As per last week, let’s start with a review of how my picks did in week 4.
Week 5 DFS
|QB||Drew Brees||22.40%||NO 20 MIA 0 Final||2 PaTD, 268 PaYds, 3 RuYds||19.02|
|RB||Leonard Fournette||21.70%||JAX 20 NYJ 23 Final||86 RuYds, 1 RecTD, 59 RecYds, 4 REC||24.5|
|RB||Christian McCaffrey||10.90%||CAR 33 NE 30 Final||16 RuYds, 33 RecYds, 4 REC||8.9|
|WR||Larry Fitzgerald||21.40%||SF 15 ARI 18 Final||1 RecTD, 32 RecYds, 4 REC||13.2|
|WR||DeAndre Hopkins||16.60%||TEN 14 HOU 57 Final||1 RecTD, 107 RecYds, 10 REC, 1 100+Rec||29.7|
|WR||Marvin Jones Jr.||2.30%||DET 14 MIN 7 Final||42 RecYds, 2 REC||6.2|
|TE||Charles Clay||13.00%||BUF 23 ATL 17 Final||112 RecYds, 5 REC, 1 100+Rec||19.2|
|FLEX||Allen Hurns||8.30%||JAX 20 NYJ 23 Final||42 RecYds, 4 REC||8.2|
|DST||Jaguars||16.30%||JAX 20 NYJ 23 Final||5 SACK, 1 INT, 1 DFR, 1 DefTD||15|
As we can see, most of these picks panned out. I should have had more faith in the DeShaun Watson to Deandre Hopkins handcuff and started Watson in place of Brees who under performed for his track history. Jones, Hursn and McCaffrey had mid level games that couldn’t stand up to the monster game Todd Gurley put in. So, let’s look at this week:
The Rodgers vs Dallas match up is one that i’m just super excited about this week. I’m handcuffing with Jordy Nelson for the big score, I hope.
Fournette hasn’t had a bad game yet. He’s Jacksonville’s main weapon and every week he shows why he was drafted so high. The cost to benefit ratio is still favorable on most weeks.
McCaffrey has become a heavy weapon in the Carolina offense. He should be taking off any day now. When he does, expect a rush to add CMC to the lineup. His points are average right now but he’s yet to find the end zone, which would make him a high value start.
This is exactly what it looks like. A boom or bust player against a soft defense in a situation where he normally excels. I’m comfortable with Benjamin, you could also put Nelson Agholor or Marvin Jones in this spot if it tickles your fancy.
You don’t have to like the Jay Cutler to like the opportunity for Landry to take advantage of a good match up. Tennessee is giving up big games to WRs right now and Jarvis has been having a solid year.
Jordy is worth the cost to gain some much needed points with most of GB struggling through injuries. Montgomery is out so GB will have to air it out a bit more often than previous weeks. They can make that happen against Dallas.
Derek Carr might suit up for Oakland or he might not. Either way, a trusty TE is a great weapon to have when you’re struggling to go deep.
There’s no one left on the roster to take snaps from Blount. You gotta think he finally gets the reps to put up more than 10 pts a game.
Myles Garrett is on his way back and Cleveland has been waiting to show what their defense can do. This is their week if there’s going to be one.
So that’s my team. Who are you starting this week?