Week 4 Deep Sleepers: Breakout Coming For Rookie RB

Senior Fantasy Football Expert Adam Ronis delves deep to find some Week 4 deep sleepers for you to consider as we inch closer to NFL Sunday!
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QB Eli Manning, New York Giants

Manning has yet to have a huge game. He struggled against the Jaguars and Cowboys and was better against the Texans last week, completing 25-for-29 for 297 yards and two touchdowns. Manning gets a great matchup at home against the Saints, who have allowed the most Fantasy points to quarterbacks and it includes a game against Tyrod Taylor, who struggled badly. They allowed Matt Ryan to pass for 374 yards and five touchdowns and Ryan Fitzpatrick to throw for 417 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints have allowed ten passing touchdowns in three games and also lost slot cornerback Patrick Robinson for the season.

RB Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers

Mike McCarthy insists the team will continue using Jones, Jamaal Williams, and Ty Montgomery out of the backfield. It's not ideal for Fantasy, making all of them risks. With injuries and teams on byes, those in deeper leagues might have to settle for starting Jones, who played 17 snaps coming off his two-game suspension and rushed six times for 42 yards and caught a five-yard pass. The Packers are 10.5-point favorites, and if that plays out, Jones could get a lot of carries in the second half.

RB Nyheim Hines, Indianapolis Colts

Marlon Mack is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. With Mack out last week, Hines played 73 percent of the snaps. This rookie RB is tied for third on the team in targets and could get you a decent floor in PPR formats if dealing with injuries or bye week issues. He had five carries for 18 yards and caught all five of his targets for 25 yards last week. With Andrew Luck continuing to throw short, Hines could benefit and put up a breakout performance.

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WR Taylor Gabriel, Chicago Bears

The Bears offense has struggled, but they get a defense to exploit in Tampa Bay. Anthony Miller has a dislocated shoulder and won't play in Week 4 and Gabriel will benefit. Gabriel has seen his target rise each week going from five to seven to ten last week. He caught six passes for 34 yards last week as Mitchell Trubisky has yet to take advantage of his speed in the deep passing game. The Buccaneers have allowed the third most Fantasy points to wide receivers, allowing five touchdowns. They have allowed 363 passing yards per game.

WR Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

Case Keenum hasn't played well so far, but if there's any matchup he can take advantage of it should be the Chiefs at home. It's projected to be the highest scoring game of the week, and no team has slowed down the Chiefs offense. If that continues, the Broncos should pass often, and Sutton can take advantage. While he only has 14 targets in three games, he's on the field often. The Broncos have been trying to get the ball to him deep, and the secondary is a weakness, allowing five touchdowns to wide receivers.

TE Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons

Hooper isn't getting a lot of volume, but a touchdown is what you want from a tight end and with the Falcons offense playing well and forced into shootouts with all the injuries on defense, Hooper has a good chance to score. He has three targets inside the 10-yard line, and the Bengals have allowed 23 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns to tight ends. That includes a game last week against the Panthers, who have barely thrown to tight ends since Greg Olsen has been out.

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