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The Script for Fantasy Success: Week 4 – MNF

Week four wraps with two teams looking to get their season going in the right direction. Can this game be a fantasy outing!?

Seattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants

Details of the Script

  • Sunday – 8:15 pm @ MetLife Stadium
  • Weather – Cloudy with some rain
  • What Vegas is saying – Line (PHI -5.0) & Over/Under 45

Identifying the Game Script

The Giants and Seahawks played each other last season. Seattle would win 27-13 at home. The Giants are coming off another lousy loss, as the season is a mixed bag of emotions. Seattle is looking solid at 2-1 as they continue to find their identity for the season. These two teams could use this win in week four.


Geno Smith has been mediocre to start the season so far. He has one game over 16 fantasy points and has been a bit disappointing. The Giants’ defense was supposed to be good this year, but they have shown weakness in the air. They have allowed a high-end QB2 in the last two weeks. Smith could be limited with the run game doing well. I’d expect Geno Smith to be able to air it out in week four. He is a high-end QB2 in week four.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 01: New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) throws a touchdown pass during the game against the Indianapolis Colts on January 1, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Daniel Jones has been very inconsistent this season. He had that one blow-up game in week two but produced under five fantasy points in the other two games. Seattle is a terrific matchup, as Seattle has allowed a 300-yard passer in each game this season. They also have given up five passing touchdowns in the last year. Daniel Jones is a complete wild card at the quarterback position. If he can get running, it helps him make big plays in the air downfield. He is considered a boom-or-bust high-end QB2 for week four.

Running Backs

Early DownsGoallineShort YardageThird DownTwo Min
Ken Walker273320
Zach Charbonnet1522010
Week 3 roles for Seattle

For the Seattle backfield, it is slowly turning into a 50/50 timeshare with Ken Walker and Zach Charbonnet. These two have had the closest snap count all season. It had gone from 60/30 to in week three 51/43. The Giants are in the season’s bottom ten vs. fantasy running backs. They have allowed a rushing touchdown in every game this season. The Giants have also allowed a rusher over 70 yards in the first three games. Ken Walker will continue to work on the early down and goal line and should be in for a strong RB2 week. Zach Charbonnet is getting more work on third down and the two-minute offense, but I’m not starting him yet. His week three touchdown made his fantasy day better than it finished. Charbonnet is an RB4 with an upside in week four.

For the Giants, it comes down to whether or not Saqoun Barkley plays on Monday. Seattle has allowed five rushing touchdowns on the season but is in the top 10 in allowing rushing yards. Barkley will likely be a high-end RB2 if he returns in this week’s matchup. He is still expected to be risky since we aren’t sure how he would play. If Barkley is to miss this game, then it would probably fall back on Matt Bredia and Gary Brightwell. In week four, I expect Matt Bredia to lead this backfield and be an RB3 in this matchup if Barkley misses. 

Pass Catchers

HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 12: Seattle Seahawks WR D. K. Metcalf runs for yardage during game featuring the Houston Texans and the Seattle Seahawks on December 12, 2021 at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire)

The Seattle pass catchers to focus on are DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. They are the only ones that are consistent options in fantasy. DK Metcalf is a strong WR2, and Tyler Locket is a high-end WR3. They have allowed three receiving touchdowns in the last two games. Jaxson Smith-Njigba is seeing opportunities but not producing with them in fantasy. He is a WR5 at best because his play is not start-worthy. Noah Fant is a nice deep sleeper, as he sees four receptions for 40 yards in back-to-back games. The Giants have allowed a 50-yard tight end in back-to-back games now.

The Giants pass catchers are still a mess for fantasy. They have a fantastic matchup, as the Seahawks allow the second most fantasy points per game to receivers. They have allowed four receivers over 100 yards so far. Darius Slayton is likely the one Giants receiver I’d consider in deep leagues to play. I think his downfield ability will do well in this matchup. Isiah Hodgins and Parris Campbell don’t excite me or have any starting value. WanDale Robinson is a big sleeper in this matchup. He only played 11 snaps in week three but saw five targets in that game. Darren Waller is the main guy in the offense, with 15 targets over the last two weeks. Unfortunately, he has not produced much these last two weeks. Seattle has allowed opposing tight ends to gain yardage against them.

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