Well, I basically got one thing right this week in fantasy football — Christian Kirk.
The bargain player at $5,200 was the No. 1 overall fantasy player this week in DraftKings. The Arizona WR had six catches, 138 yards and 3 TDs for a total of 40.8 fantasy points. Clearly Kirk is finally healthy and developing a great connection with QB Kyler Murray. This duo should put up strong numbers moving forward.
Mark Ingram and Kenyan Drake on the other hand as my Captain Obvious and Diamond in the Rough were not helpful with both back near or at 10 points. The rest of the bargains were also a no go with Bengals QB Ryan Finley a mediocre 10 spot. Let this be a reminder to stay away from bargain QB’s most of the time.
The Bears’ offense is still a mess and David Mongomery was a no show. Last week will be the last time we pick a Chicago Bears offensive player in this column.
Moving right along, let’s take a look at the Week 10 DraftKings leaders: Christian Kirk, WR, ARZ 40.8; Darius Slayton, WR, NYG 37.1; Derrick Henry, RB, TEN 36.1; Tyreek Hill, WR, KC 36.0; Amari Cooper, WR, DAL 34.7; Daniel Jones, QB, NYG 34.32; Lamar Jackson, BAL 33.42; Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC 32.84; Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN 31.3; Michael Thomas, WR, NO 31.2.
Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN ($8,900): The Vikings have found a nice balance of pass and run and it’s paid off big time for Cook. His numbers in fantasy back it up 30.9, 28.1, 15.6, 31.3 in the last four weeks.
His matchup this week against the Broncos is a favorable one. Denver has the 22nd run defense in the NFL and all they need is an early rhythm at home in Minnesota for Cook to do his thing. Projection: 183 yards, 2 TDs.
Diamond in the Rough
Mohamed Sanu, WR, NE ($5,100): What a great price for a guy who had 14 targets after getting his first full week of practice. The Patriots’ offense can be frustrating for fantasy owners as they love to mix up the game plan. The big flaw to this Eagles team has been their secondary and I think Tom Brady spreads this around enough to make Sanu worth the gamble. Projection: 112 yards, TD.
Top QB: Kyle Allen, CAR ($5,300): Falcons looked good for one week, so I am not buying this resurgence, just yet. Panthers are only a -5-point favorite at home against this Atlanta team which seems like an over adjustment. Carolina went toe-to-toe with Green Bay on the road and Allen played well considering. He’s worth a dart throw if you are desperate to cut some salary at QB. Be warned however as we have said before.
Top RB: Brian Hill, ATL ($4,800): The beauty of fantasy is there is a spot for everyone even in opposing matchups. HIll became the feature back when Devonte Freeman went down with an injury and although his stats don’t jump off the page, 20 carries for 61 yards, one catch for 10 yards and a TD, it was against the Saints. Just on sheer volume it’s worth a shot to take someone who was very involved in the offense.
Top WR: Randall Cobb, DAL ($4,300): Targets have been great for Cobb, who finally made the most of them this past week on Sunday Night Football, 6-106-1. It seems like he’s starting to develop some chemistry with Dak Prescott, who just looks solid week in week out. If they could just figure out crucial play calling issues the Cowboys might have something. Against a Detroit team which seems to be fading fast and will likely be without QB Matthew Stafford again, Dallas should roll into Motown with plenty of confidence.