Here are three notable waiver pickups to nab this week.
Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo: The Bills shocked the world with their upset win at Minnesota Sunday, and Ivory made a significant contribution with 126 yards from scrimmage. LeSean McCoy could miss more time because of cracked rib cartilage, and Ivory remains a violent, physical runner who is very tough to tackle once he reaches the second level of defenders. Ivory does have a checkered injury history of his own, but as long as he is filling in for McCoy, he has fantasy appeal, especially with bye weeks now beginning in Week Four.
Albert Wilson, WR, Miami: The surprising and undefeated Dolphins have found a playmaker in Wilson, who was an afterthought in Kansas City. Kenny Stills is inconsistent and DeVante Parker looks like he will never amount to much of anything. Wilson has scored in consecutive weeks, including a 74-yard reception vs. Oakland Sunday, and he even threw a TD pass vs. the Raiders. Wilson is not getting targeted heavily yet, so there is some boom-or-bust risk attached to him, but you should at least add him for depth now, as his looks may increase if he continues to show a knack for making things happen.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland: If you lost Jimmy Garoppolo or Deshaun Watson is disappointing you, you must take a flier on the rookie who actually led the Browns to a victory last week. Mayfield has crisp mechanics, a quick release and puts good zip on his passes. Cleveland does have some potential playmakers in the passing game, solid run support and the defense will give the offense the ball back frequently. There is some real upside with Mayfield if you cannot make a trade to improve your QB situation.