It is never too early to start worrying about Week 4 of the fantasy season. It was a weird week where we saw plenty of upsets or injuries hit plenty of teams hard. We are here this week to help fill some of the holes in your fantasy lineup next week.
Waiver wire adds
Chris Hubbard, RB, Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey will miss a few weeks after getting hurt on Thursday Night Football, and that leaves Hubbard as a starting running back on the waiver wire. He isn’t going to have RB1 production, but if you’ve been having issues at running back, Hubbard should help fix that until McCaffrey can return.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills: Sanders exploded with two touchdowns in Week 3. He has been flirting with breaking out with plenty of targets over the first three weeks. He should easily be a consistent guy you slot into the FLEX position each week.
Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Kirk saw some increased work with DeAndre Hopkins playing less than 100 percent on the day. He saw eight targets and went over 100 yards receiving. It seems pretty clear that after Hopkins, Kirk is the next receiver that Kyler Murray is looking to throw to, and he should be a pretty reliable FLEX play as well even if his floor may be a little lower than some are comfortable with.
Zack Moss, RB, Buffalo Bills: This one is one that admittedly I feel less than great about. The fact that Devin Singletary is still so involved in the backfield and Josh Allen is constantly going to take opportunities away scares me. However, Moss has put together two-straight solid outings after he was a healthy scratch Week 1. He has three touchdowns in those games, and he had 16 total touches this week. There are going to be weeks that you hated you had to play him, but if he continues this output, those may be few and far between.
David Johnson and Mark Ingram, RBs, Houston Texans: This is pretty simple. Defenses are going to make Davis Mills beat them throwing the ball. Until Mills can prove that he can actually do that, it makes this already crowded backfield completely ignorable. Johnson didn’t even get the benefit of getting targeted out of the backfield.
Quintez Cephus, WR, Detroit Lions: It was looking like Cephus was going to be a hidden FLEX player for fantasy, but he has shown to be a completely matchup based play, and even against good matchups he has a fairly low ceiling due to how the Lions love to run the ball so much. Those who are having serious issues finding wide receiver help may feel free to hold onto him just in case, but he isn’t worth stashing of reliably playing.
New York Jets offense: Whether it is Zach Wilson or any of his weapons, this team hasn’t shown that they can get going at all. Until Wilson can prove he can consistently move the ball in the NFL it isn’t worth rostering any of these players.