Week 4 Standard Player Rankings
It’s hard for me to believe that a quarter of the fantasy football season will be over next week. Fantasy basketball and baseball go on much longer for each quarter of the season but football is a fast paced game. Hopefully, your team has at least one win to start the year as it will be difficult to come back from an 0-3 start to make the playoffs.
Bad luck and injuries can ruin any season but there is nothing like getting off to a horrible start and not even seeing a win. For those of you that are flying high at 3-0 the season is looking good and a loss or two that comes your way is much more manageable that for those with poor starts.
As it happens every year we find players that were supposed to be top twenty fantasy options that disappoint and fail to get the job done. You can hardly blame a player like Ryan Grant as he suffered an injury week one, and his failure is clearly not because of poor performance.
Other options like receiver Michael Crabtree haven’t come close to the hopes that many fantasy owners wanted to see him perform at. I didn’t draft Crabtree in any of my leagues this year (in eight) because he was only in his second season and didn’t play a snap in the preseason.
For many players that time of year doesn’t mean much but for a young receiver it should. Last year Crabtree played well, but it seems defenses are paying attention to him now. He should still bounce back later in the year but for now he is hardly worth using except for a bye week fill in.
NFL fantasy football player rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com