Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bears vs Giants
Two teams that have outperformed expectations so far meet head-to-head in Week 4 as the New York Giants host the Chicago Bears. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds list the Giants as 3-point home favorites in a game that is sure to have fantasy football implications.
If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 4 NFC showdown.
Khalil Herbert Fantasy
Start Khalil Herbert, RB, Chicago Bears: Starting running back David Montgomery was a non-participant in Thursday's practice and remains an unlikely candidate to suit up in Week 4. That gives Khalil Herbert an opportunity to replicate the success he found in Week 3. Herbert took over once Montgomery left against the Houston Texans, racking up 169 total yards and 2 touchdowns on 22 touches. The 24-year-old now faces a Giants' defense that has posted the fifth-worst rush defense DVOA rating and has given up the third-most yards on the ground in the NFL (379). Herbert has a chance to finish in the high-end RB2 range when all is said and done.
Graham Gano Fantasy
Start Graham Gano, K, New York Giants: Yes, it's not often that a kicker is listed as the top start recommendation. Graham Gano has been the Giants' best offensive producer outside of running back Saquon Barkley, though. New York's offense has shown a tendency to get past the midway point on the football field before running out of steam. That has allowed Gano to see a whopping 8 field goal attempts over the last two games. He has nailed seven of them (4 from beyond 50 yards) and is now tied with Ryan Succop as the No. 2 kicker in fantasy football. Pick up Gano before it is too late.
Darnell Mooney Fantasy
Sit Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears: The Bear's passing attack has been nonexistent through three games this season. In fact, Chicago is averaging a league-low 78.3 yards through the air per contest and have posted the lowest passing play percentage in the NFL (34.6%). It is keeping wide receiver Darnell Mooney from reaching his fantasy potential after being touted as a breakout pick prior to the season. Mooney has tallied just 27 yards on 4 receptions (11 targets) and is being used as a decoy on running plays more than anything else. It's worth mentioning that teammates Equanimeous St. Brown and Dante Pettis have outscored Mooney in fantasy football so far. He remains a drop candidate.
Daniel Jones Fantasy
Sit Daniel Jones, QB, New York Giants: Daniel jones is the perfect example of a player that can thrive in the NFL, but not thrive in fantasy football. While he has led the Giants to an unexpected 2-1 record, he only ranks as the No. 18 quarterback in fantasy football. That is because he has yet to throw for more than 200 yards in a game and has posted a 3:3 touchdown to turnover ratio. Chicago has posted the 10th-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL and is allowing the eighth-fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs. This is not the time to stream Jones in any capacity.
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