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NFL Week 4 Waiver Wire: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

Ray offers some players to target on your league waiver wire this week, including Travis Kelce, Kelvin Benjamin, Brandin Cooks and others.

Joel Auerbach

I wrote up the Week 4 waiver wire selections for quarterbacks and running backs earlier this morning, and tonight, I provide you with some wide receivers and tight ends to take a look at should you have a player on a bye week this week.

Week 4 of the NFL season brings us the first of many bye weeks, and here is a list of teams who will have a week off this week:




St. Louis



Let's take a look at some wide receivers and tight ends you should target on your league waiver wire in Week 4:

Wide Receivers

Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers

Benjamin had his best game of his young career on Sunday Night football, catching 8 of 11 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers loss to the Steelers. He has been the recipient of at least 8 targets in each of the Panthers first three games, and has two games of 92 yards or more thus far.

Jeremy Kerley, Jets

Kerley caught 7 of his 11 targets for 81 yards and a score in the Jets Monday Night loss to the Bears. He has seen his targets increase from 5 in Week 1 to 8 in Week 2 to 11 in Week 3, so he could be forming some chemistry with young QB Geno Smith.

Brandin Cooks, Saints

Cooks had his best game of the season on Sunday, catching 8 of 10 targets for 74 yards in the Saints 20-9 win over the Vikings. On the season, he has caught 18 of his 24 targets for 168 yards and a score, and appears to be taking targets away from Marques Colston, who has been almost invisible in the Saints passing game the last two weeks. Colston has seen just 5 targets in the last two weeks

Andrew Hawkins, Browns

Hawkins caught 7 of his 10 targets for 87 yards in the Browns 23-21 loss to the Ravens. He has seen double digit targets in each of the Browns first three games, and has caught at least six passes for 70 yards in each game as well.

Jordan Matthews, Eagles

Matthews had a breakout game on Sunday, catching 8 passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns in the shootout at the Linc. Matthews was not a big part of the Eagles passing game until last week, so it remains to be seen if he becomes a bigger part of their offense or not. But, the fact that the Eagles offense is so explosive, he is worth a waiver wire add as a spec play.

Tight Ends

Owen Daniels, Ravens

Now that Dennis Pitta is out for the season with a hip injury, Daniel's stock soars this week. Daniels should see more targets in the Ravens passing game going forward, and already has two touchdown receptions, so QB Joe Flacco already appears comfortable throwing to him in the red zone.

Travis Kelce, Chiefs

Kelce scored his first career touchdown on Sunday in the Chiefs win in Miami, and he could become one of Alex Smith's main targets in the red zone should Jamaal Charles continue to nurse the ankle injury and Dwayne Bowe continue to be non-existent in the Chiefs passing game.

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