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Before get start with the lead, can someone please explain to me what was up with the Tight End explosion this week?  Garrett Graham, Benjamin Watson, and Marcedes Lewis all scored not one but two touchdowns apiece and unless you’re playing in a 20 team league with 10 flex positions, no one got in on any of that.  Needless to say, the Fantasy Gods had a cruel sense of humor for most fantasy owners today which leads us to our main man, Justin Blackmon.  Coming into the day, Blackmon had 250 yards on 26 receptions and at least 20 nonchalant attempts at the 59 targets he’d garnered through 9 games this season.  For a wide receiver that was drafted in 5th overall, that stat line is not just bad but screams ‘bust’.  Not at one point this year has Blackmon looked good.  He’s looked lackadaisical, timid and many times unwilling to play over the middle.  To tie things back in with the title, Justin has looked like Keith Richards out on the field: the only signs that he’s been actually alive is that he keeps coming out on stage but everything else questions whether an actual pulse can be found.  Well something happened today.  Something that the 22% who own him in yahoo leagues and 45% who own him in ESPN leagues did not see coming against a Houston Texans defense that has stifled many a fantasy owner in the past.  In one game, Just managed to almost match his season total in terms of yardage with 236 on 7 receptions to go with a touchdown.  Moving forward, I can honestly say I don’t know if I believe yet.  If he was capable of this week 11, it means he was capable of this for the other 9 weeks and didn’t do it and I am not capable of finding any excuses to make up for that.  Shorts managed to be fantasy relevant with Blaine Gabbert around as has Laurent Robinson since coming back from injury (ok, not this week…I don’t know where he went; maybe Blackmon went Highlander on him and stole his powers).  What I’m trying to say is if it’s an effort thing, I don’t trust him and that’s what I think it is.  You don’t work hard, you don’t play hard and that makes him a hard guy to get behind going forward. In other fantasy football news…

Andre Johnson - Now THAT’S the Andre people drafted.  Where has he been, anyways?  Andre went for 273 yards and a touchdown on 12 receptions, most likely leading all his owners to a win this week in PPR leagues.  At least I know he did that to me as a non-owner this week.  Same league I started Laurent in.  Search parties still have not found even a cleat.

Matt Schaub - Unless something crazy happens in the late games, let’s just say Matt will be the top fantasy QB for the week: 527 passing yards, 5 passing touchdowns and 2 INT.  Circumstances that no one could’ve foreseen – namely the Jaguars having a lead ever – led to Schaub lobs.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled bench QB for week 12.

Chad Henne – Can’t talk about Schaub’s odd day without mentioning Chad’s.  After coming in for Gabbert, Chad managed 354 yards and 4 touchdowns and 0 turnovers.  Unlike Blackmon, I’m gonna say to get behind this one in 12 team 2QB leagues.  No, it’s not a ringing endorsement but I’ve seen enough Henne to know where this is going.  If Blackmon has another strong game in week 12, his official nickname will be Tentacles in my mind.  Oh and there should be no reason Gabbert plays again this year unless Chad gets hurt.

Cecil Shorts - Prior to today’s game, Cecil has been a WR1 over the last 4 weeks in yahoo PPR leagues.  After an 81 yard, 3 reception, 1 TD effort on Sunday, I’m pretty sure he’ll stay a top 20 WR the rest of the way and yet coming into the week he was only 42% owned in yahoo leagues.  Owners, explain yourself.  Especially you 83% Antonio Brown owners.  *Taps fingers on desk waiting for response*.

Robert Griffin, III - High touchdown, low yardage day for Griffin as he tossed for 4 TDs on only 200 yards on a mere 15 pass attempts, mostly because of Eagles turnovers.  Nick Foles was not a fine looking Philly.  Oh and Griffin tossed in 84 rushing yards as well.  To keep with the horse jokes, Griffin is a thoroughbred and Nick is Sarah Jessica Parker.

Vincent Jackson/Josh Freeman - Can I just say I was right for about 59 minutes and 48 seconds?  I looked in at the half to see Freeman with 1 TD, 1 pick-six INT and V-Jax only having 27 yards on 2 receptions.  So of course, Carolina never pulled away and the Buccs forced an OT on a 24 yard touchdown and then a 2 point conversion from Vincent.  Josh took it from there for a touchdown in OT to finish the day with 248 yards and 3 TDs.  I got Buffalo Wildwings’ed.

LaRod Stephens-Howling - There are a lot of people talking about Beanie Wells coming back from injury.  As both an owner and someone who has seen LSH blossom with the larger role, I have to question the Beanie love especially considering today: 127 rushing yards and a touchdown to go with 2 receptions for 6 yards.  Sure, give Beanie a few inside hand-offs but lay off my LaRod, people.  That’s his second 100 yard rushing game this season.

Trent Richardson - It wasn’t an impressive performance from a fantasy perspective.  It was mostly volume that got him the 144 total yards.  The impressive thing is it didn’t take a touchdown for him to be productive and he did it against a solid defense and through a nagging rib injury.  If girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, then RB1s are made of gut and grit and are an always start, never sit.  That’s what you have in T-Rich, cherish it.

LeSean McCoy - Had a mildly productive fantasy day – 112 total yards to go with 5 receptions and a fumble – but was carted off the field in the fourth after taking a hard hit to the back of the helmet.  Clearly a concussion issue.  Considering it’s been a lost season for the Eagles, I’d put a pretty large question mark on whether he trots out there next week.  Bryce Brown should be out there and available in most leagues and might be worth a one week ride depending on the reports.

Felix Jones/Jonathan Stewart - Near identical days.  If neither get a touchdown – only about 125 total yards combined – they give their owners nothing much to talk about.  The cool thing to see was Stewart getting a goal line carry for his.  Yes, you read that right: Superman did not try to do it all by himself.  Maybe Cam will change his nickname to Batman and Stewart can be Robin now.  Hopefully neither don the spandex to prove it, though.

Randall Cobb - Did you know Randy is short for Randall?  Did you know that Randy is a Scottish for lustful?  Well I didn’t know it was Scottish before today but that’s because Austin Powers introduced me to the term.  Always assumed it to be a Brit thing.  Well, none of that really matters.  What does matter is Randy Cobb made his owners a little warm in the loin region doing his best Percy Harvin impersonation with 19 rushing yards to go with 74 yards receiving on 9 catches and a touchdown.  I still think he’s going to hurt some owners when the playoffs come and Greg Jennings is back but not as much as James Jones owners will.  Oh and Jermichael Finley is a jerk.  Just wanted to make that clear.

Calvin Johnson - Had 143 yards and a touchdown on 5 catches.  That’s Megatron doing Megatron things.  Meanwhile, Mikel LeShoure chipped in 84 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.  Now before you think Mikel is worth talking about, let’s put his last 6 weeks together: 376 yards on 85 carries for a 4.4 YPC average and 4 touchdowns.  Meanwhile, Shonn Greene has 414 yards on 96 carries for a 4.3 YPC average and 4 touchdowns.  Greene got those numbers in 1 less game.  Yeah, I didn’t think I was an artist either but I just showed you perspective.

Matt Ryan - Had a rough fantasy day with 5 INT, 3 of them coming in the first quarter alone.  Didn’t help not having Julio Jones for a full game but it’s further proof the Cardinals would be a playoff team if they had any offense to speak of.  John Skelton and his replacement for sucking in Ryan Lindley combined to go 11/27.  Skelton missed an ‘I can’t believe he’s that wide open’ Larry Fitzgerald in the endzone by at least 5 yards before being benched.  Yes, Cards fans, Kevin Kolb is your best QB and you want him back.  Deal with it.  But back to Ryan, like a Thunder From Down Under Performance there were a lot of balls that were tipped and not all of the INTs fall on his shoulders.  Just a bad day, nothing to read into here.  Take your lumps and move on.  And be a man about it, will ya?

Dwayne Bowe - Two targets, 0 receptions, 0 yards.  Highest target total on the day went to Tony Moeaki - whose not that bad…really, don’t laugh – with 6 so don’t feel bad.  Feel terrible.  Matt Cassel is the guy throwing to Bowe.  He’s terrible and he makes your guy terrible in return.  That’s terrible and I feel terrible for you about it.

Jamaal Charles - Had 87 yards rushing and 31 yards receiving on 4 receptions.  Remember when I said ya gotta catch Jamaal all pithy like two weeks ago?  If you did, congrats!  If not, I hope you like Mudkips.

Danny Amendola - Had a good PPR day going, got hurt, then came back in to finish with 41 yards on 7 receptions.  I think it’s safe to say with the last two seasons we’ve seen from Danny that he has WR2 to WR1 ability in PPR leagues but is going to have a hard time staying healthy enough to do it.  Keep that in mind when he goes pretty high in the drafts next year or you might suffer from Amendoldrums.

Willis McGehee - Did you know McGehee is old?  Well, if you didn’t shame on you.  He left the game with a knee injury, though his day had been solid up to that point with 55 rushing yards to go with 18 receiving on 1 rec.  Ronnie Hillman got more touches than Lance Ball and could be in for a strong game against the Chiefs next week if Old Man Willie misses any time.

Lance Moore - Decidedly not the Moore I thought would go off in this game.  Something has changed with this Saints team since Joe Vitt has come back and it seems to be effecting both sides of the ball for the better.  I’m not gonna go crazy and say to pick them up, but the Saints defense is not the doormat it once was.  But more on Moore and not the Moore you were looking for as he had one of those Chris Carter ‘all he does is catch touchdowns’ games: 2 receptions, 2 touchdowns to go with 53 receiving yards.

Julian Edelman - To keep with the theme of WRs that no one saw coming, Julian – or as I like to think of him, Danny Woodhead with a girl name – had 58 yards on 5 receptions and a touchdown to go with a rush for 47 yards and a 68 yard punt return for another score.  When asked after the game how great it felt to have such a solid performance, he reportedly said ‘shut up’ but only because they called him Wes Welker.  They still all look the same to me.

Rob Gronkowski - Just barely topped Graham for top TE honors on the week with his 137 yards and 2 touchdowns but it was Garrett he topped, not Jimmy.  I’ll take ‘signs it was a weird fantasy week’ for $100, Alex.  Then with 3:59 left in a game that was already decided, he broke his forearm during the extra point.  He’s now estimated at missing anywhere from 4-6 weeks.  I’ll take fantasy heartache for $1000, Alex…it’s the daily double!  In all seriousness, if that timeline is anything close to true, it’s going to be hard for Gronk owners to hold onto him through the playoffs considering his status could conceivably keep him out for the rest of the fantasy year.

Marcel Reece -Reece’s value comes in pieces.  It’s part run game – 103 yards on 19 carries – and part receiving game where he caught 4 for 90 yards.  The only piece missing was a touchdown but I’m sure his owners didn’t mind.  This Reece’s pieces were a tasty Marcel of fantasy confection…ok, I’m done punning his name.

T.Y. Hilton - Had 6 receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns.  His name also sounds like a text message that was sent to Paris after filming her foreign box office masterpiece One Night In Paris A large part of his involvement happened when Donnie Avery went down with a concussion in the first half.  Fun fact #1: Andrew Luck treats Donnie like a WR2 when he’s healthy.  Fun fact #2: Donnie has had a long career of having problems with his health.  Fun fact #3: The last time Donnie went down with an injury partway through a game was the last time Hilton topped 100 yards and he’s only 22% owned in yahoo and under 4% owned over at ESPN and plays the Bills next week.  Grab where needed but if you grab there, I strongly suggest you at least ask first.

Mark Ingram - So I’m only going to take half credit here.  Did I call him a buy last week?  Yes, yes I did.  But didn’t I say it was because he was going to get the lion’s share of carries moving forward?  Yes, yes I did part deux.  Well, I don’t know if I can call 12 to 8 to 5 in terms of touches are concerned a success but I’ll take the 67 yards and the TD to further my point.  Like the straw in my mango smoothie, he looks mighty flexible most weeks most weeks moving forward.

Danario Alexander – It’s never been a question of talent with Danario, simply a question of whether or not he can stay healthy enough to perform.  He was healthy today and dropped 96 yards and 2 scores on 7 receptions on one of the tougher secondaries in the league right now in the Broncos.  Next week, he’ll pull a hammy and be out for the year.  I wish I was joking but I mean, you tell me what skill position player in San Diego you’d trust the health of?  Yeah, I thought so.  For serious, he’s a great player to have just pray he doesn’t warm up with Antonio Gates or Ryan Mathews too much.

Andrew Luck - Threw 4 touchdown passes.  Unfortch, only two of them counted for the Colts cuz the other two were pick-six’ed.  Though he finished the day with 334 passing yards, he also tossed 3 INT.  His TD to INT ratio is now 12:12 for the season and it’s the main reason for my sell call.  The yardage and the 5 rushing touchdowns has kept him afloat but he’s only on pace to throw 17 TDs and now 17 INT.  He’s also on pace to scare nearly every fantasy owner with my before mentioned crazy eye.

And with that, I’ll let the Sunday night game go back into the the rough, manly hands of Jay Wrong.  He’s been knocked out by Hurricane Sandy and Mai Thais over the last few weeks but will be back at 10 am PST to fight the good fight for Razzball.  Wish him a warm welcome back like you would any good friend suffering the elements.

  1. darkdragon88 says:
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    I think Justin Blackmon is that type who needs to be the center piece of the offence to actually put forth an effort. Without that, he is the most invisible person on the field.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Which I could understand and see if he were built like Calvin Johnson but he’s built like Anquan Boldin. Great player but I don’t think you should build your offense around that.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Most people are surprised when they find out he’s really not a large receiver. People look to his college games where he physically dominated cornerbacks and looked like Calvin Johnson. Then you see him on Sundays and say where is that big physical receiver we saw in college did Blackmon shrink? No he did not this is the NFL players are bigger faster stronger. Blackmon has good hands but average speed and size and it has shown in his inability to get seperation this season. Boldin is a great comparison.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Calvin: 6′ 4″ 240

        Blackmon: 6’1″ 210

  2. Mr2Bits says:
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    Good Mornign Sky,
    Would you lose Vick for Henne? RG3 is my current starter and need a reliable backup in case he goes down.

    Also, I seem to be losing a RB each week in my PPR league (insert DMac/Bradshaw/McGahee). Would you grab Hillman or Bryce Brown as I’m running Mendenhall out there and not sure if I can fill 2 RB slots right now?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You can only start 1 QB in your league and there’s no other viable option on waivers than Henne? Hrm…I’d like to hear more about whether Vick comes back before I make that move.

      Hard to make the call on either RB as we don’t know the severity of either injury. I’d probably prefer Hillman because of the offense around him but it’s hard to say which of those two will be out longer, if at all.

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    Love the fact the Pats never let up with that offense – tuned in only long enough to see a punt return td and pick six, and thought there goes any chance of a Brady big game. Glad to see I was way off.

    Andre Johnson game is why I’m not a fan of benching a top player, never know when a game like this can be had.

    Was a toss up to start Wallace/Roberts/Shorts, whouda thought that kind of offensive mayhem in Jax-Hou game? (started Roberts for 0 btw) How Chad Henne isn’t the full time starter there is beyond me…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Belichick wants to make sure that you’re not moving after the fight, that’s for sure. To be fair, the Colts let Edelman run it 47 yards. Bill wasn’t even trying anymore. Colts DEF is not gonna help them if they make the playoffs.

      100% Agree on that statement, RE: top players.

      Ouch…yeah, I started Laurent Robinson in a couple of leagues and I’m pretty stunned he didn’t get any piece of that action. I had Cecil out there because I had no one better to go with. Glad I did, though I still lost in that league. Gabbert is just so…boring. Yeah, Henne should get the start next week and hopefully for us fantasy owners he keeps the job.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        I know you aren’t a fan but does marcedes Lewis get an upgrade with henne at qb or is this just another one of those rare weeks he has?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Murph, He does get a bump in my eyes but he looks like a redzone only type of TE. He wasn’t reallly involved in the offense outside of that. HR or bust type.

  4. Jay

    jaywrong says:
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    I should get credit in the form of points for owning him in our expert league, regardless of his bench status. Just throwing that out there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, I think we’re going to give you detention for owning him for all 10 weeks of ineptitude instead. We might even use the paddle but we’d be afraid you’d like that.

      • Jay

        jaywrong says:
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        @Sky, MOAR PADDLE!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @jaywrong, Haha!

  5. Ryan says:
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    I started Griffin, Reece, and Gronk this week. I lost 141-147 to the lowest scoring team in our league. His team had topped 100 points maybe 3 or 4 times all season. Fitting end to an absolutely nonsense season. #1 points for, #1 points against baby.

    • Ryan says:
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      Also nice pun a Reece. I just now got that.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        *Tips cap*

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ve been there done that and it’s a kick in the nuts. Sorry to hear that man. If ever fantasy football put up categories like other fantasy sports do for H2H, maybe things would even out a bit.

  6. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like I’m going to lose this week, unless Forte can out-produce Gore by 10 points, so I’m looking ahead to Week 12. Again, this is a bonus point league (3 points at 85 yards receiving, 100 yards rushing; 6 points at 135 yards receiving, 150 yards rushing) and is 0.5 PPR. Here is my current lineup, would you make any changes?

    QB: Ryan
    WR: Cobb
    WR: Dez
    WR: Welker
    RB: Forte
    RB: Morris
    TE: Witten
    W/R: Nicks
    W/R/T: Graham
    K: Gostkowski
    Def: Cincy
    BN: Andre Brown
    BN: Ingram
    BN: LeShoure
    BN: Felix
    BN: Hilton
    BN: Blackmon
    IR: Beanie

    FA available: Bryce Brown, Jalen Parmele, Edelman (these are the only ones I see being somewhat productive in Week 12).

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Your team’s stacked, man. Matt Ryan really put a damper on a good week for your team, I can see. I don’ think any moves off of guys you have would help you, I like the players you’ve got.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, it’s an 8 Team league, which is why it looks so ridiculous – but I have been performing really well lately, just ran into a REALLY bad week for Ryan – if he performed up to par, it would be a Forte vs. Gore head-to-head matchup tonight for the week.

        Really, the only thing that I’m questioning is who to play in my RB2. Morris has been subpar at best. LeShoure hasn’t been a monster, but has looked a little better than Morris as of late, but will be facing a pissed off Houston Defense. Felix has been OK since he has found paydirt a couple times in the last two weeks, and has a good matchup, but Murray may be back, and I can’t fully trust Felix. Ingram is coming around, but is facing SF in Week 12. And then there’s good ole Beanie.

        So who do you play? Leave Morris in and hope for the best?

        Thanks for the comments.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian, Yeah, unfortunately I think that’s what you have to do. At least his downside is minimal. It may not be sexy but he’s a solid RB2 to have even in an 8 team league.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky, well now the McGahee injury shakes things up a bit as I just snagged Hillman (caught my league mates sleeping). Would you plug him and his juicy KC matchup this week in for Morris? Or stick with my guns?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              PPR I’d give Hillman the go ahead

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky, what I was thinking, too. I appreciate the confirmation on my thoughts and for the help, too!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  No prob, good luck!

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Sky, thanks!

  7. Comatose says:
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    Drop Vick for Rivers to platoon with Schaub?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Comatose, Schaub is not a big time thrower like this typically. It was a perfect storm to get that game out of him. See how Vick feels at some point this week and whether or not he starts again. Doesn’t sound like Rivers is gonna get picked up any time soon.

  8. Vargo says:
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    I am in a close Playoff race at 5-6 after the imminent loss this week.

    I had Rothlisberger as my startin qb, and had to throw Bradford in there this week.

    My line up is as follows:

    QB: Bradford
    RB1 & 2: Rice & Forte
    WR 1,2,3 – Fitz, DeSean, & Colsten
    TE – Gonzalez
    Flex – Mike Williams, Andre Brown, or LSH.

    I have a trade offer for Matt Schab for Forte, which im considering. Could use the extra points from Schab to make the playoffs (considering hes playing Det & Tenn) but not sure if his upside will make up for the loss of forte. Thoughts on the trade?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Vargo, Schaub is not an upside. Don’t let that big game cloud your judgement. I’d stay with Forte.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Total fluke game Houston took advantage of the Jags gameplaning to stop the man who killed them last game Arian Foster not to mention Henne playing lights out and the Houston secondary forgetting to show up to the game. Kubiak does not want to get into shootouts as you saw they almost lost the game look at schaub being nothing but a QB2 moving forward.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Exactly. Really surprised at the lovefest for him today

  9. iMP says:
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    I just want to take a moment to blow a nice big raspberry in honor of my starting lineup: Stafford, Greene, Bowe, DMoore, Amendola, and god-forbid even the usually dependable Arian Foster and SeaBass. Of course, I’ll take it back if Davis scores 82 points for me to secure the win tonight!

    The irony is that the guys I’m chasing for a playoff spot also lost, so I’m still not eliminated at 4 – 7….Hoping others are still in it and kicked it a little better this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @iMP, Ouch…yeah, I’m hanging by a thread in most of my leagues right now. Here’s to 82 from Davis tonight!

      • iMP says:
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        @Sky, Vernon lives! Not 82 point lives, but alive, not traded nor dropped by my team.

        Would you rather have Greene or Hillman for UMR (meaning until Murray or McFadden return) in PPR?

        • Sky

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          Ha, we can thank Colin for that. We might have a QB controversy on our hands.

          I’d want Hillman for as long as I could in a PPR. Think he’s gonna get a shot to perform, hopefully he does.

          • iMP says:
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            @Sky,
            Yeah, didn’t see the game, but on paper it reminds me of how Thomas’ value shot up when Tebow took over in DEN. At least I like that idea.

            Thanks on Hillman. Should have asked two more for PPR:
            1. Is Brown also worth it over Greene? I feel that I’m unsure how much time McCoy will miss making it more risky.

            2. Is it time to pull the plug on DMC and/or Murray to create room for a 3rd healthy RB on my roster? Hate our 4RB roster limit.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Could be, RE: Tebow comparison

              1) If you’re thinking ROS, Greene is the pick up but there’s nothing exciting about saying that.

              2) Unless a player comes along with a similar level of talent in the FA pool, I don’t think you should.

              • iMP says:
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                @Sky, Thanks. Another question if you have time. I realize Ballard is available and led Brown 46 to 19 in snapcount and is catching a couple passes a week. If Rotoworld is right, Greene and Hillman both look like they will be in time shares. Wesseling thinks Ball and Moreno will play passing downs since the rookie may not be trusted to pass protect.

                For PPR ROS how would you rank Ballard/Hillman/Greene?

                • Sky

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                  I think you’ve ranked them the right way. Even if he’s not trusted in passing downs doesn’t mean Hillman won’t get a few passes himself. Greene is going to be the most consistent but least likely to give you a strong game and isn’t a factor in the passing game at all.

  10. Murph says:
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    Time for the Panic Button on Ryan? Haha

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Murph, Ha, right! Every INT highlight was a tipped ball, I think. It was a little nuts how unlucky he got. It’s also amazing the Cards only scored 19 points. Skelton/Lindley looked like smelly piles of…yeah.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        What I can’t drop Ryan for Kapernick or Henne?! Crazy how 1 bad game can put you from the top to the bottom we as fantasy players expect 20-30 points a week a minimum from every player and fail to realize players will struggle even against what look like favorable matchups. I’ve had a lot of people ask me do I drop Eli? No!!! Do we fail to realize this was a QB who threw for over 4000 yards last year? What about all the owners that gave up on Doug Martin when he was loosing carries to Blount? Fantasy football is such a what have you done for me lately game and when some like Andre Johnson or CJ2K goes off people say hey how did that happen or I can’t believe he was on my bench!!! Go with your weekly starters try never over think it.

        • Sky

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          Exactly. It’s what makes the buy/sell game so great, though, if you have a handle on that aspect. Grey – chief editor at Razzball – said I got blasted when I called CJ2K a buy. Where’s the noise now? Silence is golden sometimes.

          • Murph says:
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            @Sky,

            Yep really like the bye sell article got CJ2K for a measly Michael Turner the week after you wrote that.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Dang, nice turn!

              • Murph says:
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                @Sky,

                Yep Razzball has helped tremendously this year gave a shout out to the site on Sirius XM fantasy sports radio after talking about the overhype on Andrew Luck…yeah Mr. Ray Flowers did not like that haha

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha, nice! No one in the media want to talk bad about him. He really is going to be great but he’s been lucky is all. Not willing to drink the koolaid yet personally

  11. ergot says:
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    Roddy White for Trent Richardson in a PPR? Both teams need help at such position. Love the articles.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @ergot, I’d want the Richardson side but if it fills a need for both it’s fair.

  12. Prezii says:
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    Hey sky.. lost magahee, can you rank the waiver rbs for me this week?

    Hillman, brown from philly and parmalee. Thanks man! Having 5 byes this week, i can pick up a slew of rbs and pick & play the next couple of weeks til things clear up. I have ap and morris but my flex is down to leshoure, im gonna need a couple semi-strong bench guys.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think you just did. MJD sounds like he could be back week 13 and even though he took over for Rashad, Parmalee wasn’t all that impressive either. Pretty sure LeSean misses at least 1 game with a concussion.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Sky, i think hillman has the most upside and long term value. As you stated.. what about beanie? I told myself i would never own another arizona back… But hes out there.. worth a speculative add if im dropping a nobody? Or should i stick by my guns and not trust bean dip??

        • Murph says:
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          @Prezii,

          Have you seen AZ’s schedule for week 12-16? Horrendous I would leave Mr. Bean Dip on waivers so he can be someone else’s problem. Not to mention LSH is playing well and we could be looking at a timeshare RBBC when Wells returns

          I think the fact that Denver didn’t jump to signing deangelo Williams or Steven Jackson shows the are confident in their young back Hillman moving forward. Not that he will have a lot of opportunities with Manning under center but he is the best pass catching back of the two so like you said has the most upside moving forward.

        • Sky

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          If Beanie takes over lead back duties again, I’m gonna be a bit disgusted. LSH has actually performed well enough to keep his job. I’d hate to see it taken away and given to Wells. Plus with McGehee out 6-8 weeks, Hillman has immediate value. Ronnie makes sense to me still.

          • Prezii says:
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            Thanks for the input guys! Im adding hillman for sure bit i have a bunch of open spots (had 5 byes), so im just looking to add decent back ups. Flex options ya know?

            I will be staying away from beanie tho. You guys talked me out of it… And in 2 weeks ill be back to thank you! Haha after owning him last year and going all in on ry will this year, i give a nice big fuck you to that backfield. And as you mentioned LSH is playing very well.

            • Murph says:
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              @Prezii,

              That’s all Sky… I just use this site to ramble on about what little I know haha

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Nah or ramblings together helped I’m sure

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Sky, whoever or watever it was… All input is appreciated! The more minds, the better!! Thanks again guys… Ill see ya in a couple days!

  13. Mr2Bits says:
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    Sweet Mcgaqhee out 6 week with torn MCL….why wouldn’t he be after I traded Forte for him and Wallace this year

    • Murph says:
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      @Mr2Bits,

      That’s the luck factor in this game injuries can happen any given week this week being one of the worst. It’s how you respond to it that decides whether your team can bounce back. With injuries it opens up opportunities for younger guys the McGahee injury hurts but at the time getting those two for forte was the right call. Good luck in your FA waiver claims this week as there will be some good names out there for pickup.

    • Sky

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      If it makes you feel any better, I traded Brandon Marshall & Michael Bush to the Forte owner in one league for Alshon Jeffery and MJD. Yeah, that turned out well! One of the worst times for injuries, though. Sorry to hear that, man.

  14. Murph says:
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    Like the Boldin Blackmon comparison crazy how he is compared physically to Calvin Johnson when he is 3 inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter. Not to mention a bit slower as well. His style did not translate well to the NFL.

    • Sky

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      Thanks. Thing is Boldin is/was good but he worked hard to be that way. Gonna have to see Blackmon work hard for more than one week/game to go crazy over him

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Hard worker and tough as nails. 2008 broken jaw repaired with 40 screws and 7 plates back in three weeks to catch 2 TD passes. Blackmon and about 90% of receivers are far from that level in my opinion Not to mention Boldin had Warner throwing to him during the glory years of his career a far cry from gabbert and Henne.

        • Sky

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          Oh man I forgot about that. Yeah, Blackmon has an uphill battle ahead of him for sure

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