Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 4

Welp, we all knew this would happen at some point in the season… the dreaded first COVID outbreak in the NFL regular season. It was reported on Tuesday morning that 3 players and 5 personnel members of the Tennessee Titans had tested positive for the virus, causing them to suspend all in-person club activities for the week.

Since they just played the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, the Vikings organization had decided to shut down their club activities as well, putting their games against the Texans and Steelers in Week 4 in jeopardy of being postponed or cancelled altogether. This is an unprecedented time for the NFL and fantasy players alike who have never dealt with unpredictability like this in recent memory.

If you have key players on these teams, do your research prior to the game and judge accordingly. Take calculated risks if you have someone who has a prime matchup on your bench who may produce as good or better than the player in your lineup whose game is in question. Fantasy football is a game of adapting to ever-changing circumstances, so don’t get rattled and play your game.

Week 4 Start ’em

Devin Singletary – Bills RB

Singletary has been able to fend off the much-hyped rookie Zach Moss through 3 weeks, and has established himself as the featured running back for a Bills offense that is quickly becoming a team that some experts are predicting to make the leap to Super Bowl contender. Singletary’s touches and yards have increased each week, and even though Moss (toe) has returned to practice Wednesday, Singletary should still continue to see the bulk of the carries & snaps Week 4.

The Bills take their winning streak on the road to the Las Vegas desert where they will be VIP guests of a Raiders defense that just allowed 250 yards rushing to Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel. Fire up Singletary as a sure-fire RB2 and FLEX play who will see multiple trips to the cashier’s booth aka the end zone.

Devin Singletary Week 4 Projections: 17 rushing attempts, 110 yards rushing, 5 receptions, 20 receiving yards, 2 rushing TD’s

QBs to Start

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Drew Brees
Matt Ryan
Jared Goff
Matthew Stafford
Joe Burrow

RBs to Start

Kenyan Drake
David Johnson
Mike Davis
Jonathan Taylor
Kareem Hunt
James Robinson
Darrell Henderson
Rex Burkhead
Mark Ingram II
Jerick McKinnon
Leonard Fournette
Myles Gaskin
JK Dobbins
Antonio Gibson
Jeff Wilson Jr.

WRs to Start

DK Metcalf
Allen Robinson II
Emmanuel Sanders
Michael Gallup
Hollywood Brown
Tyler Boyd
Robby Anderson
Will Fuller V
Marvin Jones Jr.
Justin Jefferson
CeeDee Lamb
Corey Davis
Tee Higgins
Scotty Miller
Brandin Cooks
Brandon Ayiuk
N’Keal Harry
Laviska Shenault Jr.
Hunter Renfrow
Curtis Samuel
Chase Claypool

TEs to Start

Noah Fant
Hayden Hurst
Austin Hooper
Jimmy Graham
TJ Hockenson
Mo Alie-Cox
Dalton Schultz

Week 4 Sit ’em

Gardner Minshew II – Jaguars QB

Minshew Mania was alive and well in the first 2 weeks of the season, but the Dolphins defense exposed the mustachioed gunslinger as a mere mortal in Week 3. We now know what made Minshew a decent NFL quarterback, and his name is DJ Chark. Without his go-to target due to injury, Minshew was unable to connect on any downfield passes, forcing the Jags to feed the ball on the ground with James Robinson (my featured start last week) who had 2 rushing TD’s.

Minshew failed to throw a TD and was wildly inaccurate, throwing 2 INT’s and looking lost for much of the night. In Week 4, he has a juicy matchup against the Bengals, but I am not going to fall for this again. I predict Chark will once again be unavailable and Minshew will prove once and for all that beards are better, just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Gardner Minshew Week 4 Projections: 43 passing attempts, 27 completions, 257 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 1 INT, 1 Fumble

QBs to Sit

Kirk Cousins
Ben Roethlisberger
Baker Mayfield
Justin Herbert
Carson Wentz
Nick Foles

RBs to Sit

Carlos Hyde
Ronald Jones II
Devonta Freeman
Adrian Peterson
Malcolm Brown
Sony Michel
Nyheim Hines
Chase Edmonds
Zach Moss
James White
D’Andre Swift
Frank Gore
Jordan Howard
Chris Thompson
Travis Homer

WRs to Sit

John Brown
Jarvis Landry
Darius Slayton
TY Hilton
DJ Chark
Russell Gage
Sammy Watkins
AJ Green
Jamison Crowder
Mecole Hardman
Diontae Johnson
Greg Ward
Chris Conley
Mike Williams
Jerry Jeudy
Henry Ruggs III
DeSean Jackson
Preston Williams
KJ Hamler

TEs to Sit

Tyler Higbee
Jonnu Smith
Hunter Henry
Jared Cook
Evan Engram
Logan Thomas
Rob Gronkowski

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Mike Mital on there by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 4 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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