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It has been a fairly brutal start for second round pick Larry Fitzgerald.  If you came here expecting me to say different, you don’t realize this is a buy low, sell high column.  Currently, Larry is ranked as the 1815th best player in fantasy football in yahoo PPR leagues.  That’s crazy.  That’s nuts.  That’s crazy go nuts and buy this guy before his stock gets any lower.  Look, I know the details.  He has two complete knobs at quarterback in Skelton and Kolb and just can’t seem to get the football.  Well last year he did just fine despite them, hauling in 80 receptions and 1411 yards to go with 8 touchdowns.  This is a man who knows how to get things done no matter who’s under center.  You want guys like that on your team.  Nay, you NEED guys like that on your team.  So go see if your league mate was in a coma for the last 8 football seasons and autodrafted him.  Seriously, that should be the only reason someone is giving them up to you but you might be playing with a few mouth-breathers.  It never hurts to check!  In other buy low, sell high fantasy football news…

Buy

Chris Johnson - Now this is a buy coming from the plain and simple fact that he was terrible last year.  I mean peed in the urn of your recently deceased gerbil bad.  It was pretty offensive to say the least.  And yet he still finished as a top 20 back.  Let us be perfectly clear: he’s probably not an RB1 back at this juncture and should be treated like an RB2.  That means you shouldn’t be discussing anyone who goes in the the first or second round when doing a deal with the owner here.  I saw Pianowski tweet he traded him away for BenJarvus Green-Ellis here recently.  That might come out a wash but you get the idea of where there’s a reasonable line.  In all, just remember this is a risky buy.  Tennessee has looked terrible as a team so this trade idea is not without it’s warts.  No, not THOSE warts.  I just webMD’ed that.  You need to go see a doctor about those…and your girlfriend, too.

Matthew Stafford/Tom Brady - I’m not tandeming these two because I think they’re the same, per se and I think there’s more to be worried about with Stafford than with Brady but that’s besides the point.  They’re both getting outscored by Alex Smith.  Didn’t see that one coming two weeks into the season, didja?  It’s never too early to check the pulse on guys who own underperformers, that’s all I’m sayin.

Brandon LaFell – Now obviously this isn’t a buy low.  I’m suggesting you check in with the owner to see how much they believe in ‘The Fell’ or as many autocorrect typers like to say ‘LaFeil’.  See if they don’t need him or don’t see the potential of his low WR2 high WR3 quality.  Offer them a bag of muffin tops and that toy lightsaber you found in your mom’s dresser.  What were you doing in there anyway?

Sell

Danny Amendola – This is an odd sell to list because he’s not really as owned as he should be – 48% in yahoo leagues and only 17% in ESPN leagues (there has to be an inordinate amount of non-PPR leagues over at ESPN because that’s just ridiculous, BTW) – but at the same time he just had an amazing game and should’ve been more owned from the start.  Of course, if for some reason he’s still out on waivers in your PPR league, go nab him and put him at WR3 and call it good.  Now I’m not saying sell because he’s not good, I’m saying sell while people think he’s this good.  I’m gonna quote what I said about him on Monday: hope if you had him you enjoyed this day but the touchdown and yardage were a gift.  The receptions are as real as Scarlett Johanson’s…eh, we’ve already made a big TD joke, let’s not go for more.  That sentence proved two things.  One, he played like a WR1 this weekend and is a WR3 and two, I’m extremely perverted.  The first part is what you should be focusing on here.

Michael Turner – Here’s what you send to your trade partner: Hey man, Turner looks like he’s ‘turning’ it around (lol).  Scored a TD last night for me and won me the week.  I see Ahmad got hurt.  That’s a bummer.  Wanna trade?  You know what, just give me your login and let me do it for you.  It took him three tries to score that TD on the one and he nearly fumbled the ball away on the second attempt.  This is not an RB2 you drafted, he’s a flex play.  See if you can still trade him for what you got him for after his amazing MNF performance and by amazing I mean ‘he would’ve finished with 27 yards on 16 carries if not for a 15 yard run at the end of the fourth to seal the win and salt the clock away’.  Tack on a DUI and a team that looks bad rushing the ball as a whole and you could be in for a world of hurt if you don’t sell ASAP.

Mike Williams - He’s had two touchdowns in the first two games which has buoyed his end line to something reasonable but the underlying facts are this: 8 targets leading to only 5 catches and 72 yards in the first two games.  Damian Williams has more targets than that.  Remember, this team just hung a 34 spot in NYG vs an atrocious secondary.  Sell now or forever hold your Magic Mike.

Antonio Gates - This is a pre-emptive sell meaning he needs to play this Sunday and perform well.  My suggestion comes for one simple reason: this was supposed to be the season he was in the ‘best shape of his life’.  And yet he’s now 1/2 in games played.  You knew you were taking on an injury risk and I did warn you earlier that I was not a fan of taking him where he had to go in the draft.   He’s talented but if the comments from you guys tell me anything, there are plenty of useful TE out on the free agent market right now.  See if you can improve other parts of your team and ‘make due’ with someone like Martellus Bennett or Kyle Rudolph.

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  1. Virinder says:
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    What should I be worried about regarding Matthew Stafford?? Not expecting a turnaround??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No I am but Brady just has the longer track record I success.

  2. Joe says:
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    So would you trade Cruz for Fitz in a PPR? I’m leaning no but could be convinced otherwise…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’d be giving up way too much for Fitz right now if you did that.

      • Eric H. says:
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        @Sky, What about giving Colston/Charles to get Fitz/Torrey Smith?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d rather have the RB depth.

  3. Mr2Bits says:
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    Well, seeing as how I managed to lose Forte, Bradshaw and Maclin all in one week (and still won thanks to Roddy/Gonzo) I have some decisions to make after being pummeled by the waiver wire. 12 team PPR league.

    P Hillis or Beanie Wells for RB2

    Currently my WR slots have Roddy/Johnson/Crabtree but need a flex, can you pick one of the 2 below or should I use the RB not used as RB2?

    D Avery or Bess….

    I will use Maclin in my flex if he miraculously plays

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hillis/Avery

      • Mr2Bits says:
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        @Sky, That was my go to as well…thanks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  4. Tim says:
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    My bench for RB is a mess……do u like Dwyer or Deangelo Williams for a pickup?firgured stewart is always hurt
    Standard league
    Also do u like D richardson or M leshoure for potential?Jackson getting old..maybe get lucky
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d lean DeAngelo/Leshoure

  5. Eric H. says:
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    12-team PPR
    We start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 WR/RB, 1 TE

    I have Matt Ryan, LeSean McCoy, MJD, C.J. Spiller, Jamaal Charles, Jonathan Stewart, Jacquizz Rodgers, Colston, Maclin and Brandon LaFell plus Celek at TE.

    Would it be ok to trade Maclin, Colston AND Charles for Roddy White? I am leaning toward YES…

    Opinions much appreciated.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Giving up too much

    • Nugjuice says:
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      @Eric H., Dude are you crazy? Wayy too much. If I were you I’d be looking to shop an RB for a WR, not the other way around. As it stands JStew/Charles and possibly MJD will be riding your bench.

  6. Joshco77 says:
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    Would you start Tony Gonzo or Pitta? Either of them over Amendola (PPR)?

  7. Jib253 says:
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    PPR with QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 W/R (and 5 BN) and 14 teams. That means there are edsentially no players left. Who should I play, Stafford or RGIII and Mike Williams or D. Richardson as my W/R? Also, I have James Jones on my bench. Should I drop for either Battle or D. Avery?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stafford/Williams. Drop for Avery.

      • jib253 says:
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        @Sky, Thanks. I have both Turner and M. Williams, and I am looking to trade both. The rest of my lineup is:

        QB: Stafford
        WR: Megatron/D. Bowe/M. Floyd
        RB: D. Williams/M. Turner
        TE: D. Pitta
        W/R: M. Williams
        K: N. Kaeding
        DST: Houston

        BN: R. Mendenhall, D. Richardson, D. Avery, K. Winslow, RGIII

        Not great, I know. Anyway, if I am looking to trade M. Williams and M. Turner (and possibly Stafford if both he and RGIII perform well this week), what should I be looking for in return?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Try combining Williams and Turner for an RB2. Try boring like S-Jax. I wasn’t suggesting you sell Stafford right now. Value is too low

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Oops misread. Look for an RB1 for Stafford.

  8. iMP says:
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    Hey Sky,
    Very good call on Gates, and I think you are right that less than an RB2 might get CJ?K from owners.
    My PPR league is still in the give up and drop on good players stage, so I wanted to see what you thought about some opportunities for rebound waiver claims:
    1) I leaning to drop Locker for Cutler (behind Romo).
    2) FJax came free, but I’d have to drop Stewart or Hillis. I’m leaning to hold.
    3) streaming DSTs look bad, was thinking to invest in SEA or DEN who are free agents. Who do you like more, they both have rough spots in their schedules?
    4) Is either DMoore or RCobb a significantly better upside play than DHB?
    Thanks for the advice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      1) I’d go Cutler
      2) Agree on the hold; CJ’s looking beastly
      3) I like SEA more
      4) I think DHB has a chance at more consistency than both of those guys but do you count return yardage? If so, Cobb might get the nod.

  9. mcbluntsky says:
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    i have cj2k, do you think trading him for say a steven ridley would be a fair trade, would the other owner do it? what about welker, in a full point ppr league? neither of these trades have been offered but i am trying to guage what is a reasonable asking proce for him

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I can’t speak to what another owner will do. I suggest you give it a shot and see if the owners are interested. Neither trade is unfair.

  10. Nugjuice says:
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    I picked up Rudolph as a backup TE in most leagues. Would I be crazy to start dangling my TE1 out as trade bait to shore up on other positions? In this case it would be Finley or Pettigrew. Was thinking about offering one of them straight up for a 4th round draft talent rb/wr. I find this close to the draft where people took them still matters.

    Am I crazy to rely on the Dolph?

  11. Nugjuice says:
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    I’m sorry, it’s Finley and Davis, not Pettigrew

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have 3 TE on your team? And which Davis? I like Rudolph and I wouldn’t mind the gamble of relying on him. Just realize it’s a gamble. Depends what you get for your other TE whether or not it’s worth it.

      • Nugjuice says:
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        @Sky, Nope sorry, should have specified. I’m in 5 leagues. Picked up Rudolph as a backup in leagues whenever he was still dangling around 13th rd. Vernon Davis, not Freddie.

        What do you think about these trades from looking at other owners’ weaknesses?

        Finley and A.Morris for Peterson (He only has Fred Davis)

        Finley straight up for either Welker or Harvin (he has Cook/Olsen, loaded at WR)

        Thanks in advance

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Both are fair. I’d want Harvin

  12. smegma says:
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    Drop D.Moore or S.Rice for Andre Brown in ppr league? I only have Sproles and Greene who are healthy RBs at this time with deep WR’s (Julio/Colston/V.Jackson/S.Johnson/Crabtree/Moore/Rice). Leaning toward dropping Rice, but thought I would check with you. In addition, how much FAAB is Brown worth? Some places saying as high as 20%.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rice for me

      I wouldn’t spend more than $3 because he could just be a week play. We just don’t know enough about Bradshaw’s injury at this time to make a judgement. Of course, in one of my leagues a guy spent $41 so who knows what he’ll go for.

  13. Wilsonian says:
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    This is my current bench situation:

    Andre Brown, Bradshaw, Forte, Mendenhall, Leshoure, Romo.

    Would you swap any of them for Ingram, DeAngelo, Richards?

    • Wilsonian says:
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      Obviously I won’t be dropping Forte or Bradshaw, but are any of the others a drop for what is available?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I wouldn’t drop any of those guys right now for the players you listed.

  14. Plainview says:
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    I have McCoy, DMC, Doug Martin, Kevin Smith and Leshoure at RB and Julio Jones, Percy Harvin and LaFell at WR. I need to start 2RB, 2WR and a 1 RB/WR/TE Flex. I was thinking:

    McCoy/Martin at RB
    Jones/Harvin at WR

    The question is Flex – DMC, Smith or LaFell? To complicate matters, I could drop someone and pick up Pettigrew. I’m leaning Smith – what do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I always go RB. I’d lean Smith

  15. Greg says:
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    need an opinion. PPR. Gronkowski is a big name. Is this enough to trade Gronk — Malcolm Floyd, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Brent Celek? or should i hold him since Hernandez went down? full disclosure. My team is 2-0 but has ZERO depth

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t trade Gronk for spare parts and bench depth. Zero value for you on that trade

  16. Chris says:
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    Still plenty of time to decide but….

    In a +.5 PPR, who’s the play this week? Welker @ BAL or Lance Moore vs KC

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Welker

  17. Rags says:
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    Sell high on Gore? Two good weeks but a brutal upcoming schedule. I’d probably pair him with a WR since I have bye week issues, but what’s a fair return?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s looking like a solid RB2 right now. Smith is doing his job to make them not load the box. If you’re selling high, you want someone in the low RB1 range. See if you can get Lynch.

  18. Chubby says:
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    Who has/will have the most fantasy relevance: Massaquoi or Mario Mannigham?
    Razzball, better than replacement refs!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, we’ll take that backhanded compliment! Dah, I don’t think either will but if I have to pick one I’ll go Mario.

  19. Hank says:
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    I’ve been offered Kevin Smith for Seattle D. Would you make that trade? Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’ve been offered an RB for a DEF? Do it and don’t look back.

  20. E says:
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    Pls rank at TE for non-ppr:

    Tamme
    Celek
    Chandler
    Miller
    Daniels

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Celek/Miller/Tamme/Daniels/Chandler

      • Bronco-Feld says:
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        @Sky, how about Winslow??

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          As in ‘should you pick him up’? I’d start Rudolph and drop Gresham just to give him a shot, personally.

  21. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    Tennessee will suck all year, but i see Johnson as that guy who kills for owners come playoff time, when sucky real world teams, see Titans, actually make some noise as they start to get it together and finish strong going into the next season…just sayin

    • Sky

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      I called him a buy for a good reason :) He was a top 50 player last year, he simply got drafted as a top 15 player this year. Not his fault, just have to keep expectations in check and within reason.

  22. Prezii says:
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    All i have is RB questions this week, so buckle up! I know its subject to change but…

    Daryl richardson@CHI, LeShoure@TENN, PT Bruiser VS KC, D Brown VS JAC, Morris VS CINCI, McGahee @ HOU. I need to start 2!

    THANKS!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      PPR or non? Morris/Brown

      • Prezii says:
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        @Sky, sorry, non ppr!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob. Morris/PT then.

    • Prezii says:
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      I lied… Britt or Lafell for my 4th wideout?

      Thanksx2!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        LaFell

        • Prezii says:
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          @Sky, thanx! I was leanin lafell as well. Soo if i have more questions you dont want me to start a new thread, just keep goin in this one?

          I dont know how you like it yet.. “how do you wantt it?? Howw do you feell?” Yeah im droppin 2pac on razzball ,what!?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha, thanks for some old school! Yeah do it like this, do it like that, do it with a whiffle ball bat. It’s all good either way, honestly.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Sky, ill just do it like this! Grey perfers we make new threads cuz hes anal like that.. anywho, moving on…

              Pick 2 Rb’s please. ridley @ BAL, brown VS JAC, McGahee @HOU, Andre Brown @CAR, Lashoure @ TENN?

              I know it seems almost the same but this is a different league. Thanks x5!!

              • Prezii says:
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                Non ppr!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Both browns

                • Prezii says:
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                  @Sky, cool. That will do for today, gonna go check out the podcast! Thanks again!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Ha, no worries. Enjoy!

  23. ergot says:
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    I’ve offered Spiller and Gore for R. Matthews and Vernon Davis to the owner of Fred Jackson in a PPR. I’m affraid that that Spiller won’t do much after Jackson returns. Am I crazy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Spiller/Fred Jackson will both get their touches when Fred comes back, hurting the value of both. I’d hold for now.

  24. Mike says:
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    Bradshaw is out
    J stew might not play
    Who would u play in flex….D Williams,A brown, or Lafeil
    Standard league
    Tough call

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      A Brown is Antonio or Andre, Bradshaw’s likely fill-in?

  25. Tim says:
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    Andre Brown
    Sorry !
    Need to pick one for flex

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Andre

  26. nick m. says:
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    Looks like I can get his Ryan Mathews an Aaron Hernandez for my Percy Harvin and Greg Olsen in a 12-team PPR. We start 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s, and a Flex (RB/WR). My other RB’s are McFadden, Doug Martin, and Ridley while my other WR’s are Julio Jones, Reggie Wayne, and Dez Bryant. I hate to give up Percy, but RB depth seems like a good idea, especially if Matthews can stay healthy. Go for it?

    • Sky

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      That’s a risk/reward play. You don’t know how long Hernandez will be out – they just signed Kellen Winslow, which is worrisome – and I am not a believer in Mathews. I personally wouldn’t do it but you would be getting the better players overall.

  27. Kevin says:
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    would me getting ridley and lance moore for decker be a good trade? I’m desperate for a RB… PPR league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ridley/Moore for Decker? Do it now.

  28. Chowder says:
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    If I can trade Nicks and Reggie Bush (or McGahee) for LeSean McCoy should I pull the trigger? This is a non PPR league.

    Thanks Sky!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nicks+McGehee I’m fine with but Bush is looking like a top 10 back. I wouldn’t trade him away in that type of package.

  29. Different Hank says:
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    Non-ppr league, qb,wr,wr,rb,rb,te,w/r/t
    Qbs newton, p. Manning
    Rbs McCoy,Matthews,Martin,Morris,smith
    Wrs a. Brown,t. Smith, britt, Cobb
    Te Hernandez, pitta

    Three questions
    First, someone just dropped d. Wilson and curious if I should put in a claim for him.

    Second, should I drop Cobb for lafell

    Third, who to start this week?

    Thanks! Really liking this site

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cool, glad you like the site!

      1) I wouldn’t pick up Wilson at this time

      2) I would

      3) Newton/McCoy/Martin/A Brown/Smith/Pitta

      • Different Hank says:
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        @Sky, thanks and for my flex do you like Matthews, Morris, or k. Smith? And Torrey smith over lafell? Thanks again

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Smith at flex. No, LaFell over Cobb

  30. Abie T says:
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    Hey I’m thinking of trading Reggie Bush and Josh Freeman for Flacco and Percy Harvin it’s a 2QB .5 PPR league and I’m trying to upgrade my 2nd QB.

    You think it’s a good deal for me? My current Qb’s are Romo,Locker,Freeman, and Russel Wilson. At RB I have Lesean Mccoy and Doug Martin (Ksmith on bench) I put Reggie in the flex every week. At WR I have Julio,Steve Smith(Car) and Greg Jennings. I would put Percy in the flex every week instead of Reggie with this trade and it might help with the uncertainty of Jennings. I’m just scared because RB’s are so valuable this year what do you think?

    • Sky

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      Don’t like that trade for you.

  31. The G says:
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    Sky,

    Agree on Amendola and Turner…I drafted Turner, but am dropping him for Ridley(no idea how he ended up on the waiver wire). Ridley would give me great depth at RB with Ray Rice, CJ Spiller(my dark horse draft pick!), Ridley and Hillis…

    I need your advice on who to start for my receivers and flex position this week…( 2WR’s and 1 flex…non-PPR…standard scoring with extra points for REC’s and TD’s over 40yds).

    I drafted all but LaFell(dropped G. Little for him):

    -Julio Jones@SD
    -Colston vs KC
    -Antonio Brown @OAK
    -Pierre Garcon vs Cincy
    -B. LaFell vs NYG

    Im leaning toward starting Julio(obviously), LaFell, and Garcon…

    Thanks for your help!

    -DG

    • Sky

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      Sounds reasonable.

  32. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Need start help in a non-ppr league:

    Rivers vs ATL
    Or
    Big Ben @OAK

    DMC vs PIT
    Or
    Pierre Thomas vs KC

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      Rivers/PT

  33. Bronco-Feld says:
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    In a non-PPR league with a flex that includes QBs I have…

    QBs: Roethlisberger, Flacco, Wilson
    RBs: Murray, MJD, Bush, LeShoure
    WRs: Colston, Harvin, LaFell, Jennings, titus Young, Stephen Hill
    TEs: Gresham, Rudolph

    Everyone wants Reggie Bush…. I was offered Fitz & Pettigrew for him. Should I do it?

    • Bronco-Feld says:
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      @Bronco-Feld, I am also thinking of offering Colston or Jennings for Chris Johnson.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Sure, try Colston

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t. I believe in Reggie’s RB1 status for this year.

  34. Mr2Bits says:
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    PPR Keeper league and was just offered the following trade:

    My Forte

    For his

    Willis McGahee
    Wes Welker
    Rashard Mendenhall

    I just lost Bradshaw and am running Hillis/DMac as my backs with Roddy/A.Johnson/Crabtree as my WR with Avery as my flex.

    Very interesting trade and would like to get your thoughts

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough but I’d hold.

  35. Thrilla says:
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    Hey Sky,

    In a 12-Team Standard PPR League, do you make any changes to my starting lineup this week for 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 W/R?

    WR’s:
    G. Jennings – @SEA
    D. Bryant – TB
    P. Harvin – SF

    Bench:
    M. Crabtree – @MIN

    RB’s:
    M. Bush – STL
    C. Spiller – @CLE

    W/R:
    J. Stewart – NYG

    Bench:
    M. Forte – STL
    D. Brown – JAC
    C. Benson – @SEA
    M. LeShoure – @TEN
    D. Richardson – @CHI

    So basically…are you sitting Forte? Stewart, Crabtree, Brown, Benson @ W/R slot?

    Thanks man, sorry if question is confusing. Keep up the solid work.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      THanks!

      Forte shouldn’t be playing this week so yes you sit Forte. Line-up looks fine, that’s what I’d do.

  36. Wilsonian says:
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    ***NICKS WILL NOT PLAY THURSDAY. HE DID NOT TRAVEL WITH THE TEAM***

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ugh…of course.

  37. Justin says:
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    I need help at WR.

    What do you think about

    Ridley/T Smith for Colston/Floyd

    is that a preferable trade to

    Ridley/T Smith for either Larry Fitzgerald or Jordy Nelson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      What WR do you have? I’d be really hesitant to trade a starting RB.

  38. Dan says:
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    10-team PPR league:

    I have:
    Sproles, M Bush, R Bush, Chris Johnson, CJ Spiller at RB
    Bowe, Welker, Antonio Brown, Roddy White at WR

    He has:
    Larry Fitz, Mike Wallace, Randy Moss, DeSean Jackson, Sidney Rice at WR

    He wants an RB, I want a WR. Does CJ for Fitz straight up work out in my favor at all? Will Forte be out long enough for Bush to be an effective Week 7 and 8 fill-in?

    Any help is appreciated.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t know about week 7/8 RE: Bush. Probably not.

      Personally don’t think you need more WRs. Think I’d rather keep the RB depth, personally, and hope that CJ holds it down all season but it’s not an unreasonable trade.

  39. James H says:
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    PPR/IDP League…

    Starters: Stafford, Rice, McCoy, Spiller, Julio, Jordy, Finley, Janikowski LB: Jackson, DE: Cole and DB: Wilson

    Bench: DMartin, Bowe, Britt, RGIII, Blackmon, JRodgers, Tamme, Leshoure and Jeffery.

    Notable free agents: LaFell, Hartline, Little, Avery, Gibson at WR and KHunter, ABrown, McCluster, Redman and Dwyer at RB.

    Who would you drop from this team, if any, and who would you pick up? It doesn’t have to be from this list, if you have a hidden gem that I don’t see.

    And just for curiosity how would you rate my team?

    Thank you!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a huge IDP guy but I can eval from at least the offensive side of the ball. Like your offense, should be very competitive this year. I’d personally take LaFell over Tamme as there’ll be someone to fill in for Finley on the FA when his bye week comes. Like I said, though, your team looks solid and should be competitive this year.

      • James H says:
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        @Sky, LaFell is a WR in my ESPN league.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @James H, ? As he should be? Confused.

        • James H says:
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          Ugh… nevermind. I just realized what you really said. Lol

  40. Jeff says:
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    I start 2rbs, 2wrs, and a flex.
    RB:Michael Bush, Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, Darren Sproles, Donald Brown
    WR: Colston, Bryant, Jennings, Britt

    I’m leaning towards Bush and Martin as RB Sproles as Flex, but am not sure which two for the wr’s

    I also have 2 potential trades. Do you think they’re fair?
    Colston, Charles, and Brown for Dwyer, Fitz, and Ryan Mathews
    Bush, Colston, and Charles for Antonio Brown, SJax, and Torrey Smith

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have the right RBs. I’d go Colston/Bryant

      Re: trades, they’re fair. Like the first one more, even though it’s risky.

      • Jeff says:
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        Thanks! The article is great I have LaFell in my 14team ppr on the bench. Would lafell for fitz straight up be reasonable?
        In my ppr league I have:
        QB: RG3 or Ryan
        RB: Doug Martin
        WR: Megatron, Julio Jones
        Flex(2): Stevie Johnson, Michael Bush
        TE: Coby Fleener
        Bench: Lynch(rb),Fred Davis(TE), Lafell(wr), Wright(wr), Simpson(wr), Hartline(wr), Winslow(TE), Gibson(wr)
        Should I start Lynch? Are any of the other players worth starting? I grabbed Winslow for upside and b/c everyone has been stocking wr’s, so the pool was very shallow
        Appreciate the help again!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Thanks! Glad you liked it.

          LaFell for Fitz won’t work unless the other owner doesn’t know what they’re doing.

          I’d start Lynch over Johnson. I’d start Ryan over RGIII but chances are you can’t really go wrong. Rest looks right to me.

          • Jeff says:
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            Even though its ppr you’d still recommend Lynch over Johnson? I can believe it. I’m just hoping he doesn’t have anymore back issues and is beast mode for the rest of the season.
            I just like making trades, but I think I’m pretty solid right now.

            In my 10 team standard, the trade for Brown, SJax, and Smith got turned down. He liked it, but doesn’t trust Charles which is partly why I was trading him.

            Once again I appreciate the advice!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Not a problem!

              Flex I almost always go RB. They can get you 60 yards on the ground, a TD and then throw in a few catches to boot. WR you get less opportunities.

              • Jeff says:
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                Thanks last thing
                What do you think of Megatron, M Bush, Lafell for Nicks, Mathews, D Thomas, and Gresham In my 14 team ppr league? Is it too risky for me since Nicks is out this week and injured? I could also swap Steve Johnson for Megatron and drop Nicks from the trade. He has Forte on the bench as incentive for Bush too and he also has Jermichael Finley as his starting tight end. Sorry this ended up being longer than I expected

                • Jeff says:
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                  Do think this is worthwhile? Thanks!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Jeff, I wouldn’t involve Megatron. Not huge on Mathews. Drop Nicks/Megatron out and try it out. Not sure what you expect from Gresham, not liking his status in that offense right now but Mathews/Thomas should be good at this juncture.

    • Jeff says:
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      Its 10 team standard league by the way

  41. JTR says:
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    Need a DST this week… Pick one:

    1. Pats @ BAL
    2. Cards vs. PHI
    3. Dolphins vs. NYJ
    4. Seahawks vs. GB

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JTR, They’re all low end options in my book but I’d lean Cards. At least they’ll get TOs.

  42. schlitzy says:
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    would you deal spiller for antonio brown if you had matthews and martin at RB and needed a WR 2? Or should I be shooting higher?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, you need to get more for Spiller than that.

  43. Justin says:
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    I need help at WR.

    What do you think about

    Ridley/T Smith for Colston/Floyd

    is that a preferable trade to

    Ridley/T Smith for either Larry Fitzgerald or Jordy Nelson

    I posted above. I have TRichardson, D Martin and Ray Rice on my team. So I am trading my excessive RB.

    I am targeting Wrs between Larry Fitz and Brandon Lloyd but I have no idea what I should target with this package in a 12 team.

  44. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Ridley is playing as a low RB1/high RB2. Asking for Fitz is reasonable but I still hate losing RB depth.

    • Justin says:
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      @Sky, I know and completly understand.

      Rb: Ray Rice, Trich, Ridley, D Martin, D Brown
      Wr: Percy Harvin, Torrey Smith, Lafell, Blackmon, Hawkins

      I love my stable of Rbs and rank them highly. But nobody is treating them like Rb1s because of they’re new names. I just dont know what to do.

      Thanks for the advice.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Doesn’t matter how other people treat them. You’re in the driver’s seat. If you eventually need to make a trade, get it because you’re in control of the trade, not the other way around. Eventually, Ridley will be considered an RB2. Someone will eventually want to pay, just hang in there.

  45. JTR says:
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    Is it even worth owning Roy Helu at this point?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a standard league, probably not. #Shanahanigans

    • Andrew Nordmeier

      Andrew Nordmeier says:
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      @JTR, It’s not worth owning him in PPR either…I say this from experience in the Razzball Writers’ League.

  46. Smitty says:
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    Standard Non PPR

    Drop Big Ben for Alex Smith?
    Trade Turner for CJ2K?
    Trade Austin for Fitzgerald?

    Thanks Sky!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keep Ben
      yes Turner for CJ
      Non-PPR, I wouldn’t. Austin will have more scoring opportunities.

      • Smitty says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks, and Chris Johnson needs to change his name to CJmaybe1K

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, I think we’re getting last year all over again. Not what people drafted but not worthless either. Which makes it a good time to buy.

  47. mark danger says:
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    In ppr league any chance you make this trade

    I got Arian Foster…person offering tom brad and demarco murray for him.

    Also any chance in PPR you drop Tamme for Owen Daniels?

    Any chance you drop Randall Cobb or Kendall Wright for Hawkins from bengals????

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      RE: Foster, Depends on needs and what else I have in the RB stable on the Foster trade but most likely I wouldn’t.
      RE: Tamme…meh. Pretty flat on the move
      RE: Cobb/Wright, I’d drop Wright for Hawkins.

  48. Murph says:
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    Does anyone know the extent of Bradshaw’s injury? When his projected return is?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No more news that you’ve probably found.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        Is it worth taking a shot to get him? Owner is hurting with Forte and Bradshaw down. He wants Benson or Donald Brown from my bench my other three RBs are Rice, Lynch and Murray.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d offer him Brown for Bradshaw if he’d accept that.

          • Murph says:
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            @Sky,

            Yea that was my thought too

            Will Benson’s value rise if the Packers continue to struggle passing? ok maybe struggling is an overstatement but they just dont look like the packers of last year….

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I think he’s a Flex play most weeks just like Brown but I think he’ll have a more consistent shot at the endzone in that offense

  49. mark danger says:
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    Rest of season flaco or dalton?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Had them in the same tier in my rankings but I like the talent more in BAL so Flacco

    • Andrew Nordmeier

      Andrew Nordmeier says:
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      @mark danger, Flacco looks comfortbale in the no-huddle so far so it looks like a no-brainer to me.

  50. Cheeeeeeeeze says:
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    should I buy low on McFadden? I can get him for Forte right now!???

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah not a bad idea

  51. Justin says:
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    i’ve got CJ Spiller, Trent rich, and Ray rice. Problem is i’ll need 1 more as the season continues through the bye weeks (and if fred jackson gets more work after he comes back) Right now I can pick up McGahee for Eric Decker. Decker hasnt been the sleeper i expected…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have no problem owning McGehee there

  52. Adam says:
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    14 team, +.5 PPR

    Pick 2 to play at TE/FLEX….Pettigrew, Martellus Bennett, or Brandon Gibson.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d play the two TE

  53. Adam says:
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    And in a +1 PPR

    Pick 2 to play at WR/FLEX…..Bowe @ NO, Harvin vs SF, Floyd vs ATL.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bowe/Harvin

  54. Justin says:
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    out of these three, non-ppr, which two would you start this week? CJ Spiller, Ray Rice, Trent Richardson.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rice/Spiller

  55. Jeff says:
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    Hey Sky,
    I just added Mathews, Dwyer and Fitz through a trade. How do think I should set it up? I grabbed Fitz, Mathews, Dwyer b/c they have so much talent and it only cost me Colston, Charles, and D Brown. Thanks!
    RB(2): Doug Martin, Michael Bush, Darren Sproles, Ryan Mathews, Jon Dwyer
    WR(2):Dez Bryant, Kenny Britt, Greg Jennings, Larry Fitzgerald
    Flex(1) any extra from above

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Martin/Bush/Bryant/Fitz/Sproles

      • Jeff says:
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        Thanks!

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