Our weekly fantasy football waiver wire takes a look at the top pickups at each position for Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season. Many of these players are still available in a majority of leagues and could have an immediate impact on your fantasy roster. Others might be worth stashing on your bench or are simply just players to add to your watch list. With that in mind, here’s a list of players should you consider adding to your squad for Week 4.
For a more in-depth look at the players on this list, watch our our Week 4 waiver wire video.
Top QB pickup: Andy Dalton (35% owned)
Dalton completed 29-of-46 passes for 352 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in the Bengals’ Week 3 loss to Carolina. He has now thrown at least two touchdown passes in each of the first three games. His ownership is creeping up, but he is still available in two-thirds of fantasy leagues. With a Falcons’ decimated defense on tap in Week 4, he is looking like a solid streaming option.
Top RB pickup: Aaron Jones (65% owned)
Making his 2018 debut following his suspension, Aaron Jones rushed six times for 42 yards in the Packers’ Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding a five-yard reception. Jones ended up leading the team in carries and rushing yards and appeared to be more explosive than Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery. He could see his role grow in the coming weeks, and if he is somehow still on your waiver wire, scoop him up.
Top WR pickup: Calvin Ridley (45% owned)
Ridley hauled in seven-of-eight targets for 146 yards and three touchdowns while gaining nine yards on his lone carry Sunday in the Falcons’ Week 3 loss to the Saints. With a favorable matchup against the Bengals defense next week, Ridley is developing into a must-start back-end WR2 option for Week 4 and needs to be picked up in all formats.
WR priority list: Calvin Ridley (45% owned), Mike Williams (60% owned), Jordy Nelson (55% owned), Geronimo Allison (35% owned), Tyler Boyd (15% owned), Sterling Shepard (60% owned), Cameron Meredith (5% owned), Albert Wilson (5% owned), Jakeem Grant (5% owned), Tavon Austin (10% owned), Christian Kirk (5% owned)
Top TE pickup: Benjamin Watson (45% owned)
Watson nabbed five-of-six targets for 71 yards Sunday in New Orleans’ Week 3 win over the Falcons. He has seen his targets increase each game this season and despite his age, he remains a physical presence and a tough matchup for opposing defenses. While there are a lot of mouths to feed in New Orleans, he has some streaming appeal in a favorable Week 4 matchup against the Giants.