Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season brought another Milly Maker from DraftKings, giving players a chance to walk away with a big payday in the $4M Fantasy Football Millionaire contest. While COVID-19 concerns took a couple of games off the slate, there are still 11 games to follow this Sunday. You can keep up with all the latest results and updates throughout the afternoon right here on DK Playbook. You can also find coverage throughout the day on The Dream Stream where Leaderboard Live will keep you up to speed and offer analysis for all the big plays and injuries throughout Sunday.
After having the top three entries throughout most of the late window, ‘Seamonster1866’ slipped to No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, which is still an extraordinarily successful showing. Those entries were ultimately passed by a ‘RoyalPain21’ entry for the top spot, though, thanks to Darren Waller ($5,200; 16.8 DKFP) who had a solid 88 yards on nine receptions along with a fumble.
The winning lineup was moved into first place by Waller, but really was carried by big performances earlier in the day by Dak Prescott ($7,200; 42.28 DKFP), Joe Mixon ($5,800; 45.1 DKFP), Odell Beckham Jr. ($5,800; 38.4 DKFP) and Amari Cooper ($6,700; 36.4 DKFP). You can catch up on their big days and performances in the highlights below.
Elsewhere in the top 10, ‘ChipotleAddict’ jumped up to seventh thanks to Waller and Devin Singletary ($5,900; 18.6 DKFP), who had a key late touchdown. An entry from ‘bigr0161’ moved up to second place thanks to Allen Robinson ($6,700; 26.1 DKFP) and his 100-yard game highlighted by a touchdown. First and second place were separated by less than a point. Just one point behind the winning entry, Waller’s late production also moved an entry from ‘underjones’ up to third.
Note: Leaderboard standings and results current as of 7:40 p.m. ET
Fantasy Football Highlights
4 p.m. ET games — Second Half
In the second half of the late window games, the Rams let the Giants hang around for a long time, but midway through the fourth quarter Jared Goff ($6,700; 11.7 DKFP) found Cooper Kupp ($6,700; 17.7 DKFP) for the 55-yard touchdown featured below. That score was enough to put the Rams up 17-9. Darious Williams iced the game with an interception of Daniel Jones ($5,100; 11.1 DKFP), which was a key play on the leaderboard at the time.
.@JaredGoff16 to @CooperKupp for 55 yards. Touchdown, @RamsNFL! #RamsHouse— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #NYGvsLAR on FOX
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After an early FG for the Raiders made it a one-point game in Vegas, the Bills answered with the third touchdown of the day from Josh Allen ($7,300; 25.42 DKFP), who found John Brown ($5,100; 8.2 DKFP) for the amazing catch below, although he was ruled down at the one-yard line. Allen scored a rushing touchdown on the following play, but Tyler Bass missed the extra point, making it a 23-16 Bills’ lead. Fortunately for Bass, the Bills were able to score another touchdown from Devin Singletary. Even a late touchdown toss from Derek Carr ($5,300; 24.44 DKFP) to Nelson Agholor ($3,500; 14.4 DKFP) wasn’t enough for Las Vegas
Unreal grab by John Brown! #BillsMafia— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #BUFvsLV on CBS
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The third game in the late window was between the Colts and Bears, which was moved into this window after the Patriots-Chiefs game was postponed. The game didn’t provide much excitement in the second half until Allen Robinson’s touchdown highlighted below drew the Bears to within a touchdown. The onside kick didn’t work, though, so the Colts still pulled out the 19-11 win.
Air Robinson @AllenRobinson— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #INDvsCHI on CBS
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4 p.m. ET games — First Half
The three late games that wrapped up the Sunday afternoon main slate were the Bills-Raiders, Bears-Colts and Giants-Rams. The Rams got off to a strong start in their game with the below early rushing touchdown from TE Gerald Everett ($2,500) and led the Giants, 10-6, at halftime.
.@lightningstrk12 scores on the jet sweep to put the @RamsNFL up early. #RamsHouse— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #NYGvsLAR on FOX
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Josh Allen ($7,300) also got the unbeaten Bills rolling early, connecting with Gabriel Davis ($3,200) on this 25-yard first quarter touchdown in the first quarter in the highlight below, and later finding Cole Beasley ($4,700) for an 11-yard strike early in the second quarter. The Raiders answered back just before halftime, though, with a touchdown from veteran Jason Witten ($2,500; 9.8 DKFP) to get back to within 17-13.
.@JoshAllenQB is so right now. #BillsMafia— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #BUFvsLV on CBS
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The Colts also got an early touchdown from TE Mo Alie-Cox ($3,900) who continued to show a strong connection with QB Philip Rivers ($5,500). Rivers wasn’t especially sharp, leading his Colts to a 13-3 halftime lead, but he was still more productive than Nick Foles ($5,700), who only had 107 yards and 4.18 DKFP in his first half as a starter for Chicago.
Philip Rivers to @MoAlie81 for the @Colts TD! #ForTheShoe— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #INDvsCHI on CBS
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1 p.m. ET games — Second Half
Early in the second half, Joe Mixon ($5,800; 45.1 DKFP) got his second touchdown of the day as the Bengals retook the lead over the Jaguars. Mixon later tacked on a third touchdown, showing the chest injury that forced him to be added to the injury report Saturday was just a minor issue. The Jaguars got a second score from DJ Chark ($6,000; 29.5 DKFP), who also showed he’s healthy, although Jacksonville lost, 33-25.
The Texans tried to climb back into their game against the Vikings with this 24-yard touchdown from Deshaun Watson ($6,600; 23.9 DKFP) to Will Fuller V ($5,900; 25.8 DKFP).
.@DeshaunWatson finds @Will_Fuller7 for the 24-yard TD! #WeAreTexans— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #MINvsHOU on FOX
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Also in the third quarter, the Ravens expanded their lead over Washington with a second touchdown from Lamar Jackson ($8,100; 26.02 DKFP) to Mark Andrews ($6,000; 20.7 DKFP). Washington did get a late score, but Baltimore was victorious, 31-17. The Panthers also added to their lead with another touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater ($5,600; 27.24 DKFP) as they built a 28-7 lead against Arizona.
The Browns continued to pile on the Cowboys with another rushing touchdown from Kareem Hunt ($6,200; 19.1 DKFP), who was carrying the load after Nick Chubb (knee) was ruled out. Latavius Murray ($4,900; 21.3 DKFP) also had his second rushing score as the Saints continued to run all over the Lions and held on to win, 35-29, on the road in Detroit.
Kirk Cousins ($5,600; 14.9 DKFP) hit Adam Thielen ($6,600; 29.2 DKFP) for a touchdown at the end of the third quarter to keep the Vikings ahead of Houston. Thielen and Justin Jefferson ($5,200; 17.3 DKFP) both went over 100 yards on the following drive, which was capped off with a touchdown from Alexander Mattison ($4,000; 7.7 DKFP). Despite a late rally from the Texans, Minnesota held on and dropped Houston to 0-4.
Kyler Murray ($7,000; 24.12 DKFP) had the big run highlighted below and finished the drive with a touchdown to Christian Kirk ($4,400; 10.9 DKFP) as Arizona tried to rally, but ultimately the Cardinals fell to the Panthers, 31-21.
.@K1 on the move… A gain of 48 yards! #RedSea— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #AZvsCAR on FOX
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In a similar situation, Tom Brady ($6,100; 36.46 DKFP) rallied his team with five touchdowns, including one each to O.J. Howard ($3,300; 14 DKFP) and Scotty Miller ($4,100; 19.3 DKFP). With just one second left in the third quarter, Justin Herbert ($5,800; 24.0 DKFP) answered back with a 72-yard touchdown to Jalen Guyton ($3,400; 14.2 DKFP). Brady and the Bucs started the fourth quarter with a touchdown from rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn ($4,000; 10.6 DKFP) to go back up, 35-31, and ultimately held on to win after Herbert threw a tough rookie interception.
In the fourth quarter, the Seahawks finally pulled away from the Dolphins when Russell Wilson ($7,800; 24.9 DKFP) hit David Moore ($3,400; 18.5 DKFP) for the 17-yard touchdown in the highlight below. Chris Carson ($6,300; 25 DKFP) tacked on his second touchdown of the day as well.
INCREDIBLE. @DangeRussWilson. @DmoeSwagg23. 17-yard @Seahawks TD in Miami.— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #SEAvsMIA on FOX
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Dallas tried to put together another big rally with Dak Prescott ($7,200; 42.28 DKFP) finding Dalton Schultz ($4,300; 17.2 DKFP) for a long touchdown and later hitting CeeDee Lamb ($5,400; 25.2 DKFP) for his second touchdown of the day in the highlight below.
.@_CeeDeeThree’s got another touchdown. @AmariCooper9 converts the two-point attempt.— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
The @dallascowboys make it a three-point game!
: #CLEvsDAL on FOX
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The Browns were determined not to let Dallas back into the game like the Falcons did two weeks ago, though, and instead, they pulled this play out, giving Odell Beckham ($5,800; 38.4 DKFP) his third touchdown of the day on a 50-yard rush. While Dallas’s comeback fell short, this was definitely the highest-scoring matchup for fantasy purposes in the early window with big games from all the superstars, including Amari Cooper ($6,700; 34.4 DKFP)
ODELL BECKHAM JR.— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #CLEvsDAL on FOX
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1 p.m. ET games — First Half
The first touchdown of the day was a pass from Matthew Stafford ($5,900) to D’Andre Swift ($4,300) as the Lions took an early lead over the Saints, which they later expanded with a touchdown toss to Kenny Golladay ($6,000) after a Drew Brees ($5,800) interception on his first throw of the day. The Browns used a little trickeration to get on the board in Dallas as Jarvis Landry ($5,100) threw a touchdown to fellow WR Odell Beckham Jr. ($5,800).
JARVIS LANDRY THROWS A TOUCHDOWN TO OBJ! #Browns— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #CLEvsDAL on FOX
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The Bucs got an early touchdown from Tom Brady ($6,100) to backup TE Cameron Brate ($2,500) — sorry, Gronk and O.J. Howard owners. The Chargers answered the Bucs right back, though, with this impressive long touchdown to Tyron Johnson, who was just activated from the practice squad.
Justin Herbert with a DIME for a 53-yard @Chargers TOUCHDOWN! #BoltUp— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #LACvsTB on CBS
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Later in the first quarter, the Cowboys answered the Browns with a more conventional touchdown of their own, as Dak Prescott ($7,200) connected with CeeDee Lamb ($5,400), who got his first NFL touchdown. The Vikings got a touchdown from Dalvin Cook ($7,600), the Seahawks from Chris Carson ($6,300) and the Ravens from Mark Ingram ($5,700) as each team took a 7-0 lead after scores from their lead RB. Alvin Kamara ($8,000) and his owners weren’t able to get the same result, though, as backup RB Latavius Murray ($4,900) got the Saints’ first touchdown of the day. Kamara was able to get a rushing score later in the first half, though. Later in the first half, Cook added another rushing score for Minnesota, as the Vikings built a 17-6 lead over Houston.
The Chargers took the lead over Tampa Bay on a pick-six from Brady seen below and built a 24-14 lead at halftime. The only downside for the Bolts was that they lost Austin Ekeler ($7,100) to a hamstring injury. Nick Chubb ($7,000) also left Cleveland’s game with a knee injury, but his Browns were able to tie the Cowboys on Beckham’s second touchdown of the day and later took the lead on a touchdown strike from Baker Mayfield ($5,800) to Austin Hooper ($4,000). Kareem Hunt ($6,200) also had a rushing score to give Cleveland a 31-14 lead at halftime, meaning Dallas will need another big comeback.
Michael Davis takes it the other way for the 78-yard PICK-6! #BoltUp— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #LACvsTB on CBS
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At the end of the first quarter, Teddy Bridgewater ($5,600) gave the Panthers a 14-0 lead with a rushing touchdown. Early in the second quarter, Lamar Jackson ($8,100) did the same for his Ravens with the beautiful 50-yard rushing touchdown highlighted below. Both Bridgewater and Jackson threw a score in the second quarter as the Panthers and Ravens each entered halftime with comfortable leads over Arizona and Washington, respectively.
THERE GOES LAMAR. @lj_era8— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #BALvsWAS on CBS
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In Cincinnati, the Jags held a narrow 13-10 lead over the Bengals at halftime with touchdowns from DJ Chark Jr. ($6,000) and Joe Mixon ($5,800). After falling behind 14-0, the Saints rallied to take a 28-14 lead with two receiving touchdowns from Tre’Quan Smith ($5,000) as Brees turned things around after his rough start. The Seahawks got this touchdown catch from backup RB Travis Homer ($4,000) just before halftime to take a 17-9 lead over the Dolphins in Miami.
.@Dangerusswilson & @travishomer4 connect for the @seahawks TD!— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2020
: #SEAvsMIA on FOX
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