Alright, #FANation! It is time to CRUSH Week 4…

Like in life, it’s the little things that make all the difference. Sometimes you just hear a name while listening to SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Howard Bender or Jim Bowden may simply mention a player in passing and that name will stick in your head. Later, you plug that guy into a DFS lineup and he’ll win you your week.

Or maybe it’s a piece of data. Statistics are raw numbers that are meant for interpretation. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This week, read over these surprising stats and when something resonates, when that lightbulb goes off in your head, ACT!

  • In Week 3, Jordan Howard rushed for over 100 yards for the eighth time in his career. Since Howard has only started in 16 games in his career, that means he rushed over 100 yards in 50 percent of his starts.?

  • In Week 2 the Packers said they wanted to reduce Ty Montgomery’s snap count. Going into this past weekend, he had played in 88 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. In Week 3 Montgomery played in 93 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. Not a typo…

  • Michael Thomas has at least four catches for at least 40 yards in every single game of his career.

  • Jay Cutler hasn’t played in 16 games since 2009. He also hasn’t thrown for over 4,000 yards since 2008.

  • Tyrod Taylor’s 24 carries on the season is the most among all quarterbacks, but his 106 rushing yards are a little less than Deshaun Watson’s 124 yards. And yet it’s Jacoby Brissett and DeShone Kizer who lead the league with two rushing touchdowns a piece. None of these players are top-10 fantasy quarterbacks through three weeks of football.

  • If Devonta Freeman puts up over 100 total yards against this Bills this Sunday, this will be the fourth time in a row doing so against an AFC opponent. Over his last six home games, Freeman has averaged 112 yards per game and scored 12 touchdowns.

  • Jesse James is one of seven tight ends with two touchdowns in the 2017 season. The only tight end with more is Marcedes Lewis, and he scored all three of his touchdowns last week against the Baltimore Ravens. This week Jesse James plays the Baltimore Ravens…

  • Of the quarterbacks that have played in at least 25 percent of their team’s offensive snaps, Joe Flacco has the fewest fantasy points. On the season, he’s thrown for 366 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.

  • No running back has rushed for more than 66 yards against the Cleveland Browns this season. And no Cincinnati Bengals running back has rushed over 62 yards this season.

  • DeShone Kizer has three interceptions in back-to-back games. However, his fellow rookie tight end, David Njoku, has a touchdown in back-to-back games.

  • Greg Zuerlein is the third highest scoring fantasy kicker in the league, and yet he’s only owned in 29% of Yahoo leagues.

  • In nine career home starts, Dak Prescott has thrown 12 touchdowns and only one interception.

  • Rishard Matthews leads the Titans with 24 targets, Delanie Walker is second with 19 targets. Matthews leads the Titans with 201 receiving yards, second is Walker with 168 yards. Matthews is the only Titans wide receiver with a touchdown. Matthews is the No. 1 wide receiver in Tennessee.

  • Will Fuller is expected to return this week after missing time with a broken collar bone. During his rookie season, Fuller caught 47 of his 87 targets for 630 yards and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus credited him with six drops.  

  • Since 2011, Matthew Stafford has thrown for at least 4,200 yards in each season. Right now, he’s on pace for 3,616 yards. However, he’s also on pace to throw 37.3 touchdowns. Last season only Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees threw for 37 or more touchdowns.

  • Antonio Brown leads the league with 354 receiving yards. Second is Adam Thielen with 299 yards and third is Stefon Diggs with 293 yards. With four touchdowns scored on the season, Diggs leads the league in scores among all wide receivers.

  • Christian McCaffrey has the second more receiving yards among running backs (173).

  • In Week 1, Danny Amendola was the highest scoring fantasy wide receiver on the Patriots. In Week 2, it was Chris Hogan. In Week 3, it was Brandin Cooks. Cooks leads the group with 18 targets. Hogan has 17 targets and Amendola has 12 targets despite missing a game.
  • Leonard Fournette has a rushing touchdown in each of his three NFL games.

Robby Anderson has 60-plus receiving yards and a touchdown catch in three of his last four home games.

Pierre Garcon has the ninth most receiving yards among wide receivers this season. Of the top-10 in receiving yards, Pierre Garcon, Julio Jones and Adam Thielen are the only players without a touchdown.

Larry Fitzgerald’s 22 receptions is the second most among wide receivers. Only Antonio Brown has more.

Zach Ertz in number on in targets (28), receptions (21), and yards (245) among all tight ends in 2017. And no, it’s not December…

Philip Rivers has thrown 25 interceptions over his last 19 games.

Eli Manning has thrown 20 interceptions over his last 19 games.

Jameis Winston has thrown 21 interception over his last 18 games.

  • According to Pro Football Focus, during his rookie season Amari Cooper led the league with 18 drops. But in 2016 he seemed to have corrected the problem and logged only four drops on the entire season. This year he’s leading the league with six drops.

  • Demaryius Thomas is the only wide receiver with over 1,000 receiving yards for five years in a row. In each of those seasons, there were two Broncos wide receivers with over 1,000 yards. For two seasons that was Eric Decker, but for the last three years it’s been Emmanuel Sanders.

  • Frank Gore has scored a rushing touchdown in each of his last two games and Seattle gives up the ninth most fantasy points to opposing running backs.

  • Paul Richardson has scored a receiving touchdown in each of his last two games and Indianapolis gives up the ninth most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.

  • Chris Thompson put up 150 receiving yards in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders that is the most receiving yards by any running back in a game this season and the fifth highest on the year among any pass catcher in the league.

  • Eight of Tyreek Hill’s 13 career touchdowns have happened in primetime games.

Good luck in Week 4!