Week 4 was full of exciting performances by players that somehow appear to be on waivers. I say somehow because a few of them were on our Bold Predictions List for 2018, and a few we have talked up a ton heading into the last few weeks. However, the figures are the figures, and they suggest these guys are available in a grip of leagues heading into Week 5. Enjoy, and good luck with your waiver wire requests!
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– The guy sits at #3 on our Preseason Bold Predictions List, and we added him back in June. We admit, we’ve been frustrated as of late given the lack of usage, but Chicago knows what they have in this kid – finally! Or, do they? They vowed to use him this year after he had an exciting off-season, then they failed to run him out onto the field. Hopefully they get it. His Week 4 was outstanding: 53 rushing yards, 7 receptions, 121 receiving yards and 1TD. The reason we think his ‘rise’ sticks is because Mitch Trubisky targeted him a ton, and he is going to want to continue his play. I find it hard to imagine Trubisky not putting up a fight to get Cohen heavily involved in everything they do moving forward. Cohen out-touched Jordan Howard 20-11. The great part if anyone is holding that 1.01 Week 4 waiver wire pick is that Cohen was dropped in a large % of leagues before Week 4 kicked off.
– The rookie was totaled 10 yards on the ground in Week 4, but pulled in 9 receptions for 63 yards and 2TDs. He scored in Week 2, so he isn’t a stranger to the end zone, or big plays. He had 7 receptions in Week 1. The guy is ultra-talented, and we’ve talked him up a lot since August. We liked Marlon Mack and Hines as a duo alloffseason, as both have a lot of skill, but Hines has the speed and the receiving ability that makes him a sleeping giant. Well, the cat is out of the bag, and if you don’t own him already, and he is a FA, good luck getting him. Surely try! Could he not see starter targets moving forward? Sure, coaches mess stuff like this up all the time, look at how long it took Chicago to use Tarik Cohen… We love Hines. Grab him.
– We mentioned him as a great buy-low last week and the week prior, but if available still on waivers, he will be a top 2-3 pick-up this week. Hyde is still the starter, which is why Chubb ranks third on this week’s add list, but he has as much upside as anyone on this list if starting. No doubt. If you missed it, he got just 3 carries this past game, but finished with 105 rushing yards and 2TDs on those 3 carries.
– The guy ran 21 times for 101 yards and 2TDs, while pulling in 4 passes for 23 yards in his Week 4 win over the Cards. He started with Chris Carson out with a hip injury. He is a must-grab this week and is trending in the direction of being the new starter in SEA.
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