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I don’t know whether this reference dates me or obscures me.  Probably both.  I don’t care.  When a man walks on stage with Steve Martin looks and belts it like he’s Michael McDonald, he’s hard to forget.  Or hard to remember?  You decide.  I’m making reference to none other than Taylor Hicks.  Did you buy an album?  No, definitely not.  Were you a part of the Soul Patrol fan club?  Not even close.  Did you even vote for him on American Idol?  What’s American Idol?  Did you watch the parody of him on SNL and it just stuck with you over the years?  Bingo.  I’m moved by music and by comedy.  Taylor is both neither and both at the same time.  SOUL PATROL!  Look, I can’t help it if he’s one of the funniest artists to ever win American Idol.  Don’t hold that against me.  So what does this have to do with Darren Sproles, you ask?  Eh, nothing really.  But if you need a reason, how about ‘both are good in their own field but at the same time were never expected to amount to much based on their physical makeup?’.  Woah.  I just made sense in a lead paragraph comparing Hicks to Sproles.  My life is complete.  *Logs out*.  In reality, Sproles left San Diego with a question of ‘what exactly is this guy’?  He’s talented, sure.  He’s also good at football but we keep calling him a running back.  He’s not really that.  Of course, when he moved to the Saints, the reality of who he could be was realized.  Sproles topped 100 receiving yards on the night for the third time in his Saints career, going for 7/114/1 through the air and even adding a ground TD on 4 for 28.  Sure, he chucked in a fumble – his first as a Saint – but it’s easily forgiven on this night.  Sproles is the Saints’ slot receiver in disguise and by ‘disguise’ I mean ‘hey everyone, look in the flat!  It’s Sproles!  Who’s covering that guy?’.  Don’t know how any NFL team could forget Sproles could catch the ball but the Dolphins did tonight.  Though Darren has been relatively quiet so far, he’s on pace for 1108 receiving yards and 8 TDs for the season, not to mention 92 receptions.  Sometimes, it’s not about being the best at what you do, it’s about finding your niche and sticking to it.  Here’s to you Taylor Hicks.  May your peppered mop forever live on.  In other news from Monday Night for 2013 Fantasy Football…

Ryan Tannehill – He made some great plays and he made some boneheaded plays and when the night was done, the boneheaded really stood out.  The lost fumble when the game was still in reach.  Tuck that sucker you mother!  The pass into traffic to Hartline.  Throw that sucker away you mother trucker!  In all, it wasn’t the most pleasing night but myself along with the rest of twitter are still slightly smitten with this man.  The fact he had 48 on the ground keeps me extremely interested as I thought we’d see more read option and running in general from him heading into the season.  As it stands, I’m still not over the Tannehill.

Jimmy Graham – Like having a thumb war with someone who’s multi-jointed, this dude is just not fair.  He’s built like a football player, with the height and mindset of a basketball forward/center, with the speed of a good wide receiver.  That’s how you go for 100 on the night on only 4 catches and still manage 2 TDs, kids.  So far, we’ve reviewed a running back who’s really a slot receiver and a tight end who’s really a #1 wide receiver.  So what does that make Sean Payton, you ask?  Zoolander.  Of course.

Drew Brees – 413 on 30/39 passing and 4 TDs.  Like the famous Dead Sea Tupperware…PBBBT!  Still good.

Lamar Miller – My friends, he was looking primed for a monster night.  The stats won’t say it – 11 for 62 and a TD – but there were talks of him going over 100 by the half.  That’s how much the game changed by the second half.  And somehow Daniel Thomas is still a factor.  I don’t have a reason.  I blame society.

Brandon Gibson – Security blanket bingo.  Gibson was exactly what Tannehill didn’t need tonight but it’s exactly what he threw to.  Finished the night with 6/71 while making Hartline/Wallace owners weep.

Charles Clay – I hate to be that guy but after tonight’s 5/42/1, Clay is on pace for 80 receptions, 980 receiving yards and 8 total touchdowns.  If this Claymation keeps up, I’m nicknaming him Gumby.

Marques Colston – Finished the night with 7 for 96 and probably is frustrating his owners.  Why?  Because 1 TD.  Why shouldn’t he be?  Because his stats per 16 game season over the last three years – 88/1180/9 on 132 targets – are on target with his current 84/1192/4 season minus the touchdowns.  I’ll bank on an 80/1100/8 season from Colston before I bank on another Taylor Hicks album.  I’m that committed.  SOUL PATROL!

Khiry Robinson – Rushed 12 times for 37 yards.  You say ‘psssh, who cares, junk time yardage’ and I say ‘Pierre Thomas only rushed for 1 yard on 4 carries and finished the night with 9 touches overall’.  I’m not saying it’s a sign that PT has lost his role but either way, I think the Saints wouldn’t mind knowing a bit more about Mr. Robinson for their files.  After the waiver pickup for bench time sexy ensuing.

New Orleans Saints – I’m just putting this out there.  It was a statement game.  Monday Night Football, the whole world is watching and Payton wanted to remind everyone how dominant his team could be.  Should he have left his starters out there that late into the 4th?  Nope.  Do we as fantasy owners really dislike him for it?  Nope part deux.  I really do wish he’d pulled them a bit earlier, though.  Would’ve given him time to work on Magnum.  I think he did a fine job of coaching tonight, Sky.  Stay out of this, Billy Zane!

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  1. JP says:
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    so i am 1-3 and 0-4 respectively in my football leagues… abysmal. I could blame it on the lack of focus as I navigated through the fantasy baseball playoffs (two-time champ), but i’d rather blame it on my terrible draft: TRich & MJD in both leagues left me in quite the hole. Is it time to dump MJD for a buy low? Levon Bell’s emergence this week gives me some upside, along with Alshon Jeffrey’s hopeful continued production. Here are the two teams below, would appreciate any and all recommendations. tx in advance

    yahoo 12 team head to head (0-4)
    QB – Stafford
    RB – T Rich
    RB – MJD
    WR – Amendola
    WR – Cobb
    WR – M. Wallace
    TE – Cook
    Flex – L. Bell
    Bench – Vick
    Bench – K. Wright
    Bench – Ivory
    Bench – S. Hill
    Bench – Todman
    Bench – Pead
    DEF/K – wont bother to put since it is revolving every week depending on matchups

    12 team ESPN head to head (1-3)
    QB – Wilson
    RB – T Rich
    RB – MJD
    WR – A. Johnson
    WR – Cruz
    TE – Clay
    Flex – L. Bell
    Bench – Ivory
    Bench – Shorts
    Bench – Jeffery
    Bench – K. Wright
    Bench – DHB
    Bench – Broyles
    DEF/K – wont bother to put since it is revolving every week depending on matchups

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @JP: Go back in time and do not put all your eggs in one basket by drafting the same two RB’s for both teams.

      You’re not going to get anything for MJD. You’re ESPN team looks pretty good.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Neither team looks bad at all, honestly. The injury/ineptitude factor creeps in at the same time, it’s hard to overcome. Any trade of MJD at this point would have to be at buying price if you expect to get anything out of it. If someone out there doesn’t trust Bilal Powell, you could make a deal like that at this point for current/steady production but you’re just gonna have to wait it out. Any chance Pryor is available in your ESPN league? I’d pick him up for there.

  2. The Thumb says:
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    Drop Willis McGahee for Danny Woodhead? My team’s in a bad way and Doug’s bye doesn’t help things.

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @The Thumb: yep

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take Woodhead there.

  3. Clyde Prompto says:
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    I was up by 40 going into this game, with Colston and Hartline still to go. My opponent had Sproles and Graham. I hate you sometimes, Fantasy Football.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, I hear ya. Hate when that happens.

  4. Matty says:
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    Sky, which side?
    Calvin J and D Wilson or rice and b pierce? PPR
    Thanks!

    • Yeshcheese says:
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      @Matty: megatron side

      • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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        @Yeshcheese: By a mile

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the Megatron side.

  5. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    Ughhh, can Sproles get hurt? Every week I see him and go back to my draft where I grabbed Ivory over him in a PPR league…..Not the only reason why I’m 1-3 but definitely salt in the wound

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I feel you. Have Sproles nowhere and Ivory almost everywhere.

  6. Cooper Clux Clan says:
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    Who do you lose for Jennings to fill in for DMac this week, Royal or Snelling?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d say Royal just in case SJax isn’t playing after the bye.

      • Cooper Clux Clan says:
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        @Sky: What about dropping Bradshaw instead of Royal?

        I do have Shorts, White, AJohnson, SJohnson and Austin at WR but one of them always seems to get hurt.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Sure, can do that.

  7. reilljt0 says:
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    Sky, what are your thoughts on this trade (Keeper league in which you keep 2-4 guys)? I am currently 2-2 and have been offered Chris Johnson, Romo, and B Powell for my Brees, Torrey Smith, and Ellington. I am weak at RB

    Here is my current team:
    QB: Brees
    RB: DWilson
    RB: Moreno
    WR: AJ Green
    WR: TSmith
    FLEX: JGordon
    TE: Cook

    Bench: Ahmad Bradshaw, Ellington, Danny Amendola, Hartline, MFloyd, Starks

    What do you think? Am i giving up too much? I do have depth at WR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a keeper, I don’t like that trade. Redraft, I’d do it.

      • reilljt0 says:
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        @Sky: What about Torrey Smith for Powell of CJ?

      • reilljt0 says:
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        @Sky: Here are other offers I’ve received in the same league:

        1. Get Newton and Doug Martin for Brees and Josh Gordon

        2. Russell Wilson and CJ Spiller for Brees

        Still keeper league. Would you do either? If so, which?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @reilljt0: Reasonable but I’m not a huge Torrey guy so take that for what it is.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @reilljt0:

          1. No

          2. No

          Brees is gonna finish the year as nearly the top QB, right behind Peyton, and he’ll be pretty consistent while he doesn’t. Wouldn’t want to sell that even in a keeper.

  8. Wilsonian says:
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    Here are my RBs:

    Forte, Moreno, Gio, CJ probably not even coming close to 1K, Wilson, Mathews

    We play 2 RBs, 1 W/R flex, and 1 W/R/T flex. 0.5 PPR.

    Been offered his Spiller/FJax for my Moreno/Mathews. Why am I even questioning it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Because most likely neither are playing and if they are, they’re limited this week. Not to mention you’re selling two starters for a timeshare of the same backfield. It’s a risky play. Wouldn’t do it this week unless I knew more about FJax’ MCL sprain and CJ’s ankle.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, that was what I was thinking. You don’t think it’s worth it to do it for this week and play Forte, Gio, CJ (the Johnson variety), then Josh Gordon in the other flex slot? Then hope that Spiller returns to being Spiller?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah it’s not an unfair trade; if you wanna play the week like that its not a bad idea. But if it works in your favor in the long run, it’s a two for 1. You have the depth, it’s up to you.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: yeah, I’m struggling with it right now. CJohnson has been so bad, but I’m hoping he figures it out and turns things around. If they weren’t injured, and if it weren’t a short week, I think I do it. Mathews has been meh at best. And Moreno has been good, but there are a lot of mouths to feed in Denver and I feel like he may come up short in the long run. If only David Wilson could get something going, then I would have no worries at all.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              CJ isn’t getting any dump off passes. Titans are committed to the run to a fault. Trying to use CJ like you’d use Marshawn Lynch. Not gonna work. Maybe Fitz plays checkdown king and gets him more involved in the passing game this week. Wilson has looked better but the Giants are a mess. He had 53 yards last week in a game they lost by 20 points. That says a lot. Moreno is what he is. The volume will rarely be there but the opportunities will. He’s an RB2 until proven otherwise. I wouldn’t fight it.

  9. Ryan M says:
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    Is Calvin too much to give up for Graham? I also have Cobb and Fitz at WR (so one is FLEX), but only Cook at TE

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t do that trade. Cook’s still a good player. Too early to right him off.

  10. willy says:
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    Morning Sky,

    So I picked up KC before week 4 and was rewarded nicely… should i hang on to KC for this week against the Titans or should i consider the following match ups?

    1. Rams vs. Jags
    2. Bills @ Browns
    3. Panthers @ Cardinals
    4. Falcons @ Jets

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jake Locker is borderline out for the season and Fitzpatrick takes over. Not that Fitz is terrible but I think KC’s defense has been too solid not to count on at this point. I’d hold onto them until they face a team like Denver and even then, I’d be tempted to drop a bench guy and play a DEF that way. They look really good.

      • willy says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky… Great stuff as always!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Werd!

  11. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Jimmy Graham single-handedly crushed my win last night despite Clay keeping me in the game. His very last reception (only 4 on the night I figured I’d have the win anyway even with the TD’s) put him at 100yds which gave him a 5pt bonus in my league and with the 1pt/reception, I wound up losing by 6pts give or take the partial ones. What happened to Miami’s defense? The parts of the game I saw, only Colston or Graham were getting the looks so how can they not cover 2 guys and Sproles? Pathetic.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The game started off really tight. But like always, field position/TOs were the tale of the game. Miami defense looked fine but you can only take so much of playing in short field situations against Brees and company, especially when they’re the home team. They got ground down and their offense didn’t do its part. Colston didn’t get a catch until the second half and most of Sproles night was in the first half when Graham had maybe 1 reception. The plan was fine and was working but again, poor field position and your offense not controlling the ball more, you just can’t keep NO down with that many opportunities.

  12. Dingbat says:
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    In my 12-team PPR league, I’ve got to make it through the bye week crunch, with Brown, Sanders, and Bell all out. I’ve got the following lineup penciled in for the key spots:

    RBs: Forte, Bush
    WRs: Shorts, K Wright
    WR/RB: Darryl Richardson

    I dropped my kicker to pick up Rashad Jennings, who I’d prefer to start over Richardson, but I’ll have to drop someone to grab a kicker. Is Richardson droppable? Or better to lose Sanders? Other options on the wire include Terrance Williams, Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, and Jeremy Kerley. Are any of them worth picking up over Wright or Jennings?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have 3 Jets receivers…you don’t need that. Drop one for a kicker. Kerley has very low upside, he’d be my drop there.

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Sky: Sorry – I don’t think I was clear in my question. Williams, Holmes, Hill, and Kerley are all in the free agent pool.

        I’ve got Wright, Jennings, Sanders, and Daryl Richardson on my roster, and I need to drop one of them for a kicker. I’m also considering dropping another of them for one of the free agents I listed.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Drop Jennings. Hold on the rest

  13. Dave says:
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    Luck and Edelman for rivers and decker which side wins out. 5PPR? The receivers will probably change in this trade so basically wanna know if you think rivers or luck will end up being a better fantasy qb ROS.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still believe in Luck ROS but it’s close enough. Would prefer to get a better WR in return if you’re chucking Edelman in. PPR leagues, he’s gold.

  14. John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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    Weird being on this side of the divide but it’s time to get serious about Fantasy Football….Ok Sky so I’m really hurting at RB with Jackson (Stephen and Fred) as well as McFadden going down with injuries and TE having Rudolph who has given me literally nothing. I know I’m paying a lot but is a trade for Witten and MJD in exchange for Desean and Vereen even close to being fair? Thanks as always…..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s just as awkward for me as it is for you…

      Vereen isn’t coming back any time soon and I have low faith in the return date for him. That said, you’re telling me a guy like Charles Clay isn’t out there? Think you can make some TE plays rather than trading for boring/steady.

      • John Axford's Meat Stache says:
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        @Sky:

        Yeah, clay is owned currently right now. Dudes stacked up in TE in this league for some god-forsaken reason. Gronk and Graham effect I guess…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Trade for smaller parts then. Minus his first game of the year, Witten has been underwhelming. Not a game changer for you.

  15. Jordan73 says:
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    Trying to deal for Lynch. Is my Roddy White/CJ2K for his Lynch/Steve Smith fair, or not enough?

    Also, what are your thoughts on Cruz rest of season? Is he a sell high right now, or will Eli continue to get him the ball?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair if the owner believes in Roddy (he should but still).

      Have zero worries about Cruz. He’s the only thing going right in NY right now and Eli’s gonna keep getting him the ball. As Wilson Phillips would say, ‘Hold On’.

    • hooverviille says:
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      @Jordan73: Its fair, but I think you’re selling low on Roddy White & CJ2k. Roddy’s ankle will heal in the next couple weeks-he’ll be more valuable by far over Steve Smith. & CJ2k schedule is cake later in the season. Weeks 10-16 I think he and Lynch are probably a push.
      IMO with Fitz @ QB, CJ2k will see a lot more checkdown passes, Locker wasn’t a fan of the checkdown, plus they’ll be running even more. So I think CJ2k actually gets a value bump w/ Locker down.

  16. Diddy says:
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    Cook/Nicks/Hopkins
    for
    Gronk/Harvin/Broyles

    Leave me with Demariyus/Antonio Brown/Broyles at WR

    I know Antonio is on Bye, so I have Marlon Brown or Chris Givens for this week as filler

    I’m 4-0

    Do I tank this week & get Gronk for week 6 and moving forward?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      youre in a good enough place to take the chance. go for it

      • Diddy says:
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        @Sky:

        UPDATE

        Convinced trade partner different offer…Thoughts?

        Gronk/Harvin/Broyles
        For
        Cook/Marlon Brown/Stephen Hill/Hakeem Nicks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Diddy: Still works

  17. Eddie says:
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    Early week 5 start/sit: Do you like Willis McGahee or Andre Ellington as a bye week fill in? I’m leaning Ellington. Standard scoring.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it

  18. jake says:
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    who was better season going foward: Tavon Austin or Justin Blackmon?

  19. Scott says:
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    Hi Sky,

    Here comes to roster lineup questions now that my key players are on a bye (Doug/Garcon).

    Pick 3; at least 1 RB and 1 WR:

    On Roster: Ray Rice, Pierce, McGahee, Hopkins, Miles, Mike Floyd
    On Waivers: Rashard Jennings (Unlikely to Claim).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I just got done doing a MNF write up and haven’t reviewed matchups so I’m flying blind. Rice/Floyd

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: nonppr

  20. CL says:
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    4-0 baby!

    A question about WRs, 12 team PPR…

    Decker, Nelson, and…. Mike Wallace. Ty Hilton on my bench. Would you rather have Joique Bell or Royal who is on waivers?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: Sweet!

      Joique’s on waivers? That’s a travesty. Are you asking which WR to drop for him?

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: No, sorry… I have Joique on my bench. Would you dump him for Royal? Then I’d have Hilton and Royal on my bench to play over Wallace. Or, I’m guessing you like Bell on my bench with Hilton to play over Wallace.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CL: Yeah, Bell in the FA pool is a tragedy. You don’t do that for Royal.

          • CL says:
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            @Sky: Don’t mind me… rosterbating. Thanks.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Careful doing that. You might go blind. And drop Bell in the process.

  21. Harris says:
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    I had a miserable draft due to technical difficulties. I am lucky to be 2-2 because of two fortunate weeks. Here is my team….
    M.Ryan
    C.Newton
    D.McFadden
    S.Jackson
    A.Bradshaw (someone dropped him for some reason)
    M.Ball
    J.Snelling
    Megatron
    Hartline
    G.Tate
    E.Sanders
    B.Meyers
    and I stream kickers and d’s.
    Obviously injuries have hurt me at RB, and the fact Ball fumbles. I am thinking I should offer Calvin Johnson and perhaps one of my two QB’s to get some more talent on this team. If I were to offer Johnson, what should I be looking for? I’d like to get two every week starters. If I can find someone to take one of my QB’s, how many players should I be looking for in return. I don’t think i can compete with this roster. I think the only shot I have is to trade Johnson, and one of my two QB’s. Do you agree?

    • Sky

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      Bradshaw was dropped because the Colts signed Trent Richardson. Very low upside right now unless TRich gets hurt or he himself gets traded.

      I think you need to ride it out. Megatron is the best thing on your team right now. Breaking him into smaller, less productive parts to fill holes isn’t going to help you long term.

      • Harris says:
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        @Sky: Ok… BTW I do know why Bradshaw lost value, I just was surprised someone would waive him. You were too and told me it was a good idea to drop Fleener for him.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I just searched the back end of the site. This is the first time you’ve said Fleener in any conversation with me unless you’re using a different username/information. I’m not sure who you talked to about Bradshaw but if that was the conversation, don’t think that was me. Either way, he’s not a bad hold. He’s a handcuff. Just depends if you need something else for your roster whether or not he’s expendable.

          • Harris says:
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            @Sky: Maybe it was a different person. I wasnt knocking you btw. I think Bradshaw will come in handy at some pont

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Nah, I figured. No worries. Think Bradshaw could have some worth but he’s low on the totem pole if he’s on my team.

  22. Zar says:
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    Hey sky, thanks for the help. You’ve kept my 2-2 season from being worse (and from feeling worse too). I’m

    I’m losing rg3 and Doug Martin to byes. I think my rb situation is good (sproles, dwilson, miller) so I don’t need to go for bell. I really do need a qb this week. Rivers, Pryor are available. Should I drop Hilton or Stevie johnson for one of them, who to drop who to get?

    • Zar says:
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      @Zar: non PPR whoops.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Zar: Hey Zar, nice to hear it.

        Ooph, don’t really like the idea of dropping those guys. Is this a 10 team league? If I had to make a call, it’d be Hilton, but through clenched teeth. I really like both this week but haven’t ranked yet. I’ll say Pryor because of his legs.

        • Zar says:
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          @Sky: It is a 10 man League. I don’t want to drop any either but I have to, or go with no QB. Thankfully this will be the only time I have to because I have two TEs, Thomas, and Gronk. I should be able to recover Hilton next week, or maybe Harvin if there’s news >=D. Thanks for the help :D

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            No prob and good luck!

  23. I just pooed says:
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    SKY – i’m pretty good at WR (Torry Smith, Brandon Marshall, Josh Gordon, VJax and Amendola – yes I drafted all of these guys – 10 man PPR league). I’m a little thin at RB (DMart, Reggie B, Gio Bernard). A guy offered LeVeon Bell for Amendola. What do you think?

    • I just pooed says:
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      what kind of value does Amendola have? what RBs would have same value? i’m 1-3 and need a win this week!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @I just pooed: ‘dola’s value can be assessed by his first game of the season. He’s a PPR monster. I don’t like that trade, you’re selling ‘dola short. You really shouldn’t be shopping him because you’re not gonna get full value until he’s back. Low end WR1/high end WR2. That should net you something in the steady/boring category. If only Sproles hadn’t gone off last night, you probably could’ve had him there. Alfred Morris makes sense too.

  24. Zandy says:
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    1. Should I be looking to trade witten? Same guy has Cameron and Vernon Davis so I can make two moves. Do you like Davis?

    2. Drop royal or hill for woods, Nate Washington?

    3. Bal @ Mia, ten vs KC, buff @ cle, cle vs buff for this week

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      @Zandy: also thoughts on mike Goodson would be great. Thanks!

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        @Zandy: sorry! Also add panthers vs cardinals to the D list

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy:

      1. I like either over Witten for ceiling factor. Witten’s a PPR monster but does little else. I’d want Cameron but I’d be surprised if he coughed him up.

      2. Can drop Hill for Woods but it’s a weekly play to me.

      3. CLE

      If Goodson is anything, he’s a COP/3rd down receiving back. But Bilal is already good at that so his value is minimal.

      Still CLE

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        @Sky: if I roll with Cleveland, do I sit Stevie j / woods?

        Was thinking woods as a spot start over Stevie this week since Haden will be all over sj

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d sit Stevie. I have the same thoughts, re: Haden.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: do you like marlon brown over hill/woods? Std league

            • Zandy says:
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              @Zandy: witten for anquan and fleener?
              Or buy low on nicks/Ridley

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Do you need a TE or not? It’s hard to tell from these two scenarios who your starting TE is if Witten goes.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yes

              • Zandy says:
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                @Sky: if witten goes I’d start fleener and try to trade for Vernon or also an owner has cook and Heath so get one of those on the cheap. So it’s be witten for fleener and one of anquan, nicks, Ridley…

                Is your other comment a ‘yes’ on marlon over hill/ woods? (Sorry it placed out of order so just wanna confirm)

                Thanks!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Yes for Marlon comment.

                  If you need WR help, the Anquan/Fleener trade is fine. Wouldn’t take on Nicks or Ridley in that trade scenario. Want some solidity back. Can’t say I expect Fleener to produce like that on a weekly basis moving forward.

  25. Garth Algar says:
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    12 man ppr:

    My Sproles, Andre Johnson, Willis McGahee

    His: Adrian Peterson

    We have 2 flex spots and the league is fairly deep. The ppr makes it tougher. Anyone have any thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Garth Algar: If it’s fairly deep and you have 2 flex spots, aren’t you hurting yourself reducing the amount of quality players you have? It’s basically a 2-1. McGahee is just there. It’s hard to say without knowing your depth. It’s fair, just depends on if your team needs that depth.

  26. Scott says:
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    Jimmy graham has farted in your general direction over the ranking you gave him…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, possibly. Think I had him in the top 25, though. Near where people were taking guys like DT. Didn’t drop the hammer on him that bad.

  27. EK says:
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    PLS RANK DEF:
    CAR @ ARI
    NE @ CIN
    CLE VS BUF
    ATL VS NYJ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @EK: CLE/NE/CAR………………..ATL

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky:

        Cleveland it is! Thanks Sky ! That will be my streamline for the week over the Panthers.

        But really NE over the Panthers? Does the Panthers have secondary issues? Or is their defense inflated due to crushing the Giants?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The only reason NE gave up 23 was because even on special teams, Sudfeld can’t catch the flipping ball and Brady fumbled a QB sneak late. Still a very solid defensive squad and Andy Dalton is Matt Schaub: a good QB who’s never great and can be easily beaten up by a smart defense. Carolina’s two big defensive weeks have come at home so far and they’re on the road. Don’t trust them yet even though I like them.

  28. Gbbb says:
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    My Rbs are t Richardson, sjax (and Snelling), woodhead, and mendenhall. At wr I have Cruz, colston, Hilton, Hopkins. This league has the smallest bench which makes it difficult. weI start 3 wr. Your Thoughts on offer of Ty Hilton for David Wilson. Not sure he will take it but wanted to hear your thoughts on Wilson’s value going forward? But low candidate or just stay away?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Gbbb: I’d take Wilson there.

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Is it time to move on from Jared Cook at TE – everyone seems to like his matchup this week but I’m dubious – who needs to check down to a TE against the Jags? He had one good game and then nothing – would you drop him for:
    Garrett Graham
    Heath Miller (have to hold until after his bye)
    Gresham
    McGrath
    Reed
    Rudolph
    Pettigrew

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: He’s had a rough patch. If you want stability, you can go Miller. Think dropping Cook for him would be a bad idea, though.

  30. Mr. Rickey says:
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    What do you think about trading Joique Bell for Woodhead straight up? Bush’s owner is stacked at RB and has Woodhead riding his bench. My RBs are Jamal Charles, MJD (ugh), Bell, Bryce Brown and Knile Davis (strictly a handcuff).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Tough…I think Bell’s a better long term call but it’s hard to ignore Woodhead’s slow evolution into a major part of the Chargers offense. Would prefer to stay Bell there.

  31. flanwagon says:
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    Trade scenarios:

    QB: Brady
    RB: Rice, DMac, Jennings, McGahee, Vereen, CMichael
    WR: Megatron, Garcon, Colston, Edelman
    TE: Gronk, Gates

    Scenario 1: I give Gates & McGahee. I get DWilson & Cook

    Scenario 2: I give Rice & Gates. I get Foster/Tate

    (For scenario 2… I have Gronk coming back hopefully week 6… so just have to ham n egg it for one week for TE. It is a keeper league, and Foster is 27 years old, while Rice is still 26… but I guess question is, how much better will Foster be this year?)

    Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      @flanwagon: Like the trade scenario #1 in a keeper league. The only thing is I’d wait to make sure Gronk is active before giving up gates. But then again Cook has a tasty matchup.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Why don’t you wait until you have more news on Gronk for this week. That would make scenario two intriguing. Without that, I’d have to say scenario 1 makes a lot of sense to me.

      • flanwagon says:
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        @Sky: I don’t think Gronk is playing until week 6 so i’m basing decision on that if I do scenario 1. I’ll have to pick up a flyer TE.

        But where do you see Foster v. Rice in value?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Scenario 1, you have Cook…why are you picking up a flier TE?

          Foster vs Rice, I like Rice more long term but it’s looking like Foster for this season. Baltimore just can’t get their shizz together.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Dah, ignore the first part. Misread.

          • flanwagon says:
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            @Sky: And David Wilson. Whats your gut on him moving forward?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Think he’ll improve – and he really already has the last two weeks – but his value is directly linked to NYG getting their shizz together. It’s still possible but he’s a risky add at this point because of those reasons.

  32. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    12 team non-PPR: Trade my RGIII & Le’Veon Bell for his Trent Richardson & Eli Manning? I’ve also got Vick at QB, but he is insisting on RGIII instead of Vick. Thanks everyone!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go for it.

  33. Jaybo says:
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    Hey so I really need an RB, was offered Sproles for one of my WR. Can you rank these WR and let me know if you would trade Sproles for them.

    Desean Jackson, Demaryius Thomos, Nelson.

    I really need a RB, AP has a buy so its looking like im gonna have to start Wilson and Pierre Thomas next week if I dont get something done.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      DT/Nelson/DJax

      Can trade DJax for him if you have other options as your WR3.

  34. My team is 3 – 1 but RGIII is still pissing me off because he sucks.

    I have Graham and just set my waiver priority to drop Jared Cook for Brian Hoyer.

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t do that.

      • You can start WRs in the WR/TE slot, but no TEs in the WR slots.

        WR: Nicks, Garcon, Gordon, A Jeffery.

        I need a QB bad. RG3&out blows.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @James R: I hear ya. No chance of seeing if you can work a trade, most likely. Is Hoyer really the best QB out there?

          • @Sky: Unless you think Geno Smith is better, but in 4 games, he’s put up 3 stinkers.

            Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Cassel…Christian Ponder… Mike Glennon… that’s it, man. The rest are hurt or benched

            • RE: trades…I must have offered up 30 trades by now. No bites.
              In a 12 team league, the only trade anyone made all year was Torrey Smith for Bryce Brown last week.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                @James R: Crazy to think that many good QBs are just sitting on benches. Also crazy Smith went for Brown…nonetheless, I think you have the right QB pickup for the week. I give my turned up nose ‘ok’ on this one because there’s not much else you can do.

                • Well, I got Romo on the bench. I can start him against Denver or Hoyer (if I get him) on a short week vs the Bills. I’m leaning Hoyer despite the Yahoo projections.

                  • Yeah it was actually Torrey AND Mikel Leshoure of all people, just for 1 Bryce Brown. It puzzled me, too. I detected the faint smell of collusion.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Wow, yeah. Did the person who got Bryce even own LeSean?

  35. the imp says:
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    Hi Sky,
    Do you agree with Jack that Fleener > Olsen for PPR ROS? I haven’t seen Fleener play, so I don’t have a sense of his upside.
    If they are close, I’d rather try to get Olsen off waivers since he is past his bye and I play with short benches.
    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Olsen more, personally. Cam doesn’t have many guys to throw to in Carolina. Olsen will have more opportunities to get his on a weekly basis.

  36. cheese says:
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    Jimmy Graham owner picked up Cameron and is shopping him for a WR. Would you give up any of V-Jax, Josh Gordon or Amendola for Camero? Current TE is Cook, I see you are preaching patience with him but I do have some decent WR depth to try for an upgrade, and I wouldn’t have to lose Cook.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Think you should wait and see what Cook does this weekend before you make a move like that. Gordon would be the only reasonable offer for both parties.

  37. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 20 teamer and currently have the #1 waiver priority. My TE is Celek who has been pretty underwhelming so far. The only decent TE option left on the wire is Garrett Graham. You think he’s worth using a #1 waiver in such large league? Team is Below, I’m 2-2. Rosters are smaller than normal as well.

    QB . Cam
    WR – S. Smith
    WR – Blackmon
    RB – C. Johnson
    TE – Celek
    W/R/T – K. Thompkins
    DEF – Saints

    Bench

    Hartline
    A. Smith
    Mathews
    N. Washongton

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s just as hit/miss as Celek. For that reason, I wouldn’t use a #1 waiver on him.

      • Mike says:
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        @Sky: Was thinking that as well. Thanks for the feedback.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck this week.

          • Mike says:
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            @Sky: One more… If he ends up clearing waivers, who would you prefer, Graham or Celek?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Graham because of Schaub’s tendencies.

  38. Scott says:
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    Sky

    I might be asking the wrong guy this question, but need to decide between dropping Chris Givens or Terrance Williams. If I jump ship on Givens, I promise to pickup fellow 2013 sleeper, Vincent Brown.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! Problem is, Terrance’s value is solely built into how healthy Austin is. Givens doesn’t have that issue. That said, I’d hold if we’re dropping for Vincent. He hasn’t been productive enough to date to get too interested.

      • Scott says:
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        @Sky: You’re probably right. I just like Brown’s upside over Givens at this point in the season. I’m not sure Givens is 100% healthy and he’s on the field only 76% of offensive snaps in comparison to Brown’s 93%. I guess it comes down to choosing between shit or more shit.

        In other issues, do I trade MJD for Lamar Miller + Woodhead or Ellington? I’m always looking for buy low candidates, but who would want to buy low on MJD after his first four games?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d want the Miller side in both of those trades. Jags just look too messy to deal with right now.

  39. Mike says:
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    I was offered rice for leveon bell and Danny woodhead. No brainer right?

  40. Csifu says:
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    I own Sproles, Graham and Colston. Should I be worried that they’re from the same team?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They play for a pass-happy offense and you just scored a billion points from them last night, especially if you play in PPR leagues. Don’t see a reason for concern there.

      • Csifu says:
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        @Sky: Thanks, that’s what I thought.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob my man.

  41. zolo says:
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    V-jax+ Ridley for Spiller? PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Think you’re paying too much get get Spiller at that price range. It’s fair if everyone does their job but I don’t think it needs to be a 2-1.

      • zolo says:
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        @Sky: Do you still have faith in Ridley? he was good on Sunday, and still only got half the carries even though Bolden was probably banged up.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t have faith in Bill at this point. Think Ridley could’ve lost his job if Bolden had been at 100% last week and this week. Touch and go situation, I wouldn’t want to spend heavy into it right now.

  42. Welker to the Jungle says:
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    Sitting nice at 3-1 and looking for a trade to put me over the edge. Have been offered the following from a 0-4 team, which you like better?

    Mendenhall + 4th round pick for Trent Richardson

    Avant + 3rd round pick for Julio Jones

    My team:

    QB– Vick/Ryan
    RB– AP/Powell/Ivory/Mendenhall/Woodhead
    WR– Marshall/Fitz/Avant/Holmes (been swapping the last two out for favorable waiver wire pickups)
    TE– Witten

    Roster is QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Either one would be a huge boost for you. I’d probably take the Julio one, though, so you have one of the best WR teams around.

  43. 0-4 says:
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    Would you trade:
    Rice & McGahee for D. Wilson, Nicks and J. Bell?
    Non-ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the Wilson side at 0-4 for the upside involved.

  44. exactly says:
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    got offered hilton/woodhead for MJD (.25/rec)?

    My RB/WRs are

    RB: D. Martin/MJD/Joique/Moreno/D. Wilson/Helu
    WR: B. Marshall/Garcon/James Jones/C. Givens/Harvin

    Would you do it?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold.

  45. Yeah, I just checked that as soon as I typed the collusion comment. He does. Still, the moron who traded away Torrey, is apparently replacing him with Royal. So he’s weakening his starting roster, just for Shady-insurance.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      What a schmuck

  46. BobSacamano says:
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    Not sure if your still answering questions, but I got a trade offer that im looking for advice on.

    My Doug Martin, Bernard Pierce (he owns ray rice), Greg Jennings

    for

    Le’Veon Bell, Darren Sproles, Pierre Garcon

    I wanna say its a no brainer.. thoughts? 3 keeper league standard scoring.. and my team has very little depth

    • BobSacamano says:
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      @BobSacamano:

      I should add.. its 4:42 in central park.. i don;t know what hours you fellas answer on but I know i stop selling rat hats for the k man at 5..

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha! We’ll always field questions. May not always be an instant response, though. We have our own version of selling rat hats from 9-5 around here too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s fair but I wouldn’t call it a slam dunk. I’m not that high on Le’Veon for keeper purposes but if you are, I can see how that trade makes sense for you.

      • BobSacamano says:
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        @Sky:

        thanks man.. love the articles!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Hey, thanks for reading them!

  47. Pierce says:
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    Trade nicks n a 4th rd pick for colston or r white?

    I have jimmy graham and Matt Ryan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Is this a keeper trade?

      • Pierce says:
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        @<a href="#comment-6no

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Pierce: White has the most upside ROS. I’d make it him.

  48. Nightpandas says:
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    .5 ppr 10 teams, drop Nicks, Hartline or Bolden for any of the following

    Rivers (bye week fill in)
    Washington
    Tompkins
    Jeffrey

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Are you saying you need a QB this week? If you don’t have to make a move, I wouldn’t. I’d drop Bolden of those 3 if I had to, though.

  49. El Gallo Loco says:
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    Sky, Great work here. Need help with add/drop for 12 team non-ppr/no flex. My RB situation (start 2):

    T. Rich
    S. Jackson
    Snelling
    Menenhall

    I need a RB2 and not sure if I drop Snelling/Mendy for waiver wire pickups

    A. Ellington
    R. Jennings
    D. Woodhead
    L. Blount
    Pierre Thomas
    Jacquizz Rodgers
    Roy Helu

    not much to pick from but whatchya think? Please come back soon Stephen jackson. THANKS

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

      Sorry man, haven’t reviewed rankings so I’m flying blind here especially without matchups. Without review, TRich & Snelling make the most sense. I like Woodhead but only in PPR really and moreso as a flex for now. Same for Ellington. Don’t know enough about DMC/Reece’s health to pursue Jennings that aggressively.

      Steven Jackson has become Steven Hawking at this point. Guy misses 1 game in 3 years so of course this is the year he has to miss 5.

  50. goodfold2 says:
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    i dropped jennings for hill last week. now he’s out. i also have broyles. Should I get Jeffery ahead of Jennings, or just drop one of Hill/Broyles for Jennings alone? Another way of asking for the rankings ROS of Hill/Broyles (wasn’t used)/Jennings (great game)/Jeffery (finally getting used).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jennings/Jeffery/Hill/Broyles if Cassel stays as QB. Jeffery/Hill/Jennings/Broyles if not.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: big difference with cassel. so either way i should be dropping broyles for jeffery. i’ll have to wait till end of wavier period for jennings, as i dropped him. He’ll probably be gone.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Maybe. He is on bye at least. Makes him less of a weekly pickup candidate.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: nice.

  51. L-Boogie says:
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    Am I ranking these defenses right?
    Cle vs Buffalo
    Carolina @ AZ
    Buff @ Cle
    Philly @ NYG
    SD @ Oak

    I know Cle is first. I’m just not sure of the others.

    Thanks dude.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      SD over Philly. The rest makes sense.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. Where do the Falcons vs Jets fit in?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Before SD

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: CLE being at home has them over CAR then.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              yes

  52. goodfold2 says:
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    non PPR league. TE/WR same thing here. rank these ROS.
    broyles/woods/washington/clay/fleener/
    2. also is r.jennings ahead of snelling?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Woods/Clay/Fleener/Washington/Broyles

      2. I’m assuming this for this week as a question. My answer is no. We don’t even know the extent of DMC/Reece and how long they’ll be out for the season if we’re talking ROS so it’s hard to say.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: jennings (OAK) would be over p.thomas and how useless he’s been though?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          At least PT will touch the ball week 5. I don’t think we can say the same about Rashad

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: gotcha.

  53. los locos says:
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    keeper league, 3 players

    nicks n 4th for either colston or r white.. who should I take?

    Ryan, Matt(QB) ATL
    Charles, Jamaal(RB) KC
    Powell, Bilal(RB) NYJ
    Gordon, Josh(WR) CLE
    Wayne, Reggie(WR) IND
    Graham, Jimmy(TE) NO
    Hilton, T.Y.(WR) IND
    Cowboys(DST) DAL
    Bailey, Dan(K) DAL

    Bradford, Sam(QB) STL
    Pead, Isaiah(RB) STL
    Thomas, Pierre(RB) NO
    Williams, DeAngelo(RB) CAR
    Holmes, Santonio(WR) NYJ
    Nicks, Hakeem(WR) NYG
    Tate, Golden(WR) SEA

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Didn’t I answer this question earlier?

  54. Zandy says:
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    Last two spots on roster marlon brown or Nate Washington or hill or woods? Std league ros

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ROS? Brown and Hill. This week? Brown and Woods.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: you’re my hero! Thanks man

        Given panthers schedule do Yu like the over browns since I can keep them for 4 weeks?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! I don’t do the ROS overlook with defenses. Browns are the play this week, play the next week accordingly. TNF is usually really sloppy offense and the Browns beast on defense at home.

  55. Wilsonian says:
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    Getting back to my trade question from earlier today. What about a swap of Moreno for Spiller?

    My current backs: Forte, Moreno, Gio, Wilson, CJ, Mathews

    0.5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: Sorry, request from me. If you want me to follow up on questions regarding a previous comment, please comment in that string. Makes it easier for me to find and follow up on.

      So just a 1-1? I’d take Spiller there for the upside.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: my fault. Going with Grey’s version of doing things. He usually doesn’t get back to the string, so you post a new comment. Yeah, just a 1 for 1. I’d be playing Forte, Gio, and either Spiller, CJ, Wilson, or Mathews in my other flex.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Interesting. Grey don’t know what he’s doin! Just don’t trust the Moreno story for all 16 games. I trust his pass blocking keepin him the job but just feels temporary to me.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: based on that, who’s your play in the flex? Spiller, CJ, Wilson, Mathews?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              CJ

  56. Moose Out Front says:
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    Gore or Rice, ROS?

  57. Scott says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I know that you don’t favor Thursday type of games but I’m thinking of pulling an all Browns week.

    In one league, I have Cutler and Eli as QBs but I’m feeling inclined to go with Hoyer as the weekly fill. Which of the two QBs should I drop in place of Hoyer?

    Also, am I delusional to think that McGahee will be a good flex fill considering my options. To make matter worse, I’m already thinking of using Mike Floyd as my WR2 slot since Garcon is on a bye thus leaving Miles, Hopkins, Pierce, and McGahee as my flex spot. Considering these options what do you think of my flex and WR2 choices in a nonppr league:

    Mike Floyd as WR2 (CAR)
    Willis McGahee (BUF)
    DeAndre Hopkins (@SF)
    Miles Austin (DEN)
    Bernard Pierce (@MIA)
    *Note using Ray Rice as RB1/RB2*

    There isn’t much left on the waivers, but here are some other possibles options:

    Marlon Brown (@MIA)
    Harry Douglass (NYJ)
    Earl Bennett (NO)
    Brandon LaFell (@ARI)
    Brandon Gibson (BAL)
    LeGarrette Blount (@CIN)
    Rashard Jennings (SD)
    Donald Brown (SEA)
    Khiry Robinson (@CHI)

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Can drop either. Prolly Eli. McGahee has 23 carries for 55 yards on the season. Don’t know if I can get behind starting him unless you’re desperate. If Austin is a go, he’d be my flex. Should be chucking the ball plenty to keep up with Denver. Just a matter of health. not interested in your waiver options.

  58. Matt P says:
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    I have the chance go land bush but it’s going to cost me, would you make this trade??

    I get Bush and Finley for Bernard, Lacy and T Gonzalez… Thanks!

    • Scott says:
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      @Matt P:

      Depends on your RB depth… but honestly you are giving an arm and a leg to get Bush who is also a question mark in terms of health.

      Like the balance of Bernard, Lacy going forward and the emergence of Tony G.

      Try to counter by offering only 1 RB and Tony for Bush and Finley. Also it will help to know your TE depth as Finley is looking to miss multiple weeks due to a nasty concussion. Plus you should be able to get more value after the Tony G bonanza!

    • I’d do it. Bush has been a beast this year so far. And Finley’s been no slouch. Although, you may need a 1 week replacement for Finley as he recovers from a bad concussion. See if Clay is available.

  59. Jiggy Nits says:
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    Can I cut Chris Givens loose? 2 WR + Flex standard league. Other WR’s Marshall, Colston, Gordon, Hopkins.

    Thinking about adding Woods… or a Backup QB for next week when Ryan is on a bye. Any issue with me dropping Givens?

    • Jiggy Nits says:
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      @Jiggy Nits: Also – Jonathan Stewart… I have DeAngelo and I may cut Givens for Jelly Ankles himself. Approve?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Meh…not terrible if you have the bench space but I think DeAngelo is gonna cement himself into the starter. He’s played really well, he should be given the reigns except on passing downs.

        • Jiggy Nits says:
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          @Sky: Thanks for your help! Too many leagues this year too many questions! It’s my fourth year playing though, and it’s nice to be able to make some decisions without second guessing myself.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No problem with that move. Doesn’t sound like a deep league.

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Sky: 12 Team Standard.

  60. Jiggy Nits says:
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    …One more. My Cameron for his Gore? Drafted Jackson, Richardson and Bradshaw… hurting at RB. Also have Witten. I think I pull the trigger.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d rather have Cameron ROS than Witten. I think you’ll get more from Jason’s name than Cam’s performance. Go that route and shop.

  61. Frank White says:
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    Whats up…. I have DT, Bowe, Nicks, Royal & Chris Givens. and RB’s Doug M, MJD, Sproles, Daryl R and Ellington. I’m in real need of another Receiver and I’ve been holding on to the #1 waiver for a couple weeks. Kinda waiting to strike Gold but do you think I need to use my Waiver on Nate Washington or Jennings??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

  62. the hungarian hippo says:
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    14 team .5 ppr league.

    My team is 4-0. Current week 5 roster:

    QB: Brees
    WR: Cobb, Hartline
    RB: Moreno, Mendenhall
    TE: Cook
    Flex: Bolden

    Bench: Peterson, Sanders, Garcon (all on Bye), Bradshaw, and Bradford

    I have 3rd Waiver Priority.

    Do I use it to get Jennings? Or just deal with it for this week given my record and hold n wait for a bigger injury to happen?

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re starting Cobb and Hartline at WR. You’re fine. Just hold.

  63. ShidestheLimit says:
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    How do you like Benny Cunningam as a flex in a 12-team, 0.5 PPR, 1 pt per 15 KR yards in a 3WR, 2RB, 1QB, 1TE, 1 Flex, 1 DEF, 1 K, 1 DL, 1 LB, 1 DB league? Do you like him more than Rashad Jennings, Ben Tate, or Robert Woods?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cunningham has 10 carries on the year. Not seeing a good reason to like him period.

  64. Tim says:
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    10 team, .5 PPR league, 1 QB and 1 OP (so basically 2 QBs), 2 RBs, 2WRs, and 1 W/R flex

    Was offered T-Rich, Calvin Johnson, and Roethlisberger in a trade, where I would give up Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck.

    My receivers are Fitzgerald, Jordy Nelson, and Josh Gordon. My RBs are AP, Ridley, Steven Jackson (now playing Rodgers while he’s out) and some depth guys. At QB I have Luck, Pryor, and Hoyer. I normally wouldn’t consider trading away the best player in fantasy while downgrading my QB1, but is getting the top WR back along with a potential RB1 enough? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You have Fitz/Nelson/Gordon. Why do you think you need to trade the top RB for the top WR? I’m asking that to see how you’re evaluating this cuz I’m seeing zero reason to make this trade given your team.

      • Tim says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: I guess I just got a little greedy thinking of T-Rich’s upside as the second piece of the trade. He said he wanted AP and I told him it would take a godfather offer, which this clearly isn’t. Thanks.

        • Sky

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          Gotcha. I actually was worried more about your QB situation but I somehow only saw Hoyer. I now realize you have Pryor. Id actually make that trade. Sorry for the confusion.

  65. Ian says:
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    Without getting into the full rosters on each side, what are your thoughts on trading Lamar Miller and Decker for Dez (12-team, non-PPR)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d take the side with the best player there: Dez

  66. Jake says:
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    here is my team
    QB-Kaepernick
    RB-Foster
    RB-Sproles
    WR-Cruz
    WR-fitzgerald
    WR/TE-Garcon
    TE-Jared Cook
    D-lions
    K- Zurlein
    Bench
    Josh Gordon
    Hakeem Nicks
    Danny Woodhead
    BGE
    Fred jackson
    Scott Chandler

    Thinking about trading Foster and josh Gordon for Matt Ryan and Gronk, what do you think? The QB upgrade would be nice but then I will be starting either Woodhead or jackson as my RB2. 12 team PPR league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s a terrible trade, in my opinion.

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