Found September 26, 2013 on Fantasy Sports Locker Room:
PLAYERS: Dez Bryant
TEAMS: Dallas Cowboys

Dez Bryant takes the top receiver spot this week. I’m not truly down on Calvin Johnson, but, in 2012 he caught just eight balls on 25 targets for 105 yards and no touchdowns in his two meetings with the Bears. Bryant, meanwhile, draws a Chargers D giving up the 2nd most points in the league to opposing WRs. Tony Romo comes in at #4, his highest rank of the season, against the Chargers who have been very generous to opposing QBs this season, allowing an average of 357.7 passing YPG. Big Ben also boasts his highest ranking for a similar reason (11). Tied with Washington and Green Bay Minnesota has given up the most passing TDs this year. In London, with Antonio Brown dialed in and Ben looking sharp in the face of pressure in last week’s night game, expect a strong outing. Terrelle Pryor (15) could go up a few notches if he gets clearance… Matt Flynn will be down from this spot significantly if he’s the starter. Matt Forte, given his volume, could challenge for the top RB spot every week. He comes in at 4 in this week’s rankings and gets a bump in PPR formats. DMC had an ugly night against Denver last week but draws a Redskins defense yielding almost 170 total yards per contest to opposing RBs. His ranking hinges on the Pryor/Flynn situation a bit as well. Both Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw are in play as legit RB2s this week, though the presence of one another limits upside… as is often the case with committees. Dwayne Bowe started inside WR1 range for me this week given the exploitable matchup vs NYG but its tough to trust him. Andy Reid isn’t bringing the pass happy gameplan that many anticipated. Instead, he and Alex Smith are keeping things conservative and it caps Bowe’s value significantly. I’m one of few with Aaron Dobson ranked higher than Kenbrell Thompkins but if you strip away the scores the former had a much more efficient day last week. That bodes well for future use. Injuries and matchup/QB concerns force Andre Johnson and Vincent Jackson into low-end WR2 status this week. Given a) his talent and b) the list of issues at WR in New England there is no reason to think that Gronkowski isn’t a top 5 play the moment he takes the field. Expect a lot out of Heath Miller this week. He looked sufficiently healthy in his Week 3 return to the lineup and the Vikings have given up 6 (6!) TDs to TEs through three weeks. The post Week 4 Fantasy Football Ranks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.


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