Week 6 was “No bueno” for me. I lost both my games, and one of them I lost by 1 point (no recount needed). There was nothing I could specifically point to that I could have seen coming. So I take my lumps and move into the second half of the season with a 3-3 record in both leagues. At least I am consistent.
Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense is starting to worry me. Dak has looked awful his last three games, but so hasn’t my backup Baker Mayfield. With Mayfield on the bye this week, Dak will need to help me out against the Eagles at home. He’s projecting a 19.4 fantasy performance, but I would really like to see him the 25 point range.
I will have to go back to the drawing board at TE as it appears I have lost Will Dissly for the season. He was one of my most consistent performers. I will insert Delanie Walker for now and see if I can grab someone on the waiver wire.
My darling the past few weeks Aaron Jones had a not-so-darling-like performance at home against the Lions (60 TOT yards, fumble, 8 fpts). However, with James Conner on the bye this week, I am going to need Jones to perform big at home against the Raiders.
My weekly frustrations with Robert Woods continue. Had it not been for a rushing touchdown, Woods would not have registered on the fantasy board (0 rec, 16 yds, 1 ruTD, 8 fpts). The dilemma I now face is what to do. With Josh Gordon still not looking right in the Patriots offense, and quite possibly is injured, I may need to ride Woods against the Falcons or possibly insert Cole Beasley at home against the Dolphins.
Needless to say there will be much tinkering with my lineup between now and Sunday.
My lineup for this week:
QB Dak Prescott I still have faith. But a poor performance against the Eagles my force my switch to Mayfield
RB Aaron Jones Need him big time this week with Connor on the bye
RB Austin Ekeler Will also need him this week too. Last Sunday may have been the beginning of the end. However, the Chargers were awful as a team.
WR Julio Jones He’s catching his targets. A potential shootout at home may help
WR Robert Woods For now
Flex Cole Beasley Could be Josh Gordon. But the Dolphins match-up is so delicious
TE Delanie Walker Will need to go on the waiver wire. Not sure if I can get someone better than Walker
K Matt Prater He was kicking bombs against the Packers
Def/ST Titans My two defenses are playing each other. Both QBs (Rivers and Tannehill/Mariota) are error prone. Could be a big week for either of them
Players I don’t have that I like this week:
QB Josh Allen I don’t think Josh Allen is an impressive quarterback, but any match-up against the Dolphins will most likely get you on this list. He can definitely sling and getting them at home will help. Deshaun Watson is on fire. Going up against a decent Colts team on the road will evidently not phase him.
RB Dalvin Cook You are probably thinking that I pick Cook every week. Nope, I make mention of him, but this week I am all in on him. The Vikings offense looked good last week, maybe they are turning it around. Not ready to say that yet, but if they do, it will be Cook who gets them there and not Kirk Cousins.
WR Tyreek Hill So I have Hill in my other league, but not this one. He had a good first game back, and a favorable match=up against the Broncos on the road should cure the Chiefs problems. Expect Hill to contribute mightily. If New Orleans can pick up what the Raiders did in London, expect Michael Thomas to have a good day against the Bears
TE Hunter Henry Henry looked good in his first game back from injury, reeling in 2 TDs in a dismal overall performance from the Chargers last Sunday night. Philip Rivers has always needed his TE to be successful. Maybe Henry’s return will have them going in the right direction
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