Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 4 (Fantasy Football)

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We are already heading into Week 4 and last week was loaded with injuries. Below is a list of potentially available players to consider targeting in your league(s) to help fill the gaps.

Get a full breakdown from The Fantasy Footballers on today’s show: Week 4 Waivers

Wide Receivers

Team Player Roster % Matchups
TEN Treylon Burks 76% @IND / @WAS / BYE
TEN Robert Woods 34% @IND / @WAS / BYE
GB Romeo Doubs 40% NE / NYG / NYJ
JAX Zay Jones 14% @PHI / HOU / @IND
LV Mack Hollins 3% DEN / @KC / BYE
ARI Greg Dortch 34% @CAR / PHI / @SEA
DET D.J. Chark 50% SEA / @NE / BYE
BUF Isaiah McKenzie 34% @BAL / PIT / @KC
DAL Michael Gallup 55% WAS / @LAR / @PHI
PIT George Pickens 58% NYJ / @BUF / TB
TB Russell Gage 49% KC / ATL / @PIT

The waiver wire is a little slim this week for the wide receiver position, but there are a few options that are hopefully available for you. First, check to see if Treylon Burks or Romeo Doubs are on the wire. They are 76% and 40% rostered on Sleeper, so it’s likely they may already be taken.

Russell Gage is an option to consider while Julio Jones deals with the PCL injury. He saw some massive work against Green Bay in Week 3 when he caught 12 of his 13 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown. With Chris Godwin also battling injury, Tom Brady may be looking for him more often than not. He is 49% rostered on Sleeper.

Out of some other names who may be available, Pittsburgh’s rookie wide receiver has the best schedule moving forward. There are already questions at quarterback after questionable play by Mitchell Trubisky, but Pickens is involved in that offense. He showed incredible athleticism with an acrobatic catch against the Browns and looks comfortable in his role.

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Get a full breakdown from The Fantasy Footballers on today’s show: Week 4 Waivers

Running Backs

Team Player Roster % Matchups
DET Jamaal Williams 60% SEA / @NE / BYE
CHI Khalil Herbert 48% @NYG / @MIN / WAS
MIN Alexander Mattison 64% @NO / CHI / @MIA
PIT Jaylen Warren 18% NYJ / @BUF / TB
CIN Samaje Perine 9% MIA / @BAL / @NO
ATL Tyler Allgeier 33% CLE / @TB / SF

There are only a few things that are worse in fantasy than a litany of injuries to studs at running back. First and foremost, run… do not walk … to your waiver wire and check for Jamaal Williams, Khalil Herbert, and Alexander Mattison. If even one is available, smash that claim button or unload some serious FAAB. Williams and Herbert have already staked their claim in their respective offenses, regardless of the starters’ availability. With D’Andre Swift and David Montgomery expected to miss time, both of these running backs will see an increased workload on top of their already heavy usage.

Mattison is in a slightly different position in Minnesota. However, with Dalvin Cook likely to miss time (and possibly stay that way all season with that separated shoulder) Mattison will see a massive amount in the Vikings’ offense.

Get a full breakdown from The Fantasy Footballers on today’s show: Week 4 Waivers

Tight Ends

Team Player Roster % Matchups
CLE David Njoku 38% @ATL / LAC / NE
NYJ Tyler Conklin 30% @PIT / MIA / @GB
GB Robert Tonyan 36% NE / NYG / NYJ
WAS Logan Thomas 40% @DAL / TEN / @CHI

Either Logan Thomas or David Njoku are decent options on the waiver this week. Njoku’s matchup is excellent against the Falcons who have given up the second-most fantasy points to tight ends. He is a great start in the short term. However, Thomas is also interesting against the Cowboys and then Tennessee.

If you can pick up and stash a TE other than Njoku and Thomas, Robert Tonyan is becoming a big part of the Packers’ offense and could be getting his breakout game soon (according to Andy Holloway).

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Get a full breakdown from The Fantasy Footballers on today’s show: Week 4 Waivers

Team DEF/ST

Team Roster % Matchups
Philadelphia Eagles 43% JAX / @ARI / DAL
Green Bay Packers 40% NE / NYG / NYJ
New York Giants 2% CHI / @GB / BAL
Detroit Lions 41% SEA / @NE / BYE
Cleveland Browns 29% @ATL / LAC / NE
Chicago Bears 29% @NYG / @MIN / WAS
Washington Commanders 3% @DAL / TEN / @CHI

QB Streamers

Team Player Matchups
DET Jared Goff SEA / @NE / BYE
ATL Marcus Mariota CLE / @TB / SF
DAL Cooper Rush WAS / @LAR / @PHI

Get a full breakdown from The Fantasy Footballers on today’s show: Week 4 Waivers

Good luck with your waiver claims!

Comments

Kvnklly says:

Can you do a list of IR stashes?

Matthew Feeney says:

Definitely with wildkard. Would love a list of guys that are walking the tightrope.

Could group them into “definitely keep”, “wait one more week and cut if nothing”, and “get rid of this person immediately”

Wildkard says:

Is there a list of drop-able players to make room for any of these guys?

Nate says:

I look forward to this article each week more than all other articles out there. Thank you!!

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