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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WR Tank Dell, Houston Texans

Noah Brown going on IR would seem to be inconsequential, but it opened up a bigger role for Dell in Week 2 and he took advantage with seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets against the Indianapolis Colts. The rookie also played more snaps and ran more routes than No. 1 receiver Nico Collins against the Colts.

The Texans have had negative game scripts in each of their first two games, and that's sure to be a regular thing all season. It also means multiple wide receivers can be fantasy relevant, as we've seen with Collins and Woods both posting back-to-back notable games thus far.

Dell is a little shy of being a must-add right now. But there are surely some fantasy owners in leagues with 12 or more teams who are using a bench spot in a not-so ideal way (an extra tight end? two kickers?) and he makes a lot of sense as a stash in that situation

ESPN Ownership: 3.8%
Yahoo! Ownership: 5%

WR Tutu Atwell, Los Angeles Rams

While Puka Nacua was having another boom game in Week 2, Atwell posted seven receptions for 77 yards (on nine targets) against the San Francisco 49ers. He has 196 yards and 17 targets over the first two weeks, in a Rams' offense that has Matthew Stafford throwing plenty and looks fairly good overall.

When Cooper Kupp comes off IR, after Week 4 at the earliest, it's Atwell who's likely to take the biggest hit to his fantasy value over Nacua. But for at least the next couple weeks he'll have a prominent target share, and Atwell is worth rostering in any league with 12 or more teams as a depth receiver.

ESPN Ownership: 31.7%
Yahoo! Ownership: 25%

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