Best Bargain Plays for Week 4 FanDuel and DraftKings Contests

Best Bargain Plays for Week 4 FanDuel and DraftKings Contests

We all want to load up on Brady, Elliott, McCoy, Fournette, Julio, Odell, AB, and Gronk this week, but who can afford to? You may just be able to sneak one or two of those studs into your week 4 lineups by targeting a few of the names we have below. Here are our favorite week 4 bargain plays for FanDuel and DraftKings.

Top Bargain WBs for Week 4

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Trevor SiemianOakland$7,500$5,200
Deshaun WatsonTennessee$7,300$5,100
Tyrod TaylorFalcons$7,100$5,300

No real surprises here, you will find Siemian and Watson on just about any site. Siemian is the class of the group, and is as close to a cash game lock play as there is in this slate. While both should reach value, I do like Taylor slightly more than Watson this week.

While the Bills defense has looked solid this season, a large part of that has been the schedule they have played. The Falcons will score a bunch at home, and Taylor will be forced to throw it more than usual and will put up plenty of rushing yards in a volume game played indoors.

Top Bargain RBs for Week 4

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Bilal PowellJacksonville$6,100$4,600
Joe MixonCleveland$5,600$5,700
Matt BreidaArizona$5,000$3,800
Andre EllingtonSan Francisco$4,800$3,800

The RB spot is clearly the best place to spend your money this week, Elliott, McCoy, and Fournette will all likely be fairly chalk but remain elite plays. That being said, there is still value at the position, and a few names that are worth a long hard look.

Bilal Powell has been a borderline-elite fantasy player in the limited amount of time that we have seen him without Matt Forte to split carries with. Given how good of a receiver he is, his floor is likely somewhere around 2x on FanDuel and 3x on DraftKings.

Joe Mixon saw 56% of the running back snaps in week 3 and responded with the best game Cinci has had out of a back in a while. The rookie went for 101 yards against a really solid Green Bay run defense. Look for him to receive a similar workload and slightly more success against a struggling Cleveland defense.

Matt Breida is a value lock, particularly on DraftKings, if Carlos Hyde isn’t able to play on Sunday. Unfortunately this is a 4 o’clock game, but I would feel fine using Ellington as a late swap if Hyde is able to play.

As the Cardinals move forward without David Johnson, there is a chance that they have a Washington-esque problem arise. Ellington has been by far the most productive back since Johnson went out, and with John Brown and J.J. Nelson banged up, is arguably the most explosive player on this roster. Expect Arians to find more ways to get Ellington involved this week.

Top Bargain WRs for Week 4

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Marqise LeeNY Jets$6,200$4,500/td>
Torrey SmithLA Chargers$5,200$3,700
Jaron Brown49ers$4,500$4,000
Will Fuller VTennessee$4,500$3,800

This is likely the last week that we can list Lee as a bargain player… he’s already out of our general bargain price range on FanDuel. That being said, he should be in your lineups against the Jets this week. New York has big time issues and very little experience in their secondary, and Lee is an extremely tough cover.

The Chargers will glue Casey Hayward to Alshon Jeffery, and you can pretty much write him off. Hayward is a top 5 shut down corner, and one of the few players that can chase opposing receivers anywhere they line up. Torrey Smith has seen fairly consistent volume each week this season, and I would guess that it is Smith, not Agholar or Ertz, that would become the best option in the passing game if Jeffery is held in check by Hayward.

Even if J.J. Nelson and/or John Brown can go this week, I think Jaron Brown is worth a look on both websites. He is generally the guy out there in single and 2 receiver sets, with Nelson and Brown working more in 3 and 4 receiver sets. Additionally, he leads the team in red zone targets giving him a decent ceiling in such a great matchup.

Will Fuller is a guy we brought up in our week 3 waiver wire article, and should be on your radar this week. If he is active, the Texans will target him on 40+ yard passes multiple times. It’s why they drafted him and we have an entire year of evidence of the fact. Unfortunately the Texans QB’s were hot garbage last season, and he was never able to put together a streak of big games. While Watson hasn’t been much better, he at least gives us a sliver of hope that the Texans can cash in on Fuller’s game breaking speed. Keep in mind the injury was a collarbone and not lower body.

Top Bargain TEs for Week 4

PlayerOpponentFanDuel PriceDraftKings Price
Tyler KroftCleveland$4,900$2,6
Ryan GriffinTennessee$4,500$3,500
Marcedes LewisNY Jets$4,500$2,800

We generally go for value at the tight end position every week, but we especially love this group of bargain tight ends. Kroft saw a 98% snap count in an unfavorable TE matchup last week, a similar snap count should result in more production against one of the worst TE defenses in the league.

Griffin and Lewis both fill much needed roles in their team’s passing games. The Texans need a chain moving check down option other than just forcing the ball to Hopkins over and over again, and Griffin clearly fills that role brilliantly. He and Fiedorowicz combined for over 100 receptions and 6 touchdowns last season.

Lewis is a much more trustworthy option in the red zone than Allen Hurns, and is able to provide those 50/50 ball wins that Robinson was so elite at. We won’t rely on him every week, as there are still passing game issues in Jacksonville, but are all over him in a matchup with the Jets.

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