Ranking the Wire: Week 4



Chris Thompson, Willie Snead, LeGarrette Blount, and Rishard Matthews would all take precedent over these rankings in shallower leagues (in that order).

1. Out snapped Blount 43 to 22 in Week 3. Better fit to fill Sproles’ role but ceiling is capped by TD potential. Unlikely to receive short-yardage and goal line work.

2. 90 yards on 10 touches compared to Miller’s 63 on 15 touches, despite playing less than half the amount of snaps. Majority of the yards came on a broken play reception but he has the making to be a lead back.

3. Targets are a better metric than touchdowns in measuring a player’s usage and he continues to out-target Hurns; the production will follow.

4. 8 TDs last season and leads NYG in red zone opportunities this season with 6. Better fit for a quick-slant pass-attack offense than Marshall. Poor OL/inability to run = quick pass offense.

5. New OC led to a focus on A.J. Green, increased Mixon usage and a 20 fpts performance. @ CLE makes him the best QB stream in Week 4.


Rank Player Pos. FAAB
1 Wendell Smallwood RB $16
2 D'Onta Foreman RB $14
3 Marqise Lee WR $9
4 Sterling Shepard WR $8
5 Andy Dalton  QB $6
6 Devin Funchess WR $5
7 Jaguars  DST $5
8 Allen Hurns  WR $5
9 Alvin Kamara RB $5
10 Charles Clay TE $4
11 Elijah McGuire RB $3
12 Kenny Britt WR $3
13 Geronimo Allison WR $2
14 Tyler Lockett WR $2
15 Blake Bortles QB $2
16 Paul Richardson WR $1
17 Jamaal Williams RB $1
18 Andre Ellington RB $1
19 Mike Williams WR $1
20 Cameron Brate TE $1
21 Josh Doctson WR $1
22 Will Fuller WR $1
23 Orleans Darkwa RB $1
24 Devontae Booker  RB $1
25 Vernon Davis TE $1

6. Don’t love his skillset as a WR, better suited to play TE like he did at Michigan but no Olsen and potentially no Benjamin could get him 10+ targets again in Week 4.

7. Best DST stream for Week 4 but also have staying power with an upcoming schedule featuring PIT, LAR, IND, CIN, LAC and CLE.

8. TD for the second straight week but had less targets than Lee, Lewis, Fournette and Cole.

9. He has a chance to be the new Sproles of the NO offense. Don’t see how Peterson keeps getting touches over him at this point.

10. TE stream of the week but he has staying power given that he is clearly Taylor’s favorite pass-catching target outside of McCoy. Leads the team in receiving red zone opportunities.