Players to Drop for Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups in Fantasy Football

Players to Drop for Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups in Fantasy Football


Two weeks of the NFL season are already in the books. If you've missed on some of those early-to-mid-round picks, it's still a bit too early to hit the panic button. But don't be afraid to cut ties with some injured players or some underwhelming late-round picks.

Week 3 Waiver Wire

You don't want to cut ties with high-upside players too early, but you also don't want duds hanging around taking up valuable bench space.

Fantasy Football Players to Drop

With that in mind, here are three players--all rostered in at least 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues--that you can drop to make space for Week 3 wavier wire pickups.

1. Kenneth Walker III, RB, Seattle Seahawks (59% Rostered)

Kenneth Walker logged just 6 touches and a dreadful 24% snap share in Week 2, his first appearance of the 2022 season. He holds long-term upside in dynasty leagues, but not much for the remainder of the 2022 season. This is Rashaad Penny's backfield and Walker will only become relevant should Seattle begin struggling with injuries. If the rookie had any upside as a pass-catcher he may hold a glimmer of value, but that's yet to be seen throughout college and his early pro career.

2. Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (69% Rostered)

Back-to-back seasons with 100+ targets is an intriguing stat, but it's still clear that Chase Claypool sits firmly behind Diontae Johnson on the Steelers depth chart. Nobody is questioning that. It's more about if George Pickens will take over his role. The rookie hasn't yet produced any fantasy-relevant stats, but his usage in Week 2 was telling. He ran 36 routes on 50 offensive snaps, while Claypool went for 38 routes on 58 snaps. Despite Claypool's busy day running routes, he still ranks third on the team in targets (12). The offense looks to tight end Pat Freiermuth more often than Claypool right now, and that's a concerning trend for a wide receiver. Bottom line? Pittsburgh's offense is struggling to move the ball and ranks 30th in total yards and 28th in passing yards. I don't like any of the options outside of Johnson.

3. Robert Woods, WR, Tennessee Titans (71% Rostered)

The reason to drop Robert Woods follows a lot of the same logic as Chase Claypool. Tennessee's offense is putrid outside of Derrick Henry. They rank 27th in total yards, 25th in passing yards and 28th in points scored. Robert Woods has also been nowhere to be found. His 7 targets rank behind the likes of Treylon Burks and Kyle Phillips, which is a concerning trend for fantasy managers.

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