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Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Eagles

Isaiah De Los Santos
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 4 matchup, including Jalen Hurts and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Fantasy football picks for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 4 matchup, including Jalen Hurts and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. / Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

A pair of 1-2 teams will meet in Week 4 when the Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the Philadelphia Eagles. FanDuel Sportsbook has Kansas City as a 7.5-point favorite, suggesting an uphill climb for the Eagles on Sunday.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 4 showdown.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy

Start Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Fantasy managers' patience with Clyde Edwards-Helaire paid off in Week 3. He racked up a season-high 16.9 PPR points, recording an impressive 100-yard performance on just 17 carries (5.9 yards per attempt). The RB losing a fumble in his second straight game could make some anxious, but he's still a must-start against the Eagles. Philadelphia's defense just gave up 95 yards and 2 TDs to Ezekiel Elliott on Monday night, plus 60 yards to Tony Pollard. Run defense has been an issue all year, as the Eagles are currently allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per game (129.3). With the Chiefs expected to lead by a wide margin, CEH could see plenty of rushing opportunities against an exploitable unit.

Jalen Hurts Fantasy

Start Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts' start to the 2021 season hasn't been pretty in the boxscore. He's completing just 66.0% of his passes and is coming off of a 2-interception performance. However, he's QB5 in fantasy thanks to his dual-threat abilities, and that should continue against the Chiefs. Kansas City's defense is surrendering the second-most fantasy points per game to QBs this season (25.25). The Chiefs head into this game as 7.5-point favorites as well, which suggests that the Eagles may trail by a wide margin throughout. Garbage time production helped Hurts finish with 20-plus fantasy points this week despite the two early INTs, and it could be the same against KC.

Mecole Hardman Fantasy

Sit Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Mecole Hardman had an otherwise pedestrian Week 3 saved by a touchdown score. Hardman saw just 4 targets which resulted in 3 receptions and 33 yards. Disappointingly, it was Byron Pringle who received the third-most targets (6) behind Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill on a day where the Chiefs were forced to air it out often. It's clear Hardman doesn't have a firm grasp on the WR2 role just yet, which makes him a risky start. A run-heavy game script may also be in the cards, so there might not be enough volume to make Hardman relevant this week. Avoid starting him against the defense giving up the fewest PPR points per game to WRs (22.03) this season.

Dallas Goedert Fantasy

Sit Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Ertz's reemergence in Week 3 could be bad news for Dallas Goedert managers. Ertz saw the team's second-most targets (7) on Monday night, and he delivered with 4 receptions for 53 yards and a TD. Goedert, meanwhile, saw 4 targets and only managed 2 receptions for 66 yards. It's clear the 30-year-old Ertz can still make plays, which means he isn't going away. These tight ends are now tied with 11 targets apiece to begin the year, and this timeshare will continue to limit Goedert's weekly upside until a move is made.

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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. 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.