Fantasy Football Love/Hate Week 4
September 28, 2017
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Dear readers, we are sorry for last week. We absolutely whiffed on some predictions, Cam Newton and Travis Kelce for example were loves last week. We still went 6/14 and gave you some absolute gems like loving Deshone Kizer and hating LeSean McCoy. You are welcome. Matthew Berry, for reference went 10/21 last week and loved Jack Doyle and hated Jordan Howard. Yikes.
Our picks this week are money. Here is who you should and shouldn’t be starting in fantasy this week. You are welcome.
Quarterbacks we love:
Coming off a hot 400 yard 4 touchdown week, look for Russell to keep it going against a weak Colts defense. With new young receivers like Paul Richardson stepping up we love Wilson as a top 3 QB play this week. 25 points
This matchup versus the Dolphins will be all Saints, and Drew Brees is going to benefit from that. The Dolphins made the Jets look like they have an actual offense last week and the Saints don’t have much of a rushing attack. That will lead to a dominant week by Brees. 23 points.
Quarterbacks we hate:
Against the mediocre Washington secondary, Carr played one of the worst games of his career. Now, he has to match up against the stingiest secondary in the NFL. The physical Broncos corners will completely shut down Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper, and as long as Von Miller keeps his savageness to himself, Marquette King will find himself getting a lot of playing time. 7 points.
Yes, Jacoby Brissett played an impressive game last week, putting up 27.8 points versus the Browns. The Seahawks are not the Browns and not even close. Expect the rookie to struggle versus the Legion of Boom. 4 points.
Running Backs we love:
This is his week. If you sold low on him, your loss because the proven running back is going to hit his stride in this one. The Ravens haven’t faced a real offense yet and the Steelers will bounce back behind a great outing by Le’Veon. 22 points.
The Seahawks are going to make the Colts look stupid on Sunday Night. After taking an early lead, Pete Carroll is going to turn to his young power back to run the clock and ice the game. Expect plenty of carries for the rookie. 16 points.
Running Backs we hate:
This is the week the Rams offense crashes back down to earth. After a hot start, this Cowboys defense is going to cool them down. Gurley will get his touches, but we don’t see him being efficient whatsoever, especially with the Rams playing from behind like we expect. 6 points.
Jordan Howard is coming off a great week, but he’s not what he was last year. The Bears are going to be down early against the Packers and will need to pass the ball, meaning more Tarik Cohen. Also, Thursday Night Football is usually bad news for running backs. 11 points.
Wide Receivers we love:
The Colts have a terrible defense that cannot shut down top receivers like Baldwin. Russell Wilson is an elite quarterback who will provide Baldwin with plenty of targets in this terrible Sunday Night matchup. 20 points.
It seems as though Cooks and Brady are finally on the same page after last week’s terrific performance. The Carolina secondary proved to be vulnerable last week against the Saints, and you can trust Tom Brady to expose any weakness he may see. 14 points.
Wide Receivers we hate:
Pryor has been absolutely irrelevant this season lining up for the Redskins, and we don’t expect him to start catching footballs this week against Marcus Peters and the Chiefs. In fact, we don’t expect him to start at all this season. Try to get rid of him while you still can. 3 points.
Coming off a great week versus the Rams, Garcon is starting to look like a legit RB2. This week against the Cardinals, however, Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson are going to slow down the 49ers passing attack. His lack of Red zone targets is also concerning. 6 points.
Tight End we love:
Clay has caught a touchdown in two of his three games so far this year, and is Tyrod Taylor’s clear cut favorite red zone target. Against a decent Atlanta defense, the Bills will find a way to get in the end zone, and it will be Clay. Expect him to get 50 yards and another touchdown. 11 points.
Tight End we hate:
Coming off a decent outing last week, Ebron has an extremely tough matchup at Minnesota. I don’t expect him to do anything, and catch no more than 3 balls. 3 points
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