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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31921771 Dud - Maurice Jones-Drew vs. IND Dud+-+Maurice+Jones-Drew+vs.+IND Fantasy Football

When the opposing defense knows your starting quarterback is going to make mistakes, they will load up the box and stop your top runner.  So, even with the Colts ranked 26th against the rush (126 yards allowed per game), MJD had a long day at the home office in Week 4.  He finished with a season-low 23 yards on 13 carries with no scores.  Josh Freeman and Chad Henne are both better options than Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.  - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31921770 Dud - Rice, Pierce vs. BUF Dud+-+Rice%2C+Pierce+vs.++BUF Fantasy Football

Against the 30th-ranked rush defense of the Bills, Ray Rice (hip) and Bernard Pierce combined for 24 rush yards and no touchdowns.  Joe Flacco threw five interceptions.  Buffalo won.  Torrey Smith (22.6 fantasy points) hogged all the yardage - five receptions for 166 yards.  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31921769 Dud - Jared Cook vs. SF Dud+-+Jared+Cook+vs.+SF Fantasy Football

The Rams' tight end posted 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Cardinals.  In the three games since, he has 99 receiving yards with no touchdowns.  St. Louis' offense is in complete shambles. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31921768 Stud - Greg Jennings vs. PIT Stud+-+Greg+Jennings+vs.+PIT Fantasy Football

Greg Jennings' relocation to Minnesota came with mixed reviews among fantasy football pundits.  That was mainly due to the downgrade at quarterback from Aaron Rodgers to Christian Ponder.  But who would have guessed that Matt Cassel and a trans-Atlantic flight would lift Jennings back to Packer-esque fantasy production.  He caught three balls for 92 yards with two touchdowns against the Steelers.  However, the four targets are concerning. - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923731 Stud - Danny Woodhead vs. DAL Stud+-+Danny+Woodhead+vs.+DAL Fantasy Football

For the second game in a row, Woodhead racked up 50-plus receiving yards and 30-plus rushing yards.  However, for the first time this season he found the end zone.  It just so happens he caught two touchdowns via Philip Rivers downfield.  These weren't those little swing passes out of the backfield.  Woodhead's fantasy stock has reached FLEX appeal and could be counted on as Ryan Mathews' fantasy football value continues to tank ... again. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923730 Stud - Le'Veon Bell vs. MIN Stud+-+Le%27Veon+Bell+vs.+MIN Fantasy Football

As expected, we witnessed a changing of the Steelers' backfield guard in Week 4.  After dealing with a less-serious version of the dreaded Lisfranc injury, Bell returned and finished with 84 total yards with two touchdowns (20.4 FP) in his NFL debut.  That's the good news.  The bad news, Steelers are on bye Week 4. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923729 Stud - Garrett Graham vs. SEA Stud+-+Garrett+Graham+vs.+SEA Fantasy Football

Owen Daniels' fantasy football owners know all about a young man named Joel Dreessen.  He was the guy with the double "E" double "S" double pain in the a$$ as a tight end vulture on Sundays.  Last season, Dreessen moved on to play for the Broncos and it seemed the coast was clear for Daniels.  Not so fast.  Enter Garrett Graham, and check out these efficient stats through the first four games: 12 receptions with three touchdowns (16 targets).  He scored his third touchdown in Week 4 against, of all teams, the Seahawks (12.9 fantasy points). - Ryan Fowler


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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923728 Stud - Jordan Cameron vs. CIN Stud+-+Jordan+Cameron+vs.+CIN Fantasy Football

Cameron was targeted 13 times in Week 1, seven times Week 2, 11 times Week 3 and 12 more times in Week 4 against the Bengals.  So, he's actually been targeted more often with Brian Hoyer at quarterback than Brandon Weeden.  Cameron is receiving praise and comparisons to Jimmy Graham 2.0 through the first four games.  With 10 more receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals (5 TDs in 2013), those comparisons will become more and more common. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923727 Stud - Sean McGrath vs. NYG Stud+-+Sean+McGrath+vs.+NYG Fantasy Football

The year of the fantasy tight end continued in Week 4 with guys like Sean McGrath and his Brett Keisel-approved beard-nest producing for the Chiefs.  With no Anthony Fasano or Travis Kelce available the third-stringer stepped up for a career-high five receptions on five targets for 64 yards and a touchdown.  Oh, and @SasMan25 (Jake) started him this week!  - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Fantasy Football Week 4 Studs Duds 31923726 Can Manning be stopped? Can+Manning+be+stopped%3F Fantasy Football

The crooked numbers are starting to add up for Peyton Manning and his fantasy owners.  With four more touchdowns against the Eagles, he has 16 and no interceptions this season.  He stands alone with an NFL record 16 touchdown passes in the first four games.  Manning and the legendary Milt Plum (1960 - Browns) are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw that many touchdowns without an interception.  The 37.1 fantasy points are the second-most he's scored in a game this season. - Ryan Fowler


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