X
Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

X

Receive free daily analysis

NFL
NBA
NHL
NASCAR
CFB
MLB
MMA
PGA
ESPORTS
BETTING

Already have an account? Log In

X

Forgot Password


LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 4: Top Free Agent Adds Include David Njoku, Irv Smith Jr., Jelani Woods, Tyler Conklin

David Njoku - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

The tight end position in fantasy football this year has been top-heavy.

Baltimore’s Mark Andrews and Kansas City’s Travis Kelce are racking up receptions, yards, and touchdowns like they were supposed to. None of the other tight ends in the league are doing anywhere near as well, though. There is a lot of mediocrity in the middle of the tight end pack. But if you are looking for an upgrade at your TE1 or TE2 positions on your fantasy roster, there are some interesting candidates to choose from on your league’s waiver wire.

Without further ado, here are the best tight end waiver wire pickups for Week 4!

Featured Promo: Our friends at RIVAL Fantasy have created fun and unique DFS games including over/under contests and Fantasy Bingo. Use promo code BALLER to get a free year of RotoBaller Premium access ($199 value), and a $50 risk-free deposit. Play Now!

 

Top Tight Ends to Pickup - Week 4 Waiver Wire

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

You knew there had to be a reason Cleveland paid Njoku multimillions this offseason when his track record did not warrant such a humongous windfall. The Browns’ top tight end broke out with a 9-89-1 line against division rival Pittsburgh this past Thursday and appears to be the second-best option in the passing attack behind No. 1 WR Amari Cooper.

Things will only be better for Njoku late this season and in 2023 when Deshaun Watson returns from his suspension. This makes him a great get whether you are in a standard league that redrafts every year or a dynasty league where you could stash Njoku on your roster for the next five years. His only drawback is that he has been maddeningly inconsistent throughout his career, so let’s hope he does not follow this game up with back-to-back 20-yard outings.

Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings

Smith Jr. looks 100 percent and has managed to give fantasy managers 68 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets over his past pair of games. He is never going to pile up tons of catches and 100-yard games due to the wonderful wideouts on Minnesota’s roster, but the touchdown-dependent tight end can certainly help when used in the right fantasy situations.

Before you write me off as someone who needs a straitjacket and a room in the looney bin, remember how great Smith Jr. was at the end of the 2020 season. He scored five touchdowns in six games and entered 2021 as a tight end many fantasy experts thought was ready to be among the top-10 at the position. Injuries have derailed him, but if Smith Jr. can get on a touchdown roll, he will help fantasy managers more than he will hurt them.

 

Other Tight Ends to Consider Adding

Jelani Woods, Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis’ third-round pick from this year’s draft is already paying off handsomely. Two catches, two touchdowns against AFC powerhouse Kansas City. Woods has little competition at tight end on the team (Mo-Alie Cox?), so he could be the favorite to be Matt Ryan’s top target inside the red zone as the season progresses. Pick him up and he could blossom into a fantasy force in dynasty leagues.

Tyler Conklin, New York Jets

Conklin cleaned up during garbage time in the Jets' loss against the Cincinnati Bengals and finished with eight receptions for 84 yards. He continues to be averse to scoring touchdowns (five TD in 67 career contests) but he is supplying solid numbers for fantasy managers this year, especially in PPR leagues.

Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders

I would not give up on Thomas just because of one bad game as most of the Commanders stunk up FedEx Field against Philadelphia this past weekend. The one worry is that Thomas could be lost in the target shuffle since receivers Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson are all performing well at the moment.   

Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers

Tonyan was second on the Packers in targets against Tampa Bay, yet somehow pulled off the feat of not having a 10-yard catch even though he hauled in six Aaron Rodgers passes. Rodgers needs to aim for Tonyan near the end zone more before Tonyan can be ranked higher among available fantasy tight ends, but there is a good chance that could happen sooner or later.

Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals

The shine is dimmer on Hurst’s spotlight after posting 46 yards in Week 1, 24 in Week 2, and just seven in Week 3. That is not the trajectory fantasy managers want to see. He has Joe Burrow as his QB and three game-breaking receivers to free him up in secondaries, though, so do not give up on Hurst just yet.

 

Do Not Forget About…

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The longtime Bucs veteran had five receptions for 52 yards against Green Bay and continues to be Tampa Bay’s No. 1 TE as he holds off Kyle Rudolph and Cade Otton. If Tom Brady’s troops continue to be down a couple of wide receivers in the coming weeks, Brate will keep seeing plenty of passes heading his way.

Jordan Akins, Houston Texans

It is hard to get excited about Akins’ 31 yards and a TD in Week 3 considering he did not catch a pass the first two weeks and was passed by Brevin Jordan and O.J. Howard on Houston’s tight end depth chart. But keep an eye on the Texans' tight end rotation in the coming weeks, and if Akins emerges as the top guy, then taking a flyer on him in a deep league is not the worst idea.

Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders

Moreau is one of the best backup tight ends in the NFL and could start for many teams. He outplayed and outgained Pro Bowler and tight end teammate Darren Waller this past Sunday and could be given more targets and opportunities if he keeps producing when thrown to.

 

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!




Win Big With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Waiver Wire Adds and Pickups




LINEUP RESOURCES

Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

ROTOBALLER PLAYER NEWS

Bogdan Bogdanovic48 mins ago

Questionable Against Denver
Jordan Martinook53 mins ago

Nets a Hat Trick In Hurricanes Win
De'Andre Hunter54 mins ago

Out Against The Nuggets
Clint Capela1 hour ago

May Not Play Versus Denver
Kirill Kaprizov1 hour ago

Picks Up Three Points Thursday
Dennis Smith1 hour ago

Jr. Won't Play Against The Wizards
LaMelo Ball1 hour ago

Out Again On Friday Night
Nick Paul1 hour ago

Scores Two Goals In Tampa Bay Win
Tage Thompson2 hours ago

Collects Three Points In Sabres Loss
Nathan MacKinnon2 hours ago

Carries Colorado To Victory Thursday
Tim Hardaway5 hours ago

Jr. Finding Success In The Starting Lineup
Zach Eflin5 hours ago

Agrees With The Rays
Luka Doncic5 hours ago

Continues Dominant Scoring Versus Pistons
John Collins5 hours ago

To Miss At Least Two Weeks
Jakobi Meyers6 hours ago

Officially Active For Week 13
Justin Fields6 hours ago

Practices In Full On Thursday
Christian McCaffrey6 hours ago

Says He'll Play In Full In Week 13
Mike Brosseau6 hours ago

Avoids Arbitration With Brewers
Kris Bryant7 hours ago

Rockies Optimistic About Kris Bryant
MLB7 hours ago

Shintaro Fujinami Officially Posted
Franklin Barreto7 hours ago

Signs With Nationals
Jake Oettinger7 hours ago

Returns Thursday Night
Robert Thomas7 hours ago

Back For Blues Thursday
Elvis Merzlikins7 hours ago

Available Again
Patrik Laine7 hours ago

Ready To Rejoin Columbus Lineup
Brendan Gallagher8 hours ago

Won't Play Thursday
Travis Konecny8 hours ago

Comes Off Injured Reserve
Buffalo Bills8 hours ago

Von Miller Lands On Injured Reserve
Alex Pietrangelo8 hours ago

Could Return Saturday
Wendell Carter9 hours ago

Jr. Hopes To Return In 1-2 Weeks
Khris Middleton9 hours ago

Set For Season Debut Friday
Christian Wood10 hours ago

Questionable On Thursday
Jaden Ivey10 hours ago

Remains Questionable Thursday
Doug McDermott10 hours ago

Suffers An Ankle Injury
Jalen Smith10 hours ago

Exits With A Facial Injury
Jakobi Meyers11 hours ago

Expected To Play Thursday
Matthew Boyd13 hours ago

Agrees With Tigers
Trevor Rosenthal13 hours ago

Says He's Healthy
Miguel Diaz14 hours ago

Tigers Re-Sign Miguel Diaz
Anthony Gose14 hours ago

Re-Signs With Guardians
Mitch Haniger14 hours ago

Red Sox, Rangers Serious About Mitch Haniger
Devin Booker14 hours ago

Becomes Fourth 50-Point Scorer This Season
John Wall14 hours ago

Scores Season-High 26 Points
Jordan Clarkson15 hours ago

Enjoys Hot Shooting Night On Wednesday
Malik Monk15 hours ago

Has Another Strong Game Off Of The Bench
Tyrese Haliburton15 hours ago

Struggles Against Sacramento
Justise Winslow15 hours ago

Has Strong Outing In Losing Effort
Anthony Davis15 hours ago

Posts Another Double-Double In Win
Connor McDavid17 hours ago

First To 40 Points
Max Domi17 hours ago

Notches Two Power-Play Goals
Logan Couture17 hours ago

Stays Hot With An Assist
Chris Kreider17 hours ago

Finishes Off Ottawa
Filip Hronek17 hours ago

Finishes November With 14 Points
Dylan Cozens17 hours ago

Nets Two Goals Against Detroit
Calle Jarnkrok17 hours ago

Sustains A Groin Injury
Tyler Bertuzzi18 hours ago

Suffers A Hand Injury
Leon Draisaitl23 hours ago

Strikes Twice In Oilers Win
Sean Murphy1 day ago

Guardians Pursuing Sean Murphy
Stone Garrett1 day ago

Nationals Agree To One-Year Deal With Stone Garrett
Jasseel De La Cruz1 day ago

A's Sign Jasseel De La Cruz To Minor-League Deal
Seth Johnson1 day ago

Hoping To Pitch Late In 2023
Carlos Duran1 day ago

Edgardo Henriquez Have Tommy John Surgery
Aaron Judge1 day ago

Yankees Have Made Big Offer To Aaron Judge
Damien Harris1 day ago

Ruled Out For Thursday Night
Aaron Rodgers1 day ago

Packers Expect Aaron Rodgers To Play In Week 13
Los Angeles Rams1 day ago

Aaron Donald Ruled Out Against Seattle
Matthew Stafford1 day ago

Unlikely To Play In Week 13
Christian McCaffrey1 day ago

Not Practicing
Jaylen Warren1 day ago

Ready To Play
Lewin Díaz1 day ago

Pirates Designate Lewin Diaz For Assignment
J.K. Dobbins1 day ago

Designated To Return
Toronto Blue Jays1 day ago

Blue Jays Announce Don Mattingly As Bench Coach
Joe Mixon1 day ago

Returns To Practice
Dallas Goedert1 day ago

Expected To Return In Week 15
Ja'Marr Chase2 days ago

Preparing To Play This Week
Raheem Mostert2 days ago

Should Return In Week 13
Najee Harris2 days ago

' Injury Isn't Serious
Travis Etienne Jr.2 days ago

Jaguars Optimistic About Travis Etienne Jr.
Kyle Pitts2 days ago

Out For The Year
Willson Contreras2 days ago

Astros Plan To Meet With Willson Contreras
Shelby Miller2 days ago

Dodgers Agree To MLB Deal With Shelby Miller
Carlos Rodón2 days ago

Mets Interested In Carlos Rodon
Jakobi Meyers2 days ago

Says He'll Play Thursday
Aaron Rodgers2 days ago

Plans On Playing In Week 13

RANKINGS

QB
RB
WR
TE
K
DEF
RANKINGS
C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF
SP
RP