The New Orleans Saints will welcome back FS Jairus Byrd and CB Keenan Lewis as the pair of defensive backs makes their 2015 debut.
Both Byrd and Lewis were out due to injury, and New Orleans is hoping the duo will provide a spark for their 22nd ranked pass defense. The Saints will face Dallas quarterback Brandon Weeden in his second start of the season after completing 22 of 26 passes for 232 yards in Week 3. The Saints D/ST won't be useful in fantasy leagues this week, despite the home matchup against Weeden.
New York Jets CB Buster Skrine will cover Miami wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Sunday when the Jets and Dolphins take the field in London.
"I’ll be ready for it," Skrine told the New York Daily News. "I’m just ready for the challenge. You always like to go against the best receiver." Landry has 230 receiving yards on the season and has hauled in at least eight passes in three Miami games in 2015. The Jets D/ST has been great against the pass this season, registering fourth among NFL teams in passing yards allowed, and third in opponent yards per pass attempt. This week, the Jets D/ST will be a top-five fantasy option when they play Miami.
The San Diego defense has allowed just 189.3 passing yards per game through three weeks.
The Chargers have limited Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton, and Teddy Bridgewater so far in 2015 and will face Cleveland's Josh McCown this week. San Diego is also limiting opposing passers to just a 60 percent completion rate, a stat that bodes well with McCown and his 57.9 percent clip visiting Qualcomm Stadium this week. The Chargers are a nice streaming target and a borderline top-12 defense in Week 4.
The Dallas Cowboys' run defense will attempt to bounce back against New Orleans after getting shredded by Devonta Freeman in Week 3.
Freeman torched the Cowboys for 141 yards on 30 carries last week and also added 52 yards on five catches. While the offense of New Orleans hasn't been very effective in 2015, they will get Drew Brees back in Week 4 and have multiple running backs who are capable of giving the Dallas defense problems. The Cowboys D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy options this week on the road.
The Cincinnati Bengals face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4, who have allowed 14 sacks in three games, the most in the NFL.
Alex Smith was taken down seven times by the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 and now the Chiefs travel to face Cincinnati on Sunday. The Bengals have recorded six sacks on the season and will look to increase that total this week. Cincinnati has been a decent D/ST option so far in 2015 and will be a startable group again this week at home.
Texans LT Duane Brown (questionable, thumb) is a game-time decision for Week 4.
Brown returned to limited practice this week and is expected to play. The Texans have minor injuries to their offensive line with RG Brandon Brooks (ankle) and RT Derek Newton (ankle) probable, but should be close to full strength Sunday.
The Cincinnati Enquirer listed Kansas City OLB Justin Houston vs Cincinnati T Andre Smith as the key matchup for Week 4.
The Chiefs will travel to Cincinnati on a short week after losing to Green Bay on Monday night. The pass rushing ability of Houston will be important for Kansas City, as the Bengals have allowed just two sacks of Andy Dalton so far this season. Houston has three sacks of his own early in 2015 and the All-Pro will look to continue his strong start on Sunday. The Chiefs D/ST will not be a startable group on the road this week at Cincinnati.
The Atlanta Falcons are expecting Houston running back Arian Foster to play on Sunday.
Foster (groin) is questionable for Sunday's matchup between the Texans and Falcons, but Atlanta coach Dan Quinn is preparing his team to face the star running back. "We are going to prepare like he is playing," Quinn said. "It’s always easier to go that way. We’ve got great respect for him. We know the cutback ability is there. He can turn any play into a big play." Atlanta is allowing 4.8 yards per carry to opposing teams (fifth-worst in the NFL), but the matchup with QB Ryan Mallett makes the Falcons D/ST a mid-tier fantasy option this week.