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Dynasty IDP Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 3 (Fantasy Football)

by John Orr
Sep 18, 2018

Rookie safety Justin Reid (middle) has been very good for Houston so far

John Orr discusses weekly dynasty IDP waiver pickups during each week of the NFL season. 

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I’m going to give you a few adds each week for you to think about and consider. I play in deep dynasty IDP leagues so my recommendations will be based on that. You won’t get the big name adds from me because they are probably owned already. Let’s get ready for Week 3!

Defensive Linemen

Jurrell Casey (TEN)
I’m floored here. We must have some shallow leagues for him to be available in so many leagues. Playing against the Houston Texans, he corralled Deshaun Watson twice! The durable defensive lineman is capable of big games and can solidify your line. My hats off to him for the 40th sack of his career in their victory. This week, he will be needed if they hope to slow down the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Isaac Rochell (LAC)
He was a spot starter for me last week and delivered five tackles. He will see playing time into October with Bosa out due to injury. When you have a starter, you always have a shot at points. I like him against the run and see him as a player who can get a few tackles each week. If he gets some heat on the quarterback, it’s a welcome bonus. If you’re looking for some DL help, this is a good option.

Linebackers

Josh Bynes (ARI)
Please, I’m begging you! Pick this guy off your waivers. You will be rewarded with weekly tackle points. Even if you’re loaded, you can stack some quality depth on your bench. This guy sniffs out running backs and will help you weekly. He is the LB to own in Arizona right now.

Kenny Young (BAL)
You can’t replace C.J. Mosley. The guy is a 
stud! If you’re in a pinch and need to decide who to grab from the Ravens, I’d go after this guy. He finished with four tackles, and three assisted tackles and has some upside. Playing time should increase and the more he sees the field, the more the Ravens brass will get behind him. Keep your eyes on him.

Darius Leonard (IND)
Well, he is no longer a sleeper option after last week. He is surprisingly underowned, which makes me think most owners have him dialed up as their top waiver wire add this week. In deeper leagues, he is owned already, but in the smaller roster leagues, you have a shot at him.

Defensive Backs

Justin Reid (HOU)
I’ve been high on him since he joined the Houston Texans. He is a talented player who I had stashed away after my rookie drafts. With a low ownership percentage on MFL, you can add some depth with him. Finishing third on defense in tackles (five total) you’re grabbing a guy who knows how to get to the ball. Expect him to provide weekly stats in your lineup. In deep first-year dynasty leagues where you’re going with five or more secondary players, you better get him NOW.

Get after it and good luck this week!

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