Fantasy Show Outs, Let Downs and Sleepers
Week four was another great week of football in the NFL, starting with the Thursday night game between the Vikings and Rams. It was a throwing battle between these two teams, and if you had any receiver or either of the two QBs, I’m sure you were happy! It was confirmed this week that Fitz has indeed lost his magic. Jameis Winston will now be the starter after the Bucs return from their bye week. The Eagles lost a tight one in the final seconds to the Titans who now are on a two-game winning streak after beating the Jaguars and Eagles respectfully. The Patriots bounced back like we all knew they would by beating the then-undefeated Dolphins.
We cannot fail to mention the Browns, who put up 42 (!) and lost… Baker Mayfield did all he could, it is time for the defense to show up and not allow the Raiders to score 45 against them. The Steelers looking like they need Le’Veon Bell more than they initially believed so. Their offense only managed to put up 14 points in the second quarter against the Ravens at home. It is starting to look like there are problems in Pittsburgh. Lastly, will Patrick Mahomes EVER throw an interception this season? If you haven’t watched him yet, make sure you do next week against the Jaguars.
Goff was stellar on primetime football Thursday as he won the shootout with the Vikings. Goff threw for 465 yards while completing 26 of his 33 pass attempts and who can forget about his five touchdowns to four different receivers. Coach Sean McVay and the Rams are looking unstoppable as they head into Seattle for their week four matchup. The Seahawks will be missing Earl Thomas III out on the field this week which may lead to some holes in their defense. According to ESPN Fantasy Football Leagues, Goff is available in 31 percent of leagues.
Bortles posted arguably his best game of the season so far as he threw for 388 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets on Sunday. If Jacksonville wants another shot at the playoffs this year, Bortles has to keep slinging the pigskin well. The Jags have a tough one coming up with traveling to Kansas City to face the Red Hot Chiefs. Bortles wouldn’t be my QB1 playing in that atmosphere, but if Jags want this victory, he needs to show up.
Let Down: Odell Beckham Jr.
OBJ hasn’t been able to get it going this year still waiting on his first touchdown reception of the season for the Giants. After just posting seven receptions for 60 yards on Sunday, OBJ must be itching to break out that celebration he has been waiting for. It is tough to tell who to blame, but there was no reason why Eli Manning should not have found success against that pitiful Saints defense. You have to keep OBJ in that starting line up because you know he is due soon.
Trubisky has himself a day by throwing six touchdowns against the Buccaneers Sunday. It seems like the Bears are starting to figure it out as they improve to 3-1 on the season. This was Trubisky’s first breakout game of the season, but if he continues this pace and Khalil Mack keeping doing Khalil Mack things, this team is scary. If you in need of a quarterback, Trubisky is available in 80.5% of ESPN leagues.
Hines is a heavy sleeper with protentional. He had the most receptions on Sunday with nine going for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Hines shows more upscale protentional with TY Hilton being banged up and the Colts needed someone to give the ball to. Hines is available in 84.4 percent of ESPN leagues. He would be a FLEX option at best for week five.