NFL Week 4: Fantasy Football Sit/Start

My Fantasy Football Sit/Start picks from last week had some nice picks for you last week. I said to start Willis McGahee, Felix Jones, and Maurice Jones-Drew I told you to sit Chad Pennington, Byron Leftwich, and every Browns player. I hope everyone took my advice and here are this week’s fantasy football sit/starts for Week 4.

I’m sitting pretty nice in every league that I’m in, but I’m hurting in a league where I lost Frank Gore. I plan on picking up a few reserve running backs this week to fill in holes. This is the first wave of teams with bye weeks, so you need to hit up your waiver wire and pick up some bodies to fill in. I’ll try to help you with this with my fantasy football sit/start for this weekend.


Ronnie Brown – He plays the Buffalo Bills and their run defense hasn’t been very good this year. I like him to get in the end zone this week.

Glen Coffee – Frank Gore will be out a few weeks and they 49ers play the Rams this weekend. Coffee will get a lot of carries and should put up triple-digits in yards.

Michael Bush – I know that he hasn’t looked very great the last two weeks, but the Texans have allowed tons of rushing yards so far and Bush is a banger.

Julius Jones – Bob Sanders will not be in the line-up for Indy and they will give up yards on the ground. Jones should have an amazing day out on the field this Sunday.

Cedric Benson – I would start any running back against the Cleveland Browns. Benson will be a factor and score points.

Jay Cutler – He hasn’t had one of those “this is why I picked him” moments. It should happen this weekend against the Lions.

Ray Rice/Willis McGahee – I can’t guess who will have the lion’s share of yards, but I would take McGahee over Rice, but you never know with the Ravens.

Carson Palmer – see Cedric Benson

Vernon Davis – He had a great game last week and he faces the Rams this weekend. Davis could have a breakout season if he keeps this up.

Visanthe Shaincoe – He has barely sniffed the ball so far this year, but Favre should be throwing the ball against Green Bay on Monday Night Football. I like him to finally start producing.

Steve Smith – The New York Giants version of Steve Smith will have a good game this weekend. He faces Kansas City and their secondary is very suspect at best.

Pierre Garcon – He went from a deep sleeper to a possible 3rd WR in regular fantasy leagues within two weeks. He’s speedy and can do damage if given the ball in the open field.

Tashard Choice – Even if Marion Barger gets back from his injury, Choice has looked great in the limited time he’s had a chance to play. He will do just fine and get in the end zone against Denver.

Sammie Stroughter – DEEP LEAGUE START – He’s one of the only healthy receivers in Tampa Bay, so he will at least get some targets.


Darren Sproles – The Steelers are in town and they will not let Sproles beat them. LT may not play and he’s not 100% anyways, stay away from Sproles.

Andre Johnson – Nnamdi Asomugha will be on him this weekend and no one has a very good game against the league’s best corner.

Ben Roethlisberger – San Diego’s secondary were made to make interceptions. He may not have very much time in the pocket to make many great throws. Big Ben will have a weak game this weekend.

David Garrard – I have never been sold on Garrard and he plays the Titans this weekend. The Titans secondary has been bad this year, but I’m not sold on him getting the ball down the field with his limited receiving corps.

Ryan Grant – Grant is a second-half type of player and has trouble early in the season. Minnesota has a great rush defense and there will be a lack of holes to run through.

Willie Parker – Pittsburgh’s running game hasn’t even got started this year. San Diego is a tough team to run against and Parker will be stuffed. Rashard Mendenhall will not be much luckier either.

Marques Colston – The Jets secondary, especially Darelle Revis, has shut down the opposing team’s receivers this year. The Saints have other options if Colston is covered, so they will not try to force a ball in where it won’t go.

Brandon Marshall – He will have a few good weeks this season, but he’s still learning the offense and getting a relationship with Kyle Orton. It will be a few more weeks before Marshall plays like a #1 receiver.

Benjamin Watson – You don’t want to throw to your tight end when you’re playing Baltimore. Their linebacking corps is one of the best in the league and he will be covered.

New England Patriots Defense – Joe Flacco has looked great and their running game has an edge on New England defensive line. The Patriots will be giving up some points this weekend.

Thomas Jones – The Jets running back seems to have lost a step and the Saints run defense has improved from last season. Jones will have trouble getting past the linebackers. Leon Washington will have a better game.

Pierre Thomas – Just like Jones won’t be lighting up the scoreboard this weekend, Pierre Thomas will not have much success either. The Jets defense is very good, Thomas will be very frustrated.

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