Fantasy Football Minute: Week 4

Fantasy Football Minute: Week 4
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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 8:26pm

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Pass Happy

Philadelphia Eagles: We will ignore the obvious selection of Denver and go with their opponent here instead, since the Eagles will be forced to throw to keep up with the machine that is the Broncos offense. Good news for Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson owners, for sure. And don't worry, the Broncos aren't exactly great against the pass. And since LeSean McCoy is so involved in the pass game, we'll mention him here... great start for him too.

Solid Starts: Vick, McCoy, Jackson Sleeper: Jason Avant

Dallas Cowboys: This game could have 60 combined points. Really. The Bolts are dead last in terms of giving up fantasy points to opposing QBs. Owners of Tony Romo should be licking their chops. This is one of those weeks where he could easily throw 3+ TDs. Dez Bryant and Jason Witten should both light up the scoreboard in terms of receptions, yards and scores.

Solid Starts: Romo, Bryant, Witten Good Start: Miles Austin

Run Happy

Indianapolis Colts: The Colt coaching staff has to be excited to see the Jags on the schedule this week, what, with their new toy Trent Richardson just itching to break off huge runs. What better way to get pre-season like work than against a team that looks like they're still in the pre-season. Richardson could potentially be HUGE on Sunday, and could even give way to Ahmad Bradshaw (who looked spritely against SFO last week) in order to keep T-Rich fresh for Week 5.

Solid Start: Richardson Sleeper: Bradshaw

Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden owners should breathe a sigh of relief with the Redskins next up. D-Mac has looked terrible and needs to snap out of his funk before he loses carries to a converted fullback (Marcel Reece). The Skins are terrible against the pass but are almost as bad against the run. Expect a solid effort out of McFadden, with the potential for Reece to steal some PPR production as well. Also worth mentioning is Terrell Pryor and his ability to run. His matchup is cherry.

Solid Start: McFadden Good Start: Pryor Deep Sleeper: Reece

Bonus sleepers

Jake Locker (QB - TEN): We were about to write Locker off as a very mediocre QB with limited upside. But that limited upside is starting to grow a little bit after a solid Week 3 and what should be a pretty easy matchup against the Jets. Don't think he'll go for huge numbers but if your QB is named Newton or Rodgers and you're struggling to fill the position, Locker is worth the gamble and could pay off pretty big.

Danny Woodhead (RB - SDC): We're man enough to admit when we were wrong. We thought there'd be no way Woodhead would replicate the numbers he put up in the offensive machine of the Patriots. But even on the Bolts, he's finding ways to get the ball in his hands. In PPR formats he's pretty much become a weekly starter. And even in standard formats, he's worth a look... especially this week against Dallas.

Brandon Gibson (WR - MIA): Mike Wallace could still be nursing a sore groin and the aggressive Saints defense could limit the sharp route running Brian Hartline. That leaves Gibson, who himself has had a decent start to the season. He was stopped cold against Indy but was excellent in the other two contests. We like him a lot in what should be a decent shootout on Monday Night Football.

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