Fantasy Focus Friday- Week 4

Quarterbacks

Tyrod Taylor vs. Giants

Taylor has gotten better every week and faces a nice matchup at home versus the Gmen in Week 4.  Lesean McCoy may not play this week which could lead to more reliance on the arm and legs of Tyrod.  The Giants defense is very average and lacks a pass rush.  Sammy Watkins status is up in the air for Buffalo as well so Taylor may be asked to do more with his legs.  Either way I think he has a nice fantasy game on Sunday.

Derek Carr vs. Bears

I went with Carr last week and I’ll do the same this week.  The Bears defense is terrible and made two trades this week sending away starters Jared Allen and Jonathan Bostic.  Carr is developing a nice repoire with his wide receivers including Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.  The Bears don’t have much of a pass rush so Carr should have ample time to make big plays down the field on Sunday.

Running Backs

Alfred Blue vs. Falcons

Blue had a breakout game last week against the Bucs.  The Falcons were gashed in the running game by Dallas in Week 3.  I know the Cowboys o line is much better than Houston’s but nonetheless I like Blue to get in the endzone this week.  Arian Foster is still not back for the Texans so look for them to feature the running game on the road this week.  Quarterback Ryan Mallet still looks to be a game manager at this point in his career.

Ronnie Hillman vs. Vikings

Starter CJ Anderson has struggled this year and is now battling an injury to boot.  That leaves backup Ronnie Hillman.  Hillman has similar stature to Justin Forsett who thrived in Gary Kubiak’s offense last season.  If Hillman gets the nod Sunday he has a nice home matchup against the Vikings.  Hillman is also a threat in the passing game which is always nice.  Denver is the revolving door of running backs and Hillman is next up on the list.

Wide Receivers

Allen Hurns vs. Colts

The Jags will likely be behind on Sunday at Indy lending to plenty of passes being thrown by Blake Bortles.  Hurns remains one of Bortles favorite targets and has good speed to get deep on defenders.  The Indy secondary is still banged up and gives up their fair share of yards.  I realize this is a risky pick but I think Hurns can be a sneaky play in Week 4 on the road.

Keenan Allen vs. Browns

Allen has bounced back from his subpar sophomore season to have a nice 2015 campaign thus far.  Quarterback Philip Rivers is always better at home and Allen lit it up in Week 1 at home against the Lions.  The Browns secondary has talent but Allen is still the favorite target while tight ends Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates remain out.

 

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