With Week 3 of the 2016 NFL season now nothing more than a fading memory, it's time to look ahead to what's in store for Week 4 fantasy football on FanDuel.
We are now almost a quarter of the way through the new campaign, which means each team's offensive trends are beginning to set in, and we shouldn't see an incredible amount of surprises going forward.
This makes it much easier to make decisions in fantasy football, as projections can be made based on new data instead of information from last season.
Based on matchups, league injuries and prices, here's what I've identified as a safe FanDuel fantasy football lineup for Week 4 of the 2016 NFL season.
QB - Philip Rivers - San Diego Chargers - $8,500
Philip Rivers has been in a tough spot this season, as the San Diego Chargers have lost both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead for the entire campaign. While he's certainly not the plug-and-play fantasy football option he's been in recent years now that he has fewer overwhelmingly dynamic weapons to utilize, Rivers still carries immense upside in certain matchups.
The Chargers host the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, which means Rivers will be facing the NFL's most abysmal defense in a must-win game. Philip is a tad expensive for my taste, but can't be ignored in what should be a high-scoring affair.
RB - Jordan Howard - Chicago Bears - $5,600
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL, Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford will miss the next 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury he sustained in Week 3 against Dallas.
Upon learning the extent of Langford's unfortunate injury the Bears signed veteran running back Joique Bell, but we all know Jordan Howard will be Chicago's bell cow back in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions.