Fantasy football sit and start advice should always be relative and league specific. Please note that some players are targeting DFS. Good luck with your lineups for week four!
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints (London)
Seated: Kirk Cousins
Start: Chris Olave
Cousins are a good start this week, but you might have better alternatives (Marcus Mariota, Geno Smith — more on both later), given his poor record against a Saints defense of just 191.1 passing yards per game, two NFL low scoring passes, and the 10th-fewest scoring quarterback among quarterbacks.
Andy Dalton looks like it’s going to start for New Orleansand Minnesota somehow lower percentage of neutral passes this season compared to lastso Cousins might not have volume this week.
Olav may have to adjust to another quarterback this week, but he can be considered a top 25 WR despite having 150+ more yards than any other pass catcher in the league (which historically heralds great fantastic seasons). Michael Thomas already ruled outso Olav is looking for double digit targets in week 4.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles
Start: Travis Etienne and James Robinson
Seated: Miles Sanders
This season, the Eagles have somehow missed a whole yard more against a run (5.4 YPC) than passing (NFL-low 4.4 YPC), so Jacksonville is looking to show his running backs on Sunday. While the jaguars far less behind this season than last, Jacksonville is on the verge of losing in Philadelphia, so the game script could help Etienne more than usual this week. The Eagles have let running backs have the fourth most goals this season, so both Jaguars teams should be busy on Sunday.
It’s great to see Sanders working on the goal line this season and he could lead the league in the YPC, but Sunday could be Philadelphia’s first game of the season in which they don’t have a comfortable second-half advantage. The playbook might not be as positive against a legitimate Jacksonville team that has vastly improved their positions on both sides of the ball, including a rundown defense that provides the lowest EPA/rush (-0.31) in the NFL.
In fact, while the Jaguars have allowed running back some good receiving games this season, Jacksonville posted an NFL-low 47.0 yards per game and zero touchdowns to open the year. It’s not exactly a perfect matchup for Sanders, whose 6.4 percent target share ranks 43rd among defensemen.
Buffalo Bills @ Baltimore Ravens
DFS Start: Josh Allen ($40), Mark Andrews ($28)
Allen is second only to Lamar Jackson in fantasy scoring this season, so you can choose whichever QB you prefer in this matchup. Allen, however, gets a secondary Baltimore who continues to struggle with injuries and allows Tua Tagovailoa throw for six touchdowns and Mac Jones throw a career-high 321 yards (10.0 YPA without WR1) in the past two weeks.
This match has the highest over/under this week (51.5 points) and passes must be noted from both sides.
Given the huge positional advantage, Andrews has an argument for being one of the top three fantasy players. hard end leads among all planners in terms of target share and target run speed per route and ranks third in airfields this season. it’s recorded 116 catches for 1,420 yards and 12 touchdowns over the last 17 games. His quarterback, Lamar Jackson, leads the NFL by a wide margin in field goal percentage (34%!) over the past five seasons and looks determined to win the MVP in the contract year.
Crazy Andrews splits without Marchioness Brown he’s gotten even more extreme in 2022, so he’s a strong DFS building block in this week’s highest-scoring matchup against multi-injured secondary Buffalo.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Houston Texans
Sit: Chargers D/ST
Start: Dameon Pierce
The Chargers defense is #12 EPA/play this season and will be out Joey Boza and faces a defender who played very well at home to start his career. This week look for alternatives to your imaginary D/ST.
Pierce was groped twice last week, but the coach Lovy Smith says he’s sticking with an impressive rookie who has also shown more receiving ability than one would think at the moment. Rex Burkhead still involved in passing downs, but Pierce has beaten him 35-3 in the last two weeks, including six rushes from the 10-yard line. Pierce looks legit and the Chargers defense lost Boza this week. The Texans attack should also benefit from Davis Mills he plays much better in Houston as his splits (5.5 YPA, 5:11 TD:INT ratio away) are extreme in the same number of games (7.7 YPA, 14:1 TD:INT ratio at home).
Seattle Seahawks @ Detroit Lions
Start: Geno Smith, Jamal Williams
Seahawks concede 10% more with Smith what they did the last three seasons with Russell Wilson, and this year Detroit gave the quarterbacks the third-best run in fantastic points. In what should be a fast-paced, second-highest game of the week (48.0), Smith can’t wait to get into the top 10 fantasy quarterbacks.
Williams was fantasy #3 last week thanks to D’Andre Swift A shoulder injury that will see him out of the game on Sunday and possibly beyond. With one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, you can bounce back even if Craig Reynolds We’ll see some work on Sunday. Williams got most of Detroit’s all-important use of the red zone even before Swift fell, topping the NFL in both 10-yard and five-yard carries this season.
Williams doesn’t have nearly the same explosion as Swift, but he’s a capable receiver who should also see more goals this week with Amon-Ra Saint Brown excluded. The Lions are the home favorite with one of the team’s highest projected totals this week and are facing a Seahawks defense for 4.9 YPC and third in scoring this season.
This week, Williams can be seen as bordering on the top five fantasy RB.
Cleveland Browns @ Atlanta Falcons
DFS Start: Amari Cooper ($23)
Start: Marcus Mariota
Despite a slow first week with his new team, Cooper is in the top five in goal share and third in yard share this season. He now faces his first indoor game of the season against the Falcons defense, scoring third in fantasy wide receivers and fourth in EPA/passing in one of the week’s highest totals.
Cleveland comes out with an average defense that could be without both Miles Garrett as well as Jadevon Clooneywhile Mariota averaged 8.1 YPAs and 30.7 yards (with two fast TDs). He runs as often as any quarterback with no name Jalen Hurts and only the Falcons’ low passing percentage prevented more Mariota fantasy.
However, this week Atlanta could shoot more in a game with the third-highest over/under (47.0 points) on the table and Cordarrell Patterson prone to injury. indoor play with Kyle Pitts and a rising star Drake LondonMariota is a strong fantasy start.
Washington Commanders @ Dallas Cowboys
Start: Curtis Samuel
Seated: Michael Gallup
Given its use, Samuel has become the Washington WR you can most trust in weekly fantasy lineups. For what it’s worth Trevon Diggs it is expected to shade Terry McLaurin (and the angle was much better this season).
FROM Cooper Rush proving my competence and he got all these goals, I moved CD Lamb on my WR6 this week, but the safest bet is to leave Gallup on the bench, who, on his debut of the season, will be counted instantly.
New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Start: Brice Hall, Deontay Johnson
Zach Wilson is unlikely to aim at his back as often as Joe Flaccobut Hall the arrow still points up. NFL leader in the target speed of the routeHall lacks Steelers defense TJ Watt and giving running backs this season sixth place in fantasy points.
The Jets have some young guards with a lot of potential, but New York have lost eighth in fantasy points to wide receivers and third in EPA/passing (.32) this season. Johnson’s fantasy potential remains limited Mitch Trubisky how it was with Ben Roethlisberger, but at the same time a good volume is maintained; Johnson ranks sixth in goals and is the only one among the 13 leaders in this category this season who hasn’t scored a touchdown.
Denver Broncos @ Las Vegas Raiders
Start: Jerry Judy
Seated: Derek Carr
Don’t judge Judy for his silence over the past two weeks as he played a limited number of snaps while battling an injury. He returned to full training this week and he’s not even on the injury record. Russell Wilson didn’t really impress this season, but Judy was in the top 12 of the PPR WR in his first week of being healthy. And this week the Broncos are playing indoors against a Raiders defense that has produced the second-most fantastic points this season (where Judy has run 66% of his routes).
Meanwhile, Las Vegas lost second place in fantasy points to third-party recipients. (where Courtland Sutton ran 85% of his routes). It doesn’t always work out the way matches appear, but it certainly sets the mood for a great Jeudy week.
Carr is QB12 By pundit consensus this week, he’s being considered on the bench against the Denver defense, just 5.4 behind the YPA and the fourth-fewest quarterback with fantastic points. A favorable schedule helped, but the Broncos’ tight-fisted defense not yet allowed to enter the top 12 QB or the top 24 RB/WR. this season.
Las Vegas desperately needs a win, but Josh McDaniels rent already looks disastrous.
Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
Start: Trailon Burks
Seated: All Colts except Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman.
Burks remains a limited route runner, but his participation increased every weekand on Sunday, the Titans will go more than usual, facing the Colts’ funnel defense, allowing for an NFL-low YPC of 2.6, but still gaining a ranking…