After the highs of last week, we came back down to reality in week six with a slightly above average performance but not enough to see us find profit in back-to-back weeks.
It was a low scoring week all around and despite our season-low of 124.08 points, we were only 22 points from making a profit seeing us finish just outside of that top 20%. That was largely down to some poor wide receiver selections, our QB failing to hit and our big money play, Austin Ekeler coming up short.
So, let’s have a more detailed look at how we lost our $20 putting us back in the red at -$6.82, before looking forward to week seven.
Week 6 Reviewed
Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Football team only managed to put up 13 points in reply to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, seeing him total a disappointing 10.28 against the 31st ranked defence in the league.
That meant our highest price wideout also flopped with McLaurin being miles away from his $7.1k value scoring 6.80 on 8 targets. Pittman Jr and Tee Higgins never fared any better with the returning TY Hilton taking targets from the former. Higgins had eight different pass catchers to contend with for the Bengals despite matching Ja’Marr Chase in terms of targets meaning he slightly outshone Pittman with 7.40 points to Juniors 5.80.
Ekeler got to see his usual amount of targets but the run game was lost due to the Chargers going down heavy in Baltimore so he ended with a season-low 9.5.
Everywhere else was a hit with our two other running backs in Taylor and Henderson seeing flames with a score of 31.80 for the Indi man, seeing him end the weekend as the RB1. Henderson finished just behind in 4th position bring home 24.7 DraftKings points. Our tight end found value yet again with Ricky Seals-Jones picking up 15.80 on six targets.
We finished with more flames as the Cardinals D got 5 sacks against the Browns, meaning they also went into double figures on 12.00 points.
This game week was a small reflection on our season so far with us largely hitting at running back with the receivers being the issues. Our one and only winning game week came with a receiving core of Adams, Jefferson and Allen with a sprinkle of Toney, which was guaranteed targets.
This weekend we play the $20 – $3.5mil Fantasy Football Millionaire and our focus when it comes to those wideouts will be on youth.
Week 7 Tips
QB – Jalen Hurts ($6,900)
We start with a QB who I hesitate to put down as a quarterback. With 300 rushing yards and five rushing TDs over his first six games, Jalen Hurts has betting running stats than most second-string running backs. This floor on the ground allows us to avoid a low QB score like last week with anything through the air in a pass-heavy offence being a bonus as they travel to Vegas in a likely high-tempo game.
RB – Aaron Jones ($7,500)
Sometimes you just get a feeling. Is Aaron Jones going to have a big week or is it going to be Devante Adams? This Sunday I feel it’s A.J’s turn as he will likely be playing from ahead at home against the Football team. His floor is around a solid 20 points anyway but I feel this is the week we see another ’40 burger’ from Jones, which will come with plenty of cheese.
RB – Cordarrelle Patterson ($6,300)
Who thought this was going to be a thing in 2021? Yet Patterson is averaging 20 fantasy points a game whether it be from the receiver, returner, running back or water boy?! CP84 does everything and is putting up points on a consistent basis on the back of a bye week with the retuning Calvin Ridley to contend with for the Dolphins. Who knows how he will get them but we will see points from Patterson this Sunday in Miami.
WR – Devonte Smith ($5,400)
You can’t have pass-happy Hurts without main man Devonte Smith for this Eagles team. However, I did say that last week with Heinicke and F1 McLaurin, which backfired big time. Yet the upside of Hurts rushing the ball does slightly negate a total bust if Smith doesn’t go off in Vegas. However, with 44 targets so far this season and Ertz leaving, it can only be a good thing for Smith who is hoping to be lucky in the desert.
WR – Jaylen Waddle ($5,600)
On the bring back from CP84 and this Falcons offence we go with another rookie in Jaylen Waddle. Last Sunday he saw 13 targets and went for a season-high 71 yards and two touchdowns. His previous high and only other touchdown was in week one. What do both these games have in common? Tua Tagovailoa. The pair have an obvious connection from their Alabama days and that’s enough for him to get the selection in week seven.
WR – Rashod Bateman ($3,400)
All aboard the rookies! Despite us struggling at receiver in recent weeks, we have put our faith in youth with this being the riskiest pick of the lot. Rashod Bateman made his rookie debut last Sunday connecting on 4 of 6 passes for 29 yards. He’s had another week with Lamar along with 6 weeks of watching and learning so will look to get involved once more for this high scoring Ravens offence. At a cost of just under $3.5k, he’s well worth the risk of hitting value this Sunday.
TE- Mike Gesicki ($4,700)
The only man to top Gesicki in targets last Sunday was our other man in Jaylen Waddle. With Gesicki running at least 75% of routes each week and him seeing a season-high 22.5 fantasy points with Tua last week he’s another Miami option we want on our side this weekend. With the Fins’ offence throwing the ball 47 times in London we want more of the same for this sink or swim pick for the Dolphins.
FLEX – DeAndre Hopkins ($7,700)
You always need at least two plays who can break a slate open and after Aaron Jones at RB, this is our other option with D-Hop. He faces the Texans who, if you haven’t heard, are bad! This could be a potential blow out and if we get to the stage where the starters are pulled in the 4th quarter, you’d hope the damage is already done and the Cards have put up 40 points over the first three. If that’s the case, there’s a good chance this man has done the damage to see Arizona on their way to a comfortable win at home.
DEF – New York Giants ($2,500)
This Giants team are now playing for jobs and there’s nothing more dangerous than that. In what looks like a must-win game for the G-Men before heads start to roll I’m hoping their D can live up to the heights of last season and take full advantage of a CMC-less Panthers whose QB has looked somewhat out of sorts of late.