Fantasy Football Week 4 risers and fallers

Helping you reach the right decision as to what is causing these changes and help you take advantage of them
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There are many factors that can cause the movement behind fantasy football’s biggest risers and fallers.

Injuries and recent signings are both factors. Some weeks we have suspensions and some weeks we have players and management having public disagreements over health. Some of these big swings in perceived value are overreactions and some are valid. Our goal is to help you reach the right decision as to what is causing these changes and help you take advantage of them. These are the biggest movers in the last week.

As always this will not list defenses or kickers because well, they are defenses and kickers. This also does not reflect the obvious ones like a quarterback who gets hurt after four plays and will miss the rest of the season.


Joshua Palmer WR LAC

With Mike Williams out for the season, it appears that everyone is jumping on Palmer. This is fine for this week but long term it could be problematic. Quentin Johnston will now be the No. 3 receiver and will get a lot more touches than he has had so far, allowing the rookie to become more comfortable. It’s still possible that by the end of the season, he is ahead of Palmer on the depth chart.

De’Von Achane RB MIA

I guess when you run for over 200 yards and score four touchdowns you get everyone’s attention. He was the number one fantasy running back in week 3. Guess who was the number two fantasy running back? Raheem Mostert. Mostert was also targeted more and had twice the receiving yards. Achane is still the number two running back on the depth chart and will be as long as Mostert is still the number one running back. This year Mostert is even ahead of Christian McCaffrey by 13 fantasy points. However, this could turn out to be a true split backfield very soon.

Tank Dell WR HOU

What took everyone so long? When your first-round franchise QB tells the staff that just drafted him to draft someone named Tank, and they do, then you know he will feed him the ball and then feed him some more. 150 yards receiving shows what he can become in this offense. After three weeks the rookie has as many catches as Robert Woods and Nico Collins.

C.J. Stroud QB HOU

The last two weeks Stroud has the third-most yards and the fourth-most yards per attempt with zero interceptions. He is slowly climbing up the rankings and should only get better. If you have lost your quarterback and need a replacement you certainly could do much worse.

Adam Thielen WR CAR

After getting only 12 yards in game one and 54 yards in game two Thielen blew up and had 145 yards and a TD. Keep in mind this was with a different QB. It looks like Bryce Young has a chance to start this weekend. This is pretty much what I expected from Thielen this year. A lot of up and down weeks.


Joshua Kelley RB LAC

When you have been offered a chance to be the number one back in a high-scoring offense with Austin Ekeler out, you need to do better than 12 yards on 11 carries. There should be much better options on the waiver wire this week.

Josh Reynolds WR DET

Zero targets. He was rostered on 42 percent of the teams and that should be a lot less by the start of this week’s matchups.

Zach Ertz TE ARI

Ertz is currently ranked as TE20. In week three he was only targeted twice and had six yards. With the questions surrounding Kyler Murray, there is no need for him to be rostered on any team this year.

Kendre Miller RB NO

This was not the debut we expected from Miller. With 9 carries for 34 yards, it is understandable why some may want to just cut him loose already. This is a mistake. He was drafted this year as a handcuff and possibly someone who has a high enough upside to take over the lead role. One bad week shouldn’t change that. Jamaal Williams won’t be back until at least week seven so he still has time to redeem himself.

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Tony Jones, JR RB NO

Jones wasn’t much better than Miller with 8 carries for 31 yards. With Miller's upside, Jones is the one to cut.