Fantasy Football Advice: First Look at NFL Week 4
Don’t look now, but we are three weeks into of this season and ready for the all-important week 4 of the 2019 schedule with our fantasy football advice. After this week’s slate of games, most teams will have completed 25% of their schedule and we should have a more clear picture of which teams are legit contenders and which of those are going to tanking (I mean, “rebuilding”) for next season.
The Bills, Patriots, Chiefs, Packers, Cowboys, Rams, and 49ers are all still undefeated at 3-0. The Bills and Patriots play each other so one of those teams will be handed their first loss of the season. Meanwhile, the Steelers, Bengals, Cardinals, Redskins, Dolphins, Jets, and Broncos are all still searching for the first win (the Cardinals have a tie…close, but no cigar, Kyler). The Bengals and Steelers play each other on Monday night so one of those teams will garner their first win.
This article is going to be a Fantasy football advice “first look” at the coming week every Tuesday in which I attempt to give you a starting point for your research by providing some relevant statistics, pricing discrepancies across sites, and my own thoughts and insight on some of the players with the primary focus being on DFS.
If you’re anything like me, you can’t help but pull up next week’s slate as early as Sunday night once the main slate has concluded. Whether you are really amped up after a big week of winning or trying to turn the page quickly after a rough day, it makes sense to dive into the next slate as early as possible and try to get a sense of where you might be going the following week.
We now have three weeks of data to draw from and we are finally starting to see how things are going to shake out with how teams will divide up touches amongst running backs, targets to wide receivers, etc… However, the season is still young and there are a lot of situations that are still evolving with teams around the league. In other words, we may not know as much as we think we know (wow that sounds confusing when you say it out loud).
My goal here is to give you some information to chew on for the next few days until the vast majority of NFL DFS content drops later in the week. I would highly encourage anyone who wants to improve their lineups and roster construction to do as much independent research as you can before you start reading articles filled with player picks to see if your research lines up with the experts. And just a reminder, don’t forget to read my GPP pivots column every Friday!