If you’re looking to win some big money in Fanduel this Sunday, you’ve come to the right place. This lineup is for tournaments only and is go big or go home. I’m targeting players that should be low owned but have the right matchup to win you some serious cash.
Quarterback – Andy Dalton ($7400)
This is the only play on the board whose ownership may be higher than ideal. Dalton is facing the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. The Falcons have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. In all three games so far, the opposing QBs (Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Drew Brees) have all thrown for over 300 yards against Atlanta’s weakened secondary. Dalton has a great price and should be a top 5 option at QB this week.
Running Back – Chris Carson ($6,400)
Carson cemented himself as the lead back in Seattle last week when he had 32 carries for 102 yards. This week, he has faces an atrocious Arizona Cardinals who are allowing the most fantasy points to running backs this season. I fully expect Carson to follow up his 100 yard game from last week and be involved in the passing game.
Running Back – David Johnson ($7,600)
This pick may be surprising, but Johnson’s price is too low to pass on. Despite the atrocity that has been the Arizona Cardinals offense, Johnson is by far the best weapon that team has. The Seahawks have allowed the 5th most rushing yards to opposing running backs in the NFL. With rookie QB Josh Rosen getting the start, the team will lean on Johnson to protect the Rosen and also get Johnson involved in the passing game. Johnson’s ownership will be low and could be a key component in bringing down a tournament.
Wide Receiver – Odell Beckham Jr ($8,600)
Odell is a pretty obvious option this week. The Giants are playing the Saints at home, who have allowed the most fantasy points to receivers this season. Odell is averaging 11 targets per game this season and that number should be even higher this week, especially if the Saints get up early on the Giants.
Wide Receiver – Allen Robinson ($6,500)
Robinson has looked great this season as Mitch Trubisky’s clear cut number one option. This should be an uptempo game with Fitzmagic and the Bucaneers coming to Chicago, which means Robinson will get plenty of action. Just look at what the Steelers and Saints receivers did to Tampa and tell me you don’t want in on Allen Robinson at $6,500.
Wide Receiver – Antonio Callaway ($4,500)
This is it. The make or break player of this lineup. Callaway has been pretty quiet this season, mostly due to Tyrod Taylor’s inadequacy at quarterback. With Baker Mayfield at the helm, Callaway now has his change to really show what he’s got. The Raiders have allowed the 3rd most points to opposing wide receivers this season. All it takes is one deep ball for the speedster to hit value on his extremely low price tag.
Tight End – Trey Burton ($5,600)
I mentioned this game earlier, but I fully expect it to be one of the highest tempo games of the weekend. Burton has been a reliable target the last two weeks for Trubisky, catching four passes in both games. Last week, the Steelers tight ends combined for 117 yards against the Bucaneers and Burton has the potential to put up a number close to that this Sunday.
Flex – Michael Thomas ($9,000)
We went cheap at other positions to save money for this guy. Thomas is off to a ridiculous start to the season and is on pace to break the single season receptions record. He’s averaging a ridiculous 13 catches and 133 yards per game (!). Despite playing a weak Giants team, it will still be surprising if Thomas were to see anything less than 10 targets. His incredible volume makes him an every week play, regardless of his price tag.
Defense – Chargers ($4,400)
This is probably the easiest play of the weekend. San Francisco is coming to LA with backup QB Cj Beathard set to start for the 49ers. Lock in the Chargers defense this weekend no matter what.
Check out our cash lineup as well: FanDuel Week 4 Cash Lineup