Week 3 of the fantasy Football season brought plenty of surprises. Marvin Jones stepped up and recorded more than 200 receiving yards against a porous Packers defense. Star running back DeAngelo Williams was completely shut down by an Eagles team that absolutely destroyed the Steelers. And Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six interceptions en route to his worst quarterback rating ever. But the most relevant surprises of the week have to do with the fantasy players that have now become available on the waiver wire.

1. Robert Woods.

Woods immediately becomes the best wide receiver on the Buffalo Bills if Sammy Watkins continues to miss time with an injury.

In week 3, Woods caught six passes for 51 yards and led the team in receiving. Woods should be able to produce at least that many fantasy points for as long as Watkins is out. Woods could be a great widereceiver play against a Patriots team that will be far more focused on shutting down LeSean McCoy than the Bills passing game.

2. Darren Sproles.

Fantasy players forgot about Sproles after he scored just seven fantasy points in the first two weeks of the year. Sproles exploded in week 3 by catching six passes for 128 receiving yards and a touchdown. That production makes him worth a waiver wire claim, even if it looks like he doesn't currently occupy a huge role in the Eagles offense. Those fantasy players looking for running back replacements on the waiver wire can certainly consider Sproles, who is capable of decent fantasy production every week.

3. Cameron Brate.

There's finally a clear tight end option in Tampa Bay and his name is Cameron Brate. Brate scored two touchdowns against the Rams in week 3 and tacked on 46 receiving yards for a total of 16 fantasy points. Winston clearly has a connection with Brate and he can be considered a solid fantasy option at the tight end position moving forward.

4. Redskins D/ST.

The Redskins defense has struggled to score fantasy points for the first three weeks of the year, but things will change in week 4 against the Browns. Cody Kessler actually managed to look decent against the Dolphins, but the Redskins are favored by 9 points and will likely have plenty of opportunities to record interceptions and force turnovers.

5. Orleans Darkwa.

The Giants running back will have a chance to step up now that Shane Vereen is out for the entire season. Last year, Darkwa failed to effectively take advantage of the opportunity. Darkwa was effective in week 3 against the Redskins, scoring 11 fantasy points, but has still not proven that he can be relied upon for production. He will still be worth a waiver wire add because of the valuable role he will play on the Giants moving forward.

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