Week 4: Fantasy Football Starts and Sits

After posting zero fantasy points in Week 2, Mike Evans was targeted 17 times in Week 3.

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QB – Andy Dalton, CIN

Kansas City was abused in front of the world on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers carved up the Chiefs defense for 333 yards and five touchdowns. So far this season, KC has allowed 10 passing TDs to opposing quarterbacks. The second-most is eight by the Chicago Bears.

Other notables: Derek Carr (OAK), Cam Newton (CAR), and Carson Palmer (ARI)

RB – Karlos Williams, BUF

In LeSean McCoy’s absence last week, Williams ran for 110 yards on 12 carries (9.2 yards per touch). Williams also scored a touchdown in his third straight game. If McCoy gets another game off, Williams will look to capitalize on his opportunities yet again.

Other notables: Thomas Rawls (SEA), Frank Gore (IND), and Jonathan Stewart (CAR)

WR – Mike Evans, TB

While I’m down on most of the Buccaneers offense this week, I’m still believing in Evans. In Week 2, he scored zero fantasy points. However, last week, Evans recorded seven catches for 101 yards on 17 targets. 17 targets! Only Julio Jones (20) and Keenan Allen (18) had more passes thrown in their direction.

Other notables: Jeremy Maclin (KC), Steve Smith Sr. (BAL), and Donte Moncrief (IND)

TE – Charles Clay, BUF

The former Dolphin had a field day against Miami in Week 3: 5 catches, 82 yards, and a TD. In fact, Clay has now scored in back-to-back games. The Giants haven’t performed well when it comes to defending the opposing TE. Dallas’ TEs scored three TDs in Week 1. Jordan Reed notched six receptions for 96 yards in Week 3. Even Jacob Tamme caught four passes for 77 yards two weeks ago.

Other notables: Martellus Bennett (CHI), Jordan Reed (WAS), and Tyler Eifert (CIN)



QB – Sam Bradford, PHI

The Washington secondary has only allowed four passing TDs in the first three games of the season. Also, Bradford has yet to throw for multiple touchdowns in a game.

Others include: Ryan Tannehill (MIA), Jameis Winston (TB), and Teddy Bridgewater (MIN)

RB – Matt Jones, WAS

After three games, the Eagles defense has been stingy against the run. They have yet to allow a rushing touchdown and no RB has been able to tally more than 80 rushing yards in a game. Last Thursday, when fantasy owners rolled the dice on Jones, it came up snake eyes. He ran for only 38 yards on 11 attempts (3.5 yards per carry) and lost a crucial fumble.

Others include: Ryan Mathews (PHI), Joique Bell (DET), and Doug Martin (TB)

WR – Golden Tate, DET

Calvin Johnson will get his stats. He’s just too dominant. However, the Seattle defense could have no problem stopping their former teammate. On Sunday night, against a tough Broncos secondary, Tate caught five passes for 57 yards. Expect about the same amount from Tate on Monday night.

Others include: Mike Wallace (MIN), Kenny Britt (STL), and Travis Benjamin (CLE)

TE – Heath Miller, PIT

Baltimore has been ruthless to opposing TEs. In the opening game to Denver, Owen Daniels caught two passes for five yards. The following week, Mychal Rivera of Oakland made five receptions, but only totaled 15 yards of offense. Tyler Eifert was electric in the first two weeks, but was shutout of the box score in Week 3 when he traveled to Baltimore. Plus, Miller could be asked to block more for Michael Vick instead of look for passes.

Others include: Jared Cook (STL), Jordan Cameron (MIA), and Josh Hill (NO)

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