Welcome back to the Three Value Running Backs on FanDuel for Week 4. Week 3 seemed to be filled with so many value play running backs blowing up, star receivers and rookie quarterbacks all producing in magical ways.
It led to some abnormally high scores and many scores that were exceptional still not cashing because of the massive amount of scoring.
This week no one should expect the same outcomes, but either way, value running backs were the key to most winning line-ups and this week should be viewed no differently.
Some additional links for you to check out to further help your Daily Fantasy Football lineups:
Doug Anderson created an awesome table that he’s going to post each week that breaks down the “Fantasy Points Allowed by Position.” The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites, including FanDuel, DraftKings, FantasyAces, Drafster and FanThrowdown.
With that I wish you all the best of luck, and encourage you to stay tuned for Levi Serfoss’ and my own DFS picks and lineups later in the week if you want targets, or roster construction help on socalledfantasyexperts.com and even on Twitter.
Week 4 Daily Fantasy Football: Three FanDuel Value Plays at RB
1. Karlos Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills vs New York Giants ($6,300)
Williams hopped in, as he had most of the season, and replaced LeSean McCoy in the first half of Week 3. Williams is a fringe flex play already in seasonal leagues, but this week with McCoy likely getting some rest, Williams is propelled in to the RB1 status and he is at a fantastic price. This may sound eerily familiar to Week 3 with one Devonta Freeman. (Week 3 FanDuel Points: 17/ YTD: 39.2)
2. Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego vs Cleveland Browns ($6,100)
Woodhead was contained by the Vikings’ surprisingly stout defense last week, and this week I like him to bounce back to 10-13 touches/catches form and put up some nice production as a RB2. Williams is my go-to guy, but if you need to save even more money, look to Woodhead.
3. Chris Ivory, RB, New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins ($6,900)
Ivory was listed as a starter last week, and although he was doubtful the whole week, he may have duped plenty of owners. He ended up being a non-factor with no touches. This week, however, he should be good to go and ready to run with his bruising ways against the Browns. Nice value here if you want to spend elsewhere, pair up Ivory and Williams.
Three Running Backs to Avoid on FanDuel
1. Devonta Freeman, RB, Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans ($7,200)
Freeman had a huge week and won myself and plenty of folks some money in daily Fantasy. This week he may still be productive, but I fear the Houston defense more against the run and think Matt Ryan will be passing more this week. His cost has rocketed up so I am not willing to spend this much this week banking on a repeat.
2. Carlos Hyde, RB, San Francisco vs Green Bay Packers ($7,400)
Hyde is still a hot name after his monstrous Week 1 performance but the 49ers have been putrid. Even worse is their quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been able to complete passes or keep the chains moving. Playing from behind consistently does not feed well into a run game. This by default destroys Hyde’s value. I am avoiding this price and team for now.
3. C.J. Anderson, RB, Denver Broncos vs Minnesota Vikings ($6,900)
I really hope he does do well against my Vikings this week as a Fantasy owner, but when it comes to DFS I don’t trust him yet. Ronnie Hillman will certainly be getting touches and the Broncos still seem to be favoring the passing game. The Vikings are weaker in their secondary at the moment as well so the Broncos will likely be attacking.
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He is a die-hard Minnesota sports fan, and equally as extreme when it comes to Fantasy Sports. When Chris isn't participating in Fantasy Sports, he is writing about them at SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, FakePigskin.com and FakeTeams.com. He also enjoys reading, spending time with his family and music -- but is commonly known as a music snob. He has a degree in Child Development, but is not working in the field, but in Supply Chain currently.
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