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Michael F. Florio’s Week 4 fantasy football matchups

With the fourth Sunday of the 2020 season rapidly approaching, Michael Florio breaks down matchups to help you set your fantasy lineups!Â

Best Week 4 QB Matchups

Aaron Rodgers vs Falcons: Shout out to Adam Rank cause the Aaron Rodgers revenge tour has been great for fantasy football. That should continue this week against a Falcons defense that is currently allowing 33.47 fantasy PPG this season, the most in the NFL. The Falcons are giving up 362.7 passing yards per game and have allowed a league-high nine passing touchdowns. The best part? He plays on Monday so even if you’re down 30 fantasy points heading into that game, you have a shot!

Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Seahawks: The Seahawks have been fantasy goodness for whoever they have played this season. Every QB that has faced the Seahawks this season has scored at least 23 fantasy points, with Cam Newton scoring nearly 35 against them. In fact, Seattle is the only team to allow a Top 10 QB in every game this season. On the year QBs have averaged 28.65 fantasy PPG to QBs, including 439.7 passing yards per game. There is a lot of opportunity for Fitzpatrick in this one, especially since the Dolphins will need to put up points to keep up with Russell Wilson. Fitzpatrick is a sneaky borderline QB1 this week.

Other Favorable QB Matchups: Baker Mayfield vs DAL, Russell Wilson vs MIA, Joe Burrow vs JAX

Best Week 4 RB Matchups

Devin Singletary / Zack Moss vs Raiders: The Raiders have allowed the most fantasy PPG to RBs this season (44.5). In fact, they’ve allowed at least 28 fantasy points to a RB in every single game this season. Perhaps the Bills backs will take too much away from one another to go for 28, but both could have a very nice day. Singletary has served as the Bills top back, meaning that he can rack up a lot of yards – the Raiders have allowed 218 per game to backs. They’ve also allowed seven touchdowns to backs this year, which bodes well for Moss, who leads the Bills backs with three carries and one target inside the five-yard line. Singletary is an RB2 and Moss is a flex option, but the upside is immense.

Kenyan Drake vs Panthers: Look, I get it, Drake has been frustrating for fantasy this season. But a big part of that is that Kyler Murray is stealing the rushing TDs. Drake has still seen at least 18 touches in every game this season, it just hasn’t translated to a bunch of fantasy points. That changes this week against the Panthers who have allowed the second-most fantasy PPG to RBs (42.83). That includes seven touchdowns, tied for the most allowed to the position, and 188 yards per game. He should be in everyone’s fantasy lineup this week. If Drake lets you down here, you really need to worry.

Other Favorable RB Matchups: Todd Gurley vs GB, James Robinson vs CIN, Dalvin Cook vs HOU

Best Week 4 WR Matchups

Dolphins WRs vs Seahawks: I’m guessing you may have seen this one coming. Seattle is by far the best matchup for WRs right now. So far this season the Seahawks have allowed 73.2 fantasy PPG to wide outs – no other team is even allowing 50 per game to the position. They’ve allowed 379 receiving yards per game to WRs, while no other team is even allowing 250 per game. They’ve allowed six receivers to top 100 yards against them, the most in NFL history through Week 3. DeVante Parker is a must start option to me, while Preston Williams and Isaiah Ford are sleepers with lots of upside.

Browns WRs vs Cowboys: The Cowboys have allowed the second-most fantasy PPG to WRs this season (48.37). That includes 202 yards per game and a league-high seven receiving TDs allowed to the position through three weeks. Plus, the Browns may have to score points to keep up with the Cowboys, which means we can see Baker Mayfield throw more than the 23 times he’s done in each of the last two games. Odell Beckham Jr. should be in your lineup and Jarvis Landry is in play in deeper leagues.

Other Favorable WR Matchups: Packers WRs vs ATL, Texans WRs vs MIN, Cowboys WRs vs CLE

Best Week 4 TE Matchups

T.J. Hockenson vs Saints: The Saints have allowed the most fantasy PPG to TEs this season (27.33). They’ve also allowed a league-high 96.7 receiving yards per game and four TDs to the position. Meanwhile, Hockenson has scored at least nine fantasy points in every game, which is a safe floor. But the ceiling is so much higher in this matchup, especially if the Lions are chasing points late and must throw more. Hockenson is a Top-10 TE heading into Week 4.

Dalton Schultz vs Browns: Schultz is averaging eight targets per game the last two weeks and has scored 21.8 and 8.8 fantasy points since filling in for Blake Jarwin. So far, he looks like he has a really safe floor and a nice ceiling. We could see that upside this week as the Browns have allowed 19.3 fantasy PPG to TEs, the third-most in the NFL. Schultz is looking

Fastest Rising Players:

1. James Robinson: Robinson went from unheard of to borderline RB1 in three weeks. He has another strong matchup in Week 4 and is close to cementing himself as a player you start every single week.

2. Joe Burrow: Burrow is currently the QB10 and averaging a league high 47 pass attempts per game. He has another strong matchup in Week 4 and is getting close to becoming a QB you can start every week.

3. Justin Jefferson : The Vikings have been searching for a number two option next to Adam Thielen and the first-round pick Jefferson filled that role and then some breaking out in a major way in Week 3. He has the talent to be a consistent fantasy contributor and the opportunity is there.

4. Tee Higgins: Higgins snaps and targets have increased each week and he led Bengals WRs in snaps in Week 3, playing 79 percent. He found the end zone twice and the Bengals likely want their young QB and WR combo to develop together. You’re on notice,A.J. Green .

5. Jimmy Graham: Jimmy Graham would be the boomer amongst this group of rookies, but…

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