With the 2014 NFL Season going into Week 4, it will be officially 1/4 of the way through and time for your first official Fantasy Review. At this time, you'll want to review your starters and your bench. Key on whose available on the waiver wire, players you should trade, and those you should trade for.
Let’s start this segment by looking at players you can still grab off the waiver wire.
TOP FREE AGENTS ADDS
1. Andrew Hawkins, WR BROWNS
Hawkins has had a great start to the 14' Season for the Browns. In three games, Hawkins has totaled 21 receptions for 244 yards. In PPR Leagues, that is a point shy of 15 points average. His 44 fantasy points are equal to the production of Randall Cobb and Michael Floyd. Hawkins current production is better than DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz and Vincent Jackson. Most importantly, Hawkins production is sustainable, making him a WR3 or FLEX option, specifically in PPR Leagues.
2. Brian Quick, WR RAMS
Quick has really come along for a Rams WR corps loaded with talent but lacking in execution! After losing starting QB Sam Bradford, vet QB Shaun Hill stepped in and showed immediately his faith in Quick during preseason. Soon after losing Bradford, Hill too was lost due to injury, putting UDFA Austin Davis as the next Rams QB in the line of fire. Davis quickly built a rapport with Quick, connecting with four times for 70 yards. Altogether, Quick has reeled in 16 receptions for 235 yards and a TD. Believe it or not, Quick is still available in many leagues.
3. John Brown, WR CARDINALS
Brown was as hot as Cyndi Lauper in the ‘80s coming out of the preseason. Mind you, Brown hasn't put up huge numbers, but he does display potential for SUSTAINABILITY. The Cardinals are 30 and doing most of their damage through the air. With nine receptions, 109 yards, and three TDs, Brown will likely continue to increase his production as opposing teams will try to shut down Floyd and Fitzgerald.
4. Miles Austin, WR BROWNS
The season opener for Austin was a rough one, catching two passes for 20 yards and a key drop. Austin has played strongly in the Browns past two games. In both games, Austin has two TDs, six receptions for 95 yards. In 12 team PPRs, Austin is an increasingly solid WR3 play, and a good depth WR while the Browns are without Josh Gordon and his opportunities increase.
5. Niles Paul, TE REDSKINS
Surprisingly, the former WR turned TE is still available in several leagues. Following a Jordan Reed injury, Paul has become the primary TE. In the past three weeks,Paul has been targeted 24 times, with 18 receptions for 253 yards and a TD. Again, SUSTAINABILITY is the keyword and Paul is a no brainer TE1 add for any team.
6. Larry Donnell, TE GIANTS
If you travel back to the days of Jeremy Shockey and move forward to now, the GMEN havesuccessfully schemed a TE in their offense. Today is no different and is why you're seeingsuccess with unknown TE Larry Donnell. The 2nd year UDFA from Grambling State hasaveraged just under 14 PPR PPG and will continue to sustain low TE1/high TE2 FLEX pointsthroughout the season.
** Note to add Following a three TD performance against the Redskins on Thursday night, we can call Donnell a mid-level TE1 at worst. **
7. Owen Daniels , TE RAVENS
With Dennis Pitta out and the Ravens being a team that likes to use its TEs, Daniels should be the beneficiary of more targets. Over the past three weeks, Ravens TEs had 29 receptions/249 yds/3 TDs. That includes the week 3 usage of Kyle Juszczyk, as Coach Harbaugh and staff had to use the FB on the fly after Pitta went down.
Use caution, I'm only listing Daniels based on the Ravens use of a TE, to date production and future projection.
POTENTIAL FOR BIG SPLASH BENCH ADDS
1. Isaiah Crowell, RB BROWNS
Isaiah Crowell has been a pleasant surprise for the Browns and their fans. With Ben Tate going down in week-one, the Browns turned to rookie third round draft pick Terrance West and the undrafted Crowell. Receiving the majority of the carries and doing a solid job, West the Browns primary RB, until the second half of the third game of the season when Crowell gained significant reps. Heading into the bye-week, Crowell had been elevated to the starting role in practice sessions.
2. Jordan Matthews, WR EAGLES
Matthews is passing Riley Cooper on the depth chart and should gain approximately 10 targets per game, with a potential sustainability of 6/70/1.
3. Allen Robinson, WR JAGUARS
With Bortles inserted into the lineup, Shorts returning, and no sign of a line or running game, Jaguars receivers will continue to put up numbers, but likely in an inconsistent manner. Robinson specifically runs good routes, has shown the ability to get open and create separation. The most likely scenario is Robinson as the #2 with teams keying in more on Cecil Shorts, allowing Robinson single coverage and potential for additional targets.
4. Derek Carr, QB RAIDERS
Carr has put up a good line each week, but nothing really worth noting. Here soon, the Raiders will have to clamp the "play it safe offense" and trust Carr to go full out. There will be a few bad games, but expect Carr to have a nice line by Week 10.
5. Devonte Adams, WR PACKERS
The rookie has unseated Boykin and will soon begin to gain targets and make plays in the ‘Fantasy Football Juggernaut’ that is also referred to as the Green Bay Packers.