The team of Colton and the Wolfman scored well in Week 4 of Fout Wars, the Tout Wars 2016 foray into DFS football madness. Mind you, I have played with and against many of the Touts for many many years, and they are all savvy game players, and Rick and Glenn are indeed two of the men I have known and competed against for the longest.
So, it was indeed Rick who led the pack this time with 165.14 points spearheaded by Philip Rivers (22.84 pts.), one of five players rostered who banged out more than 20. Also on the list were DeMarco Murray (25.9), Emmanuel Sanders (22.8), Greg Olsen (21.6), and Ezekiel Elliott (25.7), adding in Fozzy Whittaker and his 18.2 points just for fun.
RotobuzzGuy Howard Bender moved into the second-place slot bagging 150.72 points, driven by Joe Flacco (23.02) and Terrance West (20.3), adding in Murray, Sanders, and Olsen to take the virtual silver while the Wolfman's fantasy and radio partner, Glenn Colton pulled in third, riding Jordan Reed (28.3), Antonio Brown (22.4), Jordan Howard (19.2) and Kirk Cousins (18.32) along with West to finish the day with 150.42.
I did move up, finishing fifth with 141.92 points mimicking Glenn with Cousins and Brown along with Whittaker, but in the end, good was not good enough.
You can follow along with our progress--or lack thereof-right here: Fout Wars Google Docs Standings. And the big question of the week is "Where are you Jeff Boggis?"
Week 5 DFS Picks:
Seth Roberts ($3400): OK, so I am thrilled with the Raiders this year, but the team has a high flying offense, and Roberts and Derek Carr have connected each of the first three weeks for a score. Going against the #28 pass defense in the league, I get the feeling that all the Raiders receivers will get a chance to get fat.
Terrance West ($4800): Not much of a secret, but still on the low price for a running back who just bagged 113 yards and a score, and with Justin Forsett gone baby gone, West gets the ball. The Raven can also catch with four receptions out of six targets, but clearly that is not a big part of his game.
John Brown ($4400): Actually, the big scorer on my team last week was the Cardinals WR who caught ten of 16 for 144 yards (27.4). Brown bagged 1065 yards last year on 61 catches, and is just getting into a groove. Of course, the condition of Carson Palmer (on concussion protocol) bears watching, but again, Brown is very good and will finish strong, methinks.
Eagles ($2900): The Eagles defense is really good, and though the Lions offense is not so horrible (9th ranked) the team could produce nothing against the Bears last week, a defense not as strong as Philly's. I suspect Detroit will play better, but by the same token Philadelphia is looking at what worked. But, the real bottom line is the Eagles defense does indeed seem to be good, and they are coming off their bye, meaning energy to burn.
Sammie Coates ($3900): Markus Wheaton should be looking over his shoulder at Coates, and not an oncoming pass. Coates has 13 catches for 282 yards (21.7 average) and has five catches of 40-plus yards on a team that loves to go deep.