Duke Johnson Jr.|Cleveland Browns
Week 4 stats: 7 carries for 31 yards & 9 catches for 85 yards and 1 touchdown
Johnson is the waiver wire add that all owners should be fawning over. It seems the Browns finally realized how much of a mismatch Johnson would be as a receiver and it paid off against the Chargers. Crowell will still probably get most of the carries, but Johnson is clearly the Browns premiere receiving option and Josh McCown will be looking his way a lot.
Antonio Andrews|Tennessee Titans
Week 4 stats: Bye
I wouldn’t blame you if you already forgot about Andrews, most Tennessee running backs are hard to remember, but Andrews lead the team in carries in week three. In that game, Andrews rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. At the moment no one really knows where Bishop Sankey stands in this offense, maybe he’s in the doghouse, but Andrews is worth a flier in case he keeps getting a majority of the carries.
Andre Williams|New York Giants
Week 4 stats: 11 carries for 35 yards
Not exactly the type of game that would cause you to rush to the waiver wire to add Williams, but he has led the Giants in carries over the past two games. The Giants do like to get all of their backs involved but Williams is clearly the most interesting of the bunch. Unfortunately, he’ll probably never catch a pass, but he should get plenty of goal-line opportunities.
Kamar Aiken|Baltimore Ravens
Week 4 stats: 5 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown
Aiken should be the number on receiver target for owners in need of immediate help at the position. Heading into week five, Aiken is going to be Joe Flacco‘s number on target with Steve Smith Sr. and Michael Campanaro out. Aiken is going to see plenty of targets and will likely be a fringe top 20 receiver in week five.
Leonard Hankerson|Atlanta Falcons
Week 4 stats: 6 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown
I’ve talked a lot about Hankerson since the preseason so I won’t say much because you probably already know he needs to be added. In the immediate future, Aiken should be the primary receiver add because he is going to essentially have the spotlight all to himself. He won’t be fighting for targets with anyone and Hankerson still has to deal with Julio Jones and Roddy White could pop up on the radar at any point.
Allen Hurns|Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 4 stats: 11 catches for 116 yards and a touchdown
Hurns is really good and has strung together four straight games of over 60 yards. In week four, Hurns led the Jaguars with 15 targets compared to Allen Robinson‘s 12. I still think Robinson is the Jaguars best fantasy receiver, but Hurns could soon take the title. With Blake Bortees likely throwing a lot late in games, Hurns should still see plenty of targets in the coming weeks?
Tavon Austin|St.Louis Rams
Week 4 stats: 6 catches for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns & 2 carries for 20 yards
The last time Tavon Austin caught a receiving touchdown was week 10 of his rookie year in 2013. It’s been awhile, but Austin looked really good in a surprise win over the Cardinals. Austin led the Rams in targets with seven, and it appears he’s carving out the type of role in this offense that many expected. It’s too early to tell if Austin can build upon this game, but Nick Foles hasn’t been too shabby so it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
Stefon Diggs|Minnesota Vikings
Week 4 stats: 6 catches for 89 yards
The Vikings desperately need a go-to receiver for Teddy Bridgewater, and for the time being it looks like Diggs can be that guy. Mike Wallace has been average, Charles Johnson has barely been heard of, and Cordarrelle Patterson is eternally in the doghouse. Diggs is an interesting receiver that could fill a Tavon Austin type role for the Vikings.