On the Wire: 2010 Week Three Fantasy Football Waiver Pickups

RB Mike Tolbert, San Diego

Two games, two Ryan Mathews fumbles and an ankle injury this week for good measure. Tolbert got the work this week in the Chargers crushing defeat of the Jaguars, picking up 82 yards and two touchdowns on six carries.

Don’t get too excited on this one since the Chargers are clearly heavily invested in Mathews. Two points worth noting. We now have evidence that Tolbert can produce when given an opportunity and he was the Chargers go to guy with a lead and Mathews out, not Darren Sproles.


RB Jason Snelling, Atlanta

After Michael Turner left with a groin injury, Snelling ran over the Cardinals defence in a home win. He racked up 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries and pitched in on the receiving end as well with five receptions for 57 yards and a score.

The Falcons have indicated that Turner could have went back in but his services weren’t required in a blowout win over the Cardinals. Nonetheless, giddy up to the waiver wire to see if Snelling is available since there is mounting evidence that Turner cannot stay healthy.


WR Kevin Walter, Houston

Houston head coach Gary Kubiak seems like a perfectly smart coach and the Texans have won twice to open the season. So, if you think Kubiak has a sound offensive mind then it’s likely you’ll agree that he’s going to get Walter even more involved since he’s caught all 13 passes thrown his way this year for 173 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Looks like the whole Jacoby Jones vs. Walter preseason debate was a waste of time since there are plenty of touches to go around in Houston with tight end Owen Daniels AWOL, at least for the early part of 2010.


WR Louis Murphy and Darrius Heyward-Bey, Oakland

With BruceGradkowski in for the second half against the Rams, Heyw...

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