Fantasy Insight: Week 4
Sorry about the absence in writing this last week. Hopefully you all came away with W’s. I did, and in my league of importance, I now sit at 2–1.
Matthews had a big game against the Seahawks secondary this past weekend, so look for him to continue that success against a Houston defense that, although it was against Tom Brady, allowed a lot of big plays last game. Matthews leads the Titans in both targets and receiving yards through three games.
Crow has looked hardly startable in his first three games. Last week, Duke Johnson seemed to look like the best back on the Browns, but don’t hesitate. Crowell will bounce back this week against a Bengals team that can’t seem to figure anything out. He is still the lead back in Cleveland and has a history of coming up with big games at home.
I know Dalton has looked less than spectacular this year, but c’mon, he is playing the Browns who were just lit up by Jacoby Brissett. This may be a very hot take, but I expect both defenses to struggle in this matchup and allow a lot of points, hence the Crowell and Dalton confidence.
The Giants have looked bad, sure, but their secondary is still very potent. They allowed less than 200 yards to Carson Wentz last week, and the Eagles were throwing the ball for almost the entire fourth quarter. Plus, Winston isn’t doing so well at taking care of the football.
Marshall made 8 catches on 11 targets against the Eagles, but don’t feel like you need to start him because of the volume. Eli Manning threw the ball 47 times, and Philly was trying to take away the deep ball. Marshall no longer has the speed to make many big plays down the field, so don’t expect anything more than short, safe routes.
Carson has carved out a role as the main back in Seattle. However, he still had only 13 touches last week. He would’ve had a terrible fantasy day if not for a receiving touchdown, which is more likely to go to CJ Prosise. IF Prosise goes on Sunday night, expect him to assume more of a role than last week.
Defense and Kicker of the Week
This week I’ve gone with Green Bay defense (44% available in Yahoo!) and Wil Lutz of New Orleans (36% available).
Green Bay plays Chicago this Thursday. Jordan Howard is still banged up and will be on short rest, and Mike Glennon is somehow still quarterbacking for Chicago.
Wil Lutz is the kicker for a high scoring Saints team that faces off against the Dolphins this week in London. He will have plenty of PAT opportunities and maybe if the Saints offense still has some jet lag, they won’t be able to finish drives and will have to settle for field goals.
Good luck this week. Read more at The Crossover.