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Flex On Fire: 5 must-starts for Week 4 fantasy football

Get these guys in your team and win in Week 4.

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Week 3’s must-starts was another mixed bag, with only one of my suggested starters giving you a decent return if you slotted him into your lineup. Corey Davis gave you 11.9 PPR points with five catches for 69 yards, but was outpointed by the big plays from Khalif Raymond who caught just three balls for 118 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Kelley saw just eight rushing attempts after hitting over 20 the week before to score just 7.2 points, and receivers N’Keal Harry and DeSean Jackson caught just two balls each to score 5.6 and 3.2 points respectively, though Jackson was limited by a hamstring issue. Finally Joe Burrow seemingly forgot who Drew Sample was as he was targeted just once for one yard after having seen nine targets in Week 2, showing the issue with chasing recency bias early in the season.

Flex on Fire Results - Week 3

Player Team Opp Fantasy Points
Player Team Opp Fantasy Points
Corey Davis TEN @ MIN 11.9
Joshua Kelley LAC vs CAR 7.2
N'Keal Harry NE vs LV 5.6
DeSean Jackson PHI vs CIN 3.1
Drew Sample CIN @ PHI 1.1

Onto Week 4 and I’m playing it a bit safer this week, but here are the players I think you should have in your lineups this week.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins vs Seattle Seahawks

Getting frisky straight off the bat this week. Fitzpatrick is a great spot start this week against an obviously superior team, but who have shown a huge susceptibility against the pass in opening three weeks of the season, allowing by far the most passing yards in the NFL at 434 yards per game. Fitzpatrick has been steady if not spectacular but as someone who has made a career out of slinging the rock around, there’s obvious upside when facing such a horrible pass defense. DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Mike Gesicki should also be must starts if you have them in what could be another thunderstorm of deep passes with Russell Wilson around. Stick Fitzmagic in and enjoy the show.

RB Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills @ Las Vegas Raiders

Last week we saw the Patriots run for over 250 yards against the Raiders, with even Sony Michel breaking off the two longest runs of his career. This week its the Bills’ turn and Singletary should be licking his chops at facing the league’s worst rated run defense through three weeks that is allowing 5.6 yards per carry (30th) and the rushing touchdown percentage of nearly 7%, double the league average. Singletary has seen increasing usage in each of the first three weeks and has seen his yards per carry hit 5.5 in each of the last two weeks. This almost feels too good to be true when an ascending player meets a poor defense, but Singletary is in my starters in every league I have him in this week.

RB James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals

This may also be low-hanging fruit after Robinson was so good against the Dolphins on TNF last week but he still remains a rookie undrafted free agent so fantasy players may be reluctant to roll with Robinson in those starter positions. I say don’t be scared, Robinson has stepped up and made the position his own, with even him sharing the passing work equally with Chris Thompson. The Bengals haven been a bottom three rush defense through the first three weeks so go ahead and start Robinson and enjoy a Week 4 win.

RB Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams vs New York Giants

It was a breakout week for Darrell Henderson as he took advantage of what’s looking like a weaker Bills defense in 2020 as he went off for 114 yards and a touchdown at 5.7 yards per carry in the high-scoring loss. On home soil in Los Angeles and facing a Giants defense that has been good but not great against the run, Henderson should see the bulk of the carries again and be in line to be a strong flex start for you in Week 4.

WR Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns @ Dallas Cowboys

It’s been a quiet but efficient start to the season for Landry as the Browns have leant heavily on their premier rushing duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. However, facing the high-powered Cowboys offense in Week 4, I think we’ll see them need to lean on the pass more to keep up and that’s where Landry will eat. He’s not seen more than six targets in any of the first three games, but he remains one of the most reliable receivers in the game and I’m banking on him seeing double digit targets this week and finishing as a top 20 WR in Week 4.