Football Hotpage – Week Sixteen – A UCF Knight Week

Sorry I missed last week’s Football Hotpage, but last week my daughter graduated from UCF, the alma mater of Blake Bortles among others.  Bortles has been great over the past few weeks.  Think back to the beginning of the season.  People would have laughed hysterically if you took Bortles ahead of Matt Ryan, Derek Carr or Marcus Mariota.  But, here we are, 15 weeks into the season and Bortles is ahead of all three. Not only that, but the Jags signal caller is doing it without Allen Robinson, or Alan Hurns, his top two receivers.  Then Marqise Lee goes down and in comes Keelan Cole and Jaydon Mickens to step up.  And

The reasons I am going down this path is to vent over my DFS lineup tinkering Sunday.  At 12:50 last week, all locked and loaded for the week, I hear that Fournette is out and Ivory is expected to get the carries in a great matchup.  So time to tinker.  My lineup was set with McCaffrey at flex and Keelan Cole as my cheap flyer at RB.  So I was able to move from McCaffrey to Ivory giving me enough money to “upgrade” Cole to Diggs.  So Ivory wets the bed,  McCaffery and Cole combine for 62, and my big week goes down the drain.

QB Russell Wilson SEA 7000 Due for a big bounce back
QB Cam Newton CAR 6800 Bucs defense has been bad all season
QB Blake Bortles JAX 6500 49’ers will upgrade defense in the off-season
QB Philip Rivers LAC 6400 Last gasp to stay alive
QB Matthew Stafford DET 6200 Should dominate Bengals
QB Jared Goff LAR 6100 Rams light up Tenn, but is it all Gurley
QB Dak Prescott DAL 6000 Remember how good Dak was with Zeke?
RB Todd Gurley II LAR 9100 Might still be underpriced
RB Kareem Hunt KC 8400 All the top RBs are in great spots
RB Alvin Kamara NO 8300 Still can’t figure out how they both succeed…
RB Mark Ingram NO 8100 But they have every week
RB Ezekiel Elliott DAL 8000 Zeke returns at a high, but fair price
RB LeSean McCoy BUF 7800 Will catch the ball even in a blowout
RB Melvin Gordon LAC 7200 Continues to see massive touches
RB Christian McCaffrey CAR 6400 A little game flow dependent
RB Dion Lewis NE 6000 Tough to guess on NE – Is Gillislee back in the mix?
RB Theo Riddick DET 4700 One of the few cheap backs still on the board
RB Wayne Gallman NYG 3900 Tough to trust but getting more touches
RB Elijhaa Penny ARI 3000 Longshot in Cards backfield
WR Julio Jones ATL 7900 Should see 15 targets, but we have heard that before
WR Keenan Allen LAC 7700 Only an injury can stop his dominance
WR Michael Thomas NO 7600 Been consistently very good all season
WR Sterling Shepard NYG 6600 AZ tough on receivers, but not as much on slot
WR Tyreek Hill KC 6500 Fins allow a lot of long passes
WR Robert Woods LAR 6500 Came back strong and is underpriced
WR Marvin Jones Jr. DET 6400 Is it Jones or Tate this week?
WR Josh Gordon CLE 6300 Would be $7,500 with a real QB
WR Jarvis Landry MIA 6300 Guaranteed at least five catches
WR Golden Tate DET 6200 Is it Tate or Jones this week?
WR Dez Bryant DAL 6000 Should be better with Zeke back with Sea focusing run
WR Cooper Kupp LAR 5300 Was a ghost last week – not now
WR Jamison Crowder WAS 5000 Broncos are another team not so great covering slot
WR Keelan Cole JAX 4700 Chasing the points
WR Kendall Wright CHI 3800 Tough to trust but massive target increase
TE Rob Gronkowski NE 7400 Gronk is clearly the number one receiver on this team
TE Travis Kelce KC 6900 Kelce should blow up against Mia but price is high
TE Evan Engram NYG 5600 Not too expensive in a good spot
TE Greg Olsen CAR 5200 Last week at $4,000 was the time to have Olsen
TE Delanie Walker TEN 4900 Always produces but price never moves
TE Jimmy Graham SEA 4700 A down game knocked down the price
TE Antonio Gates SD 2500 Henry down.  Last chance to get the future HOF cheap
DST Jaguars JAX 3900 SF has been better, but Jax is the best now
DST Chargers LAC 3700 Will do more damage against Jets than Saints
DST Bears CHI 3500 A risky pick here, but should cover Cle
DST Chiefs KC 3300 Cutler has proven to be highly mistake-prone
DST Patriots NE 3000 Pats should blow out Buff
DST Lions DET 2900 Bengals has been a complete mess
QB Jared Goff LAR 6100
RB Todd Gurley II LAR 9100
RB Dion Lewis NE 6000
WR Robert Woods LAR 6500
WR Jarvis Landry MIA 6300
WR Jamison Crowder WAS 5000
TE Evan Engram NYG 5600
TE Antonio Gates SD 2500
DST Lions DET 2900


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