Thursday, September 27, 2012

Week 4 Fantasy Football Hot n Not's



Matt Schaub – Fresh off a 4 TD effort on the road in Denver, Schaub comes home to face the Titans whom through 3 weeks have given up the most fantasy points to QB’s.

Honorable mentions:  Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman


Cedric Benson – In a potential shootout with New Orleans, Green Bay figures to come out slinging the ball all over. But as they learned last week in Seattle, they move the ball better with balance.  Benson has 17 and 20 carries in his last two games and 4 receptions in each of those two.  New Orleans is allowing the most fantasy points to running backs after the first 3 weeks so Benson is a strong flex play.

Honorable mention:  Ben Tate


Vincent Jackson – Jackson came back down to earth in a hard way last week  against the Cowboys after his monstrous week 2 game against the Giants. The Giants secondary is very porous and VJax faces another porous secondary this week in the Washington Redskins. The Redskins allow the most fantasy point to WR’s, second most yards and tied for the most receiving TD’s against WR’s.

Honorable mention:  Brandon Lloyd 


Brandon Myers – Myers suffered a concussion last week, but he has been cleared to resume practice. Through 3 weeks Myers has 15 receptions and 206 yards. Most appealing about Myers is that he has 15 targets and has caught every single one of them.  Palmer knows this and has to figure to trust him now. With Darrius Heyward-Bey likely to miss this week Myers becomes a legit target for Palmer up against the Denver Broncos who allow the 4th most fantasy points to TE’s.

Honorable mentions:  Owen Daniels



Tony Romo  – Since his big week 1 game, Romo has been very… for a lack of a better word – pedestrian.  He’s only thrown for 1 TD in his last two games, an interception in all three and two fumbles last week. This week he faces the Chicago Bears who are allowing the fewest points to QB’s over the first three weeks.

Caution – Cam Newton


Steven Jackson – Per @Ryan_Boser, Steven Jackson has scored one touchdown in his last 259 touches. This week he faces the Seahawks, allowing the 5th fewest fantasy points to RB’s. He’s becoming a matchup play for RB2 production or flex start against defenses in the top 10.

Caution – DeMarco Murray


Brandon Marshall – Cutler and his O-line have not done well so far this season and facing DeMarcus Ware and the new and improved back end of the Dallas Cowboys defense, Cutler will struggle to find the time to hit Marshall consistently. Marshall has the talent to go up and get one of Cutler’s infamous ‘fling-its’ but Dallas is allowing the fewest points to WR’s through three weeks so Marshall  figures to struggle.

Caution – Julio Jones and Roddy White Carolina is holding WR’s to the second fewest fantasy points through three weeks and they have faced Drew Brees and Eli Manning. Teams are choosing to run on the Panthers Defense.


Jermichael Finley – After 3 weeks Finley only has 133 yards equating to a 44.3 average and he hasn’t scored in his last two games. This week he faces the Saints who give up the fewest fantasy points to TE’s and Finley may get lost in the offense with Rodgers, Jennings and Nelson looking to get back on track and Benson taking advantage of his matchup as well.