2014 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

Timothy Ludwig - USA Today Sports
Week 4 is the first week of bye-weeks and you have to be prepared with your waiver wire selections. This has been the year of the waiver wire and you have to be working hard if you are going to win. Don't lose hope if you aren't winning yet; you can still make the play-offs if you turn it around and work the waiver wire hard.


Check Waiver Wire Again (Just in Case):

Ahmad Bradshaw (RB, NYG) - seriously he should not be on your waiver wire, but if he is then make some space for him. He is doing it all right now and as long as he is healthy he will be used.

Pierre Thomas (RB, NO) - shouldn't be out on any waiver wires, but he is in a solid offense and will get his work while Ingram is out on injury.

Lamar Miller (RB, MIA) - he shouldn't be out there but he is the lead back in Miami for the next three to five weeks while Moreno is out.

Brian Quick (WR, StL) - this kid is solid regardless of the QB; he has been on my list every week, hoping everyone has him that was able.

Knile Davis (RB, KC) - Jamaal Charles is most likely back next week, but Davis is still a nice stash at this point if Charles does miss any more time.

DeAngelo Williams (RB, CAR) - if Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert both miss time then DeAngelo will get the lion share of the work. He still may be out another week so keep a close eye on the injury news for Williams.  If DeAngelo is out for Week 4 then Darrin Reaves will be the starter.

Matt Asiata (RB, MIN) - he is clearly the lead back in the Vikings offense and is a solid RB to get you through bye weeks and injury spot starting. I have also seen him work really well when you are trading; you can package him with a less RB or WR and do a two for one trade to upgrade. The nice thing about Asiata is he is usuable for a while as Adrian Peterson is still working on his off-field issues.

Must Grab:

Bobby Rainey (RB, TB) - had two fumbles in the game on Thursday night but still should lead the RBBC. He is worth a pickup if you need a RB for the bye weeks.

Niles Paul (TE, WAS) - as long as Reed is out then Paul is the man; Cousins has no problem tossing him the ball and he is an end-zone target.

Kirk Cousins (QB, WAS) - I don't see Cousins going anywhere and he may be the QB from here on out. He is a solid spot starter at this point and a QB to target in your waivers. He is a top pick-up at QB.

Donald Brown (RB, SD) - with Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews both out, Donald Brown is the sole RB in SD. He is a solid pick-up. He is one of the top pick-ups of the week. He is a top grab because he will be usable for at least another three weeks.

Alfred Blue (RB, HOU) - a surprise that Arian Foster was out for Week 3, but not a surprise the Foster was going to be missing games this year. Foster misses games every year with an injury so if you need a RB look to Blue. He is only usable if/when Foster misses a game.

Lorenzo Taliaferro (RB, BAL) - he is highly stashable and looks to be super talented. Snag him now or never. He is legitimate and should overtake Bernard Pierce sometime this season.

Marvin Jones (WR, CIN) - he should be coming off suspension soon and the Bengals like to throw. Grab him now and stash him if you are able.

Delanie Walker (TE, TEN) - Walker is legit and if you are in a PPR league he is a must grab. He is a perfect spot-starter at this point.

Khiry Robinson (RB, NO) - as long as Ingram is out then Robinson will be getting carries; he really knows how to make people miss and he is in a high flying offense so he will get carries as well as garbage time carries.

Travis Kelce (TE, KC) - he is on this list every week and that won't stop as he is still available in many leagues. I prefer Delanie Walker at this point.

Spot Starter:

Darrin Reaves (RB, CAR) - Jonathan Stewart is out for a month, DeAngelo could be out for Week 4 and Tolbert is out as well.  If DeAngelo is not playing in Week 4 then Darrin Reaves will be the starting RB for the Panthers.  If you are in need of a RB then Reaves will be available to you.

Jordan Matthews (WR, PHI) - he went from can't hold onto the ball to Mr. End-Zone; he is totally boom or bust, but must be owned in all dynasty leagues. He is going to overtake Riley Cooper this year for sure.

Owen Daniels (TE, BAL) - wouldn't doubt Pitta to miss a good amount of time as he reinjured the same hip in a non-contact related injury. Owen Daniels has been a red-zone target for for Joe Flacco so if you are in TD only league looking for a TE then Daniels may be a good spot starter for you.

Teddy Bridgewater (QB, MIN) - he is going to be very up and down at this point, but if you are in a two QB league or desperate then stash Bridgewater while he gets the offense down. This will be the only time you will be able to grab him as Cassel will be done for the rest of the year. He has potential.

Justin Foresett (RB, BAL) - Bernard Pierce missed week 3 as well and Forsett was given the majority of the passing plays. He is also able to make receptions so if you are in a PPR league Foresett makes a nice injury fill-in.

Larry Donnell (TE, NYG) - I have seen enough to know Eli is going to pass to his TE and he works best as a PPR bye week or injury fill-in. His upside is capped but he gets enough looks to get you through the bye week.

Isaiah Crowell (RB, CLE) - he is going to fairly boom or bust so play with caution, but many people are looking for a RB and he is on the field and also getting red-zone work too.

Eddie Royal (WR, SD) - he makes it tough to like WR's on the Chargers; never know who will have a big day in San Diego. He is boom or bust weekly along with all Chargers TE's and WR's. Safest plays are RB and QB in SD.

Bishop Sankey (RB, TEN) - although Titans were being destroyed Bishop was able to play; he is a stash at this point.

John Brown (WR, WR) - people having been waiting on Brown to have a big game, but still at this point he is only for dynasty leagues or a stash, as we need to see this more consistently.

Allen Robinson (WR, JAX) - he had a ton of targets and Jacksonville will be throwing a ton as they always play from behind. He can get garbage time catches. Legarrett Blount (RB, PIT) - he had a great game this week but he is so boom or bust that he just can't be trusted in starting line-ups right now.

Steve Johnson (WR, SF) - it's hard to ignore a big game for him, but at the same time we need to see more before we even think about starting him. He can get solid work as long as Vernon Davis out. 

Watch:

Benny Cunningham (RB, StL) - as this point it's a full blown RBBC for the Rams so his upside is capped. There are much better RBs on the waiver wire right now due to the other RBs situation.

Austin Davis (QB, StL) - it's worth keeping an eye on him, but he did solid against a poor Dallas defense so don't get your hopes up.

Miles Austin (WR, CLE) - Austin is finding some productively, but he is hard to trust at this point, but still worth watching.

James Starks (RB, GB) - if anything were to happen to Lacy again then Starks will be the starter; only roster him if you are in a huge league and have extra space.

Blake Bortles (QB, JAX) - keep an eye on Bortles, but so far he is not getting it done with the Jaguars terrible offensive line.

Joe McKnight (RB, KC) - only somewhat relevant in PPR leagues as long as Jamaal Charles is out.

Andrew Quarless (TE, GB) - he is so unpredictable, so only if you are in a dire situation do you play Quarless. Good news is that he has a solid QB throwing his way.

Ladarius Green (TE, SD) - had a better week, but the changing of the guard is not in full effect so don't expect him to be the next big thing in SD while Gates is still around.

Mike Glennon (QB, TB) - honestly he isn't that bad of a QB and if he can get it going I don't see why Tampa Bay wouldn't make the switch. Luke McCown wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire.