.
With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 4 fantasy football tight end rankings.
.
1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham is averaging 84.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Look for a big performance against the Dallas Cowboys.
.
2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging just 38.7 yards through three games, but he has scored twice. Eventually he’s going to turn in a performance that will merit his draft position. Perhaps as soon as this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
.
3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Bennett is averaging 53.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns. He has scored in all three games. Bennett faces the Green Bay Packers.
.
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 74.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He should remain hot against the Baltimore Ravens.
.
5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates came back to Earth last week, but is still averaging 61.7 yards and a touchdown per game. He should shine against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game. Four of their eight passing touchdowns allowed went to tight ends.
.
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker is averaging 77.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the Indianapolis Colts.
.
7. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins 
Paul is averaging 84.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game.  He’s been heavily involved in the offense, which should continue this week against the New York Giants.
.
8. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz is averaging 59 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He was quiet last week against the Washington Redskins, but should be back in the mix against the San Francisco 49ers.
.
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Witten has just 95 yards through three games, but he’s due to break out against the New Orleans Saints. Last year Witten averaged 80.8 yards at home and 25.6 yards on the road. Look for him to get back on track.
.
10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Donnell is averaging 60.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He’ll face the Redskins this week.
.
The Next Batch
11. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
12. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
13. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders
15. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
.
.
Also check out:

.

Matt Forte Bears
.
With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 4 fantasy football running back rankings.
.
1. Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
Forte is averaging 93.7 total yards per game. He should run wild on the Green Bay Packers. The Pack have allowed 156 rushing yards and 2.7 rushing touchdowns per game. Forte averaged  168 total yards and a pair of touchdowns against Green Bay last year.
.
2. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Murray is averaging 149 total yards and a touchdown per game. He faces the New Orleans Saints in what should be a shootout. The Saints have allowed 101.3 rushing yards per game despite facing the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings sans Adrian Peterson.
.
3. Le’veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
Bell is averaging 153.7 total yards per game. He takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home. The Bucs have allowed 125.3 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game on the ground.
.
4. Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers
Lacy continues to struggle averaging just 50.3 total yards per game without a touchdown. He should get right against the Chicago Bears. He averaged 115.5 total yard and a touchdown last year against them.
.
5. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
Shady is averaging 79.7 yards with just one touchdown through three games. He hasn’t exactly lived up to his expectations. With a date with the San Francisco 49ers on the horizon, your expectations for McCoy should be lowered. That said, he’s still a must-start.
.
6. Rashad Jennings, New York Giants
Jennings is averaging 127 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns through three games. The Washington Redskins have been tough against the run, but Jennings can produce in the passing game as well.
.
7. Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster has 270 total yards and a touchdown, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss last week. If he’s healthy he should roll be effective against the Buffalo Bills. Just have a backup plan in place.
.
8. Knile Davis, Kansas City Chiefs
Davis has 237 total yards and three touchdowns over the past two weeks while filling in for Jamaal Charles. As long as Charles’ ankle keeps him out again, Davis should be solid against the New England Patriots.
.
9. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
Miller had 132 total yards last week against the Chiefs. He should stay hot against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 158.7 rushing yards per game.
.
10. Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins
Morris is averaging 84.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He takes aim at the New York Giants this week. Morris had 136 total yards and a touchdown in two games against the G-Men last year.
.
11. Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers
Brown had 89 total yards last week and injuries have presented him with an opportunity to be the feature back. He faces Jacksonville Jaguars’ league-worst run defense. They have allowed 160 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game on the ground.
.
12. Khiry Robinson, New Orleans Saints
Robinson had 69 yards last week as the lead back last week against the Vikings. He should have a solid game against the Cowboys. They have allowed 110 rushing yards per game.
.
13. C.J. Spiller, Buffalo Bills
Spiller is averaging 68 total yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He faces the Houston Texans. Spiller is due for a big game.
.
14. Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
Bradshaw is averaging 88 total yards and a touchdown per game. He faces the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have allowed 134.3 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. Bradshaw has been extremely effective in the passing game.
.
15. Pierre Thomas, New Orleans Saints
Thomas is averaging 57.3 total yards and scored his first touchdown of the year last week. He should be very active in the passing game against the Cowboys this week.
.
The Next Batch
16. Reggie Bush, Detroit Lions @ New York Jets
17. Chris Ivory, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions
18. Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
19. Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons
20. Chris Johnson, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions
21. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Pittsburgh Steelers (monitor knee)
22. Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings
23. Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers (monitor thigh)
24. Joique Bell, Detroit Lions @ New York Jets
25. Fred Jackson, Buffalo Bills @ Houston Texans
.
.
Also check out:

.

Drew Brees spiral
.
With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 4 fantasy football quarterback rankings.
.
1. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Brees is averaging 287.7 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game. He has yet to have a monster game. That could change against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 250.3 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game to Colin Kaepernick, Jake Locker and Austin Davis. Brees is obviously a couple notches ahead of that trio.
.
2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Matty Ice is averaging 321.7 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. The Minnesota Vikings have improved defensively, but look for Ryan and Julio Jones to have a big day.
.
3. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles
Foles is averaging 326 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Eagles offense continues to shine. He faces the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have already allowed seven passing touchdowns.
.
4. Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Rivers is averaging 259.3 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. He should remain hot against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game.
.
5. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Luck is averaging 304 yards and three touchdowns per game. He has added 54 yards and a score with his feet. He struggled last year against the Tennessee Titans. Look for that to change this year as Luck takes another step forward into the elite quarterback territory.
.
6. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Stafford is averaging 294.3 yards and a touchdown per game. He faces the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed seven passing touchdowns.
.
7. Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Cutler is averaging 250 yards per game, but has thrown eight touchdowns through three games. He should put up big numbers in a shootout with the Packers.
.
8. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Rodgers is averaging 232.3 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game, but he had 346 yards and three touchdowns against the New York Jets. That leaves a pair of disappointing games against the Seattle Seahawks and the Detroit Lions. He should be more effective against the Chicago Bears.
.
9. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
Romo is averaging 224.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Saints in what should be a shootout. The Saints have allowed 278.3 passing yards per game.
.
10. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
Cousins is averaging 338.5 yards and 2.5 touchdowns since taking over for Robert Griffin III. He faces the New York Giants. The G-Men have allowed 258.3 passing yards per game.
.
The Next Batch
11. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13. Eli Manning, New York Giants @ Washington Redskins
14. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers @ Baltimore Ravens
15. Tom Brady, New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs
16. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Houston Texans vs. Buffalo Bills
17. Jake Locker, Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
18. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens vs. Carolina Panthers
19. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders
20. Geno Smith, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions
.
.
Also check out:

.

Vidal Nuno
.
Vidal Nuno, Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins
Nuno is 2-11 on the year with a 4.60 ERA, but is 0-6 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP since joining the D-Backs.
.
Season Totals: 53-56, 928.2 IP, 816 Ks, 3.79 ERA (391 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (894 hits, 297 walks)
.

Lorenzo Taliaferro
.
There were some unusual heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
.
Austin Davis, QB, St. Louis Rams
Davis threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys. He’s been a nice story for the Rams, but shouldn’t be on your fantasy radar.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
Smith threw for 186 yards and three touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins. He also ran for 17 yards. He’s not a consistent fantasy option.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
Alfred Blue, RB, Houston Texans
Blue ran for 78 yards against the New York Giants. He added one catch for 10 more yards. Unless Foster misses again, Blue is not worth adding.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Baltimore Ravens
Taliaferro will be a hot acquisition this week. He filled in for Bernard Pierce and ran for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on 18 carries. He’s definitely worth a look if you are hurting at running back. Pierce could be back as early as this week so don’t use too much of your free agent bid money.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
.
Miles Austin, WR, Cleveland Browns
Austin caught six of seven targets for 51 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. It’s his second straight week with a score. He’s worth a look in deeper leagues, but I’m still a little hesitant to add him.
Ruling: Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
Brown caught four of six targets for 52 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the San Francisco 49ers. He’s up to three touchdowns, but he’s averaging 36.3 yards. Brown is only viable in deep leagues at this point as the team’s third option in the passing game.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
Andrew Hawkins, WR, Cleveland Browns
Hawkins caught seven of 10 targets for 87 yards against Baltimore. He’s averaging seven catches for 81.3 yards. He’s worth an add in  points-per-receptions leagues.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Matthews caught eight of nine targets for 59 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He’s worth a look in Philadelphia’s explosive offense.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
.
Brian Quick, WR, St. Louis Rams
Quick caught two of four targets for 62 yards and a score against the Cowboys. He’s averaging 78.3 yards per game. Quick is solid wide receiver depth during the bye weeks.
Ruling:  Get ‘em.
.
Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers
Royal caught four of six targets for 42 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills. He had seven catches for 69 yards in Week 2. He’s worth a look during the bye weeks, particularly in PPR  leagues.
Ruling: Get ‘em.
.
Andrew Quarless, TE, Green Bay Packers
Quarless caught four of five targets for 43 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions. There are too many solid tight options to consider Quarless.
Ruling:  Don’t Sweat ‘em.
.
.
Also check out:

.

Andrew Chafin
.
Andrew Chafin, Arizona Diamondbacks @ Minnesota Twins
Chafin is 0-0 with a 1.64 ERA in two career starts. He has a favorable matchup against the Twins at Target Field.
.
Season Totals: 53-55, 922.2 IP, 808 Ks, 3.82 ERA (390 earned runs), 1.28 WHIP (890 hits, 294 walks)
.

Tyler Matzek
.
Tyler Matzek, Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres
Matzek is 6-10 with a 4.19 ERA. He’s 4-1 in his past five starts with a 1.56 ERA.
.
Season Totals: 53-55, 918.2 IP, 805 Ks, 3.82 ERA (390 earned runs), 1.27 WHIP (888 hits, 293 walks)
.

WordPress Loves AJAX

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties