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2016 NFL Fantasy Football Week 4: Start Em’ or Sit Em

Time for some tough decisions in Week 4.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season!

Every week, I will pick some players who I think will overachieve and underachieve based on ESPN’s weekly rankings. Please feel free to ask any lineup questions here or on Twitter.

Last week, I went 8-4 with my Overachievers and 8-4 with the Underachievers. Not bad!


  • Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco - QB 11: The Oakland Raiders’ defense is putrid. Play against them every week. With Flacco and Co. at home against Oakland, this is a great shot at topping out.
  • Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott - QB 15: The San Francisco 49ers are looking shaky after smattering the Los Angeles Rams in Week 1. With Dak’s rushing yards facing off against a soft Niners defense, he should be a top ten QB this week.
  • Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian - QB 21: The Tampa Buccaneers’ pass defense made the Rams look good. There’s much more passing offense talent on the Broncos’ roster who could pop the Bucs open in Week 4.
  • Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard - RB 19: There is no competition for carries right now. He was the bell cow in college and gets to face a weak Detroit Lions defense.
  • Carolina Panthers RB Cameron Artis Payne - RB 26: He produced last week on a limited amount of carries. I expect an uptick there and a touchdown.
  • New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa - RB 31: He is the last man standing for now in New York, so he should get at least 15 touches. Consider New Orleans a nice bye week fill-in even with a tough matchup.
  • Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin - WR 17: He had no catches last week, so I expect a motivated reaction this week in a tasty match up versus the awful Atlanta Falcons defense.
  • Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson - WR 23: Here in his free agent year, he is putting up WR2 stat. Facing the Browns this week can’t hurt.
  • Cleveland Browns WR Terrelle Pryor - WR 24: For at least one more week, he wil be the focal point of the offense with the possibility of some reps at QB.
  • Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller - TE 12: He looked to have a nice connection with starting QB Brian Hoyer last week in Jay Cutler’s absence.
  • Detroit Lions K Matt Prater -K 12: Should have plenty of opportunities in a high scoring matchup versus the Bears.
  • Baltimore Ravens - D/ST 12: The Raiders’ offense is solid, but the Ravens at home are always tough. This is a nice streamer.


  • Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer - QB 7: I think he may be done at 37 years old.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger - QB 8: Other than connecting with WR Antonio Brown, he does not look the same without his other weapons from last year.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles - QB 9: Unless the Jags go way down in games, Bortles will fall short of being a top 10 QB.
  • San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde - RB 12: He has run up some stats in garbage time, but I think the Dallas Cowboys go all out to stop him this week.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims - RB 18: I would not play any RB versus the Broncos.
  • Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray - RB 21: He is getting less than 50% of the RB snaps and looks to be out of favor.
  • Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins - WR 4: It’s not about his talent. It’s about his QB.
  • Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant - WR 11: It should be a blowout for the Boys over the Niners. They will get his fractured knee some rest.
  • Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper - WR 15: He continues to drop one big pass a week while being targeted less than fellow WR Michael Crabtree.


  • Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas - TE 7: I have little faith in the Jaguars’ pass offense.


  • Carolina Panthers K Graham Gano - K 5: I think the Panthers score all touchdowns this week.


  • Carolina Panthers - D 8: The Falcons’ offense is rolling and always play better at home.

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