Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Sleepers
The Trending Waiver Wire Pickups and Sleepers in Fantasy Football Week 4
September 27, 2017
Week 4 in the NFL will be starting tomorrow evening, which makes today a good time to evaluate your fantasy football waiver wire for some potential sleeper possibilities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the notable adds out there right now and see if anyone’s right for your squad.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans: If you need a sneaky play in weekly fantasy or a replacement guy in seasonal, Watson is probably your guy right now. After a bad start to the year, Watson has put up 17.7 and 22.14 fantasy points in his last two games.
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That 22.14-point performance came against New England, where Watson bagged two pass touchdowns along with 301 yards and another 41 yards on the ground. He’ll still make bonehead rookie mistakes here and there, but does get a promising matchup against the Titans this week.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers: Allison was quiet for the first two weeks of the season, but broke out against the Bengals with eight targets, six receptions and 122 yards. He was the big beneficiary with Randall Cobb out.
If Cobb isn’t ready to go on Thursday—this being a short week and all—Allison will slot into the No. 3 receiver role and has some solid sleeper appeal. He gets the Bears this week.
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans: There are a few top TE options out there, and the rest is just a sea of mediocrity. Griffin may distinguish himself from that pack, however, as he put up five catches on six targets for 61 yards and a TD last week.
Griffin will serve as the No.1 TE and a safety valve for Deshaun Watson from here on out, so he could get plenty of attention. He will get the Titans this week, who are giving up a lot of fantasy points to opposing TEs so far this year.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Richardson didn’t start out so well, but he’s shown significant improvement every week in fantasy. His last time out against the Titans, he posted two receptions on seven targets for 30 yards and a TD.
Richardson has now caught a TD in two straight games, and though he’s something of a TD-dependent option, he’ll get more looks depending on how banged up Doug Baldwin is.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Chances are, Collins is available in your league no matter how deep it is. He’s got some low-end lottery ticket appeal coming off his nine rush attempts and 82 yards versus the Jaguars last week—which led the team.
Collins will get the Steelers this week, and Pittsburgh got shredded by the Bears RB duo their last time out. He’s a very low-end play but could offer some upside.
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