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Ah yes, so we meet again… wait, did we actually formally meet? I mean, technically we’re meeting again, we’ve done this before… but did we really meet? Of course I’m an existential crisis waiting to happen, but that’s only because clinical depression requires so much work. I mean, I’d rather jog than emo, ya know? But back to where we started, this is your (and “our” I suppose) official 2017 Razzball Picks. Or selections. Or whatever nomenclature you prefer. I guess whatever it takes for me not to force you to read word “nomenclature” over and over again. We do this because, frankly, we just can’t write about everyone and everything that we love or hate. I mean, we’re talking about 1,696 players here. And so this is the quick and easy “viewer-friendly” version that allows you to quickly see our likes/dislikes/predictions for all of you to promptly point and giggle at…

National League Football Picks

Writer Surprise Playoff Team Surprise Letdown Team AFCCG NFCCG Super Bowl SB Champions
BenK Titans Raiders Patriots-
Steelers
Packers-
Falcons
Patriots-
Packers
Packers
EvFWFB Buccaneers Raiders Patriots-
Steelers
Packers-
Seahawks
Patriots-
Seahawks
Seahawks
jay Browns Packers Patriots-
Titans
Seahawks-
Buccaneers
Titans-
Buccaneers
Titans
Kerry_Klug Buccaneers Falcons Patriots-
Steelers
Packers-
Cardinals
Patriots-
Packers
Packers
malamoney Buccaneers Falcons Patriots-
Titans
Packers-
Cardinals
Patriots-
Packers
Packers
mikeMaher Eagles Cowboys Patriots-
Chiefs
Packers-
Falcons
Patriots-
Falcons
Patriots
PhilOPS Titans Falcons Patriots-
Raiders
Cowboys-
Packers
Cowboys-
Raiders
Raiders
RandyLeahyFF Dolphins Cowboys Patriots-
Chiefs
Packers-
Seahawks
Patriots-
Seahawks
Patriots
Razzball_MB Chargers Cowboys Patriots-
Texans
Seahawks-
Buccaneers
Texans-
Seahawks
Seahawks
razzball_zach Chargers Falcons Patriots-
Raiders
Seahawks-
Packers
Patriots-
Packers
Patriots
Reidkash Titans Raiders Patriots-
Steelers
Seahawks-
Packers
Patriots-
Seahawks
Seahawks
Soxfan012 Eagles Falcons Patriots-
Steelers
Packers-
Seahawks
Patriots-
Packers
Patriots
Stan_Son Eagles Cowboys Patriots-
Titans
Seahawks-
Giants
Patriots-
Seahawks
Seahawks
UncleDaddyTehol Jaguars Giants Steelers-
Patriots
Seahawks-
Panthers
Steelers-
Seahawks
Seahawks

 

Fantasy Football Picks

Writer MVP Sleeper Bust Infatuation Come Back ROY
BenK Melvin Gordon Isaiah Crowell Drew Brees Ty Montgomery JJ Watt Myles Garrett
EvFWFB Mike Evans Ted Ginn Jr. Jordan Howard Ameer Abdullah Keenan Allen Dalvin Cook
jay Tom Brady Jamaal Williams Isaiah Crowell Philip Rivers Keenan Allen Leonard Fournette
Kerry_Klug Aaron Rodgers Wendell Smallwood Russell Wilson Rishard Matthews Todd Gurley Deshaun Watson
malamoney Aaron Rodgers Bilal Powell TY Hilton Tom Brady Keenan Allen Kareem Hunt
mikeMaher Tom Brady DeVante Parker Dak Prescott Brandin Cooks Marshawn Lynch Leonard Fournette
PhilOPS David Johnson Derrick Henry LeSean McCoy Dez Bryant Keenan Allen Dalvin Cook
RandyLeahyFF Le’Veon Bell Chris Hogan LeSean McCoy Michael Thomas DeAndre Hopkins Kareem Hunt
Razzball_MB David Johnson Kevin White Leonard Fournette Martavis Bryant Doug Martin Kenneth Galloway
razzball_zach Thomas Brady Jonathan Stewart Marshawn Lynch Redskin’s Offense DeAndre Hopkins Deshaun Watson
Reidkash Russell Wilson D’Onta Foreman Odell Beckham Jr Kareem Hunt Keenan Allen Zay Jones
Soxfan012 Tom Brady Bilal Powell Odell Beckham Jr Tom Brady Doug Martin Dalvin Cook
Stan_Son Russell Wilson Sam Bradford LeSean McCoy Stefon Diggs Martavis Bryant Deshone Kizer
UncleDaddyTehol Cam Newton Randall Cobb DeMarco Murray Domonic Brown Martavis Bryant Dalvin Cook

Most Valuable Fantasy Player (MVP)

This is where things get sticky. (That’s what she said.) Technically, this could be the best player overall… but the key word here is value. You know this because I underlined it. While the vanilla pick of Antonio Brown could still technically be the most valuable player at the end of the year, there’s still enough room in the definition to allow the possibility that JaMarcus Russell will come out of retirement (or from whatever all-you-can-eat restaurant of choice is), throw 30 touchdowns and over 3,000 yards. Seeing as his ownership rate historically always stood in the nothing-to-negative digits and still would upon his triumphant return, and someone like Brown is gone by the third or fourth overall pick in any normal draft, a performance like that would be the most valuable in the history of mankind. And probably destroy the universe as we know it.

Break Out Player of The Year (Sleeper)

You might think we’re describing someone who breaks through walls and then falls asleep really fast. Which seems weird. So I wouldn’t really put it past us… To limit the confusion, I’d better point out that these are our potential break out candidates that you should be grabbing long and grabbing hard.

Most Overrated Player of The Year (Bust)

These are the guys being held on a pedestals, who will, in return for all your worship and sacrifice, ruin everything thing you hold dear. See: 2014, Ball, Montee. Or 2015, Lacy, Eddie. Or Sammy Watkins entire career. Take heed Razzballers, avoid these guys at all costs.

I Think I Love You, So What Am I So Afraid Of? (Infatuation)

Yep, we all have one. Find out which player your Razzball writer has an undying love for, despite any rational reason or purpose.

Come Back Player of the Year (Come Back)

Again, pretty easy to figure out what this one means. Unless you’re Tiki Barber. BUUUUURN.

Rookie of the Year (RoY)

Sorta self-explanatory, but with the added notion that value plays a part here. It’s easy to pick Kareem Hunt, but you’re drafting him pretty high regardless. What happens if Cooper Kupp goes HAM? YOU STAY AWAY JAMARCUS, THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS. I’m just saying, there are Rookie of the Year’s, and then there are Rookie of the Year’s that help win you a championship by simply being awesome AND cheap. (Did I already use a “yo momma” joke? Doesn’t matter. Insert one here.)

 

 

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  1. Lubey says:
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    14 team 0.5 ppr
    Start qb 2rb 2wr 1te 2flex(rbwrte)
    5 bench

    Qb-Wilson
    Rb-Mccoy, elliot, cook, cj anderson, proise, JWilliams
    Wr-hill, cdavis, jbrown, Mlee, kwright
    Te-graham

    Thoughts on this trade
    McCoy, Mlee and KWright for Powell Pryor and ZJones

    Thank you

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Lubey: I would hold there.

  2. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    You could probably get that same trade done by swapping McCoy out for CJ Anderson….if the team is desperate for a starting running back….or just Anderson for Pryor….my 2 cents..

    • Lubey says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Anderson for Pryor seems great, but I don’t see him accepting that trade at this point.

      I was also considering McCoy for Cooper and Hyde/Crowell

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Lubey: I’d still want McCoy there.

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Lubey: McCoy may be a popular bust candidate, but he is a rare unchallenged dominate RB1 and Elliot is gonna miss 6 games at some point. You can probably snag a decent WR3 after waivers if lee, wright or davis don’t pan out..but I think lee is underrated and John Brown could put up WR2 numbers…Just hard to let a top 5 RB go for less than a Top 8 WR

        • Lubey says:
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          @The Fantasy Dick: Thanks for the advice. I will hold for now

  3. Brian says:
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    I see the ranking but bro I am still torn between 2 Chris Hogan or Devonte Adams I got Brady so I do like the stack do you think the difference between the 2 is significant ? Thanks man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: If you have that stack, I’d roll with the Patriots duo, for sure.

  4. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Jay,

    Flex spot in a 12 team standard….Garcon, Gore, Hogan, or Maclin? I have Garcon plugged in right now, but Hogan is so tempting….

    thanks
    TFD

  5. The Shady KHunt says:
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    Jay,

    C. West on WW. Should I drop D Sproles for him?

    Thanks

  6. Mike says:
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    Your thoughts on the below:

    I trade brees/Antonio brown/gore for Evans/dalvin cook and Jeffery.

    I have no clue if the other owner would bite, but I think it’s even value wise. I’ve got dak that I could slide into QB. Gurly and Hyde are my current RBs and I’ve got cooks and Davonte Parker as my current WRS

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: I would hold.

  7. William Hung says:
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    How did nobody pick Younghoe Koo as sleeper of the year? Dude is going to ball out and bail the Chargers out of any drive that stalls at the 35 yard line… He won’t score fewer than 10 FPs per game. Book it.

    This is the Younghoe Koo hype train leaving the station.

    (God I hope he doesn’t go all Aguayo/Walsh on us)

  8. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    this better not hurt hunt’s playing time, i drafted that dude in LOTS of leagues, probably not as many as t.west but still a LOT, and i did it in no later than the early 4th round in any of them (admittedly these aren’t all 12 teamers, tons of deeper ones). do have candleabra west too as saftey net and spiller was just cut today (as if he mattered at all). just hope they don’t sign jon williams to steal this one.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Jay: a KC fan said he “needed to get that out of his head” as he was the “no fumble” guy in college. looks great since, i had no idea hill was that objectively fast, they claimed his 40 time in high school would’ve been 6th at olympics that year.

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Jay: gotta grow the braids out longer.

                  • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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                    @Jay: one money league, melgor (1st), hilton (2nd, back when it was only sorta stupid to think luck might play at near 80% level by week 2), cooks (3rd), hill (4th), hunt (5th, this was DAY of ware injury, so got lucky on price). that’s working out even with losing 3 TD’s from cooks pass inters.

  9. Todd the toad says:
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    So this game 1 is a fun way to start my 2017 fantasy lol!
    I benched alshon to start Chris hogan yiiikkkkes!!! Now you think that’s bad Kareem hunt is sitting on my bench w/ 42.5 pts all I can do is just laugh.

    Hogan was a last second impulse move I figured he’d be more involved ehh not exactly, not sure if Marcus peters was just that good at D or hogan just wasn’t in the pats plans tonight.

    For hunt Im liking what I’m seeing I know he’s on my bench but at least I have him

    Now I’m in an uphill battle only have 1.5 pts out of hogan who to start / better shot at better game alshon or Marshall?

    How do you like my team vs my opponent

    My team:

    QB: Palmer

    RB1: DJ
    RB2: Gordon

    WR1: martavis Bryant
    WR2: Marshall
    WR3: hogan

    Flex: mcaffery

    TE: hunter Henry

    Bills D

    Kicker: leaning either younghoe koo, kai forbath, McManus or wil lutz.

    ————-

    My opponent

    QB: brees

    RB1: Ingram
    RB2: Jonathan Stewart

    WR1: Cooks (9.5 pts)
    WR2: Cobb
    WR3: amendola (17 pts)

    TE: Rudolph

    Flex: thielen

    Giants D

    Kicker: gostkowski (9 pts)

    I’m currently down 35.5 to my 1.5 granted he has 3 guys going to my 1. He’s projected at 136.4, I’m projected at 133.1 that’s with no selected kicker

    Would it be too much of an impulse to drop hogan next week on waiver wire Wednesday? If mcaffery has a big game Sunday would you sell high any either for a top WR?

    lol it’s only game one of week 1 , i do have Parker & Winston returning next week that’s a plus!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Todd the toad: i was gonna say i wonder just how good his RB’s are to bench hunt here, and yep, keeper league with 2/3 of the top 3. although i certainly would’ve gone hunt over mccaffery, but don’t know what the weekly rankings said (i would think a pass catching back would be behind a starting RB though). hunt was somewhere in the RB 18ish in FP’s when you rule out anybody ranked lower than 30.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Todd the toad: Yeah, tough to swallow, but it won’t be the first nor the last time to happens to any of us. I’d hold on Hogan for now at least, since Amendola might be out Week 2. Also remember that the Eagles secondary is pretty questionable.

  10. fudgemybudge says:
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    14t half ppr
    Drop Burkhead for Dorsett or J Mathews?

  11. Chucky says:
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    Can you see both JJ Nelson and Taylor Gabriel getting looks/touches visa vie Tyreek Hill , Ty Montgomery as hybrid RB/WRs ? Seems like ‘hybrid back’ may be the new wave in the copycat NFL as it was with the Wildcat.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chucky: Eh, maybe a poor man’s version on both. Maybe more Gabriel than JJ, I think JJ is what he is.

  12. knucks says:
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    Hadn’t realized that points in RCL leagues are rounded down. No decimal points accrued? Also doesn’t seem like any of those leagues are actually 1/2 PPR. Sup wit dat?

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @knucks: earlier comishes (at least from how many comments i saw) had numerous issues with comishes not having put in the settings correctly. i’m serious when i say i’d do all of them for them for $10. it’s quite simple to do this, and CAN be fixed even at this point, so that’s good news. who am i kidding i’d do them for free. what’s better than smoke/liquor money than anonymously helping out razzballians (well at least $10 worth, hehe, if it paid well i’d probably scratch that)

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: i mean earlier leaguemates said that of comishes. there’s nothing particular to fantrax that doesn’t allow decimals at all.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, instructions were handed out, I’ll resend. The good thing about FanTrax is that all of this can be corrected quite easily.

      Keep me updated, and also be sure to reach out to your commishs as well. Thanks!

  13. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    12 team dynasty. half PPR, rushing yards worth twice as much as receiving
    QB (1) rodfather/wentz
    RB (1) howard/t.west/kelley/smallwood/jac rodgers
    WR (2) jeffrey/hopkins/hilton/m.thomas/thielen/m.williams (he can be IR stashed when he’s ruled out before the LAC game, so i can grab backflipper mcgee LAC kicker easily for this week later
    flex (RB/WR)
    flex (WR/TE)
    K ?
    DEF MIN
    hearing rumblings that rawls might just have that job now, drop jac rod for him?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: oh yeah and IR ware/meredith (5 IR slots). this is the draft where i didn’t wake up in time and would’ve had 2 out of perkins/hunt/t.west or maybe another rookie. but at the time ware wasn’t hurt yet, so while it’s very likely hunt is the guy i screwed myself out of i still got t.west (which i would’ve taken over perkins anyway) and smallwood/kelley/jac rod off FA anyway.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yeah, I’m totally fine with that. In a vacuum, I like Rawls a lot more.

  14. IV says:
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    No questions, just three comments:

    1) Your weekly rankings and draft rankings are awesome!

    2) Kareem Hunt running away with ROY right now.

    3) Lol @ Tehol’s infatuation. His love knows no bounds.

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