With 5 weeks of fantasy football behind us and the blinding future of camaraderie and fellowship in front of us, I bring you the very best news that week 6 can offer. After shining my crystal ball using the remainder of Jon Gruden’s contract papers, I finally felt confident enough to walk up to Donkey Teeth and demand that I be rewarded with one of his NFT’s of Mr. Peanut. Much to my dismay, DT told me that I had no business consorting with the elite and powerful Anthropomorphic Character Union, of which Donkey Teeth was Undersecretary of Funny Business. Now that I’ve been rejected from yet another social clique — albeit one that came with an awful lot of animal dander and weekly shellings — I return to you with nothing but my hawt fantasy football takes for your perusal. Hopefully we keep our teams afloat this week!
Week 6 Highlights
Foremost, congratulations to our own anthropomorphic (and possibly animatronic) Donkey Teeth, who came in 4th in the Weekly Fantasy Pros accuracy contest. As you may remember, the Razzbois are doing quite well in the contest — well, Rudy and Donkey Teeth and The Joey Wright, specifically. Yours truly is conducting an experiment and I had really surprising results the first few weeks followed by expected results this past week. ENYWHEY, I’m not telling you the shenanigans that I’m up to, just making you aware to follow the rankings of one of the other guys — especially Rudy, who’s kicking ass at the Weekly Accuracy competition this year.
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Lamar Jackson: Passing Lamar has been unleashed! I have long been critical of LJax’s overuse as a rusher because rushing quarterbacks are almost impossible to correlate with quality fantasy production. A QB rushing for 100 yards is nice, but it’s not useful when they’re passing for 180-220 yards, which happened too often last year for Jackson. Over the past few weeks though, the typically rush-heavy Ravens offense has unleashed Lamar’s arm: where LJax had 183 passing yards per game in 2020, he’s up to 303 yards per game in 2021. LJax should be on your DFS radar everywhere and, of course, starting on your fantasy team.
Leonard Fournette: Regular Season Lenny is back after a year hiatus, and — wait for it — has been your surprise RB15 in PPR formats so far. Or, let me rephrase that: Wayne from accounting said that he was going to try this newfangled “Zero RB” thing this year and drafted Lenny in round 12, shouting, “FREEFALLING” the whole way, as if trying to wake Tom Petty from his grave. Now, Lenny is rolling and every chump who said Fournette was “the man” in Tampa is taking a victory lap. Bruce Arians said early in the year that he was going to give Ronald Jones a long leash, and pundits thought that Giovanni Bernard might be the scatback of choice for Tom Brady, but meanwhile, it’s been Lenny guiding the Bucs through stormy waters. Whatever. Process be damned — if Lenny’s getting the touches, roll with him.
Darrel Williams: With Clyde Edwards-Helaire on IR, Darrel Williams becomes the go-to back in Kansas City. He’s been a usable RB2/FLEX play throughout the year, even with CEH taking the vast majority of the snaps up until this week, so if you’re in trouble, call DW.
Devonta Smith: Massive usage recently, two games of 7 receptions with 70/110 yards…and still available in 10% of leagues? Did 10% of leagues not get past the draft?
Jakobi Meyers: Available in 30% of leagues and has been a WR2/3 the past few weeks. Goes against the Cowboys this week and will likely get a lot of action.
Sterling Shepard: Should be back this week. Giants will be a mess but Kadarius Toney showed last week that the system can produce a huge WR every week, and Shep has been that WR more often than not this year. Downside is he’ll either have a concussed Daniel Jones throwing to him or [shudder] Mike Glennon.
Hunter Renfrow: Has been a WR2/3 almost every week, available in 40% of leagues, and a new head coach in charge. Are we ready for a change?
Thursday Night Football
Are you sick of Tom Brady yet? The Super Bowl champs and their fearless and flexible leader take on the Philadelphia Eagles this Thursday. Surprisingly, the Bucs are only favorited with a -280 line at the time of writing, which means that somebody in the nuclear fallout shelters in Vegas thinks that Jalen Hurts’ arm has a 40% chance of out-throwing the Bucs defense and beating the GOAT. OK, I’m not an oddsmaker, but that seems like a safe bet. Who are the other plays for Thursday Night?
Leonard Fournette: Lenny, Lenny, Lenny. See 400 words above or, for our readers incapable of scrolling, I’ll summarize what I said here: “Lenny Benny Fo Fenny Banana Fanna Fo Fenny.”
Zach Ertz: His compadre Dallas Goedert is on the Covid list, leaving the pariah Ertz to man the checkdown. After failing to be kicked off the team in the preseason, Ertz has quietly taken 15% of the Eagles’ targets while also playing 50-60% of snaps. Now he’ll have a chance to play full-time and show everybody that he’s capable of [checks historical notes] top 3 TE production numbers.
Miles Sanders: This is more of a DFS play because Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni decided he was going to mess with everybody’s expectations this year. First, Sirianni threatened to put Joe Flacco as QB. Then, he told Ertz to shove off. Then part 2, the reckoning: Sirianni decided his bench needed a muscular rear end to warm it as he took Miles Sanders and completely ignored him. To be fair, Sanders has been on the field a lot, mostly watching the ball fly over his head at a receiver. But, Sanders is carving out a small role as a scatback — claiming 11 receptions over the past 3 games — and a couple well-timed runs could give him 100 all-purpose yards. That’s great for DFS. Of course, he could revert back to early-season usage, and get 3 rushes and 1 dump pass. For that reason, I don’t recommend Sanders in your weekly fantasy football lineups.
Remember — there’s a Saturday Morning Football game across the pond. For our UK readers, I apologize that you have to deal with another matchup of craptacular NFL teams. After putting up with the Jets, you now get the Jaguars and Dolphins. Ugh.
Good luck in week 6!
I have to drop one of these players in my 12 teamer, 1/2 PPR league. Context: 4-1 in second place so I can be patient with an eye toward building for a strong finish. My team:
A Jones, Carson
Adams, Mike Will
Flex: Claypool or Damien Harris
IR: Jeff Wilson
Bench: Latavius, Mike Carter, Chuba, Dillon, Jakobi, Toney
Think I accidentally replied on Donkey’s post lol. Carter or Chuba for me.
PPR league, would you trade Darrell Williams for Marquise Brown? I am trying for McLaurin instead but don’t think he will give up McLaurin…
My current RBs: Kamara, Mixon, Carson, Murray, Darrell Williams, Collins, Perine, Mack
WRs: Chase, Julio Jones, Riggs
Yeah, that’s a steal if you can pull that off. File it under “in a heartbeat”
Williams for Brown is a steal?
He won’t do McLaurin…thanks!
Yeah the Ravens are flipping quickly to a pass-based offense and that’s going to increase the value of Andrews/Brown…unless Le’Veon Bell shows up this week and runs for 70 yards, the Ravens are basically going with a minimal RB style for this run of the season.
Thoughts on SF Running Backs to stash in PPR?
Wilson, Hasty or neither?
My current RBs: Kamara, Mixon, Carson, Murray, Darrell Williams, Collins, Perine, Mack
(May trade Darrel Williams for a wr)
Wilson will probably be “the guy” when he’s back.
i’m stashing wilson everywhere possible, esp if i had hasty already (thus missed e.mitchell from how utterly insane people went in every league as he was the first FAAB RB that people thought would have a huge increase in value after week 1). smart leagues (with some IR slots, not the none to few, probably available in those) already likely had wilson stashed or even late round picked (depending on league size of course), some others he was stashed weeks ago too.
Out of Antonio Brown, Tee Higgins and Jakobi Meyers, which two should I start?
Brown has the highest likelihood of a good outcome right now. Good luck!
What’s up man? Can you give me one good reason to keep Waddle over Rondale Moore for ROS in PPR? I have not started waddle yet this year and never see myself doing so. Am I crazy?
Nah, go with whoever will play in your roster. Dolphins will be pretty volatile and hard to start on a week by week basis. Cardinals receivers will always be useful.
Hi EB! Who has more upside? Aiyuk or Rondale Moore?
this’ll be for sure not aiyuk as long as shanahan’s still making the roster decisions, seemingly. this would be like asking which of sermon or say j.connor is a better RB, how would we even know with sermon’s usage. meanwhile moore’s snaps should be going up all year and he’s looked REALLY good in limited usage so far and clearly he’s on a functioning well offense. i don’t know how long shanahan’s leash is at all, but the worse they do this year the more likely people should be trading for aiyuk in dynasties (also if he himself gets traded in real life). constantly refusing to use high end draft picks (pettis, sermon, aiyuk (AFTER he set the world on fire last year, this one’s esp hilarious), at least those) i guess could be something functional organizations do, but i’d love to hear the % success rate in doing that stuff, even further to hear the longevity of coaches who continually refuse to use the players the GM/owner liked enough to draft.
Probably Moore because Aiyuk’s in a weird purgatory of targets rn
europe gets the deal with the bad teams as those the ones most willing to give away home games that probably for them don’t sell that well anyway (NYJ being NJ/NY probably do, but JAX, and some of those others sure don’t). the LAR vampire owner did it since he had extra money incentives in england, already being the arsenal owner. that c$&t gave away like 2 a year for a while. 1/4 of a team’s home games being given away is str up garbage.
i learned something new today!
Start Godwin or Evans tonight and bench Hopkins? Hopkins is Questionable with an “illness” as is Murray with throwing shoulder soreness.
When I bench Evans he seems to score twice lol
nice acquistions over the years in whatever keeper/dynasty this is to have evans/godwin/nuke on same roster. or maybe like 10 teamer where for some reason evans was left out there for a long time.
Any of them is a fine start lol — that’s the annoying part about TB is that the receivers will switch having great games due to gamescript. But TB looks like a great start all around and if you’re worried about Hopkins, go ahead and start both the TB WR.
Yeah, I was “lucky” I guess. It has been more of a pain in the ass because I always bench the wrong guy. I find it hard to start Godwin and Evans all the time or I could just try to get AB and just roll with all 3 Bucs WR each week lol
QB – Stafford
WR – Jefferson, Antonio Brown
RB – CMC, J-Rob
TE – Knox
Flex – Damien Williams
WR – Thielen, Deebo, Toney
RB – Chuba, Javonte
TE – Goedert
Rolling the dice here that Antonio Brown will have b2b solid weeks and score more points than Thielen
Or Deebo! lol
Looks like a fine lineup — plenty of coin flips for great talent.
Deebo is on bye
Do I roll Thielen, Toney, or Javonte in my flex with Damien out?
Thielen makes me most excited, Toney is the DFS play, and Javonte’s probably the one who has the most likely good outcome.
So with Goedart seeming to definitely be out this evening, would you play Ertz over Henry at TE this week? I have Jacobi Myers and Devinta Smith fir the mini stack for each. Hard decision
agreed on hard decision
2 questions for both my 12 team full ppr leagues.
1) Gronk was dropped and is on waivers. My TE was Logan Thomas. I have $75 FAAB remaining. Is he worth a $35 bid? Too much or too little?
2) In the other league, I was just offered Hockenson for my Z. Moss. My TE is Noah Fant..
Thanks in advance!
I think you can go lower on Gronk — he’s got an injury and TB is flooded with talent. Just because he started hot doesn’t mean he’ll continue hot once returned. I personally wouldn’t do much more than $20-25 because late-season TEs can often be found.
The Razzball crew loves Hock this year, and I love the prospects of Fant, so it’s a coin toss. If you’re OK starting two TEs, I think you’re fine, otherwise, I might keep rolling with Fant.
Better stash right now, Marlon Mack or TySon?
Mack because the Colts are trying to trade him. Looks like the Ravens are trying to bury Ty’Son.
would you play AB in a thurs-mon DFS cash lineup in DK for $5900
I think that’s a fair price. If you’re doing the milly, he’s a fine option but he’ll probably be utilized highly, thus lowering your leverage. If you run with AB, make sure to have him in your WR and put some rando guy in your FLEX for the late games.
its a 16 team weekly league and we have eliminations every other week, I am in 2nd so in good place but just wondering if I should role out AB tonight?
A few minutes before kickoff still! Yeah, I’m fine with that — you want upside in that format and AB has it.
Who are you taking at flex #2 this week?
Tim Patrick or Gio ?
I take Patrick this week and Rudy’s system likes him too
I am in a pinch this week with multiple injuries and a Thursday game. Do I start sander or gainwell at flex o. Thurs? My other options are Parker (mia) who missed last week and hasn’t practiced this week. Or McKinnon, Reid hasn’t named a starter but willimas will probably be the guy. They could go up big amd give McKinnon work later too. I don’t like the eagles matchup and tb will go up big meaning they will run less and maybe even lean on gainwell more. Owning sanders has been brutal. .5 ppr. Thx
Sanders aahead of Gainwell because he might get some rec
10 Team PPR League 1QB
Lamb, D. Johnson, Shepard, Renfroe, Parker, ARob
C-Mac, Henderson, Swift/Williams, Pollard
Trade Offer: C-Mac and ARob for Barkley/Booker, CEH/D. Williams and Gronk
Yes 5 for 2 Got to do this, right?
yeah esp with the injuries i take that in a heartbeat
Thanks, that’s what I thought. Guy just dropped Hubbard and I can get him with my waiver. Would you still trade away C-Mac?
that’s 3 huge plays by q.watkins, props to the deep league guy (with what’s his face from necessary roughness as his avatar, quantum leap/later parody of quantum leap and his career going down the toilet on sunny in PHI), he made the TD catch where he was completely manhandled in mid air and thrown out of bounds was only reason it wasn’t a TD, the sicko horizonal catch in 1st quarter then the toe tap. dude’s gonna be gooooood.
he was talking about watkins since pretty sure his first post before the season started.