Waiver Wire: Week 4

TYLER ORGINSKI @FFTYLERO


Whether you won or lost, this is the time to either bolster that winning roster or look ahead to getting the W in week four. Active teams win leagues, and you are now tasked with the difficult decision on not only who to pick-up but how much to bid. If your league is not using FAAB, consider the order in which the players are listed, by position, to determine their priority. Players available in ~33% of Yahoo leagues will be featured in this week four waiver wire article. 

 

Quarterback

Daniel Jones –  (3% FAAB)

Not only did Daniel Jones lead the Giants to their first victory, but he was also a top-scoring fantasy quarterback on the week. While the 336/2 line through the air is impressive, you have to temper those expectations as he did it against the Bucs. However, we did see him rush four times for 28 yards and two TDs. In fantasy football, we love the QB rush attempts. Especially near and in the red zone. He gets the Redskins this week who have given up at least 31 points in each of their first three games. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Jacoby Brissett – Andy Dalton – Kyle Allen

 

Runningback

Wayne Gallman – (20-25% FAAB)

With Saquon Barkley out with a high ankle sprain, Gallman is the de-facto starter. As such, he is worth a decent chunk of FAAB on volume alone. The Giants looked considerably better with Jones at QB, and the Giants have a semi-favorable rushing match-up over the next six weeks. I would advise against blowing your entire FAAB budget as I think it very likely the Giants add another back to this rotation. Former Giant, Orleans Darkwa is a free agent, and the Lions recently released the serviceable CJ Anderson, just a few names to look for. 

Darrel Williams – (10-12%)

If you read any of my other waiver wire articles, you know I am a proponent of owning Chiefs, regardless of the player. If they are on the Chiefs and seeing some volume, you want them. With Damien Williams out, Darrel more touches than McCoy and Thompson. He’s clearly in the Chiefs game plan moving forward. You want him on your roster regardless of if Damien Williams suits up in week four. 

Ronald Jones – (8-10%)

The Bucs backfield is a headache but two out of the three weeks this season, Ronald Jones as out-touched Peyton Barber. We have no idea what next week will bring, and Ogunbowale has a stranglehold on the passing downs. However, he’s the most talented of the three backs, and if he’s going to see double-digit carries, he’s a low-end flex play. 

Rex Burkhead – (7-9%)

It’s clear that Rex is going to see a lot of work if James White is out. However, that won’t be the case every week. Regardless, he has been a consistent contributor this season seeing at least 68 yards from scrimmage in each game. With Sony Michel not seeing a full workload and Damien Harris out of the picture, it is clear that Bill Belichick will have a role for Rex going forward. There is value in that. 

Tony Pollard/Alexander Mattison – (2-3%)

These two are shaping up to be fantasy football’s elite handcuffs. They need to be owned and are possible league winners. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Jeff Wilson – Justin Jackson – Dion Lewis

 

Wide Receiver

If Golden Tate or DJ Chark are available, bid 14-15% and grab them before the following players. 

Philip Dorsett – (6-7% FAAB)

After the AB fall-out, Dorsett saw 71 of the possible 77 offensive snaps vs. the Jets. He’s the 3rd WR on the Patriots and is worth owning. He’s a great flex if Edelman is not able to go. 

Mack Hollins – (3-4%)

Hollins played 75 of the 76 possible offensive snaps on Sunday. He took his seven targets for 4/62 line. It appears that Hollins is the direct back-up to DeSean Jackson, who is expected to be out a few weeks. Even if we see Alshon Jeffrey return on Thursday, I would expect Hollins role to stay safe whole JJ Arcega-Whiteside sees the bench in favor of Alshon. One could also argue Hollins played the most consistent (and mistake-free) of the three WRs on Sunday. 

Kenny Stills – (3-4%)

Stills has passed up Coutee on the depth chart and is starting to creep into Will Fuller’s workload. He is certainly not a lock for production, but the Texans offense is pretty damn good, and if something were to happen to Fuller, he would return immediate flex value. 

James Washington – (2-3%)

Not the week three people had hoped for, but he’s still a talented player who has a college connection with the QB and practiced with him all off-season. He’s worth an add and a hold. 

Mohamed Sanu – (2-3%)

Sanu has seen a least six targets in all three games this season. Never an asset that offers much of an upside, he can get needy teams through injuries or byes as a flex play. 

The 1%ers (guys I would spend only 1% on):

Diontae Johnson – Devin Smith – Dante Pettis – Preston Williams

 

Tight End

Pick-up Will Dissly if available, he’s an easy stream-and-start this week vs. the Cardinals.  

Chris Herndon – (2-3%)

Herndon comes off suspension in week five (also Jets bye week). Last year, he was a top-eight TE from week’s 6 to 16. While the Jets may not be the most fertile fantasy ground right now, Darnold should be recovered from his mono by then. It is also exciting to see starting Jets TE Ryan Griffin never leaving the field. Herndon will fill that role when he returns and has a chance to break-out. There is not much upside left at TE on waivers at this point, Herndon may be your last chance to get a Top 12 guy. 

Dawson Knox – (1-2%)

With the TE landscape being a bit of a wasteland, Knox if likely your best bet if you need a streamer this week. A great athlete who has at least four targets in the two games, you could do worse. 




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