WEEK 4 PICKS: Agholor’s Breakout Game

Week 3 will be remembered as a week of lofty stats for players at every position, as fantasy scoring exploded. There were several ways to cash in on PickChamps, going with big offers for yardage or touchdowns. A key takeaway from Week 3 is to not go overboard in thinking that the enormous numbers we saw last week are a commonality. In fact, it would me much smarter to try and forget last week and temper our expectations as we move forward.

Ty Montgomery (WR) will have at least 34 receiving yards

Devante Adams can’t seem to stay on the field giving Montgomery, a rookie out of Stanford, the shot at being the Packers third wide receiver this week. Being the third wide receiver for the best quarterback in the game is always a good thing, and the 49ers should be keyed in on stopping Randall Cobb after his three-touchdown performance Monday night. Montgomery should be in line for more targets without Adams on the field, and was already able to surpass the 34-yard mark Week 2 against the Seahawks. San Francisco will offer much less resistance through the air than Seattle, and there’s a good chance Ty has this pick wrapped up by halftime.

Suggestion: 25 Points X 22.22 Offer: 555.50 Winnings

Nelson Agholor (WR) will have at least 80 receiving yards

Jordan Matthews has been the star receiver for the Eagles thus far, but Agholor should begin getting more involved starting this week. The Eagles’ No. 2 receiver has been on the field for plenty of the snaps, but hasn’t been targeted heavily as of yet. Chip Kelly stated in his press conference that Algohor is doing a good job of getting open and the offense needs to get him the ball. The Redskins defense is nothing spectacular and is coming off giving a rough game to Rueben Randle (7 catches, 116 yards, TD), another No. 2 receiving option on his respective team. Look for Agholor to have his breakout game this week.

Suggestion: 25 Points X 22.22 Offer: 555.50 Winnings

Mike Evans (WR) will have at least 1 TD

Evans is yet to find the end zone in this early season, but that should change this weekend as Tampa matches up with Carolina. He missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury and has seen his workload increase since then. He recorded a 7-catch, 101-receiving yard game Sunday, but the more telling stat was that he was targeted 17 times. While that’s an unsustainable number, it’s evident that Jameis Winston is targeting Evans heavily and he has the size to be a tremendous red zone target.

Suggestion: 25 Points X 5.00 Offer: 125.00 Winnings

Jimmy Clausen (QB) will throw at least 3 TD passes

This is going to sound like an odd suggestion given the Bears are coming off posting a goose egg in Seattle. However, this week should be a different story for Clausen and the Bears. They head back to Chicago where they have home field advantage and get a much easier matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Josh McCown was able to manage two touchdown passes against the Raiders, so there’s reason to believe that Oakland is susceptible to the pass. Also, the Bears should welcome back one of the league’s best wide receivers, as it looks like Alshon Jeffery should give it a go.

Suggestion: 15 Points X 25.00 Offer: 375.00 Winnings

J.J. Watt (D) has at least 1 TD

What makes the PickChamps so unique, is that not only can you look at a defense, but you can take an IDP. In real life, there is no better defensive player in the league than J.J. Watt. This pick is great, because there’s always a chance for either a defensive or even an offensive touchdown by him. Watt has lined up as a wide out and possesses the athleticism to use his big frame to go up and grab a fade without much competition from opposing defenses. Of course, a pick-six or fumble return could be in the cards as well. This is a high-risk, high-reward situation making the suggestion a modest number here.

Suggestion: 10 Points X 25.00 Offer: 250.00 Winnings

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Written by Kevin Payne
Kevin has been playing fantasy sports for the last 20 years and got into DFS five years ago. He's been a regular contributor at Rotowire.com for over a decade and covered football, baseball, basketball and soccer. Kevin has had several "big hits" doing DFS over the last several years and continues to play heavily in both DFS and season-long league. At glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees.