Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 4 wide receiver matchups:
- T.Y. Hilton has been one of the biggest busts at the WR position this year. A consistent top-20 fantasy WR the veteran has just 10 receptions for 133 yards on 17 Philip Rivers targets. It’s clear that the QB-WR duo is out of sync and it’s no guarantee Hilton figures it out in Week 4 against a tough Chicago Bears secondary. The Bears give up just 183.3 yards per game to opposing WRs and haven’t allowed a receiving TD to the position yet. Hilton is a borderline Flex play at best.
- This is the perfect spot for DeVante Parker to have his best game of the season. The wideout has at least 4 receptions in every game this year but hasn’t been able to find the separation from his defender like he’s used to. He’s averaging just over 12 yards per catch, which is down significantly from his career totals. Look for a matchup against the Seahawks to make things right for Parker. Seattle gives up 378.7 receiving yards per game to opposing wide receivers and has allowed 76 receptions and 14.9 yards per reception to the position. Parker is going to make his first big play of the year and finish as a top-20 WR in all scoring formats. Book it.
- Another wide receiver that is struggling right now is Marquise Brown of the Baltimore Ravens. He went for 101 yards on 5 receptions in Week 7 but has had just 7 catches for 45 receiving yards since. The Ravens offense hasn’t clicked in full gear just yet and Brown has suffered. Plus, Lamar Jackson loves throwing to his TEs in the red zone which makes it tough for Brown to score unless it’s a big play. While the Washington Football Team has struggled defensively, they are solid against opposing wideouts. Having allowed just 1 TD in three games and 155 receiving yards to the position. Hollywood Brown is a borderline WR3 this week in 12-team leagues and if you have the depth at WR you might be better off benching him.
- A sneaky play in Week 4 is Marquez Valdes-Scantling of the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. Even with Davante Adams returning for the Packers Valdes-Scantling should see an increase in targets with fellow WR Allen Lazard OUT. Valdes-Scantling has 8 receptions for 165 yards and a TD on the young season and is always a deep ball threat when quarterback Aaron Rodgers is throwing the football. The Falcons rank 30th in the NFL at defending the WR position and give up 15.7 yards per catch. Valdes-Scantling is a true threat for 70-plus receiving yards and a TD in your WR3 or Flex position.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
6 points per touchdown
1 point per 10 rushing & receiving yards
-2 points per turnover
.5 point & 1 point per reception (toggle to find scoring format)