Waiver Wire Adds For Week 4
Another week in the books, another week to check the waiver wire. The NFL season is a crazy place where anything can happen. We just saw some major upsets with the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills losing to the Indianapolis Colts and a rising team in the Miami Dolphins. My Dallas Cowboys even managed to win back-to-back games against the Cincinnati Bengals and the former undefeated New York Giants with key players out of the lineup and a backup quarterback in Cooper Rush.
I say all of this to say keep this in mind. The NFL is never set in stone so even if your fantasy teams are struggling right now, don’t give up. Regroup and make a new strategy heading into the new week. You’re only out of it if you decide to give up. With that being said, let’s see what we can get from waivers to help fantasy managers this time.
*Roster percentages via NFL Fantasy
Trevor Lawerence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 42.8% rostered
Trevor Lawerence has been really good to this point of the season. It’s almost night and day when you saw his rookie season begin under Urban Meyer just last year. Under Doug Pederson, Lawerence after three weeks of football is currently the QB10 on the season with 772 passing yards (ranked 13th), a 6:1 touchdown to interception ratio, while averaging 19 fantasy points per game. Lawerence does have a tough opponent as the Jaguars head to Philly to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 but Lawerence is still worth the add if you need him.
Jamaal Williams, RB, Detriot Lions – 32.2% rostered
D’Andre Swift is once again dealing with injuries in the “variety pack” of sorts. Already dealing with an ankle injury heading into Week 3, now Swift is dealing with a shoulder injury that’s expected to force him to miss even more time. That leaves Jamaal Williams as the lead back for the Detroit Lions until Swift returns. Williams was already seeing a significant role in the offense as the short-yardage/goal-line back, seeing a 38% snap share in the offense. Williams rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.
Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers – 4.6% rostered
Another injury situation that is moving a player up in the ranks is Romeo Doubs. With Sammy Watkins (no surprise there) and Christian Watson dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of the Week 3’s match-up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Doubs looks to step into a number one role for the Packers. Doubs showed a connection with Aaron Rodgers in Week 3 as he caught eight passes (on eight targets) for 73 yards and a touchdown. Doubs was second on the team in snap percentage with 88.7%. but beat “number one wide receiver” Allen Lazard (45) in yards.
Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders – 0.4% rostered
Mack Hollins took advantage of Hunter Renfrow (concussion) being out as Derek Carr looked his way for timely chunk plays. Hollins went ham sandwich against the Tennessee Titans, catching eight passes on 10 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown. Hollins may have carved his way into a more significant role even when Renfrow returns. In Week 2, Hollins played 58 snaps to Renfrow’s 46 and saw eight targets. Hollins is averaging 15.8 yards per reception so far this season.
Brian Robinson, RB, Washington Commanders – 42.7% rostered
Robinson should be a guy that is already being stashed on your fantasy team’s IR spot. Robinson is expected to return in Week 5 after being placed on the NFI list after being shot a week before the regular season. Robinson hasn’t suffered any setbacks per reports and looks to start off with a split in carries with Antonio Gibson. It could be a matter of time until he takes more off of Gibson’s plate as the season goes on.
Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 1.9% rostered
Edwards rostered percentage is a prime example of players not using their lineups to the best of their ability. Ravens running back Gus Edwards is expected to return from the PUP list in Week 5 barring any setbacks. If you have an IR spot, you should be stashing Edwards there until he’s ready to return. The Ravens’ rushing attack is sorely missing its top two stars in the backfield and with J.K. Dobbins recently returning, adding his fellow running mate would breathe life back into the Ravens’ rushing attack.
Greg Dortch, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 6.5% rostered
I made the mistake of not adding him to my waiver list last week but you can’t pass on Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Greg Dortch anymore. Dortch with four for four in Week 2 against the Las Vegas Raiders, with 55 yards and a touchdown. Then he followed it up with nine catches for 80 yards on 10 targets. With Rondale Moore out due to a hamstring injury, Dortch has been able to solidify himself as a starter in the Cardinals’ passing game. Not only that, despite playing fewer snaps than A.J. Green, Dortch has seen 10 more targets than Green so far this season, leading 23/13 between the two.