It is time to discuss Week 4 fantasy sleepers. Whether or not these guys are in your roster or sitting within the pool of free brokers, they’ve sneaky upside that will help you take house a “W” in your matchups this week. Gamers like Trey Sermon and Peyton Barber are on the start-or-sit bubble because of accidents, however given their matchups, we like their probabilities if Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) are out. The fantastic thing about in-season fantasy soccer sleepers is we have a look at them by way of a one-week lens. After all, all of our picks aren’t essentially going to be weekly studs, however they’ve good matchups or newfound alternatives that make them viable begins this week — and that is all that issues.
It is also price noting that any of our picks may bust this week. We’re taking some probabilities right here, as we do not need to say anybody too apparent. (What enjoyable is that?) You are not going to start out these guys over constant, confirmed producers, however you are in all probability not looking for fantasy sleepers in case your lineup is ready. Nonetheless, even when that is the case, our sleepers checklist may also help you discover worth in DFS, as the costs of those gamers ought to inexpensive.
WEEK 4 FANTASY: Begin ’em, sit ’em | Busts
Full disclosure: Final week was ugly for us. Our headliners Quintez Cephus and Rondale Moore had been full busts. At working again, James Conner was successful, however James White was a dud as a consequence of harm. Teddy Bridgewater, Daniel Jones, Trevor Lawrence had some unhealthy landing luck and allow us to down. The TE place as an entire has been atrocious, so there’s solely a lot we are able to do. Austin Hooper made our checklist, and though he did not go off, he did rating a landing, which is all we are able to ask for from a sleeper on the place. Our greatest choose on protection was Cincinnati, and defenses in opposition to the Steelers can be very enticing transferring ahead.
As at all times, we cannot bore anybody with apparent starters, however we’ll show you how to determine gamers on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble with good matchups or enhanced outlooks in Week 4.
WEEK 4 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Working backs
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals @ Rams (Jackson Sparks). The Rams have a powerful protection, however the recipe on offense may be feeding Edmonds within the passing recreation. That is extra of a PPR transfer, however we like Edmonds this week. He is the RB16 in PPR proper now and has been regular with round 13 fantasy factors in every contest. Final week in opposition to the Rams, Giovani Bernard caught 9 passes for 51 yards and scored a landing. Edmonds may get pleasure from related success right here even when there’s not rubbish time.
Peyton Barber, Raiders at Chargers (Vinnie Iyer). We’ll see about Josh Jacobs (toe, ankle) later this week, however Barber was getting all the important thing touches forward of Kenyan Drake in an ideal dashing matchup in opposition to Miami and L.A. presents the identical alternative on MNF.
Trey Sermon, 49ers vs. Seahawks (Matt Lutovsky). Sermon didn’t look notably good on Sunday night time, however he managed to get into the top zone and dominated backfield snaps. If Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is out once more, we should always see Sermon in an analogous position. In opposition to the Seahawks, who’re permitting by far probably the most fantasy factors per recreation (FPPG) to RBs, he ought to discover extra room to run. To be honest, Derrick Henry has quite a bit to do with the Seahawks’ RB troubles, however Alexander Mattison and Colts backs additionally put up good numbers in opposition to them. If Mitchell performs, we’ll change this choose to him, as even at lower than 100% he ought to led the staff in touches and have huge upside.
WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Sleepers: Quarterbacks
Matt Ryan, Falcons vs. Washington (Sparks). Ryan has been a fantasy bust at QB25, however Washington’s protection has additionally been a bust. What was presupposed to be one of many high models within the league has been horrific after Week 1. Daniel Jones had a good quantity of success in opposition to them, and Josh Allen completely ripped their hearts out. We have now to assume this Falcons’ passing assault will finally get on monitor, and this may very well be the right time for it to occur.
Taylor Heinicke, Washington vs. Falcons (Iyer). WFT’s protection is giving up a ton of factors. Atlanta’s protection isn’t superb. This seems like a wacky, high-scoring duel between Heinicke and Matt Ryan.
Baker Mayfield, Browns @ Vikings (Lutovsky). Mayfield is but to throw for a number of TDs in a recreation, which exhibits his ceiling in Cleveland’s run-heavy offense. He has extra upside than typical in opposition to a Vikings protection permitting the sixth-most FPPG to QBs, although. Sure, Minnesota has confronted some good QBs (Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson the previous two weeks), however Mayfield may simply have a recreation much like Joe Burrow’s efficiency in opposition to Minnesota in Week 1 (261 yards, two TDs).
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Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Sleepers: Extensive receivers
Tyler Boyd, Bengals vs. Jaguars (Sparks). If Tee Higgins (shoulder) is out for this Thursday Evening recreation, Boyd is just about a must-start. If Higgins is energetic, we nonetheless like him as a fantasy sleeper. Boyd leads the staff with 19 targets and appears to be on his strategy to one other good season in PPR leagues. We all know the Jaguars’ secondary is among the many worst within the league, and it simply traded C.J. Henderson to Carolina. Search for the whole Bengals’ passing assault to roast Jacksonville on a brief week.
Jakobi Meyers, Patriots vs. Buccaneers (Iyer). Mac Jones might want to chuck a ton, and the Bucs’ defensive again accidents have them hurting most within the slot.
Antonio Brown, Buccaneers @ Patriots (Lutovsky). This isn’t only a “revenge recreation” for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Technically, Brown was as soon as a Patriot, too, so don’t be stunned if he has an additional hop in his step on Sunday night time. He must be again from his one-week COVID layoff, and if he’s, he has as a lot upside as any of Tampa’s receivers.
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Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Sleepers: Tight ends
Pat Freiermuth, Steelers @ Packers (Sparks). Freiermuth seems like he is taken over the beginning tight finish position in Pittsburgh and has 10 complete targets on the season. He scored his first profession receiving landing final week, and the Packers’ protection is a bottom-five staff in opposition to tight ends in fantasy. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) and Diontae Johnson (knee) are each coping with accidents, and even when they’re energetic, they will not be 100%. The chance is there for the rookie.
Dawson Knox, Payments vs. Texans (Iyer). Knox is knocking on the door for a much bigger position within the passing recreation after scoring the previous two weeks, and this looks like a recreation the place he’ll get some good probabilities away from Stefon Diggs.
Cole Kmet, Bears vs. Lions (Lutovsky). Kmet can be robust to start out provided that he has simply two catches for 11 yards the previous two weeks. The Lions have been brutal in opposition to TEs, although, permitting both 78 yards or a TD to a TE in every of the primary three weeks. The Bears’ offense gained’t be as unhealthy as final week, and Kmet will quickly begin taking part in a key position.
Week 4 Fantasy Soccer Sleepers: Protection
Tennessee Titans @ Jets (Sparks). Tennessee’s protection seemed unhealthy by way of the primary two weeks of the season, however is not it potential that was only a results of dealing with Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray? They seemed a lot better in opposition to a pedestrian offense in Week 3 (Indianapolis), so why cannot it tee off in opposition to arguably the worst offense in soccer? Zach Wilson may have his justifiable share of turnovers, and Tennessee is within the high half of the league in sacks per recreation (2.3)
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jaguars (Iyer). Their draft and free company investments are beginning to repay, they usually have an superior matchup at house with the added additional emotional prime-time bump.
Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Steelers (Lutovsky). The Packers have been stable since their disastrous Week 1, posting 5 sacks and 4 takeaways. The Steelers can’t block, Large Ben can’t transfer, and the WRs can’t keep out of the coach’s room. You gotta like this house matchup for the Pack.