Who Should I Start? Jaylen Waddle or Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
20.1 0.0 0.0 7.5 86.2 0.7

Jaylen Waddle News

Jaylen Waddle Still Treading Water After Week 4

Monday, October 2, 1:23 AM

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle caught 4-of-5 targets for 46 yards in Week 4's 48-20 defeat to the Buffalo Bills. Waddle was turned to one time by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during a quiet first half, logging one catch for 11 yards. And much like Tyreek Hill, Waddle didn't pick up much steam in the rest of the game as the Dolphins met their match on Sunday and failed to keep pace with Buffalo's inundating offense. The 24-year-old star playmaker is off to a solid, yet unspectacular start to the year with 12 receptions for 210 scoreless yards across three outings, failing to post greater than four catches or six targets in any game. After leading the NFL in yards per catch in 2022, Waddle's high ceiling should continue ranking him as an upside WR2 in a much lighter Week 5 draw at home against the New York Giants.

Week 4 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.8 0.0 0.0 3.6 48.9 0.4

Jaxon Smith-Njigba News

Jaxon Smith-Njigba Still Looking For Breakout

Saturday, September 23, 4:56 AM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba was targeted five times in Week 1 and six times in Week 2, but he is not yet threatening the workloads of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. The 21-year-old has only been on the field for 58% of snaps and the targets he has seen are at an average depth of just 1.9 yards. In Week 3 against the Panthers, Smith-Njigba will line up against Jimmy Chinn or Troy Hill, who have managed most of the slot corner snaps for Carolina in the first two weeks of the season. Smith-Njigba is definitely worth holding but the only reason to start him in Week 3 is if Metcalf (ribs) is ruled out.

Jaylen Waddle vs. Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Still trying to decide between Waddle and Smith-Njigba? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Jaylen Waddle is projected to score 20.1 points this week while Jaxon Smith-Njigba is projected to score 10.8 points.