This is the Fantasy Football Nerd's look at the best and worst matchups for Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season. Analysis is aggregated from multiple sources including FFN. FFN rankings are based upon PPR (point per reception) scoring. Given the known conditions, these matchups are the ones to watch and/or avoid.
Please Note: This list does not generally include the elite players that you are going to start regardless of matchup. You don't need us to tell you to start Christian McCaffrey, Travis Kelce, or Michael Thomas. Instead, we take a look at other players on your team that we believe either have great matchups or should be avoided for multiple reasons. Factors like opposing defense, performance trending, and peer comparisons may influence our decisions.
jamisdiablo CommentedOct 2, 2020 7:06 am
Standard league, in the flex, do you like gaskin or Parker more? I feel like Miami will be behind at least in the second half... so Parker should get more work? Seattle worse against the pass than the run right? Thanks! Also I picked up MAC at TE but could still grab hhenry. I like MACs matchup better this week, thoughts? Thanks again!
jamisdiablo CommentedOct 2, 2020 7:08 am
BTW-My primary TE is JSmith, thanks Rona!
Nerd CommentedOct 2, 2020 10:00 am
I like Parker for the same reasons you articulated. Would prefer to have Hunter Henry at TE.
Mustard tiger CommentedOct 2, 2020 12:36 pm
Standard league. Looking to start hayden Hurst or Robert tonyan at te
Nerd CommentedOct 2, 2020 1:40 pm
I'd go against the rankings and play Tonyan.
FlupiesForEver CommentedOct 2, 2020 3:33 pm
PPR League. I have a banged up Miles Sanders versus SF or Darrell Henderson versus the Giants. Thinking about Hendo. Any advice?
Nerd CommentedOct 2, 2020 3:36 pm
Henderson may very well end up having the better day, but I'd still start Sanders.
hoop2311 CommentedOct 2, 2020 3:56 pm
PPR format. I need 2 of the 3. 16 team league. Thanks in advance .
Jeff Wilson Jr
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 10:26 am
If Wilson had more of a role there, I'd typically roll with the RB, but in this case, I'd go with Hilton/Brown. Good luck!
Mustard tiger CommentedOct 2, 2020 4:50 pm
Standard league. I know it may sound crazy but Tyler Boyd, David Montgomery or hunter renfrow in the flex position. I'm leaning towards Boyd but I do like that renfrow is pretty much the only wr left on vegas
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 10:28 am
I like Boyd a lot - the Bengals throw a ton - and Renfrow should have a bunch of targets, but I think the workload is there for Montgomery. He's probably the safest pick.
Meat Dragon CommentedOct 2, 2020 11:59 pm
Should I start Slayton or Tre’Quan Smith? I’m worried about Slayton against Jalen Ramsey and Smith has Detroit and no MT.
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 10:30 am
Slayton leads the team in all receiving categories, but Ramsey will likely smother him. I'd roll the dice on Smith this week. Good luck!
tramz18 CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:33 am
I have C.Carson but am scared to start even if he's active.I have Gauge that i could plug in for Carson as my Flex or i could pick up Inman(Washington) with their WR being banged up this week.Which would you do? Thanks.
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:43 am
Carson has the most upside and I'd still start him. Pete Carroll says that he looked good this week. I think Gage (concussion) is only fantasy relevant if Jones or Ridley miss time (both look like they will suit up)
BP91Racin CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:39 am
Who do I start Murray or Goff?
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:44 am
JosGuys CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:56 am
Zach Ertz or Robert Tonyan this week at TE???
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 11:57 am
I think you have to stick with Ertz - he's the only one healthy on that team.
JosGuys CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:00 pm
Marques Valdes-- or McLauren at WR since Lauren is questionable
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:50 pm
MVS may have a great game, but I'd struggle sitting McLaurin.
JosGuys CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:04 pm
Hayden Hurst or Ryan Izzo this week at TE
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:51 pm
Hurst - we may not even see a NE game this week (TBD).
Hinzie22 CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:13 pm
Hi, thanks for all the advice! I need to start one of these 4 wrs in .5ppr league. Marquise Brown, DJ Chark, C. Lamb, or J Jefferson?
Nerd CommentedOct 4, 2020 10:23 am
Probably roll with Chark. Good luck
vikes_2000 CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:41 pm
Should I start Stafford vs a banged up Saints secondary or Brees in the same game?
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 12:52 pm
OldGuysDroollol CommentedOct 3, 2020 3:24 pm
Lamar Jackson or Russell Wilson in PPR league?
Nerd CommentedOct 4, 2020 10:20 am
If you have both of these guys, my suggestion is to trade one of them away for another solid RB or WR. If you can't play both guys, trade one.
howardeagle25 CommentedOct 3, 2020 3:49 pm
TIA In PPR start two: Mclauren, Tate, Hilton, Ward
Nerd CommentedOct 4, 2020 10:21 am
McLaurin and Hilton (tough matchup but no Pittman or Campbell)
jamill CommentedOct 3, 2020 4:00 pm
Standard league. Need 1. David Montgomery, T. Gurley II, or Mike Davis? thanks!!
jamill CommentedOct 3, 2020 4:02 pm
Actually need 2 of the above. Double thanks!!
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 8:04 pm
Davis - good luck
jimbo82 CommentedOct 3, 2020 4:23 pm
Sounds crazy but Mahomes or Josh Allen?
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 8:03 pm
Mahomes - great problem to have there
JimmyD10 CommentedOct 3, 2020 4:31 pm
Stafford or Fitzmagic?
Nerd CommentedOct 3, 2020 8:03 pm
Both great options - I'd still go with Stafford. Of course, saying that means that Fitz will go off...
jamisdiablo CommentedOct 4, 2020 11:46 am
standard league, start 2 from: CCarson, MGaskin, DParker (was able to grab Fitzmagic for Mahomes and already starting SDiggs and Acooper at WR and JJacobs at the other RB slot) thanks