The 2018 NFL season is just two weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire Quarterbacks for Week 3.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Cleveland Browns
Taylor went 22-for-30 for 246 yards with a touchdown and an interception, along with 26 rushing yards, against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Through two games he has accounted for three total touchdowns (two passing) and over 100 rushing yards, and he’s the 13th-highest scoring quarterback in Yahoo! leagues right now (pending the Seahawks-Bears game Monday night Week 2).
Taylor will get the New York Jets on Thursday night in Week 3. Spurred by five interceptions against the Detroit Lions in Week 1 (four off Matthew Stafford), the New York Jets allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks that week. They allowed 212 total yards and two touchdown passes to Ryan Tannehill in Week 2, so somewhere in between Week 1 and Week 2 should be an expectation for the Jets’ defense.
After that Taylor gets a mix of favorable (Oakland Raiders-Week 4, Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Week 7, Pittsburgh Steelers-Week 8, Kansas City Chiefs-Week 9) and tough-looking matchups (Baltimore Ravens-Week 5, Los Angeles Chargers-Week 6, Atlanta Falcons-Week 10) before a Week 11 bye.
Taylor is hardly a fantasy stud, and his job security will always be a question as the Browns consider when to launch the Baker Mayfield era. But with a fair amount of good matchups coming, Taylor can be added as a QB2/streaming option in 12-and-14 team leagues.
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