Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers


In anticipation of Week Four of the NFL season, let’s take at which extensive receivers fantasy soccer managers must be beginning and which wideouts they need to be sitting.

As at all times, superstars like Tyreek Hill and DeAndre Hopkins usually are not included in a begin ‘em, sit em’ column as they’re weekly should performs. However what a couple of former fantasy star, Odell Beckham Jr.? Regardless of a quiet first three video games, the Cleveland Browns wideout is value beginning this week.

Let’s have a look at OBJ’s Week Four matchup and different receivers’ fantasy outlook forward of Week 4.

WRs to Begin in Week 4

Odell Beckham Jr., Browns

Beckham Jr. has tallied simply 11 receptions for 155 yards and one landing via three contests in 2020. His low output might be attributed to the Browns’ run-first method. Baker Mayfield has tried solely 46 passes up to now two weeks, a determine that many quarterbacks attain in a single sport.

The Browns, nevertheless, might decide to throw extra in opposition to a Dallas Cowboys’ secondary that has been torn aside by opposing receivers.

Dallas has allowed a 126.6 passer ranking in protection via Week 3.

The worst within the NFL.

— PFF (@PFF) September 28, 2020

The Cowboys positioned their greatest cornerback, Chidobe Awuzie, on injured reserve earlier than final week’s sport with a hamstring ailment. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shredded the Cowboys to the tune of 5 passing TDs, typically choosing on rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs and veteran CB Daryl Worley.

With the Browns 4.5 level underdogs, they may very well be enjoying catchup late within the sport. Mayfield might be seeking to his number one possibility, Beckham Jr., if the Browns are trailing. Beckham Jr. ought to present a stable ground for fantasy soccer managers and has excessive upside in opposition to the Cowboys, who rank 28th in passing protection and 31st in fantasy factors (34.0) allowed to extensive receivers.

DeVante Parker, Dolphins

Miami Dolphins wideout DeVante Parker faces a Seahawks’ protection which ranks useless final in fantasy factors surrendered (47.9) to extensive receivers.  Parker has been comparatively quiet this season, failing to succeed in 70 yards in all three video games performed. That ought to change, nevertheless, in a matchup in opposition to a protection that has been extraordinarily straightforward for opposing receivers to take advantage of.

Russ is cookin’, however the Seahawks cross protection is getting COOKED.

1,303 cross yards allowed via Three video games is the very best complete in NFL historical past.

— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) September 28, 2020

The Dolphins are 6.5-point underdogs to the undefeated Seahawks and are anticipated to be enjoying from behind within the second half. Parker, who leads the Dolphins in targets (17), would be the main beneficiary to a pass-dominant method.

Allen Lazard, Packers

After a monster displaying on “Sunday Evening Soccer,” Allen Lazard might ship one other large efficiency in primetime in Week 4. The Inexperienced Bay Packers host the winless Atlanta Falcons on “Monday Evening Soccer” in what must be a shootout.

The Falcons have yielded 362.7 passing yards and three passing touchdowns per contest. That’s large information for Lazard, who caught six balls for 146 yards and a TD final week.


(through @NFL)

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 28, 2020

Going up in opposition to one of many worst defenses in soccer, Lazard might be closely featured if Davante Adams (hamstring) is pressured to overlook a second consecutive sport. Even when Adams is a go for Monday evening, Lazard will nonetheless get his seems to be.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has an ideal passer ranking (158.3) when concentrating on Lazard this season. That is all of the extra cause for Lazard to be fed within the passing assault.

Different fantasy soccer extensive receivers to start out: Cowboys’ CeeDee Lamb (vs. Browns), Bengals’ Tyler Boyd (vs. Jaguars), Ravens’ Marquise Brown (at Washington)

WRs to Sit in Week 4

T.Y. Hilton, Colts

T.Y. Hilton and free-agent signee Philip Rivers have but to get on the identical web page. The Indianapolis Colts extensive receiver has not reached pay filth and his season-high in receiving is merely 53 yards.

It’s arduous to think about that is the week the previous Professional Bowler returns to star kind. Hilton goes up in opposition to the Chicago Bears, who’ve but to give up a single landing to an opposing extensive receiver all season. Bears prime cornerback Kyle Fuller is predicted to shadow Hilton, making issues all of the tougher for the 30-year-old receiver.

Hold Hilton in your fantasy soccer bench in Week 4.

Darius Slayton, Giants

New York Giants extensive receiver Darius Slayton will most definitely be shadowed by Los Angeles Rams All-Professional cornerback Jalen Ramsey. With quarterback Daniel Jones struggling (two TDs, 4 interceptions) early within the 2020 marketing campaign, fantasy managers don’t have any alternative however to bench Slayton.

Anthony Miller, Bears

Chicago Bears extensive receiver Anthony Miller has reeled in simply six catches all yr, albeit two for touchdowns. He did not safe a single reception in Week 2 and may’t be trusted on a weekly foundation, largely as a result of he has not nailed down a full-time position on offense.

Miller’s snap percentages by sport are as follows: 42%, 40% and 57%. It’s not sensible to deploy a participant in fantasy who’s on the sector for roughly half of his membership’s snaps. Miller goes up in opposition to a Colts’ protection that ranks No. 1 in passing yards allowed.

Till Miller sees a drastic enhance in snap rely, let him experience the fantasy squad’s pine.

Different fantasy soccer extensive receivers to take a seat: Titans’ Corey Davis (vs. Steelers), Patriots’ N’Keal Harry (at Chiefs), Panthers’ Curtis Samuel (vs. Cardinals)

Mike Tomlin, Steelers

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