Game environment is the foundational starting point in making fantasy decisions. As such, I’m going to break down each game on the slate into three categories: Binge, Stream and Skip.
Games you want to “binge” are like the show you can’t miss; you’re watching as soon as it goes live and might just crush all the episodes in one weekend. These are the start-all-your-guys fantasy games and ones with season-defining storylines.
Games you want to “stream” are like the shows you certainly watch start to finish, but perhaps you’re finishing it over time instead of one shot. While these games might not feature a ton of “must-starts,” we can pick and choose our spots, and the teams are likely to matter in the NFL playoff picture.
Lastly, the games you want to “skip” are like the shows you’re leaning toward passing on, but you might catch an episode here and there (or might stick to reading recaps online to stay up with the culture). There will be a non-obvious player or two who stands out in these games, but overall, they aren’t the best environment for fantasy football.
Let’s dive into my Week 4 Fantasy Football Viewer’s Guide.
MIAMI DOLPHINS at BUFFALO BILLS
A real twist: A team that scores 70 points in a game is listed in the “binge” category. The Dolphins are lapping the field in EPA per play right now — and it shows. Miami was already running the ball at an excellent clip and now has De’Von Achane as a finishing salt to layer on top.
The explosive rookie is not built like most starting backs but has the type of contact balance required to function as a true runner. The way Miami has their stretch outside run game firing right now makes Achane a perfect fit. He’s not going to repeat his Week 3 performance perhaps ever again in his career but he’s in the every-week flex consideration.
The Bills are a formidable opponent in their own right. Buffalo’s herky-jerky Week 1 outing is mostly a distant memory at this point. They’ve…