One quarter of the NFL season is in the books, and it appears that the Rams and Chiefs are fantasy goldmines, unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Goff, Gurley, Cooks, Woods, Kupp, Mahomes, Hunt, Hill, and Kelce have all been fantasy monsters through the early season from the only two undefeated teams thus far in the NFL. Matt Ryan has been in MVP form, Michael Thomas is a ball vacuum, and Melvin Gordon is proving to be as reliable a pass catcher as he is a rusher. If you have any of these players on your team, congratulations on your winning season.
However, if you’re struggling in fantasy mediocrity because you drafted LeVeon Bell or Leonard Fournette, fear not. There are plenty of options to look at on the waiver wire if your starters are on a bye or just not playing to their potential. Here is some solid advice on who to look for on the waiver wire before your week 5 matchup.
Top 10 Sleepers & Waiver Wire Pickups For Week 4
Trubisky has gone under the radar so far this season but has put up respectable numbers and can be used in the long run if your starting quarterback is putting up duds each week. He is on bye this week so he will be readily available on the waiver wire for a juicy matchup in week 6 against the Dolphins.
2. Taylor Gabriel
Much of his fantasy value can be attributed to the guy above, but Gabriel is quickly turning into a viable wr2 option before our very eyes. His days in Atlanta were spent in fantasy purgatory, but now that he can shine in Chicago, Gabriel has a high ceiling and is available in most leagues.
3. Nyheim Hines
It seems like the Colts have not had a real fantasy worthy running back since Edgerrin James. Hines, however, broke through in week 4 with his pass catching ability. The Colts have a committee in the backfield creating a situation where Hines, Marlon Mack, and Jordan Wilkins will each get their share. Hines showed that his hands separate him from the rest and can be useful in a PPR league.
4. Mike Davis
The Seahawks running situation is a losing one for all involved, but Davis lit up the stage in week 4. He is a decent option going forward as long as Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny remain on the injury report each week.
5. T.J Yeldon
It doesn’t appear that Leonard Fournette can stay healthy, making Yeldon an excellent pickup if you’re in need of a running back.
6. Keke Coutee
The Texans wr3 made a name for himself on Sunday, catching eleven balls for 109 yards. He is someone you can stash away to see if he has any real value going forward or if his performance was just a flash in the pan.
7. Corey Davis
Davis caught the game winning touchdown from Marcus Mariota. It is becoming apparent that Davis is the top dog in that offense and has gone under the radar so far this season. Grab him if he’s available.
8. Tyler Boyd
There is clearly room for fantasy points in AJ Green’s shadow because Boyd has had solid production thus far this season.
9. Aldrick Robinson
It is clear that Kirk Cousins is slinging the ball well enough for more than the Thielen-Diggs two-headed monster to feast. Robinson, a clear number three in that receiving corp, has strong value as a flex play for the coming weeks.
10. Donte Moncrief
The former Colt has produced good numbers on the Jaguars this season and is a great pick up if available.