NFL Fantasy Sleepers Week Four

NFL Fantasy Sleepers Week Four
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
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September 28th 2022 - 07:48 PM

We’re almost a quarter way through the NFL season, which means we’re more than a quarter way through the fantasy season–so wins are becoming valuable. As each week passes, it seems like more and more players get injured, so weekly sleepers become more important. And because of the importance of these weekly sleepers, I feel compelled to apologize. I had an awful week last week. Here were my picks:

QB: Joe Flacco, 5 points

QB: Jared Goff, 15 points

RB: Darrel Williams, 1 points

RB: Zander Horvath, 0 points

WR: Jakobi Meyers, 0 points

WR: DeAndre Carter, 4 points

If it wasn’t for Jared Goff, I’d be sitting on a fat ol’ goose egg right now. I’ll call it as I see it–my backs against the wall here. I have to go wild in week four, and I’m going to double down–if my picks don’t average 10 points each, I’ll eat my column. Now I’m not sure how possible that is considering this is a blog post, but I’m a man of my word–so I can figure it out. 

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Now, let’s get down to business.

Quarterbacks

Matt Ryan (Owned in 33% of leagues)

As much as this pains me, I have to put Matt Ryan as my #1 QB sleeper. The Colts are coming off of a huge win in week three against the Chiefs, so the momentum is already flowing Matty Ice’s way. Now they’ll be staying at home in week four to take on the Titans, who have given up the sixth most points to opposing quarterbacks all season. Ryan has absolutely no power left in his arm, and he looks about as mobile as Eli Manning did in his closing games–but with my back against the wall, I’m compelled to ride the hot hand. 

Marcus Mariota (Owned in 22% of leagues)

Mariota has now thrown for 200+ yards and scored 1+ rushing touchdowns in two of his three games on the season. Add on his three passing touchdowns on the season and Mariota has compiled a more than decent fantasy season so far. He is currently the 13th highest scoring fantasy QB, and will be taking on the Browns at home in week four. The Browns have given up the following point totals to opposing QBs so far this season: 

  • Baker Mayfield (19.00pts)

  • Joe Flacco (26.88 pts)

  • Mitch Trubisky (14.98 pts)

Running backs

Craig Reynolds (Owned in 2% of leagues)

I’m going to start this off by saying that sleeper running backs are impossible to give out this year. That said, Reynolds could be looking at double-digit touches in week four due to De’Andrew Swift’s injury, and the Lions will be taking on the Seahawks at home in week four, who have been giving up almost five yards per carry to opposing running backs. 

J.D. McKissic (Owned in 27% of leagues)

While McKissic is not the primary running back in Washington, he is the primary receiving back–so this pick should be particularly exciting for PPR players. McKissic had six catches in week three and seven in week two, so he has definitely outed himself as one of Wentz’s favorite targets–so a 6 catch game for 50 yards is not out of the realm of possibility. 

Wide Receivers

Zay Jones (Owned in 27% of leagues)

There’s no one hotter than the Jacksonville Jaguars right now, and Zay Jones is a big reason for that. He was targeted 11 times with 10 receptions in the Jags week three win over the Chargers, and he totaled 85 yards with a touchdown as well. He’s become one of Trevor Lawrence's favorite receivers and is the definite #2 in Jacksonville. They’ll be taking on the Eagles in Week Four, who have been particularly susceptible to the pass all season. 

Corey Davis (Owned in 26% of leagues)

With Zach Wilson making his debut, I see the Jets going pass heavy here in week four. It doesn’t matter how well Wilson plays either–if Davis can get his 8 catches in for 80 or so yards, this is a great play. The Steelers’ defense has given up 181 yards per game to opposing wide receivers so far this season, which is ninth-highest in the league. A #1 receiver has yet to score less than 10 points in a game against the Steelers so far this season, so I expect Corey Davis to keep that trend going.

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