Need some quick tips to assemble your fantasy lineup for Week 4? We've combed the far reaches of the internet and culled only the choicest fantasy tips and advice for your quick consumption. Below you'll find easily digestible nuggets from multiple fantasy experts, addressing some of the critical situations fantasy owners will face from week to week.
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Jay Ajayi, RB, Dolphins: The tailback is listed as questionable but has been practicing in full the past two days. There shouldn't be any concerns.
Rob Kelley, RB, Redskins: Dealing with some banged-up ribs, Kelley practiced Thursday and would appear to be in line to play on Monday night.
Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins: Ailing from chest, shoulder and toe injuries, the talented tight end practiced Thursday and appears to be on track to play Monday night when Washington pays Kansas City a visit. Reed's presence makes everyone in Washington's offense more dangerous, but that doesn't necessarily mean Reed will have a productive day. Still, if you're a Reed owner and he practices Friday, you should take your chances and insert him into the lineup.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Eagles: Owners of the Philadelphia tailback obviously knew going into the season that it would take a herculean effort for him to repeat his success in New England in 2016. Blount has been feast or famine, reaching double digits in Week 1 to a goose egg in Week 2 to double digits in Week 3. Darren Sproles not only has a broken arm, but he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. While many are wisely picking up Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement since Blount is not a third-down back, Blount should consistently get close to 15 carries a game. He will also get the bulk of carries at the goal line. In Week 4, Blount and the Eagles face the San Diego Chargers, who rank 31st against the run. While Blount is going to be a matchup play some weeks, there should be no concerns this weekend.
Amari Cooper, WR, Raiders: It's hard to imagine that Cooper is in this category, but after three weeks of low production and a matchup against a tough Denver defense, there's cause for concern heading into Week 4. Even though one of his 2016 games against the Broncos was without quarterback Derek Carr, Cooper has not done much in his two seasons facing the Denver secondary. Both Cooper and Michael Crabtree are listed on the injury report, but don't appear to be in danger of missing Sunday's game. As a Cooper owner in one league, he's still a tough player to sit. For owners who have great depth at wide receiver, perhaps relegating Cooper to the bench is not so risky. For those with less depth, it's tough to make the argument Cooper isn't worthy of at least a flex spot. Take stock of your squad and matchups and any expectations for Cooper should be tempered as he's only received 10 targets the past two weeks.
Bilal Powell, RB, Jets: It seems each season New York takes its sweet time getting Powell involved in the offense. The 2017 season has been no different. Powell got 12 touches in Week 1, then six touches in Week 2 and 15 in Week 3 along with a touchdown. Matt Forte was ruled out Friday so Powell should see an uptick in touches in the team's matchup at home vs. Jacksonville. The Jaguars have been up and down defensively, but even in a low-scoring game, Powell is capable of having a productive day.
Terrelle Pryor, WR, Redskins: After a season-opener that saw Pryor receive 11 targets, Washington's offseason acquisition has had just four targets in back-to-back weeks. Pryor owners are probably getting a little nervous, having drafted him following his breakout season in 2016. While he's a hard player to recommend this week, there are fantasy pundits that disagree with me. And some who are saying Pryor is a buy-low candidate in trade deals. The hunch here is if you have depth at wide receiver, go with another option. Washington is at Kansas City, where Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been shutting down one side of the field. That means Jamison Crowder and Pryor could benefit, so if you're struggling to find another wideout, you may as well roll the dice that Pryor delivers a productive performance.
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Travis Benjamin, WR, Chargers: San Diego hosts Philadelphia, and that means Philip Rivers and Co. face an Eagles secondary that is giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to wideouts. Following two quiet weeks, Benjamin had eight targets in Week 3, finishing with five receptions for 105 yards. Playing opposite Keenan Allen, Benjamin will continue to have some big-play opportunities, and if you're an owner in need of a wideout in Week 4, Benjamin is quite appealing. He's owned in just 3.4 percent of ESPN leagues.
Andre Ellington, RB, Cardinals: In the wake of David Johnson's injury, Arizona has a three-headed backfield attack consisting of Chris Johnson, Kerwyn Williams and Ellington. It was Ellington who led the Cardinals in rushing (22 yards) in Monday night's loss to the Cowboys, but he was also the team's second-leading receiver with five receptions for 59 yards. In Week 4, Arizona hosts San Francisco and Ellington could easily deliver a duplicate effort, if not more. He's owned in just 3 percent of ESPN leagues.