Daily Fantasy Football Sleeper Picks for NFL Week 4 (2021)
Another week of daily fantasy football action is upon us. Week four of the 2021 NFL season officially begins on Thursday, but I’ll be focusing once again on the Sunday main slate.
My NFL DFS sleepers weren’t very useful last week, so hopefully, I can nudge things in a better direction.
Feel free to check out my top NFL DFS picks for week four if you need some more stable options. Value is key to building winning daily fantasy football lineups, though, so let’s see which sleeper picks stand out this week.
Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons ($5.4k)
Jacoby Brissett ($5.1k) also calls to me, but Matt Ryan feels like one of the best NFL DFS sleepers for week four.
He’s been bad, but he still has talent around him, and Atlanta doesn’t run the ball particularly well. Ryan also gets a Washington defense that has been really bad against fantasy passers through three games.
- Most points allowed to QBs
- 5th most yards allowed to QBs
- 11th most TDs allowed to QBs
It hasn’t been good.
Neither has Ryan, but hey, this is perhaps the best spot he’s seen all year. His price has come crashing down, too. If he’s ever going to get it going – and if you’re ever going to profit from it – week four is the week to pull the trigger.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs ($5.4k)
CEH finally looked like a legit fantasy asset last week, popping off for 100 rushing yards and a score.
That came out to 20.9 fantasy points at DraftKings, which is pretty good considering he cost just $4.8k last week.
His price hasn’t jumped enough going into week four. KC is in desperation mode after an 0-2 start, too, while the Eagles have weirdly been less than good against the run.
This is what Ezekiel Elliott did against them on Monday Night Football.
- 17 rushing attempts
- 95 rushing yards
- 5.6 YPC
- 2 TDs
- 3 catches
- 21 receiving yards
- 26.6 fantasy points
In a must-win spot, I love CEH to return solid value while helping you save some cash – if not completely go off here.
Will Fuller, WR, Dolphins ($4.8k)
Welcome to Will Fuller week. I doubt he’ll exactly be chalky (or maybe he will be), but that won’t sway me, one way or the other.
Both he and teammate Jaylen Waddle will be in play as they face formerly sound Colts defense that can’t do anything right in 2021.
Here’s how Indy has fared against some stud fantasy wide receivers through three weeks.
- Week 1: 29 fantasy points to Tyler Lockett
- Week 2: 39 fantasy points to Cooper Kupp
Fuller was ho-hum in his Dolphins debut, but he still racked up three catches on six targets.
I fully expect him to be much more involved in his second game, and it only helps that he’s still at a nice price and in a good matchup.
Noah Fant, TE, Broncos ($4.3k)
Tight end is probably just all about sliding Travis Kelce into your NFL DFS lineups this week. If you want to spend up elsewhere and save some cash, however, I do have eyes for Fant.
Fant has a solid role with Denver, who could be forced to take it to the air more than usual this week.
Part of that has to deal with facing both Travis Kelce and Darren Waller, but I’m willing to roll the dice on Fant at this price tag.
Detroit Lions Defense ($2.2k)
What is the world coming to? Am I actually vouching for the Lions as the top sleeper defense of the week?
It’s possibly sad, but it’s also the truth.
Chicago is a mess right now, so I am just betting on the Lions being slightly less messy. The Bears endured a brutal Justin Fields debut last week, and now they haven’t a clue what to do under center.
Detroit, meanwhile, did hold the Ravens to 14 points before Justin Tucker hit the luckiest field goal of all time.
I’m not saying the Lions are good, but they’re cheap, and the Bears are bad. I’ll take this shot all day in GPPs this week.
Daily Fantasy Football Advice for Week 4
The advice for week four remains the same at a base level. Check out the week four NFL betting odds to establish blowout risk and positive game environments, and then start figuring out your core plays.
Pricing is a bit tougher this week than it’s been to start the season.
Like DFS, could you use some help in your season-long leagues? Be sure to check out the top players to pick up off your league’s waiver wire in the post below.