Fantasy Football Week Four: “Sneaky Starts”


To start off, I want to say that this year, as most of you can attest, has been a crazy year for fantasy football. Predicting success and so called sleepers has become more of a guessing game then an educated guess. With that said, I believe that things will start to smooth out and we won’t see the anomalies and crazy points/results. Remember, these are sneaky because every website isn’t pushing them and most of these guys are still on the waivers, so here is this week’s educated guess at Week Four’s “Sneaky Starts.”

Blake Bortles should be a nice start for your fantasy football team. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

I’m going to jump back on the BB train after stepping off during draft season. Bortles defiantly looks the part and in my opinion was over analyzed a bit by draft “experts.” From a fantasy football standpoint I see a few things: he gets a San Diego team that has given up the seventh most points to opposing quarterbacks, he will be playing from behind, and he gets another pass catcher back this week in Cecil Shorts. I think 260 yards passing, 35 yards rushing, and two touchdowns is fair to expect this week. He is owned in 17% of leagues.. QB. Jaguars. Blake Bortles. QB. player. 52

I recommended McFadden last week too and he didn’t produce a lot of points, but had 22 touches. This week would be a good week to try McFadden again as the Miami Dolphins have given up the fifth most points to running backs. Last week, running back Joe McNight torched them in the passing game; something I’m sure the Raiders noticed. McFadden is owned in 40% of leagues, if nothing else he would be a good bye week or injury fill-in.. RB2/Flex. Raiders. Darren McFadden. RB. player. 28

WR2/Flex. 49ers. Stevie Johnson. WR. player. 42. Johnson would be a true flier this week, but the matchup is favorable as the Eagles have given up the second most points to opposing wide receivers this year. A big part of taking a chance on Johnson also depends on <a title=

55. I drank the Kool-Aid on Miller and really thought he was going to have a solid year. So far that hasn’t been the case as the Steelers have not looked to get Miller the ball much while they continue to focus on a more run-based/throw to the outside receivers plan. With that said, Miller is a sneaky start this week because he is due a touchdown and teams have taken advantage of Tampa Bay in the passing game.. TE/Flex. Steelers. Heath Miller. TE. player

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