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For at least one night, Cutler was not the focus nor his offfensive lineman-slapping ways.  The Chicago Bears defense was front and center on this night, creating 5 turnovers and was leading their team in scoring up until the last major Bears drive of the night which, of course, was started by an interception.  Bears Offense 20, Bears Defense 14.  Overall, neither team ever really got going on offense and both teams were equally impressive defensively.  Scary thought?  If Bears don’t score two defensive TDs, maybe they only win 16-10 and are in danger of losing on a late fling down the field.  For Chicago Bears defensive owners, tonight was your night and I’m sure it won a few leagues in the bold and glorious come from behind fashion.  Overall, this game was over before the 4th quarter really got rolling.  Every twitter account with a #MNF after it told me what they were doing other than watching the game.  That’s what happens when inept offense meets strong defense, I guess.  Oh well, it’s their loss not to hear the golden voice of Jon Gruden!  In other fantasy football news…

Jay Cutler - Was a’ight with a bag of ‘eh’.  Don’t read too much into the end line.  Sure he had 2 TD passes on 275 passing yards but was involved with plenty of dead drives.  See lede paragraph for why he got not only the shot to get those numbers but why I’m not talking it up.  He’s still a bench QB or QB2 for most leagues, all depending on the matchup.  He’s still the guy that hung a 28.2k quarterback rating just two weeks ago in Green Bay.  That type of atrociousness can only happen once a season or if you’re Blaine Gabbert.  I have no reason to keep mentioning his name but I like to think myself a boxer and Gabbert is my punching bag.

Tony Romo - I think Tony needs to change his last name to ‘Oh No’.  Five interceptions.  True story, ‘Oh’ is Korean for the number 5 so my first line has a double meaning, which is usually my quota for providing meaning in a post.  Good night everybody!  Scary thing was he completed 72% of his passes on the night.  If you include the 5 interceptions, he completed over 80% of them.  Word on the sidelines was Romo threw a fit, but the Bears intercepted it.  To be fair to Romo, not all of those interceptions were all on him and he had some unhelping hands from some of his guys.  One of them popped Kevin Ogletree right in the hands.  Anyone remember that guy?  Yeah me either.  Hope you still have some FAAB left!  Bad nights happen, especially against good defenses but I’m sure the media will try and hype up a quarterback controversy for the next two weeks.  If you’re worried Kyle Orton will be starting for Dallas in two weeks, I have a bag cashews to share with you…cuz yer nuts!  Even Jerry Jones isn’t that crazy…actually don’t hold me to that.

Dez Bryant – There are Dez Bryant rules but something tells me they forgot rule number 72: run the right route.  Like I said, Romo still needs to take blame for some but Tillman’s pick 6 at least is partially to blame on Dez.  I’m sure his owners at the end of the night are still happy with 8 recs, 105 yards and a 2 point conversion but plays like that get you pushed down on the org chart in your QBs’ mind.  It’s a game of trust and I wouldn’t trust Dez with my mom…yeah, I went there.

Jason Witten - Welcome to the 2012 fantasy football season, Witten.  In an explosive fantasy scoregasm even the 40 Year Old Virgin would be jealous of, Jason went off for 112 on 13 receptions and scored a TD.  For those of you who started Dennis Pitta or Kyle Rudolph this week, you just got out-Witt-ed.  He was a top 10 TE coming into the season and still is.  I think Romo had a hard time seeing the forest through the Ogletree.  Hint, Jason was the forest in that analogy.  Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

Miles Austin - Is it just me, or am I listing a lot of fantasy worthy Dallas guys despite Romo’s poor line?  What a weird night.  When the game was still a game, Miles caught Romo’s lone TD pass on the night…well minus his two to the Bears of course.  I didn’t put Austin miles above (pun point!) Dez in my initial rankings but I did say I didn’t trust Bryant as much as I did Miles.  I think Miles stays in Romo’s circle of trust after tonight and might be in for a bigger role in future weeks.  I’m letting my little Nostradamus out for the night.  Thankfully, I’m at home; no indecent exposure charges there.

Brandon Marshall - You drafted him to do this: 7 rec for 138 yards and the late TD that put the game completely out of reach.  You probably also drafted him because he’s so quotable.  Two words: Popcorn Muscles.

Matt Forte - Finally returned to the lineup after missing the last two weeks and may have returned too early.  The Bears wisely held him to only 14 touches total on the night.  Here’s to hoping for Forte owners they’re smart about how they handle him the rest of the season.  Health is forever a risk at running back but it’s surely not a Forte of Matt’s to keep a clean bill of it.

DeMarco Murray - Was shut down on the ground by the Bears (11 carries for 24 yards) but surely surprised his owners with his involvement in the passing game (7 receptions for 57 yards).  People drafting Murray surely weren’t expecting a 50+ catch pace for the year but it’s exactly what they’re getting.  Sproles Schmoles, I got me ‘The Marco’!

  1. Jordan73 says:
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    Ugh, 4 weeks in, and this is already a lost season for me. Fantasy football is almost entirely luck-based. Drafted the best team I’ve had in 10 years of playing (core of Matty Ice, Roddy White, Arian Foster, and LeSean McCoy (don’t judge, it’s a 10-team auction league)), and so far I’ve naught to show for it. I’m averaging 147 points/week (second highest in the league), but my opponents are averaging 160 (the highest points against by far). Just damn frustrating.

    Sorry, just needed to vent a little.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I prefer points leagues, personally, for that reason alone. You only have 13 days out of the year to prove your team is the best. You could finish the year with the most points in the league and still miss the playoffs. Very frustrating.

  2. Its My Vick In a Box says:
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    Lovie Smith is the Dusty Baker of football. His top back in Forte has been limping around all night and he is willing to continue running him up the middle. I own Forte in one league and just traded him away in the other and this game makes me want to dump him all together as they will never let him be 100 percent healthy

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Agree…wonder where Lovie keeps his toothpicks? Can’t say I blame you. Chargers are actually being smart with Mathews and the Bears are being dumb with Forte. If he’s wrecked by week 10, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  3. CL says:
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    Keep rockin’ Celek (18 catches) or pick up Olsen (20 catches)? 1 pt PPR.

    2 game losing streak, sitting at 2-2 in one money league, and 3 game losing streak sitting at 1-3 in another money league. Oh, happy days!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d stay Celek. Gotta love the rough starts! Wait, no we don’t. I hate them.

  4. E says:
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    Cobb or Jones if Jennings is out (non ppr)?
    And for how much? 12 teams, $96 budget.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      $2 or $3.

      • E says:
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        @Sky, Cobb or Jones if you had to choose one?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cobb

  5. E says:
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    Pls rank these DEF for Week 5:

    PIT vs PHI
    CIN vs MIA
    STL vs ARI

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t really like any of them but: PIT/STL/CIN

  6. Salty Balty says:
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    I commented yesterday that I have both RG3 and P. Manning and I was going to trade Manning for R. Mathews. The owner backed out, but I was able to get another owner to trade me Miles Austin for Manning and D. Moore. Whad’ya think of the deal (PPR league)? We have short benches and Manning was doing me no good on the bench.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I like Miles this season. If you’re not using him, I think you got the better end of the trade.

  7. Martin says:
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    Which side would you take

    RG3/Antonio Brown Eli Manning/Mike Wallace

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, tough one. I do have RGIII as a sell, I just don’t know if that’s enough for him at this point. Overall I’d still want the Eli side ROS, though.

  8. smegma says:
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    Bye week forcing roster moves…need to drop 2 guys out of the following non-ppr 10 team league:

    Amendola, Deangelo Williams, D.Brown, N.Washington, Garcon

    Was going to drop Witten for his bye week but after last night that isn’t a good idea.

    Also, drop Wilson for Flacco or Dalton? Either worth top ww claim?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Washington is the only clear drop I see but I have a question: You listed 2 RB and 3 WR…what are you dropping them for? That’s typically a full skill position roster.

      Wilson as in Russell I assume? I’d want Flacco. Kinda surprised neither is owned already. If they’re not, I’d be hard-pressed to believe someone is going to use their waiver on them this week but that’s your call. I’d hold and wait for one to drop to me.

      • smegma says:
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        @Sky,

        Sorry for the confusion – we start 2 RB/3WR and the guys on the list are ones to consider dropping. My team:

        Stafford (Wilson)
        Richardson/law firm (Spiller, CJ1k, D.Williams, D.Brown)
        White/S.Smith/Amendola (Washington)
        Witten
        Janikowski
        IR: Garcon (healthy now)

        Stafford, Witten and Janikowski all have byes this week. Dropping Janikowski for another kicker; dropping Wilson for another QB; need to drop one guy to free up the IR spot and another guy to keep Witten. Basically I’d be dropping two guys to pickup a backup TE for one week.

        • smegma says:
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          @Sky,

          Could also try a 2 for one deal – think these offers are good?

          CJ1k and Washington for AJ Green
          law firm and Washington for Cruz

          Green/Cruz owner needs a RB for this week.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            That deal could work out really well for you. I’d try that first.

            If deal doesn’t go, you’re stuck making a bad drop to fill a roster spot this week. I’d probably go Washington and DeAngelo but I wouldn’t be happy about the second drop. Actually don’t mind Wilson’s matchup for this week but I’d be curious to know what other QB is out on the FA to replace him with.

  9. iMP says:
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    Hey Sky,
    Do you like JStew or Mendy ROS (PPR)? It is a battle between the guy we know is hurt and the guy who we don’t know is healthy.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, no kidding. PPR makes it interesting but Mendy will probably get the more consistent touches. If AP is any sign, Mendy might be huge come playoff time.

      • iMP says:
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        @Sky, Thanks. One more for you LMoore or DMoore in PPR, ROS?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          D. Moore for the simple reason of there not being as many people for Palmer to pass to.

  10. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    do you like Morris over Martin at this point. Blounts TD and Tampas abandoning of the run twice now make me want to try and get morris over martin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Two points on this for me. One, I still don’t trust Morris keeps the job ROS. I think Martin has the higher chance of that than he does. Secondly, Morris’ running was a direct correlation to the Skins up 21-3 at one point. That defense is a dam made of toothpicks trying to hold back the Mississippi River. I’d put his over/under for next week vs Atlanta at 60 yards and would take the under with no TDs.

      It’s against what the stats say, but I’d still lean Martin.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky, I can respect your logical ways, I’m sticking with martin

  11. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Good Afternoon Sky

    What do you think of this trade in a 12 teamer non ppr

    RG3/Antonio Brown for Matt Ryan/Reggie Wayne

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Howdy. I’d want the Ryan side.

  12. robert says:
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    Better deal: RG3 & Britt for Roethlisberger & James Jones
    RG3 & Britt for Romo & CJ Spiller

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the RGIII side on both.

  13. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    where is your IDP guy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s been a bit sporadic. I’ve had a post from him the last couple of weeks, though, typically on a Thursday or a Friday. If you type the word ‘Rugged’ in the search bar, his articles should pop up.

  14. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    mendenhall or morris ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ooooh, good one. Man, I just can’t stand PIT’s running game this year but I have a funny feeling Mendy is going to bring the most value come playoff time. It’s close, but I gotta go Mendy. Man, Shannahanigans better start soon or I’m going to start looking like a bigger idiot than I naturally do!

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky, My comments will keep you looking lesser idiot

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’ll take any help I can get. Thanks!

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