Welcome to Wavier Wire Tuesday, week four edition.

The 2018 season is still in its early stages and already there are many questions that you need answers to when it comes to your lineup. This week is the beginning of the dreaded bye weeks in the NFL, luckily there are only two teams on a bye this week: Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.

The bye weeks will test your fantasy teams depth, your savvy of the waiver wire and your foresight to the weeks ahead.

Now, it's time to see which players I'm targetting this week on your waiver wires, as we've talked about, the waiver wire when used correctly, can be a deadly weapon to the success of your season.

The choice is yours and yours alone. Choose wisely, my friends.

Running Backs:

Nyheim Hines (IND, Owned in 9% of Leagues)

The Indianapolis Colts haven't been a juggernaut with Andrew Luck back under center but they're certainly better with him back there. The running game has been a bit of a mixed bag due to Marlon Mack's foot/hamstring issues and youngster Nyheim Hines could be an interesting play if you're playing in a PPR league. His yardage isn't there but he's been like a security blanket for Luck, a guy who he feels comfortable dumping the ball off to out of the backfield. With bye weeks here Hines could be a guy who might see a slight uptick in action as the Colts are playing the vaunted Houston Texans defensive front seven this week. This might mean that Luck'll be getting the ball out quick trying to beat the pass-rushers of the Texans, take a flyer on Hines if you need some help this week.

Jalen Richard (OAK, Owned: 5% of ESPN Leagues)

So far so good early in the season for Marshawn Lynch in the Oakland backfield with Doug Martin backing him up on the ground. However, the guy who's getting the touches through the air is Jalen Richard, he tied for the team lead in receptions in week three with six for 59 yards and this marks the second time in three weeks he's gotten double-digit fantasy points through the air. Much like Hines, if you're looking for a back that'll get you some PPR points, Richard could be your guy.

Wide Receivers:

Mike Williams (LAC, Owned in 33% of Leagues)

The Los Angeles Chargers have been known to sling the ball around through the air with Philip Rivers at quarterback, Keenan Allen is the clear-cut number one receiver but the team hadn't been able to come up with a solid number two, until now. Enter, Mike Williams, the second-year man out of Clemson had a career day on Sunday with four catches on seven targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns. This week, the Chargers are going up against a depleted San Fransisco 49ers team who just lost their franchise quarterback for the season and their top cornerback in Richard Sherman for a few weeks. Feel free to deploy all the Chargers weapons this week and grab Williams before someone else does.

Tyler Boyd (CIN, Owned in 24% of Leagues)

If you were paying attention last week and grabbed Tyler Boyd I hope you started him and reaped the benefits because did he have a day or what last week!? He caught six of seven targets for 132 yards and a touchdown as number one wide-out AJ Green left the game halfway through due to a groin injury. It was nice to see Boyd pick up the slack and I've been impressed with what I've seen from him all season long in this Bill Lazor led offense (Bengals OC). He ownership has jumped 23% in a week so there is still a good chance you can grab him, jump on the Boyd train for real this time!

Christian Kirk (ARI, Owned in 6% of Leagues)

The Arizona Cardinals are finally making a switch a quarterback, the Sam Bradford experiment has not worked out in the desert and it's time for the young gun Josh Rosen. Christian Kirk had a good rapport with Rosen in the preseason and we've seen the young wide receiver get better each week this season. Last week he had a team-best seven catches for 90 yards which were far and away the best on the team, I'm looking at him to continue to develop with Rosen as the season goes on and he might be worth taking a shot at.

Tight End:

Dallas Goedert (PHI, Owned in 2% of Leagues)

Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh said last week, "We have a talented player in Dallas, and we need to find more ways to get him involved," and more involved in the offense he was in week three! With Carson Wentz back under center for the Philidelphia Eagles, it was a good thing for the rookie tight end out of South Dakota State. The Eagles have been depleted in terms of their wide-outs so Wentz will be leaning more heavily on the tight ends, look for a lot of Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert moving forward in Philly. If you need a new option at tight end or need to replace a player on a bye, he might be worth your while when the Eagles face the Tennessee Titans this weekend.

Best of luck in week four!

 

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