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Fantasy Football: Week 4 Waiver Wire Watch

by: JamieD On  Tuesday, September 29, 2009

49ers Vikings FootballTotal Pro Sports – In order to be successful in your fantasy league, you will need to be on top of your waiver wire. Knowing which players are available, and of those, which have value is an important part of building a winning team as the season goes on.

It can be difficult to identify such players, and that is why we here at TPS are going to help you out. Each Tuesday for the remainder of the season, we will give you some players to look out for that may be on your waiver wire. These players are the ones we assume are available in most leagues, but beware. There may be better free agents out there that we have not listed because we just assume that someone should already have taken them. If one of those guys is a free agent in your league, PICK HIM UP!

Here is a look at some guys you may want to take a look at in you league:

Mark Sanchez, NYJ, QB: Me mentioned Sanchez last week and for those of you who were not listening, we will mention him again.  The former USC Trojan is likely still avaliable in many leagues, and for those in need of a quarterback, Sanchez is your man.  With bye weeks coming up, a reliable backup QB is needed, and with matchups against New Orleans, Oakland, Buffalo and Miami twice over the next five weeks, Sanchez may become quite the valuable asset.

Glen Coffee, SF, RB:  After going through the entire week feeling the pain of an ankle injury, 49ers running back Frank Gore went down during his first play of Sunday’s game against the Vikings.  He is expected to miss three weeks and that means rokkie Glen Coffee will be stepping in to replace him.  San Francisco plays the Rams and Falcons over the next two weeks, followed by a bye.  Those are two questionable run defenses and that may result in a nice stat line for Coffee.

Pierre Garcon, IND, WR: Here is one guy we mentioned after the first week whe Anthony Gonzalez went down.  It appears as though Garcon has taken over the number two wideout position ahead of Austin Collie, and when you have Peyton Manning playing as well as he has, any receiver the Colts plug in to a starting role is worth the look.

Kevin Walter, HOU, WR: Walter had a pretty impressive 2008 campaign when he totaled 899 yards receiving and added eight touchdowns.  The Texans offense hes regained its form, but many owners were quick to drop Walter after missing the first two weeks due to injury and seeing Schaub struggle in the opening game.  This week we got to see Walter back on the field and he impressed with seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.  If he was dropped in your league, be sure to pick him up.

Vernon Davis, SF, TE:  We don’t want to anoint Vernon Davis as finally having reached his potential after one good game, but Shaun Hill has been looking his way a lot more and that is good news for the incredibly athletic tight end.  His two touchdown performance will undoubtedly place a lot of attention on him, but if your team is in need of some depth at the position he is one guy you will want to take a chance on.  If he has in fact reached the level of play the 49ers have been hoping for, then it could mean big numbers throughout the rest of the season for Davis.





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