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Fantasy Football, Week 4: Waiver wire pickups

Here are some great options to boost your fantasy team

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After three weeks of the NFL season, players are now starting to establish themselves as key performers or duds for their teams. At this point you’ve also likely noticed what areas need to be fixed on your fantasy team. Check out who you need to claim on waivers to fill those holes.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Seattle Seahawks

9.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 5 touches; 23 yards

The case for adding Hyde stems primarily from Chris Carson’s injury against the Dallas Cowboys. With one less running back in the mix, Hyde will likely see a boost in touches.

Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins

45.8 percent rostered
Last Week: 27 touches; 95 yards

Gaskin had a surge in touches last week against the Jaguars, and it appears he’s taken over as the primary running back in Miami. While he’s a highly rostered back, there is still time to add him to your squad.

Jeff Wilson Jr, RB, San Francisco 49ers

14.5 percent rostered
Last Week: 15 touches; 69 yards; 1 touchdown

The 49ers running back unit was decimated by injuries, and you likely already missed out on Jerick McKinnon. The 49ers love using multiple running backs, so you can expect Wilson to receive decent production of you need a spot starter.

Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings

33.5 percent rostered
Last Week: 7 receptions; 9 targets; 175 yards; 1 touchdown

Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson exploded onto the scene with a huge statistical performance of 175 receiving yards. While Jefferson might not do this on a week to week basis, it’s still worth investing in him to see how he pans out.

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, San Francisco 49ers

16.6 percent rostered
Last Week: 5 receptions; 8 targets; 70 yards; 1 rush touchdown

With multiple skill position players out for the 49ers, they reverted to interesting ways to scheme yards on offense. Aiyuk picked up decent yardage through the air, but he also had a number of big carries on jet sweeps, including a touchdown.

Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers

39.0 percent rostered
Last Week: 6 receptions; 8 targets; 145 yards 1 touchdown

If there is any Packers receiver still available in your fantasy league, you need to claim them. Lazard is the latest skill player on the Packers to blow up for a huge game. Green Bay is clearly exploding offensively, and many of their players are eating because of it.

Dalton Schultz, TE, Dallas Cowboys

24.1 percent rostered
Last Week: 4 receptions; 6 targets; 48 yards

If you didn’t pick up Schultz last week, there is still plenty of time to do so. Still fairly un-rostered, Schultz is establishing himself as the Cowboys starting tight end.

Nick Foles, QB, Chicago Bears

0.9 percent rostered
Last Week: 188 passing yards; 3 touchdowns

For anyone in desperate need ofr a quarterback, Nick Foles could be the perfect option. Foles will be the Bears starting going forward, and if they continue to succeed it will be because of Foles navigating the offense efficiently.