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Fantasy Football: Matt Schaub and Four Other Favorable Matchups in Week 4

Week 4 is off and running in the NFL, here are five favorable matchups to lead your team to victory.

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It's just a few days before the fantasy week gets into full swing. Granted the Ravens and Browns are playing as we speak, the majority of the games are on Sunday. And no, I didn't really like any favorable matchups in the Thursday Night game anyways.

I'll take these five over any matchup I could have found for the Thursday Night game. By the way NFL, I still think it's a dumb idea to have a game on Thursday every week.

Here's how I did in my Week 3 favorable matchups:


Mike Wallace is off to a hot start for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last week he had a solid game against a struggling Raiders defense. Wallace hauled in eight receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Maurice Jones-Drew doesn't seem effected by his off-season holdout. Last week MJD went off for 177 yards and a touchdown.

Drew Brees hasn't put up the type of numbers we are used to seeing by the big armed quarterback, but they are solid fantasy numbers anyway. In another loss, Brees finished with over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Hey, I'll take it.


Where have you disappeared to Brandon Marshall? After a solid game in week 1, you have disappeared off into Wide Receiver hell. Sure you had a deep target against the Rams, but under 100 yard games and no touchdowns won't cut it.


C.J. Spiller was off to a fast start against the Browns. He had 58 total yards and a touchdown before getting hurt in the first half. I'll call this one a push.

Year to date: 6 hits, 2 miss, 1 push.

Here's a look at my Week 4 favorable matchups for your fantasy team.

Matt Schaub vs. Tennessee

I love what the Texans did last week through the air. They finally let Schaub air it out, and it worked. They have a solid run game with Arian Foster and Ben Tate, and teams are going to respect that. Enter Schaub and the passing game and it's a formula for success.

I like Schaub's matchup against the Titans this week. The Titans secondary has struggled this season, and I see the Texan's passing game developing smoothly again this week.

Marshawn Lynch vs. St. Louis

I love this matchup for Marshawn Lynch. A divisional opponent in the Rams is the perfect time to unleash "beast mode" and pickup solid fantasy numbers. The Rams have already given up five touchdowns through three games this season, and facing Lynch they are vulnerable to give up another.

I like Lynch with at least a touchdown this week and close to 100 yards on the ground. He can also be a nice compliment in the Seahawks passing attack as well.

Demaryius Thomas vs. Oakland

Oakland has struggled with their secondary this year, and on Sunday it could be the same story for them. After giving up 400+ yards passing to the Steelers, I love the Broncos and Demaryius Thomas this week.

Thomas could be in for a big game, and in a points per reception league this is a great matchup. Let's expect Thomas to haul in anywhere from six to ten receptions for over 100 yards.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. Jacksonville

Green-Ellis has been solid for the Bengals this season. Last week he continued that trend and put out a nice game for fantasy owners. While Green-Ellis isn't a top fantasy back yet, he still provides solid numbers. Jacksonville is hurting on defense, so Green-Ellis could be in for a big game.

Plus, don't you just love guys with the double last name? The law firm will come to work on Sunday.

DeSean Jackson vs. New York

DeSean Jackson is poised for a huge game, I'll take my chances and say it's this week. The Giants have struggled against big play receivers this season and Jackson presents that big play threat. Jackson has had some nice games against the Giants in the past and that should be the case again on Sunday.