NFL Week 4 – Waiver Wire Essentials Report


Derek Carr has a JUICY Week 4 matchup against an invisible Bears pass defense

Derek Carr (Ownership: 19.8%)

For the second consecutive week, Derek Carr threw for more than 300 yards and multiple touchdowns while leading the Oakland Raiders to another win. The young and talented Raiders have a handful of weapons at their disposal including the highly targeted, Amari Cooper. In the initial week for byes, Carr sure does have a juicy matchup for those looking to stream a QB. The Raiders travel to Soldier field to take on the lowly Chicago Bears whom have let up at least 185 yards and a score to opposing QBs every week to date. Carr may prove to be a viable fantasy starter even later down the road and is definitely worthy of a roster spot.

Karlos Williams ((Ownership: 23.6%)

Run; don’t walk, to pick up Karlos Williams! The rookie out of Florida State gashed the Miami Dolphins for 110 yards rushing on just 12 carries. Furthermore, starting running back, LeSean McCoy injured his hamstring in the contest and admittedly suggested sitting out a game. If McCoy is sideline for any amount of games, Williams finds himself in an optimal situation as the lead back in a run heavy scheme. That’s not it though. In the ensuing four weeks before the Bills bye, Buffalo will face the Giants, Titans, Bengals, and Jaguars; all teams that have suffered against the run so far in 2015. So like I was saying, RUN!

Michael Vick (AVAILABLE)

Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the week three game against the Rams and diagnosed with a sprained MCL. Subsequently, Big Ben will miss the next 4 – 6 weeks. Enter Mike Vick, who hasn’t started a NFL game since week 12 last season with the New York Jets. The Steelers have a short week playing on Thursday night against the Ravens. However, after Week 4, Martavis Bryant will return to what already is a loaded offense. Even at Vick’s age, it’d be hard to believe the dual-threat quarterback can’t find some form of success with the weapons surrounding him.

Marvin Jones (Ownership: 19.4%)

After missing the entire 2014 season due to foot and ankle injuries, the Cal-product is back to take on the starting role opposite A.J. Green. So far in 2015, the results have been prosperous as Jones has 161 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions. Look for the good times to keep rolling as the Bengals host the Chiefs in week four. The Chiefs have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season.


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