NFL Week 4 Recap

3 Oct 2018 - 9:13pm | DFS_Tom | Updated: 9 Oct 2018 - 8:08pm | Likes: 19 Like 
NFL Week 4 Recap

Another week of NFL action is in the books and we are truly getting a good look at what each team has to offer this season. There was a ton of offensive production this week, so you should be rostering many of these players in your season-long fantasy leagues and targeting them in DFS if that is your cup of tea.

Vikings at Rams

We started off the week with an electric game where we saw tons of scoring. Both Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff threw for over 400 yards, with Cousins going for three touchdowns and Goff going for five touchdowns. This game was all about the offense, specifically the receivers. The Rams had Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods all over 100 yards receiving and at least one touchdown. For the Vikings, they had their dynamic duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs who were also both over 120 yards. Todd Gurley also did his thing with over 100 combined yards and over 20 total touches. One thing to be noted is how bad Dalvin Cook has been this season. He finished with 10 carries for 20 yards, further continuing his early season struggles.

Bengals at Falcons

This was another high scoring game which had plenty of fantasy value. Andy Dalton and Matt Ryan both had over 330 yards and three touchdowns apiece. The story for the Falcons was yet again, Julio Jones didn’t come away with a touchdown. He did finish with a 9/173/0 stat line, which is a very solid fantasy week. Calvin Ridley continued his offensive explosion, with another two touchdowns. Mohammed Sanu came away with over 100 yards and is still too cheap in DFS. Tyler Boyd was the most targeted receiver for the Bengals with 15, finishing with an 11/100/0 stat line. AJ Green didn’t have a massive game but came away with the game-winning touchdown in the final few seconds. Joe Mixon didn’t play, but he might be ready for this week’s game, just need the final few injury updates later in the week.

Buccaneers at Bears

I’ll be perfectly honest, I didn’t think Mitch Trubisky was capable of putting up the numbers he did last week. He had 354/6/0 stat line, which helped many people significantly, in DFS. I personally was not on him, but he did spread the ball around a good bit, which is hopefully a good sign moving on. Tarik Cohen, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton, Allen Robinson, and Joshua Bellamy all had receiving touchdowns. It was all Bears in this one from start to finish but the news from the Buccaneers side of things was the fact they pulled Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of Jameis Winston, in his first game back from suspension. It will be Winston moving forward starting this week.

Texans @ Colts

The Texans were able to come away with their first win of the season, but it took a bit of overtime to get there. It appears Andrew Luck is “OK” after throwing for over 450 yards and four touchdowns. He spread the offense around a bit, with two going to Nyheim Hines, one to Zach Pascal and one to Eric Ebron, who will have his role set as long as Jack Doyle is out. The Colts didn’t have much of a running game, which is a trend we should see for most of the year. TY Hilton did get hurt in this game and won’t be playing Thursday night. For the Texans, Deshaun Watson had a 375/2/1 stat line, which is what we should be getting from him in most weeks. He isn’t an amazing accurate QB, so an interception per game is probably what we’re in for. DeAndre Hopkins had a massive 10/169/1 stat line, while rookie Keke Coutee made his debut with an 11/109/0 stat line. Will Fuller continues his on-field connection with Watson, pulling in another touchdown in this game.

Browns @ Raiders

This was another game which went to overtime, where a team came away with their first win of the season. That team was the Raiders, who were on the friendly end of a late-game call. Rookie Baker Mayfield stumbled a bit with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The one surprising thing for the Browns offense was another rookie, Nick Chubb, who had only three rushing attempts for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Jarvis Landry was targeted 10 times but only finished with four catches for 34 yards and a touchdown. Derek Carr put up a 437/4/2 stat line in what was a significant comeback victory. We saw Marshawn Lynch rush for over 100 yards for the first time this season on 20 attempts but no touchdown. We had Amari Cooper put up over 100 yards for the second time in three weeks, which only continues the potential production roller coaster he brings. Jared Cook is clearly the favorite target I this offense coming away with an 8/110/2 stat line, pushing him towards the up tier of tight ends this season.

Saints @ Giants

This game really wasn’t all that it was hyped up to be, at least in my opinion. It had an over-under around 54, it ended with 51, but it just didn’t feel that explosive. I think part of the reason it didn’t feel that great from a fantasy perspective is due to the fact it all came from one player. The Saints had four field goals in the first half then Alvin Kamara did his thing and had all three of their touchdowns in the second half. Brees threw for only 217 yards, while Michael Thomas ended with just four catches for 47 yards. On the Giants side of things, Sterling Shepard was the standout for their offense with 10 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. OBJ was held in check with only 60 yards, while Saquon Barkley had only 44 yards on the ground.

Chiefs @ Broncos

Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a comeback win, giving them a 4-0 record to start the season. He had over 300 yards in the air, one passing touchdown, and one rushing touchdown. Kareem Hunt turned around his slow start, with 19/121/1 on the ground and 3/54/0 in the passing game. Tyreek Hill had a very modest 9/54/0 game, while Travis Kelce was the team’s leading receiver with 7/78/1 stat line. For the Broncos, it was much of what we saw in the last two games, not a whole lot of offense. Only two offensive touchdowns, both of which came on the ground one by Phillip Lindsay and one by Royce Freeman. Case Keenum simply isn’t getting it done for the Broncos on offense and this makes his third straight game without a touchdown. 

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