We’ve hit the first set of byes for the 2019 season as the Jets and 49ers take a seat in Week 4. It’s not a panic situation, but it does mean no Le’Veon Bell, George Kittle or Jimmy Garoppolo to choose from.
Check out my sleepers below for DraftKings’ main slate of Sunday games, and as always, hit me up with any fantasy football questions on Twitter @AndyMc81 using #AskAndy.
Justin Jackson – RB – Chargers ($4,100)
We all know Jackson’s fantasy value as a handcuff to Austin Ekeler ($8,000), which typically makes him just about useless in DFS contests — until now! Yes, the fantasy football gift that is the Dolphins’ defense allows for everyone on the opposition to eat. This Sunday that’s the Chargers.
Los Angeles’ potentially potent offense should explode against sad-sack Miami, and that would equal resting time for starters. Perfect example is this past weekend, when the Cowboys gave backup RB Tony Pollard 16 touches that amounted to 23.9 DKFP and a touchdown in order to not risk injury to Ezekiel Elliott.
Why not the same situation for Jackson? In a small sample, the seventh-round second-year RB has proven he can punch out big chunk plays. Averaging 7.9 yards over 18 carries this season is beyond respectable, and he could gouge the Dolphins if given the carries in a blowout scenario.
Roll the dice with me and let’s reap the benefits of Jackson’s contrarian points together!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Jackson (calf) has been ruled out for Week 4 vs. the Dolphins.
Will Dissly – TE – Seahawks ($3,600)
It can be easy to overlook Dissly for your DK fantasy lineup. True, he doesn’t have the elite athleticism of Travis Kelce ($7,200) or the 100-yard performances of Evan Engram ($5,700). However, all the fiery redhead does is catch passes and score touchdowns.
He’s inhaled all but two tosses from Russell Wilson ($6,100), converted three TDs in this young 2019 campaign, and was second in team targets last time out. I’m feeling a nice Wilson/Dissly stack on your DK roster with the Cardinals ranking 31st vs. QBs and 32nd vs. TEs.
The 23-year old delivered 18.2 and 22.0 DKFP in Seattle’s past pair of games and almost always is on the field because of his blocking skills. A cheap salary, juicy matchup and high ceiling makes Dissly a tremendous value play.
Jacoby Brissett – QB – Colts ($5,400)
Full credit to Brissett for stepping up after Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement to lead the Colts to a 2-1 record. For DFS relevance his point totals have risen each game, most recently 23.8 DKFP in the victory over Atlanta.
Us fantasy owners love a QB that can score and protect the ball. Brisset has a 7-to-1 TD-to-INT radio to date, which ties him for the third most touchdown passes in the NFL heading into Week 4.
Indianapolis faces an unimpressive, middle-of-the-pack Raiders defense that’s allowed an average of nearly 30 points in three games. If the NC State alum can continue to distribute the ball to a variety of targets, he’s got an excellent chance for another 20-fantasy point afternoon.
Terry McLaurin – WR – Redskins ($4,500)
The rookie WR is off to a red-hot start but isn’t getting the attention he deserves because his QB is Case Keenum ($4,900) and Washington is winless.
The numbers being averaged per game are impressive — 20.9 DKFP, nearly 86 yards, 16.1 yards/catch and a touchdown each time out. Talk about “under the radar,” there are 13 receivers with fewer average fantasy points at an equal or greater price tag.
McLaurin’s become an instant go-to target for Keenum as he’s been first or second in targets in all three games. Nothing is imminent, but If there was a change under center, the 6’0” speedster could be in a better situation. He would slide into a comfort zone with Ohio State teammate Dwayne Haskins ($4,700) chucking the rock.
Sprinkle in a showdown versus a Giants club ranked 30th in DKFP allowed to WRs, and McLaurin should find a spot in your lineup.
EDITOR’S NOTE: McLaurin (hamstring) is questionable for Week 4 vs. the Giants.
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