• Jace Sime

WEEK 4: Starts of the Week





Hurts has been a solid fantasy QB so far this season, finishing as a top 10 QB all 3 weeks. His streak should continue this sunday as the Eagles host the Chiefs, who's defense has been among the leagues worst. KC has given up 28 points per game to the QB position which should lead to a fantasy payout to any manager starting Hurts this week.


Darnold has been adjusting quite well with his new home, leading the Panthers to a 3-0 start to begin the season. Although he faces a much improved Cowboys defense this weekend, they've still been giving up 23 points a game to opposing QB's. A lot of that has been gamescript, as the Cowboys get big leads requiring their opponents to air it out and that should work for Darnold as well, who's been averaging 23 points a game himself and just came off a top 5 finish against Houston. If Darnold can put up over 20 on the Saints defense, he should easily be able to do it against Dallas.





The Seahawks have been absolutely atrocious so far against runningbacks. I think we can all agree if your RB got 28 points, you'd be pretty excited? Well Seattle has been averaging 28 points per game to the RB position. Whoever ends up getting the start in SF this week, whether it's Sermon or Mitchell, should be in line for a strong outing.


An intriguing player to follow right now, Moss has seen his workload in the Buffalo offense increase from 28% to 57% of the RB room. He has since turned that increased opportunity into two top-16 performances and is averaging 15.5 points in half PPR. This weekend, he has a fantastic matchup against a Texans team that's been forfeiting 22 points per game to opposing RB's. Moss might not sustain his fantasy output all year, but he should certainly sustain it this weekend.





It's hard to trust an offense led by a rookie QB, especially when that team has been struggling. There's one exception though, and that is Volume + Matchup, which is exactly what we have here. Meyers is seeing an astonishing 48% of WR targets and goes up against a Bucs defense that has surrendered more fantasy points to WR's than any other team in the league. The Pats will be playing from behind and Mac will be forced to air it out. I see Meyers being the big beneficiary of that situation.


Davis is an immensely talented WR who found himself as the WR1 on a rebuilding Jets offense. After coming out the gates hot with a top 5 fantasy finish, he scaled back in weeks 2 and 3 while Wilson was tossing more picks to opposing defenses than any other QB. Those were tough matchups though and this week they find themselves facing a Titans team that's extremely vulnerable through the air. I see a big bounce back game in store for Davis this week.





Fant has been a good fantasy option this year, posting a top 10 performance in 2 of his 3 games. Although he had a rough week last Sunday, he has a very favorable matchup this week in the Ravens who average 14 points per game to opposing TE's. In what should be a higher scoring game, I have a hard time seeing a path in which Fant doesn't end up a top 10 TE again this week.


The TE6 on the season, Thomas has been a solid and stable option for the Football Team and a target favorite of Heineke. He's posted two top 11 performances so far and should be ready for another big week as they take on the Atlanta Falcons who have given up the 5th most points to fantasy TE's this year. Demanding 20% of the teams receiving target share, he should be a great play for managers on Sunday.

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