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NFL Sleeper Cell Week 14: National Gio-Graphic

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NFL Sleeper Cell Week 14: National Gio-Graphic


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THE 3 UP, 3 DOWN

NFL SLEEPER CELL FANTASY LEAGUE

PRE-WEEK 13 LEADERBOARD


10. Charlie Forray – 99.39

9. Joanna Krupnick – 157.86

8. Meg Schneider – 186.51

7.  Andrew Wilhelm – 250.86

6. Ryan Kelly  – 264.79

5. Kevin Morin – 301.97

4. Jake Bridges – 389.57

3. Andrew O’Neill – 485.22

2. Ned Donovan – 490.46

1. Justin Colombo  – 493.4


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 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.


WEEK 12 PICKS


9. Joanna Krupnick – 157.86

Josh Gordon – WR, Cleveland Browns

Who doesn’t love a good comeback story?!

8. Meg Schneider – 186.51

Giovani Bernard – RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Back this week with a big Cinch pick. Who knows why.

7.  Andrew Wilhelm – 250.86

Giovanni Bernard – RB, Cincinnati Bengals

Heading into the standard fantasy playoffs, I needed some desperate waiver wire RB help. I’ve gone in on Bernard there, so I might as well go all in on him here.

6. Ryan Kelly  – 264.79

Javorius Allen – RB, Baltimore Ravens

Why Buck Allen? Because apparently there’s a statistically significant correlation between being on the bench on my fantasy team and scoring touchdowns. Allen will be riding the pine this week for my fantasy squad, and therefore is almost guaranteed to find the end zone.

5. Kevin Morin – 301.97

Marquise Goodwin – WR, San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers offense already looked leagues better last week with Jimmy G under center. Their biggest issue was getting the ball into the end zone, which eluded them for the entire 60 minutes of football. It’s a new week, and Houston’s defense has been a shell of itself since JJ Watt went down with an injury earlier this year. That being said, Marquise Goodwin has been emerging as a solid target for SF. The former Olympian provides pace down the sideline, and should give Jimmy a solid deep option. After an 8 catch, 99 yard performance last week, Goodwin and Garoppolo seem to have an understanding of each other that I’d expect to continue through the rest of the season. I see a TD or two from Goodwin this weekend.

4. Jake Bridges – 389.57

Gio Bernard – RB, Cincinatti Bengals

This week, I’m diverting away from the QB position as that position seems to have failed me down the stretch. I’m basically the Falcons of this competition after blowing a sizable lead a few weeks ago. Anyways, choking aside, I’m picking Bengals RB Gio Bernard this week. Jeremy Hill has landed on injured reserve and Joe Mixon has been officially ruled out with a concussion. That means it’s Gio’s time to shine. He’ll be the only guy usable in this backfield against a Bears team that is pretty middling against fantasy RBs. It’s not the tastiest of matchups, but I think the volume will be there. He got 13 carries last week against Pittsburgh, and with all the injuries to everyone else, I think it’s easy to project double those touches this week.

3. Andrew O’Neill – 485.22

OJ Howard – TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In a lost season for the Bucs, it comes as a surprise to see such strong performances from Jameis Winston coming off time missed with an injured shoulder.  And while its all too little too late for Tampa Bay re: their own playoff aspirations, it would be just enough at exactly the right time to spoil things for Detroit, who after a strong start have proven unworthy in a stacked NFC.  Give me Howard to find the endzone.  Cameron Brate has been seeing more looks, but Howard is due.

2. Ned Donovan – 490.46

Louis Murphy – WR, San Francisco 49ers

First of all KEELAN COLE COMING THROUGH BIG TIME has catapulted me to spitting distance of 1st place. I’m coming for you Colombo.

Next up, Dudes. Did you see how Marquise Goodwin went off with Jimmy G under Center last week? The Texans are gonna have to honor how connected they were last week. What does that say to me? WR2 has a big opening for yards. Louis Murphy was targeted 6 times last week with only 1 reception. I’m betting his target number goes up and you see him taking advantage of the double teams Goodwin’s gonna be drawing.

1. Justin Colombo  – 493.4

Jaron Brown – WR, Arizona Cardinals

1. Tennesee Titans Secondary.

2. Lots of limited options for Blaine Gabbert.

3. J.J. Nelson has been questionable all week and you know Larry Fitzgerald is gonna take some coverage.

This is Jaron’s time to shine


CHECK BACK IN WITH US NEXT WEEK TO SEE THE RESULTS!

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