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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!


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



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



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  



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 



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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Nick Caserio's history of drafting injury prone players has become a problem. Composite Getty Image.

Nick Caserio was hired to serve as the general manager (GM) of the Texans on January 7, 2021. Some saw it as another nod to the organization's obsession with the Patriots. Others saw it as the team finally getting their guy after pursuing him previously. They were even hit with a tampering charge while trying to talk to him about the job. Since he's been on the job, there have been highs and lows.

Recently, the news about Kenyon Green and Derek Stingley Jr put a stain on his tenure. Green was placed on season-ending injured reserve (IR) and Stingley Jr is expected to be placed on IR, likely missing six to eight weeks, per Aaron Wilson. Both guys were Caserio's 2022 first rounders. Both guys are starting to look like busts and have fans a little more than just upset.

Green's case was curious because he was said to have needed surgery before he tore his labrum during the Saints preseason game. He had knee surgery this past offseason. There were knee injury concerns when he was coming out of A&M. Adding to his injuries, Green has played poorly. To make matters worse, the Chargers drafted fellow guard Zion Johnson two picks later. Johnson played all 17 games last season as a rookie at right guard and has moved to left guard this season. The pick used to draft Green was part of a trade back with the Eagles. They used the 13th overall pick to take Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis, a guy at a position this team could desperately use.

Stingley Jr was a highly touted recruit coming into LSU as a freshman. He played as well as any corner in the country that year. Oh, and they won a national title with arguably one of the best teams in college football history. His net two years in Baton Rouge were marred with injuries. Some believed his junior year was more him holding back to stay healthy for the draft. It worked because he was taken third overall, one spot ahead of Sauce Gardner. Gardner went on to be an All Pro as a rookie. While he's surrounded by more talent on the Jets' defense, people will forever link them because Stingley Jr hasn't lived up to expectations. He missed six games last season and is set to miss at least that many this season. When he has played, he's looked okay. “Okay” isn't what you want from a guy drafted third overall ahead of the other guy who was widely considered better than him.

For the 2021 draft, Caserio was handcuffed. He had no first or second rounders, and made a few trades that lessened his draft pool from eight to five picks. Of the five guys drafted that year, only Nico Collins seems to be a player. The 2022 draft was more productive. Although Green and Stingley Jr were the headliners and haven't played up to the hype, the others are carrying the load. Jalen Pitre and Dameon PIerce alone make that draft class dope. This past draft was seen as the one to save the franchise so to speak. Getting C.J. Stroud and Will Anderson Jr got the team a franchise quarterback and edge rusher with picks two and three overall. The price paid to move back up to three was hefty and puts more scrutiny on Anderson Jr. They appear, so far, to have also found a couple other nice players. Tank Dell being the hidden gem of this class.

While people can't, and shouldn't, base Caserio's performance strictly off of the guys he's drafted, one must call it into question. The '21 draft was a wash. The '22 draft looks suspect, but has some redeeming qualities. The '23 draft will most likely be his saving grace. But should it? Former Texans GM Rick Smith nailed almost every first rounder he drafted. Even he was almost run out of town because folks didn't like what he did. Why should Caserio be any different? So what if he cleaned up the mess by the previous regime! That's what he was hired to do!

“Keep that same energy!” That phrase is used when people try to hold others to different standards. Where's that energy everyone had for Bill O'Brien, Jack Easterby, Rick Smith, Gary Kubiak, David Culley, and Lovie Smith? When others weren't performing well, their heads were called for. I see some people holding Caserio accountable. For the most part, it appears as if he's getting a bit of a pass. I'll be interested to see if this continues should the team has another subpar season. If that pick they traded to the Cardinals is another top 10 pick and the Browns pick the Texans own isn't...if Green can't come back and/or Stingley Jr doesn't show any signs of being a lockdown corner...then what? Let's hope none of this comes to fruition. If it does, we'll have to revisit this conversation.

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