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Joe 2 Pro: Week 7 Recap and Week 8 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 $18,270.1 I do this as a way to show how your bankroll can go through some peaks and valleys 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 7 Recap


It took me two weeks, but I finally recovered from my Week 5 disaster and had my biggest week of the season. Notice, I didn’t play any more money to try and chase my losses. I stick to a strict bankroll plan. I’m typically playing around 15-t0-16 percent of my bankroll each week. Let’s try and continue this momentum!

Week 8 Plays


  • Matt Ryan
  • Andrew Luck
  • Russell Wilson
  • Drew Brees (DK)

Jameis Winston – It’s an odd week of NFL DFS with only 10 games on the main slate. Winston is in a good spot at home, against a Raiders defense that ranks 21st in schedule-adjusted average fantasy points allowed (aFPA) and 26th in pass DVOA. At his tag on both sites, we’re looking for around 15-17 fantasy points to hit value. The Bucs have an implied team total of 25 points and the Raiders are allowing an average of 22 FPPG to opposing QBs. To save money at the QB position, Winston is the guy I am locking in.

Running Backs

  • David Johnson
  • Devonta Freeman
  • Spencer Ware
  • Jacquizz Rodgers
  • Frank Gore

Devontae Booker – Playing Booker is simple. C.J. Anderson is ruled out, Booker is incredibly cheap on both sites, and he’s a home favorite behind an elite defense. Booker is a crockpot play this week. You simply throw him into your lineup and just let him sit there. No need to overthink it.

Wide Receivers

  • Julio Jones
  • Mike Evans
  • T.Y. Hilton
  • Brandon Marshall
  • Doug Baldwin
  • Golden Tate
  • Anquan Boldin

Ty Montgomery – (DK listed as WR) – Montgomery is an intriguing play because FD moved him to RB, but he is still listed as WR on DK. With 25 targets, 20 receptions,  12 carries and 14 red zone opportunities in the last two weeks, Montgomery’s usage is off the charts.

Tight Ends

  • Jimmy Graham
  • Travis Kelce
  • Gary Barnidge
  • C.J. Fiedorowicz

Jack Doyle – I rostered Doyle last week, and I may be headed back to the well once again. Doyle played 93 percent of the snaps and was the second-most targeted option behind T.Y. Hilton. Doyle was the only non-RB on the Colts to see a red zone target, ultimately receiving five. His price increased $1000 on DK and $200 on FD, but as of now, I am fine targeting him once again.

  1. I don’t do this as a way to brag, plenty of other people are playing with much more than I am.  (back)
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