As we head into Week 4 of the 2017 fantasy football season, it’s time to give you a little bit of everything… free agent advice, trade advice, strategy talk and more. Enjoy, and good luck in Week 4!
Week 4 Fantasy Round-Up
Marshawn Lynch | RB OaK
He’s only averaging 3.9 YPC, but he is running tough… it’s not that he isn’t as good, folks, and I think that will shine through here shortly… He only got 6 carries last week for 18 yards, that usage is a concern for me, but I think we could be very close to seeing Lynch get more carries after the team reevaluates their brutal loss in Week 3… I imagine they turn to the run and start getting 80-100 yards out of Lynch on a weekly basis, which will include a grip of TDs on the year. Is he a lock to see more carries? No. So far Oakland isn’t using him right. However, I am betting that they start. Buy-low before it’s too late.
Mike Thomas | WR NO
He had a TD last week, and 7 receptions for 87 yards… however, that was his first glimpse of big success this season, and the sense I get around fantasy circles is that his owners still worry about his 2017 season. Take advantage and buy-low on this solid WR1 (moving forward).
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Week 4 Adds
Wendell Smallwood & LeGarrette Blount (RB/PHI) – Both of these guys should be grabbed if available, Blount holding slightly more TD value, and Smallwood holding more PPR value… Sproles is out for the season with a torn ACL… Smallwood rushed 12 times for 71 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Eagles’ Week 3 win over the Giants. Smallwood could have a nice overall role in this offense moving forward!
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO) … read write-up
Charcandrick West (RB/KC) … read write-up
Alex Collins (RB/BAL) … read write-up
Blake Bortles (QB/JAC) … read write-up
Elijah McGuire (RB/NYJ) … read write-up
Charcandrick West and James Conner are still must-owns in deep leagues!
Look, James Conner won’t be valuable unless LeVeon Bell gets hurt, but he is gold if he does. Watson is kinda included in this, if Bell went down, both would be must have players (with Conner as the guy that gets first crack to start). Neither will help you unless Bell gets hurt, so it’s a wasted roster spot until something like that occurs… know that, and that makes this more of a deeper league type strategy. It’s just one of those moves, though, that can pay dividends later if it lands. Know that, too!
Derrick Henry still has the same value he did entering Week 1!
It’s amazing how the delay in Henry’s rise has wiped out everyone’s excitement for his upside. Folks, don’t give up on the idea that he can help you down the stretch, and still be flex-worthy moving forward. Entering Week 3, news reports everywhere suggested that DeMarco Murray would be limited and that Henry would be featured… fantasy worlds were misled by this talk that flooded news wires. This happens. It’s part of news reporting, but if you own just Henry, don’t sell Henry low, and certainly don’t drop him. He holds the same value he did entering Week 1, which was value that still excited you entering Week 1. He is a RB1 in waiting… maybe we wait all year and he never starts a game. Maybe Murray stays healthy all year… it’s possible. However, if Murray does get banged up, and he already has (but still played), Henry would instantly be a RB1, if not a top 5RB. Buy-low if you can from owners who just own Henry, but do so in a package deal to dilute the interest that you really have in getting him on your bench.