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Tuesday 28th Mar 2017

It was great to see Lamar Miller go nuts with the rest of the Dolphins in the first half of their game with the Texans. Then I realized I didn’t have Miller in my lineup anymore.

My approach all season has been to play a single lineup in multiple contests, about 75% in 50/50 and 25% in GPP. After being set for most of the week, I got a little antsy on Sunday morning and started looking at other combinations of players. Before I knew it, I was faced with a choice between the combinations of Devonta Freeman and Eric Decker or Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins. After consulting with my partner, we decided to change all of our lineups to Freeman/Decker. The change ended up bad, and could have been worse if Hopkins got the garbage time Texans points instead of Nate Washington.

My lesson learned for this week, tinker early, then let it be. Just watch for late week injury reports and limit your moves there.

QUARTERBACK
Matt Ryan Atl 7100 Could post big numbers against weak Bucs defense
Carson Palmer Ari 7000 Up $300 but should roll the Browns
Cam Newton Car 6800 Continues to get it done.  Great goal line rushing option
Ben Roethlisberger Pit 6700 Looks like he will return.  Fair price.  All his weapons are ready to go
Philip Rivers SD 6600 Still reasonably priced.  Could break NFL record for pass attempts
Andy Dalton Cin 6000 The Rodney Dangerfield of NFL quarterbacks - No Respect!
Joe Flacco Bal 5500 Chargers defense is just not good
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ 5200 Dependable and inexpensive.  Excellent receivers help
Jameis Winston TB 5200 Cheap option for garbage time points
RUNNING BACK
Le'Veon Bell Pit 8300 Small price drop is a bonus
Devonta Freeman Atl 8000 Another strong week, but without the touchdown
Adrian Peterson Min 7400 Always a threat to break one and take it to the house
Matt Forte Chi 7300 Always involved in run and pass game
Mark Ingram NO 6400 Saints have been running well
Todd Gurley StL 6300 Still a bargain up $1300.  This should be the last week at affordable price
Justin Forsett Bal 6100 Should see plenty of work against Chargers
Giovani Bernard Cin 4800 Heavy involvement.  Downside is split with Hill
Chris Johnson Ari 4600 Everyone runs against the Browns
Ronnie Hillman Den 4600 In line to get the bulk of rushes
Danny Woodhead SD 4500 Still under-priced.  Heavy usage when Chargers are down
Duke Johnson Jr. Cle 4200 Entrenched in the Browns passing game
Darren McFadden Dal 3800 Finally took over full time.  Can he stay healthy?
WIDE RECEIVER
Julio Jones Atl 9200 Very expensive, but Bucs will have no answer
DeAndre Hopkins Hou 8700 Lost garbage time points to Washington.  Still prime option
Antonio Brown Pit 7800 Big winner with Roethlisberger return.  Last week under $8000
Brandon Marshall NYJ 7600 Will be hyped to make up for bad week seven
A.J. Green Cin 7600 Steelers defense will not be able to shut down the Bengals
Emmanuel Sanders Den 7500 Good to go even with Peyton's low arm strength
Alshon Jeffery Chi 6400 Under-priced if he is finally healthy coming off bye week
Steve Smith Sr. Bal 6100 The only receiving threat in Baltimore
Donte Moncrief Ind 5500 End game TD bailed him out in week seven.  Hilton figures to be blanketed
Eric Decker NYJ 5300 Continues to get the job done.  Price unchanged this week
Martavis Bryant Pit 5300 Looks like a stud so far
Stefon Diggs Min 4800 Tough to tell if he is really this good.
Michael Crabtree Oak 4700 Figures to be the guy not being guarded by Revis
Willie Snead NO 4500 Disappointing last week but dropped a touchdown
Michael Floyd Ari 3500 Three-headed receiving monster in Arizona.  Still way cheaper than the others
TIGHT END
Greg Olsen Car 6500 Best receiver on Carolina
Tyler Eifert Cin 5300 Fair price.  Has been a strong Dalton red zone target
Jason Witten Dal 5200 Better if Dez is still out
Martellus Bennett Chi 4900 21 catches in past three games
Gary Barnidge Cle 4700 Must be a typo to see his price drop off another strong game
Benjamin Watson NO 3500 Does not have to do much to earn his low price - again
Ladarius Green SD 3000 Bargain basement with Gates out.  High ownership number
Kyle Rudolph Min 3000 Same as week six.  A TD but only two receptions
DEFENSE
Cardinals Ari 4000 Best option on the board but comes with a high price for a defense
Seahawks Sea 3700 Potential for big points
Falcons Atl 3400 Faces the mistake-prone rookie Jameis Winston
Rams StL 3200 Another great match-up for a quick rising elite defense
Jets NYJ 2900 Raider offense is much-improved, but the Jets are strong

My Current Lineup

 

Ben Roethlisberger QB Pit 6700
Chris Johnson RB Ari 4600
Todd Gurley RB StL 6300
Antonio Brown WR Pit 7800
Eric Decker WR NYJ 5300
DeAndre Hopkins WR Hou 8700
Ladarius Green TE SD 3000
Ronnie Hillman FL Den 4600
Jets DST NYJ 2900
$49,900

 

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