There are a ton of sneaky starts for week 4. I’ve been answering a gang of start or sit questions this week that mostly have been involving these players. Consider these guys as great bye week fill-ins, dfs plays, or subs for Big Ben-Tony Romo owners. Here are a couple of skill position players for my sneaky/risky starts of the week.
Derek Carr might be the sneakiest of the bunch this week! He’s coming off of back-to-back 300-yard games and why would that change against the bad news Bears? Chicago has given up 8 touchdowns in 3 games and rank 24th against Quarterbacks. Amari Cooper has looked uncover able in the last two weeks and Michael Crabtree has been a great Robin for Batman. This game will make Derek Carr’s third 300-yard game in a row.
Ryan Tannehill is a risky start and I hope you have better options. He’ll have a shaky game against the J-E-T-S in the London Fog Bowl. Every year I try my best to avoid starting players in this game. The Jets have given up the second fewest points to quarterbacks. This will be a rough game for the Fins. Sit Tannehill if you have better options.
Karlos Williams is a great “fill in” starter for this week. I couldn’t believe the amount of start/sit questions about a guy that everyone picked up off the waiver wire for this moment. Now that you have to make the decision on starting him, you have cold feet like Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Karlos Williams is the starter going against a Giants defense that has given up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs this year. Start him!
I own Arian Foster in quite a few leagues. He was a top 5 back last year while missing three games! But this isn’t the time to insert him in your lineups. For any fantasy owner that thinks he’ll touch the ball 20 times in his first game, I have a bridge to sell you that resides in Brooklyn. Don’t get me wrong, Arian could very well get busy with 8 touches but it’s just not worth the risk.
T.Y. Hilton could be a sneaky play. Any other week where Andrew Luck is the signal caller, it’s a no-brainer to start T.Y. But with Matt Hassleback spearheading the offense, it’s a questionable decision to make. But when backup get their chance to shine, they usually hone in on their best player and flood him with targets and that’s what I anticipate happening today. T.Y. comes away with eighty yards and a touchdown .
Allen Robinson has big-big play potential! Many fantasy owners will start him in hopes to chase the 155 yards, two touchdown game he had in week 2. But this is when you have to know defenses and individual defensive players. I’m almost certain Vontae Davis will be shadowing him all game like Noob Sabot from MK3. Don’t expect a big game from Robinson!