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Ostentatious.  Adjective.  Definition: Characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.  Welp, it sure worked.  We saw it all, Tavon Austin, and we’re all impressed.  The 98 yard punt return?  Flashy.  The 81 yard TD catch and run?  Swank.  The 57 yard bomb?  Razzle-Dazzle.  Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m using synonyms here for that ‘o’ word you can’t pronounce.  It’s ok, it’s the internet, you only need to know context, you don’t have to know how to actually say them.  Well here’s where I’m supposed to say ‘Tavon has arrived’ or ‘look for Austin to test his city limits’ because we pun like that around here.  But I’m not gonna.  Not even close.  NOPE.  Sure, it was an impressive day but here’s what doesn’t impress me: the number 2.  No, I’m not talking about the polite way to say you’re taking a crap.  I’m talking about his receptions in the game.  Sure, he had 138 yards receiving but c’mon this game screams fluky.  Further problems with the ‘pick up Tavon’ mantra or ‘Tavontra’ if you will?  The number 7.  That’s the number of drops he has on the year heading into the weekend.  That’s tied for the league lead and of the 4 others he’s up against in that category, he has the smallest amount of targets.  Third?  Kellen Clemens is still throwing to him.  That’s, to say the least, not a positive.  Look, I’m not saying this kid can’t be good some day but that day isn’t today.  In deep leagues, I can see getting interested but if I own any shares I’m looking to move on from Tavon.  In other 2013 Fantasy football news from Sunday of week 10…

Riley Cooper – Another week, another chance at maximum damage on minimal targets for Cooper.  Only 5 the entire day but finished with 2 TDs and a 3/102 line.  To be fair, Foles only threw it 18 times so he was 28% of Nick’s throws on the day.  Statistics, y’all!  Cooper is as real as other teams let him be.  I’m telling you he’s a weird by-product of Foles’ love and not being the main target in the offense.  But I’m enjoying it on three teams nonetheless.

Marshawn Lynch – Finally.  Skittles got to nom nom in the end zone and carried the ball 24 times for 145 yards and even chipped in 3/16 through the air.  Buyshawn Lynch indeed.

David Wilson – I’m sure those who had Wilson as a keeper are asking yourself ‘how could it get possibly any worse?’.  Welp…Wilson’s career is now in jeopardy as the doctors have advised him not to play any more.  The news is he plans to play in 2014 but as the voice of our Podcast and lover of all things DW, @NickCapozzi would say: WILLLLLLLSOOOOONNNNNNNN!  That’s an actual pic of Nick.  He’s been a bit lost since David went down this year.

Brandon Marshall – It ain’t no thang.  Just B-Marsh going 7/139/2 on 12 targets.  His teammate Alshon left out?  Nah, 9/114 on 18 targets.  Think this could be the start of a beautiful 1-2 punch friendship and Bears QBs get to revel in its crapulence.

Russell Wilson – Full team effort for the first time in forever and RW3 looked like his usual, playing under control self: 19/26 for 287 and 2 TDs with 20 yards on the ground for throw in.  Make no mistake, it’s never been an issue with Russell – admitted ‘hawks fan, how could I not like him? – but with the offensive game plan.  Seattle coordinators, you have satiated my thirst for one week.  I look forward to your explanation next week when Lynch gets 10 carries only again.

Nick Foles – The fine Philly keeps ranking up the fantasy points and this time on limited chances: 12/18 for 228 yards and 3 passing touchdowns.  Oh and you need Vick in there because he can run and non-running QBs can’t do the read option you say?  Foles second in rushing among QBs heading into SNF with 38 with 2 or 3 kneel downs to take away from it.  Mmm-hmmm…oh and yes it was a lucky day for Foles.  Probably should’ve had a few passes intercepted but again I point you to 18 attempts and the carnage done.  Hope you grabbed him last week.

Maurice Jones-Drew – Not a sexy line with 21/41 on the ground but he found the end zone and finished with 74 total yards.  It wasn’t great looking but it got the job done.  How fitting for a guy nicknamed the Oompa Loompa.

Ryan Fitzpatrick – Jake Locker just can’t stay healthy and that keeps Fitz gainfully employed.  After the Titans stalling the entire day, Ryan lead an offensive revolution for them in the second half, finishing 22/33 for 264 and 2 TDs and with a rushing TD to put him in the top 10 QBs for scoring on the day.  Because why should life make sense?  Locker won’t play this Thursday.  If you need a QB, well Indy just gave up a ton of points to a team led by Kellen Clemens so there ya go.

Arian Foster – Woah, dia de los muertos came late this year.  Arian has a bulging disc in his back and will have surgery, effectively ending his season.  With Tate having rib bits in various spots of his body, Dennis Johnson is beyond an intriguing pickup for a team that won’t be making the playoffs any time soon and with Tate almost assured of testing the FA pool for next year.  Of course, you’re reading this on Monday and all your leaguemates like me grabbed him on Wednesday or Thursday last week so you just kinda hate me now.

Peyton Manning – Blah, blah, blah big stats, blah, blah, blah another Denver win…ok, enough with the blahs.  Manning got hurt this week.  It was his lower extremities that got hurt.  I’m not being flippant, that’s what he’s getting an MRI on for Monday.  Knee, ankle, inner thigh…yeah, lower extremity.  Worried a bit?  Yup.  Worried enough to rip my clothes off and run screaming down my office floor ‘my season is over’?  No more than any other Monday.

Andre Brown – I said I didn’t believe in the Brown story.  Then Hillis went back to being Hillis and Brown carried it 30 times for 115 yards and a touchdown.  And yes it does make my Brown eyes blue because I picked him up nowhere.  Level of interest is RB2 territory with major re-injury risk on the docket.  Probably a seller if I own him but I’d have to get that price in return.

Scott Tolzien – Looking forward to watching the rewind of this one.  After Wallace went down, Tolzien went for 280, 1 TD and 2 INT.  Not the greatest line but clearly can move the ball better than Seneca.  The fact the coaching staff in GB didn’t know that prior to the game makes my cheesehead hurt.

Terrelle Pryor – Well, his initials are TP…guess that was a sign.  I don’t even think he wiped up after that game.  He’s on the outside looking in for fantasy purposes for a few weeks until he can rekindle that passing magic he had prior to the bye.

Brandon Bostick – Went for 3/42/1.  Let’s hope this was the week GB found out everything that was going wrong without Rodgers out there and we see more of Donatello out there.  Get it?  TMNT?  Bo stick?  Whatever, you’re looking for TE upside, Brandon’s got it.

AJ Green – Lucky TD on a Fail Mary turned into bail-out Mary for the Red Rocket, but Green had a decent day even without it.  Finished 8/151/1 and Green with envy that Andre Johnson has Keenum throwing to him.  I’m only half-joking.

Jermaine Kearse – Now if Seattle is smart, they start figuring out ways to get this man more involved.  I’m throwing that out there as a hint…you want me to explain the hint?  Well then it’s no longer a hint!  Great body control and adjustment to the ball on his 3/75/1 day.  The ‘hawks are never gonna be a high volume passing team so it’s probably a pipe dream but Jermaine deserves a bit more attention.  Consider him when the ‘hawks are in a shootout…ok, NM, that’s probably not happening this year.

Andre Roberts – On a day where Fitz was on a milk carton and Michael Floyd went down early with an injury, it’s no surprise that Andre goes 5/72/1 on 8 targets.  It’s good to be the King even when all you’re ruling is a vast, arid desert.

Trent Richardson – Now I’m not making excuses for him because I’m not Jim Irsay.  But here’s what I can say: -0.5 against 0.4 and 12.8 vs 11.  That’s the yards per carry and per catch of Donald Brown vs T-Rich.  Notice a huge difference?  I’m not even gonna tell you who’s who there.  All you need to know is that the problem exists outside of T-Rich.  Oh and the Colts lost 8-38 which kinda proves my point.  I’m not impressed with Indy nor their play calling nor their use of their players.  Pepto-Dismal.

Le’Veon Bell – 22 for 57 yards and a TD to go with 39 through the air on 3 catches.  Still not in love with him but he’s an RB2 week in and week out until he breaks and Dwyer takes over and breaks everyone’s heart.

Giovani Bernard – Another week, another RB2 line.  I got cute and ranked him down near 20 this week.  Never again after 95 total yards and a TD and a nice PPR day with 8 receptions.  Gio-B: the man, the myth, THE ILLUSION.

Demaryius Thomas – I got the stink eye when I ranked him up near Marshall and Green this year.  After a 7/106/3 line on 10 targets, I think you need to go take your eye to the cleaners, bros.

Jarrett Boykin – I swear I’m better at making up my mind than this!  I thought we were stuck with Wallace until/if A-Rod came back.  Clearly I was wrong.  And yes, Boykin is ownable now…again…yeesh.

T.Y. Hilton – Another week, another 100 yard receiving game for Hilton (7/130 on 8 targets).  And for DHB, another week, another key 3rd down drop.  Yuck sticker.

Andre Johnson – Had 37 yards and 2 TDs on 5 catches.  For those Texans fans who don’t pay very good attention, yes Andre has been playing for your team for quite some time.  But so has Matt Schaub.  AJ now has more TDs in his last two games than he had in his prior 23.  Maybe even more.  I have zero need to research the last time he scored a TD in 2011, that stat says enough.

Case Keenum – I really thought this was the week Case’s gunslinger style would suffer.  On the road against a tough defense.  Didn’t matter.  After 3 TD passes, I’m willing to pin him as a ROS top 15 QB with room for a top 10 finish.  Two QB leagues and leagues where you score extra points for guys having ‘Keen’ in their name and Allen was already taken, dive in if you haven’t already.

Marques Colston – Sure, I tell people to buy you after the Graham injury and what do you do?  Nothing, sit a game out and then when you’re finally resting on my bench after weeks of bupkis, you go for 7/107/1.  You’re on that list that includes ‘door to door’ people, Clay Aiken and people who spin signs about mundane products to purchase.  Hey Little Caesars kid with the head phones, get a real job.  You’re gonna ask me if I’m buying and I’m telling you I’ve already bought and I don’t know what to do at this point except curl up and cry.

DeMarco Murray - Finished with 89 yards rushing on 16 carries and a TD.  Pretty sure he had about 80 of that in the first quarter and a half.  Yeah, Dallas got the D last night.  Not that D, sicko…the New Orleans D.

Mark Ingram – Went for 14/145/1 to go with 2/15 through the air as the Saints told him before the game the Colts were willing to give up a 2015 first round pick for him if he performed.

Dez Bryant – No sideline tirades and no on field fireworks: 1/44.  Dallas looked more confused than I did the first time I watched Magnolia and the raining frogs scene hit.  Granted, I was stoned and trying to make out with someone and wasn’t paying attention but seriously, where the hell did those frogs come from?  Totally harshed my mellow.

And that’s it for Monday.  What, you wanted a SNF wrap-up, Jaywrong style?  He’s too busy helping the baseball side of the Razzball world not fall apart while Grey is Honeymooning off the gulf of his mom’s backyard creek.  BTW, Grey, just letting you know: camping on the Delta in said creek is not taking Mrs. Albright to an exotic island retreat.  The Podcast you ask?  Canada keeps having these Monday holidays.  It’s like they don’t work up there.  Either way, no one to press play when we say funny words into the mics this week until tomorrow.  So it’s just me left cold, naked and afraid a day after Mark Ingram outscored most of the RBs I ranked in the top 20…hold me…

  1. KCC26 says:
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    My wr are jordy Nelson, Keenan Allen, Amendola, cooper and randle. My rbs are Charles, Moreno, Ridley, Andre brown and Ellington. I’d like to try a 2-1 trade to acquire a top WR. I feel pretty good about making the playoffs. So I don’t necessarily want to sell low on jordy while Rodgers is out (though I realize counting on a return to top 5 WR status by playoffs is prob foolish). Who would you look to sell?
    Would a Jordy/Moreno for Megatron deal be too much? Would you rather offer Allen/Moreno for megatron?
    What about Ridley/Amendola for Vincent Jackson?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you got Megatron for that, you should be happy. Allen/Moreno is an improvement but I don’t think it helps your WR situation enough by taking Allen out of the mix. I like Ridley/Amendola for VJax. See if he bites.

  2. Feel any better about Jordy with JR Tolkien throwing to him instead of Seneca?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I do. Not WR1 better but steady WR2 better. Looking forward to watching a bit of Tolzien on rewind here soon.

    • Nate says:
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      @James R: YOU. SHALL. NOT. PASS.

  3. Wilsonian says:
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    So I benched Reed and Bernard in favor of Shorts and Decker and now if Wright and Lavonte David score 16 tonight I lose. Damn you fantasy football.

    Ingram on the radar now, or was last night a fluke?

    Anyway, I have some week 11 questions, but I’ll leave it to just defense for right now. Who you like;

    Ten v. Indy
    Chi v. Bal
    NYJ @ Buf
    Cin v. Cle
    Hou v. Oak
    TB v. Atl
    Det @ Pitt
    NYG v. GB
    NO v. SF
    Either NE or Carolina

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I sat Jimmy Graham for Reed for 2 straight weeks and Graham had 2 touchdowns each week. This week I sit Reed for Graham…just can’t catch a break on those two.

      Ingram was getting sloppy 3rds. He looked good running, to be fair, but PT isn’t gonna lose touches to him. May be interesting if he’s on another team next year but you can kindly ignore it this year.

      What’s the ‘either NE or Carolina’ part mean? Saints probably most enticing there. Maybe HOU next.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: I was listing them by the team I wanted, they were first. The New England or Carolina one was asking either one. Don’t think I could play a team against NE, but Carolina has looked good on Defense and bad on offense, which is why I said either one of those.

        Yeah, it’s almost a curse having both Reed and Graham. I can’t figure out who to play. I always play the wrong one. And next week Reed has another tasty mstchup against Philly. And then I benched Gio because he was banged up all week and he outscored my starting RBs (Forte and CJnoK) by himself.

        I’ll hit you up later in the week about some lineup questions. Thanks for all the help so far this year. I have a chance tonight, but it’s a damn slim one. Luckily I should stay in first by the point totals regardless, but I sure would like a record cushion.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah that makes sense. I’d want NE there. Panthers offense can be shut down and mentally outplayed by a smart coach.

          I can’t believe I can’t sell Graham in the one league I have both. Who wouldn’t want the guy w/4 TDs in two weeks heading into this weekend? It’s a friends league. I’m officially mentally blocking it out since no one is actually playing, apparently.

          Cool, glad I could help. Here’s to a big night for your guys.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: so you like NE over the other guys? A lot of people stream in this league, so I have to get in early to get a decent defense.

            I tried dealing him, too, and got shot down. It’s even a keeper league. So I’m just hanging on. I may play both this week (have a W/R/T flex) and leave Gordon, Shorts, CJnoK, and Harvin on the bench.

            And I need a LITTLE night tonight. I’m up 16, but my opponent who just happens to be my dad, has Wright and Lavonte David playing. So it needs to be a little night from those guys.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              If its in NE I like them over NO. If not, NO

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: Nope. Carolina on Monday night.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Then at this time I have to say NO.

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Sky: thanks. I’ll go with that for now.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Word

  4. Zandy says:
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    Change in outlook on Sproles based on last night? Or still move him for mike James? Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d still move him. Not consistent enough.

  5. Jay says:
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    Knowshon and Megatron for Jamaal Charles and Garcon? (I’d be receiving the Charles/Garcon side)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the JC side there but I’d be surprised if they bit. Moreno’s a hard sell.

  6. chadillac says:
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    Steven Jackson and David Wilson for a half-eaten apple

    What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      May be asking for too much there. Try for an orange rind and a wet sock with a hole in it.

  7. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    I was offered T.Y. for Moreno .Which side you like?

    WRs are – Calvin Johnson / Keenan Allen / Aaron Dobson/Mike james /Tim Wright

    RBs are – Adrian peterson / C.J.Spiller/Moreno/Zac Stacy

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Mike James in your WRs is a typo, right? You mean you have the running back? If so, I’d take TY there.

      • Jagan says:
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        My bad, I meant Mike Brown Jaguars WR

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You can’t kill your RB depth like that. Needs to be a 2-2 where you give up a Mike Brown type and he gives up a similar upside bench RB

  8. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey sky, im currently winning my match up 103.02-102.02 he has nobody left and i have Miami DST. Whats the play here? benching them has gone though my mind since if tampa scores 24-28pts its -1 and if they score 35+ its -4 pts. But i also fear of a possible stat correction altering this game, this is a must win for my team. any advice? not sure if theres any way to know which players would be affected by stat corrections. thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough call. Depends if the team has a rallying cry game against all the Incognito/Martin stuff. Probably best to play them. You only get that level of negative points if they do nothing else (No INT/Fmble recovery/sacks).

  9. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Can’t wait to hear what you think of the new crop of QB options for pickups this week. I get Brady back as my QB1 but with Cutler uncertain AGAIN, I may need to grab someone of Tolzien, Fitz, and/or McCown depending on his injury’s severeity as my QB/RB/WR/TE spot until A-Rod returns.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      McCown/Tolzien/Fitz is how I’d rank them but they’re all matchup plays overall.

  10. grif says:
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    Sky,
    In a standard scoring league, I’m thinking about dropping chris johnson for andre brown. This is really for depth as I have better options for starting RBs. Good move?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

  11. John says:
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    Should I trade Percy Harvin for Steven Jackson?

    Standard espn scoring. Surprisingly my team is 5-5.
    Qb: Stafford
    Rb: Peterson,Bush
    Rec: Dez, Aj Green, Cruz, Harvin
    Te: Cook
    K: Bailey

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t.

  12. Frank White says:
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    I’m in need of a QB cause I have Eli. I have 2 offers. Would u rather have RG3 or Keenum?? Don’t worry about what I have to give for them cause I need to win the next 3 weeks. Who would you rather have for the next 3 weeks??

  13. Frank White says:
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    I would have to give 2 guys for RG# and just one guy for Keenum

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You asked me this already on Fridays article…

      • Frank White says:
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        no I didn’t I swear… This trade never came up till now.. Which on?? next 3 weeks

        • Frank White says:
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          please

          • Frank White says:
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            oh I just did on Fridays article right before I asked you on this blog cause I didn’t realize you had a newer blog.. my bad

  14. Sniff Test says:
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    Who has better keep value next year only in a PPR. Bernard or Doug Martin?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Martin

  15. jeff says:
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    Have to drop or trade a running back as we only carry 3 and can play only 2 in a 10 team PPR league. 3 are McCoy, CJ2K, Ridley and Vareen.

    I’m 7-3; rest of squad: lost Rodgers but have TP, Foles; Gronk, J Gordon, Garcon, DJAX, Terrance Williams

    we play 3 receivers whether they are a TE or WR.

    I’ve hated CJ2K forever but his schedule is fantastic do i drop him, trade him. New England’s schedule isn’t pretty and that is why I am way higher on Vareen moving forward. Like Gronk I believe Vareen goes right back to 8-10 rushes and 4-6 receptions a game.

    Your wisdom is asked for here to help me think about possible moves.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Always try to trade someone before you just drop them. Try moving CJ2K. Try overpaying w/a Gordon+CJ for a WR upgrade.

      • jeff says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: if you were dropping one who would it be CJ2K, Ridley r Vareen knowing this a PPR leam

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’d be Vereen but I’d hate to do it.

  16. SMLV1 says:
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    Drop Spiller or MJD for Andre Brown? Or hold? My other RBs are A. Morris and Z. Stacy.

    Drop H. Douglas for Colston? Other WRs are Green, T. Smith, K. Allen and Amendola.

    Standard League.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Should I assume this league has limits on how many RBs you can hold? I’d drop Douglas for Brown, hold if not.

  17. Cram It says:
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    I watched some of the Packers game. Tolzien was not very accurate, but he definitely pushes the ball downfield so the skill guys should get their looks, even if they have to fight for the ball.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ah, good to know. Yeah, as good as Rodgers is, the players he has in Boykin/Nelson/Jones/Cobb are talented enough to make up for some QB issues. But Seneca is just…well, you know.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Oh he’s an upgrade over Wallace. I’d have no worries starting him on a matchup basis if my QB sucked. Again, 99% of that confidence comes from the talent around him.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Exactly. But Seneca with that crew was fantasy death. How did GB not know this before the game started?

  18. CL says:
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    PPR… bench stash… Vereen or Dennis Johnson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vereen

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: That;s who I had.

        Is Colston “safe” moving forward? I benched him for Roddy (who played on 99% of plays yesterday). But now I wonder… Colston over Ellington in PPR flex? Colston over Roddy at WR?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m confused. If he’s on your bench, why are you asking compared to Roddy? Do you own Ellington or are you trying to pick him up?

          • CL says:
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            @Sky: I own Ellington, and he’s been my flex play for a bit. Since Arians gave him 13 carries, I wonder if Colston should be my flex play moving forward, or if Ellington still has more value there. Otherwise, does Colston have more value over Roddy for WR, considering Roddy played on almost all of the Falcons plays yesterday?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              You play matchups. You don’t set your lineup week 10 for how you want it to be ROS…not sure how to respond to this.

              • CL says:
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                @Sky: Yeah, sorry for the muddy question.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  No worries.

          • Cram It says:
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            @CL: @Sky: I think he’s asking who to start ROS at WR and Flex, which isn’t a very answerable question.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Cram It: For guys on his roster already…

              • CL says:
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                @Cram It: Yes… muddy question. Pay no attention to the rosterbater.

  19. Dave says:
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    Looks like Lacy might struggle more than we thought without Rodgers there no?

    And man Keenan Allen and Rivers killed my week yesterday that was supposed to be a shootout damn you and your always pissed off face Phillip Rivers!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, yeah gotta love the Chargers trying to do the whole ‘slow the game down’ technique. Dumber than dumb. Their defense can’t hold them back to give SD a chance. Should’ve fought fire with fire and hoped for the best.

      Lacy will be fine. It was a disjointed game. Think he’ll perform better with Tolzien but still like him either way. RB1 but probably RB8 or RB10 rather than RB5

      • David says:
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        @Sky: Yea that was beyond dumb on the Chargers part and hope so with Lacy.

        Never asked a kicker question before but with my kicker on a bye next week is Nick Folk of the Jets really worth getting? He has the most points of any kicker out there to my surprise he’s having a great season but I don’t want to trust a Jets kicker.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t think about kickers ROS. I play matchups as best as I can and kickers typically score the most when their team wins. What’s the matchup for the week?

          • David says:
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            @Sky: Jets play Buffalo this week

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Dive in

  20. J-FOH says:
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    consider yourself held…

    I told you i didn’t trust he’s going to HURT you LOCKER. Looks like worst CASE scenario went to just in CASE.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I feel safe. Good ‘ole hurt Locker. The injury isn’t even the same issue he had before. Dude just can’t stay healthy.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: dude looks like a lady?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          80′s Aerosmith…doesn’t get any better…well, 60′s and 70′s Aerosmith is.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: there was no 60′s Aerosmith

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Fair, they started in 1970. There isn’t a 60′s Aerosmith in that respect but I’m sure there’s some Aerosmith baby mommas who remember the late 60′s well.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: well? probably a flash back that started with a cup of kool aid

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  ‘Well’ being a relative term, of course. If they need to taste color to remember, it works!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: I was referring to the timothy leary electric kool aid acid test

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I picked up what you were putting down.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Hurt himself handing off. Guy’s Charmin soft.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hurt Locker indeed.

    • Prez says:
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      @J-FOH: what happened to fridays back up jack up? I didnt get to bust a ryhme…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Prez: sorry Prez, have a family emergency to attend to

        • Prez says:
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          @J-FOH: ahh gotcha. Hope everythings all good man.

  21. Cram It says:
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    I don’t know what the Raiders and Texans backfield situation was on gameday, but would there have been a situation where you would have started Deji Karim over Rashad Jennings?

    I ask because the team ahead of me in the standings would have lost had his opponent started Jennings over Karim and that seems curious to me.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t even know why that dude has Karim rostered. He’s either 3rd on the depth chart or not even on the team. Sounds like he was being an idiot.

  22. Bryan says:
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    Can’t believe I’m asking this, but Keenum or Brady this week?

    Keenum against Oakland
    Brady at Carolina

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a crazy question. Carolina’s tough. I haven’t ranked yet this week but even with the evident turnaround by Brady, I’d be inclined to play Keenum.

  23. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    I am Rodgers owner and picked Keenum as backup. I am locked for playoffs and wondering if i should make the deal below.ur thoughts pls.

    I was offerred Tony Romo for Gio

    My RBs are : Matt Forte / Jamaal Charles / Gio / Ellington

    I have to start 2 RBs and 3 WRs and no FLEX in 10 team std league.

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you’re fine w/Keenum and I think you can stream QBs in a 10 team league if you need to. Hold

      • Jagan says:
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        Thanks

  24. Jagan says:
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    Sky,
    In a 10 team std league I have 2 TEs.

    Julius Thomas and Jordan Cameroon.

    Should I trade Cameroon for either Steven Ridley or Vincent jackson.Is this a fair trade?

    Jagan

    • Sky

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      I’d take VJax but I’d be surprised if you’d get him. If you need RB depth, Ridley is alright but I’m leery of how he’ll be used once Vereen is back.

  25. GeorgeWompington says:
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    Whats up skye. Got a couple of trade Q’s. Im trying to get a qb and te before playoffs, because right now im rolling with ryan and matrellius bennet. got a couple of trades in the works. I have brown, allen, DT, and marques for WR, and mjd, tate, lacy, mccoy, trich at RB.

    I was looking to move ryan and tate for kaepernick. You think its worth it even though kap has been playing bad and lost Vdavis? Also would you do DT for Gronk, or will that really weaken my WR core? Im sitting at 6th now and top 6 get into playoffs. Thanks alot man.

    • GeorgeWompington says:
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      @GeorgeWompington: Also would you have rivers vs kap ROS?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Don’t like the trades you’re showing. I’d rather have Rivers at this point.

  26. willy says:
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    So you think Vereen will be good to go for week 11?

    If so, does he ride the pine until he shows he’s good or do we trust that once they play him he’ll be good like week 1 (twas a great week considering he broke his wrist on the first play of the game).

    I drafted him as a bench guy in my 10 teamer and kept him on IR since then so i want to make sure i’m not trigger happy once he’s back when I should be waiting. Just don’t want to plug him in if he’s going to be a decoy!

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @willy: I’d say it depends on what your other options are.

      • willy says:
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        @Sky: @Cram It: Thanks guys… options are slim, as I can’t trust T-Rich… or should I say I can’t trust the Colts’ OC.

        I’ve got Charles, L Miller, T-Rich and Vereen. We play two RB and a possible flex spot. I assume I’ll have Charles and Miller and then Vereen will battle it out for the flex between him and a WR. T-Rich riding pine until Colts can prove they know how to use him. Miller had a decent game last week so we’ll see if he can build on that tonight.

        At least I didn’t draft Rice or MJD… Then again, T-Rich I think has been equally as bad.

        • Sky

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          T-Rich has only been better than Rice…which isn’t saying much. Good luck! Hearing news the Colts staff had this amazing idea this week: run the ball. Yeah, trade a first round pick for a guy and wait 5 weeks before you figure that out. Couple that with their mishandling of TY early on in the season and this has to be the stupidest SOBs running a 6-3 team around.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If he’s playing, he’s not a decoy; Gronk wasn’t a decoy his first game back, neither will Vereen be.

  27. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hey Sky, I picked up the Colts D/ST in hopes of riding them out ROS. They looked to have some nice matchups. Now it seems their secondary is so shot they suck all around. I can’t/don’t want to stream. It’s $10 an add/drop. That being said, who do you like ROS. Points against arent really a big factor in our scoring system. Its more TOs, sacks and TDs.

    Ind or Cle.

    Im hoping someone drops their waiver wire plug ins. Oh yeah, I dropped STL for the Colts last week. I’m a natural.

    • Sky

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      Ha, ouch. Happens to the best of us, though.

      CLE is the better defense overall. I’d go with them since streaming is off the table.

  28. JB says:
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    I’m hurting at QB and have the following trade options:

    1. I give Le’Veon Bell and get Brady (hate his matchup at. Carolina but could play Eli or Alex Smith instead). That would leave me with AP, MJD and Ellington at RB.

    2. I give TY Hilton and get my choice of Russel Wilson or Rivers. That would leave me with Marshall, White and Sanders.

    3. Don’t trade anyone and pick up Case Keenum and play matchups the rest of the way.

    Whaddaya think?

    Thanks!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @JB: Pats embarrass Carolina next week. Team just knows how to win. They’ll exploit Cam’s weaknesses. He’ll be frustrated and pouting on the sidleines before halftime I’m a Giants fan living in New England. I can’t stand the Pats so this is no biased opinion. 27-6. Brady 272 3-0

        • Sky

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          I could see it starting slow and bending NE’s way at the end when Carolina’s offense starts getting frustrated and tries to ‘do something’. Struggle for abouat 2 and 1/2 quarters and then a score that doesn’t resemble how close it was by the end. Let’s say 27-10

    • Sky

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      1) It’s a so-so deal

      2) I wouldn’t

      3) Yup

      Too many options in a 1 QB league. Very rarely do you need to make a trade for one.

  29. Zandy says:
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    For consistency would you send Sproles and Keenan Allen for Brandon marshal in standard league?

    I’d have rbs of Stacy Lamar Ellington shonn and wrs of Calvin Hilton ssmith

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fair, I’d go for it.

  30. E says:
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    Would you trade Harvin for Woodhead?
    Non-ppr

    Fighting for a playoff spot, Harvin has the bye and my RB’s are weak as follows:
    T Rich
    P Thomas
    J Bell

    WRs:
    Harvin
    Gordon
    Tate
    J Jones
    T Williams

    Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s pretty tough. Woodhead’s value is largely PPR. Decent RB2 in standard, though. Then you just have WR problems, though. I don’t think it changes your team enough to make the move.

  31. Moe says:
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    Sky….Always enjoy and crack up 1st in the morning reading your column before I head out for work….What would you do to make male this line up playoff worthy…QB Luck, RBs Gore, Mcoy, Woodhead and Vereen. WR’s Marshall, Gordon, S. Johnson and L. Moore.(Loss of Wayne Painfull) TE’s Reed and Clay…….Thinking of trading RB for 3rd WR????? PPR But not sure who to move….Thanks Dude, Take care

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks Moe, glad to hear it.

      Yeah, good team. Main glaring issue is the 3rd WR. Really depends on the needs of the other player. Maybe you can trade for an underperformer from this weekend. Keenan? If you can turn Vereen into a top 15 WR, I’d make a move. If not, you already have hit/miss there, no reason to add another one. Seems like a small-ish league. No good WRs on the FA market? You don’t need Clay w/Reed if the league is small.

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        @Sky: Sky, I just wound getting an offer L. Fitzy for Woodhead…..The other guy doesn’t want “Chicken George” Vereen……12 team league with nothing of value on the FA market….Would you pull the trigger on this one…I am already in for a playoff spot but I don’t want pull a Marv Leavy…..Thanks for your opinion.

        • Sky

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          Positional swap, that’s more a ‘where do you need help the most’ question. Woodhead has been a serviceable RB2 almost all year. Fitz has been a fringe WR3 play most weeks. I’m inclined to say no overall

          • Moe says:
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            @Sky: How about getting Decker????? instead of Fitzy….

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That’s fair, I’d make that move.

  32. Mr. Glass says:
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    Is Holmes worth a flier or should I pass on him My WR. Are hurting in a .5 ppr I’m rolling with Marshall , Shorts, T. Williams & Harry D I cut Bowe a couple weeks ago and now regret it lol
    (Tavon Austin is also a FA)

    • Sky

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      Don’t really expect much from Holmes. If you’re looking for upside, Austin has that at least but I have very little faith in him moving forward. Your WRs aren’t that bad. Terrance is a solid WR3. Douglas was a great play w/Roddy out but with him back, probably low upside from here on out.

  33. Shadow says:
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    Hey Sky, Trying to upgrade my RB & WR depth a bit and have Lynch, Stacy, DMC, S. Jackson and Vereen for RB’s as well as Nelson, Hilton & Jackson for WR’s. Then Cameron and Wright to boot. With Stacy and Lynch having byes coming up thinking of dropping Jackson for A. Brown since he’s at least good for more than 2 points. And thinking of dropping DMC for either Boykin or James Jones since they’re sitting on the waver wire.

    What do you think and which one should I pick up Boykin or Jones?
    And, Wondering what the TE/WR coding means for Wright? Is he eligible for both and how come he’s rated like this and no others? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Assuming Jackson means SJax, I’m ok w/Brown for him. DMC might come back to haunt you but I’d take Boykin there.

      You can have dual eligibility. Lots of players have it, just rare they have it AND are useful. James Casey (TE/RB) and Joe Webb at least last year (WR/QB) come to mind. It’s dependent on how they’re listed on their team’s respective roster but I don’t know the full extent of how fatnasy leagues regulate it or keep track.

  34. tyrannical t-baggers says:
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    Sup sky, rollin wit rb:charles,stacy,andre brown,vereen,spiller,trich, dennis johnson..im a rb pimp daddy, and wr:green,allen,harry d..sum joker is n need of a rb and is offering josh gordon..wud ya make a move say vereen swap?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s reasonable for your team. Go for it.

      • tyrannical t-baggers says:
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        @Sky: 4shiz, thanx

        • Sky

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          Word

  35. Alex says:
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    Ppr keeper auction league…. Approx same cost… Who to keep for next three yrs, gio or spiller?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gio

  36. Night pandas says:
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    Just got offered this trade in my .5 ppr league:

    My Rivers and Gronk

    For his Kaep and Dez

    My Particulars
    Start two Wr (have A Brown, D Thomas, M Colston)
    Start one TE (also have Wright and Cameron)
    Start one QB (also have Foles)
    Start two RB ( have Charles, Stacy, Ellington, T Rich, Vereen)
    Start one flex
    10 teams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You can get better for that package

  37. Mike says:
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    Is wright (TE) for Tampa even playing tonight??
    Ugh….haven’t seen him…need 5 pts!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s out there, just not getting thrown to

  38. harbinger says:
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    What do you feel Vicks value is ros, drop him for Keenum?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Value is zero without a job and Foles isn’t relinquishing it this way. Keenum

  39. RadioFlyer says:
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    Have an owner in my league who just lost Foster and has no RB depth. He’s offering Desean Jackson or Dez Bryant (I get to choose) for one of my RBs and Mike Wallace. Who do u like better ROS – DJax or Dez, and which of these RBs would u trade away to get him: Gio, Andre Brown, or Shane Vereen. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown and I’ll take Dez

  40. goodfold2 says:
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    last week you said this was a good trade for me
    1.my nelson/moreno for
    opp’s v-jax/wright(TE) (owner has either T Rich or Tate at 2nd RB with foster gone, and is 3-7)

    my roster is PPR and
    rodgers/cutler/probably 3rd guy this week
    charles/bush/moreno/j.bell (so i’m good if bush goes down)/vereen/miller
    dola/nelson/d-jax/floyd (won this week even playing him)/j.jones (BAL) start 3 WR no flex,
    bennett
    due to nelson’s possible mentioned semi-partial-returning trust is trade 1. still better for me than trade
    2. my moreno/bennett for gronk (owner had refused earlier gronk tries, but now james might be out, and he doesn’t really have 3rd RB and is 5-5 after this week).

    this is last week for trades and both these owners should be desperate enough to some extent, meanwhile i bench moreno except this week (bush and charles byes gone)
    3. or should I scrap both of these and try to get Reed off of v-jax/wright owner?, and have to rock nelson ROS?
    thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. Hold

      2. Reasonable. Not a bad move

      3. What would you have to trade to get that? I’ll take Reed at the right price

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    1. thank god you talked me out of playing jennings instead of brown in one spot,
    and 2.due to miller doing nothing, and having no chance at 8.1 pts, turns out besides total pts, benching sproles didn’t make me lose; thank god for that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. Word

      2. Praise be

  42. jason batteiger says:
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    1. if t.gonz is out this week who’s best
    housler @JAX
    fasano @DEN
    carlson @SEA (is this guy ahead of t-gonz/bennett/or guys in that range, maybe not counting SEA week)
    chandler vs NYJ
    bostick @NYG
    2. with a lot of much better useful RB’s on team tolbert seems pretty useless (only used him as bye week filler), should i drop for luck backup (possibly to play over THUR Luck, or at least for depth)
    dalton vs CLE
    mccown vs ATL
    glennon vs ATL
    palmer @JAX
    I only am thinking of playing one of these over luck due to him on thurs and @TEN, could also drop tolbert AND m.ball (5th and 6th string RB) for TE backup and QB backup.
    3. drop jennings for r.matthews?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @jason batteiger: sorry mccown is vs BAL.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sounds like you should just start Luck

    • Sky

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      1. Haven’t reviewed rankings as week 10 just ended. I’ll say Bostick

      2. McCown is interesting. Not sure you need to make the move, though.

      3. Assuming that’s Greg, yes.

  43. Silky says:
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    Traded Dez for Alfred Morris. What are your thoughts?

    14-team non-ppr yahoo

    QB: RGIII
    WR: Calvin Johnson
    WR: Dez Bryant
    RB: Ivory
    RB: Donald Brown
    TE: Gates
    FLEX: Vereen
    BN: Nicks
    BN: Clay
    BN: Ingram
    BN: Dennis Johnson
    K: Prater
    DEF: Bills

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Silky: now you’ll have to start nicks instead of d.brown every week. probably better than having to start brown. you absolutely had to go WR WR in the draft, and even then barely got dez or calvin (at each pick)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It works for your team. You needed an RB1 and you got one.

  44. Zandy says:
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    Sad about mike james. Who’s the pickup Rainey or Leonard?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Zandy: i’m guessing this answer was neither, or if you’re in this much trouble to need one. likely leonard.

  45. Alex says:
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    ROS in ppr league… Spiller or D Jax?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The one that is healthy: DJax

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