2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire

by Herms

This article will look at the best available players on the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire. If you do not already, feel free to follow me on Twitter (@HermsNFL).

In case you missed it, I tried to tell you about a couple of these players on Sunday. To make sure you're not late to the party, check out my weekly waiver wire stashes article on the site every Sunday morning. But for those looking to catch up, there are still several potential difference makers out there on the waiver wire for you to scoop.

If you're a Fantasy manager looking for some immediate help for your lineup, you've come to the right place. Let's look at some of the best waiver wire pickups ahead of NFL Week 4.

2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire

Top Waiver Adds

Jamaal Williams, RB, Detroit Lions (61% rostered Yahoo / 44.3% rostered ESPN)

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Williams tops this list for the second week in a row. After another strong, near-25-point effort in Week 3, Williams solidified his status as a standalone Fantasy value. Moreover, Lions head coach Dan Campbell shared on Monday that running back D'Andre Swift may miss a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury, per Adam Schefter.

A higher priority waiver claim or larger portion of your FAAB budget will be required to grab Williams this week than it would have prior, but better late than never.

Khalil Herbert, RB, Chicago Bears (49% rostered Yahoo / 25.2% rostered ESPN)

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Staying in the NFC North, Herbert had himself a huge Week 3 and finished Sunday as the RB1 in Fantasy in relief of the injured David Montgomery. While it is still unclear if Montgomery will miss any time with his ankle injury, Herbert is a proven plug-and-play Fantasy option. Last year when Montgomery was sidelined from Week 5 to Week 8, Herbert was the RB18 in PPR scoring per FantasyPros.

Keep an eye on practice reports out of Chicago as the week evolves, but be sure to stash Herbert regardless.

Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings (55% rostered Yahoo / 37.1% rostered ESPN)

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We have another handcuff running back from the NFC North to round things out. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, starting running back Dalvin Cook is day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Should Cook miss any time at all, Mattison is a great pivot option for Fantasy managers.

The only thing stopping Mattison from being higher on this list is that he doesn't possess potential standalone value like Williams or Herbert. That said, what Mattison offers when the Vikings are down Cook is nothing short of great.

Zay Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (10% rostered Yahoo / 8.6% rostered ESPN)

After a poor showing in Week 2, Jones rebounded in a big way on Sunday with a double-digit target performance good for 24.5 PPR points. While the race for being the WR2 in the Jacksonville offense is still tight, the Battle of The Joneses is advantage Zay in every meaningful category.

Even beyond the raw numbers, Jones is tied with Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Detriot Lions as PFF's 16th-highest graded receiver through three weeks (min. ten targets).  If you didn't listen to me about Zay Jones two weeks ago, go ahead and do so now.

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (21% rostered Yahoo / 11.5% rostered ESPN)

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Would you have believed me if I had told you Tyler Conklin would be the TE3 in Fantasy by the end of Week 3 a month ago? In terms of target opportunity and points per game, Conklin is the store brand Travis Kelce. Just look at the numbers (via FantasyData):

  • 24 targets
  • 140 receiving yards
  • 12.7 PPR points per game

Even with the looming return of quarterback Zach Wilson, it's hard to imagine the Jets' offense would go away from a facet of their aerial attack that has paid dividends to date, thus making Conklin the top priority tight end add on the waiver wire.

Jared Goff, QB, Detroit Lions (45% rostered Yahoo / 30.7% rostered ESPN)

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While Sunday's divisional faceoff against Minnesota didn't go great for Goff, who finished as QB19 on the week entering Monday night, the Lions signal-caller still ranks eleventh in points per game and points overall on the year.

If you're looking for a safe streaming option in Week 4, Detroit draws the Seattle Seahawks next week, as I mentioned in my Week 3 stashes column on Saturday.

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