A month ago, Rick Wolf--the Wolfman in Fantasy Industry vernacular--crushed it in Fout Wars, taking the weekly prize of bragging rights with 165.14 points. So, with another lunar cycle under our belt, it seems appropriate that the Wolfman drew top blood for the Week 8 Fout Wars contest. Wolfman took honors this time with 158.44 points, fueled by Aaron Rodgers (33.82), Rob Gronkowski (24.9), Mohamed Sanu (23.4) and Michael Crabtree (21.8).
Mastersball mate Brian Walton scored the two slot this time. Brian has had such a solid DFS year, making the finals of the Tout DFS contest, and holding the top spot in Fout Wars as well. Derek Carr (39.8) led the way for his DomeBoys, followed by the Broncos 22-point defensive show, helping to assemble 150.42 points. USA Today's Steve Gardner scored third at 147.42, riding the Raiders duo of Carr and Crabtree, augmenting with Terrelle Pryor, Sr. (21.9) to help finish among the top troika.
Thanks to the stunning (think stun gun, as in immobilizing) performance of Ryan Fitzpatrick against an ostensibly non-existent Cleveland defense, coupled with T.Y Hilton's three points, I finished 12th with a measly 105.82 points, a miserable three slots below Jeff Boggis and his 109.72 digits.
You can follow along with our progress--or lack thereof--right here: Fout Wars Google Docs Standings.
Week 9 DFS Plays
Drew Brees ($7200): Picking a lower priced QB imagining a big day is kind of like picking Hector Santiago pitching against the White Sox. They whiff, he can strike guys out, but Hector is as erratic and unpredictable as are the Sox. Now Drew Brees, he can throw, he can hit his targets, and he is kind of like picking Madison Bumgarner in that he will likely give you a good game irrespective of the outcome of the game. Since Brees is going up against the terrible Niners, well, that seems to make the play so much tastier.
Derrick Henry ($6000): Henry is a conditional play, assuming DeMarco Murray is still hobbled, but even if the incumbent plays, Henry should get some work. Either way, the #1 pick bagged 60 yards for a score coupled with four catches out of five targets, and I would simply expect Henry's role to increase anyway as he is the future. Going against the #21 defense this week, the future might be now.
Antonio Gates ($3000): It doesn't matter how old Gates is, he gets his targets, his catches and his scores. He will get some of all that against the Titans.
Panthers ($3400): The Panthers are starting to get into a groove and they should have some fun against the Rams.
Jarvis Landry ($7100): If the Browns can score 28 against the Jets, think about what Landry should be able to do.
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