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Brian Hartline/Davone Bess (Miami Dolphins)
You already know why you should pick Hartline up if he happens to be available. He should be the top waiver priority in all leagues.
Bess, however, has been a bit more under the radar. The perennial sleeper has been playing well for the Dolphins, and he quietly had 123 yards receiving against the Cardinals. He is a quality No. 2 receiver who should get a good number of targets on a weekly basis, making him a sneaky pickup if you need some depth at receiver.
T.Y. Hilton/Donnie Avery (Indianapolis Colts)
Being that Week 4 was a bye week for the Colts, this duo might have been ignored by your fellow league mates.
Once again, Austin Collie is out for the season with a torn patellar tendon, permanently opening the door for Hilton and Avery to produce in that offense opposite Reggie Wayne. If you like upside, go with Hilton, but Avery is the safer pick.
Ramses Barden/Domenik Hixon (New York Giants)
Week 3 was the Ramses Barden show. Week 4 was Hixon's turn.
Hakeem Nicks has a balky knee to compound his foot issue, which means he could be out for any length of time going forward. It also means he could be back in Week 5, but he has been a surprise midweek scratch for two weeks in a row.
That makes Hixon and Barden the No. 2 and No. 3 receivers, respectively, for Eli Manning until Nicks returns. If you need someone to fill in for an injured or bye-week player, one of these guys should serve you well. The only issue is that neither has scored a touchdown with Nicks out.
Jerome Simpson (Minnesota Vikings)
It was not the triumphant return to the lineup that Simpson and anyone who took a chance on him might have hoped for in Week 4, but four catches for 50 yards on a relatively quiet offensive day all around was not bad for the talented receiver.
Simpson drew a couple of pass interference flags that helped move the offense. His presence on the field will be problematic for opposing defenses. He is the new No. 2 receiver on that team and should have a few big weeks in store this season.
Others to Consider
Andrew Hawkins (Cincinnati Bengals)
As I mentioned last week, Hawkins was a bit of a risk. He responded to waiver wire claims with a three-catch, 36-yard performance. He could go super nova in Week 5 against a Dolphins defense that likes to give up big plays when otherwise containing an offense, making him a worthwhile fill-in this week. Hawkins is far from a consistent performer, however.
James Jones (Green Bay Packers)
It is feast or famine for Jones, and in Week 4 he gave anyone bold enough to start him another feast. With the litany of options in Green Bay, he will always be a risky proposition.