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If I told you Darren McFadden had 324 yards rushing through week 7, you’d probably assume two things.  One, you’d assume Oakland had it’s bye week already and you’d be right.  Two, you’d assume that DMC has been hurt and missed a few games and that is where you’d be wrong.  It’s sad but true, Darren is averaging 3.1 yards per carry and is on pace for only 864 yards on the ground.  His only saving grace has been for PPR leagues in which he’s on pace for 445 receiving yards and over 65 receptions, though most of that is weighted into a 13 catch performance that happened game one of the season.  When you look at the fact he just dropped a measly 53 yards vs the Jaguars on 19 carries, you start to understand why his owners might feel like Raising Hell.  Well in the end, if they’ve had it with DMC you should be asking if you can have him.  His remaining schedule is ridiculously fantasy friendly for running backs.  The ‘best’ rushing defense Oakland has to face from here on out is Denver who are still giving up the 13th most rushing yards per game.  When you factor in Carson Palmer finding a rhythm with Denarius Moore and Darrius Heyward-Bey, it’s likely DMC will start finding the running game easier over time.  I’d see if I can sneak him away for a bona-fide RB2 like Michael Turner with the hopes of getting an RB1 in disguise.  In other fantasy football news…

Buy

Calvin Johnson - I already hinted at the idea that Calvin was a buy yesterday and here I am again, repeating myself.  Now as much as I love the sound of my typed voice, I don’t like saying the same thing twice unless it’s really funny – to me – or really important.  Calvin’s reception and yardage pace are on par with last year.  The only thing he’s missing are the touchdowns and it’s what is pushing him down into WR2 territory in terms of yahoo rankings for the year to date.  I mean, he’s ranked below Randall Cobb right now.  You don’t need an expert to tell you that’s enough to line him up as a buy low.

Greg Jennings – I mentioned Greg as a buy way back in the way back.  I mentioned Jordy Nelson in the same blurb so I’d say I’m at least 50% correct.  No one can ever predict injuries in football and right now, the reports are saying that even if Jennings is healthy enough to play this week, the Packers might not play him anyway just to make sure he’s 100% and who could blame them?  Green Bay is rolling without him.  Of course, when he’s healthy, he’ll be back and a part of that offense.  With only 12 receptions to his name on the season, see if the owner has lost hope.

C.J. Spiller/Fred Jackson - I’m tandeming these two while trying to atone for my mistake in saying F-Jax was a sell last week.  Both are on bye and some owners are probably worried about the time share.  Given how Buffalo has played with both of them back, I wouldn’t be.  We might be seeing another Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw pairing with even higher upside as both are adept pass catchers.  Fred looks like he’ll go the cheapest but I’m interested in them both now.  Yes, I sell more waffles than IHOP.  Mea culpa.

Kyle Rudolph - It usually only takes one bad week for someone to think a tight end who’se not Gronk or Graham is a sell.  Just ask Dennis Pitta owners!  Hrm, that was a bad example…oh well, what we need to look at is how consistent Kyle had been going into last week.  Other than a week 4 disappearance, the worst line Kyle has produced was week 1 in which he had 5 receptions for 67 yards.  Like it or not, Rudolph is a large part of the Vikings offense this year and leads them in rednose zone targets.

Sell

Josh Freeman - You enjoyed the last two weeks, don’t deny it.  Now get off this Pirate before he Bucc’s you off…even I’m angry at myself for that pun.  Don’t know who’s buying but after two straight great performances against two terrible defenses, it’s time to test the markets and see what you can get in return, even if he’s a sweetener.  No, I’m not going into detail here, he’s not worth the amount of words I’ve already typed.

Ahmad Bradshaw - He went extremely cheap in drafts this year, much cheaper than he should’ve and he’s been paying dividends.  Now call your broker to sell and buy into orange futures!  Sorry, got lost at dividends…the point is he’s an injury risk, has already missed a game and just had a sideline spat with Coughlin.  Ok, the last part doesn’t weigh very heavy for me but what does is his current ranking as the 25th best player according to yahoo and the 11th best running back while ranked three spots behind Marshawn Lynch.  You tell me who you want more ROS, Marshawn or Ahmad?  See, I didn’t even need to ask.

Vincent Jackson - If V-Jax is a top 5 WR for the rest of the season, then Josh Freeman is a viable starting QB in 12 team leagues most weeks.  See how the ‘then’ resolved the ‘if’ there?  You already know Vincent is a huge Radiohead fan with his ability drop 200 yards and a touchdown one week and then leave you with a 1 catch, 29 yard snoozer of a game.  If you can trade Vincent at WR1 value, well all I can say is Hail To The Thief.

Andre Roberts - Scary truth: Roberts is currently the 13th best WR according to yahoo in PPR leagues and is ranked above his Arizona counterpart Larry Fitzgerald 47 to 65.  Which number will hold?  Which one will improve?  Tune in on Sunday to find out!  It would probably be hard to move Andre at this time given that most are just as scrupulous of him as I am but if you have a believer out there, hit them up.

From Around The Web

  1. Ian Hall says:
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    So i am considering trading vincent jackson for a running back, which of these 3 running backs do you think would give me the best value for him the rest of the season?

    1)Trent Richardson
    2)Fred Jackson
    3)Willis McGahee

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Love Trent if he’s healthy after week 10. You have them in the order I’d want them if you can make due with Trent not playing for a bit.

  2. E says:
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    I can’t justify benching Cobb this weekend but I’d have to sit either Nicks or McGahee.. thoughts? Non-ppr if it matters.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nothing wrong with sitting Nicks. I’d go with Cobb.

  3. Guru from Kzoo says:
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    Speaking of Run DMC,

    I’m thinking of trading him for Peyton Manning. I’m in a PPR 6 points per TD.

    QB – Romo
    RB – Rice
    RB – McFadden
    WR – FItz
    WR – Nicks
    TE – Rudolph
    QB/RB/WR/TE – CJ. Spiller

    Bench – Deshawn Jackson, M. Floyd, Alex Green, Howling (ARZ)

    My thoughts are I can move McFadden and start spiller going forward. Peyton would be my QB and I can move Romo to flex. I love me some Run DMC, but I am 3-4 and starting to get desparate. What are your thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Don’t hate the deal. Peyton is on pace to toss 37 touchdowns on the year. Even DMC can’t top that.

  4. smegam says:
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    10 team non ppr and trying to upgrade WR slot in 3 WR league. I tried BJGE/Rudolph for his Nicks as he needed a TE, but he must not want Rudolph. He countered with this:

    My: For his:
    Stafford E.Manning
    Spiller Stewart
    Garcon Bowe

    I’m not very excited about Bowe’s chances unless he is traded and Stewart’s value is up in the air on a team that loses but allegedly he’s finally going to get his shot. I don’t think I’ll accept this trade, but would you take the deal if he swapped Bowe for Nicks or Fitz? Or would you take the deal if the QBs were taken out of the trade? Here are the teams – please let me know what you think – WHIR.

    My team:
    Stafford
    CJ/Jennings (TRich/Spiller/law firm)
    White/S.Smith/Gordon (Washington/Garcon)
    Witten (Rudolph)
    Tynes
    IR: D.Brown

    Other team:
    E.Manning
    Mathews/Green (Stewart/Mendy/Leshoure/Richardson)
    Fitz/Nicks/Bowe (M.Williams/T.Young)
    Keller
    IR: Murray

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s a fair trade given current market values but I personally wouldn’t do it. Like Spiller, wouldn’t want to lose him. If you’re not getting the player you want in the deal and he keeps trying to make bigger deals that still don’t involve them, then you two need to have a convo about what the sides want to do.

      • smegam says:
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        @Sky,

        Thanks for the reply – the more I look at it I like Eli as an upgrade over Stafford. If Bowe was swapped for Nicks would you do the deal? If not, I may try to swap spiller for BJGE and keep his original players offered.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @smegam, Prefer not to lose CJ but the deal would be fair with Nicks. Could try with BJGE but doubt it would interest the other guy.

  5. Adam says:
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    +1 PPR, facing my big rival this week and I really want to take him out.

    Need to pick 1 from each…

    FLEX — James Jones vs JAX, Brandon Gibson vs NE, or Shonn Greene vs MIA.

    TE — Greg Olsen @ CHI or Brandon Myers @ KC.

    I’m leaning Gibson and Myers here. I figure STL is gonna have to pass all 2nd half, and that Myers is a “safe” bet for 10 pts, where Olsen is not. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Considering it’s PPR, I can get behind that.

      • Adam says:
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        @Sky,

        Would you pick the same 2?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yup

  6. Wilsonian says:
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    So I dealt Bradshaw last night for Ryan. Here’s the team now:

    QB: Ryan
    WR: Nicks
    WR: Dez
    WR: DJax
    RB: Forte
    RB: Morris
    TE: Witten
    W/R: Cobb
    W/R/T: Graham
    BN: Cam
    BN: Gordon
    BN: G.Jennings
    BN: Mendenhall
    BN: LeShoure
    BN: Andre Brown

    Bonuses: 3 points at 100 yards rushing, 85 yards receiving, 250 yards passing; 6 points at 150 yards rushing, 135 yards receiving, 350 yards passing.

    Guy with TRich and DMC also has MJD, Fred Davis, and Owen Daniels on BYE so he needs a little help this week. I would like to snag TRich or DMC, but I know he’s no dummy and they won’t come cheap. I was thinking of a Witten and one of LeShoure or Mendenhall for DMC or TRich, but not sure if that would get it done. Since he needs bodies, would it be out of the question to package Witten with BOTH LeShoure and Mendenhall to get one of DMC or TRich?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s an overpay, IMHO but I’m not against it. Maybe see if you can get at least one other player in return there.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky, I was thinking of seeing if he’d toss in Owen with one of TRich or DMC. Not sure if anything will happen, but sounds good on paper to me. Think something like this would make me better in the long run.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Agree

  7. Alvaro says:
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    I have brees RG3 and Bradshaw

    What should I look for a combination of Bradshaw and RG3

    is CJ2k and Brandon Marshall too little?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re undercutting yourself with that trade. Would prefer a better WR in return. Love Marshall, don’t like the offense he’s tied to.

  8. Xen says:
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    PPR Pick 2 Thanks

    Austin
    Fitzgerald
    Nate Washington

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Austin/Fitz

  9. Murph says:
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    Better ROS….DJax or J Maclin?

    Trying to move Big Ben for either now that Ryan’s bye week has passed.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d say DJax but I’ve never been a huge Maclin guy.

  10. Andy says:
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    Trade Advice

    His: Standard Point League (QB, 2 RB, 3 WR/TE, Flex)
    Stafford
    Spiller
    Harvin

    Mine:
    Roethlisburger (I have Brees)
    Ridley
    Antonio Brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Spiller side.

  11. Marlo says:
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    Tough Roster Decision in a 12 team non ppr

    With Trich injured and Ray Rice on Bye I am left with Doug Martin and a bunch of scrubs this week.

    Do I start Trich, the broken Donald Brown or the Cold Hand William Powell.

    Or should I try to pick up Jamie Harper and hope he vultures a TD.

    Are there any other Rb’s out there worth a vulture pick up this week? Jennings, Dwyer, Hardesty and Stephens-Howling are taken.

    And who do I drop to make this add. Donald Brown, William Powell, Brian Hartline, Kendall Wright, or Josh Gordon.

    Thank You

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Try and pick up Jamie. Powell’s matchup is less than exciting and he has to prove himself worthy again to even get a shot at anything.

      You listed the highest pick up RBs. If Tanner is still out there, Felix proved last week he’s not reliable as a full time back.

      I’d drop Powell but I wasn’t a believer before his first good game to begin with.

    • Murph says:
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      @Marlo,

      Donald Brown has been ruled out for week 8 still recovering from the knee surgery. Vick Ballard is starting for the 3rd consecutive week, I doubt he is available but if he is its a must add.

      Trent is doubtful and you cant like what you saw last week (my though is he will sit until the bye week passes)

      Powell has certainly lost some carries if not the starting roll in Arizona and they face San Fran so no thanks

      Jamie Harper is a shot in the dark I doubt you see a repeat goal line carry this week.

      If it was PPR Joique Bell would be a good add but since your options are so limited I think Tanner could be a solid add for week 8 will Murray doubtful and Felix “glassman” Jones questionable. Good luck im in the same position with Rice (Bye) and Murray (injured)

  12. Would you give up chris johnson and crabtree for spiller, rashad jennings (I have MJD) and Hasselback (I have Flacco and locker and we can start 2 QBs)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Spiller so I wouldn’t be against that trade at all. Hate when injuries force your hand via trade, though.

  13. Jason says:
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    I’m totally with you on Darren McFadden. He is still the same guy, so he’s due to break out in a big way over the next few weeks. I’ve got him projected at over 15 pts in a game where he and Jamaal Charles seem like they are the only real football players.

    Also agree with Bradshaw – he’s always been an injury waiting to happen for me. Sell him now before his foot falls off.

    Meanwhile, I’d be perfectly willing to sell you Greg Jennings along with some real estate in Florida. He’s getting phased out for the younger generation, and even if healthy won’t see a return to his previous role.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Jason, approved your comment but had to remove your link; I’m sure you understand.

      I think age 29 is a little to young to be phased out for a younger generation. Obviously Jennings isn’t going to put up top 5 WR numbers for the rest of the season but James Jones has done this before. Plus he should be going for peanuts right now. Upside trade play.

      • Jason says:
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        @Sky, No prob….

        I definitely gotta say though, 29 is the new 34 in football. Unless you are a QB, being in your 30’s is not good for your future on your current team.

        • Sky

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          Don’t tell Reggie Wayne that! I think it comes more back on the player. I didn’t trust Andre Johnson for multiple reasons coming into the season, but none of it was aged-based. I think we see another James Jones disappearing act when Greg comes back. Plus, we’re talking about market value for him right now. Some leagues he might even be dropped. If someone has depth and is looking for upside at WR for the playoffs, I don’t think Greg is a bad grab.

  14. Salty Balty says:
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    Standard league, pick 3 RBs to start: R. Mathews, A. Morris, A. Bradshaw, C. Johnson. I’m thinking of sitting Bradshaw (currently trying to trade him). Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d personally sit Morris vs PIT but it’s close between the two.

  15. FillyP says:
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    So.. judging by this article, I should probably cancel the following trade? Rivers for V-Jax straight up.

    Here’s my team. I’m ranked last, but spots 5-10 all have 3-4 records. I was considering Dalton, Freeman or Weeden as a back-up/spot starter for Stafford.

    Stafford
    Lloyd
    Kerley
    Wright
    Morris
    McFadden
    Gates
    Ridley
    ___________
    Rivers
    Murray
    Jennings
    Powell
    T. Young

    P.S. Thanks for the Gordon advice last week – helped my other team climb back into 3rd last week. And I won the FanDuel roll. Boo-ya!

    • FillyP says:
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      @FillyP, Oh – Fitz and Palmer are 2 other options for my back-up QB spot. I’m still leaning toward taking a gamble on this trade.. Jennings injury and Lloyd’s inconsistent play has demolished my WR spots.

      • Murph says:
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        @FillyP,

        Buy sell is more of a guideline based on team needs V Jax for Rivers is great for you with Staffords bye week passed you can roll with him
        ROS and added WR depth never hurts remember TB plays has some good matchups late in the season (key for FF playoffs) no reason to keep 3 QBs

    • Sky

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      Ha, nice!

      I’m not against that trade, actually. I don’t hate V-Jax, he’s just not matchup proof. Given your current WR situation, it wouldn’t hurt to roll with him in that trade; the owner is underselling V-Jax at that price anyway.

      • FillyP says:
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        @Murph, @Sky, Thanks for the reassurance. I think it’s a good trade given my situation. Rivers schedule is very, very soft the next 4 weeks which is the only thing that gives me pause.

        For a back-up to Stafford, would you grab – Dalton, Freeman, Palmer, Weeden or Fitz?

        • Murph says:
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          @FillyP,

          Personally I wouldn’t carry a back up with Staffords bye week passed its a wasted roster spot. All QBs listed would most likely still be available if something happens to stafford. Use that spot for waiver RB and WR spots as we have seen in the past two weeks (Murray and MJD) this is the point where even the best players start to wear down.
          In regards to Rivers I doubt you will miss him especially with the “stick em” scandals going on in SD that team is a mess.

  16. george says:
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    can you give some examples of who i should try and sell for megatron? would you trade a welker type, or more a torrey smith.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hard to say what the other guy would accept. Not against trying Welker. I doubt you get him for Torrey.

  17. Joe F says:
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    Hey Sky, please pick 2 (.5 PPR) for this week out of Steve Smith/Brandon lloyd/Jeremy Kerley?

    I too have Jennings and would trade him for almost anything he was my 3rd round pick and has killed my WR situation. (Lloyd and Steve Smith aren’t helping much either)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Smith/Lloyd.

      Yeah, you’re in a tough spot. Obviously if you try and sell Jennings, you’re not getting anywhere near the value you spent on him.

  18. James Redacted

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    Keeper League 12 teams:

    Vick (3rd Round) + Daryl Richardson (12th round) for Kenny Britt (8th) + Stephens-Howling (12th).

    I have Matt Ryan as my QB, AP, Bradshaw, LeShoure, Ballard at RB. I guess the question is are you a believer in Britt? I’m wary to trade away Richardson cause he’s looked very good in limited touches.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Richardson – to me – does not look like a long term full load back. That said, I don’t know if you’re getting enough in return there. Britt’s health history coupled with mental lapses so far this year doesn’t make him a prime target to me. I wouldn’t make it, personally.

  19. Bermingham says:
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    Hi Sky,

    What’s your take on the Panthers RBs? currently all (Tolbert included) are available on the wire and i’m really tempted.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stewart is being listed as ‘the guy’ this week. I’d give him a shot for upside.

      • Bermingham says:
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        @Sky, Thanks. Would you drop Felix Jones or Brent Velek for him?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bermingham, If you don’t need Celek, I could see dropping him. I’d hold Felix as a just in case.

  20. Ian says:
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    Hey Sky I’m looking to move Steven J and package him with one of my receivers for an upgrade at RB. I’d prefer to package him with Cobb as it seems that I can sell high, but I am open to ideas. What RBs would be best to focus on in a .5 pt ppr?

    My team:
    Brees
    DMC
    Steven
    Julio
    Decker
    Hernandez
    Cobb
    Bench:
    Maclin
    D Moore
    D Brown
    Howling
    Olsen
    Floyd

    • Ian says:
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      Also forgot I have Stewart on my bench as well.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Hey Ian, that’s really hard to say seeing as that would be a needs trade for the other guy. Could try for a Buffalo RB because they’re on bye but that package isn’t going to get you a lot in general, IMHO.

  21. xxxthetoadxxx says:
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    Was offered Decker for my R. Jennings. I would be an idiot for not accepting this, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are they a MJD owner? Might want to try and see how much they really want him and go higher but you wouldn’t be crazy to take Decker there.

      • xxxthetoadxxx says:
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        @Sky, he has Decker, Welker, and J Jones. Who would you rather have?

        • xxxthetoadxxx says:
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          @xxxthetoadxxx, and MJD owner

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I’d tell him you need either Julio or Welker for Rashad given the situation. If he balks, take Decker.

            • xxxthetoadxxx says:
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              @Sky, doesnt want to give up top wr for a “rental”, go for Decker I guess.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Not a bad deal in the long run.

  22. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Is freeman going to start looking Dallas Clark’s way now that he knows he can trust him? I am just looking for a reason to drop Finley, dude is killing me every week…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Dallas Clark is not a good reason to drop Finley…

      • Ronkonkoma says:
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        @Sky, Would you consider benching Finley until he learns how to catch again? I have Dallas Clark – he plays MIN this week and they give 7th most points to TE’s and he and freeman looked good last week. There’s also Cook, pitta, Myers available. Gresham on bye…

        • Sky

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          Drop Dallas, play Cook.

  23. george says:
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    how do you feel about desean jackson. is he a buy low candidate? Someone is offering me him for dwyer. I know dwyer is just a spot starter, but RBs are hard to come by in my 10 man flex league this year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You might drop Dwyer in two weeks. I’d take DeSean there.

  24. FillyP says:
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    Best option to back-up Stafford – Dalton, Freeman, Palmer, Weeden or Fitz?

    Also – Jennings or Ballard for FLEX this weekend? I’m leaning Jennings, only because he’s a more proven commodity.

    • Sky

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      PPR, I’d have to go Jennings. If not, I think the two are very similar this week but would give Ballard a bit of a nudge because of the matchup.

      If all those guys are floating on waivers, I don’t think you need to make a choice, necessarily, just play matchups. If I had to pick one, however, it would be Dalton.

  25. Art Vandelay says:
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    I guess this post begs the question: would you deal Bradshaw for Run DMC?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oooh, good one. If I’m the Ahmad owner, I’d want a bit of a sweetener considering DMC’s numbers don’t scream ‘I’m worth Ahmad straight up right now’ but I think you’ve got the right idea.

      • Art Vandelay says:
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        @Sky, I’m thinking of offering Flacco/Bradshaw for Cam/DMC on a wing a prayer in a multiple QB league. Doubt he will take it, but worth a shot. I also might ask for Rivers instead of Cam (he has both Cam and Rivers). Thoughts?

        • Sky

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          Think Rivers is a downgrade from Flacco given Ravens defensive issues.

  26. quimmy says:
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    Good article. Keep up the good content!

    PPR League:

    My Welker and Ridley for his McGahee and Bowe?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      I’d prefer the Welker side.

      • quimmy says:
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        @Sky, what if he upgrades the offer to dmc and bowe? thx

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d take that but I’m not a huge Ridley guy ROS.

  27. Dev1359 says:
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    Is Josh Gordon worth holding onto in a redraft league or should I sell high on him? I feel like Greg Little is eventually going to out produce him considering Gordon only hauled in 2 of his 10 targets while Little caught 6 of 7 and didn’t drop a pass. If I need a TE, what kind of TEs do you think I’d be able to get for him?

    • Dev1359 says:
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      My starting TE is Vernon Davis btw, and I have no backup for him at the moment

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        TE for Gordon? Gordon is a WR3 and there are about 16 TEs you can start any given week. I don’t think you’re going to get much trade value depending on the person you’re working with.

  28. Matt says:
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    Guy with worst Record in the lead is having a fire sale for a quarterback. I am holding you lie manning and Ben Rothlisberger. He has forte, Adrian Peterson, Wes Welker, Percy Harvin. These are the only guys have any worth.

    My running backs are McFaddin Jennings who I just picked up on waivers and McGahee. My receivers are Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones, Demerius moore, and Vincent Jackson.

    Should I straight up trade offer him Ben Rothlisberger for Adrian Peterson? Or should I sweeten the pot slightly?

    • Matt says:
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      @Matt, It’s a 10 team non-PPR league. I am in the second to last place with a two and five record the guy with the need in quarterback is one and six.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d be shocked if you got AP for Big Ben. You’d have to throw in one of your WRs most likely but it’s hard to say what he’d take…

  29. stoopid says:
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    Got offered Megatron for Mathews. We start 2 RB, 3WR & Flex.

    RBs: Lynch, McCoy, Mathews, Green, Ballard
    WRs: Maclin, Brown, Moore, Gibson, Kerley, Avery

    1/2 PPR. Go for it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I so want to say yes but you have 3 RB1s…I’d rather keep that and play matchups with your WR2s and WR3s.

      • stoopid says:
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        @Sky, Damn! I was hoping you just said yes haha. Been thinking long and hard about this. Who do you consider my WR1 then, Brown?

        • Sky

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          Ha, I really want to! Mathews was a top 15 player, Calvin a top 5 coming into the draft so the separation isn’t huge. I am loathe to give up RB1s even for a high end talent. Getting to play three of them with that FLEX spot is just a bonus.

          Probably Brown. With him, Maclin/Moore (Denarius or Lance?), Gibson and even Kerley, you have guys you can get 7 points a week a piece out of each easy while getting to enjoy near automatic 15s from your three RBs.

          • stoopid says:
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            @Sky, Yeah I like that logic. It’s Lance, not Denarius.

            So you think the drop from Mathews to the best matchup of Green, Ballard, Gibson, Kerley, & Moore at Flex is worse than the gain from L.Moore to Calvin at WR? Assuming my weekly 3 WR’s will be Calvin, Brown, Maclin

            • Sky

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              It’s more a style of play. From week to week, a WR can produce or not depending on the matchup they are facing. RBs can be involved in the passing and the running game so they have more touch opportunities to produce at a more consistent clip. Plus, guys like Kerley/Moore you found on the FA and have been solid WRs. It’s rare you get that in the RB world, barring injury and having the top waiver priority at the right time. If Brown comes back healthy and Ballard struggles, you’re down to two viable RBs if Lynch or McCoy were to go down. Plus, as I’m sure you’ve no doubt noticed, Alex Green hasn’t been that impressive with his opportunities. The drop off from Mathews to what you’d have at flex coupled with losing that sense of RB security is something I’d hate to lose, even for a player like Calvin.

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                @Sky, Makes a lot of sense. Well man, I’m completely second guessing now. Appreciate the input man. I’m leaning toward’s renegging. I sort of initiated the trade too but haven’t clicked the accept button yet haha.

                Thanks again.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha, I made it harder…sorry about that! Everyone has their style. I’m the guy in your league who’s ok with taking a WR2 as their first off the board while taking late shots at guys like Amendola. Admittedly it is not a strategy for everyone. Good luck!

              • Murph says:
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                @Sky,

                Does this site have have a place where i can click “like”? Well said sir it’s why running backs will always hold more value than any other position just the amount of times they touch the ball a RB1 can get up to 35 touches where a WR1 is lucky to get 10 targets
                Need proof? Just take a look at the difference week to week in the point difference between the #10 RB and #20RB and then the #10WR and #20WR

                • Sky

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                  Ha, I think you can like on Facebook! But don’t ask me how…anyways, I’ve always wanted to have a ‘top receiving corps’ but found it was easier to cobble that together over the course of a season than three good RBs.

  30. AB says:
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    10 man PPR

    Flex – Cobb or Bowe?

    Also, I have RGIII and Vick. I’d like to trade Vick for an RB. What kind of value should I be looking for with Vick?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bowe.

      I’d look for a low end RB1

  31. iMP says:
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    It driving me nuts, so I’ll ask…
    How do you rank my collection of WRs ROS in PPR?
    Optimistic me says: Nicks/Jennings/Bowe/DMoore/LMoore
    Realist me says: Nicks/DMoore/LMoore/Bowe/Jennings

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ignoring byes, I’m on the optimistic side. Crennel gives his guys junk time, Bowe will be fine

  32. If Greg Jennings is a buy, is Cobb a sell? Or does he stay involved after jennings returns? He catches almost everything sent his way, he’s like a poor man’s Percy Harvin.

    • Sky

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      Depends what you’re getting for him but I don’t think he keeps WR2 numbers when Jennings comes back. Still like him but his production should pull back a bit. It’s James Jones that’s the sell to me

  33. AB says:
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    10 man PPR

    Have MJD (and Demarco Murray) and need RB help. I have have Bowe, Welker and Julio. I was offered Rashad Jennings, Bradshaw and Stevie Johnson for Welker and Michael Bush. I’m 3-4 so I need a win (Stevie on Bye).

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Take it

    • andrew says:
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      @AB, i would take that trade. maybe try to unload MJD with welker and try getting an even better RB in that trade. use rashad for the next 3-4 nd then consider urself lucky that u dont have to deal with a healthy mediocre MJD with a relatively tough schedule

      • andrew says:
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        @AB, or upgrade to MJD and take welker out of that trade and try to give him a WR that has been performing well but might not be consistent. welker is someone i would not want to give up, but i may be biased because i bought him off of some owner in week 3 who thought he was getting worked out of the offense for malcom floyd. im also assuming he is low on WRs? maybe offer him two WR2s?

        • AB says:
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          @andrew,

          thanks guys!

  34. andrew says:
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    great article! using these tips.

    in trying to bait trade owners with MJD, what should i go for? not as strong in RBs right now, the injury has killed me and although i have rashad jennings, too many of my RBs are inconsistent or injury prone. what should i do?

    what kind of players would u be offering up for calvin? he’s a brand name and might be tough to buy.

    (non ppr)
    also would u start vick ballard or rashad jennings

    and hakeem welker or gates (leaning towards welker)

    • andrew says:
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      and thanks for the help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      RE: MJD…I wouldn’t trade him if I had Rashad.

      Calvin probably is a tough buy. Hard to say seeing as I don’t know who you’d have to offer other than the players you’re asking about with regards to start/sit.

      Jennings/Welker

  35. Murph says:
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    Anquan Boldin hit waivers…drop Nate Washington for him ? This in terms of long term production ROS

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I would. Not as much target competition in Baltimore.

  36. Allen says:
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    Would you rather have McFadden or McGahee for the rest of the season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      McFadden

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