Everybody up to speed? The Dolphins got shutout by the Ravens, Blake Bortles looked like a legit QB against Indy and Chicago embarrassed Carolina. Alright, exactly what we expected to happen. This season is destroying stereotypes left and right. As usual, let’s see how last weeks lineup did before getting into this week.
DFS Week 7
|QB||Matt Ryan||17.10%||ATL 7 NE 23 Final||1 PaTD, 233 PaYds, 37 RuYds||17.02|
|RB||Christian McCaffrey||8.60%||CAR 3 CHI 17 Final||10 RuYds, 36 RecYds, 7 REC||11.6|
|RB||Jerick McKinnon||13.80%||BAL 16 MIN 24 Final||47 RuYds, 10 RecYds, 3 REC||8.7|
|WR||Nelson Agholor||18.60%||WAS 24 PHI 34 Final||1 RecTD, 45 RecYds, 4 REC||14.5|
|WR||Devin Funchess||4.70%||CAR 3 CHI 17 Final||41 RecYds, 4 REC||8.1|
|WR||Demaryius Thomas||17.10%||DEN 0 LAC 21 Final||9 RecYds, 2 REC||2.9|
|TE||Evan Engram||8.20%||SEA 24 NYG 7 Final||1 RecTD, 60 RecYds, 6 REC||18|
|FLEX||Adrian Peterson||22.80%||ARI 0 LAR 33 Final||21 RuYds, 12 RecYds, 1 REC||4.3|
|DST||Saints||11.30%||NO 26 GB 17 Final||1 SACK, 1 INT, 1 14-20 PA||4|
|TOTAL FANTASY POINTS: 89.12|
Oh God, how awful was that? AP and the Cardinals manage to put up exactly zero points in London and Matt Ryan has his worst performance of the year on the one week I resist my urge to vomit and start him. Ugh, screw it. Moving on.
The Colts made Bortles look like a competent quarterback last week. I’m taking a legit signal caller with a high powered offense to put them down early.
McKinnon’s value for me is still worth the start in DFS leagues. He’s got home run ability and a reasonable price tag. Against the Browns I’ll give him the nod and hope they pound it home.
A pass catching running back in a favorable match up against a soft defense is a good start. Washington and Dallas play each other hard and will look to put their best weapons out front, Thompson being one of those.
Will Fuller, V
Seattle will have to contend with a potential Rookie of the Year and DeAndre Hopkins, leaving Will Fuller open to mark yet another game this year with at least one touchdown.
Ted Ginn, Jr.
The Bears kept the Panthers out of the end one all day but Carolina lacks that true deep threat that Ted Ginn brings to New Orleans this year. With stunning speed, Ginn can get behind Chicago and take one deep.
One of the best receivers in the league in a match up against one of the worst all around teams. A.J. has the opportunity for a career day against Indianapolis.
You gotta get up pretty early the morning to slow down what the Vikings are doing on offense even with a revolving door at quarterback. Will 9:30 am work? Doubt it. Rudolph should benefit from a team that hasn’t managed to stop anyone from imposing their will all season.
San Francisco has struggled mightily against running backs. They’re allowing the kind of yards that makes Blount, even in a shared backfield an attractive position this week.
Cincinnatti faces a team with 3 points in the last 6 quarters. Enough said really.