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Well, despite it only being a measly three weeks into the season, it feels like every owner is dealing with a handful of questionables in their line-ups this morning – much to the chagrin to those of us wanting to pregame like we’re in college for our noon football game.  And to those of us with guys in late games.  I mean, c’mon I don’t want to have to watch Chris Berman for three straight hours to get reports on who’s playing!  Although, I wouldn’t mind listening to him on commercial breaks…

It’s already gotten into that time of year when you have to make last second decisions based on news reports coming out mere hours before kickoff.  Right now, I’m torn on Larry Fitzgerald.  Sure everything points to him playing, but is this another Roddy White limited game?  I’m moving Fitz down a few pegs.  And past Fitz there’s a whole Seattle slew of other guys with question marks we will know more about (but still not enough) as we approach kick-off.  That’s why we have the comments section!  I’ll be here all morning with my thoughts on your line-up decisions, along with some picks below.

Last week was a nice return to form with Philip Rivers going nuts like it’s 2006, Ben Tate racking up over 100 total yards, and Ahmad Bradshaw having his biggest fantasy game on the season with Trent Richardson coming into town.  Brian Hartline‘s 5 for 68 was pretty decent so a push, but Rueben Randle really disappointed.  I’ll take a 3-1-1 any day.  For my benchers, David Wilson… oh it just feels so good.  Feels so, so good to be so right on David Wilson.  It even made Nick close down his David Wilson hot tub.  I feel like I could retire after last week’s LSD (haha never realized the abbreviation for Last Second Decisions was that great).  Enough gloating – Ryan Mathews was as Dennis Green would say “what we thought he was!” so a nice win there, but Torrey Smith and Daryl Richardson both narrowly put up double-digit PPR games, then I was way wrong on Mike Wallace.  Overall though, a pretty strong week.  Here’s who I like in week 3 (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

Philip Rivers (14.9%, 14%) I’m going double or nothing!  After hitting it big with my Rivers call last week, I’m actually playing Rivers over Russell Wilson this week in a 6-pt pass TD league.  He tore apart the Titans last year for 284 yards and three touches, and I think he can do something akin to that this week.  Eddie Royal is really emerging (even though I’m not sold he needs to be starting this week) and Antonio Gates is playing like it’s the mid-2000s and he’s gonna drop a 40-burger.  I’m rolling the dice on him keeping up his hot start.

Bernard Pierce (20.8%, 30%) Ray Rice is officially doubtful, and starting Pierce should be definite.  He’s one of the best RBs in the league without a starting job, and since he’s getting the nod this week, I don’t see any way a fantasy owner with Pierce wouldn’t be starting him.  The Texans D isn’t quite as formidable as it once was.

Tyler Eifert (6.3%, 8%) As I mentioned in my DraftKings picks this week (and if you’re looking for a little weekly cash game, play for as little as $1!  I’m in a $2 contest where you win a grand if you beat everyone!  That’s what I’m doing since I’m broke…) I think Eifert has a huge game this week.  He looked friggin’ fantastic on Monday Night last week and the Packers have always had their struggles covering TEs.  In a game where you’d assume the Bengals would need to go pass heavy, I think he’s the most dynamic receiver besides the obviously elite A.J. Green.  Eifert is a bit of a gamble, but I think could be a big home run sleeper.

DeAndre Hopkins (15.4%, 34%) Yahoo is going nuts for him – and I tend to agree.  Love what we saw in clutch situations from the rookie last week, and I think this game against the Ravens is going to feature more scoring than you would tend to expect.  Andre Johnson is going to draw his normal share of heavy coverage, but Hopkins getting a whopping 13 targets last week has me seeing another big outing ahead.

Miles Austin (16.7%, 36%) I loved him in week 1, didn’t like him in week 2 against a formerly underrated Chiefs D, and like him again in week 3 where I think he’s extremely understarted, especially in PPR leagues.  St. Louis has done a great job at limiting opposing backs on the ground (26 RB carries from the Cardinals for 86 yards in week 1 and 16 for 36 yards against the Falcons in week 2 – given Stephen Jackson got hurt) and I think Murray will have trouble getting the ‘Boys moving in the run game.  Austin has shown he can be a move-the-chains type receiver while Dez Bryant gets the ball downfield, and I see that dynamic again this week.

SON OF A BENCH

Roddy White (72.0%, 30%) We’re done, Roddy!  We’re done until you show me something!  I seem to remember saying something along those lines to my Christian girlfriend in high school… Anywho, I’m adopting the fairly common analysis these days of benching Roddy until we see him have a big game/get the majority of passing play snaps, and when he breaks out of it on my bench, I’ll be happy to set it and forget it ROS.

Trent Richardson (97.9%, 79%) Listen, I know a lot of teams are going to struggle to find better replacements for their late first-round pick with the investment in him and the injuries racking up, but I think you really have to big deep and try to sit T-Rich in his Colts debut.  Everything thrown into the pot is just too much – new team, going on the road, he’ll have a limited number of plays learned from the playbook, it’s against a tough 49ers run-D, and the Niners will come out hungry after getting embarrassed on National TV last week.  One of those on it’s own is one thing, but that’s too many factors for me wanting to trust him.

Russell Wilson (49.6%, 61%) While I think Wilson will be fine once we wrap up the season, the matchup this week against the NFL’s worst Jaguars will have Wilson throwing less than Matt Harvey.  Looking back to last year’s Seahawks games and seeing what we he did against the 49ers last week, Wilson either does nothing stat-wise in blowouts (see blowing out Arizona 58-0) or goes off (the following week blowing out the Bills) and so far this year it’s been the former against the 49ers.  I’m leaning towards things getting conservative with a nice lead early, and we actually see some Christine Michael in the 2nd half, making him a super super deep play.

Maurice Jones-Drew (64.5%, 40%) Sticking with the same game, I feel a little dirty picking a bencher that seems fairly obvious, but his %-started is still so high that I’m throwing him on the board this week.  He’s questionable, it’s a late game, and it’s the Seahawks.  Oh, and MJD is on the terrible Jags.  Easy peezy.

Kyle Rudolph (83.8%, 42%) I was shocked to see Rudolph started as frequently as he is with all the emerging TEs popping up across the NFL.  I know he got a TD last week – which is what you have to bank on – but against the Browns who practice against Jordan Cameron every week, I think he will be shut down.  I’d much rather go with some of the trendy guys out of your typical top-10 plays like Eifert (see above) or Coby Fleener.

If you have any last second decisions, shoot some comments below or tweet me @jbgilpin.   Good luck in week 3!

  1. Mr.MojoRisin says:
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    Sproles or Joique?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mr.MojoRisin: Still Sproles

    • Hooverville says:
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      @Mr.MojoRisin: Definitely should’ve been Joique… no Reggie, one of the worst Run D’s in the league in Washington.

  2. Oppo Taco says:
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    Start Marlon brown rueben randle or roddy white in my flex? .5 ppr.
    Randle has the best matchup but he’s clearly behind Cruz nicks and maybe even Myers in the passing game

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d go Brown. The Panthers are awful, so I think those other 3 guys you mention will have no problem getting getting catches.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you see the ravens-texans game being pretty high scoring? houston’s D hasn’t been great so far so brown should get some looks. also would you play rivers over brady?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Oppo Taco: Yeah I do, just have a feeling it gets up there in points. Nah I’d stick with Brady, I think they bust out a little bit this week.

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @JB Gilpin: i also have Ivory on my bench. still go with brown?

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Oppo Taco: Yeah, with the PPR it breaks a pretty close tie.

        • Nick says:
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          @Oppo Taco: Brady’s staying on my bench until at least one of his two stars comes back. I’m starting Bradford which I never thought I would do.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Nick: wooooowww…. Ballsy, but definitely can’t fault ya for that.

  3. CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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    Hey buddy. Need a second opinion. Have to sit one. I’m leaning Murray because of the matchup.
    Pierce
    Murray
    DeAngelo Williams

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks Brah. I think I’m definitely starting Pierce. Probably flip a coin between D-Will/Demarco

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @CramYourCatcherQuestionsUpYourCramhole: Yup – agree. My Panthers are just so bad, I think we get down fairly early, but as I said above re: Miles Austin I think the Cowboys have trouble rushing as well.

  4. Nick says:
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    I picked up marlon brown as my wr2 in my ppr league over Cecil. E sanders and s moss and r randle are out there. If hankerson is out should I switch to moss?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Nah I’d stick with Brown.

  5. Country Blumpkin says:
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    Standard 10 teamer.

    Start Brady or Eli?

  6. Spaz says:
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    .5 PPR

    Tough spot for me this week:

    Ivory vs Buff or Snelling vs Miami, Ellington vs NO.

    Need highest upside today as Vick really put me behind 8 ball….(-6int/Td)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Spaz: I think Ellington might have the biggest upside, especially for PPR.

  7. Abe Froman says:
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    Could you help me with ROS RB ranking? Lacy, Green-Elils, Tate.

    Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Abe Froman: Definitely Lacy first, probably Green-Ellis before Tate IMO even though it won’t be pretty, obviously Tate would shoot to first if Foster got hurt.

  8. DDT says:
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    Pick my WR3 (non-PPR):
    Givens @ DAL or J. Jones @ CIN?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DDT: Jones.

  9. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Oh the Eifert call has me intrigued. In one of my leagues, I’m starting Fleener vs. SF. Would you rather go with Eifert against GB? With Allen out, I like Fleener a lot in normal matchups. SF’s defense in SF, that scares me. Although I could see Luck looking to Fleener as a safety valve.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: That’s a good one… I think I would go with Eifert for the upside. Think he shines in this game.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Word….I’m gonna go for it. Charles had a good week for me already, so I’m feeling lucky.

        Thanks JB

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: Sweet! Got Eifert in a league and in DraftKings, so I’m hoping it works out for us!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Hmm, maybe I’ll see if I can make a lineup I like on DK. I had a lineup going in Week 1 and did badly! MJD and Ridley. It was ugly.

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Shake N Bacon: Ugh rough… Although Ridley is a great value this week and I think bounces back.

  10. paulzone says:
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    t-rich or moreno? 0.5 ppr (I have demaryius thomas too if that factors into your decision at all)

    AND

    Cam or RGIII? 6 pts for pass tds

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @paulzone: Moreno and Cam.

  11. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Flex in a 0.5 PPR–T-Rich, Starks or Antonio Brown?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Ughhhh, I think I go Starks but don’t really like it.

  12. Adam Jonesin says:
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    Hey JB, I need 2 from MoJo, Gio, and Tavon. Thanks!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Adam Jonesin: I’d go Gio and Tavon. Bengals to pass a lot, think Tavon has another strong week.

  13. League of Crappy Running Backs says:
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    Tough spot with bad drafting and injuries- looking at either Montee Ball or newly-acquired Willis McGahee in my FL. Part of me says McGahee could surprise in his debut, and part of me says I’m an idiot for considering Willis McGahee. Standard league. Thanks Sky!

  14. super guy says:
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    I have to start two in a 1 point ppr. G. Bernard and F. Gore and then t. Richardson and A. Bradshaw. Also I am starting c. Clay over v. Davis in another ppr league what you think. Thank yiu.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @super guy: I think you gotta stay with Davis. So you need 2 of those 4? I’d go Gore and Gio.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @super guy: PS – with Clay at 4 as well, if Vernon is playing I go Davis, Clay obv if Vernon out.

  15. timmy riggins says:
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    whats up, hoping you can help out. Would you trade DeAndre Hopkins (WR4) for David Wilson? Would you trade A.Brown too if he counters with that? Also, do you recommend handcuffing Ridley w/Bolden or is C.Michael or M.Wheaton better stashes?

    RBs: DMartin, S.Ridley, F.Jax, L.Bell, I.Pead, K.Davis
    WR: D.Thomas, M.Wallace, Antonio Brown, Hopkins, A.Jefferey

    12-team .5PPR 3WR/2RB/Flex. 15 week season NO PLAYOFFS.

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

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      @timmy riggins: As down as I am on Wilson, he’s worth the gamble of only giving up Hopkins. Brown too I think I’d do. I kinda want to see if Michael gets in this game today like I said I think he will above. At this second Bolden.

  16. DP says:
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    Marlon Brown, Givens, Shorts or David Wilson for my Flex? Leaning Brown.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @DP: I’ve been as anti-Wilson as it comes, but I’m going with him. Panthers are terrible. Giants should have a lead and work on getting him the ball.

  17. J Money says:
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    Bradford over Wilson then? I had the same thoughts in Wilson myself but I can’t seem to be able to make the switch.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J Money: Nah I’d keep Wilson there. I think Rivers outdoes and has more upside than Bradford.

      • J Money says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB. Got another two questions for you.

        Sanders or Wright in my flex.

        Due to injuries, my RB2 must be one of the following:
        Pierre Thomas
        Andre Ellington
        Jason Snelling

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @J Money: Sanders. Then Ellington.

  18. Frank says:
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    You like Austin but would you start him over T Y Hilton? I need one for my flex with bush out. Thanks JB

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: PPR definitely, non, closer but I think still Miles.

  19. hester says:
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    One flex spot. standard 12 team league.
    David Wilson, TY Hilton, Bilal Powell, Josh Gordon, or Jermichael Finley. Im leaning heavy toward Hilton. Whatcha think?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @hester: Yeah that one is close, probably agree with ya

  20. mcgirt says:
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    wake ‘n bake has me paranoid. Luck over Bradford?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mcgirt: Hah, I go Luck still

  21. de nachos says:
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    Help to pick two from here 10 team PPR for my RB 2 and Flex? Leaning Pierce-Cruz. thanks!

    G Bernard, B Pierce, R Bush, V Cruz, R Wayne

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @de nachos: Yup I’m with ya that’d be my picks!

  22. Chris says:
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    Hello :

    Which RB to start:
    BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Jaquizz Rodgers or Fred Jackson?

    Thanks

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: Yuck – FJax

  23. de nachos says:
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    And the other, uglier league. Pick two, same thing RB2 and Flex PPR.

    Moreno is my RB1

    pick two:
    R Bush, C Ivory, A Bradshaw (ugh), M Ball, Ogbannaya, G Jennings

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @de nachos: Bush unlikely to play, so Ivory and Jennings for me.

  24. Donruss says:
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    Bernard Pierce or Steve Smith from the Panthers as a flex play?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Donruss: Pierce, not too close for me.

      • Donruss says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thx

  25. Jay says:
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    Randle or Woodhead for flex, 1 pt ppr.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jay: I’d stick with Randle there.

  26. Do we know for sure that Bush is out? I’m seeing conflicting reports.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @James R: I don’t think it’s set in stone, virtually everything I’ve seen is “unlikely”

      • @JB Gilpin: Ok, I just saw that Detroit officially report him “out”.

        Good thing I got Joique.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @James R: Yup just saw the inactive as well. Yup nice job getting both!

  27. foster says:
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    Rolling Eifert over Rudolph, thanks!

    who is my wr2 this week: m.brown vs. e.sanders vs. b.hartline? thank you.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @foster: Sweet! I’m feeling good on that one. I’d still go Hartline as your #2

  28. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    I hate questions as expansive as what I’m about to ask but, choose two:

    Trent Richardson
    David Wilson
    Knowshon Moreno
    Bernard Pierce (assuming Rice is out, I’ll check)

    Things were supposed to be easy when I drafted AP, Richardson, and Wilson 1-2-3!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Kobayashi Maru: Yeah Rice is out. Moreno and Pierce for me… Yeah Wilson is making me look smart so far!

  29. Frank says:
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    12tm full ppr – 2rb, 3wr, te, r/w/t.

    McCoy played already leaving me with CJ at Rb2 and sproles at flex. Joique and Bilal on my bench.. does Joique get the start over cj or sproles?

    Wrs are Hilton, givens, shorts (and Amendola)

    Also – have Vernon who is quest at 4 and Eifert on bench. Torn on what to do with Vernon.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: Nah I’d roll out your stars there at RB. Wow, I didn’t think they would be so pessimistic on Vernon, but that late game and “true game time decision” has me going Eifert now.

  30. Ron says:
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    Cmon JBG, help a 1-1 team get a win. Need 1 of these for .5 PPR

    D-Rich
    M. Austin
    Gio
    Gordon

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ron: Hah. Going Miles.

  31. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Hey JB, can I get your thoughts on Ryan Broyles?

    I’m looking for an upside WR to be my #4/5. One of my guys has a bye next week, so starting there is a possibility but not a necessity. Right now I’ve got D.Moore but I just don’t see trusting him in my lineup after using him as a flex in week 2 and getting a big fat zero.

    What’s the upside for Broyles this year, and how consistent will he be in that Lions lineup?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: I like Broyles over Moore ROS indeed. I think he is eased back in, doesn’t play too many snaps this week but gets some targets, week 4 another slow week, week 5 at GB may be the week he breaks out.

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB.

        On a different team I’m looking for a flex play this week (PPR), who do you like from these guys?

        Snelling, F.Jackson, Randle, or Woodhead.

  32. Principle Blackman says:
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    I need some help picking two of Brian Hartline, Emmanuel Sanders, Eddie Royal, or Kendall Wright for my (ppr) WW3/Flex this week. My gut says to stick with Hartline and Colonel Sanders, but Eddie’s been fantasy Royalty for the last two weeks, and I just picked him up off of waivers, so I’m also tempted to start him.

    And I would also like to make sure that I am doing the right thing starting Snelling as my RB2 over MJD, Bradshaw, and Ivory (FML).

    Thanks a bunch.

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principle Blackman: Yeah I’d go Hartline and Royal. I think they get it done for ya. I’m not as sold on Snelling… I actually might go Ivory there, I know it’s a bit risky as well.

  33. killer joe says:
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    I need an expert opinion. I need to drop somebody to pick up a defense for this week. I have Greg Jennings, Ivory, Mendenhall, and Gio Bernard at the back end of my roster. Who gets the chop? Standard scoring.

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @killer joe: Man tough to drop any of those guys. Probably Ivory.

      • killer joe says:
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        @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin: I know man, I have been agonizing over this all week since I grabbed Joique bell to replace Bush. Ivory was my first thought too. Thanks for the help.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @killer joe: No prob!

  34. Eddie says:
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    Flex Chris Givens, Alshon Jeffery, BJGE, Willis Mcgahee or Andre Ellington? Lost Bush and still no Gronk!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Eddie: Yikes! Tough start. I’d go Givens I think

  35. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Yo, JB. Who do I roll with at QB2, Big Ben or Pryor? I also need 2 of these guys to flex: Hartline, Royal, Ivory. You’re doing the Lord’s work for us procrastinators.

    • Clyde Prompto says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Oh its ppr

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I’d go Pryor and Hartline/Royal. Thanks man, glad to spread my gospel!

  36. RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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    PPR league, would you lose Woodhead, Fred Jackson or even ABradshaw for Snelling?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RG3 Needs a Knee: I think I would lose Bradshaw for him after this week.

      • RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Would you make that move now or wait until after the weekend? Bradshaw is on the bench behind Jackson this week anyhow.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RG3 Needs a Knee: I think I might want to wait and see how much Jacquizz touches the ball

  37. Zak says:
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    Stressin about T.Rich. I don’t want to play him but have a bad situation with his trade and Lacy’s concussion.

    Need to play 2:

    T.Rich @ SF
    Starks @ CIN
    Snelling @ MIA
    Tate @ BAL

    Even though bad matchups still leaning Rich / Starks as they will get more carries than Snelling / Tate.

    What’s your take?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zak: Yeah I hear ya, why he’s a bench for me too. I still go Starks and Tate. I actually think Tate gets more carries than TRich.

  38. Lt. Tackleberry says:
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    @JB Gilpin

    After Doug Martin, which two do I start?

    Mendenhall
    Starks
    Pierre Thomas (w/ Ingram out)

  39. Ross says:
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    Flex – Daryl Richardson, K. Thompkins, Snelling – and do either of those rb’s start over T Richardson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ross: Yeah i like D Rich over T Rich. Probably Snelling too – but coin flip. Of those 3 it’s DRich.

  40. tim says:
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    Need a RB and a flex. Here be my options (nonPPR)
    Sproles
    Snelling
    Bradshaw
    Randle
    Britt

    And running out the Jets d. Any sleeper defenses you’d take above?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tim: Minnesota? Vs. Hoyer and bad Browns… They’re out there in some places, but like Jets too. I would go Sproles easily, then probably Snelling.

  41. Heraldo says:
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    I believe Rice is officially out, so Bernard Pierce or David Wilson?
    I’m leaning Pierce mostly on the justification I might not be able to play him later (if and when Rice returns healthy), but I also the irrational feeling that Wilson will have a big game today. Thoughts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heraldo: Yup he’s out, definitely Pierce. While I think Wilson could be solid too, I’d still be very confident with Pierce.

      • Heraldo says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB! Always appreciate your help!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Heraldo: No prob! Glad to help!

  42. Frank says:
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    Palmer or R Wilson?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Frank: Still Wilson

  43. Heisenberg says:
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    Better flex start this week… Ridley or D. Hop? .5 PPR

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heisenberg: Definitely Ridley. Think he breaks out.

  44. drew says:
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    Quarterback Conundrum: Brady, Rivers, Schaub, or Bradford? 4pt/pass td. Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @drew: Brady

  45. guidedbyvoices says:
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    ppr league flex….Edelman or Decker?

    non ppr flex….Edelman or Eiffert?

    non ppr….Hilton or Hartline?

    thnks JB.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: Edelman, Edelman, Hilton. No prob!

  46. eltoo says:
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    PPR league,

    start Hopkins over Harline or Fitz?

    Gio over D-Rich?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @eltoo: Nah, I like both the other WRs more. Probably stay with Fitz. Sticking with DRich too. Thanks for dropping by!

  47. Yager says:
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    McGahee or Rainey?

    I am desperate, I have Stephen Jackson injured, waiting on Jeveon Bell, Montee Ball hasn’t done jack, and none of my trades were accepted. My hand is forced, so which one?

    Thanks JB

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Yager: Haha, ugh that’s no fun, I think I go McGahee. He’s a vet, can get into the scheme quick

      • Yager says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Thanks! I still do have CJ and Jimmy Graham so life is good. ha

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Yager: Haha nice, you’ll be fine

  48. Rustyautoparts says:
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    Between TRich, Bradshaw, and Amendola, I’m staring at a tough must win down 0-2.

    Standard league

    Pick 2 (RB2/Flex):TRich, Bradshaw, Ivory, Tavon Austin, Hartline, Royal

    Snelling is also available on the wire. Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rustyautoparts: I like Ivory and Austin. Snelling is close, but yea, think Ivory actually has a little upside.

  49. Allan says:
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    JB,
    Got some serious RB issues this week and need help. I got T. Richardson, E. Lacy, A. Bradshaw, A. Ellington, J. Battle, and J. Forsett. I have to start two of them. Help?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Allan: I’ll try! Lacy is out, so I go TRich and Ellington.

      • Allan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Much appreciated.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Allan: No prob! Any time!

  50. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    What’s up JB, looking for a third opinion, Decker or Royal?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Tahnks, decker’s been pissing me off

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: Haha, yeah if it wasn’t about to be a slaughter I would tend to go Decker…

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: blowouts and garbage time are hard to predict

  51. J-FOH says:
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    Eli and Edelman

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @J-FOH: huh?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thought I answering a question in my article and doing it with one eye open. Jack had a late night

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: Haha I was like wtf… No prob Jack, hit up the other Jack and get yourself outta that hangover!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: hair the dog! JB is on advice fire

  52. Schizer says:
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    Due to some unfortunate circumstances, i’m left deciding between Randle, Britt, M Floyd, and Mike Williams for my Flex spot. I’m leaning Randle, what do you think?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Schizer: I would go Mike Williams. Think NE busts out a little bit and Williams gets some junk time work.

  53. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Romo or Brady?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hmm. I was leaning towards Romo for W3 and then would start Brady the rest of the season aside from his bye week of course. I will likely follow your advice because in Week 1 and 2 I made the wrong call at QB each week. Had Romo, Palmer and Flacco. Started Romo in W1 and Palmer in W2. Both were the #3 scorer each of those weeks. Just got Brady yesterday in a trade.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: OH geez, yea I have confidence the Patriots turn it around this week.

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          @Wallpaper Paterson: so Flacco is also an option .

          MFL, for what it is worth, projects Flacco to score 32, Romo 31.5 and Brady 19

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Wallpaper Paterson: Mehhh, I don’t buy that, like both Romo and Brady over Flacco. I would stick with the best QB

            • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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              @JB Gilpin: Thanks, man. I will start Brady. Just made a blockbuster trade (Floyd, Holmes, Brady and Ball) for Richardson. Might as well start one of the new guys today.

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                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Wallpaper Paterson: Wow interesting move… I think if Brady pans out which I obviously think he will, it’ll work out.

  54. tyler says:
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    JB, flex position in non PPR league. Golden tate, torrey smith, lamar miller?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @tyler: I’d go Miller

  55. Tron says:
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    With Bush inactive I need to plug one of the following into my flex spot – standard scoring, non PPR – James Starks, Stevie Johnson or Owen Danies?? (Have Orange Julius starting at TE)

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tron: I’d go Starks.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Tron: I am starting Starks in a league, but I am not confident he does any better than 14 carries for 45 yards and 2 catches for 12 yards. But, just score one touchdown and it might be worth it.

      Stevie Johnson will be covered by Cromartie today. It will be a tougher chore for him not getting to go up against Revis. (Yes, I wrote that. Revis struggled vs Johnson. He is the only receiver who gave Revis massive trouble.) Also, Cromartie’s hip is feeling much better.

  56. guidedbyvoices says:
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    16 tm non ppr….do you trust Roddy White yet?….I have Alshon jeffery or Harry Douglas on my bench.

    thnks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: 16 team… Ehhhh, not in love with it but probably roll him out there in that situation

  57. will says:
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    Starks, ivory or mcgahee. Also Randle or Mendenhall 0.5ppr

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @will: I’d go Starks. Then Mendenhall.

  58. Nightpandas says:
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    Rb2 : T rich, Snelling or McG

    Flex: one of the above or Hartline or Ant Brown

    .5 ppr, thanks JB

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nightpandas: I’d go TRich and Hartline.

  59. The G says:
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    12 team PPR Yahoo league…

    start two RB’s and one flex out of the following:

    Dougie Fresh(no-brainer)
    Daryl Richardson
    Knowshon

    Givens
    Gordon

    Other WR’s are Demaryius and Colston…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The G: I’d go Knowshon over DRich and go Givens in flex

  60. Chris says:
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    Do I play Vernon Davis if he’s active or do I go with Fleener?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Chris: I think Davis is the play if Active but close.

  61. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    any ideas why d-rich had 0 touches in the first half? i had to start that guy with also owning MJD and wilson.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: No idea… Been watching my Panthers shred the Giants O-Line… I had to start DRich in a league too, not looking good with the game where it is…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if you’re seeing that game, is nicks playing?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @goodfold2: He’s been out there, not sure if he even has a target though. So many sacks.

  62. Nick says:
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    Hey Man, I just grabbed Holmes since I had a free bench spot (dropped Pierre Thomas) but now I’m thinking I should go for J Rodgers or Snelling…here is my WR/RBs currently…

    WR- Calvin Johnson/Stevie Johnson/Roddy White/Hartline/Royal & now Holmes
    RB- Joique Bell/Reggie Bush/Trent Richardson/L. Bell/Ivory & Powell

    I really can’t stand that I drafted Ivory early and grabbed Powell on waivers…but now I’m tempted to rid myself of Ivory for Snelling/Rodgers but that would be stupid since I have Powell….I also could drop Royal (grabbed him last week) for Snelling, what you think? Other options include LaFell, J Franklin, Ginn Jr., Chandler, Z Miller (I have Rudolph now) or Nate Washington…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: Yeah I’d rather take the shot on Jacquizz I think over Holmes. Doubt Holmes plays for you, and Jacquizz had the bigger carry total. Think he’s the guy to own after Sjax.

  63. Tim says:
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    Would u drop Myles Austin for either Thomkins or golden Tate??
    Thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Close, but would hold Austin. Thompkins a close 2nd, would try to get him on your team if possible.

  64. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    JB, got a question for you my man. Deep 16 team keeper, where we also start 8 IDP’s. We can keep 5. Outside of QB, I have a rather solid team in such a team league…my starting offense is as follows…

    Tannehill ( was Big Ben to start…but he has been benched last 2 weeks)
    Cruz
    Cobb
    Chris Johnson
    Bush ( have Bell as the handcuff)
    Bennett
    Deangelo and or Hilton…been playing Deangelo.

    Offensive players went for crazy prices in the draft this year ( btw its a $250 budget, instead of standard $200…but still some crazy prices)…I needed another back, and decided to go all out on CJ ( he went for $59…nuts ). To give you an idea some…some other prices…Lacy $41, Bernard $47 ( wow ), Lamar Miller $50…you get the idea. Well, CJ was best on my preseason board…but already tired of him, which I had a feeling wouldn’t take long. My question is…would it be crazy to Offer my CJ to the Le’veon Bell owner? His team is really lacking on offense, and while Pitt hasn’t looked great, to say the least, Bell is only $17 and would be a keeper option. He should be back in a week or two it seems, and I should be ok until he does Plus, as I said…just sick of CJ already. No td’s, bno goal-line work, invisible in passing game…too many strikes for me. Thanks in advance for your input!

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: On second thought I prob should start with Deangelo…if indeed I decided to go for Bell. Always unsure with injuries…but being a keeper and his cheap price I am intrigued.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: Wow, yeah very nice 16 team league squad! I’m in a deep 14 teamer and losing Rice and SJax and DRich has been brutal. Anywho, yeah I’d hold CJ over going for Le’veon. I know Le’veon could work his way into keeper status, but I imagine with that team you’ve got as good a shot as any to win. Le’veon could literally do nothing behind that terrible line… Would hold DeAngelo too, but I get going after a new guy with low price.

  65. Tim says:
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    Would u trade Cameron for jordy Nelson?
    Or for Demarco Murray ?
    I have Gronk and. Julius Thomas as well
    Standard league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tim: Yeah I think I would especially with that TE depth. Probably for Murray too.

  66. Megan says:
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    Hi JB! First time posting in your comments section, and first time FF manager. Can you help me with my RB situation? I’m in Yahoo 10 team, standard point league. I’m currently got Foster and Murray as starting RBs and Ivory and Johnson as bench RBs. I want to drop Ivory for sure, and I’m not sure what to do with Foster. Pead, Snelling, and Bolden are available off the wire. Which one would you choose to replace Ivory? Tried to get Powell this morning but someone else had grabbed him. Is there a better option that might still be available than the three mentioned above? Also, what should I do with Foster?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Megan: Welcome to Football! glad NFL has sucked ya in…. Those three are all pretty good, I doubt there would be a deeper option I like any better. I would grab Pead first, but don’t like him tomorrow v. 49ers and think he’s a long-term investment as I don’t think Daryl Richardson is very good. I think you gotta just stay strong with Foster, no one will trade you 1st round value in all likelihood and I still think he can produce.

      • Megan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thank you!

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