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Jahnke: Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings

Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post our rankings in PPR, non- PPR and 0.5 PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. Jon Macri and I then add our IDP rankings, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were the third-most accurate among 129 experts in 2019, and they were also the most accurate for running backs. After two weeks of 2020, they were sixth-best among 166 fantasy experts.

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Of course, our rankings are in a constant state of flux, with changes being made due to injury reports and personnel/usage updates, among other factors. But regardless of any changes that may occur between now and Sunday, here are 10 borderline fantasy starters whose rankings I feel confident about heading into the fourth week of the fantasy football season. These rankings are based on PPR scoring settings within their positions as of Wednesday morning.

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Sep 27, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) motions against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at State Farm Stadium. Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports
11. QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Stafford finished as QB21 in Week 1 but has slowly been improving his fantasy production — he was QB15 finish last week. That upward trend should continue against the Saints. One reason for optimism is the fact that Kenny Golladay is back. Golladay's six catches last week were the most for any Lions player so far this year. His PFF receiving grade of 77.5 was solid, and Golladay should have even more playing time this week.

The Saints defense has given up the sixth-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks at 22.2. They haven’t allowed many rushing yards to quarterbacks, and the total of 104 passing attempts against them is right around average. But they've given up touchdowns and a higher than average yards per attempt allowed. The opportunity for a multiple-touchdown game should make Stafford a top-12 quarterback this week.

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