Your Fantasy Football Championship is never secured during the draft; your draft just builds a foundation that you work on polishing throughout the season. One of the easiest ways to make an impact to your roster is the waiver wire. Every Tuesday during the season I’ll be giving you two players by playmaking position that are currently owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. Without further ado, here’s your Week 4 waiver wire pickups.


Joe Flacco (8.2%) 

Joe Flacco is having an alright year so far currently sitting in the middle of the pack when it comes to positional ranking, he goes into Pittsburgh next week against a defense that simply can’t stop anything. Baltimore’s offense has thrown the ball pretty well this year and I’m expecting a high scoring game in Pittsburgh, therefore Flacco should be a good flex play for Week 4.


Baker Mayfield (6.8%) 

Baker Mayfield came in on Thursday night replacing an injured Tyrod Taylor and it was like a shot of adrenaline to the Browns offense. It was clearly noticeable that the team is willing to play for Mayfield. Solid weapons around him plus a cushy matchup next week against Oakland on a long rest makes Mayfield an interesting play in Week 4.

Running backs:

Tavon Austin (7.5%) 

One of the more interesting players in Fantasy Football this season because he has dual eligibility (RB, WR). He’s being used in the passing game as a WR in Dallas but is able to placed in your RB slot, posting back to back double digit games and playing against Lion’s defense that has shown holes. Tavon Austin is a player to keep your eye on.



Chris Ivory (5.1%) 

Chris Ivory was the beneficiary of an injury in Week 3 as LeSean McCoy didn’t play if McCoy is healthy Ivory is no more than a TD hopeful flex play, but if Ivory is forced into starting again, Buffalo is willing to give him the rock as he got 20 carries in Week 3. Ivory is a person to keep an eye on, especially if McCoy is going to be out multiple weeks.

Wide Receivers:

Calvin Ridley (40.8%) 

Welcome to the NFL Calvin Ridley. After a dud of a performance in Week 1 that didn’t see him catch a single ball, he had a good game in Week 2 with 16.7 points and completely knocked the door down in Week 3 catching 7 passes for 146 yards and 3 TD’s for a massive 40.5 point performance. While that isn’t going to happen every week, he’s proven he can be counted upon to get in the end zone, something that Atlanta has been missing.



Tyler Boyd (23.7%) 

While many people expected John Ross to take advantage of the opportunity presented due to the Bengals getting rid of Brandon LaFell, it’s actually been Tyler Boyd that has taken advantage of the extra work. Boyd now has back to back 20 point games, catching six passes in both of them and should be a big part of the Bengals offense going forward.

Tight Ends:

Dallas Goedert (1.9%) 

The Tight End position is a beautiful position in football, all it takes is one good week to be put on the fantasy radar. We see that this week in Dallas Goedert who brought in 7 catches for 73 yards and a TD against the Colts. Yes, he’s playing behind Zach Ertz, but the Eagles like to use multiple tight ends in their offense so expect Goedert to play an important role going forward.



Benjamin Watson (29.2%) 

Benjamin Watson saw 5 catches for 71 yards in Week 3 against Atlanta and has now put up 8+ points twice in three weeks, he’s a low-tier TE2 but he’s in one of the best offenses in the league so he will get you points on a week to week basis, something that can’t be said about many tight ends in the league.


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Waiver Wire Additions: Week 4
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