BUY / SELL / STEAL FOR WEEK 4
Emptying out the notebook:
— Andrew Luck (shoulder) may begin practicing this week but is not expected to play until October.
— Chicago is at Green Bay on Thursday night.
— There is another London game this week with New Orleans and Miami. Remember this is a 9:30am kick off, make sure your line-ups are set Saturday night.
— Washington at Kansas City closes the week Monday night.
Ravens Fantasy Outlook
Alex Collins: Terrance West looks to have slid down the depth chart and Collins has done more than enough to earn more snaps. He is a hard runner who gets yards after contact and he could wear down the Pittsburgh defense with his aggressive style.
Buck Allen: I like Allen as well mainly has a pass catching option out of the backfield. The Steelers allowed 12 receptions to Bears running backs last week.
Mike Wallace: Last year at home against his former team, Wallace went for 124 yards and a touchdown on four catches. He has been very vocal about wanting the ball more and it happens this week.
QB: Russell Wilson: The Colts have allowed back-to-back games of 300+ passing yards. The streak extends to three this week after it looks like Wilson got back on track last week.
Carson Palmer: After a horrible first game, Palmer has responded by throwing for 657 yards and three touchdowns.
RB: Joe Mixon: Mixon totaled over 100 yards last week and now leads the team in rushing. He will have a bigger work load this week against the lowly Browns.
Dalvin Cook: At home this year Cook has rushed for 224 yards and a touchdown to go along with eight catches for 84 yards.
WR: Golden Tate: Tate is averaging 15 points per game in PPR leagues. He is still a starter this week on the road against a tough Vikings secondary.
Antonio Brown: This won’t be popular amongst Raven fans, but last year Brown averaged 21 fantasy points per game against the Ravens.
TE: Charles Clay: Quietly, Clay has scored 15 fantasy points in two of his three games this year.
Delanie Walker: The Texans defense has allowed 30 points to opposing tight ends over the past two games.
Def: Green Bay, Atlanta, Minnesota, New England, Seattle
QB: Matthew Stafford: The Vikings have a tough defense, especially at home, and Stafford does not always play well on the road. That is not a good combination for Stafford owners this week.
Derek Carr: Carr, who is coming off a horrible game last week on the road against the Redskins, now travels to Denver to face the “No Fly Zone” defense.
RB: C. J. Anderson: Anderson last week was outperformed and out-snapped by Jamaal Charles. With DeVonte Booker coming back, Anderson’s weekly role could shrink.
Mike Gillislee: Gillislee’s only real fantasy value is as a goal line back. He is too boom-or-bust to be considered a weekly starter.
WR: Amari Cooper: On the Raiders first drive of the season, Cooper scored nine points (2 rec, 13 yds. 1 TD). Since then he has scored only 16 points.
Sammy Watkins: Yes, Watkins had a 100-yard game last week and then ended up in the concussion protocol. I have seen this story before; do not buy him until he produces on a regular basis.
Hunter Henry: Henry has seen zero targets in two of the first three games this season.
Def: Washington, New York Giants, Houston, Detroit
QB: Jared Goff: Goff seems to get better each week and takes on a Dallas defense on a short week after giving up 300+ yards to Carson Palmer.
RB: Wendell Smallwood: The Chargers have allowed 146 yards per game rushing. Smallwood’s role expands this week with Sproles out for the year.
TE: Jared Cook: Cook is tied for the team lead in catches and is second in yards. The Broncos have allowed a touchdown to opposing tight ends in back to back games.