Dukes, Sicilano in pivotal NFL TA League matchup

Starting Week 3, there were three undefeated teams in the NFL Total Access fantasy league. Entering Week 4, there is only one. And it will likely be a fight for that squad to get to 4-0. Meanwhile, it appears that one team will be 0-4 and battling fantasy irrelevance by the time Tuesday morning rolls around. Let's get previewin'!

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After getting back on the win wagon last week, Fran has a chance to get a little healthier against Dave Dameshek's Kats. Bye weeks and injuries have taken their toll on both rosters, but the Kats' struggles at quarterback have done him no favors. Expect those to continue with neither Josh Freeman nor Sam Bradford providing solid options.

Predicted outcome: Charles stays in the playoff hunt by putting together back-to-back wins.

Despite Adam Rank's disdain for Eli Manning, the New York quarterback is helping keep his Henne squad afloat. Having Fred Jackson and Wes Welker hasn't hurt either. All three will need big days with LeGarrette Blount injured and Larry Fitzgerald on a bye. Baldinger's running backs leave a lot to be desired, but Jason Witten could pick up the slack in what should be a shootout against the Patriots.

Predicted outcome: Henne's depth will prove to be just enough as Rank squeaks out a win.

Looking at Paul Burmeister's roster, it's hard to envision a championship. But an 0-5 start is equally unfathomable. This week, he gets a little help with Jim Mora's East Dillon Lions hit hard with bye weeks. As long as his side doesn't go belly-up this week, Burmeister should finally get into the win column.

Predicted outcome: Don't expect any huge days from anyone, but he'll get enough scoring. Welcome to the winner's circle, Paul.

Easily the most intriguing matchup of the week features a pair of 4-1 teams with a pair of high-scoring fantasy quarterbacks facing advantageous matchups. The question is can either of them get enough production from the rest of their supporting cast to get them over the hump.

Predicted outcome: Dukes Duds look sharp on their way to a fifth-straight win.

So far, no one has been able to slow down Lindsay Soto's YoFace squad. To make matters worse for the rest of the league, she now has Daniel Thomas back at her disposal. That's bad news for Jay Glazer's Team Hebrew, which will need huge days from Cam Newton and Adrian Peterson to stay in it.

Predicted outcome: Soto keeps rolling along on her way to 6-0.

Once upon a time, Torry Holt's Show looked like the prohibitive favorite to win the league. Now he needs a win just to get back to .500. Both he and McGinest are in similar situations -- piloting underachieving teams with lots of potential. There's still time to make a season turnaround...for whoever figures it out first.

Predicted outcome: Holt gets back on track -- for this week, at least -- with a narrow victory.

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