Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Colts vs Dolphins

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Indianapolis Colts vs Miami Dolphins Week 4 matchup, including Jaylen Waddle, Nyheim Hines and Mike Gesicki.
Fantasy football picks for the Indianapolis Colts vs Miami Dolphins Week 4 matchup, including Jaylen Waddle, Nyheim Hines and Mike Gesicki. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts will attempt to win their first game of the season when they go on the road to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Dolphins slated as narrow 1.5-point favorites in a game that is expected to come down to the wire.

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

Nyheim Hines Fantasy

Start Nyheim Hines, RB, Indianapolis Colts: Running back Nyheim Hines needed to put together a bounce-back performance in Week 3 and that is exactly what he did. The young playmaker racked up 79 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches and scored a touchdown as well. Hines draws a great matchup in Week 4 as Miami is allowing the second-most PPR fantasy points to opposing RBs this season. More importantly, the Dolphins have given up 20 receptions to the RB position for a total of 157 yards. Both of those marks rank amongst the bottom 10 teams in the NFL. Hines' upside as a receiver makes him an underrated FLEX option this week.

Jaylen Waddle Fantasy

Start Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins: Miami has a deep receiver room, but it is rookie Jaylen Waddle that currently leads the team in both targets (26) and receptions (22). Quarterback Jacoby Brissett looked his way 13 times in Week 3 and will be at the helm for at least a few more weeks due to Tua Tagovailoa's injury. Indianapolis has given up the seventh-most PPR fantasy points to opposing WRs. That includes 7 touchdowns, which is tied for the highest total in the NFL. Waddle has seen his target share increase every week so far and there is no reason to believe it'll stop now.

Carson Wentz Fantasy

Sit Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts: It's safe to say that quarterback Carson Wentz is not having an amazing start to the 2021 season. The sixth-year pro is completing just 60.4% of his pass attempts and has tossed 3 touchdowns through three weeks of action. Wentz currently ranks as the QB24 in fantasy scoring and now faces a Dolphins' defense that has posted the seventh-best pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. That doesn't line up for the Colts' starter to have a big performance. Wentz is nothing more than a low-end QB2 moving forward and shouldn't be started.

Mike Gesicki Fantasy

Sit Mike Gesicki, TE, Miami Dolphins: Fantasy managers were glad to see tight end Mike Gesicki finally show up in Week 3 as he hauled in 10 of 12 target for 86 yards. However, that doesn't mean he should immediately be put back into a starting slot. The Colts have built a reputation for defending tight ends well. In fact, Indianapolis has allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to opposing TEs this season after allowing the fifth fewest in 2020. Gesicki is on the right track, but hasn't returned to TE1 status quite yet. It would be best to keep him on the bench this week.

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