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

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Anyone who put their confidence in Giants running back Saquon Barkley this season has been rewarded handsomely, as he has produced an NFL-leading 408 scrimmage yards while scoring twice. Barkley is an automatic start in your Week 4 Fantasy football lineups as the Giants take on the Bears, but you’re sure to have more difficult Fantasy football start-sit decisions to make. Optimizing lineups is all about understanding the Fantasy football matchups, which is why you’ll need a reliable set of Week 4 Fantasy football rankings that take NFL injuries and the latest depth chart movement into account. 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.

Top Week 4 Fantasy football picks 

One player the model is high on this week: Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson. The Tennessee product was a first-round pick of the Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft as a wide receiver, but he never seemed to grasp the nuance of the position during the first several years of his NFL career. He was an elite kick returner and has reinvented himself as a running back in his 30s.

Patterson had 1,166 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns in his first season as Atlanta’s primary option at running back in 2021 and has been even better through the first three games of 2022. He’s had two 100-yard rushing efforts and has now rushed for 302 yards and two touchdowns. He’ll take on a Browns defense that has allowed 4.1 yards per carry, but even if the Falcons find themselves trailing and take to the air, you can count on Patterson to be heavily involved because of his receiving background. 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.

How to set Week 4 Fantasy football rankings

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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