dm_161023_dm_fantasy_spin_wk7

For those that didn’t follow, today’s title was meant to be read in your best cheerleader shouting voice. Go ahead, give it a try. Nice job. Each week I pull out the duct tape and attempt to scrap together a lineup using players sitting on the waiver wire that would not only compete with the best teams in fantasy leagues, but also beat them. This week I had my work cut out for me as there were a lot of high scoring teams. In one of my RCL’s thomas’s Rad Team scored 189.08 points. In another, Heisenberg Empire scores 184.06. Those, my friends, are a sh!t ton of points. First place in the Razzball Writer’s League (me) is averaging 128 points per week. So like I said, I had my work cut out for me this week. But rest assured, there’s no lineup I can’t conquer. I present to you a 203.7 point week 7 lineup comprised mostly of players considered duds.

QB: Kevin Hogan (18.4, 0)
RB: Jay Ajayi (28.1, 71)
RB: Chris Thompson (14.8, 12)
WR: Davante Adams (31.7, 19)
WR: Kenny Stills (18.5, 7)
WR: Marquise Goodwin (17.3, 4)
TE: Jack Doyle (18.3, 31)
FL: Ty Montgomery (17.6, 62)
PK: Sebastian Janikowski (18, 15)
DST: NY Football Giants (21, 12)

Kevin Hogan – Owned in 69 percent of leagues I considered going with Tyrod Taylor here. Technically he meets the requirements and he did score 24.34 points, but then I looked a little further down the list and saw a name that screamed “I belong in this post”. Kevin Hogan. Honestly, before last weekend I had no idea who he was. Had you told me that he was Hulk Hogan’s bastard son, I might have believed you. This might actually be the first time I have purposely included a player that I am rather certain is not good. He threw for only 100 yards and no touchdowns. He did, however, throw two interceptions. So there’s that. If you are are wondering how the hell he got 18.4 points, that’s because he ran for 104 yards and scored a touchdown. End of story. You ever hear of Hogan’s Heroes? Well Kevin is NOT one of them.

Jay Ajayi – At 71 percent ownership Ajayi is a bit over owned to be included here, but since I am in charge, I am breaking the rules. It’s really that simple. The reason I am including him is that I am shocked that his ownership was not in the 90’s. In week six he rushed for 204 yards. How does that not make him that week’s top waiver add in EVERY league (caps for emphasis). He really only had a crippled Arian Foster in his way. If he was even in his way. Well guess what he did as an encore to his 200+ rushing game. He did it again. This time rushing for 214 yards and scoring a touchdown. In response to his monster game Foster retired. If Ajayi is not at least 98 percent ownership next week then some of you suck.

Chris Thompson – Thompson carried the ball 12 times for 73 yards. That’s a shade over 6 yards per carry. He also caught all 7 targets for another 40 yards putting him over 100 yards from scrimmage. That only thing missing was a touchdown. Yes, I realize Matt Jones is supposedly “the guy”, but he has 99 problems and a fumbling problem IS one. I’d grab Thompson.

Davante Adams – With a name that sounds like he could possible be an actual member of the Adams Family (which technically he is), Davante saw 16 (count that 16) targets Thursday night. He caught 13 of them for 132 yards and two scores. He was the top scoring wide receiver of the week with 31.7 points. I’m still not sure I am rushing out to grab him however. Coming into this game he averaged 3 catches per game. While he did have 3 touchdowns in those 5 games, he also has Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb in front of him. In addition, last week’s game for the Packers was essentially played without a running back. Unless you consider Ty Montgomery a running back. So things were all mixed in Green Bay. I think Davante has value, but I don’t know that I’d be able to confidently start him.

Kenny Stills – Sidney Crosby, Kenny Stills, Rich Nash and Delmon Young are starting a band. Anyone have suggestions for band names? Last week Stills had 8 receptions for 100 yards a touchdown. Those stats included a 66 yard touchdown grab. That one catch is the reason he made this list. Generally when it’s one big play that earns a player his honors, I tend to feel that player really didn’t deserve to be here. I feel that way about Kenny as well. I have no desire to own him. Good luck with the band.

Marquise Goodwin – The only reason he made this post is because he caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor. He’s averaging less than 2 catches per game. If you own him, you better be in a 32-team league that starts three wide receivers.

Jack Doyle – I’ve got to pat myself on the back on this one as I had Doyle in all of my DFS lineups last week. With Dwayne Allen out he seemed like a great bargain. And he WAS. As a matter of fact, he was the top scoring tight end of the week with 18.3 points, catching 9 of 10 passes thrown to him for 78 yards and a touchdown. He also has a rather catchy name. Jack Doyle. Sounds like a secret agent. Doyle, Jack Doyle. Or perhaps a shark poker player. As long a Allen is out, Doyle looks to be a good option at tight end for anyone that doesn’t own a TE stud.

Ty Montgomery – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a wide receiver. It’s a running back. It’s Ty Montgomery. Montgomery touched the ball 19 times on Thursday Night Football, with a nearly 50/50 split between rushes and passes. He carried the ball 9 times for 60 yards, while catching 10 of 13 targets for another 66 yards. I like it anytime a player can put up close to twenty points without scoring a touchdown. I have NO idea what to expect out of him this week and moving forward. Some leagues have even given him RB eligibility. He seems like an intriguing option to own if you have the roster space.

Here are my picks for next week:

QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brock Osweiler
RB: Devontae Booker and a Green Bay Packers RB
WR: Adam Humpries and Quincy Enunwa
TE: Jack Doyle and C.J. Fiedorowicz

  1. Zandy says:
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    Who you like more – fitz or Osweiler

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Zandy: This week I like Fitz…

  2. friar says:
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    In my 10 team 0.5 ppr league, I’m currently sitting in a very lucky 2nd place (5-2 record, despite one of the lowest point totals). Undeserving as I am, though, I’d like to leverage my record to trade for players who could be huge down the stretch. Honestly, if I don’t make a move, my low point totals might start catching up with me. I’m looking at trades with teams that need to win now for stars who are hurt or on bye.

    What are your thoughts on something like…

    Trade away: Spencer Ware, Jamaal Charles, Delanie Walker
    Receive: Le’Veon Bell, Russell WIlson

    This certainly doesn’t feel like a steal – I have full faith in Ware and Walker to be studs ROS (Charles probably won’t do much) – but I think Bell is an upgrade at RB and Wilson helps my roster more than Walker does since I also have Gronk. I kind of doubt I could do this deal next week, but with Bell on bye and Wilson not yet rejuvenated by playing the Saints, I think the other owner might go for it in order to secure a much needed win in Week 8. It might well mean I lose this week (I’d be losing Ware from my lineup, replaced by Diggs), but I could absorb that if this makes me better in the long run. What do you think?

    QB: Winston (streaming)
    RB: Miller, Ware, Gio, Charles, Lewis
    WR: Kelvin, Maclin, Diggs, Landry, Coates
    TE: Gronk, Walker

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @friar: I’d make that move if I were you. I doubt the other guy will…

  3. Just scooped up Booker, but would like your input on my WR issues malamoney. 10 team standard; 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, FLEX (RB/WR,/TE). I’ve got Julio & Cooks, but after that it is DeSean Jackson, Travis Benjamin & Sterling Shepard. Jackson has been a train wreck. He hasn’t topped 55 yds in the last 4 weeks. Benjamin is the guy, but the ball gets spread around a lot & keeps him with a WR2 ceiling. Shepard looked like a steal in the first 3 weeks but his production has come back down and no big plays. Are any of those droppable to take a flyer on Corey Coleman? He could still be a legit third option for me in the coming weeks. Thanks!

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @madden_curser: I’d probably hold. Unfortunately Coleman is not much, if any, of an upgrade…

  4. Brian says:
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    Which TE would you rather own ROS M. Bennett or Fleener ? TY

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Brian: Leaning Bennett…

  5. Allan says:
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    Rams, texans, or eagles defense rest of season?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Allan: Leaning Eagles…

  6. Scott says:
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    Jack Doyle sounds like an inspector from Scotland Yard.

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Scott: Or how about someone Sherlock Holmes has crossed paths with?

  7. Jimbo says:
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    PPR – ROS… J Howard, C Thompson or Booker?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Jimbo: With Anderson expected to miss a few weeks I’m leaning Booker, but that’s a tough question…

  8. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey,

    Had a question about a trade.. do you trade Jacquizz Rodgers and Demaryius Thomas for Larry Fitzgerald? I figure Jacquizz Rodgers is only relevant for another week or 2.. and I have Devontae Booker, who I wouldnt want to double up with Demaryius. Let me know.

    0.5 PPR, 12 team league
    QB: Brees
    WR: Cooper, Thomas
    RB: Elliot, Freeman
    TE: Rudolph
    Flex: Ty Montgomery, Devontae Booker
    K: Vinateri
    DEF: Carolina
    Bench: Jacquiz, Floyd, Riddick, Coates, Yeldon, Morris
    IR: Watkins, Corey Coleman

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      New development..

      Demaryius Thomas and Riddick for Kelvin Benjamin.. thoughts?
      I just don’t like doubling up on Thomas and Booker.

      • friar says:
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        @Josh-NYC: Everything I said about the first trade would also apply to this one, but I think Benjamin is even a bit lower down than Fitzgerald.

    • friar says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I’m no expert, so see what malamoney says, but there’s no way I would do that trade. I’d rather have Demaryius than Fitz (though it’s close – both low-end RB1s – so others might disagree) and, while Rodgers might lose his job in a couple weeks, Martin’s injury could linger and there’s a definite chance Rodgers could last as the starting RB all year.

      I don’t see a problem with playing two Broncos (Booker and Thomas are both great options!) but if you really wanted to move Demaryius and Rodgers, you should aim to get more than Larry Fitzgerald.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @friar: I agree with friar on this 100 percent. I might even have him start answering my questions going forward. Thanks for the assist man!

        There is no way I’d make that trade. I expect to see Martin miss more games before the end of the season. And even if he doesn’t, Jacquizz has earned his share of the carries. No problem with playing two Broncos at different positions. It’s not like they are both receivers. Would you have an issue starting Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown? DeMaryius and Fitz are very close. Their rankings probably flip each week depending on matchups. From what I’ve seen I like Fitz a little more, but not Rodgers more.

        Riddick is a strong play (when healthy) in PPR formats. I’d hold here…

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Josh-NYC: No on the first trade…

  9. Johnny Hammershanks says:
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    Looking for some trade advice. 12 team league, .5 PPR. My squad:

    Brees
    Gore, Jacquizz, Latavius, Deandre Washington, Asiata, Knile Davis, M. Gillislee
    AJ Green, Marvin Jones, ARob, Moncrief
    Julius Thomas, Ertz

    I’m miraculously 6-1 and in first place. The offer is trade away Asiata and Moncrief and get Maclin and Doug Martin. Maclin is terrible so far and Dougie may finish strong when he returns.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Johnny Hammershanks says:
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      @Johnny Hammershanks: Or, I could get Meredith and Dougie for my same two. That change anything?

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Johnny Hammershanks: I’d take Maclin and Martin for sure. I like Maclin over Meredith. I think Meredith’s value takes a hit with Hoyer out…

        • Johnny Hammershanks says:
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          @malamoney: Thanks! II made the trade this morning. I was also offered to give up Jaquizz and get Ajayi (who is on bye). I’m 6-1 and pretty sure based on match-ups I’m going to lose this week, so would you do that deal? I appreciate the help!

          • malamoney

            malamoney says:
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            @Johnny Hammershanks: Yes. I’d take Ajayi over Rodgers for sure…

            • Johnny Hammershanks says:
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              @malamoney: Alright, last one for now. I have Ajayi now. Would you trade ARob and Gillislee for Doyle and Landry? My TEs are Julius and Gates. Reminder, rest of team now:

              Brees
              Latavius, Deandrew Washington, Gore, Knile, Gillislee, Martin, Ajayi
              AJ Green, Marvin Jones, Maclin, AROB
              Gates and Julius

              Any thoughts would be helpful as I prepare for the playoffs.

  10. Nick says:
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    Dak or Palmer this week? Also I currently have Maclin/J Brown benched with Marshall/D Adams/Snead in (I know very thin at WR – but have D Johnson/Freeman/Booker or Lat Murray on other side)…agree with wideouts?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Nick: Personally I think Adams and Maclin are a coin toss and am leaning Maclin (barely), but I can see either way.

      Palmer…

      • Nick says:
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        @malamoney: fair enough, what’s the spread between dak & Palmer? I have conflicting advice & personally I have Palmer now but seriously considering switching to Dakota

  11. Johnny Hammershanks says:
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    I’m back with another request for trade help. I have solid RB all of a sudden and looking to trade away Brees, Gore and Gates (who I just got on FA) for Luck and Olsen. No brainer, right?

    • malamoney

      malamoney says:
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      @Johnny Hammershanks: As long as you don’t need Gore. But it seems you might…

      • Johnny Hammershanks says:
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        @malamoney: RBs are Martin/Rodgers, Gillislee, Knile and Ajayi… decent depth for a 12 team league.

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    good god this is a bad week for D streaming for those of us who either don’t use our waivers for this or do all the time and are constantly at back of waivers. NYJ and TEN i’m sure have nice low ownership % but in competitive leagues those aren’t obtainable with 9th and worse waivers.

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      @goodfold2: guys i’ve used quite often like GB/BUF are worse than the DET/JAX teams. so i got DET/JAX in a LOT of spots.

  13. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    what ownership %’s do you use on your rosters for upcoming week, pretty hard to believe even before anderson injury that booker was applicable. unless all these leagues from which this data is culled only have like 4 bench spots or something like that.

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