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Fantasy Round Up – Week 4

Week 4 of the NFL season is in the books, and FitzMagic came back to earth with a bump and a half didn’t he. Although not as exciting as the weekends that have gone before it, still had some impressive performances, some overtime points scoring, a position that looks cursed, and some young QBs looking epic.

Week 3 MVP

Mitchell Trubisky – 43.46

I don’t want to give it to a QB every week, but after throwing 5 TDs in the first half, it’s saying something when you end up disappointed that they didn’t equal Foles’/Mannings et al 7 TDs in a game record. I started writing this on Sunday morning, as I was convinced that nobody would be able to beat Jared Goff’s performance on Thursday evening, but I was very wrong.

A career game for Truth, who also threw for 354 yards as the Buccs as a whole were made to look a bit more like the Buccs everyone expected them to be. Just a shame that this will mostly have ended up on people’s benches, except in the largest of leagues.

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Notable mentions

Jared Goff (39.30) Alvin Kamara (36.10) Ezekiel Elliott (30.00)

Rookie Watch

Calvin Ridley got another two touchdowns, and 17.50 points, transforming Atalanta into a slick offensive unit after a year of being useless when nearing the Red Zone.

Baker Mayfield made his first start, and got 12.80 points. To go with his 295 yards and two TDs, he also had two picks and two lost fumbles. Hopefully he is less sloppy next week against a much better defence in Baltimore.

Josh Rosen can consider himself a bit unlucky not to have a win on his first start, making the Cardinals look better, but that is not much to compare to, to be fair. He shows promise, but also some ropey WRs, so I doubt will be picked up anywhere but in the deepest of leagues just yet.

Keke Coutee for the Texans looks like a hell of a Receiver if honest, and after missing the first three weeks with injury, brought in 11 catches for just under 11 points.

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Saquon Barkley got another 16 points, as he continues to impress, albeit behind an offensive line that will struggle to make gaps for him. Some difficult weeks ahead, against Carolina, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington before their bye week.

Dallas Goedert had a quiet week, but due to the TE crisis around the league, he might be being picked up in a few leagues this week. He continues to show boom and bust potential this season.

Previous mentions here, Philip Lindsay scored a TD, and got 13.90 points against Kansas City, whilst Will Dissly got injured.

Perfect Line Up

QB – Mitchell Trubisky (43.46)

RB1 – Alvin Kamara (36.10)

RB2 – Ezekiel Elliott (30.00)

WR1 – Cooper Kupp (28.20)

WR2 – Golden Tate (25.20)

TE – Jared Cook (23.00)

FLEX – Mike Davis (24.40)

K – Will Lutz (15.00)

D/ST – Green Bay Packers (23.00)                                                             Total – 248.36 Points

 

Lessons learnt/to learn

  • TE is cursed this year. Eifert broke his ankle, Engram is week to week, Hunter Henry didn’t start the season, Olsen is out with ankle knack, Doyle has hip injury, Delanie Walker is out for the season, OJ Howard has ligament damage, whilst rookie Dissly is also injured. Only Kelce, Cook, Ertz, Gronk and Jordan Reed are impressing and remain fit. You’ll probably be streaming a TE by this point.
  • Antonio Gates scored, and will be a red zone target for Philip Rivers, but looks…unathletic*
  • Winston is back for Tampa Bay, Desean Jackson owners to start moaning on twitter as his scores plummet etc
  • Are the Packers defence actually good this year? New co-ordinator and an average score of 10points a week, lets see how they do against a Lions offence that looked quite impressive at the weekend.
  • James Conner is showing why the Steelers need Le’Veon Bell back, with ever diminishing returns, but Earl Thomas’ injury shows why Bell will not come back without a mega contract in his back pocket…looks more and more like a huge Fantasy bust for anyone picking 2-4 in their Fantasy Draft
  • Week 4 means the return of those pesky kids who were slapped down with drug bans in the off season. Mark Ingram and Julian Edelman amongst the 11 or so players due to return.

 

*fat

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