2022 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Best Pickups For Week 4
Are you struggling in fantasy football? If you are, the waiver wire is the best place to pick up viable talent to help improve your team. Even if you are an established fantasy football veteran, you may be looking for waiver wire options. Especially, if you opted to pick up one of last week’s options like Sterling Shepard last week, who tore his ACL. Regardless of why you are here, there are plenty of viable waiver wire options this week.
All of the following waiver wire options are players that are rostered in less than half of ESPN leagues.
Khalil Herbert- 25.2%
Bears running back Khalil Herbert has long been one of the best sleeper running backs for the 2022 fantasy football season. On Sunday, David Montgomery got hurt and Herbert became the Bears’ RB1. In that role, Herbert finished with 20 attempts for 157 yards and two touchdowns. It is clear that Herbert has the talent to be a productive NFL running back the question is, will he continue to get carries? If Montgomery is out, the answer is yes. In that scenario, he should probably be in your starting lineup. If Montgomery is playing, Herbert will see fewer carries. At the same time, it is getting to the point where he will still be productive. The Bears need to get Herbert more involved, even when Montgomery is in the lineup. At the absolute minimum, you should be looking to snag Herbert off the waiver wire.
Jamaal Williams- 44.3%
Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams is the second running back that will benefit from an injured starter. D’Andre Swift was struck with another injury this past weekend. Swift now has a sprained ankle and an injured shoulder. It looks like he may be out until week six, but nothing official has been announced. With Swift sidelined, Williams ran the ball 20 times for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Williams is not supremely talented, but as the RB1 in a productive run-heavy offense he can put up fantasy points. With Swift injured, Williams should be in your lineup. When Swift returns, you may still be able to get production from Williams as he has gotten the majority of the goal line carries thus far. Regardless, Williams should not be on your league’s waiver wire.
Romeo Doubs- 16.2%
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs looked like a fantasy football breakout candidate heading into week one of the NFL season. It took until week three, but Doubs broke out. In week three, Doubs caught all eight of his targets for 73 yards and a touchdown. Doubs also saw a jump in offensive snap share. In weeks one and two he finished at 57% and 37%, respectively. He finished week three at 89%. The Packers recently placed Sammy Watkins on IR and Christian Watson has been dealing with an injury. This should help Doubs emerge as one of the best pass-catching options in Green Bay. Grab Doubs from the waiver wire now, before he becomes a hot commodity.
David Njoku- 32.8%
I was quite surprised to learn Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was available in two-thirds of fantasy leagues. The Browns did not make Njoku the fourth highest-paid tight end to not get him the ball. Njoku did not produce in weeks one or two, just four catches on six targets for 39 yards. That’s not good. The script was flipped in week three as he had nine catches on ten targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. It seems like Njoku’s true fantasy output will be someone in the middle of those outcomes. When fantasy playoffs come around, he should see a bump in value as Deshaun Watson will be back at quarterback. Needless to say, do not let Njoku sit on waivers.
Tyler Conklin- 11.5%
New York Jets tight end Tyler Conklin has been consistently successful in 2022. Through three weeks, Conklin has 24 targets for 18 catches, 140 yards, and a touchdown. That is nothing crazy, but he has been steady. In the snap share category, Conklin has looked good. His lowest offensive snap percentage was 79% in week three. He was over 90% in weeks one and two. If you play in a PPR, Conklin will be a far more appealing option. Even in non-PPR, tight ends have been hard to come by. Conklin is at least good enough to be rostered in your league.