WAIVER WIRE WEEK 4

These Are The Waiver Wire Pick-Ups For Week 4

These Pick-Ups Are Based On A 12-Team Standard League

Only Players With A 30% Or Less Ownership On ESPN Leagues Are Eligible

Streaming QB’s For Week 4:

Andy Dalton vs. @CLE

Dalton has been gaining attention this season but not for any good reason. With negative points in week 1 and less than 10 points in week 2 owners are wary. Once the new Offensive Coordinator joined the Bengals it looks like the offense has a new spark. Dalton faces the Browns this week, a team he has had success against before. He should be solid.

Jay Cutler vs. NO

One thing is for sure, the loss to the Jets probably didn’t get to Cutler because he doesn’t seem to care about anything. Plus, now the Dolphins go against the Saints, the team ranked 31st against the QB. With a healthy Parker, Landry, and even Ajayi, Cutler should be decent.

Deshaun Watson vs. TEN

I sometimes can’t watch Watson because he is so college, but for fantasy purposes that is actually a good thing. He gets a lot of yardage running the ball which turns into points for fantasy owners. Now he faces the Titans, a team the Texans are familiar with. They are not the best against the QB. Russell Wilson was doing awful this season until he faced the Titans and had a career day. Watson should be also to sling it and run it well.

WR’s

Kenny Stills vs. NO

Pairing with Cutler, Stills only really has value when he cached a deep ball. He may be able to get one against this bad passing defense.

Allen Hurns vs. @NYJ

If you are in need for a potential weekly play all season long then grab Hurns. He is the #1 receiver on the Jaguars which isn’t much, but it’s something. Bortals likes to look his way and they face the Jets this week, so they may be able to do some work.

Travis Benjamin vs. PHI

Benjamin is the forgotten one on the Chargers. He was injured through last season but the games he was fully healthy, he was decent. Against the Eagles their top corners should be preoccupied with Allen and Williams. We saw how Sterling Shepard was used in Week 3, Benjamin is faster and goes deeper, he could come up big this week.

RB’s

Wendell Smallwood vs. @LAC

We just got the unfortunate news about Darren Sproles. With that though, the Eagles really only have two RB’s that can do anything. Whether they only use Smallwood and Blount will be a different story but gabbing Smallwood now could pay off if they start to use him more. Last year Ryan Matthews was the guy to own on the Eagles and he (in my opinion) doesn’t have the talent of Smallwood and Matthews was relevant last year for owners.

Jamaal Charles vs. OAK

Chalres probably won’t be relevant this week but HE IS LOOKING GOOOOOOOD. One of the best fantasy RB’s of ALL TIME, Charles was thought to be done. Against the Bills though he was moving quite well. C.J. Anderson has been very injury prone through his career, Charles is a handcuff to own that in a worst case scenario can be a FLEX play given the right matchup.

D’Onta Foreman vs. TEN

Forman will be the guy for the Texans. A good rookie with decent speed and good ability to move through the tackles. Miller didn’t look as amazing as the Texans thought last season and eve more so this season, with Forman on Miller’s heels, the Texans may be looking to change their featured back soon.

TE

Charles Clay vs. @ATL

How is tis Tight End not owned? With all the injuries in the position the top receiver for the Bills is a good option. He always has the opportunity to grab a touchdown no matter the matchup.

Jared Cook vs. @DEN

Denver is always a scary matchup to see any player against but the TE position is actually one that can get it done. Carr’s receivers will be defended well by the great corners and the running backs should be blocked by Denver’s great line. The Tight End will be the only receiver that, won’t get great yardage, but should have a decent game.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. JAX

This Tight End was projected to be one the the next great passing options in the position, then he fell off the radar with his attitude and issues outside of football. The Jets grabbed him last year and now he is really the best pass catching option on the team. He was suspended the first two weeks so that is why he has zeros on the board. Starting QB Josh McCown loves going to his TE and Seferian-Jenkins may be a future break out in the position.

Streaming DEF’s Of The Week

Packers D/ST

Not a season long D/ST to own, or even one to play next week, but this week against the Bears should be a good matchup. The Bears can only run it and even if they ran up points like they did against the Steelers, the Steelers D/ST still scored 6 points.

Titans D/ST

I expect the Texans to actually score a bit on the Titans but QB for the Texans, Watson, is still a rookie who plays like a college players and will make mistakes. Best case scenario the Titans take care of the Texan’s offense like the Jaguars D/ST did when they scored 29 points or maybe the Titans will get scored on like the Patriots D/ST did who still scored 3 points.

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WEEKLY SITS (Week 3)

These are the Week 3 Weekly Sits! 

These picks are based on a 12-team Standard Scoring League. 

Only players projected in the top 10 points of their position on ESPN Fantasy League are eligible.

QB’s

Drew Brees vs. @CAR – Brees isn’t bad and won’t destroy your team but it is well known he does not do as well on the road, especially against a division rival who have a good defense.

Tom Brady vs. HOU – Brady, like Brees won’t destroy your team but the Texans will be a easy matchup for the Patriots meaning I see the Pats trying to see what they have in their RB’s and the scripts being a more heavy run game in the second half.

WR

Jordy Nelson vs. CIN – If Nelson is healthy, really fully healthy this would be a different story. Unfortunately it looks like he will play but will be monitored through the game. He could get a decent amount of receptions but if the Packers are up at all and don’t need Jordy, then I can’t see them keeping him in.

RB

LeSean McCoy vs. DEN – We saw the Denver Defense shut down Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliot. The same thing can happen to McCoy, especially because those darn Bills seem like they’re trying to suck. (No offense Buffalo)

TE’s

Jordan Reed vs. OAK – Reed is hurt, and if he plays then he may just get hurt again. It has only been two weeks but with Washington having a big body guy like Pryor now on the team, their dependency on Reed has gone down.

Delanie Walker vs. SEA – The Seahawks have been decent against the TE and because of how the Titans roster is made up they will have much more success with their running game, pass catching running game, and fast WR’s than with the TE. This, like the last two Seattle games, should be very slow, defense oriented, and low scoring. Not the best game for a TE.

DEF’s

Chiefs D/ST vs. @LAC – The Chargers are home (their small stadium home) and know how to deal with the Chiefs. Smith has been hot as of late but I think Smith will have just a decent game here. It should be a game where both teams score enough where the Cheif’s Defense doesn’t get enough points to alter your fantasy matchup.

WEEKLY STARTS (Week 3)

These are the Week 3 Weekly Starts! 

These picks are based on a 12-team Standard Scoring League. 

Only players not projected in the top 10 points of their position on ESPN Fantasy League are eligible.

QB’s

DeShone Kizer vs. @IND

Jay Cutler vs. @NYJ

Jared Goff vs. @SF

WR’s

Doug Baldwin vs. @TEN

Adam Thielen vs. TB (Only If Bradford Starts)

J.J. Nelson vs. DAL

Golden Tate vs. ATL

Jarvis Landry vs. @NYJ (Only If Healthy)

RB’s

Isaiah Crowell vs. @IND

Javorius Allen vs @JAX

Christian McCaffrey & Jonathan Stewart vs. NO

Ameer Abdullah vs. ATL

James White vs. HOU

TE’s

Jack Doyle vs. CLE

Zach Miller vs. PIT

Benjamin Watson vs. @JAX

DEF’s

Broncos D/ST vs. @BUF

Packers D/ST vs. CIN

Buccaneers D/ST vs. @MIN