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We are here today to point out the differences between the Razzball rankings and those that Yahoo has released to the masses. (Not to be confused with Yoohoo, which I do all the time. Then again, I usually confuse most things with chocolate drink. Totally normal.) Since we’ve already compared our rankings with ESPN, the next logical step is to have some amazing chocolate drink. Err, see what I mean? IT HAUNTS ME. I meant: the next logical step is to compare our rankings to Yahoo, THEN have some chocolate drink. Exactly. Maybe I’m just thirsty. Or hungry. Or all these things. All of the time.

Note: Obviously, there are going to be some players that ESPN and Yahoo both like that I do not and vica versa, so I’ve avoided players I’ve already covered, because who likes re-runs? I mean, besides Star Trek and Futurama re-runs? Nobody does. Nobody. 

 

Quarterbacks

Jake Locker (QB19, +7) — I was actually a little suprised with this one, as most experts tend to think very highly of Bishop Sankey, Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, aaaand pretty much the entire offense. While I agree with that assessment, and I believe that Ken Whisenhunt is a big part of that (heck, I’m one of the few people who think Dexter McCluster is PPR viable this season, more on that below), I wonder why you wouldn’t invite, you know, the guy who feeds the ball to all of these players to the party? I’m not saying he’s a top-15 QB, seeing as how I have him at a QB19 right there in parenthesis, but it’s no secret that the offensive scheme he’s now a part of feeds off of high-accuracy short and mid passes, and with the majority of his running backs and receivers having yards-after-carry potential, well, let’s just say I’m one of those crazy people who thinks that if the team’s offense does well, so will the quarterback. TOO CRAZY.

 

Running Backs

Dexter McCluster (RB40, +27) — As touched upon in the Jake Locker blurb above, the offense the Titans will be running will be eerily similar to that of the 2013 San Diego Chargers. Whether you want to give all or some of the credit to either Ken Whisenthunt or Mike McCoy, it was pretty obvious that they shared the same philosophy in terms of scheme and distribution, and both teams will continue to benefit from it. Thus enters McCluster, who can essentially be a Danny Woodhead clone, sans all that grit. Trust me, Woodhead has that in reserves. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Woodhead was actually a belt sander in disguise. But there’s no reason why McCluster can’t be that guy. He’s small, speedy, and can catch, and apparently, that’s all you need.

Jonathan Grimes (RB47, +18) — This is more of a commentary on what I think of Arian Foster than what I think of Grimes. Who, for some reason, sounds very grimy. Who knows why… That being said, I have Grimes ranked 18 spots higher than Yahoo, with that 18 being more symbolic in nature. In that, I’ve never seen Arian Foster do anything 18 times in a row without pulling something, so expect at least some kind of production similar to what Andre Brown would have produced in the same spot.

Montee Ball (RB22, -15) — It’s pretty common knowledge how I feel about Ball, but in case you’re late to the Ball (see what I did there?), here’s me quoting me: “Yes, he’s probably a good player who is part of a really good offense, and that should be reason enough to want him on your team. I’m not going to argue that. But the same things I said about why Tre Mason was overrated rings true here as well. Ball control and pass protection, while not really things fantasy football attributes points to, are an integral part of a running back’s game, and those who have shown weakness in these areas early in their careers, no matter the promise, always gives me pause.”

Frank Gore (RB31, -8) — I’m not predicting an immediate collapse here, but I feel like I’m not seeing what my peers are. There was an obvious fade last year, and out of just three 100+ yard rushing games last season, just one of them came after week 6. I think he can still contribute, but it’s only a matter of time before Carlos Hyde becomes Gore 2.0… which sounds like a sequel to a horror movie, that, you know, takes place in Silicon Valley.

 

Wide Receivers

Kenny Stills (WR28, +29) — It’s simply amazing that I’ve been able to draft Stills at all, seeing as how when it’s time to select him, I either end up with Kenny Chesney or Kenny Britt on my team. And I’m not quite sure which is worse. 29 spots is a big difference, and I couldn’t tell you why Yahoo is so low on him. Just the fact that he’s in an offense led by Drew Brees, who throws the ball at least 234 times a game, you’d have to think that Stills will get some production from that. Then again, this could also be because of his chronic quad injury this preseason, one that I haven’t entered into my rankings and projections yet, but I might soon.

Rod Streater (WR46, +23) — We went over how Streater is a sleeper, and I agree with Seth. Here’s what he said: “Last year, in his second season, Streater caught 60 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns.  He also finished with a minuscule 6.2 percent drop rate, ninth-best among qualified receivers.  Not bad for a guy who went undrafted out of Temple in 2012.  In fact, his 1,472 career yards are fourth-most for any undrafted wide receiver during his first two seasons in the NFL.”

Reggie Wayne (WR21, +14) — Not sure what the issue is here. Well, I mean, I know, his ACL is the issue, but there’s a lot to like here. The value you’re getting should mitigate any injury concerns. Remember, in just seven games last year, he already had 38 receptions for 503 yards and 2 touchdowns. That’s a 86 receptions, 1,149 yards, and 5 touchdowns in a full season. True, he might have been born around the same time fire was invented, but he showed no signs of slowing down last year.

Miles Austin (WR82, -16) — Granted, once you get this deep, there’s not much difference in terms of a 16-spot gap, but there’s enough to make me question it. I mean, we all know what Miles Austin can do, and that’s produce a week 4 season-ending injury. The only difference is, he gets to do it in Cleveland, which makes the first three weeks even less relevant in terms of fantasy production.

 

Tight Ends

Antonio Gates (TE7, +12) — Not many people realize this, but Gates was a top-10 tight end last season. And while the presence of Ladarius Green certainly may be a negative for Gates owners, I think that belief is a bit overblown. Don’t get me wrong, I think Green will be a special talent, but there’s something to be said of Rivers relationship with Gates, and in an offense that should be, at the very least, the same, if not better than last season, another top-10 finish is possible, even with a late-season fade. Remember, there are such things as two-tight end sets in the NFL. Two I tell ya!

Rob Gronkowski (TE10, -7) — Can anyone check to see if he got injured while you were reading this post?

 

From Around The Web

  1. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Yo!!

    Drafted my final team (maybe) haha

    This was an auction and Yahoo seems to think I’m a 7-7 team (I love their pre draft rankings)

    But, my team IMO is so well rounded I wouldst know what to fix pre season.

    QB – Luck
    WR – Nelson
    WR – Allen
    WR – Antonio Brown
    RB – Murray
    RB – Mathews
    TE – Witten
    B – C Johnson
    B – Lamar Miller
    B – Moreno
    B – Wallace
    B – Randle
    B – Hartline
    DEF – Carolina
    K – Vinatari

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: I agree, it is certainly well-rounded. The RB core has some risk, but your bench should be able to handle it.

    • Comatose says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: This looks a lot like the team I drafted, with Murray, Mathews, Miller, Wallace and Randle in common. Curious how many teams are in this league.

  2. Steve says:
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    Just had my 10 team ESPN draft standard
    I picked 7th..all 3 qb went before 10
    Here is my team
    Brady. Wilson
    Lacy Vereen, f jax,Ingram,Moreno
    D Thomas, Jeffrey, k Allen,decker, josh Gordon
    Cameron ertz
    Saints dst
    Henery
    Thoughts??
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: I feel like I may have answered this in another thread. If not, let me know.

  3. justin g says:
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    12 team ppr

    I drafted Ertz as my TE1,
    would you go with Green or Kelce for the bench?

    Also do anyone of these guys stand out from the rest ? Dunbar, Khiry R, Boykin, Kniles D

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @justin g: Green, then Kelce, but it’s close. Out of those guys, maybe Khiry… but they are all close for me.

  4. KK says:
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    Jay… Love your stuff.

    So… Dual QB, 12 team, PPR. 9th pick

    QB1: Stafford
    RB1: Ellington
    RB2: Rashad Jennings
    WR1: Megatron
    WR2: Michael Floyd
    TE: Ertz
    OP: Tom Brady
    D: Bengals
    K: Folk

    BE: Kendall Wright, Danny Woodhead, Sankey, Locker, Hartline, and Blount

    Up for any suggestions to drop bench players and pick up possible sleepers

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @KK: Thanks! To be honest, you can drop Blount. Sankey’s fumble issues worry me a bit, but I’d hold there for a minute. And that’s a good 2QB spread there.

  5. Brian says:
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    Hey Jay – how many games does Gordon have to play for me to keep him over Spiller? Bear in mind I can keep a player forever without the loss of any picks, and I already have McCoy.

    Decision needs to be made prior to draft day on 9/1 and his suspension delay is killing me!

    Thanks for the help!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: 12-14 I’d think. I’d rather have Spiller to be honest. Peace of mind is worth something.

  6. MooseOutFront says:
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    Jay, I posted this on your RCL thread so forgive me for spamming.

    I intend to commit to your rankings because Grey wins my baseball league for me and I’m loyal like that. (12 team 0.5PPR, 2RB 2WR 1 W/R)

    Draft tonight I have the #3 pick so obvs I come away with a top RB1 there. Then at the turn I have #22 and #27. Almost for certain anyone following your rankings will have Zac Stacy available at #22 and Matthews at #27 available.

    Is this RB-RB-RB upside play the strategy you would recommend? Obviously assuming no Tier 1 WR’s fall to 22, like Julio, but they won’t. This would leave My 46 and 51 picks to the likes of Crabtree and Kendall Wright.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MooseOutFront: Not at all, no worries. Check there for my answer.

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for your help Jay. RB-RB-RB feels so last decade, but your rankings of Stacy and Mathews almost guarantee it from somebody drafting from a top 3 spot in the 1st.

        Regarding Wright. ADP has him at 88 and you have him at 33 in 1/2 PPR rankings. That’s the kind of shizz I love. What pick would you be planning to grab him with?
        Round 5-51
        Round 6-70
        Round 7-75?
        Same with Olsen who you have at 35 and ADP has at 74. I want to get your sleepers, but feel like the trick is to get them as late as possible.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @MooseOutFront: Round 5 seems like a good place. And you’d be right, the trick is to get these guys as late as possible. The rankings are based off my end-of-year projections, so use it to locate value.

  7. Boston Mike says:
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    How much would you bump certain WRs/RBs in a league that rewards 1 point for every 15 return yards? Does that bump earlier round guys like Brown, Patterson, Edelman etc… full rounds or should I be targeting Tavon Austin/Darren Sproles a little later? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Boston Mike: Yeah, it bumps them a bit. And all those targets make sense, and for even deeper picks, maybe a McCluster or a Ginn. And don’t forget about Harvin.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: ginn’s doing kick and punt, just like jacoby jones. jones is probably biggest value, as he actually plays from scrimmage. mccluster is getting punts, so some extra value. kick returns is what you want though.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: ginn’s doing kick and punt, just like jacoby jones. jones is probably biggest value, as he actually plays from scrimmage. mccluster is getting punts, so some extra value. kick returns is what you want though.

  8. Rags says:
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    Thoughts from anyone welcome.

    This is my first time doing PPR or auction or IDP, and it’s a 16-team, 25 man roster with IDP league (hahaha, I’m a masochist). It’s also dynasty-ish, although because of a draft snafu, we compromised and are only keeping 5 next year.

    QB: Russell Wilson, Bryan Hoyer (start 1)
    RB: Charles, Murray, P. Thomas, Lance Dunbar, Bilal Powell, CJ Anderson, James White and DuJuan Harris (Start 2, two flex spots available)
    WR: Crabtree, Floyd, Cruz, Woods, Britt, Moncrief (start 3, same two flex available)
    TE: Rudolph, Clay, Kelce (start one, one felx)
    Def: Browns
    D: Muhammed Wilkerson, Perry Riley, Daryl Smith (start two and one DB)
    DB: Harrison Smith

    Thoughts? I think I came out a little weaker in WR than I was hoping and I don’t think I need 3 TEs. Also Hoyer and Wilson have the same bye week. And I need to drop someone for a kicker (maybe Powell?).

    • Yunited says:
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      @Rags: I’d agree with what you said about WR. YOu could upgrade a bit there but team seems to be very good for this year.

      I play IDP and would also suggest upgrades at Defense:
      You are golden at DB with Harrison Smith.
      I like DE Wilkerson, and LB, Perry Riley is OKAY, but might be able to upgrade there (or drop Daryl Smith and add someone else). Maybe someone form NE or BUffalo (both will have good defenses this year, me thinks) like Jerod Mayo from Pats, or Nigel Bradham or Brandon Spikes from the Bills

      I also like Wesley Woodyard from Titans as sleeper Top 10 option.

      • Rags says:
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        @Yunited: Thanks, man. This is my first year IDPing and I basically just went off a list.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rags: Kevin can help you with the IDP stuff, but I would probably drop Hoyer for another bench piece. I like you RB core, and I think Cruz will be a PPR monster this season. I’m okay dropping Powell for a K there.

  9. Yunited says:
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    Do you know when the overall rankings will be updated (think they have July date on them), and will you be putting out a “Tier” sheet?

    Your info has given me the edge to win my league the last 2 years and going for the three-peat!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Yunited: That’s when the posts were scheduled. All rankings have been updated and published two days ago.

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    If these guys are available, do you drop anyone from my current roster to pick them up:

    TEs: Pitta, Clay, Gates, Kelce

    QBs: Tannehill, Locker, Geno

    WRs: Shorts, Hunter, Stills, Streater

    RBs: West, Hill, Pierce, Freeman, DMC, Ivory, Greene, Bradshaw

    My Team:

    QB: Brady
    WR: Jones
    WR: Wright
    WR: Edelman
    RB: Forte
    RB: Vereen
    TE: Graham
    W/R: Bell
    Q/W/R/T: Ryan
    BN: L.Miller
    BN: Woodhead
    BN: SJax
    BN: Hartline
    BN: Wallace
    BN: L.Green

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

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wilsonian: Pitta over Green. The rest are personal preference for ya, but I’d probably hold at the moment. Keep an eye on Bradshaw.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Jay: yeah, that was the move I saw that I liked the most. I think Green could be a beast, but I don’t know if it’ll be this year. Gates is still alive and well. I like Stills and Shorts a lot too, but injuries scare me off a little.

        What do you think of Bradshaw this year? Possible return to form? Especially with TRich being utterly useless there in Indy…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yes, Bradshaw was looking fantastic last season before the injury. He’s a risk, but the price, totally worth it.

  11. Rags says:
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    Keeper league.

    Would you trade a mid 5th round pick and a mid 1st round pick for bottom of the 12th pick and the first overall?

    People taken in the top two rounds can’t be kept so there’s a handful of top guys available (McCoy, AP but not Charles, Calvin Johnson but not Demaryious), and then probably 15 or so keepers sprinkled through the top 30. So in some ways a fifth rounder is actually closer to a 7th.

    It’s the difference between Lacy and Kelvin Benjamin or Bernard Piece, vs McCoy and Benny Cunningham/Dexter McCluster.

    Fwiw, I do have an extra fifth round pick. I’m REALLY on the fence on this one.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Rags: If you are in a position to go for it, that deal is fine. Flags fly forever.

  12. The Program says:
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    Joined a new 10 team keeper league that’s H2H 0.5 PPR. I have the 3rd pick overall. With these settings who’s your top 5. What kind of player do you try to get in the next 2 rounds.

    Thanks!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Program: Check out my half-PPR rankings. In the first three rounds, I’m concentrating on overall value and production, not keeper value.

  13. B.J. says:
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    What’s up fellas?

    the other day I received an offer in my 12 team NonPPR that would net me Julio Jones and Bishop Sankey and I would send away Roddy White and Andre Ellington. I ultimately chose to pass on the offer because I don’t feel good about Sankey this season.

    The Jones owner is now offering me Jones and Ray Rice for Roddy and Ellington. This offer is quite a bit more enticing than the original offer but I’m worried about Rice’s down 2013 season and missing the first two games.

    Should I pull the trigger on this offer to net me a guy who should finish in the top 5 of all WRs this season if healthy? Or should I stick with what I’ve got?

    My team

    QB- Brees WR- R. White, M. Crabtree, G. Tate
    RB- All Day, Ellington Flex- CJ?K
    TE- M. Bennett K- streaming D- Cincy

    Bench- Big Ben, SJax, Shorts, M. Ingram, J. Matthews, A. Bradshaw, A. Hawkins

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @B.J.: This seems familiar, and it’s a real toss up. Big Julio guy, but I just don’t believe in Ray Rice. I’m holding, but if you ask me tomorrow, I might change my mind.

      • B.J. says:
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        @Jay: I actually posted a similar trade on the forums where I would be getting Sankey instead of Rice. I’m really conflicted because I love Julio but I’m leery of Rice missing two games, plus the lousy 2013 season he had.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @B.J.: I agree, I don’t like Rice at all this year.

  14. Nick says:
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    Hi Jay, had my 10team (non-ppr) draft on Sunday…can’t say I’m thrilled with my picks at the #4 draft position & wish the ‘war room’ excel file was available prior to my draft!

    QB- Rodgers
    WR- Cobb, Edelman, Wallace
    RB- Murray, Mathews
    Flex- Jennings
    TE- Witten
    Bench- Jones Drew, Bowe, J. Jones, Hyde, Hartline & Baldwin
    K-Hauschka
    D-Arizona

    Let me know your thoughts & if I should be looking to move someone on my team prior to week1?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Me too! But commentator Nico did a great job with it, and hopefully a lot of people can still use it.

      I might move James Jones for a RB, or grab one off of waivers… might need a little more depth there. Otherwise, the team is fine.

  15. Spencer says:
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    Jay what do you make of the Tim Wright pick up for New England at TE? Does this do anything noteworthy to his value. Just asking because I see he is the most added TE on Yahoo today by a very large margin.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Spencer: I remember the cries that Sudfeld was the second coming of Aaron Hernandez. But if you have room, I’d add just to see what happens.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Spencer: if you look at the list of available TE’s in every league and put that together with some media people selling you he’s the next hernandez is shouldn’t be hard to see why.

  16. MaxPower says:
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    Jay – I have my draft tonight for the 2nd year of our dynasty league – we kept 15, draft 4 new players among rookies & the unkept from last year. I’m sitting in the 7th pick, and I’m assuming Sankey/Hyde/Watkins/Evans are all off the board. Who do you like the best out of the next best available guys?

    – Jeremy Hill
    – Terrance West
    – Justin Hunter
    – Kelvin Benjamin
    – Rod Streater
    – Devonta Freeman

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MaxPower: Streater, West, Hill, Freeman, Benjamin, Hunter… but they are all very close. I think Streater brings value immediately.

  17. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Jay – Doing a 1pt PPR 12tm league for the first time in a long time already have 2 keepers (Brees and Lacy) but wondering what to do with the 1st pick. FWIW i kept Brees because the league offers crazy bonus points for passing volume and long TDs (Brees outscored #3 QB by 200 points last year).

    Option A: Draft Doug Martin, Le’veon Bell or M. Lynch 1st and search for WRs with my next 2 picks (K. Wright, M. Floyd, C. Patterson, M. Colston).

    Option B: Draft AJ Green, J. Nelson, or A. Jeffery 1st and search for RBs with the next 2 picks (R. Jennings, P. Thomas, F. Gore).

    Which side you like? Thanks for the insight!

  18. Cram It says:
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    Trade Jordy Nelson and CJ3 for Stacy or Doug Martin. Do one, and which one??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cram It: I’d hold to be honest. (Who replaces Nelson?)

      • Cram It says:
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        @Jay: I thought so. I’m excited to be a sucker for CJ3 for the 3rd time.

        I have Keenan Allen, V-Cruz, Wayne, Streater and Mike Evans for 2 WR slots and a WR/TE flex spot.

  19. OT says:
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    just in time!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OT: I never finish first, but I always finish.

  20. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Jay,

    Do you perceive any bump in Doug Martin’s value with the Mankins addition to Tampa? Does Tim Wright garner some attention now that he has landed in the 2nd TE spot in New England?

    I also love the assessment of Gates, I still think he has some in the tank. Is it just me or are there a lot of young TEs that could be poised to make the position much deeper? (ASJ, Ebron, Eifert, Kelce, Green, Amaro, Reed) Do you see any of these guys making a splash this year? I’ve got a total gut feeling that at least one or two of them take on the slot role and end up in the top 10.

    Thanks for your stellar work!

    • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders:

      Just saw your reply on the Wright question above, oops! Please ignore that one.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Marginally. I don’t think one guy changes the dynamic here, however, I’m pretty high on Martin this season, so it can only help.

      And you’re right, I think there are a lot of TE’s out there, the depth is incredible, I’d honestly wait till the last minute to draft one.

  21. Jagan says:
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    can you pls grade my team ;

    12-team PPR;1-3 RB;2-4 WR;1-3 TE

    Tom Brady
    Andre Ellington
    Steven Jackson
    Ryan Matthews
    Shane Vereen
    Terrence West
    James White
    Kenny Britt
    Antonio Brown
    Brain hartline
    Deandre Hopkins
    Demarius Thomas
    kendall Wright
    Harry Douglas
    Zach Ertz
    Antonio Gates

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jagan: There’s some risk there at RB, but I like your WR core with Brown and Wright. Depth could be an issue here, but not a bad team at all.

  22. Sange76 says:
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    12 team .5 ppr keeper league

    Went with Tre Mason as my last round pick in the 16th. If I hang into him he’s a rd 15 keeper next year.
    Rbs are Forte, Stacey, r. Jennings, j. Bell, Jeremy hill, mason
    Wrs are j jones, v Jackson, k Benjamin, Jordan Matthews,
    Worth it to hang onto mason, or drop him for John Brown on Arizona for a little more wr depth? It’s a bench move but, looking for every edge I can get.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sange76: Eh, I’m not totally against it, but in a keeper, I think you have to hold here.

  23. Fish & Friends says:
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    In a 1/2 ppr league, would you rather have Steven Jackson or Crabtree at Flex?

  24. Tom Wilson says:
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    Great column Jay, I don’t know why more experts don’t compare standard ranks like this and find value. Too many sheep out there. Much appreciated man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tom Wilson: Thanks! I have no problem comparing my rankings to the big boys. Certainly reveals some interesting differences.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Tom Wilson: i would bet those experts in their own drafts do exactly that, but it’s extremely likely their editors would rather pretend other sources simply don’t exist when it comes to their articles. if they didn’t in their own leagues they’d probably very likely be at or near the bottom most of the time.

  25. Clint says:
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    Totally agree on the TE’s, Jay. The alarming thing to me w/Gates/Green was the snap count in the 3rd preseason game. Gates was in on 26 of Rivers’ 28 plays, if memory serves, with Green only being in on 3 or so. Unless they go dual TE a lot, Green’s not going to have value until Gates gets injured or gets pushed aside midseason for some reason.

    Gronk was great value last year for me but the fact no one remembers ACL’s don’t heal in less than a year forget that this guy’s had a myriad of injuries besides that and he missed half of LAST SEASON before the ACL came into play. The Pats are playing the same games they did last year w/his “will he, won’t he start week 1″ and the trade for Wright just smells like Gronk’s not ready to me.

    • Jay

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      @Clint: I think they will go with two-te sets a lot, but Rivers will always look to Gates first, and like you and I believe, that means something.

      Gates will probably fade, but he did that last season and was still a top-10 in standard leagues.

      And yeah, I can’t own Gronk. At all.

  26. Buffalo Soldier says:
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    I need some TE depth as I did draft Gronk. Dwayne Allen is available or should I handcuff with Tim Wright? Problem is that I would have to drop Knile Davis (I have Charles on my team) to make it happen.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Buffalo Soldier: I’d rather have Allen. I’m okay with that drop.

  27. Tom says:
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    Hey Jay, when are you going to come out with your picks for streaming def for week 1? I drafted bills and was thinking of dropping them for the browns vs pitt. Any thoughts

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tom: Hmm, maybe I’ll do a post on this before the season starts. And yeah, I would do that. I don’t like the Bills match-up in week one.

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