Week 8 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. 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.
David Njoku ($4,600) 0 (!) DKFP
Starting David Njoku— Ross (@DaShyBears) October 28, 2018
Moving forward, if a favorable play drops a goose egg, we’re just going to call it a Kearse Week in honor of Jermaine Kearse posting 0 DKFP in Week 7. So Njoku is our latest victim of a Kearse week, posting a big ol’ zero on the week. If you can believe it, he didn’t even draw a SINGLE TARGET in the 33-18 loss to the Steelers. Instead, Seth DeValve ($2,500) and Darren Fells ($2,500) were the tight ends to earn targets with three between the two. Besides not even knowing who DeValve is, this was a massive disappointment. The Steelers have been so poor against opposing tight ends lately, as they had allowed an average of 79 receiving yards and three touchdowns through five games before today. To be fair, no one on the Browns exactly dominated it today, as aside from Baker Mayfield ($5,700), Antonio Callaway ($3,800) led the team in DKFP with 14.6.
Jordy Nelson ($4,700) 2.4 DKFP
JORDY NELSON! pic.twitter.com/Yg99QV7gs0— Shawn Reynolds (@bigreyn321) October 28, 2018
I don’t know, is Nelson technically the WR1 for the Raiders now that Amari Cooper is gone? I mean, I guess, right? That’s kind of pathetic to be quite honest but who am I to judge? Anyways, Nelson was set up for a good matchup against a Colts defense that’s allowed over 100 receiving yards to opposing wideouts in six of their seven games, averaging 157 yards and seven touchdowns. So what did Nelson muster in this matchup? One reception on four targets for 14 yards. I mean, how does that even happen? Granted, no wide receiver had more than four targets, but Brandon LaFell ($3,000) (did you even know he was on the Raiders?) and Seth Roberts ($3,400) were the ones to score against the Colts here. So, as I always like to do, let’s go over some other household receivers you could have started that would have outscored Nelson in your lineup.
Chris Moore ($3,300) 3.9 DKFP
Justin Hunter ($3,000) 3.5 DKFP
Damion Ratley ($3,600) 3.1 DKFP
Jarius White ($3,400) 2.5 DKFP
Jameis Winston 12.84 DKFP
Welp….I’ll take the “L” on this one. Yours truly can admit — Winston was the QB I wrote up in my weekly Cheat Sheet that you can find here weekly on the DK Playbook (weird plug, right?). Overall, it felt like a great spot for Mike Evans ($7,800) and Winston to hook up as a solid QB/WR stack. Thankfully for Evans, he saved us a bit with his 32.9 DKFP performance thanks to his six receptions and 139 yards with a touchdown. As for Winston? Well, he threw for 276 yards but he was also picked off FOUR times. Because of that, the Buccaneers went back in the ol’ bag of trick and dusted Ryan Fitzpatrick ($4,400) with some of that FitzMagic dust. Coming in during the third quarter, Fitz was 11-for-15 with 194 yards and two touchdowns and ALMOST completed an incredible comeback. I promise, my Cheat Sheet doesn’t usually write up QB’s that get benched mid-game.
I regret I didn't play the winning milly maker lu …— Jesse (@JesseBlattstein) October 28, 2018
Well, why didn’t you?If it were only that easy.
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