• Matthew Brosnan

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Wide Receivers


Start 'em:

DK Metcalf

Seattle Seahawks @ Miami Dolphins

DK has a favourable match up against the Dolphins struggling secondary this week. Even after his mental mistake of fumbling on the 1 yard line against the Cowboys, DK proved he's a wide receiver 1 for any fantasy team. His points have been consistently high this season and there is no reason to believe it will change on Sunday. DK has a touchdown in each of the first 3 games and is a threat in the redzone and on the deep pass.

Terry McLaurin

Washington Football Team vs Baltimore Ravens

Despite playing for Washington, Terry is one of the few bright sparks on offense, and if Haskins brings his 2nd half form into all 4 quarters Terry could be in for a big game against the Ravens. We all watched the Ravens defense get shredded on MNF and yes some of that was the genius of Mahomes. Some were blown assignments by the defensive backs of the Ravens and McLaurin will look to expoit any fragility in this area. Terry is among the league leaders in YPG and has been playing at a Pro Bowl level so far this season. McLaurin also leads the league in plays over 20 yards this season.

DeVante Parker

Miami Dolphins vs Seattle Seahawks

I think its safe to say DeVante has had a quiet start to the season, however after a big win on Thursday night the Dolphins confidence will be flowing. He's coming up against the 32nd best team against the pass in the Seahawks and its not even close. The Seahawks have given up 430 YPG and with Parker being the wide receiver 1 in Miami, he's a great choice to start.

Marquise Brown

Baltimore Ravens @ Washington Football Team

Brown through 3 games this season has been underwhelming but expect a bounce back game against the Football team. With Washington's star pass rusher Chase Young picking up an injury, Lamar should have more time in the pocket and more time to look for Brown with the deep pass. I expect a comeback game for Lamar which should lead to big fantasy points for his receivers; primarily Marquise Brown.

Sit 'em:

Robby Anderson

Carolina Panthers vs Arizona Cardinals

After a down week against the Chargers I'd leave Anderson on the bench for week 4. He appears to be WR1 in Carolina on deep routes and that is becoming obvious for opposing defenses too. Fantasy owners expected big things from Anderson when McCaffrey got injured but it seems to have hindered his points if anything. The Cardinals play the pass very well and have a secondary that could see Anderson have a quiet evening.

Calvin Ridley

Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers

Bench the WR1 in fantasy? Yes. Calvin wouldn't have gone too early in most fantasy drafts and you should have at least two other capable receivers to start instead of him. The Green Bay defense is giving up 247 YPG against the pass which is middle of the road. However the It has become clear the Falcons are not going to win football games without using the run a lot more than they have so far. The Falcons will have to run the ball to beat this Green Bay side and that means Ridley's targets will have to go down from the 10+ he's had in each of his first 3 games.

Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings @ Houston Texans

This doesn't appear to be the same Adam Thielen that we all saw in recent years, after a huge week 1 he's gone quiet and he has a bad match up this week against the Texans. The Texans rank 3rd in the NFL against the pass and 32nd against the run, so expect a big game for Dalvin Cook and a quiet one for Thielen.


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