It is week 4 and you can feel free to trash talk the hell out of me, I literally recommended one, one, one? Of the top scoring players from last week. I will never, ever fail you again.
The perfect lineup in standard scoring in week 3 would have looked like this:
Trevor Siemian (28), Devonta Freeman (26)*, Tevin Coleman (28), Marvin Jones (32), Emmanuel Sanders (23), Terrelle Pryor (23), Zach Miller (19), Dustin Hopkins (19), Chiefs (32).
Those asterisks* next to the (scores) are players that this column recommended as plays last week. That's 26 standard league points (and that's not even how DFS scores). Man did I suck for you guys last week, that has literally never happened in 22 weeks of writing this column, please keep reading.
My sleepers for you last week:
Matt Ryan (19), Ryan Tannehill (18), Blake Bortles (10), Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick (-3), Joe Flacco (insanity pick: 11), Rashad Jennings (0), Melvin Gordon (13), Charles Sims (17), Justin Forsett (3), Theo Riddick (3), Isaiah Crowell (7), Duke Johnson (7) Jay Ajayi (insanity pick: 8), Jordan Matthews (7), Doug Baldwin (22), Marvin Jones (32), Jeremy Maclin (3), Travis Benjamin (6), Stefon Diggs (4), Michael Crabtree (10), DeVante Parker (insanity pick: 11), Antonio Gates (0), Clive Walford (2), Jesse James (1), Julius Thomas (1) 'This is insane' Gary Barnidge (insanity pick: 8), Josh Brown (9), Los Angeles Rams (6).
If you pulled off waiver wire insertions of Matt Ryan, Charles Sims, Melvin Gordon, Marvin Jones, DeVante Parker, Michael Crabtree, Gary Barnidge, Josh Brown and Rams D/ST you probably won, simply off of the waiver wire last week with 125 standard league points.
League Play Waiver Wire:
*Sunday and Monday player recommendations only
Week 4; If you're here, you're looking for sleepers, so, I'm going to keep this light and assume that you're in a very good league where anyone owned in more than 50% of Yahoo leagues would likely not be available in your league. So, these are deep sleepers and if you're using more than maybe two or three of them... You need to take a hard look at your whole roster.
My Week 3 QB recommendations: Matt Ryan (19), Ryan Tannehill (18), Blake Bortles (10), Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick (-3), Joe Flacco (insanity pick: 11).
This week (week 4): Brian Hoyer, Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler 'This is insane' (in that you'll be flying by the seat of your pants, but hopefully in a good way): Blaine Gabbert.
My Week 3 RB recommendations: Rashad Jennings (0), Melvin Gordon (13), Charles Sims (17), Justin Forsett (3), Theo Riddick (3), Isaiah Crowell (7), Duke Johnson (7), Jay Ajayi (insanity pick: 8).
This week (week 4): Charles Sims, Jordan Howard, Duke Johnson, Matt Jones, Dwayne Washington, Cameron Artis-Payne 'This is insane' Orleans Darkwa.
My Week 3 WR recommendations: Jordan Matthews (7), Doug Baldwin (22), Marvin Jones (32), Jeremy Maclin (3), Travis Benjamin (6), Stefon Diggs (4), Michael Crabtree (10), DeVante Parker (insanity pick: 11).
This week (week 4): Tyrell Williams, Michael Crabtree, Cole Beasley, Terrelle Pryor, Tavon Austin, Willie Snead, Quincy Enunwa, Phillip Dorsett, Mike Wallace, Jamison Crowder, Michael Thomas, Kevin White, John Brown 'This is insane' Tajae Sharpe.
My Week 3 TE recommendations: Antonio Gates (0), Clive Walford (2), Jesse James (1), Julius Thomas (1) 'This is insane' Gary Barnidge (insanity pick: 8).
This week (week 4): Dennis Pitta, Zach Miller, Coby Fleener, Julius Thomas, Hunter Henry, Jason Witten 'This is insane' Cameron Brate.
My Week 3 K recommendation: Josh Brown (9).
This week (week 4): Blair Walsh.
My Week 2 D/ST recommendations: Los Angeles Rams (6).
This week (week 3): Washington (racist name).
Both my defense and my kicker are 'insanes' this week by the way. However, they have great match-ups.
Get called shiesty this Monday and Tuesday:
The object of a shiesty is to pick up the guy on Saturday or Sunday, play him or not, but just make sure that you have him on your roster. This way during the games on Sunday or the next day on Monday someone in your league will think they're being slick and boom! He's not there, he's on your roster and he's available for Antonio Brown or David Johnson.
My shiesty from week 1 was Dak Prescott who got you 22 last week, my week 2, Tyrell Williams got you 6 and my week 3 shiesty (Matt Asiata) got you a whopping 1 point last week, but that's the essence of shiesty, not for what they'll do for you this week, but what they'll do for you next week and for the rest of the season.
Tight ends have been miserable this season, might I recommend you try Dennis Pitta on for size, you can even start him this weekend if you're feeling extra shiesty.
What fun is FanDuel if you don't get the satisfaction of grabbing someone on the cheap and watching him light up your scoreboard and wallet?
Go with these guys:
QB - Cam Newton, Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Blake Bortles, Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford.
RB - David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Lamar Miller, Ezekiel Elliot, Mark Ingram, DeMarco Murray, LeSean McCoy, Charles Sims.
WR - Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Odell Beckham, DeAndre Hopkins, Allen Robinson, Marvin Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Kelvin Benjamin, Doug Baldwin, Alshon Jeffery, T.Y. Hilton, Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Stefon Diggs.
TE - Jordan Reed, Greg Olsen, Travis Kelce, Dennis Pitta, Zach Miller.
Avoid these guys:
QB - Sam Bradford, Cody Kessler, Case Keenum, Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston.
RB - DeAngelo Williams, Terrance West, Matt Asiata, Derrick Henry, KaDeem Carey, Dexter McCluster, DeAndre Washington.
WR - Adam Humphries, Kenny Britt, Vincent Jackson, Victor Cruz, Eddie Royal, Mohamed Sanu, Robert Woods, Dontrelle Inman, Eli Rogers.
TE - Clive Walford, Charles Clay, Vance McDonald, Ryan Griffin, Antonio Gates, Larry Donnell.
Man, I was wrong on even the Broncos last week! I recommend both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders this week, I can't recommend C.J. Anderson on the ground, but if you get PPR points, start Anderson too. If you're feeling extra special, go ahead and start Trevor Siemian. I probably won't recommend him again for the entirety of the season.
Start Brandon McManus and the Broncos defense/special teams.
I don't trust Emmanuel Sanders and although I have a really good feeling about Jeff Heuerman this week, I can't recommend him to anyone. He's far too low of a floor.
My craziest Daily Fantasy Sports lineup this week:
Brian Hoyer, DeMarco Murray, Charles Sims, Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Will Fuller, Jordan Reed, Dustin Hopkins, Denver Broncos D/ST.