Last Week’s Picks:
How It Works
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
The Turf Sleeper Cell Leaderboard
- Andrew Mark Wilhelm – 197.3 PTS
- Joe Dalfonso – 177.9 PTS
- Ryan Kelly – 111.3 PTS
- Kevin Michael Morin – 108.8 PTS
- Chris Plonka – 106.9 PTS
- Matt Speckman – 96.71 PTS
- Meg Schneider – 94.3 PTS
- Andrew O’Neill – 93.2 PTS
- Charlie Forray – 88.8 PTS
- Justin Colombo – 65.9 PTS
- Ben Salus – 63.9 PTS
- Matt DaSilva – 56.68 PTS
- Sam Silva – 55.75 PTS
- Mark DiGiammarino – 53.41 PTS
- Joanna Krupnick – 43.79 PTS
- Matt Branigan – 31.48 PTS
Week 4 Picks
Andrew Mark Wilhelm – 197.3 PTS – Aaron Jones – RB, Green Bay Packers
I have no idea why I’m making this pick other than the fact that I don’t trust the Bills defense or any of the starters in front of Jones. With Aaron Rodgers still hobbled, the run game should be utilized a lot. But who really knows.
Joe Dalfonso – 177.9 PTS – James White – RB, New England Patriots
The Patriots are in a must-win situation and Brady only trusts two people on his offense: Gronk and White. Brady has fire in his eyes and White will benefit from that.
Ryan Kelly – 111.3 PTS – Albert Wilson – WR, Miami Dolphins
I hate picking guys going against my Patriots. But New England’s defense is struggling, making this is a solid matchup for Wilson at home.
Kevin Michael Morin – 108.8 PTS – Sony Michel – RB, New England Patriots
Rex Burkhead is out injured and the Pats need to get their offense moving. Sony should see the majority of touches in the running game, and hopefully a dump off or two.
Chris Plonka – 106.9 PTS – Rashard Higgins – WR, Cleveland Browns
I know that despite all the hubbub surrounding the team and Baker Mayfield, they are still the Browns until further notice. That being said, they just came off their first win since about 10 Marvel movies ago, and I’m hoping that means they will be a bit energized. Higgins caught 3 receptions for 32 yards last week and I’m hoping with Baker under center now, he can improve upon that.
Matt Speckman – 96.71 PTS – Taylor Gabriel – WR, Chicago Bears
This is more an endorsement for Mitch Trubisky, as I do think this will be the game he finally breaks out this year. Tampa Bay had early season magic as Ryan Fitzpatrick teams seem to always have, but I’m here for the downfall. Allen Robinson will see a heavy dose of opportunity as well, but I like Gabriel’s chances of being the benefactor of a big day from this Bears offense.
Meg Schneider – 94.3 PTS – Kerryon Johnson – RB, Detroit Lions
He probably won’t get quite as many carries at last week’s breakout against the Pats (YEEEESSS), but
Andrew O’Neill – 93.2 PTS – Ty Montgomery – RB, Green Bay Packers
Montgomery hasn’t gotten the carries this
Charlie Forray – 88.8 PTS – Aaron Jones -RB, Green Bay Packers
I’m doubling down on Aaron Jones this week because I think he deserves the number one RB slot. He’s still splitting carries in Green Bay but he is the far better running back. So hopefully my pick will help them decide to give him the ball more.
Justin Colombo – 65.9 PTS – Defense, New England Patriots
What if I told you that the biggest comeback story in sports is not Tiger Woods or LeBron’s hairline, but it is in fact the Patriots Defense against the Miami Dolphins? Guess what. I’m telling you that. Watch out. This team doesn’t lose 3 games in a row.
Ben Salus – 63.9 PTS – C.J. Beathard – QB, San Francisco 49ers
OKAY. Jimmy G is down. Beathard was awful last year, atrocious, actually. But, how often is there a QB with less than 2% ownership who is guaranteed to play a whole game? The Chargers have a monster D, so Alfred Morris and Kyle “My Favorite Last Name” Juszczyk are going to get some touches here, but look for them to get 40% of air-targets from C.J.
Here’s hoping Beathard throws for a TD or two and goes over 250 Yards. He’ll probably have a turnover (or five ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
Matt DaSilva – 56.68 PTS – No Pick
Sam Silva – 55.75 PTS – No Pick
Mark DiGiammarino – 53.41 PTS – Sony Michel – RB, New England Patriots
After a less than impressive debut against the Lions, there are a lot of empty seats on the first rounder’s bandwagon. But that wasn’t all his fault against Detroit, as McDaniels game plan was to run between the tackles, but New England’s offensive lineman got destroyed. Therefore there was nowhere for Sony to run. With a week of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia getting the o-line in order, Sony should have more holes to run through against Miami. Also look for him to get more involved in the short passing game (only 3 targets against DET).
Joanna Krupnick – 43.79 PTS – Devontae Booker – RB, Denver Broncos
Booker? Book it.
Matt Branigan – 31.48 PTS – Sterling Shepard – WR, New York Giants
The Saints defense has been tremendously disappointing, and with Evan Engram out and Odell Beckham Jr potentially being on lockdown mode, Shepard could be in for a big day at home.
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