Fantasy Week 4 WR Start/Sit: Top Options Include Tank Dell, Mike Evans, and Others

Looking ahead to Week 4, which WRs should be in line to start for fantasy football managers, and who should be considered as a sit?

It’s never too early to take a peek ahead at your start/sit options for your upcoming fantasy football matchup. Here are some of my top start/sit options at the WR position heading into Week 4 of NFL action.

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Which WRs Should You Start in Fantasy This Week?

Tank Dell, Houston Texans

The Houston Texans’ passing offense has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2023 NFL season.

While Nico Collins and Robert Woods have certainly carved out their roles in this offense, rookie wide receiver Tank Dell has made a compelling case to see a significant amount of work on a weekly basis after catching 12 passes for 217 yards and two scores over the past two games.

Dell gives Houston’s offense an explosive element — both vertically and after the catch — which continues to throw the ball more than 30 times a game.

Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts

Michael Pittman Jr. flew under the radar for many fantasy managers heading into the 2023 NFL season.

Well, after seeing a minimum of 11 targets while producing at least eight receptions on those looks, he’s produced a minimum of 13 fantasy points in PPR formats, whether it’s Gardner Minshew or Anthony Richardson under center.

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Sep 24, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (11) dives for extra yards during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Pittman currently has one of the highest floors at the receiver position in all of fantasy football and should be in the top 15 picture amongst receivers on a weekly basis until further notice.

Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers

I’m not one for the revenge narrative against your former team, but Adam Thielen has been far more productive than most fantasy managers expected through the first three weeks of the season.

After exploding for 11 receptions, 145 yards, and a score against the Seattle Seahawks, Thielen now has his sights on the Minnesota Vikings.

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The same Vikings secondary that has allowed three wide receivers — DeVonta Smith, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams — to post 100-yard performances through the first three weeks of the season.

Expect Thielen to be busy against his former team in Week 4.

Which WRs Should You Sit in Fantasy This Week?

Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

It’s heartbreaking that a talent like Garrett Wilson is appearing on my sit ’em list for a second consecutive week, but such is the fantasy life of a top receiver in a Zach Wilson-led offense.

An improved Chiefs defense just made life a complete nightmare for the Bears’ offense in Week 3, and they could be jumping at the opportunity to get after Wilson in Week 4.

Unfortunately, Wilson falls out of my top 30 at the WR position for a second straight week with another tough matchup.

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans has been great through the first two weeks, but he’s definitely had his fair share of issues when facing off against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore over the years.

Since 2017, Evans has just one game where he went over the century mark in the receiving yards category against New Orleans. This same stretch includes two one-catch performances and one zero-catch performance.

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While Evans has also won some of his battles against Lattimore over the years, why take the chance of putting him in your lineup if the ceiling is capped and the floor is scary low?

Trending Searches for WR Start/Sit

Did you know that we have a Start/Sit Optimizer here at Pro Football Network?! It’s completely free to use, and it allows you to enter in up to six players to find the best option to plug into your starting lineup!

It also allows us to see the most popular trending searches, which we’ve jotted some of them down here to help provide some clarity on!

Should You Start Tank Dell or Elijah Moore?

The Cleveland Browns have been using the newly acquired wide receiver Elijah Moore in the passing attack through the first three weeks of the season. He has seen a minimum of seven targets each week but has failed to top 50 yards receiving in any contest so far this season.

Meanwhile, Dell has seen just as many targets as Moore over the last two games and produced more chunk plays with his opportunities. It’s close, but I’m going to roll with the rookie for this week.

Should You Start Michael Pittman Jr. or Puka Nacua?

The Puka Nacua hype train finally slowed down a little in Week 3, but he still managed to produce a respectable line of five receptions for 72 yards on seven targets.

The Cincinnati Bengals clearly made it a point to get a body near Nacua, but it was a notably tougher day at the office for the talented rookie.

While Pittman has been very consistent no matter who has been under center for the Colts to start the season, I still trust Matthew Stafford to pepper his main WR with targets a bit more than the pair of Indy quarterbacks in Week 4. I’ll roll with Nacua.

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