Alvin Kamara is one of the top DFS pickups for Week 4 of the NFL Season.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick could be a sleeper pick in Week 4 and only costs $7,100 on DFS sites.
  • Alvin Kamara is one of the hottest players to draft and costs $8,800.
  • DK Metcalf is becoming more valuable every week and costs $6,900 in Week 4.

MIAMI —With Week 4 of the NFL season on the horizon, it is time for fantasy football owners and general managers to start setting their daily fantasy football lineups for the week.

With a lot of great matchups this week, it would be wise for owners to pick up players that offer great value at not only their price but also depending on this week’s opponent.

This lineup is just a suggested lineup and fantasy owners should tweak it to their liking.

QB – Ryan Fitzpatrick, $7,100
RB – Alvin Kamara, $8,800
RB – Kenyan Drake, $7,000
WR – DK Metcalf, $6,900
WR – DeVante Parker, $6,500
WR – Marquise Brown, $6,300
TE – T.J. Hockenson, $5,400
FLEX – Cooper Kupp, $7,200
Defense – Los Angeles Rams

Quarterback

Starting at the quarterback position, some might look at Ryan Fitzpatrick and quickly look away, but he has a more than favorable matchup this week against an awful Seattle Seahawks defense that ranks 31 on legal betting sites against opposing quarterbacks.

To further illustrate that point, they have allowed for over 1,200 passing yards through three weeks of the season. That alone should take the edge off of fantasy owners looking at Fitz as he is set up for a big performance this week.

Running Backs

The first running back spot is taken by the one and only, Alvin Kamara. Kamara has been an absolute beast through the first three weeks of the season as he has put up two or more touchdowns in each game and also gets the job done both on the receiving and rushing end no matter who the opponent is.

This week, however, the stars are aligning for him to have one of his best games thus far as he is facing a Detroit Lions defense that ranks 26 on daily fantasy sites against opposing running backs.

Just to give an idea of how much this Lions defense struggles, they allowed for Aaron Jones to go off for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2. Kamara could have a similar performance given he has a greater skillset than Jones.

The second running back slot is filled by Kenyan Drake who also has a more than favorable matchup this week against the Carolina Panthers who rank 31 against the run.

Drake has gotten off to a solid start to his season, but this could be the game he is looking for to really get things rolling as the Panthers defense has allowed for already six total rushing touchdown this season including two to Leonard Fournette and three to Josh Jacobs.

Drake should be picked up here as he has the potential to have one or touchdowns this week.

Wide Receivers

The first receiver spot is taken by DK Metcalf who has been incredible through the first three weeks of the season having gone for 90+ yards and a touchdown reception in each game.

That being said, he has a great matchup in Week 4 against a Miami Dolphins defense that ranks 20 against opposing receivers. They have allowed for 155 yards in Week 1, 415 yards in Week 2, and 275 yards in Week 3. Metcalf is projected by many to have another great performance in Week 4.

The second wideout spot is taken by Metcalf’s opponent this week, DeVante Parker, who could have his best game yet against this Seahawks defense that, as mentioned before, is awful and ranked dead last against opposing wide receivers.

Parker is the top receiver in Miami and there is no better matchup for him to prove that he is the top dog. He will easily burn the Seahawks defenders as they have allowed for the most receiving yards thus far in the season.

The final receiver slot is taken by Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Brown is the WR1 on one of the most explosive offenses in the leagues in the Baltimore Ravens.

He also has a solid matchup in Week 4 against the Washington Football Team that allowed for 270 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, 286 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 2, and 156 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 3.

Brown could be in line for some early targets against this defense being that he was held in check in Week 3. All in all, he offers great value this week at his asking price.

Tight End

The tight end slot is filled by T.J. Hockenson of the Detroit Lions who has a nice defensive matchup this week against the New Orleans Saints who rank last in coverage against opposing tight ends.

Hockenson is one of the top receiving options on this Lions offense as he has gained five targets in Week 1, four in Week 2, and seven in Week 3. The Saints have allowed for at least one touchdown at the tight end position every week which also includes a 105-yard game from Raiders tight end, Darren Waller in Week 2.

With those numbers in mind, Hockenson could find the endzone in Week 4 and have solid receiving yards as well.

FLEX

Cooper Kupp fills the Flex slot as he is the top receiving option for the Los Angeles Rams and has not disappointed as he is coming off of a 10 target, 107-yard and one touchdown performance in Week 3.

Not to mention in Week 4 he is facing a depleted New York Giants team that is yet to win a game.

Just to give an idea of how badly this Giants defense is struggling against opposing receivers, they allowed the San Fransisco 49ers backup quarterback, Nick Mullens to put up 343 passing yards and a touchdown in Week 3. That alone should let fantasy owners know that Kupp is in line for a big game.

Defense

Sticking with the Los Angeles Rams, their defense should also be picked up this week as the New York Giants offense basically a practice squad.

Since the loss of Saquon Barkley, they have not been able to find any answers on the offense at all.

To make things worse, Daniel Jones has been awful thus far having thrown four interceptions and has already been sacked nine times this season and is expected to add more interception and sacks to the list as he is facing Jalen Ramsey in the backfield and Aaron Donald on the defensive line.

News tags: | | | | | | | | | | |