The bye weeks have started, which means some folks need some help with their fantasy football lineups for Week 4. We’ve got everything you need to know in this edition of Start’em, Sit’em.
Andrew Luck hasn’t been the fantasy monster we expected so far this year, but he should have a big game against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4, so start him with confidence. On the flip side, you’d be wise to sit Eli Manning, who’s going up against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that has been surprisingly stifling this year.
Definitely start Lamar Miller this week because he’s going up against a New Orleans Saints defense that has been awful this year and the Miami Dolphins will have to establish the run in order to win on Monday night. However, sit C.J. Spiller if you possibly can because he hasn’t been starter quality this year and he’s going up against the Baltimore Ravens, who have allowed the fewest points to opposing running backs this year.
Start any Denver Broncos receiver that you have because the Philadelphia Eagles‘ defense has been horrible against the pass this year and Peyton Manning is going to have another career day against them. Sidney Rice had a career day in Week 3, but that was at home against the Jaguars. On the road against the Houston Texans, he’ll be lucky to catch a single pass.
Brent Celek has had an up-and-down year to say the least, but he’s in for a big game against the Broncos, who have allowed a ton of points to opposing tight ends in garbage time this year. On the flip side, Owen Daniels has been solid through three weeks, but he’ll likely be shut down by the Seattle Seahawks‘ stifling defense, so sit him if you can.
For whatever reason, the Chiefs’ defense is still on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues. Pick up KC and insert this unit into your lineup in Week 4 to feast on a woeful New York Giants offense that has been more than kind to opposing fantasy defenses this year. However, the Seahawks haven’t been kind to their opposition at all this year, so if you have the Texans’ defense, you’d be wise to sit that unit this week if you can.
And for those who are new to this, we don’t do kickers. Don’t ask why, because that’s also lame. Good luck in Week 4!