On one hand, Week 3 was much more kind to fantasy managers than Week 2 was in terms of injuries. On the other hand, that leaves us much slimmer, especially at running back, in terms of Week 4 stream team options. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for Wins and Losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score 15 plus points, such as Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will look to continue the “Fitzmagic” going this week against the Seahawks reeling defense, and if the rest can score 10 plus PPR points. Here is the stream team for Week 4.
Week 4 Stream Team: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Golden Tate, and Others
Week 3 Recap
- Gardner Minshew (JAX) v MIA – 10.20 points – L
- Mitchell Trubisky (CHI) @ ATL – 12.62 points – L
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA) @ JAX – 25.20 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 5-4
- Joshua Kelley (LAC) v CAR – 5.20 points – L
- Dion Lewis (NYG) v SF – 2.00 points – L
- Mike Davis (CAR) @ CAR – 23.10 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 4-5
- Corey Davis (TEN) @ MIN – 11.90 points – W
- Russell Gage (ATL) v DET – 4.60 points – L
- Golden Tate (NYG) v SF – 8.60 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 3-6
- Logan Thomas (WAS) @ CLE – 7.10 points – L
- Dalton Schultz (DAL) @ SEA – 8.80 points – L
- Mo Alie-Cox (IND) v NYJ – 14.00 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 1-7-1
- Grand Totals – Week: 4-8 / Year: 13-22-1
Week 4 Stream Team
Quarterback – Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA – 13%) v SEA
Fitzmagic is the streamer du jour this week so it’s somewhat shocking to see how low his roster percentage is. After a rough Week 1 against the New England Patriots, he’s rebounded nicely for two straight 25+ point performances. This week he gets a home date against the Seattle Seahawks. This isn’t your Dad’s “Legion of Boom” Seattle secondary anymore. This is more like the “Legion of Gloom.” Bad jokes aside, Seattle has allowed the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks so far in 2020. This looks like a perfect storm where the Miami Dolphins defense can’t slow down Russell Wilson forcing Fitzpatrick to sling it early and often against a bad secondary. Superstar safety Jamal Adams may also miss this game which is only a boost to Fitzpatrick.
Most DK Fantasy Points Over Last 9 Weeks of the Season [QBs]
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick (216.6)
2. Lamar Jackson (214.5)
3. Dak Prescott (213.5)
4. Drew Brees (213.3)
5. Ryan Tannehill (209.3)
6. Russell Wilson (200.5)
7. Josh Allen (200.4)
8. Patrick Mahomes (192.5) https://t.co/HtXwX2WWnH
— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) September 30, 2020
Honorable Mentions – Gardner Minshew (JAX – 49%) @ CIN, Kirk Cousins (MIN – 27%) @ HOU
Running Back – Carlos Hyde (SEA – 41%) @ MIA
What a gross situation we’re in that Carlos Hyde is the feature in the running back section but here we are. I guess it’s not the weirdest thing we’ve seen in 2020. Chris Carson suffered a minor knee sprain in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys on a dirty play. If Carson is forced to sit in Week 4, Hyde should be in line for a significant workload. It is also a prime spot against a soft Dolphins defense that just got shredded by waiver-wire darling James Robinson. The game script also sets up perfectly for Hyde as well as Seattle is a heavy favorite. He may need to fall into the endzone to return value here but there’s at least a decent chance he’s able to do so if Carson sits.
Honorable Mentions – Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF – 29%) v PHI, Brian Hill (ATL – 12%) @ GB
Wide Receiver – Golden Tate (NYG – 36%) @ LAR
Maybe it’s just me but I just can’t quit Tate. He’s always been a guy I tend to like a bit more than most people for PPR formats. After missing Week 1 with an injury, Tate has returned to see five and seven targets the past two weeks. The New York Giants had a plethora of weapons to start the year but that has changed drastically. Both Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard are out with injuries. That leaves only Tate, Darius Slayton, and Evan Engram as the primary weapons. This sets up as a fast-paced game in which the Giants are chasing points. I’m also expecting Slayton to see a ton of Jalen Ramsey this week. That should leave Tate and Engram to see a boost in volume in this matchup.
Honorable Mentions – Tee Higgins (CIN – 24%) v JAX, Greg Ward (PHI – 6%) @ SF
Tight End – Dalton Schultz (DAL – 36%) v CLE
I’m going to keep picking on the Cleveland Browns defense. I know tight end defense is extremely noisy and we are dealing with small sample sizes on top of that, but Cleveland has a poor linebacker unit and a banged-up safety corps as well. They’ve been beaten by most tight ends to this point, and even though Logan Thomas didn’t produce last week, he still saw a healthy amount of targets. Dallas has played at a ridiculous pace to this point so far. That should only help Schultz who has seen six and ten targets in his two starts so far.
Who ranks 3rd among all TEs in expected fantasy points over the past two weeks?
Dalton Schultz — that’s who. pic.twitter.com/4wdpB30JC6
— Curtis Patrick (@CPatrickNFL) September 30, 2020
Honorable Mentions – Logan Thomas (WAS – 28%) v BAL, Jordan Akins (HOU – 10%) v MIN
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