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Fantasy Football Rankings & Week 4 Tiers For QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Kickers & Defenses

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Go to our expert’s updated fantasy football rankings for Week 4.

Getting ready to make your fantasy start/sit decisions for Week 4?

I’ve outlined my Week 4 fantasy football rankings into tiers for each position: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends — even kickers and defenses — so that you can make the sharpest decisions for your lineups based on matchups and other factors that shift week-to-week.

The following tiers are based on my early-week rankings, so you’ll want to check back on Sunday before locking in your lineups for the main slate. But in the meantime, you can check my real-time rankings here.

Week 4 Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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Tier 1

Josh Allen (vs. HOU)

Josh Allen returned to his 2020 form in Week 3, posting the top score of the week. Everyone who rostered him can take a sigh of relief and expect top-three production going forward.

Allen is the QB1 this week as he should have his way against the Texans, however he may not need to keep his foot on the gas for all four quarters since the Bills are massive 16.5-point favorites (check real-time NFL odds here), which lowers his ceiling slightly.

Tier 2

Patrick Mahomes (@ PHI)
Jalen Hurts (vs. KC)
Kyler Murray (@ LAR)
Justin Herbert (vs. LV)

There is no need to overthink this tier. Kyler Murray has a difficult matchup against the Rams, but he is matchup-proof at this point.

Tier 3

Tom Brady (@ NE)
Matthew Stafford (vs. ARI)
Lamar Jackson (@ DEN)
Dak Prescott (vs. CAR)

Tom Brady should be extra motivated as he makes his return to Foxborough this week. He also needs only 68 passing yards to pass Drew Brees for the most all-time, so I expect Brady to go off on Sunday Night Football.

Lamar Jackson has a tough matchup, but his dual-threat ability makes him impossible to bench. Additionally, first-round wide receiver Rashod Bateman should return to action over the next couple weeks, so the needle is pointing up for Jackson’s rest-of-season value.