Stock Watch: Week 4

by Jaunty Coving

Welcome to the weekly summary of the top fantasy players in Week 4 of the Dynabowl:

Rank Player Week 4 Pts Total Pts Trending Comments
1 Andrew Luck (IND, QB) 29.62 107.50 No Change Luck shows no signs of slowing down with another monster week 4 performance.  393 yards and 4 touchdowns made him the first player to top 100 total points this season
2 Matt Ryan (ATL, QB) 20.12 85.22 Up 1 While the Falcons were disappointing in their defeat to the Vikings, Ryan maintained his fantasy relevance with 298 yards and 3 TD passes. Two interceptions marred another strong performance
3 DeMarco Murray (DAL, RB) 27.50 84.20 Up 7 155 all-purpose yards and 2 rushing TDs helped the Cowboys steamroller the Saints in the Sunday night game
4 Philip Rivers (SDC, QB) 27.08 83.8 Up 5 Rivers continues his efficient start to the season.  He was nearly flawless putting up 377 passing yards and throwing for 3 TDs as the Chargers beat a poor Jaguars side
5 Antonio Brown (PIT, WR) 25.78 78.18 Up 7 Brown became the top Receiver in the league with 131 yards and 2TDs as the Steelers snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.  17 passing yards of a trick play would be a particular highlight for Brown owners
6 Aaron Rodgers (GBP, QB) 28.88 77.56 Up 13 Rodgers’ performances have been as stuttery as the Packers 2-2 start.  Against the Bears he had a good day with 400+ passing yards and 4 TD throws.
7 Jay Cutler, (CHI, QB) 17.14 77.04 Down 1 Cutler continues to put up consistent fantasy scores.  But as the Bears failed to match Packers in their Sunday shootout, Culter’s weakness for throwing interceptions reared its ugly head again. He now has 4 on the season.
8 Matthew Stafford (DET, QB) 26.52 75.64 Up 9 After two quiet games, Stafford got back on track with nearly 300 passing yards and a couple of passing TDs, all without a very limited Calvin Johnson.  A rushing TD helped boost Stafford’s week 4 score
9 Kyle Fuller (CHI, CB) * 1.25 74.00 Down 7 After 2 monster weeks, Fuller came crashing back to earth recording only 2 tackles and an assist as the Bears defence was picked apart by Aaron Rodgers.
10 Eli Manning (NYG, QB) 32.10 71.46 Up 36 Player of the Week

*Denotes rookie

Noteable players who had were on Bye Weeks:

Peyton Manning (DEN, QB) – Previously ranked 4, now ranked 15

Marshawn Lynch (SEA, RB) – Previously ranked 5, now ranked 21

Russell Wilson (SEA, QB) – Previously ranked 8, now ranked 29


Player of the Week:

Eli Manning (NYG, QB) – 32.10 Pts

Stat line: 1 Rushing TD; 4 Passing TDs; 300 yards passing; 1 yard rushing; 1 interception

After a shakey start with new offensive co-ordinator Ben McAdoo, Eli Manning finally seems to be clicking in the Giants new West Coast offense.  Through pre-season and the opening game, Manning looked lost in the new system and completely out of synch with his receivers.  However, a steadily improving pass completion percentage reflects that the new system is starting to settle in.  Thursday night’s performance against the Redskins certainly showed that to the whole league.

Manning finished the away trip with not only 300 yards and 4 touchdowns, but he completed an impressive 28 of 39 pass attempts (71.8%).  He showed a full range of throws by mixing up short screens with precision passes down the sidelines that allowed only Giants receivers to make the catches.  He has gradually built up a strong rapport with TE Larry Donnell, who had only made 3 receptions since joining the Giants as an Undrafted Free Agent in 2012.  Manning was able to exploit Donnell’s size for three touchdowns including one that exposed Washington’s poor “Redzone” cover-2 defensive scheme.

While Manning was aided by Washington propensity to turn the ball over in good field position, he led an efficient Giants offense to punish those mistakes. The “icing on the cake” for his week 4 performance, was Manning’s 1 yard rushing TD.  With good coverage, Manning spotted room to pick up the score much to the delight of those fantasy owners who started him.


Top 10 Free Agents through 4 weeks

Rank Player Week 4 Pts Total Pts Trending
28 EJ Manuel (BUF, QB) 13.30 58.72 No change
32 Ryan Fitzpartick (HOU, QB) 12.12 57.88 Down 6
36 Geno Smith (NYJ, QB) 8.76 53.68 Down 6
62 Perrish Cox (SFO, CB) 22.50 47.00 Up 115
90 Brian Hoyer (CLE, QB) Bye 40.56 Down 48
95 Kendrick Lewis (HOU, S) 4.50 39.25 Down 19
97 Mike Adams (IND, S) 27.40 38.40 Up 387
100 George Iloka (CIN, S) Bye 37.95 Down 51
110 Travis Carrie (OAK, CB) * 18.15 36.70 Up 187
112 Kareem Jackson (HOU, S) 4.50 36.50 Down 14


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