Week 4 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice

  Fantasy football waiver wire advice for Week 4 of the 2017 season. The parameters and assumptions of this weekly waiver wire advice column can be found in the preseason introduction. Let’s review my previous recommendations, and then see what we can scrounge up for Week 4 waiver wire advice.

Season to Date Waiver Wire Recap

Presented by the week and in the order in which they were recommended.
PlayerWeek First RecommendedComment
Charles SimsPreseasonA non-factor so far. Safe to drop.
Kevin WhitePreseasonIR.
Kendall WrightPreseasonLeads Bears WRs in targets. Small value in deep leagues, safe to drop in shallow leagues.
Sam BradfordPreseasonWill be a viable starter when he returns from injury.
Charcandrick WestPreseasonSafe to drop.
Sterling Shepard1Solid hold; see below.
Austin Hooper1No need to roster in most formats. Matchup based play.
Jamaal Charles1Solid hold; see below.
Shane Vereen1Usage fell off after Week 1; hold if desperate.
Cole Beasley113 targets in two games. Deep league hold, pending MNF.
De'Angelo Henderson1Safe to drop.
Tarik Cohen2Potential league winner. Most hold, worth a trade inquiry.
Kerwynn Williams2Safe to drop.
Marqise Lee2Jaguars leading receiver by targets and air yards. Solid hold.
Allen Hurns2Less usage but TDs help. Hold.
Nelson Agholor2Deep league hold, shallow league drop.
Javorius Allen2Solid hold; see below.
Jermaine Kearse2Solid hold in deep leagues. Hold if desperate in shallow leagues.
Danny Amendola2Safe to drop but keep on the radar.
Cooper Kupp2Solid hold in deep leagues. Hold if desperate in shallow leagues.
Paul Richardson2Solid hold; see below.
Chris Carson2Solid hold.
Chris Ivory2Straight handcuff, nothing more.
Tyler Ervin2Safe to drop.
Charles Clay2Solid hold, viable streamer and spot starter.
Devin Funchess3Solid hold; see below.
Rashard Higgins3Hold in deep leagues. Hold if desperate in shallow leagues.
Ben Watson3Safe to drop but keep on the radar. Streamer / matchup potential.
Zach Miller3Safe to drop.
Samaje Perine3Safe to drop.
J.J. Nelson3N/A
Jaron Brown3N/A
A full analysis of each of these players would take more time than either you or I have. Fortunately, most situations are straightforward. If they’re not, please hit me up in the comments. In brief:
  • Sam Bradford should be a solid streamer when he returns.
  • Marqise Lee has 33 percent of Jacksonville’s air yards and is a weekly candidate for a flex spot. Allen Hurns has a solid 21 percent share of air yards and decent TD upside. These two should have rest of season value.
  • Jermaine Kearse was overshadowed by Robby Anderson but should still have more value rest of season.
  • Tarik Cohen is arguably an RB2 or flex option with rest of season value.
  • Javorius Allen looks like he’ll have rest of season value too, despite a poor Week 3.
  • Charles Clay should be rostered and is a candidate to start most weeks.
  • The rest of the TEs recommended so far may have streaming appeal based on matchup but probably don’t need to be rostered in most formats.
  • Some of the rest will be covered below, as part of Week 4 waivers.

Week 4 Waiver Wire Advice

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By Charles Kleinheksel | @Spidr2ybanana | Archive