2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start/Sit

by Dylan Clemons
2022 Fantasy Football Start/Sit

Welcome Fantasy nerds! It is that time again to start setting your lineups for the week, and I'm here to help with the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start/Sit article.

In the 2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 start-sit article, I will be giving you a start and a sit at each position. I'll be here every week trying to help by giving you a few deeper guys to start, and a few guys who the consensus believes should be in your lineup that week, but whom I disagree with.

Last week we had a crazy week in which running backs did not have a good week as a whole again. Clyde Edwards-Helaire finished as RB13 and had zero rushing yards, wild I know.

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2022 Fantasy Football Week 4 Start/Sit

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Start

Russell Wilson, QB, Denver Broncos (ECR QB11)

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There is no other way to put it other than Russell Wilson has been terrible this season. So far through three games Russell Wilson is currently QB25 and averaging 12.7 fantasy points. He is averaging fewer points than the likes of Mitchell Trubisky, Ryan Tannehill, and Baker Mayfield.

This has to turn around some time and I have a feeling it will turn around this week. According to playerprofiler.com Wilson is 10th in the NFL in red zone passing attempts, but is 27th in the league in touchdowns. Positive regression is coming for Wilson in that category. He is also top five in deep ball attempts and top 10 in air yards, things just haven't worked out, yet.

The Matchup

The Broncos are traveling to Las Vegas to take on the winless Raiders. The Raiders have been beaten up through the air this season. The Raiders have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. If there was ever a week for Wilson to break out of this slump, this is the week. Wilson will finish as a top-five quarterback this week.

Rhamondre Stevenson, RB, New England Patriots (ECR RB32)

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The Rhamondre Stevenson breakout season started last week after a slow first two weeks in which he was just averaging 4.5 fantasy points per game. Last week Stevenson finally killed it, He saw 12 attempts and rushed for 73 yards, and a touchdown.

Stevenson caught four of his five targets for 28 yards as well. This is great to see because we saw Damian Harris out-target Stevenson the week before. Stevenson even dominated the snap share in Week 3 62% to 37%. This week with a banged-up Mac Jones, it looks like Brian Hoyer will be the starter. The last time Hoyer attempted over 200 passes in a season was 2017. That season he averaged just 6.1 yards per attempt which was 34th in the league that season. Check down city for Stevenson this week.

The Matchup

The Patriots have a tough matchup on the road against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers can be beaten up on the ground which was the case in Week 2 against David Montgomery and the Bears. The Packers should be leading most of this game which could lead to a negative script that will favor Stevenson in Garbage time. Start Stevenson as your RB2 this week and feel comfortable about it.

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks, (ECR WR30)

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Ok, I get it, having to start a Seahawks pass catcher not named DK Metcalf feels gross. But you can not deny the production and volume that Tyler Lockett has seen from Geno Smith. In the last two games, Tyler Lockett has seen 11 targets, with a 26% target share which ranks 20th in the league.

Lockett has also seen the sixth-most targets in the NFL. I personally do not care who the quarterback is if there is a player seeing a 26% target share I want them in my lineup each week, and that does not change for Lockett this week. We have seen players produce with worse quarterback play.

The Matchup

The matchup for the Seahawks pass-catchers in this one against the Detroit Lions is a nice one. The Lions have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to the wide receiver position according to profootballreference.com. Lockett is a solid WR3 play this week and that's where he is ranked. I just want to make sure people should feel comfortable starting him this week because you should.

Gerald Everett, TE, Los Angeles Chargers, (ECR TE12)

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Gerald Everett has started the season out great for how you acquired this off-season. He finished with 12.9 and 10.1 half-point PPR fantasy points. Last week he still had a down week only scoring 3.5 fantasy points. But was great to see that he still saw six targets in that game.

Through the first three weeks, Everett has the seventh most targets at the tight end position and a 17% target share which is ninth best at the position. Everything points towards Everett being a top ten fantasy tight end, so what is the hold up for rankers? He should be a top-10 rest of the season.

The Matchup

The Chargers take on the Houston Texans whose defense has been beaten up this season. They have already allowed a touchdown to a tight end this season, and with Lovie Smith running a cover 2 zone a ton, the middle of the field is open. That's where Everett will do most of his work in this one.

Sit

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings (ECR QB9)

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I love Kirk Cousins, and he was one of my main quarterback targets if I decided to wait on quarterbacks this draft season. But this week, I am staying away for a few different reasons. Cousins is currently QB14 on the season and has yet to score over 18.5 fantasy points in any game this season.

We just haven't seen Kirk's ceiling yet, and I don't believe we will see it this week while the Vikings have to travel overseas to play. When teams play overseas they tend to be lower-scoring games and I expect that to happen this weekend.

The Matchup

The Matchup for the Vikings isn't an easy one this weekend either taking on the New Orleans Saints. The Saints shut down Tom Brady a few weeks ago and held Baker Mayfield under 200 yards. The Saints also allow the tenth fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. Cousins should be ranked outside the top 12 this week.

Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, San Fransico 49ers, (ECR RB20)

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Jeff Wilson has done a solid job filling in for the injured Elijah Mitchell. In both Games that Wilson has started, he has had over 100 total yards in both starts. Unfortunately, in the last game, he fumbled that ended up hurting the 49ers pretty bad in that game.

I am curious to see how the fumble affects his workload if at all. His backup Jordan Mason only played five snaps last week which Wilson owners loved. The only other competition in the backfield is Deebo Samuel who also has 17 carries over the three-game span.

The Matchup

This is the main reason why I am off Jeff Wilson this weekend, the matchup. The 49ers play division foe the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams defense has been great against the run so far this season, only allowing 7.6 fantasy points per game according to pro football reference which is the second-fewest in the league. Wilson should be on the bench this weekend, I struggle to see him score more than eight fantasy points.

DJ Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers (ECR WR33)

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Man, oh man what a disappointing start of the season it has been for DJ Moore. We all thought that with the quarterback upgrade of Baker Mayfield that Moore could finally put up WR1 numbers. That just has not been the case so far this season.

Baker Mayfield has been horrible and that has affected Moore. Moore has seen six targets in each of his games but hasn't had over 43 yards in a single game. He also has only scored over 10 fantasy points once which was in Week 2 when his day was saved by a touchdown, he only has two red zone targets on the season which ranks 39th in the NFL.

The Matchup

The Matchup isn't a terrible one for Panthers going up against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals defense has struggled so far this season but they are middle of the pack against opposing wide receivers so far this season. There is just no way I can feel comfortable putting Moore in my WR3 Spot this weekend.

Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (ECR TE13)

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I figured when I was researching that Tyler Conklin was going to be ranked as a TE1 this week, but I was pleasantly surprised that he wasn't ranked that way. Conklin has seen a massive amount of targets through the first 3 games of the season, 24 which is ranked third amongst tight ends.

This week Zach Wilson will be back for the Jets, and I'm not sure that is a good thing for Conklin. Joe Flacco leads the league through the first three weeks in passing attempts. I just don't believe the Jets are going to want to throw Zach Wilson into the fire like that. Especially in this matchup.

The Matchup

The matchup for the Jets in this one is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are about middle of the road against tight ends so far this season. But the Steelers defense can be had on the ground. The Steelers have allowed the 10th most yards to running backs this season.So if the Jets want to win this game, they'll need to do it on the ground with Breece Hall and Michael Carter. Conklin will not see the same volume this week as he did in previous weeks.


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