Fantasy Football Week 4: “Waiver Wire Wonders”
This year has to be one of the most unpredictable years of fantasy football I have been apart of. Predicting success has really gotten hard, but things will start to smooth out after the amazing amount of injuries that have hit the NFL and fantasy teams early on this week. This week saw some big performances by what I’m calling “The Who’s?” Let’s take a look at this weeks “Waiver Wire Wonders.”
Sep 21, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) runs out of the pocket in the fourth quarter of their game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field. The Colts won 44-17. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
QB – Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars
Gus Bradley, his head coach, finally gave him the nod and put Chad Henne out to pasture. Bortles came in for Henne in Week 3 and threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 30 yards rushing. The Jaguars will be playing from behind the rest of the season and that will lead to lots of opportunities for Bortles threw the air. He’s worth a serious look in fantasy football leagues that use two quarterbacks especially.
RB -Lorenzo Taliaferro, Baltimore Ravens
Another rookie makes the list and in Baltimore I believe we have seen a change at the running back position. The talented Taliaferro looks like he will be taking over the Ravens backfield as Bernard Peirce hasn’t been very effective in the first three weeks; he missed last week with an injury. With increased playing time, Taliaferro had 18 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown this past week. His arrow and usage are pointing up, so if you haven’t yet, give him a look.
WR – Miles Austin, Cleveland Browns
Yes, Miles Austin is still playing and he has been solid for the Browns to this point in the season. Austin, who at one point was thought to be a likely training camp casualty, is now one of he top options in Cleveland. Austin is at least worth a pickup to get you through the bye weeks starting this week, he’s owned in only 11% of yahoo.com fantasy football leagues.
TE- Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
Cook will see some action in the terms of being added after a solid game in Week 3. The ultra athletic tight end could finally have a quarterback to get him the ball. He is on a bye for Week 4, but this may be the time to strike before other inevitably do. He is worth an add as the Rams will look to get him more involved going forward. Cook is owned in 17% of yahoo.com fantasy football leagues.
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