2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire Stashes

by Herms
2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire Stashes

As the injury bug bites the rosters of many fantasy managers, this weekend's waiver stashes are more important than previously expected. Fortunately, Fantasy Six Pack is here to help. This article will examine some of the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire Stashes you need on your rosters.

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A whirlwind of hurt struck lineups everywhere, with players like Amon-Ra St. Brown, Michael Thomas, D'Andre Swift, and David Montgomery already ruled out for Week 4, just to name a few. Hopefully, this article will aid in filling the void created by the onslaught of bad news. Let's dive in!

2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire Stashes

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Top Quarterback Adds

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (41% rostered Yahoo / 27.3% rostered ESPN)

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Despite missing the aforementioned St. Brown and Swift from the offense, Goff and the Lions get the putrid Seattle Seahawks in Week 4. Thus far in 2022, Seattle is second-worst in the NFL in pass coverage versus receivers and overall defensive grading per Pro Football Focus (PFF). While Week 3 was difficult for Goff, the Lions signal-caller still ranks eleventh points overall on the year.

There is reason to believe the fantasy ceiling will be capped for him sans St. Brown in this matchup. But the generally safe floor makes Goff a "break glass in case of emergency"-type streaming option this week.

Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers (5% rostered Yahoo / 4% rostered ESPN)

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I talked about this behind the paywall on the regular waiver wire column that was published on Tuesday. The Steelers' offense is a flat, ineffective unit with Mitchell Trubisky under center. As an objective football observer and subjective diehard fan of the team, it's difficult for me to see Trubisky surviving the month of October as the starter.

Pickett's preseason performance in a stripped-down, "dink-and-dunk" version of the offense is exactly what this team needs. I believe he'll be the starter sooner rather than later. If you play in a superflex league and need QB help, throw the rookie onto your bench and play the waiting game.

Top Running Back Adds

Tyler Allgeier, RB, Atlanta Falcons (15% rostered Yahoo / 16.7% rostered ESPN)

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As of this writing, we're not sure if Cordarrelle Patterson will suit up on Sunday. The Falcons are going up against the Cleveland Browns, PFF's fifth-worst graded run defense in the NFL, and Football Outsiders' seventh-worst in run defense DVOA.

The rookie out of BYU hasn't received a ton of opportunity this season to date. And yet, it's pretty clear that Allgeier is the next in line for touches, according to FantasyData. Should Patterson miss Sunday's bout against Cleveland, Allgeier would be an interesting flex option in a favorable matchup.

Brian Robinson Jr., RB, Washington Commanders (53% rostered Yahoo / 37.3% rostered ESPN)

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I made it a point of emphasis to mention Robinson Jr. as a stash ahead of Week 1 almost a month ago. I shared an anecdote from Ben Standig of The Athletic around that time that Robinson Jr. is “expected to have a significant role in the offense” upon his return from rehabbing a gunshot wound to his leg (article behind paywall).

The latest news on the Robinson Jr. front is that he is coming along well and will be re-evaluated by the team after Week 4's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. His return is not exactly imminent. But fantasy managers should have the rookie on their bench (or stashed in their IR spot) before it's too late. Once news breaks that Robinson Jr. is back in action, it will be considerably more difficult to acquire him.

Top Wide Receiver Adds

DJ Chark, WR, Detroit Lions (42% rostered on Yahoo / 46.5% rostered ESPN)

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Without Amon-Ra St. Brown in the lineup, Chark is the next man up to be the focal point for the Lions' passing attack on Sunday in what should be a tremendously rich opportunity. Without repeating too much of the same logic previously applied for why Jared Goff is a good streaming option at quarterback, fantasy managers should feel decent about Chark. He's a lukewarm flex option with a relatively interesting upside.

[Author's Note: Chark has since been ruled out for Sunday's contest. His teammate Josh Reynolds (16% rostered on Yahoo/4.5% rostered on ESPN) honestly should have been the suggestion all along since he has been more effective than Chark this season. As such, I would recommend Reynolds as much as I recommended Chark.]

Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals (17% rostered Yahoo / 21.4% rostered ESPN)

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I promised in last week's stashes article that I wouldn't talk about Greg Dortch anymore, but I made no such promises about discussing Moore. For more information about what makes Moore or whoever plays the primary slot role in the Arizona offense an extremely valuable fantasy asset, check out this piece I wrote over at Football Absurdity. Now that it seems Moore is getting right in terms of his recovery from his hamstring injury, fantasy managers everywhere should scoop him up before it's too late.

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