Week 4 is (mainly) in the books after an action-packed 13-game fantasy football Sunday 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.
Last week’s depressing music selection was a big hit, so I found another one you can listen to in the background as you read this article. Let’s get to it!
Drew Brees/Michael Thomas Stack, DKFP Total: 17.2
Playing Brees & Michael Thomas pic.twitter.com/0Lx1f1T3jV— Feags (@feaglm) September 30, 2018
Man, this was a tough one to swallow, my friends. Essentially, if you didn’t play Alvin Kamara ($9,600 44.1 DKFP) this game turned out to be a massive bust. It’s funny typing that, figuring 51 total points were scored, but Kamara accounted for all the touchdowns for the Saints, rushing for three. Brees ($6,600) managed only 217 passing yards and a whopping 8.5 DKFP. As for Thomas ($9,100) he and his wide receiver leading salary scored 8.7 DKFP, as he caught all four of his targets for 47 total yards. In case you were wondering, the following QBs outscored Brees on the week:
Josh Rosen ($4,500): 12.5 DKFP
Sam Darnold ($4,500): 11.4 DKFP
Russell Wilson ($5,600): 8.98 DKFP
Anddddd receivers that outscored Thomas for much less salary, but similar production:
Tajae Sharpe ($3,100): 10.7 DKFP
Adam Humphries ($3,200): 9.6 DKFP
Chad Williams ($3,000): 9.2 DKFP
Ryan Tannehill, 2 DKFP
Tannehill pic.twitter.com/KCAX3JLQCG— Joe's Madness (@JoesMadness) September 30, 2018
I was part of Team Tannehill ($5,500) myself. I mean, through the first three weeks, he had led the Dolphins to a 3-0 start, had tossed multiple touchdowns in each game and was taking on a Patriots defense that couldn’t stop a small child. But, in typical Pats fashion, they completely shut down the value quarterback play. Tannehill ended with two, count em, TWO DKFP, completing 11-of-20 pass attempts for 100 yards and an interception. Then, with the Patriots running amuck on the scoreboard, they brought in Brock Osweiler ($4,300) just for the hell of it. Not a single wide receiver scored more than 7 DKFP or had more than six targets. See? That’s what happens when I try to go against my hometown team.
Oh and, no, my Tannehill lineups didn’t cash.
Leonard Fournette, 4.5 DKFP
Starting this fool over Kerryon Johnson. pic.twitter.com/mimSW7PhUo— Mike From LongIsland (@Munson1897) September 30, 2018
I usually shy away from players that were injured, but I couldn’t help myself here. First and foremost, Mike From Long Island called Fournette ($7,000) a fool. Calling someone a fool isn’t used enough in 2018, so I enjoyed that very much.
Side note, all you fellas out in the DFS world, start calling your lady “toots.” It’s classy and a great word that isn’t used enough, like fool.
Anyways, the reason this one resonated with me is that when Fournette is active, I’m usually off Blake Bortles ($5,200). Well wouldn’t you know, Bortles went OFF against the Jets this week. The matchup heading into this week wasn’t great, as the Jets allowed just an average of 17.2 DKFP, which ranked 11th in the league. However, wide receivers were doing very well, averaging 43.4 DKFP. Dede Westbrook ($4,400) and Donte Moncrief ($3,600) went off here, combining for 14 catches on 18 targets for 239 yards and a touchdown. Zero exposure for me because that fool had to be active.
Keep those regrets coming if you want to vent! Until then, see you all in Week 5!
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