Here are my week four starts and sits…
If your QB is out, then be smart and start….
Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
If there is any quarterback who is literally on fire right now in the league, that man is Matty “Ice”. In his last two games, he has thrown for six touchdowns and four interceptions. Ryan is also the kind of quarterback that plays on a different level at home. This Ryan comes home to play the Tennessee Titans who themselves had a horrible time trying to stop rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Look for Ryan and Julio Jones to connect and connect a lot as the vulnerable Titans secondary will have a tough go. Look for Ryan with three hundred plus yards throwing and three touchdowns to go with it.
If you’re in deeper, take a sleeper…
D.J. Chark, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is the talk of the town, but for me, it has been about the young wideout D.J. Chark who has consistently been his favorite target in games. Chark has caught three touchdowns, one in each game, and is averaging at least ninety-two yards per game in receiving yards. Chark’s opponents will be the Denver Broncos who will be hungry at home looking for their first win of the season. Broncos have a good pass rush, but I still see Chark putting up close to average numbers, might be more if Leonard Fournette can run the ball for them. This will be a close game, and Chark should be a must-start now for most teams.
If you’re special like me and play IDP…
Zach Cunningham, LB, Houston Texans
Last week, no one saw Kyle Allen coming, and he torched the Arizona Cardinals fairly well, but this Houston Texans are a different type of defense. The Texans defense is much better than the Cardinals defense led by J.J. Watt. One of the weakest parts of the Cardinals defense was their linebacking core, and Allen took advantage of that. With that said, the Panthers allow the most fantasy points to linebackers, and Zach Cunningham will be the man that gets most of the tackles for the Texans. In the last two weeks, Cunningham has had twelve and a half tackles and seven fantasy points, which is pretty good for a linebacker. Facing the team that allows the most points to linebackers, we might witness Cunningham’s best fantasy day yet.
Don’t be in the pits and sit….
Jameis Winston, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Please don’t start him because of last week. He played the Giants defense. Prior to playing the Giants last week, Winston threw for two touchdowns and three interceptions against a decent Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers defense. This week he will face Aaron Donald and a Los Angeles Rams defense that will take advantage of the Bucs’ poor offensive line and the tendency of Winston to hold the ball longer then he needs to. Look for Winston to be running for his life play after play. Find someone else to start, like a Gardner Minshew, Teddy Bridgewater, or even a Kyle Allen.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns
If there was a team that was overhyped this year, it was the Cleveland Browns. If anyone has hit the sophomore slump it has to be Baker Mayfield. The last three weeks Baker has totaled three touchdowns and five interceptions. Mayfield looks lost at times out there, hesitating to throw the ball, and even holding on to the ball too long. Now he is coming into Baltimore to face a defense that plays really well against quarterbacks at home. Mayfield also has one of the lowest completion rates this year at 56.9%, and last game against the stingy Rams defense he only completed 50% of his passes. Bench him, and get someone better with a better matchup.
The Cleveland hype train drops you off right into Baltimore to face a hungry Lamar Jackson and an impressive Ravens offense. I knew how overrated the Browns were before the season even started. Now they do have the likes of Myles Garrett on their team, and he is a stud. It just is not enough to hold off the high-powered offense of the Ravens. The Ravens allow some of the lowest points to opposing defenses, so it might be another long day for the Dawg Pound.
Ask us any Fantasy questions, although we are a Buffalo Bills page we all want to win our fantasy leagues. So, every week, I will have some starts and sits for the PPR and the IDP players out there.