San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers Looks To Get Back On Track For Fantasy Football Owners In Week 4

With three weeks behind us, the pretenders and contenders are starting to become apparent. Bye weeks also begin this week, which means every team owner needs to check their lineups at least once before Thursday.

Marcus Mariota and Tom Brady have been two of the best fantasy quarterbacks through three weeks, and with both on the bye, plenty of fantasy owners will have to turn to other options. Coming on the heels of last week’s successful predictions, let’s take a look at some strong options, as well as the key big-name signal caller you want to avoid.

3 Must-Start Quarterbacks This Week

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Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers
Wrist StretchThe Chargers have had a tough opening schedule, and Rivers has been firing down the field per usual, sporting a 5:4 TD/INT ratio so far. Browns coach Mike Pettine said that his defense played like a scout team last week against the Raiders, which is certainly not how they wanted to start the year. If Derek Carr did it, Rivers should also dismantle the Browns at home this weekend.
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Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals
Wrist StretchDalton is averaging nearly 300 yards per game to go along with eight touchdowns and one interception through three Bengals wins. Coming off a Monday night loss, the Chiefs have allowed the most fantasy points to QB’s so far this year. They’ve also let up at least 100 receiving yards to one WR in every game so far, and AJ Green gained 227 yards last week alone. If Dalton feeds his #1 target, he should continue putting up quality fantasy stats.
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Tyrod Taylor – Buffalo Bills
Wrist StretchSpeaking of fantasy relevance, Taylor has firmly established himself as a clear Tier 2 QB for the rest of the season. The Giants haven’t allowed 100 total rushing yards in a game yet, but their problems lie against the pass. All three of the Giants’ opponents have thrown for over 300 yards against them, and that includes Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins. New York’s offense may surprise the Bills, but expect Taylor to add to his eight total touchdowns. His rushing ability could be the deciding factor in this game.
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Quarterback ‘Bust’ Of The Week
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Teddy Bridgewater – Minnesota Vikings
Wrist StretchThe Vikings had surprisingly high expectations this season with AP returning to the lineup, and he has responded well through three games. Teddy, on the other hand, has 505 yards and a 1:2 TD/INT in those first 3 games. Minnesota will pound the ball with All Day, but Bridgewater needs to show more to justify starting him as your QB. He has a tough matchup at Denver this week and he should be on your bench, unless you’ve already dropped him.
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Deep Sleeper Quarterback Of The Week
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Derek Carr – Oakland Raiders
Wrist StretchAmari Cooper seems to be the missing piece to this Raiders passing attack and Carr looks much more comfortable now than he did all of last year. He has a 5:1 TD/INT ratio with a 75.1 total QBR, showing tremendous improvement from last year’s shaky rookie campaign. Playing against arguably the worst team in the league, Carr should have a huge day and lead his team to a road victory.
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