In this space, we will highlight recommended fantasy football waiver wire pickups to consider as candidates for Week Four of the 2013 fantasy football season, and your fantasy football rosters.
2013 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 4 Tight Ends
Chandler had a very solid game against the Jets, with five catches for 79 yards and one TD. This was a breakout game for him, as he only had caught seven passes for a total of 48 yards with no TDs in the two prior weeks. He goes up against a Ravens defense that was great against Houston, but it is worth noting that the Ravens have allowed the eighth-most points to tight ends so far in 2013. Chandler could be a savvy bye-week fill-in or streaming option if you are dealing with an injury at the position.
Miller had a fantastic game for fantasy owners in Week Three, scoring two touchdowns against the Jaguars, but outside of those scores, he has done little to impress so far this season. He only recorded five receiving yards against Jacksonville. I expect he will receive more targets this week with Seattle on the road in Houston, but the Texans' defense has been fairly stingy, limiting tight ends to an average of just five points per game. Though Miller might be in line for more targets and more yardage going forward, this week is not shaping up to be the greatest matchup.
Reed was good against the Lions, catching five passes for 50 yards, but he left the game with a knee injury and his status for Week Four at Oakland is questionable. The Redskins face a Raiders team that was carved by Denver, and their best tight end should have a very solid game if he is able to play.
Miller just played in his first game of the season, returning from a serious off-season knee surgery. Against Chicago, Miller caught three passesn for 35 yards. He couldn't play every down as his recovery is not 100% complete. Miller has a proven track record of being an outstanding tight end, and he faces the lowly Vikings this week with a chance to have monster game. It's conceivable that he could catch eight passes for over 100 yards and two TDs, but that will require him to be on the field more often than he was in his last game. Miller is probably worth a stash going forward, and you should monitor his usage in the next few weeks.
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