Some fantasy football tips after Week 3

Sports Editor Tanner Curtis has some ways to improve your squad early in the season

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Just because sport editor Tanner Curtis is struggling with his fantasy football roster, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take his advice how to improve your season.

Tanner Curtis, Staff Writer

Fantasy Football Week 3

Week 3 of Fantasy Football was a great week with a lot of high scorers and some players finally stepping up and performing to their abilities. I’m going to go over some trades and waiver pickups for Week 4 to help your team win.

Waiver Pickups

The number one waiver pickup this week is a clear choice – Carolina Panthers rookie running back Chubba Hubbard. Hubbard was the 126th overall pick in the draft out of Oklahoma State. He was intended to be the backup to Christian McCaffrey. But McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury during the Panther’s Week 2 matchup, so Hubbard will have to take over the role of lead back. If you are able to get Hubbard off the waiver wire I would recommend starting him because the Panthers like to feed their running backs. 

One good option at wide receiver is Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn, who has been getting a large amount of targets through the first three weeks of the season. After having a fantastic performance in Week 2,  the Vikings could look to expand his role in the offense. Osborn could be a viable flex or wide receiver 3, but if there is no space in the starting lineup make sure to keep him on your bench for depth.

Another good option at wide receiver is Buffalo Bills wideout Emmanuel Sanders. The Bills offense was dominant in Week 3 against Washington and Sanders was a big reason for this. He caught five passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. It seems like the Bills offense is starting to click and the Allen to Sanders connection could be dangerous. If you are able to pick him up this week I would recommend putting him in your lineup if you are short on receivers because he has a nice matchup against the Texans coming up.

Staying on the topic of the Bills offense, running back Zack Moss could give you some great depth at running back. Moss has had to compete with Devin Singletary so far in his short career, but he seems to be taking over as the lead back especially in the red zone. This is good for fantasy because Moss could become a very good option at RB 2 or Flex.

Trades

A lot of fantasy managers are still experiencing early panic for their picks that have been underproducing and now is the perfect time to try and steal those players that will win you the league.

The two biggest targets are both running backs, and the first one is Washington’s Antonio Gibson. Gibson hasn’t been producing the high amount of fantasy points that people were hoping for. This isn’t due to him not playing well but because he is getting less touches. Gibson will start to get the ball more and that means he will be putting up a lot of points. Try and see if you can underpay for him now and if you get him you will be in a great position to win your league.

The other running back would be Saquan Barkley from the New York Giants. Barkley is coming off a horrible ACL tear and is still trying to get up to speed, but he does seem to be very close to regaining his old form. Barkley had a good week fantasy wise in Week 3, so it may be more difficult to get him now. If you can get him for less than RB 1 value I would.

The final trade target I would have is Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who was a beast in fantasy last year racking up a lot of targets and touchdowns. He still has been getting large amounts of targets, but he only has one touchdown. But don’t worry the production will come and if you are able to under pay for him you should.