Fantasy Football Sleepers: Benjamin privileged with matchup against Saints

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@CJourdan81

Here’s how the sleepers for last week scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring.

Ryan Tannehill: 24 points

Theo Riddick: 5 points

Jeremy Maclin: 4 points

Jason Witten: 3 points

Roberto Aguayo: 1 points

New York Giants D/ST: 0 points

 

Week 4 Picks

 

Quarterback: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers

Last week’s points: 12, This week’s projected: 24

Rivers threw for 330 yards last week in a loss to Indianapolis. He leads the Chargers offense in a matchup against the winless Saints on Sunday. The Saints’ secondary has been torched to start the year, so Rivers is a lock to score some points this week.

 

Running Back: Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons

Last week’s points: 27, This week’s projected: 10

Coleman scored three touchdowns last week against the Saints and goes up against a 1-2 Carolina team that’s struggling defensively Sunday. Look for Coleman to have an impact this week running and catching the ball out of the backfield.

 

Chargers receiver Travis Benjamin, formerly with the Browns, is expected to shine against the Saints on Sunday. (Nathan Rupert, Flickr)

Chargers receiver Travis Benjamin, formerly with the Browns, is expected to shine against the Saints on Sunday.
(Nathan Rupert, Flickr)

Wide Receiver: Travis Benjamin, San Diego Chargers

Last week’s points: 8, This week’s projected: 17

Benjamin and the Chargers face the Saints’ defense Sunday. The Saints are 0-3, with their defense not able to cover opposing receivers. Look for Benjamin to have a big week.

 

Tight End: Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks

Last week’s points: 16, This week’s projected: 10

Graham had his first great game of the season last week, catching six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. Seattle faces the Jets on Sunday. With cornerback Darrelle Revis covering Doug Baldwin, look for Graham to be a big target for Russell Wilson.

 

Kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins

Last week’s points: 19, This week’s projected: 8

Hopkins was great last week, making all five of his field goal attempts and both extra points. He’s been the highest-scoring kicker in fantasy thus far, so look for him to score well against Cleveland on Sunday.

 

Defense: New England Patriots

Last week’s points: 15, This week’s projected: 7

The Patriots host the Bills on Sunday, and their defense has played well the first three weeks of the season. Coach Bill Belicheck is known for his success at home against the AFC East so expect his defense to be prepared for the new-look Bills offense.

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