Week 4 Fantasy Football Players to Start and Sit

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

 

The fantasy football season is in full swing, so deciding who to start and sit each week can be critical.  To help you win your matchup this weekend, here are my week 4 fantasy football players to start and sit:

Guys to Start: 

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills (vs. New England Patriots) – The Amish Missile has electrified the Bills’ passing attack this season, as he has thrown 8 touchdowns already this year.  Fitzpatrick also threw 4 touchdowns in his two games against the Pats last season, so expect another strong performance from the former Harvard grad.

RB Cedric Benson, Green Bay Packers (vs. New Orleans Saints) – Benson has been getting better with each week, so expect him to have a breakout game against a Saints run-defense that is allowing 215 rushing yards against per game.

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (vs. Miami Dolphins) – Fitz may have only had one good game this year, but he will explode this Sunday against a weak Miami secondary.

WR Eric Decker, Denver Broncos (vs. Oakland Raiders) – Decker has been very quiet this year, but many picked him to be the hands down number one fantasy option in Peyton Manning’s new offense.  Expect Decker to finally show his face against a very unpolished Raiders’ secondary.

TE Matellus Bennett, New York Giants (vs. Philadelphia Eagles) – New York quarterback Eli Manning threw 5 touchdowns against the Eagles last season, so anticipate on Eli’s favorite red zone threat to get into the action this weekend.

IDP: DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Cowboys (vs. Chicago Bears) – Ware will embarrass the Bears’ offensive line on Monday night and the former Defensive player of the Year will register at least 2 sacks.

 

Guys to Sit:

QB Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams (vs. Seattle Seahawks) – Bradford has an impossible matchup against a Seattle defense that just manhandled the Green Bay Packers’ offense.

RB Andre Brown, New York Giants (@ Philadelphia Eagles) – With starting tailback, Ahmad Bradshaw, returning this from a sprained neck this weekend, Brown will now be delegated to the backup position.  He may have jumped over David Wilson on the depth chart, but with Bradshaw back in action, Brown is expected to only get 10-15 touches a game.

WR Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears (@ Dallas Cowboys) – Dallas has blanketed any receiver that has stepped off the line this year, as they are only allowing 137 yards through the air per game.  Expect the struggling Chicago offense to continue to do so on Monday night.

WR Santonio Holmes, New York Jets (vs. San Francisco 49ers) – The Jets are in for a physical game this weekend against the 49ers, so expect New York to post meager fantasy numbers across the board.

TE Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans (@ Houston Texans) – The Houston defense looks amazing right now, so do not expect the tight end to get many open looks in the second level.

IDP: Ronaldo McClain, Oakland Raiders (@ Denver Broncos) – McClain is once again injured at the start of the season, so it may be time to start looking elsewhere.



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