Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

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Crafting the Perfect DFS Lineup for Fantasy Football Week 4

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Philip Rivers: ($6,200DK, $7,800FD)

Rivers gets the enjoyment of walking into Miami this week. Rivers hasn’t had a bad start to the season, he’s averaging 314.7 YDS/G with 5 TD’s and 2 INT’s. He finds himself against a very soft match up this week as Miami is 27th in points allowed to quarterbacks.

The Chargers won’t exactly have Melvin Gordon back this week, however he is scheduled to join the team next week making this the last week that both running backs can make their case for playing time. There’s a bit of worry about game script in this one as the Chargers should handle the Dolphins easily but expect Rivers to get a lot of points to get the Chargers to that point.

Philip Rivers is projected to be rostered in 5.1% of all DFS lineups.

Dak Prescott: ($6,300DK, $8,400FD)

If there’s any guarantees in football right now, it’s that Dak Prescott is going to get PAID. Prescott has left it all on the field this year and his performance has made it hard to say anything negative about his play. Prescott is averaging 306.7 YDS/G with 9 TD’s and 2 INT’s. He is currently the 3rd ranked QB in Fantasy Football and has been a bit overshadowed by the play of Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.

Prescott has a good match up in Week 4 against the worst ranked defense against the quarterback position in Fantasy Football. The Saints are good enough on the offensive side of the ball to keep this game close, so game script shouldn’t be an issue.

Prescott is playing on Sunday night so will only be available in Sun-Mon slates. Our articles come out Friday so they do not include Thursday Night Football.


Running Back

Kerryon Johnson: ($5,400DK, $6,500FD)

It’s Kerryon’s backfield now as C.J Anderson was snipped before Week 3. Kerryon struggled in Week 3 to the say the least, he rushed 20 times for 36 yards, he did find pay-dirt however. He also brought in his only target for seven yards. Kerryon finds himself in a Week 4 match up against a Chiefs defense that allowed three rushing TD’s to Mark Ingram in Week 3.

Game script will probably work against Kerryon in this one, but as a reliable receiver out of the back field, except him to be a check down option a lot for Stafford against a surprisingly formidable Chiefs defense.

Kerryon Johnson is projected to be rostered in 15.8% of all DFS lineups.

Dalvin Cook: ($8,300DK, $8,300FD)

If we use a 3:1 ratio for dollars:points. Dalvin Cook needs 24.9 points to hit his value. That looks like a daunting task against the Bears defense, however the Bears are allowing the 24th most points to opposing running backs. Minnesota looks like they are going to ride Dalvin Cook all the way this season, so we’re going to lean towards the side of volume in this one.

Dalvin Cook is coming off a week where he ran for 110 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries, he added four receptions for 33 yards during the Vikings win over the Raiders in Week 3. Cook is averaging 125 YDS/G so far this season and has found the end zone 4 times.

Dalvin cook is projected to be rostered in 6.6% of all DFS lineups.

Wide Receiver 

Terry McLaurin: ($4,500DK, $6,300FD)

One of the good news stories of the season, rookie WR Terry McLaurin has amassed 257 yards on 16 catches, three of those finding the end zone. He did very well against an incredible Bears defense, hauling in six of eight targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 31-15 loss. He currently has a nagging hamstring injury, but coach Gruden doesn’t expect McLaurin to miss Sunday’s game.

McLaurin finds himself in a match up against the 31st ranked New York Giants defense in Week 4 as he looks to continue his fast start.

Terry McLaurin is projected to be rostered in 41.3% of all DFS lineups.

Curtis Samuel: ($4,600DK, $5,800FD)

Kyle Allen has targeted Curtis Samuel 11 times through two starts, while not an impressive number itself, that is a 20.8 target share percentage. He’s taken advantage of the opportunity, as he’s turned those targets into a 7/125/2 score line. If Carolina is to be successful, they need to take shots deep with Samuel on go-routes. Luckily, he moves all over the field so Samuel can easily create a mismatch downfield.

Take advantage of the current chemistry between Curtis Samuel and Kyle Allen against a Houston defense that is allowing the 29th most points to the WR position.

Curtis Samuel is projected to be rostered in 6% of all DFS lineups.

Tight End

Will Dissly: ($3,600DK, $5,400FD)

Dissly simply should cost more, this is an absolute steal for value. Will Dissly is currently averaging 14.1 points a game. He’s coming off a very good week, six of seven targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Saints and he finds himself in a divisional match up in Week 4. The Cardinals are currently the worst team in the NFL against the tight end position. They have currently allowed the #2, #1 and #2 tight end performance on a week to week basis.

Will Dissly is going to ball out on this defense, as the Seahawks should have no problem moving the ball downfield.

Will Dissly is projected to be rostered in 36.1% of all DFS lineups.

Noah Fant: ($2,600DK, $4,600FD)

In DFS, it’s not always about who scores the most point. The biggest difference maker in winning and losing is hitting those value picks. Noah Fant at this cost is an amazing way to save some money and spend it elsewhere.

Noah Fant this season has 9 catches on 11 targets for 99 yards. He has explosive, wide receiver like speed off the line and is a size mismatch anywhere on the field. Fant has a decent match up against the 16th ranked Jacksonville defense.

Noah Fant is projected to be rostered in 0.1% of all DFS lineups.

Defense/Special Teams

Los Angeles Chargers: ($3,800DK, $5,300FD)

Another week, another play against Miami. The Chargers defense this season hasn’t look very good, but there’s no better chance to turn their season around than against the Miami Dolphins. Miami looked a lot better last week against the Cowboy, however it’s not enough for us to fade from them.

The Chargers are the only really “great” match up this week, if you like points from your D/ST, look their way.

The Los Angeles Chargers are projected to be rostered in 24.1% of all DFS lineups.

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