Gordon is a top Week 4 DFS punt option
A number of backfield injuries have opened up opportunities for Week 4 punts plays to become prime plays in our DFS lineups. The price adjustments at the wide receiver position have been small enough for the players featured below to still be considered low-cost options with upside.
Each week, I’ll feature the top punt options at both positions that present the most value for your daily fantasy lineups.
Melvin Gordon, Chargers – FanDuel $6,800, DraftKings $4,900, Yahoo $20
Gordon appeared ready to host his breakout party in Week 3, facing a Minnesota Viking run defense that graded out in the bottom half of the league last season, and had no answer for Carlos Hyde and his 168 yard performance in Week 1. San Diego ended up getting behind early against the Vikings last week, abandoning the run in the second half and ruining Gordon’s party plans.
Look for those plans to change this week, as the Chargers return home to face our lowest rated run defense. The Browns have allowed opposing offenses to gain over 150 yards on the ground in all three games this season. Consider Gordon a top tier running back option in all formats.
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