Drew Brees, Tony Romo set for primetime fantasy shootout on Sunday Night Football. Brees will lead his New Orleans Saints in to Dallas to take on the Cowboys led by Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant. Each of these teams feature two of the bottom half defenses with the Saints allowing the 22nd most combined yards while the Cowboys are 20th.
Brees is set for a big game after failing to pass for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in any game this season. In week 1, Brees threw for over 300 but only one touchdown. He followed that performance up with back to back games with two touchdowns and at least 230 yards.
Romo on the other hand is still playing his way back into football shape after missing most of training camp and the preseason after off-season back surgery. Last week Romo finished the game with 217 and two touchdowns in a big Cowboys win after trailing the St. Louis Rams by 21 points.
The other key fantasy plays include Dez Bryant against a Saints secondary that has allowed the most yards to receivers in the NFL. Jimmy Graham is another key start going against a Cowboys defense that has allowed 290 yards and four touchdowns to opposing tight ends.
Here are some of the other key fantasy plays in week 4.
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers: Rivers is just one of a few key plays from the Chargers matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars enter this game allowing the most fantasy points to both the quarterback and running back positions. Rivers has been spectacular this season throwing for 778 yards and six touchdowns against three of the NFL’s better defenses.
Donald Brown, San Diego Chargers: The Chargers will lean on Brown after losing Ryan Mathews for multiple weeks and teammate Danny Woodhead for the entire season. This is a great week to take over the starting duties against a Jaguars defense that have not been able to slow down running backs allowing over 550 combined yards and six combined touchdowns.
Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings: Norv Turner will have to get creative in week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons with Teddy Bridgewater taking over at quarterback. We don’t expect Turner to rely heavy on the rookie quarterback making Asiata a great fantasy play against an Atlanta Falcons defense that has allowed a league high five rushing touchdowns. Asiata makes a cheaper option at $6,300 on fanduel in a week with six teams on bye.
Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens: This matchup is strictly based on Smith’s first matchup against the team he spent his first 13 NFL seasons with. The Carolina Panthers elected to let him go this off-season making way for a much younger and less experienced receiving corps. The pickup has worked out as he has recorded three straight double digit fantasy performances.