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Let’s face it, the Colts have had a pretty rough year at the running back position to date. After throwing down some cash on Ahmad Bradshaw to be their lead back in the off-season, Bradshaw only plays in three games and doesn’t even register fifty total touches before going down for the rest of the season with a major, career-threatening injury.  His backup?  Well that would be none other than Vick Ballard who went down after game one of the season with a torn ACL.  And as we know, the Colts got bold and traded for T-Rich and well…yeah, we all know how well that’s going.  But underneath the inconsistency and frustration, a man has been playing lights out with limited touches and even less fanfare for Indy.  Well, until Thursday Night Football that is.  Donald Brown has been the supposed backup or third stringer in the Colts offense since game one of the season but most likely bought himself a bit more playing time rolling forward after his 14 carries for 80 yards and 2 touchdowns while chipping in 14 on a catch.  Many forget Brown himself was a first round pick out of Connecticut in 2009 but it’s for good reason: he’s performed nowhere near this level his entire career.  The hesitant DB we all know from the past seems to have vanished and a confident, quick bursting Donald has emerged.  Despite the Colts offensive line woes, DB has averaged 5.9 yards per carry this season and looks to get a few more touches moving forward after tonight’s performance.  After all the off-season movement that has led to wasted money and draft picks, Donald can finally drag Irsay into the board room and utter those infamous words: you’re fired.  In other news from TNF for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Chris Johnson – For those of you who own CJ, I sure hope you turned the game off after the first quarter and spent the rest of your night dreaming about how good of a game he must’ve had.  On a night where you have 70 yards and 2 TDs after 1 quarter, your night shouldn’t end with 84 total yards (86 on the ground, -2 on one measly catch).  An open letter from Fantasy Football fans everywhere: Dear Mike Munchak, this is how you lose to a team like the Jaguars.  PS, from Donald Brown: You’re Fired.

Ryan Fitzpatrick – After ranking him 13th for QBs, this wasn’t quite the night I had in mind but it wasn’t a complete bust either: 22/28 for 222 and a TD to go with 26 yards on the ground.  I guess I can be thankful he didn’t play like the Schitzcraptrick we know he can.  The Titans played slow down football after jumping out to a 17-3 lead so we didn’t get to see Ryan do much throw the air until the 4th or maybe we’d be calling him Fitzhatrick after a 3 TD night.

Coby Fleener – On a night where Luck was having some accuracy issues, Fleener was the lone bright spot in the passing game, posting 107 yards on 8 catches from 10 targets.  A night like that is a perfect example of why I ranked Fleener in the top 10 for TEs in my weekly rankings.  Yup, one spot behind Marcedes Lewis.  Man, that’s gonna sting, I can already feel it.

Andrew Luck – As I previously mentioned a whole 1/4th of an inch above, Luck’s been dealing with some accuracy issues.  I don’t think it’s a huge cause for concern but I do think he’s been ‘seeing ghosts’ as they say and has been bailing on some throws prematurely due to some of the shots he’s been taking of late.  Hard to say I blame him, the o-line has been seemingly worse for wear the last few weeks.  Though the end line wasn’t terrible – 23/36 for 232 and 31 on the ground with a rushing TD – it definitely is a good example of the good but not great nights he’s been having.  Basically, we drafted Luck as a low end QB1 and that has been his output.  BUT WE WANTED MORE!

Shonn Greene - We want to get Greene about 15 touches a game moving foward.  So sayeth the Munchak.  After the first week back from injury of getting 10 I was like, ‘ok, Munchak, not great but not terrible.  We’ll do better next week’.  Then he got 12 and I was like ‘ok, Munchak, a little better but still not hitting the sweet spot’.  Then tonight after getting 3 I was all like ‘ok, Munchak, say hello to Donald Brown: YOU’RE FIRED’.

Kendall Wright – Here’s what I said about Kendall when I said to BUY him a few weeks back: We’re not talking Josh Gordon break out capability here, but sometimes simple and cheap gets you through the week.  Mmm-hmm.  Wright has been that quietly consistent guy that no one loves to own but has never left you with a goose egg at the end of the night, especially in PPR leagues.  After another strong performance with 9 catches for 80 yards on 12 targets, I hope the price was right for Wright.

Trent Richardson – What can be said at this point?  I do think T-Rich was mishandled when brought into the fold with the Colts.  I do think they did a poor job of setting a run game plan that fits his style.  I do think the Colts were stupid to spend that much on a running back in this day and age and how much football has changed over the last few years.  But the flip side to all of this is T-Rich looks hesitant, runs like he’s got a granny panties’ depends load in the back and was a top 5 pick who shouldn’t need a particular game plan to make him look good when it’s all said and done.  I think the most apt description I’ve seen of Trent so far has been Cedric Benson only with a better rookie year.  T-Rich is gonna have to get more aggressive before he looks good on tape again.  Well, I don’t know how good he looks on THAT tape.  Sorry, Hulk, T-Rich, et al.  When a male is the lead in the scandalous sex tape being shopped, I’m not all that giddy about watching.

Delanie Walker – In a game that features TY Hilton, breakout candidate WRs like Justin Hunter and even great receiving backs like CJ?K, of course the lone TD catch would go to Delanie…of course.  Walker finished the night with 10/91, catching all of his targets and further boosting my fear of that Marcedes TE ranking.  I’m gonna look so stupid for that come Monday morning next week.

159 Responses

  1. will says:
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    Was offered Reggie Bush and Jordan Reed for my Jamaal Charles….seems like a no-brainer but I’m afraid of Bush’s injury history. 0.5PPR league and my current TE is waiver grab of the week.
    Am I over thinking this?
    Thanks!

    • CL says:
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      @will: Bush is an injury risk. I’d have a tough time doing that trade… 2-for-1s turn me off. You know who the best player in that deal is, albeit, Bush is good too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @will: I’d take the trade, personally. It’s a gamble but Reed makes the deal worth it in my book.

  2. Jep says:
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    Carpet Munchak!
    Ha yeah I felt good about CJ2TDK when the Nyquil hit! Woke up this morning, what a let down, but can’t complain cuz glad I put him in my flex. Was tetering between him, Vereen, Percy.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Jep: same here. It was between him, Ridley, Gordon, and Harvin and I went with him. I’ll gladly take 20.9 points out of one flex spot before the Sunday games. Would I have wanted more after that first quarter? Yeah, but I really can’t complain much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jep: Ha! Yeah, end line was great for fantasy but from a real football perspective, I’m changing his name to Mike Schmuckchak.

  3. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    10 team std league can only play 2 RBs and 3 WRs and no-flex.

    Trade Question: Offered Ellington for Percy Harvy.Your view pls?

    My Rbs are : Frank Gore / Stacy / Andre Brown / MJD

    My WRS are : Calvin Johnson / Kennan Allen / Wes Welker /Dez Bryant/ Percy Harvin

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jagan: I’d rather see what Harvin does. You’re not starting Ellington over Gore or Stacy any week.

    • Romo schromo says:
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      @Jagan: std league? Use protection.

  4. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    I can’t believe the Colts thought adding Richardson was going to fix their running game permanently when their offensive line was so woeful. And I never got the DB hatred, really. Seems as though as RB’s mature, they discern which holes to hit hard versus when to wait on them to open and DB seems to have finally gotten that WHILE still having 1st round pedigree & youth on his side. If and when T-Rich gets it, he’ll be good but it isn’t gonna help the Colts or fantasy owners this season.

    PS: if it seems I’m bitter I am because I drafted Bradshaw and was giddy as a schoolgirl after Ballard went down only to see that stupid trade happen literally hours later & watch his potential go w/injury days later. Granted, I navigated through it thanks to Razzball’s help on the wires & trades, but the Colts are still morons.

    • the imp says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): Right there with you on Bradshaw. Of course, the way it played out, he might have overtaken TRich just like Donald has, but got hurt before we could find that out.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): Trust me when I say I’m with you on all of what you’re saying. T-Rich is a workhorse back. His body can take the abuse but he’s not an AP type who can play above poor play. The fact the Colts didn’t know this before the trade and play him like they have/did just boggles my mind.

      Very true about RBs learning with due time. Spiller was a bust after just a season. RB success is so much a product of style so many times. It’s why I was surprised they went and got Bradshaw in the first place. Vick was serviceable and fit the offense well. It’s clear the Colts were coached by Peyton to greatness over those years because I’m seeing a lot of idiocy going on there right now.

  5. kyle says:
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    Offensive Position: Pryor, Palmer, Jennings, or Cecil Shorts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @kyle: Assuming that’s Rashad Jennings, him. If not, Palmer.

  6. kyle e says:
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    OP: Pryor, Palmer, Jennings, or Cecil Shorts?

  7. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I’m sending Delanie Walker a Christmas card this year. He scored more points for my TE position last night than my TE position has scored for me over the past 4 weeks (added together!).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Ha, nice. I can’t believe how much him and Wright got targeted. Ridiculous numbers for the night.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: Fitzi likes his big TE’s in the red zone. Hopefully it continues because I don’t have any other options at TE. it’s been a revolving door for me most of the season.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Yeah, I have a few leagues like that. I hope I’ve solved mine with Ertz

  8. the imp says:
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    Hi Sky,

    Earlier this week you ranked my WRs ROS in PPR: Gordon/Nicks/Amendola/Boykin/SSmith

    Given that I was surprised you put Smith so high for the week (ranked second out of my receivers). I want to play SSmith partly because I don’t trust Nicks or Boykin to get enough targets, but worry about him being shadowed by Talib and know my other receivers have better upside.

    Can I ask you what you saw in SSmith’s matchup that has given us some confidence that he’ll be a WR2/3 this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: He’s still gonna draw plenty of targets. Honestly, WR3 this week is pretty wide open this week. A lot of names that are bubble plays like Randle or Boykin could outperform him but if it turns into a bit of a shootout with NE, Smith will be involved. If Talib does start, though, I’d be inclined to drop him. I’ll know a bit more this weekend; he might slip back down.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Makes sense to me. Good to know you haven’t factored in Talib yet and that Smith is more WR3 than WR2 this week.
        Of course, the problem with playing matchups with a team full of RB2s and WR3s is that the odds are always in your favor you’ll screw up. Picking the right RB out of 3 similar RBs is about a 33% play. Picking 2 of 4 WRs is a 12.5% play, plus you’ve got all the guys on the wire that will blow up and do better. Same with streaming DSTs, though they feel a bit easier than WR to figure out.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: Yeah, I hear ya. It gets dicey down there.

  9. Wilsonian says:
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    Mr. Sky, I have yet one more question for you. So I have New England in my lineup right now. Carolina is available, and they have been the second most valuable Defense in our league this season. Obviously, New England can put up a ton of points. But do you see much difference between me playing Carolina this week over NE? I’m wondering because Carolina has a great schedule the next two weeks and would coast me into the Playoffs and I don’t want to lose out on them for that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: I ranked them 8th and 9th yesterday so I don’t have a major preference between the two. If you’re thinking forward, go for it.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: done and done. Can’t imagine they’re THAT much different this week. But the next couple weeks look good. Then they have New Orleans on 2 of 3 weeks down the stretch. That doesn’t look too good, but they’ve been a strong D all season.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yup agree. Their offense is what holds them back most weeks

  10. joeasaurus says:
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    I was just offered a trade giving Andre Brown and getting T-Rich. It’s a dynasty league think he still has upside?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @joeasaurus: Upside is associated with usage and being on the right team. Covered my thoughts on him pretty well up above. I wouldn’t make that trade for the reasons I talked about.

  11. Mike says:
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    Need a DEF this week…..Cleve,giants,or jets
    Thanks!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: CLE for me

  12. Rags says:
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    Non PPR. Would you start Sproles, Ivory, Mike Wallace or G. Tate in your flex?

    I see you have Wallace ranked higher than Tate, but you have Wilson as the number 1 QB, and Wallace might be injured (and is completely inconsistent). Does it make a difference that I’m starting Lynch at RB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Rags: I play the best players in the best set up. I’d play all three Denver receivers and Moreno if I had them.

      If the injury is serious, I’ll move Wallace down but his matchup is nicer on paper. I have Wilson #1 because he spreads the ball around. He doesn’t usually have just one receiver with big numbers so it’s hard to hit on Tate week to week.

      • Rags says:
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        @Sky: Thanks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  13. Dave says:
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    Donald Brown a low end flex type ROS? Who would you rather have in a .5PPR him or Vereen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vereen. Still don’t think the Colts are smart enough to give him his due

  14. SoSayethI says:
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    Hey sky, first time posting on the football section of razzball. Have a trade dilemma I need some help with.

    10 team ppr, I’m currently #1 and looking desperately for a QB.
    My WR are green, Andre Johnson, and Antonio brown(flex). I’ve decided they’re untouchable for my playoff push.
    At RB I have gore, woodhead, McFadden, spiller, Andre brown, and leveon bell. I figure with my depth I can trade RB for a QB as I’m currently sitting with keenum (who I dropped eli for) and rothelisberger.

    I’ve got two offers on the table gore for Rodgers straight up or gore for rivers. Neither will take anything less than gore (I’ve tried repeatedly) which one do you do?
    Also related I have Carolina at DSt but with two gamess during FF playoffs vs the saints, I’m looking for another option. I really like the Bengals and was hoping to combine the trades. Rodgers and the Bengals for gore and….? I already offered McFadden and he laughed. Do you think gore and bell is too steep of price for broken collar bone Rodgers and the Bengals D?

    • Sky

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      @SoSayethI: Hey thanks for reading!

      You shouldn’t be trading for a defense, let alone an RB2 for a defense. Secondly, Keenum has performed really well and has a solid schedule down the stretch. I don’t think you need to be making a move. Enjoy your depth.

  15. CL says:
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    D. Brown is available… would you dump your fill in kicker and not play a kicker for him if you had already clinched a playoff spot?

    Or, would you rather have Brown over Vereen, SJax, or Bryce Brown (Iown Shady)?

    • Sky

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      Bryce would be my drop

  16. The Dude says:
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    I was offered Zac Stacy for Jordy Nelson.

    We start 2RB 3WR and a Flex. My RB situation is not a thing of beauty after losing Muscle Hamster and bailing early on Ivory. I’m left with a backfield of:

    A. Ellington
    R. Matthews
    P. Thomas
    R. Jennings
    B. Pierce

    Meanwhile my top 3 WR are studly, but fall off after that:

    B. Marshall
    D. Thomas
    J. Nelson
    B. Hartline

    Stacy would be an upgrade for me at RB, but would losing Jordy be too much?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Dude: I think you can make do with the collection of RBs you have, personally. Just play matchups. Jordy as your WR3 is pretty nice.

  17. Andrew says:
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    I have Stafford as my lone QB with a major hole at TE (H. Miller and T. Wright). I’ve been offered Jordan Reed and Aaron Rodgers for Stafford, but the only QBs on waivers are Pryor, Geno, Henne, and Glennon.

    Should I accept this trade for the ultimate risk/reward? Standard 12-team league.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Andrew: Nope, not a good move

  18. Brendan says:
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    Looking to improve at the WR and I’m currently overloaded at RB. How is this trade?

    Give: Marshawn Lynch, Darren McFadden, Darren Sproles
    Receive: A.J. Green, Alfred Morris

    I’m nervous about giving up Marshawn Lynch because he’s such a beast and my 1st round pick, but he has a couple of tough matchups in weeks 15 and 16 and I also have Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin, and DeSean Jackson who will all be on a bye for week 12. After this trade, here would be my lineup:

    QB: Russell Wilson
    RB: Alfred Morris, DeMarco Murray, Andre Brown, Danny Woodhead
    WR: DeSean Jackson, Josh Gordon, A.J. Green, Kendall Wright, Percy Harvin, Reuben Randle
    TE: Rob Gronkowski, Jared Cook
    K: Steven Hauscha
    DST: Been streaming the whole season with good success, currently have Arizona

    The other owner is in need of an RB since Alfred Morris is his only viable starter. My league starts 2 RB, 3 WR, and a FLEX.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Brendan: It’s a good trade. Go for it

  19. Mr. Glass says:
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    question i was just offered Jordy for my Moreno, now i could use a WR since im rolling with B marsh, Shorts, Harry D & T. Williams but my Backs are Moreno, AP, Sproles, & MJD so im not sure if i can pull the trigger on the deal i was thinking of countering with Moreno & Shorts for Nelson and Zach Stacey not sure if itll be accepted but moreno for Nelson doesnt seem like a good deal for me

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Glass: You don’t have the RB depth to make that move. You can try your idea but I wouldn’t give you Stacy/Nelson for those two.

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Sky: yeah thats what i figured on the depth i was thinking moreno might get shut down in the fantasy playoffs so it was kinda intriguing

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Mr. Glass: I definitely understand that. Just Sproles or MJD every week would hurt your lineup too much.

  20. Cram It says:
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    Just curious Sky, did you have any #1 overall picks this year in your drafts, and if so, did you use any to not take AP?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cram It: I actually didn’t have any #1s this year, sadly. The times where I was #2 or #3, it was Martin or Charles depending on who was there.

  21. Jose Zamudio Graff says:
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    Hi! I’m not sure who to start in PPR league, QB is Stafford without question, RBs are Peterson and Chris Johnson (already played), TE is Olsen, K Folk, I already started Kendall Wright at WR and the questions are who to start at the other WR and FLEX between Vincent Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Ellington… Also need to choose between Kansas DEF or Houston… Thanks…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jose Zamudio Graff: Houston is going to be moving up the charts for me because McGloin is starting. I’d go with them. I’d go VJax and Fitz.

  22. Topsy says:
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    Kaepernick or J McCown this week?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Topsy: MCCOWN

  23. Steve G says:
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    PPR League, pick 2: Kennan Allen or Jordy Nelson, Demeryias Thomas

    Thank you

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve G: DT, Nelson

  24. goodfold2 says:
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    v.davis owner sent trade request for moreno for his davis. i’m guessing take that over the possible hilton upgrade, since I sent out the hilton for my moreno, but got back his powell/hilton for my dola/moreno. Clearly this isn’t good as I even without moreno have Miller/vereen/j.bell whom i’d play over powell anyway. so which one,
    1 just take davis (already have bennett, along with dola/nelson/d-jax/floyd at WR, play only 3)
    or
    2 keep trying to talk down hilton owner to something more amenable.

    • Cram It says:
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      @goodfold2: What are you trying to do? Just get rid of Moreno? If those are your only RB’s, I’d probably hold Moreno there.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Cram It: no, those are the backups to charles and bush.

  25. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for possible trade purposes rank PT/a.brown/c.johnson/vereen for ROS in a PPR?

  26. Dan says:
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    Start Colston, Stills or Harvin this week?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: Colston

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Got a trade offer at the wire. It ends tonight. Here’s the offer:

    Give: Graham, Gordon, Vereen
    Get: Cameron, Welker, Stacy

    My team:

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

    0.5 PPR and I’m sure you know the bonuses by heart now. It is also a two player keeper league, so I would be losing out on the opportunity of keeping Graham for next year. But I’m also in first place and I can’t help but think this makes me better for the rest of this year. And not like keeping Green or Dez and Forte is that bad of a choice (can’t keep two of the same position). Additionally I’ll have to drop a player, either Rivers or Brown would seem to be the drop, because Vereen isn’t on my active roster.

    What do you think? Does this make me better this year and does it completely screw me for keepers?

    • Sky

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      I’d take that and bank on Welker coming back alive. Stacy as a workhorse is a nice get

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: who’s the drop then and you don’t think it kills my keepers for next year?

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          @Wilsonian: I picked up Brown today, so theoretically I could drop him and then drop Cameron for him.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: Sorry I was out and about Friday. I completely forgot we were talking keeper league. For that reason I wouldn’t do this trade. Other than Stacy, you’re not getting the better side of a keeper deal.

  28. Shadow says:
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    Since playoffs are around the corner I’m trying to plan ahead and possibly bench a decent DEF for the big push. I usually steam them, though have kept CAR for a few weeks now and digging their numbers. What say you on the best D to pick up for my stash. Was thinking Cleveland since starting week 13 they play Jaquars, Patriots, Bears & Jets. As always Thanks!

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      @Shadow: Also wondering if it’s worth dropping A. Luck to pick up C. Keenum for ROS. I know Schaub is begging to play again and no commitment from Kubiak that he won’t. I also have Foles who’s been sound though there are matchups down the road that aren’t quite as soiree as this weeks.

      • Sky

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        @Shadow: Defenses are based on matchups and I have zero clue who you have at your disposal to use. CLE is fine.

        I wouldn’t drop Luck.

      • Radio Flyer says:
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        @Shadow: Your concerns about Luck are understandable. Not the easiest schedule ahead and 4 out of the next 6 will be outdoors, where he has struggled bigtime. If Foles is available u should def pick him up. His only tough matchup is Arizona. Keenum has an easy sked too. As long as he keeps playing the way he does I don’t see how Kubiak can go away from him. I’d take Foles over Keenum and try to trade Luck.

  29. Falco says:
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    Drop shonn Greene? Pick up Dan bailey… Then on Monday drop Hartley and pick up shonn Greene? Thoughts

    • Radio Flyer says:
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      @Falco: I guess if u really want Bailey. Doubt anyone would put in a claim for Greene, aside from maybe the Chris Johnson owner.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Falco: You’re assuming you’re getting Greene back. I think that’s a big assumption.

  30. Radio Flyer says:
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    Would u move the Jets DST up after news of Stevie Johnson being ruled out? Out of curiosity, why are u low on them compared to others in the industry? I’m torn between starting them or Carolina, who’s been solid, no doubt, but I think they may get exposed a bit by a finally healthy NE offense. Thoughts?

    • Sky

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      @Radio Flyer: It’s very rare a game produces two top 10 DST. Jets will move up a little bit for me – as will HOU now that McGloin is starting – but if I’m banking on Geno Smith committing 1 or 2 TOs and putting the defense in bad spots all day, it’s hard to say that it’s gonna happen both ways. Plus the home team always comes out a bit stronger.

      The only thing that’s going to make CAR struggle is if they don’t get pressure on Tom. I have NE pulling away late but I think there’ll be plenty of sacks for them and maybe a pressure-induced INT in there as well. CAR is playing at a high level. Only thing that’s wrong with CAR is their offense.

      • Radio Flyer says:
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        @Sky: Good points. Manuel definitely takes care of the ball better compared to Geno, and he does play better at home. Could be a field position thing like u said.

        • Sky

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          Yeah, totally. If Manuel can get just a little bit going through the air – Jets are very susceptible to the long bomb this year – Jets could be in a field position struggle all day.

  31. Jay says:
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    I SELL: Knowshon and Kendall Wright
    I RECEIEVE: Hilton and Lamar Miller

    Yay or nay? I am trying to sell Knowshon and am targeting top 15 WRs…

    • Radio Flyer says:
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      @Jay: Hilton is def an upgrade over Wright. But he’s got a bit of a rough schedule ahead of him. Any way u can get a WR1 from the NFC East like DJax or Garcon? What about Andre Johnson? Those guys have cake matchups the rest of the way. I think that may be the better move to solidify your playoff lineup.

    • Sky

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      @Jay: It’s a risky play. I do like Hilton ROS but my main issue with this trade is how will Miller perform with half of his offensive line out ROS. I like him but Miami hasn’t shown they could adjust to it given how they played last week. That’s why I’d hold.

  32. Fantasy>Life says:
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    Pick two PPR

    Erick Decker vs KC

    Alshon Jeffrey vs BAL

    Vincent Jackson vs ATL

    Thanks

    • Radio Flyer says:
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      @Fantasy>Life: Jeffrey and Jackson, no doubt.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Fantasy>Life: Currently agree w/Radio Flyer. Only issue at this time is the weather reports for the BAL and CLE games. Could massively effect the passing games of both. Keep your eyes peeled.

  33. Steve G says:
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    Need to pick a D for this week. SF, KC or Buff??

  34. Falco says:
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    Better ros ty Hilton or victor Cruz? Std league – benching herp and clap

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Close. TY has less competition for targets so it’s him for me.

  35. joseph says:
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    Hey sky was wondering what you thought about this trade ppr league
    My rb’s and wr’s and te’s
    Dez, gordon, hilton, harvin, wright, dobson
    RB-p.thomas, gio, vereen, richardson
    Te-graham, cameron

    Gonna propose this deal
    Graham and gordon send

    Green , stacy recieve

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Assuming that you really mean Green as in AJ, I’d make that move. You need RB help.

      • joseph says:
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        @Sky:
        Alright trade got denied he countered with
        C.j. spiller and stacy for graham really don’t like it even know I have cameron
        Was thinking about offering just cameron for stacy a 1 for 1 what do you think
        He is in desperate nees for a te and has serious depth at rb he has moreno murray spiller stacy and fred jackson

        What do you yhink about both trades???
        Seriously thank you for the work you do sky I know its probably not easy going back and forth all day with the questions but I and I know a lot of others appreciate it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hey no prob and thanks for the kind words. Sorry I didn’t get back with you yesterday. Was on a mental hiatus to recharge the ‘ole batteries.

          1-1 is better. You might have to settle for someone other than Stacy but I’d start there. I wouldn’t accept either of the Buffalo guys. Just don’t trust them ROS.

  36. goodfold2 says:
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    v.davis owner sent trade request for moreno for his davis. i’m guessing take that over the possible hilton upgrade, since I sent out the hilton for my moreno, but got back his powell/hilton for my dola/moreno. Clearly this isn’t good as I even without moreno have Miller/vereen/j.bell whom i’d play over powell anyway. so which one,
    1 just take davis (already have bennett, along with dola/nelson/d-jax/floyd at WR, play only 3)
    or
    2 keep trying to talk down hilton owner to something more amenable.
    i posted this before but left out how i already have charles and bush as starters, so I truly have no need for moreno.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) yes

      2) no

      Sorry I was so late on this. Good luck!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: no problem ok’d trade just now.

  37. timmy riggins says:
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    Whats up, Im a PManning and Russell Wilson owner and am wondering why you ranked Wilson #1 over PM. I know MIN has a terrible pass def, wilsons home, harvins return, OL return and PM has bad ankles vs a tough def off a bye week. But is all of that enough to bench PM the #1 overall playa? Im also looking for the most upside and not a conservative approach. Please share your thoughts. Thanks for your time

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      PM is playing with a turned ankle against one of the best defenses in the league. You kinda already listed every good reason and listed a bad reason for Peyton…I’m not sure how that couldn’t be enough given that he’s finished as a top 5 QB the last 3 to 4 weeks prior to this. Top that off with KC being one of the best defenses in the league, it’s hard to just put Peyton at the top like everyone else.

  38. Aero says:
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    Things are going sideways for my fake football team. Pryor and Cutler are both injured for me, leaving only a healthy Foles in my 2qb league. Need to drop one of the injured guys for a fill in. Manuel or Geno in what is supposed to be a windy game (and Manuel doesn’t have his top 2 WRs), or McGloin, Henne, or Cassel. Need help scraping this barrel.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Cutler. High ankle sprains aren’t anything to ignore. I’d try Manuel. Less likely to hurt you w/TO. Lower upside too but you could probably use a safe week w/your situation and BUF defense is pretty tough at home.

  39. Screwed says:
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    Ok I’m in a very bad spot. I’ve lost Cobb and Julio and have Dez and T.Will on a bye.

    Pick 3 .5 PPR. Harvin, White, Boykin, Randle. Holmes?

    That’s not it. Romo on a bye. Eli, McCown or Palmer?

    And I have to roll with Lacy and Lamar Miller w/ Stacy on a bye too.

    Please help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Boykin/White/Randle; I’d say Percy in over someone but it would be a risk given limited snap count.

      McCown but keep your eye on the weather report. If it’s really bad, Eli

  40. Ryno says:
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    My Team Standard League 1 QB 3 WR 2 RB 1 TE 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE)
    QB RG3 and Foles
    WR DJax, Fitz, Gordon, TWill, Dola
    RB Moreno, Charles, A Brown, CJohnson
    TE Reed and Cameron

    Would you trade Moreno for a better WR like C Johnson or Dem Thomas as the guy is rolling with Lynch, Jennings, Woodhead and Miller. He does have V Davis too, but I should have down a trade for today for that choice

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you have a good three-headed RB setup up without Moreno. Normally I’d say no but your team could use it. Try a 2-2 where you get the lesser RB and he gets the lesser WR. You’re probably not getting Calvin or DT but it’s worth a shot.

      • Ryno says:
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        @Sky: Thx Sky

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck today!

  41. Falco says:
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    Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (illness) is not expected to play Sunday against the Chargers.
    Pouncey wound up in the hospital Friday due to kidney/gallbladder issues.
    Does this move Lamar miller down in your rankings for this week?

    • Falco says:
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      @Falco: Ellington over Lamar the safer play?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It does. I wouldn’t call Ellington safe but he’s gonna have higher upside. Go for it.

  42. supra says:
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    Sky, I’m starting Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham and facing a team that already had CJ go. Is picking up Cleveland defense in a possible sloppy game that much of an improvement over playing San Fran vs N.O.?

    Also playing Leonard over Lamar Miller and his lack of lineman… and Michael Floyd over L Moore and Rishard Matthews. Agree?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t drop SF straight out but I would want to play another DEF, personally. It’s in NO, it could get ugly. I’d play CLE if I could.

      I wouldn’t play Floyd over Rishard.

      • supra says:
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        @Sky: started Rishard. My season just ended.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @supra: sorry to hear that

          • supra says:
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            @Sky: @Sky: hey, maybe Rishard will go for 200 and TWO touchdowns…

  43. Falco says:
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    Drop Steve Johnson for Santonio Holmes? For ros

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Meh. Holmes isn’t that much of a step up. Rather wait and see on SJ.

      • Falco says:
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        @Sky: what about Durham underwood lafell rishard? Sj has a bye next week so moderate chance I can repick him up next week

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Falco: Rishard

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Rivers, the backup QB to Stafford, or Donald Brown for Rainey?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rivers

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: thanks man, that’s what I did.

  45. goodfold2 says:
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    after checking to see if he even played at all, put him in, and then got worried about his shoulder, so benched him again. This is in the league where i’m going to win division and this week play against the only team with better record than me, but he’s weak this week having to play pierce/ingram; instead i bench FLOYD! for dola. those likely extra 30 or so pts could very well be difference from me not getting total pts for the season! damn. also what the F is up with r.bush? i’d probably still won this week if not for him having his first bad game of the year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s been up and down all year, Referring to Bush. That was a poor fumble. Here’s to ‘dola turning in a good game to make up for it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: figured dola’s floor was higher (in a PPR anyway), considering floyd’s shoulder possibly limiting him. also, since I figured ARI would be winning more easily they wouldn’t push him if he had any setbacks. Plus i figured Ellington would be running a lot vs JAX. Bush hasn’t had less than i think like 9.5 in my league’s scoring, today he has under 3 as of now.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I hear ya. I expected more from Ellington as well.

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Seriously, every time I leave Gordon on the bench… You gotta be kidding me!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Wilsonian: there’s more floyd benchers, but who’d you put in instead?

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Wilsonian: we all would’ve done that. good decisions going bad shouldn’t (at least for me) hurt as much as fence sitting decisions that burn really bad, like dola over floyd. I was close (went back and forth twice), stuck dola due to shoulder problem of floyd’s.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      So tough week to week and it has a lot to do with how a game is going. I expected a defensive struggle and it has been. Only difference is Cincys def is out scoring CLE’s

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, I’m just hoping it doesn’t cost me. AJ, Gio, Reed, and Garcon really didn’t give me anything. I REALLY need Carolina to do some work tomorrow night. Otherwise I’m done. He’s still got Brees, Dola, Gronk, Woodhead, Colston going to my Decker, Graham, Prater and Carolina.

        • Sky

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          Damn man, sending good vibes your way

  47. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    good call on BUF def, weather is helping out a lot too, sounds like.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well I did it because they were the home team and Geno is a TO machine. Weather is just gravy

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: i went with houston…

        (Very sad emoticon)

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ouch…

  48. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    c’mon TB, it’s harry douglas! him and t-gonz, just leave everybody else open over there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Seriously!

  49. goodfold2 says:
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    wha happened to keenum? get hurt?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Benched. Ineffective. Probably shouldn’t have been though

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: coach must’ve forgot that he was putting in matt schaub though, it’s almost like these coaches can’t see when it comes to football players. there is a LOT of coaches like this.

  50. goodfold2 says:
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    us keenum owners (3rd string to rodgers/cutler) better off with manuel (i know I read somewhere he’s got cake matchups coming up soon)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Once a guy gets pulled in a winnable game, I don’t play him again. Kubiak is a moron

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: those HOU fans should break into two groups and send half of the one’s who live outside schaub’s house protesting his ass over to kubiak’s house. Their numbers could probably swell first too.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha truth

  51. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    allen’s doing punt returns now.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah they shouldn’t be doing that

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: he got all of his output in like a 2 or less minute window (including the punts) at the start of the 2nd half. woodhead’s doing kick returns now, shame i don’t have him in one of my return yards leagues.

        • Sky

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          That game was just weird. Plenty of yardage but nothing offensively really happened on either side.

  52. goodfold2 says:
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    tolzien’s f’ing my shit up over here. too many picks. better off stick ing with him or going into the waters of these boobs. I’ve not seen the tape, so it’s possible these are picks not his fault, but probably are.
    eli/campbell/manuel/fitz/glennon?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: tannehill also. i’m currently hoarding rodgers/cutler/tolzien

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think I’ve said it a few times, if guys like that are on waivers, play matchups. Don’t need to pick just one.

  53. goodfold2 says:
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    week 12
    tolzien vs MIN (good here)
    eli vs DAL (this is pretty good, but I hate eli)
    campbell vs PIT
    tannehill (rule him out)
    glennon @DET (pretty good here too)
    fitz @OAK
    GB keeps losing they may need to bring rodgers back quicker. good.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tolzien or Eli are fine. Probably Eli

  54. goodfold2 says:
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    in the last league where I wasn’t able to trade away moreno (due to deadline being earlier, even though it has same commish; sidenote, why even have trade deadlines before playoffs?) and have these at RB (play 2 and have a flex, where I pretty much play one of these every week, no small part to losing cobb)
    moreno/sproles (1 pt per 10 return yards league, he used to do punt and kick returns, did at the start of the year)/vereen/a.brown/miller should i add ball as insurance by dropping either miller or cutler. i already have rodgers/keenum (dropping keenum on wed morning for either eli or tolzien)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Cutler. High ankle sprains can linger for a while

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