Should I Start Jared Cook, Jason Witten, or Tyler Eifert in Week 4?
This year, for start-or-sit advice, I’ve decided to share my wife’s fantasy football “insight” with the world. We will be looking at some sticky fantasy football start or sit decisions each week, and each of us will tell you whether or not you should rock ’em or sock ’em. I will use mostly statistical analysis, with just a touch of gut feeling. Erin will use whatever thing she uses to tell you if the name speaks to her.
You can find a recap of our Week 3 picks, here.
Start or Sit Jared Cook vs. Dallas Cowboys
Bryan’s Take: Ok, everybody, Jared Cook isn’t going to be a thing. He may have had a chance to be something with Drew Brees, but it’s the Teddy Bridgewater show now. In Bridgewater’s first start, he targeted Cook twice. For comparison’s sake, he targeted Alvin Kamara ten times, and Micheal Thomas seven times. Stop trying to make Jared Cook a thing! Sit Jared Cook.
Erin’s Take: Is he Dane Cook’s less funny brother? Actually, he sounds like he could be a big, strong, man that just wants the ball. Start Jared Cook.
Start or Sit Jason Witten at New Orleans Saints
Bryan’s Take: Jason Witten, the TV analyst turned TE, is having a pretty good start to his rookie season. He’s been targeted exactly four times in each game this year, but his yardage numbers have nearly doubled one game to the next. It’s clear that this kid is developing a good connection with Dak Prescott, and he could have a bright future at TE for them Cowboys. Start Jason Witten.
Erin’s Take: I don’t know why, but I see an Amish person when I hear the name “Jason Witten.” I know Jason was a really popular name around the time I was born. I bet he was super cool in the late 80s, and all his friends probably call him “Jay.” Sit Jason Witten.
Start or Sit Tyler Eifert at Pittsburgh Steelers
Bryan’s Take: Remember how everyone was predicting Andy Dalton to challenge Patrick Mahomes for #1 QB this year? No? I, for one, am not surprised. I had him ranked in the top 5 (of QBs ranked 20 or higher). Dalton is currently second in the league in both passing attempts and yards, but Tyler Eifert is not reaping any rewards of the Red Rocket’s resurgence. Eifert’s season high is 27 yards, and he did that in Week 1! All that said, I feel good about this week’s matchup with the Steelers, who just gave up two TDs to Will Dissly, and I can see Eifert getting back in the end zone this week. Start Tyler Eifert.
Erin’s Take: Every Tyler I’ve ever known has been a momma’s boy. I don’t know any tough guys named “Tyler.” I’d love to know how much he got teased growing up for being Tyler “I fart.” Sit Tyler Eifert.
Bryan: Jason Witten > Tyler Eifert > Jared Cook
Erin: Jared Cook > Tyler Eifert > Jason Witten
Check back as we keep score on who made the best calls for week 4, and check out Bryan and Erin’s other Week 4 start/sit calls:
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