Fitz’s Fantasy Football Week 4 Rankings, Tiers & Start/Sit Advice (2022)

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Tier 1

Josh Allen threw for 400 yards towards the Dolphins final week, even if that used to be in large part since the Bills ran 92 performs on offense, maximum of them whilst trailing. Now, he’s dealing with a pass-funnel Baltimore protection. Opponents have thrown towards the Ravens on a league-high 70.1% in their offensive snaps. The Ravens have given up 366.3 passing yards in step with sport. Even for those who cut price Tua Tagovailoa‘s 461-yard day towards them, the Ravens allowed 297 and 302 passing yards of their different two video games. This is a destroy spot for probably the most precious QB in delusion.

Tier 2

Jalen Hurts continues to be the similar dynamic runner he used to be in 2021, and there’s been noticeable development in his passing. He’s your entire package deal now. He’s averaging 28.8 delusion issues in step with sport, and whilst Jacksonville unquestionably isn’t a pushover matchup, the expectancy is that Hurts has some other huge sport.

Lamar Jackson leads all quarterbacks with 34.7 delusion issues in step with sport. This season has been an excellent hurricane for Lamar. The Ravens’ go protection has been horrible, so Lamar is being compelled into weekly shootouts. The Ravens’ operating sport isn’t what it used to be two seasons in the past, so Jackson has grow to be the engine of the Baltimore operating sport. The Bills can be a more difficult matchup if their secondary weren’t in tatters.

Tier 3

After torching the Chiefs for 360 yards and 5 TDs in Week 1, Patrick Mahomes has had two lackluster outings. He faces a difficult matchup towards a Buccaneers protection with a loaded defensive backfield, however Mahomes continues to be the most productive natural passer within the league.

Joe Burrow has a get-right matchup towards a Dolphins protection that needs to be gassed after being at the box for 92 performs in 90-degree warmth towards the Bills offense final Sunday.

Kyler Murray has thrown 107 passes in his final two video games, however he’s averaged 5.5 yards in step with strive and has thrown only one TD go over that span. He has a difficult matchup towards and underrated Carolina protection, nevertheless it’s arduous to totally fade Murray and his twin running-passing talent.

Justin Herbert continues to be coping with a painful rib cartilage damage and obviously wasn’t himself final week towards the Jaguars. He has an interesting matchup towards the Texans, however we most likely shouldn’t be expecting a blow-up sport with Herbert nonetheless sick and with Chargers left take on Rashawn Slater out for the season.

Tier 4

Russell Wilson has thrown simplest two TD passes on this first 3 video games however faces a Las Vegas protection this is permitting 23.3 delusion issues in step with sport to opposing quarterbacks.

Tua Tagovailoa used to be banged up heading right into a Thursday-night matchup towards the Bengals, however as excellent as he’s been, it’s arduous to stay him out of QB1 vary.

Kirk Cousins is normally a gorgeous dependable delusion QB. I do concern about his Week 4 matchup towards a Saints protection this is permitting 191.7 passing yards in step with sport and simply 6.3 yards in step with go strive.

Tier 5

Derek Carr has been a metronome, reliably cranking out 250-300 yards with a few touchdowns each and every week. He’ll be challenged by means of a Denver protection that’s giving up 11.6 delusion issues in step with sport to opposing QBs and is yielding 6.1 yards in step with go strive.

Aaron Rodgers would possibly have a thrilling new weapon in rookie WR Romeo Doubs, and it is helping that he has offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins again from damage. His ceiling may well be restricted this week, since he would possibly now not must throw too aggressively with the Packers closely liked towards a visiting Patriots workforce more likely to be quarterbacked by means of backup Brian Hoyer.

Matthew Stafford traders are understandably displeased together with his efficiency to this point. A highway matchup towards the 49ers received’t be simple, however in 3 video games towards San Francisco final yr (together with a playoff sport), Stafford averaged 272.7 passing yards and a pair of.0 TD passes.

The go back of Mike Evans from a one sport suspension must assist Tom Brady immensely. The Buccaneers have been woefully quick on pass-catching weaponry in a 14-12 loss to the Packers final week, and they’d want to cross blow for blow with the Chiefs on Sunday evening.

Trevor Lawrence, who enters Week 4 because the QB10, may just finally end up in a observe meet vs. Jalen Hurts and the Dolphins.

Jared Goff already had seven TD passes, and he will get a juicy matchup towards a porous Seahawks protection that’s giving up 8.8 yards in step with go strive.

Tier 6

Call this the streaming tier. Marcus Mariota, and Geno Smith most likely have probably the most upside from this team. Mariota’s passing numbers are pedestrian, however he provides price as a runner. Smith has been throwing aggressively and will get a positive matchup towards the Lions.

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Tier 1

Jonathan Taylor‘s weekly delusion finishes to this point in half-PPR: RB2, RB33, RB23. He has a apparently favorable matchup towards a Titans protection that has allowed the fourth-most delusion issues to operating backs this yr, however Tennessee did organize to carry Taylor to 134 speeding yards and one TD in two conferences final season.

Saquon Barkley has seemed fabulous this season. He enters Week 4 because the RB2 in half-PPR delusion scoring, and he’s able to completing because the RB1. Barkley will get a peach of a matchup this week towards the Bears,

Human wrecking ball Nick Chubb leads the NFL in carries (62) speeding yardage (341) and TD runs (4). The Browns have run the ball on 54.3% in their offensive snaps.

Tier 2

Derrick Henry is averaging 18 carries a sport, and it used to be great to peer him upload 5-58-0 receiving final week. His workload continues to make him a surprisingly precious delusion asset.

Joe Mixon got here into Week 4 averaging 2.8 yards in step with catch and 5.2 yards in step with goal, and he used to be nonetheless searching for his first landing of the season. Those woeful performance numbers are due for a rebound. Mixon’s workload is what delusion managers crave. With 58 carries and 20 goals, he’s averaging 26 alternatives in step with sport.

After scoring 20 touchdowns final season, Ekeler has but to search out the top zone in 2022. He’s averaging simply 2.5 yards in step with lift, even if he does have 21 catches already. He will get a positive matchup vs. the Texans this weekend, however a season-ending damage to left take on Rashawn Slater received’t assist Ekeler’s motive.

Tier 3

Najee Harris is averaging 58.7 scrimmage yards in step with sport after averaging 98.1 final season. He’s nonetheless going to get quite a lot of carries, however he’s noticed a lower in his direction participation this season, which doesn’t bode neatly.

Leonard Fournette is the RB17 in half-PPR as a result of he hasn’t scored a landing but. But the delusion issues will are available bunches if he helps to keep getting one of these huge workload. He had a 91% snap proportion in Week 3 and used to be the one Buccaneers RB to get a slightly. Fournette has performed 85% of the Bucs’ offensive snaps at the season.

With D’Andre Swift anticipated to be out in Week 4 with shoulder ankle accidents, Jamaal Williams must get a hearty workload towards a shaky Seattle protection. Williams already has 4 touchdowns.

It’s arduous to consider, however Alvin Kamara is these days RB56 in delusion scoring. Maybe a travel to London will encourage him. When Kamara hits the sphere at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, he’ll be dealing with a Vikings protection this is giving up 24.6 delusion issues in step with sport to operating backs.

The Packers are huge house favorites Sunday towards the Patriots. As my colleague Matthew Freedman famous on this week’s installment of Freedman’s Favorites, Jones has performed 26 video games wherein the Packers had been house favorites underneath head trainer Matt LaFleur, and Jones has averaged 101.4 yards and 1.0 touchdowns in the ones contests on 13.2 carries and 4.6 goals in step with sport.

With David Montgomery out with an ankle damage, the Bears will lean closely on Khalil Herbert, who had 20-157-2 speeding towards the Texans las Sunday and used to be the RB1 for the week. The Texans’ protection has allowed a league-high 477 speeding yards.

Yes, Melvin Gordon nonetheless has a job for the broncos, nevertheless it’s only a topic of time sooner than Javonte Williams explodes. He’s had 15 carries in each and every of his final two video games and already has 21 goals and 15 receptions.

Tier 4

Cordarrelle Patterson is off to some other scorching beginning. Through the primary 3 weeks of the 2021 season, C-Patt used to be the RB10. Through 3 video games this yr, he’s the RB5. Patterson is coping with some kind of knee damage, so test his standing sooner than beginning him.

Rookie Dameon Pierce had 20-80-1 speeding towards the Bears final week and added 2-21-0 as a receiver whilst getting a 59% snap proportion. Now he faces a Chargers defensive position that ranks final within the league in yards allowed sooner than touch.

James Conner is obviously the principle guy within the Arizona backfield, however that hasn’t intended a lot, as Conner is these days the RB32 in half-PPR. He’s operating at the back of a mattress offensive line, and he’s some of the lowest-ranked RBs relating to yards after touch.

Dalvin Cook dislocated his shoulder final week however is predicted to play in London this week. The shoulder factor is a habitual one for Cook. It’s a difficult factor for his delusion managers, because it’s arduous to inform what kind of workload Cook gets.

Robinson has completed as a top-eight delusion scorer (half-PPR) in each and every of the primary 3 weeks, and he’s had 45 touches within the final two weeks. He’s grow to be a must-start.

Tier 5

After being out-snapped by means of incumbent starter Michael Carter within the first two video games of the season, Breece Hall out-snapped Carter 40-38 in Week 3. This week, Hall is going up towards a comfortable Pittsburgh run protection that gave up the second-most speeding yards to opposing RBs final season and has allowed the Tenth-most this season.

Miles Sanders faces a pass-funnel Jacksonville protection that has confronted a league-low 39 speeding makes an attempt by means of opposing RBs. The Jaguars’ run protection ranks No. 1 in Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric. If Sanders doesn’t have good fortune as a runner, he’s most likely now not going to bail out delusion managers together with his go catching, since he has six catches for 13 yards to this point this season.

Antonio Gibson has scored a landing in each and every of his final two video games, however he’s produced 41 and 40 yards from scrimmage in the ones two contests. Gibson is averaging 3.1 yards in step with lift at the back of an offensive line that ranks twenty sixth in Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards run-blocking metric.

The Cleveland Browns are so run-centric that Kareem Hunt stays a viable weekly delusion choice even supposing his teammate Nick Chubb is main the NFL in carries and speeding yardage.

Josh Jacobs hasn’t scored a landing and hasn’t rushed for 70 yards in a sport this season. It used to be encouraging that he drew six goals and had 5-31-0 receiving in Week 3, however he’s most commonly been a one-dimensional runner.

With Elijah Mitchell and Tyrion Davis-Price each injured, Jeff Wilson performed 73% of the 49ers’ offensive snaps final week and completed with 106 yards from scrimmage. Wilson’s function is horny, however his matchup isn’t. He’ll face a Rams protection that’s yielding simply 9.9 delusion issues in step with sport to opposing RBs and has now not given up a landing to a operating again but.

A.J. Dillon is the RB27 in delusion scoring, however he’s more likely to be offered with a run-friendly sport script with the Packers 9.5-point house favorites over the Patriots. New England’s run protection is twenty ninth in DVOA.

The Bills tipped their hand with reference to how they really feel about their operating backs. In Weeks 1 and a pair of, Devin Singletary had snap stocks of 59% and 54%, because the Bills sprinkled in Zach Moss and James Cook in video games they received conveniently. Locked in a dogfight with the Dolphins in Week 3, Singletary performed 73% of the Bills’ offensive snaps and had 9-78-1 receiving on a career-high 11 goals. The huge receiving day used to be possibly an anomaly, nevertheless it’s transparent who Buffalo’s No. 1 RB is.

It turns out foolish to bash Clyde Edwards-Helaire for being environment friendly. He’s averaging 5.3 yards in step with lift and 9.4 yards in step with goal, and he’s scored a landing on 11.8% of his touches. The drawback is that he’s performed simply 41% of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps and is averaging 11.3 touches in step with sport. If the hyper-efficiency ends, CEH’s manufacturing goes to dry up.

Tier 6

Alexander Mattison‘s outlook for Week 4 is enhanced with Dalvin Cook looking to play via a shoulder damage.

Rashaad Penny has averaged 10.5 touches and 42 yards from scrimmage over the past two weeks, however he has a get-right matchup towards a Detroit protection that has allowed extra delusion issues to RBs than every other workforce except for the Texans.

Rhamondre Stevenson had a season-high 16 touches in final weekend’s loss to the Ravens, and he out-snapped Damien Harris for a moment instantly week. The Patriots’ operating sport ranks No. 1 in Football Outsiders’ DVOA metric, whilst the Packers’ run protection ranks thirty second in DVOA. The drawback is that the Patriots would possibly have hassle scoring touchdowns and maintaining drives if staring QB Mac Jones is out.

Ezekiel Elliott is averaging a good 4.5 yards in step with lift and punched in his first TD run of the season final week. He now not provides price as a receiver, alternatively. Zeke has 3 catches for minus-5 yards.

Melvin Gordon scored a landing final week and has been giving double-digit carries in all 3 of his video games, however beware: His snap proportion is at 37%, and his performance is falling. Gordon is averaging 3.9 yards in step with lift and 5.4 yards in step with goal.

Tony Pollard remains to be a style of performance, averaging 5.6 yards in step with lift and 11.5 yards in step with catch. The drawback is that he’s averaging 11.3 touches in step with sport.

Travis Etienne is mainly only a passing-down again now, with James Robinson dominating early-down paintings. That may just change into a large function for Etienne this week if the Jaguars must play from at the back of in a highway sport vs. the undefeated Eagles.

Chase Edmonds scored two touchdowns final week, however he’s been getting out-snapped by means of Raheem Mostert in fresh weeks. He would possibly want to rating a landing towards the Bengals this week so as to make his weekly delusion quota.

Cam Akers used to be out-snapped by means of Darrell Henderson within the first two weeks of the season, however Henderson and Akers each performed 24 snaps in Week 3. Henderson had simplest 4 carries, whilst Akers ran 12 occasions for 61 yards and a landing. However, Akers faces an uphill matchup vs. a 49ers protection permitting simply 2.9 yards in step with lift and 16.0 delusion issues in step with sport to opposing RBs.

Michael Carter appears to be shedding floor to Breece Hall within the Jets’ backfield. Carter if truth be told had a season-high 11 carries in Week 3, however his weekly goal counts are falling: 9, 5, 2.

Yes, Rhamondre Stevenson has out-snapped Damien Harris 86-52 over the past two weeks. But it’s price noting that Harris has performed 74 snaps to this point this season, and together with his 35 carries and 8 goals, the ball has long past to Harris on 58.1% of his offensive snaps. He doesn’t want a large snap rely to be helpful.

In his first sport again from a knee damage, J.Ok. Dobbins performed 27 snaps and had 8 carries for 23 yards. It’s arduous to peer him getting greater than 10-12 carries this week, and he’ll face a Bills run protection this is permitting a league-low 47.0 speeding yards in step with sport to opposing RBs.

After getting 18 touches and taking part in an 82% snap proportion in Week 1, Darrell Henderson’s utilization has been trending within the improper path. He break up snaps frivolously with Cam Akers in Week 3 and had simply 4-17-0 speeding.

Raheem Mostert is difficult Chase Edmonds for early-down carries in Miami, however Mostert does little or no within the passing sport.

Tier 6

Say hi to the backup tier. Craig Reynolds might be specifically attention-grabbing this week, taking part in an enhanced function whilst D’Andre Swift is out. Same factor with the Bears’ Trestan Ebner, who is going from No. 3 at the intensity chart to No. 2 with David Montgomery out.


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Tier 1

Cooper Kupp had 4-44-0 receiving vs. the Cardinals final week — his lowest reception and yardage totals since past due in 2020. Kupp nonetheless salvaged his delusion day with a 20-yard TD run. He attracts a Week 4 matchup towards a Rams protection he picked aside final season. In 3 video games towards the Rams (together with a playoff sport), Kupp stuck 28 of 34 goals for 382 yards and 3 touchdowns, surpassing the 100-yard mark in all 3 video games.

Stefon Diggs is these days the WR1 in delusion scoring, simply forward of Kupp, and Diggs will get a dream matchup towards a pass-funnel Ravens protection that has given up a league-high 842 receiving yards to extensive receivers.

Tier 2

Ja’Marr Chase averaged 18.0 yards in step with catch as a rookie however is simplest averaging 10.1 yards in step with lift 3 weeks into the 2022 season. That needs to be a fluke, correct? The huge performs are coming.

Justin Jefferson used to be held to a few catches and 14 yards final week towards Detroit. Now he will get a difficult matchup towards the Saints. But are we going to panic over a short lived slow spell from Jefferson? Of path now not.

After racking up 10 catches for 141 yards in Week 1, Davante Adams has stuck seven passes for 48 yards within the two video games since. At least he’s stuck a TD go in all 3 of his video games to this point.

Amon-Ra St. Brown belongs in WR1 vary each and every week, however he’s coping with an ankle damage, so make sure you observe his standing.

Tyreek Hill goes to take a chunk of the Apple in Week 4. Eli Apple, this is. Expect Hill to position up excellent numbers and make the most of the days when he will get particular person matchups with the Bengals’ exploitable quilt guy.

It used to be excellent to peer Michael Pittman get again within the groove in Week 3 after lacking Week 2 with a quad damage. He had 8-72-0 towards the Chiefs final week and has 17-193-1 in two video games. Pittman must fare neatly once more this week in a matchup with the Titans and beatable outdoor CBs Kristian Fulton and Terrance Mitchell.

A.J. Brown has commanded an enormous 33% snap proportion. Expect him to be peppered with goals once more this week vs. a Jacksonville protection that’s been more straightforward to throw on than to run on.

Tier 3

In fresh years, the Rams haven’t been regarded as a excellent matchup for opposing WRs, however they seem like a excellent matchup for Deebo Samuel this week. The Rams have allowed 56 catches and 667 receiving yards to opposing extensive receivers. In 3 video games vs. the Rams final season (together with playoffs), Samuel had 13-269-2 receiving and 20-107-2 speeding, together with a 24-yard TD go.

Jaylen Waddle scored 3 touchdowns within the first two weeks of the season, and he’s racked up 273 receiving yards in his final 3 video games. Sharing goals with Tyreek Hill hasn’t been an issue for Waddle to this point.

Over the final two weeks, Tee Higgins has commanded 42% of the Bengals’ air yards, generating 11-164-1 over that reach. He’ll face a Miami protection that has allowed the Twelfth-most delusion issues to extensive receivers.

Mike Evans returns from a one-game suspension he incurred for a battle with the Saints’ Marshon Lattimore. Tom Brady wasn’t in a position to do a lot trade downfield towards the Packers final week, so he’ll be at liberty to have his big-play receiver again.

Courtland Sutton ranks 5th in receiving yards (291) and is tied for 14th in receptions (19), however he’s simplest the WR18 as a result of he hasn’t scored a landing but. He’ll face a Raiders go protection that has simplest allowed two TDs to opposing extensive receivers.

There used to be fear that backup QB Cooper Rush would ruin CeeDee Lamb‘s fantasy value, but that hasn’t been the case. In two video games with Rush beginning instead of the injured Dak Prescott, Lamb has been focused 23 occasions and has 15-162-1, making him the WR13 over that span. He’s a must-start towards a Washington protection that has given up the third-most receiving yards to opposing WRs.

Christian Kirk has 18 catches for 267 yards and 3 touchdowns. He’s averaging 9.0 goals and 89.0 receiving yards in step with sport. Kirk has been coated up within the slot for a majority of his snaps, and when he’s coated up within the slot towards the Eagles on Sunday, he’ll steer clear of the protection of the Eagles’ two superb outdoor cornerbacks, Darius Slay and James Bradberry.

Marquise Brown racked up 14-140-0 on 17 goals final week. Expect his previous faculty teammate Kyler Murray to proceed focused on Brown closely whilst Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins continues to serve a six-game suspension.

Tier 4

Diontae Johnson has noticed double-digit goals in all 3 of Pittsburgh’s video games, however he’s averaging a paltry 5.9 yards in step with goal and hasn’t scored a landing but.

Physically enforcing rookie Drake London has scored a landing in again to again video games and is making an affect each and every week. He has been initiated into the must-start membership.

After a quiet 3-17-0 stat line in Week 1, Amari Cooper has posted 101 receiving yards in each and every of his final two video games. Cooper must proceed to earn a large goal proportion in a Cleveland with few if every other credible threats at extensive receiver. This week, he faces an Atlanta protection this is permitting 195 receiving yards in step with sport to opposing WRs.

It’s been a roller-coaster experience for Mike Williams traders. He stuck just one of 6 goals final week, however the catch used to be a 15-yard landing. Williams had a 2-10-0 stinker in Week 1, after which went off for 8-113-1 in Week 2. Buckle up for a Week 4 matchup towards the Texans.

As famous on this week’s version of The Primer, Rashod Bateman ranks 1/3 within the NFL in yards in step with direction run (3.11) amongst WRs with no less than 15 goals. Bateman is averaging 5.3 goals and a pair of.7 catches a sport, but he’s had no less than 59 receiving yards in each and every of his 3 video games. I think maximum Bateman stakeholders would industry some performance for extra goal quantity.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith is making an attempt to hook up with D.Ok. Metcalf, however 25 goals have produced simplest 135 yards and one TD. A probably high-scoring matchup with the Lions this week is a promising setup for Metcalf.

Tier 5

The regarding factor about Gabriel Davis is that he merely doesn’t draw goals at a excessive fee. In two video games, Davis has performed 146 snaps and commanded simply 11 goals. We can have to imagine the likelihood that we received’t get a breakout from Davis in spite of everything.

Is Baker Mayfield so dangerous that he’s going to stop D.J. Moore from generating his standard 1,100-yard season? It’s too early to surrender on Moore, who has a get-right house matchup towards the Cardinals.

Keenan Allen has overlooked the final two video games with a hamstring damage however has a possibility to come back again to a excellent Week 4 matchup vs. the Texans.

Brandin Cooks is averaging 9.7 goals a sport, however he’s stuck simplest 44.8% of the ones goals and is averaging simply 5.4 yards in step with goal. With the best way Cooks and Davis Mills clicked past due final season, it sort of feels just a topic of time sooner than Cooks begins generating such a numbers to which we’ve grow to be accustomed.

DeVonta Smith has piled up 15-249-1 in his final two video games. He warrants lineup attention each and every week irrespective of matchup.

Chris Olave has been accumulating massive quantities of goals and air yards within the final two weeks. He hasn’t scored his first NFL landing but, however he has 14 catches for 227 yards over his final two video games. Olave faces a Vikings protection that has allowed the sixth-most receiving yards to WRs.

Terry McLaurin were given off to a sluggish beginning in Week 3 however completed sturdy to finally end up with 6-102-0. This week, McLaurin faces a Dallas protection that had his quantity final season. In two video games, the Cowboys restricted McLaurin to 3-40-0.

Let’s see how thrilling Jets rookie Garrett Wilson does now that he’s paired with younger QB Zach Wilson as a substitute of veteran Joe Flacco.

Check the standing of Michael Thomas, who hasn’t been practising this week because of a toe damage.

Since Jimmy Garoppolo took over at quarterback for the injured Trey Lance, Brandon Aiyuk has out-targeted teammate Deebo Samuel 15-13. Aiyuk faces a Rams protection coping with more than one accidents within the secondary.

Curtis Samuel is averaging 10.0 goals, 7.3 receptions, 77.3 yards from scrimmage and nil.7 touchdowns a sport. The dude can stuff a stat sheet.

Tyler Lockett has a delectable particular person matchup this week. He’s been operating about two-thirds of his routes from the slot, and Detroit slot nook Mike Hughes has allowed the fourth-most receiving yards from the slot this season (144).

After placing up 4-102-1 within the Broncos’ season opener, Jerry Jeudy has been quiet ever since, with 3-28-0 on 9 goals. Perhaps a matchup with the division-rival Raiders will shake him out of his shut eye.

Elijah Moore hasn’t hit 50 receiving yards in a sport this season and hasn’t scored a landing, even supposing Joe Flacco has averaged 51.7 go makes an attempt for the Jets over their first 3 video games. Now, Moore has to re-establish chemistry with younger QB Zach Wilson.

Tier 6

JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the Chiefs’ receivers in goals (19), catches (14) and receiving yardage (178), averaging a powerful 9.4 yards in step with goal. But he has a difficult draft towards a Buccaneers go protection that ranks No. 1 in DVOA.

Treylon Burks has flashed promise however continues to be simply the WR71.

After scoring 3 touchdowns in his first two video games, Commanders rookie Jahan Dotson had a coarse Week 3, completing with 2-10-0 on 8 goals. He’s unquestionably able to rebounding towards Dallas this week, however ‘t’s arduous to expect how goals will likely be divided a few of the Washington receivers.

After scoring double-digit touchdowns in 2020 and 2021, Adam Thielen has scored one TD in his first 3 video games of 2022. He must get into the top zone, as a result of he’s averaging 49.7 receiving yardage in step with sport, and his performance numbers aren’t superb.

Romeo Dobbs had an 8-73-1 efficiency towards the Buccaneers final week, catching all 8 of his goals. Doubs had an 89% snap fee in that sport, and it’s transparent that he and Allen Robinson are Green Bay’s peak two receivers for now.

The excellent information is that Darnell Mooney is commanding a 25% goal proportion. The dangerous information is that Bears QB Justin Fields has tried simplest 44 passes, this means that Mooney has been focused 11 occasions. He’s stuck simply 4 of them for 27 yards. The Bears have to start out throwing extra, don’t they?

Allen Lazard has scored 10 touchdowns in his final 12 regular-season video games. On the opposite hand, Lazard has averaged 3.3 catches and 39.5 receiving yards in the ones video games.

Greg Dortch remains to be PPR dynamite. He’s collected 20-198-1 on 23 goals and sits because the WR23 in half-PPR.

With Chris Godwin and Julio Jones harm, and with Mike Evans serving a one-game suspension, Russell Gage ruled goals for the Buccaneers in Week 3, catching 12-87-1 on 13 goals. He’ll cede some goals to the retuning Evans however nonetheless figures to be prominently concerned Sunday evening towards the Chiefs.

Tier 7

I’ll spotlight two avid gamers from this tier — one in an effective way, one in a foul manner.

Richie James is moment at the Giants in goals and air yards — moment to Sterling Shepard, who’ll omit the remainder of the yr with a torn ACL. WRs Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) appear not likely to go back this week. James, who’s on a 79-catch tempo, figures to peer a large number of rookie slot nook Kyler Gordon, who’s given up 3.47 yards in step with direction run into his protection, in line with PFF.

Allen Robinson has performed 166 snaps this season and has drawn simplest 12 goals. He has one fewer goal than backup WR Ben Skowronek. It’s very imaginable that Robinson is, in truth, washed.

Tier 8

There are some intriguing names in this tier, however for those who’re beginning any of those guys, you’re crossing your arms and hoping to get fortunate.



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Tier 1

A majority of rankers have Mark Andrews within the TE1 spot over Travis Kelce this week. I’m leaving Kelce at TE1. He has 17-230-2 to this point and stays a risk to head off in any given week. But Andrews is correct there with him, generating 22-245-3 to this point. These guys are exclamation issues at a place populated by means of query marks.

Tier 2

Kyle Pitts were given off to a quick beginning towards the Seahawks final week, however the destroy sport we’ve been looking ahead to didn’t reasonably materialize, and we needed to accept 5-87-0 on 8 goals. That destroy sport is coming, despite the fact that, and possibly we’ll get it this week towards the Browns.

Darren Waller is coming off a slow 3-22-0 efficiency however nonetheless sits because the TE6. He’ll face a Denver protection that has given up the eighth-most delusion issues to tight ends.

Dallas Goedert had a season-low 26 receiving yards final week towards Washington however scored his first TD of the season. He has a difficult matchup towards a Jaguars protection that has yielded simplest 9 receptions to tight ends.

George Kittle is all the time bad, however he made a quiet go back from a groin damage final week (4-28-0 on 5 goals vs. the Broncos) and now faces a Rams protection that’s permitting simplest 4.1 delusion issues in step with sport to TEs.

Tier 3

Zach Ertz has noticed 11 and 10 goals over the past two weeks and has 14-120-0 receiving over that span. DeAndre Hopkins continues to be suspended, and A.J. Green might be out with a knee damage, so Ertz must stay a key goal for QB Kyler Murray.

After two subdued video games to open the season, Njoku dropped 9-89-1 at the Steelers in Week 2, and Jacoby Brissett seemed very at ease throwing to the large tight finish. Wheels up!

Pat Freiermuth drew 10 goals in Week 1, seven in Week 2, 4 in Week 3. He’s nonetheless the TE8 at the season in spite of the downturn in utilization.

T.J. Hockenson, who has 10-82-1 at the season, may just play an enhanced function towards the Seahawks if WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) is out or restricted.

Tyler Higbee‘s 24 targets rank second on the Rams and third among all TEs. He’s averaging 57 yards in step with sport and seven.1 yards in step with goal. But Higbee has a coarse matchup towards a 49ers protection that has to this point allowed simply 5 receptions and 23 yards to opposing TEs.

Dalton Schultz is attempting to paintings his long ago from a knee damage, nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not he’ll be capable to swimsuit up for Dallas in Week 4.

Tier 4

Gerald Everett has performed no less than 66% of the offensive snaps in all 3 of the Chargers’ video games and has commanded a 16% goal proportion. He additionally advantages from taking part in with QB Justin Herbert.

Tyler Conklin has run extra routes (134) than every other tight finish. He has 18-140-1 at the season and is the TE4 in delusion scoring. The query is how the QB exchange from Joe Flacco to Zach Wilson will impact Conklin. It most likely doesn’t bode neatly, however let’s hope it’s now not ruinous.

Dawson Knox is a TD-dependent tight finish who hasn’t scored a landing this season. But Knox is in a prolific offense precipitated by means of QB Josh Allen, so there must be TDs forward.

Irv Smith Jr. has a difficult matchup towards his dad’s previous workforce, the Saints, who’ve allowed the third-fewest delusion issues to tight ends.

Tier 5

You may be able to squeeze 6-8 delusion issues from the blokes on this tier — possibly extra in case your man falls into the top zone – however you’re most likely going to get trucked on the TE place for those who’re beginning this type of guys and your opponent is beginning Mark Andrews.

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