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FANTASY FOOTBALL: James Robinson, Corey Davis, Chase Claypool lead the Top 30 Waiver-Wire Pickups for NFL Week 3

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Jaguars tailback James Robinson rolled for 120 total yards (102 rushing) and one TD last week. Of equal importance, he's averaging 18 touches per outing.

Here’s the BATSBY Sports listing of fantasy football’s top 30 free agents in advance of Week 3, universally citing 12-team Points Per Reception leagues — a countdown which typically values long-term viability over one week of superb stats.

Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Philip Rivers, Derek Carr, Baker Mayfield, Mitchell Trubisky and Garnder Minshew III are the likeliest candidates for most points from Sunday to Sunday.

But we also place an equal or higher priority on landing possible dynamos at receiver, running back and tight end, especially those who’ve already become fixtures in the red zone.

WEEK 3 PREP WORK

GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT: Top 30 waiver-wire pickups for Week 3
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PREFERRED WAIVER-WIRE PICKUPS

  1. RB James Robinson, Jaguars
  2. RB Mike Davis, Panthers
  3. WR Corey Davis, Titans
  4. WR Keelan Cole Jr., Jaguars
  5. TE Jonnu Smith, Titans
  6. WR N’Keal Harry, Patriots
  7. RB Dion Lewis, Giants
  8. WR Chase Claypool, Steelers
  9. QB Gardner Minshew III, Jaguars
  10. RB Jerick McKinnon, 49ers
  11. QB Philip Rivers, Colts
  12. TE Jordan Reed, 49ers
  13. QB Justin Herbert, Chargers
  14. TE Mo Alie-Cox, Colts
  15. WR Russell Gage, Falcons
  16. RB Devonta Freeman, Giants
  17. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
  18. QB Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  19. QB Derek Carr, Raiders
  20. WR Michael Pittman Jr., Colts
  21. WR Tre’Quan Smith, Saints
  22. D/ST Indianapolis Colts
  23. PK Younghee Koo, Falcons
  24. RB J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team
  25. RB Jalen Richard, Raiders
  26. D/ST Washington Football Team
  27. QB Baker Mayfield, Browns
  28. PK Rodrigo Blankenship, Colts
  29. QB Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers
  30. QB Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins

About The Managing Editor

Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out NBA.com, MLB.com, PGATour.com, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with SI.com‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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