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Feeling lucky

By Curtis Calhoun, Evergreen columnist

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Start – Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta

Jones has had an incredible start this season, receiving for 373 yards and two touchdowns over a three week span. Against a Patriots secondary that has had plenty of problems covering big name wide receivers, Jones is sure to add to that list in Week 4. Quarterback Matt Ryan has targeted Jones often in red zone situations, especially against smaller cornerbacks, which make up almost the entire Patriots secondary. Jones is sure to have a breakout game.

Sit – Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee

Johnson has yet to reach the double-digit fantasy points mark this year (in standard ESPN leagues). He has struggled breaking through an offensive line that has looked mediocre heading into Week 4 for the Titans. Against a New York Jets team that thrives on Rex Ryan’s philosophy to stop the run first, this looks like a poor matchup for Johnson in Week 4. Tennessee has also been more aggressive in its passing attack with quarterback Jake Locker, which could ultimately impact Johnson’s performance in an already difficult matchup.

Start – Andrew Luck, QB, Colts

Luck faces a Jaguars defense that allowed Russell Wilson to throw the ball all over the field in Week 3. With an offense that relies heavily on the vertical passing game, facing a Jaguars defense that has struggled against the pass, we can expect Luck to have a field day. Luck also had great success against the Jaguars last season and should continue heading into the team’s first division game of the season.

Sit – Eli Manning, QB, Giants

Manning struggled against Carolina in Week 3, throwing for just 119 yards and one interception against the Panthers. Facing a Chiefs defense in Week 4 that is arguably a top-ten defense, especially at home, Manning faces a tough bounce-back game against Andy Reid and the surprise Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs thrive on turning over the ball, which makes opposing quarterbacks pay for their mistakes. Expect a low-scoring game between these two teams. Sitting a turnover-prone Manning is the right move in Week 4.

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