Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 4: TEs Dalton Schultz, Zach Ertz amongst prime free agent pickups after Monday evening breakouts

If final week was principally quiet on the waivers entrance, you may hear a pin drop this week. Oh, certain, Chuba Hubbard will command a excessive waiver declare, however after him? You could have a bunch of third WRs (Hunter Renfrow, Emmanuel Sanders, Tim Patrick), a number of bubble QBs (Sam Darnold, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater), a number of sleeper TEs (Dalton Schultz, Zach Ertz, Tyler Conklin), and an RB or two who might need a little bit flex worth (Peyton Barber, Zack Moss). All of those gamers will probably be among the many prime Week 4 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent provides — with an emphasis on “free agent provides.” These are principally guys to focus on after waivers clear round 4-5 a.m. ET on Wednesday mornings in Yahoo and ESPN leagues.

Our full free agent record has much more of some of these gamers, together with the lately reinstated Josh Gordon. Once more, these are principally free agent pickups, so do not get too excited. We do have some Week 4-specific streamers, together with a number of QBs, a number of TEs, and a bunch of D/STs (which will probably be necessary this week). You’ll find the streamer solutions on the finish of the record. In the event you want a brand new kicker or just need to see an image of Matt Homosexual and that man who kicks for the Buccaneers, regardless of the hell his identify is, you may take a look at our Week 4 kicker rankings.

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Hubbard might be the one participant this week value a excessive waiver declare, as Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) figures to overlook a pair video games and is all the time a candidate to overlook extra all through the remainder of the season. Past that, you are higher served holding onto your excessive declare in response to accidents which can be but to return. 

Quarterback | Operating again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

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Except in any other case famous, solely gamers owned in fewer than 50 % of Yahoo leagues thought-about.

Dalton Schultz, TE, Cowboys. Schultz was strong final yr whereas filling in for Blake Jarwin (knee), and lots of assumed whoever gained the beginning job this season would have some sleeper worth. After three weeks, we are able to safely say Schultz is the Cowboys prime TE. He caught all six targets in Week 1, and after a quiet Week 2, he bounced again with a monster Week 3, catching six-of-seven targets for 80 yards and two TDs. The Cowboys have a whole lot of mouths to feed — and Michael Gallup (calf) will probably be again sooner or later within the close to future — however they use their TEs successfully. Given the sorry state of the TE place this yr, Schultz will proceed to have worth, no less than in PPR leagues.

Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Most view Dallas Goedert because the unquestioned prime TE for Philadelphia, however to this point this yr, he has 11 targets whereas Ertz has 10. After Ertz’s huge Monday evening — 4 catches, seven targets, 53 yards, TD — Ertz now has as many scores, too. Goedert remains to be taking part in extra snaps and a much bigger risk for yards, however, once more, with tight being a barren wasteland this yr, Ertz may very nicely be value choosing up as a free agent and taking part in in favorable matchups.

Quarterback | Operating again | Huge receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Josh Gordon, WR, Chiefs. Gordon was an All-Professional in 2013 — sure, 2013 — when he led the league in receiving yards (1,646 and scored 9 touchdowns in 14 video games with the Browns). He is been on and off the sphere ever since, serving quite a few drug-related suspensions and combating accidents and sobriety. The 30-year-old receiver has had his moments in between, together with catching 40 passes for 720 yards and three scores for the Patriots in ’18, however he hasn’t seen the sphere since ’19. Can he lastly flip his profession round? Properly, he picked the appropriate crew to attempt with, as few offenses can match the Chiefs’ firepower and lack of a constant secondary broad receiver. After all, we all know TE Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill will stay the highest canine by way of targets, so Gordon should struggle for the scraps with Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle. Nonetheless, if he has something left within the tank, he may put collectively some good performances. He is value a free agent flier merely due to the scenario, however do not get your hopes up too excessive. Sadly, Gordon is way extra more likely to disappoint than shock, so contemplate any manufacturing from him a bonus.

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Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington. Samuel was a preferred preseason sleeper, however a hamstring harm knocked him out for the primary three video games of the yr. He is eligible to return in Week 4, and if he does, he’ll come again simply in time for an optimum matchup towards Atlanta. On the very least, he is value stashing in your bench, as Washington has didn’t develop any secondary broad receivers after Terry McLaurin.

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Derek Carr, QB, Raiders. Carr leads the NFL in passing yards and is the QB7 in fantasy this yr. He is put up these numbers towards the Ravens, Steelers, and Dolphins, too, so it isn’t as if he is been choosing on weak defenses. It is possible Carr will decelerate, however he nonetheless has the look of a possible starter going ahead. With extra favorable matchups on the horizon (@ Chargers, vs. Bears), Carr ought to no less than be playable the subsequent couple weeks. 

For extra waiver/free agent solutions, together with RB fill-ins Chuba Hubbard and Peyton Barber, WR3’s Hunter Renfrow and Emmanuel Sanders, and potential QB1’s Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater, take a look at our full Week 4 record.

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