The 2018 NFL season is just three weeks old and while many might think it’s premature to start picking up people from their fantasy football waiver wire, they are wrong. Every year a no name blows up in Week 1 and ends up being a top-20 fantasy football player over the remainder of the season. So, instead of letting your competition beat you to the punch, use your fantasy football waiver wire to find the next big thing.
Let’s get things started by taking a look at some fantasy football waiver wire Quarterbacks for Week 4.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders
Carr went 27-for-39 for 345 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions against the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, which gives him two 300-yard games this season and he’s thrown for at least 288 in all three contests thus far. A 2:5 touchdown-to-interception rate is less than ideal, but Carr has completed 76.6 percent of his passes and he’s fourth in the league in passing yards with 936 (entering Monday night’s game).
Carr’s upcoming schedule is not incredibly favorable. The Cleveland Browns (Week 4), Seattle Seahawks (Week 6) and Indianapolis Colts (Week 8) all entering Week 3 in the top half of the leagues against quarterbacks (ESPN scoring). Even the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5 should be tough, as games against Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff have skewed the four-week sample for them. Carr’s next really great matchup is coming against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 9, but he’s been productive enough to be roster-worthy in fantasy leagues.
Fantasy owners aren’t rushing to add Carr right now. But his yardage output to this point can’t be ignored, and the infiltration of bye weeks to come puts him on the radar as a QB2 in 12 and 14-team leagues.
ESPN Ownership: 22.4%
Yahoo! Ownership: 38%