Having a good fantasy draft sets a team up really well, but most of the time to win a fantasy football league, acquisitions need to be made during the season. Each week there are several players worth exploring on the waiver wire. Here are five players to add in fantasy football week 4. (Note: These are best used for standard scoring leagues. All players are owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues)
1. Wayne Gallman, RB, New York Giants
This move is all about opportunity. With Saquon Barkley out for four to eight weeks, Gallman will get the bulk of the work out of the backfield. In relief of Barkley, he had five carries for 13 yards. His game will need to step up, but he’ll be getting a lot of carries going forward.
Daniel Jones seemed to open up the offense a little bit for the Giants, so Gallman could improve with Jones over these next few weeks. The Giants also have a solid offensive line. Gallman is owned 1.2 percent of ESPN leagues.
2. D.J. Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Despite being the sixth-best receiver in fantasy through three weeks, Chark still isn’t owned in nearly enough leagues. On Thursday night, Chark hauled in four passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. His consistency through three games and between two different quarterbacks makes Chark a must-add.
With Gardner Minshew playing well, the offense could improve in the coming weeks. Chark has the potential to continue to put up numbers. He is owned in 41 percent of ESPN leagues.
3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers
After two games of mundane statlines, Valdes-Scantling came to life for the Packers in week 3. The young receiver had six catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. He is the 44th ranked receiver, but getting on the same page with Aaron Rodgers means that ranking could improve.
Rodgers hasn’t played his best football yet, but he seems to be improving each week. When he gets back to playing his best, MVS is a player to own. It is best to get ahead of the curve. MVS is owned in 49 percent of ESPN leagues.
4. Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay backfield can be hard to figure out. Ronald Jones and Peyton Barber split time, but this past week Jones had a big game. He rushed 80 yards and also added some receiving yards for 12 total fantasy points.
Tampa Bay’s offense played well against the Giants, which could get them back on track. If Jones keeps this up, he will start getting the majority of the carries out of the Buccaneer backfield. Jones is owned in 40.5 percent of leagues.
5. Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
He had a lackluster week 1, but Agholor has brought it the last two weeks. He had 16 fantasy points in week 2 and 15 in week 3. Even though he has had trouble with drops, but has had eight catches in each of the last two weeks.
He has received more targets with DeSean Jackson out, but Agholor is still worth a look on the waiver-wire. Just keep an eye out to potentially drop Agholor if his production falls when Jackson returns. He is owned in 45.9 percent of ESPN leagues.