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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Drop & Hold (Week 4)

Sep 26, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Drop & Hold (Week 4)

Let’s take a look at players our analysts consider on the fringe as you weigh your waiver wire additions for the Week 4.

If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team, and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Players to Drop & Hold (Week 4)

Droppable

There was an inkling that Isaiah Likely might end up being the No. 3 pass catcher for the Ravens after TE Mark Andrews and WR Rashod Bateman. That hasn’t really been the case, but even if it were, being the No. 3 pass catcher in a two-target offense isn’t much of a prize.

So long, Rex Burkhead. The Houston backfield now belongs to Dameon Pierce.

Boston Scott is clearly the No. 3 back in Philly behind Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.

Seattle has three TEs involved in the passing game, and it’s not a very prolific passing game, making Noah Fant droppable.

The Packers were without Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson in Week 3, and Randall Cobb still drew only two targets. You can ditch him.

D.J. Chark was out-targeted by Josh Reynolds on Sunday. He also has to share targets with Amon-Ra St. Brown, D’Andre Swift and T.J. Hockenson, and exciting rookie Jameson Williams will be back from a knee injury before long.

It looks as if the 49ers are just going to roll with Jeff Wilson at RB while Elijah Mitchell is on the shelf, with no room at the inn for Jordan Mason.

Droppable with a chance of regret

Donovan Peoples-Jones had 6-60-0 on 11 targets in Week 1, but he’s drawn only four targets since, as Amari Cooper has become the only Cleveland receiver who matters.

Hunter Henry seems to have been surpassed in the New England TE pecking order by Jonnu Smith.

Don’t drop yet

Bears QB Justin Fields is averaging only 15 pass attempts per game, which is why Darnell Mooney and Cole Kmet have failed to launch. What we liked about Mooney and Kmet was that they seemed certain to earn generous target shares. We couldn’t have anticipated just how few targets there would be. But that has to change, doesn’t it? Doesn’t it?! I mean, it’s not as if the Bears are going to be faced with an abundance of generous game scripts. They’re going to have to throw.

Mecole Hardman had a quiet Week 3, but give him another week or two. If he gets some of the high-value targets vacated by ex-Chief Tyreek Hill, the speedy Hardman could be a useful asset to have around when the bye weeks hit.

Maybe it’s never going to happen for Allen Robinson in Los Angeles, but we recommend waiting another week or two before pulling the ripcord.

The Giants are so thin at wide receiver, and Kadarius Toney is so talented. Unfortunately, Toney is hurt all the time, and he doesn’t seem to be endearing himself to new Giants head coach Brian Daboll. Try to hang on until Toney is healthy enough to get back on the field. Then, if you don’t see any sparks, send Toney packing.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – that allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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