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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pick Ups Week 4 Crowder, Pryor, Howard
Looking for some nice free agent players to add to your team? Let us help you lockdown your lineup with these pickups for Week 4.
With the third week of NFL football action in the books, it’s time to start looking ahead for additions to or replacements for your rooster. Which free agent players should you have on your radar after this weekend?
This week starts they bye weeks with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles on a bye. Don’t worry though; there are plenty of guys on the waiver wire to help you replace the players missing from your starting lineups. Here are the best waiver-wire pickups for fantasy owners to put in a claim for entering Week 4.
The Broncos quarterback looked like a veteran this week having a great game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns, finishing the game with a 132.1 QB rating. This was very impressive against a very good Cincinnati defense. Could he be for real?
After two easier games, I figured this would be a good test for Wentz to see how good he really is. I was amazed how he performed and handled the Steelers defense putting up a 300+ yard performance. With a bye this week, you may have an easier chance of getting Wentz this week and stash him until your starting QB goes on a bye.
Smallwood made an appearance last Monday night against the Bears, but this week with Mathews hurt, he lead the team in rushes with 17 out of their 30 attempts. Smallwood had 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown. Keep an eye on Ryan Mathews ankle injury, because if he is not able to go in week 5, Smallwood should see a fair amount of touches against a week Detroit defense.
Jordan Howard (CHI)
Howard saw an increase role for the Bears in Week 3 loss due to an injury to teammate Jeremy Langford. Langford is likely out 4-to-6 weeks which opens the door for Howard with a Week 4 matchup against the Lions. For you PPR guys, Howard has ability to catch the ball out of the backfield which makes him capable of being a three down back.
The Bears have some great matchups in the weeks ahead with back-to-back games against Detroit and Indianapolis, giving Howard a great chance to put up some numbers
Jamison Crowder (WAS)
The Washington offense has a lot of weapons, Jackson, Garcon, and Reed, but even with all those mouths to feed, Jamison Crowder has managed to average eight targets per game through the first three weeks of the season.
He has an 11 YPC average and 2 touchdowns after 3 games. With the lack of an effective running game, the Redskins are leaning on their passing attack which should bode well for Crowder as he should continue see many short and underneath routes as Jackson stretches the field. This week Washington has a great match up against Cleveland which should make Crowder a solid flex option this week. He definitely has more PPR value (75 receptions from 2015), but did show last week that he is capable of making big plays.
This one is just a mention because of how Alshon Jeffery looked the other night. Yes, Chicago looks terrible and Brian Hoyer is their QB, but White has been playing well and could be in line for more targets. Brian Hoyer looked his way 14 times last week against Dallas and he catch 6 balls.
With Austin Seferian-Jenkins being let go by the Buc’s, the next TE to emerge, Cameron Brate, not only had five catches for 46 yards, but he put up two TD’’s. He was targeted 10 times with is 77% of the targets to tight ends and 18% of the teams total targets in last weeks game against the Rams. There is no way to know if this type of production will be sustained, but he does give you some hope if you need a TE.
Miller was one of my sleepers going into this season. After a slow start he had his best game of the season 8 catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns. If you need a tight end, Miller makes a good option. With Hoyer at QB I expect Miller to be involved in the O as Hoyer likes to get the ball out quick on those short routesGo pick him up if you need a tight end.
Good luck on you waiver requests and we will see you Thursday for start/sit and some DFS advice