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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 4

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Wide Receivers

    1. 1
    2. Calvin Johnson
    3. Calvin
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS134
    5. REC TD2

    Johnson caught seven passes for 115 yards and a TD in Washington last week and has to be licking his chops after seeing what Antonio Brown did to the Bears last week.

    1. 2
    2. Demaryius Thomas
    3. Demaryius
      Thomas
      WR
    4. REC YDS114
    5. REC TD2

    Thomas had 10 catches for 94 yards against the Raiders. It'll be his turn to be the big star among the receivers this week.

    1. 3
    2. Reggie Wayne
    3. Reggie
      Wayne
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD2

    Wayne will have his biggest day of the season to date, as the Colts should be able to handle the Jaguars with ease.

    1. 4
    2. Dez Bryant
    3. Dez
      Bryant
      WR
    4. REC YDS137
    5. REC TD1

    Bryant had just four catches for 38 yards last week, but he did manage to get in the end zone with that push off. I'm expecting big things out of him in San Diego.

    1. 5
    2. Julio Jones
    3. Julio
      Jones
      WR
    4. REC YDS124
    5. REC TD1

    Jones had nine receptions for 115 yards last week. He'll keep his big year right on going.

    1. 6
    2. Antonio Brown
    3. Antonio
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS118
    5. REC TD1

    Brown had the biggest game of his career last week, hauling in nine passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, including one of the prettiest catches you could hope to see.

    1. 7
    2. DeSean Jackson
    3. DeSean
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS115
    5. REC TD1

    Jackson had his first down game of the year last week, catching three passes for 62 yards. He'll get back on track for his owners this week.

    1. 8
    2. T.Y. Hilton
    3. T.Y.
      Hilton
      WR
    4. REC YDS114
    5. REC TD1

    Hilton got just four targets last week with the Colts happy to play a ball-control offense. He'll have a big day against the Jags.

    1. 9
    2. Brandon Marshall
    3. Brandon
      Marshall
      WR
    4. REC YDS111
    5. REC TD1

    Marshall was quiet most of last week, but made a huge third-down catch on the game-sealing drive. He'll look more like himself against the Lions.

    1. 10
    2. Torrey Smith
    3. Torrey
      Smith
      WR
    4. REC YDS104
    5. REC TD1

    Smith had another strong yardage day, catching five passes for 92 yards. In an offense where he has to make plays for the team to succeed, he could sleepwalk to 80 yards per game.

    1. 11
    2. Denarius Moore
    3. Denarius
      Moore
      WR
    4. REC YDS104
    5. REC TD1

    Moore ended up posting a big day thanks to a meaningless 73-yard TD. He should find the Washington defense quite inviting.

    1. 12
    2. Eric Decker
    3. Eric
      Decker
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD1

    Decker had another big game last week, catching eight passes for 133 yards and a TD. He won't be the only Bronco receiver to star on Sunday.

    1. 13
    2. Pierre Garcon
    3. Pierre
      Garcon
      WR
    4. REC YDS103
    5. REC TD1

    Garcon picked up another 13 targets last week, catching eight of them for 73 yards. With all the opportunities he gets, he could easily be a top-10 receiver.

    1. 14
    2. A.J. Green
    3. A.J.
      Green
      WR
    4. REC YDS102
    5. REC TD1

    After two straight quiet weeks for Green, I'm betting he shows up in a big way against the Browns, no matter who lines up across from him.

    1. 15
    2. Cecil Shorts
    3. Cecil
      Shorts
      WR
    4. REC YDS101
    5. REC TD1

    Shorts ended up having a monster day against the Seahawks, catching eight passes for 143 yards. I like Chad Henne better for him, but it's not like Gabbert is a huge step down.

    1. 16
    2. Wes Welker
    3. Wes
      Welker
      WR
    4. REC YDS94
    5. REC TD1

    Welker caught seven of his eight targets for 84 yards and a TD last week. I'm guessing he doesn't miss New England too much.

    1. 17
    2. Anquan Boldin
    3. Anquan
      Boldin
      WR
    4. REC YDS92
    5. REC TD1

    Boldin had five catches on 67 yards last week. The San Francisco passing game has struggled of late, but Boldin will get back on track against the Rams.

    1. 18
    2. Larry Fitzgerald
    3. Larry
      Fitzgerald
      WR
    4. REC YDS92
    5. REC TD1

    Fitz looked a bit more like himself last week, catching five passes for 64 yards. He'll be all the way back against the Bucs.

    1. 19
    2. Dwayne Bowe
    3. Dwayne
      Bowe
      WR
    4. REC YDS89
    5. REC TD1

    Bowe didn't get his first target until the fourth quarter last week. It's a safe bet the Chiefs will try to get him more involved against the Giants.

    1. 20
    2. Julian Edelman
    3. Julian
      Edelman
      WR
    4. REC YDS88
    5. REC TD1

    Edelman caught all seven of his targets last week, though they went for just 44 yards. He'll be Tom Brady's go-to guy this week.

    1. 21
    2. Hakeem Nicks
    3. Hakeem
      Nicks
      WR
    4. REC YDS84
    5. REC TD1

    Nicks got just one target last week and groused about his role after the game. Chances are he gets placated on Sunday.

    1. 22
    2. Emmanuel Sanders
    3. Emmanuel
      Sanders
      WR
    4. REC YDS83
    5. REC TD1

    You may not believe it, but Sanders leads the Steelers with 30 targets this season. He's a nice below-the-radar trade target right now.

    1. 23
    2. Mike Wallace
    3. Mike
      Wallace
      WR
    4. REC YDS80
    5. REC TD1

    Wallace busted again last week, catching just two passes for 22 yards. I like him to bounce back, even against the strong New Orleans defense.

    1. 24
    2. Michael Floyd
    3. Michael
      Floyd
      WR
    4. REC YDS78
    5. REC TD1

    Floyd hasn't done much since a decent Week 1, but I think that all changes this week.

    1. 25
    2. Marques Colston
    3. Marques
      Colston
      WR
    4. REC YDS75
    5. REC TD1

    Colston did well in a tough matchup, catching five passes for 71 yards. It doesn't get any easier this week.

    1. 26
    2. Sidney Rice
    3. Sidney
      Rice
      WR
    4. REC YDS73
    5. REC TD1

    Rice had five receptions for 79 yards and two scores a week ago. He's worth starting this week.

    1. 27
    2. Victor Cruz
    3. Victor
      Cruz
      WR
    4. REC YDS72
    5. REC TD1

    When the entire offense gets shut down, there's not a whole lot a receiver can do. You have to start Cruz every week.

    1. 28
    2. Vincent Brown
    3. Vincent
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS67
    5. REC TD1

    Brown didn't do a thing last week, catching just two passes for 11 yards. I think he'll have a nice game this week, but you'll have to have the stomach to understand it won't come until garbage time.

    1. 29
    2. Alshon Jeffery
    3. Alshon
      Jeffery
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD1

    The Bears clearly made a concerted effort to get Jeffery the ball last week. I expect that to continue as the season progresses.

    1. 30
    2. Aaron Dobson
    3. Aaron
      Dobson
      WR
    4. REC YDS55
    5. REC TD1

    Dobson led the Patriots with 10 targets last week, catching seven of them for 52 yards. I'd consider him in deeper leagues this week.

    1. 31
    2. Golden Tate
    3. Golden
      Tate
      WR
    4. REC YDS105
    5. REC TD0

    Tate led the team with 88 yards and eight targets against Jacksonville, and could be started with a handful of every-week starters at the position on bye.

    1. 32
    2. Stevie Johnson
    3. Stevie
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS98
    5. REC TD0

    Another week, 13 more targets for Johnson. I would be shocked if he finishes the season outside the top 20 receivers.

    1. 33
    2. Vincent Jackson
    3. Vincent
      Jackson
      WR
    4. REC YDS87
    5. REC TD0

    Jackson suffered a rib injury last week, but it is not serious. He'll start this week, meaning he should be in your lineup.

    1. 34
    2. Jason Avant
    3. Jason
      Avant
      WR
    4. REC YDS85
    5. REC TD0

    Avant led the team with eight targets a week ago, catching five of them for 87 yards. I'm ready to endorse him as a depth guy.

    1. 35
    2. Ryan Broyles
    3. Ryan
      Broyles
      WR
    4. REC YDS84
    5. REC TD0

    Broyles should have a larger role in the offense after Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car accident on Tuesday.

    1. 36
    2. Miles Austin
    3. Miles
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS84
    5. REC TD0

    This is a great matchup for Austin. I'd be inclined to start him in most leagues.

    1. 37
    2. Chris Givens
    3. Chris
      Givens
      WR
    4. REC YDS80
    5. REC TD0

    Givens only had two receptions against Dallas, but the eight targets are encouraging. He's the No. 1 receiver in town.

    1. 38
    2. Andre Roberts
    3. Andre
      Roberts
      WR
    4. REC YDS79
    5. REC TD0

    Roberts had just four targets a week ago, showing why he's still just a depth guy.

    1. 39
    2. Nate Washington
    3. Nate
      Washington
      WR
    4. REC YDS78
    5. REC TD0

    Washington led the team with 10 targets last week, catching eight of them for 131 yards. He's the Tennessee recevier you want.

    1. 40
    2. Brian Hartline
    3. Brian
      Hartline
      WR
    4. REC YDS78
    5. REC TD0

    Hartline had four catches for 56 yards and a TD last week. He looks like a WR3/4 for the rest of the season.

    1. 41
    2. Rod Streater
    3. Rod
      Streater
      WR
    4. REC YDS76
    5. REC TD0

    Streater had three receptions for 42 yards against Denver. He could be a WR3 if Terrelle Pryor can go.

    1. 42
    2. Greg Jennings
    3. Greg
      Jennings
      WR
    4. REC YDS72
    5. REC TD0

    Jennings caught just three balls for 43 yards last week, and really cannot be considered a fantasy option unless you're desperate.

    1. 43
    2. Donnie Avery
    3. Donnie
      Avery
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD0

    Avery had his biggest game as a pro last week, catching seven passes for 141 yards. It might put him on the fantasy radar, but he shouldn't be considered a starter.

    1. 44
    2. Mike Williams
    3. Mike
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD0

    Williams caught five of the nine balls thrown his way last week, going for 65 yards. He's a WR3 this week.

    1. 45
    2. Leonard Hankerson
    3. Leonard
      Hankerson
      WR
    4. REC YDS67
    5. REC TD0

    Hankerson had seven targets last week, catching three of them for 21 yards. There's no reason to consider him.

    1. 46
    2. Marlon Brown
    3. Marlon
      Brown
      WR
    4. REC YDS65
    5. REC TD0

    Brown had just three targets last week and cannot be trusted as anything more than a depth guy.

    1. 47
    2. Kendall Wright
    3. Kendall
      Wright
      WR
    4. REC YDS64
    5. REC TD0

    Wright caught all six of his targets for 71 yards against the Chargers. Keep an eye on the Baylor product over the next few weeks.

    1. 48
    2. Kyle Williams
    3. Kyle
      Williams
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD0

    Williams had six targets last week, and should be in for a bigger role if Vernon Davis can't go.

    1. 49
    2. Andre Johnson
    3. Andre
      Johnson
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD0

    Johnson clearly was not 100 percent against the Ravens after suffering a concussion the previous week. Keep an eye on his practice participation this week.

    1. 50
    2. Stephen Hill
    3. Stephen
      Hill
      WR
    4. REC YDS63
    5. REC TD0

    There's that big-play ability we talked about last week in regards to Hill. Three catches for 108 yards and a TD. He's a nice option now that bye weeks are upon us, and could develop into a WR3.

    1. 51
    2. Robert Woods
    3. Robert
      Woods
      WR
    4. REC YDS61
    5. REC TD0

    Woods caught just two passes, but had 10 targets. Whether the incompletions were on him or EJ Manuel, that number is hard to ignore.

    1. 52
    2. Josh Gordon
    3. Josh
      Gordon
      WR
    4. REC YDS57
    5. REC TD0

    Gordon debuted with a bang last week, catching 10 passes for 146 yards and a TD. The Bengals feature a much better defense than do the Vikings, though.

    1. 53
    2. DeAndre Hopkins
    3. DeAndre
      Hopkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS54
    5. REC TD0

    Hopkins caught six passes for 60 yards last week. He should be benched against a very good Seattle secondary.

    1. 54
    2. Mohamed Sanu
    3. Mohamed
      Sanu
      WR
    4. REC YDS53
    5. REC TD0

    Sanu led the team with 68 yards last week and is looking more and more like a guy you can plug in as a replacement if byes hit you hard.

    1. 55
    2. Jerome Simpson
    3. Jerome
      Simpson
      WR
    4. REC YDS49
    5. REC TD0

    Simpson caught three of his eight targets last week. He won't find things any easier across the pond.

    1. 56
    2. Kenbrell Thompkins
    3. Kenbrell
      Thompkins
      WR
    4. REC YDS49
    5. REC TD0

    Thompkins only had three receptions last week but he made them count, hitting paydirt twice. I don't think he'll have the same luck in Atlanta.

    1. 57
    2. Tavon Austin
    3. Tavon
      Austin
      WR
    4. REC YDS48
    5. REC TD0

    Austin had six catches last week, but they went for just 30 yards. He's now averaging a paltry 6.6 yards per catch.

    1. 58
    2. Stephen Burton
    3. Stephen
      Burton
      WR
    4. REC YDS48
    5. REC TD0

    Burton got nine targets last week, catching five of them for 42 yards. He could be intriguing when the big bye weeks hit.

    1. 59
    2. Roddy White
    3. Roddy
      White
      WR
    4. REC YDS48
    5. REC TD0

    White hasn't done a thing this year, and at this point it's hard to trust him until he's pronounced 100 percent.

    1. 60
    2. Jeremy Kerley
    3. Jeremy
      Kerley
      WR
    4. REC YDS47
    5. REC TD0

    Kerley watched teammates Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes have big days last week while he caught just two balls for 25 yards.

    1. 61
    2. Eddie Royal
    3. Eddie
      Royal
      WR
    4. REC YDS43
    5. REC TD0

    That's more like the Royal we all know. I think his brief run of fantasy relevance is behind us.

    1. 62
    2. Doug Baldwin
    3. Doug
      Baldwin
      WR
    4. REC YDS41
    5. REC TD0

    Baldwin is the third option in this passing game, and that makes it awfully hard to recommend him unless you're desperate.

    1. 63
    2. Santonio Holmes
    3. Santonio
      Holmes
      WR
    4. REC YDS40
    5. REC TD0

    Holmes caught five of his 10 targets, going for 154 yards and a game-winning 69-yard TD. He'll be a guy to consider in the middle part of the season.

    1. 64
    2. Jerricho Cotchery
    3. Jerricho
      Cotchery
      WR
    4. REC YDS39
    5. REC TD0

    Cotchery caught three passes for 52 yards last week, but he really doesn't belong on any roster in a fantasy league.

    1. 65
    2. Davone Bess
    3. Davone
      Bess
      WR
    4. REC YDS37
    5. REC TD0

    Bess had 10 targets last week, and with the Browns likely to trail in most games this year, he could be a sneaky play if and when the bye weeks bite you.

    1. 66
    2. Ace Sanders
    3. Ace
      Sanders
      WR
    4. REC YDS36
    5. REC TD0

    Sanders caught two passes and is pretty much anything but a fantasy ace.

    1. 67
    2. Santana Moss
    3. Santana
      Moss
      WR
    4. REC YDS34
    5. REC TD0

    Moss caught seven of the nine balls thrown his way last week for 77 yards. You may want to throw him a roster spot in deeper leagues.

    1. 68
    2. Rueben Randle
    3. Rueben
      Randle
      WR
    4. REC YDS32
    5. REC TD0

    Randle's time to shine in fantasy leagues is coming now that byes have started, but he should be avoided this week.

    1. 69
    2. Brandon Gibson
    3. Brandon
      Gibson
      WR
    4. REC YDS32
    5. REC TD0

    Gibson caught six of the nine passes thrown his way last week, totaling 49 yards. He's the third receiver on the depth chart, and there simply aren't enough numbers to go around in this offense to consider him in fantasy leagues.

    1. 70
    2. Jarius Wright
    3. Jarius
      Wright
      WR
    4. REC YDS30
    5. REC TD0

    Wright got four targets against the Browns, catching three of them 35 yards.

    1. 71
    2. Kenny Britt
    3. Kenny
      Britt
      WR
    4. REC YDS26
    5. REC TD0

    After getting nine targets two weeks ago, Britt got just five last week. He didn't catch any of them. I have no use for him.

    1. 72
    2. Lance Moore
    3. Lance
      Moore
      WR
    4. REC YDS25
    5. REC TD0

    Moore flopped yet again last week, and it's hard not to wonder if he's getting squeezed out of the offense.

    1. 73
    2. Joshua Morgan
    3. Joshua
      Morgan
      WR
    4. REC YDS24
    5. REC TD0

    Morgan had just two targets last week. If you're still holding onto him for some reason, you can let him go.

    1. 74
    2. Kenny Stills
    3. Kenny
      Stills
      WR
    4. REC YDS22
    5. REC TD0

    Stills had just two targets last week, and really should only be rostered in the deepest of leagues.

    1. 75
    2. Harry Douglas
    3. Harry
      Douglas
      WR
    4. REC YDS18
    5. REC TD0

    Douglas predictably did nothing against the Dolphins. Even with Roddy White still dealing with his ankle injury, Douglas should not be considered a starter.

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