Fantasy Football 2013: Week 4 Sleepers
Fantasy Football Daily: Sleeper Picks for Week 4 in the NFL
September 27, 2013
It’s Friday; time once again for our weekly look at the potential sleepers for the upcoming fantasy football weekend. We’ve got a handful of viable and underutilized players for you today just begging for a chance to make your starting lineup. Let’s take a closer look at their recent numbers and impending matchups as we decide if anyone of them are right for your roster.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns: Don’t laugh; we’re serious about this one. With starting QB Brandon Weeden still sidelined with a thumb injury, Hoyer will once again be taking the snaps against Cincinnati this weekend. He’s coming off a pretty darn good debut performance. He tossed 321 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota, and will try to repeat the feat this in Week 4. Hoyer is a gutsy start against a pretty good Bengals defense, but if you’re in a deep league and stuck for an option, he could work out.
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Jason Snelling, RB, Atlanta Falcons: With Steven Jackson once again out of the picture, Snelling will get the work in the Falcons backfield at home against the Patriots this weekend. He’ll have to share the stage with Jacquizz Rodgers once again, but we’d imagine there will be enough work to go around. Snelling posted 111 total yards and a TD last week in Miami, and should get a similar amount of snaps for this one. He’s a decent flex play this week.
Donnie Avery, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: It took Avery a couple of games to get going, but he’s coming off an awesome week against the Eagles. He snagged seven balls for 141 yards in that one, showcasing what he can do as an active part of the offense. Avery and the Chiefs will face off against the Giants this week, and New York is just flat-out awful on both sides of the ball. Expect the Chiefs to post another solid game against a struggling defense, and expect Avery to be heavily involved.
Rod Streater, WR, Oakland Raiders: In each of the three games Streater has played this season, he’s seemed poised for a breakout performance. From posting 70 yards in Week 1 to posting 42 in each of the two weeks since, he’s been one of the most active receivers in the Raiders lineup. Streater will get the hapless Redskins defense this weekend, and should be able to post some nice numbers. He may not have Terrelle Pryor throwing him the ball, but that shouldn’t make much difference either way.
Tennessee Titans Defense: On the whole, the Titans D has been pretty solid thus far. They’re coming off a big win against the Chargers this past week, during which they posted a pair of sacks and a fumble. Tennessee will host the Jets’ up-and-down offense this week, and with New York QB Geno Smith’s tendency to make rookie mistakes with his throws, their secondary could have a pretty good game if they play their cards right.
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