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Week 4 Fantasy Football stars and stiffs

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Week 3 left us all searching for answers as Fantasy Football lives up its billing. Rookies were hurdling, while veterans where floundering. A hyped up QB was lost for the season and a certain franchise running back still hasn’t been seen on the field. What can we expect from week 4? Here are some other interesting questions:

Will Tom Brady and the Patriots be an elite scoring combination in the near future? Will Julio Jones ever be a consistent Fantasy starter? Did David Johnson finally turn the corner? Is Baker Mayfield a viable starting option? These are just a few of the topics left up for debate. Bring on Week 4!

As always, I look forward to your opinions and feedback. You can tweet me with any questions (@TCutillo23and leave your comments below. Here are my [PPR] picks for Week 4:

WEEK 4 STARS (Last week: 7/8)

QUARTERBACKS

ELI MANNING (vs. NO)

 

The growing trend is, who is playing New Orleans? Go ahead and start him. Having a guy named Saquon and another that goes by the initials OBJ doesn’t hurt either.

 

MATT STAFFORD (@DAL)

 

The Cowboys have become a welcomed opponent and they secondary couldn’t cover me. While those DBs are picking up their shoelaces, Matt will be dropping dimes!

 

RUNNING BACKS

SONY MICHEL (vs. MIA)

 

With the injuries to the Patriot backfield, it now consists of Sony Michel, James White and Kenjon Barner. After getting 14 carries last week, look for his role to expand. There’s a reason why they took him in the first round.

 

TEVIN COLEMAN (vs. CIN)

 

Last week the ariel attack in New Orleans kept TC silent. This week against the Bengals he will look to breakout.

 

CHRIS CARSON  (vs. ARZ)

 

Arizona stinks and the Seattle offense handed the ball off 32 times last week to CC. Look for that trend to continue with Carson finding pay-dirt multiple times.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

WILL  FULLER (@IND)

 

Deshaun is starting to heat up and while D-Hop is getting double covered, Fuller is finding lots of open space. Can you name me the DBs in Indy without the help of Google? Didn’t think so.

 

KENNY GOLLADAY (@DAL)

 

‘Matt loves Kenny’ can be the new T-shirt in Detroit. This kid has huge potential and is already making a name for himself in Detroit.

 

JOHN BROWN (@PIT)

 

Slowly but surely becoming Flacco’s go-to guy in Baltimore and with Pittsburgh showing the days of lockdown coverage is behind them, this will be a good week for offense.

 

WEEK 4 STIFFS (Last week: 4/7)

QUARTERBACKS

ANDY DALTON (@ATL)

 

Atlanta has a swarming defense that will bring carrot top right back off the skateboard and back at 2-2.

 

RYAN FITZPATRICK (@TB)

 

Kahlil Mack said it’s time for the magic to end. This is the week Fitzmagic becomes magic-less.

 

RUNNING BACKS

JORDAN HOWARD  (vs. TB)

 

He just doesn’t do it for me, sorry. He’s like a French Apple doughnut with no filling. Looks good on the outside, but when you get to the middle, you’re not impressed.

 

LAMAR MILLER (@IND)

 

Lamar scored in garbage time last week, but that was it. The offensive line woes in Houston are legit, and until they get fixed Lamar can stay grounded.

 

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

AMARI COOPER (vs. CLE)

 

The love affair is over for me and Amari. Someone else can latch on to this roller coaster.

 

DESEAN JACKSON (@CHI)

 

His deep play ability will be limited in the windy city against a defense that know how to get to the QB. Leave DeSean on the sidelines this week.

 

TYLER LOCKETT (@ ARZ)

 

The Seattle offense is still searching for an answer and Lockett isn’t the one that is needed. Until Doug Baldwin comes back and can attract coverage from the other side, all other Seattle WRs will be hit or miss each week.

 

SLEEPERS (Last week: 1/2)

DION LEWIS (vs. PHI)

 

Philly has shown they can be beat by a scat back and their defense has been reeling lately. This could be a good game for Dion.

 

BAKER MAYFIELD (@OAK)

 

You could see the entire attitude of the team change when Baker was behind center. Now he will show why he was the top player selected!

 

BUST ALERT (Last week: 1/2)

KAREEM HUNT (@DEN)

 

He hasn’t been extremely effective this year and a game against a familiar foe in Denver isn’t what he needs to get going.

 

AJ GREEN (@ATL)

 

He has a sore groin that could limit his stats against a stingy Atlanta defense. A less-than-100% AJ in that environment isn’t a recipe for success.

 

THE WEEK 4 HEAT GAUGE

Three players who are kicking up the temperature

PHILIP RIVERS (vs. SF)

 

Rivers is the most reliable fantasy QB ever. Yeah, I said it. He just produces steady point totals week after week and he can be found on the clearance rack too. Crazy, but true.

 

AARON JONES (vs. BUF)

 

This is the week he shows why he is the best option in the backfield. Everyone had their chance, and now it’s Aaron’s job to lose.

 

EMMANUEL SANDERS (vs. KC)

 

Whether it’s a reverse or a fly route, ES is rejuvenated and exceeding projected point totals each week.

 

Three players who are lowering the setpoint

DAK PRESCOTT (vs. DET)

 

Now we see Dez wasn’t the problem. He was open and Dak couldn’t find him. I guess he never owned a Where’s Waldo? book.

 

MARSHAWN LYNCH (CLE)

 

Beast Mode has produced, but barely at a fantasy level. His steady point totals of top-tier status are over.

 

KENNY STILLS (@NE)

 

New England always targets the best player with their scheme and believe it or not, it’s Kenny Stills.

 

 

 


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