Ok, last week was a bit fluky and our Starts, Bust Alerts and Sleepers were definitely off. Time to get back on track. Get your coasters ready for some cold hard Lemonsider Fantasy Facts for setting up your lineups for week 4. (We’re always going to avoid obvious starts like Tom Brady and Antonio Brown but if we feel like a high profile player is going to be a bust, we will NOT hold back and let you know whats up!)

Quarterbacks

Start: Trevor Siemian vs OAK

Who would have thought Siemian would have started the season as a top 5 Fantasy Football QB? Also, everyone was so high on Raiders defense yet who knew they’d be exposed every week through their secondary? Siemian is averaging over 20 fantasy points per game while Raiders are 23rd in pass defense. Feel confident, Siemian should provide a safe floor of at least 16 fantasy points.

Bust Alert: Matthew Stafford @ MIN

This is a risky, risky start. I used Matty Stafford last week myself because of the matchup and he came through for me but against Minnesota on the road? Can’t do it. He hasn’t faired well previously against the Vikings and my hot take is he won’t get past 18 fantasy points.

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Sleepers: Andy Dalton @ GB, Deshaun Watson vs TEN

Running Backs

Start: Tarik Cohen @ GB

In a game where the Bears will be chasing points against Green Bay Rodgers, I expect Cohen to get plenty of touches (especially in the passing game). He’s averaged over 13 fantasy points per game and I expect that to continue  Thursday night.

Bust Alert: Lamar Miller vs TEN

Lamar has gotten off to a slow start and has been losing a ton of touches to D’Onta Foreman. Titans have been solid in stopping the runs like Pepto. They haven’t allowed 100 yards rushing the past two weeks and Lamar’s season high this year is 65 yards. Yeah, be smart and sit Lamar Miller this week.

Wide Receivers

Start: Allen Hurns @ NYJ

Sounds easy to pick on them Jets but that turned around and slapped us upside the head this week like Will would do to Carlton. Whether you believe Bortles 4 TD performance in London was real or a fluke, Hurns since Robinson’s injury has 102 yards on 10 targets. Marquis Lee could steal his thunder but Hurns should find the end zone this week again.

Bust Alert: Willie Snead vs MIA

Wouldn’t be surprised if Snead doesn’t play much in his first game back after the suspension. As excited as I’ve been waiting for Snead to return, I’m also slightly concerned. The Saints could mix in Tedd Ginn Jr and Brandon Coleman alongside Michael Thomas so Snead may see less targets than expected. Dolphins secondary is shady so Snead “can” have a good game but I’m not fully expecting it. He’s staying on my bench this week.

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Sleeper: Tyler Lockett vs IND, Sterling Shepard @ TB

Tight Ends

Start: Cameron Brate vs NYG

Giants continue to get shredded against tight ends this season and it could very well continue this week. Brate is coming off a 4 reception, 1 touchdown game and I myself have plugged him in, in some of my lineups this week as a tight end streamer. Matchup is good, Giants have been bad against the TE and Bucs are at home. These are all check marks for starting a TE streamer so let’s hope this works out.

Bust Alert: Jack Doyle @ SEA

Last week I got burned by Doyle. 2 catches and 16 yards on a VERY favorable matchup against the Browns totally bummed me out. I was hurt, not as hurt as Heat fans seeing Wade going to Cavs, but I was hurting. Can’t trust Doyle as much now until Andrew Luck comes back which should be within a few weeks if all goes well. For now, can’t expect jack from Jack.

Sleepers: Vernon Davis @ KC, Ryan Griffin vs TEN

Defenses

Start: Bengals @ CLE

The Bengals had 6 sacks against the Packers and had a pick 6 against Rodgers ( his second pick 6 of his career) last week. Browns 2 out of the first 3 weeks  have allowed two teams to have over 18 fantasy DST points against them. Bengals DST against Browns… BULLIES!

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Bust Alert: Texans vs TEN

Mariota has only thrown 1 pick, been sacked twice and the team has yet to fumble the ball this season. Texans are a good defense overall but this is a week I’d look elsewhere to stream a defense.

Kickers

Start: Ryan Succop vs @ HOU

He’s off to a great start this year hitting at least 2 FG each game and is scoring double digit points in all three games. At some point, this run may fade but this week I expect him to continue his hot streak.

Bust Alert: Graham Gano @ NE

Panthers offense has struggled and even though they are playing against a very vulnerable passing defense, still don’t see the Panthers doing much. Hot take is Gano scores less than 8 fantasy points this week.

Sleepers: Patriots vs HOU, Green Bay vs CHI

Be sure to check with us each week where will discuss not only start, bust alerts and sleepers for that particular week, but also who you should be adding to your roster and who you should be dropping.

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Chris Perez
Young at heart, old in the knees. One of the few but proud Kansas City Chiefs fans ( 24 years strong) living in Miami,FL. Lover of Coke slurpees, Japanese soda, empanadas and Michael Scott meetings. Got into fantasy football because my skills on Madden were on a downhill, and needed to still feel like a strong behind the scenes sideline fan. Your typical Cuban/Puerto Rican where I know a little about a lot so feel free to hit up me up! Known as @noturnormalhero across all social media formats.

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