Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 4: De’Von Achane, Tank Dell, Josh Palmer, 2 More Targets
Getty Images. Pictured: De’Von Achane.
Three weeks of fantasy football season are already in the books. Now it’s time to scour the waiver wire for reinforcements for Week 4.
Whether you’re seeking upgrades or eyeing under-the-radar stash players, Action Network’s Sean Koerner has you covered.
He breaks down all the hottest names and projects both short- and long-term outlooks — check out his pickups and analysis for Week 4 below.
WR Tank Dell
To be honest, Dell should have been added everywhere after his breakout 7/72/1 game in Week 2.
His role was elevated after Noah Brown suffered an injury, and it’s not like Brown will get his starting role back once he returns.
Dell can provide WR3+ value for the rest of the season based on his underlying usage and the quality of C.J. Stroud’s play.
This is your last chance to add Dell if he’s still available.
RB De'Von Achane
Achane, who I referred to as “Dollar Store Austin Ekeler” heading into the season, erupted for 233 total yards and four touchdowns in Miami’s rout of Denver. Blazing fast and a quality pass-catching back, he’s the perfect fit in this Dolphins offense.
We should have read the tea leaves on this. Achane was eased in to start the season as he was coming back from an injury. Salvon Ahmed being ruled out opened the door for a much bigger workload.
While it will require a massive bid to acquire Achane, he’s probably worth it. Raheem Mostert, while effective, has been injury-prone throughout his career and we could see some more huge games from Achane – just don’t expect a repeat of Week 3 any time soon.
If you already have high-upside backs like Jaylen Warren, Zach Charbonnet, Tyler Allgeier, etc. on your bench (like I emphasized all offseason and these past few weeks), you are in good position to unload on Achane.
WRs Quentin Johnston & Josh Palmer
If you are in win-now mode and thin at receiver, Palmer is the better short-term play and should push WR3 value with Mike Williams done for the season.
Palmer will likely be a top-three or four target for Justin Herbert most weeks, which makes him quite appealing. Notably, he thrived last season when called upon.
The Chargers spent a first-round pick on Quentin Johnston to provide more depth in the event of a Keenan Allen or Williams injury. Johnston is a prospect who has a ton of upside (his potential has been compared to Julio Jones), but he is clearly behind Palmer right now.
The Williams injury will force Johnston into the fire, and while we can’t trust him in lineups yet – and potentially not for a while – he’s a high-upside bench stash for teams that have space.
QB C.J. Stroud
Stroud, the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, ranks fifth in passing yards per game (302). Accuracy was his calling card entering the pros, and that’s allowed him to start hot.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t have much rushing upside, which may prevent him from becoming an every-week QB1.
I would be careful about spending too much on him in 1-QB leagues; in 2-QB formats, he’s probably already owned. If anything, Stroud hitting the ground running is great news for Tank Dell and Nico Collins, and potentially Dalton Schultz down the road.