This week I went 1-1 in my keeper and dynasty leagues.
This week, I scored 133 points and had a second straight loss. Ultimately, it was the collective 8 points from my two WRs that harmed me this week. I was on the fence to start Jamison Crowder this week — with Jordon Reed out and facing a good matchup against Detroit — but held onto Allen Robinson with an equally favorable matchup against Oakland. Allen Robinson continues to be plagued by the poor play of Blake Bortles — whose “targets” are either overthrown, under thrown, or picked off. The five quarters of SEA/ARI did not help either, going against Doug Baldwin and David Johnson. I was in this game until the last play was run on Monday night — needing only 1 more Denver point to knock the Houston defense down another four points.
The three teams ahead of me all won (including my opponent who was in second place) but I remain in fourth place with a 4-3 record.
At 135 points — I scored the second highest points for the week. My team generally performed well, but this win is attributed to my last second (literally — just before 1:00 pm) switch at QB. I ran with Kirk Cousins in a favorable matchup against Detroit, versus Derek Carr against Jacksonville. Reason for the last minute fade was ESPN’s Mike Clay’s wide receiver matchup column. He was down on the Oakland WRs due to an unfavorable matchup so I made the change. Cousins scored enough points over Carr to give me the win.
This win puts me at a 6-1 record and I maintain sole ownership of first place.