Fantasy Football Rankings Week 4

by Dan M | Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014

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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Week 4 fantasy football rankings.

QUARTERBACKS
1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees is averaging 287.7 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game. He has yet to have a monster game. That could change against the Cowboys.The Boys have allowed 250.3 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matty Ice is averaging 321.7 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. The Vikings have improved defensively, but look for Ryan and Julio Jones to have a big day.
3. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Foles is averaging 326 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Eagles offense continues to shine. He faces the 49ers who have already allowed seven passing TD’s.
4. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers is averaging 259.3 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. He should remain hot against the  Jaguars who have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 TD’s per game.
5. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck is averaging 304 yards and three touchdowns per game. He has added 54 yards and a score with his feet.
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is averaging 294.3 yards and a touchdown per game. He faces the Jets who have allowed seven passing TD’s.
7. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Cutler is averaging 250 ypg, but has thrown eight TD’s through three games.
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers is averaging 232.3 yards and 1.7 TD’s per game, but he had 346 yards and three TD’s against the Jets.
9. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo is averaging 224.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Saints in what should be a shootout. The Saints have allowed 278.3 passing yards per game.
10. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Cousins is averaging 338.5 yards and 2.5 touchdown’s  since taking over for RGIII. He faces the Giants who have allowed 258.3 passing yards per game.
The Next Batch
11. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers vs.  Eagles
12. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs Bucs
13. Eli Manning, Giants @ Redskins
14. Cam Newton, Panthers @  Ravens
15. Tom Brady, Patriots @ Chiefs
16. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Texans vs. Bills
17. Jake Locker, Titans @  Colts
18. Joe Flacco, Ravens vs. Panthers
19. Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins @ Raiders
20. Geno Smith, Jets vs. Lions
RUNNING BACKS
1. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte is averaging 93.7 total ypg andshould run wild on the Packers. The Pack have allowed 156 rushing yards and 2.7 rushing TD’s per game.
2. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Murray is averaging 149 total yards and a TD per game. The Saints have allowed 101.3 rushing yards per game.
3. Le’veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell is averaging 153.7 total yards per game.  The Bucs have allowed 125.3 yards and 1.3 TD’s per game on the ground.
4. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Lacy continues to struggle averaging just 50.3 total ypg without a TD.
5. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Shady is averaging 79.7 yards with just one TD through three games.
6. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
Jennings is averaging 127 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns through three games.
7. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster has 270 ty and a TD, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss last week.
8. Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs
Davis has 237 total yards and 3 TD’s  over the past two weeks while filling in for Jamaal Charles.
9. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Miller had 132 total yards last week against the Chiefs. The Raiders have allowed 158.7 rushing yards per game.
10. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Morris is averaging 84.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns.
11. Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers
Brown had 89 total yards last week. The Jaguars’ have league-worst run D allowing 160 yards and 1.3 TD’s per game.
12. Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints
Robinson had 69 yards last week against the Vikings. The Cowboys allow 110 rushing yards per game.
13. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Spiller is averaging 68 total yards and 0.7 TD’s.
14. Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
Bradshaw is averaging 88 total yards and a TD per game. The Titans have allowed 134.3 yards and 1.3 TD’s pg. .
15. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Thomas is averaging 57.3 ty and scored his first TD of the year last week. .
.The Next Batch
16. Reggie Bush,  Lions @ Jets
17. Chris Ivory, Jets vs. Lions
18. Frank Gore, 49ers vs Eagles
19. Matt Asiata, Vikings vs. Falcons
20. Chris Johnson, Jets vs.Lions
21. Doug Martin, Bucs @ Steelers
22. Steven Jackson, Falcons @ Vikings
23. Bernard Pierce, Ravens vs. Panthers
24. Joique Bell, Lions @ New York Jets
25. Fred Jackson,Bills @ Texans
TIGHT ENDS
1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham is averaging 84.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Look for a big performance against the Dallas Cowboys.
2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
Gronk is averaging just 38.7 yards through three games, but he has scored twice. Eventually he’s going to turn in a performance that will merit his draft position. Perhaps as soon as this week against the Chiefs.
3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Bennett is averaging 53.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns. He has scored in all three games. Bennett faces the Packers.
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 74.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He should remain hot against the Baltimore Ravens.
5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates came back to Earth last week, but is still averaging 61.7 yards and a TD per game. He should shine against the Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 TD’s per game. Four of their eight passing touchdowns allowed went to tight ends.
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Walker is averaging 77.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the Colts.
7. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins
Paul is averaging 84.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game.  He’s been heavily involved in the offense, which should continue this week against the  Giants.
8. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz is averaging 59 yards and 0.3 TD’s. He was quiet last week against the Washington Redskins, but should be back in the mix against the San Francisco 49ers.
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Witten has just 95 yards through three games, but he’s due to break out against the Saints. Last year Witten averaged 80.8 yards at home and 25.6 yards on the road. Look for him to get back on track.
10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Donnell is averaging 60.7 yards and 0.3 TD’s.He’ll face the Redskins this week.
The Next Batch
11. Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Patriots
12. Dwayne Allen, Colts vs.  Titans
13. Heath Miller, Steelers vs.Buccaneers
14. Charles Clay, Dolphins @  Raiders
15. Owen Daniels,Ravens @  Browns

KICKERS
1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
2. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
3. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
4. Shayne Graham, New Orleans Saints
5. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
6. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
7. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
8. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
9. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
10. Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears

WIDE RECEIVERS
1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Megatron is averaging 109.7 yards and 0.7 TD’s. He is facing a Jets team that has allowed seven passing TD’s on the year.
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Jones is averaging 121.7 yards and a touchdown per game. The Falcons are hurting at wide receiver so look for plenty of targets for Jones against the Vikings.
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez is averaging 82.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He has scored in each of the past two games. He will get plenty of work this week in a shootout with the Saints. The Saints have allowed 278.3 passing yards per game.
4. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Nelson is averaging 117 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He averaged 114 yards against the Bears last year. The Packers are struggling to run the football, which should mean a heavy dose of Aaron Rodgers and company.
5. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown is averaging 98.7 yards and a touchdown. He has had at least 90 yards each game. He faces the Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 261.7 yards and 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
6. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Jeffery (hamstring) returned to form as he dropped 105 yards on the Jets in Week 3. He is averaging 74.3 yards per game. Brandon Marshall is still dealing with an ankle injury, which means Jeffery should see extra looks against the Packers.
7. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Cobb is averaging just 42 yards per game, but he has three TD’s. Cobb scored a pair of touchdown’s last year against the Bears.
8. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Marshall tweaked his ankle last week, but he’s one of the toughest receivers in the league. He’s averaging 41.7 yards and 1.3 TD’s. Keep an eye on the injury report to make sure he’s good to go. Marshall had 181 yards and a pair of scores in two meetings with Green Bay last year.
9. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Maclin is averaging 98.7 yards and has scored a TD in all three games this year. He’ll look to stay hot against the 49ers. They have allowed seven passing scores this year.
10. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
Garcon is averaging 75.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He worked well with Kirk Cousins last week, catching 11 passes for 138 yards and a score. He takes on the Giants. The G-Men rank 22nd with 258.3 passing yards allowed per game.
11. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
Wallace is averaging 70.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He’s a strong play against the Oakland Raiders.
12. Julian Edelman,  Patriots
Edelman is averaging 86.7 yards and 0.3 TD’s. He’s about the only offensive player clicking for the Patriots. He faces KC who have allowed 6 passing TD’s.
13. Michael Crabtree, San Francis 49ers
Crabtree is averaging 62.3 yards and 0.7 TD’s per game. He has scored the past two weeks. He’ll look to extend that streak against the Eagles. Phily has allowed 280.3 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game.
14. Cordarrelle Patterson,  Vikings
Patterson is averaging 79.3 total yards and 0.3 TD’s. Teddy Bridgewater will lean on his playmaker against the Atlanta. The Falcons have allowed 262.7 pypg.
15. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Johnson is averaging 63.7 yards. He could break out against Buffalo. The Bills have allowed 267.3 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game through the air.
16. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
Allen is off to a slow start, but he has a couple of things going for him this week. San Diego’s running backs have been falling like flies so the passing game could be leaned on more heavily. The Jaguars have been a mess defensively. They have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game through the air.
17.  Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Cruz is averaging 63.7 yards per game. His production has improved each week. Cruz takes on the Redskins this week. He had 80 yards against them last year.
18. DeSean Jackson,  Redskins
Jackson is averaging 66 yards per game. He also clicked with Cousins to the tune of 117 yards and a score last week. Jackson has averaged 75.5 yards and six TD’s in eight career games against the G-Men.
19. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
Cooks is averaging 72.3 total yards per game. Dallas has allowed 250.3 yards and two touchdowns per game.
20. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Benjamin is averaging 62 yards and a TD’s per game. He’s facing the Ravens who have allowed 262.3 pypg.
The Next Batch
21. Vincent Jackson, Bucs at Steelers
22. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Bills
23. Steve Smith, Ravens vs. Panthers
24. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Titans
25. Golden Tate, Lions at Jets
26. Marques Colston, Saints at Cowboys
27. Sammy Watkins, Bills at Texans
28. Terrance Williams, Cowboys vs. Saints
29. Roddy White, Falcons at Vikings
30. T.Y. Hilton, Colts vs. Titans
31. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs.Panthers
32. Kendall Wright, Titans at Colts
33. James Jones, Raiders vs  Dolphins
34. Mike Evans, Bucs at Steelers
35. Markus Wheaton,  Steelers vs Bucs

DEFENSE
1. San Diego Chargers
2. Miami Dolphins
3. New England Patriots
4. Houston Texans
5. Carolina Panthers
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Baltimore Ravens
8. Indianapolis Colts
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Detroit Lions

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