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Week 4 NFL Fantasy Studs

Updated on September 23, 2014

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady
2. Matt Stafford
3. Tony Romo

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Tom Brady- New England Patriots

Everyone who drafted Tom Brady is kicking themselves right now due to his poor start. Owners are not taking into account the fact that he has played very good secondaries. He has played against the 12th (Oakland Raiders), 4th (Miami Dolphins), and the number one defense against the pass (Minnesota Vikings.)

Though Tom Brady should be playing well against every team, his age and the lack of experience/ skill at the wide receiver position is putting a toll on his numbers. He will have a great week playing a shaky Kansas City defense who has given up the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks behind the New York Jets. Brady will have a twenty plus points outing.

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Matt Stafford

Matt Stafford was the reason that I lost my fantasy football league last year. He is the most inconsistent quarterback and will have All-Pro performances and then look like he should be available in all fantasy leagues. This week will be the week he will go for big plays. The run game is going to be shut down from the get go because of the Jets run defense so the ball is going to be in the air all day. The Jets have also surrendered the most points to opposing quarterbacks this year.

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Tony Romo

Tony Romo is available in 12% of the leagues and is dropping quickly (3 percent drop in the last day.) Brady and Romo are both in that category of bust seasons in the making. Romo is only on pace to throw for twenty-one touchdown passes this year. This week will be one of his big weeks and for his owners, hopefully put him back on track to his 31 touchdowns. If he is available in any of your leagues, get him off the waiver wire because this will be one of his biggest weeks.


Sleeper of the week: Blake Bortles

Running Back

1. Matt Asiata
2. Donald Brown
3. Jamaal Charles

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Matt Asiata

Matt Asiata is a fantasy machine. The first game that he ever started, he rushed for 111 yards. He followed that game by scoring three touchdowns. Though he is one of the least talented running backs in the league, Asiata has been big in the passing game and out touched mckannon 15-4 last week.

With Bridgewater starting this week, they will try to ease him in, resulting in Asiata getting at least twenty carries. Bridgewater will also look for short routes to play it “safe” where Asiata will be a factor in that also. Asiata is available in more than half of the leagues and is a must start this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Donald Brown

talking about getting a lucky break, Donald Brown is getting his first start against the worst team in the National Football League. With Danny Woodhead done for the season, and Mathews out for at least a month, Donald Brown will be San Diego’s feature back.

He had his moments of shine in Indianapolis and I thought he would sign with a different team to be at least the second running back on the depth chart. The Chargers should get out to a large lead on the Jaguars which will lead to Brown getting a lot of carries resulting in a top five performance.

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Jamaal Charles

Everyone who drafted Jamaal Charles either with their first pick, or second pick, are thinking of not starting him this week.

In my opinion, all Knile Davis showed is that the Kansas City line is still one of the best in the league. Jamaal Charles was my pre rank number one before the season started and should return to his normal ways this week. Knile Davis is going to return to his back up roll while Charles plays like the first round pick that he is.

If Jamaal Charles plays, start him.


Sleeper: Lamar Miller

Wide Receiver

1. Andre Johnson
2. Allen Robinson
3. Golden Tate

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Andre Johnson

Although the Buffalo Bills are not in the top ten of points let up, they are number two in targets against them with thirty per game. After a disastrous game last week, Andre Johnson will return to his great play making abilities.

I still do not like the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick is their starting quarterback, but Andre Johnson is still their best receiver and should do well against the Bills this week.

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Allen Robinson

Bortles targeted Allen Robinson played 42 out of 60 of the teams snaps last week. He ended the game with seven receptions for 79 yards. Although Bortles has only played one game, Robinson seems to be producing the most with him. Robinson will continue to get more snaps this week against the Chargers.

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Golden Tate

I would say Calvin Johnson but he is a automatic starter every week. I am going with Golden Tate. The past two weeks has decreased his value but Detroit is going to have a field day this week. The Jets let up almost three touchdowns per game. Tate was targeted seven times last week but will get up to twelve this week.

Tight End

1. Delanie Walker
2. Antonio Gates
3. Brandon Myers

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Delanie Walker

Tights ends shine when their team enters the red zone against the Indianapolis Colts. This week, it is Delanie Walker’s turn. After a 10- 142- 1 outing against the Dallas Cowboys, he dropped back down to the average tight end that he is last week. I loved Delanie Walker since he was on the San Francisco 49ers but did not do as well as I thought he would do last season. With Locker playing well this season, Walker will excel this week and for the rest of the season.

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Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates looked as if he was twenty-four years old two weeks ago against the Seahawks but showed his decay last week. With San Diego’s top two running backs injured, Gates will see more targets this week. He will not do as well as two weeks ago but he will be a top five tight end.

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Brandon Myers

This might be a stretch but ex Giant Brandon Myers is in for a big week this week. If Mike Glennon gets the start this week, all of Tampa Bay’s receiving core will gain value this week. I was a big fan of Glennon last year and he played well. Glennon showed that he loves the tight end after Tim Wright had a few big games last year. If you play a week to week tight end, this is the player to put in your tight end spot.

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Conclusion

Although there are better players out there, the players that have been named should be in your starting line up. Good luck to everyone in their games this week and I'll see you next week.

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