Woe is me. After a nearly triumphant Week 5, all my main players were on their bye week this past Sunday. The problem is none of them seemed to know, as they all suited up, hit the field, and went through the motions. Five of my teams lost their games and in the infamous Fout Wars, where Tout Wars means a helmet and oblong sphere, my team dropped from a season-high 166.5 points to a lifetime terrible 64.4. And, that meant I was able to finish with the best worst record of the week.
My opposite, however--since this is not about me--Brian Walton, screamed to the top of the standings with 179.54 points driven by Tom Brady (30.24), LeSean McCoy (37.2), Cameron Meredith (25.3) and Christine Michael (23.3), all of whom helped push the esteemed Mr. Walton to the top of the season long standings.
The Great Lenny Melnick earned silver for the week with 166.92, fueled by Lamar Miller (35.8) and Eli Manning (29.12), along with McCoy, while the Iniminable Jeff Boggis returned to the top tier with a 152.54 cycle on the prowess of Brady, Miller, and Meredith.
Week 7 DFS Bargain Picks
Terrance West ($4800): West is carrying the load for the Ravens at this point, so just having a starting RB with 20-plus carries under $5K is a deal. But, West is actually pretty good, with 414 yards and ten catches to go with three scores and an average of 13.1 fantasy points per week. West is going up against the defensively derelict Jets.
Vernon Davis ($2900): A conditional selection, assuming Jordan Reed, who is still on concussion protocol, remains sidelined. Davis would start in lieu of Reed, and he still has some zip as the 50 yards on a couple of catches he bagged last week attests. Plus, Kirk Cousins likes to throw to his Tight Ends, and Davis is a pretty good alternative.
Mike Wallace ($5800): It is not like I am suggesting a stack against the poor Jets, but, well, the stats speak for themselves. Wallace didn't score last week but did catch four of ten targets for 97 yards.
Ravens ($2800): Maybe a stack is what is in order, as the Jets offense, led by either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Geno Smith or even Christian Hackenberg, gets the snaps. That is enough to keep a schizy offense totally off-balance, and the Ravens, who have traditionally had strong defenses, should be able to take advantage.
Matt Ryan ($7200): Ryan is not necessarily cheap, but he is such a solid pro, who makes so few mistakes, that his going up against the #24 pass defense in the league should be a lot of fun. As in Matt and Julio down at the football yard. I think he will turn a profit for you. I am picking him, too!