Week 4 in the NFL was a brutal one for many fantasy football owners with injuries starting to mount and a flood of bye weeks on the horizon. This week the Vikings, Steelers, Buccaneers, and Redskins get the week off but brace yourself for weeks eight and nine when six teams have a bye each week.
Hopefully, you were able to avoid the injury struggles that plagued many teams and were able to keep rolling along like the Denver offense. Whether you’re prepping for bye weeks, need a positional upgrade, or looking to add the final piece to your juggernaut–there is definitely plenty of help on most leagues waiver wire.
Each Tuesday right here on Fansided.com, you can find our top 10 waiver wire pickups for the coming week. Each week, I do my best to include at least one quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end as well as a team defense with a favorable matchup in case your streaming defenses or looking for a one-week fill in.
All players on the list or in the “best of the rest” are available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues as of Monday and their ownership percentages are included in parentheses. That means that some of the players on the list in the past (last week’s post available here) like Jordan Cameron, Julius Thomas, Kenbrell Thompkins, Bilal Powell, and Julian Edelman are no longer eligible to appear even though they still make good pickups if they’re available. If you’re not sure about your waiver claim and want some personalized advice, feel free to ask me on twitter @ZT_Sports or include the question in a comment at the bottom of the page. I’ll do my best to answer all your questions as quickly as possible.
All scoring references are from NFL.com’s default scoring which simply is used to give a common baseline to work from. Adjust appropriately your team and league scoring system.
Check out our top 10 for this week to get your roster the depth you’ll need going forward.
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