Week 4 NFL Draft King Bargain Plays
By Rocco Minsk Any successful GPP takedown requires a couple of bargain players who explode in a given week. This article will highlight players under $5,000 on Draft Kings that may outperform their salaries.
Bilal Powell ($4,600) Matt Forte appears to be out with turf toe. Remember the stretch run for Powell last year when Forte was injured? Granted Powell has not done much so far this season, but he is entirely different player as the featured back.
Wendell Smallwood ($4,100) The Eagles will not use a feature back, but there are rumblings that Smallwood will get the pass catching work out of the backfield for the Eagles. While you can automatically assume Sproles like numbers, Smallwood is worth a shot for this price if he can catch three balls in addition to his 10-12 carries.
Paul Perkins ($3,500) Before the guffaws and laughs, bear in mind that Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen have not yet practiced this week. If both miss the game, Perkins volume should pick up and the Bucs defense is depleted.
Rishard Matthews ($4,900) Corey Davis may still not be back and Matthews appears to have emerged as the number one WR since Eric Decker has failed to impress in Tennessee. Matthews has averaged 8 targets per game and with Delanie Walker hurting too, figures to draw that again this week.
Marqise Lee ($4,500) Lee has emerged as the main beneficiary of the Allen Robinson injury, drawing 12 targets in week 2 and 7 in week 3 when the Jags were in a blowout and not needing to throw. 10 DK points seems to be a floor for Lee, with the possibility of 15+ points.
Marvin Jones ($4,000) – Kenny Golladay missed practice on Thursday and the Vikings are very good at taking away number one WR options, which bodes poorly for Golden Tate, but well for the second option in the offense, which could be Jones on Sunday
Austin Sefarian Jenkins ($3,000) ASJ returned from suspension last week and with the Jets down a bunch of TEs, ASJ caught 5 of 6 targets for 31 yards. With a week wideout corps, ASJ can be one of the top receivers for the Jets this season.
Evan Engram ($3,000) As mentioned above, the Giants may be down a couple of RBs this week and even when healthy, the Giants running game is dire. The pass offense picked up last week and Engram is developing into a consistent 10 DK PPG scorer.
49ers ($2,200) – Don’t laugh, but the Niners are a decent punt play on defense. Carson Palmer is usually good to throw a pick or two or get sacked a bunch of times each game – last week, he was sacked 6 times against Dallas. They won’t score big, but 5 pts from a bottom price defense frees up money to spend elsewhere.