Coming off a fun Thanksgiving Day slate it was important to remain focused on the task at hand. It was another short slate and the last week of byes. In those byes though were the Chiefs and the Rams who hold many of the high powered superstars that we’ve grown to love playing this year. The lineup construction was fairly simple for me to settle into this week. I was locked in on Nick Chubb in a matchup against a faltering Bengals team. He was just too cheap coming off a bye and having a path to bellcow workload. Along with Chubb I also locked Barkley into my lineup early. His usage has been other worldly and the Eagles blitz a lot which led me to believe that Manning would be dumping off all day. Marlon Mack was intriguing to me with MIA struggling against backs and his price tag screaming out value.
At QB I considered Cam Newton and Jameis Winston but I was a bit leary on Newton in his matchup that looked like it would feature shortened possessions and Winston scares me in cash with his history of getting benched. In the end Luck stuck out to me with his streak of 3+ TD passes now reaching 8 games.
This year has been rough when trying to pinpoint the TE to play. I liked Kittle because whoever has been throwing for SF has peppered him with targets and he had a great match against TB. I suppose it should be considered a little more when the QB is a rookie on the road and without his top 2 WR’s. Speaking of WR both Moore and Sanders were easy decisions with number 1 potential at low price. Bourne was a bit of a reach, however I thought that with Garcon and Goodwin out he would be in line for 8 targets against a bad defense. Mike Williams would have been a better option with his TD upside and a veteran QB who is on fire.
Overall for the slate I was able to win 21/35 H2H’s and cashed in the massive $25 double up. Next week we have our first full 13 game slate in a while so should be many more options to put together another winning lineup.