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Week 4 Astro Rankings




Here we are, Week 4 and in the NFL the injuries just keep on coming. So far we have Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin and Leonard Fournette ruled out. DeAndre Hopkins is a game-time decision and if that wasn't enough the Titans and game has been postponed.

Thursday Night Football was surprisingly entertaining and a good one game if you started Jamison Crowder, Melvin Gordon or Tim Patrick.

This week's rankings are only going to take into consideration all Sunday matchups and the Monday night showdown. These rankings are based on Half-PPR leagues






Quarterback Rankings

1. Russell Wilson - Seattle Seahawks


The MVP candidate has so far thrown for 14 touchdowns, through the first 3 games. He comes up against a Miami defense still missing their star CB, Byron Jones. It’s also a defense that’s allowed 2 Top-6 QB games, through 3 games. You can start Wilson with the confidence he’s in a prime position to be QB1 this week.


2. Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens

3. Patrick Mahomes - Kansas City Chiefs

4. Josh Allen - Buffalo Bills

5. Dak Prescott - Dallas Cowboys

6. Kyler Murray - Arizona Cardinals

7. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers

8. Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons

9. Deshaun Watson - Houston Texans

10. Joe Burrow - Cincinnati Bengals


Having thrown the ball 105 times through 5 games, Burrow comes up against a defense that is allowing the 6thmost fantasy point to opposing QBs. This has the potential to be Burrow’s best game of his rookie season.


11. Jared Goff - LA Rams

12. Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions

13. Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints

14. Ryan Fitzpatrick - Miami Dolphins

15. Baker Mayfield - Cleveland Browns


Running Back Rankings

1. Alvin Kamara - New Orleans Saints

2. Dalvin Cook - Minnesota Vikings


Cook has had a good start to the season and gets a matchup with a defense that is allowing the 4th most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Cook has the potential to have a monster game and be RB1 this week.


3. Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys

4. Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers

5. Jonathan Taylor - Indianapolis Colts

6. Kenyan Drake - Arizona Cardinals


Drake has underwhelmed so far this season. But comes up against a defense that is allowing the 2nd most points to opposing RBs and averaging 32.2 to opposing RBs. If there’s ever a matchup for Drake to bounce back, it’s this weeks matchup.


7. Nick Chubb - Cleveland Browns

8. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - Kansas City Chiefs

9. Miles Sanders Phillidelphia Eagles

10. Josh Jacobs - Las Vegas Raiders

11. James Robinson - Jacksonville Jaguars

12. Joe Mixon - Cincinnati Bengals

13. Austin Ekeler - LA Chargers

14. Devin Singletary - Buffalo Bills

15. Darrell Henderson - LA Rams

16. Chris Carson - Seattle Seahawks

17. Mike Davis - Carolina Panthers

18. David Montgomery - Chicago Bears


With Tarik Cohen out for the season Montogmery’s usage skyrockets. It’s a very tough matchup, but volume alone makes Montgomery a high upside RB this week. Start with confidence due to usage alone.


19. David Johnson - Houston Texans

20. Jerrick McKinnon - San Francisco

21. Kareem Hunt - Cleveland Browns

22. Ronald Jones - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

23. Mark Ingram - Baltimore Ravens

24. Todd Gurley - Atlanta Falcons

25. Antonio Gibson - The Washington Football Team



Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Deandre Hopkins - Arizona Cardinals

2. DK Metcalf - Seattle Seahawks

3. Calvin Ridley - Atlanta Falcons

4. Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs

5. Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks

6. Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys


Cooper has seen 35 targets this season. If Denzel Ward is out this week Cooper has potential for a WR1 game. Cleveland has allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing WR. Cooper is getting the volume and will potentially have to be without Denzel Ward following him all game.


7. Allen Robinson - Chicago Bears

8. Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9. Stefon Diggs - Buffalo Bills

10. Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers

11. Cooper Kupp - LA Rams

12. D.J. Moore - Carolina Panthers

13. Odell Beckham Jr - Cleveland Browns


OBJ hasn’t put up the numbers his targets suggest. He gets a great matchup in Week 4, with the Cowboys giving up 34 points to opposing WRs. With the assumption this is a heavy offense based game, OBJ has the potential to have a very good game.


14. Adam Thielen - Minnesota Vikings

15. Robert Woods - LA Rams

16. Kenny Golladay - Detroit Lions

17. Keenan Allen - LA Chargers

18. Will Fuller - Houston Texans

19. Terry McLaurin - The Washington Football Team

20. Devante Parker - Miami Dolphins

21. Michael Gallup - Dallas Cowboys

22. Marquise Brown - Baltimore Ravens

23. Tyler Boyd - Cincinnati Bengals

24. T.Y. Hilton - Indianapolis Colts

25. Julian Edelman - New England Patriots



Tight End Rankings

1. Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs

2. Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles


With Dallas Goedert injured this week and the questionable WRs in Philly, Ertz has potential to be peppered with targets and opportunities to make him TE1 this week. Even though Wentz hasn’t played well, the potential targets for Ertz makes him an easy Top 5 prediction and a comfortable start.


3. George Kittle - San Francisco 49ers

4. Mike Gesicki - Miami Dolphins

5. Mark Andrews - Baltimore Ravens

6. Darren Waller - Las Vegas Raiders

7. Tyler Higbee - LA Rams

8. Hunter Henry - LA Chargers

9. Hayden Hurst - Atlanta Falcons

10. Evan Engram - New York Giants

11. Dalton Shultz - Dallas Cowboys

12. Austin Hooper - Cleveland Browns

13. Mo Allie-Cox - Indianapolis Colts

14. Jimmy Graham - Chicago Bears

15. Logan Thomas - The Washington Football Team


Thomas has seen consistent targets this season, but this hasn’t led to good fantasy numbers. Despite Washington’s offense being poor, he’s in a matchup with a team that’s allowing 11.8 fantasy points per game to opposing TEs. It’s a risky play, but the targets should have Thomas getting decent fantasy numbers in Week 4.

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