Pick 6 - Week 4

This year's rookie class is starting to shine! Which of these rookies should be in your lineup for Week 4?


Each week this column will suggest borderline players that you should start, and borderline players that you should sit. These projections are based on historical matchups, the matchup against the current defense, and how the player is performing this year.

Last week, things went pretty well in this column except for ahem...Mr. Abdullah, my headliner didn't show up. My pick for the waiver wire stud from last week (Cole Beasley) was also ineffective as Tony Romo went down with an injury. So it goes, on to a new week. I'm not going to waste a spot in my "studs" category for this one, so here it is - don't get cute with benching Jeremy Hill. Yes, he has a tough match up this week, however, he is the clear lead back and will get plenty of run to correct his fumbling issues.

In tribute to the great Yogi Berra who passed away this week, I'm going to mix in a few of his famous quotes.

Studs

Frank Gore - As I noted in the "duds" section below, Luck is banged up this week and won't be throwing much. Look for the Colts to try to get Gore going early and often.

Karlos Williams - LeSean McCoy is officially designated as "out" this week, so Williams will have the backfield touches to himself. He has been great so far, and he looks like an RB 1 option this week as he faces a weak Giants front 7.

Amari Cooper/Michael Crabtree - The Chicago Bears passing defense is one of the bottom four in the league when it comes to guarding opponent's WR's. Derek Carr has started out hot this year and it looks like he should have plenty of time to locate Cooper and Crabtree who are averaging 10 and 11 targets per game respectively.

Duds

Andrew Luck - Even though he came into the season as the #2 fantasy QB, I'm sitting him this week. Word is that he hasn't thrown in practice this week. The Colts should have the lead in this one as well as they are playing the Jaguars. That means that even if Luck is playing (he is expected to start), he won't be throwing much in this one. This a good week to start your backup QB, or pick someone up like Derek Carr for a spot start if he is available.

Washington RB's - I like the Washington run game, but this is not their week. A true 50-50 split between Alfred Morris and Matt Jones is in place which makes it difficult to start either one. Add in the fact that Philadelphia is a top defense against the run and very weak against the pass and you have a recipe for a heavy pass attack from the Redskins this week.

Allen Robinson - He will receive the Vontae Davis treatment this week. Your only hope here is a garbage time TD. I would consider him a low end WR 3.

Waiver Wire Stud
This is the player that I pick each week who is currently a no-namer or unowned in the majority of leagues, but will become one of the top pickups next week. This player is a great speculative add if you have a free roster spot that you can use before you miss out on him next week due to your league’s waiver wire pickup order.

Ty Montgomery - Davante Adams was supposed to be the go-to #2 WR for Aaron Rodgers this year. The signing of James Jones and Adams' ankle injury have put the kibosh on that so far. The 49er's are very beatable through the air, and well, who isn't beatable through the air for Aaron Rodgers? There are enough targets to go around for 3 WR's to be relevant in Green Bay, and while Adams is hurt, Montgomery should step into that role.

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