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I have a 17 week season to cover and by comparison to baseball, it’s usually pretty easy to come up with a title that I both feel comfortable with and feel hasn’t been abused to death at the point in which I post it.  But that’s mainly because I rarely have to write about the same person twice as the lede within a given season.  Well, tonight made that kinda hard to avoid.  Welcome back to center stage, Giovani Bernard, and thank you from the multiple teams I own you on for your night.  After giving you the nickname ‘GOB’ from Arrested Development, I realized this understood his ‘Illusionist’ nickname so I have decided not to rest on these known tropes.  Instead, I’ll forge down the Duran Duran path because…yeah, no good reason.  it’s a blog about fantasy sports and I’m not on the cover of Yahoo Fantasy so I do what I want to do, when I want to do it and whatever time I so choose.  I’m a diva like that.  But to be fair, I need to point you to this run: RIGHT HERE.  That was some straight up Barry Houdini Sanders chit, y’all!  Which brings me back to my nickname: The Illusionist.  After GOB Bluth.  Don’t fight it, it’s there.  Let it roll of your tongue onto twitter with a #Razzball after it it and get the ball rolling!  But in all seriousness, this is the guy many suggested you draft and this is why you drafted him: 104 total yards with 4 receptions and 2 TDs on a night that could’ve been deemed near to Fantasy Football worthless outside of defenses, Gio-B delivered and any team that doesn’t own him right now is just jelly.  Moving forward, I’d normally be concerned with a ‘rookie wall’ but I don’t feel he deals with enough carries to make that a concern.  The rib injury?  Eh, maybe a small concern but it sounds like he avoided any major issues on that front.  Moving forward, you still have yourself a cheap RB2 in both standard and PPR formats in my book.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…

Lamar Miller – Jeopardy question in the form of an answer here.  This player makes you most disappointed when he rushes for 105 yards and adds 25 yards receiving on 4 catches.  Answer in the form of a question is, of course, ‘Who is Lamar Miller?’.  Who is he indeed.  He’s the guy who turns a 50 yard TD run into a fumble.  Now I’m NOT saying jump ship here at all.  Lamar looked as good as advertised.  But I am saying Philbin is doing his best to get into this young man’s head and it’s a sad sight to see.  Now admittedly, that fumble was awful on multiples levels.  Clearly he lacked vision there.  Cut to the left, touchdown.  Cut to the right, pile of bodies to run into.  But do I put him behind Daniel Thomas until the 4th quarter to ‘prove a point’?  To put it in Lana’nese: NOPE.  Poor coaching.  Brought to you by #TNF.  Sponsored by, co-hosted and closed captioning by: Joe Philbin.  AKA, the guy with the crazy eye.  If you tell me that’s the look of a man who makes fedoras out of the skin of women, I won’t argue with you.

Andy Dalton – So last week I said ‘blah, blah, blah, dude had a 9:6 TD to INT ratio coming into his 5:1 game, blah, blah, blah, I don’t really trust him this week, blah, blah, blah, Gingers have no souls’ and I’m pretty sure I’m 95% right on the mark with those statements.  Now to be fair, Dalton SHOULD’VE ended with a TD pass and most likely 1 less INT but that’s besides the point.  A 3 INT, 1 fumble night es no bueno and puts you back in the 15 and below crowd where I’ve been ranking you all year, Andy.  Now utilize your red-head ESP powers for good and get Lindsay Lohan back on track.  I miss feeling like an ok human being when I google images of her.

Marvin Jones – So it was better than the stats say.  He should’ve had a TD but the refs decided Jermaine Gresham held someone.  I don’t have the image to show you but I put it this way on twitter: Gresham held that guy for as long as I’ve held a dying body in my arms in my lifetime.  Hint: I’ve held zero dying bodies in my arms in my lifetime.  Marvin finished with 4/66 but deserved better.  Yes, I’m now officially interested.  Yes, you should drop the dying body on your roster for him.

Ryan Tannehill – The game went into overtime and he finished with just 208 passing yards.  And yet he still outscored the ginger.  Go figs.  He looked fine given the context of the game and how difficult the defense was just like with Lamar, I just don’t trust Crazy-eyed Joe to make this team fantasy relevant this year.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – He’s the mole to Eva Mendes’ lips, the teeth gap to Anna Paquin’s face, the chin to Robert Z’Dar’s…well, everything.  We’re talking the things that make something that’s otherwise great seem ugly.  Eva Mendes, I’m sorry I was reaching.  It could be a second head growing there.  I officially don’t care.  Call me.  But where was I?  Oh yeah, Gio is awesome but the ‘distinctive mark’ that makes people hesitate is BJGE.  It shouldn’t.  The Law-Firm did his best job of mediocre lawyer and garnered 72 yards on 21 carries.  If that’s who’s defending you, you better call Saul.

Geno Atkins – He plays defense.  He got hurt.  It looked bad.  Probably season-ending.  Ask @KevKumpf how much liquor to pour out for your IDP homies.

Mike Wallace – I watched the whole game and other than one catch for 40 yards, I remember zero of Wallace’s other catches as he totaled 6/82.  Unlike his brother William, Mike hasn’t fired bolts of lightening from his arse in a while so it’s hard to talk about him like he’s fantasy relevant of late.

AJ Green – It’s weird calling an 11/128 night bad but on 19 targets with some major key drops, I’d say AJ was more like BJ…that was a letter grade joke and zero about it should be taken as an ennuendo but hehe, BJ…seriously though, not the best night for Green despite the stats.  But you play fantasy so what do you care?  The stats were awesome, suck it snitches!

Daniel Thomas – I sometimes wonder if coaches have the same problem with flavors of ice cream.  Lemme try that Cedric Benson swirl please.  But Mr. Philbin, you tried that flavor yesterday and you said it wasn’t any good.  I know but I want to make sure…hrm, that tastes like disappointment and regret.  You said that last week, Mr. Philbin…DT had 12 carries.  That’s at least 7 more than he should’ve had.  He finished with 38 yards and half the ypc that Lamar did.  BUT LAMAR FUMBLED.  And that’s all crazy uncle Joe cares about.  PS, I’m no clairvoyant but when the Dolphins don’t reach the playoffs with this team, I have a funny feeling a coaching job will be open.  Resume question: can you put up with Horacio Caine in and around your workplace?  Answer: YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Mike says:
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    Giovani Bernard dressed up as Barry Sanders for Halloween. Wow.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Ha, it’s true!

  2. GoHawks says:
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    Nate Washington vs St Louis
    Or
    Dwayne Bowe vs Buffalo

    Thanks

  3. Ron says:
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    Be real with me Sky….I know a kicker question isnt the best way to kick things off (pun intended) but am I crazy for not wanting to drop Prater on his bye week? He is the top Kicker in my league with 85fpts.

    The guys left on the wire are Succup (61), Tucker(60), Nugent(59), Shuisham(56), Bironas(46) and various other under performers.

    Even though I have a clear advantage at the position so far with Prater and know that he will def get picked up next week by another team because of that, do I try to find a way to drop another positional player like Andre Brown or bite the bullet and drop Prater?

    I promise this will be my last kicker question of this decade.

    • Any other droppable scrubs on your team?

      • Ron says:
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        @James R: Andre Brown, Vereen and DHB are my worst players….

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ron: I’d drop DHB if he’s on your bench. He’s replaceable as a fill-in WR

          • Ron says:
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            @Cram It: Even with DHB’s expanded role now that Wayne is out?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Ron: DHB stands for ‘Drops His Balls’. 12 targets and 4 catches for 60 yards not that much better than 6 targets for 2 catches and 30. You’re either dropping him or your kicker.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Ron: Yes I’m aware of his “expanded role”. Then drop Prater.

  4. Gator Husker says:
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    My wife and daughter are both red heads. It is great, since they don’t have souls I get to go golfing every sunday morning instead of going to church.

    Who is better ROS-Pryor, Locker, or Brady…….I can’t believe I just asked that…..thanks and great article as always.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Gator Husker: HA! The awesome life of being a heathen.

      Man, I keep wanting to say Brady will turn it around but his cast has been so all over the place this year. If he gets rolling, it might be too late. I’m honestly saying Pryor there but I am simply not a Locker believer for fantasy purposes. Too much game manager built in.

  5. Tim says:
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    Need an impartial, outside opinion… Looking to upgrade my rb depth and set up for hopeful playoff run. I have forte, lacy, rice, Ellington and at wr have Cruz, Antonio brown, Torrey, and keenan Allen. I have been offered bell (who I like over rice) and Percy (who will never start for me) for rice and Torrey. Just wanted to get your opinion as to whether it is a go or not.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tim: I am not a Bell believer so for that reason I wouldn’t make that trade.

  6. Captain Kirk says:
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    morning @ Sky

    Question for 0.5 ppr league flex spot

    roll with Le’Veon Bell or Jordan Reed?

    Thanks.

  7. Rob says:
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    SKY

    I picked up Shonn Greene on news he is receiving 15 or so touches a week. But somebody dropped Joique Bell and I am considering dropping Greene or Mendenhall for him using my #2 waiver position.

    This is for my fourth RB. The final consideration is that there is one more bye week for my starting RB (Murray week 11) and Mendenhall draws Jax that week which is the reason I have been reluctant to kick him to the curb even though he sux.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rob: I’d want Joique over Greene.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Rob: I’d still be dropping Mendy there. The trend isn’t good for him but if you’re unwilling to do that, I agree w/Cram

      • Rob says:
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        @Sky:
        There is another option that I think I like better. I have Chicago DEF but this week am streaming Oak (might revisit this pick) because Chicago is facing GB. Since the Chicago DEF has been just decent but not outstanding, I am thinking I can do just as well streaming DEF the rest of the way and dropping Chicago Def.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Go for it

  8. ashtray says:
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    Our league allows 2 keepers each year. As I am 3-5 and suffering from a number of letdowns (RG3, Ray Rice, Morris not getting the ball, AJ Green not scoring TDs, etc) I’m thinking about locking down the best possible keepers for next year.

    As it stands my best keeper prospects would be Morris, Rice, Green, Lacy.

    Who are the absolute best keepers for 2014? Is Peterson still #1 despite how bad MIN is? Calvin Johnson? Doug Martin?

    Thinking about offering trades like:

    Give Green+Morris+Rice for Johnson
    Give Rice+Lacy+Reed for Peterson

    I’ll absolutely sell everything I can for just 2 megastuds. I’ve never been in a keeper before so not sure how these will go down.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Green is a stud and Lacy is one in the making. I think you’re set, actually. If you could get Megatron, that would be great but that’s the two I’d roll into 2014 with, personally.

  9. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    You have ranked Bilal powell higher than Mike Tolbert but with Deangelo dinged up do you think am i carzy to start Mike Tolbert over Bilal Powell ?

    I am tired with Jets inconsistency with their RB

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re not crazy for that thought. I know D-Wil is back at practice but I usually do a revamp Sunday morning based on reports. Don’t be surprised if D-Wil moves down, Tolbert moves up.

      • Jagan says:
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        Thanks.

        I have to really appreciate your help/patience in respoding to every one queries how stupid or good they are.

        Jagan

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, thanks Jagan, I’m glad I could help.

  10. Pete says:
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    Do you think Vereen has more value down the stretch and in the playoffs in a PPR league than Ben Tate as a handcuff to Foster (who I have)? My other RB’s are Murray, Stacy, CJ?K, and L. Miller. I basically need to drop either Tate or Vereen to pick up a kicker this week at some point for my 7-1 team. I guess a sneak option would be to wait and drop one of the guys just before the Sunday night kickoff and grab Gould the next day for the night matchup but that maybe a little risky? If you say keep Tate though this is less of an issue this week.

    • Sky

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      I do but I’m not a huge handcuffs guy. Tate would be my drop there.

  11. killer joe says:
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    I need some advice while I’m in bye week hell. My bench looks like this:

    Stafford
    Blackmon
    Reggie Bush
    Steve Smith
    MJD
    Steve Johnson
    GOB
    James Jones

    I dropped my kicker and defense to claim a Pryor and Zac Stacy, and now I have empty K and DEF slots in my lineup. I’m in a 3-way tie for first place and facing one of the other first place teams this week. Johnson and Jones seem like the most droppable, but man those are hard moves to make. I thought about just punting this week, but that’s giving up a big game in the standings. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d make it Smith and Johnson, personally but I hear ya. Those are the two I’d drop or I’d just take a smack for the weeek.

    • the imp says:
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      @killer joe: Drop Blackmon. Just suspended indefinitely by the league.

  12. WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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    Hey Sky, great write up

    12-team .5 PPR non-keeper, waiver budget of $100 (I have $70, which is the most by $10)

    James Jones in on the WW, how much would you bid?

    • Sky

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      Thanks!

      Lotta levels to this question. He’s still hurting and probably doesn’t play this week plus if you really need a WR or don’t. Right now, I see him as a playoff project and would put $12 down on him.

      • WorldsFirstAnalrapist says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for the quick response, I do not need him for this week, more of a stash, so I have more trade flexibility…I have DeSean Jackson, Torrey Smith, Shorts, and Amendola. I am trying to trade Amendola, Sproles, and Pierre Thomas for a stud, but if that doesn’t work I might swap Amendola for RGIII because I love his playoff schedule. I was thinking low teens as well

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, he’s now been out a while. Worried how he’ll be used. They’re gonna take it slow with him because Boykin is performing so well.

  13. Nathan says:
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    Thanks for the great Lamar Miller advice yesterday!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t remember it so I’ll say you’re welcome and hope that wasn’t sarcasm!

  14. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Sky, thanks to you I googled Ellen Degeneres’ costume last night. It’s like saying “whatever you do don’t push the red button” crap. You tell you not to look and I look. Damn it man!

    That picture will haunt me for the rest of my life.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! Well if that’s the case, whatever you do, don’t google Brent Grimes birthday cake while at work…and don’t blame me when you have to visit HR!

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: Ha, I’ll use my iPhone then. Most websites are blocked at work (except Razzball!) so it probably wouldn’t show up anyways.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nice! I’m sure your boss is a big fan, hence the non-blockage.

  15. James says:
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    Hey Sky,

    12 team PPR
    I have both Vereen and Harvin coming back and it looks like Vereen is a little more reliable then Harvin is so Im looking to sure up my WR. When Vereen comes back ill have to choose between him and CJ2k on who to start each week and bench the other

    Would you trade CJ2K for Torrey Smith?
    Im going to make the playoffs and Smith’s playoff matchups look really promising. (Minn, Det, NE)

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      How much RB depth do you have? You make it sound like you’re really thin at the position. I’m not against it, would just depend on what your team looks like overall.

      • James says:
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        J. Charles, F.Jackson, CJ2K and Vereen.
        I know you dont like Jackson, but as long as hes healthy then hes a good enough RB2/Flex. And if he gets hurt, then Vereen can play RB2. Im just worried that if they all stay healthy and productive then i have to bench one of them instead of filling the flex with a T.Smith.
        I would trade Jackson but nobody wants him

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. It’s a big risk in my opinion. I personally wouldn’t do it.

          • James says:
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            We play 2 rbs and 2 flex (WR/TE, WR/RB) So i always have room for the WRs. With the RBs, I only really need two of them.
            I just dont want to get stuck having to find a WR off waivers or something if Harvin cant ever get healthy or going while im staring at one of those RBs on the bench.

            Vereen needs to be healthy but he looks to be locked in to the starting roster each week based on what he did week 1 so im looking at filling my 2 flex spots.
            Which pair will get me the most points during playoffs?

            Flex 1. T.Smith and F.Jax/Harvin/Waiver pickup
            Flex 2. CJ2K/F.Jax and Harvin/Waiver pick up

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Flex 2 seems good enough to me. I think you’re removing injury to your RBs as a factor. Not a good way to evaluate to assume perfect health to fill your 2 RB slots.

  16. Ron says:
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    Woodhead or Denarius Moore in .5PPR ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Woodhead

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: Ok this just got a little more complicated.

      I have Woodhead and Mathews. I’m being offered Boldin for Woodhead. I see that the guy also owns D. Moore.

      Is Woodhead for either of those guys a good trade for me? If so, should I go for Boldin or Moore?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Boldin’s been pretty inconsistent. He’s on a running team and so is Moore. I don’t think you’re doing yourself any favors making that move.

  17. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    So, what level of quarterback do you think Miller can fetch in a straight up trade right now? I’m gambling Martin will be back in less than a month & have 3 others to buffer me in the meantime so I was going to deal Miller while hot for Brady, Dalton, or RG3 if possible in my 1QB, 1QB flex league.

    • Sky

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      Depends on the needs of the other guy. RB2 in a 1QB/QBFlex league probably doesn’t warrant enough for you to deal him. You could maybe get Dalton or Brady but they’re not very consistent for QBs this year.

  18. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Remember last week when I said I liked Steelers DEF and was curious why you didn’t rank them? And I called out Terrell Pryor and that he makes poor decisions?

    I did end up dropping PIT for OAK DST right before game time and scored 2 more points than I would have, had I stuck with the Steelers corp. But that being said, Pryor didn’t really do much besides show off his legs after that long scamper. Other than that he got shut down, they took to spying him hardcore because they weren’t about to let him do it again. But McFadden did show some nice runs and cuts in the game at times.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: Is this an “I was almost right” humble brag? That’s what Pryor does, he had 17+ fantasy points. Pitt had 8, which was good for like 13th.

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Cram It: @Sky:

        I’m not addressing Pryor. I’m addressing the fact Steelers DST wasn’t ranked. Oaklands Offensive line has been terrible. That was my concern and the fact that the Steelers could take away Pryors ability to run and force him to throw, and than pressure him into mistakes because of the poor offensive line I just pointed out. Yes, one run for 90+ yards.. wow. That is incredible, especially for a QB, I’m not arguing that. I’m saying they shut him down after that like I imagined. And they got to him. Only ranked 13th at the end of the week? Well thats a lot better than some of the other defenses that were ranked..

        • Prez says:
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          @Jayrod Ceol: its a defense… Put the vaseline down…

          • Jayrod Ceol says:
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            @Prez: Right.. then why rank em?? Why start one even? You’re an idiot. Every aspect of the game counts. And if you don’t consider it, than you probably don’t do very well anyway

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jayrod Ceol: ah, the rarely seen troll kryptonite makes an appearance. Thought to only be a myth some claim.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jayrod Ceol: -9 in TO ratio on the year. You’re banking on them stopping the other team from scoring a lot of points and getting a sack or two. Upside in playing the Steelers defense is minimal to say the least.

      A major part of Pryor’s game is the ability to scamper so saying ‘he didn’t do much’ is a bit of an understatement. He got 100 yards rushing and a TD on the ground. I’d say that’s a pretty good day for anyone who started him. It was an ugly slog of a game and they gave up 3 rushing touchdowns on the day. I guess I’m not seeing anything to point out here other than they’re mediocre even when they’re good. Not trying to be harsh, just reality is it wasn’t that great of a day.

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Sky: Yeah I agree, I definitely see the upside to OAK for sure thats why I ended up going with them. Plus Pittsburgh can’t seem to win when they go to the Black Hole. That being said, when starting a DST whether or not the QB puts up a 100yds in the box score doesn’t matter. Especially since it all happened on one play. The Steelers did let them score a couple of times offensively, but the real points come from INTs/Forced Fumbles, Sacks. And when an offensive line is bad, more than likely all those things increase in opportunity. So the match-up is important. OAK and PIT both have questionable offensive lines and they both provoke good opportunities for the opposing team to get pressure and to make them cause mistakes. I wasn’t bashing you or anything. Just was wondering why you didn’t see Pittsburghs match-up for with them wasn’t worth the rank.

        That is all. I didn’t intend for it to be some bash or bogus ‘toot my own horn’ thing…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I never took it as such. Honestly, didn’t remember the conversation and just now looked back at it. Hope I didn’t come across the wrong way in any instance here with you.

          Matchup is important but so is +/- TO ratio. If we’re talking about the Steelers, I said their +/- was -10 last week and now it’s up to – 9. Pitt is a crafty veteran team but they haven’t been as great as they have been in the past and the flipside to your argument – matchup being important – is also something I try to evaluate from the angle of ‘who’s going to win’. I saw Oakland winning the game, which puts pressure on a poor offensive line in Pittsburgh which would give free shots at Big Ben and make it a lopsided field. Most times a defense ‘goes off’, it has a lot to do with matchup and situational play. QB is forced to throw into constant pressure and starts making mistakes, shortens the field on their own team defense and so you can get an ugly game. You have to pick a storyline to the game on a given night and mine was Oakland would put Big Ben in some bad spots offensively and shorten the field for the Raiders offense with turnovers and would run it down their throats. It was 2/3rds of the story. OAK got shut down in the second half and PIT rallied.

          In either case, I have nothing against your call, just the stats and the storyline didn’t jive for me with them for the week but clearly they were better than I had expected.

  19. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I know you don’t like backup QBs but, are you keeping Wilson if you have RGIII? Would you drop him for a lottery ticket? Knile or Turbin?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I wouldn’t drop one of them for Knile or Turbin.

  20. the imp says:
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    Wow! Dude who said Blackmon would be done yesterday actually was on the money. He was suspended indefinitely for substance abuse.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: What the…where’d that guy come from and where’d he go? I literally asked him for more info and he never responded back. That’s nuts!

  21. Thom says:
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    Started Gio last night. So I got that going for me… which is nice. So…L. Moore, Amendola or Tolbert (available FA) in a 10 team PPR. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Thom: Right now it’s Moore for me. Tolbert is close. If D-Wil is limited or doesn’t go, I’d pick him up.

  22. Zandy says:
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    Wow! That dude wasn’t kidding yesterday! Blackmon is done! Wow!

    Pick up mike brown drop jstew?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: Damn, wish the Jags weren’t on a bye. I could really use a WR this week.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Cram It: is that a scoop up or no?

      • the imp says:
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        @Cram It: I’m with you. As soon as I read Blackmon was out I was happy my opponent couldn’t play him and I could go get Brown to play for me….that balloon popped quickly.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Man, if I’d known NFL insiders were reading this stuff, I would’ve listened!

  23. Zar says:
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    ….Justin Blackmon suspended fml.

    So, I’m gonna drop him. Mike Brown, Kenny Stills, Keenan Allen, and Harvin. I’m thinking Keenan would be the pick, is that right?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zar: I’d do Keenan for sure. Others could argue harvin if you can be patient but I think Keenan is safer and a top 10 play this week per sky

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zar: Agree w/Zandy

  24. Big Ben 48 says:
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    Which side please? PPR.

    Calvin Johnson/sproles/Blackmon or Foster/Tate/Terrance Williams
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      you can forget Blackmon at this point: suspended ROS and indefinitely.

      • Big Ben 48 says:
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        @Sky: ok. So how about Johnson/sproles for Foster/Williams

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s fair. I’d be happy with either side, honestly, but I’d probably take the Foster side.

  25. The Thumb says:
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    Trade Graham/CJ?K for Charles/Hilton?

    I have jordan reed and would be dropping Colston with the addition of TY.

    Other question is, I’m pretty set at WR and have Bush and McCoy at RB so should I be looking for QB help? I have Russell Wilson and Jake Locker. Which range should I target?

    Thanks Sky!!!

    • Sky

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      I’d take the Charles side there.

      Not sure why you need to drop Colston given context. Not sure what to say on that.

      Are you saying you’re selling Bush or McCoy to get a QB? Brees or bust but I don’t think you should do it.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Sky: I’m only allowed to roster 5 and I would theoretically have Megatron, Jordy, Percy, Garçon, TY

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, gotcha. Nice set and makes sense.

  26. Aero says:
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    So Sky, that depth you warned me about trading yesterday…. yeah, Blackmon suspended. Hahaha. Nice one, bro!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Did I help or harm? I hope I helped?!?

      • Aero says:
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        @Sky: Nope, you nailed it. I held on the trade I was considering. Now I just need Percy to get back on the field!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, good to hear! Yeah, as a ‘hawks fan I’d like that very much myself!

        • the imp says:
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          @Aero: I miss Percy too. For both real and fake football reasons.

  27. the imp says:
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    Okay…trying to formulate my Foster plan. I’m 5-3 and roughly a 10 pt favorite.
    To recap: Play 2 RB, own only 4 max. I have Forte/Foster (questionable)/MJD (bye)/Ellington (bye)
    Tate is available and questionable. No decent Bears, GB, or Colts RB is available on the wire. I still have no clue about Houston’s #3 RB.
    Are you inclined to:
    1. Hold for more info….maybe they’ll cut a backup RB to give a clue
    2. Drop Ellington for Tate now.
    3. Drop Ellington for James or Bolden (haven’t decided who I like best yet)

    If you are holding, what kind of news are you looking for to make a switch.
    Thanks…and sorry to keep covering this…hopefully last time I’m asking for advice on this one.

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: If it matters…PPR…10 favorite status is assuming Foster plays to his CBS projection of 18 pts.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You need to hold until Sunday because Sunday is when you’re going to know if Arian Foster is playing/limited/not starting. You need real news and you’re not gonna get it on a Friday. Right now he’s a gametime decision. I know this sounds like a bad idea but I worry dropping for Tate (ribs) and James (bad matchup, not on a good team) for a bye week fill in will hurt you more long term than it’s worth. Is it safe to assume you won’t get Ellington back?

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky:
        I think Ellington should be claimed by 5 or 6 teams if they are paying attention. If I drop anytime after midnight tonight, he will be stuck on waivers until the Tu waiver claims are made. Depending on my record, I will pick behind at least 4 or 5 of those teams ….so in short, he shouldn’t make it back to me. I actually think an MJD drop is slightly more likely to boomerang back to me due to his 2.5 ppg lower average. Most teams are carrying only 3 RBs during the bye week crunch.

        I wouldn’t say your idea to risk a zero is a “bad” idea. If Foster is 50% or better to go, then a boom or bust hold may be the right call given the quality of the fill-in and effects of losing Ellington. The flip side is wondering what an RB4 is good for if he is on bye when you need him.

        Do you think we are likely to learn much more about Foster before my Sun 1PM Eastern deadline to make an add/drop?

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          @the imp: I know…you already answered that…sorry.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for pushing me to hold. No matter what Foster does, I’m done for with Rivers/Morris/Garcon/Graham and Allen all going off for my opponent. Hopefully, I can get value out of Ellington once he is more attractively past his bye.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob. Hope that depth makes things good for you down the road.

  28. Josh says:
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    With Blackmon out for the season, do we move on Mike Brown as an even fill in for Blackmon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds reasonable

  29. cheerio says:
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    12 team. Non-ppr.

    Boykin or Vereen

    Looking for best ROS depth. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Safe vs upside there. Think Boykin is safer. I’d lean his way

  30. Anthony says:
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    Sorry bro, I just posted this question in your old buy/sell post so I’m re-asking it here…..

    Hey Sky, I lost Blackmon today so I wanted to ask your opinion on who I should grab to replace him. It’s a PPR league and there’s not much out there except……Stills, Lafell, Ginn & Brazill. I like Brazill’s potential but the problem is that I’m probably going to start the guy I pick up as my flex this week and who knows how involved Brazill will be. Who would you grab out of those guys? Thanks brother.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a worry I hit you up there. Stills is the guy

  31. Ron says:
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    With the latest new, pickup Mike Brown or keep DHB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go upside there and say Brown

  32. Ron says:
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    .5PPR ROS – Andre Brown or Mike Brown?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Mike

  33. Jeff says:
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    Garcon, TY hilton and keenan Allen. can only start 2 in a ppr league. Go!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Garçon/Keenan

  34. Blake says:
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    Hartline still is not getting looks! geeze, he needs to ride the pine!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah don’t know what the deal is with that offense this year. Very confusing

  35. Jagan says:
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    I was offered matt forte and demarius thomas for calvin johnson and frank gore shall i do the deal

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair but I’d rather have Megatron

  36. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    A gimpy Roddy White if he plays or Greg Jennings?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: Actually I noticed you had Stephen Hill ranked as a solid #3. He hasn’t done much lately either. You like him best here, maybe because they’ll have to throw alot against N’awlins?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah he’s healthy and I’d go with him there

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ugh…I’ll say Jennings. I don’t trust that storyline

  37. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    Mike Brown or Rueben Randle ROS?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough. Still like Randle there

  38. MattTruss223 says:
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    Man, my Blackmon for Gronk trade looks down right criminal now. Yikes. Not what I was expecting when I sold him. Sad that the kid can’t quit the sauce.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Downright crazy is what it is. Millionaire who can’t get himself in check. Sad world…

  39. Wilsonian says:
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    Need some last second advice and clarification one last time. I have 3 spots and 4 guys to play, and it looks like Graham is going to give it the good ole college try. Who do I play here:

    TE: Reed
    W/R: Gordon
    W/R/T: CJnoK
    BN: Graham
    BN: Ridley
    BN: Sproles

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

    Thanks again for your help. Gio and Green got me off to a decent start against his Dalton and Marvin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Graham has a safer floor than CJ. If you have a large enough lead, I’d go with him but if you still need upside, it’s CJ

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: I’m up about 25 points after Thursday. Thanks to you, of course, on the Gio call. Ha! I’m thinking I gotta play Graham. I just don’t trust CJ when I have an option like Graham available. I’m sure he’ll go off for 40 points now that I’ve said that.

        • Sky

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          I think at the very least Graham’s RZ targets are safe so you have that. I like Shonn’s return. Think it’ll do more good than harm to CJ but graham is still the safest choice

  40. goodfold2 says:
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    non PPR ROS
    k.wright or m.brown (JAX)
    2. PPR league, ROS fleener or bennett at TE?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wright for consistency

      Bennett

  41. E says:
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    Flex P. Thomas or G. Tate in non-ppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pierre

      • E says:
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        @Sky: how about Tate or Bolden?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Tate

  42. E says:
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    G Tate or J Jones non ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s a health question and how much you’re willing to gamble. Tate’s healthy and 100% to go

  43. Pete says:
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    I have Ben Tate, Brown, and Starks. Which one to start? The more pressing decision is that I need to drop 1 prior to 12 noon to pick up a kicker. I can also drop Lance Moore or Mike Brown (neither of which do I need this week) instead of one of the backs. It’s a PPR league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Pete: Which Brown is this? Drop Starks. Play Tate

      • Pete says:
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        @Sky: Sorry, that’s Donald Brown. With Foster active do you still like Ben Tate over Don Brown and Starks?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Still Tate

  44. Oppo Taco says:
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    who to flex sky? Kendall wright or Lance moore .5 ppr thanks. colston inactive

  45. Blake says:
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    sky,

    PPR League #1

    decision to make for my WR and flex

    D Amendola
    G Jennings
    Steven Jackson
    Pierre Thomas

    Leaning towards amendola and Thomas – Thoughts?

    PPR league #2

    An even harder decision for my 3 WR slots (no flex)

    Jordy Nelson
    Andre Johnson
    Ty Hilton
    Keenan Allen

    of course Jordy but I am unclear for the next 2?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Blake: looks like you’re just hoping nelson doesn’t have bad game since all three of those other guys did good (2 really, really good)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Blake: Sorry I missed this one, Blake. I’m usually busy checking lineups and rankings on Sunday morning but I hope your day turned out alright.

  46. Snake Hips says:
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    Start Pierre Thomas or Trent Richardson today?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Would’ve said Trent

  47. J-FOH says:
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    what up Sky? How is Herbert doing, I kinda miss his high fives.

    I have Cleveland and B-More’s D today. Why do I do this to myself. It’s like I keep asking myself, what offense is going to f**k up more?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Waldo is doing good. He misses the crumbs dropped on the floor by you. Ha!

      Would’ve said CLE. Good at home and BAL offense scuffling.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: that was the best tuna sandwich ever!

  48. Prez says:
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    Carolina D is keeping me in the game right now.. and greene was a nice flex in the rcl! You da man Sky!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m flexing in the mirror as I type.

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: haha you deserve a long look at those pecks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          And now I’m Kaep’ing! *kisses guns*

  49. J-FOH says:
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    In one RCL I have 201.64 with James and Russell Wilson on the bench

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s kinda insane

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: my sleeper Riley Cooper was huge….in another RCL I went Alex Smith over Foles….stupid Jack! stupid, stupid, stupid!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ahem…YOUR sleeper? Check your head, my man, you asked me if you should go David Nelson, Cole Beasley or Riley Cooper. AND WHAT DID I SAY, HMMMM?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: it’s at 210.74 now

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Your team has priapism

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I wish i did

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha!

  50. Snake Hips says:
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    Owning Trent Richardson is the worst..

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Snake Hips: esp where you drafted him. I had gotten martin over charles (4th overall) for my father’s team. he is not happy with me.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Colts kinda stupid, really. But hopefully that pass is the start of something good

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: he looked great on both of those passes.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, was a tough night overall but still finished as a top 10 QB for the week again, no doubt.

  51. goodfold2 says:
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    1.for luck backup, foles or keenum? both look good and seem to get a lot of yards. luck looks terrible.
    2. keep ball (DEN) or grab wilson, just dropped.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in 2. could also grab any of CLE’s backs, as they are all free agents now.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Nah just hold

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. Foles…hrm, ok about Luck. Pretty rash response
      2. Ball

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: doesn’t mean i’ll bench luck (has looked great pretty much right after i wrote that), just noticed that foles went back to being great and keenum went apeshit to a.j. in first half, have a 5th WR (d.nelson) do absolutely nothing.
        2. it is funny that all of mcgahee/ogre/fozzy bear are free agents. have a.j./dola/nicks/d.moore/jennings all ahead of nelson anyway, don’t need backup TE/DEF/K, and have a LOT of RB already. backup QB when a few look pretty good made sense.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I like Keenum, just like Foles more. Think Keenum is a bit of a wild card. He’ll have a 3 INT game coming to him shortly. Just too much slinging without a care attitude. And my God that man drops 5 miles back…needs to shore that up.

          2. Cool.

  52. Shane Collins says:
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    I asked this question last week but wanted to see if your thoughts have changed after this weekend. Steven Jackson or Mike James ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jackson

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