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It ain’t even Turkey day, y’all, and someone out there is serving up plenty.  Sure, there are plenty of other days in the year where you take your third helping of something but we all know Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks for gluttony…right?  IDK, I keep getting this whole holiday thing confused by my 5th serving of App-umpkin pie with whip cream mash up.  Coaches always told me I should stretch before the game, am I wrong to assume they meant my stomach before the Lions vs the Packers?  Ok, ok that’s extreme hyperbole, but at least by the time Oakland vs Dallas hits, my pants shouldn’t fit, right?  Of course, I digress/meander/trail away from the point of this post.  Robert Griffin, III has been a mystery wrapped within an enigma, shrouded in intrigue and usually has left fantasy owners feeling a bit frustrated this year but I don’t think that was the case tonight.  After 281 passing yards on 24/37 passing and three passing TDs to go with 44 yards rushing, I think you RG3 owners can rest easy tonight.  It’s been a very up and down year for Washington which can be blamed on a multitude of things.  QB who wasn’t ready to start the year?  Check.  Poor coaching decisions?  Check.  Doesn’t part one go with part two?  Check.  Bad defensive play?  Checks all around.  It’s been a bad year for Washington on multiple levels and RG3′s year has been filled with the feeling of ‘what could’ve been’ for most fans.   Here’s to week 10 being the start of something beautiful for both him and fantasy owners.  In other news from TNF for week 10 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

Adrian Peterson – Do we really need to talk about how good this guy is?  Fine, 20 carries, 75 yards for 2 TDs.  Sure, he’s not gonna sniff what he did last year but he’s now averaging a TD+ a game.  Congrats to giving him an orange peanut.  You’re accepted.

Pierre Garcon – Wanna have a behinds the scenes look at a fantasy football ‘expert’s night?  First quarter is ‘nice, 40 yards and a TD, plenty of time before the end of the game, Garcon is totally gonna live up to his #2 WR rankings this week’.  And then 4Q hits ‘WTF are you doing RG3?!?  Throw it to Garcon!  You’re making me look like an idiot!  You owe me a drink!  Fine, I’ll order it myself!  No, the bartender won’t take an IOU!’.  Pierre finished with 7/119/1 and plenty of crushed fantasy dreams for me.  BTW, it’s really hard to wash dishes for a bar for 3 hours because you couldn’t pay and then type with prune fingers afterwards.

John Carlson – Well, Ponder can’t throw from beyond about 10-15 yards in front of him so Carlson finishing with 7/98/1 makes complete sense in my book.  Obligatory Carlton dance can be seen here.  Eff the letter ‘s’, that vid applies to John on so many levels.

Cordarrelle Patterson – First NFL TD as he finished the night with 2 catches for 22 yards.  If Ponder is healthy and able, Patterson becomes an intriguing pickup moving forward.  A QB who can’t throw it further than 10 yards matched up with a WR who can catch a pass behind the line of scrimmage and take it for 50?  I’ll buy that.

Alfred Morris – Consider this a ‘Dear Shanahan’ moment.  Hey Mike, I hear your team started off with a drive down to the 1.  Then on 3rd and goal you tried a fade route.  Don’t know if you know this, but your lead back had 4 carries for 20 yards on that lead drive and finished with 28 carries for 139 yards.  Don’t think you could’ve capped that first drive off with a 1 yard TD plunge from a guy like that?  No?  Ok, that’s why you lose then.  Signed, common sense.

Jordan Reed – Not quite the night I had envisioned but from the TE FA pickup of the year, 6/62/1 is hard to get mad about.  I’d be more mad he could’ve had 2 when the night finished on 4th and goal and RG3 ran a fade to Santana that failed.  Moss saw the play call and assumed they were talking 80′s haircuts.  Cuz he’s old…why do I need to explain jokes to you?

Christian Ponder – This game really is a matter of inches most nights.  Instead of Ponder finishing the night with 3 total touchdowns – 1 rushing – he ends with 2 passing TDs and a separated left shoulder as he almost made a 15 yard TD plunge.  The math on that inch is about 6 points.  If you lose by 5 points or less, you can blame Ponder.  Wait, you started Ponder?  You can blame yourself.

185 Responses

  1. the imp says:
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    Pretty strong TH night for my team:
    1. I’ll toast to RG3
    2. Reed is the TE pickup that has helped my team
    3. When faced with having to drop Harvin to avoid a zero, I couldn’t be happier than to have my opponent for the week drop SSmith and four of my leaguemates to let him pass down to me for a mid-week waiver pickup.

    • JoeBoo says:
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      @the imp: “You want my Steve Smith, too?”- every other Steve Smith owner throughout the world

      • the imp says:
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        @JoeBoo:It’s always a matter of context. Would I be happy if I drafted Smith in Round 4 or 5? Nope. Am I happy to scoop him off waivers and avoid a zero? Yup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cheers!

  2. Scott Steelers says:
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    No kidding man. First down 5 yard run folllowed by 2 passes and a punt… getting annoying to watch his decision making

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s not a smart man but he knows what love is

  3. Clin says:
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    I’ve been waiting this Doug Martin thing out patiently but it sounds like the battle’s about to be lost for me. The best free agent options are Tate and Ivory. Who’s the best option for the rest of the season, Sky?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ivory based on his role in his offense

  4. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    Alfred Morris is the acting doppelgänger of Wendell from varsity blues.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha!

  5. Oppo Taco says:
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    Dez Bryant or Reggie bush ROS? Dez may have a bulging disc. Should I be looking to sell? I know the kid is tough and plays through a lot, thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t read enough on Dez to say on the injury front. Not like Bush is the pinnacle of health himself. For now it’s still Dez for me

  6. Joe says:
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    Would you start Antonio Brown at home vs Buffalo or MJD @ Tennessee?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe: Antonio. Not very close

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown

  7. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    I’ve been holding out hope this Doug Martin thing would turn out okay but it looks like time’s running out for that. The best free agent RB’s are Tate and Ivory so who should I snatch for the rest of the season? My other RB’s are Charles, MJD, and Andre Brown.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ivory

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Sky: @Sky:

        I snatched both Ivory and Tate by dropping Kendall Wright and Martin. Which 3 should I start in my PPR league for RB1/RB1/Flex out of MJD, Andre Brown, Tate, and Harry Douglas for week 10 then?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          MJD/Tate/Douglas

  8. smegma says:
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    Drop Locker for Cutler? I have Kap as my QB1

    • Cram It says:
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      @smegma: yes

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would

  9. Cram It says:
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    Just read your response from last night re: Fozzy Whittaker. I don’t listen to podcasts, but thanks for the positive reinforcement. I like the stash there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t listen to them either! Totally a gut call

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: would you drop McGahee for fozzy? I have Lamar Stacy Sproles Ellington and shonn

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s reasonable; not like McGahee has done much of anything for you

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: very good point! Thanks dog

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob, glad I could help

  10. Cram It says:
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    ***Packers are working out Matt Flynn. Might want to hold your Boykin stock to see how that plays out.

    • the imp says:
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      @Cram It: We’ll see if Flynn’s elbow is healthy enough for him to sign. I also wonder if the Pack will be using 3WRs as much or if they’ll use more 2 TE / FB and try to play a little more run first football.

      • Cram It says:
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        @the imp: True that. I’m not suggesting Flynn comes in there and starts slinging the ball around, but with Wallace back there, there’s no hope for any WR fantasy relevance.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Cram It: I would guess Flynn won’t start this week so there won’t be value right off the bat but if he is healthy, Boykin creeps back into WR4 territory but nowhere near the weekly play he was w/Rodgers.

  11. Rise Uo next year says:
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    Love the blog!

    Question for trade:

    I need an elite WR, and I currently have too many RBs.
    I have Marshawn, Gore, Stacy, Ellington, and Ivory. I will have to give up either Stacy or Gore to get anything fair. Who would u give up? And what kind of receiver should I look for in return?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Rise Uo next year: Thanks!

      I’d give up Gore. I’m pretty high on Stacy ROS

  12. booya says:
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    Pick 2 to start this week: SJax, Ben Tate, Decker.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @booya: Decker/SJax

  13. Lopes says:
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    Garçon is always that “have a great game but you knew it could’ve been better if RGIII just exclusively threw to him” wide receiver.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Lopes: Feels that way

  14. chris L says:
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    I am looking for trade options…Are there any wide recievers or running backs you would target for the rest of the season in a 1 point ppr league (big names or sleepers)?

    • Cram It says:
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      @chris L: All the ones better than the ones you have.

    • Cram It says:
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      @chris L: Or look at the recent buy/sell column…

    • the imp says:
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      @chris L: Go up the the “Player News” bar and find “Offensive Buy/Sell” in that menu. Sky’s last couple columns Ieach W) might help.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @the imp: wow, anti-troll on the prowl. nice.

  15. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Got a trade offer of:

    Woodhead for Sproles and Harry Douglas

    I would be getting the Sproles/Douglas side. Was thinking of trying to push for Andre Brown and Sproles instead as I am strong at WR (Megatron, Jordy, Cruz).

    Would it be fair to say that Woodhead is basically now more Sproles than Sproles for the remainder of this season? Not sure if i am actually gaining anything by making the deal. Could use another set of eyes on this one.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: Not seeing a good reason to do that trade. Your description of Sproles/Woodhead is spot on.

      • Harris says:
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        @Sky: Amazing how the Jets couldn’t figure out a way to dress Woodhead.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Jets’ inability to figure out how to use someone on offense has been a rolling joke. Ivory was another victim until recently.

  16. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Playing 1st place team, need a W to preserve slim playoff hopes. Std scoring w/ 5pt bonus at 100yds. My #2 and 3 WR, per both of our projections, are Nicks and T. Williams. That said, I think both of them have greater potential to sink me with a 2 pt game than Sanders, who’s on my bench. Would you use Sanders’ higher floor over one of the other guys’ higher variance, or go all ceiling?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: It’s a go big or go home week, right? Safe isn’t gonna help you if that’s the case. If you need a big day, you gotta play big. I’d stick with those two.

  17. FillyP says:
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    Got off to a great start this week with both RG3 & Reed..

    I’ve got RG3 & Brady. Was offered Mathews for Brady, which I think is totally blah. What about trying to get Ridley for Brady? Or am I shooting myself in the foot by getting rid of him?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @FillyP: I don’t think you’re improving your team enough if those are the offers. Vereen returns after the bye, not a buyer of Ridley right now.

  18. MG says:
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    PPR League Flex spot Andre Ellington vs. Houston or Garrett Graham @ Arizona?

    PS Thoughts on Jordy Nelson this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @MG: Ellington

      I wouldn’t expect much with Wallace under center. Last week’s line is probably fair to expect.

  19. Jiggy Nits says:
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    So… I’ve been pondering the idea of letting Ryan go and streaming. I’m rocking Pryor and the top wire guys are: Keenum, Vick, EJ Manual, Glennon, Henne, Elisha Manning.

    The man I’m looking at grabbing for Matty Ice is Dennis Johnson. I like the way he runs. Took a chance on Zac Stacy when he had four rushing yards on the year and it paid off.

    Do I have your endorsement, or do you think it would be a mistake letting Ryan drift into the abyss?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Didn’t we cover this on Wednesday? Dropping Matt is fine.

  20. Christina Danza says:
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    Giovanni Bernard and Randall Cobb for Gronk and Ben Tate? I’m receiving GIO and Cobb (have an empty IR slot that I’d fill in with Cobb) and already have Graham at TE. No one would bite on any offers for Graham, so this seems to be a decent return for Gronk, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Christina Danza: I’m not that big on the Aaron Rodgers story. Don’t think I want to buy into Cobb unless it’s a keeper. I’d want more for Gronk, personally, and Tate might be starting for a while for Foster and his bad back/hammy.

  21. grayson1103 says:
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    @Sky,

    Trade Scenario 1: I give KMoreno for AJ Green
    Trade Scenario 2: I give DMurray + HNicks for AJ Green

    Current WR core: KAllen, CShorts, HNicks, MJones
    Current RB core: ELacy, KMoreno, DMurray, CJSpiller, ABrown

    As you can tell, I want a top WR and I have an abundance of RBs; also I’d like to avoid having to choose who will perform come Week 14 when I can spread the talent over multiple positions. Owner of AJGreen is in the vice versa situation (top WRs, slim RB depth).

    If Denver were a middling team, I would hold onto Knowshon for dear life, but with the news of them spelling him to keep fresh, I’m a bit concerned about what he will produce in the final 3 weeks of the season.

    Which scenario looks right to you?

    Thanks!
    grayson1103

    • Sky

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      @grayson1103:

      Scenario 1 is better but I’d do either.

      I completely agree with moving on from Knowshon if given the right player. I’m selling him for 75 cents on the dollar right now. Target a top 15 WR, not a top 5, and you’ll probably get what you need.

      • grayson1103 says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for the intel!

        I’m gonna try 1 then two. If that doesn’t work, would Garcon be a good/realistic target for Knowshon?

        Thanks!
        grayson1103

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m targeting Garcon with Knowshon in a couple of leagues. Definitely the area to go. I’ve tried Keenan Allen too.

  22. J-FOH says:
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    Great Ponder line at the end. I told my buddy the same thing last night.

    Sorry about your ducks, you can’t expect to win if you don’t show up til the fourth quarter. Tell Waldo I’m sorry, no excessive crumbs for him :(

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH:

      I had Ponder going in that really deep league I talked about but he scored me enough not to complain about it. Do hope he’s ok moving forward. Just picked him up as my QB3, could use the depth with Keenum my QB2.

      We both curled up on the floor and cried last night. Well, he just curled up and went to sleep but I cried.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: he’ll go air hump the cat and be all better

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If only that’s all I needed to do to feel better…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: have you tried that?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I plead da fif

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: understood

  23. joseph says:
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    Hey sky need some help offered this trade to a guy my league and he’s thinking it over the guys 1-8 no shot at playoffs… wanted to see what you thought
    10 team ppr record 4-5 sitting in 3rd and final playoff spot but top of my division is only 6-3
    My roster
    WR-dez bryant, josh gordon,t.y. hilton, kendall wright, percy harvin, aaron dobson
    RB-gio bernard,t-rich,pierre thomas,shane vereen
    TE jimmy graham, jordan cameron
    Team has been great its just one of those years when it seems every week I happen ro be going up against the highest scoring team in the league that week bit every week it seems its the Rb spot that ends up screwing me that’s why I proposed this trade
    Send
    Josh gordon, jordan cameron, t-rich

    Recieve
    Lesean mccoy, roddy white
    Thanks so much sky

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty risky move but I think it’s worth it. Dive in.

      • joseph says:
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        @Sky: thank you so much sky as always…sitting herw waiting for this guy to make up his mind really have a feeling if it goes through this move puts me over the top!!!.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Good luck my man!

  24. Bones says:
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    Thoughts on Kap vs. Carolina or Keenum @ Arizona? Kap has been largely hit or miss going against a hot defense, but Keenum in his third start against a Cards defense that is sneaky good…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s still Kaep for me because of his legs. AZ defense is pretty good through the air. Worried the Keenum story will take a hit this week, personally.

  25. Zandy says:
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    Sky should I try to trade Sproles for mike James in a std league? I think it gets accepted based on big name allure. Thoughts? I’m in first with Stacy Lamar Ellington shonn as my rbs

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: sorry would be sending my Sproles just to be clear

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take James there; sounding more and more like Doug is done for the year.

  26. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Need to start two of these three (I’m most confident in L. Miller this week in the other RB slot):

    T. Richardson
    B. Tate
    R. Jennings

    Thoughts? Of course, TRich has been rather disappointing. While Tate is expected to draw the start, it comes against a stout AZ D. I added R. Jennings this week (as likely assumed) so I’m thinking I should put that move to use. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jennings/TRich.

  27. Josh says:
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    I noticed you didn’t even rank Chicago’s defense. Are they a viable starter to hang onto? Deep league. Pit, NO, GB and TB seemed like the only options on the wire and I wasn’t sure whether to drop CHI for any of them.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Deep league as in many teams? DST can be streamed in 12 and 14 team leagues. Play matchups.

      • Josh says:
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        @Sky: 14 teams, but long benches too. 8 instead of the standard 5-6.

        • Sky

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          So are you saying people are hoarding DEF? I’m just trying to get a feel for how thin the DST market actually is. I like NO’s defense overall. Chaotic, doesn’t usually put you in a bad spot.

          • Josh says:
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            @Sky: Exactly. Like 6-7 owners are carrying two DEFs. All the DEFs on the wire are PIT, GB, TB, NYG, SD, NO, WAS, OAK, MIN, DET, PHI, NYJ, ATL, JAX. I figure. I’ve been streaming until now, and actually had NO until this week. Dropped them for CHI considering the matchup against DAL.

            • Josh says:
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              @Josh: Check that. 4 owners of 14 are carrying two DEFs. But you get my point.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That’s plenty of defenses to stream. I don’t think you need to overthink it; just play week to week matchups in my book.

              • Josh says:
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                @Sky: Alright. I’m currently carrying Locker, Manning and Cutler. Looking to dump one to pick up Dennis Johnson. Who should go?

                • Josh says:
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                  @Josh: Eli.. not the good one.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Eli

                • Josh says:
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                  @Josh: Muchas gracias.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    No prob

  28. Ron says:
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    Can you help me with this?

    Givens, Tim Wright, Boykins, LaFell, Woods, Mike Brown for flex spot. With the TE in there wondering how he sizes up with the rest of the WR’s.

    1. Who for this week only?
    2. Who for ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      1. Wright

      2. Wright

  29. Rixo13 says:
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    Should i start any of these guys at the RB2 position or should i drop any of theses players for MJames and start MJames at RB2 positionn?

    SJax, LMiller, FJackson, ABrown?

    Is DMartin pretty much done or should i wait for an update?

    • Sky

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      James for me

      I’d wait for the update unless there’s a clear FA win you should pick up.

      • Rixo13 says:
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        @Sky: Who should i drop for James?

        • Sky

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          Sorry, I misread. James is most likely done. I’m not a big Andre Brown believer, he’d be my drop.

          • Rixo13 says:
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            @Sky: You mean Martin is most likely done?

            • Sky

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              Oops! Yeah, meant Martin.

  30. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Please rank ROS. PPR

    G Tate/Manningham/ Little/ Patterson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tate/Little/Patterson/Manningham

  31. DP says:
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    Should I drop Pryor as my backup to Stafford to pick up Dennis Johnson? I’m in first place and have Charles, Woodhead, Stacy, Joquie Bell and Donald Brown as my RB’s. I always love a late season RB flier but part of me wants to hold Pryor just in case something happens leading up to the playoffs.

    • Sky

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      Really depends what other QBs are still out there in FA whether it’s worth doing.

      • DP says:
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        @Sky: Cutler, Locker, Eli, Tannehill and Geno Smith are pretty much the top 5 options available. All but one team are set at QB barring more injuries

        • Sky

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          You can then. QB backups is always an area you can take a chance on.

  32. fitz says:
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    Sky, should I drop Santonio @ Buf to pick up Burleson @ Pit for Week 11 fill in for Dez’s bye week? PPR.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not big on the Burleson storyline…who’s Santonio?

      • fitz says:
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        @Sky: Sorry, Holmes.

        • Sky

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          No worries, you’re talking about the Jets in week 11 then, too. Either/or, not hip with either guy. I guess I’ll go Nate there.

    • fitz says:
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      @fitz: Also should I drop Montee Ball for Dennis Johnson? Thanks.

  33. Joe says:
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    Hey, I need to start 2 of these guys in a PPR league: S-Jax, Mike Wallace, Ben Tate (Foster’s out), Andre Brown, Lance Moore. At least one of the 2 has to be a RB. What would you suggest? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      SJax/Tate

  34. Rocky says:
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    Sky,

    Been trying furiously to unload Knowshon. How do you feel about a Knowshon & VJax for Alf & Roddy White deal? I’ve already got Marshall and Garcon, so VJax is either flex or WR depth for me right now. If that doesn’t seem like enough for Alf, how about taking Roddy out of the equation?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re overpaying based on current production but it could pan out for you. Giving him Moreno and VJax just for Alf is an extreme overpay…

  35. Thom says:
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    10 team non-PPR Decker, Bernard or Tate in the flex?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Decker

  36. harbinger says:
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    Ppr ros, harvin or toddy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Who’s Toddy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      NM, I think you meant Roddy. I’d roll with Roddy. He’s playing again this weekend. I’ll take the guy who is finally playing over the one with the question mark if we’re talking ROS.

      • harbinger says:
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        @Sky: would you give mjd for roddy? Mjd is my 4th/5th rb.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Eh, little flat on that. If I really needed a WR with upside, I’d give Roddy a go.

  37. SMLV1 says:
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    MJD, Mike James or Ben Tate ROS?

    Own – Morris, Stacy, Spiller and MJD.

    Always love capitalizing on stupidity drops…my adds of Spiller for S. Jackson and Amendola for James Jones.

    Any worth dropping MJD for?

    10 team Y! standard league

    • SMLV1 says:
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      @SMLV1: Scratch James keeping MJD…on to the next post.

      Grey and Yourself r my dudes…Love Your work. JB…your great as well.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Thanks for the kind words my man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think I’d hold onto MJD. 10 team, you’re almost playing matchups w/your RBs.

  38. Dr. Sauce says:
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    4 player keeper league standard scoring (no ppr)
    I give Doug Martin, Zac Stacey, Jordy Nelson I receive Reggie Bush and Megatron
    For keepers at end of season i would still have Newton/AP/Demariyus Thomas/Garcon/Gronk plus Bush and Mega (if i do the deal)
    Is this something i should be looking at??
    Thx as always for your valuable insight!!

  39. nico says:
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    Would you trade spiller for Hilton in a .5 ppr league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s only fair to take Hilton if you actually need WR help. On the surface, the trade is just ok.

  40. the imp says:
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    Given I have Gordon/Amendola/SSmith/Nicks, do you think either Hartline or Mike Brown are going to be desirable WR5s once they cover for byes this week?

    Hartline was just dropped and I could drop Brown for him as a better bye week WR3 this week, but the only reason in my mind not to do that is if Brown has any potential to evolve into an option.

    My guess is that I’ll probably go looking for a higher upside WR5 starting next week, but I’m curious to get your take. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rather have the increased targets of Brown with Blackmon out.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Cool, thanks. Am I safe to assume you’d recommend keeping a WR5 over a QB2 (after this week) with my QB being RG3 in a 12 team league with 19 QBs owned?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That really depends who’s out there. Don’t hate the idea of a QB2 for matchups but probably you can just stream if you need to

  41. Night pandas says:
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    Sky who do you like at flex this weekend :

    T-Rich
    Colston
    Or drop Colston for a Moore (Denarious or Lance)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      T-Rich

  42. Nico says:
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    What do you think about trading Ellington and Steve Smith for Hilton in a .5 ppr? I have Ellington, Steve Smith, and Jones-Drew on my bench (Spiller and Gore as starting rbs), Jordy Nelson, Pierre Garcon, and Josh Gordon as my WR, and have Mike James as my flex as of right now. I’d basically sacrifice depth to get Hilton.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Solid WR set. Ellington/Smith is where I’d start.

  43. Exactly says:
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    Hey Sky, recently traded for Dez…would you trade harvin for Terrance Williams to hedge that bet?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d do it for the hedge against Harvin not coming back as soon as needed

  44. Wilsonian says:
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    So I got a verbal offer of this:

    Get: R.Bush/T.Rich
    Give: AJ Green

    What do you think with this squad?

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – CJnoK
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Decker
    W/R/T – Shorts
    BN – Rivers
    BN – Ridley
    BN – Gio B.
    BN – Harvin
    BN – J.Gordon
    BN – Reed
    IR – Vereen

    0.5 PPR, 3 point bonus at 85 yds receiving/100 yds rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yds receiving/150 yds rushing, 6 points per rushing/receiving TD

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not seeing a good reason to make the move

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: cool, thanks. I told him I wasn’t a huge fan of the deal, but that I’d look into it. Would it be better with Spiller instead of TRich? Otherwise, I’ll just flat out deny it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Don’t get me wrong, deal’s good, I just don’t think you need to make it. AJ/Dez/Garcon as WR1~3. Change it to Decker, your starting lineup just gets a little weaker overall. Not to mention the RB health factor going on there…you’re rocking a top end lineup right now. Just don’t see a reason to tinker with it.

  45. Willy says:
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    T-rich or terrence williams for flex?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      T-Rich

  46. Lopes says:
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    Ihave KC DEF on a bye this week. I have Houston plugged in right now but would you recommend dropping houston for buffalo? only reason i kept houston this long was match ups against JAX but I’ve been thinking it might never be worth it to start houston over kc…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I answered this question yesterday…

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: in case dude can’t find yesterday (possibility?) it’s “follow DEF rankings from thurs’ rankings post”

  47. joseph says:
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    Hey sky…
    Have romo as my starter…dalton just cleared waivers wanted to see what you thought about dropping keenum he’s my current back up…not a lot to go by with him yet romo’s bye is week 11 that would be the only week ide need a back up wouldn’t sit romo for ither regardless of matchup…
    Week 11 Dalton vs. Cleveland
    Week 11 Keenum vs. Oakland
    Thanks again

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      @joseph:
      1. t-rich or kendal wright for flex ppr
      2. And te timothy wright is on available in my league would he be a better bench stash then aaron dobson strictly for a flex option
      Wr- bryant, hilton, gordon, harvin, k wright, dobson
      TE- Graham, Cameron
      Thank you

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keenum has a better matchup, I’d stay with him

      1. T-Rich
      2. Think Dobson has more upside. Wright more consistent but lower ceiling. Prefer Dobson for that reason.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @joseph: keenum.

  48. E says:
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    Who for Flex non-ppr:
    S. Green or J. Jones

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Greene

  49. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    the way matthews was used last week (b.s. one carry in 2nd half, due to them trailing), you’re not worried about them being behind again and him getting no usage. In a Non PPR with this lineup according to rankings I should be doing:
    newton
    matthews/gio B
    hilton/dez
    FLEX: ellington
    with these guys on bench: nicks/floyd/k.wright/harvin/washington/tolbert.
    earlier conclusion was wright vs ellington for floor vs upside. I’m worried about whether idiot coaches over at SD simply take mathews out of game like so many times (over 2 coaching regimes) last few years.
    1.wondering whether playing both of
    ellington/wright and leaving mathews on bench makes any sense?

    • Sky

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      I’m moving Ellington up today actually. They’re talking 20 touches though most of the increase will be in the passing game. That said, losing at the GL to WAS, I think SD does a better job keeping Mathews involved. Think there’ll be offense to spare

  50. Frank White says:
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    Sup Sky… Couple questions… Who should I start, 2 at RB, 1 at flex and 1 at WR – Stacy, Ellington, Pierre Thomas, MJD, Sprolles, Riley Cooper and Emanuell Sanders??

    QB – Flacco or Eli??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Frank:

      Stacy/MJD/Ellington

      Sanders is the safest choice

      Eli

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks Bud… The past couple weeks Pierre has been projected more then Sprolles and Sproles has been doing horrible. Why now is he projected a point more?? I thought Pierre was there guy now. How do people know who’s gonna be used more then the other??

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No clue where the projections come from. Probably some snapcount algorithm that takes in other factors. Brees hasn’t done as good of a job spreading the ball around as he has in the past so it’s hard to say who’s gonna do what in that back field week to week. I prefer to avoid it now if I can.

          • Frank White says:
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            But isn’t that Robinson guy supposed to get 14 snaps taking them from MJD??

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              He’s supposed to get 14 carries and MJD is supposed to get 20. That would require Jacksonville to be in the game long enough for them to even think of doing that. JAX is doing some wishful thinking.

  51. the imp says:
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    Hey Sky, latest on Foster. I am tempted to grab Ivory or Johnson for him, but I really have to wait until he officially hits IR to drop him, right?

    NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (back, hamstring) will head to injured reserve next week.
    Per RapSheet, Foster needs back surgery, which is expected to happen “very soon,” perhaps Wednesday or Thursday. The I.R. transaction will likely take place on Monday. Foster consulted multiple back specialists in an effort to find one who wouldn’t recommend the procedure, but couldn’t. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported 3-of-3 doctors told him the surgery was needed. Foster is battling a lumbar spine issue. He was playing well before going down, and costs a reasonable $5.75 million in 2014. We don’t think Foster will be an offseason cap casualty unless the Texans decide to “blow it up” and undertake a full-on rebuild.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wow…I’d await word but since he’s on your bench, you should be able to make the move even if games start before you truly know. I’d go Ivory

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Wow is right. Rosters lock at 1PM EST, so I can’t make a move after that. What I really want to do is drop Foster and scoop Harvin back up, but that is against my roster rules. I appreciate the parity all those rules create, but it makes it harder to take advantage of being attentive.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yahoo lets you swap your bench out, all depending on how your waivers are set up but it sounds like Foster is a straight drop now from all twitter accounts.

  52. Reilljto says:
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    Sky, I have quite a few difficult decisions today. Would love advice:

    Need to start 2 RB, 1 RB/WR, and 2 WR. here are my options to
    Fill those slots:

    MJD, Spiller, Mike James, Ben Tate, Vincent Jackson, Decker, and Shorts

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      MJD/James
      Decker/VJax/Shorts

      Need to see Spiller do it back to back weeks before I trust him.

  53. Derrick says:
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    Gresham is inactive today. How much does that move up Eifert?

  54. Prez says:
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    Dalton is a shmuck…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cincy is an SB contender! Dumbest of the dumb…

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: aj green makes this guy! I was forced to start him cuz of rodgers going down.. i went from a escalade to a pinto in a week!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ginger pinto…a Ginto!

          • Prez says:
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            @Sky: hahaha i like it! Though i wouldnt want to get caught driving one..

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              That HOU vs CIN playoff game showed what their two QBs were. You live and you learn, I guess.

  55. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Sky, hope you are enjoying the games so far. I have been offered a trade. Look at my roster first:

    I am currently 5-4

    QB: Newton
    RB: MJD, Spiller, Mike James, Vereen, Tate, Andre Brown
    WR: Shorts, Vincent Jackson, Decker, Josh Gordon, Harry Douglas

    I have been offered Dez Bryant for any of these two: James, Vereen, and/or Tate

    I have also been offered Jordy Nelson or Amendola for Spiller

    Finally also been offered Dez Bryant and Mendenhall/Ball/Powell for Spiller and Tate

    Which offer, if any, would you take? Or should I stand pat? I could also try and swing a WR and a RB for a top end RB. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • ChiliCheeseConey says:
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      @Sky These are all offers from the same person BTW. Standard league with FLEX.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vereen and Tate. Dive in

  56. goodfold2 says:
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    1. anybody else have gone from like 4th or 3rd to 7th or 8th just from benching sproles for sanders? (not liking how sproles was used last game he finished), where 9/12 of teams will be either 5-5 (me one of them) or 6-4. at least 8 make playoffs.
    2. anybody else in non-PPR gonna lose if dez can’t get at least 10 yards?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Definitely a pivotal week. Probably a high likelihood on both.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky:
        1. bad news, after benching 19.8 pts, i need Miller to get at least 27.9, instead of the 8.1 had i played sproles.
        2. good news, dez got 34 yards more than I needed to win elsewhere, to get record to 6-4 in that one.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The schismatic life of fantasy football

  57. Frank White says:
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    I’m in need of a QB cause I have Eli. I have 2 offers. Would u rather have RG3 or Keenum?? Don’t worry about what I have to give for them cause I need to win the next 3 weeks. Who would you rather have for the next 3 weeks??

    • Frank White says:
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      I would have to give 2 guys for RG# and just one guy for Keenum

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Keenum

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