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NFL Sleeper Cell Week 4 RESULTS!


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NFL Sleeper Cell Week 4 RESULTS!

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10. Charlie Forray – 22.21

9.  Andrew Wilhelm – 24.29

8. Joanna Krupnick – 26.57

 7. Andrew O’Neill – 39.57

6. Meg Schneider – 40.51

5. Ryan Kelly  – 40.76

4. Kevin Morin – 79.92

3. Justin Colombo  – 104.40

2. Ned Donovan – 152.26

1. Jake Bridges – 173.70


Each week our writers will make one sleeper pick each, in the hopes of that guy pulling through and exploding for a big week. We’ll note reasons why we like that player over another so on and what not. Each writer will accrue points every week from their pick, but there’s a catch.

Since it’s about sleepers, we’re going to take the DraftKings ownership percentage and subtract that amount of points. For example, if you select Drew Brees as your pick and he scored 50 points, but his ownership is at 50%, you’ll only score 25. If your Running Back, Wide Reciever, Tight End, or Defense’s ownership is under 5%, your points will multiply, 5% is multiplied by 1.5, 4% by 2, 3% by 3, 2% by 4, 1% by 5, and less than 1% by 6. For Quarterbacks, the multipliers are halved, 4% by 1.25, 3% by 1.5, 2% by 2, 1% by 2.5, and less than 1% by 3.

At the end of the season, the top 2 writers with the most points will split a $100 prize pool $75/$25.


10. Charlie Forray & 9.  Andrew Wilhelm

Joe Mixon – RB, Cincinnati Bengals

8.8 Points – 15.9% Ownership


Who would have thought that the highest scoring Cincinnati Bengal would have been Andy Dalton this past week? No one. Also along the lines of things no one thought, is Giovani Bernard being the catching back out of the backfield. From here on out, Mixon’s gonna be a full-blown timeshare for touches, and that’s a problem. It’s a problem for his DFS owners, his Season-Long owners and for the Cincinnati Bengals.

8. Joanna Krupnick – 26.57

Jimmy Graham – TE, Seattle Seahawks

10.1 Points – 5.3% Ownership

24.15 POINTS

Considering the Seahawks murdered the Colts last Sunday, Jimmy Graham’s 4 catches for 61 yards seems like a lackluster performance. That’s incorrect. With the Seahawks defense finally stepping up, and the Seahawks run game on point, Graham was 6 yards behind the leading receiver for Seattle. This is a great sign for Graham’s Season-Long Fantasy Owners, but an even better one for his DFS fans. The riskier Jimmy Graham is to relapse and returns to being terrible the lower his ownership will be moving forward. Play Graham, watch him explode, prosper. Rinse and Repeat.

 7. Andrew O’Neill – 39.57

Jay Cutler – QB, Miami Dolphins

6.06 Points – 7.2% Ownership


164 passing yards, 5 rushing yards, and an interception. Jay Culter. Dude. What are you doing? I understand that Cutler seems like a juicy fantasy play considering his options downfield, but until he has a multi-touchdown game, I just don’t see him as playable… at all.

6. Meg Schneider – 40.51

Blake Bortles – QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

12.4 Points – 2.1% Ownership


Bortles, much like his other fellow Floridian play-caller, has a ton of weapons on his team. Hurns, Lee, Thomas, etc. Bortles has the manpower downfield, but he also has Leonard Fournette, who is a bad, bad man. If you have a running back like Fournette behind you, your other receivers become set dressing. It’s getting to the point where Fournette out of the backfield is the Jaguars best threat downfield. Seriously. He is a bad, bad man.

5. Ryan Kelly  – 40.76

Robby Anderson – WR, New York Jets

8.9 Points – 0.5% Ownership


Welcome to the best play of the week! When Ryan sent this to me last week, I knew it was going to be huge. Anderson was the top receiver on the Jets offense, and I’m looking for that to happen a lot more down the road. McCown seems more comfortable throwing downfield and with Anderson becoming a solid option for the #1 spot, I think they’re a match made in heaven. Until the concept of picking against the Jets calms down, I love Anderson as a low ownership, high impact WR option.

4. Kevin Morin – 79.92

DeShone Kizer – QB, Cleveland Browns

4.72 Points – 0.6% Ownership

14.16 POINTS

This was the wrong Deshaun/DeShone to pick this week. 🙁

3. Justin Colombo  – 104.40

Cooper Kupp – WR, Los Angeles Rams

17 Points – 3.4% Ownership


HOW ABOUT THOSE RAMS, YOU GUYS. Can you believe that game? 7 FIELD GOALS FOR GREG ZUERLEIN!?! WHAT. Who knew the Cowboys downfall would be a kicker who scores 23 points by himself? I mean, come on, that’s insane. Also insane is Todd Gurley’s year so far. I mean that guy did everything except throw a touchdown and kick the extra point in that game. The other interesting thing of note in this game was how little the Rams went to Sammie Watkins, who ended the game with 2 targets 1 for a catch for 17 yards. Cooper Kupp, on the other hand, was targeted 7 times, hauling in 5 catches for 60 yards, all of them short passes. Goff may be looking downfield for Watkins and Woods, but Kupp is staying low giving him big-play potential just over the line of scrimmage. If this kid learns how to shake off an oncoming defender, he’ll be unstoppable.

2. Ned Donovan – 152.26

Wendell Smallwood – RB, Philadelphia Eagles

17.9 Points – 4.7% Ownership


The thing about Wendell Smallwood that I really like is how many people didn’t trust him on Sunday. After a 75 yard performance the week before, most people looked at Smallwood as a fluke, even though he was on almost everyone’s sleeper lists last week. While it’s true that Smallwood’s points didn’t all come from rushing, when you think about the Eagles running game, most of it is LeGarrette Blount bruising his way towards the goal line and Darren Sproles being literally everywhere. Smallwood fulfills that gameplan beautifully and I’m looking at him to be a serious value play moving forward.

1. Jake Bridges – 173.70

Allen Hurns – WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

8.2 Points – 9.7% Ownership


In lieu of copy and pasting my Bortles writeup, let me reiterate this point: If Leonard Fournette is on the field and continues to play the way he has been, then I don’t like anyone on Jacksonville as a sleeper, as a must-play, as a value. It’s Fournette or bust from here on out. BOOM. #LeonardFournetteIsABadBadMan




10. Charlie Forray – 29.61

9.  Andrew Wilhelm – 31.69

8. Andrew O’Neill – 45.17

7. Joanna Krupnick – 50.72

6. Meg Schneider – 65.31

5. Kevin Morin – 94.08

4. Ryan Kelly  – 94.16

3. Justin Colombo  – 155.4

2. Jake Bridges – 181.1

1. Ned Donovan – 188.6

Check in on Saturday for Week 5’s Sleeper Cell Picks!

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