It’s time to speak about Week 4 fantasy sleepers. Whether these guys are in your roster or sitting within the pool of free brokers, they’ve sneaky upside that will help you take residence a “W” in your matchups this week. Players like Trey Sermon and Peyton Barber are on the start-or-sit bubble because of accidents, however given their matchups, we like their possibilities if Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) are out. The fantastic thing about in-season fantasy soccer sleepers is we have a look at them via a one-week lens. Of course, all of our choices aren’t essentially going to be weekly studs, however they’ve good matchups or newfound alternatives that make them viable begins this week — and that is all that issues.
It’s additionally value noting that any of our choices might bust this week. We’re taking some possibilities right here, as we do not wish to say anybody too apparent. (What enjoyable is that?) You aren’t going to start out these guys over constant, confirmed producers, however you are in all probability not looking for fantasy sleepers in case your lineup is about. However, even when that is the case, our sleepers checklist can assist you discover worth in DFS, as the costs of those gamers ought to reasonably priced.
Full disclosure: Last week was ugly for us. Our headliners Quintez Cephus and Rondale Moore had been full busts. At operating again, James Conner was successful, however James White was a dud because of damage. Teddy Bridgewater, Daniel Jones, Trevor Lawrence had some dangerous landing luck and allow us to down. The TE place as an entire has been atrocious, so there’s solely a lot we will do. Austin Hooper made our checklist, and though he did not go off, he did rating a landing, which is all we will ask for from a sleeper on the place. Our greatest decide on protection was Cincinnati, and defenses towards the Steelers shall be very enticing transferring ahead.
As all the time, we cannot bore anybody with apparent starters, however we’ll enable you establish gamers on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble with good matchups or enhanced outlooks in Week 4.
Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backs
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals @ Ramsn(Jackson Sparks). The Rams have a powerful protection, however the recipe on offense could be feeding Edmonds within the passing sport. This is extra of a PPR transfer, however we like Edmonds this week. He’s the RB16 in PPR proper now and has been regular with round 13 fantasy factors in every contest. Last week towards the Rams, Giovani Bernard caught 9 passes for 51 yards and scored a landing. Edmonds might take pleasure in related success right here even when there’s not rubbish time.
Peyton Barber, Raiders at Chargers (Vinnie Iyer). We’ll see about Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) later this week, however Barber was getting all the important thing touches forward of Kenyan Drake in an amazing dashing matchup towards Miami and L.A. presents the identical alternative on MNF.
Trey Sermon, 49ers vs. Seahawks (Matt Lutovsky). Sermon didn’t look notably good on Sunday night time, however he managed to get into the top zone and dominated backfield snaps. If Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is out once more, we must always see Sermon in an analogous function. Against the Seahawks, who’re permitting by far probably the most fantasy factors per sport (FPPG) to RBs, he ought to discover extra room to run. To be truthful, Derrick Henry has rather a lot to do with the Seahawks’ RB troubles, however Alexander Mattison and Colts backs additionally put up good numbers towards them. If Mitchell performs, we’ll change this decide to him, as even at lower than one hundred pc he ought to led the staff in touches and have big upside.
Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Quarterbacks
Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Washington (Sparks). Ryan has been a fantasy bust at QB25, however Washington’s protection has additionally been a bust. What was presupposed to be one of many prime models within the league has been horrific after Week 1. Daniel Jones had a good quantity of success towards them, and Josh Allen completely ripped their hearts out. We need to assume this Falcons’ passing assault will finally get on observe, and this could possibly be the proper time for it to occur.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington vs. Falcons (Iyer). WFT’s protection is giving up a ton of factors. Atlanta’s protection isn’t superb. This appears to be like like a wacky, high-scoring duel between Heinicke and Matt Ryan.
Baker Mayfield, Browns @ Vikings (Lutovsky). Mayfield is but to throw for a number of TDs in a sport, which reveals his ceiling in Cleveland’s run-heavy offense. He has extra upside than ordinary towards a Vikings protection permitting the sixth-most FPPG to QBs, although. Yes, Minnesota has confronted some good QBs (Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson the previous two weeks), however Mayfield might simply have a sport just like Joe Burrow’s efficiency towards Minnesota in Week 1 (261 yards, two TDs).
Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receivers
Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Jaguars (Sparks). If Tee Higgins (shoulder) is out for this Thursday Night sport, Boyd is just about a must-start. If Higgins is lively, we nonetheless like him as a fantasy sleeper. Boyd leads the staff with 19 targets and appears to be on his strategy to one other good season in PPR leagues. We know the Jaguars’ secondary is among the worst within the league, and it simply traded C.J. Henderson to Carolina. Look for your entire Bengals’ passing assault to roast Jacksonville on a brief week.
Jakobi Meyers, Patriots vs. Buccaneers (Iyer). Mac Jones might want to chuck a ton, and the Bucs’ defensive again accidents have them hurting most within the slot.
Antonio Brown, Buccaneers @ Patriots (Lutovsky). This isn’t only a “revenge game” for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Technically, Brown was as soon as a Patriot, too, so don’t be stunned if he has an additional hop in his step on Sunday night time. He ought to be again from his one-week COVID layoff, and if he’s, he has as a lot upside as any of Tampa’s receivers.
Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight ends
Pat Freiermuth, Steelers @ Packers (Sparks). Freiermuth appears to be like like he is taken over the beginning tight finish function in Pittsburgh and has 10 complete targets on the season. He scored his first profession receiving landing final week, and the Packers’ protection is a bottom-five staff towards tight ends in fantasy. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) and Diontae Johnson (knee) are each dealing with accidents, and even when they’re lively, they will not be one hundred pc. The alternative is there for the rookie.
Dawson Knox, Bills vs. Texans (Iyer). Knox is knocking on the door for a much bigger function within the passing sport after scoring the previous two weeks, and this seems like a sport the place he’ll get some good possibilities away from Stefon Diggs.
Cole Kmet, Bears vs. Lions (Lutovsky). Kmet shall be powerful to start out provided that he has simply two catches for 11 yards the previous two weeks. The Lions have been brutal towards TEs, although, permitting both 78 yards or a TD to a TE in every of the primary three weeks. The Bears’ offense received’t be as dangerous as final week, and Kmet will quickly begin enjoying a key function.
Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Defense
Tennessee Titans @ Jets (Sparks). Tennessee’s protection appeared dangerous via the primary two weeks of the season, however is not it potential that was only a results of going through Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray? They appeared significantly better towards a pedestrian offense in Week 3 (Indianapolis), so why cannot it tee off towards arguably the worst offense in soccer? Zach Wilson can have his fair proportion of turnovers, and Tennessee is within the prime half of the league in sacks per sport (2.3)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jaguars (Iyer). Their draft and free company investments are beginning to repay, they usually have an superior matchup at residence with the added further emotional prime-time bump.
Green Bay Packers vs. Steelers (Lutovsky). The Packers have been strong since their disastrous Week 1, posting 5 sacks and 4 takeaways. The Steelers can’t block, Big Ben can’t transfer, and the WRs can’t keep out of the coach’s room. You gotta like this residence matchup for the Pack.