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2 WRs to start, 2 to fade in Week 4 fantasy football

We go over some of the top plays and fades at the wide receiver position for fantasy football in Week 4.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Deandre Hopkins runs the ball against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at State Farm Stadium.  Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

Some big-name receivers are dealing with injuries ahead of Week 4, and the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans has been postponed. That could make the wide receiver position trick in fantasy football, and we’ve highlighted a few top targets and fades ahead of the action.

Wide Receiver Starts

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers

Hopkins has yet to disappoint since becoming a Cardinals and has hauled in 86.4 percent of the passes thrown his way in 2020. He and Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen are tied for the league lead in targets at 37. He’s Arizona’s most dynamic weapon and I expect him to maintain his momentum against a Panther’s team that’s given up over 100 yards to a receiver in two straight games.

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers

Julio Jones and Russell Gage are banged up, so it looks like we’re getting ready for the Calvin Ridley show on Sunday. Ridley is having a breakout year and has three 100-yard games under his belt this season. Green Bay hasn’t faced many above average receivers this year, and Ridley will definitely be a challenge for Jaire Alexander if Jones doesn’t suit up.

Wide Receiver Sits

Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Football Team

Brown has cooled off significantly since his monster game in Week 1. He hasn’t scored a touchdown this season and has been held under 50 receiving yards in two straight games. While Washington doesn’t have the best secondary, Lamar Jackson hasn’t been looking to stretch the field with his arm lately. Not utilizing Brown’s speed on long balls limits his fantasy potential.

Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns

Gallup had his coming out party in Week 3 by torching the Seattle Seahawks for 138 receiving yards and a score, but I don’t expect him to follow that up with another big performance. Seattle has given up more passing yards than any team in the NFL. While the Browns don’t have an elite secondary, they haven’t been nearly as bad as the Seahawks against the pass.