Don’t wait to get ready for the week 4 fantasy football waiver wire. There were players who showed some ability to score fantasy football points, and other options in the past few weeks, like Donte Moncrief and Rishard Matthews, who have paid big dividends.

Here’s the best finds on the waiver wire for week 4 of the NFL season.

Karlos Williams, Buffalo, running back

The Buffalo rookie is collecting carries and looks to have earned plenty of trust from head coach Rex Ryan.

Williams had 110 yards on 12 carries and another touchdown in a week 3 win against Miami. That gives Williams three touchdowns in three games, and he’s scored nine or more points in all three weeks this season.

He’s owned in about a quarter of the fantasy football leagues, so if you’re light on running backs, he can add depth. With LeSean McCoy still the firm starter, Williams may see a sporadic amount of touches. However, we like the system in Buffalo with a run-first attitude, and McCoy’s health has been a concern.

Running backs are hard to find on the waiver wire, so if you can find one who has shown the ability to put up points, you might as well grab him for future success.

Antonio Andrews, Tennessee, running back

Once again, it’s hard to find running back production on the waiver wire.

That’s why we’re endorsing Andrews. Depth is always a concern, and if you can find someone on the waiver wire who can produce points, it’s worth a roster spot.

Andrews was the main running back Sunday for the Titans, scoring 12.10 points on 12 carries for 49 yards and one touchdown. This is the first action he’s seen, but we’re encouraged by his debut and the possibility that he can become the main target out of the backfield for the Titans.

He does have a bye week next week, so fantasy football owners can’t depend on him having an immediate impact. Even with the amount of running backs currently in the backfield for Tennessee, he’s worth a look.

Kenny Britt is tallying more targets this season for the St. Louis Rams. Flickr/ Allison
Kenny Britt is tallying more targets this season for the St. Louis Rams. Flickr/ Allison

Kenny Britt, St. Louis, wide receiver

Britt’s fantasy value has suffered through the years, with the lack of receptions. Even last year, with his second-highest receiving yardage total, he still only logged 48 catches, good enough for three catches per game.

His lack of volume has been his biggest detriment.

This year, though, it appears he’s on the same page with new quarterback Nick Foles. Britt has 11 catches so far this season for 183 yards receiving. He’s on pace to see more than 90 targets, which would be his highest output in his career.

Last week, Britt totaled seven catches on 10 targets for 102 yards, and Tavon Austin was the only other Ram who garnered more than two catches for the Rams.

If Foles continues to look for Britt, especially in the red zone, there could finally be some fantasy value, much like in 2010 when he notched nine touchdowns.

Derek Carr, Oakland, quarterback

During his rookie season, Carr showed plenty of promise, but his inconsistency made him a bad fantasy football option.

This year, though, he’s displaying the ability to spread around the ball to the increased weapons at his disposal.

Through three weeks, he already has more than 300 yards passing in two separate weeks. He’s also doing well in the touchdown-to-interception ratio, going for five touchdowns and one interception.

With rookie Amari Cooper at wide receiver and Latavius Murray at running back, it appears the Raiders are more explosive than in years past. And if Carr’s decision-making remains solid, this offense should be the calling card for Oakland.

The defense isn’t very good, so fantasy football owners should expect Carr to air it out often in high-scoring games.

The matchup also appears to be solid in week 4, with a game at Chicago.

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