Fantasy Football: Week 4
posted Sep 27 2016, 09:25PM
story by Chris Kapel
posted in NFL, Fantasy

I want to learn Falconry

Week 3 has come and gone with some major surprises. Trevor Siemian was the week’s top QB, Marvin Jones the top WR and the top 2 RB’s both came from Atlanta. Week 3 was full of flops as well, Julio Jones, Carson Palmer, and C.J. Anderson just to name a few. Whoever picked some of these low ball studs (me!) on Draft Kings won some serious $$$.

Injuries have still depleted many fantasy teams and many fantasy teams now need  to pay closer attention to the waiver wire. Jordan Howard, Terrell Pryor and Jamison Crowder all had great weeks and were available on the wire last week.

One strategy I’ve always tried to employ is the “next week bye factor”. Your guy is on a bye this week, but what does next week look like? Who am I starting Sunday and who am I sitting? Who can I pick up Sunday morning in Week 4 that I am going to want in Week 5 that I can drop in week 4 on Sunday morning and not have to worry about the waiver wire. Now that bye weeks have begun, it’s time to start thinking beyond just this week. Week’s 9 and 11 are bye week hell for just about everyone. See who has good matchups those weeks and stash them now. Are you really going to play Kenyan Drake this week? Or is he droppable for Sam Bradford who has an excellent QB Matchup Week 9? Decisions, decisions…

I wish I would have kept the Vikings from Week 1 on, but I didn’t. I am streaming a different DST each week. Last week Miami looked great on paper. Miami ended up tied for 17th, but only 4 points from being a top-10 DST. This is why I like to stream defenses. Week in and week out, you can easily find a top 10 DST. I'm gonna get crazy and stream the Colts DST this week. I know they have a terrible secondary.... but this game is played over in London and Gus Bradley is getting fired before the plane ride home. Something about this matchup just screams to me play the Colts DST. Other options would be the Bills against the Patriots or the Jets playing Seattle. 

Onto the week 4 PPR Rankings….



1. Cam Newton

2. Drew Brees

3. Matthew Stafford

4. Andrew Luck

5. Philip Rivers

6. Carson Palmer

7. Kirk Cousins

8. Matt Ryan

9. Ben Roethlisberger

10. Derek Carr

11. Blake Bortles

12. Joe Flacco

13. Eli Manning

14. Russell Wilson

15. Brian Hoyer

16. Dak Prescott

17. Trevor Siemian

18. Andy Dalton

19. Sam Bradford

20. Alex Smith

1. Le'veon Bell

2. David Johnson 

3. Ezekiel Elliott

4. Melvin Gordon

5. Lamar Miller

6. Christine Michael

7. Legarrette Blount

8. LeSean McCoy

9. C.J. Anderson

10. Matt Forte

11. Todd Gurley

12. Mark Ingram

13. Jeremy Hill

14. Carlos Hyde

15. Isaiah Crowell

16. Demarco Murray

17. Devonta Freeman

18. Latavius Murray

19. Tevin Coleman

20. Frank Gore

21. Matt Jones

22. Gio Bernard

23. Theo Riddick

24. Jordan Howard

25. Spencer Ware

26. Dwayne Washington

27. Orleans Darkwa

28. Chris Ivory

29. Duke Johnson Jr.

30. Justin Forsett

31. Charles Simms

32. Cameron Artis-Payne

33. Kenyan Drake

34. Jerick McKinnon

35. Deangelo Williams

36. Charcandrick West

37. T.J. Yeldon

38. Fozzy Whittaker

39. Alfred Morris

40. Matt Asiata


1. Antonio Brown

2. DeAndre Hopkins

3. Julio Jones

4. Odell Beckham Jr.

5. A.J. Green

6. Allen Robinson

7. Marvin Jones

8. T.Y. Hilton

9. Alshon Jeffery

10. Jarvis Landry

11. Brandin Cooks

12. Demaryius Thomas

13. Larry Fitzgerald

14. Mike Evans

15. DeSean Jackson

16. Amari Cooper

17. Dez Bryant

18. Kelvin Benjamin

19. Brandon Marshall

20. Sterling Shepard

21. Stefon Diggs

22. Michael Crabtree

23. Doug Baldwin

24. Travis Benjamin

25. Eric Decker

26. Tyrell Williams

27. Emmanuel Sanders

28. Jeremy Maclin

29. Terrelle Pryor

30. Michael Thomas

31. Devante Parker

32. Will Fuller

33. Mike Wallace

34. John Brown

35. Victor Cruz

36. Steve Smith Sr.

37. Golden Tate

38. Allen Hurns

39. Julian Edelman

40. Jamison Crowder


1. Jordan Reed

2. Greg Olsen

3. Rob Gronkowski

4. Coby Fleener

5. Dennis Pitta

6. Eric Ebron

7. Kyle Rudolph

8. Travis Kelce

9. Jimmy Graham

10. Zach Miller

11. Julius Thomas

12. Hunter Henry

13. Jacob Tamme

14. Jack Doyle

15. Jason Witten


1. Stephen Gostkowski

2. Dan Bailey

3. Justin Tucker

4. Matt Prater

5. Dustin Hopkins

6. Josh Lambo

7. JOHN BROWN (LOL)-I don’t worry about the spelling of women beaters names, you know who I mean

8. Nick Novak

9. Jason Myers

10. Steven Hauschka

11. Adam Vinatieri

12. Mike Nugent

13. Blair Walsh

14. Graham Gano

15. Matt Bryant


1. Denver

2. Seattle

3. Carolina

4. Minnesota

5. Arizona

6. Cincinnati

7. Houston

8. New England

9. Kansas City

10. L.A.

11. N.Y.J.

12. Indianapolis

13. Detroit

14. Baltimore

15. Washington

Waiver WIre Pickups:

Terrelle Pryor

Carson Wentz

Kyle Rudolph

Cole Beasley

Dustin Hopkins

Jack Doyle

Zach Miller

Eagles DST (on a Bye)

Quincy Enunwa

Matt Asiata

Love the matchups:

QB: Matt Stafford, Cam Newton, Philip Rivers

RB: Christine Michael, Le'veon Bell, Lamar Miller

WR: T.Y. Hilton, DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green

OK Matchups:

QB: Brian Hoyer, Ben Roethlisberger, Derek Carr

RB: Gio Bernard, Latavius Murray, Both ATL RBs

WR: Demaryius Thomas, Sterling Shepard, Michael Crabtree

Not so hot matchups:

QB: Jameis Winston, Matt Ryan, Blake Bortles,

RB: Spencer Ware, Theo Riddick, Miami, Cleveland and Carolina RBs

WR: Golden Tate, Jeremy Maclin, Mike Evans

Chris Kapel
I have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Toledo in Communications emphasis Journalism. Working on a Finance degree as well. You can never lear...

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