After just three weeks of NFL action in this 2023 season, we have found some solid gems this week. Clever fantasy managers would need to plan and strategize stashing some of these players. When handling injuries and the upcoming bye weeks trends start occurring, so we need to pick players up if not for depth pieces in the upcoming weeks. Welcome to the 2023 IDP Football Week 4 Waiver Wire! In this installment, we will provide you talking points and a list of Week 4 waiver wire players to consider adding to your roster.
It becomes increasingly evident which players are likely to provide consistent performance and which ones might be mere flashes in the pan. In this article, I’d like to show you a few things on what to look for, which will allow you to assess which teams in our league are strong contenders for a successful season and which ones have had a slower start.
From my perspective, as the Fantasy Football season unfolds, particularly in IDP platforms, the initial three weeks provide valuable insights into player consistency and how they fit into their team's defensive schemes. Being proactive in understanding these dynamics before your fellow league members can give you a significant edge.
Injuries have unfortunately plagued this season, as they do every year. I've had to deal with several injuries myself, including the loss of Shaq Thompson for the entire season and the absence of for the past few weeks. While these injuries can be challenging, maintaining vigilance on the waiver wire can still offer opportunities for improvement. Remember, it's still early in the season.
2023 IDP Football Week 4 Waiver Wire
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Kamu Grugier-Hill, LB, Carolina Panthers (6% Rostered)
Opportunity is king in IDP. Grugier-Hill replaced Shaq Thompson, who suffered a season-ending injury during Week 3 and contributed 10 tackles (7 solo tackles and 3 assists).
For the rest of the season, he will be a solid start for teams in need of linebackers.
#Hawaii's Kamu Grugier-Hill notches first sack of the season for the #Panthers on Monday Night Football ▪️ For complete #NFLHawaii Tracker, keeping tabs on all NFL players from Hawai'i ?? https://t.co/kpUwEiO8HE #NFLHawaii ?️ @c_shimabuku ?? @k_grugierhill @KSNews pic.twitter.com/Cv4m1vJ1FC
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) September 19, 2023
Kwon Alexander, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (0%)
Quick could you tell me who is 6th in the league in total tackles, and solo tackles? Alexander is clearly the LB2 but has been outpacing Cole Holcomb, who has had more snaps and produced less.
Up next, is a matchup against the Texans who are top five in tackles allowed to the linebacker position.
Surprising stat of the week. Kwon Alexander is 6th in the league in tackles (20) and 6th in solo tackles. Clearly the teams LB2, he’s outpacing Cole Holcomb in quite a few categories. pic.twitter.com/NTVCphltAX
— Steve Hungarter (TheBroNamaths) (@TheBroNamaths) September 26, 2023
Mich McFadden, LB, Arizona Cardinals (4% )
McFadden finished this game with 10 total tackles, nine of which were solos and four of them were for tackles for a loss.
He now has two 10-tackle games in just three weeks, that's as consistent as it gets. I'm expecting more playing time, this second-year player is a solid LB2 moving forward.
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) September 22, 2023
Henry To'oto'o, LB, Texans (5%)
Covering down for an injured Denzel Perryman, achieved 10 tackles for the Texans in Week 3. This player continues to be on the rise and his snap count tells the story.
- Week 1 had 34% snaps on 22 plays
- Week 2 had 81% on 46 plays
- Week 3 had a starting role.
His value will range based on injuries but he definitely is a Dynasty stash and his role is climbing.
Henry To'o To'o outplaying Christian Harris through two games isn't something I had on my 2023 Texans' bingo card.
— Jeremy Branham (@JeremyBranham) September 18, 2023
Rashan Gary, DL/LB, Arizona Cardinals (8% )
His value comes from playing him at DL. Against the Saints, Gary had three tackles and sacks.
It's possible many owners have overlooked him due to his injury at the beginning of the season. Would be a good pickup.
.@RashanAGary in on a mission ?
?: FOX pic.twitter.com/invjEIRutn
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 24, 2023
IDP Adds for shallower leagues
K'Von Wallace, DB, Arizona Cardinals (3%)
With Budda Baker going to the IR, K'Von Wallace is a player who deserves much higher consideration for roster spots in fantasy football leagues.
He's not only a viable bench option but could also be worthy of a starting position, especially in leagues where his performance can make a significant impact while Budda is out of action. He currently has 15 tackles on the season.
Jonathan Cooper, DL, Denver Broncos (0%)
So Jonathan Cooper is a sneaky add here, as he has been a starter over Frank Clark. With an upcoming game against the Bears in Week 4 and the Jets in Week 5, I am expecting him to eat here.
In three games now, Cooper has had 17 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble. Take advantage of managers not paying attention, as this player has a chance to thrive here.
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