Week 4 Fantasy Football Duds: 4 Guys to Sit This Week
It’s pretty easy to recap each week and talk about the total duds from the week that was. And we love doing it – both to inform you, the reader, of what would-be studs came up way, way short, and also to re-hash the craziness that just happened. But sometimes you want to know who those duds are going to be, before they ever happen.
Unlike the guys we tell you to sit in our weekly Start/Sit column, I’m not just telling you not to play these guys for the fun of it. I’m literally vouching for their week four suckiness. Their matchup, injury or play is so bad, that I want nothing to do with them, and hopefully you follow suit and stear clear, as well.
Let’s see who is grinding my gears enough this week that I’m telling you to keep your hands off of them:
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
Cutler started the season horribly against the Colts and managed to salvage his week one stat line, only to revert to his old habits and stink it up the past two weeks. His team is somehow 2-1, but he’s been way off his game and he just can’t be trusted in fantasy football right now. Add on top of that a date with an underrated Cowboys defense on the road, and it could get uglier before it gets prettier.
Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
The CJ2k we once knew and loved could actually be gone for good this time. We blamed a slow 2011 start on his holdout and being out of shape, but this year I don’t even know where to point the finger anymore. The reality is, Johnson couldn’t find daylight with a so-s0 matchup in the Lions, so what hope is there against elite defenses like the Texans? Week 4 will be another to forget for the Titans’ rushing attack.
Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis Rams
I love Amendola, but he got bottle up pretty good against the Bears last week, so I have my doubts that he’ll break free against a very tough Seahawks defense. If the Packers couldn’t get it going through the air, what makes you believe the Rams will? The only upside here is that St. Louis will be passing, but that was the case last week and Amendola still struggled. This isn’t the week to use him.
Jason Witten, TE, Dallas Cowboys
I’m a Witten fan and we all have to imagine that soon there will come a game where Romo actually looks his way and he starts playing like his old self again. Unfortunately, he’s still not 100% and he’s not a reliable or explosive weapon right now. Toss in the tough matchup with the Bears, and I just don’t see the reward that makes the risk worth it. There are too many other solid tight end options out there.