Busts are a staple of every week in fantasy. You by no means know when a dud efficiency goes to come back, however it nearly at all times occurs. Fantasy soccer house owners can activate a dime when a prime participant lets them down, and that may make it arduous to belief that participant as a starter shifting ahead. (Simply ask Kenyan Drake house owners heading into Week four.) For that purpose, it is at all times necessary to analysis busts and sleepers so gamers do not get in your dangerous facet — particularly at first of the season.
Final week, our busts have been principally simply that. Phillip Lindsay and Aaron Jones did not do a lot at RB (although Lindsay’s ejection may need had one thing to do with that); Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck, and Andy Dalton all put up mediocre performances at QB; and move catchers like Jesse James, Keelan Cole, and Corey Davis all did poorly, as nicely. Typically, it is simple to identify a bust in a nasty matchup. Different occasions, it has to do extra with intestine feeling and potential sport circulate for all concerned.
Week four Rankings:
Quarterback | Operating Again | Vast Receiver | Tight Finish | D/ST | Kicker
It is at all times greatest to go together with guys which might be going to have a high-volume of alternatives in a considerably favorable matchup. There are some matchup proof studs, however apart from that, simply go together with what appears greatest. Do not belief gamers coping with accidents, guys who do not get sufficient targets, or worst of all, RBs in time shares. In the event you do, you could possibly end up on our “How You will Lose” listing for Week four. If attainable, goal a few of our sleepers as replacements for these busts, as that can assist to mitigate threat for gamers in robust matchups.
Week four fantasy soccer busts: Operating backs
Alex Collins, Ravens @ Steelers (Jacob Camenker). Buck Allen has gotten one-yard TDs in three consecutive weeks. If he continues to vulture these from Alex Collins, Collins’ upside shall be restricted. Contemplating that the Steelers have been the sixth-best protection in opposition to RBs this yr, Collins may need a tricky week forward of him.
James Conner, Steelers vs. Ravens (Vinnie Iyer). You are still beginning him due to touches, however this sport may have a ton of passing and the Ravens will hold him to below 80 yards from scrimmage.
Peyton Barber, Buccaneers @ Bears (Lutovsky). The Bucs don’t appear to love to run or verify down, and Barber is averaging solely 2.9 yards per carry. He’s due for a landing, however this matchup doesn’t encourage confidence.
Full Week four RB rankings
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Week four fantasy soccer busts: Quarterbacks
Kirk Cousins, Vikings @ Rams (Camenker). Cousins is on a brief week battling one of many hardest defenses within the NFL on the street. Although the group is coming off a nasty loss to the Payments, I don’t anticipate them having the ability to break down the Rams protection. Cousins could possibly be restricted consequently and shouldn’t be relied on as a QB1 this week.
Matthew Stafford, Lions @ Cowboys (Iyer). Detroit is morphing right into a extra full and balanced offense and the Cowboys have been nice in opposition to the move. Plus, the sport script will not require his common quantity.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buccaneers @ Bears (Lutovsky). Don’t be fooled by one other 400-yard, three-TD sport – Fitzpatrick wasn’t notably good final week. With Jameis Winston again and a brutal street matchup on faucet, Fitzpatrick shall be feeling the strain.
Full Week four QB rankings
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Week four fantasy soccer busts: Vast receivers
Chris Hogan, Patriots vs. Dolphins (Camenker). Hogan has recorded seven catches for 84 yards and two TDs in three video games. That’s not excellent, particularly because the TDs got here in glorified rubbish time in opposition to the Jaguars. With Josh Gordon doubtlessly hopping on board because the No. 1 receiver in Week four, Hogan’s function could also be diminished. Additionally, the Dolphins have been good in opposition to opposing receivers this yr, so Hogan’s outlook on this sport isn’t nice.
Alshon Jeffery, Eagles @ Titans (Iyer). He is simply getting back from a shoulder damage (if he can instantly be lively) and the Titans’ secondary has performed higher than you assume.
Marquise Goodwin, 49ers @ Chargers (Lutovsky). No Jimmy G? No Marqui G for me.
Full Week four WR rankings
Week four fantasy soccer busts: Tight ends
Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. 49ers (Camenker). This appears like a lure sport for Gates. The 49ers secondary is weak due to Richard Sherman’s damage and Gates is coming off his best outing of the yr (45 yards on three catches). That stated, if Rivers appears to be like extra to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, Gates might grow to be a TD dependent goal which might be dangerous information for his fantasy outlook.
Benjamin Watson, Saints @ Giants (Iyer). The Giants have been tough on the place and are extra susceptible to assault at cornerback, particularly if Eli Apple sits once more.
Dallas Goedert, Eagles @ Titans (Lutovsky). We’re not fearful about Tennessee’s lofty score vs. TEs, as they haven’t confronted many good ones. However Goedert’s not going to go off each week, and if Alshon Jeffery is again, that received’t assist.
Full Week four TE rankings
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Week four fantasy soccer busts: Defenses
New Orleans Saints @ Giants (Camenker). The Giants aren’t an amazing offense, however the Saints secondary has been woeful this season. A few TDs from Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard shall be all it takes to make this protection a non-factor.
Houston Texans @ Colts (Iyer). They’ve been doing nothing this yr past seven sacks in three video games and the Colts are having Andrew Luck get the ball out rapidly.
Full Week four D/ST rankings
Baltimore Ravens @ Steelers (Lutovsky). Baltimore has had one nice efficiency, one dud, and one respectable displaying. That stated, the Steelers have a fairly fine-tuned offense and are enjoying at dwelling, so avoiding the Ravens this week could be the good transfer.