Do you have a tough matchup in week 4 and need to find bunches of points from unexpected sources? The SFFS brings you our list of sleepers to start in week 4. These players are not obvious starts, tend to be cheaper in DFS play and/or are available on the waiver wire in a large majority of ESPN and Yahoo leagues.
Terrelle Pryor Sr., WR, Washington – While Pryor has fallen short of most expectations through three weeks of football and most managers are sitting him due to some poor performances (only 4 catches in last two games) we think Pryor is going to have a big game this week as Washington squares off against Kansas City’s high powered offense. The Redskins will have to keep up through the air and Pryor has garnished a respectable 19 targets through three games thus far. He could easily get double digit targets this week against KC’s middle of the road passing defense (ranked 22nd), as he did in week 1 versus the Eagles (11 targets), especially if TE Jordan Reed doesn’t suit up again this week. Look for the Redskins to move Pryor around and away from Chiefs’ CB Marcus Peters, who typically stays on the right side. Expect 9+ targets and a TD this week for Pryor.
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks – Carson and the Hawks face the Colts in a match-up primed for a breakout game. Seattle has an impeccable winning record at home, the colts are ranked 21st in running defense, and did I mention Seattle is playing at home. Also, Seattle’s WR1 Doug Baldwin is still healing from a groin injury that side-lined him from the end of Week 3’s match-up with the Titans, further causing Seattle to rely on the legs of their rookie runner. Expect Carson to get 20+ carries, have 100 yards on the ground, and to score a TD.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks- With a banged up Doug Baldwin likely to be shadowed by the Colts’ Vontae Davis, Richardson is a sneaky play against Indianapolis in week 4. Playing on 74% of the ‘Hawks offensive snaps so far, Richardson is becoming a big cog in the passing game and a major redzone target for QB Russell Wilson as Paul has been targeted four times inside the 20. Facing a defense that has surrendered 20 passes of over 20 yards, Richardson is in line for at least one long reception and a touchdown this week.
Elijah McGuire, RB New York Jets-Matt Forte is likely to miss the Jets’ week 4 showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving McGuire in line for a much larger share of touches. The rookie sixth-round pick out of Louisianna-Lafeyette has looked impressive so far, rushing for 63 yards on 13 carries, though he did lose a fumble in week 3. Bilal Powell will certainly be in the mix for touches as well this week, but expect the Jets to give McGuire the bulk of the work in an effort to see what they have in the youngster. He will be facing a tough Jaguars’ run defense, but expect 15+ touches for Elijah, making him a high-volume player on the cheap.
Will Fuller, WR Houston Texans- The speedster finally returns to the field after missing three weeks due to a broken collarbone, and will most likely be shadowed by Tennessee Titans’ rookie CB Adoree Jackson in week 4. Fuller has previously bested Jackson before, having beat Jackson for a 75 yard touchdown in the 2015 collegiate showdown between Notre Dame and USC. With the emergence of rookie QB Deshaun Watson, who averages over five deep balls a game, expect Fuller to get multiple shots down the field. A little boom or bust due to bad hands, Fuller could be a cheap option in DFS play and a great waiver wire add as he has a realistic shot at 60+ yards and a TD in week 4.