Daily Fantasy Football Picks for NFL Week 4 (2020)
Last week was a lot of fun in daily fantasy football. I profited for the third week in a row, and if you used some of my NFL DFS picks, chances are you were in the green, too.
Russell Wilson was my top quarterback play of the week, and he completely smashed with 39 fantasy points. I suggested pairing him with one of his receivers (DK Metcalf and/or Tyler Lockett), and both had terrific games.
Tyler Higbee was my only real miss in last week’s daily fantasy football picks. The Buccaneers defense was a strong play, Miles Sanders was too chalky to matter, and Amari Cooper was rock solid.
The goal is to crush with all of my NFL DFS picks for week 4. Join me as I break down my favorite plays at each position this week.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Texans ($6.6k)
Give me all of the Texans this week. True, the Minnesota Vikings should be desperate to win following a shocking 0-3 start, but Houston is at home and is literally in the same boat.
The top sports betting websites peg this game as a high-scoring affair, with the game total set at a blistering 54.5. I tend to agree with that sentiment, as Minnesota’s secondary has gotten torched all year, and both teams have explosive ability on offense.
Minnesota’s defense is insanely targetable right now. They rank 30th in passing yards allowed, and have given up 28+ points in every single game.
Watson has not really blown up yet, but he’s flashed with 21, 15, and 18 fantasy point outings. With a dream matchup in a must-win game, the guy is projected to be straight fire.
I won’t list him here for the sake of stretching things out a bit, but pairing Watson with Will Fuller is a pretty good idea this week. Running things back with Adam Thielen is something I will be doing, as well.
Kenyan Drake, RB, Cardinals ($6k)
Alvin Kamara is the obvious play at running back this week. The problem is he’s $8k and he may end up being chalky. With Michael Thomas due back, it’s possible we can get away with fading him.
I’ll surely still have some exposure to him, but you don’t really need me to tell you to roster him. That may be the case for Drake, though.
A fantasy darling down the stretch last year, Drake has taken a major back seat to Arizona’s passing game in 2020. Even so, he’s still been a true feature back, touching the ball 18+ times every single game this year.
To this point, he hasn’t been able to take advantage of that role, but I think that changes in week four. This week he gets the Carolina Panthers, who just got murdered by Austin Ekeler (11 catches!) out of the backfield.
Drake isn’t utilized quite that much as a receiver, but the Panthers also aren’t stopping the run this year. Carolina has given up the 7th most rushing yards to running backs, while no defense has coughed up more rushing scores.
Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins remain popular – and for good reason – but this feels like a Drake week.
Week 1: Josh Jacobs goes off against Carolina— JJ Zachariason (@LateRoundQB) September 28, 2020
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Week 2: Leonard Fournette goes off against Carolina
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Week 3: Austin Ekeler goes off against Carolina
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Kenyan Drake laps in Week 4 are coming.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns ($5.8k)
Maybe I’m painfully wrong here, but this really is shaping up as another great week to avoid the really expensive studs in daily fantasy football.
That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pay up for Michael Thomas or DeAndre Hopkins, but with so many explosive options, it’s arguable they’re not totally necessary. It’s also possible they aren’t in the optimal lineup.
Beckham just offers too much value. We know he still has home run hitting ability, and in a saliva-inducing matchup with a terrible Cowboys defense, I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t break some big plays.
The best part? Beckham is priced like a middling play, at best. In a shootout that offers a fun 55 game total at BetOnline and other sportsbooks, though, I’ll take my chances.
Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens ($6k)
This is a get-right spot for Andrews and all of the Ravens. After two dominant weeks, Baltimore got completely stifled at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.
That included Andrews, who dropped a touchdown, and simply couldn’t get it going at any point. I expect him to bounce back in a big way in week four, though.
Not only is Andrews simply better than what he’s shown over the last two weeks, but he also faces a beatable Washington defense that ranks 27th against fantasy tight ends.
Los Angeles Rams Defense ($3.9k)
Ideally, we can find a cheaper defense among our week four NFL DFS sleepers to confide in, but last week the stud defenses really paid off.
If you can’t find a defense you think you can trust, the Rams will do. They won’t come cheap, but they should be able to slap around a pathetic Giants offense.
Even if New York finds a way to burn the Rams for some scores, it’s hard to believe the turnover-prone Daniel Jones escapes this game without some blunders.
Los Angeles has the ability to rack up sacks, force turnovers, and potentially completely shut the Giants down. They’re my favorite defense on the board this week, and are undeniably one of the best week four NFL DFS picks.
I could come out and point out the top daily fantasy football picks that everyone else will be talking about. Yes, Russell Wilson, Alvin Kamara, DeAndre Hopkins, and Travis Kelce are amazing plays.
That’s always been the case, and after what we’ve seen through three weeks this year, they’re locked in as such.
You need to build an entire team in daily fantasy football, though.
Paying a premium price for every top player just isn’t possible. I encourage you to fit those guys that make sense (or that you really want), but you’ll also need to save some cash, and using some intermediate picks that can pan out is also going to be necessary.
Hopefully my week four NFL DFS picks serve you well. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck in your daily fantasy football contests this week!