NFL Fantasy Waiver Wire Adds for Week 4

We are into Week 4 and some people are already in desperation mode. The Bucs offense has let you down or injuries are plaguing your team. Well the Villain has the medicine that your fantasy team needs. I'll break down some deep fantasy adds that may prove useful down the line.

Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
55% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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If Alexander Mattison is available in your leagues, you’d better scoop him today if you can. He’s over 50% rostered in most leagues because of his strong play in 2021 as a backup. Dalvin Cook is juried once again with a dislocated shoulder. I haven’t heard if it’s going to keep him out long term, I’m betting he’ll miss Week 4.

Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
3% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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Mack Hollins was not on my radar and has come out of nowhere to be a solid waiver add. He’s playing in over 80% of offensive snaps for the Raiders. His production has trended positively week to week: 1 catch for 16 yard in Week 1, 5 catches for 66 yards in Week 2 and 8 catches for 158 yards in Week 3. Now the loss of Hunter Renfrow played a big part in his numbers increasing, but you must ride the hot hand. For deep leagues, he’s a good pick up and a likely steal in smaller/daily leagues.

Noah Brown, WR, Dallas Cowboys
20% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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So I missed on Michael Gallup this week because he wasn’t ready to come off the IR. Enter Noah Brown, who was a WR3 against the Giants on Monday Night. In Week 1, he caught 5 passes for 68 yards, 5 catches for 91 yards with a TD in Week 2 and 5 catches for 54 yards on Monday Night. Cooper Rush has a solid connection with Brown, and with the running game performing well in Dallas, Brown can run free in the middle of the field. He’s not a starter, but if you are desperate for 8-10 points in PPR, he’s not a terrible choice with the Commanders coming to town.

Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers
27% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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The Packers have been looking for a WR2 to pair with Allen Lazard, especially with Sammy Watkins not able to go last week. But the injuries of Watkins and rookie Christian Watson gave Doubs some extra targets, and he took advantage of it. In Week 3, Doubs grabbed all 8 of his targets for 73 yards and a TD. It’s all about earning Aaron Rodgers’ trust and catching all 8 targets will see you in the lineup regardless of who’s healthy. He’s a must add and a solid flex option against a Patriots defense that’s giving up 23 points per game and 4 passing touchdowns to Lamar Jackson.

Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
11% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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Doug Pederson has done wonders to bring this team out of the Urban Meyer hell. Trevor Lawrence and the Jags are a pass first team, so their receivers are good fantasy options. Christian Kirk is the WR1, but Zay Jones is showing he’s the WR2 that should be your flex option. In Week 1, Jones had 6 catches for 65 yards, but had a bad Week 2 (3 catches for 23 yards). But in Week 3, Jones caught 10 passes for 85 yards and one touchdown. I’m rolling the rice on Jones even with a tough matchup against the Eagles. Kirk will get a lot of attention and Jones should be able to cash in.

Marcus Mariota, QB, Atlanta Falcons
22% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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Marcus Mariota will not wow you with his stats, but he’s a poor man’s Lamar Jackson that can get you 15-20 points while your QB1 is on a bye. He is a dual threat QB that is a threat to rush for a TD before he throws for one. And in more leagues, rushing TDs count for 6 points rather than 4 points for a passing TD. Mariota may not be the best passer in the league, he’s averaging 213 passing yards per game and has thrown only 3 TDs so far. But he’s got 2 rushing TDs and ran for 72 yards in Week 1.

Evan Engram, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
26% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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As a Giants fan, I’ve been burned in real life and in fantasy by Evan Engram. He’s just not going to reach his full potential in this league. But as I always say, TE is such a tough position to account for weekly, you can roll the dice and hope Engram nets you 5-7 points a week. The two things he has going for him is he’s in a pass friendly offense and he averages 6 targets per game. One day, he’ll take advantage of it too (insert eye roll).

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets
22% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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Conklin is another TE to keep your eye on. He’s seen 24 targets (8 per game), 18 catches (6 per game), and 140 yards (47 per game). You put those numbers together and that is a 7-8 point per game player. His catches have increased week to week which means his workload and dependability is increasing for the Jets. If you need a backup TE for one week, you can’t do much worse than Conklin. When the WRs get healthy for the Jets, you’ll need to fade Conklin, but for now ride it out.

New York Giants Defense
12% rostered according to Yahoo Sports

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What would my fantasy insights be without my New York Giants bias but hear me out on this. The Giants are hosting the Bears in Week 4, and this will not be a high scoring game. The Giants have limited better offenses to under 20 points per game (Titans, Panthers and Cowboys). The Bears are in the bottom 15 in points per game at 17 points. The Bears are still trying to figure out their offense line around Justin Fields, this could be a 7–9-point swing to spot start for Week 4. I would use this defense in daily fantasy with confidence.

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