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Week 4 waiver wire pickups: Best players to add at key positions

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The first three weeks of the 2020 NFL season have concluded, and for fantasy football owners struggling in their leagues, it's time to make roster changes to kick start a turnaround.

One of the most effective places to find additions for your team's roster is the waiver wire. With so many rookies and young players making an impact at the skill positions in 2020, there are plenty of options for fantasy owners to consider.

Let's look at some of the best waiver wire pickups entering Week 4.

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Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals aren't going to win many games in 2020, but Burrow is going to put up impressive fantasy stats. He threw for 312 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions in Sunday's tie with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's thrown for 300-plus yards in back-to-back games with five touchdowns and no interceptions in that span. Burrow absolutely should be owned in any type of fantasy league and is a strong starter in two-QB leagues.

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Jeff Wilson, RB, San Francisco 49ers

Wilson didn't receive the most carries in the 49ers backfield in Week 3, but he did score two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) with 69 total yards. His three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown make him an interesting short term flex play in PPR fantasy leagues as well. Wilson also has two favorable matchups coming up against the Eagles and Miami Dolphins in the next two weeks.

 

Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Jefferson's breakout game came in Week 3 when he tallied seven receptions for 175 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. He would've had a productive fantasy day even without a 71-yard touchdown reception. The Vikings needed a wide receiver to step up and be a dependable No. 2 option behind Adam Thielen after trading Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in the offseason. Right now, Jefferson is stepping into that role, and it makes him a must-own in all fantasy leagues.

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Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Another Bengals player on this list? Yes, that's correct. It's hard to ignore the fact that Higgins has been targeted 15 times in the two games he's played, including a career-high six receptions on nine targets in Week 3. The former Clemson star also hauled in two touchdowns from Burrow in Sunday's tie with the Eagles. Higgins is a solid pickup as a potential flex option or someone to play when better wideouts on your fantasy team have a bye week.

Mo Alie-Cox, TE, Indianapolis Colts

Alie-Cox has tallied eight receptions on nine targets over the last two weeks, including three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' win over the New York Jets in Week 3. He's not the only quality tight end on the Colts roster -- Jack Doyle will get his share of targets, too -- but this offense is potent enough for both to be fantasy relevant on a weekly basis. Indianapolis also has a pretty favorable schedule coming up with games against the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals over the next four weeks.