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Week 4 Waiver Wire: Fantasy Football’s Best Pickups and Candidates
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With two prime time games to come in Week 3 of the NFL season, it’s been an interesting ride for fantasy managers.
While many of the top scorers in Week 3 were the usual suspects – Derrick Henry and Mark Andrews, anyone? – there were plenty of new faces in the top scorer lists after Sunday’s late afternoon match window.
With two games still to go, Chicago running back Khalil Herbert leads the position group with 30.90 points. You won’t find him on the list that’s going to follow, but that’s because for our purposes, for players to be considered breakout candidates or otherwise sleepers, they have to be registered in 40% or less of the leagues. yahoo. Herbert is in 46% of Yahoo leagues…but if he’s available in yours, request a waiver.
Elsewhere, the list of top receivers has seen some fellow receivers attempt to reshape the narratives of their careers, and many are in good shape on their teams to do so. Let’s take a look at some of the top scorers from Week 3 you should be thinking about claiming waivers.
Mack Hollins, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
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Registered: 1 percent
Week 3 stats: 8 rec, 158 yards, 1 TD, 29.96 pts
It’s safe to say that Las Vegas Raiders wide Mack Hollins is the biggest upset we’ve seen in a minute in fantasy football. He’s listed in just 1% of the Yahoo leagues, but after Sunday afternoon games he was the No. 2 fantasy receiver behind DeVonta Smith of the Eagles.
Hollins was targeted 10 times in the Raiders’ game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, leading Las Vegas in receiving yards for the second straight week. (Fantasy managers fielding Davante Adams may be starting to panic now.)
Last week’s 66-yard game didn’t include a score, so although Hollins appeared to be one of Derek Carr’s prime targets, Fantasy managers weren’t rushing to claim him on waivers. That won’t be the case this week.
Even though Hunter Renfrow suffered a concussion in Week 3, don’t discount Hollins’ value. He’s clearly going to be an important part of the game plan going forward.
Russell Gage, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Registered: 40 percent
Week 3 stats: 12 rec, 87 yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble, 24.70 pts
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on a failed two-point conversion as time expired, but not for lack of trying on Russell Gage’s part. He scored the team’s only touchdown and led all Bucs receivers in yards.
Yes, Gage had a fumble early in the third quarter, but Green Bay got the ball back at the 50-yard line and their subsequent drive ended with a punt.
Mike Evans was serving a one-game suspension for the Bucs in Week 3 and his return in Week 4 will have obvious repercussions on Gage’s target share. But Chris Godwin remains out of commission, so for now, Gage is a smart pick-up at the very least, especially in the PPR (points per reception) leagues.
Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
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Registered: 10 percent
Week 3 stats: 10 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD, 24.50 pts
Don’t look now, but the Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-1 this season and just beat the Los Angeles Chargers 38-10.
Wide journeyman Zay Jones was instrumental in the win, getting 10 receptions for 85 yards and finding the end zone once on a Trevor Lawrence scrambling pass.
It’s been a while since Jones has actually been a good pickup…but now it seems to be true.
Jones saw 11 targets in the Jaguars win; entering week 3, he had seen three red zone targets.
Now Jones will be streaky, which is too frustrating for some managers. After scoring in double digits in Week 1, he had a disappointing 5.3 point outing in Week 2. But he can safely be considered one of the top two options in Jacksonville.
Percentage registered and fancy points via FantasyPros