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NFL Fantasy Start Em, Sit Em: 20 Players to Start or Sit in Week 4

Who should start and sit this week for your NFL Fantasy team? There are many options in Fantasy Football, but Jason Radowitz gives you the best idea of who you should start or sit for NFL Week 4 games.
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NFL Fantasy Start Em, Sit Em: 20 Players to Start or Sit in Week 4

it's been a pretty inconsistent three weeks in fantasy football. For example, DeVonta Smith had no catches in the season's first week but finished with the most points for wide receivers last week. Who will put on that type of performance in Week 4? Here's a list of players you should start and sit for Week 4 of the NFL season.

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Quarterbacks To Play in Week 4

1. Jared Goff, Detroit Lions

2. Cooper Rush, Dallas Cowboys

Jared Goff has thrown for at least 215 yards in his first three games. He's also thrown at least one touchdown in each game. Against the Commanders, he threw for four touchdowns and has been very consistent with this Lions offense. This is one of Goff's highest projected matchups, and he won't disappoint. On the other hand, Cooper Rush has thrown 31 attempts in back-to-back games and won both games. He doesn't have a huge ceiling but has a solid floor. He won't make many mistakes and has been protected well by the offensive line. Rush faces a Washington secondary that has struggled a ton this year. Why not give Rush a try if you're desperate?

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Quarterbacks To Sit in Week 4

3. Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders

4. Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints

5. Matt Ryan, Indianapolis Colts

This is almost identical to my list last week. Carson Wentz started the season well, but I advised not to get baited. He had just 211 yards passing with no touchdowns against the Eagles. Dallas will be just as hard to perform against. Meanwhile, Jameis Winston is back to throwing interceptions. He's thrown five in his last two games. I'm not going to want to roster that. And then there's Matt Ryan, who threw two touchdowns last week but will be very consistent this year, There are so many other quarterbacks that have much more potential than Ryan.

Running Backs To Play in Week 4

6. Alexander Mattison, Minnesota Vikings

7. James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

8. Breece Hall, New York Jets

If Dalvin Cook misses Week 4, Alexander Mattison is a must-play if he's given the starting role. The Vikings are usually consistent in the run game and wouldn't miss a beat with Mattison in the game instead of Cook. I had Robinson on my list last week, and he produced with 17 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes. Robinson now has a touchdown in every single game this season, and with the way Jacksonville is playing, that could continue in Week 4. Breece Hall has seen at least nine targets in two of three games. If Zach Wilson returns for the Jets this week, look for Hall to be even more involved in the offense as they try to get Wilson comfortable under center again.

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Running Backs To Sit in Week 4

9. Damien Harris, New England Patriots

10. Melvin Gordon, Denver Broncos

Harris has found the end zone in the last two weeks. However, he's only playing about 40% of the snaps for the Patriots. His volume is too weak. You're hoping he scores a touchdown, or he'll be a bust. On the other hand, Gordon is splitting carries with Javonte Williams. However, Williams is getting most of the targets while Gordon isn't. Last week, he had five catches on six targets, but before that, he had just three targets in two games. Don't let that one game fool you.

Wide Receivers To Play in Week 4

11. Romeo Doubs, Green Bay Packers

12. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens

Bateman only saw four targets in Week 3 against New England. However, he still gained 59 yards on the day. Before that game, Bateman was averaging a touchdown per game. He's also averaged about 28 yards per catch this season. You figure that this Ravens-Bills game will be a shootout. Bateman can get behind an inexperienced secondary and have success.

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Wide Receivers To Sit in Week 4

13. Curtis Samuel, Washington Commanders

14. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs

15. Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

Garrett Wilson has seen 32 targets in three weeks this season. But now Zach Wilson will likely return, and Garrett Wilson is considered questionable to even play this week. Garrett has a lot of potential, but I'd be nervous playing Garrett with the return of Zach Wilson. I have to see Wilson's connection before I'm comfortable.

Tight Ends To Play in Week 4

16. Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers

17. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams

Gerald Everett only hauled in two catches last week but still saw six targets. As Justin Herbert gets healthier, Everett will be a significant portion of this Chargers offense. Meanwhile, Tyler Higbee has seen 24 targets in three weeks. He's also earned more than 60 yards in his last two games.

Tight Ends To Sit in Week 4

18. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills

19. Tyler Conklin, New York Jets

20. Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders

Knox is already listed as questionable. But what's more uncertain is his target share. In Week 1, he played 86% of the snaps, but now he's playing about 70% of the snaps. He's also been targeted nine times through the last two games. Maybe Knox isn't a big portion of the Bills' offense after all. Until I see him produce, I want nothing to do with him this week.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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