Week 4 Fantasy Projections: Tim Hightower and 3 Players to Score Big for Owners

Mick Akers@@mickakersAnalyst IOctober 1, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 18: Running back Tim Hightower #25 of the Washington Redskins eludes Arizona Cardinals defenders in the second quarter at FedExField on September 18, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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If you're wondering who on your team will shine this week, look no further. I've got three players who are ready to shine in Week 4, and score big points for their owners along the way.

Here are Tim Hightower and the three players who fantasy owners are sure to score big with in Week 4.

Tim Hightower, RB, Washington Redskins

Tim Hightower has had a decent year so far, racking up 209 yards and a touchdown. He will be up against the NFL's worst rush defense, setting up a huge day for Hightower.

Hightower should accumulate around 110-130 yards and at least one touchdown in Week 4, giving his fantasy owners a nice leg up on the competition.

Johnny Knox, WR, Chicago Bears

The Carolina Panthers have a weak secondary, setting up big play opportunities for Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox.

Knox only has nine receptions this year, but has turned those nine catches into 189 yards, with a 21 yard-per-catch average.

All it will take is a few opportunities and Knox could have his owners celebrating. Expect a long distance touchdown, and over a hundred yards receiving to boot.

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans

Now that Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels and quarterback Matt Schaub seem to be on the same page again, look for the two to hook up often this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With how well the Steelers are at rushing the opposing quarterback, completing short, quick passes will be important to the Texans game plan, which bodes well for any tight end, and in this case Daniels.

The short passes will add up, and get Daniels near the hundred-yard mark, and look for Daniels to have multiple red zone opportunities this week.