Every week is a great week when there’s football involved. 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 at least 17 points, if the tight ends can score at least eight PPR points, and if the rest can score at least 10 PPR points. Here is the Week 4 Stream Team.
Week 4 Stream Team: Khalil Herbert, David Njoku, and More
Week 3 Recap
- Jared Goff (DET) @ MIN – 14.88 points – L
- Marcus Mariota (ATL) @ SEA – 16.56 points – L
- Jameis Winston (NO) @ CAR – 19.62 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 5-4
- J.D. McKissic (WAS) v PHI – 10.00 points – W
- Jerick McKinnon (KC) @ IND – 2.00 points – L
- Kenneth Gainwell (PHI) @ WAS – 0.60 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 3-6
- Garrett Wilson (NYJ) v CIN – 12.00 points – W
- Greg Dortch (ARI) v LAR – 17.00 points – W
- Romeo Doubs (GB) @ TB – 21.30 points – W
- Totals – Week: 3-0 / Year: 7-2
- Evan Engram (JAX) @ LAC – 3.90 points – L
- Hayden Hurst (CIN) @ NYJ – 1.70 points – L
- Logan Thomas (WAS) v PHI – 2.50 points – L
- Totals – Week: 0-3 / Year: 3-6
- Grand Totals – Week: 5-7 / Year: 18-18
Week 4 Stream Team
Quarterback – Marcus Mariota (ATL – 22%) v CLE
Marcus Mariota hasn’t been anything special so far in 2022 but he’s been more than serviceable. People had left him for dead heading into the year as he went undrafted in most leagues. So far, Mariota sits as the QB13 after three weeks. He’s been consistent on a week-to-week basis too, scoring between 15 and 20 fantasy points every week. He’s done this despite having only three passing touchdowns on the season compared to three interceptions. That can happen when you run enough, and Mariota certainly does that. With at least six rushing attempts, including 12 in the season opener, Mariota’s 25 rushing attempts rank fourth among all quarterbacks on the season. His 92 rushing yards rank sixth among all quarterbacks. That gives him such a safe weekly floor. This week looks like a nice matchup as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks despite facing Baker Mayfield, Joe Flacco, and Mitch Trubisky so far. Mariota is at least a better fantasy option than all of them. The Falcons are also 2.5-point underdogs so they’ll likely need to throw plenty in this one. This game is also in a dome. All of these factors make Mariota one of the best Week 4 Stream Team quarterback options.
Honorable Mentions – Ryan Tannehill (TEN – 16%) @ IND, Jared Goff (DET – 45%) v SEA
Running Back – Khalil Herbert (CHI – 49%) @ NYG
Week 3 showed exactly why you should have been stashing Khalil Herbert on your bench already. Heading into the year, Herbert was widely considered one of the best handcuffs in fantasy football. It was heavily advised to stash him on your bench knowing that one injury to David Montgomery would catapult Herbert into a must-start weekly option. That is exactly what happened in Week 3. After Montgomery went down in the first quarter, Herbert had himself a career-best day. He finished with 20 carries for 157 yards and two scores and also chipped in two receptions for 12 receiving yards. Herbert finished as the RB1 on the week with 33.90 fantasy points and tied as the top-scoring non-quarterback with DeVonta Smith. Only Lamar Jackson scored more fantasy points in Week 3. That is the type of upside Herbert brings. This week against the New York Giants he’ll be a must-start once again, assuming Montgomery misses this one (keep monitoring as Montgomery is currently considered day-to-day). The Giants have been solid but aren’t a matchup to avoid. The Chicago Bears are very committed to the running game so the volume will be there. Herbert should be one of the top waiver-wire adds this week. If Montgomery does indeed miss this one, he’ll be an incredible Week 4 Stream Team running back.
Khalil Herbert has played at least 30 snaps in an NFL game five times. Rushing results:
— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) September 26, 2022
Honorable Mentions – J.D. McKissic (WAS – 26%) @ DAL, Rex Burkhead (HOU – 26%) v LAC
Wide Receiver – Romeo Doubs (GB – 25%) v NE
Another week, another rookie wide receiver is headlining the group. This rookie, however, comes with a lot less fanfare than Garrett Wilson. Romeo Doubs though has been trying to stake his claim as the Green Bay Packers‘ top wide receiver. After being drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft this year, Doubs got a lot of buzz during training camp. He disappointed in the first two games before having a breakout performance this week. Doubs caught all eight of his targets for 73 yards and a touchdown on his way to 21.30 fantasy points. He is currently the WR10 in Week 3. Doubs leads the Packers in targets, receptions, and yards on the year and has produced the most fantasy points. This week, he’ll get to face the New England Patriots. The Patriots just got torched by the Baltimore Ravens passing game and have allowed good games to Diontae Johnson, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle so far. Doubs is nowhere near the caliber of those wide receivers but he should also be able to produce in this matchup if given the opportunity. This makes Doubs one of the better Week 4 Stream Team options at wide receiver.
Honorable Mentions – Greg Dortch (ARI – 17%) @ CAR, Jakobi Meyers (NE – 50%) @ GB
Tight End – David Njoku (CLE – 50%) @ ATL
David Njoku became an extremely popular sleeper in the preseason. He then proceeded to start the year off with two straight duds. That, combined with how the Cleveland Browns’ passing game looked in general with Jacoby Brissett led to plenty of people sending him to their waiver wires. All those same people will likely be rushing right back to the wire to scoop Njoku back up after his Week 3 performance. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he saw ten targets and caught nine of them for 89 yards and a touchdown. His route participation spiked back up to 87.5% compared to 63% from the previous week. During the preseason, his high route participation combined with his athletic ability are what made him so intriguing as a late-round tight-end option. Njoku may be a bit maddening on a week-to-week basis if his route participation continues to fluctuate but that will be the case with most tight ends outside of the truly elite options. This week he gets a juicy matchup against the Falcons. The Falcons are not a good defense at all so the Browns should be able to move the ball and put up plenty of points. As previously mentioned, this game is in a dome as well which should help the outlook. All things considered, Njoku looks like the best Week 4 Stream Team tight end out there.
Highest recieving grade on TNF:
David Njoku – 94.2 💪 pic.twitter.com/bUlFXHzpiu
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 23, 2022
Honorable Mentions – Evan Engram (JAX – 26%) @ PHI, Logan Thomas (WAS – 37%) @ DAL
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