Slate’s Love/Hate for Week 4 Fantasy Football

Sorry about missing last week’s post on my Love/Hate. I was caught up with some things with school and was unable to post anything.

But, here we are entering Week 4. The normal players are putting up outstanding numbers (See Welker, Brady, McFadden, and Megatron). Though, there are some other players that are producing from under the radar (See Olsen, D. Henderson, Daniel Thomas). This week should produce some amazing numbers as the better players are going against weak defenses, and major players are hurt (See Miles Austin and Marques Colston). Check back after the break as I reveal my Love/Hate for Week 4.

Love

Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Owned: 99.7%
Not much to be said for a guy with 1000 yards and 9 TDs through 3 games. The Cowboys are 12th in terms of opponents passing yards, but so far it seems as though Stafford is unstoppable with Megatron and Pettigrew at his side.

Calvin Johnson WR Detroit Owned: 100%
You shouldn’t sit him, ever!

Philip Rivers QB San Diego Owned: 100%
Ok so 6 picks doesn’t look good for a QB, but what does look good is playing against Miami’s horrid secondary. The Dolphins are a field day for any opposing QB. My advice: start Rivers no matter what.

Matt Forte RB Chicago Owned: 100%
So Forte has yet to put up outstanding numbers with the run, but he has 22 catches for 300 yards. Mix those stats with a week Carolina defense and you have a fantasy marvel.

Eric Decker WR Denver Owned: 41.8%
With Nick Collins out for the season, the deep threat coverage for the Packers is ailing. Lloyd will be drawing coverage from Woodson so expect Orton to look for Decker all game.

Hate

Jahvid Best RB Detroit Owned: 99.8%
2.9 yards/carry mixed with Dallas’ #2 run defense. Sit him unless you have no depth at RB.

Anyone on the Cowboys not named Jason Witten
See Detroit Lions.

Davone Bess WR Miami Owned: 5.9%
I was asked to include lower percentage players for our 20-30 team leagues, so here’s one. He plays for Miami and his name isn’t Daniel Thomas or Brandon Marshall, so sit him.

Kellen Winslow TE Tampa Bay Owned: 78.7%
He has yet to practice all week, and the Colts are actually good against the TE. I would go with another TE here, unless you have to.

Sleepers

Jeremy Shockey TE Carolina Owned: 6.8%
Chicago’s Cover 2 has flaws in it, in which QB’s can continually check down to tight ends. Shockey is #2 behind Olsen, but expect Newton to hit them both, a lot.

Marshawn Lynch RB Seattle Owned: 76.4%
See Atlanta’s run defense (20th in the league). Also see Seattle’s passing game, or lack there of.

Topics: Calvin Johnson, Dallas Cowboys, Davone Bess, Eric Decker, Fantasy Football, Jahvid Best, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Matt Stafford, Megatron, Philip Rivers

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