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Alright everybody.  It’s that time.  Grab your fingerless, studded leather gloves, tease your hair out so it looks like you stuck your finger in a light socket and send your red leather jacket through a paper shredder.  Yes, we’re gonna rock out to some Billy Idol and listen to the buy low tale of Alfred Morris.  But wait, what, huh?  How’s a guy who’s performing well – currently a mid-range RB2 in most formats – be close to consideration as a buy low you ask?  Well, under the hood there’s some stats.  Morris is currently 4th in rushing yards per game (78.7), 8th in total rushing yards (472 with his bye week already passed), tied for second for 20+ yard runs on the year (5) and 4th in yards per attempt (5.2).  With all of that, how in the world could he be underrated you ask?  Simple: touchdowns.  Morris is currently tied with a plethora – word of the day – of guys who are stuck at 3 rushing touchdowns ranging from Brandon Jacobs (yuck sauce) to Kendall Hunter (yes, a backup RB).  This whole pile is 1 TD behind Morris’ teammate Roy Helu.  You know, the guy who got every rushing TD in the game on Sunday.  Three actually.  Frustration creates opportunity if you’re ready to seize it.  Given the dearth of injuries this last week and the steady nature of The Butler, a ROS RB6 or RB7 is well within sight and this could be your last chance to get in on that.  Buy while you still can and let out a little Rebel Yell while you do.  In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

BUY

Kendall Wright – Strictly a PPR league call.  I’m not telling you I love the guy – I don’t – but there’s something to be said for consistency.  He’s had one bad PPR game – week 1 with 2 receptions and 11 yards – but he was gimpy heading into that game.  Since, he’s averaged about 5.5 receptions and 70 yards a game.  Half-PPR leagues, that’s about 9.5 to 10 points a game and it’s almost been money in the bank.  Near the end of the year, having that on your bench when you need a WR that’ll help you out is huge.  Again, we’re not talking Josh Gordon break out ability here but sometimes simple and cheap gets you through the week much better especially when it’s on bye and no one is that excited about it to begin with.

T.Y. Hilton – This one feels obvious.  And yet, the buzz is about DHB taking over the WR1 role in Indy.  I question if the people saying this have actually watched a football game in their lives and are strictly looking at depth charts with that kind of response.  DHB stands for ‘Drops His Balls’ and I’m not referring to puberty here.  DHB laments like the Rock Biter on about every other pass thrown to him.  I’m not saying TY will replicate Wayne’s production but barring any trades I think the consistency will now be there to become a WR2 ROS.  Couple that with the Colts being on bye, say TY to the TY owner who trades him to you.  Oh and by the by, Lavon Brazill: deep league player of interest now.

Jarrett Boykin – Cobb down and out for quite a while.  Jermichael has a bruised spinal cord.  James Jones is slowly recovering from a PCL sprain.  And Jordy can’t be thrown to on every one of Rodgers’ average 36 attempts a game.  You just never know with these kinds of buys.  Maybe the Packers grab the reigns of their division early and don’t need Cobb back immediately.  Maybe James Jones plays it safe for a few more weeks and Boykin gets a chance to shine.  It’s all about opportunity in this game and if Jarrett can seize it, you know what the Packers offense can do.  Invest while the price should be fairly low.

Danny Woodhead – Someone asked if they should pick up Woodhead in their ten team league this week.  Pick up?  Don’t you mean trade for?  It’s week 7 and a guy who’s just one spot behind Alfred Morris in standard scoring for running backs in fantasy football is on waivers somewhere?  Ok, maybe that’s not the greatest example as we know he’s owned everywhere but you either think he’s going to keep up this solid production or you don’t.  And I do think he’s an RB2 ROS at this point given the Chargers and how they’ve used him.  And he’s on bye.  See if the owner is desperate and needs a play this week and is willing to move him.  And before you ask, yes this pretty much applies to all the Chargers that are ownable at this point (Rivers/Mathews/Allen/Gates) to varying degrees.  Gotta love bye week crunch trade plays.

Zac Stacy – Too much negativity surrounding the Rams at this point.  I get it for the passing game but I think Stacy is a volume play that you can get for peanuts.  I don’t expect much from him this week vs the Seahawks but he’s gonna be that RB2 at the end of the year you wished you added when everyone else got scurred.  Pull out your big cojones and wave them proudly by getting Stacy.

Brandon Bostick – Deep league alert!  It sounds like Finley is going to need surgery and Bostick is what’s described as a true ‘move’ tight end.  Hey, if a receiving TE of Aaron Rodgers doesn’t move you, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

Sell

Jacquizz Rodgers – Yeah, it’s obvious.  This isn’t even about the SJax return to practice at this point.  The kid’s just not that good.  Sure he scored you 2 touchdowns last week through the air.  But he had 16 yards on 8 carries on the ground.  Sixteen is divisible by eight to the tune of 2 yards per carry.  Moving forward, I don’t trust his role in the offense.  If the poopa-loompa sweetens a deal you’re itching to make, stop scratching and just do it already.

Harry Douglas – Look, I get it.  He just went 7/7 on receptions and targets, had a career high in yardage with 149 and a touchdown and has almost zero competition to be a volume-play stud…right?  Wrong.  He’s still Harry Douglas.  If someone wants to pay to play with your Harry D, do it now.

Michael Vick – He’s back as the starter!  Hooray!  Now sell him like he hasn’t failed you for a couple of weeks before getting hurt.  To put this sell to you another way: 25/34/15/13/11/0/0.  That’s his output each game this season per ESPN.  You noticing the trend?  Yeah, ain’t purty.  Yes, his run game gives him a nice floor but he hasn’t really hit his ceiling much of late and I don’t think a 34 year old QB who’s coming off a hammy issue is really that good of a get but someone out there might.  Exploit it like you’re Madoff…only don’t get arrested and die in jail of course.

From Around The Web

  1. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    G’day! I was offered spiller for Doug Martin. It’s a ppr keeper league, should I accept? Spiller hasn’t been doing much but at least he’ll for sure play again this season.

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        Sorry I’m really stupid. Are you saying you’d rather have spiller or Martin. I’d be the one getting spiller.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bitchesbeshoppach: Nah, I misread my man. They’re both wild cards at this point but at least Spiller hasn’t been mentioned as a season-ending kinda guy. I’ll take Spiller there.

    • centerfield ballhawk says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: @Bitchesbeshoppach: Looks like a waste of a season for Doug Martin. How about a mea culpa for steering many of us in Razzball nation in his direction on draft day.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @centerfield ballhawk: Yup, the 3rd overall consensus guy in drafts this year was totally my fault for ranking him 2 spots higher while putting Charles/Foster/Lynch/LeSean/Rice ahead of the second overall consensus guy: Spiller. I’m guessing the MSRA, Freeman, and poor coaching are my fault too, right? Move along.

  2. Mike says:
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    Would u drop joique bell for mike James???
    Standard league

    • the imp says:
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      @Mike: I would in standard for sure. Just my two cents.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Still like Joique a lot but with uncertainty and possible starter status ROS, I’ll take James there.

  3. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Bud,

    Would you consider buying McFadden?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Natural Born Champs: Never against buying a player, really. Just depends on their price.

  4. Justin says:
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    hey sky great work all over the website… I’m just here to do some bragging… back in week 3 I commented in your rankings post that Mr Woodhead should be ranked higher, and you had said no and you backed it up with good numbers to justify the ranking… look at where we are now. Where should I drop the application off at to work for Razzball. Haha just kidding of course, I was just lucky to be ahead of the game for once. Thanks again for all the great work.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Justin: Haha, nice call! I liked Woodhead too but am thoroughly surprised by how much he’s been used so far this season. Was thinking at best, every week flex but he’s been beyond solid.

  5. alex says:
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    Would you trade darren sproles and chris ivory for leveon bell and mendenhall?
    My other rbs are Bernard Ellington Kendall hunter.
    Rest of team- rg iii, calvin dez bryant terrence Williams Jordan cameron jordan reed
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @alex: No.

  6. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Lost Martin and have Rice on a bye. Left with Moreno, McGahee and Snellling. Need some some serious waiver wire advice.

    Mike James, Peyton Hillis, Chris Ivory, Brandon Bolden and Mike Tolbert

    I need one of them in a 1-point PPR league for this week at a minimum, but likely rest of season.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Tough. I like Ivory’s upside but James is your handcuff. I think James makes sense for your team.

  7. The People's Strudel says:
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    Sky baby, boobla, what say you if these moves since it’s week 8 and my entire team wants it to be “bye” week. Whatever:

    Start Big Ben or Glennon at QB?
    What defense you prefer this week: Pittsburg, Arizona, St. Louis?
    Do you think Harry Douglas is worth a waiver pickup then? Kind of think he is…..

    • the imp says:
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      @The People’s Strudel: Who are you going to drop for Douglas? Likely worth it, but it depends on that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The People’s Strudel: Not really big on any of those defenses but I’ll say Arizona.

      He is but it depends who you’re dropping. Roddy comes back, his numbers will go down.

  8. Jon says:
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    Need to drop one of these guys:

    Fleener (I just added Reed so I probably don’t need a bench TE), Hartline, Reuben Randle, Stevie Johnson, Ivory, Pierre Thomas, Jason Snelling, Brandon Jacobs

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jon: Correct, you don’t need a bench TE. Fleener.

  9. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Also, McGahee or Snelling this week in PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Want more info on SJax but for right now I’ll say McGahee.

  10. Cram It says:
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    I’m a Finley owner…Bostick or Eifert?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cram It: I’d gamble on Bostick. Very unlikely you’re happy with an Eifert endline.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Alright, this better not be like your Housler call in week 3 ;) I’d be happy with 5 points from a TE scramble, then a goose egg.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Cram It: If 3-5 points makes you happy over zero, Eifert is your man! Haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Sky: It does!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha, if I’m presented with any number close to nothing, I go all or nothing but you do what you gotta do!

              • Cram It says:
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                @Sky: I get it. Depends on the matchup for me. If I’m playing a team I should beat, or should be close, I’ll be conservative and take whatever I can get. I’ve gone balls to the wall before, it’s fun!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Cram It: Plus the early talk is Quarles is starting and they “may” use Bostick on “some seam routes”? Doesn’t instill much confidence.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Big thing is Quarless can’t catch though. I’ll take 30-35 snaps and 5-7 targets any day over the starting blocking TE. Again, a gamble based on time on field but could have a nice day as the TE who’s actually thrown to

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Sky: A gamble for sure, with no pedigree there. Eifert hasn’t been putting up beast numbers or anything but he’s a fine TE and he popped his cherry with a TD last week. No reason he can’t do it again. A TE duel to the death sir!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      If you win 3-1, though, did you really win? Bring it on, you Scalawag!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I think they call that a glory hole, no?

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Sky: If I win the week by two points!

                    You’re thinking of semen routes.

  11. Cram It says:
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    Rank these handcuffs for potential PT down the road.
    Snelling (Jackson could re-pull that hammy at any time)
    Pierce
    Shonne Greene
    J-Stewart

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cram It: Greene/Pierce/Snelling/J -Stew

      I’d like Snelling more if ATL wasn’t so stupid to not give him the lion’s share of carries. How Rodgers got 8 last week is beyond me.

  12. Abe Froman says:
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    Any advice on what to do with Amendola? NFL keeper league. Thanks!

    • the imp says:
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      @Abe Froman: I’m crossing my fingers he puts in a limited practice today. If he does, that means he is making progress on the concussion protocol. If not, then we are completely in the dark for a timetable as the Pats are unlikely to tip their hand in any other mechanism.

    • Sky

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      @Abe Froman: Hold onto him and wait for info? I don’t know what your other options would be. You’re selling too low now but you could look to move him once he gets a few good games under his belt.

      • the imp says:
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        @Abe Froman: @Sky: Amendola practicing today…..the flame is still lit….for now.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @the imp: Yeah, flaming gay………..Not that that’s a bad thing.

  13. Chris says:
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    Hello Sky,

    Morning.

    Just received the following trade:
    Give Desean Jackson for Hackeem Nicks and Darren McFadden.

    I know Jackson is on pace for a career year and Nicks is dropping some passes but McFadden is back to playing and i need help for my RB2. Check my roster:
    QB – Matt Ryan, Andrew Luck
    RB – Charles, Fred Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Chris Ivory (this week waiver), Green-Ellis, Jonathan Stewart
    WR – AJ Green, Larry Fitzgerald, Desean Jackson, Miles Austin
    TE – Tony Gonzalez

    league: Standard scorign, QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 Flex, 1 TE, 1 DEF – 12 teams

    Thanks for your input.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chris: I wouldn’t do that trade.

  14. Snake Hips says:
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    GB @ MIN
    Pit @ oak
    NO v BUF
    ATL @ ari

    Please rank, thanks!

  15. Boston Mike says:
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    I was offered Lamar Miller for either Stevie Johnson or Harry Douglas…

    You like one over the other or neither?

    Thanks

  16. Coopers Clux Clan says:
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    Currently have I Reed in my PPR TE slot. Would you lose Cook for WR Jeremy Kerley or Bostick for a TE backup?

    Currently my good hands team are Roddy, AJohnson, Kris Durham, Cecil Shorts, Stevie Johnson, and Keenan Allen. We start 3 WR and 1 Flex.

    Thanks

    • the imp says:
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      @Coopers Clux Clan: Especially, with Roddy hurt and AJ on bye, looks like you need Kerley a lot more than you’d need a backup TE. I’d drop Cook personally.

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    Which side:

    Shorts/Morris or
    Ridley/Gordon

    Would you prefer TY instead of Shorts? Not sure I could get TY, he’s a Colts fan.

    0.5 PPR, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving and 100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving and 150 yards rushing, 6 points per TD.

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Bernard
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Decker
    W/R/T – Gordon
    BN – R.Wilson
    BN – CJnoK
    BN – Ridley
    BN – Sproles
    BN – Harvin
    BN – Reed

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: Morris side. I’d prefer TY cuz I said to buy him of course! Haha

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: but you think either way it’s something I should do? I’ll try for TY first.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, it’s a good trade for you.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: offer sent! Thanks for the help.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Word

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: Palabra.

  18. J Money says:
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    .5 PPR

    ROS: Mathews, Pierre Thomas, Zach Stacy

    I currently have PT and could get Mathews or Stacy from an owner by giving up a pick with PT. I always play for the currently season so the pick does not matter to me. I just want to make sure I am upgrading by a good amount.

    We can only start 2 RBs and I already have AD and Bush so besides upgrading bench talent, I need someone to play Week 9 for Bush’s bye.

    Their Week 9 opponents are as follows:
    Stacy v. TEN
    Mathews @ WAS
    PT @NYJ

    I also have Vereen on my bench for when he returns if that changes anything.

    Basically, do I make a trade of PT for Mathews or Stacy or do I hold?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J Money: Stacy/Mathews/PT. As much as I like Mathews, he’s in a kinda/sorta timeshare. I’d make the move. PT is absurdly hit/miss and rarely startable.

  19. Mdaddy says:
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    What kind of WR should I be targeting by trading tony gonzales? I have Jordan Reed and think Gonzales with net more in return.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: His value depends on the owner you’re targeting, i.e. does the other owner actually need a TE and who’s on their team? That’s a better starting point. Outside that, Tony’s ranked around 60 in yahoo ranks. So, Steve Smith range?

  20. smegma says:
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    10 team ppr league – I have Finley, McGahee, and Stacy as borderline guys and just lost Martin for who knows how long. My starting RBs are RBush and LMiller with Vareen on IR for a couple more weeks. I’m considering dropping McGahee for a TE like Clay, but should I consider just dropping Finley instead and drop McGahee to try and claim Mike James?

    • smegma says:
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      @smegma: also, how much FAAB on Mike James – I got LMiller for $25 and have $61 left.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @smegma: I’d be looking to drop Finley there. And I’d drop McGahee for James since he’s your handcuff to Martin. You’re getting to mid-season, means you’ll probably need to spend around the same price as Miller.

  21. Foooootball says:
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    Good morning Sky!

    What WR or RB would you trade for Percy Harvin right now?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Foooootball: Morning…not trying to be difficult but these questions are way too broad of a topic. Boldin maybe? Mathews? Really, these questions depend more on the Harvin owner’s needs than they do about what you want to trade for him.

  22. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Give Stacy and Olsen, get Garcon? Other team lost Martin and is going to have to start Lamar Miller going forward, with Tate and Hunter as his bench RBs. He’s also weak at TE and I have Gronk, so Olsen’s extraneous. I like Garcon’s schedule and after losing Cobb I’ve got a bunch of WR2/3 (Nicks, Randle, T. Williams, Allen). We start 2 RB, 3 WR, no Flex, standard scoring w/ bonus. Or maybe aim higher, offering Rice or L. Bell and trying to get Nelson?

  23. L-Boogie says:
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    12-team non-PPR. Just lost Bradford, Foles, and Martin.

    QB: Weekly matchups. Big Ben this week.
    RB: R Bush
    RB: R McFadden
    WR: B Marshall
    WR: D Jackson
    Flex: Nicks/ Kerley/M James/McGahee/Pierce
    A Brown (IR)

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

    My D Jackson and Bush for his Luck and Stacy? Or just play weekly matchups at QB?

    Thanks dude.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @L-Boogie: Ouch…

      I wouldn’t make that trade. It doesn’t even help you this week to begin with and hurts your team overall. Play matchups.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. The other owner is trying to convince me why this is a fair offer and why this is good for my team. He knows way more than I do (and he’s 7-0) but he is a good friend of mine and I truly don’t think he’s intentionally trying to pull a fast one on me. I just think he’s wrong.

        So now he’s asking about Bush for Luck straight up. I told him no on that one too.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @L-Boogie: Yeah, it’s about strategy. Some owners aren’t willing to risk streaming QBs. For them, the trade would make sense. Don’t think you have to is all.

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Sky: I’m willing to take the risk. I’m relatively new to fantasy football so I’m ready to try anything to make it more interesting and competitive.

            Thanks.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Nice! Yeah, if someone great comes along, don’t hesitate to pick up and hold but I’d never make an ‘I really need a starting QB’ in a 1QB league trade.

  24. Ferris says:
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    How concerned should we be on Brandon Marshall?
    Injured hand, no Cutler, trouble with double coverage and losing touches to Alshon. Would it be opportune to search a trade? Or is this something you sit and wait and see?
    Your blog is awesome, and it would be cool to see you discuss some upper tier WR, there is upside and down side with many of them.

    My Q:
    Thinking of trying to upgrade at RB. I have Mcfadden and Matthews, trade one with Marshall for Reggie Bush and maybe Deanrious Moore or Pierre Garcon. Crazy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ferris: If you got that for B-Marsh, I’d be shocked. That’s a hefty price tag. Can try, though.

      Thanks for the love! I think Marshall will be fine. This isn’t an Arizona/Fitz situation. McCown is no Cutler but he’s also no immobile Palmer or Skelton and Marshall is one of the best in the game at adjusting routes to help his QB. He’ll be fine but that trade would be a major win for you, especially if you got Garcon. It’s still pretty good w/Moore.

      • Ferris says:
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        @Sky: Good call as always. Not sure how you do it, but keep it up.

  25. Frank White says:
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    Hey bud… my te has a buy week so I picked up Cumberland. Should I grab bostik instead?? I already have Boykin if that matters

    • Frank White says:
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      Oh. 12 team ppr

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Frank White: Bostick has more upside. Both he and Cumberland are fringe plays. Cumberland is the safer play.

  26. Frank White says:
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    I was told yesterday that trading nicks for zac Stacy n Emmanuelle Sanders was a good trade for me cause I lost Martin. My question is should I get grab Jennings instead of Sanders or with Freeman there he’s a dud?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Frank White: Jennings wasn’t really producing before Freeman signed with the team…not seeing an argument to pick him up there.

      • Frank White says:
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        thnx

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          NP

  27. Boltz Wagon says:
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    Greg Olsen or Jordan Reed this week? I’m going against Cam Newton and have the potentially “cock block” with Olsen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d rather put the guy that went for nearly 10/150/1 in week 8 on my team over just aiming to do that.

  28. Mikey says:
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    Hobbled together RB2 unit of Mathews, FJax and Miller to compliment R. Bush.
    Drop Miller for Vereen?
    Can’t seem to move Miller for anyone at this point…

    • Sky

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      @Mikey: Still like Miller. Wish Miami did. I’d be looking to move Fred Jackson while he’s playing ahead of Spiller on the depth chart due to injury, personally. Vereen’s not back until week 11, think that drop would be premature.

  29. Mike says:
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    Boykin or Terrance Williams ?
    Standard
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      So long as James Jones is still out this week – from all the news, that’s likely – I’ll say Boykin. Great matchups for both, though.

  30. Scott Steelers says:
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    Next week I have Kaepernick and Julius Thomas on Byes. I need to drop 2 of these guys. I have 6 WR and 6 RB. Ill give you full list so you know depth
    Cruz, Andre Johnson, Jordy, Keenan Allen, T. Williams, Colston
    Morris, Ridley, Stacy, Woodhead, MJD, Mike James
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jeez dude, is this an 8 team league? That’s pretty stacked. Dropping now wouldn’t be the prudent thing to do, if that’s what you’re thinking. On the surface, Williams/James

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @Sky: ha. Nah its 10 team keepee league. Kept cruz, morris ridley, andre. Drafted mjd, colston, jordy. Then I live on that free agency. This league has only waiver for people dropped. No waiver from sunday-wed like all other leagues. So I’m all over that shit on sundays. Haha

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, that makes sense. Haha, well done.

          • Scott Steelers says:
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            @Sky: so who u thinkin from WR3 this week.
            Colston vs Buf (been horrible)
            Williams vs Det (been great)

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Scott Steelers: Actually Terrance. The weird thing with Detroit this year is how much they’ve given up to the WR2 within a given offense. There’s a good chance Terrance has a really nice week.

              • Scott Steelers says:
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                @Sky: yea I was lookin at that. Thanks bud

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  No prob

  31. Pete says:
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    Stacy still on the wire in my 10 team PPR. Trying to figure out if I should pick him up/who to drop. Martin was dropped too but maybe not worth the bench room to stash?. I have Foster, Tate, Murray, Randle, L Miller, Chris Johnson as RB’s. Worst, most dropable WR is K Allen (loaded here). TE’s are Miller and Olsen. Backup QB is Pryor.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pete: I’d drop a 2nd TE. Either one, they’re both meh.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a PPR, I’d keep Miller for consistency and drop Olsen for him. Demarco Murray is already running this week. Could be a good time to stash Martin for that reason over Randle but it might be wiser to wait.

  32. the imp says:
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    For PPR, do Ellington or James have significantly more upside?
    Ellington flashes talent but is capped by snaps and a weak team, James is capped by all the forces that capped Martin though he has an easier path to touches. If neither breaks out soon, the back up plan is to switch to Foster’s handcuff or Vareen (depending on Foster’s health) next week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Foster’s probably starting…guess I’m confused by the question. Are both those guys on waivers?

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Sorry Sky, the blather about Foster and Vareen is not important for your feedback.
        I own Ellington, James cleared waivers. The key bit of the question is who do you think has a better chance to elevate above their current ROS replacement value expectations (both are just above it for my shallow 12-team league with 40 RBs owned and a 4RB limit, so I can’t own both)?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: ah no worries, just wasn’t sure if there was a question in there i was missing. Tough call. With the Martin news being unclear, I’ll take the Ellington side.

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    Jason Campbell starting for the Browns against KC. What do you think that does to Gordon and Cameron?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: He slips a bit this week. Low end WR2 in 12 team formats.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: along the lines of my question yesterday then… Say Graham is out and I play Reed at TE. That leaves me with Gordon or Ridley for flex. I’m leaning Ridley there now. I think Gordon is going to have a TOUGH time finding paydirt or even racking up the yards against KC at KC and with Campbell under center. What do you think?

        0.5 PPR, 6 points per TD, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          They’re both low upside plays at this point to me. I’d still say Gordon because of the PPR factor. Ridley won’t be catching many passes and it’s not a great running matchup. I understand your sentiment though.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: Same difference. He’s not good.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: I know he’s not good, but I think Campbell is even worse than Weeden and it makes Gordon an even worse bet to score points this week against KC.

  34. Spider wide banana says:
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    Drop J Randle for Z Stacy?

    Thanks!

  35. Jay says:
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    Should I give up Knowshon Moreno for Gronk? (scoring is 0.5 PPR)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jay: That really depends on needs there. In a vacuum, I like Gronk more but I’m not giving up Knowshon if I don’t have a good set of RBs to do it.

  36. Friar says:
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    After hoarding RB depth all season, this week’s combination of injuries and byes seems like the perfect catalyst for me to turn that depth into studs. How would you rate the following trades:

    1) Give Decker and Lamar Miller for Dez
    2) Give Moreno, Ridley, and Miller for Charles and Julius Thomas
    3) Give Spiller for Witten

    And a fourth, bonus idea inspired by your write-up:

    4) Give Decker for Alfred Morris (great value, but would it help my team?)

    12-team, non-PPR
    RB: AP, Moreno, L. Bell, Spiller, Ridley, Miller
    WR: Nelson, Decker, Allen, Amendola, Harvin
    TE: Reed

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Friar:

      1) Sounds good

      2) Good but don’t like it as much because I’m not a huge Julius guy

      3) Nah

      4) I like it, personally but the big question is who’s your RB1 and RB2? I see Knowshon and then Flex-type RBs. I still think Morris for Decker is a good value play for you overall, though.

      • Friar says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, Sky. A couple follow-ups:

        1) Miller’s value seems to be low, and there isn’t much interest in him. How would you feel about swapping Spiller in for him (Decker + Spiller = Dez)?

        2) Do you have Gates above Julius ROS? I could also offer Moreno + Ridley + Miller = JC + Gates.

        4) I have AP and Moreno as my RB1 and RB2. Has Peterson fallen to flex-level for you? With those two guys, would you still advise giving up Decker for Alf? It would leave me short at WR this week between byes and injuries, but I can live with a 1 week fill-in if it will make me significantly better long-term.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          1) I’d still take Dez there but I’d want a wild card in return to go with it

          2) I trust Gates’ targets more so yes. I question you have the RB depth to make that trade…3 for 1 RB? I think you’re gonna do more harm than good.

          4) AP’s still AP. At worst, he’s a top 5 RB ROS in my book. I don’t know how short you are when you say ‘short’ but I like Morris as an RB1 ROS and think it’s a fair trade and you’ll be more consistent from the trade. You’d have 3 RB1s for three spots in your lineup but again, if Decker’s your WR2 or WR1 and you’ve got guys like Kerley or Kenbrell Thompkins as your WR2 or WR3, then I’d say hold.

  37. ashtray says:
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    Good morning,

    My league:
    12 team (4 make playoffs), standard scoring (some bonuses for HUGE games)
    Keep 2 players every year
    Records is 3-4 in 7th place

    My roster:
    QB-RG3
    WR-Green
    WR-Allen
    WR-Stevie
    RB-Morris
    RB-Rice
    TE-Gronk
    W/R-Lacy
    Bench:
    Pryor-qb
    Stacy-rb
    Stewart-rb
    Randle-rb
    Hartline-wr
    Reed-te

    I’m thinking of offering some different trades:

    Give Rice and Gronk/ Get Cruz and Martin (for a keeper next year. I know he’s injured)
    Give Gronk/ Get Cruz
    Give Gronk/ Get Blackmon
    Give Gronk/ Get Andre Johnson

    Are any or all of these worth it for me?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @ashtray: For keeper purposes, I like the first three. I’d only do the first one if I’m not planning on making the playoffs. I wouldn’t trade away a younger player for an older player like Gronk for Andre, though, in a keeper.

  38. Ryan says:
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    Car v. TB or NO v. Buf for steaming this weeks DEF? I’m thinking CAR because they seem to be on fire lately. Thanks!

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: streaming not steaming. oops. haha.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Ryan: Ha! Freudian almost! I’ll go Carolina there.

  39. RJ says:
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    Drop Kenbrell Thompkins for Heward Bey? This is mostly a bench move for bye weeks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @RJ: Think I’ll hold there. DHB just can’t catch the ball.

  40. Pete says:
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    I have Vick and RG3 as my QB in a 14-team non-PPR league. If I look to sell Vick, the teams needing a QB most have the following players I like: Team A: TY Hilton, AJ Green. Team B: Jamaal Charles, Dez Bryant. Team C: Sproles, Alfred Morris, Jordy Nelson.

    Which, if any, of the players listed do you think are the fairest 1-to-1 offers for Vick?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pete: You’re not going to get a WR1 or RB1 for him. Maybe Sproles?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Pete: Try for Morris or TY. Like Cram said, you’re not getting WR1/RB1 talent back unless the other owner is clueless.

  41. T-Rich just hit waivers. Not sure how excited I should be about that.

    Drop Lamar Miller for him? I’m thinkin, ‘yes’.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James R: Man how the mighty have fallen…Yeah, T-Rich over Lamar at this point. What a worthless year for top end RBs…

  42. mdp says:
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    should i do this trade. I will be giving ap for vincent jackson and eric decker? I have sporles and woodhead for my RB then.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Definitely not.

  43. Ciwa says:
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    Hi!
    What about a trade T-Rich(mine)-Morris?Or T-Rich+Mendenhall for Morris+Steven Smith? Am i crazy?

    Thanks for all

    • Ciwa says:
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      @Ciwa:
      I was also offered Chris Johnson+Desean Jackson for T-rich and Marshall. I really dont’ know.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Nah, I wouldn’t give up Marshall like that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Heya! I’d make either. Not crazy at all at this point.

      • Ciwa says:
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        @Sky:

        I proposed right now. Finger crossed.
        To replace Marshall bye week: Ginn-Stevie Johnson-Marvin Jones?

        Good luck for week 8!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool and thanks! I’d go Stevie there.

  44. gobiggreen says:
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    boykin for lamar miller trade? bye week has me starting bryce brown and kendall hunter….oof. i’m willing to take this week on the chin though, so im balancing ROS potential; will miller ever get the lions share in MIA or do I stick with Boykin’s potential

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Miami just doesn’t know how to run an offense. I’ll take Boykin there for the upside factor if I have depth at RB and poor depth at WR. It’s a needs factor.

  45. tom says:
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    better pick up this week for the rerst of the year standard scoring te/wr played as one position so interchangeable..boykin gb or reed te for skins ty ty

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trust Reed’s role more moving forward so Jordan

      • tom says:
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        @Sky:

        thanks so much

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, glad if I could help.

  46. Dave says:
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    Hey sky, With Amendola practicing I might need a better bye week replacement than Edelman if Amendola plays. Which of these do you like to pickup. 5PPR – Marvin Jones vs Jets, Robert Woods vs No, Jerome Simpson vs GB? If there’s any other WR deep sleeper you think is out there I’m all ears but these seem like the best choices.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Donnie Avery? If not, Woods makes sense.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: He’s available.. Definitely pick him up over Woods? Avery has a tougher matchup vs Cleveland’s D.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Go look at what the WR2 has done the last couple of weeks vs the Browns. Like I said, it’s an upside play. If you’re risk averse, Hill is your man for known targets.

          • Dave says:
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            @Sky: Ok got it thanks again

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob

  47. Rich says:
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    Pryor for Alfred Morris? Rb I’m Rollin with s-jax, t-rich on bye, Stacy, mike James and got rg3 at qb

    Got Blackmon decker Ty Hilton nd hartline at wr, recommend any moves 4-3 in my league

    Thanks as always

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like you’d rarely start Pryor, you can for Morris there.

      Not sure how to respond to this question. You don’t have depth at WR to move one for anything if that’s what you’re asking.

  48. Juice_0321 says:
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    Sky!!!!

    We talked yesterday about a trade including my harem of TE’s. I ended up not trading Cameron and James for Gio and Ivory. Instead, I traded Cameron and James for Mike Williams and Eddie Lacy. I would have had no RB2 week 10 so I decided to pass on the first deal and now Lacy is free to fill my RB2 spot ROS.

    Thoughts?

    • Juice_0321 says:
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      @Juice_0321: That bad huh? LOL

  49. Eric says:
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    Should I trade Jordan Reed (already have T Gonzales) for Cam Newton (scraping by with Tom Brady right now)? I have no other QB’s right now.

  50. Hola Sky:

    Hope your fantasy season is going wonderfully. I’ve been decimated with injuries, so want your quick take on my FLEX spot for Week 8:

    LEAGUE – deep 14 team, redraft, PPR and IDP league. 22 man rosters, so it’s slim pickings on wire.

    SCORING- reception/ 1 pt, td/ 6 pts, 10 yds rushing/ 1 pt, 15 yds receiving/ 1 pt

    QUESTION #1: Of these available FLEX plays (RB/WR/TE), how would you rank for this week:

    Stephen Hill @ CIN — thinking Jets will be forced to throw.
    Andre Roberts vs. ATL — option #3/4 in passing game. ATL pass D is not good.
    Kenny Stills vs. BUF — still no Lance Moore, thinking NO lights up score board.
    Rod Streater vs. PIT — guessing playing from behind, Pit has decent pass D
    Riley Cooper vs. NYG — could be a shootout. If DJax sits, could be more interesting

    Question #2: I haven’t seen an official GB report yet, but I can/should drop JERMICHAEL FINLEY, right? Just making sure I’m not missing something like he’s only out for a few weeks with bruised spinal cord. Everything Ive been reading, assumes he’s out for season and will be lucky to play again. But, i tend to not drop guys until I see official IR designation. Clarity, please…

    thanks
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hi Spanish Donkey!

      Cooper for upside, Hill for known targets.

      I have as much news as you do and it’s all conflicting but I’d be inclined to drop him, personally, if there’s someone worth owning in the FA pool.

      • @Sky:

        Thanks — I have it Hill, Stills, Cooper.

        You like Cooper over Stills?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          As a person? No but for fantasy (last 2 weeks for Cooper: 10/208/1 vs last 2 for Stills: 3/64/1 and all in the same game) I do.

          • @Sky:

            yeah – good points; all of them. Targets are 13 for Cooper and 9 for Stills in last 2…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah both are wildcards but maybe Cooper is becoming more of a primary target

  51. Wishing I was Golden says:
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    My team is in third place at 5-2. I want to pick up Vereen, but not sure on who to drop.

    10 team redraft yahoo league. non-ppr, throwing TDs=6 pts. Start QB, 2 RB, 3 WR/TE, 2 Flex, K, D
    QB: Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick
    RB: LeSean McCoy, Alfred Morris, Darren Sproles, Bryce Brown, Roy Helu
    WR: Andre Johnson, Marques Colston, Eric Decker, Roddy White, Percy Harvin, Alshon Jeffery, Jarrett Boykin
    K: Flex
    D: Flex

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d be inclined to drop either of your backups if I’m making a move. Brown or Helu but probably Brown.

  52. E says:
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    Drop Olsen for any of these?
    Bostick
    Rudolph
    Fauria

    Non-ppr, thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Definitely not

  53. Clubber Lane says:
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    Hey Skywalker-Have you ever seen a better squad in a 12 team ppr with flex league?

    QB Vick Kapernick Foles
    RB McCoy Lacy Ridley
    WR Allen Boykins Harvin (All waivers)
    TE Graham(2nd RD) Gronkowski (6th RD)

    Thanks for all of the advice. We have built a winner through draft and waivers…No trades!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yo!

      Well, your WRs are a little scary if Harvin doesn’t come back but it’s a good looking team. You should look to move Gronk if Graham’s completely healthy. Solid looking squad, though, if Vick/Kaep find consistency.

      • Clubber Lane says:
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        @Sky:

        My bad!
        I should have mentioned that we are only required to start 2 WRs. I am going double TE set using Gronk as a flex. I used to say if you use 2 TEs in your lineup, you should just start studying baseball early with Greystroke.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Clubber Lane: Ha, ah I gotcha. Yeah, I have zero problems starting Gronk/Graham if I can. That makes sense with the WRs. Ok, you’re sexy again.

  54. Gig says:
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    Hey Sky! Looking for ROS value. Would you drop anyone for Mike James in a standard 10-team league with a flex?

    WR: Fitz, Gordon, VJax, K. Allen, Jeffery
    RB: TRich, Charles, Stacy, L. Miller, J. Bell, Ellington

    I was thinking Jeffery. Since players like T. Williams and Boykin are still on the wire. But perhaps I’m undervaluing him.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, if those guys are out there, Jeffery makes sense in my book.

  55. Mdaddy says:
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    Someone just offered me Arian Foster for Tony Gonzalez, do I do that deal? I have Jordan Reed as my backup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yup

  56. Gbbb says:
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    12 team .5 ppr. 2 rb, 3 wr, no flex. I asked advice on several trades yesterday which got shot down for one reason or the other. I have finally been offered Stacy and dez Bryant for my Steven Jackson,, colston, Reuben randle. He may throw in joique bell also to make it an even 3 for 3.

    My remaining Rbs are trich, woodhead, and vareen. My remaining wrs are Cruz, Hilton, and Simpson. Trying to pick up wright this week on waivers as well. Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It looks good, especially if you get Bell.

  57. Derrick says:
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    My team sits at 5-2 and 1 game out of first. I have at RB Martin, Moreno, James, Bell and McGahee. WR – Decker, Marshall, Cruz, Hartline and Tate. My TE is Gresham.

    This is a PPR keeper (can keep two each year drafted after the 3rd round) and I am thinking of offering Martin (can be kept) and Cruz (can be kept) for Gates (can be kept) and Dez Bryant (can’t be kept).

    This is obviously a win now move. Do you like it?

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Derrick: I don’t see a good reason for that move.

  58. Eric says:
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    Hey Sky, I was just wondering how you would rank these guys ROS and if any of them are in the same tier. Not PPR.

    Lacy, SJax, G.Bernard, Zac Stacy, S.Vereen

    It might be a little difficult with a couple of them having fluid situations but I appreciate your input.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eric: Lacy/Gio-B/SJax/Stacy/Vereen

      I’d put Lacy a smidge ahead of the Gio-B/Sjax tier and Stacy/Vereen in their own…if SJax is actually healthy this week and performs, he’s in the Lacy section (RB1 consideration).

  59. Ron says:
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    This trade make sense to upgrade from Eli and Rothlisberger

    Give: Gordon, MJD
    Get: RGIII and Woodhead

    Also, would you be quicker to drop Eli or Big Ben?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: If PPR, I like the RG3 side.

      I’d be inclined to drop either. Prolly Big Ben because at least I know Eli can put up larger numbers then he has so far. Big Ben is just ok.

  60. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Drop Pearce for Vereen?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Moscowitz: Oh yeah

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Cram It:

        My only concern is that Rice goes down and Pearce gets the starting job

        • Cram It says:
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          @Moscowitz: Naturally, but Vereen is definitely coming back. May not be until playoff time, but if Pearce never says another start, you missed out on a guy that will definitely play. I’m dropping Pearce this week myself.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Moscowitz: I’m w/Cram on this one.

  61. Duke says:
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    Yo Sky,

    I lost Wayne in a 10-team PPR (2RB + 3WR + flex) and just got offered TY Hilton for my Woodhead. Would you make the move given my roster and format?

    RB: Charles, Forte, Reggie Bush, SJax, Joique Bell, Woodhead
    WR: DeSean, Blackmon, Gordon, Roddy
    TE: Witten, Cameron
    QB: Vick, Romo

    thx!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Duke: It’s a fair trade. I like both guys but like TY’s role ROS. Go for it.

  62. Nico says:
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    Would you trade Gore and Steve Smith for Adrian Peterson? I’d have MJD, Ellington, or Helu on my bench to take over for Smith at flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nico: I’d take AP there.

  63. Friar says:
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    How would you rank the following guys in terms of their likelihood to emerge as an every-week starter in a 10-team non-PPR league?

    Ridley
    James Jones
    Zac Stacy
    Amendola
    Lamar Miller

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Friar: Stacy/Amendola/Jones/Ridley/Miller

  64. Sandy says:
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    Send Ty Hilton and Stacy for bmarsh? Std league
    Figure sell high on TY haha

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sandy: Well I wouldn’t call it that, haha, but I’ll take the best player in the deal 9/10. BMarsh side.

  65. James says:
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    Hey Sky,

    12 team PPR. Rank these 4 Flex players ROS based solely on who will get more points from most to least?

    Fred Jackson, Harvin, Vereen, Witten.

    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James: Witten/FJax/Harvin/Vereen

  66. huge caulk says:
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    Drop Doug Martin with this team? Not feeling the Bucs rushing game this year even when healthy. IF he returns, Martin may be eased back in gradually bc TB sux ..Keeper 12 teamer, shallow bench ppr. Luck is on bye so I have to drop someone.
    RB1 Lacy
    Rb 2 Stacy
    Bench Ellington
    Bench Helu
    Doug Martin?
    I guess I could also drop Keenan Allen or Harry D. Am I being to impatient? I am ready to move on from Martin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @huge caulk: You’re asking if you should drop Martin in a keeper league? Hrm…gonna have to say no to that one. Try and work a trade.

  67. TJ says:
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    I’m in a PPR league and looking to make a trade. I’ve been offered two trades and I was wondering which RB you prefer and if the trade is worth it.

    I get Marshawn Lynch. I give up Jordy Nelson and Steven Ridley.
    or
    I get Matt Forte. I give up Victor Cruz and Eddie Lacy.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @TJ: The first one maybe but it would depend on what your WRs look like. Both are overpays, the second one is just worse of one.

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    1. with this bostick news, it sounds like he’d be better TE depth than guys like these, with their this week matchups listed. I missed out on reed due to this league my team is actually good. either one of these or bostick will be going along with bennett.
    fauria vs DAL
    ertz vs NYG
    fasano vs CLE (nfl.com projections have him higher than mcgrath)
    housler vs ATL
    chandler @NO.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like you’re looking for a bye week play. I like Bostick there. They’re all crapshoots, though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: true, bye week play, but with cutler out i might want to keep bostick around, as bennett’s production will likely get better or worse from the change.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I picked him up in a deep league. Here’s to it panning out for both of us.

  69. goodfold2 says:
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    1. rocking CIN all year at DEF, thought they’d be a likely top 10. this far into year they are the 16th fantasy def, even without having had a bye yet (so actually worse). should I keep them or start streaming? Only def i own in other leagues where i stopped streaming are CAR and KC.
    2. in a different league where I am already streaming (MIA most recently) which of these is best this week?
    PHI vs NYG
    TB vs CAR
    PIT @OAK
    NYJ @CIN
    ARI vs ATL

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like ARI at home the most out of those but I see them as very close (Bengals and Cards).

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: in one of the league’s where i am streaming def both CAR and NE just got dropped. I’m guessing grabbing CAR or NE instead other streaming teams (DAL,MIA,PIT,CLE,NYJ) is a good idea? If so is CAR better than NE? NE has more fantasy pts.

  70. Sandy says:
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    Is Campbell starting a positive for McGahee?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nope. Positive for the Ogre, though.

      • Sandy says:
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        @Sky: McGahee for denarius Moore? Oakland schedule looks soft

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Sandy: I’ll take Moore there.

  71. mike says:
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    2 questions… would you start Steve Smith@TB or Gordon @KC this week?
    and
    Do you think Case Keenum starts in week 9?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gordon and yes I do

  72. J-FOH says:
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    I have a bye week one for you, I need to pick two of these four to play this week at the WR spot. This kind of WR depth is a little beyond my handcuffs. Riley Cooper, Jason Avant, Kenbrell Thompkins and Marvin Jones?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thompkins/Cooper

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: what do you think of Bostick over Cook, I’m thinkin of rolling the dice

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Go for it

  73. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    lost out on kerley and hillis for this week (kerley to replace m.williams), but I wasn’t going to waste a season long waiver (continual rolling list type, damn I hate those) claim on the upgrade from williams to kerley. I’m rolling tolbert out there this week along with p.thomas (terrible RB this week for me, due to byes and having just traded f-jax for a.brown (NYG) + dola), unless rankings tip me off to somebody else (ogbonnaya, probably not).
    It wouldn’t be hard to have RCL commissioners change the waiver type from
    continual rolling list
    to
    weekly based on standings
    there’s really only 2 types. I do get that it would have to be planned with a good amount of time in advance so as for everybody to know about it. I would think the majority of commissioners and members would prefer a waiver system that benefits the down on their luck teams first, as this promotes competitiveness.

    • Sky

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      It’s an all for 1 and we’re mid-season. Sorry, can’t set that for this year but for sure will keep in mind for next year. The big thing you have to realize is the more steps you add, the more likely people won’t set things correctly. Sad but true.

      The Ogre interests me this week as a flex play.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: yeah, you can’t change settings mid-season, wouldn’t be fair. and you’re right when there’s more variables, there’s more that could go wrong. i’m guessing ogre is ogbonnaya? i’m having to start one of these bums since I only have vereen/a.brown(NYG)/p.thomas/c.johnson(TEN)/martin(dropped), and i just grabbed tolbert to start this week. basically won’t be able to use a RB at flex until brown and/or vereen are back.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah Ogre is what you just said. I think Campbell will check down to him plenty

  74. Zandy says:
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    Sup sky! Steve smith in Revis island or Steve Johnson at NO or kenbrell in Miami? Std league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Smith

  75. Derrick says:
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    Cruz for Morris? Which side in a PPR?

  76. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Best option for rest of season in a PPR league?

    Law Firm, McGahee, Bolden or Tolbert

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Eh, McGahee but not extremely high on those guys ROS.

      • malamoney

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        @Sky: Yeah, neither am I, but I was gonna grab one and lest him fester on my bench. I was leaning Bolden or Tolbert.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. Bolden and Tolbert need injuries to enlarge their role, though. I can’t see when I’d start any of them and be confident in their touches.

  77. Shadow says:
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    Not needing to use any of these RB’s this week, just wondering if it’s worth picking up either Z. Stacey or C. Ivory in exchange for McGahee for ROS?

    Also wondering since I have Cameron and not the best matchup this week if I should instead play J. Reed and on my other team play Clay, Fauria or Celek instead of Cameron.
    Thanks for all your help and FYI, your D advice last week to use Carolina was Awesome advice!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Shadow: I wouldn’t want McGahee ROS if I have those other two as options.

      You can play Reed. I’d play Cameron in the other.

      Glad to hear it about Carolina!

  78. Radio Flyer says:
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    12-tm 0.5 PPR. Who would u flex this week: Roy Helu or Mike Wallace?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wallace

      • Radio Flyer says:
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        @Sky: What if Aqib Talib plays? I’m also nervous about Tannehill showing up on the injury report with a shoulder issue. Still take Wallace?

        • Sky

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          Starting WR vs backup RB…starter is gonna win out 9/10 times

  79. Derrick says:
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    In a PPR Fred Jackson for Nicks?

    Jackson right? Is it close?

    Thanks so much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s a needs call. I don’t think FJax holds this status all year and that CJ eventually gets healthy. Nicks just a question of whether or not he gets his head in the game. I think i’d rather have Nicks there, honestly.

      • Derrick says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. I agree with you.

        Do you like Colston or Nicks better the rest of the way?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Colston

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Looks pretty dirty

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: we’ve hung together, you already know I like it dirty

  80. Zandy says:
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    What’s your view on Lamar miller Ros? Should I try to trade him? Do I pickup Daniel Thomas as a hedge? What’s your latest thinking? Thanks bud

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think Miami is having issues planning their offense appropriately and it’s not just Miller. I don’t want a part of that offense right now. It’s a mess. That said, I still like Miller and I’d hold unless a trade wow’ed me.

  81. Zandy says:
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    Witten and McGahee for McFadden? Std league and would use reed as my te going forward

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Too much in my book.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: send that for sjax? Instead

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: Even more too much…

  82. Cory says:
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    stevie or kenbrell ros?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stevie

  83. Aj says:
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    Would offering up Keenan Allen and Steven Jackson for McCoy reasonable? Also have Chris Johnson, Woodhead, Blackmon, Leveon Bell that I can offer up

  84. Mike says:
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    Chris Ivory ROS value… RB2?

  85. Lazarus says:
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    Lamar miller or Zachary Stacy for Ros? Non ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stacy. Known role always wins.

  86. Kevin says:
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    I’ve got
    Josh Gordon, Jordy, Alshon Jeffey, Decker, Brazill
    Reggie Bush, Ellington, Martin, Mike James, Mathews
    PPR
    Is Boldin and Woodhead for Mathews and Decker a good move?

    • Sky

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      I don’t like it, even for a PPR league.

  87. goodfold2 says:
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    in one of the league’s where i am streaming def both CAR and NE just got dropped. I’m guessing grabbing CAR or NE instead other streaming teams (DAL,MIA,PIT,CLE,NYJ) is a good idea? If so is CAR better than NE? NE has more fantasy pts.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like CAR this week. Defenses aren’t about points scored, they’re about matchups presented. I’m sure CAR isn’t that far down the list unless you have an interesting setup.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: no they’re quite high as well, that’s why i’m picking up one of them, unless exactly both teams above me in waiver grab them first by middle of night saturday-early sunday. i’ll set CAR first, then NE second.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. Yeah CAR should be good this week

  88. jason batteiger says:
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    gibson/v.brown/graham/kerley/lafell/wright ROS non-PPR. pick one. just dropped v.brown for wright. floor seems quite a bit higher. this is deep bench spot.

    • Sky

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      Yeah depends on needs. Like I said in the article, 4/55 to 6/70 almost weekly at this point with Wright. Deeper leagues, floor is pretty essential. Think you made the right choice

  89. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Amendola…Is he a WR1-2 when he gets back? Thinking of trading Ridley for Amendola.

    I have bush, morris, and dmc as other runners (expanded rosters so all 3 start) as well as ivory + vereen (ir’ed). WR I’m really shallow, with megatron, nicks(ugh), douglas, terrance williams, edelman for 3 starting spots (lost cobb and wayne).

    Team is struggling (3-4 with a guaranteed loss coming in week 9 as well with my byes hitting all at once) and I need the wr help to make a push. Thoughts? Thanks for your help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair. Amendola prolly a high end WR2 if he gets in rhythm w/Brady

      • Alky Sobrera says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks Sky. Appreciate the quick reply.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, glad to help

  90. Alky Sobrera says:
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    Oh, and it’s not a PPR (sad I know).

    Same league, another offer on the table is Cruz+Mathews for Vernon Davis+Ridley. Given my situation, do I take it? I have Orange Julius as well (I start both Davis and Thomas because there’s an additional W/T slot). Maybe sub in DMC for Ridley? Or Orange Julius for Davis?Desperation sucks, lol. Thanks again.

  91. tom cataldo says:
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    In a 12 team ppr keeper league, I’ve been offered Spiller, TY Hilton and K. Allen for VJax and Stacy.

    Should I take that deal?

    Thx.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t love that trade. If I needed depth at WR, I’d do it.

      • tom cataldo says:
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        @Sky:

        My other wrs are Nelson, Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon and Harvin.

        Does that change anything?

        Thx.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Doesn’t sound like that move helps you then. I’d hold.

          • tom cataldo says:
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            @Sky: thx@Sky: thx

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              no prob

  92. Kzing says:
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    For depth going in to later weeks…
    H. Douglas
    Edelman
    N. Washington

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Douglas

  93. Oppo Taco says:
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    trade james and rueben randle for Fred Jackson? .5 ppr
    qb brady
    wr tron
    wr dez
    rb forte
    rb l bell
    te jordan reed
    flex decker

    bench – james, randle, bryce brown, eli manning, hillis

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah

  94. Kzing says:
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    With Mendenhall out- hillis or Ellington for RB2

    I know it stinks…. It’s a bye against mid range opponent :}

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Ellington.

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