Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers dominates in week 4 earning them the top fantasy performances of the week. Manning and the New York Giants got the fourth week of the season rolling on Thursday Night blowing out the Washington Redskins 45-14. Heading into the matchup this game had the making to be a huge fantasy game but turned one sided early in the first half.
The Giants quarterback finished the night completing 28 of 39 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns. Manning got the night started connecting with tight end Larry Donnell on a five yard pass to put the Giants up 7-0 in the first quarter. The two continued their success in the second quarter as Manning hit Donnell on two more touchdown passes both six yards. Manning also found the end zone on a one yard keeper early in the fourth quarter.
Victor Cruz added six catches for 108 yards while running back Andre Williams added 66 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. In the losing effort Alfred Morris rushed for 63 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown. The Giants defense also performed well recording four interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two sacks.
In Chicago, Rodgers big game helped the Green Bay Packers dominate the Bears 38-17 helping to silence much of the criticism about the team’s early struggles. Rodgers finished the game completing 22 of 28 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Rodgers was one of a few members of this game to put together strong fantasy games including teammates Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson.
Cobb finished with seven catches 113 yards and two touchdowns while teammate Nelson pulled in 10 catches for 108 yards and touchdowns. Eddie Lacy rushed for 48 yards with one touchdown and added 11 yards on one catch. In the loss Matt Forte rushed for 122 yards and added 49 yards on five receptions. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall each added touchdown receptions. Martellus Bennett led the way for the Bears pulling in nine catches for 134 yards.
Here are some of the other top fantasy performances from week 4.
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs: Charles played a key part in the Chiefs blowout win over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs running back rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries including a touchdown and added a pair of touchdown receptions.
Kansas City Chiefs Defense: The Chiefs defense dominated Tom Brady from the start to the finish of the game. The team finished with three sacks, one fumble recovery, and two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown.
Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens: Smith Sr had his chance to deliver a knockout blow to his former team the Carolina Panthers and he did just that. The Ravens receiver pulled in seven catches for 139 yards with two touchdowns in the team’s 38-10 in Baltimore.
DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys: Murray continues to be one of the top rushers in the NFL after week 4. The Cowboys running back rushed for 149 yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns in the team’s 38-17 win over the New Orleans Saints.