Week 4 PPR WR/TE Sleepers
As we come to the end on week 3 in this NFL season, injuries are starting to affect fantasy teams all around. With many teams on their bye weeks as well, it is my job to give you the best advice for up and coming receivers and tight ends that can help fantasy owners in PPR format leagues. As everyone knows, WR and TE are very important to fantasy owners in PPR leagues. This makes it crucial to find those under the radar guys during waivers each week. Don't miss out on the next big thing.
Heading into week 4
All players on my list are owned in less than 30% of ESPN Leagues
Eddie Royal - Wide Reciever - San Diego Chargers (3.2% owned)
The quick and shifty Eddie Royal turned in a very solid week 3 performance with 4 catches for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was used often in the chargers screen game which the chargers looked to utilize his quickness. With the recent injuries to Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews, look for the San Diego Chargers to throw the ball more in week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are currently tied for the most touchdown passes given up on defense and are last in the league in passing yards allowed. As you can see, defense is not much of a thing in Jacksonville. Eddie Royal also is known for his great starts to NFL seasons so you better get him now while he's hot.
Markus Wheaton - Wide Receiver - Pittsburg Steelers (23% owned)
Did anyone see what happened to the Tampa Bay's defense in week 3? Did anyone see what Pittsburg's offense did last week? The bucs defense was destroyed in the air by Matt Ryan in week 3. Expect something similar next week as the Steelers turned in a great offensive performance against a great panther's defense. Markus Wheaton is still the number 2 receiving option in Pittsburg. He will get plenty of targets in week 4 as well. Being so quick and shifty, Wheaton is a very tough guy to cover. Do yourself a favor and give this guy a chance in week 4 as many are needing a WR with 6 teams on bye week in week 4.
Jordan Matthews - Wide Receiver - Philadelphia Eagles (3.7% owned)
Jordan Matthews had a fantastic week 3 with 8 catches for 59 yards and 2 touchdowns. Struggling to catch the ball consistently in preseason, that problem has gone away it seems like. Yes, the number 1 target in Philly is Jeremy Maclin but with the recent struggles of Riley Cooper; Matthews is making a case to be the teams number 2 WR. The eagles have one of the best scoring offenses as well, so you better get one of their top weapons while you can. Look for the former Vanderbilt star to put up points each week as he continues to make the most of his opportunities. Especially against a 49ers defense who is struggling against the pass so far this season.
Niles Paul - Tight End - Washington Redskins (7.3% owned)
Why is Niles owned in only 7.3% of leagues? Is 3 straight games with at least 60 yards not good enough for you that are looking for tight ends? Niles Paul is currently 7th in points in most PPR formats. I truly think this guy can be your starting TE going forward. Jordan Reed is still hurt and Niles seems to be taking the job and running with it. He will also be facing a weak giant's defense this week while his QB Cousins looks to continue is success this year. Do yourself a favor and finally pick this guy up.
Travis Kelce - Tight End - Kansas City Chiefs (11.4% owned)
Travis is another one of my guys that continues to be on my waiver pick up list. But why again is he only owned in 11.4% of leagues? People who are struggling to find a TE or have Julius Thomas on bye week, grab Travis Kelce if you still can. This guy continues to impress me, having 3 catches for 36 yards and a touchdown in week 3. Kelce is currently sitting around the 10th most points for tight ends in most PPR formats. He is also improving each week and it actually seems like Andy Reid has found his new secret weapon. Look for Travis Kelce to try and outplay his playing style lookalike Rob Gronkowski on Monday night against the Patriots.
Larry Donnell - Tight End - New York Giants (3.1% owned)
It really amazes me how guys like Niles Paul, Travis Kelce, and Larry Donnell continue to sit on the waiver wire. Larry has 5 or more catches each of the first 3 weeks of the NFL season and has 1 touchdown. The Giant's offense actually looked great in week 3 as well. Facing a struggling pass defense of the Washington Redskins, give Larry Donnell a chance in your lineup. He can contribute to your lineup week to week going forward I do believe. Do yourself a favor and give this guy a chance.
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