Waiver Wire Week 4

NFL Waiver Wire Week Four

NFL Waiver Wire Week Four by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Week 4 of the byes mean some important players to your fantasy football team may be off. Find your Week 5 fill-in players with your NFL Waiver Wire Week 4options early in the week.


Quarterbacks Waiver Wire Week 4


PITT Michael Vick- Big Ben is OUT for a minimum of 4 weeks ( it will be longer)- Pittsburgh has lots of weapons for QB Vick- maybe better than he’s ever had. He will posy nice fantasy stats

BUFF Tyrod Taylor- I’ll be honest, I haven’t been a believer in QB Taylor, but the way had passed all over a decent defense like the Miami Dolphins, he’s winning me over- 289 total yards and 3 TDs -Week 3

NYJ Ryan Fitzpatrick- Fortunately one of my leagues does not penalize for INTs, but most do. If this bearded chap could bring down the number of INTs, he’d be owned more

JACK Blake Bortles- He’s not going to win many games for the Jaguars, but we don’t care about that. We care about fantasy points, and unlike QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bortles doesn’t throw a lot of INTs…..5 TDs so far, 3 INTs

Running Backs Waiver Wire Week 4


BUFF Karlos Williams- RB LMcCoy may struggle to stay healthy all year. RB Karlos Williams, in McCoy’s place, isn’t struggling. 12/110 yards and 1 TD Week 3

DEN  Ronnie Hillman- I’ve been predicting that Hillman will become the starter for DEN sooner rather than later for a while now- In my Waiver Wire Week 2 report- see LINK   It might be due to an injury or lack of production by CJ Anderson, but Hillman is only owned in 20% of yahoo leagues and thats way too low

SEA Thomas Rawls- How much of RB Rawls 16 carries for 104 yards were because Seattle was playing the Cutler-less Bears, or because RB Lynch couldn’t play due to injuries? HC Pete Carroll isn’t going to tell us, but we do know that Lynch has taken a pounding for a long time, and there are currently multiple things hurting him- His back…his calf…and now his hammy- Lynch owners need to find roster space for RB Rawls

DAL L Dunbar- PPR leagues especially- You never know who a new QB ( Weeden) is comfortable throwing to…usually it’s a player that isn’t a starter either- In QB Weeden’s 1st game as the DAL starting QB, he targeted Dunbar 10 times for 100 receiving yards

Wide Receiver Waiver Wire Week 4


IND Donte Moncrief- Still available in 67% of Yahoo leagues

CINN Marvin Jones- I’ve been low on Jones because most of his success came in one 4 TD game back in 2013….but he seriously has become a part of this CINN offense

CAR Ted Ginn Jr- 4 catches for 93 yards in Week 3- CAR QB hasn’t many options so Gin will likely get a ton of targets this season

NYG Rueban Randle- The Giants said they were going to get the ball more to WR Randle and in this game they clearly did. A warning however….Randle can disappear from games like your son at chore time….so be careful relying on him for fantasy wins despite this good game-  7/116 and 1 TD ( which was a fluke catch BTW)

JACK Allen Hurns- JACK QB B Bortles is becoming a capable quarterback and will be throwing  a lot this year because JACK will almost always be behind in games- Hurns is averaging 5 targets a game- Week 3 2/70 yards and TD

GB Ty Montgomery- If WR Davante Adams misses any time ( ankle)…WR Montgomery will fill in- 2/14 yards – 1 TD week 3

other deep league candidates-  DEN WR Norwood……..BUFF P Harvin/ C Hogan especially with BUFF WR Sammy Watkins OUT

Tight Ends Waiver Wire Week 4


WASH Jordan Reed- How much does QB K Cousins count on TE Reed in this offense? How about 26 targets so far in only 3 games- TE Reed does need more TD receptions to be a game-changer

BUFF Charles Clay- BUFF QB T Taylor has increased his looks for Clay every game….going from 4 to 6 to 7 targets in Week 3, and Clay already has 2 TDs

CHI Martellus Bennett- Bennett may have been dropped once QB Clausen took over for the injured QB Cutler, but CHI plays OAK Week 4…..who have given up TE Eifert -104/ 2TDs Week 1,  TE C Gillmore -88/ 2TD Week 2 and TE G Barnidge 105/ 1TD week 3

BALT- Maxx Williams- The #1 TE in the NFL Draft- TE C Gillmore (calf) is OUT so Maxx should be a consideration