Week Four Picks: QBs & RBs

Whew, week 3 was record-breaking for a few players on FantasyDraft with winning scores approaching 300 fantasy points. Congrats to TheSanction, 704FSports and AirCanada1555who were all winners in last week’s big contests. Now it’s time to look ahead to this weekend’s quarterbacks & running backs that might help you set some records with your lineup.

QB

Aaron Rodgers will be a lot of people’s play in their lineup and deservedly so, however I’m going with a couple other QBs here:

Carson Palmer (ARI) vs. St. Louis Rams:

Carson Palmer to me is in the early conversation of NFL MVP along with Tom Brady and Rodgers. Palmer has been outstanding in the 1st three weeks of the season, with 9 TDs and only 2 INTs. He’s also helped revive Larry Fitzgerald’s career this year. I know most people would be hesitant to start Palmer against this Rams defense, but I like the matchup for Palmer and Arizona.

Andy Dalton (CIN) vs. K.C Chiefs:

Andy Dalton has been terrific through 3 games (8 Pass TDs, 1 Rush TD and 1 INT). Hue Jackson, the offensive coordinator for Cincinnati, has opened up the offense this year and Dalton has been nearly flawless operating it. Dalton gets to face a Chiefs’ defense with a depleted secondary that gave up 5 TD passes to Rodgers.

Phillip Rivers (S.D.) vs. Cleveland Browns:

The Browns’ defense has been one of the biggest disappointments this season thus far. Derek Carr (314 yards passing) and Amari Cooper (8 rec. 134 yards) had their way with Joe Haden and the Browns’ secondary. Look for Rivers to target Keenan Allen a lot in this game.

 

RB

Melvin Gordon & Danny Woodhead (S.D) vs. Cleveland Browns:

As I mentioned earlier, Cleveland’s defense is not playing very well right now. They’re 32nd in the NFL against the run, which is needless to say why I like Gordon & Woodhead against them.  Woodhead also brings the pass-catching aspect, which is big on FantasyDraft.

Chris Johnson (ARI) vs. St. Louis Rams:

Johnson is starting to look like his old self now that he’s in better game shape. CJ2K ran for 110 yards and 2 TDs against San Francisco last weekend.  St. Louis has the 25th-ranked run defense entering this game. Johnson will look to show everyone that he is indeed back against the Rams.

Devonta Freeman (ATL) vs. Houston Texans:

Freeman was unstoppable against Dallas last week, 30 carries for 141 yards to go along with 5 receptions. Freeman has been elevated to the lead back over Tevin Coleman against Houston. Atlanta loves to run the ball, therefore expect Freeman to get plenty of opportunities.

 

 

 

London Fletcher

London Fletcher

London Fletcher is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL). Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent and became a Super Bowl champion with the team. He was also a member of the Buffalo Bills, where he played for five seasons, and the Washington Redskins, where he played for seven seasons. Fletcher was well known for never missing a game in his career, being one of only four players in NFL history to play in over 250 consecutive games. Fletcher also holds the record for consecutive starts at the linebacker position. He eventually finished his career with 215 consecutive games started, which ties him for 6th all time along with Alan Page and Ronde Barber. London has agreed to be a writer and representative for the FantasyDraft brand and serves as an ambassador to the site. He has no more access to the site than the typical user.

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