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Fantasy Football: 10 biggest reactions to NFL Week 4

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets running back Breece Hall (20) celebrates his game-winning touchdown over the Steelers near tight end Tyler Conklin (83) and Braxton Berrios (10) late in the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. The Jets won 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Rashaad Penny‘s and Josh Jacobs dominant performances: Both backs surpassed 150 yards and scored twice, and they could continue to put up big numbers.

Michael Gallup and Rondale Moore return: Both wide receivers played their first game of the season and gave reason to believe they can have success this season.

More bad news for Kyle Pitts: Pitts put up 25 or fewer receiving yards for the third time this season and was too often off the field on pass plays.

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These are my 10 biggest reactions to the games from the Week 4 Sunday slate. To get a more in-depth breakdown, check out my full Sunday recap.

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Rashaad Penny is trending up

Penny had by far his best game of the season on the ground, but there is even more reason to be excited about him going forward.

    • He gained 151 yards on 17 carries for two touchdowns and caught a six-yard pass.
    • Penny has remained the clear leader on early downs and in goal-line situations, holding off second-round rookie Kenneth Walker III by outplaying him.
    • Travis Homer landed on injured reserve this past week with a rib injury, which will hold him out for at least three more games.
    • DeeJay Dallas largely took Homer’s role last week, but Penny received four snaps on third-and-three or longer, which is more than he had in any game in 2021 or 2022.
    • Penny’s third-down usage continued to improve, playing five snaps on third-and-3 or longer for the fourth time in his career. He has never achieved that more than once in a season but could potentially pull it off as early as next week.
    • He’s run 16 or more routes six times in his career, including in four of his past five games.

Breece Hall is now a weekly fantasy starter

The Jets continued to get Hall more involved in the offense, and the situation could be getting even better going forward.

    • Hall ran 17 times for 66 yards and a touchdown while catching two passes on six targets for 12 yards.
    • New York already used Hall as the passing-down back last week, and he continued to take that role in this game.
    • His 26 targets this season are the second-most for any running back.
    • This was the first week where he received the majority of early-down snaps.
    • He received the clear majority of goal-line work last week and 100% of those snaps this week.
    • His rushing production was much better than Michael Carter’s this week, and he has graded out better than Carter as a rusher on the season. This could lead to a larger majority in the future.
    • Carter should still be on fantasy benches as a handcuff, but he should no longer be considered for starting lineups.


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