Set My Lineup – Week 4 (Segment 2 of 2)


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#1) Email your entire roster and league rules & scoring to

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#2) That’s it! It is that simple.

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Suggested starters are in bold fon

#1) Mike

League Settings: None Specified

QB: Palmer

RB: Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram, Duke Johnson

WR: Amari Cooper, Golden Tate, Devin Funchess

TE: Charles Clay

DEF: Ravens

K: Cody Parkey

Matt’s Take: Mike, most of your lineup was already set, this came down to Duke Johnson or Devin Funchess and for me I’ll trust Duke Johnson a little more than Devin Funchess. I think both guys have an opportunity to produce this week but with Kevlin Benjamin coming back and being healthy this week I’d roll with Duke Johnson.

#2) Z

League Settings: PPR

QB: Eli Manning, Derek Carr

RB: Todd Gurley, Chris Carson, Mark Ingram, Duke Johnson

WR: Odel Beckham Jr., Rishard Matthews, Willie Snead, Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree

TE: Jimmy Graham

DEF: Arizona Cardinals

K: Stephen Gostkowski

Matt’s Take: I think Eli has a better match-up this week against the Buc’s banged up defense so I’m choosing him over Derek Carr (because Carr gets the elite Bronco’s defense). Your running backs are easy to me, picking Todd Gurley and Chris Carson. I’d ride Gurley while he’s hot and Carson looks to be the back to own and ride in Seattle. As far as wide receivers go your obvious start is Odell Beckham Jr. and for me I’m going to ride Amari Cooper because that breakout game is coming and Rishard Matthews gets a boost because Corey Davis is out and he has looked to be the top 15 WR he finished as last year.

#3) Scott 

League Settings: PPR

QB: Carson Wentz, Kirk Cousins

RB: Leonard Fournette, Tarik Cohen (already started), Mike Gillislee, Derek Henry, Alvin Kamara, Chris Thompson

WR: Jordy Nelson, Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Sammy Watkins

TE: Jimmy Graham

DEF: Seahawks

K: Giorgio Tavecchio

Matt’s Take: The Kirk Cousins we saw last week is the Kirk Cousins I think we’ll see the rest of the season and his plus match-up with the Chiefs (the Chiefs are currently giving up the 9th most passing yards per week). Since you already started Cohen the other RB spot you have I’d fill with Leonard Fournette. Fournette has been producing like a top 10 fantasy RB so far this season and I don’t expect that to change this week. I’m going to avoid Doug Baldwin with his injury and questionable game time decision status.

#4) Tim

League Settings: .25 PPR – 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 FLEX

QB: Alex Smith, Eli Manning

RB: Dalvin Cook, Devanta Freeman, Joe Mixon, Chris Carson, Ameer Abduhlla, Tevin Coleman, Alvin Kamara

WR: Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Larry Fitzgerald, Danny Amendola

TE: Martellus Bennett

Matt’s Take: Tim, I’m jealous of your RB situation, you’ve got a lot of good options. When starting a QB roll with Eli over Alex Smith. Your running backs that you have set are the exact same that I would start. Dalvin Cook and Freeman are your two auto starts for me and Mixon is going to get his touches now and I expect his workload to be bigger than it was week 3. The three WRs your starting are the same that I would start with Amendola being questionable.

#5) James

League Settings: PPR

QB: Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr

RB: LeVeon Bell, James White, Theo Riddick, Brandon Oliver, Wendell Smallwood

WR: AJ Green, Odell Beckham Jr., Willie Snead, Tyrell Williams, Rishard Matthews, Danny Amendola

TE: Jared Cook

DEF: Texans

Matt’s Take: Both your QB’s have tough matchups this week, so I’m going with the one who I think has the better offense in Derek Carr. Interesting stat about Matthew Stafford against the Vikings since Mike Zimmer has been the head coach, Stafford has only thrown 5 touchdowns in the 3 games against a Zimmer coached team. LeVeon Bell is your auto start RB and I’m rolling with Theo Riddick because he’s a locked and loaded pass catcher in the Lions offense with no one really taking any receptions from him. AJ Green and Odell Beckham are auto starts for me and I think Rishard Matthews is a very underrated WR play this week with Corey Davis’ absence.

#6) Eduardo

League Settings: PPR

QB: Matthew Stafford, Alex Smith

RB: Dalvin Cook, Carlos Hyde, Ameer Abduhlla

WR: Antoino Brown, Dez Bryant, Larry Fitzgerald, DeVante Parker, Kenny Golladay, Will Fuller

TE: Jason Witten, Evan Engram

DEF: Cincinnati

K: Matt Bryant

Matt’s Take: Eduardo, I’m not a big believer that Alex Smith will continue on the tear that he’s been on so I’d roll with Stafford. Your running backs are a little trickier since Hyde could be a game time decision. If he is, plug Abduhlla in. Antonio Brown is an auto-start for me, Dez Bryant has scored a touchdown in 15 of the last 16 games with Dak at QB so expect at least a touchdown from him. Larry Fitzgerald is continuing to dominate in what many speculate is his farewell season. I’m going to roll with Witten as long as he is producing so plug him into your lineups.  

#7) César

League Settings: Standard Scoring

QB Russell Wilson, Matthew Stafford

RB Jay Ajayi, Leonard Fournette, Joe Mixon, Lamar Miller

WR Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Thomas, Alshon Jeffery

TE Charles Clay

K Justin Tucker, Dan Bailey

DEF Ravens, Broncos

Matt’s Take: César, why do you own two defense and two kickers? Those roster spots can be used to give you a little more depth at WR or RB. In terms of who to start Russell Wilson is a top five option for me this week so I’d start him over Matthew Stafford. Jay Ajayi is an auto start for me most weeks and I mentioned earlier that Leonard Fournette is producing like a top 10 RB so you can fire him up with confidence. I’d start all three of the WRs you have. When it comes to kickers, Dan Bailey is one of the most reliable options on a good offense. I’m avoiding the Ravens Defense for the time being since they just got ripped apart by the Jaguars and the Bronco’s get to take on the Raiders who didn’t do much against the Redskins.