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Friday 18th Aug 2017

One week of Fout-Wars, the Tout Warriors foray into serious DFS Football at DraftKings, Jeff Boggis bagged the top team honors, scoring a massive 186.26 points largely on the arms and legs of Derek Carr (25.36), Spencer Ware (35.9), Jordan Matthews (27.4) and Amari Cooper (24.7). And, even though those were the obvious big scorers for Jeff, aside from the Cardinals defense--and defense is always iffy--Marvin Jones Jr., with 12.5 points, was at the bottom of his point scoring food chain.

As it is, Ware might seem like a subtle play, but one-third of the Touts purchased the rights to the Chiefs running back, even though second place finisher Zach Steinhorn did not roster Ware. But he did milk Brandin Cooks and his 36.4 (Zach also had Carr and Jones, Jr.) to finish second with 171.86. Third placer Jeff Erickson bagged 167.1 points via Ware and Cooper, but milked Matthew Stafford for 29.1 points to take bronze if we had medals, or gave them out for third place.

As for me, I died in the 14th slot thanks in part to Keenan Allen's short day, Russell Wilson's weak day, and the Raiders defense's two-point non-existent day.

There were some plays who might be under-valued, and who look like interesting plays in the coming week:

Dak Prescott (QB, $5800): Rookie QBs dominate my list this week, not that they are any kind of a sure thing (see Jared Goff), but Prescott was cool as a cucumber, and totally in charge even though his team fell just a bit short of the Giants. Prescott used his resources well, and like all three signal callers discussed here, did not seem prone to trying to force a play a la Jay Cutler. A young QB who is willing to either eat the ball or throw it away rather than make a risky play is a good thing. Prescott goes up against long-time rival Washington, and I think he is at worst a safe play. At $5800, he is a cheap safe play.

Carson Wentz (QB, Eagles): Because Philly is playing on Monday Night, he is not part of the DraftKings schema, but Wentz's first game was just fine, with 278 yards and a couple of scores. If you need a Bye Week QB in your season-long league, look at Wentz, who goes up against the Bears this week, making him another good play and potentially under-the-radar FAAB pick-up.

Willie Snead (WR, $5800): Snead bagged 968 yards last year but still fell in most drafts to the sixth and seventh rounds. But, his 172-yard Sunday, hooking so well with Drew Brees, suggests the WR could have a great year playing off Brandin Cooks (who is $8000).

Trevor Siemian (QB, $5200): Another youngin' who handled the ball very well his first time out, Siemian threw for a modest 178 yards and one TD against a very good Panthers team. The Colts, with the second worst defense during Week 1, are up next. Nothing fancy, and not necessarily a DFS play, but like Wentz, perhaps a player to stash on your reserve list for a bye week and see how he develops. 

Will Fuller (WR, $4200): Another cheap play, who should get some shots against the Chiefs this coming week, Fuller got 11 targets, caught five, and racked up 107 yards and a score last week, and at $4200, as a #3 WR, well, such a deal. Similarly, if Fuller is floating around your free agent pool for some reason (he was a first-rounder), stash the kid. 

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