Week 4 FanDuel.com DFS NFL Wide Receiver GPP and Cash Game Plays
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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.
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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 Wide Receivers for Cash Games
Antonio Brown @ BAL ($9.2k FanDuel)
With Julio Jones banged up, Odell Beckham Jr. on an apparent snap count and three other top WRs (Mike Evans, Dez Bryant, Brandin Cooks) drawing brutal individual matchups, Brown is head and shoulders above the competition in terms of safety. Everyone has a plan for trying to stop the best all-around WR in football, but AB still produces, as he hung a 17-181-2TD line over 2 tough rivalry games against Baltimore last year. The Ravens play funnel defense against the run, forcing the opposition to throw against their mediocre secondary, and the way Brown runs short routes, he can serve as an adequate alternative to a rushing attack.
Keenan Allen vs. PHI ($7.3k FanDuel)
Due to Philip Rivers’ horrendous decision making in a 4-interception performance against the Chiefs last week, Allen failed to produce double-digit FD points with 5 catches for 61 yards. Yet that represents a solid floor for a player that routinely wins routes and can pile up catches if his QB keeps it simple and keeps the offense in proper down and distance. Instead of dealing with an excellent Chiefs secondary this Sunday, Allen should be able to roast the Eagles uninspiring cornerback duo of Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby after Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard did just that in a shootout last week.
Larry Fitzgerald vs. SF ($6.7k FanDuel)
He let owners down in a similar plus matchup against the Colts a few weeks ago, but Fitz quickly bounced back by wowing the world on MNF against a usually solid Cowboys secondary. He’s unlikely to face bracket coverage in this home game due to the 49ers inability to stop the run and of course San Francisco ranks 30th in DVOA pass defense with the fourth-most PPG (25.3) allowed this season. Fitz tormented the Niners to the tune of a 213 receiving yards on 18 catches last season, drawing a whopping 18 targets in a home game against SF, so at the very least we can expect high volume from Carson Palmer’s favorite target.
Week 4 DFS NFL Wide Receivers for GPPs
A.J. Green @ CLE ($8.0k FanDuel)
Why not stick with a Dalton-Green pairing in a couple of GPP lineups, as the duo draws a much easier matchup in their second week under new OC Bill Lazor. Green got the squeaky wheel treatment last Sunday to eclipse 100 yards on 10 catches and he flashed his incredible athleticism with a great catch on a bullet from Dalton in the first quarter. Now he’ll contend with the Joe Haden-less Browns, who are ranked 31st in DVOA pass defense against the opposition’s top WR and Green’s fantastic road splits are worth noting in this plus spot.
DeAndre Hopkins vs. TEN ($7.3k FanDuel)
With DeShaun Watson under center, one things is certain: DeAndre Hopkins will be targeted frequently. The Texans top wideout has seen 37 targets and caught seven balls in each of his three appearances this year. This Sunday Hopkins will square off with a Titans team that ranks 24th in DVOA pass defense and doesn’t have a shutdown CB capable of dealing with a versatile route runner and physical presence. Tennessee is giving up the fifth-most FPPG to opposing WRs so far this season and Hopkins is due for success in the red zone.
Emmanuel Sanders vs. OAK ($6.9k FanDuel)
Sanders is quickly becoming the favorite receiver of Broncos breakout QB Trevor Siemian, who targeted the shifty WR 15 times in a losing effort at Buffalo last week. Now back home against a horrific Raiders defense that looked like it had never watched a lick of game film in a beatdown at Washington last week, Sanders should be able to get free early and often on his way to a potential big game. Oakland’s offense should bounce back as indicated by the decently high Over/Under (46.5 points) set for this game and Sanders has already proved capable of multi-touchdown performances this season.
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