Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Key players to add for Week 4

Three weeks in and the 2013 fantasy football waiver wire will continue to rev up the intensity.

Since injuries and/or lack of production do occur, and not every player on your roster will always put up sexy stats, so you should always keep an eye on waivers. Depth at each position ultimately becomes the determining factor, especially in 10/12-team leagues.

So, the best way to provide yourself with the best potential odds of reaching the postseason, checking in on who to add this week will only help.

 

Leonard HankersonLeonard Hankerson: WR, Redskins

Leonard Hankerson’s production has gone down recently, but he’s still third on the Redskins with 17 targets. Plus he did receive seven targets in Weeks 1 and 3. That said, Washington’s schedule strength has gradually increased since 2013 has kicked off.

As for the remainder of the campaign, Robert Griffin III must still rely on him, though. A solid passing attack requires the quarterback to spread the field and Hankerson is part of that equation. Factor in Santana Moss’ age (34) and Hankerson must develop this year for the future anyway.

Whether you need a No. 3 receive or another flex option, Hankerson is better than most available on the market and especially in 12-plus team leagues.

 

Jake Locker: QB, Titans

How about Jake Locker this season? Three touchdowns to zero interceptions, 572 yards passing and an 89.8 rating. Given his numbers from years past, Locker is off to an excellent start.

Why? Because the offensive line has dramatically improved and Chris Johnson is running the ball consistently. Although Locker only sports a 58.6 completion percentage, his Week 3 performance en route to defeating the San Diego Chargers spoke volumes.

He threw for 299 and ran for 68 (including a score), and Locker is quietly emerging as Tennessee’s leader. In two quarterback leagues he’s a nice option, and if you’re really struggling under center, Locker’s production can’t be ignored.

 

Zach Miller: TE, Seahawks

For anyone needing a backup tight end or extra depth at the flex spot, Zach Miller just became an intriguing option.

Despite not scoring in Weeks 1 and 2, Miller hit the end zone twice in Week 3 as Seattle routed Jacksonville at home. The downside was that he only gained five total yards as each touchdown reception was near the goal line. Nevertheless, the Seahawks have an abundance of toys for Russell Wilson to spread the wealth, plus Marshawn Lynch on the ground.

Therefore, as 2013 unfolds expect Miller to gradually see an increase in opportunities. He’s a great overall tight end for blocking and selling play-action, and Wilson will need to dial him up in pressure situations for continued success.

 

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Comments

  1. Drop Ben tate for Eddie Lacy?

    • Not a bad idea. Check out the injury report for each team, though, cuz I think Franklin for GB got hurt so that duz add appeal to Lacy for whenever he returns. That said, Tate is tearing it up and he is a good add. Almost a win-win situation and you may be able to have both if there’s someone else you think you could drop.

  2. Should I drop Julian Edelman for Marlon Brown, Donnie Avery, or Santonio Holmes? Also, James Jones is on my bench due to a bye week so this leaves me with Mike Wallace, Dez Bryant, and Julian Edelman. Please advise.

    • Avery or Holmes are solid adds if you want to drop Edelman. I have Avery and I regret not starting him last week. Holmes appears to be a likable target for Geno Smith as well. And as for Jones on the bench, I would go Wallace and/or Bryant before Edelman.

  3. In RB should I drop Darren Sproles for Jason Snelling?

    • Or for Bernard Price? Considering he’s only a must start if Rice doesn’t play.

      • I would hang on to Pierce since he’s a reliable No. 2 even when Rice needs a break during the game. As for Sproles and Snelling, somewhat splitting hairs since each play in a pass-first offense and are not the main ball-carrier. That said, Snelling is a good add and especially after coming off a nice performance in Week 3 as it makes him look like a bigger part of ATLs offense.

  4. Donnie Avery or Ryan Broyles off waviers?

    • both are solid options, but I’m bias toward Donnie Avery as I actually have him in one league. Plus, he’s more established than Broyles to contribute as a No. 2 target.

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