2011 Fantasy Football: Week 4 QB, RB, WR, TE, D/ST Start 'Em

Zach GreubelCorrespondent IISeptember 26, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11:  Running back Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills rushes up field against the Kansas City Chiefs during the third second quarter on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Bills beat the Chiefs 41-7.(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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These are a few guys you'll succeed with in Week 4. I'm not in the business of naming the obvious, so I won't be listing guys like Aaron RodgersAdrian Peterson, Roddy White—players you should be starting on a weekly basis. Good luck!


Start 'Em QB

Ryan Fitzpatrick @ CIN- He led the Bills back from a three-touchdown deficit against the Patriots. He's been throwing lights out this season. The Bengals are fifth against the pass, but they haven't played an offense like the Bills, yet.

Josh Freeman vs. IND- Freeman had a very mediocre outing against a good Atlanta defense last week. What better way to get back on track than against a suspect Colts' secondary?

Rex Grossman @ STL- Grossman recently said he's playing the best football of his career. The Rams are reeling and don't have many answers on defense. Expect Grossman to keep up his peak performing.


Start 'Em RB

Fred Jackson @ CIN- Jackson has emerged as arguably the best fantasy running back in the NFL. He's a slower Chris Johnson with rushing and receiving abilities. Jackson is becoming, if he hasn't already, an every week starter.

LeGarrette Blount vs. IND- The Colts have allowed an average of over 100 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown per game so far this season. Blount is starting to show his 2010 form. That's a recipe for success this week. 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: LeGarrette Blount #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers avoids a tackle by Husain Abdullah #39 of the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter on September 18, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Blount
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Ahmad Bradshaw @ ARI- Bradshaw finally had a productive outing against the Eagles last week, rushing for 86 yards and catching five passes for 53 yards and a score. Don't expect a much different stat line against the Cardinals.


Start 'Em WR

Wes Welker @ OAK- Against the Bills, Welker caught 16 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Let those numbers sink in for a little bit.... He's becoming a weekly starter again but we need consistency.

Julio Jones @ SEA- Jones had what I consider to be a breakout game against Tampa Bay in Week 3, catching six balls for 115 yards. He's building a rapport with quarterback Matt Ryan and playing the Seahawks this week. Yikes!

Michael Jenkins @ KC- Jenkins has, to the surprise of most, become Donovan McNabb's favorite target. He had nine catches for 88 yards in Week 3 against the Lions. That was six more catches than the next highest Vikings' receiver (Percy Harvin). Look for Jenkins to continue his surprising production against a weak Chiefs' defense.


Start 'Em TE

Rob Gronkowski @ OAK- Gronkowski is the top tight end through the first three weeks of the season. He had a great game against the Bills but that was in part due to the absence of fellow tight end, Aaron Hernandez. Still, Gronkowski is a great start this week.



Tony Gonzalez @ SEA- The veteran keeps on churning. He scored again in Week 3 and now has three touchdowns in the season. I definitely wouldn't be surprised if he scored at least once against the Seahawks.

Brandon Pettigrew @ DAL- Pettigrew had one of the best games of his career in a come-from-behind victory against the Vikings in Week 3. He was looked to early and often by quarterback, Matthew Stafford, and is becoming one of the best tight ends in the NFL.


Start 'Em D/ST

Vikings @ KC- Minnesota has a tough defense as it is, but the Chiefs don't have Jamaal Charles anymore. Matt Cassell is going to have another rough day.

Falcons @ SEA- Atlanta's defense played very well against a good Buccaneers' offense. Now they get to play against Seattle's offense. That's always a treat.