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If the past week has been fairly calm on the sloshing front, you might hear a fly flying this week. Oh sure Chuba hubbard will command a high waiver request, but after him? Got a bunch of third WRs (Renfrow Hunter, Emmanuel Sanders, Tim patrick), several QB bubbles (Sam darnold, Derek carr, Bridgewater Teddy Bear), a few dormant TEs (Dalton schultz, Zach Ertz, Tyler conklin), and a RB or two that might have a little flex value (Peyton barber, Zack Moss). All these players will be among the week 4 best fantastic waiver feed pickups and free agent additions – with an emphasis on “the free agent adds”. These are mostly guys to target after waivers end around 4:05 a.m.ET Wednesday morning in the Yahoo and ESPN leagues.

Our full list of free agents has even more of these types of players, including the recently reinstated Josh Gordon. Again, these are mostly free agent pickups, so don’t get too excited. We have Week 4 specific streamers including a few QBs, several TEs, and a bunch of D / STs (which will be important this week). You can find the streamer suggestions on the end of list. If you need a new kicker or just want to see a pic of Matt Gay and this guy kicking for the Buccaneers, whatever his name is, you can check out our Ranking of kickers for week 4.

MORE FROM WEEK 4: Best Waiver Pickups

Hubbard is probably the only player this week who deserves a high waiver request as Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) believes he will miss a few games and is still a candidate to miss more for the rest of the season. Beyond that, you’d better keep your claim high in response to future injuries.

WEEK 4 PPR RANKS:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Best Fantasy Football Waiver Cable Pickups for Week 4

Unless otherwise specified, only players belonging to less than 50% of Yahoo leagues are considered.

Dalton Schultz, TE, Cowboys. Schultz was solid last year replacing Blake Jarwin (knee), and many believed whoever wins the starting position this season would have some sleeper value. After three weeks, we can say that Schultz is the Cowboys’ best TE. He caught all six targets in Week 1, and after a calm Week 2, he bounced back with a Week 3 monster, catching six of seven targets for 80 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys have plenty of mouths to feed – and Michael Gallup (calf) will be back in the near future – but they’re using their TEs effectively. Given the deplorable state of TE’s position this year, Schultz will continue to be valuable, at least in the PPR leagues.

Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Most consider Dallas Goedert to be the undisputed best TE in Philadelphia, but so far this year he has 11 targets while Ertz has 10. After Ertz’s big Monday night – four catches, seven targets, 53 yards , TD – Ertz now also has a lot of sheet music too. Goedert always plays more snaps and a bigger threat to the yards, but, again, given that tight is a barren wasteland this year, Ertz could very well be worth picking as a free agent and to play in favorable clashes.

STANDARD RANKING FOR WEEK 4:
quarterback | Back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

Josh Gordon, WR, Chiefs. Gordon was an All-Pro in 2013 – yes, 2013 – when he led the league in receiving yards (1,646 and scored nine touchdowns in 14 games with the Browns). He’s been on and off the pitch ever since, serving numerous drug-related suspensions and battling injuries and sobriety. The 30-year-old wide receiver has had his moments in between, including 40 passes for 720 yards and three scores for the Patriots in 2018, but he hasn’t seen the field in 19. Can he finally turn things around ? Well, he picked the right team to try out as few offenses can match the Chiefs’ firepower and lack of a consistent secondary wide receiver. Of course, we know TE Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill will remain the best in terms of targets, so Gordon will have to fight for the crumbs with Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle. However, if he has anything left in the tank, he could perform well. It’s worth a free agent flyer just because of the situation, but don’t expect too high. Unfortunately, Gordon is much more likely to disappoint than surprise, so consider any production from him as a bonus.

MORE FROM WEEK 4: Best Waiver Pickups

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington. Samuel was a popular preseason sleeper, but a hamstring injury knocked him out for the first three games of the year. He’s eligible to come back in Week 4, and if he does, he’ll be back just in time for an optimal game against Atlanta. At the very least, it’s worth hiding on your bench, as Washington has failed to develop any secondary wide receivers after Terry McLaurin.

Derek Carr, QB, Raiders. Carr leads the NFL in passing yards and is the QB7 in fantasy this year. He also posted those numbers against the Ravens, Steelers and Dolphins, so it’s not like he’s going after weak defenses. It’s likely Carr will slow down, but he still looks like a potential starter going forward. With more favorable clashes on the horizon (@ Chargers, vs. Bears), Carr should at least be playable over the next two weeks.

For additional waiver / free agent suggestions, including RB refills Chuba hubbard and Peyton barber, WR3 Renfrow Hunter and Emmanuel Sanders, and the potential QB1 Sam darnold and Bridgewater Teddy Bear, check out our full week 4 list.



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