Who are the top waiver pickups for Week 4?

The fantasy football season’s only three weeks old but have you already had enough of your current roster? Is it time for a change? Did you start 0-3? If so, damn, your team must be awful. Maybe one of these eligible bachelors players out there. And yes, I’m starting with a kicker.

Ryan Succop, K, TEN – Owned in 15.8% of leagues

Okay, it might be weird to start this week’s waiver rundown with a kicker because, I mean, who cares about kickers? Me. Clearly me. I can’t stop writing about goddamn kickers…I might need help. That said, Succop has been killing it. In the first three weeks of the season, he’s put up an average of 14 points per game and ranks first overall at his position. If your K is struggling, you might want to kick that asshole to the curb1 and grab Succop.

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Look at him, just sitting there, ready for his chance.

Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU – Owned in 15.1% of leagues

Well, that didn’t take long. Watson is starting to come into his own. Last week, he racked up his first 300 yard passing game and he’s averaging 40 rushing yards per game on the (admittedly young) season. He’s still a turnover risk, but he’s definitely looking like he can put up some fantasy points if you’re in need of a QB.

Detroit Lions, D/ST – Owned in 22.6% of leagues

I’m not sure if you’ve heard but the Lions kind of got screwed last week. But despite a terrible end to a terrific Week 3 matchup, the Lions D put up some serious points. Right now they rank first in D/ST scoring and have scored a touchdown in each of the first three games. They’ve been known for streaky play and this hot start might not last, but they make for a compelling grab-em-while-they’re-hot addition this week.

Charles Clay, TE, BUF – Owned in 24.3% of leagues

He might be dependant on TDs to score points but Clay is surely making a case for being one of the top TEs in the league this year. He ranks fifth among TEs and has put up solid numbers in games where he’s scored. If you’re not necessarily looking for consistency but value high upside, Clay is your man.

Robby Anderson, WR, NYJ – Owned in 2.4% of leagues

Robby Anderson finally put up the numbers people were expecting out of him last week. He caught only three balls, but made the most out of them, putting up 95 yards and a touchdown. He won’t be able to do that every week, but he’s definitely worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.

  1. Get it? Kick.

Alex Schillinger is an editor and contributor at The Read Option.