Week 4 was a week full of landmines, injuries and whatever the hell happened in between. Judging by the responses on the ol’ Twitter machine, people were not pleased with how these games played out. I had plenty of displeasures to read through, but I picked out two DFS plays and an aggravating betting play that didn’t come through. Let’s get to it!
Keenan Allen ($7,600) 9.8 DKFP vs. Dolphins
Keenan Allen. How does he not smash again. There was no one but him and Ekeler!— Mr. Maryland🇺🇸🇳🇬 (@chewtunes) September 29, 2019
I try not to let my emotions get to me while watching football. Week 4 was tough to bottle all the emotions inside (which I’ve heard is not great). Allen was the bane of my existence Sunday afternoon, as he essentially ghosted in a game where the Chargers were favored by -14.5. Sure, I figured Allen wouldn’t get run late in this game but that was because the Chargers did so much offensively they’d want to rest him up. Instead, Allen did almost nothing at all, catching five of his six targets for 48 yards and 9.8 DKFP. That line is what I expected former Patriot great Dontrelle Inman ($3,000) would receive since the Chargers receivers were so banged up. But no, their No. 1 receiver was the one with the sad, sad line. So, let’s take a look at some of the receivers who outscored Allen in this Week 4 spectacle. If only we would have known ….
A.J. Brown ($3,700) 24.4 DKFP vs. TEN
Corey Davis ($4,200) 20.1 DKFP vs. ATL
DeVante Parker ($4,100) 17 DKFP vs. LAC
Cole Beasley ($4,700) 14.5 DKFP vs. NE
Paul Richardson ($3,700) 4.4 DKFP vs. Giants
Richardson…— Greg Zhelesnik (@Greg_Zhelesnik) September 29, 2019
I like this tweet from Greg. He’s so disgusted that he couldn’t even put Richardson’s first name. It’s like when your mother is angry and she uses your full name, you know you’re in trouble. Greg does it a bit different and uses the last name only!
Nothing went right Sunday for the Redskins, who made the Giants look like the juggernauts of the NFC East (they’re not, FWIW). It was bad karma for removing Case Keenum ($4,900) early in this game in favor of Dwayne Haskins ($4,700). Some people had a LOT of exposure to Keenum (hi) and were not pleased with the switch.
OK, enough about MY personal crying, let’s talk about Richardson. He became a very attractive play once fantasy hero Terry McLaurin was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. With McLaurin out of the picture, Richardson, along with Trey Quinn ($3,000), were viewed as options to potentially soak up his targets against a putrid Giants secondary. Well, that secondary shut down the ‘Skins and held them to just three points overall. As for Richardson, he only caught three of his five targets for 14 yards and 4.4 DKFP. Count your blessings that DraftKings is a full-PPR website. Against a secondary that features Janoris Jenkins (17 receptions, 282 yards allowed prior to today) and DeAndre Baker (13 receptions, 296 yards), we expected much, much more from Richardson.
Buffalo Bills (+6.5) cover vs. PatriotsThis article usually doesn’t have much chatter about kickers but WE’RE DOING SOME KICKER TALK HERE IN WEEK 4. If it wasn’t for the missed PAT from Stephen Gostkowski, the Patriots would have covered as they snuck past the Bills by a score of 16-10. Gostkowski is no stranger to kicking woes, as he’s already 11-for-15 on XPA. He missed two in Week 2, and one in each of the Patriots’ past two games.
With how the results played out, the Bills continue to be one of the best teams against the spread thus far, sporting a 3-1 record while the Patriots fall to 2-2. I’ve never been on Team #BanKickers but I think I’m fully on board after tonight.
Johnny sent this to me even before the 4 p.m. games started. He was so angry he wanted to get ahead of the article and just let me know about his displeasure. Better days are ahead, Johnny.