In the interest of transparency (and occasionally to brag) we continue to start by reviewing how my picks did last week and move into what we can do in the coming week.
DFS week 12
|QB||Ben Roethlisberger||67.30%||GB 28 PIT 31 Final||4 PaTD, 351 PaYds, 2 INT, 1 300+Pass, 25 RuYds, 1 2PtPass||35.54|
|RB||Jamaal Williams||28.70%||GB 28 PIT 31 Final||1 RuTD, 66 RuYds, 1 RecTD, 69 RecYds, 4 REC||29.5|
|RB||Danny Woodhead||29.70%||HOU 16 BAL 23 Final||22 RuYds, 23 RecYds, 4 REC||8.5|
|WR||Antonio Brown||77.10%||GB 28 PIT 31 Final||2 RecTD, 169 RecYds, 10 REC, 1 100+Rec, 1 2PT||43.9|
|WR||Martavis Bryant||54.70%||GB 28 PIT 31 Final||1 RecTD, 40 RecYds, 4 REC, 1 RuYds||14.1|
|WR||Mike Wallace||40.20%||HOU 16 BAL 23 Final||48 RecYds, 5 REC||9.8|
|TE||Benjamin Watson||58%||HOU 16 BAL 23 Final||29 RecYds, 3 REC||5.9|
|FLEX||Le'Veon Bell||79.90%||GB 28 PIT 31 Final||95 RuYds, 88 RecYds, 12 REC, 1 FUM||29.3|
|DST||Texans||19.50%||HOU 16 BAL 23 Final||1 SACK||1|
|TOTAL FANTASY POINTS: 177.54|
As we can see this week went pretty well. I went with a prime time only slate for a smaller pool of players. This makes it a lot easier to fade certain match ups and anticipate wild cards. Anything above 150 is usually in the green, so I’ll take these results every single week. Of course, any lineup that features Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell is probably gonna do well.
Moving on. . .
Josh McCown has benefited greatly from a competent offensive coordinator and a surprising wealth of talent in his receiving corps. Robby Anderson has enjoyed a touchdown in five consecutive games and Kansas City has struggled to stop any form of competent offense.
As an alternative Phillip Rivers and the Chargers face the Browns. The Chargers are one of the top five teams in terms of total passing yards, and Cleveland is in the bottom of teams in terms of touchdowns allowed. Pair with Keenan Allen for a quality handcuff.
Fournette struggled against Arizona and has had his season numbers hampered due to injuries, but slated to go against Indianapolis — a team who has given up one of the highest percentages of touchdowns to running backs — Fournette should see a return to form and fantasy greatness. A few weeks off with ankle issues should also temper the dreaded rookie wall.
Few teams are worse against opposing running backs than San Francisco. Jordan Howard has an opportunity to get his feet back under him and take some pressure of rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. He’s a good, lesser used running back for Week 13.
Seattle has suffered excruciating losses in their secondary due to untimely injuries. With the leading touchdown scoring team in the league, it will take everything the ‘Hawks have to stop this offense. Agholor is the speed option that can expose inexperienced cornerbacks and stretch the field for Carson Wentz.
Anderson made one of the most spectacular finesse meets strength catches against the Panthers last Sunday that you could hope for. Continuing his touchdown streak for another week and adding a second for good measure, Anderson has done plenty to earn the respect of fantasy owners. Kansas City doesn’t have a lot to compete with that.
Lee is a yardage machine. Despite the lackluster quarterback performances, somehow Lee still manages to produce numbers worthy of a start consideration. With Fournette tearing up the ground game and Indy allowing passing and rushing yards in equal measure, it could be a banner game for Jacksonville.
Seferian-Jenkins is a favorite target of Josh McCown. He’s been singled out in recent games to help stymie the passing game, but Anderson proved that you have to pick your poison against the Jets. Expect his numbers to improve as teams focus more energy on other receivers.
The Rams will face an Arizona Cardinals team with one big name on defense. With Patrick Peterson drawing the main assignment, I think Arizona will focus on shutting down Cooper Kupp, who was a big piece of the win against New Orleans. It could go either way, I just have a good feeling for Watkins in this one.
One of the best defenses in the league faces one of the most anemic offenses. This season has proven that a quality defensive start can make all the difference in standings, so I’ll take the salary hit and start the clear top pick on this one.
Those are my picks. Who do you have going into week 13?