The Week 4 slate is littered with ho-hum Vegas totals and the start of bye weeks (49ers, Jets). What stands out in terms of early-season storylines to apply to Week 4 lineups and roster building?
Kansas City at Detroit and Tampa Bay at the Rams should be prioritized but there are four other games on the main slate with implied totals of at least 46 points. In GPPs, it will be necessary to take a hard stand on whether these (slightly better than) middling games will go over or under their respective totals and construct your rosters accordingly.
Of those four games, Seattle at Arizona and Carolina at Houston are the most appealing. Both the Seahawks and Cardinals have terrible defenses and dynamic offensive weapons at the skill positions. There is a chance Seattle gets out to an early lead and slows the game down, but negative game scripts haven't prevented Arizona from running the third-most plays per game this season.
Carolina at Houston should also be played up in pace and both teams have shown cracks on defense. DeAndre Hopkins has underwhelmed in his last two games yet remains priced as the WR2 (DraftKings), making him an intriguing tournament play this week.