Fantasy Soccer Recap and Overreactions: Week 4

Week 4 NFL Fantasy Reactions 

Effectively, week 4 started atrociously. My Dolphins misplaced to the Bengals on Thursday evening, and Tua Tagovailoa suffered a severe head damage. Praying Tua has a full restoration and that the Dolphins didn’t make any shady strikes all through his concussion protocol following the week three incident. We are going to discover out, as there may be an ongoing investigation. If the Dolphins did shady issues once more, I’m going to be so disillusioned with this group…I digress. 

Let’s speak about one thing thrilling. The primary London recreation! Andy Dalton bought the beginning for the Saints, and Kirk Cousins led the Vikings in a nail-biter to the tip. It got here all the way down to a Will Lutz 61-yard discipline aim, and it bounced off the sphere aim put up twice! Double-doink. Unreal. 

The Falcons beat the Browns with seven move completions. SEVEN. Insane. The Cowboys simply beat the Commanders 25-10. Seahawks and Lions performed a thriller of a recreation, with the Seahawks and QB1 Geno Smith successful 48-45. The Titans beat the Colts 24-17 in a considerably boring recreation. The Giants beat the Bears to maneuver to 3-1. Brian Daboll is off to a stable begin. The Eagles began gradual, however got here again and beat the Jaguars 29-21; Trevor Lawrence should’ve eaten popcorn earlier than the sport. He had 4 fumbles. 

The Jets beat the Steelers although Kenny Pickett took over within the second half. Kenny Pickett regarded okay! Trying ahead to seeing him begin! Payments edged out the Ravens, which is unlucky as a result of us Dolphins followers might have used that additional loss for the Payments! Chargers dealt with enterprise in opposition to the Texans. Cardinals similar deal and dealt with enterprise in opposition to the Panthers. Matt Rhule needs to be on the recent seat. Or at the very least the warming up seat. 

The Packers sweated it out in opposition to a third string QB. Finally, the Pack bought the win. Raiders lastly bought a win, and that’s positively because of Josh Jacobs getting used as a workhorse. Would like to see extra of that going ahead. The Chiefs dominated the Bucs. It was a fantastic recreation, don’t get me mistaken, however scoring 41 in opposition to any crew is dominating. Bizarre how the Chiefs can go lose to the Colts after which per week later beat Tom Brady and the Bucs so handsomely. Lastly, the 49ers hosted the Rams, solely to win but once more. McVay should be Shanahan’s little brother, all the time loses to him. 

Let’s see how the remainder of the motion unfolded in week 4!

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Dolphins vs. Bengals

This recreation was shaping as much as be a fantastic one within the first half. It was a one-score recreation for a lot of the recreation, after which Tua Tagovailoa suffered a grotesque head damage. I hope he recovers absolutely. He was seeming to be placing all of it collectively on the sphere. Teddy Bridgewater did his finest to maintain the Dolphins within the recreation however got here up brief. Tyreek wound up catching ten catches for 160 yards, however no rating. Waddle had a quiet day with two catches for 39 yards. Chase Edmonds would have had a stable begin to the sport had he caught the fade thrown his means ultimately zone. He was broad open… In any case, Miami struggled for a lot of the recreation with Bridgewater, and the Bengals had the lead the entire means. Good win for the Bengals. Burrow had an honest evening, 287 yards and two touchdowns. The star of the evening was Tee Higgins. He scored 25 fantasy factors on seven catches for 124 yards and a landing. Ja’Marr Chase was 4 for 81, and Mixon ran for 61 yards. Bengals transfer to 2-2, and Dolphins endure their first loss, however extra importantly, endure the lack of their beginning QB for what’s going to almost definitely be a couple of weeks. I’m lifeless inside. Let’s go Teddy!

Vikings vs. Saints

We go throughout the pond to look at Kirk Cousins & Justin Jefferson to face off in opposition to Andy Dalton and…Mark Ingram? I ought to simply say Chris Olave as a result of he was the star of the offense for the Saints. Olave had 4 catches for 67 yards and a landing! Good day for the rookie. He wanted to step up with Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, and Jameis Winston out. It wasn’t sufficient, Dalton did what he might, however the kicker left them simply shy. Will Lutz nailed a 60-yarder to tie the sport at 25, then the Vikings hit a discipline aim to go up 3. The Saints bought in place for a deep discipline aim to tie it on the finish. 61 yards out, and Lutz doinked it off the uprights twice. What a bummer. This recreation was a fantastic one to look at, although. Particularly since I rolled off the bed and turned it on! I very a lot get pleasure from London soccer.

Commanders vs. Cowboys

It appears as if Carson Wentz from week 1 and a couple of was a fluke. 170 playing cards, one landing, and two interceptions. He stinks once more. Antonio Gibson bought shut down. 63 whole yards. Jahan Dotson managed to get three catches for 43 yards and a rating. McLaurin logged 2 for 15 yards. Powerful day for the Commanders offense. Cooper Rush had a greater day for the Cowboys. 223 yards and a couple of TDs, one among them to CeeDee Lamb who had six catches for 97 yards and a 30-yard TD reception. Zeke put up 81 scrimmage yards however didn’t discover the endzone. Michael Gallup scored in his first recreation again! Completely happy to see him on the sphere. Heck, Brett Maher was the third-highest scorer for the Cowboys! Bizarre recreation, Cowboys get the win, and Cooper Rush is undefeated as a starter. 4-0! Dak who?

Seahawks vs. Lions

I’ll let you know what, I’m betting the ‘Over’ on each Lions recreation from right here on out. They have been lacking their high two offensive weapons and nonetheless scored 45 factors. In addition they gave up 48 factors, however from a fantasy perspective who cares?! That’s an superior recreation. Jared Goff scored 30 fantasy factors! That’s not all; T.J. Hockenson put up 39. Hell of a day. Jamaal Williams reached 25 from 102 yards and a couple of RD’s filling in for Swift, and Josh Reynolds had 21. It doesn’t matter what crew, the Lions make it one hell of a recreation. I believe they need to have gained this however lacking these essential gamers on offense hurts. Geno Smith had an enormous day. 320 passing yards and two touchdowns for 31.7 factors! Go Geno, Go! Rashaad Penny had a pleasant day at work. 151 yards and two touchdowns. DK Metcalf caught seven passes for 149 yards however no rating; nonetheless a fantastic day. Oh look, a Noah Fant sighting! He scored a landing, however that was his solely catch. Regardless, this recreation was a thriller to the final minute. 

Steelers vs. Jets

This recreation bought off to a gradual begin. Like, molasses gradual. The Steelers couldn’t transfer the ball, each groups saved turning the ball over, and many different errors. I watched this recreation with my Steelers buddy and it was painful. The feelings I watched him undergo from the crappy first half, to the blissful feeling of watching their 1st spherical draft choose, Kenny Pickett, get his probability within the second half, to then proper again to unhappiness when the Jets went down and scored with 10 seconds left within the recreation to take the lead. Noteworthy fantasy scores from the Steelers included: George Pickens (16.2), Pat Freiermuth (15.5), and Pickett (12.3, solely in 2 quarters). The Jets had comparable fantasy days. Zach Wilson had 18 in his return, Corey Davis had 18 as effectively, and Breece Corridor topped 15, virtually 16. The important thing factor to remove from this recreation is that the Steelers might have some life put into their offense if Pickett stays the starter. Jets get the W. Steelers have issues to determine.

Browns vs. Falcons

Right here we’re once more. Speaking about Nick Chubb reaching 100 yards speeding. Plus a landing. Hell of a day. Kareem additionally had 49 with two catches. Amari Cooper took the week off; go determine. The inconsistency will all the time comply with him. Jacoby Brissett additionally had a bizarre day. He had no passing touchdowns and one speeding landing. 234 passing yards to go along with it. The main scorer for the Falcons? Caleb Huntley, due to course! He had 56 rush yards and a landing. Corderralle Patterson had 38 rush yards and a rating. Tyler Allgeier had a stable day. Averaged 8.4 yards per keep it up ten touches (84 yards). Not dangerous from the rookie. The Browns had their probability on the finish however pissed it away, per regular. Browns fall to 2-2. Falcons transfer to 2-2.

Titans vs. Colts

This was essentially the most AFC South-type recreation ever. The Titans went up 14 to nothing early. Then it form of swayed in direction of a fair recreation within the 2nd. The third quarter rolled round, and the Colts have been the one one to attain, and that was it for all the recreation. It was a boring recreation to say the least. The small vivid spot on this recreation was Derrick Henry and his 114 yards speeding with one landing. Nobody else on the Titans had a superb recreation. I assume Chigoziem Okonkwo ought to get a shoutout for his first landing! Solution to go, man. The Colts didn’t have a lot to flaunt, both. Mo Alie-Cox had six catches for 85 yards and two scores; he had the very best day with 26.5 fantasy factors. Matt Ryan did have 356 passing yards, however solely sufficient to get 18 fantasy factors. Boring recreation, Colts lose in a gross vogue, and the Titans transfer to 2-2. 

Bears vs. Giants

One other recreation, one other stat sheet with lower than 200 passing yards for Justin Fields. It’s embarrassing that the Bears can not determine how one can make him thrive. Doesn’t assist he’s throwing to minimal expertise. Fields didn’t have any touchdowns, Khalil Herbert beginning at RB solely logged 77 rush yards, and no receivers scored a landing. Dangerous day for Bears fantasy gamers. Darnell Mooney led the crew with 13 factors. Hey, at the very least he had a superb week? On the opposite facet of the ball, Daniel Jones had even much less passing yards than Fields, with 71. Jones virtually had extra rush yards than move yards. Daniel Jones additionally hawked two touchdowns from Saquon, TWO! Nonetheless, Saquon nonetheless put up 18 fantasy factors because of his 146 rush yards and handful of catches. This recreation was a barn burner. So bizarre to suppose the Giants are off to a 3-1 begin.

Jaguars vs. Eagles

Are you able to title the participant who scored essentially the most fantasy factors at this time for the Jaguars? I’ll offer you a touch. It wasn’t Lawrence, Etienne, Robinson, or Kirk. That’s proper; it was Jamal Agnew with 21 factors? What’s going on? The Jaguars went up 14-0 within the recreation and fully forgot how one can soccer. What a wierd recreation. The Eagles hung in there, and slowly got here again on this recreation. I believe that’s the distinction between final 12 months’s Eagles and this 12 months’s Eagles. They don’t panic and execute for 4 quarters. Jalen Hurts had an okay recreation. 200 passing yards with a landing after which one other speeding landing on high of that. Miles Sanders was the large scorer this week, simply shy of 30 because of his two touchdowns and 134 yards speeding. AJ Brown caught 5 passes for 95 yards however didn’t discover the tip zone. Nor did any Eagles receiver. Goedert had a superb day with 5 catches for 72 yards. DeVonta Smith got here again to earth, scoring a measly 4.7 factors. Powerful. The Eagles got here again and bought the win, remaining as the one undefeated crew within the NFL. The goal is formally on their again.

Payments vs. Ravens

I don’t root for the Ravens typically, however I used to be at this time. I get pleasure from watching the Payments lose. Nonetheless, the Payments demonstrated how good they’re coming again and successful this recreation by a last-second discipline aim. Lamar had a really Justin Fields-like recreation. Solely 144 yards passing and led the Ravens in rush yards. I used to be very excited to see J.K. Dobbins did his factor and scored two touchdowns! Now let’s see him thrive within the open discipline. Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews took the time without work, apparently. These two didn’t do a lot. In all probability why the Ravens wound up shedding. The Payments bought the win, it was a sweat, however they bought it. Josh Allen led the best way with 23.5 fantasy factors. 213 move yards and 70 speeding yards. One landing within the air and one other working. Exterior Allen, nobody had a fantasy-relevant recreation that folks would have been beginning. Stefon Diggs bought 10 factors, higher than nothing, however that’s uncommon for him. Devin Singletary scored what we’re used to seeing out of him, and Isaiah McKenzie had a stable begin to the day getting a landing, however then he bought harm. Gabe Davis ghosted y’all. I say y’all as a result of I prevented drafting him in my leagues.

Chargers vs. Texans

Take a look at that! Austin Ekeler is again. 34.9 factors and three touchdowns later the air guitar hero is right here to remain. 110 scrimmage yards later and 6 catches on high of that. Not solely did he have a fantastic day, so did Dameon Pierce on the opposite facet of the sphere. He logged 131 rush yards with a landing. He additionally caught six passes, nevertheless it was just for 8 yards, in order that was a free 6 factors in PPR. Mike Williams caught seven passes for 120 yards, nice day for Mike with Keenan Allen injured once more. Gerald Everett is continuous to be a fantasy asset, scoring 17 factors this week. Brandin Cooks additionally did his regular, scoring 18 factors off 7-57-1. I didn’t get to look at a lot of this recreation, nevertheless it looks like this was a superb recreation for essentially the most half. I think about the Chargers are going to be in shut video games in the event that they maintain having stars lacking time. Bosa is out for a couple of weeks now, and Keenan can’t recover from the damage bug proper now. Hoping he heals up quickly.

Cardinals vs. Panthers

I believe I’ve mentioned this 3 out of 4 weeks, however the Cardinals are merely not pleasing soccer to look at. Add that to a matchup vs. the Panthers who’re additionally not pleasing to look at; this recreation was a snoozefest. The Panthers solely touchdowns have been a move to McCaffrey and a pick-6. McCaffrey led the Panthers in rush yards and receiving yards. 27 rush yards and 81 receiving yards off 9 catches. Seems like Matt Rhule lastly realized how one can use his ace of spades, CMC. A number of weeks too late. Baker has to go, I don’t know who will play QB, nevertheless it must be somebody finishing greater than 54% of their passes. Horrible. Marquise Brown and Zach Ertz each had stable days. Brown scored 20.8 fantasy factors (WR9), and Ertz topped 15 factors with 16.7, ending because the TE5 on the week. As I mentioned, this recreation actually was not thrilling. If he’s activated, I’d like to see the Panthers transfer on to Darnold.

Packers vs. Patriots

After I turned this recreation on, I didn’t notice we’d get the Zappe breakout recreation! I’m simply kidding; he had 99 passing yards and a landing. Not that thrilling, however hey, he gave the crew some life. It was a superb soccer recreation. Fantasy, not as a lot. Excessive scorer on the Patriots was huge bro Damien Harris (15.4 pts). Rhamondre was second highest (12.9 pts). Packers had a few fantasy-relevant gamers; Allen Lazard scored 17.6 on six catches for 116 yards. Stable day within the workplace. Aaron Jones reached 110 yards however solely scored 14.5 factors. I don’t imply “solely scored” as if it is a dangerous rating; 14.5 is nice. What I meant was when RB will get 110 yards; normally, in addition they discover the tip zone, and that 15 factors recreation turns into a 20-point recreation. That’s all. Aaron Jones merely didn’t discover the tip zone this week. He’ll. He’s a stud. Rodgers had 16 pts for the third straight week. Not less than he’s constant. Romeo Doubs is establishing a superb reference to Rodgers. On Sunday, he had 5 catches for 47 yards and a rating. Plus, he barely dropped a second landing reception after slamming on the bottom from a spectacular catch. In due time, Romeo will catch these. He completed with 13.7 factors, however man do I want he completed that catch. Would have been a 20+ pt day! Oh effectively, perhaps subsequent week in London.

Raiders vs. Broncos

The Raiders are within the win column! Josh McDaniel information his first win because the Raiders head coach. Have you learnt why? (Or at the very least why I really feel they gained) Is as a result of they FED Josh Jacobs. 28 carries, 144 yards, and two touchdowns. He was the RB2 this week with 34.5 factors. Hell of per week from the workhorse. Carr didn’t should do a lot, thank goodness, as a result of he solely threw for 188 yards, no touchdowns. 11.5 factors. Oof. Davante Adams all the time produces. The person is unguardable. 9 catches for 110 yards. Simply no touchdowns, sadly. I don’t suppose that’ll be a lot of a difficulty. He scored as soon as each recreation till this week. He can be again ultimately zone. This week was merely the Josh Jacobs present. The Broncos put up a superb struggle. Particularly for a way dangerous which have regarded of their bizarre 2-1 begin. Russell Wilson confirmed up this week. 237 move yards and a couple of TD’s with some rush yards, and a speeding landing. 250+ yards with three TD’s is an efficient recreation. The Broncos couldn’t get the bottom recreation going, Russ led them in rush yards, and Javonte Williams bought harm…he tore his ACL, and it was much more than simply that, however I overlook the specifics. I really feel so dangerous for him. He was so promising for this season. I hope he has a speedy restoration. Courtland Sutton had a stable day. 5 for 52 and a landing (16.2 factors). As did Jerry Jeudy with 4 for 53 and a landing (15.3 factors). Curious to see how the Broncos look with out Javonte within the again discipline. 

Chiefs vs. Buccaneers

What an exciting recreation. Take into consideration each these groups in week 3. They stunk! Week 4? Dynamite. There have been a complete of 9 touchdowns scored on this recreation. Mike Evans had two of them. Hell of a day from the veteran. Eight catches for 103 yards on high of these touchdowns. 30 factors for Mike. Leonard Fournette scored 18 because of some rubbish time factors. He caught the ball seven occasions for 57 yards and a landing late within the 4th. Rashaad White had a breakout recreation for his rookie marketing campaign. 14.6 factors is a stable day for the rook! Godwin bought simply over 12, first recreation again from damage; that’s encouraging going forwards. So are the ten targets. Like to see TB12 placing up 385 yards and three TDs. Pat Mahomes had a superb evening too. 249 passing yards and three touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 92 speeding yards and two touchdowns. Caught a wild landing move (or I assume flip?) from Mahomes on the aim line. Plus, it was cool to see Isiah Pacheco make some performs. He appears promising. 63 rush yards, not too shabby. Travis Kelce dominated with 9 catches for 92 yards and a landing. 24 fantasy factors. The person is a cheat code. JuJu Smith-Schuster had an okay evening, simply shy of double digits. Throw within the occasional landing, and he’s an auto-flex play.

Rams vs. 49ers

This recreation began off relatively shortly; after the primary two drives it was 7-3, 49ers. Then it was forwards and backwards with punts for some time, after which within the second quarter, Deebo Samuel caught a ball and scored on a 57-yard catch and rating. Massive evening for Deebo. He wound up with six catches for 115 yards and a rating. After that 57-yard scamper, there have been no extra touchdowns. Simply an alternate of discipline objectives UNTIL Matt Stafford threw a pick-six on a screenplay…you possibly can’t do this Matty! The 49ers protection confirmed up in an enormous means. The Rams have been held touchdown-less. Regardless of that, Cooper Kupp had an enormous evening with 26 factors on 14 catches for 122 yards. PPR machine. Tyler Higbee scored 17 from his ten catches for 73 yards in one other spectacular week. He had 14 targets! Loopy. Exterior of Deebo, the 49ers didn’t have a lot fantasy manufacturing. Jeff Wilson Jr. did have a stable evening, however the bulk of his 13 factors got here from one landing run. 13 factors is nice, however that was early within the recreation; he disappeared after that. In the long run, the 49ers nonetheless have the Rams quantity. San Fransisco strikes to 2-2, and the Rams fall to 2-2.

Tony Spahr

Ever since Tony determined he was going to main in Sports activities Administration on the College of Cincinnati, he knew his life would revolve round sports activities. Tony is an avid Miami Dolphins fan who grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Residence of the Buckeyes, who Tony was born and raised to root for. Tony has been enjoying fantasy soccer for simply over a decade. He approaches fantasy soccer with the identical mentality he approaches all the things else, “For those who ain’t first, you’re final.” Specializing in redraft, Tony’s aim is to carry a recent perspective to the Fantasy Soccer world.

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