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Raiders fantasy tips: Start/sit

Don’t know who to start for Week 4? We’re here to help

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Week 4 of the fantasy football season is upon us. By now, you have a pretty good idea of how your team is looking. Week 4 is a crucial week, because moving to 0-4 or 1-3 could put yourself in a really difficult hole to come out of.

Hopefully everyone out there is undefeated and we’ll be looking for win No. 4 this weekend. There won’t be as many fantasy options this week, but still some noticeable ones to hopefully help you out this week.

RB - Josh Jacobs (START)

Unless Josh Jacobs is like your fifth best running back somehow, he’s always in that starting lineup. He’s struggled the past few weeks, but anytime your guy doesn’t get into the endzone it’ll be tough to rack up the points. He’s due for one, so let’s give him one this week. I’m also on the verge of acquiring him in my main league, so fingers crossed I get him.

TE - Darren Waller (START)

Just like Jacobs, Darren Waller is always a must start. Last week was rough if you own him, as he caught only two passes for nine yards. Hopefully he wasn’t the reason you lost a week. He was coming off an injury-riddled week, and he didn’t look 100%. He was back at practice this week and should be back to normal. I can almost guarantee he’ll have more than two catches and more than nine receiving yards.

QB - Derek Carr (SIT)

This one is dependent on your situation. If it’s a two-QB league, start Carr. If this is a one QB league, then you should leave him on your bench as there are far better options out there. By no means is Carr awful, but this could be a rough matchup against the Buffalo defense. However, since the Raiders might be playing from behind, he could rack up some passing yards and potentially some TDs. Don’t worry about that stress and just leave him on your bench.

WR - Hunter Renfrow (START)

I won’t say this is a must-start, but this could be a really sneaky kind of play. Both Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards are out, so Hunter Renfrow is WR No. 1 for Vegas this weekend. I expect him to be a target monster, and very well could lead the Raiders in every category possible. Now, if you have better options, don’t pivot and bench your studs. I have Renfrow ranked in the 20-30 range for this week. If you could slot him in your FLEX, by all means do it.

He’s the only Raiders wide receiver I would touch this weekend.