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When the cat’s away, the mouse will play.  Or so they say.  By the way, I make things out of clay by the bay.  Ok, I don’t but I may…yeah, I don’t know where this is going either.  And to be fair, DMC owners don’t really either but the writing’s on the wall.  Since it’s happening in Oakland, I think it’s fair to call it graffiti.  McFadden is slowly losing his job, one terrible carry at the time and the man stepping in to replace him is doing his best to prove that’s the right way to go.  Since taking over, Rashad Jennings has performed extremely well.  In what effectively equates to 1 and 3/4ths start, Jennings has gained 190 yards on the ground on 35 carries, good for a 5.4 YPC average.  And on the receiving side, no biggie.  Just 9 receptions for 93 yards.  So in effect, he’s averaging 14 fantasy points a week in standard and is on an offense with a dinged up starting QB that’s gonna need to feed their main man to just stay afloat week to week.  I like the odds of a good week from that even if the Texans defense has been somewhat stingy against the run of late.  Outside of Roughshod, I’m loving on Ryan Mathews as a top 10 back again.  Crazy to think the kid who now has only been surging upward in the fantasy world gets to face the team 3rd worst against the rush and is slung down into the limbo that is flex world.  Needless to say, I don’t concur.  Outside of that, a few moves that might be my own.  I like Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Colts.  Indy’s a bit of a team in disarray that needs a coaching enema and I think Tennessee gets to drive that point home tonight.  There’s also a bit of Justin Hunter love this week in the same vein.  Don’t know who Hunter is?  He’s a Tennessee WR.  It’s ok, nobody knows one.  He and Kendall Wright I see having strong weeks.  Marcedes Lewis.  Strictly a matchup call.  I’m sure Henne will botch it but it doesn’t mean I’m not obliged to look stupid cuz of the stats.  And as The Guru would say, it’s DST bizarro week.  Lions at number 5?  Saints at 6?  What is this madness?  Kickers were dreamed up while on a Peyote trip in the desert.  There’s nothing more scary than seeing Randy Bullock’s face while tripping balls.  But enough about my crazy, naked Wednesday night, let’s get on with it.  Here’s the 2013 Fantasy Football rankings for week 11…


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  1. Mumble says:
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    Why so low on H Douglas? With Revis on Roddy, he should get more targets, right? Right..?

    Would you rather flex him, Shorts, or Ben Tate in standard league? Thanks a million man!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mumble: You think 27 is low for Harry freaking Douglas?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mumble: Not really seeing 27 as low for Harry…

      Tate

  2. Falco says:
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    Leonard above Rainey? Did you change your opinion on who would be the go to back in TB?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Falco: No, reflecting game plan intent. It may take them a week to start using Rainey more. For now, they’ve already said Leondard gets first crack.

  3. Falco says:
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    Texans 19th against an Oakland that may be missing Pryor or at least a dinged up Pryor?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Falco: Texans against a Carson Palmer known for turnovers and very few points gave up 27. I don’t think the QB play is as big of a deal in reviewing them as you do.

  4. Chris says:
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    Hello Sky,

    You forgot to rank Kicker Alex Henery.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Chris: I didn’t rank him because I chose not to rank him. Not forgotten.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: also missed this pertinent info below when I asked some of a question involving him. also crosby and somebody else were mentioned there.

  5. Tom Thumb says:
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    Sky,

    Apparently Roddy has a shoulder injury and Colston’s last game seemed fluky. Who to flex?

    Roddy
    Joquie Bell (starting Bush at RB2)
    DeAngelo
    Colston

    Thanks!

    • Tom Thumb says:
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      @Tom Thumb: I guess can exclude Colston due to rankings. But does Roddy change at all? And does playing Bell and Bush hedge my bets?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Tom Thumb: Would be good to know where the shoulder injury news is coming from. Twitter/google don’t support it.

        For that reason I still say Roddy.

          • Tom Thumb says:
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            @Tom Thumb: not worried about Revis either? Okay let’s say I make Roddy my WR2, Kendall Wright DeAngelo or Bell for flex? Thanks!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Tom Thumb: Thanks, that note pretty much says there’s nothing to worry about, though. They’re just limiting reps. Something tells me this is a non-story.

              Wright

  6. Ron says:
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    If you absolutely had to trade one of these RBs for a pressing need, which 2 would be first and second to go…

    Forte, Stacy, Woodhead, Mathews, S. Jax, Vereen, Gio

    • Ron says:
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      @Ron: I should add that this is in a .5PPR 2 keeper league.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Ron: sjax mathews, no question.

  7. Jogon says:
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    Start 3 WR :

    Shorts
    Allen
    Harvin
    Cooper
    Wallace
    Colston

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jogon: Covered in rankings above. Shots.

  8. James says:
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    Need to start 2 in a PPR league between Moreno, Sproles, Hilton and R. Jennings. Leaning towards Moreno and Hilton but the matchups are tough. Any help is appreciated!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James: Jennings/Hilton

  9. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Ray Rice, Kendall Wright or Cecil Shorts at my flex in PPR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Wright for floor, Rice for upside due to matchup.

  10. Wilsonian says:
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    Alright, so here’s comes the lineup questions. From my TE down, here’s the lineup:

    TE: Graham
    W/R: CJnoK
    W/R/T: Gordon
    BN: Ridley
    BN: Shorts
    BN: Harvin
    BN: Reed

    Who goes in the flex spots? I’m assuming Johnson has one locked up. And then the other seems to be either Reed or Shorts, per your rankings. Or am I *gasp* benching Graham for Reed? Man that has been a tough call between those two lately. 0.5 PPR, and I’m sure you know the bonuses by now.

    Also, I currently have New England at DEF. Our league is actually just Defense, there are no special teams points, if that makes a difference to you. They have put up decent numbers lately and SF just put 12 on Carolina. Am I really dropping them for any of the following:

    Det, NO, Carolina

    I have trouble having any faith in Detroit, New Orleans, or Carolina (as good as they have been) against New England with Brady and his homies back.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: I ranked Reed ahead of Graham for a reason, my man. His snap count has been all over the place. 33 on a week where NO racked up a record breaking 40 first downs in a game.

      SF only scored 3 FGs – ie 9 points, not 12 – but they’re a run first team and the Pats are not. If you wanna play weekly matchups, it’s your choice. I ranked them the way I did for a reason. Matchups are the most important thing about them from week to week. You still have a top 10 defense for the week in my book.

      I’m not seeing a reason to change the lineup you have in except Reed over Graham.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, I completely understand that re: Graham. It’s just so damn hard to bench him. I did bench him a couple weeks ago and he blew up with two TDs. Left him in last week and Reed outscored him by 7 or so points. I can definitely agree with you, but Graham just has that potential to get 30+ points/week in our league.

        I meant SF’s Defense scored 12 points in our league against Carolina. My thought is that New England could score that against them as well. I play the weekly matchups and it has generally worked (aside from Tennessee last week over Carolina). I’m just not sure I can ride the NO or DET train. Not saying you won’t be right, but it’s a roll of the dice in my opinion. New England has actually been pretty decent overall.

        So you wouldn’t play Shorts over Gordon, even though you have Shorts higher? Would you consider playing Reed at flex and leaving Graham in, as well?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah I misread that. Actually, seeing that you can play both Reed and Graham, I’d do that and hope NO moves the ball well and gets him in the RZ a few times. Just last week was a pretty nice matchup and he did very little damage.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: alright, so you’d toss Gordon to the bench and slot Reed in there? That was kind of the route I was leaning. Of course Gordon will blow up on my bench like he always does when I don’t play him.

            No worries on the misread, you have a ton of shizz to go through and you do a helluva thorough job.

            Heard Talib might be back this week, too, which helps NE a little bit. Not that Carolina’s pass offense is sick or anything, but it definitely doesn’t hurt if he’s back.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Yeah, I hear ya on Gordon. He’s a WR1 talent with WR2 ghost weeks. Frustrating as all heck.

              Yeah, Talib would neutralize…hrm…Olsen? If Carolina is smart, they slow the game down, turn it into smashmouth and shorten the game. I do think Brady’s weapons are back but all they need is a few sacks – easier to do this year on Brady than last – to keep it tight to the end. I’m expecting a good game overall if the gameplans are right. I have to assume Brady will be using a lot of screen passes to reduce the pass rush and take a few shots here and there once the defense loosens.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: yeah, I think it could actually be a great game. I’m hopeful that Carolina’s defense can really shut Mr. Bundchen down. My opponent has Amendola and Gronk! But I’m still rolling with NE on the week. I don’t trust Carolina’s offense. If NE can get 10 points, I’ll be happy.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  CAR’s offense is the only thing holding them back this year as they surge for the playoffs. They’ve needed a WR for Cam for three years now. I’m sure they won’t resolve the issue any time soon.

                  I don’t think they’ll contain Gronk – hard for anyone to do – but I think if they can create pressure on Brady, there’ll be plenty of sacks/TO opportunities. It’ll be a playoff calibre game with NE slowly pulling away at the end.

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Sky: Oh I know no one can stop Gronk, but they’re about as close as anyone to hopefully keep him from having 30+ points. I’m liking the matchup from a football fan’s perspective, for sure.

                    Now let’s hope CJ?K can return to his form from two weeks ago and get me 40 points tonight!!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha, I’m with you. I’d really like to see the Titans rely heavily on CJ in the flat in the passing game for a little bit. They get predictable on offense too often.

                      I think the Panthers are gonna be amped after that win @SF but in all truth it wasn’t as impressive as they’ve drawn it up in their heads. Kaep without Crabtree AND VD? Might as well throw Blaine Gabbert back there. Still, they’ll come in hungry at home after it. Really looking forward to watching it. I might even forget the fantasy aspect for a while!

  11. 12-team PPR

    Trade proposed to me:

    My Jordy Nelson
    for his…
    Keenan Allen.

    Who do you like ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James R: Very close trade. I like Keenan alot. Think he’ll have a shot at bigger games over the remainder of the season. I’d take him there.

  12. My league mandates that you hold 2 DEF mandatory.
    I have
    KC @ DEN
    &
    BUF vs NJ
    but…
    ARI @ Jax is available on waivers, at this time.

    Please rank ROS…
    KC
    BUF
    ARI

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James R: You’ve ranked them appropriately

  13. MrWright says:
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    I think it’s assumed he plans on Revis matching up against Douglas. That said, in .5 PPR would you start White over Nelson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @MrWright: Please see the rankings above

  14. Cram It says:
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    Man, you’re all up in some Foles this week huh? Is that with a weighted measure of continued upside? Or just flat out confidence he’s a lock for a huge day? I had Stafford in and pretty confident he’ll go 275+/2. What kind of discrepancy do you see in their days? (Figure it’s a better discussion than Tiquan Underwood vs. Rishard Matthews…)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cram It: PIT ain’t the greatest defense but they aren’t slouches either. WAS is just the better matchup. We’re talking 2 vs 6 at QB. Not a huge variance but I do think Foles has the better day.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Yeah PIT actually has a very low YPG against the pass, but after Brady lit them up, I think they’re going in the wrong direction. I just don’t have Foles in the circle of trust yet. I saw the “highlights” from last game and some of those throws…yikes. But you’re right, it is little variance and they’re both set up for strong days.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Oh agree there was a lot of trust in his receivers last week to make him look good but no moreso than Keenum has received. If he were slinging to CAR receivers I’d worry more but Cooper/DJax have been great. There’s also the shootout factor to consider. If DET shuts down Ben and company the game will slow down. I don’t think the Eagles can do that to RG3 personally

          • Cram It says:
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            @Sky: Good point. Philly/Wash should have a lot faster pace.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Cram It: Yeah, that’s what makes it so tough to choose some weeks. Always have a narrative of where and why things will go that way and see if it goes that way. You’re gonna have a hard time going wrong either way if you have both.

  15. Tim says:
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    Have a trade question… I’m in a 2 qb, 2rb, 3wr, 2 flex league and, somehow, have a 7-3 record with Kaepernick as my number one qb. I traded for Ryan and picked up Mccown and Fitzpatrick last week. My WR are Cruz, Antonio Brown, Hilton with Roddy, Amendola and Stevie on the pine. I have McCoy and Forte starting, with Pierre Thomas (and waiver pickups Rainey and Donald Brown). I traded for Gronk (giving up Fred Jackson and Riley Cooper). Sorry for the long-windedness, but the question is, should I trade Cruz or Antonio Brown for Cutler for the playoffs. I think between the Ryan, Kaep and Fitz I can play the matchups and be okay, but Cutler would be an upgrade. Thanks for the advice, you have helped this season on a couple occasions and the next mojito will be on me

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tim: Ha, sounds awesome! Cutler has a high ankle sprain. I don’t see that as a good idea to trade away top WR talent for him.

  16. L-Boogie says:
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    Why so crazy low on Glennon this week. I know he’s no stud, but I thought my 9 year old daughter could throw 250 yards against the Atlanta D.

    Disclaimer: my daughter has never even picked up a football let alone thrown one.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @L-Boogie: Ha, I think the gameplan around him is too simple. Miami made him look pretty bad last week. I don’t have huge hopes for him down the stretch.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: By that rationale, why so high on Fitz? Is the Tenn game plan really going to be pass heavy instead of cramming CJ and Greene down the Colts throats?

        Disclaimer#2: I know very little about offensive gameplans.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Fitz can run too. Plus it doesn’t have to be a 5 yard run, it can be a 5 yard dumpoff pass. I don’t know if TEN wins but they’re gonna give Luck a run for his money, I think

          • L-Boogie says:
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            @Sky: I’m trying to decide between the 2 of them for this week (Damn you Bradford, Locker, Cutler, etc). Problem is, I’m facing the highest scoring team in my league so I need POINTS this week. I know Glennon will probably get me 15-20 points (or maybe more like 11-16). But he just seems more likely to exceed projections than Fitz.due to opponent, the TB RB mess, and… well… it Ryan Fitzpatrick.

            Disclaimer #3: I already picked up Glennon before your rankings came out so I think I’m just trying to convince myself I made the right decision. Pride’s a bitch.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @L-Boogie: Hey man, I completely understand the Glennon narrative. I really do. Just don’t think he has that upside after having already played ATL once and shown what he can and by association can’t do. Just a low upside play in my book.

              • L-Boogie says:
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                @Sky: And believe me, I trust your opinion much more than my own. Thanks for the advice.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha, no worries. I don’t mind talking out my logic on things at all and welcome interaction on the subject. ‘What’s your reasoning’ or ‘why do you think that’ questions are always fun in so long as I have time to answer. Better than ‘that’s stupid, Glennon’s got a great matchup, he’s gonna go off! You suck!’.

  17. Dan says:
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    Trade MJD/Steve Johnson for Demarco Murray? I have a lot of WR depth, but looking to upgrade at RB. PPR League.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: I would

  18. Mike says:
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    Need a DEF this week…your rankings are so diff than most…..
    Why so high on BUFF and DET?
    Surprised so low on Packers and Browns…
    Thanks

    • the imp says:
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      @Mike: I have been flopping between BUF and GB myself (I won’t comment on CLE as I haven’t thought about them, so I’m not surprised Sky (and other experts) are scattershot this week.
      For me, BUF offers the safety of a home team going against an opponent that is unlikely to explode. However, I think there is some fear that the NYJ owns BUF a little given how poorly the BUF DST did in their earlier game with the Jets. BUF also might be a little bit of a mess on offense depending on how Spiller and Manual can play without the receivers being healthy.
      The Packers are more boom/bust. They are likely to give up more points (based on the NFL lines), and perhaps many more points in their road tilt against a quasi-desperate team, but the Giants are also inclined to implode more than just about any team in the league and played terribly last week.
      I’ve got a claim in for BUF (stuck on waivers till tonight) in the hope that earlier NYJ success was fluky as I prefer to take a solid DST over the boom or bust variety when I’m not a huge underdog.

    • Sky

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      @Mike: Cincy at home against the Browns, think they’ll be fine. GB hasn’t exactly been the toughest defense and they don’t cause many TO. They’re just ok.

      PIT’s O-line is terrible. They give up plenty of sack opportunities and I think the Steelers will get turned into a one dimensional, turnover prone team quickly. BUF defense has been great all year, their offense has made them look bad. Geno turns the ball over plenty and they have a large sack tally on the year. Good at home play.

  19. Benny says:
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    What are your thoughts on Cam Newton for the rest of the year? I need to make a move because Kaepernick is KILLING me. The guy with Newton isn’t starting him, but would Newton be only a small upgrade to a slightly less annoying headache?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Benny: That’s exactly what Cam will be. But depends what you’re giving up. If you can get him without really hurting your team anywhere else….

  20. Zandy says:
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    Send Lamar Sproles and Hilton for rashad Jennings, McFadden and garçon?
    I’d have Stacy Oakland and Ellington as my too rbs
    Standard league. Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Go for it

  21. Mike says:
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    Ellington or Riley cooper for Flex?
    Standard league

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Ellington

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: I’d rather go Cooper there. Arians is a jerk.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: HAHA

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Cram It: Ha, you know my heart’s with Andre but man, that dude is a wart.

  22. Jon says:
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    Got a ROS question: I’ve ended up with a lot of Patriots: Brady, Gronk, Vereen, Amendola. I worry about weeks like this where they face a good defense, but their weekly ranks are good. Would you try to trade some of these guys to diversify, or just hope they don’t lay an egg on any given week?

    • Sky

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      @Jon: I’m not against trading them away, just depends who you’re trading and what for. I wouldn’t be worried about it just because they’re on the same team. Many people would kill to have all 3 Bronco receivers. You just hope the bad week one has is negated by a great week from another. It all balances out.

  23. TJ says:
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    Matt Ryan is killing me in my 1-QB leage. Would trading Alfred Morris as a round 18 keeper for 2014 for a round 8 Andrew Luck be a horrible deal for me?
    I have enough depth at RB that I can lose Morris without it killing my team, but is Luck that much of an upgrade?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @TJ: Not horrible in a keeper. Think it helps you this year and forward if it’s a forever keeper league. That said, you have zero options on waivers right now?

  24. Scott says:
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    Sky

    Pick 2 for 0.5 ppr
    Steve Smith, Roddy White, Percy Harvin, Jarrett Boykin, Marvin Jones, Justin Hunter

    Flex for 0.5 ppr
    Ridley, Ellington, or Jordan Cameron

    THANKS

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott:

      Have your first question covered above.

      Tough choices to roll with. I think I’d go Cameron there.

  25. Steve Stevenson says:
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    How much does your Hou DST rank change if McGloin starts, or is that already baked in?

    Sitting at 5-5 and narrowly clinging to a playoff spot in my dynasty league. My opponent, who’s right behind me at 4-6, is trotting out Cam, AP and Lynch, and my lineup is rough due to injury, ineffectiveness and matchups, so I feel like I need to swing for the fences this week (std scoring):

    QB Ryan (lost out on Keenum, the last decent QB on waivers)
    RB1 Forte (tough matchup)
    RB2 Tate (broken ribs)
    WR1 Allen (ok by me)
    WR2 Roddy (Dez on bye–obvious concern here, but if I have to play Ryan I may as well double down on him)
    Flex L. Miller (not excited by this either)
    TE Graham (ok by me)
    DST Seattle (yay!)
    K Some Guy

    My question is, given the need for upside, should I put in Rainey for Miller? Rainey looked good the other night, and the Falcons look awful.

    • Sky

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      @Steve Stevenson: As tempted as I am by Rainey, I think he’s one week away from getting a start for me.

      I want to see how the week rolls out for Oakland. I’m already assuming Pryor is limited and a possible non-start but the big thing is they haven’t been that impressive even with good matchups so far. It’s just hard to get that excited about them. They’ll move up a bit if McGloin is indeed the starter but Rashad is still a big part of their problem in my book.

  26. Tedd says:
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    Which kicker for this week: Novak or Folk?

    Defense: San Diego, Denver , New England, or Green Bay

    Wide receiver 3 Cotchery, LaFell or Kearse

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tedd: See rankings above. Shots

      • Tedd says:
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        @Cram It: I wasn’t about rankings – who you like better.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Tedd: I like ‘em how they are ranked above for this week.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Tedd: let’s get this right, you came here, read the rankings (or didn’t) and then thought when you asked a question about this week’s players, at their positions, the answer would could be different than the rankings. Rankings (for this week, 11) are exactly what you want. They are at the top of this page.

  27. Principle Blackman says:
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    Should I drop Stevie Johnson for Deandre Hopkins in PPR. I’m primarily thinking forward towards my next week, when I’ll have AJ Green, Desean Jackson, and Nick Foles on bye. It is also Stevie’s bye week, so he doesn’t help me (he was a throw-in on a trade and I have only started him once all year). As it is I only have two WRs in T Williams and C Patterson (Ret. Yards), so I need to acquire one no matter what. I’m going to be plugging one of Vereen, TRich, or Mathews into my QWRT spot.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Principle Blackman: In that context, picking up DeAndre makes sense. Go for it.

  28. brick says:
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    Thanks for the ranks!

    Who would you rather flex: Sproles, Ivory, Colston, Vereen, MJD?

    • brick says:
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      @brick:

      To Add to that:

      Flex: Trich, Rainey, Boykin, Bowe

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @brick: Rankings above eliminate most of your question. I’d go with T-Rich there.

  29. J Money says:
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    .5 PPR

    Thoughts on Vjax ROS?
    His schedule is as follows: ATL, @DET, @CAR, BUF, SF, @STL

    Was offered a trade of my Sanders and a 4th rounder for Vjax and a 8th rounder.
    I am not concerned about the picks if the trade is worth it.

    Current WRs
    WR1: Djax
    WR2: Allen
    WR/TE: Wright
    BN: Sanders
    IR: Cobb

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J Money: You have DJax and Allen. It’s not worth it.

  30. Pete says:
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    RG3 is my QB on 2 teams and thinking of picking a backup for playoffs. I have Cutler on one team and considering picking him up for the other team and hoping he’s healthy by week 14. You think that’s the right move for playoff upside? Keenum is available in one league and Big Ben and Campbell are available in both leagues as “the next best options.”

    • Hooverville says:
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      @Pete: I’d go with Keenum, his schedule is cake coming down the stretch.

  31. Hooverville says:
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    I think you’re totally off-mark on the NYG D rating. They’re playing a 3rd-string QB in Tolzien, who was on the practice squad one week ago at home in a must win game. I think they’re a top-5 D this week. They’ll probably get around 3-5 sacks with how banged up GB’s O-line is. Look what they did last week, 17 fantasy pts, against an OAK team that probably has a better offense than GB at this point.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hooverville: Ummm no, Oakland does not have a better offense than GB. I’d rather have Tolzien than Eli right now. GB hangs at least 3 TD’s on them.

      • Hooverville says:
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        @Cram It: You know that OAK’s QB is Pryor right? I’d rather have Pryor than Tolzien. Tolzien has played 1 game vs. the Eagles, and his QB rating was 70.5. 1 TD and 2 INTs. NYG D is much better than PHI D, and that GB game last week was at home, this is his first away game, against a team that must win.
        There is a site that I use for Defenses weekly, this guy is a pro, analyzes everything. He predicted the KC D blowing up before they did. He has NYG D as the 2nd ranked D this week. I can send you the link, but Razzball probably doesn’t want me linking to another site, and I love Razzball.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Hooverville: That’s cool. Sure the Giants might get a couple of a sacks, even a pick or two. But Tolzien has a plethora of weapons better than Pryor. He was thrust into that game last week. He’s had time to gameplan now. I just think that offense will put up some points as long as Wallace isn’t back there, I don’t care what the Giants did last week.

          KC D blowup? When did that happen?

          • Hooverville says:
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            @Cram It: “Blow up” in a positive way. They were his #1 D before the season started.

              • Hooverville says:
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                @Cram It: The Vegas lines are set at an o/u of 42.5 total points in the NYG/GB game, with NYG favored by 6pts, so Vegas is predicting a final score of the neighborhood of GB: 18 , NYG: 24. Giving up 18pts, I’d put the over/under for turnovers at 2 from GB and the number of sacks at around 3 which has been their average the past few games. So that’s 1pt for 18pts allowed, anywhere from 4-6pts depending on turnovers, and 3pts for sacks. That puts you at 8-10pts before factoring the 15% chance of a D or return TD for another point.

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                    @Hooverville: 6 points for TO is at the high end. I say 2 TO tops, maybe 3 sacks (3 pts) and O points for how many points GB scores. I know the spread. I moneylined that game with GB. So i see 7 points max for NYG D.

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                      @Cram It:some people forget how bad that def was for MANY weeks before some good matchups.

                    • Hooverville says:
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                      @Cram It: I called it!! 4th scoring D this week.

        • L-Boogie says:
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          @Hooverville: By all means, please give us the link to the site. Wouldn’t be the first, or even the 12th time I’ve seen another site linked here. Anything we can do to help each other get a competitive edge. Its going to have no effect (affect?) on the way Razzball does things or the loyalty of their commenters.

            • L-Boogie says:
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              @Hooverville: Eh. This guy constantly hedges his bets like ESPN and the rest of them.

              The Jets are ranked #6 and in the same blurb he writes that they “appear to have the most upside” but then he writes “but proceed with caution.”

              Essentially “I ranked them high, but if it doesn’t work out don’t blame me.”

              • Hooverville says:
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                @L-Boogie: He uses a lot of algorithms to produce his rankings based on Vegas lines, so sometimes his data produces stuff that he thinks has more variance, i.e. the Jets. He thinks they could have a high ceiling, and his data shows that, but we don’t know a lot about Jeff Tuel so there’s more variance there, hence there are probably more ‘safe’ plays than the Jets.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Hooverville: Time will tell. You clearly have your bias/stance. I just don’t think the 6th worst scoring defense on the year with an offense that puts it in bad spots all the time is really one to crow about. Pryor’s knee has been ailing him, affecting his run game and thus making it hard to really buy into what the Giants did last week. Oakland did more damage to themselves than NYG did to them in my book.

      • Hooverville says:
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        @Sky: I’m crowing about it! 4th scoring D this week!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’ll give it to you if you own one small thing: your end line is weak if JPP doesn’t pick-6 it. He has two career INTs. Admit the luck factor and we can talk :)

          • Hooverville says:
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            @Sky: Admittedly, TD’s are flukey. And they definitely got lucky on that play. Defensive TDs are total luck, but they’d still be 4th this week if you took the TDs away from the Def’s that put one in. Tolzien is a Defensive streamers best friend until Rodgers/Wallace come back. Although he didn’t get sacked, which I thought would happen, so maybe he trends upward.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              True, re: the TDs. Just felt like it was a riskier play than needed to be but it panned out well for you. We’ll see how Tolzien stacks up next week against a pretty week defense.

  32. Zar says:
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    Someone dropped Aaron Rodgers in my league. It’s a non-ppr standard league. I’m already down 1 bench spot because I have 2 DSTs (KC vs denver is ugly). I’m thinking of dropping SJax to make a waiver claim on Rodgers. That’ll leave me with Andre Brown/Ben Tate as my starters with Bell and Stacy and Miller on my bench. I just don’t have any faith in starting SJax over brown or stacy. My current QB is RG3.

    I’m also thinking of dropping Miller for Crabtree/Dobson.

    Should I do both of these moves?

    • Hooverville says:
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      @Zar: I would do whatever it takes to get Rodgers. I’d rather drop (Lamar?) Miller before SJax

      • Zar says:
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        @Hooverville: yes, Lamar miller

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zar: Since you’re making an upside bench move more than a need a starter now move, Rodgers for SJax makes sense. I’d hold on the rest for now.

      • Zar says:
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        @Sky: I think my starting WRs should be solid for now with Marshall, Keenan Allen, and Hilton. All their byes have passed as well. I just hate holding onto 2 DSTs and 2 TEs, I can’t let Thomas or Gronk go :(

        Thanks Sky :D

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zar: Sounds like you should try and swing a trade w/that type of TE setup.

          • Zar says:
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            I can propose a trade for …Andre Johnson, Decker, Forte, or Moreno (Guy is starting Fauria) or try for Reggie Bush/Eddie Lacy (Guy is starting Antonio Gates.

            Thomas and SJax for Forte sound good? I’m facing the guy this week ><

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I’d take Forte there..I’m assuming that’s Orange Julius.

  33. CL says:
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    Yo yo yo… New proud owner of Gronk here (sold Moreno).

    #1: PPR… Vereen, SJax, or Mike Wallace at flex? If Vereen wasn’t playing Monday night I’d say it’s got to be him, right??

    #2: PPR… Colston over SJax for flex, right?

    You da man as usual!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Well done!

      1 – Yeah, that’s tough. I think Wallace has the best matchup but I don’t really trust any of the three.

      2 – Against SF, that’s a tough call but it’s the right call until we see ATL actually commit to their ‘we need to get more carries for SJax’ stance.

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        @Sky: Yup… we shall see. Good luck this week.

  34. Markus says:
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    Just wondering what your thoughts were on my team – PPR, 9-1 so far.

    Starters

    Peyton
    Lynch
    Gore
    Andre Brown
    Demaryious
    Shorts
    Gonzo
    Folk
    Cards

    Bench:

    Big Ben
    PThomas
    Turbin
    Hunter
    KWright
    Crabtree
    Carlson
    Cobb(IR)

    Also, should I be rostering Michael instead of Turbin, for Lynch’s handcuff?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Markus: Solid looking squad. Weakest link is your TE but plenty of teams can say that.

      I’m not really that big on carrying handcuffs so I’d be using your bench for other players but your starting lineup is solid so it isn’t a huge deal. Overall, good squad that leans heavily on Peyton and a solid RB attack. Main thing you need in my book is a better bench but if everyone stays healthy, you have nothing to worry about on that front.

  35. Toby says:
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    Tied for 4th place in my standard 12-team league, I have a HUGE weekend ahead of me if I want to make the playoffs. Please help me decide who to start:

    WR: Alshon Jeffrey, Golden Tate, Cecil Shorts, Denarius Moors, Dwayne Bowe, James Jones
    RB: Jamaal Charles, Ben Tate, Rashard Mendehall, Brian Leonard

    My gut says to stick with Jeffrey and Shorts at WR, Charles and Ben Tate at RB and Golden Tate as my flex option. However, Shorts faces a tough matchup this week against Arizona and Mendenhall faces a dream matchup against Jax.

    Who would you start?

    Also, I need to drop one of my players for a TE. Would you rather drop Terrance Williams, Moore, Bowe, Mendenhall, or Leonard?

    Thanks for your help!!!

    • Zar says:
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      @Toby: If it’s a standard yahoo league with no flex, then he has you covered in the rankings :p

  36. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    Hate to ask Kicker questions but I am forced to :(

    I dont see Ryan Succop Kansas City kicker in your rankings.I picked him in most of my leagues as he was consistent most leagues.

    Do you think he is not worth roster spot?

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Benny: Gameflow call. You’re not kicking FGs if you fall behind 14-0. It’s in Denver and the main weapon that KC has is their run game which is the one thing that Denver has been strong against defensively this year. I’m just not seeing a game where the kicker for KC factors in enough to play him, personally.

  37. Jamie says:
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    Woodhead or Josh Gordon in a .5 ppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jamie: I like Woodhead there.

  38. J-FOH says:
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    Good Morning Football Bossman, I was thinking of a little ROS WR3-4 type stuff. In a PPR, like our RCL’s please rank and hopefully commenters will read this.

    Douglas, Williams, Boykin, LaFell, Harvin, Matthews, Hartline, Hopkins, Jones, Floyd, Randle, Dobson, Underwood, Brown, Burelson,

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-FOH: That’s a long list yo. I’m partial to Boykin. Purely gut feeling though.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: you know where you can stick your gut feelings?

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: In my gut?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: Cram hole! are we slippping over there other angry guy?

    • Shake N Bacon says:
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      @J-FOH: Underwood has the Kid & Play haircut going right? Then he’s #1 for me.

      I like Harvin then Dobson then Boykin. But I think all those guys are around the same. Harvin could be boom or bust. Depends on if he stays healthy. If Nicks goes on IR ever, then Randle becomes interesting to me.

      But I’m no expert…so there’s my disclaimer.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Shake N Bacon: thats my point, it’s tough with this group. As teams get ready for the playoffs and making runs at making them they might have to decide between some of these guys

        • Shake N Bacon says:
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          @J-FOH: Good point Jack. You’re a team player my man.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: My answer definitely deserves a mojito!

      Harvin/Boykin/Dobson/Randle/Hopkins/Floyd/Matthews/Jones/Douglas/Hartline/LaFell/Burleson/Underwood

      You can rank ‘Williams’ and ‘Brown’ by yourself since only you really know who they are :P I’ll throw in Smith while I’m at it.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: Marvin and terrance

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: Terrance top 3?

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            @Sky: I meant Marlon. Williams is a toughie, I put him slightly higher for the TD factor

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              W/football, have to factor in balance. Last week he was saved by 1 catch for a TD. It’s why I have him and Randle close by.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  @J-FOH: I had them both on the same team in 2 or 3 leagues. Actually one I had Randle/Cooper/Williams. Sphincter clenches for most of Sunday with that kinda crew.

                  • J-FOH

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                    @Sky: rectal bleeding from all that pressure?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Well, the taco bell isn’t helping in that regards but I’m sure it’s at least 30% of that problem.

  39. James says:
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    Hey Sky,
    12 team ppr

    Pick two for this week: One of them needs to be a RB, the other would be flex

    Vereen, F.Jackson, Harvin, Leonard, Wright.

    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      FJax/Vereen

  40. kingforaday151 says:
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    I’ve been begging myself to bench T-Rich for weeks, finally had myself talked in to it and then I see T-Rich at 21! More love for him here than most others, what is it you like? I’m going to use Jordan Reed at my TE spot, Tate/Bush/Ellington at RB…would you use Tony Gonzalez or T-Rich (or Donald Brown) in my FLEX? Unsure of Gonzalez’s toe, but I obviously would need to move Richardson/Brown in for tonight.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @kingforaday151: All comes from what the coaches are saying. They want to run the ball more and Tennessee is pretty good at giving up points to RBs this year.

      I’d want T-Rich

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @kingforaday151: And as an aside, if you’re playing a particular person in your flex on a Thursday, move them into their actual position in your lineup. Always. You never know when a late week injury could force a guy out of your starting lineup. Flex should be decided Sunday morning, not Thursday.

  41. Zandy says:
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    Sorry about all the trade questions. This should save you a lot of time haha. Can you please rank Ros for a standard league
    Demarco, mcfadden/jennings,mjd, Matthews, Ellington, Lamar, Sproles

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Murray/Mathews/Jennings/Lamar/MJD/Ellington/Sproles

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks man. Pre incognito scandal I was loving my Stacy and Lamar backfield with Sproles and Ellington sitting behind — now I have 3 dice rolls so trying to upgrade for the playoff push and get some consistency

        • Sky

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          Completely understand and agree about Lamar. Doesn’t help the coaches are schmucks in Miami. Lose the left half of your o-line, eh? Well, let’s not change the rushing game plan to respond to that! Idiots.

  42. Frank White says:
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    This goes out to Cram our Sky, Wutup… I know I asked a question something like this but who would you rather have on your fantasy team right now, sproles or Pierre??

    • Cram It says:
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      @Frank White: Yeah, how many different ways are you going to ask about Sproles and PT? I’d rather have PT.

      • Frank White says:
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        Yeah I know I’m sorry it’s just I don’t understand cause when I read they’re notes it saYs Thomas is a RB3/flex and Sproles is a low end RB2 but also Pierre is projected a couple points more. It confues me and I don’t know why.. Do you if you don’t mind?? If not then I won’t annoy you about it no more.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Frank White: main point being you are reading the notes of people that have nothing to do with what anybody at razzball said about anything. Sky clearly doesn’t trust sproles at this point over PT.

  43. Micky says:
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    @Sky
    Need 2 of these (1/2 PPR) win and clinch the #1 seed!

    K. Wright
    H. Nicks
    M. Colston
    P. Harvin
    Sharrod White

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Micky: Not sure who Sharrod White is but I have you covered with the rankings above.

  44. Shameless says:
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    Please go into detail why you are ranking Foles higher than Peyton. I am currently ranked third in the Rotowire NFFC, have both players, and am torn between who to start. I understand the reasoning behind starting Foles because he is playing WAS but how can you not start the best player in the game?!?!

    This will be a strategic week as the number one team has all Bronco players including Peyton. Second place team has Brees and a really good core of players to round out his team. I am sitting in third torn between playing Peyton or Foles. Finally, the fourth place team is in a similar predicament as me having both Peyton and Foles, as of today he is starting Foles.

    Just looking for a little insight as we are getting down to the wire here. Thank you

    • Cram It says:
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      @Shameless: Sky will go into detail, but “how can you not start the best player in the game?” is not a valid supporting argument. He’s going up against the best defense in the game.

      • Shameless says:
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        @CramIt So you believe in starting Foles?

        Would you start KC D or NYJ D?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Shameless: We’re talking the difference between the 2nd best QB and the 4th best QB. Any argument for or against is gonna be pretty weak, don’t you think? Foles has the easier defense to play against, the healthier ankle and has performed very well of late. Just reflecting that in my rankings.

  45. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Poised for the playoffs, I am boarding the quarterback shit liner;

    Who do you like out of this list, this week, and ROS?

    Glennon, Mccown, Pryor (Knee?), Manuel, Clemmens, Fitzpatrick.

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: and how can I forget Campbell!

      That’s who I’m starting this week right now unless you think McCown or Glennon would be better.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Jiggy Nits: Ha, rankings above cover your question for this week. McCown I like ROS at this point but I don’t think you have to make that choice given that collection. You can just play matchups.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Jiggy Nits: I love McCown. So many weapons

  46. Grant says:
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    Unfortunately I have Lamar Miller as my top RB this week with Murray on bye. I have S-Jax plugged in at by 2nd back. Leonard is still out there at this time. Based on rankings you have them very close to one another. My receivers are loaded so I am more looking for a RB with upside, which I think S-Jax can not give me at this time. Do you pick up Leonard or Rainey for that matter in TB to start at RB2, or go with Jax and just pray?

    • Sky

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      @Grant: SJax and pray. I’d pick up both if I could for my bench but if I have to choose between the two, it’s Rainey for longer term upside ROS.

  47. David says:
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    Marquis Goodwin a good sleeper with Woods and Stevie Johnson seemingly not playing Sunday for Buffalo?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @David: Jets can be beaten deep so yes. Graham on the same plane. I wouldn’t expect much, though. Manuel looked awful last week.

  48. Nathan says:
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    Sup Sky,

    Rishard Matthews or Lamar Miller as my flex? (ppr)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Nathan: Tough…matchup says Rishard has the better chance at success but he’ll be competing w/Wallace and Hartline for those touches this week. I have to say Miller for safety, Rishard for upside. I’d lean Miller.

      • Nathan says:
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        @Sky: Gotcha, thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          no prob good luck!

  49. KC says:
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    Hi Sky,

    I’m in a must-win situation this week and was wondering if you can help me understand some of your ranking logic above.

    1. I have Kaepernick and Case Keenum. Kaepernick’s last game was a dud, but before that it looked like he was coming around. Is he ranked so low because of the NO defense, or you’re just low on him in general?… all of this assumes Vernon Davis plays I guess. In any case, do you trust Keenum going forward?

    2. I have Jennings, Rice, and Ivory as my RB options. How come Ivory is ranked so low? I know he’s been sporadic, but it seems like IF he is the #1 RB he’s primed for a good game… or at least a better game than Ray Rice? I know this is “covered in the rankings above” but Rice has been so awful lately any commentary is appreciated.

    3. I have KC, NYJ, and BUF defenses to pick from. I guess I’ll bench KC against Denver, but the Jets and Bills are playing each other and I have to think the Jets will win that game. Even then is Buffalo a better play? Jets are coming off a bye and seem to have an equally good matchup playing Buffalo.

    Thanks

    • Sky

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      1) Vernon Davis may or may not play and NO’s defense has been strong all year and they’re at home. Kaep doesn’t have the weapons to keep up in what should be a pass-heavy game. I like Keenum fine, just depends on matchups on when I’d play him. I’d play him this week over Kaep.

      2) He’s the #1 RB if Jets stay on top all game. If not, Bilal gets a heavy dose of playing time. I don’t trust his use until I see him stay in on passing situations. Rice has the better matchup anyways.

      3) Buffalo defense has been very good on multiple levels and they’ve been a solid play at home given the right matchup. Geno is 4th in QB TOs this year (13 INT/3Fmbl) and is playing on the road. Not a recipe for success. I could see it being a poor offensive output for both teams but I always like the home team’s odds when talking defense over the road team.

  50. Prez says:
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    Well, i was going to stream palmer… Looks like im grabbin mccown now.. it must be lonely down there on the rankings for carson..

    My sleeper tight end. Brent celek… Mark it down!

    • Sky

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      You’ve been marked! I like Ertz there myself. Eagles oddly didn’t have to throw much last week or I think him and Zach would’ve had better numbers.

      McCown is gonna be a sneaky QB to own down the stretch. I’m wondering if Cutler’s high ankle sprain keeps him out ROS.

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        @Sky: high ankle sprains are no beuno, no matter what..im just using him for romo’s bye then he goes back to the wire im sure. Im pretty solid on qbs in every league except the rcl where i lost rodgers and have foles on waivers. Ssshh dont tell my leaguemates!

        (Since this is the theme of the day)
        Disclaimer: i wont get him and will have to roll with dalton.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Foles is on waivers?!? It’s hard to tell leaguemates when they’re all dead!

          Enjoy pimping out in the Ginto.

          • Prez says:
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            @Sky: the ginto! Nooooooooooooo! Hahaha

            Someone just dropped him a couple days ago, so im waiting for him to clear waivers. Dude has brady already so maybe thats why? I dunno… Not like i have any chance of going above .500 anyway with quizz rodgers as my rb1… Team is definitely the ugly duckling of the bunch.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Quizz…ouch. Yeah, you’re gonna put on a struggle face with that team the rest of the year. Goes well with the Red Rocket!

              • Prez says:
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                @Sky: macfadden, dougie and rodgers so far, gone… Just trying to make lemonade with these lemons..

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I’d go for a lemon drop. Yeah it’s a girlie drink but I make them for my wife and drink one from time to time. Don’t judge me!

                  • Prez says:
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                    @Sky: those are pretty fuckin good! I mean, not that id know… A friend told me! Yeah.. thats it…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      @Prez: Yeah, a female friend!

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          @Prez: Shit, he is on waivers…isn’t he? :)

          I’ve got RG3 and Rivers so difficult for me to go after Foles too. I’ve got 12th waiver priority so you don’t have to worry about me. Gtoxitis might grab him though, just to f#ck with us.

  51. forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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    1.] Leonard or Vereen at the flex?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have you covered in the rankings above my man.

  52. the hungarian hippo says:
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    .5 ppr Currently in 1st place in 14 team league

    QB: Brees
    RB: Peterson, Moreno, Brown, Ivory, Greene
    WR: Garcon, Sanders, Hartline, Cobb
    TE: Streaming… Currently going with Delanie (may change for Ertz or Marcedes)

    I know you are lowering your expectations on Moreno… Would you trade Moreno and Garcon for Dez and Mathews?

    Thanks as always.

    • Sky

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      I don’t think you’re making enough of an impact in that move concerning your WRs w/Dez to make that trade. Garcon’s been pretty damn good, especially in PPR.

  53. Toby says:
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    NEED HELP!!!

    Who should I drop (I need to drop 1):

    Dwayne Bowe
    Denarius Moore
    Terrance Williams
    Brian Leonard
    Rashard Mendenhall

    THANKS!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bowe

  54. Gbbb says:
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    12 team ppr. Have rivers and Brady. Wondering yor thoughts on offering rivers and Jordan Cameron for jimmy graham. I’m assuming Brady will be the better qb between him and rivers the rest if the way. Thoughts

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gbbb: I’d start backwards. Would the other guy do that? Is Rivers an upgrade for the Graham owner?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I said to sell Graham a few weeks ago. I still don’t trust his health week to week. Last week kinda backed that up (33 snaps and very small output). I’d rather target Gronk if I’m doing a deal like that.

  55. Matthew says:
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    Sky!!

    I’m the 9-1 guy whose desperately needing a RB.

    My Tailbacks are Andre Brown, Rice, Pierre Thomas, Rainey.

    I was countered offered my Andre Johnson for his Stacy.

    I can’t get a legit RB1 for anyone

    I have AJ Green, Jordy, Amendola, Cecil Shorts at WR.

    James jones is on the wire.

    Do you suggest I take it? I love Stacy. Will he keep it up the rest of the season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like you need Stacy. It’s a fair trade, go for it.

  56. Zandy says:
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    Sent Sproles and ssmith for Matthews and Dobson. And it was accepted. The Sproles questions are finished! You like that trade?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: Ryan your boyfriend Matthews

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        My boyfriend has only one ‘t’ in his last name :)

        Good trade. Like Dobson’s upside.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Matthews = who? Just making sure I’m reading it right.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks again! So now flex Ellington or Keenan? Standard league

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Keenan

  57. Ryan says:
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    I’m goin with my gut this week and starting Luck over Keenum….I hope Fitzpatrick has one of his good games vs a poor Indy secondary, so luck has to play catch up. Being a bills fan i know how bad fitz can be, but I don’t trust Oakland to keep it close vs Houston.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Good luck!

  58. Cram It says:
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    So Foles is my backup. Trying to parlay him into an upgrade before the deadline. Tim Wright is my TE. Is Jordan Reed a significant enough upgrade? Or better to hold Foles for matchups over Stafford? Might be able to get Jimmy Graham but you don’t seem to like him ROS…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reed’s a really good upgrade in my book. I’d take Reed there. Stafford you’ll have a hard time sitting ROS anyway.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Right. Stafford has no daunting matchups ROS, so I feel like I’ll get a free upgrade from someone I can’t use anyway. Thanks yo.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Sky: Whelp, I wound up dealing Foles and Greg “Fucking Headache” Jennings for Reed. Does that have your approval?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Turn your ass my way, son, time for your stamp of approval. Nice trade!

              • Cram It says:
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                @Sky: Ha! A simple “yes” would’ve sufficed. I was a little scared after reading the first part. But, good, thanks.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Haha yeah I really like that trade for you though. I’m giving you special treatment!

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Sky: Ha. Alright, I graciously accept your ass stamp then. I’m not up to snuff on Reed. Ass stamp….that should be an expression for something…

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      As long as it goes nowhere near tramp stamp I agree

  59. chisox22 says:
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    12 team performance ppr league who would you rather have? Manningham or crabtree?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      IN a 12 team? Neither? I’m not big on either giving you much of anything this year. I guess Crabtree but it’s a big pick up and pray move.

  60. goodfold2 says:
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    henery vs the putrid WAS def and
    suisham vs the DET def can’t crack the top 20 kickers? this could be a mistake. those are 2 terrible def’s.

    • Cram It says:
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      @goodfold2: Terrible DEF = TD’s…not FG’s.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Cram It: i can see that in a general sense, but that explains cundiff being ahead of both of those above guys and crosby too?

        • Cram It says:
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          @goodfold2: Who cares…They’re kickers. You can’t really accurately predict how they’ll produce.

  61. Snake Hips says:
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    Man sky… Your rankings suggest me start T-Rich as my RB2. He’s been the reason I’ve been losing every week. I have had Pierre Thomas producing on my bench all season. I’m gonna go against your rankings this week. Just watch me get burned now. Trent will go off tonight because I’m not starting him this week.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Snake Hips: if fantasy footballer’s are the cause (and not TEN allowing crazy yards of running) it’d be the people who have benched T Rich for many weeks now, before somebody doing it for the first time.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Snake Hips: Ha, I’m starting Trent in a couple of leagues so here’s to them both going off this week!

  62. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticed bennett may have an ankle issue just picked up today somehow. If he can’t play and I only have 1 TE, with rodgers/cutler/tolzien am I safe to drop cutler? Only relevant points in this are how long is cutler out (few more weeks, than easy drop), plus tolzien pretty much doesn’t play a good defense for the rest of the year from his schedule.

  63. Frank says:
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    1) ROS Foles or Kaepernick? Scoring is 4pts for pass td, 6 for rush.

    2) Would you look to upgrade anything on this squad (12tm full ppr w/ Spec Tm pts)? Sitting at 5-5 and looking to make a push for the playoffs. Thinking upgrade at WR.. and trading one of the RBs in a package, but McCoy has his bye next week.

    QB – Wilson, Keenum
    RB – McCoy, CJ, Sproles, Greene, Ball
    WR – Cruz, Jeffrey, Amendola, Shorts, T Austin, Crabtree
    TE – Vernon

    thx!

    • Frank says:
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      @Frank: Should mention that in 2), I start 2 RB, 3WR, and Flex R/W/TE.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Frank: Foles has the easier matchups and has performed better this year, albeit over a shorter timeframe of playing.

        2) Your WR are pretty hit/miss. If someone’s desperate for a QB, could shop Keenum. Decent RB depth.

  64. Ed says:
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    Need to decide between Aaron Dobson, Ryan Matthews, Percy Harvin or Steven Jackson for my flex. PPR league and leaning more towards either Dobson or Matthews right now but can’t make up my mind.
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ed: Mathews for me.

  65. Harry Pubiak says:
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    Hola Cielo,

    I’m trying to decide who to plug into my flex in a .5 PPR league.

    Between J. Reed, J, Graham, Spiller, and Wright, who would you choose? Oh and I have to play one of Reed and Graham in the TE spot.

    Mil Gracias,
    Pube

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Harry Pubiak: Reed/Graham have the highest upside, I’d roll with them, Senor Pube

      • Harry Pubiak says:
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        @Sky: Just to be clear, I meant Kendall Wright…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I assumed, don’t worry.

  66. smegma says:
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    Who’s the better stash on IR: Cobb or Crabtree? I have Cobb, but Crabtree is available. My other WR’s are T.Smith/Fitz/K.Allen with Harvin, Boykin and Mike Brown on bench. I’d have to drop Brown to pickup Crabtree. Alternatively, I could roll with Cobb and Crabtree but I’d have a lot of injured WRs on team then.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @smegma: I’d wait. I’m not buying the Crabtree story.

  67. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    non PPR. i see allen is just below wright this week. so allen or MJD at util? guessing allen, but not sure.

  68. goodfold2 says:
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    gronk owner is being irritating by a. not returning emails, b. rejecting trades without explanations about what he would want, and (in the past) c. sending ridiculous offers. all that being the case I guess I should give up on him (at least for now), should with no word back from hilton and reed owners (just sent emails, not trade requests, since I’m not sure which one to do first), should I
    1. send offer to reed owner, and if that happens i would upgrade TE, but have same WR for ROS (D-jax/nelson/dola/floyd)
    or
    2. send offer to hilton owner, and if that happens, could possibly trade for gronk, but if not would have to keep rocking bennett ROS with better WR’s hilton/dola/nelson/floyd/d-jax.
    i’m thinking 1 sounds safer, since it doesn’t have to go through (at best) difficult owner.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2: Sounds like the signs of him not being a good trade partner have been there for a while. Just stop trying.

      Roll w/Bennett, enjoy the Hilton upgrade at WR

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: so hilton over (often) dola is better than reed over bennett. ok, and this is true even when we have no flex and have to play exactly 3 WR per week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s the exact reason why. Hilton is a major WR upgrade. Can make do at TE.

  69. the imp says:
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    12 team PPR, shallow benches:
    To pick up a 2nd DST to play:
    I’d play BUF: week 11 v NYJ, week 13 v ATL, week 15 @JAC and maybe 16 vMIA
    I’d play BAL on weeks 12 v NYJ and 14 v MIN

    I’d have to drop somebody from my bench: Ellington/Ivory/SSmith/Boykin

    4 teams already own 2 DSTs and I forsee having trouble picking up high quality DST plays if I manage to stay in the playoff race and get stuck with low waiver spots. I’m totally past all of my byes now.

    Would you be into holding 2 DSTs in this case or is the combination play not worth the downside?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: I think you know it’s harder to get a skill player from the FA pool than it is a DEF. Just stream one.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: “Think” being the key word. I do alright when I think, but get in trouble with the “overthink” that leads to ideas like the one above. Thanks for the advice.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, I’ve been there. No prob and good luck!

  70. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Sky
    I have Murray in bye and i think to use Ellington and Donald Brown benching T-Rich. What do u think?
    Thanks

    • the imp says:
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      @Ciwa: Sky would play it like he ranked them above.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      My rankings above say Ellington and T-Rich

  71. Ron says:
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    I have Rodgers at QB (when he returns)

    I have Dez, Green, Gordon, Garcon and Crabtree at WR.

    Would you trade Garcon for Jordy in .5PPR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nope

  72. Abe Froman says:
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    Sky, in an NFL PPR league, should I go with Ray Rice, Amendola, or DeAndre Hopkins at flex?
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rice has the biggest upside of the group though I think Hopkins is the safest play this week.

  73. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    likely having to start some of lewis/chandler/housler and the like in 2 leagues with possible TE injuries this week. I’m guessing lewis has jumped up due to ARI being esp bad at TE’s? Lewis has only had 1 out of 3 weeks even with decent targets (6).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      There are three classes of readers of the rankings. The ones who fly directly to the comments, the ones who just look at the rankings and the ones who read the whole show. I’m just bustin your chops but yeah, I said in the intro paragraph that was why, haha.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: i read everything, but on tue/thur (due to time possible timely importance problems) i sometimes ask stuff before reading much past the rankings, due to wanting to make sure questions get answered while i know i’ll be at computer. I’ve since read up to here.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha like I said just giving you a hard time; felt it was ok to give you a bit of grief knowing you were a constant reader.

  74. Jeremy says:
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    Last minute advice, would you play Fleener tonight or Brian Leonard sunday as a Felx option this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d give Leonard a go there. And if I had said Fleener, I would’ve advised you to move him into the TE spot in case of a freak injury on Friday to whomever’s already there (yeah, I jsut sounded like a mom there).

      • Jeremy says:
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        @Sky: Word, makes sense. Yeah I was sort of leaning towards Fleener just because I’m not really sure what to expect out of the Leonard/Rainey timeshare yet, but suppose Leonard’s usage is still likely a lot higher than Fleener.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Agree; in honesty, it’s a bit of a toss up. Just feels like Fleener goes in and out of the team’s game plan too often to count on. I will say he has the higher upside between the two. I’m more inclined to sit the TB backs in general until I see how they’re used but he’s supposed to be the starting RB. Tough call for sure.

  75. 2 questions… (ppr league)

    Would you start Jordy Nelson in place of Jimmy Graham this week?

    Would you start Josh Gordon in place of Jimmy Graham this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would w/Cruz

  76. Rocky says:
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    Sky,

    Looking at a couple of trades that I need some imput on in my 10 team .5 PPR league. Crunch time is approaching!

    My roster:
    QB: Cam, Roethlisberger
    RB: Knowshon, D. Murray, SJax, Spiller, Ivory, Vereen
    WR: Marshall, Garcon, VJax, Bowe, Dobson
    TE: Reed

    Trying to look ahead to the playoffs and concerned about Cam’s closing schedule. He has Miami’s and NO’s strong pass defenses 3 of the last 5 weeks. I’ve been offered Stafford for VJax from a WR-desparate team. Though I am concerned that losing VJax would weaken my WR depth, Stafford’s schedule is certainly more favorable going forward. I’ve also been offered Alshon Jeffery for Vereen and am thinking of tandeming the deals. Jeffery replaces VJax, I lose Vereen but potentially upgrade at QB in the playoffs. Thoughts?

    Thanks (again) in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Stafford there. Then I’d try to move Cam for a replacement WR for your team rather than trying to move Vereen. That said, Vereen for Jeffery isn’t a bad deal at all.

  77. Oppo Taco says:
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    l bell and shorts for Alf? i know youre not big on bell, but i also have jordan reed as my tight end, too many redskins? its a .5 ppr leagues, thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d think you could get a small kick back to go with Alf there. It’s fair, though; I’d want Alf.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: shorts or S JAX ROS .5 PPR?

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          i should reiterate, its a trade offer for depth mostly, my wr are AJ (houston), calvin, dez, shorts, rb’s : l bell, forte, r jennings, d johnson. thanks

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Yeah, the ROS question doesn’t help you as much as saying what you’re trying to do here. You’re not starting Shorts if those are your 4 WRs to choose from. SJax in case he regains some ground makes more sense there.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Shorts

  78. kyle says:
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    Quick question: I have an opening at RB2 and Flex, and these options to fill it with: Larry Fitz, Andre Ellington, Stevan Ridley, and Rashad Jennings. What is your opinion? I love the match-up with Ellington and the Jags, but after that I’m at a loss. Thanks for the help.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rashad is ranked ahead of all the RBs you’ve listed above. Flex would be Ellington or Fitz. I’d lean Ellington even though I don’t trust Bruce Arians.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, there’s a lot of good tools out there. Most times I use ESPN for some of the standard info and just in general reviewing stats. Thanks!

  79. Since I have Peyton and RGIII, I’m assuming you want me to start RGIII due to the ranking by match-ups. My league awards 4pts per passing TD and 6pts per rushing TD. Would that lean you even more towards RGIII?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s pretty standard for setup. My rankings already reflect that and I do still like RG3 more this week by a small amount

  80. goodfold2 says:
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    ellington/nicks/floyd (if he plays) at flex. non PPR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ellington for upside

  81. goodfold2 says:
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    just noticed opp i’m facing this week has pierce and ingram STARTING. he has murray, but basically this guy has the weakest RB core of any of my possible trade partners. he’s also the only team better than me at 9-1 (but i wouldn’t face him again till super bowl, if we both get there, non conference guy), he has peyton/calvin/v.davis.
    1. If my moreno for hilton doesn’t go through would I rather have v.davis than reed (also with this assuming moreno for v.davis is a doable trade).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reasonable. I’d take Vernon there. Fills your lineup out

  82. Ryan says:
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    Guys

    I am trying to trade for Demaryius Thomas,
    The guy I am trading thats his best player. Gordon and Ellington or Ivory? suggestions?
    std league 1 qb, 3 WRs, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 Flex RB/WR/TE
    My team
    QB Big Ben, Kennum
    WR T Will, Antonio Brown, Gordon, N Burleson, R White
    RBs C Johnson, Forte, A Brown, C Ivory, and Ellington
    TE M Bennet

    And Thanks!

    • Ryan says:
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      @Ryan: Its a 14 person league that why my QB is bad, had Cutler, but dropped him

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Can try w/Ivory. Ellington next

        • Ryan says:
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          @Sky: Thx Sky

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            No prob, good luck!

  83. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in a PPR with this roster
    luck (didn’t drop anybody to pick up somebody for this week, rueing that)
    PT/C.Johnson (looking good today)/brown/vereen/ball/tolbert
    a.johnson/nicks/dola/d.moore/crabtree (start 3, with flex)
    t-gonz/backup i haven’t decided on yet
    since I can only play 3 of my great RB crew each week should I be trying to ship out one of them after vereen tears it up this week? If so what level of WR should I be looking for?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Can try Brown for one. Try for Allen or maybe Hilton.

  84. Dan says:
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    Trade Boykin for Andre Brown?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dan: Hell yes. Good luck with that.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it if you need RB help

      • Dan says:
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        @Sky: To clarify, he needed QB help and wanted Keenum too, who was expendable for me. I took the deal.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          An overpay but it’s that time of year. If you need RB help that’ll do it

  85. RalphW says:
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    What up Sky

    Got a trade question for ya…. I was offered AP and Kap for Bush and Stafford. I have Foles as a backup QB. Love to have AP but is the difference from Stafford to Foles (or Kap) to great to accept the trade?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Stafford side

      • RalphW says:
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        @Sky: K thanks….

        In a different league my RBs are Bush, McCoy, Stacy, Tate and MDJ. My TE is Gonzalez. I was offered Graham for McCoy. I need to win next 3 games to make the playoffs. Make the trade?

        • Sky

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          I just don’t trust Graham’s health so it’s a no for me

  86. 12 team ppr now i’m getting new offer
    TRICH and Keenan Allen
    for MY
    L Miller and J Nelson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Do you start Miller on a regular basis?

  87. No. Started him twice and he’s disappointed twice.

    • Usually start Bush and L Bell, but have Joique and R Mathews as RB insurance, so I guess I don’t really need T Rich either, but if you think he’s a high-ceiling lottery ticket (5 catches so far tonight), is that why you’re asking?

      • Sky

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        Yeah go for it. Makes sense

  88. Oppo Taco says:
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    which qb would you prefer ROS Cam, brady or Rivers, and is it close? thanks

  89. Tony Meatballs says:
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    Trade question

    12 Team/ 0.3 PPR/ Currently in first place/ #1 waiver position
    My: Knowshon/VJax for His: Dez/Mendenhall

    My lineup:
    Drew Brees
    Vincent Jackson TB – WR
    Wes Welker Den – WR
    Eddie Lacy GB – RB
    Ben Tate Hou – RB
    Jordan Reed Was – TE
    Knowshon Moreno Den – RB
    Danny Woodhead SD – RB
    Steven Jackson Atl – RB
    Stevie Johnson Buf – WR
    Shane Vereen NE – RB
    DeAndre Hopkins Hou – WR

    He has also offered up Jacquizz Rodgers in place of Mendenhall.

    Too much to give up for Dez even with all my RB’s? He’s currently in 5th with Peyton so I have to worry about making him super good too. Thanks vanilla SKY.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Too much in my book. Not a good enough return. I’d hold there

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: mendenhall nearly worthless.

  90. Wilsonian says:
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    What do you think about Donald Brown now moving forward? Worth losing Shorts (my WR6) for him? 0.5 ppr.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have to at this point. TRich is done in Indy if they want to win this year

  91. goodfold2 says:
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    i by email offered moreno for v.davis. if this guy wants 2 RB’s (since he really only has 1 starter right now total in murray) would both jeffery be a big enough upgrade over dola (PPR, start only 3 WR, already have dola/nelson/d-jax) to include vereen/moreno for v.davis/jeffery?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think so. Go for it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: if he nixes everything is d.walker even an upgrade (seems he would be based on last 3 or so games) over bennett, like say miller (or maybe vereen) for walker? this deal would only go down if
        1. can’t get v.davis off this guy (also has walker)
        2. reed for my moreno also doesn’t go down.

  92. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Any particular reason you’re so low on Glennon? Doesnt he have a cookie matchup vs ATL?

  93. Jay says:
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    I SELL: Knowshon and Kendall Wright
    I RECEIEVE: Hilton and Lamar Miller

    Yay or nay? I am trying to sell Knowshon and am targeting top 15 WRs…

    • Would gladly settle for a top RB handcuff over Lamar. Someone like Helu, Joique, or the guy behind McCoy forget his name.

  94. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    for possible trade purposes rank PT/a.brown/c.johnson/vereen for ROS in a PPR?

  95. Ekolii says:
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    10 team league, standard espn scoring.

    Foles over Kaep?

    Gordon over Fitz? (already played Hilton)

    Andre Brown over Le’Veon Bell as my flex? (McCoy & Forte as my RB 1 & 2)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have you covered with the rankings above, my man.

  96. timmy riggins says:
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    Whats up, Im a PManning and Russell Wilson owner and am wondering why you ranked Wilson #1 over PM. I know MIN has a terrible pass def, wilsons home, harvins return, OL return and PM has bad ankles vs a tough def off a bye week. But is all of that enough to bench PM the #1 overall playa? Im also looking for the most upside and not a conservative approach. Please share your thoughts. Thanks for your time

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You asked on my other post. I hit you up there.

  97. Willy says:
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    Next week can you please put donald brown ahead of t-rich?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You got it boss!

  98. Matt says:
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    Brian Leonard or Steven Jackson?

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