The weeks where fantasy football gets a bit more tricky are upon us. Bye weeks officially begin in Week 4, and the teams on bye this week are the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles. DraftKings is running their $1.25 Million “Play Action” contest where a $3 entry could end up winning you a cool $50k.
We are breaking down the top fantasy football plays on DraftKings at each position and are rolling right into the wide receivers here. So let’s get into the high-priced, mid-priced and low-priced top plays for Week 4.
*Just to note, we will not be including Thursday night players in this write-up.
Top DraftKings high-priced plays ($7,000-plus)
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers ($9,700)
While Brown is facing one of the best young corners in the NFL in Marcus Peters, that’ll only help lower his ownership percentage. Brown and the Steelers are playing in prime time while coming off a loss, both of which should help to bring out the best in Pittsburgh’s No. 1 wide receiver.
Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions ($7,300)
Not only has Jones gotten better in each of the first three games this season, but he’s coming off a performance in which he totaled 205 yards and two touchdowns. Now, he draws the Chicago Bears depleted defense. Jones and Matthew Stafford have built an immediate rapport, and we shouldn’t expect them to slow down in Week 4 of the season.
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers ($7,100)
Cam Newton has already vowed to keep Benjamin involved in Week 4 after he went catch-less last weekend. Now, it’s time for him to go to work against the poor Atlanta Falcons pass defense. While it’s hard to love Benjamin’s matchup against Desmond Trufant, the fact that Newton has already made it widely known that he wants to make getting his top wide receiver the ball a priority is something we won’t fade.
Top DraftKings mid-priced plays ($5,000-$7,000)
Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos ($6,400)
One thing we learned last week is that Trevor Siemian apparently really likes Emmanuel Sanders. In Week 3, Sanders totaled nine receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and we expect him to have yet another big performance against the mediocre (at best) Tampa Bay secondary.
Travis Benjamin, San Diego Chargers ($5,900)
I don’t need to reel off a bunch of statistics to show you how poor the New Orleans pass defense is. They’re also without their top cornerback in Delvin Breaux, which makes Benjamin an excellent play this week. Top off the fact that he let fantasy owners down a bit last week, and his ownage percentage may not be as high as you might expect. Benjamin’s an elite play this week.
Will Fuller, Houston Texans ($5,300)
After two 100-plus yard games to start the season, Fuller (and the Houston offense as a whole) took a step back. He totaled just three receptions for 31 yards, good for 6.1 fantasy points. This week, he has a fairly tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans, but I believe he’ll be off the radar of many fantasy players. Therefore, the low ownership and high upside pairing makes him a strong play, especially at just $5,300.
Top DraftKings low-priced plays (Under $5,000)
Tyrell Williams, San Diego Chargers (4,400)
See Benjamin, Travis.
Terrelle Pryor Sr., Cleveland Browns ($4,300)
I have no idea what role Pryor is going to play in this offense this weekend, which is sort of scary. One thing I do know, though, is that they’re going to do all they can get to get the ball into their hands. Washington’s pass defense has been pretty bad, as they’ve allowed 301.7 yards per game through the air this season. Josh Norman isn’t shadowing Pryor either, so we’ll happily roster him at just $4,300.
Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys ($3,900)
Dez Bryant is out this week, but it wouldn’t have mattered either way. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott absolutely loves Beasley. He targets him a ton, and Beasley is super consistent as well. To top it all off, Beasley has come incredibly close to a touchdown in all three of the Cowboys first three games. I think he finds the end zone in this game as well, and has his best performance yet.