Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings: 5 Top Touchdown Targets Sure to Score
When it comes to choosing your starting fantasy football wide receivers for each week, pass defense is the most important thing.
Sure, players like Brandon Marshall and Marques Colston are usually reliable. Do you really think they are going to put up the fantasy numbers you need to win your Week 4 when they are both going up against top five pass defenses, though?
Chances are they are both going to have average games.
With Week 4 starting up Thursday night, here are five top touchdown targets who have the best matchups and are sure to score in their games.
Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
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There wasn't a more heart-warming performance in Week 3 than Torrey Smith's.
After receiving the tragic news of his brother's death less than 24 hours before kickoff, Smith came out and had the best game of his career, catching six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Not only did Smith's courageous performance catch the nation's heart, but he also came up huge in fantasy football leagues.
This week the Baltimore Ravens are taking on the Cleveland Browns, who currently have the 27th-ranked passing defense in the league. Joe Flacco will continue to target Smith, and he will for sure find the end zone again for the second consecutive week.
Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
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Jennings was targeted a team-high 10 times and led all receivers with six receptions. He nearly found the end zone Monday night but stepped out of bounds just shy of the pylon.
This week, the Green Bay Packers will be going up against a New Orleans Saints defense that has been atrocious to say the least. The Packers pass-heavy offense should have a field day against the Saints, and Jennings should score at least once.
Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills
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No surprise here since Stevie Johnson has scored in each of the Buffalo Bills' games this year. Week 4 should be no different for him as the Bills take on the New England Patriots.
The Patriots have the 24th-ranked pass defense in the NFL, and they are coming off a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in which they allowed Joe Flacco to throw for over 380 yards.
Johnson is by far Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite receiving target. He has been targeted a team-high 26 times this season, which is 10 more than the next Bills receiver.
Johnson is a "must start" in all leagues until he stops scoring.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
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The Atlanta Falcons has been dominant three games into the season, averaging over 31 points per game.
A lot of that has to do with the fact that they have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL, led by Julio Jones. Jones is coming off a solid game in which he caught five passes for 67 yards and scored one touchdown.
This week the Falcons will be playing against the Carolina Panthers at home. The Panthers defense looked pathetic last week, as Eli Manning and the New York Giants torched them for 36 points.
Playing at home against a weak defense, expect Jones to have a field day against the Panthers secondary.
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In the Washington Redskins' first three games, each opposing team's top wide receiver has scored on them.
Week 1 it was Jimmy Graham for the New Orleans Saints. Week 2 it was Danny Amendola for the St. Louis Rams. Last week it was A.J. Green for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, chances are the Redskins defense is going to allow Vincent Jackson to score also.
Jackson is the Bucs' best wide receiver and has been targeted a team-high 27 times. The Redskins defense is currently ranked 30th in the league, and they are allowing over 337 passing yards per game.
There is no doubt in my mind that Jackson is a "must start" this week.