There are tons of fantasy football gurus who are 1-2 and 0-3 heading into Week 4, so even if you’re usually atop your league’s leaderboard, don’t feel bad if you drafted a stinker of a squad this year. Here are some hot waiver wire pickups to help you turn things around:
Donnie Avery presents the ultimate nightmare for some fantasy owners, but a dream come true for others. He posted more fantasy points in Week 3 than Dwayne Bowe has all season. He won’t be consistent, but when he blows up, he will single-handedly alter the outcome of many fantasy matchups.
The Kansas City Chiefs‘ defense was outstanding in Week 2, but no one was willing to roll the dice on this unit in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. After its third straight 20-point fantasy performance, KC’s defense should be owned in all fantasy leagues.
Bilal Powell exploded for 158 yards against the Buffalo Bills‘ hapless defense in Week 3 and with Chris Ivory out again with hamstring issues, the New York Jets‘ new starting running back will be a great flex option for the foreseeable future.
Kenbrell Thompkins is slowly becoming a more reliable target for Tom Brady and his two touchdowns in Week 3 proved he can be a viable option in fantasy land against good matchups.
Willis McGahee didn’t run for a ton of yards in his Cleveland Browns debut, but that’s only because he was getting acclimated to the system on short notice. He will be the bell cow for Cleveland now that Trent Richardson is gone, so pick him up quickly if he’s still available in your league.