We are now entering Week 4 of the Fantasy Football season!
You’ve probably experienced a mixed bag of results so far this season. If you drafted Andrew Luck in Round 2, you’re probably regretting it. If you drafted Latavius Murray in Round 4, you’re probably loving life right now.
There’s also been a handful of disappointments. In general, the offense for the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts has not lived up to the hype.
Looking at some of the game previews for Week 4, I believe that this is going to be a low-scoring week for most Fantasy teams. There are some really tight match-ups and there aren’t any locks.
Let’s jump right into the game previews for Week 4!
Week 4 Fantasy Football Matchups
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins
— NFL UK (@nfl_uk) October 1, 2015
Doesn’t it suck to wake up early on Sunday and wait until kickoff finally starts? The Fantasy Football community gets lucky in Week 4!
The Dolphins have not lived up to their preseason hype, starting the season 1-2. Ryan Tannehill threw three interceptions against the Buffalo Bills, and the Jets aren’t going to be a cake walk either.
Despite being listed as active, Chris Ivory burned a lot of owners when he didn’t even see a carry in Week 3. With a short turnaround, he might be limited even if he does get on the field in Week 4. Look for the Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Marshall connection to continue to reign supreme.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts
This seems like a trap game if there ever was one. The Colts were supposed to release their rage against the Tennessee Titans, but they barely squeaked by with a victory. With Chuck Pagano’s head on the chopping block, he should start to get Donte Moncrief more involved over Andre Johnson.
You probably only own three players from Jacksonville: Allen Robinson, T.J. Yeldon or Julius Thomas. Will we see the Robinson who hauled in 155 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 2, or the Robinson who only received garbage-time points in Week 3?
New York Giants vs. Buffalo Bills
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 30, 2015
The Bills are favored to win this game by 6.5 points. With Sammy Watkins potentially missing this game, take a look at Charles Clay and Sammy Watkins to receive a boost in production. This will probably be a down week for the Giants’ offense.
Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Cam Newton is averaging 48 rushing yards per game. That should continue in Week 4. Mike Evans saw an insane 17 targets in Week 3, but don’t be surprised if he sees another 12-15 in Week 4. His value should be steady throughout the year with the Buccaneers playing from behind often.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
The Eagles finally found a groove with Ryan Mathews leading the rushing attack. Murray was limited in practice Wednesday, but Chip Kelly probably noticed that Mathews is his best chance at turning the ship in the right direction. Look for him to have another solid game in Week 4. Jordan Reed should continue to serve as a huge safety net for Kirk Cousins.
Oakland Raiders vs. Chicago Bears
Do you remember the last time Oakland was favored to win a game? Vegas must be down enough on Jimmy Clausen to have set the Raiders as two-point favorites. At least for Clausen, he is facing a defense that has allowed an average of 28.66 points-per-game this season.
Houston Texans vs. Atlanta Falcons
This is probably one of the more interesting matchups. Can Alfred Blue and Devonta Freeman continue their impressive performances from Week 3? Probably not, but you have to watch to find out!
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Alex Smith needs better weapons, a better o-line, and a QB ahead of him on the depth chart to be successful
— Manuél Retweet (@RyFo18) September 30, 2015
It’s basically a crap shoot to figure out who Andy Dalton is going to throw to, but if you drafted Dalton like I told you to, you wouldn’t care who he throws to. The only thing to count on for Kansas City is that Jamaal Charles will receive plenty of work as a receiver.
Cleveland Browns vs. San Diego Chargers
I’m keeping an eye to see how often tight end Gary Barnidge is targeted by Josh McCown, but that’s about it as far as Cleveland. Fantasy players are waiting to see if Keenan Allen can offer weekly consistency and if Stevie Johnson gets more involved than he was last week.
Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers
If Davante Adams can’t play in Week 4, grab all the shares you can of Randall Cobb in daily leagues. Colin Kaepernick should have more success against Green Bay than he did with the Arizona Cardinals, but don’t expect him to have another performance like he did against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals
Starts the Cardinals defense. Sit Todd Gurley. Start Larry Fitzgerald. Outside of Carson Palmer throwing a few touchdowns, there’s not too much to watch in this game.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Denver Broncos
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 1, 2015
All my shares of Charles Johnson are worthless. The Vikings just want Teddy Bridgewater to be a game manager so Adrian Peterson can run all over opposing defenses. Peyton Manning looked more comfortable against the Lions in Week 3, so let’s see if that continues with a short week of rest in Week 4. You’re giving C.J. Anderson one more week before you have to keep him on the bench.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints
Lance Dunbar should be in your lineup if you’re in a PPR league. Don’t going chasing after Joseph Randle’s Week 4 performance. This Saints’ offense does not look very good, but you have to start Brandin Cooks if you have him. Pay close attention to Drew Brees’ status as the day approaches.
Best of luck in Week 4, and make sure to share any heart-breaking losses to our SCFE Twitter account!
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