Week 4 Fantasy Predictions: Top 3 Players At Each Position

Top 40 Running Backs. Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: KA Sports Photos | Under Creative Commons License
Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: KA Sports Photos | Under Creative Commons License

Alright folks, I’m back for another edition of who I think will be the top fantasy performers. When it comes to fantasy, you can do all the research in the world, but sometimes you just have to run with your gut feeling. Very much a shot in the dark approach. The details are going to be quick and concise. Who knows, I might increase my prediction percentage with this technique. So let’s just jump right into it. Here are my top 3 performers at each position for Week 4.

Week 4 Fantasy Predictions: Top 3 Players At Each Position

Top 3 QBs

Ryan Fitzpatrick – Miami Dolphins

Yeah, I said it. I’m tabbing Fitzmagic to have a big week for the Dolphins. The Seahawks are in town and I expect him to duel it out with Russell Wilson. Should be a fun scoring affair.

Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks

Yup. Both Wilson and Fitzpatrick should have a fun time down in Miami on Sunday. Wilson has been lighting up defenses so it would be dumb to not think he can’t keep that momentum going.

Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals

Burrow and the Bengals play host to the Jaguars and it should be an interesting game to watch. Burrow is running his offense like a mid-season well-oiled machine. I think this is the game where he puts up big numbers.

Top 3 RBs

Dalvin Cook – Minnesota Vikings

Cook looked great last week rushing for almost 200 yards on a good Titans defense. It will be a duel between teams seeking their first win on the season. Look for Cook to keep the chains moving and find the end zone multiple times.

Alvin Kamara – New Orleans Saints

Surprise take here, I know. Kamara will be on this list until further notice. He’s arguably the best back in the league and just racks in the points for fantasy owners.

Aaron Jones – Green Bay Packers

Aaron Jones is one of the best fantasy backs so far this year, behind Kamara. The Packers get back-to-back weeks in primetime and I expect Jones to keep up his production. If Davante Adams can’t make the start, look for the offense to feed Jones the rock even more.

Top 6 WRs

Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions

Golladay had a resurgence in his first game of the season last week. Expect that rapport to be on point with QB Matthew Stafford in Week 4. They face a tough New Orleans team, but I expect Golladay to get a healthy amount of targets.

A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals

This Sunday, I expect to see A.J. Green have the breakout he and fans have been waiting for. Burrow looks to trust the veteran through three weeks, though he seemed to be reacclimating himself to a full game. Green goes off this week.

Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears

Robinson should be salivating now that Mitchell Trubisky is benched for the legend of Nick Foles. Robinson has been quite productive through the first three weeks of the season and I expect that production to increase with Foles running the offense.

Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons

Jones needs to have a big game to get his confidence back. After missing last week with an injury, look for his primetime matchup to get him fired back up. I don’t know if the Falcons win, but they’ll need Jones to ball out if they want to stay competitive in this matchup.

Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Lockett is showing this year why he may be the best deep threat in the league. The good thing is he’s an all-around great receiver, not just a deep threat. I think he finds the end zone at least twice this week vs. the Dolphins.

Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans looks to add a little more yardage to his stat line this week vs. the Chargers. He and Tom Brady look to building their chemistry and will most likely attack an injured secondary for the Chargers. Add in the possibility that Chris Godwin does not play and you have more targets for Evans.

Top 3 TEs

Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins

Gesicki looks to continue his solid work as one of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s most reliable targets. Coming off back-to-back games with a TD, I think he gets in the end zone at least once in Sunday’s matchup.

T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions

Hockenson has been making strides in his second year playing with Matthew Stafford. Though the resurgence of Kenny Golladay is sure to take some targets, he is still a reliable security blanket. Look for him to snag a TD and some yards on Sunday.

Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have the most depleted receiving corps of any team in the league, plus his counterpart, Dallas Goedert, is out with injury. Not only will this benefit Ertz’s target share, but it will also give Carson Wentz the opportunity to get back in the groove with his favorite target since entering the league.

Top 3 DEF/STs

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams in Week 4 will be playing the New York Giants. This seems like a pretty good opportunity for the Rams to snag some turnovers and keep the opponents score low. The Giants haven’t impressed at all this season so look for the Rams to bounce back with a win.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers play host to the Los Angeles Chargers this week. Sorry Chargers fan, but I think you’ll have your work cut out for you on Sunday. The Buccaneers have a solid run defense and will look to put pressure on rookie Justin Herbert to force turnovers.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens look to bounce back in a big way with their interstate game against the Washington Football Team. Dwayne Haskins has had flashes of throwing the ball well but is still turning the ball over too much. Look for the Ravens to force a few of those turnovers and hold them to a low point total.

Top 3 Kickers

Daniel Carlson – Las Vegas Raiders

Carlson and the Raiders will be matched up vs. a Bills team that is on fire. Expect the Bills defense to stall the Raiders a couple of times and force Carlson to make some kicks.

Michael Badgley – Los Angeles Chargers

The Buccaneers will be able to stall the Chargers offense more than once in field goal range. I expect Badgley to have a busy day trying to keep his team in the game.

Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers are rolling into their second week with Nick Mullens under center. If a Giants team can stall the 49ers offense I think the Eagles will be able to replicate something a little better. Look for Gould to smack a couple of long-range kicks through the uprights.

To Conclude

So this is as brief as it can get. Let’s see if my gut is right this week and can boost my percentage of correct picks. As always, I think I am going to improve this week cause I’m Mr. Optimistic. Only time will tell. Agree or Disagree? Let me know on Twitter @RealsleeepyG.

Top 40 Running Backs. Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: KA Sports Photos | Under Creative Commons License

Green Bay Packers Running Back Aaron Jones. Photo Credit: KA Sports Photos | Under Creative Commons License