Week 6 Dummy Brain Dump 

Thoughts headed into week 6:

Obviously Elijah McGuire is the rb add this week for the Jets. But they also snuck Travaris Cadet onto the roster.

Cadet is an adept pass catcher who logged 40 receptions with the Saints last season. There could be ppr value there.

The combination of negative game scripts, aging counterparts, injuries, and a free price tag all speak my language.

If you’re a Jerrick McKinnon owner, rejoice. His value is huge, & he’s a short term asset. Cook will be back in 2018, so here’s your window. 

There’s a chance he ends up somewhere else next season as a pass-catcher-plus, but I’m not gambling if I can get a premium now.

If you haven’t looked at Kyle’s Dummy CheatSheet… you should. His physical profile metric has been spot on.

Aaron Jones ranked as the second most physically gifted back in the 2017 class behind only Joe Mixon. The Cheatsheets are a great tool to mine gems.

Speaking of the CheatSheets, Kyle’s metric gave George Kittle the highest physical grade in the entire tight end class. Add Shanahan & bingo!


If you didn’t add Kittle before last week’s explosion, you should now. He’s getting snaps, running great routes, & gets the Redskins this week.

JuJu Smith-Schuster is another CheatSheets darling. His move to the outside (while Martavis sits in the doghouse) will be enlightening.


JSS does some of his best work finding the open hole in zone defenses and sitting down until he is targeted. This is a nice trait to have as a 20 year old.

I think this is a great time to poke around rosters of contending teams for underperforming players who have draft capital. (Includes players missing time to injury.)


I’m envisioning guys like Laquon Treadwell, John Ross, Josh Doctson, Malcolm Mitchell, Leonte Carroo, and that ilk. We get impatient quickly, and there are bargains to be had.

Don’t forget that a first year Breakout is the exception rather than the rule for WRs. 

Who knows, you could be stealing the next Agholor, Funchess, Paul Richardson, or Davante Adams... 


There are several NFL rosters that have been decimated by injury to receivers. You never know when a change of scenery creates opportunity.

I like Trey Burton as a deep stash lottery ticket TE. He’s a capable tight end sitting in a situation where he could be thrust into targets at any time. Plus he’s free.



Keep your eye on the Buffalo TE situation too. It looks like Nick O’Leary is the beneficiary at the moment…

McCaffrey has the potential and ability to be a beautiful combination of Wes Welker and Dion Lewis if used correctly. Not your father’s RB  

He’s never going to be a 16-20 carry guy, but by the grace of god there’s PPR, so it doesn’t matter. Catching the ball is valuable.

And finally, I’m buying Kamara, (who may actually be the discount CMC.) Yes, I know he’s price point is at a peak. It’s going to go higher. He’s dynamic in the receiving game, but…

… The real sign was the Peterson trade. The Saints trust Kamara enough to be the fill-in should anything happen to Ingram.

Even though the workload bump is minimal, the trade speaks volumes about Ingram and Kamara. Sometimes little things are big.


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