Spoiler alert! We talk about the Super Bowl and nothing much else really. Because what else is there to talk about this week? I mean, there’s still a lot to talk about in general, but why talk about that when you can default to football? That’s what we think too! We’re so a like, maybe we should date. Call me, listeners… But yeah, Matt, Alex, Tehol, and myself go over the matchup, the storylines, and who we’re exactly rooting for, which is a harder task than we thought. Enjoy!

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I’d call it the “Happy Holidays Live Thread”, but we’d all just be lying to ourselves. Yes, there’ll be plenty of food, and presents, and in-laws this weekend (as if Thanksgiving with baby boomers wasn’t exciting enough this year!), but let’s be clear… it’s not happy unless those of you still playing Fantasy Football bring home that Championship whatever. Could be a trophy. A certificate. A baked ham, who knows? Now, the real question is, did I bring up the ham because it actually exists as a prize for a league out there, or because I’m just hungry for ham? Why not both! Regardless, enjoy this year’s Festivus, I’m sure there are a lot of grievances to be aired, but let’s make sure none of them are about your Fantasy Football team by the end of the weekend. Good luck, and be jolly! (I’m not entirely sure why I went with jolly there…)

Your Week 16 Rankings have been updated and can be found after the jump!

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There’s not much to say besides the fact that all of us who are still around are in a must-win state. We’ve had a great year trying to help you make those oh so important roster decisions (at least according to the metrics out there), so I hope to continue the trend as your fantasy football championship gets closer and closer.

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 15 by clicking here. And as always, my updated rankings are available after the jump!

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We’re into the second week of the Fantasy Football playoffs (at least, for most of you) and there’s really not much else to say. Last week was essentially our last week of regular season content, and things will get just a bit tad lonelier around these parts. Much like my parts! But that’s okay! At this point, rankings are about the only important aspect that we all need to focus on. And everyone has their own way of interpreting rankings… It’s pretty much a straight-forward exercise there could be in game; a numerical ranking of players that are completely without context, in a vacuum if you’ve seen the term. So remember to add that context yourself. The rankings are there to help guide your starts and sits, but it doesn’t take into account your opponent. Nor does it consider the ceiling or floor of your players, simply the median. So do keep those things in mind, and in addition, I want to add that this is the main reason why each and every Razzball contributor is happy to answer any and all questions from you guys, at any point in the season. To give that “context”. So I guess what I’m saying is… can I context you bro?

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 14 by clicking here. And as always, my updated rankings are available after the jump!

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Well, this is it, the Fantasy Football playoffs are here. Not much else to say, except good luck. We’re obviously shutting down some of our content, but you don’t have to worry about me. I’m here for… uh, life probably, now that I think of it. That’s either the greatest thing ever or the worst. But it’s definitely a first-world something. But to the point, even though we’re minimizing our footprint, to be super metaphorical, the site will still provide rankings all the way to the Super Bowl, and I’ll still be around to answer any and all questions for those of you seeking that sweet-sweet championship. Speaking of which, let’s get the day started…

Rudy’s updated projections for Week 13 can be found by clicking here. And as always, my updated rankings are available after the jump!

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So this is it my friends, quite possibly the last fantasy regular season week we’ll spend together… until we all do this again next year. And seeing as how we are celebrating the holidays with relatives who know about as much as brining a turkey (want to know why the turkey is so dry? Because you need to brine it folks…) as they do politics, football is a nice recompense. Well, that along with copious amounts of alcohol. But in that spirit, I’d like to thank all my contributors and staff writers, because without you, this place would just be all Jay all the time. And if you guy’s know anything, you never go full Jay. So in no particular order, special thanks to Tehol Beddict, Alex Lee, Matt Bowe, Zach, Dominic Hall, Mike Honcho, Stan Son, Mike Maher, malamoney, Matt Hayes, Lance, and Rudy Gamble, who handles so many things on the back-end (that’s what she said) of the site. And I’d also, while I’m at it, thank you, the readers and community. Obviously, without all of you, we wouldn’t be here… I mean, Tehol would be here, but if Tehol writes of his love for Andre Ellington and no one reads it, did it really happen?

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 12 by clicking here. Tehol’s rankings can be found here. And as always, my updated rankings are available after the jump!

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With playoffs just a mere few weeks away (your mileage may vary), here are some things I’m doing to prepare my team for the next few weeks. First, handcuff all of your starting running backs. I mean, I wouldn’t drop, say, Jeremy Hill just so I can pickup Alfred Blue, but if you have Rashad Jennings on your bench, it might make some sense to grab Bilal Powell if you’re a Forte owner. Again, the situation varies with every league and format, but hopefully this will give some context. (Also, if you don’t have any handcuffs readily available on the wire, pick up someone else’s or even seek out trades with teams still in it if there wasn’t a deadline.) Actually, now that I think of it, something I also will be doing is looking at the rest of the season’s schedule and if I have room on the roster, looking at ideal matchups for quarterbacks and DSTs. I usually argue against holding two of either on a roster, but as we get further in the season, there’s a lot of factors that make this relevant. First, every point counts, so you have to maximize the fullest potential that your roster can offer. Second, it never hurts having a backup plan ready to go just in case. And this works both ways. I’d look at all the teams trying to make the playoffs and see if they have any depth issues or unfavorable matchup issues, and make a preemptive buy on a player you might not need, but could help them in their final push. Otherwise, just stay the course, now is the time to be the opposite of cute. Like your mother. Try to put the best team out there today and next week, if you see some potential risk/reward type decisions, I would try to find a balance. Get a floor you’re comfortable with first, and then start thinking about risk. And as always, everyone here at Razz is happy to help!

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 11 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

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Well, after that barn burner on Thursday Night Football, I’m not sure the NFL can live up to my expectations. I mean, it’s not every week when you get to watch a team journey about 2,000 leagues under rock bottom, but the Browns appear to be the hero we need, not the one we deserve. And if your levels of misanthrope and despondence are running low, the Bears against the Bucs, Rams versus the Jets, and Texans at the Jags have got you covered. There are some interesting games today though, if you’re into that sort of thing (really?) with the Cowboys visiting Pittsburgh and a Super Bowl rematch between the Seahawks and Patriots. There probably won’t be any mistaken calls at the goal line involving Marshawn Lynch, but never underestimate Seattle’s offense to not ef things up. They’ve become quite good at it, and I’m quite sure that Bill Belichick has noticed, while also trolling all the Dion Lewis fantasy owners out there. Just chewing gum and walking at the same time I suppose. Though, this is coming from a guy who endorsed a Cheetos Puff for president, so I’ll consider anything he says as “dubious” for now.

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 10 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

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There’s a lot of conjecture on the how and why America’s most popular sport is losing popularity. Some might point to it being an election season, which doesn’t make much sense as I’m sure most people are struggling to put themselves as far away from stated election season as much as possible. I mean, talk about bad timing for cut backs at NASA. Could it be the lack of quality matchups on Monday Night and Thursday Night Football? I guess that could be part of it, seeing as how I’ve seen enough of the Bears, Titans, and Jaguars in prime time to think that it’s a deliberate attempt by the league to test the limits of profitability. There was also a compelling World Series, with a ratings-heavy postseason for baseball. And of course, lastly, there is a structural mechanism here that’s in play, the fact that America is moving away from cable viewership, mostly because we as a nation love cat GIFs. And I sort of agree here, all of these aspects do seem to be well-reasoned arguments of why the sport is in decline. But in all this thought-exercise, you’d have to admit that the biggest factor here is perhaps the quality of the sport is in decline… right? Call me crazy, but I’ve been pointing out every week it seems now that the quality that the NFL is providing is not on par with what I think our expectations are. The outlandish reactions to a black quarterback utilizing his first amendment rights, the continued nepotistic boys club of announcers who are just completely awful at what they do. I mean, has anyone understood north of 25% of the words that even come out of Shannon Sharpe’s mouth? Berman, you’ve been yelling RRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAIDERS! for fifty years man. You got anything else? I mean, the fact that Ray Lewis held a job with ESPN was the biggest gaslighting I’ve seen from that network. And then you add in all the penalties for jumping two inches off the ground, yet Vontaze Burfict is in the league. Are we the viewers starting to notice? Maybe. All I know is, I love football, but hate the NFL at this point, and I can certainly see that maybe I’m not the only one…

On a lighter note, maybe this is why we have fantasy football! Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 9 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

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Well how about that. Some interesting matchups this Sunday, and it only took to the half point of the season to get there. And you know, sometimes I wonder if I’m a bit hard on the NFL, I actually don’t think I’ve spoken positively about the “presentation” part of the sport for quite some time. But then when you actually think about it, I’m pretty sure I should be even more negative. You have deflateghazi, the whole Josh Brown thing, the continuing and baffling crackdown on anything that may look like an emotion on the field, like trying to shoot a bow with an imaginary arrow or taking a picture with an imaginary camera… All of this, of course, has nothing to do with fantasy football, that is unless you prefer watching math develop on ESPN.com instead of watching, you know, the games… so color me a bit mystified as to why the NFL is trying so hard to gaslight us every weekend. On a lighter note, we do get what will probably be the best Sunday Night Football game of the year. Best game if you measure in derps. The NFC East is always the gift that keeps giving, and the greatest gift ever is when it’s the and Eagles and Cowboys. I think the only possibly way to make this even better is to throw the Giants in there for good measure. Have them play from sideline-to-sideline, because why not? Though, even playing the width of the field at 53 yards, McAdoo would still probably have trouble getting to the redzone…

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 8 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

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