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Ugh.  My bench calls last week, in a way to sum them up, is like the Vikings this season.  AP has to go through an unimaginable tragedy, then there’s rumors of him being traded, then they bring in a scrapheap of a QB in Josh Freeman who is going to start.  On a lighter note, ESPN wants the head of whomever scheduled the Monday Night Football games this year.  Wait – that’s lighter?  Ummm, yea if Joe Pesci is the head-deliverer!

I hated going into LSD this week.  Haha, a sentence I never thought I’d say… But yeah, it was a brutal week, and despite utterly clobbering the other Razzball Writers and being one of the handful of teams undefeated in RCLs, I just can’t quite seem to hit my stride in Last Second Decisions so far this year.  But what is hitting its stride is RCL Basketball, and we’re gearing up for the best and biggest season we’ve ever had over there on hoops.  If you need your fantasy get-me-over when NFL is over and until Baseball and daily Grey-dates (what I call Grey updates, but now realize that sounds like a Cougar dating site term), hoops is you perfect go-to through the second half of Winter to early Spring.

As painful as it is, looking at last week’s picksJoe Flacco was my only real home run.  And it was barely a home run.  Like a Nori Aoki homer.  What does that tell you.  At least DeAngelo Williams had over 100 yards and a really solid PPR week too.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis got 86 on the ground, I think that’s a push, then I blew it with DeAndre Hopkins and Austin Pettis.  Pettis is dead to me.  Then to my benchers… and it gets worse.  My only win there was Anquan Boldin.  But bench calls for Matthew Stafford, Larry Fitzgerald (last Sunday), Stevan Ridley and Vincent Jackson were all catastrophes.  Clear cut 1-4 there.  Hey that’s still better than the Giants!  Hopefully I break out of mediocrity and failure with who I like in week 7 and their % started in ESPN and Yahoo, respectively (NOTE – these are not always recommendations for 1-for-1 swaps, just guys I like who are understarted and guys I hate overstarted):

POSSIBLE STARTERS

Nick Foles (25.6%, 40%)  He’s a boom or bust play this week, but I’m leaning towards boom against the league-leader in QB fantasy points against – America’s Team.  Chip Kelly will keep his high-paced offense going, keeping both defenses tired and scoring aplenty.  I’m starting Foles with confidence.

Joseph Randle (32.4%, 34%)  In that same game, I think the Cowboys win this one and try to keep Kelly’s offense off the field with a heavy dose of Randle in his first career start.  Also a guy I have for my DraftKings lineups this week, I think Randle is virtually a must-start flex option with the amount of work he’ll get in a pretty good matchup.

Kris Durham (0.2%, 3%)  With Ryan Broyles officially dead to me after fizzling out given a great opportunity, and Calvin Johnson looking like he’s much closer to full strength, I think it will leave Durham a lot of room in what should be a great game with Cincy coming into town.  Luckily it’s in Ford Field and not in that typhoon we saw Tom Brady try to play in two weeks ago, and I have a feeling the Bengals get a lead.  While his average of 10.5 targets the past two weeks probably won’t carry over, I think with Megatron healthier, he’ll get 8-9 quality targets and not being forced the ball.  A nice deep league play, and I have him going in two leagues.

Fred Jackson (40.5%, 52%)  I’m going higher up in the %s than usual with picking Jackson rather than my usual deeper sleepers, but I was shocked at how low his %-start percentage is this week.  I guess there is some concern that he had his first single-digit fantasy outing last week, but therein lies what should be a lack of concern!  Dude put up double digits in his first 5 games!  Starter in all leagues.

Coby Fleener (16.2%, 20%)  This is your last chance, dawg!  With hands made out of MegaMan cannons, Fleener is dropping em like they’re hot worse than Sean Connery dropping mercenaries on Alcatraz.  Man that movie makes no sense.  But is just so damn fun!  Anyway, in the Peyton/Luck Bowl, I think everyone can agree the Colts will need to pass frequently and the Broncs give up lots of points to TEs and if Fleener can wash his hands from all the Crisco he dips his gloves in, he’ll be fine.  A nice Jimmy Graham fill in or deeper play.

 

SON OF A BENCH

Colin Kaepernick (60.0%, 56%) Well, if my bench calls are going to go so bad, I might as well pick a QB I need to win me a game in a tough league this week, right?  Right?!  Cure of the reverse jynx!  Listen, I am not too optimistic on SanFran C.K. in what should be a slog-fest of short runs and dude’s on the ground.  Kinda like the Black Plague. The Titans give up the 4th-least points to fantasy QBs and I think Kaepernick is on the outside looking in of fantasy starters.

Stevan Ridley (71.8%, 49%)  I’m going double-or-nothing on this one!  After a surprise breakout last week, the Pats go to the Jets who really wreaked havoc on their offense in week 2.  Given some of that was the rain, but I think with Gronk (likely) back out there, the Pats try to get their passing game in synch and Ridley doesn’t get as many carries as fantasy owners would hope.  Not buying the bounce back quite yet.

Dwayne Bowe (41.%, 44%)  As much as I wish this was Thursday and I could’ve put Larry Fitzgerald as another double-or-nothing bust pick (and been right!), I’m sticking with Bowe as a guy you still shouldn’t be starting in virtually any 12-team or under league.  The Texans, despite being awful, have given up the fewest points to opposing WRs and I don’t see any way this isn’t a 20-3 type game with the Texans starting some dude at QB that sounds like a porn star.  It’s going to borrrrrrrring.  No thanks on Bowe.

James Jones (28.5%, 24%)  At the time of this writing (wee hours of Sunday morning), JJ seems pretty unlikely to suit up, and with a 4:25 kick-off, there’s no way I’d want to be stuck letting him roll in my last WR or Flex spot unless I had another late-game option ready to go.  I’ll miss him this week on my undefeated Writer’s League team, but nabbed Kris Durham and hoping the power of LSD gets me highhhhh – point totals (acronym puns are so fun)!

Maurice Jones-Drew (69.7%, 60%)  I struggled with this one, and couldn’t find anyone better so went with an obvious option.  Sue me.  Sure he looked pretty good last week as the Jags didn’t get full American History X-ed by the Broncos like everyone thought, but I don’t see another good game here.  Pretty easy bench if you have decent options.

If you have any last second decisions, shoot some comments below or tweet me @jbgilpin – and remember I’m going to be a little slower getting to them but I’ll get to everything well before kickoff!   Good luck in week 7!

From Around The Web

  1. Blake says:
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    PPR League – I have 3 WR slots and no flex

    Andre Johnson
    Jordy Nelson
    TY Hilton
    Keenan Allen
    Brian Hartline

    Which one should I start at my WR slots? I am pretty sure of Andre and Jordy but wasn’t sure about the last one.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Blake: hilton

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Blake: Yeah I agree, top three guys

  2. Snake Hips says:
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    Who to start at my Flex? Non-ppr:
    MJD
    Stacy
    Miles Austin
    Stevie Johnson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Snake Hips: Hmmmm, I think still MJD there, Don’t like any of those other guys.

  3. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    J. Rodgers or Mathews at RB in 1 pt PR league?

    Which two of the following WRs should I start- Sanu, K. Wright, Collie, T. Austin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: I think Mathews. Then Sanu and Wright

  4. Turbo says:
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    .5 PPR

    Pick 2.

    Ruben Randel, Terrance Williams, Jarrett Boykin

    PS. I’m also starting Dez.

    Thx!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Turbo: Think I’d still leave out Boykin… Gives you a nice Cowboy Combo – no prob!

  5. drew says:
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    PPR: Z. Stacy or Le’Veon… Also PPR, Kenbrell or Kris Durham? ty sir

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @drew: I’d go Le’Veon. Whewwwww, other one is close. Think I roll the dice on Durham. Np good sir!

  6. PPR pick 3:
    J.Thomas
    J.Cameron
    J.Blackmon
    K.Allen

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @vultures: Leaving out Allen there. Nice guys to pick from!

  7. Baren says:
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    I’m torn: Brady or Foles today?

    • Bill_Buckner says:
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      @Baren: can’t decide between Matt Ryan and Brandon Weeden today. Ryan is clearly the better QB, but with Julio & Roddy out, he has no one to throw to. Legit concern or an I getting too cute?

      Thanks

      • Bill_Buckner says:
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        @Bill_Buckner: didn’t mean to post that to you, my bad. Was intending to ask JB/Sky

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Bill_Buckner: No prob! While indeed it’s a legit concern, I don’t think it’s enough of a downgrade to go to Weeden. Still has Gonzo and Douglas and decent RBs.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Baren: I’d still go Brady there. Gronk back will help

  8. Bryan says:
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    Pick 3..

    Trent Richardson
    Ray Rice
    Garcon
    Josh Gordon

    Thanks!

    • T A says:
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      @Bryan: You’re in a similar spot as me. I’m leaning towards benching Pierre.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan: I’d actually bench Trent Richardson. Lots of throwing in the Peyton Luck bowl.

  9. T A says:
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    Roster set except for flex. I need to bench one of these:
    Jordy Nelson
    Pierre Garcon
    Josh Gordon
    CJ Spiller

    Short rush TDs worth 4, short TD rec worth 3. Bonuses at 25 and 50 yard TDs make them worth 6 and 9 + the yardage points.

    I like all the WRs this week and worried that Spiller will underperform again. Thanks.

    • Mandy says:
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      @T A: I’d bench spiller if it was my squad

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @T A: Think I’m benching Spiller as well. Needs to get healthy.

  10. Mandy says:
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    Std league for this week pick 1 rb, 1 wr and one flex
    Stacy Mcgahee
    Steve smith, Keenan Allen, ty Hilton
    Thanks boss

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mandy: I’d go McGahee Smith and Hilton

      • Zandy says:
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        @JB Gilpin: hey jb! I’m in a similar boat but was thinking Stacy Allen and Hilton… What’s your thought process? Stacy against Carolina worries you? Chargers go up early and run the ball? Thanks man!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Zandy: Yeah my Panthers front 7 do look really good and I trust no one on the Rams. And I still think Smith is a solid WR2 despite inconsistency, just trust him a tad more than Allen, even though I like Allen.

  11. Dave The Barber says:
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    OK so I have Gronk, Finley, and Joseph Randle. Unfortunately I only have one TE spot and one Flex. Who do I bench?

    • Dave The Barber says:
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      @Dave The Barber: Oh yeah it’s a .5 ppr league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave The Barber: I think I’m leaving out Finley.

      • Dave The Barber says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You don’t think he’s gonna get a ton of targets with Jones and Cobb out? Or do you think he just isn’t going to produce with those targets due to coverage designations/lack of skills/injury susceptibility?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dave The Barber: Little bit of both. I feel like this situation played out for Finley last year with WR injuries and it didn’t work out.

          • Dave The Barber says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Roger that brother. I feel you.

            • Dave The Barber says:
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              @Dave The Barber: What about this … RGIII or Tannehill against Buffalo?

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Dave The Barber: I think I still play RG3. Tannehill has upside, but could be an ugly game

  12. Johnny says:
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    0.5 ppr. Which 3 WR do I start? A.Brown, V.Cruz, P.Garcon, K. Allen

    • Mandy says:
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      @Johnny: brown Cruz and garçon in my book

      • Dave The Barber says:
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        @Mandy: Allen is playing Jax and has been coming up big lately … I wouldn’t sit him.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: Agree with Mandy, all three of those guys above Allen are too good, even though I like Allen

  13. Jimmy says:
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    Two questions:
    Non-PPR League
    Jay Cutler or Nick Foles?
    Trent Richardson or Keenan Allen?
    Thank you!

    • Mandy says:
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      @flex: @Jimmy: I rolling cutler over foles. Tough call on the second trich is safer play in my opinion

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jimmy: I’d go Foles. Then I might roll the dice on Allen, pretty low on Richardson this week

  14. flex says:
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    i nam going with jerome simpson over bowe or hopkins in a 1 ppr league is this how you see it?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @flex: Interesting… I think that’s a solid move actually

  15. Scott Steelers says:
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    Happy Football Sunday to all! Should I sneak Jerome Simpson in over MJD, Spiller, or Bernard? Its in a league I care less about…. its half point per recep

    • Mandy says:
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      @Scott Steelers: I’d prob roll with gob in my opinion

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Happy Sunday! I think I still roll Spiller in that situation.

  16. G Penny says:
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    .5 PPR League; Pick three of these four:

    GIo Bernard, Ryan Mathews, Jason Witten, Jordan Cameron

    Right now I have Mathews on the bench, but some are predicting him to put up significantly more points than Gio… and I’d play both but I have Witten and Cameron clogging up my TE and Flex slots.

    • Mandy says:
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      @G Penny: Im leaning Cameron, witten and gob but defer to jb

      • G Penny says:
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        @Mandy: I tend to agree with you… but just watch Mathews slash the Jags apart to the tune of 150 yards and 2 TDs on 25 attempts today. I have an eerie feeling. God I hope I’m wrong.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @G Penny: I actually would bench Gio myself. Too much upside for those TEs in good matchups. Have a Mathews feeling too

  17. Not good says:
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    My wr’s are a mess right now. Do I play c.shorts with the injury concerns, or pick d.hopkins,jacoby nes, Stephen hill. Not much else available, thanks

    • Mandy says:
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      @Not good: eh ugly. No talib has me thinking hill is the best of the bunch. Not sure how much case Keenum will light it up…. Shorts is injury is rough given the juicy matchup. I’d watch news closely but could see rolling hill out there

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Not good: I think I’s stick with Shorts myself, but yeah, ugly

  18. Charles says:
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    Need 2:

    Bowe
    Thompkins
    K Allen
    S Johnson

    Thanks!

    • Mandy says:
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      @Charles: Allen for sure and even with gronk I think thompkins has a shot at a td

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charles: Agree, I’d go Allen and KT

  19. Johnny says:
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    0.5 ppr. Which 3 WR do you start? A.Brown, P. Garcon, V. Cruz, K. Allen.

    • Mandy says:
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      @Johnny: brown garçon and Cruz. I love Allen but those guys are more established and safer plays still with upside

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Johnny: I’d leave out Allen as well

      • Johnny says:
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        @JB Gilpin: my gut says Allen over garcon, but my friends/you guys say different. I’m benching Allen. Thanks for the replies!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Johnny: No prob! If your gut is telling something to ya, sometimes you gotta listen to it!

  20. cubjet says:
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    Bilal Powell or le’veon Bell?

    Greg Olson or Jerome Simpson?

    • Mandy says:
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      @cubjet: I think bell and simpson

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @cubjet: Agree, Bell and Simp

  21. cubjet says:
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    Both PPR leagues.

  22. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    What is the deal with Amendola he got dropped in my league but I thought it was just a concussion I know those can be tricky. Is he worth stashing?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: Probably. Depends on league depth, short benches in 10 teamers might not, but deeper, definitely

    • the imp says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: As an Amendola owner, I’m holding my breath to hear some news, but for now he should still be 100% owned. If you can hold him on the bench without giving up a player you like, I’d do it. He’s on my until I’m forced to take a zero or get worse news.

  23. Apiatt34 says:
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    Pick two…

    A. Johnson
    Garcon
    Jeffrey

    Also, Richardson or Randle? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Apiatt34: Might actually leave out Johnson there. I like Jeffery a lot despite last week. Then Still Richardson there.

  24. walter sobchek says:
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    1-5 record looking to make a run. In .5 ppr who you flexing zac stacy and his Boring 70 yards or taking a chance on terrence williams in a shootout? Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @walter sobchek: I’d take the chance on Williams. Good luck man, get outta that funk!

  25. the imp says:
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    As a CAR guy, how are you looking at Olsen these days? He is festering on our 12 team waivers due to the couple of bad games and injury concerns, but will surely be picked up again if he returns to form. Is this the week for that or would you go with Reed’s health and upside and reassess next week (PPR)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @the imp: I think I’d still play Olsen, he’s inconsistent but I like him more

      • the imp says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the reply. So you think he is healthier this week or is it more about not trusting Reed yet?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @the imp: I am just not all in on Reed like a lot of people seem to be….

          • the imp says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Thanks for the input. Reed is definitely just more interesting only because he is more unknown and gets called a Hernandez-lite by a few (hopefully for one field, rather than off field behavior). I need upside this week and don’t think Olsen is healthy, but I won’t be surprised if I make a switch next week….low end TE1 world has been more than annoying for me the last two seasons. Last year it was VD, so it was even harder to pull a trigger and make a change.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @the imp: I hear ya… Hope it works out man!

  26. Pete says:
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    Decker or Allen in my flex slot in PPR?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Still Decker

  27. Barker says:
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    I am starting cecil shorts at my wr3 spot with marshall and randle because i have no better options with amendola and colston on the bench

    Options on the WW jacoby jones( count ret yards ) kendall wright hill simpson mike williams sanders

    I would be dropping pierre thomas to pick one of these guys up so in all should i stick with shorts and if he is not playing which of these guys is the best play

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: 1/5 ppr

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Barker: I think you gotta hold Thomas and roll with Shorts

  28. Ditka vs God says:
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    JB, happy Snday to you! Guessing you like Brandon Jacobs better than MJD? Hate these Monday night games and having to wait to plug a guy in the last game of the week.

    Thank you in advance sir!

    • the imp says:
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      @Ditka vs God: Jacobs is questionable for Monday night after not practicing on Saturday. Personally, I’d be tempted to avoid with a suitable (though less upside to be sure) option like MJD.

      • Ditka vs God says:
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        @the imp: Thanks man. It’s quite the pickle.

        • the imp says:
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          @Ditka vs God: I agree with JB that you could do a last minutes switch if your league rules allow a Monday night pickup. I really don’t think he will play, but whoever starts for NYG could do better than MJD. Maybe depends on whether you need floor or ceiling this week.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ditka vs God: Tough one… I think I would roll Jacobs if you have one expendable guy on your bench. Then if something happens and he’s a shocking inactive, you can pick up the scrubs they’d have to play instead.

      • Ditka vs God says:
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        @JB Gilpin: good call. You play to win the game, right?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Ditka vs God: The Vikes run D is who we thought they were!

          • Ditka vs God says:
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            @JB Gilpin: haha! Just picked up Michael Cox as insurance in case Jacobs can’t go. Dropping Edelman was no big whoop, he hasn’t impressed me yet anywho.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Ditka vs God: I hear ya, still think Edelman can have some nice games, but think it helps ya ensure a W this week

  29. SMLV1 says:
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    Pick 3 to start at WR. Standard league.

    Aj Green
    Torrey Smith
    Keenan Allen
    Mike Wallace

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @SMLV1: I’d leave out Wallace

  30. Pete says:
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    Kerley, Boykin, Simpson, Gibson, LaFell, or Woods in PPR?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Simpson

  31. Scott Steelers says:
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    2 more questions
    Do I really bench Andre for Keenan Allen?
    And
    Pick ONE
    Woodhead vs Jax
    MJD vs Chargers
    Stacy vs Panthers
    Ridley vs jets

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Coin flip. I mighta said something different above, but I think Allen would be my play if I was looking at an uphill climb kinda week. Then Woodhead. Effin Woodhead. I was way off thinking he’d be a non-factor this year.

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: that Simpson issue was in another league than this one

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: goin MJD. Blackmon and shorts open it up for him. Otheethan last week jags been good vs RBs recieving

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott Steelers: I hear ya, it’s pretty close, but not ready to go MJD over Woody

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott Steelers: Woodhead a great start!

          • Scott Steelers says:
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            @JB Gilpin: son of a! And cutler hurt saweeeeet

  32. ashtray says:
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    Standard scoring 12 team

    Which 3 rb should I play:

    Rice
    Morris
    Lacy
    Stacy
    Candle

    Thanks!

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: good old auto correct. Its RANDLE. Not candle

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ashtray: Haha, candle in the wind! I would play the top three.

  33. Heraldo says:
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    Standard League:
    Now that Fred Davis has been declared out, start Jordan Reed?
    Or Heath Miller?

    Or we have a WR/TE spot, start both over one of Terrance Williams or Jerome Simpson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heraldo: I’d go Reed there. And nah, still TWill in flex.

  34. JohnRamboJr says:
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    I need to start 2 WR and a Flex. Who do you like this weekend. A. Brown, B. Marshall, E. Decker, J. Blackmon, Gio?

    I’m leaning towards J Black in my flex, but E Decker should do well w/ Peyton wanting to show Isray up. Thoughts?
    Thanks in advance,
    JRJ

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JohnRamboJr: Mannnn close one. Might actually go Marshall Decker and Blackmon. I know Brown has been huge lately, just have a feeling those are your 3

      • JohnRamboJr says:
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        Thanks broski!!

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @JohnRamboJr: No prob good luck today!

  35. Grant says:
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    Do you still start Calvin Johnson today? He is making me nervous considering it was a game time decision. Also the Bengals D is legit. I have Demaryius Thomas on the bench ready to go if need be.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Grant: Man nice decision to have! I feel like DT hasn’t had a big game lately, might roll with him

  36. mH says:
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    Need to start 2:

    Alshon Jeffery
    H. Nicks
    J. Randle

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mH: Hmmmmm. Non PPR leaving out Jeffery, PPR leaving out Randle

      • mH says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks.. non ppr league… tough call when I only bench Jeffery when he’s solid

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @mH: Haha I hear ya man. I think he has nice upside, but Randle does too. Take out Alshon’s catches and I think it’s the RB. Good luck this week!

  37. ALLEN says:
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    I am struggling here….Big Ben, Colin Kaep, or Tannehill? awful options. No Foles or Eli available

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ALLEN: Mehhhhh, still Kaepernick even though I’m down on him this week

  38. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    PPR league trying to decide on WR#3

    Mike Williams vs Atl
    Kris Duurham vs Cin
    Stevie Johnson vs Miami

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Cooper Clux Clan: I’d roll the dice on Durham

      • Cooper Clux Clan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I like that too. He has Stafford so that’ll cut into his points if applicable.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Cooper Clux Clan: Sweet, yea hopefully he throws 3 TDs all the DUrham!

  39. DP says:
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    Terrence Williams or an injured Shorts? Also should I roll the dice with Gronk or play Heath Miller?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DP: I’d go TWill and Gronk

  40. Nate Dog says:
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    Love this site… In mexico and no access to anything but razzball! Pick 3 PPR
    ALSHON, Keenan, Torrey, harry Douglas and rueben randle?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nate Dog: Thanks man! I’d go those top three, I know Douglas has some upside being the lead guy, but like those other 3 more. Viva la Sunday!

  41. Jay says:
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    Ben Tate or Jordan Reed for a flex?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: Hmmm, I’m not as big on Reed as I’ve seen him pumped up, but I think I go him over Tate.

  42. Jman says:
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    Garcon or k Allen?? 0.5 ppr.
    I have chargers televised and that might sway my decision if it’s such a toss up. But garcon had 15 targets last week. Can’t decide!!!

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Jman: I’d still play Garcon… I know it’s fun watching your guys and wouldn’t fault playing him though! Just think Garcon gets more work.

  43. Pete says:
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    Heath Miller or Olsen in PPR?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pete: Olsen

  44. tony nuts says:
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    .5 ppr and six pt passing tds – Lafell or r randle? I’m playing against cam newton.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tony nuts: Eh I still think I play Randle though. I don’t trust LaFell as a starter in most leagues

  45. Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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    Which one running back should I start? MJD, Lev’eon bell, or Snelling?

  46. Frank says:
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    1) 12tm half ppr, need 2 of these (1wr spot, 1 flex) – Stacy, Simpson, LaFell, Durham, Dobson

    2) 12tm full ppr, need 2 – Shorts (playing, but not 100%), Simpson, LaFell

    Shorts’ health concerns me, but so does Simpson although vs a bad defense but Freeman’s first start.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Frank: 1) Durham and Simpson 2) Shorts. I know Shorts is banged up, but helps spread your bets a tad too

  47. guidedbyvoices says:
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    whats up JB….I wont hold last wk against you-you convinced me to sit Fitzgerald and Ridley but talked me into starting Stafford.And overall youve been money for me personally,so….

    non ppr flex,start Jeffery or Hilton?

    ppr flex,Jeffery or Ridley,Edelman or L. Bell?

    ppr pts league….Stacy,L. Bell or Vincent Brown?

    thnks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: Haha – well at least I was 1 outta 3! I’m an elite MLB hitter! Seriously though – glad I’ve been helpful. Man – tough one out the gate, I go Hilton. 2 – I’d go Jeffery and Bell. 3 – Bell again. Ugh I’ve said Bell a lot today, hope it pans out!

  48. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 ppr, J. Randle or L. Miller?

    Std scoring w/ bonus, pick 2 out of Nicks, R. Randle or T. Williams?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I’d go Randle. Going big with him today. Then I’d leave out Randle in that second one

  49. Chris says:
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    B. Bolden or B. Jacobs
    Standard scoring

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I’d go Jacobs, as long as I could have an emergency plan-B. But I think he plays.

  50. Mike says:
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    Considering benching d Thomas for Keenan Allen. Crazy, at least I get the targets w Allen. .5pt ppr

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha – a little crazy. DT hasn’t had a big game, think he’s due. But Allen has been money lately, so I’ll retract crazy. But still would go DT

  51. frankgrimes says:
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    Gronkalicious! How many TDs does he score this week 2? 3?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @frankgrimes: 17! Haha. Think he gets 1

  52. The Thumb says:
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    Double guessing myself like crazy trying to decide who to start as a fill in for Graham. Fleener, Clay, or J. Reed?

    I have Reed right now, feeling it’s time for a touchdown.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @The Thumb: I’d go Fleener for the upside. I know Reed has the buzz right now, but have a feeling on Fleener in that showdown.

  53. John Olerud says:
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    PPR League:

    Start 1:

    MJD
    Joseph Randle
    Jordan Reed
    Hartline

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @John Olerud: I’d go Randle. Going big on him!

  54. Harris says:
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    Hartline or Lafell?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Harris: I’d do Hartline

  55. Nick says:
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    last minute, k Thompkins, L bell or powell at flex (I have Leveon in now) !!??? standard scoring non-ppr

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Yeah I’d go Bell too… He better do well I’ve said Bell like 15 times this morning!

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: im switching to Powell with Goodson out! Just don’t think LeVeon will get it going against Pitt D

      • Nick says:
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        @Mike: @Nick: sorr, Balty D!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Nick: Hah you fixed it right when I said that! Good luck today!

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Nick: You mean against Ravens D? haha. Yeah don’t blame ya it’s close!

  56. The Thumb says:
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    Pick one: Nelson, Gio, Lamar Miller, Jacobs

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Nelson still. Hope Haden does rock him. No prob!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Thumb: Haha – meant doesn’t*

  57. Mike says:
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    Nate Washington w locker over terrance Williams or thomkins

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Nahhhhh, I’m not a big Washington guy… Unless you’re talking Kerry Washington! I’d go TWill

  58. Allan says:
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    JB,
    Would you give lacy and steve smith to get adrian peterson? My rb’s right now are t. richardson, lacy, ellington, and s. greene. My wr’s are smith, k. allen, m. williams, r. randle. I hesitate because were in a 16 team league so there are basically no available wr to replace smith with. I’d have to hope my remaining 3 receivers are enough. Thanks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allan: Yeah I would do that one even as a big Lacy fan

  59. Nick says:
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    Hey Man, should i drop Powell for Ivory? The Jets look like they are going to utilize Ivory for ROS, based on this game vs. NE (pending injury)….I’m in 10-team league so I do not think Powell (or even Ivory) will be a starter but I think I’d rather have Ivory on my bench the way there using them today…

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: @Nick: Also available in Roy Helu, B Gibson or Kerely…I can drop Hartline too…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Man that one’s tough… I think I would and try to hold Hartline – dropping Powell

  60. Wilsonian says:
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    Drop Anyone for Jordan Reed?

    Here’s my team:

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Sproles
    TE – J.Graham
    W/R – Decker
    W/R/T – Gordon
    BN – R.Wilson
    BN – Bennett
    BN – Gio
    BN – CJnoK
    BN – Harvin
    BN – Douglas
    IR – Vereen

    I want Reed on this team, especially with a TE flex position, and for backup in case Graham gets hurt. I’d drop Bennett for him but I can’t since I played him this week and Yahoo’s stupid rules won’t let me drop him until tomorrow, and I’m afraid I might miss the boat if I don’t do something today. Anyone see anything?

    6 points per TD (rushing/passing), 0.5 PPR, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing.

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      @Wilsonian: I was going to say Bennett until I kept reading. We can’t add til Tuesdays in our league, so it can be even worse. Since you use Gordon in the flex, you could probably role the dice and drop Douglas if you really want him as an RB could go into the flex if you needed Gordon to start, though Douglass had a nice game too.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wilsonian: I know you can’t wait, but if Cutler is going to miss a few weeks, Bennett is the easy drop (even though i know McCown threw him a TD this week). Douglas is the second option with your receivers stacked like that, I know coming off a great game though…

  61. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey JB, not leaving you much time here but should I drop McG for Jacobs and play him over T-Rich?

    My opponent has a 3 pt lead, I have D Thomas and T Rich left and he has Cruz tomorrow night

    .5 ppr

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nightpandas: Nah I’d go Trich. Feeling less optimistic about Jacobs now with some reports coming out this afternoon

  62. ColtsFan says:
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    Ha! Enjoyed the Ben Folds reference. Looking forward to week 8 because I know I won’t be disappointed by T Richardson.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ColtsFan: Haha I hear ya! Yeah had a feeling he’d be bad in this one, but didn’t see Brown getting that much work. Go Colts!

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