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NFL Week 4 Fantasy Picks

Add of the Week – Tarik Cohen, RB, Chicago Bears

There is no logical explanation for why Tarik Cohen is rostered in only 44.2% of ESPN fantasy football leagues. He managed to carry the ball 12 times in Week Three, the most of his rookie career so far. Jordan Howard may be the featured back in the Bears offense, but Tarik Cohen is the logical receiving threat out of the backfield. The Bears offense is severely lacking good pass catchers, and Cohen has proven to be a top option in the passing game. While he may not be an every-down back with Howard healthy, expect top 24 performances in PPR leagues every week. With Howard’s injury history, he could end up being the focal point of the Bears offense.

Buy, Sell, Hold

Buy – Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Try and get all the shares of Joe Mixon that you can before it’s too late. Arguably the most talented running back in this year’s NFL Draft, he is overlooked because of the veteran competition in his backfield. Fear not, as time and time again, Jeremy Hill has proven to us that he is not a consistent football player, while Gio Bernard has proved that he is not durable. Additionally, the Bengals hired Bill Lazor as their offensive coordinator after Week Three, and there is a reason to expect Mixon to be the feature back in a potentially powerful Bengals offense. He exploded this past Sunday in a tough matchup with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field for 18 carries for 62 yards, with 3 receptions for 39 yard, which is a great stat line for an up and coming rookie. He played 52% of snaps, and that number should only rise after his talent is realized. Current Mixon owners may be trying to sell him after one good week, so be the first in their line.

Sell – Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

The household name aspect of Larry Fitzgerald combined with his excellent performance on Monday Night against the Dallas Cowboys will be the first thing people think of when seeing Larry Fitzgerald’s name. While a solid WR2 option in PPR and Standard scoring leagues, don’t expect him to put up 13 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown every week. With a combined 9 catches for 100 yards in the first two weeks, Week Three should be considered an outlier. Try and sell him to owners in your league who think that he is finally back in form. At 34 years old, it will be tough to keep that pace up for the entire season.

Hold – Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Do not drop or trade Andrew Luck. He has not played yet in the 2017 NFL season, but early indications are that he will be back in practice this week. Head Coach Chuck Pagano has ruled him out for this weekend’s game at Seattle, but keep him on your team. One of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL, Andrew Luck will be fantastic for your team once healthy again. The Colts are letting his shoulder rehab to the maximum, and his offensive weapons are the same as last year when he averaged 19 points per game. Trust the talent, and make sure that Andrew Luck is rostered on your team for when he comes back healthy.

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