Devin Funchess
Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars – Puts up a few scores against the Jets?
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins – Picks on Saints’ secondary?
Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals – Feeds A.J. Green against the Browns?
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals – Gets going in the passing game out of the backfield against San Fran?
Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals – Cheap TD against the Browns?
Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – Cheap TD against the Jets?
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers – Only if Randall Cobb is out again.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers – With Olsen out and Benjamin hurting, Funchess should be able to build on 4-58 last week and 4-68 the prior week.
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants – Two catches in two weeks and then 8. Without a ground game, he could continue to see targets.
Jordan Matthews, WR, Buffalo Bills – Will he finally break out for the Bills? They’ll likely have to pass more playing from behind against Atlanta.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks – Doug Baldwin is hurting. Could Richardson pick up some slack against the Colts?
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – Solid option if Jordan Reed is out again.
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears – Will be playing from behind against the Pack, which should mean more looks.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – Two solid games in a row. Can he put up another one against the Steelers?
Cincinnati Bengals Defense – Cleveland should make the Bengals a nice streaming option.
Cleveland Browns – If Cincy plays like the first two weeks, this is a nice value pick.
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Calais Campbell
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 team defense rankings.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Denver Broncos
4. Arizona Cardinals
5. Green Bay Packers
6. Cincinnati Bengals
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Kansas City Chiefs
10. New England Patriots
11. Houston Texans
12. Tennessee Titans
13. Philadelphia Eagles
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. New York Jets
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Matt Bryant
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 kicker rankings.
1. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
4. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
5. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
7. Blair Walsh, Seattla Seahawks
8. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
9. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos
10. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders
12. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
13. Phil Dawson, Arizona Cardinals
14. Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins
15. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
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Travis Kelce leap
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 tight end rankings.
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
5. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
6. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
7. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
8. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
10. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
11. Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers
12. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
13. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
14. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
15. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
16. Evan Engram, New York Giants
17. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
18. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
20. Zach Miller, Chicago Bears
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2017 NFL Picks – Week 4

27 September 2017

Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 8-8 last week and my Survivor Pick (Green Bay) barely got by. I’ll take the Seahawks for my Survivor League pick.
Overall Record: 29-18 (.617)
Lock Picks: 3-0 (1.000)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W)
Green Bay over Chicago
Miami over New Orleans
Atlanta over Buffalo
Cincinnati over Cleveland
Dallas over Los Angeles Rams
Detroit over Minnesota
New England over Carolina
Jacksonville over New York Jets
Pittsburgh over Baltimore
Houston over Tennessee
Arizona over San Francisco
Philadelphia over Los Angeles Chargers
Tampa Bay over New York Giants
Denver over Oakland
Seattle over Indianapolis (Survivor Pick)
Kansas City over Washington
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Odell toe tap
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 wide receiver rankings.
1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
2. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
6. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
8. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
9. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
10. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
11. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
12. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
13. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
14. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
15. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
16. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
17. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
18. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
20. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
21. Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
22. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
23. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
24. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
25. Sammy Watkins, Los Angeles Rams
26. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
27. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
28. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
30. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
31. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
32. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
33. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
34. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
35. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
35. Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
36. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
37. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
38. J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals
39. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
40. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
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Kareem Hunt
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 running back rankings.
1. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
7. Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings
8. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
9. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
11. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
14. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
15. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
16. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
17. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
18. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
19. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
20. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
21. Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
22. Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland Browns
23. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
24. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
25. Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
26. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
27. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
28. Ameer Abdullah, Detroit Lions
29. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
30. Javorius Allen , Baltimore Ravens
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
33. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
34. Wendell Smallwood, Philadelphia Eagles
35. Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
36. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
37. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
38. Bilal Powell, New York Jets
39. James White, New England Patriots
40. Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
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Aaron Rodgers throw
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 4 quarterback rankings.
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
4. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
5. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
6. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
8. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
11. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
13. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
14. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
15. Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos
16. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
17. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
18. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
19. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
20. Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
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Wendell Smallwood
There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters
Get ‘em
Geronimo Allison, WR, Green Bay Packers – 6 of 8 targets for 122 yards. If Cobb remains out, he’s worth an add as Green Bay can sustain three WRs with fantasy value.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 4 of 6 targets for 28 yards, TD. 15 catches through three games.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants – 7 of 10 targets for 133 yards, TD.
Wendell Smallwood, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 80 total yards. Should see more action with Darren Sproles out.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – 3 catches for 12 yards and TD after 91 yards last week.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – 301 yards, 2 TDs (2 picks) and 41 rushing. Impressive in first game against Belichick.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 3 of 6 targets for 95 yards, TD.
Travis Benjamin, WR, Los Angeles Chargers – 5 of 8 targets for 105 yards.
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars – Impressed with his 244 yard and 4 TDs passing and 18 yards rushing, but not convinced to add him.
Jacoby Brissett, QB, Indianapolis Colts – 259 yards, TD passing and 14 yards, 2 TDs rushing. Worth considering.
Jaron Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 2 of 6 targets for 27 yards, TD.
Brice Butler, WR, Dallas Cowboys – 2 catches for 90 yards, TD.
Corey Clement, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – 22 yards, TD.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 82 yards, mostly in garbage time. Maybe add in large leagues, but he’s still behind West and Allen.
Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins – 5 catches for 58 yards, TD. Worth considering if Reed is out again.
Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins – Pretty 52-yard TD catch. Nice to see, but would need to see more.
Bruce Ellington, WR, Houston Texans – 4 of 7 targets for 59 yards, TD.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 5 of 6 targets for 79 yards, TD.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – 292 yards and 3 TDs. Second quality game out of Goff. Still not one I’d trust.
Corey Grant, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 93 total yards in a blowout.
Ryan Griffin, TE, Houston Texans – 5 of 6 targets for 61 yards, 61 yards, TD.
Brian Hoyer, QB, San Francisco 49ers – 332 yards and a pair of TDs with a rushing TD as well. Two duds prior.
Adam Humphries, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 6 of 10 targets for 68 yards.
Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints – 42 total yards, TD. Not enough touches.
Case Keenum, QB, Minnesota Vikings – 369 yards, 3 TDs, 18 rushing yards.
Lance Kendricks, TE, Green Bay Packers – 2 of 3 targets for 52 yards, TD.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns – 242 yards, 2 TDs (3 picks), 44 rushing yard, TD.
Marcedes Lewis, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars – 4 of 5 targets for 62 yards and 3 TDs. Kudos for daily or best ball leagues, but not a reliable option.
David Njoku, TE, Cleveland Browns – 2 of 4 targets for 12 yards, TD. Second straight game with a TD, but only 59 yards through three games.
Paul Richardson, WR, Seattle Seahawks – 2 of 7 targets for 30 yards, TD. 3 solid games. Only worth adding to 14 team leagues.
Trent Taylor, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 3 of 4 targets for 32 yards and a score. Carlos Hyde and Pierre Garcon are their only viable options.
Luke Willson, TE, Seattle Seahawks – 3 of 4 targets for 54 yards, TD.
Robert Woods, QB, Los Angeles Rams – 6 of 7 targets for 108 yards. Had just 61 yards in two games prior.
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Jay Cutler Dolphins
Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Jay Cutler, QB, Miami Dolphins – Only the Saints an Patriots (6) have allowed more passing TDs than the Jets.
DeShone Kizer, QB, Cleveland Browns – Indy has allowed 307 yards per game, and it’s not like they faced top passing offenses in the Rams and Cardinals.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans – Log shot starting against Belichick, but his rushing ability makes him a desperation play.
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Philadelphia Eagles – Hasn’t done much, but the Giants have allowed 133.5 rushing yards per game.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants – Paul Perkins has been terrible (1.9 ypc). Maybe Darkwa gets a chance.
Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals – Outplayed Kerwynn Williams last week. Could have solidified his role.
Shane Vereen, RB, New York Giants – 12 receptions already. Likely busy once again against the Eagles.
Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions – Lions will have to pass plenty to keep up with Atlanta.
Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants – Has been ineffective early, but I don’t think the wheels have fallen completely off.
Eli Rogers, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers – Brown, Bell and Bryant draw the attention. Rogers should be able to feed off it.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Atlanta Falcons – Julio and the running game command so much attention that Sanu has room to operate.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – Could hook up with Cutler for a deep one.
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears – 10 catches in two games. Bears need to throw to someone.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Baltimore Ravens – Big game last week. Solid bet for looks against the Jags.
Cleveland Browns Defense – Indy’s offense makes Cleveland attractive as a streaming option.
Miami Dolphins Defense – The Jets make the ‘Fins a nice streaming defense option.
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