Fantasy Football No-Shows to Start in Week 4

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Fantasy football scoring is highly variable on a week-by-week basis. Even the top producers rarely come up big every single week, and it's important not to overreact to a bad game or two.

These five players were Week 3 fantasy football busts, but they should still prove great options to start in Week 4.

1. DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks

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While he did manage 67 yards, DK Metcalf caught a season-low two passes against the New Orleans Saints in Week 3, posting his lowest fantasy score of the year. He still saw six targets though — a mark he has now hit in three-of-three games. A bounce-back performance shouldn't be difficult in Week 4, taking on an Arizona Cardinals team that's allowed the NFL's eighth most passing yards per game to opponents.

2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Washington Redskins

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Adrian Peterson ran into the toughest defense in the NFL on Monday, and it wasn't overly surprising that he only managed 37 yards on his 12 carries. That's back-to-back duds to start the year, averaging only 2.6 yards per touch, but his Week 2 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys was also a tough one. The Washington Redskins are in a much better spot this week, and while the New York Giants' offense looks to be on the rise, their defense has conceded the NFL's second most yards per play, better than only the egregious Miami Dolphins. Peterson's efficiency should go way up here, and the potential for a closer game could lead to some increased volume as well.

3. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

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Week 3 was not only Kenny Golladay's first without a touchdown in 2019, but he also finished with his lowest reception (two) and yardage (17) marks of the year. Still, he saw eight targets against the Philadelphia Eagles, giving him nine per game to start the year. He's up against the Kansas City Chiefs this week, and while KC has looked outstanding to open the year, its pass defense is nothing special.

4. Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens

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Despite struggling to the tune of three receptions for 15 yards and no touchdowns in Week 3, Mark Andrews still ranks second in fantasy scoring among tight ends. He also saw seven targets in that dud, giving him 24 (the second most in the Baltimore Ravens offense) on the year. Andrews should still be considered an every-week fantasy starter.

5. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks

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Another Seattle player that disappointed in Week 3's loss, Chris Carson's 51 scrimmage yards were his fewest of the season, and with them came a season-low fantasy total. Like Metcalf, a matchup with the Cardinals positions him incredibly well to bounce back though. Carson has notched 15 carries in all three games this season, and his 56 opportunities (45 carries, 11 targets) are good for 12th among all RBs.

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