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Oct 01

Race to the Waiver Wire: Week Four

While there were few true standouts, here are the guys to target in your Race to the Waiver Wire: Week Four:

 

Best of the bunch:

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers: 72% owned in Yahoo!

– While he’s likely owned in most competitive leagues, take a look to make sure yours is one of them.

– While not a fantastic day, he did have two touchdowns in his first career NFL game. If weeks 1-3 are any indication, not many in the NFL have a safer grip on their job.

Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills: 13% owned in Yahoo!

– Woods had 80 yards receiving, a touchdown and 13 yards rushing. Stevie Johnson had negative one yard receiving.

– The rookie is showing a lot of chemistry with fellow rook EJ Manuel. He’s starting to seem like a safe start.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears: 46% owned in Yahoo!

– Jeffery doubled his receiving yard and touchdown totals in week four

– After a slow, ineffective start to his career, he finally had his statement game. This should give him the confidence to finally be the weapon opposite Brandon Marshall the Bears need him to be.

After being dropped en masse after a slow start, Jeffery had 107 yards through the air and score. He also ran for 27 and caught a two point conversion. (Photo: Rob Grabowski/US Presswire)

After being dropped en masse after a slow start, Jeffery had 107 yards through the air and score. He also ran for 27 and caught a two point conversion.
(Photo: Rob Grabowski/US Presswire)

Next best thing:

Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: 41% owned in Yahoo!

– Against a respectable Dallas defense, Woodhead had 54 receiving yards and two scores, as well as 32 yards on the ground.

– As long as Rivers continues to look like his former self, Woodhead should produce as the pass catching back.

Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals: 11% owned in Yahoo!

– This isn’t so much based on Ellington’s performance, but on Rashard Mendenhall‘s.

– He continues to do more with less, and if Mendenhall continues to struggle he may take over the number one role in the near future.

Jerome Simpson, WR, Minnesota Vikings: 10% owned in Yahoo!

– While yet to find the endzone, his 124 yard day in London brought his season total up to 354.

– AP is still option one and option two in Minnesota, and Greg Jennings finally looked like a good option three, but Simpson is definitely option four.

Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers: 2% owned in Yahoo!

– In his first week filling in for Malcolm Floyd, Allen looked a good substitute. He played 70 offensive snaps, catching all five balls thrown his way for 80 yards.

Jerome  Simpson continues to display big play ability and is bound to find the endzone some time soon. (Photo: Jim Mone/AP)

Jerome Simpson continues to display big play ability and is bound to find the endzone some time soon.
(Photo: Jim Mone/AP)

 

Worth the time:

Sean McGrath, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: 0% owned in Yahoo!

– Caught five pass for 64 yards and a touchdown.

– Anthony Falsano and Travis Kelce remain injured, mkaing McGrath the current number one tight end in Kansas City. An option Alex Smith looks to a lot.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, New England Patriots: 6% owned in Yahoo!

– His second straight 60+ yard week, Blount finished with 64 yards and a visit to the endzone.

– Still in a committee with Bolden and Ridley, Blount is beginning to take over the ground game.

Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders: 6% owned in Yahoo!

– Inevitably, Darren McFadden got hurt. Even if you were smart and handcuffed him with Marcel Reece, he’s hurt as well.

– After taking over, Jennings had 45 rushing yards and 71 receiving. He’s a solid stop gap while DMC is out.

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns: 6% owned in Yahoo!

– Have to give some love to Hoyer following back to back Browns victories.

– Hard to believe he’ll keep it up, but in two starts he has 590 yards and five touchdowns. At the very least, he looks like a good bye week plug-in.

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