NFL Fantasy Football Player Projections for Week 4 (2015)


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

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

Quarterbacks To Start

Andy Dalton versus the Kansas City Chiefs

The Green Bay 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, Kansas City has allowed 10 passing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks. This Sunday matchup should benefit Andy Dalton, Tyler Eifert, and A.J. Green. This week’s other quarterbacks projected to have good scoring weeks are Derek Carr, Cam Newton, and Carson Palmer.

Our Take

We don’t expect Andy Dalton to repeat his performance from last week. AJ Green is F&TS‘ WR1, so selfishly, we would love a strong Week 4 performance. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been a fantasy stud and his pass-catching partner in crime, Amari Cooper, has consistently scored double-digit points for owners. If you can start Derek Carr over Andy Dalton, we approve.

Running Backs to Start

Karlos Williams versus the New York Giants

In LeSean McCoy’s absence last week, Karlos 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 of the Seattle Seahawks at home versus the Detroit Lions, Frank Gore of the Indianapolis Colts at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars or Jonathan Stewart on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New York Giants Defense

Our Take

The New York 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 to Start

 Mike Evans versus the Carolina Panthers

While we have little faith in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers most weeks, we do believe in the play of wide receiver Mike Evans. During Week 3, Evans had seven catches for 101 yards on 17 targets. Only Julio Jones and Keenan Allen had more passes thrown to them.

Our Take

Evans is an elite receiver but is at the mercy of his rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. One week he’ll look like the second coming and the next week, he’s throwing multiple interceptions. If you’re still struggling to determine what receiver will have a big week, Fox Sports is also recommending Jeremy Maclin, Steve Smith, and Donte Moncrief.

Fantasy Projections for Tight Ends


Charles Clay versus the New York Giants

Charles Clay 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 tight ends very well. Cowboys’ tight ends scored three touchdowns in the Week 1 matchup. Colts tight end Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 77 yards two weeks ago. Washington’s Jordan Reed had six receptions for 96 yards last week.

Our Take

The Giants lack a pass rush and with wide receiver Sammy Watkins out for the game, Clay is a good bet. But if you have more faith in the Giants defense than we do, other favorable tight ends matchups include Bears’ Martellus Bennett against the Oakland Raiders, Washington’s Jordan Reed at home against the Philadelphia Eagles, and Bengals’ Tyler Eifert against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Set Your Roster

In conclusion, we encourage you to set your roster early using our NFL fantasy football projections for Week 4. It’s better than trusting your own instincts. How is that working out for you?