Thanks to huge outings from the likes of Steve Smith Sr., Gary Barnidge, and Cam Newton, my weekly matchup plays have been somewhat of a success the past couple of weeks.

And this week, the first week where teams are on the bye, it’s even more important to find slots where you can maximize production and thus, your Sunday happiness. More specifically, the New England Patriots are off this week – and that basically affects everyone’s fantasy football team.

So I’ve dissected the matchups and found five players I really like in Week 4 if you need to fill a bye week roster spot. These guys also make excellent tournament plays in daily fantasy if you’re into that sort of thing.

Let’s start it off with everyone’s Week 4 darling.

Karlos Williams

Without a doubt, Karlos Williams is the hottest trending topic in fantasy football heading into Week 4. That’s why I decided to get his name out of the way first because I feel cheap for even putting him on here.

But I couldn’t help myself. Williams is in too good of a situation and has played too well in the early season to not get my name behind this train.

Donte Moncrief

If Andrew Luck can’t go I still like this play, obviously just not as much. Fun fact: Donte Moncrief is one of six NFL players who have scored at least one touchdown in each of the first three weeks.

The other five: the aforementioned Karlos Williams, Jamaal Charles, Brandon Marshall, James Jones, and Travis Benjamin. A pretty interesting mix to say the least.

Moncrief has emerged in a crowded Colts offense, and despite the struggles of Andrew Luck – he’s nestled himself as a strong WR2 each week in fantasy football. Especially against Jacksonville in Week 4.

Allen Hurns

Look opposite of the Colts sideline for another wide receiver who could have a huge game and you’ll find Jacksonville’s Allen Hurns. Hurns is nursing a bit of a thigh injury, but he was present at practice Thursday.

If he’s able to go, I like him to dominate the weaker side of the Colts secondary with Vontae Davis taking primary duties on Allen Robinson.

Hurns has at least 60 yards receiving in each of the first three games and added a touchdown to his resume in Week 3. I think he makes it back-to-back weeks with a TD if he’s able to suit up.

Colin Kaepernick

Oh no, Brian. Don’t do it.

Too late, it’s already been done.

I’m just asking to be a sucker come Monday with how desperate of a pick this is, but I can’t help but like the situation Kaepernick is in against Green Bay. His past history against Dom Capers’ defenses is duly noted.

In two regular-season games against the Packers, Kaepernick has thrown for 412 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. It’s going to take some serious stones to play him, but the information is there to help you rest easy should you take the leap.

Amari Cooper

No. 1 wide receiver against the Chicago Bears. I really don’t feel like I need to say a whole lot more.

It’s free cheese.