Fantasy Football Recap: Week 4 Hits and Misses

By Dustin Manko
Josh Gordon
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The only way to know if you are good is to review your work. With that in mind, let’s take a look back at what I got right and wrong in fantasy football in week four.

Josh Gordon

Rumors were swirling last week that the Detroit Lions were looking to add a wide receiver via trade and Josh Gordon seemed to be a good fit. Clearly the Cleveland Browns were going rebuilding mode and Gordon could get a decent return. Coach Rob Chudzinski said that Gordon would not be traded, so I missed on that one. Gordon still had a very solid day, catching 10 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. That’s 20 catches, 259 total yards and two scores in two games. The main point of that article was to make sure you put him on the roster, and he has shown why he is a must own in all formats.

Mike Glennon

I thought that Glennon would have time in the pocket, and that proved to be true as he only had one sack allowed on the day. His first start wasn’t great, but it could have been worse. He did well in the short passing range completing 24-39 passes for a touchdown and two interceptions, the last one which proved to be costly. Glennon was unable to complete any of his three deep passes. I still think that Glennon is worth a roster stash as he has a bye this week before getting the Philadelphia Eagles (fourth most fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks, second most to wide receivers) in week six.

Heath Miller

It seemed like a virtual lock that Miller would find the end zone against a Minnesota Vikings that had given up six touchdowns in the first three games. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley inexplicably only called for two red zone targets for Miller, which he caught one for seven yards to the Vikings 15 yard line. Despite the lack of a score, Miller still had a productive day in fantasy with six receptions for 70 yards. I predicted that Miller would get 50-80 yards.

Aaron Dobson

Dobson only had one catch for 10 yards before leaving the game with a neck injury in the third quarter. Dobson saw two targets, one inside the red zone that he just missed on. He has been passed over by Kenbrell Thompkins and is clearly behind Julian Edelman. With Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski returning soon, Dobson is off the fantasy radar in shallow leagues.

Marlon Brown

Torrey Smith was clearly the first place Joe Flacco was looking Sunday, but Brown did manage to find the end zone before the injury bug bit. Brown strained his hamstring, ending his day with four catches for 34 yards.

Ryan Broyles

I thought that with Broyles playing the slot and Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush getting the majority of defensive attention that Broyles could have a decent day. In a game where Matthew Stafford attempted 35 passes, only one was directed at Broyles. Surprisingly, drop prone Brandon Pettigrew saw the bulk of the targets that I thought would go to Broyles.

Michael Floyd

Floyd did not manage a touchdown, despite getting three red zone targets. He was targeted 10 times overall, and hauled in five for 87 yards. Stick with him, he is due a touchdown, but has a tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers next week.

Donnie Avery

Despite getting 10 targets from Alex Smith, he only managed to haul in two passes for 23 yards.

As always, I welcome your comments. If you think I’m wrong, I’m willing to listen. Just back it up with some facts and solid evidence. Thanks for reading and good luck this season.

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