Cheap DFS Lineup Makers for Week 4

by Taylor Smith ·

Finding cheap DFS pieces is key to cashing in DFS on FanDuel. These “lineup makers” allow you to jam in the high-priced running backs that offer the safe floors with insane ceilings. Identifying these lineup makers can be tricky sometimes, but here are the best value plays for the Week 4 DFS main slate based on the advanced stats, metrics, and player profiles.

Wayne Gallman, RB: $5800

Wayne Gallman has some big shoes to fill with Saquon Barkley’s high ankle sprain. He will now be the unquestioned leader of the backfield for the next 4-6 weeks and he checks in at just $5800 on FanDuel this weekend.

Wayne Gallman Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Gallman doesn’t have anywhere near Barkley’s ceiling, as he isn’t as athletic and doesn’t have the pass-catching ability. But he will benefit from the No. 2 ranked run-blocking unit that Barkley enjoyed. Daniel Jones also seems to have breathed life into the offense, so Gallman could benefit from plenty of red zone opportunities. He will likely be the chalk in cash with two elite fantasy backs playing on Sunday night.

Darrel Williams, RB: $5500

The NFL continues to prove that RB doesn’t matter. Darrel Williams filled in for the injured Chiefs’ starters and topped 100 total yards on just 14 touches. With Damien Williams still not practicing, the Chiefs will likely not push LeSean McCoy after he aggravated his ankle issue halfway through Week 3.

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Darrel Williams doesn’t have much going for him on his advanced metrics profile, but he is playing in an offense led by Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid. Sometimes that’s all you need to be fantasy relevant.

Christian Kirk, WR: $5900

The Arizona Cardinals continue to play at the fastest pace in the NFL, averaging a No. 1-ranked 51 pass plays per game. This raises the floor of Christian Kirk, who is now No. 3 among all receivers in targets with 32. That game plan is likely not changing anytime soon, meaning fantasy gamers need to continue taking advantage of Kirk’s cheap price tag.

Kirk vs. Larry Fitzgerald has been a coin flip thus far, but people should be chasing Kirk’s youth. He now ranks No. 7 in yards after the catch compared to Fitzgerald’s No. 22 rank. Continue banking on his target volume and ability after the catch.

Curtis Samuel, WR: $5800

Curtis Samuel was identified as a lineup maker in Week 3 and he didn’t disappoint. While he didn’t crush with QB Kyle Allen spread the ball around, he took advantage of his accuracy, hauling in five of seven targets. He turned those into 53 yards and a score, hitting value for DFS gamers.

Samuel now has a matchup with the 35-year-old Johnathan Joseph and the Texans secondary. They gave up big games to speedy receivers in Ted Ginn and D.J. Chark before allowing Keenan Allen to top 180 yards on them.

Parris Campbell, WR: $5600

With T.Y. Hilton nursing a quad injury, Parris Campbell has a shot at stepping into a featured role for the Colts. His snaps spiked to over 50 percent in Week 3 when Hilton went down, indicating that he could be a full-time player in his stead.

Campbell has game-breaking athleticism, as evidenced by his 4.31 (100th-percentile) 40-yard dash and his 135.5 (97th-percentile) Burst Score. An analytics-driven organization like Indianapolis should take advantage of his matchup with Daryl Worley (4.64 40-yard dash).

Emmanuel Sanders, WR: $5500

Emmanuel Sanders voiced his displeasure to the media following the Broncos loss to the Packers in Week 3. He only received four targets in the contest while being shadowed by Jaire Alexander. The good news is that he’s up against a Jags secondary that will be without Jalen Ramsey. Sanders was a top-5 PPR WR through two weeks, so buy his falling price while others are fading based on one matchup.

Will Dissly, TE: $5400

The chalky cheap tight end on this slate is going to be Will Dissly. Not only has he hauled in three touchdowns in his last two games, but he also flashed that same level of upside in 2018 before his season was cut short.

Will Dissly Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

He doesn’t have elite top-end speed, as his 92.7 Speed Score ranks in the 39th-percentile, but he does have an 11.47 (65th-percentile) Agility Score. That extra wiggle shows up in the red zone, where he has three scores from over the last two games.

Dissly, who ranks No. 1 in Production Premium and fantasy points per target among tight ends, will also benefit from extra snaps after the Seahawks jettisoned Nick Vannett to Pittsburgh. He is in a premium matchup at a cheap price.