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2019 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Start, Stash and Stream

We’re back for the 2019 Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 4 Start, Stash and Stream, where we break down the Free Agent landscape and give you the best picks for the short and long haul. We’ll keep building on our Week 3 Waiver Wire momentum.

Per usual, think of this Waiver Wire set-up kind of like dating. In the first category, you’ve met “the one,” the love of your life, and you want to keep him/her forever. Those are your “Starts.”

Next, you have the person you’ve known for a while, but you find yourself asking: what are we? One week in, one week out, holding on for comfort and little else… they’re the “Stashes.” You just can’t quit them.

And then you have that Tinder date that serves a one-time purpose, most often leaving you feeling dirty and hopeless, but occasionally a solo home run. These are your “Streams.”

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With all that went down Week 3, here’s what we can use going forward.

Note – Ownership % based on Yahoo

Start

  1. Wayne Gallman Jr, RB New York Giants, (6% owned)
  2. Mecole Hardman, WR Kansas City Chiefs (49% owned)
  3. DJ Chark Jr, WR Jacksonville Jaguars, (41% owned)
  4. Daniel Jones, QB New York Giants, (17% owned)
  5. Will Dissly, TE Seattle Seahawks (45% owned)
  6. Phillip Dorsett, WR New England Patriots (32% owned)

The darling of the Week 4 Waiver Wire auction is going to be Wayne Gallman due to the lengthy injury of Saquon Barkley. After Barkley suffered the high ankle sprain, Gallman rushed 5 times for 13 yards as the team’s lead back. Gallman has been the starting RB twice in his career, going for 35 yards on 14 carries and catching 8 passes for 69 yards. The offense looks revitalized with the new QB, and you won’t find many starting RBs out there on the waiver wire.

Mecole Hardman was high on the list last week and he still sneaks in here just under 50%. Hardman caught two balls for 97 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 as the Chiefs offense continues to hum. He’s getting more familiar with the offense which only leaves more room to grow for Hardman.

DJ Chark is another guy still under the threshold that continues to put up points for his team. Chark caught 4 balls for 76 yards and a score on Thursday Night Football as new QB Gardner Minshew continues to grow with the offense. Chark is one of the more comfortable receivers for Minshew, and the Jags offense should get better as they play more together.

The Wolf kept getting QB questions this week about how to replace the losses of Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger. The consensus answer he gave was none other than Daniel Jones aka Danny Dimes himself. He responded with 336 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and added 28 rushing yards and 2 more scores not he ground. Good for 34 points. He’s brought life to the Giants offense, and has a group of talented offensive players around him. He won’t be scoring multiple rushing touchdowns every game, but he’s still talented enough to be a fantasy player you can use.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly put up another solid game for Seattle catching 6 balls for 62 yards and a score on 7 targets. The running game has struggled for Seattle as of late and Russ has been asked to do a lot through the air. Dissly has been a consistent weapon for Wilson, and next up comes a dream matchup against the Cardinals who have just been shredded by TEs this year with Greg Olsen for 6-75-2, Mark Andrews for 8-112-1, and TJ Hockenson for 6-131-1. Dissly is a lock TE1 this week.

We round out our Starts with Patriots WR  Phillip Dorsett who stepped up in the wake of Antonio Brown being cut and Julian Edelman’s chest injury. He caught 6 balls for 53 yards and a score on 7 targets against the Jets and is clearly one of the guys Brady 100% trusts in getting the ball to. Reports on Edelman are that he is fine, but if he’s not 100% then Dorsett could be asked to do more, especially if any injury (hand/back?) to Josh Gordon lingers into Week 4.

Stash

  1. Golden Tate, WR New York Giants (37% owned)
  2. Jeff Wilson Jr, RB San Francisco 49ers (4% owned)
  3. Ronald Jones II, RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25% owned)
  4. Rex Burkhead, RB New England Patriots (25% owned)
  5. Jamaal Williams, RB Green Bay Packers (9% owned)
  6. Chris Herndon, TE New York Jets (12% owned)

Giants WR Golden Tate has to wait one more week to join in on the Danny Dimes fiasco, but when he does he’ll immediately become the WR1 for New York’s offense. Obviously don’t start him this week, but as soon as he returns to game action he can be put in your lineup.

As much as I hate the man (being a Matt Breida owner) Jeff Wilson Jr offers value with his goal line role in San Francisco. As soon as the 49ers get down into the red zone and goal line, Wilson comes plodding into the game to suck up Breida’s value and touchdowns. Last week he rushed 10 times for 34 yards and 2 scores. This week, 8 carries for 18 yards and two more scores. He’s a glorified vulture for a team that’s exceeding expectations at 3-0 right now.

CJay’s boy Ronald Jones II is back once again after leading Tampa Bay in carries Week 3. He ran 14 times for 80 yards and added a 41 yard catch to his stats. He’s easily the most skilled back on the Bucs roster, and he’s molding into a complete NFL back for a sometimes dangerous offense.

Rex Burkhead is like a Swiss Army knife in the Patriots offense, doing a little bit of everything for the team. Lead back Sony Michel has struggled so far this year with two games now rushing for just about 1.0 YPC. In the Patriots dominance he managed to rush 11 times for 47 yards and a score while adding 6 catches for 22 yards with James White out for this week’s game. White’s return will take some targets away from Burkhead, but the offense’s ability to put teams away will give more chances to Burkhead.

For some reason Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is hell bent on giving snaps to Jamaal Williams over Aaron Jones which makes no sense but whatever. He rushed 12 times (to Jones’ 10) for 59 yards and caught 2 passes for 27 yards. Luckily Jones got 2 rushing touchdowns on the day, but Williams is still lurking around thanks to his idiot head coach.

If you have a solid TE1 and want to stash Chris Herndon, he will return from his suspension in Week 6. Sam Darnold is expected to return to action Week 5 and the Jets’ offense should wake up after the bye week when Darnold returns. Solid stash for a very tough and unpredictable position.

Stream

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers D/ST (18% owned)
  2. Indianapolis Colts D/ST (14% owned)
  3. Jacoby Brissett, QB Indianapolis Colts (20% owned)
  4. Kyle Allen, QB Carolina Panthers (3% owned)

Despite the loss, Pittsburgh‘s defense played exceptionally well forcing Jimmy Garoppolo and the 49ers offense into five turnovers. Their next game is at home against the Bengals on Monday Night Football.

The Colts are another defensive streamer to monitor playing the Raiders at home. Since scoring 24 points in Week 1, Oakland hasn’t scored more than 14 points in a game.

Speaking of Colts, QB Jacoby Brissett is quietly sneaking into fantasy QB territory with his play. He broke 300 passing yards Sunday and added 2 scores to that tally. A date with Oakland’s secondary is very favorable for Brissett and hopefully TY Hilton can suit up to make it even better.

Kyle Allen was discussed on the Week 3 Fantasy Tailgate show and played in DraftKings by The Wolf… it seems like that guy knows what he’s talking about. He responded by throwing four touchdowns and scoring 24 fantasy points in trashbag Cam Newton’s absence. He gets another Swiss cheese defense in the Texans, who are letting up the ninth most points to QBs. Newton is already out for Week 4.

What do you think of JimboSlice’s Waiver Picks? Let him hear it. Plus, catch The Wolf’s thoughts on where these guys all slide in, and get any Waiver Wire questions answered LIVE during his Week 3 Rankings Rundown tonight @ 7pm.

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