DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4

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DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays is back for Week 4. This is a fantasy football column dedicated to providing value plays with high upside to help you cash in on big prizes in DraftKings tournaments.

Welcome to Week 4 of DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays. Here you’ll find a handful of players from each position who are underpriced and poised to outperform their salary. These bargain plays are ideal candidates when constructing your lineups for DraftKings GPPs.

Week 4 has a Main Slate of 12 games, after leaving off the Sunday Night game, and plenty of tournaments offering large top prizes. Make sure to secure a spot in the NFL Fantasy Football Millionaire and the Fantasy Football World Championship Qualifier.

DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays is a resource for evaluating players with the best chance of finishing the week with a high fantasy points per dollar performance. Not every pick is meant to be used in the same lineup. Use this column to select one or two bargain plays, which allow you to pay up for higher priced stars.

Let’s check out some bargain play quarterbacks.

DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4 – Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson ($5,100) vs. TEN

Watson is a duel-threat quarterback with a high ceiling due to his running ability. We saw Watson slice up the Patriots defense in Week 3 and he now faces the Titans who rank 24 in DVOA vs. Pass. This game could be a sneaky shootout this week even though the over/under sits at 43.5. I certainly love DeAndre Hopkins in this matchup and it could be smart to stack him with Watson.

Trevor Siemian ($5,200) vs. OAK

After two strong performances, Siemian had a down game in Week 3 against a tough Bills defense. The Broncos have an implied total score of 24.8 points and face a Raiders defense that ranks 28 in DVOA vs. Pass. Kirk Cousins torched the Raiders defense for 365 yards and three touchdowns last week. Siemian makes for a good bargain play by pairing him with Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, or both.

Tyrod Taylor ($5,300) vs. ATL

Taylor isn’t a very prominent passer, but his dual-threat ability gives him an added element. The Bills will be playing from behind in this game, which has an over/under of 48.5. Through three weeks, Taylor is only averaging 26.33 pass attempts per game, but supplements that with eight rush attempts per game. Taylor could make for a solid GPP play by stacking him with LeSean McCoy.

DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4 – Running Backs

Duke Johnson ($4,500) vs. CIN

The Bengals defense funnels passes to the middle of the field, which benefits Johnson who has played a significant amount of snaps out of the slot. The Browns should be playing from behind for most of this game, giving Johnson more playing time. Through three weeks, Johnson is averaging six receptions per game with each week increasing.

Bilal Powell ($4,600) vs. JAC

A turf toe injury could keep Matt Forte out this week, which could leave Powell in line for increased opportunities. There is the possibility that Elijah McGuire cuts into Powell’s touches, but in games in which Forte was out last year, Powell had successful fantasy performances. He is a threat to catch passes out of a backfield in a matchup against a strong Jaguars defense that could put a lot of pressure on Josh McCown.

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DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4 – Wide Receivers

Cooper Kupp ($4,300) vs. DAL

Kupp’s performance has dropped of after a strong Week 1 performance, including a two target game last week despite the Rams posting 41 points. However, Kupp is in a nice spot this week against the Cowboys this week who just gave up 13 catches, 149 yards and a touchdown to Larry Fitzgerald who runs a lot of routes underneath and over the middle, like Kupp. He should be a low owned receiver with a chance of a seeing a season high in targets.

Marqise Lee ($4,500) vs. NYJ

Lee has led the Jaguars in targets since Allen Robinson‘s ACL injury in Week 1. The Jets rank 23 in DVOA vs. WR1 this season and the combined sack rate between the Jets defensive line and Jaguars offensive line ranks 30th. Blake Bortles should have plenty of time to get the ball to Lee this week in which he could find the end zone for the first time this season.

Rishard Matthews ($4,900) vs. HOU

Matthews is my favorite sub-$5,000 bargain play this weekend in a favorable matchup. The Texans have been strong against the run, but their pass defense has been leaky as they rank 24 in DVOA vs. WR1. As I mentioned before, this matchup could quietly turn into a shootout leaving Matthews to benefit. Through three weeks, Matthews has seen eight targets per game and has a great opportunity to get behind this Texans secondary.

DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4 – Tight Ends

Austin Seferian-Jenkins ($3,000) vs. JAC

The tight end position has been difficult to predict from a bargain play standpoint this season. Seferian-Jenkins received six targets last week in his first game off suspension. The Jets are in a difficult matchup against a Jaguars defense with a strong defensive line and lockdown corners. Josh McCown could be pressured all game and forced to dump passes off to Seferian-Jenkins.

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Evan Engram ($3,000) vs. TB

Engram has seen a fair amount of targets through three weeks as the Giants third receiving option. He has established a solid floor and is poised for a break out game. The Buccaneers zone defense should open up plenty of soft spots for Engram whose athleticism could turn a short pass into a big gain.

Cameron Brate ($3,800) vs. NYG

Brate has been gradually losing snaps to O.J. Howard, but when on the field, Brate is used primarily as a pass catcher. The Giants have allowed an average of 17.5 DraftKings points to opposing tight ends this season. With Janoris Jenkins shadowing Mike Evans, Jameis Winston could look to his tight end for some relief. Brate has a good chance to find the end zone in this one.

DraftKings NFL Bargain Plays: Week 4 – Defense

Chargers ($2,500) vs. PHI

The Chargers defense has a talented core beginning with a tough pass defense. They have been hurt by the run this season, but face an Eagles offense that just lost their biggest playmaker out of the backfield in Darren Sproles. The combined sack rate between the Chargers defensive line and Eagles offensive line ranks second this week. The Eagles are coming off a major high with a divisional walk-off win, but now must travel cross-country to face the Chargers. If the Chargers pass rush can get to Carson Wentz, there should be plenty of turnover opportunities.

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