Los Angeles Chargers
QB | Philip Rivers with RB | Austin Ekeler & WR | Keenan Allen
It’s hard not to love these three in their ideal matchup with the Dolphins this Sunday. Philip Rivers, Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen are all off to wonderful starts in 2019 (especially Ekeler and Allen). The only thing I’m nervous about here is that any one of them could be benched at some point if the game turns into a blowout early on, which many are expecting – keep that in mind. Now, what’s hard to deny is that even if that does happen, all three of these guys could still wind up putting up top-notch fantasy points when it’s all said and done. After all, Miami has given up not only the most passing yards and passing TDs this year, they’ve given up the most rushing yards and rushing TDs too. In addition to that, Allen is tops in the league in receiving yards, Rivers is third in the NFL in passing yards, and Ekeler is fourth overall in total yards. These combinations should lead to big things for the Chargers this week, and are bound to make this Bolts trifecta a very intriguing play in both tourneys and cash games.
QB | Russell Wilson with WR | Tyler Lockett &
TE | Will DisslyRussell Wilson is really making the Seahawks look smart by giving him a monster contract during the offseason. He now has an outstanding 119.6 passer rating, 73.0 QBR, 71.4 completion percentage, 901 passing yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions this season. Wilson is also coming off of a huge game against New Orleans on Sunday where he threw for 406 yards, ran for 51 yards and had four total touchdowns (rushing + passing). Wilson & Co. have a cake matchup with the Cardinals this Sunday that just allowed Carolina’s fill-in QB, Kyle Allen, to throw for 261 yards and four TDs against them in only his second career start. Arizona’s secondary was not a force to be reckoned with last year, by any stretch, and they’re certainly not one to be feared this season either. In 2019, the Cardinals defense is the second worst in the NFL in passing yards against, and are they’re tied for second worst in the league in passing TDs against after losing starting CB Robert Alford to a broken leg and missing All-Pro CB Patrick Peterson to suspension. Wilson should easily be able to spread the ball around to his two favorite targets, Tyler Lockett and Will Dissly, in Week 4 since both now have a combined 38 targets thrown their way in the past two weeks of action. Lockett has now registered 21 receptions and 233 receiving yards combined in that time (two TDs on the year), and Dissly has hauled in an average of 5.5 passes, 56 receiving yards and 1.5 TD receptions during that same stretch. This threesome is a fantastic GPP option that can also be used in cash games without any hesitation.
Note: Don’t rule out Seattle’s RB, Chris Carson, in this stack either since he comes in at a reasonable price (especially on DraftKings). With thats said, he’s fumbled four times in his last three games and was benched in the fourth quarter because of that last week against the Saints, it’s hard to start him with any positive feeling right now despite his head coach, Pete Carroll, giving him a vote of confidence earlier this week.
New York Giants
QB | Daniel Jones with TE | Evan Engram / WR | Sterling Shepard & RB | Wayne GallmanDaniel Jones is really starting to prove his doubters wrong after his stellar performance against the Buccaneers last week. Jones aired it out for 336 yards, threw two touchdowns, ran for 28 yards and also ended up with two rushing TDs. He faces a Redskins defense next that’s one of the worst in the league at giving up passing TDs, and they’re not even middle of the pack in the NFL in passing yards against. This matchup should be making tight end, Evan Engram, drool at the mouth since he now has an average of 11 targets, 114.5 receiving yards and one touchdown in two out of his last three games. Running back, Wayne Gallman, who’s now filling in for injured starter, Saquon Barkley (ankle), looks to be in line for a big game himself since Washington is also one of the top five worst defenses in the league in rushing TDs against and are average, at best, in rushing yards against. Gallman will also save DFS players a ton of money in Week 4 while Jones is still priced quite nicely. As for Engram, he will be a top priced tight end but he won’t break your pocket. Shepard saw a bump in target market share last week, and will have a soft matchup likely avoiding Josh Norman while operating out of the slot. This four-pack of Giants players comes in as quality GPP stack, and a will be a popular cash/tournament play as well in DFS for Week 4.
Note: The Redskins rank dead last in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this year and because of that, I have to emphasize the following players. Wide receiver, Sterling Shepard, is a moderately safe play with the G-Men stack after coming off of a nine-catch, 100-yard, one TD performance last week versus Tampa Bay. He’s someone to consider using but he’s no longer a bottom of the barrel type of start, salary wise, and he’s not the only New York (NFC) wide receiver worth mentioning. Darius Slayton is another Giants player to think about. He had five targets, three receptions and 82 yards receiving against the Bucs in Week 3 while filling in for the injured wideout, Corey Coleman (knee). The 2019 fifth round pick finally saw some decent involvement in his team’s offense, but there’s no telling if the long ball threat will once again be targeted at a decent rate minimum. However, for the dirt cheap price tag he’ll come at on both DraftKings and FanDuel (and most, if not all, DFS contents), he’s at least worth a consideration in GPP contests this week. These are two more players you can mix and match in this stack.
QB | Case Keenum with WR | Terry McLaurinThe Giants may be pleased they’ll be facing a weak Washington defense this week but the Redskins offense is probably looking at the Giants defense with a similar amount of enthusiasm in terms of how well they think they’ll play against theirs on Sunday, too. After all, the Giants are the worst in the league against the pass in terms of passing yards against and have given up the fourth most passing TDs in the NFL in 2019. This should help Case Keenum make his DFS owners in GPP contests happy once again this week since he has posted over 3x value at his price on DraftKings in all three of his contests this season. His go-to receiver, Terry McLaurin, still comes in at a rock-bottom price tag on that DFS site ($4,500) and has averaged five catches, 86 receiving yards, and one touchdown per game in his last three contests. Both of these Washington players make for solid GPP plays on both DraftKings and FanDuel, but DraftKings is where their values really shine.
Note: Washington receiver, Paul Richardson Jr., is another player to consider starting in this stack. He’s as cheap as they come and has at least one TD reception in his last two contests and finished with eight catches and 83 yards receiving against the Bears in Week 3. He’s been heavily targeted in two out of his last three games (16 targets in total in those two) and could be a sneaky good play in tourneys this week. He’s highly unpredictable, though, so go in hoping for the best but expecting the worst if you give him a start.
Honorable Mentions / GPP Stacks(Cash/GPP) Carolina Panthers: QB | Kyle Allen with RB | Christian McCaffrey, WR | D.J. Moore &/or WR | Curtis Samuel
Note: TE | Greg Olsen (back) is a consideration as well but is currently listed as questionable (GPP) Los Angeles Rams: QB | Jared Goff with WR | Brandin Cooks or WR | Cooper Kupp (CASH/GPP) Detroit Lions: QB | Matthew Stafford with WR | Kenny Golladay &/or WR | Marvin Jones
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