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NFL Week 4 Betting Odds, Predictions, Fantasy Updates And Discussion Thread

Can the Cowboys close out the first quarter of the season as a winning team? Who else is setting themselves up for a good season? It's the first bye week, help my fantasy squad! All this and more in Fan's Corner.

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Week Four!

Week 3 10-6 8-8 9-7
Season Total 30-18 26-21 23-24

A tough slate of 1pm games for me last week was saved by late game heroics.

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Prognosticator's Corner

Week 4 Lines & Predictions (click on column headers to sort) A '*" indicates a pick I really like

Lines From Las Vegas Hilton via KD's Picks
MatchUp Kickoff Underdog Line Favorite O/U Straight Up ATS O/U
San Francisco at ST LOUIS 01_Thursday RAMS 3.0 49ers 42.5 Rams Rams Under
Baltimore at BUFFALO 02_Sun, 1pm BILLS 3.0 Ravens 43.5 Ravens Ravens Over
Cincinnati at CLEVELAND 03_Sun, 1pm BROWNS Pick Bengals 42 Bengals Bengals Under
Chicago at DETROIT 04_Sun, 1pm Bears 3.0 LIONS 48 Bears Bears Over
Seattle at HOUSTON 05_Sun, 1pm TEXANS 2.0 Seahawks 41.5 Seahawks Seahawks Over
Indianapolis at JACKSONVILLE 06_Sun, 1pm JAGUARS 8.0 Colts 42.5 Colts Jaguars Under
NY Giants at KANSAS CITY 07_Sun, 1pm Giants 4.0 CHIEFS 44 Chiefs Giants Under
Pittsburgh at MINNESOTA 08_Sun, 1pm VIKINGS 3.0 Steelers 41.5 Steelers Steelers Over
Arizona at TAMPA BAY 09_Sun, 1pm Cardinals 2.5 BUCS 40 Cardinals Cardinals Under
NY Jets at TENNESSEE 11_Sun, 405pm Jets 3.5 TITANS 40.5 Titans Titans Under
Philadelphia at DENVER 12_Sun, 425pm Eagles 11.0 BRONCOS 59 Broncos Eagles Under
Washington at OAKLAND 13_Sun, 425pm RAIDERS 3.5 Redskins 44.5 Redskins Redskins Over
Dallas at SAN DIEGO 14_Sun, 425pm CHARGERS 1.0 Cowboys 46.5 Cowboys Cowboys Under
New England at ATLANTA 14_Sun, 830pm Patriots 2.0 FALCONS 50.5 Patriots Patriots Under
Miami at NEW ORLEANS 15_Mon, 840pm Dolphins 7.0 SAINTS 48.5 Saints Dolphins Under

Fantasy Fix

Here's a look at some great Fantasy Resources for you entering Week 3.

  • Injury Updates, via Rotoworld
  • * Miles Austin (hamstring) is out. Terrance Williams is next on the depth chart and should get the start while Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris (hip) who practiced on Friday and should go, getting more snaps than usual.
  • * Malcom Floyd (neck) is out once again.
  • Other major injury news: Ray Rice will be limited but play, Le'Veon Bell starts for first time. Cassel instead of Ponder. Ahmad Bradshaw is out. Andre Johnson will play. Reggie Bush will play, Amendola and Gronk won't. Mark Ingram out.
  • Jaimey Eisenberg's Start'Em or Sit'Em (CBS Sports)
  • Start 'Em

    Tony Romo (at SD): I'm not quite sure what leagues Romo is being benched in, but he's not started universally on His start percentage high was 81 percent in Week 1, and the 31 percent of owners who benched him in Week 3 missed out on 26 Fantasy points in a standard league. This week, Romo has the best matchup on the table against the Chargers, who have allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. So far this year, Matt Schaub, Michael Vick and Jake Locker have all scored at least 29 Fantasy points against San Diego, and Romo should follow suit. Please people, believe in Romo this week. He won't let you down.

    Sit 'Em

    Philip Rivers (vs. DAL): Did reality set in with Rivers in Week 3 or was his performance the first two weeks still the guy you should expect moving forward? Rivers opened the season with 65 Fantasy points against Houston and Philadelphia, but he struggled in Week 3 at Tennessee with 13 points despite completing 20 of 24 passes. He did have a touchdown to Royal nullified by a penalty, but Rivers now has two games with fewer than 200 passing yards. I'm not sure you want to trust the dink and dunk offense he's using right now, and Dallas just shut down the Rams with six sacks of Sam Bradford. Rivers may bounce back with a good game this week, but his small sample size of success still makes him too risky for me as a starter in most formats.

    Ryan Mathews (vs. DAL): Mathews continues his downward trend, and he's losing valuable playing time to Woodhead and Ronnie Brown. Woodhead plays on the majority of passing downs, and Brown is getting the goal-line looks. Mathews scored 11 Fantasy points in Week 1 against Houston but has combined for 10 points the past two weeks. Dallas has yet to allow 60 rushing yards in a game this season, including matchups against Wilson and Charles, and Charles is the only one to reach double digits in Fantasy points thanks to a receiving touchdown. It's difficult to even consider Mathews as a flex this week.

  • Sunday Morning Report (Weather, complete injury reports)
  • Weather Forecast: Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.
  • Yahoo! Week 4 Rankings
  • CBS Top 150 Flex Rankings
  • Every Sunday morning you can check the live chat War Room at SB Nation Fantasy. We strongly recommend you head over there if you have any questions about who to start/sit or injuries for today's games.

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