4 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 4

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football sleepers for Week 4, including Travis Homer.
Fantasy football sleepers for Week 4, including Travis Homer. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

With poor performances, injuries and even postponed games bringing some chaos in Week 4, setting your fantasy football starting lineup isn't going to be easy.

If you're in a pinch and looking for some under-the-radar players that can bring big value to your lineup, these four sleepers fit the bill.

Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers

1. Scotty Miller, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With Chris Godwin on the shelf, look for Scotty Miller to play a bigger role in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense. Godwin has racked up 13 targets across his two games, playing over 80 percent of the available snaps in each outing. Miller saw his snap share jump to 69 percent with Godwin sidelined in Week 2, and Tom Brady's slot receiver could be very busy in Week 4.

2. Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks

Carlos Hyde is set to step up as the Seattle Seahawks' lead back with Chris Carson injured, but Travis Homer should get plenty of work as well. Hyde has seen just 3 targets on the year, and Homer was actually the first RB to see the field after Carson's injury since the Seahawks were going pass-heavy while trailing the in the fourth quarter. Seattle has really ramped up their passing volume this year, and that means Homer could see plenty of involvement in what has been one of the league's best offenses in the early going. He's especially valuable in PPR leagues.

3. Greg Ward, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

In case you though the Philadelphia Eagles' injury luck couldn't get any worse, DeSean Jackson hasn't been practicing due to a hamstring injury this week. So the Eagles head into this game missing Jalen Reagor and Dallas Goedert, while Jackson and Alshon Jeffery could both either sit or be playing hurt. Enter Greg Ward, who saw 11 targets (turning them into 8 receptions, 72 yards and 1 TD) in Week 3. It's hard to get too excited about the Philly offense against the San Francisco 49ers, but these injuries could make Ward the de facto WR1 (he played 84 percent of the team's snaps in Week 3), and a WR who is this likely to see double-digit targets will almost always be a viable fantasy option.

4. Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy managers who expect big things from Nyheim Hines when Marlon Mack got injured must be incredibly disappointed — he had 7 carries and 6 targets over his last two games. Those were both blowout wins for the Indianapolis Colts, however, which is never going to be the kind of game in which Hines thrives. Almost entirely a receiving back, Hines averaged 4.1 targets and 25.4 snaps per game in losses compared to 3.0 targets and 15.7 snaps per game in wins in 2019. This year it was 8 targets and 39 snaps in a Week 1 loss compared to a combined 6 targets and 29 snaps in Weeks 2 and 3. The Colts are modest 2.5-point favorites against the Chicago Bears in Week 4, meaning Hines should be much more heavily involved than he has been recently.

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