Fantasy Football Week 4 Automated Insights Recap


12 team half ppr Yahoo league - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/R/T, 1 K, 1 DST

It's tough to start a Thursday Night Football QB, especially when your other QB is Philip Rivers going against a banged up San Francisco 49ers defense. However, when that QB is Jared Goff, you might want to reconsider!

Goff and the Los Angeles Rams exploded for 465 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. Goff completed 26 of his 33 pass attempts against the Minnesota Vikings. He was started by just 38% of Yahoo fantasy football owners.

Mitch Trubisky is a free agent in all four of my Yahoo leagues. He torched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense for 354 passing yards, six touchdowns and even 53 rushing yards! He did all of that on just 19 completions - 26 pass attempts as the Chicago Bears cruised to a 48-10 win.

Andrew Luck just had a career game, and barely any fantasy owners witnessed that, with just 33% start on Yahoo. Luck set a career high in passing yards with 464 thanks to a career high 62 pass attempts! His 40 completions (4 touchdowns) saw him complete 64% of his passes in Week 4.

Derek Carr is now averaging 343 passing yards per game but his four touchdowns on Sunday tripled his season total and he has more interceptions (7) than TDs (6).

Marcus Mariota completed 30 of 43 pass attempts for 344 yards and his first two passing touchdowns of the season. He did this in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The offense finally got going, and it was Corey Davis (27% start) who finally had a breakout game. He converted 15 targets into 9 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown.

The Tennessee Titans are now 3-1 and have defeated the Jaguars and Eagles in back to back weeks. They get the Buffalo Bills in Week 5.

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Fantasy Football Week 4 Automated Insights Recap
  • Matthew Stafford had a 45-yard touchdown pass (Golden Tate) and a 38-yard touchdown pass (Tate)
  • Carson Wentz had a 56-yard touchdown pass
  • Tom Brady had a 55-yard touchdown pass
  • Matt Ryan had a 30-yard touchdown pass and a 49-yard pass
  • James White scored 27.2 points (44 Rush Yds, 1 Rush TD, 68 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) against the Dolphins in Week 4 to more-than-double his 11.84-point projection
  • Nyheim Hines scored 23.8 points (10 Rush Yds, 63 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) against the Texans in Week 4 to more-than-triple his 7.41-point projection
  • Ezekiel Elliott had a 38-yard touchdown catch and a 41-yard run
  • Alvin Kamara had a 49-yard touchdown run
  • Austin Ekeler hauled in a 22-yard touchdown catch
  • Todd Gurley II had a 56-yard catch
  • Marshawn Lynch had a 52-yard run
  • Kareem Hunt had a 45-yard run
  • Ty Montgomery had a 43-yard catch
  • Corey Davis scored 26.6 points (9 Rec, 161 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) against the Eagles in Week 4 to more-than-double his 9.91-point projection
  • John Brown had a 33-yard touchdown catch and a 71-yard catch
  • T.Y. Hilton had a 42-yard catch and a 40-yard catch
  • Cooper Kupp (9 Rec, 162 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) scored 32.7 points against the Vikings in Week 4. His scoring output more-than-tripled his 10.31-point projection and was much higher than his 18.03-point season scoring average
  • Julio Jones had a 49-yard catch 
  • Brandin Cooks had a 47-yard touchdown catch
  • Adam Thielen had a 45-yard touchdown catch
  • Robert Woods had a 31-yard touchdown catch 
  • Calvin Ridley had a 30-yard touchdown catch
  • Antonio Brown had a 26-yard touchdown catch
  • Jared Cook scored 27 points (8 Rec, 110 Rec Yds, 2 Rec TDs) against the Browns in Week 4 to more-than-triple his 7.44-point projection
  • George Kittle scored 21.5 points in a 29-27 loss to the Chargers to more-than-double his 7.85-point projection. He caught 6 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown to beat his projection by the second-highest percentage of any TE in the league this season
  • Trey Burton had a 39-yard touchdown catch and a 47-yard catch

Fantasy Football Week 4 Recap

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