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Football is a funny sport, especially for a team that rarely gets to be in the spotlight.  The last time I remember seeing Cam Newton under the watchful eye of prime time, it was Thursday Night Football, week 3 and it was the 2012 season.  Heading into the game, the Panthers were 1-1 and were fresh off a win over a division rival – the New Orleans Saints – and were riding high.  It was Cam’s second season in the league and people were expecting great things from the young man.  And then September 20th happened and the good times left the building.  Cam and company left their home turf after a humiliating loss at the hands of the Giants.  After a 36-7 loss, a lot of people – both fantasy enthusiasts and real – began to question Supermans superpowers.  Was the guy that looked like he was pouting on the sidelines under his towel really a leader?  Was the guy who just threw 3 interceptions really the person that was gonna bring Carolina back to prominence?  And so on and so forth and the rest of the season played out and people forgave but never forgot the towel-covered Cam.  He was a childish athlete who’d never learn how to play within the game, they said.  An egotistical prat who lacked the ability to guide a team to victory, they chattered.  And for most of 2012, the people were right.  But some light must’ve popped on at the end of 2012 as they went on to win 5 of their last 6.  Sure, the Panthers finished 7-9 but there were flashes of the team we saw on Monday last year.  We were just too blinded by Cam hatred to see.  And of that Cam hatred?  Well, to help his team go to 8-3 on the 2013 season, Newton finished with 209 passing yards and 3 passing TDs while leading his team in rushing on the night with 62.  Yeah, but you ain’t talking fantasy, Sky, this is all about real football.  No one cares.  Well you SHOULD care, imaginary reader.  This team is fighting for the playoffs.  It has motivation and incentive down the stretch to actually win their division and a supercharged Cam can be a Superman Cam at any moment and tonight he definitely was that.  Cam looked better than he has in a while in the passing game.  I don’t know if it was his receivers stepping up or him playing at another level – I’ll defer towards the former but that’s cuz Cam’s been pretty damn good all year, y’all – but there’s reason for JB to be pointing at the back of that jersey tonight.  Cam is legit.  Panthers are legit.  And now I have to write about other guys and I’m completely spent.  In other news from week 11 MNF for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

Stevan Ridley – He fumbled…normally that’s the end of the story but xmas came early and the Grinch Belichick’s heart grew a few sizes bigger on the night and let the poor kid back in and.  Lo and behold, it paid off: 13/48/1.  Ok, not the greatest of stat lines but the TD saved some fantasy bacon out there.  And we all know the only thing more sacred than real bacon is fantasy bacon.  Canadian bacon?  That probably has something to do with Fantasy Hockey.  I don’t know anything about it.  You should ask Andrew.  I was admittedly a little worried about Ridley coming into tonight and still admittedly am…can I say admittedly one more time?  Good.  Fumbles are a Hoodie Bill bugaboo and the more Vereen gets involved, the more I wonder what will happen to Stevan.  For now this story is a TBD but don’t be surprised if this turns into a WTF come playoff time.

Greg Olsen – I kinda wonder at times if the world is ready for an aughts rendition of He-Man.  No more cheese, let’s go Chris Nolan on this.  No more pink tunics or furry loin cloths.  Let’s get gritty.  And while we’re at it we can update Battle Cat, aka Cringer, into a Panther rather than a Tiger and we can make Greg the lead actor.  He couldn’t be worse than Dolph Lundgren can he…can he?!?  But I digress.  Olsen had himself a fine night with a 5/52/1 line.  Now lets party.

Shane Vereen – I’d just like to point out for everyone else who’s had comments issues with this.  It really is spelled Vereen.  Not Vareen.  Don’t worry, I was picking up what you were putting down but everyone has their peccadilloes.  I like mine with a little sour cream and some home made guacamole, personally.  But more to the point, Vareen Vereen finished with PPR dream numbers: 8/65 and even threw in a few yards on the ground while he was at it.  He shouldn’t be available but if he is…well, you need a new league and pick him up.

Case Keenum – Yeah, I’m sneaking in some Sunday news.  Last time we talked, Keenum was benched for Hand Schaub.  But don’t fret, Kubiak says he’s starting again this Sunday.  Methinks management said he could keep his job the rest of the season if he stopped doing stupid things while Kubiak tries to go down with the ship with his first mate.  If I wanted to see Dicaprio and Winslett make out, I would’ve watched Titanic…ok, I wouldn’t have but I would’ve forwarded to about an hour and 12 minutes, 13 seconds in for when Kate gets nude.  Don’t judge me.  PS, I can’t trust a QB who got benched mid-game for no reason.  QB2 with upside this week but no more top 10 until shows his commitment can last for 4 quarters.

Steve Smith – This really isn’t even fantasy related.  Ok, maybe it kinda is.  Steve Smith changed the momentum of this game.  Pats be all like ‘we gone win dis’ and Smiff be all like ‘Talib please!’.  He only finished with 4 catches for 62 yards but set the tone early that the Panthers weren’t gonna take ‘ish from nobody.  It didn’t show up in his box score but it showed up everywhere else.  Respect.  When Steve retires, I fully expect he becomes a bouncer at the Road House.

Rob Gronkowski – Do I really have to talk about ‘the play’?  Ok, ok but let’s cover the stats first shall we?  He went for 5/59/1.  Good top 10 line for a TE.  You wanted more?  Sure, of course.  But the Panthers defense is for real.  I’m playing in an IDP league for the first time and Thomas Davis scored me over 20 points on the night.  I don’t even know how.  Heck, I don’t even know who Thomas Davis is.  I might have to ask Kevin Kumpf about it on Thursday when he does IDP rankings.   Neverthewho!  Gronk has only had one game scoring less than 10 points in standard since his return.  This is why you drafted him.  Just wish he’d started this around, say, week 4.  Now for my response on ‘the play’…meh.  I’m a fantasy football player, I just care about the box score!  Slight sarcasm assumed…let’s talk about this in the off-season, shall we?  I have other things to deal with around here.

Tom Brady – The game plan was solid: make the Carolina defense play from sideline to sideline then wind up and take shots down the field when they were available.  A couple of more deep ball connections and Brady would’ve looked better with his end line than he did tonight: 29/40 for 296, a touchdown and ‘the play’ that led to the INT.  Overall, Brady was a gameplan technician throughout most of the game.  The Panthers weren’t going to give Tom much time back there so the Pats adroitly (word of the day!) planned for plenty of short out routes, slants and bubble screens which would explain the receptions to ‘dola (6/45) and others mentioned above.  It was a slow crawl down the field for New England every time but it was on purpose and it was with method.  To be fair, the plan would’ve worked if it weren’t for those rotten Pats defenders on third down.  But Brady got Scooby Doo’d and we all got left with the Lumberjack ending.  I’m still devastated that Rita died.  I don’t wanna talk about it.

  1. jordan73 says:
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    Vereen or Tate RoS? I either have to drop Tate to activate Vereen off IR, or just drop Vereen outright.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      PPR or standard? Is Tate your only drop?

      • Jordan73 says:
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        @Sky: PPR. Tate and Keenan Allen are my only real options to drop.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d drop Tate for the upside then. Vereen’s gonna see a lot of passes ROS.

  2. Jon says:
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    Which QB for week 12 only (Russell Wilson bye)?

    Tolzien, McCown, Eli Manning, Fitzpatrick, Glennon, Clemens, Campbell, Tannehill, Geno Smith

    • McGloin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t ranked yet and without matchups, these kind of questions don’t really help you much. Without much info, McCown.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: matchups are everything, mccown gets the decent against the pass STL def, while Eli gets the worst def ever seen by humans in DAL.

  3. Jon says:
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    Which DST for week 12?

    Raiders vs TEN, Browns vs PIT, Lions vs TB, Saints @ ATL, Jets @ BAL

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t ranked but Browns

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: really, even over offensive shill ATL playing NO? good to know. i might be able to get CLE over NO in a CIN owning spot.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          ATL is rattled for sure but TB isn’t a slouch on defense, especially at home. Again, rankings haven’t happened. I’ll have a better feel come Thursday morning how I see these matchups.

  4. Jon says:
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    Need to lose one guy: Riley Cooper, Reuben Randle, Stevie Johnson, Hartline

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stevie

  5. Flipper Anderson says:
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    Who would you go with for a bye week fill-in this week:
    Alex Smith, Carson Palmer or Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t done rankings for the week and matchups matter. Without that info, Smith is the safest.

  6. Nice! Went against your advice and started Manning over RGIII and it almost cost me. Needed Panther D to score 5 or less and the scored 4!! The gods are with me this year. 9-2 1st place. Thank you for the rankings, all year

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob, glad we could help!

  7. Sniff Test says:
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    Should I pick up Miles Austin and play him over Jarrett Boykin as a WR3?

    • Sniff Test says:
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      @Sniff Test: By the way this is PPR and applies to this week and ROS. Percy Harvin is the slotted WR3 but he is on a by this week. I am asking the question now because of waiver timing.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t.

  8. Aero says:
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    Rainey over Ellington at this point? Usage pattern leading to 1 pt killed me this week with Ellington in my flex.

    Gotta drop Manuel for active QB2 this week. Clemens v Chi, Geno @ Bal, McGloin v Ten, Henne @ Hou. Then there’s also Freeman who may start for the Vikes @GB. I think I’m leaning Clemens. Have I missed news on McGloin going back to the bench for Pryor coming back? FMFFL.

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: gah, always forget to say this… standard scoring.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, RE: Rainey over Andre

      Not excited about the matchup but I’ll say McGloin there. Clemens is a safe but limited upside play. Don’t think you get much from starting him. Stacy’s gonna get plenty of touches this week against that Bears defense.

  9. Pefacommish says:
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    Non-PPR league, play 3: MJD, CJ2K, Steven Jackson, Ryan Mathews or Pierre Thomas? I’ve been playing MJD, Johnson and Thomas, but Mathews is awfully tempting.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t ranked for the week nor did you give matchups so I don’t have much to go by here. I’ll say Mathews/CJ2K/MJD for now. I’ll have rankings out Thursday.

  10. Dave says:
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    Should I bench Keenan Allen vs KC, or Boykin vs Minnesota?

    Also Donald Brown or Vereen in the flex (or one of the receivers above) it’s .5PPR

    Thanks

    • Dave says:
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      @Dave: Vereen plays Denver, Brown play some Arizona

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t done rankings yet but my initial response is Keenan/Vereen.

  11. CL says:
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    Sky… got my 1st loss last night… 10-1 now… by 0.41 of a point!

    Had Gronk going AND Carolina DEF… let me tell you about nail biting… Gronk scores, DEF loses some points, etc… you know the deal there… Then the whole thing at the end?! Gronk gets another chance? no? DEF INT yes?!?! Not enough… Don’t matter though. Playoffs. But yeesh.

    Side note, I’m pretty sure this is the Fantasy Gods way of reminding me who’s boss for trading away Moreno for Gronk this past week. I also picked up Vereen. They don’t want it going to my head.

    Anyway, thanks for reading. No questions today.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn, but at least you have a strong team; not a bad loss at all. I like to think of the regular season as a way to get losses out of your system before the playoffs hit.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: Agreed.

  12. The Wickler says:
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    PPR: Pick 2 of 3

    Vereen v DEN
    Rashad Jennings v TEN
    L Bell @ CLE

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t done rankings yet so for now, Jennings/Vereen

  13. cheerio says:
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    12 team. Non-ppr.

    Is Rainey worth a #1 waiver claim.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah

  14. Oppo Taco says:
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    Brady vs Denver or rivers @KC (my savior foles is on bye)
    First thought brady?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brady. Not close, matchup is way better for Tom.

  15. Vickinabox says:
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    PPR ROS

    WR choose 1:
    Keenan Allen, Amendola, Harry Douglas

    RB choose 1:
    SJax, Vereen, Rashad Roughshod Jennings

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keenan
      Roughshod

      • Vickinabox says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks, man.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  16. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In a dynasty league, which RB are you dropping first: L. Miller or Pierce (I’m a Rice owner)? Looking to pick up a QB until Cutler’s back. Boykin and his tasty schedule (Min , @Det, Atl, @Dal) is also out there. Would you dump both RBs to grab him too? My current WR2 options are Allen, Roddy and Smiff.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      dynasty I wouldn’t drop Miller. Not even sure I’m 100% sold on keeping Cutler around either but that’s a bigger gamble. If you have 34yo Steve Smith in a dynasty league and Boykin is out there, that’s a pretty easy add/drop in my book. You can drop Pierce for a QB.

  17. Oppo Taco says:
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    L bell @Cleve or roughshod vs Tenn
    .5 ppr. I feel like this is close, early thoughts? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Roughshod, TEN is terrible against the run.

  18. Pete says:
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    Add Donald Brown and Drop Lamar Miller in a PPR league? Don’t really need either but would rather have the one that could potentially do more damage against my team in the playoffs (weeks 15 and 16).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Depends who you’re dropping to acquire them.

      • Pete says:
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        @Sky: I would be dropping Lamar Miller to pick up Donald Brown. Other potential drops are Dobson, Terence Williams or Vereen. However, dropping a WR would only leave me with 4 WR’s (we start 3) while I have 6 RB’s.

        • Sky

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          @Pete: Ah, my bad I misread. Think it would be wiser to drop either Terrance or Dobson. I’d lean towards Terrance. RB depth is harder to acquire than WR depth and even harder to play the FA pool for to play matchups. You can survive with 4 WRs.

  19. FillyP says:
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    Sup Sky?

    12t H2H 0.5 PPR

    I’ve got a bunch of awful bench RB’s.. Leonard, Powell, Helu. Need a filler this week for Shady.. I’m thinking to pick up Rainey. I also want to nab Boykin as a stash/back-up play. Who would you stash out of the above group (Leonard, Powell, Helu)? I’m leaning Helu.

    Also, who’s a better K option moving forward – Tucker or Bailey? Thanks!

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      @FillyP:

      D. Thomas and Ball also available.. and I have 3rd highest waiver priority.

      So, who should I drop? Leonard, Powell, Helu ..
      And who should I pick up? Rainey, D. Thomas, Ball. (I need to start one this week)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not big on any of them, honestly. If you’re picking up Rainey, it would make sense Leonard is the one you keep. Can drop the other two.

      Meh, they’re kickers. Bailey on the better offense, I’d lean his way.

  20. Pete says:
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    If you had to drop someone, which of the following would you drop ROS (I’m almost a lock for playoffs so I’m looking week 14-16, primarily)?
    1. Michael Vick (starting QB is RG3)
    2. Joique Bell (other RB are Andre Brown, S-Jax, Stacy, Rainey)
    3. Steve Johnson (other WR are Megatron, Marshall, D-Jax, Harvin)

    Leaning Bell bc of RB depth. I can start up to 3 RB or up to 5 WR weekly in my unusual league. Non-PPR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vick isn’t a starter anymore and has been outperformed by Foles in a big way. He’s not getting the job back without an extreme circumstance.

      • Pete says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, good point. I’ll have to hope Bob Griffin stays healthy and productive ROS. His schedule is fairly nice, at least.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, it’s been bumpy but RG3 has still been around the 6th or 7th best QB over the last 4 weeks. Not what we all wanted but not as bad as he started.

  21. Comatose says:
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    I’m in first place but my WRs stink. It’s Demariyus and then Wallace and Stevie. Is Crabtree worth a speculative add over either of them?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You only have 3 WRs?

      • Comatose says:
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        @Sky: Only start 2 and short bench, so yes. I could also drop Shonne Greene, due to my glut of RBs.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Comatose: Can drop Stevie. If the bench is that short, I wonder if you shouldn’t just be playing matchups with your WR2 position, though. Doesn’t sound like a deep league.

  22. Matt says:
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    Im in 1st place in a 14 team standard scoring league:

    QB Luck
    RB Gore
    RB Stacy
    WR C Johnson
    WR J Nelson
    WR L Moore (I have Randall Cobb stashed for the playoffs)
    TE Gronk
    TE Housler
    FLEX Andre Brown/Vereen

    Should I trade one of my backs for a TE or should I play matchups with the running backs in the playoffs?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a 14 team, 2 TE league where you have Gronk, you don’t need to do that.

  23. malamoney says:
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    Keenum or Big Ben this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t ranked yet but after last weekend, I don’t trust Kubiak so for now I say Big Ben.

  24. Wilsonian says:
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    That was way too damn close last night. Had Carolina’s DEF, he had Amendola, Gronk, and Kuechly. If Gronk scores that late TD, I lose. As it stands, I’m in 1st by a game at 8-3. Now I have to get Vereen off of IR. Not sure who the drop is, but I’m leaning Reed, as sad as that may make me. Here’s the squad:

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    WR – Decker
    RB – Forte
    RB – CJ?K
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Gordon
    W/R/T – Rainey
    BN – Green (BYE)
    BN – Harvin (BYE)
    BN – Ridley
    BN – D.Brown
    BN – Gio (BYE)
    BN – Reed
    IR – Vereen

    0.5 PPR. I gotta think the RBs would have the most value down the stretch, and this would nullify my freak out of who to start between Graham and Reed.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, probably your best drop is Reed. Wish you didn’t have to but it makes sense.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: kind of what I thought. And the trade deadline has passed, so I don’t really have any other option other than that. I’ll probably wait until the end of the week to drop him so no one can pick him up for this week. Because I’m an ass like that.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You mean a smart ass! I mean an ass that is smart…

  25. Pat says:
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    You’re set to make the playoffs, which start Week 14. Who would you rather have ROS: A Rodgers or RG3?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trick question because it depends who the backup plan is if Rodgers isn’t back when the playoffs start. Who would that be?

      • Pat says:
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        @Sky: very clever
        Eli Manning, though I could potentially trade for a better back-up (looking at Week 14 match-ups). Gotta think Rodgers will be back for Week 15…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I still don’t have as much faith in the Rodgers storyline as others. Think it’s gonna depend on where the team is at and if he comes back too soon, the risk of re-injuring it is pretty strong. Are there streamable QB options? I know you’re looking at playoffs. I could consider it if Eli isn’t what you’re automatically stuck with. He hasn’t turned the ball over much of late but he also hasn’t been very fantasy worthy.

  26. jeff says:
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    Need advice immediately: I need to drop either Vereen or Ridley (have Mccoy n Alfred) PPR. And need choose this AM. We play 2 RB.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have no one else to drop?

      • jeff says:
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        @Sky: no we play 2 running backs. I gave stored Vereen all year on IR knowing he will be a beast this year in PPR. Because he was,activated last night i have to drop either him or Ridley as i am not dropping either of my other stud backs. Sucks. I’m 8-3 in 2nd .

        Thinking because I believe Vereen will get more work he will be an 8-12 rushes and 6 catches out of the backfield guy monster Ridley will be the goal in back n between the tackles but lose you he’s to Shane.

        But Ridley scores TD’s.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Saying ‘no we play 2 RBs’ doesn’t answer my question. Are you telling me you can only have 3 RBs on your roster at all times? You need to give me a better explanation why it’s between those two before I can respond.

          • jeff says:
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            @Sky: Yes we roster 3 backs n play 2 and I didn’t think dropping Mccoy r alfred were guts I wanted to drop

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ok, now that makes sense. Doubt you’ll start either much down the stretch. I’d lean Vereen.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              And by ‘lean Vereen’ I meant I’d want to keep Vereen over Ridley. That probably wasn’t clear.

    • Pat says:
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      @jeff: is this a 4-team league? Goodness

      • jeff says:
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        @Pat: 10 team Ridley I grabbed off waivers when he sucked at start of the year n owner panicked I snatched him . Now with Shane back om stuck got to move one of my backs to waivers. Good problem to have with Mccoy n Alfred starting 4 me.

      • jeff says:
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        @Pat: I also turned Josh gordon n cj2k into alfred when I had too many back last week I have Garçon gronk DJAX from draft with Rodgers as my Qb and foles backing up and I am not close to the best team on league. My rb 2 was hurting me so I grabbed alfred hoping that s shanahan figures out how to get him the ball more n have go back to scoring TD’S when it get cold in playoffs. At least that’s the plan. Awful?

  27. Dave says:
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    Should I try trading Rivers and Gio Bernard for Brady to upgrade my QB’s? Or is Rivers still going to be a qb1 I’m concerned about him..
    My other RB’s are AP, Lacy, Vereen, Donald Brown, Gerhart so I have some depth there. If the 2 for 1 is too much to give would it be better to ask for Spiller in return as a buy low?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rivers’ playoff matchups look fine. I think you’re safe to hold on there. I’m not a Spiller buyer. The ankle sprain has limited him too much this year.

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky:

        To continue off this question. Would trading for Rivers, Eddie Lacey, and Dez Bryant be too much for Stafford, Giovani, Garcon, and Amendola?

        I’m the Stafford owner.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I wouldn’t say ‘too much’ but I am not certain you’re getting much of an overall upgrade outside of Eddie and even then, Gio is a serviceable back. I’d probably hold there.

  28. Doug says:
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    Am I receiving enough value if I get Gates and Boykin in return for Larry Fitzgerald?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think so, especially if you need a TE

      • Doug says:
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        @Sky: I may have to include Heath Miller as well, but that still seems like an upgrade. What about T-Rich for Charles Clay? My other RBs are Bush, Vereen, Bernard, and Rainey.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Clay not a huge step above Miller. Rather just go the other route.

  29. Zandy says:
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    Need to make a waiver decision…. im sure you havent looked at matchups but figured id ask
    Hou vs Jax
    Ten @ Oak
    Pit @ Cle
    Mia vs Car

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      None of them all that appealing. Maybe TEN?

  30. Zandy says:
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    Also sorry for doubling but pick two if the three for bench spots in a std league
    Dobson lafell rishard

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No worries, Rishard and LaFell

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: what about stills or santonio? And an early pick up of Stevie Johnson? Thanks man just gotta figure out my backups to Calvin ty and Keenan

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          With those three, when are starting any of these guys? Sounds like you have a weekly pick if you just want to play matchups. Feels like you’re over thinking this, none of these guys are reaching your starting lineup right now unless the matchup dictates it.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: was getting nervous about Keenan a little… Guess I won’t over think it

            Btw with such crappy defenses on the wire… Is this a case where you’d actually advocate stashing buffalo on their bye to ride them ROS? Soft schedule of Atlanta TB JAX Mia…
            Drop someone like Dobson or rishard for them? Assume you’d hold shonn

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Nah Buffalo is a matchup dependent play and I only want to start them at home right now. They’ve been all over the place on the road.

  31. J-FOH says:
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    Just in Case has gone bad with Elways backup at the helm. I might have to start Big Ben….I hate my self and i haven’t even waivered him yet

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t hate yourself, hate Kubiak. It’s much more reasonable/natural

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I’m going to start calling my neighbor behind me Kubiak

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Did he start grilling great smelling burgers in his back yard and then randomly moved the cooking inside on the stove for no good reason?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: I wish that was the case but it’s just classic jack hate

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Is he like Tim the Toolmans neighbor?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: i wish. Its like living behind chinese hitler

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I think that would be referred to as Mao. Is he part of the neighborhood watch? Is he executing the kids making graffiti?

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Sky: chiang kai shek might be more appropriate. fascist that had u.s. support rather than mao (actual socialist).

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: it’s a woman

  32. SMLV1 says:
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    Still dropping Dola for Boykin ROS?

    Or drop Dola for H. Douglas, James Jones?

    Who has the better week as well…

    Douglas vs. NO
    Boykin/Jones vs. MIN

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll still go Boykin on all questions. Only bad game came with Wallace at QB

  33. Night pandas says:
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    Palmer and Og worth grabbing for the bench over T Rich and Cameron (.5ppr)?

    • Night pandas says:
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      @Night pandas: to expand upon I am fighting for a playoff spot, Foles is on bye, Little concerned about Rivers vs KC and can ‘t see T Rich getting back on the field (have Charles, Stacy, Vereen, D Brown, Ellington at RB and Gronk at TE. (Start 2 RB and one TE and one flex)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ogre over T-Rich makes sense. Sounds like you only need either QB – or perhaps another – for one week. Play whoever has the best matchup

  34. Ryno says:
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    TE Problem I have Cameron and Reed. Normally I’d just play Reed but he is out. Drop Cameron for Walker? If I am stacked at RB Charles, A Brown, CJ2k, and Moreno would you dump Dola or TWill for Rainey or Ball? My WRs are DJax, Gordon, and Fitz

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      TWil for Rainey. Hold on Cameron

  35. Drew Chainz says:
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    Remember when you advised everyone to take Doug Martin over AP? LOLZ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Shoulda known he’d only play in 5 1/2 games. Silly me.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: most of us are more angry (not at you, at ourselves) that if we picked 2-5th we took martin over charles. Peterson was only gotten by those who picked exactly first, a much smaller group. Might win super bowl in league where people got real stupid and I got charles at 9th. Remember seriously laugh typing/taunting those twits who picked foster/rice over charles back in early september.

      • DP says:
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        @Sky: and what a tremendous 5.5 games they were. BEASTMODE! Love that you’re still defending your “expert” advice

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You know you can use one username to be insipid under, right? There’s a reason you waited until no one was reading this post to troll. Move along, child.

  36. dk says:
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    Should I drop either of Stevie J or Roddy or Jordan Reed for Bobby Rainey (got top waiver)? Don’t really need RBs (got Jamaal, Reggie, Stacy & Ridley), but a couple of contenders sure could use Rainey as a flex. I do however need WR depth more as I have Fitz, T.Y., Keenan & ‘Dola and we start 3 WR. Gronk is my TE1, but Reed would get gobbled up by one of the top teams who needs help at TE.

    • dk says:
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      @dk: Boykin & Miles Austin also available on waiver

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The fact that Boykin is out there is a sign you can be fluid with your WRs. In a PPR, I like him over Roddy at this point but you can probably wait and see if White finally shows up.

    • Sky

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      Stevie J. He shouldn’t go anywhere during the bye if you really want him back. WR is a pretty fluid position.

  37. Ron says:
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    Quick one:
    D. Walker, Burleson, Floyd or Wright ROS?

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Ron: damn that’s a hard one. if it’s PPR you can probably rule out floyd, maybe burleson just because he still isn’t healthy yet.

  38. Charles says:
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    McCoy’s week 12 bye is scaring off trade partners, but I need to win both remaining weeks to make the playoffs. Would be move him for Moreno (possible $17 keeper next year)? Note:McCoy can’t be kept.

    • Charles says:
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      @Charles: same question, but would you do it for Reggie Bush ($40 next year)? Or what about for TY Hilton ($25 next year) and Montee Ball ($1)?

      I’m looking for 2 things: first, 2 wins to make the playoffs. Second, some value for next season.

      Thanks!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Charles: you would need to supply the info as to what other RB’s and WR you currently have such that sky/us know how much worse your RB’s get with losing mccoy for ROS, and which WR hilton is replacing in your starting lineup. You’d almost hope to lose so as to get that long term ball value. mccoy is pretty young though.

        • Charles says:
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          @goodfold2: Other RBs are Stacy, Mathews, and Greene. WRs are Nelson, Keenan Allen, and Hakeem Nicks. Whoever I got back would likely replace Nicks in my week 12 lineup. I’m 5-6, so I need to win both W12 and W13. That’s potentially only one game of McCoy (ROS is a misleading term in this situation). We start 2 RB, 2 WR, and 1 RB/WR.

          Value of potential keepers would not fluctuate based on whether I win games this season. McCoy can’t be kept in any scenario. Ball could be kept for $1 but for next season only.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Charles: forgot about mccoy not being kept part, AND he’s on bye this week anyway. if you have no flex do this trade immediately (so you def have to win last 2 season weeks?).

            • Charles says:
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              @goodfold2: Nope, I’m 5-6 with seven 6-5 or better teams ahead of me. Only 6 playoff spots. I’m in good shape if it comes down to a tiebreaker, but very unlikely 6-7 gets me there. Would you take any trade that gets me someone better than Nicks (who would be my flex)?

              • Charles says:
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                @Charles: actually I meant to say yes to your question…

  39. Tipster says:
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    Need a bit of advice. Have the following RB’s: J. Charles, Morris, D. Murray and Z. Stacey. Murray is good when he’s running, though seems like it’s not consistent. Vereen is available and wondering if he’d be better ROS and drop Murray. Thanks

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Tipster: that’s a scary stable of RB (AND vereen is simply available? 8 team, right?)

  40. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    after looking this up carlson IS in slightly better matchup (at least how those 2 teams do against TE’s, both terrible) than housler. http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef
    carlson @GB
    housler vs IND
    earlier you said carlson in better shape here, the question being the homeness of housler doesn’t tip it to him. both of these dudes used in offense a lot last few weeks.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: just to rub it in, and see if you take the cheese 2 weeks in a row, JAX has a great TE matchup, HOU, one of the only teams worse at TE’s than GB and IND. (CLE,MIA,CHI,JAX are the worst), so possible good weeks for graham(HOU),cook/kendricks,miller,olsen.

  41. goodfold2 says:
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    novak or bailey ROS. both have good offenses. DAL’s def could make them better scoring offense. maybe.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: sorry, crosby/novak/bailey. pick one.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: rule out novak, he’s the only one without good ROS schedule. so best of crosby/bailey.

  42. gurularu says:
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    At this point in the year, would you make this 2-for-1 and trade Peyton Manning for Cam Newton and Reggie Bush in a half point PPR and 6 pt per passing touchdown league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If I really needed RB help, sure. If not, I don’t think Cam has somehow found a magical ability to play steady.

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