Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – Through four games this season, Jared Goff is averaging over 350 yards passing per contest, and has cemented himself as a legitimate MVP candidate. Goff is fresh off a 465 yard, five touchdown performance over the Vikings, and this week faces a Seahawks team on the road without star Safety Earl Thomas III. Goff has arguably the most talented group of receivers in the NFL in Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp, all of which broke the 100-yard mark in their game against the Vikings, and the trio has a chance to repeat that performance again this week. The firepower of the Rams will be too much for the Seahawks, and Goff should find his receivers with ease.
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – With Leonard Fournette out due to a nagging hamstring injury, Yeldon will be in line for a big workload in not only the run game but the passing game as well. Yeldon should receive all the touches necessary to have a big game against a Chiefs defense that’s ranked 28th against the run and just gave up 159 yards on the ground to the Broncos on Monday night.
Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons – There’s a receiver for the Atlanta Falcons who has six touchdown receptions through four games. That player isn’t Julio Jones, who, in fact, has no touchdown grabs this year – it’s rookie receiver Calvin Ridley. He should see enough looks from Matt Ryan, who’s averaging over 300 passing yards per game, and should take advantage of a Steelers defense that has been torched for much of this season.
Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers – It’s been a rough last two weeks for the Packers, who lost to the Redskins in Washington, and only mustered 22 points against the Bills at home. With that being said, they should be able to bounce back against the 1-3 Detroit Lions. Aaron Rodgers should be able to find Geronimo Allison, the Packers leading receiver, who’s starting to become the Packers number two wideout behind Randall Cobb.
Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings are dead last in the NFL in rushing. The Eagles allow the fewest yards to opposing running backs. That should be enough to keep Dalvin Cook on your bench. If the Eagles defense has looked vulnerable in any area, it has been their pass defense, and the Vikings should rely on Kirk Cousins, who’s started seven games against the Eagles, tossing 16 touchdowns to just five interceptions.
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans – Derrick Henry may lead the Titans in rushing, but he hasn’t had any games with noticeable fantasy impact. Dion Lewis has been the back on the field for the Titans, given his catching ability, ultimately leaving Henry on the bench. Fantasy owners of Derrick Henry could even consider dropping him, as Henry has only averaged about 40 yards rushing per game.
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals – With rookie Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback for the Cardinals, the passing game started to show some life. It’s just been a down year for Larry Fitzgerald, who only averages 35 yards per game, and will be shadowed by Richard Sherman as the Cardinals travel to San Francisco. Don’t expect too much from Josh Rosen in his first road game, and look for the Cardinals to instead exploit the 49ers average run defense.
Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals – Shockingly, the Andy Dalton led Bengals are 3-1. Dalton deserves a ton of credit for that. He’s averaging 283 yards per game and has thrown at least two touchdowns in each game this season. Dalton saved the day for the Bengals last week playing in Atlanta against the Falcons, finding A.J. Green for the game-winning touchdown with just seconds remaining to cap off a 337 yard, three touchdown performance. This week, Dalton and the Bengals play host to the Miami Dolphins, who were just lit up for 38 points by Tom Brady.
Kerryon Johnson, Detroit Lions – The Lions may have found the running back they’ve long been looking for in Kerryon Johnson, and it’s time they feature him more in their offense. He became the first Lions running back to gain over 100 yards in a game in almost half a decade in Week 3, and is averaging 5.7 yards per carry. To Johnson’s benefit, his Lions play the Packers at home, a team that gives up over 100 yards per game and allows opposing running backs to pick 4.5 yards per carry.