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!)
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.
— Michael Lemos (@mlemos89) September 22, 2017
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.
Sleepers: Andy Dalton @ GB, Deshaun Watson vs TEN
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.
TARIK COHEN FOR THE WIN!!!! pic.twitter.com/RGmIIeHyXb
— In The Stands (@inthestandspc) September 24, 2017
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.
I have Lamar Miller on my fantasy team, right? So like I felt compelled to watch him pile like 9 fantasy points. Burn my eyes out y’all pic.twitter.com/RJI2yyEoRr
— Danny Woods (@dcwoods89) September 15, 2017
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.
Since 2014, Allen Hurns has the same number of receiving touchdowns (20) as Julio Jones, A.J. Green & Brandin Cooks. pic.twitter.com/xp9AtrChrr
— Austin Sapin (@AustinSapin) September 18, 2017
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.
Sleeper: Tyler Lockett vs IND, Sterling Shepard @ TB
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.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) September 24, 2017
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.
— Jim Marek (@MarekJim) September 26, 2017
Sleepers: Vernon Davis @ KC, Ryan Griffin vs TEN
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!
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.
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.
K @ryansuccop named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) September 28, 2017
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.
What’s sad is Graham Gano has probably been the Panthers best player so far.
— Ëvän (@ThatPanthersGuy) September 24, 2017
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.