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Fantasy Football NFL Week 4: Studs Youth Ronald Darby Jersey , Duds, Sleepers, & Busts Welcome to the Week 4 Edition of Studs, Duds, Sleepers, & Busts.Pick of the Week:WR Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ - 1 pt, t-90thFitzgerald had a rough outing catching just two passes for 9 yards. The Cardinals offense is a disaster.Fail of the Week:QB Tom Brady, NE - 9 pts, t-26thI hate him, I hate him, I hate him. This is what I get for putting any sort of trust into this jack-wagon.Year to Date Accuracy:Week 3 Accuracy: 5 of 11 correct (45.4%)Season Accuracy: 14 of 35 correct (40.0%)Stud:A highly favored fantasy player (ranked as a good play) who will finish the week as a good play. (Last week: 1 of 3 correct)WR Michael Thomas, NO (Against: @NYG - 2018 Average: 18.7 points per game)Michael Thomas, in 2018, has risen to the status of the top WR in the game. This makes him one of the top fantasy plays again in week 4.RB Saquon Barkley, NYG (NO - 15.7 ppg)While the Saints have been limiting opposing rushing attacks (253 yards allowed and 2 touchdowns allowed ranks 6th and 9th respectively), they have been VERY leaky against the pass. Barkley, who is no stranger, to the passing game will be a very good standard play and a phenomenal PPR play this week.RB James Conner, PIT (BLT - 17.3 ppg)Amidst the drama filled group of men that we call the Pittsburgh Steelers lies one man with a curious hair cut who has been having a quietly fantastic season. As long as Bell is out, Conner is a must start, but this week in particular features a juicy match up against the Baltimore Ravens who have given up 4.2 yards per carry to opposing backs.Dud:A highly started player who will finish the week as a poor play. (Last week: 2 of 2 correct)WR Quincy Enunwa, NYJ (@JAX - 8.7 ppg)Over the first three weeks, Enunwa has emerged as the favorite target of rookie QB Sam Darnold. Unfortunately http://www.eaglesauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jake-elliott-jersey , though, even with 29 targets through three games, Enunwa has just 212 yards and 1 touchdown. While his target share may remain high, his chances of finding the endzone are even slimmer than usual this week in Jacksonville.QB Baker Mayfield, CLV (@OAK - 8 ppg)After coming in hot last week, I fear that readers will expect the world out of Baker moving forward. While I am a true believer in the young man’s talent and potential, I think its wise to pump the breaks on deeming him your starting quarterback just yet. If you have room on your bench, stashing him is a great idea, but as of today, don’t start him.TE Tyler Eifert, CIN (@ATL - 4.7 ppg)The once promising Tight End is continuing to let down fantasy owners nationwide. While there are certainly worse plays at the TE spot, Eifert is far from one of my favorites.Sleeper:A player who is not started often but will finish the week as a good play. (Last week: 1 of 3 correct)QB Ryan Tannehill, MIA (@NE - 20.3 ppg)Tannehill has thrown a touchdown on 9.5% of his passes in 2018, a mark that trails only Patrick Mahomes (14.0%) and Ryan Fitz-Money (9.9%). His passer rating of 121.8 is 4th behind the same players and Drew Brees. Is Ryan Tannehill a good quarterback? Who knows. Is he a good fantasy option? Yes. Yes he is.TE Dallas Goedert, PHI (@TEN - 4.7 ppg)7 targets. 7 catches. 73 yards. 1 Touchdown. While I wouldn’t expect this production from the rookie TE week in and week out, Carson Wentz clearly feels safe throwing him the ball and Head Coach Doug Pederson clearly has a role for him in this offense. RB Peyton Barber, TB (@CHI - 4.3 ppg)Through 3 weeks, Barber has out touched Jacquizz Rodgers 44 to 15. Because he only has 131 yards from scrimmage and 0 touchdowns, many fantasy managers are now avoiding Barber. As long as he continues to be fed the rock so frequently, he will begin to score points sooner or later. Now that Fitzpatrick and the red hot offense might be cooling off, Barber’s role should only increase against a stout Chicago defense.Bust:A highly ranked player (ranked as a good play) who will finish the week as a poor play. (Last week: 1 of 3 correct)RB Matt Breida, SF (@LAC - 13 ppg)Breida has been a solid play all season long, and one would think with such a mouthwatering match up against a porous Chargers defense means he will have a huge week, right? Well, with the loss of Jimmy G Alshon Jeffery Jersey , the SF offense might struggle mightily out of the gate. If the team falls behind early, Breida will quickly become an afterthought as the team relies on the passing game to catch up.D/ST New York Giants (NO - 6.7 ppg)Have you seen the Saints?QB Deshaun Watson (@IND - 21.3 ppg)After seeing Carson Wentz and the Eagles offensive line struggle in week 3, I would rethink starting Watson in Indy this weekend. The Colts have only let in 3 passing touchdowns, tied for 4th lowest in the league, and should keep up the trend against an inconsistent Watson.*Note: I am working hard to update this format to make it the most productive article possible. Any and all feedback (including but not limited to: “You’re an idiot”, “Patrick Mahomes is not a sleeper, you ass hat”, and “BLG WHY DOES THIS DUDE WORK FOR YOU?”) is very appreciated and encouraged. *Note 2 (geez this guy likes to talk): Above, the line between a “good play” and “bad play” will be the average of the starters. So for example, The average points scored of the 12 QBs from week 3 was 27.7. The following QBs would have been good plays: Drew Brees (41 pts), Matt Ryan (36 pts) Cam Newton (30 pts), Josh Allen (28 pts) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (28 pts). All other QBs were poor plays.As always, I cannot cover every situation in one article so please get at me on twitter (@LeeSifford) or in the comments below with your specific roster questions and I’d be glad to offer my thoughts on your situation. Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle likened Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a "fast dinosaur" this week."Muscular and big," Weddle said. "He's a very unique quarterback in the league, the only one really like him."The Ravens' defense ranks first in the league overall, but they've not faced a dual-threat quarterback such as Newton, which adds some intrigue to what should be a physical game Sunday between two teams that pride themselves on playing great defense and ball-control offense.Weddle said when Newton gets loose, bringing him down calls for a player to proceed at his own risk. He chose the Triceratops as the kind of dinosaur that best represents Newton."The big one with horns," Weddle said.Newton is the NFL's all-time leader in touchdowns rushing by a quarterback and is third all-time in yards rushing with 4,577. He needs 352 yards to pass Randall Cunningham for second place. Mike Vick is No. 1 with 6,109 yards."Amazing player, extremely difficult in the open field," Weddle said of Newton.Newton laughed at Weddell's compliment, saying it's not the first time someone has called him that. The 2015 league MVP said Trooper Taylor, a former assistant at Auburn Authentic Nick Foles Jersey , used to call him that when he was playing for the Tigers."I always asked him, 'Why do you call me a dinosaur?'" Newton said. "He said, 'Your talent is extinct. They don't make them like you no more.'"I always laughed, but if you look around this league — and I've tried to warn a lot of people prior, too — it not cocky, it's not confidence, it's just self-belief in yourself knowing that the talents that you possess, a lot of people can't say that they have."Newton has run for 252 yards and a team-high three touchdowns this season while averaging 4.9 yards per carry for Carolina (4-2). He's also thrown for 11 TDs.Things to watch in Sunday's game between the Ravens and Panthers:RUNNING ROOKIENewton won't be the only quarterback on the field to be a threat to run.Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has proven effective as an occasional replacement for Joe Flacco in short-yardage situations for the Ravens (4-3). The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick scored his first NFL touchdown last week and ranks second on the team with 103 yards rushing.Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly said Jackson "is a playmaker who creates problems because of his speed and athleticism" and that "it's important to know where he is on the field."Harbaugh often wrestles with finding the right time to use Jackson because Flacco is having such a good season with 11 touchdown passes and four interceptions."It's more an art than science," Harbaugh said. "Joe is playing at a very high level. We don't want to lose sight of that. We try to do the best we can to put both those guys in there in ways that help us score points and move the ball."COVERING TIGHT ENDSThe Ravens drafted Hayden Hurst in the first round figuring he would play a major role on the offense, but a foot injury has limited him to one catch for 7 yards. Now rounding back into good health, he may have an opportunity to break out this week against a Carolina defense that has struggled covering tight ends.Carolina has allowed the sixth-most passing yards to tight ends in the NFL at 79.6 per game. Last week, Philadelphia's Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert combined for eight receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown.Coach Ron Rivera said he was unconcerned with those numbers, adding that he feels as if the Panthers have done a good job against opposing wide receivers this year, which has been their focus. Rivera added that "I don't think for the most part you're going to get killed by tight ends."STELLAR PASS RUSHERSSunday's matchup features two stellar pass rushers with Carolina's Julius Peppers and Baltimore's Terrell Suggs. Peppers has 156陆 sacks, which is fourth all-time and the most among active players. Suggs is 15th all-time with 131 sacks."Those kinds of guys are just on a different level athletically," Harbaugh said. "There aren't very many of those types of human beings walking around on the planet."CLOSE CALLSTwo of the Ravens' losses this season have come by a combined four points. Cleveland won with a field goal in overtime, and the Saints prevailed when Justin Tucker misfired on a conversion with 24 seconds last week.So what's it take to win those kinds of games?"You have to make a closing play somewhere along the way," Harbaugh said.The Panthers seem to have that skill. Their past two wins were 33-31 over the Giants and 21-17 last week.EXTRA POINTSTucker's extra point miss last week was big for the Ravens, but he's not the only one struggling with the point after.Carolina's Graham Gano has missed extra points in back-to-back weeks. Strangely enough, Gano is 8 of 8 on field-goal attempts, including a game-winner from 63 yards against the Giants.AP Sports Writer Dave Ginsburg in Baltimore, Maryland, contributed to this report.
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