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Waiver Wire Week 4: Fantasy Football 2022

Week four is completed, and we look towards week five now. This week we saw numerous injuries, such as Jonathan Taylor's high ankle sprain, Cordarrelle Patterson is on IR, and Javonte Williams is done for the season with a torn ACL. We saw the debut of Kenny Pickett and the victorious return of Zach Wilson. A lot to recap from this week, but it makes a very intriguing waiver wire. Running Backs Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons


With the news of Cordarrelle Patterson going on IR with a knee injury, Allgeier becomes the RB1 in Atlanta. His only other competition for touches, Damien Williams, is also on IR with a rib injury. The rookie out of BYU rushed ten times for 84 yards on Sunday adding a reception for 20 yards. With Patterson out, Allgeier becomes the top waiver add of the week, and a starting running back for a minimum of four weeks. Raheem Mostert, Miami Dolphins Raheem Mostert may not be readily available in your leagues, but if he is, he needs to be rostered. Mostert seems to be chipping away at taking the RB1 title in Miami. On Thursday night, he rushed 15 times for 69 yards and caught two of three targets for 12 yards. Mostert saw 15 rushes to Chase Edmonds five, indicating he seems to be shifting towards the favorite. Brian Robinson, Washington Commanders Brian Robinson is eligible to return off of IR this week. Before he went out on IR, he was the favorite to overtake Antonio Gibson as the top running back in Washington. If you want your chance at a potential long-term running back, Robinson is a sneaky good add, especially since he may fly under the radar on the waiver wire. Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Rachaad White saw his biggest workload on Sunday night. The rookie caught all five of his targets for 50 yards and rushed three times for six yards and a touchdown. He is the clear backup to Leonard Fournette and would be an immediate RB1 if Fournette were to miss any games. Mike Boone, Denver Broncos With the news of Javonte Williams' torn ACL, Mike Boone now becomes the backup to Melvin Gordon. He may have standalone value as Denver split Gordon and Javonte. With Melvin Gordon's fumbling issues, Mike Boone could work his way into more playing time. On Sunday, he rushed three times for 20 yards and added a reception for nine yards. The signing of Latavius Murray however, may complicate things. Latavius Murray, New Orleans Saints (Now Denver Broncos) A surprise Sunday morning start for Latavius Murray, he came through with 11 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown, adding a reception for eight yards. Murray has signed off the Saints practice squad to the Denver Broncos. He's an intriguing pickup if he gets more playing time. Wide Receivers George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers With the quarterback change in Pittsburgh, George Pickens fantasy stock seems to be going up. Against the Jets, he caught six of eight targets for 102 yards. Pickens is a physical receiver who looked very good on Sunday. Pickens needs to be rostered if he is somehow available on your waiver wire. He's seen 15 targets in two weeks. Alec Pierce, Indianapolis Colts


Every year I keep putting players on my waiver wire article until they're over-rostered. This year I feel like it's going to be Alec Pierce. The rookie has gotten better each week. On Sunday, he caught four of six targets for 80 yards. In his two games since returning from the concussion protocol, Pierce has seen eleven targets and over 140 yards receiving. He is one of my favorite up-and-coming targets right now. Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers Let me start by saying I don't expect him to be available. He is though only 46% rostered on ESPN, and he must be rostered if he is a free agent. Doubs and Allen Lazard are becoming the top two targets in Green Bay. Doubs caught five of eight passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win against New England. Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions Break up the Lions' offense! With numerous options this week, Josh Reynolds and TJ Hockenson had a big fantasy week. Reynolds caught seven of eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown. In his last two weeks, Reynolds has seen 18 targets and over 170 yards receiving. Even with players returning, Reynolds still plays as a flex option. Corey Davis, New York Jets Zach Wilson is back and found his favorite target from last season in clutch moments on Sunday. Elijah Moore and Garrett Wilson are the obvious stars in this offense, but Corey Davis has a rapport with Zach Wilson. Davis caught five of seven targets for 74 yards and a touchdown. Davis is a good addition to deeper leagues where you need a WR3. Last season when healthy, Davis was a popular target of Wilson, and so far it looks to be continuing. In week one he saw ten targets and remains an underrated part of this offense. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns


Donovan Peoples-Jones caught five of nine targets for 71 yards on Sunday. He didn't do many weeks two and three outside his eleven target week one but bounced back on Sunday. While inconsistent, if you need a deep league to add, Peoples-Jones provides the ceiling for a lower-end flex. Noah Brown, Dallas Cowboys Noah Brown has been putting up solid fantasy numbers all season, and was expected to see a dip with the return of Michael Gallup. Brown caught three of six targets for 61 yards. He still remains a part of this offense and offers low-end flex value. Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens With the news of Rashod Bateman's foot injury, Devin Duvernay has the chance to emerge as the Ravens WR1 in the event he misses any time. Duvernay caught four of five passes Sunday for 51 yards but could see an increase in volume if Bateman is out. Isaiah McKenzie/Khalil Shakir, Buffalo Bills I am putting Isaiah McKenzie and Khalil Shakir together as Jamison Crowder is done for the season, and Gabe Davis has been nursing an injury. McKenzie is in the concussion protocol, and if he cannot go next week, Shakir gets the nod as the next man up. If McKenzie is a go, he is worth a flier. He caught four of six passes for 21 yards and a touchdown against Baltimore. Nico Collins, Houston Texans The Texans may have some quarterback troubles right now, but Nico Collins has been improving each week. The second-year receiver caught three of five passes for 82 yards on Sunday. Collins is a good deep league add who could provide more value as the season progresses. Quarterbacks Jared Goff, Detroit Lions


The Lions' offense is very good. Goff, if somehow available, went 26 of 39 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns against Seattle. Goff has played his way into QB1 numbers, and he did this missing some of his top targets. Also, don't forget, he gets Jameson Williams back in a few weeks. It's uphill as of now for Detroit. Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh Steelers Kenny Pickett was looking to do what Baker Mayfield did to the Jets in 2018, only to fall short. Pickett was ten of 13 passing for 120 yards, two rushing touchdowns, and three interceptions. Pickett came in the second half and energized the offense. Pickett will continue to hold the starting job, and in Superflex leagues, should be rostered. Zach Wilson, New York Jets Zach Wilson did not look good through three quarters. Rust was there. He did catch a touchdown pass but threw two interceptions. In the fourth quarter he went 10 of 12 for 128 yards and a touchdown. He marched down the field and scored the winning touchdown with under ten seconds remaining. With the talent this offense has, Wilson is a solid QB2 right now going to play Miami. Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith is having a career year, and nobody saw it coming. Geno threw 23 of 30 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 49 yards rushing. With talent such as DK Metcalf to throw to, Geno has played his way into QB1 territory. He needs to be rostered in all Superflex formats. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts


Matt Ryan is hard to trust but will put up big numbers at times. On Sunday, he went 27 of 37 for 356 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan has Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce to throw to, and Pierce is beginning to emerge as a go-to target. Ryan is a sneaky good add in Superflex formats, and with bye weeks approaching, becomes a matchup-based replacement. Bailey Zappe, New England Patriots Who? Brian Hoyer left the game with an injury, and the Patriots turned to Bailey Zappe. He completed 10 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown. He almost defeated Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. While Mac Jones is out, Zappe is an intriguing deep league add for two-quarterback leagues. Cooper Rush, Dallas Cowboys We are likely getting another week or two out of Cooper Rush. Rush went 15 of 27 for 223 yards in Sunday's win. Rush has several good targets to throw to, and Jerry Jones doesn't seem to be in a rush to get Dak Prescott back until he is fully healthy. If you're playing Rush in Superflex, continue to play with confidence. Tight Ends

Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts


For those looking for streaming tight ends, Mo Alie-Cox had a good stat line. He caught all six of his targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns. While it could be a fluke, it's worth keeping an eye on if Matt Ryan continues to play at a high level.




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