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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 4 lineup advice, best matchups, DFS picks



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Let’s face it, you did not count on to be considering whether or not you must begin Chuba Hubbard in Week 4. Or Sam Darnold. Or Brandon Aiyuk. Or the Ravens D/ST. We might go on, however you get the purpose. Rather a lot has already modified since draft day, be it due to accidents, breakouts, or disappointments, and that is inflicting all kinds of begin ’em, sit ’em complications. Whether you are undefeated, winless, or someplace in between in season-long leagues, you want the best Week 4 fantasy lineup recommendation that will help you make the powerful calls.

As all the time, SN’s Vinnie Iyer, aka “The Decider,” is right here to assist. And simply in case you are already sick of your season-long groups and switched to DFS mode, we’ve got some each day picks to click on, too. 

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em: Quarterbacks

QB must-starts

  1. Josh Allen, Bills (vs. HOU)
  2. Tom Brady, Buccaneers (at NE)
  3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks (at SF)
  4. Kyler Murray, Cardinals (at LAR)
  5. Matthew Stafford, Rams (vs. ARI)
  6. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs (at PHI)
  7. Justin Herbert, Chargers (vs. LV)
  8. Lamar Jackson, Ravens (at DEN)
  9. Dak Prescott, Cowboys (vs. CAR)
  10. Jalen Hurts, Eagles (vs. KC)
  11. Aaron Rodgers, Packers (vs. PIT)

Stronger begins

Kirk Cousins, Vikings (vs. CLE). He’s getting it accomplished along with his two foremost receivers and different guys, too, enjoying effectively off the working sport. This must be one other shootout at dwelling.

Ryan Tannehill, Titans (vs. NYJ). Tannehill received in his get-well sport in opposition to the Colts and will preserve rolling as Derrick Henry helps hammer him to a different strong day without work play-action.

Joe Burrow, Bengals (vs. JAX). He is balling out higher coming off the knee damage and shall be motivated to show he is the higher No. 1 total choose on this lovely TNF matchup at dwelling.

Sam Darnold, Panthers (vs. DAL). He has the keys to a fantastic offense minus CMC, and there must be some pleasing passing (and perhaps working) rubbish reverse Prescott.

Justin Fields, Bears (if he begins once more, vs. DET). Fields was put in a tricky street spot in Cleveland. He must be a lot better ready ought to he get the nod for the Lions within the a lot friendlier confines of Soldier Field.

DFS bargains

Baker Mayfield, Browns (at MIN, $6,200 on DraftKings, $7,300 on FanDuel). Mayfield appears to be like good with OBJ and must be known as upon for a number of scores and perhaps 300-plus yards in a sneaky high-scoring affair with Kirk Cousins.

Matt Ryan, Falcons (at WAS, $5,400 on DraftKings, $6,700 on FanDuel). Ryan has been extra huge miss than hit early due to questionable utilization of his weapons, however Washington’s protection has been giving poor effort. Ryan might simply wager by on huge quantity once more reverse a potent offense.

Streamer particular

Taylor Heinicke, Washington (vs. ATL). Ryan is playable on a budget, however Heinicke is a perfect one-week plug-and-play, as he’ll get the job accomplished along with his key weapons at wideout and tight finish.

WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

Weaker begins

Derek Carr, Raiders (at LAC). Carr is throwing a ton for giant yardage however that adjustments vs. the Chargers’ protection, which is far more weak in opposition to the run and may include his kind of downfield targets.

Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos (vs. BAL). Denver lastly attracts an excellent staff, and Baltimore’s protection is on an upward swing after early accidents.

Daniel Jones, Giants (at NO). Too many receiver accidents, too unfavorable of a street matchup.

Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars (at CIN). The Bengals’ protection is enjoying very effectively, and he is not enjoying effectively in any respect.

Jared Goff, Lions (at CHI). He got here crashing down in opposition to the Ravens, and it continues right here.

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (at GB). He may be OK with quantity, however his receivers are also hurting and he appears to be like terrible.

Deep traps

Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers (vs. SEA), Jacoby Brissett, Dolphins (vs. IND), Mac Jones, Patriots (vs. TB)

WEEK 4 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em: Running backs

RB must-starts

  1. Derrick Henry, Titans (vs. NYJ)
  2. Alvin Kamara, Saints (vs. NYG)
  3. Austin Ekeler, Chargers (vs. LV)
  4. Nick Chubb, Browns (at MIN)
  5. Dalvin Cook, Vikings (if he returns, or Alexander Mattison, vs. CLE)
  6. Aaron Jones, Packers (vs. PIT)
  7. Jonathan Taylor, Colts (at MIA)
  8. Antonio Gibson, Washington (vs. ATL)
  9. Joe Mixon, Bengals (vs. JAX)
  10. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys (vs. CAR)
  11. Najee Harris, Steelers (at GB)
  12. David Montgomery, Bears (vs. DET)
  13. Chris Carson, Seahawks (at SF)
  14. Saquon Barkley, Giants (at NO)
  15. D’Andre Swfit, Lions (at CHI)
  16. Kareem Hunt, Browns (at MIN)
  17. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs (at PHI)
  18. James Robinson, Jaguars (at CIN)

Stronger begins

Chuba Hubbard, Panthers (at DAL). Plug and play CMC’s backup in a adequate matchup on the street. He’ll get the quantity and has the expertise.

Miles Sanders, Eagles (vs. KC). Here’s a giant rebound sport as Philly overcorrects to relax its offense with Jalen Hurts.

Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, Broncos (vs. BAL). They preserve getting it accomplished collectively, and Denver shall be run heavy on this sport with a strong offensive line spot.

Peyton Barber, Raiders (at LAC). There’s an excellent likelihood he carries the load with Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) nonetheless on the shelf after his robust efficiency in opposition to Miami. The Chargers are most weak in opposition to the run due to a smaller entrance.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Falcons (vs. WAS). Do we imagine it will final? No, however he retains producing and WFT’s sudden poor tackling and lack of self-discipline shall be good for him.

Zack Moss and Devin Singletary, Bills (vs. HOU). Both Buffalo backs can bash this opponent with a giant second-half lead.

Nyheim Hines, Colts (at MIA). The thorn in aspect of Jonathan Taylor managers could have standalone worth, because the Dolphins’ linebackers are unhealthy total in opposition to working backs.

DFS bargains

Sony Michel, Rams (vs. ARI, $5,200 on DraftKings, $5,800 on FanDuel). Michel seemed sturdy in opposition to a stout Bucs entrance, and the Cardinals have been giving up digits to all kinds of backs early.

Trey Sermon, 49ers (vs. SEA, $5,000 on DraftKings, $5,900 on FanDuel). Sermon saved his beginning debut with a late TD and will get a strong spot in opposition to the Seahawks’ wilting run D. His return could possibly be large ought to Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) miss one other sport.

WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo

Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit ‘Em: Running backs

Weaker begins

Damien Harris, Patriots (vs. TB). The sport script shall be unhealthy, and the matchup already is terrible

Myles Gaskin, Dolphins (vs. IND). Malcolm Brown is getting some love due to his talent set, and that can minimize into Gaskin once more.

Chase Edmonds and James Conner, Cardinals (at LAR). They have been robust in ripping the Jaguars, however park them in opposition to a a lot better protection in a pass-heavy shootout.

Mike Davis, Falcons (at WAS). His utilization is a multitude to the purpose he must buried in your bench.

Tony Pollard, Cowboys (vs. CAR). There’s not room for 2 ‘Boys backs to be productive on this spot.

All Buccaneers (at NE). This is a narrative all about Brady, not the three-headed underwhelming committee.

All Ravens (at DEN). This is getting messy abruptly enjoying off Lamar.

All Texans (at BUF). The Bills’ protection is exhibiting how nasty it’s total.

All Jets (at TEN). They’re near liberating Michael Carter however not but.

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Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em: Wide receivers

WR must-starts

  1. Davante Adams, Packers (vs. PIT)
  2. Cooper Kupp, Rams (vs. ARI)
  3. Stefon Diggs, Bills (vs. HOU)
  4. DK Metcalf, Seahawks (at SF)
  5. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs (vs. PHI)
  6. Justin Jefferson, Vikings (vs. CLE)
  7. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys (vs. CAR)
  8. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers (at NE)
  9. D.J. Moore, Panthers (at DAL)
  10. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals (at LAR)
  11. Calvin Ridley, Falcons (at WAS)
  12. Keenan Allen, Chargers (vs. LV)
  13. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (at SF)
  14. Adam Thielen, Vikings (vs. CLE)
  15. Mike Williams, Chargers (vs. LV)
  16. Deebo Samuel, 49ers (vs. SEA)
  17. Terry McLaurin, Washington (vs. ATL)
  18. Allen Robinson II, Bears (vs. DET)
  19. Amari Cooper, Cowboys (vs. CAR)
  20. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals (vs. JAX)
  21. Mike Evans, Buccaneers (at NE)
  22. Julio Jones, Titans (vs. NYJ)
  23. Marquise Brown, Ravens (at DEN)

Stronger begins

Brandin Cooks, Texans (at BUF). Houston must be throwing a ton within the second half, and he can rack up the manufacturing from Davis Mills on brief passes with an excellent shot at a late rating.

Odell Beckham Jr, Browns (at MIN). OBJ may see a few of savvy Patrick Peterson, however that is an excellent factor given he has his outdated downfield velocity again and PP does not.

Chase Claypool, Steelers (at GB). Accept the massive performs will not be approaching the common with unhealthy Big Ben, however he proved he can put collectively a high-floor outing with quantity given the opposite wideout accidents.

Tyler Boyd, Bengals (vs. JAX). It is difficult to count on Tee Higgins to return from his shoulder damage on a brief week, so Boyd ought to stay productive inside vs. the Jags’ weak protection.

Marvin Jones Jr., Jaguars (at CIN). He’ll be up for a pleasant revenge sport in opposition to his authentic staff.

DJ Chark Jr., Jaguars (at CIN). He cannot afford to disappoint with fellow LSU alums Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase on the opposite aspect.

Jakobi Meyers, Patriots (vs. TB). The Bucs can’t cowl the slot with their nook depletion, so it is one other strong day primarily based on quantity.

Antonio Brown, Buccaneers (at NE). If he is cleared from the COVID-19 checklist, you must financial institution on him scoring on a revenge-game huge play from Tom Brady.

Marquez Callaway, Saints (vs. NYG). Here’s considering he’ll make a giant play away from James Bradberry to get into the top zone once more.

DFS bargains

Courtland Sutton, Broncos (vs. BAL, $5,700 on DraftKings, $6,300 on FanDuel). Sutton wasn’t wanted in opposition to the Jets, however he may give this secondary issues in what must be a higher-volume passing sport.

Robert Woods, Rams (vs. ARI, $5,300 on DraftKings, $6,200 on FanDuel). Woods hasn’t gotten the eye from Matthew Stafford, however they should get him stepping into a wideout-friendly sport total given the deep photographs shall be tougher to hit on this matchup.

Corey Davis, Jets (vs. TEN, $5,000 on DraftKings, $5,700 on FanDuel). Davis will return to a few of his Week 1 success in revenge-game rubbish time in opposition to the Titans’ overmatched secondary.

Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit ‘Em: Wide receivers

Weaker begins

MIchael Pittman Jr., Colts (at MIA). You beat the Dolphins by staying on the bottom and never forcing the downfield cross.

DeVonta Smith, Eagles (vs. KC). The rookie is taking some powerful lumps early, and that continues right here as the main focus stays on the tight ends for Jalen Hurts.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers (if he performs, at GB). He’s uninspiring when wholesome in dink-and-dunk mode, and this can be a so-so matchup at best.

Robby Anderson, Panthers (at DAL). The torch looks as if it is being handed already to Terrace Marshall Jr.

Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders, Bills (vs. HOU). Don’t go chasing the Week 3 field rating, as this looks as if an old-school monster Allen-to-Diggs sport.

Kenny Golladay, Giants (at NO). There’s no purpose to rejoice along with his hip damage recurrence, and it additionally appears all of his teammate are hamstrung for Daniel Jones, too.

Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (vs. SEA). Can’t go there but because it’s extra Deebo Samuel and George Kittle for the second.

Tim Patrick, Broncos (vs. BAL). Patrick cannot ship right here in addition to Courtland Sutton.

Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (vs. IND). The Colts will do their best to take him away from Jacoby Brissett.

Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk, Cardinals (at LAR). One of them might produce huge. One of them may do nothing. Or it could possibly be extra of A.J. Green. Start them at your personal excessive danger in a tough spot.

All Raiders (at LAC). Your guess is nearly as good as ours, and the Chargers can really include Hunter Renfrow.

Laviska Shenault Jr., Jaguars. That’s a sha-no for a 3rd possibility from this staff.

Deep traps

Mecole Hardman, Chiefs (at PHI), Darnell Mooney, Bears (vs. DET), Nelson Agholor, Patriots (vs. TB)

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Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em: Tight ends

TE must-starts

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs (at PHI)
  2. Darren Waller, Raiders (at LAC)
  3. Mark Andrews, Ravens (at DEN
  4. George Kittle, 49ers (vs. SEA)
  5. T.J. Hockenson, Lions (at CHI)
  6. Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers (at NE)
  7. Dallas Goedert, Eagles (vs. KC)
  8. Logan Thomas, Washington (vs. ATL)
  9. Kyle Pitts, Falcons (at WAS)
  10. Noah Fant, Broncos (vs. BAL)

Stronger begins

Mike Gesicki, Dolphins (at IND). The QB change to Checkdown Brissett has made him by some means related once more, and the matchup is sweet sufficient.

Dawson Knox, Bills (vs. HOU). Here’s calling a 3rd straight sport with a TD for the late bloomer.

Hunter Henry, Patriots (vs. TB). Henry must be an even bigger a part of this passing sport, and Mac Jones could have some quantity to supply good catches, yards, and a attainable rubbish TD.

Tyler Conklin, Vikings (vs. CLE). He ought to keep concerned in a powerful matchup for his posiiton, as he is approaching filling in for Irv Smith Jr.

Austin Hooper, Browns (at MIN). Hooper shall be a key goal and is simpler with OBJ again to attract consideration stretching the sphere, just about serving Baker Mayfield like Jarvis Landry did.

DFS cut price

Cole Kmet, Bears (vs. DET, $3,000 on DraftKings, $4,800 on FanDuel). Kmet wants extra love within the passing sport and will get it because the Bears’ offense has a get-well sport. He produces sufficient beneath for adequate return at this worth.

Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit ‘Em: Tight ends

Weaker begins

Robert Tonyan, Packers (vs. PIT). His restricted quantity is worrisome with just one strong sport to date, and Aaron Rodgers ought to exploit some defensive again weaknesses first.

Tyler Higbee, Rams (vs. ARI). He’s been a matchup-based play, and the Cardinals might be roasted extra when Matthew Stafford goes after their cornerbacks.

Jared Cook, Chargers (vs. LV). It is one other “revenge game,” however we’re not shopping for into Justin Herbert needing to make use of the tight finish a lot once more with what his high wideouts are doing.

Dalton Schultz, Cowboys vs. CAR). Don’t go chasing that MNF field rating in opposition to the Eagles. Instead, put money into Travis Kelce in DFS in opposition to those self same Eagles.

Jonnu Smith, Patriots (vs. TB). Here’s feeling a lean towards Hunter Henry in opposition to the Buccaneers’ questionable tight finish protection.

Evan Engram, Giants (at NO). Do you actually need to belief him stepping up for Daniel Jones when there’s equal danger for a zero?

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Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em: Defenses

Defense must-starts

  1. Bills (vs. HOU)
  2. Buccaneers (at NE)
  3. Titans (vs. NYJ)
  4. Saints (vs. NYG)
  5. Bengals (vs. JAX)
  6. Dolphins (vs. IND)
  7. Bears (vs. DET)

Stronger begins

Colts (at MIA). They have not been good, however they need to get some huge performs vs. former starter Jacoby Brissett with a constructive sport script.

Giants (at NO). Where there is a Jameis Winston and an honest protection, there is a method to get fantasy factors.

Chiefs (at PHI). Jalen Hurts remains to be making some errors, and that ought to assist KC have an excellent day vs. a banged-up line.

Chargers (vs. LV). Brandon Staley’s unit will power that ugly sport from Derek Carr, placing many dents in him.

DFS cut price

Packers (vs. PIT, $3,300 on DraftKings, $4,200 on FanDuel). As lengthy as Ben Roethlisberger begins, the protection enjoying in opposition to his weak arm and weaker offensive line can tee off, particularly with assist from a constructive sport script because of big-time offense.

Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit ‘Em: Defenses

Weaker begins

Washington (vs. ATL). It has quite a lot of expertise, however the gamers are badly underachieving and this is probably not a fast repair.

Browns (at MIN). They fall again to earth in opposition to a reliable NFC North offense.

Ravens (at DEN). The Broncos are too cautious with the ball to belief this group on the street.

Rams (vs. ARI), Keep them parked for a shootout with Kyler Murray. Same goes for the Cardinals vs. Matthew Stafford.

Broncos (vs. BAL). Not in opposition to Lamar.

Steelers (at GB). Definitely not in opposition to A-Rod.

Patriots (vs. TB). Absolutely hell no vs. Tom.

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