Jesse brings together everything discussed on the Friday livestream, and Mans’ Saturday chat, in one easy-to-reference sheet!
The Core 4
Watson, David Johnson, Julio, Golden Tate
Watson, Elliott, Julio, Auden Tate
Mans’ Guarantee of the Week
David Johnson 18+ pts.
ATL/HOU and CIN/ARI are the two games you want to be invested in at QB.
Brady, Winston are fine, too. Brady better for cash, Winston for GPP. Winston better priced on DK.
If you HAVE to, Daniel is very cheap. Obviously more of a GPP play, but he’s in a good spot.
Watson is better for cash, Ryan better for GPP. Game will go over and be a shootout.
Like Murray and Dalton, would have Murray>Dalton if forced, but probably fading both of them.
Why bother w/ the Ekeler/Gordon question? Just don’t play them.
Elliott, David Johnson, Cook are my favorites.
Cannot imagine building a FD lineup w/o David Johnson. EXTREMELY mis-priced.
Value/GPP options: Montgomery, Mixon (DK), Bell (DK), Henry, Ronald Jones.
Mixon is a guy I wouldn’t use until the 4th, 5th lineup (or deeper).
Henry, Ronald Jones my favorite lower-owned/GPP guys.
No Dion Lewis.
Elliott is in a GREAT MU.
Cook and MIN will have no problem slashing through the NYG run DEF.
Personally, probably not playing McCaffrey. Don’t blame anyone who wants to use him.
Fournette is a very good play, too. All formats.
Bell is way too cheap on DK, as is Mixon.
Probably shouldn’t full-fade the top RB (Elliott, DJ, Cook, McCaffrey). Unlikely you’ll be able to overcome all of them w/ lower-owned players. Want to have at least 1 of them.
Fitzgerald > Isabella
Like Thielen/Diggs, but it’s really tough b/w them. Would say Thielen>Diggs.
Josh Gordon will get back on track this week, great for GPP.
Just want to get exposure to the ATL/HOU and CIN/ARI games. WRs to use in those are in the article.
Like Golden Tate a lot. In a good spot in the slot against MIN, making his NYG debut, etc.
Like Fitzgerald a lot, even in cash if you’re not playing DJ.
Like Andrews a lot.
Every other thing discussed is in the article.
Jared Cook is the crazy, flier pick.
DAL is too cheap on DK.
PIT DEF is much better than anyone realizes. WAY too cheap, especially on DK.
Think OAK/CHI will be closer, and lower scoring, than most do.
If you want to change the Core, the first thing I’d look at is pivoting from Watson.
Saturday Night Chat
Wentz naked in GPP is fine. I don’t think Jets defense is that bad though
Kyler in GPP is GOOD
If you’re using Chase Daniel, have rest of your lineup LOADED with the studs: Cook, Zeke, Julio, etc
I do NOT think Watson is too expensive on DK BUT….if you can’t make it work, Matt Ryan is a very solid alternative while still having “some exposure” to Watson through him
I like Brady a lot…but I don’t like him in GPP. The upside is Limited by slow tempo, high volume running and offensive line injuries.
Out on Flacco in DFS
I am on Watson, Ryan and am flirting with a Kyler lineup for GPPs
I like Dalton to….but am leaning Ryan over him if price is not a problem
Chase Daniel is just a price play. He averaged 250 yards and 20 rushing yards last year in two starts and this is a plus matchup
Kyler > Dalton because of running ability
Only guys that I am IN on at QB are: Watson, Ryan, Kyler, Daniel.
Not using Dak personally…..Packers secondary been great and Tyron Smith is out (LT)
Nothing wrong with Jameis, it’s just a game flow thing really. Saints really slowed things down last week and are likely to do that here again. I don’t think this game could shoot out either way and I think that Atlanta/Houston does either way.
NO NO NO NO on Bridgewater
Right now I have Zeke = Dalvin Cook > CMC >>>Kamara
Fournette is a GREAT play on both sites. He and David Johnson are in tremendous spots
David Johnson >> Mixon
Fournette and DJ are REAL close on DK. Its about who else you have and how much $ you have
I do like Lev Bell A LOT especially on DK
Fournette >>> Aaron Jones
Henry > Ingram yes
I can’t go there on James White. Just too game flow dependent
Fournette on FD, Bell on DK
CMC will touch ball 25+ times again….the matchup is tougher but he is completely safe under any game script
Yeah Derrick Henry will be over 100 this week again….problem with him is there are RBs with so much more upside and very similar floors
As of now I personally have 0% David Montgomery. I am paying down elsewhere
WHY IS ANYBODY TRYING TO PLAY NE PATRIOTS RB ROULETTE THIS WEEK?!?!?
On FD Henry > Bell…on DK Bell > Henry
I really like Ronald Jones….would be an ideal spot to use him but as I’ve said all night the game flow/speed worries me
My lowest RB right now is DJ & Bell
DJ > Fournette in FD cash
Bell in cash is fine but only gets there on DK for me
Ronald Jones NOOOO in cash
I am not trying to figure out the SD RBs in DFS this week. Let our opponents try and figure that out
DK Cash Bell > Fournette by a hair
I have Bell > Kamara actually on DK
Fournette is totally fine on DK….if you love the lineup around him keep him in
Henry as you know….matchup is above average but game speed is slow and he doesn’t catch passes. In a week like this with so many top end RBs in TREMENDOUS spots….100 & TD for Henry probably doesn’t crack the top 12 at RB
No Chris Thompson
Auden Tate is GREAT on DK especially….
Don’t play Kumerow
Godwin > Thomas
Nuk & Julio are tremendous in cash (or GPP)….all about which RBs you use with them
Will Fuller is not safe enough for cash….wonderful tournament play though
Golden Tate is a FANDUEL PLAY ONLY because of price…..use Auden Tate on DK
Emmanuel Sanders is good yes…just not quite in cash
Godwin >> Thomas
MVS and Allison are only GB WR that we can use
Alshon is in a great spot this week
Julio, Godwin and D Hop are all AMAZING….all about price and lineup build
Not using any GB WR in cash no
Marquise Brown is DEFINITELY a GPP play this week. Won’t be owned and we know the big plays that Joe Haden will give up
I prefer Ridley in GPPS
Sutton not a cash play no
Auden Tate on DK….Golden Tate on FD
Not using Golden Tate on DK at all
Godwin >>> Edelman
Ridley and Sutton are NOT cash game viable
Allen Robinson is solid. Kind of like paying up or down though from that spot
Fuller > Beasley > Samuel
No James Washington under any circumstances
Real tough….Fuller > Ridley by a smidge
Ridley > Sutton > Gallup > DJ Moore but NONE of them in Cash
Yeah Keenan Allen is VERY safe
Edelman in cash, Gordon in GPP
DK Cash Neither G Tate nor Fuller should be used but if we have to Fuller
No Kumerow……….There are SO MANY other plays that you could use don’t dive that deep
I love Fitz in cash.
Edelman > Fitz by a hair in cash
If I had the money I would go Fuller over Tate…..but for the price its Tate
Fuller is not cash viable to me no
MVS is really the only GB WR I would consider
I actually like Noah Fant too….just not in cash
Of course Eifert is a trap. I’m OK with it in cash though. Mark Andrews is my favorite TE overall
No on Jason Witten
Jimmy Graham YES….I REALLY don’t want to but the simulations fucking loved him. I will be adding him to article tonight
Delanie is OK but didn’t get to the cash line and his upside is limited for GPP
Ted is trying to talk me into Sprinkle….lol. I just don’t like it. Redskins O-line is a mess, TE has to block A LOT….blah
Uzomah is interesting…..I could totally see him catching the Bengals TE TD this week but that doesn’t really help us you know? I’d rather have an 80% TE or somebody that can get us 10+
I like Fant absolutely
Jared Cook is my GPP TE
Sprinkle…….Redskins TEs have to stay in and block A LOT. They run less routes.
Fant > Knox
Andrews > Eifert > Olsen > Fant
DAL > NO
PIT > NYJ
I was REAL tempted by Cousins and do think he winds up feeding Thielen/Diggs…..but man….I would have to build 5+ lineups to use him. Prefer to take a piece like Thielen and just call it a day
You don’t have to pair Watson which is one of the reasons I do like him. His rushing ability is huge especially in red zone and his dedication to push the ball down field to all receivers is huge. Pairing him is fine but I honestly prefer to use a Falcons player to bring it back with
Hopkins/Ryan and Julio/Watson are both VERY strong options
Not worried about Cook but do think the Vikings try and throw more to appease these bitching WR’s. His floor is still as high as it gets
I would Pay down to Monty if I am getting an ELITE WR or two
I have Auden Tate > Eifert
No stacking Auden Tate with Eifert in cash….just think of using TWO Bengals….
Cook > DHop on FD
Toughest decision on DK is Auden Tate Vs Tyler Eifert. I am OK with Eifert but prefer Tate on DK.
Auden Tate and Fant on DK is fine
Godwin > Fournette
Bell > Fitz on DK Cash
Fournette > Fitz
I don’t think things are that bad in Minnesota. It’s kind of much ado about nothing really. I am slightly worried about Cook because I feel they will try and get the passing game right this week
Good question….really comes down to New Orleans tempo….they are playing slower, and trying to grind out the game..so this limits his upside here. The Godwin and Evans are only targets there so they are REALLY safe
I don’t like doing multiple lineups in cash games. You’re literally competing against yourself and its much more likely that you split the W & L and thus…REALLY hard to profit
I am not dedicated to any position in FLEX. Want the safest most secure player in that spot every week
Stacks are Falcons/Texans/Cardinals…if you eat to be different than Chargers or Tampa
I ALWAYS use just one lineup in cash….most of the time I use that same lineup in all of my GPPs too. This week I am doing 1-2 GPP lineups too
I play about 40+ single entry 50/50’s a week. Usually much more
I won’t play below $5 and usually not below $10 in cash games. I don’t play in GPPs under $20 and try to focus on GPPS of $50+
Here is the trick for DK: Take the chalk lineup build and change 1-2 players that are good players but in less than ideal matchups
Draftkings is basically a lottery system. They just want you to play volume there and pass money back and forth
French Fries > Tots >>>>>>>>>>>Onion Rings
I am allergic to onions LOL
Of all the fanbases in the world…I probably identify mostly with the Bills LOLOL
Would need to be a PLAYOFF GAME for me to go anywhere during the NFL season