We're more than three weeks into 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.
With Week 3 behind us, though, 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 Seattle Dragons vs. St. Louis BattleHawks matchup.
XFL Fantasy Football Week 4
Start Keenan Reynolds, WR, Seattle Dragons: The Dragons' offense hasn't given us much to get excited about, but it's hard not to like Keenan Reynolds' usage. He's seen at least seven targets in all three games this season, leading the team in each of the last two weeks. Efficiency has been a big issue, but a workload like that keeps him in play on a weekly basis.
Start Christine Michael, RB, St. Louis BattleHawks: Christine Michael may be overshadowed a bit by BattleHawks' lead RB Matt Jones, who has seen the league's most volume at the position. Don't sleep on him, though, because the BattleHawks run the ball enough to support both guys in fantasy — as we've seen with his 30 opportunities (28 carries plus 2 targets) in the last two games. The BattleHawks are huge 12-point favorites over Seattle here, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and there should be plenty of rushing work to go around again — you can fire up either RB in St. Louis.
Sit Kenneth Farrow and Ja'Quan Gardner, RB, Seattle Dragons: While the BattleHawks' offense is supporting two fantasy-relevant backs, the Dragons don't have one. This is one of the XFL's least productive offenses, and Farrow and Gardner are splitting touches closely, not allowing either to get enough volume to overcome the lack of efficiency.
Sit De'Mornay Pierson-El, WR, St. Louis BattleHawks: De'Mornay Pierson-El does bring some upside as the No. 1 WR in a solid offense, but St. Louis is just too run-heavy to make him a reliable option, especially when the BattleHawks are favored by this much. Pierson-El saw just three targets in a blowout win in Week 3, and he had four targets in Week 1. His only big game came in Week 2, when the BattleHawks were forced to go to the air often in a shootout against the Houston Roughnecks.
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