Throughout the 2023 season, NFL Network analysts will provide one bold prediction heading into each week's slate of games (see the full Week 4 schedule).
There's nothing like a good old-fashioned revenge game. After spending the first seven years of his career in Dallas, Ezekiel Elliott will line up against the ‘Boys for the first time Sunday. Would you put it past Bill Belichick to give Zeke a few chances to punch it in against his former club? I certainly wouldn’t. Especially to rub it in against a Dallas offense that’s struggling in the red zone early in the year. Elliott will score two TDs in his return to Jerry World.
Stefon Diggs tops his high-yards mark as a member of the Buffalo Bills (162), but it’s the second-most receiving yards in Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, behind Tyreek Hill. This is going to be an absolute scorefest. Diggs was heavily featured last season against Miami, with at least nine targets in all three matchups. Hill has a history of success against the Bills, as fans still have nightmares of him throwing up the peace sign in that heartbreaking Divisional Round tilt a couple seasons back. Both players absolutely go off in one of the best games of 2023.
Darren Waller is only TE8 through three weeks of action, while the Seahawks' defense ranks 14th against the position. However, numbers without context are deceiving. This Seattle defense is still the group that allowed the second-most points to tight ends in 2022. It has yet to play elite TEs this season, but has still allowed the sixth-most receiving yards to guys at the position through three games. Waller is a great player, receiving over 20 percent of the team’s targets, air yards and red zone targets this season. He will finish Week 4 as the TE1 with a big performance for the Giants on Monday Night Football, winning a whole lotta fantasy matchups.
Fresh off a week as the top two WRs in fantasy, Davante Adams and Keenan Allen face off in Sunday’s divisional showdown at SoFi. They're primed for an encore to the tune of a combined 30 catches, 300 yards and three touchdowns. With Mike Williams out for the season, Allen is a front-runner to lead the league in receptions, and whether it’s Jimmy Garoppolo, Axel Edward Brian Hoyer (yep) or Aidan O’Connell under center, Adams will be the focal point for Vegas. Prepare for fireworks.
Full NFL Week 4 schedule
Thursday, September 28
Sunday, October 1
- Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London (9:30 a.m. ET on ESPN+/Disney+)
- Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers (4:05 p.m. ET on CBS)
- New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers (4:25 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC/Universo)
Monday, October 2
- Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants (8:15 p.m. ET on ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN Deportes)