Jesse brings together everything discussed on the Friday livestream, and Mans’ Saturday chat, in one easy-to-reference sheet!
The Core 4
Kyler Murray, Malcolm Brown, Beckham, Hooper
Mahomes, Beckham, Hooper, Jets DEF
Mans’ Guarantee of the Week
Always like Mahomes, not worried about the HOU DEF. If Hill is back, HUGE upgrade.
No problem with Watson, although KC DEF is usually better at home.
Like Jackson a lot, as well. Could argue he has an even higher ceiling than Mahomes bc of rushing.
Murray is reasonable, definitely has some upside at low ownership.
Not going to be on Minshew, but can’t really blame someone for using him (bc of price).
Cheap guy for me is Cousins. Can’t run against PHI and it’s easy to stack Cousins bc you know to use Thielen/Diggs.
Mahomes/Watson likely very chalky.
Like Jackson a lot as a lower-owned pivot from Watson/Mahomes.
Trying to go to Minshew when spending down, but not sure about it.
Like Cousins, will even pair him with Dalvin Cook.
If Gurley is out, Malcolm Brown will be the chalk.
Will definitely be leaving spots open for Edmonds if the David Johnson news is late-breaking.
Edmonds > Malcolm Brown if Johnson AND Gurley are out.
Cook will be lower-owned in higher-dollar events, but chalkier in low-dollar events.
Like Bell a lot, has been an under-the-radar star this year. He’s basically the entire NYJ offense, and this may be his best MU yet.
Carson is an acceptable play.
Ingram > Chubb and most of the other mid-tier guys (not Bell).
Not interested in Elliott, actually like NYJ DEF.
Hyde 100% on my main LU.
Really need to pay attention to David Johnson situation, because if he’s OUT you’ll definitely want Chase Edmonds in there, regardless of ownership.
Edmonds > Malcolm Brown is Johnson AND Gurley are out.
Dalvin Cook is MU proof.
Also like Bell a lot.
Carson is in play.
Love Hyde, but don’t really want to put him with any KC guys.
Ingram in a good spot and always underowned.
Damien Williams is a great <5% owned flier, especially paired with a lot of HOU on the other side.
If Ramsey plays for JAX, full fade of Michael Thomas.
Like Hill a lot if he’s in.
Diggs’ price on FD is WAY too low.
Chark is in play, but so is Westbrook. Hasn’t shown much this year, but the underlying numbers look good and he’s primed to regress upward.
Hate it, but really like Beckham. Everyone is “over” him, will go low-owned, etc. A typical smash spot for him.
Like Cooper, will get <10% ownership.
Kupp’s volume is insane and no one ever uses him. Want to get LAR WR exposure.
In the event Hill and Watkins are both OUT, like Pringle a lot at min price.
Crowder and Diggs are good mid-low $ guys.
Hooper, for sure, also Kelce.
Kittle is just so good, and his DK price is too low.
Andrews a great play to pair with Jackson.
Everett my favorite punt TE on DK, WAY too cheap.
See Andrews being under the radar.
Kelce/Kittle/Hooper will be, basically, 85% of the ownership. I’ll probably have more Andrews than any of those three.
SF will be my DEF.
Tough to pass up NYJ at only 1500 on DK.
Worried that if you stack KC/HOU, you’re just gonna have the same lineup as thousands of others.
Don’t think NO fares too well against JAX, especially if Ramsey plays.
Bell, SF DEF, and a KC stack are my main plays.
Probably not full-stacking KC/HOU.
Think the NYJ, overall, are on the cusp of being a very relevant fantasy offense.
Lamar Jackson, Hyde, Westbrook, Bell, NYJ are my main plays.
Mans’ Saturday Night Chat
Mahomes Ankle is an “issue” but he is good to go
Lamar Jackson is great yes. $1K lower than Mahomes is interesting
Kyler is a very good plan especially with those WRs
I think the safest guys also have the most upside: Mahomes and Lamar
Its Mahomes/Lamar or Ryan/Kyler this week. Anything else is either risky or just plain cuckoo
Cousins if you love your lineup around him….more risky than I personally like
Watson is great but I do think that the game script is playing directly into the ONE strength of the KC defense and that worries me. KC D strength=straight rushing the passer
Mahomes = KC exposure yes. REALLY wouldn’t pair him up cause at that price you might lose your advantage if Tyreek doesn’t go off too
I am between Lamar and Kyler honestly, it’s really close.
Jimmy G is OK…cash viable but not much else yes
Cousins: Its about game flow. If they have a lead, its run the clock out. They HAVE to have Wentz put up points and even then big runs by Cook could hurt him a bit.
@rlwharton it is about Minshew and were he likes to distribute the ball. He loves Chark and hasn’t thrown a ton to slot so there is uncertainty as far as whether Minshew will pick on PJ the way a veteran would
No love for Dak
Ingram > Bell
Kamara looks like he will be good to go
David Johnson is going to play too and it SUCKS. I am positive that he’ll leave early too but you cannot play Edmonds if DJ is active
Penny is highly questionable
I wouldn’t play Henderson at all in any format
Jackson/Bell/Fournette very good yes
Ingram and Hyde….better on FD…wouldn’t pair them on dK cause no pass catching
I am totally avoiding the KC backfield
Ingram is great
Dalvin Cook is Good and very contrarian
I am not doing AP
Ingram is good of course
Malcolm Brown is just a lock
Carson > Fournette > Ingram
Browns and Ingram good…Brown and Carson good too
Henry has a TD in all but 1 game so not really much different this week
Coleman in cash on DK only…don’t need to on FD
The thing about Brown is…he is not going to do much. 8 points with chance for TD and then 14. but he gets us the STUDS we want
Brown > Coleman yes
Zeke > Dalvin barely
Darnold back means less safety pressure for Bell so I like it
Fournette not bad chalk IMO.
Brown isn’t going to do much…..but we don’t need a lot at 4800
Coleman can do more than Brown but also is sharing a backfield…so can do worse
Kamara > Cook assuming he plays
I don’t like Cook/Kamara/Chubb….Its not bad at all obviously…but I feel your WRs might be real risky
Carlos Hyde will be a reverse script guy. He will get more work EARLY in the game and will be phased out later. They have to keep KC off the field
IF YOU DON’T WANT TO PLAY BROWN…….DON’T PLAY BROWN
Love Zeke but expensive
Favorite RB….depends on $: Kamara at the top, Zeke at very top….Carson in the middle with Ingram second
On FD Fournette > Bell
@Mymoneypls brings up good point. If DJ DOESN’t GO…..I would pivot off Brown for Edmonds in a heartbeat
Fournette > Bell slightly because Jags offense is better
Yeah Kamara > Carson
Love Henry but lack of pass catching really hurts him especially on DK
I was all in Kamara early in the week before injuries
On DK I can use Coleman > Brown if you prefer. On FD I cannot
Kamara has been GREAT….just not getting into edzone
Yeah Conner is way underpriced on the full slate.
Ingram > Bell on FD….Bell > Ingram on DK
Fournette still > Ingram
Fournette > Henry
Malcolm Brown > Hyde because of price
Duke Johnson HELL NO
Hollywood Brown = LIKELY OUT
Tyreek is going to play
I trust Tyreek about 70%. Will know the first time he is hit and knocked to ground.
DJ Chark YES
Kupp is fantastic yes
Lockett > Chark
Dede is cash viable but I do like Chark more if price isn’t a problem
Cooper > Thielen
Hopkins = Julio……pick your poison
Lockett > Chark > Fuller > McLaurin\
Chark > Sutton if price isn’t important
Odell Beckham catches a TD = GUARANTEE
I like Thielen….Not playing him myself but its good
I don’t think OBJ will be chalk at all
Tyreek is good at this price yes
Dede Westbrook draws PJ Williams
I have OBJ > All other WRs this week but just because of price. I would rank Julio > Hopkins > OBJ if no $ mattered
Diggs is fine
OBJ & Tyreek in same lineup yes
I would use Tyreek as the KC piece if you are NOT using Mahomes
Diggs not in cash but pretty good GPP play
Kupp > Tyreek
Fitz > Diggs
Kupp >> Thielen
Woods > Cooks for a Rams stack
Ridley > Kirk
I like 0 WR’s under $4K on DK
Not yet on Robby Anderson…he will be a thing in 2 more weeks
I don’t like Snead
Crowder if you wanted to not use Brown and have a stud lineup everywhere else
First WR to lock….OBJ for me
MVS > Hardman
Like Tyreek, OBJ and Dede in GPP
Preston Williams > MVS >>>>>>>Deebo
Sutton >>> Sanders
Julio = DHop…..too close to call. Probably LEAN Julio but tough
Chark > Fitz > Boyd >> McLaurin
Chark > Dede in cash
Gallup is NOT cash viable no
Golladay > MVS
Chark > Fitz > Sutton >>> Gallup
Lockett >> Fuller
Evans > Godwin…this is an Evans week
Tyreek does make me nervous but if they Dr’s have him cleared….let’s do it
Julio = Hopkins…pick your poison
I am not using Michael Thomas….prefer the other big names this week
Fuller not quite cash viable
Sutton > Thielen
OBJ > Evans
Fitzgerald > Sutton by a tad
Kupp > Lockett if price is not important
I do not like Gerald Everett no
Yeah if using another TE then Hooper…its Kelce/Ertz/Andrews or bust really. Fant is best option but still not good
Kittle is good too
Hooper is the lock IMO. Kelce/Ertz/Andrews all great too…but trying to get cute on TE might lead to you chasing 10-20 points to 50%+ of the field. That is REAL dangerous
I worry about Kittle blocking more without McGlenchy yes
No Goeddert or Sprinkle LOL
Jared Cook if you are playing 5+ lineups…otherwise use Hooper
Pivot from Hooper is up to Ertz or Andrews
I like the Jets DST honestly
I respect the Saints D but its not that great. This is the SAME UNIT we called awful after week 2
DST is probably the Ravens…but I am paying down or at least trying to
this is a week where building your lineup without a QB then seeing who fits is a good strategy
No Lamar and Ingram, one or the other.
I may pair Kyler & Fitzgerald. Kyler naked though makes sense because o the rushing ability
No fucking way I play Minshew and Swaim in any lineup
Jackson/Ingram/Fournette very good
Goff/Kupp very good
No on Julio + Hooper in cash
Carson > Lockett but love either
Crowder and Brown…don’t think that offers enough upside honestly
I prefer Fournette to Chark
Notice: Brown is pay down option on FD……..going to use the Jets DST as the pay down option on DK
I really like Lockett but Carson is the one the Seahawks themselves want to touch the ball most
Carson > Thielen
Baker is OK…..that whole offense could go nuts….of it could just be one long TD to OBJ
KC = Mahomes >>> Tyreek > Kelce (only because of price)
I don’t love the Brown & Jets DST together…but if rest is Pure fire I can probably get behind that
OBJ > Kamara > Amari
This is a REAL crazy week
I think Jalen Ramsey is not going to play
Tyron Smith and La’el Collins are both highly questionable
Chargers O-line a mess too
PRO TIP: Shitty teams perform shitty in DFS even in GREAT matchups. Be CAREFUL of your Redskins/Dolphins exposure
My opinion is that FD is better for cash. But I also prefer .5 PPR
I would definitely have a HOU/KC share
Lewan is back
I don’t think Ramsey will play
Marshon Lattimore isn’t that good
Favorite game stack is HOU/KC of course…under owned game stack is Seahawks/Browns
Best contrarian stack…..SEA/CLE, SF/LAR or PITT/LAC
I really don’t want much exposure to MIA/WSH
MIN/PHI could shootout yeah
yeah we can get too contrarian in cash. It is a thin line honestly…need to make our stand somewhere and make sure we aren’t chasing the field in any other spots
I hung out with Derek Carty on Friday hahahaha
Standing up = wipe
Lisa Ann >>>>>
Lynn Swann > Cliff Branch