Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Broncos vs Raiders

Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Broncos vs Raiders


Week 4 of the NFL season includes an AFC West showdown as the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders meet for the first time this season. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds show the Raiders as 2.5-point favorites in this divisional matchup.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's our start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 4 showdown between the Broncos and Raiders.

Javonte Williams Fantasy

Start Javonte Williams, RB, Denver Broncos: Javonte Williams has proven that his rookie campaign was no fluke. Sharing carries with Melvin Gordon has prevented him from blowing up, but Williams still averages 12.8 PPR points, entering the week as the RB17. Fortunately, the sophomore running back has already seen 40 more snaps and 19 more touches than his counterpart. Now, Williams has a great matchup against a Raiders defense that gives up the third-most fantasy points to RBs. With the Broncos also averaging the 10th-most carries in the league, there should be plenty of volume for Williams to have an RB2 performance, regardless of what Gordon does.

Darren Waller Fantasy

Start Darren Waller, TE, Las Vegas Raiders: Another year, another season of Darren Waller being one of the best tight ends in fantasy. Even though he only recorded 5.2 PPR points last week, the 30-year-old is still the TE5 after three weeks. The Broncos might have a solid defense, but the unit surrenders 12.5 points per game to tight ends — eighth-most in the league. Throw in the fact that Waller has hit the 100-yard mark in two of his last three games against Denver and you'd be hard-pressed to find many better options this week.

KJ Hamler Fantasy

Sit KJ Hamler, WR, Denver Broncos: When Tim Patrick tore his ACL this offseason, many thought that KJ Hamler could do a solid job as Denver's No. 3 wide receiver. Instead, the oft-injured wideout has accomplished absolutely nothing this season. He's only been targeted once in the two games he's played compared to 10 targets over three games last season. Sure, he might not get the most playing time, but one target over 59 offensive snaps shows that he's an afterthought in the offense. Until Russell Wilson starts spreading the ball out, Hamler shouldn't even be picked up in deeper leagues.

Josh Jacobs Fantasy

Sit Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders: Fantasy managers have been frustrated by Josh Jacobs' production in the early season. The Raiders' lead back currently ranks as the RB29 and is in for an extremely tough matchup against Denver's defensive line. The Broncos hold their opponents to only 81.3 rushing yards per game (eighth-best) and give the third-fewest fantasy points to RBs. It looks like Jacobs' only chance at a solid showing would be to score a touchdown — something he's yet to do this year. Given that the Broncos also have allowed any RBs into the end zone, fade Jacobs if you have a decent backup plan.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.