Week 4 Analysis

Rule of Thumb: Always start your fantasy studs. That being said, below are our positional rankings for Week 4.

Quarterbacks
Running Backs (Standard) | Running Backs (PPR)
Wide Receivers (Standard)Wide Receivers (PPR)
Tight Ends (Standard)Tight Ends (PPR)
Team Defenses |KickersKey Suspensions

Key Injuries from Week 3

Darren Sproles (RB-PHI) – broken arm and torn ACL. Out for the season and likely done for his career. Wendell Smallwood may take over his role, but this backfield is going to be a committee situation.
Matt Forte (RB-NYJ) – turf toe injury. Doubtful for Week 4.
Orleans Darkwa (RB-NYG) – Back injury. Doubtful for Week 4.
Sammy Watkins (WR-LAR) – concussion. Limited at Wednesday’s practice. Still in concussion protocol.
Kelvin Benjamin (WR-CAR) – Left leg injury. Limited in practice this week. Questionable for Week 4.
Michael Crabtree (WR-OAK) – chest injury. Severity unknown, but x-rays were negative. Practicing this week, but tough match-up for Week 4 against the Broncos.
Doug Baldwin (WR-SEA) – groin injury. Severity unknown, but not believed to be serious. Not yet practicing this week. Questionable for Week 4.
Cairo Santos (K-KC) – unknown injury, but placed on IR. Harrison Butker was signed off of the Panthers’ practice squad.

Week 4 Rankings – Quarterbacks

Updated September 28

  1. Tom Brady (NE) v. CAR
  2. Aaron Rodgers (GB) v. CHI
  3. Drew Brees (NO) at MIA
  4. Russell Wilson (SEA) v. IND
  5. Matt Ryan (ATL) v. BUF
  6. Marcus Mariota (TEN) at HOU
  7. Dak Prescott (DAL) v. LAR
  8. Carson Wentz (PHI) at LAC
  9. Carson Palmer (ARZ) v. SF
  10. Philip Rivers (LAC) v. PHI
  11. Andy Dalton (CIN) at CLE
  12. Trevor Siemian (DEN) v. OAK
  13. Alex Smith (KC) v. WAS
  14. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at BAL
  15. Jameis Winston (TB) v. NYG
  16. Deshaun Watson (HOU) v. TEN
  17. Kirk Cousins (WAS) at KC
  18. Eli Manning (NYG) at TB
  19. Jared Goff (LAR) at DAL
  20. Matthew Stafford (DET) at MIN

Week 4 Rankings – Running Backs

Updated September 26

  1. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. WAS
  2. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at BAL
  3. Devonta Freeman (ATL) v. BUF
  4. Todd Gurley (LAR) at DAL
  5. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) v. LAR
  6. Dalvin Cook (MIN) v. DET
  7. Leonard Fournette (JAX) at NYJ
  8. Jay Ajayi (MIA) v. NO
  9. Melvin Gordon (LAC) v. PHI
  10. Ty Montgomery (GB) v. CHI
  11. LeSean McCoy (BUF) at ATL
  12. Jordan Howard (CHI) at GB
  13. Joe Mixon (CIN) at CLE
  14. Carlos Hyde (SF) at ARZ
  15. C.J. Anderson (DEN) v. OAK
  16. Chris Carson (SEA) v. IND
  17. Mike Gillislee (BUF) v. CAR
  18. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) at NE
  19. Mark Ingram (NO) at MIA
  20. DeMarco Murray (TEN) at HOU
  21. Lamar Miller (HOU) v. TEN
  22. Tarik Cohen (CHI) at GB
  23. Chris Thompson (WAS) at KC
  24. Terrance West (BAL) v. PIT
  25. Tevin Coleman (ATL) v. BUF
  26. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at DEN
  27. Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) v. NYG
  28. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) v. CIN
  29. Ameer Abdullah (DET) at MIN
  30. Duke Johnson (CLE) v. CIN
  31. Buck Allen (BAL) v. PIT
  32. LeGarrette Blount (PHI) at LAC
  33. Wendell Smallwood (PHI) at LAC
  34. Frank Gore (IND) at SEA
  35. James White (NE) v. CAR
  36. Derrick Henry (TEN) at HOU
  37. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) at NE
  38. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. JAX
  39. Jamaal Charles (DEN) v. OAK
  40. Theo Riddick (DET) at MIN

Week 4 Rankings – Running Backs (1-point PPR)

Updated September 26

  1. Kareem Hunt (KC) v. WAS
  2. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at BAL
  3. Devonta Freeman (ATL) v. BUF
  4. Todd Gurley (LAR) at DAL
  5. LeSean McCoy (BUF) at ATL
  6. Dalvin Cook (MIN) v. DET
  7. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) v. LAR
  8. Ty Montgomery (GB) v. CHI
  9. Melvin Gordon (LAC) v. PHI
  10. Leonard Fournette (JAX) at NYJ
  11. Jay Ajayi (MIA) v. NO
  12. Jordan Howard (CHI) at GB
  13. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) at NE
  14. Carlos Hyde (SF) at ARZ
  15. Joe Mixon (CIN) at CLE
  16. C.J. Anderson (DEN) v. OAK
  17. Tarik Cohen (CHI) at GB
  18. Chris Carson (SEA) v. IND
  19. Mark Ingram (NO) at MIA
  20. Chris Thompson (WAS) at KC
  21. DeMarco Murray (TEN) at HOU
  22. Duke Johnson (CLE) v. CIN
  23. Lamar Miller (HOU) v. TEN
  24. James White (NE) v. CAR
  25. Buck Allen (BAL) v. PIT
  26. Mike Gillislee (BUF) v. CAR
  27. Tevin Coleman (ATL) v. BUF
  28. Theo Riddick (DET) at MIN
  29. Terrance West (BAL) v. PIT
  30. Ameer Abdullah (DET) at MIN
  31. Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) v. NYG
  32. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) v. CIN
  33. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at DEN
  34. Alvin Kamara (NO) at MIA
  35. Wendell Smallwood (PHI) at LAC
  36. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. JAX
  37. Frank Gore (IND) at SEA
  38. LeGarrette Blount (PHI) at LAC
  39. Shane Vereen (NYG) at TB
  40. Jamaal Charles (DEN) v. OAK

Week 4 Rankings – Wide Receivers

Updated September 26

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at BAL
  2. A.J. Green (CIN) at CLE
  3. Odell Beckham (NYG) at TB
  4. Julio Jones (ATL) v. BUF
  5. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. CHI
  6. Michael Thomas (NO) at MIA
  7. Mike Evans (TB) v. NYG
  8. Dez Bryant (DAL) v. LAR
  9. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. CAR
  10. DeVante Parker (MIA) v. NO
  11. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) v. TEN
  12. Keenan Allen (LAC) v. PHI
  13. Doug Baldwin (SEA) v. IND
  14. Stefon Diggs (MIN) v. DET
  15. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. WAS
  16. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) v. OAK
  17. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) at LAC
  18. Davante Adams (GB) v. CHI
  19. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) v. OAK
  20. Golden Tate (DET) at MIN
  21. Adam Thielen (MIN) v. DET
  22. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. SF
  23. DeSean Jackson (WAS) v. NYG
  24. Jarvis Landry (MIA) v. NO
  25. Rishard Matthews (TEN) at HOU
  26. Amari Cooper (OAK) at DEN
  27. Willie Snead (NO) at MIA
  28. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at BAL
  29. J.J. Nelson (ARZ) v. SF
  30. Chris Hogan (NE) v. CAR
  31. Marqise Lee (JAX) at NYJ
  32. Pierre Garcon (WAS) at ARZ
  33. Allen Hurns (JAX) at NYJ
  34. Tyler Lockett (SEA) v. IND
  35. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) at KC
  36. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) v. PIT
  37. Jamison Crowder (WAS) at KC
  38. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at SEA
  39. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at TB
  40. Danny Amendola (NE) v. CAR
  41. Geronimo Allison (GB) v. CHI
  42. Kenny Stills (MIA) v. NO
  43. Devin Funchess (CAR) at NE
  44. Paul Richardson (SEA) v. IND
  45. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. JAX
  46. Travis Benjamin (LAC) v. PHI
  47. Robert Woods (LAR) at DAL
  48. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) v. BUF
  49. Marvin Jones (DET) at MIN
  50. Kenny Golladay (DET) at MIN
  51. Kenny Britt (CLE) v. CIN
  52. Rashard Higgins (CLE) v. CIN
  53. Eric Decker (TEN) at HOU
  54. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at DAL
  55. Brandon LaFell (CIN) at CLE
  56. Ted Ginn (NO) at MIA
  57. Brandon Marshall (NYG) at TB
  58. Brandon Coleman (NO) at MIA
  59. Bruce Ellington (HOU) v. TEN
  60. Taylor Gabriel (ATL) v. BUF

Week 4 Rankings – Wide Receivers (1-point PPR)

Updated September 27

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at BAL
  2. A.J. Green (CIN) at CLE
  3. Odell Beckham (NYG) at TB
  4. Julio Jones (ATL) v. BUF
  5. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. CHI
  6. Michael Thomas (NO) at MIA
  7. Keenan Allen (LAC) v. PHI
  8. Mike Evans (TB) v. NYG
  9. Stefon Diggs (MIN) v. DET
  10. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) v. TEN
  11. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. CAR
  12. Dez Bryant (DAL) v. LAR
  13. DeVante Parker (MIA) v. NO
  14. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) v. OAK
  15. Doug Baldwin (SEA) v. IND
  16. Tyreek Hill (KC) v. WAS
  17. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) at LAC
  18. Golden Tate (DET) at MIN
  19. Jarvis Landry (MIA) v. NO
  20. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) v. OAK
  21. Adam Thielen (MIN) v. DET
  22. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. SF
  23. Davante Adams (GB) v. CHI
  24. Willie Snead (NO) at MIA
  25. Rishard Matthews (TEN) at HOU
  26. Randall Cobb (GB) v. CHI
  27. DeSean Jackson (WAS) v. NYG
  28. Marqise Lee (JAX) at NYJ
  29. Pierre Garcon (WAS) at ARZ
  30. Allen Hurns (JAX) at NYJ
  31. T.Y. Hilton (IND) at SEA
  32. Chris Hogan (NE) v. CAR
  33. Amari Cooper (OAK) at DEN
  34. Jamison Crowder (WAS) at KC
  35. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at TB
  36. J.J. Nelson (ARZ) v. SF
  37. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) at KC
  38. Danny Amendola (NE) v. CAR
  39. Tyler Lockett (SEA) v. IND
  40. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at BAL
  41. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) v. PIT
  42. Paul Richardson (SEA) v. IND
  43. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. JAX
  44. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) v. BUF
  45. Devin Funchess (CAR) at NE
  46. Geronimo Allison (GB) v. CHI
  47. Kenny Stills (MIA) v. NO
  48. Robert Woods (LAR) at DAL
  49. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at DAL
  50. Travis Benjamin (LAC) v. PHI
  51. Marvin Jones (DET) at MIN
  52. Bruce Ellington (HOU) v. TEN
  53. Kendall Wright (CHI) at GB
  54. Kenny Britt (CLE) v. CIN
  55. Brandon Coleman (NO) at MIA
  56. Rashard Higgins (CLE) v. CIN
  57. Eric Decker (TEN) at HOU
  58. Marquise Goodwin (SF) at ARZ
  59. Mike Wallace (BAL) v. PIT
  60. Kenny Golladay (DET) at MIN

Week 4 Rankings – Tight Ends

Updated September 27

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. CAR
  2. Travis Kelce (KC) v. WAS
  3. Zach Ertz (PHI) at LAC
  4. Jimmy Graham (SEA) v. IND
  5. Vernon Davis (WAS) at KC
  6. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) v. DET
  7. Delanie Walker (TEN) at HOU
  8. Charles Clay (BUF) at ATL
  9. Martellus Bennett (GB) v. CHI
  10. Eric Ebron (DET) at MIN
  11. Cameron Brate (TB) v. NYG
  12. Jason Witten (DAL) v. LAR
  13. Jared Cook (OAK) at DEN
  14. Evan Engram (NYG) at TB
  15. Coby Fleener (NO) at MIA
  16. Hunter Henry (LAC) v. PHI
  17. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. PIT
  18. Jack Doyle (IND) at SEA
  19. Julius Thomas (MIA) v. NO
  20. Ryan Griffin (HOU) v. TEN

Week 4 Rankings – Tight Ends (1-point PPR)

Updated September 27

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. CAR
  2. Travis Kelce (KC) v. WAS
  3. Zach Ertz (PHI) at LAC
  4. Jimmy Graham (SEA) v. IND
  5. Vernon Davis (WAS) at KC
  6. Delanie Walker (TEN) at HOU
  7. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) v. DET
  8. Charles Clay (BUF) at ATL
  9. Jason Witten (DAL) v. LAR
  10. Martellus Bennett (GB) v. CHI
  11. Eric Ebron (DET) at MIN
  12. Cameron Brate (TB) v. NYG
  13. Jared Cook (OAK) at DEN
  14. Evan Engram (NYG) at TB
  15. Coby Fleener (NO) at MIA
  16. Benjamin Watson (BAL) v. PIT
  17. Jack Doyle (IND) at SEA
  18. Ryan Griffin (HOU) v. TEN
  19. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (NYJ) v. JAX
  20. Hunter Henry (LAC) v. PHI

Week 4 Rankings – Team Defenses

Updated September 27

  1. Seahawks (SEA) v. IND
  2. Jaguars (JAX) at NYJ
  3. Cardinals (ARZ) v. SF
  4. Steelers (PIT) at BAL
  5. Broncos (DEN) v. OAK
  6. Patriots (NE) v. CAR
  7. Vikings (MIN) v. DET
  8. Bengals (CIN) at CLE
  9. Packers (GB) v. CHI
  10. Chiefs (KC) v. WAS
  11. Buccaneers (TB) v. NYG
  12. Ravens (BAL) v. PIT
  13. Texans (HOU) v. TEN
  14. Giants (NYG) at TB
  15. Eagles (PHI) at LAC
  16. Rams (LAR) at DAL
  17. Falcons (ATL) v. BUF
  18. Lions (DET) at MIN
  19. Cowboys (DAL) v. LAR
  20. Chargers (LAC) v. PHI

Week 4 Rankings – Kickers

Updated September 27

  1. Matt Bryant (ATL) v. BUF
  2. Stephen Gostkowski (NE) v. CAR
  3. Dan Bailey (DAL) v. LAR
  4. Wil Lutz (NO) at MIA
  5. Blair Walsh (SEA) v. IND
  6. Mason Crosby (GB) v. CHI
  7. Matt Prater (DET) at MIN
  8. Justin Tucker (BAL) v. PIT
  9. Brandon McManus (DEN) v. OAK
  10. Ryan Succop (TEN) at HOU
  11. Greg Zuerlein (LAR) at DAL
  12. Phil Dawson (ARZ) v. SF
  13. Jake Elliott (PHI) at LAC
  14. Graham Gano (CAR) at NE
  15. Dustin Hopkins (WAS) at KC
  16. Chris Boswell (PIT) at BAL
  17. Kai Forbath (MIN) v. DET
  18. Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK) at DEN
  19. Nick Folk (TB) v. NYG
  20. Randy Bullock (CIN) at CLE

Key Suspensions – Week 4

  • Doug Martin (TB-RB) – third of three games

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