Week 4 Fantasy Football Roundup | Sharapova's Thigh

DeSean Jackson should reel in some bombs from Michael Vick this week vs. the Redskins.


Great fantasy football articles from around the web...
And some picks of my own(based on standard league scoring systems):

Week 4's Best

QB: Peyton Manning... Peyton's been absolutely awesome in 2010, not that you expected otherwise from arguably the greatest quarterback we've ever seen. In all three games this season, Peyton's thrown three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a lot of yards(1,013 overall). He should have no problem against a bad Jaguars pass defense that is allowing the most passes in the NFL of 20+ yards(16) and 40+ yards(6).

RB: Chris Johnson... In two of Johnson's three games, he had 125+ yards rushing and two touchdowns(and the other game was against the Steelers' absolutely terrific defense). This week he's at home against a solid Broncos defense, but he should still be able to run wild on them.

WR: DeSean Jackson... Jackson has 135+ yards and a touchdown in each of the last two games. Michael Vick and him have quite the big play tandem going, and it's not going to stop anytime soon. Against the Redskins at home in a game everybody's talking about, Jackson's going to put up big numbers.

TE: Antonio Gates... Four touchdowns in three games, and 13+ fantasy points each week. If you take him out of your lineup, you're an idiot.

K: Mason Crosby... His Packers have a great offense, and it will be on full display against the Lions in Green Bay. Crosby will get his chances to kick the ball through the uprights, just hope that it's not only on extra points.

D/ST: Pittsburgh Steelers... The Steelers' defense looks outstanding, and they face the Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco at home this week. Flacco threw four interceptions against the Bengals in week two.

Sleeper Picks

QB: Bruce Gradkowski... Don't laugh at me! Against a Texans defense allowing a league-worst(by far) 368.7 passing yards per game, Gradkowski could put up some very good numbers.

RB: LaDainian Tomlinson... The Jets are likely going to kick the Bills' ass. They will run all over a weak Bills run defense, and LT is the clear #1 back right now, ahead of Shonn Greene. Don't be surprised if LT puts up 20+ fantasy points this week.

WR: Louis Murphy... First off, make sure he's good to go. He's currently listed as "Questionable" with a clavicle injury, but he's made progress over the last two days, and it sounds like he'll probably play. If so, he has a great matchup against a Texans secondary that has been pathetic so far.

TE: Aaron Hernandez... It feels weird to label a tight end that has six catches in each of the last two week as a "sleeper", but he's still flying under the radar. The rookie tight end is an excellent pass-catcher, and the Dolphins have really struggled to stop such players over the last two years as ESPN.Com pointed out: "Tight ends accumulated a nice stat line against Miami last year: 68 receptions for 993 yards and four touchdowns.

Through three games, even with the Buffalo Bills not throwing a single pass to their tight ends on opening day, that position is on pace to catch 69 passes for 1,099 yards and 11 touchdowns against the Dolphins."

Start Hernandez with confidence this week.

K: Mike Nugent... Nugent is 8-8 on field goal tries this season, and his Bengals will get into scoring position frequently against the Browns.

D/ST: Atlanta Falcons... An underrated unit hosts a 49ers team that has scored just 16 points in two road games in 2010.

Shit Picks

QB: Mark Sanchez... Sanchez threw for six touchdowns and no interceptions over his last two games. So why I do I have him here? He won't be throwing too much against a Bills team that his Jets can run all over. This game could be out of hand well before the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

RB: Marshawn Lynch... He's the #1 back right now in Buffalo(possibly just so they can show him off for trade suitors), but he won't have much success against the Jets' front seven. Additionally, he may not even get many carries as they may be playing from behind and throwing the ball a lot.

WR: Brandon Lloyd... Lloyd was great last week, so he'll suck this week. Why? Because that's been the pattern of his entire career. Oh, and he has a tough matchup against a very good Titans secondary anyway.

TE: Todd Heap... Four catches in his last three games against the Steelers, whose defense looks as good as ever in the early going. Add in that Heap's quarterback, Joe Flacco, hasn't exactly looked great either, and this is a matchup to avoid.

K: Lawrence Tynes... He's coming off a game where he was went 1-3 on field goal tries, his offense has not impressed thus far, he's facing a good Bears defense(who also just blocked a kick Monday night), etc.

D/ST: Washington Redskins... How am I supposed to expect a team that just allowed 30 points to Sam Bradford and the Rams to stop Michael Vick and the Eagles?

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My week 3 picks(Points based on standard scoring systems; Green indicates a notably good pick; Red indicates a notably bad pick):

Best: Peyton Manning(25 points), Chris Johnson(24 points), Andre Johnson(6 points), Antonio Gates(16 points), Ryan Longwell(6 points), Baltimore Ravens(3 points).

Sleepers: Kyle Orton(22 points), Mike Tolbert(6 points), Dez Bryant(5 points), Todd Heap(4 points), Jay Feely(7 points), Tampa Bay Buccaneers(-1 points).

Shit: Eli Manning(11 points), Brandon Jackson(3 points), Devin Aromashodu(0 points), Kellen Winslow(2 points), Jeff Reed(8 points), Chicago Bears(13 points).

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