Redraft Waiver Wire Week 4

In this weekly article Michael Stephenson (@DFF_Mste) and Andrew Mendoza (@DFF_LeGrand) focus on identifying players who are owned in less than 45% of redraft leagues, which are going to help your team win this week and every week to come! We will identify the guys you should be able to plug into your starting lineup without hesitation, as well as some bench stashes who could become starters in the coming weeks.

There will be no recommended FAAB spends in this article as those decisions always depend on your team’s needs.

Top Pick-ups

These guys have a chance to contend for your starting lineup this week

Tyler Boyd, WR, CIN

Ownership: ESPN 24%, Yahoo 16%

Week 4 @ ATL, Week 5 vs. MIA

I said last week that 1% owned Tyler Boyd was the best under the radar pick up in the league, and boy did he pay off. Boyd followed up his 6 rec/91 yard/1TD week 2 with 6 receptions for 126 yards and another TD on 7 targets. The Bengals have one of the kindest schedules in the NFL in the next 6 weeks. They do not come up against a top defense until after week 10. Andy Dalton has looked solid behind the Bengals rejuvenated O-line and Boyd has cemented his place as Dalton’s WR2.

Antonio Callaway, WR, CLE

Ownership: ESPN 17%, Yahoo 33%

Week 4 @ OAK, Week 5 vs. BAL

Antonio Callaway’s stock just keeps rising, in week 2 he had the bump of Josh Gordon being traded to the Patriots, elevating him to WR2 status. This past week he got a huge uptick at the quarterback position, which also led to him seeing double-digit targets for the first time in his short NFL career. Callaway was targeted 5 times by each quarterback in this game, his 5 Tyrod targets resulted in 1 catch for 2 yards. While he caught 4 of his 5 Mayfield targets for 18 yards. Though 4 for 18 is not an incredible return, the increase in accuracy from his QB is evident even in this small sample size, sign me up for 10 Baker Mayfield targets per week.

Geronimo Allison, WR, GB

Ownership: ESPN 34%, Yahoo 34%

Week 4 vs. BUF, Week 5 @ DET

How can anyone not like the upside of a receiver working with one of the all-time greats, Aaron Rodgers? Geronimo Allison has shown that he can be a consistent fantasy contributor by racking up 13 receptions on 18 targets for 209 yards and 2 TDs over the last three weeks. While Randall Cobb had a big outing in week one, weeks two and three, have proven stale while Allison has accounted for at least 60 yards in each of the first three games. While he has yet to produce WR2 worthy numbers, Allison’s production comfortably places him into flex consideration moving forward.

Ben Watson, TE, NO

Ownership: ESPN 29%, Yahoo 44%

Week 4 @ NYG, Week 5 vs. WSH

At the ripe old age of 37, Ben Watson remains an interesting specimen in his 15th season. Just last year with the Ravens, Watson posted a 61/522/4 line that suggests that he’s still got plenty left in the tank. Paired once again with Drew Brees, Watson finds himself in the same offensive system that led him to his most productive season in 2015 with an impressive 74/825/6 line. In week 3 @ ATL, Watson finally showed a glimpse of his massive potential by hauling in 5 of 6 targets for 71 yards. While there are a lot of mouths to feed in “The Big Easy,” the 6’3”, 251 lb tight end makes for an excellent red zone target for the ever efficient Drew Brees. With potential at a frustratingly thin position, Watson is a legitimate sleeper on a team with a prolific passing attack.

Chris Godwin, WR, TB

Ownership: ESPN 38%, Yahoo 41%

Week 4 @ CHI, Week 5 BYE

Maybe it’s the Fitzmagic, but second-year receiver Chris Godwin is quietly making a splash down in Tampa. In a week 3 Monday night showdown with Pittsburg, Godwin caught 5 of his 10 targets for 74 yards and a TD. With 171 yards and 3 TDs on the season, Godwin is proving to have excellent chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick and has established himself as a significant threat to Desean Jackson’s WR 2 status. While he did have some costly drops in Monday’s game (2 of which could have been TDs) let’s look on the bright side, he could have had two more TDs! With developing chemistry and targets flowing his way, Godwin’s potential as a weekly flex option and beyond is growing with every week.

Worth a shot

If these guys don’t go into your lineup this week, they have a chance to work their way in very soon.

Albert Wilson, WR, MIA

Ownership: ESPN 3%, Yahoo 1%

Week 4 @ NE, Week 5 @ CIN

Albert Wilson has now recorded a receiving touchdown in back to back games, but he also added a 52-yard passing touchdown this week. The Dolphins find themselves at 3-0 and have spent a lot of time ahead in games so far. This has led to them only having 75 pass attempts through 3 games (31st in the NFL). Wilson’s 11 targets on the season are almost 15% of the team’s target share. The Dolphins will inevitably see less friendly game scripts against New England and the high flying Bengals. If the Dolphins have to pass the ball 30-25 times, Wilson has WR2 upside.

Javorius Allen, RB, BAL

Ownership: ESPN 39%, Yahoo 26%

Week 4 @ PIT, Week 5 @ CLE

Allen has established himself as the goal-line option in Baltimore, he also took one of 4 targets to the house this past week. With trips to Pittsburgh and Cleveland in the next 2 weeks, goal-line opportunities should not be in short supply. Buck Allen is not going to get you a lot of yardage, but if you are short of a flex option, he has huge TD upside from what we have seen so far.

Christian Kirk, WR, ARI

Ownership: ESPN 6%, Yahoo 3%

Week 4 vs. SEA, Week 5 @ SF

Kirk’s role in this offense has grown from week to week, from 2 targets in week 1, to 5 targets last week, to lead the team in targets with 8 in week 3. Kirk is another receiver who has just received an uptick at the Quarterback position with rookie Josh Rosen officially named as the starter for Arizona for week 4.  

Ryan Grant, WR, IND

Ownership: ESPN 12%, Yahoo 4%

Week 4 vs. HOU, Week 5 @ NE

Ryan Grant came out of the gates swinging for the fences in week 1 with 8 catches on 9 targets for 59 yards vs. Cincinnati but only managed 2 catches on 2 targets for 30 yards in week 2. Hauling in the only TD for the Colts week 3 @ Washington, Grant has definite upside opposite of T.Y. Hilton, but it is yet to be seen whether or not his week one productivity was something to be expected or the product of Andrew Luck’s 53 passing attempts. Stay tuned and keep him an eye on him in weeks to come.

Thanks for reading. If you have any redraft questions feel free to find us on Twitter  and @DFF_MSte.

mstephenson

Editor and Director of #DFS content for @DFF_Dynasty and Writer for @DFF_Redraft.

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