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As you may have noticed, there hasn’t been too much pre-season news to take note of this year. I can’t say if it was different last year, mostly because of alcohol. But so far, we’ve had the Andre Brown epic releasing party, which I struggled to even notice. From what I’ve heard, all seven Houston Texan fans didn’t care anyways. There’s also Kansas City, who is trying the unique strategy of possibly going into the season with no secondary at all. We talked a bit about Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount, who were going to drive without a DUI, but then they got high. And I know why. Yeah. Yeah. Because they got high… Oh, and don’t forget, we are still on Josh Gordon WATCH!– 2014, in which news should be breaking any second now for the past two weeks. Good thing I’ve started an IV of coffee. Don’t worry, it’s hazelnut flavor. However, if there’s one thing we can be promised during the pre-season (the Kansas City secondary being prime example number one), it’s that injuries happen. And it appears Sam Bradford led the charge this past weekend…

While most Rams fans would argue this could be addition by subtraction, or, you know, pretty much a self-fulfilling prophecy for an injury-prone player, I’m going to assume for now that there are no such thing as Rams fans. There are only Cardinals fans, and they’re pretty busy at the moment. That being said, there were some stats out there, numbers if you will (not my strong suit), that pointed to a potential breakout. And so in this make or break year for him, he has clearly chosen to be broken. While waiting for the breakout has been a long and tenuous journey for the former first overall pick (like, 23 years ago), his torn ACL and lost season clearly jumbles the Rams outlook. The quarterback depth chart is interesting, in that Siri didn’t even know who Shaun Hill and Garrett Gilbert were. But Hill seems like a certainly capable back-up (including a stable pre-season thus far), and over his career of 34 games, he’s thrown for 6,381 yards with 41 touchdowns and 23 interceptions, completing almost 62 percent of his passes. Can he be fantasy relevent? I can resoundingly say: maybe?… but probably not. More importantly, though, is how this will affect the outlooks for Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, and Zac Stacy. As of this moment, I don’t see a change how the offense will run, and I would continue drafting these players in the same area. I mean, can we honestly say that Shaun Hill is a huge drop-off from Bradford? I can’t.

Then there’s Wes Welker, who after missing three games last season from two concussions, has been diagnosed with another one from Denver’s loss to the Texan’s on Saturday. I wasn’t really high on Welker this season, much in the same way I worry about Jordan Reed… concussions can happen at any time, and players who have a concussion history tend not to respond well when it happens again. I’m not saying write-off all players that have these kinds of histories, but at least add it into your value assessment.

And then there’s Cam Newton and his fractured rib he suffered against New England. I’m not worried quite yet, as most reports have him ready for their Sept. 7th opener. To be honest, it could have been worse. What if the ribs were located in his ankle? Then what? Actually, that sounds kind of weird. So it would be weird AND worse. ALL THE DUBYA’S.

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  1. Killer joe says:
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    I love the bra ad on the right with the busty girl. You should have more advertisements for boob-related things.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Killer joe: I get no boobs on my page. Where are my boobs? (Life story bro.)

    • Spammer Jay says:
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      @Killer joe: those google ads track your interests based on your browsing history. Hahaha.

  2. Yescheese says:
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    This weekend shows why anybody drafting Rams for fantasy relevance are dumb.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Yescheese: this shouldn’t hurt stacy much at all. britt in the 12-13th round where i’ve seen him going isn’t too bad either. austin could be.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Yescheese: Well, I sorta-kinda-maybe agree here, with Zac Stacy being the one guy I really want.

  3. Yescheese says:
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    RCL FOOTBALL OPENING

    Only serious members of Razz Nation need apply. Draft TONIGHT at 8pm Central

    http://y.ahoo.it/HlSzCK1B

  4. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    drafted this in single player keeper. full pt PPR with .1 pts per return yard (so patterson is really big deal). a few years ago sproles was best player for 2 str years, esp one of those years. due to both punt and kick returns. 1 flex, 2 RB/2 WR. round in (). i’m pick 7 in odds, 6th in evens. 6 pt QB TD throws, 6 pt bonus at 100 yards caught or ran, and 6 pt bonus at 300 yards.
    Ryan (6)
    murray (2)/stacy (3)/ c.johnson (5)/ freeman (10)/ ivory (11)/mcfadden (12)
    julio (1, keeper)/patterson (4)/wright (7)/jacoby j. (9)/stills (13)
    pitta (8)
    BUF (14)
    Walsh (15)
    how’s that look?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yewah, the RB core is a tad bit risky, but I love the upside. Big fan of the WR core, and your bench is strong enough. Good team.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: @Jay: nothing’s changed enough since projections came out indicating dropping any RB for any of white/b.brown/dunbar/todman/bolden/k.davis. i think it’s more likely s-jax gets hurt and gives freeman value than most of these other guys.

  5. Big League Choo says:
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    12 team standard league my only snake league with 1 flex, 1 DB

    QB RGIII
    RB Mccoy
    RB Mathews
    Flex Ellington
    WR Julio Jones
    WR Garcon
    WR Wayne
    TE Pitta
    DST Pats
    S Weddle

    BN Joique Bell
    BN C Hyde
    BN C Michael
    BN Sproles
    BN J Gordon
    BN Romo
    BN T Kelce

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big League Choo: I like this team. It might sound bad, but it isn’t… I really like your bench. It’s a huge gathering of upside. And, you know, Ryan Mathews makes me happy.

  6. Chris says:
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    Hello Jay,

    Yesterday had my first draft. Drafted 12th out of 12 teams lol.
    I really like my first 8 picks. Perhaps went a little early with Maclin at Rd. 7th.

    Normally I don’t go with K and DEF that early but there was a run on kickers and defense and my next picks would have been 20 picks later. I felt I had to make a move.

    Also, first time I only draft 3 rb… perhaps light but with this passer league now, I think depending on the matchups but Hartline should be my primary flex. He is a very underrated WR with back to back 1,000 yards season.

    Please let me know your input.

    thanks!

    1. (12) A.J. Green WR
    2. (13) DeMarco Murray RB
    3. (36) Ryan Mathews RB
    4. (37) Andre Johnson WR
    5. (60) DeSean Jackson WR
    6. (61) Greg Olsen TE
    7. (84) Jeremy Maclin WR
    8. (85) Philip Rivers QB
    9. (108) Steven Hauschka K
    10. (109) Cincinnati DEF
    11. (132) DeAngelo Williams RB
    12. (133) Brian Hartline WR
    13. (156) Jordan Matthews WR
    14. (157) Ryan Tannehill QB
    15. (180) Eric Ebron TE

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chris: That’s okay, I was forced to take Maclin early in a draft because WR’s were being grabbed all over the place. You did fine on the turn there, and I think Jackson is being underrated.

  7. Paul says:
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    Jay,

    So even with all this news of Cam, you still rank him as 5th QB overall?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’m going to monitor the situation, but as of now, I’m keeping him in the same place. Let’s see where we are a week from now.

      • Paul says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, great stuff as usual. I asked b/c I think a lot of other source are really down on him (even before this rib thing), so I think he’ll be untouched in my draft for a while.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Paul: Yeah, I think there’s definitely value there no matter what.

  8. B.G says:
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    14 team PPR keeper Auction. 3 keeprs, who do I keep?

    Player
    Keeper Cost
    Auction Cost
    2013 Final Rank
    Current O-Rank
    Philip Rivers (SD – QB) – 6
    Ace Sanders (Jax – WR) – 1
    Percy Harvin (Sea – WR) – 1
    Reggie Bush (Det – RB) 19
    Garrett Graham (Hou – TE) 1
    Jamaal Charles (KC – RB) – 57
    Brian Hartline (Mia – WR) 31
    Lance Moore (Pit – WR) – 11
    Marlon Brown (Bal – WR) 1
    Joique Bell (Det – RB) – 1

    I know my team was garbage. Injuries. I was thinking Rivers Charles Percy. Or Rivers Charles Joique. But then maybe Rivers Percy Joique.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @B.G: I would keep Harvin, Bell, and Bush.

  9. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    14-team .5 PPR League

    QB: Newton
    RB: Martin, CJ2k, Woodhead, MJD, McFadden
    WR: Julio, Cruz, Hartline, Stills, Marvin Jones (will probably be dropped for a QB)
    TE: Gates
    K: Bailey
    DEF: Cincy

    This is the team I feel least confident about, but would love to hear your thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the_hungary_hippo: Some risk at RB, but the WR core looks good. On the surface, your WR3 could use an upgrade, but I think Stills is a good fallback. People are sleeping a bit on Gates as well. I think you’ll be okay.

      • the_hungary_hippo says:
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        @Jay: Was just offered Ray Rice, Alshon, and Freeman for my Martin and Hartline… Thoughts?

  10. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Jay!
    I need an advice for the draft strategy of my league:16 team standard league,1QB,2RB,2WR,1W/T,1TE,1DST,1K. It’s my first time with so many teams,me and my friends decided to try, and i really don’t know how to draft(i don’t know my draft position,now). I usually drafted my QB later,between 6th and 9th rounds,but in 16 team could be helpful to have one of the top3 Qbs? I was a bit worried.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ciwa: Naw, I’d still wait on QB’s, but make sure you don’t get one lower than tier 3. In a deep league like that, you must hit on your value picks and keep an eye on scarcity. If you see a trend with RB’s, then you have to get one, despite where they are rankings wise.

      • Ciwa says:
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        @Jay: I saw you put Wilson and Kaep in Tier4. Do u think is it better to not draf them?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Ciwa: It’s okay, I’m just not liking the offenses they are in. I’d rather have, say, a Cutler, who has three top-5/10 players at their respective positions.

  11. Da Chefs says:
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    Just drafted in a 12-team, limited keeper with 0.2 PPR (weird, right?!) snake-style draft. I had pick 5. I passed on Lacy to grab Megatron. I liked the idea of Julio-Calvin combo. Thoughts?!

    QB Kaepernick (12, keeper)
    RB Mathews (2)
    RB Lamar Miller (6)
    WR Calvin Johnson (1)
    WR Julio Jones (4, keeper)
    TE Jimmy Graham (5, keeper)
    W/R Cordarrelle Patterson (3)
    DST St Louis
    K j. Tucker

    Mark Ingram RB (7)
    Devonta freeman RB (8)
    Khiry Robinson RB (9)
    Justin hunter WR (10)
    Lance Dunbar RB (11)
    Jordan Matthews WR (13)

    More than half of the top 40 were kept, so they top half of the draft had some names you wouldn’t normally see there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Da Chefs: Not huge on Kap, but you gotta love that Megatron/Julio combo with Jimmy Graham. Those three will carry you this season.

  12. Deezpac says:
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    went a little cray cray on the Stars and Scrubs strategy in my 10 team 1pt PPR league. I’m going to need to find a WR or two on the WW. Am i screwed?

    QB (1) – Kaepernick
    WR (2) – Terrance Williams, Britt, Marvin Jones, Andre Caldwell, James Jones
    RB (2) – McCoy, Charles
    TE (1) – Clay
    FLEX (2) – Forte, Vereen
    K&D are both currently empty
    BN- James White, Khiry Robinson, Dri Archer, Chris Ivory,Tre Mason, Alfred Blue

    i have a pretty good base of RBs but i need to strike gold with a WR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Deezpac: This isn’t bad though. Forte, McCoy, and Charles on the same team should be illegal.

    • j says:
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      @Deezpac: does no one in that league have a clue? That team can’t be real

      • Deezpac says:
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        @j:
        It’s a 1 keeper auction draft (Vereen was my keeper at $6) so after 20 minutes and $180 of $200 spent the only thing i really was able to do was sit back drink some beer and eat my nachos until the $1 – $2 guys started being drafted.

        i’ve been getting a lot of trade offers for McCoy and Vereen. Some have been tempting but i kind of want to see how this plays out:

        McCoy for Alshon, Cameron, and B Pierce
        McCoy for Torrey Smith, Michael Floyd, Joique Bell, and Cameron

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Deezpac: I might do the first one, but I’m holding for now.

  13. Clint says:
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    I was amazed when the Bradford news broke and read a story via Twitter how Stacy’s stats were actually emboldened when Bradford went out last year. Not sure about the WR’s but I’m an annual sucker for Britt since he got all sexy and injured every season but I may be able to resist him now.

    You’re right regarding the Welker injury. Dude had 2 last year (don’t get me started on how they mysteriously skirted that all-important concussion protocol by not calling it one forever) and already has one this year. Couple that with Emanuel Sanders catching everything Peyton threw his way and I’m staying away from Welker this season.

    By the way, anybody notice how, with major injuries down, the preseason whiners aren’t crying their eyes out in the media about how we really need to cancel this whole preseason crap for safety this year? Funny how that goes. Kinda like crying about cleaning up steroids in baseball and then subsequently whining about all the injured stars that end up on the shelf afterward.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: Yeah, their strategy of just feeding him the ball shouldn’t be lost on anyone. And my thoughts exactly on Welker.

  14. DomMattingly says:
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    I dropped Bernard Pierce for J Stewart over the weekend. Silly? Do I drop Britt and pick Pierce back up? Pierce kinda seems like a bust. Also, Britt has potential to go off with any QB. Am I right? Hill can’t be worse than hasslebeck.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DomMattingly: Not silly, but they are about the same thing to me. I’d like to see what Britt can do.

  15. Cram It says:
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    We have 2 RB slots and a WR/RB slot. These are my starting RB’s
    Matthews
    CJ3
    Gerhart

    My bench RB’s are Joique Bell, Stepfan Taylor and Devonta Freeman. My question is: would you lose one of those bench guys to handcuff one of my starters? Thinking being CJ3 and Gerhart might not cut it as the lead back?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cram It: I’m fine with those three, and I think Freeman and Bell are good handcuffs already.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Jay: Cool. Thanks man.

  16. Bryan says:
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    Thin are wr depth, would trading Fred Jackson for K. Benjamin be worth it?

    Fred Jackson is my bench Rb 4/5

    • DomMattingly says:
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      @Bryan: I would do this!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: Yeah, I’m fine with this trade.

  17. Zar says:
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    Drafted one of my RCLs last night, how’s it look? I had to leave around the 8th round, so things got kinda wonky after that. I keep finding that I draft players with a week 10 bye, and by the time I realize it, I have to pick up DeAngelo Williams to fill in for me….I’m not really a fan of the Tavon Austin pick, but I’m not sure who else was out there.

    Round Pick Player Position
    1. (3) Adrian Peterson RB
    2. (22) Alshon Jeffery WR
    3. (27) Doug Martin RB
    4. (46) Michael Crabtree WR
    5. (51) DeSean Jackson WR
    6. (70) Andrew Luck QB
    7. (75) Greg Olsen TE
    8. (94) Danny Woodhead RB
    9. (99) Brian Hartline WR
    10. (118) DeAngelo Williams RB
    11. (123) Tavon Austin WR
    12. (142) Ben Roethlisberger QB
    13. (147) Greg Jennings WR
    14. (166) Arizona DEF
    15. (171) Steven Hauschka K
    16. (190) Andre Caldwell WR

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zar: Yeah, I just worry about the bye’s when I get there. Not big on Crabtree, but I like the Jeffery, Jackson combo, and your RB’s are just fine.

  18. Bryan says:
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    Thoughts on my team as a whole
    Qb Cutler
    Rb Lacy
    Wr Cobb
    Wr Floyd
    Flex G Bernard
    Flex Joique Bell
    Te Pitta
    K M Bryant
    D Rams/Bucks

    Bench
    Jeremy Hill
    Fred Jackson
    Reuben Randle
    Bradshaw
    James White

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bryan: I’d say its above average everywhere, no weaknesses. Bench is good too, I’m big on Bradshaw this year.

  19. Dave says:
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    Don’t know what to do with my 9th/12th pick combo. Its a PPR and Forte or Lacy might fall to that spot I could grab one of them 9th then a receiver at 12. Or I could get a top receiver like Dez or DT at 9 (any receiver after Calvin will be available) and then get Montee Ball who I’m pretty sure will be there at 12. Which way do you think I should go with these 2 picks?

    Thanks!

    • donut says:
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      @Dave: Who are the first 8 picks if Lacy or Forte or any non-Calvin WR will be there?

      Picking at 9 and 12 I would go RB-RB (Ball + Bernard) unless J. Graham fell to 9. Your next pick isn’t till 29 and there will still be good WRs there, but backs not so much.

      • Dave says:
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        @donut: Its also a 2QB league so 3 of the top 8 picks will be Peyton, Brees, and Rodgers then there’s Charles, AP, Mccoy, Calvin, and one of Lacy/Forte being taken. I don’t want to take a QB so early because I know the guys in this league won’t take many QB’s early so I’ll still have a great one by the 3rd/4th round.

        Thanks for the advice, I might do that and since Ball will be there at 12 I could go for like Forte/Ball with the 2 picks but I would be missing out on a top receiver. Don’t know which receivers would be there at 29.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: All those options, besides Ball, are okay with me. I like the Forte, Thomas combo there if it’s available.

      • Dave says:
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        @Jay: Thanks! Not a fan of Ball this year?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dave: Not yet. I want to see more.

  20. Mike says:
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    Hi

    I am really new to football, but I’ve been following razzball for quite a while now. Would appreciate any feedback! I have no idea how my team is and will be willingly to make any changes to it off the waivers.

    This is a 10 team 1pt ppr league.

    (10) DeMarco Murray RB
    (11) Demaryius Thomas WR
    (30) Randall Cobb WR
    (31) Rob Gronkowski TE
    (50) Andrew Luck QB
    (51) Toby Gerhart RB
    (70) Joique Bell RB
    (71) Julian Edelman WR
    (90) Lamar Miller RB
    (91) Terrance Williams WR
    (110) Bernard Pierce RB
    (111) Justin Hunter WR
    (130) Rueben Randle WR
    (131) Andre Williams RB
    (150) Bills D/ST D/ST
    (151) Dan Bailey K

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: Looks like a good team to me. Gronk has risk, but the round you got him in seems like good value. I like the Williams/Hunter picks there as well.

  21. Max says:
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    Is Colston and Rueben Randle a fair offer for Keenan Allen? 10 team; .5 PPR; .5 1st Down and 40 yard catches.

    My team:
    Brady
    Calvin
    AJ Green
    Torrey
    Stacy
    Joique
    Gronk
    Colston
    BN: J.Reed, Ben Tate, Randle, Kelvin, Andre Williams, Davonta, Boykin

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Max: Probably not. Maybe worth a try, but I wouldn’t do that if I was the Allen owner.

  22. Steve says:
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    Brees ,Kyle Rudolph,
    Or
    Russel Wilson,jimmy graham,
    Thx!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Tough one, but I’m leaning Graham here.

  23. cl says:
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    Bradford wasn’t on my top 150 pre-rank list (I have to auto-draft one league, but use the same list for all 3).

    I moved Bell to the Do Not Draft List. I just don’t want to deal with it… too harsh?

    I moved Newton to Rothlesberger-area. Make sense?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @cl: That’s okay on Bell, but I’m liking the value he offers right now. Seems a bit too low, but I could be stubbornly high on Newton, especially with the rib.

      • CL says:
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        @Jay: seems like yer kinda going along with me here. I’ll take it! Thanks and good luck this year.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @CL: Hah, kinda sorta. Same to you!

  24. Tim says:
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    I got invited to join a league at 8 pm that drafted at 9 pm. 12 team, non-ppr, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 rb/wr, and 1 rb/wr/te. Picked from 7 hole. Figured being able to play up to 4 rbs weekly, would go heavy, especially when I saw how players were dropping. Everybody on the heavy wr zig, so I zagged. I know you are not high on Ball, but had to grab him at 18. Gordon in the 15th seemed like no brainer. Other than no backup TE, what are my weaknesses?
    Forte (7)
    Ball (18)
    Bernard (31)
    Allen (42)
    Floyd (55)
    Bell (66)
    Ryan (79)
    Jones-Drew (90)
    Hunter (103)
    Rudolph (114)
    Benjamin (127)
    Roethlisberger (138)
    Andre Williams (151)
    Freeman (162)
    Gordon (175)
    Novak (186)
    Stream defense

    • Jay

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      @Tim: To be honest, there really aren’t any weaknesses here. Maybe your WR core needed someone elite, but I don’t think so. I’m fine with Allen and Floyd with Hunter and Benjamin, even Williams being a WR3.

  25. My Vick is Itchy says:
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    10 team 100$ budget Auction…6 pts per passing td everything else standard and no negative pts league this is my best plan for now, if you have any suggestion lmk

    QB Romo 4
    RB Lacy 22
    RB Mathews 14
    Flex Spiller 9
    WR J Jones 18
    WR Alshon 15
    TE Olsen 4
    k 1
    DST 1

    BN J Gordon 3
    BN Hartline 3
    BN L Miller 2
    BN G Tate 1
    BN Cutler 2

    • Jay

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      @My Vick is Itchy: I like this team. I think you have a good mix here, but you might at some point have to decide on Romo or Cutler to grab a backup RB. You don’t have to now, but keep that in mind.

  26. Ron says:
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    This is it Jay. The draft is tomorrow night so it all comes down to this with all the chips on the table. Once again, here is the setup:

    Format: 12-team .5PPR with 2 keepers
    Positions: QB, RB, WR, WR, WR/RB, WR/TE, DST, K
    Keepers: Stacy and Crabtree

    Players available: Charles, Peterson, Megatron, Demaryius, Graham, Dez, Green, Marshall, Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Lynch, etc.,

    I have the #1 pick and the #5 overall picks in the first round and I do not have a 2nd round pick.

    If you are in my shoes (which means you won the league last year in spectacular fashion) who are you picking tomorrow night at #1 and then at #5 to pair with those keepers?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Charles and then Megatron. If Megatron isn’t there, Graham.

  27. Dingbat says:
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    I’ve got the 2nd pick tonight in a 12-team PPR league. Settings are 1pt/12 rushing or receiving yards, 1PPR, 6pt/rushing or receiving TD.

    Assuming Jamaal Charles goes first, who do I take 2nd? LeSean McCoy seems to have more support among fantasy experts in general, but Forte projects for more receptions, and AP has the Norvitus factor. How do I decide???

    I’m keeping Zac Stacy in the 12th round, if it adds anything to the discussion.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dingbat: I’m personally going AP there, but the argument for Forte is an easy one.

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Jay: Turns out I needn’t have worried. AP went first overall, so Charles fell to me. Here’s the team I ended up with:

        QB: Matthew Stafford
        RB: Jamaal Charles
        RB: Zac Stacy
        WR: Randall Cobb
        WR: Golden Tate
        TE: Jimmy Graham
        RB/WR: Pierre Thomas
        WR/TE: Brian Hartline
        QB/RB/WR/TE: Tony Romo
        DEF: Buffalo
        K: [Empty]
        BN: Fred Jackson
        BN: Justin Hunter
        BN: Greg Jennings
        BN: Tavon Austin
        BN: James Jones

        12 Teams, Scoring: 1pt/30 yds passing, 4pt/passTD, 1pt/12 yds rush or rec, 6pt/rush or rec TD, 1PPR, 1pt/20 yds returning.

        Any thoughts?

  28. mcBlunty says:
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    keeper league where you can play a TE and a flex TE, I have both Gronk and J Graham, i am very thin at WR with colston, r randle, and j hunter, wheaton and marvin jones, full PPR league

    i have been offered B Marshall and C Clay for Graham, should i do it?

    i have also been offered B Tate and R Wayne for Gronk?

    i would only do 1, if you were to do one of these which makes more sense, my rb situation is A morris, ray rice, steven jackson, deangelo williams, so Tate could be a nice add. Or should i stay with my 2 headed TE attack

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @mcBlunty: I would trade Gronk, I don’t want that risk.

    • mcBlunty says:
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      @BenJ: im down, how do you join, i clicked the link and brings me to the league but cant seem to join, still only 11 players showing

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Jay: shit, i got a notice like 2 days ago. i figured you closed it. i think that player was me. no problem, i can find another RCL if i want in.

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            @goodfold2: the notice wasn’t an invite, it was like a warning saying league wasn’t renewed.

  29. Tarman Got Him says:
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    Just drafted my second to last team and IMO my best team. Somehow guys were falling to me left and right.

    QB – Foles
    WR – Jones
    WR – Cobb
    WR – Jackson
    RB – Murray
    RB – Stacey
    TE – Olsen
    B – Patterson
    B – Randle
    B – Miller
    B – MJD
    B – Thomas
    B – Rivers
    K – Dawson
    DEF – Cinn

    I know you don’t like 2 QB but just in case Foles is a no show

    Does Olsen’s value take a hit w Cam?

    Both Garçon and Patterson were available in round 6, wow, I went Patterson. Due to variety and QB issues in Washingtob potentially.

    What do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tarman Got Him: Uh, yeah, this team rocks at WR and RB, and you got my boy Olsen. I would have gone Garcon, but that’s okay.

      • Tarman Got Him says:
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        @Jay: Thanks!! I couldn’t believe some of the picks people were making. I mean kickers and defenses were going off in rounds 6-7? Ha. I have Garçon in another league so it was for variety. In looking forward to see what this team could do!!

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          @Tarman Got Him: hard to believe garcon in 6th available.

  30. Grant says:
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    Well this brings me to my streaming defense for the year already on week 1, I decided to draft the vikings defense with my last pick in my draft, they got the Rams week 1, and I just don’t trust anything the Rams will be doing. Hopefully it works for me.

    • Jay

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      @Grant: Yeah, I think that was an okay choice.

  31. Sad Keanu says:
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    Which 2 keepers would you take?

    Stafford, Foles, Doug Martin, Antonio Brown, Crabtree, Colston, Fitzgerald

    It’s a 2 RB, 3 WR league so WR is a little more favored.

    THANKS!

  32. DiRo says:
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    This is for a overall points yahoo league, I picked 5th. no flex but 3 WR slots to fill, also QBs get 6 pts for TDs but only 1 pt for every 50yrds. Non PPR.

    QB-Ryan, Cutler
    WR-Marshall, Cobb, Cruz, Wright, Hartline
    RB-Forte, Jennings, Vereen, Hill, Michael
    TE-Olsen
    K-Vinatieri
    Def-Patriots

    I know both of my QBs have the same bye, but it was best available at the time. Thoughts on this team?

    • Jay

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      @DiRo: I’m fine with it. Love Marshall, Forte… I mean, it looks like a PPR team, but that isn’t necessarily bad. They are going to get their points in any format.

  33. Eric H. says:
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    @Jay: Would it be preposterous to open a PPR draft with Charles, Mathews and Spiller with my first three picks? (I can start two RBs and a third as Flex.) Or would that strategy be overboard?

    • Jay

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      @Eric H.: No. I’m fine with it. Honestly, strategy is overblown sometimes… it only works with the correct personnel. Having Charles to pair with risky picks like Mathews and Spiller will be just fine.

  34. Are you going to update your top 200 PPR rankings, soon?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @James R: There will be slight changes coming soon, yes.

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      Jay says:
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      @Zar: I’ll be happy to fix that for ya.

  35. the_hungary_hippo says:
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    I got offered Rice/Jeffrey/Freeman for Martin/Hartline. Thoughts?

      • the_hungary_hippo says:
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        @Jay: Ah it depends. Right now its Marvin Jones. But I have Newton and might have to add a QB if his rib turns into something.

        I also have McFadden and MJD on the bench.

  36. Mike says:
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    Could I get your thoughts on this team? 12-team, 0.5 PPR. I went WR/WR/WR, and I’m a little scared of my running back core…thinking of trying to make a move for a more proven commodity at RB.

    QB – Jay Cutler
    WR – Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Roddy White, Mike Wallace, Rueben Randle, Mike Evans, Josh Gordon
    RB – Toby Gerhart, Bishop Sankey, Andre Williams, Terrence West, Jeremy Hill
    TE – Jordan Cameron
    Def – Texans
    K – Dan Bailey

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mike: you make me feel better about my weak RB teams. i’d be scared too.

  37. Duke says:
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    Jay just finished a 12-team ppr 6pt passing tds, what do you think dude? From the 4th pick:

    QB: Cutler
    RB: Adrian Peterson
    RB: Montee Ball
    WR: Andre Johnson
    WR: Mike Wallace
    Flex: Vereen
    TE: Gronkowski
    DST: Bengals
    K: Walsh

    B: Michael Floyd
    B: Pierre Thomas
    B: Tannehil
    B: Devonta Freeman
    B: Kyle Rudolph
    B: Kelvin Benjamin

    I don’t think it’s ideal at QB but people went crazy on them with the 6pt TDs, feel like my RBs are a legit advantage…

    • Jay

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      @Duke: I think you’re fine at QB. Not big on Ball and Gronk, but AP and Pierre Thomas, with Floyd look good.

  38. showmoredongwong says:
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    tony romo/ roddy white for julio jones…

    also, how do you rank: Doug martin, montee, gio, leveon, matthews, gerhart. that order? no?

    • showmoredongwong says:
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      @showmoredongwong: oh wow just found your rankings, looks like i’m very off on RB ranks. you had matthews/doug/leveon/gio/gerhart/montee… have you not updated that rank? it says from july 1st

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        The post come out on July 1st. The rankings were last updated August 25th I believe.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @showmoredongwong: I’d want the Jones side, depending on who Romo is replacing.

      • showmemoredongwong says:
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        @Jay: romo would replace ryan tannehill. the guy needs a qb… if i made it julio and deandre hopkins for romo/roddy white/ and either kendall wright or colston would it be more fair?

        i’ve got a good ffeeling about Julio this year and i want him on my teams.

  39. Chris r says:
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    Hope you’re still answering questions on this one. With the slight downgrade to Stacy, not just based on Bradfod, but on the whole benny cunningham situation, I’ve got a keeper conundrum.

    10 team league, .5 ppr, running back reciving yards worth 1.5 per 10, recieving TDs are 12 for RB.

    I can keep Zac stacy with a 12th rounder, or Gio Bernard with a 5th rounder.

    I have the 4th pick so it’s a high 5th. The projections i’ve been using rank gio 10th overall and stacy 84th overall, so i’m really torn on whether the upgrade from stacy at RB2 to Gio at RB2 is worth 7 rounds.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chris r: I still think you have to go Stacy here. I would.

  40. Hometown Heroes says:
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    We may be hearing a ruling on Gordon in the next few days. I am in a two qb keeper league 6 pts for all tds where all keepers go up 10% each year. I was going to keep Lacy at $26, Stacy at $6 and Demaryius at $29. If Gordon gets off the hook and isn’t suspended would you keep him at $5 over any of my keepers? Thanks again

    • Jay

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      @Hometown Heroes: If he gets a clean slate, I wouldn’t mind letting DT go, as much as it hurts.

  41. Steve says:
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    Just had my ESPN. 10 team standard draft
    I picked 7th…took lacy 7th..all 3 qbs went first 10 picks
    Here is my team
    Brady and Wilson
    Lacy,Vereen,Fred Jax,Ingram,Moreno
    D Thomas,Jeffrey,k Allen,Decker,josh Gordon
    Cameron and Ertz
    saints DST
    Henery (phi) kicker
    Thoughts?
    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve: Good team, like the WR core a lot, RB’s are okay. Not bad at all.

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