Fantasy Football Top Pickups Week 4: Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, Travis Benjamin, Rishard Matthews, Ryan Mathews, Karlos Williams, Crockett Gillmore Options

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Sep 27, 2015 09:40 PM EDT
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Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons
Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons is pursued by Brandon Carr #39 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. "

The fantasy football schedule is heading into Week 4 and some of the top pickups, free agents, waiver players and sleeper options include Devonta Freeman, Dion Lewis, Travis Benjamin, Karlos Williams, Rishard Matthews, James Starks, Bishop Sankey, Darren Sproles, Crockett Gillmore, Donte Moncrief, Todd Gurley and Ryan Mathews.

Travis Benjamin has been one of the early surprises around the league and he has put up five total touchdowns for the Brocns on offense and special teams. Benjamin has emerged as the top option for the Browns with Josh Gordon out. Devonta Freeman has made the most of his opportunity with Tevin Coleman out and he should be solid starting option moving forward after what he did this weekend. Joseph Randle scored three times and was one of the best fantasy options this week, while Dion Lewis and Donte Moncrief also stepped up in Week 3.

Rishard Matthews has stepped up for the Dolphins with DeVante Parker coming back slow from foot surgery, as he added two touchdowns in Week 3 after a big game in Week 2. Matthews is a solid WR3 option for fantasy teams and he had six catches for 113 yards and two scores against the Bills and that came after he had six catches for 115 yards against the Jaguars. Matthews has shown some consistency over the past few weeks over Greg Jennings and Kenny Stills.

Terrance Williams is a player to keep an eye on, as he had a bad game this week with zero targets, but that shouldn't continue moving forward. Dez Bryant remains out and Williams should be a big part of the Cowboys offense. James Starks is worth picking up for fantasy owners, as he is expected to split time with Eddie Lacy even if he is healthy on Monday night. The team has confidence in Starks and if Lacy's ankle continues to be an issue, Starks will get more work.

Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews stepped up with DeMarco Murray injured and with Murray off to a slow start, Chip Kelly could look at getting those players more involved. Sproles had a rushing touchdown in the game against the Jets and he also had a fantastic punt return for a TD as well. Mathews had a solid game and if Murray continues to struggle, he could be worth starting in fantasy.

Arian Foster has not returned yet and if he doesn't come back for Week 4, Alfred Blue will be worth starting again. Blue had 139 yards and a touchdown on Sunday and he had his best game of the season for Houston. Karlos Williams scored another touchdown, while Dion Lewis had another solid game for the Pats, adding 60 total yards and a touchdown. Freeman had one of the best games of the week, going for 141 rushing yards and three touchdowns and he also added five catches for 52 yards.

Other names from last week that could make an impact in the future include Travis Benjamin, James Starks, Todd Gurley, Crockett Gillmore, Chris Johnson, Dion Lewis, Ryan Mathews, Devonta Freeman, Fred Jackson, Rishard Matthews, Brandin Cooks, Fred Jackson, LeGarrette Blount, Kenny Britt, Carlos Hyde, Isaiah Crowell and Leonard Hankerson.

Check here for more on fantasy football picks and sleepers for Week 4 and options to start for next week.

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