Fantasy Football: Week 4 NFL Player Breakdowns By Matchup

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Fantasy Football: Week 4 NFL Player Breakdowns By Matchup
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Is Mark Sanchez a good start in Week 4?

Week four brings us more interesting fantasy football matchups, as well as the loss of some big impact players with bye weeks. Just visit our Bye Week Saviors and Waiver Wire columns to get some advice in that department.

 

For all the fantasy game matchups and player breakdowns, however, this is the hot spot. Read on for breakdowns for every major fantasy option, as well as individual ratings for week four:

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills

QB Mark Sanchez- Sanchez is looking better each week, and against the Bills, he may not be a bad QB2 option. ***

RB Shonn Greene- Greene still isn’t getting enough carries to warrant a start just yet. **

RB LaDainian Tomlinson- LT doesn’t look to be slowing down. Keep him in the lineup as he is finding ways to score. ***

WR Braylon Edwards- It’s hard to predict on what Edwards will do. Other than a 67 yard touchdown, he didn’t’ do much Sunday night. Keep him benched for now.  ***

WR Jerricho Cotchery- Cotchery still isn’t getting the looks from Sanchez that we’d like to see out of a WR3, or even Flex spot. **

TE Dustin Keller- Keller is a big reason why Sanchez has been successful Keller is becoming a safe start. ****

New York Defense- The Jets defense is very tough, despite struggling against Miami. I say they are a good start against the Bills, however. ****

Key Note- Kris Jenkins (NT) for the Jets is out for the season.

Darrelle Revis (CB) may be out another week with a strained hamstring.


QB Ryan Fitzpatrick- While he didn’t look too bad, he still turned the ball over. He’s an intriguing pick up as a QB2 in deeper leagues, though. **

RB C.J. Spiller- I’m still keeping Spiller benched for now, but he’s found a spot at least getting receptions in the offense. Keep an eye on him weekly. **

RB Marshawn Lynch- He’s been effective the last two weeks, but still hasn’t scored a touchdown. He’s a risky start, but not a bad Flex option. **

RB Fred Jackson- Looks like the Bills are trying to showcase Lynch. Keep Jackson benched for now. *

WR Lee Evans- He did get passes his way, but doesn’t have a reliable enough QB to start right now. ***

WR Steve Johnson- Johnson had a nice week 4, and is worth a pickup in very deep leagues. Don’t start still, however. *

TE Johnathan Stupar- He saw a few passes but it didn’t amount to much. He’s not worth a pickup in any league. *

Buffalo Defense-  Buffalo’s defense is what’s keeping them out of games. Bench here, if you even have them on your team. *

 

Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans

QB Kyle Orton- Orton is making plays regardless of the defense he’s facing. I like him as a soldi QB2 despite Tennessee’s pass defense.  ***

RB Knowshon Moreno- Moreno will most likely be out against the Titans as well. *

RB Laurence Maroney- He’s having to step up with Moreno out, but still doesn’t have much fantasy value as of this moment. **

RB Correll Buckhalter- In deep PPR leagues, Buckhalter is worth an add as a Flex player. **

WR Eddie Royal- Royal wasn’t productive in week 3, but he was still targeted nine times. ****

WR Jabar Gaffney- Gaffney had 12 catches for 140 yards, however, it won’t happen weekly. He’s still not a bad Flex option. ***

WR Brandon Lloyd- Lloyd just keeps getting receptions. If you have him, put him as your WR3, or Flex until he slows down. ***

WR Demaryius Thomas- I still like Thomas even with all of the weapons Denver has. He’s got excellent down field ability. ***

TE Daniel Graham- He had just over 50 yards in 3 games. Stay away. *

Broncos Defense- Denver isn’t bad against the run, but they still have to face Chris Johnson. Sit this week until they show some consistency. **

 

QB Vince Young- Young just doesn’t throw the ball enough to warrant a fantasy start. *

RB Chris Johnson- Johnson got back to form in week 3. He’s always a safe start. *****

RB Javon Ringer- He’s a handcuff for Johnson, but there’s limited value. *

WR Nate Washington- With Young as his quarterback, there’s no telling what kind of production he’ll have. Sit unless Kerry Collins starts to play. **

WR Justin Gage- Again, Young is holding his receivers back. Sit Gage if you even have him. **

WR Kenny Britt- Britt managed a touchdown and looks to be out of the doghouse. But the story is still that Vince Young doesn’t throw the ball enough. **

TE Bo Scaife- There are numerous options better than Scaife. *

Tennessee Defense- The Titans are pretty solid against the pass. I like them again this week. ****

 

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers

QB Shaun Hill- Despite Hill’s solid week two, I’m hesitant to include him in my lineup against the Vikings. **

RB Jahvid Best- Best has turf toe, and was shut down by the Vikings. The Packers defense may be even better, although he’ll catch out of the backfield. You may consider sitting him. ***

RB Kevin Smith- Smith isn’t a fantasy option unless Best goes down. *

WR Calvin Johnson- Megatron makes plays, and even with Hill in there, he’s being targeted heavily. ****

WR Nate Burleson- Burleson is most likely back this week, but Hill is getting his tight ends more involved than receivers. **

TE Brandon Pettigrew- Pettigrew saw six passes his way, and Hill really likes his tight ends. ***

TE Tony Scheffler- Hill got Scheffler involved on Sunday, and will have to use his tight ends more this week as well. Still, give Scheffler a seat. He seems to make plays every other week. **

Detroit Defense- You can’t trust Detroit’s young defense against Aaron Rodgers. *

Key Note- Matthew Stafford is out with a sprained AC joint.


QB Aaron Rodgers- Rodgers still had 2 touchdowns (1 pass, 1 rush), and over 300 yards. He should go for at least 2 touchdowns against the Lions. *****

RB Brandon Jackson- Jackson isn’t showing that he can be relied on. Keep him benched. **

RB John Kuhn- Kuhn will get the short yardage carries and could find a touchdown, but don’t expect too much. **

WR Greg Jennings- He ended with a touchdown, but only two receptions. Keep him in the lineup for this week. ****

WR Donald Driver- Rodgers loves to find Driver in the middle of the field. Keep Driver in at a Flex spot at the least. ***

WR James Jones- Jones is finding more catches, and is worth a look in deeper leagues. His fumble may get him in the doghouse, however. **

TE Jermichael Finley- Rodgers loves finding Finley in the middle of the field. Who wouldn’t? The guy is 6’6 and runs routes like a WR. Get him the lineup. ****

Green Bay Defense- I like the Packers defense. They get sacks, and force turnovers. ****

Key Note- Ryan Grant is done for the season, as is Justin Harrell.


San Francisco 49ers @ Atlanta Falcons

QB Alex Smith- Well, it looks like Smith’s 2009 was more of a fluke. Keep him benched, at least this week. ***

RB Frank Gore- Gore is getting yards if not on the ground, in the air. Keep him started. ****

RB Anthony Dixon- Dixon is a potential keeper RB for now, but he did get a touchdown. Don’t start, still. *

WR Michael Crabtree- Keep Crabtree on the bench until his quarterback figures it out. **

WR Josh Morgan- Morgan scored another touchdown, and is worth a Flex add in deep leagues. I like him a bit more than Crabtree. ***

WR Ted Ginn Jr.- Ginn is trying to come back for week 4. But we’re not starting him at all, not for awhile. *

TE Vernon Davis- Keep Davis in the lineup. You can’t expect an amazing game every week. ****

San Francisco Defense- I’m no longer confident about the San Francisco defense. They can’t stay consistent, and that doesn’t bode well for fantasy owners. **

Key Note- Teddy Ginn Jr. may be sidelined again on Sunday.


QB Matt Ryan- Ryan led the Falcons past the Saints, and looks to be a solid QB2. Not a bad start against a struggling 49er secondary. ****

RB Michael Turner- Keep starting Turner. He had a 114 yard performance with a touchdown. ****

RB Jason Snelling- Snelling is still getting carries, and isn’t a bad Flex option in deep leagues. ***

WR Roddy White- White just keeps scoring, and producing. Keep him in the lineup. ****

WR Michael Jenkins- Sit him until he’s 100%. **

WR Brian Finneran- Did not even get targeted against the Saints. He shouldn’t even be rostered.

TE Tony Gonzalez- Gonzo is back. Put him in your lineup if you ever took him out. ****

Atlanta Defense- Atlanta’s defense could be a nice sleeper this week against Alex Smith and the 49ers. ***

 

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns

QB Carson Palmer-  Palmer is really struggling with his accuracy. He doesn’t look comfortable in the pocket. However, he’s a good start against the Browns who gave up over 140 yards to just one receiver last week. ***

RB Cedric Benson- Benson has still been producing, but Marvin Lewis stated that his workload would drop after Benson has complained about not having enough. Start as Flex. ***

RB Bernard Scott- Scott’s role looks to increase with Benson complaining to the coaches. But he’s still not starter worthy just yet. **

WR Chad Ochocinco- He’s getting passes his way, just not accurately. I like him against the Browns this week, however.  ****

WR Terrell Owens- Palmer keeps looking his way which is a good sign. Not a bad Flex option this week. ***

WR Jordan Shipley- Shipley hauled in another three catches last week. He’s not worth a start, but he’s an injury away from seeing more passes his way. **

TE Jermaine Gresham- He is showing a nice ability after the catch, but there are still better options. ***

Cincinnati Defense- Cincinnati’s defense has been up and down. If they can stop Peyton Hillis, they should keep the Browns under 14 points. That’s a big if. ***

 

QB  Seneca Wallace- Wallace should start, but even though he’s been effective, he doesn’t have anybody to throw to, but Cribbs and Hillis. **

QB Jake Delhomme- He will most likely sit. Either way, he has almost zero fantasy value. *

RB Peyton Hillis- Hillis exploded against the Ravens and looks like a great start here. ****

RB Jerome Harrison- Harrison is going to lose carries, even if he plays. He’s most likely safe to drop, but at least bench him. **

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Will Hasselbeck light up the Rams?

WR Brian Robiskie- He should be back, but he’s not worth a start with his hamstring still ailing. *

WR Mohamed Massoquoi – Mo Mass can’t stay consistent, and has poor quarterback play. *

TE Ben Watson- Cleveland quarterbacks are using their TE’s more than ever now. However, Watson isn’t worth a start yet. Add him if you’re struggling at TE, however. **

TE Evan Moore- Has great hands, but isn’t getting consistent enough playing time to start. **

Cleveland Defense- Don’t count on the Browns defense to rebound this week. *

 

Seattle Seahawks @ St. Louis Rams

QB Matt Hasselbeck- Hasselbeck is a good QB2 to start against the Rams pass defense. ***

RB Justin Forsett- Forsett isn’t a bad start this week against the Rams. He looks to be getting more carries and is being productive. ****

RB Leon Washington- Unfortunately Washington’s value right now is in the return game, and that’s not something that scores enough to start. **

RB Julius Jones- Again, don’t start until he becomes more involved and gets more carries. *

WR Deion Branch- Branch will be a solid Flex start this week. ***

WR Mike Williams- Williams could have a nice week here, but let’s not start him until we see more. **

TE Jon Carlson- He’s gaining more value in PPR leagues, as Hasselbeck is finding him and targeting him a lot. ***

Seattle Defense- I’m not confident about Seattle’s defense even against a rookie QB. **

 

QB Sam Bradford- Bradford is showing good signs. He’s completing passes, but still turning the ball over. Not a bad pickup for QB2 if you have to. ***

RB Steven Jackson- He has a strained groin, but I don’t see it slowing him down in this one. ****

RB Kenneth Darby- He filled in nicely for Jackson. Keep an eye of Darby as he’s a handcuff for Jackson.**

WR Mark Clayton- Clayton keeps producing, and is a great option in PPR leagues. Bradford loves him. ****

WR Laurent Robinson- He should be sat until he learns how to catch. *

WR Danny Amendola- He’s definitely worth a look in deeper PPR leagues. He keeps catching. ***

TE Daniel Fells- He’s a better blocker than pass catcher. There are better options, despite him having a touchdown against Washington. *

St. Louis Defense- The inconsistency of this defense makes them not worthy of a start. *

 

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints

QB Jimmy Clausen – Clausen wasn’t terrible, but he turned the ball over three times. Bench him for this week . *

RB DeAngelo Williams- Williams STILL doesn’t have a score. He did average 6.4 yards on 10 carries in week 3, but Carolina keeps abandoning the running game. ***

RB Jonathan Stewart- Stewart did register a touchdown, but it’s too hard to start him with Carolina throwing the ball more often than not. ***

WR Steve Smith- Smith was limited to just three catches in week 4. He’s still a top WR and you don’t want to bench him just yet. ***

WR David Gettis- He’s getting the starts going forward, but has very limited fantasy value. *

WR Brandon LaFell- LaFell made a nice catch and run, and was targeted six times. But don’t pick him up until the Panther passing game makes any sort of progress. *

TE Jeff King- There are many better options. He’ll split time with Dante Rosario and doesn’t see the end zone. *

TE Dante Rosario- Neither he or King have great value. *

Carolina Defense- Drew Brees should have a field day this week. Sit the Panthers. *

 

QB Drew Brees – Even in a loss, Brees produces. Keep him in, especially against the Panthers. *****

RB Pierre Thomas – Thomas is a great option in PPR leagues. Keep him in the lineup against a weak Panther run defense. ***

WR Marques Colston – Brees is finding other options in New Orleans, and it’s hurting Colston’s value. If you have star WR’s, play them over him, but otherwise start Colston stil. ***

WR Lance Moore- It looks like Moore may start seeing more receptions. He’s coming off a game in which he scored twice and had over 145 yards. ***

WR Devery Henderson – Henderson is still the top down field threat, but there’s so much talent offensively, it’s hard to start him. **

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Should Ray Rice sit on your bench against the Steelers?

TE Jeremy Shockey – Shockey looked good against Atlanta, and could have a nice week against Carolina. ***

New Orleans Defense – I like them against Jimmy Clausen this week. ****

 

Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers

QB Joe Flacco- Despite a nice game against the Browns, I can see Pittsburgh eating Flacco alive. He’s still not making the best decisions. **

RB Ray Rice – Rice will take it easy after bruising his knee, this week in practice. The Steelers held Chris Johnson to just 36 yards. This may be one of the only weeks to sit Rice. ***

RB Willis McGahee- McGahee is just a short yardage back. Not much value here. *

WR Anquan Boldin- Boldin will have to be the go to guy, and should still produce. ****

WR Derrick Mason- Mason isn’t seeing enough footballs his way to warrant a start, especially this week. **

WR TJ Houshmandzadeh- He’s still not involved heavily with the offense. Sit him this week. *

TE Todd Heap- Heap just hasn’t been consistent enough, and the Steelers linebackers are excellent in coverage. **

Baltimore Defense- I like their defense against Charlie Batch. This will be a defensive game. ****

 

QB Charlie Batch- Despite a productive week, he still didn’t eclipse the 200 yard mark. Keep him on the bench for Baltimore. **

RB Rashard Mendenhall- Mendenhall is running with authority. The Ravens gave up 144 yards to Peyton Hillis. Mendenhall could have a good day. ****

RB Mewelde Moore- Moore will spell Mendenhall here and there, but his value is very limited. *

WR Hines Ward- Ward’s value is limited with Charlie Batch starting and against the Ravens. ***

WR Mike Wallace- Despite Wallace’s two touchdowns, I can’t see another fluke day for him against the Ravens. **

TE Heath Miller- I’m not ready to start Miller until Big Ben comes back. **

Pittsburgh Defense- You can’t sit Pitt’s defense while they are hot. Keep them in the lineup. *****

 

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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You wont sit Peyton Manning.

QB Peyton Manning- Manning has yet to throw an interception, and I can’t see him not producing this week.  *****

RB Joseph Addai- Addai let me down in week 3, but he should rebound against a weak Jaguar defense this week. ****

RB Donald Brown- Brown’s carries are sporadic, and he’s not producing enough to warrant a start. *

WR Reggie Wayne- Wayne doesn’t look to be slowing down. Start with confidence. ****

WR Pierre Garcon- He should be back against the Jaguars, but we’re not ready to rely on him just yet.. *

WR Austin Collie- Collie is hot, and Manning trusts him. Get him in the lineup now. ****

TE Dallas Clark- The top option in PPR leagues at TE. Manning finds Clark on a regular basis. *****

Indianapolis Defense- The Colts defense aren’t a bad start against the turnover prone Garrard. ****

Key Note- Bob Sanders will miss a significant amount of time this season with a torn biceps injury.


QB David Garrard- Garrard is one of the worst fantasy quarterbacks in the game. He shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

RB Maurice Jones-Drew- Jones-Drew has a favorable matchup against the Colts defense, and this is just the game to prove to fantasy owners that he’s not done. ****

RB Rashad Jennings- He’s seeing more time, and even some receptions out of the backfield. However, he’s still not a fantasy option unless MJD goes down. *

WR Mike Sims-Walker- Sims-Walker is too inconsistent, as is his quarterback. **

WR Mike Thomas- Thomas can’t be relied on with Garrad at the helm in Jacksonville. **

TE Marcedes Lewis- Lewis seems to be the only player that can produce, but he struggled against Philly. I’d consider sitting in week 4. **

Jacksonville Defense- Don’t start these guys against Peyton Manning. Just don’t. *

 

Houston Texans @ Oakland Raiders

QB Matt Schaub- Schaub and the Texans got knocked around against the Cowboys. He will rebound nicely against Oakland. ****

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Darren McFadden is on fire.

RB Arian Foster- He ran for over 100 yards again, and he isn’t slowing down. ****

RB Steve Slaton- Slaton shouldn’t even be on your roster. *

WR Andre Johnson- His ankle is still bothering him, but he shouldn’t sit out. He has a fun match up against Nmamdi Asomugha. ****

WR Kevin Walter- Walter is finding catches, and still scoring. Not a bad Flex option. ***

WR Jacoby Jones- He’s seeing more catches, and is turning into a decent deeper league Flex player. **

TE Owen Daniels- I think this is the week that Daniels finally comes out and scores. **

Texans Defense- Despite a mediocre pass offense by Oakland, I’m not sold on the Texans defense. ***

 

QB Bruce Gradkowski- Gradkowski may not be a terrible QB2 in deeper leagues. However, proceed with caution. **

RB Darren McFadden- McFadden isn’t slowing down. Get him in the lineup. ****

RB Michael Bush- Bush’s carries will be limited with McFadden lighting it up. **

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey- He was targeted 11 times, but still isn’t consistent enough to start. *

WR Louis Murphy- Murphy is turning into a solid WR3 or Flex player. He’s catching and producing. ***

TE Zach Miller- Miller saw his first touchdown, and has been very consistent. I still like him in most leagues. ****

Oakland Defense- Sit the Raider defense this week against Arian Foster and Matt Schaub. *

 

Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles

QB Donovan McNabb- Sit McNabb this week. He’s not worth a QB2 start even. **

RB Clinton Portis- Portis just isn’t getting the yardage we want to see out of a starter. Keep him on the bench this week if you can. **

WR Santana Moss- Keep Moss in the lineup. He keeps producing. ****

WR Joey Galloway- Galloway was targeted twice last week, while he may be worth an add, it’s not this week. *

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Is Beanie Wells 100 percent?

TE Chris Cooley- Cooley should remain in your lineup, as he’s a reliable pass catcher for McNabb. ***

Washington Defense- Vick isn’t slowing down, and Washington just gave up 30 points to a rookie QB. **

 

QB Michael Vick- Vick is the starter, and very little else needs to be said. He’s hot right now, and I like him again this week. ****

RB LeSean McCoy- McCoy should still have a solid game against Washington. Not a bad Flex start. ***

WR DeSean Jackson- Jackson just keeps producing, and he isn’t slowing down. ****

WR Jeremy Maclin- Maclin had over 80 yards and two touchdowns in week 3. Keep him in the lineup. ****

TE Brent Celek- He’s got a minor wrist injury, but should be a good start this week. ***

Philadelphia Defense- The Philadelphia defense is coming off a great game against the Jaguars. I like them against their old quarterback this week. ****

 

Arizona Cardinals @ San Diego Chargers

QB Derek Anderson- He’s still not making good decisions with the football, and shouldn’t be started in any format. *

RB Beanie Wells- Wells had a nice game despite just 14 carries, although the Chargers run defense isn’t too shabby. Start at the Flex spot, still. ***

RB Tim Hightower- Wells is back, and should get more of the carries. It may be time to bench Hightower. **

WR Larry Fitzgerald- If he doesn’t score, he gets the yards. If he doesn’t get the yards, he scores. Keep him in the lineup.  ****

WR Andre Roberts- Looks to get the start opposite Fitzgerald. There’s limited value here.*

TE Ben Patrick- Patrick doesn’t get targeted much by Derek Anderson. Keep him in free agency. *

Arizona Defense-  Arizona’s defense isn’t worth a start as they can’t keep the ball from getting into the end zone. *

Key note: Steve Breaston should miss the next few weeks with a torn meniscus.

 

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Can Cutler take the Bears to 4-0?

QB Philip Rivers- San Diego is pass first, and despite the turnovers, Rivers still produces. Keep him in the lineup with confidence this week. ****

RB Ryan Mathews- We will keep you posted, but Mathews should play this week and will be a nice start. ****

RB Darren Sproles- Sproles is mostly an option out of the backfield. Limited fantasy value. *

RB Mike Tolbert- If you started him, you got a solid day from the fullback turned running back. Again, however, don’t start unless Mathews sits. **

WR Malcolm Floyd- Floyd is playing good football right now. Keep him in the lineup against Arizona. ****

WR Legedu Naanee- Naanee is seeing receptions, but still not consistently enough to start, although this matchup is a good one. ***

TE Antonio Gates- You should never sit Gates. *****

San Diego Defense- I like San Diego to rebound this week against a weak Cardinals offense. ****

 

Chicago Bears @ New York Giants

QB Jay Cutler- Personally, I’m still not sold on Cutler. He easily could have had four interceptions in Green Bay, and the Bears won thanks to Packer penalties. You can start him this week, but I don’t care for the matchup. ***

RB Matt Forte-  Forte should have a solid week on the ground, and is an excellent PPR option. ***

RB Chester Taylor- Taylor isn’t involved enough with the offense to warrant a start. *

WR Devin Hester- Hester was unproductive, despite scoring his first punt return since 2008. Keep him on the bench, still as Knox is the favorite in Chicago. **

WR Johnny Knox- It’s hard to start shying away from Knox. Get him in as your Flex option this week. ***

WR Devin Aromashodu- Keep him on the bench, if he’s even on your roster. The Bears don’t trust him enough. *

TE Greg Olsen- The good news is that Cutler is starting to find Olsen more. But I’m not liking this matchup. **

Chicago Defense- Chicago’s defense could be a good start here against turnover prone Eli Manning, but I’m not risking it. ***

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How does BenJarvus Green-Ellis fare in week 4?

Key Note- Hunter Hillenmeyer was placed on the IR effective September 14, 2010.


QB Eli Manning- He’s still too turnover prone to start, unless you get good points for yardage. **

RB Ahmad Bradshaw- My week 3 prediction was spot on, and Bradshaw is a good start until he starts to slow down. ****

RB Brandon Jacobs- Keep Jacobs on the bench. His carries are still limited. *

WR Steve Smith- Smith finally got more involved with the offense. But I don’t see this production happening weekly, although he’s still solid enough for a WR3 at the least. ***

WR Hakeem Nicks- Nicks is catching passes, and was targeted 11 times by Manning. Keep him in the lineup. ****

WR Mario Manningham- Manningham had another six receptions and is worth an add in deeper Flex leagues. ***

TE Kevin Boss- Boss had one really nice play, but other than that was ineffective as a wide receiver. **

New York Defense- I just don’t trust their defense enough to start weekly. **

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Can Chad Henne continue being productive in week 4?

 

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

QB Tom Brady- Brady is still producing, and should do well against the Dolphins defense, as Mark Sanchez had no problems. ****

RB Fred Taylor- Taylor has a toe injury, and could miss some time. Keep him on the bench this week just in case the toe is bothering him. *

RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis- BenJarvus had a nice game against the Bills filling in for Fred Taylor. Miami’s run defense is mediocre, but temper your expectations. ***

WR Randy Moss- Moss should take advantage of Jason Allen who blew the game for Miami on Sunday night. ****

WR Wes Welker- PPR leagues love Welker, and he keeps finding the end zone. Start with confidence. ****

TE Rob Gronkowski- He’s getting catches in the red zone, and that’s what matters. A nice sleeper TE still. **

TE Aaron Hernandez- It looks like Hernandez is the guy to throw to until the red zone comes about. Still, he’s producing, and Brady really likes throwing to him. ***

Patriots Defense- I like the Patriots defense, but after a shaky performance against the Bills, they may only be a mediocre start this week. ***

 

QB Chad Henne- Henne surprised us against the Jets throwing for 363 yards. He’s a nice QB2 option, although he could struggle this week. ***

RB Ronnie Brown- Brown is still worth a start, but the Dolphins threw the ball a lot last week. ****

RB Ricky Williams- Williams’ carries are limited, and he put the ball on the ground last week. Bench this week. **

WR Brandon Marshall- Marshall is a blessing for Henne. Keep him in the lineup as he was targeted 17 times in week 3. ****

WR Davone Bess- Thanks to Marshall, Bess is getting open in the middle of the field. Pick him up and use him as a Flex receiver after this week . **

WR Brian Hartline- He had a productive day, but I don’t see him doing that again unless Henne throws it up as many times as he did again. **

TE Anthony Fasano- Fasano found his tight end for a touchdown, but Fasano only saw two receptions. **

Miami Defense- Their defense hasn’t been bad, but you can find better against a Tom Brady led team. **

 

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