Welcome to Week 4 DFS. In these weekly articles, I’m going to look at three players with similar salaries on DraftKings and pick the player I think you should add to your fantasy football lineup for the Sunday main slate.
Last week, I choosing between Joe Mixon, Aaron Jones, or D’Andre Swift. I picked Joe Mixon but all three players were massive busts on the week as they all scored between four and five fantasy points. Mixon had a goal line touchdown scalped by Samaje Perine which would have given him at least an average day. I feel like I predicted the poor outputs for Swift and Jones quite well, as Swift came in hurt and left early, with Jones’ output stifled by a Bucs defense that is a top-3 unit through the first three weeks of the season.
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Onto Week 4 and this week we’re looking at three second tier wide receivers, all who have weekly WR1 potential this week.
Courtland Sutton @ Las Vegas Raiders ($6,400)
The most expensive player of the three this week and the one with the most receiving yards on the season to date. Sutton leads the Broncos in targets and receptions on the season, though he is yet to score a touchdown this season which puts him behind Cooper and London in overall fantasy output. The matchup with the Raiders this week is a good one for Sutton, with Vegas currently ranking 29th in pass defense per my NEFF rankings. If you feel this week is the time for Sutton to put one in the paint, then Sutton is a solid choice in DFS.
Amari Cooper @ Atlanta Falcons ($6,300)
Cooper is quietly building a solid fantasy season with Jacoby Brissett, putting up back to back 100 yard games with a touchdown in each. He has 11 more targets than the next highest in the Browns offense and therefore has a solid high floor going up against a Falcons pass defense that ranks 26th through three weeks. I like Cooper to continue this trend and be a WR1 this week.
Drake London vs Cleveland Browns ($6,100)
Like Cooper, London has back-to-back games with a touchdown in what has been a sneaky good Falcons offense through the first three weeks. The matchup with the Browns is another good opportunity for London to build on his blossoming reputation as Cleveland’s pass defense has been league average so far this season. With 25 targets on the season and a potential for this to be a more passing led game with Cordarrelle Patterson, London has the lowest floor of the three players, but potentially the biggest boom play as well.
My Pick: Courtland Sutton
I will be finding ways to mix and match all three of these players in my lineups this week but feels Sutton’s matchup is the one that I believe will give the best return this week, and think this is the week that he breaks his touchdown drought