Week 4 will be underway shortly, and it seems to be quite the week. The Titans and Steelers game has been postponed, and Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19, ruling him out. It looks like the Chiefs and Patriots game will still be played this week, which is a relief to fantasy owners everywhere.
Who to Start
DeVante Parker (WR), Miami Dolphins
Parker is already a strong starting option in most fantasy leagues, so this matchup with Seattle makes him a must start. The Seahawks have been involved in shootouts all season, and there is no reason this week will be any different. Miami will most likely have to air it out to hang with Russell Wilson, so Parker should have a nice week.
Robert Tonyan (TE), Green Bay Packers
Tonyan is becoming a legitimate fantasy starter. After a big week against the Saints, Tonyan may see more action this week against Atlanta. The Falcons haven’t played much defense this year. Another big factor is that Green Bay is thin on Weapons. Allen Lazard is out for the time being, and Davante Adams hamstring still isn’t fully healed. Look for Tonyan to have a handful of targets and rack up some fantasy points.
T.J. Hockenson (TE), Detroit Lions
Yes, I’m recommending another tight end. Hockenson and the Lions will be facing the Saints, who have allowed both Darren Waller and Robert Tonyan to thrive against them. Hockenson is a talented young player who has been consistently putting up double digits each week. That won’t change this week.
Jared Goff (QB), Los Angeles Rams
The return of Jared Goff is happening. Goff is starting to move in the right direction after a tough year in 2019. This is a good sign for fantasy owners. Another good sign for fantasy owners is that Goff is facing the Giants this week. The Giants made Nick Mullens a relevant fantasy quarterback in Week 3. Add in the fact that Goff has put up almost 60 points over the last two weeks and it’s a recipe for success.
Who to Sit
T.Y. Hilton (WR), Indianapolis
Hilton hasn’t had a great start to his 2020 campaign. He has yet to get in the end zone which is an issue against a Bears defense who has yet to allow a receiver to get into the end zone. While Hilton can still be a viable fantasy option in the long term, after a slow start to 2020 he may not be worth putting in your lineups this weekend.
D.J. Moore (WR), Carolina
In a shocking turn of events, the Arizona Cardinals have an impressive secondary. That secondary has been giving opposing fantasy owners a hard time. Moore has been a solid starter, but facing a tough Cardinals secondary is a reason to sit him. The other reason is his use in the red zone. Moore has yet to score this year and has only seen one target in the red zone. It might be smart to play it safe and bench Moore.
Daniel Jones (QB), New York Giants
I recently learned that some of my family and friends not only drafted Daniel Jones, but they also have been starting him. It’s not too late to fix that mistake and move Jones to the bench. The turnover happy Giants quarterback is ranked outside the top 25 quarterbacks in fantasy and has scored double digit points once. It’s time to move on from Jones.