Fantasy Football: Week 4 Studs and Duds
Wow what a week this was. Before getting into Fantasy I want to say my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the Las Vegas mass shooting. There are some really sick and twisted individuals in this world.
Now on a lighter note, how about that rookie QB Deshaun Watson!!! I mentioned Watson last week in my Studs and Duds, and wow did he not disappoint. I hope everyone who read my last article picked him up and started him because I surely did! Okay enough boasting, lets get into my week 4 Studs and Duds.
Deshaun Watson, QB Houston Texans: 307 total yards, 5 total touchdowns, 33.7 fantasy points. Do I need to say more? As I said last week Watson will finish as a top 10 fantasy QB and is a must own in all leagues.
Bilal Powell, RB New York Jets: Powell is currently the only fantasy player on the Jets I trust right now. In week 4 he ran with a purpose. With Matt Forte out, Powell is into RB2 consideration. The Forte situation is worth monitoring, but with 163 yards and a touchdown Powell gets to be my week 4 Stud RB.
Devin Funchess, WR Carolina Panthers: Funchess took advantage of Greg Olsen’s absence in Carolina’s week 4 shocker over the Pats. I think the Panthers offense is getting on the right track and Funchess should be a big part of that in the future. He should be owned in at least all PPR leagues.
Cameron Brate, TE Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brate had a pretty good week 4 with 80 yards and a TD. He lands on my studs list because hes surprisingly not owned in a lot of leagues. I think his role in the Tampa Bay offense means he deserves to be owned in all leagues and given low TE1 high TE2 fantasy relevance.
Matt Ryan, QB Atlanta Falcons: Matty Ice did not look great in week 4. With 3 turnovers and only 8.5 fantasy points, Ryan deserves to be on the week 4 Duds list. I honestly think he might be worth trying to trade for. You can probably get him at a low cost (he’s the 21st ranked QB) and I think he turns this abysmal season around.
Isaiah Crowell, RB Cleveland Browns: Crowell has been terrible so far this year, much like the Browns. This guy was drafted way too high and I wouldn’t consider dropping him just yet, but he is staying on my bench.
Amari Cooper, WR Oakland Raiders: Cooper has 3 catches in the last 2 weeks and with Derek Carr out for a bit with a back injury, I think he is a high risk high reward play every week. Cooper’s lack of consistency lands him a spot on the Duds list this week.
Jordan Reed, TE Washington Redskins: Reed has been battling injuries and hasn’t found the end zone yet this year. After a crappy week 4 he deserves to be on the Duds list, however I believe he turns his fantasy year around and isn’t worth dropping yet.
Written By: Jon Tetreault ( @jtetreault13)