Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds
Week 4 Waiver Adds
Kyle Allen, CAR – Confidence 9-10 Back end QB1 able to start right away.
Kyle Allen came in and torched the Cardinals for four touchdowns. He has amazing weapons in DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel, Greg Olsen, oh and Christian McCaffrey. He is my main waiver priority at the quarterback position. Some may prefer Daniel Jones, but I prefer the Panthers surrounding weapons, and prefer a second year QB over a rookie.
Daniel Jones, NYG – Confidence 9-10 high end QB2, but not sure I am starting him right away except for a swing for the fences.
Wow, after all the crap talking about the Giants selection of Jones as number 6 overall in the draft, he sure put egg on all of our faces. I believe he is the second highest rookie fantasy QB debut which is an awesome way to jump off your career as the Giants’ QB of the future. I’m hesitant because Barkley will be gone for 4-8 weeks, but maybe this will be where Jones asserts himself as a franchise QB. I like his weapons in Engram, Shepard, and Tate, and even more so once Barkley returns. He’s definitely worth a pick up, but maybe a wait and see approach is best.
Gardner Minshew, JAX – Confidence 7 mid-range QB2
Minshew’s connection with DJ Chark is growing and is keeping Minshew fantasy viable in two-qb leagues. I’m probably only starting him as a last resort, but he is fun to watch on and off the field.
Check to see if available: Jacoby Brissett – He might not be a starter every week, but for now he can give you a nice floor so he won’t lose you a week.
RB – weird week for RB pick ups as they all could be starting on your roster, but also could be useless within a couple days of news.
Darrell Williams, KC – Confidence 7-8
Full disclosure, I dropped Darrell 3 minutes before the news broke that he would be the KC starter because I thought it was too crowded for anyone to truly emerge. Then the Baltimore game happened, and wow did Darrell look awesome! Even though Shady got the TDs, Darrell looked like a strong candidate to be the guy in the future or 2020. With Shady and Damien banged up (we think), and Darwin and Darrell flipping expected roles, I have Darrell is my number 1 waiver priority. However, it could all be for not.
Wayne Gallman, NYG – Confidence 3
Gallman is a must add, but I am hoping I’m not in the position to have to add him. On the one hand, he isn’t Barkley, and I don’t really expect much of him. On the other hand, Daniel Friggin’ Jones happened last week, and who knows how good this offense can be with that wildcard up your sleeve. If Jones is legit, then maybe Gallman has more value than I expect. He is my second waiver priority, but I understand if most people have him above Darrell Williams.
Ronald Jones, TB – Confidence 2-6
RoJo’s range of outcomes if a couple carries to becoming the primary back for this team. While I don’t expect that latter to happen, he definitely has the potential to be a three-down back. He is another example of the high upside of this week’s waiver wire backs, but almost the bare minimum floor they each represent.
Rex Burkhead, NE – Confidence 3-4
Burkhead’s usage is probably just Bill playing games with our heads, but given how poor Michel has been playing I am hoping Burkhead gets more snaps. James White was out for this game due to the birth of his kid, but I expect he will be back and this will revert back to a situation to avoid.
High-end Handcuffs (in order): Alexander Mattison, Tony Pollard, Justin Jackson, Jaylen Samuels, Latavius Murray, Gus Edwards, Gio Bernard, Chase Edmonds
You know your roster, league, and your own personal preferences. This the list of back up running backs I am focused on having if I am going to have a back up taking up a bench spot. As the season gets deeper I will start giving my rosters more of a weekly in depth look to see if I have space for the backups.
DJ Chark, JAX – Confidence 9
While I might not be starting DJ Chark in some leagues, he should be 100% owned. He has shown a connection with Gardner Minshew and I don’t see any reason why that connection should fade anytime soon.
Phillip Dorsett, NE – Confidence 6-8
He is the WR3 on the Patriots and they look prepared to never take their foot off the gas this season. With Antonio Brown being released, Edelman banged up, and Gordon taking a trip to the medical tent mid game, I think Dorsett needs to be 100% owned. He not be anything better than a high ceiling WR3 on your team, but I like him as a Flex 1 or Flex 2.
Mecole Hardman, KC – Confidence 6-9
While I love what Hardman has done so far, I hate starting WR that have a stat line of 2-97-1. However, I do love that any play can be a 16+ point play. If I am starting a Boom/Bust WR then Hardman is the top of the list given his QB. Maybe he is the second coming of Desean Jackson, but less experienced and with a better quarterback.
Nelson Agholor, PHI – Confidence 7-8
Agholor’s fantasy appeal is directly tied to DJax and Alshon being out. If one is out, then Agholor has flex appeal, if both are out then he has WR2 appeal, and if both active then Agholor has drop appeal.
Golden Tate, NYG – Confidence 2-7
Tate won’t be back before week 5, but if Daniel Jones has a strong showing this week then Tate will be a hot waiver add in preparation of his return. I am actively adding this week where I have room just to see how this all plays out.
Diontae Johnson, PIT – Confidence 4-5
With Moncrief benched Johnson should be picked up if you have room. With Mason Rudolph at QB being such a question mark all Pittsburgh pass catchers not named JuJu come with major question marks.
Check to see: Sterling Shepard, NYG – he may have slipped by unowned in some leagues due to his injuries, and if he’s available he is the best wide receiver add this week.
Will Dissly, SEA – Conffidence 6-7
Dissly is getting targets and getting Red Zone targets which is a big deal in the tight end landscape. This week he gets the Cardinals and their terrible defense against tight ends. Pick him up and put him in your line up at least for this week.