Projected under-owned players on FanDuel who are worth rostering for Week 4
Ben Roethlisberger vs. Kansas City Chiefs ($8,400) – Ben Roethlisberger is my favorite tournament play for Week 4. A lot of daily players are going to look away from Roethlisberger because of his last two games, and also because of how amazing the Kansas City defense looked at Arrowhead last weekend. However, this game just smells like a bounce-back game from Roethlisberger. Roethlisberger’s home and away splits are also very eye opening. Since the beginning of the 2013 NFL season, Roethlisberger has easily averaged more than 300 passing yards at home. Look for that trend to continue this Sunday night when Pittsburgh is going to absolute ball out during prime time. Do not be turned off by the fact Kansas City played amazing defense last week as well. I always say to people that the difference from playing at home in the NFL and playing away in the NFL are as drastic as night and day. Look for Roethlisberger to throw for at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Alex Smith at Pittsburgh Steelers($6,900) – We are going back to the prime time game at Heinz field. I believe Alex Smith will have a very good statistical game on Sunday Night because he will be forced to throw the ball a lot. I’m predicting Pittsburgh to come out guns blazing at take a double-digit lead into halftime. This will in turn have to make Alex Smith throw the ball a whole lot once the second half comes around. We all saw just how shaky Pittsburgh can look in pass coverage last week, and I expect that trend to continue come Sunday night. Alex Smith will probably make you sweat for fantasy points once the game starts, however, by the time the game is set and done don’t be surprised if Alex Smith has himself an abundance of garbage time yards and touchdowns.
Charles Sims vs. Denver Broncos($6,500) – Yes, I understand the Denver defense is an amazing unit. However, this Denver team has not looked good at stopping the run over the first three weeks of the season. Jeremy Hill just last week scored a pair of rushing touchdowns against this Denver unit. Enter Charles Sims. Sims is going to be the bell cow running back once again for this offense with Doug Martin injured. Sims can easily put up 100 total yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. Sims is going to be as contrarian as they come because Spencer Ware, Jordan Howard and Frank Gore are actually cheaper than he is this week. I’m not saying to add Charles Sims on all of your guaranteed prize pool lineups. However, you should at least put him in a couple of your lineups, and hope that recent statistical trends continue to show for this Week 4 matchup.
Carlos Hyde vs. Dallas Cowboys ($6,800) – Carlos Hyde might be the only running back in daily history who plays extremely well against an elite defense the week prior, and then goes under-owned. Reasons for him going under-owned are because Mark Ingram is the same salary as he is, and also because Melvin Gordon is only $800 more expensive than he is on FanDuel. I believe San Francisco is going to play well against Dallas this weekend, and will not be surprised whatsoever if they win the game outright. The Dallas defensive unit is still as shaky as any unit in the league. The only reason why it hasn’t shown in the statistical category yet is because the offense has been keeping its defense off the field. That should change this week because even if the Dallas offense plays well, the San Francisco offense plays at such a fast pace that it will still have opportunities to get fantasy points. Look for Carlos Hyde to get more than 20 total touches, more than 110 total yards and at the very least a touchdown.