Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 4 2011 Fantasy Advice

Did you have a good Week 3? We are now at the point where your fantasy team is clearly defined by what you have, and what you may be able to get on the waiver wire. Trades are key, but making good lineup decisions are the break between winning and losing. That's why you come here, to make good decisions, right?

Who to Start:

QB Eli Manning (NYG) vs. ARZ: He sure surprised me last Sunday with his performance against the Eagles without his top 2 wideouts, and he should feast upon a bad Arizona pass defense with big numbers, and possibly bigger rewards for his owners.

RB Tim Hightower (WSH) vs. STL: It seems that he's been a mainstay here so far this season, and there is good reason why. He's been really good. That should continue this week against a pretty poor Rams rush defense, which has been fourth worst in the league in fantasy points allowed to running backs.

WR Denarius Moore (OAK) vs. NE: He has become a very viable option in the past 2 games after his explosive performance in Buffalo in week 2, and he goes up against a New England pass defense that has been pretty dreadful in the first 3 weeks of this season, which bodes well for him.

WR DeSean Jackson (PHI) vs. SF: Despite the fact that many of his owners are starting him anyway, you have to keep on starting him despite his slow start. He should have success against a bad San Francisco pass defense this week, and Mike Vick will surely try to get the ball to him.

TE Jimmy Graham (NO) vs. JAX: With the injury to David Thomas still lingering around the Saints, and the fact that there is a favorable match-up ahead for the Saints, Jimmy Graham should be in almost everyone's starting line-up this week.

DEF Tampa Bay vs. IND MON: The Colts offense is horrendous, and going up against a better than average Tampa defense should hamper their efforts there again. This is a great start this week for you if you need one.

Who to Sit:

QB Joe Flacco (BAL) vs. NYJ: Even though he may be facing a Jets defense that didn't look too good last week, it is still too much of a risk to start him against a Rex Ryan pass defense, where he will see an incredible amount of pressure this week.

RB Felix Jones (DAL) vs. DET: Jones still is dealing with a bad shoulder right now, and going up against a very good Lions D (How odd is this for me to write), he should have some struggles this week, which means try to avoid him in your lineup.

WR Sidney Rice (SEA) vs. ATL: He had a big week last week in his return to the lineup, catching 8 passes for 109 yards. This week however, he may have some troubles against a good Atlanta pass D, and it doesn't help him that he was playing a poor Arizona pass D last week.

WR Nate Washington (TEN) vs. CLE: Even though he will now be the number 1 option for the Titans now because of the loss of Kenny Britt, expect some problems with him going up against Joe Haden, who is one of the most underrated corners in the league.

TE Kellen Winslow (TB) vs. IND MON: Luke Stocker is starting to get more targets than Winslow right now, and it doesn't help that Winslow has had a bad first 3 games of the season. Avoid him if you can.

DEF Pittsburgh vs. HOU: They didn't look amazing against a bad Colts offense last week, and it doesn't help that they now go against a very powerful Texans offense this Sunday. They may have some serious problems on Sunday.

3 Sleepers:

QB Matt Ryan (ATL) vs. SEA: The Seahawks defense has been pretty bad this season, and Matt Ryan needs to have a game where he will impress. This game probably will be the one for him.

RB James Starks (GB) vs. DEN: Not only is the Denver defense bad, but with Ryan Grant ailing, Starks is getting the bulk of the touches right now. With that combo, he should be a good flex option, even maybe a number 2 option.

DEF Minnesota vs. KC: The Chiefs offense has been really bad this season, and even though the Vikings defense hasn't been amazing, this could be a decent option if you have no one else to choose from.

Buyer Beware:

QB Tony Romo (DAL) vs. DET: Even though he has proven to be one of the toughest QB's in recent memory, he will actually face a very good defense this week in Detroit, and could be without both Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. If you can avoid him, try to.

Good Luck in Week 4!

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