Week 4's fantasy playbook
Your guide to avoiding misery on Sunday.
Hello friends of 5th Down,
Thanks again for being a loyal reader and patreon!
This edition will be somewhat abbreviated, as that trip I referenced two weeks ago is now concluding and I’m beginning my journey back to London. But I’m still excited to share some of the best of what my team has worked on this week.
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Thank again for reading,
Justin Sablich, Managing Editor, 5th Down Fantasy
Some Week 4 news you can use
Alvin Kamara has been a limited participant in practice leading into Week 4. The rib injury did cause Kamara to miss Week 2, but he was able to log 73 total yards in Week 3. If Kamara does not suit up in London, fantasy managers should expect Mark Ingram and Dwayne Washington to see additional touches in Week 4.
Jarvis Landry is officially questionable for the Saints’ Week 4 matchup with the Vikings. If Landry is unable to go, the Saints will be down two of their top three wide receivers. Fantasy managers should expect Chris Olave and Tre’Quan Smith to see additional targets if Landry is unable to play.
Keenan Allen has been ruled out for Week 4 against Tennessee. He was limited in practice earlier in the week and needs more time to heal before returning to in-game action. Fantasy managers should expect Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer to see a bump in targets.
Brian Hoyer will be the Patriots’ starter with rookie Bailey Zappe operating as the backup. Hoyer is a veteran in the NFL and has played in 75 career games, but all of New England’s offensive weapons should be downgraded, especially against a strong Green Bay Packers defense.
Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are considered a game-time decisions for Week 4 against the Chiefs. The Bucs play Sunday night, so it is tough to risk starting them for fantasy managers.
Player rankings update
Our Week 4 fantasy football rankings for PPR, Half-PPR, and Standard scoring formats will update frequently up until kickoff on Sunday.
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