2023 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire

by Dylan Clemons
2023 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire

Hello Fantasy nerds! NFL Week 3 has wrapped up, which means it is to discuss the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire!

What a wild ride Week 3 was. We had some tough injuries that went down including Mike Williams of the Los Angeles Chargers tearing his ACL. We also had Derek Carr go down with a shoulder injury which could cause him to miss time.

I will be here every week helping to decipher what players are one-week surprises and which players can add value to your squad moving forward.

In this article, we will be targeting players on the waiver wire who are under 50% owned on the FantasyPros consensus roster percentage.

At this point in the season, we are starting to get larger sample times, so it can make it hard to find that waiver wire darling. I am here to help with that. Now let's jump into the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire!

2023 Fantasy Football Week 4 Waiver Wire

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Top Waiver Adds

Tank Dell, WR, Houston Texans (26.8% Rostered)

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Tank Dell was my top wide receiver last week behind the paywall, so if you aren't a Fantasy Six Pack subscriber you missed it. If he still happens to be on the waiver wire he is a must add this week after the chemistry we have seen him and CJ Stroud have.

Dell has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks, however, that isn't the main reason why we want him. It's the volume he has been getting in this offense. Over the past two games, Dell has caught 12 of his 17 targets for 217 yards and finished as a top-20 wide receiver in both of those weeks.

The Texans take on the Pittsburgh Steelers this week and the Steelers have been bad against opposing wide receivers. According to fantasypros, the Steelers allow the fifth most fantasy points to the position. Pick Dell up this week, and start him.

De'Von Achane, RB, Miami Dolphins (28.3%)

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Achane was inactive in Week 1 due to an injury. In Week 2 Achane had one carry for five yards finishing as RB62. Then Week 3 happens and Achane just blows up and the Dolphins put up 70 points. Yup, that isn't a typo, 70 points. You want a piece of this offense if you don't have one already.

Achane played 30 snaps in this one while Raheem Mostert led the backfield in snaps with 37, and they combined to score six touchdowns. Achane scored two himself while rushing the ball 18 times for 203 yards. The rookie is fast and explosive and is a great fit in this Mike McDaniel offense.

After what we saw this past week, Achane deserves to be rostered in all formats. If you can sit him on your bench for a week and see if he can do it again, that would be best but could start him in a pinch.

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Kansas City Chiefs (49.5%)

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The waiver wire has seemed to thin out already and it's only Week 3. Jerick McKinnon makes the list this week after scoring two receiving touchdowns and finishing as a top-8 running back.

You want a piece of this Chiefs offense that just had a get-right game against a porous Bears defense. Last season we saw McKinnon get on a touchdown hot streak and some fantasy owners were able to ride him to fantasy championships as he finished with 10 total touchdowns.

The matchup for McKinnon and the Chiefs is a tough one as they are taking on a tough Jets defense. However, McKinnon thrives in the passing game, and the Jets have allowed the fourth most receptions to opposing running backs this season. It might not be pretty, but if you're struggling with injuries, you can plug McKinnon in your lineup.

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Ezekiel Elliott, RB, New England Patriots (45.1%)

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With Rhamondre Stevenson struggling to get anything going last week for the Pats, it was Ezekiel Elliott who was the best running back in the backfield in Week 3. Zeke only played 37% of the snaps but saw 16 carries for 80 yards and finished as a top-20 RB for the first time this season.

Elliott isn't the Zeke of old but he can still get the job done a bit. He could be a solid depth piece for your team, as he should continue to see work. Plus the Patriots get the Cowboys this week, and if you believe in the revenge game narrative this is the play for you.

Joshua Palmer/Quentin Johnston, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (1.4 %/39% )

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We talked about the terrible Mike Williams news at the top of this article. Now, Joshua Palmer and Quentin Johnson have now entered the fold.

Let's start with the veteran Plamer who we have seen produce when called upon in the past. last season he had six games in which he finished as a top-36 wide receiver plus finishing as a top-12 wideout twice. This season he is already making his presence felt in the red zone seeing three targets already which is the 11th most in the NFL.

Now the rookie first-round out of TCU is Quentin Johnston. We have yet to see him do much on the field this season seeing just five targets. He will now get his opportunity to show why he was drafted in the first round. Johnston is in the 98th percentile in burst score on playerprofiler.com. Get the ball in his hands and let him go.

It is a solid matchup for both of these wideouts as well as they take on the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to the wide receiver position. I think you can start Palmer and feel alright about it. But Johnston however, I would wait a week and see how things play out.

Luke Musgrave, TE, Green Bay Packers (15.7% Rostered)

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I think we can put the rookie tight ends don't produce for fantasy football bit to bed for this season. There are two rookies in the top-12 right now. One is Sam LaPorta who is the number 2 ranked tight end, and Luke Musgrave who is the 12th best tight end thus far.

Musgrave has yet to find the endzone this season and has finished as a top-10 tight end in both weeks. Plus, the matchup against the Lions this week is a great one. The Lions have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season at just under 15 fantasy points per game. Pick Musgrave up and start him this week.

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