My Custom Points League - 2015

13 Sep, 2015

December 9, 2015

I pick up both TE - Jacob Tamme (dropping Vance McDonald) and WR - Doug Baldwin (dropping Tevin Coleman) to bolster this team.  There was not guarantee Vance was even going to play this weekend due to a concussion, so I hope Tamme can provide me some points.  I also picked up red hot Doug Baldwin who's gotten 240 pass yards and 5 TDs the past two weeks, he seems like an upgrade over Sanders right now.  I don't actually need either of these guys for this weekend because of my bye, but I want them in my lineup for week 15.

December 8, 2015

Week 13 went great as I got a solid win against the worst team in our league.  Here's the wrap up

QB - Cam Newton is the #1 QB in the league and he has another 5 TD performance with 331 pass yards along with 49 rush yards for 29.26 points.

WR - Jarvis Landry has his worst game of the season with only 2 catches for 5 yards, 2.25 points.  This seems like a total anomoly and he should bouce back strongly.

WR - Michael Crabtree gets 5 receptions for 45 yards and a TD, earning 13.25 points.

RB - Jonathan Stewart gets 82 rush yards, a rush TD along with 3 receptions for 31 yards for 16.75 points.

RB - Shaun Draughn gets a great workload with 19 total opportunties (13 touches and 6 targets) and ends the day with 36 rush yards and a TD along with 5 receptions for 50 yards, getting me 17.10 points.

TE - Vance McDonald left the game early with a concussion and only managed 2 catches for 18 yards for 2.9 points.

FLEX - Emmanuel Sanders was a complete non factor only hauling in 3 receptions for 19 yards and a 5 yard rush for 4.45 points.  I'm not sure he's going to be usable during the playoffs if this continues.

K - Mike Nuget gets me 15!

DEF - Seattle lords over Minnesota and I get 10.

I end the day with a better than projected 110.96 points and I lock in my #2 position for the playoffs.  One thing is for sure, I need to have Gronk back if I hope to have a chance of winning this league.  Luckily I get a bye week for week 14 because we have 6 teams that make the playoffs (#3 plays #6, and #4 plays #5 this weekend).  So if Gronk gets back by week 15, I'll be fine.  I also have the easiest route to the championship as the #3 and #6 team are the lowest scoring teams in the playoffs, so I can probably win without Gronk in week 15, but I will definitely need him back by championship week.

December 5, 2015

Thursday night did not go well for my opponent.  Calvin Johnson had 3 receptions for 44 yards and a TD, so he ended up underperforming with only 11.2 points (versus a projected 15.43).  The Green Bay defense did even worse as they only scored 4 versus a projected 8.1.  So now his projections have gone down to 89 points versus my projected 106.89.

Here's who I'm starting in week 13.

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 18.9) - Looking for a contiuation of his perfect season against the pathetic Saints.

WR - Jarvis Landry (proj points 14.77) - Coming off his best game of the season and plays the soft Baltimore defense.

WR - Michael Crabtree (proj points 12.13) - Should be a tough game, I'm hoping it turns into a shoot out.

RB - Jonathan Stewart (proj points 14.5) - I can't think of any reason to sit this guy right now.  I can't believe I was able to pick this guy up off the waiver wire.

RB - Shaun Draughn (proj points 13.93) - I can't start Demarco Murray, especially since they're playing the Pats, so I'm starting this guy instead.  I'm sure he'll play better.

TE - Vance McDonald (proj points 6.12) - I was not able to get Anderson from New England, so I have this guy instead.  If you would have told me at the beginning of the season I'd be starting two players from the Niners, I would have said you were crazy.

Flex - Emmanuel Sanders (proj points 9.88) - Nice game last week, should continue against San Diego

K - MIke Nugent (proj points 8.18)

DEF - Seattle (proj points 8.4)

Bench:  Jeremy Langford, Rob Gronkowski (out), Demarco Murray, Tevin Coleman

December 3, 2015

I am not playing anyone in tonight's Green Bay/Detroit game.

My opponent is playing Calvin Johnson and the Green Bay Defense.

December 1, 2015

Monday night went fine as my Cleveland Kicker pretty much matched Barnidge's production point for point.  I ended with 9 additional points and Barnidge got 11.55, so I ended up winning by 19.

Three more teams secured their playoff spots so that leaves one more open spot with next week being the last week of the regular season.  We do a three week playoff because the top 6 teams get playoff spots.  The #1 and #2 ranked team get a bye week in week 14 while #3 plays #6 and #4 plays #5.  Week 15 has the #1 team play the winner of the #3/#6 game.  The #2 team plays the winner of the #4/#5 contest.

There's a lot of drama in play for the final week of the season.  Right now the #6 team needs to win to secure that last playoff spot.  Unfortunately they have to play the #1 team and the projections show a toss up with the #6 team only favored by 2 points.  If they lose, the #7 team can sneak in with a win and they are heavily favored in their matchup. 

November 30, 2015

It looks like I've wrapped up win number 9.

WR - If I may quote future president Donald Trump, Sunday was HUGE for Jarvis Landry!  The guy was a total beast getting 13 receptions for 165 receiving yards and a TD, so I ended up with 28.8 points.

WR - Michael Crabtree didn't do much but he did get a TD to save the day, 10.95 points.

TE - Rob Gronkowski had a huge Sunday night game but then went down with a pretty severe injury, word is that it's not that bad and he's not going to miss much time, but I need to get an alternative TE for week 13.  Six receptions, 88 yards and a TD got me 16.4 points.

FLEX - Tevin Coleman got 110 rush yards but also a fumble lost so he ended up with 10.

DEF - Seattle let Pittsburgh score 30, so I ended up with 4 points here.

At the end of the night I had scored 99.03 points versus 77.26 points with each of us having a player going on Monday night.  I have the kicker, T. Coons.  My opponent has Gary Barnidge.  Given that I am nearly 22 points ahead of him, I'm feeling pretty confident that I will end with a win tonight.  Of course we're in silly season now so I can see Barnidge going off for 150 yards and 2 TDs, but I hope it doesn't happen.

November 28, 2015

Here's who I'm rolling with for week 12:

WR - Jarvis Landry (proj points 17.86) - I hope he bounces back from last week's disappointing showing.

WR - Michael Crabtree (proj points 11.47) - He has cooled off some, but still hoping for a decent showing tomorrow.

TE - Rob Gronkowski (proj points 12.16) - This looks to be a tough game and Buffalo showed Denver how to shut him down.

FLEX - Tevin Coleman (proj points 13.61) - I'm hoping for a high volume day.

K - Travis Coons (proj points 8.12)

DEF - Seattle (proj points 9.18)

Bench:  Emmanuel Sanders, Jeremy Langford, James Starks, Kamar Aiken

Tough matchups all around this week and I need some big performances in order to pull off the victory.  I am projected to lose by about 15 points right now.

November 27, 2015

Well, Thursday did not go well for me.

My biggest bust was DeMarco Murray who ended up with a miserable 30 yards (3 points) in their blowout loss.  Not even any catches in garbage time!  Philly has just been awful these past few games and I think he's going to have to sit on the bench considering that my second fiddle RBs, Jeremy Langford and James Starks, both scored substantially more points than he did!  Ugh.

Cam Newton had a fine day with 45 rush yards and a rush TD to offset his 183 pass yards with no passing TDs.  He ends up just under projections with 15.63 points.

Jonathan Stewart also had a decent day with 68 rush yards and 3 catches for 9 yards, but no TDs.  He got me 10.25 points, also just under projections.

So I end the day with only 28.88 points.  However, my opponent started the Carolina defense, who got two scores yesterday.  They ended up with 20 points!  So now the projections show me scoring 96.9 versus 120.22 for my opponent.  I need some huge games out of the rest of my players this weekend!

November 26 2015

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

I've got a bunch of players working today while I stuff my face.

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 15.75) - Cam has been so good for so long this season I hope this isn't the week he has a down game.

RB - DeMarco Murray (proj points 18.29) - Needs to turn it up for me against a newly resurgent Detroit defense.

RB - Jonathan Stewart (proj points 11.99) - I like the fact he's been getting 20 touches a game.

My oppoent has the Carolina defense.  A good showing today will set me up nicely for the weekend. I am currently favored by just over 8 points for week 12.

November 25, 2015

Gronk totally blew it on Monday night, only catching only 2 passes for 37 yards ending with 3.85 points.  I end up losing to the bottom ranked team.  Losing Sanders and Edelman has really hurt this team and playes like Crabtree and Starks just aren't the same calibur.  I can only hope that Sanders returns to action soon. Still, my team is very strong.  I am projected to be #2 in points this week in our league.

November 23, 2015

This has ended up being closer than expected as my team underperformed in week 11

QB - Cam Newton - Of course I'm not talking about Cam, who is absolutely destroying it this season.  He throws for a career high 5 TD passes and earns me 23.43 points.

WR - Jarvis Landry has his worst game of the season as he manages only 4 catches for 55 yards and 65 return yards for 9.55 points.

WR - Michael Crabtree gets a mediocre 5 catches for 50 yards and 7.5 points.

RB - DeMarco Murray rushes for 64 yards and catches 4 passes for 27 yards but no TDs, so I end up with 9.75

RB - Jeremy Langford gets 25 rush yards and a TD along with 3 catches for 17 yards, which gives me 12.35 points

FLEX - Jonathan Stewart also has a nice day with 102 rush yards and 1 catch for 12 yards and a TD for 18.8 points.

K - Blair Walsh goes 1 for 2 on PATS and I get a goose egg.

DEF - Seattle does what I expected and they get 7 points against San Francisco.

So I end the weekend with 89.38 points and one player to play, Rob Gronkowski.  My opponent ends his weekend with a better than expected 100.76 points (everyone has played).  That means I need Gronk to get me 11.39 points or more to get the win.  While I'm not worried, and I've locked in a playoff spot, right now I want to maintain my #1 ranking and position for the playoffs.  

November 21, 2015

Here's my week 11 lineup:

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 15.7) - I'm not sitting the #2 QB this season!

WR - Jarvis Landry (proj points 14.0) - Guess what, you're my #1 WR right now.

WR - Michael Crabtree (proj points 14.15) - I'm hoping that last week's poor performance was an abberation.  Should be a nice matchup against hapless Detroit.

RB - DeMarco Murray (proj points 18.49) - Nice matchup against Tampa Bay

RB - Jeremy Langford (proj points 14.42) - It was a mistake benching him last week, he's in until Forte comes back.

TE - Rob Gronkowski (proj points 13.1) - When's he going to have another huge game?  It'd be nice to see it now that Edelman is out.

Flex - Jonathan Stewart (proj points 16.02) - Had a nice game last week, looking for 20+ touches.

K - Blair Walsh (proj points 8.39)

DEF - Seattle (proj points 9.45) - Seattle owns the 49ers right now.

BENCH:  James Starks, Emmanuel Sanders, Kamar Aiken, Buffalo DEF

I already had a huge advantage heading into this week with a projected score of 123.72 to 96.31, but now due to Blake Bortles my point advantage has increased to 34.69.  I'm pretty confident I've got my 9th win locked down.

November 20, 2015

Har, Har!  Bortles earns an amazing 7.41 points on Thursday night behind an unimpressive 242 pass yards, 1 TD, 1 INT performance.  As if I didn't need more of an advantage this week!

November 19, 2015

I don't have any players in tonights Jacksonville/Tennessee matchup, but my opponent is playing Blake Bortles.

November 17, 2015

Week 10 wrapup.

It was a tough week as I underperformed expectations and lost to the #2 team.  The good news is that I retain my #1 ranking because of all the points I've earned this season and I've locked up a playoff slot!  Here's the breakdown:

QB - Cam Newton scored 17 points with another excellent effort that included a passing TD and a rushing TD!

WR - Julian Edelman is done for the rest of the fantasy season after breaking his foot on Sunday.  He did manage 4 catches for 53 yards and got me 6.65 points.  This is my first major injury on this team this season, so I've been extremely lucky so far.   This is a big loss, though.

WR - Jarvis Landry is solid again with 16.65 points wih 6 rush yards, 7 receptions for 52 yards and a fluke TD.

RB - DeMarco Murray was vultured at the goal line by Ryan Mathews, but he still ended up with 61 rush yards and 6 receptions for 58 yards and15 points.

RB - James Starks didn't have the breakout game we were hoping against the pathetic Lions, but he did get 42 rush yards and 6 receptions for 54 yards earning 12.9 points.

TE - Rob Gronkowski had a solid game with 5 catches for 113 yards and a TD for 17.65 points.

FLEX - Michael Crabtree fell back to earth after a couple of huge games, only getting 4 receptions for 55 yards for 6.75 points.  And this was a good move as Emmanuel Sanders was shut out on Sunday.

K - Blair Walsh made 3 field goals and 3 PATS for 12 points.

DEF - The Seattle defense had a solid game considering they allowed 39 points to be scored.  They ended up just under projections with 7 points.

My biggest mistake was benching Jeremy Langford who had a huge game against what was supposed to be one of the best defenses in the league (St. Louis).  He scored 32.75 points and would have won me my game.  Buffalo also did great, but Seattle's been more consistent this season, so I'm sticking with them.  I do need to get another WR to help out with my suddenly depleted receiver corps!

November 15, 2015

Here's my week 10 lineup:

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 15.26)

WR - Julian Edelman (proj points 16.22)

WR - Jarvis Landry (proj points 14.3)

RB - DeMarco Murray (proj points 17.85)

RB - James Starks (proj points 12.76) - I just found out that Eddie Lacy is inactive today, so Starks should have a big day!

TE - Rob Gronkowski (proj points 13.9)

FLEX - Michael Crabtree (proj points 13.71)

K - Blair Walsh (proj points 9.2)

DEF - Seattle (proj points 4.69)

Bench:  Emmanuel Sanders, Jonathan Stewart, Jeremy Langford, Buffalo DEF

I decided to bench Sanders because of his ankle issue.  I figured that Crabtree has been playing great and will do me just fine.

November 13, 2015

Wow, I'm surprised to see that Buffalo did so well on Thursday night.  Their defense scored 14 points, so I hope I don't regret slotting in the Seahawks as my defense this weekend!

I've decided to start looking ahead to see what the rest of the regular season looks like.  This weekend is my toughest game of the final 4, however, I am heavily favored with a 17 point projected lead over him.  The following 3 weeks see me with even larger leads using the projections (between 20-30 points in each game).  This looks like an easy path to finish 12-1.

I'm really not surprised that this season has turned out so well.  I looked back at my draft and basically I only had one bad pick in the first 8 rounds.  That bust was Alfred Morris in the 4th round.  I was expecting a lot more out of that guy given his track record and the fact that he was on a contract year.  He has been just abysmally bad.

However, my other 7 picks have been every week rock stars this season.  My first pick was Gronk and he has been golden.  Demarco Murray was #2 and I was really worried about him for a while, but they finally started using him the way most people thought in week 5 and he's been solid ever since.  Still, this is a warning that a player changing teams is a risky bet as you don't know how the new coach will utilize their skills.  I reviewed who was still available and I could have done better had I picked Julio Jones, but overall I'm happy with how Murray has worked out. 

My 3rd pick was Emmanuel Sanders and he has been, arguably, the best offensive player for the Broncos this season.  It helps that Peyton can no longer chuck it deep to Demaryus Thomas.  We've already talked about Alfred Morris in the 4th round, still it's very disappointing.  I'm interested to see where he lands because i don't think he'll be at Washington next season.

The next two picks were my best of the draft.  In the 5th round I grabbed Edelman.  I really liked Edelman but mostly as a consistency play (his consistency rating of 88 was the highest amongst all wide receivers), but he has just been going gangbusters in this high powered New England offense.  Then I grabbed Jarvis Landry in the 6th.  Now, in most leagues Jarvis has been an okay play, but in my league we get points for return yards.  So far this season he's gotten 450 return yards, which adds another 22.5 points for me.  His projection placed him as the #17 player overall because of they way this league scores points and in fact he's been even better and is currently the 9th best player this season in our league!  Just a tremendous value that I picked him at the beginning of the 6th round!

The 7th round I selected Cam Newton.  In our league Quarterbacks are significantly discounted as compared to most leagues.  QBs only get one point for every 35 pass yards (as opposed to 25 in most leagues).  Also pass TDs only get 3 points instead of 4.  Because of this running QBs like Russell Wilson and Cam Newton have a distinct advantage as a modest rushing total can really boost a player's value.  It also helps that Cam has been exceeding just about everyone's expectations and he currently ranks as the #2 quarterback in the league this season with his 343 rush yards and 5 rush TDs!  Both Cam Newton and Jarvis Landry show why it's important to target players that exploit the way your league scores points. 

Finally, in the 8th round I grabbed the Seattle Defense.  I'm usually a little gunshy about taking a defense early as my preference is to stream the position, but Seattle has been great and they currently rank as the #3 defense.

The rest of my draft was a bit of a bust as none of these guys have done much.  Ryan Matthews (9th round) has been good of late, but he's been extremely inconsistent from week to week, and that is death when it comes to season long fantasy football.  Joique Bell (10th) and Bishop Sankey (11th) never did anything.  Teddy Bridgewater (12th) was an error on my part as he shared the same bye week as Cam,  I should have grabbed Carson Palmer (who was still available), but seriously it hasn't been much of an issue because Cam has been killing it every week!  In the Final round I picked the Atlanta kicker, Matt Bryant, and he also was a big disappointment.  I finally dumped him after week 8 and I should have done it sooner. 

The fact remains that after the 10th round the cost of these players is virtually nothing, so it didn't really matter that I picked so poorly.  I'm also pretty good and picking guys off the waiver wire.  That's how I ended up with players like Jonathan Stewart, Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Langford and James Starks among other!

However, this just goes to show how important the draft is to your fantasy season and how a great draft can set you up to properly dominate everyone in your league! 

November 11, 2015

Neither me nor my opponent have anyone playing in tonights Jets/Bills game.

November 10, 2015

Jeremy Langford has a spectacular debut with 72 rush yards and a TD plus 3 catches for 70 yards, netting me 21.7 points.  I end the week with my 3rd highest point total of the season with 142.7 points and easily defeat my opponent who only managed to score 84.49.   

Week 10 has me face the current #2 team, who is riding a 5 game winning streak.  I am currently favored and I don't have any players on bye, so I'm in pretty good shape right now.

November 9, 2015

Demarco Murray has a fine night getting 83 rush yards and a TD along with 6 catches for 78 yards so I end up with another 24.2 points.  This gives me 121 points on the week with one player still to go on Monday night.  I currently have a 65 point lead over my opponent (he has 2 players going on monday night, Danny Woodhead and Antonio Gates) but I think I've guaranteed my 8th win of the season!

November 8, 2015

Here's my lineup for week 9

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 15.51) - Cam and his team just keep getting better.  Cam passes for 297 yards and 2 TDs and rushes for 57 yards and another TD.  He ends the game with 28.19 points.

WR - Julian Edelman (proj points 15.09) - A surprisingly underwhelming game for my New England players as they just decided to stay on the ground and run out the clock in the second half.  Edleman started out hot and caught a TD in the first 5 minutes of the game and then wasn't used much after.  He ends the day with 5 catches for 55 yards and a TD for 11.65 points.

WR - Javis Landry (proj points 16.08) - Jarvis is the rock, with 18 rush yards, 11 catches for 69 yards and 32 return yards.  He outperforms for 18.11 points.

RB - Demarco Murray (proj points 14.58)

RB - Jeremy Langford (proj points 13.94) - plays Monday night

TE - Rob Gronkowski (proj points 13.21) - Not a factor in today's game with 4 catches for 47 yards for 6.35 points.

FLEX - Emmanuel Sanders (proj points 14.46)

K - Blair Walsh (proj points 10.03) - Gets me 8 points.

DEF - Buffalo (proj points 6.01) - A nice pickup last minute and they get me 8 points.

Bench:  Jonathan Stewart, James Starks, Michael Crabtree, Seattle (bye).  It's nice to see that Starks continues to outperform Lacy, he's going to start for me next week against the Lions.  Crabtree also had a huge game, but I'm not sure if I can start him in place of players like Edelman, Landry and Sanders.  An embarrasment of riches I suppose!

November 7, 2015

Dalton had a decent game with 234 pass yards and 3 TDs.  He exceeds his expectations with 15.99 points.  My opponent is going to have to get a lot more than that from his players on Sunday in order to best my team.

November 5, 2015

I don't have anyone playing tonights Cincy/Cleveland game.

My opponent has Andy Dalton on tap.

November 3, 2015

Week 8 wrap up.  

Sigh, I can't believe the season is already half over.  That's the problem with Fantasy Football, it's over too quickly!  This week took some supreme luck (no pun intended) in order to pull out the victory on Monday night in overtime!

On Sunday here's how my team did:

RB - Antonio Andrews was serviceable in relief of DeMarco Murray.  He got 64 rush yards and caught 3 catches for 18 yards, so he ended up with 10.3 points.  This is better than I expected.

K - Blair Walsh did what he needed to do kicking 3 field goals and getting 2 PATS for 13 points.

DEF - Seattle had their worst performance of the season so far, but did get 6 points.

WR - Emmanuel Sanders somehow disappeared on Sunday night and only managed 2 catches for 22 yards and 25 return yards.  It was his worst performance of the season and he only got me 4.35 points.

I ended Sunday night with 90.65 points but my opponent has scored 116.7 points, so I need 26.05 points to win with Cam Newton and Johnathan Stewart to play (he has already played all his players).  My projection for these two players is 28.86 points, so this is a razor thin margin.

The game plays out and we get to the 4th quarter.  All of a sudden Indianapolis comes alive and they score 17 unanswered points.  I am sitting there with something like 114 points with less than 5 minutes to go.  Then, everything starts to go my way.  First of all, I needed Indianapolis to tie the game and send it into overtime because if they fail to score, Carolina will just run out the clock.  So the Colts are unable to get a touchdown even though they have like 20 tries and keep getting first downs!  The game goes into overtime and the Colts get the ball first.  Again, if the Colts score a TD, the game is over and I will lose, so I need either a turnover or a field goal and they get a field goal.  Carolina gets the ball and Cam does just enough to give me a razor thin margin of victory, at one point I'm sitting at 116.78 points, so I can't have any turnovers or lost yardage by either Cam Newton or Johnathan Stewart.  Carolina also gets a field goal and ties the game up again so it goes back to Indy.  Luck then throws an interception and Cam is able to get enough yards so that they can get a field goal and win the game.  I end up with 117.89 points and I win!

Cam Newton got me 13.99 points with 248 pass yards, 2 TDs, I Int, and 41 rush yards.

Johnathan Stewart got me 13.25 points with 82 rush yards, a rush TD and 1 catch for a yard.

I now sit alone at 7-1.  There is one team at 6-2 (who I play in 2 weeks) and my week 8 opponent is now #3 at 5-3.  After that there are 5 teams at 4-4.  I maintain my #1 point lead as well with 960.57 points scored this season.  We have 5 games to go before the playoffs but I almost have this thing locked up right now for a playoff slot (The top 6 teams go to the playoffs).

November 1, 2015

Happy Dia de los Muertos everyone!  I hope you're not too hungover from your Halloween parties last night!

Here's the rest of my lineup for week 8:

QB - Cam Newton (proj points 16.15).  Cam has been excellent this season and he should continue on Monday night.

RB - Jonathan Stewart (proj points 12.71).  Stewart's been hot the past 2 weeks, I hope it continues against a good matchup.

RB - Antonio Andrews (proj points 9.55). This is strictly a bye week pickup for Demarco Murray.

FLEX - Emmanuel Sanders (proj points 15.34)

K - Blair Walsh (proj points 8.86)

DEF - Seattle (proj points 8.12)

Bench:  James Starks, Demarco Murray (bye), Michael Crabtree, Isiah Crowell

October 29, 2015

I've got a lot of shares playing in the Thursday night game, so I hope they all do well.  These are three of my biggest players so I need a big game out of them to secure another win. 

Rob Gronkowski (proj points 13.16) - Another awesome performance with 6 catches for 113 yards and a TD, I get 18.65 points.

Julian Edelman (proj points 15.6) - Edelman continues to perform at a high level with 7 catches for 81 yards and 2 TDs along with 38 return yards.  He scores me 24.95 points.

Jarvis Landry (proj points 13.8) - Landry continues to be a solid week to week option with 6 catches for 71 yards and 77 return yards for 13.4 points.

I end up with 57 points from 3 players so I'm set up nicely for the weekend!

My opponent has Gostkowski as his kicker.  Gostkowski has a monster 50+ yard field goal and ends the day with 13 points.

October 27, 2015

As expected I get the victory and move to 6-1.  I'm the only team with this record.  I'm also happy to report that my #2 ranked rival (who I'm playing in week 8) lost, so I am now a game ahead of him heading into our big showdown.  I was also able to increase my point lead over him to 30 points.  So even if I lose I have a good chance to maintain my #1 position.

October 26, 2015

Another great week from my team and another victory.

QB - Cam Newton scores just under his projections but still gets me 13.53 points.

WR - Julian Edelman had another rough game against the Jets, but he still ends up catching 5 balls for 54 yards, so I end up with 9.05 points

WR - Jarvis Landry has his best game of the year so far and it really looks like Miami is going to have the kind of offense I expected them to have at the beginning of the season.  He goes 5 for 5 for 83 yards and 2 TDs and I recevie 22.15 points.

RB - DeMarco Murray struggles along with the rest of the Eagles offense but he still gets me 8.75 points with 65 rush yards and a couple of catches.

RB - Jonathan Stewart has decided, once again, to get hot in the second half of the season.  24 rushes for 125 yards and I get 13.5 points.

TE - Rob Gronkowski gets over 100 yards and a TD so I get 23.4 points

FLEX - Michael Crabtree plays great as a flyer with 6 catches for 63 yards and a TD, giving me 15.15 points.

K - Matt Bryant has to go after getting me only 4 points this week.

This, along with Seattle's points, gets me 123.53 points which is 15 points over my projection.  My opponent still has Steve Smith Sr. to play tonight but he ended the week with 64.41 points, so there is no chance to overtake me.  That means I am now 6-1 and I retain my #1 position.

My chief rival, the Mad Seeds, who have been surging to the #2 position will end up losing this week (they are down by 43 points and only have Larry Fitzgerald to play tonight).  So that gives me a one game lead going into my showdown with the Seeds for week 8.  I've also outscored him so that will increase my season point total.

October 24, 2015

Wow, Seattle totally has Colin Kaepernick's number.  Kaepernick is now 1-6 against Seattle and I got 14 points on Thursday night (vs. a projected 9.19)!  Very nice start to week 7.

Here's who I'm rolling with for this week.

QB - Cam Newton (14.71 projected points)

WR - Julian Edelman (15.05 projected points)

WR - Jarvis Landry (14.10 projected points)

RB - DeMarco Murray (14.61 projected points)

RB - Johnathan Stewart (10.05 projected points)

TE - Rob Gronkowski (12.44 projected points)

FLEX - Michael Crabtree (10.46 projected points)

K - Matt Bryant (8.39 projected points)

Bench:  Isaiah Crowell, Alfred Morris, Emmanuel Sanders (bye), James Starks (bye)

My projected weekly points are 109 versus 96.15 for my opponent.  So I'm feeling pretty confident even though I'm having to start Johnathan Stewart and Michael Crabtree this weekend.

October 21, 2015

I have the Seattle DEF playing tonight.  It's a rivalry game against a QB who has struggled in this matchup, I'm hoping for a big performance!

My opponent doesn't have anyone playing tonight.

My only player on bye week is Emmanuel Sanders, so that is a big loss but I am favored by over 15 points this weekend.  I need the win and I need the point to maintain my #1 position!

October 19, 2015

Here is my week 6 wrap up and this is the only league that I have good news to report as it was a disappointing week all around.

First of all Thrusday night was a bust as my Kicker - Matt Bryant of the formerly steamrolling offensive juggernaut known as Atlanta was somehow completely stymied by the "fearsome" Saints.  They can only manage 3 touchdowns all night so Bryant gets me 3.  Not an auspicious start.

Saturday comes along and here's who I'm rolling with:

QB - Cam Newton (12.3 projected points).  Cam has been doing really well this season and I'm glad I picked him up.  The Panthers remain undefeated and Newton puts up 269 pass yards, a pass TD, 2 INTs and 7 rushes for 30 yards with a rushing TD.  All that gets me a very respectable 17.39 points.

WR - Emmanuel Sanders (14.7 projected points).  I'm also really happy with Sanders so far given the offensive problems Denver has been dealing with.  Sanders is getting volume targets and that helps in PPR.  Somehow he only catches 4 of 12 targets but he gets 109 yards and a TD out of it for 17.4 points.

RB - Alfred Morris (11.01 projected points) - I know I swore off of Morris after last week's dismal showing but I found out early Sunday that Matt Jones was inactive for Sunday.  So I picked him over Isaiah Crowell and Johnathan Stewart.  Boy was that a mistake!  Both of those guys got more points that Morris did (3.65 points).

FLEX - Jarvis Landry (15.85 points) - Landry has been my rock as he has consistantly earned me between 14-15 points per week this whole season.  Sunday is no different as he gets me 13.8 points (close enough for government work!).

DEF - Seattle is not great but not horrible and they get me a middling 5.

BENCH:  Jonathan Stewart, Isaiah Crowell, Matt Jones, DeAngelo Williams

So I end the days games with 60.24 points and I find myself 40 points behind my opponent who has scored more than his projections (all his players have played).  Now, I'm not that worried because I still have Julian Edelman, Rob Grownkowski and Demarco Murray to still play.  The evening game is another excellent game for New England but neither Gronk nor Edelman are used that much (each get 50 yards and a TD).  So they get me about 27 points, so I still need 13.6 points to win and all I have left is Demarco Murray on Monday night.

Murray has been wildly inconsistant this year, and was not my first choice to be the player I'm relying on to win the game.  I was encouraged by his week 5 performance and I hoped that would continue.  I'm happy to say he gets it done with 109 rush yards and a rush TD and 3 receptions for 14 yards for 21.6 points! 

I win the game decisively (even though I didn't reach my projected points total) and I maintain my #1 ranking.  I do have a new challenger though as the Mad Seeds (who started the season 1-1 before ripping off 3 decisive wins has completely closed the gap in season points.  He scores 38.61 points more than my team does and now sits less than a point away from taking the #1 spot away from me (we have the same record).  He is just a complete juggernaut right now and I get to play him in 2 weeks and I'm pretty sure it will be for that #1 ranking.

October 15, 2015

I only have the kicker, Matt Bryant playing tonight.  I'm guessing he's going to kick a lot of PATs against this Saint's defense, but hopefully there will be a few field goals as well!

My opponent this week is starting Roddy White.  I have no idea why as White has done absolutely nothing this season, but I'm okay with it as it only helps my team.

October 13, 2015

I'm happy to see I maintained my #1 ranking.  There are still two other teams with 4-1 records but I have a 40 point lead over #2 and a 75 point lead over #3.  

I'm really dodging bullets this season.  Week 5 I was able to miss playing against Adrian Peterson and in Week 6 I get to miss Todd Gurley.  It just goes to show you how important the schedule can be to the success of your team.

I picked up Rashad Jennings off the waiver wires (dropping DeAngelo Williams) and hopefully he'll be able to do more for me than Alfred Morris this year.  I also put in a waiver request for Charcandrick West who I think would be a big help for my team if I can get him.  It's not very likely though as I have the lowest waiver priority right now.

October 11, 2015

Here's who I rolled with today:

QB Jay Cutler (proj points 11.03) - Picked him up off the wire to fill in for Cam Newton (on bye).  Cutler does better than expected earning be 12.5 points with a 252 pass yard, 2 TD day.

WR - Emmanuel Sanders (proj points 14.23) - Has a great day with 11 targets, 9 receptions for 111 yards for 15.75 points.  A nice bounceback from last week

WR - Julian Edelman (proj points 16.03) - Doesn't get much volume in 5 targets but it doesn't matter when he hauls in 4 receptions for 120 yards and a TD!  17 Points!

RB - Isaiah Crowell (proj points 8.3) - Came on strong this week getting 49 rush yards and 2 targets for 38 pass yards and a TD.  Best overperformance of the week earning 14.8 points!

RB - Alfred Morris (proj points 9.83) - Another bust and now I can't trust who to start in Washington (this week it was Matt Jones who ended up with all the points).  I've got to bench both of these guys now because it's clear whomever I will start will have the bad game in Washington.  I had high expectations for Morris this season and he has been a total washout!  1.5 points

TE - Rob Gronkowski (proj points 13.5) - A pretty quiet game with 4 receptions for 67 yards.  He gets me 7.35 points.  This is his second quiet game in a row but I'm not worried the TDs will come.

Flex - DeMarco Murray (proj points 15.18) - Finally has a game worthy of my second round pick!  Gets 83 rush yards and a TD along with 7 catches for 37 yards and is my highest scoring player of the week with 23.15.  I hope to see more of this going forward.

K - Matt Bryant (proj. points 9.26) - A mixed day with 2 field goals and a PAT but he missed two field goals as well, 8 points.

DEF - Seattle (proj points 4.25) - A very solid performance with 12 points!  I'm very happy to have this defense this season!

Bench:  Cam Newton (bye), Jarvis Landry (bye), Matt Jones, DeAngelo Williams.

I end up beating my projections for 112.05 points and beat my opponent who scored 91.95 (and doesn't have anyone starting Monday night).  My record is 4-1 and I will retain my #1 ranking in both record and season points!

Next week I'll be at full strength as I have no players on bye.  I'm very happy about this team so far but I need another running back.

October 9, 2015

I didn't have anyone playing Thursday night, but my opponent played the Kicker Vinatieri and he got 11 points, which is pretty good. 

October 6, 2015

Seattle scores 9 on Monday night and Lynch doesn't play, so I win the week.  My record is now 3-1 and take back the #1 ranking.  I'm actually in a 4 way tie for first but I have the most points.

I'm going to be happy to welcome Gronkowski and Edelman back into my team, but now I have to find replacements for Cam Newton and Jarvis Landry who are on bye for week 5.

October 4, 2015

Here's Who I'm rolling with for Week 4:

QB Cam Newton (proj 14.61) - Cam has another solid game but I'm kind of surprised that he didn't get more points given that Carolina scored 37, but I can't complain with 12.44 points.

WR Emmanuel Sanders (proj 15.12) - Not a part of the gameplan today, only gets 3 receptions for 68 yards.  Get 6.5 points.

WR Jarvis Landry (proj 14.57) - A fantastic stat line wiht 29 rush yards, 4 receptions for 40 yards and 189 return yards for 19.35 points.

RB Matt Jones (proj 10.00) - My RB corps stink and of course it's Alfred Morris who has a good date, Jones gets 7 rush attempts for 11 yards - 1.1 points.

RB Isaiah Crowell (proj 9.93) - I picked this guy up off the waiver wire and he has a good game with 63 rush yards, 3 receptions and 62 receiving yards - I get 12.4 points

TE Coby Fleener (proj 7.11) - A one game flyer for me with the Gronk on bye and he delivers with 9 receptions for 83 yards and a TD for 19.15 points.

FLEX DeMarco Murray (proj 11.02) Another disappointing performance with 36 rush yards and 2 receptions for 12 yards - 6.2 points.

K Matt Bryant (proj 8.86) - All PATS this week, 6 points.

DEF Seattle (proj 9.49) - Plays Monday night.

Bench:  Alfred Morris, Rob Gronkowski (bye), Julian Edelman (bye), DeAngelo Williams

Right now i have a 16.94 point lead over my opponent.  He still has Tyler Lockett and Marshawn Lynch to play on Monday night.  It will be close but i think I have a upper hand for my third victory.

September 29, 2015

Well how the mighty have fallen back to Earth.  Sorry I haven't updated in a few days but I've been on vacation.  Let me summarize how the week went

I'm now 2-1-0 after losing 100.05 - 125.66 to my chief rival (and consumate Fantasy Champion) the Loganberys.  Here's how my team did:

Cam Newton had another awesome game gaining 215 pass yards, 2 pass TDs and 33 rush yards with a rushing TD earning me an excellent 25.2 points.  Cam is really turning out to be an excellent QB this season despite all the preseason talk about how Carolina doesn't have any receivers this year.

Emmanuel Sanders had a solid game with 6 receptions for 87 yards, netting 11 points which was less than projections but not by much.  No TDs this week but I can't expect this every week.

Julian Edelman had a solid game as well with 8 receptions for 85 return yards earning me 12.65 points, also slightly below expectations.

Alfred Morris already stunk up one of my RB slots with 1.9 points.

I ended up last minute benching DeMarco Murray.  I'm glad I did because he was a last second no go in week 3.  I put James Starks in his place, who was going to play in place of Eddie Lacy and his high ankle sprain, but Eddie got better and played a full game Monday night, so James played in relief and got me 5.15 points.  A terrible week for my RBs.

Rob Gronkowski also had a solid game with 4 receptions for 101 yards, but no TDs.  He gets me 10.05 points but I'm wondering how New England puts up 51 points and not a single touchdown comes either Edelman's or Gronk's way in week 3?

Jarvis Landry is probably the best thing going on for Miami so far this season, he gets me 15.1 points but that's also slightly under projections.

Matt Bryant has a solid game as kicker with 7 points.

Seattle gets the shutout and earns me 12, so I can't complain about that.

Still it was not a great week, and now I have to prepare for week 4 without either of my New England Guys to back me up.  I need to pick someone up quick and I need Running Backs!

September 25, 2015

Well that was a mistake.  Alfred Morris is only able to muster 19 yards last night and nets me 1.9 points.  Of course, Matt Jones wasn't any better as he had a fumble and ended with 1.8 points.  All of a sudden I am really concerned about my RB corps.  Demarco Murray has been disappointing so far.  I still have Bishop Sankey, but my other two backs, DeAngelo Williams and James Starks, only have value if the starter sits.  I need to keep a close eye on what's happening with Eddie Lacy because if he is not able to go I'm definitely benching Demarco for Starks.

September 24, 2015

I am really torn as to who to start this evening.  Matt Jones had a big game last weekend, but I'm thinking Alfred Morris has something to prove tonight.  The Giants do not have a good run defense.  I'm going with Alfred tonight, I hope I don't regret it.

My opponent doesn't have anybody playing tonight.

September 23, 2015

Given that I'm at the bottom of the waiver wire rankings because I'm ranked first all most of my trade requests do not go through.  I do manage to get Matt Jones, the Washington backup RB who made a splash last week.  He's a good handcuff for Alfred Morris (who I am starting this week) and he could supplant Morris if he continues to perform, lots of upside here.  

I also went onto the waiver wire to see who else was still available and I see that James Starks, backup for Eddie Lacy, is still available.  I'm kind of shocked he wasn't picked up given that Lacy has a high ankle sprain and may not play this weekend (I'm guessing he will not).  If Eddie sits, I'm definitely starting this guy.

September 22, 2015

Oh, yeah!  Not only do I win and move into the #1 position in my league, but I have scored 92.84 points more than my next closest competitor this season!  I expect this to moderate now that DeAngelo Williams is no longer playing in place of Le'Veon Bell, but he has been very good for my team these first two weeks!  It's amazing how dominant this team is so far, I control SIX of the top 25 players for points this season!

I think it's time to say goodbye to both Ryan Mathews and Bishop Sankey, I need to pick up some emerging talent!

September 20, 2015

I think I should rename this team "The Destroyer"

I am so massively dominant in this league right now.  After today's early games, I have a commanding 134.57 points with three players still to play (Demarco Murray, Jarvis Landry and the Miami Defense).  Nobody else in this league has more than 80 points right now.  It's almost unfair, but I'm not complaining!

Cam Newton scores 23.97 points!  After a slow start he comes on strong in the second half gets 2 pass TDs and one rush TD.  An excellent performance!

Julian Edelman has another monster game with 11 receptions for 97 yards and 2 TDs, netting me 29.15 points

DeAngelo Williams gets 3 TDs and earns me 30.45 points. I'm wondering why this guy was never able to pull off this kind of a performance in Carolina?  It's a bit of a bummer that he moves back into the background now that Le'Veon Bell will be playing next week, but I'm going to keep this guy on my bench because if anything happens to Bell, this guy has shown he can perform!

Rob Gronkowski continues to dominate and gets 113 pass yards and a TD, earning me 19.65 points.

Matt Bryant get a Field Goal and 3 PATs for 7 points.

I'm leading my opponent by 58 points.  He also has 3 players to play but I think I have this game locked down right now!

After the late games, I end up with 158.77 points on the week and it looks like I'm 2-0!

DeMarco Murray lays another egg with 2 freaking rush yards, what's up with that?  Still I get some PPR so he ends up with 7.85 points.

Jarvis Landry has another solid game with 8 receptions for 110 yards and exceeding his projections with 16.35 points.

Miami takes an absolute dump against Jacksonville (what?), and I get a big fat zero from my defense (I didn't lose much here as the mighty Seattle Defense only got 3 points).   What a crappy week for defenses!

September 19, 2015

Here's who I'm rolling with on Sunday:

QB - Cam Newton (vs. HOU) - projected points 14.13

WR - Emmanuel Sanders (already played, 24.35 points)

WR - Julian Edelman (vs. BUF) - projected points 13.17

RB - DeMarco Murray (vs. DAL) - projected points 13.6

RB - DeAngelo Williams (vs. SF) - projected points 13.19

FLEX - Jarvis Landry (vs. WAS) - projected points 15.18

TE - Rob Gronkowski (vs. BUF) - projected points 12.39

K - Matt Bryant (vs. NYG) - projected points 8.92

DEF - Miami (vs. JAX) - projected points 10.04

Bench:  Alfred Morris, Ryan Mathews, Bishop Sankey, Seattle DEF

September 18, 2015

I was not able to watch the game last night but I heard the ending was a doozey.  It was nice to see that Emmanuel Sanders was the hero on the offense yesterday catching 8 of 14 tosses for 87 yards and two TDs.  I'm surprised to see no return yards, but he gets me 24.35 points!

My opponent this week does not have any DEN or KC players, so no points for him.

September 17, 2015

I'm rolling with Emmanuel Sanders tonight.  Let's hope that Manning has a better game tonight than he did against the Chiefs!

September 16, 2015

I love Wednesdays during Fantasy Season, that's when all the waiver wire trades are processed and I can see what players I was able to get for my teams.  It's kind of like Christmas!

I'm pretty happy because both of my waiver wire trades happened.  I dropped Teddy Bridgewater (I'm not worried about anyone else picking him up right now) for the Miami defense.  I can't believe I'm benching Seattle this week, but they have a bad matchup @ Green Bay.  Miami gets to play Jacksonville, which has been my go to matchup the past 3 seasons when I'm looking for a defense.  Last week Carolina earned 19 points against the hapless Jags and I anticipate Miami will be able to duplicate that effort!

Next I dropped Joique Bell and picked up Bishop Sankey.  I'm a little annoyed that I dropped Sankey last week to get DeAngelo Williams only to pick him back up a week later.  In this league you're limited to 30 trades during the course of the season and I've already burned through 3, so I've got to be very careful about who I'm picking up each week!

September 14, 2015

I was working late so I wasn't able to catch what was happening on the Philly vs. Atlanta game so imagine my surprise when I come home right before halftime and I see the Falcons with a 20-3 lead!  Demarco Murray has only scored 2.3 points so far whereas Julio Jones has scored 20!  My opponent has closed to within 5 of my score.  But then the second half started and Murray gets 2 quick TDs and my lead pushes back out to 20 points.  Whew!  That was close!!

The game ends with Demarco Murray earning a respectable 17.45 points on a HORRIBLE performance (8 rushes for 9 yards, 4 catches for 11 yards) but he gets two touchdowns so all is forgiven.  I'm not sure what to think of this going forward.

My kicker, Matt Bryant has a huge game going 4-4 on field goals with 2 PATs, he ends up with 17 points.

I end the week with 147.15 points and a victory.  I also have the week's high points, which is great but I have a tendency to play my best game on week 1 and then the rest of the season goes to hell.  This is a hard league to score more than 120 points on so I am beeming right now with the pride of a rock solid draft!

September 13, 2015

Here's my lineup for Sunday:

QB - Cam Newton (projected 13.63 points).  Cam is playing Jacksonville this week, so if he's going to play well it will happen this week.  I am extremely disappointed when all he can manage is 175 pass yards, 1 TD and 35 rush yards.  I end up with 10.3 points.  We'll see what Bridgewater does on Monday night but right now this does not look promising.

WR - Emmanuel Sanders (projected 11.74 points).  A surprising low scoring game in Denver with zero touchdowns from Peyton Manning!  Still Emmanuel is respectable with 8 receptions for 65 yards and 20 return yards.  I get 12.25 points.

WR - Julian Edelman (16.75 points earned on Thursday night)

RB - DeMarco Murray (projected 13.71 points) - Plays Monday night

RB - DeAngelo Williams (14.95 points earned on Thursday night)

TE - Rob Gronkowski (27.7 points earned on Thursday night)

Flex - Jarvis Landry (projected 15.83 points) - Jarvis was awesome, rushing once for 14 yards, catching 8 of 12 receptions for 53 yards, getting 74 return yards and a return TD!  He easily exceeds his projections earning 21.75 points.

K - Matt Bryant (projected 9.18 points) - Plays Monday night

DEF - Seattle (projected 9.81 points) - Seattle once again gives me conniptions.  I was psyched for this matchup because what does St. Louis have offensively?  Nick Foles was terrible last season in Philly before he got injured.  Both the #1 and #2 running backs, Todd Gurley and Tre Mason, aren't playing due to injuries.  Brian Quick, their #1 receiver is also out.  You've got to think shutout, right?  So How the hell does this defense allow 34 points?  Fortunately they did get a defensive touchdown, so I ended up with 9 points, but this was ugly!

Bench - Alfred Morris, Ryan Mathews, Joique Bell, Teddy Bridgewater.

I end up hitting my projected points of 112.7 and I still have 2 guys playing on Monday night!  I'm also psyched to see that Alfred Morris ripped off 121 rush yards (and 13.1 points), which is way better than I thought he would do!  I am disappointed in both Cam Newton and the Seattle defense, so I hope they turn it around in week 2.  I'm also bummed to see how poorly Joique Bell did on Sunday getting only 14 yards rushing and 27 pass yards. 

My opponent this week has scored 92.89 points and he also has two players playing Monday night, Julio Jones and the Philly kicker, C. Parkey.  I just don't see how he can close that 19.81 point gap given that I also have 2 players playing, so I think I've locked this victory up for week 1 here as well!

I am going to look and see what's available on the waiver wire this week, but I'm not sure I'm going to make any changes until after week 2, when DeAngelo will go back to the waivers.

September 10, 2015

The Thursday night kickoff goes great.  I have Gronkowski, Edelman and Williams in my starting roster tonight.

Gronk just goes and kills it getting 5 receptions for 94 yards and 3 Touchdowns.  I get a massive 27.7 points out of him.

Edelman also has a fantastic night getting 11 receptions for 97 yards and one rush for 9 yards, no TDs.  I get 16.75 points from him.

DeAngelo Williams is on fire and rushes for 127 yards but no TDs.  He gets 14.95 points.

So right off the bat I've scored 59.4 points with these three players.  This is more than half of my projected 112.36 points for the whole team this week!

September 9, 2015

I always like to review the waiver wire to see if there's anyone I want to pickup for the next week.  Lo and behold, I see that DeAngelo Williams is still available, so I dump Bishop Sankey to make room.

I don't like the prospects for Alfred Morris in week 1, so I move Williams into the starting position.

September 8, 2015

Here's a recap of my draft results

Tailgate Therapy has a crazy point system.  Essentially I've tried to even out all the positions so no one position dominates on points.  Quarterbacks are heavily discounted and only get one point for every 35 pass yards and 3 points for pass TDs.  Wide receivers and Tight Ends are PPR, but they only get 1 point for every 20 receiving yards.  Running Backs are king in this league getting 1 point for every 10 yards.  Defense teams don't get any points from special teams.  Finally, players get 1 point for every 20 return yards (which makes kick returners and punt returners more valuable).  The draft order is randomly selected and you don't know your draft position until 30 minutes before the draft start, which makes it difficult to mock draft.  This is a 12 team league with the following positions:  QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, TE, Flex (RB, TE, WR), K, DEF and 4 bench slots.

I log in on draft night and lo and behold I am in the worst draft position #12!  I am not thrilled but let's see what I can do...

Options:  Jeremy Hill, DeMarco Murray, CJ Anderson

First Pick (#12) -  Both Jeremy Hill and CJ Anderson are gone by the time my pick arrives.  I watch all my most coveted players go off the board but somehow the Gronk is still available.  Now that the best Running Backs, Wide Receivers and Quarterback are taken, I figure I can have the best Tight End for my team.  Now that Brady is back, Gronk is worth his weight in gold!  I snatch him up with my first pick to secure my dominance of the TE position this season!

Second Pick (#13) - I do like having two picks in a row, so I don't have to gamble or worry whether that second guy will get picked during the interim. I'm happy to see that Demarco Murray is also available and I'm excited to see what the Eagles can do this season.  I've got my RB1!

Options:  Russell Wilson, Emmanuel Sanders, Alfred Morris

Third Pick (#36) - Russell Wilson is the optimal QB for this league because of his running skills, unfortunately everyone knows this so he goes off the board 26th, which is okay because the team that got him TOTALLY OVERPAID.    I end up selecting Emmanuel Sanders as my first Wide Receiver.  After the fact I find out that Emmanuel will be returning punts this season, which means bonus points for me!

Fourth Pick (#37) - There's not a lot of great options at this point in the draft.  I'm not interested in grabbing one of the near elite QBs at this point and most of the Running Backs are very risky (Joseph Randle, Melivn Gordon, Carlos Hyde).  I end up selecting Alfred Morris because he's on a contract year and he's the only good think on the Washington offense. 

Options:  Julian Edelman, Keenan Allen, Golden Tate, Amari Cooper, Jarvis Landry

Fifth Pick (#60) - There are some awesome Wide Receivers at this point in the draft.  Keenan Allen and Amari Cooper are picked before me, but I'm able to grab Julian Edelman, who I also own in my PPR league.  His value is substantially higher than his current draft position (value 36th overall). 

Sixth Pick (#61) - I get my best pick of the draft when I grab Jarvis Landry!  Jarvis is going to have a great season anyway but he also is a punt returner.  He's projected to have 1200 return yards this season which if true will earn me 60 points.  His value is 17th overall because of this.  Of course he could pull a Coradelle Patterson t

Author: Jim Kutsko