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Well, the first week has happened and as we all know, the first week means everything.  We can pencil in Peyton to throw 112 touchdowns on the year.  We can also mark Ray-Ray down for only 576 rushing yards but he will catch 128 passes.  In this same vein of thought, I’m leading our season of buys on a game that feels like it was so long ago now because we’re a generation of people who think instant message should equal instant response.  I’m looking back over comments and I keep seeing the worry about our man Eric Decker.  During a night where Peyton tied an NFL record for touchdown passes in a single game, Decker finished the night with 2 receptions for 32 yards on 7 targets.  That’s what the stats say.  Wanna know what I say?  He t-rexed a back of the end zone touchdown and dropped another 10-15 yard bunny later.  His night could’ve easily been at least 55 and a touchdown on 4 receptions.  But bad nights happen to everyone.  They’re gonna happen to your guys here and there all season.  It’s natural.  But some nights look worse then others and when it’s your first week of the year in the first game of the year in a Nationally Televised and scrutinized game, it’s painfully clear.  The guy who started Decker is panicking right now.  Welker went off.  Demaryius went off.  Orange Julius went off.  Hell, even Caldwell caught a touchdown!  Decker’s trash!  Throw him out with the bathwater!  The key thing to remember here is he was third on the team in targets with 7.  Tied with your boy Julius.  Oh and he was targeted in the RZ on his drop.  Then Wes got his second TD of the night on the very next play.  I’m not saying you should be throwing your signed Alan Thicke photo in on the deal here, of course.  The guy you’re trading with has to be worried enough to cough him up for something of lesser value and I think the fear about Eric should be big enough to make that happen.  In other Buy/Sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

BUY

Stevan Ridley – It goes without saying that some of these buy calls feel obvious but at the same time, you are swimming against the current like Salmon back to spawn.  Yes, Ridley fumbled and yes Hoodie Bill hates that.  But he’s also been the starter for the Pats since last year.  He fumbled a couple of times back then, too.  But he did it week 1 and got benched for it.  I’m not a huge Ridley guy – I see him as a low end RB2 – but if you can get him for a weekly flex play at RB or for a WR you don’t need, dive in.  Plus with wrist surgery for Vereen on the docket and him being out until at least week 11, Ridley’s gotta get a chance again, right?  He couldn’t possibly go with Blount or Bolden…right?  RIGHT?!?

David Wilson – Yeah, the fumble brothers together back to back.  Off season, I had him in the same low RB2 range.  Though I think he can be more then that, I don’t think he gets the opportunity at this point to be so.  When his goal line caddy – Andre Brown – is back to take the chip shots, Wilson will become more of a HR hitter.  While there’s nothing wrong with that, he will get a reduced role for a while for sure until he can work out the kinds.  Wow, what a buy call, right!?!  The thing is, he’s gonna go cheaper then he should in most trades right now.  Take advantage if you have room on your bench to wait on him for a little.  He’s still the most talented RB the Giants have even if they sign a vet.

Giovani Bernard – The numbers didn’t look good but he did.  As I mentioned in the roundup on Monday morning, Gio’s day could’ve been better if it weren’t for a few penalties.  The key was he looked good out there but probably disappointed owners who only looked at the stat sheet at the end of the day.  I see BJGE’s 1.8 ypc and fart in the general direction of this being that much of a timeshare after a while.  Wanna know who my favorite Bluth character was?  It’s spelled ‘Gio-B’.

Lamar Miller – Yeah, lotta backs had bad Sundays but Miller probably had the most disgusting endline: 10 carries for 3 yards and 1 rec for 7.  Yup, 1 point in standard and 1.5-2 in PPR from your RB2.  It hurts.  But Miami gained a total of 15 yards on the ground period on Sunday and people need to recognize this: that Cleveland front ain’t bad on the defensive side of the ball.  This game should be an aberration and moving forward Lamar will do his own ‘Control’ verse.  He got love for you all but he’s tryna murder all y’all RB2s.

DeAngelo Williams – Woah, hey there, what’s up with this buy?  Well, he didn’t have a great game but he didn’t have a bad game either.  It could be considered under the radar overall, though, and I think the Panthers looked much better then people gave them credit for on Sunday.  DeAngelo is looking like he could be more then a flex play moving forward.  If someone thinks he’s still their RB4, throw a trade their way.

Cecil Shorts – Yeah, I know, a Jags player.  I only can suggest one per week as that’s my quota or I’d put MJD up here too (and I kinda just did: hint, hint).  Gabbert’s hand was hurt coming into the season so a bad first week isn’t surprising for Shorts.  What WOULD be surprising is seeing an output like this from him next week.  He had 11 targets and Blaine was constantly throwing it like he was Fitz and Gabbert was Skelton.  This is still a WR2 with upside and will probably go for nothing.  While others jig, I Jag.

Chris Givens – Bad matchup vs the Cards secondary made Givens look like the Rams weren’t gonna look his way.  He’s still a very solid WR3 with WR2 upside in the vein of Torrey Smith.  Don’t lose hope.  Better yet, find the person who drafted him and did.

T.Y. Hilton – The Colts will figure out eventually that he’s more talented then DHB, though it may take more time then owners would like.  Overall, the Colts defense is looking pretty porous (notice how the first part sounds like ‘poor’?) so Luck and company should get into plenty of shootouts.  I mean, Indy almost lost to the Raiders…at home…with a Tim Tebow clone at QB.  That says a lot more about the defense then it does the offense.  Hilton should get his Madden on easy settings numbers in the near future.  Buy while his owners are saying T.Y. but no T.Y. to Hilton.

James Jones – I don’t love this guy but he’s not a 0 yards guy.  Had a bad week.  Happens to all of us.  See if he can get thrown in as a sweetener in a trade you’re unsure of.  Then you can be unsure of when to start him for your team the rest of the way.  Yay!

Rob Gronkowski – Um, he’s good everyone.  Just do a casual check in, see if the owner is getting worried.  He/she shouldn’t be but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?  Tell that to the lady who slapped me when I asked her when the baby was due.  Well, WHAT you ask is pretty important too, I guess…

Brandon Bolden – Your waivers probably just cleared this morning.  Bolden’s probably still out there.  You probably have someone on your bench you’re never going to use.  You could probably pick up Bolden and do the same thing with the hopes he gets a piece of that Vereen pie.  You probably are tired of the word probably by now.  I’ll probably stop using it in the sell section below.

SELL

Julius Thomas/Jordan Cameron – But, but, but…you said you liked these guys!  Yeah, I did and I still do.  But they outperformed guys like Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham and Gronk owners might be a little antsy if they drafted Sudfeld.  I’m saying they had amazing first days.  I’m not selling them for 75 cents on the dollar but if I can get a no doubt win back in a trade for them in terms of trust, I’d do it.

Brandon Myers – Yeah, this isn’t the Raiders anymore but Garbage King Myers reared his dirty head on Sunday night.  He’s the 4th option in that offense right now in the passing game and Eli is anything but a checkdown king.  Much like the game, Myers end line was an abomination.  Though he COULD have a similar game against Denver this week, I’d prefer not to stick around and find out.  Sell while you still can.

Michael Vick – As I alluded to yesterday, Vick took a lot of abuse in the pocket and when he was running the ball.  I love his upside but unless I see some less risky play from him, I’d want the fat return check he’ll likely garner at this stage in the game.  He’s got top 3 QB ability but isn’t good at protecting himself and this scheme isn’t doing him favors in that department.  Again, sell only if you get top dollar.  If not, enjoy the ride and pray.  Oh and LeSean?  I almost put him as a sell here too but he’s an RB and pretty much all RBs are injury-prone.

Frank Gore – I’m willing to admit I’m wrong about ranking Gore as a high end RB2 this year.  He looked slow but his 40 yards rushing/20 receiving day was saved by a TD.  I’m feeling a Michael Turner 2012 year coming on and I don’t like it.  Plus he gets the ‘hawks next week which makes it even moreso a good idea to move while his numbers still look good.  I don’t hate him but much like the droids, this is not the RB2 you were looking for on draft day.

  1. CaliforniaJag says:
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    No joke, I just bought Decker and DeAngelo and now have SIX buys you mentioned: those two, Gronk, Wilson, Shorts, and Givens. Hope you’re right; there’s a reason I have first waiver spot (also have Dez and Morris on top of all that disappointment).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oomph, that’s a rough week one. I like what you’ve got then!

  2. Aaron says:
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    Any chance Hopkins becomes a stud at any point this season? He’s on the wire in my league. We use 3 wr sets.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I still like him. Just depends how conservative Kubiak is the rest of the season. First game wasn’t bad at all but they played from behind. Would like to see how he does in a game they’re leading in.

  3. Andrew says:
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    Brandon Bolden or Bernard Pierce ROS
    12 team ppr

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll say Pierce for now. Don’t know about Boldens role yet

  4. Randy N says:
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    Good article, Sky!

    12-team PPR, do I do this trade?
    I get: Decker
    I give: Gore

    QB. R. Wilson
    RB. R. Bush
    RB. D. Sproles
    WR. V. Cruz
    WR. D. Jackson
    FLEX. S. Johnson
    TE. J. Cameron
    K. G. Zuerlein
    D/ST. Seahawks
    BN. F. Gore
    BN. B. Hartline
    BN. M. Wheaton
    BN. K. Rudolph
    BN. B. Bolden
    BN. L. Bell
    BN. D. Heyward-Bey
    BN. K. Hunter
    BN. Q. Patton

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Normally I’d say yes but you don’t need Decker in that set up and Gore as your RB3 makes sense

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Who is the add if I drop Hillman: (.5pt ppr)

    Bolden
    Green Ellis
    Dwyer
    Jacobs
    Powell

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Id want Bolden there

  6. Big League Choo says:
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    start 2 non-ppr

    David Wilson
    Eric Decker
    Marques Colston

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Decker/Colston

  7. Allan says:
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    Nice article Sky. Who should I start at flex this week? A. Bradshaw, M. Williams, or R. Randle? I started Bradshaw week 1 and ended leaving 11 points a piece on the bench with Williams and Randle. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Both WRs are good plays this week; think both teams play from behind most of the day. I’ll say Williams cuz he’s the WR2 vs Randle the WR3.

  8. Comatose says:
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    My team:

    RGIII, Rivers
    Doug Martin, Ryan Matthews, Ivory, Powell, Ballard
    Demariyus, Mike Wallace, Stevie Johnson, E. Sanders
    Jimmy Graham

    Drop anyone for Alshon Jeffery?

    • Comatose says:
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      @Comatose: Also, do you like Baltimore’s D vs Cleveland or Carolina’s at Buffalo this week?

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        @Comatose: or Falcons v. Rams or Colts v. Dolphins. Got options on the wire this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Baltimore, though I like both

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rivers

  9. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    How much of a $100 free agent budget would you bid on Edelman in a PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s a filler and people are spending like he’s a ROS guy. I’m with Guru and his Waiver post yesterday: 3-5

  10. malamoney

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    Might as well ask about (free agent dollars) Daniel Thomas, Hartline and Julius Thomas as well…

    And lastly, thoughts on McGahee?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      3, 5, 5

      McGahee hasn’t signed anywhere and won’t sign with the Giants from all I’ve seen. He’s a pick up and pray play, no better then picking up a third stringer.

  11. Mark says:
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    Great article. Crazy how terrible a lot of RBs looked in week 1. Makes me feel not so terrible about my TRich/MJD backfield.

    Pick 3 of these to start in 0.5ppr please: Decker, Hartline, Stevie Johnson, Thompkins, Lacy. And you’d put MJD above that group of guys, right? I was ready to bench Thompkins after how terrible he looked week 1, but with Vereen, Gronk, and Amendola out, makes Thompkins look much more appealing. Every ball can’t go to Edelman.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah it was a messy first week.

      MJD/Lacy/Hartline. I’d still start Decker over Thompkins at this stage. Only saying Hartline because he’s looking like the primary target in Miami

      • Mark says:
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        @Sky:

        Agree. Wallace primarily stretches the field to allow Hartline and Gibson to do their thing underneath. I bet they work to get Wallace more involved, but I still see Hartline getting the most looks.

        Where would you rate Stevie? In relation to Decker, Hartline, and Thompkins?

        Also, while I have you on the line…what do you think about moving some of my WR2/WR3 depth in the form of Decker for Cook? Just dropped the Sudfeld experiment for Winslow. Dont want to sell low on Decker but it looks like I have a decent amount of WR depth and nothing at TE. Already kicking myself for taking Sudfeld over Cook, Cameron, and OJ.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Mark: Wallace will get more involved when Tannehill gets more time to throw. Just might take a bit.

          Stevie behind Hartline/ahead of Thompkins

          I wouldn’t call Cook a sell low on Decker. Like him as my TE5/6 this year, should produce. Not a bad trade, I’d take Cook there if I needed a TE.

  12. Brinx says:
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    Trade Moreno for Decker? PPR

    Have Rice, Bush, Morris as RB and Johnson, Bowe, Wayne for WR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Decker there

      • Brinx says:
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        @Sky: would you prefer Decker or Garçon in PPR?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Garcon’s a top 15 at WR if he stays healthy. Like him more for that reason.

  13. Jay B says:
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    Who do you think has more upside: B. Bolden or J. Rodgers?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bolden

  14. Dingbat says:
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    Thinking about targeting the following WRs in exchange for Jordan Cameron:

    DeSean Jackson
    Justin Blackmon
    T.Y. Hilton
    James Jones
    Chris Givens
    Golden Tate

    Which of these guys would you consider to be “no-doubt wins”?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Givens and DeSean

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Sky: Thanks! Forgot to mention that it’s a PPR league. I assume that doesn’t change your answer.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nope, it’s how I’d go still.

          • I’d include Blackmon, too.

            .02cents

  15. GT-OZ says:
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    I’m in a 10 team scoring only league (yardage etc doesn’t count – only TD’s) – Should I drop Golden Tate for Julian Edelman ( I have Roddy White and he looked pretty limted this week – debating on benching him until healthier)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a 10 teamer, sure

    • Barbarian says:
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      @GT-OZ: I absolutely love that move. I mostly say that cuz I am in a similar type of league and just made the exact same move yesterday!!!!!!!! Hopefully it works out for both of us…….hahaha though, I got Amendola on my bench this week waiting to take over. Heres to Edleman getting 3 touchdows and getting me a nice gain via trade!!!!!!

  16. Jagan says:
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    Sky,
    I am exteremely disappointed with Shane Vereen injury as I had him as FLEX in all my leagues.Do you think I should drop him and pick Bolden as his replacement?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you don’t have deep enough benches to hold him, go for it

  17. L-Boogie says:
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    In a non-PPR league, Nicks vs Denver or Desean Jackson vs SD in week 2?

    Thanks dude.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t think you can go wrong. I’ll say DeSean because he’s a primary target

  18. Jagan says:
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    Do i request a trade below.is it fair one?

    Receive David Wilson and give Julius Thomas.

    I have Jason Witten as my TE and RBs are Demarco Murray & Matt Forte.

    I have Shane Vereen / Leveon Bell in my Bench.

    • Dingbat says:
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      @Jagan: Hey, it’s worth a try, but I think it’s a crazy lowball offer.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Take Wilson there

  19. bill says:
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    16 person league just had Vareen go down… need a new RB2 and Flex – not too many options, here’s what I’ve got, need some advice

    QB:Cam
    RB1: Forte
    RB2: Ingram, Tolbert, Powell, Bolden (Pick 1)
    WR: Wayne
    WR: Garcon
    TE: Cook
    FLex: All RB2 options + Hartline, Marlon Brown (Pick 1)

    thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bolden if he’s healthy, Ingram if not

      Hartline

      • bill says:
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        @Sky: what about jonathan dwyer on waivers?

        • bill says:
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          @bill: or da’rel scott?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @bill: Nah

  20. Derrick says:
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    Drop P. Thomas for Bolden?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold until we know if he’s off the injury report. Yes if he is

  21. eSSduBBz says:
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    I own a couple of these RBs with Sky high potential (See what I did there?), but got burned by a Lamar Miller bagel in my Flex last week. Would you deploy him again this week or take a shot at one of: Gio B., Chris “Ebony ‘n” Ivory, or Cecil “Ain’t takin’ no” Shorts? Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d still roll with Lamar. CLE DEF is actually good

  22. Ian says:
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    I’m looking to capitalize on a guy being desperate for RB in my 12 team league. I’m not exactly flush at the position, but with Charles, Murray, Miller, and Moreno, I’m thinking it might be worth weakening myself at RB if I can get a massive upgrade elsewhere. I’m therefore looking for offers that will net me a huge value at a position where my starter isn’t elite. Hopefully not an insulting offer, but certainly one where I’m the undisputed winner.

    A few ideas:
    Moreno for Tony Gonzalez
    Miller for Dez Bryant

    Thoughts? Other potential targets could be Vincent Jackson, Anquan Boldin, Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron.

    QB: Matt Ryan
    RB: Jamaal Charles, DeMarco Murray, Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, Knile Davis
    WR: Julio Jones, James Jones, Denarius Moore, Alshon Jeffery, Marlon Brown, (Josh Gordon)
    TE: Kyle Rudolph, Zach Sudfeld

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Miller for Dez might be nice but other then that I’d hold

  23. Derrick says:
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    Also, trade Cruz for Gronk?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Selling too low on Cruz after that game

  24. jamie says:
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    trade sproles/ gonzo for J graham/ L Miller? – 14 team ppr 2 flex other RBs are Lacy, Spillar, and Mendenahll

    • Sky

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      I’d want the Graham side

  25. Bonghuetz says:
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    Great article as always.

    Love the “Control” reference – “I don’t smoke crack m-fer I sell it! B!tch everything i rap is a quarter piece to your melon.” Genius. I think you could fill a whole post with references from that verse.

    Thoughts on Marlon Brown of the Ravens in a league that has to play an rookie as a flex (can be any offensive player)? I made the mistake of drafting Zach Sucksfeld and have no viable backup. The league is pretty deep, with the only serviceable rookies still available being Brown, Zach Ertz from Philly, or Ace Sanders from Jacksonville. A true Morton’s fork i guess…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, Lamar laid it down there hard. Definitely the toast of the year.

      You serious? The flex has to be a rookie? I’ll give Marlon a go there…

  26. Brick says:
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    Hi Sky, nice post!

    2 WR 2 RB + W/R/T flex (PPR)

    I’m thinking of going:
    WR Marshall, Bowe
    RB TRich, CJ3K
    Flex: Steve Smith

    On my bench, I have Hartline, Tate.

    I think Bowe will have a good game against Dallas, but Steve Smith vs. an Underrated Buffalo has me nervous, and Hartline gets a pretty soft Indianapolis… who do you like?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Hartline for me

  27. Cabreralicious says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I was high on Mathews coming into the season so I’m currently using Mathews as my RB2. But It was disappointing to see Ronnie Brown’s heavier than expected usage. Now my leaguemate in my 12-team redraft keeps offering me Gio Bernard for my Mathews. Other RBs I have are Jamaal Charles, Rashard Mendenhall, Ahmad Bradshaw. Should I pull the triggr or hold?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You should get more for Mathews then that. He needs to throw in a sweetener. I like the idea of getting Gio, though.

  28. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Depending on what you suggest I do w/Vereen (I have an IR slot), I can add up to 2 bodies temporarily or permanently this week, Sky. Assuming I don’t fill my week 4 bye weekers of the Pack D/ST and Kuechley, where do you suggest I spend the slots with this lineup in my PPR league that has a QB/RB/WR/TE and RB/WR/TE flex spots:

    QB (start 1): Ryan, Cutler, Palmer
    RB (start 2): Charles, Martin, Sproles, Bradshaw, Ivory, Vereen
    WR (start 2): Megatron, Cobb, Amendola, Britt
    TE: Gates
    K: Hartley
    D/ST: Packers
    IDP (start 2): Watt, Kuechley

    Best waiver bodies are as follows:
    QB: Manuel, Pryor
    RB: Hillman, Moreno
    WR: Givens, Gordon, Blackmon, Holmes, Harvin
    TE: Winslow
    D/ST: Cowboys
    IDP: Various good options

    Thanks again!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ryan
      Charles/Martin
      Megatron/Cobb

      Put Vereen on your IR (no reason not to), pick up Pryor. Drop Britt for Gordon. Drop Pack for Cowboys. Sproles in your RB/WR/TE flex and Pryor in your QB flex.

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Sky:

        That still leaves me one more bench spot to add someone assuming I don’t keep Britt and just add Gordon. We have 12 starting spots, 7 bench, and the one IR.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Clint (aka Pablo Death): after moving Vereen to IR and putting Pryor in his place, you still have a bench spot? Then pick up Givens, too.

  29. the imp says:
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    Hey Sky,
    Streaming options for TE for me this week are Celek/Keller/FDavis.
    They all seem to have problems. Celek might have a good matchup (SD let Daniels score twice) but might only see a handful of targets, Keller will get the more targets but is in the worst offense, FDavis is in a time share.
    Is this an interchangable tier for you?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keller = Kellen? Celek just scored, I’ll give him another shot.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Oh sorry, yeah Kellen Winslow there….Former Jets TEs should be more forgettable than that, but new ones are too….Another good reason to roll the dice on upside….LOL. At least, Celek will have to fumble or throw an interception to do worse than Suds did last week. Still got the win though, so he is forgiven….and cut.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha!

  30. Wilsonian says:
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    Have Gore, D.Rich, D.Wilson, Moreno, Gio, Buc Williams, Decker, and Hartline for 3 spots. Who gets the nod this week?

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

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      D-Rich/Gore/Hartline. Decker for upside over Hartline if you prefer.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, I like Hartline a lot, but I think I’m going to give Decker a shot this week. I’m currently flip flopping in my mind about benching Gore and playing both Decker and Hartline.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s not a bad idea actually.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: thanks for making me feel smart for once – at least where fantasy foosball is concerned.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, I do my best!

  31. Dingbat says:
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    Now it sounds like Bell will be out for “about a month,” and Vereen will be ineligible to return until Week 11. I’m stashing Bell currently (along with Percy Harvin). Vereen was just dropped, but it sounds like I’m still better off hanging onto Bell.

    On a related note, how do you think Bell’s extended absence will affect the outlook for Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not much. That O-Line is really bad. Bad year in Pitts-ville seems about to happen

  32. Jeremy says:
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    Mendenhall, Decker, Olson (starting Julius), Vincent Brown, or Marlon Brown at the flex spot this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Decker

  33. J Money says:
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    Thoughts on Carolina and Miami defenses for this upcoming week?

    I’ve read a few different articles and opinions stating that they could be good plays this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Carolina. Lukewarm on Miami

  34. CL says:
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    You like OAK DEF at home vs. JAX this week? I need a DEF…

    Or any other ones you like?

    Grazie.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lot more I like. You’re not gonna see the same team with Henne at the helm. Don’t know who’s available so it’s hard to say. Streaming against Pittsburgh would be good. Like Carolina, Dallas…IDK.

      • If you get 2points per sack, I definitely agree on streaming against Pittsburgh. Their O-line is 2 turnstiles, 1 bull-fighter, and a traffic cone.

  35. Hans says:
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    Sell Gore to get Decker or D. Wilson?

    I’m going to try both. I’m weak on WR so Decker makes sense, but not sure whether I should try that Gore vs Wilson…

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: Sell Gore to get Decker or D. Wilson?

      FYI, I got Andre J, Stevie J, C Shorts, B Hartline as my WR, and AP, MJD, Gore as my RB

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it, I’ll take the Decker side; would just be surprised if it worked. Don’t mind D-Wil for Gore, but it’s a gamble.

      • A guess: Your QB is either Rodgers or Brees, and your TE is Graham
        OR
        You play in a 16-team league.

      • Hans says:
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        @Sky:

        oh yeah
        i got decker, gave him gore. let’s see how this plays out

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool

  36. E says:
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    Pls rank for stash (I don’t own any of the starters ahead of them) standard non-ppr:

    Bolden
    K. Davis
    Dwyer
    McGahee
    Dunbar
    A. Brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bolden/Brown…Davis/Dunbar…Dwyer…McGahee

  37. Oppo Taco says:
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    Thoughts on ivory? A lot of the fantasy community have made the drop and your
    Buddy pianowski has said he’s droppable for pretty well anything at this point. Preaching patience? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m keeping him everywhere I have him. Much like Bradshaw, he’s adjusting/will get his reps. He’s the more talented of the two back there, Jets just need to do what they said they’d do with him and he’ll be fine.

  38. the hungarian hippo says:
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    12-team PPR, 2 wr, 2 rb, 1 te, 1 flex

    QB: Brady, Bradford
    RB: Martin, Reggie Bush, Bradshaw, Moreno
    WR: Demaryius, Jordy, Cecil, Moore, Randle
    TE: Cook

    Would you trade Cook for Gronk? Or hold for a week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Cook a lot this year but think Gronk is an upgrade. Hold for this week, think he’ll have another good week.

      • the hungarian hippo says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @the hungarian hippo: i’d find it strange that a gronk owner would actually want to make that trade. Esp waiting till it’s closer when gronk comes back.

  39. David Wil Fumble, Son says:
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    How should I approach this week? Obviously I have to wait to hear about Amendola, likely gametime. I have the following guys in a 12-team, .5 PPR, and I need to start TWO at W/T and Flex. How should I play Scenario 1 (Dola plays) and Scenario 2 (Dola doesn’t suit up)?
    – Amendola
    – Edelman
    – J. Cameron
    – A. Roberts
    – K. Thompkins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ‘dola/Cam

      Edelman/Cam

    • David Wil Fumble, Son says:
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      @David Wil Fumble, Son:
      To clarify, I need to start TWO total. One at W/T, one at Flex.

  40. Sniff Test says:
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    12 team league…1 point per 2 receptions. We don’t have to start TE and have 3 WR/TE slots. I am thin at RB…Richardson but then only Bradshaw, Ivory, Redman and Leveon Bell. I have put in a waiver claim for Daniel Thomas to get more bodies in my RB corp. Also thinking about Bolden. Edelmen is on waivers too and I happen to have Amendola. I’m not sure how to prioritize this pickup. Do I go for Edelmen as the player likely to have the best scoring this week or focus on RB depth? If I go for Edelmen, maybe I should drop another receiver since that means i don’t like my other otpions that much. My other receivers are Marshall (starter), D-Jax (starter), Hartline (bench), Antonio Gates (bench), Golden Tate (bench). I am currently dropping Bucs D for one of the pickups. I picked them up to stream last week. I also have a back up QB to drop for another player. Brady is my starter and Rivers is my backup. The end.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sniff Test: I’ll take Bolden there. Edelmen next if you have room.

  41. supra says:
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    Would you roster Brandon Bolden over Pead?

    Our league uses waivers now, not used to not being able to pick up during a game…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @supra: I’ll take Bolden there

  42. fitz says:
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    Someone spent $23 on Edelman today, yikes. I felt like I was reaching bidding $9

    • Holy cow. What a dumbass.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @fitz: Week 1 always seems to have overreactions in the bidding market. I love it, makes me rich when it counts.

  43. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sly, please pick two ROS. Thanks in advance

    Jeffery, Hankerson, Marlon Brown, Hopkins, Malcolm Floyd, Hartline.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Moscowitz: Sly, eh? I like it. Is that Stallone or the Family Stone?

      Tough. Jeffery/Hartline

  44. Zeke says:
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    Hey Sky. I apologize if you are going to post rankings before tomorrow’s game, but I have a whole lot of receivers that seem to be fairly equal this week and I need to narrow it down. For WR1 I have Cobb, but after that, I need a fill in for Amendola and a WR3. Choices for the remaining 2 spots are Edelman, Mike Williams, Stevie Johnson and Hartline. ……Also, would you start any of the remaining at flex, instead of DeAngelo? Thanks for all your help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zeke: Rankings every Thursday morning. Harltine or Edelman, I’d lean Hartline but I don’t have my info on hand right now.

      Start DeAngelo, should have a good week.

  45. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade roddy for gio and decker? Or rueben randle for just gio? Its .5 ppr
    League Thanks
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – Calvin
    Wr – rody
    Rb – forte
    Rb – deangelo
    Te – cook
    Flex – randle
    Bench – leveon bell, Ivory, Moreno, Bryce brown, Christine Michael, sudfeld

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Ooph, Roddy’s ankle really worries me. It’s risky but I’d actually do the first trade. Big risk, though.

  46. Mikey says:
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    Sky,

    Getting crushed at RB2 with Vereen injury and Miller’s goose egg. Thinking of offered Mathews and FJax and buying low on MJD if I can.

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mikey: I like MJD a lot more then eithe r of those two guys. Might just try Mathews straight up first, though.

  47. John Olerud says:
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    10 team PPR with RB/WR/TE flex

    QB: Cam
    RB1: Shady
    RB2: MJD
    RB3: David Wilson
    WR1: Vjax
    WR2: Hilton
    WR3: Hartline
    TE1: Jared Cook

    Bnch: Gronk
    Bnch: Marlon Brown
    Bnch: Quinton Patton
    Bnch: Christine Michael
    Bnch: Ivory
    Bnch: Woodhead

    I really like Michael Floyd and think he’s going to break out sooner than later. The guy who has him offered me Mike Wallace/Decker and Floyd for Vjax and throw-in (so either woodhead or patton).

    What do you think?

    • John Olerud says:
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      @John Olerud: That RB3 is actually my flex spot

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @John Olerud: So you’re still really doing a 3 for 3 that way because you have to drop someone. Who are you dropping?

        • John Olerud says:
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          @Sky: Sorry for the confusion, the trade would be EITHER Decker or Mike Wallace AND Michael Floyd for VJax and any player of my choosing (which would likely be Woodhead or Patton).

          2 for 2

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @John Olerud: Ah, I see. Nah, I don’t really think your team needs it. VJax is a top 15 wideout and the coaches in Indy finally put their heads together this week and said ‘ya know, we should get that Hilton kid involved’…buncha schmucks…

            • John Olerud says:
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              @Sky: Heard that…

              And I appreciate it.

              Big ups, Sky!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Internet fist bump!

  48. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Broyles got dropped. Worth a pick up?
    Also, what about Blount? Think he may be in the mix?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Depends who you’re dropping to pick him up and how deep your benches are.

      Not really, RE: Blount

  49. Jeremy says:
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    Should I start Dalton or Manuel this weekend at qb2? Strongly leaning towards EJ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jeremy: Actually think the Panthers defense is underrated. Dalton for me.

  50. Kenny Powers says:
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    Think Marlon Brown is worth a roster spot over Kenny Britt at this point?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kenny Powers: I could see that. Don’t trust the passing game/Locker in TEN this year.

  51. Vjax says:
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    How much you buying into Anquan Boldin? Worth trading for MJD? Which side do you like? PPR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Vjax: I’d want MJD there. It’s not close.

  52. flanwagon says:
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    In most leagues I probably wouldn’t do this, but in one league (keeper) I had an awful inagural draft and really need to swing for the fences. I’m considering trading MJD for David Wilson… thoughts?

    • flanwagon says:
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      @flanwagon:

      By the way #2 RB is Lamar Miller…

      0.5 ppr, start 1 QB, 2RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @flanwagon: It’s a gamble but if you’re not worried about this year, it might pay off.

  53. Baren says:
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    Great advice last week! I demolished my opponent and am really glad I found this site. Started reading this year for baseball and have done so well in that league I decided to give it a whirl for football. So far so good.

    So, I have M. Austin as my current flex and Kenbrell Thompkins is a FA. Is he worth a pick-up for tomorrow with NE’s depleted WR core? Steve Johnson is also out there.

    Also, Josh Gordon is a FA as well, would you drop all three for Gordon going forward?

    Thanks for everything, and keep up the good work!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Baren: Sweet! Glad to have you around.

      I’d want Gordon but is Austin really the only guy you can drop? He was targeted a lot last week…

      • Baren says:
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        @Sky: yeah. Shallow bench and it’s a little cramped right now as I wait for Gronk to come back. I was holding Leveon Bell for a RB boost thinking he’d only be out a couple weeks. Now word is he’ll be back in a month. People are hoarding RB’s hence all the WR in FA.

        I’m confident I have a good shot to get Gordon after this week, just not sure if he’s the best going forward. Looking for an upside Flex play this week and Austin, Thompkins, and S. Johnson look the most promising. Especially Austin with Def focusing so much attention on Dez.

  54. Richie says:
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    Who would you rather start at the flex spot in a non-PPR? Gio Bernard vs. PIT or Julius Thomas@NYG?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Richie: Both are fringe guys for me right now. Gamble is Gio but I’d probably go JT there.

      • Richie says:
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        @Sky: I was thinking along those lines as well. I like Gio a lot next week against Green Bay though.

        • Richie says:
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          Thanks for your input again!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Richie: No prob!

  55. Phoenix Rising says:
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    Sky,

    I’m in desperate need of a RB2. Loaded everywhere else and can afford to deal either Colston or Jordy..I think Jordy has a big year coming back..Guy that wants one of them has Lamar, Ridley and Sproles. He wants to deal Sproles, not Ridley. Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Phoenix Rising: Colston for Sproles? PPR or non? PPR makes sense, not so much standard.

      • Phoenix Rising says:
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        @Sky: I’m sorry, totally forgot to put that in…Standard, otherwise I wouldve jammed the accept button. What about the other guys? Or Jordy?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Phoenix Rising: Don’t think you’ll get out of him RB2 stats in a standard league. That’s my only concern. It’s not a deal I would do, personally.

    • IF you’re playing PPR, you probably want Sproles over Ridley anyhow.

  56. Jagan says:
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    Sky,
    I have Ben / Sam Bradford as my QBs (very weak)and I was offered Dez Bryant / Michael Vick for Calvin Johnson.Shall I accept this trade?

    It is standard leage and my team is

    Adrian Peterson/C.J.Spliller/Golden tate / Michael floyd /Jardon Cameroon/Kembrall Thompkins/Shane Vereen/

    Other guy also has Colin kapernick / Tom Brady as QBS and also Brandon Marshall as other WR.

    Thanks for your help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jagan: I’m calling Vick a sell high so that first deal doesn’t look very good to me.

      Can try for either QB and Marshall with Calvin, just don’t be surprised if he says no; that’s the only deal I could see that’s reasonable. Brady is probably who you’d get; Kaep’s first week was too good.

  57. Nick says:
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    If I’m selling Gore, who should I aim to get in return?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nick: Aim for another RB2 that’s of higher quality or target an underperforming RB1 from the first week. Put out some feelers.

  58. Belligerent Mariners Fan says:
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    I’ve got a question about defenses (I know, sorry). I somehow drafted Pittsburgh but they stink it up against the Titans in week 1. Do you see them as being anywhere near as good as they once were? Or are they a stream only option? They have Cincinnati this week and I’m scared. Who would you stream for defense week 2? Dallas is catching my eye but idk if I trust them yet…

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Belligerent Mariners Fan: They weren’t really the problem, that O-Line is atrocious and is going to lead to a long year in Pittsburgh. You should never get married to a team defense. Dallas looks like a good choice to me.

  59. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Should I use my #1 waiver on Edelman? We start 3 WR and a flex
    Here’s my WR (8 team league) PPR
    Amendola
    Cruz
    Cobb
    Austin
    Gordon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: 8 team league? Yeah, don’t waste a waiver on Edelman.

  60. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Also read this on Rotowire

    “Coach Chuck Pagano said the “first thing” coaches talked about after Sunday’s game was getting T.Y. Hilton more snaps and touches.”

    Didn’t they learn this in the preseason?!?!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @btd: Buncha Derps. Don’t get why they pushed him down the depth chart. Kid carried their ass down the stretch when Reggie started falling off. It’s why I had him at around WR24 this year. You live and learn, Chuck…

  61. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I’m a bronco fan and i added Orange Julius and that is all!

    Did you get the e-mails I sent over?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: I’ll have to check, I get an email every time someone comments on one of my posts. You might’ve gotten buried. When did you send it?

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: last night I sent one to the razzball and one to the gmail

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Got it, sending on to Grey to get you set up. We can wait until next week. Give you a chance to get used to wordpress. Play around with it during your downtime. Yes that was a euphimism.

          • J-FOH

            jackfullofhate says:
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            @Sky: I can’t go blind can I?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @jackfullofhate: only if you stare at it in the dark ( sorta a euphemism…but more on the topic)

              • J-FOH

                jackfullofhate says:
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                @Sky: looking at it now before I’m off for some free beers and downloading the phone app.

  62. btd says:
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    Do you think Leon Washington gets none/some/most/all of the Vereen looks? I don’t think Bolden is much of a threat in that space (as compared to him taking touches from Ridley).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @btd: closer to none then some. I don’t think Washington is a threat, period. Bolden probably gets a few passing downs and some carries to make up for the loss of Vereen if he’s healthy. If not, it’s probably – shudders – Blount.

  63. Jamie says:
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    My Team in Non-Keeper 12 man PPR League w/ Flex Option (RB/WR):

    QB: Stafford, Vick
    RB: Doug Martin, Sproles, MJD, Le’Veon Bell, Joique Bell, Rashad Jennings
    WR: Amendola, Nelson, Brown, Austin, Blackmon
    TE: Cook

    I am about to trade MJD, Austin, and Vick for Calvin Johnson and Hartline. What do you think of the trade? I’m thinking:

    I’m kinda screwed for Bye weeks of Martin and Sproles unless Bell comes back soon or Joique can step in and be fine which I think he could. I’m stacked at WR and will have strong starts there and at flex when Amendola is healthy and fine when not. If the same team QB-WR combo isn’t going well, I could trade Stafford for a similar production QB or even better by throwing in a kicker. To early to be trading depth for better starters?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jamie: Which Austin? Don’t hate the trade but it’s not one I would do. MJD’s stock will improve this week. Hartline is nice but you should get more back for VIck/MJD then that if you’re kicking in Austin.

  64. Dave says:
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    Hey,

    Which 3 WR’s should I start out of these in .5 PPR – Dez, Edelman, Antonio Brown, Boldin, Kenbrell, Tavon Austin?

    Thanks and should I trust Ridley enough to start him as my flex over D-Rich also .5 PPR?

    • Dave says:
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      @Dave: Oh yea and my opponent has Brady if that changes things, it tempts me to start both Edelman and Kenbrell but don’t know who to bench for that I guess.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Dave: Have rankings out tomorrow after I study. In a vacuum, Dez/Edelman/Boldin

        Think it’s close. D-Rich has a slightly better matchup, though. I’d give him a go.

  65. I like turtles says:
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    Ugh. Lost by 1.5 points thanks to the killer WR combo of the week: TY Hilton/ Roddy White….and that’s with Peyton/Peterson/V. Davis. I obviously hated week 1.

    Speaking of hating week 1, have Amendola in another league. As you can tell, I’m dealing with injuries (along with Vereen) and am thinking about putting up a big FAAB for Edelman.

    What do you think he’s worth with $200 FAAB? I was thinking about going as high as about $75 since I have Amendola. Could be somewhat of a handcuff? Also my bench WR’s leave a lot to be desired.

    Full ppr

    For reference, here’s what my team looked like last week:
    QB: Romo
    RB: CJ?K
    WR: Megatron
    RB/WR: Fitzy
    RB/WR: Amendola
    TE:V. Davis

    Bench:
    Gio Bernard
    Law Firm
    Shonn Greene
    Danny Woodhead
    Kenny Britt
    DeAndre Hopkins
    Robert Woods

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @I like turtles: I don’t handcuff receivers and in the end, Edelman’s role will decline when Gronk gets back. I’m not spending more then a weekly play on him ($10 maybe $15) in your FAAB setup.

      Nothing wrong with your upside plays on the bench. Just need to develop and they will over time. Hopkins/Woods have a good shot at producing this year.

  66. EK says:
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    Non-ppr:
    Shorts or C. Givens?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @EK: Cecil

  67. goodfold2 says:
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    i know you like PHI and CAR def this week. Which more? I dropped both CLE and IND (twice) in different spots for PHI, but could get CAR in both as well. I kept CIN in another spot.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2: Think CAR has the highest floor of the two, I’d lean there, but I have them close this week.

  68. Andy Luck says:
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    Choose 2 players to start this week: Sproles, Hilton, Edelman

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Andy Luck: Sproles/Edelman but it’s close. Think we see the coaches pull their heads out of their ass on Hilton this week.

  69. Jon says:
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    I’m probably going to end up streaming TEs unless it just makes more sense to stick with Fred Davis. For this week, Kellen Winslow or Zach Miller over Davis?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jon: Davis

  70. timmy riggins says:
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    hi, who do you like at flex, 12-team .5ppr: F-Jax, Alshon Jeffery or DeAndre Hopkins?
    different league: sproles or dwilson for non-ppr.

    Thank you

  71. Mike says:
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    Nicks or Wayne ROS?
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Nicks has the higher upside so Hakeem.

  72. Derrick says:
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    Cruz too much to give up for Ridley?

    Need a RB, just can’t figure out who to move Cruz for.

  73. Sky

    Sky says:
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    After a 3 touchdown game, I wouldn’t be trading for a guy who is having ball security issues and went into Bill’s dog house…

  74. John Olerud says:
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    Per comment above:

    Sorry for the confusion, the trade would be EITHER Decker or Mike Wallace AND Michael Floyd for VJax and any player of my choosing (which would likely be Woodhead or Patton).

    2 for 2

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @John Olerud: I found ya :) Amazing what happens when you step away from your desk for 45 minutes with these comments. Gotta go and do major searching to see what/if I missed anything.

  75. Ty says:
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    Sup Sky… Good info great title..
    I just dropped rams D for the panthers. Somebody dropped Ravens, should I scoop up or hold?

    Also, Trying to fill my RB2 and Flex position. PPR 1 point per. RB’s….. Mathews, J. Bell or Gio B
    Receivers M. Brown , T. Austin or Britt……. Thnx dude.. Oh btw that madden voucher for the Sunday ticket package works like a charm

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      I think we see an angry Ravens team this week. More of an emotional call, I like them more this week.

      RB2: Mathews

      Flex: Like Bell but probably smarter to go with Brown.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just caught the last part. Yeah, I found out PS3 didn’t carry it anymore and I don’t have Xbox so I lost out there. Thanks Sony!

  76. Mike says:
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    Lacy or steven Jax ROS
    Standard

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      S-Jax

  77. Zandy says:
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    drop cordaralle patterson or sudfeld for brandon bolden? No ppr

    Other rbs include helu, knile, dunbar, ronnie brown, woodhead

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sudfeld

  78. Hans says:
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    My team is
    Rodgers, Freeman
    Martin, Ivory, Vereen, Helu
    Marshall, Decker, Mike Williams, Edelman, Floyd
    Myers, Gronk

    We have to maintain certain positions which is why I have two TEs. Start 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1TE. What should look at moving to improve my second RB and for what level of player? Thanks as always.

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: Also, do I dare bench Decker for Edelman?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        If Amendola isn’t starting, there’s no reason not to in my book.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Try moving Edelman for a guy like DeAngelo, see if they bite? IDK, that’s a broad topic. With roster restrictions, you’re kinda stuck. Could try moving Rodgers for a big name if there’s enough QB depth available on waivers.

      • Hans says:
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        @Sky: Yea I’m kind of stuck bc it’s a 14 team league and we have to have two Qbs so the waiver is slim for quarterbacks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. You’re just gonna have to wait it out or you’re gonna thin yourself somewhere you don’t really want to. Everyone’s thin somewhere in a 14 team league. I still believe in Ivory.

  79. Dave says:
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    2 qb .5 PPR league trade – I give Weeden, D-Rich, Antonio Brown… He gives Carson Palmer, Lamar Miller, Bryce Brown. My other qb’s are Luck and Vick, I’m basically doing this in case of a Vick injury there’s no QB on the waiver wire and I don’t want my backup plan to be Brandon Weeden every week. Andmainly I believe Miller and Brown is a pretty good duo to get in a trade like this. I believe in Miller and I’m buying low on him. Already have AP, Lacy, Ridley so I can wait on Miller to break away from D-thomas I don’t have a big use for Drich or Brown anyways now. Thats why I like the offer he needs a better RB and hates Miller.

    What you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d do that if you don’t need Antonio at WR. Reasonable to me.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  80. DDT says:
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    Pick my WR3:

    Givens @ ATL or M. Floyd vs. DET?

    Thanx~

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Givens. Think we see a lot more from him this week.

  81. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Ppr start 2: MJD, Run DMC, David Wilson (yikes after last week), or Alfred Morris. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough…I’ll say MJD and Morris

  82. john says:
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    Love the laughs and the fantasy education Sky. Great blog.

    Hartline or M. Brown moving forward.

    • john says:
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      @john: non ppr

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Still Hartline

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Hartline for me.

  83. Steve says:
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    Gronk and lacy for cam newton and Steven jax?
    I get cam side
    Have Cameron and Julius Thomas

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Cam side

  84. Steve says:
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    Gronk and Garçon for cam and Brandon Marshall ?
    Not sure he will give up Marshall

  85. Eng says:
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    Sky! You still liking Ridley more than Wilson as an RB buy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like them both.

  86. poop says:
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    I have #1 ww claim and M.Ball was dropped for Moreno in my 10 teamer. Is Ball worth the #1 claim? I already have Lacy as a rook and I’d be dropping Patton for him – my team:

    Q: Kap
    R: T.Richardson
    R: McCoy
    W: Fitz
    W: Cobb
    W: T.Smith
    T: Olsen

    Bench: D.Richardson, Lacy, Givens, V.Brown, Blackmon, Patton

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not worth a #1 but would pick up if he clears waivers

  87. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I was just offered this deal:

    His – Reggie Bush for
    My – AJ Green

    I know AJ is a monster but with this squad what would you do:

    QB – Wilson
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Peter Waiter
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Graham
    W/R – D.Rich
    W/R/T – Decker
    BN – Romo
    BN – Hartline
    BN – Buc Williams
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Moreno
    BN – Gio

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

    I’m not sure I accept the deal, but it’s close. If I don’t accept, do I counter with him giving another decent WR (say a Steve Smith or an Antonio Brown) and me tossing in someone like Moreno?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d still stay AJ. He’s bordering on being a Megatron. Don’t give up on that unless you get a similar player caliber in return.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: that’s kind of what I was thinking. Do I even counter with anything? Dez for Bush? I could suffer the loss of a WR, even one as good as Dez, assuming Decker remembers to not T-Rex the ball, and I could pick up Gordon who’s still available.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s a risky play in my eyes but its reasonable if you can get Gordon…seriously how did you get Dez/AJ? That’s nuts

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: kept Dez and AJ wasn’t kept. I thought there was enough RBs to get back to me so I went with AJ with my first official pick after our keepers on the Megatron, Jr. assumption. Shallow 8 team league, too.

            • Sky

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              Ah, gotcha. Keeper leagues and auctions always make it hard to tell what the heck is goin on. Eight teams…yeah, I’ll take Bush there. Makes a lot of sense now. Have to maximize your roster slots weekly.

  88. Robert says:
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    for a flex spot this week: Moreno or Ivory?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Moreno until Jets pull their head out of their butts

  89. Ian says:
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    How would you rank Le’Veon Bell, Shane Vereen, and Jonathan Stewart for the rest of the season? Any of the three worth stashing at this point in a 12 team 0.5 PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bell/Vereen/Stew…Bell is for now

  90. niner says:
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    Nice article. Trying to work a trade for gronk before he gets back…

    The gronk owner is willing to package him with david Wilson… but he’d want Cameron and forte.

    Its a 1 point PPR league, 14 teams. Hesitant to give up forte. But I’ll be starting Gordon next week as my WR2 and I’m worried about starting two Browns every week.

    In your opinion, would the potential TE upgrade be enough to offset losing forte in a PPR league???

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks

      I’m not giving up Forte there. Cam should be solid moving forward as a primary weapon in CLE even when Gordon returns.

  91. JSchilling says:
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    Have a start ‘em sit ‘em situation here.

    WR1- Anquan Boldin
    WR2- Julian Edelman
    WR3- Eric Decker
    BN- T.y. Hilton
    BN- Leonard Hankerson

    I know it’s crazy but I’m considering sitting Boldin for Hilton, just because the 49ers are playing in Seattle, and I think Luck/Hilton could do some damage in Miami.

    Also, considering sitting Decker and starting Hankerson. I’m not giving up on Decker yet, but Hankerson had a great game against Philly, so I can only imagine how well he will be in Green Bay, and there is no guarantee that Decker won’t just flop again this week.
    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hankerson should stay on your bench; that game was all over the place and RG3 was throwing from behind all night. It was a mirage, don’t bite. The Hilton play is a nice gamble. I’d do it for the upside, personally.

  92. Swanny says:
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    Proposed Gore & Hopkins for DWils and James Jones 14 team ppr whatcha think? The team I proposed to also had the worst score last week hoping he takes it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it.

  93. Sheriff McRawDawg says:
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    Hey Sky –

    Would you fur-sure drop Da’rel Scott for Bolden (or maybe even Washington)? 20 team PPR league

    Chuch

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      20 team? Ooph, I’ll take Bolden there but he’s out this week. Let this weekend play out w/Scott to make sure of Scott’s use for now.

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