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Week 3: Pickups of the Week

Players who may be available in your league, that are worth considering adding to your roster. This week's picks include Derek Anderson, Jeff Garcia, Matt Schaub, Sammy Morris, and Derrick Ward.

Waiver Wire Watch: Looking Ahead to Week 3

I would think that most top players were drafted in your league, but here are some possible pickups that might still be available in your league after their week 2 performances...

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QB Derek Anderson, Cleveland: After throwing for 328 yards and 5 TDs to lead Cleveland to an upset win over the Bengals, Anderson will probably be the most picked up free agent this week. However, unless you league starts two QBs, Anderson is at best a fantasy backup or a bye week fill in. I don't think he will put up those type numbers every week and most expect (at some point) for the Browns to turn the QB job over to rookie Brady Quinn.

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QB Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay: I listed Garcia in my first waiver wire article and after two weeks he has thrown for 444 yards, 2 TDs, and no interceptions. The 37 year old Garcia was a former Pro Bowl QB for San Francisco a few years ago and he was the hero in Philadelphia last year before signing a free agent deal with the Buccaneers in the off season. Garcia seems like a good fit in Jon Gruden's offense and considering he is a free agent in most all fantasy leagues, he is worth keeping an eye as a bye week fill in or injury replacement at QB for fantasy owners.

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QB Matt Schaub, Houston: Schaub probably went undrafted in most 10 team leagues (and in some 12 team leagues), but after two weeks of play he looks very comfortable in the Houston Texans' offense. In week 1 he threw for 225 yards, plus 1 TD, and in week 2 he threw for 227 yards, plus 2 TDs. If Schaub is still a free agent in your league, he warrants a roster spot. I would recommend picking him up.

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RB Sammy Morris, New England: Morris is the backup to Laurence Maroney in New England, but based on how he was used by the Patriots in the first two games of the season, he is worth picking up. He had 11 carries for 54 yards, along with 2 receptions for 11 yards against the Jets. In week 2 against the Chargers, he had 10 carries for 51 yards, plus a TD. New England is going to be winning most games, so Morris should get some late game carries and may become the Patriots' goal line back. Maroney owners should already have him as a handcuff, but if he is still a free agent in your league, then I would advise picking him up for a roster spot.

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RB Derrick Ward, NY Giants: I named Ward in last week's article after Brandon Jacobs was injured in the Sunday night game and he came in to get 13 carries for 89 rushing yards, along with 4 receptions for 27 yards, plus 1 TD. In Sunday's loss to the Packers, Ward was the lone bright spot on offense for the Giants, rushing for 90 yards on 15 carries, plus he had 4 receptions for 35 yards. Ward should have been grabbed up in basically every fantasy league by now, but in case he is still a free agent in any league that you are in, then I advise you to pick him up immediately and find a roster spot available for him

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RB DeShawn Wynn, Green Bay: Wynn, a rookie RB out of Florida, jumps on the fantasy radar after getting 2 TDs in Green Bay's road win over the Giants this past weekend. In week 1 he only had 1 carry for 8 yards, along with 1 reception for 18 yards, but in week 2 he got 10 carries for 50 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 receptions for 18 yards. Brandon Jackson is the starter, but he appeared ineffective in his goal line opportunities and Wynn's performance could warrant more playing time in the future. If he is available in your league, I would pick him up if I had a roster spot available (especially if Vernand Morency remains out with an injury).