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Fantasy Football: ‘Matty Ice’ on fire this week

By Sean Reis
Columnist

For Week Four, I have suggested the minimum players at each position below, but I also suggest drafting Andy Dalton, Latavius Murray or Julio Jones, depending on your weekly budgeting. Good luck!

Quarterback:

Matt Ryan ($6,900) — The Atlanta Falcons and Ryan are off to an amazing 3-0 start with nearly 300 passing yards in each game and at least one touchdown. At $6,900, these consistent stats lead me to believe ‘Matty Ice’ is the best start at QB in Week Four for that price. Atlanta will be at home, playing against a struggling Houston defense and I highly suggest Ryan in Week Four.

Running Backs:

Matt Forte ($7,100) — Forte has seen minor price decreases this season due to an inconsistent Chicago Bears offense, but I still believe he is the best receiving RB in fantasy football. With that being said, I like Forte at a slightly lower cost this week, playing at home against Oakland. Noteworthy as well, I like Forte even more if Jay Cutler is not in the lineup because Chicago will need him to step up or else their record may fall to 0-4.

Joseph Randle ($5,500) — Randle’s price went up, but after scoring three touchdowns that is to be expected. Although Dallas lost, Randle led the offense with Tony Romo and Dez Bryant both injured. Randle will attempt to lead an injured Dallas Cowboys again in Week Four, playing against New Orleans and hoping to help his team win big on prime time, Sunday Night Football.

Wide Receivers:

Kenan Allen ($7,000) — Although Allen had a rough Week Two, he bounced back this past week in a huge game against Minnesota. Many will argue that Allen will not be consistent this season, but despite his price, I like Allen in Week Four against Cleveland at home.

Larry Fitzgerald ($6,500) — With Carson Palmer playing like Kurt Warner, this season Fitzgerald has looked like the receiver he once was when he played in Super Bowl XLIII. Fitzgerald is a consistent threat anywhere on the field and is once again one of the toughest receivers to cover. I like Fitzgerald at an average price with reliable upside in Week Four.

Donte Moncrief ($5,000) — When T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson have seemed to be locked down all season, Moncrief has been a rising star in the Indianapolis offense. Moncrief has seen a decreasing number of targets, but Andrew Luck has shown a liking for him, Moncrief scoring a touchdown in each game this season. At $5,000, Moncrief runs little risk for the price and I trust him in Week Four.

Tight End:

Charles Clay ($3,300) — In a new uniform, Clay was off to a slow start in Week One, but he has picked it up the past two weeks, scoring a touchdown in each game. Coming off a big win in Miami, I like Clay at home against an inconsistent New York Giants defense this week for a very cheap price.

Defense:

Arizona Cardinals ($3,400) — The Arizona Cardinals defense has been an unstoppable force all season. In Week Four, Arizona will face, arguably, the weakest member of their division, St. Louis, at home and I highly suggest drafting them, despite their high price for a defense.

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