NFL waiver wire pickups: Romeo Doubs, Khalil Herbert among must-adds in Week 4

After just a couple of weeks of NFL action, the waiver wires are stocked full of players who could help enhance fantasy rosters as Week 3 approaches.

Is your current starting fantasy quarterback sleeping at the wheel? Maybe your star wide receiver keeps falling short. If your fantasy team needs some help, check out the best waiver wire pickups for NFL Week 4.

Waiver Wire Week 4 Quarterbacks

Brian Hoyer, New England Patriots

For those who lost quarterback Mac Jones – a long-term absence – Brian Hoyer is likely the quarterback to take over in Week 4, if Jones sits out. Hoyer is no Josh Allen, but he is a good option and could be helpful in two-QB fantasy leagues.

Related: Week 4 fantasy football rankings

Top Waiver Wire Quarterback Pickup

Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
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If you’re struggling at quarterback heading into Week 4, Geno Smith is still available on many waiver wires. He’s coming off of a stellar 325-yard, two-TD performance in which his fantasy points blew away those of Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers in Week 3. Smith makes a great start in Week 4 facing a Lions defense that has given up the third-most QB fantasy points to date.

Waiver Wire Week 4 Running Backs

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears – Top RB Waiver Wire Target

NFL: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
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Khalil Herbert is a must-add waiver wire target for Week 4. David Montgomery vacated his last game with a dinged-up ankle and Herbert went to town to the tune of 169 total yards and two rushing touchdowns. Herbert’s stellar athleticism could command him to become the Bears’ top fantasy running back even when Montgomery returns.

Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings

If you roster Dalvin Cook, or just want to sneak on the waiver wire and add a top running back, do it! Alexander Mattison took over after Cook dislocated his shoulder and could have a prominent role in Week 4 if Cook is a no-go. Mattison next plays the Saints that have allowed the 24th-most rushing yards on the season.

Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions

NFL: Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
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Jamaal Williams is one of the best waiver wire running backs for Week 4. He filled in grandly for an injured D’Andre Swift, racking up 107 combined yards and two touchdowns. If Swift (arm injury) cannot play in Week 4, Williams is a must-start RB.

Waiver Wire Week 4 Wide Receivers

Devonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles – Top wide receiver add

If for some reason DeVonta Smith is hanging out on the waiver wire, pick him up in Week 4. Smith was the top fantasy wide receiver last week, compiling 169 yards and one touchdown. Surely, Smith will continue to play a heavy role in a high-rolling Eagles offense moving forward.

Mack Hollins, Las Vegas Raiders

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With Hunter Renfrow missing Week 3 (concussion), Mack Hollins gobbled up 10 targets for 158 yards and one touchdown, much to the dismay of those who roster Davante Adams. Regardless of the circumstances, Hollins is a top waiver wire pickup for Week 4 as a key player who has earned Derek Carr’s trust.

Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers

Romeo Doubs finally found his groove with Aaron Rodgers, making him a top waiver wire pickup for Week 4. Doubs took advantage with Sammy Watkins and Christian Walker out for the game, by hauling in 73 yards on eight receptions while catching a touchdown. If you roster Doubs, start him in Week 4 while he is on a hot streak.

Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars

Zay Jones led the Jags in targets in his last game with 11 that he turned into 85 yards and a score. He’s carving out a nice No. 2 fantasy receiver role alongside Christian Kirk. If Jones is on your waivers, pick him up and start him in Week 4 in a flex spot.

Waiver Wire Week 4 Tight Ends

Tyler Conklin, New York Jets, Top waiver wire tight end

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
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If your current fantasy tight end keeps failing you, grab Tyler Conklin off your waiver wire if he is available. He last ranked as TE4 and has seen no fewer than seven targets per clash this season. Such production makes Conklin a definite start in Week 4 heading into a matchup at Pittsburgh.

Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants

Diving deep into the Week 4 waiver wire, Daniel Bellinger is a nice add coming from a season-high five targets that resulted in four catches for 40 yards. With Sterling Shepard lost for the season (torn ACL), Bellinger may see more receiving work coming his way.

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