As the Fantasy Football season starts to heat up, there are still players on the waiver wire that can help your team.
There are some good players on the waiver wire for week four. There are two starting running backs and a tight end who is top eight in targets that are available in more than 50 percent of leagues. It’s time to drop players like Adrian Peterson, Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.
If there are players on your roster that aren’t getting the touches, it’s time to cut them loose (unless they are a running back handcuff).
Here are players that are less than 50 percent owned that need to be added.
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Chris Carson, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks (Owned in 42.7 percent of ESPN leagues):
Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls received zero carries combined in week three. This job is Chris Carson’s and the only way I see him giving it up is if he gets hurt. Seattle’s next two games are against the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Rams, two bad run defenses.
If he does well in those two games, trade him immediately. The Seahawks’ schedule for running backs is tough at that point and he won’t be more than a flex in the later part of the year. In weeks four and five, he is a borderline number two running back and that is tough to find on the free agent list right now. Enjoy the next two matchups, then trade Carson while he has good value.
Marqise Lee, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars (Owned in 33.2 percent of ESPN leagues):
Marqise Lee has stepped up and seems to be Blake Bortles’ go-to receiver. Over the last two weeks, Lee has 11 receptions for over 140 yards. These numbers are solid for a number three receiver. He is a better PPR player, but with a lot of questions marks on the bottom of our rosters, he will give consistent wide receiver three or four numbers.
Charles Clay, Tight End, Buffalo Bills (Owned in 7.4 percent of ESPN leagues):
If you don’t have a top-five tight end, it has been up and down every week. Charles Clay is the number one target for Tyrod Taylor and is the team’s best red zone threat. He won’t put up great numbers but he won’t put up a goose egg any week because of how involved he is in the passing game. He is top eight in targets at the tight end position and that is what you want.
D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Houston Texans (Owned in 5.1 percent of ESPN leagues):
D’Onta Foreman looks like a future fantasy stud. Lamar Miller doesn’t look like he will be holding on to his job for the rest of the year. If the Texans are smart, they will hand over the starting gig to Foreman. This is one of the few times that I will add a player knowing he won’t start within the next couple of weeks.
If you are a Miller owner, you need to add Foreman now. If your team is off to a slow start and you aren’t sure who you are going to keep, he is a good add. He has great upside and, from the eye test, looks like the better running back.
Wendell Smallwood, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles (Owned in 2 percent of ESPN leagues):
With Darren Sproles tearing his ACL and breaking his arm on the same play, the Wendell Smallwood era in Philly begins. The biggest problem with the Eagles backfield is the team won’t give any running back on the roster more than 20 touches a week. He is more of a flex play at this point, but is worth the add.
He will get the work between the twenties and will be the team’s receiving back. He doesn’t have great upside but Smallwood will be a good bye week fill in. Don’t expect running back number one numbers but anywhere between five to 12 points a week is what he will give you.