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



If final week was largely quiet on the waivers entrance, you would hear a pin drop this week. Oh, positive, Chuba Hubbard will command a excessive waiver declare, however after him? You will have a bunch of third WRs (Hunter Renfrow, Emmanuel Sanders, Tim Patrick), a number of bubble QBs (Sam Darnold, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater), a couple of sleeper TEs (Dalton Schultz, Zach Ertz, Tyler Conklin), and an RB or two who may need a little bit flex worth (Peyton Barber, Zack Moss). All of those gamers might be among the many top Week 4 fantasy waiver wire pickups and free agent adds — with an emphasis on “free agent provides.” These are largely 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 list has much more of most of these gamers, together with the not too long ago reinstated Josh Gordon. Once more, these are largely free agent pickups, so do not get too excited. We do have some Week 4-specific streamers, together with a couple of QBs, a number of TEs, and a bunch of D/STs (which might be essential this week). You’ll find the streamer options on the end of the list. When 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 title is, you’ll be able to take a look at our Week 4 kicker rankings.

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Hubbard might be the one participant this week price 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 are but to come back. 

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Dalton Schultz, TE, Cowboys. Schultz was stable final yr whereas filling in for Blake Jarwin (knee), and lots of assumed whoever received 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 plenty of mouths to feed — and Michael Gallup (calf) might be again in some unspecified time in the future 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, at the very least in PPR leagues.

Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Most view Dallas Goedert because the unquestioned prime TE for Philadelphia, however to date this yr, he has 11 targets whereas Ertz has 10. After Ertz’s massive Monday evening — 4 catches, seven targets, 53 yards, TD — Ertz now has as many scores, too. Goedert continues to be enjoying extra snaps and an even bigger menace for yards, however, once more, with tight being a barren wasteland this yr, Ertz would possibly very properly be price selecting up as a free agent and enjoying in favorable matchups.

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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 fighting 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? Effectively, he picked the correct staff to strive with, as few offenses can match the Chiefs’ firepower and lack of a constant secondary large receiver. In fact, we all know TE Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill will stay the highest canine by way of targets, so Gordon must battle 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 price a free agent flier merely due to the scenario, however do not get your hopes up too excessive. Sadly, Gordon is way extra prone to disappoint than shock, so take into account any manufacturing from him a bonus.

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Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington. Samuel was a well-liked 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 price stashing in your bench, as Washington has didn’t develop any secondary large receivers after Terry McLaurin.

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 is not as if he is been selecting 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 at the very least be playable the following couple weeks. 

For added waiver/free agent options, 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 list.




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