NFL DFS Week 4 Playbook: Top DraftKings & Top FanDuel Picks
**UPDATED SUNDAY MORNING** Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at every NFL Week 4 game, studies the data for every match-up and brings you his favorite DFS picks for both cash games and GPP tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel.
UPDATED: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 12:30pm ET
Who's hyped for NFL DFS Week 4? I know I am! It's difficult not to get excited given the roll we are on and now here in Week 4, like we've discussed previously, we have even more data and more recognizable trends upon which to lean. We know the masses are going to get caught up in what they saw last week and we know the lineup optimizers are going to have a huge focus on the Miami Dolphins/Buffalo Bills game. But just as we discussed in the last NFL DFS Playbook with regard to everyone flocking to the Minnesota Vikings/Los Angeles Chargers game, we want to stay somewhat invested as well in order to keep pace, but we need to also find a way to differentiate from the herd in some way, even in cash games. Last week we landed on Raheem Mostert, Kenneth Walker, Adam Thielen and Amari Cooper and threw them into lineups with Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Justin Jefferson. This week we need to find ways to do the same and after creating this Playbook, I think I have found some great plays for us to use.
Now before we dive right into the plays, for those who may be new to the Fantasy Alarm #FAmily, here is a rundown of the NFL DFS content you should be studying while creating your winning DFS lineups. Let's start with our NFL tools. We continue to crunch the numbers and tweak our algorithms so that our daily fantasy football projections are the best in the industry and that, in turn, has improved things like our Lineup Generator/DFS Optimizer, our DFS Compare tool and even our NFL DFS Ownership Projections. Again, all right here on one site for your convenience.
Again, if you are new to the #FAmily, welcome! All the aforementioned tools are, obviously, at your disposal as well, but please allow me to point you towards more of the content and tools we provide to help you crush your DFS contests each week. It also makes for a nice introduction to our DFS team.
In addition to the positional coaching pieces, you also have things like the DFS Watch List, where I provide you with a list of players I am looking at throughout the week. We have the NFL DFS Show with me & Jon Impemba, which you can click below and watch as we talk through each position, our favorite plays and even build a lineup on DraftKings. Impemba also does the Value Plays & Contrarian Corner videos so be sure to check that out as well and don't miss out on the NFL Weekly Match-Up Report from Britt Flinn (@britt_flinn).
If you haven't starting bookmarking everything, do yourself a favor and do it now. Yes, that's a lot of content and sure, it can be overwhelming, but these pieces come out throughout the week, so if you're seeing all of this for the first time, just know that it all starts trickling out on Tuesday so you can attack the info steadily rather than get slammed all at once. I would suggest that you go through the NFL DFS Menu and start bookmarking a lot of these pieces for ease of use in the future.
Once you've got all of that under your belt, it's time to look at the Playbook. It usually arrives in the early afternoon on Saturdays which gives you ample time to read through everything, make your notes and begin working on your lineups. On Sunday morning, we will provide you with Example Lineups for both cash games and GPP tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel, so you have something to compare your own to before finalizing.
Pretty sure that sums up the basics, and as you should know, if you have any questions, we are all available via the Fantasy Alarm Discord Chat, social media and even email, so please do not ever hesitate to ask for help. That's what we are here for.
And don't worry -- these introductions will be a whole lot shorter moving forward. I just wanted to welcome you all personally as we plan to have a ton of fun this season and keep you all in the green!
If you are ready, let's now dive into the Week 4 NFL DFS Playbook!
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE:
With news that Aidan O'Connell is starting for the Raiders --
- Very limited interest in Jakobi Meyers – not likely to be used
- Davante Adams has limited cash lineup value to me but won't rule him out for GPP tournaments
- If Sanders is OUT, Chuba Hubbard can be used as a salary pay-down