Stack with Cowboys in DFS in Week 4
It's Week 4 of the National Football League regular season, and, like always, the season seems to be flying by. The weather looked to be threatening last weekend, but we actually had nice weather all around. The forecast looks much less ominous in this final weekend of September, and first NFL weekend of fall.
4:25pm - Philadelphia at San Francisco (mid 70s and patchy fog)
(DraftDay.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas ($13800 vs NO): I love the pass-catch combination of QB Tony Romo and Bryant this weekend against a very giving New Orleans Saints pass defense. In fact, the Saints have been dinged for 13 pass plays of 20 or more yards, and two pass plays of 40 or more yards. Look for Bryant to shake loose for a big play or two, adding to the misery of the Saints secondary.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay ($16250 at CHI): If you want to spend a little more salary, Rodgers is a very solid play in Chicago. The Bears have been middle of the road against the pass, but they have a very banged up secondary. Rodgers has two or more touchdown tosses in four of his past five full starts against Chicago, and he has thrown for at least 283 yards in four of the past five full outings.
Tony Romo, QB, Dallas ($12750 vs NO): The New Orleans Saints pass defense is allowing 278.3 yards per game, so Romo and the pass offense should be very productive. Romo is the 10th most expensive Fantasy quarterback on the board, making him a fantastic value as opposed to Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck ($17500), who faces the second-ranked pass defense of the Tennessee Titans and will suck up almost five percent more of your salary cap.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Indianapolis ($8400 vs TEN): The Tennessee Titans are in the lower third of the NFL against the pass, and catching balls out of the backfield is a big part of Bradshaw's game. He'll be especially important as a safety valve against Tennessee's suffocating pass defense, which ranks second overall in the NFL. Look for Bradshaw to see more targets than usual, and plenty of receiving yardage as a result.
Donald Brown, RB, San Diego ($10200 vs JAX): With Ryan Mathews (knee) out with a knee injury, and Danny Woodhead (leg) sidelined with a snapped fibula, it's the Donald Brown show in San Diego now. They fed him with 31 carries, and he had just 2.0 yards per carry. He'll obviously need to be much better than that for DFS owners, but he will get plenty of chances. Jacksonville ranks dead-last against the rush, allowing 160 yards per game with four TDs.
Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville ($8200 at SD): Hurns has show some big-play potential, scoring three touchdowns in three games. His targets has decreased each week since his breakout game in Week 1 in Philadelphia, but he was dealing with an injury, and he had the ineffective QB Chad Henne under center. Now, rookie QB Blake Bortles is under center, and the two rookies connected for a long score last weekend. Look for their chemistry to continue.
Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB, Baltimore ($7500 vs CAR): Bernard Pierce is back from injury, and he is expected to start. And, of course, there is Justin Forsett in a crowded Baltimore backfield. However, all indications point to Taliaferro getting goal-line carries for the Ravens. And offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has said the team will ride the hot hand, so if Taliaferro gets carries and does well, he'll continue to be fed the ball. He is a good low-priced option with some upside.
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