Three Fantasy Football Questions for Week 4

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back C.J. Anderson
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back C.J. Anderson /
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Don’t let another disappointing Thursday Night game, for Fantasy Football, fool you, there are some great games to look forward to this week. With those games will come answers to some questions that fantasy football die-hards should be keeping an eye on. Here are some questions that I will be focusing on in Week 4.

Fantasy Football Impact: Will the Denver Broncos get back to running the football?

The Broncos started the season 2-0 in large part by playing to the strengths of their offense.

After two weeks of action, Trevor Siemian was tied for the league lead in passing Tds while only averaging 30 pass attempts per game. C.J. Anderson also led the league in rushing attempts over that span.

Efficient red zone production, coupled with a heavy dose of C.J. Anderson was the key to the Broncos success in Weeks one and two. C.J. Anderson only got eight carries in Week 3 after averaging 22 carries and 99 rushing yards in the first two weeks.

Although Trevor Siemian has been impressive thus far, he is not the type of quarterback you want throwing the ball 40+ times a game like he did in Week 3 against the Bills. Look for Denver to get back to their “Bread and Butter” this weekend against the Raiders at home and put smiles back on the faces of C.J. Anderson owners everywhere.

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Fantasy Football Impact: Who are the Miami Dolphins?

Jay Cutler taking over as the starting quarterback sparked some optimism in the fantasy football community. A deep stable of offensive weapons and a quarterback known for pushing the ball downfield seemed to be a good fit.

How would I sum up the first two games for the new-look Dolphins offense? Confusing. Miami’s key fantasy players turned out a solid performance in their season opener against the L.A. Chargers.

This trend did not continue in Week 3 against one of the leagues worst teams. Not only did the Jets hold the Dolphins to 225 total yards, but they kept them from scoring a single point until the final seconds of the game.

Week 4 will provide the Dolphins with an opportunity to make a statement going up against a Saints defense that is allowing the second most offensive yards (437) per game after 3 weeks. Feel good about starting your Dolphins this week and hope last week was a fluke.

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Fantasy Football Impact: Is it time to bench Cam Newton?

After three weeks, the answer to this question is an emphatic YES. Adding offensive weapons through the draft led to the theory that Cam Newton could get back to his 2015 MVP form.

The cause for his struggles may be up for debate but MVP Cam Newton looks long gone. Cam has twice as many interceptions as passing Tds and is averaging less than 190 passing yards per game which ranks 29th among all quarterbacks.

Cam’s true fantasy value has always come from rushing ability. With his health a question mark that might be out of the question this year.

So why would we expect anything different this week against the big-bad Patriots? Maybe because this Patriots defense is giving up more yards per game to opposing offenses than any other team in the NFL.

While the Pats still have plenty of time to fix their defense, Cam Newton and the Panthers have to be excited to face a team that is giving up an average of 461 yards per game.

Newton has finished out the top-20 among Qbs in fantasy points in two of the first three weeks. If Cam can’t show something this weekend it’s time for Newton owners to push the panic button with both hands.


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Best of luck as always in Week 4 and stay tuned to Fantasy CPR for continued coverage!