Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DFS Round Table: Favorite DraftKings Plays for Week 4

Every week of the 2017 NFL season, our contributors will provide their favorite DraftKings play of the week and share their thoughts in our weekly DFS Round Table post.

In some cases, the play is intended for tournaments (i.e., Guaranteed Prize Pools or GPPs); in other cases, it's for cash games (e.g., head-to-heads and 50-50's). Or both.

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Who is your favorite DraftKings play for Week 4?

Sean Beazley: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans ($6,400)

As of right now, there isn't anything out there that I truly love this week. One of the plays that I do like is Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins at $6,400. Hopkins has seven catches in each of his first three games this year and has been targeted 37 times this season.

Deshaun Watson looked very good in a loss vs. New England last week and this Titans defense is beatable through the air. This isn't a lock like A.J. Green was for me last week, but I will be rolling out Nuk in many lineups this week.

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Kevin Hanson: A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals ($8,600)

Certainly not a bold move to list Green here, but he will be my most-owned high-priced stud this week. One week after expressing his frustrations followed by a change in coaching staff, Green erupted for 10 catches (on 13 targets) for 111 yards and a touchdown in the team's OT loss in Green Bay.

Historically, Green has been much more productive on the road (6.59 RPG, 98.0 YPG and 0.66 TD/G) than at home (4.69/68.4/21/0.47). In addition, AJG has 8/169/1 and 5/128/1 in his previous two games against the Browns. So far this season, the Browns have allowed monster games to both Antonio Brown (11/182/0) and T.Y. Hilton (7/153/1). All signs point to Green being next ...

John Trifone: Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos ($6,300)

Thomas has been nothing if not consistent to start the year. He has gotten 5-6 catches on 8-9 targets in each of the first three games, but has not yet gotten into the end zone. I like Thomas to feast on Oakland's secondary, and I think he gets in the end zone at least once. For $6,300, he's a WR with mid-range price, solid floor and huge upside in a nice matchup this week.

Brendan Donahue: Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers ($5,900)

I'm certainly not basing this on how Newton has looked so far this year, but the Patriots defense just made Deshaun Watson look like the MVP version of Cam last week. The Patriots have given up the most fantasy points to opposing QBs so far this year as well as the most yards and points per game on the field to opposing teams.

Carolina started to integrate Christian McCaffrey more last week, targeting him 11 times for nine catches and 101 yards and the Pats have a tough time covering opposing RBs. I see this as a bounce-back week for Cam and as nine-point underdogs on the road, he has the ability to rack up some garbage time points as well. I would target him in tourneys this week at only $5,900.

Dan Yanotchko: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals ($6,100)

This week I like Larry Fitzgerald going up against the 49ers. Fitzgerald has had an astronomical 43 targets in his first three games. The Niners defense has given up an average of 215 yards to opposing quarterbacks and six touchdowns on the year. At $6,100, Fitz is a great value.

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