9 Waiver Wire Targets to Prioritize for Week 4 (2022 Fantasy Football)
Looking for help on the waiver wire for Week 4? Here are our top targets to prioritize.
Mack Hollins has come seemingly out of nowhere to become a critical piece of the Raiders offense with upwards of 80% of snaps in every game this year. Week 1 saw little involvement with only 1 reception on 1 target for 16 yards. But Week 2 saw an uptick with five receptions on eight targets for 66 yards. And in Week 3, the absence of Hunter Renfrow created enough opportunity for Hollins to reel in eight receptions on 10 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown. If Mack Hollins continues at this rate, he’ll be the WR1 by Week 5. I’m kidding! All jokes aside, though, Hollins is clearly defining a role within this Raiders offense – an offense that will have to continue to throw for high volume as the Raiders struggle and play from behind.
Josh Palmer is still worthy of a roster spot. The entire reason I recommended Palmer as a late-round draft pick is that he’s a plug-and-play flex option. When Keenan Allen or Mike Williams goes down, Palmer steps in as the WR2 and has the talent to produce. With Allen out in Week 3, Palmer caught six of nine targets for 99 yards. Allen could be back next week, making it hard to trust Palmer. But if you have the ability to stash Palmer, I would advise it.
Greg Dortch isn’t a flashy or high appeal waiver add, and for that reason, he remains very available in most leagues. He is only 14% rostered in Yahoo leagues and 6% rostered in ESPN leagues. Dortch has a very solid floor and is the second option in the Cardinals receiving corps. With Rondale Moore out and DeAndre Hopkins out of suspension, Dortch will continue to produce. On top of that, AJ Green left Sunday’s game with an injury, which would only continue to open up opportunities for Dortch, who caught nine of 10 targets for 80 yards on Sunday.
We are still awaiting the return of Michael Gallup, but even when he returns to action, Noah Brown will maintain as a presence in the Cowboys’ offense as the WR3. In Week 1, Brown caught five of his nine targets for 68 yards. Last week, Noah Brown lead the way in fantasy points catching all five of his targets for 91 yards and a touchdown. And on Monday night, Brown caught five of seven targets for 54 yards. Brown has typically been the fourth option at best in the past for Dallas. But that could actually work in his favor here. He has a fantastic connection with Cooper Rush, and I think his production is real moving forward. And even when Dak returns, Brown would have earned his spot in the rotation, and we’ve seen the WR3 in Dallas be very worthy of a roster spot year after year – because that was Michael Gallup before 2022.
Week 3 wasn’t exactly a fantastic showing for Jarvis Landry. He caught two of five targets for 22 yards. The player of the day was definitely Chris Olave, who had nine receptions for 147 yards. Tre’Quan Smith returned to action and caught four of five targets for 105. Michael Thomas was five for five for 49 yards. So why am I telling you to add Jarvis Landry? Wouldn’t he be a drop candidate? Normally yes. But Michael Thomas left the game with a foot injury, and Tre’Quan Smith left the game with a concussion. If the injury to Thomas is significant, I do think Landry would operate as the WR2 of this offense behind Chris Olave.
Full disclosure, Romeo Doubs was on my cut list before Sammy Watkins ended up on IR and Christian Watson was inactive. But the absence of Watkins and Watson opened up a major opportunity for Doubs, and he definitely took advantage of it. In Week 1, with Allen Lazard out, Doubs had four receptions on five targets for 37 yards on a 57% snap count. With Lazard back in Week 2, that count went down to 37% and two receptions on three targets for 27 yards. So, with a full, active receiving corps, Doubs just didn’t have the opportunity to make an impact. But with a very depleted receiving corps in Week 3, Doubs caught all eight of his targets for 73 yards and one touchdown. Suppose he’s earned the trust of Aaron Rodgers. In that case, he can continue to make an impact and be a flex option, especially with an upcoming schedule of New England – who just gave up four passing touchdowns to Lamar Jackson – after that, they play New York Giants and a game against New York Jets.
Mike Evans will be back in Week 4. But Chris Godwin‘s timetable is still unknown, and Julio Jones is dealing with a torn PCL. And Gage showcased that he has the upper hand on Breshad Perriman and Cole Beasley. Gage caught 12 of his 13 targets for 87 yards and one touchdown. If both Godwin and Jones are out, Gage would operate as the WR2. Better days are coming from this Tampa Bay offense, and Gage could play a critical role as he clearly has the trust of Tom Brady.
This is the second time Zay Jones has appeared on my waiver wire list. And he’ll keep appearing because this is not your Urban Meyer Jags offense. Doug Pederson has brought life back to this team, and the Jags are a high-volume pass team, which provides the opportunity for multiple Jags receivers to be viable fantasy options. Christian Kirk is the clear WR1 and a weekly must-start. But I truly believe that Zay Jones is asserting himself as the WR2 in the offense, which will continue to be a valuable role. In Week 1, Jones caught six of nine targets for 65 yards. In Week 2, he cooled off with three receptions on four targets for 23 yards, but that was a game where the Jags demolished the Colts 24-0. In the Week 3 game against the Chargers, Jones caught 10 of his 11 targets for 85 yards and one touchdown. He’s worthy of a roster spot in all formats.
Before I dive into my number one add, Khalil Herbert, I do want to mention that if Alexander Mattison is available in your leagues, he’s a must-add. He’s not technically on this list because he’s over 50% rostered, but Dalvin Cook dislocated his shoulder in Sunday’s game, and while it’s not a severe injury, he could miss Week 4. Moving onto Khalil Herbert – Herbert is 46% rostered in Yahoo leagues and 26% rostered in ESPN leagues. David Montgomery left Sunday’s game with both knee and ankle injuries. At the time of writing this article, we don’t know the severity of the injury. But Herbert is a must-add in all formats and league sizes. Herbert had 20 carries for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 3. We’ve seen him be very successful in relief of Montgomery in the past, and he’s more than capable of handling a workhorse-type of load, seeing 20+ carries and work through the air as well.
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