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Week Four Start'em & Sit'em

Here we are, week four in the fantasy football world. Week three was slightly better to the Guru. We just have to hope that week four continues to grow. Although it is still early, each week can be a critical one. Especially when you are playing for some big money.

While there was some quality play last week, remember we do not chase points. Just because a player explodes on the scene, does not necessarily mean that we should run right out, grab him, and start him. Grab him maybe but wait to start him until we see some positive trends. Thus, in saying all of that let us take a look at who to play and who to not play in week four.



Kirk Cousins - Minnesota Vikings

Cousins is playing some solid football right now. It helps that he is getting a solid run game behind him as well.He currently has 8 TDs and zero INTs. I probably just jinxed him. Nonetheless, a matchup against the Cleveland Browns brings a solid week 4 fantasy score. Their pass rush is tough but the Vikings line is much improved and I like Cousins as an option this week.

Running Back

Jonathan Taylor - Indianapolis Colts

Taylor is a very viable option this week against the Miami Dolphins. While he loses significant touches in the red zone to Nyheim Hines he is still a starter. The Dolphins have allowed the second most fantasy points to RBs on the season. Couple that with Taylor having six touches inside the five and you have yourself a RB 2 at worst.

Wide Receiver

Jaylen Waddle - Miami Dolphins

Interesting selection here you say. Yes it is! Waddle had a crap ton of targets last week but did not top 50 yards. However, we are still starting him against the Colts. Especially with Jacoby Brissett starting. Waddle has 16+ FPPG in two of his last three. That helps us put the young rooking in our lineup in week four.

Tight End

Jared Cook - Los Angeles Chargers

Look to Monday Night to get your tight end this week. Cook is seeing about 6 targets per game. That is good production given that he has to compete with Mike Williams and Keenan Allen. Nonetheless, start him against the Las Vegas Raiders. Mike Gesicki had a hay day last week.


Washington Football Team

This could be a sack fest in Atlanta. The o-line of the Atlanta Falcons has not been very good through three weeks. With a QB that is not very mobile, Matt Ryan, the defensive front of the Football Team should be in for a big game.



Teddy Bridgewater - Denver Broncos

I am sitting Teddy Two Gloves this week. The defense of the Baltimore Ravens is one of the best that he has faced up to this point of the season. I believe , for Denver to stay in this game, they are going to have to run the football. Look for that more than a solid day from TB5.

Running Back

Ronald Jones - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jones has had carries stolen by Gio Bernard (knee). That is tough given that Rojo was seen as a quality starter coming into the season. Even if Gio is a no go this week I do not like Jones. The Bucs are just not using him in quality situations and that makes it tough to play him.

Wide Receiver

Christian Kirk - Arizona Cardinals

This is a bad matchup for fantasy owners this week. Kirk is going up against the Los Angeles Rams. of course DeAndre Hopkins will see his fair share of targets. But now, AJ Green - yes that AJ Green is seeing an increase in targets. Kirk is currently third on the team in targets and that should stay the same this week.

Tight End

Jonnu Smith - New England Patriots

Smith was thought to be one of the best signings this offseason. That has been the case. Hunter Henry played 20 more snaps last week and has become more favored in the Josh McDaniels offense. Until we see more production out of Smith he stays on the pine.


Philadelphia Eagles

Yes they have improved. And yes, the Kansas City Chiefs have looked poor through three weeks.. That is what scares me the most. The Chiefs are due for an explosion and that could come this week against the Eagles. This could be a shootout in the high 30s.



Dallas Goedert - Philadelphia Eagles

As I stated above, this game could be a shootout. I like the Eagles offense against the Chiefs defense. The Chiefs are giving up a lot of points. In fact, an average of 4.5 TDs per game. That should mean good production for DG.


Pittsburgh Steelers

It used to be that the Steelers were a weekly start. Now we are playing them as a stream and a sleeper. You may be saying why play them against the Green Bay Packers. Well, the Packers line is beat up and the Steelers could see the return of T.J. Watt. Get Aaron Rodgers off his mark and he makes mistakes. The mantra of the Steelers defense.

There you have it folks. Week four in fantasy land. Please be sure to email Sean any questions throughout the week. His email address is You can also follow him on Twitter @RatPackFFGuru.

Good Luck!


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