A week ago there were owners scrambling trying to find a replacement as numerous big names were sidelined. A week later we saw some intriguing youngsters step up, including Daniel Jones and Kyle Allen, easing the concerns. Can they continue to emerge? Who else is worth targeting for this week? Who should we avoid? Let’s take a look:
- Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs – at Detroit
- Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys – at New Orleans
- Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland
- Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
- Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers – vs. Philadelphia
- Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers – at Miami
- Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans – vs. Carolina
- Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions – vs. Kansas City
- Tom Brady – New England Patriots – at Buffalo
- Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tennessee
- Jared Goff – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Tampa Bay
- Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Green Bay
- Kyler Murray – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
- Daniel Jones – New York Giants – vs. Washington
- Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
- Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns – at Baltimore
- Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Los Angeles Rams
- Case Keenum – Washington Redskins – at New York Giants
- Kyle Allen – Carolina Panthers – at Houston
- Josh Allen – Buffalo Bills – vs. New England
- Jacoby Brissett – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Oakland
- Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders – at Indianapolis
- Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings – at Cincinnati
- Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans – at Atlanta
- Mason Rudolph – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
- Dak Prescott has taken advantage of some mediocre defenses over the first three weeks, totaling 920 yards and 9 TD against the Giants, Redskins and Dolphins. Considering that the Saints have yielded the most points per week to opposing quarterbacks, is there any reason to think that he won’t continue posting big numbers? In a game that the Cowboys shouldn’t take their foot off the pedal, he’s going to be one of the best options in the league.
- So far Philip Rivers’ only relatively poor start came on the road against the Detroit Lions (and even in that one he threw for 293 yards, he just failed to find the end zone). While this week’s start comes on the road, he gets to square off against an awful Dolphins’ team. It’s impossible not to consider him among the better options (and anyone taking on the Dolphins will likely be a QB1 most weeks).
- The Arizona Cardinals have been torched for 918 passing yards and 9 TD over the first three weeks, without picking up an interception, including allowing Kyle Allen to throw for 4 TD in Week 3. Now they get Russell Wilson, who may have a questionable wide receiving corps but it hasn’t stopped him as he’s thrown for 901 yards, 7 TD and 0 INT. While he may not necessarily be this highly ranked most weeks, he’s a Top 5 option heading into Week 4.
- Sure the Buffalo Bills represent a more difficult matchup than he’s faced thus far, but can anyone stop Tom Brady and company right now? Maybe he’s not an elite option, but he’s certainly a Top 10 option.
- It’s hard to move Daniel Jones up into the QB1 range off of just one start, but he certainly grabbed everyone’s attention with his impressive NFL debut. All he did was throw for 336 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT, while adding a pair of rushing TD. It wasn’t all perfect as he lost two fumbles, and that’s something that also presented itself in the preseason. It’s something to watch, but taking on a Washington defense that’s struggled early on it’s easy to consider him a borderline option depending on your alternatives.
- It’s hard to sit Carson Wentz, but taking on a Green Bay defense that’s allowed 671 yards to go along with 1 TD vs. 4 INT he has a tough draw. He’s still usable, but he’s hardly a must start depending on your alternative.
- The Giants’ secondary continues to look inept, having allowed Jameis Winston to throw for 380 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT in Week 3. While we may be skeptical about Case Keenum in general, is it hard to envision him producing strong numbers this week?
Make sure to check out all of our Week 4 rankings: