Alex Smith completed 31-of-45 passes for 386 yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to the Bengals.
While Smith's 386 yards were a career high, he did not throw for any touchdowns or interceptions and absorbed five sacks. Kansas City settled for a whopping seven field goals in this one, losing 36-21. Smith will at least be on the streaming radar against a weak Bears defense in Week 5. Through four weeks, Smith is on pace for a 16:9 TD-to-INT ratio. He's just a QB2 in fantasy.
Karlos Williams rushed 18 times for 40 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' Week 4 loss to the Giants.
DeMarco Murray told reporters he does not believe he is getting the ball enough.
Murray carried the ball eight times for 36 yards in the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins, but 30 of those yards came on a single run early in the game. Murray has managed 17 yards on his other 28 carries this season. If anything, the offense moved better with Murray out of the lineup last week, and the offense did not find its legs against the Redskins until the deep passing game became the focus in the second half. The evidence suggests Murray should be getting the ball less, and that very well may happen next week against the Saints.
Jeremy Maclin secured 11-of-14 targets for 148 yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to the Bengals.
Maclin continued to dominate targets in this one, seeing 14 while Chris Conley and Travis Kelce tied for second on the Chiefs with seven targets apiece. Maclin has returned WR2 value and then some through four weeks, and at the quarter pole is on pace for 112 catches, 1,592 yards, and four touchdowns. He gets a mouth-watering matchup against the Bears in Week 5.
Charcandrick West rushed five times for 17 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for four yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to the Bengals.
West rotated with Jamaal Charles in the second half. Knile Davis was not the No. 2 running back in this game, which suggests West may have passed Davis on Kansas City's depth chart. West has a superior all-purpose game with the ability to make an impact as a receiver. He's someone to at least monitor in 14- and 16-team fantasy leagues.
Ted Ginn caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards and two touchdowns in Carolina's Week 4 win over the Bucs.
It was a dream day if you used Ginn in a DFS tournament. The veteran deep threat now has three scores on only 12 catches this season, but appears in sync with Cam Newton. Ginn was averaging 7.3 targets coming into Week 4. He'll be a fantasy no-go against the Legion of Boom in Week 6, but will remain a "pick your spots" WR4 going forward.
Rashad Jennings rushed nine times for 38 yards and caught both of his targets for 54 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.
As has been the case the first month of the season, Jennings, Andre Williams, and Shane Vereen rotated snaps in the Giants' backfield. Jennings wasn't making much noise before scoring from 51 yards out in the fourth quarter on a catch-and-run dump-off at the line of scrimmage. Two Bills defenders missed tackles on the play. Through four games, Jennings is averaging a mere 3.19 YPC and is on pace for just 536 yards rushing with 28 catches. He's barely on the FLEX radar.
Jamaal Charles rushed 11 times for 75 yards and caught 6-of-6 targets for 70 yards in the Chiefs' Week 4 loss to Cincinnati.
Charles was extremely efficient with his touches, but it's worth noting that he rotated with Charcandrick West in the second half of Sunday's loss. That may have been a case of the Chiefs trying to manage Charles, who through entered the game leading all NFL running backs in snaps played. Either way, fantasy owners should be pleased with Charles' 145 all-purpose yards. Charles has a gorgeous matchup with the Bears on deck. Through four games, Charles is on pace for 1,828 total yards and 20 touchdowns. He will be the overall RB1 entering Week 5.