Week 9 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.
Depressing music is a pivotal part of this article so, as always, I searched far and wide in the YouTube archives for a fitting one and I think I nailed it. As always, feel free to listen as you read by clicking here. Now, onto the regrets!
Mike Evans ($8,100), TB at CAR, DKFP Total: 2.6
Mike Evans pic.twitter.com/aj0W5pKGPH— Eric (@erictheredny) November 5, 2018
Shocking. Appalling. Degrading.
Three words you could use to describe this performance for Mike Evans against the Carolina Panthers. Just 2.6 DKFP on a $8,100 salary? Toss in the fact that Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5,500) was back in the mix and you HAD to think Evans would perform here. Instead, Fitz decided to pick Adam Humphries ($3,600) as his BFF in this game, hitting him with eight targets, all of which were caught, for 82 yards and TWO touchdowns. Add all that up and you get a massive 28.9 DKFP total for Humphries. Do you know the last time Humphries scored two touchdowns in a game? Oh, that’s right, NEVER.
Let’s not ignore the worst part of all of this. It wasn’t like Evans WASN’T grabbing the targets. He had 10 today, marking the fifth time this season he’s reached double-digits targets on the year. He’ll undoubtedly bounce back after this game, but, man, what a brutal dud to post at such a high salary today. As always, let’s visit some players who had comparable production to Evans at much, much cheaper salaries.
T.J Jones ($3,000), 3.3 DKFP
Chris Conley ($3,200), 3.3 DKFP
Kenny Stills ($4,300), 2.9 DKFP
Tim Patrick ($3,000), 2.7 DKFP
Jarvis Landry ($6,500), CLE vs. KC, DKFP Total: 11
Landry 😂— Jake Ciely (@allinkid) November 5, 2018
Look, if you can’t perform against the Chiefs defense, you just can’t perform. As usual, Baker Mayfield ($5,600) doused his WR1 with targets, throwing his way seven times in which he caught six. Per the usual, Landry could do NOTHING with those receptions, logging just 50 yards. After today, Landry is averaging just 64 receiving yards per game with just two touchdowns. Instead, the Duker, Duke Johnson ($3,800) was your leading receiving, grabbing all nine of his targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns for a massive 29.6 DKFP performance. The Browns will host the Falcons in Week 10, which boasts yet ANOTHER favorable matchup for Landry and company. Very excited for his incoming seven-catch, 28-yard performance.
Courtland Sutton ($3,900), DEN vs. HOU, DKFP Total: 8.7
I played DJ & Sutton 🤦🏻♂️— Kenny Brophy (@kjbrophy) November 5, 2018
Sutton came into this week as a major value play with Demaryius Thomas ($4,500) shipped off to the Texans. In turn, Sutton turned his newfound opportunity into a three-catch day for 57 yards. To be fair, he was only targeted five times, so his chances were limited. While I understood the value you’d get out of him, I wasn’t as high on as I thought the matchup was a bit tougher than people were giving it credit for. The Texans have been tough against opposing receivers and after this matchup are allowing an average of 34.1 DKFP to them, which currently ranks eighth in the league.
If it’s any solace, all the other value receivers mostly busted this week, as D.J. Moore scored 5.8 DKFP and David Moore ended with 3.6 DKFP. So at least Sutton was the … highest … scorer?
See you all next week!
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