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I swear I mentioned this kid prior to tonight.  I did a site search.  I did a read through of the buy/sell columns.  The only thing left was the podcasts and of course the week Brandon Gibson went down, I didn’t get to mention him.  Ah well, just as my wife has kindly pointed out on multiple occasions, I can’t be right ever, er, all of the time.  Ah well, maybe someone out there who reads me can remind me when I wrote or talked about Rishard Matthews.  Well, no matter, it’s hard not to talk about him after his Monday night line.  On a night that seemed anti-fantasy football on so many levels – and anti-good football in general – Rishard was the lone bright spot, racking up a nice 11 catch, 120 yard and 2 touchdown game on 14 targets.  On a night where Miami totaled 2 rushing yards on the night, Matthews was the lone bright spot, drawing the weakest coverage while others got stranded on Revis island, Rishard was able to perform on a level even I was a bit surprised with.  Moving forward, he’s a great WR4 or 5 for depth with use in deeper leagues but I wouldn’t buy heavily if this is the line that sparks my interest.  Look more back at what Gibson was doing when Miami was successful and you have your target area.  Anything more, you’re in the money.  Of course, if the guys who are actually making the big money to catch the ball in MIA stay M.I.A., this might become the norm.  No, I’m not gonna quote Black Eyed Peas.  I’m mad at myself for even bringing them up with the title in the first place.  In other news from Monday Night Football…

Mike James – Probably the other biggest news from the night, James was rolling, going for 5/41 on the first drive alone, getting Tampa down to the one on his final carry.  Then…death.  James left the field on a cart and left the locker room in a cast.  After a fractured right ankle, there’s probably some fractured dreams out there for fantasy owners of what could’ve been heading into the playoffs.  That’s two…TWO top 10 caliber RBs that’ve gone down in TB this year.  And we all thought the MSRA scare was bad; I wouldn’t wanna be a lead back in Buccs territory nowadays.

Ryan Tannehill – I’d talk bad about him if it was worth it.  Sure, he had some issues passing the ball here and there.  Very little arc on passes that could’ve been long gains that just sailed over players’ heads.  But the reality is this kid is missing half of an o-line that wasn’t good to begin with.  It was a boring night from a low-end QB2 on a team that is finding a way to get worse by the week.  Yes, I’m over the Tannehill for 2013 outside deep leagues.

Lamar Miller – I’m pretty sure 5 of the whopping 7 carries Lamar got for his 2 yards were on the left side.  You know, the side that is entirely new.  If you’re kicking ‘Dick In Disguise’ off the team for misconduct, how ’bout you do the same to Philbin at this point, hrm?  People in Tampa tonight are like ‘man, I thought Schiano was bad’.

Brian Leonard – White flash went for 20/57 after James left.  I’m pretty sure he’s not gonna be the point of interest next week as Rainey went for 8/45 and had a nifty 31 yard run to set up his own TD score from inside the 5.  Leave it to the white running back to forever be the change of pace in the running game.  Oh and pick up Chocolate Rainey.

Mike Wallace – Had 4/15 on 7 targets.  I’ve seen more feigned enthusiasm from parents at a school play.  And they’re there for free and just supporting their kids.  Yo Mike, just wanna let you know this Rishard kid just ate your lunch and copped a feel on your GF in the cafeteria.  But nah man, ef it.  Go back to smoking cigs behind the gym.  You’re too cool to care.

Mike Glennon – Simple offense can make any QB look reasonable.  It eventually crumbles.  Still can’t throw a deep ball to save his life and faced pressure that led to quite a few errant throws.  Tampa was lucky to win tonight but I guess I’ll say congrats to the QB whose Adam’s Apple extends beyond his own chin.  Seriously needs its own helmet.

  1. KCC26 says:
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    Hey sky! So I asked yesterday about a couple of 2 for 1 offers where I was trying to net a top tier receiver. My offer of Ridley/amendola for VJax was accepted, leaving me with Charles, Moreno, Andre brown, Ellington and vereen as my rbs and vjax, jordy and Keenan Allen as my wr. I also had an offer out for dez, to which that owner has now countered with dez and montee ball for vjax Ellington and vereen. At the moment, those backs are likely still just depth for me, but I’ll have traded all of my rb depth in 2 days. What do you think? Is dez worth it?
    Thanks as always!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @KCC26: You got what you needed in the first one, no reason to keep moving parts. Hold.

      • KCC26 says:
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        @Sky: ok… Yeah I was just thinking about dez being a more talented player tied to a better offense (esp now with James hurt). I know it’s a little overkill, but just trying to give my team the best shot at winning it all! Ok thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck!

  2. Gbbb says:
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    12 team ppr, 2 we, 2 rb, 1 flex. Was offered spiller for my Brady. That would leave me with rivers as my only qb. My other Rbs are gio, woodhead, mcfadden. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Gbbb: Spiller is risky business. I think you should wait another week after Brady performs again and then start shopping.

  3. Gbbb says:
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    I meant to also ask, how should I arrange my waiver priority pickup. Rainey, Leonard, and Ingram? Thanks again

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Gbbb: That’s the order I’d put it in. I wouldn’t be putting in a bid on Ingram, personally.

  4. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I got damn lucky and snuck out a win. Thank you Tim Wright for doing NOTHING. Now I have a question for this week. I can’t decide who to play out of these guys. I need 3 (0.5 PPR):

    Decker
    Gordon
    Shorts
    Harvin
    Ridley
    CJnoK
    Reed

    I have Decker, Ridley, and Gordon in right now. I think if anyone sits it’ll be Gordon.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: It’s Tuesday, brah. You should know better!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: haha, but it’s still Tuesday, the start of Week 11. Gotta get ahead of the game. He usually gives me his off the top of his head thoughts. Invokes some conversation. Cut a fellow Bear fan some slack. At least McCown is playing this weekend!! Ha!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: And then on Friday you’ll re-ask the question ;) Oy the Bears. Wtf was Cutler doing on the field? I’m glad Mccown is going!

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: haha, I’m picking a lineup and sticking to it this week. I barely got by with the win because I second guessed myself and benched Gio for Shorts. The main reason I’m asking is because CJnoK plays on Thursday, so I like to be set by then.

            He shouldn’t have played the second half. He was hurt the whole damn time. He had no mobility and nothing on his throws.

    • Sky

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      @Wilsonian: Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. I think it’s safer to say Mike Glennon did nothing. 1 target, 1 catch. Hard to do anything when no one throws to you.

      No matchups so it’s pretty raw of a call. Going by name only, really: Decker/Gordon/CJ

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, and I got lucky as shizz. Now I’m all alone in first place.

        I was debating on CJ over Gordon and leaving in Ridley. He has been money in the bank lately. But I’ll await your rankings Thursday and bug the hell out of you there.

        Thanks for humoring me and not berating my constant onslaught of lineup questions.

        • Sky

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          @Wilsonian: Ha, no problem. Thanks for not flipping out when it changes by Thursday. You have no idea how silly it is to get the ‘but you said on Monday’ from guys. Seriously, I just got done covering all the week whatever games. I’m not looking that far ahead yet.

  5. Allan says:
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    Can anyone tell me where the hell ESPN gets their weekly points projections? They are the most useless BS I’ve ever seen. They’ve had T-rich projected at over 10 points every game and this week they have him at 13. Seriously?

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      @Allan: he’s playing against Tennessee… They cannot stop the run. Although T-Rich has had plenty of juicy matchups and not performed. Maybe it’s because Pagano basically admitted that they suck and need to run more?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Allan: They pull them from Matthew Berry’s bald spot.

      • Allan says:
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        @Sky: Hah thanks. I’ll be benching Richardson for the forseeable future in favor of Ellington.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Both risks for different reasons but at least in a PPR, Ellington has a higher floor right now.

  6. malamoney says:
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    Is James done for the season?

    • Cram It says:
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      @malamoney: It’s a fractured ankle. I heard “indefinitely”. I would think he’s done.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Yeah, it’s a safe assumption. 1-8 team, even if he had a chance of coming back I don’t see a reason for the team to take a chance after getting carted off the field.

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        @Sky: worse injury than martin, as far as minimum time before even playing. martin COULD play, just be risky, you can’t walk, much less run, on broken ankle.

  7. Zandy says:
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    hey sky – have to set waiver priority… i know its early but who do you like for DST streaming
    Ten vs Ind
    Cle @ Cin
    TB vs Atl
    Buff vs Jets
    Hou vs Oak
    If you could rank your top 3 it would be great since I have last waiver priority (its bc im in first place!)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: Don’t use a waiver on a defense. You could move up the priority list.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Cram It: waivers are reset every week based on record and don’t move based on use…. Yea… Being in first sucks….

        • Zandy says:
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          @Zandy: you’re right tho, since I’m last theoretically I don’t “need” to use a waiver — I just get the crap that gets left behind haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Zandy: Right on. I never played with the record reset priority. I guess if you’re going to stay at the bottom, it doesn’t matter.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Cram It: record reset is how real life teams (at least in some sports) do it, plus it doesn’t inhibit player movement, promotes parity; in fact I have no idea why default setting everywhere isn’t weekly reset to record (usually with total pts as tiebreaker, could be strength of schedule too). Why reward owners who just happen to have a team good enough to not very often have to pick up players, as that usually just means the team that has the most luck with injuries. The best teams (both in record and in pts) don’t need the help they get under the non standing based system.

  8. the imp says:
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    Morning Sky.
    Despite losing Foster, Cobb, Vereen and Vick, I have been lucking out and eeking out to get to 6-4 with a tenuous grasp for a playoff spot (if I win 2 of my next 3 I’m most likely in). Currently I own the following 5 (playing 3, 5WR roster limit, PPR):
    Gordon/Amendola/SteveSmith/Nicks/MikeBrown

    1. Do you agree with my ordering of the WRs ROS?

    I am considering adding: Harvin/Boykin/Mathews/Hopkins or Randle

    2. Is anyone besides Harvin worth picking up over my current crew?

    • Sky

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      @the imp:

      1. Gordon/Nicks/’dola/Smith/Brown

      I’d pick up Harvin and Boykin. Smith rarely clears 70 yards in any given week. Boykin has now done it three times in 4 weeks.

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        @Sky: Interesting. I don’t know if I should be happy or worried that a Nicks-skeptic has ranked him above ‘Dola.

        I hear you on Smith. His PPR steadiness saved me (vs. Harvin’s potential zero) last week against and underperforming opponent, but in a shoot out he not going to be much good to me.

        I was hoping CBS would rate Harvin low due to limited snaps or concerns that he might not be active even though he is now off the PUP. Since they are rating him high, it is very unlikely he’ll drop to me in the 10th waiver position (weekly reset), but I’ve sent in the claim none-the-less. Boykin is a much better bet as he is rated in the WR4s for the week.

        Thanks for the advice.

        • Sky

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          Nicks has shown low upside so far but he’s been consistently getting about 4 to 5 catches and 50 to 60 yards a game. Love ‘dola, but I need to see some consistency before I buy in fully at this point.

          No prob and good luck.

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            @Sky: Hah. I knew it had to be some ‘Dola worry and not just Nicksian love. Okay, maybe a dash of both.
            Are you worried Boykin got his on only 48/80 snaps? Maybe you’ve seen Tolzien in rewind by now, and if he doesn’t really have the deep arm, then maybe his slot man stays #1 on the GB target charts. (Which is a lot better than being #1 on the CAR target list). How is it different from a gameflow that helped Mathews out last night?

            • Sky

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              I haven’t seen Tolzien yet but Boykin is in on 3 WR sets. The slot is where Boykin plays most and GB will probably be playing from behind for quite a while. Tolzien improves the passing game but it doesn’t make the entire team a winner. The difference is mostly in playing style of the teams involved. Miami is rarely going to get into a game where they’re down two scores early on. Most of Rishard’s damage he did on one late drive in the 2nd quarter. Think he had around 70 and that TD just on that drive alone. I wouldn’t expect that on a weekly basis but I would expect GB to utilize their slot receiver plenty moving forward.

  9. Frank White says:
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    Wutup Sky… I have the choice to trade Sproles or Pierre. Which one should I keep for myself?

    • Frank White says:
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      I’m sorry I meant, what order would you rather give away in a trade, Ellington, Pierre and sproles

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Frank White: Sproles should net you the most by name recognition. I’d move him.

        • Frank White says:
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          it’s not about that.. the playernI’m getting aren’t worth them but I need him and I have plenty of rbs.. Can youl please just give mgr the order of which player s you would get rid of first?? The last guy would be the one you would want to hold onto. You catch the jist.. Lol

            • Frank White says:
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              I thought Sproles is the better GUY To have then Pierre.. They say pierre is a rb3/flex but has more proj points I don’t understand

              • Sky

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                Sproles has been extremely hit and miss and PT has cut into his receptions. Can’t really trust any of them, the three you listed are a crapshoot and at the whims of the coaches decisions from week to week.

  10. Silky says:
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    Traded Dez for Alfred Morris. What are your thoughts?

    14-team non-ppr yahoo

    QB: RGIII
    WR: Calvin Johnson
    WR: Dez Bryant
    RB: Ivory
    RB: Vereen
    TE: Gates
    FLEX: Keenan Allen
    BN: Donald Brown
    BN: Nicks
    BN: Clay
    BN: Ingram
    BN: Dennis Johnson
    K: Prater
    DEF: Bills

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Silky: Hit you up on yesterday’s post. It’s good for you.

  11. JK Smiles says:
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    Should I just give up on TRich? I have Jamaal Charles, Le’veon, and D. Williams with a decent crack at getting Andre Brown on the wire. Is there any indication that he’ll turn it around?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JK Smiles: If you can get Brown, it’s fair at this point. If T-Rich turns it around, it’s gonna be this week.

  12. CL says:
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    I’m 10-0, 12 team PPR, because Tim Wright had one 3rd quarter target, catch, and run for a shade under 2 fantasy points. I won by 0.28!

    WTF, TB. Does Glennon not like Wright? Thoughts on Wright moving forward… not like I have many options. I did dump heath miller for him, but he would have lost me the game.

    • Sky

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      @CL: TB’s passing game plan is pretty simple. Normally Glennon is better at getting others involved but he wasted most of his targets on a well covered VJax last night. Wright is fine but he’s a top 15 TE, not a top 7 or 8 most weeks.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: Wright. Haha.

        One manger just posted he’d trade Jordan Reed or Julius Thomas. I have no idea what he wants. Which might you try to make a run at ROS?

        • Sky

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          @CL: Reed has the highest floor. I like him more ROS for that reason.

          • CL says:
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            @Sky: Grazie.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              de nada

  13. ashtray says:
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    Time to drop Rice in a 12 teamer? I have Stacy, Lacy and Morris. Will probably be forced to play him this week with STL on bye but really thinking I’d be better off dropping him for a handcuff.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ashtray: Don’t drop him for a handcuff.

  14. Matt says:
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    Looking at a trade for bench depth. Who do you like more ROS:
    J Boykin
    H Douglas
    D Moore
    T Gonzalez (it’s just a generic WR/TE slot)
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Matt: Boykin

      • Matt says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky. Do you think it makes sense to give up Andre Brown for Keenum and Boykin if I have plenty of depth at RB?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Matt: Not a trade I would do.

          • Matt says:
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            @Sky: OK – thanks for helping me dodge a bullet

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob my man.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Sky: wow, and here i thought i liked brown when he gets carries.

  15. brick says:
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    Hey Sky, thanks for the writeups as always!

    So I’m near the bottom of my league, but with 6 playoff spots and almost everyone having a 5-5 record (I’m 4-6), I have an outside shot at making it if I win out. My WR are Cruz, Marshall, T will, bowe and my RB are TRich, CJ?K, Tolbert. I have both gronk and j reed at TE.

    I need a running back, and one leaguemate has Lynch, Bell, Sproles, Ivory, Deangelo Williams, and potentially just lost Tony Gonzalez.

    I’m not sure I could snag lynch, especially after this week, but I think I could pry bell with reed+t will, or maybe sproles/ivory with just reed.

    Which RB would you be targeting, and how much would you pay?

    • Sky

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      @brick: Thanks for the read!

      Try you Reed approach; Bell for Reed/T-Wil would be good.

  16. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you rather have Rivers or Wilson for the ROS? Can drop Rivers for Wilson as my backup to Stafford.

    Or would you rather drop Rivers to remove Vereen off the IR?

    I’ve thought about packaging Rivers with someone else to clear room for Vereen, but I can’t find a deal.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’d rather not have a backup QB, so I’d use the spot for Vereen.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: I was thinking of offering Rivers and Graham for JC. Guy with JC has Olsen at TE and has Romo and Rodgers as QBs. I also have Reed who could then sub in for Graham and probably do it admirably. But he’s only one game behind me so I’m not sure it would be wise to possibly make him better.

    • Sky

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      @Wilsonian: So whomever you pick up you’d have to drop again when Vereen’s back, correct? Just keep plugging away at trade offers. Can try Wilson too. Try 2-1s: Dez and Wilson for Megatron? Overpay but you’re still getting the better end of the deal.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, I’m trying to clear a spot for Vereen. What do you think of Rivers and Graham for JC? I have Reed at TE, too. Or I could offer him RIvers and Dez for someone like Marshall.

        I’m playing the guy with Megatron this week, and he has Brees at QB, so I doubt he’d do it.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: He has Romo. I don’t know why he’d do that.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: He has no QB this week. Rodgers is hurt, Romo on BYE.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I like Rivers and Dez for Marshall a little but I like Rivers/Graham for JC a lot more.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: Alright, I’ll try those. Thanks man, I appreciate it. I also have an offer of Rivers/Dez for AP. He’s thinking about it.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That’s ponderable (pun not intended…but kinda good).

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: he said no on that one. I’ve got the offer of Rivers/Reed out for JC. Assuming he doesn’t take it, so then I’ll come back with Graham instead of Reed.

                • Sky

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                  Yeah, that is fair.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Wilsonian: Still don’t see the point of him trading his #1 RB for a bye week fill in at QB. I’d poop on that Rivers/Reed trade offer.

  17. Brett says:
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    Sky,

    Trade Richardson for R. Cooper? PPR My other rb’s s Jax, tate, stacy, bernard, my wr are Nelson, White, Marshall

    • Sky

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      Little flat on that. Both wildcards at this point and I don’t know how often you’ll start Cooper with those guys on your team. You still need RB upside with that group.

  18. Boltz Wagon says:
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    .5 PPR need 3 WRs

    DeSean vs WAS
    Roddy @ TB
    Colston vs SF
    Harvin vs MIN
    Nicks vs GB
    Wright vs IND

    • Sky

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      Haven’t ranked yet for the week so for now I’ll say:

      DJax/Wright/Nicks

  19. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky

    trade question in 0.5 ppr

    I give up: Decker (or keenan allen) & andre brown (or ellington)

    I receieve: A.J. Green

    My other WR & RB are:

    Calvin Johnson
    Cecil Shorts
    Reggie Bush
    Zac Stacy

    Pull the trigger?

    • Sky

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      Decker & Ellington for Green, I’d make that move. But that’s the only one I’d make.

      • Captain Kirk says:
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        @Sky: I’m just curious as to why you think Decker and Brown would be too much?

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Captain Kirk: guessing, but a j green is only a little better than decker, and now that brown isn’t getting the b.s. (small amount of carries) claims of “little usage” from the coach, sky really likes brown, mostly because it’s really hard to find big time RB’s.

  20. L-Boogie says:
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    Drafted Bradford: tore up his knee
    Started Foles: he got a boo boo on his noggin
    Picked up Locker: what the hell is a Lisfranc?
    Started Cutler: its his groin. No, his ankle. No, his groin! Ankle! GROIN! GRANKLE!

    Which QB should get injured on my team this week? McCown vs Ravens or Keenum vs Raiders?

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @L-Boogie: Or Glennon vs Falcons but I’m guessing it’s not him.

    • Sky

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      Ha, nice rant. Keenum

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. And don’t even get me started on RB where I had Doug Martin. And then Mike James. So it’s been nice knowing you Bobby Rainey. I apologize in advance for your season ending injury.

        When’s McFadden coming back again?

        • Sky

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          Ha, truth on TB RBs…I’m picking up Rainey, hope I can stem the tide.

          Good question, at this point it’s unclear. However, I’m reading that the coaches aren’t putting DMC back in the drivers seat in full when he comes back because of how well Jennings has played. Might be a RBBC situation or worse for DMC.

          • Kvonney says:
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            @Prez: @Sky: Is it a coincidence that my injuries started piling up when I changed my avatar to Glass Joe?

            • L-Boogie says:
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              @Kvonney: Ha! Sorry, I forgot to change my username. I had to create another account since my leaguemates know I ask questions here. Didn’t want them doing any Razzball espionage (Razz-pionage?) Oh well, there goes that plan.

        • Prez says:
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          @L-Boogie: hahaha gett emmm!

  21. Pete says:
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    I have Ben Tate. Would you rather have Dennis Johnson as handcuff or Brian Leonard? PPR. Have Chris Johnson, Murray, Lamar Miller, Stacy, and Vereen as well.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pete: Johnson.

  22. Ron says:
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    Your advice has gotten me to 8-2 in two leagues…THANK YOU!

    1. Kaep is my starter. Pryor is backup. How many/Which of these QBs would you drop Pryor for? Keenum, Glennon, Campbell, Fitzpat

    2. Would you trade Gordon and Woodhead for Jordy and Spiller in .5PPR keeper?

    3. Which 2 are best pickups for ROS? T. Wright, Crabtree, Rainey, Rishard, Boykins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice!

      1. Keenum, no one else

      2. Nope

      3. Rainey/Boykin

      • Ron says:
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        @Sky: Would you trade Gordon for Jordy straight up?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Eh, I think Gordon provides more upside at this point. I’d probably want him more but it is close.

  23. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    I was offered Lesean Mccoy and Pierre Thomas for Demarco Murray and Leveon Bell.

    My other RBs are matt Forte/Moreno

    Its a std 10 team league.I like this trade but as always want to check with you

    Jagan

    • Jagan says:
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      I am 8-2 and top of my league.
      Thinking this would help me in playoffs.Other school of thought is am I losing my RB depth?

      Jagan

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Jagan: You’re not losing depth but you’re gonna have a hard time starting PT on a weekly basis. I’d rather have Murray/Bell.

  24. Frank White says:
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    I’m sorry I meant, what order would you rather give away in a trade, Ellington, Pierre and sproles

    • Frank White says:
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      it’s not about that.. the playernI’m getting aren’t worth them but I need him and I have plenty of rbs.. Can youl please just give mgr the order of which player s you would get rid of first?? The last guy would be the one you would want to hold onto. You catch the jist.. Lol

      Sorry I asked twice it’s just i’m trying to get your attention casuse I’m doing the trade now before he changes his mind

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Frank White: he already answered this.

  25. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Gore and Harry Douglas

    For

    Montee Ball and a 2014 1st round pick

    1.0 PPR dynasty league (keep entire team, no contracts, no salary cap)

    I would be getting Gore and my team is a near-lock for the playoffs anyway. Should I do this trade to make the team more solid for a run in the playoffs or should I hope to get by with who I already have?

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: thing is Gore might still have a few effective seasons after this one. If I could be guaranteed he would be good in 2014 and 2015 I would do this for sure.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: I wouldn’t be making that trade expecting something out of Gore in 2014. It’s a reasonable ‘for this year I wanna win’ trade. I’m not all that high on Ball, though, so keep that in mind. Think the Harry Douglas part is pretty meh, though. Fair but you’re really just getting Gore.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: Frank Gore’s 30. I wouldn’t do this. Ball may never turn into anything but I wouldn’t give up a 1st rounder unless it would put you as the front runner to win the whole thing. “Near-lock” to make the playoffs doesn’t sound like it would.

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Cram It: Thanks, guys.

          I though a different offer was better anyway. A different owner is offering Gates for Ball and DX who may never be cleared to play again anyway

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            If Gates fills a need, I’m open to that. Just think CJ Anderson/Moreno are gonna play too much with Ball’s role moving forward. And who knows what Hillman might do.

  26. Dave says:
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    Is Mike Brown a good sleeper to play against Arizona this week? Cecil will probably be matched up with Patrick Peterson. Or should I just stick with Denarius Moore vs Houston it’s .5PPR I don’t have a good bye week replacement for Dez right now I can also pick up a WR.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t looked that hard at matchups yet. Any chance Andre Roberts is out there? I’d wait to see how Michael Floyd’s doing. If he sits, Andre gets a bump.

      • David says:
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        @Sky: Someone actually JUST picked him up (damn it) but they dropped Boykin to get him should I pick up Boykin now?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @David: Definitely.

          • David says:
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            @Sky: Thanks just did Ha! love that he dropped him, so now forsure start him over Mike Brown (vs Arizona) or Denarius (@Hou) even with Tolzien starting? Boykin plays the Giants.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Tolzien is who made Boykin valid again.

              • David says:
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                @Sky: Great so Boykin it is.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Yup

  27. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Luckily for me, Tampa Bay’s offense sucked balls last night and V-Jax didn’t score the 14 or so points needed to beat me this week.

    So despite RG3′s numbers from week 9, I think you said he looked really good. They just kept getting to the goal line and punched it in with one of their eight RB’s.

    This week, RG3′s points were great. I didn’t see the game because I told Dish to go eff themselves. Did he look as good as his points suggest? I should go back and read your recap of that game and not be so lazy.

    So is playing KC’s defense this week against Denver estupido? My other options are Buffalo against NYJ or Tennessee vs. the Colts. I’m leaning towards Buffalo even though the Jets have started to show a little life.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha you lazy SOB! The Vikings make a lot of QBs look good but in all fairness, RG3 has looked fine for a while. It’s just he’s not capping drives with TD passes, it’s been the RBs. I haven’t looked at matchups but he’s still a top 7 or 8 QB most weeks. He’s just not who he was last year is all (partially the coaching).

      I’d go BUF there

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: True about the Vikings. I forgot that was who he played against this week. RG3 seems to have one good week, one bad week, one good week, etc…Cam Newton Syndrome I guess.

        I’ve got Rivers also, but he’s not extremely consistent either.

        Buffalo D it is! Just FYI, I don’t have all three of those defenses on my team. Don’t want you to think I’m crazy or anything…at least it’s nothing the meds can’t solve.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! Any man who believes in the power of bacon can never be crazy.

          Yeah, the way I see it is RG3 is getting his team into the RZ, he’s just not the one getting the TDs right now until this last week. Darrell Young doesn’t get 3 TDs one week and Helu another if Griffin isn’t helping move the team down the field. Just a question of who gets to cap things off some weeks is all.

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @Sky: Ha, speaking of the power of bacon. Check out this bad boy: http://dudefoods.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/BaconWeaveBreakfastTaco1.jpg

            Well I think I’m starting RG3 this week against Philly, while Rivers goes against Miami. It seems like an obvious choice, but who effin knows anymore.

            Glad to hear that RG3 is looking better. I should probably try and watch some of his games now that the playoffs are coming up. Team Shake N Bacon is in 2nd place! I’ve got AP and Demaryius Thomas to thank for that. Oh and Razzball…duh.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              My eyes just had a heart attack. Didn’t know that was possible. I died happy though (and blind).

              Since I haven’t reviewed yet it’s tough for me to say but it’s hard to argue against playing a QB against the Eagles defense. They’ve been ok of late but against weak competition. RG3 ain’t.

              I’m glad too since I own him pretty much everywhere. And I’m glad we could help along the way of course!

              • Shake N Bacon says:
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                @Sky: Oh it’s possible, and I’ll be trying my hand at it this week. So if you don’t hear from me next week, you will know why.

                Here is the website where I found that Bacon taco shell.
                http://dudefoods.com/

                More food porn for you.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I’ll open it when I’m home. Don’t wanna go to HR for looking at hot, tasty pics!

  28. Zandy says:
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    So I have McGahee and lance Moore as my final two spots… Drop them for Rainey and fozzy? Rainey and Leonard? Ogre? Or rishard? Standard league

    Im in first so looking for either lotto tickets or consistency vs my guys
    Brees Calvin Keenan Stacy (bye) Lamar Reed Hilton BN: Sproles shonn Ellington ssmith sjohnson McGahee Moore

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      @Zandy: sorry stupid blackberry double post. My bad

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Was this posted from 1998? Blackberry?!?

        • Zandy says:
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          @Sky: yup – Just picked up Terrell Davis!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha! Nice snag

            • Zandy says:
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              @Sky: since I’d have all those rbs in front of him, better to invest in ogre who is likely not to see the field for me even if McGahee got abducted by aliens (right?) or is it better to own a guy like Christine Michele or Knile Davis who are one bad play away from stardom? What would you do?

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                @Zandy: him = ogre – damn it blackberry

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I’ll still take Him Ogre. He could be a few plays away from being a nice RB2 ROS.

                  • Zandy says:
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                    @Sky: who would’ve thought Rainey would be the top rb in Cleveland’s backfield this year!!! (You can use that line all you want)

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rainey/Ogre

  29. Zandy says:
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    So I have McGahee and lance Moore as my final two spots… Drop them for Rainey and fozzy? Rainey and Leonard? Ogre? Or rishard? Standard league

    Im in first so looking for either lotto tickets or consistency vs my guys
    Brees Calvin Keenan Stacy (bye) Lamar Reed Hilton BN: Sproles shonn Ellington witten ssmith sjohnson McGahee Moore

  30. Oppo Taco says:
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    hey sky, i’ve never been an advocate of carrying 2 qb’s since our league is only a start 1 league but yet i find myself with 3. would you trade Foles and Shorts for Josh Gordon? I need to flex either Gordon or Shorts this week with Dez on bye. .5 PPR thanks
    qb – Rivers
    wr – calvin
    wr – Andre Johnson
    RB – FORTE
    RB L Bell
    TE – Reed
    FLEX – Shorts
    bench : dez, r jennings, dennis johnson, tom brady, foles

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Eh, I wouldn’t make that trade so it has to be Shorts. Think you need to get a bit better of a package for that given how well Foles has done.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: if i could flip one of those qb’s and shorts for welker is that worth doing? could you rank Rivers, Brady, Foles ROS or did i just do that?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You just did it. Still trust Rivers to sling it all year. I’d take Welker if he’s available in that trade.

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Sky: brady and shorts is ok for welker? i have a feeling he’d bite on that offer

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Think you’d deserve a 2-2 there.

  31. Pete says:
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    Marshall and Gore for Andre Johnson and Gronk in a PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Gronk/Andre side at this point.

  32. forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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    You did post about Rishard before on Oct. 30 in the Bad Ghrahm’er post. I picked him up that week then dropped him for Shonn Greene the next lol. I have been about a week too early on a lot of guys this year

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, sounds like I have been too! We’re seeing too far into the future!

  33. Percy Harvin says:
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    Would you consider using a #1 Waiver Priority on Jarett Boykin? PPR league and other recievers include AJ Green, Terrance Williams, Mike Brown and Doug Baldwin. Go Hawks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go Hawks indeed! Is this a waiver that resets each week? I don’t know if Boykin is worth a waiver that holds from week to week but he’s close given your team. I could see using it and dropping Baldwin w/Harvin on the mend. Drop in targets likely.

  34. Sal says:
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    12 team league where we play 2qb 2wr 2RB 1 Te and 4 flex spots. All starting quarterbacks are owned including people like Tolzien and freeman who I doubt is even playing.

    I have RG3 and had Vick and was hoping he would return but at this rate I doubt he even plays another snap unless foles is injured. I have been playing with 1 QB and have gone 3-1 doing so thanks in large part to aj green Moreno lynch and D. Thomas. However someone offered me Campbell for Ben Tate. I believe he is going to blow up now that foster is gone, even with broken ribs. Another offer is Dobson for Glennon what do you think.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t have the same faith in Tate as you do and think Campbell is a reasonable offer overall given your league setup. Are you telling me McCown and Fitz are owned?

      PS, I’d suggest pitching to leaguemates 1QB and 1QB flex next year. Your current setup screws people over who draft wisely and get one hurt QB and rewards the jackhole who sits on 5 mediocre QBs waiting to pounce with crappy trades. Just throwing that out there.

  35. Andrew says:
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    Hey Sky-
    Love reading your weekly recaps, keep up the great work!

    Trade deadline for my league is coming up fast (Friday) and I have some offers on the table I wanted to run by you. 12-team standard yahoo league. I’m currently in 1st place and was able to grab a few injured RBs and hold them without it affecting my team, and now I have 5 RBs and my phone is buzzing off the hook since no one else has more than 3.

    My Team:
    Stafford, Pryor
    AP, Bush, Andre Brown, Pierre Thomas, Vereen
    Marshall, Desean, Pierre Garcon, Keenan
    Witten, Wright

    We start 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 W/T, 1 W/T/RB

    Right now I have offers of:

    1) Spiller and Crabtree for PT and Vereen
    2) Demaryius and Joique for Andre and Keenan

    I would love to either get 1 more top WR (Demaryius) or a very solid RB to start in my flex before the deadline. Do you think either of these deals will be good for my team down the stretch or should I keep rolling with what I have? Or do you have suggestions for what I should do with my extra depth? As always your advice is much appreciated. Thanks man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks Andrew!

      1) Nope

      2) Nope

      If people really need RBs, they should come with more forgiving trades. Keenan is a top 15 WR ROS most likely. You’re trading a little up to DT and way down to Joique. The other one I don’t get. Spiller’s been hurt most of the year and has been a wildcard to say the least and I have my doubts about Crabtree being worth anything even when the playoffs hit. I’m fine moving 1 RB for 1 WR if that’s a need but I don’t see the values in the trades you’re presenting, personally.

      • Andrew says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for the advice! So do you think I should stick with what I’ve got and just let a combination of Andre, Keenan, PT or Vereen ride the pine each week? Or should I push for someone like Stacy for a combination of Andre/PT/Vereen?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, upgrade makes sense. PT + Andre for Stacy is something I would do. Bet the owner would dive in given the bye week.

          • Andrew says:
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            @Sky: I countered with PT and Vereen for Stacy and he came back with Spiller and crabtree for PT. Do you like PT or Vereen better ROS? If I counter back with Andre + (PT or Vereen), would you rather get Demaryius or Stacy in return?

            • Sky

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              Not hip on gaining two headaches for two serviceable players. DT vs Stacy is a needs question. If you really need a WR upgrade, I’m fine with DT. If not, I’d take Stacy. Prefer making PT the second piece.

              • Andrew says:
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                @Sky: He just agreed to Andre and PT for Stacy and Crab. Should I pull the trigger?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Sure, Crabs is a throw in. Nothing wrong with that.

                  • Andrew says:
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                    @Sky: Awesome, thanks for all the help Sky! Last question I promise… Witten or Jordan Cameron ROS? I like Witten’s offense and that he has Romo throwing to him, but Cameron was a beast to start the season and has fallen off now that Campbell is QB.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I like Cameron more. Less mouths to feed, better chance at consistency but we’re close. He hasn’t been great of late but Witten has had his own share of issues in that department.

  36. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Who’s taking your final roster spot, Knile or Fozzy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Knile: clearer path to glory.

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: clearer path to a glory hole, you mean…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You read between the lines…of grout in the bathroom stall!

  37. jamie says:
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    Rainey worth burning #1 waiver? i’m in first 7-2 .. i’m not crazy about picking him up but not sure anyone better will emerge ros.

    • Cram It says:
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      @jamie: If you’re not crazy about picking him up and don’t really need him, I’d hold.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s a gamble and if you don’t need to take it, don’t.

  38. Kvonney says:
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    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am new to fantasy football. ROS, Foles or Cam Newton at QB? Cam has the name recognition but has been up and down all season. Foles has the short term success and easier schedule (I think).

    Thank you.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not dumb at all. I don’t think you need to make this a ROS question unless you’re looking into selling one or the other. If they’re both on your team, play matchups. If you’re looking to sell, Cam will get you the most bang for your buck via name recognition. I like Foles but Cam’s legs will make him more likely the ‘higher scorer’ of the two. But he’s a week to week matchup play and not a must start every week.

      • Kvonney says:
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        @Sky: Actually, I’m looking to acquire. I guess it depends on who I’m giving up?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You got it.

          • Kvonney says:
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            @Sky: How about this:

            1) If I could get wither for the same offer, (say Nicks) which should I go for? I’m not saying he would accept wither but what if…

            2) Nicks for Foles or Nicks and McFadden for Cam?

            3) Nicks for Foles or Nicks and Ellington for Cam?

            Anything above that I would probably just do weekly QB waiver pickups.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Before I take these questions on, who’s actually available in your FA pool right now?

              • Kvonney says:
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                @Sky: 12 teams, most have a backup QB on their roster. Keenum, Tolzien, Eli, Fitz, Ponder, Glennon, Tannehill, Geno, Clemens, Henne available. Assuming some other will be dropped tonight after bye week fill-ins.

                Waivers run tonight and we’re trying to pick up Keenum but we have a low priority.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  We? I’m getting confused, are you and L-Boogie friends? Multiple personalities trapped inside the same person?

                  I’d want Keenum and only mildly interested in anyone else at the moment. Nicks for Foles makes sense to me but you might have a hard time getting him for that price.

                  • Kvonney says:
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                    @Sky:

                    Roses are red
                    Violets are blue
                    I’m schizophrenic
                    And so am I

                    Or maybe I just have a partner in my fantasy football league since I haven’t played in 10+ years.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, ah ok. Fair enough. Nothing wrong with putting the training wheels back on until you’re comfortable again. Glad to have you back in the fold!

                    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                      @Kvonney: wasn’t this just glass joe with a different name? from like 40% of this page up.

  39. goodfold2 says:
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    usually i read everything (and I’m going to) but it won’t be till later tonight and want to get a lot of answers when i’m sure to be at computer so bear with possible repeat questions from today but…
    1. i’m guessing the reason my nelson/moreno for opp’s v-jax/wright is a hold now is more due to 1.nelson being respectable with newer backup than 2. wright barely used last night? a few days ago this was a “yes, do that trade answer (wondering what changed more)

    2.what is the waiver ranking for picking up these three (dropping royal and jennings if i can get more than one of them) PPR- r.matthews/crabtree/burleson. I’m sure (pretty sure) i’d rather have all three of those than royal/jennings

    3. in a league where i need TE upgrade (over bennett, could grab bostick), but moreno is a bench behind bush/charles (can only play 2 RB); is moreno for reed doable? You asked what I would have to give to get reed this morning. That might work.

    4. whether or not the trade in 3 is a good idea, is my nelson (WR 2 now behind d-jax)/moreno/bennett for opp’s v-jax/reed a better idea?

    5. for all of us shlubs that own rodgers AND cutler which of these would we rather have this week? rank top 3 or 4 since this is a 2 league question.
    mckown vs BAL
    tolz @NYG
    keenum vs OAK
    glennon vs ATL
    fitzy vs IND
    palmer @JAX
    pryor @ HOU (if revealed later in week is healthy)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: in 4. opp probably has no interest in bennett as he has both reed and wright, so I could just drop bennett and change the trade to miller/moreno/nelson for his v-jax/reed (opp does need RB depth). I would still have bush/charles/j.bell/vereen left (only 2 can start)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Too much

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) More Nelson. Seneca is terrible.

      2) I’d want Matthews over Royal, not really crazy about the other two but they’re still better than holding low-ceiling Jennings. Probably Crabtree. Can’t see starting any of those three any given week soon anyways.

      3) It might look silly now but that move could be great down the road. If you wanna see how I’m viewing Moreno, I got Hilton for him here recently. I don’t think your offer capitalizes on Moreno’s value so far this year but it fits your team. Go for it.

      4) Too much

      5) Keenum/Tolz/McKown/Fitz (don’t think Pryor is healthy nor making good decisions right now to start him).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky:
        1, good, so nelson is back to decent value with tolzen or whatevs his name
        2. burleson is weak link out of those three, got it
        3. with my lineup only trade value I have really is solid RB depth (would’ve been better if martin came back, as I had him too last week, would’ve been even more solid trade value)
        thanks.

  40. Matthew says:
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    9-1 in first. At this point I’ve secured a playoff spot. Everyone else is 6-4 or worse.

    My team already lost Foster and Julio but take a look

    QB – Ryan
    WR- Green
    WR – A Johnson
    WR – Jordy Nelson
    RB – Rice
    RB – Pierre Thomas
    TE – Gronk
    B – Cameron
    B – Amendola
    B – Shorts
    B – Andre Brown
    B – Garrett Graham
    K – Prater
    DEF – Denver

    I am ovoid sky conceded due to being thin at Tailback, losing Foster and Jones and the way Roce is playing. I’ve managed 1st.

    Trade deadline is Friday so I am attempting trades. Do you have any suggestions.

    I have claims obviously to drop Graham because I needed a TE w Gronk and Cameon on a bye the same week and I am dropping him for Ingram, I am also dropping Shorts for Colston.

    I got lucky w Andre Brown, hopefully him and Ingram/Thomas are my answers to RB.

    I am desperately trying to trade Cameron but at this point Gronk is the only guy people want.

    Ryan hopefully will turn it around.

    I mean, obviously some people have given up, but the people I can trade with, what would you suggest? Packaging Nelson and Gronk for a Charles type RB and trusting Cameron? Sticking with Brown and Pierre Thomas? Trade for Vereen?

    Thank you!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ve been preaching to sell Ryan since Julio went down. It’s a busted team with bad OL play and players like Roddy playing at less than 100% for most of the year. You’re better off streaming QBs. Ingram is not the answer. He was running over a depleted team that basically shut down midway through the third quarter. Drop Graham for Colston if you’re going to make a move for him. Actually might be better for you to get your foot in the door on Rainey since you need RB help.

      Try moving Rice + a receiver for an RB upgrade at this point. Shop around.

      • Matthew says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: Thank Sky!! Whose Rainy? Hahah. I’m gonna attempt. Do you like Pierre Thomas though? And could Andre Brown be my answer? Great pickup? Thanks again.

        • Matthew says:
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          @Matthew: I know who Rainey is hah. Would you do Jordy And Rice for McCoy? I’m just trying to get an idea of something haha.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I would. Find someone with a solid RB who needs a WR upgrade. Angle from there.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, Rainey’s the RB in TB who’ll at least share carries with Brian Leonard. Think Rainey wins out eventually.

          PT is better as a flex but you go with what you have. Andre Brown is a decent RB2 with health issues. Strong pickup, especially for your team. Should’ve already been owned heading into week 10, truth be told.

  41. Aero says:
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    I have Colston , Hopkins, and Boykin available on waivers. Which is the better pickup for some depth? Colston and hope he really is turning it around? Colston > Boykin > Hopkins?

    With Cutler’s high ankle sprain, you think he sees action before the end of the year? Is he dropable for somebody like Jason Campbell in a 2 QB league where I have Foles and Pryor? Vick is also on the wire from when he got reinjured.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Colston has the higher upside right now. Graham was limited to 33 snaps last week. His foot worries me more and more each day.

      You might need immediate help w/Pryor struggling and hurting. Go for it.

      • Aero says:
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        @right on@Sky: Sky: Right on, thanks Sky

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Glad I could help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      And by go for it, I’m referring to Campbell.

  42. Bush says:
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    Witten, Keenan, Pierre Tomas or Gronk, AJ for ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      WR/RB/TE ROS? This is a strange question. What are you trying to do?

      • Bush says:
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        @Sky: Essentially, would it be worth upgrading from Witten to Gronk and Keenan to AJ by throwing in PT since he sits on my bench?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          So this is a trade question? Witten/Keenan/PT for Gronk/AJ? Correct?

          • Bush says:
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            @Sky: Correct

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Cool. I’d take the Gronk side but if I owned AJ and Rob, I wouldn’t give them to you for that.

  43. Mr. Glass says:
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    Whats worse having a league mate send you a trade via TXT and when you send the trade they wait a day and deny it, or being in a league where every owner is only willing to trade their bench RB for your 1st or 2nd player taken in the draft… i mean the only trade made this year was when i traded K. Thompkins for KC defense after the week 6 game so frustrating…rant over lol

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      First one is worse…it gets your hopes up for it!

      Trades are tough in both real and fake football. Short seasons, usually a trade is done out of need if it’s done at all.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mr. Glass: it was frustrating to trade what turned out to be a near worthless (at this point) WR for a top 5 def that could help you win a championship? I wonder how frustrated the guy who ended up with thompkins is if you’re mad about it. He’s probably over there rocking the IND/STL or HOU defenses (STL has been good lately, of course).

  44. goodfold2 says:
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    in same league where my it was acceptable idea to flip moreno for reed as I rock bennett (and nelson/dola/d-jax at WR, with floyd as backup), due to moreno being depth, but needing a breakout starter at TE,
    1 would my bennett/nelson/moreno for his nicks/gronk be acceptable and better?

    This opp has stafford/gronk/forte, but other than that team is straight up bad with r.white/j.jones (still on team)/james, and has to now start ellington for ROS in a 2 RB only league. Nicks is this guy’s best WR now. Jesus.
    2.I’m guessing weakening my WR this much (would have to start nicks in this scenario, at least sometimes) makes the Reed for Moreno str up better?

    • Sky

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      1) Not hip on that; would expect a better WR in return than Nicks. Doesn’t sound like they have the parts to do it. Why not just Moreno/Bennett for Gronk? Not understanding the need for Nelson/Nicks in that deal.

      2) Depends if you can just do the move I’m suggesting for Gronk.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: 1. yr right, earlier this guy was hung up on getting either nelson or d-jax from me for r.white or nicks (and not needing moreno as much, since he at least had james after his martin went out, but now his RB security is falling off worse)
        2. so try 2 for 1 gronk first then over reed deal. sounds like. will do.

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          @goodfold2: 2. i forgot, he also has graham and may value him over bennett, if that’s true, should i try miller/moreno?

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            @goodfold2: oops, the shitty graham (HOU)

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Assumed

  45. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Sky: Use my #3 waiver wire priority to add Pierce, Rainey, Leonard, or Stewart? 12 team standard league. Thanks! Also, ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk…

    • Matt Kemp for ten Darwin Barney's says:
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      @Bill Lumbergh: seeing as pierce hasn’t been any good this year either, stewart will never get enough carries unless d.williams dies (also remember december is coming, this isn’t stewart’s time), rainey is best, but, likely not worth 3 waiver, unless of course you were already having to start james AND need to win every game to make playoffs.

    • Sky

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      @Bill Lumbergh: Ha! I like Rainey the most of those 4 for upside. Everyone says it’s Leonard we should own, I have a hard time believing he’s next in line for lion’s share of carries. YPC wasn’t pretty on Monday. If you really need RB upside, it’s week 11, no time like the present: go for Rainey.

  46. goodfold2 says:
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    if he doesn’t do that gronk for my bennett/moreno he probably wouldn’t value miller that high either (neither would I after last night if I didn’t already own him) what is the correct ROS ranking of d-jax-nelson-dola? I could also try dola/moreno for gronk/nicks if Dola is the weakest of those 3.
    2. we still want miller over rainey just in case MIA looks like week 9 ever again? deep bench RB. Seems upside is too big to drop for rainey here.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      DJax/Nelson/’dola. I’m fine w/dola & Moreno for Gronk & Nicks.

      2. Miller from Miami is good. Can’t discount him after one game.

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        @Sky:2. funny as i picked him up like 2 weeks ago too, not even a waiver, and this is a league where i’m already 8-2 in. forgot who guy who dropped still has on roster but there’s worse guys than him. OK, so
        1. moreno/bennett for gronk (sent this hours ago) if not
        2. moreno/dola for gronk/nicks, if not
        3. moreno for reed str up
        really only got a few days on these, so better hope owner pays attention.

        • Sky

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          Yup, that route makes sense. #2 without Nicks makes sense too if you have to.

  47. PimpinAintBreezzy says:
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    Better Waiver Pickup

    Vereen or Rainey

  48. GoHawks says:
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    What are your thoughts on Vincent Jackson ROS?

    Who do you think I could get in a trade for him?

    Thanks

    Go hawks! Btw I’m going to the game Sunday! Might not be much of a game though haha

    • Sky

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      VJax is fringe top 12. Most likely WR13 or 14. Too heavily targeted to fall too far down but the offense isn’t that great. Pretty wide question, really more a needs thing based on the other owner. Maybe target a guy like Stacy? Actually what do you need? That’s more important than who you can get.

      Ah yes, the double edged sword…nice! Wear a Razzball t-shirt, I’ll spot ya!

  49. Jay says:
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    Should I give up Megatron and receive Cruz and MJD?

    My other RBs are Knowshon, Bell, Stacy, Ivory, DMC, and Ryan Matthews
    My other WRs are Shorts, Kendall Wright, Steve Johnson, and Harry Douglas

    • PimpinAintBreezzy says:
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      @Jay: @Jay: Better

      HECK NO! You have decent running backs why would you give up Megatron? Besides Cruz has underperformed his last 5 games and Eli still haven’t found his grove. MJD had his first decent game this season this Sunday! MegaTron is wrecking, in my opinion.

      I’d stick with megatron!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jay: your WR are already a lot weaker than your RBs, so don’t do it for sure. I would have said no probably anyway though. You also don’t need any help in the form of MJD anyway at RB.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Terrible trade for you.

  50. goodfold2 says:
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    goodnight sky, i’m taking a nap before waivers get done.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Everyone needs a little beauty rest.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: you haven’t seen me, i’m one of the only ones happy have Jon Niese’s nose in existence, in order to compare myself to. For some damn reason yahoo’s waivers weren’t even through this morning, even as late as 6:30 am central. garbage.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, good for you!

          Weird on the waivers. Mine cleared this morning on time.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: very odd, as I’m in 2 yahoo’s, this doesn’t bode well for some sort of (ME only?) errors.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @goodfold2: as long as they clear the right way, that’s all that matters.

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