Fantasy Football 2017: Week 4 Start / Sit
Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy Football Week 4
September 29, 2017
Week 4 in the NFL is off and running, so it’s time to get those fantasy football lineups ironed out. We’ll try to help out with this week’s Start / Sit list and examine a few guys you may be mulling over as Sunday approaches.
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Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton has always been a hit-and-miss type QB, and that has translated to an erratic fantasy career. Still, with new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, Dalton has some lower-end value.
The best part about Dalton this week is that he faces the lowly Browns defense, and Cleveland has of course been generous to opposing QBs so far.
Tevin Coleman, RB, Atlanta Falcons: Here’s another good matchup play that seems promising as we get closer to game time. Coleman hasn’t been putting up great numbers just yet, but he’s got a shot against the Bills on Sunday.
Buffalo hasn’t had to deal with a high-octane offense just yet, and there’s a good chance Atlanta hangs a lot of points here. That means plenty of mop-up rush yards for Coleman.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants: With New York’s awful start to the season, it’s hard to trust too many of their guys in fantasy. Shepard should be on your good side, however, following his seven catches for 133 yards and a TD on 10 targets last week.
The Giants stink this year, sure, but they’ve still got a talented offense. Now that they’ve figured out how to score points Shepard should get plenty of opportunities moving forward.
Derek Carr, QB, Oakland Raiders: Carr is just the type of guy who can give you big fantasy numbers one week, then disappear the next. Week 4 looks like one of the latter situations, and this one seems like a matchup play to avoid.
Carr will get the Broncos this weekend, and Denver has a very good secondary. A beat-up Michael Crabtree doesn’t help matters much, either.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Though Blount had his best game of the season in Week 3, he still managed a relatively tepid 67-yard total with one TD on 12 carries.
Blount is a straightforward guy, meaning he won’t get a lot of field time in the case of a shootout. That possibility is likely, as the Eagles get the Chargers this weekend and may have to pass a lot to hang in there.
Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: If you’ve got Hill, you’re probably not going to sit him, but just temper your expectations a bit. For one, he’ll be matching up against Josh Norman quite a bit this weekend.
For another, around half of Hill’s fantasy points this season have come on just two plays. That’s not exactly a precedent for consistency, so just keep it in mind.
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