Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: RB - Week 3 (video)

by Herija C. Green on September 19, 2012 @ 11:46:00 PDT


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If you are serious about winning your fantasy league football championship, stay on top of your fantasy football team throughout the year.

Each week during the NFL fantasy football season, KFFL brings you its Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, which breaks down players to pick up. Be aggressive when picking up fantasy football free agents. Even if you do not need a player, you can tuck him away for depth or block others from adding him to their fantasy football team.

Note: Percentage of polled leagues in which player is available in parentheses

Fantasy football free agents: Priority additions

The following players should be high on your radar and are worthy of being added immediately to your fantasy football team.

NEW - Mikel Leshoure, Detroit Lions (18 percent)

Although Kevin Smith has done a solid job through two games, his career is defined by injuries. With Leshoure, a second-round selection in 2011, set to make his regular-season debut this Sunday after serving a two-game suspension he's someone worth adding in all leagues.

Fantasy football free agents: Look to acquire

The following players will have greater significance in deep fantasy football leagues. In shallow fantasy football leagues, they are not as high of a priority but should be considered based on your fantasy football team's needs.

New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw
Bradshaw dinged again

Andre Brown, New York Giants (100 percent)

When starter Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) exited, the G-Men turned the ground game over to Brown and not first-round pick David Wilson. Brown responded with 90 total yards (71 rushing) and a touchdown, helping to rally the team past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bradshaw is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, which should shed some light on the severity of his injury.

Wilson might work his way back up the depth chart, but his chances of doing so in the immediate future don't look bright. Clearly, if Bradshaw is expected to miss extended time Brown immediately becomes a priority addition.

Daryl Richardson, St. Louis Rams (97 percent)

Coming into the season it was expected that rookie Isaiah Pead would be the team's top option off the bench. However, with Steven Jackson (groin) nursing a sore groin in Week 2, head coach Jeff Fisher went with Richardson. The seventh-rounder carried the ball 15 times for 83 yards and added a pair of receptions for 19 yards.

As with Brown, Richardson's value is heavily dependent on the severity of Jackson's strained groin. However, S-Jax owners should jettison Pead and scoop up Richardson as your new insurance policy.

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