It’s that time again. Here are your fantasy start and sits for Week 4.
NOTE: This is a list of players who are on the bubble when it comes to deserving a starting spot for the week. Obvious choices won’t be mentioned, and likewise - some under-the-radar guys, will. Advising you to start Tom Brady offers no value to you as a fantasy owner.
Kirk Cousins vs. Chiefs- Kansas City allowed almost 25 points to Carson Wentz at home. Though their defense is good, it’s been having issue stopping opposing quarterbacks dating back to last year.
Trevor Siemian vs. Raiders- Siemian is scoring at least 22 points at home while the Raiders are giving 21 to quarterbacks on the road. They were smoked in Washington last week, now they will see one of the best defenses in football.
Jay Ajayi vs. Saints- After a stinker last week, expect Ajayi to bounce back in a big way against the Saints. New Orleans is allowing the most points to opposing running backs this season.
Christian McCaffrey vs. Patriots- Backs that do a little bit of everything are best played against the Patriots. The Pats are having a tough time stopping opposing running backs as they give up almost six catches per game, the second-most points in receiving yards for backs, and second-most PPR points (32.6 per game) to backs.
Allen Hurns vs. Jets- Anybody who’s playing the Jets are likely to have a decent shot. Hurns is the best receiver the Jaguars have along with Marqise Lee. The Jaguars were throwing all over the Ravens, expect more of the same.
Jared Cook vs. Broncos- If anyone is going to move the chains against the Broncos, it’ll be the tight end. Denver has allowed almost 200 yards and two touchdowns to opposing tight ends in three weeks.
Charles Clay vs. Falcons- Clay is eighth among tight ends in targets and Clay has been outperforming his projections. He’s a good start again this week against a Falcons secondary that can be thrown on.
Jaguars vs. Jets- Just like playing the Colts, if you’re playing the Jets, the defense is a good play.
Patriots vs. Panthers- Carolina is still struggling on offense and they give up on average 12 points per game to defenses.
Sit Them Down
Matthew Stafford vs. Vikings- Minnesota is a really tough opponent to throw on and Stafford has averaged less than 15 points against them over the last four outings.
Jameis Winston vs. Giants- For the same reason to sit Stafford, quarterbacks are averaging less than 15 points per game against New York.
Mark Ingram vs. Dolphins- The Saints running game has been awful and Ingram has failed to reach nine points in all three weeks, playing well under his projections.
LeGarrette Blount vs. Chargers- An easy sit against the Chargers defense that has allowed the fourth-fewest points to running backs.
Pierre Garcon vs. Cardinals- After three weeks of football, WR1’s are averaging 56 yards and less than eight points versus Patrick Peterson, who travels with his man.
Terrelle Pryor vs. Chiefs- He’s already been as inconsistent as it gets for the Redskins but against the Chiefs at Arrowhead, no way!
Coby Fleener vs. Dolphins- His targets from Drew Brees are going to plummet now that his favorite receiver Willie Snead is back.
Benjamin Watson vs. Steelers- Though he was the only guy to score last week, the Ravens are bound to struggle to get him going against the Steelers, who have been pretty solid at keeping tight ends at bay.
Rams vs. Cowboys- This wouldn’t be the week to start Los Angeles when they are one of the more vulnerable teams to running the football. They are 29th in rushing defense and they just gave up 39 points to the 49ers.
Bills vs. Falcons- This is one of the most high-powered offenses in the NFL and defenses are averaging less than six points against them.
Must Start Dallas Cowboys For The Week
Dak Prescott- The Rams give up at least 19 points per week to opposing quarterbacks. Last week, they gave up 26 to Brian Hoyer, Prescott is a solid option this week after outperforming against a good Cardinals defense.
Must Sit Dallas Cowboy For The Week
Jason Witten- The Rams struggle with over-pursuing in the run game and don’t really have a lockdown cornerback. However, they allow the tenth-fewest points to tight ends. The G.O.A.T. should take a seat.