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Joe 2 Pro: Week 6 Recap and Week 7 Plays

First – throughout the season I post my bankroll at the beginning of every article so you can view my weekly progress. This year, my starting bankroll was $18,270. I don’t do this as a way to brag, plenty of other people are playing with much more than I am. I do this as a way to show how your bankroll can go through some valleys and peaks throughout the season. Experienced players aren’t winning 100 percent of the time. We face losing weeks like everyone else. The important thing is to be profitable at the end of Week 17. You need to look at this as a marathon and not a sprint.

Second – this article is simple. I primarily run down my entire cash game thought process for the week. I won’t list plays for the sake of listing them. If I know early in the week which guy I am starting at QB, he’s the only guy I’ll mention.


Due to life changes and time constraints, there’s going to be a change to the format of this column. I’m going to write up my whole player pool at each position. Then I will write up the one guy at each position I feel the most strongly about. Think of the first article as a rough draft. As news happens throughout the week, I’ll post an updated player pool on Friday.


Week 6 Recap


I somewhat recovered from my Week 5 travesty. Luckily we still have 10 weeks left on the season. Hopefully, everyone read my Friday update where I stated I was trying to get Cam Newton or Drew Brees in over Alex Smith. That was one of the biggest difference makers in my cash lineups. With 10 weeks left, let’s hope we can all finish strong.

Week 7 Plays


Tom Brady

Matt Ryan

Philip Rivers

Andy Dalton – Dalton projects to be one of the best QB values on the week, not to mention with one of the best matchups. The Browns rank 30th in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA and 31st in 4for4’s schedule-adjusted aFPA to opposing QBs. The Browns have allowed two or more passing TDs to every QB they have faced, including three passing TDs in each of the last four games. Dalton is an exceptional DFS play, especially on DraftKings for $6000.

Runnings Backs

LeSean McCoy

DeMarco Murray

Devonta Freeman

Giovani Bernard

James White – James White’s usage is one of the first things I noticed with the return of Tom Brady. Pre-Brady, White didn’t play more than 38 percent of the snaps in any game. With Brady back, White played 48 percent of the snaps in Week 5 and 61 percent in Week 6, while LeGarrette Blount’s snap percentage dipped to 39 percent in both weeks. White is a better play on DraftKings with the full PPR. 

Jacquizz Rodgers (if Doug Martin is out)

Wide Receivers

Julio Jones

A.J. Green

Mike Evans (see tweet)

Allen Robinson

DeSean Jackson

Golden Tate (better if Eric Ebron and Theo Riddick sit)

Tyrell Williams

Adam Humphries

Tight Ends

I am really lukewarm on TEs this week. At the time of writing this, I don’t have a strong opinion on one over the other. However, this is looking like a week to pay down at TE in order to get some exposure to the top-tier WRs and DeMarco Murray. I’ve always been comfortable punting TE given that it is the most volatile position.

Delanie Walker

Hunter Henry

Gary Barnidge

Cameron Brate

Jack Doyle

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