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We’re at that point in the football season where teams are finally coming to grips with which aspects of their offensive and defensive systems are working, and which parts aren’t. What sometimes starts as clunker develops into a well-oiled machine around this time of year. This is the benefit of trial and error.
If you took advantage of the the exclusive opportunity that Draftstreet offered last week, you’re already an efficient expert when it comes to weekly NFL fantasy competitions. Sadly, all of the oil in the world wouldn’t have allowed us to become efficient enough to crack the top ten, at least not with the Detroit Lions as our defense and special teams. We ended up finishing 312th out of 1,619 competitors.
Not bad, but our 142.42 points paled in comparison to the winner’s score of 205.66. While we found great value from the dual rushing and receiving threat that Pierre Thomas offers, we overpaid for the same from Reggie Bush. Not helping matters was our gamble on Danny Amendola not paying off. It was a valiant effort, but not quite enough.
Hopefully, you fared better, but if not, don’t fret. Draftstreet is once again extending an exclusive offer to theScore readers that will allow you entry into a $1,000 contest by selecting a fantasy team for Week 6 of the NFL schedule. Your entry in the contest – if you use this link – is absolutely free.
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Here’s how our team is shaping up for Week 6:
This week, we went with the Eagles on defense and special teams because as bad as they’ve been, Tampa Bay’s offense has been worse. Once again, we’re hoping for some value from Pierre Thomas who as a true flex player has actually accumulated more yards receiving than rushing so far this season. We finally caved and took the very expensive Peyton Manning because that matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars is just too appealing.
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