Fantasy Football 2013: Week 4 Waiver Wire Receivers
Waiver Wire TEs and WRs for Week 4 in Fantasy Football
September 24, 2013
It’s a fantasy football Tuesday; half of us are celebrating victories, while the other half are seething over losses. Those of you in that latter grouping can take solace in our waiver wire pickups this week, as there’s definitely some talent out there to be scooped up. Let’s take a look at some of the trending names at WR and TE; then we’ll see if any of these guys are worth adding to your roster.
Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets: Holmes is one of the most popular names out there on the wire right now, thanks to his reemergence in Week 3 against the Bills. He posted five grabs for 154 yards and a score, which reminded fantasy owners and NFL fans everywhere just what he’s capable of doing. Holmes is obviously the only No. 1-level fantasy wide receiver you’ll be able to pick up like this, and even though the Jets offense doesn’t exactly instill confidence, it’s getting better each week. He’s a smart pickup.
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Stephen Hill, WR, New York Jets: Not to be outdone, Hill also had a good week for the Jets. He showcased his big-play ability in the sloppy victory over Buffalo, registering 108 yards and a TD on three grabs. Hill wasn’t too bad in Week 2 either, posting four catches for 86 yards against the Pats. Now that Holmes is back to form, Hill is a lower-level consideration in fantasy, but still worth a look if you need some added depth. The Jets will be in Tennessee on Sunday.
Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, New England Patriots: Moving on to the Patriots squad, we have Thomkins, who has posted several close-but-not-quite plays this year before finally hitting pay dirt in Week 3. He managed 41 yards and a pair of touchdowns on three grabs against the Bucs, which indicates he might be a solid red-zone target for Tom Brady. The biggest drawback here is that Thompkins isn’t connecting on as many targets as he should be. If he can work on getting that number up, he’ll be a solid start in fantasy.
Charles Clay, TE, Miami Dolphins: The waiver wire is pretty AFC-East-heavy this week, as we’ve got another trending name down there in Miami. Clay remains a hot target due mostly to his Week 2 breakout performance 109 receiving yards and a rush score. He didn’t quite live up to expectations against Atlanta, however, posting just 40 yards on four grabs. Fellow TE Dion Sims was the hero there, with the game-winning TD. As far as Clay goes, he still makes a nice add as a fill-in or a backup. He’ll see New Orleans this week, which is always a good sign for offensive players.
Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers: Miller’s stats during Week 3 against the Bears are nothing to write home about (three catches for 35 yards), but it’s encouraging to see him out there. That was his first action of the year, and he should develop into a regular contributor once he gets his legs back underneath him. The passing game is the only thing the Steelers have working right now, and they’ll need all the help they can get. Miller and the gang will head to jolly old England to face the Vikings this week.
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