If your fantasy football team didn't score oodles of points in Week 3, then you probably own guys like Justin Forsett and C.J. Anderson. Or Andre Johnson and Colin Kaepernick. Or anyone on the Bears or Rams. Or, (gulp) Alfred Morris. Either way, you've got some work to do. Of course, even those feeling like the BMOC because A.J. Green, Aaron Rodgers and Jamaal Charles rule or their sleeper start rocked should remember this week's Devonta Freeman could be last week's (gulp) Matt Jones. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski may rule the fantasy world, but they've got the week off along with the Fighting Mariota's. In other words, the Waiver Wire is for all.
Quarterbacks (Assuming Andy Dalton and Marcus Mariota aren't available)
1. Tyrod Taylor -- After three weeks, what's not to like? Consecutive game with three touchdown passes. Gains yards on the ground. Next four games include winnable matchups against the Giants, Titans and Jaguars. Taylor is essentially a QB1 at this point. Wow.
2. Derek Carr -- The kid is real. So is the chemistry with wide receiver Amari Cooper and the Raiders offense overall. Sure, the numbers came against the Browns, but racking up 314 passing yards with two touchdowns without throwing an interception on the road works regardless of opponent. Set to face the lowly Bears, Carr is a QB1 start or Week 4.
3. Michael Vick -- Like the situation more than the player. It's rather hard trusting Vick after flame outs in recent years. It's easy loving the weapons around him, namely Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Those two plus Heath Miller give Vick a puncher's chance at a decent Week 4 performance, especially against the Ravens' 31st ranked fantasy defense.
Week 4 streamers: Kirk Cousins, Colin Kaepernick
Running backs (Assuming Dion Lewis, Matt Jones and Chris Johnson aren't available)
1. Devonta Freeman -- The 2014 fantasy bust didn't strikeout with his Week 3 opportunity. Julio Jones going off against the Cowboys defense, sure. Freeman scoring three touchdowns with 193 yards from scrimmage, come on. Three of the next four matchups are against current top 10 fantasy defenses against running backs, but Freeman looks like a decent RB2 option against the Texans. Most of all, the odds of Freeman starting the next few weeks for Atlanta certainly look much better.
2. Karlos Williams -- The only RB to score a touchdown in each of the first three games could end up picking up lots more playing time if the Bills rest LeSean McCoy (hamstring). Williams is a must own for all McCoy owners and he's becoming worthy of Flex consideration regardless.
3. Ronnie Hillman -- C.J. Anderson owners are freaking out and with good reason. Their guy missed some time Sunday night being evaluated for a concussion; was held under 30 yards rushing for a third straight game; Denver's offensive line isn't all that and perhaps most of all, Hillman keeps receiving ample touches. This isn't changing, the Hillman touches that is.
4. Lance Dunbar -- Brandon Weeden's struggles are real, but the Dallas QB succeeded in throwing Dunbar's way plenty in Week 3. Dunbar's 21 receptions lead all running backs through three weeks. PPR play for those needing some RB help.
5. Antonio Andrews -- Bishop Sankey, yeesh. The Titans bypassed their supposed RB of the future in Week 3 for Andrews, who didn't receive his first NL carry until Sunday. He finished with 13 touches (to seven for Sankey), averaged over four yards per carry and scored a touchdown. Don't go crazy with your free agent budget, but certainly worth a look.
Others: Alfred Blue, Duke Johnson, Bilal Powell, Thomas Rawls
Wide receivers (Assuming Allen Hurns, Marvin Jones and Michael Crabtree aren't available)
1. Rishard Matthews -- This season, the wide receiver hierarchy in Miami began with Jarvis Landry and then...uncertainty. Well, that's not the case anymore. Matthews keeps making play while Greg Jennings keeps losing value. Rookie DeVante Parker is a future threat as the Dolphins No. 2, but Matthews is a potential WR3 for fantasy owners right now.
2. Dorial Green-Beckham - The next two calls are more about the full season than Week 4, though DGB already has two touchdowns this season. Blessed with freaky size and speed, the primary football question was simply how quickly would Green-Beckham pick up the NFL game. So far, so good and that's without tons of targets. Those will come as the season moves along. Huge upside and an interesting investment for those with roster space.
3. Leonard Hankerson - At some point opponents will begin triple-teaming Julio Jones. Whey they do, Matt Ryan will target others and right now, the most likely other target is the ex-Redskin. Hankerson is out playing Roddy White. He has red zone size. He is not a weekly start now, but a stash.
Others: Ted Ginn, Rueben Randle, Cecil Shorts, Phillip Dorsett
Tight ends (Assuming Eric Ebron is gone)
1. Charles Clay - The biggest question with the move from Miami to Buffalo involved Clay's QB. No need to question Taylor right now. Clay's TD against his former team was a dazzling catch-and run effort that reminded potential owners that he's got the goods. Rob Gronkowski and Delanie Walker owners needing bye week help can start right here.
2. Coby Fleener - This one comes down to whether Dwayne Allen misses a second straight game with an ankle injury. If he does, Andrew Luck's primary TE becomes a viable streaming option against the Jaguars.
Others: Richard Rodgers, Owen Daniels
Defenses -- Week 4 specific streaming
1. Colts (vs. jaguars)
2. Eagles (at Redskins)
3. Falcons (vs. Texans)
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