Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers
For those of you who are Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) enthusiasts, this article is for you. Not only are we providing our best group of sleepers for Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season, but we’re providing you with a full lineup of sleepers – comprising a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and a tight end – so you can build the perfect DFS squad.
Quarterback: Case Keenum, Denver — Admittedly, Case Keenum hasn’t had the best start to this time in Denver, but he is averaging just under 250 passing yards per game right now. Plus, if there was ever a game for him to “get himself right,” it would be against the Kansas City Chiefs. For one, the Chiefs are still tied for dead last in passing yards allowed per game, and have allowed the second-most touchdown passes to opponents this year. But more importantly to the fantasy football crowd, Keenum might be playing in a shootout against the high-flying Chiefs offense, so he could have plenty of chances to throw the ball.
Running Back: Sony Michel, New England – Sony Michel’s stock plummeted later this summer, with New England’s second first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft suffered a knee injury in training camp, and missed most of it as a result. But don’t forget that Michel was one of the most talented running backs in this year’s class, and with fellow Patriots’ running back Rex Burkhead being placed on injured reserve this week, Michel could be a really nice play this week, especially considering Tom Brady may struggle – yet again – against an underrated Miami Dolphins’ secondary.
Running Back: Aaron Jones, Green Bay – After serving his two-game suspension to start the 2018 season, Aaron Jones returned to the lineup of the Packers last week, and in his limited carries against the Washington Redskins, he showed elusiveness and a burst that none of the other running backs on the Packers had. Buffalo has allowed the second-most rushing touchdowns in the NFL this year, so it wouldn’t be that surprising to see Jones find the endzone this week.
Wide Receiver: Sterling Sheppard, New York Giants – Though he’s fallen down to third, in terms of the number of targets going his way from quarterback Eli Manning, wide receiver Sterling Sheppard might be in for a big day against the New Orleans Saints’, who have allowed the third-most passing yards to opposing teams this season. Plus, with tight end Evan Engram being injured, the slot receiver spot for the Giants is now wide open for Sheppard to take advantage of.
Wide Receiver: Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay – The guy with the second-most targets on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, only behind Mike Evans, is Chris Godwin. He has more targets in his direction than both wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end O.J. Howard. The Buccaneers’ staff was very high on Godwin to start this season, and there will be plenty of chances for Godwin to create mismatches against the secondary of the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Tight End: Austin Hooper, Atlanta – One of the more underrated aspects of the Atlanta’s opponent this weekend – the Cincinnati Bengals – is that their group of cornerbacks is one of the better position groups in the NFL. That could make life tougher for wide receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Conversely, the Bengals allow the second-most points to opposing tight ends, and Austin Hooper – who still has the potential to become a breakout tight end – could take advantage of that.