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Daily Fantasy Football: Week 4 Contests
Daily Fantasy Football: Week 4 Contests
Recommended Lineup Week 4
All lineups are based off of a $1,000,000 salary cap featured at Daily Joust, you best option in daily fantasy sports gaming. Lineups consist of a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense. Teams are created for contests including all Sunday games.
QB: Aaron Rodgers (GB) vs. NO--$259,000--The Saints have given up just three passing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks, but they have yet to play an offense like the Packers. He is the second-highest priced quarterback in Week 4 behind only Robert Griffin III and he is worth every penny in this great matchup.
RB: Darren Sproles (NO) @ GB--$103,000--The Packers have been good against the pass this season, but it what should be a high scoring game, I expect Sproles to be heavily involved in the Saints offense. He finished with seven receptions for 75 yards when the two teams met up last season so I expect a nice game from him this time around as well.
RB: Cedric Benson (GB) vs. NO--$74,000--The Saints have given up the most rushing yards to opposing running backs through the first three weeks with five touchdowns on the ground. At his current price he should be able to give a great return on investment this week.
WR: Calvin Johnson (DET) vs. MIN--$167,000--Johnson comes in as my top ranked wide receiver this week and has a great matchup this week against the Vikings, who have given up over 20 points twice to opposing wide receivers. The price tag is a little high, but like Rodgers, he is worth the money.
WR: Demaryius Thomas (DEN) vs. OAK--$124,000--Thomas had back-to-back games with a touchdown to start the season, but fell off the wagon last week finishing with just three receptions for 34 yards against the Texans. This week he matches up against a suspect Raiders secondary which should result in a big day for Thomas and the Broncos passing game.
WR: Golden Tate (SEA) @ STL--$47,000--Since I decided to go with both Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas this week, it meant I had to take a big gamble on my third wide receiver. Tate found the end zone twice last week on three receptions and led the team with seven targets, so if you need a cheap upside play, Tate is worth a shot.
TE: Kyle Rudolph (MIN) @ DET--$117,000--The Lions have given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season and Rudolph has been the most targets Viking in the end zone. Put those two positives together and Rudolph looks like a great play this week in this inter-divisional matchup.
K: Rian Lindell (BUF) vs. NE--$54,000--When you stock up on high-priced players in other positions the kicker slot could take a hit, and it did this week. Lindell is the cheapest option this week at the kicker position, so my hope is that the game is high scoring like it usually is when these two teams meet up and he gets a lot of chances to get on the field.
DEF: Cincinnati Bengals Defense/Special Teams @ JAC--$55,000--The Bengals defense hasn’t been the best this season, but this week matched up against the Jaguars could be a different story. At their current price tag they have a chance to really give a great return on investment, so role with them if they fit in your budget.
Total Salary: $1,000,000
Value Picks for Week 4
Ryan Fitzpatrick (BUF)--$179,000--Fitzpatrcik threw for four touchdowns against the Patriots last season and this could be a shootout.
Christian Ponder (MIN)--$173,000--Ponder has been very efficient this season throwing for four touchdowns and zero interceptions so role with him if you needed.
Daniel Thomas (MIA)--$76,000--Reggie Bush is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game which means Thomas could be in for a big day.
Ryan Williams (ARI)--$63,000--Williams will be the Cardinals No. 1 running back now with Beanie Wells until at least November, so he could turn a good profit moving forward.
Mike Williams (TB)--$83,000--Williams has scored two touchdowns in the first three weeks and could get targeted again this week in a favorable matchup.
Ramses Barden (NYG)--$82,000--Hakeem Nicks is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game, so Barden will likely have a chance to try and repeat his breakout Week 3 performance.
Jermichael Finley (GB)--$81,000--The Saints defense has been terrible this season so expect Finley to get plenty of action in what should be a high scoring affair.
Fred Davis (WAS)--$62,000--Davis was targeted a lot more last week than the previous two weeks so it appears he is starting to build a connection with Robert Griffin III.
Rob Bironas (TEN)--$83,000
Alex Henery (PHI)--$68,000
St. Louis Rams--$72,000
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