Each week we have gotten more right than wrong but have always had one bad start that cost us some dough. Hopefully this week our “sure things” will payoff and our gambles will prove how smart we are.
This lineup is taken from Draftkings.com.
QB - Jacoby Brissett
Brissett is the ninth ranked fantasy Quarterback through four weeks and has proven to be a more than adequate replacement for the great Andrew Luck. This week he faces the 20th ranked defense in Kansas City, a matchup that could well turn into a shootout. He is averaging the same fantasy points per game as Kyler Murray but costs $1,000 less than the rookie Cardinal. The big risk here is that the game is in KC but since it’s not yet winter, it should still be an offensive heavy game.
RB - Austin Ekeler
Sorry Broncos fans, after the embarrassment against the Jaguars, there’s little to suggest that this run defense will be much better in L.A. Ekeler has a nose for the end zone and the Chargers will likely try to run the ball down our throats. He has six touchdowns in four games and is facing the 30th ranked run defense - fantasywise. Since it’s probably good for Denver to continue losing in 2019, we can at least root for a Colorado native to get us some fantasy points at our team’s expense.
RB - Jaylen Samuels
If anyone watched the Steelers ugly win over the Bengals you know that this has become the epitome of a dink and dunk offense. They don’t want their rooke QB passing anywhere beyond five yards down the field and though it’s ugly, it’s a big win for the Pittsburgh RBs. Conner is the guy you should go with if he’s healthy but since he’s banged up and Samuels is coming off a big week, starting the second year back - Samuels - would be smart. Surprisingly, Baltimore has the 26th ranked overall defense and is beatable through the air.
WR - Mike Evans
Evans is my boy and though he has had a few iffy weeks, this should’t be one of them. The big receiver already has four TDs and is going up against the 24th ranked Saints’ pass D. He and Famous Jameis seem to be hitting full stride and I expect big things from both of them for the rest of the season.
WR - Stefon Diggs
Yes, he’s been underwhelming and is catching balls from the most overpayed QB in recent memory but the guy is playing against a deplorably bad NYG defense and Kirk Cousins is in a perfect position to shut some folks up. Since fellow MN receiver, Adam Thielen, criticized his Quarterback, perhaps said QB will look towards Diggs just a little longer than normal. Either way, he’s affordable and a smart play against the Giants.
WR - Sammy Watkins
As I said before, this should be a a high-scoring affair and Watkins will likely benefit from the fact. Many of his stats came in a huge Week 1 against the Jaguars but he is a guy who could go crazy at any point. His offense and QB are so good that he’s a safe bet any week.
TE - Noah Fant
He has not been a great option in 2019 but he continues to improve and is reliable for at least one big play per game. Last week he turned that big play into a Touchdown on a screen that went the distance. He looked far smoother last week than he has all season and he really could explode for a huge game at any point. The Chargers have a good defense but are 28th in points against by the opponents’ Tight Ends. The Denver offense has not been the problem this season and will look to improve again in L.A and so should Fant.
FLEX - Cooper Kupp
The guy is amazingly consistent and works perfectly with Goff and in McVay’s scheme. He’s averaging nearly 25 points per game and is quietly the second best WR through four weeks. He is facing an average Seattle defense in a tough environment but it shouldn’t slow down one of the most underrated players in the NFL.
DST - New England Patriots
They’ve scored 32 more points than the second place defense and are facing a rookie QB and a bad Washington Redskins team.
Good luck everyone and may the force be with you!