Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers put on a show vs the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football, winning the game 28-14. Herbert threw for 3 touchdowns while Austin Ekeler was a fantasy football monster, rushing for a career-high 117 yards. The mighty Raiders’ offense just couldn’t handle the relentless pass rush of LA.
Here are the biggest takeaways fantasy managers should draw from the final NFL game of Week 4.
Jared Cook Is Well Worth Rostering
Cook as been the clear TE1 in Los Angeles to start the year. He leads the group in just about every major stat category and blows everyone else out of the water when it comes to snaps played and routes run. It all manifested itself beautifully Monday night, with a 6/7-70-1 stat line.
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Given how explosive the Chargers’ passing attack is with Herbert under center, Cook has TE1 potential any given week. Added bonus: The Chargers are set for a relatively easy passing schedule in the next four weeks.
Also, Mike Williams managers, don’t panic. Even the best fall down sometimes.
Hunter Renfrow Is a WR2
It may sound crazy to you, but Hunter Renfrow is currently the WR22 in .5PPR. He’s also 43% rostered in Sleeper leagues. I strongly suggest you add him immediately.
He’s certainly not the sexiest fantasy receiver out there, but he’s been phenomenally consistent to start the year. He’s seen at least 6 targets, 5 catches, and 45 yards in every game this season. He’s also Derek Carr’s favorite target not named Darren Waller. (And even then, Waller’s numbers are boosted because he started the year with a 19 target game. Remember that?) Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards have flashed the home run potential we love in fantasy, but Renfrow so far this year has been the definition of set it and forget it. That’s a great guy to snag off waivers.