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We’re now through three weeks in the NFL regular season. What we know so far is Kareem Hunt is a stud and Stefan Diggs is an underrated option at WR. If you had Derek Carr as your quarterback this week I apologize on behalf of him and assure you that his Week 3 game against the Redskins will be his worst game this season (I sure hope it is). Now let’s get on to my picks for this week. My decisions are made based on PPR (points per reception) scoring so don’t @ me.
QBs to start in Week 4:
Russell Wilson (vs. Colts): Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks offense has struggled mightily but we may have seen a fire finally ignite in them in Week 3. It’s not a forest fire but maybe more like a sparkler. Wilson had 33 points in Week 3 after totaling just 23 in the first two weeks. Wilson should be poised for another big week as he faces a porous Indianapolis Colts defense.
Carson Wentz (vs. Chargers): I don’t know why but I love Carson Wentz this week. Wentz faces off against a Los Angeles Chargers defense that is without Jason Verrett and will rely on their pass rush to disrupt him. Eagles offensive line has given up 11 sacks through three weeks but I believe they’re more than capable of protecting Wentz. Plus Wentz can get you sneaky rushing stats.
Under the radar QBs:
DeShone Kizer (vs Bengals): DeShone Kizer was on this list last week against the Colts. It wasn’t looking good early on but despite throwing 3 interceptions he finished with 22.1 fantasy points. The thing that helps Kizer is his ability to run and make plays with his legs. Kizer had 44 rushing yards and a touchdown which is huge cause in most leagues quarterbacks receive 4 points, not 6 for throwing a touchdown but will receive 6 points like any other player for a rushing touchdown. If Kizer can continue to create with his legs he can continue to be an under the radar QB especially against the 0-3 Bengals.
Andy Dalton (vs. Browns): On the opposite sideline Andy Dalton is also looking for his first win against Kizer’s winless Cleveland Browns. Dalton looked the best he has all season last week (it was hard not to) against the Green Bay Packers. This week he faces a Cleveland defense that gives up the 6th most points to QBs.
QBs to sit in Week 4:
Alex Smith (vs. Redskins): Alex Smith has been a surprising fantasy QB to start the season, solidifying himself as the 2nd highest scoring QB right now behind only the G.O.A.T, Tom Brady. Smith has been a little more average the last 2 weeks scoring 31.2 points. This week he faces a Washington Redskins defense that may be underrated and who shut down an Oakland Raiders team that was rolling on all cylinders offensively until they went head-on against Washington.
Ben Roethlisberger (vs. Ravens): We’re a few weeks in but it’s never too late to let you know that Ben Roethlisberger is a completely different QB on the road. In the 2 games this season he’s played on the road he’s totaled just 27.7 points which isn’t good at all considering the weapons around him. This week he travels to Baltimore to take on a tough defense that allows the 5th least amount of points to QBs.