Week 4 Fantasy Football: Dark Horse Sleeper List

By Adam McGill
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The fourth week of the fantasy football season is already here, which means the season is really moving along. Bye weeks are already underway and knowing which player to start gets more important with each passing week. So to help you set your lineup this Sunday, here is my ultimate dark horse sleeper list for Week 4 of the fantasy season.


Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals (@ Cleveland Browns) – In two games against Cleveland last season, the Red Riffle averaged 349.5 passing yards and threw six touchdowns.

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles (@ Denver Broncos) – Peyton and the boys are currently leading the NFL in every offensive category and don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Vick has been surprisingly productive this year (seven TDs) and will have to score a bunch to keep pace with Denver.

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens (@ Buffalo Bills) – Buffalo has lost several key players in the secondary, most notably S Jairus Byrd and CB Stephon Gilmore. The team is starting some very inexperienced guys in their secondary and Flacco should have no problem going over 250 passing yards.

Running Backs:

DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys (@ San Diego Chargers) – San Diego is currently ranked 32nd (340.7 yards/game) in the league against the pass and 28th (130 yards/game) against the run. Murray is coming off an amazing 175-yard performance last week, but many are worried that it was a one-time thing. Considering his matchup this weekend, though, Murray will likely have another 100-yard performance. Make sure to keep him in your lineup.

Bilal Powell, New York Jets (@ Tennessee Titans) – Powell has earned the starting spot in New York with his 149-yard performance last Sunday. He is a tough inside runner and will be a headache for the Titans to contain. He may only average 4.5 yards a carry, but New York will feed him the ball at least 20 times.


Wide Receivers:

Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots (@ Atlanta Falcons) – QB Tom Brady is finally starting to find the end-zone and Dobson has looked like his most trusted downfield wideout. He has received 21 targets in the last two games alone and will get plenty of looks on the fast turf in Hot-lanta.

Donnie Avery, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. New York Giants) – Avery has hauled in 11 balls for a team-high 190 yards this season. He has four receptions of 20 yards or more and has been QB Alex Smith’s favorite downfield option. New York has given up six passing touchdowns in the last two games and their depleted secondary won’t be able to stay with Avery this weekend.


Tight Ends:

Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills (vs. Baltimore Ravens) – Chandler has been QB E.J. Manuel’s favorite safety blanket this season. The six-foot-seven tight end has received six targets in each game and will get plenty of looks this Sunday against an aging set of Baltimore backers. He should easily be able to rack up 60 yards.


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Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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