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There was a lot of buzz about the Chicago Bears offense heading into the season.  B-Marsh was gonna have a great year and Alshon was going to improve upon a decent but unhealthy rookie campaign.  Cutler was going to have his most productive QB year yet.  And underneath it all, Matt Forte was just kinda there.  Sure, much of the offense was tailored to a guy like Forte but in most rankings, Forte wasn’t cracking the top 5 running backs.  I’m not just talking for myself here – I put him 14th in PPR for RBs…you can berate me in the comments -he was getting treated like what he has been in most seasons coming into 2013.  A low touchdown back who had strong PPR value and would gain you over 1000 yards on the ground.  Nothing to go crazy over by any means.  But clearly the value-flip has switched.  After today’s effort of 19/91/3 to go with  2/18 through the air, Forte is pacing out to be a guy that’ll clear 1700 yards on the year to go with 13 touchdowns and a whopping 80 receptions.  I doubt the reception numbers on many levels but if he finishes in the 60 range, color me not surprised.  He’s been a bit of an unsung RB hero this year in a draft full of disappointments and here’s me standing up and saluting Matt and his efforts.  Let’s hope he doesn’t have to do it much with McCown moving forward.  In other news from week 7 for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Calvin Johnson – Looks like the man is back after a brief injury scare, dropping 8/155/2 in very Megatron-like fashion.  Wanna see some non-Megatron fashion?  Here.

Matthew Stafford – 357 on 28/51 and 3 scores.  Most of my Stafford ranking this week was predicated on an unhealthy Megatron.  Well given the stats above, nothing worry to worry about there.  For the season now, Stafford is on for a near repeat of his 2011 season (4866/34/9).  We forget 2012 yet?  Good!

Arian Foster – It was a week of injuries.  To keep us from getting too down, I’m going to weave these little nuggets of Fantasy Remorse in and out of the writeup.  Foster left the game early with a hamstring issue.  The scary part was he dressed down almost immediately.  This is a team that’s 2-5, going to struggle to make the playoffs and one of their biggest offensive components not just for 2013 but beyond went down with an injury.  I can see this lingering longer than it would for a playoff bound team.  And by ‘linger’ I mean ‘we’re not making the playoffs so I’m not dragging my star player back any earlier than I have to’.  I’d gamble on a move now to avoid the headache.  Ben Tate is the guy to own in Texas if you’re wondering while Foster is down.  If you are wondering, I wonder if this is your first week of Fantasy Football.  Really?  Ya didn’t know?

Rob Gronkowski – Very much back.  Was worried today was going to be an adjustment day and full of decoy plays but I think the 8/114 and a near touchdown proved that theory false.  You know who Gronk is.  You know what he does.  If he doesn’t have any issues following this game health-wise, he’s the #1b or #1a TE in the game along with Graham.  Yeah, you cashed in if he fell to you in drafts.  Feel free to be smug about it even though he sunk you to 2-4 heading into the weekend.

Vincent Jackson – Rivers then Freeman.  Then Freeman to Glennon.  After 10/138/2 on 22 targets (!?!), I think it’s safe to say Weeden could throw to him and he could produce…ok, that’s stretch.  Still, I could’ve had VJax in a trade of Frank Gore two weeks ago in the Experts league.  I took Roddy White.  I hate most parts of life right now.

Eddie Lacy – I keep discounting him based on bad matchups and he keeps exceeding my expectations.  After 22/82/1 on the ground to go with 5/26 through the air, Eddie Lacy is now Eddie Money in my book…but younger…and much less desperate.

Harry Douglas – Sure, leave the main target behind Tony Gonzalez open for the entire first half of the game.  Nah, you didn’t sign Darrelle Revis to cover the other team’s best wide out.  Put him on Brian Robiskie.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.  The Harry D dropped a big 7/149/1 on 7 targets and I’m pretty sure about 140 of that came in the first half while Tampa was getting treated for MSRA.  Yeah, Schianogans.

Frank Gore – Another solid effort – 104 total yards with 2 receptions in there – that was capped by 2 touchdowns.  I called him a sell.  The next week he finally realized the season started.  And I traded him for Roddy in the Experts league as mentioned earlier.  I got Gore’d in a place I don’t wanna talk about.  Bring out the doll, Detective Benson, and I’ll show you.

Ryan Mathews – I put him 12th for RBs this week for standard and got a bit of flack for it, especially ranking him ahead of Reggie Bush.  Welp, heading into Sunday Night’s game, he was the 4th best back this week in standard and Reggie finished 15th.  If you’ll excuse me, I need to push my glasses up with just my middle finger…

Doug Martin – Ugh…exited the game with a left shoulder injury and was seen afterwards in a sling for it.  After calling him a buy, I’m starting to wear a full body sling…at least that’s what the doctors are calling it.  These walls are so white and padded…Mike James stepped in and carried the load the rest of the way (14/45) so if we’re looking to add a Tampa Bay player at this point, he’s probably the one..or maybe Brian Leonard…I guess…sorry, my special pills were just delivered.  I can taste colors now.

Chris Ivory – Still digging around on any news concerning this but the split today between Ivory and Powell was quite drastic.  We talk about 60/40 and 70/30 splits but I don’t think there’s such a thing as 95/5 splits.  I think an injury came to pass that allowed Ivory to show his merits.  You know, the merits I saw when I touted him in my Chris Ivory Sleeper post.  Chris is still the aggressive and dynamic runner I thought he was, he just wasn’t getting the touches.  I can’t say for sure this trend keeps up but I have a funny feeling he’ll be in the podcast later today when I talk about waiver wire pickups.  It’s still a maybe.  But considering how much I love Ivory, it’s a probably, definitely, OMG YES IT’S GONNA HAPPEN kinda thing.

Jacquizz Rodgers – Ugh, I have to talk about this?  No, I don’t.  16 yards on 8 carries and Ryan only threw to Harry D and him the whole game.  Still not buying him as anything more than RB depth/flex plays in the right weeks.  I stand by the nickname I derived from someone calling him a slower/smaller MJD: poopa-loompa.

Keenan Allen – Left the game with an injury but returned later.  May seem unimportant but what made Keenan drop in the draft was his inability to stay healthy.  Don’t hit the panic button just yet but it’s something to monitor this week.

Roy Helu – Well, I was thinking Morris was a great buy candidate coming into this weekend.  After Helu got all the touchdown glory (11/41/3) and Morris’ day went unnoticed for such reasons (19/95), I’m pretty sure you now know who the lead subject will be on Wednesday’s buy and sell…yeah, it’s not Helu in case you needed clarification there.

Nick Foles – He wasn’t looking good on the day before his departure anyways but he done broked his noggin.  Those two things together probably means we have Vick under center next week.  After Matt Barkley threw 4 INTs – yeah, only 3 counted but still – I think it’s safe to say he’s not gonna win the Heisman under Chip like everyone thought.

Jordan Cameron – Had the ‘big day’ for the Browns, with 7/55/1 while Gordon got WeedenWhacked (2/21).  I said on twitter I was worried about a Highlander thing here because of Brandon’s limited ability to read the field and so far it’s played out just about like that.  There can be only one fantasy relevant guy when Weeden is behind center per week.  On a more serious note, Gordon played like a guy bothered by trade talks.  For all the talent he has, he’s got a bit of Kenny Britt in him.  It’s troublesome to say the least.  Hopefully it works itself out one way or the other for his owners.

Jarrett Boykin – I picked him up just hoping for 7 for 65 in a PPR league.  Instead he goes for 8/103/1.  Well that was cool.  It’s a passing offense so I think expecting him to produce as a low-end WR3 most weeks is reasonable but if you started him today – and yes, I did in most leagues – you got a lil’ sumpin extra.  Enjoy it, don’t expect it moving forward.  This Boykin play but this Boykint be Cobb every week.

Brandon Gibson – Outscored guys like Dez Bryant and Brandon Marshall this week.  Why?  Because you constantly say you’ll call your Grandma and never do.

Kenny Britt – Trying to start street fights in the middle of a football game.  Draws the PI call to get his team yards from the end zone only to get into a scuffle two plays later and push his team back 15.  Change of scenery is beyond the best thing for Kenny at this point.  I’d strongly suggest the street.  See how he likes his @$$ out on it.

Case Keenum – Didn’t get to see him play – I only have 14 eyes, people – but the reviews were positive.  Terms like a ‘Better Brian Hoyer’ were used.  Yes, that’s a compliment.  I saw a bit of him play.  Given the offensive line’s issues, he’s a bit more mobile and probably fits the offense well for that reason.  I’ll have to watch tape but if you’re desperate in a deep 2QB league, there’s a case for Keenum.

Jake Locker – Nice surprise return to the lineup.  Not even a stats talk – though they were worthy for QB2 numbers this week – just happy to see the Titans with him back at the helm.  Nothing like Fitzpatrick to make you thankful for what you had before…

Brian Quick – Only 2 receptions but he had 6 targets and 97 yards.  Everyone has been waiting for a breakout.  We might be seeing the early signs but you have to be quick with these…man, I didn’t even mean that pun.  That’s disgusting.

Sam Bradford – This is a late added note because the power went down in my house just as I was reading on twitter that Bradford is out for the year with a torn ACL.  There are tons of QB rumors out there.  One of them includes Tim Tebow.  I wish I were joking.  It was already a tough year for pretty much every drafted player out of STL this year but oddly, Bradford was a top 10 QB through the mess.  I’m not joking you on that either.  I don’t care if you’re even into Dodge cars, it’s gonna be hard to hold onto a bunch of Rams parts now.

Terrance Williams – I think I called him a sell last week, worried about targets.  Now I’m worried I made the wrong call.  It’s not about liking a guy, it’s about how much the QB likes and trusts him.  Looks like the changing of the guard IS happening at this point after three straight weeks with a TD and a week where he got 7 targets.

Jordan Reed – There’s really no other option 2 behind Garcon in Washington right now.  Someone needed to fill in and with a 9/134/1 line, I’d say Reed did his job on that front.  Clearly Jordan’s still has it.  It’s gotta be the shoes.

Jermichael Finley  – Scary as he was carted off the field but he was able to move his limbs on the way out and it’s currently being called a neck injury of unspecified seriousness.  Finished with a 5/72/1 line for his fantasy goers.  I will not drop any Finley-veiled jokes here.

Andy Dalton – These weeks happen.  You want me to talk about him but in reality he’s mucking around at or near where I put him to start the year (QB15 heading into week 7).  Good weeks happen to bad people.  What?  He’s not a bad person you say?  All Gingers are bad.  We know this is true.

Mike Glennon – Outscored Philip Rivers.  Please don’t throw up in here.  I just steam-cleaned.

Jay Cutler – Left the game with a groin injury and didn’t return. This is worrisome in and of itself.  Next worrisome part is the team made an immediate move to sign Jordan Palmer on Sunday.  Don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s not a good year to be a QB named Palmer.  On the brighter side, Cutler set a new Bears record: most sacked QB in Chicago history.  I’m sure he got a wheel chair with that embossed on the back in honor of the moment.

Broncos Vs Colts – JayWrong is back from his excursion into birthday debauchery to give us the goods on a regular Sunday night of debauchery.  I’m sure the beer will flow like wine for him.

222 Responses

  1. Quentin says:
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    “Because you constantly say you’ll call your Grandma and never do.”

    Thank you, that cracked me up big time! Helped soothe the blow.. and reminded me to give grams a call…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Quentin: Glad I could help!

  2. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My RBs: Forte, Miller, Ellington, Vereen
    WRs: Dez, Gordon, Keenan, T. Will, Tate

    1.Trade Keenan or T.Will for Morris?
    1A. Gordon for Morris if he won’t do first.
    2. Hold. Vereen is coming back soon.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chicken Dinner:

      1. I’d take Morris for either
      1A. Probably the more reasonable deal to net you Gordon unless your league mate doesn’t believe in him.
      2. If you can’t get him for 1, I’d hold.

    • Hooverville says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Someone offered you Keenan or Williams for Morris?? Stop surfing the internets and accept now. Miller is not a consistent RB2.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: How about this?

      T. Will/Gordon for Morris/Harvin

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’d take the Morris side there

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: @Sky: Last one.

          T. Will/ Miller or Ellington for Morris. Too much? Austin may be done.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Looks alot like Austin is done based on snaps. Try but Morris is a buy low to me so I’d make either. Probably Miller would have to be used to get him for the name.

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Sky: Let me clear this up. Josh Gordon or Morris?

              PPR. Shouldve brought that up earlier.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Tough. I love Morris as a low end RB1 even in PPR leagues moving forward but Gordon is a massive talent/head case. Sounded like he was disengaged yesterday because of the trade rumors. I think Morris is the safer to own there and fits your team. Go for it.

  3. Dave says:
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    Hey is Carolina @TB a good D to stream for week 8?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dave: Yeah, they’re rolling nicely.

  4. Comatose says:
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    My team is now 6-1 and moving along nicely. In a 12 teamer, I grabbed Jordan Reed to fill in for Jimmy Graham and loved what I saw. So much that I’m thinking of flipping Graham. Am I crazy? Hold on to Reed for another week and try to flip him instead?

    Also, drop E. Sanders (my second WR off the bench) for which of these, in what order? Michael James, Chris Ivory, Julian Edelman, Joique Bell

    Team: RGIII, Pryoy, Demariyus, M Wallace, S Johnson, E Sanders, D Martin, Knowshon, Mathews, Stacy, Graham, Reed

    Thanks, and great work as always.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Comatose: Thanks for the kind words!

      I’d hold there

      Ivory

  5. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    What is the deal with C.J Spiller is he just hurt more than people are say? He was the 3rd RB yesterday, I mean Jackson looked like he was hurt so bad and then he comes out and gets 20 touches what is going on?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Dredd Pirate: Yeah, he should probably sit out a game or 2 at this point. It’s all injury-based with Spiller at this point.

      • The Dredd Pirate says:
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        @Sky:
        What do you think the value of Morris or T-Rich is I’m in a 10 teamer with deep benches

        My team
        QB-R. Wilson
        RB- Spiller, Steven Jackson, R. Bush, Greene, Ellington
        WR-Welker,Decker,T.Y Hilton,Boykin, Harvin,Amendola
        TE-Reed, Cook

        What would be some good trades possibly?
        Thanks Sky

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Well, they keep not giving T-Rich any receptions (Brown and Havli were used in the passer roles last night and flourished) and it looks like the Colts aren’t going to use him appropriately so he’s slipping down into low end RB2 range at this point/possibly flex. Morris is an RB1 just outside the top 5. Soon as he starts scoring TDs, he’ll slip up past guys like Moreno. At worst, I’m thinking RB6 or RB7 this year.

          Trades aren’t about what you’re offering as much as what they need in return. If someone’s desperate for a WR, Decker would work for Morris. If not, then even Welker wouldn’t get Morris for you. You should talk to your league mate and see if he wants to move Morris. I think he’s a buy low. Decker on down from your WR set is what you should start looking at. Unfortunately, you’d probably have to give up too much if you started talking RBs in a trade.

          • The Dredd Pirate says:
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            @Sky:
            Thanks sky for the help I play fantasy baseball but this is the first year I have played football in forever.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ah gotcha. Yeah I see the name and was like we got ourselves a Grey reader!

              • The Dredd Pirate says:
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                @Sky:
                I am sir but you are the Grey of football without the stache…wait I’m not sure if I just complimented you or insulted you.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I like to keep my upper lip smooth and my hair dapper. No insult for me!

  6. Snake Hips says:
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    Ivory worth a #1 claim… Especially with my stellar RB force of T-Rich, MJD, and Lamar Miller- FMFFL

    • Snake Hips says:
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      @Snake Hips: is he worth a #1 claim?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Snake Hips: He’s worth a gamble in my book.

  7. Kevin says:
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    touche on the Mathews over reggie

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Kevin: I get plenty wrong along the way, too. The Jags just blow.

  8. Scott Steelers says:
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    I have Cruz, Jordy, Andre Johnson, Keenan Allen, Terrance Williams, Colston at WR. Being a Morris owner should I drop Colston for Helu? Or who else?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold.

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @Sky: drop one of thrm or ben tate for helu or mike james? Martin out year possibly

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If you want starting depth you can drop Tate for James but its not a talent improvement. You need to stop looking at the TDs for Helu. It was a fluky day.

          • Scott Steelers says:
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            @Sky: not looking at TDs. Just that he’s now played 7 less snaps than Morris this season. Handcuff purposes

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I think he’s played well. I’ll atually give you a slight nod to the idea but am just not a huge handcuff guy and I definitely wouldn’t be dropping anyone of your WRs at this point. You should probably be looking to make a trade. Your WR6 would be the WR3 or WR4 of a lot of teams.

              • Scott Steelers says:
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                @Sky: I’ve been trying to work trades but noones biting with RB being a pretty shady position as a whole this year. Ive never been a handcuff guy either. Just with the uncertainty of my number 2 RB I’d HATE to have uncertainty at both RB 1 and 2 if Morris happened to get himself hurt

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I hear ya. At least Helu isn’t a bad player. He’s better than James but not starting without an injury. Those calls are always tough.

  9. Jay

    Jay says:
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    Just wanted to give props where props is due. Your Jordan Reed call in the last podcast helped me win my deep league auction matchup.

    I never want my sandwich segment to be filled by any other meat than yours.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Niiiice. I wish I’d listened to myself in the writers league but I’ll still get the victory over Tehol. Ertz over Reed hurtz. He’s looking to be the second target in Washington at this point and I’m thankful for that. Aldrick/Hankerson/Moss were giving me nosebleeds.

      I’d go into the Blowme sandwich, hold the mayo, open-face joke but I think that’s from the 70′s and the only retro thing in style is the 80′s right now.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Jay:” filled by any other meat than yours.”

      That’s hot.

  10. Kid A says:
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    Muscle hamster out for season with a torn labia. Own him everywhere. Fucked everywhere.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s how you got a torn labia yourself.

      I’m with you, own him in a lot of leagues. What a bass-ackwards season for running backs.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Sky: I resent the venom so early in the morning. Have anything to do with the thumping you took in our league from a loaded diaper?
        Everybody chug wang tonight…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, was just playing with your words ‘f’ed everywhere’. Nah, I’ll be 5-2 or 6-1 this week depending on how tonight panned out. Can’t win all the time everwhere. Venom is a good way to start your day. It should energize you and help you gain that promotion. So long as you don’t punch your boss in the face along the way.

    • Jep says:
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      @Kid A:

      Torn labia? Ouch!

  11. Slam says:
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    Got offered spiller for sproles in a ppr. Should I gamble? I also have mjd, Ryan Mathews, and ivory. Can only start 2

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Slam: no sir. I traded Spiller for Sproles and that was before this stinker this week. I think Sproles is the better back in a PPR for the ROS. Spiller looks like a lost season.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t have the parts to gamble with. I’d hold there.

  12. Wilsonian says:
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    It was crazy how fall Forte fell to me in my 8 team league. I was picking 6th, took AJ Green. The next picks were Bush, SJax, MJD, CJnoK, then I took Forte. That was some luck right there. Then I ended up trading Bilal Powell for CJ, which as bad as he’s been, looks like a great upgrade. But I was completely shocked that he made it all the way to me. No wonder I’m in first place… Oh, that is some thanks to you, Sky.

    • Sky

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      @Wilsonian: Ha, thanks Wilsonian! Yeah, Forte was a bit unheralded coming into the season except to a few. I think he was my RB14. So much RB failure this year ahead of him (Martin/MJD/Rice/etc).

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: being a Bears fan I read a couple things saying that Trestman’s offense should be good for Forte, but also being a Bears fan I didn’t read to much into that. And I’ve had him the last couple of seasons and he’s been so-so.

        I can’t believe how bad RBs have been this season. Just shows how much the league is changing. I drafted the crap out of some WRs and people thought I was insane. I was taking Garcon and Decker where people were taking Montee Ball and Daryl Richardson. After the first few RB guys were off the board I loaded up on WRs and now have a collection of #1s and I’m dominating my league (point-wise, I’m actually tied for 1st but up 150 points).

        And thanks on the Reed call. He won me a league and I was able to dump Bennett for him in the middle of the night when I woke up with a sad baby. He’ll be a nice backup to Graham (or fill-in if his foot/ankle/whatever is still wonky).

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I was hearing the Trestman stuff too but the Bears have been a ‘it’ll be better this year because of…’ for a couple of years now. It’s why I wasn’t overly high on Cutler this year. Heard the story too many times.

          Yup, I definitely hear you. But the crazy thing now if you look at it is there’s even been some injury issues at the top of the WR food chain as well. Julio/Cobb/Reggie/White/’dola were pretty big names this pre-season. Not to mention the underperformers so far like Andre Johnson and Colston. And with it being a huge, pass-first league there were plenty of values and free agent nuggets. I won my matchup in the writers league this week starting Terrance Williams/Jarrett Boykin/Tim Wright (who was almost Riley Cooper). You can play matchups so much more at WR than you can at RB. It’s still definitely going to be an interesting draft year in 2014 if this trend continues, though.

          Well, I’ll only take partial credit. Seeing as your baby is a Bears fan, it was probably crying about Cutler which helped you out.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: yeah, and I’ve been lucky to not get hit with too much of the injury bug. Graham has been the only one on my squad with any sort of injury so far, and now I have Reed to shoulder the load if he’s out, so I’m more comfortable with that.

            But with a starting 5 of WRs with Green, Dez, Garcon, Decker, and Gordon (we can play 5 with flex spots) I don’t need much with the RBs. Then snagging Harvin off waivers to hang on to him makes me look like a monster at WR. Forte, Sproles, Bernard, CJnoK, and Ridley (and Vereen on IR) should easily be enough to carry the load at RB for the ROS. With your help I think I built a friggin juggernaut, even after dealing Moreno for CJ Spiller, who I then traded for Sproles.

  13. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Would you rank these RB’s for me
    Ivor,M. James, Tate, and D. Brown

    Also after losing finley yesterday and Boykins having a good game and a lot of targets you think he still gets looks and is the 2nd option to Nelson? Also is T.Y Hiltons stock up since Wayne is out for the season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      James/Ivory/Tate/Brown there. The Colts still haven’t handed Donald the job and he’s still not that good.

      Depends on James Jones. Boykins is the underneath guy ROS if Finley/Nelson/Jones are healthy and that’ll make him get plenty of targets but not much yardage/TD upside most weeks. A big part of his production was having Nelson covered by Haden all day. Forced Rodgers to target other guys.

      TY most likely becomes a top 12 receiver ROS in PPR leagues, maybe more of a top 15 in standard. Deep league pickup of interest would be Lavon Brazill. Probably fills TY’s field-stretcher role. DHB is still garbage and stands for ‘Drops His Balls’.

  14. Dave says:
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    Wow now reggie Wayne is out for the year… Big blow to Andrew luck’s value?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If the Colts offensive coordinator is an idiot, then yes. If DHB starts seeing an increased volume of targets, Luck’s value is gonna take a hit. TY was being groomed already, he should become WR1. DHB should retain his role of occasional pass-dropper and Lavon Brazill should fill TY’s field stretcher role. Or Irsay might trade a first round pick for Kenny Britt and disappoint everyone with his usage.

  15. Harris says:
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    Powell hurt his ankle last week. I think once they saw how hard Ivory was running they figured to let Bilal rest that ankle. They even worked a few run for Bohanon into the mix.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. But Ivory runs like that all the time…why the heck did they need Bilal to get hurt to see it? Sorry, still think the Jets blew an early season opportunity to get him into the fold better.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Sky: The butterfly effect of Ivory’s tweaked ham in the preseason had ripled out into bilal being seen as a legitimate RB1. The proper alignment is with Ivory as lead back. The guy is built to bang.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: @Kid A: I don’t know. I think Ivory has a sketchy injury history. He’s had hammy injuries since 2009 and various other things without ever really being a feature back. He’s a bruiser, but I’m pretty confident he gets hurt in some fashion if he gets the majority of carries.

          • Kid A says:
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            @Cram It: They don’t even give Clydesdales 34 carries a week. Definitely not built to last, but will churn concrete until he blows out. Which is all we really ask for in our weird little fantasy world.

          • Sky

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            Well he held on through 34 this weekend. Definitely understand what you’re saying but between the two backs, Ivory has the talent to be featured while Bilal is a nice fallback. Definitely a handcuff situation but I think the Jets would do good getting Ivory the rock about 20+ times on the ground, Powell about 4 to 5 catches and about 7-10 carries.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya. But still, they gave him so few reps to begin I was like ‘ya knew what you went out and got. Use it’. He’s mini-Beast Mode in my eyes. Clearly not the same player, but runs like he wants to break everything in front of him.

  16. Matt says:
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    Hey Sky,

    14-team non-PPR, I used my #1 waiver last week on b jacobs because rbs are slim pickings around here.
    It’s looking like he won’t start tonight. I’m 13 points down this week coming into tonight’s game. Would you drop jacobs to pick up one of the other giants rbs, and if so which one– Cox or Hillis? What are my chances of getting 13 with either of them?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: If you want to win this week, you’re gonna have to pick one of them up. It’s a coin flip but I’d imagine Hillis would get any goal line carries, which you have to bank on to reach that 13.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Cram has a point. They’re both prayers but I can’t see Cox gaining 130+ total yards.

      • Kid A says:
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        @Sky: ESPNIS is saying Hillis will be “the primary ball carrier”, so look for Cox to be the lead back.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, nice!

          • Matt says:
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            @Sky: Going with Hillis, thanks for the replies. Cross your fingers for me

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I hope you get two GL scores and 20 total yards. That’ll do’er!

  17. the imp says:
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    I dig your analysis on HOU based on what I saw in the 2nd half. Keenum looked comfortable and could be good. His pocket presence was much better than Pryor’s was against KC last week. He got AJ his first 40+ reception on the season and was looked like a kid who could hit guys who were only NFL caliber open. That being said, HOU threw alot because I think both RBs are hurt. Tate had no burst (and has trouble reading holes anyway) so he was thus rendered ineffective. They even gave a goal line carry to a full back with Tate off on the sideline.
    Given all that I’m having trouble deciding if I should try to get Tate off waivers (assuming he gets as far as 8th or so…). I have Foster/Forte (both on bye) with MJD, Ellington on a 4RB limit PPR team. So if I go get Tate, I have to take a zero week 8, but would feel a little more secure for ROS. Lots of moving parts.
    Would you drop MJD or Ellington for Tate in my situation?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks. Yeah, looking forward to watching a bit more film on Case. Really, his mobility is a huge asset for an o-line that’s not as good as advertised.

      That’s a tough call, RE: Tate. They’re saying the Foster injury isn’t serious. No chance you can throw MJD into a 2-1 sweetener? Just hate giving someone up that’s still starting even if he has been terrible. If I had to choose, though, in a PPR league MJD would be the one to go…as sad as it is to type that.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Yeah dropping MJD and taking a zero is going to hurt especially if Foster is healthy before Tate, but playing MJD/Ellington ROS would be more painful.
        A trade of MJD would certainly take some of the sting away….we’ll see if anyone still believes in him since he is below replacement level in terms of performance right now. Since I grabbed him off waivers from the 10-hole a few weeks ago, he could float on waivers for quite awhile and be untradable even though 2 of his last 3 weeks were okay. Ivory, McGahee, Helu, and even Vareen are still out there.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Throw him in where you’re upgrading and he’s the sweetener at this stage. It might hose you but he’s hosing you now. Interesting about your setup, though. He might just be a toss back if that’s the case. Could play matchups but I haven’t looked at the next week to confirm that.

          • the imp says:
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            @Sky: If I pick up Tate, there is no matchup to play. Three week 8 byes + 4 RB limit = a zero (2RB start). Ellington has a decent matchup with ATL and MJD’s is going to be terrible with SF on his docket with his bye to follow. Thanks for the discussion!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              See! Haven’t looked at matchups! Haha. No prob and good luck!

        • the imp says:
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          @the imp: By the way, just read Tate’s injury was to his ribs, not his legs, so he should be better sooner than later it seems.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Gotcha. Yeah, he went back in. That’s all I really needed to know was that he could come back from it. Still think this Foster thing is just weird. He ‘just knew’ it was serious but knows exactly how to deal with it and that he’ll be fine in two weeks. Hrm…

            • the imp says:
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              @Sky: Okay, not just a rib injury. 4 broken ribs…he did look pretty bad.
              Would you still pickup Tate for MJD or does this injury usually translate into more missed time and I’ll just have to get by at RB until Foster gets back?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Dah, that’s crazy. Ride another RB.

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Add Mike James, drop B. Pierce? Redraft league. I’m a Rice owner, but given BAL’s overall running game, Pierce doesn’t have the same ‘cuff value as earlier this season, and if Rice were to go down I’d slide L. Bell or Stacy into his spot.

    Also, have a serious bye week crunch in a dynasty league next week. Need to prioritize waiver claims for someone to start: James, Helu, Tolbert, Bolden?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, do it.

      James is going to be the starter so I’d go with him right now but I haven’t reviewed matchups for the week.

  19. Dave says:
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    Need a bye week replacement at WR for next week in .5PPR. Which of these should I pick up out of Kris Durham, Robert Woods, Marvin Jones?

    Should any of these pickups start over Edelman? If not I’ll just hold unless one of them is a must add.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t reviewed matchups. For now I’ll say Durham.

  20. James says:
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    Hey Sky,

    12 team ppr 2 WR 2 RB 2 flex (WR/RB WR/TE)

    I have
    QB: Rodgers, Vick
    WR: Blackmon, Garcon, FItzgerald, Harvin
    RB: Charles, F.Jackson Vereen
    TE: Graham

    Would you trade my VIck, Blackmon and Harvin for Megatron? Or is that too much
    Im thinking that Vick never plays for me, and Megatron would be an upgrade over any of the WRs (since ill have to bench one anyway when vereen comes back, plus i can grab guys off the waiver wire if need be)

    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Too much.

      • James says:
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        what bout harvin and vick for chris johnson?

        • James says:
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          actually thats a no brainer.

          Blackmon and vick for chris johnson?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Nah…still like Blackmon too much. Mediocre RB crop this year. Having a studly WR is the way to go.

            • James says:
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              Fitz and Vick for CJ?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I could see doing that but I’m not a big Fitz guy. You really needing an RB that bad?

                • James says:
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                  just worried about s.jackson getting hurt. Plus him and charles havent had there bye weeks yet.
                  Chris johnson has a very soft schedule coming up so im liking that.
                  Harvin can be a replacement for Fitz who has been so inconsistent

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Yeah, not against it if it’s Fitz but I’m just putting out there it’s an overpay given performance.

  21. Big League Choo says:
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    Loved the Schianogans comment! got gronk back finally, now I’m 3-4…..would you drop bryce brown for ivory standard league

  22. Darren says:
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    Who wins with this trade?

    Lamar Miller and Phillip Rivers for Darren Sproles and Mike Vick?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lots of variables to this trade. PPR or non? Who’s your starting QB? Not 100% sure if Vick is the starter ROS either.

      • Darren says:
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        @Sky: Non PPR league…I had Vick as my starter with Bradford as my backup. Picked up Foles just in case he turned out to be gold. I have depth at RB so I was looking to get some more consistency at QB.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d take the Rivers side then.

  23. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trade mike James for Jordan reed? My weak link this season has been at tight end (thank you, jared cook)
    Sitting at 2-5 and every week had become a must win. Forte is on bye week 8 however and James was looking like a fill in starter for my team. .5 ppr thanks.
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – tron
    Wr – dez
    Rb – l bell
    Rb – forte
    Te – Rudolph
    Flex – decker
    Bench – vereen, Bryce brown, rueben randle, mike James, Michael cox, Brandon Gibson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d trade Mike James without hesitation there.

  24. Zandy says:
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    Ty Hilton Ros outlook after horrible Wayne injury? Wr 1/2? What about dhb?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No, it’s better. Hilton should fill in more of Wayne’s role. Brazill gets a shot as the field stretcher. DHB still just keeps dropping everything like he always does.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: better than wr 1/2?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Are you asking if he’s better than a WR1? Sorry, that’s not possible, which was why I didn’t originally respond. Wasn’t sure what you meant. If you mean ‘is he a WR1 or WR2 ROS’ I’d put him down as a WR2. Volume will be there but I don’t think he turns into Dez because of it.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: thanks! Sorry I was trying to see if you thought he was a wr1 or wr2 or borderline for either. You answered my q. Guess he’s my new starter!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No worries, when I initially read it I thought you meant 1/2 PPR but even then I couldn’t figure out what you were saying. It’s all good. Don’t listen to the DHB blabber. Kid’s hands are made from granite. Hilton will be the #1 in Indy sooner rather than later unless they make a trade here soon.

  25. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team 1 ppr which side

    A) harvin/Lacy/Colston or Dez/Forte
    B) F jax/Colston or Dez
    C) Lacy/Colston/FJax or Forte/Nelson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      A) Dez
      B) Dez
      C) Nelson

  26. Zar says:
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    Holy crap this week just shot me in a horrible manner.

    Doug Martin out for season, and Jay Cutler injured. I’m now left with.. Leveon Bell, Lamar Miller, Darren Sproles, and Martin and SJax injured. Is FJax, Woodhead, or Pierre Thomas or Mike James or Zac Stacy a better pick up when I drop Doug Martin?

    Does the Cutler Injury affect Jeffrey’s value?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Woodhead. Surprised he’s not already owned in your league.

      Cutler’s injury effects everyone’s value if he’s out long term. McCown is decent but he’s not Jay.

  27. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team non-PPR. Yesterday was disastrous.

    QB: Bradford (done), Foles (probably done)
    RB: D Martin (hurt)
    RB: R Bush
    WR: B Marshall (QB hurt)
    WR: D Jackson (hurt?)
    Flex: Nicks, McFadden, Ellington, McGahee. Pierce, A Brown (IR)

    I posed this trade last week but that’s when I had 2 healthy QBs. Now I lost them both.

    Andrew Luck for one or my WRs. If so, which one? Nicks?

    Available QBs include: Dalton, Locker, Eli, Palmer, Big Ben, Weeden, Henne, Glennon, Freemen, crap, crap and more crap.

    You know its a rough Sunday when you kicker is your highest scorer.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ouch…you’ve got a lot of names you can play weekly matchups with, actually. Unless you can get Luck for Nicks – which is a huge win for you in my book – I’d rather play weekly matchups. 1QB leagues you can do that in.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: I’m pretty sure I can get Luck for Nicks. The guy is a huge Giants fan and he lost Julio Jones.

        Thanks a lot.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Poor guy. Good luck!

  28. Big League Choo says:
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    last question of the week standard 10 team

    Tate/Colston or Blackmon/Harvin?

    trying to get value from foster/martin owner tough blows for him

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Blackmon side by a large margin. Depends how desperate they are.

  29. guy says:
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    with the cutler injury would it be wise to try and swap Marshall for one of Jordy Nelson, Welker, D. Thomas, or Victor Cruz

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cruz maybe Nelson but you should be getting something in return to pad the trade out for now

  30. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Are you moving on from Lamar Miller in a dynasty league? Given a bye week crunch, he’ll be my only healthy RB next week, but should I just dump him for a Bolden/K. Robinson type flier, or even Daniel Thomas?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Man Miami is seriously one of the stupidest winning teams out there right now…I’d hold at this point but I feel your frustration. Their offense is really poorly run.

  31. smegma says:
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    Trade Torrey Smith for Gore in ppr league w/flex spot? I lost Martin and have RBush/L.Miller/Stacy/McGahee until Vareen comes back. My WRs include AJohnson/SSmith/TSmith/Gordon/Shorts.

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: Question 2: would you try the above or should I try to trade away Matt Ryan/SSmith for Ridley/AJGreen?

      • smegma says:
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        @smegma: while I’m replying to myself, Luck is my other QB.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha I’d want the Green side by a country mile there

        • smegma says:
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          @Sky: What if I offered AJohnson or T.Smith instead of SSmith. On 2nd thought, he probably wouldn’t do it for SSmith. So, would be Ryan/AJ or SSmith for Ridley/AJGreen.

          • smegma says:
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            @smegma: sorry NOT SSmith but TSmith instead…too many Smiths.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’d take the Green side still even if it’s Torrey. Agree, to many Agent Smiths out there!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold there

  32. Big League Choo says:
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    lacy/f jax or forte

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fuerte

  33. John Stamos says:
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    Hellooooooooo! I’m looking to trade TRich for a WR (that can score consistent points…). What kind of value do you think I could get for the awful RB mentioned above?

  34. E says:
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    Drop Olsen for J. Reed?
    Non-ppr

  35. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sky, a few questions

    - Drop Wilson for Ivory?
    - Drop Pearce for Mike James?
    - Drop Hilton for Boykin or T. Williams?

    All questions for ROS

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yes to the first two. No to third.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Sky: I have 58$ left. How much would you bid for those two guys? 16 for Ivory and 10 for James?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, FAAB. You’re not gonna get James if an owner is desperate for a starter w/$10. Probably has to be at least $14 to get into contention unless your league isn’t in dire need. $8 on Ivory should do. Powell is still back there, I wouldn’t go hog-wild; you might regret.

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

    Mike James or Ivory?

    Both on waivers. Worth using the #1 claim?

    Thanks.

    • cheerio says:
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      @cheerio:

      Oops. Just noticed you ranked them in a previous comment. Use the claim?

      Thanks.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        No worries, I don’t expect everyone to read the comments. Yeah, go for it for upside.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: i doubt many read all of them. it takes a long time. esp in pre-august baseball.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll say Ivory there. More talent even if his path isn’t as easy to starter’s role.

  37. Prez says:
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    Dougie, nooooooo!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He didn’t even teach me how to Dougie before he left either…GAH!

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: At least Kate Upton tried to teach us.. but as you know, you were in the bathroom before the video finished…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          There weren’t any tissues available near by! I mean, I had a runny nose…

  38. Shane Collins says:
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    Man, Forte was great yesterday! He’s making me forget all about Spiller and Jackson rotting on my bench. I have a pickup question. In a standard scoring league, should I drop Joseph Randle for Mike James?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Shane Collins: I’m gonna guess yes.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Awesome!

      I haven’t heard much more on Murray of late but James has the job ROS since Doug’s out. Go for it.

  39. Cram It says:
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    I didn’t see the Jermichael Finley play, but I do see that he’s in the ICU today. That can’t be good. You think he’s safe to flat out drop? Or try and hold until further notice? Obv need a TE for the immediate future but I’m not one for carrying two TE’s.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Even if he’s ok, I’d put money on him not playing this week (and I do hope he’s ok). You’ll want to hang on to him, though. No Cobb, his targets could very well go up ROS.

  40. DDT says:
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    Sky,

    I need 11 combined points from Jennings and Rudolph tonight. Scoring system = 1 pt. per 10 yards (receiving/rushing) and 4 points per TD.

    Do I get the 11? Look into that crystal ball and tell me what you’re seeing…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I just rubbed mine and realized it wasn’t crystal so instead I grabbed my left one which is a magic 8 ball and it says ‘signs point to yes’.

      • DDT says:
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        @Sky: I think you rubbed the wrong one.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @DDT: And let me tell you the guy on the subway next to me: not happy.

  41. Gbbb says:
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    12 team ppr. Doug Martin owner. my other Rbs are McFadden, bell, gio bernard, and Ellington. Wrs are Andre Johnson,, dem Thomas, Blackmon, and shorts. Was offered Cruz, woodhead, McGahee for bell, Ellington, and Andre Johnson. Thought? Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah, I’d stay with what you have. It’s a tempting deal, though.

  42. Juice_0321 says:
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    Would you sell Gronk and Hilton for Roddy White and Eddie Lacy? I just lost Martin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Definitely not. Hilton should be the WR1 in Indy. You’re underselling those two, IMHO.

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @Sky: I truly agree. I am loving Jordan Reed and currently have Cameron also. Would you offer Cameron for Lacy straight up? I think that may be selling low on Cam also though.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          But with Reed, you can make due. Lacy looks like a high end RB2 ROS. Think it’s a fair trade.

          • Juice_0321 says:
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            @Sky: You loving Reed?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Liking Reed in a Greg Olsen way with more upside. I love Cam but if you need an RB, Lacy is a good choice and I don’t know if you’re getting Reed for him. Plus Brandon Weeden…ugh…that matchup should’ve produced more this weekend.

  43. goodfold2 says:
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    barely having time to celebrate my winning and getting up to 2-5 in one league. PPR. Just finalized the F-Jax (mine) for A.brown (NYG) + dola when I realize with this roster
    QB luck/foles (likely dropping foles since i can’t see him starting or really having any value anymore, at least i didn’t start him over luck like I did over rodgers,thus going 5-2 , only due to that,in different league)
    RB c.johnson(TEN)/P.thomas/A.brown(IR)/vereen(IR)/martin (MF!!!!!)
    WR johnson (HOU)/D.moore/nicks/jennings/m.williams/
    TE t-Gonz

    1. with luck/a.johnson/c.johnson all with byes at the same time (this was likely a bad week anyway, that’s BEFORE me humping future value getting dola + A.brown at the expense of short term F-Jax value AND Martin getting F’ed in the A, it appears even if I drop M.williams and foles for a 2nd RB (that actually plays this week) and QB that plays this week, if Dola doesn’t play i’ll be carrying 4 injured people (martin/dola/brown/vereen) that are all pretty good when/if they play. Unless it’s futile to hold Martin, as he could be dropped if so. which is best of these at QB and RB
    a.smith vs CLE
    Palmer vs ATL
    freeman (if he plays) vs GB
    Keep Foles and hope (NOT)

    RB (may need to hold this guy longer)
    tolbert vs TB
    thomas (WHY does this dude play?) @NE
    can also pick up d.brown later, but he has bye also.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s sounding like Martin could be out a long while or ROS. I think he’s droppable.

      Freeman over Foles simply because it was a head injury to Foles at the time.. Because the Dolphins are idiots, go with Daniel Thomas.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: could’ve had this bum cox yesterday but until mid day today thought he was sharing with fat jacobs, but i heard jacobs got hurt at practice or mcdonalds or somewhere, not till today.

        • Sky

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          Ouch

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: probably just plain obv but i’m guessing i’d rather have that james guy who now has martin’s job over thomas or tolbert or d.brown.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @goodfold2: actually i haven’t won anything this week yet as i need jennings and nicks to outscore randle by at least 4.18. not looking good for that. nicks 2 drops and/or over throws and jennings has no targets.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Ouch

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @goodfold2: randle can get TD’s, Nicks is lucky to gain his team yards on penalties that set up randle. looks like 1-6 then. thank god RCL’s are free. thanks
                1.TB offense (Martin and m.williams)
                2. schaub (used to have owen daniels)
                3. TEN (c.johnson was too cheap to not grab where I got him)
                4.Nicks and eli (POS both)
                5. vereen (bad luck there, he was great)

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Team Eulogies…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yup

              • goodfold2 says:
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                @Sky: i’m not dumb enough to actually have eli of course, but nicks (like C.johnson) was really cheap where i got him. Trying to find what happened to the other players i got from getting those 3 so low. (nicks/cj.567K/a.johnson) easier to find waldo than the value I got out of those dudes.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Haha I hear ha. Rough year sounds like

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Sky: yep, now i’m 1-6 (lost to another 1-5 guy, by .38), so i’ll have lost by less than 5 once, and .38 once. i’m guessing that will guarantee that i can get james (TB) while dropping Martin. 37 seconds, any type of catch to jennings wins.

                    • Sky

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                      Did you get it?

                    • goodfold2 says:
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                      @goodfold2: no, lost by .38 pts. 1 catch more by jennings (not his fault), or less nicks drop (i saw 2 where it was either obv his fault, or half his fault). most of nicks’ no catches were eli’s fault. overthrew him twice in end zone.

                    • Sky

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                      Yeah, it was pretty ugly.

  44. Nightpandas says:
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    Can you rank these dudes for the next few weeks?

    Stacy
    Ellington
    McGahee
    Ivory
    James

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Without matchups, not much I can give you but: Stacy/Ellington/Ivory/James/McGahee

  45. Aero says:
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    With Cutler on ice for a while, drop Bennett for Reed?

    Thanks Sky, love the writeup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Bennett for Reed regardless of Cuter. Upside is higher. And no prob/thanks for the love man!

  46. Jeff says:
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    Not sure if you answered this already, but is Cutlers injury going to hurt Fortes usage? I know he had 2 TDs after cutler went down, but if i can get calvin or someone like that, should i look into moving him??

    • Sky

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      Depends on your RB situation. There’ll be an effect but I think he’ll also see a volume increase in touches. Quantity over quality, most likely. But if you have the RB depth, Megatron isn’t a bad get in my book.

  47. Oppo Taco says:
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    would you trade rueben randle for marques colston? .5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would

  48. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Looking to find my Week 9 Peyton BYE week filler now. Who’s the best matchup?
    Big Ben @ NE
    Dalton @ Mia
    Tannehill vs Cin
    Geno vs NO
    Freeman @ Dal
    Locker @ StL
    Someone filling in for a just injured QB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Big Ben is safest there. Dalton middle of the road and Freeman/Geno the upside wildcards.

  49. Zandy says:
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    What does Bradford’s injury do for Stacy’s outlook ros? More touches?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s a volume play. Less upside but on a poorer offense. He’s gonna have to play above it but I’m avoiding him in bad matchups at this point if I can help it.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: Stacy and Steve smith for Blackmon? Std league

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          Sky says:
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          I’d take Blackmon there

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: would you prefer to send Stacy and witten for Reggie bush? Std league and this proclaiming Jordan reed the ros starting te

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              I’d jump in on Reggie there.

  50. Bryan says:
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    would you trade Trent Richardson and Rice to get Sproles and Moreno? NON PPR

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      Sky says:
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      I’d hold personally but I understand the sentiment.

      • Bryan says:
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        @Sky: would you trade Richardson to get Brady if your rostered QBS were Eli and Vick/Foles

        roster postions
        1qb
        1rb
        2wr
        2flex
        1 TE
        my remaining RBS would be McCoy, Rice and Ellington (only have to start one)
        wrs Desean, Garcon, Josh Gordon, Harvin, Roddy White

        • Sky

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          I wouldn’t. At worst, stream matchups.

          • Bryan says:
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            @Sky: Would you trade Rice for Gronk under this scenario? My TE is Cameron (weeden is killing him)

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              He just went for 7/55/1 last week. Wouldn’t say Weeden is killing him. Not a move I would make.

  51. Robert says:
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    MJD and Colston for Megatron. Is that way too low for an owner who has Lamar Millar, Pierre Thomas,Nicks, and Torrey Smith as starters?

    • Sky

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      You can always try but that’s a really lowball offer

  52. Hans says:
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    Trade help! Lost Martin. Non Ppr Have Mike James, Sproles, Ivory, J Randle, Bryce Brown. Marshall, Decker, Edelman, Harvin….was offered his Morris, Pierre Thomas and Pettis (or pick FA wr-mike wiliams, nate wash, Sanders)for my Decker, Randle and Sproles?

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      Rather have the WRs. RBs are not as valuable in today’s game. I’d try and get Morris in a 1-1 though. Too many moving parts there

  53. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1. freeman’s face appears to be saying, “yeah i know we suck but ain’t my fault.”
    2. nothing like playing these guys to make NYG look like a decent defense (which they aren’t)
    3. we should check to make sure it wasn’t the MIN offensive line player’s kids that were beaten to death rather than peterson’s. His stats are worse since the death.
    4. jennings doesn’t appear to be playing in this game. freeman may have confused him and m.williams, but even williams got some targets from freeman.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, the aubrey MNF writeup!

  54. Big League Choo says:
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    standard spiller/reuben sammich or morris/denarius moore?

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      Sky says:
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      oooh, nice…I’ll take the Morris side because he’s the best/healthiest player involved.

  55. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    after every really terrible freeman throw (which are the majority of them) he gets this “c’mon guys, let’s get it together” look on his face, like it’s somebody else’s fault that most times a ball leaves his hands it’s at least 2 yards away from anybody on his own team. Starting to feel honored Jennings even has 29 yards.

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      His hand gesture for ‘group huddle’ makes me wonder if he’s asking ‘so should we squash this experiment now?’.

      Still think time will tell on Freeman. He probably shouldn’t have been the starter tonight regardless. Bit of a rush job in my book especially looking at how off he was. He’s not Drew Brees but that was like pick-up football and there’s no such thing.

  56. Aero says:
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    I’ve got Doug Martin down. Is Mike James actually worth an add over names like Helu, Stewart, Andre Brown, Verden, or Daniel Thomas? I also have Forte and DeMarco Murray. Funny how quickly running back depth can evaporate. Wah-waaah.

    • Aero says:
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      @Aero: Ivory is out there, too.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I like Ivory’s talent over Brown ROS. I’d take the gamble on him there, personally.

    • Sky

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      Mike James over Daniel Thomas.

      True, RE: RB depth. It’s totally Cinderella

  57. the imp says:
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    Make sure you roast Nicks in your game review. I didn’t watch the game, but feel utterly disappointed he couldn’t do more with his TEN targets and want to be reminded once again that I shouldn’t have drafted him….I need more teams next year…babysitting this one isn’t going very well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oh I put that shrimp on the barbie, don’t worry.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @the imp: go to yahoo fantasy message boards, sometimes you can grab orphan teams to keep your interest level more happy. I did this in baseball to take my mind off of what in mid-july was looking like a playoff missing wreck of a team. You’ll likely feel better about improving the trash team by even a little.

  58. Kyle says:
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    Great article. I made a pretty big trade in my 14 team ppr league. It went like this. I give Sjax, Quizz, Garçon, and MJD and received Marshall, Morris and Helu. I’m trying to sell high on Quizz and am worried about Sjax health and age. Plus Morris has the value of a 9th round keeper next season. My other RB are Leveon Bell and Zac Stacy, while stashing Andre Brown. My WR after Marshalls bye will be Dez Bryant, James Jones, Mike Wallace and Golden Tate. What are your thoughts? Definitely worried a little about the Cutler injury.

  59. forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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    Should I move Foster for MJD and Colston? I know neither are having a great year but I don’t want to deal with Arian if he’s only gonna play sparingly for a few games.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t make that move.

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