Week 4 waiver-wire pickups and fantasy targets
It isn’t a standout week on the waiver wire, but there’s plenty of depth to scoop up. This is the time of year to keep cycling your bench and stashing high-upside players. Don’t waste your bench spots on low-ceiling underperformers or backup team defenses. There’s no value in that sort of strategy. Instead use your bench spots wisely with high ceiling options.
Remember, we cast a wide net every week in our waiver wire advice. Below you’ll see recommendations for shallow, regular, and deep leagues. Players are listed in order of priority and the suggested auction budget percentage is in parenthesis.
Keep in mind that some leagues may be more aggressive or conservative in terms of bidding, so know your league tendencies. Regardless of the size of your league, it’s suggested that you work your way down the list and prioritize the top players in your waiver claims for this week.
Shallow Leagues (8-10 teams)
Brandon Marshall, NYG (10-20%) — Marshall didn’t have a massive game in Week 3, but he did rack up double-digit targets.
Regular leagues (12 teams)
Eli Manning, NYG (5-8%) — Was Week 3 a sign of things to come for the Giants offense or an indictment of the Eagles secondary? Perhaps a bit of both, and Manning should be scooped up.