Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sit’em column, which takes a look at unfavorable matchups and how they might impact lineup decisions for your fantasy football roster. Let’s take a look at some players that you may want to consider benching for Week 4. If you have any start’em sit’em questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Colin Kaepernick SF VS. STL

There’s a bit of head scratching going on after that less than stellar effort at home last weekend. The opener against Green Bay has been his most solid performance and I will guess that he’ll be somewhere in the middle this week against St. Louis. I’m not down on him, I’m just thinking there are better options this week, such as Jay Cutler over him.

Eli Manning NYG VS. KC

Giants are doing a great job of putting the pressure on its own quarterback to make something happen since it appears the rest of the team is falling apart. After a debacle in Carolina last weekend and a void presence in the running game it’s either Manning steers the ship to victory or it’s more of same. This week will be a big test, Kansas City is one of the league’s best defenses and tortured Michael Vick last week too. Manning deserves a rest this week.

Wide Receivers

Mike Williams TB VS. AZ

New quarterback under center for Tampa Bay makes me a believer in benching the #2 wide receiver. Vincent Jackson is the player you want to own here, not Williams. Trade him away and hope someone jumps on the value add of anyone aside from Morgan Freeman throwing him the ball. Yes, I said Morgan Freeman, that’s how well poor Joshua has played.

Marlon Brown BAL VS. BUF

After starting out the season hot at receiver I expect his numbers to drop a bit. Buffalo isn’t a huge slouch against the pass, I expect Baltimore to have more success in the running game so as a result it’ll be physical up front and pound it football from that perspective. Hide Marlon for another week on the bench.

Running Backs

Arian Foster HOU VS. SEA

Probably the most difficult call for all Foster owners this week is the urge to ride out his slow start. While the word patience is often used the first 4 to 5 weeks, I think the word that’s beginning to creep in with Foster is panic. I don’t panic on the season, but this week is not a matchup versus a team that loves to stuff the run and creates problems defensively for teams. Do better and find a way to move him out of your starting lineup.

Ryan Matthews SD VS. DAL

Matthews has underwhelmed a bit this season especially without the consistent passing targets in San Diego. The Cowboys defense hasn’t been bad, in fact it’s been pretty good. I would consider some other options before deploying Matthews out there this week.

Tight Ends

Brandon Myers NYG VS. KC

Myers is battling a rib injury and the Chiefs are a solid NFL defense that can drive any QB crazy. With all the problems the Giants have right now I would avoid Myers and Manning until that team can get on the same page.

Tyler Eifert CIN VS. CLE

Disappointing fantasy effort for Eifert last week and it’s understandable. They won’t be featuring him as they like to stash Gresham in their 2 tight end sets also. I think this game will be more low-scoring that expected against these in-state rivals. Eifert gets no love this week from FST.


Minnesota Vikings MIN VS. PIT

The Vikings were a spot play last week against the Browns. What did they do? They gave up 30 plus points to Brian Hoyer. Consider Big Ben in London (good use of nicknames in this instance) an upgrade and Vikings can go back to be irrelevant in fantasy defensive terms.