With the unexpected twist Week 4 has given us streamers are more important than ever. This article is here to guide you to the leftovers. The players that you can pick up after the waiver-wire, now that you know the Steelers and Titans will not be playing this week. I am sure that there are tons of holes to fill on many of your rosters, and these players should be able to do the patchwork for you this week.
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Vs Seattle Seahawks
Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming off of back-to-back great fantasy performances against the Bills and Jaguars. Both teams have a much better secondary than the Seahawks, and both teams have much worse offenses than the Seahawks. What does that mean? It means that this game should be high-scoring with points flying onto the scoreboard from both Wilson and Fitzpatrick, with no worries about a strong secondary or weak offense to slow it down. Fitzpatrick has to be the lock-in streamer of the week if you are choosing to go that route in 1 QB leagues.
@ Houston Texans
If Fitzpatrick is not available, and you are in a deeper league, then I highly recommend Kirk Cousins to put into your QB slot. Two out of three games this year he has been good for fantasy. He gets to go up against a secondary that has been giving up big week after big week. Then, you also have the added benefit of Deshaun Watson slinging the ball on the other side against a terrible Vikings’ defense, forcing Cousins to air it out. I think that Kirk will be extremely serviceable this week, with rather high upside.
Vs Atlanta Falcons
While MVS did not have a great game against the Saints, he will be going up against one of the best matchups for wide receivers on Monday Night Football. The Falcons’ secondary have seemingly taken COVID so seriously that they have chosen to practice social distancing against the other teams’ playmakers and receivers. With Devante Adams in question and Allen Lazard out, MVS will be thrusted into the #1 position. If this was any other defense, then I might be worried that Valdes-Scantling could not handle that responsibility, but against Atlanta, fire him up.
Vs Indianapolis Colts
Anthony Miller will finally get the benefit of having an actual QB throwing him the ball. With the benching of Mitchell Trubisky and the promotion of Nick Foles to the starting job, every single WR for the Bears gets an upgrade. The Colts’ secondary is also beat up, with CB Rock Ya-Sin questionable and safety Malik Hooker on IR. The Colts’ defense has overperformed due to favorable matchups and I love Anthony Miller this week to go off against this secondary. We saw that Minshew and his weapons had a great game in Week 1 against this team, and that was against a much better defense without any missing players. Expect a WR2 from the 45% rostered (Yahoo) Anthony Miller.
Jeff Wilson Jr.
Vs Philadelphia Eagles
With Raheem Moster still out, and Jerrick McKinnon banged up from the Giants game, Jeff Wilson has an amazing opportunity. We saw last week when Wilson was given the snaps in the second half he turned 3 receptions into 54 yards and a TD. He was also able to nab a red zone touchdown on the ground. This Eagles’ front is okay, but nothing special. If Wilson can get a bit of a boost to his snap count due to McKinnon’s injury, then I think that he easily slips into RB2 territory.
Vs Seattle Seahawks
This is a deeper league desperate play. Jordan Howard is the goal line back. No matter how well Gaskins seems to be doing, as soon as they are near the goalline Howard is put into the game. It is a huge risk to play Howard, but in a week with two teams postponing games, there are plenty of people in deeper leagues scrambling for an RB. Howard can easily put up 15+ points with the way that this game is trending. That trend being a shootout as both offenses are far superior to the opposing defenses.
@ Chicago Bears
Mo Alie-Cox has seemingly turned himself into a solid target for Philip Rivers, with or without Jack Doyle there. He has shown that he can be dominant in the passing game with his massive size and great speed. We have seen two straight fantasy-relevant weeks for Alie-Cox and I do not see that stopping against the Bears. With a good pass-rush and elite secondary, Rivers will be looking to his safety blankets in his TEs and RBs early and often. This means more targets for the big man out of Virginia Commonwealth. I love Alie-Cox as a starter for leagues who have lost Jonnu Smith due to the unexpected BYE.
Vs Baltimore Ravens
Logan Thomas continues his trend of extremely high target share from Dwayne Haskins. While Thomas has failed to do a ton with those targets, he will continue to be a viable safe play with TD upside as long as those targets continue. Not a top 12 TE for me; however, this is a crazy week and if you need a safe option that will not goose egg, then Logan Thomas is your man. He should be leaned on more in PPR leagues; however, I do not mind him in standard either.
Bonus Streaming Defense: Los Angeles Chargers
Yes, the Chargers let you down in their matchup against the Panthers. However, a big part of that was the offense turning the ball over and gifting great field position several times throughout the game. I think that the Chargers’ match up very well against the immobile Tom Brady and will be able to rattle off sack after sack. I also cannot see where the Bucs are going to find points in this game with Fournette, Godwin, and Miller all trending out. It will all be up to Ronald Jones and Mike Evans to produce, and I think that the Chargers’ D can handle it. A decently low-owned defense with elite talent all over.
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