In 2021 drafts, some Fantasy players chose to wait on the tight end position, not spending early picks on guys like Darren Waller or Mark Andrews. They're now scrambling for viable starters in most cases. In Week 3, however, two candidates to plug lineup leaks stepped forward. Dalton Schultz caught two TD passes on Monday, and was the highest-scoring Fantasy TE of Week 3. Dawson Knox scored for the second consecutive week as Buffalo exploded on offense again, this time vs. Washington.
Should Dalton or Knox be one of your preferred Week 4 Fantasy football waiver wire picks? And which other players on Fantasy football waivers are worth adding to fill roster holes and improve the outlook of your teams going forward? Before determining who to target on the Week 4 Fantasy football waiver wire, be sure to see what SportsLine's resident Hall of Famer, Scott Engel, has to say.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award Winner and 10-time nominee. In 2020, Scott was a finalist for the FSWA Fantasy Football Writer of the Year Award, which he also won previously.
In addition to being the Fantasy writer for the Seattle Seahawks' official site since 2012, Engel has appeared on The Athletic, SiriusXM FantasySports Radio, ESPN.com, NFL.com, the Associated Press, Yahoo Sports, SI.com, the New York Post, USA Today, RotoBaller, and of course, CBSSports.com.
Now, he's revealed the best widely available Fantasy football free agents entering Week 4. You can see his top Fantasy NFL waiver wire picks and full analysis over at SportsLine.
Top Fantasy football waiver wire picks for Week 4
One player Engel is advising Fantasy players to target on the Week 4 waiver wire: Carolina running back Chuba Hubbard. Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss a few weeks with a hamstring injury, and the rookie RB is now ticketed to be the starter in his place. Hubbard will get his opportunity to see a heavy workload beginning in the Panthers' Week 4 matchup with the Cowboys.
Hubbard gave us a glimpse of his promise in Week 3, when he averaged 4.7 yards per carry vs. Houston after McCaffrey went down. Carolina drafted Hubbard this year after Mike Davis moved on, to be the next man up on the depth chart at RB. Former Bronco Royce Freeman is also in the picture for the Panthers, but he was a waiver addition for Carolina and Hubbard is clearly ahead of him for potential production while McCaffrey is sidelined.
Engel is also strongly recommending Minnesota tight end Tyler Conklin. The Vikings passing game is looking good, and Conklin got into the flow on Sunday vs, Seattle, catching seven passes for 70 yards and a TD. Kirk Cousins is playing well right now, and can keep multiple playmakers involved in the passing game.
After his performance in Week 4, Conklin is certainly worthy of waiver consideration, because he put himself on the map at the weakest position in Fantasy football on Sunday. Fantasy players who are still seeking help at TE should add him this week.
How to set your Week 4 waiver wire claims
Engel is also all-in on a wide receiver who should be an immediate pickup. This player is widely available and could be a huge boost to your Fantasy football lineup. You can only see who it is at SportsLine.
So which players should you target on the Fantasy football waiver wire before Week 4? And which wide receiver is a must-add? Visit SportsLine now to see the best league-winning Fantasy football free agents entering Week , all from a Fantasy Hall of Famer, and find out.