XFL Week 4 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Los Angeles Wildcats vs New York Guardians

Jason Schandl
XFL fantasy football picks for the Wildcats vs Guardians matchup in Week 4.
XFL fantasy football picks for the Wildcats vs Guardians matchup in Week 4. / XFL/Getty Images

We're through three weeks of XFL action, and the 2020 season is already bringing plenty of surprises. A QB that wasn't receiving much pre-season hype has taken the league by storm, and the lone remaining undefeated team, the Houston Roughnecks, had opened the year with only the sixth-best odds to win the championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

However, with Week 3 behind us, patterns are starting to emerge, even if they aren't in line with what was expected coming into the season. We're getting a larger sample size to draw on, and the top fantasy options are really starting to separate from the pack.

With that in mind, here are the top XFL Week 4 fantasy picks for the Los Angeles Wildcats vs. New York Guardians matchup.

Be sure to also check out our fantasy picks for Sunday's Dallas Renegades vs. Houston Roughnecks and DC Defenders vs. Tampa Bay Vipers matchups.

XFL Fantasy Football Week 4

Start Tre McBride, WR, Los Angeles Wildcats: Tre McBride broke out with team-high marks in both targets (6) and receptions (5), scoring 2 touchdowns in Week 3. With Wildcats target leader Nelson Spruce expected to miss this game, fire up McBride and his likely expanded volume. Note, though, that McBride is banged up as well. If he joins Spruce on the shelf, Jordan Smallwood is the play instead.

Start Darius Victor, RB, New York Guardians: Honestly, it's hard to pick a "start" for the Guardians given how poorly they've played this year, averaging an XFL-worst 10.7 points per game. Seemingly healthy again after getting banged up in Week 2, Darius Victor does offer some appeal as out of the backfield, though. He led the team with 10 carries last week, and he added 2 receptions on 2 targets. We also saw him catch 3 of 3 targets and lead the backfield in carries in Week 1, and if there's anyone to get exposure to in the NYG offense, it's Victor.

Sit Elijah Hood, RB, Los Angeles Wildcats: Elijah Hood missed Week 3 due to injury, but even if he's back in action this weekend he's a shaky play. The Wildcats have had very little success on the ground this year, and even in their Week 3 breakout win, lead back Martez Carter averaged just 3.1 yards per carry, while backup Larry Rose averaged 1.2. Hood didn't hit even 40 yards in either of his first two games. This rushing attack should be avoided.

Sit Mekale McKay, WR, New York Guardians: Mekale McKay was tied for sixth on the Guardians in targets in Week 3, and this entire offense is a mess as they search for an answer at the QB position. With just 7 receptions on 12 targets through three games, even if McKay is still the No. 1 wideout in New York, he hasn't shown enough to justify a play in fantasy this week.

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