Ah yes, here we are with yet another article full of regrets. Week 15 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 was a lot better than a Stevan Ridley revenge game for the Steelers. Let’s jump into the regrets for Week 15 and as always, you can send along your own 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.
Eric Ebron, IND vs. DAL ($5,900) 1.8 DKFP
Ebron. Had 100% exposure in cash and GPP pic.twitter.com/TdXFXdxD6G— Jeffmau5 (@Jeff_Hardies) December 17, 2018
Luckily for me, I didn’t feel the brunt of the Ebron disaster this week. I was too busy being much smarter than you all and took Vernon Davis with his 3.6 DKFP instead (to be fair, he was hurt). However, in lineups I didn’t take Davis, I had Ebron. His three targets certainly didn’t help, but Ebron had a BRUTAL drop that could have helped change how his day went. This truly felt like a game that was set up so well for Ebron, who was playing with a hobbled T.Y. Hilton ($6,800), who wasn’t all that hobbled, after all, catching five balls for 85 yards. Ebron was a massive disappointment, for sure, but the top tier of tight ends was as well. Let’s take a look at how the most expensive players performed.
George Kittle ($6,300) — 8.1 DKFP
Rob Gronkowski ($5,800) — 4.1 DKFP
Jared Cook ($5,600) — 4.3 DKFP
Forget about banning kickers, how about we ban tight ends?
Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. TEN ($9,400) 9.6 DKFP
Barkley pic.twitter.com/7t7zvp3Z71— Elite24 (@allen91180) December 17, 2018
Usually, when we pay $9,400 for a player, we’re not expecting to essentially pay $1,000 per fantasy point. However, that’s exactly what we got today against the Titans. I’ll admit, the matchup certainly wasn’t great for Barkley, but at what point this season have we really let a matchup stop us from taking Barkley? This was someone who entered this game averaging 27 DKFP and scored no less than 14 DKFP in a game this season. Welp. Today broke that streak. Barkley could only manage 31 rushing yards on 14 attempts good for 2.2 YPC. He only caught four of his 10 targets for another 25 yards, giving you the 9.6 DKFP. So, as we always do, let’s take a look at some other running backs that could have saved you a lot of dough and ended up with a higher fantasy output.
Derrick Henry ($5,000) — 33.24 DKFP (lol I’m still never playing him ever, I don’t care)
Kalen Ballage ($3,000) — 22.1 DKFP (He’s on the Dolphins. I’m sure you didn’t know)
Zach Zenner ($3,500) — 13.5 DKFP (Better than Blount)
Fading Falcons D/ST vs. ARI ($2,700) 20 DKFPThis is just my own personal astonishment that I wanted to throw in, so no tweet from myself responding to my own tweet. According to Fantasy Labs, the Falcons D/ST was only 10 percent owned across the board today. I honestly found that shocking going up against the Cardinals and Josh Rosen. Rosen may as well may the jersey of the opposing team for the number of points opposing D/ST have scored because of him. As expected, the Falcons, who averaged just 3.5 DKFP entering today, had roasted Cardinal for dinner. In this game they managed:
1 fumble recovery
1 defensive touchdown
14 points allowed
So just a heads up for next week, the Rams are facing the Cardinals. I already have them locked into my lineups and they aren’t even released yet. Don’t overthink it.
Until next week! Catch all you regretful people then!
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