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I’m gonna take you back.  Way, way back into the distant past…woah, too far!  You’re wearing white flared pants and a white fitted imprinted jacket?  And you’ve slicked your hair back…ok, ok, I get it.  I’m quoting a disco song and you’re doing your best Travolta impersonation.  Next time would you let me finish?  You’ve made both of us look silly…well, mostly you but still, back to the point.  What I was saying before I was rudely interrupted by your Saturday Night Fever was let’s go back into the distant past of August 2013.  Can you picture it?  Summer was still around but we knew football was right around the corner and you were planning for your drafts.  Everyone knew Megatron was the belle of the wide receiver ball but who was gonna be the second best behind him?  Would it be Brandon Marshall?  Some said yes.  AJ Green?  Possibly.  Well, many selected Dez Bryant as the #2 receiver according to rankings.  And because you’re gonna ask, here.  I had him as 4th best but in a tier of 3 other peers.  How’s THAT for hedging.  In either case, things haven’t been going so well for the highly touted Dez of late.  Against a creampuff matchup with the Vikings, Dez totaled a measly 6 for 64 in week 9 and followed it up with an even worse 1/44 in week 10.  And to top it all off?  He’s gonna drop a goose egg this weekend on his owners.  Mark.  It.  Down…yeah, he’s on bye.  Notice how ‘bye week’ sounds a lot like ‘buy week’?  Mmm-hmmm.  Scuffling and on an offense that’s not been grooving of late and now on a bye, owners might forget why they spent that high of a price tag on him and let him slip for a bit less than he’s worth.  VJax for Dez you say?  Sure, I’ll sell.  Jordy for Dez?  Yeah, I’m in.  All this to say, he’s had a few clunkers and hasn’t gone on a tear like he did last year to finish the season but who knows?  Maybe he’s got a monster 6 week stretch ahead of him after the bye.  At worst, he’s a top end product that’s produced bottom shelf results.  If you can get him for less than he’s worth, it’s worth it.  In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

BUY

Ryan Mathews – Yes, we’ve reached that point in the year where I’m just recommending everyone and anyone.  Clearly, you all know how hesitant I was with Ryan coming into the year.  Not just the injuries, dude was not running well in 2012.  He looked like he didn’t wanna be out there.  Well, that’s no longer the case, apparently.  Well, about not caring.  He’s still as brittle as your grandma.  The main difference is he can run a 40 under 5 seconds and plays football.  Yup, not much difference.  Either way, he’s a strong RB2 play from here on out with plenty of upside for more and the Chargers finally gave him a goal line shot and he succeeded.  Good signs for him and for his owners.  Dive in.

DeAndre Hopkins – The big game hasn’t happened yet but something’s bubbling down in Houston and no I’m not talking about the butts.  After 10 targets last week, DeAndre has averaged 4.5 receptions and 61.5 yards a game.  Not exciting, I know, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Andre Johnson owners, he can’t catch every single Keenum TD pass the rest of the way.  DeAndre will have his day and his day should come soon.  Get ahead of the curve of that bubble butt.

Zac Stacy – Now it’s not my job to say whether or not your league mates are smart or not.  Only you can determine that.  But Stacy has been at or near the top of the RB crop over the last few weeks and that trend is only slowed by a bye week.  Is the owner 4-6 and really needs an RB this week?  Check in and see what you can make off with here.  I’m projecting a top 7 or 8 RB finish for Stacy ROS so if you can get it cheaper than that, you’re in a good place.  Yes, I’ve advocated for him before.  That was before he blew up.  This is probably your last opportunity to get in on Zac the RB maniac.

Bobby Rainey – I stupidly said on the podcast this week ‘Chris Rainey’.  I really hope no one picked up the 5th string Pittsburgh RB.  I trust you all have more common sense than that.  If you did, mea culpa.  I was on my 5th beer and it was 12:30 am and I was listening to that intro girl on repeat.  I kinda lost track of what I was doing.  Either way, all the sites say ‘Leonard’ in Tampa and I’m definitely against the grain on that one.  At worst, I think it’s a time share but I think Brian will eventually slide back into 3rd down COP status and Rainey will take the reinies.

SELL

Knowshon Moreno – I’ve been quietly advocating this via comments but I don’t know if I’ve fully waved the white flag on him in a buy/sell.  Welp, there’s a first time for everything.  This isn’t me saying to get rid of him but the wording is he’ll eventually lose touches to his RB counterparts to keep him fresh for the playoffs.  I know it’s hard to even fathom giving up on a guy who’s worst output this year came in weeks 1 and 3 and outside of those, he’s been a 10+ scorer in standard every week.  And he was your draft/FA darling.  You feel smart and awesome for being the guy to get him and don’t wanna give that up.  And maybe he’s your only piece of that Bronco pie – BTW, that’s disgusting – but you have to consider your playoffs at this point.  Does Moreno stay healthy and effective and involved enough in the offense to count on him like this down the stretch?  As silly as it sounds, losing Moreno in the playoffs last year after getting dinged up hurt this team more than you could imagine and they don’t want a repeat.  His reps will be monitored and he could see a large decline in touches over the remaining weeks just when you need him most.  I’m not saying to sell him like he’s worthless but I realize you’re gonna have a hard time moving him as the RB1 he has been.  I’ve found the most successful way to swap him is in 2-2 trades.  Upgrade their RB while downgrading another position you need help in.  For me, I got Antonio Brown and Greene while chucking in Emmanuel Sanders.  Fair trade with a possibility of a win for me when it counts the most but not unfair on any level.  So start looking around with league mates and ask if they want ‘muh-muh-muh-my Moreno’ from you.

  1. jeff says:
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    Trade deadline 7-3 PPR

    I play 2rb,’s have Mccoy n Ridley cj2k back up vareen off I so need to dump one or male trade

    Offered either forte or alfred Morris n one of Roddy White or Denarius moore for cj2k n desean jackson
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    Alfred n Roddy w or Denarius 4 cj2k n Josh gordon PPR

    Have gronk, garcon, Josh gordon DJAX all fighting for 3 receiver spots

    End up with

    Mccoy n forte Ridley rides pine garcon Gronk n whomever I don’t trade at 3rd receiver spot. Williams n Roddy backing up what to do would reggie bush be better in PPR to trade for

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @jeff: male trade? Yum. I don’t see how trading upgrades your team.

      • jeff says:
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        @Yeshcheese: upgrade at rb 2 Ridley n cj2k are behind Shady after trade I have 2 running back 1’s with forte n shady n my receivers and we play 3 would be Gronk, Garcon, Josh gordon

        I’d that an upgrade?

    • Cram It says:
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      @jeff: You lost me when you stopped speaking English.

      • jeff says:
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        @Cram It: I’ll start again is it worth moving DJAX n cj2k for forte or Alfred?

        I play 3 receivers n have 4 great guys. Garcon Gronk DJAX Josh gordon

        We have 3 running backs n play 2 I have Mccoy Ridley n cj2k with vareen coming off IR. I will be waiving vareen. Is it a big enough upgrade ROY to trade for Forte or Alfred?

        • Cram It says:
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          @jeff: I’d want Forte

          • jeff says:
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            @Cram It:give up DJAX? Is that too much. Would I want back white, more or Dobson in the deal as my top wr reserve if garcon Gronk or gordon got hurt.

            And does this being a PPR change anything

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @jeff: Pretty confusing here…if you’re telling me Vereen is on IR so you you have to drop someone to bring him on your roster or trade them then why are you looking for 2-2 trades? I’m willing to answer your questions but I can’t read this and it’s not really clear what you’re trying to do.

      • jeff says:
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        @Sky:

        Do I trade for forte or alfred Morris n give up desean n cj2k

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Forte

  2. GeorgeWompington says:
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    I have trent richardson. Pick up Donald brown or Hopkins? Im thinking brown, since our trade deadline is is thursday and i have ben tate/mjd on my rb bench and marques on my wr bench.

  3. Yeshcheese says:
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    Also, my irrational hatred of Chargers continues to JayWrong’s benefit, I realize. But Buy Ryan Matthews??? Buy Ryan Matthews??? These words shall not be uttered by an expert!!! Mark this day, Sky. You’ve jumped the shark! Experts are only allowed group think and irrational bias!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Yeshcheese: Ha, you gave him one too many ‘t’s!

      Dude has run well. Think he has a good finish to the year.

  4. Eddie says:
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    You can have Bryant when you pry him from my cold, dead hands. Or offer AP.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eddie: Well that’s why we’re not trade partners of course.

  5. scott steelers says:
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    Asked JB yesterday but I’d like ur opinion too. Trade Jordy (3rd rd keeper) for Andre Brown (8th rd keep) I have andre j, cruz, jordy, allen, t williams at WR and Stacy, morris, woodhead, ridley, vereen at RB. ASSUMING rodgers makes it back week 13…. who would help me more in a playoff push? And would Andre as a keeper really be worth it given his injury history? Thanks dude

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @scott steelers: I don’t see you starting Brown over Stacy/Morris/Woodhead let alone Ridley and Vereen and I surely wouldn’t consider him a keeper. It would be a bad trade on multiple levels. Hold Jordy.

  6. nomaspantalones says:
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    I just got offered Dez for Gronk…I also have Julius thomas, so I’m alright in the TE and I would be upgrading decker…I would be an idiot not to take this, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @nomaspantalones: Trade him Julius Thomas, not Gronk. Then it’s a good trade.

  7. willy says:
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    Morning Sky,

    I’m an owner of KC DEF… Last week I picked up Arizona DEF fro KC’s bye. Now this week KC is playing Denver, which kind of scares me. Fortunately, I haven’t dropped Arizona yet and noticed they are playing JAX and am thinking about rolling with Arizona.

    What do you think? Play KC vs. DEN or play Arizona vs. JAX?

    • Cram It says:
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      @willy: AZ sounds like a no brainer

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Cram It: i’m even more surprised than cram anybody asked this. and he spends most of his message board life (in baseball way more) in disbelief of people’s questions.

  8. Suck for Luck says:
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    Non PPR, I have to start 3 WR and 2 RB.

    My WR: D. Thomas, A. Brown, H. Douglas, Marlon Brown
    My RB: J. Charles, A. Brown, R. Jennings, D. Brown, S. Ridley, C. Ivory

    Should I trade S. Ridley for D. Amendola?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Suck for Luck: Think you can do better than that given Ridley’s current TD splurge.

  9. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky:

    Ok i know i asked you this yesterday…. but got another proposal

    0.5 ppr league with RB.RB, WR, WR, Flex

    I trade:

    Cecil Shorts & Andre Brown

    I receive:

    A.J. Green

    My leftover Bench:

    Calvin Johnson
    Eric Decker
    Keenan Allen
    Reggie Bush
    Zac Stacy
    Andre Ellington

    Would you do this?

      • Captain Kirk says:
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        @Sky: thanks for the advice. I see the risk in that I already had 3 solid Wrs, but like you said, I think it’s worth a shot, time to go all in!

  10. Mark says:
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    Need to play one of the following this week:

    Baldwin vs MIN
    Boykin @ NYG
    Bowe @ Den
    Marlon Brown @ Chi
    Holmes @ Buf
    Stills vs SF
    Bess @ Cin
    LaFell vs NE (Mon)

    Any hunch?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mark: Boykin

      • Mark says:
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        @Cram It:

        Thanks, that’s what I figured. I was thinking about getting cute and going with someone like Stills. But I think Boykin is the safest play and still has good upside.

  11. Zandy says:
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    Send Sproles and Ellington for Alf? Standard league
    Have Lamar and Stacy and never flex a rb bc I have Calvin, Hilton and Keenan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Go for it

  12. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    1) In a std 10 team league do u thinki should drop MJD and pick up Shane Vereen?

    I can only play 2 RBs and 3 WRs no FLEX.

    My team is Nick Foles / Calvin Johnson / Keenan Allen / Wes Welker / Frank Gore / Andre Brown / Julius Thomas

    My bench for this week is Stacy /Harvin /Tony Romo / Dez Bryant /Jordan cameroon / MJD

    2) I also have to pick a kicker and I have 2 defenses Arizona / Kansas City.
    Should I drop KC, I was hoping that they will help me during playoffs even though the matchup is not good for next 3 weeks as they play Denver twice.

    Now i am not sure who can I drop other than KC.Any thoughts?

    Jagan

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jagan: I wouldn’t. Both those guys would be 4th on your depth chart anyway. I’d rather have the guy with guaranteed touches if you needed a fill-in in a pinch.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jagan:

      1) Not in a standard, no

      2) Could gamble and drop KC or you can drop MJD/one of your TEs. Without a flex, having a big bench doesn’t really help you. You dropped your kicker for someone else. Who was it? It’s usually the guy you probably shouldn’t have picked up for your kicker.

      • Jagan says:
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        I dropped kicker and picked Andre Brown as Stacy is on bye this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Jagan: Gotcha. Sounds like Cameron or Thomas unless you can swing a 2-1 trade before you need your kicker.

  13. Zandy says:
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    After reading your column now I have a couple ideas…
    Sproles for Ryan Matthews?
    Hilton and Sproles for dez?
    Standard league

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: Fine ideas, for you. Good luck getting the other guy to agree…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Can always try

  14. Dan says:
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    Need some trade advice.

    Give up Cruz for MJD?

    My RBs: L Miller, A Brown, R Mathews
    My WRs: AJ Green, K Allen, Cruz, Colston, Boldin, D. Hopkins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dan: Not seeing a good reason to do that

  15. tyrannical t-baggers says:
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    All yr ive been after dez and like this post, I feel its now or never..with that said its obviously been tuff to swipe dude so as of 5mins ago I offered stacy, vereen, and harry d for em..too much, right on par? Bench rbs are rainey, trich, spiller

    • Sky

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      @tyrannical t-baggers: Lotta moving parts but really it’s just Stacy/Vereen for him. It’s reasonable if Stacy was a bench RB, though it depends heavily on who you start at RB week to week.

      • tyrannical t-baggers says:
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        @Sky: yea charles and andre brown wud b da go to’s at rb..just think stacy has now made da name 4 himself to b a piece in a deal

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I wouldn’t be trusting Andre Brown as a ROS guy. It’s pretty risky. You might be better off w/Stacy as your RB2 from here on out.

          • tyrannical t-baggers says:
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            @Sky: yea I hear ya..ya crushed my dez dreams but might of saved my ‘ship

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Just not in your Dez-tiny, my man.

  16. Comatose says:
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    We play 2 RBs and 1 Flex. I almost always put a RB in the flex. I have Knowshon, Stacy, Mathews, Ivory, and a claim in for Ellington. Rainey is available for me to grab right now.

    I could drop Stevie Johnson or Jay Cutler. My starting WRs are Demariyus and Mike Wallace. Starting QB is RGIII. Thinking of dropping Cutler to add to my glut of RBs. Yeah?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Comatose: Sure, drop Cutler.

  17. tyrannical t-baggers says:
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    Yea theres dat too but thinkn this owner keeps running d willy and quizz rodgers out there might b intrigued wit startable rbs

  18. Grant says:
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    SO looking for a fill in for Murray this week. I have S-Jax, but I don’t know if he can be trusted. I have a waiver claim for Brown this week, but I have the 9th pick, so I doubt he falls to me. If he doesn’t would you consider adding Ball as a buy, since Moreno is a sell. Or would you just put in S-Jax in that case. I just pray that Miller has a decent week next week, luckily I already won going into Monday night so I didn’t even need him…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you’re looking for a replacement for this week, I don’t see Ball helping you enough. Miller was a case of game flow and poor coaching. He should be fine moving forward.

  19. CL says:
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    I have offered Mike Wallace for Jordan Reed. PPR.

    Your buy on Stacy and sell on Moreno got me thinking… maybe modify trade… offer Wallace again but with Moreno and ask for Reed but with Stacy now? This is my 10-0 team… got think ahead, and you may be on to something re: Moreno.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Reed side by a large margin

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, he rejected my Wallace for Reed offer.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Damn

  20. eltoo says:
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    PPR: Would you try something like Knowshon + Denarius Moore for Reggie Bush (I have Bell just in case) and Pierre Garcon?

    Only thing is it’s an auction league where I can keep Knowshon for $12 which I was planning on doing, but I’m in 2nd place so playing for this year.

    I also have Peyton, worried about him getting rest during fantasy playoffs?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re not getting Pierre Garcon and Reggie Bush for Denarius Moore and Knowshon. Maybe a 2-1 where you just get Bush but unless your league mate has zero clue on how to play, that trade’s not working.

      • eltoo says:
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        @Sky: He’d only take it if he wanted to keep Knowshon. There aren’t any other noteworthy RB in our league that can be kept for <$30.

        Either way sounds like I should try it, maybe with a better piece than Moore

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, you can try w/Moore but I wouldn’t take it, even in a keeper league.

  21. ashtray says:
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    Mike Brown or Rishard Matthews ROS? Standard scoring. Looking for more upside as I pretty much have Green/Allen/Fitzgerald locked in every game.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rishard has more upside

  22. ashtray says:
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    Early thoughts on a bye week fill-in at Flex: Rice, Stevie Johnson, Jon Stewart, Rainey, Mike Brown/Rishard Matthews?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Roll one more with Rice. If he can’t have a decent game against Chicago…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Matchups are important for these questions as I haven’t ranked for the week. On the surface, Rishard

      • ashtray says:
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        @Sky: Rice @ CHI
        Stevie vs NYJ
        Stewart vs NE
        Brown vs ARI
        Rainey vs ATL
        Rishard vs SD

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Rishard still makes sense to me; I get where Cram is coming from but Rice has just had such a hard time producing even with good matchups.

  23. Insert funny name here says:
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    So I’m 8-2 somehow and a game in front I’m thinking about weeks 15 and 16
    My rb shituation looks like this
    Beast mode and Ben Tate …… Yea
    Since mike James couldn’t teach them how to dougie in Tampa I’m left pretty short here
    My wr are green white V brown Allen and Boykin , a colorful bunch I just realized, so do I
    Trade lynch and one of those guys not named the color of money for Andre brown and Alfred Morris I’ll take a very small hit in the proj. Each week except 12 and 16
    Should I give extra to make it happen?

    • Insert funny name here says:
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      @Insert funny name here:
      Qb
      2 wr
      2rb
      Te
      Flex
      K
      Def
      I don’t know what’s standard anymore

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You only have 2 RBs?

      • Insert funny name here says:
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        @Sky:
        I just picked up bobby Rainey, I traded woodhead and Wallace last week for aj green in hopes Tate and Michael James could hold on the rest of the way
        Trading lynch and say white for Morris and Andre brown would give me stability at rb surely?
        Looking at the schedule I should get the 1st round buy and I like my chances week 15, the trade increases my projection for week 16

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Not a huge Brown guy but Morris is as solid as they come. It’s fair, I’d do it

  24. Zandy says:
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    Who do you like more Ros in a std league? Steve smith or Dobson?

    Please rank the following Ros – Ryan Matthews, Lamar, Sproles
    Would you be sending Lamar and Sproles for Ryan? Or way too much?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Dobson for upside

      You ranked them correctly. Too much in my book

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks bro. Dobson or rishard?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Since we’re still talking upside, Dobson.

    • ashtray says:
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      @Zandy:
      STD league?

      How many points for the clap?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @ashtray: probably a lot of pts in a GG Allin version of that life game.

  25. Big League Choo says:
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    guy in my standard league offer me mathews for my cj spiller

    1) We start two rbs: currently have tate, ivory, mjd and spiller….i dont think mathews upside matches spillers am i right?

    2) Start Luck TNF vs Tennessee or keenum vs Oak my league doesnt count negatives and theres a bonus for over 300 yds

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) correct

      2) Luck for now but I haven worked rankings

  26. Eddie says:
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    It’s all Falcons all the time for my flex this week: Start Roddy White, Steven Jackson or Jacquizz Rodgers?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ick…SJax

  27. Rags says:
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    Is Golden Tate too much to give up for 1 week of Tenn D/ST (@Oak) where good defenses regularly score in the high teens?

    Our league gives a point for a TFL instead of sacks, gives return yardage as well as TDs, and has sliding scales for points AND yardage allowed.

    I’m facing my division rival week 12, and if I win, I probably get a bye the first week of the playoffs. The problem is I’m pretty heavy on SEA (Lynch, Tate, D/ST) who are all on bye that week. My regular starting WRs are DJax, Alshon Jefrey and Garcon as my WRs, with Mike Wallace and Marlon Brown (and Tate) on my bench, so Tate is at best a flex play.

    Right now on the wire for week 12, is Dal (who I don’t really trust anymore) @ NYG, Jets @ Bal, Ind @ Ari, or Mia vs Car.

    I hate to give up a piece like this for a D for one week, but I could use the win, it keeps Tenn’s juicy matchup with Jax in the playoffs out of my opponents’ hands, and Tate has been so up and down all year. Should I pull the trigger?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty flat on the idea. Don’t think Golden will explode ROS but he’s worth more than a one week defense play. Miami makes sense. You can drop Brown for them. Marlon’s a low end WR3 even the weeks you’d want to play him.

  28. David says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS Rivers or Brady?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nothing about either schedule jumps out. Probably Brady with his returning parts.

  29. Wilsonian says:
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    So I know Dez is a buy, but I just got this offer. I’m thinking about giving it my NO face, but thought I’d toss it to you.

    Get: R.Bush
    Give: Dez

    Current Roster:

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Garcon
    WR – Decker
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gio
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Ridley
    W/R/T – Gordon
    BN – Rivers
    BN – Dez
    BN – Shorts
    BN – Harvin
    BN – CJ?K
    BN – Reed
    IR – Vereen

    0.5 PPR, 6 points per receiving/rushing TD, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing.

    For what it’s worth, Dez has outscored Bush 168-144.60.

    And I have both Green and Gio on BYE next week, so either guy would be beneficial next week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty meh on that. Dez’ health history is greater than Reggie. I’ll stay Dez there.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, I concur. I don’t think it helps me out. It doesn’t necessarily hurt me since I’m much deeper at WR, but I don’t think it necessarily helps me out.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Exactly. Could be a flat trade when it’s all said and done. I’ll take Dez’ health.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: FYI, I countered with Decker for Bush. Decker has scored 9 less points than Bush and has had basically the same scoring output week in and week out. I have WR depth, he has RB depth. It looks good to me on paper, but I doubt he’d do it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, you’re not getting Bush for that but it doesn’t hurt to try.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: nope, denied access. I figure if he wanted a WR that was the best I was comfortable offering. In our league my top 3 WRs are all more valuable than Bush. And my 4 and 5 are just barely below him (Gordon has done so after a 2 game suspension). The way our league is set up, WRs are so damn valuable. You have a better shot at finding a random WR who can get you 15-20 points a game than finding a consistent RB who gets you 15-20.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Right. Well, based on league setup it was fair but names are names.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: would you give up any of that roster to get Welker and/or Moreno?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Are you asking the guy who just said to sell Moreno what to buy him for?

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: haha, yes I am. Doesn’t mean he isn’t worth something in the right deal.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I think I’ve established quite well you’re trading down getting him though…Mr. Rosterbator, you’re hitting new lows!

                  Welker for Gordon? Don’t know if it’s an improvement, per se, as they’ve both been up/down. Welker less explosive but better week to week PPR play.

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Sky: I wouldn’t be trading for Moreno with Dez. Just wondering if there was something you saw. And yes, I am a chronic rosterbater…

                    What about Stacy, anything you see for him? I can’t decide if there’s anything there or not.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I think I’m making it clear you’re barking up the wrong tree, bro. You can stop asking me who to trade for Moreno, I ain’t going against myself here so you can put Moreno on your bench for no good reason :)

                      What does the Stacy owner need? Parts for parts, never the best approach. Need for need is usually better. Do they need a WR? You have plenty of upside there. Gordon?

  30. Kvonney says:
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    Well that didn’t work out like I planned. To recap from yesterday, every QB I pick up dies (RIP Sam Bradford). Cam Newton/Foles owner wants to trade. I was just going to pick up Keenum instead.

    Some crafty schmucko Brees owner with a higher priority grabbed Keenum and stuck him on his bench. Now I’m stuck with Glennon vs Atl, Eli vs Pack, Tanehill vs SD, Manuel vs Jets or Fitz vs Indy. I picked up Glennon. Hold, switch, or try to trade for Cam or Foles, whichever I can get for a better price?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Fitz. Tannehill has a nice matchup but his coaches are schmucks.

  31. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Shopping Knowshon question…

    Would you do this deal:

    I trade:
    Moreno
    Colston

    I get:
    V-Jax
    Ridley

    The same person has Stacey as well. I personally like Ridley better, but Vereen probably back in action this week I’m thinking I should stay away from this deal.

    What about…

    I trade:
    Knowshon Moreno
    Desean Jackson

    I get:
    Brandon Marshall
    Andre Brown

    Or maybe aim lower do try something like…

    I trade:
    Moreno
    Colston

    I get:
    Andre Brown
    Eric Decker

    I seem to hate Colston, though I bet the rest of the year he gets more consistent and I regret trading him…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not a Ridley fan and said Stacy should be a top 10 with a bullet ROS. I’d rather have Stacy there. Pretty meh on the VJax trade without Stacy.

      Too much in my book. DJax has almost the exact same statline as Calvin Johnson. Food for thought.

      I’m really flat on all these trades. I’m not seeing you getting a clear win out of them.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: Hmm, looks like I’ll stick with Moreno then.

        Reminds me of my fantasy baseball season when I was trying to trade Kipnis in early July. But couldn’t get a decent enough return.

        Do you think Colston has started to turn the corner (for the better) after his last game? I sure hope so!

        Knowshon for Stacey would be me giving up too much?

        One more try:

        Moreno
        Colston

        for

        Stacey
        Hilton

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          He could be, it’s hard to say w/Colston. I think a big part of it is Graham only playing 33 snaps last week. If his knee is back to normal, Colston should be a WR2 the rest of the way.

          I’d take that trade in a heartbeat.

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Sky: Got the other team interested in that offer. Not sure if he’ll do it though. it’s hanging out there.

            Any chance Nick will post a picture of the girl that does your intro in the podcast?

            I talk to a lot of people on the phone during work and I’ve figured out over the past 6 years that most of the time they never end up looking anything like I’ve pictured them. Usually it ends in disappointment. I’m referring to the women whom I speak with. Just FYI.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              OMG, that would be awesome. That voice…man, does my mind go places when I hear it. I’ve heard good things about said female. Doubt I’d be disappointed but probably moreso in trouble with the wife at some point.

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @Sky: Ha, happy wife = happy life.

                Nick was looking for ideas from the podcast listeners, so I’ll plant that seed and watch it grow. He should probably have her on the show every once in a while. Maybe the high scorer of the RCLs every week can have her say something about their team.

                Anyways, my mind is wondering to bad places. Back to work!

                • Shake N Bacon says:
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                  @Shake N Bacon: or is that wandering…

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Oh man, that would be awesome. Yeah, even without pics that would be pretty sweet!

                  And yes, it’s wandering there wondering why you can’t come back from it…but you know why…

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Sky: concerning the hot voice correlating with hot person, i think it usually holds true, at least a good amount more than not. And i’m pretty picky aestheticly before that argument comes up. Shake n Bacon, you sure it’s not just either 1. you find a lot of voices hotter than you do women (percentage wise), or 2. have been disapointed particularly by numerous instances where the voice really made the person seem hot, till you saw her?

  32. Allan says:
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    Sky,
    I’m starting Ellington over T-rich at RB2 this week but was wondering if Richardson was a better flex option than Rueben Randle, Cotchery, Brian Leonard, or Shonn Greene. Also Cotchery or Steve Smith?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t ranked yet so you’re asking without me having reviewed anything. In a vaccuum, I’m starting T-Rich over Ellington and Greene over him as well.

  33. Andy says:
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    Who would you rather have for the playoff/super bowl run?
    Dez
    Demarius
    A.J.

    There is a possibility of a 3 way trade. I would get Dez to go with Romo but give Demarius to the Manning owner and Dalton owner would get AJ. All 3 teams will make the playoffs.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Andy: That’s very civil of you all. I’d rather have Dez considering Dallas will probably once again be fighting for their playoff lives down the stretch.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m confused by your statement. Who are you giving up and receiving.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: he appears to already own romo and DT, but each owner is trying to pair their WR to their QB’s, with a dalton guy getting AJ from the Manning guy, the Manning guy getting DT from Andy, and Andy getting Dez from the Dalton guy. Or not, if you think DT is better than Dez ROS. He may be able to get AJ in this deal, but doesn’t look like it.

  34. J-FOH says:
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    You know it’s hard to sell someone in the RCL when you keep telling us to sell him

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      But how would you know to sell him without me? It’s a catch 22 my friend.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I have wanted to but got greedy. He’s a bronco, I’m a bronco, we are horses yo. I think gambling with him is not a bad thing.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gambling is fine but he’s an RB1 right now. Pretty sure his end line will look nice but nowhere near a real RB1 by the end of the year. His main quality has been consistency but now he’s really just been what Welker has not been over the last 2 or 3 weeks. Lots of dump passes. Just think it’s time to move on.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: counter point: how many guys will look like RB1’s at the end of the year

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @J-FOH: Trick question because end of season stats just reflect playing the whole year in one role. Stacy is an RB1 but he hasn’t started since game 1. Moreno has. But Stacy will finish the year with better numbers over the remaining games than Moreno will. Lacy in a similar boat via injury and GB indecision. Moreno is RB6 right now, ahead of guys like Bush/Morris/Murray…I don’t see that sustaining. He may finish RB9 or 10 but there’s plenty of guys I’d trust and rather have over him to finish the season out with.

              • Prez says:
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                @Sky: FACT!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: RB9…RB6? I think we are talking two different systems here. I have RB1, RB2, and RB3 or as we say in baseball Tier 1, Tier 2, you get the point

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Sorry, was saying where he was currently ranked in standard. He’s the 6th best RB. I don’t think he sustains being the 6th best RB. He’ll finish the year closer to RB9 or 10 on that list but in reality some guys will score more than him who won’t pass him so in reality, an RB15 finish is probably closer to his production. If football were roto, it would be harder to worry about but I don’t know how much to count on him when the playoffs hit.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: me neither, football is such a crapshoot compared to baseball. Look at Mike James racking up 158 yards against the Seahawks, who could of called that, who would of thought he would of got half those yards. I still like my tiers style. He should be 12th by the end.

                    • Sky

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                      I go either way. I think tiers are better suited for drafting for me. Once we’re this far into the season, to me it’s more about who’s gonna outperform whom. Too much slip/slide but I see the point in tiers and know people like them even at this stage of the season. Man, next year I think I wanna try what Grey did with buy/sell on a Friday but to either take over the Targets article or do ROS rankings for Wednesday mornings. Just too much going on with in-week games. TNF can be a bear.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: so are these posts really just so us that already sold or bought the guys you’re mentioning can gloat to ourselves? since RCL’ers won’t get value attempting the very things they just read about, other than the “value” of saying, hey, i sold moreno a week before Sky told us to, so there!

  35. tom says:
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    Need help for standard league.. better ww pick up for rest of year .R matthews wr mia or D hopkins wr hou thanks so much for the time

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      standard, I think Hopkins has more upside. Better YPR

      • tom says:
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        @Sky:

        as always thanks so much for taking the time ..appreciate the info

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, thanks for reading.

  36. Btdrnks says:
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    For this week…

    Starting 2 Rbs, 2 Wrs and Flex
    Rbs: Tate/Lacy/Andre Brown/Miller
    Wrs: Megatron, Gordon, Allen, Boldin, Dobson
    Who do I start?? Obviously Megatron and Lacy, but beyond that?

    How about DST? Carolina or NYJets?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t reviewed rankings so my raw reaction is

      Lacy/Brown/Megatron/Gordon/Allen

      Carolina but it’s probably close

  37. Dead Heads says:
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    Should I play Giants D/ST or the Bills D/ST this week? Bills have been solid past 4 weeks and lead the league in INTs, and Geno could definitely throw some more for possible pick 6, I’m a little worried the Giants go back to sucking majorly even though they’re playing the Packers 3rd string QB (who should’ve been the 2nd string looking back on it). Thoughts???

  38. booya says:
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    Would you trade Geo for Stacy? I wasn’t planning on starting Geo this week…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Geo? Do you mean Giovani?

      • booya says:
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        @Sky: Yes, Geo Bernard

        • booya says:
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          @booya: errr Gio Bernard, there we go

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @booya: I’d take Stacy there.

  39. Zandy says:
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    Lamar and sproles for demarco?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure

  40. Kevin says:
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    I’m in a 0.5 ppr league. Who do i put in my flex out of Amendola, Shorts, and Ivory? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No matchups and I haven’t worked on rankings so I’m flying blind here. I’ll say Shorts.

  41. TomtheBod says:
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    @sky

    I was offered the following trade: Demaryius Thomas for Moreno straight up (I get Thomas). You’d make the trade, right?

    It’s a 10 team standard scoring re-draft league. My team is as follows:

    QB- Stafford
    RB – McCoy
    RB – Moreno
    WR – Antonio Brown
    WR – Torrey Smith
    TE – Jimmy Graham
    Flex – Steven Ridley

    Bench:
    RB – Andre Brown
    RB – Vereen
    RB – Leonard
    WR – Keenan Allen
    TE – Julius Thomas

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take DT there.

      • TomtheBod says:
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        @Sky: Alright, thanks a lot.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool

  42. Fantasy>Life says:
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    What’s up Sky, what do you think of my roster

    12 team PPR Keeper
    Record- 4-6 (1st place lol)

    Russell Wilson
    Alfred Morris
    Frank Gore
    Vincent Jackson
    TY Hilton
    Erik Decker
    Rob Gornkowski
    Woodhead/Alshon Jeffrey/ Colston/ Cooper/ Bowe
    Gostkowski
    Bengals D

    Thanks for your thoughts mate

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It looks good. Little thinner on RBs then I’d like to be but you have a solid starting lineup. Weird record for 1st place but it’s a good looking team. Should be competitive.

      • Fantasy>Life says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks for the compliment mate!
        Hope I can keep the luck going into the playoffs.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Here’s to it sustaining. Good luck!

  43. Fantasy>Life says:
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    Hello mate, rate my roster if you would
    12 team PPR keeper
    Record: 4-6 (1st place somehow)

    Russell Wilson
    Alfred Morris
    Frank Gore
    Vincent Jakson
    TY. Hilton
    Erik Decker
    Rob Gronkowski
    Woodhead/Alshon Jeffrey/ Colston/Cooper/Bowe

    Thanks for your thoughts mate

  44. Scott says:
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    Thoughts on the trade I just pulled for Zac Stacey. Gave away Foles, Cooper, and Sunshine Ray Rice. This was the perfect opportunity since the team I traded with is in a must win situation with a need for a QB/WR and Stacey is on a bye week.

    My Starting Core would be the following:

    Stafford
    Zach Stacey
    Giovani B
    Andre Brown / Amendola
    Demaryius T
    Garcon
    Cameron
    Streamline D/ST
    Prater

    Feeling okay in a 14 man non pper league where no teams are perfect. For sure I gave a lot of depth, but I feel I still have the pieces in Andre Brown and Amendola to make the necessary flex rotations.

    Oh and this is coming from a Doug Martin > Mike James owner! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s hope Andre and Stacey can stay healthy. And good riddance to Ray Rice!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You gave up alot to get Stacy only. Probably should’ve received at least one piece extra in return. Understand the sell of Rice but Foles/Cooper should’ve netted you at least 1 extra piece.

      I hear ya on Dougie and James…painful fantasy year in Tampa Bay.

  45. Ron says:
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    I know the ranks aren’t out yet but perhaps you can give me a sneak peak….

    Keenum vs. OAK
    or
    Kaep at NO

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keenum

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    attempting to move Moreno/Bennett for gronk turned into
    a. me finding out this opp does value Bennett over his graham (HOU), which is good for me but also
    b. owner came back with this awful gibberish
    his nicks/royal (I don’t want on my team at all this guy?/ gronk/ellington for my Charles/d-jax/Bennett. I told him there’s no one on his team i’d give Charles for (forte is opp’s version of that). Opp does shoot HIGH on his offers. Laughing gas high.
    1we’ve already gone over dola/Moreno being fair for nicks/gronk how about if I add in Bennett (I won’t need after getting gronk anyway) to this?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: and if that doesn’t stick (this twit will come back asking for at least d-jax probably, even though he’s the one who needs RB help, i’m 8-2 and likely winning division and half my buy-in back, unlike his playoff-scratching-for-existence)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: forgot to finish sentence…if that doesn’t stick simply give up on this guy and go Moreno for Reed str up (different owner) sound about right?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sure

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2: Sure, try w/Bennett

  47. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Talks of Miles coming back after bye. How does that effect Williams’ value?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Same question. Harvin and Tate.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Similar situation. Harvin is a slot receiver, Golden really isn’t. A few less targets but the quality of the targets should increase. Flat.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hard to say. Miles has struggled all year and Terrance has been very good. I’d think Miles takes reps from Beasley, not Terrance. Might open the field a bit if he comes back strong. Doesn’t make Terrance worse in my book.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Thank you kind sir.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, Mr. Dinner

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: May I have anotha?
          I’m a Lamar owner. Well aware of the fact that the Phins are in a 75-25 pass/run split. Considering picking up Rishard to start over Tate. Both great matchups but Rishard seems to be Tanihill’s new boy roy. Looks like a volume play. What say you?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Which Tate? PPR I’d be tempted but I still don’t think Monday night is reflective of the Dolphin’s actually playcalling attack (it’s actually 59-41) nor does it mean Rishard has arrived unless there’s news he’s gonna play all over the field this weekend. They were playing from two scores behind when he started racking up points in 3 WR sets.

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Sky: Noted. Unfortunately, their play calling is like my buddy playing Madden.1st down run up the middle. 2-3 down shot gun empty backfield. I wonder if they are passing it?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Haha, well it’s not that kind of bad. It’s the kind where you run it off the left side that’s been decimated by suspensions and guys not on your team over and over and then go ‘welp, running’s not working today, time to pass’. Philbin and his egg head needs to go.

                • Chicken Dinner says:
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                  @Sky: Agreed. Last one I swear.
                  PPR
                  My RBs Forte/Ellington/Lamar/Vereen/Ball

                  Rainey (more likely to play) or Knile (lottery)

                  I have a spot open.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Give Rainey a shot. It should be clear this weekend between Leonard and Rainey who’s the best back to own in TB. Knile you’re just playing the waiting game.

  48. CL says:
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    Sky: I can get Gronk for either Moreno or Woodhead in 12 team PPR. I’m thinking of sending Moreno for the reason you state above… I have Vereen and steven jackson on my bench right now.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d do that, actually. Woodhead has been solid in his own way, don’t think that changes enough to worry about him.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: I have Shady, Woodhead and Moreno starting for me (RB, RB, flex). It’s clearly why this is a 10-0 team. With Jackson, Vereen and even Mike Wallace on my bench with Bryce Brown, I feel like moving Moreno to get the #1A TE in the game, in a PPR, could be my pièce de résistance and lock this bitch up.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool, go for it

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: wish i was in your league, i have a 5-5 opp fighting for playoffs who won’t even give me gronk for bennett/moreno, and other than forte, is weak at RB.

  49. Pat says:
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    Ignoring this week (I’m already a lock for the playoffs) would you trade Ben Tate to receive DeMarco Murray? If I do, am I absolutely ripping the face off of someone who is desperately trying to avoid last place during these coming 3 weeks and can’t afford Murray’s bye week, or is it a win-win?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Murray’s a great player. You’re pretty much being given a leg up trade for your team in the long run.

      • Pat says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, Sky. You think the other side has a reasonable shot of doing better with Ben Tate for the next 3 weeks than with Murray? That is, is it a win-win for him?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Pat: Not really. One side is giving up the best player. Just depends if that fits his needs.

  50. @CaliforniaJag says:
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    Dez trade…0.5 PPR league and we start 2 RB, 3 WR, flex.

    I HAVE Dez. Three weeks left in the regular season and I need to win at least two to make the playoffs, so Dez’s bye hurts.

    I’ve been offered Reggie Bush, Joique, and Shorts for Dez, Ellington, and Starks. RB has been an issue for me all year; I drafted David Wilson. I have Alfred Morris, Ivory, Ellington, Helu, Starks, Shonn Greene, and Ball at RB. I have Dez, Jordy, VJax, Burleson, and Rishard at WR. Do I pull the trigger? Bail? Other?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t think it helps your team by making you start Rishard, Shorts or Burleson every week. It’s fair, just don’t think it changes your team enough to make the move.

      • @CaliforniaJag says:
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        I’d start Shorts every week.

        @Sky:

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I’m saying I don’t know if that really improves your team enough to make the move.

  51. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I won’t try anything for Moreno. I’ll leave it as is. But man I don’t know who to play this week. I’m impatiently waiting tomorrow’s rankings. And I can’t find anyone to do a 2 for 1, so I don’t know if I should just cut Rivers to get Vereen off of IR or what.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well, I wouldn’t be starting Vereen this week anyways so you have time. Who knows, injury might strike. If you can’t make a trade to make it work this week, wait until next week and see how things fall.

      Yeah, I’ve been busy with work all day. Gonna have to do a lot of scouring tonight.

  52. Zandy says:
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    Last one for the day… I promise… Sproles and Lamar for spiller? Standard league
    Thanks boss

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nope

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: I had crossies so I have one more based on talking to the owner… What would you give up for AP? Lamar Sproles Hilton? Lamar Ellington Hilton?
        He has demarco on bye and no other healthy rb – so needs 2 rbs and a WR

        My team is: Brees Calvin Hilton Stacy Lamar Keenan reed BN: Sproles Ellington shonn Rainey ogre witten ssmith sjohnson

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m not trading Hilton if it means I have to start Smith or Johnson on a weekly basis. Stevie is hurt and Smith has been pretty underwhelming. Besides, a bit of a kitchen sink trade. Would you accept that if you had AP?

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: if I’m in a league where no one trades and I’m on the fringe for the playoffs and my roster is Peyton JamesJones Hartiline ap demarco gates martellus with bench players like reece and kenbrell and royal….
            I’d have to think about it right?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Zandy: Sure, but it would most likely lead me to find a better deal if I’m interested in making a move. Again, you can try just highly doubt that’s accepted in the first place.

  53. Ron says:
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    Would you trade a healthy Kaep for an injured Rodgers with the fantasy playoffs in sight?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Depends who my other QB is

      • Ron says:
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        @Sky: Other QB is Keenum. Would you do that deal?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Ron: Reasonable, go for it.

  54. Joe G says:
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    Sky would you trade brandon marshall for matt forte? I have WR TY Hilton,André johnson,kennen allen, Eric decker, and in my rb darren sproles, danny woodhead, pierre Thomas, trent richardson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trade makes sense for you

  55. goodfold2 says:
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    if nothing works out with the gronk owner, should i go immediately to 1.moreno for reed str up, or should i try 2. moreno for hilton str up AND then come back at gronk owner willing to give up one or some mix of dola/hilton/nelson/d-jax with bennett for gronk?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think rather than peppering the Gronk owner if the first deal doesn’t go through, you should ask him what he wants/needs at this point or you’re gonna go on a wild goose chase. Moreno for TY is fair.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: what he’s wanted all year in his own proposals is way more than any sane person would give (he tried to move martin to me the same night he got hurt, tried to move r.white to me twice (for d-jax or nelson) after I told him white hasn’t been healthy all year) however, he may move gronk for one of nelson/d-jax with bennett, but i’d only do that if I had a 4th decent WR, like dola/hilton/nelson/d-jax would allow. I’ll send the moreno for hilton out and hope that goes, worst case I have much deeper WR’s and have to bench a very good one every week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sounds like he might just be an unreasonable trade partner. Start the talk with him about Gronk before sending the trade his way. Get a feel for what he needs and to see if he’s reasonable.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: @Sky: if he demands d-jax with bennett, AND I can get hilton for moreno, is this lineup
            nelson/dola/hilton/floyd (start only 3)
            gronk,

            better than

            nelson/dola/d-jax/hilton/floyd
            reed

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              It’s not better

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Sky: sorry, forgot i’m attempting to use moreno to get either reed or hilton, and if i get hilton i can either keep him or use him for gronk, so the correct question is, is
                nelson/hilton/dola/floyd
                gronk
                better than
                nelson/dola/d-jax/floyd
                reed
                as i can’t get both reed and hilton.

  56. Greg says:
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    12 Team short bench league, standard scoring. I need to drop one and pick up a kicker(!) to insure I don’t have an illegal lineup. I’m leaning McFadden…or Jennings, but based on my team you tell me:

    Starting this Wk (other than TE/D/kicker):
    Keenum
    Andre Brown
    McCoy
    Keenan Allen
    Antonio Brown
    Brandon Marshall

    Bench/Must Drop 1 (for a Kicker) :
    McFadden
    Rashad Jennings
    Romo
    Vereen
    Reuben Randle
    Dez

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Greg: unless your league has guys close to randle on waivers i’d take weakest of jennings/run DMC, of course i’m not sure who that is. Were you really going to drop Dez if Sky told you to? No.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      DMC

  57. Brown L says:
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    Am one spot out of the playoffs, and facing a pretty tough matchup this week. I picked up Keenum two weeks ago in anticipation of Russell Wilson’s Week 12 bye, and now a guy in my league is offering Jordan Cameron straight up for Keenum. I’ve been struggling at TE all year, and am currently starting C. Clay. Is this a no brainer?

    Other possible QB pickups on the wire for week 12 are Fitzpatrick (vs. OAK), Pryor (vs. TEN), and Scott Tolzein (vs. MIN). Good enough substitutes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      A ROS trade for a guy you only planned on using once makes a lot of sense to me. Go for it.

    • Greg says:
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      No…but I felt he needed to know my team, to give an informed response. He may have thought Randle was expendable, knowing I had Dez, etc.

  58. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    which of these is best this week as in 14 teamer i already had TEN from last week with KC on bye and I sure as hell ain’t playing them this week @DEN, but even more surely ain’t dropping them either
    TEN vs IND (Thurs)
    HOU vs OAK
    NYJ @BUF (NYJ great against run, and BUF has no decent healthy WR)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t know if I trust Jets away from home or I’d say them. I’d give TEN a shot. Their weakness is against the run and Indy doesn’t know how to do that.

  59. Pete says:
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    Does giving Reed and getting Allen make sense for upside (assuming TE more than well covered already)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yep

  60. Pete says:
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    What can I target if I package the KC Defense with a WR like Douglas or Golden Tate? Someone like Ben Tate realistic or aim higher? My feeling is that whoever bites will be have to feel that KC will continue to put up the points which they won’t at this clip…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Pete: selling high on KC def good idea, but do you really want a RB with 4 broken ribs who’s yet to have a really good game for it? I doubt that would be “selling high”. Isn’t KC best in fantasy in most systems this year so far?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, you’re not gonna get much from that trade. I’d be surprised if even Tate was offered to you.

  61. Farm says:
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    Would you drop Vick at this stage in a 2qb league for Fitzpatrick or EJ? Flacco and TannMan are my other two. Can only roster 3 QBs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would. Sounds like you can play matchups. I haven’t ranked this week but I’d lean Fitzpatrick for week 11.

  62. Mike says:
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    Hello, 10 team , I need a defense – here’s who I’m looking at: Packers, Broncos, Patriots, Jets, Browns, Chargers

    Also need a kicker; here’s who I’m looking at, Dawson, Nick Novak, Folk & Matt bryant

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Matchups matter. I haven’t reviewed rankings yet so it’s hard to say without that info. On the surface, Pats/Folk

      • Mike says:
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        @Sky:
        Very true– I was leaning on the pats D & folk, I currently have a claim for Pats since they were dropped tues & they’ll be available tomowrow. If someone snags pats (which I think they will) then it’s the other options but like you said matchups matter.

        I love the matchup for V-Jax vs ATL this week but do you see ATL doubling him, he could still have a good day fantasy wise but maybe not good enough. I also have Josh Gordon, Larry fitz

        Would you look to trade one of my WR’s for a TE? My TE is martellus Bennett, I’ve done the math & since week 5 he has a combined fantasy score of 24. If I were to do a trade, I was looking around at the league mates who have two TE’s- those are Jordan Reed/Tim Wright, Greg Olsen/ Gronk, jimmy graham/Jordan Cameron,

        For either reed, wright, Olsen , gronk what do you think it would take to aquire those?
        Graham is off the table that owner already he’s not being traded, but Jordan Cameron is intriguing – would you trade le’veon bell , Antonio brown, or Josh Gordon for him ?

        Here’s my team
        RB’s: Forte, R. Bush, Spiller, vereen, L. Bell

        WR’s: Larry fitz, Vincent Jackson, Antonio brown, Josh Gordon , TY Hilton.

        QB’s: Romo, just added Brady week 9 because he was dropped

        TE: m. Bennett

        & u know about the d & kicker

        • Mike says:
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          @Bryan: @Mike:

          The Jordan Cameron owner also has:
          Darren McFadden, Jamaal Charles, Donald brown, Lamar miller, desean Jackson, dez Bryant, bowe, Thompkins, Torrey smith

          The gronk / Olsen owner also has: alf Morris, Demarco Murray,MJD, Brandon Marshall, Andre Johnson, Steve smith, Stevie Johnson,

          The Reed/ wright owner also has: Lesean McCoy, Andre brown, Pierre Thomas, Rashad Jennings , colston, deandre Hopkins, Jarrett Boykin, jordy Nelson, Alshon Jeffery

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cameron has underperformed of late. Sounds like an overpay to me. Could Try Fitz there or for Reed. I’m not comfortable with your RB depth to suggest selling from it. Gronk would have to be Brown probably, not something I would advise.

  63. Bryan says:
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    Thoughts on Andre Johnson ROS? Was thinking of offering Maybe Josh Gordon and Ellington for Him or even Harvin

    I have Desean, Garcon starting and have Roddy, Gordon and Harvin on my bench.

    McCoy, Stacy, Andre Brown, and Ellington are my rostered RBs.

    Am I offering too much, Andre helps me this week especially with Stacy on a bye.

    Trade deadline is today.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d try Gordon straight up or maybe Harvin/Ellington but Gordon/Ellington is a bit much.

  64. Prez says:
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    I traded moreno, cruz and djax for lynch and marshall two weeks ago… Pop my collar for beating you to the punch!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      *Prez poses in Flava Flav arms crossed stance*

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    earlier i asked if one set of WR/TE was better than another, but I forgot hilton couldn’t be in both. start 3 WR, 1 TE, no flex
    nelson/dola/hilton/floyd/gronk
    or
    nelson/dola/d-jax/floyd/reed

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Top one

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: got it, so i need to try the either get gronk, later hilton, or get hilton letting me get gronk (due to more depth, not necessarily hilton himself, although could be) plan, and leave the reed plan in reserve in case of either not being able to get gronk and/or hilton. waiting on emails from all 3 owners now, thank god it’s the 22nd not end of this week like I had thought (deadline)

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha

  66. Ron says:
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    If you absolutely had to trade one of these RBs for a pressing need, which 2 would be first and second to go…

    Forte, Stacy, Woodhead, Mathews, S. Jax, Vereen, Gio

  67. Markus says:
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    Just wondering what your thoughts were on my team – PPR, 9-1 so far.

    Starters

    Peyton
    Lynch
    Gore
    Andre Brown
    Demaryious
    Shorts
    Gonzo
    Folk
    Cards

    Bench:

    Big Ben
    PThomas
    Turbin
    Hunter
    KWright
    Crabtree
    Carlson
    Cobb(IR)

    Also, should I be rostering Michael instead of Turbin, for Lynch’s handcuff?

  68. Louis says:
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    Would you give up Stafford and Fitz to take Ryan and Cruz? I’m trying to upgrade my WR2.

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