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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Sleepers for Week 4

Max Staley
Fantasy Football waiver wire sleepers for Week 4, including Taylor Heinicke.
Fantasy Football waiver wire sleepers for Week 4, including Taylor Heinicke. / Joshua Bessex/Getty Images

Everyone is going to be spending their FAAB or waiver priority on Chuba Hubbard. And for good reason, he's our top waiver-wire add of the week. But fantasy football is often won on the margins, and savvy managers are scouring the waiver wire looking for the more unheralded options.

With that in mind, here are the top waiver-wire sleepers heading into Week 4.

Waiver Wire Sleepers Week 4

Note: Only players rostered in fewer than 20% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues are in consideration for this list.

3. Taylor Heinicke, QB, Washington Football Team (6% Rostered)

Taylor Heinicke seems to be taking the Ryan Fitzpatrick-Gardner Minshew title: the internet's favorite backup QB. But he's really delivered in his two starts. It hasn't always been pretty, but Heinicke has been a top-12 passer in both of his starts this season. And the most recent one came against the Buffalo Bills' top-five defense. Now he draws a matchup with the Atlanta Falcons – very much not a top-five defense. If you're in a pinch at QB, Heinicke is a worthy start this week.

2. Terrace Marshall Jr., WR, Carolina Panthers (14% Rostered)

Unless you're truly desperate at wide receiver, Terrace Marshall Jr. is not someone you want to be starting. But he's absolutely worth keeping an eye on. With Christian McCaffrey on the shelf, the Carolina Panthers may have to start relying on Sam Darnold and the passing game a bit more. Marshall has seen 5-plus targets in two of his three games thus far, while Robby Anderson has only done that once through three games. The hyper-talented rookie has a non-zero chance to surpass Anderson as the WR2 in this offense, giving him real season-long upside. But he's just a stash for now.

1. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (12% Rostered)

On the other hand, Hunter Renfrow is someone you can start right now if you really need to. The Clemson standout is seeing some serious volume, handling at least 6 targets in every game and averaging 7.3 per outing on the year. That has, surprisingly, made him the WR27 in PPR formats thus far. Bryan Edwards and Henry Ruggs get all the buzz, but it's Renfrow who has the best chance to become a consistent fantasy force this season. If Derek Carr keeps up his MVP campaign, Renfrow could offer legit WR3 value in PPR formats the rest of the way. He should be rostered in way more than 12% of leagues.

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