NFL Fantasy Football Deep Cuts: Week 4 (Video)
Jen Piacenti brings you some deep cuts for your fantasy rosters if you need some late waiver adds.
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Philip Rivers completed 24-of-42 passes for 295 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Colts' 26-45 Week 12 loss to the Titans.
Rivers moved the ball effectively against the Titans' generous secondary but the Colts defense couldn't stop Derrick Henry from the first snap of the contest. Rivers hit T.Y. Hilton for a 50-yarder and a short touchdown amid another game of dump offs to his running backs. With at least 288 yards in each of his past three games, Rivers should continue to be a floor option in Week 13 against a Browns defense that gave up 235 yards and two touchdowns to Mike Glennon in Week 12.
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Henry Ruggs caught 3-of-5 targets for 56 yards in the Raiders' Week 12 loss to the Falcons.
Ruggs' 56 yards were his second most of the season, and the five targets matched his Week 1 season high. That tells us all we really need to know about Ruggs' fantasy value. He was shoved out of bounds at the three-yard line early in this one.
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Hayden Hurst caught 4-of-8 targets for 48 yards in the Falcons' Week 12 win over the Raiders.
The eight targets were second on the team and matched Hurst's season high. Julio Jones (hamstring) missed this one, leaving Calvin Ridley and Hurst to pace the team in looks from Matt Ryan on a day he threw for just 185 yards. Hurst continues to run a whole lot of pass routes, but his production hasn't really been there. He's still a back-end TE1 for Week 13 against the Saints.
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Hunter Renfrow caught 7-of-9 targets for 73 yards in the Raiders' Week 12 loss to the Falcons.
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M. Alie-Cox - TE
Mo Alie-Cox caught both of his targets for 19 yards in the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Titans.
He caught both of his passes in garbage time. Alie-Cox isn't a viable fantasy option unless Jack Doyle or Trey Burton are sidelined. He shouldn't be rostered in fantasy leagues.
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Austin Hooper caught both of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Browns Week 12 win over the Jaguars.
No one outside of Jarvis Landry (11 targets) saw more than three targets for the Browns this week so Hooper's quiet day isn't quite as bad as it looks on paper. The biggest concern for him going forward will be Harrison Bryant's involvement in the passing game. Bryant saw as many targets as Hooper versus the Jaguars. Hooper is a low-end TE1 in a solid matchup versus the Titans next week.
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Trey Burton caught 3-of-6 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Titans.
Burton continues to be a red zone favorite of Philip Rivers, catching a first half touchdown in the back of the end zone despite tight coverage. Leading the team's tight ends in targets for each of the past two weeks, Burton is nominally the preferred fantasy option among Indy tight ends going forward. His route running numbers have fluctuated throughout the season as one of fantasy's most perplexing players. Burton should be a decent streaming option next week against Houston.
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Darius Slayton was held without a catch on two targets in the Giants' Week 12 win over the Bengals.
This was the low point of a spiraling campaign, one that has seen Slayton finish with 23-or-fewer yards in three of his past five appearances. One of Slayton's missed connections could have been a 74-yard touchdown, but he somehow failed to get underneath it. The incompletion did not seem to be Daniel Jones' fault. Slayton's day went from bad to worse when a hamstring injury knocked Jones out midway through the third quarter. Slayton has a dream Week 13 matchup in the Seahawks' league-worst pass defense, but he will have a difficult time cashing it in if Colt McCoy's pea shooter is under center. If Jones can ice his hammy up and get out there, Slayton will have WR3 appeal.
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