We are coming off of a week where we saw many cheap receivers provide excellent value for those who paid up for both Todd Gurley and Alvin Kamara. Since we are now in week four, we have a little bit better of an idea about who teams really are. As the pricing continues to adjust, it becomes slightly more difficult to pick your value spots. Let’s look at some of Week 4 value players to keep an eye on.
QUARTERBACK – Mitchell Trubisky
19th Priced Quarterback on Fanduel ($6,800 out of $60,000)
19th Priced Quarterback on Draftkings ($5,200 out of $50,000)
Mitchell Trubisky has not been off to the hottest start in his second season. In week four, he and the Bears will head back home to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs defense is decent against the run, but their secondary has been bleeding points to opposing passing attacks. If the Bucs offense is able to keep up their hot start and force the Bears to beat them through the air than Trubisky should see all of the volume he needs to pay off his salary and then some. Another aspect of Trubisky’s game that flies a little under the radar is his ability to extend plays with his legs. $5200 seems far to cheap for the Bears signal caller.
RUNNING BACK – Tevin Coleman
7th Priced Running Back on Fanduel ($7,200 out of $60,000)
11th Priced Running Back on Draftkings ($5,900 out of $50,000)
Currently, Devonta Freeman is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. If he were unable to go, Tevin Coleman would be in line for another heavy workload in the Falcons backfield. Fanduel has adjusted Coleman’s price to a premium, but at $5,900 on Draftkings, Coleman could be someone to consider. His matchup against the Bengals is also enticing as the Bengals have been susceptible to running backs in the receiving game.
WIDE RECEIVER – A.J. Green
4th Priced Wide Receiver on Fanduel ($8,500 out of $60,000)
8th Priced Wide Receiver on Draftkings ($7,500 out of $50,000)
A.J. Green makes his way onto the Bargain Hunting shopping list two weeks in a row. His performance against the Panthers was nothing special last week, but there is reasons to believe he can get right back on track here. The Falcons defense has been decimated to start the season and will be facing a Bengals offense that looks to have found their groove. Green is averaging slightly over 8 targets per game and really interests me in tournaments since I think the masses will be gravitating toward his teammate Tyler Boyd. Boyd does draw the better matchup and is less expensive, but Green has the talent to overcome this now weak Falcons defense and put up big numbers Sunday.
TIGHT END – Benjamin Watson
13th Priced Tight End on Fanduel ($5,200 out of $60,000)
12th Priced Tight End on Draftkings ($3,300 out of $50,000)
So far this season, there have been plenty of targets to go around in the high powered Saints offense. One of the under the radar beneficiaries has been tight end, Ben Watson. Watson is averaging 5 targets per game and could be in line for a nice week as he a draws the New York Giants who are notoriously bad for their tight end defense. Rolling with Watson would provide a lot of savings on both sites, and maybe he can find the end zone for the first time this season.
DEFENSE – Cleveland Browns
16th Priced Defense on Fanduel ($3,500 out of $60,000)
6th Priced Defense on Draftkings ($2,900 out of $50,000)
It seems Fanduel is reluctant to join in the Browns fever that has taken over Cleveland. They draw a great matchup against Oakland who has been disappointing to start the season. I think the Browns are worth of a roster spot on both sites, but especially on Fanduel where they are grossly underpriced. With their star defensive line and improving secondary, the Raiders could struggle to move the ball on Sunday.