Fantasy Football News and Updates: 2013 NFL Week 4 Sleepers
Jason's Fantasy Football Anaylsis: Week 4 Gutsy Starts
September 28, 2013
Gutsy Gameday Starts
The bye weeks have begun, and fantasy owners are now having to go to their bench to find a starter with a good matchup. Here are a few players that should be on the waiver wire that may just perform better than expected this week.
QB - Matt Cassel - Fantasy owners have long forgotten Cassel's one good season with the Patriots and they have now lumped him into the class of backup QB one-hit-wonders. Well, Cassel is going to get another shot to prove the critics wrong. The one thing working in his favor is a strong running game. Cassel does not have to be explosive to be effective. The Steelers should invite Cassel to throw because they will be looking to shutdown Adrian Peterson. Cassel has a chance to take the Vikings starting job for the rest of the season, and even though the Steelers present a tough defensive challenge, the vikings have enough weapons for Cassel to have a solid performance.
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RB - Brandon Bolden - Why would any fantasy footballers want to start a New England running back after all the changes the Patriots have made this year? The answer is because the Patriots offense is still pretty good. New England has a tough game this week as they travel to Atlanta, and that is why Bolden makes for a good start. This matchup should be an aerial showdown and Bolden is the Patriots best pass catching RB. Bolden should be on the field a lot in this one, and he will have plenty of opportunities to catch passes out of the backfield. The biggest issue with playing him is his questionable designation on the injury report and the late start of the game. If your in a running back bind, or feel like taking a risk, Bolden makes for a very intriguing play this week
WR - Rod Streater - Denarius Moore had a big game last week, and many fantasy owners are targeting Moore as the WR to play this week when the Raiders take on the Redskins. If the Redskins defense continues to struggle, then there should be enough plays for both Moore and Streater. Another question mark to consider is the health of Terrelle Pryor. There is a chance Pryor will not play this week, and that means Matt Flynn will get the start. Flynn is a pocket passer, and since Streater is the Raiders best route runner, Flynn should look his way a lot. Also, Streater and Moore have very similar stats except in the touchdown department. Streater is due to score, and he should get that chance against Washington this weekend.
TE - Brent Celek - Celek has burned the few fantasy owners that took a gamble on him this season. But Sunday should be the day that he finally comes through for those owners. The Eagles will have to use every weapon in their arsenal to score points in order to keep up with Peyton Manning. Celek is a receiving weapon that has been severely underused so far this season, but that will need to change for at least this weekend in Denver.
DEF - Cleveland Browns - The Browns have managed a pretty solid defense so far this year. They have been able to put pressure on quarterbacks and they have also been tough against the run. And don't forget, they have arguably the best shutdown corner in the league, Joe Haden. The Browns are coming off a big win last week and they are looking to keep that momentum going. They get the Bengals at home, and the Dog Pound should be rocking for this one. Haden should be able to contain Green, and the Browns should be able to slow the Bengals rushing attack. The Browns have a lot of momentum in their corner and a home game against a division rival is what they need to get their home crowd rocking.
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