We finally got a slate this week with a plethora of decisions. It was the first 13 game main slate since week 3 of the NFL season and the first time in a while that we had both the high-powered offenses of the Chiefs and Rams. In addition to this, the late season injuries that have been popping up had opened up some value making it easy to maneuver a lineup almost anyway you wanted.
My first must play that I locked into my cash lineup was Phillip Lindsay. He was priced way too low ($5400) for his increasing role and matchup against a withering Bengals defense. The other guy that I was certain I was going to be playing was Cam Newton in a good spot versus Tampa Bay. He didn’t quite smash as I had hoped but his floor remains evident which makes him an easy play. When news of Kareem Hunts debacle came to light it became almost impossible not to roster Spencer Ware at $4000.
More injuries that highlighted plays that led to this roster construction included Doyle leading to Ebron, and Jackson leading to Godwin. From there, with that much value on board, I knew I could fit both Gurley and Thielen who were among the best at their respective positions all year. That left me to fit Moore who has established a big role with Carolina and the Packers who looked to have a prime spot to succeed against an inexperienced QB playing on the road. It didn’t pay off but I still feel it was a good play.
The score of 168.5 led to my best week in cash on the year winning 90% of H2H’s and of course cashing in the massive $25 double up on DraftKings. Thankfully the week was successful overall as all but 1 of my tournament/GPP lineups also cashed. A good week to hopefully build on. No time for rest, time to start grinding week 14!