After years of losing money playing DFS I am finally on the heater of a lifetime. First, it was a couple nice wins playing single-game Showdown contests, but then yesterday I got 3rd place for $10,000 in a $100 contest on DraftKings. I recapped the big win here if you want to hear about my lineup, just don’t ask me about the DK Metcalf TD blunder costing me another 10K (😬).
Here are the questions I’m pondering this morning...
Are the Falcons cursed? They blew a 19 point second half lead last week and then blew a 16 point 4th quarter lead yesterday. I can’t imagine that was a fun locker room to be in yesterday. At least Calvin Ridley continued his scorched earth campaign, clearing 100 receiving yards for the third straight game.
Can Nick Foles finally unlock Allen Robinson? With Trubisky benched, Robinson enjoyed 123 yards and a TD. It’s hilarious how low the bar is for “good QB play” in the case of Robinson, but it appears Foles is a massive upgrade for his fantasy production.
When will Russ receive a Michelin Star? Russ continues to cook up total feasts each and every week. He has 14 TD passes in three games, an NFL record. Tyler Lockett got three of them and DK Metcalf had one but it should have been two and I am totally not tilting.
Are these veteran WRs aging out of the league? A.J. Green (36 yards) and T.Y. Hilton (52 yards) just don’t look the same to me anymore. Both the Eagles/Bengals and Colts/Jets games were extremely tough watches yesterday. That said, old man Jimmy Graham had 60 yards and 2 TDs.
Is Josh Allen a real MVP candidate? Hard to top Russ, but for Allen the question has at least gone from a bit to legit. He tossed 4 TDs yesterday and had one rushing in Sunday’s 35-32 barn burner vs. the Rams. Stefon Diggs and this offense is unlocking his full potential.
Are the rookie WRs going to be league winners? It sure seems like it. Justin Jefferson exploded for 175 yards and 1 TD. Brandon Aiuyk took advantage of vacated targets in the 49ers offense with 101 total yards and a rushing TD vs. the Giants. Tee Higgins had 2 TDs and 150 air yards with John Ross inactive.
I had to go apple picking yesterday. What highlights did I miss? Good gracious Alvin Kamara is slippery. What a touchdown...Kyle Rudolph had the catch of the day in the back of the endzone….Kyler Murray broke Jeff Okudah’s ankles on this one.
Who got injured yesterday? The Bears fear that Tarik Cohen tore his ACL yesterday...Chris Carson is dealing with a knee sprain. It looked much worse in real time...Dallas Goedert is likely to miss time after injuring his left ankle on Sunday...Michael Pittman exited Sunday’s game vs. the Jets with an ankle injury...Jerick McKinnon has a rib injury...Jordan Reed left the game sunday with knee and ankle injuries...Bryan Edwards suffered an ankle injury vs. the Patriots...Desean Jackson suffered a hamstring injury.
What should I do tonight? Watch Ravens vs. Chiefs, duh.