Fantasy Football Roundup: Week 4
The NFL had its first COVID-19 outbreak this week, causing the Steelers-Titans game to be rescheduled to Week 7.
With a minor scare for the Patriots-Chiefs game after Cam Newton tested positive, the rest of the league remained unscathed and on schedule.
Every Tuesday, we recap notable fantasy performances from the previous week's games. Let's take a look at Week 4:
Broncos 37 - Jets 28
Brett Rypien got the start for the Broncos Thursday night, throwing for 242 yards and 2 TDs while also throwing 3 INTs in the 2nd half. Melvin Gordon had 107 yards and 2 TDs while Tim Patrick led Broncos receivers with 113 yards and a TD. For the Jets, Sam Darnold had 230 yards through the air and a career high 84 yards on the ground. Jamison Crowder had 104 yards on 7 catches, leading all Jets receivers.
Saints 35 - Lions 29
Drew Brees had 246 yards and 2 TDs this week for the Saints, while Alvin Kamara once again showed how much of a dual threat RB he can be with 83 yards and a TD on the ground along with 36 yards through the air. Latavius Murray had 2 rushing TDs this week, while Tre'Quan Smith was on the receiving end of both of Brees' TDs. Matthew Stafford threw for 3 TDs, while Adrian Peterson picked up 1 on the ground for the Lions. Kenny Golladay made a successful return to the lineup, grabbing 4 balls for 62 yards and a TD.
Chargers 31 - Buccaneers 38
Tom Brady exploded this week, throwing for 369 yards and 5 TDs while the Bucs' Ronald Jones had 20 carries for 111 yards. Mike Evans, Scotty Miller and OJ Howard were on the receiving end of Brady's TDs. Howard was feared to be lost for the year with an achilles injury during the game. Justin Herbert went 20-25 for 290 yards and 3 TDs. The big story out of LA though is Austin Ekeler going down with an hyper extended knee and significant hamstring injury.
Unreal completion from @TomBrady to OJ Howard 😱 #GoBucs 📺: #TBvsDEN on FOX 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app:… https://t.co/6B5sU2u4xL— NFL (@NFL) 1601242851.0
Jaguars 25 - Bengals 33
Joe Burrow got his first win in a Bengals uniform this week throwing for 300 yards and a TD. Joe Mixon had a breakout game, going for 151 yards and 2 TDs on 25 carries. AJ Green continues to be absent from the Bengals offense, only garnering 1 catch for 2 yards. Gardner Minshew III had 351 yards and 2 TDs through the air, both to DJ Chark Jr, who had 95 of Minshew's passing yards. James Robinson had an efficient day, gaining 107 all purpose yards on 21 touches.
Vikings 31 - Texans 23
Minnesota beat Houston this week, dropping the Texans to 0-4 and costing Bill O'Brien his job. The Vikings continued to feed Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen the ball, both players were over 100 yards and accounted for 217 of Kirk Cousins' 260 yards passing. Dalvin Cook had 130 yards and 2 TDs as well. For Houston, Deshaun Watson had 300 yards and 2 TDs, while David Johnson could only muster 63 yards on 16 carries. Will Fuller had over 100 yards and a TD.
The only rookie WR with a 90+ PFF grade through four weeks since '06: 🔹 2020 Justin Jefferson - (90.6) https://t.co/4rPBn0GOQm— PFF (@PFF) 1601909029.0
Seahawks 31 - Dolphins 23
The Seahawks continued its tour with the AFC East this week, stomping a spunky Dolphins squad in Miami. Russell Wilson had 360 yards and 2 TDs through the air, while Chris Carson had 80 yards and 2 TDs on the ground. DK Metcalf was the only Seahawks receiver over the century mark. Ryan Fitzpatrick had 300 yards but also 2 costly INTs. Devante Parker led Dolphins' wide receivers with 110 yards.
Browns 49 - Cowboys 38
Baker Mayfield led an efficient Browns scoring attack with 165 yards and 2 TDs through the air. Kareem Hunt had 2 TDs on he ground after Nick Chubb exited the game with an ankle injury. Odell Beckham Jr had 2 TDs through the air as well as a rushing TD for the Browns. Dak Prescott was brilliant again this week, throwing for over 500 yards and 4 TDs. The Cowboys couldn't get anything going on the ground, as Ezekiel Elliott had 54 yards on 12 carries. Ceedee Lamb was on the receiving end of 2 of Dak's TD passes.
Updated #Browns notes with @ByGeorgeThomas • Jarvis Landry proud to reach 100th #NFL game — his "Joe Thomas stat"… https://t.co/MUbcR2O7S1— Nate Ulrich (@Nate Ulrich) 1601585768.0
Cardinals 21 - Panthers 31
Carolina shocked the Cardinals this week, holding one of the leagues top offenses in check. Kenyan Drake was stifled on the ground, averaging only 2.7 yards on 13 carries. Kyler Murray had 133 yards on 33(!) attempts while also contributing 78 yards on the ground. Teddy Bridgewater had 276 yards and 2 TDs through the air along with one on the ground. Mike Davis had 84 yards and a TD on the ground for the Panthers.
Ravens 31 - Washington 17
Lamar Jackson had 193 yards and 2 TDs through the air, adding 53 yards and a TD on the ground for the Ravens as they coasted past Washington this week. Mark Andrews was on the receiving end of both of Jackson's TDs. Dwayne Haskins had 314 yards through the air, while Antonio Gibson had 128 all purpose yards and a TD for Washington. Terry McLaurin had over 100 yards to lead Washington's receiving core
Giants 9 - Rams 17
The Rams struggled on offense this week agains the Giants. Jared Goff only had 200 yards through the air for the Rams while Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson Jr combined for 59 yards rushing. Cooper Kupp saved his fantasy day, taking a slant for a long TD late in the game. Daniel Jones had very little time to throw the ball, only amassing 190 yards while Devonta Freeman only mustered 33 yards on 11 carries.
Bills 30 - Raiders 23
Josh Allen continued to produce for Buffalo this week, throwing for 288 yards and 2 TDs. Stefon Diggs had 115 yards through the air, while Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis each had a receiving TD. Devin Singletary had 76 all purpose yards and a TD as well. Derek Carr had a good day throwing the ball, amassing over 300 yards and 2 TDs. Darren Waller had 88 yards but also had a costly fumble late in the game. Josh Jacobs was held in check, gaining 48 yards on 15 carries.
ALLEN TO DIGGS! 🔥 #BillsMafia https://t.co/lUxHLgCwkP— Tobacco Roots (@Tobacco Roots) 1601852548.0
Colts 19 - Bears 11
Philip Rivers had 190 yards and a TD for the Colts this week, while Jonathan Taylor had 68 yards on the ground in a low scoring affair with the Bears. Nick Foles had 249 yards and a TD, while David Montgomery had nowhere to run, gaining 27 yards on 10 carries. Allen Robinson was the lone bright spot for Chicago, going over 100 yards and a TD.
Eagles 25 - 49ers 20
The Eagles shocked the 49ers on Sunday night behind an opportunistic defense and an efficient Carson Wentz. Wentz threw for 193 yards and a TD, while also contributing 37 yards and a TD on the ground. The 49ers benched Nick Mullens after two costly INTs for CJ Beathard. Jerrick McKinnon had 54 yards and a TD, while Brandon Aiyuk took an end around for a score as well.
Patriots 10 - Chiefs 26
New England struggled on offense without Cam Newton at QB. Brian Hoyer and Jarett Stidham struggled to get anything going against the Chiefs. Damien Harris had 100 yards for the Patriots, while Damiere Byrd led the receivers with 80 yards. Patrick Mahomes had 236 yards and 2 TDs, one going to Tyreek Hill and the other going to Mecole Hardman.
Falcons 16 - Packers 30
Matt Ryan had 285 yards through the air for the Falcons, but it wasn't enough to stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packers from dropping the Falcons to 0-4. Rodgers had 4 TDs and 327 yards through the air. Robert Tonyan had 98 yards and 3 of Rodgers' 4 TDs. Aaron Jones had 71 yards on 15 carries for the Packers. Todd Gurley scored both of the Falcons TDs on the ground, while also gaining 57 yards on 16 carries.
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France vs Argentina World Cup Final Betting Preview: Can Lionel Messi Capture That Elusive World Cup Title?
Picking up where they left off in 2018, the French National Team led by 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe have found their way back into the finals as they look to be the first back-to-back World Cup Champions since Brazil’s dominant runs in 1958 and 1962. Standing between that incredible feat for the defending champions is Argentina, who currently have their superstar, Lionel Messi, in top form. Messi is finding ways to create passes no one can see and he’s done it multiple times, assisting three goals (tied for the most) throughout the tournament. The legend is also scoring goals of his own and is tied with Kylian Mbappe (5 goals) for Golden Boot honors in this year’s World Cup. Regardless, soccer fans around the world are in for a treat on Sunday at 10:00 AM EST as two of the best players in the world face each other for their country’s World Cup glory.
After winning Group D, France defeated Poland in the Round of 16, England in the quarterfinals, and a strong Morocco team in the semis to advance to the Final. On the other side of the bracket, Argentina won Group C and dispatched Australia in the Round of 16. Messi and the Argentinians were then tested in the quarterfinals, needing a penalty shootout to defeat the Netherlands after blowing a late two-goal lead. Finally, Argentina played perhaps their best match of the tournament against Croatia in the semi-finals, winning 3-0. Now the stage is set for a blockbuster finale between two powerhouses featuring some of the top players in the world.
Note (from FanDuel Sportsbook): No team will play at home during Qatar's World Cup. For betting purposes, FanDuel explains that: “Home Team refers to the team listed first, Away Team refers to the second team listed.”
Argentina (-104) vs. France (-112)
Argentina Keys To Victory
Lionel Messi has played incredibly for Argentina throughout this World Cup. He is leaving opposing defenders in the dust, taking on multiple players at once, dragging them away from his teammates, which is opening up the field for his fellow goal scorers. Every time Messi has the ball at his feet, there seems to be more than one threat. Messi is playing just as well as he always has in 2022. He’s served his team as a playmaker and as a goal-scorer in Qatar. He’s also had some help from Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez who’s scored a handful of goals in this World Cup (including two in Argentina’s decisive victory over Croatia). If Alvarez and Messi are able to link up while on the attack, the depleted French defense and midfield could be in for some trouble.
France Keys To Victory
One of the biggest headlines heading into this World Cup Final is the return of French striker Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid star and winner of this year’s Ballon D’Or hurt his hamstring in one of France’s first practices soon after arriving in Qatar. He flew back to Madrid where he immediately completed his recovery work which was set at three weeks from the time of injury. Right now, Benzema is flying back to Doha and could be starting for France in the final. At the moment, France’s HC Didier Deschamps has declined to comment on whether or not he will be including KB9 in the starting lineup. France’s ball movement has been excellent throughout the tournament, but their key to victory against Argentina will be efficient defense. Over the last few games, France’s defense seems to have slowed down. Not only will they need to stop Messi, but they will need to turn defensive stops into counterattacks. Mbappe and Olivier Giroud (four goals thus far in the tournament) will need to be electric on offense and test the Argentinian keeper. Antoine Griezmann may be an x-factor for France as he has three assists in this World Cup and was inches away from scoring against Morocco.
It’s only fitting that Lionel Messi will finally hoist the World Cup trophy in his last World Cup match. Expect him to score a goal and lead his team to victory in a tightly contested battle.
The Pick: Argentina (-104)
World Cup Final Best Prop Bets
Kylian Mbappe: To Score Or Give Assist (+100)
Mbappé has been relatively quiet over France’s last few games. Still, he is the main wing on France’s team who is capable of breaking down defenses through his skillful technique and ridiculous speed. He currently is tied with Messi for the most goals in the 2022 World Cup. If he isn’t able to score in this game, then expect him to at least make an assist. For France to win this one, the 23-year-old will need to have a big game.
Lionel Messi: Anytime Goalscorer (+190)
Messi has stepped up his performance big time this World Cup. If you have watched Argentina play in this tournament, you know how crucial of a role Messi has played in the team’s success. He is tied for the most goals in the tournament with Mbappe and has a great chance of putting the ball in the net at some point during Sunday’s big match. This is a particularly great prop to target since Messi takes all of Argentina’s penalty shots and has converted four-of-five throughout the tournament.
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Here’s Why December Is The Best Month To Join FanDuel
Calling every sports fan across the globe! The best month for all things sports is here: December. NFL and CFB are getting into the thick of things — I mean, we are finally not seeing Alabama and Clemson in the CFP, not to mention both the NBA and NHL are underway and college basketball just tipped off!
Despite all of these different sporting events going on, the World’s biggest Sporting event is down to the Semifinals, the World Cup.
Although Soccer is the World's most popular sport, it still struggles to gain support in the US. However, every 4 years Soccer takes the country by storm and this year, and these last few games are going to be amazing.
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