In this weekly series, we will highlight seven players we think will under perform for our fantasy teams. The players highlighted in this weekly series will consist of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and one tight end. These are the players we are staying clear of in all DFS contests for the week. Now, we are not saying sit these players in your fantasy leagues, but just temper expectations for the week.
*Last week we warned you of the potential down week's of David Johnson(12.6). DJ Moore (8.5), and Darren Waller (2.9).
Carson Wentz (At the SF 49ers)
This should be no surprise, as Wentz has been one of the most deserving to be on this list for pretty much the entire season. Carson Wentz has severely underwhelmed through the first three weeks of the season. Wentz has averaged just 17.63 fantasy points per game this season, a number that was helped by last weeks performance. Now Wentz and the spiraling Eagles must travel cross country to take on a SF defense that has allowed the 7th fewest fantasy points to the position (16.5 FP). Luckily for Carson he will face a injury plagued defensive unit this week, however he will be missing key playmakers on his side of the ball as well, Dallas Goedert, Alshon Jeffery, Jalen Reagor which will offset this advantage. Until Wentz can prove he can get it done we are proceeding like he doesn't exist. Come on Carson get your head out of your ass and play...... PLEASE!!!! (22.42 FP)
Derrick Henry (Versus the Pittsburgh Steelers)
Every week we are just going to put the running back slated to take on the tough Pittsburgh run defense in this article. Last week it was David Johnson who did score but nothing else. This week it's the Titans Work Horses' turn to be placed here. Henry finally found the end zone last week in Minnesota, twice, but will have a more difficult time finding it again this week. Henry comes into this tough matchup averaging 27 touches and 106.3 yards per game. This Pittsburgh defense has allowed just 121 rushing yards to the position, TOTAL. That is an insane 40 yards per game allowed to the position by this defensive unit. Henry no doubt will get work, but we must temper expectations and fade him this week against this ferocious defensive front of the Steelers. (DNP)
David Montgomery (Versus the Indianapolis Colts)
David Montgomery has looked very good through three weeks, despite entering the season as a question mark when he suffered a slight groin injury in training camp. Last week the Bears lost the backfield compliment to Montgomery, Tarik Cohen, to a season ending ACL tear, which could mean more work as a pass catcher for Montgomery, who is capable of doing so. Through three weeks of the season Montgomery is the RB25 in PPR leagues averaging 12.5 FP per game. This week however, we feel it is going to be tough sledding for Montgomery as he is set to take on the Colts, who are the 4th toughest fantasy matchup to running backs. The Colts defense is allowing just 18.5 FPPG to opposing running backs. The volume no doubt will be there for Montgomery, with only Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall, but we are still tempering expectations for him in week four in this tough matchup. (10.7 FP)
Terry McLaurin (Versus the Baltimore Ravens)
This is a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for Scary Terry. This whole Washington Team is likely going to run into a pissed off buzz saw, that was just embarrassed by the World Champs on MNF. This unit prior to last night was the toughest fantasy matchup for wide receivers. This defensive unit was allowing just 25.8 FPPG to the position through the first two weeks. The Ravens were able to shut down both OBJ and Will Fuller through this time frame. This pass rush no doubt will wreck the offensive game plan of "The Team" which in turn will make it hard for McLaurin to produce in week four, so we must absolutely fade him this week. (21.8 FP)
Allen Robinson (Versus the Indianapolis Colts)
Allen Robinson and his fantasy owners finally got what we all wanted, the benching of Mitch Trubisky. Nick Foles has now taken control of the driver seat of this Bears offense, and as sad as it is, will be the best quarterback Robinson will have had since entering the league. As we saw last week when Foles entered the game, this entire offense opened up as they began to push the ball deep downfield, which will help Robinson and the rest of the wide receivers for the Bears. However, lets slow our roll for a minute because this week will be a true test for this passing attack, as the Colts come to town. This defensive unit is allowing the third fewest fantasy points to the position through three weeks, 27.9 fantasy points per game. What needs to be noted is what this unit has done the past three weeks against their opponents #1 receiver. In Week one this unit held DJ Chark to 3 catches for 25 yards. In week two this unit held Adam Thielen to just 3 catches for 31 yards. Then last week against a Jets team, who lacks any quality wide receivers currently, this unit allowed a total of 6 catches for 99 yards and a score to the position. Allen Robinson will have a tough go of it in week four and we are fading him in all DFS contests. (23.1 FP)
Mike Evans (Versus the LA Chargers)
This isn't the first time Mike Evans finds himself in this article, as he was a member of the week one EWWW Crew. Evans lived up to those underwhelming expectations, but did score to give his fantasy owners a little something something for firing him up. Evans followed up that dud with a very good performance in week two which saw him catch 7 of 10 targets for 104 and a score. Now last week Mike Evans put up 14.2 fantasy points against the Denver defense, but he was far from good. You see, Evans only caught two of his four targets for just two yards, but luckily the two catches were for touchdowns, so his fantasy owners day was salvaged. Fast forward to week four where we envision yet another potential down week coming for Tom Brady's X receiver. This week Evans and company will host the LA Chargers, who are allowing the 9th fewest fantasy points to the position (31.2 FPPG). The Buccaneers will likely be without Chris Godwin, who suffered a hamstring injury last week. This should lead to plenty of attention being put on Evans by this talented Charger secondary, that just held DJ Moore to just two catches. (25.2 FP)
Travis Kelce (Versus the New England Patriots)
Travis Kelce has been off to a nice start in 2020, which should be no surprise to fantasy owners. Kelce is averaging a very healthy 7 catches, 75.6 receiving yards, and a touchdown per game through the first three games. Last week Kelce had a solid 6-87-0 game on MNF against Baltimore. As we look ahead to week four we foresee a similar fate for Kelce as Darren Waller faced last week coming off a huge MNF performance. Kelce and the Chiefs will next host the (2-1) New England Patriots at Arrowhead. The Patriots are allowing the fifth fewest fantasy points per game to the position this year with just 7.1 FP. The last time these two clubs met in 2019 Kelce had a decent day catching 7 for 66. However, the two games prior to this meeting Kelce was essentially erased by the Belichick defense. In those games Kelce averaged 1.5 catches for 11.5 yards and zero touchdowns. This has to be concerning to Kelce owners entering week four, and something we absolutely have to take into account for DFS contests this week, as Kelce is a fade for us in week four. (10 FP)