Did you get burned by Alvin Kamara or Lamar Jackson last week? It’s been a tough third week for many fantasy football owners and it won’t be easier from here. I mentioned last week how Josh Allen was arguably the sleepiest player in weeks one and two. I then predicted his flatness in the third week against the Rams, and boy was I wrong. The Bills are a legitimate side this season and are here to challenge New England for the division title. That said, here’s a great place to start when you get into week four.
The quarterback begins
Josh Allen – I know this is a big surprise considering I have had great praise for Josh Allen all year, except last week of course. The accounts are here to stay and Allen should be moved to your starting lineup for the remainder of the season barring any obvious injuries or pairing issues.
Set and forget here, quite easily, why the Bills are playing the Raiders this week. Las Vegas allowed opposing offenders to gain more than 380 yards each week. This is a no-brainer.
Lamar Jackson – It’s really weird to me that I also need to put this out there, but yeah, you should definitely start Lamar Jackson against Washington Football Team in week four. Jackson had a bad match on Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs, only going through 97 yards and a touchdown, but this week is a gigantic opportunity for him to bounce back. Washington’s defense isn’t great, seemingly turning the first week’s showdown performance into an outlier, so look for Jackson to have a field day against a mediocre Washington team.
The quarterback sits down
Nick Foles – If you’ve read our fourth week waiver goals, then you already know you should have taken Nick Foles when you had the chance. If you did, great job! However, I’m still not completely convinced of him. He had a great first game in the Bears’ comeback win over the Falcons, but this Indianapolis Colts defense is legitimate and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Unless you’re hungry for a decent quarterback game, bench Foles and let your other starter take over this week.
Start of running back
Melvin Gordon III – The Denver Broncos will be out for a short week off when they take on the terrible New York Jets on Thursday Night Football. In a team completely plagued by injuries, Melvin Gordon III may be the only bright light left to the Broncos. Going up against a Jets defense that just dropped 119 yards of running to the Colts last week and 182 yards of running to San Francisco the week before, Gordon should have enough carry and positive yardage to be a worthwhile start in almost any league regardless. by the scoring rules.
Darrell Henderson Jr. – He took the ball 20 times for 114 yards and a touchdown last week against the Buffalo Bills. Yes, Darrell Henderson Jr. is a force to be reckoned with and is clearly the top of the Rams characterized by running back.
Los Angeles faces the New York Giants this week and I expect nothing less than a complete blowout after the daunting defeat to Buffalo last week.
Running Back sits
Mike Davis – Obviously number one of the Panthers in the absence of Christian McCaffrey, Mike Davis draws a tough match against an Arizona Cardinals team looking for rebounds. The Cardinals kept the Lions under 100 yards last week and are trying to recover from the disappointment of losing to Detroit. With an offense that can easily put points on the board like Arizona, I think Carolina quickly falls behind in this game and forces quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to make some big plays in the air.
Wide receiver starts up
Keenan Allen – Any uncertainty about Keenan Allen’s status as an elite wide catcher can be hushed after he took 13 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown last week against Carolina. The Chargers have a rookie quarterback in Justin Herbert, but it’s pretty clear that he and Allen have already built a good relationship in the first two out of three weeks playing together.
Allen had a high number of goals last week since the Chargers were trying to catch up for most of the game. Taking on Tampa Bay this week won’t be an easy task. This should create more opportunities for the Herbert-Allen connection to continue, as they could easily play from behind again in this game.
Large receiver sits
Corey Davis / AJ Brown – This is a twofer due to lack of practice this week. If you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a COVID-19 issue with the Tennessee Titans at the moment and their match against the Steelers has been postponed. It is hoped that the incident is isolated and that the match will be played on Monday or Tuesday at the latest. However, it’s still not certain and you should definitely find other receivers on the waiver thread to add in case they can’t play. Even if the game is played on Monday or Tuesday next week, I have a hard time getting these two receivers off against the Steelers defense. Especially without a week of practice preceding it.
Justin Jefferson – Minnesota are a real disaster in 2020. Even though Justin Jefferson had seven huge catches for 175 yards and one score last week against Tennessee, he’s on the bench in my lineup. The Vikings face off against the Houston Texans, who are desperate for their first win of the season. They also boast much better defense than the Titans.
Looking forward to further positive COVID-19 tests this week, we’ll have another high-flying NFL action list in week four! Good luck and don’t forget to ask the training questions Fantasy Hour On Tap on Twitter and listen to the Fantasy Hour On Tap podcast to see if we answer your question.