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


Russell Wilson SEA VS. HOU

Hustle Russell was on point last week and turned in his finest effort this season with 4 TD tosses against the Jaguars. This week he’s on the road and will need to calm himself against a Texans team that is steaming off a drubbing at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champs. I like Wilson to carve up some spots and get those rushing yards going this week. Deploy him per usual.

Tom Brady NE VS. ATL

The great debate was whether the bench the struggling Brady last week or not. He’s been awfully average for fantasy stats thus far and this week’s matchup doesn’t scream big time numbers. I feel that Atlanta is going to score points and New England will be needing to post a few touchdowns and Brady will find his way into the end zone at least a couple times by air and maybe once by land. He’s a sure fire starter until he has to call me off the couch to come play WR.

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown PIT VS. MIN

Antonio put on a beastly performance on Sunday night against the Bears. He’s beginning to fill that role of a #1 for Big Ben and he’ll need that this week in London. The Vikings struggled to contain a Richardson-less Browns attack so I expect big numbers for Brown this week.

Denarious Moore OAK VS. WAS

Moore has crept himself into the conversation again. He’s boom and bust and boom some more. I love the matchup versus the 0-3 team from our nation’s capital. Even if Flynn starts I foresee some open catches and at least a TD against a defense that bends and breaks more than Beckham.

Running Backs

Jason Snelling ATL VS. NE

Snelling is the one to lock up while Steven Jackson rehabs his injuries. I am not extremely high on his productivity but enough that he’s a strong RB2 entering this week. The game is critical for Atlanta to prove they’re contenders again in the NFC South and not continue losing ground on the Saints. I expect power football from them.

Darren McFadden OAK VS. WAS

Run DMC had a forgettable game against a Denver defense that he normally owns last week. So the rest he received on those legs will benefit him against a defense that doesn’t know how to stop itself from getting in its own way. The DeAngelo Hall led defense doesn’t promise to put much fear into defenses these days. McFadden is a top 10 RB this week.

Tight Ends

Jordan Cameron CLE VS. CIN

It’s time to start drafting tight ends based on how well they can play basketball. Cameron is the consistent force on this Browns team that apparently doesn’t know when to throw in the towel even when executive leadership appears to do it for them. I love Cameron moving forward the rest of this season.

Owen Daniels HOU VS. SEA

The Texans are going to have to score a touchdown at some point on Sunday. I’m going with a Schaub to Daniels connection to help stabilize an offense that was abused by the Ravens last week. Seahawks won’t make it easy, but Daniels has upside this week.


Indianapolis Colts IND VS. JAC

Colts looked every bit the part of a team that you wouldn’t consider starting unless your Grandma told you to do it last week versus San Francisco. Well apparently the Colts didn’t get the memo that only Grandma had their back because they smacked the 49ers in the face and now are riding that momentum into a sweet match up versus arguable the league’s most pathetic offense. Garbage points aside, this game could get out of hand early and turnovers could provide big time defensive points.