It is sometimes better to be lucky than good. That’s what happened to me this week in both of my leagues. I won both games, but if you were to look at the matchups you would not understand why I thought I was lucky. My losing streak is over!
In my weekly column league, I squeaked out a win against the Miami Dolphins of our league by a score of 148-131.5. I had a very underwhelming performance from my team, with the exception of Aaron Jones. He lit Dallas up with 182 total yards and f9our touchdowns (49.2 Fpts). Matt Lafleur better not “split” his carries; this guy is on fire.
In my other league I won 200-84. Lucky? Yes, I say. At about 11:30 Sunday morning, I remembered DeVante Adams was ruled out for Green Bay. I was left with the options of Geronimo Allison, who I picked up when Adams went down, or Will Fuller IV. I decided on Fuller. He only went on to get 217 receiving yards and three touchdowns, for 59 fpts.
I also lucked out by inserting DJ Chark (164 yds, 2 TD’s, 39 fpts) when Tyreek Hill was not ready to play, and lastly Sony Michel (123 yds, TD, 21 fpts) finally showed up for the 2019 season.
So yah, lucky!
Dak Prescott has looked human the last two weeks, but not enough for me to start Baker Mayfield over him. Austin Ekeler continues to put up points for me (22.3), but how long does that last with the return and ramp-up of Melvin Gordon?
The Jekyll and Hyde season of Robert Woods continues by only putting up 9.8 fpts and Julio Jones seemed to have been the only receiver bottled up in the shootout with the Texans, only producing 7 points. However, Josh Gordon still does not look right, and even though he outscored both Woods and Jones, I don’t trust him in my lineup just yet.
Lastly, I was forced to pick up a kicker as Matt Prater was on the bye and Stephen Gostkowski getting placed on IR. I picked up Robbie Gould.
On the bright side, Will Dissly has performed well since becoming my regular TE over Delanie Walker.
So here it is, This week’s lineup (subject to change)
QB Dak Prescott: Ride or die bab
RB James Conner: This will be monitored as Pittsburgh’s season is slowly dying
RB Austin Ekeler: All my RB’s are a flex option along with Gordon this week.
WR Julio Jones: One bad games is not enough to bench him
WR Robert Woods: Jekyll played last week in Seattle, maybe Hyde (not Carlos) will play again the 49ers
Flex Aaron Jones: Another prime time game, this appears to be when Jones shows up
TE Will Dissly: He’s my TE binky right now
K Robbie Gould: Potential shootout with the Rams, why not?
Def Chargers: They did well for me last week
Players not on my team that I like this week:
QB Lamar Jackson: I’m not high on Jackson, but Cincinnati seems to be the team where struggling teams seem to right themselves. Jackson gets them at home and should be able to get his groove going again. Kyler Murray at home against the Falcons is a good choice too.
RB Christian McCaffrey: This guy is a machine and is basically the only offensive option in Carolina. Playing Tampa Bay in London may be a showcase for him. It’s the Bucs home game, but they haven’t seen the state of Florida in almost a month. I also like Dalvin Cook, because I just do.
WR Chris Godwin: Godwin is turning into a nice, viable receiver in Tampa Bay. Michael Evans drawing top defensive coverage allows Godwin to pick up some targets. Cooper Kupp as Jarred Goff’s security blanket is always a good play.
TE This position is so hard to handicap when you try to spread the wealth. With that, I like Mark Andrews of Baltimore to do well this week, because everyone does well against the Bengals.
That’s it, all. Hit me up on Twitter @nicoladandrea to mock, ridicule or agree with me.