Waiver Wire Week 4:
Walking into week 4, it doesn’t matter if you’re 3-0, 2-1, 1-2, or 0-3…it’s time to put the pedal to the metal. This is when contenders separate from pretenders and you are a contender! Time to dominate the wire, Here. We. Go.
Ryan Fitzpatrick- After a disastrous week 1 against New England, Fitzpatrick has been flexing that magic. Over 25 fantasy points in his last 2 outings. And this week, boy does he get an early Halloween treat. Seattle. Not the Legion of Boom of old. Each QB they’ve faced this season has scored multiple touchdowns and tossed for over 395 yards.
Brian Hill- Hill is starting to creep in to that Gurley workload. After a 21 carry week, in week 2, Gurley only toted the rock 14 times, and Hill spelled him for 9 carries. But more important than the workload is the eye test. And my eyes tell me, Hill is the more explosive back (evident in his 35 yard touchdown against the Bears). Watch out, this job could be his in short order.
Andy Isabella- Both Nuk Hopkins and Christian Kirk find themselves with the dreaded Questionable tag going into this grade-A matchup with the Panthers, who give up 380+ pass yards per game. Isabella is already one of Murray’s favorite targets, he’s 2nd on the team in receiving yards and has a real opportunity to explode with or without Hopkins in the lineup.
Isaiah Ford- Fantasy folks will be firing up Davante Parker and Preston Williams left and right this week, as they should, but don’t sleep on the #3 wideout in the Phins offense. The Seahawks struggle against slot receivers…well, actually, they struggle against all receivers. Get his, Seattle has given up 1,146 yards to the wide receiver position this season, ranking deadlast in the NFL…and the next closest team in that department, is in the 700’s. Translation, play all the Dolphins.
Robert Tonyan- Big Bob as he’s affectionately known as in the upper Midwest. The Packers are all kinds of banged up, and Rodgers favorite non-Aaron Jones red-zone targets are all out of the lineup. No Adams, no Lazard. That leave room for a target uptick for the one and only, Robert Tonyan. 16 ppr fantasy points last week vs New Orelans, let’s hope there’s more where that came from on Monday night.
Texans- Let’s be honest, finding a good defense on the waiver wire can be as tough as finding that missing sock from your laundry pile, but don’t fret, we’ve got a good option here for ya. Houston is desperate for a win, they’re at home, and they’re going up against a QB who hasn’t exactly lit it up this year. In fact, in the other AFC South matchup the Vikings had this year (@ Indy), Cousins threw for just 113 yards and tossed 3 INT’s. The Vikings have also allowed the second-highest pressure rate to opposing defenses this season (31%).