NFL DFS Best Plays for Week 4 (Fantasy Football)
Each week we will review some of the content found in the DFS Pass and discuss some of our most confident plays heading into Sunday. A lot can change over the weekend, especially with injury news (See Betz’s Injury Blitz podcast) and roster percentages shifting who is in-or-out before roster lock time. Let’s review.
- Locked-in Cash Plays
- CORE Plays
- Game Stacks We Love
- Full-On Fades of the Week
- Favorite Leverage Plays
- Favorite Dart Throws
- Boldest Calls of the Week
Locked-In Cash Plays
Borg – The locked-in cash play hasn’t been kind to me in three weeks but I gotta go with my gut. Christian McCaffrey is expensive on both sites but the usage and opportunity say he might’ve underachieved so far. As a 14-point home favorite, I expect him to crush and crush early. Over the last decade, teams sitting at -14 or better at home averaged 30.2 rush attempts, 137 rushing yards, and 30.5 points scored. CMC is a large chunk of that and his median outcome is 100+ total yards and a TD in the bank. The ceiling? 30+ points and the clear RB1 on the week.
Betz – Usually I let Borg gush about how Keenan Allen is the best WR of all time. This week, it’s my turn. No Mike Williams + No Austin Ekeler (doubtful) = Keenan Allen targets galore. Joshua Kelley has been wildly inefficient as a runner, and it’s led to the Chargers going super pass-heavy in games without Ekeler this year. Joshua Palmer has never been an elite target earning and Quentin Johnson is an unproven rookie. The matchup is there, this game has a high total, and Keenan was built for DK’s full PPR scoring system.
DraftKings Core Plays
These are the 3-5 players at each position we have mixed in our cash player pool. Based on salaries, late news, and budget constraints, it is guaranteed you will not be able to fit in all of them. But their high floors and team-implied totals make them great plays for the week in both cash & GPPs.
These are simply in order of favorite core players. You obviously won’t be able to fit all in a cash lineup and there are salary tradeoffs for paying up at each position.