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Yahoo DFS Picks Week 4: NFL DFS lineup advice for

Last week was an unusual one for daily fantasy football, but that’s in the rearview mirror. Time to look toward and build the best Week 4 Yahoo DFS tournament lineups. Because of the boom-or-bust nature that often accompanies at least a few GPP picks, we have a play at wide receiver that might shock you, but hey, no risk it, no biscuit.

Christian McCaffrey’s hamstring injury on Thursday night set the tone for a painful Week 3 that saw several more players lost due to hamstring injuries. The presumptive absences directly influence our decisions this week, including our selection of rookie Chuba Hubbard. Hubbard will be as chalky of a play as you’ll see, but that’s not necessarily a reason to avoid him here.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

We have some cheaper options that help us afford some big-name studs at the other spots in our lineups. Yes, we want to differentiate our lineups, but you always have to make room for some of the dominant players in fantasy.

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It’s essentially the same as FanDuel, with four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 4: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

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  • #1

    QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks @ 49ers ($34)

    Week 3 was disappointing, but Wilson has surpassed 23 fantasy points in two of three contests. At the very least, we know Pete Carroll and Co. will be locked in trying to avoid a 1-3 start. We like Wilson when the stakes are high, and we know he can produce against anyone.

  • #2

    ​RB Alvin Kamara, Saints vs. Giants ($33)

    The Saints utterly dominated the Packers in Week 1 before meeting two tough defenses in subsequent weeks. Kamara’s volume has been plentiful, but the efficiency should improve with friendlier opponentsand game flow. The Giants, who struggling covering backs in the passing game, certainly qualify as a “friendlier opponent.”

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  • #3

    RB Chuba Hubbard, Panthers @ Cowboys ($17)

    When Christian McCaffrey went down last season, the Panthers fed Mike Davis like an RB1. Hubbard is CMC’s direct backup and will get the opportunity to handle the lead role for at least the next week or two. Based on last Thursday’s performance when Hubbard had 11 carries and five targets, he’ll get plenty of opportunities against the good-but-not-great Cowboys defense.

  • #4

    WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs @ Eagles ($30)

    Hill has been quiet the past two weeks, which may keep his ownership relatively low. The Chiefs are going to kick it into another gear to avoid starting 1-3. As long as Hill is healthy, he’s a threat to deliver a monster performance against anyone.

  • #5

    WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers vs. Seahawks ($15)

    Aiyuk scored last week as he was finally unleashed, but it wouldn’t be a shock to see others hesitant to buy in without another strong performance. We’re betting on his big-play ability and the scoring opportunities he’s afforded against a bad Seahawks secondary.

  • #6

    ​WR Kadarius Toney, Giants @ Saints ($10)

    Toney might not have a choice but to see opportunities this week. Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton will be hampered (if not out) because of hamstring injuries, and Toney is coming off his season-high in snaps. This is a wild-card type of play but we like the upside.

  • #7

    ​TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Eagles ($31)

    Kelce has 26 targets on the season and has carried over his dominance from 2020. Hill and Kelce are the focal points of the Chiefs offense, so we’re going to roll with the duo instead of paying up for Patrick Mahomes.

  • #8

    ​FLEX D’Andre Swift, Lions @ Bears ($16)

    The Bears aren’t an attractive opponent to pick on, but they’ve been middle-of-the-pack against running backs in the early going. Remember, they’re installing a new defensive system, so an adjustment period is to be expected. Swift has scored 20-plus fantasy points in two of his first three games and leads the Lions in carries (33) and targets (23).

  • #9

    ​DEF Titans @ Jets ($13)

    Better days are ahead for the Jets — just not necessarily this Sunday. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has a ways to go before he’s not a threat to throw multiple picks. It’s also worth mentioning that Mike LaFleur is a first-time coordinator and play-caller, and the Titans’ defense isn’t as bad as we expected.



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