Week 3 ended with a surprisingly good divisional game between the Giants and Cowboys. Fantasy Football wise we learned that no one on the Giants besides Saquon Barkley is a viable starter. Especially, after WR Sterling Shepard was carted off the field with a non-contact knee injury. If you had Shepard on your roster, keep reading for the top Week 4 fantasy football waiver targets.
For Dallas, backup quarterback Cooper Rush has done well filling in, and Ceedee Lamb hasn’t taken a hit in production. Lamb finished with 8 catches for 87 yards and an amazing one-handed touchdown grab. Their backfield consists of Ezekiel Elliot and Tony Pollard. However, as each week passes, Pollard proves more and more that he should be getting the bulk of the touches.
NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Booms and Busts
|QB Lamar Jackon (BAL) |
218 Pass YDs, 107 Rush YDs, 5 Total TDs
|QB Russell Wilson (DEN) |
184 Pass YDs, 17 Rush YDs, 0 TDs
|RB Khalil Herbert (CHI) |
169 Total YDs, 2 TDs
|RB D’Andre Swift (DET) |
31 Rush YDs, 15 Rec. YDs
|RB Jamaal Williams (DET) |
107 Total YDs, 2 TDs
|RB Aaron Jones (GB) |
36 Rush YDs, 11 Rec. YDs, 1 Fumble
|WR DeVonta Smith (PHI) |
169 Rec. YDs, 1 TD
|RB Joe Mixon (CIN) |
24 Rush YDs, 14 Rec. YDs
|WR Mack Hollins (LV) |
158 Rec. YDs, 1 TD
|WR Justin Jefferson (MIN) |
3/6 Receptions 14 Total Yards
NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Trending and Injured Players
|QB Trevor Lawrence (JAX)||QB Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)|
|WR Chris Olave (NO)||RB Joe Mixon (CIN)|
|WR Romeo Doubs (GB)||RB Dalvin Cook (MIN)|
|WR Mack Hollins (LV)||RB D’Andre Swift (DET)|
|RB Jamaal Williams (DET)||RB David Montgomery (CHI)|
|RB Khalil Herbert (CHI)||WR Stefon Diggs (BUF)|
|RB Alexander Mattison (MIN)||WR Michael Thomas (NO)|
|TE David Njoku (CLE)||WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET)|
Top Week 4 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets
RB Jamaal Williams (DET) 44.3% owned (ESPN)
Williams had a monster week with 1st string running back D’Andre Swift limited because of a shoulder strain. But here’s the thing: Williams was getting the bulk of the goal line work, even when Swift was healthy.
Yesterday during a press conference, Coach Dan Campbell said it would be a good idea if Swift takes a week or two off to nurse his injury. This had Swift owners fuming. If he’s available in your league, put a claim in for Williams. He’s a solid Flex option at worst, and shoulder issues are nagging injuries that could sideline Swift throughout the year.
RB Khalil Herbert (CHI) 25.2% owned (ESPN)
On Sunday, the Bears coaching staff said that David Montgomery’s injuries were to his knee and ankle. But on Monday, Coach Matt Eberflus cleared the air when he stated it was an ankle injury and is considered day-to-day. Ankle injuries are tough to predict, and if it was enough to take Montgomery out of the game, it’d be surprising if he’s good-to-go on Sunday.
Herbert stepped in and filled the role with ease, putting up the best numbers of all running backs in the league. He finished the day with 157 rush yards, 12 receiving yds and 2 touchdowns. He looked so good on Sunday that its possible Montgomery’s starting role is in jeopardy. At the very least, the starting role on your fantasy team should be in question
RB Alexander Mattison (MIN) 37.1% owned (ESPN)
Dalvin Cook left the game with a shoulder injury on Sunday. He’s missed time in the last two seasons with the same injury and is why some people steered clear from him in the draft. Mattison has the least upside of the two previous running backs. However, he’s still a great option as a flex or RB2 if you’re in a deep league.
It was revealed that Cook dislocated his shoulder, and he’s listed as day to day. At the running back position where you’re taking hits every snap, he will miss more time this season.
WR Romeo Dobbs (GB) 16.1% owned (ESPN)
Through his first two games, rookie receiver Dobbs had been disappointing, but Sunday was his breakout game. In the first half, he had 8 catches, 76 yards receiving and a touchdown. Don’t be alarmed that he didn’t record a catch in the 2nd half. Tampa Bay’s defense had a 180-degree turn around and silenced the Packers offense completely. Following Sammy Watkins being added to the Injured Reserve and Christian Watson playing injured, his rapport with Rogers and fantasy stock are both on the rise.
QB Trevor Lawrence (JAX) 50.9% owned (ESPN)
Lawrence hasn’t succumbed to the infamous ‘Sophomore Slump’, if it’s possible he looks better than anyone expected. Clearly, he’s getting comfortable in the NFL now that Urban Meyer is out of Jacksonville. It’s early, but through 3 weeks, he’s the 10th ranked quarterback by ESPN. His receiving core was overhauled during the offseason and he’s athletic enough to make some plays with his legs. He’s not going to be a league-winner, but there’s literally a 50/50 chance he’s available, and he might be better than your current option.