DraftKings Week 4 Slate Breakdown with Cash and GPP Picks
Below you'll find my Week 4 DraftKings cash game and tournament strategies. By offering a general approach to the week, along with a player pool to consider, you should walk away feeling well-equipped no matter your bankroll strategy or game selection process.
What a mess this slate has become. Two important pieces to our cash game lineup(s) now have question marks surrounding their viability. Here is the scoop
Austin Ekeler - The newest report indicates that Gordon will be used sparingly, specifically, in emergency situations. So I think Ekeler is about as good of a play as he was before all the MG3 drama.
Terry McLaurin- McLaurin came up with a hamstring injury and was held out of practice as a precaution. Despite this not sounding like much of a concern, it worries me. Soft tissues injuries can be re-aggravated very easily. McLaurin hasn't done much of anything since it happened, it's very possibly once he tries to go full speed on Sunday, more issues pop up. At this point I'm leaning towards Paul Richardson and Preston Williams
Additional Note: I would also monitor the Broncos and Patriots backfield. If Rex Burkhead and Royce Freeman are out or said to be limited, both Phillip Lindsay and James White immediately becomes options. I also think Keenan Allen becomes one of the top plays on the slate with Mike Williams not playing. He was obviously a smash play before, but I think he's the top WR play on the board with Williams out and McLaurin banged up. Dontrelle Inman and Trey Quinn are two absolute minimum priced receivers that should be able to easily at hit value, but don't have much of a ceiling.
Main Slate Cash Game Strategy
Much like Week 1, there is a clear-cut target in the value range and a clear cut target in the pay up range. Daniel Jones ($5,300) obliterated the Buccaneers secondary last week, and that was without the help of Saquon Barkley for much of the game. Tthe most beneficial part of his game is going to be his mobility. Whereas Eli would spike the ball at the foot of his nearest eligible receiver and the first hint of pressure, Jones used his wheels on Sunday to escape the pocket and pick up chain-moving first downs. He's not going to run for two touchdowns every week, but just the added 20-40 yards and the potential for a touchdown makes his floor and ceiling very appealing. He gets to face the Redskins coming off a short week. They've been absolutely brutal in the secondary, allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Mitchell Trubisky was able to bust out of his slump against them on Monday night and Jones is a safe bet at his salary to continue his solid play.
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