By Des Boodam


WE haven’t played GPPs every week, simply because my recommendation is that you use your cash game winnings to fund GPPs…  my stance on that hasn’t changed and we’ve had a great season with our cash game line ups going 12-4 with only one really bad loss.    Now it’s time to reward ourselves with a heavier than normal GPP presence… so who’s with me?????  I’ve got some super sneaky plays that I hope no one else is thinking about.  I also hope these players will go off and send me sky rocketing up the rankings.  Every week a handful of players sneak up on the fantasy world like a ninja and it’s up to us to identify who these ninjas are before anyone else does.  Here’s who I’m looking at, at each position.




Jared Goff $7800 vs ARIZONA – Goff is a sneaky good pick right now, because he is in the middle of the pack price wise, and everyone thinks the Rams are going to run the ball 30 times.  I beg to differ… as Goff has a lot of kinks to work out, and I believe the Rams are going to use this game to figure this out.


Derek Carr $6800 @ Kansas City – The Raiders are going to give the Chiefs everything they have this week.  The Chiefs should win easily, but Carr is in it for the long haul.  I wish this game could be more competitive, but the Raiders stink and the Chiefs have to win.


Eli Manning $6500 vs Dallas – In what could be Manning’s last start as  Giant or maybe ever he should get a nice matchup in this one.  He’s also close to 4K yards for the season, so the Giants will likely let him go for that.




Gus Edwards $6500 vs Cleveland – I like a nice conservative game plan here for the Ravens who need to win to stay in.  Look for a lot of Gus Edwards including multiple goal line carries.

Keith Ford $5300 vs Miami – The Dolphins are one of the three worst teams in the NFL against the run – I believe the Bills are going to unleash Ford in a game where the visiting team wants no part of.  He should be low owned, and get a bunch of volume… I love that combo.

Jacquizz Rodgers $5100 vs Atlanta – Quizz show was the RB du jour in week 16 and I expect much of the same this week.  The Falcons defense is improved but they are still not great.  Take the discount on the volume here.




Jake Kumerow $5100 vs Detroit – a banged up Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers on a Mission —

Randall Cobb $5000 vs Detroit – a banged up Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers on a mission – one of these GB WRs will go off.

Tra’quan Smith $4600 vs Carolina – Teddy Bridgewater to Smith all game long – do you have a better scenario for $4600?




Austin Hooper $5200 at Tamapa Bay – He’s always a boom or bust threat – I’m going boom this week against a terrible secondary.

Nick Vannett $4800 vs ARIZONA – The Seahawks will be balling all game long Vannett is a major red zone target – dirt cheap TE right here folks.





Philadelphia Eagles $4000 at Washington – The Eagles will shut down the Redskins in this one – make sure you play them at all costs –

New York Giants $3300 vs Dallas – This is a super sneaky NINJA pick – it’s been a crappy season for the Giants – and this one game against an arch rival that is resting their starters could redeem everything.  Maybe not everything, but it will feel good for this unit to put a hurtin’ on their division rivals.
Good luck Gamers