Week 3 is in the books, with Week 4 games approaching, fantasy owners will have to be active on the waiver wire with injuries and bye weeks playing a factor now. When looking at the waiver wire, fantasy owners must try and find the best value available. The waiver wire can make or break someone's season, making it crucial to find fantasy football sleeper plays. This list of sleepers will be based off of matchup and projected game plan for week 4 of the NFL season.
Tyrod Taylor- Not much of a sleeper anymore, Tyrod Taylor has had early success as a starting QB through the first 3 weeks of the season. Currently under 50% owned in ESPN, Tyrod is currently 6th in points at the QB position.With the ability to get the ball down the field and gather rushing stats as well, Tyrod has a good chance at being a top 10 fantasy QB this season which is great value for fantasy owners who take a chance on him. If he is available and you are struggling to find a QB, Tyrod Taylor is the player to go with.
Karlos Williams- Three straight games with a touchdown and McCoy battling hamstring issues, Karlos Williams could be the waiver wire pick up of the week for fantasy owners. The Bills are a run first team and will look to keep that going. Williams is currently second on the Bills running back depth chart, but he is still seeing opportunities to produce each week so far. If McCoy misses week 4, look for Karlos Williams to be a very solid option at running back for majority of fantasy leagues.
Lance Dunbar- Currently third on the cowboys crowded running back depth chart, Dunbar has been used a solid amount in the Cowboys passing game. With over 200 yards receiving through three games, Dunbar has great value for PPR leavgue formats with his ability to catch the ball. Dunbar will not see many carries but should see a solid amount of passes his way week to week. Look for Dunbar on the waiver wire as he is only owned in 13% of fantasy leagues on ESPN.
Marvin Jones- Two seasons ago, Marvin Jones was a very solid producer in fantasy football. After missing last year due to injury, Marvin Jones is showing that he can produce for fantasy owners once again. With back to back games with a touchdown, Marvin Jones is proving to be a reliable target for a currently hot Bengals offense. The Bengals will take on the Chiefs in week 4 who have been struggling against the pass over the last two games. Look for the Bengals to take shots down the field with a young and inexperienced Chiefs secondary.
Allen Hurns- Last season, Hurns was a hit or miss fantasy option, showing no consistency. Through the first three games of the season though, Allen Hurns has at least 60 yards in each game. The Jaguars will face the Colts in week 4, so expect the Jaguars to play catchup late in the game and take deep shots down the field during garbage time. If Allen Hurns can get his touchdown ratio higher, he could be a solid flex play for fantasy owners battling bye weeks and injuries. Allen Hurns is a player for fantasy owners to watch in deeper league formats.
Charles Clay- Currently only 14% owned on ESPN, Charles Clay could be a steal at the tight end position for fantasy owners. Currently 10th in points at the tight end position, Clay should be a reliable target in the red zone for Tyrod Taylor all season. That is already showing with Clay having back to back games with a touchdown catch along with having over 80 yards receiving last week. He will get a favorable matchup in week 4 against a average at best New York Giants defense. Look for Clay to keep producing this season.
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