Fantasy Football 2014: Week 4 Key Matchups
2015-09-29 11:00:00 EDT
It’s Wednesday, and the NFL’s Week 4 will be starting tomorrow evening. That means it’s time for us fantasy owners to peruse the waiver wire for any favorable matchups within the coming games. Let’s check out a few popular adds who look like they could be putting up big numbers this week.
Indianapolis Colts Defense: For those of you stringing defenses, the Colts look like a nice play this week. Sure, they’ve been ravaged by injuries (mainly in their secondary), but have been showing improvement in fantasy numbers with three sacks and two picks last week in Tennessee.
The Colts get Jacksonville at home this week, which looks to be a cupcake matchup. Pick them up, then jettison them until next month.
Marvin Jones, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Jones is a popular waiver wire pickup this week. He’s got two straight double-digit fantasy performances under his belt, with the most recent being five grabs for 94 yards and a score in Baltimore.
Jones has set himself up as a reliable option in the Cincy offense and his targets have been increasing each week (eight against the Ravens). He gets a very accommodating Chiefs secondary in Week 4.
Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans: You’ve probably got one more week to wait if you’re an Arian Foster owner; he’s been steadily improving but we get the impression the Texans will be cautious with him this week.
That leaves us with Blue, who ran all over the Bucs for 139 yards and a score on 31 attempts. He gets a shoddy Falcons run defense this week, which is the best matchup you can ask for.
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: If you’re a Tom Brady, Drew Brees or Ben Roethlisberger owner, Dalton makes a lot of sense this week. He’s coming off a stellar 383-yard, 3-touchdown performance in Baltimore and has seen his fantasy stats multiply each week.
Dalton gets the Chiefs at home in Week 4, and Kansas City has been pretty permissive when it comes to opposing QB stats. He’s got some sketchy matchups in the next few weeks, but this one looks like a full-go.
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Lance Dunbar, RB, Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys offense is in real trouble without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, but Dunbar is doing what he can to help out. He was as reliable as you could hope in Week 3, catching all 10 targets for 100 yards in Week 3.
Dunbar will get the Saints in primetime on Sunday. He should see plenty of action in the passing game and is a nice lower-end RB pickup.
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