NFL Preseason Picks for FanDuel and DraftKings – 2017 Week 4

Welcome to another edition of ResearchFantasy’s NFL Breakdown. These picks are what I consider to be the best play of the day, relative to their price. One of the most important things we must consider in daily fantasy is how many points a player gets per dollar. It helps us identify value plays to pair with studs that we know will produce in order to maximize our potential points in lineups. I also try to identify plays that can be used in either cash games or tournaments. Typically, when I build my cash games, I am looking for players that have the best floor combined with good upside. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let us know!

Prices are FantasyDraft/FanDuel/DraftKings


Patrick Mahomes – I am expecting the fourth game to be a highlight reel of what Patrick Mahomes will likely be doing for the rest of his career. There is no reason to use Alex Smith, and we know what we have in Tyler Bray. That leaves Mahomes and Joel Stave. I would expect to see enough of Mahomes that he will likely be a top scoring quarterback this week.

Cardale Jones – Jones looks to be in line to play maybe the entire game for the Chargers with both Philip Rivers and Kellen Clemens sitting. He has good arm strength and is mobile for a guy of his size. I am a big fan of playing guys who should be seeing time, and that is Jones to a tee this week.


Matt Dayes – I loved Matt Dayes at North Carolina State and he has been amazing in Cleveland thus far. He is absolutely playing for a roster spot, and should be able to grab one with a good showing. The Browns will likely have him out there for a lot of the game, and I expect him to be a monster again.

Troymaine Pope – Pope could be another guy that sees basically the whole game this week. There is no reason for the vast majority of the Colts backs to play, which should leave the junk time in preseason specialist to clean up once again. He should see a ton of work, but very well could be popular.


Tanner Gentry – Gentry is a solid receiver out of Wyoming, who you will hear a lot about this year because Josh Allen is quarterback there. He looks good, and he is very good at tracking the deep ball. I suspect he could be playing for a roster spot, and should see extended time this week.

Tommylee Lewis – Lewis was one of my favorite plays in week one of the preseason, and he will be right back there in the final game of the preseason. He has explosive play making ability, and does not need a whole game to rack up a ton of points. He is trying to carve a roll for himself here, and I think he will be a contributor.

Josh Reynolds – I was tossing up either Reynolds or teammate Pharoh Cooper here, but being that Reynolds is the newer guy, I will give him the edge. He was dynamic at Texas A&M, and I think he has a place on this team if he can have a nice game here.


George Kittle – It is tough to say what the Niners are likely to do with their new starting tight end, but it is possible that he will see a lot of time in this game. Just because he is the starter does not mean he has the experience, and it is likely that he will get it this week.

Xavier Grimble – I am kind of dumpster diving right now, but Grimble is likely to be the tight end on the field the most for the Steelers this weekend. He was able to grab a touchdown last week, and I think he could see some more targets in this one. Quite frankly, that is enough for me.



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