Ahhh, nothing like fantasy football. What a roller coaster of emotions it is.
Nothing compares to the feeling you get when you lose by four points but one of your late-round stash wide receivers comes out of nowhere to drop 30 points. So, you put him in the following week and he gets two points.
Or when you go all-in on Tyreek Hill or Drew Brees or Ben Roethlisberger and they get hurt. Or when you think you can fully depend on Alvin Kamara and he gets seven points.
Fantasy football is such an arbitrary game. You never know what will happen. There’s just as much luck as there is strategy, and as much furious anger as there is joy.
I’m here to help. Well, at least try to help. I’ve been doing this fantasy football thing for almost 10 years, I have a few championships, but I’ve fallen victim to bad luck and bad choices probably over a hundred times.
So far this year, there’s been a lot of injuries and this coming week is the first week with byes (just another great curveball to be thrown at us).
So, here’s my best fantasy advice for sleepers in week four.
Daniel Jones, NYG – Look, the guy is motivated. After all the criticism for his high draft pick, maybe he has a chip on his shoulder. He had a great week last week in his first career start, and I expect him to continue that momentum into week four.
Jacoby Brissett, IND – Enter quarterback who’s playing the Raiders here. Their defense is just plain terrible, giving up almost 350 passing yards per game. Brissett may be a good plug this week at quarterback.
Chris Carson, SEA – I’ve always thought this guy was underrated. This could be a breakout year for Carson, and he’s playing against a lousy Cardinals rush defense. He could go off this week.
David Montgomery, CHI – I think Montgomery is a bit under the radar this year, especially after his quiet first week against the Packers. However, he’s a rookie who could potentially become a consistent fantasy option, especially as he progresses through the season. Keep an eye on him.
Tyler Boyd, CIN – He’s been the go-to guy in Cincinnati, and with A.J. Green still hurt, going up against a beatable Steelers defense, he could have a good showing this week. He’s trying to prove himself this year for a new contract in the future.
D.K. Metcalf, SEA – I believe this man could singlehandedly plow through a defense if he wanted to. He’s huge. And he’s had a pretty quiet solid start to the season. I feel like this could be the week where he catches the eyes of more people.
Honestly, if you don’t have Mark Andrews, Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, or Travis Kelce, any other TE is boom or bust. But Darren Waller is a name to know. He’s averaging a solid 13.2 fantasy points (PPR), which isn’t bad. Other than that, good luck. Toss someone in there and hope for the best.