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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (home vs. Los Angeles Rams) – The Rams can give up a lot of big plays and are vulnerable in the middle of the field. They even gave up a rushing TD to Brian Hoyer last week. Prescott stays hot.
Phillip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers (home vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – Rivers has had two shaky home games in a row. He’ll break that string in the third one against the Eagles.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Palmer had his first productive fantasy outing in Week 3 against Dallas with 25 fantasy points and he should be able to build off that performance this week against the 49ers. San Francisco just got beat up by Goff for 292 passing yards and three touchdowns in Week 3 and Palmer has been excellent at home.
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (away vs. Baltimore Ravens) – Big Ben did not look poised at all last week on the road against Chicago and now he’s playing in Baltimore. The Ravens will be ready.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers (away vs. New England Patriots) – Sure, the matchup looks great but how did that turn out last week? He’s just not healthy or playing well.
Aww Running Backs
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Cleveland Browns) – Cleveland has been decent against the run but Mixon will get a fed plenty of touches. The Browns have allowed a running back to score in each of the past two games with Javorius Allen and Terrance West in Week 2 and Frank Gore in Week 3.
Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks (home vs. Indianapolis Colts) – Carson should dominate backfield touches in a game where Seattle will be ahead and C.J. Prosise won’t be playing.
C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos (home vs. Oakland Raiders) – It’s not time to panic about him vs. Jamaal Charles yet. He still is getting most of the snaps and is built to be effective on the Raiders.
Naw Running Backs
Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Lynch has been a disappointment so far and it will be hard to trust him in this matchup on the road. The Broncos have yet to allow a rushing touchdown despite matchups with Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott and LeSean McCoy (Gordon scored on a reception.)
Lamar Miller, Houston Texans (home vs. Tennessee Titans) – Miller has also been disappointing this season and now been losing carries to D’Onta Foreman the past two games. He faces a Titans defense that plays well against the run so there’s a possibility that he’ll struggle again.
Aww Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. San Francisco 49ers) – Fitzgerald keeps it going in a great slot matchup.
Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (away vs. Minnesota Vikings) – While Marvin Jones Jr. occupies Xavier Rhodes, Tate will be paved for a big day in the slot.
Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans (away vs. Houston Texans) – With Corey Davis (hamstring) out in Week 4, Matthews will continue to operate as the No. 1 receiver for the Titans. He has two games this year with at least nine targets.
Naw Wide Receivers
Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – Does Pryor even play for the Redskins? Because I never see a ball come his way when I’m watching. He still looks lost in this offense and not trusted much.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (away vs. Denver Broncos) – Cooper has been awful with drops early and now draws the Broncos’ ace corners. I know it’s hard to send Amari Cooper to your bench but the Broncos shut down passing games, especially ones that do most of their damage outside the numbers.
Aww Tight Ends
Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – If Jordan Reed is playing or not, Davis would be worth a shot to play an Eric Berry-less defense.
Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings (home vs. Detroit Lions) – Here’s an interesting fact – Detroit’s defense allowed eight touchdowns and an average of almost 18 PPR (points per receptions) points to tight ends on the road last season. Rudolph’s nose for the end zone will get him there, as the Lions still can’t cover good tight ends.
Naw Tight Ends
Mercedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars (away vs. New York Jets) – Let’s not get too carried away over Lewis’s three touchdown catches last week in London and think he’ll continue doing it.
Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (away vs. Seattle Seahawks) – He has been disappointing so far and hurt his foot recently. The Seahawks are covering tight ends better than wide receivers at the moment.
Aww Team Defense
Cincinnati Bengals (away vs. Cleveland Browns) – Why not? DeShone Kizer joins Colt McCoy as one of only two Browns quarterbacks to have thrown at least three interceptions in back-to-back games over the past decade. The Bengals also get Burfict back so it makes the Bengals defense a great start this weekend.
Naw Team Defense
Buffalo Bills (away vs. Atlanta Falcons) – As much as I hate this…my Bills just don’t have enough fire in our defense to contain a high profiled offense like the Falcons.