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I guess it’s becoming a trend now where I do some kind of mention of the Thursday Night Football game in the Sunday morning lede… I’m not sure that it was supposed to happen that way, but with the Patriots opening week loss, the Bengals thinking Week 2 was Playoffs time, it’s hard not to see a trend forming. Especially when Godd Turley has once again graced us with his presence to start of Week 3’s action… well, I had no choice! And that’s not all the interesting NFL news we’ve seen these past few days. Nope, Jason Verrett of my (I think?) Chargers has continued the team’s trend of slowly killing my liver after undergoing season-ending surgery. (It’s DST relevant, I swear!) Though, the well deserved schadenfreude that Dean Spanos is experiencing at the moment is also killing my liver slowly, but with more positivity, so I guess it’s worth it? Turns out copious amounts of alchohal and schadenfreude can turn a frown upside down! And don’t even get me started on all the kneeling business. I mean honestly, what’s so bad about the victory formation anyhow? BELIEVE ME.

Here’s your updated Razzball Fantasy Football Rankings for Week 3 (STD, Half-PPR, PPR, IDP) including our Staff Consensus, player updates, and an opportunity to ask those all so important roster questions to myself, MB, and Zach in the comment section!

Player Status

London Alert! Don’t forget, the Ravens take on the Jaguars at 9:30 AM EST!

EXPECTED TO PLAY: Cam Newton QB – CAR, Melvin Gordon RB – LAC, Jay Ajayi RB – MIA, Terrance West RB – BAL, Jordy Nelson WR – GB, Chris Hogan WR – NE, Danny Amendola WR – NE, Phillip Dorsett WR – NE, Devante Parker WR – MIA, Jarvis Landry WR – MIA, Terrance Williams WR – DAL, J.J. Nelson WR – ARI, Rob Gronkowski TE – NE, Jimmy Graham TE – SEA

RULED OUT: Sam Bradford QB – MIN, Andrew Luck QB – IND, Tyler Eifert TE – CIN, John Ross WR – CIN, Rex Burkhead RB – NE, Corey Davis WR – TEN, Will Fuller WR – HOU, Mike Williams WR – LAC, John Brown WR – ARI, Maxx Williams TE – BAL, Jaelen Strong WR – JAC

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Robert Kelley RB – WAS, Alfred Blue RB – HOU, Randall Cobb WR – GB

GAME TIME DECISION: DeMarco Murray RB – TEN, Jordan Reed TE – WAS

 
 

Razzball Week 2 Rankings

 

 
 

Razzball Staff Consensus

 

 
 

  1. Jimmyz says:
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    Derrick Henry over Demarco Murray, right? “Limited role” seems like an ominous descriptor…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimmyz: Yup, I have Henry over him today.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jimmyz: Henry will have a bigger role regardless of Murray

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Jimmyz: henry

  2. Sam says:
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    WR Baldwin or J.J. Nelson?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sam: Baldwin.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Sam: I’m with Jay here

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Sam: Baldwin

    • Tehol Beddict

      Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Sam: Start them both. They both top 15

  3. Dick Nasty says:
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    PPR Cohen or Gillislee? I know Cohen’s ranked higher, but touchdowns! Or am I just emotional about benching Gillislee Week 1 and reacting to their Week 2 numbers?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dick Nasty: Naw, Gillislee is going to be a ceiling guy all year, lots of risk with that running game though. Cohen if I’m going for floor…

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Dick Nasty: GILLISLEE! The Pats are 14 point favorites at home and will start pounding the football when they get up early. No other running back will receive that kind of workload

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Dick Nasty: Cohen, Zach is a homer

  4. Tino says:
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    TE – should I start Engram, b Watson, Jared cook, or ebron?

    RB – Abdullah or west?

    In a ppr league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tino: Ameer and Ebron there.

      • Tino says:
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        @Jay: thanks! Grad that I did not go for west.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Tino: Razzball projections really like Jared Cook, so I’d go him for now, and then Abdullah.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Tino: lions stack

  5. rainer says:
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    2 qb league streamer, need higher ceiling: dalton, eli or kizer?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @rainer: Eesh, Dalton I believe.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @rainer: Dalton against the bad Packers secondary

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @rainer: Kizer against Indy, be bold sir

  6. Danny Tanner says:
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    Howdy jay, its game day!!

    .5 PPR league start Gordon & don’t think about it? Normally I’d start him & not have a second thought.
    I am a little worried though that he has been dealing with knee soreness, yeah looks like he’s fine to play just worried how effective he’ll be if the soreness is bothering him.

    — if I bench Gordon, I can put mcaffery in his play ; then my 2 RBs would be Hunt & mcaffery, then I’d think of chris Johnson or Carson at flex.

    — however if I roll w/ Gordon then it’ll be Gordon & hunt at the RB slots then most likely mcaffery flex.

    — at TE I have hunter Henry who has the late game at 4 window: roll with him or if before 4 reed is out would you add + start Vernon Davis? Also available are Tyler kroft (no eifert), gates, Seth devalve

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Danny Tanner: Yeah, Gordon should be alright, but I’m okay with Macaffrey and Hunt taking over. And yeah, I would start Davis if Reed is out, which is what it’s looking like.

      • Danny Tanner says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks man! You’d be ok with sitting Gordon? If he looks good in walk through/ pre game & has no soreness then I’d start Gordon

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Danny Tanner: If he looks alright in pregame reports, I’m going with Gordon.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jay: Yeah I’m with Jay here

  7. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Jay! 14 team half ppr – in flex starting who?

    Riddick
    Hogan
    Higgins

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Zach: thanks guys!! Hey Jay! 14 team half ppr – in flex starting who?

        Riddick
        Hogan
        Higgins

  8. Ron Weasley says:
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    I’m in a 1/2 point ppr league and I have Jordan Reed. With his 8:30 questionable call, what do I do with him? I dont have a droppable player.
    I have
    qb wentz
    rb – j. allen, hunt
    wr – evans, jordy nelson
    te – reed
    flex – hilton, d. parker
    bench – thielen, ingram, watkins, d. henry, jj nelson

    If Reed doesnt play, who I drop?

    Thanks

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Ron Weasley: gotta be whoever you were gonna have to drop in week 5 when reed is on bye anyway for a backup TE.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Ron Weasley: I’d drop Ingram

  9. jason batteiger says:
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    white vs gore vs higgins vs hilton in half PPR. can only play one. i know the rankings above, but gotta think the floor on these guys is:
    white/higgins/hilton/gore. i know IND has a good matchup vs CLE, is really only reason i’m even thinking of benching white or higgins for hilton at all. i don’t trust him to have anything resembling a big game. this is a league that drafted JUST too early on the luck problem, albeit i did get hunt really cheap, so i guess it went both ways. now seeing a whole bunch of NE injured pass catchers going to play, so maybe that white floor isn’t so solid.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jason batteiger: Hmm, probably White, I think you have the floor list right there.

  10. toneDEAF! says:
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    Gamble on JJ Nelson (Q?) as my WR 3 Monday night or just play Hilton today?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Still say Hilton there.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @toneDEAF!: Hilton against the Browns

  11. Bob says:
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    Morning man, short & sweet.

    .5 PPR league hold Brandon Marshall or cut him for either: Decker, Jaron brown, Beasley, Terrence Williams, Paul Richardson, lafell, stills, Geronimo Allison, Lockett ?

    Either to use as a dart throw this week or as depth on my bench for the foreseeable future

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob: I like Decker over him.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Bob: Decker

  12. Cory McDonald says:
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    Concerned about Shady’s matchup today and I have RB depth. Also have a lineup with many many options
    12 team ppr
    RWilson, JWinston
    KHunt, Shady, DCook, DHenry, TColeman, DMurray
    BCooks, GTate, DParker, SDiggs
    HHenry
    QB-RB-WR-WR-TE-Flex-Flex

    I’m open to opinions.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cory McDonald: Looks like he’s still your best option at RB2. Henry is close, but the PPR aspect does it for me.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jay: I’m with Jay here. McCoy’s usage is just too big for you to bench him. Razzball projections love McCoy

  13. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    rushing yards worth double receiving half PPR.
    RB (1) howard/cohen/kelley/perine/t.west (he’s been benched)
    1 RB/WR flex.
    options for the flex are one of the other RB above OR hilton. gotta think it’s atleast one of the CHI guys and hope kelley is ruled out right? i’m hearing kelley is going to be out, but we are WAY far away from knowing that.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jay: I’m with Jay here

  14. steve stevenson says:
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    W/ Zeke having another hearing oct 2, would you drop chris johnson to cuff him with alf morris, or don’t bother?

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      @steve stevenson: with what GODdell did here, ignoring the actual evidence of his own lead investigator, then later hiding it from his own ruling (basically he’s out on his own ledge like usual, but this time it’s completely obvious) this is going to actual court (assuming j.jones wants it too, which he seems to for sure).

      meanwhile the most interesting story of this whole thing isn’t GODdell being GODdell (everybody knows about his bag) , it’s just who LEAKED that he ignored his own lead investigator when she said things like “there is no reliable witness in this case” and there “aren’t grounds for suspension”. the police in this case also didn’t think there was any evidence as this “case” wasn’t tried either. so unlike last time out as per NE and the balls thing (which was only about NFL rules and the discretion of the comish to suspend in that realm), this is just about actual laws being broken (i.e. woman beating) or not. and neither the NFL’s own investigation nor the proper authorities (i.e. real life criminal courts) found anything.

      all this being said, i myself have stashed morris where i own zeke simply because DAL’s line is so good it’s proven in the past if zeke goes out for ANY reason (injury too) morris would have value. it’s more about how much your team needs c.johnson (which isn’t likely you do)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @steve stevenson: Honestly, I don’t either of them is above the other too much, so yeah, probably a good idea just in case.

    • Zach

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      @steve stevenson: It depends on the rest of your team because Johnson is a good back to have as he’s the starter in ‘Zona for the time being. You should get Morris, but don’t drop CJ2k

      • LordMetz says:
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        @LordMetz: @Zach:

        Which of the following guys should I start in my RB and FLEX this week? I’m in a 12-team .5 PPR

        Dalvin Cook vs TB,
        Chris Thompson vs OAK
        Golden Tate vs ATL
        Martavis Bryant @CHI
        Riddick vs ATL
        Chris Johnson vs DAL
        Diggs vs TB

  15. Jason says:
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    Hi Jay,
    I have Winston, but I shouldn’t start him this week.
    I have Rivers, but I have Kansas defense.
    I could stream Palmer.

    What would Jay do?

    Thank you

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jason: Yo! I do like Rivers a little bit this week, but you’re just going to be dampening your teams points. I do have Winston over Palmer.

      • Zach

        Zach says:
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        @Jay: At this point you might as well start Winston

        • Jason says:
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          @Jay: @MB: @Zach: thank you guys!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Jason: Winston! Let’s do this!

  16. LordMetz says:
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    I have to drop one of these guys to add and play a kicker. .Who would you rather have on your team ? Perine or Chris Johnson?

    I also have Chris ThompsonPerine or Chris Johnson

    12-team .5 PPR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @LordMetz: Johnson. And Thompson.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @LordMetz: Johnson and Thompson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @LordMetz: Thompson and Johnson

  17. Pops says:
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    Anderson and lynch are starting at rb in a standard league. Think this is the way to go but….
    Any thought of plugging Henry in there against Seattle for one of them?

    Also do I look to stream a te (fleener probably), since no bradford to feed my te, Rudolph?

  18. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    still got vereen over howard and forte if you needed ceiling? full PPR. well at least they stopped jerking west around, he’s barely healthy and finally getting more work than j.allen. i literally drafted t.west in probably 80% of leagues as the projector machine LOVED him this year.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Zach: oops, fling c.johnson in there too vs vereen.

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Okay well in that case I’d go Johnson over Vereen because Johnson will be the primary downs back in Arizona against a defense that got thrashed by C.J. last week

  19. LordMetz says:
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    Which of the following guys should I start in my RB and FLEX this week? I’m in a 12-team .5 PPR

    Dalvin Cook vs TB,
    Chris Thompson vs OAK
    Golden Tate vs ATL
    Martavis Bryant @CHI
    Riddick vs ATL
    Chris Johnson vs DAL
    Diggs vs TB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @LordMetz: I’m going Thompson.

      • LordMetz says:
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        @Jay: Thanks so if I use Thompson in my RB slot, who should I go with in my FLEX spot out of those guys?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @LordMetz: Cook and Martavis

  20. nightpandas says:
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    bit of an underdog this week, .5ppr struggling on which of these three rb to sit:

    Henry, Coleman or Jacquizz

  21. Packers says:
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    Hey Guys,

    Standard scoring. K. Wright or JJ. Nelson?

    Thanks

  22. JakeTheSnake says:
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    Looking to pick up Jared Cook for tn game.
    Who should I drop,

    Brandon Marshall
    Shane Vereen or
    Duke Johnson

    Thanks!

  23. Dan says:
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    Hey Jay,

    In a PPR league would you go with Amendola now that he’s active or Golladay?

    Thanks!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Dan: Golladay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dan: Golladay.

  24. Guidedbyvoices says:
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    What’s up jay….std league. Abdullah or Tate?

  25. Jesse Meoli says:
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    Hi all

    Huge fan of the site!

    Full PPR pick one for 2nd flex

    Jj nelson, c carson, c thompson, k golloday

    Thanks!

    • Jay

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      Nelson there and thanks!

  26. Frank the tank says:
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    Hey man!! It’s Sunday
    .5 PPR league

    Need 1 at WR: Parker, Golladay, hogan, martavis Bryant.

    Pt 2: I have Gordon but since he’s been dealing with knee soreness I’m just worried if he is active we’ll see more Oliver. Since it is a 4pm game I can wait if he has a limp during walk through or has soreness then bench it is. Chris Johnson Monday night football home vs Dallas is who I’d start.

    I need the rest of my players to go off/ pick up the slack & gonna need good vibes on my team : my team already off to a bad start with negative 2 points from Baltimore D

    —-

    Here’s my opponent:

    QB: tB12

    RB1: McCoy
    RB2: gillislee

    WR1: Cooper
    WR2: Crabtree
    WR3: Diggs

    TE: Fleener

    Flex; Powell

    D: Houston

    Kicker matt Bryant

    —————–

    My team:

    QB: Winston

    RB1: hunt
    RB2: mcaffery

    WR1: Keenan
    WR2. Either one of the WRs I mentioned above
    WR3: Jaron brown

    Flex: Gordon or chris Johnson

    TE: Vernon Davis: but if Reed plays I’ll drop for who ever is playing the 4pm or SNF or MNF

    D: Ravens -2

    Kicker raiders guy but thinking of Phil Dawson

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank the tank: I still think Gordon there. And Parker. And I agree on the TE move.

  27. Frank the tank says:
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    Wow wow wow, throwing in the white flag on this week

    I am down 123.5 to my 30

    Here’s my team

    Winston 19

    RB1 hunt 4:25 game time
    RB2: mcaffery 12.5 pts

    WR1: Keenan Allen 4:25 game time
    WR2: Parker 0.5 pt gross
    WR3: Jaron brown MNF

    Flex: either Gordon 4:25 or chris Johnson MNF

    D: Ravens -2

    Kicker the guy on Oakland

    ——-

    My opponent

    QB: brady 30

    RB1: McCoy 9.5
    RB2: gillislee 2

    WR1: Cooper SNF
    WR2: Crabtree SNF
    Diggs 42

    TE: Fleener 2.5

    Flex: Powell 8 pts

    Kicker Bryant 13 pts

    D Houston 17.5 pts

    ————

    Yeah I got guys left but Winston being ineffective, negative pts from D & virtually nothing from Parker it’ll be a comeback that’ll be short.

    — on my bench which I’m kicking myself is hogan 22 pts, Abdullah 9.5 pts.

    — going forward I’ll need to make some trades I’m on the verge of being 1-2 on the season . Which type of trade(s) should I look to facilitate? Shoot for a WR like a Cooks or tyreek hill? What about an upgrade at RB?
    What about shooting for Michael Thomas or Baldwin?

    My RBs Gordon, hunt, mcaffery, Abdullah, Carson, chris Johnson, chark west

    My WRs Keenan Allen, alshon, hogan, martavis Bryant, snead, Jaron brown, Golladay, Parker

    TE Vernon Davis

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank the tank: I’m fine with Gordon, maybe he’ll go off.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank the tank: I’d try to buy Baldwin right now, I still like him.

  28. Nightpandas says:
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    Couple of late game changes:

    Std league: Geronimo or Jimmy Graham at flex?

    Std league: Perine or JJ Nelson at flex?

    • Jay

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      @Nightpandas: thinking Graham and Nelson.

  29. William Hung says:
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    Jordan Howard must have heard all the whining from his owners and finally decided to step up

  30. William Hung says:
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    LOL – Rivers… So he can put up a decent game v. Denver D but comes out like Hackenburg v. Chiefs… OK

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: yeah, him and the chiefs don’t mix.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Zach: I totally spelled Hackenberg wrong, but he sucks so it doesn’t matter

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @William Hung: just call him hackensack, not only is it a place in NJ (so it probably sucks) it calls to mind a guy getting kicked in the groin, which is not only funny, but pretty apt for a NYJ player and owning one.

  31. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    ahhhhh man , F U bears for EVER having me doubt a 2nd rounder and giving away 33 or so points on howard bench! good news is i’m projected to still lose (by like 5) even had i played him, but we pay out for total points at end of year too, so i guess it’s good for the future so i don’t have any more psychological trick excuses to bench him any more. told myself i “wanted to see him do well once” before starting him again. got my wish there.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: similar to hilton, who i continue to have benched in at least 4 leagues. but that one i’m not so mad about, as i had i’d think better reasons to continue till he “showed it was possible”

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: at least i didn’t bench RW3 for semen or somebody else (cutler maybe). i was THIS close in some leagues. good part is i held bradford in spots i couldn’t get semien (so had no backup)

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: ah shit, with hunt gaining like more than 20 points on last drive (6 pt going over 100 bonus) i will in fact lose ONLY by around 12 points, so that 33 or so howard gained on vereen is quite big.

  32. William Hung says:
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    Rivers just torpedoed my fantasy week – i guess i gotta hang on to him for his game against the Giants, but WOW… I thought he’d be good for 15-16 points

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I hate this season so much. And now Trump is making me talk politics regular season. What a mess.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: I like how he essentially told athletes to stay in their lane, but then by doing that, he’s forcing athletes to talk politics…

  33. Cheese head says:
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    Salutations!
    .5 PPR league who would you offer to acquire Baldwin?

    My WRs Keenan, alshon, martavis Bryant, Parker, hogan, snead, Jaron brown , Golladay.

    He said his team needs are WR & TE. But I just stream at TE. But he said maybe a RB if I want Ajayi

    My RBs are Gordon, hunt, Abdullah, mcaffery, Carson, chris Johnson.

    He just texted seeing if I would trade hogan or Bryant. Sounds like a 1 for 1. If that’s the case lose hogan for Baldwin?

  34. Brian says:
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    A trade got accepted in a league where I am commish it was Gilisee and Witten for D. Amedola and Darren Sproles it was accepted after Sproles injury. I hate vetoing any trade but want your opinion on what I should do would you process this trade if it were your league ? Thanks

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