Well Rush Nation, I nailed all the sits in the starts and sits column last week. However I did miss on some starts, with Minshew and MVS being the big misses. But overall a positive week that brought me a lot of W’s. I hope you jumped on the bandwagon and got some W’s also in the quest for some ‘ships!
As for Week Four coming up, thankfully there was less injuries than last week to consider. However, there are some injuries to consider.
However, here are my Week Four Starts and Sits for you to consider for your lineups in Week Four.
You would normally look at matchups between a 1-2 team playing at home to a 3-0 would normally not be thinking that this a great start in a starts and sits column. However, these are the games that Ryan Fitzmagic lives for. Also, the Seattle defense does not look like it can stop anything. Seattle will win this game, but I expect Fitzpatrick to really ball out this week.
Jared Goff is a streaky QB. He nearly pulled off the impossible in an impressive comeback that full just short against Buffalo. However, plenty of positives for Goff and he gets to play the truly awful New York Giants this week. Expect Goff to put up top 8 numbers this week. A must start for this weeks starts and sits.
It’s been a rough start for Gordon, mostly due to the schedule. However, with the schedule moving towards some easier games, starting this week against the hapless New York Jets. Gordon won’t have any competition for touches and Denver look set to start their 3rd Quarterback of the season. Pile on Gordon as he could even reach the dizzy heights of an RB1 this week.
Mike Davis put up a top 10 Running Back performance last week. It is clear that the playbook, regardless of who is in the backfield, will have the Running Back involved a great deal. Adrian Peterson ran all over the Cardinals last week and Davis can hurt them in the passing and running game. I expect him to land in the paydirt this week and cap off a solid RB2 performance this week.
Lazard had a career day last week vs the Saints and this week he gets one of the worst defenses in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons. If Adams doesn’t start, Lazard could have a WR1 day. However, if not, he is still going to be a solid WR3 with WR2 upside as the Falcons just can’t seem to cover anyone in the 4th Quarter of games.
Tyler Boyd is Joe Burrow’s go to guy. And the Bengals are passing on over 70% of plays right now. Boyd has the luxury of taking advantage of the Jaguars secondary who have very little experience. Expect Boyd to put up WR2 numbers this week as the Bengals look to get their first win.
Hurst had found the end zone in back to back weeks. However, this week will be his greatest opportunity to be a TE1 with potentially no Julio Jones and no Russell Gage. Expect Hurst to get a lot of targets.
The New Orleans Saints are giving up the most Fantasy Football points to Tight Ends through three weeks. The Saints have given up 50 Fantasy Points this season, which is an average of 16.7 points per game. Hockenson faces them this week, so load up!
Wentz has an adjusted yards per average of just 4.0! Wentz has really failed to perform in the air against Washington and now Cincinnati. As a result, as the schedule gets more difficult, you just cannot trust him to produce. Whilst Pederson isn’t ready to bench him just yet, you should be.
We just watched the Chiefs bottle up Lamar Jackson on Monday Night Football and as a result, I don’t like Cam’s chances of ending up as a QB1. As a result, if you have an option like a Goff on your bench, then switch them this week.
This is not the week to get cute with Kelley. He faces the Buccaneers this week, who are proving once again they are the best rushing defense in the NFL. Ekeler is an arrow down but Kelley is an avoid at all costs this week.
You will find it hard to find a bigger fan of Antonio Gibson than me. However, this is not the week to be playing him. Against the Ravens, who are looking to bounce back from defeat on Monday Night Football, this is one I would avoid.
I’ve said this for a couple of weeks. However, given they are playing the Denver Broncos, who, despite the injuries they have on defense, can still stop offenses, you cannot start any Jets players. Berrios is a desperation play at best. However, don’t do it. There must be better options.
Again, whilst the Giants have weapons on offense, it’s still not a game to be playing anyone from this team. They play the Rams, who will bring the pressure. Aaron Donald will eat, Daniel Jones will turn the ball over, and the Running Backs can’t average more than 1.8 yards a carry. Darius Slayton might be the only potential starter this week. However, I am sure you will have better options.
Whilst he got more targets and was more involved last week vs. Denver, this is not a route you want to go down. Whilst the Chargers have injuries, they will have more than enough to stop Gronkowski from being fantasy relevant this week.
That will do it for this week. Thank you so much for reading. If you have any questions, then please do get in touch. However, until next week Rush Nation, and more starts and sits, Keep Rushing!
– Murf (@murf_NFL)