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Mike's Fantasy Football Journal: Week 10

Week 10 was a success for my team, now named "The Hash Slinging Slashers." We defeated Ryan's team by a "close" score of 147.44 - 99.00. I retained my spot at third in the league, at a record of 6-4. Through 10 weeks, I have scored 1,329.56 points and have let up 1,186.36. A pretty decent differential if you ask me.


Let's take a deeper dive into how the team performed:


()= no longer on the team


QB: Derek Carr (once again subbing for the injured Kyler Murray) had a much better outing in his week 10 game against the Chiefs. He tallied up 18.24 points on 25/35 completions for 261 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw an interception, but it did not prove costly by any means. Hopefully Kyler will be ready to go this week.


RB: Leonard Fournette had a slow day on the ground, rushing 11 times for 47 yards, but he made up for this in the passing game, catching 8 passes for 45 yards. He finished with 17.20 points and had a promising game after trailing to the Football Team all game. In positive game scripts, he should be due for many games similar to this.


RB: Dalvin Cook, my team's first selection of the draft (second overall), had himself a good game with 20.80 points. He carried 24 times for 94 yards and a touchdown (and should have had more) and caught 3 passes for 24 yards. Cook leads the league in runs that are downed at the one yard line at five times. After all of these runs, he has failed to score a touchdown. A depressing stat for myself as a manager with Cook as his lead back, but hopefully the worst is behind us and we will see some improvement and a boom game for Cook soon.


WR: Tyreek Hill's first game on the team did NOT disappoint. He finished with 27.50 points on 7 catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 2 rushing yards on 1 carry. Hopefully, Hill can have a HUGE game this week with Cooper Kupp on his Bye week.


WR: Cooper Kupp, what can I say. I guess I had the steal of the draft with this guy. The round 6 selection totaled 23.20 points in a loss to the 49ers. The addition of Odell Beckham Jr. did not harm Kupp's production in any way as he grabbed 11 passes for 122 yards. Kupp now stands alone with 1,141 yards on the season and the hope is to let him continue to shine... after his Bye week.


TE: George Kittle finished with 16.00 points against the Rams. His 5 receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown helped San Francisco to a win, and me as well. Next week against Jacksonville, Kittle should hopefully tear up the middle of the field. I'm going to need him badly against the number one team this week.


FLEX: Cole Beasley disappointed against the Jets, but luckily it didn't matter at all. He caught one pass for 5 yards for 1.50 points in their blowout win against New York. Beasley will next face the Colts, who are ranked #27 against receivers in fantasy this year. He will assume a WR roll with Kupp out.


K: Tyler Bass hit 6 extra points and one short range field goal last week for a total of 9.00 points. He has been consistently producing this year and I don't see it stopping luckily.


D/ST: The Bills defense is ranked number one in fantasy football for a reason. They tallied 12.00 points and intercepted the Jets FOUR times and also recovered a fumble. I hope they continue to play well behind a firepower offense.


As I briefly mentioned, I am going to be playing the number one team in the league this week, managed by Aidan Cafferty. He has been on top of the league for the last 3-4 years now and I will have to try to capitalize off of a hard fought victory here to have the head-to-head advantage here. There is lots of star power on his team, but hopefully the right players can have a boom type game (Tyreek Hill, Dalvin Cook) in order to give me the win.


The "tale of the tape" for this week's matchup with the number one team. He is yet to set his lineup completely, awaiting injuries on his bench.

I picked up Mike Davis from a trade a made earlier today with my friend Pat:


What he gets: Jordan Howard and Kadarius Toney


What I get: Mike Davis


Here is the rest of our lineups. I am awaiting waiver requests to acquire Kenyan Drake and Jakobi Meyers.

I am sick of waiting for Toney to show out once again like he did in week 4. I also believe with Miles Sanders coming back shortly, Howard will likely be a non-factor, but if he still produces, then oops. I think with Cordarrelle Patterson possibly not playing tomorrow vs the Patriots, Mike Davis could see a lot of production in both the passing game and the running game.


One can only hope I win, but the chances are slim. If you have any suggestions for adds, drops, trades, etc., email me at thenewwildcardpodcast@gmail.com.

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