Fantasy Football Start or Sit Week 4: RB Elijah McGuire
By Matthew Ordazzo
When it comes to Week 4 of Fantasy Football, running back Elijah McGuire serves as a safe sit despite fellow running back Matt Forte, most likely sitting out with a toe injury.
According to the Media Relations Department of the New York Jets, Matt Forte is likely to sit out of Sunday’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a turf toe injury. With that being said, it will leave the Jets backfield dwindled down to Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, and newly signed Travaris Cadet. Should fantasy football owners take a chance on McGuire since he might see more reps come his way in Week 4?
Unfortunately, McGuire still serves as a safe sit as Powell is the back you need to plugin to your starting lineup as either an RB2 or FLEX option. Despite Forte most likely sitting out Week 4, the rookie sixth-round draft pick will definitely take a back seat to Powell and possibly lose valuable snaps to a receiving back in Cadet who has experience in offensive coordinator John Morton’s system.
McGuire, on the season, has 13 carries for 63 rushing yards and one reception for seven yards. During the Miami game last week, McGuire saw more snaps as he rushed for 34 yards on seven attempts.
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Despite the praise from his veteran teammate in Forte, McGuire isn’t someone you should immediately rush to the waiver wire for as Powell like mentioned previously, is the man you should be adding to your team as we speak. McGuire needs to see much more playing time before he becomes a viable fantasy waiver wire addition.
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In conclusion, let McGuire reside on the waiver wire for the foreseeable future as Powell will be the feature back for the Jets during Forte’s possible absence.