Welcome to week 4 my friends as we get you prepared for some great bargain plays this week. Let’s review last week’s bargain plays and see if they were a hit or a miss.
Trevor Lawrence ($5,500) 11.5 points
Saquon Barkley ($6,500) 21.4 points
Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($4,800) 20.9 points
Robert Woods ($5,700) 6.8 points
Tyler Boyd ($4,700) 13.6 points
K.J. Osborn ($3,500) 4.6 points
Jared Cook ($3,900) 4.7 points
Emmanuel Sanders ($4,200) 26.4 points
Raiders DST ($3,400) 4 points
Four hits and five misses. Not bad for playing bargains and hitting at 44%. It’s better than Shaquille O’Neal’s free throw rate was, so I’ll take it. Remember, we can’t win them all, but we can place with these players. I used four of these players in a 50/50 and won. I highly suggest you try the same because doubling your money is always fun, even if it’s $10.
Now, onto the bargain plays!
Taylor Heinicke, QB, Washington FT ($5,900)
Taylor Heinicke has been doing well since Ryan Fitzpatrick went down in week one. He has been doing so good, who knows if Fitzpatrick even becomes the starter once healthy. Washington gets to take on Atlanta in the dome whose defense is, as I say, lackluster. Over the last couple weeks, Heinicke has put up 23+ points, preparing for a third game in a row with a chance to give him 30 DK points.
D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions ($6,200)
How is Swift still this low? He’s been averaging over 20 DK points outside of week two and has dropped $800 since week two. This kid will not be slacking against rival Chicago Bears and if anyone thinks Swift won’t cash, just add him into a lineup and laugh as his points just blow up.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs ($5,400)
So nice we will do it twice. With only an increase of $600 from last week you can’t go wrong on a bell-cow running back, especially against the Philadelphia Eagles who allowed Ezekiel Elliott over 100 total yards and two touchdowns. Let’s keep this streak up with CEH as he should see 15-20 touches and a touchdown.
Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys ($6,000)
Two bad weeks in a row so you know Cooper is about ready to go off; and why not go off for a long one at home against the Carolina Panthers? He’s due and it’s more than likely to happen. This is his week.
Robert Woods, WR, LA Rams ($5,300)
Another repeat player from last week but Robert Woods will be eventually the one that explodes in this Rams’ offense. Maybe I was just a week too soon on him as it was a Cooper Kupp and DeSean Jackson week last week against Tampa. Arizona has a really good defensive line, but their corners are the question. Matthew Stafford has had eyes for Kupp since the season began. I can see Arizona trying to shut down Kupp and this will be the week we’ve been looking to get from Woods. At this price, yes please!
Robby Anderson, WR, Carolina Panthers ($5,100)
The Panthers are cooking to a 3-0 record, but the loss of Christian McCaffrey has me thinking they may be passing more to the wide receivers than we have seen all season. Sam Darnold used to be Anderson’s quarterback with the Jets, but the chemistry just hasn’t been there yet this season as Anderson has only been targeted 11 times. This game has shootout written all over it and Anderson will be a big part of the game.
Dawson Knox, TE, Buffalo Bills ( $3,600)
The position of tight end has been rough this year outside of Travis Kelce and Darren Waller. Dawson Knox has been featured more in the Buffalo Bills offense and it’s been a joy watching him finally come into his own. The Bills offense is very pass happy and we should be hearing Knox’s name more often. Let’s hope he stays cheap.
BONUS PLAY OF THE WEEK:
David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears ($5,800)
The Bears were a disaster last week. David Montgomery was held to 10 rushing attempts and caught only two of his four targets for a total of 65 yards. It was the first time this season he was below 17 total touches. This will be a good get-right game as the Bears get to take on the Detroit Lions who are allowing 4.2 yards per carry and are not good against pass-catching backs. This game has Montgomery getting over 20 touches written all over it with a touchdown or two.
DEFENSE I’M PLAYING WITH CONFIDENCE:
Green Bay Packers DST ($3,300)
The Packers get the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. This Pittsburgh offense looks bad as Ben Roethlisberger appears to be done. He has a noodle arm and a bad offensive line. I can see this Packers defense giving Pittsburgh hell causing fumbles, interceptions and getting sacks.
Best of luck this week and be sure to check out the latest episode of the Loaded Box Podcast as we discuss our favorite against-the-spread picks for Week 4 of the 2021 NFL Season!