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Changing the Call: Week Four

In a week with plenty of good options, here are some of the best plays you can make this week.

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Week 3 Review 

Week 3 Starts

Ultimately, the Vikings-Titans game ended up finishing much closer to the moneyline than I think anyone (other than Vegas, of course) anticipated. Lesson learned Vegas knows things we don’t. Ryan Tannehill did not look particularly good, and star wideout A.J. Brown was sorely missed. With a QB25 finish, this swing was definitely a miss.

Operating under Superflex lineups’ disclaimer, Herbert’s top 24 finish is considered a hit for me. In his second game, Justin Herbert still had bright flashes that make it easy to get excited if you’re a Chargers fan. Ultimately, this team has just been ravaged by injuries, and fantasy options will be spotty moving forward.

Once again burned by Philip Rivers, this Colts offense ran the ball early and often, and ultimately the passing offense faltered. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Week 3 Sits

The process indicated that the Packers matchup would not be a fruitful one for Drew Brees. However, Alvin Kamara was on another level this past Monday and Brees was the biggest beneficiary of his success. Brees’ QB9 finish isn’t necessarily a fluke, but not something we should grow accustomed to. 

Finishing QB3 on the week, I learned a very important lesson: never doubt Josh Allen. He is becoming matchup proof. His week 3 matchup versus the Rams was his first true test and he passed it with flying colors. Allen is a must-start until further notice. 

Current sit/start record: 6-6-3


Tom Brady

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Opponent: Los Angeles Chargers 
Over/Under: 45.5
FantasyPros rank: 18 

A must-start in Superflex formats this week, Brady should be creating pause for being started in one QB format as well. Brady’s Bucs draw a battered Chargers unit that will be without star corner Chris Harris and could be without both of its star pass rushers, Ingram and Bosa. Melvin Ingram was placed on IR prior to week 3, and Bosa is dealing with an ankle injury that could keep him out of Sunday’s contest. Brady’s wide receivers have been a rotating door thus far this season. It looks like the Bucs will be without running back Leonard Fournette and most likely wide receiver Chris Godwin as well. Both are dealing with nagging injuries. Given Brady’s ability to mentally dissect defenses, I like his chances against a ravaged Chargers team.

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Opponent: Seattle Seahawks
Over/Under: 53.5
FantasyPros rank: 15 

Because the Seattle offense is probably putting up so many points, the Seahawks currently allow the 2nd most points to the quarterback position through 3 weeks. The Dolphins are 4th on this list. This game has indicators of putting up a lot of points, and you’re going to want playmakers on both sides of the ball. Fitzpatrick has proven he can still be fantasy viable after putting up a top 10 finish last week against the Jaguars. Fitzmagic is alive and well, and he could provide just the spark that is needed to put your lineup over the top this week.

Baker Mayfield

Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Over/Under: 56
FantasyPros rank: 19

You’re probably reading this and wondering how you can trust Baker to get you the production you need. Well, quite frankly, you can’t. But, Baker draws the Dallas Cowboys this week, and that likely means a lot of points. The Browns will be playing catchup this week, which only bodes well for Baker and his receivers. In a similar vein to my Fitzpatrick logic above, the Cowboys are currently allowing the 3rd most points to the quarterback position thus far in the 2020 season. The Browns wide receivers are far more talented and experienced than the secondary that the Cowboys are trotting out, which means the opportunities for Baker to let it fly will be there. He’s ranked 19th heading into the week because you can’t trust him, but Baker has QB1 upside this week.


Carson Wentz

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Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
Over/Under: 46
FantasyPros rank: 21 

There are many good options at quarterback this week, and I’m personally not putting Wentz into my starting lineup again (regardless of format) until we get some kind of rebound from him. Now factor in all of the injuries on the offensive side of the ball for Philadelphia, and it’s a perfect storm of gross. I challenge anyone reading this to name the actual healthy WR1 currently listed on the Eagles’ depth chart. Until things turn around in Philadelphia, Wentz is toxic to your lineups. Don’t feel like you can’t sit him because you absolutely have to.

Thank you for once again tuning in to my sit/start calls for the quarterback position. You can find all of my work on my Twitter profile, @tyler_grez. I also post weekly rankings for Game On Wisconsin, host the Game on Fantasy podcast and co-host the Sunday editions of the Packaday podcast. Be sure to join the #nerdherd to get access to some of the best dynasty analysis on the internet. 

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