Three weeks have come and gone in the NFL season and one thing is for certain, injuries have been at an all-time high. And fantasy football teams have definitely taken massive hits due to it. No need to press the panic button just yet, we got you covered. There are plenty of options to fill the holes left by the injuries for your squad. Here are some players to consider as the Week 4 Waiver Wire starts to get underway.
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Early Week 4 Waiver Wire Fantasy Football Targets
Sam Darnold (QB) – 9.0% Rostered
Funny how a year and a change of scenery have done wonders so far for Sam Darnold. In three games this season with the Panthers, Darnold has thrown for 888 yards and has only turned the ball over once. He is averaging 21.03 fantasy points per game and believe it or not, is one of the top scorers at his position. As evidence shows, Sam Darnold is a much better quarterback away from the big apple.
Darnold is also making plays with his legs, and already has two rushing touchdowns to his credit. Needless to say, Sam Darnold is playing at a high level and can contribute to your team. Give him a look and add him.
Sam Darnold is now tied for the league lead in rushing TDs. pic.twitter.com/12Ub0t8fGO
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2021
Chuba Hubbard (RB)- 11.3% Rostered
Bad news everyone, Christian McCaffrey will miss some time due to a hamstring injury, not an ideal situation. Not to worry, Chuba Hubbard can help your team out. Although this season he only has 62 yards, his production will start to show. His versatility is underrated and his ability to catch the ball will open many eyes. Carolina’s offense is built to get the ball to their backs, and Hubbard is about to benefit from that philosophy.
Giovani Bernard (RB) – 12.3% Rostered
Tom Brady loves has always been accustomed to a pass-catching back, and Giovani Bernard is one of the best in the league. Bernard show a lot of reps in Week 3’s loss to the Rams in which he tallied nine receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. Week 3 was the most Bernard has played so far this season. Tom Brady looks his way early and often. For a flex spot, why not. Bernard could grow into a bigger role with Ronald Jones in the doghouse so get him off the waiver wire in Week 4.
Marquez Callaway (WR) – 47.2% Rostered
Marquez Callaway has been making plays since the beginning of training camp and that has continued to the regular season. Although in the first two games his production was minimal, week three was a different story. Callaway made an unbelievable touchdown grab, and Jameis Winston looked his way early and often. With Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith on IR, Callaway is the guy in the receiving game. Put in the claim for him, it’s just the beginning.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 26, 2021
Terrace Marshall Jr. (WR) – 14.9% Rostered
In Week 3, Terrace Marshall tallied four receptions for 48 yards on five targets. Marshall last week was on the field for 51% of the team’s offensive snaps, in week three it went to 62%, and expect it to rise every week going forward. Marshall is opening eyes in Carolina and I expect waiver claims for his services to skyrocket.
Emmanuel Sanders (WR)- 23.2% Rostered
Emmanuel Sanders made big play after big play, scoring twice and converting six targets into five catches for 94 yards. He was third on the team in targets behind Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs, respectively. There is enough volume in this passing game for Sanders — who looked electric in Week 3 — to be productive in this offense. Even better, the Bills will take on Houston, Kansas City, and the Titans in their next three matchups, all secondaries that can be had. Sanders represents a high-upside flex play for those matchups.
Dawson Knox (TE)- 4.4% Rostered
Dawson Knox has scored touchdowns in consecutive games and the Bills continue to throw at one of the highest rates in the league. Although the tight end position is a bit of a crapshoot, Knox can provide a touchdown here and there. Pick him up off the waiver wire before Week 4 if you need a nice dart-throw tight end.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR)- 0% Rostered
How about the first career TD for Nick Westbrook-Ikhine!
— Covers (@Covers) September 26, 2021
The Titans lost A.J. Brown to a hamstring injury early in Sunday’s game, and then Julio Jones was on the sidelines for much of the fourth quarter, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, who had a little bit of a breakout game Sunday and actually led the team’s tight ends in snaps with 50 out of 65 total. He could have a chance to emerge as Fantasy relevant in Week 4.