Clash of the Beards and Bellies

I’m not that happy that I beat Simpson last week. We were both on the struggle bus with our lineups. I guess I only won because of the sunset on his lineup three hours earlier on the east coast. Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove taking my obligatory victory lap on social media, even if it’s the DFS equivalent of an infield single looking like a line drive in the box score.

Scott undoubtedly doesn’t want me to go all Phil Jackson and watch the hearty celebration that will accompany my second three-peat of the season, but he might not have a choice. My lineup is inevitable. With the snap of my finger on Tuesday, I built this lineup to aggressively chase a 200-point walloping to bring my series lead to 7-4. Sometimes, I play it conservative (like last week) and needlessly sweat out a narrow margin. Come Sunday, my lineup will either launch into the stratosphere or you’ll see me saluting as I go down with the sinking ship. Sharp bettors are slamming the former.

Bo’s Lineup

QB – Dak Prescott – Dallas Cowboys– $7,200

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 14: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his rushing touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at AT&T Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

I couldn’t, in good conscience, not get a few pieces of the most important game of the year for my Dallas Cowboys. The Chiefs are riding high at the moment after three consecutive wins over hapless offenses. Dak Prescott is missing one weapon in Amari Cooper, but there’s a half dozen more right behind him who is ready to pick up his rifle and start shanking fools with their bayonet. Dak will be the highest-scoring quarterback on the slate.

RB – James Conner – Arizona Cardinals – $6,100

I officially renounced my distaste for James Conner as a running back a couple weeks ago. He looks better now than at any point since his rookie year. The sheer volume of quality touches for Conner is my favorite part about this game. Seattle has an atrocious run defense, especially against backs who can catch balls out of the backfield (see Alvin Kamara game). This is a wonderful value play with immense ceiling potential.

RB – Myles Gaskin – Miami Dolphins – $5,700

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 11: Jacoby Brissett #14 hands the ball off to Myles Gaskin #37 of the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Hard Rock Stadium on November 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

I still haven’t retracted my opinion that Gaskin has no earthly business leading an NFL backfield, but here we are. The odd-numbered week narrative is guaranteed to persist this week against the Jets, who have allowed 39 PPR points per game to opposing running backs. Gaskin isn’t good, but he will be scoring points this Sunday.

WR – Nico Collins – Houston Texans – $3,300

As I laid out in my Hot Cash article, I’m fully prepared to be wrong about Collins. The rookie from Michigan has been the picture of consistency in his limited work, making huge strides in improving the technique that I criticized in the preseason. The Titans have a very bad secondary, only masking it with a vigorous ball control offense. Tyrod Taylor is in line for a serviceable game, with the young Wolverine potentially breaking out.

WR – Tyree Hill – Kansas City Chiefs – $8,200

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The NFL’s target leader the last four weeks is Cheetah, who has assumed a much more diverse route tree in response to changes in coverage schemes to corral his ability to render the defense topless. Hill is ultra-elite after the catch and the Cowboys’ secondary hasn’t exactly demonstrated sound tackling or pursuit angles. I’m afraid of what Mahomes and Hill are capable of doing to this defense.

WR – CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys – $7,600

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 22: CeeDee Lamb #88 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates with teammate Michael Gallup #13 following a touchdown reception during their game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

I built this stack even before Amari Cooper was added to the COVID list. Now, it’s looking like a delicious Scott killer. CeeDee has been an alpha all season, obviously stepping up to be Dak’s preferred weapon of war. The Chiefs have been blessed with three consecutive opponents with differing levels of passing anemia, but they’re in for the rudest awakening possible.

TE – Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys – $4,600

I thought long and hard about going with Michael Gallup here, but there is some uncertainty of which position he will play in Cooper’s absence. The Chiefs have been a sieve to opposing tight ends, where Schultz has often been the second passing option in Kellen Moore’s offense. There’s plenty of meat on the bone to go with any Cowboys offensive player this week.

FLEX – Elijah Moore – New York Jets – $4,900

If you have been following along with the Nimble team since the preseason, you know that Scott and I are enamored with the rookie out of Mississippi. We fought over Elijah like siblings in multiple drafts. We also called one another like teenage girls in the 90s when he had his breakout game against the Colts. Miami’s defense stinks worse than Joe Flacco. At least the grisly (and handsome) vet can find the open man. Moore will be that guy all day long on Sunday.

DST – Washington Football Team – $2,400

I’m very conflicted about this pick. On one hand, I think Cam Newton will be a fantasy force in this Joe Brady offense. On the other hand, Washington showed some real moxie in defeating the GOAT’s Bucs and ruining my DFS hopes last week. At this salary, I’m hoping for a few sacks and for Superman to show some rust now that HE’S BAAAAACK!

Studs Up!!

I cannot let myself lose to Bo three straight weeks, especially heading into Thanksgiving week. This week I loaded up my squad with studs who are projected to ball out, running over Bo with my three running back build. I’m absolutely thrilled to have CMC all to myself, A.J. Dillon as well. David Montgomery was weaponized against me last season, I’m excited to return the favor. This is going to be one of my best teams of the Clash, hope you bring your best lineup this week Bo.

Scott’s Lineup

QB – Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers – $5,100

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cam Newton is too cheap to pass up this week at $5,100. He’s not the best quarterback play on the slate, but his points per dollar value is through the roof. I wanted to build a lineup with three high-scorings running backs and Cam lets me do just that. I also

RB – A.J. Dillon – Green Bay Packers – $6,200

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 14: A.J. Dillon #28 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on November 14, 2021, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A.J. Dillon is my favorite play on the DraftKings Week 11 main slate. Aaron Jones is OUT for Week 11, which means “All Day Dillon” is about to be unleashed on the league. RunTheSims.com has Dillon projected for 23 points in his matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. I was shocked that Bo didn’t have him on his team. Advantage Scott.

RB – David Montgomery – Chicago Bears – $5,500

David Montgomery’s $5,500 price is ridiculously low this week. I for one love playing him as a one-off or using him as the run-back piece in the Lamar Jackson game stack. Montgomery saw 84% of the snaps in his return to action against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now David Montgomery is rested and has a 30% run blocking advantage according to PFF. The Ravens are giving up 25 fantasy points per game to running backs and rank in the bottom third in tackling. Montgomery is known for his ability to break tackles. It could be a long day for the Ravens and a good day for you if you roll with Monty.

WR – Rashod Bateman – Baltimore Ravens – $4,500

Rashod Bateman didn’t look like a rookie last week, hauling in six of eight targets for 80 yards. Bateman saw five more targets than Sammy Watkins, who was returning from injury. The Ravens will be able to pass on the Bears, who have given up over 1,600 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns to wide receivers. Marquise Brown is also a strong play in this game, glad Bo didn’t leverage me this week.

WR – Brandin Cooks  – Houston Texans – $6,000

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 07: Brandin Cooks #13 of the Houston Texans in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on November 07, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Brandin Cooks saw 14 targets in his last game from Tyrod Taylor. Cooks also has games of 11, 13, and 14 targets this year. The Titans rank 32nd against wide receivers, giving up 45 plus points per game. Cooks is projected 8-10 targets and should score a touchdown this week.

WR –  Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs – $8,200

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 13: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after his third-quarter touchdown reception against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium on October 13, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri. Hill had two touchdown receptions in the game. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Tyreek Hill is the most dangerous man on the DraftKings slate. He has 40 and 50 point performances this season. No shocker, Bo has this play as well. Whenever I make a power move, Bo is there. If anything, the guy is one of the best plays each week. We both agree that Hill has tremendous upside and should see 10-12 targets in this shootout.

TE – C.J. Uzomah – Cinncinati Bengals – $3,500

C.J. Uzomah has been hit or miss this season, scoring 24 and 26 points, but also seven and six. The Raiders game has the second-highest total on the board with 50 points up for grabs. Joe Burrow has passed for over 30 attempts in six of nine games. This game script should see Uzomah in play all game long. A touchdown would just destroy Bo. Fingers crossed.

Flex – Christian McCaffery – Carolina Panthers – $8,900

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers talks with Christian McCaffrey #22 during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 14, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. The Panthers defeated the Cardinals 34-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Christian McCaffery is back!! Last week he amassed 156 yards and scored 26.1 points without the 100 rushing bonus or scoring a touchdown. The Washington Football Team is down Chase Young and Montez Sweat in this matchup, great news for CMC and his point total potential. He has the highest ceiling this week according to RunTheSims.com.

DST – Detroit Lions – $2,100

This is a pure pay-down play. The Lions are a young and hungry defense, who sucks. I just needed the money to get to CMC. The End.

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