2012 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 4: Targets to Consider

James Hatfield Correspondent IIISeptember 24, 2012

Sep 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) runs with the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

It's time for the exhaustive list of waiver wire pickups for Week 3. There is a little something for everyone on this week's waiver wire and of course there is more gold for you this week as well.


5-Star Pickups


Andre Brown (RB, NYG)

 Did you listen to me last week?  I told you Brown was the guy to start. If Bradshaw is out again next week, you need to start this young man. 


Mikel LeShoure (RB, DET)

 Starting RBs are tough to come by and we have been telling you about LeShoure every week. I hope you listened and grabbed LeShoure because he is now big news this week. He is a must-pick up player of the week. 


Michael Bush (RB, CHI)

 He should not be on your waiver wire, but for some crazy reason if Bush is on your waiver wire he must be owned. 


Tashard Choice (RB, BUF)

I hate it for CJ Spiller owners but if you remember I did tell you to sell high on CJ Spiller. Every player is susceptible to injuries. Choice has the ability to produce fantasy relevant numbers for the bye week. He is a must-pick up player of the week as well.


4-Star Pickups

Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ)

 He is seeing more use and potential. He isn’t ready to be a starter for your fantasy team, but it’s tough to find usable backs this year. Powell will be the starter in New York before the end of the season.


Dennis Pitta (TE, BAL)
Do yourself a favor and at least have Pitta as a backup. He is a solid TE with starter quality.  


Rashard Mendenhall (RB, PIT)

 Worth stashing now and fingers crossed that he will be the man in Pit. Worth the bench spot if you have room.


Kenny Britt (WR, TEN)

 It’s only a matter of time. I talk about him weekly because I believe he has the ability to produce fantasy numbers. I really wish he had a better attitude, but he's worth rostering with a bye week coming up. 


Lance Moore (WR, NO)

 If he still happens to be on your bench and you are in a TD league then he is your bye-week filler. With Meachem in SD this opened Moore up for fantasy production. 


Kyle Rudolf (TE, MIN)

 He is a big target in Minnesota.  With the bye weeks around the corner Rudolf is your bye-week filler to start.

Andrew Luck (QB, IND)

 He can produce fantasy numbers in place of an underperforming QB. Indy has no problems allowing Luck to toss it down the field. 


Daryl Richardson (RB, StL)

 He can’t be ignored; he is worth rostering as SJax is battling an injury. 


Danny Amendola (WR, StL)

 Going to find a way to put PPR points on the board for your team. 


Shaun Hill (QB, DET)

 Only has value if Stafford is out, but Hill has consistently been able to put up solid fantasy numbers when he starts. 


Jacquizz Rodgers (RB, ATL)

 Every week he gets more work given to him. He is a must-grab at this point. 


3-Star Pickups

Christian Ponder (QB, MIN)

 He played well against a tough SF Defense. He continues to show flashes of fantasy relevance. Keep an eye on him and he is really only worth rostering in two-QB leagues.

Heath Miller (TE, PIT)

He is a TD machine this year, so if you need some help in a TD league he is viable but PPR leagues can steer clear.

Jake Locker (QB, TEN)

 Jake Locker is healthy and looks to be throwing rather well; again, he will be for your bye week.  


Jared Cook (TE, TEN)

 He has been a solid waiver choice in the past, although I would rather have Rudolf.   


Kevin Kolb (QB, ARZ)

 Showing us that he has potential to put up fantasy numbers that are usable.   


Denarius Moore (WR, OAK)

Moore will come along nicely and is an end-zone target. Not a bad pickup this week.


Lamar Miller (RB, MIA)

 If Bush misses any time and you are really in need of a RB then Miller will earn some carries.   


Kendall Wright (WR, TEN)

 Dynasty leagues please make sure this guy is not on the waiver wire and pick him up. Redraft leagues, Wright is good for PPR leagues. 


Nate Burleson (WR, DET)

 Doesn’t have a ton of upside, but tends to get four to six catches a week. 


Andy Dalton (QB, CIN)

He is finding the end zone. He has better stats than many QBs out there so don’t sleep on him too much. 


Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, BUF)

 For the same reasons as Dalton.

Ronnie Hillman (RB, DEN)

 He had his first NFL game and is worth monitoring in fantasy leagues. If McGahee misses any time with injury, Hillman is the one to own and not Ball. 


Fred Davis (TE, WAS)

 He has a ton of potential and showed last year that he has the talent. He's worth rostering and starting in bye weeks or for an underperforming TE. 


2-Star Pickups


Brandon Myers (TE, OAK)

 Quietly putting up four catches a week. If you are desperate for a TE during the bye weeks you can draw on Myers. 


Daniel Thomas (RB, MIA)

 Thomas is finally healthy again and could be a goal line vulture. Keep an eye on Thomas. Lamar Miller looks to be the stronger back here, but they will split carries if Bush is out. 


TJ Graham (WR, BUF)

 With the injury to Nelson this allows Graham to get some time on the field. He had his first touchdown this weekend, but he's someone to put on your watch list. 


Armon Binns (WR, CIN)

 Dynasty owners must keep an eye on Binns. He is quite a large target and should be considered for a long term. You need to have a large bench if you plan on rostering Binns. 


Jeremy Kerley (WR, NYJ)

 Keep an eye on this young WR. The issue is going to be with his consistency. One upside is that he does handle punt returns if your league gives you points in that area.

Donnie Avery (WR, IND)

 Indy has faith in Donnie Avery and he is in a system that is going to throw the ball. If you are in a PPR league Avery is able to give you upside. 


1-Star Pickups


Joique Bell (RB, DET)

Keep an eye on Bell, Detroit was using him a ton during overtime, but LeShoure is the man to own in Detroit. 


Lance Ball (RB, DEN)

 If McGahee misses time then Ball will get some looks but Hillman is the back to own behind McGahee. 


Brandon Stokley (WR, DEN)

 Quietly becoming a target for Manning, but still only worth monitoring at this point.

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