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Studs and Duds: Fantasy Football Week 4

Russell’s Picks

Stud: WR/QB Terrelle Pryor Sr., Cleveland Browns 

Pryor has come a long way as a wide receiver and while he isn’t going to a Pro Bowl any time soon, he is the best option the Browns have. With Josh Gordon deciding to focus on rehab for marijuana full-time and rookie wide out Corey Coleman still a few weeks away from returning after his breaking his hand, Pryor has become the team’s number one receiving option, but may also see time at quarterback with the Browns’ QB situation in flux. Pryor is definitely a WR3 or Flex option, not only this week against Washington, but for the foreseeable future as well.

Dud: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets 

Fitzpatrick had a game to forget in Week 3 against the Chiefs. The Jets’ signal-caller threw six interceptions and no touchdowns as the Chiefs secondary stifled the Jets aerial attack. The good news: last week’s game is in the past. The bad news: The Jets play a Seattle Seahawks defense that is the best in the league this week. Seattle’s defense comes into Week 4 allowing just over 12 points per game and boasts a secondary featuring Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. Don’t be surprised if Fitzpatrick and the Jets stay out of the endzone for a second straight week.

Josh’s Picks

Stud: RB Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears 

With starter Jeremy Langford going down last week with a severe ankle sprain, Howard will receive the bulk of the carries for Chicago the next few weeks.  Howard has the potential to have a big game against a less-than-impressive Lions defense. In limited time against Dallas, he had 45 yards on nine carries to go along with four catches for 47 yards. He is only owned in about 75 percent of the leagues according to ESPN. So he could be a good pick up for a team struggling at RB in standard leagues.

Dud: WR Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Evans is having a spectacular season so far and has scored a touchdown in all 3 games. His streak may be coming to an end this week as he faces an elite Denver secondary. Arizona has a better than average secondary, but he will face another big test against the Aqib Talib, Chris Harris Jr. and TJ Ward. While Evans will continue to have a great year, expect to see his ridiculous numbers shrink against the Broncos.