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Chris Sweet – Senior Fantasy Analyst: The Wagner Wire

We are a quarter of the way through the NFL Season. Here are 69 things, thoughts, facts, and anecdotes from Week 4.

  1. Le’veon Bell’s preseason is officially over.
  2. I’m still worried about Ben Roethlisberger. Martavis Bryant has been open a lot.
  3. Juju Smith-Schuster is playing more snaps. He could be in for a decent workload this week with Brown and Bryant seeing Ramsey and Bouye.
  4. Alex Collins needs to stop fumbling because he looks like the Ravens best runner by a lot.
  5. Joe Flacco earned his contract but it’s hard to watch him play football right now.
  6. The Bengals Offense has looked much better since Bill Lazor took over.
  7. Joe Mixon can’t play Giovani Bernard’s role as well as Giovani Bernard can.
  8. If Tyler Eifert can’t stay on the field there could be some sustained fantasy value for Tyler Kroft.
  9. The Browns still have a long way to go…yikes.
  10. I’m interested to see which Bears WR becomes a fantasy pickup now that Mitch Trubisky has taken the job.
  11. I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam Shaheen is a big beneficiary of Trubisky.
  12. Aaron Jones should start seeing the field more even if Ty Montgomery doesn’t miss any time.
  13. Jordy Nelson just gets it done every single year.
  14. Aaron Rodgers returns to the scene of the crime. He murdered the Cowboys Super Bowl Dreams in Jerry World last year.
  15. Ameer Abdullah had his best game as a pro in Week 4. Hopefully, he continues to get a full workload.
  16. The Lions pass game has been up and down through four weeks.
  17. Dalvin Cook was on pace to have a very good rookie season. I have my doubts about the run game after his injury.
  18. Jerick McKinnon is a better athlete than Latavius Murray but I would expect Murray to have more value this year.
  19. This is the second year in a row that you could get Stefon Diggs incredibly cheap in drafts. I don’t believe there will be a third.
  20. Adam Thielen was already having a great season. He should see even more work now.
  21. I never thought the New England Patriots would be the team you start everyone against for Fantasy.
  22. Gronk is such a stud. He is missing his first game of the season and unfortunately probably not his last.
  23. Mike Gillislee’s value is going to be hurt by all of the shootouts the Pats are going to be involved in.
  24. Charles Clay is the #1 target for Tyrod Taylor. He is still unowned in a few leagues.
  25. If the Bills keep winning then Shady McCoy is going to have some huge weeks down the stretch.
  26. Now is a good time to buy Jay Ajayi if you can.
  27. Jay Cutler has been as bad as many thought.
  28. The Jets offense has actually been good for Fantasy through 4 games.
  29. Bilal Powell finally had his breakout, although it took a pretty fluky long TD to get him going.
  30. Elijah McGuire’s performance should effectively end the Matt Forte era.
  31. Robby Anderson could emerge as a Top 30 WR by the end of the year.
  32. Kirk Cousins showed on Monday Night that he is worth the money. Someone other than the Redskins will give it to him.
  33. Jamison Crowder has fallen off the face of the fantasy scene.
  34. Josh Doctson almost showed why he was so highly drafted. He will get more chances.
  35. LeGarrette Blount looked impressive on Sunday. So has every other RB the Chargers have faced.
  36. Carson Wentz has turned Zach Ertz into an Elite TE.
  37. Zeke Elliott is starting to warm up. The drama regarding his suspension is equally toasty.
  38. There isn’t any sophomore slump for Dak Prescott. He gets another shot at Aaron Rodgers this week.
  39. Dez Bryant might be the most overrated WR in the league.
  40. For all of the woes of the Giants, they have one of the best young pass catching units in the league with Beckham, Shepard, and Engram.
  41. Rookie Wayne Gallman looked like a decent runner in Week 4. A decent runner is a marked upgrade from whatever Paul Perkins has been so far.
  42. Alvin Kamara is starting to separate himself from the other backs in New Orleans. It will be hard to keep him off the field.
  43. Michael Thomas looks as polished as he did his rookie year.
  44. This could be one of the last years we get to see guys like Drew Brees and Tom Brady in their primes.
  45. Matt Ryan looks more like the QB from 2015 than 2016.
  46. Julio Jones might have a dominant stretch coming but the injuries worry me.
  47. If you combined Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman’s stats they are right around the RB1.
  48. I still don’t believe in Devin Funchess…..but he is getting the targets and converting them.
  49. Cam Newton is still dangerous when the run is part of his game.
  50. Could you imagine using a 3rd round pick on Giovani Bernard? If you drafted Christian McCaffery that’s what you did.
  51. Doug Martin could win fantasy leagues for people that drafted him or be out of football in 2018.
  52. Jameis Winston has a lot to prove still. Beating Tom Brady would be a good start.
  53. Desean Jackson has yet to click with Jameis.
  54. Andrew Luck could return soon. Too bad for him…
  55. I had high hopes for the Titans Offense coming into the year. Mariota being hurt again is not going to help.
  56. Deshaun Watson is fun to watch. You can feel his confidence.
  57. Will Fuller is going to complement DeAndre Hopkins very nicely.
  58. Lamar Miller must not want to lose his starting job just yet. A Strong performance by him.
  59. Leonard Fournette is already one of the best Runners in the league.
  60. The Chargers run game has really underperformed.
  61. Hunter Henry has a great matchup this week against the Giants. Antonio Gates could easily score a few TDs though.
  62. Kareem Hunt is on pace for over 2000 yards rushing.
  63. Alex Smith might finish the year as a Top 12 QB.
  64. The Raiders Fantasy prospects are very dim with Carr out.
  65. The Broncos D is probably their most consistent Fantasy Performer.
  66. This is your weekly reminder that Jared Goff should be owned in your leagues.
  67. The Seahawks backfield is a real question mark. I wouldn’t touch anyone until the dust settles.
  68. Andre Ellington is startable as a flex in PPR Leagues.
  69. Carlos Hyde is the only 49er to play regularly.

This was that 69 one more time for you. Thanks for reading. As always I’m your Sweet Fantasy.

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