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Ugh, I’m making the lead paragraph about Mark Sanchez. I know, blech.  I might as well have talked about Bob Dole here, it would’ve been just as exciting.  But the reality is, despite him not getting drafted even in 2QB leagues, Sanchez was set to be the starting quarterback for the Jets this year.  You see, Rex Ryan got this tattoo and…well, tattoos are forever.  Well, that and Geno Smith hasn’t exactly been awe-inspiring this preseason, as his 3rd game stats – 16/30 for 199 yards, 3 interceptions and 1 TD – show.  But something broke in Ryan’s head this weekend.  Maybe he thought it was week 9 and a must win situation.  Maybe he forgot to DVR Game Of Thrones and just had a moment of weakness.  Maybe he was wistfully thinking of his wife’s feet.  Whatever the reasoning, he felt the Jets just had to win their third preseason game of the year and he sent Sanchez out there to do it for them, even though Mark was not supposed to go out there for the third game.  Well the end result was pretty dramatic.  Sanchez hurt his shoulder in the 4th quarter of a game he shouldn’t have ever been involved in and the Jets now look set to be lead by a rookie QB to start the 2013 Fantasy Football season.  Is it better or worse, you ask?  I’ll say in some ways worse.  Look, he’s never been great but at least Sanchez is familiar with his team/offense.  Continuity is important, even when we’re talking about how terrible the continuity is.  In either sitch, it looks like Geno should start the year for the New York Jest while Rex goes and gets his teeth whitened or whatever it is he does when he pulls stunts like this.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news…ah shizz, I couldn’t let it slide.  There’s still time for you to start a Razzball Commenter League or sign up for one if there are spots available.  So go click on that link to find out why I keep pumping this whole deal to you every day.  Aren’t you at the least bit curious at this point?  No?  Well stay tuned for tomorrow’s then!  And now on with the show…

Rashard Mendenhall – Bruce Arians described Rashard’s knee as ‘loose’ when asked about it.  Well since it’s not his foot and he’s not Kevin Bacon, I’m gonna put this in the ‘that doesn’t sound good’ category.  For now, it’s being described as a mild sprain.  Just beware if his knee goes full Rashard.  Never go full Rashard.

Ryan Williams – Oddly, even with the knowledge of Mendenhall’s injury, Williams is on the trade block according to twitter sources.  That means either Ellington or Taylor will get the nod in the case of Mendy needing mending.  I’m leaning Stepfan there if you were wondering.  I have no doubt you were.

Markus Wheaton – On 8 targets, hauled in 3 receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.  With most likely out to start the year and with so-so history from Emmanuel and Antonio, it’s reasonable to dial up Markus in deeper leagues.  Kid’s looking NFL ready so far.  Unless you have a gluten allergy, see if Wheaton fits into your fantasy diet.

Christian Ponder – I know, I know, AP hasn’t been out there but cripes this guy looks terrible.  Just an FYI for those looking at getting something back from their Jennings/Patterson/Wright picks.  Might be a rough go from week to week.  There’s nothing golden about being on this Ponder.

Knowshon Moreno – Duh-duhn…duh-duhn…duh-duhn-duh-duhn-duh-duhn…DOODOOODOO!  Or however the Jaws theme is supposed to go.  Hillman fumbled again and the Broncos still can’t trust Ball in the pass pro.  Meanwhile, Moreno rushed for 33 yards on 5 carries to go with 42 yards on 3 receptions.  To Knowshon is not to love him, but if you’ve got the roster space for him, put him on your bench and see how it pans out while his ADP remains low.

Quinton Patton – Caught a touchdown pass from Kaepernick and then decided to do…this.  I’m not gonna call that a dance and the only one I know how to do is called the Macarena.  That says a lot.  What else says a lot?  Patton catching touchdowns from Kaep.  Late round lottery picks.  Take them.  They’re awesome.

Jared Cook – Had 4 receptions for 50 yards and a nice touchdown catch.  Remember when I put him in my Top 10 TEs for the year?  Remember when I defended him on the Revelation Sports Podcast?  You don’t?  Well that’s why I provided the links.  Go catch up!  There are a lot of threats in the passing game in Saint Louis this year and I just drafted Sam Bradford as my QB1 in a 2QB league.  Lord help me, I drank my own Kool-Aid but it’s clear that Cook has a good chance at performing up to what I’m calling him to be and maybe more.

Saint Louis Defense – I don’t normally highlight team defenses in posts.  I think the last time I did it, I was talking about the Broncos last year.  Anyone remember how they ended the year?  Oh, they were good?  Yeah, STL DEF is a reasonable defense to try your hand with to start the year.

Lamar Miller – Went for 35 yards on 8 carries.  The back whom Ireland says will split carries with him?  He went for 3 yards on 7 carries.  What’s his name?  You want to know his name after those stats, Imaginary Reader?  Humor me.  It’s Daniel Thomas.  What a bland name.  It fits his style of play so well, though.  Needless to say, the split carries fear should go away over time.  Take advantage in your drafts if they hold true.

David Wilson – Named the lead back in New York.  Derp, y’all!  We all knew this would be the case.  Still doesn’t mean Andre won’t get his touches at the GL and on some short yardage plays.  But when Wilson busts one for an 84 yard touchdown, how much will you care?  That’s a philosophical question.  Let it ruminate for a bit.

Michael Vick – More from the ‘yeah, we get it’ news is that Vick is the starter for Philly.  I had him in my sexy QB tier right outside of Romo and Manning.  This could be a huge year from Vick and he’s going cheap enough to find out in most leagues, especially if you dog it out on drafting a QB1.

Justin Blackmon – Had 4 rec and 50 yards on 7 targets.  Why do you care?  Because he’s suspended for 4 games to start the year and most likely will be drafted as a WR4 or maybe even 5 in some leagues.  There’s still value here even if Gabbert was named the starting QB.  !#@)$(#)@HB)#)…sorry, a cold shudder went through my body when I typed ‘Gabbert was named the starting QB’.

Mike Glennon – Went 3/9 for 44 yards and a touchdown.  Why am I talking about a backup QB?  Well I wouldn’t if the QB ahead of him were proving himself.  This is a situation to monitor, in my opinion.  I’m not telling you to jump on either but it might affect the value of the wide receivers and our Doug Martin this year.  Stay tuned/be fearful/don’t drink and drive.

Jake Locker – Has looked competent.  It’s hard typing that but it’s true.  I’m still not a believer nor a buyer but I’ll draft his WRs with a bit more ease because of it.

Ryan Mathews – Has looked more like Ryan 2011 then Ryan 2012 so far as he went for 57 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.  Yes, he fumbled.  Yes he did it on the goal line.  Yes, that’s bad.  But he’s still the lead back in that offense and his preseason has gone quite well.  I’ve given him a bit of a nudge in my tiers up to where I’d draft DMC.  That’s not a compliment but it’s an improvement.  When he develops a second ‘t’ for his last name, there’s no limit to how high I’d draft him.

Christine Michael – 11 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown.  All your dynasty leagues are belong to us.  Basically if Lynch goes down, I don’t see the ‘hawks missing a step this season.

Tony Moeaki – Had 1 catch for 24 yards.  Exciting!  Amazing!  Shut up about Moeaki, Sky!

87 Responses

  1. Blake says:
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    U think Moreno is for real?

    I have the following on my bench and would have to drop one of them for him

    G Jennigs
    P Thomas
    D Woodhead
    B hartline

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He wasn’t for real last year and still got the starting job. Think he just might fit the team the best, at least to start the year while Ball catches on. I’d hold and keep your ears peeled for any news.

  2. Edub says:
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    Best flier for my last bench spot in a deep PPR keeper league, Julius Thomas or Wheaton? I would be dropping Joseph Randle for either. Bennett is my starting TE and I have Eifert stashed but we can use TE for our 2 flex spots (currently occupied by B Tate and B Pierce). Kendall Wright is my WR3 until Josh Gordon is active.

    • hooverviille says:
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      @Edub: Christine Michael.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Even though I like him, I still think Julius is the 4th option in that offense. He won’t have a chance at big numbers/consistency, IMHO. Think Wheaton’s the flier there for me.

  3. Derrick says:
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    Potential trade and I would love to have your opinion.

    Here is my team in a 12-man .8 ppr league. We play 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 2 WR’s 1 flex, 1 TE, K, D…

    QB – Brees, Bradford
    RB – D. Martin, Ivory, P. Thomas, J. Stewart, Stacy
    WR – B. Marshall, Decker, Cruz, Hartline, Tate
    TE – Rudolph
    Def – Ravens

    As you can see, I am at kinda weak at RB, especially if Ivory ends up losing the job. I think I could move Brees for Russell Wilson and Steven Jackson. Is that something I should do? What are your overall thoughts on my team?

    Thanks so much.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not sure where that Ivory comment came from. There’s zero news on that front.

      Overall, it’s a good team but like you said, would be nice to have another starting RB. I’d take that trade but I’m higher on Wilson then others.

  4. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Alright its all done. Didnt go as planned but I like it. Whatcha think. 10 team. Keep in mind no flex. We start 3 WR
    QB-Kaepernick, Eli
    Rb-Morris, MJD, Ridley, Bradshaw
    WR-Cruz, Colston, A Johnson, JNelson, Thompkins, Sanu, Crabtree (just cause keeper. Will be 15th rd keep nexrt year and I will move him to IR once eligible)
    TE- Cook, B Myers
    K-Janokowski
    Def-Seattle

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are you required to draft a backup QB/TE? Probably wouldn’t do so unless I have to in a 10 teamer unless I was looking at it from a keeper perspective. Other then that, I like your team. Four starting RBs makes it easy to rotate on a weekly basis and your WR4 is Jordy…hard to beat that. Should be competitive.

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @Sky: nah we aren’t but I was just uncertain about cook so I took myers in the 15th. Figured I’d see how each TE clicks with new QB and choose by week 3. But I’m thinkin of putting in a waiver for Moreno with recent news of ball can’t protect and hillman can’t hold onto it. Do it right?

        • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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          @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: dropping eli. Cause I just realized the obly reason I got him was for kaeps bye but they have the same bye :-/ durrrr

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha, in regular leagues there’s zero reason to draft for a bye week. Just pluck someone from FA.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Go for it

  5. Big League Choo says:
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    I took over for a 12 team keeper 1 ppr this yr……..start 2 rbs, 3 wrs and no flex. I have brady at qb.

    rbs: MJD, Lacy, Vareen, Franklin, Michael
    wrs: Colston, Gordon, Hilton, Randle, Givens, Sanu
    TE: Gonzalez, Sudfeld

    I didnt expect to get brady for 21, it kinda threw me off a bit. I left too much money at the end after letting Ivory, Gronk, and decker slip by me. Do i have enough upside at skill positions? Would you rather have either keenan allen or markus wheaton than sanu or any of the wrs above?

    Thanks again for your time.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty shocking Brady went for that little. Good price. You have plenty of upside, RBs I worry a little about as only Vereen is a viable weekly starter in a PPR league if anyone goes down. Gonna need either Gordon or Hilton to step up to keep your WRs steady but I like your set as a whole. Looks like a good start to a keeper league to me.

  6. happyharry1958 says:
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    In my 10 team, Auction, PPR – QB’s were at a premium. I ended up with Kaepernick($12) and Wilson($5)….I only start one, what’s the best aproach for this situation and which one do you think will have a better year?…Also, rate my team, Thanks.
    QB – (start one) – Kaep,Wilson
    RB – (start two) – Martin,Rice,Bernard,L.Bell
    WR – (start three) – Marshall,V.Jax,Shorts,Nicks,Moore
    TE – (start one) – Graham,Housler
    Def – SF
    K – Dawson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ranked Wilson over Kaep in my rankings, so Wilson.

      Would prefer one more starter at RB; Bernard’s roster spot would’ve been someone with more of a role in their offense for me.

      Solid WR/TE set though since you have Graham, I’m not certain why you drafted Housler. Could’ve been another RB or WR unless you have roster restrictions.

      Needs both your starting RB to stay healthy to be competitive but it’s a talented team that should be good.

  7. Phoenix Rising says:
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    Sky, need a prospect to name for my team this year. Everyone from the NCAA is available. Who do you see coming out next year that has the most upside in 2014 fantasy? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Murph’s our dynasty guy. I’d hit him up in one of his Dynasty Rankings comments. I’d think Tajh Boyd would be a good one.

  8. Allen says:
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    SKY-

    Great stuff as always. I had my draft yesterday. I would love your opinion on my squad.
    12 team-standard-yahoo league

    I was picking out of the 7 spot

    QB- Colin Kaepernick
    RB- CJ Spiller
    RB- Reggie Bush
    WR- Dez Bryant
    WR- Antonio Brown
    WR- James Jones
    TE- Greg Olsen
    kicker and def- who cares

    Bench- Shane Vereen, Mike Williams, Owen Daniels, Michael Floyd, Bryce Brown, Knowshon Moreno

    I was shocked Spiller fell to me at 7 and I really like my WR depth. I guess I am a bit skeptical on Spiller now though with that horrific QB situaton right now. Manuel better get healthy fast.

    Matt Ryan went the pick before me before I took Kaepernick. I took Kaepernick over Brady, hope that wasnt a mistake.

    Thanks for your input man.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Still like Brady more then Kaep for stability purposes but QB’s deep; that move shouldn’t haunt you. Would be a bit worried about your RB depth but that’s more personal preference. Hopefully Moreno becomes the starter and fixes that.

      I’m not really a Brown or a Jones guy so your WRs are solid but not ones I’d go after. Olsen in the same boat. Just not a team on paper that I would be excited about but those are personal preferences.

  9. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Looks like Rotoworld went Full Rashard with their description of Matthews’ post fumble mood:

    “Ryan Mathews was disconsolate about his fumble in Saturday’s preseason game.”

    ‘Disconsolate?’ What kinda new fangled fancy talk they be usin’ over ayer? Just say he didn’t git r’ dun man ’cause that kinda talk’s as useless as tits on a boar on Hog Hunters!

    On a side note: I managed to convince my commish to go your route in the 2 QB league options of 1 QB, 1 QB/RB/WR/TE spot instead, Sky. We already had 7 bench spots and the regular RB/WR/TE flex spot. What do I do with my rankings now to compensate for the change? Is there a QB breaking point where I no longer look for one & go strictly RB/WR now?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hahaha, yeah. I’m sure Mathews was nonplussed and full of ennui but…who gives a shizz! He’s looked fine in preseason. Player blurbs like that just have no weight/purpose.

      Most QB/QB Flex leagues I’ve participated in, there’s not a QB craze anymore. Brees/ARod will still go high but they won’t go in nosebleed areas. You should be fine going with skill positions the first two rounds. Just pay attention of what moves are being made around you at QB before you make your move. Should be fine.

  10. Colin says:
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    Arrrghhh Sky I need your help please. My 5 Keepers are due in tomorrow at 5pm. I’m torn on whom to keep.

    I’m all in on the Rams offence. Keeping the following:

    Bradford $2
    Givens $1
    D. Wilson $1
    Bush $1

    Now for my last one do I go with the sure thing and keep Steven Jackon @ $24 or go with any of the following:

    Miller $1
    Vereen $1
    Gordon $1

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lamar Miller? If so, then him. If not, then Gordon.

  11. Hotrod says:
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    Please grade this team/your thoughts…thanks

    16-team, PPR , 2 QB

    QB Cam Newton
    QB Carson Palmer
    RB T-Rich
    RB Reggie Bush
    WR Antonio Brown
    WR Anquan Boldin
    WR Vincent Brown
    TE Gronk
    D 49ers
    K Gostkowski

    Bench
    Dwyer
    Edelman
    Marcel Reese
    Gresham

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hotrod: Even for a 16 teamer, I’m a little worried about your WRs there. It’s looking more and more like Edelman might not make the team. Gresham is starting to sound like the blocking tight end in Cincy, though that’s not fully confirmed. Overall, I like your QBs/RBs for a 16 teamer. You’re just gonna need those WRs to play above their rankings.

      • Hotrod says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, this is the 1st time ive done a 16 team. I took RIchardson @ 10th overall, Newton 23rd, Bush 42nd and Gronk 55…after that, there aint much left for recievers when it came to my next pick at 74…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Right I thought that might’ve been the case. 14 team and above always leaves you thin somewhere. I would’ve chosen thin at QB so it’s more philosophy then anything.

        • btd says:
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          @Hotrod: What FA WRs are available?

  12. Mike says:
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    Thoughts on Bennett as your starting TE? Cameron was taken 1 spot before me, and I ended up with Bennett and Fleener, 12 team league where TE and QB went crazy fast (RG3/Big Ben at QB, no complaints there!)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a fan of him at all in a 12 teamer. Fleener’s injuries/ineptitude this preaseason has me worried lot of other names I would’ve gone after besides those two at this point.

      • Mike says:
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        He was the best available unfortunately…and the WW in dry as bones. Dickson is the best option, and your boy moeaki.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Mike: Dickson might be a reasonable one. It’s about belief; I just don’t have any in Bennett but you can just let it play out and see what you get if the WW is that thin.

  13. Pope says:
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    Hey sky, after reading through your post and the comments, would you grab Patton over Edelman? Currently rostering Edelman, but I also have 3 TEs in Gronk, Cameron, and Fred Davis. Hate having 3 TEs but we have an extra offensive utility spot. 14 team ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would, go ahead and hold the TEs for a bit longer and drop Edelman

      • Pope says:
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        @Sky: Alright man thanks again

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob!

  14. Brian says:
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    Please tell me how I did. Both teams are 12 team H2H.
    QB Roth
    RB Charles
    RB Bush
    RB/WR Lawfirm
    WR Marshall
    WR Amendola
    TE Gronk (7th round)
    D Browns
    K Hartley
    Bench Britt, Leshoure, V.Brown, Franklin,Stacy, Woodhead, j. Cameron.

    Second team
    QB Wilson
    RB Charles
    RB/WR Bush
    WR Thomas
    WR Colston
    TE COOk
    D Rams
    K Hauscha
    Bench Ivory, Hilton, Bradshaw, S Johnson, Vereen, Hilman, Hartline

    Thanks

    BB

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not too hip on the RBs behind your main two on the first team. I’d want at least one more confirmed full time starter with a flex position available to me and only starting two WRs. This team really needs for its top two backs to stay healthy and a surprise shakeup/injury to a lead back to stay competitive.

      Second one has plenty of RB depth and looks solid at the other positions as well. Should be competitive.

  15. brett says:
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    12 team ppr league we play 2 rb, 2 wr 1 rb/wr and each team keeps 3 I have the second pick. Already have Foster, Richardson and Cobb. Can you please rank these players for me based on my current roster:

    Steven Jackson
    Steven Ridley
    Brandon Marshall
    Demarious Thomas

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @brett: I’d take SJax there for your flex spot

  16. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    So what you’re saying is that having Vick as your 2nd QB in a two QB league with Aaron Rodgers as your QB1 is a pretty good thing?

  17. Matty says:
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    So, draft was yesterday. Held out a little too long on QB and ended up with Vick! As of right now I don’t have a backup, would you drop anyone for someone like Carson?
    10 team PPR, how do you rate my team?

    QB- Vick
    RB – Foster
    RB – Johnson
    WR – Wayne
    WR – Decker
    TE – Graham
    Flex- Jones-Drew
    Def- Pittsburgh
    K – Josh brown

    Jordy
    Vereen
    Pierce
    Tate
    Mike Williams -TB
    TY Hilton
    Ryan Broyles

    Thoughts? Thanks! Great job btw.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Matty: for such a shallow league I’d hold for now and see how things play out.

      • Matty says:
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        @Sky:
        Thoughts on team otherwise? Thanks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Good RB depth, though I’m not as high on Wayne as others so I wouldn’t want him as my WR1, even in a PPR. That said, team looks stacked but with your roster setup, this isn’t too surprising. Plenty of upside all-around. Think you did well.

  18. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Sky: Would you drop Bryce Brown to stash Knowshon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

  19. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Drafted yesterday and trying to secure the best depth, possible flex plays and lottery tickets for my bench.

    I currently have Christine Michael, Joique Bell and Markus Wheaton (whom I all consider good depth with nice upside). My WR depth is thin to start the season as I have only Blackmon, Jeffery, and Wheaton behind my 3 starters (Fitz, Vincent Jackson and Jordy). Brian Hartline is available but I prefer the upside of my current guys.

    I have lots of RB depth with DeAngelo, Andre Brown, Pierre Thomas, Vick Ballard, and the aforementioned Michael and Bell behind studs Doug Martin and Trent Richardson.

    I’m eyeing up Roy Helu as a nice add that could make for a nice flex play in Week 1 against the Eagles (and possibly beyond). What are your thoughts on Helu’s prospects for the season and would you value him over any of my current players.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      You don’t need WR depth right off the bat; those are good fliers for your WR bench. I’d probably take Helu over either Wheaton or Ballard. As much as I like Wheaton, you can make up for his loss via FA. If Bradshaw stays booted, you’ll kick yourself dropping Ballard.

      • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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        @Sky: Thanks! I assume by your rankings that you would suggest I run to add Hartline for Wheaton. We start two flexes so I’m just sort of looking ahead to who I can confidently put out there Week 1.

        So I guess in the grand scheme it comes down to – would you suggest rostering Hartline or Helu with my roster I gave above?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Roster Helu.

  20. ABM says:
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    Auction Keeper League question. Bare in mind that passing TDs are worth 6pts. I can keep 1 (Total Draft Money $200) since I’m keeping Doug Martin at $16.
    RG3 – $20
    Arian Foster – $29 (last year I can keep him)
    Stafford – $30

    I’m leaning towards RG3

    • ABM says:
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      @ABM:
      Last note you can start 2qbs so they tend to have a higher value

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @ABM: Tempting to go Foster there but I’d go RG3 too.

  21. Alex says:
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    Rice n Stafford or mjd n Newton…..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rice side

  22. paulzone says:
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    In an 10 team league with idp and 8 keepers, would you trade your 2nd round pick for Fitz. Most willl keep 2 wrs. I am keeping Cobb and have Harvin and Steve Smith. Can only keep max of 2 wrs. Or should I keep Cobb and Harvin or Cobb and Smith. Players can be kept forever btw. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @paulzone: I wouldn’t trade my 2nd for Fitz in a vaccuum;

      I’d keep Harvin there.

  23. Adam says:
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    Just had 10 team standard draft..can only have 5rb,5wr,….ESPN
    Romo
    ,spiller,Wilson,bush,l miller,Tate,
    Dez,garçon,Austin,givens
    Gronk,Fred Davis,Cameron
    Sea and patriots DST
    K Dawson
    How did I do!!
    Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Would’ve preferred only one DEF and one more WR but it didn’t really hurt you anywhere. Team looks very deep at RB. One more TE then I would’ve drafted to but team looks solid. Should be competitive.

  24. Rocky says:
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    Sky,

    Had my big money 10 Team .5 PPR draft yesterday, drafted 5th and came out with:

    QB- Cam, Vick
    RB- Spiller, S Jax, D. Murray, Ivory, A.Brown, Bryce Brown
    WR- Marshall, V Jax, Garcon, Bowe
    TE- Jared Cook

    Surprised Spiller was there at 5 and grabbed Cam in the 5th right after an uncalled for mini-QB run that saw Matty Ice and Stafford go before him. Murray lasted to the 7th and Cook was there in the 10th. Bargains all. Now to the questions. Knowshon went undrafted in my league. Do I drop Bryce, Andre Brown or even Chris Ivory to grab him. And in the heirarchy of backup RB’s, would you own Christine Michael or Joique Bell over either Bryce or Andre?

    Thanks so much in advance

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well done, that team looks good. Hold with what you have until we hear more about Moreno. Still an up in the air thing in Denver.

  25. West Brooklyn says:
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    Crazy right?

    14-team (and despite how it appears) highly competitive standard scoring league….

    Caveats….QB’s highest scoring players….but highly overvalued….7 of the guys were drinking all afternoon…..

    Had the 8th selection. Peterson went first followed by owners doing the “opposite” Graham went #2 and Megatron went #3.

    At #8 I debated…..Martin or Charles (Spiller was also gone)….selected Martin….

    Here is the crazy thing…..Charles free fell to me in the 2nd. Still can’t believe it.

    Core is Martin, Charles, Cobb and Amendola….with EManning as my default QB.

    This is the most solid I have felt coming away from this draft in our 27 years! Am I crazy or did they just hand me the championship?

    • Sky

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      @West Brooklyn: Seems like I’m missing part of this post or conversation but if I’m reading it right, you have a solid set of RB/WR and Eli as your starter in a 14 team league. That’s not bad at all.

  26. Hans says:
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    14 team league and have the second pick… really torn between Martin and Spiller. Please help sway me with some rationale!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hans: I ranked Doug Martin as the top back this year so it’s Martin for me.

  27. Shaun says:
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    Thanks Sky! Now Moeaki is hurt again, you jinxed him. :)

  28. Sawx10 says:
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    Hey sky, what do you think of my draft?

    1. (2) Doug Martin (TB – RB)
    2. (23) Steven Jackson (Atl – RB)
    3. (26) Jimmy Graham (NO – TE)
    4. (47) Stevie Johnson (Buf – WR)
    5. (50) Robert Griffin III (Was – QB)
    6. (71) Chris Ivory (NYJ – RB)
    7. (74) Pierre Garcon (Was – WR)
    8. (95) Brian Hartline (Mia – WR)
    9. (98) Golden Tate (Sea – WR)
    10. (119) Johnathan Franklin (GB – RB)
    11. (122) Emmanuel Sanders (Pit – WR)
    12. (143) Pierre Thomas (NO – RB)
    13. (146) Ryan Tannehill (Mia – QB)
    14. (167) Julian Edelman (NE – WR)
    15. (170) Cincinnati (Cin – DEF)
    16. (191) Zac Stacy (StL – RB)
    17. (194) Adam Vinatieri (Ind – K)

    Should I drop any of my bench guys for Helu?

    • Sky

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      @Sawx10: a little worried about your core WRs; you’ll need for some of your late guys to pan out or some of your earlier ones to come close to WR1 status. That said, getting Graham in the 3rd is pretty silly. Like your RB depth. Team should be competitive if your WRs pan out.

      I could see dropping either Edelman or Stacy at this stage. Neither look primed to have big roles on their team. Probably Edelman.

  29. Sawx10 says:
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    And that’s a 12 team ppr.

  30. DansUggla says:
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    First time on the football side of things… Great write up Sky.

    Bench RB/Flex spot– do you prefer Michael Bush or Knowshon?

    Thanks, kind sir.

  31. paulzone says:
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    In a 10 team league with idp and 8 keepers, would you trade your 2nd round pick for Fitz. Most willl keep 2 wrs. I am keeping Cobb and have Harvin and Steve Smith. Can only keep max of 2 wrs. Or should I keep Cobb and Harvin or Cobb and Smith. Players can be kept forever btw. Thanks!

    • Sky

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      @paulzone: Got to your question about this one up above.

  32. btd says:
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    Sky – if you and Moreno keep this up, I’m not going to be able to nab him late in a 14 teamer! Shame on you both!

    • Sky

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      *Hangs head in shame* Ha!

    • btd says:
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      @btd: And it seems that the Colts are going to let DHB have a little leash… I’ve been on the TY wagon myself. Any additional thoughts?

      • Sky

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        Still think DHB will end up a third option behind him and Wayne. I’m standing firm, Hilton looks like a value right now

  33. pooonhunter says:
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    Any of these for moreno or helu, 10 team 0.5 PPR 2nd pick? also appreciate thoughts on the team in general? thx!!

    [ x ] Josh Freeman
    [ x ] Cam Newton

    [ x ] Danny Woodhead
    [ x ] Chris Ivory
    [ x ] DeMarco Murray
    [ x ] Shane Vereen
    [ x ] Doug Martin

    [ x ] Brandon Marshall
    [ x ] Marques Colston
    [ x ] Steve Johnson
    [ x ] Brian Hartline
    [ x ] Mike Williams
    [ x ] Antonio Brown
    [ x ] Ryan Broyles
    [ x ] Kenbrell Thompkins

    [ x ] Dan Bailey

    [ x ] Seattle Seahawks

  34. pooonhunter says:
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    sorry, no TE beacause its a WR/TE flex…i will start 1 QB, 2 RB, 4WR, K, DEF

    • Sky

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      @pooonhunter: Drop Freeman for Helu or Moreno. There’ll be plenty of QBs available in a 10 teamer when you need one. I’d lean Moreno for the chance he’s the starter for now.

      • pooonhunter says:
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        @Sky: Will do, thanks!!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob my man!

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