Waivers – Week 4

Unbelievably, we are almost 20% through the fantasy season. And so are Waivers. Blink, and before you know it, we will be half way through, planning for the playoffs. If you have followed some of our early picks, you will be extremely happy with the production you have gotten so far. However, we now focus on week to week claims until further notice, or an exceptional circumstance.

So without further ado, here are our Waiver Wire picks for Week 4:

Quarterbacks:

Daniel Jones- 12.7% Owned

WAS Next
Week 3: 336 Passing yards, 4 carries, 28 Rushing yards, 2 Rushing TDs, 2 Passing TDs, 2 Fumbles lost

Danny Dimes took a struggling offense, against a decent defense, on the road and somehow pulled off a famous victory. He looked confident, and has wheels. However, what made this more impressive was he did this without Saquon Barkley, who left the game in the Second Quarter with a high ankle sprain. Jones showed maturity and poise. However, he does have handling issues and he was sacked 5 times with one that led to a fumble. However, if you need a QB next week, Danny Dimes is making his home debut. In addition, he is playing the Redskins. Lock and load Danny for Week 4 and snap him off Waivers.

Kyle Allen- 0.9% Owned

@HOU Next
Week 3: 261 Passing yards, 4 TDs, Fumble lost

Allen won his second game as a backup for Cam Newton. In the last 11 games, the Panthers have won 2 games, with Allen winning them both. Cam is 0-8 and Heinicke is 0-1 in that span. Allen is exciting and makes all the players around him relevant. He makes big throws and isn’t afraid to take risks and throw into tight windows. However, it’s not 100% confirmed he is the starter next week. However, if he is, against that poor Houston secondary, you can expect Allen to repeat his performance this week and go off! A must add off Waivers in a 2QB league.

Running Backs:

Rex Burkhead- 15% Owned

@BUF Next
Week 3: 47 Rush yards, 6 Receptions, 22 Receiving yards, Rushing TD

James White was a healthy scratch due to the birth of his child, so Burkhead came in for an increased workload this week. Some of you might have added Burkhead off Waivers prior to the game. The statline doesn’t look massive, but in PPR and with the TD, he becomes a viable flex option. And with Sony Michel looking less than impressive, as well as getting less snaps each week, despite the game script benefiting him, means Burkhead should be relevant for the next few weeks. So he should be considered more of a PPR add than in standard leagues.

Darrell Williams- 0.3% Owned

@DET Next
Week 3: 62 Rush yards, 5 Receptions, 47 Receiving yards

Williams was named the starter last minute, sending Darwin Thompson truthers into disarray. With Damian Williams out and LeSean McCoy passing a last minute test to play in this game, before leaving with an ankle injury, Williams managed to take advantage late on. He had 62 Rushing Yards on just 9 carries. So with the receptions coming his way, including the reception that iced the game, Williams could be a nice addition for next week. Keep an eye on the injury reports before you start him. However, Darwin Thompson is now officially droppable to Waivers.

Wayne Gallman- 1.2% Owned
WAS Next
Week 3: 13 Rush Yards


Ok the stat-line looks appalling, but Barkley is out for potentially 8 weeks. Therefore, Gallman becomes a must add from the Waiver Wire this week. He isn’t as good as Barkley and won’t get as many touches as him. However he has good hands and can catch. Last week was a shock to not have Barkley. The Giants were also trailing by 18 at the half. This week, against the Redskins, looks favourable to start him in the flex.

Wide Receivers:

Phillip Dorsett- 5.2% Owned

@BUF Next
Week 3: 6 Receptions, 53 Receiving yards, 12 Rush yards, Rec. TD

Dorsett has been relevant prior to this week. But with Antonio Brown now being cut, Julien Edelman nursing a rib injury and Josh Gordon also being banged up, next week could be Phillip Dorsett week for the Patriots. He already has 199 scrimmage yards and 3 TDs this season in 3 games, on just 13 receptions and 2 rushes. Therefore, with his volume likely to increase next week, Dorsett has to be considered as a flex starter next week. Consider him a serviceable option off Waivers until further notice.

Dionte Johnson- 0.7% Owned

CIN Next
Week 3: 3 Receptions, 52 Receiving yards, 6 rush yards, Rec. TD

Johnson’s statline looks a little to be desired. However, there are some things to consider. First, he scored a Touchdown in the Redzone. And Second, he out-snapped James Washington. Therefore, it is starting to look like Johnson could be the number 2 receiver in this offense. So whilst it doesn’t have Big Ben slinging the rock, it does look like Johnson’s number will be called more and more in the coming weeks. I would suggest owning him before you miss the window. He also has a favourable matchup this week, playing a bottom 5 defense in the Bengals. So get in line and board the Diontae Johnson train! Go claim him off Waivers now!

Tight Ends:

Will Dissly- 24.3% Owned

@ARI Next
Week 3: 6 Receptions, 62 Receiving Yards, Rec. TD

Dissly is currently the TE10 on the season. If you plug and played him last week by reading this column, you got yourself a top Tight End week. Dissly now has 3 TDs this season. So whilst he isn’t on the field all that much, he is clearly the Red Zone target for Wilson. Dissly has a very nice matchup this week, so this might be your last chance to own Dissly before he is gone from Waivers for the season. He will have down weeks, but there is no doubt that there is enough volume and production for Dissly to remain in the top 10 Tight Ends this season.

Kickers:

Joey Slye- 21.8% Owned

@HOU Next
Week 3: 1 1-39Yd FG, 5XPs


Joey Slye made all 6 kicks on Sunday and has been nearly perfect this season. The only kick he has missed is over 50 yards, having also made 3 from over that distance this season. Slye is currently the number 1 Kicker in Fantasy Football, so just add him (or keep him if you followed our Waiver pick last week) and don’t overthink it.

D/STs:

Pittsburgh Steelers- 16.4% Owned

CIN Next
Week 3: 2 INT, 3 Fumble Recoveries, 1 Sack.

The Steelers have had good performances against good offensive lines in the last 2 weeks now. 4 sacks against the seahawks before securing 5 takeaways on Sunday. Yes, the 49ers did give a few balls away, especially fumbles. However, the Steelers are starting to show that they are not as bad a defense as first feared. Also, if you add into the mix they are playing the turnover laden Bengals, and you can expect more turnovers and sacks this week. So you should feel confidence in the Steelers for this week as a streamable option off Waivers.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for following along with us. Also, don’t forget to tune into the flagship show on Tuesday where we will talk about these players in more detail. You can also interact with us @5yardrush on twitter. Until then, Keep Rushing!

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