Diontae Johnson-WR-Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers wideout and rising star unraveled 23.2 fantasy points in Week 2. It was bound to happen after his Week 1 performance with 9.7 fantasy points. The banged-up wideout had a down game in Week 3, then boom, the whole team missed the Week 4 matchup with Tennessee. Despite the 24-year-old bursting onto the scene, nobody seems to be talking about him. Grab this playmaker before he knocks out a great game on Sunday-which makes it three explosive games out of 4 games this year. Not to mention that the Steelers get to combat a lost Eagles team in Week 5.
Denzel Mims-WR-New York Jets
Let’s not forget about the second-round pick for New York. The Jets wideout hasn’t played this year yet, and he will return soon, but return as the most valuable option. The Jets may be atrocious on offense, but Gase and Darnold will feed Mims. Robby Anderson was the best AFC East receiver for the Jets over 2018-2019. The D.K. Metcalf prototype will be getting lots of shot plays called to him, along with screens. Be ready for Gase to ride on Mims, as his job depends on it.
Adam Trautman-TE-New Orleans Saints
I know what you’re thinking. Jared Cook is the starting tight end and there are other key options in New Orleans. Trautman may not light up the stat sheet this year, but the third-round pick will get more in sync. We saw Deonte Harris get more involved with sweeps and screens this year. Tre’Quan Smith has almost matched his 2019 season stats through four weeks, too. Trust me, this is Sean Payton. He “traded up” for Trautman and the rookie will get involved soon. Everybody is tired of seeing Josh Hill slowly run crossers and so is Drew Brees. Expect the athletic freak, Trautman to make some splash plays and be a factor in the red zone as the Taysom Hill plays don’t work in that area.
Christian Kirk-WR-Arizona Cardinals
The former first-round pick, Christian Kirk caught his first touchdown of the season in Week 4. The roller coaster expertise, Kyler Murray, is finally spreading the ball around. Teams have honed in on Hopkins and it shows. Many do not know that Kirk missed the Week 3 outing, so he was still clicking to Murray in Week 4. Expect the slot wideout to be a reliable option for Murray as the young season moves forward. O yeah, he still gets to play the Seahawks awful defense twice.
Austin Hooper-TE-Cleveland Browns
Hooper has been the typical big name added to Cleveland only to fade away. Well, the former Pro Bowl player started to crank things up last week, and wow, did the offense open up. Hooper popped out 14.5 points in Week 4. His role got increased as Kevin Stefanski tried to figure out more production in the red zone and on third down. That’s where Hooper comes in to play. As Baker improves and teams defend the deep ball against Odell, expect Hooper to get more in sync with the improving Mayfield.