It’s not easy to see your next pick coming up and have absolutely no idea who to select. Sometimes there’s a strong possibility that you’ve never heard of these players, and sometimes it’s tough to pick between two good options. But you need to know who to select so you can win your league this season!
At Pro Football Network, we do the research so that you can walk into your draft confident that you’re going to assemble the best lineup possible! With that in mind, let’s take a look at who you should draft in the fourth round of fantasy football drafts this year.
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The Top Players To Target in the Fourth Round
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers
Aaron Jones was actually still incredibly productive last season in Green Bay. It didn’t exactly feel like it, but he ended the season as the RB9 in half-PPR scoring formats. And he was a very consistent option.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 31, 2023
What held Jones back from producing like a top-five RB was the fact that he scored only two rushing touchdowns on his 1,121 rushing yards. Based on Expected Touchdown Rate, Jones was projected to finish with eight!
With Aaron Rodgers no longer in town, we could see this offense lean on Jones in a big way out of the backfield. Additionally, a QB who’s as unproven as Jordan Love could be caught looking for a safety blanket in the receiving game close to the line of scrimmage time and time again.
With so much uncertainty regarding the other RBs behind him in our PFN Consensus Rankings, Jones is a solid option to target here in the fourth round as an RB2 on your roster.
Justin Fields, QB, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields legitimately has the potential to break fantasy football this year. We saw in 2022 the elite rushing profile that he possesses and how that can make him a viable fantasy starter before we even factor in the passing game.
With very little passing production last year, Fields ended the season as a top-five fantasy football QB… and that was despite the fact that he missed a couple of games!
Add DJ Moore to this receiving room, the reinforcements the Bears made on the offensive line in the draft and free agency, and another year for Fields in this Luke Getsy scheme, and we could be in line for a big season from No. 1 in Chicago.
If you want to take a chance on one of the early-round QBs, Fields is the main target for me.
Dameon Pierce, RB, Houston Texans
People aren’t realizing just how much volume Dameon Pierce is in line for this season in Houston. Last year, in a terrible situation, Pierce averaged 72.2 rushing yards per game, which was tied for the seventh-most in the entire NFL.
He’s proven that he has the talent and ability to be a reliable fantasy asset, but the offensive situation will hold him back from being a top-10 option in 2022. The Texans lack dynamic playmakers at WR, C.J. Stroud is a rookie QB, and the offensive line is currently battling some injuries.
However, volume is king in fantasy football, and Pierce could easily be looking at 18+ touches every single week this season. Playing with a QB who will most likely be looking to check the ball down routinely this year, Pierce could also have a high floor in full-PPR formats.
If you have a little bit of risk associated with the first few picks in your draft, Pierce’s reliability and stability should be highly coveted.
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