Fantasy Football: Playing the waiver wire for Week 4

Moving now to Week 4, here are some fantasy football waiver wire adds to hone in on.

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We have a Monday night doubleheader to finish Week 3, for a second straight week, with the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Bay Buccaners kicking off an hour before the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.

But fantasy football managers have to shift some focus toward Week 4 now, and possibilities off the waiver wire to bolster a roster.

Here's Week 4's edition of "Playing The Waiver Wire."

Note: Ownership rates as of the morning of Sept. 25.

RB Jaylen Warren, Pittsburgh Steelers

Warren has made it into 50-50 backfield split with Najee Harris in Week 3, playing just three fewer snaps than Harris against the Las Vegas Raiders (31 to 28, per Pro Football Focus). Warren was also the noticeably better back of the two on Sunday night, averaging more yards per carry with a role in the passing game (three catches for 23 yards.

Warren is probably not available in very many, or any, legitimately competitive fantasy leagues. But he's available in enough leagues to be worth checking on, and he's a must-add if he's available in your league.

ESPN Ownership: 62.4%
Yahoo! Ownership: 56%

RB Tyjae Spears, Tennessee Titans

Owing to playing from behind against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, Spears out-snapped Derrick Henry 27-17 (according to Pro Football Focus). It didn't yield much production (nine total yards). Henry has not been very good so far this season, and Spears has played more than 50 percent of the snaps in two of three games thus far.

Spears could eat into Henry's playing time more moving forward, and he was productive with his work in Week 1 (three carries for 27 yards) and Week 2 (55 total yards on 10 touches).

It's fairly speculative, but even if it's mostly just to stash him Spears is worth a long look on the waiver wire this week .

ESPN Ownership: 15.8%
Yahoo! Ownership: 24%

RB Melvin Gordon, Baltimore Ravens

A Ravens' running back is getting injured every week, and that's not hyperbole. It's been J.K. Dobbins (Achilles), then Justice Hill (toe) and in the fourth quarter on Sunday it was Gus Edwards (evaluated for a concussion). That left Gordon to be the primary back to end the game, and he finished with 10 carries for 32 yards along with two catches for 23 yards.

Hill's injury isn't considered serious, but he was held out in Week 3. Edwards may have a hard time clearing concussion protocol in time for Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns, who may exit Week 3 as the stingiest team in the league in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs.

Gordon's peak years are well behind him at this point. But he may have a notable role in a still run-heavy offense moving forward, and even in a likely carry split that's enough to make him worth checking out on the waiver wire this week.

ESPN Ownership: 1.3%
Yahoo! Ownership: 1%