DFS - Fantasy Football - NFL FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 9/30/18
NFL - Main Slate (1:00 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 9/30/18
DFS – Fantasy Football - NFL FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – Week 4 – 9/29/18
Football season is back and let’s take a look at Sunday’s “Main” slate that features 13 games and starts at 1:00 pm (EST)!
QB – Deshaun Watson (HOU) – Deshaun Watson is one of the best duel-threat QB’s in the NFL and although it’s been a tough start for the Houston Texans this season, I think Watson and the Texans are in a great spot against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Watson had a rough game against the Patriots to open up the season however, has put up some solid stat lines over the past two weeks as he has combined for 695 passing yards & 4 TD’s while adding 90 yards on the ground. The Colts rank 15th in total defense however, I’m not buying into the Colts defense as of yet and as I love the fact that Watson has two outstanding receivers in both DeAndre Hopkins & Will Fuller V who can break off big plays anytime they touch the ball, I think Watson has a big day on Sunday.
RB – Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) – Elliott has been a workhorse for the Dallas Cowboys over their first two games and as I just don’t see that changing, especially with the struggles with Cowboys passing game, I’m a big fan of Elliott this Sunday in his match-up against the Detroit Tigers. Elliott has 274 yards & 2 TD’s on the ground this season and although he hasn’t broken off for many big runs, he has been effective as he is averaging 5.7 yards per carry. The match-up for Elliott couldn’t get any better as Detroit has really struggled in stopping the run this season and rank dead last in the NFL rush defense as they are allowing 149.3 rushing yards per game. The Cowboys need a win here to ensure they don’t fall to 1-3 early in the season and as I expect Elliott to be heavily involved in both the rushing & passing game, I think he is worth the high price this Sunday.
RB – Alvin Kamara (NO) – I’m going to continue to pay up at the RB position and pay for the Saints Alvin Kamara in his match-up against the New York Giants. Kamara is one of the most explosive RB’s in the NFL and although he has just 141 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on the ground, he has been an absolute monster in the passing game as he has 30 receptions on the season for 289 yards and a TD. Kamara has been targeted an insane 29 times over the past two weeks and as Mark Ingram will still be out of action due to his suspension, I’m ensuring that I have Kamara in my lineup.
WR – Will Fuller V (HOU) – As I’m going with DeShaun Watson at QB, I’m wanted to get one of their two weapons at the WR position and will be going with Will Fuller V. Fuller V has some of the best breakaway speed in the game and has shown how he can go for a long TD on any play. Fuller seems fully recovered from his hamstring injury and over his last two games, he has 13 receptions (20 targets) for 214 yards and 2 TD’s. Fuller V always has the advantage that he will be covered by the weaker CB from the opposing team with DeAndre Hopkins on the other side of him and as I expect a big game from Watson, I think Fuller will be a big part of the Texans offense on Sunday.
WR – Tyler Boyd (CIN) – Cincinnati has probably the best match-up on Sunday against the short-handed Atlanta Falcons defense and I’m going to grab value with Cincinnati’s Tyler Boyd who is coming off a career game in which he had 132 yards and a TD on 7 receptions. Boyd has 15 receptions on the season for 249 yards and 2 TD’s and has been targeted an encouraging 16 times over the past two weeks. Atlanta ranks 25th in passing defense this season as they are allowing 276.0 passing yards per game and as I think Dalton has much more trust in Boyd in this 3rd season, I think he has another strong performance in what should be a high scoring game agianst Atlanta.
WR – Calvin Ridley (ATL) – We’re going to stay in the CIN/ATL game and roster the rookie Calvin Ridley who has shown his incredible big play ability early in his NFL career after pulling 8 receptions for 146 yards and 3 TD’s last week against the New Orleans Saints. Ridley has seen 13 targets over the past two weeks and has a good match-up agianst a Bengals as their pass defense currently ranks just 23rd in the NFL allowing 270.3 yards/game. Cincinnati will obviously have their main focus on stopping Julio Jones which should open up some opportunities for Ridley and as this game has the makings for an offensive shootout, I want to ensure I have one Falcons WR on the team.
TE – Tyler Elfert (CIN) – Elfert is finally healthy and although he hasn’t found the End Zone as of yet, he does have a respectable 11 receptions for 141 yards on the season. Elfert just has too much talent at this price and we have been encouraged that he will continue to produce after having 6 receptions last week (8 targets) for 74 yards. Elfert had 18 TD’s in 21 games between his 2015/16 season (missed the majority of last season due to injury) and as the match-up couldn’t get better with the Falcons, Elfert won’t have to do much to hit value.
FLEX – Giovani Bernard (CIN) – If you haven’t figured it out, we’re targeting the Atlanta defense this week and as Joe Mixon is still unavailable for the Bengals, Giovani Bernard is a great value option. Bernard was solid last week being the lead back as he has 61 yards & TD on the ground while also grabbing five receptions for 25 yards. Bernard does have big-play ability and the Falcons have actually struggled more against the run this year than the pass, as they rank 28th in the NFL allowing 125.7 rushing yds/game. Bernard has great hands out of the backfield and as he should be heavily involved in the passing game. I think he can get us a 20-point performance.
DEF – Seattle Seahawks – I didn’t have enough salary to pay up for Jacksonville, however, I don’t mind going with Seattle in their match-up against an Arizona Cardinals team who come into this game averaging just 6.7 ppg. Outside of David Johnson, the Cardinals just don’t have a lot of weapons on the offense end and I don’t think it’s going to get much better even with Josh Rosen making his first NFL start. Seattle has done a nice job forcing turnovers as they rank 2nd in the NFL with 8 turnovers and as they now have Earl Thomas back, I think the Seahawks defense will have no trouble containing the Arizona offense even if they are on the road.
Please check back Sunday as we’ll make any necessary adjustments due to “confirmed lineups”.