Week 4 Waiver Wire Rundown

Travis Kelce
Kelce has had 3 solid games to start the season and with Dennis Pitta going down for the year and Orange Julius on a bye, there will likely be some people needing a tight end this week. Kelce gets my top waiver vote this week if you’re one of those in need of some tight end help.

Lorenzo Taliaferro
I think Pierce keeps his job when he comes back, but he will probably be on a short leash which would provide Taliaferro the opportunity to seize control of the job. Forsett is still in the picture, so this is a tough situation to figure out.

Allen Robinson
I loved seeing Robinson’s targets increase as soon as Bortles was under center. With Bortles now starting, I love Robinson’s upside. Cecil Shorts is still a factor and Allen Hurns is the deep threat, but if you think Shorts will stay healthy then you’re probably an eternal optimist. Marqise Lee has been disappointing and I’m not sure he factors in to the picture much once he’s healthy; the coaches has been critical of his ability to learn the playbook and get up to speed.

Jordan Matthews
If you take away Matthews’ 2 touchdowns last week, he had a poor man’s Julian Edelman stat line. His first 2 weeks were worse than pedestrian, but he’s still worth an add for the potential upside. I just wouldn’t get too carried away here based on a single 2 touchdown game; remember Eddie Royal last year?

Jeremy Kerley
As long as Eric Decker is missing time, Kerley is worthy of consideration. If Decker’s out there and healthy, I’d pass.

Owen Daniels
With Pitta out, Daniels has a chance to produce. He’s familiar with the system, but the coaches have also said they’re going to take a tight end by committee approach.

Blake Bortles
Bortles is finally starting in Jacksonville. Their defense has proven to be far worse than expected so far which is great news for fantasy from the offensive perspective because it means plenty of throwing in garbage time. This is also why I like the potential upside of Allen Robinson.

Teddy Bridgewater
I think Bridgewater is in a better environment to succeed than Bortles, but he might not be playing from behind as often, or at least not with such a large margin of a deficit. If Bridgewater proves to be decent in Cassel’s absence, he could permanently secure the job.

Week 3 Waiver Wire Rundown

Josh Gordon
Still not owned as heavily as he should be. I’m keeping him on the list again this week. It’s very likely that Gordon will miss 10 games this year and be there for you during the playoff run. If your team is strong enough that you can burn a roster spot for the next 9 weeks, then you should definitely add him or hold onto him if you’re already a Gordon owner.

Knile Davis
If he’s available in your league, you have to add him. The Chiefs are being very cagey about Jamaal Charles’ high ankle sprain, but you can get first round production out of Davis while Charles is out.

Ahmad Bradshaw
I told you to add Bradshaw last week. He’s still not that heavily owned. Did you watch that game last night? Go get him now. Do terse sentences help get the point across?

Donald Brown
San Diego hasn’t run the ball that well this year, but Brown will now get a bigger share of the workload with Mathews out 4-6 weeks. I think Brown has a stronger probability of getting more of a workload than Khiry Robinson, but at the same time New Orleans has been able to move the ball really well on the ground because Drew Brees’ threat in the passing game opens up bigger running lanes. Mathews hasn’t had a lot of room to work with, so Brown’s production per touch may be less than Robinson’s. I probably would go with the volume over the talent, but both guys are close in my book.

Khiry Robinson
With Mark Ingram slated to miss a few weeks, Robinson and Pierre Thomas become the top rushing options in New Orleans. I expect Robinson to do most of his damage on the ground while Thomas continues to be the receiving threat out of the backfield. Because Ingram’s injury shouldn’t see him back too quickly, I think Robinson is a worthwhile addition to any team.

James Jones
Jones salvaged his week 1 with a late TD, but then exploded last week as he saw his targets increase. David Carr seems to have a rapport going with Jones, so I think he’s worth adding at this point.

Mohamed Sanu
Sanu will be the #1 option in Cincinnati until A.J. Green returns. The Bengals are on a bye week 4 which could help Green get back for week 5. I wouldn’t blow too much budget or burn too high a waiver on Sanu because there’s a chance he could only be a strong play for week 3 alone.