Start/Sit: Week 4
Week 3 opened the door for some players not rostered to make some big time fantasy value. Injuries have started to become more prevalent so it is about time some tough decisions are coming into play. If you happen to have Dalvin Cook or D'Andre Swift who may not be able to play, and you need some great starts we got you. Have a guy that you have been taking a risk on and wonder if they will bust? We got you. Here is our experts picks for who you should start and who you should sit.
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Start: Khalil Herbert
When David Montgomery left the game last week with an injury, fantasy managers got to see what they hype around Herbert was. He blew up for 157 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown, and looks to be the lead back with Montgomery likely being out. Herbert has never rushed for below 75 yards in a game where he was the feature back, and there is no competition for him without Montgomery. The Bears clearly want to run the rock, and they face a Giants defense that has been allowing 5.6 yards per carry. Start Herbert!
Sit: Cam Akers
Akers looked improved last week, but it's still too early to jump back on his bandwagon. Akers will still most likely be splitting the workload with Henderson until one can create more separation, and this week is a tough matchup agains the 49ers. Akers has not looked as efficient as a runner since his injury, and it is highly unlikely that he breaks out against the tough San Francisco defense. Akers might be better left on the bench this week.
Start: Jamaal Williams
Williams is one of the few backup backs that is ranked inside the top 10 for fantasy scoring. Williams also leads all backs in goal line touches, which is a big boost for him. Now he goes into Week 4 with D'Andre Swift being out against a Seattle defense. Williams is a locked in RB1 with only Reynolds as touch competition, and Seattle is ranked 26th against receiving backs, meaning Williams could see some work out of the backfield as well. He legitimately could lead all RBs in scoring this week.
Sit: Chase Edmonds
Edmonds touches have been trending down, and with Mostert playing well, there is no reason to think that will change. Edmonds salvaged his fantasy value last week with two touchdown, but was out-touched by Mostert. Edmonds got most his value as being a receiver, but Cincy has been one of the top 10 teams against receiving backs. A game script that could go into the trash for Edmonds could also leave him in the dust. He is just too risky to start this week.
Start: Chris Olave
Olave has broken out as the most explosive receiver on the Saints, even beating out the likes of Micheal Thomas and Jarvis Landry. Jamies Winston wants to drive the ball down the field, which compliments Olave's game. Landry and Thomas are both dealing with injuries, which leaves Olave as the best reliable weapon. He faces up against Patrick Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings, who have been steady, but can be beaten downfield. Olave has a lot of upside going into Week 4.
Sit: Micheal Thomas
MT has been steady this season, even showing some flashes of his vintage self. Most people would feel comfortable starting him, especially in PPR formats. While he does still have some value as a possession receiver, he is dealing with a toe injury that is going to limit him. If he is even able to play, rookie WR Chris Olave has shown himself to be a great talent. MT just carries too much risk and not enough upside for Week 4.
Start: Devonta Smith
Smith blew up last week, which could prevent people from relying on that two weeks in a row, but I beg to differ. Smith not only say a team high target share, but also faces a great matchup against the Jaguars. The Jaguars have allowed a lot of points to WR2s on teams, and with AJ Brown gaining a lot of attention, Smith is in for a big day in a shocking offensive battle between the Eagles and Jaguars
Sit: Garrett Wilson
Wilson has been great so there should be absolutely no reason to bench him. The fact that I have him here shocks me. The one thing that has changed is the QB situation. Zach Wilson is likely to be back against the Steelers, which means that Flacco is out. I think that will harm the passing game significantly, and allow trusted weapon Elijah Moore to get more chances this week. I doubt Zach Wilson will drop back as much as Flacco, and Garrett Wilson faces a tough matchup against some big time Steeler playmaker on defense. Wilson may just fall victim to an unfortunate situation that caps his fantasy ceiling. With a big unknown on how the Wilsons will connect, Garrett Wilson is a risk to start this week.