Week 4 NFL Fantasy Football Rankings: Josh Allen Rocket Ship Week
Injury situations are starting to mount as we head to Week 4. Make sure you have checked out John Daigle’s waiver column to get a leg up on the competition. In this article, we’ll break down the top of each position group with 4for4’s half-point PPR rankings to preview the week ahead.
*NOTE: All Rankings are courtesy of 4for4’s Week 4 Half-PPR Rankings.
What Stands Out: Josh Allen. Just look at his projection compared to everyone else.
Analysis: Allen is in an absolute eruption spot this weekend against the Ravens and if the Buffalo secondary doesn’t get any healthier, Lamar Jackson could be as well despite the matchup ranking. A lot of the top quarterbacks are in tough matchups this week, which makes Joe Burrow stand out this week. Assuming Tua Tagovailoa is healthy, and as of Tuesday afternoon HC Mike McDaniel said “if the team had a full practice today, Tua Tagovailoa would be limited and questionable for Thursday,” he could be in a blow-up spot as well against Cincinnati. I know Lamar Jackson just went nuclear against New England, but I’m just not sure the Packers and Aaron Rodgers have the weapons to come close. Outside of the top 10, one guy I like is Jameis Winston against Minnesota. Jalen Hurts had a big day against them and Chris Olave is in the process of breaking out.
*Check out the full QB rankings here.
Analysis: The trio at the top is likely going to be the trio at the top as long as they aren’t on bye for a while, right? Jonathan Taylor is going to get going at some point and a game against the Titans could be just the trick. All of the top 10 guys are in elite matchups this week except Derrick Henry. Williams and Herbert are going from the waiver wire to your starting lineups and both should be solid contributors right away. Joe Mixon should be good to go for Thursday’s game against the Dolphins and should have a good day as long as he stays healthy. Looking outside of the top 10, it’s tough to throw on the Eagles as both Darius Slay and James Bradberry are top 4 in EPA in coverage per Next Gen Stats, could James Robinson be in for another surprising day?
*Check out the full RB rankings here.
|9||Michael Pittman Jr.||IND||TEN||29||15.4|
|10||Amon-Ra St. Brown||DET||SEA||13||14.8|
What Stands Out: Three of the top 10 are in the Miami-Cincinnati game so we’ll be hoping for fireworks.
Analysis: Cooper Kupp had a “slow” game for him and still managed 14.4 half-point PPR points in Week 3 showing just how solid his weekly floor can be even if the volume of receptions wasn’t there. Stefon Diggs has another big projection and facing this Baltimore secondary he should see a big day. Both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle project great in this matchup against Cincinnati and after Hill called out Eli Apple it will be a must-watch matchup. Justin Jefferson had a quiet week against Jeff Okudah and looks to rebound against the Saints. Michael Pittman is in one of the elite matchups this week, but can Matt Ryan be effective enough to get him the ball? Looking outside of the top 10, it feels like a good time for a Gabe Davis week.
*Check out the full WR rankings here.
What Stands Out: Mark Andrews ascends to the top spot this week in the projections.
Analysis: Andrews has been the top receiving option for Lamar Jackson this season and he seems automatic every week. Travis Kelce has a solid matchup, but after the offense sputtered against the Colts without Shaq Leonard, you’re definitely hoping for a rebound from the offense and funneling that to Kelce. A non-data take, but the loss of Trent Williams might force George Kittle to block more in the coming weeks. He’s still a guy you should start, but the ceiling might be lower. Zach Ertz just keeps getting fed targets without Deandre Hopkins as he’s now seeing the second-most among tight ends. One guy out of the top 10 I’ve got my eye on is Tyler Conklin. Don’t look now but he’s tied for third for the most targets per game amongst tight ends.
*Check out the full TE rankings here.