It dawned on me that we need to start posting our waiver wire advice columns earlier in the week.
Most leagues have a 24-72 hour waiver period at the beginning of each week when no transactions can be finalized, giving everyone a chance to claim every player. If our waiver wire guidance column comes out after that time period, most of the good players are already claimed.
So this week we’re fixing that and now you can spend some time scouring the waiver wire while watching tonight’s Monday night game to see if there is anyone you want to claim.
Update: This week’s Fantasy Football 3-2-1 video has been posted:
The rules for appearing on this list are simple: the player must be owned in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues.
Since WR is typically the position most affected by the bye weeks, I’ve listed all of my WR waiver wire targets below. Head over to MSF Fantasy Sports to see my waiver wire targets at QB, RB, TE, and Defense.
Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets: WR
The Browns appear to be more committed to getting the ball into Cribbs’ hands on offense this year. He and Hillis have become the focal points. Cribbs has 8 receptions for 130+ yards over the last two weeks and he also gets carries in the Wildcat. Plus, there is always the chance for an explosive return (unless Cribbs’ new offensive role diminishes his return ability like it has for Devin Hester, a real possibility). Cribbs appears to be a solid flex play right now, especially in PPR leagues or leagues that count return yards.
Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys (30%)
It’s time to take notice of Roy Williams. One of the most disappointing receivers in all of football over the last few years has resurrected himself in 2010. Williams scored two TDs last week and should have three on the season (remember the last play of the Cowboys’ Week 1 game?).
Now, I wouldn’t get too crazy about a big day against the Texans – everyone is throwing on them this year – but Williams’ catch numbers have increased from 3 to 4 to 5 from Week 1 to Week 3 and Tony Romo clearly has more trust in him this season.
Brandon Lloyd, Denver Broncos (30%)
Lloyd makes me nervous because he’s been so inconsistent his whole career, but he now has two games already this season with 100+ receiving yards. Kyle Orton clearly trusts him and the Broncos clearly are going to throw, and throw often, in 2010. While Lloyd does have Jabar Gaffney, Eddie Royal, and the rookie Thomas to compete with him for catches, he’s now won that competition in two of the first three weeks this year. Sometimes you have to trust what you see. If you need WR help, Lloyd has to be a guy on your radar screen right now.
Louis Murphy, Oakland Raiders (28%)
I mentioned him last week in this space…and he went out and caught 5 balls for 119 yards. He plays well with Bruce Gradkowski, and Oakland has the Texans on the schedule next. This is a guy to grab and start immediately.
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints (11%)
Moore hasn’t been relevant from a fantasy perspective for almost two years now, so I’m not going to go crazy after one game. He is also a Saints WR, which means that his production is going to vary from week to week. But he does have a 900+ yard, 10 TD season on his resume (2008) so the potential is there. I’m not losing a waiver spot for him, but he’s a guy to keep an eye on.
As mentioned above, head over to MSF Fantasy Sports to see our complete list of waiver wire targets and to ask any questions.