Lineup construction is different for the XFL than for NFL DFS. Only six offensive players make the roster, with one quarterback, one running back, two WR/TE spots, and two flexes. That means we don’t have to roster a tight end and can load up on high-upside wide receivers. It also means tight ends could be much lower owned, which could be an edge.
The scoring system is carried over from the NFL, with the lone exception being three-point conversions counting for…three fantasy points. Yes, the XFL has three-point PATs, which are attempted from the 10-yard line.
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XFL DFS Week 4 Quarterback Picks
Top Play: Ben DiNucci ($10,800 DraftKings): Seattle Sea Dragons vs. San Antonio Brah
Ben DiNucci once again slots in as our top play this week, as he absolutely lit it up last week. He had the best performance of any quarterback in the XFL so far this season, throwing for 377 yards and four touchdowns while adding 32 rushing yards on the ground. He completed 78.4% of his passes while averaging 10.2 yards per attempt. DiNucci put on a clinic for Seattle Sea Dragons fans.
The Sea Dragons continue to operate a very pass-heavy offense that creates useful fantasy scores. DiNucci leads all quarterbacks in the league by 15 passing attempts through three games. DiNucci will likely be the most popular quarterback play on the slate, but for good reason.
Top Value: A.J. McCarron ($10,700 DraftKings): St. Louis Battlehawks vs. Arlington Renegades
There isn’t much value at the quarterback position this week as pricing becomes more efficient, but A.J. McCarron is the next best value after the golden boy Ben DiNucci. McCarron has had a solid start to the season for St. Louis, ranking third in the league in passing yards, attempts, and total air yards. McCarrpn was pretty impressive in last week’s loss to the Defenders, throwing for 262 yards and four touchdowns but also throwing two interceptions.
The Battlehawks have been a pass-heavy offense which is very valuable, and they’re matching up with the Renegades, who have the second-worst PFF coverage grade in the league. They’ll likely stick with the pass-heavy approach, as we should see another high attempt number out of McCarron.
XFL DFS Week 4 Running Back Picks
Top Play: Max Borghi ($9,300 DraftKings): Houston Roughnecks at Orlando Guardians
Max Borghi turned in an impressive performance last week, handling 15 carries for 74 yards and seeing some passing game work. Borghi had four targets, catching all four balls for 12 yards. His passing game usage is a little bit fragile, as he only ran 11 passing routes, with backup Brycen Alleyne working in and running ten routes, also seeing four targets.
Borghi and the Roughnecks are matching up with the Orlando Guardians, who just dropped their third straight game and are one of two winless teams remaining. Orlando did a good job limiting Arlington on the ground last week, as the Renegades only averaged 2.3 yards per carry. Borghi has strong usage and still is one of the top projected backs on the slate despite Orlando’s run defense having a successful week.
Top Value: De’Veon Smith ($6,500 DraftKings): Arlington Renegades at St. Louis Battlehawks
De’Veon Smith continues to handle potentially the most valuable role in the entire league. He handled 69.23% of the team’s rush attempts last week, carrying the ball 18 times for 48 yards. He also caught one ball for six yards. He only had one target, but he has had a fairly strong role in the passing game, as he ran a route on 16 of Kyle Sloter’s 26 dropbacks last week.
The matchup causes some excitement, as the BattleHawks are among the bottom 3 teams in terms of rush defense. The Renegades were unsuccessful on the ground last week, but the soft matchup provides a nice “get-right” spot. He’s our top Points/Salary play at the running back position.
XFL DFS Week 4 Wide Receiver/Tight End Picks
Top Play: Jahcour Pearson ($10,300 DraftKings) Seattle Sea Dragons vs. San Antonio Brahmas
I hyped up Josh Gordon last week at low ownership, and he did not disappoint. He turned in 118 yards and two touchdowns on six catches. As much as I’d love to hype him up, I’m going to lead you to the most optimal play, which is Jahcour Pearson.
Pearson has 272 receiving yards through three weeks and hasn’t had less than 78 receiving yards in a game. He’s also seen at least seven targets in every game and runs a route on practically every dropback. It’s really hard to poke a hole in his game. He’s highly-priced and will come with a lot of ownership, but the only reason not to play him is simply due to ownership.
He is a perfect combination of floor and ceiling.
Top Value: Cody Latimer ($5,600 DraftKings) Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks
Another week, another Cody Latimer mispricing. Latimer is priced at just $5,600 despite the stellar start to the season he’s had. He is tied for second in the league with targets and tied for third in catches. The other players close to him in stats, like Jahcour Pearson, Blake Jackson, and Jontre Kirklin, all are priced at $7,500+, with Pearson in the $10,000s.
Latimer is coming off another strong week, running a route on 29 of 38 dropbacks. He saw eight targets, catching six balls for 66 yards, while no one else on the team saw more than four targets. He’s our top Points/Salary play on the weekend and comes in at a very affordable price point.