Welcome to Week 4! This is Spade or Fade? for Daily Fantasy. We examine two players that we are endorsing as good plays to include in your lineup. We also give you two players that should be bypassed in favor of a player that has a better matchup for the week.
Carson Wentz QB PHI
Wentz had a very promising performance in Week 3, his first game off of last years season ending injury. In 37 attempts, Wentz completed 25 passes for 255 yards through the air along with a touchdown. Wentz did throw a pick but looked very good and comfortable controlling the offense. Listed at 5,800$ on draft kings seems reasonable, Brady may be a better play(6,700$), but the value here is too good to pass up. The Eagles draw the Tennessee Titans which appears to be a favorable matchup for Wentz.
Josh Gordon WR NE
This is mostly a classic case of “prove me” something first. Gordon is an elite talent, no question, but he still needs to establish himself in this offense. Priced at $6,200 on DraftKings is just too much for a receiver who has made a total of one catch for 17 yards on the season. The Patriots will no doubt be much better and motivated for a stronger showing than the Week 3 loss to the Lions. Gordon will add another dynamic to the offense but at that price, and the fact that Brady likes to spread the ball around, you might be best to stay away here.
Jarvis Landry WR CLE
The Cleveland Browns are an improving team and may have found something in quarterback Baker Mayfield. We don’t want to get too excited with the rookie QB, we all witnessed the letdown Sam Darnold and the NY Jets suffered after winning in Week 1. The Browns, however, have more weapons which is why I like Jarvis Landry against the Oakland Raiders who just gave up 341 yards passing and 4 scores in Week 3.
Dion Lewis RB TEN
The Tennessee Titans continue to feature a two-pronged running attack with Lewis sharing time with Derrick Henry. Based on the first three weeks it appears that the share will be fairly even, but if we look at the snap counts for the pass-catching back his opportunities may be dwindling down-Week 1, 49, Week 2, 34, and Week 3, only 30. The Titans are up against a very stout defense in the Philadelphia Eagles and it may be a good idea to fade Lewis. They have given up a league-low 9.7 fantasy points per game which leads the league. Lewis’ 4,400$ is very tempting, but at this price point, you could also have Denver running back Royce Freeman or Lions running back Kerryon Johnson who posses just as much or more upside.
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