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XFL Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 4: It’s a PJ Walker and Cam Phillips World

XFL Fantasy Rankings, Week 4: It's a PJ Walker and Cam Phillips World

Through three weeks of the XFL, there have been ups and there have been downs, but through it all one thing remains constant. Whoever drafted PJ Walker and Cam Phillips has been destroying your season-long XFL Fantasy league. Despair not fellow degens! All is not lost! There are some rising stars who can salvage your season still, and with discipline, a can-do attitude, and a little luck, you can overcome the seemingly unstoppable Walker/Phillips duo. Study the rankings, watch for injury news, and consider a sacrifice to the fantasy gods as well. Your fantasy rankings for Week 4 of XFL action are on tap here!

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PJ Walker Houston QB01
Cam Phillips Houston WR01
Rashad Ross DC WR02
Cameron Artis-Payne Dallas RB01
James Butler Houston RB02
Josh Johnson LA QB02
De’Mornay Pierson-El St.Louis WR03
Cardale Jones DC QB03
Matt Jones St.Louis RB03
Kahlil Lewis Houston WR04
Landry Jones Dallas QB04
Donald Parham Dallas TE01
De’Veon Smith Tampa RB04
Lance Dunbar Dallas RB05
Jordan Ta’Amu St.Louis QB05
Martez Carter LA RB06
Austin Proehl Seattle WR05
Tre McBride LA WR06
Darius Victor NewYork RB07
Flynn Nagel Dallas WR07
Trey Williams Seattle RB08
Kenneth Farrow Seattle RB09
Brandon Barnes LA TE02
Brandon Silvers Seattle QB06
Jacques Patrick Tampa RB10
Nick Holley Houston RB11
Nick Truesdell Tampa TE03
Alonzo Russell St.Louis WR08
Dan Williams Tampa WR09
Jalan Tolliver Tampa WR10
Christine Michael St.Louis RB12
Reece Horn Tampa WR11
Eli Rogers DC WR12
Kermit Whitfield LA WR13
L’Damian Washington St.Louis WR14
Donnel Pumphrey DC RB13
Taylor Cornelius Tampa QB07
Ja’Quan Gardner Seattle RB14
Tim Cook NewYork RB15
Mekale McKay NewYork WR15
Marcus Lucas St.Louis TE04
Jake Powell NewYork TE05
Keenan Reynolds Seattle WR16
DeAndre Thompkins DC WR17
Larry Rose LA RB16
Austin Duke NewYork WR18
Sam Mobley Houston WR19
Jhurrell Pressley DC RB17
Jordan Smallwood LA WR20
Khari Lee DC TE06
Luis Perez NewYork QB08
Marquise Williams NewYork QB09
Matt McGloin NewYork QB10
Brandon Reilly St.Louis WR21
Khalid Abdullah DC RB18
Sean Price Dallas TE07
DeAndre Goolsby Tampa TE08
Justin Stockton NewYork RB19
Colby Pearson NewYork WR22
Jeff Badet Dallas WR23
Evan Rodriguez Seattle TE09
Adonis Jennings LA WR24
Wes Saxton St.Louis TE10
Sammie Coates Houston WR25
Andre Williams Houston RB20
Keith Ford St.Louis RB21
Alonzo Moore Seattle WR26
EJ Bibbs NewYork TE11
Derrick Hayward DC TE12
Aaron Murray Tampa QB11

Quarterbacks: Johnson and the Jones Brothers chasing PJ Walker

We all know that PJ Walker is the clear QB1 so far, but the next tier of quarterbacks is starting to sort itself out and provide us with some clarity moving forward. The other young gun, Jordan Ta’amu, has started to carve out his place in the XFL quarterback hierarchy as well. He is presently second in quarterback points, but he has played an extra game when compared to QB3 Josh Johnson. Ta’amu has been accurate and decisive passer, while also gaining chunks of yards on the ground. Presently he is completing 75% of his passes, and the only reason he was not more of a prolific passer in Week 3 was that the BattleHawks running game was gashing the defense at will. Ta’amu should be considered at the top of the next tier of XFL fantasy quarterbacks behind Walker.

Landry Jones and Cardale Jones are both contending with Ta’amu for the title of QB2, but Cardale took a big step back last week against LA, he should be primed for a big bounce-back against Tampa. Landry, on the other hand, will be tested Sunday afternoon against PJ Walker and Houston in what looks to be the most high-octane matchup thus far… The New York Guardians quarterback situation gains the “who knows” label this week as Matt McGloin looks to be on the outs. It remains unclear who will take over between Marquise Williams and Luis Perez, but both should offer more upside than McGloin… Meanwhile, in Tampa, Aaron Murray returns this week! He has upside as the Tampa offense is discovering itself heading into Week 4.

Running Backs: Carter arrives, Dunbar shines

Many things have been written, and will continue to be written about Montez Carter, but Lance Dunbar might be the sneaky good running back play down the stretch. Dunbar is presently fifth in the XFL in targets with 23. When you combine that with his 19 carries, you get the RB4 through three weeks of XFL action. Dunbar is averaging 5.4 yards per touch, and it looks like Landry Jones will continue to trust the veteran back, as should you as an RB1 for the rest of the season.

Donnel Pumphrey appears to have taken over the lead back role for the Defenders, he has been more efficient with his touches and more explosive than Jhurrell Pressley… The Three-Headed Dragon continues to be a solid RB2 play week-to-week, but it appears that Ja’Quan Gardner is a less reliable option due to his struggles catching passes. He is more of a flex play moving forward while Williams and Farrow remain entrenched in the RB2 conversation… Jacques Patrick and De’Veon Smith both got solid run in Week 3, but Smith out-touched Patrick 17-12. This backfield will roll with whoever is more effective in a given week, but both are startable options in a shallow XFL fantasy running back field.

Wide Receivers: Spruce is out, will McBride, Whitfield, or Jennings fill the role

Nelson Spruce has firmly entrenched himself as the top dog in Los Angeles, but as he battles and injury this week the Wildcats receiving corps now has question marks. Jordan Smallwood and Adonis Jennings have been the consistent options opposite Spruce before this week. Week 3 provided a few new wrinkles as Tre McBride balled out against his former team to the tune of five catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns, but do not forget about Kermit Whitfield either. The shifty and multi-dimensional Whitfield ran the second-most routes from the slot for Los Angeles, and they like to get him involved in gadget plays as well. Whitfield could be the biggest beneficiary of the Spruce injury as he climbs into the WR2 conversation.

The Tampa Bay Vipers have had a subtly prolific passing offense. Reece Horn, Dan Williams, and Jalan Tolliver are all in the top-10 for targets at the receiver position. With that kind of consistency, look for them to be consistent options at a deep XFL fantasy wide receiver position… Mekale McKay will be a big beneficiary of a quarterback change in New York. Big Play McKay has been underutilized thus far and either Luis Perez or Marquise Williams will be a better option for McKay’s fantasy outlook… L’Damian Washington may have had a down week last week, but he should rebound this week as he recovers from injury.

Tight End: Barnes and Powell emerge as consistent options

Donald Parham is fourth in targets with 24 and third in yards with 217. Combine those numbers with his three touchdowns and his status as the undisputed top target in Dallas, Parham is the clear-cut TE1… Brandon Barnes is tied for third on the Wildcats in catches and has been consistently targeted each week, his reliable target share makes him a solid tight end option… Jake Powell has emerged as the most reliable option for the Guardians and leads the team in catches. His consistent production makes him a contender to be the next-best tight end option after Parham in XFL Fantasy leagues.

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