Once again, we are in the midst of an exciting NFL season. Now begins the process of setting the best lineup possible on a weekly basis. Each Thursday, we will have you covered as we go through options at both the quarterback and tight end positions. Let us dig into some Week 4 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers along with some Week 4 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers.
Week 4 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers
Andy Dalton, Carolina Panthers
In the unlikely event that Bryce Young plays on Sunday, we can consider him here, just to a lesser degree. Based on Young’s injury though, it looks like Andy Dalton will be getting another week under center. And that could be good news for deeper leagues.
The veteran turned the clock back, at least from a fantasy standpoint, as he threw for 361 yards and two touchdowns. Adam Thielen also turned back the clock while Dalton also had success with DJ Chark. This week, Dalton gets to take advantage of a reeling Minnesota pass defense. That should lead to another big week for the veteran which helps his status among our sleepers and streamers.
Jameis Winston, New Orleans Saints
After entering for an injured Derek Carr, Jameis Winston threw for 101 yards in less than a half of action. Winston will likely be under center for another few weeks, and he could prove to be a useful option among our sleepers and streamers.
Winston has a history in the New Orleans offense which should help him seamlessly step in. Between Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Rashid Shaheed, Winston has plenty of weapons to work with. And Alvin Kamara also returns to action this week which will help.
CJ Stroud, Houston Texans
At this point we really just need to believe in CJ Stroud. The rookie continues to move up in stature among our sleepers and streamers, and it is likely Stroud will graduate soon. With byes beginning in just a week, Stroud will become a very valuable option and this week might be your last chance to grab him. Even if you don’t need a quarterback for another week or two, planning ahead is never a bad thing. If you don’t, Stroud will likely be gone.
From the performance standpoint, Stroud led an upset victory in Jacksonville on Sunday. The rookie had his third straight game without an interception while throwing for 280 yards and two touchdowns. Stroud isn’t really doing much in the running game, but that is perfectly fine as he moves the ball through the air. Chemistry is brewing with Nico Collins and Tank Dell which also helps.
Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
You aren’t going to see a blowout as bad as Sunday’s in Miami when the Broncos lost by 50 points. Lost in that, or perhaps intentionally since most of the game was garbage time, is the fact that Russell Wilson broke the 300-yard mark (306) for the second straight week.
Wilson’s numbers and performance aren’t terrible this year despite that Denver has yet to win a game. This week, that is likely to change as the Broncos face the Bears who had their own disappointing game on Sunday. Chicago has been terrible against opposing quarterbacks this year, and Wilson does have weapons in the passing game. Contrary to his record, there is fantasy value here.
Week 4 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers
Tight End Sleepers
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
After being targeted a combined six times in the first two weeks, Gerald Everett caught all six of his targets for 30 yards last week. With Mike Williams now out for the year, the Chargers do have some targets up for grabs. By no means am I implying that Everett can replace Williams, but there are receptions available.
From a matchup perspective, things are pretty favorable for tight ends against the Raiders. Last week, Pat Freiermuth caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown against the same Las Vegas team, and Everett should be able to do that, at a minimum.
Chigoziem Okonkwo, Tennessee Titans
After he came on strong at the end of last year, Chigoziem Okonkwo was an interesting option. All it took was one game for those good feelings to go away though. After going without a catch in Week 1, he was targeted twice, Okonkwo was targeted four times in each of the next two weeks. In that stretch, he turned that into seven receptions for 42 yards which is still disappointing.
Within the Tennessee offense, Okonkwo has carved out a solid role. He has already proved to be capable and explosive, but the production has not matched over the past three weeks. At this point, it is not up to Okonkwo as much as it is Ryan Tannehill and the Titans’ offense, but we haven’t seen the last of him. This could be a strong week as it is a great matchup for Okonkwo against the Bengals as they struggle against opposing tight ends.
Tight End Streamers
Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers
While there were other rookie tight ends (here is looking at you, Sam LaPorta) who might have generated more attention, Luke Musgrave had a strong game on Sunday. While he is still looking for his first touchdown, Musgrave also had the best game of his career during Green Bay’s comeback victory.
Musgrave showed to be a critical part of the Packers’ offense, catching six of his eight targets for 49 yards. That came after Musgrave caught five passes for 75 yards in his first two games. This week, Musgrave faces a Detroit team that struggles against the tight end position, so it figures to be another strong week.
Jake Ferguson, Dallas Cowboys
For the second time in three games, Jake Ferguson was targeted seven times on Sunday. Ferguson turned that into five receptions for 48 yards in what was his best game of the season. To this point, Ferguson has established an early chemistry with Dak Prescott, and I would look for him to continue to develop that while racking up the targets. As the season goes on and that comfort level grows, the production should follow.