Daily Fantasy Football: Week 4

Whether you are a DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) fanatic or new to DFS, we are here to help. Each week, the Fantasy 4um provides a recommended lineup for DFS based on FanDuel pricing. We'll touch on some H2H and 50/50 value plays as well as give you tournament game recommendations. Additionally, we'll provide general tips and tricks throughout the season to hopefully help you in your quest for DFS tournament glory. Hopefully last week's picks (including Devonta Freeman, AP, and Joseph Randle) helped you win some cash in Week 3 (I won both the tournament and 50/50 play that I entered my lineup in last week). Now, let's take a deep dive into Week 4:


In case you were not aware, FanDuel (unlike DraftKings) does not let you edit your lineup once any of the games have started. This can include Thursday games (when you're in a tournament that includes Thursdays games). The lock feature doesn't make FanDuel worse than DraftKings; it's just different. In my opinion, it can give you more opportunity to strategize as long as you know the rules. Karlos Williams ($6,300), for example, is worth a shot this week in bigger tournament pools, especially those starting on Thursday. Many people will be too skeptical to start Williams in their lineups when they submit them on Thursday, but with the recent news on Lesean McCoy, I expect Williams to get a heavy load on Sunday whether or not McCoy suits up.

Based on value and upside, I am a fan of the Cam Newton ($8,300) and Ted Ginn Jr. ($5,500) stack this week against Tampa Bay. Costing you only $13,800 total, this combination could do you wonders in a tournament play this week. Tedd Ginn has 22 targets this year, only six less than Larry Fitzgerald and Randall Cobb. Ginn has easily taken over as the #1 WR in Carolina in the last three weeks (unless you consider Greg Olsen a WR); Ginn has twice as many targets as pre-season darling Devin Funchess, and is primed for a breakout game.

Tyrod Taylor ($7,600) is a good value this week against the Giants.Through three games, Taylor has thrown 7 TDs, more than: Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Big Ben, Ryan Tannehill, and the list goes on. In addition, he's more of a rushing threat than all of the above except for maybe Newton.

Despite blowing up in Week 3 with three TDs, Devonta Freeman ($7,200) remains undervalued on FanDuel in my opinion. He's tied for sixth in the league in rushes after splitting carries in Weeks 1 and 2 with Coleman (who has likely now secured a backseat to Freeman after missing last week with a broken rib). With last week's performance, Freeman is now tied for first in the league with four rushing TDs. Due to his upside, I like Freeman again this week in tournament play, 50/50 and H2H despite his tougher matchup against Houston.

James Jones ($6,000) is another good value pick this week. Jones led the Packers with seven receptions on eight targets for 139 yards and one touchdown in Week 3. Jones has taken all fantasy value away from the Packers WRs not named Cobb. It's also important to note that Davante Adams was unable to finish the game with an ankle injury; this will be something to keep an eye on as we get closer to Sunday.

Steve Smith ($7,300) has started the year hot for the second season in a row. I think he'll continue his streak of 10 receptions, 100 yard games this week against Pittsburgh in a big division rivalry game.

Charles Clay ($5,200) has a TD in each of the past two weeks and has had at least three receptions in each game this year. Clay seems to be building rapport with his young QB Taylor who targeted him seven times in their Week 3 matchup.

Of the fantasy kickers playing this week, Josh Brown has the most fantasy points per game; yet, FanDuel has him valued only $300 above the minimum. I bet Brown continues his hot streak this week in Buffalo.

The Denver Broncos defense might be the best in the NFL. They're playing at home this week against a MN offense that has had its ups and downs this year; and FanDuel is only charging $4,700. Why? I am not sure - just take advantage of this opportunity.

My Week 4 Lineup (includes Thursday games):


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