Week 3 as come and gone, and we saw a huge performance from our QB pick Matt Ryan, a quality game from RB Jordan Howard, and a decent performance by TE Jimmy Graham.
This week’s slate is primed to be a good one and I’m back again to find some under-the-radar picks. So let’s get to it, here are my picks for your DraftKings lineup in Week 4 of the NFL season!
1.) Matt Ryan – QB, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week FPP: 43.2
Matt Ryan was my pick for last week’s contest and he rewarded us with a monster performance, throwing for 374 yards and 5 touchdowns. This week I’ve decided to ride the hot hand once again.
At $6,100, he’s considered a middle-of-the-pack QB choice this week. But the Falcons will go up against a Cincinnati Bengals team that’s let up a ton of touchdowns from quarterbacks this season. They’ve also allowed over 300 passing yards in 2 of those 3 games.
Stacking Matt Ryan with his new favorite target WR Calvin Ridley will lead you to the promised land this week.
2.) Ezekiel Elliot – RB, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: Detroit Lions
Last Week FPP: 18.8
Although a little more expensive than I’d usually like, Ezekiel Elliot had a big game last week against the Seattle Seahawks, notching his first 100 yard rushing game. And he should’ve had a touchdown if he realized where he was on the field.
Elliot faces the Detroit Lions who are the single worst rushing defense in the league, surrendering an average of 149.3 yards on the ground. While $7,700 may be a tad high for your liking, consider that there are 4 running backs of higher value then Elliot, but Elliot is most likely to have the biggest game.
Make sure not to forget him in your lineup this week. The return will be well worth the expense.
3.) Calvin Ridley – WR, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week FPP: 43.5
Slowly becoming Matt Ryan’s favorite target, Calvin Ridley had a monster game last week, to the tune of 7 catches, 146 yards, and 3 touchdowns.
Just three games into his rookie campaign, the Alabama product is averaging 105 receiving yards per game and 19.1 yards per catch. Like I said before when breaking down Matt Ryan’s value this week, the Bengals have given up a lot of touchdowns through 3 games.
Look for Ridley to be on the receiving end of some of those this week. He brings an insane low cost-high reward into Week 4!
4.) Tyler Boyd – WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: Atlanta Falcons
Last week FPP: 28.7
Like Ridley, Tyler Boyd is slowly carving out a primary role in the offense. Boyd exploded for 6 catches, 132 yards, and 1 touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts last week.
He saw his biggest catches come after fellow wide receiver AJ Green left the game with a groin injury, catching a 27-yard touchdown and also had a 49-yard catch in the 4th quarter.
Look for Boyd to get even more targets if Green is limited or unable to go. Similar to Ridley, Boyd is a low cost-high reward guy and is sure to give your lineup a boost this week!
5.) Trey Burton – TE, Chicago Bears
Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last week FPP: 9.5
Trey Burton has had 2 quality games the last 2 weeks as last week he caught 5 passes for 55 yards. On the season, Burton is averaging 10 yards per catch.
While his production has been alright, his yardage each week has gone up. Burton goes up against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that’s giving up 362 yards per game.
At $3,900, Burton is a value pick at tight end, especially if you splurge on two high-end RBs. If his production continues trending upward, he could have a very solid week.
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Season Long Record: 8-7
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