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Week 4 Waiver Wire Targets

Each week throughout the season PDW will be posting a list of those players worth targeting on your weekly waiver wire. These lists will be made up from PDW contributors as well as fantasy partner content. Please check back weekly for the hot pickups. 

Dwayne Washington (RB, Detroit Lions)

With Ameer Abdullah out, Theo Riddick and Washington will be holding down the fort in the Detroit backfield. Riddick is more of a pass catching back that is good at the joker position. Washington is a more traditional back that will fill the team’s needs. Look for his touches to increase going forward.

Cameron Artis-Payne (RB, Carolina Panthers)

With Jonathan Stewart out of action for awhile it is up to Artis-Payne and Fozzy Whitaker to shoulder the carries. Of the two, the second year Artis-Payne has the most upside. He led the group with 12 carries in Week 3. I’d feel comfortable grabbing him until Stewart returns.

Jordan Howard (RB, Chicago Bears)

With Jeremy Langford out Howard becomes a must own. Teammate Ka’Deem Carey is also hobbled, so that means Howard should see the lion’s share of carries for the time being. In Week 3 he had 9 carries for 45 yards and another 4 receptions for 47 yards. Pick him up.

Terrelle Pryor (WR, Cleveland Browns)

Pryor put on a show as a Jack-Of-All-Trades in Week 3 playing wide receiver, quarterback, and even safety. He isn’t going to have ridiculous weeks like that very often, but he certainly becomes a curiosity. With the Browns quarterback situation in shambles they may continue to find creative ways to utilize Pryor. He’s worth keeping an eye on. Of course, position eligibility will be a factor going forward. Most platforms don’t change a player’s position eligibility mid-season. He’s going to be listed as a WR. But, playing a player in your WR slot that sees receiver and quarterback stats could be a fun fantasy loophole.

Jamison Crowder (WR, Washington Redskins)

Crowder came into the 2016 looking to build on his status as a solid slot receiver for Washington. She should great flashes last season. Through three games this season he’s amassed 16 caches for 185 and 2 touchdowns. Those are very solid numbers for a slot receiver. He’s worth grabbing.




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Kelly Smelser is Owner/Senior Writer for Punch Drunk Wonderland and PDFantasy Sports. Architect of the PDW fantasy football world and general spinster of NFL and Fantasy Football news and analysis. Long walks on the beach, sunsets, and other such niceties are also fine...