Fantasy football's top buy low players heading into Week 4
Colin Kaepernick (QB - SF): I'm not sure that many fantasy owners are willing to give up on Kaepernick just yet, but it's worth throwing out some feelers to see if his owners are interested in a deal. This is a guy who many people thought had a chance to be the highest scoring fantasy quarterback in the league this year. It's tough to envision the 49ers continuing to struggle the way they have over the past two weeks, and I think it's just a matter of time before Kaepernick starts slinging the rock for plenty of fantasy points regularly once again. He plays behind an elite offensive line, is aided by a typically strong run game, can make any throw, is a legitimate dual threat, and has a couple dangerous weapons to work with. After two straight horrible performances, owners may be willing to take what they can get for Kaepernick.
Lamar Miller (MIA): Entering the season, the Dolphins claimed that they were content with splitting the workload evenly between Miller and Daniel Thomas. Many of us thought that was a joke, as Thomas had been a bust through his two-year career and Miller had vastly outperformed him in the preseason. In Week 1, however, Miller was absolutely horrible, and it prompted the Dolphins keep giving Thomas touches. Since that debacle of a debut as the starter, Miller has returned to dominating Thomas in production. Miller has averaged 6.0 YPC over the past two weeks, while Thomas is down at 3.9 YPC. With the Dolphins keeping themselves in close games, the run is always an option, and Miller is well on his way to proving that he should be the featured runner.
Hakeem Nicks (WR - NYG): Outside of a Week 1 outburst, Nicks has had a disappointing season. Shockingly, it has had nothing to do with injuries. The Giants have struggled mightily, and Nicks has not done much to help their cause. Of course, Nicks is not getting targeted as much as he is used to, prompting him to complain about his lack of targets. "I can't throw the ball to myself," Nicks said. The last two receivers to complain about a lack of targets were Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown, both of whom went off for huge games in the weeks following their complaints. Nicks has the talent to be a big-time fantasy contributor as long as he is healthy, so if an owner wants to get Nicks off his hands, swoop him up.