Don’t Build Your Lineup Without The 9 Best Contrarian Week 4 DraftKings And FanDuel Players
Time to hit the Fantasy Blind Spot for Week 4 DFS (or Daily Fantasy Football) lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. What's the "blind spot?" Glad you asked. It's the player (or players) sitting in that price range where people overlook them. Whether it's due to disappointing play, other players' prices around them or even big-time value plays being obvious picks (i.e. Karlos Williams this week), these players don't get noticed and make for nice GPP or contrarian plays. This is where you can make some serious bank in GPPs. Notice I said "GPP" twice. These aren't the best cash lineups, as there is more risk involved, but they can make the difference in your chase for a million.
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WEEK 4 DRAFTKINGS
Andrew Luck ($7,800) – You have never seen a price this low for Luck, yet being the second highest QB and just $100 behind Aaron Rodgers has most staying away. Frustrations are high for those that rostered Luck in seasonal or DFS so far, as he's failed to reach 20 points yet. Expect that to change this week. Even after limiting Cam Newton and his cast of vagabonds at receiver in Week 1, the Jaguars still allow the 10th most FPPG (Fantasy Points Per Game) to quarterbacks. Luck lit up the Jaguars (in JAX) during Week 3 last year for 370 yards and four touchdowns. As with Peyton Manning in Week 2, look for Luck to hear the whispers and prove that he's still one of the best.
Alfred Blue ($3,900) – This is not reactive to last week's outburst, and obviously, this is assuming Arian Foster is out for one more week. Blue still being $3,900 is a steal. The Falcons are the worst in the league (by far) against the run, allowing six rushing touchdowns already. The Texans will want to chew up the clock to (try to) limit Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, so expect an easy 20-plus touches for Blue. Meanwhile, everyone else in this range will be rostering Karlos Williams.
Carlos Hyde ($5,100) – Another running back close to another projected high ownership option, Hyde is a sneaky grab. Many will be on Melvin Gordon – especially if you've been watching Twitter this week – and Frank Gore bounced back last week and is just $4,700. Hyde is averaging 4.9 YPC, and the lack of touches is the only hindrance to bigger games. The 49ers will have to use Hyde early and often to keep the ball out of Rodgers' hands (not that it will matter much for the game).
Michael Crabtree ($4,600) – I don't like Derek Carr this week as the cheap QB play because soooo many people will be on him, and many will pair him with Amari Cooper. Understandable, as Cooper has been terrific. Yet, people seem blind to Crabtree's success, as he's averaging 15.1 DK FPPG, had 29.1 in Week 2, and the Bears defense is plenty weak enough to let both Cooper and Crabtree go off.
Allen Hurns ($3,900) – I'm at a loss. People loved to use Hurns last year in DFS, as he brings big-play ability and had those huge Week 1 and 9 games. But this year, even as the No. 2 in Jacksonville with no Julius Thomas still, people dismiss him in seasonal and daily fantasy. Whaaa? Hurns has scored 10.0, 10.8 and 15.0 in the three games so far with at least 60 yards in each. He's always a threat to make someone a million and so cheap!
Eric Ebron ($3,500) – HUGE blind spot here, as everyone goes for Charles Clay at $200 less and against the weak Giants defense. Strangely enough, the one area the Seahawks defense struggles a bit is against tight ends. That's not new, as last year they were in the top half for FPPG allowed with 11 tight end touchdowns on the season. They already let Lance Kendricks and Richard Rodgers score, and Ebron has been the only consistent option for Matthew Stafford.
WEEK 4 FANDUEL
Andrew Luck ($9,100) – Same story.
Alfred Blue ($6,400) – Karlos Williams is $100 less, as is Jonathan Stewart.
C.J. Spiller ($5,500) – We've always loved his talent and potential, but Spiller can never stay healthy. This is a pure GPP play, but if any running back can replicate what Devonta Freeman just did to the Cowboys in the passing game… and then some… it's Spiller. Plus, no one will own him.
Jordan Matthews ($7,000) – A big part of the blind spot is when players are producing, just not at the level we all hoped to see. Matthews has at least six catches in every game with 15.2, 17.0 and 7.9 points. If there is any offense and receiver that can get things rolling this week, look for the Eagles and Matthews to do it against the Redskins (you know, that team that couldn't stop Rueben… Randle… !)
Allen Hurns ($5,300) – See above.
Eric Ebron ($5,100) – Ditto.
Coby Fleener ($4,900) – Game averages when Dwayne Allen on the field too: 4.8 targets, 2.5 receptions, 31.1 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games. Without Allen on the field: 6.2/4.4/81.2 and four touchdowns in five games.
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