One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are considered match up proof. You aren’t going to sit Aaron Rodgers, Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown. Below are some week four fantasy football starts and sits to help you to win your week four match up.
Week Four Fantasy Football Starts and Sits
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is coming off his best performance of the season in a bounce back performance that fell just short against the Tennessee Titans. Wilson total 373 yards and four touchdowns in week three. He finished the game with 33.52 total fantasy points. Wilson has been inconsistent so far this season but has a solid match up in week four against the Indianapolis Colts who just gave up over 250 yards and three touchdowns to Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer last week. Look for Wilson to have another solid performance and continue to produce this week.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota had a great bounce back game against a strong Seattle Seahawks defense in week three. He had 225 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 30 yards with his legs for a total of 19.70 fantasy points. Mariota should continue to produce as a number quarterback one in week four against divisional opponent Houston Texans who gave up 378 yards and five touchdowns last week to the New England Patriots.
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson has been one of the best waiver wire pick ups so far this season. With the Seahawks having three other running backs on their team who would have thought Carson would be the number one back. With the other running backs dealing with injuries and struggling to produced this season Carson has grabbed the number one job and ran away with it. He is coming off a solid week three as he totaled 52 yards and scored a touchdown. If Carson continues to be the number one back for the Seahawks this week he has a solid match up facing the Indianapolis Colts who have struggled this season. Look for Carson to continue to produce and show why he is the Seahawks number one running back.
San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde had a bit of a scare in week three missing almost the entire first half with a hip injury. He would return and produce 94 total yards in two touchdowns for a total of 21.40 fantasy points. Hyde has been one of the best running backs in fantasy so far this season. He is averaging over 14 fantasy points per game. Look for him to continue to produces as the 49ers number one running back and in week four against divisional opponent Arizona Cardinals whose defense has struggle so far this season. Hyde should produce solid running back one production in week four.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker has finally broken out after being a breakout candidate for the last three seasons. Who would have thought all it took for Parker to break out was to have Jay Cutler as his starting quarterback. Parker has averaged over 80 yards in his first two games this season with Cutler at quarterback. His solid production should carry over into week four as he is going up against the New Orleans Saints, a generous defense to wide receivers so far this season. In a game with two solid offenses the game should be a high scoring shootout look for Parker too continue to produce in week four.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been a solid wide receiver two for fantasy owners so far this season. He is coming off back to back solid games and is averaging eight fantasy points per game so far this season. In week four he is going up against the Los Angeles Chargers who have lost their number one cornerback to a season ending injury. Look for Jeffrey to continue his solid production and continue to post wide receiver two production.
Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay has been the most productive and consistent past catcher for the Buffalo Bills so far the season. Clay is averaging seven fantasy points per game through the first three games of the season. In week four he is going up against the Atlanta Falcons, a solid match up for tight ends so far this season. With the other pass catchers in Buffalo struggling look for clay to continue solid production.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been one of the best and most consistent tight ends in fantasy so far this season. He is averaging over nine fantasy points per game this season. His next match up is against the Los Angeles Chargers who have been a solid match up for tight ends so far this season.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had a very rough start to the 2017 season. Newton is averaging 11 fantasy points per game and is yet to score over 13 fantasy points in a game through three weeks. He has also lost several of his key play makers to injuries. In week four he is going up against the New England Patriots. The Patriots have given up a decent amount a fantasy points of quarterbacks but with the struggles that Newton is having fantasy owner should look elsewhere for their starting quarterback in week four.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been a decent quarterback one as he averaged 19 fantasy points in his first two games of the season. In week three, however, Carr had a disappointing five point performance facing the Washington Redskins. Now in week four he is going up against a tough Denver Broncos defense who have one of the best defenses in the NFL and the causation for quarterback nightmares.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers is coming off a disappointing week three where he totaled only 15 yards. Rodgers had a solid week two but now the Buccaneers are starting to use more of a committee approach with their running backs, limiting Rogers opportunities. The Buccaneers have a tough match up against the Minnesota Vikings this week making Rodgers a risky flex play.
Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore continues to defy father time and produce fantasy points. In week four however Gore has a tough match up against the legion of boom and the Seattle Seahawks front seven; a defense torched by the Tennessee Titans running backs last week. However, with a struggling offense and a new quarterback the Colts could struggle, limiting Gore’s fantasy production. He is a risky flex play at best in week four.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has struggled so far this season. Like similar years he has struggled to find the end zone and is losing red zone targets to fellow wide receiver Michael Crabtree. He is coming off a down week three where he was held to half a fantasy points. Things will not get any easier for Cooper in week four as he goes up against one of the best NFL defenses in the Denver Broncos.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has been one of the bigger disappointment of the early 2017 season. Pryor has yet to find the end zone or total over 70 receiving yards. He is coming off a disappointing week three where he totaled only two fantasy points. In a tough week four match up against the Kansas City Chiefs. Pryor should remain on fantasy owners benches till he can prove that he can produce fantasy points.
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has not been able to consistently produce solid fantasy numbers so far this season. He has had one touchdown this season and has dropped several wide open passes. With all the injuries to the tight end position lately, Ebron is a boom or bust play for fantasy owners in week four against divisional opponent the Minnesota Vikings.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had a huge impact week one and finished as the number one tight end in fantasy. Since then he has disappeared and totaled 16 yards in the last two games. Cooper is a risky play in week four against a solid Buffalo Bills defense.