Fantasy Football Update 9/27/16: Week 4 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 4
September 27, 2016
It’s Tuesday, and the NFL’s Week 3 games are officially in the books. That means it’s time for us owners to hit the fantasy football waiver wire to get ready for the upcoming matchups. Here’s a look at some of the trending adds and sleeper plays out there as we head into Week 4.
Jordan Howard, RB, Chicago Bears: It’s pretty cut-and-dried at this point: Howard is a must-add in just about every fantasy format right now. With Jeremy Langford ailing (and not really effective anyway) and Ka’Deem Carey banged up as well, Howard is ready to burst into a big role in Chicago.
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Howard has shown more with limited touches than Langford or Carey have all season. Get that waiver claim in now before the Detroit game.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants: Let’s stick with RB for a moment and check out Darkwa, who is earning some looks as a sleeper add this week. He’s coming off 10 carries for 53 yards and a TD in Week 3, and the Giants are supposedly going to use a “committee” to replace Shane Vereen (torn triceps).
Darkwa will likely vault into the first- and second-down back role here, at least until Rashad Jennings comes back. He’ll be facing some rough defenses over the next month or so, though.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins: Crowder is one of the more enticing WR options on the waiver wire right now, and for good reason. Over his last two weeks, he’s got 117 yards, two touchdowns and 10 catches on 15 targets.
Crowder is a nice add in PPR formats right now, and is making a case for himself in other areas as well. He’ll get a solid matchup this weekend against the woeful Browns.
Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos: We haven’t paid much attention to Siemian this year, and until last week that was forgivable. In Cincinnati, however, he exploded for 312 yards and four touchdowns, bumping up his fantasy ownership—which was only around five percent.
Siemian gets another favorable matchup this weekend against the Buccaneers, and he’s perfect for those fantasy owners who have been streaming QBs in the absence of Tom Brady.
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears: Let’s finish up with Miller at the TE spot today. He’s coming off a great Week 3, during which he posted eight grabs on nine targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns.
Miller is shaping up as a reliable safety valve for Chicago’s backup quarterback, so we could see him get quite a bit of action in the PPR game. That said, he’ll still need to find the end zone to make himself worth your while.
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