Week 4 FanDuel.com DFS NFL Quarterback GPP and Cash Game Plays
Week 4 NFL is upon us and everyone is looking to cash in on the big money at FanDuel. Every week, we’ll bring you our top DFS NFL picks at each position, separating them into Cash Game and GPP plays. And to keep up with all things PlayPicks, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Cash game options generally come with less risk and a more stable floor, while the best GPP plays can come with tons of risk and upside. Taking a chance on players with high ceilings and low floors is a good way to separate from a large tournament field.
As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to matchup, price, game flow, etc. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for new ways to play DFS, be sure and give BOOM Fantasy and DRAFT a try!
In DFS NFL, predicting game flow can be vital towards success. Teams that are heavily favored and come through with a comfortable win will be far more likely to lean on their running game, while two teams with poor defenses and high-powered offenses could pay off by getting into a shootout. Later in the season, especially, weather will play a key factor in NFL games, so make sure to check the forecast for each Sunday.
In general, GPP plays are high-risk, high-reward prospects that can fizzle out and leave you empty handed. That said, if you want to win the big money, you have to take big chances and sometimes that means fading a safer choice for a risky play with more upside.
Week 4 DFS NFL Quarterbacks for Cash Games
Matt Ryan vs. DET ($8.0k FanDuel)
With a massive price difference between Tom Brady and the next QB on FD, Ryan makes for an easy choice if you want to play it safe. He’s yet to have a blow-up game while leading the Falcons to a 3-0 start (thanks, video review) but he’s working with a new OC and should begin to see better results in the box score. Ryan posted an excellent 72.3% completion rate with a 19:4 TD:INT ratio at home last year and the Bills defense is notably less potent on the road, especially under the fast turf in the Georgia Dome.
Dak Prescott vs. LAR ($7.6k FanDuel)
As poor as the actual results were for Dallas in a beat down at Denver last Sunday, Prescott’s numbers were still quite serviceable. He threw for 238 yards and 2 TDs, rushing for 24 yards in a second consecutive game, and notably attempted a career-high 50 passes with Ezekiel Elliott struggling to get going on the ground. The Rams defense has been surprisingly vulnerable and was just flamed for 300-plus yards by Brian Hoyer. We were going to recommend Prescott before he carried the Cowboys to a bounce-back win in Arizona, and fortunately for us, the folks at FanDuel also set his price tag before that impressive showing.
Jameis Winston vs. NYG ($7.3k FanDuel)
Another promising young QB that was put in a tough position on Sunday, Winston managed to post a better statistical line against an elite Vikings defense than he did in a cakewalk over the Bears in the Bucs opener. He seems like a safe bet to bounce back in real life and grease the squeaky wheel, Mike Evans, who was very upset after getting shadowed by Xavier Rhodes in Week 3. The Giants are ranked 24th in DVOA pass defense and have struggled to stop the run, so if Tampa can establish some balance with Jacquizz Rodgers rushing, Winston should find it easier to go deep to some of his weapons.
Week 4 DFS NFL Quarterbacks for GPPs
Russell Wilson vs. IND ($7.9k FanDuel)
A healthy Russell Wilson can overcome a lot of shortcomings and his latest challenge is producing behind arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL. His top target Doug Baldwin (groin) is also in danger of being limited or inactive next week, so Wilson might be lightly owned despite drawing a juicy matchup at home. The Colts are giving up the fourth-most passing YPG (283.7) through 3 contests despite facing one the weakest schedules (@LAR, @ARI, CLE) during that span. Wilson got back to his elite ways with 373 passing yards and 4 TDs on Sunday and he’s capable of piling up rushing yards as well now that he’s close to 100 percent.
Trevor Siemian vs. OAK ($7.5k FanDuel)
It seems it was a little early to crown Siemian as one of the brightest rising QBs in the league, as he struggled along with the rest of the Broncos offense at The Ralph in Buffalo. Yet this Sunday he returns home where he’ll face a Raiders defense that looked like it had never watched a single snap of film on the Redskins offense while routinely giving up huge plays in an embarrassing road loss Sunday night. Opposing QBs are posting the third-highest passer rating (112) against Oakland and Siemian’s averaging 261.2 passing YPG with 11 TDs over his last 5 home games.
Andy Dalton @ CLE ($7.1k FanDuel)
Sure enough, making the switch from Ken Zampeese to Bill Lazor at OC led to huge improvements for the entire offense, and namely, Dalton and his top receiver A.J. Green. The Red Rocket completed 21 of 27 passes for 212 yards and 2 TDs in a tough environment at Green Bay and now he’ll face a Browns defense that gave up a monster line to Jacoby Brissett and the Colts weak offense last week. Cleveland is ranked 25th in DVOA pass defense and 30th overall while allowing opposing QBs to post a 102.2 passer rating through 3 games. Dalton threw for 488 yards and 4 TDs to post a 120.2 passer rating against the Browns over two meetings last season and he could exceed the value of his price tag quite easily in this matchup.
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