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Normally I like to feature someone who surprised or rose above the crowd when they normally don’t.  However, no one really did anything to dominate the ball anything like what Arian Foster did.  On 30 touches, Foster gave his fantasy owners nearly 170 total yards to go with his TD plunge.  I should know, I played against his owner with a 20 point lead.  It always hurts when you look and see someone with 100 yards at the half and a touchdown.  Overall, his first half would’ve been more than enough but he came back to front the load for Houston as they were without Ben Tate for the game.  Speaking of Tate, I really thought some of these yards/carries so far into the season would be partially going to him but now Foster is on pace for 422 carries and 32 catches.  That’s a lot of touches for one season.  Now I’m not trying to scare Foster owners as he’s already given you a few questionable/probable heart palpitations on Sundays already this season but realize this.  Larry Johnson was a stud with a capital ES TEE YOU DEE back in 2006 for the Kansas City Chiefs.  On 416 carries, LJ had a career year with 19 rushing touchdowns and 1789 rushing yards.  Wanna know what he did the rest of his career?  It truly was the beginning of the end as he never played 16 games in a season again with his last successful run being 12 games for 874 yards and 5 TDs.  And then he started choking women.  When Arian Foster is a super stud, he carries the ball over 30 times a game.  When he carries it 30 times a game, he starts shortening his career.  When he starts shortening his career, he starts strangling women in Vegas.  Don’t let your Foster strangle women in Vegas.  Sign up for more Ben Tate.  That was my best DirecTV commercial impersonation.  Well, at least I thought it was good.  In other fantasy football news for Monday night…oh, I need to mention.  This week is a week full ‘o’ meetings.  Now I know most of you are used to prompt and incorrect fantasy advice but this week will be a little different.  You’ll get late and incorrect fantasy advice for the most part.  Just know during my 15 minute breaks I’ll be chugging a Latte while telling you to drop Calvin Johnson for a Green Bay RB.  I keed.  Stick with me and I’ll get back to as soon as I can.  Now really back to the goods.

Mark Sanchez – I can imagine what was going through his head before the game.  All the media keeps saying they it’s Tebow Time in New York?  Well I’ll show them Tebow Time in New York!  Sanchez completed less than 50% of his passes while chucking two very bad INTs, one of them killing a drive at halftime that would’ve at least ended in 3 most likely.  Whether or not Tim Tebow would do any better is probably a pointless argument now.  We all know he’s coming.  At least that’s what Rex Ryan said when looking at pictures of his wife’s feet.  Wait what?

Andre Johnson – I put him 8th in my wide receiver rankings…I didn’t think it was because he’d suck.  One catch for 15 yards.  Yahoo has him at the bottom of the receiving stats for Houston on the night which is silly when you see names like James Casey and Kevin Walter above him.  Maybe Houston realizes they can literally run over their opponents this year and don’t need to throw.  Oh wait, I already said that too.  Hrm, so my top 10 prediction is looking both absurd and spot on all at the same time right now.  I has a confuse.

Jeremy Kerley – Led the Jets with 9 targets and 5 receptions for 94 yards.  Currently looking like the target of choice for Sanchez.  Of course, we all know it’s Tebow time so next week it’ll be Chaz Schilens.  Or maybe Stephen Hill.  Yeah, just avoid this like Kerley avoided Santonio Moe’s attempt at an eye poke at the press conference.  That was a Three Stooges reference and yes it was poorly constructed.  Don’t act like you knew it before I even mentioned it!  Kids these days.

Matt Schaub – Further confirmed to me that he’s a bench QB for fantasy purposes by not lighting the world on fire while not sharting the bed either.  If you wanted more from him, I bite my thumb at thee while he flicks another part of his ear at you.

Shonn Greene – Just for fun, I was looking at his ESPN player card and his splits for this season.  It said in wins, he averages 2.9 YPC but in losses only 2.6.  He averaged 3.3 today and the Jets still lost.  Splits are silly and so is Greene.  Silly bad not teenage girl silly.  Oh my gosh I like, LOVE, this new Taylor Swift fragrance!  Don’t ask me if any of that’s true, I don’t hang out with teenage girls to know enough about them.  It’s Grey on the baseball side with the windowless van mustache, not me.  Sorry, Greene makes me get sidetracked.  He should be a decent flex option but he’s just so damn bad.  Or boring.  Or both.  Yes both.

Owen Daniels – Showed his owners his ‘O’wen face with 4 receptions for 79 yards and a TD as he led the Texans in both categories.  Yes, this was against the team that lost Revis for the year folks.  Just a further sign that Houston is a ‘run first, see if Keshawn Martin’s open later’ type of team now.  Didn’t even bold his name because you don’t even need to know it and yet even he got the same amount of touches as Andre did in this game.  To put that in French, incroyable!

  1. sickmangarner says:
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    Would you trade Doug Martin for Forte in a 1 pt PPR?

    Forte’s injury is a concern and I think Martin is going to improve. But I like Forte’s track record as the established back vs. the possibility that the Bucs lose patience with a rookie.

    The other downside is if I lose Martin this week and replace with Forte on bye, I have to go with Rudolph at FLEX. (the reason this guy will trade is because he’s desperate for an RB on Forte’s bye week)

    Would you do it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ugh, Forte is still the one to own there. I’d grudgingly accept

  2. Keter Ping says:
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    What is your opinion on Jamaal Charles? Something about a guy who has 33, 17, 30 rushes in consecutive weeks coming off a shredded knee has me thinking twice about how great he has been. Do you think this is a sign of strength that he can carry through the whole season or reason to worry? He is averaging about 5 more carries per game and .2 more receptions than 2010 and this include week two where he injuried his knee and rushed only 6 times (take week two out and he is averaging 9 more carries per game).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s worried me since the draft and the carry volume has only heightened my concern. Problem is the QB position and his RB partners force the load onto his shoulders. For his owners, I hope that changes.

  3. HotRod says:
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    Do this deal(2 QB league)?

    I give: Freeman, Percy, DMC

    I get: Cam, Wallace, Tate

    My team now:

    Flacco
    Hasselback/Freeman
    Charles
    DMC/also have Forte on bye
    Julio
    Percy
    Hernandez
    D
    K

    My team after trade:

    Flacco
    Cam
    Charles
    Forte
    Julio
    Wallace
    Hernandez
    D
    K

    I think it could be a great move, as Cam has so much potential…My only drawback is it weakens my RB depth…

    Your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I am big in keeping RB depth. It’s a tempting offer but I’d hold

  4. Mike says:
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    cobb is on waivers..Roberts is on waivers
    please rank Cobb,Hixon,a Hawkins,A roberts
    standard league
    Thinking of picking up Cobb or Roberts..
    I have Hixon and Hawkins on my bench
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hawkins Cobb hixon Roberts

  5. Murph says:
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    Still low on Turner Sky? When’s he going to slow down!!! Joking I agree 100% and traded him away for Murray

    Start Sit question for week 6 (Non PPR)

    Short week Jared Cook vs a Polamaluless Steelers D
    or
    Vick dependent Brent Celek vs a well rested (but awful) Lions secondary

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m starting to get the feeling he reads this site for motivation!

      I’d lean Celek.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks for the advice and entertaining writing

        What are your concerns with Cook? I feel like he is receiving substantialy more targets than Celek and is really the Titans only rezone threat with CJnoK not performing and Britt dealing with injury.

  6. Mike says:
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    standard league
    would u trade Doug martin and Maclin for Demarco Murray?
    Trying to upgrade at RB
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you’re spending too much for DeMarco there.

  7. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky

    Need some advice here. I’m struggling big time in my league right now and due to the bye week, both of my normal starters are out.

    I was planning to use Cedric Benson & Ryan Williams to fill in….. well obviously that plan has gone to shiite real quick.

    This is a 0.5 ppr league.

    My predicament is that I currently own the #1 waiver wire spot & obviously need a RB, but do I waste it on an alex green or james starks, or william powell. Or just wait until the waiver wire period is over and pick up some scraps on the FA list and preserve my #1 waiver wire spot…. pretty much the only thing that is going right in this league.

    advice is greatly appreciated….

    I also have kendall hunter on the bench.

    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ouch. Yeah, I doubt Powell holds the starting position for long once Howling comes back so I wouldn’t spend it there. The fact you’re listing two RBs in the wake of Cedric tells us both you shouldn’t be spending a waiver on a GB RB. I’d hold and hope for scraps.

  8. Harkrider says:
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    My defense if PHI and they are killing me. Available in our league are StL, TB, DAL, and PIT. Which one is the best option?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are you thinking about streaming defenses at this point or actually selecting one for the season? None of those are better for an entire year, IMHO.

  9. mark danger says:
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    My RB stable
    Mccoy
    Matthews
    Spiller
    Leshoure
    Wilson giants

    Any chance I move spiller or leshoure for gronk? My te is olsen

    • Murph says:
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      @mark danger,

      Spiller and Leshore are of little value right now as compared to their early week breakouts. Unless the Gronk owner has all RBs on a bye I would look to waivers to fill Olsen’s spot or come up with a better trade proposal. (RB and WR combo)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Can’t tell you what the other owner would accept. I’d assume no but have no idea what the other owner’s needs are.

  10. elaw77 says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I had Foster and needed him to score 3tds. I knew it was too much to ask lol. Anyways…

    What do you think of this trade:

    My Torrey and Gronk for his Eli and Hernandez

    My current QBs are Cutler and Dalton.
    My WRs are Marshall, A.Brown, and Wayne…so Im good there.
    I have Rudolph as my backup TE.

    No brainer?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, well he was well on his way by the half!

      Given your QBs, I’d make that trade.

      • elaw77 says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks. Accepting now!

        I drafted Cutler in 4 leagues this year. So…yea…Im trying to do some damage control via trades.

  11. iMP says:
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    Welcome back Sky,
    I need a PPR pick up for a couple weeks how do you rank the group Wright/Avery/Rice/Manningham/Meachem? Does anyone stand out as much more than a coin flip above the rest?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Rice/Wright/Avery/Meachem/Manningham. I think Rice & Wright stand out the most; only issue with Wright is when/if Britt is 100% healthy. Others look too inconsistent to me.

      • iMP says:
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        @Sky,
        Thanks.
        Wright is very interesting in that he has been getting close to double digit targets even in the Britt games, but Britt only played 19, 37, and 28 snaps in his three games. I haven’t actually seen them play and don’t have access to Washington and Wright’s snap count. Is Wright going to the bench in 2 WR sets that include Britt or is Washington going to lose some of those snaps?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Really tough question. 100% honesty here, I don’t know how they’ll play it out. I’d assume Britt/Washington would take on WR1 & 2 roles but the big thing to remember is that team is terrible and will be throwing a lot this season. Even a WR3 there will have use.

  12. Eng says:
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    Sky, would love to know who you’d rather own right now. Colston or mike Wallace?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Next few weeks will make me look stupid if Graham/Moore injuries linger but I’d lean Wallace.

  13. Eng says:
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    Thanks man, I’m thinking the same thing.

  14. Murphy says:
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    Afternoon Sky

    Im trying to improve my WR/TE in a 12 team non ppr. What do you think of

    Larry Fitzgerald/Hartline/Donald Brown for Julio Jones/Dwayne Bowe

    I dont know Hartlines value so I dont know how high I should reach with him.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Both those guys are boom/bust plays on a weekly basis. Trade is fair depending on needs of the other team. Could be a decent trade for you

      • Murphy says:
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        Is it an upgrade for my WR corps or am I just going sideways?

        Thanks for answering.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s a WR upgrade overall.

  15. Kyle says:
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    Im in a 12 team 2 player keeper and I am 1-4 and hate looking at my trashy dirt-poor team. Every trade sent to me is leaving me absolutly bamboozled so a turn to you oh benevolent Sky.

    I want to cash in on my one Oprah-level player Jamaal Charles and a 4-1 team is asking. I am very weak at WR but need an RB coming back. What package do you think I can ask of him from the pool of following players

    RB: Mcgahee, Mendenhall, Leshoure
    WR: Julio Jones, S Johnson, T Smith

    Would my Charles be enough for Julio Jones and the chumpy Mendenhall? Or should I ask for more/less?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah try that first. Only trade I wouldn’t be ok with in that situation would be LeShoure

  16. Murphy says:
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    Last one of the day I promise.

    What about

    Aaron Rodgers/Hartline/Donald Brown
    for
    Matt Ryan/Julio Jones

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair. I’ve been a Ryan supporter all off season.

  17. dp says:
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    Drop Pitta for Heath, Cook or Gresham? Dude has tailed off his hot start considerably. If so who would you rather have ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Heath & him are similar in my book but I’d still take Pitta ROS.

  18. Mike says:
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    who would pick first in waiver priority..
    Cobb,Alex Green, or David Wilson?
    standard league
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Green/Cobb/Wilson.

  19. Prezii says:
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    Alright sky, im ready for my incorrect suggestions! Haha ;)

    We’ll start off with breess being on a bye im forced to start russell wilson (as i did last week with romo’s, which actually paid off somewhat well..) Do i run him out thre again versus NE, or go with weeden or cousins?

    Also, magahee @SD or leshoure @PHI? Flex, both non ppr..

    Thanks man! Hope you’re enjoyin yourself in ethiopia! Say hi to rudy for me!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, thanks! Starvin’ Marvin and I are getting along quite well.

      Have Wilson pretty high in my rankings this week so I’d lean his way. I’d go McGehee there.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Sky, hope you brought him a pork chop! Haha im rollin with magahhe in that league.. got britt on the bench with james jones goin.. stay or go with brittney?

        Other league i have murray @ sea and Ridley @ bal.. ughh… As my #1 and #2.. for my flex i got magahee, donald brown and leshoure to choose from. Who should i start there? Magahee still?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Oh man, you know the moment I suggest Jones he’s going to disappear but I have to pick him over Britt vs Pittsburgh.

          I have those 5 guys pretty clustered together this week as low end RB2/Flex options, actually. Between those three for flex, I’d go McGehee/Brown/LeShoure in terms of ranking them for the week. Dividing line between McGehee/Brown is pretty thin, though.

          • Prezii says:
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            @Sky, hey ur probably not lurkin around here anymore.. but if ya are… Could you rank these defenses?

            Buf @ ARI, Atl Vs OAK, Min @ WAS, Mia Vs StL.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I wasn’t lurking but I can hit you back today. ATL/MIN/MIA/BUF

  20. Foozball addict says:
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    Need to drop ryan williams…12 team league, someone dropped denarius moore…should i use my #1 waiver on him this week….he wud be starting in my flex for next 2 weeks….thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Doesn’t feel like a guy you need to spend a #1 waiver on but I’m stingy with my waiver priority. I’d hold in terms of using the waiver on him. Would rather wait.

  21. AndyM says:
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    What side do you like non ppr ROS?

    Donald Brown/Miles Austin

    Darren Sproles/Andre Johnson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sproles side

      • AndyM says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks that makes the decision easy. Any reason not to pick up Anquan Boldin off waivers if I need receive help?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No problem. Don’t mind Boldin as a WR3, especially in PPR leagues.

  22. Murph says:
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    If you had to choose one which Arizona RB would you save a bench spot for ROS?

    Powell
    Smith
    Howling

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Howling

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