Week 7 is (mainly) in the books after an action-packed 10-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. I threw in the funeral march for this one because someone made a mention about Jermaine Kearse putting their lineup in a hearse. Nice work.
Jermaine Kearse ($4,100), NYJ VS MIN, DKFP Total: 0 (yes, zero)
Jermaine Kearse pic.twitter.com/vPKxiGfj2m— To all the bets I have punted (@TheLIFEofGabers) October 21, 2018
What an absolute nightmare. This is a family-friendly article so I can’t give my true feelings on this but … just wow. Contrary to popular belief, Kearse WAS active in this game against the Vikings. If you stroll on over to your DK Live app, you’ll see not only the 0.00 but the dreaded snowflake next to his name. The stars were aligned for a plus matchup here, as he was coming off a game that saw him catch 9-of-10 targets in Week 6 against the Colts for 94 yards. Instead, Sam Darnold ($4,900) was a complete disaster, completing just 17 of his 42 pass attempts for 206 yards. Trenton Cannon ($3,000) took 69 of those because, of course he did. I’m sorry, who is Trenton Cannon again? Anyways, here’s a list of players that outscored Kearse on the week.
Marlon Mack ($4,400), IND VS BUF, DKFP Total: 34
Taking marlon mack out— ce122704 (@ce122704) October 21, 2018
I’ll admit, I wasn’t really on Mack this week and it seems like the majority of you weren’t either. I mean, 2.4% owned in the Milly Maker usually is a good indication. If anything, I was all over the Bills defense because of how cheap they were AND how well they’ve performed. You can imagine the displeasure I endured as they ended with -2 DKFP on the day. And yes, they had the dumb snowflake next to them. Anyways, Mack ended his day with 126 rushing yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. He also caught two of his three targets (two more receptions than Kearse) for 33 yards and another touchdown. On the main slate, Mack ends as your HIGHEST scoring running back of the week. Yup, he beat out Gurley by 4.3 DKFP. Return of the Mack, baby! (At least for 2.4% of you).
Ezekiel Elliott ($8,100), DAL AT WAS, DKFP Total: 6.2http://twitter.com/colonelmocking/status/1054163597503459333
THANK YOU, JOE! I was literally waiting for someone to tweet a Zeke regret. It was getting to the point where I was preparing to tweet myself with a Zeke regret because he was a massive disappointment in my flex. To the Redskins’ credit, they held him in check, as he averaged just 2.6 YPC for just 33 rushing yards on the night. However, the Cowboys aren’t completely innocent here either. Dak Prescott ($5,300) was giving him some truly horrific targets — he only caught two of the six for nine yards (lol). Just to rub it in, they totally could have handed the ball to Zeke in the fourth quarter, but Dak was selfish and kept it himself for the score. I don’t know what his ownership was for today but believe me, that helped no one. So, as I love to do, let’s look at some players who outscored the Cowboys bell-cow:
Jordan Wilkins ($3,400) : 6.4 DKFP
Malcolm Brown ($4,300): 8.1 DKFP
Ronald Jones II ($3,900): 9.8 DKFP
Jermaine Kearse ($4,100): LOL, no he didn’t.
Catch you all next week!
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