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Fantasy football: Players to add for week 4

Four weeks into the fantasy football season and most teams are still in contention to win their leagues. Any good champion will need to go to the waiver wire to acquire players to make their team even better. Here are the best players to add for week 4. (All stats and rankings are for standard scoring)

Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

Williams exploded onto the scene this week with 20 fantasy points. The Chargers seem like they intend to use him frequently. He has three touchdowns on the season and has not yet had a game of below eight points. Williams ranks third on the team with 15 targets through the first three weeks.

The Chargers offense will use Williams as a red zone target for the remainder of the season. He is putting up points outside of the touchdowns, so he is a valuable player to have on any fantasy roster. He is currently owned in 33.1% of leagues on ESPN, making him widely available.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have been looking for a number two receiver to pair with A.J. Green for years and may have found their man in Tyler Boyd. He is currently ranked 12th among fantasy receivers and has had two solid weeks in a row.

In each of the last two weeks, he has six catches and a touchdown. He has been targeted 21 times, which is just four less than A.J.Green. Green is questionable for this week after getting injured in week 3, so Boyd could see even more action. He is owned in just 24% of ESPN leagues.

Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers

Week 4 waiver wire pickups
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Allison is fourth on the Packers in targets, but has been productive. He leads the team in receiving yards with 209 and has two touchdowns so far this season. With three plays of over 20 yards, Allison also leads the team in that category.

He will be productive all season with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback and is already ranked 25th for wide receivers, so it is best to pick him up while he is still available. Allison is available in 65.7% of ESPN leagues

Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fitzmagic has transferred to his targets. Godwin has a touchdown in every game so far and is touchdown-dependent for his value. He does rank second on the team in targets with 20, but he lacks the big play value of Desean Jackson or Mike Evans.

Godwin is worth a pickup while Fitzpatrick is still hot. The second-year receiver is owned in 37.7% of leagues and at the very least can be picked up and traded if he can keep his hot streak up.

John Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens

Brown has only caught 12 of his 23 targets, but has been extremely productive so far this season. He currently ranks as the 18th best fantasy receiver and has 202 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In the Ravens offense, Brown will be continued to be used by Joe Flacco on shots downfield, which makes him a boom or bust prospect down the line.

Flacco seems to like targeting him, and Michael Crabtree, so his value and ranking shouldn’t drop too much as the season progresses. Brown is available in over half of ESPN leagues and can be a spot starter for almost any fantasy team.

Javorius Allen, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Week 4 wire pickups
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Owners of Alex Collins have to be furious with the Ravens’ usage of Javorious Allen so far this season. Allen gets a lot of the goal line carries and has some value in the passing game too. He has a touchdown each week so far and is very reliant on that, as he hasn’t picked up a lot of yards.

If your roster can afford a touchdown-dependent running back, Allen is worth the pickup. But his volume isn’t there so it is a risky play. He is owned in just under 40% of ESPN leagues and worth the pickup if running back is an area of need.

Chris Ivory, RB, Buffalo Bills

With LeSean McCoy out, Ivory was the lead back for the Bills. McCoy is dealing with an injury to his ribs and is day to day, but also has a possible legal case on his hands. Although he has not been criminally charged, it is something to keep tabs on moving forward.

In McCoy’s absence, Ivory had 20 carries for 50 yards. He added a receiving touchdown too. Ultimately, if McCoy is healthy, Ivory is not worth the pickup, but if he isn’t Ivory will get a large volume of work. He’s only owned in 5.1% of ESPN leagues, so watch McCoy’s status throughout the week.


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