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Well, this is it, the Fantasy Football playoffs are here. Not much else to say, except good luck. We’re obviously shutting down some of our content, but you don’t have to worry about me. I’m here for… uh, life probably, now that I think of it. That’s either the greatest thing ever or the worst. But it’s definitely a first-world something. But to the point, even though we’re minimizing our footprint, to be super metaphorical, the site will still provide rankings all the way to the Super Bowl, and I’ll still be around to answer any and all questions for those of you seeking that sweet-sweet championship. Speaking of which, let’s get the day started…

Rudy’s updated projections for Week 13 can be found by clicking here. And as always, my updated rankings are available after the jump!

Select the “Flex” tab if you need a more complete picture to decide your starts and sits. Use the “OP” tab for 2QB Leagues. And you can access our Half PPR and PPR rankings using the drop down box in the top left of our rankings when you select the RB, WR, TE, or Flex positions. Any and all questions will be answered below…

  1. Mike says:
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    Hightower, Dixon or Smallwood? I know Dixon is in the up-and-up, but I’m not sold on the BAL run game. I’m loosing Hightower this week. You agree?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike: I think you go Hightower there, but the whole Ingram things scares me. Dixon is safer though, but I think I’m with you here.

  2. Randy says:
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    Good morning! In a 10-team standard league, I must win to be in the playoffs. We start 2RB/2WR/Flex and have roster limits (no more than 5 at each position). My RBs are Miller, Ware, Smallwood, Booker, Dixon. My WRs are Michael Thomas, Moncrief, Watkins, Pryor, A-Rob. I am wondering who to start, and also, if it matters, my opponent needs to pick up a WR and I could pick one up to play this week or just as a defensive maneuver but would have to drop one of mine. Options include A. Boldin (Marvin Jones looks out and is who my opponent has), Innman, Malcolm Mitchell, and M. Wilson. I’m not sure I’d normally drop anyone for one of these, but I happen to like them today and next week may not even matter. I was thinking A-Rob might be the one to drop given he plays, Broncos, Vikings, and Texans. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Randy: I think you go Miller and Booker, Thomas and Moncrief, and I’d probably keep ARob around.

  3. Hometown Heroes says:
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    12 team standard league. Who should I start in the flex? Hopkins, T Hill or Hightower? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Hometown Heroes: I’m thinking Hopkins, as sad as that sounds.

  4. Dave says:
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    Hey Jay must win for me I need to pick 2 out of these 4 (PPR) – Dion Lewis, James Starks, Hightower, Garçon who do you like? Could also pickup Malcolm Mitchell over one so 2 out of 5 I guess lol

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: I like Hightower, but Starks is close behind. I’m more willing to trust the Saints running game, as crazy as that sounds.

  5. Teddyy says:
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    Hey jay! Top of the morning to you! .5 ppr league would this be too crazy to start moncrief over Hopkins at WR then Powell at Flex where moncrief is originally? Or just leave as is with Hopkins & moncrief at the flex?

    I see in your rankings dolphins & Chargers D’s are close but how close are they ? Looking for upside at D: I’m facing broncos D lol, I also also debating between raiders D & Bucs D too

    Thanks in advance!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Teddyy: Mornin man! I think they’re close enough to do that, but I’d rather put Hopkins in your flex and bench Powell. If you’re looking for upside, go Chargers. Box, Ingram, and Heyward have been making some huge plays.

  6. MiggY Cat says:
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    Hey bud!

    Clinched 1st seed and pts Title in my 12 teamer! Basically have 2 weeks off now 👍🏼

    Just one roster question this week. Am I’m bonkers for wanting to drop Landry to add Malcolm Mitchell? I hate the Dolphins and what they’ve done to Landry. Can’t even stand having him rostered anymore, too frustrating.

    .5 PPR

    Curent Roster:
    Brady, Ryan, Kap
    Zeke, Gordon, Sproles, Morris
    Pryor, Moncrief, Diggs, Watkins, Landry
    Reed, Enron
    Bills Packers

    • MiggY Cat says:
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      @MiggY Cat:

      We have to start 3 WRs btw

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @MiggY Cat: Congrats! It isn’t bonkers. I think if you’re looking for upside, it’s a fine move.

  7. Matty Ice says:
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    Ingram likely to play. I need 2 of these: Ingram, Hightower, D. Lewis, T. Coleman, and Smallwood. Am I crazy to roll with both Saints backs in a PPR league?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Matty Ice: I think you go Ingram and Smallwood, however, you’re not crazy. I’m thinking that’s a good move, but it has some downsides. Just to cover my ass, I would probably do all Saints here.

  8. The G says:
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    Jay,

    Excellent job with the write-ups and rankings this yr! Quick question…what do u think we see out of Sammy Watkins this yr? I have Cooper, Beckham, Tate, Watkins, Meredith for two WR spots and FLEX. Do i play Watkins over Tate in a 12team PPR league? Thanks! Keep up the good work!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The G: Thanks! Yeah, I’m fine with that upside play. It’ll be interesting, because he’ll probably show us today what he’s capable of. I’m okay with the hype, but playing him over Tate is manageable here. With other WRs, I might think twice.

  9. Fizz says:
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    Need a flex, standard.
    Smith, Sanders, Hopkins, Coleman, Dixon.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I’d probably go Hopkins there.

  10. PaulZone says:
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    Tough decisions in my 0.5 ppr league…

    Need to fill a RB, WR, WR, FLEX out of:

    Rawls, Hightower, Starks
    Hopkins, Tate, Watkins, Wilson, Steve Smith

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PaulZone: I’d probably go Rawls, Hightower and Hopkins, Watkins.

      • PaulZone says:
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        @Jay: Thanks! I have Smallwood too…You like him over Rawls or Hightower?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @PaulZone: he’s close, but no.

          • PaulZone says:
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            @Jay: Man, struggling with Watkins over Tate with Marvin Jones out…Oakland matchup is great but that foot scares me…you feel pretty confident with Watkins?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @PaulZone: coinflip honestly. If nervous, I’m for going conservative here.

  11. Nick says:
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    swap out Hauschka for Santos or Lutz in dome or is this difference negligible?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Negligible I think. I like Hauschka fine.

  12. Jose says:
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    Jay i have a problem a dont know who to start in my W/R/T look at my bench…need an advice
    Qb drew bress
    Rb melvin gordon
    Rb lesean mccoy
    Wr julian edelman
    Wr michael thomas
    TE marcelus bennett
    W/R/T booker
    W/R/T randall cobb
    Bench Dion lewis, emanuel sanders, chris hogan, malcom mitchell, james starks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jose: Booker and Starks

      • Jose says:
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        you dont like emanuel sanders or malcom mitchell?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jose: I like Sanders, but probably safer to break up your Denver players.

          • Jose says:
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            You wouldnt put randall cobb and emanuel sanders as your 2 flexs? Sorry to ask you again, i need to win this week for the playoffs jajaaajaj

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Jose: not sure what else to say. Go with Cobb and Sanders, close enough to work out.

  13. JohnRamboJr says:
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    Your rankings list has T. Hill 5+ spots ahead of Landry. 12team PPR league. W/. D Parker out does Landry get all the targets? Can Hill match?

    R.Kelly or Ingram?

    Thanks in advance
    JRJ

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JohnRamboJr: Hill and Ingram. I don’t like Tannehill today.

  14. M geezy says:
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    What up!!?

    Martellus or Vernon PPR?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @M geezy: yo yo! Vernon.

  15. Cosmo Kramer says:
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    Greetings, this is it man a lot of pressure this week: I’ve been streaming at the D all season it’s had some pros & cons ; this week I’m stuck between Raiders who I’m scared of McCoy, Bucs who have been up / down but on the flip they shut down Wilson last week, bengals home vs wentz , dolphins who are on the rd at Baltimore then lastly Chargers who are in sunny California vs hot Winston but flipside Chargers have made plays as of late hmm, i wanted the pats but they were added.

    Great news you’ll still be around with rankings

  16. the imp says:
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    After two “full” practices, do you have any concern TY doesn’t play Monday night?
    If so, would you drop Ellington handcuff/RB4 to pick up an WR5 (Enunwa) to have on speed dial if Hilton is inactive?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the imp: yeah. Iwant Enunwa there for peace of mind.

      • the imp says:
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        @Jay: Or I could drop my backup QB (Eli behind Jameis, who I plan to sit until week 15)…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @the imp: eh, risky. I actually like 2 qbs come playoffs

          • the imp says:
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            @Jay: Okay. Traded one insurance policy for another. Good luck this week.

  17. Aaron says:
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    Need some wr help. Need three from Edelman, b. Cooks, smith sr, tyreek hill, and t. Gabriel. Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aaron: Smith and Gabriel I think are off the island.

  18. Frank says:
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    Need a win and a little help to clinch this week. Here’s my roster, in order of depth / starting right now. We start 3 WR, 2 RB, TE, Flex W-R-T.

    Ben, Luck
    Gurley, Howard, Kelley, Dixon
    Crowder, Tate, Watkins, Ty Williams, Inman
    Ebron, Reed (out)

    What starting lineup do you toss out there? I just picked up Inman and dropped Marquess Wilson bc wasn’t sure if Ty would play. Looking like he is, so I’m thinking of getting Wilson back today before game time. Not much else out there. Maybe Maclin as a stash?

    So, need advice at QB and which are my top 2 RB plays. I haven’t looked at rankings yet but right now, to me, it’s Girley (misspelling intended) and Howard. Sit Kelley and Dixon in favor of a 4th WR at flex?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Frank says:
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      @Frank: Full ppr, btw

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank: I like the setup you have, odd men out listed last. I think keep your RBs in.

      • Frank says:
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        @Jay: thanks

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Frank: any time Frank, good luck!

  19. Zandy says:
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    Trying to play spoiler
    Ingram Hightower or Gurley?

    Steelers Def or 49ers vs Barkley?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Ingram and 49ers.

  20. Frank says:
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    And another one for you. 12tm, half ppr. Start 2 rb, 2wr, te, r/w/t

    Luck, Kaepernick
    Gurley, Howard, Riddick, Dixon, C-Mike
    Cooper, Diggs (played), Ty Williams, Britt, Gabriel
    Olsen, Ebron

    Diggs played so one of my WR slots is locked. That leaves Coop for the other one. Now the dilemma is – do I need to find room for Riddick and Ebron… and Britt or Gabriel lol ? Maybe Gurley is on the bench and Riddick gets the nod. Then I need to decide between Ty Will, Ebron, Britt, Gabriel for the flex.

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank: no, I don’t think so. Over thinking is natural, but I want to keep it safe.

  21. Pete says:
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    Based on your rankings, you feel better about Boyd over Inman in PPR today?

    • Pete says:
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      @Pete: Assuming so, should I grab Meredith over Inman? I need 2 out of the 3 of these guys

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Pete: I’m good, but Inman over Meredith.

  22. BWAY says:
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    Standard
    TE V Davis or L Kendricks?

    PPR 1 pt. Rank there players this week
    Blount, Moncreif, or Latavius Murray

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BWAY: Davis, then murrey, blount, Moncrief

  23. Jack says:
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    Fkex – Martin or T. Williams? Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jack: martin, np!

  24. John says:
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    Boyd in the rain vs Philly or Mitchell in the cold with Brady (and Gronk out). I already have Edelman starting, need second receiver.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @John: Boyd not to stack might be wise, even in Rain.

  25. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Half ppr, what do you think of Vereen as a stash? He has Dal, Det and @Phi in the playoffs. Probably wouldn’t start for my team barring injury but some potential opponents are weak at RB. Would drop Mariota, as I have Ryan and Mariota’s matchups are tough (Den, @KC, @Jax).

  26. Btdrnks says:
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    Starting D Johnson and Howard…
    Should I play L. Miller or Ingram in my flex…

    Crowder, T Williams, Crabtree. Pick two!

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Btdrnks: I think Miller and then everyone but Crabtree.

  27. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    WTF happened to kaepernicking? i forgot to sub him out for stafford (although i kinda thought it was so close it might not matter), now i see he attempted 5 passes! i can’t find any rotoworld info on an injury

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: it’ll only affect my seeding (had i won this week i would’ve won a division at 9-4, instead i’ll lose to the guy who does but still make playoffs at 8-5, and i have whole league by the balls in points by like 220 or something). but that 27 or so point difference between kapernicking and stafford will likely be the loss (howard can’t make up for everything in every league, doing pretty damn good in the other 2 howard’s though)

      m.wilson, smart man to not trust that last week production.

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: oh wilson got hurt, that’s why. but it appeared windy (duh) in CHI today anyway, he probably would’ve gotten like a 3-28 line or something anyway.

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Jay: shouldn’t have gotten cute and just went with the rankings on stafford vs kaep. or just gotten up earlier and checked weather, that too would’ve been enough.

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Jay: went back and looked at the play by play, bunch of snowy garbage like teams kicking 15 yd punts, being scared to even attempt mid-40 yard FG’s

              • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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                @Jay: yep 31.

  28. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    i figured now that that bitch from major league finally got her way and team has been moved to LA, she would’ve actually attempted to start winning now, you know, the opposite of alienating a fan base as a principle. apparently i was wrong. ooops, i’m talking about that Rams owner, who’s really just an uglier version of that character though, so i wasn’t far off. fisher gets resigned, jebus.

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Jay: at this point i’d think that number has shrunk, but we’ll have to wait to find out about that, figured we’d see him on the browns or college next year.

  29. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    good “gamble” riverboat ron, this is like betting on rain in ARI or something.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: i always wondered why belichick didn’t just bench brady on the first play as a “trick” now i get it.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Jay: better metaphor for gambling with this:
        he’s like a guy stoned/drunk playing poker that calls all in on the river thinking he’s got the best hand but really that was the hand he had LAST hand and now he just gave his money away with like 8 high or something.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Yeah, honestly, no clue what happened here. Injuries, of course, but they could have won the South easily without trying all that much.

  30. William Hung says:
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    Seeing Rawls run wild reminds me of how around Week 6 rotoworld was completely off the bandwagon and told everyone that at best, Rawls was going to be in a timeshare with Christine Michael…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, he’s clearly the better back. I would feel vindicated on myu love for him if he actually stayed healthy.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Jay: annnnnd the concussion. in one 12 teamer with huge benches we can have only max 6 RB’s (a .2 PPR league, weird, and we keep 6 per year), so now, after holding all year dixon/rawls i’m looking damn good. start 3 RB, 2 flexes too. only RB change i’ve made all year was to drop langford (have howard) for hightower (have ingram also). only thing that’s REALLY shitty about the 6 max RB and also WR is that we have 2 IR slots, and guys in those count against the cap. last year i had ingram/allen now allen in them.

  31. Timbo says:
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    Howdy!! Talk about down to the wire, I am currently up 15.5 points in my .5 ppr league not feeling too good about it though; my opponent has forte & I have moncrief. Gonna be on the edge of my seat for MNF, hopefully just somehow moncrief can outscore forte tomorrow

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Timbo: you don’t need moncrief to outscore forte, you just need forte to not OUTSCORE moncrief by 15.5 or more.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Timbo: Yeah, it’s okay to be nervous, but you are in a very comfortable position.

        • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @Timbo: unless forte gets 15.5 you don’t actually need anything, but you probably don’t need a whole lot out of moncrief, and he’s probably going to get at least 6 points in .5 PPR.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Timbo: Could be a wash though, which is good for you. Good luck either way!

  32. Nightpandas says:
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    I’ve got a nail biter going to get into playoffs…

    One of the three of us make it:

    I’ve got Enunwa left and a 8 pt lead on team 2 who has Gore left and a 21 pt lead on team 3 who has Hilton and Powell left

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: I think you’re okay. I love Enunwa right now.

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