Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Watching Week 4

Lee JohnsonSenior Analyst ISeptember 28, 2010

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Running back Peyton Hillis #40 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 19, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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We are headed into Week 4 of the NFL Fantasy Football season.

Bye weeks and injuries are leaving fantasy owners with rosters that have holes to be filled.

Today, we will take a look at some of the players that may be sitting there on your waiver wire that you may want to take a look at to either start this week or stash for the upcoming weeks.

Running Back

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots

Normally, we just stay away from the New England backfield, as it it is just a jumbled mess of carries within a group of RBs.

Now, with the trade of Maroney and injuries stacking up in the Pats running back roster, Green-Ellis is separating from the pack.

Peyton Hillis, Browns

For now, it looks like Hillis is the man moving forward and Jermome Harrison will have a reduced role.

It’s hard to ignore a back putting up 180 total yards on the Ravens.

Ryan Torain, Redskins

It looks like Keiland Williams has been bumped to the No. 3 RB spot in Washington by Ryan Torain.

Torain is the backup to Portis and will see more time. If he cans stay healthy, he may be a sweet pickup to have stashed if Portis goes down or has his role reduced.

Ken Darby, Rams

Steven Jackson is a warrior and will likely make it back on the field in Week 4, despite his groin injury.

A long-shot wire pickup this week would be Ken Darby.

If Jackson doesn’t go, Darby will get a bulk of the carries. What’s the long shot?

Steven Jackson makes more happen for the Rams running game than his supporting cast, so it’s not just a plug and play jackpot like the Broncos were back in the day.

Wide Receiver

Lance Moore, Saints

Well, Lance is back.

It was no secret that he was a possible breakout waiver-wire pickup last week, as everyone knew that he was going to take some of those touches that belonged to Reggie Bush.

What wasn’t expected was Moore taking those touches and instantly blowing up, especially if your league rewards returns.

If he is still on your wire, you have to grab him if you have a spot; even if Bush comes back, they will keep him involved as a hot hand if he continues.


Later in the week, we will look at Fantasy Football Injuries That Matter. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for instant updates.

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