I hope you did better than me in Week 3. My teams went 1-2 last week. My dynasty team has been a top-4 team in our 12-team league, but is now 1-2 after matching up against the top-scoring team in Week 1 and 3. In fact, last week's top scoring team missed the league record in over a decade by only 0.30 fantasy points. The average points against my team is 167 per week (10-player lineup), which is a full 31.8 fantasy points higher than the team with the next toughest schedule.
My other two teams are split between a 3-0 record and an 0-3 record. How can the same person draft a 3-0 team in one league and an 0-3 league in the other? Well, I am not throwing in the towel on my 0-3 team while waiting for Cooper Kupp to get healthy. The waiver wire is definitely getting thinner in my leagues, but I am going to keep trying to add talent and make all my teams contenders.
As I mentioned in my first article of this series, I am simply looking at the available players in my three leagues to determine who are streamer candidates. My dynasty team has 24 player rosters (plus 3 player IR roster slots), and my other two teams have 18 player rosters. The players with an asterisk in front of them are available in my dynasty league, so I include them in case you have deep rosters in your league also.
The fantasy point projections in parenthesis should not be given too much weight. Use descriptions to help match the players with your actual team needs - a developing 1 to 3 year player, a multi-week replacement, or truly just a weekly streamer you need to start in Week 4.
Onto to Week 4...
- *Andy Dalton, Car (15.9) - Had a solid Week 3 filling in for rookie Bryce Young (ankle). If Young is not able to suit up for Week 4, the 13-year veteran is a great streaming option, up against a terrible Vikings D against the pass (30th for fantasy).
- Jimmy Garoppolo, LV (15.7) - In concussion protocol. If healthy in Week 4, against a terrible Chargers D against QBs (32nd). If not ready to go on Sunday, look for Brian Hoyer to take up QB duties for the Raiders.
- Baker Mayfield, TB (15.7) - Is up against a good (10th best against QBs) Saints D in Week 4.
- Ryan Tannehill, Ten (14.4) - Did practically nothing against the #1 Browns D against QBs in Week 3. Look for Tannehill to bounce back against the 21st best Bengals D against QBs in Week 4.
- *Jameis Winston, NO (14.1) - had a solid Week 3 for the short time he was on the field after Derek Carr (shoulder) left the game. If Carr is out for Week 4, don't be afraid to plug in Winston who is up against a weak Buccaneers D against the pass (22nd for fantasy)
- Joshua Dobbs, Ari (13.6) - Played a modest but efficient game to get the upset win against the Cowboys in Week 3. Look for something similar against the 49ers in Week 4.
- Zach Wilson, NYJ (13.2) - Wilson does not spell Rodgers. Been a disappointing season for the Jets. But it is what it is and Wilson is the starter, up against the 8th best D against QBs in Week 4.
- *Gardner Minshew, Ind (10.7) - not a lot of fantasy points in Week 3 while filling in for Anthony Richardson (concussion), but led his team to victory over the Ravens in overtime. Even if Richardson is not ready to go in Week 4, the Colts are up against a stiff Rams D against the pass (3rd best for fantasy) so don't expect much from the man with the 'stache.
- Samaje Perine, Den (7.7) - Anything is better than nothing. Up against a weak Bears D against RBs (31st) in Week 4.
- Latavius Murray, Buf (6.0) - the 33-yr old veteran scored two TDs in the last three weeks. Up against a weak Dolphin D against RBs (22nd) in Week 4.
- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (5.8) - Got 15 carries last week, but was probably a more a result of game planning around Isiah Pacheco questionable readiness to suit up (hamstring). Don't expect this volume to continue now that Pacheco is back to health.
- Devin Singletary, Hou (5.5) - the perpetual waiver wire RB will have the opportunity to earn you some points against the Steelers weak D against RBs (27th). Hasn't scored a TD all season - he seems due for one.
- Damien Harris, Buf (4.5)
- Kendre Miller, NO (3.8) - Jamaal Williams was out and Alvin Kamara was serving the last game of his supension. Miller carried the ball 9 times for 34 yards. Expect Miller's volume to go back down with Kamara back in Week 4.
- Tony Jones, NO (3.2) - With Kamara returning this week, expect Jones volume to decrease.
- *Gary Brightwell, NYG (3.2) - You have my deepest sympathy for your fantasy football team if you need to consider streaming Brightwell for Week 4, but if you have no other choice, there is a chance he will give you a few more fantasy points. He is a young RB and saw a slightly increased work load in Week 3.
- Trey Sermon, Ind (3.1) - with Deon Jackson being waived, Sermon looks like he is now the back-up to Zack Moss until Jonathan Taylor (ankle) returns from PUP sometime after Week 4.
- Ty Chandler, Min (2.1) - this second year RB has been getting a steady feed of low volume work. Up against a weak Panthers D against RBs (30th) in Week 4.
- Adam Thielen, Car (12.4) - With 20 catches out of 25 targets and 2 TDs, Thielen should not be available in any league. If he is available in your league add him to your team without hesitation. Also, he is up against a weak Vikings D against WRs (30th) in Week 4.
- Elijah Moore, Cle (10.3) - This 3rd-year WR caught 9 of 9 passes in Week 3. Has been getting some ground work also, 6 carries for 23 yards on the season. Against a below average Ravens D against WRs in Week 4.
- Kendrik Bourne, NE (9.4) - Has 4 or more catches each week, and 2 TDs on the season, but a tough match-up against the Cowboys D (2nd against WRs) in Week 4.
- Josh Downs, Ind (8.7) - This 3rd round rookie is seeing increasing and significant volume. He had 8 receptions on 12 targets last week. Seems to be developing nicely. Is up against an average Rams D against WRs this week.
- K.J. Osborn, Min (8.4) - up against a stiff Panthers D (4th) against WRs in Week 4.
- *D.J.Chark, Car (8.4) - broke out in Week 3, but has only 5 catches on 12 targets on the season. That type of reception percentage does not make a WR the QBs BFF, but there might be some chemistry between him and Dalton. If Young is behind center in Week 4, I would expect Chark to fall back into fantasy oblivion.
- *Braxton Berrios, Mia (6.6) - Berrios didn't have some spurious pop in Week 3 to go along with the Dolphin's 70 point win over Denver. Rather Berrios has been getting consistent targets since Week 1 and has caught 7 of his 10 targets. With that kind of consistency, it seems likely he will continue to get peppered with a few targets in Week 4, even with Miami matching up against the Bills stout D against receivers (2nd best)
- Kalif Raymond, Det (6.4) - 7 receptions on 10 targets and 1 TD so far this season. Up against the Packers stiff D against WRs (7th best) this week.
- Michael Wilson, Ari (5.6) - This 6'2", 213 lb rookie has caught 7 of 9 targets so far this season and is showing flashes as a big-play threat having blazed by the Dallas D for a 4th quarter 69-yard reception that set up Arizona's final TD in their upset win over the Cowboys in Week 3.
- *Justin Watson, KC (5.5) - is receiving a consistent peppering of targets and has caught 7 of 12 targets on the season. Up against the Jets stiff D against receivers (8th best) so don't expect a break-out performance.
- *Jauan Jennings, SF (4.6) - another low but consistent volume receiver likely to add a few fantasy points for you if you are really desperate for a WR. The 49ers are up against an average Cardinals defense against receivers (14th best) in Week 4.
- Brandon Johnson, Den (4.3) - This developing sophomore has 2 receptions on 3 targets each week so far. Up against an average Bears D against WRs in Week 4.
- *Gerald Everett, LAC (8.9) - the 7-year veteran has caught 11 of his 12 targets so far this season and is up against a terrible Raiders D against TEs (28th) in Week 4.
- Dawson Knox, Buf (8.7) - v 26th best Mia Vs TEs in Week 4
- Jake Ferguson, Dal (8.4) - Getting consistent volume. 10 receptions and 1 TD out of 18 targets. Up against the Patriots stiff D against TEs (3rd) in Week 4.
- Kylen Granson, Ind (6.9) - not reliable for fantasy - but what TE is? Up against a tough Rams D against TEs (8th) in Week 4.
- Noah Fant, Sea (6.8) - caught 8 of 9 passes so far this year. Up against an average Giants D against TEs in Week 4.
- Mike Gesicki, NE (5.1) - caught 9 of 10 passes so far this year. Will he get more volume against a tough Cowboys D against WRs (and 10th against TEs) as Mac Jones check down option?
- Donald Parham, LAC (4.7) - Low volume, TD-dependent. Up against a terrible Raiders D against TEs (28th) in Week 4.
- *Jonnu Smith, Atl (4.3) - received a career-high 8 targets last week, and caught 5 of them. Up against a weak Jaguars D against TEs (25th) in Week 4.
- Matt Gay, Ind (9.0) - v 32nd best Rams
- Evan McPherson, Cin (8.9) - v 25th best Titans
- Dustin Hopkins, Cle (8.2) - v 30th best Ravens
- Eddy Pineiro, Car (8.2) - v 19th best Vikings
- Nick Folk, Ten (8.0) - v 24th best Bengals
- Cleveland Browns (7.2)
- Cincinnati Bengals (6.8)
- Indianapolis Colts (6.5)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6.3)
- Detroit Lions (5.3)
Caution: There were some players in Week 3 that seemed to pop (e.g. Melvin Gordon, RB, Kenyan Drake, RB and Anderson Chosen, WR). These players have been returned to their team's practice squad.