Welcome back to the daily fantasy sports cheat sheet NFL edition. As always, we will try to get rich doing something we love: playing fantasy football.
Last week, was a rough one for me overall. It felt like every player that was injured on Sunday was in a large number of my lineups. That’s the way fantasy football goes sometimes and we’ll try and bounce back this week. As always, I will break down my top lineup from last week below.
QB- I wanted to have a lot of exposure to Dak Prescott considering he was going up against the Green Bay Packers mediocre defense. He did not disappoint, putting up 30.74 DK points. He was also only 11.3%, which is crazy given the high total of this game and the defense he was going up against. Aaron Rodgers also lived up to the hype in this one.
RB- Once I found out Aaron Jones would be starting for the Packers I threw him into a ton of lineups. This was because of how bad Dallas’ run defense is. Two weeks ago, Todd Gurley ran all over them. I thought Jone would do the same. Thankfully, he did. I was disappointed in Gallam’s touches, but he did reach value scoring just above 13 DK points.
WR- Pairing Dez Bryant with Dak was an easy decision. I mentioned TY Hilton in my article last week-he was my favorite wide receiver play of the entire slate. He got off to a rough start but eventually came around. Honestly, he dropped a couple passes that could have put him in the high 30s in terms of DK points. DeVante Parker got injured halfway through the game. However, the Dolphins offense looked so bad that I will be avoiding them the rest of the season. That’s saying something coming from a Jay Cutler supporter.
Let’s take a look at this week’s picks.
Deshaun Watson $6.7K
For some reason, Deshaun Watson is still just $6.7K on DraftKings this week. This is a quarterback who has put up 25.14, 34.72, and 35.54 DK points over the last three weeks. There is no reason to pay up when Watson is still fairly cheap and has a great match-up against the Cleveland Browns in week six. Watson is my favorite play at any position this week. At home against the Browns: let’s go!
Alvin Kamara $4.5K
The Adrian Peterson trade has affected the New Orleans in a positive way in terms of fantasy perspective. Alvin Kamara is the most talented running back on the Saints current roster. Yes, he is better than Mark Ingram. Kamara runs hard and is a weapon out of the backfield because of his ability to catch passes. He should see an increase in touches this week with Peterson gone and he’s going up against the Detriot Lions, who have allowed the fourth highest amount of yards to running backs out of the backfield. Sign me up, especially at only $4.5K.
Larry Fitzgerald $6.8K
It’s amazing that Larry Fitzgerald has been able to maintain such a high level of play with age. There is one rule with him in terms of fantasy football- always play him at home. For whatever reason, Larry Legend puts up monster numbers at home compared to on the road. In two home games this season, Fitzgerald is averaging 90. 5 receiving yards and has scored two touchdowns. I like him as a “safe play” this week against the Bucs’.
That’s it for me. As always, good luck this week. Hopefully, we can make some money.
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