Fantasy Football Week 4 Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em: Jalen Hurts ready to leave rough one behind and duel Chiefs


Tom Brady spent 20 years in New England before going to Tampa Bay in 2020. He helped the Patriots win six Super Bowls. He set countless records. And now he’s coming back to Gilette Stadium as an enemy.

This should be fun.

The Buccaneers-Patriots game might not be the best matchup in Week 4, but it definitely has the most drama. Brady vs. Bill Belichick for the first time will be exciting, but this should be bad news for New England.

Brady is coming off a loss in Week 3 when the Rams beat the Buccaneers 34-24, and he has history in his sights. He needs just 68 yards to break Drew Brees’ NFL career passing yardage record of 80,358 yards.

Brady should accomplish that feat in the first half — maybe the first quarter — and he’s having another amazing season. He’s a must-start Fantasy quarterback in all leagues, and he’s averaging 34.7 Fantasy points per game. That’s currently the best average of his illustrious career.

I don’t have to tell you to start Brady because you already know that. The same goes for Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski, who is also coming back to New England after spending nine years there.

The Buccaneers, who won a Super Bowl with Brady in 2020, are loaded with great Fantasy assets, including Antonio Brown, who you can read about below. They should be able to score at will against this New England defense.

Belichick benefitted in a big way with Brady on his side for 20 years. Now, he has to try and stop him. Good luck.

Editor’s Note: Projections are provided by CBS Sports and not Jamey Eisenberg. Projected points are for PPR leagues.

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Start ‘Em & Sit ‘Em

The way Jalen Hurts described how the Eagles played in Week 3 at Dallas is how I feel about my Start of the Week calls so far this year.

“You take you a deuce, you don’t sit there and look at it,” Hurts said. “You flush it and move on. We gonna flush it and move on.”

So far, my Start of the Week calls have gone rotten. Raheem Mostert (knee) got hurt in Week 1 at Detroit, Ben Roethlisberger stunk in Week 2 against Las Vegas and Ty’Son Williams was barely used in Week 3 against the Lions. But we’re gonna flush those and move on.

Hurts promises a better performance from the Eagles against the Chiefs, and I’m counting on him to lead the way. He’s the Start of the Week for Week 4.

Despite some inconsistent games from him the past two weeks against San Francisco and Dallas, he’s still scored at least 21 Fantasy points in each outing. His rushing has been solid with at least 35 yards on the ground in each game, and he’s averaging 59.7 rushing yards per game for the year.

He also passed for 326 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions at Dallas, with plenty of production in garbage time, and that could be the case again this week against the Chiefs. Philadelphia is a seven-point underdog at home, but this game has a projected score of 54.5 points, according to the Caesars Sportsbook.

Kansas City struggled with Lamar Jackson in Week 2 when he scored 33 Fantasy points, including 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns. And Justin Herbert scored 38 Fantasy points last week in Kansas City.

The Eagles have offensive line concerns with three starters out — Isaac Seumalo (foot), Brandon Brooks (pectoral) and Jordan Mailata (knee) — but Hurts should still be able to make plays. I expect him to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes as a Fantasy quarterback this week, and Hurts has top-five upside in all leagues.

He’s going to flush away his woes from the Cowboys game, and I’m with him on the previous Start of the Week suggestions. Hurts is headed for a big game in Week 4.

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Titans (at NYJ): The Titans defense has not been good this season. It has allowed an average of 28 points per game against Arizona, Seattle and Indianapolis, and Tennessee has just one turnover and seven sacks on the year. But this is a good week to trust the Titans DST against the Jets. The Jets are allowing an average of five sacks per game, Zach Wilson has seven interceptions already and the team has scored 20 points in three games against the Panthers, Patriots and Broncos.

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Cardinals (at LAR): The Cardinals DST has been solid so far this season. Arizona’s defense had six sacks, three turnovers and allowed just 13 points in Week 1 at Tennessee. And in Week 3 at Jacksonville, Arizona’s defense had a touchdown, three sacks, four turnovers and allowed just 13 points. But the Rams are a step up in competition. Matthew Stafford has been sacked just three times and has only one interception. The Rams are averaging 31.7 points per game, and the Cardinals DST should be reserved in all leagues.

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