Clontarf is the region’s quiet achiever over the last year

first_imgNewport went backwards according to the latest data.The median house sale price is still very affordable at $455,000, which puts it in about the mid range of suburb prices across the area.The most expensive suburb in the area, Newport, also had the biggest fall over the last 12 months.Currently the median house sales price in Newport is $820,000, which is a drop of 10.9 per cent over the last 12 months. Newport also had the lowest amount of sales in the area, with just 70 homes sold over 12 months. Clontarf had a very good year for price growth.CLONTARF might not be the first suburb people think of in the Redcliffe Peninsula, but it could be the region’s quiet performer.The suburb recorded the strongest price growth across the Redcliffe region over the last 12 months, with median house sales prices increasing by 9 per cent.It was more than double Deception Bay which had 4.4 per cent growth over the same period.The suburb of Redcliffe was another strong performer with a 6.5 per cent increase over the 12 months, and Margate was also strong on 5.4 per cent. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoClontarf is one of the closest suburbs in the Redcliffe Peninsula to Brisbane’s central business district at 25km. last_img read more

Varma appoints replacement for retiring chief executive Vuoria

first_imgVarma, Finland’s largest private investor and mutual pension insurance company, has appointed Risto Murto as president and chief executive.Murto will step into his new role on 1 January 2014, replacing Matti Vuoria, who will retire.Murto is currently the €36bn firm’s deputy chief executive and a member of the executive group, serving as the CIO.He joined Varma in 2006. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2005, he held the roles of managing director and director at Opstock.Murto has also worked as head of research at Erik Selin, today called Carnegie, and as head of research at the Bank of Finland.Sakari Tamminen, chairman of Varma’s board, said: “Murto has an extensive background and strong competence in matters concerning the international economy, as well as in managing the assets of a pension company.“A key issue for the pension system, both now and in future, is the success of investment operations.”The appointment is said to reflect the growing importance and appreciation in the local pension scene of investment expertise as asset volume has been increasing.During Murto’s time as Varma’s CIO, the firm’s assets under management have grown from €24.6bn to the current €36bn.As Murto himself pointed out, “an investment professional has not become the chief executive of a mutual insurance company in the Finnish work pensions industry before.”According to him, at present, the most important challenge in managing the country’s largest pension portfolio is low interest rates.“On the other hand, we are lucky, as Finnish legislation does not force us to invest in risk-free bonds, like regulations in some other countries do.” Over the first half of 2013, Varma’s investments returned 3.2%.The best-performing asset class was equities, with a return of 7.1%, and hedge funds, which generated a return of 4.4%.At present, Varma’s portfolio is invested in equities (36%), fixed income (34%), property (12%), hedge funds (13%) and other investments (5%).“The main change in our asset allocation over the first half of 2013 was a boost in our equity exposure, from 34% to 36%,” Murto said.“The increase took place outside Finland, although we still have a strong home bias – a 40% exposure to Finnish listed stocks.”last_img read more

MOCE 2018 date announced

first_imgAfter intense deliberation with various educational institutions and companies, the date for the twelfth Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) has been selected as Wednesday, March 28, 2018.WTC Rotterdam will be the scene of the largest and most complete career event in the maritime, offshore and energy sector of Europe. As was the case in previous years, the organisation Navingo BV welcomes both foreign and local visitors, as well as many top companies from the sector as exhibitor and partner.Investing in the futureInnovation over the past years has helped make the Dutch maritime and offshore energy industry the globally renowned leader that it is today. Without the well-educated and qualified personnel, these innovations would not have been possible. To maintain this position, it is important to present the various profiles at all levels from within the sector covering all stages of careers from apprentice or student to qualified and experienced engineer, showing exactly what it is that makes participation in this industry so interesting. Being a platform for both education and career, MOCE is an important factor in the mission to ensure that technical and nautical expertise remains in this sector.Focus on personal contactIn 2017, MOCE presented a more in-depth conference program that featured relevant themes and offered space for discussion. Over 100 partners used MOCE as a platform to showcase the important assets of their companies. The 3500 visitors were able to speak to the participating companies on the exhibition floor, but also had the chance to join interesting Master Classes or training programs these companies offered.This will also be the case for MOCE 2018, where solid attention will be given to personal contact and ‘matching’ visitors with companies. Rotterdam, September 2017 – After intense deliberation with various educational institutions and companies, the date for the twelfth Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) has been selected as Wednesday 28th of March 2018. WTC Rotterdam will be the scene of the largest and most complete career event in the maritime, offshore and energy sector of Europe. As was the case in previous years, the organisation Navingo BV welcomes both foreign and local visitors, as well as many top companies from the sector as exhibitor and partner.Investing in the futureInnovation over the past years has helped make the Dutch maritime and offshore energy industry the globally renowned leader that it is today. Without the well-educated and qualified personnel, these innovations would not have been possible. To maintain this position, it is important to present the various profiles at all levels from within the sector covering all stages of careers from apprentice or student to qualified and experienced engineer, showing exactly what it is that makes participation in this industry so interesting. Being a platform for both education and career, MOCE is an important factor in the mission to ensure that technical and nautical expertise remains in this sector.Focus on personal contactIn 2017, MOCE presented a more in-depth conference program that featured relevant themes and offered space for discussion. Over 100 partners used MOCE as a platform to showcase the important assets of their companies. The 3500 visitors were able to speak to the participating companies on the exhibition floor, but also had the chance to join interesting Master Classes or training programs these companies offered. This will also be the case for MOCE 2018, where solid attention will be given to personal contact and ‘matching’ visitors with companies.Stay up-to-dateKeep an eye on the website www.MOCE.biz and Facebook and Twitter for the program of 2018 and the latest information about participation for companies.Curious to find out what MOCE2017 was like? View the after movie at www.MOCE.biz.last_img read more

Pope Francis to visit Holy Land

first_imgFaithLifestyle Pope Francis to visit Holy Land by: – January 6, 2014 Share Share Share 46 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Pope Francis made the announcement during his weekly Sunday blessingPope Francis has announced his first trip as pontiff to the Holy Land, from 24 May to 26 May.He will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem in the West Bank, and the Jordanian capital, Amman.He made the announcement during his weekly Sunday blessing in Vatican City.The visit is so far his only foreign trip planned for 2014. He said he would hold a meeting with the representatives of all Christian Churches in the Middle East in Jerusalem.His pilgrimage “in the footsteps of Jesus Christ” has a double significance, says the BBC’s David Willey in Rome.Not only will he be making a important gesture of goodwill towards the Orthodox churches which separated from Rome just over 1,000 years ago, but he will be making an important political statement as he wants to encourage the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, our correspondent says.The Pope will be celebrating Masses not only in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, which is in Palestinian territory, but also in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem built over the site where Jesus Christ was reputedly buried after the crucifixion, with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I.The Pope was invited to visit the Holy Land by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed direct peace negotiations last summer after three years of stalemate. Pope Francis has made many appeals for peace in the Middle East since being elected in March.“In the climate of joy typical of this Christmas period, I would like to announce that from 24 to 26 May, God willing, I will carry out a pilgrimage to the Holy Land,” he told crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square.The date of his announcement – Sunday 5 January – was significant, as it marked the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I of Constantinople in 1964, he said.That visit was the first ever by a head of the Catholic Church.BBC Newslast_img read more

Carragher to hang up boots

first_imgLiverpool defender Jamie Carragher has announced he will retire from football at the end of the season. The 35-year-old, who has made more than 700 senior appearances for the Reds since his debut in January 1997, has decided to call time on his career and end speculation surrounding his future. Carragher said in a statement: “This will be my last season at Liverpool and my last as a professional footballer. I’m making this announcement now because I don’t want the manager or the club to be answering questions on my future when I’ve already decided what I am going to do.” Press Associationcenter_img The former England international, who has won several major honours during his time at Anfield, including the Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup, is second only behind Ian Callaghan in the club’s all-time appearance table. Carragher confirmed he will continue until the end of the season and make no further comment on his future until then. He said: “I will be fully committed between now and the end of the season to doing the very best for Liverpool Football Club, as I’ve done my entire career since joining aged just nine-years-old. “It has been a privilege and an honour to represent this great club for as long as I have and I am immensely proud to have done so and thankful for all the support I have had. “There are many memories I want to share and people to thank, but now is not the time for that. “I won’t be making any further comment on this decision until the end of the season. All our focus and concentration should be on achieving the best possible finish in the league this season and trying to win the last remaining trophy we are competing in.” last_img read more

Vertonghen: March crucial for Spurs

first_img “He is in good form and we will need to defend well against him,” Vertonghen said. “But it is not only Hazard. Andre Schurrle scored three times against Fulham, they have midfielders who can score goals and they are strong from set-plays. “It will be an important game for both of us and we want a good result.” Roberto Soldado broke his two-month goal drought in Sunday’s win over Cardiff, and Vertonghen reckons the pressure-release could fire the Spain striker into top form. “It was a good goal and he needed that,” he said. “He is doing a lot of work for us without scoring goals but for himself, for the press and for everyone, it is good that he scored a goal to take the pressure off. “Everyone saw the celebrations with him after the goal. We all like him and we are all very happy for him.” Jan Vertonghen has warned Tottenham to improve quickly or face missing the Champions League boat even before the end of the month. The Belgium defender last week indicated he may look to leave White Hart Lane in the summer if Tim Sherwood’s side do not secure a place in Europe’s premier club competition next season. Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Cardiff at White Hart Lane consolidated fifth place in the Barclays Premier League, and Spurs now face Chelsea, Arsenal, Southampton and Liverpool in a pivotal March schedule which Vertonghen believes will make or break their European ambitions. “We needed those three points, but we will have to improve because we are playing better sides in March,” the 26-year-old said. “It is not just Liverpool we are chasing; I think there are other teams who can drop down. “We are just watching fourth place – it does not matter who we catch. “It was not our best game (on Sunday) but we are back on track after losing to Norwich.” Liverpool are rumoured to be monitoring Vertonghen’s situation, poised to pounce should the former Ajax defender make good on his Champions League threat if Tottenham miss out. Spurs trail fourth-placed Manchester City by four points, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men have two games in hand over their title-chasing rivals. Tottenham take on leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with 10 points separating the London clubs in the standings. Vertonghen is braced for a battle against international team-mate Eden Hazard this weekend, but acknowledged Chelsea boast plenty other threats too. Press Associationlast_img read more

Canal Number Two invited to another Suriname cricket competition

first_imgAFTER an impressive performance at the recently concluded Spartan Cricket Club International Four-Team Cricket Competition, at the Dr Snell Park in Paramaribo, Guyanese club Canal Number Two have been invited to compete in another competition.According to information from the West Bank club, the tournament is scheduled for this September and will be organised by the same coordinators.In the four-team competition last weekend, Canal Number Two were undone by the rain. In the final against Spartan CC, they were sent it to bat in the T20 fixture. The visitors made 117 before they were bowled out. Former national U-17 cricketer Narendra Persaud top-scored with 50 runs.In the chase, Spartans were on 24-1 before rain stopped play. The umpires then recalculated the total and the home team needed just 28 more runs from five overs. Persaud returned with the ball to pick up two wickets, but Spartans dominated the clash.Prior to the final on Sunday, Canal team had registered wins against Amar Shakti Cricket team and Nickerie All Stars Cricket Club.In the first clash, the visitors restricted the Amar Shakti for 61-8 from their 20 overs, with medium fast bowler Mark Jeffers taking 3-9. Spinners Malcolm Hubbard and Anand Persaud supported with two wickets each. Canal Number Two then raced to 62-0 in 5.3 overs.Persaud finished with an unbeaten 37 and Jeffers 25 not out.On Saturday, the Canal team restricted the All Stars for 53-5. Persaud again took two wickets, while Hubbard and Narendra Persaud finished with one each. Jeffers led the attack with the bat (37 not out), which helped Canal to overhaul the total in 4.1 overs.last_img read more

UW splits weekend series with No. 3 North Dakota

first_imgJAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoWith emotions running high all weekend at the Kohl Center,the Wisconsin Badgers and North Dakota Fighting Sioux skated to a series split.Behind a fantastic performance by junior goalie ShaneConnelly, UW came away with a 4-0 shutout Friday. Wisconsin came out flatSaturday night, however, and fell to No. 3 North Dakota 3-1 in the seriesfinale.North Dakota (5-3-1, 3-3-0 WCHA) struck first midway throughthe opening period when Chris VandeVelde’s backhander snuck over Connelly’sshoulder for a power play goal. Just as it looked like the Badgers would escapethe first period down just 1-0, the Sioux’s T.J. Oshie took a one-timer infront of the net from linemate Ryan Duncan, beating Connelly with only threeseconds remaining before intermission.Wisconsin (5-3-0, 2-2-0 WCHA) had just six shots on goal inthe first period and looked lost on both sides of the puck.”There were a lot of things we were disappointed in,” headcoach Mike Eaves said following Saturday’s loss. “Lack of confidence, poisewith the puck — we held onto it too long. … We looked disjointed, disorganized,and a good team took it to us pretty good tonight.””We knew they’d be fired up and ready to go,” defensemanDavis Drewiske said. “We said all the right things beforehand, but just didn’thave a lot of spark coming out of the locker room.”One of the only emotional lifts the Badgers received allnight came late in the second period. Already leading 2-0, the Sioux had achance to close the door with another goal. Connelly was caught out of positionin front of the net, leaving the right side of the goal completely open. NorthDakota’s Brad Miller got the puck in front of the net and shot toward the openside of the goal. Connelly dove back and flipped through the air to swat thepuck with his stick just before it crossed the goal line, bringing the KohlCenter crowd to their feet and providing a temporary lift for the Badgers.”My stick was in the right place at the right time,”Connelly said. “My job is to keep the puck out of the net, so I’ve got to usehead, stick, toe, whatever to try to keep it out and keep the team in thegame.”Wisconsin was unable to do anything with the energy andmomentum finally on their side, instead allowing North Dakota to score againjust minutes later. Andrew Kozek put UND up 3-0 after his shot hit the post onthe right side of the net and bounced in.Matthew Ford put UW on the board late in the third period,but the 3-1 deficit was too much to overcome for the Badgers.Both teams finally let their emotions get the best of themnear the end of Saturday’s game, with tensions culminating in a fight thatresulted in 20 total penalties, 120 penalty minutes and 10 ejections — fivefrom each team.”For the whole series, I thought it was pretty highintensity for early in the year,” Drewiske said. “Any time there’s two talentedteams going at it, once in a while stuff can boil over.”An entirely different Wisconsin team showed up for theseries opener Friday. The first period saw no goals by either team, as NorthDakota failed to capitalize on easy scoring opportunities. Both Oshie andRobbie Bina had shots at the net with Connelly out of position, but Oshie’sshot went wide and Bina’s clanked off the goalpost.”To come out of (the first period) 0-0 was pretty good forus,” Eaves said. “It was a matter of regrouping [and saying], ‘OK, now you’veseen it. You’ve seen why they were picked to do a lot of things this season.’”With their top line on the ice, the Badgers finally opened thescoring in the second period. UND goalie Jean-Philippe Lamoureux tried to clearthe puck out of the zone, but forward Podge Turnbull kept it in along theboards. After Turnbull sent a pass towards the net, Kyle Turris put up a shotthat was stopped by Lamoureux. Ben Street then collected the rebound andslipped it past Lamoureux, giving UW a 1-0 lead and extending Street’s scoringstreak to eight consecutive games.With the outstanding performance of Connelly — who made 43saves on the night — one goal would have been enough for the Badgers. They wenton to score three more times, however, as Brendan Smith, Blake Geoffrion andJohn Mitchell each recorded third-period goals.”We needed [Shane’s] efforts in net with a young team,”Eaves said.The Badgers will now face Colorado College on the road nextweekend as they look to earn their first conference series sweep.”Onan individual basis, the guys can take the experience [from this series],”Drewiske said. “We know that if we want to be a big time team, we’ve got to beable to win on back-to-back nights.”last_img read more

MBB : Look both ways: Season ends without goals accomplished, but SU’s future looks bright

first_imgLooking backContaining supreme highs and incredibly deflating lows, the 2010-11 season was tumultuous for the Orange. It began with an 18-0 start — the second-best start in Jim Boeheim’s 35 years.But after catapulting to No. 3 in the national rankings, the freefall began. A four-game losing streak, one short of the worst in the Boeheim era, shook the team in the middle of the Big East season.Months after Boeheim had called his team the most overrated squad he has ever had, huge deficiencies were exploited.The streak was snapped with two wins over Connecticut and South Florida, but then two more losses followed. The team sat at 20-6, 7-6 Big East in mid-February.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut suddenly, the swagger returned in the form of a five-game winning streak to finish the regular season. It was capped by a 48-point Senior Day win over DePaul, the greatest margin of victory in Big East history.Heading into postseason play, confidence was high again.The Orange made the Big East tournament as a No. 4 seed, one spot from where SU was pegged preseason. The Orange made the NCAA Tournament as a three seed, about where SU was pegged throughout the season by bracketologists.But dig deeper and the season was anything but steady. The Jekyl and Hyde act from the team as a whole spoke to that. One game, Scoop Jardine was saving the Orange and sending a Big East tournament semifinal into overtime. The next, he was shooting the Orange out of that game as well as the NCAA Tournament’s third round.Kris Joseph could go for 21 points while willing SU to an overtime win over Rutgers. But the next game, he was not demanding the basketball in the final seconds against Marquette on a play designed for him.One game, Fab Melo would show up. The next, he wouldn’t. All the freshmen took turns playing well and then disappearing.When taking into account preseason expectations, only one player met those expectations: Rick Jackson.Syracuse seemed to surf the unsteady season fine. But in retrospect, there was little progression with regard to expecting steady contributions from anyone but Jackson. And it all melded into the perfect storm against Marquette.The final minute against the Golden Eagles said it all. There was a disconnect on an inbounds play designed for Joseph, as the ball was passed to Jardine.There seemed to be a disconnect with regard to roles and expectations for SU’s players all season. And even if the numbers on the surface look fine, how SU departed spoke to the rockiness of the season overall.Looking aheadThrough a cloud of disappointment following Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament loss to Marquette, Brandon Triche was able to see a silver lining. Yes, SU’s senior leader, Rick Jackson, will be gone. But to Triche, the pieces are in place for the Orange to perhaps be even better next year.Despite the bitter feeling in the locker room Sunday, Triche was able to envision what could be as the team moves forward.‘We should have a lot of talent next year,’ Triche said. ‘We’ll have a lot of experience and depth coming back. We should get back to the Tournament and do a little better.’There’s good reason for Triche’s optimism, too. Other than Jackson — who will undoubtedly be missed — the Orange should have everybody else returning. While SU’s four freshmen went through growing pains this season, they all developed individually by getting in-game experience. This offseason should develop them even more, too.So, in addition to depth, the experience should be there to compete at a high level.Jim Boeheim will likely be fortunate enough to have a problem most coaches envy. He’ll have enough depth that will allow him to sprinkle in a trio of freshmen. That includes Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams, who were selected as McDonald’s All-Americans, and Trevor Cooney, rated the No. 17 shooting guard in the Class of 2011 by Scout.com. With the loaded roster Boeheim has coming back, that will be no small task.In addition, Boeheim will likely have 7-foot center DaShonte Riley back after he took a medical redshirt this season due to a foot injury.‘We’ve got a lot of experience coming back,’ said Kris Joseph, who said Sunday he plans to return for his senior season. ‘The freshmen who played are going to come back and help us. We’ve got a freshman class that’s unbelievable, and they’re going to be able to come in and contribute. So I’m looking forward to it.’But talent doesn’t necessarily translate to a deep NCAA Tournament run. SU had talented rosters each of the past three seasons, yet never advanced further than the Sweet 16.Perhaps that will add fuel to the fire. Triche said SU has had too much talent to be content with winning a mere game or two before bowing out. With an experienced core, a star-studded recruiting class and a Hall of Fame coach, the hype will begin not too far after this season ends.‘It’s tough because we thought we could’ve done better this season,’ Triche said. ‘Now all I want to do is fast forward to next season.’aljohn@syr.eduaolivero@syr.edu Comments Published on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Daniel Jones, Kyle Allen, Wayne Gallman go from waiver pickups to fantasy starters

first_imgWEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerMaybe you’re more of one for hurdling over thin air: You’ll like the Vernon Davis sleeper pick, then. He’s joined by veteran tight end Jared Cook, who’s been an utter disappointment so far. And in our weekly D/ST sleeper and streaming options, we’re going after a couple crazy quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Gardner Minshew.Week 4 was a solid week for us, as our headliners on both our sleeper and bust articles panned out. The sleepers were Daniel Jones and Demarcus Robinson, and Jones balled out to the tune of four TDs in his first NFL start, and Robinson made one of the best touchdown catches of the season. Greg Olsen had another good game, too, as did the Packers D/ST.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPIt was a rough week for a lot of our other sleepers. At least Frank Gore found paydirt, which is something Carlos Hyde and Miles Sanders can’t say (though Sanders did have over 120 total yards). Matthew Stafford and Kyler Murray underwhelmed. Deebo Samuel, Marvin Jones and Jimmy Graham all should’ve been on your fantasy benches, too. Hopefully the headliners and some more key players are right this week!For our Week 4 bust picks, click here.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWeek 4 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsTroymaine Pope, Chargers @ Dolphins (Billy Heyen). This has been updated from Justin Jackson, who’s been ruled out for Sunday. This is a one-week window for Pope, who will look to do what Tony Pollard did last week and rush for 100-plus yards as a backup against the Dolphins. We could see heavy Pope usage in the second half once L.A. gets out to a big lead, as it’s being reported that Melvin Gordon will only play in an “emergency.”James White, Patriots @ Bills (Vinnie Iyer). He should be back and busy for Tom Brady, as it’s hard to throw deep against the Bills given their coverage and edge rush strengths.Wayne Gallman, Giants vs. Redskins (Matt Lutovsky).  Saquon who? (Too soon?). OK, that’s ridiculous, but volume alone can help Gallman can get the job done in Week 4 against a Redskins defense allowing the eighth-most rushing yards to RBs.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksDaniel Jones, Giants vs. Redskins (Heyen).  We were right on Jones for one week. His two passing touchdowns, two rushing scores and more than 300 yards through the air will work just fine. He gets another cupcake matchup Week 4 with the Redskins, who were just thrown all over by Mitchell freakin’ Trubisky.Jacoby Brissett, Colts vs. Raiders (Iyer). He may not have T.Y. Hilton, but he has plenty of other receivers and tight ends to do damage on Oakland at home.Kyle Allen, Panthers @ Texans (Lutovsky).  Week 3’s other big breakout came from Allen, who matched Jones’s four TDs and was more efficient. The Texans are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs, thanks in large part to the just over 300 yards per game they’re giving up in the passing game. Given Carolina’s unique pass-catching weapons, Allen has a high floor and high ceiling.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversDevin Smith, Cowboys @ Saints (Heyen). Smith leads the NFL in average air yards per target, according to NFL’s Next Gen Stats. He also led Dallas WRs in Week 3 snaps. All it will take is one big play for Smith to have been worth starting, and he’ll be on the field enough to have plenty of chances at that one home run.Dontrelle Inman, Chargers @ Dolphins (Iyer). Let’s hope Miami will put some coverage attention on red-hot Keenan Allen and open things up for Inman, filling in for Mike Williams, to dominate with big plays and his first TD.Parris Campbell, Colts vs. Raiders (Lutovsky). With T.Y. Hilton (quad) ailing, someone has to step up for the Colts. Campbell is the type of gamebreaker who can do a lot with a little, and against the Raiders, who are allowing the fifth-most FPPG to WRs, he should get several chances.Week 4 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsT.J. Hockenson, Lions vs. Chiefs (Heyen). Two-straight weeks of one catch might have you looking elsewhere from Hockenson. This is a good matchup, though, as Kansas City looks to funnel targets to the middle of the field. The Lions will be playing catch-up, so Hockenson should have a better floor this week than either of the last two.Jared Cook, Saints vs. Cowboys (Iyer). He’s been a bust so far, but Dallas can’t cover the position well, and he should be involved more for Teddy Bridgewater.Vernon Davis, Redskins @ Giants (Lutovsky).Davis has had at least four targets in every game this year, so while the volume isn’t overly impressive, he’s still consistently involved. The Giants allowed two TE touchdowns in Week 1 and gave up 66 yards to O.J. Howard in Week 3, so this matchup leans positive. At some point Terry McLaurin is going to stop scoring touchdowns, and Davis is a good candidate to pick up another one. Week 4 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesBaltimore Ravens vs. Browns (Heyen). Baker Mayfield has been turning the ball over and getting sacked too much for anyone’s liking (aside from those playing the Ravens’ D/ST this week). The Cleveland offense won’t fix itself overnight, so although there are some playmakers there, Baltimore should have some chances to make plays.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bengals (Iyer). Let’s give them the prime-time home bump as they did get some takeaways last week, and the Bengals have been sloppy with the ball and can’t slow down T.J. Watt.Denver Broncos vs. Jaguars (Lutovsky). To say the Broncos are “due” would be an understatement. Denver hasn’t recorded a sack or a takeaway this year, and that has to change at some point. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew has mostly avoided mistakes so far despite playing in a loud dome (Houston) and on short rest (Tennessee), but now he’s playing in one of the toughest road environments in the NFL. Something’s gotta give here, and we’re siding with the home team. If you read our waiver wire articles earlier in the week, you’ll recognize the three players in the picture above: Daniel Jones, Kyle Allen and Wayne Gallman. Things move quickly in fantasy football. Not only are those three Week 4 waiver-wire darlings, but we also think you should consider them as sleepers and potential starters in your fantasy lineups thanks to their matchups this week. Of course, we have three sleepers at every position for you, so hopefully you can find the guy that best fits your roster and get him into your starting lineup. Maybe that will be one of the former Ohio State receivers we’ve singled out, Cowboys’ Devin Smith and Colts’ Parris Campbell. They’re both super fast and should see at least one more week of increased usage, and they were also widely available in leagues before waivers started to run. last_img read more