Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings 2018

Welcome to the week 4 fantasy football rankings! The following rankings have taken into account all of the most recent injuries and break out performances from week 3 to best help you set your lineup in week 4. Use the rankings as your guide for stat sit decisions and good luck in week 4!

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  1. Patrick Mahomes, KC QB at DEN
  2. Tom Brady, NE QB vs. MIA
  3. Drew Brees, NO QB at NYG
  4. Philip Rivers, LAC QB vs. SF
  5. Matt Ryan, ATL QB vs. CIN
  6. Aaron Rodgers, GB QB vs. BUF
  7. Deshaun Watson, HOU QB at IND
  8. Andy Dalton, CIN QB at ATL
  9. Matthew Stafford, DET QB at DAL
  10. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB vs. BAL
  11. Carson Wentz, PHI QB at TEN
  12. Russell WIlson, SEA QB at ARI
  13. Eli Manning, NYG QB vs. NO
  14. Kirk Cousins, MIN QB at LAR
  15. Ryan Tannehill, MIA QB at NE

Philip Rivers has always been a great QB for fantasy purposes especially in plus matchups. This continues to be true in 2018 especially in week 1 where he faced the worst defense against the pass the Kansas City Chiefs and he torched them for 424 yards and 3 TDs. This week Rivers faces the San Francisco 49ers who are currently the 6th worst defense against the pass based on passing yards allowed per game (288 yards). I expect Rivers will again take advantage of this great matchup making him a top 5 option at QB in week 4. Fantasy Projection: 335 yards 3 TDs

Matt Ryan may have found a new favorite target in Calvin Ridley after he targeted him 8 times for 7 receptions and 3 TDs. This new found connection in the talented rookie will only help Matt Ryan and his fantasy production. Ryan had another incredible start in week 3 against the Saints where he threw for 374 yards and 5 TDs. With Devonta Freeman most likely missing another week and the emergence of Ridley alongside veteran Julio Jones I expect Ryan’s success to continue into week 4. Ryan is facing the Bengals, who historically have had a fairly stingy secondary, but so far this year they are the 9th worst defense against the pass on a passing yards per game basis (270 yards). This actually looks like a plus matchup for Ryan, one that will land him in the top 10 at the QB position in week 4. Fantasy Projection: 320 yards passing 2.5 TDs

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Running Back
  1. Alvin Kamara, NO RB at NYG
  2. Todd Gurley, LAR RB vs. MIN
  3. Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB vs. DET
  4. Melvin Gordon, LAC RB vs. SF
  5. Saquon Barkley, NYG RB vs. NO
  6. Kareem Hunt, KC RB at DEN
  7. David Johsnon, ARI RB vs. SEA
  8. Tevin Coleman, ATL RB vs. CIN
  9. Giovani Bernard, CIN RB at ATL
  10. James Conner, PIT RB vs. BAL
  11. Jordan Howard, CHI RB vs. TB
  12. Carlos Hyde, CLE RB at OAK
  13. Chris Carson, SEA RB at ARI
  14. Lamar Miller, HOU RB at IND
  15. Alex Collins, BAL RB at PIT

Ezekiel Elliot and the entire Cowboys offense have not looked very sharp so far this season and a lot of that has to do with injuries to the once amazing offensive line. Elliot has still managed to salvage his season with 2 TDs in 3 weeks and a performance in week 3 of over 125 yards rushing. Even though the offense looks slow I expect Elliott will be able to take advantage of the worst defense against the run in the Detroit Lions. The Lions defense have allowed 149 yards per game to opposing running backs and 3 TDs in 3 games this season. This is the perfect matchup for Elliott even if his O-line is beat up and the passing game is struggling. I expect Elliott will end up as a top 3 option at running back for week 4. Fantasy Projection: 111 yards rushing 1 TD 3 receptions for 15 yards.

It seems like the Seattle Seahawks have finally settled on allowing one running back to be the workhorse for their offense. In week 3 Chris Carson had 32 carries for 102 yards and 1 TD as well as 2 receptions for 22 yards. This amount of work is a top 5 fantasy RB kind of workload that will really help Carson stay in his groove and rack up point for fantasy owners. Not only does it appear like Carson is the feature back, but he is facing the Arizona Cardinals in week 4 who are the 4th worst defense against the run allowing 131 rushing yards per game. The Cardinals are also allowing the league most 5 TDs to runnings backs over the young season. Carson is ranked as the 13th best RB this week mainly due to concern over his workload as I am not sure if it will continue each and every week. Fantasy Projection: 60 yards rushing 1 TD

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Wide Receivers
  1. Michael Thomas, NO WR at NYG
  2. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR vs. NO
  3. Julio Jones, ATL WR vs. CIN
  4. Antonio Brown, PIT WR vs. BAL
  5. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR at IND
  6. Tyreek Hill, KC WR at DEN
  7. Keenan Allen, LAC WR vs. SF
  8. A.J. Green, CIN WR at CHI
  9. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR vs. KC
  10. Mike Evans, TB WR at CHI
  11. Allen Robinson, CHI WR vs. TB
  12. Davante Adams, GB WR vs. BUF
  13. T.Y. Hilton, IND WR vs. HOU
  14. Jarvis Landry, CLE WR at OAK
  15. Adam Thielen, MIN WR at LAR
  16. Kenny Golladay, DET WR at DAL
  17. Juju Smith-Schuster, PIT WR vs. BAL
  18. Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR vs. KC
  19. Will Fuller, HOU WR at IND
  20. Calvin Ridley, ATL WR vs. CIN
  21. Tyler Lockett, SEA WR at ARI
  22. Stefon Diggs, MIN WR at LAR
  23. Nelson Agholor, PHI WR at TEN
  24. Mike Williams, LAC WR vs. SF
  25. Sterling Shepard, NYG WR vs. NO

Calvin Ridley was a fantasy stud in week 3 catching 7 of his 8 targets for 146 yards and 3 TDs making him the number 1 fantasy WR for the week. I don’t believe that this pace is sustainable for the entirety of the season, but I do believe that Ridley will continue to be utilized and has the talent to be a startable asset. Ridley is facing the Bengals secondary this week who are the 10th worst against opposing receivers on a passing yards per game basis. The Bengals are allowing 282 yards per game receiving as well as 6 TDS over the young 2018 season to receivers. This is a great matchup for Ridley who should continue to see plenty of targets opposite of Julio in week 4. Fantasy Projection: 6 receptions 55 yards 1 TD

While number 1 receiver Doug Baldwin has been out due to injury, Tyler Lockett has been having a strong fantasy campaign in 2018 with 12 receptions for 196 yards and 3 TDs. Lockett has always been a big play machine, but now that he is a bigger part of the offense he is much more a WR2/Flex consideration each week. This week Lockett faces the Arizona Cardinals defense who are 11th worst against receivers giving up 276 yards per game. The Cardinals are also allowing an average of 12 yards per catch which is the 10th highest in the NFL in 2018. When looking at the best matchups for Lockett the Cardinals have to be considered top 10 especially due to their average yards per reception being higher than most. Fantasy Projection: 4 receptions 61 yards .5 TD

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Tight Ends
  1. Rob Gronkowski, NE TE vs. MIA
  2. Travis Kelce, KC TE at DEN
  3. Zach Ertz, PHI TE at TEN
  4. Jimmy Graham, GB TE vs. BUF
  5. George Kittle, SF TE at LAC
  6. Jared Cook, OAK TE vs. CLE
  7. O.J. Howard, TB TE at CHI
  8. Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE at LAR
  9. Trey Burton, CHI TE vs. TB
  10. Eric Ebron, IND TE vs. HOU
  11. Vance McDonald, PIT TE vs. BAL
  12. David Njoku, CLE TE at OAK

Vance McDonald had a monster week 3 catching 4 balls for 112 yards and 1 TD. McDonald looks to be a more explosive receiver than his counter part Jesse James, even scoring his TD on a 75 yard catch and run. I expect McDonald will continue to be utilized in the passing game more than Jesse James and always has the potential to score a TD or break a big play. McDonald faces the Ravens this week which are the second best team against opposing receivers which is why McDonald is ranked at number 11 this week. Fantasy Projection: 3 receptions 45 yards .5 TDs.

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