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

Buy-Low Before Week 4

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).

For more write-ups on Players on the Rise and Decline, click here.

Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds
Of course, be sure to grab Derrick Henry, Tarik Cohen and Chris Carson if for any reason any of those three are available in your league. They shouldn’t be available if you have been reading SleeperU all year, but surprisingly, the stats suggest that a small but significant percentage of ESPN and Yahoo leagues show these guys as available. Grab them all!

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

Random Week 4 Talk...

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.


  1. Avatar Jackson Harrison on September 29, 2017 at 10:56 am

    In a 14 team standard scoring no-ppr league 1qb 2rb 2wr 2flex (rb,wr,te) 1te 1k 1dst

    Would Tarik Cohen and Rob Kelly for Marshawn Lynch be a good move for me.

    My roster is currently:

    Brees, Drew NOS QB
    Bell, Le’Veon PIT RB
    Elliott, Ezekiel DAL RB
    Cohen, Tarik CHI RB
    Kelley, Rob WAS RB
    Henry, Derrick TEN RB
    Conner, James PIT RB
    McFadden, Darren DAL RB
    Fitzgerald, Larry ARI WR
    Garcon, Pierre SFO WR
    Sanders, Emmanuel DEN WR
    Anderson, Robby NYJ WR
    Cook, Jared OAK TE
    Henry, Hunter LAC TE
    Gano, Graham CAR PK
    Cardinals, Arizona ARI Def
    Packers, Green Bay GBP Def



    • Smitty Smitty on October 5, 2017 at 2:14 am

      That’s a tough one. Because it’s no PPR, I think I like Lynch more. I like Cohen, but he is not starting (yet, and might never), he’s a PPR guy. Lynch is equal parts risk and upside at this point. He has done nothing, and could keep going that route, but he also could do very well and be a good buy low. Equal parts.

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