With two games possibly canceled this week, Patriots vs. Chiefs and Steelers vs. Titans, everyone’s fantasy lineups might look a little different in week 4.
Although the Patriots and Chiefs might still play their week 4 game on Monday or Tuesday, it’s hard to bank on that as we saw with the COVID-19 breakout in the Titans’ organization. Here are last-minute fantasy football adds to replace some big names in week 4.
QB- Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA)
As a result of Cam Newton, Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Tannehill and possibly Patrick Mahomes all out in week 4, Ryan Fitzpatrick makes for a great streaming option against a terrible Seahawks defense.
The Seahawks rank 31st against fantasy quarterbacks this season. They have allowed Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Dak Prescott to have exceptional games. In those games, the Seahawks’ defense has given up over 375 passing yards to all three quarterbacks.
Fitzpatrick enters this matchup coming off back-to-back solid fantasy performances.
In weeks 2 and 3, Fitzpatrick had 24+ fantasy points in both games including against a very tough Buffalo defense.
With Seattle’s starting safety, Jamal Adams, out with a groin injury, this makes for an even better matchup for a quarterback who has been electric this year.
Fitzpatrick is only rostered in 20 percent of ESPN leagues.
RB- Jeff Wilson Jr. (SF)
If worst comes to worst, Wilson is a solid starter in fantasy in week 4.
As a result of Derrick Henry, James Conner and possibly Clyde-Edwards Helaire, James White and Rex Burkhead all being out in week 4, Wilson makes for a trustworthy replacement against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Now if Jerrick McKinnon is available, he is a better option than Wilson this week. However, he is only available in 16.3 percent of ESPN leagues.
Although McKinnon is the starter for the 49ers this week because Raheem Mostert is out battling an MCL sprain, Wilson still had a fantastic fantasy outing last week.
He finished week 3 with 22 fantasy points (PPR) as he scored twice, once on the ground and once in the air.
With Mostert still out, Wilson will have an increased role in the offense.
Wilson is only rostered in 40 percent of ESPN leagues.
WR- Greg Ward (PHI)
Get familiar with this Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver. The former college quarterback is the only receiver that Carson Wentz can trust.
In week 4, Desean Jackson, Alshon Jeffrey, Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert are all out due to injuries.
That leaves Greg Ward as the only wide receiver on the roster who has had at least 10 catches this season.
The other active receivers on the roster are John Hightower and Deontay Burnett. Banking on Ward to have a solid game is more than likely.
Last week, Ward had eight catches for 72 yards and a touchdown, good for 20+ fantasy points (PPR). His 23.4 percent target share ranked first on the Eagles as well in week 3.
Now he draws a matchup against an injured 49ers defense, without their best cornerback, Richard Sherman.
Ward is a solid pickup, especially that Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, AJ Brown, Corey Davis, Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Julian Edelman are all possibly out in week 4.
He is only rostered in 13.6 percent of ESPN leagues.
TE- Dalton Schultz (DAL)
After the Cowboys’ starting tight end Blake Jarwin went down with a torn ACL in week 1, Dalton Schultz became fantasy relevant as well.
Although Dak Prescott has other targets to throw to, Schultz draws a favorable matchup against a Browns defense that has struggled against tight ends this season.
They have allowed 22 catches for 179 yards and three touchdowns through three weeks. The Browns currently rank 30th in fantasy against tight ends.
Schultz has had back-to-back solid fantasy performances including a breakout fantasy game in week 2 against Atlanta.
In week 2, he had nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown, good for 22.8 fantasy points (PPR).
In a very dominant passing offense, Schultz will get the targets that he deserves especially in a high scoring affair.
He currently has 14 receptions on the season which ranks fifth among tight ends and his 20 targets rank tied for seventh.
Schultz is rostered in 29.8 percent of ESPN leagues.
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