In this edition of Win the Dynasty Waiver Wire, Curtis Patrick shares his top waiver targets for Week 4 in dynasty fantasy football leagues.
Whether by injury, snap count, or role, every fantasy owner can look at their squad and identify a player who disappointed relative to expectations in Week 3. There are some priority claims to focus on this week, including a few players who I think could be flex-level starters for the rest of the season. The season is still very young, but some of what we saw in Week 3 was actionable. It’s very important to churn your bench based on trends in dynasty if you want to be in position for a title at the end of the season or any other season. If you aren’t adding and dropping, you aren’t trying. I’ll also provide free agent auction bid (FAAB) guidance. You’ll note some aggressive numbers because the goal is to actually add these players, not just price enforce.
*For the purposes of this series, I’ll be using FFPC “percentage rostered” data and adding commentary regarding what to do in deeper leagues as well. Players are listed in the order of priority, by position. Quarterbacks are listed for purposes of SuperFlex and 2QB leagues. I only analyze players who are available in at least 50% of leagues.
Nick Foles (available in 55% of leagues)
The journeyman has a brutal upcoming schedule, but adding a starter from the wire in SuperFlex is a rare opportunity. The already struggling Bears rushing attack just lost Tarik Cohen for the season. Even if you don’t need Foles now, you need to make a bid and try to flip him for a low 2021 draft pick to a middling team desperate for points. If those efforts fail, you can stream him during attractive matchups, like his Week 8 and Week 9 matchups with the Saints and Titans. Dating back to 2017, the Bears have averaged nearly 9% more passing attempts per game when Mitchell Trubisky is out of the lineup.