Fantasy Football 2015: Week 4 Start/Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 4
October 1, 2015
It’s Thursday, and Week 4 in the 2015 NFL season will be getting underway in a matter of hours. Thursday is also when we do our weekly Start-Sit list around here, so let’s check in on a few fringe names you might be debating on in this first round of byes.
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Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens: It seems to be a perfect storm for Flacco in tonight’s Week 4 opener. He’s posted 746 yards over his past two games, and has put up some nice numbers despite the Ravens’ winless beginnings.
Flacco will take on rival Pittsburgh tonight, and the Steelers’ secondary has shown themselves to be vulnerable to the pass.
Matt Jones, RB, Washington Redskins: The major complaint with Jones so far is his ball security, but the Redskins are still putting their faith in him and don’t seem to be leaning back toward Alfred Morris.
Jones will get a nice matchup this week against the Eagles, and if he can hold onto the ball (something he had no problems with in college) he’ll do well.
Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Moncrief is on a roll right now. He’s got a touchdown in each of his first three games and seems to have steamrolled over Andre Johnson as the second-most desirable receiver in Indianapolis.
Moncrief and the gang will take on Jacksonville this weekend, and the Jags have served as Indy’s punching bag for several years now.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Minnesota Vikings: We know it’s a relatively thin week for quarterbacks, but we’d shy away from starting Bridgewater this week. The Vikes used Adrian Peterson to the fullest last week, and we’d expect a repeat of that performance against the Broncos in Week 4.
Teams are still concentrating on keeping Peyton off the field, and Minnesota will be doing that with Peterson this week. When Bridgewater does throw, the Denver defense will be waiting.
Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: There are all sorts of red flags on Hill these days. He’s being out-produced by Giovani Bernard, and hasn’t broken free of the timeshare situation in Cincinnati.
Hill remains the early-down back here, and Bernard will come on in passing situations or when the team is behind. It’s simply a situation to avoid if you’re looking for fantasy production.
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins: Even considering his relatively modest draft positioning, Miller has been quite a disappointment so far. He posted just seven rushes for 38 yards in the Dolphins’ Week 3 blowout loss, once again taking a backseat to the passing game.
What’s worse, the Dolphins will play the Jets in London on Sunday, and things don’t look good for the running game there.
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