Every Tuesday, we post the “So-Called” staff’s Week 4 Rankings, which compiles the individual rankings of five different Fantasy Football writers, including myself. So this article is my view of what our staff Week 4 quarterbacks rankings looks like.
I’ll point out a few players I think are undervalued in my opinion, and a couple more that are overvalued.
Several members of our staff do the same “Rankings Reactions” articles, but with deeper looks into the group rankings at the other positions. We think you get the overall perspective, mixed with a personal touch for each position.
There were EIGHT games that eclipsed that 50-point mark, just like there were EIGHT games that totaled over 48 points last week. In Week 3, we even saw FOUR games total over 65 points! When scores are that high, it’s generally a very, very good thing for Fantasy quarterbacks.
Once again, entering Week 4, Vegas is telling us we’re going to see just two games that will total 48 points or more, but they were short in Week 1, Week 2 and Week 4, so we’re betting defenses don’t catch up for Week 4 either.
Here are the games with the highest over/under totals for Week 4, which usually means plenty of passing yards and touchdowns:
- Green Bay at San Francisco (48.5 o/u)
- Jacksonville at Indianapolis (48)
- Houston at Atlanta (47)
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Week 4 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction
Here, I detail some of the interesting spots some players ended up getting ranked, with an explanation as to why I like or dislike that player compared to our staff ranking.
Who I Like More
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City
The Red Rifle is red hot, with six touchdown passes in his past two games, and now he faces a Chiefs defense that has given up 3.33 passing touchdowns per game to start the season.
The Bengals are back and forth with their running backs, but there’s on doubt the passing game is crushing it, with WR A.J. Green and TE Tyler Eifert leading the way.
Start CINN Andy Dalton (vs KC)– Teams are throwing all over KC this year Week 1 Hoyer & Mallett Week 2 P Manning Week 3 A Rodgers (5 TDs)
— Utter Fantasy (@UtterFantasy) October 1, 2015
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston
While I do expect the Texans defense to get through the porous Falcons offensive line, I like Ryan’s chances of throwing for two touchdowns for the third game this season.
The Texans defense has allowed the fourth-most Fantasy points to QBs this year, and that’s after three games against Alex Smith, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston. Wait until they get a load of Matt Ryan!
Who I Like Less
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams
Without question, Palmer is one of the three hottest quarterbacks in the game right now, but he’s about to face a Rams defense that has been tough on quarterbacks, allowing just two touchdown passes.
I also expect the Cardinals defense to destroy this Rams offense, and Vegas believes is will be one of the lowest-scoring games of the week (42.5 over/under). Once the Cardinals get a decent lead, they’ll sit on it, taking the ball out of Palmer’s hands.
Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Dallas
Brees (shoulder) believes he’s going to play against the Cowboys this weekend, but let’s not forget he stunk it up even before he got knocked out of Week 2.
The Saints have moved to a more balanced offense, and the Cowboys have been pretty tough on opposing quarterbacks, allowing just one passing touchdown and 14.67 Fantasy points per game.
Tony Romo, Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger were the top 3 QBs in completion percentage last season. Now, for time being, all 3 on shelf.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2015
Don’t forget to check out our other position rankings reactions:
Good luck in your fourth Fantasy Football game of the season!
Hopefully, our Week 4 Quarterbacks Rankings Reaction article helped you make some good decisions for your lineups!
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