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Fantasy Football Tips: ‘Gettin It In,’ Week 4

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Each week we scour the Internet looking for the best prognosticators for Fantasy Football success. This week, we examine Fox Sports’ Week 4 fantasy projections in the league where the play for pay. Queue the dramatic music and we hope our advice helps you dominate your league.

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Andy Dalton (14) throws a pass against the Houston Texans Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks

Andy Dalton, CIN

The Packers beat up royally on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers carved up the Chiefs’ defense for 333 yards and five touchdowns. So far this season, KC has allowed 10 passing TDs to opposing quarterbacks. This matchup should benefit Dalton, Tyler Eifert, and AJ Green. This week’s other quarterbacks to consider are Derek Carr (OAK), Cam Newton (CAR), and Carson Palmer (ARI).

Our Take:

We don’t expect Dalton to repeat his performance from last week. AJ Green is FTS’ WR 1, so selfishly, we would love a strong Week 4 performance. Raiders QB Derek Carr has been a fantasy stud and his pass catching partner in crime, Amari Cooper, has consistently scored double-digit points for owners. We would go there instead.

Running Backs

Karlos Williams, BUF

In LeSean McCoy’s absence for Week 4, Williams ran for 110 yards on 12 carries. Williams also scored a touchdown in his third straight game. If McCoy gets another game off, the backup Bills running back may capitalize on his opportunities again. Williams may be unavailable in your league, so we recommend picking up Thomas Rawls (SEA), Frank Gore (IND), or Jonathan Stewart (CAR).

Our Take:

The Giants defense has been better than expected. Backup running backs don’t start for their teams for a reason. We recommend looking elsewhere for points from a running back.

Wide Receivers

 Mike Evans, TB

While we’re down on most of the Buccaneers offense this week, we believe in Mike Evans. During Week 4, Evans had seven catches for 101 yards on 17 targets. Only Julio Jones (20) and Keenan Allen (18) had more passes thrown to them. Fox Sports is also recommending Jeremy Maclin (KC), Steve Smith Sr. (BAL), and Donte Moncrief (IND).

Our Take:

The hardest player on the field to judge is a rookie QB. Case in point, Jameis Winston. One week he’ll look like the second coming and the next week, he’s throwing multiple INTs. The Colts have been inconsistent on defense through three weeks and we anticipate DeAndre Hopkins performing well.

Tight End

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Charles Clay, BUF

The former Dolphin had a field day against Miami in Week 3. He had five catches, 82 yards, and a TD. In fact, Clay has now scored in back-to-back games. The Giants don’t defend opposing TEs well. Dallas’ TEs scored three TDs in Week 1. Jordan Reed had six receptions for 96 yards in Week 3. Even Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 77 yards two weeks ago.

Our Take:

The Giants lack a pass rush and WR Sammy Watkins out for the game, Clay is a good bet. Other notable tight ends this week include Martellus Bennett (CHI), Jordan Reed (WAS), and Tyler Eifert (CIN).

 

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