Week 4 Waiver Wire

Oh, the NFL is in full swing. Broncos are 3-0, Chiefs are 1-2, the LA teams are looking like the real deal and New York well... yea. This week the waiver wire is looking thin as many players were able to get scooped up prior to the start of games.


Quarterbacks

  • Taylor Heinicke @ ATL (6% rostered)
  • Sam Darnold @ DAL (22% rostered)
  • Jacoby Brissett vs IND (2% rostered)

I'm keeping Heinicke and Darnold on my top QB adds. They definitely have some start value, matchup permitting. Heinicke was definitely set up for a bad game against a very stout Buffalo team, without Gibson's incredible run Heinicke's day may have been worse. However, Atlanta can't cover anyone, I really like Heinicke in this one. Next up, Darnold, now I'm not confident in his matchup especially after watching how well Dallas Defense looked, this will be Darnold's toughest matchup so far. He is coming into this matchup without CMC - so, I do expect him to try and get it to his receivers a bit more. He may not be a starting option this week, but he needs to be rostered. Jacoby is my surprise of the week - certainly exceeded my expectations. If you're in the Fields dilemma or have Big Ben as your QB, Brissett would be a nice pivot from them in a decent matchup.

Others to consider: Jameis Winston (46% rostered) Jared Goff (16% rostered)


Runningbacks

  • Chuba Hubbard at DAL (25% rostered)
  • Peyton Barber @LAC (8% rostered)

Of course, we've another consensus top pickup of the week. Now, I do thing you should get Chuba if CMC was your RB. Don't overpay to get Chuba, remember he's on a clock - with CMC not going to IR, it's very possible that he'll only miss the game vs Dallas. That said, Chuba is definitely a strong add this week, he had a very respectable game in CMCs relief. If Mike Davis has taught us anything, it's that the next man up in this offense is in for a big role. Barber landed on my avoid list last week, as I was more in on Kenyan Drake in this offense. Barber was the sole owner of this backfield, even took the passing down work away from Drake in the closing minutes of the game. If Jacobs continues to miss time, Barber is going to be a popular add and flex consideration moving forward. 

Others to consider:  Jeff Wilson Jr (19% rostered) Kenneth Gainwell (35% rostered)
If they are still there: Sony Michel (65% rostered) Alexander Mattison (69% rostered) Zack Moss (54% rostered) 
Players I'm avoiding: Travis Homer, Brandon Bolden, Malcolm Brown

Wide Receivers

  • Tim Patrick vs BAL (23% rostered)
  • Hunter Renfrow @LAC (12% rostered)
  • Emmanuel Sanders vs HOU (26% rostered)

These 3 receivers, I'm actually fairly shocked they aren't more universally rostered. Tim Patrick was a favorite target for Teddy, even before injuries to Jeudy and Hamler. With both missing time, Patrick is definitely going to see a lot more volume in this offense, making him a flex consideration/WR3. Hunter Renfrow is in a pass heavy offense that loves to target him on 2nd/3rd downs. His value should be on the rise in PPR as his current target share is undeniable, expect more of the same as we move forward - if there are any injuries to: Edwards, Waller or Ruggs we can see an even larger tick in targets in Renfrow's share. Emmanuel Sanders appears to be Josh Allen's favorite target as of late. Perhaps, he's fueling these performances with the intention of retiring after the season in the event his team can win a super bowl, regardless, his targets have been 8,6,6 and now he's got the numbers to back it up. I'm definitely looking to get all three of these guys in my waivers.

Others to consider: Sammy Watkins (23% rostered) Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (0% rostered)
If they're still there: Christian Kirk (51% rostered) Henry Ruggs (50% rostered)
Players I'm avoiding: Marquez Callaway, Darnell Mooney, Quintez Cephus, Josh Gordon

Tight Ends

  • Dawson Knox vs HOU (10% rostered)
  • Tommy Tremble at DAL (0% rostered)

Dawson is finally emerging as the athletic freak, this coupled by Josh Allen's continuous improvement, he has been consistently herald as over the past few seasons. I'm happy to see this, personally, as he makes for a nice streaming option against Houston who will already have their hands full with: Beasely, Diggs and Sanders. My last consideration is Tommy Tremble - that jet sweep must've REALLY impressed them as it prompted them to trade away their starting TE in Dan Arnold. While Ian Thomas is the incumbent to be the starter, this should definitely spell opportunity for Tremble moving forward.

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