NFL 2018 Week 4 — Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em
Looking for a few recommendations for under-the-radar guys to start or sit on your fantasy roster or Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) team? You’ve come to the right place.
Quarterback: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati – Through three games this season, Andy Dalton is in the top half of the league in passing yards this season, throwing for at least 240 yards and two touchdowns in every game this year. Against Atlanta, he’s facing a defense that’s 26th in the league in passing yards allowed and ravaged by injuries this year.
Running Back: Chris Carson, Seattle – Chris Carson is among the top 12 running backs in attempts this year, carrying the ball 45 times. Of course, 32 of those carries came last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Point being, he’s firmly entrenched as Seattle’s main running back. On Sunday, he’s facing an Arizona Cardinals team that’s allowed the opposing running back to score at least one rushing touchdown in every game this year, and has surrendered an NFL-high five rushing touchdowns overall.
WR: Allen Robinson, Chicago – If there was ever a time for the passing game of the Chicago Bears to get untracked, this would be it. Tampa Bay is dead last in the NFL in passing yards allowed, giving up more than 90 yards to the opponent’s top pass catcher in every game this year. Robinson is clearly Trubisky’s top target, evidenced by Robinson’s team-high 28 targets.
Tight End: Eric Ebron, Indianapolis – Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck has always been a fan of throwing to his tight ends, and that’s especially been the case as his arm strength isn’t fully at 100% yet. Tight end Eric Ebron has the second-most targets on the team, and is tied for the team lead in touchdown catches. He faces a Houston Texans team that’s been rather vulnerable to opposing tight ends.
2nd most targets on the Colts, tied for team lead in TD’s
Quarterback: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville – If you find yourself in a position where you need to find a quarterback option on the waiver wire, if you were considering Blake Bortles, think again. The New York Jets have been stingy against quarterbacks they’ve played this season, as they’re the third-toughest opponent this year for opposing quarterbacks.
Running Back: Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay’s running game has been downright misterable this year, with the team running for three yards a carry as a whole, and none of their running backs scoring touchdowns. Those woes will continue this week, as Chicago’s defense is one of the toughest for opposing running backs to play.
Wide Receiver: Corey Davis, Tennessee – Those fantasy football general managers who invested a high pick in Corey Davis are likely regretting doing so. Coming off three straight games with less than 65 yards receiving, Davis and the Titans are going to play a Philadelphia Eagles team that will blitz Tennessee’s shaky quarterback situation into submission.
Tight End: Jared Cook, Oakland – Jared Cook is forever one of those tight ends who tantalizes fantasy football general managers with a random big game here or there, but continually fails to string them together. Don’t underestimate the Cleveland Browns’ defense he’s playing this week, as they quietly have a very athletic and talented group on that side of the ball.