Week 4 Flex Targets DraftKings 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal We finally got some exciting football games in Week 3, after two straight weeks of unusual football. That should carry over into this week as there are some interesting matchups across the board and some potential shootouts to look for. As always, I will go over some players that you may want to consider in your flex spot for the main slate. Let’s jump right into it and go over some of these targets.

Running Back

Dalvin Cook $6,500 vs. Detroit Lions

For the second time this season, Cook received 25+ touches in a game and has now played in 69 percent of the Vikings snaps. He is also responsible for 23.1 percent of the red zone targets and 58.3 of the red zone rush attempts. Lastly, he has received 13 targets through the first three games. The matchup against the Lions is not as bad as it may seem. The Lions are giving up 153.7 total yards per game to running backs, while yielding two touchdowns to opposing backs. They are also allowing over 25 fantasy points per game to the position. The Vikings have made it clear that they do not mind giving Cook a heavy workload. He could be in for another 20+ touch game this week and at this price, could certainly exceed value.

Joe Mixon $5,700 at Cleveland Browns

Mixon gets a favorable matchup against a Browns defense that has allowed a rushing touchdown in each of their last two games, as well as an average of 104 rushing yards per game during that stretch. Since the start of the season, he has received more carries on a weekly basis and is coming off of a game where he rushed 18 times. In addition, he also received three targets and totaled over 100 yards for the first time in his NFL career. The Bengals are slight favorites on the road and I expect them to get an early lead and lean heavily on Mixon. We have yet to witness a ceiling game out of him this season, but this is one of those matchups where it can possibly happen.

Wide Receiver

Tyrell Williams $4,400 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Despite a slow start to the season, Williams is still second on this offense with 18 targets and has played in 93 percent of the snaps, so the opportunity has certainly been there, it is just a matter of executing. What better way to do it than against the Eagles secondary that came into the season ranked dead last by PFF. Philadelphia is giving up over 40 fantasy points per game to receivers, while allowing 16.3 receptions and 185.3 yards per game, as well as three touchdowns. There is risk in rostering him this week due to the low floor, but there is also immense upside at a very reasonable price. Travis Benjamin $3,600 also makes for an enticing tournament play at his price point if you need the salary savings.

Larry Fitzgerald $6,100 vs. San Francisco

The seemingly ageless Fitzgerald put on a show on Monday night, catching 13-of-15 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown. He has now been peppered with 34 targets this season and has a catch rate of 65 percent. He accounts for 30.8 percent of the Cardinals red zone targets and has played in 96 percent of the snaps. The 49ers have allowed four touchdowns to opposing receivers this season, while yielding 158.7 receiving yards and over 30 fantasy points per game to the position. He has a great matchup as he is projected to be covered by K'Waun Williams, who Fitzgerald has a 71 percent advantage rating against per PFF. Since he played on Monday night, we did not get the price adjustment for his big performance, therefore he comes at a reasonable price. There is a lot to like about him this week.

Tight End

Jared Cook $3,300 at Denver Broncos

Denver has been generous to tight ends in their last two contests, allowing 17 catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns during that span. Cook scored his first touchdown of the season last week and now has 17 targets for the season, which is second most behind Amari Cooper. In addition, he accounts for 13 percent of the red zone targets and has played in 76 percent of the snaps this season. Playing in Denver is never ideal, but at this price and considering his role on this offense, as well as his ownership, Cook is an enticing tournament option this week.

Good luck to all this week. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal