Jamison Crowder, Chuba Hubbard
Jamison Crowder, Chuba Hubbard

The top Week 4 fantasy football waiver wire pickups

Navigating the waiver wire is incredibly important to fantasy football success—even if you’re a frustrated New York Jets fan.

Although there isn’t much happening with the Jets offense, the team still matters as it relates to the fantasy football waiver wire. Those 16-team leagues featuring owners scouring the wire are always in dire need of extra bodies, for instance.

Week 4’s best fantasy football waiver wire pickups feature a mix of young and old, big-name and emerging. Plus, one Jets wide receiver is worth keeping an eye on as Week 4 turns into Week 5.

All roster percentages are from Yahoo.

Quarterback

Taylor Heinicke (6% Rostered)

Replacing former Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (due to injury), Taylor Heinicke has stepped in and done a respectable job – especially from a fantasy football perspective.

This week, he faces the Atlanta Falcons, who are giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Heinicke should step in and excel.

Running Back

Chuba Hubbard (26% Rostered)

Christian McCaffrey suffered a hamstring injury on Thursday night, and it was Chuba Hubbard who saw the bulk of the snaps in CMC’s absence for the Panthers. CMC’s injury may keep him out multiple weeks, so Hubbard is a must-add in all formats.

Zack Moss (54% Rostered)

Zack Moss is cutting it close to the edge, but if he’s available in your league, he should be added. After missing Week 1 due to personal reasons, Moss has scored three touchdowns in two weeks for Buffalo.

He seems to be the primary red zone back for a Bills offense that should continue to see plenty of success this season.

Wide Receiver

Tim Patrick (23% Rostered)

Since Jerry Jeudy went down with an injury, Tim Patrick has once again stepped up to the plate and delivered. He’s scored over 10 fantasy points every week this season and has two touchdowns on the year.

He’s a favorite red-zone target of Teddy Bridgewater and should continue to see this type of role until Jeudy returns.

A.J. Green (15% Rostered)

A blast from the past. A.J. Green looks like he still has it, coming up big for Arizona in back-to-back weeks. Last week Green scored a touchdown, while this week he surpassed 100 yards as Nuk played decoy in the Cardinals offense.

In a tough matchup against the Rams in Week 4, I think Green will benefit with an easier assignment and could be a good spot-starter this season if he continues this pace.

Emmanuel Sanders (26% Rostered)

Emmanuel Sanders broke out in a big way in Week 3, scoring twice and nearly eclipsing 100 yards. He’s received at least six targets per game this season, which is enough to be a potential spot-starter for a player on a bye week.

Sanders may not be the most reliable option for fantasy football, but he receives plenty of opportunity in a good offense.

Keep an eye on: Jamison Crowder (19% Rostered)

Quite honestly, no Jets player deserves an add this week. Then again, the upgrade that would be Jamison Crowder over Braxton Berrios is one that cannot be ignored.

Crowder has yet to play this season. If he does indeed return to practice Wednesday in Florham Park, fantasy football players should keep an eye on the veteran slot weapon via watch list or scout team.

Tight End

Mike Gesicki (56% Rostered)

Mike Gesicki is another player who cuts it close to not qualifying for this list. With Jacoby Brissett taking over for the injured Tua Tagovailoa, it was the Jaylen Waddle and Mike Gesicki show – at least in terms of targets.

Gesicki is an uber-athletic tight end who should find his stride this season. He is a must-add, in my opinion.

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Thomas Christopher is an avid sports fan, mixed martial artist, big fantasy football player and Rex Ryan stan. He's also one of Jets X-Factor's breaking news writers. Email: tpascar@yahoo.com

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