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2018 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start-Sit

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Yet again another interesting week in the NFL. Baker Mayfield was named the starter, Calvin Ridley scored three more touchdowns on Sunday than Julio Jones has scored all year, Garoppolo suffered a serious knee injury, and Adrian Peterson and Jordy Nelson proved that older guys can still get it done. All of these facts will effect roster management in Fantasy Football.

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2018 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start-Sit

Week 4 will present tough roster decisions. To help with those questions here is the 2018 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start-Sit article.

Starts

Eli Manning, QB, New York Giants vs New Orleans Saints

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Manning is coming off a solid 19 Fantasy point effort against the Texans. If the offensive line can keep Manning upright, then Manning has plenty of offensive weapons to gash opposing defenses. This should be the case as the Giants face the Saints in Week 4. The Saints look like they have reverted to their defensive woes as they allow the most Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, including Matt Ryan’s 39 and Fitzpatricks’ 41. Hopefully, Eli’s middle name is Ryan. In what could be a shootout, Eli Manning makes for a solid streaming option this week.

Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks vs Arizona Cardinals

Head Coach Pete Carroll said they were going to run the ball and that is exactly what they did. Carson received a whopping 34 total touches for over 120 total yards and a touchdown against what had been a solid Cowboys’ defense. Game flow against a terrible Cardinals’ team should permit similar usage for Carson. The Cardinals have allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs at over 32 PPG. Fire up Carson in Week 4.

Start of the Week: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns vs Oakland Raiders

It is Baker Mayfield time in Cleveland and the chemistry between he and Landry looked real last Thursday night against the Jets. Landry had over 100 receiving yards and even threw a completion to Mayfield on a successful two-point conversion. Landry is a must start and fellow wide receiver Antonio Callaway is a worthy flex option this week.

Trey Burton, TE, Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Burton has yet to prove to be the breakout candidate everyone thought he would be. But, in a matchup against a Tampa team that allows over 10 Fantasy points to opposing tight ends, Burton could reward owners this week.

Sits

Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Jets

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Bortles followed up a 32 Fantasy point week with an eight-point week in Week 3. This polarizing production does not appear to go back up this week as Fournette should be back and the Jags will lean heavily on him and the run. Additionally, the Jets are top-10 in allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Bortles should not be started.

Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans vs Philadelphia Eagles

The carries have been there, but the efficiency has been lacking for Henry who has received 18 carries in back to back weeks. He has yet to rush for over 57 yards or to eclipse five Fantasy points in a game. Now he goes up against the Eagles who allow the fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs. Sit Henry this week.

Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders vs Cleveland Browns

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After a solid 100-yard game against a tough Broncos’ defense, Cooper disappeared in Week 3 again. The consistency owners were hoping for just has not been there for Cooper and the Raiders passing attack. Week 1 was Jared Cook, Week 2 was Cooper, and Week 3 was Jordy Nelson. Now Cooper goes up against a solid Browns’ defense. Cooper should remain on benches until he shows some sign of consistency.

George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Chargers

Now with two games of 79 or more receiving yards and nine standard Fantasy points, Kittle has been a solid tight end this year. However, with Jimmy G out with a knee injury, Kittle’s value takes a massive hit. Sit Kittle until we know more about his chemistry with a new quarterback under center.


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About Alex Hamrick

Alex is an avid fantasy football enthusiast and writer for Fantasy Six Pack. With a background in quantitative methods and analysis, Alex enjoys using statistics and data analytics to develop detailed fantasy football analysis. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AlexBHamrick

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