Fantasy players to avoid in Week 4 of DFS

Starting your DFS prep early this week? Tyler Loechner has some ideas on guys you don't want to be using.

| 9 months ago
(Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images)

(Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images)

Fantasy players to avoid in Week 4 of DFS

It’s hard to believe that Week 4 is almost here already, but the good news is that we now have a fair amount of 2016 data to inform our DFS decisions.

Matchup positives and negatives are now easier to spot, as are player roles in this new season. So which players are trending downward this week, either because of how their team is using them or because of their matchup? Let’s find out.

Below is a list of players you might want to leave out of your DFS lineups this week.

(Note: I’m providing only DraftKings and FanDuel salaries as I live in Florida, where Yahoo does not operate.)


Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals (DraftKings: $6,300; FanDuel: $8,000)

This is not just a knee-jerk reaction to Palmer’s abysmal Week 3 outing. He currently sits at 11th in pass attempts, 10th in yards and 15th in total points scored by quarterbacks. He ranks 22nd in fantasy points per dropback.

With Michael Floyd being evaluated for a concussion and John Brown off to a slow start this season, Palmer’s weapon rack isn’t as impressive as it was a few weeks ago. I’d take a shot on some of the other quarterbacks in Palmer’s price range, including Kirk Cousins and Joe Flacco.

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Tyler Loechner is a lead writer at PFF Fantasy. He has played fantasy football since 1999 and has been a part of the PFF Fantasy staff since 2010. Tyler was also previously a fantasy football featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

  • Eric Thomas

    One QB for an entire article? Really glad I dropped $ for this premium advice.

    • Oscar Pinckney

      Amen to that .

    • Tyler Loechner

      You need a DFS Pro or All Access membership to gain access to DFS content.

  • Winston Bonnheim

    Looks like Alshon in the locks and avoids – lmao.

    • Tyler Loechner

      Two different writers with two different opinions. I like Alshon a little more now that it’s Saturday compared to when I wrote this on Monday night — but still won’t have much exposure. Thanks for reading!

  • Jeff Boyd

    Would never pay for football advice. Doing your own research is easy. It’s not like these people can see the future. Just do your own work and go with your gut. If you take other people’s advice, then why even bother playing at all?