2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4

Bruce Kluckhohn - USA Today Sports
Week 3 is almost in the rear-view mirror after tonights games, but here is an exhaustive list of players to consider for your waiver wire claims.  The bye-weeks starts next week and you have to be ready.

Check waiver wire, but shouldn't be there...

Joique Bell (RB, DET) - Reggie Bush was out and we don't know the extent of the injury, but if Bush misses any more time Bell is a must start.

DeAndre Hopkins (WR, HOU) - he should not still be on your waiver wire, but sometimes every squirrel finds a nut.  He is a solid WR to grab now.

Bernard Pierce (RB, BAL) - he should not be on your wire; he was recommended last week and will probably draw another start due to Ray Rice missing time.

Josh Gordon (WR, CLE) - hopefully you checked your waiver wire last week when he was recommended.  If you are lucky and he is still on the wire then count yourself as extremely lucky.

Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ) - with the injury to Chris Ivory, Powell carried the load and proved he can be solid.  Powell is a nice grab for the bye-weeks.

Alshon Jeffery (WR, CHI) - there is a possibility that Jeffery is on your waiver wire.  He is a bit up and down in production, but is a WR that can be used during the bye-weeks.

Must Grab

Pierre Thomas (RB, NO) - Ingram appears to be unhappy and is now playing behind Thomas.  Thomas is a must grab on a solid offense and he also will catch passes.

Aaron Dobson (WR, NE) - he is coming along and a WR on a Patriots offense and is someone to strongly consider.  He has made my list every week and at this point he can not be ignored.

Mike Williams (WR, TB) - Vincent Jackson has a rib injury and Mike Williams will benefit in a big way if VJax misses time.  PPR league owners should consider Williams and he has TD upside.  He is a fine receiver but his weekly production is capped for sure.

Ryan Broyles (WR, DET) - Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car accident so Broyles is now the starting WR opposite Calvin.  He will be a PPR monster and should be owned.


Fred Jackson (RB, BUF) - still can be found on waiver wires, but his production is capped.  He is a must grab for all Spiller owners if he is still available.

Sidney Rice (WR, SEA) - finally had a solid week, he is a stout WR and if he can just get with the program he will be solid.  He is a nice bench stash.

Willis McGahee (RB, CLE) - coming back from retirement to play for the open slot from Trent Richardson.  He will emerge as the lead RB on Cleveland so he is worth the grab for sure.

Kendall Wright (WR, TEN) - he just keeps putting up usable numbers for PPR league owners.  He has TD upside and is strongly worth considering for bye-weeks.

Mike Williams (WR, TB) - PPR league owners should consider Williams and he has TD upside.  He is a fine receiver but his weekly production is capped for sure.

Jason Snelling (RB, ATL) -  Snelling is a solid RB in PPR leagues.  He has TD upside and is also getting carries on the ground.

Danny Woodhead (RB, SD) - if you are in a PPR league you can not ignore the sheer number of receptions Woodhead can bring in.  He is for PPR league owners only.

Justin Blackmon (WR, JAX) - unfortunately for Blackmon the Jags offense has been pretty weak.  Take a look at what Cecil Shorts did in garbage time of the Week 3 game.  Blackmon has the talent and should be stashed now.

Jason Avant (WR, PHI) - this site was probably the only one you heard about Jason Avant last week and we also spoke about him on our weekly show.  He is a bye week filler and the WR2 in Philly.

Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) - tough matchup for NYG again this last week, but the Giants will find a way to bounce back and Randle will be a piece of the puzzle.

Isaiah Pead (RB, StL) - Daryl Richardson misses the game due to injury but Pead was not effective at all.  He is worth a bench spot in deep leagues, but give Pead time to develop.

Brian Hoyer (QB, CLE) - not sure lightning can strike twice, but he looks like he can throw just as many TD's as interceptions.  He has huge targets to throw to and the running game is not solid.  Two QB leagues only apply at this point.

Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR, IND) - did an impatient owner drop Heyward.  Colts love to throw the ball and their receivers make solid bye week starts.

Stephen Hill (WR, NYJ) - he is just a huge target for Geno, and he is putting up usable fantasy numbers.  He feels risky to play, but he is safer than you may think.

Felix Jones (RB, PIT) - Starting RB until Bell returns, but he has not shown any flashes of brillance, but he is a starting RB for now.

Johnathan Franklin (RB, GB) - going into a bye week next week and Lacy as well as Starks will return.  Hard to see him getting a starting role, but had a great week this week.  Can only be on the watch list due to Lacy and Starks coming back.


Nate Washington (WR, TEN) - Kenny Britt is just not going to be effective and Washington has the ability.  He had a ton of catches this week, but he is going to be unreliable, but has the upside to make him a strong consideration.

Santonio Holmes (WR, NYJ) - Holmes is starting to produce usable numbers weekly and is worth monitoring.

Santana Moss (WR, WAS) - not a spring chicken anymore but is drawing targets from RGIII so keep an eye on him.

Mohamed Sanu (WR, CIN) - worth watching as Dalton loves to spread it to his WR2 if you look at Dalton's history.  The issue is Sanu will not be consistent, but could be a bye week filler.

Donnie Avery (WR, KC) - not extremely excited about any KC WR, but he has a stout game and is worth watching.

Devone Bess (WR, CLE) - I am personally a Bess fan as I think he is super talented but only worth watching for PPR leagues.

Brandon LaFell and Ted Gin Jr (WR, CAR) - hard to start Carolina receivers other than Steve Smith, but both of these players need to be watched.

Cordarelle Patterson (WR, MIN) - this kid is going to be special, but is still needing time to develop.  Keep a close eye on him.

Alfonso Smith (RB, ARZ) - showed flashes of talent but plays at the RB3 behind Ellington.

Jonathan Dwyer (RB, PIT) - he runs behind Felix Jones and is worth watching as he plays during passing downs.

Dallas Clark (TE, BAL) - continues to catch four catches a week or so, but has TD upside and is only a bye week filler at best right now.

Andre Ellington (RB, ARZ) - if something were to happen to Mendenhall then Ellington will get the workload.  Each week he is taking more and more snaps.

LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden (NE, RB) - NE is running a RBBC and is a situation to be avoided unless you are truly desperate.

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