After a week heavily impacted by the unpredictable East Coast weather, many were left scrounging around looking for a last-second replacement for stars like Will Grier, David Sills V, Deebo Samuel, and Tyre Brady. Even though most of these guys are back this week, there are plenty of top-notch players available on the CFF waiver wire for those teams that are one or two guys away from really competing.
Week 3 CFF Waiver Wire
Also, be sure to check out the All-Week 3 Team and the Biggest Risers and Fallers a little further down the page.
Alan Bowman, Texas Tech
We’ve seen this song and dance before with Kliff Kingsbury’s quarterbacks. One guy gets the starting job to start the season and gets injured. Then another guy steps up and does great in his absence and steals the job away. It happened to Baker Mayfield and Davis Webb and now Alan Bowman is doing the same thing to McLane Carter. Bowman took off against Houston for 605 passing yards and five touchdown passes. The freshman will likely keep the starting job until he appears to struggle and any committed college fantasy footballer knows how valuable a Texas Tech quarterback can be.
David Pindell, UConn
The kind of guy you want on your fantasy team is the guy that is a team’s offense. We’ve seen this with Lamar Jackson, 2017 Khalil Tate, and Baker Mayfield. Now, David Pindell isn’t any of those three guys, but the UConn Huskies will live and die by what he can do. So far this season, Pindell is the fourth highest scoring quarterback in football and has two games where he went for 30-plus and those came against Central Florida and Rhode Island. The American Conference is one of the best offensive conferences in the nation this season and UConn will rely heavily on the dual-threat abilities of Pindell to compete so snatch him up while you can.
Kilton Anderson, Coastal Carolina
Kilton Anderson may not be the flashiest name on this list but he scores well consistently. Week one against South Carolina was rough for the senior quarterback, but since moving to conference play he’s scored 20-plus fantasy points in consecutive weeks. If your team has some boom or bust problems at the quarterback position, Anderson is almost assured 200 yards, two scores, and a 40+ rushing yards weekly as the Chanticleers continue Sun Belt play.
Others to Consider
Armani Rogers UNLV, 26%; Kato Nelson Akron, 2%; Sam Hartman Wake 12%
Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas
So Kansas isn’t the worst team in football this season… Who knew? A big reason that Kansas has played so well since losing their week one matchup against Nicholls State is Pooka Williams Jr. Willaims stepped up against Central Michigan two weeks ago and ran for 125 yards and two scores on 14 carries. He then took 18 carries for 158 yards and a score against Rutgers last week. His workload continues to increase and the Jayhawks aren’t going to sling the ball around too often this week as the battle for the quarterback position between Peyton Bender and Miles Kendrick will continue into week four.
Shawndarrius Phillips, FIU
Consistency is key in fantasy football. When it’s Nine O’Clock at night and you’re down 20 points in your fantasy matchup it helps to have someone there that you know can get the job done. Shawndarrius Phillips is that very guy. Phillips started off this season with a low scoring game against Big Ten opponent Indiana but has followed it up with 211 yards on the ground and three scores over two games. FIU takes on Miami this week and his production will likely dip against a quick linebacking corps, but going forward Phillips should shovel out 100-plus and a touchdown almost every game.
Jordan Ellis, UVA
For all you FBS-only leaguers out there, I present to you Jordan Ellis. Ellis is likely the third most exciting player on a pretty exciting Virginia Cavaliers offense. The addition of Bryce Perkins has opened up plenty of running lanes the returning Ellis as he has scored five times over a three-game period. He’s also been a dominant player against lesser competition (146 yards vs Richmond, 171 vs Ohio) which shows promise for some pretty good games against a struggling ACC Coastal Division.
Others to Consider
Qadree Ollison Pitt, 8%; Gerold Bright Utah State, 6%
Jonathan Duhart, Old Dominion
There’s not a ton to like about Old Dominion’s 109th ranked total offense, but Jonathan Duhart is for sure one of them. Duhart has played absolutely lights out against any team the Monarchs have played this season with 17 receptions, 360 yards, and three scores over the first three games of the season. He’s currently averaging 120 yards a game and 21 yards per reception and only looks to keep the trend going against the weaker defenses of the C-USA.
Jovon Durante, FAU
So maybe Jovon Durante isn’t exactly the most available player in fantasy, but 34% is exceedingly low for the West Virginia-transfer. Durante is off to a hot start despite the uncertainty of the FAU quarterback position with the ninth most receptions in the FBS since the start of the season. His yardage only appears inconsistent now due to the varying levels of competition (Oklahoma and Bethune-Cookman) but as soon as the Owls get going in their conference schedule, Durante could very easily be a top fantasy receiver with this much volume.
Others to Consider
Isaiah Hodgins Oregon State, 3%; Jeff Thomas Miami, 12%
All-Week 3 Team
QB: David Pindell, UConn 52 Fpts
QB: Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State 51 Fpts
RB: Ta’Zhawn Henry, Texas Tech 39 Fpts
RB: Devin Singletary, FAU 38 Fpts
WR: Antoine Wesley, Texas Tech 44 Fpts
WR: Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia 36 Fpts
WR: KJ Osborn, Buffalo 36 Fpts
TE: Cameron Green, Northwestern 24 Fpts
DST: Western Michigan 44 Fpts
K: Tucker McCann, Missouri 16 Fpts
Week 3 Risers/Fallers
- RB Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State +81.1%
- RB Kylin Hill, Mississippi State +79.3%
- QB Blake Barnett, USF +55.2%
- WR Rico Bussey Jr., North Texas +52.5%
- K Dominik Eberle, +52%
- RB Rodney Anderson, Oklahoma -41.5%
- RB Rodney Smith, Minnesota -38.1%
- RB Jonathan Ward, Central Michigan -23.6%
- WR Hakeem Butler, Iowa State -23.6%
- K Matthew Wright, UCF -23.2%
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