Fantasy Football

2019 Fantasy Football: Week 4 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | September 25th, 2019 

The third week of the season featured a phenomenal debut by a rookie quarterback, a couple of week-winning performances from wide receivers, and a significant injury to a superstar running back. Bye weeks take effect for the first time this season, with the Jets and 49ers getting the week off. On to week four we go!

Quarterbacks

RankNameOpponent
   
1Patrick Mahomesat Lions
2Russell Wilsonat Cardinals
3Lamar Jacksonvs Browns
4Deshaun Watsonvs Panthers
5Dak Prescottat Saints
6Daniel Jonesvs Redskins
7Aaron Rodgersvs Eagles
8Kyler Murrayvs Seahawks
9Jared Goffvs Buccaneers
10Philip Riversat Dolphins
11Matt Ryanvs Titans
12Carson Wentzat Packers
13Josh Allenvs Patriots
14Tom Bradyat Bills
15Jacoby Brissettvs Raiders
16Matthew Staffordvs Chiefs
17Baker Mayfieldat Ravens
18Jameis Winstonat Rams
19Kyle Allenat Texans
20Derek Carrat Colts
21Andy Daltonat Steelers
22Mitchell Trubiskyat Vikings
23Gardner Minshewvs Broncos
24Mason Rudolphvs Bengals 

Mahomes retains his spot as the QB1 because he’s on another planet compared to every other quarterback in the NFL. This guy is making every fantasy owner who waited on quarterback reconsider their decision – he’s simply elite. Murray is the dark horse for QB1 in a game against a Seahawks’ defense that has been mediocre against the pass. This feels like Kyler’s breakout game against a similarly undersized and talented quarterback in Wilson.

Running Backs

RankNameOpponent
   
1Christian McCaffreyat Texans
2Ezekiel Elliottat Saints
3Austin Ekelerat Dolphins
4Alvin Kamaravs Cowboys
5Dalvin Cookat Bears
6Mark Ingramvs Browns
7Derrick Henryat Falcons
8Kerryon Johnsonvs Chiefs
9James Connervs Bengals
10Joe Mixonat Steelers
11Chris Carsonat Cardinals
12Nick Chubbat Ravens
13David Johnsonvs Seahawks
14Todd Gurleyvs Buccaneers
15Marlon Mackvs Raiders
16Devonta Freemanvs Titans
17Miles Sandersat Packers
18David Montgomeryat Vikings
19Leonard Fournetteat Broncos
20Josh Jacobsat Colts
21Phillip Lindsayvs Jaguars
22Aaron Jonesvs Eagles
23LeSean McCoyat Lions
24James Whiteat Bills
25Carlos Hydevs Panthers
26Sony Michelat Bills
27Royce Freemanvs Jaguars
28Chris Thompsonat Giants
29Wayne Gallmanvs Redskins
30Justin Jacksonat Dolphins
31Adrian Petersonat Giants
32Frank Gorevs Patriots
33Devin Singletaryvs Patriots
34Rashaad Pennyat Cardinals
35Ronald Jones IIat Rams
36Duke Johnsonvs Panthers

McCaffrey will continue to see an increased workload with Cam Newton sidelined with an injury. In his stead, Allen looked impressive against the Cardinals, so it’s possible that this offense is better with him under center than an injured Cam. Fire up CMC as the RB1. The dark horse for RB1 is Kerryon, who faces a Chiefs’ defense that has allowed an average of 137.7 yards on the ground. This game has shootout potential, so there’s upside for Johnson.

Wide Receivers

RankNameOpponent
   
1Keenan Allenat Dolphins
2Davante Adamsvs Eagles
3Amari Cooperat Saints
4Odell Beckham Jr.at Ravens
5Julio Jonesvs Titans
6DeAndre Hopkinsvs Panthers
7Tyler Lockettat Cardinals
8JuJu Smith-Schustervs Bengals
9Michael Thomasvs Cowboys
10Cooper Kuppvs Buccaneers
11Sammy Watkinsat Lions
12Chris Godwinat Rams
13Mike Evansat Rams
14Brandin Cooksvs Buccaneers
15Larry Fitzgeraldvs Seahawks
16Kenny Golladayvs Chiefs
17Terry McLaurinat Giants
18Sterling Shepardvs Redskins
19Robert Woodsvs Buccaneers
20Tyler Boydat Steelers
21Christian Kirkvs Seahawks
22T.Y. Hiltonvs Raiders
23Adam Thielenat Bears
24Marquise Brownvs Browns
25D.J. Mooreat Texans
26Allen Robinsonvs Vikings
27Julian Edelmanat Bills
28Calvin Ridleyvs Titans
29Mike Williamsat Dolphins
30Josh Gordonat Bills
31Stefon Diggsat Bears
32Curtis Samuelat Texans
33Demarcus Robinsonat Lions
34D.K. Metcalfat Cardinals
35Mecole Hardmanat Lions
36Tyrell Williamsat Colts
37Will Fuller Vvs Panthers
38Marquez Valdes-Scantlingvs Eagles
39John Brownvs Patriots
40DJ Charkat Broncos
41Alshon Jefferyat Packers
42Phillip Dorsettat Bills
43John Rossvs Steelers
44Jarvis Landryat Ravens
45Emmanuel Sandersvs Jaguars
46James Washingtonvs Bengals
47Marvin Jonesvs Chiefs
48Corey Davisat Falcons

Allen is seeing a ton of volume this season, with 29 receptions on 42 targets, producing 404 yards and 3 touchdowns. He’s the WR1 against a pitiful Dolphins defense. The dark horse for WR1 is Smith-Schuster, who should be able to get loose deep against a Bengals’ defense that is allowing 9.1 yards per attempt. This looks like a get-right game for the Steelers’ offense.

Tight Ends

RankNameOpponent
   
1Travis Kelceat Lions
2Evan Engramvs Redskins
3Zach Ertzat Packers
4Mark Andrewsvs Browns
5Darren Wallerat Colts
6Greg Olsenat Texans
7Delanie Walkerat Falcons
8O.J. Howardat Rams
9Will Disslyat Cardinals
10T.J. Hockensonvs Chiefs
11Vance McDonaldvs Bengals
12Austin Hoopervs Titans
13Eric Ebronvs Raiders
14Jimmy Grahamvs Eagles
15Jared Cookvs Cowboys
16Vernon Davisat Giants
17Jason Wittenat Saints
18Jack Doylevs Raiders
19Tyler Eifertvs Steelers
20Trey Burtonvs Vikings
21Kyle Rudolphat Bears
22Gerald Everettvs Buccaneers
23Noah Fantvs Jaguars
24Dawson Knoxvs Patriots

Kelce retains his spot as the TE1, a place he will likely remain all season with the way Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense continues to dominate opposing defenses. The dark horse for TE1 is Dissly, who faces a Cardinals’ defense that has allowed big games to Hockenson, Andrews, and Olsen to start the 2019 season.

D/STs

RankTeamOpponent
   
1Los Angeles Chargersat Dolphins
2Los Angeles Ramsvs Buccaneers
3Chicago Bearsvs Vikings
4New England Patriotsat Bills
5Pittsburgh Steelersvs Bengals
6Indianapolis Coltsvs Raiders
7Denver Broncosvs Jaguars
8Minnesota Vikingsat Bears
9Jacksonville Jaguarsat Broncos
10Baltimore Ravensvs Browns
11Seattle Seahawksat Cardinals
12Dallas Cowboysat Saints

The Chargers are the best option at D/ST against the Dolphins, who are the gift that keeps on giving fantasy points to opposing defenses. The dark horse for D/ST1 is the Ravens, who should be able to put pressure on Mayfield because the Browns’ offensive line has been atrocious this season.

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