Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire for Week 3

Heading toward Week 3, here are some fantasy football waiver wire adds to consider.
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RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

Justice Hill out-snapped Edwards in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but "The Gus Bus" had more rushing yards (62 to 41) and scored a touchdown.

It looks like it will be a fairly equal workload split until further notice, and Hill is getting the passing game work. But Edwards had never been a pass-catching maven and he should not be ignored, even in a Ravens' offense that looks different under the guidance of new offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Edwards is still available in about one-third of Yahoo! leagues, and over two-thirds of ESPN leagues. He's worth checking on to see if he's available this week, at minimum.

ESPN Ownership: 32%
Yahoo! Ownership: 65%

TE Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals

Ertz had six receptions (on eight targets) for 56 yards against the New York Giants in Week 2. Through two games this season he now has 12 catches on 18 targets, with full PPR point totals of 8.1 and 11.6 respectively. Last season, before a knee injury sidelined him, he averaged 11.6 fantasy points per game (full PPR, sixth-best among tight ends).

Arizona faces some tough defenses over the next couple weeks (Dallas Cowboys-Week 3, San Francisco 49ers-Week 4). But Ertz should be a nice safety valve for Josh Dobbs, with plenty of targets still coming his way. Then things soften from Week 5-7 (Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks).

Ertz is getting target volume befitting a fantasy TE1, so he's impossible to ignore. A bad Cardinals' offense has to throw the ball more than it'd like to, and that will be a weekly thing. The biggest question with Ertz is health, at 33 years old. If he were to be traded to a better situation at some point, that would be good as long as his current role pretty much remains.

ESPN Ownership: 47.2%
Yahoo! Ownership: 10%

TE Hunter Henry, New England Patriots

Henry followed five catches for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 with six catches for 52 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. 50-plus yards and a touchdown in each game, on 6.5 targets per game, is fantasy TE1-type stuff.

Matchups almost don't matter if Henry continues to be a primary target for Mac Jones. But in Week 3 the Patriots face the New York Jets, who allowed two touchdowns to Dallas Cowboys' tight ends in Week 2. Two tougher matchups come after that (Dallas Cowboys-Week 4, New Orleans Saints-Week 5), but then it gets easier again in Week 6 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Henry obviously won't score every week. But his sheer target volume in a Patriots' offense that hasn't been awful makes him a must-add tight end off the waiver wire for as long as he qualifies.

ESPN Ownership: 34.6%
Yahoo! Ownership: 55%