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I didn't know what to do.
It's been a week now, and frankly, I still don't know what I should have done. I give you guys advice every week, so maybe you can help me out on this one and tell me what I should have done. Because I didn't know what to do. That's what I kept thinking.
Hold that thought for a second while we go back to last spring.
I have a great job, but as with any job, there are quirks. Among them is I'm on TV in Bristol, Connecticut, every Sunday of the NFL season until 1 p.m. ET, or kickoff of the early games. Which means it's almost impossible to get to an NFL game in person on a Sunday. Plus, I record a podcast every Monday morning at 10 a.m. ET in which I discuss all the games with Field Yates. I have to watch football on Sunday, as that'll be the only chance I get to see those games before the podcast.
So if I want to go to an NFL game, it has to be Thursday or Monday night. And ideally, it needs to be close: I have podcasts and TV shows that I do on both Tuesdays and Fridays, so I have to be able to come back home after the game that night. So I don't go to a lot of games, but as I glanced, there it was.
Washington at New York. As longtime readers know, I am a Washington fan, as is my 11-year-old. We have twin 3-year-old daughters at home who demand a lot of attention (sometimes at our youngest son's expense), so anytime I can do something for the 11-year-old, I try very hard to do it. Plus, my 15-year-old loves the Giants. And here they were, playing on a night I could go to the game, in a stadium within driving distance, on a night early in the season (good weather and neither team out of it yet!).
When my 17-year-old said he wanted to go, too, I was over the moon and quickly made arrangements for the four of us to go. You see, we share custody of the boys with their father, there are three nights of the week during football season I have to work until midnight or later, and two of the boys are teenagers now. Like most teenagers, they have active social lives. Sometimes they need money, sometimes they need a ride, but generally speaking, my time with them is limited to a few quick bites at dinner as they shovel food in their mouths before heading back to their phones or out to meet friends. They're really good kids but, like I said, teenagers.
It's rare to get all three boys to agree to do the same thing, and the oldest will be going to college soon. Although this isn't the last thing I'll get to do with all three boys as kids, it's pretty close.
I believe in the idea that there are moments in time that are important and need to be grabbed on to tightly and held. This was one of those to me.
So I worked crazy late Monday through Wednesday, pretaping some things, advancing the column and such, to make Thursday clear so we could leave early for the game. Had the parking pass, got the tickets, the whole deal.
It is with four big smiles we jump into the car and head to MetLife Stadium.
As we walk through the parking lot to the game, the 11-year-old turns to me and asks, "Do you think anyone will recognize you?"
Understand that he is asking this with fear, not hope. My boys don't like that I'm on TV and occasionally get recognized. The older ones are used to it and the youngest gets annoyed by it, but if any was to have his way, no one would ever recognize me. To them, all it means is more time they have to stand around bored while I take a picture, hear about someone's team, shake hands or give advice.
They also know that this is the drill. I try to be quick about it, but I believe that this stuff is really important. Many times in my life, I've approached someone I'm a fan of and walked away really happy; other times, I've left really turned off. I never want someone to approach me and walk away upset, so if someone who is nice, polite and genuine walks up, I'm always happy to take a picture, shake a hand, record a video for their league, whatever they want. You bet. Always.
The kids don't like it on this night, but they deal, and it happens a few times on the way to our seats. Whatever. It's quick, the kids are happy, we are all together and then we take our seats.
We have been sitting for less than a minute when I hear them.
They are a group of young guys, early 20s, I'd guess, and drunk. They are sitting in the row directly behind us and they start speaking ... loudly.
"Yeah, I got Jordan Reed going for fantasy tonight."
"Matt Jones sucks, man. Why'd Berry tell me to pick him up?"
"Dude, you read Matthew Berry? I like Karabell."
It's very weird. And I don't know what to do.
They are not addressing me or talking to me. They are talking about me as if I am not there.
Do I interrupt them? "Uh, hey guys, couldn't help but overhear you talking about me ..." So weird and awkward. I haven't turned around; I haven't looked at them yet; I can't tell if they are fans or just trying to get a rise out of me.
They keep going.
"You sure that's Berry?"
"Oh yeah, that's him, look how bald he is."
"Yeah, Yahoo! is so much better."
And so on. Over and over again, they are talking to one another, in loud voices, about me, about fantasy, about things I have written or said, insulting me, cracking one another up.
I don't know what to do. My kids are glancing at me now. "They're talking about you," my 11-year-old whispers. "I know," I say. "Just ignore it. You want something to drink?" He just shakes his head no. He is confused by this and keeps looking back at them. He's 11. He doesn't understand why people are talking about his stepfather like this. I don't have an answer. The 15- and 17-year-olds just shoot me a look, shaking their heads.
And I don't know what to do.
If I turn around and acknowledge them, say, "Hey guys, do you mind, I'm with my kids, could you knock it off?" Maybe they say OK, but maybe they know they have gotten to me and that'll make it worse. They certainly haven't seemed like fans or like reasonable people. They are young, they are drunk and they are Giants fans. My 11-year-old is in a Redskins jersey, and they have referenced I'm a Washington fan.
I keep ignoring, hoping they will eventually tire out. But no, fueled by bro-style competition and (I'm guessing) alcohol, they keep trying to one-up one another. On and on, throughout the entire first quarter. There is no end in sight as they keep talking about me, but never to me.
I don't know what to do.
Giants security is nowhere to be found. I look around many times trying to catch someone's attention, but I don't see anyone. I keep hoping someone will show up, but no one ever does. They have this program where you can text for help, but -- and this is a free helpful hint to the Giants -- you should first have good cellphone coverage in a stadium before you use that technology for security. In the meantime, maybe beef up the detail in Section 134?
I could leave and try to find security, but that means either leaving my kids alone in front of these guys or getting them all up and traipsing around the stadium looking for someone. Or new seats, an impossibility in what appears to be a sold-out stadium.
All they want to do is enjoy the game, and that's all I desperately want as well. Still, the guys keep going and I don't know what to do.
Any sort of confrontation -- verbal, if I was to get up and bring over security, or obviously physical -- and the headlines in blogs the that night and the next day would be "ESPN's Matthew Berry fights with fans at Giants game" or some such. It certainly wouldn't be "Drunk jerks harass Matthew Berry's family."
I just want it to stop. The entire time I never look back, I never acknowledge, I just try to focus on the game and talk to my kids. It's supposed to be our time together -- a rarity -- and we can't even enjoy it.
I'm paralyzed by what to do. I'm bothered, I'm angry and, honestly, I'm humiliated. This is happening in front of my kids. And I don't know what to do.
I've thought about that night a lot in the past week, trying to figure out why I reacted so strongly to it. I've written about being bullied as a kid, and it dawned on me that I was having the same feelings I had as a kid. Feeling helpless, outnumbered, embarrassed and ashamed.
And not knowing what to do.
As I write this sentence, it is 1:27 a.m. Thursday. I've been at the office since 10 a.m. Wednesday. Between research, writing the advice and the "open," this weekly 4,000-plus-word column is a two-day effort that, schedulewise, I just can't start until Wednesday around noon. It's not a complaint. This column is part of what I am paid for, and fantasy has exploded in a way that there is an insatiable appetite for content on all our platforms at ESPN.
The point is, my job takes me away from my kids a lot. And yet, even when I am sitting with them at a game, it's taking me away from them again.
The guys are still going strong into the third quarter when I am saved by a text from a friend, who is sitting in a suite and wants to meet the kids. So we quickly leave and meet my friend, and the kids really enjoy that. So at least that part of the evening is salvaged for them, and I am very grateful to my friend. Still, the evening as a whole was the complete opposite of what I had hoped for.
And then, as we are leaving the stadium and walking to the car, I check my email. There's one in there titled "Sitting behind you."
We're sitting behind you at the Giants game. We never meant to harass you; we honestly thought you were a look-alike of yourself. I apologize for any grief we have caused you and your family members. We just live by your advice.
P.S. Do you like Jordan Reed tonight?
I'm so confused by this email. They didn't mean to harass me but wanted to harass a look-alike of me? That would be OK? What do you mean you never meant to? Everything you said for two-and-a-half quarters was an accident? You claim you live by my advice, but spent the whole time insulting me or being weird? You couldn't just say, "Excuse me, Matthew, big fan, can we get a photo?" or something like a normal person? How long does a guy -- SITTING WITH HIS KIDS -- have to ignore something before you realize it's not something he wants to engage in?
Way too little, too late, but I do appreciate Keith (not his real name) recognizing that the behavior was so bad it needed to be apologized for and making a small attempt at making things right. More than his friends did.
I reached out to Keith and asked him to have an on-the-record conversation about the night; he refused. I asked to speak to his friends, on or off the record, and they refused. I told them I was planning on writing about the night and offered to publish a statement from one or all of them, if they wanted to try to explain their behavior. They refused as well. Would have been interesting, I thought, but just like I couldn't stop them from talking that night, I can't force them to do it now. I have Keith's real full name, his cell phone, his email and I know where he and his friends work. To be honest, I had a moment where I thought about publishing it all.
But then I remembered how painful it was to be publically shamed.
Look, in the real world, these are small problems. Many, many families have much larger issues to deal with and don't even get the luxury of getting to go to a game, so I recognize that this is a high-class issue. It's just that I don't know what I should have done differently that night, and I don't know what to do in the future. Do I just not go out? Not do things in public with my family? I mean, it's not like I'm Taylor Swift, you know? I talk about fake football on basic cable.
I have an amazing job. It's one I worked very hard to get and feel extremely lucky to have. It has provided many incredible opportunities, for which I will be forever grateful. For the most part, I love my job. But every once in a while ... I hate it.
Quarterbacks I love in Week 4
Carson Palmer, Cardinals: I'm not scared of the Rams because it's possible that no quarterback is more locked in right now. He's had multiple touchdowns in nine of his past 10 games; the only game he didn't do it was the one in which he got hurt. He's a top-five fantasy QB but is not being treated like one.
Andy Dalton, Bengals: I'll be damned if Bad Andy has NOT shown up yet. Dalton has thrown for three scores in each of the past two weeks -- and even ran for one in Week 3 -- and his 866 passing yards this season ranks sixth in the NFL. Meanwhile, K.C.'s secondary is banged-up, is traveling on a short week and has allowed 10 passing touchdowns (worst in the NFL) and the fifth-most passing yards. Some of it's due to Aaron Rodgers, but not all of it. As teams continue to focus on stopping Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, Dalton is making them pay. By the way, remember in 2013, when Dalton was a top-five fantasy QB?
2013 through three games: 812 total yards (passing and rushing), 5 TDs, 3 INTs
2015 through three games: 887 total yards, 10 total TDs, 1 INT
Derek Carr, Oakland: Carr has back-to-back 300-yard games and five scores in the past two weeks. He is one of just five QBs with multiple 300-yard passing games this season. And now he faces a Bears team that has allowed the second-most passing touchdowns (eight), and only four teams have fewer sacks. When given at least 2.6 seconds in the pocket, Carr is the fifth-highest-rated quarterback in the league this season, behind only Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Palmer.
If you're desperate: Colin Kaepernick is not going to throw multiple pick-sixes every week, and the Packers are traveling to the West Coast on a short week. The Packers will have no trouble scoring on San Fran, meaning there should be some nice junk time here for Kaepernick. It's worth noting that since the start of last season, no team has given up more rushing yards to opposing QBs than the Packers. ... I know he's been brutal lately and there is a chance this game gets postponed because of weather, but if Sam Bradford plays, I like his chances to have a blow-up game against Washington's overmatched secondary. ... I say it every week: You can do much worse than betting against a Rob Ryan-coached defense. Brandon Weeden is completing 88 percent of his passes so far, and the Saints are tied for the most fantasy points allowed to QBs.
The price is right: In addition to those listed above, other guys I like a lot on DraftKings.com this week include Cam Newton. Hey, happiness is the Buccaneers on the schedule. In six career games against Tampa Bay, he has 16 touchdowns (10 passing, six rushing). Newton has a high floor, and his $7,000 price is just sixth among QBs. ... I continue to bang the drum for Tyrod Taylor, whose $5,800 price on DraftKings seems too low for a home game without LeSean McCoy and facing the Giants' 31st-ranked pass defense. ... If you want an interesting tournament play, I could see people wanting to shy away from Andrew Luck given his struggles and the injury concerns, but he's at home facing the Jaguars, a team he's always played well against.
Quarterbacks I hate in Week 4
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins: In six career games versus the Jets, Tannehill has thrown four touchdowns to go along with six interceptions. Meanwhile, the Jets have allowed opponents to complete just 21.1 percent of deep passes, lowest in the league this season. Tannehill has attempted 30 deep passes this season, fourth-most in the league. I'm not expecting the deep stuff to work against the Jets, and with the Dolphins' run game struggling as well, this should be a low-scoring affair.
Matthew Stafford, Lions: One of these weeks I won't pick on Stafford, but since the start of 2013, only two opposing QBs have had more than 15 fantasy points in a game at Seattle: Peyton Manning (20) and Tony Romo (16). Stafford is banged up, making poor decisions in the pocket and, since the start of last season, has completed just 55.6 percent of passes on the road (compared to 67.5 percent at home).
Teddy Bridgewater, Vikings: A funny thing happened on the way to Bridgewater's breakout season: He's a game manager. I don't care whom the Broncos have faced. Allowing just 13 fantasy points total to opposing QBs this season through three games is damn impressive. Bridgewater will spend a lot of time handing off in this road game.
I know, it's a weak week for quarterbacks on the hate list. What are you gonna do? I can't force it.
Running backs I love in Week 4
Melvin Gordon, Chargers: Two first names, always a crowd-pleaser. The Chargers want to get him going; he had his number called on for six of the first nine plays (including one target) last week against the Vikings, but once the Chargers fell behind 24-7, Gordon got just three more touches. He's been a tough tackle so far. The only RBs with more carries who are averaging more yards after contact are Latavius Murray, Adrian Peterson, Carlos Hyde and Joseph Randle. It's a great matchup against Cleveland, as the Browns have allowed the most rushing yards, the second-highest yards per carry and third-most fantasy points to opposing RBs. We've been waiting for a Melvin Gordon breakout game, and I think this will be it.
Karlos Williams, Bills: The only player this season to have rushed for a touchdown in all three games; he should get all the work, as LeSean McCoy is not expected to play. Williams just pops off the screen when you watch the film and now faces a beat-up Giants defense that has allowed the third-most receptions and second-most receiving yards to opposing RBs.
Joseph Randle, Cowboys: One of four players this season to have rushed for at least 50 yards in all three games; it's always safe to bet against Rob Ryan. The Saints have allowed the seventh-most rushing yards in the NFL (126.0 per game).
Arian Foster, Texans: If he plays, I'm playing him. Especially against a Falcons team that has allowed the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL.
If you're desperate: Randle's teammate Lance Dunbar has 21 receptions, five more than any other running back, and his 215 receiving yards are 36 more than any other back. An obvious PPR play, he'll get enough work here to be worthy of flex consideration in standard play. ... I like Chris Ivory, who's feeling a lot better after his week off, to carry the load in London against the Dolphins' 31st-ranked run defense. ... On the road in San Diego, expect the Browns to run the ball a lot. I like Isaiah Crowell's chances to score this week, and Duke Johnson is a legit PPR flex play against the Bolts' 28th-ranked run defense. ... I know, it's on the road and it's Seattle, but one of the few guys who has made plays for Detroit this season is Ameer Abdullah, and he'll get enough dump-offs in this one to be worth it.
The price is right: Five running backs are more expensive than Matt Forte on DraftKings.com, but he faces a Raiders team that, since the start of last season, has given up the most receiving points to opposing running backs. The offense will run through him, giving him a very high floor for cash games. ... After a huge Week 1, people have gotten off the Carlos Hyde bandwagon, but the Packers are allowing 5.0 yards per rush, worst in the NFL. The Niners will be able to run on the Packers, who are heading west on a short week. Plus, I am playing against Hyde this week, so I assure you, he's going off. Never fails. ... Just the 10th-most expensive running back on DraftKings, Latavius Murray has a very high floor, as he'll get a ton of touches against the Bears. He should be a staple in cash game lineups this week. ... Frank Gore is just $4,700 on DraftKings. Coming off a big game and now at home against the Jags with a banged-up Andrew Luck, expect Gore to touch the ball a lot on Sunday. ... Also, all the guys listed above have good prices on DraftKings.
Running backs I hate in Week 4
Arizona running backs: With Andre Ellington expected back this week, this has the makings of a three-headed monster and we don't know how the touches will shake out. If I had to start someone from this game, it'd be Chris Johnson (and this is all moot if Ellington is out again), but ideally you have better options, as the Rams have a decent run defense and we just don't have a sense of the pecking order.
Lamar Miller, Dolphins: It's a tough matchup with the Jets (sixth-fewest yards allowed per rush) and the Dolphins seem to hate Miller. Thirty-one players have more carries than Miller this season, including Cam Newton. Miller has had 15 or fewer touches in each of the Dolphins' three games this season, so it's hard to see him as a top-20 option this week.
Alfred Morris, Washington: He's in a time-share with Matt Jones, and the Eagles have allowed just 3.1 yards per rush this season, fewest in the NFL. Philly is one of four teams to not allow a rushing TD this season. My beloved Washington is gonna have to win this one on the arm of Kirk Cousins (shudders).
Wide receivers I love in Week 4
Steve Smith Sr., Ravens: Joe Flacco has eyes for Steve Smith only, and can you blame him? After consecutive double-digit catch games, Smith has 50 catches in his past seven regular-season games. One of four wideouts with multiple 10-catch games this season, Smith has a good matchup with a Steelers team that is allowing opponents to complete 72 percent of their passes this season. As Baltimore continues to struggle to get its running game going (and its defense keeps getting lit up), Smith will continue putting up big fantasy numbers.
Jordan Matthews, Eagles: As much as the Eagles have struggled, Matthews continues to get a ton of looks. Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones and Brandon Marshall are the only other receivers to lead their teams in receiving in all three games this season. I am not a believer in Washington's secondary, which got waxed against the first legit passing team the Redskins faced (the Giants in Week 3). In addition, 63.6 percent of the Eagles' qualified WR targets this season -- "qualified" means a WR who has played at least 50 percent of offensive snaps -- have gone to Matthews. For the sake of comparison, Julio Jones is at 60.6 percent and Antonio Brown is at 55.6 percent.
Donte Moncrief, Colts: One of four players who has caught a touchdown in all three games this season, he'll have no issue burning the Jags on the turf in Indy.
Amari Cooper, Raiders: He's one of nine players with multiple 100-yard receiving games this season, and you know I like Derek Carr in this one. And you know who Derek Carr likes? Amari Cooper. The Bears have allowed the second-most receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season.
Alshon Jeffery, Bears: A small sample size, but in Jimmy Clausen's Week 16 start last season with Jeffrey in the lineup, Jeffery had six catches for 72 yards and a touchdown. The Lions were much better defensively last season than the Raiders are this season. Since joining the Bears, Clausen has thrown 46 passes with Jeffery on the field. Nineteen of those passes (41 percent) have been directed at Jeffery. For comparison, that's the same share of targets that Julio Jones is getting with the Falcons, which is the highest rate of any player in the league this season.
If you're desperate: Dating back to 2013, Marvin Jones has caught a touchdown in five of his past seven games and in two straight. As I said in the Dalton write-up, the Chiefs are traveling a on a short week with a banged-up secondary that so far has given up the most receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers. ... I know, he's been hurt, we don't know if he'll play, and the game might be postponed, but if this game is on and DeSean Jackson is active, I am absolutely playing him against Philly. ... With Sammy Watkins injured, I expect even more love for Percy Harvin against the Giants' 31st-ranked pass defense.
The price is right: In addition to all the "love" names, I like some other players a lot on DraftKings.com, including Antonio Brown. He's usually obvious, but in case you were worried about him having Michael Vick as his QB, I wouldn't be. The Ravens have allowed 110 fantasy points to opposing WRs this season, the second-most of any team. ... If you want to go top-shelf but don't feel like paying super-high prices, A.J. Green is just the seventh-highest-priced WR on DraftKings ($7,600), and as you know from my Marvin Jones and Andy Dalton notes, you can pass versus the Chiefs. ... The 49ers are giving up the most yards per pass attempt and allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs, so Randall Cobb ($7,400 on DraftKings) and James Jones ($5,300) will both earn value. ... Allen Hurns ($3,700) has at least 60 yards in three straight games; there's a decent chance that Vontae Davis will shadow Allen Robinson; and the Jags will be behind and throwing in this one.
Wide receivers I hate in Week 4
Calvin Johnson, Lions: The last time Matthew Stafford didn't rank in the bottom third of accuracy when under pressure was 2011, and you know Seattle will bring the heat. It's hard to let a play develop downfield when you're under siege, and no defense has given up fewer 20-plus yard completions (regular season) than the Seahawks since the beginning of last season (that includes a dismal start to this season). Meanwhile, Stafford's percentage of deep throws (20-plus yards downfield) is just 3.1 percent, bottom three in the NFL. Since the start of last season, the Seahawks have allowed just two receiving touchdowns to opposing wide receivers at home. Two. I can't imagine you have better options, so you're gonna have to roll Johnson out there and hope he gets lucky in the end zone, because I don't see a huge day for him otherwise.
Travis Benjamin, Browns: I know, he's been a scoring machine. But don't get cute. The Chargers have given up just six 40-plus-yard pass plays since the beginning of last season and are actually third against the pass so far this season.
Terrance Williams, Cowboys: Of Brandon Weeden's 26 pass attempts last week, only six targeted a wide receiver. The Saints have allowed 24 receptions to wide receivers this season, tied for the second-fewest in the NFL.
Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson, Vikings: Better days are ahead for these two, especially Johnson. I truly believe that, but not this week against a Broncos team that has yet to allow a receiving touchdown to a wide receiver this season and has allowed just four completions on deep passes this season (15-plus yards downfield), tied for fewest in the league. Expect a lot (and I mean a lot) of Adrian Peterson in this game.
Tight ends I love in Week 4
Martellus Bennett, Bears: Bennett is my No. 1 tight end this week, as the Raiders have allowed 58 fantasy points to TEs this season, 16 more than any other team. The Raiders have allowed the most receptions (21) and receiving yards (305) to opposing TEs and have given up five scores in three games.
Jordan Reed, Washington: He's one of two tight ends with at least 60 yards receiving in all three games this season. The other? Rob Gronkowski. Reed has one catch of at least 25 yards in every game this season. Antonio Brown, A.J. Green and Larry Fitzgerald are among those who can't say that. With the Eagles playing strong run defense, Washington will have to attack Philly through the air.
If you're desperate: I like Charles Clay and so does Tyrod Taylor, especially after this past Sunday. Clay has scored in two straight games, Sammy Watkins is hurt, and opposing TEs against the Giants this season have 20 receptions (second-most), 241 yards (third-most) and 3 TDs (tied for third-most). ... Crockett Gillmore is out, which means Maxx Williams gets the start Thursday night against a Steelers team giving up the third-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. ... The Lions will have to throw to someone against the Seahawks, and Eric Ebron has looked good in the early going. Seattle is tied for the seventh-most fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends.
The price is right: Actually, all the tight ends I love on DraftKings.com are mentioned above. Jordan Reed and Martellus Bennett are each just $4,500, and Charles Clay is just $3,300. If you feel like looking elsewhere, consider Jason Witten ($4,400), who faces a Saints defense that just got destroyed by Greg Olsen and has given up three touchdowns to tight ends so far this season and the second-most points to tight ends.
Tight ends I hate in Week 4
Jordan Cameron, Dolphins: I'm not convinced he's 100 percent healthy, and I don't love the matchup even if he was. The Jets have allowed the fewest receptions to opposing tight ends this season and are one of nine teams that has yet to allow a receiving touchdown to a tight end.
Heath Miller, Steelers: Opposing tight ends against the Ravens this season have just seven catches for 30 yards and no touchdowns, and that includes holding down Tyler Eifert last week. This is not a game where Miller usually shines; in his past 10 games against the Ravens, he has just two receiving touchdowns, plus we don't know what a Vick-led offense will look like.
Defenses I love in Week 4
Seattle Seahawks: Just because it's obvious doesn't mean it's not true. The Lions have committed eight turnovers this season, tied for second-most in the league.
If you're desperate: I like the Chargers, at home, facing a nicked-up Josh McCown. ... The Colts don't have a great defense, but at home against Jacksonville, game flow should work in their favor for a solid output.
The price is right: In addition to the teams listed above, the Eagles are just $2,700 on DraftKings and get the human turnover, Kirk Cousins. Philly has five interceptions this season, tied for third-most in the NFL, and Cousins never met double coverage he didn't want to throw into.
Defenses I hate in Week 4
New Orleans Saints: I get it, but Brandon Weeden > Rob Ryan. Weeden is throwing it so short, he is not giving opponents a chance to make plays, and because of the Cowboys' run-heavy, conservative approach, the chances for the Saints to make plays will be few and far between.
Houston Texans: Defenses have scored two total fantasy points against the Falcons this season. You probably don't have a better option in season-long leagues, but on the road against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, I'm looking elsewhere in daily.
Matthew Berry -- The Talented Mr. Roto -- will be watching Thursday night's game from his house. He is a paid spokesman for DraftKings.com and the creator of RotoPass.com, a website that combines a bunch of well-known fantasy sites, including ESPN Insider, for one low price. You might also have heard: He has written a book.