The waiver wire has come and gone. You’ve spent your FAAB dollars. It’s time to dig deep and look at the matchups to decide how to construct your starting lineups for NFL Week 4 of the fantasy football season. We’ve got you covered, friends. Let’s get into the top Week 4 sleepers and streamers!
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Week 4 Sleepers and Streamers
Evan Engram (New York Giants)
Engram made his season debut this past week, and it left something to be desired. While it’s not fun to have to depend on someone who hasn’t lived up to their potential statistically, I believe Engram is someone to be counted on. He caught two passes for 21 yards, and also fumbled. However, he was targeted six times in this game, and last year had 109 targets. Opportunity is the name of the game, and Engram will have plenty of opportunity. Further Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard left the game with hamstring injuries. If they aren’t able to return next week, expect 10+ targets for Engram.
Peyton Barber (Las Vegas Raiders)
This recommendation is entirely dependent on if Josh Jacobs will play next week. Last week, Jacobs was questionable in the middle of the week, and was later downgraded to doubtful. That kind of progression indicates that he’s close to returning, but after Barber’s 142 total yards and 1 TD, I think they might tell Jacobs to sit out for one more week. This Raiders offensive line is protecting both the QB and the RB. Las Vegas can keep up with the best of them, and I’d feel comfortable starting whoever is in the backfield of this offense against the Chargers 31st ranked rushing defense. The Raiders are for real!
Pat Freiermuth (Pittsburgh Steelers)
I’m recommending this player with the least confidence of anyone mentioned in this series this season. Let’s talk about some pros and cons. The cons: After being on the field for over half of the team’s snaps in the first two games, he dropped to under 40% in Week 3. Also, Ben Roethlisberger looks very done. Incredibly done. So done, that he should be benched for Dwayne Haskins. The pros: He received a season high five targets and scored his first TD last week. If I’m excited about Engram’s 5 targets, I should be excited by Pat’s. Especially when his QB checked down 19 times to Najee Harris last week. Pat will get more of those going forward. Eric Ebron’s time in Pittsburgh might be coming to an end.
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