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It’s hard to trust certain guys.  No, I’m not talking about the real world here, people.  This isn’t a suggestion to the ladies of the world to be careful out there but since we’re on the subject: Hey.  Ladies of the world out there.  Be careful.  No, I’m talking about guys who’ve burned us in the past in the fantasy football world.  They’ve failed us at big intervals or came on too late in the season for it to matter.  Or maybe they’ve had a bad year or two in the past coupled with health issues.  You drew an ‘X’ through their name in red marker, put a yuk sticker on them and wrote ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ when draft day rolled around.  But sometimes these guys we write off surprise us.  Yes, seemingly out of nowhere, fantasy guys we loved and now love to hate can become studs.  It’s not always an overnight process but it feels like it with Ryan Mathews.  After his 5th 100 yard rushing game of the year with 29 carries for 127 rushing yards and a touchdown, Mathews is now tied for the NFL lead for 100 yard rushing games on the year with Adrian Peterson and LeSean McCoy.  Yes, you read that right.  Sure, Shady or maybe even All Day if he’s healthy could possibly reclaim that lead over him this weekend but just reading that shows how much Mathews has improved over an abysmal 2012 campaign that had him looking flat, slow and bewildered even before he broke TWO collarbones last year.  He got labelled soft and a bust all at the ripe age of 25.  Hard to imagine everything being downhill when you haven’t even had to shave your ear hair yet but that was Mathew’s judgement and I’ll fairly say I joined in with the crowd on this.  Though his preseason was strong, I did not see this coming and to be fair, the Bolts didn’t either as they brought in Danny to spell him and were extra cautious in using him early on in the season.  But even prior to tonight, Mathews has been one of the better RBs in the league as he’s been the 11th best fantasy RB in standard and the 15th best in PPR scoring over the last 5 weeks.  Surprised?  Shocked?  Appalled?  Drunk?  Eh, it’s Friday, I’m not surprised if its all four.  The point is, he’s been much better than we’ve realized and it’s time to give him his due so here’s to you, Mr. Mathews.  May someone find that missing ‘t’ for you some day but until then, good on ya.  In other news from Thursday Night Football from week 15…psyche!  I haven’t psyched you guys out in a while, I know.  Things have been running along smoothly but I’m going to a bit of an ‘event’ this weekend.  I’m sure Tehol or J-FOH will probably blather all about it in their posts but until then I can pretend I get to keep it a super awesome secret until next week.  Suspense…it’s a killer.  Now on with the rest of the Thursday roundup…

Keenan Allen – It’s hard to complain about two TDs but if he’d run the right route in the 1st quarter, he could’ve had three!  Finished the night with 2/29/2 which is both awesome and awe…I want some more.  The only thing that worries me about Keenan next year are all the bumps and bruises he seems to accrue but for dynasty players out there, he’s money and if he falls outside the top 15 WRs next year, well then put on some Pink Floyd and jam out in 7/8ths time.

Philip Rivers – No, he didn’t get sat down early because his team was terrible.  No, he didn’t get hurt.  No, he didn’t get hauled off to the looney bin because he made another silly Rivers face.  His statline of 12/20 for 160 yards and 2 TDs was a direct result of game flow which sometimes feels like Aunt Flow is visiting.  That was me trying to reach out to my lady audience.  Did it work?  Rivers looked good, just wasn’t in the cards for him to try and play in a shootout with Peyton on this night.  San Diego tried this tactic the first time and failed but stuck with the program and it worked this time.  Third time will be the true test.  Sorry Jaywrong, you’re gonna have to wait until the 2014 season to find out who wins this rubber match.  No Jay, that’s not what I meant…put the tied off used condom down or I’m calling HR.

Andre Caldwell – I can only imagine the caveman-like thought process that went through Peyton’s brain on Thursday Night.  Ugh, no Welker.  Must find small white guy, throw ball.  Ugh, no small white guy.  Caldwell will do.  Andre finished with all of the fantasy points – 6/59/2 on 10 targets – you wanted tonight and then some.  He’s rolling around in it like it was two-hundred…and forty dollas…wortha puddin.  A random video for a random fantasy performance.  That’ll do, pig…that’ll do.

Knowshon Moreno – Gameflow.  Yup, that sums it up.  Only 55 total yards with 5/36 of that through the air.  Moreno played more like Moranis for your fantasy teams this week.  And remember you can’t say Moranis without saying ‘anus’.  Unless of course I’ve said it wrong all my life which just really ruins the joke.

Danny Woodhead – I’ll be the first to admit DW’s production slip has been quite surprising.  Though it’s hard to count on TDs, I was pretty sure Danny would at least keep the touches and yardage but tonight was yet another poor showing with only 30 total yards on 10 touches, 9 of which were carries.  Of course, Ryan Mathews’ emergence has played a huge part in this process but it’s fair to say anyone who had a raging Woodhead earlier in the season has gone limp this playoffs.

Montee Ball – Have I mentioned gameflow yet?  Yes?  In a reverse of a college party situation gone wrong, I’m gonna pretend that your yes means no and explain it again.  He only had 3 carries.  That’s about 12 less carries than I thought he’d have.  Though he had a so-so PPR night with 5/49 through the air, this was definitely not the Full Montee show many envisioned.

Aaron Rodgers – He’s ‘holding out hope’ he’ll play Sunday.  These aren’t things you want to read on a Friday morning.  If you own him or parts of the GB passing offense, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you. dodfog0de09swf=g=djsjd…maybe I’ll cross them after I’m done typing.

Peyton Manning – You’d think the QB who has 100+ more yards receiving on the night would’ve defeated his opponent but you’d be wrong.  PFM finished with 289 passing yards, 2 TDs, an INT and an asterisk for cold weather games added back to his name.

Demaryius Thomas/Eric Decker – Produced lines Jordy Nelson owners have come to expect since Rodger’s been gone.  If you scramble the first two letters of each of their names you get DETD which is what they did to fantasy teams who owned them.  The ‘T’ is silent.  Look, not everyone can be Dan Brown over here.

Jay Cutler – Was named the starter for this week’s game.  I wouldn’t be dropping Josh at this point as there’s still a chance they send in the McCowns.  For those following my rankings, I’m not saying it will happen, just saying it’s possible.  Jay’s just as much of a gamble as it is clicking on a link I embed.

Jacob Tamme – Was targeted twice and finished with one catch for nine yards.  You’re only supposed to use the numerical value when the number is ten or above when typing things out.  That’s how bad you were tonight, Tamme.  I can’t even type numbers when I post about you.

129 Responses

  1. Zandy says:
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    Whew crazy night. Dodged the tamme bullet at the last second. Would’ve been legendary if I audibles to Caldwell haha def the FF gods playing a trick. Anyways Keenan and RyanMat came through and my opponents knowshon did not so I’m feeling great. Rankings came through for me big time. Thanks man as always! Couldn’t do it with out you! — seriously you called Keenan Allen as a pickup at least a week early and you called the buy on Ryan Mathews who I acquired for basically Ellington and Steve Smith. So a big props where props are due goes out to you this morning.

    • thePROPHET says:
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      @Zandy: be careful zandy. It’s way to early to tell the outcome of your game. Last year in my playoff game I got 20 points from my weak link WR3 and 19 from my defense. At that point I practically ignored the game and focused on my other teams because I had written that down as a win. I lost. I got duds all around from star players and lost. Wait until Tuesday morning to gloat.

      • Zandy says:
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        @thePROPHET: I’m not declaring victory just thanking sky for the time he puts in answering everyone of my questions and formulating his rankings. I wouldn’t even be in this spot with those players had it not been for his help and guidance. Def a long way to go….

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey that’s awesome. Thanks Zandy!

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: Looks like MJD is now listed as doubtful. Where does Todman move up to in the rankings assuming MJD is out and Todman gets the start?

    • uncdrew says:
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      @Zandy:

      You should just give Sky your site URL and password. :)

      • Zandy says:
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        @uncdrew: have thought about that actually….

        • Cram It says:
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          @Zandy: Now that I think about it, may you ARE Frank White. Haven’t seen him on here in weeks.

  2. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    if d. moore plays where does he rank this week amongst d-jax/nelson/floyd/crabtree/moore? IF he’s over floyd I would be playing him. 3 WR, no flex.
    2. Not worried about Cutler being rusty, compared to Tannehill this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Not really hip on the matchup for D. Moore, personally, and don’t think if he plays he’s gonna be at 100%. I’d be starting those others over him at this point.

      It’s very possible Cutler could be rusty. Miami could also get rolled up on like they were the first time they played New England. They barely did anything in the second half. I like Trestman and his offense so I believe he’ll find a way to make it work.

      • I am not anticipating Miami to get rolled. Despite the obvious talent gap between the teams, Brady ALWAYS has a hard time playing in that stadium, and the betting line at MIAMI +2.5 confirms that.

        I presume that it’s because it’s a divisional opponent and they know NE’s coach likes to cheat, but when they’re playing at home, they can take the necessary precautions to protect from that. (example: changing the radio frequency with which the coaches use to call the plays in through Tannehill’s helmut)

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @James Rolfe: i’m wondering if the NFL even has rules concerning that. And if they do, just how they would change a radio frequency that goes to another team’s helmets (don’t road teams bring their own helmets) Sky is at least right for sure when he says the other pieces of CHI’s offense are much better than MIA’s.

            • And I don’t meant Belicheat changing frequencies, I mean Miami’s coaches switching channels to prevent the cheater from tapping in.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @James Rolfe: oh, that makes more sense. they should do this all the time.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          My main thing with the ‘rolled’ comment is I don’t trust Philbin to run a good gameplan for 4 quarters. That offense stops and starts so much because of the coaches. It’s really painful to watch sometimes.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky:TTDID (the movie reference) was a great movie.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Ha, I need to see it again. Saw it way too long ago to even pretend I remember it well.

  3. Eddie says:
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    Someone get Antonio Gates one of those walkers with tennis balls on the feet.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Eddie: He’s the guy that stands on the airport express walkway and has no luggage and leans on the railings.

  4. Tom says:
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    GREAT call on Mathews sky..you are the man..appreciate your great work

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tom: Thanks Tom! Glad it worked out.

      • Furious says:
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        @Sky: Would like to echo Tom’s comments. Plugged Mathews in for Reggie Bush yesterday and I am very happy that I did.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Furious: Awesome, Furious, I’m glad I could help.

  5. Jay

    Jay says:
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    We have a HR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jay: It’s really just Tehol in a broom closet. I do my best to make him feel important.

  6. Randy says:
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    I had Allen. But also had Rivers and Moreno. My opponent had Manning. I’m not sure how happy or depressed I should be.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Randy: Be down on the upside.

  7. Sky, just wanted to take the time to let you know the rankings have been appreciated, all year. Don’t take my in-game bichin the wrong way. It’s the playoffs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James Rolfe: It’s all good. I expect nothing less from Mr. James Rolfe!

      • @Sky: Thanks for understanding, and going forward I will make attempts to enhance my subtlety so as not to upset our peers.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          It’s hard sometimes to detect it. ‘Ef these rankings’ is kinda hard to interpret if the goal is to be funny. Your schtick comes across fine on YouTube though!

  8. Greg says:
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    Sky? Dude?

    Yesterday you convinced me to go with throw-a-pick-at-the-worst-time-Cutler over my next best option this week, Matt Ryan. Now Smokin’ Jay is a gamble? Come on man, don’t you watch “The Dog Whisperer”? I need to be treated firmly, with calm, dominant authority. My Denver receivers already screwed me pretty hard last night, I can’t handle this.

    At least there is alcohol.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Greg: Oh man, like I said he is a gamble. But I’d rather gamble than get stuck with a mediocre line. That’s just how I roll.

      • Greg says:
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        @Sky:

        I’m playing Matt Ryan. Washington is a disaster. Fingers crossed.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m praying for you

          • Greg says:
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            @Sky: @Sky:

            I will listen to Sky from now on.
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            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Here’s Johnny! Sorry about that my man. I’m guessing Ryan knocked you out?

              • Greg says:
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                @Sky:

                Nope, stayed alive in a squeaker. Edelman and Seattle D carried the day!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Nice!

  9. Harris says:
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    So my playoffs began, we have two weeks and done. I got off to a nice start with K.Allen last night. Was a little surprised to wake up and see he still had the same 29 yards he had at halftime, but I can’t complain. Here is my question. I have Cam. Seems like a great matchup against the Jets. I just picked up Matt Ryan and I am thinking of starting him for two reasons. One, I think that game should have a lot of scoring. Secondly my opponent has Harry Douglass and Tony Gonzalez. So my thought is if either of those guys have a big game, at least Ryan is cashing in as well. Am I over thinking this?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Harris: I’d be starting Cam still.

  10. Steve Stevenson says:
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    In your looking ahead post, you mentioned Campbell @ NYJ and Tannehill @ BUF as QB options for week 16. Do you like any of the following more? If not, does that change if there’s bad weather in the northeast?

    Dalton v MIN
    Keenum v DEN
    Fitzpatrick @ JAX
    Cousins v DAL
    Flacco v NE

    Goddamn, there are a lot of QB streamers next week!

  11. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Dalton at home vs the Vickings makes sense. Hard matchup to screw up (though he might find a way).

  12. Robert Griffin III says:
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    Finally a week of to focus on whats really important, my fantasy team. I’m torn between playing it safe with Ben Tate @ Indy’s horrific run defense or rolling the dice with Corradelle Patterson @ the Birds in my flex position.
    1 Pt PPR league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough one. I like Tate’s floor more, I’d lean his way.

  13. David says:
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    Sky!!
    Is it crazy to think about starting 2 te’s this week?? I got both Gonzalez and Olsen with great match ups. I could plug in Starks or Andre Brown for one of them. … Also on the waiver wire Todman and Joique Bell are available. What should I do. Standard League going into the second week of the playoffs. I’m already up by 15 pts.
    Thanks for the great articles/advice!

    • Bush is pretty hobbled with that calf. Joique has been outstanding in his absence. If you find that you are down a lot of points and need to swing for the fence, he might be worth rostering as a high-ceiling gamble in case Reggie doesn’t play.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t call it crazy but I would probably prefer to pick up Todman just in case MJD is a no go.

  14. Sawx10 says:
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    I’ve gotten extremely lucky in my ppr league and I’m trying to keep the luck going. Try to not laugh at this question but here goes:

    who should I sit from this group(wr): hartline, sanders, Tate.
    And who to sit from this group(RB): p. Thomas, s. Jackson, ivory

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No laughing, I promise!

      Sanders
      Ivory

  15. the imp says:
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    Given the following would you drop Gerhart for Todman in PPR?
    1. MJD is doubtful and Gerhart (my anticipated backup) is questionable.
    2. I can start Ellington with Forte this week.
    3. MJD/Todman get a good matchup with TEN next week, so maybe better to hold than Gerhart as AD could come back.
    4. The only reason not to drop Gerhart, in my mind, is that the AD owner is still in it and could use the handcuff to his advantage in a head to head with me in week 16.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: But the AP owner could use Todman as well. I’d pick up Todman.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: I have some follow up questions, including a general question I’ve wanted to ask for a while. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
        1. How do you know when you are in a spot to need floor over ceiling? My opponent had DT Thursday and has weak enough RBs (Rice and Daniel Thomas !?!?) to make me feel like I should be a 15 point favorite (PPR). However, she has 3 explosive players left (DJax, Bryant, VDavis), so I’m not sure how much to cut corners on upside.
        2. Related to that, do you think Ellington (fewer touches, more track record) or Todman (more touches, no track record) is the floor play? Todman has no track record (which artificially creates the conception of a floor, but Ellington’s produced a few clunkers given his backup role.
        3. Likewise, do you see Patterson or Amendola as a better floor play? Consensus rankngs (not yours, I know) shows that everyone expects Amendola’s floor to rise. Patterson has been getting similar targets of late, but RB woes could create a (even more) disfunctional Viking offense even though the Vikes will have to score to have any chance to win.

        • Sky

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          All matchup dependent. If you’re projected to beat by a lot, go floor. Within 15 or so, upside is important.

          Neither of those RBs are floor. Floor means constant part of offense. Neither apply.

          ‘Dola is floor.

  16. james says:
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    Hi Sky,

    12 team ppr.

    So Not sure what to do at the QB spot with Rodgers not playing. The only time i picked up a QB who did well that week was Dalton last week…on my bye. Still counted towards my most points prize though.

    Anyway, based on the matchup below and left to play, which QB do you think I should go with.
    Dalton (covers his Bernard), Keenum (covers his A.Johnson), Flynn (covers his Nelson) Cambell (covers his Jordan) or Cutler? I have a stronger team so not sure if I should just protect against one of his WRs having a monster game. I could also wait til after the 1pm games cause I have better players for the late games with QBs Dalton, Flynn and Cutler available but not Keenum or Cambell

    ME HIM
    QB ?? Rivers 18.43
    RB Charles Bernard
    RB Vereen Ball 9.80
    WR Garcon A.Johnson
    WR Fitz Nelson
    TE Graham Cameron
    FL. Decker 6.20 B.Lafell
    FL. F.Jax J.Jones (balt)
    Def Cinci NO

    Thanks

    • james says:
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      The rosters got messed up
      sorry

      My Team
      QB ??
      RB Charles Vereen
      WR Garon Fitz
      TE Graham
      FL Decker F.Jax
      DEF Cinci

      HIM
      Rivers
      Bernard Ball
      Nelson A.Johnson
      Cameron
      Lafell J.Jones (Balt)
      Saint

      • Cram It says:
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        @james: Terrible strategy. You should be shot for considering Matt Flynn because he has Jordy Nelson. How does Dalton cover his Bernard?

        • james says:
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          Barnard gets receiving TDs. Hoping BGE still gets goaline carries

        • Zandy says:
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          @Cram It: and I’m frank white?!?! Haha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Zandy: Dude, you ask kicker questions. Kickers!

            • Zandy says:
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              @Cram It: I did it once and it turned out to be about a game where actually no PATs were attempted given the weather. When is the last time you can remember that happening??? Question was totally valid

              • Cram It says:
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                @Zandy: Yes you couldn’t figure out if blizzard conditions would affect a kicker’s performance. Brainbuster.

                Couple that with your incessant inquiries about 3rd string RB’s and handcuffs and your just loads of fodder. I’m having fun…keep it coming yo!

                • Zandy says:
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                  @Cram It: haha that was the dilemma! Wind was only supposed to be 5 miles per hour. Weather man got it wrong! Thankfully Sky got it right! Put in Hartley as per the rankings. If sky told me to jump off a bridge, I’d probably pick up knife Davis and then do it!

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Zandy: I have his home address. You want it?

                    • james says:
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                      We dont even play with Kickers in my league :

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Good on you!

      • Cram It says:
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        @james: That said, I take back what I said. I was a little overzealous there, in my state. I don’t want you to get shot.

        • james says:
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          You still havent given me any advice what to do here :/

          • Cram It says:
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            @james: Sorry, I’m drunk. You don’t want my advice right now. Sky will get ya!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @james: I have Keenum ranked highest this week. I’d go with him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @james: I would love to not have kickers. We’re pushing for that next year.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Cram It: otherwise was going to say you should start nugent to offset Bernard…….

      • james says:
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        Kickers are the stupidest thing in fantasy. Whether they kick a FG or not is not generally affected by the talent the kicker has but the situation that the team is in and whether or not its a simple FG decision. Its luck more then anything and shouldnt affect a matchup.

  17. A Few Good Mendenhall says:
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    Who sits?

    Bell v. Cin
    Jennings v. KC
    Andre Brown v. Sea

  18. Andy says:
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    I need some help setting my lineup to get to the finals:

    At RB I am starting Vereen and McCoy
    Should I start Bush, J. Bell, or Spiller at the Flex?

    Also I have D.Thomas, K. Allen at WR…
    I need help with the third slot (Gronk injury killed me) should I start- TY Hilton, T. Gonzalez or D. Amendola?

    • Sky

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      @Andy: Since ou have Bell and Bush, you have the luxury of waiting until Monday to find out about his health. I’d roll with him and be ready to move Bell in if I need to.

      TY

  19. A Few Good Mendenhall says:
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    Start Cutler or Tannehill?

    I know this would usually be a no-brainer, but I’m a little worried about rust or a re-aggravation of the injury and him being pulled for McCown.

    • Cram It says:
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      @A Few Good Mendenhall: It’s a legitimate concern but Sky has Cutler ahead of Tannehill, so I don’t think he’s going to suggest Tanny because YOU are worried about it. If you’re worried about it, don’t start Cutler.

      • Slob on my Cobb says:
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        Tannehill it is… Here’s hoping

  20. Dale Pigeux says:
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    Need some RB help… PPR

    Pierre Thomas (@STL)
    Alfred Morris (@ATL)
    Rashad Jennings (vKC)

    Who sits?

  21. Zandy says:
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    Sky think it for lost in the chains above but just wanted to flag this and get your opinion.
    Looks like MJD is now listed as doubtful. Where does Todman move up to in the rankings assuming MJD is out and Todman gets the start?

    Rainey ran all over buffalo but take out the 80yrder and his running was a lot less impressive. That said buffalo still ranks at the rear against the run.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: He moves up higher. But probably still behind the guy you’re starting that you’re not mentioning.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: that’s a great set of data points. Guess he will stay on my bench and I will roll Stacy and Djax after all. Thanks man!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck

  22. The Beal Deal says:
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    charles clay or jacoby jones at the flex?

  23. Rocky says:
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    Sky!

    Into the semi’s in both of my leagues! Thanks a ton for all your help this year. Helped out a ton already thanks to Thursday’s underperformers (vs. D. Thomas in both leagues, Gates, Decker). I have flex issues in one of my .5 PPR leagues and need counsel.

    Garcon or Rashad Jennings? Trying to talk myself into Oakland keeping that game close and Jennings having the higher ceiling. Have a hunch he goes off. BUT, I’m also in the camp that says that Cousins starting actually upgrades all peripheral Wash skill position players over their RGIII-led potential, Garcon potentially first and foremost.

    Btw, wish I had taken your rankings advice and benched Knowshon in favor of SJax this week… Hope it doesn’t come back to haunt me.

    Thanks again!

    • Sky

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      Internet high five!

      I think Rashad has to be your choice because you need some pop. Garcon has been good/steady but he’s had minimal upside.

      Well even I didn’t think that Knowshon thing would fall out like THAT. Still, good luck this week!

  24. Moscowitz says:
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    Charles, Bernard or Stacy?
    I am already starting Lynch, A.Brown and Vereen. In a normal situation that wouldnt even be a question because i would start Charles but what if Davis gets 15 touches?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Charles/Vereen/Stacy is how I’d play it personally

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Sky:

        I would play Lynch, Charles, Brown and Vereen. The reason why i would keep out Stacy is that first of all the Saints D is a good run D. Second, the Rams could fall behind pretty early in the game, which would cut into Stacys touches. The Saints would stack the box anyway (and they are good at it) because of Clemons inability to effectively move the chains through the air. What do you think?

        • Sky

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          Think you’re looking at the wrong stats if you think Saints are good against the run. Andre Brown is going against the ‘hawks.

  25. Frank White says:
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    Sky Wutup… My team’s in the semi’s and Peterson’s hurt, Toby’s hurt and my other star Rb got hurt.. So I know game time decision for Peterson and Toby but in my other Rb spot would you start Green Ellis or Jordan Todman?? If my Viking backs don’t start then would it be Todman & Ellis or I have Daniel Thomas, Ridley, Reece, blah bl;ah.. Lol. Anyway if those Viking backs don’t start I also have Jerome Felton, would he be considered??

    • Sky

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      Hey Frank, it’s Todman if MJD is out. If not its BJGE. Not sure who Felton

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    1.rainey or floyd at non-PPR flex?
    2. if in a different non-PPR i’m having to wait out gerhart, and I sort of want to make sure that nobody picks up todman ahead of me, who’s the drop. Could just wait till right before game time, but somebody who picked up starks might soon notice lacy is probable and go todman instead ahead of me.
    ivory
    reed (if I win and he comes back he’d be huge next week in finals, this is 14 team league)
    mccown (only around now in case cutler’s hurt yet again, have luck starting again)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: 3. PPR. if flody doesn’t play tomorrow d.moore or crabtree?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: 3. it’s probably crabtree as he’s right behind floyd in rankings, but you don’t have d.moore listed at all.

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          @goodfold2: don’t worry about 3. just noticed both jennings is available and higher (25th) in rankings.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: it has to be ivory, as I can’t have more than these 6 RB’s. or I wait till the morning to figure out whether gerhart plays or not.
      peterson/MJD/woodhead/stacy/ivory/gerhart.

    • Sky

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      Floyd (I’m pretty sure hell play)/Ivory

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        @Sky: was able to drop gerhart just now that he’s not playing for todman.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: was able to grab jennings, higher in rankings than floyd.

  27. Friar says:
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    I need some advice for how to handle the Reggie Bush situation. I have to choose between Bush and Spiller as my flex in an 18-team 0.5 ppr league. I also have Marlon Brown, so if the Questionable Bush is a late scratch on Monday, I can plug Brown in to avoid the zero.

    Would you start Spiller on Sunday, or wait ’til Monday and play either Bush or Brown?

    • Sky

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      Think Bush gives more upside. I’d lean on him and hope you can start him over Brown

  28. goodfold2 says:
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    now my opp looks smart having picked up dola, who’s stealing my vereen’s catches. put in vereen in stead of bush or j.bell. but I did pick up jennings for floyd, but also cutler (ugh)

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      @goodfold2: you sure where right so far about MIA’s offense. eck. put in clay over v.davis too.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: if somehow i win this week (doesn’t seem like I deserve to at this point) maybe i’ll listen to myself when I say for the 2nd time DO NOT BENCH VD. He’s matchup proof. Damn MIA offense and 1 Clay target in 1st half.

  29. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    looks like all of us who chose cutler or tannehill over cousins were screwed by not remember both just how bad ATL’s defense is, and how good he was last year.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: just cutler’s owners are the screwed ones at this point. at least foles isn’t doing much better.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: right when i say that my d-jax gets 40 yards and a TD from foles in 2 plays.

        • the imp says:
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          @goodfold2: I’m glad that DJax action helped somebody besides my opponent!

  30. jason batteiger says:
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    exactly why wasn’t dola used like this all damn year when I owned him.

    • the imp says:
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      @jason batteiger: I’m with you. He was my WR2 on draft day, I never dropped him, but decided I needed to see him improve before trusting him today. Who knew the Miami secondary would get banged up and the Pats would be playing catchup to brew the perfect storm.

  31. goodfold2 says:
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    gonna ride the broom on myself here.
    even though I either got bad luck (vereen getting outscored by dola by 24 pts in our league) or bad decisions 1.
    picking cutler’s 28.35 vs
    tannehill (39.5)
    cousins (39.05)
    and
    2. benching VD (20.9) for
    clay (1.6) i still have
    near 200 pts due to making good decisions (jennings over floyd) and good luck besides (d-jax/charles), all while benching 29.73 pts.

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      @goodfold2: feels good to this early start sending chop ideas. screw that leaving $400 out there for luck. need to shrink that number. 1st really should only get near double 2nd, not 7-3 difference.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: this was also best week of the year by anybody (212 was best before today) with 236.50, and benched 30.45 in bad decisions. I am not counting vereen over DET RB starter.

  32. goodfold2 says:
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    just me or did pass defenses completely take this week off
    tannehil/brady/cousins/flynn/romo/foles/cassel/mcgloin/fitz all had at least 297 yards this week.

  33. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    one to eventually get one of these right. seemed to pick the worst out of good QB group every week. this week thought about picking cousins/cutler/tannehill and picked worst one. week before it was Fitz in good matchup and he sucked. which of these for super bowl is best?
    tannehill @BUF
    Fitz @JAX
    Cousins vs DAL
    Cutler @PHI
    looks like some good ones here. Cousins might be best?

    • the imp says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Cutler against the Eagles is a pretty good matchup too as they are sure to be playing hard for a chance at the playoffs, Cousins against Dallas should be good possibility too.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @the imp: also have Rodgers waiting in the wings still, he likely won’t get ruled out till saturday or something stupid, at this point i’m almost hoping he gets more injured at practice just so I don’t mess up and play him in the finals where he could be rusty or even get reinjured on the first possession. Fitz definitely seems worse on the road (or maybe it’s only cold weather), Tannehill has been great last 4 or so weeks. Cousins looked good today (mostly) and was great last year (mostly).

  34. Deck says:
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    Championship in 2 out of 3 leagues, how did you do?

    Also has anybody ever played a full blown dynasty? Thinking of starting one.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Deck: i just joined a baseball one (orphan team), and holy shit, do you spend a LOT of time trade Hegeling (hard to decipher haggling, needs multiple rereadings). I’ve gone over about 14 or so versions of what I may be able to move for my Sale.

  35. jason batteiger says:
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    have to drop mccown. already have luck. IND’s whole team is weird, either good enough to have him only throw a few times, or so bad teams are beating them by 30 and he throws the ball 45+ times. next week, rank top 2 or 3.
    luck @KC
    tannehill @BUF (should be very cold)
    fitzgerald @JAX
    cousins vs DAL
    finals so I could throw Luck away to grab 2 of these to protect myself if finals opp wants to improve from his a.smith, if he so thinks one of those others was better than smith.

  36. goodfold2 says:
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    Sky kicked some ass ranking Jennings that high. Best late game decision that I acted on all year. Cutler instead of Tannehill (nope). Clay over V.Davis. Nope.

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