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Key Fantasy Football Takeaways from NFL Week 4

Who has the time to take Fantasy Football notes on every single football team following a Thursday and Sunday slate of games? Nobody. Who is willing to do it though? Me.

Each week I run through every team that played on Thursday and Saturday, taking Fantasy Football notes for what you need to know. I am basically doing the dirty work for you so that you are able to have one spot to see all of what happened for a given week. It is important to take these notes so that we can pivot with new information received when it comes to managing our Fantasy Football teams. Total touches, targets, snap percentage, efficiency metrics, and production can fluctuate but are important to look into weekly as these categories can have next week and rest-of-season implications. The scoring noted is geared toward point-per-reception leagues (PPR). Here is what you need to know from Week 4.

Fantasy Football Takeaways from NFL Week 4


  • 2023 third-round selection, Michael Wilson, had himself a big week catching all seven targets for 76 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Wilson had just nine targets when coming the prior three weeks. Rondale Moore finished without a catch, so this could mean a changing of the guard for the WR2 role.
  • Joshua Dobbs had another good performance against a quality opponent in the 49ers. 28/41 for 265 passing yards and two passing touchdowns. Three straight weeks rushing for over 40 yards as well.
  • Marquise Brown earned 10 targets for the second time this season. Hollywood caught seven balls for 96 yards and finished with 16.6 Fantasy Points. Hollywood has finished three straight weeks above 16 Fantasy Points.
  • For the second time this season as well, Zach Ertz earned 10 targets. Ertz caught six for 53 receiving yards.


  • Bijan Robinson continues to be one of the best Fantasy Football running backs to roster with his third game above 18 Fantasy Points (18.7). Robinson rushed for 105 yards, which is his second game this season above 100, at a season-high 7.5 yards per carry. Robinson also caught five passes for 32 yards which marks his fourth straight game catching at least four passes.
  • Jonnu Smith had himself a bigger game, catching all six passes for 95 yards.  Smith has earned 6-8-6 targets over the last three weeks. Kyle Pitts again scored under 10 Fantasy Points, catching just two passes for 21 yards. Disappointing for Pitts seeing the Smith big day, after earning nine targets the week prior.
  • Drake London’s day was saved by a touchdown, as he caught just three of his seven targets for 28 yards. London and Pitts have struggled with direct correlations to Desmond Ridder who threw 19/31 for 191 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in this one.


  • Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews performed to their Fantasy Football expectations. Jackson finished with two touchdowns through the air and two on the ground for his second straight week scoring over 28 points. Andrews caught all five targets for 80 yards and both of Jackson’s passing touchdowns for 25 points.
  • Zay Flowers finished with a solid 18.7 yards per catch, finishing with three catches for 56 yards. Flowers has caught 24 of his 29 targets this year and played 98% of the snaps in Week 4.
  • Gus Edwards finished with 17 touches compared to Melvin Gordon’s four and Justice Hill’s three. Edwards did not have a Fantasy successful day but it is clear he is “the guy”.


  • Josh Allen was the best quarterback play of the week for Fantasy Football. Allen threw 21/25 (84%) for 320 yards and four passing touchdowns along with his second consecutive game with a rushing touchdown. Three straight games above 21 Fantasy Points, with his 36.5 being a season-high.
  • Stefon Diggs ended up catching three of Allen’s four passing touchdowns and finished the game with 120 receiving yards for 36 Fantasy Points. This marks three games above 100 receiving yards on the year.
  • Gabe Davis caught his third touchdown of the year, for his third straight game. Davis finished with 61 receiving yards, which is his second-highest total of the season. The asterisk for these games is that Davis has finished three of his four games with four or fewer targets.
  • James Cook totaled 13 touches in Week 4 but scored a rushing touchdown to guide him to 14.7 Fantasy Points. Cook cooled off on the ground with the focus being through the air but has had 13+ Fantasy Points for three straight games now. Latavius Murray and Damien Harris both finished with six touches a piece.
  • Positive to see Dalton Kincaid earning five targets compared to Dawson Knox’s one, but we have yet to see him score 10 Fantasy Points this season.


  • Third straight productive week for 33-year-old Adam Thielen. Thielen caught seven of his eight targets for 76 receiving yards and scored 15.2 Fantasy Points. Across the last three weeks, Thielen has averaged 10.33 targets, 8.33 receptions, 91.66 receiving yards, 0.66 touchdowns, and 22.36 Fantasy Points.
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. earned a season-high 10 targets in Week 4 and caught nine of them for 56 yards. Across the last two weeks, Marshall has totaled 18 targets and 14 receptions. 14.6 Fantasy Points in Week 4 is a potential sign that Marshall needs to be a waiver consideration. Keep in mind, rookie Jonathan Mingo was inactive with a concussion.
  • Chuba Hubbard totaled 16 touches on 54% of the snaps compared to Miles Sanders who had the same amount of touches on 43% of the snaps. Sanders was dealing with a groin issue prior to Sunday’s game.


  • Justin Fields returned to his 2022 Fantasy Football form, finishing the week with 28.9 Fantasy Points. Fields threw 28/35 (80%) with single-game career highs in passing yards with 334 and passing touchdowns with four. Fields did toss an interception and fumbled. Obviously, the Broncos are not the best of teams, but this was a great sign that we can trust Fields in our lineups again after three weeks of under 15 Fantasy Points in a row prior.
  • A big beneficiary of Fields’ big passing day was Cole Kmet, who finished Week 4 with two touchdowns which flashed the two times he scored a pair back in 2022. Kmet caught seven of nine targets for 85 yards and scored a position-best 27.6 Fantasy Points.
  • DJ Moore finished with over 100 receiving yards for the second time this season, for a season-high 131 yards. Moore caught eight of his nine targets with one of them being a touchdown, for 27.1 Fantasy Points. Back-to-back games with a touchdown.
  • Khalil Herbert created separation from rookie Roschon Johnson this week, touching the ball 22 times to Johnson’s six and playing a season-high 78% of the snaps. Herbert rushed 18 times for 103 yards and caught four passes for 19 yards with one of those being a score. 22.2 Fantasy Points.


  • Ja’Marr Chase was the only Bengal to score nine or more Fantasy Points, with 14.3 for the week. Chase caught seven of his nine targets for 73 yards. Not a terrible week but disappointing after catching 12 passes for 141 yards the week prior.
  • Joe Burrow entered the week questionable due to his calf injury and truly looked off with his Week 4 performance. 20/30 for 165 passing yards. You can tie injuries to Burrow’s season so far, but it is a fact that three games now finishing with under nine Fantasy Points has been horrible.
  • Tee Higgins suffered a rib fracture which may mean time missed for the team’s WR2. Tyler Boyd would be the “next man up”, who has earned seven or more targets for three straight weeks and has had plenty of Fantasy relevance in the past. Boyd has earned 100+ targets three times in his career.


  • Deshaun Watson missed Week 4 due to a shoulder injury, which meant Dorian Thompson-Robinson started his first NFL game. DTR went 19/36 for 121 passing yards and threw three picks. This performance did not help any of the pass-catchers much.
  • Despite an incident at home where David Njoku burned his face and arm, the tight end finished as the best Browns player for Fantasy with 10.6 points. This mark was a season-high for Njoku, who caught six of his seven targets for 46 yards.
  • 14 touches for Jerome Ford, five for Pierre Strong Jr., and five for Kareem Hunt on the week.


  • CeeDee Lamb was the best Cowboy for Fantasy this week, scoring 14.8 points. Lamb caught four passes for 36 yards and was saved by a touchdown. Second game in a row getting a carry on the ground. Third game through four weeks he finished with exactly four catches, which is not living up to expectations.
  • Jake Ferguson caught all seven targets for a season-high 77 yards for 14.7 Fantasy Points. Ferguson has been targeted exactly seven times in three of his four games this season, making him a considerable waiver pickup this week.
  • Dak Prescott scored nearly identical for Fantasy to what he did in Week 3. Week 4 marked his third game this season through four weeks scoring under 15 Fantasy Points. 28/34 for 261 passing yards and a touchdown this week.


  • Russell Wilson scored over 22 Fantasy Points for the second time this season. Wilson went 21/28 for 223 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. It was also the second time this season Wilson has finished with a 75%+ completion percentage.
  • Jaleel McLaughlin rushed seven times for 72 yards and also caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown. Javonte Williams exited the game early with a hip injury that needs monitoring. McLaughlin played 33% of the snaps compared to Samaje Perine’s 46%, who finished with seven touches.
  • Courtland Sutton scored his third touchdown of the season after being targeted five times. Jerry Jeudy also earned five targets but they did not amount to much.


  • David Montgomery looked like a true workhorse, rushing 32 times for 121 and three touchdowns as well as catching two balls for 20 yards. 31.1 Fantasy Points for the week. Montgomery played 71% of the snaps compared to Jahmyr Gibbs’ 37%. Gibbs finished with 12 touches.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown continues to be consistent, scoring 16.6 Fantasy Points which marks his third week at this score or higher. ARSB caught five of his seven targets for 56 yards and a touchdown.
  • It is important to note that after his gambling suspension was cut short, Jameson Williams is set to return in Week 5. Coach Campbell suggested Williams may not see heavy snaps but should have a role. Williams was a former first-round selection by Detroit last year.

Green Bay

  • Romeo Doubs scored 18 Fantasy Points for his second consecutive week in a row, catching nine of his 13 targets for 95 yards. Doubs has been targeted 25 times through the last two weeks and scored a touchdown last week.
  • Jordan Love threw 23/36 for 246, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Love also rushed for his second consecutive touchdown. Love’s 63.9 completion percentage was the highest of the season so far.
  • Christian Watson returned to score a touchdown, and Aaron Jones returned in Week 4 from injury as well. Both players were said to have been on a “snap count”, which means we should not panic about any involvement right this second.


  • Nico Collins had a career day, catching seven of his nine targets for 168 receiving yards and two touchdowns. 35.8 Fantasy Points made Collins one of the better plays of the weekend. Collins finished with 146 receiving yards back in Week 2, so having two big days through four weeks makes him a true breakout candidate for 2023.
  • CJ Stroud finished with over 20 Fantasy Points for his third game in a row, scoring 21.8 on the week. Three straight games tossing a pair of touchdowns in them, with zero interceptions on the year. Stroud has thrown for over 300 yards now in two games this season, attempting at least 30 passes in all four weeks.
  • Dalton Schultz showed signs of life, scoring a touchdown and finishing with a season-high 42 receiving yards. Dameon Pierce did not score great but finished the game with a season-high 81 rushing yards, after not surpassing 38 this season in the games prior.


  • Anthony Richardson had his best Fantasy Football outing, scoring 29.6 on the week. Richardson only completed 11 of 25 passing attempts but still managed to throw for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Richardson scored with his legs as well, running the ball 10 times for 56 yards. Richardson has looked like a true Fantasy Football dual-threat stud in the three games played.
  • Colts tight ends Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox, and Kyle Granson combined for six catches and two touchdowns
  • Reports have come out that Jonathan Taylor should practice come Wednesday.


  • Trevor Lawrence completed 23/30 of his attempts for 207 and a touchdown. Lawrence finished with a season-high 42 yards as well. The issue is that Lawrence has yet to score 18 Fantasy Points on the year.
  • Christian Kirk finished with over 15 Fantasy Points for the third straight week, catching eight of his 12 targets for 84 yards in this one.
  • Evan Engram earned eight targets for the third game in a row and caught seven passes for the second game in a row. Engram finished with 59 receiving yards.
  • Calvin Ridley scored his second touchdown of the season but earned a season-low two targets. We are still waiting for Ridley to get back on track after scoring 24.1 Fantasy Points in Week 1 but then under 12 the next three weeks in a row.

Kansas City

  • Season-best 24.8 Fantasy Points for Isiah Pacheco. Pacheco had season highs in attempts (20), total touches (23), rushing yards (115), receiving yards (43), and snap percentage (60%) this week.
  • Patrick Mahomes was pretty mediocre, throwing 18/30 for 203 yards, one touchdown, and an interception. Season-low 13.22 Fantasy Points but a season-high 51 rushing yards.
  • Travis Kelce earned nine targets for the second time across the three weeks he has played. Back-to-back weeks of at least 60 receiving yards. 12 Fantasy Points is disappointing for Kelce, but not for the tight-end fantasy landscape.

Los Angeles

  • Justin Herbert completed just 13/24 passing attempts for only 167 and threw an interception, but also threw a touchdown and rushed for two. Herbert’s legs saved his Fantasy week. Herbert suffered a fractured finger on his non-throwing hand, which may need to be monitored but is said to not mean he should miss time.
  • After scoring over 30 Fantasy Points in back-to-back games, Keenan Allen cooled off to a 12.2-point score. Allen caught three of five targets for 32 yards and a score.
  • Joshua Palmer played 86% of the snaps and was targeted eight times in comparison to rookie Quentin Johnston who was targeted three times and played 51% of the snaps.
  • 17 touches for Joshua Kelley with his third week in a row under seven Fantasy Points makes him look pretty droppable once Austin Ekeler returns.

Los Angeles

  • Puka Nacua finished Week 4 with season highs in receiving yards (163) and Fantasy Points (31.3), scoring his first NFL touchdown. Nacua has had three games of 10+ targets and 119+ receiving yards. The rookie continues to light it up and should have a big role even when Cooper Kupp returns.
  • Kyren Williams finished Week 4 with a season-high 25 rushing attempts for a season-high 103 rushing yards. Two rushing touchdowns scored makes six for the season so far. Williams finished with 27.7 Fantasy Points.
  • Matthew Stafford suffered a hip injury that is said to not mean missing time in this one. Stafford threw for 319 with both a touchdown and an interception. Week 4 marked Stafford’s third game of 300+ passing yards through four weeks.

Las Vegas

  • Josh Jacobs finally had a week up to our Fantasy expectations with 27.9 Fantasy Points. Jacobs rushed 17 times for the second week in a row for 58 yards and a score. Jacobs’ eight receptions for 81 yards is what impacted his Fantasy week as an easy outlet for the rookie quarterback.
  • Aidan O’Connell started his first NFL game in place of Jimmy Garoppolo due to a concussion. O’Connell threw 24/39 for 238 and an interception, as well as rushed for a touchdown.
  • Davante Adams caught eight of his 13 targets for 75 yards. Adams has earned 33 targets across the last two weeks of football.


  • Rookie De’Von Achane continued to tear it up after scoring 51.3 Fantasy Points last week, with 27 this week. Achane rushed eight times for 101 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns as well as caught three passes. Achane played 60% of the snaps in comparison to Raheem Mostert’s 43% who had 10 touches.
  • Braxton Berrios stepped up as the team’s WR3 with River Cracraft out this week. Berrios caught all six targets for 43 yards and a touchdown as well as rushed for 11 yards.
  • Quiet games for Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle (both under 11 Fantasy Points). Tua Tagovailoa threw 25/35 for 282 yards and had both a touchdown and an interception. Third straight week for Tua with a 70%+ completion percentage.


  • Justin Jefferson continues to perform up to expectation for Fantasy Football. Four straight weeks of 24 Fantasy Points. Jefferson caught six passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns this week.
  • Alexander Mattison rushed for a season-high 95 yards after his 93 last week, on 17 attempts. Mattison played 69% of the snaps compared to his 80% last week, with Cam Akers suiting up for the first time playing 29% of the snaps.
  • After being hot the last two weeks, Kirk Cousins had a cold Week 4. Cousins threw 12/19 for 139 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

New England

  • Hunter Henry was the only Patriot to score nine Fantasy Points (9.1), catching four of five targets for 51 yards.
  • Rhamondre Stevenson played 64% of the snaps and totaled 16 touches, while Ezekiel Elliott played 40% of the snaps and totaled eight touches.
  • Mac Jones was pulled in the third quarter for Bailey Zappe, with Coach Belichick stating that there was no point in keeping Jones in the game.

New Orleans

  • Alvin Kamara returned to action, rushing 11 times for 51 yards and catching 13 passes for 33 yards. Great reception numbers for PPR, but not so great yardage receiving. 21.4 Fantasy Points in his 2023 debut.
  • Derek Carr threw 23/37 for 127 passing yards and no touchdowns. This comes after throwing for just 103 yards the game prior. These sorts of numbers have impacted the pass-catchers, especially in Week 4.

New York

  • Zach Wilson looked like a different quarterback, completing 28 of his 39 passing attempts for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Allen Lazard found the end zone and finished with 61 yards on three catches. Garrett Wilson caught nine of his season-high 14 targets for 60 yards as well.
  • Breece Hall totaled nine touches in comparison to Dalvin Cook’s six. Hall played 44% of the snaps compared to Cook’s 25%, with neither back being Fantasy useful.


  • After totaling 131 receiving yards in Week 3, AJ Brown upped that yardage to 175 in Week 4. Brown caught nine passes for the second week in a row and was targeted 13 times. 27 targets across the last two games. 22.1 then 38.5 Fantasy Points has a solid two-week trend.
  • Jalen Hurts attempted exactly 37 passes for the second week in a row, throwing for a season-high 319 yards and two touchdowns.
  • D’Andre Swift continued to be solid for Fantasy scoring with a 17.9 Fantasy Point outing in Week 4 after scoring 14.8 and 27.1 in the two games prior. Swift rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown, as well as caught four passes.
  • DeVonta Smith caught seven of his nine targets for 78 yards which is a positive trend vs. his Week 3 performance for Fantasy (6.8 then 14.8 points this week)


  • Jaylen Warren scored 11.5 and Najee Harris scored 11.3 Fantasy Points, as the only two Steelers to score six or more points on the day. Warren played 49% of the snaps with 14 touches, and Harris played the same snap percentage with 15 touches. True committee usage here.
  • Kenny Pickett suffered a knee injury with more details to come. Should Pickett miss time, Mitch Trubisky would be the next man up. A poor week for Pickett after having a solid Week 3 outing, which impacted the rest of the system for Fantasy Football.

San Francisco

  • Christian McCaffrey continues to look like the true RB1 for the year, with a season-high 48.7 Fantasy Points. CMC has scored at least 22 Fantasy Points in every week this year so far. 20 rushing attempts for 106 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. Season-high seven receptions for 71 receiving yards and his first receiving touchdown of the year. League winner.
  • Brock Purdy had his best Fantasy week as well, scoring 21.32 points. Purdy threw a super efficient 20/21 (95.2%!) for 283 yards and a TD.
  • After missing Week 3, Brandon Aiyuk returned to form scoring 20.8 Fantasy Points. Aiyuk caught all six targets for 148 receiving yards. Week 1 Aiyuk scored 32.9 Fantasy Points after finishing with an eight for 129 and two touchdown stat line.

Tampa Bay

  • Baker Mayfield had a great week, throwing 25/32 for 246 passing yards and three passing touchdowns (and an interception) on top of 31 rushing yards. This was season-high in all of completion percentage, passing yards, passing touchdowns, and rushing yards.
  • Chris Godwin finally delivered after scoring under 11 Fantasy Points in the first three weeks. Godwin caught eight of 11 targets for 114 receiving yards which resulted in 19.4 Fantasy Points. Season highs for Godwin across the board in the mentioned categories.
  • Rachaad White did not necessarily score well for Fantasy, but he did have 18 touches and continues to play 70%+ of the snaps.


  • Derrick Henry finally had a big day in Week 4, rushing 22 times for 122 yards and a touchdown. Henry caught a pass for 11 yards and also threw a touchdown. 122 rushing yards was 42 more than any other week total this year.
  • Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was the pass-catching standout as he caught five of his six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown. NWI’s second touchdown across the last three weeks.
  • Ryan Tannehill threw 18/25 for 240 yards with both a touchdown and an interception. 11 rushing yards.


  • Terry McLaurin finished Week 4 with a season-high 22.6 Fantasy Points. McLaurin caught eight of his 10 targets for 86 yards, which all were season highs as well.
  • Sam Howell had a bounce-back week after the four interceptions from Week 3. 29/41 for 290 yards and a touchdown, as well as a season-high 40 rushing yards.
  • Curtis Samuel rushed for a touchdown (eight targets) while Jahan Dotson caught a touchdown (nine targets).
  • Brian Robinson rushed for 45 yards and a score while catching two passes as well. 13.1 Fantasy Points. Not super efficient, and seems like he needs the touchdowns for his Fantasy sake.

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