In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we recap MNF, share the top waiver adds of the week, and get the return of a GAM to the league. It's 9/28. Take it away, Peter Overzet…
The Cowboys walloped the Eagles last night 41-21 in a Monday Night Football blowout.
After alienating many fantasy managers through two weeks, Ezekiel Elliott endeared himself to the community last night with 95 yards rushing and 2 TDs, as well as 3 receptions for 21 receiving yards.
That said, I’d be careful about getting too comfortable. Tony Pollard was still involved a good bit (11 carries) and the ‘Boys won’t win by 20 every week.
Tight end Dalton Schultz also had a monster game. He went 6-80 and scored 2TDs while out targeting Blake Jarwin 7 to 2.
There isn’t much to report on the Eagles side. Coach Nick Siriani punted twice from midfield in the first half despite the team trailing. Jalen Hurts was under pressure the entire game. Zach Ertz (4-53-1) and Jalen Reagor (5-53) led the team in targets.
Read on below for the top pickups in fantasy leagues for Week 4, as well as a roundup of all the biggest injuries.
🛒 THE TOP WAIVER WIRE ADDS
Rotoviz’s Sam Wallace lists his top waiver wire targets for Week 4, as well as the percentage that they are currently rostered in ESPN leagues. Take it away, Sam...
Chuba Hubbard (RB - 11.7%) - Hubbard touched the ball 14 times and gained 79 yards in relief of Christian McCaffrey on Thursday night. McCaffrey is expected to miss several weeks with a hamstring strain. Hubbard posted over 2,200 scrimmage yards and 21 touchdowns back in 2019 and has Olympic-level speed in his arsenal.
Alexander Mattison (RB - 40.7%) - The other valuable handcuff had himself a day in Week 3. Mattison touched the ball 32 times and garnered 171 total yards. He did everything asked of him except find the end zone. Dalvin Cook was trending towards playing on Sunday and shouldn’t miss as much time as McCaffrey.
- Emmanuel Sanders (WR - 23.2%) - Sanders has at least six targets in each game and found the end zone twice in Week 3. He is tied for the team lead in receiving yards (194) and touchdowns (2). The Buffalo Bills continue to run 4WR sets more than anyone else in the league.
- Zach Pascal (WR - 21.9%) - From Week 15 of 2020 through Week 2 of this season, Pascal averaged 16.6 points/game. He saw a season-high seven targets in Week 3 and leads the team with three receiving touchdowns.
- Collin Johnson (WR - 0.01%) - Johnson led all wide receivers in targets (7) and receptions (5) in Week 3 after Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard left with hamstring injuries. It’ll be worth monitoring the Giants’ wide receiver room in the days ahead. Johnson had a productive college career and appeared to have capitalized on his latest opportunity.
- Nick Westbook-Ikhine (WR - 0.00%) - Westbrook-Ikhine led the Titans in targets, receptions, and yards and also scored a touchdown in Week 3. A.J. Brown left early with a hamstring injury and will be a name to monitor in the coming days.
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🚑 THE INJURY WARD
* Patriots RB James White is “out indefinitely” after suffering a hip subluxation on Sunday. He’s likely headed to short term IR. There are reports out there that the team doesn’t trust Damien Harris in pass protection, so we could be looking at a lot more Brandon Bolden in the pass game.
* The x-rays on Rob Gronkowski’s ribs came back clean so he’ll be good to go for his revenge game vs. the Patriots on Sunday night.
* Gio Bernard is currently “day-to-day” after suffering a slight MCL sprain on Sunday. Tom Pelissero says his status for the Patriots game is “TBD”.
* Sean McVay is “hopeful” that Darrell Henderson (ribs) can return on Sunday vs. the Cardinals.
* A.J. Brown has the dreaded “week-to-week” tag with his hamstring injury, per Adam Schefter.
* JuJu Smith-Schuster is “day-to-day” with bruised ribs.
* Ravens rookie WR Rashod Bateman is set to return to practice this week. He’s a sneaky stash if you got the space.
💪 GAM ALERT
WR Josh Gordon—a true Grown Ass Man—signed with the Chiefs practice squad. Hard to think of a player who has had a more tumultuous, roller coaster of a career than Gordon, but it’s hard not to get a little excited whenever he makes a return.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
- Pete Overzet