At Insider, some of our favorite Week 4 DFS picks on DraftKings include Derek Carr, Jason Witten and Frank Gore. Stacking Randall Cobb with Aaron Rodgers against the 49ers is one foundation for a winning team in 50/50 games.
Each week I will recap the picks I made in the previous week's column to gauge the accuracy of my advice. References to rankings are for that player's position.
Carson Palmer - he finished as QB12, which is solid given how quickly the Cardinals went up 14-0.
Brandon Weeden - definitely wanted to avoid him; he scored 8.28 FPT. Four of the five value quarterbacks I suggested instead had much better days. Only Nick Foles disappointed.
Frank Gore - my contrarian pick, Gore stepped up with 22.4 FPT in what was really one of the best RB performances Andrew Luck has had in Indy. Tip: we like Gore again this week.
Eric Decker - why am I giving myself a hit for a guy who didn't play? I write these articles on Tuesday. Injuries are very up in the air at that point. I'm giving myself credit for Decker because in the article I wrote to monitor his situation and to pay up for Brandon Marshall (28.9 FPT) should Decker be out. That worked out.
Ted Ginn Jr. - 13.3 FPT on $3,300 salary? I'll take that. I didn't take Ginn in any of my entries though. He would have been better than some of these bad misses.
Ben Roethlisberger - I warned about the Steelers having a letdown, which did happen through both performance and injury, but I still supported taking Ben, who finished with just 6.68 FPT.
Jonathan Stewart - Ouch, he only had 5.2 FPT as Cam Newton had the big day for Carolina's offense with Greg Olsen coming alive.
Isaiah Crowell - Even worse than Stewart, Crowell only had 3.6 FPT.
Danny Woodhead - Okay, I had another bad week at writing about running backs. Woodhead finished with 7.3 FPT in an overall down day for the San Diego offense.
Giovani Bernard - I said to avoid him, but 11.3 FPT on $4,700 is respectable. Given the other bad picks I made here, it looks even better.
Allen Robinson - 10.8 FPT isn't terrible, but I picked the wrong Allen from Jacksonville. Hurns had a big TD that helped him finish with 15 FPT on a cheaper salary.
Doug Baldwin - only 6.5 FPT is pretty bad. I suggested too many Seahawks in an effort to take advantage of Chicago's poor defense. At least in the late matchup column I said Jimmy Graham was a safer bet than Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch, but this was still a big miss.
Jared Cook - Yay, one catch for seven yards. I wasn't the only one drinking the Cook Kool-aid this week, but he screwed us. Watching the game live, I knew things were going to be bad when Lance Kendricks was getting more targets than Cook.
Week 1 tally: 8-4
Week 2 tally: 7-5
Week 3 tally: 5-8
Season tally: 20-17
I'd rather not go into detail on my Week 3 DFS experience. Let's just say Roethlisberger's injury did not help Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, and I should have had Devonta Freeman in more than one lineup.