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Bruce Campbell has become one of those rare actors where people have simply asked him to play ‘Bruce Campbell’.  Very few actors can pull this off and make a career out of it.  Only other one that comes to mind right now is Christopher Walken.  Can they play dramatic roles?  Sure but even while Christopher Walken told you about 5 long years of your daddy wearing his watch up his ass, it was Walken telling you.  You reach that stage of caricature only a few times with actors and Bruce Campbell is that guy.  He plays the smug, badass hero.  I mean, there’s a movie called ‘My Name Is Bruce‘, people.  Yes, he plays a smug bad-ass like only Bruce Campbell can.  Why all this talk of caricatures and playing yourself?  Well, one, I’m quoting Army of Darkness for my title and any chance I get to talk about that movie, I make sure and take advantage of.  Two, for all the things that Doug Martin has not been this year – superstar in the stats department – he’s still been the 12th best running back off the board in PPR leagues.  Though he’s been minimally involved in the passing to date – only 4 receptions – he’s second in the NFL in rushing yardage.  You could say he’s a caricature of a star running back because no one is taking him seriously.  He’s just there, producing but not wowing anyone.  Oh hey, there’s another 100 total yards of offense from Dougie Fresh.  Psssh, big deal, seen that before.  You see, he’s been productive but not blow you out of the water productive.  Now I know there’s a lot of fears going around Tampa Bay right now.  The team is considered on death’s door.  But that hasn’t stopped them from keeping Martin involved as he leads the NFL in rushing attempts.  As the pundits currently say, Martin’s gonna eat.  I don’t even really know what that means but I understand it to be a positive.  So check in and see if Martin owners are fed up with his solid but unspectacular performance to date.  Then when he goes off at the end of the year you can say, ‘Hail to the King, Baby’.  God I love that movie.   And Bruce Campbell.  In other buy/sell news for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Buy

Colin Kaepernick – Two bad weeks in a row.  Usually all it takes for a owner to go from ‘I told you I knew what I was doing when I drafted Kaep’ to ‘WTF was I doing drafting Kaep?!?’  All players go through rough patches.  Drew Brees started the year off in one kinda and look what he did last weekend.  It happens to the best of them and trust me when I say I believe Kaep to still be one of the better QBs on the market and his legs – he’s third among QBs with 129 rushing yards – will keep his bottom line buoyed when the rough patches hit.  This might be a small window trade – say that Romo spot where you’re trading safety for what feels like a risk – but it’s worth checking in overall if the owner says Kaep is Kraep.

Andre Johnson – Two straight weeks of leaving due to injury is usually not something you don’t want to chase but he’s still productive when healthy.  Plus, I hate to be the bearer of bad news for Houston defense owners but they have just been an ok unit and have left Schaub and company out there to throw the ball more than we’ve become accustom to from the Texans attack and when it’s all said and done, Andre is still the Giant in that area for them.  See if the owner is tired of watching their P’s and Q’s with Andre every Sunday.

Demaryius Thomas – I mentioned in the Monday Night Football round up that it feels like owners might be undervaluing DT at this point despite the numbers.  His pace is still good but owners may be worried about their WR1 and look to move him.  Console them with a back rub, some Barry White and a nice bottle of Merlot and see if you can coax him away.

C.J. Spiller – In this weird year of Fantasy Football, the 5th highest fantasy point total in PPR leagues for running backs is owned by Joique Bell and the 8th most goes to Fred Jackson.  Where FJax is was where I expected CJ to be close to and I still think he will be.  As of right now, he’s barely outscoring Ronnie Hillman on the year.  Have I mentioned how weird the RBs have been this year?  Neverthewho!  He’s still that talented guy you wanted to draft but didn’t and the other guy is suffering because of it.  Go help him out.

Trent Richardson – Um, he just went to a better offense with a better QB and he’s a decent receiving back.  But after Sunday, I swear I’ve seen people willing to throw him out with the bath water.  I think that’s like a old school phrase from the Victorian era but nonetheless, go ask people for their bath water.  Just watch out for the chamber pot!

SELL

Arian Foster - It’s never a popular call to say ‘sell a top 10 back’ but I’m here to do that.  And I know it’s always about the slant of the story whether or not this is worth listening to.  Up above, I tell you to learn how to Dougie and down here I’m telling you to move away from the Arian nation and both have their ugly points.  But for me, it’s back to what I talked about in the off-season: there’s a lot of mileage on those legs.  Couple that with all the recent news of split backfield with Ben Tate and the actual, underlying numbers (he’s on pace for 3.9 ypc for 1,013 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns via 261 carries) and you have someone who’s clinging to name value in my book.  Then you also have to consider that Texas has not had really solid defensive play since about mid-way through last year.  In fact, through the first three games, the Texans have given up the 9th most points to opposing teams.  Now granted, part of that also falls on their offense which means poor field positioning (they’ve given up the 2nd fewest yards this year behind Seattle so it’s not ALL them) but this all has added up to playing from behind which means throwing, which means not running which…well, I don’t think it needs to be explained further.  Given how RBs have panned out this year, I’m only looking for top shelf names in return.  Yes, I’d take Doug Martin for Arian Foster at this point if that’s the question you’re about to ask.  In the end, I’m not suggesting a sell low but you’ve got a small window of guys to get a trade done on regarding his perceived value but I’d do it before the season gets too far along.

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  1. frankgrimes says:
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    willem dafoe
    http://youtu.be/OFIJ0vGBcXU

    VJax Andre banged up and Nelson on bye so FAAB for Broyles out of 100? 10ish?

    patience with givens or drop for a Dobson hill Patterson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s such a beautiful man…in his own way.

      Yeah, to make sure you get him. I still have reservations about that whole thing. Rumors about trading for another WR have been coming out.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Sky: You talking about the Lions looking for a WR or the Rams?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Lions. It’s still rumors, of course, but I’ve seen them.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky:
            best part of that movie when he blows his own head off

            what is your feeling on givens? I’m trying to be patient but…

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @frankgrimes: Nothing worked for the Rams last week. Their O-Line never gave Bradford much of a chance and he had a good catch negated by a penalty if memory serves. He’s a WR4 with upside, just depends if you can wait.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        @Sky:
        I saw them rumors too. It’s hard to say but Broyles would be my WR5 so no biggie if he didn’t pan out.

  2. goodfold2 says:
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    on a team that has (standard non-PPR no return yardage points)
    luck/tannehill
    wilson/MJD/d-rich/woodhead/bolden (just grabbed)/peterson
    amendola/m.williams/givens/streater/crabtree
    cook
    KC DEF (just grabbed, amazing)
    i just dropped m.brown for bolden instead of the original idea to grab franklin. Is this already too many RB’s to care about Franklin anyway? 1 Flex.
    2. bradford/smith/smith were all recently dropped, so they seem to be other guys in near tannehill territory, at least in some matchups. Luck plays dreaded SEA in week 5; should i grab bradford (drop tannehill) due to bradford playing the horrible JAX team that week?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: only WR of note to possibly add for depth in this league is Jeffery, whom I was getting if bolden and franklin were taken ahead of me.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. You don’t know if Franklin even sees the ball that much again because of Lacy/Starks. Think you can hold.

      2. Sure, go for it.

  3. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I’m thinking about starting B.Bolden @ATL over L.Miller@NO in a PPR. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: bolden has the questionable tag. is that just Bill being bill or did he get banged up? I didn’t watch that game this week.

  4. Nightpandas says:
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    L Bell just hit the wire….should I drop McG, Bolden or Snelling?

    Also Broyles or Roberts over Hartline?

    10 team .5 ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Can drop Snelling if you don’t have an immediate start need.

      I’d keep Hartline there.

  5. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    D#, D# *slaps self to remind not at NBA game*

    Do I keep the Vikes D who face Steelers leaky O-Line in London this week and who Yahoo projects for most points of any D this week or pick up KC vs. Giants, Bucs vs. Cardinals, Ravens at Bills, Jets vs. Titans, or flip it around Steelers vs. Vikes?

    • Zandy says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime: I just dropped min for the ravens for what it’s worth

      • Operation Mindcrime says:
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        @Zandy: Were my 2nd choice to pick up. Even though Vikes D still got 10 pts after giving up 31 due to 4 turnovers, I should have kept Ravens last week after spending $5 FAAB 2 weeks ago on them.

    • Operation Mindcrime says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime: Just dropped Vikes for KC, until Denver game on Nov 17, their schedule is salivating and they have the horses (Hali, Houston, Poe, D Johnson, etc…) and clock-control emphasizing offense. Hope I made right choice. Stops the streaming for a while I hope. Also decided to pick up a QB a week earlier than I was planning to with RG3’s bye next week as my opponent next week (commish) is only one that can match me for Machavellian obsession :). With Pryor’s uncertain status, Bradford vs Jags next week by far best matchup available on waivers…don’t really trust Dalton vs Pats. Dropped Jacquizz for Bradford instead of Bryce Brown cuz’ if McCoy ever out for extended time…saving myself the $50 FAAB.

      Who do you think best in FLEX spot (Demaryius, DJax occupy 2 WR, MJD, TRich occupy 2 RB)? Lamar Miller, Gio Bernard, Fred Jax (if Spiller out), TY Hilton, Hartline?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I love KC’s defense. Was worried vs the Cowboys but they controlled that game. After that I was hooked. Makes sense about Bradford. I’ll go Gio-B there even if CJ doesn’t start.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think they taught us last week that they’re not that great of a defensive secondary and Ben likes to throw it deep. I’ll take the Chiefs there.

  6. Leah says:
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    Would you trade Reggie Bush for CJ Spiller?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Spiller there still but it’s close.

  7. dk says:
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    Still trying to sell Mike Vick – do you like Roddy or Shorts better in return? I’ve got Breesus as my QB1.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t think you’re getting enough given his start. Would want something more reliable.

      • dk says:
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        @Sky: I think that’s the best I’ll be able to get. It’s a 10-team league so there’s only a couple of teams in need of a QB. I’ve been waffling on selling him for what I can get before he gets injured or just holding.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @dk: If that’s really all you’re getting, you’re better off just holding then.

  8. Nick says:
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    Would you rather start R. Mathews, D. Sproles, or G. Bernard as a flex in non-PPR this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gio-B

  9. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-Team 0.5ppr

    I’m 0-3. My RBs are Doug Martin, CJ2K, Gio Bernard, Ben Tate, Le’Veon Bell and McGahee

    My WRs are weak…Colston, Edelman, Rueben Randle, Lance Moore, Amendola (inj) and Harvin (inj)

    My TE is Colby Fleener

    Trade CJ2K for Wes Welker?
    OR
    Trade CJ2K for TJ Hilton and Jared Cook?
    OR
    Le’Veon Bell for TJ Hilton?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      First one makes sense, especially for PPR.

  10. Willy says:
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    Morning Sky!

    With Jordy Nelson on a bye week, I have to fill in for him with 1 of a couple options:

    1. Broyles vs. Bears
    2. Hartline @ Saints

    Which one is a better match up?
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hartline for me.

  11. Zandy says:
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    Would you send Sproles and Ty Hilton for Larry fitz and Ridley? Std league. I own bolden alrdy so am somewhat hedged. Would need to start Ridley/Bolden

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You need to start the ROS or just this week due to bye issues? If it’s just a bye week issue, sure. If that’s a ROS thing, no way.

  12. Eddie says:
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    Does Josh Freeman’s benching affect your perception of Martin? Either positively or negatively?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not overall. The negative – team continuity – gets swept under for the positive of Martin becoming an even larger focal point of the offense. Probably a lot more dump offs, too.

  13. EK says:
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    Nicks or Gordon ROS for non-ppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough. Both are wildcards but I’ve never been a huge Nicks (and dings) guy so it’s Gordon for me.

  14. Willy says:
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    russell wilson or rivers this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still working on rankings and without matchups I’m flying blind. I’ll say Wilson.

      • Willy says:
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        @Sky: sorry… wilson @ houston and rivers vs. dallas

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          They’re low end QB2s for me this week right next to each other. Have Wilson a tad higher.

  15. Shooter McGavin says:
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    Terrelle Pryor looked pretty good Monday night until he forgot he was playing football. How do see him faring ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like him, covered him in Monday’s post. He’s not Tim Tebow but he’s not RG3 either. He’s in between, probably a top 15 QB ROS because of his legs.

  16. Alex says:
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    If I were to move Arian and Gronk (would be left without a TE, so I’d have to grab someone like Clay off the waiver wire…), what should I reasonably expect in return? The initial offer was Gronk for Spiller + , but I don’t know what the + is.

    My RB situation is Foster, MJD, Tate, Mendy, DWill, Woodhead. There’s no flex, so most of those guys just rot on my bench…figure, no real point in trading for Spiller unless I’m moving another RB.

    I was thinking/hoping Gronk for Green, but I’m not sure that he’ll go for it.

    Do I have the RB depth to move Foster? It’s not like any of those guys are setting the world on fire.

    I thought I was solid everywhere, once Gronk came back, but Bowe has been awful, and Eli put up an egg this week. Getting worried that Gronk can’t save the day for me (mind you my TE gave me 0.70 pts last week. I’m pretty sure Gronk would offer huge support.)

    This is my big money pool, so starting 1-2 has me worried. Literally nothing is working out.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you’re throwing Gronk and Arian in the mix, you’re getting two guys in the top 20 back. Spiller + spare parts isn’t gonna cut it.

  17. Andy says:
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    I need trade advice:

    Trade 1- I give up Trent Richardson and B. Pierce for L. McCoy and Brown
    Trade 2- I give up KC def and D. Williams for J. Bell

    I have Cincy D and R. Bush

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1 yes, 2 no

  18. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Nice write up Sky. I’d love to get Trent Richardson, but I don’t think I could get him without giving up AP. Definitely not worth it, unless I can get something else in the deal.

    So I have an ugly flex spot this week because Jordy is on a Bye and Hartline has to slide into my WR3 slot.
    I’m thinking about rolling out Brandon Bolden. I have a good feeling about him.

    Would you go for any of these guys over him?
    -Snelling
    -Ellington
    -Jeffery

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Snelling slightly more this week but Bolden ROS

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: Yeah, Snelling was a nice play last week. He helped me get the W in the RCL league I’m in. He’s probably a safer play this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          For how good NE’s defense has been on paper, it still gives up yardage on the ground so I agree.

  19. Schwab Stumped says:
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    Enjoying my 3-0 start, thanks to some superb rankings and excellent drafting. Well… not so much the latter.

    14 TM, Standard Keeper, and someone just dropped Chris Givens. Who to drop?

    Kenbrell Thompkins (cant keep), Jason Snelling, Chris Ivory (maybe that ranking wasnt so hot?), Cordarrelle Patterson ($1 Keeper potential), Brandon Bolden (just picked up), or Percy Harvin.

    Its a deep league and I kept Percy approx 5 days before his hip injury news, so i feel like i am stuck with him. I can always trade away when he comes back for potential keepers next year, if my team goes south. Have B. Marshall, and R. Cobb as WR 1 and WR2, with J. Charles, A. Bradshaw, and K. Moreno as RB 1, 2, and flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t need Givens. I’d look to move Thompkins before I dropped him. Ivory is droppable but I’d want to do it for someone other than Givens.

  20. EK says:
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    Where do you see Rice ending up at year-end for non-ppr?
    Top 10??
    What about MJD?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Top 10 RBs? Still possible for both. Still think Rice is in the RB6 or 7 range, MJD around 12 or 13

  21. Just Win says:
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    PPR League. Looking to shake the lineup up a bit. RGIII not getting it done nor is Dwayne Bowe. My options are to go with Phil Rivers at QB instead and Eddie Royal over Bowe or will both change their luck this weekend?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Dallas defense is tough. Think SD will struggle against them a bit this weekend. Think you should just tough it out.

  22. CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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    What do you think about rolling Big Ben out there instead of Stafford? I think the Bears cause him much pain and anguish. And that’s not just cuz I’m a Bears fan, I swear.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Could see it but in the end, we know Stafford’s gonna be chucking the ball all day. Matchup is great for Big Ben, just don’t know if I trust him enough to do it. If he wins out, it’s because he’s chucking from behind all day, something I think Stafford will already be doing.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole: haha, same boat, but it’s between Stafford and Wilson. The Bears fan in me wants to see Stafford get killed, but I don’t want this to mess with my fantasy team.

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Wilsonian: I think I’m going to lose this week anyway, so I’ll prob end up going with Stafford to hedge my bet. ALWAYS Bears before fantasy….

    • If your league charges a negative point to the qb for every sack, just cut Big Ben now.

  23. pakestwo says:
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    Tate or Moreno ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll always go with the starter. Moreno.

  24. Principle Blackman says:
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    Is it worth holding onto Shane Vereen in my 12-team ppr/ppra league, or is it safe to drop him for Brandon Bolden?

    My other RBs are Richardson, Sproles, Snelling, and Lacy.

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You can drop for Bolden.

  25. Pager24 says:
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    would you do martin for richardson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s reasonable but I’d rather be giving up something less than T-Rich; I’m still high on him this year.

  26. Zandy says:
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    What do you make of big bens comments about Leveon Bell?
    Should I grab Dwyer? (Would drop hill or hunter)

    “Honestly, I have no idea with him,” Roethlisberger said. “You can’t get a read on him. One day, he’s practicing, one day, he’s not; one day, he’s going hard, the next day, he’s not. I wish I could. … If he was a guy like Heath Miller that you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there … Le’Veon is a rookie, I don’t know him quite well enough yet. But if he can come back and help us, we’ll take him.” It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement, but if Bell’s foot is truly 100 percent then we’d expect him to change Roethlisberger’s mind quickly. The second-round pick is clearly the best talent in the Steelers RB room, and it’s not close.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hard to say, Big Ben says a lot of things. Whether they’re true remains to be seen. Could just be a ploy but I have the entire running game in PIT downgraded for ROS so I don’t think it changes my take.

    • Sky

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      BTW, didn’t get your first question. I don’t know who you’re dropping for Dwyer so it depends. He was cut to start the year because they didn’t think he was playing hard. Wouldn’t think he wins out over Bell. Stephon Hill for Justin Hunter or Kendall?

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: sorry was thinking of dropping hill or Kendal for Dwyer. I thought he ran hard and looked good against the bears. Excellent blitz pickup.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Meh. Can drop Hill if you don’t need the WR depth but it’s a mess in Pittsville.

  27. chillmodious says:
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    Hey, Sky! First time posting in football threads (this season, that is), so thanks in advance for all the questions you’ll be fielding from me this year… ;-)

    -Who is the better add?: Ryan Broyles / Santonio Holmes / Marlon Brown / Pierre Thomas. I would be dropping Kenny Britt.

    • chillmodious says:
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      @chillmodious: Eh, might as well add Bolden to that list also. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yo Chill! I’ll take Bolden there.

      • chillmodious says:
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        @Sky: Thanks! As a follow-up, do you think Santonio Holmes has a chance at being a Zombino-type this year (to borrow a Baseball glossary term)? For some reason, I just can’t quit that guy.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @chillmodious: I’m not Sky, but I’m watching him closely. The guy still has the talent, and maybe some Zombino in him. Geno looks legit out there, think Santonio may be coming back to life.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Geno’s an improvement but it’s still the Jets. I wouldn’t invest too heavily.

          • chillmodious says:
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            @Wilsonian: @Sky: Thanks, guys. I just have this funny feeling about him (and no, not like the one when I used to climb the ropes in gym class). Does dropping Givens for Santonio fall under ‘investing too heavily’?

            • Sky

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              I’m still higher on Givens ROS.

  28. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Who are you starting between Gio, Moreno, Powell, and Gordon? Can start two.

    0.5 PPR, 10 yards per point, TDs are 6 points, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing.

    2) Which side: Spiller/Torrey for Moreno/Garcon?

    3) Which side: AJohnson/TRich for Moreno/Garcon/Mathews?

    *Either of those close?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gio and Gordon

      Spiller

      TRich

      I always want the better RB in trades like this and you’re getting it so they’re not close to me.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, Sky. Don’t think Moreno blows up against the weak Philly secondary?

        And I kind of assumed you would pick the RB sides. Obviously I’m looking to win the trades outright My overall squad is so good that I’m not blowing it up for an uptick at one position, so I have to win the trades for me to feel comfortable with it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You’re making a trade for the season, not the week; doesn’t matter what Moreno does vs Philly if you get the better players.

          Understandable, and makes sense.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: Oh, the first part just meant if I didn’t make a trade and you had Gordon in over Moreno. I’m actively trying to trade him, but if I don’t, it’s a toss up between him and Gordon for the last spot on the roster.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Ah, gotcha. You’ll want Gordon ROS there in my book.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: oh definitely. But for the week, I’m struggling between thinking that Philly gives up 70 points to Denver or Gordon BLOWING up again like he did last week. In my league, he now has more points than Moreno in two less games.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Yeah it’s hard to tell when Morenos gonna get the goal like rock and as we know well, Manning is polyamorous with whom he throws to. Think I trust Gordon more there

                  • Wilsonian says:
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                    @Sky: absolutely understood. I’m rolling with Gordon for the week. That way I can hope Peyton only throws to Decker, who’s also on my team.

                    • Sky

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                      Ha! There you go.

  29. Captain Kirk says:
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    @Sky

    0.5 ppr league: with QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, Flex as positions

    My WRs are: Calvin Johnson, Eric Decker, DeAndre Hopkins, & Stephen Hill

    I was proposed this trade straight up:

    Cecil Shorts for my DeAndre Hopkins

    Would you do this trade based on ROS? or is it a wash?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      #1 WR on a bad team vs #2 WR (and sometimes 3rd target behind Owen Daniels) on a mid-tier offense. It’s close but I’d rather have Shorts.

  30. Hans says:
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    Would you do T-Rich + Andre vs Demariyus + BMarshall?
    I’m giving DB and getting TA

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If I need RB help, I’ll take the T-Rich side.

  31. frankgrimes says:
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    Goodbye Freeman. Hello Glennon.
    Goodbye Shiano. Hello Freeman.
    Goodbye playoffs. Hello two wins and second pick.
    Goodbye any top 3 RB #s from Martin. Can’t wait til next year!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @frankgrimes: oh and stay away from SJax next year too people.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @frankgrimes: He was a one and done for me this year. Wasn’t thinking about next when I ranked him.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Sky: why you always talking down to me hahaha

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @frankgrimes: Haha, dammit GRIMEY! You made me LOL. I’m a professional writer, I should never LOL!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Martin will be fine. If he can suffer through Freeman’s start and put up the numbers he has, I don’t think we’re dealing with a huge blow here.

  32. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Graham is available from a RB-needy team in a 0.5 PPR. If the owner rejects Witten + L. Bell, would you go up to Witten + L. Miller? We start 2 RB and a flex, Miller and Bell are my RB 3 & 4, and I’ve been starting WR at flex. Basically, would you be ok with Bell at RB3? Snelling and Michael are on my bench; best FA are M. Bush, the GB and CAR backups and Ivory.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Snelling is your RB3 for now, then, not Bell. Go for it.

  33. JTW says:
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    What TE would you prefer the rest of the season in a PPR?

    Olsen, Cook, or Clay

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cook/Olsen………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Clay

      • Cook= higher ceiling
        Olsen= higher floor

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    DRich worth a pickup over any of the following:

    Powell, Mathews, DWilson, Bennett (my backup to Graham)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah, I’d hold

  35. Harris says:
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    A couple of questions. Can you log into my league and make any adjustments…. That was just a little joke in regards to that one guy yesterday who was asking you to “throw out names that might be available” Real question. Do you prefer any of these WR’s over Emanuel Sanders. S.Holmes, Marlon Brown, Sidney Rice or Nate Washington. Also considering I have Mcfadden and Bradshaw, should I drop Snelling for one of those WR’s. I have Steven Jackson, and Monte Ball so at some point I will be deep at RB. Thanks for the help as always.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, just give me your login information. I promise I won’t share it with anyone…

      I’d stay Sanders there. I’d hold onto Snelling, he’s performing too well to drop.

      • Harris says:
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        @Sky: should I start Snelling over Bradshaw?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yes

  36. Big League Choo says:
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    standard scoring league, bonus for 100 yds rush or rec who would you rather have ROS Starks, Blackmon, Emmanuel Sanders?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Blackmon

  37. Tim says:
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    Flex this week
    Josh Gordon or joque bell?
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough…don’t like Bells matchup this week but he will have the higher floor. I’ll say Gordon

  38. Hans says:
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    Thanks for the post & reply.

    Who would you pickup for Cam’s bye week? QB

    I currently have Tannehill @ NO

    Waivers are
    Ben Roeth @ Min
    Alex Smith vs NYG
    EJ vs Bal
    Pryor vs Was

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d play Pryor if he’s not concussed. Big Ben is a nice gamble.

      • Psych says:
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        @Sky: Smith at the Terrible Giants is a decent play as well, he’s avg 17 points a game so the Giants could inflate that a bit.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, he’s a mid-tier QB2 for me this week. He should’ve done more last week and didn’t, though. Matchups can only carry ‘average QB’ so high in rankings…

  39. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I’ve been holding Bryce Brown in case Shady goes down but would you drop him for either Pead or Brandon Bolden at this point. My other RBs are Charles, MJD and Joique Bell.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d do it for Bolden but I’d be in the minority there.

  40. Dave says:
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    I’m 2-1 playing the first place team and I really want to bench ridley. Problem is my other options for the RB2 spot are D-Rich and Bolden should I start one of em over Ridley it’s. 5PPR. I’m actually leaning towards Bolden as the passing down back in a possible shootout (despising ridley with a passion helps my justify this) but I’m scared to do it what you think?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d start Bolden too.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: Thanks will do. Watch Ridley explode lol

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, of course! It’s the only way!

  41. Steve says:
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    Would you part with Kaep for Newton in a PPC league?
    Currently also have Tannehill, and was offered Newton and Big Ben for Kaep and Tannehill.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Newton more so yes

  42. Ralph says:
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    @Sky..

    14 team 1/2 point PPR league…would you trade Torrey Smith for Anquan Boldin? My other two receivers are Julio Jones and Antonio Brown

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah I’d keep Torrey there

  43. Steve says:
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    If spiller plays this week..would u bench him for Joque bell?
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah.

  44. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Would you drop Texas defense for Indy?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s a streamable position. Go for it.

  45. i offered a guy chris givens for the KC DEF – I’m streaming DEFs and he already has Seattle. He countered with Alfred Morris and KC for my Doug Martin.

    Is that dumb or not really much of a downgrade at RB and a big upgrade at DEF? I can always remind him he can only start 1 DEF and push for one of my bench guys.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t do that. Let him sit on a DEF.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  46. Psych says:
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    Hey sky, would you trade Martellus Bennett for E. Sanders? I have Witten at TE and it’s PPR. He offered Royal but i’m really not a fan. I’m 0-3 and a little weak at WR thanks to D. Bowe and Kaepernick as my QB doesn’t help. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d probably want a bit better WR if I’m moving Bennett at this time. Like Sanders but he’s just a WR4 right now.

      • Psych says:
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        @Sky: About what range would you suggest I shoot for, WR3 territory?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, Sanders is too fringe but you can’t expect a WR2 in return at this point. Solid WR3. Think Hartline type. No wow but high floor.

  47. bill says:
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    who has more long term value (this season) in a 16-person non-ppr league

    Mark Ingram
    Chris Ivory

    I currently have Ingram and Ivory just got dropped on waivers….should I make a move?

    Also have Bobbie “No one has ever heard of me but I think he can perform” Rainey and Christine Michael (handcuff and $1 keeper)

    Need some expert advise

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough. Probably Ivory for the skill set just can’t trust his health.

  48. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky!

    I have 2 WR spots to fill with these guys. Who do you start?

    Alshon Jeffrey
    Denarius Moore
    Lance Moore
    Austin Pettis

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yo Nick!

      Jeffrey/D. Moore if Pryor starts, L. Moore if not.

      • Don’t listen to @Sky:

        Go Alshon/Denarius regardless of who is starting.

        Lance Moore is like the 5th option for Brees. He already has 1 goose-egg week under his belt.

        • Nick says:
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          @James R:

          So does denarius….

          No love for Austin Pettis? Gave me a decent 8 last week.

  49. the imp says:
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    Yo Sky,
    Stop making my roster sells….(not that I disagree with any of them)..it makes me nervous and I suck at getting those trades done in my injury adverse league.
    Here’s to hoping Vick, RG3, Nicks and now Foster defy the odds and avoid the “Curse of Sky”.
    BTW, I think the next guy your going to call for a sell from my roster will be Gordon or MJD…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, well being on the Sky NFL cover isn’t as bad as Madden so…you might luck out!

      Haha, they’re safe! For now…

  50. Eddie says:
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    Sky: Which side’s D/ST of that terrible Cardinals – Bucs matchup have you got? I think both units are primed for a nice performance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like both as well but I’ll take the Cardinals.

  51. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Any updates on Ray Rice for this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty sure he was called out for this week last week. Haven’t heard anything new to date outside of that.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: wow, i didn’t know his injury was that bad. So if not for Bush coming back this week i’d have had another fun moreno vs pierce choice this week. I chose wrong last week.

  52. Steve Stevenson says:
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    ROS standard scoring, Ellington or Snelling? Don’t need either short-term.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ellington

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Those goofy Koreans!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: are referring to Jayscruff?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That would be a drunk Korish if I were.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: you’ll get to see a drunk hater in a few weeks

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I assume that’s what I always see on here from you.

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: that’s unleaded hate sometimes stoney hate but very very rarely drunkin hate.

                BTW, Waldo looks kick ass, does he like pig ears?

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Haha. I’m pretty sure he’d eat anything. I can’t make any calls on pig ears, though. He likes the cherries that drop off the tree in the back yard and he’d eat dental floss if we left it out.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: If he eats the dental floss then he’ll have poop dangles coming out his ass, it’s hilarious and kinda sad. You available for some word press Q & A later tonight?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I can help a bit but rankings for tomorrow and my article I have to spend some time on. Not to mention the comments which you’re familiar with now in terms of volumne

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Sky: Gotcha, I’ll e-mail the question and hope you can help. I’m working on this weeks right now

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Cool thanks! I’ll make sure and get back with you as soon as possible.

  53. Megan says:
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    Hi Sky! First time posting and first time FF manager. Can you help me with my RB situation? I’m in Yahoo 10 team, standard point league. I’m currently got Foster and Murray as starting RBs and Ivory and Johnson as bench RBs. I want to drop Ivory for sure, and I’m not sure what to do with Foster. Pead, Snelling, and Bolden are available off the wire. Which one would you choose to replace Ivory? Tried to get Powell this morning but someone else had grabbed him. Is there a better option that might still be available than the three mentioned above? Also, what should I do with Foster?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hi Meg!

      I like Bolden most ROS over Ivory. If you can trade Foster in a like for like, I’d move him (think top 5 RB). Just my stance, I wouldn’t be selling for 75 on the dollar right now, though.

  54. Psych says:
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    What do you think about Bennett for Hartline? is that a little better?

    • Psych says:
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      @Psych: Lol didn’t see the reply above, seems like were on the same page.

  55. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    I’d love to buy Spiller or Martin but realistically you’d need to give back two RBs. Or be trading with a team who’s stacked at RB and empty at WR…but they’re still probably not asking for anyone less than a WR1 so it’s not buying low…how can you trade for these guys?

    Couple Qs:

    1. What say you about trying to flip Ryan Matthews for Pierre Garcon to the guy who’s got an RB2/3 of BJGE/Lacy?

    2. Unrelated to the first question, what’s a reasonable offer for Roddy White?

    My RBs – Rice, CJ2K, Sproles, JBell, Matthews, Woodhead, CMichael
    My WRs – Josh Gordon, Cecil Shorts, James Jones, Mike Williams

    Thanks! Apologies if this is too long.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pretty sure twitter tells me different about those two. Just because you see the value in them doesn’t mean the people suffering through the struggles do right now.

      1. I’d want Garcon there.

      2. You can try James Jones. Wouldn’t offer Cecil, think he’s gonna hit his stride and I don’t know when Roddy’s gonna be healthy enough to produce.

      Not too long, clear question and easy to evaluate. Have a good one!

      • ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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        @Sky: Appreciate the feedback! Maybe I’m giving my leaguemates too much credit ;) Time to send out some feelers on Spiller and Martin. I’ll let you know what comes back…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, you just never know. Always a time of year where things look bleak if it starts bad.

  56. Jeremy says:
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    Would you start Dalton or EJ Manuel this week at qb2? Been waiting to unleash ej, I’m sure he will overtake Dalton by the end of the year, just wondering if this week is the week

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not this week.

  57. Kevin says:
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    PPR
    Choose 3 WR
    Choose 2 RB
    Chose 1 W/R

    Decker, Hopkins, Josh Gordon, Dobson, Alshon Jeffrey
    D Martin, Reggie Bush, Daryl Richardson,

    Ryan Mathews(worthless, wouldn’t even think to start him)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Decker/Gordon/Hopkins/Martin/Bush/D-Rich

  58. Jiggy Nits says:
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    my knowshon and deangelo williams for his cobb

    rbs: demarco murray, t rich, bernard pierce, gio bernard
    wrs: colston, marshall, gordon, givens, deandre hopkins

    just feel like i can never put knowshon or williams in my lineup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That would give you a great WR group. Go for it.

  59. J Money says:
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    Flip Snelling for Shorts? (if the owner who needs RBs takes the offer)

    .5 PPR League with 2 RB slots (already have AD and Bush)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take Shorts there. Snelling not the long term option in ATL.

  60. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Sky, what’s your take on MJD? Is he a buy or sell? I’m intrigued by him but keep wondering if the treads off his tires a la Foster. What’s his worth if he’s a buy? Here’s my roster for my PPR, 1QB, 1 QB/RB/WR/TE, 1 Flex league:

    QB: Ryan, Cutler, Palmer
    RB: Charles, Martin, Wilson, Bell, Bernard
    WR: Megatron, Cobb, Amendola, Gordon, Givens
    TE: Gates
    K: Hartley
    Def: Bucs
    IDP: Watt, Poz, D-Jax

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      See him as a high end RB2 ROS but he probably goes for less. Don’t think tread is the issue, moreso his surrounding team. They’re junking the zone blocking scheme – they did half way through the ‘hawks game last Sunday – so I haven’t given up on him yet. I’d try Bell for him, see if the owner bites.

  61. Will says:
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    Trade away MJD and get Colston and Owen Daniels?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a bad trade if it fills needs and you’re deep enough at RB to make that trade.

  62. diaperman says:
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    Ryan Broyles or Vincent Brown as a PPR fill-in this week?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Broyles

  63. Commish Cauda says:
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    12-team, 0.5 ppr

    Trade Le’Veon Bell & Amendola FOR David Wilson & DeAndre Hopkins?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t.

  64. Hans says:
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    Okay, I proposed Marshall+Demaryius for T-Rich + Andre,

    and Jamaal Charles owner says he can give Charles+Decker for those two(Marsh,Dema)

    Which one do you like better?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still needs to be Andre in my book.

  65. Bob says:
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    Just an FYI for your IT guy – I’ve been having trouble loading the site using Chrome lately. Switched over to IE and it works perfect. Anyway wasn’t sure if you guys are aware.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks, I’ll pass the info along. Though I’m typing and reading these in chrome myself and I don’t have any issues so it might be a personal setting for you.

  66. Dave says:
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    Been offered Gronk (desperate 0-3 owner) for Boldin and Tavon .5 PPR? My other receivers are Dez, Antonio Brown, Edelman, Kenbrell, Hopkins I’ll probably drop whoever he throws in for Broyles quickly. My current TE is Gates so maybe he’ll be a good trade chip if he keeps this up.

    For sure do this trade right?

    • Dave says:
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      @Dave: The only reason he’s doing it is he’s a desperate 0-3 Roddy owner I believe

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Roddy’s ankle has been pretty bad so far. I wouldn’t call giving up Gio-B for him a desperate owner. Kind of a gift at this point.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the upside of Gronk there.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: Even if he asks for Hopkins instead of Tavon? His offer is now Gronk for Boldin and Hopkins

        • Dave says:
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          @Dave: Sorry to bombard you with questions, he just changed the offer saying he likes Hopkins more. I also like Hopkins more thats why I’m asking if I should still do it

  67. Banders says:
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    I have AP, Forte and Chris Johnson. I have Giovani Bernard and Ben Tate on my bench.

    Do you think Bernard for Roddy White is doable?

  68. Hans says:
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    Currently have Rodgers and Griffin. Martin, Snelling, Ivory and Bryce Brown. Would you trade Griffin for Sjax? This might be the only week I can swing it with Griffin on a bye. Would have to start Tannehill, Locker or Glennon?

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: We start one qb and two rbs

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Hans: Since you have Snelling, go for it. Tannehill.

  69. flanwagon says:
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    Keeper league (keep 5 guys for up to 3 years):

    I give Brady, Gates (I’ve got Gronk returning) and Christine Michael
    I get Karpernick & David Wilson

    Or I give Brady, Gates, Garcon to get Kaep, Wilson, Fitz.

    What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like the first one, not the second one though.

      • flanwagon says:
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        @Sky:

        Do you like enough to do it… or should I hold

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @flanwagon: I do for a keeper.

  70. Frank White says:
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    what’s up sky…. I don’t know if you saw Grey’s page on the baseball side but I won the championship in my baseball league and I couldn’t have done it without u and the rest of the guys.. Just wanted to say thank you!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s awesome! Wish I could say the same, finished second in one, gunning for 3rd in my H2H. Glad Razzball played a part, though.

      • Frank White says:
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        A major part!!! I was wondering, In the baseball side It was so useful cause there were so many tips on players that should be grabbed before they went mainstream and that helped a lot. On the football side I don’t know any guys I should be going after and All the guys in my league are grabbing these guys that are supposed to be good. Don’t get me wrong you have a lot of usefull info but how can I get tips on sleepers??

        • Frank White says:
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          I’ve been passing on all these guys but it left me with the number 1 waiver pick which is great but would you hold that position until Someone huge comes along or just try to grab the best guy that’s available that week??? I need a WR and I passed on Hopkins and Broyels. Stupid move?
          Eli
          Damarious T
          Bowe
          Nicks
          Doug M
          MJD
          Sproles
          Martellus Bennett
          Chris Givens
          Daryl Richardson
          Vincent Brown
          Pierre Thomas
          Bradford
          A Ellington

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Not stupid. High end waivers are for needs if you’re desperate but most times I just wait until waivers clears and play matchups at WR. I want to use it for a major RB going down and getting their starting backup if they’re talented.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I do the buy/sell column on Wednesdays and if there’s a guy that Guru doesn’t hit for waivers on Tuesday afternoon, I add him to my list as a pick up before he gets big like I did with Brandon Bolden. I also cover some pickups on the podcast Monday afternoon like I did Snelling before last week. In football, timing is hard to nail. I could tell you to pick up MJD’s backup – Todman – because he’s good but until MJD is hurt, he doesn’t have any major value and you can’t count on an injury. Same with Broyles. I liked him coming into the season but he wasn’t playing so I dropped him in many of my leagues. It took a broken arm for Burleson for him to regain validity and even then, we still don’t know if he’s going to play a major role. Sleepers are about looking at depth charts for football but in the end, you still have to wait on injury to get any value out of it. Bryce Brown will have huge value when/if Shady goes down. But when/if will he? Hard to determine.

          • Frank White says:
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            Thanks for the tip… Do you think Daniel Thomas is a good pickup?? If so then who should I drop?? Also, is Eddie Royal a good pickup or wait for a better WR??

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Frank White: Can drop Vincent Brown for Eddie. Don’t really like Daniel Thomas.

              • Frank White says:
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                Actually Eddie is a waiver. Still do it or no??

                • Frank White says:
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                  Also, should I be in panic mode and try making trades for a good WR or do you think I should ride my team out for a bit??

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Frank White: Problem with making a trade is you’d have to reduce yourself somewhere else. Getting a better receiver for MJD may force you to start Andre Ellington on a weekly basis. DOn’t think it helps you long term.

  71. Richie says:
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    What up Sky!?

    Sorry to bug you again. Who do you like more this week? Chris Givens vs. SF or Stephen Hill @TEN?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not bugging, promise. Tough…I normally hate Thursday plays but I still don’t trust the Hill story. Gotta be Givens for me.

  72. Kenny Powers says:
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    Ready to give up on Wilson (David). Offered other disappointment RB Miller for my Wilson. 0.5 ppr league. What say you?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Miller more for stability. But he’s an RB2 with no RB1 upside in my book. Just remember that.

  73. Chris says:
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    Hello Sky,

    Please help with who to start:

    One of:
    Matt Ryan vs NE
    Andrew Luck vs JAX

    One of:
    Fred Jackson vs BAL
    Green-Ellis vs CLE
    Jacquizz Rodgers vs NE

    One of:
    Larry Fitzgerald vs TB (Revis)
    Miles Austin vs SD

    Many thanks,
    Chris

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Luck

      Law Firm if Spiller plays. FJax if not.

      Fitz

  74. Hans says:
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    Hey you forgot me! Unless you are thinkin of something really good to say. haha

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sorry Hans! I never think! Gimme a minute, I’ll look at your question.

  75. HansC says:
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    Haha

    I just figured there’s another Hans in this blog. lol. Hope two of us werent confusing you.
    I’m the one who asked you about T-Rich+Andre vs Marshall+Demariyus

    I was shopping around for RB1, and someone accepted Marshall+Hartline for Ray Rice.
    To me, the fantasy beginner, this seems like a reaaally good trade(I didn’t think it would go thru), but is there something I’m missing? Would you have preferred original T-Rich trade?

    Thanks for the help, really appreciate it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      All you Hans look alike to me!

      I think it’s a fair trade for the person who needs an RB but I wouldn’t consider it a blow away ‘someone got a steal’ deal. This trade’s fine, but probably would’ve liked AJ back to balance out the Marshall loss.

  76. Erik says:
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    Wondering what u think about this trade proposed to me.

    12-team standard, 5 pts per 40 yd play. We start 2 RBs/2 WRs/FLEX.

    Someone offered me Ray Rice and Matt Forte for my Lesean McCoy and Ben Tate.

    I also have Chris Johnson. Would u take this deal?

    Thanks, E

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      LeSean is gonna have more 40+ yard plays but it’s a fair trade and gives you RB depth. Personally, I’d hold off though.

  77. DDT says:
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    Sky,

    Two questions:

    1. Am I dumping C. Givens for Broyles?
    2. Am I starting D. Wilson, Joique Bell, or D. Richardson at my RB3?

    Gods speed~

    • DDT says:
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      @DDT:

      Edit: I can dump G.Olsen (back-up TE) for Broyles too. My other TE is Jimmy Graham. Moohaaahahahaha…!!!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        1. I wouldn’t

        2. D-Rich, think Bush is back this week.

        Trade Olsen, don’t drop him.

  78. Josh says:
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    Yo Sky!

    With all the concerns with Ray Rice’s injury, do you take the risk and start him at your FLEX? Or do you put in Kembrell Thompkins, Broyles, or E. Sanders?

    .5 PPR League – Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t think he’s back this week and if he is, I would prefer to start someone else. Sanders.

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky: To further add to this question. Would you go with Pierce or Ray Rice is both are active? I’m leaning Pierce and I’m really hoping the Ravens force Ray to sit out! :)

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Don’t think Rice plays much if at all. I’d go Pierce.

  79. Zandy says:
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    Sproles McGahee and Kenbrell for Doug Martin?

    Std league 12 team

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      A lot of moving parts there but you’re getting the best player. I’ll take the Martin side.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: what about Sproles McGahee kenbrell tyholton Steve smith for Martin and desean? Also get him to toss in whoever he’d drop. Better or worse than the first?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: What do you plan to do to make up for the 3 missing parts? You’re getting the better players but eventually you’re draining all of your depth.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: my team post trade would be
            Brees
            Calvin
            Desean
            Doug
            Sproles (I’d propose Lamar instead)
            Stevie Johnson
            Witten
            K is hartly and Baltimore def

            Bench
            Bolden
            Hunter
            S. hill
            Royal
            Marlon brown
            Ellington

            Then pick up Dwyer or Christine Michel….
            So I still have some depth, right?
            Just feel like I’m stocked with wr3 and rb3 so trying to trade up… Thoughts?

            Ps. How do I buy you a beer? … Or 6

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha, you need to come down to the bar to do that of course! There’s a donation tab on the site if you’re inclined. Not expected nor requested but since you asked it’s out there.

              Trade makes sense for you then, go for it

  80. ReleasetheMcKraken says:
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    Followup – I got no where so far with the Spiller and Martin owners.

    But what do you think of either of these proposals:

    1. Ryan Matthews for David Wilson
    2. Chris Johnson for Gio Bernard and Bernard Pierce

    My RBs: Rice, CJ2K, Sproles, JBell, Matthews, Woodhead, CMichael

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nuts…

      1. I’d want Wilson there

      2. I’m not a Pierce guy but like Gio so it’s fair

  81. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    Soooo, dynasty question with limited relevance to other readers.

    Simple terms, the deal is my Tom Brady and Eric Decker for Andrew Luck and Gio Bernard.

    In my league, though, we have 42-man rosters and start 20 players (including 9 IDPs). Because of the huge rosters, we have to have a lot of skill positions players:

    2 RBs
    4 WRs
    1 TE
    2 Flex

    Brady for Luck is an ok deal. I’m a little worried about the run-first offense taking hold in Indy, but I’d do that deal.

    If I take Bernard for Decker, though, Bernard replaces Fred Jackson or BenJarvus Green-Ellis, while I have to start Brandon Gibson, Dexter McCluster or Dwayne Harris to fill in as my fourth receiver (I had Nate Burleson for this, but he’s cursed).

    The upside for Luck and Bernard is great, but I think I lose more points with Brandon Gibson vs. Eric Decker than I gain with Bernard over Fred Jackson/Green-Ellis, and I have one of the stronger teams in the league this year so I’d like to do what I can to win now.

    What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a dynasty, I don’t think there’s a question which side you should be taking. Go with the Gio side.

      • TysonFrozenChicken says:
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        @Sky: Fair enough. That’s kinda what I was thinking. Preciate ya!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  82. timmy riggins says:
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    whats up, would appreciate your insight and thoughts on a trade offer. I think i should take it. I trade MY Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Kyle Rudolph, and DeAndre Hopkins FOR HIS DeSean Jackson, Trent Richardson, Martellus Bennett, and Kendall Wright.

    12-team .5PPR 3WR/2RB/Flex. 15 week season NO PLAYOFFS. HIGH STAKES LEAGUE

    RBs: DMartin, S.Ridley, F.Jax, L.Bell, I.Pead, K.Davis, Bolden
    WR: D.Thomas, M.Wallace, Antonio Brown, Hopkins, A.Jefferey
    TE: Rudolph
    QB: PManning, RWilson

    Thanks for your time and advice

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the Trent Richardson side.

      • timmy riggins says:
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        @Sky: thanks, is it lopsided enough to be vetoed? People are clamoring. and if so, do you think giving him Russell Wilson should even it out?….thanks again

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @timmy riggins: Only trades that should be vetoed are ones concerning collusion.

  83. Scott says:
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    14-man nonppr league 2RB/2WR/Flex (RB/WR), TE.

    Feeling really good about my team. But should I pull a trade for Spiller and part with my stud flex Giovani?

    RBs: Martin, Ray Rice, Giovani, B. Pierce, McGahee, Stewart
    WRs: Demaryius, Garcon, Miles, Hopkins, Holmes
    TE: Cameron
    QB: Stafford, Pryor (For Trade Bait)

    Something like a Giovani + Hopkins for C.J. Spiller make sense? Or too much? Team will Spiller has Ridley has his only viable RB and also Steve Smith and Stevie Johnson has his WR1/2, so he is hurting badly going 0-3.

    Of course with lineup and bench in a 14-man league, I could just stand pat. He also has Brees that I would like to take too :)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s reasonable but i’d probably hold. 14 teamer, nice to have that depth, don’t think you need ot.

  84. pager24 says:
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    10 team non PPR would you trade Luck Richardson and A. Johnson for Brees Martin and Wallace?

    i’d like to counter with Luck T-rich and Cobb for Brees Martin and Nelson

    which do you like better?
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d prefer the second trade but the first trade is probably what’s gonna get accepted between the two.

  85. Jogon says:
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    Standart league,

    Would you start McFadden or T. Richardson ?

    M. Bennett or Gates ?

    Pick 3 : Colston, Mike Wallace, Shorts, Hopkins, Wayne, Broyles

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      T-Rich

      Bennett

      Colston/Wayne/Shorts

  86. Jogon says:
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    I have SF Defense. Should I drop them to get the KC Chiefs ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yes

  87. Scott says:
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    Hi Sky,

    Thought you good add this to the article as I couldn’t agree with you more on Demaryius. I think the whole record breaking pace that Peyton (60+ TDs+???) makes owners of DT a bit greedy. However, how can DT owners complain about the following stats:

    Through 3 games of the 2013 Season: 20 catches 307 yards 2TD 15.4 avg
    At this rate on pace for: 107 catches 1637 yards 11TD 15.4 avg

    Of course only catching 11TDs of the possible 60TDs is what they are complaining about.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yup. Fantasy owners don’t look long term very often and really need to, especially around this time of year.

  88. Jon says:
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    Titans (vs NYJ) or Colts (@JAX) D/ST over the Jets this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d stay Jets but they’re close

  89. fitz says:
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    Eddie Lacy for DeAngelo Williams / Broyles (who I just picked up today)

    Which side do you prefer?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      DeAngelo side. It’s not close for me

      • fitz says:
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        @Sky: What causes you to say that? Do you think Broyles will see a lot of passes or just not high on Lacy with his injury history?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You’re giving up an established RB2 for an RB2 who’s played a total of 6 quarters and whose teammates have performed well while he was gone. Then you’re topping it off with another player to boot. Don’t see why you need to overpay for someone who may or may not even have a starting job when he returns…

          • fitz says:
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            @Sky: Ok, thanks Sky. Appreciate the help as always.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Not a problem.

  90. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Afternoon Sky.

    What do you think about Rg3s play thus far this year?

    Is he a player who will put up stats in garbage time due to his terrible defense and continue to be a strong fantasy qb or do you think this injury catches up to him?

    I know The Brady owner in my league is disgruntled.

    Would you trade RG3 (and a bench wr like Thompkins) for Brady?

    Thanks

      • Dynamite Dan says:
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        @Sky:

        I didn’t know if Bradys value had dropped to the point where a 1 for 1 trade with RG3 was possible so thank you for your response and the link.

        What do you think Julian Edelmans role in the offence will be after Gronk and Amendola return? Will he have more space to operate as defences focus on other players or will he be marginalized as Brady throws to his chief targets? Where does Edelman rank on the wr board ROS?

        I ask this because the Brady owner has James Jones and Steve Smith on Bye.

        Would it be smart to try to get Brady/Steve Smith for RG3/Edelman? Or should I be happy with getting just Brady and having Edelman for a wr.

        Thanks Again

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Edelman: 3rd wheel. Lesser Welker but more TD opps. Edelman’s a low end WR3 at best moving foward once everyone in NE is healthy.

          Not really a big Steve Smith guy. Think it’s a fairly flat trade between those two but I’ll take him in that instance.

          • Dynamite Dan says:
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            @Sky:

            I’m not a Steve Smith Guy either but if Edelman is at the height of his value this week then its a trade I can make.

            Maybe I can flip Steve Smith for a better wr during their bye week in the future.

            Thanks for the advice.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Definitely, that’s why I agreed to go for it. Good luck!

  91. Bob says:
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    Would you trade away Moreno for MJD straight up? The owner offered up mjd and mendy for him last week but he may not like that anymore and idk if i have bench space for mendy. I stashed Harvin pretty already and now if i drop him, I’m sure someone will grab him

    I also own ball and feel Moreno could get injured

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      How big is your league? I’m just not big on stashing guys for that long unless the league is 14 team or 12 with a lot of flex positions. Moreno for MJD, I’ll take the MJD side. Moreno for MJD+, I’ll take that as well.

      • Bob says:
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        @Sky: 10 team, I felt my friend hinted at him grabbing harvin soon, so I figured id make the move first. Nothing intriguing to me on waivers and I’m sitting pretty at 3-0, rbs are question marks though

        Stafford
        T.rich, bush/bell, Moreno/ball, Wilson, Tate
        Megaton, Julio, Gordon, Edelman, Harvin
        Cameron

        What if i could swing Gordon and Moreno and get mjd and Fitzgerald? Is that a better deal then me getting mjd straight up?

        Thank you for the response!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bob: Gotcha. If you’re 3-0 and it’s not hurting you, no harm done. But he’d be my first chuck if it came to that.

          I’d take the two for two. Like Gordon but Fitz has a trust factor woven in.

  92. Nick says:
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    RB are McCoy forte cj2k Pierre woodman Ellington and Bryce
    Wr are decker shorts Gordon marlon

    It’s a ppr league and I’ve been trying to stash rbs because the top guy in the league is screwed if/when Murray goes down. I want to pick up bolden or another RB but I have to pick up Blackmon with my limited wr depth, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d rather have Bolden over Woodhead at this point due to higher upside/potential. Can then drop Marlon for Blackmon.

  93. Josh says:
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    Hey Sky,

    If you get the time, can you do an article on how to value an offensive line for an RB or QB? It seems the O-line D-line clash decides a lot of RB’s weeks before they touch the ball. Thanks man.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s alot more complicated than that and I wouldn’t have the time. Gotta factor in the QB and how quickly they read the field. Geno Smith shouldn’t have as many sacks as he does right now, he’s playing behind one of the better lines in the NFL. Meanwhile, guys like Romo have done alot with a little. Just too many factors, can’t really do that and have time to actually answer questions, do weekly rankings, review games, ETC…

  94. Allen says:
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    Sky I’m going nuts here…as a spiller owner I am a little bit risk adverse these days with my lineup. In regards to kaepernick this week I am thinking of benching him in favor of Big Ben or cutler. I can’t keep taking goose eggs from kaep/spiller. I am 2-1 but in 7th place bc of total pts, my schedule is easy and I catch a break with some of my opponents bye weeks in the future (face AP and Peyton manning on byes for example) I’m like u I like kaep ROS but I do not like this short week with a gimpy Vernon on the road. Thoughts on who to start?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t trust Big Ben any more and don’t think anyone really can given the season to date. Like Big Ben but I’d still go Kaep there

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Allen:
      if VD sits go Ben Minn pass D stinks

  95. Tim says:
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    Cam or Romo ROS?
    Cam or Kap ROS?
    Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cam

  96. Steve Stevenson says:
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    The Texans DST going to turn it around? They have a 5-week late season run of Ari, Oak and Jax twice (including wk 1 of the playoffs), but not sure it’s worth holding over streaming DSTs.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They’re not bad – mainly RZ problems – but I believe in streaming DEF unless you land a ally good one. Just too many points out there to take from week to week to sit on an underperformer

  97. Nick says:
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    My team is in need of help I guess 0-3, even though I think it’s more of unlucky match ups as I’ve scored the 5th most points in the 12 team league, but either way I was thinking about offering this trade(ppr 1pt):

    My Stevan Ridley and either James Jones or Dwayne Bowe for Ray Rice and Tavon Austin

    My roster:
    Qb- Romo and Manuel
    Rb- Ridley, Spiller, McGahee, Ivory
    Wr- Demaryius, Bowe, James Jones , Josh Gordon, Stevie Johnson, Justin Blackmon and Cordarelle(there are points for return yards)
    Te- Jordan Cameron

    If he doesn’t want to put Tavon in is that too much for rice or say he wanted Thomas instead could I live without him as I have a bunch of viable options? Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t give you Rice in that scenario for either package, personally, but you can try

  98. Steven says:
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    Sky,
    Would you trade Brady for Eli Manning and Victor Cruz?

    2QB other being Pryor/Tannehill

    Lost Jackson till week 7 and best receivers are Hartline,Shorts, Bowe,Hilton
    12 team league

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take it because of Cruz

  99. Scott says:
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    Hi Sky,

    In a 12-man PPR league, with a 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE format. Feeling pretty good about my team as I’m loaded in WRs.

    RB: Martin, Forte, Woodhead
    WR: Demaryius, Fritzgerald, Reggie Wayne, Josh Gordan, Miles Austin, Stevie Johnson, Greg Jennings
    TE: Cook, Fleener
    QB: Romo, Palmer

    I’m looking make a trade for a team with both Gordon and Giovanni as I could use the RB depth and impact on TE. Initially he was interested in Austin and Johnson but has since backed off.

    Would a Reggie Wayne + Stevie Johnson package be too much for both Giovanni/Cameron? He has a big need in WRs. Or should I use my added WR depth and shoot for a QB like Brady (e.g. Trade Package of Romo + Stevie)

    Thanks!

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott:

      Oh and if it helps. How would you rank the following players in the WR 2/3 tier category for the ROS in a PPR league

      Reggie Wayne, Josh Gordan, Miles Austin, Stevie Johnson

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Scott: Gordon/Wayne/Johnson/Austin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      First trade isn’t enough. You’ll need to give up a bigger piece to get that kind of package in return.

      Second trade isn’t needed

      • Alex says:
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        @Sky:

        Instead of getting both. What would be the fair value of Cameron with one of my recievers? Wayne for Cameron. Or Johnson for Cameron?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Alex: Either would work. I’m higher on Johnson ROS so I’d want to keep him but I know others would disagree.

  100. Clarence Beeks says:
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    Made a trade today, ppr format, sent Demarco, Torrey Smith, and F Jax, received CJ Spiller and Demaryius…hope it doesn’t get veto’d!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn…that’s a good haul. Nice work!

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