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Top daily fantasy football wide receiver plays for Week 4

With Week 4 of the NFL season upon us, we take a look at some of the best wide receiver values to be found on FanDuel and some players worth fading.

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Welcome to Week 4 of the Daily Fantasy season. Pricing has stabilized as trends have emerged but there are still bargains to be found and even some higher-priced options that will go under-owned and can make a difference in your lineups. This article looks at some of the projected lesser-owned plays at wide receiver who could provide huge boosts to your tournament lineups, as well as some trap plays to avoid.


Terrelle Pryor $7,000 (Cleveland Browns at Washington)

The Browns are bad, but Pryor is turning out to be pretty darn good. He was all over the place against the Dolphins last week and there’s no indication his massive usage in all three phases of the offense will subside against Washington. Even though Josh Gordon wasn’t playing this week anyway, the news of his extended absence from the team should only serve to galvanize Pryor as the man in the offense and his upside is off the charts on Sunday.

Quincy Enunwa $5,600 (New York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks)

With Eric Decker already declared out for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, Enunwa suddenly becomes the top value play on the board. Sure, using wide receivers against the vaunted Seattle secondary isn’t always the best way to go, but Enunwa could easily see double-digit targets in this one and won’t need a ton of production to pay off his $5,600 salary. If his quarterback is able to throw the ball to the guys on his own team this week, Enunwa is set up for a big day.

Golden Tate $6,200 (Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears)

Tate has been a fantasy disappointment thus far in 2016, while Marvin Jones is coming off a massive performance against the Packers. But Jones is also dealing with a sore hamstring and this game has all the earmarks of an early knockout by the Lions. If that is to happen, it will likely come through the air, and if Jones is less than 100 percent, Tate seems like the logical place for the production to go. His price is depressed, and so are his season-long owners. He will be low-owned in DFS and could pay off huge if he rebounds.

Steve Smith $6,100 (Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders)

Old man receiver isn’t done yet. In fact, Smith has seen his FanDuel production increase with each successive week. Now he gets to take on a Raiders defense that can’t generate a pass rush and is susceptible on the back end. Sounds like a perfect storm for a receiver like Smith, who had eight catches on 11 targets last week and is listed at a very affordable price.

Michael Thomas $5,300 (New Orleans Saints at San Diego Chargers)

It would take (intestinal fortitude) to use Thomas on FanDuel, as his productivity is directly tied to Willie Snead’s status and that final update probably won’t come until after the 1 p.m. lock. But if Snead is out (and even if he’s active, yet limited), Thomas was outstanding in his place on Monday night and could well duplicate his 11-target, 7-catch performance in a projected high-scoring affair. He might pay off his paltry salary even if Snead is a go.


Julio Jones $8,500 (Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers)

I really hate the idea of fading Julio. I keep recommending it and eventually he’s going to burn me with a monster game. But I’m willing to bet that monster doesn’t bite me this week. Coming off a short week and clearly not himself because of his calf injury, it’s hard to see Jones going off against a Panthers defense feeling a sense of urgency after two losses in three games. His price is down, but I’m still recommending the fade here. Don’t blame the messenger, Julio!

Mike Evans $8,000 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos)

If you went the Winston-Evans stack route last week (or even better Winston-Sims-Evans stack) you were rewarded handsomely for your savvy selection. But don’t get greedy. The Broncos are a totally different deal defensively than the LA Rams and Evans is going to have a much harder time dominating against this secondary. He might be popular coming off last week’s explosion. Seems like a good time for a fade.