It was a nailbiter going into the final minutes of the Sunday afternoon games, but in the end, for the second straight week, @rotobuzzguy Howard Bender took Fout Wars, besting me 181.44 to 163.4. Though the final score may not look so close, a late Philip Rivers pick coupled with some late heroics by Jordan Howard and Odell Beckham, Jr. pushed Bender into first for good.
In addition to Beckham and Howard, Bender also got a boost from Albert Wilson (20.3) and his 55-yard fake punt run to take the top honors.
Bender and I both played David Johnson (38.5), and Zach Ertz (22.9) and Julian Edelman (21.1) were big contributors to my week. Andrea Lamont, led by LeSean McCoy (29.1) as well as Ertz took third place with 151.3 points in the DFS football competition among the Touts.
My mate Jeff Boggis came in down the ladder with 132.74 points, enough to mention that that is exactly where he finished.
In the overall standings, Bender moved closer to leader Brian Walton for the overall lead, which you can check out right here: Fout Wars Google Docs Standings.
Week 14 DFS Plays
Colin Kaepernick ($5800): Based upon the difficult time Andrew Luck had with the Jets defense the first five minutes of the Monday Night game, I feel pretty comfy picking Kaepernick at home against the team that has now proved itself to be worse than either the Niners or the Browns (I think the Browns might actually get their win this week, in fact).
Darren Sproles ($4400): Looks like a tight game, and I am thinking that Sproles, who is a prime target for Philly, will light it up.
DeMarco Murray ($7000): Been pretty solid, and Murray can exploit the Broncos line.
Niners ($2600): Yes, the Niners suck, but so do the Jets. Playing at home, against a terrible team, the Niners will rise to the occasion and shut down whatever offense the Jets may attempt.
Dennis Pitta ($3600): New England does have a decent pass defense, so I am guessing the short shots will be the path to scores and Pitta was the pivotal point of scoring last week.
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