Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: WR - Week 3 (video)
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.
It has been a while since Avery's name meant anything to fantasy owners as the one-time Ram has been a non-factor the past two years. Avery scored in Week 1, however, and followed that with nine catches for 111 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.
Much of his opportunities probably rest on the availability of Austin Collie (concussion), which might be an issue all year. There remain enough unknowns with Indianapolis' offense not to overreact if you're happy with your depth, but if you're looking to take a chance you could give Avery a shot.
Fantasy football free agents: One-week plays
The following fantasy football pickups are for those who need injury or bye week replacements. They are not players you immediately acquire - unless your team is in dire straits. Some have, however, shown some life and should be followed in case they materialize as options beyond their temporary use.
After a decent debut, Jones was M.I.A. last Sunday (one catch for negative-one yard). A visit to Cleveland could be just what he needs to bounce back, though, as the Browns have allowed 230.5 receiving yards and two touchdowns per game to opposing wideouts - both of which rank 30th in the league.
Murphy was targeted five times in the opener but didn't even see a pass head his way in Week 2. That could change Thursday night when the Giants come to town; New York's pass defense has been victimized by opposing receivers this year for 236.5 receiving yards and 2.5 scores per contest. He's No. 3 on the depth chart, but then again so was Kevin Ogletree.
Fantasy football free agents: Watch list
These fantasy football free agents shouldn't be on your immediate list. They may have had a big week. They may have talent but are buried on the depth chart and merely awaiting an opportunity. Still, fantasy football players must know who they are for their potential contribution in the future.
A week after he posted eight catches for 86 yards, Hawkins caught just two passes against the Cleveland Browns. He turned one short pass into a 50-yard score, but his limited involvement is a concern. Better to keep monitoring him for now.
After a dreadful performance in Week 1, quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for 322 yards this past Sunday; during which Massaquoi (5-90-0) and Little (5-57-1) were each targeted a team-high seven times. If possible, steer clear of this quagmire until we have a better read on the Browns offense. Giggity.
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