Fantasy Soccer Waiver Wire Watchlist for Week Four: Streaming Targets, Free Agent Sleepers are Myles Gaskin, Justin Herbert, and Keelan Cole
Just two weeks into the 2020 fantasy football season, some owners are already having to build their teams from scratch. The fantasy world has been turned on its head thanks to countless key player injuries in Week 2. Owners need to adapt quickly and find worthwhile streamers, sleepers, and new starters. At this point in the week, most of the week's "must-have pickups" have been packed, but before the week 3 waiver period, it's important to consider and consider potential free agent streamers for week 4 to grab them now, before your leaguemates join next week.
Granted, it's tough to drop players you trust, and at this point in the season you may have a lot of them. Still, it is important to project into the future. So if you're still holding onto a player who's infrequently starting and dealing with an injury, like Christian Kirk, it might make sense to ditch him to pick up a man like Jeff Wilson Jr. who is emerging as the new backcourt could be leaders for the 49ers.
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Yes, these steps are just educated guesses and will not always work. But when they exercise, these players can be great differentiators as you no longer have to claim a waiver or spend more in FAAB while sweating out the waiver process.
Even two weeks into the season, there are plenty of players on the waiver who can make a huge impact. It's good to approach pickups with a certain amount of skepticism, especially if a player is producing with a seemingly unsustainable clip, but it's also important to take a risk for calculated risks. For example, the Allen Lazards and Marquez Valdes of the world may not produce scantlings every week, but they are on a good offensive with a great quarterback and could score some points. Other players may have many opportunities to play games (like Mike Davis, Russell Gage, Adam Humphries) or just have good matchups ahead of them (like KJ Hamler and Michael Pittman Jr.).
Even if you don't want to take a step just yet, it is important to know who is out there. One of these guys will almost certainly come out with a solid performance in week 3 and end up being one of the top pickups for waivers in week 4. As always, if there's someone you like, don't hesitate to snap them up.
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Watchlist
As a reminder, this list was compiled in advance of Week 4, and looks forward to the players who could be waiver goals before the season kicks off in the coming weeks. If you have a roster to play with, you can take advantage of these options early on to overcome the waiver.
All of these players have a 50 percent stake in Yahoo unless otherwise stated.
WEEK 3 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 4 Waiver Wire Watchlist: Quarterback
Gardner Minshew, Jaguars (48 percent stake)
All Minshew has done to kick off the season is an average of 256 passes and three touchdowns per game while facing two solid defense division opponents (Colts, Titans). Minshew looked great, doesn't turn the ball around and should be a high-end QB2 and streaming option unless there is a regression. The Jaguars face a draining Bengali defense in week 4 so Minshew can work his way into – or at least get close to – the QB1 area in this matchup.
Baker Mayfield, Browns (46)
Mayfield often succeeds against teams that struggle to rush the passerby. Week 4 Mayfield faces a team of Cowboys that have only two sacks in two games this season. He can be a solid streamer and may have the chance to release another game that is over 250 yards and at least two TDs.
Justin Herbert, Chargers (12)
On his debut against the Chiefs, Herbert threw over 300 yards and scored a total of two touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground. He did very well considering he only found out minutes before the game that he was going to start. The chargers face the buccaneers in week 4 and the saints in week 5, but Herbert could be a great streamer on top of that as the chargers face off against the dolphins, jets, and jaguars for the next three weeks.
Jeff Driskel, Broncos (1)
Driskel may seem strange, but he's up against the Jets in week 4 in a short week. Driskel is mobile and the Jets have awarded QBs 11.5 Fantasy Points on the ground in two games this year. Driskel may be able to move into the QB2 area because he is upside down in a great matchup.
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Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch List: RB
Devonta Freeman (48) | Dion Lewis (32) | Wayne Gallman (5)
It is unclear how the Giants backcourt will play out after Saquon Barkley's knee injury. Freeman is the biggest name here but it just got signed by the team this week. Lewis is the group's veteran, while Gallman has been with the Giants the longest. It's everyone's guess, so don't hesitate to grab one of the available Giants backs and tuck them away until a pecking order is established.
Mike Davis (40)
If Christian McCaffrey (knee) goes out with an ankle sprain for at least three weeks (and likely longer), Davis will take the lead in Carolina. The only other option on the roster right now is Trenton Cannon who is more likely to get feedback. While Reggie Bonnafon was able to get the call from the exercise group, Davis sees most of the transmissions in the Panthers backcourt. He may not do well in a tough matchup with the Chargers this week, but he could be a low-end RB2 / volume flex game against the Cardinals and Falcons, respectively, in weeks 4 and 5.
Kerryon Johnson (37)
Detroit's rewind rotation is hard to figure out, but Johnson got the first five transfers in Week 2, turning them into 20 yards and a TD. All three of the team's top backs – Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and D & # 39; Andre Swift – have the chance to appear as backfield leaders, so everyone should be into fantasy squads. Feel free to come and collect Johnson if you are injured at the RB location.
Myles Gaskin (29)
This may surprise some, but Gaskin tops the dolphins in total porters (18) and express gardens (86). Jordan Howard may still be a TD Vulture (he has 13 carry places for 11 yards but two TDs), but Gaskin seems to be emerging as the best all-round RB on the team as he also has 10 catches a year. It may not be an exciting setback, but it can be viewed as a PPR flex game in certain matchups.
Damien Harris (25)
Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead averages 3.3 and 2.6 yards per carry for the Patriots, respectively. That won't change what should be a land dominant crime led by Cam Newton. Harris (hand) can be activated after week 3 outside of IR. If the Patriots choose to do so, he could quickly become the team's best RB between tackles. Harris had a great camp until a broken bone in his hand prevented him from starting the season. He could be a hot item on the waiver wire after Sunday's games. So try to pick him up before people realize he might be back soon.
La & # 39; Mical Perine (4)
Frank Gore did 21 carry against the 49ers in week 2. How long is it going to take? The Jets will at some point roll over on their younger back with Le & # 39; Veon Bell (knee) and most of their reception corps will be beaten up. Perine could see more work against the Colts in week 3 and work his way up to Flex territory in week 4 for a clash with the Broncos on Thursday night.
Jeff Wilson Jr. (3)
With Raheem Mostert (knee) and Tevin Coleman (knee) Jerick McKinnon is expected to take the lead for San Francisco. However, he has missed each of the last two seasons with knee injuries, so the 49ers could choose to give him a lighter than expected workload. The main beneficiary in this case will be Wilson Jr., who hit four times last year with only 27 transfers. He might have a chance to score against his next two opponents, the Giants and Eagles.
WEEK 3 PPR RANKING:
Quarterback | Run back | Wide receiver | Narrow end | D / ST | Kicker
Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch List: WR
Allen Lazard, Packers (46) | Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packer (37)
It's amazing that both Lazard and Valdes-Scantling are less than 50 percent owned. Sure, the Packers only had a few poor secondaries with the Vikings and the Lions, but both of them have been very productive and have a lot of TD advantage playing with a rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers. With a juicy matchup in week 4 against another weak secondary school, the Falcons, Lazard and MVS could both be top 36 WRs, depending on Davante Adams (thighs) health in particular.
Corey Davis, Titans (42) | Adam Humphries, Titans (3)
Even in week 1 when A.J. Brown played, Davis was Ryan Tannehill's preferred target. He has completed 13 goals and received at least 100 yards or a TD in each of his two games. It's a small sample size, but Davis has WR3 / Flex capability, especially if Brown (knee) continues to miss the time. Humphries (13 targets, 11 catches, 95 yards, 1 TD) is also a solid addition, especially in PPR formats.
Russell Gage, Falcons (38)
Gage has the second most frequent targets on the Falcon behind only Calvin Ridley, and he's made 15 catches for 160 yards and a TD a year. Julio Jones (thigh) is in question this week and may not be 100 percent if he plays, and that gives Gage even more opportunities to become a hot waiver wire pickup. Grab it now and trust it as a flexible game, considering the Hawks love to throw the ball on the offensive (and still have to throw a lot because they're often down).
N & # 39; Keal Harry, Patriots (36)
Harry emerges as Cam Newton's second most popular target with the Patriots, as evidenced by his 12-target, eight catch, and 72-yard performance against the Seahawks. Harry is the size (6-4) it takes to be a TD threat and can measure up to a few beatable secondaries in weeks 3 and 4, the Raiders and the Chiefs. He is dealing with an ankle injury, however, so keep an eye on that.
Golden Tate, Giants (36)
Tate was efficient on his first outing of the year, getting five passes for 47 yards. He also almost had a TD at the end of the Giants' week 2 loss to the Bears. Sterling Shepard (toe) is now out with Saquon Barkley (knee) so Tate should be in line for more goals.
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Preston Williams, Dolphins (33)
Williams may only have three catches a year for 67 yards, but it's not for lack of targets. He has seen 12 in total and should continue to be an important part of the Dolphins' roster. Mileage and TDs will be available soon, especially as the team competes against the Jaguars, Seahawks, and battered 49ers for consecutive weeks.
Keelan Cole, Jaguars (21) | Laviska Shenault, Jaguars (20)
Speaking of teams with cheap matchups: The Jaguars will face the Dolphins without Byron Jones on Thursday evening and then face the Bengals in week 4. Your passing game is already very efficient and should have a chance to get better. Cole leads the team on goals with 12 and TDs with two, while Shenault has a total of 15 touches (seven rushing, eight receiving) for 119 yards. Both of them have a considerable advantage considering how well Minshew has played so far, and DJ Chark's chest injury only makes them more attractive.
Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals (20)
At 37, Fitzgerald still sees plenty of goals as he hit 12 in his first two games. He should have a chance to get even more if Christian Kirk misses the time with a groin injury and plays his matchup in week 4 with a fighting Panthers defense.
Michael Pittman Jr., Colts (16)
Parris Campbell is on the IR after a knee injury, which should open up some chances for Pittman, the Colts' second-round pick. Thanks to a simple schedule of games against the Jets, Bears, Browns, Bengals and Lions in the coming weeks, he was able to make his way into the flex area.
Chase Claypool, Steelers (9)
Claypool doesn't get many targets, but he caught all five for 127 yards. This includes an 84 yard TD who demonstrated his explosive ability. If he earns more game time on a loaded Steelers Offensive, his unique combination of size and speed could make him a high-value threat.
KJ Hamler, Broncos (3)
With Courtland Sutton (knee), Hamler has the opportunity to earn more playing time on the Broncos offense, and he started his career in Week 2 with three catches 48 meters. It will be hard to trust Jeff Driskel at QB but a game against the Jets on Thursday night in week 4 could bring the fast second-round player to the stage in an impressive way.
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Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch List: TE
Logan Thomas, Washington (30)
In two games this season, Thomas is at the top of the Washington Football team with 17 goals and has picked up a TD. Given the team's lack of weapons, he should continue to see a large number of targets, making him a consistent, matchup-based streamer. He plays the Ravens in week 4 ahead of a nice stretch of four games against the Cowboys, Giants (twice) and Rams.
Jack Doyle, Colts (17) | Mo Alie-Cox (5)
We saw the top of the Colts' narrow end space last week when Alie-Cox led the team with five catches and 111 yards against the Vikings. Indy has a great schedule of games against Jets, Bears, Browns, Bengals and Lions so Alie-Cox can get started when you need a TE. And once Doyle (ankle) is healthy again, he should be a potential TE1 if he gets enough volume.
Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (14)
After Blake Jarwin (knee) was out for the season, Schultz became one of Dak Prescott's favorite targets against the Hawks. He collected nine catches for 88 yards and a TD for 10 targets. Schultz plays the Browns in week 4, with the team putting the most fantasy points per game in the close finishing position. Grab it now if you need a streamer for this contest.
Jordan Reed, 49er (12)
We're still waiting to see if George Kittle (knee) will return to the field in week 3. If not, Reed will kick off and have the chance to build on his two-TD performance from Week 2 onwards. Reed takes on the Eagles in Week 4, and they only let Tyler Higbee hit three times, so it might be worth hiding him just in case the 49ers decide to be extra careful with Kittle.
Drew Sample, Bengals (4)
With C.J. Uzomah (knee) for the season will be Sample Joe Burrow's new top TE target. So far, tight ends have soaked up 21 of Burrow's 94 targets, and Sample caught seven passes for 45 yards last week. Sample could be a PPR monster if Burrow keeps looking in his direction. So it's best to grab it before it really takes off.
Jordan Akins, Texan (3)
In week 1, Akins hit both targets for 39 yards and a TD. In Week 2, he caught all seven of his passes for 55 yards. The third-year player appears to be building a strong relationship with Deshaun Watson. So if he can continue to gain the trust of his QB, he may have enough volume to be relevant to the position.
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Week 4 Defense Streamers and Sleepers
Cardinals of Arizona (40) | 4th week opponent: @ Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles (38) | 4th week opponent: @ 49ers
Denver Broncos (36) | 4th week opponent: @ Jets
Seattle Seahawks (33) | 4th week opponent: @ Dolphins
It looks like the best streaming options available immediately in week 4 will be Street Teams. The Cardinals have the chance to face a Panthers offensive that could be one-dimensional without Christian McCaffrey. So rest assured that Chandler Jones is pressuring Teddy Bridgewater to make mistakes. The same goes for the Eagles, who will take on the injured 49ers who may start Nick Mullens back at quarterback. If Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) is healthy, Philadelphia might not be a recommended game, but when Mullens starts it should have some success.
The Broncos are one of the most intriguing streaming options on the board. Yes, they miss a few players on either side of the ball, but they are up against arguably the worst team in the NFL in a short week. This should be a win for them, especially considering the health of the Jets' top recipients (Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder).
Finally, the Seahawks round off the game against the Dolphins. Miami has some good guns, but Seattle is strong in the last seven and Ryan Fitzpatrick has a tendency to throw interceptions. This is a matchup if the Seahawks should be able to play a splash game or two.