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Oh week one, you have to be one of the greatest weeks to trade for an underperforming star.  Wes Welker turned in a complete clunker of a game vs the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, going for 3 catches on 5 targets for 14 yards and in very un-Welker like fashion topped it off by dropping a pass on what would’ve been a sure first down.  He’s the buzz of the week in terms of fantasy goats and I’m sure his owners are a tad nervous if they’re a novice.  Go tell them the bad news about the Edelman splits – which aren’t entirely true – and talk up that drop and the contract ‘problems’ and all that other fun stuff.  See if they’ll trade him for a WR3 and a box of Candy Corn Oreos.  Now I had him as a WR2 with a high ceiling but I’m gonna admit, the Pats looked good and utilized their run game a lot last Sunday so maybe he’s a mid to low tier WR2 at this point.  Regardless, he’s still Welker and he still plays for a pass-heavy offense.  Of course, if you’re a Welker owner you’re holding since you’re not getting full value and Candy Corn Oreos is the most disgusting idea you’ve ever heard of.  And with that, let’s look at some other buys for 2012 fantasy football…

BUY

Jordy Nelson/Greg Jennings – Don’t know how eager owners will be to move either of them but everyone is talking about how A-Maize-ing Cobb was.  He was really good…as the 3rd or 4th option for Aaron Rodgers.  The 49ers made a great quarterback do the smart thing and pass to his 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th options last week.  Your target breakdown goes like this: 11 for Finley, 9 for Jennings and Cobb, 7 for Nelson, 6 for James Jones.  Sniff around and see if any of the GB WR owners are feeling a bit nervous about a Randall invasion on their stats.  I’m in no way fearful on that front but then again I still wear No Fear t-shirts like it’s 1995.  I’m so hip.

Cedric Benson - So just buy all of GB, of course.  San Fran was the top run defense last year.  If you started Cedric this week and were disappointed, you should be disappointed with yourself.  I’m not a huge Benson fan but if an owner is willing to toss him my way for a bench RB, I’ll buy him.  He’s a flex play.  Now go flex those trading fingers and steal him for less.

Heath Miller - I don’t always get excited about Tight Ends but when I do, it’s attached to Jessica Biel.  Wait, wrong post.  Sunday’s game showed that Big Ben has finally smartened up a bit.  He’s no longer dancing around to try and get it to Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown.  If the play isn’t there immediately, he’s looking at 3rd and 4th options.  I know, novel concept.  Miller finished 2nd behind Brown and Emmanuel Sanders in team targets with 7 to their 8 apiece.  If Ben holds to this all season, it might kill my love for Wallace and Brown but that wealth spread might net you a top 12 TE in Miller in PPR leagues.

Torrey Smith - He should’ve been targeted more and think he will be in the future.  He’s a WR3 with upside.  That upside you can see in the 52 yard catch.  That WR3 statement you can see in his end line.

SELL

Alfred Morris - If you had him for week 1 and actually started him, 1) you’re a crazy SOB and 2) congrats.  You’re a frickin’ Shannahan Whisperer…or so you’d like to think.  I can promise you this, Mike is going to ride the hot hand week in and week out.  I don’t want to own a Redskins RB unless it’s in the deepest of leagues.  See if someone wants to cough up a more solid play for what might be Alfred’s best week of the season.

Randall Cobb – Yup, I’m raining on your WR sleeper parade and also apparently only watched the 49ers vs Packers game on Sunday.  Well, considering how much got done around my house on Sunday, I beg to differ.  I’m not contradicting Andrew’s Waiver Post from yesterday, I’m merely pointing out Cobb’s line is a bit hunkier than I think it’ll be for the course of the season.  He had a great day but when examining the matchup and the people in the buy area, Randall might be at a great stage to sell.  He was buzz-worthy coming into the season and just finished off a stellar game.  If someone is unhappy with their WR2, don’t fight them.  Let them take a bite out of Cobb.  Sweet, I got to get in two corny jokes about Cobb in this post.  Now three!  Now help me get away from them!

Hold

Michael Vick - Obvious hold, yes, but I know some of you are ready to jump off.  Well just remember Stafford had a similar day on Sunday.  The only way to trade Vick is to a Matt Ryan non-believer.  Other than that, I wouldn’t jump ship right now.

Chris Johnson - This call isn’t because I’m happy with him or think he’s going to make some crazy leap next week.  But I do know they abandoned the run early and never gave him much to work with when he did get his carries.  Plus you drafted him in the 1st round.  What are you getting for him if you sell now?  Might as well drop him unless someone out there is still offering you a top 20 player in return.

Peyton Hillis - This is a cautious hold.  Peyton was not used in any way, shape or form as I thought he’d be.  I might’ve suggested to own the wrong Peyton this year but like CJ, you’re not getting anything in return.  Just keep him on your bench for now.

  1. Benny says:
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    Rank these four waiver wire pickups for ROS. I have a very balanced team at RB and WR so this is strictly a depth move. It’s a 10 team ppr league that starts 2 rb’s and 3 wr’s (no flex): Alfred Morris, Dwyer, Ogletree, and Cobb.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Dwyer, Cobb, Morris………Ogletree

  2. Ryan says:
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    Stream defense this weekend
    Please rank
    Bengals vs browns
    Cowboys at Sea
    Giants vs Tam
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      How you wrote them

  3. Scott says:
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    Want to pick up Dwyer off of waivers…..would u drop Hillis or Ryan Williams?
    It’s early but neither looked good

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d drop Williams

  4. Ryan says:
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    One more…I have lance Moore and Lafeil on bench as 4th and 5th WR
    Would u drop lafeil for either jeffrey(chi) or Hawkins (cin)
    Hawkins looks safe for a ton of catches….not sure of the Td
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Id take Hawkins over LaFell

  5. Salty Balty says:
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    PPR league. Can I drop Hillis for McCluster?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

  6. sickmangarner says:
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    I could probably get Welker for Alfred Morris but is that giving up too much at this stage?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t believe in Morris so I would do that trade

      • HotRod says:
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        @Sky,

        You do that trade all day, hurry…

  7. sickmangarner says:
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    sorry for the extra post. I could also try getting Welker for Peyton Hillis (Welker owner needs an RB with Fred J out)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Id hold Peyton

  8. Schlitzy says:
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    I’m weak at wr2 (collie, little and James jones) in my 14 team league but solid at rb (Mathews, Martin, spiller, hillis) with no flex. Looking to target a wr upgrade for spiller. In what order would you go after welker, Nelson, Torrey, Antonio b and garçon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nelson/Welker are the first tier, Brown/Garcon the second and Torrey the 3rd.

  9. Mike says:
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    My team is opretty set other than at TE

    Who should I Start this week/Sit but Hold onto/Drop

    Rudolph
    Fleener
    Olsen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have all three on your team? I think you might be sitting on too many TE if you are. I’d rank them how you have them.

      • Mike says:
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        @Sky,

        I have Fleener/Rudolph in one league

        Rudolph and Olsen in another.

        I just didnt want to bother you with multiple questions

        Thanks for your response!

  10. Matt Damon says:
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    12 team keeper league, 24 man rosters, only 6 free agency moves per year.

    Ogletree, Stephen Hill, or neither? I’m very deep at WR, but don’t want to pass up the talent.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Hill long-term. Depends who I’m dropping for him, though, but I could see doing that move.

  11. the hungarian hippo says:
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    Gresham or Heath Bar?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go with sugary goodness: Heath.

  12. I can start any position in my flex, who do you like?

    Cobb
    Donald Brown
    Nate Wash
    Locker
    Donnie Avery
    Greg Olsen (already starting Rudolph)

    Also what do you think of offering this trade: Cobb and Gerhart for Chris Johnson (the guy has AP, too) – is that enough for CJ2K or should I hold and wait for AP to get worn down?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d normally say QB but don’t know how hurt Locker is (no pun intended). Would start Brown

      It’s probably not enough but it’s worth a shot.

  13. Mr. McGibblets says:
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    Should I drop Nate Washington for Randall Cobb this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t think Jennings will play this week so I’d do that.

  14. Adam says:
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    Best DEF to stream this week, standard yahoo scoring:

    DAL @ SEA
    NYG vs TB
    CIN vs CLE

    or go with my current D of CHI @ GB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      CHI does not have a good matchup this week. I like CIN/DAL/NYG in that order.

  15. Adam says:
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    Also, best option @ FLEX in a +1 PPR league:

    Kevin Smith @ SF
    Alfred Morris @ STL
    Michael Bush @ GB
    Stephen Hill @ PIT
    Dwyer vs NYJ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Morris/Dwyer/Smith/Bush/Hill

  16. B.o.B says:
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    Would you drop Helu for any of the following WR?

    Hawkins
    LaFell
    Ogletree
    James Jones
    McCluster

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Id drop for Hawkins

  17. Scobee Snack says:
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    Standard 12 team league:

    Should I trade Michael Turner for Marques Colston?

    My running backs are:
    Jamaal Charles
    Shonn Greene
    DeAngelo Williams
    David Wilson

    My receivers are:
    Calvin Johnson
    Greg Jennings
    Michael Crabtree
    Darius Heyward-Bey

    I know I will be short on running back after the trade but is it worth it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like the trade just not for your team

  18. E says:
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    Pls rank for non ppr 12 team H2H:

    Boldin
    L. Robinson
    Heyward-Bay
    Burleson
    Mike Williams

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      DHB/Boldin/Burleson/Williams/Robinson

      • E says:
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        @Sky, How much for DHB on a $100 budget

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          All 5 of those WRs are FAs? I wouldn’t spend a dime. One of those top three will pass through waivers. None should be part of your regular starting lineup right now.

  19. HotRod says:
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    12-team PPR 6pt all TD – Trade Flacco & JCharles for Stafford?

    Team now:

    QB – Flacco
    RB – Forte
    RB – McFadden
    WR – Julio
    WR – Percy
    TE – Hernandez
    OP (any offensive player) – Charles

    Team after trade:

    QB – Stafford
    RB – Forte
    RB – McFadden
    WR – Julio
    WR – Percy
    TE – Hernandez
    OP (any offensive player) – Josh Freeman

    This would weken my RB depth obviously, but I think it definitely stengthens my starting lineup…your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m on the fence about the trade only because RB depth is hard to come by and DMC isn’t exactly known for his great health history. What are your RB bench options if you lose Charles?

      • HotRod says:
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        @Sky,
        Not much, Michael Bush & Felix Jones…yikes

        My thought as well…maybe if this is week 10, and all RB’s are healthy, I do the deal, but I think I will hold for now?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, any chance Dwyer is still out there or LeShoure? I’m grasping at straws here. Like that trade if it didn’t kill your RB depth.

          • HotRod says:
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            @Sky,

            No, not much on the wire…I could drop felix & grab Goodson (is he even the handcuff to DMC, or Taiwan?) I would then have both Forte & DMC hancuffs….

            The good news is I won last week, so not desperate, but dont know if Staffrod will be available much longer & where Flacco goes in terms of value is anybody’s guess…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Argh…that’s tough. Maybe see if he’d accept a two for two. Charles for Stafford and Flacco for one of his lower end RB. That might ease things if he has something worth trying to work with.

  20. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you lose Beanie for Dwyer?

    Also, what’s your take on LeShoure? Is he a must-add once he comes back in Week 3? What I’ve read is that he will most likely be the feature back, Smith will be the backup, and Best might not be back at all. I’m an Illinois Grad, so my feelings are tempered with LeShoure, but he could be a difference maker.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yes for Dwyer.

      Only problem with LeShoure is maturity, which seems to be a problem with every young Lions player. He has the skills to be an RB2 for your team but he’s yet to play a down in the NFL due to injury and stupidity. And let’s not forget Kevin Smith is actually a good RB in his own right. I think Smith needs to get hurt for LeShoure to get his shot but I’d still own him right now.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, I agree 100% on LeShoure. I think after a few games, he may be the #1 guy. Obviously he hasn’t played a down in a regular season game yet, so he’ll be rusty at best. I know what he can do from watching him in college, but he needs to remove his head from ass. I’m not sure if I have anyone I could drop for him right now, but I’m absolutely keeping an eye on him. Jeffery is about the only that I could lose, but I’m tempted to see what he can do with GB’s D focusing on Marshall.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Wilsonian, speaking of which…would you play Dwyer over Jeffery in a league with 0.5 PPR, bonus 2 points at 85 yards receiving or 100 yards rushing?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Dwyer is going to be Pittsburgh’s featured RB this week. I’d lean his way. Just worried about Cutler this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I have a funny feeling GB is going to do to Jay Cutler what I do to him in the Madden 2012 demo I still have on my PS3. Even the Colts got to him to start the game last week. That O-Line is a joke. Of course, that wasn’t the topic but I’ll be curious to see what Jeffery does too.

          I’d want LeShoure but you have to have someone to drop for him. Don’t know if Jeffery is that guy.

  21. Razz says:
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    This week only…

    GB d/st vs CHI or CIN d/st vs CLE? Return tds count.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d lean CIN.

  22. Macgregor says:
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    Drop David Wilson for Dwyer?

    Other RBs in a 10-team league:

    MJD
    Michael Turner
    Mendenhall
    Fred Jackson
    Alfred Morris

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not big on Mendenhall but it would be best to hold him if you’re grabbing Dwyer. I’d drop Wilson for him.

      • Macgregor says:
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        @Sky, What’s your take on Wilson’s potential for the year?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Which Wilson?

          • Macgregor says:
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            @Sky, David Wilson, sorry. I figured I’d stash him and see where it goes, but with Jackson’s recent injury I’m looking for more help. He only had two carries in the opener…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Two carries and a fumble. I like him long term but needs Ahmad not to perform well or get hurt to see any significant workload increase. Decent as a guy on the bench to stash for now.

  23. Petey says:
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    Would you trade M. Bush for A. Brown? My WRs are Blackmon, Floyd and Little and RBs D. Martin, T. Richardson and R. Matthews. I have tough time giving up Bush knowing all he does is get TDs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Antonio Brown is a solid WR2 in a PPR league. I don’t mind that trade at all.

      • Petey says:
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        @Sky, Now I also have an offer to give up Gates for S.Smith (Car). I already have Graham but I use Gates as flex. Could Gates actually have a healthy year, if so he could be big. Should I do both trades or is one btter than the other?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You don’t need two TE of that level of talent. If you need a WR, I’d take Smith.

          • Petey says:
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            @Sky, Accept both trades?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Both trades make sense so yes.

  24. HotRod says:
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    Bengals vs. CLE or Seahawks vs. DAL this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Bengals DEF.

  25. Thrilla says:
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    How do you rank these RBs as ‘bench guys with potential injury value’? Basically which ones are the best stash in a 12-Team, PPR league?:

    S. Vereen
    M. LeShoure
    K. Moreno
    F. Jones

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      LeShoure…Jones/Moreno…Vereen.

      • Thrilla says:
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        @Sky, Okay, so if I had to lose one it’d be Vereen?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yes

  26. Brett says:
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    I’ve been offered Welker for Dez in a PPR league. Take it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You should be able to get Welker for less than that.

  27. SF says:
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    Went 6-2 this weekend, however,

    Brutal results in a 20 team IDP PPR; 18th place with what I deemed a competitive/good team:

    Thoughts on trying to trade RG3 for an elite TE or WR or hold and see if he is better than Eli.

    Also will start Cobb in place of Young in Week 2

    QB Eli Manning

    RB Darren McFadden

    WR Brandon Lloyd

    WR DeSean Jackson

    TE Heath Miller

    R/W/T Titus Young (switching to Cobb week 2)

    Bench
    BN Robert Griffin III QB – WAS
    BN Christian Ponder QB – MIN

    BN Peyton Hillis RB – KC

    BN David Wilson RB – NYG

    BN Danny Amendola WR – STL

    BN Earl Bennett WR – CHI

    BN Randall Cobb WR – GB

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold, you’re not going to get full value unless someone is head over heels for him.

      Good idea to start Cobb over Young; Jennings most likely isn’t playing.

  28. iMP says:
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    Nicks and Jennings are both doubtful as of now. Would you drop Locker or Williams (my RB4, PPR) to pick up a 5th WR (best case DHB, injury risk D. Moore or a waiver wonder) or would you take a zero (PRR)? A little early in the season for such bench shenanigans but we have only 4 bench spots. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t mind DHB over Ryan Williams but I wasn’t huge on him to begin with. Benches like that should mean there are some reasonable RBs on waivers…I hope.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @iMP, where have you heard that Nicks is listed as doubtful? I haven’t seen anything on this anywhere.

      • iMP says:
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        @Wilsonian,
        Big mistake on my part. Nicks is questionable, not doubtful. I know there is a big difference and I don’t want to start a panic. The doubtful claim is due to missed practice today (RW and CBS).
        @Sky,
        There is hope for an RB as any handcuff that doesn’t see some work can’t be held. JStew is on the wire (I have a claim in for RWill tonight) just because he is injured. However, I hold out more hope for a replacement for Locker, to be honest, but hopefully Nicks comes through (…I know your take on him) and I don’t have to make a move.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @iMP, yeah, saw he missed practice today but should practice either Thursday or Friday. Seems like he’ll probably get some time off here and there to make sure his foot has healed. I’m not overly worried about him, yet. I hope he can return to some kind of form this season.

  29. DDT says:
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    Adding Alf Morris in my TD heavy league. Which RB do I drop: Mikel Leshoure or Ryan Williams? ALL of these guys serve as replacement/upside options on my roster. Thanks~

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ryan Williams.

  30. FillyP says:
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    10t Yahoo standard. I’m stacked at RB with: AP, MJD, McFadden, K. Smith, CJ Spiller and J. Rodgers. I’m thinking about moving Spiller for a top WR where I’m weak. Do you think either AJ Green or Jennings are good targets? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like both targets, prefer AJ Green due to Jennings’ health issues.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Sky, Thanks for the advice. Would you try to move K. Smith instead of Spiller? My WR group is Harvin, Maclin, Meachem. Very weak WR3 and Maclin’s status is uncertain..

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I would prefer to move Smith, yeah. I like him but his health history isn’t the best.

  31. FillyP says:
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    Also, assuming I can’t make a solid trade for Spiller – should I start him over MJD against a tough Texans D?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d do that.

  32. Rags says:
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    Would you offer DHB and Donald Brown for FredJax and Greg Jennings?

    I’d have to start Britt this week (who I read is going to be limited) and someone like Dawkins in the flex.

    I’ll probably have to up the offer a bit, to get it done, but is this an ok starting place? On the one hand, I’m not thrilled with DHB or Brown, but isn’t there a possibility that Freddy gets WallyPipp’ed?

    Also, my league is a little wacky with team D/ST scoring: it awards points for return _yardage_ (1pt/25 yards) as well as return TDs, and tackles for a loss are counted like sacks. Do I run with Chicago and hope Hester breaks one to make up for the points lost to Green Bay? Do I drop Santana Moss and pick up a second D? Or do drop Chicago and stream? And do you know where I could find stats on opponents vs kick/punt returns? I don’t see it on yahoo.

    Also, also, someone dropped Flacco. If my QB1 is Eli, i should pick him up right? How much FAAB budget would you spend? And if I drop Moss for a Defense, do I drop Emmanuel Sanders or Rashad Jennings? I’m leaning towards Jennings (if I can’t include him in the above trade).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I question F-Jax and what will happen upon return. I’d hold

      • Rags says:
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        @Sky, Sorry for the super-long question. Thoughts on the rest of it? Should I pick up Flacco as a second QB (and what FAAB to spend?) and/or a second D/ST? Thanks again for your input!

        • Sky

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          No problem, sorry I didn’t answer you in full the first time.

          Drop Jennings for Flacco. I’d throw out $10. Unless someone is going crazy for him, that should do the trick and not break your bank while you’re at it..

          Don’t mind dropping Santana for a stream.

  33. JTin says:
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    Just finalized a deal for Welker, thoughts?

    I give: Jay Cutler (my backup QB) and Brandon LaFell
    I get: Welker and Jake Locker

    14-team league, which means Cutler is a bottom-tier starter for the guy I just traded him to (I have Matt Ryan so Cutler would be on my bench all year). Don’t love Locker as a backup but barring a big injury I will only play him once this year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like that trade. Should work out good for you

  34. Eng says:
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    Would you drop Brian Quick or Michael Floyd to stash Austin Collie? Thanks in advance.

    • Eng says:
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      @Eng, Or I could drop Helu.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Floyd.

  35. The Vaporizers says:
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    Quick Flex Question for this week.

    Kevin Smith against the San Fran D

    or

    Randle Cobb against the Chicago Bears.

    At first, I had Smith in there thinking that he will still be catching a decent number of catches out of the backfield considered that is where Cobb got a lot of looks last week against San Fran. But now, I am leaning Cobb. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cobb.

  36. Eng says:
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    Also, How real is Demaryrius Thomas and would you still prefer welker?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not big on Demaryius but I wouldn’t trade him for Welker right now.

  37. Murph says:
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    Offer Austin for Welker? I see the upside in welker but austin could have a breakout year right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Both are WR2’s so you’d be trading flat and you should have the advantage. I’d prefer trading a WR3 for him.

  38. Nico says:
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    Can only start 3 of these 4 in a .5 PPR league, who would you start?

    Chris Johnson @SD
    Darren Sproles @Car
    Doug Martin @NYG
    CJ Spiller vs KC

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sproles/Martin/Spiller

  39. JTR says:
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    Pick one to play at FLEX:

    James Jones, Dwyer, Crabtree, or DMoore

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Dwyer

  40. CJ says:
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    I think my team is strong but I really need a solid WR1. Here’s my team:

    QB: RGIII, Alex Smith
    RB: Chris Johnson, Ryan Mathews, Alfred Morris, Shonn Greene, Deangelo Williams
    WR: Hakeem Nicks, Desean Jackson, Lance Moore, Demarious Moore, Randall Cobb
    TE: Jimmy Graham
    K: Nate Kaeding
    Def: Steelers

    Advice for any legitimate trades I can propose for an elite WR? Without regards to the trading partner’s needs of course. Or any other general advice?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trade from strength which is your RB. It’s really your only move IMHO

  41. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Please help me rank for a PPR league.

    Cobb, Hll, Amendola, DeSean Jax?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      D-Jax, Amendola, Hill/Cobb (tie)

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky, Ok, Hill vs. Cobb with a gun to your head, figuratively speaking

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hill then Cobb

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky, is that because hill could be the #1 and cobb will always be competeing for targets?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Exactly

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky, I’ve been reading up on Hill and I’m getting a bit of FMC (fantasy man crush and not fat man complex), maybe it’s the blowjob the NY media gives their guys when they perform, but he might be that off the radar breakout guy this year. He comes from a good pro producing receiver school, GT, and he’s got size. Being a 2nd rounder ain’t bad. I always thought Sanchez would play better if they got him someone to throw to. I watched most his games at SC and he’s better than people think. Not that I’m saying he is elite potential, but with better tools he could deliver some fantasy numbers for them.

                • Sky

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                  Ha, maybe. I’m usually not that big on rookie WR/TE. Usually takes time to get acclimated. Don’t get me wrong, I like both Cobb and Hill but I don’t trust their respective offenses for various reasons.

                  I think Hill was the main reason Burress was not resigned. At the very least, I think Hill can produce his line from last year with plenty of upside.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky, last year from college?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Plaxico’s year. In particular, the TDs.

  42. CJ says:
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    Any good combo of my RB (and/or WRs) that will get me a top WR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s hard to say and depends on the trade partner and their needs. CJ is your biggest asset but is hard to move right now. Him plus Lance Moore might work.

  43. Velocity_X says:
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    RB Arian Foster & Michael Bush (Peyton Hillis)
    WR Jordy Nelson & Nicks (Burleson, Hawkins, McCluster, Meachem & Denarius Moore)
    TE Aaron Hernandez (Owen Daniels)
    Flex?

    Just dropped Rashad Jennings and Daniel Thomas for waiver pickups, so I am weak in RBs now.

    Likely starting Bush at RB2, but conflicted over who to put in flex in a 14 team 1PPR league. Any thoughts? I was actually considering Daniels since I am unsure of some of those deeper WRs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d start Hawkins

  44. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Now that I picked up Hill, I’m looking at my week ahead in my PPR league that gives a little love for return yards.

    I have Harvin and Antonio Brown starting and need to fill WR3 and my flex, I have

    R.Bush vs. Oakland
    Amendola vs. Wash
    D. Jackson vs. Balti
    Britt @ Diego
    Hill @ Pitts

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d lean Bush there.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky, who for WR3?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Amendola for consistency. Britt for upside

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky, thats what I thought, I got wooped in week 1 and am starting to second guess my instincts. It’s like baseball in week 3 of the season and your guys are under performing, you panic and start to wonder why you smoked so much weed on draft day.

            Thanks for all the help!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha no prob

  45. Murph says:
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    Any thoughts on Miller TE Pitt week 2? He had a pretty strong week 1 and Buffalo’s chandler had a great week 1 against the Jets. I’m thinking with the absence of a solid running game, mike Wallace not being up to speed and Antonio brown drawing double coverage could give miller value week 2 through 4 or at least until pitt figures out their offensive scheme or until Ben bails on his team for the baby situation….haha

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like him for this week. Top 15 play at TE in my book.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        As always…Thanks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No worries. Good luck this week!

  46. John says:
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    Was offered steve smith for roddy white not too sure what to do here sky Julio’s double digits make white less appealing than previous years. Hold or trade?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold

  47. WhiteyMcCracka says:
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    Sky-

    Will the Week 2 rankings be out before tonights GB/CHI game?

    Thanks

    • WhiteyMcCracka says:
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      When do they usually get posted?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The goal is to have weekly rankings done every Thursday morning

  48. Brian says:
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    Grabbed Morris right before games started Sunday. Sold him for Eric Decker and 6th rd pick in my keeper league already.

    Also own Cobb, and think I’ll hold for another week or two just to see what he does.

    WR’s are Percy, Decker, Britt, Cobb, Mike Williams, Brandon LaFell. Kinda have to keep Cobb and hope he breaks out.

    I like him as my WR3 this week with Jennings out. And Britt is supposed to be on a snap count.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ok sounds good. Already mentioned Cobb was a play this week in my weekly rankings today

      • CJ says:
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        @Sky, If you think I should play Cobb, who should I bench between DJax, Nicks, and Lance Moore?

        • Sky

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          I’d bench Moore.

          • CJ says:
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            @Sky, Yea, I think I’m going to bench Moore for now because him and Cobb are both kind of risky plays since the Saints and Packers have so many passing options. But if Cobb does great tonight, I might take the risk and go with Moore instead of DJax. Is this a dumb move? Moore showed last week he can definitely put up some numbers.

            • Sky

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              Moore can always put up some numbers. It’s not a dumb move, but Colston is still the WR1 in that system. When you factor Graham and Sproles into the mix as well, you’re going to have some dry weeks from Lance.

  49. Charles says:
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    first time on the site and it’s humorous and informative. nice job, Sky.

    qb cam newton
    rb s.ridley, c.johnson, m.lynch, m.leshoure
    wr d.bryant, p.garcon, s.rice, k.ogletree, a.jeffery
    te b.pettigrew, k.rudolph
    def CIN
    k s.graham

    14 team non ppr league. i have one empty roster spot. what position should i strengthen via free agency? who should i start? (qb/rb1/rb2/wr1/wr2/flex/te/def) who should i cut? thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Glad you like it.

      YOu don’t have a true WR1. I see Bryant/Garcon as solid WR2s and then a lot of WR3s. You don’t have an empty roster spot if you’re asking who to cut unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying and if you’re asking me who to cut I don’t know what is of interest on your waivers to give you any advice.

      Hard to say who to start at WR because I don’t know if you play two or three a week so I’ll rank them Bryant/Garcon/Jeffery; start Rudolph over Pettigrew this week and Ridley/Lynch at your – assumed – two RB positions.

      • Charles says:
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        @Sky, THANKS the wr1 issue is definitely irking me. i play two a week based on match-ups. music to my ears on rudolph. pettigrew is good but rudolph gets more attention with simpson out.

        roster wise, i cut santana moss, yet another flex/wr3 at best. i’ve got one open spot i can fill with a backup qb or something. who would you snap at based on the available players?

        waiver wire bait:
        qb t.tebow, j.locker, c.ponder k.kolb
        rb t.gerhart, l.miller, m.goodson, b.scott
        wr:g.little, a.hawkins
        te: f.davis, d.clark, j.dreessen, m.lewis, e.dickson

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hawkins for now.

  50. Matt says:
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    With freddy jax down I have been looking for another running back. I was surprised to be offered ryan mathews for welker straight up however with jackson out for the next few weeks and mathews status still questionable with the injury i am no sure what to do. Non ppr league
    league plays qb, rb, rb, wr, wr, te/wr, d, k
    qb-Stafford, Rivers
    rb-Ray Rice, Fred Jackson, Peyton Hillis, jonathen Stewert, mccluster
    wr- Welker, Colston, Maclin, Torry Smith,
    te- gates, witten

    Whats your thought?

    • Sky

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      That makes you really lean at WR and you don’t know when Mathews will come back. It’s fair but wouldn’t work for your team.

  51. Velocity_X says:
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    (Unfortunately) I have the Bills Defense right now.

    Are they worth keeping, or would you got for some week-to-week matchups for now. As free agents I could pickup the Redskins, Broncos or Bengals. Not much available in a 14 team league.

    Denver’s offense is looking good, which may make them a viable option down the road. I like Washington’s defense this year as well.

    • Sky

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      CIN/WSH/DEN is how I’d rank for this week. I plan on picking up Denver’s defense after this week and seeing if I can hold for the year. Peyton stays healthy, that pass rush is going to do well.

  52. CJ says:
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    I don’t have a true WR1 and I am trying to propose a trade for Brandon Marshall. The guy who has him doesn’t really have any other solid WRs so I figure I can offer him 2 decent ones for Marshall. I have Hakeem Nicks, Desean Jackson, Lance Moore, Demarius Moore, and Randall Cobb. Any suggestions on a trade that is good for me but will likely get accepted?

    • CJ says:
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      Also, it’s a 3 WR and 1 flex league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If he doesn’t have any other solid plays besides Marshall, I can’t see how you can trade him to get him unless you’re giving up your two WR2s in DeSean & Hakeem, if he’s smart. You could try Jackson & Moore, would be surprised if he bites, though.

  53. CJ says:
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    He actually has Vincent Jackson too but nothing else besides them. No depth. I’ll go with Jackson and Moore and see what happens.

  54. Danny says:
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    Hey Sky….have been offered Victor Cruz for my Welker…std 10 team league…I really like The upside that Cruz has, but I can’t pull the trigger. Please help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Cruz.

      • Danny says:
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        @Sky, Thanks. That’s what I wanted to hear. I’m a fan of the G-Men anyway, so it worked twofold…

      • Danny says:
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        @Sky, Here’s my lineup:

        Cam Bam thank you Ma’am Newton
        Rice
        D. Martin
        S Smith (CAR)
        Welker (until I get Cruz-thanks again)
        CJ Spiller
        Akers
        Bengals

        Bench
        RG3
        M. Bush
        D. Bowe
        Randall Corn on the Cobb
        V. Davis
        D. Moore
        D. Wilson

        PIT Def is available, but my gut says Cincy since early in the week. RG3 is very tempting this week over Cam “fig” Newton….what do you think??? How about trade bait and for who?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Go cincy, stay cam. Trade a WR and and your bench TE. Your bench is very thin at RB

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