Fantasy football is such a strange mistress! Week four was not different. Who’d have predicted Cordarrelle Patterson finishing the week as the RB1 5 weeks ago! This is why the waiver wire is so critical to be moving and churning the end of your roster. Those who read last week and added Dawson Knox will be pleased after he dropped a TE2 week. So let’s dive into this week’s additions (ownership percentages are from Sleeper):
Jeremy McNichols – RB – Tennessee Titans – 36%
Sharing a backfield with Derrick Henry I thought McNicholls would need to be an injury away from relevancy but he has absolutely carved out a great role. With a 14% target share, McNichols has dropped PPR points of 6.5, 5.9, 8.6, and 16.5. Now it’s worth pointing out that 16.5 point performance came against the jets who couldn’t cover a leftover Sunday roast if it leaked out of the backfield. However, with AJ Brown and Julio Jones nursing hamstring injuries McNicholls could see a flex-worthy workload moving forward.
Damien Williams – RB – Chicago Bears – 63%
The biggest injury of the week was David Montgomery going down with a knee injury. At the time of writing little is known about the knee injury. Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious as Montgomery was balling out. However, should it be serious Damien Williams walks into a league-winning work volume? As I mentioned in the preseason Damien Williams will always have a special place for me after leading me to a title in my home league in 2018. Could history repeat itself in 2021? The likelihood is that Williams is already rostered. Hopefully by you, after I suggested him twice in the preseason
Maxx Williams – TE – Arizona Cardinals – 33%
With another splash week, Maxx Williams is showing that he’s not just a flash in the pan. He will always be a boom-bust option at the TE position but so is everyone outside the top two names. Williams is a talented player in a fast-paced pass-first offence. He should be higher owned than he is currently.
CJ Uzomah – TE – Cincinnati Bengals – 26%
Hands up if you called CJ Uzomah as the TE1 in week four? No? Noone? But it’s worth noting. Uzomah has flashed a couple of times including in week two last week before he tore his Achilles. Uzomah is likely nothing more than a fourth or fifth option in the Bengals passing attack but if he can carve out around an 18.8% target share like he did this week he could be a streamable option.
Alex Collins – RB – Seattle Seahawks – 32%
So far I’ve recommended Deejay Dallas and Rashaad Penny as waiver adds. So why not complete the Seahawks backfield. It could well be a waste of a roster spot as this backfield is anyone’s guess outside of Chris Carson but with 9 weighted opportunities, Collins posted the RB19 week with 15.8 points. Penny is now on short-term IR. Carson is never the picture of health so Collins could be a league winner if he does end up getting a full workload.
Ty Montgomery – RB – New Orleans Saints – 11%
You may have to bear with me on this one. Montgomery is nothing more than the 3rd option. However, Alvin Kamara is seeing a bigger workload in terms of carries than he has ever seen before. Tony Jones was carted off with an ankle injury on Sunday. So this could mean that Montgomery is a Kamara injury away from a serious potential workload.
Don’t waste your FAAB
In a new addition to this week’s Dynasty Waiver Wire, I thought I’d try to help you by highlighting some players I think are traps. These are guys I’m suggesting to you: Don’t waste your FAAB.
John Ross – WR – New York Giants – 17%
I should rename this segment “don’t add the speedy deep threat who caught a long touchdown this week” although that isn’t quite as catchy! John Ross returned from IR to explode for 16.7 points and the WR22 finish in week 4. However, he did this with Golladay banged up and Slayton and Shepard injured. He is nothing more than a situational option for the giants and will end up just being a roster clogger.
Le’Veon Bell – RB – Baltimore Ravens – 70%
Lev Bell is nothing more than a name currently. There isn’t a world in which he is given a strong enough workload to be fantasy-relevant. There is a reason why the ravens left him on the practice squad for 3 weeks. Save yourself a roster spot and some FAAB and don’t roster him. The fact he’s owned in 70% of leagues is outrageous!