NFL Week 4 Start’em Sit’em

Start’em

QB- Philip Rivers

The Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled mightily against the pass this season. After allowing over 30 fantasy points to Andrew Luck in week 3, they will face just as good as an offense in San Diego.  Rivers has looked great this season, and will continue his stellar performance at home, against a weak defense.

QB- Ben Roethlisberger

After coming off a huge win against the Panthers, Roethlisberger and the Steelers face one of the leagues worst defenses at home against Tampa Bay. Roethlisberger should torch the Bucs secondary, and put up monster numbers.

RB- Demarco Murray

It’s only three weeks into the season, and the Cowboys have proved that they are a run first team. Murray is off to a great start, and should get plenty of carries when the Cowboys host the Saints on Sunday night.  The Saints have been average against the run, so Murray has the potential to have a big game.

RB- Alfred Morris

Morris is listed as probable and will most likely play on Thursday night. Luckily for Morris, he will be facing a Giants team who gives up over 4 yards per carry, so Morris is in store for a big game.

WR- Pierre Garcon

With Kirk Cousins under centre, the Redskins offense has taken off. Garcon is coming off an 11 catch, 138 yard game, and shouldn’t have much trouble accumulating similar stats on Thursday night, against a team that struggles against the pass.

WR- Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown should have zero problems on Sunday when the Steelers host the Buccaneers. Brown should have the same numbers that Julio Jones recently put up against the Bucs last Thursday.

TE- Delanie Walker

Regardless if Titans QB Jake Locker is able to play on Sunday, Delanie Walker will be targeted often throughout the duration of the game. The Colts have given up a substantial amount of points to opposing tight ends this year.  Walker should continue his impressive season on Sunday.

K- Dan Bailey

The Cowboys are on a roll and so is kicker Dan Bailey. Bailey has connected on 28 straight field goals, and should have plenty of opportunities against a struggling Saints defense.

DST- Chargers

Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will be making his first career start on Sunday at a tough environment in San Diego. The Chargers have quietly had a very impressive start to their season, and should dominate the Jaguars offensive line come Sunday.

Sit’em

QB- Geno Smith

After a disappointing loss on Monday night, Geno Smith and the Jets look to rebound against the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately for Smith, the Lions are coming off a game where they held Aaron Rodgers to just 162 yards passing.  Smith will struggle to find receivers and will turn the ball over throughout the game, resulting in a disappointing performance.

QB-Cam Newton

The Panthers offense had a weak showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Newton didn’t look 100% and struggled throughout the night.  The Ravens have a very physical defense, so Newton will not be making an impact in the ground game.

RB- Rashad Jennings

Jennings will have a very difficult time gaining yards on the ground Thursday night as the Redskins will host the Giants. Last Sunday, the Redskins defense held arguably the league’s top back, Lesean McCoy to 22 yards on 19 carries.  If the Giants want to win, they will have to rely on the arm of Eli Manning.

RB- Frank Gore

Although Gore and the 49ers don’t have the most difficult matchup, it would still be smart to only use Gore if you absolutely have to. The 31 year old is starting to lose snaps to rookie Carlos Hyde, and it’s only a matter of time until Hyde will take over the lead role in the back field.

WR- Dwayne Bowe

When the Chiefs will take on the Patriots on Monday night, Bowe will be paying a visit to Revis Island. Bowe has struggled since coming back from suspension.  His numbers will be very inconsistent from week to week, so it’s probably best to only use Bowe if you absolutely have to.

WR- Cecil Shorts lll

With Blake Bortles making his first career NFL start, it is hard to determine how the Jaguars offense will perform. Regardless, Cecil Shorts III will be lined up against one of the best corners in the game, Vontae Davis.  Take a wait and see approach with Blake Bortles and the Jaguars offense the next few weeks.

TE- Andrew Quarless

Andrew Quarless has an extremely difficult matchup when the Packers face the Bears at Soldier Field. In three weeks, the Bears have allowed just 105 combined yards to opposing tight ends, so don’t expect Quarless to be a big factor in the passing game.

K- Randy Bullock

Starting the season off 5-6 for field goals, Bullock is off to a decent start, but doesn’t seem to be getting the amount of opportunities as other kickers. Opponents have only kicked a combined 5 field goals against the Bills this season, so look elsewhere for a kicker for week 4.

DST- Titans

To say the least, the Tennessee Titans are struggling on both sides of the ball. To make matters worse, they will be facing a heavily powered Colts offense.  The Colts should be putting lots of points on the board, so keep the Titans defense on the bench.

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