Start Em Sit Em Week 4

Start Em Sit Em Week 4

Start Em Sit Em Week 4 By Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start ‘ Em & Sit ‘ Em players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start IND QB A Luck at home vs the Jaguars 28th ranked pass defense ) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours  Good Luck this week!

Quarter Backs
Start ‘Em

BUFF Tyrod Taylor (vs NYG) – I’ll be honest, I haven’t been a believer in QB Taylor, but the way had passed all over a decent defense like the Miami Dolphins, he’s winning me over- 289 total yards and 3 TDs -Week 3

CAR Cam Newton (at TB) – Carolina is one of the top defenses in the NFL right now, so they will give rookie QB J Winston fits, and force turnovers. Cam will have the ball a lot in this game and put up points. TB is #16 vs the pass

CINN Andy Dalton (vs KC) – Teams are throwing all over the Chiefs this year. Week 1 it was Hoyer & Mallett. Week 2 it was Peyton Manning (who looked atrocious Week 1) and Week 3 it was Aaron Rodgers ( 5 TDs)

Running Backs
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BUFF Karlos Williams ( vs NYG)- The Waiver Wire darling of Week 4 and for good reason. RB L McCoy can’t seem to get passed his injuries and RB K Williams is making a case as to why he should be the starter regardless

ARI Chris Johnson (vs ST L) – I liked his match up last week and he did not disappoint- 150 total yards and 2 TDs. He won’t do that this week vs STL, but he’ll make fantasy owners happy I think

ATL Devonta Freeman (vs HOU) –Very nice that he is at home Week 4 following his 141 yards and 3 TDs on the road Week 3.The Falcons have no reason to rush injured RB T Coleman back into the lineup, so he should sit, and Freeman should be a lock for 20 touches

IND Frank Gore ( vs JACK)- RB Gore finally got on track last week and he has a great chance to keep it up Week 4. FYI- IND started out with a slow 0-2 last year, and poured it on the rest of the way

Sleeper – Thomas Rawls- SEATTLE

Wide Receivers
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NYJ Brandon Marshall (at MIA) – The Dolphins were suppose to have a scary defense in 2015, especially with the addition of Ndamukong Suh, but they are currently ranking near the bottom and 30th vs the pass- QB Fitz and Marshall will exploit this

CAR WR Ted Ginn Jr- TE Olsen is #1 target for QB Cam Newton and Ginn has become #2- 22 targets in the 1st 3 weeks- Any WR getting 7+ targets a game is worth starting, especially against TB Week 4

OAK Amari Cooper ( at CHI)- The Bear’s defense is dead last in the NFL. This one might end up looking similar to Cooper’s game 9/20/2014 vs the Florida gators ( 201 yards and 3 TDs)

HOU DeAndre Hopkins ( at ATL)- This has the makings for a high scoring event, and Hopkins is easily the Texan’s best weapon

DAL Terrance Williams (at N.O. ) – Williams had 0 receptions Week 3, but that will not happen vs a lousy Saints defense

Sleeper- GB TY Montgomery

Tight Ends
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WASH Jordan Reed ( vs PHIL)-QB K Cousins’ go-to-guy. 26 targets so far

CHI Martellus Bennett- You may think about starting TE Bennett because of QB Clausen, but Oakland we have a lead early, QB Clausen will have to throw a lot just trying to keep up and OAK is the WORST defending TES ( and that’s an understatement)

Defense
Start ‘Em

Carolina (at TB)- No running game + rookie QB = nice day for CAR defense

Oakland (at CHI) – Very long day for QB Clausen

Dallas (at N.O.) – The Saints are 0-3 because they are terrible. Teams that are terrible make mistakes….a lot of mistakes

HERE’S A GREAT LINK TO ANALYZE DEFENSES- LINK

Quarter Backs
Sit ‘Em

SF C Kaepernick (vs GB) – This is a no brainer but I am putting it in anyways because I want to list Kaep’s stats from week 3- 9/19 for 67 yards and 4 INTS

STL Nick Foles (at ARI) – I  admit to being surprised by QB Foles’ poor start to the season and the ARI DEF Week 4 won’t make it any easier for the ST L QB- 2 TD passes TOTAL for 2015

MINN Teddy Bridgewater (at DEN) – Bridgewater is being dropped in nearly every fantasy league because he’s thrown only 1 TD this season. Denver has the #1 DEF

Running Backs
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MIA Lamar Miller (vs NYJ) – RB Miller had 2 great match ups Week 1 & 2 and did nothing in Week 3. NY Jets are #1 vs the run

TB Doug Martin (vs CAR) – He has yet to sniff the end zone and CAR is the #4 defense in the NFL

NYG Rashad Jennings ( at BUFF)- Tough defense to be playing Week 4- Rashad Jennings rushed only 11 times for 32 yards in Week 3 win and with RB Andre Williams and RB Shane Vereen eating up touches, it’s just a mess to completely avoid

Wide Receivers
Sit ‘Em

MINN Mike Wallace (at DEN ) – Fantasy owners might be tempted to start WR Wallace because it looks like WR Charles Johnson is OUT Week 4 and therefore more opportunities for Wallace. Wallace will disappoint

ALL Saint WRs (vs DAL – I seriously doubt that Brees plays this week, and if he doesn’t, QB McCown is to have only his 2nd start since 2011. McCown Week 3 had opportunities but he never really made them pay. Just five of his completions went for more than 15 yards

SF Torrey Smith ( vs GB)- One of the best teams ( GB) vs one of the worst teams ( SF) and worst QBs ( Kaepernick)….UGH

DET Golden Tate ( at SEA)- Megatron has a way of getting some catches vs a team like Seattle, but Tate is averaging only 50 yards a game with 0 TDs this season vs SD-MINN  and DEN

Tight Ends
Sit ‘Em

MIA  Jordan Cameron (vs NYJ) – 3 catches for 16 yards Week 3. Not what we expected when we drafted him…is it??? Jets are 2nd BEST vs TEs

MINN Kyle Rudolph ( at DEN )- The Vikings only hope in this game is to give the ball to RB Peterson 30-50 times

Defense
Sit ‘Em

DET (at SEA) – The Lions have no chance in this game

NYG ( at BUFF)- Rex has BUFF coached up well