Week 4 Waiver Wire

I figured I’d start this article out by doing a bit of rambling.

This week was crazy for me. Won in two leagues by a total of 3.6. Crazy, huh? Isn’t Fantasy Football great?!

This week I’ll be heading to Buffalo, NY to watch my Ravens take on the Buffalo Bills. I’ll be driving about 8 hours. I’ll be able to give a heads up to all CJ Spiller and Ray Rice owners as you’re hoping they’ll play and be effective.

Week 4 time. Bye weeks begin. Who to pick up?

 

QUARTERBACK

MUST ADD

1. Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

Owned in 2% of Yahoo! Leagues

Week 3 Stats: 321 passing yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs

Brandon Weeden who?

Brian Hoyer looked incredible!

In his second career start, Hoyer dazzled in the teams defeat over the Minnesota Vikings.

After trading Trent Richardson, we all thought the Browns who would be a laughing stock. Well, we thought wrong.

He makes every receiving option more relevant.

Though Head Coach Rob Chudzinski was non-committal about naming his starting QB for Week 4, it has to be Hoyer. He won them the game.

In week 4, Cleveland takes on the Bengals who shut Aaron Rodgers down, so for this week Hoyer may not be worth a play, but in future match-ups, he’s a great QB2/streaming option.

The man throws TDs.

2. Terrelle Pryor, Oakland Raiders

Owned in 20% of Yahoo! Leagues

Week 3 Stats: 281 passing yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 36 rushing yards

Welcome back to the Waiver wire piece, Terrelle.

Yes, he sustained a concussion towards the end of the game, but it appeared to be mild considering he actually played a play after that.

He looked really well against the Broncos. Throwing on the run, under pressure, making throws stepping up in the pocket. Looked very polished.

And oh yeah, he plays the Redskins Week 4.

 

AVOID

1. Geno Smith – Played well, but won’t be a starter unless in a deep league and need a bye week fill-in.

 

Running Back

MUST ADD

1. Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots

Owned in 3% of Yahoo! Leagues

Week 3 Stats: 3 carries, 51 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 49 receiving yards

Stevan Ridley owners, start sweating.

Brandon Bolden looks REALLY good.

Didn’t get many carries, but will sustain PPR value all year long.

2. Johnathan Franklin, Green Bay Packers

Owned in 10% of Yahoo! Leagues

Week 3 Stats: 13 carries, 103 rushing yards, 1 reception, 3 receiving yards

I said it coming in to this year – Franklin and Gio will be the best backs in this class.

In limited action, and after a James Starks injury, Franklin shined.

Unfortunately, his value is limited to a bench stash because the team has a bye, and Eddie Lacy should be back after the bye.

 

AVOID

1. Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos – Clearly a three-headed backfield. None can be trusted.

2. All Arizona Cardinals RBs – Way to unpredictable. Not a good trait in fantasy.

 

WIDE RECEIVER

MUST ADD

1. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

Owned in 6% of Yahoo! Leagues

Week 3 Stats: 3 receptions, 108 receiving yards, 1 TD

He’s purely a good athlete, and a great deep threat.

The Jets should be behind often this year, so Stephen Hill is a guy to keep an eye on.

Bench stash.

 

AVOID

1. Santonio Holmes, New York Jets – Fluke game. Played a lot against a back-up CB in Justin Rogers and he took advantage of him.

2. Ted Ginn Jr., Carolina Panthers – He’s the 4th receiving option. Run-first offense, and really only a home run hitter. Will not be consistent.

 

TIGHT END

MUST ADD

None to add this week.

 

TOP DEFENSES:

1. Kansas City Chiefs

2. Indianapolis Colts

3. Baltimore Ravens

 

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