Week Four Fantasy Surprises

Last week was a solid one for my fantasy surprises as Colt McCoy performed pretty well and Ryan Mathews had a fantastic game. After three weeks, now is a good time to find candidates to “buy low” on in trades. An example of this would be Philip Rivers who has thrown six interceptions through three weeks. This is a red flag but if past history is any indication, he end up with great numbers at the end of the season.

QB: Rex Grossman vs Rams:

Grossman has another favorable matchup this week against a Rams defense that just allowed a huge passing day to Joe Flacco and the Ravens. The Rams have struggled against the pass so if you are in need of a quarterback this week, start Grossman with confidence. Expect around 230 yards and two touchdowns.

RB: James Starks vs Broncos:

With Ryan Grant out this week, there is no question about who will be getting the majority of the carries and Starks has an excellent opportunity. The Broncos defense has had troubles with the run this year so if the Packers get out a big lead, a very nice stat line could follow. Expect around 90 total yards and a touchdown.

WR: Denarius Moore vs Patriots:

Moore is another ridiculously fast Raiders receiver and even as a rookie through three games has shown the potential to the team’s number one receiver. Now he goes up against a Patriots defense that has really struggled against the pass up until this point. Add in the Patriots having to fly to the West Coast and Moore could have a big game. Expect around 70 yards and a touchdown.

TE: Greg Olsen vs Bears:  

The Bears really struggled against Jermichael Finley last week and now they face another big and athletic tight end in Olsen. Also factor in that Olsen will be extremely motivated this game as he will be playing against a Bears team that traded him this offseason. Expect around 60 yards and a touchdown.

K: Connor Barth vs Colts:

The Colts have allowed their fair share of points this season which means that kickers get plenty of opportunities. Now it’s Barth’s turn as he should get plenty of chances with his offense most likely having a short field. Expect around three field goals and two extra points.

DEF: Vikings vs Chiefs:

The Vikings defense only a few years ago was one of the elite units in all of fantasy football. They have a very favorable matchup this week though against a Chiefs team that has struggled to move the ball on the ground or through the air. Expect around five sacks, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

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