With three weeks of the NFL season in the history books we now have a much better understanding of how teams are using players and which players we can trust. Here are a couple of ways to use the knowledge we’ve gained from the first three weeks to have a fruitful Week 4 in daily fantasy.
Love For Bad Teams
Just because the two teams playing each other are bad doesn’t mean there isn’t daily fantasy gold to be found. The New York Giants and Washington game is very tempting considering the current state of both defenses. Case Keenum ($4,900) is an interesting play if he can keep up his yardage totals consistent with his first few games and Daniel Jones ($5,300) has a wonderful matchup at home and he can help his day with rushing numbers. The value sale continues at running back. Wayne Gallman Jr. ($4,600) is going to be a heavily used player this week with Saquon Barkley out. The Washington backs are sneaky plays, but each could yield fantastic returns if Adrian Peterson ($4,400) scores and if Chris Thompson ($4,500) is a factor in the passing game.
Tight Ends Riding Hot Streaks
We’ve all been burned by chasing points after a tight end has a good game. It’s just a part of playing daily fantasy. Remember T.J. Hockenson? He’s still around and a solid play I just wanted to highlight how maddeningly random the position is for fantasy. If you don’t mind chasing hot streaks there probably isn’t anyone as hot as Will Dissly. The Seattle tight end has three touchdowns in as many weeks and plays the super vulnerable Arizona Cardinals defense in Week 4. Too spicy for you? Darren Waller plays the Indianapolis Colts who’ve given up a bunch of points to tight ends in the first three weeks and Waller had 13 receptions last week. Perhaps he finds his first touchdown in Week 4?
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