On to Week 4 we go after what has been a crazy and unpredictable start to the NFL season. The injury bug has struck us early this year, so to prepare for this week's action and help you fill any roster holes you may have, @K_H_Ray, @ZTwiceFF, & @MattFFDynasty bring you some of the key guys you need to be targeting on your waiver wire, and a rough guide on what percentage of your FAAB budget to spend on them.
(Rostership % via NFLFantasy)
Waiver Target Of The Week
Chuba Hubbard | RB | CAR (2.1% Rostership - 25% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
Last season when CMC missed time due to injury, Mike Davis stepped in and finished the season as the RB12 (PPR). So there is no wonder everyone is going crazy for Hubbard after the Week 3 hamstring injury to CMC in the 2nd quarter. Hubbard finished that game with 11 carries for 52 yards and 3 receptions for 27 yards and will now likely take on the lead role while CMC is out for a few weeks. Don’t get cute with this one and grab Hubbard where you can given the fantasy success we know this backfield can give us.
Christian Kirk | WR | ARI (2.6% Rostership - 12% FAAB Recommendation) (@MattFFDynasty)
Kirk has made a hot start to the season but it's gone under the radar slightly with all the hype around rookie WR Rondale Moore. Kirk actually leads the Cardinals in Air Yards with 30% of total team Air Yards and an average depth of target of 17.1 yards (96%tile in the NFL). He’s converted that into 239 yards and 2 TDs already in his first 3 games and he’s someone you should look to pick up as WR depth on this high tempo, air raid ARI offense.
Jakobi Meyers | WR | NE (13.4% Rostership - 10% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_Ray)
Now may be the time to invest in Jakobi Meyers. He made our waiver pick-ups after Week 1. Since then he has recorded 13 receptions on 20 targets and been the most consistent Patriots receiver through three weeks. Most recently against the Saints, Mac Jones looked Meyers' way 14 times (9 rec, 14 targets, 94 yards). Just wait till he starts scoring TDs! Jump on the Pats leader in target share (24%) and snaps played (95%) before everyone catches on.
Payton Barber | RB | LV (0.4% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@K_H_Ray)
Let's be honest, this is not a "sexy" pickup. But in the two games that Josh Jacobs has missed, the Raiders have stuck to their RBBC resulting in decent numbers for Barber. In Week 3, the journeyman RB rushed 23 times for 111 yards and a score. They even worked him into the passing game with 3 receptions for 31 yards. His production is purely dependent on Jacobs' availability, but grab him for cheap if you're a Jacobs owner or as an add n' trade.
Hunter Renfrow | WR | LV (1% Rostership - 3% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
So far this season the Raiders have the best passing offense in the NFL led by Derek Carr. Waller has been heavily targeted and so has Hunter Renfrow. He's had 5+ targets in every game this season, with a floor that seems about 5 catches for 50 yards. For a plug-in option that you can get for close to nothing, that is great, especially considering his sneaky upside if he scores.
Sam Darnold| QB | NYJ (3% Rostership - 2% FAAB Recommendation) (@ZTwiceFF)
Darnold has looked like the QB he was touted to be coming out of USC through three games in his new home. This Panthers team looks like a playoff contender and Darnold is looking like a streamable QB option. He has thrown for more than 275 in every game and showed some rushing floor upside with two TDs on the ground last week. This week against Dallas he has plenty of potential in a likely shootout against an exploitable defense.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to keep an eye out for both our weekly articles, Tuesday Waiver Stargazing & Wednesday Start/Sit and Waiver Recap with the @FF_Astronauts. Follow @K_H_Ray, @ZTwiceFF, & @MattFFDynasty on Twitter for more Fantasy Football content throughout the season, and hit us up with any of your Start/Sit or Waiver questions.