Who to start & who to sit in Fantasy Football in Week 4?

Vegas Raiders' Josh JacobsYouTube: NFL

With the Week 4 of the NFL season approaching, who are your best options to start and to sit this week on your Fantasy Football team?

Every week in Fantasy Football offers players difficult choices, but none is more critical than who to place on your roster and your bench.

The decision can be as simple as just picking the best players, but for those who want to maximize their chances of getting the most possible points each week, you should delve deeper into matchups, injuries, and player usage, as these can change week to week.

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While we will not list off every single player that you should start or sit in Week 4, we will list a few players who would normally be bench players that are probably worth starting this week, along with some normal starters who might be better left on the bench this week. If a player is not listed on here, it means you’re probably fine to start or sit them as you normally would.

Houston Texans' Tank DellYouTube: NFL

Which Fantasy Football players should you start Week 4?

With Week 4 of the Fantasy Football year upon us, here are the players on your bench who might be a better option to start this week.

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Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers)

While there are a lot of red flags about Jordan Love’s game (he’s only completing 53.1% of his passes this season), he’s been incredibly productive in terms of fantasy with 7 passing touchdowns (and one rushing TD) on the season.

Running Backs

Jerome Ford (Cleveland Browns)

With Nick Chubb going down, Jerome Ford has stepped up to become a bigger feature in the Browns offense. He’s averaging 3.9 yards per carry with three total touchdowns.

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Raheem Mostert (Miami Dolphins)

Despite being the most productive running back in Fantasy Football according to ESPN (largely buoyed by a monster four touchdown game against Denver), Mostert is only being started in 71% of leagues. That should be higher.

Wide Receivers

Tank Dell (Houston Texans)

Coming off back to back games with a touchdown reception and at least seven targets, Dell is quickly becoming a favorite target of emerging QB CJ Stroud.

Tutu Atwell (LA Rams)

The Rams passing attack has been surprisingly lethal this season and Tutu Atwell has been a huge reason for that. He’s only caught one touchdown, but he’s gotten at least eight targets in each of his game.

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Tight Ends

Sam LaPorta (Detroit Lions)

The rookie has been one of the most under-used players in Fantasy Football, as he’s only starting in 48% of leagues despite being the second-best tight end through three weeks.


Kansas City Chiefs

Here’s an easy way to run your fantasy team: pick whoever is playing the Jets as long as Zach Wilson is the quarterback.


Brett Maher (LA Rams)

Grab Maher before more people start to realize that this LA Rams have a pretty decent offense and Maher is one of the better kickers this year.

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Cincinnati Bengals' Tee HigginsYouTube: Cincinnati Bengals

Which Fantasy Football players should you sit Week 4?

On the other hand, these Fantasy Football players who would normally be starters might not be the best options for your team in Week 4.


Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills)

That Miami defense has been extremely good and Allen always has the risk of throwing a bunch of bad interceptions (as he did in Week 1).

Running Backs

Najee Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Harris has gotten the lions share of the carries this year for Pittsburgh (35 total for 139 yards) but has not yet scored a touchdown. He’s also facing Houston, who have shown to be a better team that most fans expected.

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Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders)

Jacobs has been even more disappointing than Harris this year, with 2.4 yards per carry on 45 rushing attempts (he does have 92 receiving yards). With Jimmy G out and the Raiders rushing attack struggling, it could just get worse for Jacobs.

Wide Receivers

Tee Higgins (Cincinnati Bengals)

Last week we highlighted his teammate Ja’Marr Chase, this week it’s Higgins’ turn. With Burrow struggling, he has only gotten 10 receptions for 110 yards on the year. He did get two touchdowns in Week 2, but otherwise Higgins has struggled mightily.

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DeAndre Hopkins (Tennessee Titans)

Hopkins looks cooked in Tennessee as does his quarterback, Ryan Tannehill. He has 153 yards receiving this year but no touchdowns, and Cincy’s defense can be a brutal matchup.

Tight Ends

David Njoku (Cleveland Browns)

The Browns have struggled to do absolutely anything offensively this season outside of handing Nick Chubb the ball. Unless Deshaun Watson reverts to his 2019 form, Njoku is going to continue to only get 4 targets a game.


Buffalo Bills

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Another way to make it easy on your teams each week: do not play whatever defense is facing the absolute wagon that is the Miami Dolphins.


Daniel Carlson (Las Vegas Raiders)

Jimmy G is on the mend, Josh Jacobs can’t get anything going, and as a result Daniel Carlson’s not getting a chance to kick that often.

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