With nine of the 15 Week 4 games (excluding Monday Night) being decided by seven points or less, fans with NFL League Pass had plenty of competitive games to choose from. In some of those games, they got to see excellent individual games from players that were quite unexpected.

Here are the best performances from players who were mostly unowned (or at least not started in the majority of leagues) in Fantasy Football leagues in Week 4. Each week, one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, and one tight end will be highlighted.

To see the Week 3 team, click here.


Deshaun Watson, Texans

Week 4 stats: 283 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 24 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown

Watson was added in some fantasy leagues in the days heading up to Week 4 after a solid fantasy performance in Week 3 against New England. Not everyone was sold on throwing the rookie into their starting lineup though, as he was about to embark in only his third career start. All he did was score five touchdowns, (four passing, one rushing) which tied an NFL rookie record.

Running backs

Alvin Kamara, Saints

Week 4 stats: 25 rushing yards, 10 receptions, 71 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Kamara made the Week 3 list as well but was still unowned in most fantasy leagues due to seemingly being third in the Saints running back pecking order behind Mark Ingram and Adrian Peterson.

He had 10 carries and 10 receptions total in the first three weeks. He doubled his season reception total with his 10 in Week 4, and his five carries were at least more than the three he received in Weeks 2 and 3 combined.

Elijah McGuire, Jets

Week 4 stats: 93 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 receptions, 38 receiving yards

McGuire was a sixth-round pick by the Jets this past April.

After not receiving a carry in the season opener, he received 13 the following two weeks and tallied 63 yards. With Matt Forte out, McGuire received an even larger workload as he had 10 carries on Sunday. His first career touchdown was a 69-yard scamper in the third quarter.

Wide receivers

Devin Funchess, Panthers

Week 4 stats: 7 receptions, 70 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns

Funchess wasn't a fantasy factor in his first two seasons of 2015-16, when he combined for 54 receptions for 844 yards and nine touchdowns.

Now a full-time starter, he was starting to see the ball more (eight catches combined in Weeks 2 & 3) but not enough for fantasy owners to believe he was a viable player to own. His seven receptions in Week 4 tied a career-high, and it was his first career two-touchdown game.

Will Fuller V, Texans

Week 4 stats: 4 receptions, 35 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 4 rushing yards

Fuller made his season debut on Sunday returning from a broken collarbone. The first-round pick in 2016 wasn't a very useful fantasy player in his rookie season, as he finished with 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdowns. Before Week 4, his last touchdown came on October 2nd, 2016.

Tight end

Tyler Kroft, Bengals

Week 4 stats: 6 receptions, 68 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns

Now in his third season, Kroft has been utilized as a blocking tight end for the Bengals during his career. Entering Week 4, he had just 25 career receptions for 254 yards and one touchdown in 33 games. It was easily a career game for Kroft as his previous career-highs were four receptions and 46 yards.