Up From The Pit Fantasy Football: Week 4 Preview
Week 4 starts tonight with an 8:25 kickoff between the New York Football Giants, coming off their first victory of the season, and the Washington Pigheaded Caucasians, already on their second quarterback. The entire NFC East is a joke right now, with a banged up Eagles team an unlikely 3-0 and the Cowboys defense giving up touchdowns to rival cheer-leading squads. The entire enterprise will likely be a race to see which team gets to be upset at home by a pissed off NFC West Wild Card team. On paper the Potatoes are the better team, having actually outscored their competition so far this season, but one has to wonder how long Kirk Cousins can continue to exceed expectations.
In other games of interest. Teams featuring Packers players other than Jordy Nelson have had a frustrating first few weeks. A visit to Soldier Field to face a Bears defense that has escorted opponents to 377 yards per game may be the tonic that Eddie Lacy and Aaron Rodgers owners have been waiting for. On the other side of the ball, the Bears wideout situation is still hazy. Alshon Jeffery is healthy, but Brandon Marshall was still wobbly last we checked. The Jaguars take their “aren’t we awful” act to San Diego, making every Charger offensive player a valid play. And I’ll be really interested in seeing Teddy Bridgewater’s first start for the Vikings against Atlanta. As we saw when the Falcons visited the Jungle, the Atlanta pass rush is almost non-existent and their secondary is ordinary at best. Pretty good conditions for the debut of a player who I think was underrated by teams because of a poor Pro-day before the draft.
Bye weeks begin with a whopping 6 teams taking the week off; Cardinals, Bengals, Browns, Broncos, Rams, and the Seahawks. Discount Doublecheck your starting lineups and adjust accordingly.
Good Luck and Have Fun!