Fantasy Football Week 4: Start’em / Sit’em

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Reggie Wayne, Titans (52%, 11) – 9 different Colts receivers had at least 3 targets last week and no one had more than 6 (TY Hilton). Andrew Luck is spreading the ball around way too much to predict a big day for any Colts receiver. It might be a good strategy IRL, but it sucks for fantasy purposes.

Torrey Smith, Panthers (42%, 11) – Until he proves otherwise.

Eric Decker, Lions (30%, 11) – He’s too banged up to risk playing. A repeat of last week where he started the game and then re-aggravated the injury is a very real possibility for Decker and he won’t be in any of my lineups this week.

Cecil Shorts III, @Chargers (21%, 13) – Most of his catches last week came in garbage time and that could very well happen again, but Shorts looked rusty to me last week. He only caught 5 of his 10 targets and the Colts were playing such a soft D at the end that I could have gotten open. I’m not starting Shorts until I see some improvement.

Justin Hunter, @Colts (15%, 11) – A popular breakout pick, but he has struggled to connect with Jake Locker so far. With Charlie Whitehurst possibly being involved this week, I’m staying away from all Titans receivers except maybe Kendall Wright in a Flex role.


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Antonio Gates, Jaguars (66%, 12) – This one is going to get ugly quick and I could see Gates getting a lot of rest in the 2nd half while the Chargers give LaDarius Green some extra snaps in an easy win. Gates could score an early TD so consider this a half-ass sit recommendation. I’m starting him in a short bench league since I don’t have a back-up TE, but also benching Gates for Travis Kelce in one league and Niles Paul in another.

Delanie Walker, @Colts (55%, 11) – His health is questionable and the Titans may be starting Charlie Whitehurst, whose skill is questionable. That combo is too scary for me to risk starting Walker.

Coby Fleener, Titans (10%, 7) – The Colts are spreading the ball around too much to risk starting an ancillary target like Fleener. He’ll probably only see 3-5 targets so you would need a TD for him to be worth a spot in your lineup.