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Week four DFS don’ts: Kicker and Defense

week four DFS don'ts

Yesterday was a great day for the NFL. Finally, we saw the majority of games be competitive and high scoring. It’s too bad the day culminated in a Sunday night dud, as the Raiders looked to be asleep at the wheel. We can only hope week four will provide us with more incredible finishes. Moving on, let’s look at which kicker and defense is on my week four DFS don’ts.

Blair Walsh: FanDuel Price $4,800

Usually, I like kickers who are huge home favorites, but not this week. In week two, Blair Walsh was a large home favorite against the 49ers. In that game, he only scored six points and missed an extra point. If there is one thing the Indianapolis Colts can do, it’s stop the run. This means that Russell Wilson and company will have to do most of their damage through the air.

As we saw yesterday, that could mean Walsh only get to kick extra points. That’s not good enough for DFS purposes. It doesn’t matter if you play in tournaments or cash games, you need your kicker to get you at least nine points. Walsh hasn’t scored double digit points yet this season and his $4,800 price tag is the last straw that lands him on my week four DFS don’ts list.

Atlanta Falcons: FanDuel Price $4,800

This Falcons defense has proven to be a different unit when playing at home the past two seasons (Courtesy of;

The Atlanta Falcons defense is highly overrated. They have come within two snaps of losing to the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Now, Lions are no doubt one of the better offensive teams in the NFL. The same cannot be said for the Bears. However, this unit has proved to elevate their play when at home. I’ll be staying away this week.

The Falcons will host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday. Ordinarily, I would be all over this match up, until I saw what the Bills did this past Sunday. They were able to move the ball, and more importantly, moderately control the line of scrimmage.

The Falcons will likely be without Vic Beasley again when they face the Bills. If Buffalo can whether the initial offensive storm of Atlanta, they can keep this game close and get LeSean McCoy involved early. I know the matchup looks good on paper, but so did Tampa Bay’s last week versus Minnesota and I didn’t like that either.


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