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Fantasy Football Week 4 Sit Em & Start Em! Chargers' Ryan Matthews & More

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 21:  Running back Ryan Matthews #24 of the San Diego Chargers rushes during the pre-season NFL football game against Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium on August 21, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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TheFantasyFix.comAnalyst ISeptember 30, 2010

The return of Ryan Matthews is finally here. Will Mike Tolbert get thrown to the side? Will Darren Sproles get thrown even further? And... Donovan McNabb goes against his former team and its going to get dirty - is he a sit or start? Let's take a look...

RB Start - Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers

Mathews has missed the last seven quarters of football after suffering a high ankle sprain. Reports are that he's practiced fully this week and has an excellent chance to get the starting nod in week four.

He should be thrust back into a heavy workload against a porous (to say the least) Arizona rush defense, ranking 31st in the NFL.

San Diego will be anxious to establish the ground game after tossing the ball 53 times for 455 yards last week in a come back effort at Seattle.

If healthy and effective, Mathews will garner the majority of carries, despite the solid play of Mike Tolbert in his stead. However, he must hold onto the rock! A fumble a game is not something to be proud of.

Backs are always PPR threats for the screen happy Chargers.


RB Sit - Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns

It's official. The Hillis secret is out. After his demolition of the vaunted Ravens defense, Hillis is one of the hottest commodities in fantasy circles.

There's a lot to like: power, nose for the goal line and great hands, but let's not crown him the next Mike Alstott just yet.

At 250 pounds, Hillis has always displayed tremendous versatility at the fullback spot, but has never been a full time ball carrier.  Over time, his weaknesses WILL be exposed i.e. lack of speed (4.7), quickness and change of direction.

The Bengals will surely eliminate the Browns bread and butter, forcing Seneca Wallace or Jake Delhomme to beat them through the air. While the Bengals front seven is banged up, the game plan should be sufficient to limit Hillis' productivity.

QB Start - Vince Young, Tennessee Titans

Young has been the least active quarterback in the NFL through three weeks, averaging a touch over 14 pass attempts per game.

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