2019 Fantasy Football Stock up Stock down week 4

by Bobby Shepherd
2019 Fantasy Football Stock Up Stock Down Week 4

After what felt like a pretty slow first two weeks, football really picked up in week 3.2019 Fantasy Football Stock Up Stock Down Week 4

The undefeated Bills currently sit atop the AFC East tied with the Patriots.

Keenan Allen has 1 fewer targets than Juju Smith-Schuster and Davante Adams combined.

Lamar Jackson's skill set isn't weather proof, but Mark Ingram's certainly is.

Mike Evans and the Bucs offense found their groove, they just didn't find a W.

If he stays healthy Dalvin Cook will undoubtedly be the fantasy MVP.

And the ghost of Hue Jackson's career seems to be haunting the Browns.

2019 Fantasy Football Stock Up Stock Down Week 4

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Phillip Dorsett WR NE Patriots

Antonio Brown is gone and despite the teams best effort, he's not yet forgotten. But Dorsett is proving that his production probably won't be missed. Dorsett's receiving stat line of 6-53-1 is evidence enough that it's time to at least roster in all formats.

So far this season on 14 targets, he has gone for 13-187-3. With defenses now concerned with Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman, Dorsett seems likely to get a great opportunity to put up big numbers for the foreseeable future.

And as of Tuesday morning, he's only owned in 1/3 of yahoo leagues.

Daniel Jones And All of His Pass-catchers

Danny Dimes put together one of the more exciting games of the season so far. He went 23 of 36 for 336 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He also rushed for an impressive stat line of 4-28-2.

Jones looked like the real deal making some very impressive passes. He even mounted a go ahead drive late in the 4th without Saquon Barkley. But more important than that, despite seeing a lot of pressure, he made very few of the poor decisions that we often anticipate in a first start.

We all had faith in Evan Engram to do well this season, but it looks like we can expect Jones to do great things for all of his receivers. Golden Tate has become a serious trade candidate if you are looking for a cheap wide receiver with PPR value.

Alexander Mattison RB Minnesota Vikings

Mattison has shown enough skill on his limited carries to prove beyond a doubt that he is a very capable handcuff. His 5.3 yards per carry is higher than Wayne Gallman, Tony Pollard, Chase Edmonds, and Jaylen Samuels' career averages.

Dalvin Cook also has a very significant injury history dating back to college and is one of the more important backs to handcuff. Hopefully Cook can stay healthy but if he can't, the Mattison owner is going to see a lot of points.

Honorable Mention

  • Mark Ingram RB Baltimore Ravens- His relatively low volume had me concerned with the possibility of being a victim of game scripts. If he has a big day with Pat Mahomes in town then he'll likely never be scripted out.
  • Kerryon Johnson RB Detroit Lions- The efficiency isn't quite there yet, but the volume has been solidified. We weren't really sure what this backfield was going to look like. Kerryon went on to out-rush J.D. McKissic and Ty Johnson, 20 to a combined 5. It seems like a prime opportunity to buy him on the cheaper side.

Dynasty Targets for a Rebuild

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Dawson Knox TE Buffalo Bills

The rookie tight end had a great game against a fantasy friendly Bengals defense. He had 4 targets, 3 catches, and 1 rushing attempt that was good for 76 scrimmage yards and a TD. His 55% average snap count limits him in redraft value but he should be on your dynasty/deep league radar.

The Bills have two pretty good receivers in John Brown and Cole Beasley, but the lack of big bodied redzone targets make their tight ends especially intriguing. Knox seems like a solid long term investment for a rebuilding dynasty team.

Preston Williams WR Miami Dolphins

Lets be honest, the Dolphins can't be this bad again next year. They're historically bad so far this year, but they've also played 3 of the top 10 arguably even top 5 teams in football. And all they need to be serviceable in fantasy is a few good o-lineman.

Williams seems to have earned the top spot in the wide receiver pecking order in Miami. Which is why he has seen his snaps sky rocket over the opening weeks of the season, and his double digit targets show definite PPR upside.

And while I love making fun of the Dolphins, they likely won't continue to be quite this bad all year. So now would be the prime opportunity to grab Williams.

Honorable Mentions

  • T.J. Hockenson TE Detroit Lions- His week one game was ridiculous. Since then on 7 targets he's gotten 8 yards. I'm not saying he's going to be cheap, but at this rate his cost might dip below his long term value at some point this season.
  • Paul Richardson WR Washington Redskins- So far this season, even with the emergence of Scary Terry, Richardson has seen 19 targets in 3 weeks. Case Keenum Targets may not be particularly valuable, but if the defense keeps giving up 30 points, there will likely be enough targets to maintain value going forward.
  • Titans pass catchers not named Delanie Walker- This offense should be succeeding but it's not. It's being held back by sub-par QB play. If you can wait out the storm for an eventual QB change, the Wide Receiver talent will likely be able to produce like it should.

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Aaron Rodgers QB Green Bay Packers

I really don't think Matt Lafleur is any good as a head coach.

Davante Adams and Aaron Jones are being very underutilized in this offense. But the biggest change from a season ago is now Rodgers doesn't have to carry the team on his shoulders.

The Packers defense is the second highest rated defense on the season according to PFF, with an astonishing 81.8. And while the season is just getting started, that's a big jump from being ranked 24th at the end of last season.

So while Rodgers isn't quite a drop, he's also far from the elite option he once was.

Randall Cobb WR Dallas Cowboys

I speculated after his first week that he might have a hard time staying fantasy relevant. Now even with Michael Gallup out and Amari Cooper being shadowed by Xavien Howard, Cobb struggled to produce.

The Cowboys, and Dak Prescott specifically, were off to an amazing start. But this is still the team that paid Zeke. I'm sure Cobb will have a couple decent weeks this season. But if he can't be trusted against Miami, can you really trust him any other week?

Honorable Mentions

  • Stefon Diggs WR Minnesota Vikings- Despite being healthy, Diggs has yet to exceed 50 receiving yards this season. No Doubt because Kirk Cousins has averaged 167.3 total passing yards per game. Diggs may not be droppable given the high price you likely spent on him. But if he has a big game at some point this season I recommend flipping him for whatever you can get.
  • Will Fuller WR Houston Texans- There was a point with Deshaun Watson that Will Fuller was almost guaranteed 100 yards or a TD, if not both. But with the presence of Kenny Stills, Fuller's opportunity seems to be diminished. He is now just a low floor dart throw, but maintains very high upside.

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