Fantasy Football Week 4 Rankings, Flex Ranks, Blind Spots
WEEK 4 RANKINGS | WEEK 4 FLEX RANKINGS | FANTASY BLIND SPOT
As mentioned last week, the rankings will also include Fantasy Blind Spot players. What's the Fantasy Blind Spot? It's the buy-low and DFS players that people overlook. No one wants to sell low these days because they don't want to get burned (i.e. Justin Forsett), but there are some players who are performing adequately that owners might think, "Yea, I'll see what I can get for them." Also, these players are price on DraftKings and FanDuel in ranges where people will notice the surrounding players quicker. That gives you a "blind spot" to exploit for contrarian plays. For instance, last week it was Kendall Wright and Allen Hurns.
Russell Wilson, SEA - Remember the excitement for Wilson in the offseason. Heck, this is the guy that finished third overall and had a new red zone weapon in Jimmy Graham. He barely cracks the Top 10 quarterbacks, but that's why he's in the blind spot. Wilson has been good, just not great. There aren't many scary matchups left, and we all know the potential Wilson has with his legs. On DraftKings, Wilson checks in right behind Peyton Manning and above Cam Newton, Matt Ryan and Carson Palmer, while on FanDuel he's behind all except Manning.
C.J. Spiller, NO - We've always loved the talent, but Spiller just can't stay healthy. He's finally back to 100 percent, and the Cowboys defense was decimated by Devonta Freeman last week. Freeman is a better space and pass-catching back, which is exactly what Spiller excels at. Plus, many seasonal owners have him on the chopping blocks for waiver pickups. He's just $3,900 (DK) and $5,500 (FD) in DFS, and most DK players will gravitate towards Karlos Williams at $3,400.
Melvin Gordon, SD - I was never his biggest fan, but he's performed admirably and should see more work. This is more of a seasonal blind spot, as many people are talking Gordon up for DFS this week. That should be a hint to grab him before the buy-low blind spot window is gone.
Jordan Matthews, PHI - Matthews is in a situation where owners are frustrated because they expected WR1 production and the offense has failed as a whole. Truthfully, Matthews has been pretty good with at least six catches in each game and ranks as WR25. He's also in the mix with Larry Fitzgerald and Mike Evans on DraftKings and near Fitz, Amari Cooper and Brandin Cooks (another good blind spot) on FanDuel.
Allen Hurns, JAX - I'm not going to stop screaming from the mountain tops that Hurns deserves more respect.
T.Y Hilton, IND - Well, Andre Johnson certainly isn't a threat at this point. The entire Colts passing game has disappointed, but Hilton's price - to buy/trade for and use in DFS - is at its lowest since his rookie year. That's despite nearing 100 yards in two games already.
Eric Ebron, DET - Quietly having a terrific sophomore campaign (when most skilled tight ends break out) but is priced near Charles Clay and Coby Fleener, who are getting more attention.
Bengals DST - The Ravens game inspires little confidence, but they do have an interception in all three games, three fumble recoveries and six sacks so far. The turnover happy Chiefs allow the sixth most FPPG to opposing DSTs.
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