NFL Reid Option: Week 11

Each week, Sammy Reid will break down each position in detail, pinpointing his favorite plays at various salary ranges. Who should we be focusing our core on this week? Read below to find out!

Week 11

If you read the plays in last week’s Reid Option or listened to this week’s Sunday Recap Pod you know that your boy Sammy had a monster week … but in the end I still felt like a loser. Why? Because I did something in last week’s column that I never do – I wrote up a player I didn’t believe in: Adam Humphries.

It’s a slippery slope, writing this column. I turn it in on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, and a lot can change between then and Sunday. New injury information comes out, players’ status changes, opinions change. It’s not often my lineups are the same on Sunday as they are on Wednesday – nobody’s are – that’s just the reality of DFS.

Something I pride myself on is that all the players I write up are born from my own research; I don’t read a single column or listen to a single DFS podcast until I’ve finished this column. I basically do everything I can to limit outside influences so that everything in The Reid Option is organic. Obviously I’ll end up writing up some plays that everybody else is on, and other times I’ll write up guys who I think are great plays that end up being contrarian.

The point is, I care about doing this column right. I don’t consider myself a tout, even though I imagine I’m viewed that way. Sure, I write a column for RotoGrinders and do some podcasts/XM Radio spots. But I’m not out there trying to build a brand, sell coaching services, get people to sign up for my new site, etc. Really, I’m just a dude who likes BSing about sports and has had success at online gaming. I enjoy writing, and I genuinely care about this column helping people win money at DFS.

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About the Author

  • Sammy Reid (SammyReid)

  • Sammy is a former online poker professional and Hearts champion who has been playing competitive fantasy sports for more than 15 years. A student of both sports and game theory, Sammy has been grinding DFS cash games since 2013. You can find more of his work in the 2017 edition of Joe Pisapia’s Fantasy Black Book, at,, and the Baseballholics Anonymous podcast.


  • greenway53

    Just because of your song choice for Leonard… I am now, not fading him and giving him some exposure…

    Dreaming of Len Fournettecatioooooonnnnnnn!!!

  • jarredsc7

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    Awesome article, as usual.

    May I ask where you find the statistics on team defense by type of route run and WR by route run, as done on your Cooks analysis? I’ve been looking for something like that for my own research but haven’t found anything. I don’t see anything in PFF Signature Stats of FO that has anything similar.


  • boomanfoo

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers reference was straight fire.

  • boogereatingmoron

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    • 2017 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    • 2017 DraftKings NFL KOTB Finalist

    Ahhhh yes… Saturday nights at Spearmint Rhino,,,,Followed by a Monday visit to Dr. Checkmyjunk

    Well done as usual Sammy!

  • rktman16

    Great Article

  • tommykramer9

    Thanks from the bottom of my Chili Peppers heart…

  • dtaylor39

    great article and bitcoin is where its at…

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