The Fantasy Footballers Podcast Recap – Week 4
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Mike Williams tore his ACL and is out for the season after finishing the week as WR8. Jamaal Williams went on the IR with his hamstring injury, Deon Jackson was released, and Trey Sermon moved up to the active roster. Derek Carr has an AC joint sprain, and Gus Edwards was concussed. Joe Burrow will be a game-time decision for Monday night.
Starting with the QBs – Justin Herbert and Tua had incredible games, and half of Tua’s TD passes were right-handed. Wow. Mahomes, Cousins, and Love also had good weeks. Raheem Mostert and De’Von Achane were ridiculous for the RBs, and travel to Buffalo next week. Kenneth Walker, Zack Moss, and CMC also put up big numbers. Andy would consider trading high on Jerome Ford‘s solid Sunday. Big shout out to Alexander Mattison.
Keenan Allen was not satisfied playing WR and decided to play QB as well – enjoy the ride. Tyreek Hill was great without Jaylen Waddle on the field, and Davante Adams and Justin Jefferson also shined. Old man Adam Thielen came out of retirement, and Andy Dalton was an upgrade. TE Sam LaPorta is currently TE2 on the year on a great offense. Kelce saw red and the end zone, and the Muth was Luth.
For all the good, there was also bad. Justin Fields was the worst, and they play Denver next week, and someone needs to win that game. Managers are confused by Trevor Lawrence’s performance, and Dak also had a bad game. Derrick Henry is shockingly in the RB duds, and the guys are concerned. Bijan had a letdown performance, and Joshua Kelley is not the solution for the Chargers. You cannot have confidence starting Khalil Herbert next week.
Garrett Wilson was disappointing, and Drake London couldn’t connect two good games. Tyler Lockett and Calvin Ridley were also bad. Mark Andrews has yet to get it going and doesn’t look fully healthy. Hunter Henry had a rough week, and you might need to move on from David Njoku.
Enjoy the two Monday night games!
Monday Night Recap
Mike handled the two Monday night games and was joyous that Ja’Marr Chase delivered. Joe Burrow still looked not quite right. Joe Mixon was good, and Tee Higgins was not. Puka Nacua’s night was saved with a long pass, and it was overall not a good game for the Rams’ offense. Tutu looked good as well. In the other game, the only good Tampa player was Mike Evans. Big bounce-back game for AJ Brown, which was expected. D’Andre Swift had a great night once again, and Jalen Hurts had a classic tush push TD, but he still doesn’t look like himself.
Derek Carr is unlikely to play in Week 4, and Jameis will step in. Jimmy G. is in concussion protocol, and Deebo did not practice due to a rib injury.
Starting with the RBs and a reminder that Alvin Kamara is back this week. De’Von Achane is the big name here, and the guys think you will need to spend a lot to get him. Kenneth Gainwell is a strong addition, along with Jaylen Warren. Tyjae Spears is a great stash, and the guys see a world where Derrick Henry gets traded. WR pickups are next. If Tank Dell is available, he must be rostered, and Adam Thielen could be a spot start this week. If you lost Mike Williams, you might have to look towards Josh Palmer or Rookie Quentin Johnston. Pay attention to Josh Downs.
TE pickups are gross, and Andy’s choice is Luke Musgrave. The other option is Jake Ferguson. With defenses, the guys like Cleveland and Cincinnati this week. Jason also mentions the Denver Broncos, who play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Hungry For More
The guys are starving, and Andy starts us off with WR Josh Downs in this segment. Jason is hungry for more Marvin Mims, who he is desperate to see on the field. Finally, Mike wants to know the truth about Romeo Doubs and is hungry to see more.
Saquon Barkley is day-to-day, according to Brian Daboll. Anthony Richardson is progressing in concussion protocol, and the guys expect him back this week. Zay Jones is a long shot for this week, and the Cardinals said they will not rush Kyler Murray back.
Let’s Talk Trades
Andy’s is targeting rookie Sam LaPorta – he is not going anywhere and is worthy to pursue. Andy is also pursuing Garrett Wilson this week and believes things must get better. Jason starts us off by targeting RB Josh Jacobs, who has had a rough start to the season. Mike is targeting Zach Charbonnet in a play for the future. There is a world where Walker and Charbonnet can coexist, and Charbonnet should slowly see more work.
Conversely, Andy puts Kenneth Walker into the trade-away category since Charbonnet’s snaps are increasing. Jason is trying to trade away Derrick Henry for a player who is more safe. The risk with Henry is calamity. Mike’s trade-away candidate is Dameon Pierce, a player in a tough situation.
Thursday Night Breakdown
The Detroit Lions travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers in what should be a good game. The Packers are trending toward being healthy, with Watson and Aaron Jones looking to take the field. Mike is playing everyone, not AJ Dillon, obviously, but Jordan Love can also be started. Andy is starting Love over Fields. On the other side, be cautious with Jared Goff and his away scoring, and there is a chance for David Montgomery to play. Jason is playing Jahmyr Gibbs either way. Amon-Ra and Sam LaPorta are also starts.
Hey – it’s football time!
Aaron Jones and Christian Watson are expected to play football tonight, but Watson may be on a snap count. It was also reported that David Montgomery will play. Jimmy G. missed practice, and Deebo did as well. Sean McVay said he hopes to bring Cooper Kupp back from his injury in Week 5. Bryce Young might also return this week.
We head across the pond once again to see the Atlanta Falcons take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags will be without Zay Jones, and you can look for a bounceback from Calvin Ridley in a revenge game. Jason still has concerns, but the guys are still starting Trevor Lawrence. On the other side, Andy is leaning away from Drake London and Tyler Allgeier. Undefeated Miami takes on Buffalo next. You are starting everyone in this game, including De’Von Achane. Jason is starting Dalton Kincaid.
The exciting Denver versus Chicago game follows, and there will still be fantasy value in the grossness. Both QBs are streamable against bad defenses. Andy is okay starting RB Khalil Herbert, but if you need a break from him, feel free to take it. DJ Moore is startable. Baltimore heads to Cleveland in what could be a grudge match. The injury bug has bit Baltimore, and the receiving options are scary. Flowers is an average start in a PPR league, and you start Mark Andrews. On the Browns’ side, Watson is a startable QB, and Mike is starting Jerome Ford.
The Bengals and the Titans go at it in the next matchup. It is an excellent matchup for QBs, but it is scary to start Joe Burrow. The guys are still starting him and the other Bengals studs. For the Titans, it is Derrick Henry and done. Moving on to the Rams versus the Colts. Kyren Williams played every snap last week, and he is locked in your lineup along with Puka and Tutu. QB Anthony Richardson should return, and he can be started.
Tampa Bay heads to New Orleans in Andy’s almost upset of the week. Evans and Rachaad White are in your lineups, but Andy is cautious with Chris Godwin. On the other side, the guys are hoping for a Chris Olave TD, and you can play Alvin Kamara. Washington heads to Philly to play the Eagles, and it might be a bloodbath. With the Sam Howell situation, it is difficult to start any WRs. On the Eagles’ side, you are starting your stars.
Starts of the Week
Andy is starting Russell Wilson, James Cook, AARP Adam Thielen, and Luke Musgrave. Jason is going with Daniel Jones, James Conner, Gabe Davis, and Sam LaPorta. Finally, Mike is starting Brock Purdy, Javonte Williams, Jakobi Meyers, and Evan Engram.
The show finishes with Jason’s Boom-boom kicker.
Thursday Night Recap
The Lions came out and stomped the Packers last night – Green Bay had no running game. On the other side, the Detroit Lions went full Monty, as he had a career-high number of carries. He looks great behind a solid line. Jahmyr Gibbs was not used effectively, and it is disappointing for fantasy managers. You got lucky with Amon-Ra and Sam LaPorta in the first half, and Romeo Doubs and Jordan Love showed up in garbage time.
It was reported that Jonathan Taylor appears ready to return from PUP. Jerry Jeudy remained limited on Thursday, and the Baltimore Ravens‘ WRs did not practice. Anthony Richardson should also return this week, and Deshaun Watson spent the morning with a trainer. Miles Sanders might have a groin issue.
The guys start with the Minnesota and Carolina matchup. Bryce Young is back, and if Miles Sanders is out, Chuba Hubbard is in, also with Adam Thielen, Andy’s start of the week. Kirk Cousins is a must-start, along with Jefferson and Addison. Wait on Cam Akers. Pittsburgh heads to Houston to play the Texans. You might have to start Dameon Pierce but look for better options. The two WRs are possible starts. On the other side, you can start the Steelers’ RBs, and the Muth could get Luth again.
The Raiders take on the Chargers next, and we will see who steps up with Mike Williams out. Jason thinks Josh Palmer could be the guy. You might also see some spillover into the TE position. If Ekeler plays, you start him. For the Raiders, it is Josh Jacobs, Adams, and Meyers. New England flies South to play the Cowboys, and Andy thinks the Pats could pull it out. This is not the week to play Dak, but you can start Tony Pollard, and you should avoid Jake Ferguson. Rhamondre is your only start for New England.
The Cardinals journey to the Bay area to play the Niners next. Rondale Moore could be a sneaky start with some people banged up. The guys are not expecting to see Deebo on the field, and Kittle should have a great day. Start the rest of your studs. Sunday Night Football is Kansas City and the New York Jets, and it could be bad. Andy wants to steer clear of the two Jets RBs, but Garrett Wilson could be a flex. Start all your Chiefs studs, and you can shoot a dart on Rashee Rice.
Monday Night Football brings us Seattle versus the New York Giants. Keep your eye out if Saquon plays, and make sure to have a pivot option. You aren’t starting any WRs on that side, but take note of Wan’Dale Robinson and what he delivers. On the Seattle side, JSN has been disappointing, but you are starting Metcalf and Lockett. Daniel Jones is Jason’s start of the week.
After the guys reveal their Draft Kings lineups, Andy spins the Wheel of Shame, and we head into Week 4. Good luck, FootClan!