If you are clicking to make last minute lineup decisions and are looking for a start from tonight’s game, you came to the wrong place. I do have a recommended sit for tonight’s game which we will get to a little later. The media is reporting that the next game or two are very important for his employment status. A win at home on Thursday just has to be a must for Gase. There isn’t a better spot for the Jets to get a win left on the schedule. If Gase doesn’t win this one, he might as well pack up his office before he goes home. I understand that a lot of players came to Gase’s defense after their on Sunday, but I know that he can’t be super popular in the locker room. It’ll be interesting to see if the full team rallies around him and puts on an inspired effort. Hear are your start/sits for week 4!
Joe Burrow is the real deal, even if his offensive line isn’t. I’ve been encouraged since watching him in week 1 against the Chargers, but the last couple of weeks, the fantasy points have caught up with his potential. Burrow has made comments that he is not used to losing, and following the umm… momentum of a tie, he will be salivating to perform in a winnable game against Jacksonville. Jacksonville is on the bottom half of the league against the pass this season and 28th against quarterbacks in fantasy. That includes a matchups against Ryan Fitzpatrick and Philip Rivers.
Sorry to keep stacking this game. It’s not even the last one. I can’t help it, I just want you to get fantasy points! While the Jaguars looked bad against Miami, James Robinson didn’t. I must confess before the season started, I told my Razzball writing compadres to stop wasting their time trying to figure out the Jaguars’ backfield but it turns out that I was the one wasting my time not digging in.
Robinson has two straight games with at least 100 all purpose yards and he scored twice last Thursday. The Jaguars’ only points. With the Jaguars maybe missing Chark again, Robinson is the most dangerous weapon in this offense. Cincinnati is 31st in yards given up in the running game and although Miles Sanders didn’t get a ton of touches last week, he did almost get to 100 yards on the ground. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt feasted the week before. Teams can run all over the Bengals.
The status of Cam Akers is pretty uncertain when it comes to Sunday against the Giants. This should lead to at least one more week of Darrell Henderson dominating the touches in the backfield. Even if Akers suits up, I still feel comfortable rolling out Henderson after last week’s performance against the Bills. I’ve previously written that I think Cam Akers puts at least a cap on Henderson’s rest of season potential, but this week should be another big Henderson week against the Giants.
This is the final portion from the Bengals and Jaguars game, I promise. After a slow week 1, Boyd has really gotten it going since. Boyd has 21 targets over the past two weeks and A.J. Green has 19 targets the last two weeks and Green doesn’t have much to show for them. Boyd on the other hand, caught 10 passes for 125 yards last week. The rest of the reasons to start Boyd can be found in the Joe Burrow segment. I love this stack.
Fuller has at least 15 fantasy points in each of the two games that he has started this season. He is almost a must play when he is healthy in any format. Deshaun Watson and co. draw Minnesota this week and Minnesota has been awful against the pass so far this season. With the struggles in the Minnesota secondary, I expect Fuller to bust at least one big one this week.
Schultz has seen 16 targets over the past two weeks since the Cowboys lost Blake Jarwin. Opportunity is exactly what you want to see out of a cheap tight end option against Cleveland. Cleveland is 30th against tight ends so far this season and although Schultz may be the 4th option in the passing game for Dallas, I’m willing to roll the dice on him in what should be another day of volume for Dak.
There isn’t a really easy pick for a quarterback sit this week. There are a lot of great matchups for quarterbacks this week. I would have leaned with sitting Tom Brady this week, but Melvin Ingram landed on the IR and the Chargers are traveling across the country. So Carson Wentz it is. He has looked pretty bad so far and a good portion of his fantasy points last week came from a desperation touchdown scramble at the end of the game against the Bengals. Although San Francisco is pretty beat up, I don’t think this is the week that Wentz turns it around.
Myles Gaskin can get points in the passing game, but I’m not comfortable enough to roll him out against the Seahawks this week. Surprisingly, the Seahawks are 2nd best in the league in rushing yards allowed with 66.7 per game. I really do like Gaskin, but I’m looking for a different option this week. On the bright side, Brian Flores has said a lot of great things about Gaskin this week, so he has that going for him.
Marquise Brown had a 100 yard game in week 1 and has been silenced since. It’s been tough sledding in the passing game the last couple of weeks for the Ravens, although they didn’t really need it against Houston in week 2. If the Washington Football Team offers anything at all, it is their defense against the pass. They give up 209 yards per game through the air so far through three games.
I don’t necessarily hate Noah Fant this week, I just don’t know what to expect out of *checks notes* Brett Rypien. I suspect that this game is going to be ugly for both offenses. This feels like a big Melvin Gordon game if the Broncos are able to get out to an early lead. I love Fant, but I don’t want to leave Thursday night with a low score in my TE spot.