Week 4 Fantasy Football



By Nathaniel Yemma, Columnist, and Ryan Maker, Staff Writer

*Projected points are top 3 at each position based on standard leagues
**Game to be played in London,England
QB- Cam Newton-CAR (Projected 24.68 points) SUN 1:00 PM @ATL
      Blake Bortles-JAX (Projected 24.50 points) SUN 9:30 AM vs IND**
      Andrew Luck-IND (Projected 24.36 points) SUN 9:30 AM @JAX**
RB-David Johnson-ARI (Projected 16.40 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs LA
     Le’Veon Bell-PIT (Projected 16.10 points) SUN 8:30 PM vs KC
     Devonta Freeman-ATL (Projected 15.60 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs CAR
WR- Julio Jones-ATL (Projected 15.70 points) SUN 1:00PM vs CAR
       Antonio Brown-PIT (Projected 15.50 points) SUN 8:30PM vs KC
       Alshon Jeffery-CHI (Projected 14.20) SUN 1:00PM vs DET
TE- Greg Olsen-CAR (Projected 12.10 points) SUN 1:00 PM @ATL
      Gary Barnidge-CLE (Projected 10.80 points) SUN 1:00 PM @WSH
      Julius Thomas- JAX (Projected 10.40 points) SUN 9:30 AM vs IND**
   K- Phil Dawson-SF (Projected 14.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs DAL
   Dustin Hopkins-WSH (Projected 12.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs CLE
   Josh Lambo-SD (Projected 12.00 points) SUN 4:25 PM vs NO
DEF-Atlanta Falcons- (Projected 14.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs CAR
       Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (Projected 13.00 points) SUN 4:05 vs DEN
       Washington Redskins- (Projected 13.00 points) SUN 1:00 PM vs CLE


Waiver Wire Targets for week 4:

Christine Michael RB, Seattle Seahawks

Most owners gave up on Michael recently, but after his superb game last week (20 carries, 106 yards and two touchdowns) Michael has certainly earned a lot more touches and the starting RB position with Thomas Rawls (shin) to miss the next several weeks. He might lose carries when Rawls returns from injury but until then he’s a must add.

Jerick McKinnon RB, Minnesota Vikings

Jerick McKinnon is the lead back with Adrian Peterson out for awhile with a torn Meniscus. McKinnon last Sunday against the Panthers out snapped (36 to 17), out touched (17 to 7), and outgained (47 to 19) Matt Asiata the other running back that was expected to have a role with Peterson sidelined for a while. McKinnon is the clear choice for now.

Eric Ebron TE, Detroit Lions

Ebron has been one of the steadiest fantasy scorers among all the tight ends so far, averaging a very solid 7.6 fantasy points per game. Ebron is battling an ankle injury, but played through it Sunday against the Packers and saw eight targets, bringing in five for 69 yards. He is a relatively safe floor play each week. He’s also a solid red-zone target given his 6 foot 4 height, giving him added upside when the Lions are in the red zone. He’s a weekly play at this point as long as he can stay healthy.

Trevor Siemian QB, Denver Broncos

Siemian looked to be hurting rather than helping the Broncos passing game through the first two weeks of the season, averaging a pedestrian 216.5 passing yards per game, with one touchdown and two interceptions. That changed in Week 3 when the Bengals dared Siemian to challenge them deep and he didn’t disappoint with a 312-yards and four touchdowns. This week he’s facing a Bucs defense that just gave up 190 yards and two touchdowns to Case Keenum and the Rams wide receivers.