Category: Fantasy Football

Week Five NFL Fantasy Podcast

Host: Brian Martinez

Guest: Doug Orth of FFToday.com

This is the only season long fantasy podcast you need to listen to each week! Doug and I recap Week 4 Q&A style and play Buy or Sell. We’ll discuss players to start and sit. We’ll talk about ten players that might be on your waiver wire that you should know about. We’ll finish with lineup rankings for those tough lineup decisions you may have.

(4:00) Week Four Q&A:

  • Dalvin Cook injury and how that affects the Vikings offense going forward.
  • Chris Carson injury and how that affects the Seahawks offense going forward.
  • Mitch Trubisky the new starter and how that affects the Bears offense going forward.
  • David Carr injury and how that affects the Raiders offense going forward.
  • Marcus Mariota and how that affects the Titans offense going forward.

(12:45) Buy or Sell

We play Buy or Sell with QB DeShaun Watson, QB Cam Newton, RB Bilal Powell, RB Jay Ajayi, RB Isaiah Crowell.

(26:51) Start/Sit
Doug gives us one player to start based on value and one player to sit based on matchup for each position QB/RB/WR/TE for Week 5.

(31:35) Waiver Wire Discussion:
Hear what Doug has to say about Week 5 Waiver Wire targets: RB Elijah McGuire, RB Wayne Gallman, RB Aaron Jones, RB Andre Ellington, WR Adam Humphries, WR Jeremy Kerley, WR Jaron Brown, TE Tyler Kroft, TE AJ Derby, and TE OJ  Howard.

(52:22) Lineup Rankings

Hear how Doug ranks each position for Week 5.

  • Quarterbacks: Carson Palmer at PHI, Carson Wentz vs ARI, Tyrod Taylor at CIN, Ben Roethlisberger vs JAX
  • Running backs: Mike Gillislee at TB, Ameer Abdullah vs CAR, Frank Gore vs SF, Doug Martin vs NE
  • Wide Receivers: Alshon Jeffery vs ARI, Kelvin Benjamin at DET, Keenan Allen at NYG, Devante Parker vs TEN
  • Tight Ends: Martellus Bennett GB at DAL, Austin Seferian Jenkins at CLE, Hunter Henry at NYG, Cameron Brate vs NE

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Week Four NFL Usage Chart

by Brian Martinez

Below is a chart of the top 70 NFL players ranked by total touches (rushing attempts + receptions) for Week Four of the NFL season. You are able to sort these 70 players by snaps played, targets, and other statistics. If you play fantasy football, this chart should play a vital role in preparation for fantasy success for Week 5 and beyond.

Information mined from fantasydata.compro-football-reference.com

Week Four NFL Usage Chart

PlayerTmSnapsTouchesTgtRecYRRushYAYScmTD
Le'Veon BellPIT6939610.54.111862
Todd GurleyLAR5530813.435.262151
Leonard FournetteJAX3928514.753.581451
Ezekiel ElliottDAL6425513.54.051392
Bilal PowellNYJ462556.757.761901
Kareem HuntKAN5025454.811210
CJ AndersonDEN442444.254.751120
Ameer AbdullahDET3323454.71091
LeSean McCoyBUF4323310.673.81080
Lamar MillerHOU57235143.951312
Joe MixonCIN312144.751.71480
Carlos HydeSFO582165.44.25950
Devonta FreemanATL49202103.22781
Jordan HowardCHI3520452.94631
Mark IngramNOR461884.253.21620
Jacquizz RodgersTAM3818312.55.191080
LeGarrette BlountPHI26171208.51560
Alvin KamaraNOR2616107.15961
Chris JohnsonARI3516310.332.46630
Frank GoreIND3515311.333.83800
Chris CarsonSEA3515383.5660
Christian McCaffreyCAR481568.252.67490
Dalvin CookMIN2714385.08741
Wendell SmallwoodPHI3514611.253.4791
Andre EllingtonARI4614149.563.61040
Wayne GallmanNYG3113243.82501
Tevin ColemanATL2713616.258.781440
Jay AjayiMIA3213183.83540
Duke JohnsonCLE3613105.223.25601
Tarik CohenCHI1812464480
Elijah McGuireNYJ19122199.31311
James WhiteNWE4311124.77540
Melvin GordonLAC4211372.2290
Matt BreidaSFO2610341.78200
Chris IvoryJAX3410324.67440
Paul PerkinsNYG2710261.44190
DeMarco MurrayTEN239224.43350
Latavius MurrayMIN199243290
Cordarrelle PattersonOAK33965.52350
Javorius AllenBAL40866.173.5440
Travis KelceKAN718815.8631141
Isaiah CrowellCLE228272.86270
Tyler LockettSEA507516.7512910
Jeremy HillCIN1271102.67260
Chris ThompsonWAS367243.83270
Giovani BernardCIN217422.334791
Jamaal CharlesDEN1161146.6470
Shane VereenNYG2262112.8250
Charcandrick WestKAN20656.62350
Will FullerHOU67668.754392
Ted GinnNOR456212.59340
Dion LewisNWE146194.5271
JD McKissicSEA1051279.5652
Theo RiddickDET185281120
Jamaal WilliamsGNB125122.75130
Albert WilsonKAN435415.756690
Jalen RichardOAK651203.5270
Brandin CooksNWE644612.674420
Golden TateDET52459.672310
Bruce EllingtonHOU664414.6713570
Kyle JuszczykSFO244358230
Branden OliverLAC123120.530
Jamize OlawaleOAK17326.52150
Austin EkelerLAC33211.535581
Kenyan DrakeMIA9332.56110
Aaron RipkowskiGNB132264100
Charles SimsTAM2221714210
Mohamed SanuATL31233470
Malcolm BrownLAR721140140

Week Four NFL Fantasy Podcast

Host: Brian Martinez

Guest: Brett Talley of FantasyAlarm.com

This is the only season long fantasy podcast you need to listen to each week! Brett and I recap Week 3 Q&A style and play Buy or Sell. We’ll discuss players to start and sit. We’ll talk about ten players that might be on your waiver wire that you should know about. We’ll finish with lineup rankings for those tough lineup decisions you may have.

(2:05) Week Three Q&A:

  • Thoughts on the Eagles backfield now with Darren Sproles out for the year and LeGarrette Blount not producing very well?
  • Brett’s take on the Washington receivers going forward.
  • Should we avoid starting players against Jacksonville?
  • Are the Chargers this bad? Are the Dolphins this Bad? Are the Rams this Good?

(6:23) Buy or Sell

We play Buy or Sell with QB Jacoby Brissett, QB Jameis Winston, RB Christian McAffrey, RB Chris Thompson, and WR Sterling Shepard.

(10:33) Start/Sit
Brett gives us one player to start based on value and one player to sit based on matchup for each position QB/RB/WR/TE for Week 4.

(16:39) Waiver Wire Discussion:
Hear what Brett has to say about RB D’Onta Foreman, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Devin Funchess, WR Geronimo Allison, WR Travis Benjamin, WR Paul Richardson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE Marcedes Lewis, TE Vernon Davis, and TE Ryan Griffin.

(23:33) Lineup Rankings

Hear how Brett ranks each position for Week 4.

  • Quarterbacks: Cam Newton at NE, Philip Rivers vs PHI, Kirk Cousins at KC, Russell Wilson vs IND
  • Running backs: Joe Mixon at CLE, Javorius Allen vs PIT, DeMarco Murray at HOU, Duke Johnson vs CIN
  • Wide Receivers: Pierre Garcon at ARI, TY Hilton at SEA, Amari Cooper at DEN, Terrelle Pryor at KC
  • Tight Ends: Charles Clay at ATL, Jason Witten vs LAR, Martellus Bennett vs CHI, Kyle Rudolph vs DET

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