Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pick Ups Week 4 Crowder, Pryor, Howard

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pick Ups Week 4 Crowder, Pryor, Howard

Pickups Of The Week

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.


Trevor Siemian

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?

Carson Wentz

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.

Running Back

Wendell Smallwood

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
Wide Receiver

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.

Kevin White 

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.
Tight End

Cameron Brate

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.

Zach Miller 

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

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If any of these options are still available in your league then pick them up immediately as injury replacements: Knowshon Moreno), Michael Bush, Montario Hardesty, Pierre Thomas and Maurice Morris

Running Backs

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Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins
Though im not a big Reggie Bush fan, the Giants have been a bit weak defending the run.  Plus he will be the lone starter this week.  If he is available in your league I highly suggest you go out and get him.

Bernard Scott, Bengals
Cedric Benson will serve his one-game suspension in Week 8, which leaves Scott as the Bengals number 1 rusher this week. It’s not the best matchup, but Scott could be a useful injury or bye-week replacement given all the running backs out or hurting in Week 8. This is really just a good one week option.

Delone Carter, Colts
Week 7:
Had 10 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown with a fumble at New Orleans.
If Addai is out again in Week 8 at Tennessee then Carter could help as a bye-week or injury replacement. He does have two touchdowns in his past three games even if he’s not running at a high level and the way the Titans played against the run last week…. Well enough said!

Roy Helu, Redskins
With Hightower out for the season, Helu is the No. 2 option behind Ryan Torain, who tends to be injury prone. It might not be long before Helu is the starter for the Redskins, so grab him for your bench. Torain should get the majority of carries in Week 8 at Buffalo and as long as he’s healthy, but Helu will get his touches as well, especially in the passing game.

Keiland Williams, Lions
Week 7:
Had nine carries for 44 yards vs. Atlanta.
We’re not sure when or if Best will return this year, but Williams will be the No. 2 running back for the Lions behind Morris until that happens. He will be the one at the goal line in short-yardage situations. Williams is worth stashing on your bench. Morris is the running back to own with Best out, but Williams could eventually prove to be valuable.


Chris Ogbonnaya, Browns
Week 7:
Had three carries for 15 yards and five catches for 43 yards vs. Seattle.
If Hillis remains out for Week 8 at San Francisco then you could see Ogbonnaya again play in a reserve role behind Hardesty. He showed off his receiving skills against the Seahawks and could be a useful option in deeper leagues where receptions count.

Wide Receiver

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Jabar Gaffney, Redskins
Week 7:
Had four catches for 68 yards and a fumble at Carolina.
Gaffney will assume the No. 1 role for the Redskins with Moss out, and he should see an increase in targets, which will help his value. Gaffney was having a nice season so far with four games with at least six Fantasy points. Fred Davis now becomes the best receiving option for Washington. But Gaffney is still worth adding now that Moss is out.

Tight Ends

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Jared Cook, Titans
Cook didn’t have a very productive game against the Texans, but none of the Titans did in a blowout loss(I had Nate Washington… 1 point… really Nate??). Still, Cook scored the only touchdown, and he now has two touchdowns in his past three games. He has a very favorable matchup in Week 8 against the Colts, who just allowed two touchdowns to New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham in Week 7.

Jake Ballard, Giants
We’ve been telling you for the past few weeks about Ballard, and he has done well in his previous three games with two touchdowns and at least eight Fantasy points in each one. He  has another favorable matchup this week as he  faces the Dolphins at home in Week 8. If you’re looking for a bye-week replacement, then pickup Ballard .

Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings
Someone in my league beat me to him last week.  Had four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown vs. Green Bay.  Shiancoe could be a good bye-week replacement again in Week 8. The Panthers just struggled with Washington tight end Fred Davis, who scored a touchdown, and Shiancoe is coming off his best game of the season in his first start with Ponder. Hopefully he continues to be Ponders security blanket.

New York Giants Defense

I cant believe Im suggesting them after they made Tarvaris Jackson look like a solid NFL quarterback, but with Justin Tuck looking like he’ll return from his groin and neck injuries after sitting during New York’s bye, which is great news and the winless Miami Dolphins coming to town. It should be a good time to get healthy. If the Giants are taken in your league, you can still invest in the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense, though I’d prefer its matchup against the Seahawks if it weren’t in Seattle.