John Brown, Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders are usually a laughing stock when it comes to defense but they haven’t been that bad in covering receivers. After allowing Robbie Anderson to surprise them in Week 1, the Raiders have minimized the damage done to them by the receiver. One can say Michael Thomas’ injury has some influence over that, but still, this is not a situation where you load up your fantasy players if they’re playing the Vikings, Cowboys or Browns.

That said, Brown is a tricky play this week after he injured his calf early in Week 3 and missed what could have been his third straight game with at least 15.0 fantasy points. He is expected to play as he was taken off the Bills’ injury report. Given the matchup, the nagging calf injury, and Josh Allen spreading the ball to Cole Beasley again and others, we’re fading Brown in Week 4.