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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 4

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Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. Falcons): Rodgers is currently QB6 and has entered must-start territory once again. He is one of the strongest starts of the week against a weak Falcons defense. The Falcons are allowing the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. They allowed Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky to combine for four touchdown passes last Sunday.

Joe Burrow, Bengals (vs. Jaguars): Burrow is exceeding fantasy expectations for his rookie season. At the moment, he is a top-ten fantasy quarterback and is coming off back-to-back 300-yard games. The Jaguars are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. In fact, Ryan Fitzpatrick scored 25.4 fantasy points against the Jaguars last week.

Sleeper: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins (vs. Seahawks)


Nick Foles, Bears (vs. Colts): Foles was able to throw three touchdowns against the Falcons after taking over for Trubisky. However, I would not overreact to that statistic. As I previously stated, the Falcons are giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Now, Foles will face the Colts, who are giving up the least fantasy points to quarterbacks.

Daniel Jones, Giants (vs. Rams): Jones had a respectable Week 1 performance against the Steelers with 279 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, but it’s been downhill since then. Jones has four turnovers and zero touchdowns in the last two games. Injuries to Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard are not making his job any easier. I would not trust him against a strong Rams defense.

Running backs


James Robinson, Jaguars (vs. Bengals): Robinson has been a breakout star for the Jaguars. Through three weeks, he has 339 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns. After playing the Dolphins last week, he has another great matchup against the Bengals, who have allowed 545 rushing yards in their first three games (second-most in the NFL).

Devin Singletary, Bills (vs. Raiders): The Raiders are giving up the most fantasy points to running backs. Zack Moss will cut into Singletary’s workload, but Singletary still leads the Bills in carries and rushing yards this season. Additionally, Singletary is more involved in the passing game; he has 15 targets, while Moss only has four.

Sleeper: Darrell Henderson Jr., Rams (vs. Giants)


Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers (vs. Chargers): The Chargers defense has done a great job of slowing down opposing running backs. They held Joe Mixon (3.6 YPC), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (3.8 YPC), and Mike Davis (3.5 YPC) to less than four yards per carry. Jones holds little upside against this defense. In addition, Leonard Fournette is becoming increasingly involved in the Buccaneers offense. Fournette has 17 carries over the last two games, while Jones has 20 carries.

Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (vs. Ravens): Gibson is leading the running back committee in Washington. He was able to score a touchdown against both the Browns and Cardinals, but the Ravens are allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs.

Wide Receivers


DeVante Parker, Dolphins (vs. Seahawks): The Seahawks are allowing the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Now, Jamal Adams is dealing with a groin injury. This is too good of a matchup to pass up for Parker.

Allen Lazard, Packers (vs. Falcons): Lazard broke out with six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown with Davante Adams out. If Adams sits out again, Lazard could repeat his performance. If Adams does play, Lazard still is a good flex option against a struggling Falcons defense.

Sleeper: Braxton Berrios, Jets (vs. Broncos)


Jerry Jeudy, Broncos (vs. Jets): The Broncos are now turning to Brett Rypien to start at quarterback, which brings a lot of uncertainty to the Broncos offense this week. The Jets pass defense has been solid allowing the sixth-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Starting Jeudy carries too much risk.

Keelan Cole Sr., Jaguars (vs. Bengals): Cole fell flat against the Dolphins, despite D.J. Chark being sidelined. Chark seems likely to play against the Bengals on Sunday, so Cole offers little upside.

Tight Ends


T.J. Hockenson, Lions (vs. Saints): The Saints are struggling to defend tight ends allowing the most fantasy points to them this season. Hockenson has been a consistent producer through the first three games. In each game, he has topped 50 receiving yards and recorded at least four receptions. He is a high floor, high upside option this week.

Sleeper: Dalton Schultz, Cowboys (vs. Browns)


Jimmy Graham, Bears (vs. Colts): Graham had a big game against the Falcons with six receptions for 60 yards and two touchdowns. However, he benefited from playing the Falcons defense. The Colts have allowed opposing tight ends to only produce a total of 32 yards this season.