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Wheeler’s Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings

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Since we’re three weeks into the season, we can start to operate with some data and some sticky information. Three games aren’t enough of a sample to have any degree of confidence in average projections, but some obvious trends can support or reject our preseason narratives.

Saquon Barkley is BACK! It’s not just the usage that we hoped for. He has his burst back, as he displayed with a 68-yard rushing touchdown in Week 1 and a 36-yard rushing touchdown in Week 3.

It is definitely looking like this was the year to take a wide receiver in Round 1 of your fantasy football drafts. We may not have had the order of the receivers exactly right to this point, but the consensus top five are all currently within the top-12 scorers at the position. However, our consensus top-two running backs are currently the RB10 and RB11. Instead, Nick Chubb and Barkley lead the pack.

Way back before I started ranking players and writing about fantasy, I would search for analysts’ “rest of the season” rankings. At the time, there were very few people actually doing that. When I started writing, it then became a large part of my process. Rest of the season rankings help me with waiver wire or free-agent pick-ups before Sunday game-time.

Rest of Season Rankings

Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings

When examining these rankings, consider I am really only looking at positional ranks, not flex or overall rankings. When it comes to whom you start in the flex, a lot will depend on your specific league rules and roster construction. If players are ranked within three spots of each other, the difference between them is negligible. They are expected to score the same amount of points; in those cases, go to our Discord.

Check this link throughout the week and on Sunday morning for the latest updates, too.

Quarterback

Rank QB Team Opp
1 Josh Allen BUF @ BAL
2 Lamar Jackson BAL vs. BUF
3 Jalen Hurts PHI vs. JAC
4 Patrick Mahomes KC @ TB
5 Joe Burrow CIN vs. MIA
6 Kyler Murray ARI @ CAR
7 Justin Herbert LAC @ HOU
8 Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ CIN
9 Kirk Cousins MIN @ NO
10 Derek Carr LV vs. DEN
11 Russell Wilson DEN @ LV
12 Marcus Mariota ATL vs. CLE
13 Aaron Rodgers GB vs. NE
14 Jared Goff DET vs. SEA
15 Tom Brady TB vs. KC
16 Matthew Stafford LAR @ SF
17 Trevor Lawrence JAC @ PHI
18 Carson Wentz WAS @ DAL
19 Jameis Winston NO vs. MIN
20 Geno Smith SEA @ DET
21 Jacoby Brissett CLE @ ATL
22 Justin Fields CHI @ NYG
23 Daniel Jones NYG vs. CHI
24 Ryan Tannehill TEN @ IND
25 Matt Ryan IND vs. TEN

Running Back

We currently live in a world where James Robinson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Cordarelle Patterson are top-five running backs.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored 14.9 fantasy points in Week 3, but he remains in a three-man committee. He was only in on 40% of the offensive snaps, had 35% of the rushing attempts, 37% route participation and none of the two-minute offense. Broncos’ running back Javonte Williams finds himself in a similar committee situation:

Rank RB Team Opp
1 Nick Chubb CLE @ ATL
2 Saquon Barkley NYG vs CHI
3 Jonathan Taylor IND vs TEN
4 Christian McCaffrey CAR vs ARI
5 Austin Ekeler LAC @ HOU
6 Derrick Henry TEN @ IND
7 Joe Mixon CIN vs MIA
8 Leonard Fournette TB vs KC
9 Najee Harris PIT vs NYJ
10 Aaron Jones GB vs NE
11 Alvin Kamara NO vs MIN
12 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs CLE
13 Javonte Williams DEN @ LV
14 Dalvin Cook MIN @ NO
15 Jamaal Williams DET vs SEA
16 James Robinson JAC @ PHI
17 James Conner ARI @ CAR
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ DAL
19 Khalil Herbert CHI @ NYG
20 Dameon Pierce HOU vs LAC
21 Miles Sanders PHI vs JAC
22 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs LAR
23 AJ Dillon GB vs NE
24 Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs WAS
25 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ TB
26 Josh Jacobs LV vs DEN
27 Kareem Hunt CLE @ ATL
28 Rashaad Penny SEA @ DET
29 Breece Hall NYJ @ PIT
30 Devin Singletary BUF @ BAL
31 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ GB
32 Damien Harris NE @ GB
33 Tony Pollard DAL vs WAS
34 Michael Carter NYJ @ PIT
35 Cam Akers LAR @ SF
36 J.K. Dobbins BAL vs BUF
37 Chase Edmonds MIA @ CIN
38 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ LV
39 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR @ SF
40 Travis Etienne Jr. JAC @ PHI

 

Wide Receiver

Rank WR Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR @ SF
2 Stefon Diggs BUF @ BAL
3 Justin Jefferson MIN @ NO
4 Ja’Marr Chase CIN vs MIA
5 Davante Adams LV vs. DEN
6 Tyreek Hill MIA @ CIN
7 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs. SEA
8 A.J. Brown PHI vs. JAC
9 Deebo Samuel SF vs. LAR
10 Jaylen Waddle MIA @ CIN
11 Tee Higgins CIN vs. MIA
12 Mike Evans TB vs. KC
13 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs. TEN
14 CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. WAS
15 Mike Williams LAC @ HOU
16 Courtland Sutton DEN @ LV
17 Christian Kirk JAC @ PHI
18 Marquise Brown ARI @ CAR
19 Drake London ATL vs CLE
20 Gabe Davis BUF @ BAL
21 Diontae Johnson PIT vs. NYJ
22 Brandin Cooks HOU vs. LAC
23 Amari Cooper CLE @ ATL
24 Keenan Allen LAC @ HOU
25 Rashod Bateman BAL vs. BUF
26 Terry McLaurin WAS @ DAL
27 DK Metcalf SEA @ DET
28 Michael Thomas NO vs MIN
29 DeVonta Smith PHI vs. JAC
30 Chris Olave NO vs. MIN
31 Curtis Samuel WAS @ DAL
32 D.J. Moore CAR vs. ARI
33 Tyler Lockett SEA @ DET
34 Jerry Jeudy DEN @ LV
35 Garrett Wilson NYJ @ PIT
36 Brandon Aiyuk SF vs. LAR
37 JuJu Smith-Schuster KC @ TB
38 Allen Robinson II LAR @ SF
39 Elijah Moore NYJ @ PIT
40 Allen Lazard GB vs. NE

 

Tight End 

Rank TE Team Opp
1 Mark Andrews BAL vs. BUF
2 Travis Kelce KC @ TB
3 Darren Waller LV vs. DEN
4 Kyle Pitts ATL vs. CLE
5 Dallas Goedert PHI vs. JAC
6 George Kittle SF vs. LAR
7 Zach Ertz ARI @ CAR
8 T.J. Hockenson DET vs. SEA
9 Tyler Higbee LAR @ SF
10 Pat Freiermuth PIT vs. NYJ
11 Gerald Everett LAC @ HOU
12 Tyler Conklin NYJ @ PIT
13 David Njoku CLE @ ATL
14 Evan Engram JAC @ PHI
15 Hayden Hurst CIN vs. MIA
16 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ NO
17 Dawson Knox BUF @ BAL
18 Robert Tonyan GB vs. NE
19 Logan Thomas WAS @ DAL
20 Dalton Schultz DAL vs. WAS 

Also, be sure to check out my waiver wire rankings. Good luck this week!

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