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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers: Week Four

By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchitect)

Another week of fantasy football in the books and that could only mean one thing. Time to get those waiver claims in. Most fantasy teams are beginning to take shape after the first three weeks and owners are starting to learn what positions they need help in. But just because you need help in a certain area doesn't mean you should pick up any player that fills that need. It's a good thing you're reading this. The Fantasy Sports Brain is ready to help you head into your week four matchup.

Keepers

Karlos Williams- Running Back- Buffalo Bills- The rookie may well be the most added player heading into week four and with very good reason. With LeSean McCoy not at 100 percent and Karlos Williams running like a man possessed, this is a must add to every roster this week. Let's face it, every team could use some help in the running back position. In three games so far this season, Williams has scored in every game and with him now looking at more carries, fantasy owners need to be excited about adding the Bills tail back. Averaging almost 13 fantasy points per game makes the rookie very enticing this week. He's becoming a must start each week.

Rishard Matthews- Wide Receiver- Miami Dolphins- Even though the Dolphins got their fins handed to them in week three, there was a bright spot. That bright spot was Rishard Matthews and his two scores. Through three games, Matthews has 23 targets and is averaging almost 15 fantasy points per week.

Sleepers

Antonio Andrews- Running Back- Tennessee Titans- Starting tail backs are difficult to come across in fantasy football these days so you need to be early rather than late on a player that looks like he may breakout. For me, Antonio Andrews falls into that category. While his numbers are anything but eye popping, there is potential for him to see more work moving forward. He's averaging over 12 fantasy points per game and looked to be mildly effective when given the chance to carry the rock in week three. It may be easier to grab Andrews off of the waiver wire seeing how the Titans have a bye week in week four. That could make him an afterthought for this week. That's the perfect time to pounce on a potential breakout running back.

Ty Montgomery- Wide Receiver- Green Bay Packers- While a fourth receiver may not be a player most fantasy owners would want to add to their roster, consider the injury to Davante Adams and that could make the rookie wide out a little more desirable. Through two games, he only has six targets but he may see more snaps in the wake of the injury to Adams.

Marvin Jones- Wide Receiver- Cincinnati Bengals- With Andy Dalton slinging the ball over the football field, Marvin Jones may be a nice little add to a receiving corp. He's not the top dog in the Bengals offense but he does have 16 targets through three games and two scores to go with it. He's averaging 9.5 fantasy points per game and could be a nice bye week fill in or a replacement for an injury. He should continue to see sufficient targets considering the Bengals don't have much of a ground game.

Lance Dunbar- Running Back- Dallas Cowboys- It may be difficult for fantasy owners to trust Dunbar seeing how he isn't a starter but consider that he has 24 targets through three games and is averaging almost eight fantasy points per game in PPR formats and you have yourself a nice little waiver wire gem. His week three line reads 10 receptions for 100 yards so that performance should put him on fantasy radars if he wasn't already.

Thomas Rawls- Running Back- Seattle Seahawks- While there is some potential here for the rookie to stick, it all depends on how much time if any Marshawn Lynch will miss. If Beast Mode is back for week four, Rawls may not be of any value. If Lynch does miss time due to his hamstring, Rawls will be a highly coveted waiver wire addition. Week three saw Rawls rush for 109 yards on 18 attempts (6.1 yards per carry). Fantasy owners may want to jump on getting Rawls now and stay a step ahead of their fellow league mates.

Jeepers

Michael Vick- Quarterback- Pittsburgh Steelers- The only value Vick holds for fantasy owners is if you own Big Ben in a two quarterback league. Vick is no longer a starting quarterback for fantasy football (or NFL) and adding him is only recommended as a desperation play for the four weeks that Big Ben is out. Hopefully it doesn't come to picking up Vick.

Owen Daniels- Tight End- Denver Broncos- With the exception of the lone touchdown he has through three weeks, Owen Daniels' better days are clearly behind him. He's averaging just under four fantasy points per game so far and is highly unreliable for fantasy owners to trust on a weekly basis.