The Reid Option: Week 6

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 6

Aside from the political zealotry and the news that the degradation of our planet is happening more rapidly than we even thought, it’s been a pretty great week on Twitter.

Josh Hermsmeyer said that defenses don’t matter when projecting offensive players, and was summarily handed Ls from Derek Carty and Adam Levitan while drawing the troll ire of DraftCheat and a calvalcade of others. (For more on this subject, check out this week’s Aggression to the Mean show with Hermsmeyer, Carty, and Josh ADHD). I chimed in with a little thread of my own. All bets were off when headChopper lampooned him in this epic Hitler vid.

Speaking of ADHD, he took a good deal of heat this week for his cash lineup, which we discussed on this week’s Gillcast. And let me back Josh up here for a second: He’s a brilliant data analyst and his work has been an invaluable resource for fantasy players everywhere in a number of different fantasy arenas. He’s not a professional DFS player, nor does he profess to be. He’s learning – just like the rest of us – and he’s willing to put himself out there in a transparent manner … which is more than I can say for a lot of people in the industry. The haters can piss off.

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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.


  • thejulionation

    Great read as always. Keep it up.

  • eaguin

    You are definitely an entertaining wordsmith … not to mention a sharp DFS mind. I look forward to your column every week!

  • sochoice

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    • 2017 FanDuel WFFC Champion

    Excellent writeup. Let’s just hope Julio dresses (and plays) better than the people in the Ssssssudio video.

  • docholiday1846

    very fun writing style. $5.50 here I come. so true, so great

  • SammyReid

    Thanks for the good words yall – GL this weekend!

  • boogereatingmoron

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    • 2017 DraftKings NFL KOTB Finalist

    Will that $5.50 get me a Beef and Cheddar??

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