Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Rankings (Week 4)
Our analysts combine to provide rankings for Week 4 waiver wire targets. We’ll help you prioritize your bids for the week ahead. And check out our more Week 4 waiver wire advice here.
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Week 4 Waiver Wire Rankings
The best time to acquire Khalil Herbert was any of the previous three weeks, when I ranked him as the best handcuff-with-standalone-value in fantasy. You can still get him in half of Yahoo leagues, but his Tuesday price tag will be substantial. David Montgomery suffered multiple lower-body injuries on Sunday and did not return. His “backup,” Herbert, took the bull by the horns and dropped a huge fantasy performance on the Texans, with 20 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns. The schedule is also very manageable for the Bears for a few games. I see Herbert as the top priority waiver claim for Week 4.
Treylon Burks exited Week 3 with a paltry two targets and one carry – numbers that don’t begin to describe the step we saw him take this week. Burks became a full-time player, leading the Titans with 27 routes run and ranking second in snaps among wide receivers. While the box score didn’t reflect this change in role, we need to be buying in. Entering Week 3, Burks was eighth in target per route run rate and seventh in yards per route run. These numbers reflect talent, and Burks now has the runway clear to compete with Robert Woods weekly for the team lead in targets.
After two quiet weeks with his top-four snap share and top 18 route participation, David Njoku was bound to break out. Yes, I know I’m cheating because he’s rostered in just over 50% of Yahoo leagues, but I don’t care. People need to know. If Njoku is out there in your league, you should be picking him up. The upside for a player with his athletic measurables seeing a 32.2% target share like he did against Pittsburgh is ridiculous. Njoku can compete with Amari Cooper for the team lead in targets.