Fantasy Focus: Week 4 Waivers
Week four is approaching and so is the wavier wire deadline. With so many injuries in week three, it’s imperative to know who will get playing time in the upcoming contests and who to pickup and potentially start. We broke down the best additions to make this week.
Lance Dunbar – Cowboys: 100 yards and 10 catches last week marked an incredible performance in the passing game for Dunbar as a receiver out of the backfield. So far this year, he’s racked up 21 catches and more than 200 yards. He’s a fiend in PPR leagues. With Tony Romo sidelined, look for the backup QB, Brandon Weeden, to continue to find Dunbar as a check down option when plays break down. He should continue to play a big role as a pass-catcher and appear in many more fantasy updates.
Karlos Williams – Bills: If you have the number one waiver spot, use it on Williams. The young running back will likely fill in for the injured LeSean McCoy on Sunday and has exciting upside as a flex plug-in for week four. Averaging well, over seven yards per carry, Williams has already scored three touchdowns as a backup this season. As a bruiser of back with a downhill running style, he’ll fit right into Rex Ryan’s system in Buffalo. Make sure to grab him this week.
Rishard Matthews – Dolphins: For those looking for a receiver, Matthews is a player to pay attention to. He saw double digit targets –a number that has increased every game– last week, and has had more than 100 yards receiving in each of his last two games. He’s also shown his scoring ability with an average of one TD per week. Matthews has clearly emerged as the number two for an emerging talent in Ryan Tannehill and should be a consistent flex option for the remainder of the year.
Thomas Rawls – Seahawks: Rawls is another back that may get the nod due an injured starter. Marshawn Lynch may not play in week four because of an issue with his hamstring, which means Rawls will have a chance to get a full workload. Last week, after Lynch left the game, Rawls exploded for 104 yards on 16 carries. He’s no Marshawn, but Rawls looked fantastic and will continue to play well as the main back in an offense that likes to feature its runners.
Michael Vick – Steelers: Another quarterback injury in fantasy news, this time to the veteran Ben Roethlisberger, has many fantasy owners scrambling to find a new starter for their week four games. Vick, Roethlisberger’s own backup, is the answer. He’s stepping into arguably the best fantasy offense ever. With Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown leading the offense, Vick will be surrounded by talent. His notorious running ability gives Vick fantastic upside heading into a big matchup against the Ravens.
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