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Back by popular demand in 2018... RotoBaller has brought back for the NFL season our Ultimate 2018 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups List.  Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below.

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2018 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Adds by NFL Position

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Week 3 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Below are RotoBaller's Week 3 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 3 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our weekly tiered defense rankings are a guide to making waiver wire pickups to improvecontinue reading...

Week 3 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Week 2 has wrapped up, and, while some kickers put up some great numbers, others kicked themselves out of a job. Through two weeks, we've seen multiple surprises at the top of the kicker scorers. Players like Chandler Catanzaro andcontinue reading...

Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Up is down, black is white, cats and dogs are living together. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the best QB in football (OK, behind Pat Mahomes) and Blake Bortles doubled Aaron Rodgers in fantasy pointscontinue reading...

Week 3 Running Backs - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

After two weeks of game action, anyone who drafted Leonard Fournette, Devonta Freeman, or Joe Mixon has already been confronted with having their early-round pick sidelined due to injury. That has automatically launched the unwanted processcontinue reading...

Week 3 Wide Receivers - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

It’s time to start prepping for Week 3 waiver wire additions and I have you covered for wide receivers. As I was looking up players to add for this article, I was shocked to see some of the names that are still not at leastcontinue reading...

Week 3 Quarterbacks - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

We had another wild and woolly week of action in the NFL, and some big quarterback performances from unlikely sources once again in Week 2. Many owners prefer to set and forget at quarterback, but for those of us that like to play the streaming gamecontinue reading...

Week 3 Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Two weeks down, and 15 weeks to go for fantasy football owners to find their starting tight end. The Greg Olsen and Delanie Walker owners who were unable to fill their tight end voids last week have another opportunity to thiscontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 3 Lightning Round

There's always some degree of insanity at the outset of a new football season, but 2018 feels like quite the beast in this regard. We've got players being thrust into the spotlight due to injuries and sheer force of will -- some arecontinue reading...

Tavon Austin (WR, DAL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: What year is it? This is a name that makes me question that whole bizarro NFL thing. Dallas Cowboys wider receiver Tavon Austin is the ultimate hype train that never really pannedcontinue reading...

James Washington (WR, PIT) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw the ball 60 times in Sunday's shootout with the Chiefs. SIXTY passes. Whenever your starting quarterback is slinging the ball around like that, you better be getting somecontinue reading...

Chris Ivory (RB, BUF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Buffalo Bills running back Chris Ivory is more of a waiver wire find as a result of an injury rather than performance. Bills starter LeSean McCoy injured his ribs on Sundaycontinue reading...

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick is the leading MVP candidate. There have been two ties in two weeks. Josh Gordon is a Patriot. James Conner has more fantasy points than both Odell Beckham and continue reading...

John Brown (WR, BAL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens wide receiver John Brown has scored twice in the first two games, but you should also pay attention to the fact he was targeted 10 times in Week 2. Thecontinue reading...

Calvin Ridley (WR, ATL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley went without a catch in the first game, but broke out in a big way against the Panthers in game two of his NFL career. Ridley caughtcontinue reading...

Dante Pettis (WR, SF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dante Pettis didn't stand out in Week 2 even though Marquise Goodwin didn't suit up at all. Pettis was held to one catch for 35 yards incontinue reading...

Dede Westbrook (WR, JAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Of course, the WR4 on Jacksonville is a fantasy stud! Dede Westbrook entered the year low on the depth chart but a season-ending injury to Marqise Lee has cleared things upcontinue reading...

LeGarrette Blount (RB, DET) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you're in a full PPR league, feel free to skip over Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount. Standard league owners already know about Blount and his 18-touchdown season in 2016. Lastcontinue reading...

Andy Dalton (QB, CIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton been a top waiver wire pickup two weeks running and will stay on here until we take him seriously. His ownership dropped after a mediocre performance against thecontinue reading...

Austin Ekeler (RB, LAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The elusive Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler was included with last week’s recommendations, and his ownership percentage has risen by 23% since that time. Still, even though Ekeler provides stand-alone value,continue reading...

Jordan Wilkins (RB, IND) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS: While Indianapolis Colts running back Jordan Wilkins saw his 10 carries tie him for the team lead with Marlon Mack in Week 2, Wilkins amassed 61 yards with those opportunities (6.1 YPC) andcontinue reading...

Giovani Bernard (RB, CIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard was included in last week's waiver wire targets. However, he might have appeared to be the most questionable suggestion among the group after receiving just two touchescontinue reading...

Corey Clement (RB, PHI) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Here's a quick review of Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement in the eyes of fantasy owners. First, he entered the season as the apparent RB2 behind Jay Ajayi, whocontinue reading...

Marlon Mack (RB, IND) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It is amazing how quickly Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack was mentally discarded by a sufficient number of owners for his ownership percentage to reach this level. Once it was clear thatcontinue reading...

Ito Smith (RB, ATL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Devonta Freeman's knee injury not only launched Tevin Coleman into high-end RB2 status, but also elevated both the opportunity and value for Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith. The rookie suddenly became acontinue reading...

Mark Walton (RB, CIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The combination of Joe Mixon's absence, and Giovani Bernard's ascension into Cincinnati's RB1 role have elevated Mark Walton into backup responsibilities behind Bernard. The 5'10", 200-pound rookie was selectedcontinue reading...

Marcus Murphy (RB, BUF) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSISLeSean McCoy's rib injury during Buffalo's Week 2 matchup lifts Buffalo Bills running back Marcus Murphy into consideration for anyone who opted to draft McCoy. Even if Buffalo's 30-year oldcontinue reading...

Ian Thomas (TE, CAR) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Greg Olsen’s replacement, Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas, did not put any stamp on the fantasy map in his first game as a semi-starter. He only caught two passes for 10continue reading...

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon is New York’s best pass-catching tight end, which is like saying someone is Oakland’s best pass rusher. Still, Herndon has wide-receiver skills as a tight end and seemscontinue reading...

Jake Butt (TE, DEN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt looks fully recovered from the serious knee injury that ruined his rookie campaign in 2017. He has a modest six receptions for 77 yards over Denver’scontinue reading...

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, JAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jacksonville has found a younger version of Marcedes Lewis in Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and not just because neither is good at averaging 10 yards per catch. A.S.J. hauled in a Blake Bortles touchdown passcontinue reading...

Jesse James (TE, PIT) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The rumors of Vance McDonald being the best fantasy tight end in Pittsburgh have been squashed after Jesse James busted out for 138 yards and a touchdown this past weekend againstcontinue reading...

Jameis Winston (QB, TB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is of course still suspended next week and as previously stated his job may be in jeopardy, but in two-QB leagues or deep leagues where waiverscontinue reading...

Sam Darnold (QB, NYJ) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold didn’t have a great fantasy performance and made his share of mistakes in this game, but he has shown promise in the first two weeks ofcontinue reading...

Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, TB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has entered full-on Fitz-Magic mode, shredding the defending Super Bowl champions in Week 2 for 402 yards and four touchdowns. Miraculous hot streaks are practically ancontinue reading...

Blake Bortles (QB, JAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was impressive in Jacksonville’s 31-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday, throwing for 377 yards and four touchdowns. It's one of the best games Bortles has evercontinue reading...

Terelle Pryor (WR, NYJ) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It appears Qunicy Enunwa has established himself as the WR1 in New York, but should we just default to Robby Anderson as the WR2? After Week 2, we may have more questions than answerscontinue reading...

Tyler Boyd (WR, CIN) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Bengals offense appears to be clicking again as Cincinnati has scored 68 points in two games to start the season. A.J. Green is back to being a top end WR1, Andycontinue reading...

Ted Ginn (WR, NO) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 41% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Still not a huge fan of Ted Ginn because of the pass catching options around him, but somehow, he has continued to fend off Tre’Quon Smith as the WR2 while Cameron Meredithcontinue reading...

Geronimo Allison (WR, GB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: I didn’t include Geronimo Allison last week and I had a lot of questions as to why. Aaron Rodgers injury was one of the reasons along with a huge performance from continue reading...

Antonio Callaway (WR, CLE) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Goodbye Josh Gordon and hello Antonio Callaway. I have been touting Callaway since before the combine. The talent was there, and in my opinion, he was the second mostcontinue reading...

DeSean Jackson (WR, TB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We spent all off-season trying to decide if Mike Evans was a bust or if Chris Godwin was going to breakout or how the backfield would work out, that we completely forgot how goodcontinue reading...

Keelan Cole (WR, JAC) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 48% of Leagues ANALYSIS: How Keelan Cole hasn’t reached 50% ownership is beyond me. If you follow me on Twitter or read my work, I am even more disappointed in you. I’ve been telling you since last seasoncontinue reading...

Tyrod Taylor (QB, CLE) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 31% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor did not have a stellar performance in Week 2 (246 passing yards one TD, one INT), but he outproduced other QBs outside the top-14 like continue reading...

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper caught all five of the passes aimed his way and might be carving out a role for himself finally. The fact that he also caught acontinue reading...

Chris Godwin (WR, TB) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 35% of Leagues ANALYSIS: You wouldn't be blamed for doubting if Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bucs were for real, but it's still a shock to see that wide receiver Chirs Godwin saw his ownership barely climbcontinue reading...

Javorius Allen (RB, BAL) - Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen is a good addition in deeper leagues. With Kenneth Dixon (knee) out of the mix for several weeks, Allen will stay busy on passing downscontinue reading...

Week 2 Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2018 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

We're back and it feels so good! Below are RotoBaller's Week 2 defense tiers and rankings, or which defenses to stream, start and target off the waiver wire for Week 2 of the NFL and fantasy football season. Our tiered defense rankings are your guide to draftingcontinue reading...

Javorius Allen (RB, BAL) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens running back Javorius Allen is a last resort dart throw in deeper leagues. We are not thrilled about putting him on this list. We have  never been interested in playerscontinue reading...

Tyrod Taylor (QB, CLE) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor is a top add of the week regardless of format. Taylor always got the short end of the stick in Buffalo from both a real-life perspective ascontinue reading...

Ted Ginn (WR, NO) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Coming in at 18% owned, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Ted Ginn just barely makes the cut this week. Ginn hauled in five receptions with a score on six targets, finishing withcontinue reading...