Texans’ Deshaun Watson Is A Sneaky Play For Week 4
Deshaun Watson vs. Tennessee Titans: On the heels of his first ever 300-yard passing game, Deshaun Watson heads back to Houston for a very favorable matchup against the rival Tennessee Titans. The Titans currently are near the bottom in Fantasy points allowed to the position at 22 points per game. Since the Texans seem unable to run the ball, this game will likely come down to how well Watson can perform through the air. We already know what he has in DeAndre Hopkins, but the team is looking to get back deep threat Will Fuller for this game. Look for the Texans to exploit the weak Titans secondary, meaning Watson could be in store for yet another Top 10 quarterback performance. I see Watson finishing the game with 250 yards through the air, another 45 on the ground, and a minimum of two scores here, making him a sneaky play for cheap in your DFS lineups.
Jacquizz Rodgers vs. New York Giants: Sure, Jacquizz Rodgers had a rough Week 3 with only five carries for 15 yards. But that was in large part due to a game-flow in which the Bucs felt they had to pass to contend in the game. But, in Week 4, the matchup should get a bit easier against a Giants team that was run over by the Eagles last week. I expect the Bucs to run a balanced offense in this game, as it will be tough for Jameis Winston and the receivers to do much against the Giants’ secondary. This should leave a few holes open for Rodgers to take advantage. The big shock so far is that Rodgers has yet to catch a pass on the season. Look for that to change in Week 4 as Rodgers goes for 90 yards on the ground with four catches and a score. He will be a great flex play in season-long leagues and a DFS option that virtually no one will roster.
Paul Richardson vs. Indianapolis Colts: With the news of Doug Baldwin’s injury, Richardson could be a very sneaky play in Week 4. Playing against a Colts defense that ranks in the bottom 10 in points allowed to the position, expect Richardson to put up a nice stat line on Sunday. Even if Baldwin plays, he may very well be limited, and those targets will be rotated towards Richardson. With the Colts being down a cornerback or two, this secondary will be very vulnerable. Russell Wilson, at home, can easily exploit this team through the air and the beneficiary in this game will be Paul Richardson. Look for him to finish this game with six catches for 110 yards and a score. He’s worthy of a start in seasonal lineups, but likely a player in DFS that could be overlooked.
Tyler Kroft @ Cleveland Browns: Call this a total hunch, but I like the play of Tyler Kroft in Week 4 for DFS. He will be cheap, and he has one of the better matchups at the position this week against the Cleveland Browns. Sure, he only had three catches last week replacing Tyler Eifert, but the Browns have surrendered the most catches to tight ends to start the 2017 season. Now, with the offense of the Bengals picking up the tempo, I expect Kroft to be more involved. Will he blow up the stat sheet in this game? No. But he could easily turn in an effort that far exceeds his value. I can see a six catch, 75-yard performance out of him this week. Add in a potential touchdown and you have starting a caliber TE for Week 4. He’s not likely to be owned in DFS, and since he’s such a cheap option, he’ll give you lineup flexibility.
Chris Boswell @ Baltimore Ravens: This rivalry is traditionally low-scoring and I can see this game becoming a battle of the kickers by the end. The Ravens have a fairly decent defense (aside from the horrible showing in London), but the Steelers have the type of offense that will move the ball against them. Boswell can easily get you three field goals along with three extra points on the day. You can’t ask for much more from your kicker.
San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals: Since the injury to David Johnson, the Cardinals offense has become very one-dimensional. And if you watch the tape from the Cowboys game on Monday night, you can see that the offensive line is very suspect, leaving Palmer open for plenty of hits and sacks. With this 49ers team being slightly different than the ones the Cardinals have seen under previous regimes, I can see this game being closer than you might think. The 49ers defense will come to play, and with a few sacks and a couple of turnovers in this game, you have yourself a good unit to stream in Week 4. This team will probably be one of the defensive teams towards the bottom of the price list, making them a good play in DFS.
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