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NFL Fantasy Football Week 4: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em And FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to week four of NFL football and my start or sit column. For normal leagues, I’ll pick some players outside the top 10 and 15 who I think will play well as well as some higher rated players who I see underachieving using the ESPN rankings. I’ve got my FanDuel picks at the bottom.

Last week, I went 14-6 in underachievers and overachievers, and 12-5 in what was a successful week for me in FanDuel. Let’s get to it. Also be sure to check out our FanDuel league this week with over $4,000 in prize $.

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Underachievers

  • New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees:   Even if he plays there is just no way to trust him right now.
  • Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: The Jets are the best defending the QB in fantasy, look elsewhere.
  • Pittsburgh QB Michael Vick:  He has to prove it to me, there is a reason he was out there so long in the off season.
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch:  He is 50/50 to play, I would not take the chance waiting for Monday unless you have Thomas Rawls.
  • San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde:  I see a high scoring blowout and he will not get the opportunities, its not about the talent its the situation.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart:  He has been mediocre at best, and just not getting push or goal line chances.
  • Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald:  The Rams bend but don’t break defense has made them a tough play for WR’s
  • Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey:  I just cannot start a WR with Jimmy Claussen as the QB.
  • Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry:  I see the Dolphins struggling big time in London.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller:  He cannot be in your lineup until Big Ben comes back.

Overachievers

  • Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor:  He has been a top 5 fantasy QB and the Giants are last in the league in passing yards allowed.
  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco:  He has had a sneaky good fantasy year and the Steelers secondary is awful.
  • Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr;  He has the OL and weapons in a great match-up against the Bears.
  • Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore:  He is averaging 4.7 YPA and with the possible blowout, he should have a great day.
  • Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill:  If he is going to break out this has to be the week if not, its time to shut him down.
  • Cleveland Browns RB Isaiah Crowell:  This is my long shot play and more of a play against the Chargers.
  • Green Bay Packers WR James Jones:  There is no way he can be on any bench.
  • Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief:  He looks to be the 1a to Hilton’s 1.
  • Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin:  Here is my long shot play of the week with Sammy Watkins out.
  • Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay:  As you can see I like all the Bills this week.

Here are my FanDuel picks for the week where I will give some higher and lower salaries I like at each position. As you will see, I will be focusing on bad defenses:

QB

  • Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton 8,300: If you are going to pay this is the match-up you want.
  • Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor 7,600: A nice price for a top 5 QB.
  • Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr 7,000:  The bet cheap option of the week.

RB

  • Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray, $7,500: The anti-Bears pick.
  • Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore, $7,300:  A big lead should give him a ton of work.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars RB T.J Yeldon, $6,400: A cheap, option who is in the top 5 in carries.
  • Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams, $6,300:  A no-brainer with McCoy out.

WR

  • Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb, $8,200: A top 3 WR with a bargain price.
  • Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins, $7,900: 12 or more targets every week.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans, $7,500: This is the cheapest he will be the rest of the year.
  • Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Mathews, $7,000: The passing game look shaky but he continues to get the targets.
  • Indianapolis Colts WR Donte Moncrief, $6,300: QB Andrew Luck continues to pepper him with tons of targets.
  • Green Bay Packers WR James Jones, $6,000: Touchdowns all day, every game.
  • Buffalo Bills WR Percy Harvin, $5,700:  The best cheap option of the week, boom or bust.

TE

  • Indianapolis Colts TE Coby Fleener, $4,900: He seems to shine against bad pass defenses and with Allen out.
  • Denver Broncos TE Owen Daniels, $4,600:  If you have to go cheap somewhere this is the place.

Thank you for reading and have a great week, feel free to ask any questions here or on Twitter..

This Article Was Written By Mike Dietrich

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Mike Dietrich is the fantasy football columnist for JetNation.