Fantasy Football Week 4: Waiver Wire Advice, Injuries, Start 'Em, Sit 'Em & More

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Fantasy Football Week 4: Waiver Wire Advice, Injuries, Start 'Em, Sit 'Em & More
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Injuries, injuries and more injuries.

It is Week 4 of the NFL, and players are dropping like flies across the league for a variety of reasons.

Thus, waiver wire activity has become the most important part of the early fantasy football season.

Steven Jackson, Miles Austin, Michael Vick, Arian Foster, Jamaal Charles and Peyton Manning could all have easily driven an owner into 0-2 or 0-3 hole already.

Much like the NFL itself, a hole that big makes it extremely difficult to make the postseason.

This means that Week 4 will be make or break for a lot of owners across the country. As big of difference as there is between 3-1 and 2-2, there is an even bigger difference between 2-2 and 1-3.

And unfortunately, certain superstars are becoming riskier to play by the moment.

Steven Jackson won't get a shot until his coach is 100 percent that the player can contribute, and much of the same is going on with Arian Foster. Last year's league leader in rushing yards is seeing all his carries go to Ben Tate while he is left on the sideline nursing a nagging hamstring injury.

But it is Michael Vick who might be the riskiest play of the week.

The Eagles' quarterback does not have a fracture in his non-throwing hand, but he is still experiencing swelling from a contusion.

The spectacular but oft-injured QB is as likely to start the game and get hurt again as he is to miss it altogether.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid is in a tough spot though and cannot afford to lose a third straight conference game.

All this information will continue to pour in throughout the week.

We'll break down everything that happens and give you the advice you need to make it out of Week 4 with a win.

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