Five weeks ago, the Rotobuzzguy, Howard Bender, led the Fout Wars gang with 180.82 points, the third highest total during this season of DFS Football play among the Touts.
So, in Week 12, Bender repeated the feat, clocking 150.44 points to take the honors for the second time, fueled by the great play of the Giants defense facing the struggling Browns offense. Bender also rostered Jonathan Stewart (21.8) and Tom Brady (19.04) on the road to Thanksgiving Weekend victory ivolving just the Sunday games.
Lenny Melnick, who took top honors just a couple of weeks back, finished second this time via big performances by Michael Thomas (34.8) and Tyreek Hill (32.5) on the road to 146.4 points.
Glenn Colton, who in Week 5 took top points with 182.6 points--the highest weekly score of the season--finished third with 137.04 points on strong days by Colin Kaepernick (37.14), David Johnson (33.1) and Odell Beckham, Jr. (27.6).
I finished sixth for the week, strengthened as well by the Giants defense, which was a last second panic switch just before kickoff, as I suddenly feared Drew Brees shredding the Rams defense. The Rams had been my sleeper choice, and as it turned out they were indeed asleep much of the game. But, my mate Jeff Boggis finished fourth with 132.5 points, having rostered none other than Mr. Brees, who contributed 36.5 points.
You can follow along with our progress--or lack thereof--right here: Fout Wars Google Docs Standings.
Week 13 DFS Plays
Russell Wilson ($6400): Tough to pick Wilson coming off such a terrible week as his Week 12, but Carolina has a poor pass defense, the Hawks will have something to prove, and they are playing at home. Worth the risk.
Travis Kelce ($4700): Aside from the fact that Kelce is really good, Atlanta has the #32 pass defense in the league, and he is the first guy I suspect Alex Smith will be looking for.
Mark Ingram ($6000): Coming off a couple of solid games, Ingram goes up against a decent line, but with Brees in the zone, it just makes the run that much more dangerous.
Steelers ($2800): OK, the Browns get their Bye, or I would likely choose the offensive squad going against Cleveland, but no choice. However, Pittsburgh is coming off a pair of strong defensive performances and gets to play at home this week against a Giants team they can exploit.
Mohamed Sanu ($4400): He might be the #2 guy in Atlanta, but last week Sanu bagged all eight of his targets for 65 yards. And since KC will have to worry about Julio Jones, someone will get the throws. I am guessing Sanu is that guy.
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