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Week 4 Daily Fantasy Football is here, and with it comes the bye weeks.
The bye weeks are here and the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are off this week. The NFL lost another stud quarterback in Week 3, which affects multiple players on that team. All the Steelers could lose some Fantasy value, especially wide receiver Antonio Brown.
A great way to measure wide receiver value is by how many times a WR is targeted in an offense. Another great way to value all players is by the team total, which is the projected amount of points a team should score. Obviously the higher the team total, the better chance there is of scoring touchdowns.
Here are my Fanduel wide receiver value picks for the week, as well as the ones to avoid in your Daily Fantasy Football games.
Three Value Wide Receivers
Keenan Allen – San Diego Chargers ($7,700)
The Chargers come home to face the Browns and have a team total of 27 points. Allen is clearly the No. 1 WR and as long as Antonio Gates is suspended, it should stay that way. Allen has caught 29 of his 39 targets, averaged close to 11 yards per catch and has two touchdowns. A lot of people might be scared off because he is going up against top defensive back Joe Haden, which might be why his price is what it is. Rookie Amari Cooper had eight catches for 134 yards vs Haden and the Browns don’t have a good pass rush.
Donte Moncrief – Indianapolis Colts ($6,300)
The Colts wasted a lot of money bringing in Andre Johnson; his career looks to be completely OVER. Moncrief has stepped up and caught 17 of his 26 targets, is averaging 12 yards per catch and has three TDs already. The Colts have a team total of 28 points, and I could see Andrew Luck putting up big numbers at home this week vs the Jacksonville Jaguars. Moncrief should be a big part of that.
Michael Crabtree – Oakland Raiders ($5,800)
Crabtree has 33 targets, 18 catches and one touchdown this season already. The Raiders have a team total of 24 points and get to play the Chicago Bears this weekend. David Carr must be licking his chops to face the Bears secondary that has already given up seven touchdowns to the WR position. Throw in the fact that the Bears just traded away their best pass rusher Jared Allen and this should be a good day for Crabtree and the Raiders offense.
3 Wide Receivers to Avoid
Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers ($8,900)
This is a very tricky situation, you would think such a consistent player like Brown should be able to put up great numbers regardless of who is playing QB. The experienced Daily Fantasy Football player might avoid Brown in cash games but might use him in tournaments. Personally I am avoiding him for this week as I much rather play another WR at his price range until I see what Brown can do with Vick at QB. Steelers have a team total of 21 points.
Brown could be a nice tournament play because he could be very under-owned.
Play D Thomas @$8,500, A Green@$8,400 over Brown
Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions ($8,100)
The Lions travel to Seattle for Monday Night Football and the Lions offense has looked shaky at best. Kam Chancellor is back for the Seahawks defense and the focus should be toward shutting down Johnson. This just comes down to playing another WR with a better match-up in the same price range.
Play E Sanders @$7,900, K Allen @$7,700 over Johnson
Mike Wallace – Minnesota Vikings ($5,400)
The Vikings offense is just not throwing the ball down the field as Wallace has just been targeted 14 times and it seems that Teddy Bridgewater isn’t ready to make the jump that a lot of Fantasy experts thought he would make this year. The whole situation has me shaking my head as I thought Mike Wallace would thrive in this Norv Turner offense. This could come back to bite me but I’m gonna avoid Wallace until I see more targets and more deep threats out of this offense.
Play A Hurns @$5,300, C Shorts@$5,300 over Wallace
Good luck and enjoy Week 4!
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