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To quote our magnificent G.O.B. Jr, in response to magic tricks, ‘Illusion…A trick is something a whore does for money…’. That pretty much sums up what must be happening in that Cincinnati Bengals backfield at this point.  It’s the only way I can sum up the lack of totes for our man Giovani Bernard over The Law Firm this year.  But of course, that’s why BJGE is slinging dirty tricks and we get left with the majestic that is Gio-B’s elusive (illusion = elusive, ok?  Get it?  No?  Meh to you too) running style for only 8 carries on that night.  But oh, what great carries they were.  Bernard finished the night with only 65 total yards – 38 on the ground and 27 via one catch – but he electrified his team and his fantasy owners, scoring 2 touchdowns in rout to a pretty damn good night for only having 9 total touches.  Is Gio that good?  Yes, yes he is.  Are the Bengals smart enough  to take advantage of that moving forward?  Sadly, I have my doubts.  For some strange reason, I keep hearing about these Cincy Cats being in Super Bowl contention this year and from watching the game tonight, I don’t get it.  Do they have the talent?  Sure.  But do they use their talent wisely?  Mmmmm, if the discrepancy between BJGE and Gio’s touches say anything, I’m gonna have to say our talented running back is caught up in a state of…Arrested Development?  Pinkie to mouth, mo’fo’s!  This team seems to be built to play it conservative and moving forward, as much as I like Gio-B, I can’t get behind him being anything more then a low-end flex moving forward this year.  I know, I’m heart-broken too but I don’t run the Bengals anymore then I do the Jets (#FreeIvory…#again).  This is a team that’s gonna Raconteur it’s way into the playoffs just like it did last year and Gio is gonna be hit and miss because of it, i.e. through no fault of his own.  I’m not saying Bernard is a 30 touches a night guy but 9?  Cincy?  Really?  Beads?  BEES?!?  Ok, Bengals, you keep starting BJGE, we’ll see who brings in more honey.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news from Monday Night Football…

Andy Dalton – The Red Rocket went 25/45 with 280 yards and a 6.2 y/a average with one touchdown and zero int.  See how boring that is to read?  That’s what its like to watch Andy.  He’s a dry Pinot Grigio which I thought was a derogatory term for a sober Italian until I met my wife.  Now I realize there’s no such thing as a dry Italian.  In all, I called him a boring QB2 coming into the season and tonight’s game just cements that.

Ben Roethlisberger – Mispelledberger looked as good as anyone could behind that line.  Ok, admittedly, he looked a bit better then most would.  Even Peyton would be dead at this point.  We might even need to check if Ben isn’t.  Even Keith Richards would question that.  I gave up on the Steelers offense after week 1 vs the Titans and I stand by that.  It doesn’t take one week to prove you’re a bad team but when you can’t score more then 10 at home…well, you’re either the Jags or you’re a struggling team and that’s what I see in Pittsburgh right now.  Sell all parts.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis – Here’s the funny thing about BJGE…ok, maybe only funny to me.  I’d get behind him if he played in Denver but in Cincy, he just doesn’t make sense.  Gaining 75 yards on 22 carries with that team is like gaining VIP passes to a Buckcherry concert.  It doesn’t take much to get in when your lead singer looks like Willam Dafoe’s OD’d son; lopsided boob job?  Don’t care, can’t see straight anyways.  BTW, general note to all the guys out there; sang along with ‘Crazy B@#%’ when it hit the radio in the car.  Wife actually thought it was funny.  Scored major house points.  Try it.

Emmanuel Sanders – Called him as a good pickup this Summer with my Emmanual Sanders Sleeper call.  Ooops, wrong year!  Well, pretty much same sitch.  Wallace is gone and Sanders has shined so far.  After a 5/78 night on 10 targets that almost netted a touchdown, Sanders has 12 rec and 135 yards on the year on 22 targets.  That’s a 96 rec, 1080 yard season with ZERO scores going right now.  Yeah, it’s Pittsville right now in Steeler-town.

Tyler Eifert – Still in a TE timeshare with Gresham but it’s looking like that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  After 66 yards on 3 catches on 5 targets, he came pretty close to matching Jermaine Gresham’s totals on the night (6/66 on 9 targets).  This is something dynasty and deep league owners will want to pay attention to moving forward.  Off-season talks were of Eifert being more the passing TE and Gresham working on his blocking.

Felix Jones – Had 37 yards on 10 carries.  Le’Veon Bell?  More like Selle’Veon Bell!  Seriously, if this Steelers team keeps going backwards any faster, it’ll actually reverse time and go back to working in Steel mills during the industrial revolution.  Child labor will become legal again and then they can start a HS running back.  Said running back will still only average 3.7 YPC and will die of the black lung.

A.J. Green – Fairly bottled up all night as the Steelers made it a focal point to shut him down to control the game.  The sad part is it almost worked.  Seriously, Cincy, you outscored the Titans by 4 points…and they played Pittsville on the road!   Bzzzz!  Yeah, I’m still thinking about bees…

Jericho Cotchery – I would just like to take a moment to point out the oldest wide out on the team got the hand off for the reverse.  Pittsville, you’re doing it wrong.

249 Responses

  1. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Hahaha I thought the same thing watching the Cotchery reverse. I’ll go out on a limb and say that Brown, Sanders or Wheaton would have been a better option. Also, I sang “Crazy Bitch” in the car with my girlfriend and actually lost points. I think it was because her 6 year old nephew was in the back seat. Head on a swivel guys, know your surroundings.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Truth! Haha

      • Harris says:
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        @Sky: For some reason the Jets used to give it to him on a reverse now and then. He wasn’t any faster 4 years ago.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s so Jets!

  2. Steelers offense= a sh*t-load of f*ck

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s dirt nasty

      • JashFath

        JashFath says:
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        @Sky: Like it was 1980

  3. RGIII
    Garcon
    Nicks
    Jim Graham
    Reg Bush
    Muscle Ham

    Backup RB: Le’Veon and Lamar Miller
    Backup WR: Josh Gordon and Alshon Jeffery
    Backup QB: Tony Romo

    What could I get for Le’Veon Bell and RGIII? I need a better QB. RGIII blows.

    • Alex says:
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      @James R:

      RG3 has lost games, but his statlines have been decent both weeks. Put up 23 this week, and he hasn’t even really started running yet. I’d expect a big return if I were moving him.

      That’s just me though, I’m starting Vick over him, so I can’t like him THAT much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not sure about what Bell will do unless the owner really needs an RB flier on the bench. Numbers for RG3 have been good. See if someone with another top 10 QB bites.

  4. Scott Steelers says:
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    You gotta work Charrith Cutestory into one of your titles. When Bateman made up that as his fake name I seriously spit everywhere. That name just sounds so damn funny to me. Ha

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha I’ll try. Hard to do though!

  5. Morgan says:
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    12 team non ppr league. Need to drop Ballard would you use a #2 waiver to pick up Starks?

    • @Morgan: After watching that whole game, I would. Starks looked great. Starks could be last-week’s Moreno, and cling to a significant role going forward.

  6. Pager24 says:
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    what the hell do i do with Britt? would you drop him for Royal, Marlon Brown, Aaron Dobson, or Kendall Wright?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown

  7. DDT says:
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    Sky,

    Need some advice on back-up RBs for the upcoming BYE weeks. Would you drop either Helu or Kendall Hunter for any one of the following: Woodhead, Snelling, A. Ellington, D. Brown, or Brandon Jacobs (ugghh!)?

    Scoring system is 1 pt. per 50 rush yards, 1 pt. per 10 rush attempts, 1 pt. per 50 receiving yards, and 1 pt. per 5 receiving attempts. We must start 3 RBs, so I figure the 1 pt. per 5 receiving attempts might make guys like Woodhead or Ellington more valuable than Hunter, who will only play if Gore breaks down.

    Help me Obi Wan Sky, you’re my only hope!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d pick up Woodhead and lose Helu. They don’t seem to want to use him in Wash. I’d hold on Hunter. Not trusting Gore, ROS.

  8. Eddie says:
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    Traded RGIII and Mendenhall for Brees and Pettigrew (as Grawnk insurance). My RB depth has taken a hit. Assuming Starks doesn’t fall to me, who are some guys to place a waiver claim on? 12 team std scoring, non keeper. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hard to say as I don’t know who’s out there. Not sure Pettigrew was all that huge of an insurance pickup, though. He’s been underwhelming since last year

      • Eddie says:
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        @Sky: Guys at the top of the rankings are Starks, Da’Rel Scott, Andre Ellington, Jason Snelling, Daniel Thomas. Todman is out there too, but we have a strict No Baguars policy on my roster.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! I wouldn’t waste a waiver pick on them but Ellington makes for an interesting bench guy and Snelling could be a pickup and play this week if the SJax rumors are true. Probably doesn’t carry the ball more then 10 times but it’ll be at the goal line if he does.

  9. Mark says:
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    I see Gio as a great play next week against GB. Theyll likely be behind and need to come out of their conservative cocoon. However, as a Gio owner would you try to sell high on him right now? If so what type of return would you want? I have a major need for a TE and could always use another RB. Or I could include him with a WR like Decker or Hartline for an upgrade.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If moving him improves your starting roster, go for it. Probably should wait one more week, though.

      • Mark says:
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        @Sky:

        If I included him with Decker, what would be fair value back in your eyes? And is Finley enough? Probably not, but I’m currently starting Winslow.

        On a related note, drop Winslow for Clay or Eifert?

        • Mark says:
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          @Mark:
          And you can add Fleener to that list of crappy possible adds.

  10. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Never fear, Bungles offense owners, the sieve that appears to be my Green Bay Packers is on slate so Green will probably go for 150-200yds and a deuce of TD’s while Dalton passes for 350yds untouched and a trio or so of TD’s. That is, unless we get Burnett and Heyward back and start to resemble the decent secondary we had a year or so ago anyway.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Really though, they should’ve and could’ve done more/better against the Steelers.

  11. Matticus says:
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    I’m in big need of RB help and Gio might not have a 2 TD game the rest of the year. Any thoughts on buy-low targets to use him as trade bait to get? I’m thinking Ridley, but any other thoughts on potential steals at this point?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Plenty of under performers out there right now. Can try for Ridley, though I’m not as big on him as others are. If check if the Bush owner is concerned. Or the SJax one.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Sky: Id be concerned if I was an SJax owner. Old slow and hurt again.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Says the guy who said ‘draft David Wilson over him’…you can keep touting but you haven’t brought your flaws to the table yet

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky: David Wilson aside You’re not giving me nothing? He already hurt again, underperforming and call me crazy I’d still rather have willy then SJax.

            • Matticus says:
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              @frankgrimes: I’m hoping you guys think this is a no-brainer, but the CJ?K owner is considering trading him to me for Gio and Miles Austin (non-ppr). Am I winning if I get CJ?K?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Matticus: I took Gio too soon in lots of drafts hoping to see more of what we saw last night. without seeing rest of your team I’d say no thanks.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              A bruised thigh isn’t a broken femur there. The thing is, you said ‘don’t draft SJax’. You drew the line and the stats so far haven’t backed up your statement. The lone guy you’ve actually said to draft over SJax from all I remember doesn’t even have 10 fantasy points to his name and could be out of a starting job when Andre Brown comes back. So if you want points, you have to realize your stance was a bit short-sighted in the first place. He’s scored 1 less point in PPR leagues then T-Rich. Again, it’s early and these things will have time to sort themselves out but I’m only sitting SJax if he’s hurt. When would you start David Wilson right now?

  12. Mark says:
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    Using razzball for 2 years now, first time ‘caller’
    Got drunk at the auction draft ended up with
    Brady
    Lynch
    Ben Tate
    Mike Wallace
    Tavon Austin
    Jimmy graham
    Tony G, yeah I know right?
    And a bunch of other meh wr’s Roberts, givens, hankerson

    Anyway got blown out week 1 and then crushed week 2 and now I have #1 waiver…..
    Do you waste it on a potential 1 week start for Starks as I clearly need rb help, trade tony g for Wilson or Ridley and pick up Eddie royal or trade jimmy graham for a stuff?
    The Wilson or Ridley trade is dependent on Vernon Davis health
    Thanks keep up the good work

    • @Mark: If your RB2 is Ben Tate, throw in the towel and sign up for AA.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @James R: or just wait under 4 weeks till foster gets completely messed up. I will be around for the next few weeks in case i’m wrong, but even more so in case i’m right.

      • btd says:
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        @James R: Mark’s not a quitter. Keep drinking Mark, keep drinking…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Trade for Wilson or Ridley with Gonzo. Pick up Royal for WR depth. Hold off on Starks

  13. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Would you change anything about these waiver bids?:

    Dropping Ravens D for $0 in order of priority: Vikes vs. Browns, Browns at Vikes, Bills at Jets, Steelers vs. Bears, Saints vs. Cards, Jets vs. Bills

    Dropping Dwyer: $20 James Starks, $19 Royal, $5 Bilal Powell, $4 Andre Ellington, $1 Woodhead

    • Operation Mindcrime says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime:

      Team is RG3, Trich, MJD, Lamar Miller, Demaryius, DJax, Jared Cook, Gio Bernard, Fred Jax, Bryce Brown, TY Hilton, Hartline

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Operation Mindcrime: With that squad I wouldn’t bid so much on these borderline guys. Id don’t think they are season changing grabs but that just me.. MJD does look like shit so far so I guess I could understand your worry. But if Miami pulls their head out of there ass and gives Lamar the damn ball more we would both be a lot happier!

        • Operation Mindcrime says:
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          @frankgrimes: I’d want Starks or Royal for potential trade value and/or keep them from opponents. Powell, Ellington, Woodhead as just overstock I guess, ex-service industry OCD coming out. Save the $20 or $19 on Starks/Royal?

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Operation Mindcrime: I don’t like to use my FAAB for that sort of thing its just a preference unless its on the cheap or I have extra bench room.

  14. Zeke says:
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    “Pittsville, you’re doing it wrong.” Sums it up perfectly. Why not give it to the youngest guy? Wheaton ran that play a gazillion times at OSU.

    Anyway, I’ve still got my #1 waiver claim burning a hole in my pocket. I get to keep it, if unused. Do you think it is worth it to spend it on Starks? I know there is no real news about Lacy’s status, but it did not seem like the Packers were too thrilled with him before he got hurt. Top RB’s on my roster are Morris, Spiller, D. Williams, F Jax, so I am not sure if I even need him. Do you think he has the opportunity to take the job and run? Thanks, Man.

    • Zeke says:
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      Sorry, 12 team points league. 20man rosters. Not much on the wire, most weeks.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Zeke: With those RB Id save it. I read that McCarthy planned to use all three RBs Sunday prolly BS but he said it. Id guess they play it safe with Lacy but Wash D stinks so far this year and Starks has never put it together for long stretches. In fact he is on my enemies list:

      Homer Simpson
      Ben Maller
      Yasiel Puig
      Eric Byrnes
      James Starks

      • Zeke says:
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        Ha! That’s quite the list. Do you hate fat Ben Maller, or skinny Ben Maller more?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Zeke: Ha it’s a partial list and I’d say skinny but I gots money he bloats up again at some point!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      GB unhappy with Lacy? That’s news to me…in either case, I’m not really buying into Starks right now. Redskins have been shredded on the ground and through the air the first two games. Think this was an outlier

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Zeke: @Sky: it didn’t say unhappy it said game plan was for all three RB to get work.

      • Zeke says:
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        I swear I read somewhere that McCarthy was griping about his effort in week 1, pass blocking, fumble, etc., but I can’t find it now, so it was probably a hallucination. I guess I could be holding on to the preseason chatter that he was out of shape……Either way, I’ve been burned by Starks before, so thanks for keeping it from happening again.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah I try and avoid GB RBs if I can help it. They’re usually underutilized.

          • Zeke says:
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            Yeah, that’s a good rule. First 100 yard game for an RB in a long, long time.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yup exactly

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky: Lacy prolly out til at least after GB bye(week 4)

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ah, thanks for the heads up.

  15. ManuteBologna says:
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    How much would you bid on these guys ($100 budget). First year doing FAAB and I’m clueless

    Starks
    Eddie Royal
    DeAndre Hopkins

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @ManuteBologna:
      Id go conservative but depends on your team needs and Lacys health.
      Starks $7 if lacy out long term $24
      Royal $6 let someone else pay more for hot start cuz he will fade
      Hopkins $11 biggest upside barring Lacy injury IMO

  16. fitz says:
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    I have Cook but Bennett is still available in a 12 man league. How much is a reasonable bid for him?
    I’d probably then try to trade one of them in a package deal for a RB

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @fitz:
      Bennett $4 I wouldn’t pick up some borderline TE trying for some shitty trade.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Was Bennett dropped after week 1? If he scored then and is still out there, I don’t think you have competition. Throw 5 out there, maybe 6 because everyone likes divisible by 5 numbers

      • fitz says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, he was dropped and somebody picked up Winslow. I didn’t realize Bennett was just a fluke? Rotoworld seemed to be hyping him calling him a must start TE1 so I figured he would have been worth a significant bid. Glad I asked you guys before, lol.

        I was actually going to try to trade Bennett or Cook to the team that had Winslow not realizing they just dropped Bennett last week! I’m a stupid noob. That is all.

  17. stumanji says:
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    Who’d want a bee as a gift?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well done

  18. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, so I know you told me to do this deal like a million times, but I don’t know if I can do it now after I completely dominated this past week and it looks like Garcon is a #1 WR.

    Get: Kaep/Givens
    Give: Romo/Garcon

    You said yesterday to do it, but it still feels like I’m busting up my WRs who are the best in the league (Green, Dez, Garcon as a starting corp) and that Romo and Wilson are probably good enough to cover not have Kaepernick but having a better group of WRs. With our bonuses, these WRs can easily score like a QB or RB. My team leaders from last week were Dez, Garcon, and Graham.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: oh, you said to not deal D.Wilson with Romo for Kaep but that looks prettier with my RBs being Gore, Forte, D.Rich, Moreno, Gio, and Wilson. Garcon just looks like a freak, and with WAS giving up points galore, they more they play from behind, the more RGIII has to pass.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t know what you want me to say, man. I’m not gonna change my mind. You do what you gotta do

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: just wanted some more discussion, that’s all. I know why you say to do it, I just feel like losing Garcon will be a bigger hit when Wilson and Romo can match Kaep in scoring, or at least not be too far off of him. Garcon looks like a legit monster. And while I want Kaepernick, I’m more ok with living without him on my team (guys like Bradford, Rivers, Flacco, Dalton, Cutler, etc. out on the wire). You can’t find shizz for WRs on the wire. Decent backups, yes, but not someone like Garcon.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Not trying to be rude but we had a discussion and I thought it showed where I stood fairly well. If you don’t like the trade, you don’t have to make it. No biggie.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: nah, definitely not rude at all. And I’m not trying to be an obnoxious prick constantly asking the same thing, so I understand.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, you’re totally not I promise! Just think this is one of those where you gotta choose the road you wanna go down. Good luck!

        • stumanji says:
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          @Wilsonian: I don’t think Garcon is the monster that you think he is. Maybe you could ask for a better WR back but it looks like you’re basically getting a QB1/WR3 for QB2/WR2. I would much rather trade Garcon than Wilson.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @stumanji: in our league, these are the scoring and bonuses that come into play:

            6 points per TD (rushing/receiving), 4 points per throwing TD, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing/250 yards passing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing/335 yards passing, 0.5 PPR

            Garcon has a great chance at blowing up at any given time. He had 35 points in our league last week. I don’t see the same for Givens. And I see Kaep as only marginally better than R.Wilson. I want Kaep, but feel that I would need something a little better than Givens.

            • Mark says:
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              @Wilsonian:

              I think what everyone is trying to say is that Garcon is more of a solid WR2 than a “beast” who’s going to get 35 points in your league every week. WAS has played 2 of the worst first half you’ll ever see and played against 2 high power offense/no defense teams. He’s not going to keep up the pace. I see where you might want more, but in my opinion (and apparently Sky’s) the difference between Garcon and Givens is less than you think.

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              @Wilsonian: Do it!

  19. supra says:
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    Sky, I was offered a trade for Lamar Miller in my 12-tm keeper. He is a 8th rd keeper for next year and my current FLEX. The guy badly needs a RB as he is starting Charles, K.Hunter, R.Randle right now. I am thinking of countering with Miller for Julio Jones (1st rd cost for ’14) or Milller/D.Thomas for Jones/L.Bell. Seems like a no-brainer at first, but does it weaken me too much in case of a RB injury?

    What are your thoughts on that based on my roster?
    QB – Brees
    WR – Bryant
    WR – Cruz
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Foster
    RB – Forte
    TE – Graham
    RB/WR – L.Miller
    BN – Witten
    BN – Tate
    BN – L.Moore
    BN – Dalton
    BN – M.Bush
    BN – Helu
    BN – Dan Thomas
    BN – Pead

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think in a keeper, I do the first trade if you can take the 1st round hit. Your WRs are beastly with that. Not really liking the second one.

      • supra says:
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        @Sky: Ok thanks. You wouldn’t throw in the handcuff Daniel Thomas to get and stash Le’Veon Bell for later in the season? Just thinking that Bell has smoother track to a starting spot once healthy…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @supra: missed which D. Thomas that was. Sure, go for it.

  20. Sportsman says:
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    Hey Sky, are you concerned about Demaryius Thomas with so many receiving options in Denver going forward? Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not. Just a so so week with Moreno scoring two unexpected TDs. It happens sometimes.

      • Sportsman says:
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        Thanks! Would you say the same about Marques Colston as well? Keep up the good work!

        • Sky

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          Thanks! Yeah, Colston is who he is: high end WR2 low end WR1

  21. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey sky can you please ranks this guys ROS in a .5 PPR. And are they partocularly close? Thanks
    David Wilson, knowshon Moreno, deangelo Williams, Chris ivory, leveon bell

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      Also marlon brown or rueben randle?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Still like Randle but Brown has path of least resistance to being consistent so Marlon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Switch Moreno for Williams and you have my rankings. First three their own tier by comparison right now. Then Ivory. Then Bell

  22. Dingbat says:
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    Guy in my 12-team PPR league has expressed interest in trading Givens for Jordan Cameron. We start WR, WR, TE, RB/WR, and WR/TE (among other spots). My WRs are Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Cecil Shorts, and Kendall Wright (Stephen Hill is also available), and I’ve got Graham, Cook, and Cameron as TEs. Is this trade worth doing?

    • Even though you don’t need Cam cuz ya got Graham, i’d try to get more for Cam. Your WR corp needs MAJOR help, bud.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      As much as I like Givens, I think I’d want more for Cam at this point.

  23. Greg says:
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    Sky, I took your advice and went with Doug Martin over AP with the #1 overall pick in my serpentine draft. I’m feeling pretty good about his week 2 performance in an offense that looks to be having both locker room and on field misfires. If you’ve commented on him in the past two weeks, I’ve missed it.

    • Sky

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      I haven’t really. He’s done fine, just hasn’t done anything spectacular yet to really talk up. He’s THE guy to own in that backfield, should be a top 5 guy moving forward. I’m not worried about the locker room stuff.

  24. Mitch says:
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    I was offered Ridley and bowe for David Wilson Edelman and Joique Bell. Thoughts?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Mitch: meh

  25. trick dad says:
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    got offered Vick and Lacy for my Romo and Mathews, accept?
    Non-ppr, plenty of backup QBs out there

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @trick dad: I think I’d jump on that if you’re not needing Lacy til least week 5.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      My concern right now is solely on Lacy losing his lead role when he comes back from the concussion. It’s a risky play. Who are your other RBs?

      • trick dad says:
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        @Sky: t-rich, forte, lamar miller at flex…mathews, bryce brown and leveon bell are on my bench.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @trick dad: Then I’m with Grimey on this one.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky: we agree on so many cept SJax ha
            btw SJax out 4 weeks point grimey

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, it’s true! Still, it’s a COULD BE on there and they said 2-4. Either way, I think if we’re gonna be down on SJax, we’re really down on the ATL groundgame as a whole. Entire team averaging less than 2 ypc minus the big 50 yard run. I’ll give you that point but…are you starting D-Wil this weekend even if he’s healthy?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Sky: In some cases you might have too start him depending on your RBs . I’ll admit I wouldn’t want to this week vs Car altho banged up is a tough D to run on.
                ATL run blocking hasnt been great thats for sure. Leaning towards Snelling as the pick up over Quizz as well.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Yeah, you see how David Wilson was running with the football Sunday? Like a mom trying to protect her baby running through a hoard of zombies. Wasn’t even looking up field, head down and holding onto that thing for dear life. Worried about long term effect on him mentally moreso then physical talent with him.

                  I say Snelling probably goes for 20-40 and a TD plunge this weekend. He’s definitely the guy I want but I’m not really going to run out and pick him up unless I’m desperate and have the roster space.

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    @Sky: agreed its too bad for wilson really. Giants must have known he fumbled in college so why be surprised when he does it now. Give him the damn ball and let the man work. Their not 0-2 cuz of him.

                    • Sky

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                      Completely agree. Now why don’t they bench Eli Manning after some of his god-awful interceptions? Silly old coot, Coughlin…in either case, if I don’t see something different this weekend, I’d officially be worried. The Giants really can’t afford to lose him mentally ROS.

  26. Dave says:
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    Hey sky I know it might be early for week 3 questions but I won’t have much internet the next 4 days so I’ll take any answers even if they’re tentative and you’ve hardly looked into it.

    Need to pick 3 of out of these its .5 PPR and one must be an RB out of – Boldin, Ridley, Kenbrell Thompkins, Daryl Rich, Deandre Hopkins, Tavon Austin, and Antonio Brown.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Agree with Grimey on this one.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: So Ridley, Tavon, are the first 2 but what if Vernon and Andre Johnson both play who do you like out of Boldin and Deandre?

        • Dave says:
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          @Dave: I meant what If Andre plays and Vernon doesn’t my bad then who.

          • Dave says:
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            @Dave: Because it seems like Andre will and Vernon might not.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            You play the guy that has the easiest chance at the most targets. Hopkins if AJ is out, Boldin if he’s not.

            • Dave says:
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              @Sky: Ok gotcha I’m pleasantly surprised Tavon might be a lock for a lot of targets for here on out (there were reports before that Givens would be way better) and thanks for the help!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Givens is still the WR1 in that offense but Tavon’s the slot receiver. He’ll get his; should still be useful in PPR, just don’t expect 2 TD games every week.

  27. Swagger Jackers says:
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    I’m 0-2 and have the first waiver pick. The two options that jump out are Bennett and Starks.

    It’s a shallow 10 team, 1 PPR and .5 PPC.

    Who’s worth the grab?

    I’m currently rolling with Cook at TE and S Jax, Ridley, Lamar, Vereen, Tate at RB.

  28. frankgrimes says:
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    Ridley
    Austin
    Hopkins if AJ is out
    Boldin if Vernon plays.

  29. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Hey Sky, who do u like ROS assuming they came back during the same week: E Lacy or L Bell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lacy

  30. tony G says:
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    In need of TE willing to trade hakeem nicks for the following TE
    Jason witten
    Or
    Julius Thomas
    Smart or not?

    Thanks in advance

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Who’s your current TE?

      • tony G says:
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        @Sky: Owen Daniels & my WR are
        Calvin Johnson
        Anquan boldin
        Hakeem nicks
        Julian edelman

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @tony G: I’d take Witten for his history of being consistent. Still don’t trust JT in at that level. Not a trade you have to do, though.

          • tony G says:
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            @Sky: OK thank you again

  31. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Have #1 waiver based on an underperforming team. It resets every week so might as well use the waiver position. The best players available are WR–Marlon Brown and Hopkins–but I don’t especially need a WR. Like you, I’m not big on Starks, but I could grab him and try to flip him (someone is shopping Jimmy Graham for a RB–maybe Starks + Witten gets it done?). As for RB stashes, Ellington and Pead are also there. We start 2 RB, 2 WR and a flex. My RB 3-5 are L. Miller, L. Bell and Ivory. My WR 3-5 are Edelman, Gordon and Randle. 0.5 PPR. What should my add/drop be?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Snelling also available, if S-Jax is going to miss time.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If it resets every week, grab Starks. He sounds like he’s gonna get the start this week. IDK if the Graham owner would accept that. I wouldn’t. You can drop Randle if he’s your WR5.

  32. Jon says:
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    Need help at TE and RB. Add Starks, Clay, Graham, Powell, Scott, Fleener or Walker over Davis, Ivory, Franklin, Thomas or Reece?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Starks over Franklin, Fleener over Davis.

  33. Matt P says:
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    Trade DeMarco for Welker? 12 team, ppr, 2 keepers (Martin & Spiller)

    DeMarco is in my flex spot, my WRs are weak (A. Brown, Givens, Boldin, Austin…), should I aim for better? I could try throwing in Austin to get Cobb or Cruz instead of Welker

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a huge DeMarco guy so I’d trade him. Try it straight up first. No chaser, try throwing in Austin.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oops, meant to say try for the big names first. Not Welker.

  34. Mitch says:
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    I have pierce so threw an offer of Wilson for rice out there. No harm in trying right?!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure

  35. Cheeeeeeeze says:
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    What do you think about offering the Butler for T-Rich right now? Might be a buy low deal…?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the T-Rich side.

  36. fitz says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    DeAngelo Williams/J. Cook/Tayvon Austin for Gronk/TY Hilton/LeShoure (throw in, drop)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The side where you have no reason to drop a player once you get them.

      • fitz says:
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        @Sky: That’s what I was hoping but he rejected it. I want Gronk!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @fitz: We all do! Wouldn’t overpay for it, though

  37. Zandy says:
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    Have to setup waivers for tonight, sounds like sjax is out 2-4 weeks, lacy out two weeks (one is a bye) and mjd is questionable. Who are the best Ros non ppr stashes? How would you prioritize?

    Starks, todman, forsett, Donald brown, jacquizz and Snelling
    Kendal hunter, Woodhead, bolden, Ellington,

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: hey sky – I know I got jbs view in the other post but wanted to get your view on this one too. Thanks man

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Zandy: I did reply, must not have taken. Weird.

        Starks/Bolden/Hunter/Ellington. Rest I’m pretty meh on.

        • Zandy says:
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          @Sky: thanks! Yea I saw it flash actually under jbs post but then I refreshed and it was gone….

          Curious what you think Eddie royal or cordarelle Patterson? Do you like cordarelle more with Matt cassell in at qb?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Not really. I’ll go with Eddie. Not buying him as a multi-TD guy but in PPR leagues, think he’s showing he’s their slot receiver down there. Has value.

            • Zandy says:
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              @Sky: thanks you’re the man. I’m middle of the lost for waiver position do you drop Woodhead for Snelling? Of course listing Ellington and Starks above but thinking process of elimination… I like the touches for Woodhead and him supplanting Ronnie brown was a good sign.

  38. Harris says:
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    I could use some help… Steven Jackson is one of my starting backs. My third back is Monte Ball who seems pretty useless this coming week. I have the number 3 pick in the FA draft. I’m guessing Starks goes first. The only RB’s that look remotely appealing are Woodhead and B.Powell. Should I use the 3rd pick on one of those two backs, or am I better off using it on E.Sanders or R.Woods and hoping to get one of them as a second choice. I don’t want to waste that 3rd pick on a guy I can get anytime.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They’re out there for a reason after two weeks. Don’t waste a waiver. Just pick up one or the other that’s left over. I’ll say Sanders/Powell/Woods/Woodhead

  39. rich says:
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    got steven jackson worried about the next couple weeks, pick up starks, pierce, ellington or snelling? thanks as always

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob! You have them ranked how I’d pick them up.

  40. Mike says:
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    0.5 PPR League. Who do I start in week 3?

    Dwayne Bowe @ PHI, Lamar Miller vs. ATL, Steve Smith vs. NYG or Josh Gordon @MIN? Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: David Wilson @ CAR is also an option but I think he has to hit the Bench until he performs…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’m not starting D-Wil until the Giants treat him like a starter.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough. Haven’t done any digging on the matchups yet but I’ll go Lamar. Hearing Jason Campbell is in this week for Browns. Frowny face.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Sky: Heres hoping Campbell has been working with the suspended Gordon last few weeks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ugh, yeah. Just when I thought the Browns were gonna surprise, that whole Weeden thing happens. I don’t think Campbell can throw it farther then 10 yards. T-Rich is probably getting a lot of touches on Sunday if he’s back there.

  41. the hungarian hippo says:
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    12 team .5 ppr league with a flex. Currently 1-1.

    QB: Brady, Bradford
    WR: Demaryius, Jordy, Shorts, Moore, Randle
    RB: Martin, Bush, Bradshaw, Moreno
    TE: Cook
    DEF: Dallas n St. Louis

    I think my team is solid, but I think I should try to trade (or at least float offers for) either Bradshaw or Moreno. I’m thinking either a top TE or a top 20ish WR. I like Moreno as a sell-high guy right now.

    Thoughts? Or should I hold?

    Thanks Sky

  42. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think the Browns starting Campbell does to Gordon in his first week back?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Wilsonian: I’m hoping it improves it. I thought Clev OLine was supposed to be good this year sheez.

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    Anyone who plays in IDP leagues know why Zach Brown for the Titans is now projected for ZERO points for this week and the rest of the season? I can’t find any news on him.

  44. Goose says:
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    Hey Sky – asked this of the Guru, curious your take as well…

    Would you drop Cutler for Alex Smith?

    They have pretty comparable total points so far, and just looking at who’s gonna be a nice upside-y back-up to run-heavy-offense-mired Russ Wilson.

    Their next five weeks:

    Cutler – @PIT, @DET, NO, NYG, @WAS
    Smith – @PHI, NYG, @TEN, OAK, HOU
    (Wilson – JAX, @HOU, @IND, TEN, @ARI)

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Goose: if this is a one QB league then just go for whatever match up looks best. Cutler for more upside Smith for less turnovers. It’s still early to tell but Cutty schedule looks less daunting.

  45. Ron says:
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    With S. Jax hurt which one player gets the call for my RB/WR Flex spot?

    Gio vs GB
    Mathews at TEN
    D. Rich at DAL
    Gordon at MIN
    M. Austin vs STL (I am starting Dez)
    Hartline vs. ATL
    M. Brown vs. HOU

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Ron: Gio for me. Gordon could surprise.

  46. dk says:
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    I give Bradshaw, Daryl Richardson & Greg Jennings, I get Fitz & David Wilson. I also have ‘Dola, T.Y., Stevie Johnson, Charles, Reg Bush, Ridley.

    Slam dunk right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t call that a slam dunk because of Wilson’s last two weeks but you’re getting the best player in the deal – Fitz – so I’d take it.

  47. exactly says:
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    In a .25/rec league, would you trade MJD/D. Richardson for Demarco and David Wilson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would.

      • exactly says:
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        @Sky: Nice, we’re in agreement.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Internet high five!

  48. Allan says:
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    Sky,
    Can’t believe I’m asking this but start Kaepernick or Bradford this week? Bradford has been pretty good so far and Kaepernick lost me my matchup in week 2. Espn projections say Bradford but I would rather see what you think. Thanks

    • the hungarian hippo says:
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      @Allan: Ditto for Brady vs Bradford… LOL

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I can’t think of one QB who has performed really well in Seattle over the last couple of years. It was just a bad matchup. Think you get a good bounceback game from him vs that horrible Colts defense. I’m still on the Kaep side there.

      • Allan says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky.

  49. Barbarian says:
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    Oh I did my homework in the preseason…….I sifted through pages and pages of “expert analysis” to prepare myself for the draft………..I changed my personal draft sheet at least a dozen times.

    Then I watched a few preseason games. The soon as I seen David Wilson and Gio Bernard completely blow up the game I put a huge star next to their names……….I was purely estatic when I left my draft with both players……I even chuckled when BGE was picked 3 rounds before I got Gio.

    I figured at the least I was holding 1 top five RB in next years draft.

    Now comes the season, and this <unt coach in NY is giving at the work to a guy who is best suited for dishwashing duty……..While the d0u<he coach in Cincy is giving all the work to a guy whose idea of a cut is something you do with scissors. These young backs can completely take over a game and all their fantasy owners know it!!!!!!!!!!! Forgive my rant, I'm just not very keen on the Brandon Jacobs owner pumping his chest towards me believing he is the savy fantasy player!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now I must pull my hair out each week deciding which moronic NFL coach will make me proud. Of, course I stated Wilson last week while Gio went off……..And of course I'll start Gio this week and David Wilson will probably get 1 carry for 80 yards and a TD………..Needless to say, F you Coughlin and that other guy for having the hindsite of magic 8 ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice rant. Trust me, I’m with you in spirit. Not even for fantasy, but these two coaches don’t seem very astute on how their team wins. Hint: it’s not because of your player selection, that’s for damn sure.

  50. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    1.12 team PPR (1 pt per) if my RB’s are martin/c.johnson/f.jax/p.thomas and we have a any non-QB flex with these WR’s m.williams/nicks/a.johnson/roberts/jennings (play 3 WR) and t-gonz/daniels at TE and the last waiver claim is P.Thomas droppable for any of starks/snelling/jacquizz? i’m thinking for starks might be good idea.
    2. luck @SF or bradford @DAL this week?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: 1. i have both the last waiver claim AND P.Thomas (he’d be the drop if any)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Same stance. Snelling/Rodgers very little fantasy value moving forward, IMHO.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. I’d drop PT for Starks but him only. Snelling is the GL back and Rodgers is pretty meh.

      2. Luck has earned my trust but they’re both high end QB2′s for me this week. Could go either way, I’d lean Luck for stability if I needed that.

  51. Zandy says:
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    thanks you’re the man. I’m middle of the lost for waiver position do you drop Woodhead for Snelling? Of course listing Ellington and Starks above but thinking process of elimination… I like the touches for Woodhead and him supplanting Ronnie brown was a good sign.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob. Woodhead’s value is really PPR-based, don’t really think he’s Mathews’ handcuff in a literal sense. That said, I trust him ROS more then Snelling so I’d hold.

  52. Nightpandas says:
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    10 team .5 ppr, when Gronk comes back I want to try and trade Cameron. What kind of rb do you think I could get? Maybe D Wilson? (His owner has Gates at TE)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      D Wil has been terrible, though. Think you should get someone who has shown they have value. Aim for a Lamar Miller type or maybe DeMarco?

  53. goodfold2 says:
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    So i lost by .7 pts, while having bullock miss 3 FG’s, and celek produce 0 pts. Even though Sanders (mine) did out produce a.j.green of my opp’s. Just one more sanders catch and I win that way too. Even have Rodgers in this league. still waiting for Gronk so should I dump Celek for
    rudolph vs CLE
    Clay vs ATL
    gresham or eifert vsGB?
    2.also should i drop Bullock for any of
    Hauschka/henery/crosby/novak/bironas/hartley.
    3.stick with CAR def vs NYG (likely not), or one of
    CLE @ MIN
    NYJ vs BUF
    BUF @NYJ
    SD @ TEN
    TEN vs SD
    thanks. need to shore up these problems. If Gronk plays I can turn that spot into backup QB or extra depth somewhere else.
    4. due to this being a PPR with full .1 pts per return yard league i’m guessing i should keep jacquizz (kick returns) over starks?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also have miller/vereen/sproles/tate/moreno/ in this league, can start 3 RB’s with flex spot per week

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @goodfold2: Pick up Rudolph

        It’s a kicker. Pick one up, preferably tied to a good offense. They don’t matter.

        NYJ by a hair over BUF

        Sure, hold onto Rodgers. Would like to get Starks if I could, though.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: ugly thing about starks is i have too good of RB’s already, and a lot of them. Also, it’ll take too long to find out about gronk to just throw away the 2nd TE spot. I only have the 6th waiver, i’m betting somebody would’ve beat me to him anyway.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, prolly.

  54. Jon says:
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    Which D/ST for Week 3?

    BUF, ATL, TEN, KC or CLE?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Matchups usually help, I don’t know them all off the top of my head. In a vaccuum, I’ll say BUF

      • Jon says:
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        @Sky: Sorry!

        Bills @ NYJ, Falcons @ MIA, Titans vs SD, Chiefs @ PHI, Browns @ MIN

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jon: based somewhat on my just earlier answer it’ll be BUF here, but i’d say CLE isn’t far off likely, unless he’s high on ATL. I could’ve had them too, but NYJ are also open in mine, but not yours.

          • Jon says:
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            @goodfold2: Jets are open in mine, too, actually…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Jon: go up one post and notice, other than ATL (who just let the STL Lams come most of the way back from a 24-3 deficit in just over a quarter, at home) me and you both have nearly the same DEF’s open. Sky told me NYJ.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No Bigs. Go Bills (or if Jets an option, Jets).

  55. Hans says:
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    Pick up Royal and drop Randle? Snelling for Helu? Also, my main question is that I was watching the Jets game this past week, specifically Ivory. He looked like he was running really well. Why are they stuck on Powell who is obviously a lesser talent? Why are they so hung up on a passing offense with Geno? Will they get their act together and go with Ivory more?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Hans: no doubt Snelling over Helu.

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: I could also drop Donald Brown instead of Helu if you think that is better.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Hans: sounds like deep league (at least 14 teamer). talentwise helu is a LOT better, but neither doing anything yet. I’d still drop Brown first.

        • Hans says:
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          @goodfold2: Thanks. Yea, it’s a 14 teamer.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Drop Helu/Brown for Snelling/Royal

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d drop Helu for Royal. Hold on Randle.

      The Jets are morons; they’re not hung up on their passing offense, they’re hung up on 3.5 YPC and don’t want to take chances. It’s why they suck even when they win.

  56. jason batteiger says:
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    non PPR where you can play either 2 receivers or 3 per week. No TE forced at all, up to 2 at most. If currently on roster are v.brown and clark (eck) which 4 are best ROS? can only get 2 but i’ll put in claims for all 4 in case i don’t get some.
    hill/m.brown/bennett/roberts/clay/streater/rudolph/myers (owner also has nicks, so safety if nicks gets hurt here)/moss/ginn/avant/
    2. owner also has mcgahee (thinking was he’d get picked up by NYG/NE/IND) but hasn’t happened yet. hold to see if IND gets him in next few days or grab p.thomas/powell/snelling? thinking thomas has better upside if injury hits, but currently powell’s doing better.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: 2. owner also has hillman (guessed at draft as to who was going to be starter at DEN) and mcgahee, seems likely 2 out of p.thomas/powell/snelling are better than those 2.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You’re confusing me. Owner is who? You? Are you trying to work a trade?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown/Bennett/Roberts/Rudolph

      Snelling

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: it’s my dad’s league. i’m helping, convincing him clark is NOT the way to go.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: got it for the receiver part, what about mcgahee and hillman (owned) vs thomas/powell/snelling/

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @goodfold2: Pick up Powell/Snelling

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          He’s living vicariously through him.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @goodfold2: what? Are you responding to Jason or asking a new question? This isn’t making any sense. If you have a question, please use one user name and make it clearer. At this point it’s a lot easier if you start over and state your question clearly.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: sorry, a different computer was used the first time. the receiver part was answered. thanks. also owned by this team are mcgahee and hillman. which 2, if any, should be picked up instead of those 2 out of powell/snelling/p.thomas?

  57. Scott says:
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    Got the #1 waiver wire pick in a 14 man nonppr competitive league. Do I sit tight or use it on Stark? 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex (RB/WR) lineup. Currently have D. Martin, Ray Rice, Giovani, Bryce Brown as RB. Also have Demaryius, Garcon, Miles, DeAndre as the WRs.

    Would I forgo using the waiver and start Gio as my RB2 and opt to use Miles of Hopkins as my flex?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      14 team, Starks makes a lot of sense as a pickup at this stage in the game. Pick him up if you have someone to drop for him. I’d start Starks since he’ll be the lead back.

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky. So Martin, Starks, Gio (Flex), Demariyus, Garcon, Cook (Cameron also on bench) as my lineup? Or should I put Miles instead as my flex. Love love Gio against GB. And Cook over Cameron since the Browns QB is in a flux.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yep, that makes sense.

          • Scott says:
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            @Sky: Who do you think will perform better for the season? T Rich or Ray Rice? Thinking of offloading Rice, Starks, and DeAndre for T Rich and Wilson. What dobyou think? The Browns O Line and QB flux has me worried though.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              T-Rich. Had him higher in my rankings; nothing has happened to change my mind on that. That said, I really don’t like that trade. Too much risk and you’re overpaying for two backs who’ve underperformed their draft position.

  58. L-Boogie says:
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    Don’t know football. Need help. Available defenses:

    Dal vs Rams
    Bill @ Jets
    Jets vs Bills
    Titans vs Chargers
    Chargers @ Titans
    Vikings vs Browns
    Giants @ Panthers

    I can sort of piece it together based on the answers above, but can you please rank top 3 for this week?

    Thanks dude.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jets/Bills/Dal

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: eh sky, i sometimes can fill in when 3 or more of us all ask the same DEF question in like 1.5 hours.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha that’s fine I just can’t tell what’s going on there. It looks like you’re talking to yourself.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: in that one string of mine it did. me and 2 others asked at least 6/7th of the same DEF this week question in different spots.

  59. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Sky: Not sure if you saw my question earlier:

    I’m 0-2 and have the first waiver pick. The two options that jump out are
    Bennett
    and
    Starks
    .

    It’s a shallow 10 team, 1 PPR and .5 PPC.

    Who’s worth the grab?

    I’m currently rolling with Cook at TE and S Jax,Ridley , Lamar, Vereen, Tate at RB.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I did miss this one. Grab Starks. Wouldn’t drop anyone from what you’re showing me for him, though.

  60. goodfold2 says:
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    Yes, in the same minute or so Gray and Kluber’s game deficits tied. big deal if you’re in a league with losses.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: that was simply posted on the wrong page.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Go home, goodfold2; you’re drunk. Ha!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: haven’t started drinking yet, just real tired. about to go to IN; will be up whole time. no chemical help to help me out either.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ah gotcha. There’s plenty of chemical help in IN for you. Prolly not the kind you’re thinking of, though…

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Sky: you talking factory smog?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Is that what the kinds call it nowadays?

                • goodfold2 says:
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                  @Sky: you may be talking about stuff we have way more of here in MO. Used to just be per capita more. I don’t like that stuff.

  61. Zandy says:
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    Marlon brown better than royal correct?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough call. Really liking the SD passing game. Think I have to say Royal at this point.

      • Zandy says:
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        Thanks ill adjust waiver as such

        Charles clay or corderelle non ppr? Ros

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Corderelle. zero upside in picking up Clay

  62. Zandy says:
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    I’m #5 on waiver priority. Am I going to be really pissed if I get Eddie royal and not Ellington by ranking them 2 and 3? (After Starks who I assume I don’t get but still pray for). I assume Ellington is more likely to fall than royal….

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ellington is just a sneaky bench pickup unless you’re in a deep league. He doesn’t have the starting nod in AZ.

  63. the imp says:
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    Hi Sky,
    In PPR would you rather have MBrown or Hopkins to start week 4 (baring a ‘dola miracle) and perhaps in place of Gordon week 3?
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t really reviewed the WR rankings/matchups yet. I’m thinking Hopkins over MBrown makes sense.

  64. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    somehow bennett is out on waivers. I’m rocking rudolph/eifert. next week likely eifert gets dropped for backup QB to sub for Rodgers (bye).12 team PPR with .05 pts per return yard. This week should I
    1. drop eifert only for bennett
    2. drop eifert for bennett (play him this week) AND drop rudolph for one of the better week 4 backups (rivers/smith)
    thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For now I’ll say option one and hold on option 2.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: neither was possible, probably 10 minutes or so after you wrote this, somebody’s higher waiver got bennett. I did get the NYJ def everywhere I tried, so there’s that.

  65. goodfold2 says:
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    in a 12 teamer PPR with full .1 pt per return yard with these RB/WR/TE i just got offered shorts for my moreno.
    sproles (punt and kick)/miller/tate/vereen IR/moreno/jacquizz (kick)
    cobb (supposed to be punt and kick, just punt so far)/sanders/m.brown (used to be jacoby, will be again when he nears health, as he does both punt and kick)/jennings
    gronk/assorted backup till he’s back.

    opp has
    r.bush/forte/ball/pead (so obv he wants moreno to shore up DEN backfield)
    colston/edelman/hilton/roberts/m.floyd (ARI)/shorts.

    If Vereen were healthy or only going to miss a few weeks i’d probably do this, but now not only do I not have the depth to do this, I don’t think i need to either. we only need 2 WR’s per week with the flex being a RB if I want. Jax offense seems too terrible to do this as well. Preseason I surely would have done this though. Should I politely refuse, or ask for Hilton?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m not seeing a good reason to do this. Moreno’s producing right now as the lead back in Denver which means he’s not in line to lose his job any time soon. Don’t hate Cecil or TY but I don’t see a good reason to trade Moreno for them at this time.

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