Big performances flooded the scoreboards in Week 3. The bye weeks have begun as we have reached October football. Before you set your lineups on DraftKings, take a look at some of the preferred plays at each position this weekend!
DraftKings hosting a $1.5 Million Dollar Tournament this week. Here are some of the contest details:
- $1.5 Million prize pool
- $100,000 first place prize
- FREE for new players
- Starts Sunday at 1 p.m. (does not include early London game)
The Thursday night game is not included either so you have until Sunday at 1 p.m. to set your lineup. You can also make individual game time changes for players in the later games.
Let’s take a quick look at my Week 3 lineup. There were too many big performances by cheap players in Week 3 that had 300-plus point lineups. Marshawn Lynch was a clear injury risk before the game, but I had only entered one contest this week so I rolled the dice.
I’m going with one of these cheap plays in Week 4. Tyrod Taylor ($5,800) or Derek Carr ($5,300) are my main two choices. I would expect people to load up on some of the key Oakland playmakers against Chicago. I also think Philip Rivers ($6,100) may be a sleeper this week at home against Cleveland. You can pair him with Keenan Allen or Stevie Johnson at wide receiver. Check the status of Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden, who injured his ribs Sunday.
Frank Gore – $4,700 – Gore looked better in Week 3 and now he gets to face Jacksonville at home. He is the clear leader of the backfield in Indianapolis, and despite early-season struggles, his opportunity cost is tough to pass up.
Karlos Williams – $3,400 – If LeSean McCoy sits, Williams becomes a must start. His ownership level will probably hover around 50 percent if that is the case, which does offer an opportunity to fade him. I would definitely lock him in my lineups in all cash games. If McCoy suits up, all bets are off with Williams.
Lance Dunbar – $3,600 – I always like to use one cheap play at running back that does not need many points to meet value. This allows you to bolster your wide receiver corps, which tends to be the position to make or break your lineup in these tournaments. Dunbar is cheap and offers the ability to catch passes out of the backfield. I like the role he plays in a primetime dome game.
Additional notes: Latavius Murray ($6,300) will be a popular pick and I cannot offer many reasons to pick against players going against Chicago, but I would use caution when loading up on too many Oakland Raiders this weekend.
Green Bay – Randall Cobb ($7,400), James Jones ($5,300), Ty Montgomery ($3,000) – Cobb’s price is still too low for his production. James Jones and Montgomery will benefit from the Davante Adams injury. Montgomery is a flier if you need to save money, but Jones is a weekly touchdown threat and offers plenty of value at $5,300.
Indianapolis – T.Y. Hilton ($6,700), Donte Moncrief ($5,000) – I am waiting for the multiple touchdown performance from Hilton, and this week in the dome is as good of a chance as he will get. The price tag is very affordable, but if you cannot fit him into your lineup, plug-in Moncrief.
I would include one player from Green Bay and one from Indianapolis in my wide receiver/flex mix this weekend. If you can fit them all in your lineup, pair DeAndre Hopkins with Julio Jones in a game that could be a sneaky back-and-forth affair with two of the top wide receivers in the league.
I would not spend money on a tight end over $3,500 this week. There are plenty of options under that threshold that are capable of reaching value. Charles Clay, Kyle Rudolph, Coby Fleener (if Dwayne Allen is out), or Ladarius Green (if he returns) are all salary savers. Clay is my choice from that group. If you insist on spending more on a tight end, Jordan Reed ($4,500) is your best bet for consistency. If Jay Cutler returns, Martellus Bennett ($4,500) would be a good option as well.
Arizona ($3,400) or Philadelphia ($2,700)
Survivor Pick of the Week: Arizona
Survivor Team to Avoid: Buffalo