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

Fantasy football picks for the Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos Week 4 matchup, including Mark Andrews and Courtland Sutton.
Fantasy football picks for the Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos Week 4 matchup, including Mark Andrews and Courtland Sutton. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Week 4's slate of NFL games features an AFC clash between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. FanDuel Sportsbook has Denver as just 1-point favorites, suggesting a close battle on Sunday.

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

Mark Andrews Fantasy

Start Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens: Slowly but surely, Mark Andrews' target share in the Baltimore Ravens offense has seen an uptick as the season wears on. Andrews saw 7 targets in Week 3, converting 5 for receptions with an impressive 109 yards. It looks like the Ravens offense may return some of its wide receivers this week, but that shouldn't intimidate fantasy managers. If anything, that could take attention away from Andrews in the passing game. Denver's defense has been great against the pass (third-fewest yards per game allowed), but they've also had some easy matchups (including the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars). Andrews should see more than enough volume to do his usual damage in this spot.

Courtland Sutton Fantasy

Start Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos: Baltimore's defense in 2021 doesn't remind us of the fierce defenses of years past. In fact, the Ravens are giving up 314.7 passing yards per game, the third-highest mark in the league. KJ Hamler's season just ended, leaving another 10% of Denver's target share up for grabs. Sutton is a prime candidate to scoop up this volume, starting Week 4. He leads the Broncos with 20 targets and 15 receptions for 210 receiving yards, and is fresh off catching 5-of-5 targets in Week 3 while playing in close to 80% of Denver's offensive snaps. He's the clear-cut No. 1 wideout on this roster and could feast against a disappointing Baltimore secondary.

Ty'Son Williams Fantasy

Sit Ty'Son Williams, RB, Baltimore Ravens: Denver's defense doesn't offer any of Baltimore's playmakers an easy matchup in Week 4. Of the two units, the secondary is a slightly easier unit to attack, giving up 162.3 yards per game (ranked third fewest). Comparatively, the rush defense allows just 59.3 yards per game (second fewest). Ty'Son Williams is Option B in the Ravens' rushing game plan (27 carries) to Lamar Jackson (35 carries). He's also seen his passing targets continually drop from week to week, posting a high mark of 4 targets in Week 1 and just 1 target last week. His lack of a presence (less than 10%) in the target share crushes his fantasy potential. Williams is already a fringe FLEX option and if he's not present in the passing game, avoid starting him in this one.

Tim Patrick Fantasy

Sit Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos: Tim Patrick's early season fantasy performances have been saved by a pair of touchdowns across Weeks 1 and 2. He notched just 7 receptions and 76 yards in those matchups, but put together respectable fantasy performances thanks to the touchdowns. Some fantasy managers eyed Patrick as a waiver wire addition following Hamler's season-ending injury and Jerry Jeudy's placement on the IR, but this is a better wait-and-see situation. Sutton will continue to get the majority of targets (20-13) and fantasy managers should see what this target share looks like without Hamler and Jeudy before thrusting Patrick into the starting lineup. After all, Hamler's absence vacates just 10% of the Broncos' target share, which isn't enough to give Patrick (15.6%) a breakthrough fantasy outlook in Week 4.

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