Waiver Wire: Week 4

The waiver wire article is set up to help give you the best possible players that may still be available on your league’s waivers. Based on ESPN’s leagues, the following players are all rostered in under 50%. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on Twitter @JGalt93.  


Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars  (50.9% Rostered)

    Now I usually don’t write about players over 50%, but since it is so close I will make an exception for Lawrence. After a horrible rookie season, the future is looking much brighter for Lawrence. He has a competent coaching staff, great offensive weapons, and solid defense on the other side of the ball. His stock is certainly going up and now is the time to buy in. If you are dealing with subpar QB play or just are looking for a bye-week fill-in, Lawrence is my top add at the QB position. He has a rough matchup this week against the Eagles but has a good schedule afterward. Lawrence is a mid-tier QB2 with QB1 upside going forward. 

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (30.7% Rostered)

     Goff wasn’t as good as I had hoped last week, but he wasn’t bad either. He has the talent surrounding him to succeed and has a great matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. If you are in need of a streaming option in week 4, Goff would be my top option for those QBs who are usually available on the Waiver Wire. Goff is a high-end QB2 this week with an upside. 

Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons (25.1% Rostered)

    Mariota has been a lot better than I thought he would be this season. He hasn’t been amazing for fantasy purposes but has offered a decently safe floor throughout the first 3 weeks of the season. This week’s matchup against the Browns is pretty good overall, which should make Mariota a streaming-worthy option. Mariota is a mid-tier QB2 with an upside in week 4.

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Geno Smith, QB, Seattle Seahawks
  • Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans
  • Jacoby Brissett, QB, Cleveland Browns

Running Back

Jamaal Williams, RB, Detroit Lions (43.8% Rostered)

 With Swift getting injured this weekend, Williams is the main option at the RB position for the Lions. Williams will come in as a strong replacement and should offer almost exactly the same kind of upside as Swift on a weekly basis. If Williams is available he would be my top add for the week. Getting a top-tier RB’s replacement offers massive value and Swift could be out for up to a month at least. Williams is a high-end RB2 with an upside until Swift comes back. 

Khalil Herbert, RB, (25.2 % Rostered)

 Herbert showed his ability when Montgomery was out last season, and this season should be no different if Montgomery is to miss time again. Herbert looked great against the Texans and was easily the best offensive playmaker on the Bears offense in week 3. If Montgomery were to miss some time, Herbert would tie Williams as one of the top 2 waivers adds for the week. He would be the RB to own in Chicago and should deliver great value to those who roster him. Herbert is a mid-tier RB2 with an upside until Montgomery comes back. 

Samaje Perine, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (3.7% Rostered)

 We do not exactly know how serious Joe Mixon’s injury is, but Perine should be added regardless. If Mixon were to miss a week, Perine would be a serviceable running back for your lineups this week against the Dolphins. Due to it being a short week for the Bengals, Perine should be added in all leagues. If Mixon is out, Perine is a high-end flex with an upside this week. 

** Adding top-tier running backs back-ups is never a bad decision if you have the space to do so.**


Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Brian Robinson, RB, Washington Commanders
  • Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
  • Jaylen Warren, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Jerick Mckinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Jordan Mason, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Wide Receiver

Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers (16.2%Rostered)

    Well, it looks like we know who could be the WR1 for the Packers going forward. The preseason hype was real, Doubs is a good WR. There is a real chance that Doubs can separate himself from the rest of the Packers WR room, and if he does his value will take off. Doubs would be my top add at the WR position in week 3. He is a high-end flex with an upside going forward. 

Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (1 % Rostered)

 Hollins looked like the best receiving option in Las Vegas and that could continue depending on if Renfrow comes back from injury this week. If Renfrow is out for another week, Hollins would be a great play against the Broncos this Sunday. If you are WR needy, Hollins looks to be a high upside plug-and-play option. He is worth an add no matter what, even if you just wanted to see the kind of value he will have going forward. Hollins is a flex option in week 4. 

Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (8.7 % Rostered)

     Jones looked amazing this past week, and he should continue to have a decent role going forward. Jones has looked like one of Trevor Lawrence’s top targets outside of Christian Kirk. The sky’s the limit for Lawrence and the Jaguars and Jones figures to be a key part of their success. He is a flex option with massive upside on any given week.

Honorable Mention(s): 

  • Josh Palmer, WR, Los Angeles Chargers
  • Devante Parker, WR, New England Patriots
  • Isaiah Mckenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills
  • K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings
  • Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets
  • Richie James, WR, New York Giants

Tight Ends

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (1.8% Rostered)

    Conklin has been nothing short of amazing this year. Now there is some concern about the possible QB change in New York, but I don’t think it will make as big of a difference as we might think. Conklin should still be the safe passing option for whichever QB is starting. If you need a reliable TE option, Conklin would be my #1 option to add at the TE position. Conklin is a low-end TE1 with an upside going forward.

David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns (32.8% Rostered)

    Njoku was a beast last Thursday and has the ability to be a game-winning option on a weekly basis. He may have a lot of ups and downs, but that is the case with most TE options. If you are unhappy with your current TE, you could do a lot worse than Njoku. Njoku is a high-end TE2 going forward.

Jelani Woods, TE, Indianapolis Colts (0.2%  Rostered)

    It was only a matter of time until Woods was on our fantasy radars. His production came off of two big touchdowns, so we need to suppress our excitement for the time being. Woods is a massive weapon at the tight end position for the Colts. He is worth adding to your bench for pure upside alone. Woods is a low-end TE2 with massive potential upside.

Honorable Mention(s):

  • Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • Daniel Bellinger, TE, New York Giants