Fantasy Football Update 9/30/16: Week 4 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 4
September 30, 2016
Week 4 in the NFL is officially off and running, and that means it’s time to hit the fantasy football waiver wire in advance of all the weekend games. Let’s take a look at a few of the sleepers and trending plays out there right now so you can see who’s right for your team this week.
Hunter Henry, TE, San Diego Chargers: Henry has been a hot waiver wire add this week, and is coming off a nice breakout game in week 3. In that one, he bagged five receptions for 72 yards (but also lost a fumble).
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Assuming Antonio Gates is still sidelined against the Saints, Henry makes a nice plug-and-play band aid. He probably won’t be much use after that, though.
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Though he’s not necessarily a big name, Beasley has delivered on a consistent basis this season. He’s coming off seven catches on seven targets last week against the Bears as he continues to build chemistry with rookie Dallas QB Dak Prescott.
Beasley has a respectable 25 targets and 20 catches this year, which he’s turned into 213 yards. He needs to start finding the end zone, though, which could happen this weekend against the 49ers.
Dwayne Washington, RB, Detroit Lions: Now let’s move on to the backfield and check out Washington. he got just 10 carries for 38 yards last week, but he’s got a healthy buzz around sources close to the team and will supposedly be in for a bigger role moving forward.
Washington has earned some extra carries, and that could start this weekend against the Bears. It’s a great matchup, too, so if you’re in need of a low-end RB he’s your guy.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants: With the injuries going on in the Giants backfield (Shane Vereen is gone for the year; Rashad Jennings may not even play this week due to a thumb injury), Darkwa has gained quite a bit of momentum on the waiver wire.
Darkwa did a fine job in Week 3 with 10 carries, 53 yards and a TD, and will be in for a good-sized workload on Monday against Minnesota—especially if Jennings is out.
Trevor Siemian, QB, Denver Broncos: We hadn’t given Siemian much love until his breakout Week 3 performance against Cincinnati, during which he bagged a 23-for-35 line with 312 yards and four touchdowns.
Siemian is emerging as a matchup-based QB play in fantasy, and this week he’s got a good one. So far this year, Tampa Bay has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
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