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Well, I’ll give Monday Night Football credit, I haven’t seen these two teams matched up against each other in a while. So there’s that. Will the MNF curse hold strong, give us either derp or a horse tranquilizer to the eyes? Well, the Giants are involved, so derp is a given, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Both these teams are riding surprising starts, a theme also echoed by ESPN, who also wrote that the Vikings hadn’t lost a game in eight months. It sounds like a lot when you realize that football just started a month ago. While the Eagles are probably the biggest surprised in the NFC East, I’d would agree that the Vikings have already blown my expectations away. They’ve beaten the Packers AND Panthers already on the arm of Sam Bradford and on the leg of not Adrian Peterson. What a weird time we live in…

 

Drinking Game

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Take one sip of your drink if…

Every time Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense.

Sam Bradford checks down. (Take baby sips.)

The Giants get into the redzone and end up settling for a field goal.

Sam Bradford completely whiffs on an open man.

Mike Zimmer looks totally confused about life.

Finish your drink if…

Chris Berman Berman’s all over the place.

Eliface happens.

There is any mention of Brett Favre.

If Mike Ditka is still alive.

 

Totally Legitimate Game Prediction

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New York Giants – 13 (The age Eli Manning will always look for the rest of his life.)

Minnesota Vikings – 23

 

 

  1. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Eagles or Rams d ros? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: I’d say the Rams. NP!

  2. Ian says:
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    Jay –

    I give Lacy and Jeffery for Christine Michael and Marvin Jones. 0.5 PPR. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ian: It’s fair, I’d probably do it.

  3. MJC says:
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    whats up! What do you think of Terrence west going forward? I keep hearing how much they like Dixon in Baltimore and wondering if I should try to sell high-ish after the 1 good game. Use him as a throw in a trade or hold? 12 team standard scoring I’m 1-3 need to shake it up.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I like him, but I would sell high now if you can pull it off.

  4. Allan says:
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    Jay
    Drop Tyrod for Wentz? 6 points per passing td.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: I’m fine with that, better weapons right now.

  5. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    14 team PPR have all of brown/diggs/parker/t.williams/woods/t.smith. drop t.smith for any of ris matthews, kerley, kearse, k.wright?

    2. standard dynasty, this roster:
    QB RW3 (bye next week)
    RB zeke/mel-gor/d-will/morris/booker/rawls (start 2, so looking ugly in upcoming bye weeks)
    WR DT/brown/hilton/m.thomas/t.smith (start 3)
    TE witten
    D SEA
    K bailey
    clearly t.smith is one of them, but who’s the other drop to replace SEA D/RW3 in week 5? it’s probably easiest to think rawls or booker, but these WR are in FA: sharpe/ris matthews/royal/woods/agholor/wheaton/boldin/kerley, so maybe it’s m.thomas?

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Jay: i’m guessing you mean hold m.thomas, drop booker with t.smith for D and QB in week 5, then in week 6 add woods over what used to be t.smith.

  6. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    oh yeah and on that “treadwell thinking too much stuff”
    i’d venture to bet that of all the people (assuming those with high skills in whatever field we are talking about) that have been said to “think too much” the rate at which those guys massively succeed at some point is quite high, like over 70%. would you rather have somebody like this or some idiot that takes 4 years to learn to run routes? (or never does, patterson cough cough)

    there’s another way that people can overthink (or overfeel) things, in a sense. i’m betting j.gordon is simply somebody who has some sort of anxiety issue and the only thing that’s ever worked for him is weed. i know people exactly like that (and of course there’s others in which weed only ups their anxiety levels/paranoia etc). it’s just like half baked says
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUPHlAbAf2I

    but for the NFL to ban him for going to rehab is pretty F’d up here. he wasn’t caught doing anything else just now (i think). more GODell draculonian b.s. (yes it’s a mix of being a vampire with draconian rules)

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Jay: umm, yeah.

        • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: the treadwell thing was just an update from last week when i posted about that.

            • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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              @Jay: yeah, hockey preseason draft time, i’m WAY behind on baseball posts, still from football.

                • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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                  @Jay: yeah, he’s best hockey guy i’ve seen here over about 4 years. esp his recaps, where he’ll actually say useful deep league stuff like “player x is an add now in 16 and ups or in hits/blocks leagues” etc

                  • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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                    @Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: i don’t mean more than 4 years ago that guy was better either, just that since i’ve been paying attention Viz is the best.

  7. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – 6.5 points to go… I need a Cruz TD and a few more receptions or Minny D to shut out the G-Men in the 2nd half and get a pick 6 or some sacks… I don’t think the G-Men are going to give the Minny D any chance of hitting Eli with how fast he is getting rid of the ball

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Eli trying his best to make that not happen.

  8. The Harrow says:
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    jebus, after yet another week of announcers sucking bradford’s dick for “being accurate” and “picking up a playbook quickly” right after this he:
    -throws a ball at rudolph’s shins at the distance of about 4 yards: “rudolph couldn’t hold onto it”
    -throws a ball about 5 feet over diggs’ head and he jumped pretty far up to only barely get his fingertips on it: “diggs couldn’t come down with it” and “ball just flew over him a little (as if the weather in a dome did it)”

    they should get these guys to do commentary on cop shootings, it’d be all: “that unarmed street denizen should’ve been more careful about falling into that policeman’s bullet at the speed that bullet somehow exited the policeman’s gun. the policeman is usually so accurate about assuming the person he shoots was in fact armed. i’m sure he was rightfully scared though, so all good. “

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Harrow: Hey, we’re lucky it’s not Wentz. That was incredible the things they were waxing poetic on.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Jay: yeah, this brings up what would be the most impressive invention ever, wherein certain exact sound wavelengths you could mute on your TV. find the sound, link it to the TV, and from that point forward that sound exactly (say somebody’s voice) would be muted. be better than curing cancer (and probably would prevent some of it)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @The Harrow: Noble Peace prize at least.

  9. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – Looking ahead to Week 5 – who are your top waiver pick ups? So far I’m thinking Robert Woods, Jeremy Kerley, and Brice Butler (dependent upon Dez’s injury)

    I have 2 or maybe 3 drops to make – Blake Bortles and Dwayne Washington for sure. I’m debating on Adam Humphries

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Woods, and yeah, Butler depending. I’m thinking about it too on Humphries, but at the very least, every owner that owned VJax should make that switch. (Not directing that to you.)

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: It’s official – I’m 1-3 while being top 5, maybe even top 3 (didn’t do that math yet) in points scored… lost as the 2nd highest scoring team as well.

        Playoffs start Week 13 – is really all I can do is let this team play out and pray? I’m already praying that Randall Cobb will turn things around. I actually read something that there’s a good chance Cobb is a contract year player and nothing else.

        Speaking of Cobb, if he gets fewer than 5 points against the Giants, is it time to cut bait and let him be someone else’s problem?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Yeah, you essentially have one month from this point to turn it around. You probably need to go 3-1, but 2-2 may get you close enough to make a run too. I would still hold on Cobb. He’s, at the very least, worth a bench spot in all formats.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: Damn, Fantasy Football is so frustrating. I thought I would turn it around this year, but it’s like last season playing out again…

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: You have a good team. Football schedule is truncated, but these things have a way of turning themselves around.

  10. northbynortwest says:
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    hey what say you to deal away:

    1)
    crowell ($4) / kenneth dixon ($1)/ devanta parker $6) FOR amari cooper ($40), thomas rawls, ($40) sterling shepard ($6) ?

    or, what about

    $4 crowell, $1 dixon, $6 john brown (looking good lately) for amari cooper, thomas rawls, sterling shepard

    a little background: I own christine michael and like the idea of handcuffing, and derek carr is my qb.. antonio brown and alshon (wtf) are my primary wr1 and wr2. I saw a report cutler might not get his job back, might be the end of alshon as a borderline wr1/2 and more of a low end wr2 IMO.

    thanks

    it’s a keeper league, prob wouldn’t keep any of the players involved on either side as it stands now, but you never know!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @northbynortwest: If that’s the case, I’d go for the Cooper, Rawls, Shepard combo.

      • northbynortwest says:
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        @Jay:

      • northbynortwest says:
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        @Jay:

        thanks for the fast reply… would you do both trades for cooper/rawls?

        are both trades equal, or out of devanta parker and john brown who would you rather keep on your team? i feel like the answer is john brown.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @northbynortwest: Yeah, I’d do both I think, but I’d rather keep Parker over Brown, but I’d say it’s generally close.

  11. randomq says:
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    hey random question, but is there a promo offer via razz ball for ticket events? wondering what it is… or do i have to go and listen to a podcast to get it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Oh, yeah, it’s Seatgeek, code: RAZZNFL. THat’ll give you 20 bucks off your tickets.

      • randomq says:
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        @Jay: hey thanks. not sure if i’ll use it but thought i remembered that from a podcast. Cap sensitive I assume?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @randomq: That’s actually a good question, I don’t know, but when they told me, they did cap it, so try that and let me know if it doesn’t work.

  12. Zandy says:
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    Looking fwd to week 5 with bye weeks, whose your pick to click in std (only need 1 but happy to hear your top 2 picks)
    Asiata vs Hou
    Rainey @ GB
    Thompson @ Bal
    Booker vs Atl
    McCluster @ Oakland

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Tonight? Hmm, probably Rainey and Asiata. Feels shaky though.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: pick for next week not tonight. Has free agent ramifications for tmw post waivers

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Zandy: Probably the same. I’d want McCluster if he would show me anything, but he made a really bad decision on ST the other day, that may affect how he’s used.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Jay: I thought tbenj was the one who messed up… Maybe I saw the wrong thing idk

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Zandy: He tried running out of the endzone costing like 15 yards on where the kneel down would have been. It was just really dumb.

              • Zandy says:
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                @Jay: oh oh gotcha. I was thinking when Travis could have fair caught a punt around the 20 and let it go and it ended up inside the 5

  13. whattodo says:
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    amari cooper for crowell?

    I have demeryius thomas and aj green at WR already, and right now lesean mccoy and terrence west are my best backs (doug martin hurt)

    make the trade? i have stefon diggs at wr too to lessen the blow, i need rb depth

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @whattodo: I think that’s fair, and with your RB situation, sounds fine. Have you tried to see if Gurley is available?

  14. Matthole says:
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    Hi, thanks in advance for your opinion

    12 team, .5ppr, 3 WR, 2RB+ flex

    1) offered Baldwin and Rivers for my Brees. My WRs are: AJ, Fitz, Snead, Moncrief then waiver wires. I’m still screwed this week for WR3 with Baldwin and Snead on bye, but nice long term. I also have Wentz and Flacco (Brees bye week alternates).

    2) my RBs: Jeremy Hill, Blount, CMike, Howard, CSims. I have been offered sterling shepard for Howard or Blount. I think I need to do one of these to fill in my weeks 5&9 WR bye week holes and for WR depth. He also has Crabtree but seems like it’s a bit late after last week’s 3td.

    Shepard may not be the best value as a return but as of now I’m looking at Amendola, Alghor, or Britt as Week 5 WR3. He can be a starter and allow me to compete in weeks 5&9 – while I’m likely to bench a RB anyway, which does me no good.

    Would you do the first option, second option and which RB? And why?

    Thanks again

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