Not like we must be stunned, however we have seen numerous busts already in the course of the 2021 season. Some have struggled all season lengthy, whereas different appear to attend till you insert them in your lineup earlier than laying an egg. We’re right here to assist with our Week 4 fantasy busts so you do not take a close to zero in your beginning lineup. Whether or not the final hype round a participant has gotten too excessive or somebody on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble has a tricky matchup, there are a selection of causes disappointments can occur. This week Chuba Hubbard and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine had been sizzling names on waivers however have some purple flags that house owners is perhaps overlooking.
Even the highest studs can bust, however we won’t realistically sit these gamers. It is simple to say the Patriots are robust towards vast receivers, so anticipate lower than normal from Mike Evans and Chris Godwin — however who of their proper thoughts goes to bench these guys until you are in a six-team league? As an alternative, we’ve to search out guys on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble who might really be candidates to journey the pine this week. As all the time, do not bench any of our picks in case you clearly don’t have any higher choices, however pay attention to the potential for a down week and discover your choices.
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For final week, we get an A-plus for figuring out Justin Fields, Sony Michel, Will Fuller, Robert Tonyan, and the Washington protection as busts. The place did we go mistaken, although? D’Andre Swift appears to be like virtually matchup-proof in PPR, so we missed there. The identical is perhaps true for Derek Carr, who we additionally thought was due for a regression. Tyler Higbee had an honest recreation, and Tom Brady ended up with a pleasant fantasy day as a result of quantity and a dashing rating. Will we get some credit score there for the gutsy name, although? Nah, in all probability not.
WEEK 4 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Total, our busts have been extra on level than our sleeper picks, and we’re again once more to determine who would possibly wrestle in Week 4.
Week 4 Fantasy Busts: Operating backs
Damien Harris, Patriots vs. Buccaneers (Jackson Sparks). Harris hasn’t gotten a workhorse load since he fumbled in Week 1, and even with all of Tampa Bay’s defensive struggles, they’ve nonetheless been shutting down the run. Harris would not current a lot of a risk within the receiving recreation, so even with James White out indefinitely, Harris will not get a lot utilization via the air. That stated, his ground and ceiling are very low. A goal-line landing is all that may save his day right here.
Myles Gaskin, Dolphins vs. Colts (Vinnie Iyer). Malcolm Brown is getting some beginning consideration for his totally different ability set, and anticipate Salvon Ahmed to get some possibilities quickly, too. The matchup can also be meh.
Chuba Hubbard, Panthers @ Cowboys (Matt Lutovsky). Hubbard goes to get his touches, which is half the battle, however the Cowboys’ protection has been much better than anticipated, particularly towards RBs. Austin Ekeler had a very good day receiving towards them in Week 2, however that is normal for him. The Bucs and Eagles’ backs had been shut down on the bottom and thru the air, and Hubbard might discover himself in an identical scenario. Plus, Royce Freeman might wind up stealing extra snaps than most suppose.
WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Quarterbacks
Sam Darnold, Panthers @ Cowboys (Sparks). Darnold has been the sleeper of the season sitting at QB12, however he’ll be with out Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) for a couple of weeks. The stress might be on him to ship with out his security blanket, and the Cowboys’ protection appears to be like legitimately strong after getting torched by the Buccaneers in Week 1.
Derek Carr, Raiders at Chargers (Iyer). It’s slowing down sooner or later, and Monday night time on the highway towards a more durable move protection beneath Brandon Staley is the time. Las Vegas might be a greater wager for achievement within the working recreation.
Ryan Tannehill, Titans @ Jets (Lutovsky). This appears to be like like an excellent matchup at first blush, however Tannehill’s high receiver (A.J. Brown) is probably going out, and the Jets surprisingly are permitting the second-fewest fantasy factors per recreation (FPPG) to QBs this 12 months. Seems if you’re as dangerous because the Jets, groups merely don’t have to move towards you. Tannehill might have an honest day, nevertheless it’s Derrick Henry who figures to be the winner right here.
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Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Broad receivers
Cole Beasley, Payments vs. Texans (Sparks). Beasley as soon as once more appears to be like like a PPR machine, however his fantasy factors come from quantity. If this recreation is a blowout, Josh Allen will not try a ton of passes, and Beasley might see a quiet day after the primary half. It is essential to recollect dangerous groups aren’t all the time an excellent matchup as a result of the potential for a one-sided recreation.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Titans vs. Jets (Iyer). Due to accidents for A.J. Brown (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), he is perhaps the highest wideout for Ryan Tannehill towards New York, however Tennessee received’t be throwing a lot and the hosts’ corners are literally enjoying fairly darn properly.
Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney, Giants @ Saints (Lutovsky). It’s straightforward to suppose Golladay and Toney shine with Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Sterling Shepard (hamstring) hurting, however Golladay (hip) is dinged up himself and Toney has performed nothing this 12 months. Collin Johnson really led the Giants in targets final week, Evan Engram is again, and Saquon Barkley is commanding loads of touches. The Saints are additionally a a lot more durable protection than Atlanta. This might be a nasty all-around offensive day for New York’s wideouts.
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Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Busts: Tight ends
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Colts (Sparks). Gesecki had his finest recreation of the season towards the Raiders, catching 10-of-12 targets for 86 yards. Nonetheless, regardless of the Colts not being pretty much as good as anticipated on protection, they have been among the many high half of the league towards tight ends. Total, this offense is simply dangerous with Jacoby Brissett on the helm, so all Dolphins are bust candidates this week. The Colts’ protection often heats up because the season progresses.
Robert Tonyan, Packers vs. Steelers (Iyer). His TD-dependent, low quantity methods have gotten a priority, as now different receivers are properly concerned past Davante Adams.
Dalton Schultz, Cowboys vs. Panthers (Lutovsky). Schultz has a giant Week 3, however we’ve already seen him disappear one week and present up the following. Whereas we like his total outlook for the season, we’re not excessive on him towards a Panthers protection that’s allowed the fifth-fewest FPPG to TEs this 12 months.
Week 4 Fantasy Busts: Defenses
Carolina Panthers @ Cowboys (Sparks). The Panthers have been one of many high defensive items this season, however they’ve confronted Zach Wilson, Jameis Winston, and Davis Mills. Dak Prescott would be the finest quarterback they’ve seen, and it is not even shut. It would not assist that cornerback Jaycee Horn (foot) will out of the sport, too.
Washington Soccer Crew vs. Falcons (Iyer). It’s unbelievable how poorly they’re enjoying with questionable effort and shaky self-discipline all around the subject. They might get proper towards the Falcons however appear extra more likely to fall additional into irrelevance.
Denver Broncos vs. Ravens (Lutovsky). The Broncos have been nice this 12 months, nevertheless it’s not overly troublesome to place up fantasy factors towards the Giants, Jaguars, and Jets. The Ravens are a distinct animal, and Denver is destined to disappoint.