Week 4 Fantasy Pick-ups – Hartline Goes Off

Is there really anybody else I could choose to feature in this weeks’ article?  I didn’t think so.  Hartline drew a whopping 19 targets in Sunday’s game against the Cardinals – which he turned into this ridiculous line – 12 receptions – 253 yards – 1 TD.  Those numbers definitely warrant an add in every league, no matter how deep.  However, if you’re like me, you’re wondering how someone can go for 253 yards and only score 1 touchdown.  Well, that’s simple, if you watched the game.  The Cardinals flat-out failed to cover Hartline on multiple occasions – one of which he turned into an 80 yard TD.  Take that away and he still averaged over 15 yards per reception on his other 11 receptions – talk about blown coverages!  I mean, it’s not like Hartline has breakaway speed.  He’s a quality possession receiver, who also happens to be the only deep threat the Dolphins have.  So yes, he’s worth the add because he’s the clear number 1, and he and Tannehill seem to be building a solid chemistry, but I’m not expecting anywhere near these numbers the rest of the season.

QB – Andy Dalton – CIN – Like I predicted, his yards per attempt came back to earth.  Still, he found a way to produce another quality fantasy week.

QB – Christian Ponder – MIN – Could be a nice bye week fill-in against a Titans team that can’t stop anyone.

QB – Sam Bradford – STL – Plays the Cardinals at home on Thursday night – the team that just gave up 431 yards and a touchdown to Ryan Tannehill, and 253 yards and a touchdown to Brian Hartline.

WR – Andre Roberts – ARI – Put up 118 yards and 2 TDs and didn’t even have the best numbers in his game.  Still, he’s got 4 touchdowns in 4 games – all of which have come from Kevin Kolb.  For Roberts’ sake, I hope Kolb keeps the job.

WR – James Jones – GB – Scored 2 TDs against the Saints on Sunday, and Jennings’ hamstring injury doesn’t seem to be healing quickly.

WR – Domenik Hixon – NYG – Last week it was Barden, now it’s Hixon, so who do you trust?  I say Hixon.  At least we’ve seen him be successful for consecutive weeks – something we already can’t say about Barden.  Nicks’ knee doesn’t seem to be healing quickly either, so Hixon could be in for a solid run the next few weeks.

WR – Leonard Hankerson – WAS – Drew a team high 11 targets on Sunday with Garcon in the lineup.  Might not score a lot of TDs, but there are yards to be had in the Shanahan offense.

OTHER WR NOTES – Not buying Donald Jones or Joe Morgan – big plays with few targets is hard to count on.

RB – Brandon Bolden – NE – No, don’t panic Ridley owner, but he’s worth the add just in case he continues to perform.  After all, Belichick is only second to Shanahan in playing with fantasy owners’ emotions week-to-week.

RB – Daryl Richardson – STL – Didn’t have a good game against Seattle on Sunday – but then again, who does?  Certainly not Steven Jackson, so I’m going to continue to write about Richardson until he finally gets his chance; I’m betting it’ll be this week against Arizona.

RB – Bilal Powell – NYJ – Shonn Greene is still awful.  Powell has to get his crack at 20 carries at some point.

OTHER RB NOTES – I’m still not buying Jackie Battle.  Yes, he scored 2 TDs with Mathews in the lineup, but he averaged less than 3 yards per carry.  Don’t get caught up in the TDs.

TE – Scott Chandler – BUF – He’s the Heath Miller of the Bills offense.  Does the dirty work all the way down the field, and then gets rewarded with red zone targets.

TE – Jared Cook – TEN – Cook’s best games last season came with Hasselbeck at QB, and that’s exactly who’ll be starting against the Vikings this week.

K – Greg Zuerlein – STL – Mentioned him way back in week 1 for those of you who get rewarded for long field goals.  Well, Greg-the-leg was back at it again on Sunday with makes from 48, 58, and 60!  Could get plenty more opportunities this week at home against the Cardinals.

DEF – St. Louis vs. Arizona – NYG vs. Cleveland – Minnesota vs. Tennessee – Cincinnati vs. Miami – Arizona vs. St. Louis – Green Bay vs. Indianapolis

Good luck to everyone this week!  If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us on Facebook or Twitter!

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