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DFS Targets for Week 4

Russell Wilson

Note: Salary amounts are DraftKings pricing


H2H/Cash - Russell Wilson @ Arizona - $6,100

Wilson has 706 passing yards and five passing touchdowns over his last two games, along with two rushing touchdowns and 73 rushing yards. The Arizona defense is dreadful, but they are far worse against the pass than they are the run. Seattle will no doubt continue to be a run-first team, but Wilson will find more success throwing the ball. Pair Wilson with Tyler Lockett or Will Dissly for a nice cash stack.

Other options to consider - Patrick Mahomes @ Detroit & Philip Rivers @ Miami

GPP - Daniel Jones vs. Washington - $5,300

Jones is a favorite tournament play this week based on his high ceiling against a Redskins team that allows the second-most points to opposing quarterbacks and his cheap price tag. Jones’ rushing ability, as evident by his two rushing touchdowns last week against Tampa Bay, also boosts his outlook and gives him an edge over other QBs that don’t run like Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan.

Other options to consider – Case Keenum @ N.Y. Giants & Jared Goff vs. Tampa Bay

Fade - Tom Brady @ Buffalo - $6,600

Brady enters this week as one of the most expensive quarterbacks based on his impressive play year to date against three terrible defenses. Although he did throw for over 300 yards last year in Buffalo, he has not thrown a touchdown pass on the road against the Bills dating back to 2016 and should be avoided in DFS this week.

Running Backs

H2H/Cash - Austin Ekeler @ Miami - $8,800

I am paying up for Ekeler this week with the Chargers taking on the lowly Dolphins and Ekeler playing in what could be his final start of the season with Melvin Gordon set to return. I also like Ekeler even more now that Justin Jackson is out for the game after walking around practice on Friday in a walking boot.

Other options to consider - David Johnson vs. Seattle & Kerryon Johnson vs. Kansas City

GPP – Darrel Williams @ Detroit - $4,700

Damien Williams is out again with a knee contusion, and LeSean McCoy is going to play through an ankle injury, but I anticipate Darrel Williams will be the one running back to play this week against a Lions defense that allows the fourth-most points to running backs. McCoy will get his touches and will score fantasy points, but Williams will be the closer in what could be a lopsided victory for the Chiefs.

Other options to consider - Wayne Gallman vs. Washington & Chris Thompson @ N.Y. Giants

Fade - Nick Chubb @ Baltimore - $6,400

Chubb has been fairly consistent this season with double-digit fantasy points in all three matchups, but he has failed to reach 20 points in any game, and the Ravens present a terrible matchup as the No.6 ranked team in fantasy points allowed.

Wide Receivers

H2H/Cash - Cooper Kupp vs. Tampa Bay - $6,500

With 31 targets to open the season, Cooper Kupp is once again Jared Goff’s favorite target in the Rams passing game. Kupp reached 20 fantasy points in two of his three games, including 36 points last week against the Browns. I’m not sure if there is a safer wide receiver under 7k this week, making Kupp a staple in cash games.

Other options to consider - Tyler Lockett @ Arizona & Keenan Allen @ Miami

GPP - Mecole Hardman @ Detroit - $5,900

We all know that Patrick Mahomes is going to put up points against the Lions, a team who even when fully healthy in their secondary would struggle to contain the potent Chiefs offense. Choosing the receiving options for Mahomes is always a good idea in GPP, especially if they are relatively cheap like Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are this week. Hardman is a boom or bust player, but I think he booms this week to the tune of 100 yards and a score.

Other options to consider - D.K. Metcalf @ Arizona & Paul Richardson @ N.Y. Giants

Fade - Adam Thielen @ Chicago - $6,600

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have 19 combined catches on the season. By comparison, Michael Thomas has 25 catches, and Christian Kirk has 20 of his own. There is not enough volume in the Minnesota passing game right now to justify paying 6.6k for Thielen when you can get Cooper Kupp for $100 less.

Tight End

H2H/Cash - Will Dissly @ Arizona - $3,600

Dissly is this week’s free space and someone who should be in your lineup in cash games. The Cardinals give up the most fantasy points to the position by a large margin, and Dissly continues to be more involved in the passing game for Seattle.

Other options to consider - Greg Olsen @ Houston & Delanie Walker @ Atlanta

GPP – T.J. Hockenson vs. Kansas City - $3,400

This is the definition of a home run play, with Hockenson following up his monster game Week 1 against Arizona with eight combined receiving yards in his last two matchups. I predict a game flow that will force Matthew Stafford to air out the ball early and often, which could bode well for Hockenson to return to fantasy relevance.

Other options to consider - Vernon Davis @ N.Y. Giants & Gerald Everett vs. Tampa Bay

Fade - Mark Andrews vs. Cleveland - $5,000

Andrews looks like he is going to play but could see less action than normal due to his foot injury. I love Andrews and will continue to use him in future matchups, but I don’t see the value in paying 5k for an ailing tight end who is going up against a defense in the Browns that allows the 8th fewest points to the position.

Defense & Special Teams

High Priced Option Worthy of the Cost: Chargers ($3,800) @ Dolphins

Well Priced with Upside: Colts ($3,100) vs. Raiders