Even though Week 3 isn’t fully in the books, we are ready with our Week 4 waiver wire pickups for the 2021 season. I’m hoping that you don’t need any miracles for Monday Night Football, and you comfortably have your victory in the bag!
All of these pickups are written in percentage, not priority. For a player to be eligible they have to be owned in less than 50% of leagues. The rostered percentage is taken from ESPN. Now, let’s get into them!
Jameis Winston (NO) 36% rostered
Winston is a rollercoaster of a player to own. That might be an understatement, but it’s true. He started well against the Packers before struggling against the Panthers. This past week, he was able to get ontop of a Patriots defense that has looked good (albeit against weaker opposition). His box score of 128 yards and 2 TDs might not be the greatest score, but there wasn’t a need to do that much in a game where the Patriots couldn’t get anything going.
Kirk Cousins (MIN) 32% rostered
Cousins is having a great start to the season, but is still only owned in around a third of leagues. The Vikings offense is firing, on the ground and through the air. Given that strength, a matchup against the Browns should be fine. The Browns just had a fantastic performance against Chicago, but this Vikings offense should be able to get the upper hand.
Teddy Bridgewater (DEN) 27% rostered
Bridgewater faces his biggest defensive test this week, against the Ravens. This Ravens defense isn’t the unit that it used to be though with the issues they have in the secondary. Bridgewater didn’t grab headlines last week against the Jets, but he really didn’t need to. If you are in need of a streaming option, the Broncos offense is firing right now- even without Jerry Jeudy.
Others to Consider
- Sam Darnold (CAR) 9% rostered
- Taylor Heinicke (WAS) 4% rostered
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