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RCL Season is approaching!  We’re stoked this year for another big RCL season, and we’re still looking for more leagues and more commishes, so as Sky would say “clickity-click this linkity-link” and start up a new RCL league!  As I mentioned on yesterday’s Podcast post, I’m going to give the top scorer every week a shout out and the team they toppled a slurry of French-ish epithets screamed as if atop a castle.

Last Tuesday, we had our first RCL draft in my JB’s Random Commenter League, and I gotta say, Razzball readers are pretty effing smart.  It was like drafting with 11 other mes.  12 JB’s would be 79 feet of fantasy gigantism.  Horrifying.  But I did come away really happy with my team.  As we talked about in our chat, I don’t really have any draft strategies this season, because there’s just so much sleeper/overrated value at different times that I’m going to come away with wildly different teams based on my draft spot.  None of the guys on my team were particular targets, except my love for Cam Newton this year, who I think has a monster season.  But I’m getting ahead of myself…

With the RCL Leagues standardized at 12-teams and PPR, I thought it would be a smart idea to have the JB’s RCL League draft first to give future RCL leagues an idea of how the draft results panned out.  Here’s how my team rounded into form:

Pick 1 (7): Jamaal Charles – Like I said in the open, I had no real strategy here, just knew I was getting a RB.  This news of the foot injury I think helped Charles fall to me, who in a PPR I think needs to be a top-5 pick.  All diagnoses point to Charles’ foot injury being a mere strain, and with the season still almost a month away, I’m confident he’ll be out there week 1 barring another injury.  I understand the love for C.J. Spiller but was shocked he went at 3 and surprised Trent Richardson went a pick earlier as well.  I don’t dislike either of them, but I think Charles has the most upside of the three.

Pick 2 (18): Jimmy Graham – As I mentioned on yesterday’s podcast, if I don’t end up with Graham I’m not picking a TE until the last rounds.  Lucky for me I fell into the former, and I was eying Graham as soon as we turned into Round 2.  There’s just no TE even close to Graham, and with the league 12-team and a PPR, he’s going to be a huge asset in my trouncings.

Pick 3 (31): Stevan Ridley – I’m not particularly big on Ridley, but he’s looked great in preseason (yes, I know, it’s preseason) and the Patriots are going to be a run heavy offense.  I know the PPR format deflates his numbers a tad, but the RB pool was getting very thin and Ridley fell a good bit to me in the middle third round of a 12-teamer.  And no, I wasn’t about to reach for David Wilson.

Pick 4 (42): Cam Newton – I love Newton this year, and he’s my #2 QB in both 4 and 6-pt Passing TD formats.  The fact RCL Leagues are 4-points per Passing TD has me loving Cam even more, with the added value of a rushing QB scoring on the ground.  The run on QBs was extraordinarily slow, Aaron Rodgers didn’t even go until the end of the 3rd Round!

Pick 5 (55): Ryan Mathews – Listen, I’m not a big Mathews fan in the least, but at this point in a PPR draft, it’s really hard to pass him up.  The Chargers have no one to really cut into his workload behind him, with Ronnie Brown still limping his way onto the field and Danny Woodhead maybe getting some hybrid touches.  Mathews still has the upside, will get the workload as long as he can stay healthy, and he’s worth the gamble in my flex.

Pick 6 (66): Steve Smith – Finally a WR!  And with the 666 Pick as well!  As a Panthers homer, I love Smith here who still has WR1 (just barely, but I’m not scared he leads my WR corps) ability and with Cam having the big year I’m projecting, I’m glad I waited on WR.  I had a few positive comments with this approach in the draft’s chat, I wasn’t really intending to go this route, but I really wanted three starting RBs in my line-up from the get go.

Pick 7 (79): Tavon Austin – I think it’s easy to say “remember how good Danny Amendola was in PPR leagues last year?  Austin is going to fill that role and be a beast!”  And you know what?  I’m easy!  Love Austin this year, especially in PPR.

Pick 8 (90): Miles Austin – This pick surprised me. First of all, I get to have both Austins, which is Au-some!  And you know what?  As soon as waivers clear, I’m picking up Austin Collie just for the hell of it.  But back to Miles, who at 90th in a PPR and my 3rd WR is immense value.  He had a pretty solid year last year despite being somewhat of a bust, and there’s still upside there opposite Dez Bryant who is going to get more coverage than a Royal Baby.  And with Anquan BoldinGolden Tate, and Chris Givens (who I like this year as a sleeper, but it was just way too early) going the three immediate picks before me, I’d much rather have Austin over those guys.  Love him as my last positional starter.

Pick 9 (103): Justin Blackmon – As I said in the chat, I gotta have a JB on my team!  No one can deny there’s upside here, and it’s not like I have to trust him as a starter anytime soon.

Pick 10 (114): Fred Jackson – One of the most overlooked assets this year, especially in PPR leagues.  Dude had 34 catches last year in 10 games, 39 in 10 the year before, and yes the injury risk is still there… But he’s going to get plenty of touches keeping Spiller fresh, and still a 6-8 point scorer in most games when I need someone in there.  And if anything happens to Spiller, Jackson would be a huge commodity.

Pick 11 (127): Andre Roberts – Meh.  There’s upside and he had a really solid stretch last year with characters from Guess Who? throwing him the ball.  “Is my QB bald, yes or no?”  Well Palmer still has some ginger in there, and maybe Roberts can turn out into a really solid WR.  I wanted either Kendall Wright or Andre Dobson here and both went 2 of the last 3 picks prior, but looking at it now, I’m happy I landed Roberts.

Pick 12 (138): Daniel Thomas – I don’t really like him, but everyone talks about how terrible he is, and I dunno, maybe something happens to Lamar Miller or Thomas gets more of a share of the workload than people think, solid depth grab here.

The rest of my picks were just filler.  And Laurent Robinson who was kinda a “quick click” to wrap it up, is getting dropped for Collie.  Here’s how my roster looks in it’s entirety:

JB in da Hizzy
Position Player Round Bye
QB Cam Newton 4 4
WR Steve Smith 6 4
WR Tavon Austin 7 11
WR Miles Austin 8 11
RB Jamaal Charles 1 10
RB Stevan Ridley 3 10
TE Jimmy Graham 2 7
FLEX Ryan Mathews 5 8
K Blair Walsh 15 5
DEF Indianapolis Colts 16 8
Bench
WR Justin Blackmon 9 9
RB Fred Jackson 10 12
WR Andre Roberts 11 9
RB Daniel Thomas 12 6
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey 13 8
WR Laurent Robinson 9 9

Love it.  And I don’t care about kickers or defense, but I will say the Colts are going to be my last round pick in almost all leagues with them against the Raiders in week 1.  Then it’s stream city.  What say you Razzball Nation to my RCL team?

From Around The Web

  1. HVP says:
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    JB,

    I have a unique situation. 16 team keeper league (2 keeper per team, one at each position max). 11 of 16 owners have kept a QB so the draft pool is thin! My keepers are Spiller and Graham.

    I have the #4 pick on Sunday’s live draft. The QBs available are Kaepernick, Wilson, Eli, Vick, Cutler, Freeman, Dalton. Huge drop off after Eli

    RBs available are Steven Jackson, Ridley, Forte, Wilson, Lacy, Bush, Miller, DMac, Bell, Ball and guys below.

    I want to take Kaepernick at 4 and have him as a badass keeper for future years but I’m sure I won’t get a good RB with my second round pick. I could be looking at Kaepernick, Spiller, and someone like Lacy.

    But I feel that my best chance to win would be to take a RB like Steven Jackson and play matchups at QB later. My team would then look something like Vick/Tannehill, Spiller and Jackson.

    What’s the best choice to make to win now as well as have a core for the future?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @HVP: QB 6 or 4 pt? I would guess 6 since everyone is keeping QBs, and seems they’re a little overvalued… I would take one of those RBs before hopping up to one of those QBs.

    • Hooverville says:
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      @HVP: @HVP: In a keeper, I would take Matt Forte, especially if its PPR, he’s only 27 so he has 3-4 more good years hopefully. Trestman’s offense is going to make Forte a monster.

  2. mike says:
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    JB why are you so high on Cam this year? Im in a 2 qb league and qbs go quick but im confident cam.will fall to me in the 2nd round. He wasnt even a thought in my head til i read this.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mike: Really? Well I think LaFell is ready to be more reliable (in real football terms – not for fantasy), I think the running game will be better to alleviate the pass, and the Panthers offense clicks under Mike Shula more than Davidson. I could see 25 passing TDs up from 19, more yards and completions, and comparable rushing stats. He’s put together back-to-back big second halves and I think this year the Panthers put together a full season with Cam in his third year.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: wasn’t he also like the 6th ranked QB last year, but it just wasn’t consistent?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @goodfold2: I believe he was 4th in standard scoring, which surprises a lot of people. Definite inconsistency in the first half. But huge second half.

  3. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    I really like the Matthews pick. Despite the fact he burned me last year I think he’s going to have HUGE value this year, especially considering what McCoy said last night about how he’s looking. With the injuries at WR and Rivers starting to look terrible, the logical solution for them is to put the ball in Matthews hands more and Woodhead hasn’t shown anything beyond a 3rd RB role to me.

    You’re right about Graham too. Honestly if he’s gone, I may just wait until late to get a guy like Cameron because that position is such a bust overall.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): Thanks man! I’m lucky going into this year as never having Mathews I don’t think a single time in any league the past two seasons. So for him as my flex I’m stoked, and agree Woodhead will just be out there in occasional hybrid sets. TE is just a mess, so I was ecstatic to get him there. Go team JB in da Hizzy!

  4. Hotrod says:
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    PPR Keeper league dilema…

    Im locked on the following 3 keepers(round kept)
    T-Rich (2nd)
    Spiller (7th)
    Cobb (12th)

    We can keep up to 4…

    I have Cam, who Id have to keep in the 1st round (I have the top overall pick too)

    So, i can either just keep 3 (or keep some mediocre late rounder I have, maybe even the Seattle D @ 13th round) and then just pick Cam with the top pick if I dont like somebody better and can asess the depth of the QB’s left.

    or….

    Trade Scam for Russell Wilson (17th Round) and then get another good RB or WR w the 1st pick….ther will be some decent guys there too, I think possibly Gore-ish guys. What do you think Russy does this year? Where do you have him ranked at QB?

    Thanks a ton

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hotrod: I love Cam Newton this year… However, your plan sounds better, in effect you get Wilson in the 17th and like you said a Gore level RB for Cam Newton. I think that’s a solid tradeoff. I like Wilson about where Sky does…
      http://football.razzball.com/overall-rankings-2013-fantasy-football

      But I like Kaepernick more and I think Seattle won’t need the big plays in some games with that defense. But I like your plan.

  5. jake says:
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    whatup JBG-

    Q: 10 tm .5PPR league, 6pnts for passing TD, 1qb, 2rb, 3wr, 1 flex…

    where do your rankings shift in regards to drafting WR earlier, or QB ealierer compared to a full PPR league?

    Top 2 picks still going RB/RB or go for RB/WR/ (brees/rodger?)

    Thanks dude!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jake: Yo man! It doesn’t shift all that much, except as opposed to the RCL draft recapped here, I think QBs indeed go closer to their ADPs. I think I might go RB RB QB, and pass on a guy like Ridley who won’t catch anything. The more I’m drafting, I’m not getting the elite WRs early, I just like the depth and upside in the mid-to-late rounds. Even in PPRs, like my RCL team.

  6. Dr. Sauce says:
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    I like your approach in this draft … you seem to have secured many value picks. Charles at 7 is great value compared to his ADP (plus Reid has an excellent history of rb usage even if he abandons the run-game every so often) Really like the Graham pick at 18 … could be monster value there; seeing as he has so much more value than the next tight end (unless Gronk is healthy to start the year)
    Some questions;
    1)Who do you like as a better long term keeper; David Wilson or Lamar Miller?
    2)In standard leagues (non ppr) would you rather have Jimmy Graham or Dez Bryant?
    3)What’s your general sense on Frank Gore this year? In a dynasty league would you rather have Frank Gore or Bernard Pierce?
    4)In a 10 man keeper league (where we protect 3 wide receivers) do you protect Colston or Harvin (given his injury)?
    Sorry for the list of questions … they have been piling up … appreciate your expertise!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: Thanks man! Really appreciate it. Like you said, even if Reid abandons the run, with this being a PPR it will still keep Charles scoring. 1) Yikes, right now I think Miller, think he’s more complete at this point, but very close and I have my usual David Wilson bias. 2) Graham, think Bryant is overvalued this yr. 3) Kinda depends on the play for now vs. future, think it’s still Gore as pretty much any fantasy football dynasty/keeper team is in it on day 1 as opposed to baseball 4) Man, tough one, because Harvin’s upside and keeping 3 WRs makes it deep… Think I might roll the dice on Harvin, esp if you have an injured spot, albeit unlikely. No prob – love the questions – keep em coming!

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Yes i have a bit of a David Wilson bias; just traded Miller for a 1st round pick so it’s Wilson or bust. I’m pretty high on Dez given his crazy finish to last year. How come you are down on him this year? He seems to have become even more mature and serious about his craft … he always had the physical tools. I had Colston but have since changed to Harvin … no injury spot but his age and potential are hard to give up. My other receivers are Cobb and V-Jax, however i have been offered Demaryus Thomas for Cobb. Am i crazy for rejecting? Cobb is younger and will have Rodgers for the forseeable future while Thomas will have Manning but for how long? Thoughts??

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dr. Sauce: I’m not really down on him, but don’t think I’d invest any 2nd round pick on him, so he won’t end up on any of my teams. Physical freak, great player, upside, yes yes and yes. But a little injury history, had some off the field issues, just not ready to pay full price. Thomas is like a year older I think, I’d take Thomas, but it’s not that far apart, you’re not crazy.

  7. Big Magoo

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    Spiller and Charles are practically clones (size, speed, age, elusiveness, hands, etc.), so I’m not sure why people are higher on Charles this year. They’re about even for me. The only real difference right now is that Spiller is 100% healthy. I don’t like to spend first round picks on guys who are nursing even minor injuries. Been burned in the past by players nursing “minor” injuries that wound up lingering and hurting their value.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Magoo: Attack of the clones! I think it depends on the injury, a slight MCL tear or a bad hammy strain and I might have a different tune, but I think the foot sprain will be fine from what I’ve heard. A big difference for me is Andy Reid offense/Alex Smith/Dwyane Bowe, vs. Bills Doug Marrone – a question mark/Ej Manuel or Kevin Kolb – both questions marks/Stevie Johnson – who is good but needs solid QB play to be effective. That said, I do like Charles just maybe a spot or two ahead of Spiller, and happy to get Charles at 7 and surprised that Spiller went at 3 is all.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Seriously on the clones – I’m not sure that any two players in the NFL are more alike than those two. The system doesn’t worry me in Buffalo – Marrone has a good track record with the running game (albeit in college) and I know that it’s just preseason noise, but I like the fact that they plan on feeding Spiller until he “throws up.” I think the shaky QB situation could actually help him too (in PPR) – lots of short dump-offs.

        Charles is great value at 7, no question. I have them just about even, but consider Spiller just a tad safer. Should be a fun year.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Big Magoo: Interesting, and I don’t disagree much I have them about the same. This will be a very big year, I think huge fantasy scores all around.

  8. Alky Sobrera says:
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    You lied JB!!! What about roadkill swill and Martiiiiiiiin?!? Grammatica or bust baby!

    Also, dam you Magoooooo!!!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: Who’s this, Cruuz? Get ready for week one – we’re facing off! Should be a close one.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Big Magoo: Yup! Will be a fun… About to make the Green Bastards even more bastard-y…? bastardo-y?

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @JB Gilpin: You don’t want his players to be bastardo-y – their performances would likely put you in an 0-1 hole after week 1. Need to check those urine samples…

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Big Magoo: Damn you make a good point… I will not let my team lose to cheaters!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Alky Sobrera: Hahahaha, I told you I was getting pretty buzzed, figured I’d keep the fun times just to the league! Don’t worry, I’ll try to work those in in the RCL recaps. Damn that magooooooooo!

  9. Csifu says:
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    “And no, I wasn’t about to reach for David Wilson.”

    I was. :) It wasn’t really a reach for me, he was the last RB I felt good about. Fortunately I was able to get one of Wayne/Vincent Jackson in the 4th so it worked out for me.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Csifu: Haha well would you have taken Ridley over Wilson in my spot?

      • Csifu says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I would have.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Csifu: Innnnnnnnnnteresting… I’m gonna go down swinging on my David Wilson hate… The hot tub is gonna stay full!

  10. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Yo dude! Mighta already asked you but just lookin for confirmation. 10 team ppr league 4 keepers so 40 players off the board from the get. 3WR 2Rb no flex
    11th Kaepernick
    10th A.Morris
    9th Cruz
    And last either Ridley 8th rd or Foster 1st rd (9th pick overall)
    If I choose to go with ridley I could pick either WR WR or RB WR.
    Lookin like Forte/Sjackson Demaryious/roddy/fitz/bowe/if I’m lucky Marshall too. Those guys will be avail for my9th pick overall and 2nd rd pick probably. So do I finish off my 3 WR Or get 1 Rb and 1 Wr? So basically a 2 part question… ha. Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: I’d take Stephen Jackson, and keep Ridley at 8th round (should be 3-4 rounder in PPRs). Gives you Jackson and Ridley vs. Foster and 2nd rounder with those 40 keepers gone, so more like a 5th rounder. Tad more value. Then go with the WR in round 2. No prob!

  11. Fister Furbush says:
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    Good team JB! You killed it. A lot of difference makers who can win you week.s.
    I have a question for my keeper league.
    12 team, 4 out of 12 teams are keeping QB’s. I have Lynch and Brady…if I keep Brady I lose my 1st round pick. Should i not keep Brady and gamble on getting a QB in the 3rd round and then draft a WR1 in the first?
    Or play it safe and keep Brady and Lynch? All my other keepers suck… Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fister Furbush: Thanks man! Yea I really liked the team I put together… I would throw Brady back costing you a 1st rounder. I know Sky loves him, but I’m not as high on him, think you should be fine getting a solid QB in the 3rd rd or later.

  12. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    that was a fun draft we had, I sometimes forgot it was PPR, but hey, thats why we play. I might get trounced but all I care about is making the playoffs and having lady luck on my side. Good luck this, you don’t need it.

    I also set up an RCL this morning, it’s under JFOH

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Thanks man! Really appreciate it, we needed some open leagues up! I’ll tweet ya out to get ya some love.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: wow, that’s more of an effort of love than my mother

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: You can be Jack full of Sky and/or JB now…

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Jacks Full of Skypin….sounds like a fish, I love my sushi

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Jack Full of Hate: Cover us all with oyster sauce and we good ta goooo

  13. end of daves says:
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    Dig your stategery…nice draft. I got a keper question for ya. 2 keeper league standard scoring, only keep players drafted 3rd rd and after. I’m keeping Alfred Morris and ???
    Reggie Bush, Victor Cruz, Darren McFadden or Darren Sproles…pick one.

    Thanks in advance for the advice.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @end of daves: Thanks man! I’m keeping Bush, I think a big year is coming.

  14. Gerryskids says:
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    Lacy or Bell in a redraft league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Gerryskids: Probably Bell for me

  15. steve says:
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    Hope all is well for your JB

    I’m in an interesting FFL. It’s a keeper league but designed to create roster movement by implementing a salary cap. I’m about $33 over our $200 salary cap. I could really use some advice.

    10 Team H2H league; passing td’s 4 pts, 1 per 25 yards, 0.5 ppr (the rest is pretty std)
    16 roster spots (2 IR spots); start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE Flex, 1 TD, 1 K

    Current roster with keeper price tags

    QB – Ryan ($16.3) & Kaep ($16.1)
    RB – Martin ($23), CJ2K ($28.7), DWilson ($19.6), LMiller ($10.8), Hillman ($1.5)
    WR – Julio ($30.6), Fitz ($20.7), Cobb ($19.9), AJ ($22.4), TSmith ($7.9), MAustin ($4.2), Britt ($2.1), DMoore ($1.6)
    TE – VDavis ($8.4)
    TD – TBD ($1)
    K – TBD ($1)

    (1) I am leaning toward cutting/trading Ryan & AJ to get under $200 in preparation for our FA/rookie draft. Thoughts?
    (2) I have pick 1.02 in our FA/rookie draft. Rosters are expanded to 19 for the purpose of the draft, and then need to be adjusted back down to 16 and under the $200 salary cap (by 9/2). Some of the most viable options are…

    RBs: LBell ($9.9); MBall ($17.1); DRich ($2.1); Vereen ($5.6); Ivory ($10.8); DWilliams ($3.1); DThomas ($1); Pierce ($1.3)
    WRs: VBrown ($1.2); TAustin ($7.7); MFloyd ($1.2); CGivens ($1.6); Hopkins ($1.4); Patterson ($1.7); Wright ($1.1)

    I like the idea of adding LBell at his price-tag, and losing DMoore. I’d likely need to cut TSmith &/or MAustin to do so however.

    It’s complicated JB…looking for your advice. I’d be happy to send some additional info if it would help.

    Thanks –
    Steve

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @steve: AJ is Johnson and not AJ Green right? I agree with your strategy, I like Kaepernick for the future/upside a little more. Your team is absolutely stacked, I might try a trade for Graham at your TE, as a side idea. I would cut Britt before Austin or Smith if it saves you enough money. Like getting Bell, like Ivory too. Fine with dropping Moore too. Hope that kinda helped, tried to address everything!

      • steve says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks JB.

        Yes AJ is Andre Johnson.

        Good idea with Graham but the owner has both Graham and Gronk and won’t part with either; even in the case of Gronk and his injury. I think that he views his position as having an incredible advantage.

        Are you concerned about Cobb’s bicep injury and Kaep’s WR core?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @steve: Hmmm yea sounds like he’s trying to monopolize, but a few weeks into the year he might be willing to deal. Not top worried on either of those fronts. Like both a lot.

  16. Fish says:
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    not mentioned, Aaron’s Murder Boner projected most points first week!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Well it’ll get a mention if that proves true!

  17. fitz says:
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    JB please help, longtime fantasy baseball player taking my first stab at fantasy football.

    Joined a 12 team league that allows 2 keepers. I guess it works if player was taken in example 4th round you forfeit 3rd round pick and so on. Taking over a team and needs to choose them.

    Which 2 should I keep?
    Dez Bryant – Kept for 4th rounder
    Decker – Kept for 5th rounder
    J. Nelson – Kept for 5th rounder
    Frank Gore – Kept for 2nd rounder
    P. Manning – Kept for 1st rounder
    Britt – Kept for 9th rounder
    Stewart – Kept for 6th rounder
    R. Jennings – Kept for 9th rounder

    Going to be honest I think my knowledge of FB baseball is pretty good but a few of these guys I don’t even know who they are…looking to expand football knowledge past Pats roster and clear stars, lol.

    Which 2 would you keep? I’m guessing Dez and someone else? Gore in 2nd not a good investment?

    Thanks a ton for help.

    • fitz says:
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      @fitz: IDK if it matters but I have picks 8, 17, 32, 41. 56.

      Trying to go by your rankings. Seems like Dez is an obvious keeper but not sure if Gore would be worth keeping for pick 17 or not.

      Seems like a third of the top 20 on here will be kept by other teams this year. I think maybe I could snag somebody better than Gore at 17?

      So lost.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @fitz: Welcome to Fantasy Football! Hopefully a familiar face will help guide you to this fun fall and wintry event… Yeah I don’t really like Gore there… You have some solid players but that’s not a very encouraging list… I’d go Dez and Nelson, I like Decker but lots of mouths to feed there with Welker coming in. There should be a RB better than Gore out there in that range.

      • fitz says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thank you for the help sir

        • JB Gilpin

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          @fitz: No prob hope you enjoy football!

  18. bb says:
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    in a 16 team league with qb 2wr 2 rb te when would you target jimmy graham and gronk respectively? with 16 teams, seems like rb/wr get real thin very quickly if you take one of them early – they are a huge advantage at te but hard to weigh the opportunity cost

    • JB Gilpin

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      @bb: I’m not targeting Gronk in any leagues right now. Maybe if he’s there around pick 100 maybe…? But no way he lasts that long. I’d try for Graham in the 2nd round with pretty much any position if the draft, if you’re an early pick and he’s still there great, if you’re the 16th pick and get him at 17, awesome, I got him at 18th in this RCL draft and love it.

  19. Skyismyhero says:
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    Nice team man…Few questions…What round did Thompkins go in and what round should we be targeting him this year? Are you high on him? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Skyismyhero: Thanks man! Thompkins went in round 10 pick 5. I think that was a bit of a reach, still a late round flyer to me. Not too high on him, like him more than Dobson, but not someone I’m ready to invest much in

  20. Oppo Taco says:
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    Prefer deAndre Hopkins or Josh sutfield? My wr are roddy white and Calvin with randle on my bench and my tight end is Jared cook. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Oppo Taco: Might go Sudfeld, not too big on Hopkins for this season, great talent just a bad place for a WR2 and Sudfeld might make a couple starts for ya

  21. Mateo says:
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    Just lookin for some feed. All criticisms welcome. Post draft is..
    Spiller
    Richardson
    Dre Johnson
    Ridley
    Welker
    Witten
    Jennings
    RG3
    Gio Bernard
    Ed Lacy
    Michael Floyd
    Britt
    Prater
    Bears D
    Big Ben, until RG3 is ready to roll…then picking Franklin (Lacys cuff)

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Mateo: Really like it. You have some unreal RB depth and upside, not huge on the Ws of Witten and Welker, but like everyone else

  22. sange_da_man says:
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    12 team keeper league Ravages by injuries last season ( sjax, djax, garcon, fjax…..I had a lot of jackons last year….jeez…) so #2 pick this year

    AP figures to go 1….Foster, Martin are keepers…so….looking at Charles, Spiller or TRich?
    Charles foot has me a little worried, love TRich as the workhorse for TD’s, but he’s just not very efficient…is Spiller my best option there?

    Hoping to snag either Graham(prob not gonna be there but that’d be sweet) or one of the last big WR in the 2nd (Jones, Thomas, Fitz) then come right back at the turn with any former rb1 as a now rb2 I can live with like MJD, CJ2K, Murray or gulp…DMC…

    Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @sange_da_man: Id go Charles, I think he has the most upside, tiny bit of risk with the foot, but like him the most. Yeah I would love Graham at 2 then hope for MJD who I think is very undervalued.

  23. Principle Blackman says:
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    Mock drafting in preparation for a 12-team ppr league. Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated.

    Mock Draft One. Picking Fifth:
    QB Brees (2nd round)
    WR Amendola (4th)
    WR Stevie Johnson (6th)
    WR Jennings (8th)
    RB Doug Martin (1st)
    RB Gore (3rd)
    TE Gronk (5th)
    Flex Ivory (7th)

    BN Manning (9), Hartline (10), John Franklin (11), Brandon Myers (12), Litte (13)

    K Dan Bailey (14)
    DEF Cleveland (15)

    Mock Draft Two Picking Eighth:
    QB Cam Newton (3rd round)
    WR Demaryius (2)
    WR Jordy Nelson (4)
    WR Mike Wallace (6)
    RB Trent Rich (1)
    RB Bradshaw (5)
    TE Cook (11)
    Flex Tavon Austin (7)

    BN greg Jennings (8), Johnathan Franklin (9), Pierre Thomas (10), Brian Hartline (12), Fred Jackson (13)

    K Akers (14)
    Def Indy (15)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principle Blackman: I like the first team a little more, still thinking waiting on WR is best way to go this year. I won’t be getting Brees in the 2nd round, but other than that like that team.

  24. Frank White says:
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    Sup JB… Yeah I’m in a PPR keeper league.. My Keepers are Cam & Cruz.. I coulda kept Brandon Marshall but it would’ve been only for 1 year where Cruz I got for a few more years. I have football questions cause my draft is tomorrow but Can you also help me out with a trade question in baseball?? The deadline is today and it’s a tuff decision.

    • Frank White says:
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      Oh my Keeper league is a 10 team

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank White: Sure, those keepers sound good.

  25. Frank White says:
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    I posted this to grey last night after him saying to do the trade and take the Gio side..
    Heygrey… when wewere talking that me giving Porcello n Cole for Gio Gonzalez n MartinPerez, I know you said take the Gio side. butI’m just getting nervous cause what if porccello n Cole keep up winning through my playoffs cause Gio has been losing and I don’t know much about Martin.. Would this totally be a stupid move not to do this trade or do you think I have a point??

    But after I wrote this to him, he said ” It’s fine if you don’t want to do it’. Do you think after writing that that I have a point? cause this move will affect my playoffs in 2 weeks.. What would you do!???? Like I said, the trade deadline is TODAY.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank White: Love Martin, read my pitcher profile, great schedule down stretch and Gio is still best player in deal. I’d do it

      • Frank White says:
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        Quick question, I saw that Cole might be going to the bullpen in September which would be good for the trade. Does Martin Perez have job security through our playoffs?

  26. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Hi JB! I have a keeper question for you, I’m looking for another opinion. I’m in a 10 team, 2 QB (4pts/pass TD), PPR league where you can keep 2 players and redraft them in the same round as the previous year. I was lucky enough to grab AP in the 3rd last year, so it’s a no-brainer to keep him.

    My other choice is a little tricky. I could either keep Peyton in the 4th or Ridley in the 6th. Peyton was the #5 QB in my league last year, while Ridley was #14 RB.

    Right now, I’m leaning toward Peyton, with it being a 2 QB league, I like to have at least 1 stud QB (and I don’t know which other QB’s will be kept until after I make my decision). But, Ridley in the 6th round is great value, and I might even be lucky enough to redraft Peyton without keeping him….argh!

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Bernie Brewer: Yea I think I might keep Peyton too since Ridleys value is a little deflated by PPR and Peyton’s boosted by 2 QB. With AP you should own this year!

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB! As a Packers fan, it’s hard to own AP, but if he helps me win, I’ll suck it up! Good luck this year, I’m sure I’ll be back for more questions down the road!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bernie Brewer: No prob any time! I’m a Panthers fan but we share Brewers blood so football season can’t get here fast enough!

  27. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    I know you went with Ridley over David Wilson here, but who would you keep on a $200 budget in a 15 team PPR league with Ridley at $28 and David Wilson at $10? We keep two and my other keeper is Russell Wilson. Other RBs kept are AP $41, Charles $40, Spiller $8, SJackson $35, Morris $1, TRichardson $45, DMartin $41, Lynch $45.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @PublicEnemy#1: Yeah at roughly three times the cost, I’d throw back Ridley and keep Wilson.

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB.

  28. Di Ro says:
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    I like your team, id just be worried about Matthews and then Vereen taking away from Ridley as the season goes on. I like Graham I just can’t see myself drafting him, even though he will be the number one option in NO.

    When will you guys have your tiered rankings set up?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Di Ro: Yea I agree with you on Mathews, but as a flex, I can throw in a pick up RB/WR or if one of my bench guys hits there… Not depending much on him. I think Ridley will be fine, they will keep the RB touches heavy, I don’t think Vereen will ever out workhorse Ridley. Our rankings are ready and in one easy place and by position:

      http://football.razzball.com/overall-rankings-2013-fantasy-football

  29. The 12th Man says:
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    Would you be against having Russell Wilson and Mrarshawn Lynch on the same team? By the looks of it, I could see Wilson easily being a top 8 QB. Lynch is almost a guarantee for another top 5 running back. Is it too big of a “cancel out” since they’re on the same team? I’m a huge Seahawks too so that could make this situation awesome. Thanks JB.

    Really would like to hear your opinion.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The 12th Man: I’ve never put stock in avoiding players on the same team. All I want is value. Could there be a 17-3 game against the 49ers and those guys do bad? Sure. But then you have the rest of your team to even it out. There could also be a 41-7 win vs. the Cardinals and they go bonkers, but the rest of your team sucks and you lose. I think they’re great keepers for ya.

  30. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Should I be concerned with Bolden, vereen and blount stealing Ridleys touches… does he have that position locked or any concern of RBBC?

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: I’m not worried at all, sure Vereen will get touches and Bolden a few, Blount might not even make the team.

  31. Byron from Austin says:
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    jb! so i gotta tell you, without looking at any rankings or anything, i traded andre johnson for doug martin this offseason in my keeper league- i feel great about that now!

    in a redraft $ league, i’m expanding from 12 to 14 teams this year. i’ve never played with that exact number of teams before, but my usual strategy is rb/rb early, defense in the last round and never draft a kicker. how would you adjust for a 14-teamer? non-ppr, 4pt passing td’s. thanks homie!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Byron from Austin: Oh wow – nice trade! I agree with you, the premium on RBs will be heavy and I would want the best talent there as early as I could. Good luck this year!

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        @JB Gilpin:

        thanks jb and good luck to you as well!

  32. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    JB: I tried to make the best of having the last pick in my 12 team PPR keeper league. We each keep one player. The league starts two RBs and 3 WRs. There is no flex. My keeper was Ray Rice. What do you think?

    By Round:
    Kaepernick/RWilson
    RRice
    LMiller/DWilson/BTate
    AJ Green
    Marshall
    GJennings/Givens
    Olsen/Eifert
    STL D/NE D
    Prater

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Public Enemy#1: Love your elite WRs since PPR. I think you mighta spent a little too high on QB2 unless its a 2 QB league then love it. But you have depth everyone, should be a great team.

      • Public Enemy#1 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Figuring keepers are our first round, Kaepernick went to me at pick 73 and RWiIson went to me at pick 97. You’re probably right about the reach for a 2nd QB as this is just a one-QB league, but the “running-QB” scares me a little injury-wise, so I thought I’d protect my investment and grab two of them, lol. Thanks for the review, JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Fish: Haha I read a little and “Aaron’s Murder Boner might have opted for quantity over quality” seems an appropriate sentence with all the boners he had…

      • Fish says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hey if Yahoo thinks I had an A+ draft, what could go wrong?!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Fish: I got a B-, but I didn’t blow the teacher…

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