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Week 4 QB Rankings and Streaming Options

QB rankings and streaming advice for Week 4 of the 2018 fantasy football season. A lot has happened at the NFL quarterback position since the Browns celebrated their first win in 635 days, thanks largely to Baker Mayfield. There were some things you would expect (Drew Brees game-winning touchdown in OT) and plenty of things you didn’t (Josh Allen dismantling the vaunted Vikings defense, Sam Bradford putting up more fantasy points than Tom Brady). On the injury front, Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a devastating ACL tear in the 49ers loss to the Chiefs and the (injured?) Marcus Mariota took over for Blaine Gabbert in the first quarter after he was ruled out with a concussion. Patrick Mahomes continued to shine, scoring his 13th touchdown of the season and passing Peyton Manning (12 in 2013) for the most passing TDs in a team’s first three games in NFL history. And right alongside him, Mahomes record-breaking companion Ryan Fitzpatrick put up his third consecutive 400-yard passing game — another first in the NFL history books. With both the Bears and Dolphins entering Week 4 leading their divisions, no NFL prediction is safe. My predictions on Fitzmagic’s streaming potential and Carson Wentz still needing a week or two held up (11 fantasy points), though I did not anticipate that Blake Bortles would get bottled up by the Titans defense.
Pick QB ESPN Points QB Rank
TwoQB Blake Bortles 8.9 24
Streamer Ryan Fitzpatrick 25.1 8
Bounceback Carson Wentz 11.2 20
We have entered bye week season! With Carolina and Washington taking the week off, and a few quarterback injuries in the air, your weekly rankings are here to help.1

Week 4 Quarterback Rankings
  1. Ownership and projected points are from ESPN Fantasy. Rankings are based on GSLP, FPPG and matchup. GSLP models are run three times — looking eight weeks back, six weeks back and three weeks back, and then averaging results. Therefore rookies who are playing well will be somewhat over-projected compared to second-year players who saw limited usage last year and whose results looking back are weighed down by bad games from last season.  (back)

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By Giana Pacinelli | @GIANAAAA | Archive