Week 4 of the 2017 NFL regular season is here, and the waiver wire is active. First off, my apologies for missing week 3 after a brutal work schedule and putting together an upcoming interview with a surprise player. Getting back into the mix now. Every week in the NFL is crazy, with injuries hitting left and right and bye weeks coming soon. There are great options on the waiver wire in all leagues. Who do I like? Here are some options. Hope this helps, and happy streaming!--Mike B.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars. I'm higher on Bortles than you are. He's the king of garbage time production and will always be a better fantasy QB than real QB. If he's available he's worth a snag.
Jared Goff, QB, LA Rams. Goff finally looks like the real deal as an NFL quarterback, and he could put together a nice week for the Rams against the Cowgirls. Worth a snag in all leagues.
Deshone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns. Kizer is my sleeper candidate this week. Will the Bengals choke again this week against the Browns? If so, then Kizer could have a big game. It's a huge gamble, but if it pays off you'll look brilliant.
DeShaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans. Watson is the guy in Houston, and he's a dual-threat QB who can generate points in all formats. Worth a stash in every league. Use him as a matchup play.
Gio Bernard, QB, Cincinnati Bengals. Are you in a PPR league? Go get Bernard. He's always going to be the pass-catching back in Cincy, at least as long as he's there. Worth a snag against the Browns this week.
Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears. If Cohen is not owned in your league, your league is stupid or extremely small. GO GET HIM! The kid is this year's version of the old Darren Sproles and is borderline start-worthy on a weekly basis.
Chris Johnson/Kerwynn Williams, RBs, Arizona Cardinals. Johnson is the guy you want here most likely after dominating snaps last week, but Williams, who only played one offensive snap last week, is also worth considering against the 49ers. Who knows? Williams could secure a role in this offense and he's probably available now.
Alvin Kamara, QB, New Orleans Saints. Kamara is the best option in the Saints backfield, and he's a guy who you want on your roster. If he's available, snag him now before it's too late. He's a potential RB1 long-term.
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Doug Martin will be back from his suspension after this week, and if he regains control of the Bucs backfield, he's a must-have in all formats. Snag him now to beat the rush.
Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals. Mixon should not be on your waiver wire, but if someone dropped him after a slow start, now is the time to pounce. Also feel free to lowball the owner who has him if he's not on waivers. Mixon had a solid game with a new offensive coordinator and should be ready to contribute immediately. He's a must-add.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles. With Darren Sproles injured, someone has to pick up the slack. Smallwood might be that guy. He's worth an add if you have an extra spot to fill.
Jermaine Kearse, WR, New York Jets. I will ride the Kearse bandwagon until he is owned in all leagues. I've started him every game this season and don't regret it for a second. He's a must-own.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars. Hurns is the bigger touchdown threat, but Lee is the WR1 in Jacksonville following the injury to Allen Robinson. Go get him. He's a starter-worthy player.
Sterling Shephard, WR, New York Giants. Shephard is always going to be an underrated receiving option in New York. He's also going to be productive. Go get him if you need a WR3.
Seth Roberts, WR, Oakland Raiders. How injured is Michael Crabtree? If his injury is bad, then you want to add Roberts. If Crabtree is going to be limited, then Roberts will have a big game. If we want to jump into basic philosophy, then we want to add Seth Roberts Iff (if and only if) we think Crabtree will be limited. If so, he's a worthwhile add.
Evan Engram, TE, New York Giants. Engram is bordering on every-week starter in large leagues territory, and is a guy that you should consider if you need help at the position.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars. I include Lewis here as a cautionary tale. We've seen glimmers of greatness from Lewis throughout his career, but never an entire season. Don't put too much stock in him after one big week, but if you can get him as a waiver claim, snag him and trade him.
David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns. Njoku is turning into a touchdown threat; he's scored the past two weeks and has therefore put up big fantasy games each time. He's not a volume guy, but he's got the potential to get you some points on a weekly basis.
Cleveland Browns D/ST. Want to take a gamble and potentially look brilliant? The Browns defense could have a big week against the Bengals this week. This Cleveland defense is no joke and could put up a big week against a Bengals team with major holes on the offensive line.
Green Bay Packers D/ST.The Bears offense has been terrible on the road this season in one appearance, and that streak could continue at Lambeau. This is another gamble pick, but a good one.
Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST. I'm starting the Jaguars defense whenever possible this week against a weak Jets offense. This is one of the hidden best units in football, and they're due for a huge week against the Jets.
Seattle Seahawks D/ST. The Seahawks always struggle early in the season. Now is when this unit steps it up against an Indianapolis Colts team without Andrew Luck.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.