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Tired of clicking multiple links just to look up where one of our writers ranked Gerald Everett? Wondering who Gerald Everett is? Good, because I’m with you on both counts! With MB and Zach providing the Razzball readers with their own rankings (a contrarian consensus, as I like to say, to pretend I’m clever), we’re going to provide our 2017 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings for the first time ever, a place where you can find all of our weekly rankings in one spot! The players will be sorted by our average ranking, providing you a great way to see how the Razzball Staff feels (questions posted in our comment section will be answered by all ranking writers!), and it’ll also provide our specific rankings so you know how each of us feel about a player. So many feels, so little time. Follow us after the jump for your Official 2017 Razzball Staff Rankings for Week 5!

  1. JP Morgan says:
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    Well another really bad Thursday night game this seems to becoming the normal should have just played it in London to top it off. Can anyone remember when the last time you seen a good NFL game was ?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @JP Morgan: Super Bowl 51, in my opinion.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @JP Morgan: Monday night, lol.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Mb: HAHAHAHAHAHA

  2. Jason says:
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    Hi Jay,
    Would you start T. Cohen or J. McKissic?

    Thank you

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason: also, would you start Martavis Bryant or Sammy Watkins?

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jason: Both bad options, but I’d rather have Bryant.

      • MB

        Mb says:
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        @Jason: Cohen and Bryant

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jason: Cohen

  3. Potent Skittles says:
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    I’m currently 4-0 being led by Rodgers/Fournette/Gurley

    Would you trade Tyreek Hill (would be a 14th round keeper next year) for Dez Bryant?

    WR’s are Hill/Baldwin/Sanders

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Potent Skittles: I would hold onto Hill for now.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Potent Skittles: yes trade for Dez. Zach wtf? Lol

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Mb: Jeez, I meant Dez. My bad. Listen to my colleague!

  4. Mike says:
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    Hi Jay, someone in my league dropped garçon. Should I drop Corey Davis for him? Also I need to drop eifert to pick up a qb bc Wilson on week 6 bye. Do u think it’s ok to drop eifert? Others on bench are Elijah McGuire, j stew, kamara and Alex Collins. Thank u!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Mike: Yes, I would drop Davis for Garcon. I think you should drop Eifert for Wilson

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Mike: agreed

  5. Making it up says:
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    Hi jay,

    Why isn’t tehol doing rankings anymore?

    Thanks,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      You’ll have to ask him! I, for one, love his content.

      • @Jay: gotcha, thanks for answering. and that makes both of us! such a little scamp

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Making it up: he takes “vacations” quite often.

  6. fudgemybudge says:
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    Drop Collins or Smallwood for Gallman
    10tm standard
    Thx

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @fudgemybudge: Collins if you have to.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @fudgemybudge: I’d drop Smallwood, the one without talent.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Mb: oooooo burn

  7. William Hung says:
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    Please pray for my 14 team league lineup for this week:

    QB – Philip Rivers
    WR – Amari Cooper, Martavis Bryant, DeVante Parker
    RB – Rawls, Gallman
    TE – Clay
    FLEX – Seferian-Jenkins
    K – Gano
    DEF – SF

    Bench –
    RB – Wendell Smallwood, Ty Montgomery
    BYE – Kamara, Freeman, Crowder

    I hope Ty Mont plays so I can bench Gallman since McAdoo appears to want Darkwa to be a thing. Rawls makes me nervous too but he should be fine… I think. Going double TE is risky but the matchups are good and should provide some good value this week

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @William Hung: Best of luck Bill! I do like your TE’s and QB however

      • William Hung says:
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        @Mb: If I can steal a win this week, the ROS outlook for my team is pretty rock solid since I can roll Freeman, Ty Mont (given improved health), and Kamara

  8. RICE says:
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    If Devonte Adams doesn’t clear protocol, I’m going to have to pick up a WR for the week. If I have to make a move, should I drop: Terrance West or Marlon Mack?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @RICE: Mack

      • William Hung says:
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        @Zach: Do you foresee Mack getting enough run to put up some points? I’m thinking of dropping Smallwood for him

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @William Hung: I think Adams should play, but I would rather give up Mack for the time being because he’ll only be productive really when Gore is out of the picture.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @RICE: Mack, but I’m assuming he plays

  9. ctrengove says:
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    Transparency: I’m way better at fantasy baseball than football, so your advice is appreciated.

    Was proposed a trade of their Alshon Jeffery for my Tevin Coleman. They’re 0-4 and I’m 1-3.

    My RBs: Ajayi, Hyde, Cohen, Doug Martin, Coleman
    My WRs: Julio Jones, DeSean Jackson, Randall Cobb, Maclin, Tyrell Williams

    I think I know what to do, but would you accept the trade offer?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @ctrengove: Thank you man! Yes I would accept the trade

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @ctrengove: yes, I would accept. Going to be a rough go this week, but going forward it’s the right move.

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Mb:

        Thanks all. So the last thing I’ll add is that this is a 2-player keeper league, and we can keep the player for the cost of acquiring them the year prior.

        In this case, he paid $40 something (out of $200 draft budget) for Jeffery. I certainly won’t feel obligated to keep him.

        However, I drafted Coleman for only $9. What are our thoughts on him being a starting RB somewhere else next season? $9 is good draft value for a good RB1…

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @ctrengove: it’s definitely possible, I imagine we’ll know by the time next season rolls around

  10. William Hung says:
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    Fletcher Cox is out – do you downgrade Eagles D at all? I was thinking of swapping out Niners D for Eagles D if I can tomorrow when Eagles become FA

    I’m also thinking of swapping out SF for DET

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @William Hung: I like Det and NYJ this week

      • William Hung says:
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        @Mb: Yeah someone snagged NYJ as a waiver on Wednesday

  11. Gregarious says:
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    0.5 PPR league, which side do you guys like: latavius murray and tarik cohen for amari cooper

    I currently own the RBs (along with melvin gordon, cjanderson, and dmartin)…can’t use them all and could use some depth at WR (michael thomas, fitz, and davante adams)

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Gregarious: I’d pull the trigger on Cooper

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Mb: Yeah get Cooper

  12. Brent

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    for rest of season, can you put in order of preference (trying to land lottery ticket replacements for DJ and Cook….got outbid for Kamara and Collins..ugg):

    Elijah McGuire
    Andre Ellington
    Jerick McKinnon
    Alfred Morris
    Marlon Mack
    Matt Breida
    Kenyan Drake

    thanks

    TFD

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Or any other RB that is widely available that I’m not thinking of…..Clement? Darkwa? Jamal Williams is available too….it’s depressing I know..but I’m 2-2 and not out of it yet…

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Drake, McGuire, Mckinnon, Mack, Breida, Ellington, Morris

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Mb: Cool. I have McGuire, Mack and Breida already (along with Gore). I am holding Alfred Morris hoping for a Zeke suspension…but if I don’t hear by Saturday night then I will waive Morris for either McKinnon or Drake – You’d pick Drake? or is McKinnon better short term? Or should I hold Morris for if Zeke goes down? thanks for the help, you can see my dilemma.

        TFD

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Mb: And thoughts on Austin Ekeler?

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Mb: I would agree with MB here

  13. Dimah says:
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    Hi guys,

    Please some RB decision for week 5 and as always thank you in advance for the advice!

    dimah

    12 team standard for both

    Team1:
    QB: Rivers

    WR1: Tate
    WR2: Fitz

    RB1: ?
    RB2: James White (6.00)

    TE: Walker

    Flex (W/R/T): Garcon

    Bench: Buck, Crowell, Aaron Jones, Foreman, Brieda, Proyor(Bye), Kamara(Bye)

    Team2:
    QB: Wentz

    WR1: Jordy
    WR2: R. Matthews

    RB1: D. Murray
    RB2: ?

    TE: Walker

    Flex (W/R/T): Shepard

    Bench: Buck, McGuire, Aaron Jones, Ekeler, Tevin Coleman(Bye), Thompson(Bye), Proyor(Bye)

  14. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Jay! what up…i know you have him higher in your rankings…but in PPR, i am feeling Funchess this week in a homecoming games against Lions. Crazy to start Funchess over Theilen this week?

    And you starting Rudolph or Witten this week in PPR? thanks bud

    • Zach

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      @JohnnyBeGood: I’d start Ruolph and Theilen

  15. Jake says:
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    Would you play Abdulla over Fitz in a .5 ppr in your flex ?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Jake: yes

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jake: Yup!

  16. Oscar the grouch says:
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    Hey man! .5 PPR league

    I plan on dropping Smallwood especially with the news he’s out this week, I wasn’t planning on starting him anyways; who would you add over Smallwood?
    Available RBs: Foreman, Elijah McGuire, Rawls, Adrian Peterson, Corey clement, CJ prosise, Mckissic, perine, Booker (stash?), Austin ekeler, breida, Marlon Mack

    Next with all of my WR depth would you advise to trade one or 2 either in a 1 for 1 deal or a 2 for 1 deal for a RB for depth? My WRs Keenan Allen, Doug Baldwin, tyreek hill, chris hogan, Davante Parker, will fuller, Tyler Lockett.

    My RBs Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Smallwood, Aaron jones, McKinnon, chark west & DJ on IR spot

    Some RB names I’m intrigued by to maybe facilitate a trade & who would you part w/? Joe mixon, kamara , Bilal Powell, chris Thompson, and frank gore.

    — I mentioned old man gore because that owner has Reed who has a bye & injury issues too but regardless he doesn’t have a TE this week; deal my TE sefarian Jenkins + will fuller (or Lockett) for gore?

    — would you look to deal my fuller to acquire kamara? Too low of an offer or would you rather have fuller ROS?

    *if I do the deal where I deal sefarian Jenkins who would you stream; zach Miller? Maybe QB change may help him? Ryan Griffin?

    — if Montgomery & Williams play then looks like I’ll drop jones, i could add another RB from list above or these WRs I’m eyeing too: snead, Corey Davis, sanu, John brown for depth.

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Zach

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      @Oscar the grouch: I think I would get McGuire now while Forte is still out. I would part with Gore, but I like these other guys. I wouldn’t try to trade for Gore. I would however get Kamara whichever way you can. I would hold onto ASJ for this week. I would pick up Snead.

  17. fudgemybudge says:
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    12t half ppr
    Give Diggs & D Martin for ODB?

    starting 1 RB, 2 WR & 2 Flex
    squad includes:
    rb: martin, mccaffrey, l murray, mixon, kamara, thompson, rawls
    wr: diggs, g tate, e sanders
    lost: arob, olsen

    thx

    • fudgemybudge says:
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      [email protected]fudgemybudge: I was thinking counter w/ Sanders & Martin or Diggs and any one of those other rb’s…

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @fudgemybudge: I think you’re giving too much up for Odell.

  18. eggman says:
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    I have to drop one of these RB to pick up a kicker for the week. Who would you drop? Gallman, Cohen, Collins, Rawls, A Jones? This what happens when you draft WR WR TE if you’re wondering.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @eggman: Hahahahahaha and Rawls.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @eggman: Collins

  19. JB2 says:
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    Can I panic-trade Amari now? I’m trying to package him and Jonathan Stew in a PPR for Diggs or Ty Hill. Should I look for more?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @JB2: No, I think you can trade away Cooper. And Diggs is a perfect target.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @JB2: Don’t trade Cooper just yet. You’re not getting DIGGS for him

  20. In a pickle says:
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    Thanks for the good reads. Stacked at WR, trying for a RB but hard to trade since everyone is hurt. Fitz for Smallwood/Henry or Fitz for Lynch. Either move the dial for ya in 0.5ppr?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @In a pickle: Thanks! I wouldn’t trade for Lynch

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @In a pickle: I agree with Zach

  21. the imp says:
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    I think my league has gone crazy. 12 team ppr and both Carr and Cousins have been dropped. I have Wentz and Luck.

    Drop Luck, Fuller (my bench WR4 behind Garcon, Hilton and Jeffrey), Buck (RB3/4) or Murray (RB3/4 behind Powell and Shady) to put in a waiver claim for Cousins?

    Thanks

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: And if I can’t get Cousins, is Carr an upgrade stash on Luck?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @the imp: Yeah I would drop Luck for Cousins

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @the imp: Zach’s right

  22. Ron Weasley says:
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    I’m in a 12 team dynasty league. I have Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham on byes next week.

    1) Do you think I should drop pick up a QB and/or TE this week ahead of the waiver wire? I’ll need to drop 2 players or attempt a trade before next week.
    2) Buck Allen was dropped. Should I put in a claim for him to start him over Gallman? I was thinking that I would drop Lacy.

    QB – wilson
    RB – Gurley
    RB – W. Gallman or Theo Riddick or Lacy
    WR – Evans
    WR – AJ Green
    TE – Jimmy Graham
    Bench – Lacy, Riddick, Kamara, E. Sanders, Landry, Devonta Freeman

    QBs – Bradford VS GB, Goff @ JAC
    TEs – Hunter Henry @ OAK

    Thanks!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Ron Weasley: no I like Gallman this week. I’d pick up Goff and Henry, yes.

      • Ron Weasley says:
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        @Mb:

        Who would you drop Riddick and Lacy?

  23. Mel says:
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    Hey Jay,

    I need some starting lineup advise for Week 5. Mariota, Newton, or Wentz at quarterback? Crowell, Jamaal Williams, Lacy, Rawls, or Gallman for a flex? Thanks in advance!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Mel: Wentz and Gallman for me!

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Mb: I agree with MB

  24. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    12 team half PPR. 41 moves left on year (50 to start)
    QB (1) winston
    RB (2) hunt/melgor/white/gore/mack/blount
    WR (2) hill/cooks/hilton/higgins/goolladay
    TE (1) rudolph
    1 flex
    IR (1 spot) m.williams (so weekly unless i set my waivers early i can’t add anybody till he’s ruled out later in week
    K gano (don’t much stream here with the moves limits, might later)
    DEF ARI

    1. seems higgins/goolladay droppable.
    go with which two of these:
    a …
    possible backup QB: mariota, carr, palmer, bradford
    possible WR: m.lee/woods/richardson/john brown/j.matthews
    possible TE backup: eifert, watson, olsen, craft (till eifert is back)
    RB depth: riddick, c.west, breida, ivory

    2. hold ARI D or grab DET (who’s played better thus far)

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          @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron:

          here’s updated list, dropping higgins/goolladay as WR’s 4 and 5. need to start only 2 with 1 flex.

          possible backup QB: mariota, carr, palmer, bradford
          possible WR: m.lee/woods/richardson/john brown/j.matthews/z.jones
          possible TE backup: eifert, watson, ASJ, olsen, craft (till eifert is back)
          RB depth: riddick, c.west, breida, ivory

          2. and the ARI vs DET ROS DEF question.

  25. the imp says:
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    Who do you guys like for a WR4 (bench, 3WR start no flex) on the bench of an 0-4 team with Hilton/Jeffrey/Garcon

    Fuller
    Crowder

    I picked up Fuller in a shallowish 12 man PPR, after losing faith in Crowder’s upside. Crowder is still unowned and is generally ranked much higher ROS (Jay has him 40 slots higher than Fuller), so I’m rethinking the drop.

    I could also pass on both for an RB5 flier like Lacy, Rawls, McKisic, Collins or McGuire.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @the imp: I’d grab Fuller and see!

  26. steve says:
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    Just received a trade proposal that I like. What do you think?

    Receive: D. Adams
    Trade away: D. Walker and L. Murray

    This leaves me with Engram. Eifert is a fa but he is still out injured and he makes me nervous. Make the trade and go with Engram and Eifert? Thx

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @steve: hell yeah, I’d do it

  27. Andy says:
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    I need to pick up a TE and drop one of the following: Rawls, Smallwood, Gallman, Funchess?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Andy: Smallwood especially because he might not play

      • MB

        Mb says:
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        @Zach: agreed

  28. fizz says:
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    start gallman or abdullah?

    who do you think will be the top reciever on the bears with trubisky starting now?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @fizz: Abdullah, and I’m not really sure. Cohen? It’s a crapfest

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @fizz: Abdullah. And Kendall Wright for the Bears almost for certain at this point

  29. In a pickle says:
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    Have too many WRs in 1/2ppr league, interested in your take on:
    Fitz for Smallwood&Henry
    Parker for Kamara

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @In a pickle: I’d do the Fitz deal but not the Parker one

  30. Noam says:
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    The rankings are always appreciated! Thank you!

    PPR: pick 2 from Mixon, Howard, Thielen, Abdullah

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Noam: Howard and Abdullah

  31. Jon says:
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    Would you drop McKinnon in the Flex spot for Serfian-Jenkins or McKissic in a PPR league?

    Also, would you drop Paul Richardson for JuJu Smith-Schuster? Also PPR league.

    Thanks

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Jon: I’d play ASJ this week. Nahhhhh prolly not yet

  32. Funk says:
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    Like the new format for consensus rankings makes the comments more lively! Now down to the nitty gritty…
    Pick 3 to start this week out of these 4. 1 point ppr
    Larry Fitz
    Demarco Murray
    Abdullah
    Rishard Matthews

    • mets3145 says:
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      @Funk: I’d imagine that order you have is correct

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @mets3145: agree here. could argue abdullah over murray (but i’m not making that argument)

  33. Funk says:
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    Trying to decide between Rudolph and ASJ and you made it harder! Pick one for me. Thanks! 1 point ppr

    • Funk says:
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      @Funk: meant to put this under tool time! He highlighted both players

      • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Funk: yeah that’s gross as MIN plays late. i’d just go ASJ till you actually SEE bradford play a whole game first.

  34. mets3145 says:
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    Is Zay Jones a viable play in 14 team .5 PPR leagues? I’m thinking of dropping Wendell Smallwood for him and playing him in place of Martavis Bryant.

    Other WRs I am thinking of picking up in favor of Smallwood and starting over Martavis – Mike Wallace, Rashard Higgins, Deonte Thompson, Trent Taylor

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @mets3145: is smallwood your weakest drop though (decent problem to have in a 14 teamer)

      • mets3145 says:
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        @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: My full roster is (ideal starters):

        QB – Philip Rivers
        WR – Cooper, Martavis, DeVante
        RB – Freeman, Ty Mont
        TE – Clay
        FLEX – Crowder
        K – Gano
        DEF – DET

        Bench –
        RB – Kamara, Smallwood, Gallman, Rawls
        TE – Seferian-Jenkins

        As you can see with this week, I’m in a bit of a bind due to Kamara, Freeman, and Crowder having BYEs

  35. Jack says:
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    Would you drop McKinnon for Seferiam-Jenkins or McKissic at the flex in a ppr league? Thanks

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @Jack: i wouldn’t drop mckinnon right now, from how he’s looked vs lat murray he may/should possibly be starting over him (albeit it seems only one razzaballian agrees this week with that statement). if you HAVE to start one of these players maybe i would for mckissic THIS WEEK though. i wouldn’t drop mckinnon for ASJ IF ASJ is a backup TE for you though.

  36. Al says:
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    Need help picking a flex
    WR – Hopkins, Djax
    RB – Ajayi, Howard
    TE – Walker
    Flex – Melvin Gordon, Martavis Bryant

    Bench- Duke Johnson, Rishard Matthews, Alex Collins and Will Fuller.

    Who do I flex over Martavis?

    Last question offered a trade for Amari Cooper for Martavis and Duke, do I pull the plug?

    • Al says:
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      @Al:

      No I lied the trade was fuller and duke Johnson for Amari cooper

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