Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Texans vs Bills

Larry Rupp
Fantasy football picks for the Houston Texans vs Buffalo Bills Week 4 matchup, including Brandin Cooks, Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary.
Fantasy football picks for the Houston Texans vs Buffalo Bills Week 4 matchup, including Brandin Cooks, Cole Beasley and Devin Singletary. / Joshua Bessex/Getty Images
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The Bills will look to make it three victories in a row when they host the Houston Texans in Week 4 NFL action. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Bills slated as massive 17.5-point favorites, which means this one could get out of hand before halftime.

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

Brandin Cooks Fantasy

Start Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans: The only player fantasy managers can trust on this Texans' offense remains wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Cooks has surpassed 100 receiving yards in two of the first three games and currently ranks as the WR6 in PPR scoring leagues. The Bills are a tough matchup as they have posted the third-best pass defense DVOA rating, but that shouldn't matter. Houston will be playing from behind in this game and Cooks will benefit from being fed the ball in order to gain some ground. He should always be in the lineup until he gives a reason to be benched.

Cole Beasley Fantasy

Start Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills: Wide receiver Cole Beasley should be rostered in every fantasy football league. The Bills' go-to slot receiver trails Stefon Diggs by just one for the team lead in targets and has caught at least 8 passes in two of the first three games. Houston has been an underrated defense so far this season, but the Bills rank No. 4 in the NFL in scoring (31.3 points per game). Yes, Beasley has yet to get into the end zone. However, he leads all Bills' receivers with 6 red zone targets. It seems like only a matter of time until he scores a touchdown.

Mark Ingram Fantasy

Sit Mark Ingram, RB, Houston Texans: Running back Mark Ingram's workload has been heading downhill ever since he saw 26 carries in Week 1. The veteran ball-carrier played in just 35% of the offensive snaps in Week 3 and saw 7 touches for 20 total yards. It was a disappointing result, especially because the Texans kept the game close until late in the third quarter. Ingram is stuck in a committee and now faces a Bills defense that has posted the seventh-best rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL. He may soon become a droppable player if he doesn't turn things around.

Devin Singletary Fantasy

Sit Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: The Bills' backfield is up for grabs and Zach Moss has seemingly taken a commanding lead. Devin Singletary played in a season-low 43% of the offensive snaps in Week 3, while Moss appeared in a season-high 56%. Moss has also seen two more red zone touches than Singletary has despite being inactive in Week 1. Everything is trending toward Moss seeing a bigger workload on Sunday. The Texans are a favorable matchup, but fantasy managers cannot risk Singletary putting up a dud in Week 4. That means it is best to keep him on the bench for now.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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. 

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