NFL Fantasy Football Week 4 Start Sits

Quarterback


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Matthew Stafford vs. Cardinals

Matthew Stafford has been everything and more that the Los Angeles Rams could have asked for. He has been in total command of Sean McVay's offense, throwing the deep ball and spreading the ball around. Stafford has thrown 7 TDs, 0 INTs, and completed over 70% of his passes. Matthew Stafford was also named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 3. I'm betting on the Cardinals defense that gave up 33 points to the Vikings, not the defense that shut down the Titans and Jaguars.


Joe Burrow vs Jaguars

This is sneaky play for me. Joe Burrow has look shaky so far, but put together a nice game against the Steelers. He has 7 TDs and 4 INTs on the season and has weapons on offense that can give the Jaguars problems. The Jaguars gave up 27+ fantasy points to Tyrod Taylor in Week 1 and 25+ points against Teddy Bridgewater in Week 2. I'll take my chances that Burrow can finally breakout and put up massive numbers.


Derek Carr vs Chargers

What more can I say, to quote Jay-Z. Derek Carr has been awesome this season and it a late round steal if you waited until the later rounds to grab a QB. Carr has scored 25 or more Fantasy points in all 3 games. He is showing the confidence that he had earlier in his career and expect the good times to roll against a Chargers defense that did get exposed a bit by the Chiefs in the second half.


Keep and Eye On:

Kirk Cousins vs. Browns, Sam Darnold vs. Cowboys


Sits:

Ben Roethlisberger vs. Packers

It pains me to say this, but there's just no way you can start Big Ben in fantasy anymore. He might not even be the starter in Pittsburgh much longer. He's scored less than 16 Fantasy points in all 3 games this season. He hasn't had a running game to lean back on with no offensive line and he likely will be without Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster.


Ryan Tannehill vs. Jets

So I know you guys are looking at my like I'm crazy, but in can't trust Ryan Tannehill in this spot. I'm actually warning readers to not pick the Titans in their Survivor Pool. It's not about facing the Jets defense, but Tannehill will likely be without A.J. Brown (hamstring) and Julio Jones (leg) this week.


Daniel Jones vs. Saints

I know I said Daniel Jones is a possible pickup for Fantasy Football owners, but this isn't the week to start him. See it's bringing tough defensive line to go against the suspect Giants offensive line. Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton have been extremely limited in practice. This will make it tough for Daniel Jones to get Kenny Golladay involved on the offense. Jones is a must sit for this week but look to start him in the coming weeks.


Running Back


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Chris Carson vs 49ers

I actually really like Carson in this spot against a solid 49ers defense. Chris Carson has scored at least 12 fantasy points per game in the first three games. Carson's usage for the Seahawks is pretty high. Couple that with the 49ers giving the seventh most points to running backs so far this season, that's a good combination. He's underrated and gets a lot of carries per yard. I think Seattle will look to feature the running game a lot as Russell Wilson is struggled in the passing game the last two games.


David Montgomery vs Lions

This is a tricky one, but I like Montgomery against a poor Lions defense. They haven't played well against the run (they give up at least 130 yards per game to running backs) and hopefully the Bears are smart enough to exploit that. Montgomery had a decent game against the Bears and should look to capitalize on a poor Lions front seven.


Zack Moss vs Texans

This one is tricky because David Singletary is typically the starter, but I liked Moss's usage and effectiveness the last game against Washington football team. The Texans are terrible against the run as they are in the bottom 10 in rushing yards against per game this year. I predict the Bills will blowout the Texans and running backs will take turns running all over this defense.


Chuba Hubbard v. Cowboys

Hubbard is likely to start for the Christian McCaffrey and is a volume play for me. He had 11 carries for 52 yards plus 3 catches for 27 yards. This is was all in one half, so I expect him to get more action, especially as a nice pass catching option out the backfield. The Cowboys defense will be flying, so underneath is where the Panthers will live.


Keep and Eye On:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs Eagles, Sony Michel vs Cardinals


Sits:

Ty'son Williams vs. Broncos

I drafted Gus Edwards and like a lot of owners, quickly grabbed Williams as his replacement. But with a great matchup on paper, he flopped as managed 5 carries for 22 yards and no catches. What hurts was that Williams had at least 93 total yards or more in his first two games. So for me, I can't keep running him out there with Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman lurking in the shadows.


Ronald Jones vs Patriots

I don't like this matchup because Ronald Jones has suddenly dropped on the depth chart. Just as I noted Giovanni Bernard was a drop, the Bucs gave him heavy usage in Week 3 against the Rams. I don't see Jones getting his touches back from Bernard and Leonard Fornette.


Myles Gaskin vs. Colts

Yet another running back that has disappointed so far this season. Gaskin has been a bust after a promising 2020 campaign. He got opportunities with a season-high 13 carries in Week 3, but he hasn't seen the endzone yet this year.


Wide Receiver


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Deebo Samuels vs Seahawks

The 49ers have done a poor job getting Deebo after his monster Week 1 against the Lions, or at least they don't do it enough. The last two games he's been around 10 points per game, but he is a threat to take it to the house every time. Deebo is matched up against the Seahawks, who have had trouble against top WRs and have allowed 100-yards in 2 games this season.


Calvin Ridley vs. WFT

If you are a manager of Ridley like I am, you are hoping your investment pay off. He scored 10+ fantasy points the last 2 weeks and draws a Washington Football Team that has struggled on defense this year. The Bills saw Diggs, Beasley and Sanders put solid games together, so I think Ridley is set to breakout. Ridley has been averaging 16.7 fantasy points so this investment might finally pay off.


Jakobi Meyers vs. Bucs

The law firm of Jakobi and Meyers should be a must start and a daily fantasy monster. He’s averaging just over 9 targets per game and the Bucs are struggling on defense (enter Richard Sherman). The Buccaneers allow the most fantasy points per game to receivers so far this season. The secondary can't cover right now as Amari Cooper and Cooper Kupp lit them up this year.


Keep and Eye On:

Antonio Brown vs. Patriots, Cole Beasley vs Texans, DeVonta Smith vs. Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr. vs Vikings


Sits:

Kenny Golladay vs Saints

The Giants are missing a lot of weapons on offense with Slayton and Shepard not practicing this week. The Saints should have an easy time locking up the best weapon on the outside for the G-Men. Golladay is going to play, but is banged up with a hip injury. He's only got 11 catches on 19 targets this season, you can't put him in the lineup.


Chase Claypool vs Packers

I think Chase Claypool is a volume play against the Packers this week. We're waiting to find out the status ofI don't expect Diontae Johnson (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) to play this week. Claypool is coming off a nice game against the Bengals with 9 catches for 96 yards. But if they can't run the ball again and he is the focus of the offense, he can struggle.


Christian Kirk vs. Rams

Kirk is a player to add to most leagues, as he has had 2 games with over 17 fantasy points. But this isn't a good matchup for him this week. The Rams have allowed only 1 receiving touchdown to a WR this season. I'm thinking in my gut that DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green will have better stats week against the Rams, Kirk will just not be fed enough to be a starter.


Tight End


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Kyle Pitts vs. Football Team

If you're like me, you drafted Kyle Pitts and in later rounds and thought you were getting a steal. He hasn't done much so far and most managers want to cut him, but to quote Lee Corso, "Not so fast my friend." Pitts was pretty much locked up in Week 3 against the Giants, but came to life in the 4th quarter. This week is a nice matchup against the struggling Washington Football Team. WFT struggles to lock up TEs, as Jared Cook had 5 catches for 56 yards and Dawson Knox had 4 catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. This is the week that you can cash in on Pitts.


Tyler Higbee vs. Cardinals

Tyler Higbee has 2 games this season with 11 fantasy points or more, and had a nive game last week against a poor Bucs secondary. The Cardinals haven't done great in the secondary and Higbee benefit from Stafford spreading the ball around.


Logan Thomas vs. Falcons

Logan Thomas is a gamble for me, but he might just pay off in daily leagues if you want to take the risk. Thomas has scored a touchdown in 2 games this season. He hasn't gained more than 45 yards in any game though. The Falcons have struggled against TEs this season, so Thomas could be due for a monster game.


Keep and Eye On:

Robert Tonyan vs. Steelers, Dalton Schultz vs. Carolina


Sits:

Jonnu Smith vs Bucs

Smith has all but irrelevant in fantasy so far after some promise in the offseason. Smith had just 1 catch for 4 yards against New Orleans on 6 targets. That's not going to help anyone, and Henry looks like the better option of the two New England TEs. Time to drop Jonnu Smith.


Dawson Knox vs. Texans

I debated adding Knox to my Wavier Wire adds this wee because Dawson quietly got 4 catches on 5 targets last week. I think he'll be the odd man out in the game plan this week and the Bills should get on the Texans early and be a running team soon there after.


Defense


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Titans DEF vs Jets

The Titans Defense hasn't been great this season, but if there's a time to get a start out of them this is it. The Jets offense has struggled big time, The Jets have allowed 10+ points to opposing defenses in all 3 games this season. This is a perfect Daily Fantasy pick but be careful because this is a sexy pick.


Bengals DEF vs Jaguars

On to another struggling offense in Jacksonville, the rook Trevor Lawrence has been turning the ball over quite a bit. While I think the Jaguars will move the ball and score, I think the turnovers will be present and you can get cheap points out of the Bengals. The harassed Big Ben in week 3 so look for the same in Week 4.


Saints DEF vs. Giants

The Saints defense was nightmare on the Patriots and especially Mac Jones last week. Jones had his worst game as a pro as he was sacked 2 times and threw 3 picks. Even though Rodgers wants us to forget, the Saint also played well against the Packers in Week 1 (2 interceptions). While Daniel Jones hasn't played bad this year, the offense as a whole has struggled to find the endzone consistently. This could be where the wheels fall off for Big Blue.


Keep and Eye On:

Bears DEF vs Lions, Packers vs Steelers


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Cardinals DEF vs Rams

Like I said, the Cardinals got lit up by the Vikings even though they won the game. With the Rams high-powered offense coming to town, I don't like this matchup. They give up over 130+ rushing yards per game and McVay is a play-action master. The Rams will be putting the Cardinals defense on it's heels the whole game, this is not the game to start them.


Eagles DEF vs Chiefs

The Chiefs are desperate for a win and Andy Reid is facing his former team. I'm thinking the Chiefs will get back to basics and really work on finding a rhythm on offense. The weapons will honestly be to much for the Eagles to handle as they got torched on Monday Night against the Cowboys.


Patriots DEF vs Bucs

Revenge game. That's all you need to know. While the Patriots abuse Wilson and the Jets in Week 2, the Saints were able to move the ball all over this defense. Tom Brady is returning to New England and should get Antonio Brown back this week. Gronk is a question mark but the weapons are in place for Tampa Bay to really put some points on the board.

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