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In an interview with some guy somewhere, Kurt Cobain explained that his song ‘Penny Royal Tea’ was ‘…about a person who’s beyond depressed; they’re in their death bed, pretty much.’  I’m pretty sure that describes most of Kurt’s songs, but that’s beyond the point.  As I begin to look at the fallen – like ‘dola – or the barely theres – like Roddy – ya have to start looking around for someone out there to fill the void before you start trying to make your own fantasy abortifacient (word of the day!).  Well look no further for a shot at that as Eddie Royal just can’t seem to avoid the end zone right now.  After having a 3 catch, 2 TD performance last Monday night against the Houston Texans for a measly 24 yards, it was pretty easy to write him off as a one week fluke; the Kevin Ogletree of 2013, if you will.  But then he went and did this: 7 catches for 90 yards to go with 3 more scores.  That’s a monstrous games no matter what angle you come at it from.  But there is one angle I’d like to mention here: that Eagles secondary is bordering on non-existent.  I thought their defense would get a chance to bare down and take apart this Chargers offense after their own offense turned the tides quickly on them but they held their own most of the day and it was in no small part thanks to Royal on that front.  Moving forward, Eddie is looking like an immediate pickup but faces a fairly tough challenge in the Titans next week (I can’t believe I typed that).  If I’m scrambling for WR depth and have been sitting on upside that has been turned upside down, here’s your chance at redemption.  It’s time to make your team feel like Royalty.  In other 2013 Fantasy Football news from week 2…

Aaron Rodgers – I’m not gonna talk about him much this year for the plain and simple reason we already knew what he could do coming into the season.  But after 480 passing yards and 4 TDs, I had to say something so…fuzzy buttons.  There, I said something.

Michael Vick – Had 428 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown on 23 yards.  Also got WWE’d to the ground late and had to be pulled for Foles on a crucial late red zone play.  Fantasy-wise, the world is shaping up for Vick to have the perfect season: a hurry up offense with great weapons surrounding him and a defense that gives up points just as fast so he never has to sit down.

Sam Bradford – After a 352 yard, 3 TD, 1 INT game, Bradford is on pace for 5,208, 40 touchdowns and 16 INTs.  I don’t know if I mentioned this but I liked him coming into the season…shoot, really wish I had told you.  Oh wait, I did with my Sam Bradford Sleeper post!

Philip Rivers – Trying to prove waiting on QB in fantasy is the way to go (419/3/0).  I just listed the top 4 QBs in scoring heading into the Sunday night game in a row here.  How many of them did you have to draft in the first 4 rounds?  Exactly.

Mike Wallace – Was very frustrated with his lack of involvement after last week’s game.  I think someone heard you, Mike (9/115/1).  If Tannehill can get it going with Wallace while Lamar Miller shows up like this (14/69/1 and 2/6), this offense is going to be very underrated good moving forward.

DeSean Jackson – DeSean is DeOne DeVick goes to: 9/193/1 on 15 targets.  DeOnly question is whether or not DeVick stays DeUpright the rest of the way to keep making this happen.  Oh and LeSean McCoy…he’s still good.

James Starks – Stepped in when Lacy went down with a concussion early and had the first 100 yard rushing game the Packers have had in what I believe to be 45 contests.  Why, exactly, couldn’t you do this last year Starks, when we thought you’d be a sleeper?  In fairness, it was the Redskins whose defense has now given up 71 points and the offense has been shaky as well.  The Lions come to town next week.  I expect offensive fireworks and a Kid Rock siting. Bah Wit Da Bah, kids!

Dez Bryant – I thought he was hurt worse then he was so I moved him outside my top 15.  So of course he starts the game as the first 5 passes by Tony Romo for 5/100/1 and finished the game with 9/141/1 on 13 targets.  Dez really nize, Bryant.  Real nize.

Jamaal Charles – Still hasn’t had that big game (103 total yards, 8 receptions and a touchdown) but he hasn’t exactly been the worst RB to pick up in the first round so far.  That’s my way of saying ‘eh, I’ll take it but I’m waiting for more’.

CJ Spiller – Had 103 yards on 16 carries and 26 yards on 4 receptions.  Where’s the touchdown?!?  *Looks around frantically* Oh silly me, FJax had it the whole time!  This is a frustration you just might have to live with.  Like why you can’t fart when you’re out-frickin-side with your girl but she can take a crap with the bathroom door open.  Life’s just not fair sometimes.

Maurice Jones-Drew – Left the game with an ankle issue after ‘shredding’ Oakland for 27 yards on 10 carries.  Yuck sticker.  Neither of my Jags calls really worked out how I expected them too, though at least Shorts day was respectable (8/93).  That’s what I get for Jagging while others jig.  Is Tebow still available?  I can’t believe I typed that.  Send these guys to London, this is worse than soccer!

Danny Amendola – Suffered torn abductor muscles which might mean a sports hernia and surgery which could mean he’s out for 4 weeks which in ‘dola time means week 11.  I’m only half kidding.  I seriously have this guy everywhere this year.  I’ll do whatever I can to save you Danny!  I’ll even give your groin mouth to mouth if it needs it!  Wait, that sounds terrible!  Crap, the backspace button isn’t working!  CTRL+ALT+DEL.

Knowshon Moreno – Was leading all Running Backs in scoring heading into the Sunday night game.  Meanwhile, Montee fumbled the ball on goal to go into the end zone early on in the game.  I’m not laughing all the way to the bank on my Montee hate this Fall as I only have shares of Moreno in two leagues and only started him in one.  In the other, I started MJD over him.  Go me.  Moving forward, Moreno isn’t that good and still won’t be that good but like Little Ceasar’s Pizza, it’s still pizza and you’ll still eat it if it’s there.

Ahmad Bradshaw – With Ballard out for the year, the Colts said Bradshaw would get the majority of carries and it worked out just fine (15/65/1 on the ground and 3/19 via the air).  Lines like this are what you should come to expect with his majority backfield share moving forward.  If that doesn’t excite you then I seriously question why you drafted him.  And because he doesn’t deserve his own blurb, that goes doubly for Rashard Mendenhall (15/66/1 and 2/28).

Arian Foster – For a guy who wasn’t too happy about his timeshare, he didn’t really outrun his competition today.  Sure, the end-line looks nice (19/79/1 with a 2 point conversion) but most of his yardage came late when the Titans just couldn’t hold the line after a day of conservative Locker behind them.  At one point, if I’m not mistaken, Foster was toting close to 3.0 ypc.  Meanwhile, Tate ended the day with only 9 touches but they went for 93 on the ground.  Couple that with the Texans defense not looking like the top end defense they’ve been touted as – and keep in mind this defense has been struggling now since about mid-way through 2012 – and I don’t know how many grind it out weeks Foster is going to get moving forward.  Still an RB1 but he’s not the top 3 back everyone was calling him coming into the season if you ask me.  I know you didn’t ask me.  I’m still telling you.

Matt Forte – Had 161 total yards with 11 (!?!) receptions.  Forte as a PPR stud isn’t anything new, of course.  Neither is him not scoring a TD.  All Matt’s fortes were at the forefront today.

James Jones – I had a donut in the boxscore last week?  I gotcha donut right here!  That last sentence reads really well if you do it in a New York accent while tugging on boy parts/girl parts.  JJ decided he didn’t need to score a touchdown to be fantasy relevant Sunday, nabbing 11 catches for 178 yards.  Heading into Sunday night’s game, he was the 10th highest scoring receiver in standard.  Cobb was 8th.  Nelson was 7th.  Meanwhile Finley was 6th amongst TEs.  Need I reiterate that the ‘skins defense looks bad?

Julius Thomas – Thought he might have a quieter week this week after his week 1’s explosion.  He did, but I wouldn’t call it silent (6/47/1).  Maybe silent but deadly, but Orange Julius is looking more and more delicious.  Wish mom woulda slung me a couple bucks to buy one…

Martellus Bennett - I’m completely surprised and willing to admit my wronginess here.  Bennett is a top 12 TE after 7/76/2.  I’m still patting my back about Pettigrew, though, and you can’t stop me.  But only because you’re not here.  Ok I’ll stop now.

Greg Olsen – Who else is Cam gonna throw to?  That offense looks more messed up then Lil’ Kim after all those surgeries.  Does she have Asian relatives?  Or perhaps she’s related to the Jackson family?  Regardless, Olsen finished with 7/84/1 and is looking like a solid top 10 TE the rest of the way.

Chris Givens – No, he didn’t score a touchdown (5/105).  Both of those went to Tavon Austin (6/47/2) but I’d like to take this moment to point out Chris Givens Sleeper post saying he’d be like Torrey Smith (7/85) but much cheaper…yup.

DeAndre Hopkins – Seems to be doing fine after the concussion scare in preseason (7/117/1 on 10 targets).  Gotta think that some of these targets would’ve gone to Andre Johnson (8/76 on 13 targets) if he weren’t dealing with concussion symptoms of his own.  In either case, as I mentioned in Foster’s blurb, this defense doesn’t look the same and could lead to a lot more passing then we’re used to seeing out of the Texans.  If any owner out there is just sitting there with DH on the bench or doesn’t realize this, jump in.

Julio Jones – Roddy White is a very good decoy, apparently (11/182/1).  How the Rams let this man get loose knowing full well that White was limited and after SJax left with a thigh bruise is beyond me.  I wish I could sing me and Julio down by the school yard but I own him nowhere so instead I’ll sing ‘Sounds of Silence’.  BTW, I’m not entirely certain but something tells me if the game were closer, SJax would’ve come back.  But of course, I started him and MJD in one league so he didn’t have to.  Of course…in either case, if you’re looking for the handcuff, I’m gonna surprise you: it’s Jason Snelling.  Ok, maybe it didn’t surprise you more then make you throw up but hey I can’t help it if you have zero gag reflex.  That’s what she said!  Wait, what?

Ray Rice – Left the game with a strained left hip flexor.  Most likely won’t miss any time but if he DOES miss time it gives me the chance to Huey Lewis this news: It’s Hip to B. Pierce.

Larry Fitzgerald – Only had 2 receptions on 5 targets for 33 yards as Fitz’ groin was giving him fits.  When the pun fits you find ways to fit it in when dealing with Fitz.  See?  It fits!  Moving forward I’m not overly concerned due to Larry’s track record.  I mean, it’s not like he’s ‘dola…my God I’ve never hated a man’s groin so much.

David Wilson – Let’s see, how should I spin this?  He scored you plus points this week!  Yeah, but he only scored me 1.  Ok, but he didn’t fumble!  Only because he ran like he was holding a bomb that would detonate if he so much as moved a pinky off of it.  Well fine, you’re just gonna stay negative, I see.  He’s still the most talented player the Giants have in their backfield and that statement stands even when Andre Brown returns.  At some point, reality has to set in and make it all come together (right?  RIGHT?!?).  Until then, if you’re an owner you’re just gonna have to bench him.  Unless you wanna give him to me for Roy Helu.

Calvin Johnson – Scored not just one but two touchdowns.  The refs must not have got the ‘take all Megatron scores back on technicalities’ memo.  Like after your 7th beer, let’s hope the seal has been broken on CJ and the EZ.

Pierre Garcon – Had a monster day with 143 and a touchdown on 8 receptions via 13 targets.  I don’t know how I don’t own more shares of Peter Waiter.  Really think he’s a top 15 wide out as long as health doesn’t elude him with major upside to top 10.  I’d lament in French if I knew how but unfortunately I only know cuss words.  Baiser!

T.Y. Hilton – The derps on the Colts coaching staff said this week, ‘ya know, we should get that TY kid involved’.  After 6 for 124, this is all I have.  I was worried that T.Y. was gonna make me T_T this season but now I’m feeling =D.

Doug Martin – Had 29 carries for 144 yards to lead the NFL in rushing on Sunday but didn’t score.  That was left up to Kevin Ogletree as TB only had one offensive touchdown all day.  I still dig Doug but c’mon….Ogletree?

Reggie Bush – Went down with a tweaked knee which isn’t ask sexy as a twerked knee unless you’re Miley Cyrus.  In that case, tweak it all you want.  We all knew Reggie was gonna have some injuries here and there, but we all prayed it wouldn’t happen week 2.  If he’s out for any extended time, his backup is pretty darn good in Joique Bell.  I’d tell you to pick him up but he’s not out there and we all know that.  Go back to your beer.  It’s my 9th!  Save a few for Monday after the MRI.  I can’t feel my legs. That’s funny, neither can Reggie.

Steve Johnson – He’s quietly doing what he always does even with a new QB (8/111/1).  He’s the WR2 that no one wants to have because he’s boring but at the end of the day you’re happy you have him…until the next week when you want to sit him for Austin Pettis.

Ted Ginn – Had 8 targets.  Carolina, you’re doing it wrong.

Marshawn Lynch – Went full Beastmode tonight, rushing for 98 yards and added 37 yards on 3 receptions and tallied 3 total touchdowns.  Meanwhile, the 49ers got the D.  Not that D.  That’s gross.  This is a family website!  The Seahawks get the Jaguars next week at home.  If this San Fran offense could only get 3 points up there, I shudder to think what those Jags will do.  Is it possible to score negative points?  No?  Could we make an exception?

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  1. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    More of a general question about making a 12tm league deeper. Just posted in an ESPN forum I’ve never used before as well, but here goes: I’ve been playing in a 12-team league for 6 years and we’ve gradually evolved from draft to auction, 300yds/100yds bonuses to getting rid of them, 1 pts per 15 scrimmage yd to point per 10, 2RB/3WR to 2RB/2WR/FLEX, and this year we’re doing one keeper that doubles in price. I’m trying to convince commish that we should not even play with kickers and defenses due to their essential randomness and instead add 2 extra flex spots so it’s more of a game of “skill” and less frustration of seeing 1 or 2 players go off on teams benches per week. Since I couldn’t think of anything better to do for last hour I went to pro-footballreference.com and went to last seasons fantasy pts and did a draft based on VBD for 12 teams with priority going 1st to filling starting spots (higher raw fantasy pt won tie-breaker) then to filling 3 flex, then filling bench spots. The last player drafted was Beanie Wells who had 54 points last year. Not a perfect way to do this, but just wanted to get good idea of what kind of players would still be out there on a hypothetical waiver wire. Didn’t draft any team backup QBs. In deep leagues such as this, is draft day extra important due to slim pickings on waivers and do you find many disinterested owners by midseason in your experience or does it make the experience more fun like say having Marcedes Lewis 4 rec 37 yd game in a bye-heavy week be the reason you win?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not trying to be rude, but ‘That isn’t a deep league’ is my answer.

      • Operation Mindcrime says:
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        @Sky: No worries, so weeks where 1 or 2 teams can’t find anyone to cover byes don’t happen in practice assuming active owners if league were to start 1 QB/2 RB/2 WR/1 TE/3 FLEX/6 bench spots/12 teams?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I missed that there were 2 added flexes. Again, not trying to be rude but you kinda wrote me a novella there that didn’t really give me meat and potatoes. Was a hard read. Bye weeks might be rough for some teams but it’s something you can plan for if you have 6 bench spots.

          • Operation Mindcrime says:
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            @Sky: Thanks for response! Got the predictable caveman/WWE shut up and know your role answers on ESPN forum. I like using innappropriate analogies but someone has to ask the seemingly stupid questions or innovation doesn’t happen even if playing no kicker and D has been done before. Just wanted to have ducks in a row so it wouldn’t be disaster if tried in practice.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha yeah I hear ya; 12 teams with 3 flex is doable for bye weeks, I wouldn’t be overly concerned. Doing away with DEF/K is never a bad idea either.

  2. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Stephen Hill or Austin ROS? PPR

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Assuming they are both below Royal.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’ll take Royal over Hill moving forward but Austin.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Sky: My apologies….Austin Pettis

  3. Jordan73 says:
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    Any thoughts on Gore? I know he’s not a RB1 anymore, but do you think he’ll still be a viable RB2 or Flex option RoS? I’ve got MJD, Bush, Wilson, Moreno, and Lamar Miller, but I know our league’s Gore owner is pretty down on him right now. Moreno’s looking like a sell high candidate right now. If I can’t make that swap, would you part with any of the others for Gore?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I called Gore a sell last week. Not really liking his trajectory and how he’s looked so far. Even though I’m not crazy high on Moreno, I’d want someone else for him.

  4. Oppo Taco says:
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    Trying to buy low on david Wilson. I have ivory/Moreno/deAngelo to offer. Would you trade ivory/roddy for Wilson/James jones or Steve smith? Which wr would you prefer and should I keep ivory and offer Moreno. Thanks .5 ppr
    Qb – Brady
    Wr – Calvin
    Wr – roddy
    Rb – forte
    Rb – deangelo
    Te – cook
    Flex – randle
    Bench – Bryce brown, vereen, Moreno(burned with him here and not in flex yesterday), marlon brown, leveon bell,

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      I could also offer one of Moreno/ivory and marlon brown/rueben randle for David Wilson in a 2 for 1. I’m just a little concerned with roddy white moving forward

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I understand your concern but you’re underselling Roddy which means you’re not buying low. I think a 1-1 is more reasonable. Wilson should be dirt cheap after his showing on Sunday. Kid has 36 yards on 14 carries this season and hasn’t caught a pass. See if you can trade him a WR. Randle or Brown would be fine.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you’re adding Roddy, that’s not a buy low…

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: the Wilson owner only has Alf Morris as his other rb ‘starter’ in our league so he’s had to play wilson so far but I believe he’d jump ship pretty easy. I think i could get Wilson and either James Jones or Steve Smith for Marlon Brown and Chris Ivory or Moreno. Like Smith or Jones more? Same question with Ivory and Moreno. As a Saints fan im aware of Ivory’s talent but he’s not getting any work in the pass game or at the goal line and the RB tied to Peyton is usually pretty good for fantasy value. Thanks for your input, love the daily articles

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Gotcha. I like Smith more. I like Ivory more but the Jets just don’t know what the hell they’re doing. Go ahead and throw in Ivory.

  5. Drop Alshon Jeffery for Eddie Royal?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ooooh, tough. I still really like Jeffery moving forward but Eddie looks like a clearer path to consistency right now. I’ll take Eddie there.

      • Every transaction costs 3 bucks. Would that change your decision?

        • Sky

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          @James R: It’s worth the gamble. Not expecting the TDs to sustain of course but it looks like he’s a primary target.

  6. Eddie says:
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    Any concern about RGIII? The rushing hasn’t been there and he’s looked shaky despite the strong numbers.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, he looks really rusty and also like he doesn’t trust his knee. I’d look to sell high right now if I could.

      • Eddie says:
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        @Sky: How about RGIII and Mendenhall for McFadden? I’d need to stream QB if I went that route.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t think of that as a sell high. Not a DMC fan.

          • I can’t sell RGIII “The Garbage-Time Great” for a urinal wafer! The sad part is, behind him, all I have is Romo and all Romo has is Dez.

            I offered my RGIII, Pierre Garcon, and Lamar Miller
            for
            Drew Brees and Bryce Brown.

            Offer declined. Who’s the crazy one, here?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha!

              I’ll say ‘not you’. You’re underselling for sure there, surprised he didn’t take.

  7. Nightpandas says:
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    Hartline out and Royal in?

    Who is bigger waiver priority for you? Starks or Ivory?

    (.5 ppr)

    My morning laugh….auto correct for Starks was Bastards

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! How big is this league? Seeing Starks/Ivory on waivers makes me wonder.

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Sky: 10 team h2h

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          In that case, Moreno; I’d hold on Hartline.

  8. Derrick says:
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    Moreno for Gronk is a fist pump accept, yes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the Gronk side.

  9. TysonFrozenChicken says:
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    An IDP question if you’re up for it: What happened to Nick Roach yesterday? When was the last time a starting 4-3 MLB recorded no stats? Did he leave with an injury? He’s in a photo with the AP game recap tackling someone, so he at least played. What’s your take on him going forward?

  10. Hans says:
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    How much would you bid for Eddie Royal in 12 team PPR, total budget $100. My remaining $99.

    (I do have a strong WR line, with Demaryius, Marshall, Amendola, Stevie Johnson, and Hartline.)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t need Eddie so you have no reason to bid on him.

  11. Wilsonian says:
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    Going back to Cali, er, trade offers. I took a Gordon for Buc Williams deal, so now there is a current offer of this:

    His: Kaepernick/Givens FOR
    My: Romo/Garcon

    My squad:

    QB – Wilson
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Graham
    W/R – D.Rich
    W/R/T – Decker
    BN – Romo
    BN – Gordon
    BN – Bennett
    BN – Moreno
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Gio

    6 points per TD (rushing/receiving), 4 points per throwing TD, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing/250 yards passing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing, 335 yards passing, 0.5 PPR

    Not sure I’d want to do it, or not. Just worried that Wilson might not be the answer, but worried that Kaepernick is still young, too. I think losing Garcon is tough, and not sure it’s worth the gamble. I don’t feel like QB is my issue. If I REALLY wanted to, I could pick up Bradford as a backup to Wilson, or just live with it as-is. I think my team’s issue is RB where I don’t have a clear cut #1 aside from Forte who never finds the endzone. What do you think? Take the Kaep deal? Cut someone for Bradford? Try to package Moreno and Gore for a bigger RB? Thanks, sir. I appreciate the advice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Givens side. Love Garcon but you can swing Kaep in over Wilson until he figures it out and then try to make a move regarding your RBs. Kaep’s an RB in disguise.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: OR would this be better:

        His: Kaep for
        My: Romo/D.Wilson

        He also tossed out that idea. Not sure I need to be losing RB depth, but Starks is out there, so he could fill in.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I wouldn’t do that

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: yeah, kind of thought so. Would you drop anyone for Hartline if I did the Kaepernick deal with Givens?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I don’t see anyone on your roster to drop for Hartline.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: thanks for your help, as usual. Oh, and I completely and utterly dominated with this team this week. Dez, Peter Waiter, Forte, Graham, Decker, and I don’t even have AJ’s stats yet. Huge turn of events after Week 1.

                • Sky

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                  Nice!

  12. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Looking back on it, I’m kinda surprised no one pegged Royal as a sleeper heading into this season. Weren’t his best days when McCoy was OC for him, B-Marsh, and Cutler in Denver? If so, he knew the offense coming in and how to beat 2nd or 3rd string DB’s so why not? Still can’t tell if this is good or bad for my Gates draft pick, though.

    • Sky

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      No one pegged it because it’s taken an injury to get him into this spot with DX going down. Gates will still get his but Royal looks to be a RZ target for Rivers right now. Plus he is pretty old for a breakout candidate (27, 6 years experience).

  13. Scott Steelers says:
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    My RBs are Morris, Ridley, MJD, and Bradshaw. Only start 2, no flex. But is it time to panic? I’ve got a combined 19.80 points out of my 2 starters for the last 2 weeks combined… should I look to trade or ride out the rough start?

    • Scott Steelers says:
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      @Scott Steelers: I give Colston, Ridley I get TRich… leaving me with Jordy, Cruz, Andre Johnson and Edelman at WR. You like?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You have the depth, I’d make that trade for T-Rich.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d trade MJD at this point if the offer is right but you’re just gonna have to play matchups/ride it out at this point.

  14. fd says:
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    Have Brady as my QB1. Please rank a backup (and possibly a replacement if Brady continues to struggle):

    Tannehill (currently own)
    Rivers – free agent
    Bradford – free agent

    Also:

    Drop Woodhead for Stark? (flex position)

    Drop Decker or Hilton for Royal?

    tyvm

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Bradford slightly more then Tannehill moving forward; still don’t trust Rivers’ o-line and start to the yaer.

      Starks has a better shot at being a starter so I’ll say yes but I’d like more Lacy news first before I do.

      No.

      • fd says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks sky!

        You like Stark or Royal ROS to replace Woodhead in my flex position?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Trust Royal’s role more.

          • Brady will be just fine. I know his receivers blow, but again, Brady will be fine.

  15. Zandy says:
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    So n

  16. Zandy says:
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    Whoops got too excited! So now that we’ve seen some injuries, how would you rank the following bench RBs
    For Ros and non ppr
    Kendal hunter, Woodhead, bolden, Starks, Ellington, todman, forsett, Donald brown

    Does mikel leshoure get sent to Indy?

    Also is Charles clay for real in Miami?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Todman/Starks/Ellington/Bolden/Hunter/Woodhead/Brown/Forsett

      I’m not a GM for either team so I don’t know. I’ll call it doubtful and not a trade the Colts need.

      He’s a deep league play. TE18-20 most weeks unless in a PPR league.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: oh left off the Atlanta rbs, views on jacquizz and Snelling?

  17. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m looking ahead to next week for streaming D’s (nuts).

    Got Houston as it is. They have looked mediocre at best and are playing at Baltimore this week. Do I dump them for a stream of Buf @ NYJ or Min v. CLE?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take BUF there. They’ve looked pretty solid so far even though the competition has been offensively challenged to start the year. Don’t trust MIN even against Cleveland.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: went with Buffalo before I even heard back. Houston has had some decent matchups and has looked OK, but I’m going with the dice roll at this point. Thanks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, they started faltering late last year. They may get back into a groove but I don’t like the idea of sitting on a DEF just because of name value. Find it’s a way to give up weekly points when you can stream anyways.

          • Ecstatic Giraffe says:
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            Would you drop the Dallas d for buffalo?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Go for it. Stream away

  18. ThE sHiT says:
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    Please rank Starks, Royal, and Pierce as pickups in a ppr league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Royal/Starks/Pierce. Not hearing anything about Rice’s hip is a lingering issue.

  19. Big League Choo says:
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    standard shallow 10 team league my graham and decker for Aj Green and one of Michael Floyd or Givens.

    start two wrs one flex, my other wrs r cobb,colston, gordon, blackmon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Then who is your TE?

      • Big League Choo says:
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        @Sky: i have gronk on my bench…..got gronk and graham in my auction for 20$ out of 100…only 5 bench spots
        My lineup after trade would be:

        QB Vick
        RB T-Rich
        RB Spiller
        WR Green
        WR Cobb
        TE Gronk
        Flex Gordon/David Wilson/Blackmon/Bryce Brown/Givens or Floyd

          • Big League Choo says:
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            @SkyThanks, i forgot about Colston, he would be my flex until i could package him and one of the RBs for an upgrade

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Cool

  20. Dave says:
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    Streaming defense for week 3 which is best Min (vs Cle), Buf (vs NYJ) or the Jets (vs Buf)?

    And buying into Antonio Gates looking healthy and not like an old man at all?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jets

      As far as what he is. No longer a top 5 guy but probably a top 15.

  21. Natural Born Champs says:
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    Hi Sky,

    Would you trade S.Johnson or Garcon for Mendy?
    My backs: martin, mjd, l.bell, p.thomas
    My wrs: two i mentioned, nelson, shorts, hartline, m.brown, hopkins.
    I do have forsett as well.
    Ppr league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      An overpay with either, S. Johnson should work easily though. No chance Todman is out there?

      • Natural Born Champs says:
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        @Sky: yes he is.
        How about Murray for 1 of those 2? Still overpaying?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Natural Born Champs: Murray for SJ probably wouldn’t work but it’s the only trade I’d be willing to make there. Really like Garcon as long as he stays healthy.

  22. Ryan says:
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    Jared Cook just have a rough game or is it something worse?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just a rough game. The yahoo blurb even said he could’ve had a 30+ yard catch but tripped on the turf. One of those ‘it happens’ games.

  23. rd says:
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    pick up josh gordon or eddie royal?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gordon

  24. phil says:
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    thoughts on charles clay te?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a game changer. Probably more of a deep league/major needs play. TE18-20 ROS

  25. Deck says:
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    If your team is sitting at 0-2 after this week and your team looks like this:

    Q Brady
    R Foster
    R Ridley
    W James Jones
    W Edelman
    T Olson
    F Shorts
    K Tucker
    D Cowboys

    B Montee Ball
    B Levon Bell
    B L Moore
    B Bryce Brown
    B Michael Floyd
    B Dalton

    And you are offered Calvin Johnson and Demarco Murray for Arian Foster and WR of their choice do you take it? Also which WR would you try to include that they would actually accept?

    • Deck says:
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      @Deck: Also will have first waiver to grab Pierce or Starks for insurance.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Starks has the better shot at sustaining production even if Lacy comes back so I’ll say him

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Calvin side. Offer JJ

      • Deck says:
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        @Sky: He asked for Shorts…better or worse than JJ?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Should be more consistent but not a deal breaker. Still good

  26. rich says:
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    pick up eddie royal or josh gordon thanks

  27. cheerio says:
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    Edelman and Ivory

    Or

    T. Richardson

    Is it close? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      TRich…not close

  28. cheerio says:
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    One more. Would you trade David Wilson for either Eledman or Hartline? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t.

  29. Belligerent Mariners Fan says:
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    So I am really hurting at TE these days. First week I went Sudfeld, 0 pts. Second week I picked up Celek, 0 pts. OUCH! A guy just offered me Martellus Bennett for my Daryl Richardson. I have Foster and CJ as my Rbs.

    Keep Celek in Chip’s high octane offense? Or take Bennett and dump my backup RB?

    14 team league standard.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Belligerent Mariners Fan: Makes you thin at RB but in a 14 team, think it would make sense to make a move for Bennett.

  30. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I have Forte and Miller. Should I trade Cameron for Richardson? The TE pool is slim pickings.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s an extreme overpay

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: My Cameron for Trent Richardson.

        • Chicken Dinner says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I’m blowing it today. First I put Austin for Pettis then just Richardson. Sorry.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Chicken Dinner: No worries, I’d want the T-Rich side.

  31. Tim Nicoletti says:
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    Should I pick up Eddie Royal or Chris Givens. My receiving core will be Steve Smith, Cecil Shorts, DeAndre Hopkins, and one of those two.

    I am concerned about Eddie Royal’s production slowing down. At the same time, I am worried about Givens being that Bradford has so many weapons on offense.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Givens

  32. Fungazi says:
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    Would you add Rivers for insurance if Russell Wilson was your QB? Would be dropping Christine Michael who doesn’t seem to be in the picture this year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure, go for it

  33. The 12th Man says:
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    I have Russell Wilson and Marshawn launch on the same team. I’m up to my neck in running backs and was just offed a trade where i would get Matt Ryan and trade to him Knowshon Moreno. Having two Seahakws in a game like last nights is frustrating, and I feel like it’ll be hard pressed to have games where both Lynch and Wilson put up 20 plus points. So, would you do this trade?

    My Rbs’s- Lynch, Ridley, Gore, Moreno, G. Bernard
    My Wr’s- Decker, Edelmam, Jeffrey, Moore.

    • The 12th Man says:
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      @The 12th Man:

      OR!! I could put in a waiver claim for Rivers and keep Moreno. Do you see a statistical difference going forward beaten Rivers and Ryan?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @The 12th Man: I’d just pick up Rivers. There’ll be a statistical difference but I see no reason to do that trade for you.

  34. Ron says:
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    12 team .5PPR – With this team would you trade AJ Green for Gronk and Jordy? Why or why not?

    QB: Eli Manning
    RB: Forte
    WR: Dez Bryant
    WR: AJ Green
    RB/WR: S. Jax
    WR/TE: Garcon
    DST: Ravens
    K: Prater
    BN: G. Bernard
    BN: R. Mathews
    BN: D. Richardson
    BN: M. Austin
    BN: J. Gordon
    BN: B. Hartline
    BN: J. Alshon
    IR: Vereen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: Nah, you don’t have to start a TE, no reason to downgrade at WR to upgrade there. Just hold, you have a great WR set as it is.

  35. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sky,

    very shallow 8 team h2h

    how much would you bid for Pierce ? I have 100$ remaining

    I am starting Charles and Lynch and have Wilson, BJGE, Gio, Hunter and Michael on my bench and would like to dump Michael for Pierce. Thanks

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Moscowitz: you know your league better than we do, if they are cheap on their bids, then I would go a couple dollars more than the norm and drop Michael

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Well …a week ago someone placed a bid for Joique Bell over 17$ and got him. I was thinking about something between 17 and 20$. What do you think?

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Moscowitz: I’d go $20 to make sure. In non-waiver adds are they free?

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            non waiver adds are free but there is no way pierce stays there until he becomes a FA.

            • Jack Full of Hate says:
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              @Moscowitz: of course not, I’d go $20

  36. Black & White says:
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    Trade A or B or Pass on Both:

    A–Give Graham and Moreno for AJ Green
    B –Give Graham and L. Bell for Fitzgerald and J. Cameron

    PPR league. I have Gronk on the bench and I’m very meh about my WR corps of Bowe, Brown and Edelman.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Black & White: If you did A, who would play TE until Gronk returns?

      • Black & White says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate:

        Both Bennett and Celek on Wire

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Black & White: I would stream TE until they came back, but also wait and see Sky would say. I don’t love Fitzgerald this year and Cameron would be useless once Gronk returns

          • Black & White says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate:

            Yeah, my love for AJ and Brandon Marshall is far beyond my appreciation for Fitz.

            Might try dealing Graham and Moreno to another owner to get B. Marshall, but he’s rolling out Finley at TE, who has managed to catch TD’s in back to back weeks.

            • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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              @Black & White: hopefully the owner knows that won’t last

  37. dk says:
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    Would you trade Vick for Roddy White if I also have Brees & ‘Dola as my #1s (T.Y., Stevie Johnson & Greg Jennings as my healthy WRs)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @dk: It’s a gamble with Roddy’s ankle. No chance you can get another WR of that caliber for Vick?

      • dk says:
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        @Sky: most likely not straight up. I’ve tried Vick & Jennings for Cobb. Also gonna try Vick & Jennings/Stevie & Bradshaw (my RB4/5)for one of the top 5 WRs.

  38. Juice_0321 says:
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    RG3 or Vick ROS? Reason for my asking is because I was asked for one of them by the owner of Decker and Roddy White. I need WR help. I recently added Josh Gordon, and I currently have Green, Hilton, Tavon Austin and waiting for Gronk to come back. Thoughts.

    • Juice_0321 says:
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      @Juice_0321: Non-PPR with KR/PR yards.

      Q, WR, WR, RB, RB, W/T

      • the imp says:
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        @Juice_0321: I have the same problem, I think VIck is much, much better right now, but has more injury concerns. RG3 isn’t being allowed to use the read option yet. Once he does, it might get him to perform, but right now he is just being held up by the garbage time. That means I’d trade him first, but would want enough value in return.
        I’ll defer to Sky as to whether or not White/Decker are enough value.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Juice_0321: My thought is if those are your WRs, you need to see what Gordon can do before saying you need help. Green/Hilton/Austin aren’t a bad set, Gordon might put you over the top. I don’t think that’s a good sell necessarily.

      • Juice_0321 says:
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        @Sky: I appreciate the response. What if I could somehow nab Megatron in a deal for one of my Q’s? Which one do I sell?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Juice_0321: I’m a little worried about both, honestly, but would move RG3. He’s rusty and all his stats have come from playing from behind and he’s not running. Worried we don’t see a complete RG3 until late in the year.

  39. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    back in the day….I hate saying that, when you would go to the local Orange Julius at the mall they had the extra creamy option, which consisted of a raw egg blended right in to your delicious Julius. Awe the good old days when there was less media to scare the crap out of us over highly un-probable things happening to us. I think Julius Thomas is bringing extra creamy back, two games straight of end zone dances and looking like a stallion out there when manning needs someone to make his stats look good. I think he’s a 5-7 catches a week guy with upside for a 12-13 TD season, because as we know in the real world, whatever it takes to score is how it goes and he present a match-up problem for other teams.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Yeah, he almost had another TD in that game, too. It would’ve been eerily similar to his first game. Placement and defensive coverage were nearly identical. I can see that too, moving forward. Of course, as always, Peyton just goes to whoever’s open and so far DT hasn’t really gotten his in the RZ. It’ll sway back and forth but it’s looking pretty acurate for a full season of work from OJ there.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: yeah, DT will get his, but when is the question. I think JT will be a good PPR TE and if you’re not playing PPR at this point then you scoff at fuel injection, remote controls for your TV and draft dodgers.

        I shot you an e-mail to your G-mail…..It’s only a month til I get to go on the road with the razz.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, to each their own. I’ve heard the argument that it doesn’t matter in real football so it shouldn’t matter in Fantasy. To which I respond with one of two points. Either, ‘so real football doesn’t care about receptions? Is that why there are records based around receptions and used as a way to reflect the caliber of the player involved?’. Either that or I remind them that Fantasy sports aren’t supposed to reflect real football. Brett Myers isn’t that good in real football if we’re talking TEs. Not even about the junk time, not a great route runner, plod runner and isn’t the greatest pass protector. So he should never be owned. He doesn’t reflect the important things about real football. Such silliness…

          I got it, you can roll with it if that’s what you want. It’s your world there, I’m just going to make sure it stays close to PG-13, bordering on R but stays away from the unrated/X.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Probably not the best thing. Unless you follow it with ‘not that there’s anything wrong with that’.

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @Sky: I always follow it with ‘not that there’s anything wrong with that’

                Baby’s mama is mocking me right now for writing you on here, here’s a sample. ” Oh Sky, You’re so wonderful, you’re so funny Sky, I’m having a bad day and I need Sky to make it all better….you guys are so gay”
                Not that there is anything wrong with it

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Tell your girly she’s right right! well, except for the stuff after the elipses…not that there’s anything wrong with that…

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Sky: she can not divide my fantasy life

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Many women have tried…few succeed.

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Sky: she says that if the Pac 12 title game is in Eugene I can’t take her tickets and take you

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      She just jelly!

                  • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                    @Sky: HA!

  40. Van Hammersly says:
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    Sky, I was planning on buying low on Brady this week in my 12-team league. Luckily, his owner out of the blue just offered him to me for Garcon. I like Garcon as my WR3; however, I think Brady’s value is so low right now that this is a really nice trade for me.

    Brady would be replacing Eli on my team. My WR3 would become T. Austin, E. Sanders, or Harline. Let me know what you think… thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Van Hammersly: I think Pierre is looking like a top 12 WR right now…oooph, that’s a tough sell for me. As much as I think Brady is gonna bounce back, I don’t know if I’d do that one. Who are your other WRs that start?

      • Van Hammersly says:
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        @Sky: Brandon Marshall and Steve Smith.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Van Hammersly: I’m not a big Steve Smith guy. I wouldn’t do it.

  41. the imp says:
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    Well 2-0 with a grand total of zero points from the TE position (Sudfield, then Celek). Lucky so far, but will need production soon….With this team (PPR 1QB/2RB/3WR):

    Vick/RG3
    Forte/Foster/Bradshaw
    Cobb/Nicks/Amendola/Gordon/MBrown
    Celek (R.I.P.)

    Since moving a QB isn’t working with the owners with valuable TEs, I was thinking of trying to trade a WR for Gronk. Would anyone except Cobb be an acceptable price?

    • Juice_0321 says:
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      @the imp: Gronk’s value is soaring with every whisper of his return. I think that he is a solid play ROS, but there is injury risk. I really, really like Cobb and look at him more as the elite threat in GB. I’d try and acquire Gronk, but dont spend the farm even if he’s worth it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp: Really depends on what the other owner needs. Can try Nicks. They probably wouldn’t take you up on it with the other three, though.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Better question…my hypothetical trade questions are even annoying to me and I can see all the rosters….
        With the 15 TEs standardly owned all owned (+ Celek + Clark), are you more inclined to wait and see what appears on the wire in the next few weeks or are you thinking about trades as much as I have been?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: I’ll make trades if its right for my team. TE will fluctuate outside of day the top 4 to 5 all year. I try not to over invest.

  42. Paz says:
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    Trade steve smith for Daryl Richardson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Paz: If you need RB depth and have WR depth, it’s not a bad trade. Just very little upside to the move.

  43. Wilsonian says:
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    T.Rich and one of these WRs: Fitz, Andre Johnson, or Mike Wallace

    FOR

    Gore or Moreno and one of these WRs: Dez or Garcon

    6 points per TD (rushing/receiving), 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing, 0.5 PPR

    Don’t really want to deal Dez, but in any scenario there is it ok to deal him? I would gladly give up Gore or Moreno and Garcon for TRich and Fitz or Wallace. But I doubt that would happen. I have AJ Green, too, but I said he’s not available in a deal for Richardson.

    • Juice_0321 says:
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      @Wilsonian: Which players do you have?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Juice_0321: I currently have the Dez/Garcon/Gore/Moreno side.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: I don’t really see a reasonable trade happening there unless the other owner is high on either Gore or Moreno. Wallace might’ve been ok if he hadn’t just gone off.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: he said he would do it with Wallace but I’d be giving up AJ or Dez, which I don’t think is a viable option.

  44. Zandy says:
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    Of f the Atlanta rbs, views on jacquizz and Snelling? Compared to todman and Ellington

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Snelling would get the lead role, just not a very dynamic player. He’s lower then both of those guys, talent-wise but he’s in a better set up to score TDs then those two. Pretty flat on all three, would lean towards the one I think will score the most: Snelling. Rodgers is just a PPR filler guy for deep leagues.

  45. MC says:
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    I need some trade advice por favor…

    I get AP, Pead
    I give Ridley, Reggie

    10 team standard (QB, RB, RB, wr, wr, R/w, te, k, def)
    QB – luck, Wilson
    RB – jamaal, Ridley, bush, Daryl, Mende, Pierre
    Wr – dem Thomas, Colston, Gordon
    Te – Vernon

    Gracias

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Is this a keeper? Pead has zero value in a standard 10 team in my eyes. Think you are going the wrong way with your RB depth with that move, I’d hold.

      • MC says:
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        Haha, naw, I’d just drop Pead anyways. Considering the trade due to Bush’s injury risk.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m not certain it’s still a good trade. I know you’re getting the better RB but I think you should be getting something in return. Not like Bush has been terrible so far.

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    Ok, a couple more offers. Damn I’m getting stuff left and right.

    Deal #1:

    His: TRich and one of Thompkins/Jennings/Jeffery FOR
    My: Gore or Moreno and Decker

    Deal #2:

    His: Ridley and Cameron FOR
    My: Moreno and Bennett

    QB – Wilson
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Graham
    W/R – D.Rich
    W/R/T – Decker
    BN – Romo
    BN – Gordon
    BN – Bennett
    BN – Moreno
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Gio

    6 points per TD (rushing/receiving), 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing, 0.5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You don’t need Decker. T-Rich would be a nice upgrade over Gore. I’d take Jennings for consistency on your bench.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: What about the Moreno/Bennett for Ridley/Cameron deal?

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: and thanks for all the help.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: When are you starting either over Graham? I’d hold.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: not until his BYE week. But we do have a W/R/T slot and with our bonuses, some TEs are just as good as RB3s like DRich.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Still don’t think it’s necessary. Moreno has been productive and it’s not like Montee is doing himself any favors fumbling into the endzone. I’d hold.

  47. Mark says:
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    I have both MJD and Lacy. Also have TRich, Ivory, and Gio for RB depth. Start 2 RB and RB/WR flex. I have #2 waiver priority. Use it on Starks or Tollman? Or Royal? 0.5ppr. Start 3 WR too but have Cobb, Decker, Stevie, Hartline, and Thompkins. And who do you drop? Thompkins? Ivory still a hold? I should know more about Gio after tonight, but I’m guessing he’ll be a hold as well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Starks. No timeline on Lacy at this point. I’d want to hold onto all the RBs you have.

      • Mark says:
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        @Sky:

        Is it worth losing the top waiver priority for what looks like a 1 week grab? Can use Gio at RB and plug Hartline into my flex. We also are limited to 25 moves per year. I’ve already used 3 and will have to use some throughout the season just to pick up bye week fillers at TE, DEF, K, and 2 IDPs. I’m thinking the move limit shouldn’t be an issue, but still worth using the waiver priority for 1 week of Starks? Or should I be more worried about Lacy not being ready for Week 5?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’m not pursuing Starks hard. I’d hold

          • Mark says:
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            @Sky:

            Thanks, thats kinda what I was thinking. Having 1 GB running back sucks enough, why add a 2nd?

  48. zipz says:
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    do you think Eddie Royal has Cecil shorts type potential if Rivers goes back to being an elite QB? 90 catches with Cutler, but hasn’t had a good QB since.

    How much should I bid when I have Mike Williams, Josh Gordon, Blackmon, and wright as PPR flex options?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wow you’re kinda set. Probably don’t need to worry about Royal for your team

  49. Robert says:
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    First of all, thank you for advising me to go with Moreno over Ivory. That saved my week. Next, I have #1 waiver and I don’t want to waste it. Should I use it for Starks or hold out for someone better down the road? I am worried about MJD, but I could put Ivory in his place.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m worried about a RBBC in GB. Don’t think Starks makes for a good pick for that reason. Oh and you’re welcome! I’m not gonna take credit for that good of a game though. Even I didn’t see that coming

  50. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I really like when you called me J-FOH last week. It’s like I was a rapper who made it big and tranformed myself from my indy roots to being an obnoxious sellout. Is it too late to change my title?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! Nope, we can change your name to Kanye West if you’d like…actually, what you log in with doesn’t have to be what you see as the author. We can play around with that but your login will stay as is. Wanna be P. Diddy?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: Nah, J-FOH, keeps it true and not offensive,

  51. bryan says:
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    Got offered Roddy White for my David Wilson…How concerned should I be about his ankle? Would you do this? He is also has Reggie Wayne to target.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s low for low…I still have belief in David Wilson long term in NYG, it’s just a question of when with him, not if. I’d rather take his upside over Roddy unless I’m really hurting at WR.

  52. I’m a proud (kidding) MJD owner. Luckily I have joique bell and moreno to fill in for him.

    12 team league, 1 QB (6 pts passing), 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 RB/WR, do you like any of these trades:

    1. MJD for Vick (my starting QB is Romo, the guy starts Ryan)
    2. MJD for David Wilson?
    3. MJD for Ridley?
    4. Romo/MJD for Brees?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. I like it: risk for both sides
      2. Same as 1
      3. ditto
      4. Nah

  53. I like turtles says:
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    Yo Skybro, 0-2 in this one league b/c of Ridley (both times) and feeling like I need to make a move.

    What do you think of my Bernard Pierce for his Anquan Boldin? Could also try for Antonio Brown but not sure he’d bite. Could also try for Hartline but not sure I want Hartline.

    Trying to take advantage of his RB situation with MJD and Ray-Ray both hobbled. Looking like he might have to start one of Woodhead or Hillman so I want to take advantage before a positive practice report comes out ;)

    We start 1 RB, 1 WR, 2 RB/WR – full ppr
    Trying to upgrade my WR situation since I’m RB heavy:
    RB: Spiller, Ridley, McFadden, J.Bell, F-Jax, Pierce
    WR: Green, Garcon, J. Jones, Edelman, Randle

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure, go for it

  54. Josh says:
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    QB: Do I drop QB2 EJ Manuel for Flacco? What about Tannehill?
    RB: TRich, Lamar Miller, Joique Bell, Daryl Richardson, Knowshon Moreno, and Giovani Bernard. Rank ‘em for 0.5 PPR.
    WR: Tavon Austin. What’s the deal with this guy? He the real thing? I see you loving Chris Givens, but what should we make of Austin?
    TE: Winslow or Clay? I’m waiting on Gronk’s broken-ass back.

    Thanks Sky.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      QB: Ehhhh, when are you starting them? Kinda don’t matter if they aren’t in your lineup.
      RB: T-Rich/Miller/D-Rich/Moreno/Bell/Bernard
      WR: He’s the slot receiver in that offense and a rookie. He’s ok in PPR, pretty meh in standard.
      TE: Clay if it’s a PPR

  55. Andi says:
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    In a standard league, I picked up Josh Gordon and dropped Andre Roberts. Was that a mistake or is that a wait and see for Gordon? Anyways, for my WR3 I have either Gordon or Michael Floyd.
    For my RB2, I have Joique Bell and Knowshon Moreno, and am having a hard time deciding between the two.
    Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wait and see for Gordon. He’s more talented than Roberts, just a question of how messy CLeveland got overnight. I ranked Floyd ahead of him so I’d go Michael.

      I have updated rankings posted on the site today. I ranked Knowshon over Bell.

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