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Hunh? What’s that? Run for more than two yards? LOL.

It was reported some months back that Trent Richardson stated his top priority this off-season was was to learn the Colts’s offensive system. Ya think? Regardless, his results from last season were filed under ‘LOL’. Well, probably not for those who owned him. Then it was filed under ‘Florida’. But at this particular moment, it would be hard for me to really nitpick the projections and rankings going into 2013. He *was* supposed to be that good, and everyone thought so. Even our legendary Sky. I’d be remiss, though, not pointing out there’s audio out there of me stating that Richardson was the second coming of Mark Ingram. Nick the Podcast Radio Host will certainly back that one up. And trust me, I’m not here to say, “Hey, look at how awesome I am for calling Richardson’s season early on.” Because you already know that. But I bring it up because there are relevant question’s to ask based on that Mark Ingram comp– should we have seen this coming? Had he always been overrated? Is there a buy-low opportunity right now? And what should be the title of his sex tape?

As soon as Trent Richardson was traded, he was supposed to take the Indianapolis offense to the next level. The team still had weaknesses, but getting a primary-back was a large need, and they seemingly filled that need with a young power-back that wasn’t coming off a gaudy rookie season, but a strong first year that showed a lot of promise. Maybe Cleveland knew something that no else did? (Last time they had multiple draft picks, they took Brady Quinn with that extra 1st rounder. So… yeah… there’s that.) There were reports at the time that he was ‘high-maintenance’ and ‘insular’, which doesn’t really give us anything tangible. Anecdotally, just watching him on video last year, there wasn’t any explosiveness, and there certainly wasn’t any elusiveness. He basically did his best impersonation of Ray Rice by running two yards and then falling down. How much was this on the run-blocking? Football Outsiders had IND ranked 15th in that regard, good enough to land in the top-half-middlish-kind of-area. For context, Cleveland ranked 20th in Richardson’s first season. And, for even more context, STL was ranked just slightly ahead in the 12th slot, and that didn’t seem to affect Zac Stacy‘s breakout campaign one bit.

When trying to find out where things went wrong, you kinda have to ask how comfortable you are with advanced football stats. If you are, then there are numbers out there that say his 2012 campaign was actually worse than Shonn Greene and, believe it or not, Mark Ingram. But that’s the thing about football, most of everything, on a basic level, can be seen with a simple eye-test. In that regard, Trent Richardson was terrible this last season. If you try separating the variables to try and pinpoint a specific trouble spot, you’re left with the same answer. So what’s next?

In terms of a buy-low, yeah, that’s fine and all, but even where he’s being drafted right now (Yahoo — RB27, ESPN — RB21), that still feels too high. You could argue he’s underrated this pre-season, but I just don’t buy it. But I guess you knew that because I spoiled it in the title. Sorry! I realize it might be strange seeing a player with Richardson’s price tag still being overrated, but according to my rankings (RB42) and my projections (172 carries, 572 yards, 3 touchdowns and 42 receptions, 286 yards, 1 touchdown), he’s still being drafted way too high. Either that, or he set my cat on fire and this is the only way I can seek revenge. And seeing as how I’ve never had a cat, well, you know what’s up.

Yes, it seems that it would be hard to think he’s this terrible. With a capable offensive line and an above-average QB, it’s hard to imagine things getting much worse. But that’s not really saying much, is it? There are several other backs you can draft in that area, and don’t forget that Ahmad Bradshaw represents a very savvy option in the later rounds. In fact, here’s me quoting me:

“I don’t understand why everyone is so low on Bradshaw. Before he got injured, he was averaging 4.5 yards a carry and already had 7 receptions for 42 yards in just 3 games.”

I just don’t see a franchise back here in Richardson, but I think he can still be a useful cog in a committee approach, and while that’s valuable in the NFL, in fantasy, it puts him on the bench or waiver wire. Come Back Player of the Year? Haha, no, but that is a great title for his sex tape.

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  1. Kody Mcgregor says:
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    Agree with you 100 %

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Which means I agree with you 100%!

  2. happyharry1958 says:
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    Nice write-up as always!
    Help me cut this 12 team,auction, 3-yr.keeper team down to at least $150 salary. Franchise players that had to be dropped and will be available at auction are Peyton, Graham, Julio, Cam, AJ Green, RG3, Lynch, Morris, Cutler…with a few more to come with keeper deadline coming….??Drop al QB’s and shoot for Peyton or keep Wilson and shoot for Graham or Julio?? Need your advice – Thanks.
    QB – Kaep, 12
    QB – Wilson, 5
    QB – Locker, 1
    RB – Martin, 53
    RB – Gio, 3
    RB – Le’Veon, 3
    WR – Marshall, 36
    WR – VJax, 21
    WR – Nicks, 6
    TE – Housler. 1
    K – Hauschka, 1
    D – 49ers, 4
    WR – Shorts, 4

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @happyharry1958: Thanks!

      With this setup, I would keep Wilson and go for Graham.

      • happyharry1958 says:
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        Thanks for your prompt response…Yeah I was thinking target Graham too.But do I cut Martin at $53, roll with Gio and LeVeon then try to draft WR Julio and AJ?

        • happyharry1958 says:
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          start:
          1-QB, 2-RB, 3-WR

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @happyharry1958: I’d also try to trade for Kaep then . In a 1 QB league, I think Wilson and Locker can hold the fort down.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @happyharry1958: Oh, yeah, if we’re talking about your team as a whole, then year, Martin is droppable. I like him this season, but you could get him cheaper. And out of those two, I’d want Julio.

  3. Principal Blackman says:
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    The RCL sign-up sheet doesn’t seem to reflect this, but the league I’m in, Take on Jay(Wrong)#2, which drafts tonight at 10pm eastern, only has 11 teams. It looks like somebody dropped out of the league without saying anything.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Principal Blackman: Thanks for the heads up, I’ll update the sheet. And I doubt that spot will be open for long.

      • kevinmac says:
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        @Jay: amen

  4. Matt says:
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    First year in a league with IDP (start DB, DL, LB…Tackle Solo: 1 pt., Tackle Assist: 0.5 pt., Sack: 2 pt., Interception: 3 pt., Fumble Force: 2 pt., Fumble Recovery: 2 pt., Defensive TD: 6 pt., Safety: 2 pt., Pass Defended: 1 pt.)

    I see IDP rankings separately, but how do I rank them with the other positions? End of draft with kickers and where you’d normally team defenses?

    Apologies if it’s already on the site and I missed it. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matt: This is probably more of a Kevin question, I’ll make sure he weighs in on this.

    • Kevin Kumpf

      Kevin Kumpf says:
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      @Matt:

      In my experience, each draft is different for when IDPs start flying off the board. My typical strategy is to wait until my core offensive starting lineup is set before looking at IDPs, but I’ll reach for a top DL or LB that hasn’t been taken in the 6th-7th round if there is no one of offense that I’m excited about. You can usually wait on DBs until the end, and if you don’t get a top DL, I would wait on them as well.

      • Matt says:
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        That’s a big help. Should I draft more than one DL or LB? Thanks again.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Matt: that would depend on league parameters. LB score the most overall pts, simply from getting the most tackles, and probably the most fumbles. DE’s do better than DT.

  5. Ron says:
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    Jay, I must warn you ahead of time that you are about to enter a web of confusion….please bear (or bare) with me, whichever makes you more comfortable.

    Format: 12 team, 2 keeper, .5PPR
    Positions: QB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, WR/TE (only 1 RB required!)

    The players available: McCoy, Charles, AP, Megatron, Manning, Demaryius, Dez, Green, Graham, Rodgers, Marshall, Lynch etc.,

    My keepers are: Forte (cost 2nd round – #24 overall) and Stacy (cost 10th)
    My first 5 draft picks overall: #1, 25, 37, 60, 61

    Here is where the confusion begins for me, so I am going to lay it out in a series of questions to help me clarify this mess.

    1) Since we only start 1 RB and I am keeping two already should I still take Charles/AP/McCoy with the first pick and send Stacy to the bench? Is that considered a wasted pick if one of my first 3 players on my team can’t contribute?

    2) Does it make any sense to draft Calvin Johnson with the 1st pick and pair him with Forte and Stacy? Or is that too early to pass over those RB’s?

    3) Would you trade #1 and #37 FOR #8 and #17 knowing the caliber of player I could get at 8?

    4) Would you trade Forte, #24 and #25 FOR #2 and #47? This would give me picks 1, 2, 37, 47 and my 2 keepers would be Mathews (round 4) and Stacy (round 10).

    5) Lastly, would you trade #1 and #37 FOR #5 and #20? Is it a better value to move down early and up 17 later?

    Hopefully this is somewhat enjoyable for you to consider with all the options here. I really appreciate all the help.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron:

      1) Not necessarily. So much can happen during the season like injury, poor production, etc.

      2) Yes, yes it does, and I actually wouldn’t mind this.

      e) Eh, would rather have a top-5 guy.

      4) It’s okay. Based on your team, it could certainly work for you.

      5) I’m okay with it, #5 isn’t too far away from the prime guys.

      • Ron says:
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        @Jay: It sounds like you are most positive about taking Megatron #1 overall. Am I reading that vibe right?

        Here is a game of ‘who has the better roster’..
        Team A:
        QB: Stafford
        RB: Forte
        WR: Megatron
        WR: K. Allen/Wright
        WR/RB: Stacy
        WR/TE: Colston

        Team B:
        QB: Cutler
        RB: Forte
        WR: Wright
        WR: K. Allen
        WR/RB: Charles
        WR/TE: Colston
        *BN: Stacy

        Team C:
        QB: Cutler
        RB: Charles
        WR: Megatron
        WR: Fitz/Roddy
        WR/RB: Stacy
        WR/TE: Colston

        Would you want to ride into the season with team A, B or C?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          Leaning team C here. And yeah, Megatron cures a lot of ills.

          • Ron says:
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            @Jay: Is Megatron really that much better than Demaryius?

          • Ron says:
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            @Jay: @Ron: Lastly, here is option D. How does this compare to team C above?

            QB: Cutler
            RB: Mathews
            WR: Magatron
            WR: Demaryius
            WR/RB: Stacy
            WR/TE: Fitzgerald

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Ron: About even, but I gotta go with C. I think Charles and those combo come out slightly ahead of MegaThomas.

  6. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Apologies in advance for the long post. 10-tm dynasty, TD-heavy (non-PPR, no fractional pts, 6 pt pass TD, no yardage bonuses), 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, 1RB/WR. Here’s my roster:

    QB – Cutler, Ryan
    RB – Forte, Foster, Rice, Tate, L. Miller, Michael, Lattimore, L. Murray, Rainey
    WR – Dez, K. Allen, Roddy, Edelman
    TE – Graham, Pitta
    DST – SEA
    K – none

    I have 9th pick in each round of rookie/FA draft. This is our only chance for pickups prior to season starting. My first round pick will be best available. My last pick will be a K. If I want an early-season DST (SEA gets GB wk 1, DEN wk 3, and has a wk 4 bye), I’d have to do that in the draft too. A few questions:

    1) Do you agree the order of my drops should be Rainey, Murray, Lattimore, Edelman, Michael (not too keen to drop the latter two unless there’s great value early)?
    2) With Rice and Tate on my roster, do you think I should make an effort to roster Pierce and/or West, maybe even grabbing one with that #9 pick, or just stick with best available, even if it’s like Mike Evans or JFF?
    3) Speaking of which, if Manziel falls to 9, would you grab him even though I don’t really need a QB till week 9? Any of the other rookies you really like for dynasty?
    4) Should I pick up an early-season DST, or roll with SEA against GB in week 1?
    5) Which of these WR that may be available at my 2nd pick would you rather have than Edelman: Maclin, Britt, J. Hunter, M. Lee, Beckham, Wheaton, J. Matthews?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: 1) Drops are fine, though I might keep Edelman over Rice.
      2) Pierce isn’t very good.
      3) Just the usual names. Not quite sure on Manziel not. If you have the room, maybe. I’m probably not buying.
      4) I’d roll with SEA.
      5) Ehh, maybe Britt, that’s risky. Otherwise, you should be fine.

  7. Clint says:
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    I don’t know, Jay. I think a year in that offense is going to help a lot. We’ve seen other RB’s struggle getting used to it including Donald Brown who seemed to finally start looking good in it last year before leaving after several years in it & being labeled a bust himself. Edge is supposedly coaching him now and admitted it takes time to learn it & he thinks T-Rich will be ready this year.

    Then we also have the fact that T-Rich isn’t Ingram because he’s supposedly being given the mantle of lead RB whereas Ingram never really got the chance. Look what Lacy’s done with that opportunity in GB.

    Bradshaw is a threat, I’ll give you that, but we’ve seen what happens with neck injuries (David Wilson) if they aren’t fully fixed. Bradshaw himself had major injury issues in NY so I’d place a bet on T-Rich staying healthy & learning the offense as opposed to AB making it through the whole season healthy & leading the team in carries. Depending on who’s going 1st in ADP, T-Rich could still be the better bargain.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      You make very valid points. I’m just on the other side of the equation.

  8. Swaggerjackers says:
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    Richardson sucks.

    #FreeGuru

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: if you can’t find him (i’m guessing he’s not answering his phone or emails) what makes you guys so sure he’s not injured/in jail/dead? You didn’t say he wasn’t, but Grey said he wasn’t in one of those 3 situations when last spotted.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: you’re probably reading too much into it. But I can confirm what Grey stated.

  9. Nikkorespeto says:
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    Nice write up. I already have received a trade and am stuck on it. It’s my Alfred Morris and AJ Green (or Alshon) for this CJ81 and Trent. Thought?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’m okay with it, but only because of Megatron.

  10. Eric says:
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    Hi Jay,

    Just inherited a team in a new 2-keeper league I joined – 10-team, standard. Trying to get some input on which 2 I should keep. I’ve narrowed down my options:

    Cam
    DJax
    Zac Stacy
    Alshon Jeffery

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Eric: Stacy, Jeffery.

      • Eric says:
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        @Jay: That’s what I have locked in now, but Cam is teasing me! Thanks again

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Eric: No probs!

  11. Chris S says:
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    Rookie draft for our dynasty coming up this weekend. I have 4th pick in a 16 team league, so a couple quick questions…

    1. Assuming the first 3 go Watkins, Evans, Cooks, who’s your #4 pick?
    2. Got a name or two to target in our 2nd round at pick #20?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Either Hyde or Beckham… I’m leaning Hyde right now. Maybe Terrence West? Moncrief?

      • Chris S says:
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        @Jay: Sounds good, thanks!

    • Acid Head says:
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      @Chris S: I think in the 2nd round look for Kelvin Benjamin as a possible target if the guys Jay mentioned aren’t there still. He’s in a great situation in Carolina with basically no competition for targets besides Olsen, and the only knocks against him was his 40-time and he’s a little older (23). But I think he could surprise some people this year and he’s really being overlooked in dynasty drafts! Just thought I’d throw that out there..

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Acid Head: Very good point here.

  12. Acid Head says:
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    In a dynasty league (16-Team .5 PPR) I was offered this trade:

    Send: Julio Jones
    Receive: Deandre Hopkins/Kenny Stills

    Only reason I am considering this because obviously Julio is much more established and has much higher upside in terms of potentially able to be the #1 WR in the game (which he was thru 5 games last season before the injury) and he’s only 24, is the question about his foot. According to some medical experts it’s an injury that could be easily re-injured so there is a high chance of a recurrence this season. And in a dynasty league I can’t really afford to take the hit his value would take if he was to get injured again this season and miss a significant chunk of time. The owner also said he would be open to throwing in a draft pick for 2015 as well. What do you guys think about this situation? Adding the depth would be nice, but I’d have more of a 3 #2 WR core instead of the #1/#2 currently with Julio and Keenan Allen. I also have Marvin Jones, Robert Woods, Kenny Britt, Marquess Wilson (CHI).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Acid Head: Your reasoning is sound, and from that standpoint and format, I’d be looking to deal. But I think you could get a little bit more here. What kind of draft pick are we talking about? That could certainly make or break this deal.

      • Acid Head says:
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        @Jay: I was guna say a 1st or 2nd round pick, Julio has the potential to be the #1 WR so he can’t be cheap right? I think that would be reasonable..

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Acid Head: I agree. If it’s a first rounder, I’m okay with this deal.

  13. K_Rich_Bi*ch says:
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    Got a bit of a quandry here…10 team standard scoring but this is the 10th consecutive year of this league with all the same owners (we kind of know eachother by now) and everybody drafts above-average RB heavy. So this year I said f*** it and went Calvin, rodgers and traded my 6th and 7th round picks for the JIMMY (pronounced YIMMY – silent J). Pretty happy with it but I’m RB poor now (obviously) and ended up with a slew of 2nd stringers with high upside given an injury. All that being said, If you’ve got 5 roster spots for these 6 RBs, who would you drop?

    Khiry Robinson
    Shonn Greene
    Carlos Hyde
    Knile Davis
    Davonta Freeman
    Ahmad Bradshaw

    Probably not dropping Khiry or Greene but I figured I throw em in there for context. Lemme know Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @K_Rich_Bi*ch: You should be okay, I think at least two of them could emerge. Really digging Hyde and Bradshaw this season, could totally produce more than I have projected for them.

  14. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Jay,

    I have a keeper question for you… I can keep 2-4 players in my CBS League. The first two do not count against your draft picks, but taking a third keeper means I forfeit my first round pick and taking a fourth keeper forfeits my second round draft choice. So, who would you keep out of these guys? Need to keep at least two:

    -Drew Brees
    -AJ Green
    -Knowshon Moreno
    -Chris Johnson
    -Danny Amendola
    -Andre Ellington
    -Michael Floyd

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I would keep Green and Floyd based on those penalties.

  15. thesportsguy says:
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    Demarco Murray at 2.5 in a 14 teamer….non PPR…do I keep him or throw him back?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      That’s still good value, I’d keep.

  16. Ron says:
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    Jay, my main main man…I’m back and worse off than ever before. Just to recap:

    Format: 12 team, 2 keeper, .5PPR
    Positions: QB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, WR/TE (only 1 RB required!)

    The players available: McCoy, Charles, AP, Megatron, Manning, Demaryius, Dez, Green, Graham, Rodgers, Marshall, Lynch etc.,

    Potential keepers are: Garcon (cost 3rd), Fitzgerald (3rd), Roddy (3rd), Mathews (4th) Stacy (10th), Crabtree (12th)
    My first 5 draft picks overall: #1, 2, 37, 47, 50

    Here is where I need your help:
    1) Of the potential keepers which two players should I keep for the rounds listed?

    2) With picks 1 AND 2 overall, who would you draft based on the keepers you chose and players available?

    3) Should I trade #1 and #47 for #8 and #17 knowing I still have #2 overall ? If yes, who should I take at #1 and then at #8 to pair with my keepers?

    4) Am I getting on your nerves? Tell the truth…

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      1) Stacy and probably Crabtree now that I’m thinking about it.
      2) Charles, Megatron.
      3) I’d honestly want Charles. May answers may be changing a bit, but some of this is gut.
      4) Naw man, it’s what I do!

      • Ron says:
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        @Jay: Sorry to hear about the finger, prob a good idea to stay away from those crazy chicks. They be ready to slice a brother real quick!

        1) Why Crabtree over the others? Isn’t he hurting right now? I thought Matthews was your boy?

        3) Lets say that I take Charles #1 overall. Should I trade #2 overall and #47 for #8 and #17? If yes, who should I take then at #8 to pair with Charles and my keepers? Green, Dez, Graham?

        4) You do not endorse a Charles, McCoy pairing or Charles, AP pairing with first two picks?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          I kinda like that 12th round value. He’s already returned, but to limited practice. I think you get that #2, you have good enough top end talent not to make that trade. If you do, out of those three, I would probably go Graham.

          I was leaning towards diversification. I just like having Megatron.

  17. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… I’m in a 12 team, H2H PPR league with the normal Roster except 3 receivers instead of 2 plus a WR/RB/TE. Anyway I wanted your advise about my first couple picks. 1 – I used to always do RB, RB, WR but now with 3 receivers do you think I should go RB, WR then whatever?? 2 – If I can get Jimmy Graham in the 2nd round should I take him instead of a Receiver?? 3 – How far should I wait to get a QB since the Top tiers will be taken in the first couple rounds?? Thanks!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, just go best available at the third selection. But I’m okay with Graham there. At that point, I wouldn’t mind waiting on a value QB pick, like a Cutler, Rivers, Romo, etc.

  18. Its My Vick In A Box says:
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    Keepers are due tonight and I am in a keeper shituation…what are your thoughts on my last keeper in this 10 team, 1 PPR league with 3 WR, 2 RB and 1 Flex that allows us to keep 5.

    Current 4 Keepers :
    Andre Johnson
    Roddy White
    Keenan Allen
    Danny Woodhead

    Trying to decide the last one:
    RG3 : Like him but QB is sooo deep this year
    Fred Jackson – Old man but not really buy into Spiller and he still has RB2 value in a RB depleted league
    Jordan Reed : Can be a great tight end but so are many others
    Cecil Shorts- Always injured and think Lee takes over

    • Its My Vick In A Box says:
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      @Its My Vick In A Box:
      Scratch it all, was able to lock up Stacy for my 2nd round pick.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I wouldn’t mind keeping Jackson if there aren’t any RB options out there. Normally, I would have gone with RGIII.

  19. Furmanator says:
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    Drafting this weekend, 0.5 ppr, Forte or Shady?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Forte.

  20. Duke says:
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    Jay,

    I’m taking over a squad in a 12-team PPR can keep only 1 player. Who you keeping out of:
    AP – $60
    Demaryius – $46
    Gronk – $34
    D Murray – $27
    Antonio Brown – $6

    I’m thinking Brown is the obvious choice here for value…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Brown. That’s crazy value, yeah.

  21. Ron says:
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    Is Jay on vaca?…..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      My bad, sliced my finger last night, and typing is really, ugh, you know?

  22. Its My Vick In A Box says:
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    Jay,
    Just finished a non PPR standard 10 team league with 16 rounds, can you rate my draft? We start 1QB/2RB/2WR/1Flex/DST/K

    Had 1st draft slot and think I nailed it but 2nd opinions are always good.

    1 Adrian Peterson, Min RB
    20 Le’Veon Bell, Pit RB
    21 Julio Jones, Atl WR
    40 Andre Ellington, Ari RB
    41 Keenan Allen, SD WR
    60 Rashad Jennings, NYG RB
    61 Chris Johnson, NYJ RB
    80 Jeremy Maclin, Phi WR
    81 Tom Brady, NE QB
    100 Lamar Miller, Mia RB
    101 Emmanuel Sanders, Den WR
    120 Danny Amendola, NE WR
    121 Dennis Pitta, Bal TE
    140 Brian Hartline, Mia WR
    141 Patriots D/ST D/ST
    160 Alex Henery, Phi K

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Its My Vick In A Box:

      First five picks, awesome.

      I like Johnson there, Miller might have good value there, and like that Pitta selection. Overall a very good team.

      • Its My Vick In A Box says:
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        @Jay:
        Thanks…felt like I was getting RB heavy for awhile but remembered my last 3 years losing because all my backs seem to get injured.

  23. SMLV1 says:
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    Hey Jay, Do you like any of this list of WRs over Wright, Wayne, T. Williams or Bowe?

    J. Hunter
    Wheaton
    Hartline
    Stills
    J. Matthews
    D. Baldwin
    Britt
    K. Thompkins

    Standard redraft league

    Missed out on the Kelvin Benjamin bandwagon…Hope it wasn’t a mistake. Was hoping to see more of your updated ranks before adding him. :/

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @SMLV1: Not huge on Bowe, I might go Britt there, just to see if he’s figured things out. Benjamin could be something, but it’s hard for me to buy into rookie receivers making a substantial impact. For me, its the hardest position to learn next to QB for rookies.

  24. Derrick says:
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    Got a draft tonight (.8 PPR, 12-team, H2H, 2RB’s, 2WR’s and a flex) and you get to keep two players drafted past the 4th round. So my keepers are Doug Martin (lose a 6th) and Jordan Reed (lose my last pick).

    I am sitting at 3rd overall and I know the 1st pick is going to be McCoy. Small chance I get Charles, but probably looking at ADP, Forte or Mega. Who should I go with here? I think if I take Forte/ADP (I honestly don’t know which) it makes my draft straight forward. My obvious next three picks will be WR’s. If I take Mega there, it’s going to be tougher because guys like Gio, Stacy and guys drafted past the 4th last year are all gobbled up.

    Smart move is going with Charles obviously if he is there, or ADP/Forte, right? Then WR, WR, WR.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Derrick: With this format, I’m fine with all three. I’m leaning ADP here because I don’t think he’ll be a slouch in PPR this season. And yeah, I’d probably go WR/WR and then see what’s out there.

  25. goodfold2 says:
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    nick has actually gone back to calling it “razzball podcast” at the start of the radio on TV using a computer screen audio/visual show.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: It’s the long trip. He gets confused me thinks.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: i don’t mean he in his dialogue says that, i mean it’s in the jingle intro. he went back to the old one (not the whole song anymore though)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @goodfold2: Oh, I got you. Maybe he’s being sentimental.

  26. Public Enemy#1 says:
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    Jay: How would you rate these WR keeper values in a 15 team PPR format? We have $200 to spend in our draft:

    Antonio Brown $23
    CPatterson $6
    KAllen $1
    Michael Floyd $1

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I would go Allen, Floyd, Brown, Patterson… but to be honest, these are all great values, and the players are clumped really closely.

  27. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… Why you guys have AJ Green ranked 31, Do you know something I don’t??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: not a huge fan of Hue Jackson, and I think Dalton takes a step back in PA’s. That being said, he’s still a top-10 WR for me.

  28. Frank White says:
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    Is there a list of Overrated and Sleepers?? When I click on it, it just goes to a blog with just one sleeper. Thanks Buddy!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: must be broken, I’ll fix. Check out the draft kit.

  29. Derrick says:
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    Here are the results of the draft I posted about above. I’m not crazy about this team.

    .8PPR, 12-team, H2H, 2RB’s, 2WR’s and a flex and you get to keep two players drafted past the 4th round. So this looks a little weird because 24 players in this draft are off the board before it even started.

    I had the 3rd pick.

    Round 1: RB – Adrian Peterson
    Round 2: WR – Pierre Garcon
    Round 3: WR – Andre Johnson
    Round 4: WR – Kendall Wright
    Round 5: RB – Doug Martin (keeper)
    Round 6: WR – Julian Edelman
    Round 7: QB – Matt Ryan
    Round 8: RB – DeAngelo Williams
    Round 9: RB – Darren McFadden
    Round 10: WR – Reuben Randle
    Round 11: RB – Ahmad Bradshaw
    Round 12: RB – Jeremy Hill
    Round 13: QB – Eli Manning
    Round 14: TE – Jordan Reed (keeper)
    Round 15: WR – Tavon Austin

  30. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Just drafted my first team this season

    Standard 10

    QB – Luck
    WR – Julio
    WR – Allen
    WR – Crabtree
    RB – Forte
    RB – Stacy
    TE – Olsen
    K – Seattle kicker
    DEF – Cinn

    B – J Bell
    B – Woodead
    B – Wallace
    B – Wayne
    B – Streater
    B – Clay

    Only thing is I wish I drafted another RB. But I think I’m fine. Wire is there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I don’t see really any glaring weaknesses here. I like the bench a lot, and love the Forte/Stacy combo.

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