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Dynasty Waiver Wire Pickup Rankings (Week 4, 2020)

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Best Buys:

  1. Justin Jefferson, MN

  2. Tee Higgins, CIN

  3. Chase Edmonds, AZ

  4. Damien Harris, NE

  5. Robert Tonyan, GB

  6. Mecole Hardman, KC

  7. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

  8. Lavishka Shenault, Jr, JAX

  9. Jamaal Williams, GB

  10. Anthony McFarland, Jr., PIT

Injury Adds Only:

  1. Sammy Watkins, KC

  2. Tim Patrick, DEN

  3. Greg Ward, Jr., PHI

  4. Zach Pascal, IND

  5. Logan Thomas, WSH

Top Handcuffs:

  1. Alexander Mattison, MN

  2. Chase Edmonds, AZ

  3. Tony Pollard, DAL

  4. Jordan Wilkins, IND

  5. D'Ernest Johnson, CLE

  6. Justin Jackson, LAC

  7. Carlos Hyde, SEA

  8. Rex Burkhead, NE

  9. Brian Hill, ATL


Quarterbacks:

- We're on Tua watch this week. Despite Ryan Fitzpatrick playing well the last couple of weeks, I have to imagine that when Tua is fully healthy and ready that this team is his since the Dolphins aren't winning now anyway. Moreover, if Ryan Tannehill, Justin Herbert, or Baker Mayfield are available, pick them up in that order.

Running Backs:

- Chase Edmonds is an extremely productive player for Arizona when he gets touches. Clearly, there is something wrong with Kenyan Drake right now, and, if he were to miss time, I would expect Edmonds to be a regular top-20 play. He needs to be stashed at minimum.


Maybe this is recency, but it is hard to ignore a RB who gets eight catches in a game. Yes, the Packers haven't given Jamaal Williams a ton of touches in the first three weeks, but, with Lazard out another month, and no timetable yet for Davante Adams, the Packers are relying on a lot of non-WR options for Rodgers. Plus, there's no denying that the Packers are one of the hottest offenses in the league. Thus, this is a speculative add given that the Packers have a bye week next week, but the potential is there given the Packers continue to talk about keeping Aaron Jones fresh.


Anthony McFarland, Jr may take over the primary touches in these backfields sooner than later. For McFarland, Conner has such a bad history of injuries that we have talked at length about on the podcast that his backup is likely to get work at some point. With the way things trended the last time we saw the Steelers, this is a jump on the bandwagon quickly before you miss it situation.

Wide Receivers:

- Justin Jefferson is by far the #1 claim to get if he's still out there. I would imagine most teams have him, but he is clearly proving his value already for Minnesota. Tee Higgins is the next guy up on the Bengals after AJ Green looks old and lost, and Higgins looks explosive especially paired with a pretty good and getting better Joe Burrow/Bengals offense. This could be a steal in late round dynasty drafts, but he needs to be owned now. Finally, Brandon Aiyuk is looking like he's going to be special in a Shanahan offense. I know he didn't get the ball much on Sunday night, but the one time he did was amazing. I understand that Kittle and Deebo will likely take a lot of targets already and the 49ers are run-heavy, but this is still dynasty and you need to take long-term approaches. If the 49ers miss the playoffs and draft a QB or another productive offensive player to team with the rest of this talent, he could take off in the next few years if he doesn't already this season. I'm high on all three of these guys, and they need to be owned in all formats (not just dynasty).


The others on my list are health and injury opportunity fill-ins mostly like Greg Ward, Jr and Zach Pascal. The one odd player in the bunch here is Sammy Watkins who has 19 targets through four games in a high-producing offense run by one of the best QBs in fantasy. He's getting some volume in different weeks, and could be a speculative flex-buy low candidate.

Tight Ends:

- I would have put MAC Daddy, Mo Alie-Cox on here, but I would assume that most smart dynasty players would already have him. The big one I want to hit on for this week though is Robert Tonyan who seems to be a safety blanket of sorts this year for a rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers. I don't know what his long-term value might be given that I don't know what Aaron Rodgers/Jordan Love's long-term values are going to be, but he may be worth a great flyer for the rest of the season with a few Packers WRs out, and the sheer volume with which the Packers play TEs week-to-week. I added him speculatively this week, and that was before his huge game in week 4 with three TDs. To prove his value already, Tonyan has as many TDs in 4 games this year as Jimmy Graham had as a Packer. Outstanding!

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