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Week 4: Sit 'Em

We look at players owners usually consider starting but should think otherwise this week This week's picks include Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick, Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Stevan Ridley.
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After a monster opening game, the aging wide receiver's stats have predictably dropped over the next two. The 49ers traded for Boldin this offseason to give them a third option in the passing game alongside Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. Unfortunately, Crabtree suffered a major injury and Davis is now hurt, leaving Boldin as the only reliable threat in their passing game. Defenses can now key in on stopping the ex-Raven and are forcing Colin Kaepernick to throw elsewhere. For those that don't know, elsewhere means a group of relatively unknown and untested wide receivers. The Rams know that stopping Boldin is the key to shutting down the 49ers' passing game this week. That's a bad sign for fantasy owners and St. Louis owns a solid secondary to boot. Consider Boldin no better than a WR3 in fantasy leagues this week.

We want to believe that Marques Colston is a dynamic threat. An average of five receptions for 67 yards with one total touchdown over three weeks says otherwise. Jimmy Graham has dominated targets, especially in the red zone, leaving little for others. Colston has another tough matchup this week with the Dolphins, who could use Brent Grimes to shadow the 30-year-old wide out. Grimes has come back strong after missing the 2012 season with an injury, meaning Colston and his fantasy owners could be in for a long night on Monday. Drew Brees rocks, but rolling with Colston as a starter in two-receiver leagues isn't a must this week.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

 
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Vin Sadicario
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Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Vin is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan. In addition to his love for the Dolphins, Vin is an avid fantasy football player. Vin has been playing fantasy football for the past eleven years, while writing for FFToolbox for the past six seasons. When he is not writing for FFToolbox, Vin enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time in the gym.
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