Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

Jason Schandl
Atlanta Falcons v Indianapolis Colts
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It's important to keep on top of the best waiver wire pickups in fantasy football every week. Sometimes you're stuck with a low waiver priority and miss out on the top options though. Or maybe you find yourself in a deeper league or surrounded by sharp players, which can leave the options on the waiver wire a lot less appealing than we tend see in standard leagues.

That's where these top fantasy football waiver wire sleepers for Week 4, owned in fewer than 30 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, come into play.

1. Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (26%)

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers backfield has been tough to decipher in fantasy football so far, but Ronald Jones has led the group in both carries and fantasy points in two of the three games so far this season (Weeks 1 and 3). Peyton Barber is owned in 70 percent of leagues, but doesn't look to be any better of a bet than Jones to emerge as the superior fantasy option. This is still just a speculative add, because the Bucs' offense does not look effective enough to support multiple fantasy-relevant running backs in any given week, but the potential that he takes control of the No. 1 RB role gives Jones some nice upside.

2. Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts (20%)

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Jacoby Brissett has quietly had a solid start to the year, and he sits 15th among QBs in fantasy production. There's not much separating those mid-tier QBs either, with Brissett's 53.6 points putting him only 2.9 behind Josh Allen in ninth place. The Raiders are one of only four teams allowing double-digit adjusted yards per pass attempt in 2019, also giving up the fifth-highest QB rating to opposing passers. Available in most leagues, Brissett sits at QB10 in our Week 4 fantasy football rankings, and he's someone you can feel good about starting this week.

3. Devin Smith, WR, Dallas Cowboys (11% Owned)

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Featured in this list last week, Devin Smith didn't produce much in Week 3, but he did show why his fantasy upside is intriguing with Michael Gallup on the shelf. His five targets were second most among Dallas Cowboys wideouts, and he saw plenty of downfield usage again with a 12.6-yard average target depth. Gallup is still expected to miss between one and three more weeks following his knee surgery, and that leaves Smith as a high-upside WR option for a few more games.

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