Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 4, 2022: Model says start Cordarrelle Patterson, sit Davante Adams – CBS Sports

  • September 30, 2022

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The Seahawks’ Rashaad Penny was the hottest running back during the Fantasy football playoffs last year, but he hasn’t recaptured that same form this year. With Russell Wilson out of town, teams are loading the box against Seattle and Penny has yet to top 66 yards in a game. Still, he’s looking appealing for Week 4 Fantasy football lineups against the Lions’ porous run defense. No team has allowed more Fantasy points to opposing backs than Detroit, which automatically boosts Penny up the Week 4 Fantasy football rankings. Where should every player be in the Week 4 Fantasy football RB rankings? Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the Week 4 Fantasy football rankings from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine’s model beat human experts in Fantasy football for the past several seasons especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high on Jaguars running back James Robinson, saying he’d finish as a top-10 player at his position. The result: Robinson rushed 17 times for 100 yards and a touchdown, while also catching all three of his targets for 16 yards in Jacksonville’s win over the Chargers. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season. Head to SportsLine now to see them.
One player the model is high on this week: Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson. Perhaps miscast as a receiver for much of his career, Patterson has been a standout at running back. He ranks third in the NFL with 302 rushing yards, and playing with a mobile quarterback like Marcus Mariota has been a boon to Patterson’s production. Defenses have to think about Mariota running the ball on the read-option, which has opened up running lanes for Patterson.
Those lanes should be present when the Falcons host the Browns on Sunday. Only two teams have allowed more rushing touchdowns than Cleveland, and the Browns have allowed 204 scrimmage yards to opposing backs over the last two games alone. Given this advantageous matchup, the model pegs Patterson as an RB1 in all-sized leagues and it ranks him ahead of stars like Aaron Jones and Austin Ekeler in Week 4 Fantasy football rankings. See who else to target here.
And a massive shocker: Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, who’s scored a touchdown in every game this season, stumbles big-time and doesn’t even crack the top 20 at his position. After spending his first eight seasons in Green Bay, Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason. In his first game as a Raider, Adams hauled in 10 receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers. However, the veteran has recorded only seven receptions for 48 yards across his last two contests.
Adams and the Raiders will now face a stingy Denver Broncos defense. The Broncos are giving up just 170.3 passing yards per game this season, the third-best mark in the NFL. Denver has also allowed just one passing touchdown in its last two games, which doesn’t bode well for Adams’ Fantasy value this week. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Adams is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 4. See who else to fade here.
The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren’t even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Week 4 Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 4 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has outperformed experts big-time.
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