As Week 3 of the season wrapped up, there were plenty of players out with injury, which may leave your fantasy football rosters looking a little different and potentially weaker. While it’s hard to bench your fantasy studs you drafted before the season began, the option of streaming players off the waiver wire could bode well for your success in your fantasy football league. It is always a better decision to weigh your options and play the player with a much better matchup than start the same guy every week hoping for a breakout game.
Read on for three fantasy football wide receiver “streamer” options for Week 4. Despite having late-round ADPs, these players have a great chance to carve out a bigger role moving forward, especially with the number of injuries plaguing starting wide receivers like Diontae Johnson, Tee Higgins and more.
Players must be owned in less than 50 percent of ESPN leagues to be included in the Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver streamers column. All ownerships for players will be provided and will reflect that of Wednesday morning, once waivers are processed.
Week 4 Fantasy Football WR Streamers
Tim Patrick | Denver Broncos vs. BAL (24.7%)
Tim Patrick made this week’s waiver wire pickups article and his value should only go up with both Jerry Jeudy and K.J Hamler out with injuries, leaving him as the clear WR2 behind Courtland Sutton. Patrick isn’t an explosive player by any means, but he is dependable enough in the Broncos offensive scheme to make some noise in fantasy. He also logged 76.1% of snaps last week. He’s only been targeted 13 times through three games, but Denver has faced some pretty horrible opponents and hasn’t necessarily had to depend on passing the ball that much yet.
They face the Ravens here in Week 4, which should be their biggest challenge yet. With the number of injuries sustained in Baltimore’s defense and Marlon Humprhey likely guarding Sutton all game, Patrick is in a great position to post his fourth straight double-digit fantasy football performance. The Ravens are allowing 35.4 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers so far.
Emmanuel Sanders | Buffalo Bills vs. HOU (36.4%)
Emmanuel Sanders has been included in the waiver wire pickups article two weeks in a row now and it’s for good reason. He seems to fit well in the Buffalo Bills offense, and Josh Allen has targeted him 20 times through the first three games. Last week against Washington, Sanders finally found the endzone not once but twice and caught 5-of-6 targets for 94 yards. He out-snapped Stefon Diggs by four snaps, being on the field 79.5% of the time and leading the team in that category.
The Bills offense looks like it’s returning to its dominant form from the 2020 season and the matchup only gets better as they face the Texans, who are currently surrendering over 30.8 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.
Terrace Marshall Jr. | Carolina Panthers at DAL (15.0%)
Terrace Marshall Jr. isn’t a pretty start by any means, considering he has yet to find the endzone or surpass double-digit fantasy points, but he has some serious upside against the Dallas secondary. It’s clear that Sam Darnold has come to like D.J Moore over all receivers and has kind of forgotten about Robby Anderson. Marshall has been targeted 14 times so far and is bound to find the endzone sooner or later. He played in 61.6% of snaps last week against Houston and should see similar results against a poor Dallas secondary, who are surrendering over 43.0 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers thus far.
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