Week 3 in the NFL was one of the craziest we’ve seen in a while. The Detroit Lions defeated the New England Patriots, the Bills handed the Vikings a surprising beat down, and the Cleveland Browns got their first win in almost two years. With such unusual victories and defeats in the NFL, it’s no surprise that there were some fantasy surprises as well.
Patrick Mahomes continues to play like a stud, Andrew Luck is not looking like the gunslinger of old, and Matt Ryan is back to putting up his MVP level stats.
At worst, your fantasy team is 0-3, no big deal. There’s still time to turn it around. And if you’re one of the lucky few who has remained atop the standings through these three weeks, its never too safe a bet to look to the waiver wire to replace a potential injury.
Let’s take a look at who may be available on the waiver wire to trade for to help your team get back on track.
Top 10 Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 4
1. Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill has looked good through the first three weeks, leading his team to victories in each of these contests. He’s not a bad fantasy option for Week 4 if you’re team has been bitten by the injury bug (Garoppolo) or your regular QB is on bye (Cam Newton or Alex Smith)
2. Calvin Ridley
Ridley had a breakout game in Week 3 against the Saints and stands to factor majorly into that high flying Falcons offense going forward. Of course, this wholly depends on which Matt Ryan shows up each week.
3. Josh Allen
The rookie quarterback has proven that his legs are just as good as his arm, making Allen a viable QB if you’re looking for a potential rushing option at the helm.
Cincinnati Bengals third-year receiver Tyler Boyd has stood out as the number two option in this pass-happy offense ahead of John Ross, making Boyd a solid flex play in dire circumstances.
5. Mike Williams
In the Rivers era, the Chargers have always seemed to be able to find good receivers and Williams is no exception. Mike Williams (not Tyrell) seems like a clear number two in an offense that relies on downfield action.
6. Baker Mayfield
Like Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield only makes sense in dire fantasy circumstances. Nevertheless, choosing to roll the dice with Mayfield in your lineup will only garner respect from the rest of your league.
7. OJ Howard
In the Bucs two Tight End system, OJ Howard and Cameron Brate are both seeming like decent options at tight end. In a year with very limited options at this position, Howard is worth taking a look.
8. Quincy Enunwa
Enunwa has become the clear number one in the Jets stifled offense, mostly gaining yards on screen passes from Jeremy Bates’ uncreative playbook. These screen passes, however, are great for a PPR league where Enunwa can be a solid flex play.
9. John Brown
Ravens receivers are notoriously bad for fantasy. John Harbaugh’s playbook uses a slew of WRs and RBs in different roles, making a clear number one hard to come by. Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead occupy big roles in the Ravens offense, but Brown has jumped out this season as the top producer. Start him with decent confidence.
10. Latavius Murray
His value, much like many other RB two’s, relies entirely on the health of his starter Dalvin Cook. If Cook can’t go in their Week 4 matchup against the Rams, Murray is a viable waiver wire pickup.