Week 4 Starts and Sits

September 28, 2019


We are already about a quarter of the way through the season.  We wait for the season all year and it just flies by. Studs are underperforming, guys are getting injured, and a major running back is coming back from his holdout.  The fantasy football landscape is becoming more clear by the week. Luckily we have some young players stepping up, which gives us more options when it comes to who we can start in our lineups. Let's take a look at some start and sit suggestions for week 4:







Daniel Jones vs WAS-  Daniel Jones was quite the pleasant surprise in week 3.  Not only can he throw the ball accurately, this dude has some wheels on him.  His rushing ability provides us with a nice floor week in and week out. I feel very comfortable starting Jones against a Redskins pass defense allowing 260 passing yards per game.






Matt Stafford vs KC-  We should all know what happens by now when Mahomes comes to town.  The Chiefs will have a comfortable lead by halftime and Stafford will have to throw his way out of a hole.  Stafford showed up on the injury report, but he's a very tough player that will play through most injuries. Fire Stafford up and expect 20 to 30 points. 






Phillip Rivers @ MIA-  Here is your weekly "Start x quarterback against Miami defense" suggestion.  You know what to do here. 












Josh Allen vs NE-  The Patriot's defense has been outstanding through 3 weeks of play.  Allen owners should look elsewhere this week. I see plenty of turnovers in Allen's immediate future.  










Baker Mayfield @ BAL-  It is becoming harder and harder to trust Baker Mayfield.  I've actually seen people dropping him in two of my leagues.  While I think that it's entirely too early to drop Baker, I do advise stashing him on your bench until he starts to put it together.  Some of you won't have the choice when it comes to starting Baker, but I would check the waiver wire and see if Stafford is available this week.  




Matt Ryan vs TEN-  This is a rather bold sit.  I understand that most people won't have a better QB to start ahead of Ryan, but I would temper my expectations for him this week.  The Titans are only allowing 189 passing yards per game. That's 4th best in the league.  












Josh Jacobs @ IND-  Josh Jacobs is going to have a "get right" game this week.  Gruden has stated that he needs to get him the ball more, whether it be on the ground or through the air.  I'm going to trust Chucky on this one. I don't really see the Colts burying the Raiders on the scoreboard, so this game should showcase a lot of running for both teams.  





Kerryon Johnson vs KC-  I really like all of Detroit's skill position players this week.  They're all going to put up big numbers trying to keep pace with the Chiefs' offense.  Kerryon should do well in both the running and passing game this week.








Marlon Mack vs OAK-  Mack truly appears to be a bell-cow back for the Colts.  The Raiders have been getting ripped on the ground this year.  I expect Mack to get at least 25 carries and at least 1 touchdown.  Fire him up and expect Top 10 production this week.










Devonta Freeman vs TEN-  Freeman has really underwhelmed us so far this season.  Tennessee has a pretty stout defense. I expect them to keep Freeman in check for most of this game.  I would look elsewhere if you have the luxury.  









Frank Gore vs NE-  Last week " Old Reliable" was in the start section of my article.  I'm not a fan of any Buffalo Bills against this tight Patriot's defense.  Gore will likely be game scripted out of this one. Leave the old man on the bench.









David Montgomery vs MIN-  The Bear's coaching staff are completely murdering Montgomery's fantasy value.  They were on the goal line multiple times last week and refused to give Montgomery the ball there.  Until Nagy commits to Montgomery as his guy, he is a flex at best.  











Tyler Lockett/DK Metcalf @ ARI-  Arizona is ranked 24th in pass defense, allowing 286 yards per game.  I love the way Wilson is playing right now. Fire up your Seattle receivers and enjoy the free fantasy points.




Kenny Golladay/Marvin Jones Jr. vs KC-  As mentioned throughout this article, I love Detroit's skill position guys this week.  Start Golladay without question. If you're looking for a spot start or a flex, grab Marvin Jones and put him in your line up.









Terry McLaurin/Paul Richardson @ NYG-  With the 32nd ranked pass defense, the Giants have a swiss cheese defense.  I expect both McLaurin and Richardson to feast in week 4. You can't get a better matchup than this one.  Start with confidence.
















John Brown vs NE-  Brown has been a surprise this year.  He has been a solid option for those struggling at WR.  However, I want nothing to do with him against the Patriots' amazing defense.  Leave Brown on the bench this week and find someone else. 








Stefon Diggs @ CHI-  What a disappointment this guy has been so far.  It's not his fault. The Vikings just aren't passing the ball enough to support two receivers in fantasy.  The matchup is also one of the worst matchups you can have. Leave Diggs on the bench until Minnesota finds their passing game.







Emmanuel Sanders vs JAX-  It seems as though Jalen Ramsey will be playing for the Jags this week.  He is a true cover corner. He will most likely follow Manny Sanders around all day.  I want nothing to do with that.













TJ Hockenson vs KC-  Oh my, another Detroit Lion!?  Yes. I know he hasn't been great since week one, but start him.  The Lions will need solid play from every offensive contributor to stay in this game.  I expect a big game from Hock, and you should too.








Will Dissly @ ARI-  Dissly has been a solid option at a weak tight end pool so far this year.  The Seahawks have even traded their 2nd tight end, which shows their confidence in Dissly.  He may not have the yardage, but he is one of their primary targets in the red zone. Start Dissly this week if you have him.







Darren Waller @ IND-  Hey, save some targets for the rest of the team Waller.  This guy is getting peppered by Carr. He is their main weapon.  I expect around 7 catches and a TD from Waller this week. He is a PPR Messiah.  










OJ Howard @ LAR-  I had Howard pegged as a top 6 tight end coming into the season.  At this rate, he will be lucky to end up in the top 16. I'm benching Howard until he starts to show us that he is alive and willing to get open and catch some passes.








Jared Cook vs DAL-  This season may have gone different if Brees were healthy.  Cook is just not producing. There are better options out there.  This isn't a great matchup for him either. Leave Cook on the bench.









Austin Hooper vs TEN-  Tennessee has this ability to bring the game of football to a standstill.  I'm not a fan of many Falcons this week besides Julio. If you have a bench tight end with a better matchup, I'd start them ahead of Hooper.  I know this bold since Hooper has been great, but this just feels like a trap game to me.  






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