Fantasy Football: Week 3 takeaways and waiver wire advice (Podcast)

The Fantasy Fixers evaluate Week 3 and explain which players were winners and losers. Also, find out which players are the hot pickups for Week 4.

This week on the Fantasy Fixers Podcast, we talk about the emergence of backup quarterbacks both on the field and in fantasy football. Whether it was Daniel Jones, Kyle Allen, Mason Rudolph, or Luke Falk, we have the latest on the fallout from their performances and how it will affect their teams throughout the rest of the season.

We also talk about the winners and losers from Week 3, and potential waiver wire targets. Should you run out and put a claim in for New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman? We break it all down for you.

Fill-in quarterbacks rule in Week 3

In Week 3, fantasy owners saw the emergence of fill-in quarterbacks. The Week three takeaways start with the quarterback that made the most significant buzz, in New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. All Daniel Jones did in his first NFL start is to lead the Giants in a comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jones threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores. 

The Carolina Panthers were forced to turn to Kyle Allen after Cam Newton reaggravated a foot sprain that he initially suffered in the preseason. Kyle Allen stepped up and threw for four touchdowns in the Panthers 38-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. 

Unfortunately, not all of the replacement quarterbacks fared well in Week 3. The Fantasy Fixers explain what they saw with Mason Rudolph taking over for Ben Roethlisberger but lose to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Additionally, Luke Falk and the New York Jets were embarrassed by the New England Patriots. 

Week 3 Fantasy Football Winners and Losers

We analyze the Week 3 fantasy football winners and losers and explain why quarterbacks Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen are winners along with another surprising quarterback. Find out which running backs are winners as the Fantasy Fixers take a look at two running backs that fantasy owners should consider winners in Week 3. 

There is a running back that suffers as a loser in Week 3 due to his teammates’ success. A rookie tight end is a loser in Week 3 after consecutive poor outings following a breakout performance in his debut. 

Another big loser in Week 3 is the Cleveland Browns offense. The Browns were missing eight players and went toe-to-toe with the NFC Champions Los Angeles Rams in the Sunday Night Matchup. However, they suffered a loss due to horrendous play-calling at the end of the game. Additionally, Baker Mayfield is not playing to the level we witnessed last season. 

Pick Up City

The New York Giants celebrated their big win on Sunday. However, they also received terrible news that their franchise running back Saquon Barkley suffered a high-ankle sprain and will be out four-to-eight weeks. Barkley owners will need to look to the waiver wire to help their fantasy rosters. 

The most logical replacement for Barkley on fantasy rosters is his replacement, Wayne Gallman. The Fantasy Fixers believe that initially, Gallman will get the touches and is an excellent addition based on volume alone. The San Francisco 49ers continue to produce productive fantasy running backs, which includes Jeff Wilson. Wilson has consecutive weeks of scoring two touchdowns and is someone fantasy owners should look to pick up this week.

Discover the remaining players that the Fantasy Fixers should look to pick up off the Waiver Wire for their Week 4 matchups.

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