Week 6 is (mainly) in the books after an action-packed 12-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.
I love that you guys are loving the depressing music to listen to as you read this article. As usual, I think I found a good one to throw on in the background. As always, here it is. Ok, let’s get into it.
Bears D/ST ($3,300), CHI AT MIA, DKFP Total: 5
Moved all my D to Bears bc Osweiler. Had mostly Ravens and Texans 🙄— Jeff Becker (@beffjecker) October 14, 2018
On a week in which we didn’t really have a lot of “free squares” to throw in our lineups, the Bears D/ST seemed like one of them. We got the news late Sunday morning that Ryan Tannehill would miss this contest and instead Brock Osweiler ($4,300) would be under center for the Dolphins. So I, as I assume many of you, went into our lineups and made sure we had the Bears locked in.
“28/44, 380 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, 31 DKFP.” — Brock Osweiler talking to women at the bar tonight.
Osweiler would go on to be the THIRD HIGHEST SCORING QUARTERBACK OF THE SLATE. The Dolphins poured on 31 points against the Bears, who thankfully had the two interceptions and a fumble recovery to salvage their day somewhat. I just didn’t appreciate the abuse the Bears put on my lineups, as they didn’t deserve it. WE didn’t deserve this. Entering this game, the Bears were averaging 14.5 DKFP on the year, scoring no less than 13 DKFP on the year and registering at least four sacks. How many sacks did they have today? ZERO. Which, coincidently was the same amount of smiles this defense brought to our faces today.
John Brown ($5,500), BAL AT TENN, DKFP Total: 4.8
John brown being out targeted by both Snead and Crabtree pic.twitter.com/PwI4nU7flh— Caleb Martin (@CalebMartin34) October 14, 2018
Yeah, what gives here? I don’t think any of us were really expecting a Michael Crabtree ($4,700) game here in Week 6. Crabtree ended with 21.3 DKFP, hauling in six receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. Then we have Willie Snead ($4,100), who didn’t make as much noise but drew 10 targets, pulling in seven catches for 60 yards. I was on Brown myself, hyping him up on DraftKings’ hit show “The Sweat” and he just made me look like this was my first week as an analyst.
I mean, I guess I see the appeal with Crabtree because he did enter this game averaging 9.2 targets per game, but he’s dropped EIGHT balls already this season. Look, I’m a fantasy general manager, I can only watch you drop so many balls before I cut you from my rosters and my mind. You can go anywhere you want but it won’t be here. Snead, to be honest, never crossed my mind so I can’t be upset about that. Nonetheless, this was a tough pill to swallow, especially since we had a couple of players in his price range have MUCH better days.
Tyler Boyd ($6,000), CIN VS. PIT, DKFP Total: 25.2
Allen Robinson ($5,700), CHI AT MIA, DKFP Total: 17.4
Chris Carson ($4,400), SEA AT OAK, DKFP Total: 5.9
Carson pic.twitter.com/4H3lg4DQzZ— Cameron Bletzacker (@theBIGroon17) October 14, 2018
If you saw the score before looking at your lineups, you’d see that the Seahawks won 27-3 over the Raiders and assume that the running backs got some good usage. Fast forward seconds later and you’d be horrified to see that three backs were given the ball in this game and no one scored more than 9 DKFP. Rashaad Penny ($3,600) was the winner here, scoring the 9 DKFP, thanks in part to a two-catch, 27-yard game, which REALLY put him over the edge over the others. Still, the Seahawks chose to air the ball out the majority of the day despite the Raiders allowing the sixth most DKFP to opposing backs after today’s game. On a slate where we needed salary savings, this was a huge disappointment. I’m over this Seahawks committee, especially if Penny is now fully in the mix. I mean, they don’t even run the ball in on the one-yard line in the Super Bowl. How can I trust one guy here?
Not reading DK Live Week 6 Watch blurbs
I bit on a blurb that Hayden Hurst would be a big part of the offense today. He scored null.— Mark C (@MSparky64) October 14, 2018
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