Week 4 NFL DFS Smaller Field Tournament Plays
This post will focus on small and medium field tournament sizes ranging between 100-5,000 entries. The focus will be on some plays that might be overlooked, or could explode to win you the tournament. We are judging these players based on Draftkings scoring and pricing, but many could be viable options on other sites as well.
-I’m jamming in Allen, Prescott, and Mahomes among higher owned guys. I will be completely fading Justin Fields again, who despite a terrible game last week is expected to carry a lot of ownership again.
-Murray is the most complete dual threat QB in the league as he can win both through the air and on the ground. One downside with Murray is it’s hard to find someone to stack with him. I will probably play him solo, and use that to make my line-up even more unique.
-Wilson let a lot of people down last week, but is in another strong spot. The 49ers pass defense has been very porous this season, I think the Seahawks come up big in a must win game, behind Wilson’s arm.
-Cousins is one of the top scoring fantasy QBs and has been consistent every week. Despite that he’s expected to carry almost no ownership in this game. I think this is a great leverage spot and Minnesota could put up another strong offensive performance.
-Darnold has looked good this year, but hasn’t had to really push it this season yet. That should change versus a high powered Cowboys offense. Dallas also plays up in tempo, which could lead to more passing in this game.
-I love some of the chalk backs in Henry, Najee and Swift. Those three will see a lot of ownership in my line-ups, but I don’t want to go overboard.
-Henderson looks to be healthy, and should go back into the lead role on one of the most high powered offenses in the league. The Cardinals run defense has struggled these past two weeks, meaning Henderson could find a lot of room to run.
-Edmonds clearly has the majority share of this backfield in carries and targets, but will struggle to find the end zone. On DK though, Edmonds can still be viable and could see a bump of targets this week. The Cardinals haven’t really played from behind this year, which has actually limited Edmonds upside. This game the Cards should at least be in neutral, if not from behind. I can see Edmonds getting 100+ all purpose yards and 6-10 catches.
-Assuming Cook is fully healthy, I think he’s an interesting pivot off Henry in small field tournaments. He won’t carry a lot of ownership and if his usage is normal that is a mistake. Cleveland is a tough defense, but the Vikings offense can put up points.
-Taylor’s passing work has been non-existent these past two weeks, but I just think Taylor has a bounce back this week. The Dolphins run defense has been awful this season, and I like the Colts to win this game. Look for Taylor to be heavily involved, and get 100+ yards and 1-2 Touchdowns.
–Melvin Gordon is banged up, and the Ravens defense has struggled this season. I see Williams being a nice cheap/low owned guy who will have a decent floor. If Gordon is more limited, Williams could find a ceiling game as well.
-Plenty of great receivers to play at high ownership, including the the Cowboys receivers, D.J. Moore and Cooper Kupp. I also like Beckham to have a big game, and love Davante Adams in this match-up versus Pittsburgh.
-Anderson has disappointed this year, but he’s a big play receiver who should see more work this week in a high pace game. I also like the fact that number 2 receivers have done well versus Dallas this year.
-Metcalf is coming off a huge week, and Tyler Lockett appears to be banged up. If Lockett doesn’t play, Metcalf should see a big target boost. For some reason his ownership looks to be really low this week. I see another blow-up spot for him, and don’t see anyone in the 49ers secondary able to cover him.
-The Browns have a solid defense, but their secondary isn’t their strength. Speed receivers like Tyreek Hill and Brandin Cooks put up big games against them. I see Jefferson giving Cleveland a lot of problems, and having another big game.
-Brown dropped multiple TDs last week and burnt a lot of players. He’s still the Ravens top WR option and Baltimore might need to throw more versus a strong Broncos team. There was some concern that the Ravens 1st round rookie Bateman would be activated for this game, but it appears he need another week before he’s ready. Look for Brown to bounce back in a strong way this game.
-McLaurin faced a tough match-up last week, but now faces a Falcons defense who have struggled all year. I love McLaurin to put up big numbers, as Washington could be in a mini-shoot out game this week versus Atlanta.
-Similar as above, I think this game could go over, and I want a pair of Alpha receivers who have more or less disappointed this season. Ridley is a star talent, and the targets are still there, it’s just his ADOT has been low. That could change vs a Washington Defense that has been torn apart through the air.
-There is no doubt that Travis Kelce is my favorite TE play this week, but if you want some ownership leverage and to save some money there are options. That being said, in small fields, it’s tough to get away from Kelce.
-The easiest way to get away from Kelce is to play Hockenson. The first two weeks of the year Hockenson was playing as well as Kelce, and it appears like no one will be playing him this week. His usage plummeted last week, but he’s still the top receiving weapon on this team. The Lions should get his targets back in the 7-10 range, which could allow him to pay off in a big way.
-Washington’s offense looked bad last week versus the Bills, but they have a far easier match-up this week against the Falcons. Thomas is still seeing excellent usage both in routes run and percentage of targets. He’s also their top Redzone option in the passing game.
-Pitts has not had the breakout game everyone has been waiting for, which has kept his price reasonable and his ownership low. The Falcons are playing a Washington secondary that has been torched every week. Hopefully Pitts will see a few more targets this week, but he’s out there running routes and is extremely talented. He’s a player who has 15-20 DK point potential.
-The Bills passing attack looked great last week, and has a really easy match-up versus the Texans on Sunday. Knox looks like he’s clearly taken over the TE1 role, and is a definite Redzone factor. He doesn’t likely have slate breaking upside, but he allows you to get a piece of one of the top offenses at a cheap price.
-Higbee had another good game last week versus the Bucs, and looks to be the 3rd target in this passing offense. The Rams-Cards game this week should be up-tempo and could lead to more plays than normal. I like Higbee to have another good game this week.