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NFL Fantasy Football: Week 4 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Niala Samnarine

By Niala Samnarine

September 24, 2013

Week 4 of the NFL season brings the unofficial start of trading for Fantasy Football owners. With bye weeks, injuries, and most major producing players scooped off of waiver wires and trades, strategically deciding who will be in your starting lineup is going to take some real effort!

That said we hope that you’ll consider our advice when you decide who to start and who to keep on your bench this week. Good luck in Week 4!

Start ‘Em

Bilal Powell, RB New York Jets

During Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, Chris Ivory was injured and is going to be out for an extended period of time. That said Powell was able to step in and go off against the Bills. The Jets will be facing a Tennessee defense that has allowed, on average, 100 rushing yards in the last 3 games played, with this favorable matchup look for Powell to have a solid game.

Ahmad Bradshaw, RB Indianapolis Colts

His stock is on the rise. After a shaky Week 1 start, Bradshaw has had a touchdown the last two weeks and looks poised for a big performance against a Jacksonville Jaguars defense that is giving up the 8th most fantasy points in the league.

Denver Broncos WRs

Peyton Manning has never looked better, and he’s spreading the ball around. If you have Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker be sure to start them against a shaky Philadelphia defense. The Eagles have allowed 1,021 passing yards into Week 4, an average of 340 per game.

Denarious Moore, WR Oakland Raiders

Despite the loss to the Broncos on Monday Night, Moore should be a fantasy stud this week. The Raiders will be hosting a Washington Redskins defense that is giving up the most yards to wideouts in the league.

Sit ‘Em

David Wilson, RB New York Giants

Unfortunately for the Giants faithful, it looks like David Wilson and the Giants running game is done. Unless Da’Rel Scott or Brandon Jacobs can step up it would be a hard sell to start any Giants RBs. They New York Giants will be facing a 2-0 Kansas City Chiefs team at home. Sit ‘em.

Le'Veon Bell, RB Pittsburgh Steelers

While the Steelers have said that Bell is cleared to play, even if he starts he will likely be sharing touches with Felix Jones, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. Also, Bell is a rookie and will need time to adjust for coming off of an injury and the Steelers style of play. Keep him on your bench for Week 4.

As far as fantasy goes, most of the elite QBs are throwing to win games, so don’t worry if your RBs are subpar, make some trades and strategic moves and you should be in a good shape for Week 4.

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