Fantasy Football Week 4: Tom Brady, Kareem Hunt, and Antonio Brown dominate the top of the rankings this week

Editor's Note: All rankings updated as of Thursday at 4 p.m. EST to reflect the latest news and changes our experts have made. This will be updated through the week. 

If you're 0-3, you're probably panicking. I've got one such league, and I don't feel great about my place in the standings. And then I look at my team, and I don't feel so bad when I look at the rankings. 

I've got Cam Newton at QB, which doesn't feel great, but everything else looks fine: I've got Carlos Hyde, a consensus top-15 running back, and DeMarco Murray, who is in the top-20 for two of our three experts; A.J. Green, Sammy Watkins, and Martavis Bryant are all solid starters; and Travis Kelce is arguably the top tight end in football.

Record matters, sure, but it's not everything. Sometimes, bad things happen to good Fantasy teams -- and sometimes you do bad things to your team, like starting Derrick Henry over Murray last week. You should be worried about your 0-3 record, but it's not time to panic. You've just got to survey the landscape and make the right decisions. 

Here are our Week 4 rankings to help. 

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Jamey Eisenberg's Top Waiver-Wire Picks

Dave Richard's Week 4 Trade Values Chart

Heath Cummings' Week 4 Streaming Options

Week 4 Believe It or Not

Week 4 End-of-bench Stash Rankings

PPR Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST   

Note: All rankings for Standard scoring. 

Quarterback Rankings

Week 4 QB Rank Jamey Eisenberg Dave Richard Heath Cummings
1Tom Brady NE (vs CAR) Tom Brady NE (vs CAR) Tom Brady NE (vs CAR)
2Aaron Rodgers GB (vs CHI) Drew Brees NO (at MIA) Aaron Rodgers GB (vs CHI)
3Drew Brees NO (at MIA) Aaron Rodgers GB (vs CHI) Russell Wilson SEA (vs IND)
4Russell Wilson SEA (vs IND) Russell Wilson SEA (vs IND) Drew Brees NO (at MIA)
5Matt Ryan ATL (vs BUF) Philip Rivers LAC (vs PHI) Matt Ryan ATL (vs BUF)
6Marcus Mariota TEN (at HOU) Matt Ryan ATL (vs BUF) Carson Wentz PHI (at LAC)
7Andy Dalton CIN (at CLE) Andy Dalton CIN (at CLE) Ben Roethlisberger PIT (at BAL)
8Carson Palmer ARI (vs SF) Carson Wentz PHI (at LAC) Marcus Mariota TEN (at HOU)
9Carson Wentz PHI (at LAC) Marcus Mariota TEN (at HOU) Jameis Winston TB (vs NYG)
10Dak Prescott DAL (vs LAR) Dak Prescott DAL (vs LAR) Dak Prescott DAL (vs LAR)
11Trevor Siemian DEN (vs OAK) Carson Palmer ARI (vs SF) Carson Palmer ARI (vs SF)
12Philip Rivers LAC (vs PHI) Matthew Stafford DET (at MIN) Eli Manning NYG (at TB)
  • Thursday Night Notables: Rodgers is top-three across the board. Mike Glennon.... Isn't. 
  • First three out: Jamey: Philip Rivers, Alex Smith, Eli Manning; Dave: Trevor Siemian, Carson Palmer, Ben Roethlisberger; Heath: Alex Smith, Deshaun Watson, Philip Rivers
  • GOAT vs. GOAT: It's Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers at the top, and suffice to say, you're in pretty good shape if you've got one of these two. Not really much else to say there. 
  • Moving down: Cam Newton isn't out of excuses for his poor play -- his top two targets are hurt, and he doesn't seem fully recovered from shoulder surgery -- but we're certainly out of patience. Nobody has him inside of their top-15 this week. Jamey doesn't even have him in his top-24!
  • Bounceback Alert: Philip Rivers is coming off an abysmal performance in Week 3 when he was picked off three times in a loss to the Chiefs. And yet, Dave has him fourth this week, with a matchup against the Eagles on the schedule. The Eagles defense has had its issues, including allowed a bounce-back performance by Eli Manning in Week 3, so why not Rivers? He's definitely not as bad as he played in Week 3. 
  • Sleeper alert: Speaking of bouncebacks, Andy Dalton had his last week when he completed 21 of 27 passes for 212 yards and a pair of scores against the Packers. And now he gets the Browns, a team he torched for 488 yards and four touchdowns in two games a year ago. He cracks the top-10 for Dave and Jamey -- Heath has him 14th. 

Running Back Rankings

Week 4 RB Rank Jamey Eisenberg Dave Richard Heath Cummings
1Kareem Hunt KC (vs WAS) Kareem Hunt KC (vs WAS) Kareem Hunt KC (vs WAS)
2Ezekiel Elliott DAL (vs LAR) Devonta Freeman ATL (vs BUF) Dalvin Cook MIN (vs DET)
3Devonta Freeman ATL (vs BUF) Le'Veon Bell PIT (at BAL) Ezekiel Elliott DAL (vs LAR)
4Todd Gurley LAR (at DAL) Todd Gurley LAR (at DAL) Todd Gurley LAR (at DAL)
5Le'Veon Bell PIT (at BAL) Melvin Gordon LAC (vs PHI) Le'Veon Bell PIT (at BAL)
6Dalvin Cook MIN (vs DET) Ezekiel Elliott DAL (vs LAR) Jay Ajayi MIA (vs NO)
7Leonard Fournette JAC (at NYJ) LeSean McCoy BUF (at ATL) Leonard Fournette JAC (at NYJ)
8Jay Ajayi MIA (vs NO) Ty Montgomery GB (vs CHI) Devonta Freeman ATL (vs BUF)
9Melvin Gordon LAC (vs PHI) Leonard Fournette JAC (at NYJ) LeSean McCoy BUF (at ATL)
10Ty Montgomery GB (vs CHI) Dalvin Cook MIN (vs DET) Melvin Gordon LAC (vs PHI)
11Jordan Howard CHI (at GB) Jordan Howard CHI (at GB) Jordan Howard CHI (at GB)
12LeSean McCoy BUF (at ATL) Joe Mixon CIN (at CLE) Ty Montgomery GB (vs CHI)
13Chris Carson SEA (vs IND) C.J. Anderson DEN (vs OAK) C.J. Anderson DEN (vs OAK)
14Joe Mixon CIN (at CLE) Jay Ajayi MIA (vs NO) Carlos Hyde SF (at ARI)
15C.J. Anderson DEN (vs OAK) Carlos Hyde SF (at ARI) Joe Mixon CIN (at CLE)
16Carlos Hyde SF (at ARI) Chris Carson SEA (vs IND) Chris Carson SEA (vs IND)
17DeMarco Murray TEN (at HOU) Christian McCaffrey CAR (at NE) DeMarco Murray TEN (at HOU)
18Mike Gillislee NE (vs CAR) Mark Ingram NO (at MIA) Mark Ingram NO (at MIA)
19Mark Ingram NO (at MIA) Tarik Cohen CHI (at GB) Mike Gillislee NE (vs CAR)
20Christian McCaffrey CAR (at NE) Tevin Coleman ATL (vs BUF) Tarik Cohen CHI (at GB)
21Chris Thompson WAS (at KC) Chris Thompson WAS (at KC) Lamar Miller HOU (vs TEN)
22Tarik Cohen CHI (at GB) Duke Johnson CLE (vs CIN) Christian McCaffrey CAR (at NE)
23Lamar Miller HOU (vs TEN) Lamar Miller HOU (vs TEN) Jonathan Stewart CAR (at NE)
24LeGarrette Blount PHI (at LAC) LeGarrette Blount PHI (at LAC) Chris Thompson WAS (at KC)
  • Thursday Night Notables: Ty Montgomery has moved down a bit as the week has gone on, but he's still squarely in RB1 territory, as is Jordan Howard on the other side. Tarik Cohen is more like an RB2 -- with obvious upside, especially in PPR. 
  • First three out: Jamey: Tevin Coleman, Terrance West, Duke Johnson; Dave: Lamar Miller, LeGarratte Blount, DeMarco Murray; Heath: West, Coleman, Javorius Allen
  • The new No. 1: Well, if he's just going to keep racking up 50-yard touchdowns, we'll just have to treat Kareem Hunt like a superstar. I liked him as the best rookie running back coming into the season because he had a sure-fire role in a good offense after Spencer Ware's injury, but he has shown even more talent than expected. He's a stud, and not even a matchup against what has been a stingy Redskins' defense is expected to slow him down. 
  • Watch the injury report: Jordan Howard is not on the injury report for the Bears, but there are plenty of other names to keep an eye on. Let's watch these names as the week moves forward: Ty Montgomery (wrist), Jay Ajayi (knee), Melvin Gordon (knee)
  • Breakout coming: There's no question Mark Ingram is the best back in New Orleans, and it's time for him to show it. He saw his role tick up in Week 3, as he rushed the ball 14 times and added four targets. If he gets that kind of workload against Miami, he's going to have the performance we've been hoping for.
  • Bust alert: Marshawn Lynch got off to a nice start in the first two games, but really didn't make much of an impact, scoring 8 and 11 Fantasy points. He was a total flop in Week 3 rushing for 18 yards, and isn't likely to add much more with a tough matchup against the Broncos. He's not a workhorse (just 18 carries over the past two games), and should have trouble getting going against this matchup. He isn't in any of our experts' top-30. 

Wide Receiver Rankings

Week 4 WR Rank Jamey Eisenberg Dave Richard Heath Cummings
1Antonio Brown PIT (at BAL) A.J. Green CIN (at CLE) Antonio Brown PIT (at BAL)
2A.J. Green CIN (at CLE) Odell Beckham NYG (at TB) A.J. Green CIN (at CLE)
3Odell Beckham NYG (at TB) Jordy Nelson GB (vs CHI) Julio Jones ATL (vs BUF)
4Jordy Nelson GB (vs CHI) Antonio Brown PIT (at BAL) Odell Beckham NYG (at TB)
5Michael Thomas NO (at MIA) Michael Thomas NO (at MIA) DeAndre Hopkins HOU (vs TEN)
6Julio Jones ATL (vs BUF) Keenan Allen LAC (vs PHI) Jordy Nelson GB (vs CHI)
7Dez Bryant DAL (vs LAR) Julio Jones ATL (vs BUF) Mike Evans TB (vs NYG)
8DeAndre Hopkins HOU (vs TEN) Dez Bryant DAL (vs LAR) Michael Thomas NO (at MIA)
9Keenan Allen LAC (vs PHI) Tyreek Hill KC (vs WAS) Doug Baldwin SEA (vs IND)
10DeVante Parker MIA (vs NO) Brandin Cooks NE (vs CAR) DeVante Parker MIA (vs NO)
11Brandin Cooks NE (vs CAR) Stefon Diggs MIN (vs DET) Dez Bryant DAL (vs LAR)
12Doug Baldwin SEA (vs IND) Emmanuel Sanders DEN (vs OAK) Tyreek Hill KC (vs WAS)
13Tyreek Hill KC (vs WAS) Demaryius Thomas DEN (vs OAK) Brandin Cooks NE (vs CAR)
14Mike Evans TB (vs NYG) Doug Baldwin SEA (vs IND) Larry Fitzgerald ARI (vs SF)
15Stefon Diggs MIN (vs DET) Chris Hogan NE (vs CAR) Stefon Diggs MIN (vs DET)
16Demaryius Thomas DEN (vs OAK) Mike Evans TB (vs NYG) Davante Adams GB (vs CHI)
17Larry Fitzgerald ARI (vs SF) Adam Thielen MIN (vs DET) Keenan Allen LAC (vs PHI)
18Alshon Jeffery PHI (at LAC) Davante Adams GB (vs CHI) Alshon Jeffery PHI (at LAC)
19Emmanuel Sanders DEN (vs OAK) DeAndre Hopkins HOU (vs TEN) Jarvis Landry MIA (vs NO)
20Golden Tate DET (at MIN) Rishard Matthews TEN (at HOU) Demaryius Thomas DEN (vs OAK)
21Davante Adams GB (vs CHI) Kelvin Benjamin CAR (at NE) Adam Thielen MIN (vs DET)
22Rishard Matthews TEN (at HOU) Golden Tate DET (at MIN) Rishard Matthews TEN (at HOU)
23Chris Hogan NE (vs CAR) DeVante Parker MIA (vs NO) Golden Tate DET (at MIN)
24Jarvis Landry MIA (vs NO) Martavis Bryant PIT (at BAL) Randall Cobb GB (vs CHI)
  • Thursday Night Notables: With Randall Cobb expected to play, he creeps into Heath's top-24. And he'll be higher in PPR. Jordy Nelson is an obvious must-start, while the Bears don't have anyone worth using outside of deep (deeeeep) PPR leagues.
  • First three out: Jamey: Willie Snead, Desean Jackson, Martavis Bryant; Dave: Larry Fitzgerald, Jackson, Amari Cooper; Heath: Emmanuel Sanders, Jackson, Pierre Garcon
  • Buying all the way in: We were scared off Stefon Diggs in Week 3, and he burned us bad. Dave has decided if he's going to miss on a player with Diggs' talent, he's going to miss because he gave him too much credit, not too little. Diggs is a tremendous player, who made the most of some average quarterbacking last week. Even with his Week 2 clunker, Diggs has 293 yards and four touchdowns in three games. He's adjusting to the move outside just fine, thank you very much.
  • DON'T PANIC ... Dez Bryant has just 114 yards through three games. That's not much. A pair of touchdowns has helped paper over his struggles somewhat, but he's been terrible, and there isn't much way to get around that fact. You might be considering benching him this week. Don't. Bryant just got through the most hellacious schedule a wide receiver could possibly face, going from Janoris Jenkins to Aqib Talib/Chris Harris to Patrick Peterson, who followed him for much of Monday's game. The Rams are a tough matchup, but as we saw in Week 3, they aren't necessarily going to shut No. 1 receivers down. Count on Bryant for a breakout.  
  • We're sorry for doubting you: Rishard Matthews was not expected to follow up on his 2016 with another solid showing in 2017, but he has been more productive than expected so far. Despite the addition of Eric Decker and Corey Davis, Matthews still has 24 targets through three games, catching 14 of them for 201 yards and a touchdown. He torched the Texans for 196 yards and a touchdown in two games last season, and should continue his strong play.

Tight End Rankings

Week 4 TE Rank Jamey Eisenberg Dave Richard Heath Cummings
1Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR) Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS) Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR)
2Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC) Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR) Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC)
3Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS) Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC) Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS)
4Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND) Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND) Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND)
5Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG) Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG) Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU)
6Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET) Eric Ebron DET (at MIN) Vernon Davis WAS (at KC)
7Charles Clay BUF (at ATL) Charles Clay BUF (at ATL) Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET)
8Vernon Davis WAS (at KC) Vernon Davis WAS (at KC) Charles Clay BUF (at ATL)
9Eric Ebron DET (at MIN) Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET) Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI)
10Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU) Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU) Jason Witten DAL (vs LAR)
11Jared Cook OAK (at DEN) Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI) Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG)
12Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI) Jared Cook OAK (at DEN) Jared Cook OAK (at DEN)
  • Thursday Night Notables: Martellus Bennett hasn't exactly made an impact, but he's too skilled -- and the position is too shallow -- not to be a top-12 guy in this offense. 
  • First three out: Jamey: Benjamin Watson, Ryan Griffin, Austin Seferian-Jenkins; Dave: Jason Witten, Coby Fleener, Julius Thomas; Heath: Watson, Evan Engram, Jack Doyle
  • Injury updates: Keep an eye on Jordan Reed (chest) as he makes his way through practice this week. We was held out of Week 3, but it didn't seem like he was far off. He may return in Week 4. 
  • Bounceback coming: It's been a weird season for Travis Kelce, who had just 40 yards in Week 1, and then only one catch for 1 yard in Week 3. However, his massive Week 2 performance is a good reminder that this is still arguably the best tight end in football, and we should see more of that moving forward. There is more competition for targets in this offense than ever before, but Dave actually still likes Kelce as the top option at the position. 
  • Who can you depend on? Jimmy Graham is No. 4 across the board this week. He has just 81 yards in three games. That kind of sums up the state of the position right now, as you probably can't feel confident in anyone outside of Gronkowski, Kelce, and Ertz these days. 
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