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It is week 3 and you can make every word of this article a hashtag.
The perfect lineup in standard scoring in week 2 would have looked like this:
Cam Newton (29)*, Matt Forte (28)*, Isaid Crowell (20)*, Stefon Diggs (24)*, Travis Benjamin (23), Kelvin Benjamin (22)*, Greg Olsen (18)*, Broncos (23)*, Graham Gano (18).
Those asterisks* next to the (scores) are players that this column recommended as plays last week. That's 164 standard league points (and that's not even how DFS scores).
My sleepers for you last week:
Jimmy Garoppolo (21), Marcus Mariota (16), Kirk Cousins (18), Joe Flacco (16), Alex Smith (3), Ryan Tannehill (22) (insanity): Brock Osweiler (10), Melvin Gordon (17), Justin Forsett (3), Danny Woodhead (2), Isaiah Crowell (20), Charles Sims (2) (insanity) Terrance West (5), Stefon Diggs (24), Willie Snead (11), Allen Hurns (6), Golden Tate (1), Tavon Austin (5), Michael Crabtree (9), Markus Wheaton (0), Marvin Jones (11), Pierre Garcon (2), John Brown (1), (insanity) Kamar Aiken (0) Antonio Gates (7), Clive Walford (11), Jesse James (8), Julius Thomas (7), (insanity) Kyle Rudolph (9), Josh Brown (10), Chicago Bears (9).
If you pulled off waiver wire insertions of Jimmy Garoppolo, Isaiah Crowell, Melvin Gordon, Stefon Diggs, Willie Snead, Marvin Jones, Clive Walford, John Brown and Chicago D/ST you probably won, simply off of the waiver wire last week with 134 standard league points.
League Play Waiver Wire:
*Sunday and Monday player recommendations only
Week 2; 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 2 QB recommendations: Jimmy Garoppolo (21), Marcus Mariota (16), Kirk Cousins (18), Joe Flacco (16), Alex Smith (3), Ryan Tannehill (22) Brock Osweiler (insanity pick: 10).
This week (week 3): Matt Ryan, Ryan Tannehill, Blake Bortles, Marcus Mariota, Ryan Fitzpatrick 'This is insane' (in that you'll be flying by the seat of your pants, but hopefully in a good way): Joe Flacco.
My Week 2 RB recommendations: Melvin Gordon (17), Justin Forsett (3), Danny Woodhead (2), Isaiah Crowell (20), Charles Sims (2), Terrance West (insanity pick: 5).
This week (week 3): Rashad Jennings, Melvin Gordon, Charles Sims, Jay Ajayi, Justin Forsett, Theo Riddick, Isaiah Crowell, Duke Johnson 'This is insane' Jay Ajayi.
My Week 2 WR recommendations: Stefon Diggs (24), Willie Snead (11), Allen Hurns (6), Golden Tate (1), Tavon Austin (5), Michael Crabtree (9), Markus Wheaton (0), Marvin Jones (11), Pierre Garcon (2), John Brown (1), Kamar Aiken (insanity pick: 0).
This week (week 3): Jordan Matthews, Doug Baldwin, Marvin Jones, Jeremy Maclin, Travis Benjamin, Stefon Diggs, Michael Crabtree 'This is insane' DeVante Parker.
My Week 2 TE recommendations: Antonio Gates (7), Clive Walford (11), Jesse James (8), Julius Thomas (7) 'This is insane' Kyle Rudolph (insanity pick: 9).
This week (week 3): Antonio Gates, Clive Walford, Jesse James, Julius Thomas 'This is insane' Gary Barnidge.
My Week 2 K recommendation: Josh Brown (10).
This week (week 3): Josh Brown.
My Week 2 D/ST recommendations: Chicago Bears (9).
This week (week 3): Los Angeles Rams.
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 last week was the essence of shiesty, you hopefully picked him up and hopefully you played him and looked like the brilliant S.o.B. that you are, my shiesty from last week got you 11 standard league points last week, that man was wide receiver Tyrell Williams. My shiesty from week 1 was Dak Prescott who got you 17 last week.
Some of you may need a running back at this point, so I am going to go with Matt Asiata who is still available in 51% of leagues on ESPN.
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, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Ryan Tennehill, Ben Roethlisberger.
RB - David Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, Matt Forte, Mark Ingram, Devonta Freeman, Ezekiel Elliot, C.J. Anderson, Eddit Lacy and Frank Gore.
WR - Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Julio Jones, Allen Robinson, Alshon Jeffery, Jordy Nelson, Amari Cooper, Brandin Cooks, Dez Bryan, Jordan Matthews, T.Y. Hilton, Marvin Jones, Larry Fitzgerald, Eric Decker.
TE - Jordan Reed, Greg Olsen, Travis Kelce, Delanie Walker.
Avoid these guys:
QB - Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton, Blaine Gabbert, Sam Bradford, Jay Cutler, Cody Kessler, Case Keenum.
RB - Matt Jones, T.J. Yeldon, Carlos Hyde, Jeremy Hill, Jamaal Charles, Fozzy Whittaker..
WR - Steve Smith, Mike Wallace, Phillip Dorsett, Mohamed Sanu, Torrey Smith, Quincy Enunwa, John Brown, Vincent Jackson, Kevin White, Pierre Garcon, Eli Rogers, Victor Cruz, Ted Ginn, Devante Adams, Eddie Royal..
TE - Jordan Cameron, Larry Donnell, Richard Rodgers, Vance McDonald, Tyler Kroft.
An interesting statistic that I discovered and revealed on Friday's MHR Live, Demaryius Thomas was targetted 11.5 times on average in 2015, he's been targetted 6.5 times on average through two weeks this season. Want to know how the Broncos are going to beat the Bengals? On the receiving hands of C.J. Anderson, he's going to eat as Denver bleeds Cincinnati's defense dry with consistent passes in the middle of the field and out of the backfield to Anderson. 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.
Start Brandon McManus and the Broncos defense/special teams.
C.J. Anderson could very well be RB1 at the end of Sunday afternoon, so start him for sure.
My craziest Daily Fantasy Sports lineup this week:
Aaron Rodgers, Matt Forte, Chris Ivory, Jordy Nelson, Stefon Diggs, DeVante Parker, Jordan Reed, Josh Brown, Denver D/ST.