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Fantasy Flash Week 4: Pickups, starts and sits

Pickups, starts and sits for week 4.

Pickups:

QBs

Terrelle Pryor – It may be time to start taking Pryor seriously. He’s had some not only solid rushing, but solid passing games this year and if he can cut down on turnovers, he’s a good bye week replacement.

Alex Smith – The former #1 overall pick in the draft may be a horrible watch with all the check down passes he does, but the yards do end up above average and he never seems to turn the ball over.

RBs

Le’Veon Bell – I assume that most smart owners stashed him during the draft, but if you’re in a shallow league or someone unknowingly dropped him, he will not only play this week, but possible start..

Pierre Thomas– Ingram is showing more and more each week that he may just not be a good NFL back and he definitely isn’t a good fit for this offense. The Saints are also starting to learn that.

Danny Woodhead – If you are in a PPR league, Woodhead will give you consistently 10-13 points every week. He is perfect for a bye week replacement and a plug in starter if you have injuries.

Willis McGahee – The Browns barely used him last week, but once he gets more practice time in, he will be the lone viable RB in Cleveland. Pick him up now and wait another 1 or 2 weeks to use him as a flex.

WRs

Ryan Broyles – Nate Burleson was in a car accident this morning and broke his arm. He will be probably out 4-6 weeks and Broyles now will step in to be the #2 WR on this team that loves to pass.

Kenbrell Thompkins/Aaron Dobson – I put both NE WRs because Kimbrell is the better pick, but he may be taken already. Both should have above average games this week against a weak Falcons secondary.

Defenses

Indianapolis – Any team that is facing possibly the worst team in the league and arguably the worst QB in the league, in Jacksonville, will get the 1 week pickup okay from me.

Tennessee – Geno Smith is probably good for 2 turnovers, and unless you give up a bomb or 2, the Jets have a lot of trouble scoring. Titans have a top 10 type defense and are at home pushing to get to 3-1.

 

Starts: (outside of top 10 players of that position):

QBs

Michael Vick – The Eagles vs. Broncos could be the highest scoring game this year. Both teams want to go fast, both can score, and both have suspect pass defenses. This will be fun to watch.

Joe Flacco – We have seen Buffalo defense give up big games to Tom Brady, Cam Newton, and even Geno Smith. They are currently a team you definitely want your QB going against.

RBs

Frank Gore – I told you last week the Cowboys were going to make it a point to get Murray involved, he responded with 200+ yards and a TD, the same talk has been happening with Gore. Expect a big game.

Bernard Pierce – Ray Rice looks to be out again and Pierce, who struggled, but scored, last week, will get another crack at a 20+ carry game against a weak rush defense.

WRs

Hakeem Nicks – Just like Antonio Brown did, Nicks complained about not getting the ball. He’s the best WR on the Giants, but not playing like it. I expect Eli to force feed him early and often in a tough matchup.

Torrey Smith – Buffalo’s defense is susceptible to the long pass, which usually is a bad thing when you are facing a speedster like Smith. He may get behind them for 1 or 2 scores this week.

TEs

Kyle Rudolph – If Ponder can’t get Rudolph involved this week, then either Ponder needs to be replaced or you might as well keep Rudolph permanently on the bench until Minnesota puts Matt Cassel in.

 

Sits:

QBs

Eli Manning – Not only is the Giants line playing horrible right now, the Chiefs secondary is arguably the best in the league. With Berry, Flowers, and Smith back there, Eli will have few holes to fit the ball into.

Matt Schaub – Houston will have to go back to their style of last year and pound Seattle’s defense into submission because it could get ugly if Schaub is throwing 40+ times this week.

RBs

Ryan Mathews – He’s as talented as almost any other back in the league, but SD doesn’t trust him and he gives them reasons not to. He will face a tough Dallas defense this week so keep expectations low.

Benjarvus Green-Ellis – The starting RB job is slowly slipping away from the law firm as Bernard is getting more and more plays ran for him. Add that to the Brown tough run defense and this is a clear sit for BGE.

WRs

Cecil Shorts – Gabbert is back at the helm for Jacksonville and that’s never a good thing for WRs. The only hope is that Indy gets up big and Shorts gets some garbage points like last week.

Victor Cruz – I expect the Chiefs to put their best CB, Brandon Flowers, to shut down Cruz. Also, as I said earlier, I think Eli will try to get Nicks more involved this week.

TEs

Zach Miller – Houston LBs cover TEs well and Miller has been a disappointment despite the 2 TDs last week. He only has 69 total yards this entire tear.

That is your Fantasy Football Flash Week 4 info.

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