DFS Core 4: Week 4

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September 27, 2019 by squish

Written by Gerry Leung

Coming off a solid week lets recap some of my picks. Zeke was benched for a few series in the Miami game and Pollard broke off for 100 rushing yards. Although Zeke still finished with over 100 rushing yards he failed to find the endzone. The process was still right and we get another juicy situation this week with the Ekeler and the Chargers.

Speaking of Ekeler, he didn’t have the game that I expected. Although the pass volume was there with 7 receptions, he only rushed 9 times. With Melvin returning soon it will be interesting to see how the Chargers use Ekeler. Veteran Greg Olsen did not disappoint last week and it appears that the Cardinals look like the Tight End flow chart this season.

My biggest mistake was probably rostering James Washington last week. This was more of a gut play and just buying into the college connection but I expect some big games from them going forward. Overall it was a solid weekend in DFS and I hope you guys took advantage of some of my picks. Let’s continue it this week with another edition of the core 4.

Christian McCaffrey RB – ($8800 DK/$9000 FD)

McCaffrey gets to take on a Houston Defense this week that has given up 324 rushing yards through three games. Houston is allowing 5.4 Yards per carry this season and the 2nd most receptions to Running backs. If we look back at week 1 when they played the Saints, Kamara put up 97 rushing yards and 72 receiving yards. Kamara profiles similarly to McCaffrey and with Cam Newton’s rushing ability out of the picture, Mcaff should see all of the usage within the redzone. I also like this game to shootout so running it back with some players on the Texans would make this a nice game stack.

Will Fuller WR – (4500 DK/ $5900 FD)

I mentioned early that I really like this CAR/HOU game and Will Fuller is a way to get some cheap exposure to it. Fuller’s average depth of target this season is 18.06 yards and this Panther’s team may be without Donte Jackson and Kawann Short. Jackson was most likely going to line up with Will Fuller and without him would be a huge upgrade. He’s also seen 7 targets in back to back weeks and is waiting for a blowup game. At his price, he brings you a nice value and high ceiling. Deshaun Watson has also thrown a touchdown on 10.9% of his career deep pass attempts and Fuller is in a great spot this week.

Will Dissly TE – ($3600 DK/$5400 FD)

Are the Cardinals playing this week? Does the team they are playing deploy a Tight End? Does that Tight End get targets? Folks, let me introduce to you Will Dissly. I shouldn’t even have to write up the Tight End every week because it’s almost an auto lock in my lineups whenever they play the Cardinals. Dissly also gets a boost with the Seahawks trading away Nick Vannett this past week. Plus, he also comes at a major discount across the industry. Dissly checks all the boxes for me this week and we can expect him to find the endzone against this Cardinals defense.

Cooper Kupp – ($6500 DK/$7000)

An honorable mention in week 2’s DFS Core 4 Plays, we are going right back to Kupp. Since returning from his ACL injury, Kupp has taken over as Goff’s number one receiver. He has 31 targets and 267 Yards with 2 TD’s through 3 weeks. He gets to take on a Buccaneers defense that was just ripped apart by Danny Dimes. Shepard who played primarily out of the slot carved them up for 100 yards last week.

Kupp should see very similar production in the slot against a Buccaneers defense that is running more man coverage this year. Another interesting note is that Goff has a 17:2 TD to interception ratio when playing against man defense, plus he is at home where he excels. With Kupp’s quickness he should be able to tear up this Tampa Bay secondary with ease.

Being successful in DFS comes down to your ability to identify news, matchups, and value. Each week, I’ll go through my top 4 core plays highlighting players with the most volume and value. While things may change leading up to kickoff, please be sure to check lineups following injuries or inactives. Good luck this week and feel free to hit me up on twitter with any questions @GK_Leung.

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