Ah yes, here we are with yet another article full of regrets. Week 14 is (mainly) in the book. As usual, I reached out to the Twitter universe and asked for their opinion. Regardless of how you did in DFS, it couldn’t have been any worse than the Cardinals offense. If you have more regrets to send, you can address them to me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
As always, if you’d like to set the mood, feel free to play this selection of depressing music in the background while you read this article full of fantasy regrets. It truly gives you the full experience.
Chris Godwin ($4,900), TB vs. NO, DKFP Total: 2.3
Godwin🙄 pic.twitter.com/f0cvEg9V1N— Grumpy Dad (@peterdorion) December 10, 2018
Godwin was getting plenty of hype this week and for good reason. The Buccaneers would be without DeSean Jackson, which should lead to plenty of opportunities for the former Penn State standout. Well, the opportunities were there butttttt he just wasn’t catching any of them. Despite being targeted 10 (!!!!!!) times, Godwin came down with just ONE reception for 13 yards. Godwin had the most targets of ANYONE in this game besides Michael Thomas ($8,600) on the Saints, who ended with 13. What makes this even worse is that Godwin was going to line up opposite of Eli Apple, who has been downright brutal since joining the Saints. Entering this game, Apple had been targeted against 47 times, allowing 34 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns since joining the Saints in Week 8. Instead, Godwin made him look like Josh Norman in his prime. Well hey, at least he was only $4,900.
Courtland Sutton ($4,500), DEN at SF, DKFP Total: 3.3
Sutton!!!! pic.twitter.com/TNmghbIVrl— sportsnstuff (@sportsnstuff13) December 10, 2018
I completely avoided Sutton this week. I was not part of his mass hysteria or agony but believe me, I feel your pain. I’ve taken Matt LaCosse ($2,700) the past two weeks and he’s gotten me a total of 1.3 DKFP in that span, so I’m certainly not perfect. On an offense that many thought would be for Sutton’s to take, he was essentially third in the pecking order. Instead, DaeSean Hamilton ($3,000) and Tim Patrick ($3,000) who got all the targets in this game. Both players received nine with Hamilton catching seven for 47 yards and a touchdown for 17.7 DKFP and Patrick catching six for 64 yards and 13.5 DKFP. While Sutton didn’t kill your salary, it was a huge let down for someone who really should have been the WR1. If you played either Hamilton or Patrick, I praise your boldness and wonder how you landed on them. Maybe you deserve the #humblebrag tag and tell everyone you played the right Bronco defender. Go ahead, put in on your resume.
DeAndre Hopkins ($7,800), HOU vs. IND, DKFP Total: 13.6This regret doesn’t have a tweet to go with it because, well, it’s coming from me. I was suckered into playing A LOT of Hopkins after seeing that Keke Coutee was out again this week. I figured with so much buzz around other receivers this week, I could sneak in Hopkins at some great ownership.
Didn’t work out … at all …
Hopkins got his usual looks, seeing 10 targets, but he could only turn them into four receptions for 36 yards. A late touchdown “saved’ his day, giving him 13.6 DKFP. What makes it worse is that Julio Jones ($7,900) would go off for 33.6 DKFP at just $100 more. If anything Hopkins has been more of a liability in terms of fantasy production as of late. Hopkins hasn’t scored more than 16 DKFP for four straight weeks now, averaging just 14.3 DKFP in that span. He doesn’t have a great matchup in Week 15 against the Jets coming up, so I’ll be curious to see how his salary/popularity will pan out. I’ll tell you what, I won’t be looking his way at all … eh, don’t quote me on that.
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