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Week 4 fantasy football rankings: Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor is on the rise

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is completing 74 percent of his passes this season.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is completing 74 percent of his passes this season. AP

Fantasy football rankings for Week 4:


1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at San Francisco

2 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Houston

3 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville ... Luck (throwing shoulder) is listed as questionable be he is expected to be start

4 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Detroit

5 Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants ... Taylor is completing 74 percent of his passes

6 Cam Newton, Carolina at Tampa Bay

7 Carson Palmer, Arizona vs. St. Louis ... Palmer is now on track for a blistering 48-TD season, although St. Louis has allowed the 2nd-fewest points to opposing quarterbacks

8 Peyton Manning, Denver vs. Minnesota

9 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Dallas ... Brees (shoulder) needs to be monitored but he is expected to return this week

10 Michael Vick, Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore ... Vick will draw the start with Ben Roethlisberger set to miss 4-6 weeks (MCL, bone bruise)

11 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City ... Dalton is a surprise Top 3 fantasy QB, although we’ll be a little conservative nonetheless in this week’s rankings against a stout Chiefs’ defense

12 Derek Carr, Oakland at Chicago

13 Philip Rivers, San Diego vs. Cleveland ... Rivers has an interception in nine straight games dating back to last year, the longest in the NFL

14 Joe Flacco, Baltimore at Pittsburgh

15 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets

16 Eli Manning, N.Y. Giants at Buffalo

17 Blake Bortles, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

18 Brandon Weeden, Dallas at New Orleans

19 Sam Bradford, Philadelphia at Washington

20 Matthew Stafford, Detroit at Seattle

Running Back

1 Jamaal Charles, Kansas City at Cincinnati

2 Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore

3 Adrian Peterson, Minnesota at Denver

4 Melvin Gordon, San Diego vs. Cleveland ... Gordon faces the worst run defense in football

5 Karlos Williams, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants ... Look for Williams to start this week with LeSean McCoy battling a hamstring injury. Williams is the only running back in the NFL to score a rushing touchdown in every game this season

6 Latavius Murray, Oakland at Chicago

7 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at San Francisco

8 Carlos Hyde, San Francisco vs. Green Bay

9 Mark Ingram, New Orleans vs. Dallas

10 Frank Gore, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

11 Matt Forte, Chicago vs. Oakland

12 Devonta Freeman, Atlanta vs. Houston

13 Joseph Randle, Dallas at New Orleans

14 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City ... Kansas City has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs

15 Arian Foster, Houston at Atlanta ... It will need to be monitored but it looks like a good chance that Foster (groin) will make his 2015 debut this week

16 T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville at Indianapolis

17 DeMarco Murray, Philadelphia at Washington ... Murray (hamstring) will need to be monitored after being a late scratch last week

18 C.J. Anderson, Denver vs. Minnesota

19 Matt Jones, Washington vs. Philadelphia

20 Justin Forsett, Baltimore at Pittsburgh

21 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City

22 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia at Washington

23 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. Detroit ... Lynch (hamstring) is reportedly 50/50 to play this week

24 Chris Ivory, N.Y. Jets at Miami ... Ivory (quad) will need to be monitored

25 Chris Johnson, Arizona vs. St. Louis

26 Isaiah Crowell, Cleveland at San Diego

27 C.J. Spiller, New Orleans vs. Dallas

28 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

29 Jonathan Stewart, Carolina at Tampa Bay

30 Danny Woodhead, San Diego vs. Cleveland

Wide Receiver

1 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Houston

2 Demaryius Thomas, Denver vs. Minnesota

3 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at San Francisco

4 A.J. Green, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City ... Kansas City has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers

5 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore ... Brown has to get some drop in projections with the QB downgrade from Ben Roethlisberger to Michael Vick

6 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at Atlanta

7 Amari Cooper, Oakland at Chicago

8 Odell Beckham Jr., N.Y. Giants at Buffalo

9 Brandon Marshall, N.Y. Jets at Miami ... Revenge game as Marshall returns to face one of his former teams

10 Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore at Pittsburgh

11 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. St. Louis ... Fitzgerald already has 5 TDs on the season (he had 2 all of last year)

12 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

13 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver vs. Minnesota

14 Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia at Washington

15 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Dallas

16 Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

17 Jarvis Landry, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets

18 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

19 James Jones, Green Bay at San Francisco

20 John Brown, Arizona vs. St. Louis

21 Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City at Cincinnati

22 Percy Harvin, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants

23 Pierre Garcon, Washington vs. Philadelphia

24 Michael Crabtree, Oakland at Chicago

25 Keenan Allen, San Diego vs. Cleveland ... Allen will draw shutdown corner Joe Haden this week

26 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago vs. Oakland ... Jeffery (hamstring) is expected to return in Week 3

27 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay vs. Carolina

28 Terrance Williams, Dallas at New Orleans

29 Stevie Johnson, San Diego vs. Cleveland ... At Seattle looks like a week to potentially sit Calvin Johnson if you have better options

30 Calvin Johnson, Detroit at Seattle

31 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco vs. Green Bay

32 Allen Robinson, Jacksonville at Indianapolis ... Robinson gets downgraded this week as he will draw shut-down corner Vontae Davis

33 Leonard Hankerson, Atlanta vs. Houston

34 Marvin Jones, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City

35 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland at San Diego

36 Ty Montgomery, Green Bay at San Francisco ... Montgomery could get more work this week if Davante Adams (ankle) is unable to play

37 Robert Woods, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants ... Woods could draw the start if Sammy Watkins is out

38 Torrey Smith, San Francisco vs. Green Bay

39 Andre Johnson, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville ... Johnson was only targeted one time in Week 3

40 Rishard Matthews, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets

Tight End

1 Greg Olsen, Carolina at Tampa Bay

2 Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Detroit

3 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Cincinnati

4 Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City

5 Jordan Reed, Washington vs. Philadelphia

6 Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Oakland

7 Jason Witten, Dallas at New Orleans

8 Maxx Williams, Baltimore at Pittsburgh ... The talented rookie will get the start this week with Crockett Gillmore out

9 Charles Clay, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants

10 Eric Ebron, Detroit at Seattle

11 Jordan Cameron, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets ... Cameron (groin) played in Week 3 but will need to be monitored

12 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at Denver

13 Richard Rodgers, Green Bay at San Francisco

14 Ladarius Green, San Diego vs. Cleveland ... Green should be cleared to play (concussion) and Cleveland has been absolutely roasted by tight ends this year

15 Jared Cook, St. Louis at Arizona

16 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

17 Owen Daniels, Denver vs. Minnesota

18 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants at Buffalo

19 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore ... Baltimore has allowed the fewest points to opposing tight ends

20 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia at Washington


1 Brandon McManus, Denver vs. Minnesota

2 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Detroit

3 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at San Francisco

4 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

5 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. St. Louis

6 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Houston

7 Dan Bailey, Dallas at New Orleans

8 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants

9 Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland at Chicago

10 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Pittsburgh

11 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City

12 Josh Lambo, San Diego vs. Cleveland

13 Graham Gano, Carolina at Tampa Bay

14 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets at Miami

15 Nick Novak, Houston at Atlanta ... Randy Bullock has been released, Novak takes over as the Texans’ kicker

16 Josh Brown, N.Y. Giants at Buffalo

17 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis at Arizona

18 Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia at Washington ... Cody Parkey (groin) has been placed on IR, Sturgis has been signed by Philadelphia

19 Robbie Gould, Chicago vs. Oakland

20 Zach Hocker, New Orleans vs. Dallas


1 Denver DT, Denver vs. Minnesota

2 Seattle DT, Seattle vs. Detroit

3 Arizona DT, Arizona vs. St. Louis

4 Green Bay DT, Green Bay at San Francisco

5 Buffalo DT, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants

6 New York Jets DT, N.Y. Jets at Miami

7 Carolina DT, Carolina at Tampa Bay

8 Baltimore DT, Baltimore at Pittsburgh

9 Miami DT, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets

10 Indianapolis DT, Indianapolis vs. Jacksonville

11 Philadelphia DT, Philadelphia at Washington

12 Cincinnati DT, Cincinnati vs. Kansas City

13 Oakland DT, Oakland at Chicago

14 Kansas City DT, Kansas City at Cincinnati

15 Atlanta DT, Atlanta vs. Houston

16 St. Louis DT, St. Louis at Arizona

17 San Diego DT, San Diego vs. Cleveland

18 Houston DT, Houston at Atlanta

19 New York Giants DT, N.Y. Giants at Buffalo

20 Cleveland DT, Cleveland at San Diego

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Alan Satterlee is a co-owner and senior writer for, a comprehensive fantasy football strategy site.