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BucDad's Start 'Em/Sit 'Em for Week 4

We are 4 weeks into the season and teams are just beginning to adjust to injuries, COVID-19, and limited movement in their daily routine. This week's list is more conservative than past weeks, but these are the matchups that I see have the best outcome.


Start 'Em

Quarterback:


DeShaun Watson, HOU (Week 4 vs MIN): Unlike the the first 3 weeks of the season to where Watson had to run for his life, a matchup against the Vikings soft defense could provide for huge production.


Joe Burrow, CIN (Week 4 vs JAX): One of two quarterbacks to have consecutive 60-plus fantasy points total in their first three starts, with Patrick Mahomes being the other quarterback. A questionable Jacksonville secondary has Burrow poised to have a high fantasy output.



Running back:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (Week 4 vs NE): Favorable matchup against a Belichick-lead Patriots defense which is allowing a 94.7% catch rate to running backs so far this season.


Kenyan Drake, ARI (Week 4 @ CAR): Carolina has allowed the second-most fantasy points to backs and projected to have a breakout performance.



Wide Receivers:

Tyler Boyd, CIN (Week 4 vs JAX): Favorable matchup against a mediocre Jacksonville defense. Boyd is a solid WR2 option this week.


Will Fuller V, HOU (Week 4 vs MIN): Vikings defense is allowing 47-points per game to wideouts. Expect Fuller V to have a productive fantasy day in as your WR1 or WR2 option.


CeeDee Lamb, DAL (Week 4 vs Browns): Could be a reliable Flex option this week against a mediocre Browns secondary.


Defense:

Tampa Bay D/ST (Week 4: vs LAC): The Buccaneers defense feasted on the Broncos wounds during their week 3 matchup, wrangling up 6 sacks and 2 interceptions on the day. Austin Ekeler and the Chargers ground game had very little chance for success on the ground. Look for the young secondary to be challenged against by Kennan Allen and Co. and it'll be interesting to see if the Bucs can continue this surge of dominance.


Los Angeles Rams D/ST (Week 4 vs NYG): Look for the Rams defense to have a big day vs the Giants as QB Daniel Jones still looks lost in the sauce.



Sit

Quarterbacks:


Carson Wentz, PHI (Week 4 @ SF): Even though the 49ers offense has witnessed a rash of injuries, Wentz has still yet to prove that he is capable of rebounding from his abomination of play thus far to trust starting him.


Running backs:


Mark Ingram, BAL (Week 4 @ WSH): Sharing touches with rookie JK Dobbins make it difficult to recommend him as RB1/RB2. The matchup against an improved Washington defense lands the former Heisman Trophy running back on the bench instead of wasting your FLEX roster spot.


Austin Ekeler, LAC (Week 4 @ TB): May find limited success in the passing game out of the backfield but don't expect Ekeler to see more than 50-yards total.


Wide Receivers:

TY Hilton, IND (Week 4 @ CHI): Look for limited success as the Bears soft defense is allowing the 9th most yards to receivers.


Robby Anderson, CAR (Week 4 vs ARI): Anderson's big-play ability makes him a threat each week for opposing defense, at this point he is nothing more than a bench spot or a last-minute FLEX option.


Chris Godwin, TB (Week 4 vs LAC): Godwin will miss Tampa Bay's Week 4 matchup against the LA Chargers. This selection was made for a different league in which Godwin is still rostered in the WR1 position.


Defense:

New England D/ST (Week 4 vs KC): New England will have their hands full with Kansas City's weapons. This could potentially be a preview of this year's AFC Championship game.


Atlanta D/ST (Week 4 vs GB): No lead is safe in regards to the Falcons defense. This week's matchup is against Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers but let's be honest, even against a high school JV team, they would find a way to choke.






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