Another Fantasy Football week is in the books. We had some surprise big hitters on Sunday (Brian Hoyer, Jonathon Franklin & Antonio Brown) and some real duds (Eli Manning, Marshawn Lynch & T.Y. Hilton). Well I am here to give you some sleepers for week 4 but before I do that I show you how I did in week 3.
Sleepers I hit
Alex Smith was the 16th rank QB, Deangelo Williams torched the Giants for 120 yards, Nate Burelson caught 7 passes for 115 yards & DeAndre Hopkins hit for 6 catches for 60 yards.
Sleepers I whiffed on
Matt Schaub was just god awful against the Ravens and Tony Gonzalez was terrible even with a great matchup (4 catches for 24 yards).
Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers (Bye weeks start this week with the Packers & Panthers)
Sam Bradford vs. San Francisco 49ers (202 yards & a TD against the 49ers on Thursday) Wasn’t great but he could’ve done worse.
Bradford has been a really good Fantasy option this year. He had a rough day against the Cowboys getting sacked 6 times. He has a matchup against a 49ers team reeling after 2 straight blowout losses to the Colts and Seahawks. Bradford’s last 2 games against the 49ers his stats are 496 yards, 2 TDs & 67% completion ratio.
Matt Flynn vs. Washington Redskins
If you are an owner of either Aaron Rodgers or Cam Newton you could be looking for a bye week option this week. I would say Flyyn is going to throw for 2 TDs against this terrible Redskins D. That is enough for me to give him the sleeper tab or even start him in 2QB leagues.
Bernard Pierce vs. Buffalo Bills
Pierce led the way against the Texans with 65 yards and a touchdown. As it looks now, Rice is 50/50 to play this week but I would look for them to ease him back in if he does play. He is going to face the Bills who are one of the worst teams against the run in football. They are giving up an average of 155 yards per game on the ground. Pierce will have a field day against the Bills.
Giovanni Bernard vs. Cleveland Browns
Bernard is coming off the best game of his young career. He had a total of 14 touches turning them into 99 yards and a touchdown. What seemed like a time share with the Law Firm is turning into the Bernard show. The Browns have been pretty good against the run but Bernard will be a nice start this week regardless.
Jones-Drew provided a some solid Fantasy points against the Seahawks in week 3. He faces a Colts team in the bottom half of football against the run. The Jaguars are going to want to set up the run if they have any chance of upsetting the Colts. MJD looks healthy and looks good to go.
Donnie Avery vs. New York Giants
The Giants have been really bad this year and I don’t think they are going to get better. Avery stepped up his game this week against the Eagles. The Giants gave up 6/124/3 TDS to the pair of LaFell/Ginn, 9/87 to Decker & 10/72 to Austin. Avery could be a real sneaky play this week.
Antonio Brown vs. Minnesota Vikings
Brown spent the week gripping and complaining about the lack of targets. Well he recieved 13 targets, catching 9 of them for 196 yards and a TD. This week he has a great matchup against the Vikings who just got torched by Brian Hoyer. The Steelers looked a lot better on offense last week and Brown was a key part of that.
Heath Miller vs. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings defense has given up 6 touchdowns to tight ends in 3 weeks. Heath came back against the Bears and saw 4 targets. The Steelers offense looked a lot better in week 3 than the previous two. A healthy Miller is one of the better fantasy tight end options, so if you are missing on Finley (injury/bye) or Olsen (bye), he will be a good replacement.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Colts defense stepped up last week against a 49ers team that most thought they would lose too. They gave up only 7 points, sacked Kaepernick 3 times and forced 2 turnovers. They face a Jaguars team that is averaging 9 points a game and less than 250 yards a game. The Colts are a top 10 option in week 4.
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