Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Wishlist - Week 4 (2023)
It’s hard to follow the infamous Week 2 Waiver Wire Wishlist. That was the case with the results of our Week 3 suggestions. This is typically the case each and every year as the Week 2 waiver wire is oftentimes the most lucrative. With that being said, there is still value to be had on the waiver wire each and every week. Let's get into our Week 4 suggestions!
Each week, I will develop a list of must add targets for fantasy football leagues. My goal is to keep each suggestion under 40-percent owned in Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. At least one of my suggestions will be owned in less than 10-percent of Yahoo and/or ESPN leagues. I will also strive to have at least one player per position (QB, WR, RB and TE.)
Week 3 Results
Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) - N/a
Roschon Johnson (Chicago Bears) - 6.9 Points
Justice Hill (Baltimore Ravens) - Out
Jerome Ford (Cleveland Browns) - 19.1 Points
Matt Brieda (New York Giants) - 10.8 Points
Tutu Atwell (Los Angeles Rams) - N/a
Josh Reynolds (Detroit Lions) - 0 Points
Zach Ertz (Arizona Cardinals) - 3.6 Points
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Week 4 Suggestions
C.J. Stroud (Houston Texans) - Owned in 20% of Yahoo and 11.2% of ESPN Leagues
Stroud has quickly become one of the highest volume quarterbacks in all of fantasy football. Through three games on the season he has totaled 906 passing yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Although his schedule has been rather easy up to this point, you can’t ignore what he’s doing in Houston even without the presence of quality weapons. He gets the Steelers and Falcons before facing a tough Saints’ defense prior to the Texans’ bye week. If you’re in the market for a quarterback, Stroud is currently a top 15 option and is available in four-fifths of Yahoo leagues.
De’Von Achane (Miami Dolphins) - Owned in 41% of Yahoo and 16.1% of ESPN Leagues
Time to back those FAAB Brinks trucks up! Achane had a game for the ages as the Miami Dolphins stomped the Denver Broncos. Achane carried the ball 18 times for 203 yards and two touchdowns while catching all four of his targets for 30 yards and two touchdowns. This Dolphins’ offense is firing on all cylinders and you want to get as many pieces of them as you can get.
Roschon Johnson (Chicago Bears) - Owned in 48% of Yahoo and 33.4% of ESPN Leagues
This Chicago Bears team is god awful and the lone bright spot has to be Johnson. He’s the team’s best receiving back and you could make an argument that he’s the best receiver on the entire team. The numbers for Johnson don’t jump off the page at you, but as this team continues to blunder, someone has to shoulder the workload and that will be Johnson. He has 11 targets on the season and ten receptions. He’s worth a roster spot.
Ezekiell Elliott (New England Patriots) - Owned in 43% of Yahoo and 46.8% of ESPN Leagues
I know he’s owned in more than 40-percent of leagues but he’s close enough that he demands attention. Elliott was a popular drop candidate after the Patriots limited him in Week 2 to get him back to game shape. That seemed to have done the trick as he ran the ball 16 times for 80 yards while catching his one target. He did this against a good Jets’ defense as well. If he’s still available in your league, he’s a must add in my opinion.
Melvin Gordon (Baltimore Ravens) - Owned in 1% of Yahoo and 1.3% of ESPN Leagues
If this was five years ago, seeing Elliott and Gordon on the waiver wire would have been unheard of but here we are. Gordon has found himself the potential lead back for the Baltimore Ravens after the team has lost J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to injuries. Gordon carried the ball ten times in the Ravens’ Week 3 loss to the Colts while catching both of his targets.
Tank Dell (Houston Texans) - Owned in 32% of Yahoo and 23.3% of ESPN Leagues
As I included C.J. Stroud in this article, I have to include what has become his favorite target. He caught five of his seven targets for 145 yards and a touchdown in last week’s victory over the Jaguars. In Week 2 he caught seven of his ten targets for 72 yards and a touchdown. Stroud has this offense looking somewhat decent so it’s time to buy in.
Quentin Johnston (Los Angeles Chargers) - Owned in 32% of Yahoo and 46.2% of ESPN Leagues
The Chargers have lost Mike Williams to a season ending ACL tear. This promotes Johnston on the depth chart and target shares. We haven’t seen much out of Johnston thus far this season as the Chargers have been attempting to ease him into things as he was one of the more raw prospects out this past draft. Only time will tell if he can step up for this Chargers’ team but this is still an offense I want parts of.
Romeo Doubs (Green Bay Packers) - Owned in 42% of Yahoo and 27.1% of ESPN Leagues
Doubs played Week 3 to the tune of a 97 snap percentage for the Green Bay Packers. That was far-and-away the highest by any Packers’ receiver. He saw 12 targets in that Week 3 victory of the Saints, catching five of them for 73 yards and a score. He now has three touchdowns on the season. He’s quickly becoming Jordan Love’s go to guy. Can’t deny that.
Jake Ferguson (Dallas Cowboys) - Owned in 41% of Yahoo and 19.8% of ESPN Leagues
When it comes to waiver wire tight-ends, for the most part, they are all touchdown dependent. So when we can find a guy who has seen seven targets in two of his first three games, we have to go with it. Ferguson caught five of his seven targets a week ago for 48 yards.