The Watch List: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers to Stash Ahead of Week 3

Jason Schandl
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The fantasy football landscape changes so quickly that you should always be thinking weeks ahead. It's a short season, and you can't neglect your current week's lineup, but with the roster spots at the end of your bench you should be taking some gambles. That's especially true early in the year, before bye weeks kick in.

The following three players, all owned in less than 20 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, may not offer much fantasy appeal in Week 3, but their long-term upside could make them worth a roster spot.

1. DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (10% Owned)

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The Miami Dolphins have been absolutely egregious, having one of the worst starts to an NFL season of all time. It's not likely to get much better in Week 3's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, either. The Dolphins are bad, no doubt, but a stretch of games against the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Cowboys is a tough run for any team, so we need to factor that into our thoughts on the 'Phins. Having traded Kenny Stills and with Albert Wilson still doubtful with a calf injury, DeVante Parker is the de facto No. 1 WR in Miami. He's been targeted seven times in each of his first two games, and while his production has not been good (three receptions for 25 yards), that kind of volume isn't something to ignore. Even if the Dolphins lose lots of football games, a No. 1 WR that's getting seven targets per game still has a good chance to start returning some fantasy value, particularly in PPR leagues where the upside of high reception totals in garbage time can give him a boost.

2. Justice Hill, RB, Baltimore Ravens (19% Owned)

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Justice Hill's snaps have been fairly limited so far, playing less than 30 percent in both of the Baltimore Ravens' games. Because these have both been blowouts, that could actually be a positive sign that he's not buried on the depth chart. It was Gus Edwards, not Hill, who racked up garbage time looks in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins, and then both Hill and Edwards played the same number of snaps in Week 2. Mark Ingram is already banged up with a shoulder injury, and while he did play through it in Week 2, he briefly left the game in the first half because of the injury. Hill could carve out a role for himself, even if Ingram stays healthy, and the added bonus of a potential boost in workload makes him a high-upside gamble.

3. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Oakland Raiders (5% Owned)

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Hunter Renfrow hasn't lived up to his potential in the post-Antonio Brown era for the Oakland Raiders, but he's shown flashes. He didn't get involved in the offense much against the Denver Broncos in Week 1, but that was a weird game, which the Raiders reportedly spent most of the week expecting Brown to play in before he was released. In Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Renfrow played an expanded 75.4 percent of the Raiders' snaps and saw a team-high eight targets. While Tyrell Williams certainly has a higher ceiling, Renfrow could very well prove himself to be a viable fantasy option if he holds onto this high-volume slot role.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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