4 NFL FanDuel Value Plays to Target in Week 4
One of the crucial aspects of daily fantasy football is unearthing cheap production.
Our projections can help you do just that by allowing you to sort players by their point-per-dollar value. A lot of times, the top value plays come as a result of injury situations, meaning it's imperative to see inactives on Sunday morning before setting your lineups.
When looking for a salary-saving option, check out one of these main-slate players this week.
Week 4 of the NFL is here! We have a loaded 13-game slate, and there are plenty of options across the board. Let's take a look at some value plays to help you afford the top stars on the main slate.
Myles Gaskin, RB, Miami Dolphins ($5,400)
Last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Myles Gaskin had 27 total touches for a total of 12 FanDuel points. The overall production wasn't amazing, but his role in the offense is significant, and we want to capture that at his lower salary. He played on 75% of the offensive snaps in Week 3, was tied for a team-high in targets (5), receptions (5), and led the team with rushing attempts (22). Both Jordan Howard and Matt Breida saw three rushing attempts each, which should indicate Gaskin has control of the backfield.
The Dolphins are 6.5-point underdogs, which means we should see them playing with a negative game script and in a position to pass the ball frequently. Not only did Gaskin play a large role in the passing game last week, but he has done that through the first three games, coming in with the third-highest (17.02%) target share on the Dolphins.
All of this leads to Gaskin coming in as the eighth-best value among running backs this week, but the only one among the eight players under $6,000.
Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns ($5,700)
Wide receiver Jarvis Landry is off to a modest start this season, but the matchup against the Cowboys' secondary is one you should be looking to attack every week. This season, the Cowboys are allowing 41.2 FanDuel points per game to opposing wide receivers, which is the second-worst in the league. If you've been watching the NFL in the first three weeks, this is something you could've guessed after seeing the Cowboys play the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks -- giving up massive yards and touchdowns in the process.
Landry has the second-highest target share (17.28%) on the Browns but has yet to find the end zone this season. Given the consistent role Landry has in the offense, the potential game script with a 55.0 over/under, and the amazing matchup -- this is the week Landry makes his way into the end zone.
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions ($5,400)
It's not often we see a tight end leading a team in target share, but that is what we have with Hockenson and the Lions through three games this season. He is tied for the team lead in target share (16.82%), touchdowns (1), and is tied for third in red zone target share (9.52%).
On top of having a large role in the Lions' passing game, Hockenson has an insanely good matchup this week against the New Orleans Saints. Through three games this season, the Saints are allowing 22.5 FanDuel points per game to opposing tight ends, which is dead last in the league. The Lions are at home, but they are 4.0-point underdogs against the Saints, which should set them up for a good amount of passing as the game goes on. That should put Hockenson in a spot to rack up plenty of fantasy points against this weak Saints' defense.
N'Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots ($5,300)
Update: The Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots game has been postponed and is expected to be played on Monday or Tuesday. Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play this week.
This should be a great game to watch and a fantastic matchup for fantasy production, so let's jump in. To set the stage, the Chiefs are 7.0-point home favorites, and we should see them in control of the game. This would put the Patriots -- and their receivers -- in a spot to see a good amount of passing production, which will help them exceed value.
Through three games this season, wide receiver N'Keal Harry has 22 targets, which is good for a 24.44% target share, the second-highest on the team. But, more importantly, he leads the team with a 31.58% red zone target share. The positive game scrip should allow him to reach his floor of points, while the red zone target share can help him reach his ceiling.