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Week 3 In the Scope Targets

“In the Scope” is a unique weekly article that won’t solely focus on giving readers the mainstream fantasy football waiver wire pickups. Instead, we aim to recommend the top free agents to acquire after waivers run. These players may be the top pickups next week, saving you Free Agent Acquisition Budget (FAAB) and waiver priority. So whether you’re trying to grab the leftover mainstream Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire pickups or the longer-ranged free agents, below are some options to consider.

Rostership percentages are based on ESPN Points Per Reception (PPR) redraft fantasy football leagues as of Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Check Your Waivers; Week 3 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups

Darrell Williams (RB, Arizona Cardinals) | 6.5 percent
Tyler Conklin (TE, New York Jets) | 5.5 percent
Sterling Shepard (WR, New York Giants) | 17.6 percent
Noah Brown (WR, Dallas Cowboys) | 7.8 percent
Jared Goff (QB, Detroit Lions) | 19.4 percent

In the Scope Targets; Top Week 3 Fantasy Football Free Agent Finds

Josh Reynolds (WR, Detroit Lions) |  0.3 percent

Keeping in line with 2021, the Detroit Lions have proven to be a pass-heavy attack again in 2021. Marquee receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark are getting their bread, but quarterback Jared Goff has been spreading the ball out these first two weeks. His 71 pass attempts have been to nine different players. As a result, one of the players that have been an early beneficiary is wide receiver, Josh Reynolds.  

The five-year veteran pass-catcher was a teammate of Goff’s in Los Angeles and moved to Detroit with him ahead of last season after being cut by the Titans. Reynolds was always lost behind more talented receivers with the Rams, but this season may finally have a chance to break out. 

He is averaging a 76 percent snap so far in 2022. Reynolds has turned that opportunity into four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. In addition, the next three weeks have the Lions facing the Vikings, Seahawks and Patriots – all favorable matchups for the Detroit receivers. Don’t get out the FAAB money gun for this one. The rest of your league mates are unlikely to have him on their radar. – Nate Polvogt


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