NFL Week 4 Picks and Fantasy Watches

2 Oct

Last week, we brought you point spreads for Week 3 and we have spreads for this week. I’m going to try something different in giving picks for each game and the player to watch for Fantasy Football purposes.

Bills vs Bengals: Bills are on a roll coming off the win over the Patriots while Andy Dalton choked in the 4th Quarter against the 49ers. Bills win in a fun game.

Fantasy Watch: Bills TE Scott Chandler – He’s have caught TDs in every game this season and this game doesn’t stop him. Bengals have given up big plays to tight ends this season to Vernon Davis and Benjamin Watson.

Panthers vs. Bears – All of us here on the website really like Cam Newton and the Panthers but they will struggle this game against the Bears defense. DeAngelo Williams hasn’t done anything this season so Cam might have to force a lot of throws. Bears win.

Fantasy Watch: Bears QB Jay Culter – Carolina’s defense has been hurt the worst by injuries and gave up a long pass play to the Jaguars in a monsoon. The Bears receivers are not special but Matt Forte is. Expect a lot of playaction pass.

Eagles vs 49ers: Michael Vick is going to play with a broken right hand, which is bad move because the 49ers defense is vastly improved. However, the Niners don’t have an offense to put up enough points to squeeze out a victory as Eagles win.

Fantasy Watch: Eagles Defense/Special Teams – This is for BAD reasons because they were burned by NY Giants WR Victor Cruz. Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo has benched rookie linebacker Casey Matthews for rookie linebacker Brian Rolle. This could get interesting.

Titans vs Browns – Titans are off to a good start but Chris Johnson has been awful and I believe in Colt McCoy and the comeback Browns. Browns win at home in a nail biter.

Fantasy Watch: Titans WR Nate Washington – With the absence of Kenny Britt for the rest of the season, Washington steps up in the role as number 1 receiver.

Redskins vs Rams – Redskins come off a close but ugly game against the Cowboys as the Rams come off a #BEATEMDOWN (word to Bomani Jones) by the Ravens.  Somebody has to look better and unfortunately it will not be the Rams. Redskins win big.

Fantasy Watch: Redskins Defense – Sam Bradford has looked rattled and looks like a sophmore slump is looming. Another blitz heavy defense plays against the Rams offense and the blitzes have created turnovers. Redskins will give at least 14 points.

Vikings vs. Chiefs – One team can score to save their life (the Chiefs) while the other team can’t hold a lead (The Vikings). It’s a toss up so I’m saying the Vikings get their first win.

Fantasy Watch: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson – The Chiefs defense looks really bad and it doesn’t get better against one of the best running backs.

Steelers vs. Texans – Steelers looked really shaky against the Colts last Sunday night while the Texans dominated the Saints until the 4th Quarter. The Texans win because they follow the Packers blueprint in spreading out the offense against the Steelers Defense.

Fantasy Watch: Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders – Texans are going to try to double team wideouts Mike Wallace and Hines Ward which leaves Sanders open for big plays.

Saints vs. Jaguars – Saints win. Biggest mismatch of the day.

Fantasy Watch: Saints WR Lance Moore – Look for Moore to get more balls thrown his way cause of the lack of effort from Devery Henderson.

Lions vs. Cowboys – This could be the best game of all of the early games. Everybody might be on the Lions bandwagon but I’m not. Miles Austin comes back this game and the Cowboys win in a close game.

Fantasy Watch: Cowboys WR Dez Bryant – When Dez is covered one on one, he’s one of the best wideouts in the NFL and he’s going to get single coverage because of a fresh Miles Austin.

Giants vs. Cardinals – Giants looked good against the Eagles thanks to Victor Cruz and it will continue against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Watch: Cardinals Defense – If you have this defense, drop them immediately. They let Tarvais Jackson get points on them last week.

Falcons vs. Seahawks – Falcons should win but they should’ve won against the Bears and the Bucs. Seattle pulls off the upset.

Fantasy Watch: Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez – The old man ain’t done yet and the Seahawks are trying to trade Aaron Curry away so Gonzalez might just go off if Matty Ice gets him the ball.

Dolphins vs. Chargers – Chargers should win this but they’ve been struggling especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Fantasy Watch: Chargers WR Vincent Jackson – Jackson has been solid this season and you have to start him if he is one your team. Malcolm Floyd is another story.

Broncos vs. Packers – Denver ain’t gonna even put a dent in the runaway train that is called the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers leads the best team in the NFL with a defense that is still trying to get adjusted with guys returning from injury.

Fantasy Watch: Anybody on the Packers offense outside of John Kuhn – Rodgers and company might put up some nice fantasy damage to anybody facing them this weekend.

Patriots vs. Raiders – This might be a really fun game to watch and possibly will come down to the 4th Quarter. I will say Patriots by 10.

Fantasy Watch: Patriots WR Deion Branch – Wes Walker went H.A.M. against the Bills so everybody is going to watch him. But don’t forget about Branch too.

Jets vs. Ravens – Jets continue their slide as the Ravens play balanced football on both sides.

Fantasy Watch: Jets Defense – This will be the true test after they got destroyed by Darren McFadden and the Raiders. If they can hold up against the Ravens, they will be good for the rest of the season.

Colts vs. Buccaneers – The Young Bucs get to play on MNF at Tampa Bay since the Warren Sapp era. They make QB Killa happy enough to do this dance again with a win.

Fantasy Watch: Bucs RB LeGarrett Blount – He might just have a BIG breakout game on MNF against that banged up Colts defense.

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One Response to “NFL Week 4 Picks and Fantasy Watches”

  1. fantasyfurnace October 2, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    We agree with most of your picks. (some for different reasons).

    Nice Post! Good luck to you…

    http://fantasyfurnace.wordpress.com

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