2023 Fantasy Football Waiver Targets: Week 4
It is Monday which means it is time to check out the fantasy football waiver wire. As we head into Week 4, the waiver wire is stacked with high upside swings. If you are looking for safe plays, this is not the week for you. If you are trying to hit a grand slam, this is a good time to strike.
Make sure to check out the best targets from last week too. Those players have been popular additions, but are still worth an addition if they are available.
*All players are available in more than half of ESPN leagues.*
Miami Dolphins running back De’Von Achane had his coming out party in week three. The rookie running back finished with 212 rushing yards, four receptions for 30 yards and four total touchdowns. That is just a ridiculous stat line.
Achane was a great prospect coming out of Texas A&M. It was evident that he had the ability to make an immediate impact at the NFL level. It has not taken long to see that impact.
Achane has the skills and he is in a great position. The Miami offense is amazing and they do a great job of utilizing Achane. The rookie should get plenty of opportunities to make an impact as the season progresses. It looks like he is prepared to seize those opportunities.
If Achane is available in your league, he should be your biggest fantasy football waiver wire priority. In deep and competitive leagues, he is surely unavailable, but he is still widely available in more casual leagues. If Achane is available, make it a priority to get him on your roster.
Tank Dell 23.3%
Houston Texans receiver Tank Dell is the top receiver option on the waiver wire. The rookie is coming off a Week 3 performance that saw him catch five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown.
It looks the Texans will be a relevant team in terms of fantasy football. In part, that is because a lot of the team’s intriguing fantasy opinions could be added through the waiver wire. It also helps that they are putting points up on the board.
Dell was a solid waiver wire option last week; however, I was hesitant to include him as a potential option. In hindsight, that was a bad call, but I am much more confident in adding Dell now that we have seen some consistent production. On top of that, C.J. Stroud has looked good. Now, I am more confident in Dell and the Texans’ offense as a whole. The offensive line is still abysmal, but that has not stopped the Texans yet.
Marvin Mims– 8.6%
The Denver Broncos did not have many bright spots in their 70-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Wide receiver Marvin Mims was one of those few points of optimism.
Mims was a quality prospect and is already making an impact as a rookie. Mims has already shown big play potential. In week 2, Mins had a 60-yard touchdown catch. In week 3, he had a kick return touchdown. As the season progresses, Mims will likely make more big plays while his role in the offense continuously grows.
If you play in a best ball league (which you should), Mims is a great pick-up. I would hate to have to figure out when to start or sit Mims. It will be a pain. In a best ball league, his upside is worth much more value which makes him a much better fantasy football waiver wire target.
Quentin Johnston– 46.2%
Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Quentin Johnston is the definition of a homerun play. That has been the definition of Johnston’s career. As a prospect, he was overrated and should have been viewed as a wild card. Still, that wild card may be productive.
In three games, Johnston has done practically nothing. I am not mad about that, however. Johnston is a raw prospect. If he gets into a groove, he will be much more productive in the latter portion of the season. That will be beneficial come fantasy football playoff time.
Johnston will benefit from fellow receiver Mike Williams tearing his ACL. Williams’ injury will force Johnston and Josh Palmer into bigger roles. I prefer adding Johnston. In terms of skills, his prototype is more similar to Williams. That should help him fill his role more efficiently. Plus, as mentioned, he has more upside.
Tyjae Spears– 15.8%
Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears has quietly become an elite fantasy football handcuff. At this point, it is worth getting ahead of your league mates and adding the rookie back off the fantasy football waiver wire.
Spears entered the season as one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football. Spears’ stock has only grown since. In three games, Spears has outsnapped star running back Derrick Henry twice. It happened in week one and I chalked it up as a fluke, but Spears’ snap share is becoming a trend.
It should not be a surprise that Spears is finding success in the NFL. The Tulane product was an intriguing prospect. That said, at first glance, it is a surprise that he is taking snaps from Henry. Although, it makes sense. In comparison to Henry, Spears is a much better option in the passing game. That has allowed Spears to find the field in pass-heavy situations. The Titans have been playing from behind and have been forced to invoke a style of play. It seems like that will be a trend throughout the season.
I am not overly high on Spears producing right away. If Henry misses time, Spears will be a great fantasy option. From a strategic standpoint, if you can not get your hands on a highly desired player like Achane, Spears is a much cheaper alternative.
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