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Week 4 fantasy football rankings: Look for big things from Zeke Elliot

Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has a tasty matchup against the Rams this week. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Below are my PPR fantasy rankings for Week 4. Most leagues are using points per reception these days, so take that into consideration when looking at the ranks. Six points are awarded for every receiving and rushing TD, and four points for every passing TD. If you are playing in a non-PPR league, pass-catching running backs lose a bit of value and so do possession receivers. Make sure you check the status of players that have been limited or out of practice.

I will update rankings throughout the week. If you have any start-sit questions, feel free to hit me up at @jordanpfx on Twitter, and I will do my best to get to every question. Include your scoring system with your questions. Good luck!

QB

1 T. Brady NE

2 A. Rodgers GB

3 D. Brees NO

4 R. Wilson SEA

5 M. Ryan ATL

6 P. Rivers LAC

7 A. Dalton CIN

8 C. Palmer ARI

9 C. Wentz PHI

10 D. Prescott DAL

11 T. Siemian DEN

12 M. Mariota

13 K. Cousins WAS

14 A. Smith KC

15 M. Stafford DET

16 E. Manning NYG

17 D. Carr OAK

18 D. Watson HOU

19 B. Roethlisberger PIT

20 J. Cutler MIA

21 T. Taylor BUF

22 B. Bortles JAC

23 J. Goff LAR

24 J. Winston TBRB


1 E. Elliott DAL

2 D. Freeman ATL

3 K. Hunt KC

4 T. Gurley LAR

5 D. Cook MIN

6 L. Bell PIT

7 L. McCoy BUF

8 J. Ajayi MIA

9 L. Fournette JAC

10 C. Hyde SF

11 T. Montgomery GB

12 J. Howard CHI

13 M. Gordon LAC

14 C. Carson SEA

15 D. Murray TEN

16 J. Mixon CIN

17 C. Anderson DEN

18 C. McCaffrey CAR

19 M. Ingram NO

20 T. Cohen CHI

21 C. Thompson WAS

22 T. Coleman ATL

23 M. Gillislee NE

24 D. Johnson CLE

25 L. Miller HOU

26 M. Lynch OAK

27 J. White NE

28 J. Allen BAL

29 F. Gore IND

30 W. Smallwood PHI

31 T. West BAL

32 L. Blount PHI 

33 J. Rodgers TB

34 T. Riddick DET

35 A. Abdullah DET

36 B. Powell NYJ 

37 I. Crowell CLE

38 A. Kamara NO

39 A. Ellington ARI

40 S. Vereen NYG

41 J. Charles DEN

42 D. Foreman HOU

43 G. Bernard CIN

44 J. Stewart CAR

45 D. Henry TEN

46 C. Johnson ARI

47 A. Peterson NO

48 C. Sims TB

 

WR

1 A. Brown PIT  

2 A. Green CIN  

3 O. Beckham NYG  

4 J. Nelson GB  

5 J. Jones ATL   

6 D. Bryant DAL 

7 M. Thomas NO

8 K. Allen LAC  

9 B. Cooks NE  

10 D. Baldwin SEA *Game-time decision. He may be limited if he plays. Consider other options.

11 D. Parker MIA  

12 D. Hopkins HOU

13 S. Diggs MIN 

14 T. Hill KC  

15 M. Evans TB  

16 D. Adams GB

17 D. Thomas DEN  

18 G. Tate DET  

19 E. Sanders DEN  

20 C. Hogan NE 

21 A. Jeffery PHI  

22 L. Fitzgerald ARI

23 A. Thielen MIN  

24  J. Landry MIA

25  S. Watkins LA

26 R. Cobb GB  

27 A. Cooper OAK

28 W. Snead NO  

29 R. Matthews TEN

30 M. Bryant PIT  

31 D. Jackson TB 

32 P. Garcon SF 

33 D. Amendola NE  

34 J. Crowder WAS  

35 S. Shepard NYG   

36 K. Benjamin CAR 

37 M. Lee JAC

38 T. Hilton IND 

39 C. Kupp LAR 

40 K. Britt CLE   

41 T. Pryor WAS  

42 M. Sanu ATL  

43 J. Nelson ARI  

44 J. Maclin BAL  

45 J. Brown ARI 

46 M. Crabtree OAK     No practice Friday

47 K. Wright CHI  

48 A. Hurns JAC

 

TE

1 R. Gronkowski NE 

2 T. Kelce KC  

3 Z. Ertz PHI 

4 J. Graham SEA  

5 D. Walker TEN

6  J. Cook OAK

7 C. Clay BUF

8 C. Brate TB

9  K. Rudolph MIN  

10 R. Griffin HOU

11 J. Witten DAL

12 M. Bennett GB 

13 E. Ebron DET

14 B. Watson BAL  

15 V. Davis WAS 

16 A. Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 

17 E. Engram NYG  

18 H. Henry LAC   

19 C. Fleener NO   

20 J. Doyle IND   

21 J. Thomas MIA  

22 D. Njoku CLE  

23 A. Gates LAC 

24 M. Lewis JAC  

 

DEF

1 Seahawks 

2 Jaguars 

3 Vikings

4 Giants

5 Broncos

6 Packers

7 Bengals

8 Steelers

9 Cardinals

10 Chiefs 

11 Patriots 

12 Lions 

13 Buccaneers 

14 Ravens 

15 Falcons 

16 Eagles 

17 Texans 

18 Rams 

19 Panthers 

20 Titans 

21 Jets 

22 49ers 

23 Cowboys 

24 Saints 

 

Kicker

1 S. Gostkowski NE

2 M. Bryant ATL

3 D. Bailey DAL

4 B. Walsh SEA 

5 W. Lutz NO 

6 J. Tucker BAL

7 R. Succop TEN  

8 J. Elliott PHI  

9 M. Prater DET

10 M. Crosby GB

11 N. Folk TB 

12 H. Butker KC  

13 P. Dawson ARI

14 B. McManus DEN 

15 K. Fairbairn HOU 

16 R. Bullock CIN 

17 C. Boswell PIT 

18 G. Tavecchio OAK  

19 C. Parkey MIA 

20 G. Zuerlein LAR

21 G. Gano CAR

22 J. Myers JAC 

23 K. Forbath MIN 

24 D. Hopkins WAS 

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Dr. Rick warns his patients, young homeowners who are turning into their parents, you can expect to pay more for snacks and drinks at a movie theater. It's the same deal at a professional sports venue. Three years ago, I put a down payment on a cheeseburger at Toyota Center ... I still have three more payments to go before I get it.

But this is ridiculous. The PGA Championship, the lesser (least) of golf's majors, is charging $18 for a beer, a 25-ounce Michelob Ultra, at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. It's $19 for a Stella Artois. You can buy a six-pack for less at the supermarket. Aren't there laws against price gouging, like during a hurricane? Isn't Tulsa where the Golden Hurricanes play? Get FEMA in here. Did tournament directors get together and ponder, how can we piss off our fans? Sure, it's Tulsa and there's not much else to do, but that's no excuse.

Charging $18 for a beer makes the concession stands at Minute Maid Park look like a Sunday morning farmer's market. A 25-ounce domestic beer during an Astros game is $13.49. A 25-ounce premium beer is $14.45. Yeah, that's high for a beer, but at Minute Maid Park there are lots of hands in the till. Aramark wants to make a profit, the taxman has big mitts, and the Astros want their cut, too. Look, you want to sign Kyle Tucker and Yordan Alvarez to an extension or not? Then drink up and don't complain. Some quiet grumbling and head-shaking is permitted, however.

You know the PGA Championship is charging too much for a beer when even the rich pampered players take notice. "18 (!!!!!) for a beer ... uhhh what," former PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas tweeted. "Good thing I don't drink a lot."

Like he will be in line for a beer at a public concession booth, anyway.

Of course there will be fans sneaking in beer in baggies strapped to their ankles, like stuffing your pockets with store-bought Snickers before going to the movies. It doesn't have to be this way. The Masters, the most prestigious golf event, charges only $5 for both domestic and imported beer. I know it's a gimmick, part of The Masters mystique along with pimento sandwiches for $1.50, but still it's a welcome gesture. You never lose when you treat the public fairly. When Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened in Atlanta, Falcons owner Arthur Blank insisted that food vendors charge the same inside the stadium as they do at their regular restaurants. Same thing when Denver International Airport opened, fast food restaurants couldn't jack up their prices to their captive customers. Here? There needs to be a loan window outside the Cinnabon booth at Bush-Intercontinental.

Except for the Masters in Augusta, golf's majors aren't tied to a city. A major comes to a city maybe every few years or in most cases never. There's no need to ride into a city like the James Gang, rob the local bank, and high tail it out of town. Golf should be the last professional sport to stick it to fans. While the game has made strides to open its arms to lower-income youths, golf remains an elitist, extremely expensive sport for regular folk. Equipment is expensive, private courses are exclusive and country clubs are exclusionary. Public courses are less expensive but still expensive and crowded. Plus there's never been a professional sport more dangerously dominated by one person than golf. I can imagine network executives on their knees praying that Tiger Woods makes the cut and plays on weekends. Otherwise, TV ratings go straight into the toilet, you know, like whatever team Mattress Mack is betting on. (I joke because I love, and frankly a little scared.)

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