Fantasy Football: Week 4 Streamers To Consider
Week 3 was a happy one for anybody with Dolphins, Chargers, or Niners players on their roster. It would seem like the fantasy points faucet has finally been opened. But if you look at the Vegas lines for Week 4, a lot of matchups are projected to be low-scoring. There will be fantasy points, of course, but if your quarterback or kicker is playing in one of these low-scoring games (or if you have Justin Fields on your team) you might want to look for a streamer.
As always, this weekly article will provide you with viable streaming options to help your team score as many points as possible from the QB, K, and D/ST positions. But if you have to make a tough decision between two or more players, don’t forget to check Andy, Mike, and Jason’s weekly rankings and the Start/Sit Tool.
Without further ado, let’s dive again into the streaming pool to find some weekly heroes.
Andy Dalton – Carolina Panthers (5% rostered)
Bryce Young missed the last game due to an ankle injury and he is expected to miss more time. This is great news for the Panthers’ offense as a whole, especially for Adam Thielen managers. Andy Dalton targeted Thielen 14 times, which the WR turned into 145 yards, the most he’s had in a game since 2017. I guess they both speak the same ancient language. In Week 4, Carolina will face the Vikings, who have allowed 23.51 points on average to the QB position. Fire up Andy Dalton as a streamer in Thielen’s first revenge game against Minnesota.
Brock Purdy – San Francisco 49ers (64% rostered)
The 49ers are playing the Cardinals, who just did an awesome job keeping Dak Prescott in check to beat the Cowboys. But San Francisco won’t struggle as much as Dallas did. The Niners are probably the strongest team in the NFC right now and are heavy favorites to win this game. Purdy might not be the greatest QB, but he is good enough to take advantage of the impressive amount of yards-after-the-catch that Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey get every time they catch the ball. Even if Brandon Aiyuk misses another game, Brock Purdy is a solid streamer this week.
Jordan Love – Green Bay Packers (67% rostered)
Jordan Love has been far from perfect during his first season as a starter. He had a 50% completion rate last week. But let’s give him a break. His top two weapons (Aaron Jones and Christian Watson) were not on the field. Yes, Love still has a lot to improve, but he will play against the Detroit Lions in Week 4, who have allowed more than 19 points to quarterbacks not named Desmond Ridder. I can confidently say that Jordan Love is a more competent QB than Ridder, so he should be OK in this favorable matchup, especially if he gets at least one of his injured weapons back.
Matthew Stafford – Los Angeles Rams (53% rostered)
The Rams are coming off of a tough game against Cincinnati, in which Matthew Stafford was constantly pressured and sacked six times, due to losing two of his offensive linemen during the game. But he has a very juicy Week 4 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, who have allowed the fourth most points per game to the QB position, so Stafford should be able to target Puka Nacua, Tutu Atwell, and Kyren Williams as much as he did the first two weeks of the season. However, the injuries to offensive tackles Joe Notemoon and Alaric Jackson should be closely monitored during the week since that might impact Matthew Stafford’s pocket time and accuracy.
Russell Wilson – Denver Broncos (52% rostered)
We just have to trust the process here. Russell Wilson might still be seeing the Dolphins in his sleep, but despite all the mistakes, the Broncos’ offense managed to score 20 points. That’s not terrible. And he has the perfect bounce-back game on deck against the Chicago Bears, who have allowed more than 18 points to opposing QBs in each of the three past weeks. The question is: are you bold enough to start Mr. Unlimited this week?
Jake Moody – San Francisco 49ers (39% rostered)
For some reason, fantasy managers are still not buying into the rookie kicker frenzy. Jake Moody has been perfect during his first three weeks as a professional NFL player and he plays for one of the most explosive offenses in the game. The 49ers are playing the Cardinals in a game with a low 43.5 over/under but with a huge 14-point spread. San Francisco is expected to score over 28 points, which makes Jake Moody an absolute green light for me this week. Get him before people in your league start noticing his perfect record.
Brandon Aubrey – Dallas Cowboys (33% rostered)
Here is the other overlooked rookie kicker who has been great this season. Even last week against Arizona when the Cowboys struggled terribly and lost the game, Brandon Aubrey was one of the better fantasy pieces to roster from Dallas. This week they play the Patriots in Dallas and are seven-point favorites in a game that should provide enough opportunities for kicker points. Like Jake Moody, Aubrey is becoming a solid streamer most weeks, and – SPOILER ALERT! – they will play against each other in Week 5.
Jason Sanders – Miami Dolphins (46% rostered)
Hard truth: streaming kickers is not about targeting the player’s talent. It’s more about choosing the right team in the right matchup. You want the kicker whose team is going to score a lot of points. The Miami Dolphins are scoring points like crazy and their matchup against Buffalo is projected to be the highest-scoring game of the week. Last week Sanders scored 10 fantasy points without even attempting a field goal! Yes, the Dolphins won’t score 10 touchdowns every week (or ever again, maybe), but the Bills should be able to contain Miami’s powerful offense at least a little better than Denver, forcing them to attempt at least some field goals.
Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles (64% rostered)
Jake Elliott has been very good for fantasy this season. Even though he hasn’t scored less than 10 points in three weeks, he is still available in 46% of leagues. The Eagles are facing the Commanders in a game with a not-so-great 44.5-point betting line. But they’re favorites by seven, which means they are projected to score close to 26 points. Elliott should have enough opportunities this week to keep scoring a serviceable amount of fantasy points.
Defense & Special Teams
Cincinnati Bengals ( 10% rostered)
The Bengals seem to finally be waking up, at least on the defensive side of the ball. They contained the Rams brilliantly on Monday night, sacking Matthew Stafford six times and intercepting the ball twice. They will now face the Tennessee Titans, who have allowed nine points on average to the D/ST position. I would start the Bengals D/ST confidently this week.
Kansas City Chiefs (61% rostered)
After being a popular streamer last week, the Chiefs D/ST isn’t as available as other options. But you might still find them in your league, so take a look. They delivered the goods against the Bears and now they’ll face the New York Jets, who have been struggling terribly on offense with Zach Wilson, allowing nine points on average to opposing D/ST. Kansas City will take advantage of the matchup as one of this week’s most solid streamers.
Denver Broncos (10% rostered)
The Broncos are coming off a traumatic experience against Mike McDaniel and his Dolphins. But they need to turn the page and look ahead because they have the perfect Band-Aid for last week’s blowout in front of them: a matchup against the Chicago Bears. The three teams that have played against them this season, have been among the top-six D/ST that week.
Seattle Seahawks (38% rostered)
The Seahawks’ D/ST performance has been very volatile these past three weeks. But this week they will visit the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 15.67 points on average to opposing defenses. This is a perfect get-right game for Seattle.
Atlanta Falcons (3% rostered)
The Falcons don’t have a great defense by any stretch of the imagination but they have proved to be streamable in favorable matchups. The Jaguars’ offense is full of skillful players, but they are one of the few teams that have allowed 10+ fantasy points to opposing D/ST in each of the first three weeks, including a game against the Houston Texans. So if you’re desperate, Atlanta might not be a bad option.