Fantasy Football Roundtable: Week 4
As we get ready for Week 4, let's take a look at some of the burning questions in fantasy football. Follow us on Twitter at @drakefantasy, @fightingchance, @fantasygeek37, and @garyhaddow1.
Which receiver who was a Week 3 dud do you like best for Week 4? Robert Woods, Kenny Golladay or Calvin Ridley?
Drake Says: Robert Woods. People act like Bob Woods is dead. He's still the second most targeted player on the Rams. This week vs a Bucs team who plays a high amount of man to man I like Woods to find room and win. Tampa should throw a ton trying to keep up which will keep LA's foot on the pedal.
Ryan Says: Robert Woods. I love all three of these receivers, but I have to play the matchups here. Woods plays the trashy Bucs secondary, and all three Rams receivers are in play this week. It wouldn’t be crazy at all for two of them to go over 100 yards, and third to be close. Golladay would be my second choice as the Lions are going to have to throw a lot to keep up with Kansas City, and while I love Calvin Ridley, the Titans secondary is very strong.
Steve Says: Kenny Golladay. The Lions will likely be forced into passing the ball and the Chiefs defense can be beaten. Golladay could feast in this one.
Gary Says: Kenny Golladay. Chiefs defense is a sieve and the lions will have to keep up. And they will keep up. Start all lions
Do you prefer Daniel Jones or Jacoby Brissett for the rest of 2019? Any love for Kyle Allen if Cam Newton is set to miss an extended period?
Drake Says: Daniel Jones. I'm a Danny Dimes guy. To me Jacoby Brissett isn't anything special. Let's look at the weapons both have. The Giants lost their star running back and have an elite TE and two very serviceable WR's. Their game scripts scream pass the ball. The Colts now have TY Hilton nursing a bad quad. They'll instead focus on the running game with Marlon Mack and that great offensive line. Give me Jones ROS for fantasy. - As for Kyle Allen he's absolutely a spot play if you need QB help. He's shown that he can spread the ball to all of the Panthers weapons and push the ball down the field. He's maybe outside the top 12 but he's not a total bum either.
Ryan Says: Daniel Jones. Daniel Jones has to be the answer, but if we knew that Cam wasn’t coming back it would be Allen. Brissett is a nice quarterback and has been SO much better than I thought he would be. However, the ceiling is low. He likely won’t throw up any total stinkers, or at least not many, you aren’t going to get any 300 yard and three touchdown games either. Jones might have a crap offensive line and lost his star running back for two months, but he seems to have “it” and at least through one game looks great. The added value that he brings with his legs make him a threat to crack the top 15 fantasy quarterbacks this season.
Steve Says: Daniel Jones. He’s a Hall of Famer, plain and simple. But seriously, his rushing ability gives him the edge in fantasy leagues over the other two. He has good weapons with Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate (soon to return), Evan Engram, and Saquon Barkley as well. I’m betting on the unknown with the highest ceiling.
Gary Says: Brissett for the floor; Jones for the ceiling; I would prefer Allen over them moving forward if he shows up this week again.
Which pass catching running back will have the best Week 4? Austin Ekeler, Tarik Cohen, or Chris Thompson?
Drake Says: Chris Thompson. Call me crazy but I like Chris Thompson a lot. The Redskins showed last week they have no problem using Thompson on the goal line. AP is old, slow, and should be released. If they aren't using him on the goal line then why roster him? Thompson can be a top 25 PPR back as he's done two of the past 3 years.
Ryan Says: Austin Ekeler. Still Ekeler. First, Gordon gets hurt a lot, especially near the fantasy playoffs. Second, sometimes when guys miss time like Gordon has there is a chance of an injury like a hammy or something like that. Third, Ekeler has played great and still should have a role in the offense despite what the head coach said. Chris Thompson is one play away from being hurt, and Tarik Cohen is an afterthought in this offense right now. Give me Ekeler.
Steve Says: Tarik Cohen. I just can’t quit him. Austin Ekeler may be the popular choice, but I think the Bears keep trying to get Cohen the ball, as evidenced by his 21 targets through the first three games. I’m not so sure that Ekeler gets that once Melvin Gordon is ready to assume his normal workload.
Gary Says: Austin Ekeler, not close. Chris Thompson and Cohen are barely rosterable. Ekeler will continue to have value, AND who knows how Melvin will be looking and if he can stay healthy.
Sleeper of the Week
Drake Says: Darrel Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs. I've been pumping up my other brother Darrel for weeks. LeSean McCoy has been nursing a bum ankle all week. I don't think the Chiefs are going to need to ride McCoy much in the second half and that's where Williams steps in and puts up some garbage time goodness. I wouldn't be shocked if he runs for 75 yards and a score.
Ryan Says: Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans. God this kills me to say it because I really don’t believe in Davis at all. However, the Falcons secondary is really far from anything special, and Davis is bound to have a few good games on the season. There certainly is talent here, he is just totally hindered by his awful quarterback, but you know what they say, even the sun shines on a dog’s ass from time to time. Well, that dog’s ass is Marcus Mariota and sometimes he does have okay games. This should be one of them and Davis could have 80 yards and a score.
Steve Says: Paul Richardson, WR, Washington Redskins. The Giants pass defense is the worst in the league, giving up over 332 yards per game. Paul Richardson has 20 targets through two games and has scored in his last two. I think he makes it a third straight game with a touchdown this week and pushes for 100 yards as well.
Gary Says: Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks. He is the tight end du jour to torch the Cardinals. Deeper in the same game is C.J. Prosise if Penny sits due to his hamstring.
Bust of the Week
Drake Says: Josh Gordon, WR, New England Patriots. Say hello to shutdown corner Tre'Davious White. The Bills CB is allowing the second lowest passer rating to WR's he's covering. I think the Patriots beat the Bills with other weapons on Sunday.
Ryan Says: Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints. This one pains me even more because I love Michael Thomas. However, there is no question that his value takes a hit with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, and he is facing a tough Cowboys secondary. I have a total man crush on this guy, but I have to be realistic and say that this is not the best week to play him. There is no way you sit him in a season long league, but your expectations have to be seriously dampened this week for Thomas.
Steve Says: Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings. He can’t keep up this ridiculous pace and the Bears have a top five rush defense, and have yet to give up a rushing touchdown on the season. While I’m not saying bench him in seasonal leagues, I’m not touching him in DFS in Week 4.
Gary Says: Josh Gordon vs TreDavius white. I’m expecting a heavy dose of Edelman, Dorsett, and James White. I think this game will be closer than the usual Pats blow out.