Rookie wide outs emerge as serious fantasy football threats moving forward

Two rookie WRs could have a huge impact in the Fantasy Football world moving forward.

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Whether you are 3-0, 0-3, or somewhere in the middle, not all hope is lost. There is a lot of football left, and you can still turn around your season or continue to build on it. But you have to be active on both the waiver wire and the trade market if your squad isn’t living up to expectations.

Sunday was filled with some astonishing outcomes and even more surprising performances from under-the-radar rookies who could drastically change the landscape of your fantasy team as we head into Week 4. Here are two WRs emerging as fantasy options for different reasons.

2. Los Angeles Chargers: Quentin Johnston

Quentin Johnston was a powerhouse and the go-to receiver at TCU last season, and many thought he’d make an immediate impact with the Chargers.

We haven't seen that yet, but Mike Williams being diagnosed with a season-ending torn ACL paves the way for Johnston to step into a much more prominent role and sit as the WR2 next to Keenan Allen.

They still have Josh Palmer, who will also play a big role, but this would be the time to jump on Johnston, who in most standard leagues could be on the waiver wire. Johnston has hauled in just 26 yards and appeared in less than 30 percent of the Chargers offensive snaps over the first three games.

But costing you nothing except a waiver claim could be well worth it in the long run. Between Palmer and Johnston, both should see an increase in overall production, usage, and snap rate.

1. WR, Houston Texans: Tank Dell

If Tank Dell is still available on the waiver wire, he won't be after this week. Dell is quickly becoming CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans' number-one option.

Dell went for over 150 yards and scored a touchdown against a solid Jaguars defense that held the Kansas City Chiefs below 20 points the week prior. Dell is just a rookie, and growing that connection with a rookie QB in Stroud is vital, and it will only increase and grow as they play a lot of games together and build that chemistry. Dell was one of the top waiver wire targets last week before he boomed this week.

If you can snatch Dell for nothing, you could be landing a game-changer for your fantasy lineup and WR room. If you have Dell and he is stashed on the bench because you have a deep unit at receiver, don't be afraid to see what people across your league view his worth as if it's just a standard year-to-year fantasy league and a non-keeper.

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Someone may jump on the idea of landing Dell and overreact to the week he had. Which could be a crucial need if you are weak in a specific position. His value is high right now, and it may keep growing or it could drop fast. It's hard to tell with rookies sometimes, so you have to make the most of your judgments and decisions.