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Week 4 Sit/Start - key questionmarks, not the obvious stuff - who's in and who's out?

 

 

 

 

 

Quarterbacks

 

 

Start

 

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT (vs. MIN) –The Steelers and Vikings will kick off Sunday across pond in just the European fans have been waiting for, a battle between two of the NFL’s 0-3 teams. What fans should see however, is an impressive display of passing from Ben Roethlisberger. The Vikings are giving up over 20 fantasy points to opposing QBs this season and Big Ben should be able to deliver a solid performance.

 

Sit

 

Eli Manning, NYG (vs. KC) – I had Eli as a start last week, thinking that the Giants would end their slump on a favorable match-up. Obviously, that didn’t happen, as Manning and the Giants were shutout. This week’s match up against the Chiefs looks even worse.  He could bounce back, but you would safe to check your waive wire for better options this week.

 

 

Runningbacks

 

 

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Bilal Powell, NYJ (vs. TEN) – The Jets gave Powell 27 carries last week at Buffalo and with fellow RB Chris Ivory expected to be out, Powell should get the opportunity to repeat last week’s performance. Tennessee’s defense looks to be much improved from last year, but they are still giving up a decent amount of rushing yards to opposing RBs this season. He should be a good Flex play this week.

 

Sit

 

Rashard Mendenhall, ARI (vs. TB) – Last week Mendenhall has favorable match and did nothing for fantasy owners. Tampa Bay is one the leagues stingiest defense against the run and this looks like an exceptionally poor match-up for Mendenhall this week.

 

 

Wide Receivers

 

 

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DeAndre Hopkins, HOU (vs. SEA) – Hopkins has looked impressive playing alongside Andre Johnson so far this season, but if Johnson is unable to play this week, Hopkins would get a major upgrade in fantasy ranks. He’s already been targeted 26 times in last 3 weeks and would see an even larger role this week in absence of Johnson. It’s not the greatest match up against Seattle, but he should still be effective.

 

Sit

 

Vincent Jackson, TB (vs. ARI) – Let’s be real, if you have Vincent Jackson on your roster your probably starting him. But at the very least, you should temper expectations this week.  Jackson has been dealing with a rib injury all week and Tampa Bay will be starting Rookie QB Mike Glennon this week. Glennon had a less than stellar pass completion % at North Carolina State, which doesn’t make me very optimistic about VJax this week.

 

 

Tight Ends

 

 

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Heath Miller, PIT (vs. MIN) – In limited time last week, Miller looked good and should be back to full strength this week. Minnesota has given up big numbers to Tight Ends this season including Cleveland’s Jordan Cameron who had three TDs last week against the Viks.

 

Sit

 

Brandon Myers, NYG (vs. KC) – At this point, you could make a case for benching just about every New York Giant player, but especially against a Chiefs team that has given up very few fantasy points to opposing Tight Ends. Myers could still see some value in a PPR format, but until the Giants offense can get moving in the right direction, keep Myers on your bench.

 

 

Defense

 

 

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Kansas City Chiefs (vs. NYG) – You have to think the Giants skid will end soon, but it might not happen this week against a solid Chiefs Defense, who have quietly become statistically one of the top fantasy defenses over the first 3 games.  

 

Sit

 

Houston Texans (vs. SEA) – The Texans are still a sold NFL defense but haven’t given fantasy owners the points they would like. Statistically the Texans are good both against defending the run and pass, but they have given up the 8th most points this season, an averaging 27 points to opposing offenses.  This week they will face a Seattle team that is currently 4th in scoring.