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Fantasy Football 2014: Week 4 Waiver Wire Update

Taking a Look at the Week 4 Waiver Wire Trends

September 23, 2014

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It’s Tuesday, and around these parts that means it’s time once again to take a look at the fantasy football waiver wire to see which players are trending as adds ahead of Week 4. As usual, we’ve got an intriguing crop of names in store for you today, so let’s take a closer look at the numbers and situations so we can see who’s worthy of an addition to your roster.

San Diego Defense: The major defense to have this week is the Chargers, as they’ve posted two very strong performances out of three matchups so far this year. Against Buffalo in Week 3, they managed three sacks and just 10 points allowed.
The big appeal with San Diego heading into Week 4 is their matchup, which is against the hapless Jaguars. They’re the team to have if you’re stringing defenses.

Fantasy Football 2014: Week 4 Waiver Wire Update

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Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Baltimore Ravens: The Baltimore backfield situation just got a little cloudier. Taliaferro is surging up the waiver wire charts this week, thanks to an 18-rush, 91-yard effort against Cleveland that yielded a touchdown.
Most people think Bernard Pierce still has a handle on the starting job in Baltimore, but his hold could be slipping. That makes Taliaferro a reasonable pickup, but don’t expect to be getting numbers out of him just yet.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins: Cousins surprised just about everybody when he nearly out-dueled Nick Foles as the Redskins and Eagles clashed during Week 3. Cousins came up with 427 yards and three touchdowns, his only real blemish being a late interception that blew the team’s chances for a comeback.
Is RG3 done? It’s starting to look that way, as Cousins has emerged as a competent QB. If you’re hurting for a good backup at that position, he’s the one to have. Get your claim in now.

Donald Brown, RB, San Diego Chargers: Brown was a late-round pickup in many drafts this year, and he’s finally making his numbers count. He posted 31 rushes for 62 yards as the Chargers beat Buffalo, and will be the team’s main guy going forward with both Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews battling injuries.
You’ll get about three weeks of feature work out of Brown depending on how things go, so he’s definitely worth a pickup. Again, that Jacksonville matchup is great so he’s a gotta-have guy this week.

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: We’ve been singing the praises of Kelce all year, and his numbers are finally starting to come around. He posted three grabs for 36 yards and a touchdown against Miami, but more importantly was involved on 47 of the team’s 72 snaps in the win.
Kelce and company get a big Monday night matchup against the Patriots in Week 4, and he’s teetering on must-start territory there. Pick him up immediately if you can.

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