NFL Week 4 is here. Every Sunday this season, I'm playing both an NFL DraftKings Pick'em Team and an NFL DraftKings Classic Team. Below is my NFL Week 4 Classic DFS Team. Check it out!
QB Eli Manning, $5,700, New York Giants at Tampa Bay – Eli finally came around in the Giants 24 to 27 near win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. Tampa Bay's defense allowed Minnesota back-up QB Case Keenum to throw for 369 yards and 3 TDs. The Giants have absolutely no rushing attack. That means it might be a great time to put Eli on the DraftKings DFS squad. If he has a huge game in NFL Week 4, it's doubtful his salary is less than $6,000 in NFL Week 5.
RB Ezekiel Elliott, $8,200, Dallas vs L.A. Rams – The Rams have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL. Cornerback Trumaine Johnson should shut down WR Dez Bryant. The rest of the secondary is well-suited to keep Dak Prescott's passing under control. One thing the Rams should have trouble with is containing RB Ezekiel Elliott. Zeke should have one of those special rushing games versus the Rams. LAR's defense allows an average of 139 rushing yards per.
RB Dalvin Cook, $6,500, Minnesota vs Detroit – Detroit only allows 86 rushing yards per game. I don't see that as an issue. Cook is excellent at catching the football out of the backfield. He had 5 catches last week for 72 yards. WR Stefon Diggs exploded for 8 catches for 172 yards and 2 TDs in Week 3. Diggs doesn't often have 2 brilliant games in a row. My guess, is that Minnesota goes into their battle with Detroit looking to get Cook involved as much as possible.
WR Odell Beckham Jr., $8,900, New York Giants at Tampa Bay – It makes sense to add Eli's best wide receiver to the mix. Odell caught 2 TD passes last week. Eli went to Sterling Shepard with regularity in Week 4. Eli did target Odell 13 times. What it means is that even when Manning spreads the ball around, Beckham Jr.'s getting his looks.
WR Chris Hogan, $6,000, New England vs Carolina – New England's WR1 is Brandin Cooks. Hogan does have 10 catches for 154 yards and 3 TDs, though. Carolina must take away Tom Brady's favorite wide receiving weapon. Since the Panthers must also concentrate on stopping TE Rob Gronkowski, Hogan might be left alone or in one on one coverage for most of this game.
WR Robert Woods, $3,900, L.A. Rams at Dallas – Sammy Watkins is listed as probable due to a concussion. The Dallas' defense is more than capable of containing RB Todd Gurley. What it means is that Jared Goff must air it out. Robert Woods offers tremendous value at $3,900. He might get more looks in this than Watkins even if Watkins plays. Woods is an excellent receiver.
TE Ed Dickson, $2,800, Carolina at New England – The Panthers know that they can't beat the Patriots by just throwing the football to RB Christian McCaffrey. The best way for Cam Newton to get his season back on track is to go to his tight-end. Sure, Ed Dickson is no where close to being as good of a TE as Greg Olsen. It doesn't matter. If the Panthers stick with going to McCaffrey on every play, New England's going to beat them by 24 points.
FLEX Joe Mixon, RB, $5,700, Cincinnati at Cleveland – There are signs that Cincinnati's offense has come around. The Bengals rushed out to a 21 to 7 lead over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau in Week 2. Joe Mixon rushed 18 times for 62 yards. He also caught all 3 of his targets for 39 yards. He should add a TD this Sunday versus a terrible Cleveland Browns' squad.
DST Buffalo Bills, $2,300, Buffalo at Atlanta – The Bills' defense's salary in NFL Week 3 was $2,600. All Buffalo did was pick off Denver QB Trevor Siemian 2 times. Buffalo's D might be more effective versus Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in NFL Week 4. Coach Sean McDermott knows how to defend against Ryan and Atlanta's offense.