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Fanrun Fantasy: Week 4 Recap + Week 5 Projections

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Welcome to Fanrun Fantasy, the most complete fantasy football recap/preview on the internet. If you want to win, you’re in the right place. Throughout this season, we’ll recap the top scorers, the biggest disappointments, and project the biggest “booms” for the upcoming week.

Fanrun Fantasy Week 4 Top Performers

QBs

Dak Prescott – 37.28pts vs. CLE

Tom Brady – 32.46pts vs. LAC

Aaron Rodgers – 29.58pts vs. ATL

RBs

Joe Mixon – 42.1pts vs. JAX

Dalvin Cook – 28.6pts @HOU

Melvin Gordon III – 25.8pts @NYJ

WRs

Odell Beckham Jr. – 38.4pts @DAL

Amari Cooper – 33.4pts vs. CLE

DJ Chark Jr. – 29.5pts @CIN

TEs

George Kittle – 40.1pts vs. PHI

Robert Tonyan – 33.8pts vs. ATL

Mark Andrews – 20.7pts @WSH

D/ST

Kansas City Chiefs – 18.0pts vs. NE

Philadelphia Eagles – 14.0pts @SF

Los Angeles Rams – 12.0pts vs. NYG

Ks

Brandon McManus – 18.0pts @NYJ

Jason Sanders – 18.0pts vs. SEA

Sam Ficken – 18.0pts vs. DEN

Biggest Week 4 Disappointments

These players far underperformed their week 4 projections

Calvin Ridley – The Atlanta WR was shutout on the road in Green Bay. The MNF appearance was by far the worst showing for the #1 fantasy football WR heading into week 4. Ridley was tabbed for 17.7pts against the Packers.

Tyler Lockett – The Seattle WR has been reliable all season until Sunday’s trip to Miami. Lockett racked up 5.9 points against the Dolphins despite being projected to score 17.9pts.

Nick Mullens – The San Francisco QB has been solid in Jimmy G’s absence. All of that went away on SNF as he was benched following a pick-six, which was his second INT of the night. Mullens only managed 6 points after a 16.3 point projection.

Biggest Week 4 Surprises

Robert Tonyan – The Packers’ TE has drawn many comparisons to 49ers’ superstar George Kittle, and on MNF, we all witnessed why. Tonyan feasted on the pedestrian Atlanta Falcons’ secondary as he racked up 33.8 pts after only being projected to score 6.1pts.

Joe Mixon – The Bengals’ RB hadn’t scored over 12.6pts all year, but that all changed on Sunday as he accrued a staggering 42.1pts. This point total was far more than his projected 16.2pts.

DJ Chark Jr. – The Jaguars’ WR was the waiver wire MVP of 2019 but hasn’t done too much in the 2020 campaign. Chark got his best point total of the 2020 season as he racked up 29.5pts against the Bengals. This came after the WR was projected to score 11.5pts.

Week 5 Big Booms

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Booms” went 3-for-4 with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry having a field day against the Dallas Cowboys. Devin Singletary of the Bills also had a big day against the Raiders. The lone boom to not play well was an injured Kenyan Drake of the Arizona Cardinals. 

Teddy Bridgewater – The Panthers’ QB should feast against the worst defense in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons. Hotlanta has been nothing but hot garbage on the defensive end this year. The Falcons have been decimated by COVID-19 and injuries in their secondary, which has led to them giving up the most fantasy points to QBs this year.

Justin Jefferson – The rookie Vikings’ WR has put up back-to-back 100-yard performances against the Titans and Texans. Expect his production to continue as the Vikings travel to Seattle to face the most wideout-friendly defense in the NFL from a fantasy perspective.

John Brown – The Bills’ WR has had a great year as the No.2 option to Stefon Diggs. Expect this to continue against Tennessee this week as the Titans have let No.2 WRs dismantle them all year. Jerry Juedy, Keenan Cole Sr., and Justin Jefferson have all had solid performances against the No.1 team in the AFC South.

Week 5 Big Busts

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Busts” all busted as Miles Sanders, Josh Jacobs, and Jonathan Taylor all underperformed their projections.

Miles Sanders – The Philadelphia RB remains on the bust list as the Eagles get set to take on the Steelers in week 5. Pittsburgh has been the second-best fantasy defense against RBs this season.

Jamison Crowder – The Jets’ lead WR has been pretty solid in his 2020 campaign. Unfortunately, that will change in week 5 as New York welcomes the Arizona Cardinals, who have held opposing WRs to the third-lowest point production in the league.

Mike Gesicki – The Miami TE has had a strong 2020 season, but expect his week 5 production to be diminished as the 49ers have held opposing TEs to less than 7 fantasy points per week.

Summary

That’s the end of the second edition of Fanrun Fantasy. Check back on Tuesday’s at 9 am ET for the next edition.