Fantasy Football Week 4: Starts, Sits For Eagles-Packers Thursday Night Game


With regards to fantasy football, Week 4 arguably is the final week where you can say you’re still assessing your team. In essence, you should be pretty sure — or at least close — to knowing what your team is at this juncture.

Because of that, you might be in a spot where this is a make-or-break week.

Getting off to a good start with the Thursday night game is pivotal. And this week’s Thursday game pits the Philadelphia Eagles against the Green Bay Packers in a matchup that has plenty of notable fantasy players.

So, here’s who you should start and sit in Eagles vs. Packers:

Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles. Sure, he’s getting made fun of online by that guy who saved a bunch of babies from a fire in Philly. But not only did he handle that situation with grace. He’s also not as bad as it might seem. Agholor has eight receptions in each of his last two games. He’s also caught three touchdown passes in that span. There’s value there, even if Alshon Jeffery comes back (more on him later).

Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles. Even if his role in the passing game diminishes this week, Sanders still sees plenty of action as a rusher. He’ll probably get used enough to warrant a start.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers. He’s Green Bay’s clear No. 2 receiver behind Davante Adams, and Week 3 was his best showing so far this season. The Eagles’ pass defense is suspect, and it’ll have its hands full with MVS in addition to Adams.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers. This should be a no-brainer, but Rodgers’ average start might have you second-guessing yourself. Don’t, especially against this Philly pass defense.

Eagles defense. The rush defense is fine, but the Eagles have a tough time stopping things in the air. That’s not great against Rodgers.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles. He’ll be a welcome addition after missing Week 3 and most of Week 2, but the impact he’ll have out of the chute remains to be seen. On a good week, he’s a WR 2/3 — or even a FLEX — so a rain check this week might be wise.

Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers. The third option in the air for Green Bay, he really hasn’t seen much action this season despite a Week 2 touchdown. You should look elsewhere this Thursday.

Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers. He actually got more carries than Aaron Jones in Week 3, but both touchdowns on the ground went to Jones. The Eagles are good at stopping the run, so if there’s any Packers running back you should be starting, it’s Jones.

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