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As we near the quarter mark of the NFL season we are starting to see who are the contenders and who are the pretenders in the National Football League. The same can be said for your fantasy leagues. Here are a few players we like for big weeks here in the 4th week of the season.
The rookie seems to be finding his NFL footing as he had the best week of his young career in Week 3. Combine that with facing a Patriots defense that has allowed the most yards per game (461.0) and the most points per game (31.7), so it’s easy to see some quality performances from the Panthers skill players. McCaffrey is clearly one of Cam Newton’s favorite targets already (11 Targets in Week 3) plus factor in Greg Olsen’s absence and there should be plenty of opportunities for the 21-year old to make an impact. Expect McCaffrey to have a big game in Foxboro.
Allen has been a fantasy superstar when healthy in his career and at this very moment … he is healthy. Phil Rivers’ favorite target has at least 5 catches every week this season. The Eagles secondary leaves a lot to be desired and their defense will be without the services of Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox in this matchup. Both the Chargers and Eagles are in the top ten in completions and competition percentage, so expect both teams to be airing it out in Los Angeles. Expect Allen to receive plenty of attention from his quarterback in what should be a high scoring affair.
The Dolphins’ offensive player who leads the team in fantasy points? Not Jarvis Landry or Jay Ajayi , it’s Parker. After being blanked through the first three quarters against the Jets a week ago, Parker exploded in garbage time with a last second touchdown to complete a solid 17.6-point outing. Expect Jay Cutler and Parker to keep their chemistry going in London this week against a struggling Saints defense.
We’re picking on the Saints here but Landry is another Miami wideout to love in their early matchup in London. Landry has a whopping 26 targets in 2 games this season but has just 126 yards in those contests. If Landry was going to have room to run for big yardage, it would be against the gaps of this Saints secondary. We have Jarvis Landry projected for the 2nd most fantasy points of any wide receiver this week.
Shepard went into the season seemingly as the forgotten man in an offense featuring Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and rookie Tight End Evan Engram. That isn’t the way it has played out for the reeling Giants, as Shepard has been a preferred target by Eli Manning. Shepard is coming off a strong week where he accrued 7 receptions on 133 yards and a touchdown. With Manning and Marshall still seemingly not on the same page yet, expect another solid game out of Shepard against a Tampa Bay defense that gave up 34 points to Case Keenum and company a week ago.