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Greetings Razzballer’s, before we run down the jammer crammer’s that could save your fantasy season, please join your humble-but-nonetheless-handsome Guru in the Fantasy Hot Tub Time Machine as we take a short spin through the space-time continuum back to the year 1962. *wavy lines wavy lines* What the hell’s going on here? Hey, look out for that iceberg! Oh, it’s 1912, my bad. I’m king of the world! *more wavy lines* I want to welcome you all to the King’s X Cocktail Bar in Oakland, California. Grab a Manhattan and watch as three Mad Men types – Raiders part-owner Wilfred “Bill” Winkenbach, Raiders “public relation” guy Bill Tunnell and reporter Scotty Stirling – create something that will frustrate and anger all of us for the next 50 years…Fantasy Football. Anytime you combine a wealthy owner with a private dick, a headline fabricator and a pitcher of Tom Collins’ “brilliant” ideas are bound to spring up. Thus, that’s how the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League turned into this frustrating game we devote more time and energy to than it actually deserves. Now raise a glass to Bill and the boys, lay a few sawbucks on the ’62 Packers and get your fanny perpendiculars back in the hot tub. *yet more wavy lines* It’s time to jam it or cram it.

Jam or Cram: Jake Locker, QB, Tennessee Titans

Availability: 94% Yahoo, 98% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 28.86 fantasy points. Locker completed 23-of-37 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown, and rushed five times for 68 yards and another score.

$$$ Value: $1, if you like just throwing your waiver cash around like Jacoby Jones on a party bus.

The Gist: Huge fantasy day for Locker, who was living in Bizarro World Sunday. In Locker’s first two games he failed to pass for even 150 yards. Locker’s 68 yards on the ground was a career high. Was there some sort of Face/Off type operation between Locker and Kaepernick I missed?

The X-File: Jake will be a hurt Locker after the Jets, Chiefs and Seahawks the next three Sunday’s. *BOOM*

Jam it or Cram it: Great game, way to channel your inner Jake “the snake” there, Locker. Anyone that tries to tell you that Locker has “officially arrived” may be high on bath salts and could try to eat your face. CRAM

 

Jam or Cram: Bilal Powell, RB, New York Jets

Availability: 54% Yahoo, 40% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 15.8 fantasy points. Powell rushed 27 times for 149 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Sunday’s win against the Bills.

$$$ Value: $5 could go a long way with this longshot.

The Gist: Through the first 3 weeks, Bilal is the 11th ranked running back in standard leagues and averaged 5.5 YPC last week. Bilal has the chance to be a top-15 back this week.

The X-File: With Chris Ivory now nursing his hammy, Powell is the main jetsetter.

Jam it or Cram it: Powell could be a low-end RB2/Flex add this week with plenty of upside. The Jets next opponent, the Titans, is not a cupcake, but they did give up 100 yards rushing last week to the dynamic duo of Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead. JAM

 

Jam or Cram: Brandon LaFell, WR, Carolina Panthers

Availability: 90% Yahoo, 98% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 17.30 fantasy points. LaFell caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns Sunday.

$$$ Value: $1 or 20 nickels, whatever you find in the couch cushions.

The Gist: LaFell has scored 0 points, 1.30 and 17.30 his last three weeks. Last year he had 44 catches and four TDs. The chemistry between Cam Newton and LaFell is not up to the Heisenberg standard.

The X-File: LaFell is Newton’s fourth option behind Steve Smith, Greg Olsen, DeAngelo Williams and running for his life.

Jam it or Cram it: There are fantasy owners that will run to waiver wire after seeing LaFell’s two touchdowns and trade their first born to pick him up. Don’t do that to your kids. If they’re bothering you just duct tape them to the ceiling fan, that’s called “hillbilly day care” where I’m from. Lafell is on a bye this week and might as well be the next, too. CRAM

 

Jam or Cram: Heath Miller, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers

Availability: 74% Yahoo, 93% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 3.50 fantasy points. Miller had three catches for 35 yards in his regular season debut Sunday night against the Bears.

$$$ Value: $1 is about all I will spend on a tight end or a stripper named Sweet Pea.

The Gist: Miller’s return to the Steeltown from a knee injury was greeted with cheers from Pittsburgh fans and yawns from the fantasy world. However, Big Ben has to throw it as the Steelers will be playing from behind a lot. Unless Stallworth and Swann are making a comeback, Heath will be targeted as long as he can walk.

The X-File: Miller is coming off a triple-ligament tear in his knee. The way the Steelers are playing, he probably wishes it had been a quadruple tear.

Jam it or Cram it: If you’re a Gronk owner or just playing tight end roulette, give big Heath a try against the Vikings on Sunday. Keep in mind the last three weeks I’ve suggested Zach Sudfeld, Kellen Winslow and Charles Clay. Where’d we park that hot tub? JAM

 

 

Jam or Cram: Indianapolis Colts Defense/Special Teams

Availability: 94% Yahoo, 97% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 11.0 fantasy points.

$$$ Value: $1. Don’t go spending on defense or kickers. Use your hard earned cash on better things like a good scotch and Swedish fish.

The Gist: Indianapolis held the 49ers to just seven points and 254 total yards, but 91 of those came on San Francisco’s only scoring drive. The Colts also forced two turnovers, had three sacks and held Colin Kaepernick to 150 yards passing.

The X-File: Indy gets the Jaguars Sunday. Hello? Where’d you go? Oh, you left to claim them now. Nice work, but please wait for the “jam” part.

Jam it or Cram it: Defensive streamers, here’s your match up of the week. Colts vs. Jaguars. MJD is hurting, Blaine Gabbert is returning and the whole fantasy world is salivating. JAM with extreme prejudice.

 

Thanks for hanging in the Fantasy Hot Tub Time Machine. Follow The Guru on Twitter @TheGuruGS  for the daily jam or cram, fantasy roster 411’s and other gooey shenanigans.

  1. Heraldo says:
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    In regards to Powell, how long should I continue roster Ivory?
    Has any kind of time table been established?
    Was thinking of swapping Ivory for Powell?

    • The Guru

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      Get rid of Ivory, he’s got a hamstring problem and Powell is the man now.

  2. Hans says:
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    JAM or CRAM … chiefs defense ROS?

    • The Guru

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      I’m not a set and forget it guy when it comes to defenses. I stream the best matchups each week. KC gets the Giants, Titans and Raiders next 3 games. Good not great.

      • Hans says:
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        @The Guru: Not able to stream as we have roster requirements. 14 team league, everyone has two defenses. So was trying to get ROS outlook.

        • The Guru

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          Oh, ok. I don’t see them as a top 25 D the rest of the way.

          • Hans says:
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            @The Guru: Not a top 25?! That seems steep, do you have reasoning?

            • The Guru

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              Ok, maybe I’m a little harsh there. My Andy Reid bias coming through. I’d rank them #20 Ros. They’re playing well now but 30th against the run. They still have 2 games against Denver, 2 vs SD and have the Texans and Colts. Their total defense rankings will fall. I’d rather have the Jets D or Carolina ROS.

  3. hooverviille says:
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    Hey Guru, can you Jam or Cram this trade? It’s in a .5pt PPR
    I gave Trent Richardson (keeper for 2 yrs) & Desean Jackson FOR Arian Foster & Dez Bryant.

    I think I’m in the minority in that I think the trade to Indy kinda hurt TRich’s value. I can see Bradshaw being the 3rd down back for his pass protection. And Bradshaw has been running really well so far this season, yea he’s injury prone but he has looked good.

    • The Guru

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      Trade looks fair to me, but I’d rather have T-Rich personally. But, I think in the end you will “win” the trade.

  4. fitz says:
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    Just received this juicy trade offer
    My DeAngelo Williams and MJD for DMC and Kendall Hunter…….

    • The Guru

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      Should work out for you.

      • fitz says:
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        @The Guru: You’d prefer McFadden and Hunter? McFadden looked horrible last night and Hunter doesn’t get any touches. I know MJD and DeAngelo aren’t exactly lighting it up but at least they’re starting.

        • The Guru

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          I think McFadden will have more points ROS than Williams and MJD at the end of the year. He had almost 12 points last night, Hunter had almost 8. Williams/MJD has 23 combined, so the trade is closer than you might think going forward.

          • fitz says:
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            @The Guru: man starting to see how fantasy football seems to involve the element of luck so much more so than baseball. I mean yeah DMC had 12 points last night but he looked bad doing it. Ran for less than a yard per carry and threw for a touchdown. Thank you for the advise sir

            • The Guru

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              Oh yes, luck for sure. 2 of the top 5 scorers last week were under 5% owned.

  5. Longotulo says:
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    Stash mcgahee or jstew? Or neither? i have room. Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Not very excited about either guy. I’d prefer stashing someone like Kniles Davis or Ellington or Bolden.

  6. EK says:
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    Would you trade Rice & Thompkins for D. Wilson, J. Bell and Nicks
    0-3 in a non-ppr

    • The Guru

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      A lot depends of the health of Bush and whether the G-men will rebound. At 0-3, its worth considering. Nicks is the best of the bunch and Bell is involved in the offense.

  7. Tim says:
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    Would u trade lacy and Julius Thomas for demarco Murray?
    I have Gronk and Cameron as well
    Thanks

    • The Guru

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      I would, then I’d light a candle and pray Murray stays healthy.

  8. Tim says:
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    Or trade Julius Thomas and Pierre garçon for Julio jones?
    Not sure he will go for that …
    Trying for upgrade
    He also has jordy Nelson….

    • The Guru

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      Without seeing your roster its hard to judge. Either trade looks good for you. Depends on needs.

  9. Eddie says:
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    Would you trade Gronk for Brandon Marshall? I don’t have anything at TE without Gronkowski, but my skill guys would line up Martin / R. Bush / Marshall / Dez / D. Jackson if I made the deal. That’s tasty and I can stream TE if need be.

    • The Guru

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      I’d do that deal. I’m hearing rumors out of NE that Gronk is still having trouble with that forearm.

      • Eddie says:
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        @The Guru: How about Gronk and Joique Bell for Marshall and Antonio Gates?

        • The Guru

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          Sure, that could work. Marshall is the best player in the deal, but if Bush is hurt it could be risky for you.

          • Eddie says:
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            @The Guru: Made the deal. Here’s hoping Bush holds up.

            • The Guru

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              *fingers crossed* Good luck.

  10. Timmy riggins says:
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    whats up, received an offer of DeSean Jackson and Kendall Wright for MY Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins. He also has Gronk, Martellus Bennett (both TEs clear upgrades to my Rudolph) David Wilson, and Cobb

    12-team .5PPR 3WR/2RB/Flex. 15 week season NO PLAYOFFS:
    RBs: DMartin, S.Ridley, F.Jax, L.Bell, I.Pead, K.Davis, Bolden
    WR: D.Thomas, M.Wallace, Antonio Brown, Hopkins, A.Jefferey

    What are your thoughts on the offer? Would you accept? Counter with Bennett included instead of Wright or reject?

    Thank you

    • The Guru

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      I have Jackson just ahead of Brown ROS and Hopkins will outplay Wright, so it’s kind of a lateral move really. Why not hold and stream a TE?

  11. Richie says:
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    I got offered Cam Newton and Owen Daniels for my Russell Wilson and Julius Thomas. I already have Jordan Cameron. Thoughts?

    • The Guru

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      Give me Cam for sure. Hit accept.

  12. weeklyheadache says:
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    start Gio Bernard or A Foster in standard league?

    • The Guru

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      Foster has a tough matchup this week, but I can’t sit him.

  13. Dave says:
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    Is Broyles a mustJAM/ must add lol? Its a .5 PPR and I only have Kenbrell Thompkins or Brandon Bolden to drop.

    • The Guru

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      With Burleson done, Broyles will be a most added this week. I’d take him over Bolden.

      • Dave says:
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        @The Guru: Even though I’m a Ridley owner I picked up Bolden yesterday after seeing his role and being so frustrated with Ridley. I was even thinking of starting him over Ridley this week.

        • Dave says:
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          @Dave: Thats supposed to be a question not a statement.. Like I should still drop Bolden even though I’m a Ridley owner?

          • The Guru

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            The NE backfield situation is as confusing as anyone’s. Ridley should be the guy, but Blount and Bolden have been stealing carries. I don’t see Bolden suddenly turning into Vereen but you never know. If you need a WR, I’d drop him.

            • Dave says:
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              @The Guru: Thanks Guru!

  14. Tim says:
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    Romo or Kap ROS?
    Is Kaepernick the ultimate buy low? Or concerned??

    • The Guru

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      I’d still go Kaep. Buy low while you can.

  15. CL says:
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    Thoughts on TEN DEF at home against Jets in lieu of INDY DEF this week?

    • The Guru

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      I’d expect them to be a top 5 D this week. JAM

  16. uncdrew says:
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    What does “JAM with extreme predjudice” mean exactly?

    A) extreme JAM
    B) JAM with caution
    C) JAM and then assassinate
    D) CRAM

    • uncdrew says:
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      @uncdrew:

      …in reference to the Colts DEF this week…

      • The Guru

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        Jam for the week, then stream someone else next week.

        • uncdrew says:
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          @The Guru:

          Gotcha, thanks. My league is so myopic that I’m able to plan 1.5 weeks in advance. I added the Colts last Thursday and people were all like “whaaaaa?” and then a week later they get it.

          • The Guru

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            Nice work and well played, sir.

  17. Brett says:
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    B bolden or Ellington in a ppr

    • The Guru

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      Good question, Brett. I’m leaning Ellington.

  18. Hans says:
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    Guru, Not sure if you get notified but please take a look at my response at the top if you could help me out! thanks

  19. FillyP says:
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    Love these articles for baseball, thanks for doing them for football too!

    What do you think about CJ2K for Welker? Am I underselling? My WR is pretty grim at the moment.. 12t PPR (0.5/rec)

    RB: Martin, Murray, CJ2K, D. Rich, Mendy
    WR: Roddy “Decoy” White, Nelson (BYE week), Edelman, Britt, Burleson.

    I’m going to shed Britt and Burleson – targeting Broyles, Wright, and/or Holmes. But my waiver order is pretty shitty. Any ideas how to improve my WR core? I also have J. Cook and Gronk coming back.

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold onto CJ2K. Murray will get hurt at some point. I’d try to flip Gronk for a top 10 WR like Marshall, Dez, Green, Cobb, Thomas, Jones. Might happen.

      • FillyP says:
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        @The Guru:

        Interesting take. You trust Cook for the rest of the season? I saw Gronk as a huge boost to my weak receiving corps. As long as he’s healthy, he’s bound to get plenty of looks on a young Pats offense.

        • The Guru

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          I’m hearing Gronk’s arm is not 100%. I still like Cook and I’m shopping Gronk for something good. But, as a Pats fan, I hope Gronk comes back big.

  20. Zandy says:
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    Drop ravens d for chiefs or titans?

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold.

  21. Tim says:
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    Would u trade Gronk and josh Gordon for Julio jones?
    I have Cameron and Thomas as backup TE
    Thx

    • The Guru

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      Can you do Gronk for Jones straight up?

  22. Eddie says:
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    Another question for you, Guru. Who do you like better long term? And for week 5? Andre Ellington or Jason Snelling? I will not need a RB fill in this week but I’ve got Martin on the bye in Week 5. I’ve currently got BJGE, McGahee and Ellington on my bench, trying to prioritize my waiver claims.

    • The Guru

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      Leaning Snelling here slightly. Curious to see what happens with Ellington this week, though.

      • Eddie says:
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        @The Guru: Feel the same about Pead?

        • The Guru

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          Pead has tough week ahead, but I like the Jax matchup week 5 for sure.

          • Eddie says:
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            @The Guru: Many thanks, Guru. This is a fun column.

            • The Guru

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              No prob, Eddie. Anytime. Give me a follow on Twitter – TheGuruGS. I’m always around to answer questions that op up.

              • Eddie says:
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                @The Guru: It’s the least I can do. Use a different twitter username so I’ll identify myself when I follow you.

  23. Zandy says:
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    Would you send witten and Sproles for Wilson and graham? Standard league

    • The Guru

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      If you plan on starting Wilson, no. Otherwise, yes.

  24. Kyle says:
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    Would you trade Dez Bryant and Steven Ridley (and maybe adding James Jones), for CJ Spiller and Reggie Wayne (and Vernon Davis if James Jones is included). I have Cameron as my TE along with Mike Wallace and Marques Colson for Receivers. Next year, CJ Spiller is a 7th round keeper and I am currently 0-3… Hurting at RB with Jackson out til Week 7. Have Jaquizz and Le’veon Bell as RB

  25. fitz says:
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    Hi Guru, what are your thoughts on this?
    Dez/DeAngelo/MJD for Garcon/Lacy/McFadden

    Thanks as always!

    • The Guru

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      I’d want the Dez side.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @fitz: unless and even with lacy becoming starter AND d.williams losing a bit when daily show returns i’d still want dez side. without both of those things, dez side by a landslide.

  26. Heraldo says:
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    Thoughts on this trade:
    Calvin Johnson/Bernard Pierce for Dez Bryant and C.J. Spiller?

    Thanks.

    • The Guru

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      I’d want Dez and Spiller. They will combine for more points ROS.

  27. SweatyDangle says:
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    How do you feel about trading high on Josh Gordon to get Eddie Lacy? My RB’s are Alf, T-rich, and L. Miller, Tate. WR’s are Roddy white, edelman, A. Brown, M. Wallace.

    • The Guru

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      The concussion makes me a bit nervous, but I like the way your thinking. Signs point to him being ready week 5.

  28. Josh says:
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    Is it too early to start Trading Ridley? I have Deckr as my WR1 and Edelman as my WR2…Someone offered me Reggie Wayne for Ridely straight up. I’m loaded at RB. Should I strike up a deal with him? Or aim for higher value for Ridely.

    Thanks Guru

    • The Guru

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      I’d try to aim higher, but Wayne might be the best you get. If you’re “loaded” at RB, this could make real sense for you.

  29. Brett says:
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    B bolden or helu in a PPR?

    • The Guru

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      Bolden.

  30. NPI says:
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    I am in a standard league with 2 Rbs, 3 Wrs, and a flex

    My RBs r Chris Johnson, CJ Spiller, Fred Jackson, Knowshon Moreno, and Pead
    WRs- Stevie Johnson, Josh Gordon, Ty Hilton, R Cobb (bye), and Antonio Brown
    TE’s- Gronk and Pettigrew

    What RBs, WRs should I play? Is Gronk going to play this week? or should I drop Pettigrew for a better TE? Zach Miller, Garret Graham, Kellen Winslow, Joseph Fauria, and Brent Celek are some available TEs. Snelling and Bolden are also on the waiver list–should I drop a RB to pick one of them up?

    • The Guru

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      Johnson is a go, Spiller has a tough test but if he’s healthy I’d play him.

      I’d start Stevie Johnson, Gordon and Antonio Brown. I’d say Fred Jackson at the flex, but why do you have so many Bills? Would hate to start 3 of them and then get shutout by the Ravens. Go with Moreno.

      Gronk is still uncertain. From what I’m hearing is he’s not 100% from the forearm surgery. Keep an eye on the injury report. Drop Pettigrew for Heath Miller or Charles Clay.

  31. bryan says:
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    2 questions…I have the top waiver claim this week, Is Bolden worth it or just keep it and see what’s available next week Non ppr..I have David Wilson or Roddy White as flex options. (Play Wilson?)

    Also Vick or Luck this week?

    • The Guru

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      Liking Vick this week. Try to trade one of those QBs.

      I’d prefer using the waiver on a Powell, Pierce, Rodgers, F-Jax or Joique Bell if they are available. White still looks gimpy and Wilson just looks lost.

      • Web says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks…Ya all the guys you mentioned were drafted, so its basically Broyles and Bolden. Neither of which im dying for.

        • The Guru

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          I hear ya. I’m leaning Bolden. He’s taken over that Woodhead/Vereen role in NE.

          • bryan says:
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            @The Guru: So you would use the #1 claim on Bolden and not save it going forward and flex him this week? I was leaning saving it and starting Wilson and praying.

            • The Guru

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              Sorry, forgot about your flex/ waiver problem. Hold your waiver and try Wilson again. At least he didnt have negative points last week. Maybe he gets 9 points this week.

              • Web says:
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                @The Guru: Ok….Im with ya..thanks for taking the time.

                • The Guru

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                  No prob, Web. Thanks for razzballin’.

  32. gobiggreen says:
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    Broyles over Randle ROS? Standard league. I’m still waiting for the inevitable Nicks injury that puts him out for the rest of the season but Broyles could really benefit from being across from Megatron. And frankly, Eli can’t throw the ball if he can’t stand up. I’m leaning towards Broyles I think.

    • The Guru

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      I’m with you on the Nicks watch and the Broyles pick up.

  33. J-FOH says:
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    I’m so glad you are writing on the football side this year, I was going to miss my weekly Jam and Cram…Ok this is getting a little gay, not that there is anything wrong with that. What do you think of Niners backfield situation, it looks messy and weird and I don’t know what they are going to do

    • The Guru

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      Thanks, Jack, enjoyed reading your blog this week. Welcome to the team, let’s wear matching Oilers throwbacks!

      Ugh, the 9ers. I hear ya man. I’m expecting a lot of work from Gore this week, but it could be the scotch talking. Still, I’m rolling with him.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @The Guru: OK, but I get Earl Campbell, my brother had his football when we were kids

        • The Guru

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          I’m Dan Pastorini!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @The Guru: mmmhhh, Pastrami sounds delicious right about now

            • The Guru

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              or Ken Burrough…I’m a double zero.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @The Guru: you’re that skinny?

                • The Guru

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                  No, I’m that much of a loser. *throws self in front of bus*

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @The Guru: there’s no buses in Maine, a herd of Moose I would believe but there is no way I believe a bus at 11:30 at night

                    • The Guru

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                      By bus I mean John Deere tractor pulling a trailer full of bears.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @The Guru: thats more like it

  34. Paz says:
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    any of these guys: marlon brown, Willis Mcgahee, Jacquizz Rodgers

    worth dropping for the likes of Santonio Holmes, Rod Streater, Brandon Bolden or Andre Ellington?

    • The Guru

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      I like Bolden over McGahee.

      • Paz says:
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        @The Guru: thanks guru!

        • The Guru

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          No prob. Might consider Holmes over Brown, too.

  35. Frank says:
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    Need of a WR in a 12tm full PPR and have good RB depth – McCoy, C Johnson, Sproles, Powell, Joique, McGahee. WRs – Amendola, Hilton, Shorts, Givens. Have 2 owners biting – one has Antonio Brown and Garcon the other has Marshall, Cruz, and Jordy. From talks I’ve had, I may be able to get Brown, Garcon, or Cruz for Powell and a WR. That’s obviously ideal as I’ll get to keep my top 3 RBs. Who should I shoot for? I’m thinking Cruz but the way Giants looked this week has me a little concerned.

    • The Guru

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      I agree that Cruz should be the target. The Giants can’t stay this terrible.

      • Frank says:
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        @The Guru: thanks!

        • The Guru

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          Sure, good luck, Frank.

  36. WhoDatNation says:
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    Hey Guru,

    I’m thinking about dropping Ryan Matthews and adding Stephen Hill to my lineup, with Geno Smith getting into a grove i’m thinking he can really do some damage this yea Ryan Matthews isn’t getting any touchdowns because of the lack of trust from his coach. Any Suggestions would help, thanks!

    Team: QB: Drew Brees, RB Chris Johnson, RB Frank Gore, WR Brandon Marshall, WR Victor Cruz, WR Josh Gordon, TE Jason Witten, K Garrett Hartley, DEF N.O

    Bench: RB Deangelo Williams, RB Ryan Matthews, WR Steve Smith, WR Golden Tate, WR Malcom FLoyd, TE Julius Thomas

    Pending Trades: Ryan Matthews for Stephen Hill and New Orleans Def for Dallas/Ravens

  37. WhoDatNation says:
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    @The Guru

    Correction Bench: Michael Floyd not Malcom Floyd.

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold Mathews or trade for something better than you can find on the waiver wire. Ravens def would be a good trade I guess. I usually stream there. Also see if you can trade J Thomas to someone for something useful. You don’t need 2 TE’s.

      • WhoDatNation says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks a lot I am pending Trade Offers for Julius Thomas now. Do you think I have any players worth dropping for Stephen Hill, Santonio Holmes is still available also but I think he’s more of a risk?

        *Also I meant Colts or Ravens Def this week not Cowboys.

        Thanks again for the help

        • The Guru

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          I’d want the Indy D. Tate for Hill.

          • WhoDatNation says:
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            @The Guru:

            Awesome thanks!

  38. mcBlunty says:
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    trade offer full ppr league, I am getting Moreno and have to give up Britt

    • The Guru

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      Whatever you can get for Britt is a steal for you.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: anybody willing to give up pretty much anything for britt is str up retarded.

  39. Velocity_X says:
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    The Texans DST has been very disappointing so far. With tough matchups coming up (Seahawks & 49ers), should I drop them for KC, or stick with them?

    Alternatively, I could keep the Texans and pick up KC by dropping someone else (Michael Bush). This has been the weakest part of my team thus far and I am conflicted. Thanks for the help.

    Thanks for the help.

    • The Guru

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      Not a fan of having 2 defenses on the roster, but Bush is a def drop.

  40. HWY68 says:
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    Hey Guru –

    Stream Rams defense against a decimated 49ers team on Thursday Night Football?

    • The Guru

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      I can see that. They’re a top 10 D this week. I’d rather have Cincy or Indy, though.

  41. Web says:
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    Jets or Titans D this week?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Titans

  42. JohnRamboJr says:
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    Any thoughts on Fred Jackson and Spilllers injury. Wait to buy or jump in now?

    • The Guru

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      Bills have a tough matchup against the Ravens D this week. You might be able to buy low on Spiller though or stash Jackson for a future game.

  43. Chicken Dinner says:
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    What do you think?

    Kaep/Calvin
    or
    RGIII/Gordon

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Kaep side

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: invite me to a league where somebody is willing to give up best WR in the land for this little of a loss. RG3 and Gordon by itself might not be enough for Calvin. Kaep is also better than RG3 so you’d be getting the 2 best players in the same deal. In fact this trade almost looks collusive. Or trade rape.

  44. Mark says:
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    Broyles worth using #1 waiver priority in 12 team 0.5ppr league? Have Cobb, Decker, Stevie, Hartline, but start 3 (4 if I put a WR in flex) so could definitely use the depth. Not sure if this is as good as it’ll get with that waiver priority or hold off for something better?

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold off for not. Your WR group is pretty good.

      • Mark says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks for stopping me from doing something stupid. I am getting sick of sitting on this waiver priority though.

        • The Guru

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          still early

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @The Guru: don’t be sick, be filled with hope, fear and ignorance.

  45. RJ says:
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    Hi, just was offered Ridley and Nicks for G. Bernard str8 up. Do I pull the trigger or hold? Ridley would not be starting for me.

    • The Guru

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      Hit accept now before they sober up.

  46. the imp says:
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    Dropping Pierce for Powell (PPR) is close or not close for you? Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      close, but I want Pierce

  47. Mark says:
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    Drop Hartline or 60 minutes for Blackmon or Powell?

    • The Guru

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      I’d hold.

  48. Percy Whipped says:
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    I send H. Nicks for G. Bernard?

    12 team standard, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex.

    Good deal?

    Current RBs: Spiller, Lacy, D. Richardson, B. Pierce, and B. Tate

    Current WRs: Dez, Fitzgerald, Nicks, Hopkins.

    Normally I wouldn’t even consider this, but with my top 3 backs currently injured and lacking in the production area, I feel as if I need to add someone now and maybe trade one off later. Fitz and Dez are starts every week, Hopkins has potential, and I should be getting Broyles off the wire.

    Any input is appreciated.

    • The Guru

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      I think you could better. But I understand your situation. I’d hold for now.

      • Percy Whipped says:
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        @The Guru:

        Thanks, enjoyed the column as always.

        • The Guru

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          Thanks, Percy. Good luck

  49. isaacvandamme says:
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    Giovani Bernard over CJ Spiller: jam or cram?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      I want Spiller.

      • isaacvandamme says:
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        @The Guru: even up against that BAL D? They aren’t elite but they’ve been stopping the run. And he’s hurt? I’m not questioning, it’s just for being my #1 pick…he’s already been surpassed in points by Bernard.

        • The Guru

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          Could be a tough week with the injury watch on. But if I drafted him that high I’m going to play him, especially if its a ppr league.

  50. Sevenindabox says:
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    Better pick up. Mike Goodson or CJ Anderson?

    • The Guru

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      OJ Anderson.

      Seriously, going that deep its a coin flip. Goodson is out this week so CJ, I guess.

      • Sevenindabox says:
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        @The Guru: league is so deep and savvy that’s I need to be one week faster than the next guy otherwise I lose them to waivers. Example brandan bolden.

  51. Captain Kirk says:
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    @The Guru:

    0.5 ppr league: with QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, Flex as positions

    My WRs are: Calvin Johnson, Eric Decker, DeAndre Hopkins, & Stephen Hill

    I was proposed this trade straight up:

    Cecil Shorts for my DeAndre Hopkins

    Would you do this trade based on ROS? or is it a wash?

    • The Guru

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      It’s a lateral move, really. I’d keep the guy with the better qb and obviously thats Hopkins.

  52. Hans says:
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    Thanks for the post.

    Who would you pickup for Cam’s bye week? QB

    I currently have Tannehill @ NO

    Waivers are
    Ben Roeth @ Min
    Alex Smith vs NYG
    EJ vs Bal
    Pryor vs Was

    • The Guru

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      Pryor’s concussion has me worried or he’d be the choice. Go with Smith.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: only good news about both pryor and tannehill either being open or already owned is that pryor plays before tannehill (mon). so by midday sun if pryor is playing you can go out and get him, but if not one could just stick with tannehill.

  53. Chris says:
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    Hello Guru,

    Please help with who to start:

    One of:
    Matt Ryan vs NE
    Andrew Luck vs JAX

    One of:
    Fred Jackson vs BAL
    Green-Ellis vs CLE
    Jacquizz Rodgers vs NE

    One of:
    Larry Fitzgerald vs TB (Revis)
    Miles Austin vs SD

    Many thanks,
    Chris

    • The Guru

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      Ryan, Rodgers and Fitz.

      Good luck this week.

  54. WhoDatNation says:
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    Who should I start at WR3 and for my Flex Position?

    WR’s FLEX
    T. Y. Hilton Julius Thomas
    Josh Gordon Ryan Matthews
    Michael Floyd <—–Any Receiver listed to left
    Stephen Hill

    • The Guru

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      I like Mathews and Gordon from this bunch.

      • WhoDat Nation says:
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        @The Guru:

        Ryan Matthews or Bilal Powell

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Liking Powell.

  55. Dave says:
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    Cleveland D or St. Louis D?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      About the same rank this week. Guess I’d lean CLE. Anything better on the wire? KC, BAL, INDY?

  56. Shake N Bacon says:
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    I do like me some Swedish Fish! Now I’m salivating…

    In a .5PPR league, I am thinking about starting Sproles over Noshow Moreno this week. Moreno lost me my matchup last week. All I needed was 10 points total. I got 4!

    Anyways, you liking Sproles over Moreno in a .5PPR?

    You mention scotch…but living in Maine, where’s the coffee brandy at? #1 purchased Liquour in Maine, 100 years and running.

    • The Guru

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      Coffee Brandy = Bitch Whiskey. Not a fan.

      Moreno hurt me last week also, lost a game by less than a point. Now he’s dead to me. Going Sproles in any PPR League I’m in.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @The Guru: last week i won by.55 with moreno, while benching pierce’s extra 10 or so pts. was worried at start of 2nd half. That must’ve been the ugliest 4th quarter ever for you, just watching all the garbage time go to hillman and ball.

  57. jrock says:
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    Hi Guru,

    Having trouble deciding what TE to start this week, can you help me out and maybe explain why?

    Julius Thomas @ Eagles or Jason Witten @ Chargers.

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