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Corner Lockdown – Week 4

Bold Predictions

After missing one game, Chris Ivory will score twice.

Chris Ivory could have played last week, but the New York Jets played it safe and let him rest. He should be well rested for Week 4 against Miami in London. Ivory has been productive in the early going and has a great matchup against Miami’s 31st-ranked rush defense. Look for Ivory to get plenty of touches in this contest and find paydirt a couple times.

Sam Bradford will throw three touchdown passes.

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Philadelphia QB Sam Bradford.

Is this the week that Bradford and the Philadelphia offense figures it out? Sooner or later you have to think that coach Chip Kelly’s offense is going to find its stride. I think Philadelphia finally puts it together against Washington. I know it’s on the road, but Washington is reeling right now and just got torched by the New York Giants. Bradford and company puts a complete game together in Week 4.

 

Shark Sleepers

Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants

Randle had his coming out party last week after the team said he needed to get more targets. He took full advantage and went for more than 100 yards with a touchdown. The Giants have a tough game at Buffalo, but you can throw on the Buffalo, so I think the Giants receivers have big games. Victor Cruz is out once again and may not be back anytime soon after re-injuring his calf, so Randle is the clear No. 2 receiver. He’s a solid flex play for Week 4.

Karlos Williams, RB, Buffalo

The rookie out of Florida State will get his first career start as Buffalo is resting LeSean McCoy so his hamstring can fully heal. Williams has been a great backup to McCoy so far this season and is the only player in the league to have a rushing touchdown in each of the first three games. He should make it four straight against a very weak New York Giants defense. Due to the matchup and the volume Williams is expected to get, he can be plugged in as a RB2 on Sunday. I think he easily sees 20 touches.

 

Lock of the Week

Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego

Gordon has been average so far in 2015. He’s averaging around 15 carries a game, but only about 62 yards rushing. He hasn’t been too involved in the passing game either as Danny Woodhead is getting most of the third down work. San Diego wants Gordon to be the workhorse and I think this is the week that he shines. Gordon has a dream matchup against a Cleveland defense that has allowed the most rushing yards in the league. He will not only score his first NFL touchdown, but Gordon will also have his first career 100-yard rushing game.

 

Who’s on Revis Island?

The New York Jets square off against Miami in London in an AFC East divisional contest. Revis will most likely be shadowing Jarvis Landry for most of the day which makes Landry a tough play in fantasy. If you’re in a points per reception league Landry still makes for a good flex play, but other than that I would bench him this week. You can expect a similar stat line to that of Jordan Matthews last week (6 catches, 49 yards).

About Steve Rudy

Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.