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The depth of our Fantasy rosters are about to be tested this week with all the injuries we're dealing with. It should make for some fun lineup decisions for plenty of Fantasy managers. And by fun, I mean painful for some of you.

Heading into Week 4, here are some of the main injuries we're monitoring: Dalvin Cook (shoulder), D'Andre Swift (shoulder), David Montgomery (ankle), Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle), Michael Thomas (toe), Chris Godwin (hamstring), Hunter Renfrow (concussion), Jarvis Landry (ankle), Dalton Schultz (knee) and Harrison Butker (ankle). Yes, even our kickers aren't safe.

The good news is some of these injuries have created opportunities for other players to step up, including Jamaal Williams, Khalil Herbert, Alexander Mattison and Chris Olave, among others. We'll talk about how good these players can be as starting options for Week 4 below.

Most Fantasy managers would prefer to have the guys they drafted eligible to play, and we'll see how the injuries play out heading into Sunday. But make sure you have a plan in place for a replacement option if needed, and we'll have you covered as always with our suggestions.

We always talk about how the fun of being a Fantasy manager is just that -- managing your team. And we'll see how well you do in Week 4 if you're missing key players due to injury, and how you're able to replace them while still getting quality production in your lineup. 

Start of the Week
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DET Detroit • #30
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA DET -4.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS RB
24th
PROJ PTS
12.8
RB RNK
11th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
168
REC
4
REYDS
29
TD
4
FPTS/G
15.9

Jamaal Williams was already a productive Fantasy option when D'Andre Swift was healthy. He showed that in Week 1 when he scored two touchdowns against the Eagles, and he had at least 12 total touches in each of the first two games of the season. Then came Week 3.

Swift, who was already dealing with an ankle injury, left the game at Minnesota with a hurt shoulder. Williams ended up with 20 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns, along with two catches for 20 yards on two targets against the Vikings, and now he's set for a prominent role for the next two games (at least) until Swift is back.

This Lions offense has been exceptional running the ball this year, as Swift and Williams have combined for four games with at least 16 PPR points. And Williams should continue to do well in Week 4 against Seattle.

The Seahawks have allowed a running back to score at least 11 PPR points in every game this season, with Javonte Williams, Jeff Wilson and Cordarrelle Patterson all gaining at least 100 total yards in each matchup. Williams scored 21 PPR points in Week 1, and Patterson went for 22 PPR points last week in Seattle.

I like Williams as a top-10 Fantasy running back in all formats this week. While it's not fun seeing Swift on the sidelines, Williams can step in and help plenty of Fantasy managers, starting with a big performance against the Seahawks.

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Quarterbacks
QBs to Start
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MIN Minnesota • #8
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NO MIN -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS QB
9th
PROJ PTS
19.1
QB RNK
7th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
758
RUYDS
19
TD
5
INT
3
FPTS/G
18.7
Cousins did well as the Start of the Week in Week 3 with 22 Fantasy points, but he still hasn't played his best game this season. We'll see if that happens in London against the Saints, but it's worth trusting Cousins as a top-10 quarterback again in this scoring period. It would help if Cousins gave Justin Jefferson a few more chances (only six targets in Week 3 isn't close to enough), and all the Vikings weapons will need to step up in a tough matchup. New Orleans has yet to allow multiple touchdown passes in a game this season, but that should happen this week.

TB Tampa Bay • #12
Age: 45 • Experience: 23 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -2 O/U 45
OPP VS QB
24th
PROJ PTS
21.6
QB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
673
RUYDS
-4
TD
3
INT
1
FPTS/G
13.6
The Buccaneers will hopefully get healthy this week with left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) and receiver Julio Jones (knee) back on the field. And Mike Evans is back from his one-game suspension. Maybe Chris Godwin (hamstring) will return also, but that seems unlikely. The injuries have crushed Brady this season, and his 16 Fantasy points in Week 3 against Green Bay is a season high. I'm expecting him to crack the 20-point threshold this week against the Chiefs in what should be a shootout with Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs have allowed all three opposing quarterbacks -- Kyler Murray, Justin Herbert and Matt Ryan -- to pass for at least two touchdowns, and Brady should have his first multiple-touchdown outing of the season this week.
GB Green Bay • #12
Age: 39 • Experience: 18 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE GB -10 O/U 40.5
OPP VS QB
25th
PROJ PTS
20.8
QB RNK
9th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
684
RUYDS
8
TD
4
INT
2
FPTS/G
14.8
There are weapons starting to emerge for Rodgers, and he's performing better as a Fantasy quarterback. He scored 20 Fantasy points in consecutive games against the Bears and Buccaneers, and he should have another quality outing this week against the Patriots at home. With Allen Lazard healthy the past two games, and the emergence of Romeo Doubs in Week 3, Rodgers now has receivers helping him, along with Robert Tonyan, Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. The Patriots just allowed Lamar Jackson to throw four touchdowns, and Rodgers should have his third game in a row with at least 20 Fantasy points in this matchup at home.
DEN Denver • #3
Age: 34 • Experience: 11 year
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -2.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
26th
PROJ PTS
19.4
QB RNK
12th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
743
RUYDS
22
TD
2
INT
1
FPTS/G
13.9
It's been a bad start to the season for Wilson, who has yet to score 20 Fantasy points. In fact, he went from 19 Fantasy points in Week 1 at Seattle to a combined 20 Fantasy points the past two games against Houston and San Francisco. This should be his best game of the season in Week 4 at the Raiders, who have allowed all three opposing quarterbacks -- Justin Herbert, Kyler Murray and Ryan Tannehill -- to score at least 20 Fantasy points. Wilson had a season-high 17 rushing yards in Week 3 against the 49ers, and hopefully he'll start to run more to enhance his Fantasy production.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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JAC Jacksonville • #16
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI PHI -6.5 O/U 48
OPP VS QB
6th
PROJ PTS
17.2
QB RNK
16th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
772
RUYDS
22
TD
6
INT
1
FPTS/G
23
The reason Lawrence is listed here instead of as a starting option is because his ceiling is capped against a solid Eagles defense. But I'm expecting Lawrence to still post a respectable stat line in this matchup -- say 18-20 Fantasy points -- based on his performance so far this season. In his past two games against the Colts and Chargers, Lawrence has 52 Fantasy points with 497 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. His new weapons and offensive line, along with new coach Doug Pederson, have helped Lawrence perform at a high level, and I'm excited to see him compete in this matchup. He should be considered a low-end starter in all 12-team formats and larger.

ATL Atlanta • #1
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE CLE -1.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS QB
20th
PROJ PTS
19.3
QB RNK
15th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
640
RUYDS
92
TD
5
INT
3
FPTS/G
18.2
This game has an implied total of 49.5 points, according to Caesars Sportsbook, which is among the highest in the league. Either that means the Browns will win this game in a rout, or the Falcons offense will show up. And they might get a break if pass rusher Myles Garrett is out following his car accident Monday (thankfully Garrett is OK). Mariota has yet to score 20 Fantasy points this season, but Baker Mayfield and Joe Flacco already accomplished that against the Browns this year. If Garrett is out, and with Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) still banged up, Mariota should be fired up as a low-end starter in all leagues.
QBs to Sit
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LAR L.A. Rams • #9
Age: 34 • Experience: 14 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS QB
2nd
PROJ PTS
16.8
QB RNK
18th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
761
RUYDS
4
TD
4
INT
5
FPTS/G
14.9
Stafford has been a mediocre Fantasy quarterback so far this season, scoring more than nine Fantasy points just once. We gave him a pass with his poor outing against the Bills in Week 1, but his disappointing performance in Week 3 at Arizona was frustrating given the opponent. He has a tough matchup this week at San Francisco, and the 49ers held him to 11 Fantasy points at home in Week 10 last year. He scored 23 Fantasy points against San Francisco in Week 18 last season but had two interceptions. The 49ers are allowing just 10.9 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, and Stafford is only worth starting in deeper leagues this week.
WAS Washington • #11
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS QB
11th
PROJ PTS
15
QB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
861
RUYDS
57
TD
7
INT
3
FPTS/G
26
Wentz was great in plus matchups against Jacksonville and Detroit to open the season, scoring at least 33 Fantasy points in both outings. Then came Week 3 against Philadelphia, and Wentz collapsed with just eight Fantasy points. He was sacked nine times, took 17 hits and lost a fumble. Now he gets to face a Dallas defense that just sacked Daniel Jones five times with 12 quarterback hits. The Cowboys are allowing just 14.8 Fantasy points per game to Tom Brady, Joe Burrow and Jones, and Brady has the most passing yards of this trio with 212. Wentz should have another tough outing this week.

CHI Chicago • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG NYG -3.5 O/U 39
OPP VS QB
14th
PROJ PTS
12
QB RNK
NR
YTD Stats
PAYDS
297
RUYDS
95
TD
3
INT
4
FPTS/G
10.4
Fields is a risky starting option in Superflex and two-quarterback leagues heading into Week 4 at the Giants. He's attempted just 45 passes on the season with only 23 completions, and he has more interceptions (four) than total touchdowns (three). In his past two games against Green Bay and Houston, Fields has combined to score 12 Fantasy points. It's unlikely the Bears will change things for this week since they are 2-1, and the Giants aren't an offensive juggernaut that could force Fields to throw. I'm hopeful things will turn around for Fields, but he's not close to being an option in any one-quarterback leagues.
QBs Bust Alert
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LV Las Vegas • #4
Age: 31 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN LV -2.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS QB
7th
PROJ PTS
16
QB RNK
10th
YTD Stats
PAYDS
850
RUYDS
26
TD
6
INT
4
FPTS/G
21.5
Carr has taken advantage of good matchups the past two games against Arizona and Tennessee, scoring at least 22 Fantasy points in each outing, but this should be a tougher test against the Broncos. Denver is allowing just 13.2 Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, but that could be because of the opponents in Geno Smith, Davis Mills and Jimmy Garoppolo. Carr is a step up in competition, but he's averaging just 17.2 Fantasy points per game in his past six meetings with the Broncos. I think he'll be in that range but likely under 20 Fantasy points, and Carr is just a low-end starter at best in the majority of leagues.
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Running Backs
RBs to Start
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CHI Chicago • #24
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NYG NYG -3 O/U 38.5
OPP VS RB
20th
PROJ PTS
12.7
RB RNK
14th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
240
REC
4
REYDS
13
TD
3
FPTS/G
15.8
David Montgomery (ankle) is expected to be out in Week 4 against the Giants, and Herbert should be in line for a hefty workload. He took advantage of Montgomery going down against the Texans in Week 3 with 20 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns, along with two catches for 12 yards on two targets. Last year, Herbert had four games with at least 18 carries, and he scored 18 PPR points in two of them. The Giants were just gashed on the ground by the Cowboys in Week 3 as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard combined for 28 carries, 178 yards and a touchdown, and standout interior defensive lineman Leonard Williams (knee) is likely out again. Herbert has top-10 upside this week.
ARI Arizona • #6
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -1.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
18th
PROJ PTS
13.3
RB RNK
13th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
90
REC
10
REYDS
73
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.8
Conner has had a rough start to the season. He scored 15 PPR points in Week 1 against Kansas City, but he suffered an ankle injury in Week 2 at Las Vegas and struggled in Week 3 against the Raiders. He has yet to rush for 40 yards in a game, and he only has one touchdown. This should be his best game of the season against the Panthers, who have allowed three total touchdowns to running backs and are home underdogs. If the Cardinals are playing with a lead as expected, Conner should have the opportunity for plenty of touches and hopefully a breakout performance.
HOU Houston • #31
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -4.5 O/U 44
OPP VS RB
27th
PROJ PTS
13.6
RB RNK
24th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
182
REC
4
REYDS
35
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.6
I said here last week that Pierce would have his best game of the season at Chicago, and he did with 20 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown, along with two catches for 21 yards on two targets. He should get plenty of work again this week against the Chargers, and he's worth starting as a No. 2 running back in all leagues. The Chargers have only allowed one rushing touchdown this season, but two running backs in a row -- Clyde Edwards-Helaire and James Robinson -- have gained over 100 total yards. Pierce should again have plenty of volume, and he should continue to be productive as the lead running back in Houston.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #20
Age: 21 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -3.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
25th
PROJ PTS
11.8
RB RNK
23rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
112
REC
13
REYDS
101
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.8
Week 3 against the Bengals was the first time Hall played more snaps than Michael Carter, and hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Hall only had eight carries for 39 yards, but he had six catches for 53 yards on 11 targets. This is the second time Hall had at least nine targets in a game and six catches, and hopefully the Jets continue to feed him the ball in the passing game. We'll see what happens with Zach Wilson (knee) taking over for Joe Flacco, but this is a good matchup to trust Hall as a No. 2 running back in PPR. The Steelers have allowed a running back to score at least 16 PPR points in every game this year.
ATL Atlanta • #84
Age: 31 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE CLE -1.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS RB
12th
PROJ PTS
15.1
RB RNK
17th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
302
REC
4
REYDS
28
TD
2
FPTS/G
16.3
I think you just have to trust Patterson until he fails, and this Week 4 game against Cleveland should be another successful performance for him. I liked him last week against the Seahawks, and he delivered with 17 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for 12 yards on one target. This is the second time this season he scored 22 PPR points, and he's done a nice job when getting at least 18 total touches. The Browns are beat up on defense if Myles Garrett (undisclosed) and Jadeveon Clowney (ankle) are out, and this game has an implied total of 49.5 points, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Patterson could once again be a top 15 running back in all leagues.
Sleepers (Start/Sit)
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DAL Dallas • #20
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DAL -3.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS RB
14th
PROJ PTS
11
RB RNK
27th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
156
REC
6
REYDS
69
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.5
I have Pollard as a borderline starter in all leagues this week, and he looked awesome in Week 3 at the Giants with 13 carries for 105 yards, including a 46-yard run in the second quarter. The Cowboys also gave him some chances to help run out the clock late in the fourth quarter. I don't think Ezekiel Elliott is going away anytime soon, and Elliott is worth starting in all leagues this week as well. But Pollard should be no worse than a flex option given the matchup with Washington at home.
KC Kansas City • #25
Age: 29 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -2.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS RB
30th
PROJ PTS
10.1
RB RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
131
REC
8
REYDS
49
TD
1
FPTS/G
10
Javonte Williams remains the No. 1 running back in Denver, but Gordon continues to have a role and be productive. And he's worth using as a flex option this week against the Raiders. Gordon had 12 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the 49ers, and he also added five catches for 29 yards on six targets. The Raiders have allowed a running back to score in three games in a row, and Gordon could find the end zone once again in this matchup.
SEA Seattle • #20
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET DET -4.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS RB
32nd
PROJ PTS
9.2
RB RNK
29th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
141
REC
3
REYDS
10
TD
0
FPTS/G
6
The Seahawks are giving too many running backs playing time as Penny, Ken Walker, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas all played in Week 3 against Atlanta. Penny still led the team in carries with 14, and he finished with 66 yards. He has a limited role in the passing game with three catches for 10 yards on the season on four targets, which is a concern. And if he doesn't score then his stat line could be minimal. But the Lions have already allowed six rushing touchdowns to running backs this year, and Penny could be a top-20 running back in all leagues if he gets into the end zone for the first time this season.
NE New England • #38
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
8th
PROJ PTS
9.5
RB RNK
30th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
145
REC
7
REYDS
34
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.3
Stevenson is starting to take over as the lead running back for the Patriots, and hopefully that continues in Week 4 at Green Bay. He's played more than Damien Harris in each of the past two games against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, and Stevenson stood out against the Ravens with 12 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown, along with four catches for 28 yards on five targets. His role in the passing game is important, and hopefully Brian Hoyer will lean on him as he takes over for the injured Mac Jones (ankle). Stevenson is a solid flex option in PPR this week.

RBs to Sit
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LAR L.A. Rams • #3
Age: 23 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS RB
9th
PROJ PTS
7.7
RB RNK
33rd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
105
REC
2
REYDS
18
TD
1
FPTS/G
6.1
Akers took over as the lead running back for the Rams in Week 3 at Arizona, and he finished the game with 12 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown, along with a lost fumble. Sean McVay wasn't concerned about the fumble, but Darrell Henderson will continue to have a role for the Rams, which limits the ceiling for Akers. He also has to do more in the passing game since he has just two catches for 18 yards on three targets in three games. This week, you should sit Akers given the matchup with the 49ers. San Francisco has allowed two rushing touchdowns to running backs this year, but Javonte Williams' 60 total yards in Week 3 is the best outing against the 49ers in three games.
BAL Baltimore • #27
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs BUF BUF -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS RB
4th
PROJ PTS
10.7
RB RNK
41st
YTD Stats
RUYDS
23
REC
2
REYDS
17
TD
0
FPTS/G
6
It was great to see Dobbins on the field in Week 3 at New England, and hopefully that was the shake the rust off game after not playing last season due to a knee injury. I'm not going to trust him yet in most leagues, but hopefully he'll be starting for Fantasy managers across the board soon. Against the Patriots, Dobbins had seven carries for 23 yards and two catches for 17 yards on two targets, and he played 43 percent of the snaps. That should increase in Week 4 against Buffalo, but this Bills run defense is tough. While the Bills have allowed three rushing touchdowns this season, no running back has more than 47 yards on the ground, including a matchup with Derrick Henry in Week 2.
PHI Philadelphia • #26
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC PHI -6.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS RB
15th
PROJ PTS
11.4
RB RNK
28th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
222
REC
6
REYDS
13
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.9
The Jaguars have been tough against the run, holding Antonio Gibson (14 carries for 58 yards), Jonathan Taylor (nine carries for 54 yards) and Austin Ekeler (four carries for 5 yards) in check. Now, Gibson (seven catches for 72 yards) and Ekeler (eight catches for 48 yards) beat up Jacksonville through the air, but that's not part of Sanders' game with only six catches for 13 yards on the season on six targets. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1, and he finished with 15 carries for 46 yards last week against the Commanders. I would only use Sanders as a flex this week in the majority of leagues.
NE New England • #37
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ GB GB -9.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS RB
8th
PROJ PTS
10.3
RB RNK
36th
YTD Stats
RUYDS
160
REC
6
REYDS
31
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.4
Harris has scored a touchdown in each of the past two games against the Steelers and Ravens, and that's helped him average 14.0 PPR points over that span. He's also doing some work in the passing game with six catches for 31 yards on seven targets this season. But if he doesn't find the end zone then his Fantasy value will be minimal, and the Packers have yet to allow a running back to score in three games. Rhamondre Stevenson has also played more than Harris the past two weeks, which could be a sign of things to come. Harris is just a non-PPR flex play in deeper leagues for this week.
Bust Alert (Start/Sit)
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KC Kansas City • #25
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB KC -2 O/U 45
OPP VS RB
1st
PROJ PTS
12.4
RB RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
RUYDS
116
REC
12
REYDS
115
TD
3
FPTS/G
17.7
Edwards-Helaire has been fantastic so far this season, scoring at least 14 PPR points in every game. He's been involved in the passing game with 12 catches for 115 yards on 12 targets, and he has three total touchdowns. But I'm slightly concerned about his production for Week 4 against the Buccaneers. He has yet to have more than eight carries in a game, and if he didn't score in Week 3 against the Colts he would have finished with just eight PPR points (seven carries for no yards and a touchdown, along with five catches for 39 yards). The Buccaneers run defense has again been fantastic, and Tampa Bay has yet to allow a running back to score or gain more than 60 yards, including matchups with Ezekiel Elliott and Aaron Jones. Edwards-Helaire is only a flex option at best this week.
START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Wide Receivers
WRs to Start
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HOU Houston • #13
Age: 29 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAC LAC -5 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
14.1
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
29
REYDS
158
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.6
Cooks is one of 22 receivers this season with at least 25 targets, but he has the fewest receptions with 13. There is a big game coming, and it could happen this week against the Chargers. Joey Bosa (groin) is out, and cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle) might not play again this week for Los Angeles. With both hurt in Week 3, the Jaguars had three receivers (Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and Marvin Jones) all catch touchdowns. This should be Cooks best game of the season.
NO New Orleans • #12
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs MIN MIN -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
20th
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
24th
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
29
REYDS
268
TD
0
FPTS/G
14.6
We'll see what the final injury report looks like for New Orleans, but on Wednesday the Saints had Michael Thomas (toe) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) out for practice after both were injured in Week 3. If either one sits against the Vikings in London, Olave could be amazing. And for the past two weeks, he's been special with 26 targets for 14 catches and 227 yards. He leads all receivers in air yards at 443, and Jameis Winston is loving his big-play potential. The Vikings have allowed four receivers to score at least 13 PPR points in the past two games, and Olave should be considered a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues for this week.
PHI Philadelphia • #6
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs JAC PHI -6.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
22nd
PROJ PTS
14.1
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
23
REYDS
249
TD
1
FPTS/G
15.3
I had Smith in this column for the past two weeks, and it's worked out nicely with his performances against the Vikings and Commanders. Over that span he has 19 targets for 15 catches, 249 yards and a touchdown, and he scored a combined 45 PPR points. Remember in Week 1 when he had no catches on just four targets? Jalen Hurts is locked in right now, and Smith and A.J. Brown are working well together. Smith is a must-start Fantasy option in all leagues against the Jaguars, who have allowed five receivers to score at least 13 PPR points this season.
BUF Buffalo • #13
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BUF -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
13.2
WR RNK
32nd
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
11
REYDS
125
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.8
Baltimore's defense isn't going to stop the Bills passing attack, and Davis should get back on track this week after a down game at Miami. Despite six targets, Davis had just three catches for 37 yards. He's still dealing with the ankle injury that knocked him out of Week 2 since he missed practice Wednesday, but he's expected to play Sunday. And Baltimore has allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing receivers this year, with the Ravens leading all teams with 842 yards allowed to receivers. Look for Stefon Diggs, Davis and even Isaiah McKenzie to be viable in most leagues this week.
CLE Cleveland • #2
Age: 28 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL CLE -1.5 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
29th
PROJ PTS
14.5
WR RNK
18th
YTD Stats
REC
19
TAR
27
REYDS
219
TD
2
FPTS/G
17.6
I've been skeptical of trusting Cooper this season because of Jacoby Brissett, but both have proved me wrong the past two weeks. Cooper is coming off back-to-back 100 yard games for the first time since 2016 with his performances against the Jets and Steelers, and he's averaging 24.5 PPR points over that span. Brissett has given Cooper at least 10 targets in each outing, and he's rewarded his quarterback and Fantasy managers with excellent production. This week, Cooper gets a Falcons defense that has allowed six touchdowns to receivers, which is tied for the NFL lead, and six receivers have scored at least 15 PPR points against Atlanta this year.
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DEN Denver • #10
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ LV LV -2.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
12th
PROJ PTS
11
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
16
REYDS
130
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.7
Jeudy looked like a breakout candidate in Week 1 at Seattle when he had four catches for 102 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. Then he hurt his chest in Week 2 against Houston and couldn't finish the game before struggling in Week 3 against San Francisco. Things should improve in Week 4 against the Raiders now that Jeudy is healthy, and this should be the best game for Russell Wilson this year. The Raiders have allowed four receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this season, and Courtland Sutton and Jeudy should both do well in this matchup. Jeudy is worth using as a high-end No. 3 receiver in all leagues.
SEA Seattle • #16
Age: 30 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DET DET -4.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS WR
25th
PROJ PTS
13.7
WR RNK
25th
YTD Stats
REC
21
TAR
26
REYDS
211
TD
0
FPTS/G
14
Lockett is another receiver I was skeptical to trust this season because of his quarterback, but Geno Smith and Lockett are locked in right now. In the past two games against San Francisco and Atlanta, Lockett has combined for 18 catches for 183 yards on 22 targets (11 in each game), and he's averaging 17.5 PPR points over that span. The two should continue to connect in Week 4 at Detroit, and the Lions have already allowed six receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this year. Lockett and DK Metcalf are both high-end No. 3 Fantasy receivers in the majority of leagues.
ARI Arizona • #83
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -1.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
21st
PROJ PTS
10.5
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
23
REYDS
198
TD
1
FPTS/G
15.3
With Rondale Moore (hamstring) out and now A.J. Green (knee) banged up, there should be plenty of targets coming for Dortch and Marquise Brown against the Panthers. Brown is already a starter in the majority of Fantasy leagues, and Dortch should also be used as a high-end No. 3 receiver, especially in PPR. In three games this season without Moore, Dortch is averaging 15.0 PPR points per game. He has two games with at least nine targets and seven catches, and he should continue to be a valuable weapon for Kyler Murray. Carolina also allowed Chris Olave and Tre'Quan Smith to score at least 14 PPR points in Week 3.
NYG N.Y. Giants • #80
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI NYG -3 O/U 38.5
OPP VS WR
10th
PROJ PTS
10.7
WR RNK
48th
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
17
REYDS
146
TD
0
FPTS/G
9.7
The Giants are down Sterling Shepard (ACL) and potentially still Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) heading into Week 4. Daniel Jones is running out of healthy weapons, and James could be a prime target against the Bears. He already has two games this season with five catches, and he should be considered a low-end starter in deeper leagues. Things could change for James if Toney or Robinson are cleared to play, but James looks like the best bet for Jones in New York's receiving corps against the Bears.
LV Las Vegas • #10
Age: 29 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DEN LV -2.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
9.6
WR RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
19
REYDS
240
TD
1
FPTS/G
14.7
As of Wednesday, Hunter Renfrow remained in the concussion protocol, which means he could miss his second game in a row heading into Week 4 against Denver. With Renfrow out in Week 3 at Tennessee, Hollins became a prime target for Derek Carr, and Hollins responded with eight catches for 158 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. This came after he had five catches for 66 yards on eight targets in Week 2 against Arizona. Hollins is worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues if Renfrow is out against the Broncos.
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SF San Francisco • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs LAR SF -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
31st
PROJ PTS
11.8
WR RNK
39th
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
19
REYDS
142
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.3
Aiyuk has been a go-to option for Jimmy Garoppolo the past two games, and we'll see how Aiyuk does in Week 4 against the Rams. I have minimal expectations for him in this matchup, and Aiyuk should be considered just a No. 4 Fantasy receiver this week in the majority of leagues. He has eight targets in each of the past two games against Seattle and Denver, and he's averaging 11.5 PPR points over that span. But I expect this to be a low-scoring affair, and we'll see how the 49ers operate without their best offensive lineman in Trent Williams (ankle). Even though the Rams are No. 2 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, this doesn't feel like a safe spot for Aiyuk, who still has plenty to prove to Fantasy managers.
WAS Washington • #1
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -3 O/U 41.5
OPP VS WR
14th
PROJ PTS
9.7
WR RNK
47th
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
18
REYDS
109
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.3
Dotson saw a season-high eight targets in Week 3 against Philadelphia, but he had his worst outing of the year with two catches for 10 yards. He also failed to score for the first time. We'll see if he can rebound in Week 4 against the Cowboys, but I'm not sure Carson Wentz will have the time to connect with Dotson down the field given the Dallas pass rush. The Cowboys have also allowed just two receivers to score more than 11 PPR points this year. Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel are worth using as No. 3 Fantasy receivers in most leagues, but Dotson is just a No. 4 option at best.
LAR L.A. Rams • #1
Age: 29 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS WR
2nd
PROJ PTS
8.8
WR RNK
NR
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
12
REYDS
88
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.3
It's been a rough start for Robinson in his Rams tenure, and things aren't likely to improve in Week 4 at San Francisco. While he scored a touchdown in Week 2 against Atlanta and finished with 15 PPR points, he combined for just six PPR points in his other two outings against Buffalo and Arizona. He's yet to go over 55 receiving yards in a game, and he's maxed out at five targets. The 49ers are No. 2 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to wide receivers, so Robinson could be locked down again. He's a No. 4 Fantasy receiver at best this week.
GB Green Bay • #13
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE GB -9.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS WR
3rd
PROJ PTS
10.9
WR RNK
42nd
YTD Stats
REC
6
TAR
9
REYDS
58
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.9
Lazard has scored a touchdown in each of the two games he's played this season, but he has minimal production otherwise. He might not be 100 percent from the ankle injury that kept him out of Week 1 at Minnesota, and he was still limited in practice Wednesday with the same ailment. In two games against the Bears and Buccaneers, Lazard has six catches for 58 yards on nine targets. Romeo Doubs is now a go-to option for Aaron Rodgers, and this isn't an easy matchup with the Patriots. Only two receivers have scored more than 11 PPR points against New England this year.
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MIN Minnesota • #19
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NO MIN -2.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
8th
PROJ PTS
11.8
WR RNK
35th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
19
REYDS
149
TD
1
FPTS/G
11.3
It was great to see Thielen play well in Week 3 against Detroit, and he finished that game with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. It was the first touchdown of the season for Thielen, and we'll see if he can do it again in Week 4 against the Saints in London. This feels like a Justin Jefferson game after he's struggled for the past two weeks, and Thielen could be left as a spectator like he was in the first two games against Green Bay and Philadelphia when he combined for 15 PPR points on seven catches for 88 yards on 11 targets. Thielen should be considered a low-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver at best in most leagues.
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Tight End
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ARI Arizona • #86
Age: 32 • Experience: 10 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -1.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS TE
8th
PROJ PTS
11.5
TE RNK
5th
YTD Stats
REC
16
TAR
25
REYDS
134
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.5
Ertz has 21 targets in his past two games against the Raiders and Rams, and he should continue to get plenty of attention from Kyler Murray with Rondale Moore (hamstring) and A.J. Green (knee) hurt. Ertz has at least 10 PPR points in each game this season and 14 catches over his past two games. The Panthers haven't given up a lot of production to tight ends this year, but they've played the Browns, Giants and Saints to open the season. Ertz will be Carolina's toughest test, and he should be considered a potential top-five Fantasy tight end this week.
CLE Cleveland • #85
Age: 26 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL CLE -1.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
31st
PROJ PTS
11.5
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
16
REYDS
128
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.6
I didn't expect Njoku to perform like he did in Week 3 against Pittsburgh when he had nine catches for 89 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, but this is the kind of production I was hopeful for when I recommended drafting him as a low-end starter. Jacoby Brissett leaned on Njoku against the Steelers, and he should do the same in Week 4 against the Falcons. Atlanta has allowed a tight end to score at least 12 PPR points in each game this season, and Njoku has the chance for another quality outing this week if Brissett keeps him involved like he did in Week 3.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PIT PIT -3.5 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
17th
PROJ PTS
9.8
TE RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
24
REYDS
140
TD
1
FPTS/G
12.7
We'll see what happens with all of the Jets pass catchers now that Zach Wilson is back as the starting quarterback in place of Joe Flacco, but it would be a shame if Wilson doesn't involve Conklin, especially this week against the Steelers. Pittsburgh was abused by David Njoku in Week 3, and two tight ends have at least five catches against the Steelers with Hayden Hurst in Week 1 and Njoku. Conklin has at least seven targets in each game this season and at least six catches in consecutive games against Cleveland and Cincinnati. He's worth trusting as a No. 1 tight end this week.
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MIN Minnesota • #87
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA DET -4.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS TE
24th
PROJ PTS
10.9
TE RNK
13th
YTD Stats
REC
10
TAR
18
REYDS
82
TD
1
FPTS/G
8.1
Hockenson has been tough to trust this year with one touchdown and no games over 40 receiving yards. But he could be needed this week if Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) is out, and this is a great matchup against the Seahawks. Seattle has allowed two tight ends to catch five passes this season, and Jared Goff could lean on Hockenson in Week 4. Just keep an eye on his health since he popped up on the injury report with a foot problem Wednesday.
GB Green Bay • #85
Age: 28 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NE GB -9.5 O/U 40.5
OPP VS TE
28th
PROJ PTS
8.6
TE RNK
17th
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
14
REYDS
84
TD
0
FPTS/G
6.5
The Patriots have been surprisingly bad against tight ends this season, and they have allowed four touchdowns to the position in the past two games. Mark Andrews beat up New England for eight catches, 89 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3, and hopefully Tonyan follows suit with a quality outing. He just had his best game of the season in Week 3 at Tampa Bay with six catches for 37 yards on seven targets, and hopefully Aaron Rodgers continues to lean on Tonyan in this matchup.
DAL Dallas • #86
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DAL -3 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
16th
PROJ PTS
9.4
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
13
REYDS
80
TD
0
FPTS/G
7.5
Schultz is typically a must-start Fantasy tight end, but we'll put him in this category since we don't know his health status. He injured his knee in Week 2 against Cincinnati and was hopeful to return in Week 3 at the Giants. That didn't happen, so hopefully he's back in Week 4 against the Commanders. We'll see how he does with Cooper Rush, but Schultz was great the last time he faced Washington in Week 16 last season when he had eight catches for 82 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. Let's hope we get those types of games from Schultz soon, starting in Week 4.
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BUF Buffalo • #88
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BUF -3 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
18th
PROJ PTS
8.1
TE RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
9
TAR
11
REYDS
71
TD
0
FPTS/G
5.4
Knox has not been a vital part of the Bills passing game this season, and his outing in Week 3 at Miami might be the most concerning. Josh Allen attempted 63 passes against the Dolphins, and Knox only had four targets. He's yet to score a touchdown, and he doesn't have more than 41 receiving yards in any game. Buffalo has too many mouths to feed in this offense to feature Knox, and he could once again be left out of the fun with a lack of targets.

WAS Washington • #82
Age: 31 • Experience: 8 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ DAL DAL -3 O/U 41.5
OPP VS TE
6th
PROJ PTS
7.6
TE RNK
15th
YTD Stats
REC
8
TAR
14
REYDS
87
TD
1
FPTS/G
7.6
Thomas is going to need a touchdown to boost his Fantasy production, and you saw the downside of when he doesn't score in Week 3 against the Eagles. He had two catches for 5 yards on three targets, and he now has two games with seven PPR points or less in three outings. The Cowboys have yet to allow a tight end to score this season, and Thomas could have another poor outing if he doesn't find the end zone again this week.
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DST
DST to Start

Packers (vs. NE)

The Packers defense was embarrassed in Week 1 at Minnesota, but since then Green Bay has shut down Chicago and Tampa Bay, allowing a total of 22 points over that span. The Packers also had six sacks in those two games and three total turnovers. This should be another good performance for this defense against the Patriots with Brian Hoyer under center. The Packers DST are No. 1 in my rankings this week.

Sleepers
  • Broncos (at LV)
  • Eagles (vs. JAC)
  • Colts (vs. TEN)
DST to Sit

Ravens (vs. BUF)

The Ravens DST had a strong performance in Week 3 at New England, but this week will be much different against Buffalo. Against the Patriots, the Ravens had three sacks, three interceptions and recovered a fumble. Baltimore has an interception in every game, with six total, but slowing down Josh Allen will be tough. You should avoid the Ravens DST in Week 4.

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KICKERS
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ARI Arizona • #5
Age: 38 • Experience: 16 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CAR CAR -1.5 O/U 42.5
OPP VS K
27th
PROJ PTS
7
K RNK
12th
Prater was great in Week 3 against the Rams with four made field goals, and he has the chance to build on that performance this week at the Panthers. Carolina is one of five teams to allow 10 field goal attempts on the season, and Cade York and Graham Gano both made four field goals against the Panthers this year.
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LAC L.A. Chargers • #6
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ HOU LAC -5 O/U 44
OPP VS K
29th
PROJ PTS
7.3
K RNK
3rd
DAL Dallas • #19
Age: 33 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs WAS DAL -3 O/U 41.5
OPP VS K
24th
PROJ PTS
7.8
K RNK
16th
DET Detroit • #19
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs SEA DET -4.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS K
26th
PROJ PTS
8.3
K RNK
13th
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LAR L.A. Rams • #8
Age: 28 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -2.5 O/U 42
OPP VS K
1st
PROJ PTS
5.7
K RNK
17th
Gay doesn't have a great track record against the 49ers, and he could have another low output in Week 4 on the road. In his past four games against San Francisco, Gay has just five field goals on five attempts, along with eight PATs. Gay is off to a slow start this season with only four made field goals and seven PATs, and the 49ers have allowed just one field goal and four PATs in three games.