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Week 2 of the NFL season was like a visit to Bizarro World in the old Superman comics or, for those not comically inclined, the Seinfeld episode where Elaine meets Bizarro Jerry. She had man hands! Those not familiar with the term please note what the scholarly website Uncyclopedia says: “Bizarro World is a situation or setting which is weirdly inverted or opposite of expectations.” In Bizarro World, Bizarro Budweiser tastes like Heineken, Bizarro KFC is made from real live chickens and Bizarro Tim Tebow is a right-handed-pot smoking-antichrist that actually completes passes. What in the name of Lex Luther occurred in our Bizarro Fantasy Football World last week? Philip Rivers played like a de-bearded Dan Fouts, Eddie Royal was catching passes like a goggleless John Jefferson and James Starks morphed into Paul Hornung on a hot streak. If you suffered through an unearthly Sunday, you’re not alone. Half of the top 6 fantasy scorers last week are less than 50% owned across most leagues. If you were one of the 2% that started Charles Clay on Sunday, I surrender my turban to you. Maybe you should be writing this, Bizarro Guru. It’s time to jam it or cram it.

Jam or Cram: Alex Smith, QB, Kansas City Chiefs

Availability: 62% Yahoo, 82% ESPN

Stat Me Up: Smith completed 21-of-36 passes for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also picked up 57 yards running. Smith is Bizarro RGIII.

$$$ Value: $2. I’m greedy with my fantasy bucks and prefer to spend my dollars in the office vending machine. Mmmm…pizza flavored Combos.

The Gist: Whether you’re desperate for a quarterback or are in a two-QB league, Alex Smith may be a better option than at first glance. Through the first two games, Smith is 42-70 for 396 yards, 4 TD’s and no turnovers.

The X-File: Smith is averaging just 5.7 yards per attempt this season. Andy Reid offenses can be best described as the dink and the dunk. That’s also how my mother refers to my brother and I.

Jam it or Cram it: Maybe it’s the dreamy matchup against Philly and its weak secondary Thursday night, maybe it’s Andy Reid’s big red sweater, but Smith is worth a serious look this week. I’m not ready to make him a QB1 yet, but them Eagles looks tasty and any good American knows eagles taste just like dolphin. JAM

 

Jam or Cram: James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers

Availability: 89% Yahoo, 82% ESPN

Stat Me Up: Starks rolled for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He also chipped in 44 yards on 5 receptions

$$$ Value: $2. If Starks is the primary back next week, his value will go up a bit. If Eddie Lacy is locked in a dark room with a drool cup until Christmas, Starks value sky rockets.

The Gist: After taking over for the concussed Lacy, Starks became the first Packer to run for over a 100 yards in 44 games. With just one big game under his belt, Starks will likely, maybe, perhaps, no one is really sure, get another starting chance when the Packers travel to Cincinnati Sunday.

The X-File: Starks totaled just 255 yards all of last season.

Jam it or Cram it: Green Bay has a relatively tough matchup next week against the Cincinnati Bengals, followed by a bye week. Unless Lacy is wandering around Green Bay thinking he’s Curly Lambeau, he should be back by Week 5. CRAM

 

Jam or Cram: Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego Chargers

Availability: 79% Yahoo, 86% ESPN

Stat Me Up: Royal caught seven passes on eight targets for 90 yards with three touchdowns.

$$$ Value: $3. If you own Roddy White, Danny Amendola or Larry Fitzgerald, it may be worth a couple bucks to grab Royal.

The Gist: Eddie Royal and QB Philip Rivers have been providing some electricity there in Chargerland. Through two games Royal has 10 catches on 14 targets for 110 yards and 5 TD’s.

The X-File: After two weeks, Royal has already matched his career high in touchdowns.

Jam it or Cram it: Obviously Royal is not going to keep up this touchdown pace, but the Chargers get the Titans this week. Tennessee gave up over 300 yards through the air to Matt Schaub on Sunday. Play your cards right and you could be holding a royal flush. JAM

 

Jam or Cram: Charles Clay, TE, Miami Dolphins

Availability: 97% Yahoo, 99% ESPN

Stat Me Up: Clay had five catches on seven targets for 109 receiving yards and also had a goal-line carry, scoring a one-yard touchdown.

$$$ Value: $1. One good game = one good dollar.

The Gist: Clay is some sort of H-back who is starting at tight end because of the season-ending injury to Dustin Keller. Clay may not snag five passes a game every week, but he’ll be a consistent red-zone target moving forward.

The X-File: Clay and the ‘Fins get Atlanta Sunday. The Falcons gave up over 350 yards passing to the Cardinals last week.

Jam it or Cram it: Hurting at tight end, Clay may be the answer. I wouldn’t waste any hard earned $$$ on him, but he’ll be out there as a free agent soon enough if you’re truly desperate. My recent luck with tight ends – Zach Sudfeld, Kellen Winslow – has not been good. Do the opposite of whatever I say. CRAM

 

Jam or Cram: Tennessee Titans Defense/Special Teams

Availability: 79% Yahoo, 81% ESPN

Stat Me Up: 24 fantasy points in two games.

$$$ Value: $1. Don’t spend cash on defense or kickers. Spend it on much more valuable things like scotch and cigars.

The Gist: Through the first two games this year the Tennessee D is ranked No.6 in the league.

The X-File: The Titans have outscored San Fran, Chicago and Baltimore defenses so far this season.

Jam it or Cram it: Don’t snooze on the Titans’ defense. There’s points to be had here. Tennessee has given up 35 points, has seven sacks and three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a touchdown in two games. They get the high flying Chargers and turnover prone Philip Rivers this week. Music City is worth a listen. JAM

 

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  1. the imp says:
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    Have a short bench in a 12 team league and trying to figure out how to play the wire this week.
    My PPR 1Q/2R/3W/no flex is:
    Vick/RG3
    Forte/Foster/Bradshaw
    Cobb/Amendola(inj)/Nicks/Gordon/MBrown
    Celek

    In general I’d like to drop my WR5 to have RB4 depth again, but I might need to reverse for a WR5 again if ‘Dola is still hurt when Cobb is on his week 4 bye. Given that, how would you rank these moves (waivers reset each week by reverse records and my other RBs are Forte, Foster, and Bradshaw):

    1. MBrown for Mendenhall
    2. MBrown for Pierce
    3. Hold
    4. MBrown for Starks
    5. MBrown for Hopkins (they are very close to me, but interested in your take)

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Hey Imp, interesting options. I like options 2 and 5. My confidence in Mendenhall is low, Pierce is a nice back up plan and will get more touches, Starks may play, he may not depending on Lacy and Hopkins looks legit.

      I’d also look to trade one of those QB’s. Vick’s stock is real high right now and no way he stays healthy all year. Think about it.

      • the imp says:
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        @The Guru: Yeah, I keep harassing Sky with my questions about what to accept in a trade with Vick. LOL.
        How good of an RB would you accept in return for Vick? Would you only accept Graham or are there other TEs you’d accept?
        Sky’s advice has been to look Graham/RB1/top15 receiver…but I haven’t gotten bites on the feelers I’ve sent at that level.

        • The Guru

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          Graham would be ideal or you could roll the dice and make a play on Gronk. Could pay off big.

          • the imp says:
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            Are you looking to trade RG3 for a lesser TE (he is high right now too given his garbage time pad?) or are you more worried about the Vick injury as the ticking timebomb?

            • The Guru

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              Given a choice I’d look to move Vick while his stock is up. No way he plays the whole season. For RG3 I would want a top RB or WR or Graham.

              • the imp says:
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                @The Guru: Thanks. Appreciate it.

                • The Guru

                  The Guru says:
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                  No prob, good luck.

                  • the imp says:
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                    @The Guru: Morning Guru, the Graham owner almost bit for Vick straight up commenting he was tempted until he secured Rivers off the wire.
                    Is it overpaying to follow up with a sweetened trade (a 2:2 with me giving up a slightly better RB or WR in exchange—he needs help with both) or would you wait for another weekend to see if Rivers tanks and reopen the 1:1?

                    • The Guru

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                      Depends on who you’re offering. What’s your plan?

    • @the imp: Count Dola out. Even if he’s good to go for week 4, Bellicheater will never clue you in, in time.

      • The Guru

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        I don’t think we’ll see Amendola until November.

        • the imp says:
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          @The Guru: Dislike that prediction, but given that I owned Jennings last year, it would be a familiar story.

  2. Zandy says:
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    Have to setup waivers for tonight, sounds like sjax is out 2-4 weeks, lacy out two weeks (one is a bye) and mjd is questionable. Who are the best Ros non ppr stashes

    Starks, todman, forsett, Donald brown, jacquizz and Snelling
    Kendal hunter, Woodhead, bolden, Ellington,

    • The Guru

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      Starks is probably the play this week. Danny Woodhead is a sneaky play as well. I’m guessing Moreno, Tate, Fred Jackson and Joquie Bell are gone?

      • Zandy says:
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        @The Guru: yep all gone. What about Ros to hold on my bench? Backing up Sproles and Lamar miller

        • The Guru

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          Snelling worth a pick up. Also Daniel Thomas and Pierre Thomas have value. A sneaky play is J Charles back up in KC – Knile Davis.

  3. Mike says:
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    Jets,pats,or vikings DST this week???

    • The Guru

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      Can’t go wrong with any of them. I’m rolling the Pats out there this week. I expect turnovers and a defensive TD.

  4. CL says:
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    I just dropped Andre Roberts for Marlon Brown in my 12 team PPR league. You dig?

    Also, since SJax is out for a bit (WTF?) do you think I’m OK with a combination of Joique Bell, Knowshon Moreno, and Woodhead filling in for him? Or do I need to resort to more drastic measures? The hot pick-ups du jour are / were long gone.

    • The Guru

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      That is probably the 3 back ups I would have suggested. Giovani Bernard is prob long gone.

      Marlon Brown and Eddie Royal are getting a lot of love this week. I’d prefer Royal right now. Robert Woods in Buffalo is also one to consider in deep leagues.

      • CL says:
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        @The Guru: Cool. Snelling is there actually, but I’d probably go with the other for now. Royal is gone.

        Thanks.

        • The Guru

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          Cool, good luck. With all the injuries, the waiver wire cupboard is getting bare.

  5. Goose says:
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    Would you drop Cutler for Alex Smith?

    They have pretty comparable total points so far, and just looking at who’s gonna be a nice upside-y back-up to run-heavy-offense-mired Russ Wilson.

    Their next five weeks:

    Cutler – @PIT, @DET, NO, NYG, @WAS
    Smith – @PHI, NYG, @TEN, OAK, HOU
    (Wilson – JAX, @HOU, @IND, TEN, @ARI)

    • The Guru

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      I would take Smith over Cutler. Sounds strange, but he’s working in Reids offense and he doesnt turn the ball over. Wilson would still be my pick most weeks, though.

  6. Would you drop Romosexual for A. Smith?

    • The Guru

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      Ha ha, I’m not ready to drop Romo yet. I have him just outside the top 10 this week,

      • @The Guru: So, who should I start, RGIII, or Romosex?

        • The Guru

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          I’ll take RGIII. He’s proven that even if the ‘Skins are down he’ll put up numbers.

  7. Moose Out Front says:
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    So you’re saying NOT to burn the #1 waiver priority on this Starks fella. I didn’t feel great about it anyway so I will follow your lead.

    Any RB trade suggestions for unloading Gore? D Rich too low? Bradshaw? Go for a WR and roll that in my flex? (probably get the most value out of flipping him for WR.)

    • The Guru

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      Starks may have a good week this week, but beyond that I’m not seeing it. No love for the big slow Gore? Glad I stayed away from him. His stock may be too low to get anything of value right now. But his matchup at Indy this week is a good one. If he puts up numbers this week he’ll be primed to flip to someone that owns S-Jax for a top 15 WR maybe.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @The Guru: How about Gore and Gordon for Cruz. Cruz owner shallow at RB. Thanks for your insights. Gore was certainly a mistake.

        • The Guru

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          Depending on who your other RB’s are that looks fair, especially in ppr with Cruz at the flex.

          • You might be able to land L. Miller for Gore. His ceiling is higher, esp. in PPR.

            • and, I’d go for Bradshaw before D-Rich and prey for health.

              • The Guru

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                Giovanni Bernard would be a nice target as well.

  8. Ron says:
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    With S. Jax hurt which one player gets the call for my RB/WR Flex spot?

    Gio vs GB
    Mathews at TEN
    D. Rich at DAL
    Gordon at MIN
    M. Austin vs STL (I am starting Dez)
    Hartline vs. ATL
    M. Brown vs. HOU

    • The Guru

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      Roll with Rich in big D.

  9. DP says:
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    I’m dropping Vincent Brown for either Deandre Hopkins or Marlon Brown, which one do you think is better rest of the way? Also do you think it’s worth dropping Mike Will or Shorts for either in another league?

    Now for RB’s. Do you think Bolden has any value in the Pat’s attack or should I get rid of him for Andre Ellington?

    • The Guru

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      I really Like what I’m seeing out of Hopkins, but the concussion issues have me concerned. Probably will lean Brown for now. I’m not ready to give up on Shorts just yet. Williams can go.

      You never know with the Pats and their roster situations. Ellington doesnt excite me much. Bell, Snelling, Woodhead are better pickups if available.

      • DP says:
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        @The Guru:

        I already own Bell, have a claim in for Woodhead, but he probably won’t make it to me in the claim order. I appreciate the input.

        • The Guru

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          No prob, DP. Kniles Davis is a guy I’ve stashed in a few deep leagues.

  10. Snarf says:
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    Jets, Pats, or Titans D this week?

    • The Guru

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      I’m rolling with the Pats again this week.

  11. Mark says:
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    I’ve got Kap & Vick as QB’s, but am thin at WR with Dez Bryant as my only regulary weekly starter. Would you consider trading Vick & perhaps TY Hilton or Cecil Shorts for another WR like Demarious Thomas?

    • The Guru

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      Trade Vick. There’s no need for 2 QB’s. You should be able to get a top 15 WR.

  12. Random Collmenter says:
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    1. Would you trade Bernard Pierce for Daryl Richardson straight up?

    2. If I acquire Richardson, I’m going to trade Julius Thomas for Pead plus Edelman. You like that deal?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      Yeah, I’m liking that deal. Go for it.

  13. Random Collmenter says:
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    Standard scoring btw

  14. Zar says:
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    So I just lost SJax. On my bench I have Sproles, D Wilson, and Lamar Miller. James Starks and Knowshon are available on waivers. Who should I be looking at starting for this week?

    • The Guru

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      Sproles is the start, especially in PPR leagues. Moreno would be a good play as well in standard leagues. Wilson is dead to me.

      • Zar says:
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        @The Guru: sproles over miller non PPR? Sorry I forgot to say.

        • The Guru

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          Call me crazy, but I’m starting Sproles over Miller.

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @The Guru: me too

  15. Big Ben 45 says:
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    Drop Pittsburgh D for Tennessee? Thanks.

    • The Guru

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      Yes, do that now.

  16. Matticus says:
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    Sky, can I get your opinion about two trades that I’m close to finalizing:

    1. Larry Fitz + Bilal Powell (me) to get Dez Bryant
    2. Gio + Miles Austin (me) to get CJ?K

    Please let me know if these don’t make sense. These are non-ppr.
    The whole team is R. Wilson, TRich, D Wilson, Gio Bernard, L Miller, Bilal Powell, Fitz, J Nelson, M Austin, K Britt, Julius Thomas

    • The Guru

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      I’m not Sky, but we often coordinate our wardrobes. However, trade away.

      • Matticus says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks, will try to seal the deal. Appreciate the advice

  17. fitz says:
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    Should I look to unload MJD?
    In a PPR do you think I should/could trade him for any of CJ2K, D. Wilson or D. Murray?

    • The Guru

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      CJ2K or Murray I suppose. I’d think MJD’s value might be at an all-time low right now. Maybe you could get Ridley for him from a frustrated owner.

      • fitz says:
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        @The Guru: Do you think I’d be wise to hold on MJD? And do you prefer Ridley over Chris Johnson?

        Thanks!

        • The Guru

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          Doesn’t look good for MJD, but you might be stuck with him. Ridley and Johnson are a toss up. CJ2K probably ranked slightly ahead ROS.

          Go Sox!

          • fitz says:
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            @The Guru: Thanks sir and yep. Going to dollar beard night tomorrow. Gimmicky? Yes, but tickets for a buck is sweet. Wonder how dreadful the lines will be.

            • The Guru

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              I’m curious how many tix are available. Strange how low the fan support is with the team doing so well. Place is dead tonight.

              • Moose Out Front says:
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                @The Guru: Gore or MJD?

                • The Guru

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                  Gore

  18. Brett says:
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    Pretty dinged up so need help on an offer

    Current roster in 12 team Ppr league

    Qb kap
    Rb foster
    Rb t rich
    Rb/wr Moreno
    Wr Cobb
    Wr bowe
    Te cook
    B r white
    B s jax
    B j Gordon
    B a Dobson
    B m Ingram

    Been offered Marshall for Moreno and bowe. Do I do this trade with s jax and white dinged up?

    Thanks

    • The Guru

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      Tough trade with your injuries. But I’d do it in a ppr league. Probably drop Ingram if there’s something good on the wire.

  19. Butkus says:
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    Waiver wire pickup standard scoring. P.Rivers or S.Bradford ROS?

    • The Guru

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      It’s close, but I’m a Bradford believer this year.

  20. Comatose says:
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    Currently 2-0 but always looking to improve. Waivers reset each week, so no harm in making claims. My team:

    QB- RGIII
    RB-Martin, Matthews
    WR- Demariyus, Wallace
    TE- Graham
    FLEX-Knowshon or Stevie Johnson
    K- Hauschka
    DEF- Streamers, Currently Baltimore
    BEN- Knowshon or Stevie, Ivory, Hartline, E. Sanders, Rivers

    Which waiver adds would you drop Hartline for- Starks, Marlon Brown, Jacquizz, Royal?
    Which DEF would you stream- MIN v. Browns, BUF v. Jets, NYJ v. Bills?

    Thanks!

    • The Guru

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      I’m going to stream Buffalo this week. I’d keep Hartline, especially in ppr. See if you can flip Rivers for something useful.

      • Comatose says:
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        @The Guru: Thanks. And just to get some alternate perspective before Sky’s rankings, who would you start at RB, WR and FLEX?

        • The Guru

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          Martin, Mathews, Thomas, Wallace, Johnson in ppr.

  21. No punts intended says:
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    What 3 WRs should I play-

    T.Y Hilton
    R Cobb
    Stevie Johnson
    Antonio Brown
    Josh Gordon

    • The Guru

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      Cobb, Johnson, Brown.

  22. nightpandas says:
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    Looking at 2 RB’s on the wire (10 team .5 ppr) Which two do you like Love Guru and in which order?

    Ivory
    Snelling
    Jacquizz
    Todman
    Starks

    • The Guru

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      Starks, Rodgers, Ivory, Snelling, Todman,

    • Moose Out Front says:
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      @nightpandas: Man that’s Ivory hands down. After that, for me it’s Rodgers, but kind of irrelevant.

      • The Guru

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        Just think better chance of Starks getting a score than Ivory.

        • Moose Out Front says:
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          @The Guru: Agree fully for this week. I was just thinking ROS.

  23. Guru —
    Appreciate the post.

    FORMAT: I play in a high stakes, 14 team, deep 22 man rosters, PPR and IDP redraft league.

    ROSTER: We start 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 Flex (RB/WR/TE), 1 K + 6 IDPs (2 LB, 1 DB, 1 DL, 2 D Flex), but only going to list offense to make this as short as possible.

    SQUAD:
    QB – Andrew Luck
    WR (1) – Dez Bryant
    WR (2) – Antonio Brown
    WR (3) – Marques Colston
    RB (1) – David Wilson
    RB (2) – Chris Ivory
    TE – Jermichael Finley
    FLEX – Alshon Jeffery (WR)
    K – Blair Walsh

    Bench (4) – Brandon Pettigrew, Donald Brown, Shane Vereen (IR), Andre Brown (IR)

    OFFENSIVE SCORING: 1 pt/ reception, 1 pt/ 10 yds rushing, 1 pt / 15 yds receiving, 6 pts/ touchdown for receiving/running, 4 pts/ throwing

    WAIVERS: $250 – FAAB

    QUESTION:
    I can probably drop up to (2) players and pick up some much needed RB help. Given my situation and trying to piece together some respectability at the position, approximately how much would you spend of the available $250 FAAB on these Free Agent RB?

    1. James Starks
    2. Jason Snelling
    3. Andre Ellington
    4. Jordan Todman

    thanks

    • The Guru

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      Given that its a deep league, Ill up my values a little. Starks faces a tough D this week and Lacy will be back, I’m not spending anymore than $5 on him. Snelling or Rodgers would be a good play with S-Jax out awhile. Maybe $6. Ellington and Todman 2 or 3.

  24. thanks; i was thinking:

    Starks – $11
    Snelling – $8
    Ellington – $7
    Todman – $5

    seems like Im high…

    • The Guru

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      I tend to go low unless its a cant miss or high upside guy.

      • @The Guru:

        I think Ellington might be that… btw. (pretty high upside)

        • The Guru

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          I agree, he’s going to be the man in ARI sooner rather than later.

  25. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Housler or Clay?

    • The Guru

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      I’ll take Clay, he’s getting involved for sure.

  26. Mark says:
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    So what is your plan for your TE situation? I also drafted Sudfeld and then dropped him for Winslow. I can now drop Winslow for Clay or Fleener. Or hold. I think Clay is the safest option. He will be on the field a lot and will be a major redzone threat. Wallace is mainly a burner and Hartline and Gibson are mainly possession receivers. I can see Tannehill looking for Clay a lot in the red zone. And that dolphins offense is underrated.

    • The Guru

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      I did the same thing in one league. Those TE’s keep burning me. I’m going to roll Clay out there this week and if he sucks I think I’ll just pick up Aaron Hernandez.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Mark: Fleener for me

      • The Guru

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        You’re probably right, Grimey. I may start going the George Costanza route when it comes to TE’s.

        • Mark says:
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          @The Guru:

          Thanks for the insight, boys. I think Fleener maybe for Week 3, but Clay for ROS. Once Allen returns, Fleener’s targets will drop. I think I’m just going to go Clay and leave it alone. I’m sure he’ll suck week 3, but chasing the 1 week wonder is already getting old.

          Any thoughts on Heath Miller being Big Ben’s and our TE savior? Sounds like he may be back on the field soon.

          • The Guru

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            Damn tight ends. I’m going to throw a dart and see what happens. Oh, look, I hit Michael Hoomanawanui. Hurray.

            Miller could play this week, but it’s only been 9 months since they put his knee back together. I’m not expecting much for a few weeks.

  27. Jeremy says:
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    Would you trade EJ Manuel for Alex Smith? In a 2 QB league currently going with Vick and Dalton. The guy who has Smith is really high on Manuel (and also has RGIII and Newton), but so am I for a second half breakout. Maybe swap Dalton for Smith and keep EJ in the back pocket? Or just take the easy trade in EJ for Smith? I also have another opportunity to get Rivers and Lamar Miller for Dalton and Chris Johnson, but I’m not that high on Rivers to keep it going, plus not ready to rely on Miller to be my RB2, but let me know which offer you think is better or if its best just t0 stand pat. I mean Dalton’s not the worst qb2, just a boring one

    • The Guru

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      I hear ya on the Red Rifle, but think I’d hold for now. If he wants EJ that bad, maybe he’ll sweeten the pot.

  28. el guey says:
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    Snelling, Ellington or Starks worth an add if dropping Britt or Jeffrey? 14 tm non-ppr

    • The Guru

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      I’d drop both for Starks and Ellington.

  29. Danny B says:
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    Vick over RG3 this week?

    • The Guru

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      Vick is too hot to sit.

  30. Josh says:
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    So, I have an army of mediocre running backs to choose an RB2 and Flex from, the difference among them which is further narrowed by matchups.

    Lamar Miller, Joique Bell, Knowshown Moreno, and Daryl Richardson. Pick two in 0.5 PPR puh-leez Guru.

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      It’s close, but roll with Moreno and Bell this week.

  31. frankgrimes says:
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    Min vs Cle or Buf @ Jets?
    Smith @ Phi or Cutler @ Pit? (2QB league Hate the Thursday games)

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Grimey! Go with MIN and start Smith.

  32. Frank says:
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    Do I start RGIII or bizarro RGIII?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      RGIII

  33. Josh says:
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    Flex play, who you got? .5 PPR league

    Kenbrell Dropkins, Chris Ivory, Ray Rice, Emmanuel Sanders

    Thanks,

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Sanders is the safest play.

  34. The Moose says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keeper league, one of my opponents just dropped Montee Ball and I’m second on waivers. What’s the long-term outlook on this guy? Is he worth stashing on a deep bench?

    • The Guru

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      I like Ball, but I’m not expecting much until week 6 or 7. He’s worth a stash.

  35. pakestwo says:
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    In the flex position this week who should I start?

    Jacquizz Rodgers or D. Hopkins

    Thanks

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      If its PPR, go Hopkins.

      • pakestwo says:
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        it’s not ppr…its standard… would you still do Hopkins?

        Here’s a trade if you can give me your opinion…

        gronk, DT, MJD, Moreno

        for

        Graham, Charles, B. Pierce, and something irrelevant

        My starting lineup as it is now:

        QB-Vick
        RB-MJD
        RB-CJ
        WR-DT
        WR-Fitz
        Flex-Lacy
        TE- Gronk/Bennett

        Thanks!

        • The Guru

          The Guru says:
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          Rodgers might have the better chance to score.

          If you’re getting Graham AND Charles, make the deal.

  36. stumanji says:
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    RG3 is my QB with Schaub as his backup. RG3′s bye is week 5 when Schaub plays @SF, which I think could be a bad matchup. Best option on waivers is Alex Smith (wk 5 @Ten). Would you drop Schaub for Smith? I could also drop Lance Moore although I’m not thrilled about carrying 3 QBs…

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Don’t carry 3 QB’s. I don’t even carry 2 until my guy has a bye week. Smith might be the play then, but things can change.

      • stumanji says:
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        @The Guru: So hold Schaub for now?

        • The Guru

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          Kind of a lateral move. You could grab Smith now if you want.

  37. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Thinking about dropping Arizona def for either the titans, Vikings, browns or chargers. Thoughts?

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Vikings will be a good play this week with the Browns starting Brian Hoyer at QB and T-Rich being traded to Indy.

  38. Brett says:
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    How much do you bid on mcgahee 100 budget 0 minimum bid

    • The Guru

      The Guru says:
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      Negative $1? No more than 2 bucks. I don’t see much there.

  39. will says:
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    12 team competitive non-ppr snake draft league (I hold the #3 waiver pick)… we play 1/QB 2/RB 2/WR 1/RB-WR flex 1/TE 1/K 1/D ……….. my roster is:
    Stafford
    Shady – Cj?K – Lacy – Miller – Tate – McGahee
    Cobb – Boldin – Mi Floyd – Randle – M Brown
    Cameron – Fleener
    Tucker
    NE
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    I dropped Big Ben and added McGahee yesterday – but now thinking I shouldn’t have… I love having RB depth and usually prefer them playing the flex (higher floor) …. that said – I’m now debating dropping McGahee — any of the guys appealing for end of the bench? Turbin – Ellington – K Davis – Helu … OR pursue Vereen who just got dumped?

    Help please….

    • The Guru

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      Dropping Ben was a good move, no need for QBs this early. McGahee could be a boom or bust guy. I’d hold him for now.

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