Mind The Matchups-Fantasy Football Week 4 Aww’s And Naw’s


Aww Quarterbacks

Jacoby Brissett, Indianapolis Colts (home vs. Oakland Raiders) Don’t sleep on Brissett as he is having a pretty good start of the season with 646 passing yards, seven touchdown passes and just one interception. He’ll have another good performance at home against the Raiders.


Daniel Jones, New York Giants (home vs. Washington Redskins) – The hottest waiver wire pickup this week is making his first start at home against the Redskins. Can we get an encore?!


Case Keenum, Washington Redskins (away vs. New York Giants) – Outside of the costly turnovers last week against a tough Chicago Bears defense, Keenum still threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. All the opposing quarterbacks that faced the Giants this season had good games. Keenum should be able to keep his job this week.


Naw Quarterbacks

Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns (away vs. Baltimore Ravens) – It’s hard to trust Mayfield when he’s just averaging 13 fantasy points a week. Better days should come but not this weekend.


Tom Brady, New England Patriots (away vs. Buffalo Bills) – Here’s an interesting fact: Brady has struggled in Buffalo each of the past two years with an average of 291 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception over that span. It’ll be difficult benching him, so keep your expectations low.


Aww Running Backs

Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers (away vs. Miami Dolphins) – Take advantage of starting Ekeler this week against the Dolphins as Melvin Gordon will be returning to claim back his #1 spot in the backfield.


LeSean McCoy, Kansas City Chiefs (away vs. Detroit Lions) – Never thought McCoy would ever make the “Aww” list but if starting running back Damian Williams sit out another game due to a knee injury, McCoy should thrive and be a great flex play against the Lions.


Carlos Hyde, Houston Texans (home vs. Carolina Panthers) – Hyde has seen his carries go up and down (Week one – 10, Week two – 20, and Week three – 10). Playing at home against the Panthers, we’re hoping this is the week Hyde get 20 plus touches.


Naw Running Backs

Peyton Barber/Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (away vs. Los Angeles Rams) – This backfield is too messy to start this week on the road against the Rams. Week one, Jones had a good game. Week two, Barber did well. Last week, Jones had a great game. Could it be Barber’s turn now?


Sony Michel, New England Patriots (away vs. Buffalo Bills) – Starting fullback James Develin suffered a neck injury and is on injured reserve. Michel cannot run the ball as well without him.


Aww Wide Receivers

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (home vs. Seattle Seahawks) – The ageless wonder keeps getting it done on a weekly basis with rookie quarterback Kyler Murray targeting him 31 times in three games. He’s worth starting this weekend against the Seahawks.


Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (home vs. Washington Redskins) – Shepard was one of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’ favorite targets (seven catches/100 yards and a touchdown) last week against the Buccaneers. He should continue to put up nice fantasy numbers in a favorable matchup at home against the Redskins.


Naw Wide Receivers

Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (away vs. Chicago Bears) – I personally think Diggs will play well in Chicago this weekend but watching him only get a total of six catches for 101 yards in three games stings. The Vikings are truly a run-heavy offense.


Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears (home vs. Minnesota Vikings) – Robinson should see a heavy dose of Xavier Rhodes in this division matchup, so don’t expect big numbers.


Aww Tight Ends

Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks (away vs. Arizona Cardinals) – A must start in fantasy this week against a Cardinals defense who in three games, have been destroyed by T.J. Hockenson, Mark Andrews and Greg Olsen. Each scored over 20 plus fantasy points.


T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions (away vs. Kansas City Chiefs) – After his stellar performance against the Cardinals in week one, Hockenson has had back-to-back unforgettable games with just two catches for eight yards. This week he should turn it around against the high-powered offense of the Chiefs.


Naw Tight Ends

Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints (home vs. Dallas Cowboys) – A top seven fantasy tight end in drafts, Cook has been a huge disappointment so far through the first three games. Maybe once quarterback Drew Brees comes back from injury, he’ll be worth starting but right now, sit him against the Cowboys.


Aww Team Defense

Jacksonville Jaguars (away vs. Denver Broncos) – All eyes and headlines will be on whether or not Jalen Ramsay gets traded. Regardless, this is still a tough defense and should give the Broncos trouble.


Naw Team Defense

Dallas Cowboys (away vs. New Orleans Saints) – Even without the great Drew Brees, the Saints still play well at home which could cause a problem for the Cowboys’ defense.

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