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As for the ladies, GOB means something gifted. The first two letters spell GO but the last one is something different, wait, what? of course it’s different….different good, the B stands for you been going Big… Ok, no more hack rappin on the Razz… Have you ever known that hot chick that was dating down for the longest time? She always says, “he will turn his life around” and  “you don’t see what I see”. For the latter I hope I never see that guy naked. Well the Bengals are that hot chick and they just don’t see what we all see: That GOB - or Giovani Bernard as you know him – is a stud waiting patiently, flashing his “I’m better than the Law Firm skills” every week and trying to get exclusive with the Bengals. I don’t want you all thinking that BenJarvis Green Ellis is a dud, but he is the complementary back to Giovanni and not the other way around. I chose to highlight GOB this week for a few reasons 1) this might be the last time I write about GOB 2) I’m crushing on him like Grey on Giancarlo (must be the sexy Italian names) and owning him nowhere 3) there is no three, oh wait here it is in my back pocket, he’s a top ten back in Yahoo and not 100% owned. If he’s not owned, then grab him, if the league is too small for him to be owned then get in a bigger league or play draft kings with our 7 foot biscuit pimp. Before I get to my ranks, I just watched a commercial for fries on a burger and have noticed lately they sell burritos with fries inside at a few select fast food joints. Is it just me or does this seem borderline ridiculous? Yes, I like fries in my food, but I want to do it myself and feel special for doing it. Don’t cheap up my special things fast food empire!

FUZZY HANDCUFFS - They’re fun, sexy, and when someone breaks them out it’s good times ahead

1) BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Giovani Bernard (+11) The touches have gone from 5 to 9 to 14, can we say 18 to 20 this week? He’s a must start in the flex or at RB2 for bye week.

2) Reggie Bush (Joique Bell (+5) Last week made me wonder, why did the Lions spend money on Reggie Bush? Hey Detroit! go get a receiver to complement Mega Tron! I know it was against the Redskins but Bell has looked good all year and should continue to be a flex with Bush returning.

3) Arian Foster (Ben Tate (0) Arian out averaged Tate 4.5 to 4.0 YPC this past week. Tate is still an injury away from being an RB2 and is a must own everywhere. If you are in a shallow league, I would rather stash Tate than hold D. Rich

STANDARD ISSUE POLICE CUFFS – Ever sat on a curb while your car was searched? Been in the back of a cruiser piss drunk after running into a tree before a big home game against the Colts?…too soon? Get caught by the po-po while taking a leak on the wall next to your favorite bar and were worried you would have to register as a sex offender for indecent exposure? Like the strength of those cuffs, these cuffs are worth owning or being heavily watched in 10 team and up leagues. These backs are in un-sexy splits, have fuzzy cuff potential, and are solid fill ins when the starter is out.

4) Eddie Lacy (Johnathan Franklin (+5), James Starks (0). Green Bay has some serious RB depth and each week they look better and better. Downside, we don’t know who will start when they come off the bye week. On the year Lacy has 2.9 YPC, Starks has 5.5 YPC and Franklin 7.9. But J-FOH, Franklin had a 51 yard run in that game? Take that away and he averaged 4.3 YPC against a solid Bengals D. It’s better than Doug Martin, Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte on the year….cust kayin’

5) Trent Richardson (Ahmad Bradshaw (+1), Donald Brown) Bradshaw looked good last week and should see 15ish touches a week. He’s a solid hold and it will be interesting to see what the Colts offense looks like going forward. Should see some good garbage time this week vs. the Jags

6)  Steven Ridley (Brandon Bolden (+18), LaGarrette Blount) Another week, another disappointment for Ridley owners vs. a poor Bucs team. I’m thinking he worked out with CJ Spiller in the off season. Bolden is rising on everyones watch list. Watch out for Bullichit.

7) Steven Jackson (Jason Snelling (+5) Jaquizz Rodgers (+6) With S-Jax Out for week 4 we should see another split backfield against the 24th ranked run defense. Rodgers got 20 touches to Snellings 15, but Snells got the TD and should see any goal line hand offs. he’s still the one to own

8) CJ Spiller (Fred Jackson (+3), Tashard Choice) Fred’s been the most solid back in Buffalo this year, many are giving up on CJ too early and he’s a buy low. Right now I would own Fred in 10 team leagues as a bye week fill in.

9) Ray Rice (Bernard Pierce (0), Shaun Draughn) Rice is listed as doubtful and if Pierce is ever going to do something above his 2.8 YPC average, this weekend against the Bills should be it. If he gets the start and disappoints then he’s duct tape to me.

10) Knowshon Moreno (Montee Ball (+2), Ronnie Hillman (+1) This backfield can go so many ways, Moreno has only played 16 games once in his career and the Broncos look like they will blow some teams out. This can lead to  Ball and Hillman looking like good time Garbage Pail Kids *watch this situation closer than others*

11) Rashard Mendenhall (Andre Ellington (+1), Alfonso Smith, Stepfan Taylor) Ellington is creeping around and I like it. He hasn’t fallen off my crush list, others are getting their foot in the door faster.

12) Darren Sproles (Pierre Thomas (+2), Mark Ingram) don’t own Ingram anywhere…EVER! I hear the Allouettes were at the game scouting him.

13) Lamar Miller (Daniel Thomas (+1), Mike Gillislee, Marcus Thigpen). Miller had 1.85 YPC outside of his 49 yard run vs. the Falcons. Danny Boy had a TD in the big Miami win. Follow this situation closely. OK, not that close you’ll go blind, but watch it.

14) LeSean McCoy (Bryce Brown (0) , Chris Polk) Injury = RB2

15) Marshawn Lynch (Robert Turbin (0) Christine Michael (+1) Michael had solid garbage time, will be interesting to see what Uncle Pete does if Lynch goes down. I’d stash one of them in 12 team and up leagues if you have the space.

16) Daryl Richardson (Isaiah Pead (+3) Benny Cunningham, Zac Stacy) Pead might get another shot this week or at the least will split time. Like Miami, this is a situation to watch, but not one to get too invested in.

17) Ryan matthews ( Danny Woodhead (+3) Ronnie Brown) In a 1 pt PPR Woodhead could be used as a bye week flyer with his 15 catches on 17 targets the last 2 weeks.

18) Alfred Morris (Roy Helu (-1) , Evan Royster) Injury = Flex

DUCT TAPE - Handcuffs of the homemade variety? Hey, you might be in a pinch and looking around your garage and you find man’s 2nd best tool, don’t make me explain our 1st. In the right instance they can be as secure as Tehol at a Victoria’s Secret model party or as volatile as Jaywrong trying to navigate the dating scene in the D.C. area. The thing with duct tape is you never know how it’s going to hold up, I’ve seen it last anywhere from a day to 10 years, you never know. These backs may be sexy but we’ll never know, back up studs, or are left for dead on really bad teams. If and only if the starters go down will you want to grab anyone here. Unless you are in a deep league you may want want to stash one as you navigate your way through a free agent wasteland.

19) Frank Gore (Kendall Hunter (0) LaMichael James)

20) Bilal Powell (Chris Ivory (-2), Alex Green)

21) Darren McFaddenn (Marcel Reece (0), Rashad Jennings)

22) Chris Johnson (Shonn Greene (0), Jackie Battle)

23) Matt Forte (Michael Bush (0), Michael Ford)

24) DeAngelo Williams (Mike Tolbert (+1) Kenjon Barner)

25) DeMarco Murray (Lance Dunbar (0) Phillip Tanner, Joseph Randle)

26) Maurice Jones Drew (Jordan Todman (0) Justin Forsett)

27) Jamaal Charles (Knile Davis (0), Cyrus Grey)

28) Le’Veon Bell (Felix Jones (-2), Issac Redman, Johnathan Dwyer)

29) David Wilson (Da’Rel Scott (0) Brandon Jacobs)

30) Adrian Peterson (Toby Gerhart (0)

31) Doug Martin (Brian Leonard (0) Mike James)

100) The Browns had 14 carries this past Sunday from the running back spot and Hoyer tossed the ball 54 times. You can grab McGahee if you wan’t, but I really don’t think I would want to drop anyone to do it. Maybe the Browns will prove me wrong and run McGahee 20-25 times a game with some success. I look at it like this, and will borrow a figure of speech from the baseball side of the Razz to demonstrate how I feel and you should too, “He can do that on someone else’s team”

 

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  1. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Ha, a Garbage Pail Kids reference. Did you ever see the Garbage Pail Kids movie? It was friggin creepy!

    In a 10-team league. Would you rather stash Tate than hold onto Moreno? I have Leveon Bell as well. That rhymed.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: That’s a tough call, if Moreno will never touch the field, then I would. He had a great game against the 27th ranked rush defense and then averages 3.2 YPC in the other two games. I would hold on Tate, but keep an eye on Bolden, kid looked good and Pats need a back that won’t suck. Enjoy watching Bell I hope he makes some noise for the Steelers, their big problem is the O-line is terrible

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: Oh, and yes that was a friggin creepy ass movie

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha, yes it was.

        I guess I’ll hold onto Moreno for now. Bolden was already swooped up in this league. I did get him in the RCL league I’m in though. I thought he looked good last year when he got his chance to play. It’s hard telling what Belicheck will do though.

        yeah the Steelers are so bad this year. I’m not really banking on Leveon. More like praying that he does well.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: If Moreno never touches the field then I would look for some sexy handcuffs moving forward. Franklin?

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @J-FOH: Franklin is taken already too in that particular league. It’s slim pickings I tell ya. Tate just got dropped, so that was why I was thinking about him.

            However, my one backup WR is Tavon Austin in this .5PPR league. I’m not sure what to think of him yet. Bradford needs someone to call some big boy plays for him. This is a quarterback league nowadays, let ‘em sling it!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Shake N Bacon: I woukd want tate one way or another

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @J-FOH: I dropped Austin for Ben Tate. My WR’s don’t have byes for a bit. Figured I could drop someone within the next few weeks if I needed a WR fill-in.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Shake N Bacon: Sounds good. Tate should pay off at some point and give you a bye week fill in…c’mon Foster injury

                  • Shake N Bacon says:
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                    @J-FOH: Ha, yeah I hate rooting for injuries but Tate would be nice to have if that happened.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Shake N Bacon: I’m not talking knee surgery injury or a concussion, but a hammy pull would be OK by me

  2. MattTruss223 says:
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    Gio’s pretty sweet, kid’s got some shake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqYpVoF5Ql0

    Much more upside then BJGE, especially if BJGE fumbles. That’s the best thing he does is hold onto the ball. You think they start Gio this week? They should anyway.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss223: Logic would say yes and I think they should but reality is I think they let the Law Firm take a beating for a while and use Gio more heavily later. The AFC central is a joke and they will need GOB for the playoffs

      Nice highlight reel, reminds me of MJD when he played at UCLA with smaller thighs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s_OAGgET8o

      and to think coming out of high school Drew wasn’t heavily recruited

      • MattTruss223 says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha! Smaller thighs indeed, dudes got chubby toddlers for thighs. Crazy. That’s a good comp though.

        Gio’s 2nd TD week 2 from 20 yards out where he makes the PIT DEF look like they are standing still was pretty sweet, good burst as seen in the punt return highlights.

        Makes sense, even if he doesn’t start, hopefully he out touches BJGE by plenty.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @MattTruss223: IMO, he is the kind of guy that makes watching football fun. Fantasy is a bonus

          • MattTruss223 says:
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            @J-FOH: Here here, well put

  3. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    *taps fingers on desk*

    I’ve got not fodder here.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: give it some time, more people will show up. We had a lot on Saturday…..I was also the only column. Go back to sharpening your knives and poliching your brass knuckles

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Prezzii: stash hernandez in case he gets acquitted

        No G3 style football

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Prezzii: Pick up Ryan Leaf while you’re at it. I don’t mean in your league. I mean from jail. He was released today and needs a friend.

  4. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I start shorts in my flex over Ridley? .5 ppr. Not thrilled about either.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: Shorts might get some garbage time, Yes, start him over Ridley

  5. Ron says:
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    Was just offered Pryor, Ridley and Heath Miller for my Gio in 12 team PPR

    My other RBs are Forte, S.Jax, Mathews, D. Rich and Vereen
    My QB is Eli

    We are only required to start 1 RB. We have a WR/RB flex and a WR/TE flex.
    Should I take it?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: I wouldn’t, you just got his garbage dumped on you for a high upside guy in GOB. I like Pryor but find the other two worthless in your format. If you really want to move GOB, sit back and wait til something better comes along. You hold the power here

      • Ron says:
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        @J-FOH: Ok…does this sound like a better deal for me? Or decline this too?

        Pryor and Heath Miller
        For
        Hartline and Miles Austin

        My other WRs are Green, Dez, Garcon, Gordon and Marlon Brown.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Ron: why Heath Miller? are you hurting at TE that bad? I don’t love it but you don’t really need Austin with that line up….and how big is this league?

          • Ron says:
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            @J-FOH: lol..its a 12 team .5PPR league. I’m not really hurting for TE but I was just looking for a slight upgrade on Eli for cheap. Miller was more of a throw-in.

            I could go for Sidney Rice instead.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Ron: fa options?

              • Ron says:
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                @Jack Full of Hate: Locker, Tannenhill and Geno are on the wire and thats it. Some guys decided to be complete idiots and draft 3 QBs.

                You see any of these 3 being better than Eli tomorrow or ROS?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Ron: I like Prior best, I would try and get him if I could, giving up Austin seems kinda steep. I really don’t think Eli is this bad, with that being said, he is facing KC, which I hate. I’d go Tannenhill

  6. Nick says:
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    Would you rather have spiller or foster ROS?

    I have a chance to make a switch and not sure which one I prefer.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nick: I think it’s too early to dump Spiller. I would still rather own him over Foster. That might change in a few weeks but I don’t love Foster

  7. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal Powell or Moreno for CJ-no-K in a 0.5 ppr? Got a possible offer of that. Other possibility is Wayne/CJ for Garcon. I like the first options better.

    Good article, by the way.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilsonian: Why is everyone wanting to dump Spiller?

      I wouldn’t do either yet

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Wilsonian: Oh damn, I f**ked up. Yes I would trade Powell or Moreno to get CJ. I read it like you were getting rid of CJ for those guys

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @J-FOH: not talking about Spiller, though. Chris Johnson. Still do it?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Wilsonian: I really need to get some sleep. Yeah I would trade Moreno or Powell for him. In the other deal i like Wayne better than Garcon, so Johnson and Wayne for Garcon would be nice

          Sorry for the confusion. nicknames threw me a bit

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @J-FOH: it’s alright, no worries at all. I think I like the swap of RBs better than losing Garcon. WRs like him can have HUGE days in this league with bonuses. They’re actually just as worthwhile as RBs, for the most part.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Wilsonian: now he’s offered me this: Wayne/CJ for Gio/Gordon.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Wilsonian: I really don’t like that one. I think the browns are going to be slinging it a lot

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                  @J-FOH: yeah. I gave it the ole “no me gusta”. Still trying for Powell or Moreno for CJ-no-K.

  8. Pocket Hercules says:
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    I took Gio in the first round of my rookie draft (he was still there with the 5th pick). I have MJD, Chris Johnson, and Lamar Miller as my other backs. We start 2 RBs.

    Would you ever leave Gio on your bench this year in exchange for these other guys, or always start Gio and then decide which other inconsistent yahoo to start with him?

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Pocket Hercules: @Pocket Hercules: I like Gio better than lamar always. Johnson and mjd have been so so. I say go with the hot hand and play to the rush defenses they are going against.

  9. Manning's Man says:
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    Should I start Reggie Bush or Joique Bell? I started both of them the first week and it worked out great. My other RBs are Lamar Miller and LeSean McCoy. Also, how about Edelman or Hartline? My other WRs are Julio Jones and Eric Decker.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Manning’s Man: is this a ppr? If so what is the points per? Mccoy is a must start. Edelman

      • Manning's Man says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Yes it is a PPR, 1 point per every 10 yards for RBs and WRs and 6 points for every touchdown. I can start 3 WRs, 2 RBs, and 1 flex.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Manning’s Man: bush for sure. I’d start bell over miller

  10. Matt P says:
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    Great column, usually hard to find info on which back ups to roster other than like the top 5

    I’ve got Bolden, Ellington, and Hillman – drop any for Turbin/Michael or J Franklin? Pead and Thomas also out there.

    Thanks man

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Matt P: hillman for franklin

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Matt P: drop Ellington. Get Turbin.

  11. the big G says:
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    could use a lil jack full of hate advice or any other freq flier. PPR league, flex spot, need help and a desperate win —- Ryan Mathews, Mike Williams (assuming he suits up), or a Cromartie covered old-timer Nate Washington. Yea, they are all pretty ugly. Do I go Williams and hope for a TD bc of his height? or am i asking too much w. a rookie QB? Do I bit the bullet with a less used shell of himself at 25 Ryan Mathews? any advice is better than no advice.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @the big G: and if it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have no luck at all…….Dallas has the 2nd best rush defense so I’m not crazy about Matthews this week and I think the Jets vs Titans is going to be a low scoring bore fest. With that being said, I like Williams the best of these three, the Cardinals have the 8th worst defense vs the pass and have given up 7 TD’s through the air. I guess I could of said play Williams…so play Williams. Good luck

  12. Ron says:
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    Gio or Gordon at Flex this week in .5PPR?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: Gordon

  13. Dave says:
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    heres my lineup c. Palmer, shady, Moreno, fitz, t. smith, j Cameron, decker on bench I got l. bell, d. Hopkins, and b. Tate. I was gonna move my flex-decker to fitz spot bench fitz due to his hammy/Revis. and move Levon to my flex. what do u think

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dave: I would stay where you are, start fitz, smith and decker

  14. the imp says:
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    Hey Jack, what do you think on this one.
    I have a short bench in my 12 team PPR and would have to drop Pierce for a WR (over RG3, Amenola, Cobb or MJD; Forte and Foster are my other 2RBs) to get Amendola out of my starting lineup. Our league is fairly shallow with 42 RBs owned and 50 WRs owned. After the bye, I’d try to pick Pierce or DRich up (trapped on waivers) or have to down grade on my RB4 moving forward (or keep the WR5–MiFloyd, Broyles type). For what it matters I’m up against the other 3-0 team.

    Would you make the drop or would you take your chances with a zero and hold Pierce? Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @the imp: why would you get a zero, do you have to play 4 RB’s this week?

      • the imp says:
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        @J-FOH: Sorry to confuse. I play 1Q/2R/3W PPR setup and have:

        Vick/RG3
        Forte/Foster/MJD/Pierce
        Nicks/Gordon/Amendola (injured)/Cobb (bye)
        Fleener
        DST
        K

        So the question is whether to take a zero at WR or drop Pierce to add a 5th WR to play in place of Dola and Cobb. The main reason not to drop Pierce is that I might struggle to get a 4th RB of his quality back.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @the imp: he hasn’t been quality yet this year

  15. Kid A says:
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    Oh master, my master. I got pickles this week. What say you?

    Standard:

    1- Gio, MJD, or Bilal?
    2- Need 2 of Hartline, Marlon, Broyles?
    3- Le’Veon or Bolden?

    Our League:

    4- Joique or Gio?
    5- Broyles or Roddy?

    Much obliged as always, compadre.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A:
      1) GIO or MJD, it’s a toss up.
      2) Hartline and Marlon
      3) thats a f**ked up question, I think you did that on purpose to test my ass…Bolden
      4) GIO
      5) you can either go White or you can drop Broyles for Marlon Brown, either way drop Broyles for Brown

  16. Dave says:
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    In a .5 PPR should I bench Ridley for Bolden? Hate Ridley right now but don’t know if I should go THAT far to bench him for Bolden who only got 8 touches last week. Sky actually told me to go with Bolden a few days ago but I’m still scared to and wanted one more opinion.

    Thanks in advance

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dave: part of playing head to head style is taking a gamble and they don’t thrw to Ridlet at all, 1 reception on the year, I agree with Sky and take the gamble. There are no other options?

      • Dave says:
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        @J-FOH: I can pick up woodhead that’s about it basically should I do that?

        • Dave says:
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          @Dave: I’d have to drop Bolden for woodhead which isn’t so bad because I doubt anyone would pick up Bolden after that

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Dave: unless bolden has a huge game. I’d hold Bolden

  17. Pocket Hercules says:
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    I appreciate the advice. PPR league, who would you start tomorrow – TY Hilton or Stephen Hill? Hilton has been inconsistent and a little banged up (apparently), but has a much better match-up. What do you think?

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    WR3 this week, standard scoring, 5 pt bonus at 100 yds–Randle, C. Patterson (total flier) or Dobson? Playing Dobson would require dropping Patterson.

  19. Harris says:
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    Which D you prefer for today. Jets or Cardinals.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Harris: Jets

  20. Miggedy Mike says:
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    Flex play, PPR, rush yards 5 per point, rec. yards 7 per point

    Who to start…Edelmen, Bilal Powell, Chris Johnson…pick 2

    Leaning CJ and Powell, hard to leave Edelmen on the bench though

  21. Frank White says:
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    Sup J… At WR who would you start, Bowe or Eddie Royal?? Also you think starting MJD in flex is better then Pierre Thomas right?? I already have Sproles at RB

  22. Frank White says:
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    In my keeper league at flex who would you start, Reggie Wayne, Denarious Moore or Stevie Johnson??

  23. Frank White says:
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    Charles Clay is a free agent right now, Is he a good or must pickup?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Frank White: solid but not must

  24. Big League Choo says:
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    standard leagueneed two wrs and a flex from

    Colston vs Mia
    A Brown vs Min in London
    Decker vs Phi
    Spiller Vs Bal

  25. the imp says:
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    Jack, if you have time, can you scroll back up and take a second look at my question on dropping Pierce? I gave more information to clarify. Thanks!

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