Week 1 is (mainly) in the books after an action-packed 12-game fantasy football main slate. As always, it didn’t end without its share of regrets.
So, as the hard-hitting analyst (?) that I am, I took to the ol’ Twitter machine to ask the masses: “WHO DESTROYED YOUR LINEUPS TODAY!?” As always, the internet didn’t disappoint. If you want to send your regrets, you can send them directly to @SBuchanan24. We will mourn together.
Chris Hogan, NE vs. HOU, $6,100https://twitter.com/GarryBooksPGH/status/1038948918304890881
So first and certainly foremost, this GIF choice cracked me up. Straight and to the point for Mr. Booker here on the tweet. Yes, the hype train on Hogan was in full force this week and for good reason. On the surface, Hogan would have to be the WR1 for the Patriots today, right?
What? You didn’t have Phillip Dorsett ($3,700) catching all seven of his targets for 66 yards, a touchdown and 19.6 DKFP?
Hogan had his chances. He saw five targets from Tom Brady ($7,200) but was able to convert only one of them into a catch for a lousy 11 yards and 2.1 DKFP. To pour salt in the wounds, Cordarrelle Patterson ($3,500) outscored Hogan! I know, you don’t even remember seeing him in this game, I get it! But, to his credit, Patterson ended with 2.9 DKFP, catching his only target for six yards and rushing for 13 yards on three carries. If only we had known, we all could have saved ourselves $2,600 in salary.
Quick shoutout to @ColeyBoyTatted, whos disdain for Hogan isn’t just in DFS but basically in life.
Chris Hogan is a season and daily mistake— FANTASYKILLER662 (@ColeyBoyTatted) September 9, 2018
Saints Defense, NO vs. TB, $3,600
Saints D… pic.twitter.com/7gtvWqJOKx— Decker (@DeckerMorrow4) September 10, 2018
Guys, we can’t beat ourselves up over this. I mean who in their right mind expected a game of this magnitude from Ryan freakin’ Fitzpatrick ($5,000)?! No one thought Fitzy would complete 21-of-28 pass attempts for a MASSIVE 417 passing yards and four touchdowns. Truly, if you rostered Fitz on Sunday (YOLO), you were hoping for maybe 200 yards and a touchdown at 1.7 percent ownership. Alas, the Saints’ defense, which was a popular play across the board, ended the afternoon with -4 DKFP. Good lord, talk about a lineup killer. I can’t even poke fun at everyone being angry, I was in as much disbelief as all of you. Chalk (no pun intended) this one up as simply bad luck. We will prevail.
Alex Collins, BAL vs. BUF, $5,600
Toooo much Alex Collins— Dustin Laffin (@RealBigDLaffin) September 10, 2018
I mean, this is just a case of bad luck. The Bills were SO bad; Collins simply wasn’t needed. Granted, he could have been a bit more productive than his 7.9 DKFP by carrying the ball seven times for 13 yards and a touchdown. I’m with you guys; I was stoked to see he rushed for a touchdown within the first eight minutes of the game. I sat down with a huge grin on my face and said to my son “Here we go baby, it’s going to be a Collins week.” Despite not knowing what on Earth I was talking about since he’s 3 years old, I was stoked. However, as the Ravens added to their score, the hope for a Collins week faded. The game script simply wasn’t in Collins’ favor, as it wouldn’t be in a 47-3 win.
After today’s “performance” from the Bills, it really begs the question: Should we roster the opposing team’s starters or backups? At this point, both feel like legitimate plays. Better start studying the Chargers’ depth chart.
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