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Razzball Nation!  It’s so good to be back to Last Second Decisions entering it’s glorious third season.

Oh how I love Sunday mornings.  Got the fridge loaded, debating pizza toppings, and watching NFL pregame for like – 8 straight hours.  It’s like what Rush Limbaugh had to do after spouting off some nonsense about Donovan McNabb.  Notice McNabb isn’t bolded!  Oh how I feel I’m growing old…

I know what you’re thinking… Why the eff are we talking Donovan McNabb?!  Man I’m going off the rails.  Rein it in.  Is it reign?  Rain?  Time to get serious!  FACT!  If you’re new to Last Second Decisions, it’s my solution for Razzball keeping you up-to-date on our last minute start/sit thoughts and engaged up to the last minute while others just curl up and ignore the masses. Week 1 isn’t as intriguing as the all the following weeks with last minute burning questions, because, well, the only person questionable is Brad Childress.  Man talk about way too many Vikings references from 2009.  Is the Lake Minnetonka Cruise still afloat, or is Moe Williams having to shit in a plastic bag yet?  At least it’s not a closet, right Najeh Davenport!?

As I will do every Sunday morning, I list out five guys not started in enough leagues and five guys started in too many leagues, with their %-started from 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.  And Drew Barrymore would be Firestarted.  As always – shoot your questions below with all your start/sit questions and I’m looking forward to another great year of Last Second Decisions!

POSSIBLE STARTERS

Shane Vereen (22.4%, 19%) I haven’t been too big on Vereen through this preseason, but he’s a sure-fire starter for me in week 1.  I’m seeing the Patriots playing a statement game vs. the Bills – ala what Peyton Manning and the Broncos did – showing off their new weapons.  The Bills were atrocious against the run last year, and I see some junk time additional touches for Vereen late.  Last year we saw a huge Brandon Bolden outburst rushing for 137 (148 total yards) on 17 touches in week 4’s 52-28 trouncing against Buffalo, and I could see Vereen getting comparable work.

Rashard Mendenhall (15.0%, 21%) The knee issues Mendenhall experienced in the preseason cast some doubt on his 2013 outlook, but he looks good to go and there’s absolutely no one behind him.  The Rams defense is solid, but they actually allowed the 12th most fantasy points to opposing RBs last year and I’m shocked at some of the RBs played ahead of Mendy.  I also see Mendenhall being more involved with the passing game as most similar to all the Carson Palmer/Marcel Reese dump offs that piled up last year. I Like Mendenhall over guys started over him such as DeAngelo Williams (see below), the Bengals backs, and Mark Ingram to name a few.

Miles Austin (18.0%, 37%) I was ecstatic to get Austin in my RCL League, and things couldn’t be lined up for a better start than against the Giants.  He went 4 for 73 with a TD and 9 for 133 against the G-men last year, and I see another pass-friendly Cowboys attack again this week.

Kenbrell Thompkins (9.0%, 24%) Buying the hype on Thompkins, I’m rolling him out there in deeper leagues (have him at my WR/TE in a 14-teamer) over a lot of other guys in his range.  As mentioned above, I think the Patriots are going to intend on making a statement with their new weapons, giving Thompkins a ton of targets as the main outside receiver.  He’s probably not a starter in 10-teamers, but in deeper leagues I like him over guys like Kenny Britt or Mike Williams, both more frequently played.

Lance Moore (12.1%, 26%) Despite a career season from Moore last year, he’s not getting any love in what should be a shootout in New Orleans.  The Saints will be eager to fire on all cylinders for the return of Sean Payton, and if they’re going to stay with the Falcons it’ll all be on Brees and the passing game.  Moore also excelled vs. the Falcons last year, catching 7 in both contests for 91 and 123 yards.  Yeah he’s behind Jimmy GrahamMarques Colston, and Darren Sproles in terms of receiving options, but the Saints are going to stay to their roots and throw, throw, throw and Moore was a huge big-play guy last year (16.0 Yards Per Reception – almost 4 yards more than his previous career high in 2011).  He’s got big upside.

SON OF A BENCH

Eli Manning (22.9%, 23%) Sure the fantasy community isn’t relying on Manning in mass quantities, but I don’t think Eli should be started in near this many leagues.  Pretty much the only situation I’d feel comfortable with Eli is my 2nd QB in a 2-QB league, but I know there’s a lot of owners out there in standard leagues looking for a big game against the Cowboys.  Eli was atrocious against the Boys last year throwing for 213 and 192 yards and only 1 touchdown in those contests.  I’d much rather go with the 5-6 other QBs started under him, one of whom you probably drafted if you settled late with Eli in a 1-QB league.

Eddie Lacy (84.9%, 54%) One of the biggest disparities thus far in terms of starting %, ESPN owners love Lacy but I’m more with the Yahoo community and think he’s an overrated option this week.  I know he’s the “starter” but I see the other GB RBs getting in the mix and you’re banking on goal-line touches against a very stout 49ers run D.  This game is going to get more pass friendly than Joe Flacco in garbage time, so I’d let Lacy sit if you have other options like Mendenhall and see how the rookie’s role emerges.

Golden Tate (23.7%, 38%) Probably the most overrated WR in the mid-rounds for me this year, I haven’t been high on Golden Taint.  That’s what I always seem to call him on Sundays while drinking Moose Beers with Nick.  He was very inconsistent last year, and while my Panthers D is by no means a formidable defense, they were so bad against the run and are going to get gashed by Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson on the ground that Taint won’t be needed at all.  It’s insane this guy’s taint!

Owen Daniels (74.4%, 65%) While Daniels is one of the more reliable TEs, he’s also got absolutely no ceiling and I don’t like him at all this week against the Chargers, who gave up the 7th least fantasy points to opposing TEs last year.  I see the Texans up early and running all day, getting Arian Foster his work and a lot of Ben Taint.  Ok, I’ll leave the Taints just for Golden from here on out.  Much rather the upside of guys like Zach Sudfeld or Jordan Cameron, both of whom are started in significantly less leagues.

DeAngelo Williams (23.2%, 31%) I agree that DeAngelo was a solid value in drafts, but this is not the week to start him against that very strong Seahawks D.  This game will come down to how well Cam Newton can keep the Panthers in the game, and that yes/no answer I don’t see having any bearing on D-Will getting the work he needs to be a successful fantasy starter.  He pretty much needs to bust a big play, and I don’t see that happening vs. Seattle.  But sure hoping it does since Sky’s Seahawks are going down!

If you have any last second decisions, shoot some comments below or tweet me @jbgilpin. Good luck to everyone in week 1!

  1. Ryan says:
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    Leaning towards starting Kenbrell Thompkins over Jordy Nelson… is this called being stupid or being bold?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Ryan: I would never call someone stupid! But Nelson for me…

  2. jfarm says:
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    Start Mendenhall over Mathews? Leaning Mendenhall due to Mathews going against Houston.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jfarm: Yea I like Mendenhall there

  3. mcBlunty says:
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    ppr michael floyd or vincent brown

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @mcBlunty: I’d go Brown

  4. Bwteet says:
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    Non ppr pick 2
    G. Tate
    K. Britt
    V. Brown
    E. sanders

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bwteet: I’d go with Brown and Sanders

  5. Jet says:
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    Hartline, Britt or Pierre Thomas? PPR league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jet: Hmmm, tough one don’t really like any of those guys, would lean Britt I think

  6. Bubba38 says:
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    Start Andy Dalton against the Bears D or Eli Manning against the boys? As a #2 QB of course.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bubba38: Haha, nice additional info there – I’d go Eli I think

  7. Tom says:
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    PPR flex: L. Miller or C. Shorts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tom: Miller

  8. Nick says:
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    ugh, Ivory, Hartline, P Thomas, Wright or Woodhead for my flex? 10 team standard pts non-ppr, THANKS!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nick: I think I’d roll Ivory out there, think he gets the most touches out of those guys

  9. Oppo Taco says:
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    Qb – Brady
    Wr – roddy white
    Wr – Calvin
    Rb – forte
    Rb – ivory
    Tight end – sudfeld
    Flex (w/r/t) – deangelo Williams
    Bench – lev’eon bell, Bryce brown, Jared cook, rueben randle, Christine Michael

    Should I start randle over d wil at the flex? And also sudfeld over cook? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I do like Sudfeld over Cook, Yeah I think with such a touch matchup for my Panthers, I would indeed go with Randle over him this week.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @JB Gilpin: might have to start randle in place of roddy white now

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Oppo Taco: I don’t know what to make of all this, but I’m leaving Roddy in at this point, no way he doesn’t play against the tough divisional rival. Staying tuned to reports though, still have 2 hours.

  10. Last minute says:
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    Which QB? Luck @ Oakland or Romo vs Giants?

    Which two WRs? Bowe @ Jaguars, Austin vs Giants, Amendola @ Bills?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Last minute: I’d go Luck, then Bowe and Amendola. While I do love Austin today as I wrote about above, like those two other options more.

  11. Stump the Schwab says:
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    JB – would you prefer Thompkins over a guy like Ivory in a standard 14 Team league?

    Also pick 2 of Steve Johnson, TY Hilton, and Ivory for wr2 and flex in a 12 teamer. I ended up with Ivory in both my leagues and I hope thats a good thing… Sky!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Stump the Schwab: Hah, in standard I think I’ll stick with Ivory and hope for some goal line looks. Oh that Sky and his Ivory love… I’d go Stevie and Ivory in non PPR in that other one, in PPR, I’d go with the WR

  12. David says:
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    tate or shorts for my flex spot? 10-team ppr league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @David: While I think Tate gets a lot of work (if you mean Ben Tate) I’d still go Shorts, definitely like Shorts over Golden.

      • David says:
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        sorry, ben tate

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @David: No prob too many Tates!

  13. Bob says:
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    D. Jackson or Chris ivory?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bob: Jackson – love the upside

  14. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Looks like Roddy White’s playing, and the matchup is great. But there are reports that it’s a high ankle sprain and will limit him more than he’s saying. Should I start Bowe over White, given the injury uncertainty?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Also, even with rotating series with Tate, you still start Foster over Lamar Miller, right?

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Steve Stevenson: Yeah definitely keep Foster in there.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: As of right now, I’d stick with White in a big week 1 divisional game. White I think will be out there the whole game.

  15. Zar says:
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    Non PPR,

    Stevie Johnson or TY Hilton
    and
    Steven Jackson or David WIlson

    Thanks :D

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Zar: I’d go Stevie and Stephen Jackson. All Steve’s all day!

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Stevie “Why GOD!?” Johnson over TY Hilton? I dissent. Ty is the big play spark in a potent Indy offensive. Plus Buffalo sucks and NE will be all over EJ Manuel. Not to mention they are a run first squad and EJ is hurt. Sorry JB, not to step on your toes, but I had to throw this out there.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dave the Barber: No prob – my decision is based on a lot of junk time looks to Stevie and the Colts not needing those big plays late. Think Stevie gets 12-15 targets pretty easily.

          • Dave the Barber says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I see the logic. Plus Stevie is the main guy in Buffalo I just don’t believe in Manuel so I think the WR1 v WR2 distinctions get evened out. You may be right with the junk time looks though. It’s a tough call either way but I just think TY is sexier based on his QB and his match-up.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Dave the Barber: Yup Hilton definitely is the sexier pick indeed, maybe even sexier than Sky’s line-up question…

    • Zar says:
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      @Zar: @Zar:

      Also, Antonio Gates or should I pick up Dwayne Allen or Zach Miller (Can’t wait for Gronk to come back)

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Zar: I’d leave Gates in there, not much upside, but will get looks

  16. Jon says:
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    JB –

    Would you start the wildly inconsistent V. Davis or the unknown in Kenbrell Thompkins in a WR/TE slot? Also, in another league at flex, who do you like best out of Ivory, Thompkins and TY Hilton? Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jon: Whew, tough one, might actually roll the dice on Thompkins, I’m playing him in that same type of flex spot in a 14-teamer. In that other league, I think if non-PPR Ivory, PPR – man I really want to take Thompkins, but I’ll lean Hilton

  17. Sawx10 says:
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    Bradshaw, ivory, or hartline for flex in .5 ppr league? I’m leaning towards Bradshaw but concerned about playing time.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sawx10: Yea I’m not huge on Bradshaw either, but he’s the best option there

  18. Principle Blackman says:
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    Hello Razzballers!

    Punted TE in a league and I have a question.
    Should I stick with Dwayne Allen (vOAK) at TE, this week, or should I roll the dice on Celek (@WAS)? I suppose Pettigrew (vMIN) is an option, but I’m not wild about him and might need some convincing.

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Principle Blackman: Oh and we are talking 12-team, PPR

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Principle Blackman: Hola! With it PPR, I might actually go Pettigrew, think he has the most receptions upside out of those guys.

  19. Bubba38 says:
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    Ok, let me try this again. Sit or start Andy Dalton against bears D or take a chance on Eli?

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Bubba38: Dalton has a tough matchup, and Eli is going to be in a shootout, I think. I’d sit Dalton.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bubba38: Got you above – Eli

      • Bubba38 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: lol. Thanks man. I was leaning that way but Eli sucked it up last year against them. I’ll sit dalton.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Bubba38: Yea I don’t love him this week, but don’t like that matchup for Dalton.

  20. Bryan Garman says:
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    Vick or romo?
    And flex of lacy, Ballard, Ingram, tavon Austin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bryan Garman: Vick at QB and I’d stick with Lacy at Flex

  21. RG3 Needs A Knee says:
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    With the Whites ankle being iffy, would you shift one of the following into a flex spot in my PPR league or roll him out there with your fingers crossed?
    Bradshaw
    Redmen
    T. Austin
    Woodhead
    Britt

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RG3 Needs A Knee: As of right now, I’m crossing my fingers, but still have some time. Bradshaw is pretty close.

      • RG3 Needs A Knee says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if he does go, would you keep Ivory starting over Bradshaw?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RG3 Needs A Knee: I’d go Bradshaw over Ivory, Sticking with White over both.

  22. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, JB. PPR Flex spots, with bonus points for plays of 40+ yards. I need 2 out of Kenbrell Thompkins, Gio Bernard and Chris Ivory. Much appreciated.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Yo! With that bonus and PPR, might sit Ivory.

      • Clyde Prompto says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Hooray for reinforcement! That’s the way I was leaning. The Bucs’ run d+ Geno Smith at QB + Bilal Powell = OH MY GOD WHO WOULD WATCH THIS GAME.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Clyde Prompto: Sweet! Yea that game is going to be bruuuuutal

  23. Comatose says:
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    Flex Spot- Ballard, Ivory, Stevie Johnson or E Sanders? Could Ballard see enough touches?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Comatose: I think Ballard will get touches – but enough? Not to play over those guys. I’d go Stevie.

  24. Matty says:
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    Start Vereen over Foster or MJD in PPR league?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matty: No, wouldn’t do that

  25. Drew says:
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    10 points per TD, 5 point bonus at 100 yards

    Pick two: David Wilson, Stevan Ridley, Doug Martin

    Pick two: jermichael Finley, Jordan Cameron, Jared cook, Zach sudfeld

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Drew: 10 points for a TD? interesting… Benching Wilson in #1 Playing Cameron and Sudfeld in #2

      • James says:
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        10 pts for TD you gotta start Ridley over Wilson. Pats will be in the redzone all fkn day. He could have 12 rushes, 60 yds, 2 TDs today, easy.

  26. Hans says:
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    Chiefs defense or Redskins defense? Think that redskins have more upside but chiefs are safer.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hans: Agree with your assessment, I’d go with the Chiefs though, better overall matchup.

  27. Hypnotoad says:
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    Last minute calls:
    With Roddy White hurting, do I bench him for
    Steve Smith vs. Sea
    Hilton vs. Oak
    DeAndre vs. SD

    Or just start Roddy?

    Already down some points due to Manning/Welker
    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Hypnotoad: Smith is close, but I’m keeping Roddy in there. Ugh – yeah I have a league against Peyton/Demaryius so I feel your pain!

      • Hypnotoad says:
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        @JB Gilpin: if smith had a good matchup maybe…so keep White?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Hypnotoad: Yup agree – keep White in there

  28. Pavel says:
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    Need quick Help. I was just offered Garcon and Chris Johnson for my Thompkins. I’m new, is this a trade I should take or no?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pavel: Yea you take that and run with it, very bizarre that got offered, would probably be vetoed by the league

    • Hypnotoad says:
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      @Pavel: you would be INSANE to not take that

  29. Tony B says:
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    PPR, E Sanders or C Givens? Kind of a toss up!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tony B: Yup, very close, think I go Sanders – think Givens needs a deep TD to outscore him, safe vs. upside pick.

  30. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    hilton/v.brown/floyd (ARI) today?

  31. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    I’m a little torn on my flex (PPR), which guy would you go with?

    Mendenhall @STL, Bradshaw vs OAK, Britt @PIT, or Woodhead vs HOU

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Close between first two, think I go Mendenhall

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Thanks JB, that’s where I was leaning.

        In a different PPR league, also for a flex spot, would you go with Heyward-Bey vs OAK, D. Moore @IND, Ivory vs TB, or BGE @CHI?

        Thanks again JB!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: I’d go Ivory there. No prob man good luck today!

          • A Hill O' Beans says:
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            @JB Gilpin: For some reason I’m tempted to throw Heyward-Bey out there against OAK. Would you put Ivory well ahead of Bey or is it pretty close in your opinion?

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @A Hill O’ Beans: I agree Heyward-Bey has upside, but I’d keep in Ivory. Agree it’s closer than some would think, but still not razor close.

  32. alcohol abuser says:
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    PPR League, would you go with Cameron or Cook at TE today?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @alcohol abuser: I love what I saw from Cameron in preseason, I’d roll with him

  33. alcohol abuser says:
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    Another PPR league, K.Thompkins or Stevie Johnson at WR?

  34. Brady Tom says:
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    Thanks for the post JB.

    Would you drop Tolbert (my handcuff for DeAngelo) for Shonn Greene? Thanks. P.S. We are in a 14 team league.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Brady Tom: No prob! I’ll be here all year. I’d hold onto Tolbert there

  35. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Morning JB, got a question for you:

    Who should I go with at FLEX in a standard league: Vereen, Shorts, Thompkins?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @ChiliCheeseConey: Morning man! I would go Vereen I think…

      • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That’s what I was thinking! Thank you! Good luck to your teams

  36. Sean says:
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    Heyward-Bay or Andre Roberts as a deep ppr league flex?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sean: I’d go Roberts

  37. RG3 Needs A Knee says:
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    Which D today?
    Washington
    Indianapolis
    KC
    Jets
    Pitt

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RG3 Needs A Knee: Give me Indy – love the matchup

  38. Dave the Barber says:
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    Should I bench Roddy White, put TY Hilton at WR2 and then put Vereen in my flex? Or should I just roll with Roddy as WR2 and Hilton at flex? I’m not benching Hilton for Vereen.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave the Barber: I’d keep White in there.

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That’s why you make the big bucks chief.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Dave the Barber: Hope it works out got Roddy in a few leagues! He’s just too tough to not be playing in this one, played through injuries last year.

          • Dave the Barber says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Plus his match-up is Kate Upton.

  39. Will says:
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    You like Vereen or Mendenhall more? 0.5PPR league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Will: Tougghhh one… Lean Vereen for upside.

  40. Charles says:
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    No PPR. At flex: Mathews, Givens, Britt, Bryce, or Williams (TB)?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Charles: I’d stick with Mathews

  41. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Who would you sit/start this week in a PPB league: Kate Upton or Holly Peers? Thx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sky: Gotta go Peers, for the sheer volume of touches

      • Dave the Barber says:
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        @JB Gilpin:I googled Holly Peers to find that she was featured in the magazines Nuts and Loaded, respectively. I’m going to go with Holly, sounds she’s bound to explode.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        +1

    • the imp says:
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      @Sky: Wish the quality of all our FF decisions had a similar no lose setup.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @the imp: My Yahoo draft grade was a DD

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        If only we had the first 16 picks in every draft…

        • the imp says:
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          @Sky: It is a wonder one-team leagues aren’t more popular…If betting wasn’t involved maybe they would be.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @the imp: Always the winner!

  42. JP says:
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    JB – who you like for the flex position? Shorts / Ivory / Wright / DHB / Hill? Would you take one over the other if it was a .5 PPR? ( im in two diff leagues and those are my options). I kinda like the DHB as a nice sleeper this week, but possibly too bold for the 12 team non PPR..tx

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @JP: It’s so close that I’d go Ivory in stan. Shorts in PPR

  43. the imp says:
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    Not a last second decision (decison has been made), just a last minute request here:

    Dear Zach Sudfeld, Please play better than Greg Olsen this week. I might not listen to Sky again if you don’t. Thanks so much. The imp.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @the imp: Noted. I will be sure Zach gets the message, and that he may lose having Sky having his back.

      • the imp says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Good!
        Now instead of blaming Sky or myself if this goes the wrong way, the blame can go squarely on Zach’s shoulders. We could even threaten to cut him from my squad if he fails miserably. I’m sure that will get his boots shaking and motivate him properly.
        Sometimes I wonder why we even keep score in the REAL games. Doesn’t everyone know it is all about the FF leagues?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @the imp: Haha that is the case! No one cares that Hernandez is a murdering psycho, just that I lost a nice keeper!

          • the imp says:
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            @JB Gilpin: Yup. Not about character. Have Vick on my team…I try to make up for it in my day job and volunteer work.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @the imp: As long as your FF winnings don’t got to illicit activities, I think it’s the correct choice.

              • the imp says:
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                @JB Gilpin: Dear Zach, you are fired. Thanks. The imp.

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @the imp: Yikes, I agree. Droppable in all leagues, horrifying

                  • the imp says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: Well the VDavis/Cameron/DWilson owner is looking to sell Cameron and buy an RB. My RBs are Foster/Forte/Vereen (PPR)/Bradshaw. We can only own 4 RBs and several in our 12 team only own 3, so Bradshaw is almost waiver material for a non-forward thinking owner.
                    Given Cameron has no track record, great game, Gordon suspended would you trade away Bradshaw for him? I’m leaning yes.
                    I bet VDavis is not for sell, but would you offer as much as Vereen for him? I’m leaning no…though I had Vereen and Davis near the same spot on my draft board.

                    • JB Gilpin

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                      @the imp: After Ridley’s fumble-itis, yea I’d hold Vereen and try to swing the Bradshaw for Cameron move. After your first sentence that was my gut reaction as well, I’d hope to make that move.

  44. Heraldo says:
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    Tight End question.

    Streaming TE’s, with Broyles officially out, does that bump up Pettigrew enough to start him over Celek?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Heraldo: Yea I think so

      • Heraldo says:
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        @JB Gilpin:
        Thanks for the super-quick reply. You’re the best JB!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Heraldo: Thanks man!

  45. guidedbyvoices says:
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    non ppr….start Hilton or Thompkins?

    also,going forward,do you see L. Bell as a legit RB2?

    thnks.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: I’d go Hilton I think. So close I may have waffled, think big play opp. As of right now, no on Bell, worth the stash to see though

  46. JB –

    14 team, deep, 21 man rosters, redraft PPR and IDP league. We start 1 qb, 2 rb, 3 wr, 1 te, 1 flex (wr/rb/te), 1 k + 6 idp.

    PPR SCORING:
    1 pt / reception
    1 pt / 10 yds running
    1 pt / 15 yds receiving
    6 pts/ touchdown (rb/wr/te)

    My question is regarding my offensive FLEX spot this week. Looking/ hoping for about a 10-12 point game from this slot. What’s your lean between these 4 guys (my comments):

    1) Chris IVORY vs. Tam (Goal Line back, likely splitting carries with Powell, but would rather wait and see, cause Jets are god awful. That said, i do like Ivory when fully healthy)

    2) Vick BALLARD vs. Oak (Blow out likely, Ballard could be mixed in well and have a nice 2nd half with a TD. Bradshaw active)

    3) Greg LITTLE vs. Mia (no Josh Gordon, likely 3rd in pecking order behind Trent and Cameron)

    4) Alshon JEFFERY vs. Cin (great Cin front line defense, so I imagine a lot of the short passing / West Coast passing “style” game from Cutler in order to help offset that nasty pass-rush)

    Thanks for the take.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @EL Burro: Agree with most of your takes, it’s still Ivory for me, Ballard isn’t that far away, but I think Ivory gets the most work

      • @JB Gilpin:
        OK – been going back and forth on it all week… appreciate it.

  47. Taylor says:
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    Non ppr flex spot: Wallace, V. Brown, or Ryan Matthews?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Taylor: I think Mathews for me

  48. Rey Nate says:
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    Flex position – TY Hilton or Emmanuel Sanders?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rey Nate: I’d go HIlton

  49. guidedbyvoices says:
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    one more question….ppr league,A. Bradshaw or Thompkins?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @guidedbyvoices: I’d stick with Bradshaw there

  50. Demarius Targaryen says:
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    Non PPR pick 2: Lacy, D. Richardson, J. Nelson…. Thanks man

  51. James says:
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    non-ppr, gotta go Wally. they’ll wanna get him some long-ball action. Plus, I think Woodhead is supposed to see lots of 3rd-down work which would obviously hinder Clavicle’s touches.

  52. Matthew says:
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    I’m run 7 leagues and am basically rolling out my top ranked players for week 1. Make sense?
    I’m not gonna post all 7 rosters, but match ups aside, I figure this is the best thing to do. 1 particular league where I have Ray Rice and Arian Foster, I’m stacked at WR cause my league doesn’t know what they’re doing.

    I have AJ Green, Julio, and Andre Johnson starting with Jordy Nelson and Chris Givens on the bench. Solid? Or start Jordy or Dre? It’s too late anyways haha.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Matthew: Haha I think you made the right call man

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JB Gilpin: how does anybody have julio/green/a.johnson/nelson on the same team? This must be an 8 teamer or lower. Or some kind of keeper. If it’s even as big as 10 teamer you should trade one of those for help elsewhere.

  53. RG3 Needs A Knee says:
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    Looks like Bradshaw and White were bad choices to start this week…..Cecil Shorts too. Be lucky if I don’t lose by 100 this week

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RG3 Needs A Knee: Yikes at least its only one week!

  54. Dan says:
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    Trade Lesean McCoy and Dwayne Bowe for Arian Foster and Hakeem Nicks?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dan: Very close, I would want to wait until Monday Night Football closes to see how McCoy and Foster look.

  55. bryan says:
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    Have Ridley and Vareen and got offered Julio for Ridley…..knee jerk reaction or smart trade?…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bryan: I would’ve taken Julio over Ridley before week 1, and yet another Ridley benching has me jumping at that one.

      • bryan says:
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        One more option..Give Ridley get Lamar Miller and Chris Givens.

        Would you do this one as well or Just the Julio or trade?

        • JB Gilpin

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          @bryan: Definitely prefer the Julio one, think I narrowly would hold onto Ridley on that one

          • bryan says:
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            Ended up getting Julio…thanks for your input!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @bryan: No prob! Great trade

  56. Nightpandas says:
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    10 team h2h .5 ppr

    Only a bench move at this point so I could afford to wait: drop Patton for Andre Roberts?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Nightpandas: Yea I would

  57. Dave says:
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    Should I be very concerned about Ridley you think he’s going to be in a timeshare now? He’s my RB2 behind AP.

    Also is Edelman a good waiver pick up for .5ppr?

    • Mark says:
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      @Dave:

      I’m also considering putting in a claim for Edelman in a 0.5PPR. Mine is a 12 team with pretty deep benches tho. Also, roster move limit of 25/season. Who would you be dropping for him? Id be dropping Thompkins or Ivory. Good move? Also, ditch Sudfeld for Winslow? Waiver wire is terrible at TE.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mark: Ugh, yeah I’d prefer holding the guys you have over Edelman. I don’t buy Winslow at all, but do like him more than Sudfeld.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Dave: I’m not “very” concerned about Ridley, we saw some of this last year. A little concerned? Definitely. And yea, depends on your other guys but Edelman should probably be owned.

  58. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    What a week. Up 30 pts and I still have andre johnson and alfred to go. AND I started Ridley… we start 3 WR withno flex. I got andre, cruz, colston, nelson as top 4 then julius thomas and cook at TE. In your opinion should I trade 1 WR and 1 TE to get a solid RB? I have alfred, ridley, mjd, bradshaw. Or should I wait around for a week or 2 and see how the ridley thing goes and see if jags figure out how to throw so mjd can have some space?

    • Sky

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      I think Ridley will be fine but I have him as a low RB2 on my books. That said, I wouldn’t mind turning TE depth into RB depth. Go for it. Jags will never be great but I think with Henne they’re reasonable. He should be in there next week.

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @Sky: gotta believe cook has the bettee chance at a bettee year yea? I’m gonna try to pair up thomas with peytons owner

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Yeah I look Cook more because the Rams are a less efficient offense, if that makes sense. There will be games where Thomas just isn’t needed, while Cook I think will be a primary guy every game, every week. Yeah if Peyton’s owner is who you’re looking at, that’s a great team to trade to

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I had Cook ranked 5th in my TE ranks so…yes.

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Sky: Read: Sky got himself off during the Rams game yesterday (as did I with him in my biggest $ league)

            • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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              @JB Gilpin: vereen out with a broken bone. Cmonnnnn don’t screw up ur 2nd chance ridley!

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Breaking news from Goldschmiddy on the Chesty! This and the Julius Thomas call, I have my new inside source.

                • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: ill put my own article out called “Gettin Ballsy While Goin Balls Deep”

                  • JB Gilpin

                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: It can be deep sleepers. “Gettin Ballsy While Going Balls Deep – Deep Sleepers”

                    • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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                      @JB Gilpin: boom. Perfect!

            • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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              @JB Gilpin: I got off pretty hard to kaepy and cruz myself. Always nice to see your 9th and 11th round keepers put up 30+

  59. Rey Nate says:
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    Should I start Edelman, DeAngelo Williams or Joique Bell as my flex? Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Rey Nate: PPR Edelman, non DeAngelo

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