As you can see below, the list of exciting waiver wire talent is slimming down. That doesn’t mean a gem cannot still be had, it just means that it’s going to be tougher to find that insane breakout. Before we start, make sure all of the players from last week are not floating out there in your free agency pool (like Chris Carson for example).
Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds
- Wendell Smallwood & LeGarrette Blount (RB/PHI) – Make sure Blount isn’t available first, as he could be the TD threat moving forward. But, Smallwood took over some touches in this one once Sproles (torn ACL) left in Week 3… Smallwood rushed 12 times for 71 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Eagles’ Week 3 win over the Giants. Because there is a starting RB here in these two,
they are the best options this week on waivers (if available).
- Alvin Kamara (RB/NO) – The guy isn’t getting all the touches, but if he ever does, he will be a serious fantasy football scorer in PPR. If he is still available, grab and stash, folks!
- D’Onta Foreman (RB/HOU) – He was our top add last week, yet he is available in so many leagues, he makes the list again. Same with Kamara up above. In Week 3 against the Patriots, Foreman rushed eight times for 25 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 65 yards. He is a big rusher and brings a first- and second-down style that Lamar Miller cannot bring. They may turn to Foreman soon, or at least give him flex-worthy workloads.
- Sterling Shepard (WR/NYG) – He had 133 yards and a TD in Week 3, so he needs to be added. But, expect some inconsistency.
- Alex Collins (RB/BAL) – He had 82 yards in Week 3 against the Jaguars. Meaningless play led to most of his production. West and Buck Allen make this a crowded backfield.
- Blake Bortles (QB/JAC) – He had 244 yards and 4TDs against the Ravens, which was impressive, but he is still a QB2 for the moment. I loved Bortles’ upside last year, but he has to play well for more than one game to earn even low-end Qb1 respect.
- Elijah McGuire (RB/NYJ) – He rushed seven times for 34 yards against the Dolphins in Week 3. He only has value in the deepest of leagues, but he has some talent for sure. Sleeper alert.
- Case Keenum (QB/MIN) – Despite the 300-yard/3TD game in Week 3, Keenum is a QB2, or a QB to grab in 2QB leagues.