Had my best week of the season in Week 3, unfortunately, it did not lead to too much profit. I hit on 75 percent of my lineups, but only made a few bucks; nothing big.
The last week was more of the norm. Although like every week there were some crazy outliers.
Who would have thought after the first two weeks that Kelvin Benjamin would have zero catches and only one target? Who would have thought that Carson Palmer would throw four interceptions and no touchdowns? This is why we have a love and hate relationship with fantasy sports!
Now, let us move onto Week 4.
Kirk Cousins (WAS): $6,500 vs. CLE
Cousins has not lived up to the hype that followed him from last season. He has not been as bad as what others have portrayed, though. He has eclipsed 300 yards in two of his three games and the one game he did not he was only four yards shy.
His first game makes his stats look much worse, but he has settled down since then. In fact, his Week 3 performance was pretty good, and he has improved every week. Now he is a mid-priced quarterback on DraftKings with a very favorable matchup.
Cousins will be facing a Browns’ defense that recently allowed Ryan Tannehill to throw for 319 yards and three touchdowns. As bad as Cousins has been, he has been better than Tannehill has this season. At this price, Cousins could easily finish with 300 yards passing and at least two touchdowns. Sign me up!
- Philip Rivers (SD): $6,900 vs. NO
- Carson Palmer (ARI): $6,300 vs. LA
- Alex Smith (KC): $5,600 @ PIT
- Trevor Siemian (DEN): $5,400 @ TB
- Brian Hoyer (CHI): $5,000 vs. DET
Melvin Gordon (SD): $6,300 vs. NO
I recommended Gordon last week too. And either I am a fool or DraftKings did not adjust their pricing enough. Gordon is the clear lead back now that Danny Woodhead is done for the year.
He is facing the worst defense against the run and has found the end zone four times already this season. Gordon is my must start for cash games this week. I might go contrarian in GPP formats because Gordon will be highly owned.
- C.J. Anderson (DEN): $6,500 @ TB
- Charles Sims (TB): $5,600 vs. DEN
- Jamaal Charles (KC): $5,400 @ PIT (Only in GPP)
- LeGarrette Blount (NE): $5,000 vs. BUF
- Jordan Howard (CHI): $3,700 vs. DET
Jamison Crowder (WAS): $4,200 vs. CLE
Crowder has been way undervalued this season. He has not seen anything less than seven targets per game. His red zone targets are close to the top in the league, and it shows with two touchdowns over three games.
At this price, how do you not roster Crowder? He is going up against that same Cleveland defense I wrote about regarding Cousins. Pair the two up and make a little stack with enough salary to spend on bigger names.
- Mike Evans (TB): $6,500 vs. DEN
- Emmanuel Sanders (DEN): $6,400 @ TB
- Travis Benjamin (SD): $5,900 vs. NO
- Will Fuller (HOU): $5,300 vs. TEN
- Mike Wallace (BAL): $5,200 vs. OAK
- Terrelle Pryor (CLE): $4,300 @ WAS
Zach Miller (CHI): $2,700 vs. DET
I may be putting too many of my eggs in one basket so-to-speak, but I am only using two tight ends this week. The first one is Greg Olsen who is facing a horrific Atlanta secondary when it comes to tight ends. The other one is Miller.
At this price, Miller should be a steal. He is coming off a two-touchdown performance last week and faces the Lions who are the worst defense against the TE position. With Jay Cutler doubtful to play, Miller should benefit from playing with Brian Hoyer again.
- Travis Kelce (KC): $4,800 @ PIT
- Dennis Pitta (BAL): $3,900 vs. OAK
- Gary Barnidge (CLE): $3,600 @ WAS
- Coby Fleener (NO): $3,200 vs. SD
- Cameron Brate (TB): $2,800 vs. DEN
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