Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets
Thankfully not too many injuries occurred in Week Three, but it does leave us with one of the more boring waiver wires so far this season.
As usual, there were a few injuries that could have some fantasy implications, and a few players continued their solid play and are now approaching a must-add status.
There is always opportunity to build up your team, but if you are sitting pretty or don’t want to drop a ton of FAAB on Achane, then you may want to sit this week out.
For those of you who are 0-3, it may be time to drop a load of cash to change some things up.
Let’s dive into some players worth adding this week.
Running Back – Miami Dolphins (16% rostered)
De’Von Achane showed exactly why the Dolphins have been so high on him in Week Three, carrying the ball 18 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns. He added four catches for 30 yards and two more touchdowns.
Now the Dolphins did absolutely destroy the Denver Bronco defense on all fronts, with fellow Running Back Raheem Mostert also getting four total touchdowns. But its safe to say Achane showed how dangerous he is, and we could be seeing more of these offensive explosions moving forward.
With Waddle and Hill leading the Receivers, and Mostert and Achane running the ball, opposing defenses will have four of the fastest players in the NFL to deal with week-in and week-out.
Achane’s usage might not be what it was in this blowout (figuring they don’t put up 70 each game), but he has the ability to turn every play into a great fantasy day.
Running Back – New Orleans Saints (20% rostered)
Kendre Miller saw his first NFL action in Week Three, rushing nine times for 34 yards and catching one pass.
No one could really get the ball moving on the ground in this game, including Tony Jones or Taysom Hill. Plus it was the rookie’s first game coming off an injury, so he will need some time to adjust.
Alvin Kamara is set to return from his suspension, making him the obvious RB1. His backup, however, is a bit murkier. Figuring Jamaal Williams is at least done till Week Seven, Miller could be the guy to see the backup work behind Kamara.
The Saints don’t normally give Kamara a ton of carries these days, so if Miller can perform well in the coming weeks, he should at least be valuable for the near future.
Tight End – Green Bay Packers (13% rostered)
The era of Green Bay Tight Ends not getting any love may finally be over thanks to Jordan Love. Rookie Tight End Luke Musgrave has had a fantastic start this season, catching 11 passes on 15 targets over the first three weeks.
He hasn’t caught a touchdown yet, but he does have games of 49 and 50 yards, so he is getting down the field a bit.
With Watson still injured, Love has to throw elsewhere, and Musgrave has probably been one of the more sure-handed youngsters.
I wouldn’t pay a ton for Musgrave, but with games coming up against Detroit and Las Vegas, he is a solid streaming option.
Wide Receiver – Green Bay Packers (27% rostered)
Romeo Doubs hasn’t taken advantage of Christian Watson’s absence as much as fantasy players have hoped, but he still is their current WR1 and finally saw a solid fantasy day against a tough Saints’ defense.
Doubs caught five of twelve targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in a wild comeback win over the Saints. QB Jordan Love hasn’t been super efficient so far, which can be seen in his relatively bad completion percentages, but figuring he dials it in, Doubs should start to enjoy this target share a bit more.
None of the other receivers have really stepped up, so it should be Doubs as the main target. Even when Watson returns, Doubs should at least not see the top corners anymore, giving him more space to maneuver.
Wide Receiver – Houston Texans (23% rostered)
Sticking with Tank Dell this week since his breakout continued in Week Three. Dell caught five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown in a surprise victory over the Jaguars.
The Texans are showing that they are better than they first seemed, and Quarterback CJ Stroud has probably looked the best as a rookie so far.
It’s hard to believe Dell will continue to put up these big numbers every week, but for now you can’t deny his fantasy relevance.
Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers (54% rostered)
Adam Thielen may not be done after all. After a disappointing Week One, Thielen has now had two solid fantasy performances in a row.
Last week he caught seven passes for 54 yards and a touchdown, and doubled down by catching 11 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.
It also is good to note that Week Two was with Bryce Young and Week Three was with Andy Dalton, so it seems like he has some chemistry with both Quarterbacks.
The Panthers have a bit of an easier schedule the next two weeks, with a potential “revenge” game against the Vikings followed by a game against the beatable Lions’ defense.
Dalton seems to trust his fellow “old-timer” more than Young, but either way Thielen is becoming the most trust-worthy receiver on the team.
Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Chargers (1% rostered)
Joshua Palmer has had some fantasy relevance in years past, and he gets another shot after Mike Williams tore his ACL this week.
Palmer caught four passes for 66 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings, and should be the first beneficiary of more targets with Williams done for the season.
Austin Ekeler also has missed the last few weeks with an injury, so there are lots of targets to go around (and try as they may, they can’t all go to Keenan Allen).
Palmer is now the WR2 on a pass-heavy offense, so he should be rostered in most PPR leagues.
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