1 of 5 | New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton should take advantage of a spectacular fantasy football matchup in Week 4. File Photo by Lori Shepler/UPI | License Photo
MIAMI, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Tank Dell and Darius Slayton are among my four must-start wide receivers for Week 4 of the fantasy football season.
If you need more options for your roster, check out my top add/drops before your waiver wire opens. My Week 4 rankings for quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends will also be available and updated for Sunday's games.
Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown, Keenan Allen, Stefon Diggs and Ja'Marr Chase lead my Top 50 Week 4 wide receiver rankings, which are listed below. Justin Jefferson, Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Mike Evans round out my Top 10.
All of my must-start options rank inside the Top 24 in my rankings, meaning they should all be started in leagues that include at least 12 teams.
Lockett was written off by many analysts entering this season, with the veteran being overshadowed by fellow Seattle Seahawks wide receivers DK Metcalf and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
But so far in 2023, Lockett leads the team with 21 targets. He turned those looks into 13 catches for 103 yards and two scores through three weeks.
The veteran wide receiver caught just three passes for 34 yards in Week 3, but should be a much better play in Week 4 against the New York Giants. The Giants just surrendered 129 yards and a score to San Francisco 49ers star Deebo Samuel in Week 3.
I expect the Seahawks to continue to target Lockett in this matchup. Look for at least eight catches for 75 yards and a score from the touchdown-minded pass catcher. He is my No. 12 option.
Dell joined the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft and continues to show off his ability while catching passes from fellow rookie C.J. Stroud.
The Texans wide receiver, who sits at No. 13 in my rankings, scored touchdowns in each of his last two games. He also went off for 145 yards in Week 3.
Dell, a Top 14 option so far this season from a points-per-game standpoint, will battle the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. The Steelers allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to wide receivers through three weeks.
They also just surrendered 172 yards and two scores on 13 catches from Davante Adams in Week 3. The Steelers allowed 90 yards and seven catches from Amari Cooper in Week 2 and 129 yards and two scores on eight catches from Brandon Aiyuk in Week 1.
Look for this rookie to stay hot against a vulnerable secondary. He should provide WR1 production in Week 4.
Meyers lands at No. 19 in my rankings and can be plugged in as a WR2. The Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver continues to be a great complement to Adams, proven by his 22 targets, 16 catches, 166 yards and two scores through two games.
Meyers totaled 10 targets in Week 1, missed Week 2 and earned another 12 looks in Week 3. He eclipsed 80 receiving yards in both of his appearances.
This week, the Raiders will battle the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chargers secondary is a mess because of injuries and underperformance. They allowed the most receiving yards (807), receiving scores (6) and fantasy points to wide receivers through three weeks.
Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson carved up the Chargers secondary for 149 yards in Week 3. Tennessee Titans receiver Treylon Burks (76 yards) and Miami Dolphins playmaker Tyreek Hill (215 yards and two scores) also took advantage of this weak defense.
I don't expect much defense in this matchup. Look for Meyers to earn another 10-plus targets. He is a great bet to eclipse 75 yards and to find the end zone.
New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton can be plugged in as a WR2/WR3 this week. File Photo by Joe Marino/UPI
Slayton isn't a player you want in your starting lineup every week, but he should provide low-end WR2/high-end WR3 value in Week 4.
The Giants wide receiver will face a banged-up Seahawks secondary, which allowed the second-most receiving yards (765), touchdowns (5) and fantasy points to wide receivers through three weeks. The Seahawks also just surrendered 145 yards and a score to Carolina Panthers pass catcher Adam Thielen in Week 3.
Slayton quietly leads Giants wide receivers with 17 targets this season. He earned at least five looks in each of his last three games. Slayton recorded three catches in each of those contests. The Giants wide receiver has yet to find the end zone, which limits his upside, but this matchup is too good to ignore.
I'm expecting at least six catches for 70 yards from Slayton. He could climb into the Top 15 if he reaches the end zone.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill tops my Week 4 rankings. File Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
Week 4 fantasy football wide receiver rankings
1. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins at BUF
2. A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles vs. WAS
3. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers vs. LV
4. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. MIA
5. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals at TEN
6. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings at CAR
7. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders at LAC
8. Calvin Ridley, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. ATL
9. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions at GB
10. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NO
11. Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
12. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks at NYG
13. Tank Dell, Houston Texans vs. PIT
14. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys vs. NE
15. Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams at IND
16. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers vs. ARI
17. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NO
18. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks at NYG
19. Jakobi Meyers, Las Vegas Raiders at LAC
20. Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers vs. MIN
21. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles vs. WAS
22. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins at BUF
23. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns vs. BAL
24. Darius Slayton, New York Giants vs. SEA
25. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers vs. ARI
26. DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee Titans vs. CIN
27. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos at CHI
28. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals at TEN
29. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. TB
30. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders at PHI
31. Garrett Wilson, New York Jets vs. KC
32. D.J. Moore, Chicago Bears vs. DEN
33. Zay Flowers, Baltimore Ravens at CLE
34. Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings at CAR
35. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts vs. LAR
36. Drake London, Atlanta Falcons at JAX
37. Joshua Palmer, Los Angeles Chargers vs. LV
38. Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers vs. DET
39. Tutu Atwell, Los Angeles Rams at IND
40. Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills vs. MIA
41. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos at CHI
42. Nico Collins, Houston Texans vs. PIT
43. Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. ATL
44. George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers at HOU
45. Josh Reynolds, Detroit Lions at GB
46.Jayden Reed, Green Bay Packers vs. DET
47. Brandin Cooks, Dallas Cowboys vs. NE
48. Quentin Johnston, Los Angeles Chargers vs. LV
49. Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams at IND
50. Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers vs. DET
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (L) and quarterback Joe Burrow celebrate their victory over the Los Angeles Rams at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati on September 25, 2023. The Bengals won 19-16. Photo by John Sommers II/UPI | License Photo