It’s time for another round of fantasy football waiver wire adds and drops as we enter Week 4.
Week 4 Adds
Falcons WR Calvin Ridley
The Falcons are finally getting great production from their first-round pick, as Calvin Ridley has been targeted 13 times and scored four touchdowns over the past two weeks. The former Alabama star burned the Saints for 146 receiving yards and three scores on eight targets in Week 3. He clearly has passed Mohamed Sanu as the No. 2 option next to Julio Jones, making Ridley one of the top pickups you need to make this week.
Bengals TE Tyler Eifert
The Bengals finally got some much-needed production from Tyler Eifert, who is working his way back after missing much of the last two years due to injury. Eifert caught six of eight targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s 31-21 loss to the Panthers. He had just five catches for 67 yards combined over the first two weeks, so this was a big step forward. He’s still splitting time with C.J. Uzomah, though Eifert is slowly getting the bulk of the snaps and targets. Eifert was owned in just 56 percent of CBS leagues as of Sunday.
Raiders WR Jordy Nelson
The Raiders are a mess, but that has at least led to Derek Carr throwing the ball a lot through the first three weeks. That continued in a Week 3 loss to the Dolphins, where Jordy Nelson re-emerged from the fantasy graveyard to catch six balls for 163 yards and a score on eight targets. If he keeps that up, Nelson will become a weekly starter again, but for now, he’s good receiver depth on your bench.
Ravens RB Javorius ‘Buck’ Allen
It’s hard to say you should add a guy that has 102 total yards through three games, but when he has four touchdowns, you can’t let him sit on waivers either. That’s the case with Buck Allen, who continues to slowly take away touches from Alex Collins, who did have a score and 68 yards in a Week 3 win over the Broncos. Allen is still worth adding if you need running back help.
49ers RB Alfred Morris
The 49ers were hit hard on the injury front in Week 3 (more on that later), which included Matt Breida suffering a knee injury. He did return to the game but had his touches limited to just 13 in a loss to the Chiefs. That allowed Alfred Morris to get more snaps, as he ran for 67 yards and a score on 14 carries. Even if Breida is fine, Morris is someone that needs to be rostered as a handcuff at worst.
Packers WR Geronimo Allison
In addition to having one of the best names in the NFL, Geronimo has now over 60 yards receiving in every game this season while scoring twice on 13 catches. The Packers have been featuring him early and often this year, so get him on your fantasy team if you need receiver help.
Week 4 Drops
49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo
The 49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo tore the ACL in his left knee late in Sunday’s 38-27 loss to the Chiefs. Garoppolo will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, but the initial prognosis within the team is that he’s out. It’s a tough break for the rising star, as his season is likely ending before the calendar even turns to October.
Even if he somehow plays again this season, he’s struggled to make the fantasy impact that we all thought he could. He has just five total touchdowns in three games and has averaged under 250 yards per game. He’s safe to drop.
Jets WR Robby Anderson
Despite a promising start to the year, Robby Anderson is struggling just to get targets in the Jets’ suddenly anemic offense. Quincy Enunwa and Jermaine Kearse both drew more targets in the 21-17 loss to Browns. For the season, Anderson has just six catches on 10 targets for 90 yards and one score. That’s just not going to cut it, so you can cut bait with him now.
Bengals WR John Ross
The Bengals had high hopes for John Ross coming into this season, and for good reason. The former ninth-overall pick had a strong training camp and preseason, enough to think he had clearly established himself as the No. 2 wide receiver in this offense.
But after three games, Ross has just five catches for 27 yards and one score. Even with A.J. Green sidelined for much of the loss in Carolina, it was Tyler Boyd and Tyler Eifert who carried the passing game, while Ross crumbled and gave up on a route that led to a game-sealing interception.
Ross can be dropped in all leagues except deep dynasty leagues.