SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE:
Sunday Morning Update: 10:15 AM EST
Isiah Pacheco is going to "start" for Kansas City, but I'm not touching that one given the volatility that could come out of that game.
I've gotten about 1 hour of sleep trying to find a lineup I liked more than the Primary Cash Lineup. I've come to the realization that you're likely going to need to be uncomfortable on this slate given the lack of value plays.
Being uncomfortable with a lineup is completely ok, however you need to accept the players that you've chosen that if they fail you'll be ok with it. There's nothing worse than taking a flyer on a player that you're uncomfortable with and them sinking your lineup.
The one player, that I can not get comfortable with being in my lineup is A.J. Dillon. The numbers tell me that in a win, he should get the volume and be fine, but something about taking a backup running back just goes against everything that I've learned in the last 11 years of doing this. This is where I landed, I also looked at lineups with Curtis Samuel in them, which with Taylor Heinicke at quarterback worries me that he is going to lock on to one receiver and trying to pick that receiver is somewhat difficult in cash. I also looked at Ezekiel Elliott who is in a really great spot to have multiple touchdown upside with Dak back.
Removing CeeDee Lamb I'm more and more ok with. The reasoning here is that I don't think the difference between Lamb and a player such as Higgins, Godwin, or Metcalf is that significant of a dropoff.
One thing about Kenneth Walker. I admittedly don't love him, however I love that game. So much so that I almost created a Geno Smith lineup as my primary lineup.
So here's where I'm at after spending far too long on this slate. Hopefully it pays off.
- QB Lamar Jackson, BAL, $8,800
- RB Kenneth Walker, SEA, $7,300
- RB Aaron Jones, GB, $6,800
- WR, Chris Godwin, TB, $7,000
- WR Tee Higgins, CIN, $7,100
- WR DK Metcalf, SEA, $6,900
- TE Greg Dulcich, DEN, $4,000
- Flex RB Josh Jacobs, LV, $8,600
- TD Atlanta Falcons, $3,300
SITUATIONS THAT STAND OUT TO THIS WEEK ON THE MAIN SLATE.
- Dallas (vs Det) – 28 points
- LA Chargers (vs SEA) – 27.5 points
- Cincinnati (vs ATL) – 27 points
- Baltimore (vs CLE) – 26.25 points
- Las Vegas (vs HOU) – 26.25 points
Week 6 Recap
Week 6 was a tough week. Going into it, something felt off which I talked about in the article, that it was almost too easy of a week which I never like as they’re often too easy for the competition as well. I would much rather have a few of these weeks per year where it takes you down a peg compared to situations where you barely miss out on a 50/50 because of a team defense or a fluky play. This was just a bad lineup through and through.
Total points scored- 118.36
- QB Josh Allen, BUF, $9,200- 26.36
- RB Rhamondre Stevenson, NE, $7,500- 23.1
- RB Darrell Henderson, LAR, $5,700- 12.2
- WR, Cooper Kupp, LAR, $9,500- 13.2
- WR Michael Pittman Jr Jr, IND, $6,700- 19.9
- WR Romeo Doubs, GB, $5,500- 4.1
- TE Zach Ertz, ARI, $6,000- 10.5
- Flex RB Eno Benjamin, ARI, $6,300- 8.0
- TD Cincinnati Bengals, $3,600- 1.0
What went right:
- Not much. I can make the argument that Michael Pittman Jr was the right call, but he was fairly popular in cash games this week, as was Rhamondre Stevenson.
What went wrong:
- I made the decision to fade Ken Walker III last week which ended up being the wrong one. Everything worked in Walker’s favor in this game, as the Seahawks got out to an early lead and for the most part held that lead throughout the game. This prevented the better receiver in Deejay Dallas to come in and see any real playing time and it allowed the Seahawks to rely more heavily on their running game.
- Never would I have expected that Eno Benjamin had just 8.0 points in a game against the Seahawks that the Cardinals only scored 9 total points in the game. Then for him to come out on Thursday Night and put up 19.3 against a far superior Saints defense is
- It was bound to happen at some point where Cooper Kupp put up a dud of a game. 13.3 points from a player who is $9,500 just isn’t good enough especially when Stefon Diggs who was probably the right pairing with Josh Allen had a massive game.
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