Fantasy Football Rankings For Week 4: Set Your Lineups, You Filthy Animals

  • Scott Engel

We’ve enlisted the help of a man who knows his fantasy,’s managing director Scott Engel, to bring you weekly rankings for QBs, WRs, RBs, TEs, and team defenses. In addition to being an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame, Scott has literally been locked away in a basement somewhere in the northeastern United States crunching numbers and checking matchups for the past six months, so consider his rankings your go-to fantasy cheat sheet.

Here are the top half of Scott’s rankings for QBs, WRs, and RBs — for the rest, head on over to RotoExperts. Note: Engel’s rankings lean towards PPR formats.


Aaron Rodgers looks to bounce back from the Seattle Screwjob by feasting on a terrible Saints defense. Make sure Joe Flacco’s in your lineup tonight against the Browns, and, for the first time this season, Cam Newton falls outside the top 10.

1 Aaron Rodgers vs. NO
2 Drew Brees at GB
3 Tom Brady at BUF
4 Matt Ryan vs. CAR
5 Robert Griffin III at TB
6 Eli Manning at PHI
7 Peyton Manning vs. OAK
8 Joe Flacco vs. CLE
9 Philip Rivers at KC
10 Tony Romo vs. CHI
11 Cam Newton at ATL
12 Matt Schaub vs. TEN
13 Christian Ponder at DET
14 Michael Vick vs. NYG
15 Andy Dalton at JAC

Running Backs

MJD is back: back to being 100% after his training camp holdout, and back to being a top 5 fantasy running back. Ditto for Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles — the latter looks to build on a career day at home against the Chargers.

1 Arian Foster vs. TEN
2 Ray Rice vs. CLE
3 Maurice Jones-Drew vs. CIN
4 LeSean McCoy vs. NYG
5 Adrian Peterson at DET
6 Jamaal Charles vs. SD
7 Marshawn Lynch at STL
8 Darren McFadden at DEN
9 DeMarco Murray vs. CHI
10 Frank Gore at NYJ
11 Darren Sproles at GB
12 Doug Martin vs. WAS
13 Ryan Mathews at KC
14 BenJarvus Green-Ellis vs. JAC
15 Alfred Morris at TB
16 Stevan Ridley at BUF
17 Trent Richardson at BAL
18 Mikel Leshoure vs. MIN
19 Ahmad Bradshaw at PHI
20 Cedric Benson vs. NO
21 Michael Turner vs. CAR
22 Ryan Williams vs. MIA
23 DeAngelo Williams at ATL
24 Fred Jackson vs. NE
25 Willis McGahee vs. OAK

Wide Receivers

Percy Harvin is now among the fantasy elite. Demaryius Thomas also breaks the top 10 this week.

1 Calvin Johnson vs. MIN
2 Percy Harvin at DET
3 Andre Johnson vs. TEN
4 A.J. Green at JAC
5 Roddy White vs. CAR
6 Julio Jones vs. CAR
7 Victor Cruz at PHI
8 Demaryius Thomas vs. OAK
9 Greg Jennings vs. NO
10 Vincent Jackson vs. WAS
11 Eric Decker vs. OAK
12 Jordy Nelson vs. NO
13 Larry Fitzgerald vs. MIA
14 Wes Welker at BUF
15 Brandon Lloyd at BUF
16 Stevie Johnson vs. NE
17 Torrey Smith vs. CLE
18 Dwayne Bowe vs. SD
19 Steve Smith (CAR) at ATL
20 Miles Austin vs. CHI
21 Brandon Marshall at DAL
22 Hakeem Nicks at PHI
23 Malcom Floyd at KC
24 DeSean Jackson vs. NYG
25 Jeremy Maclin vs. NYG
26 Marques Colston at GB
27 Mike Williams vs. WAS
28 Lance Moore at GB
29 Dez Bryant vs. CHI
30 Anquan Boldin vs. CLE

Tight Ends

Rudolph the red zone reindeer looks to keep his fantasy momentum going against the Lions in Detroit.

1 Jimmy Graham at TB
2 Rob Gronkowski at BUF
3 Tony Gonzalez vs. CAR
4 Antonio Gates at KC
5 Kyle Rudolph at DET
6 Vernon Davis at NYJ
7 Martellus Bennett at PHI
8 Brent Celek vs. NYG
9 Dennis Pitta vs. CLE
10 Jermichael Finley vs.NO
11 Owen Daniels vs. TEN
12 Brandon Pettigrew vs. MIN
13 Fred Davis at TB
14 Jermaine Gresham at JAC
15 Scott Chandler vs. NE

Team Defenses

Seattle and Arizona are now elite defenses, because you can never predict anything in the NFL.

1 Houston vs. TEN
2 Baltimore vs. CLE
3 Arizona vs. MIA
4 Seattle at STL
5 San Francisco at NYJ
6 Dallas vs. CHI
7 Chicago at DAL
8 St. Louis vs. SEA
9 Atlanta vs. CAR
10 New York Giants at PHI
11 Miami at ARI
12 Jacksonville vs. CIN
13 Philadelphia vs. NYG
14 San Diego at KC
15 New York Jets vs. SF


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