Week 4 Waiver Wire
After weeks of managers tinkering and the injuries starting to mount, the week four waiver wire is looking scarce. A couple of big injuries happened in week three that have caused a ripple effect in the fantasy football world. The dreaded questionable tag has struck CMC. No matter what the scenery. We got you covered at The Fantasy Express in this week’s additions of the Week four waiver wire.
Bell Cow Cracked
The Bears David Montgomery left his week three matchup against Houston with an ankle and knee injury. Montgomery has missed practice all week. His status for week four isn’t looking good. Montgomery’s absence has opened the backfield up to Khalil Herbert. Herbert was impressive last week and looks to make the most of his opportunity.
Over in Minnesota
Dalvin Cook’s status for Sunday has been improved each day. His history of shoulder issues has fantasy managers worried. The shoulder that got banged up is the same shoulder he had surgery on. Cook is one of the top running backs in the league. Fantasy managers are familiar with this situation. There is a reason Alexander Mattison was drafted in half of yahoos fantasy leagues.
D’Andre Swift has missed back-to-back practices and is trending down for week four. Fantasy managers will be looking for Jamaal Williams on the week four waiver wire. The scary thought for fantasy managers was the message from his coach…
Time to Cut Dead Weight
By week three, it should be clear if a player is worthy of a roster spot. Some Chase Edmonds owners were too impatient and cut him before his two-touchdown game. Mosert managed to out-snap Edmonds again despite Edmonds scoring twice. I can’t blame managers for dropping. Running backs by committee is the worst situation in fantasy football. Despite preseason hype, players like Darryl Mooney, Elijah Moore, Dalton Schultz, and Cole Kmet have found themselves on the waiver. Try to find a trade partner before dumping players you drafted.
That being said, let’s check out the best options for the week four waiver wire.
Week Four Waiver Wire Adds
Khalil Herbert– RB (68% owned) This week’s top prize is the backup to David Montgomery. Herbert received high praises this offseason. Many experts expected him to take over Montgomery’s role by midseason. Well, the time is now. Herbert rushed for 157 yards after Montgomery’s injury. Scoring twice as well. Even with Montgomery healthy, Herbert may force the coaches to split the carries going forward.
Jamaal Williams– RB (74% owned) Swifts’ situation is very concerning. Managers who spent a high draft pick on him should be sprinting to the waiver wire for his back. The only problem is Jamaal Williams had a good camp and was already owned in half of the leagues before the injury. Williams rushed for 87 yards in week three, also scoring twice. If, by chance, he is still on the waivers, he needs to be added.
Alexander Mattison– RB (77% owned) Mattison has seen his ownership grow by over 20 percent in the last couple of days. He is the best handcuff in the game. Dalvin Cook isn’t expected to miss anytime, but if he does, Mattison is an automatic plug-and-play.
Brian Robinson– RB (53% owned) Antonio Gibsons’ run as RB1 in Washington is coming to an end. Robinson has been beefing up his practice reps. Coach Rivera believes he is a couple of weeks away. Take the waiver on him now before it’s too late. His story is too good not to be true.
D’onta Foreman or Chubba Hubbard– I’m clumping the two together because, in my opinion, neither of them are solid options. While the other running backs I mentioned would be considered RB1 or RB2 if they started, Foreman and Hubbard would be tough FLEX plays. The Panthers’ offense is bad so the game script won’t favor either player.
WRs / TEs
Tyler Conklin– TE (39% owned) Conklin has received 7,9 and 8 targets in each of his games this year. His chemistry with Flacco has been good, but Flacco may not be the quarterback much longer. Zack Wilson is set to return soon. If Wilson continues to target Conklin, look for Conklin to continue his strong start.
Romeo Doubs– WR (65% owned) The new DeVante Adams has arrived! Pump the brakes, people. After his week three breakout game, Doubs has put himself on the Week four waiver wire watch. Injuries were key to his uptick in volume. It only takes one game to develop a bromance with Aaron Rodgers.
Trevor Lawrence– QB (73% owned) Is the time now? Many speculated Lawrence was going to come into the league like a wrecking ball. That never happened last year. 2022 is a new year. Lawrence has thrown five touchdowns through 3 games. The more impressive stat is the zero interceptions. Week four will be a tough matchup, but the schedule gets easier after that.
Jarred Goff– QB (50% owned) Goff has been one of the most consistent QBS on the waiver wire. Could the Lions be legit this year? In a couple of weeks, the highly touted rookie Williams will be making his debut. Giving Goff another weapon. Amon-ra St. Brown has been spectacular to start the season. He has injury concerns himself but is still a top 5 WR.
Recap of Week Four Waiver Wire
Weeks four injury report has been busy. Running backs like Mixon, CMC, Cook, Swift, and Priece are questionable in week four. Multiple wide receivers are also starting to feel the wear and tear of the season. It’s hard to replace the production of a top star. Locking up their backup gives you the ability to carry on without missing a beat.
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