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Hey guys! I’m glad to be back after a week off in which I took the ACT, but now I cannot wait to jump into Week 8 of the NFL season. Big thanks to the main man MB for taking over this column last week, he absolutely nailed it with some of the selections, most notably Jameis Winston and his dominating performance against the 49ers. But I’m still better-looking.

Anyway, I had to miss last week due to my taking of the ACT test, which reminded me of Fantasy Football. We prepare as long and as hard as we can, even maybe spending money to prep for the test, yet we still do not know what will be on it: so we need to not only be prepared for it, and we need some luck on our side. It helps if we also can pull off at least one lopsided. But I don’t know how that last statement refers to the ACT, but at least we got it out of the way.

This week kinda marks the halfway point of the year. Leave a comment down below of what your record is, and if I and this column, or even Razzball in general has contributed to your success. Or declines. Accentuate the positive.

Of first matchup of Week 8 comes between two styles of football in the AFC. One marked by a solid defensive unit, and on offense, marked by a traditional conservatism offensive attack, and in turned, marked by strength at the HB position. Then we have the Colts

Start of the Week: Spencer Ware

Catching balls of the backfield? Check. Great success in open field? Quite possibly a top-5 offensive line? Check. A great matchup? You better believe it. Even with the possibility of Jamaal Charles being worked back into the picture, ware still has one of the more highers floors based purely on the fact of Andy Reid’s offensive playcall style, which pretty much automatically guarantees that Ware will get at least 15 carries, maybe 20, depending on if he’s a good boy.

Ware has all the qualities we want in a Start of the Week, especially when you consider that the Colts’ rush defense 32 in the NFL of all defenses. Ware should get plenty of work, and as long as they don’t pull a LeSean McCoy, he should be very valuable in one of the best matchups on the slate.

Fire ’em up with confidence. .

Note: I will be more than happy to answer specific lineup questions below, but I won’t be selecting the “obvious” plays unless I don’t think they are so obvious. Regardless of a great matchup, you won’t see names like Tom Brady, David Johnson or Antonio Brown. Those are no-brainers. Fire ’em up with confidence. 

Quarterbacks

Start ‘Em:

Russell Wilson (@ NO

Wilson’s fantasy production has been a little worrying to this point; he’s played well some games, and has given us some hope for his annual “It’s-Cold Outside Finally, So Let Me Ball Out” mindset once the fantasy playoffs happen. He’s also done the most Russell Wilson-y thing this year as well, tearing up the Jets on one healthy ankle, but failing to put up superstar numbers against Atlanta at home. That makes sense. That’s kinda what we expect with Wilson: crush the toughest of matchups, but lay an egg against what is supposed to be an easier matchup. So, we have an easy matchup on our hands, but he’s still the chalk play in a game that were it played at Seattle, would have a different likelier outcome, but alas, Brees is at home. Wilson will face a defense that has given up an average of close to 300 yards per game coming into tomorrow, also ranking as the 28th-best pass defense according to Football Outsiders. Yes, Wilson has struggled, and he has certainly been far from the production point (especially in the redzone) that we would want him to be, but this is a great spot for the Seahawks to crank it up a bit in the second half of the season. And he’s got a baby on the way.

Brock Osweiler (@ DET)

You know the deal. Start him when he’s facing the absolute worse pass defenses in the NFL, and bench him against middle-of-the-road or good pass defenses. Osweiler found himself under tremendous scrutiny these past few weeks, especially once he went back to Denver. Easy for us to say it now, but the Texans probably shouldn’t have given him that much money. That is aside now, and so we focus on the week ahead, where he’ll face a Lions defense that has yielded some huge games to Andrew Luck (385 yards with 4 TD’s), Aaron Rodgers (205 yards with 4 TD’s), and even Case Keenum (321 yards with 3 TD’s and 1 INT). Sure, Osweiler might not be as talented as Rodgers or Luck, but it goes without saying that the Lions secondary (ranks dead last in the NFL against the pass according to Football Outsiders) is an absolute mess, and we can happily rely on Osweiler if we need a streaming option, or if we have our QB on bye. He doesn’t look so good against good defenses, but he looks great against bad ones.

Jameis Winston (vs. OAK

The Bucs are 3-3. If they win this week versus Oakland (they certainly can do so), and Atlanta loses versus Green Bay (they certainly can do so), the Bucs will be in 1st place. WHAT?!?!?! Well, at the forefront of their recent success is Famous Jameis, who certainly looked good last week en route to 269 yards with 3 TD’s and the win at San Francisco. This week he’ll come home to Tampa to face an Oakland defense that is not a very good one, giving up close to 308 yards and 2 TD’s per game this year. Also ranking as the 26th-best pass defense according to Football Outsiders, Winston should have no difficulties Sunday, with great 1v1 matchups across the board for his wideouts as well.

HONORABLE MENTION: Carson Palmer (@ CAR) – A lot of people want to get on the bandwagon for this week, but I’m not crazy about him.Why am I not crazy about him? Well, he’s been inefficient (to say the least) this year, and although the Carolina secondary is not a good one, on paper, they had a bye week to figure it out and get healthy. However, he’s still Carson Palmer, and you can even look at it that he has a narrative to beat them in his return to Carolina since last year’s NFC Championship.

Sit ‘Em:

Tyrod Taylor (vs. NE)

He did fairly well in Week 4 against the Patriots in New England, posting 246 passing yards, 1 passing TD in addition to 28 yards on the ground, and on the year, he has done fairly well too. But this is a different scenario. He’ll be at home, but he will quite possibly be without LeSean McCoy and maybe even Mike Gillislee, in addition to Sammy Watkins’ continuing absence. The Patriots do a very good job of eliminating opposing offenses #1’s, and that begs the question, if McCoy is out, who is Buffalo’s number 1? I say it’s Taylor. Yes, Robert Woods has done well, and they’ll most likely put Malcolm Butler on him, but I highly doubt they’ll double-team him. Also, unlike McCoy, New England’s run D is good enough against Gillislee that they won’t even have to send extra help. Taylor is the best offensive talent that the Bills have right now, and the Patriots will do everything they can to make it a long Sunday afternoon.

Carson Wentz (@ DAL)

Make no mistake, what Wentz did to start the year was far from fluke performances, but we’ve seen the true Carson Wentz now that opposing teams have some film on him. Even in his solid performances for the first 5 weeks of the season, he was very inconsistent. He did very well in Week 3, after turning in average performances Weeks 2-3. Then, he hasn’t shown us any improvement since that point, but can we blame him? After all, he played Minnesota last week. And we all know how that goes. He has been up and down, and I don’t see him going back up anytime soon. He’ll square off against a Dallas defense (on the road) who does a New England-like job in shutting down opposing threats, rankings 8th in the NFL and 4th in DVOA versus opposing #1 WR’s and #2 WR’s, per Football Outsiders. Wentz is only valuable in 2-QB leagues for this week.

Really quick before we move on to our backs, why only two mentions for “Sits”, and obvious sits at that? Well, I think that is in large part due to the fact that there aren’t many options that I am worried about. There are a whole bunch of QB’s this week that I look at them and think, well, maybe they aren’t top-5 options, but you aren’t benching them. Alex Smith? Yeah, he has a pretty good matchup. Carson Palmer? I’m not crazy about him, and if you have better options I could see him as useful, it’s a good matchup in theory. Philip Rivers? He’s got a tough matchup in theory, but he is so active not only on the basis of passing attempts (which saying that he is active in that category is an understatement for his entire career), he is 2nd in the NFL in Redzone passing attempts. See what I mean? Drop a comment below for your specific questions regarding the position and we will tackle the week ahead together.

Running Backs

Start ‘Em:

Jeremy Hill (vs. WAS)

Here’s the thing with Jeremy Hill. Before I begin, what a great name for a podcast! I know Alec Baldwin has his own similarly titled, but this is NPR worthy. Anyway, back to one of the more frustrating fantasy players to date. Just when you think it’s Giovani Bernard’s time to shine (due in large part to the fact that I was more productive with the ball on Sunday than our man here, and I don’t play football), nope. Hill definitely ran the ball very well to the tune of 168 yards and a score. Let’s just hope this can continue, and from the looks of some of his runs last week against Cleveland, I think it should (or at least for this week). Washington’s front seven is just getting blown up at the line of scrimmage, and it shows, as they give up close to 115 yards per game on the ground. The frustrating thing is that Hill hasn’t gotten much usage in the Redzone that we would like to see, but from a matchup standpoint, this is one of the best on the week.

Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. OAK)

The great thing about Doug Martin’s injury (from a fantasy standpoint, I obviously don’t wish injury on a player) is that there is some consistency to Tampa’s backfield with their lead dog out. Yes, Peyton Barber scored last week against San Francisco,  but Rodgers still got his to the tune of 26 carries for 154. That is the great thing about Rodgers’ production these last few weeks: ultimately he is a #2 back based on volume alone. He will get the work he needs to turn in a solid fantasy day, and he gets another turn against a Raiders run defense that ranks 27th in the NFL according to Football Outsiders, giving up an average of 117 rushing yards per game.

Christine Michael (@ NO)

I was wrong about Christine Michael for this 2016 fantasy season. Or at least for the time being (Rawls should be coming back soon). Michael has had some disappointing seasons and short-lived careers in numerous places, and I thought it would continue back in Seattle, but Michael has actually done quite good, and in PPR leagues, he’s the 15th-best back in the NFL. So mad props to him, and personally, I hope it continues for him once Rawls comes back. Michael gets such a great matchup this week, even on the road, it makes my head hurt. According to Football Outsiders, the Saints have the 28th-best run defense in the NFL. I’m actually quite shocked it is this high. This is a front seven that surrendered 151/3 in Week 1 against the Raiders, 194/3 to Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman in Week 3 (and a receiving TD), and 96/2 to Jonathan Stewart in Week 6. Michael has received a steady workload throughout 2016 thus far, and he’s as close to a must-play in my eyes as you could get.

Sit ‘Em:

Mark Ingram (vs. SEA)

Man, has this dude been frustrating. 5. He has lost 5(!!!) rushing TD’s to either Coby Fleener or John Kuhn this year. The issue with Ingram is that there is just too many other offensive weapons with Fleener, Cooks, Snead and of course, Michael Thomas, to go along with a poor defense, so New Orleans sees themselves throwing the ball a majority of the game. Combined with this is the fact that Ingram has a tough stretch upcoming (will face Broncos, Panthers and Rams in weeks 10-12), just makes it more apparent that Ingram will most likely turn in a disappointing fantasy year. This week is no exception against Seahawks. He’ll face a rush defense that ranks 4th against the rush according to Football Outsiders. Also, in a game that will likely end up being a shootout due to the high-powered nature of both offenses combined with the mediocrity that is the Saints, I don’t think the Saints will commit to the run at all to garner a floor for Ingram.

Ka’Deem Carey/Jordan Howard (vs. MIN)

I’m not going to do what I usually do, and go super in depth on a fantasy matchup that can be summarized in less than 5 seconds. These guys are somewhat respectable, especially Carey, as he has seen a significant workload that has been rising these past few weeks, but it won’t matter against a really tough Minnesota defense that ranks 7th in the NFL against the run. Phew, done.

Isaiah Crowell (vs. NYJ

Man oh man has Crowell been very consistent thus far in 2016, much to the shock of many (humble brag). However, for this week, I would stay away, as the Jets’ defensive unit are one of the most funnel-iest of the funnel defenses we’ve seen this year. Their secondary is atrocious while their front seven is really good (except when facing David Johnson). Ranking 3rd in the NFL against the run and 31st against the pass, according to Football Outsiders, the Jets should force the Browns to air it out and beat them over the top and expose their secondary, and it makes sense that the Browns will do that, especially with Josh McCown being back under center. The game script is not in Crowell’s favor this week.

Wide Receivers

Start ‘Em:

DeAndre Hopkins/Will Fuller (vs. DET)

Like I have mentioned with Osweiler above, and something I will continue to state with Fiedorowicz below, the Houston offense gets a perfect opportunity to have a “get-well game” against a struggling Detroit secondary that made Case Keenum look like he wasn’t Case Keenum. Against a secondary that ranks 29th and 17th in the NFL against opposing #1’s and opposing #2’s, respectively, Hopkins and Fuller should have no issues Sunday, as their offense should rebound following a rough outing in Denver last Monday.

 

Terrelle Pryor/Brandon Marshall (CLEvsNYJ) 

Not only is he getting his boy back, Josh McCown, he’ll square off against a New York defense that is very funnel-y. They are absolutely great against the run, ranking 3rd in the NFL according to Football Outsiders, while ranking 31st in the NFL against the pass, and they especially struggle against the deep ball, something Pryor has had success in. No longer are the days of Kevin Hogan, as Josh McCown will get the start under center Sunday, a QB that Pryor has enjoyed the most success with, as McCown can launch it right to where Pryor will need it. He’s a great WR2/high FLEX option this week in a great matchup. On the other side of the ball is Marshall, who will return with Fitzpatrick under center after Geno taking the start last week versus Baltimore, but tearing his ACL in the process. Marshall will face a Browns secondary that was absolutely torched by A.J. Green last week, and on the year, not only ranks 30th against the pass per Football Outsiders, but also gives up 180 yards with 1.5 TD’s on average per game. This is a great spot for both Pryor and Marshall in what will be a great matchup for the turn, and even the game in general is starting to look like a sneaky shootout game with the nature of the two defenses.

Sit ‘Em:

Tyrell Williams/Travis Benjamin (@ DEN)

They both did okay a few weeks ago on Thursday Night Football, but this game has a different feel to it, despite it being pretty much the same matchups it had a few weeks ago. The Broncos do a very good job on all aspects of it on the defensive end, doing a great job of taking away opposing #1’s and #2’s, and that is what should happen Sunday against Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin. Only giving up an average of 91 yards and no TD’s per game since the start of the year, I have no confidence in starting these guys this week.

Cole Beasley (vs. PHI)

Well, it’s been a good ride with ya Cole. With Dez Bryant coming back, Beasley should return to his old form, which is a PPR FLEX play only against the best of matchups, and that is not what we have here today against the Eagles, even if it is at home. The Philadelphia secondary ranks 1st in the NFL against the pass, and 9th in the NFL against all other WR’s that are not opposing #1’s or #2’s.

Tight Ends

Start ‘Em:

Jimmy Graham (@ NO

Like I have mentioned before, this Saints-Seahawks game has the recipe to become a shootout, due to the nature of both high-powered offenses combined with the mediocrity of the Saints defense. Enter Graham, who has almost re-emerged from an absence to show us some glimmers of his old form when he used to play in New Orleans. Hey! Revenge game! From a numbers perspective, yes, not only does New Orleans rank 28th in the NFL against the pass, they also rank 26th in the NFL against TE’s. Graham has a very clear path to be the best TE this week, if not for Travis Kelce (an elite play as well, possibly even better against a very bad Colts D when it comes to covering TE’s).

C.J. Fiedorowicz (vs. DET

If you need a streaming option, look no further. Over the last 5 weeks, Fiedorowicz has averaged close to 7 targets per game, even with the struggling Osweiler at the helm of it all. This week, much like Osweiler himself, gets a great matchup at home to Detroit, a defense that ranks 27th in the NFL against opposing TE’s. Fiedorowicz has a legitimate floor, and with a nice ceiling for those streaming at the position.

Sit ‘Em:

Jason Witten (vs. PHI)

Witten has been decent, but that’s one of the reasons I don’t like his outlook rest of season. With Cole Beasley still continuing to work in the middle of the field, and with Dez returning, I don’t see how Witten could find significant fantasy production. Even if he does eventually, it won’t be this week against a Eagles defense that ranks 2nd in the NFL against TE’s, with an all-around solid unit.

Kickers

Start ‘Em:

Matt Bryant (vs. GB)

He’s been an absolute beast thus far, and he’ll continue in the dome against the Packers in what is likely to become a high scoring affair. At the bare minimum, he’ll tack on a bunch of FG’s, as the Falcons’ offense should have no issues scoring against this Green Bay secondary.

Sit ‘Em:

Josh Lambo (@ DEN

He’s been very helpful to us thus far, and he may benefit from the thin air of Denver, but the Chargers have one of the lowest team totals on the day according to Vegas, and I don’t see them putting up a lot of points.

Defense & Special Teams

Start ‘Em:

New York Jets (@ CLE)

They’re on the road, which isn’t an ideal situation, but Todd Bowles and Co. should blitz heavily in this game against Cleveland’s shaky O-Line. Oh, and it’s probably gonna be Kevin Hogan getting the start at QB in this one. I don’t care how shaky the Jets are against the deep ball, they should be fine in this one.

Sit ‘Em:

Philadelphia Eagles (@ DAL

Yes, they’re a really solid unit, however they are on the road against Dak (really good thus far), Elliott (really good thus far), and they’ll be getting Dez back. I don’t have any interest in starting them in this one.

Thanks for sticking around to the end for what is shaping up to be a great eighth week of the NFL season. As always, if you agree or disagree with a player above, or have a general question or comment about your team, please do not hesitate to leave one below.

Best of luck, and I’ll talk to you guys next week as we try to get your team to 9-0 on the season.

 

 

You Can Follow Zach on Twitter @ohuhave12.

  1. Packers says:
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    I play in 2 super flex, 12 team leagues, 1/2ppr, teams are 5-2 and 3-4 but on a 3 game winning streak. Don’t mean to cry but I have the most points against in the league. That’s why I don’t like H2H.
    1. I had Hill benched and was starting Booker, Ware and Gordon. Can only start 3. Who would you sit? By the way Booker and Ware were razzball recommendations.
    2. Cutler, Ware,Booker, L. Murry,J. Rodgers. Who sits? I had Cutler.
    3. What about someone writing about survival picks? I realize it would be impossible to know who everyone has but it might spur plenty of questions. Just someone pick who they think will win each game, or pick upsets or locks. Just throwing it out to you.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Packers:
      1.) Booker, Ware, Gordon
      2.)Cutler sits.
      3.) I would definitely let Jay know if you want something like this and see what he says. I don’t have control over content, but it sounds like a great idea! However, we do usually have a podcast every Thursday morning that goes game-by-game and we give our picks.

  2. SunnyB says:
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    Half pt ppr. Start one of: Riddick, J. White or Gio B

    Thanks.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @SunnyB: Gio B!

  3. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Zach! Dalton or Stafford this week? Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jerry: ‘Sup Jerry! I would go with Stafford.

      You too man, we got football baby!

  4. Tanka says:
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    Greetings this Saturday morning!

    .5 ppr league, I have Howard at flex but I’m planning to drop him & add to start Adam thielen of the Vikings especially if cordarrale patterson is out.

    Other available names; Terrence Williams (vs Eagles), Dwayne Washington (@ Houston), c-west (at Indy), Russell Shepard (vs raiders)

    Next Q: better stash Bibbs or James Starks?

    Thanks keep on rocking!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Tanka: Hey!!!!

      I think that is a fine idea, also, I’m not so sure that Washington might start this week, however.

      I think the better stash is Starks at this point in time.

      • Tanka says:
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        @Zach:

        Thanks man!

        I just read that cordarrle Patterson did practice today on sat limited would that factor into thielen? Just read tha c patt is expected to play Monday but not 100% if he’ll pass concussion test

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Tanka: Patterson is actually a nice sleeper based purely on matchup and coverage. Look at what GB did to the Bears last week. They made Devante Adams look like a god. Saturday limited practices shouldn’t sway you.

          • Tanka says:
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            @Zach:

            Hmm c Patt, Adam theilen or Ronnie hillman at flex this week? Only saying hillman since McKinnon is out

            Very true GB wideouts had big games!

            I’m also starting Rudolph

  5. Michael says:
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    With no negative deductions for INT/FL what do you think about Fitamagic or Tyrod taylor?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Michael: Fitzpatrick actually has a pretty good matchup.

  6. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    Zach! Mind helping me out this week? I would appreciate it. I am in a ten team .5 PPR league.

    QB1- A. Smith or Prescott?
    RB1- D. Murray
    RB2- C. Michael OR J. Hill OR L. Miller
    WR1- Fuller OR LaFell OR Beasley?
    WR2- Beasley OR LaFell OR W. Fuller?
    F- J. Hill OR L. Miller?
    TE-Kelce OR Fleener
    D- Jets
    K-Crosby

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @William Trill Cauley-Stein: My pleasure!

      It’s a close one at QB, but I would rather have Prescott with Dez coming back, and he should throw it more than Smith does, raising his ceiling over Smith. Both have pretty similar floors.

      Christine Michael.
      Fuller.
      Beasley (just a better option than LaFell).
      Hill.
      Kelce.

      You got yourself a good team man.

      • William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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        @Zach: I really appreciate your advice. You always have a really solid write up. I really just had a question about my QB situation. I had to drop Bortles for A. Smith. Bortles this year is more worthless Antonio Cromartie with a condom.

  7. Rod Beck's Moustache says:
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    12 team H2H 1/2PPR. L’Bell is on bye so I need 2 of these for my RB slots. Crowell, Knile, or James White?

    I have Knile benched right now, but the news out of Packer Camp makes me think I should start him over White.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Rod Beck’s Moustache: Because the Patriots should have no issues firing on all cylinders on offense tomorrow, I think White benefits from it, especially in 0.5ppr’s.

  8. David says:
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    So I’m 3-4, not great but thats how the cookie crumbles

    Anyway i made some trades and am left with this team
    Derek carr
    Forte, elliot, freeman Jacquizz, , powell, alfred morris, kadeem carey, robert kelley
    Alshon jeffery, dez bryant, AB, john brown
    Travis Kelce

    Who would you start at RB and WR this week? AB on bye but not sure how confident I am of alshon and/or dez. Also not sure if i want to start both elliot and dez..

    Thanks for the help.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @David: Not about the record, it’s what you do in the playoffs.

      At RB, I would start Elliot and Forte, then Alshon and Dez, and at flex I like Jacquizz.

  9. Tsilaeri says:
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    Thanks for the post, as always.

    I got Randall Cobb on my roster, and although he ranks high in the weekly rankings, it seems like he’s getting hamstring issues. Should I rather start Moncrief or CMeredith over him?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Tsilaeri: Thank YOU!

      As Sunday nears closer and closer, monitor it, and if he is out, I would roll with Moncrief, but if he is in, then you have to roll with him.

  10. friar says:
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    I’ve got the Eagles DST and I’d rather not start them. Are they a good enough defense that it’s worth holding them on my bench for a week. They’re #1 in DVOA and #2 in fantasy points. At the same time, rostering 2 defenses is a terrible idea. At this point, my options seem to be:

    1) Drop the Eagles for the Bengals (vs. Washington in London, bye next week)
    2) Drop someone else for the Bengals (maybe Knile Davis?)
    3) Roll with the Eagles and hope for some turnovers

    What would you recommend? Thanks!

    Roster (12-team, 0.5 ppr)
    QB: Carr
    RB: Ingram, Asiata, Davis, Bell (bye), Henry (currently undroppable), Lewis (IR spot)
    WR: Marshall, Hilton, Adams, M. Thomas, J. Matthews, John Brown
    TE: Kelce
    DST: Eagles
    K: Bailey

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @friar: You can probably just hold on to the Eagles and hope they force some turnovers, but if you really don’t want to start them I would drop Knile Davis.

  11. Ty says:
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    Nice write-up. My rb’s are c-Mike , ware, Charles , Jennings and Mathews. There are some guys on my wire that I might be able to turn into a lotto ticket or just insurance. Rawls for insurance or Dion Lewis and Starks for lotto. Jennings and Mathews as you know have been useless. I’m in a 12team ppr and I’m 7-0. Looking good for playoffs

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Ty: Thank you! You have a nice group of backs, but if you want one of those lotto tickets, I would drop Jennings and pick up Rawls (he’s coming back soon)

  12. Brian says:
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    Would you trade Lamar Miller and DJax for Coleman and Hopkins .

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Brian: Not bad. I would.

  13. William Hung says:
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    Zach – ROS who do you like better: Sammie Coates or DeVante Parker?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @William Hung: Coates, especially once Big Ben comes back.

  14. Joe Shmoe says:
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    I hate TEs…Freidoriwicz, Gates, Doyle or Bainbrige…I have been streaming all year and throwing darts blindfolded…1st place problems…

    Thanks for any thoughts.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: TE’s are a fickle, I hear you loud and clear. C.J. Fiedorowicz has a nice matchup this week, and has been consistent. If you are in desperate need of a lotto ticket at the position, Ladarius Green should be coming back soon. However, I don’t think you should drop anyone unless they are hurt or useless.

  15. Andrewm says:
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    12 team standard would you go Thompson over Kelley? Would you start either of them over
    What lineup do you think is best with below
    Ingram? Bench:Kelley, davante adams
    Jones jr.
    Macklin
    Enunwa
    Latavious
    Ingram
    Thompson( flex)

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Andrewm: I would go with Kelley over Thompson, and the lineup right now is a fine one.

  16. Big league choo says:
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    10 team standard

    My Forte/Emmanuel sanders for Ajayi/Reed

    Rbs McCoy, Gillisslee, Stewart, Forte, Hill
    Wr Beckham, Fitzgerald, Tate, Sanders
    TE Barnridge

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Big league choo: That’s a pretty good trade. I’m thinking Forte’s value will plummet by the day if the Jets wear him out like they are currently doing.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @cory: Kelley, Powell, Washington, Henry.

      • cory says:
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        @Zach: thanks zach

  17. Randy says:
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    In a 12-team standard, I have Miller, Jacquizz, Crowell, Gore, Dwayne Wash, and Jordan Howard at RB. Would you drop any of these for Gillislee or Alfred Blue? We start 2 RB and I’m not in need of a starter this week per se.

    Also in a 10-team standard, I have Ware, Jaquizz, Miller, Booker, and Howard at RB. Would you drop Howard for Dwayne Washington, Rob Kelley, or Alfred Blue? Again, this move would be more ROS than for this week.

    Lastly, in the same 10-team standard league, I have ARob, Cobb, Moncrief, Pryor, and Michael Thomas. Would you drop any for Corey Coleman, Maclin, Edleman, or Coates? We have roster limits, so I cant’ drop from another position; it’d have to be someone from this group.

    Thank you!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Randy: In the 12-team, I would drop Howard just for Gillislee, because he’ll have value over Howard due to the fact that McCoy could go down at any time and he’ll get the gig.

      I would drop Howard for Kelley.

      For the last question, I wouldn’t drop any.

  18. David says:
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    PPR league, I got 2 slots to fill RB2 and Flex2:

    Thompson
    Kelley
    Powell
    LaFell
    Meredith

    Thought?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @David: If it is two for both, I would go with Kelley and Meredith, but if it 4 for total, then LaFell is the odd man out.

      • David says:
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        i player for RB slot, 1 for flex, sorry for confusion.

  19. Arrabers Greg says:
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    Need 3 in a .5 PPR

    Evans
    Marshall
    Crabtree
    Cobb

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Arrabers Greg: Evans, Marshall, Crabtree.

      • Arrabers Greg says:
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        @Zach:
        That was a hard-hitter before the injury news?

  20. Nate says:
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    John Brown or Quincy Enunwa for a bye week fill-in in PPR?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Nate: Enunwa.

  21. Citizen5 says:
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    Zenner or Gillisee at flex today?
    Thx.

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