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September 26, 2008

Fantasy Football Week 4 WR Rankings

1. Brandon Marshall (DEN) – He has quickly gone from the suspended guy everyone avoided in their fantasy draft to the premier fantasy WR that everyone dreads seeing on their opponents roster. In 2 games Marshall already has 321 receiving yards and 2 TD’s, and the scary part is that week 4 is his best match up to date. If Kansas City CB Patrick Surtain is not back from a shoulder injury, Marshall will have the luxury of facing a rookie CB on Sunday. A healthy Surtain would be no match for Marshall, much less an inexperienced rookie. Just to add a little gas to the fire, Marshall had 16 catches for 200 yards and 2 TD’s against the Chiefs in 2 games last season, and that secondary was better than this one. He is as close to a lock this week as you will find in fantasy football.

2. Terrell Owens (DAL) – It only makes sense that the one week we tab Owens as the most reliable fantasy WR, he goes out and has maybe the worst game of his career. Oh well, it happens to the best of them, but you can count on T.O. to rebound in week 4. He will face arch rival Washington this week, the team in which he dominated with a career best game last season. In his only start against the Redskins in 2007, Owens caught 8 passes for 173 yards and 4 TD’s. While you can’t expect that kind of production this time around, Owens should bounce back nicely in week 4.

3. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) – He continues to light it up with back to back 100 yard receiving efforts. Fitzgerald should be targeted early and often against week 4 opponent the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 5 receiving TD’s so far this season. He is a must start.

4. T.J. Houshmandzadeh (CIN) – When this guy comes out of a slump, he does it right!
Houshmandzadeh had a monster week 3 against a tough Giants secondary hauling in 12 passes for 146 yards and a score. He is very likely to keep the momentum rolling into week 4’s favorable match up against the Browns. He has at least 1 TD grab in his last 4 games against Cleveland and caught 3 TD passes in 2 games against them last season.

5. Greg Jennings (GB) – He has still yet to find the end zone this season, but it is only a matter of time, especially when you consider that he is averaging 124 yards receiving per game this season. Jennings will face a good, but struggling Tampa Bay pass defense in week 4. The Bucs secondary has allowed 5 receiving TD’s through their first 3 games. Jennings should be great once again, and that elusive TD is a strong possibility in week 4.


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