As we enter week four of the NFL season we are still feeling out some players. We are three games into the season and just like every year players are hurt, underperforming and of course, surprise players emerging. Let's dive into some waiver wire adds.
Mayfield took over for Tyrod Taylor in the second quarter Thursday night against the Jets and brought energy and new life. Mayfield is an exciting, mostly accurate passer who raises the expectations of his pass catchers. People forget he knows this playbook from college and without much practice with the starters and turned in 201-yard stat line with a two-point conversion in roughly 32 minutes of play. The Browns play at the Raiders, who have allowed 20-plus fantasy points to two of three opponents this season.
Tannehill might be a perfect bye week filler if you have Cam Newton. No one wants to lean on Tannehill for fantasy points, but at the very least you can't deny his deep receiving corps and Miami's inability to run the ball consistently. This is jaw-dropping, but did you know Tannehill is sporting a 73 percent completion rate and averaging 9.3 yards per attempt? Tannehill will play at the Patriots next week, a team he's thrown for at least 300 yards against in each of his last four meetings.
Jones made his season debut in week three, carrying the rock a team-leading six times for 42 yards. The game script got out of hand for Green Bay as early they were down 21-3 by the time the Packers had their fifth possession— but we saw another small sample taste of excellent running from Jones. Over the past two years, Jones has averaged 4.99 yards after a defender closes within a yard of pursuit while Williams is well behind him (3.36 YGAC), per Next Gen Stats. Jones should be featured moving forward this season.
We've never been in love with Allen's game, but he seems to be the guy to own in Baltimore. With not many productive backs on the wire this week, Allen is one you should put a claim in for. He's out carried Collins on the goal line 6-2 on the year, is out-targeting Collins 16-8 and had four TDs in three games in 2018.
Allen is seeing heavy use in the red zone and passing game for Baltimore. Now, this scoring is definitely unsustainable, but only 32 yards on 16 carries will make you wonder if those numbers will rise. He's a good flex play moving forward.
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Ridley had his coming out party in week three. Making Julio Jones looking like the number two He caught 7-of-8 targets for 137 yards and three TDs and four touchdowns in last two games! The better news is he's only played on 61 percent of snaps which equals growth. This offense is due for shootouts every week because of the Falcons defensive injury woes. Ridley will continue to roll.
Boyd has clearly been the number two receiver in Cincy behind A.J Green. He's played 80 percent of the snaps and over the last two games has looked amazing. Boyd has turned 16 targets into 12 catches, 223 yards, and two scores. With Green possibly out for week four, you need to go snag Boyd immediately.
Watson has a great matchup against the Giants this week. He has seen an average of five targets per game. The Giants have given up the yards to tight ends. In week three, they allowed Jordan Thomas, Ryan Griffin, and Jordan Akins to top 100 yards against them. That is not good.
Seals-Jones has not been very productive so far this season. Only seven catches for 36 yards in two games with Bradford. However, if Rosen becomes the QB that should help him moving forward. He caught one of three targets which he turned that one into a 35 yard TD. He’s a speculative pick and you could be handsomely rewarded.