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Week 4: Start 'Em

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Terrelle Pryor, Isaiah Pead, Jason Snelling, Ryan Broyles, and Aaron Dobson.
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As Geno Smith improves and gains confidence, so does Stephen Hill. After a very quiet rookie season, Hill is showing signs of becoming a weekly producer. Granted, it's only three weeks into the season, but the former Georgia Tech product is well on his way to surpassing his 2012 numbers. In each game this season, Hill has improved on the week before, culminating in his 3-108-1 stat line against the Bills. While 2-1 now, the Jets likely face uphill battles most weeks, meaning lots of second half throws. Factor in the defensive attention going toward Santonio Holmes and Hill is looking like a WR3 or Flex option this week - and with an improving Smith, beyond.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve

When the Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins, their hope was that he would provide them with some help in opening up the offense and allowing Andre Johnson to face less double coverage. What they didn't expect was for Hopkins to make an impact so early. Johnson hasn't been able to finish the last two games, leaving Hopkins as the go-to guy and he has delivered. Two weeks ago, he caught seven passes for 117 yards and the game winning touchdown in overtime. Last week he caught six passes for 60 yards. With Johnson less than 100%, the Texans will continue to look Hopkins' way. If you need a flex or receiver starter, Hopkins makes for a great option, especially in Point Per reception leagues.

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