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Week 4 Daily fantasy picks: DraftKings cash game advice

By Tyler Loechner
Sep 27, 2018

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Aug 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Trey Burton (80) runs the ball in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Our Week 4 DraftKings DFS cash guide helps you build an optimal fantasy football lineup by giving you the best player picks and sleepers based on matchup and expected workload.

Below are some of the players I’m considering for my cash lineups in Week 4. Some things may change between now and Sunday (injury news later in the week is one of the most important things to pay attention to for DFS), but this should give you a good starting point when building cash lineups for this weekend.

The “Top Value” charts above show the top values based on projections and salary. However, not all of the players included in the charts should be considered cash game options. The charts are meant to show you — at a glance — which players have the most favorable salary-to-projection ratios, but when selecting players for your cash lineup, other factors need to be considered.

Quarterbacks

Week 4 cash QB strategy in one sentence: There are cheaper quarterback options that you can feel confident inserting into your cash lineup this week.

DraftKings – Top QB Values – Week 4

Player Team Matchup $ Projection Value
Mitchell Trubisky CHI TB $5,200 19.3 3.71
Andrew Luck IND HOU $5,500 20.0 3.64
Ryan Tannehill MIA @NE $5,500 19.2 3.49
Kirk Cousins MIN @LAR $5,300 18.4 3.47
Tom Brady NE MIA $6,700 23.1 3.45
Russell Wilson SEA @ARZ $5,600 19.1 3.41
Joe Flacco BAL @PIT $5,400 18.3 3.39
Ben Roethlisberger PIT BAL $6,000 20.3 3.38
Dak Prescott DAL DET $5,300 17.9 3.38
Blake Bortles JAX NYJ $5,200 17.5 3.37

Pricey: Drew Brees ($6,600) has been on fire, with 1,078 passing yards in three games (359 per game) and 10 total touchdowns against no interceptions. Brees draws the Giants in Week 4, who are fresh off a game in which they gave up 385 passing yards to the Texans.

Mid-tier price: Matt Ryan ($6,100) has nine total touchdowns to his name in the past two games, and he gets the Bengals in Week 4, who have given up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year. The Bengals have ceded exactly two passing touchdowns in every game this year, which I think we can safely consider Ryan’s Week 4 floor. The Bengals/Falcons game has the highest over/under of the slate, at 51.5, with Ryan’s Falcons playing at home as 5.5-point favorites.

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