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The course of true love never did run smooth.  Some famous person said that.  I can’t remember who.  Yes, I have google but I also have a time limit as I’m trying to get ready for work, take a shower – did you just picture me naked? – drink my coffee, feed the dog…well, you get the picture.  I got shizz going on but I do my best to keep you abreast….hehe, abreast…of what’s going on in the fantasy world while keeping you cultured.  It’s a tough task.  You’re not the easiest of pupil and you know that.  But I digress, as stated, it truly does never run smoothly.  Speaking of not running smoothly, that pretty much defines Trent Richardson and his owner’s seasons to date, no doubt.  Starting off the season as the main bell cow for a so-so offense, T-Rich didn’t really do much with his time there, averaging 3.4 ypc netting zero touchdowns.  Then when he got traded to a better offense, the people rejoiced only to see his underlying stats actually get worse (3.0 ypc and only 1 reception in 3 games).  To say it’s been difficult being a Trent owner would be an understatement while saying ‘Fruit Of the Looms’ would be an underpants statement.  There’s no point in there, stop looking in my underpants.  The point being is that, for all his warts so far, Trent should begin trending upward and the Chargers game will and should be his break out.  So check in with his owners and see if they’re willing to move on from him at this point.  Though I don’t predict he’ll be the top 5 RB I saw him to be entering the season, I still see a top 10 in there based on the offense alone and I’m sure they’ll work him into the passing game a bit more as the season wears on.  In other buy/sell ideas for week 6 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

BUY

Harry Douglas – Note I’m not suggesting a waiver wire spend here.  With Julio down by the school yard and out of uniform for the rest of the season, Douglas will most likely get 3rd and 4th option targets in a pass-heavy Atlanta attack.  With Atlanta being on bye this week, there’s a good chance he gets left out there.  This is a depth play that I’m not selling to you as a ‘must get this guy’ kinda move but a ‘hey, it could work out nicely for you if you have the roster space’ kind.  Then you can ask your leaguemates if they’d like to see your Harry D and actually have something that won’t get you sued when asked about it later.

Garrett Graham – Yeah, I’m keeping with the unsexy theme today.  This isn’t a ‘run out and get’um’ play either unless you’re downright hurting at TE (and I know I am in a few leagues so he’s on my radar).  You can also pretend you drafted Jimmy Graham this year by covering his first name when you look at your lineup.  Bonus wishful thinking to go with solid stats.  Score!

Emmanuel Sanders – Wanna know someone who’s averaging nearly 10 targets a game so far but who’s not getting recognition because the stats are underwhelming?  Well here you go.  I’m grabbing shares of Sanders everywhere I can as Pittsville will be passing plenty the rest of the way.  Sure, he’ll play second and third fiddle some weeks but his worst game so far has been 8 targets, 4 receptions and 39 yards.  The floor is a lot higher than the ceiling here – yeah, that didn’t make sense – but he can probably be thrown in as a sweetener for a deal right now.  Get sexy with Emmanuel in space, everyone.

Shonn Greene – Chris Johnson is struggling mightily to be the lead back in a run-heavy offense.  That’s hard to do but he’s finding a way.  I’m not saying CJZeroK is worthless but I think Greene will get a lot more touches if he comes back healthy until they figure out what’s wrong with their Johnson in Tennessee.  I strongly suggest penicillin.

Vincent Jackson – I’ve said numerous times I’m not a huge VJax fan but if someone’s willing to give up on him because of the Schianogans that are going on, he’s still a worthy player to check in on.  I’d be asking for a steep discount at this point, though, so don’t go crazy.

SELL

Torrey Smith – This isn’t a question of whether or not Torrey’s good, the question is ‘how much do you believe’?  Do you believe the only aerial threat for the Ravens keeps the pace of 1,779 yards and 86 receptions?  It seems like a tough thing to do, especially with a defense that should start shutting more opponents down over the course of the season and limiting Flacco’s fling it all over the place style so far.  Again, I willingly concede that Smith is a WR2 for real this year.  Yes, I’m saying I’m wrong.  I own it but we’re talking top 10 wideout numbers and I don’t think that sustains.  See if you can get your ‘like for like’ on with another WR1 owner.  Or better yet, buzz the tower of the sad Julio owner and see if you can make some massive profit elsewhere if you don’t need a wideout replacement.

240 Responses

  1. Jiggy Nits says:
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    An interesting D/ST matchup: Car @ Minn… Which do you like?

    I wanna roll with the Panthers because they’ve been good to me…. Is Minny at home a better option?

    Good article as usual- Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go Carolina there.

  2. Troy says:
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    Lol Richardson has had plenty of time to get back on track and he hasn’t… Not to mention Donald brown took a 3 yard carry from him at the goal line. I jumped ship and couldn’t be happier with it, maybe he does trend upward. But he didn’t do it against a team like the jags then who…

    • Nall says:
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      @Troy: @Troy:

      He didn’t break out against the Jags who are, well, Jags… after his first “full” week of practice in a new offense behind a new blocking line, etc. I wasn’t able able to look up Trent’s general intelligence in any way (wonderlic, which usually doesn’t reflect player ability well, IQ tests or anything) but I’m guessing from the way he plays he’s a bit slow to pick things up, no offense to him. He also has had matchups against tougher opponents in his other Indy games and hasn’t been given many touches and the runs have been spaced while he’s the type of runner that needs to get into the “game flow” and be kept in it to produce. Even with that he pulled out his two best runs as a Colt last week against the Hawks, only 10 and 14 yards, but it shows growth. If the Colts are serious about handing him the ball in the mid 20s/game and he is getting more accustomed to the team as it seems he is, then I believe his numbers will grow by the end of the year.

      • Troy says:
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        @Nall: someone else can deal with the headache of wondering when that will be.

    • TNP says:
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      @Troy: Who did you get for him?

      • Scott says:
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        @TNP:

        Read an interesting article that mentions the same thing. TRich is one of the active leaders of getting 0 and 1 yard gains. What they speculate is this man has poor vision and doesn’t seem to pick or know which holes to go through. Its not like the OL is any different when Bradshaw and Brown could hit them. Seems that he has an issue with vision of some sort.

        Browns maybe onto something and figured they could get a 1st rounder and a comparable RB come free agency.

      • troy says:
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        @TNP: we got giovanni bernard and willis mcgehee for richardson and a 5th wide out. in a ppr that starts only 2 wide outs. I will take that over that bum that doesnt catch any passes and cant hit a hole with speed to save his life.

  3. Mark says:
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    Eli Manning (@ bears on TNF) or Pryor (@ chiefs not on TNF) for a Mike Vick replacement?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pryor

  4. Matty says:
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    I have Vick.
    Been offered Brees and Woodhead for cj2k/Wayne/Jeffrey

    Do I take? Have Foster,Mjd, J Bell, mendenhall, mcgahee at RB and decker, Nelson, Hilton at WR
    Thanks!

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty: forgot to mention its PPR

    • kingforaday151 says:
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      @Matty: I’d counter with MJD/Wayne/Jeffrey myself, but either way you’re getting Brees to replace a risky play in Vick. Wayne’s going to lose targets to Hilton as the year goes on and tough to trust a CHI WR in November/December. Take the deal.

  5. reilljt0 says:
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    Would you drop Ellington, Michael Floyd, or Hartline for Sanders?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @reilljt0: Floyd and Sanders are very similar to me. Think Sanders has a bit more potential, though, so I’ll say him.

  6. Zandy says:
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    Andre Roberts or Ryan broyles better than Terrence Williams ros std?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: I’d rather have Williams’ upside on my bench over Andre Roberts.

  7. Brett says:
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    Thoughts on a trade I just made in a ppr league?

    Got: Bernard, Nelson and Tate
    Gave: Moreno, Bowe, Ellington

    My other players:
    RB: Foster, T-Rich, S Jax
    WR: Cobb, Gordon, White

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Brett: Downgrade at RB but you made up for it with Neslon. Solid trade, should work out well for you.

  8. Comatose says:
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    Dude in my league is 1-4 and looks desperate. I’m 5-0 so don’t want to change much, but could take advantage of him here. He has Vick and Big Ben and I have RGIII and Pryor. Thinking about trading him RGIII for a WR. His team is:

    Vick, Big Ben
    AJ GReen, Dez, Welker, Hopkins, Broyles
    Gore, DeAngelo, Joique
    j Thomas, Gonzalez

    Should I shoot for Dez? Is that too much? Is Welker too little? Thanks.

    • Nall says:
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      It’s not about too much or too little, it’s about what he’s willing to give up for what he needs and what you can give up for what you want. AJ should be his top WR but because he has a handicapable QB constantly behind center Green has become a WR2 with bad lines and Dez is his best WR so if he is willing to part with him, he’s dezperate(sorry, couldn’t help myself). You want a WR, would Welker immediate upgrade your starting position by a decent amount by becoming a WR1 or 2 and overshadow the guy you currently have? Also I imagine RG3 is your backup QB, do you have another backup waiting that is almost as good/better, etc? Don’t give up RG3 and hope Tannehill/Wheedon can fill his spot, you don’t know if your starter may drop(Pryor already got a minor concussion and those build on each other). I just lost Julio and I’m glad I’m stacked at WR or I would’ve just thrown in the towel, he was my most consistent performer. In the end just barter with the guy, try what you want most, first. If that doesn’t work maybe sweeten the pot a bit by adding a WR3 to fill the open Dez spot if you’re willing. If not try for Welker if that’s a sigficant upgrade but always remember he’s 1 of 2 1/2 WR1′s that Peyton has to feed and a TE that plays borderline WR1. Just always keep in mind what you’re getting and what it’s upgrading and what you’re giving away. Just a tip, RG3 is projected to finish top 10. Even if it will benefit you, never trade with a team if it will benefit them more and give them a great team.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Comatose: Can try for any 3 if QB has been his main issue. I’m guessing with Gore leading his RBs, though, it’s not.

  9. Luis says:
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    Pick 3 please. In a standard 10 teamer. Im really lost….

    Blackmon, Bernard, F. Jackson, McGahee, Terrance Williams,

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Luis: Blackmon/McGahee/Giovani

  10. E says:
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    Pls rank for non-ppr flex this week:
    P Thomas
    MJD
    J Bell
    T Williams
    J Jones

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @E: Matchups usually help with these. I have my rankings pane open in another window, but in future please provide that.

      PT/Bell/Jones/MJD/Williams

  11. Scott Steelers says:
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    I’m thinkin edelmans production is gonna drop off drastically with dola, gronk back. Should I let him loose for terrance williams? I have nelson, cruz, ajohnson, colston. So its for wr5….

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Try moving him first as a 2-1 piece. If that fails, then if we’re talking bench upside, Terrance makes sense.

  12. Mdaddy says:
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    Two questions. Would you drop Stephen Hill for Douglas.

    Just got offered Moreno & Andre Johnson for Romo & Dez. Gotta reject right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: Nah

      Because he wants Dez, yes.

    • fitz says:
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      @Mdaddy: that trade offer is a joke!

  13. Mdaddy says:
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    Two questions. Would you drop Stephen Hill for Douglas.

    Just got offered Moreno & Andre Johnson for Romo & Dez. Gotta reject right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: Repeat, gotcha the first time.

  14. Sandy says:
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    Drop Kendall hunter for shonn Greene?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sandy: Reasonable. Go for it.

      • Sandy says:
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        @Sky: wait to see if Stacy clears waivers? Only one move left this week… Shockingly someone dropped him for graham. My priority is middle of the pack but not the most active of leagues…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Wouldn’t waste a waiver on that move, personally.

          • Sandy says:
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            @Sky: on the Greene move? Or on picking up Stacy? Waiver resets weekly by ranking so I’m always middleish regardless of if I use it

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ah, if it restarts, go ahead and use it on Stacy then.

  15. Sandy says:
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    Do you like the idea of moving thompkins for Emmanuel? Is Emmanuel a WR2/3? What about Vjax? Same owner has both so could try to make a package deal using Steve smith or bolden or Stevie johns

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Sandy: I don’t think Thompkins value holds when Gronk comes back. I’d move him for Sanders or VJax. Smaller is better, wouldn’t start adding players.

      • Sandy says:
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        @Sky: who’s better sanders or Vjax? Vjax def the bigger name

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          VJax

  16. Benny says:
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    I’m a 14 team PPR league. Literally every QB with a starting job is owned due to a format that favors QB scoring (we still only start 1 but every team has 2 or 3 on their squard). I have the #1 waiver priority this week and the following guys are avalilable. What order would you put these guys in for a claim? I have Kaepernick at QB so I don’t necessarilly need Foles. I have a pretty good lineup so all of these guys would be strictly depth or the possible “lottery ticket” if they starting stringing together big games.

    Nick Foles
    Harry Douglas
    Vincent Brown
    Keenan Allen
    Shane Vereen (dropped this week by someone and could be a good stash)

    Thanks!

    • Benny says:
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      @Benny: Also forgot to mention Rueben Randle is available too.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Benny: Douglas for volume then Brown/Allen/Foles/Randle. Not sure why you’d place a waiver on Vereen. He’s been sitting in most FA pools since the injury..

  17. CL says:
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    10 team PPR…

    E.Sanders, K. Allen, T. Williams or R. Randle?

    Grazie.

    • CL says:
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      @CL: Also, same league, I dropped Zac Stacy for Ellington. Yay or nay?!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @CL: Sanders for known volume. Wouldn’t have done that necessarily re: Stacy but they’re both low end options at this point. Like for like.

  18. Russ says:
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    PPR League with .333 pts per rush attempt and .143 pts per pass completion:
    Should I trade Russell Wilson and Pierre Thomas for Tom Brady?

    Rest of team:
    WR: Calvin
    WR: Amendola
    RB: Charles
    RB: Martin
    TE: Cook
    Flex: ?? (was gonna use Pierre in the flex this week

    BN: Joique
    BN: Ben Tate
    BN: Brandon Jacobs
    BN: DJax
    BN: Snelling
    BN: Rashad Jennings

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Russ: Go for it

  19. malamoney says:
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    Pick two for ROS in 1-point PPR league:

    Marlon Brown, Kendall Wright, Austin Pettis, Rueben Randle and Keenan Ivory Allen.

    Same league, drop Jared Cook for any of the following?

    McGrath, Reed, Or Garrett Graham

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: Wright/Allen

      Graham for floor but I wouldn’t.

  20. malamoney says:
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    Also. I have Romo and Wilson. Need I keep Wilson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @malamoney: I don’t draft two top 12 QBs to start the year so in my book no. See if you have a market before you drop someone though.

  21. Rank ROS
    RGIII
    Cutler
    Manuel

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James R: I’d keep them the way you have them.

  22. Lakitu says:
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    Sky. First of all. Long-time razzball baseball follower. Really enjoying the write-ups and podcast for football this year.

    I’m gonna go ahead and file this under “good problems”. I have 5-0 and come with week 6 flex advice as well as a “Should I make a trade” question?

    12-team PPR auction league
    My RB are as follows: A.P., Reggie Bush, Woodhead, Daryl Richardson
    My WR are: Victor Cruz, Randall Cobb, Pierre Garcon, Cecil Shorts, Alshon Jeffery

    1st question: Pick 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 FLEX (was thinking of getting cute and starting Jeffery again a TERRIBLE giants team

    2nd question: Should I try to trade away some WR depth to secure one more good RB? Should I do a 1-for-1 trade or try to package say, Reggie Bush and Garcon to try and snag a top-tier RB?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Lakitu: Glad to hear it!

      1) Wouldn’t do that with the WRs you have

      2) You’re underselling Garcon and Bush if you trade them as a 2-1. Just try Garcon straight up if you’re going to make a move but it’s not necessary.

  23. Ian says:
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    1) In a vacuum, which side of this trade would you prefer: Moreno and Ridley for Dez?

    2) Not in a vacuum, do you think that trade makes sense for my 12-team, non-PPR team?
    RB: AP, Spiller, Moreno, Miller, Le’Veon Bell, Ridley, McGahee
    WR: Nelson, Decker, Keenan Allen, (Julio Jones)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ian:

      1) Best player is Dez so Dez

      2) Given your WR situation, it makes sense; could give Allen one more week to see what he does, though.

  24. Not A Broncos Fan says:
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    12-team, PPR, 5 keeper league.

    My roster (prior to yesterday’s trade):

    QB – Peyton Manning
    RB – Lesean McCoy
    RB – Doug Martin
    Flex – Hakeem Nicks
    WR – Demaryius Thomas
    WR – Vincent Jackson
    TE – Julius Thomas

    BENCH – Trent Richardson
    BENCH – CJ Spiller

    Yesterday I traded CJ Spiller for Pierre Garcon, Stevie Johnson and Blilal Powell to give me some depth/help with byes and give me a stronger #2 WR (Garcon). Good? Horrible? Meh? Spiller would not be kept and he was my 4th RB. I believe in playing WRs at flex, so I could only play 2 RBs per week. Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Not A Broncos Fan: Reasonable. Only concern is Powell’s role moving forward with both Goodson and Ivory back there but really, your depth is fine. Move made sense.

  25. dk says:
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    Stevie J & Tony G or Colston & Garrett Graham? Also have Gronk, Dola, T.Y. & Roddy on my team.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @dk: Tony G’s targets are gonna grow. Would want his side for that reason.

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    having been beaten to graham in both leagues where i may need a 1 week replacement, due to t-gonz (bye) and/or bennett (thurs game, also possibly injured), please rank these
    pettigrew @CLE
    clark vs GB
    rudolph vs CAR
    housler @SF
    celek @TB
    myers @CHI
    eifert @BUf
    rank at least 4 of these since not all of them are available in both leagues. most are though. thanks. did get allen in the 1/2 of leagues i attempted it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @goodfold2:

      Celek/Rudolph/Clark/Petti

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: appears foles gives celek a bump (first one’s always free)… in value.

        • Sky

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          Ha, possibly. TB is bad against opposing TEs

  27. Mike says:
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    Please rank Jeffery,nicks,Blackmon ROS?
    Standard league
    Looking to make a trade
    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Nicks/Blackmon/Jeffery

  28. L-Boogie says:
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    Sorry if this is an obvious question but I’m new to FFB. 12-team, non-PPR league. Start 1 QB, , 2 RB, 2 WRs, 1 RB/WR Flex.

    QB: Bradford
    RB1: D Martin
    RB 2: R Bush
    WR1: B Marshall
    WR2: D Jackson
    Flex option: H Nicks, McGahee, Ellington, Mendenhall, Pierce, McFadden,

    5-0 team just lost Julio and wants to trade. He is offering Luck (or Rivers) for one or my WRs. I’m sitting at 3-2 (one loss I should have had, one loss was an ass-whoopin). As much as I don’t want to help the first place team, I certainly would if it significantly helped my team. Is Luck that much of an improvement over Bradford to give up one of my WRs? If so, which one should I offer up?

    Thanks dude.

    • Not A Broncos Fan says:
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      @L-Boogie: @L-Boogie: Not a big enough upgrade to give up Marshall, DJax or Nicks. Nicks is your best flext play right now. Difference between Nicks and your next best flex option is larger than the difference between Bradford and Luck/Rivers, IMHO.

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Not A Broncos Fan: I totally see your point. I’m thinking I wouldn’t give up Marshall or Jackson for Luck, but are you that high on Nicks? He had his first decent game since week 1 and still hasn’t seen the endzone (and its looking like he won’t anytime soon). The Gaints are a mess. I realize it’s only week 6, but McFadden and Mendenhall both have more fantasy points than Nicks in my league. Then again, by the same logic, Bradford and Luck are only separated by 1 point.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @L-Boogie: unless and until you are sure that your future goals (making playoffs etc.) are near guaranteed do NOT worry (goes for any fantasy sports) about whether or not you are “helping” the opponent(s). While the game might be zero sum (every gain somewhere is a loss elsewhere, in a sense) improving your own situation is almost always the best idea. Mid-season with a near .500 record is not the end game strategy of tournament poker, where you might have to worry about whether or not helping others is problematic as you help yourself.

  29. Ron says:
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    Have you ever written an article about your “Bench” philosophy? I would be interested to know how you approach the construction of a bench depedning on the league size and format if you give it much consideration at all.

    Might not interest everyone but just throwing it out there. Feel free to shoot it down in a ball of fire.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: Thanks for the idea, will keep it in mind.

  30. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Where does the Julio OFS and White maybe not coming back in Week 7 leave Matty Ice’s value? Should we shop him or hang tight and he’ll be kewl?

    • Sky

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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): He’s been a lower end QB1 most of the season. I’d shop him. Having T-Gonz and Harry Douglas as your primary targets isn’t exactly fun.

  31. Brick says:
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    Thanks Sky, I have Richardson in a few leagues, so definitely hoping for that upward trend!

    In one league, I snagged rivers off waivers to start instead of Kaep, who’s just been awful. I beat another owner to the punch and he’s been trying to buy both him and gronk from me pretty hard over the past 2 weeks. Is there a term in the Glossary for a player who constantly offers underwhelming trades?

    Anyway, here’s what our teams look like (Non PPR):
    Mine:
    QB Rivers, kaep;
    RB Charles, Sproles, MJD, Hillman, Ivory ;
    WR Colston, Demaryius, Tavon, Hartline
    TE Gronk, MartyB

    His:
    QB Wilson
    WR Bmarsh, Torrey Smith, Amendola, Mike Wallace, James Jones
    RB AP, CJ, Mcgahee, Stacy
    TE Cook

    So his current offer is Wilson, Torrey, JJ, Seattle D (I have KC) for Rivers and Gronk, that’s pretty garbage right?

    What do you think I could get from him for those two, or even just Rivers? Or would you hold in this situation?

    Thanks Sky!

    • Sky

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      @Brick: If all you’re getting is lowball offers then just tell them to come with something reasonable or stop asking. It’s one thing to try it once, it’s another to annoy the crap out of your leaguemate with them. Tell him to get real or don’t try. That’s what I’d do.

  32. Funke says:
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    10 team non-PPR league. Got Doug Martin and Giovanni Bernard at RB… would you trade Martin for Richardson… i know it seems like lateral move but I’m thinking Richardson might have a higher ceiling the way the Bucs are playing

    • Sky

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      @Funke: Tough…I probably wouldn’t do that at this point. It’s fair, though.

  33. Principle Blackman says:
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    Is Snelling dropable due to of the concussion, the bye week, and the impending return of Steven Jackson?

    I am getting sick of all of these injured RBs. I have been an owner of Shane Vereen, Ahmad, Bradshaw, Jason Snelling (on multiple squads), MJD, Chris Ivory, and I just traded for Ryan Mathews in one league (I gave up Hoyer for him so I think I’m still winning there). I don’t think I’ve ever rostered that many injuries in a single season.

    • Principle Blackman says:
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      @Principle Blackman: O I might as well add that I’m a Vick owner, to boot.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Principle Blackman: Hard to tell if SJax is back even then. They keep saying he may miss yet another week after the bye. I’d hold for now if you can.

  34. HansC says:
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    Thanks for the post.

    Trent vs Demariyus
    Which one do you prefer? PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @HansC: PPR, I’d still want DT unless I’m in major need of an RB.

  35. Kobayashi Maru says:
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    Who should I start at flex: Gio Bernard or CJ Spiller? (It’s a deep league I swear!)

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Kobayashi Maru: Like Gio’s matchup more. I’d go w/him.

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @Sky: I’m probably doing the same thing. Just thought to myself this morning that I need to put Gio in over Spiller. Hopefully Spiller figures it out and stays healthy, but I don’t think the figuring it out part comes this week.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Gio just has a really nice matchup and is the PPR back. If NE breaks out offensively, he could be looking at 5-7 catches on the day and still gets plenty of goal line work.

  36. Trent says:
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    I drafted ivory in 8 of my nine money leagues based on the recommendations of this site, and I have so much invested in him that I’m reluctant to let him go. My friends make fun of me but I know he’ll turn it around. You guys loved him and pimped him up all summer, so I loved him….and I fell I MUST hold but I keep missing out on free agent adds. :(

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      8 teamer, you need the best squad you can get. if you have better players to pick up, do it. Sounds like he’s gonna stay out there.

  37. E says:
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    Non-ppr:
    T. Williams vs WAS
    or
    Sanders @ NYJ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @E: Williams if Miles is out, Sanders if he’s not.

  38. AP offer - trade him? says:
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    I have Vick and I’m worried about his health moving forward…so I need a QB.

    Trade offer is my Adrian Peterson for Philip Rivers AND DeMarco Murray.

    Should I pull the trigger? Is this enough for AP?
    Thoughts and comments appreciated.

      • AP offer - trade him? says:
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        @Sky: OK Thanks! I guess I didn’t have my coffee this morning and had too much vodka last night.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I always want the better trade in deals like that. You already have him

          • AP offer - trade him? says:
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            @Sky: So then who do I pick up at QB incase Vick doesn’t play.

            Russell Wilson, Geno Smith, Alex Smith, Ryan Tannehill, Big Ben R, Terrelle Pryor. Who do you like the best?

            Thanks again.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Pryor

            • Cram It says:
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              @AP offer – trade him?: Wilson and Pryor are available? I hope you’re still drunk

    • Cram It says:
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      @AP offer – trade him?: I think it’s enough if Rivers becomes your every week QB. I’m not a Vick owner so I don’t know what his outlook is or his fantasy value while healthy, but if he only misses a week, and you start him ROS, you traded AP for a backup QB.

      • AP offer - trade him? says:
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        @Cram It: that is a good point also. Thanks!

  39. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team league and my current roster is:
    QB – Cam/Cutler
    RB – Jamal Charles/MJD/Bell/Bryce Brown
    WR – Julio/Colston/Nicks/Terrence Williams
    TE – Pettigrew

    I’m sitting 2-3 and with the news on Julio, ready to throw in the towel. Would you wait and see what happens- if McCoy or Bush goes down or MJD gets traded, things could improve. Or, would you try to make some moves – I could try to move the handcuffs for WR2s and sweeten the deal with Colston, who I’ve lost faith in. Maybe wait for Cam to have a big game and try to trade him? Try to trade Charles for a lesser RB1 and a WR? I’m at a loss.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Why are you throwing in the towel at 2-3? Hold

  40. Martin says:
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    Trying to buzz tower of Julio’s owner in PPR league with 2RB,2WR,1Flex. He’s 4-1 with 3 good RBs in Lynch, Murray, and Morris but needs WR help. Should I offer T.Smith for one of his RB’s and maybe try to swap DEF with my Colts for his 49ers? The Colts DEF has more points but 49ers schedule is pretty good down the stretch. My RB’s are R.Bush/Martin but then falls off to DRich/Stacy/McGahee/Vareen(IR). My WR’s are AJ/Gordon/Shorts/T.Smith/S.Smith. Sound like a good idea? Which RB do you like of his best ROS – Lynch isn’t as valuable in PPR but he’s a beast in any format.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lynch is still the best RB there, I’d pursue him

  41. Ian says:
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    I’m thinking of “selling high” on Jimmy Graham if I can get great value for him, but I’m unsure what that would be. I trust he’ll be a stud the rest of the season, but if I can get a RB or WR equivalent in value to Graham’s unbelievable (and unsustainable?) start, I feel like I should grab it.

    The potential targets in my 12-team, 0.5 PPR league are:
    RB: Lynch
    WR: Marshall, Green, Cobb

    Which of these guys would represent good value for Graham and, among those that would, how would you rank them?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ian: Who’s your backup TE? In a vaccuum, I’d take Lynch but not any of those receivers.

  42. Bryan says:
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    Is it too soon to add Harvin? Starting to hear he may be close?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bryan: Go for it.

  43. willy says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Terrence Williams or Ellington for flex fill-in this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Williams, especially if Austin is out.

      • willy says:
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        @Sky: Thanks Sky… also, Guru seems pretty high on the panthers DEF this week. Would they or any of the following be a better option than my KC vs. Raiders?

        Tennessee @ Sea
        Carolina @ Min
        Cleveland Cle vs Det
        Washington @ Dal
        Minnesota vs Car
        Tampa Bay vs Phi
        New Orleans @ NE
        Oakland @ KC
        Buffalo vs Cin
        Detroit @ Cle

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If those are the options, I think you’re making the right choice. Unless Megatron is out again this week, then I’d give Browns the higher nod. Just not huge on the Panthers defense when playing on the road.

  44. Dave says:
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    In my 2 qb league where its 4 pts per passing TD is this trade good

    I give Vick and some receiver like Kenbrell for Big Ben and like Reggie Wayne or maybe Sproles (.5 PPR too). My other qb is Luck and my receivers are Dez, Antonio Brown, Keenan Allen, Edelman, Kenbrell, Tavon

    What you think do it? I’m concerned about Vick’s health and Big Ben does have to throw a ton rest of way me thinks. Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If someone’s willing to take Vick while he’s actually injured and not playing, I’d take either Wayne or Sproles.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: I actually have Foles too I had to get him when VIck got hurt. And he even offered me the trade!

        I shouldn’t be concerned about downgrading from Vick to Big Ben? Vick can still be great this year.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ben has put up good numbers too. It’s a good trade, I’d make it

          • Dave says:
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            @Sky: Thanks one last question who would be your preference to get here Wayne or Sproles in this .5PPR? My RB’s seem pretty good with AP, Lacy, Woodhead, and Ridley.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Sproles still makes sense to me with that setup.

  45. Cram It says:
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    I was real excited about Robert Woods until the whole EJ Manuel injury. Does Tuel pretty much render Woods unplayable? Would you look to guys in the Stephen Hill, Royal, Baldwin range?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d look at Hill. Looks like Thad Lewis might start over the Tuel man…though there’ll prolly not be a big difference

  46. fitz says:
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    Some person just claimed Freeman for $44 in a $100 FAAB – 2 QB league but still WTF

    I just dropped Cook and picked up Heath Miller. Do you like him over Bennett rest of season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a PPR and for consistency, yes. Still not many big weeks for him though.

  47. Ron says:
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    How would you rank these guys 1) ROS and 2) Dynasty?

    Gio, Ridley, Lacy, Stacy, Ellington

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1) Gio/Lacy/Ridley/stacy/Ellington

      2) Gio/Lacy/Stacy/Ridley/Ellington

  48. Cathal says:
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    Just wondered what you thought of this trade: Been offered Tom Brady for giving up T-Rich and Eli.
    Eli is my only QB as a Vick. owner traded me T-Rich for Wilson yesterday(Steal?). I think the trade is spot on value wise but after reading this should i hold Richardson.

    At WR: Bryant, White, Blackmon, Smith, Wallace, Nicks
    At RB: Rice, Morris, Miller and Stephen Jackson.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ehhhh…don’t really think it’s worth it. I’d hold

  49. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you trade Graham/CJnoK for Orange Julius/Reggie Boosh?

    0.5 PPR, 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving/100 yards rushing, 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving/150 yards rushing

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Bryant
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Spiller
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Decker
    W/R – Gordon
    BN – R.Wilson
    BN – FJax
    BN – CJnoK
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Gio B.
    BN – Bennett
    IR – A.Brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For the RB upgrade, I’d do that. Sucks to lose Graham but OJ isn’t a bad landing spot.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: anyone other than CJnoK that you’d package with Graham for OJ/Bush?

  50. Ian says:
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    Thoughts on a trade of Rodgers and Garcon for Stafford and Decker? Is it fair? Which side do you prefer? 12-team, non-ppr.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ian: Rodgers side

      • Ian says:
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        @Cram It: Is it close? I’m looking to acquire Rodgers and want to make an offer that seems fair.

        • Ian says:
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          @Ian: Also, how would your assessment of the winner or the overall “closeness” change if Moreno took the place of Decker in this deal?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Still Rodgers unless you’re desperate for RB depth.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Ian: You’re gonna have to give up a better back than Moreno or a WR1 there for Rodgers.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rodgers side. It’s not close

  51. Oppo Taco says:
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    Which side Colston/vereen or zach Stacy/garçon .5 Ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Colston side for Vereen upside/potential.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: thanks, I have the Colston vereen side but I’m 1-4 so not really in position to stash vereen. Trying to see what I can get for him in the immediate return. The guy also has Reggie Wayne. Any possible trades I should look to pursue this week to try to upgrade my team? Playing a tough team and projects to lose. 12 team .5 ppr. Thanks for the input
        Qb – Brady
        Wr – Calvin
        Wr – decker
        Rb – forte
        Rb – leveon bell
        Te – cook
        Flex – MJD
        bench – Colston, vereen, Brandon bolden, Bryce brown, Keenan Allen

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Don’t think you’re starting Stacy very often if ever. Just a depth move w/little upside. You could use a TE upgrade and for your Brady to finally have a good game with Gronk back. Try and go that route. Move a guy like Colston for a more consistent TE.

          • Oppo Taco says:
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            @Sky: the graham owner has Greg Jennings, atonio brown, Eddie royal Brian hartline for wr options. Would you be ok with moving cook, vereen and maybe Colston for graham and Jennings? He might only give me graham for those 3 and while I like Antonio brown more I doubt he parts with him.

  52. Hans says:
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    Trade Bush and Cook for Martin? Have foster and Gronk

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t make that trade.

      • Hans says:
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        @Sky: So you have given up on Martin that much that you wouldn’t do that? Wouldn’t you be more concerned that Bush will get hurt and think Martin bounces back?

  53. E C says:
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    How would u rank these DSTs this week? I stream defenses and need one for this week.

    Jets, Panthers, Lions, Bucs

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jets/Panthers/Lions/Bucs

  54. Turf toe says:
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    I’m in 1st place somehow with no depth should I move jimmy graham?
    12 man ppr
    My team
    Brady/ Wilson
    Roddy, Wallace, givens, tavon and miles Austin, V brown
    Lynch, woodhead, Tate
    Jimmy graham

    Would I get witten and leveon bell for jimmy and woodhead or am I way off

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t get what you’re trying to do. Why do you need depth if your lineup is good? Hold

      • Turf toe says:
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        @Sky:
        Just feels like my season is over if lynch goes down and my receivers aren’t really jumping off the screen, I get to play both stl wr this week again, yea me
        I guess I have a few more weeks before I panic
        #firstworldproblems

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Turf toe: Problem is, you move Graham – consistent big point scorer nearly every week – for lesser parts, you lose consistency and you lose his points at that posiition. You do need RB depth but trading away one of your best players isn’t the route to go. Unless another owner is willing to overpay, you need to start picking up upside from the FA pool at RB. You drafted to have a thin RB crop, looks like. Adjusting by giving up your best player doesn’t make sense.

  55. Jorge says:
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    Standard league questions. Flex. Lacy @ baltimore, Spiller vs. Cincy or Alshon Jeffrey vs. Giants.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Spiller

  56. Aj says:
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    Thoughts on trading Dez and Kaepernik for Brees? Currently have Eli and Flacco as backups and Geno is available as well … Any reason to hold and believe in any of these QB? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      There’s no reason for you to give up a top 3 WR. Hold.

  57. pakestwo says:
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    Hankerson or T Williams as a waiver wire pickup for my flex?

    Or should I hold and start Hopkins or Tate in my flex

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Size of league? Inclined to say hold, DeAndre might become option #2 finally behind Andre w/Daniels down.

  58. Ryan says:
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    10 tm standard lg 6pts for pass td. Which side do u prefer luck, mjd, decker or Brady, AP, royal

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      the Luck side because it’s three solid starters vs 2.

  59. Ron says:
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    Eli or Big Ben this week? ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ron: Big Ben for both. Should just play matchups, though, if that’s the choices.

  60. hot dogZ says:
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    Vernon Davis or heath miller
    Emmanuel sanders or Jerome simpson
    Giovanni Bernard or ledeveon bell
    I don’t know the answers to to these questions

  61. Wilsonian says:
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    Stafford/Green for Rodgers/Cobb, which side?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: AJ Green? Rodgers by a good amount.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: yessir. And that’s what I figured. Thought I might have to toss in a sweetener.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: I’d take Rodgers/Cobb everyday of the week…except their bye week.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: Anyone out of my roster that you would toss in there that MAY get it done?

            QB: Stafford
            WR: Dez
            WR: Green
            WR: Garcon
            RB: Forte
            RB: Spiller
            TE: Graham
            W/R: Decker
            W/R/T: Gordon
            BN: R.Wilson
            BN: CJnoK
            BN: Gio B.
            BN: D.Wilson
            BN: FJax
            BN: Bennett

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @Wilsonian: Are you saying the other person isn’t interested in what you’ve already offered?

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: no, haven’t offered the Stafford/Green deal yet. Do you think I should send that and then see what happens? Didn’t know if it was too far off and I would need a sweetener in the deal.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Yeah, never overestimate expectations. It should work fine on it’s one. If not, work from that point.

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Our league has an IR slot. I currently have A.Brown hanging out in there. Vereen is available. Would you swap some players around to dump Brown and get Vereen in your IR slot?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: Nah, just hold for now

  63. Jay says:
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    What do you think about trading my Rice and Gronk for Trich and Jimmy Graham in nonppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jay: I’d have zero qualms with that.

  64. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Blackmon, Hilton or Sanders ROS

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Moscowitz: I think you have them ranked appropriately for ROS

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Sky:

        Thing is, i own A. Johnson, DA Hopkins, Steve Johnson, TY Hilton and Dem. Thomas. I would like to add Blackmon but i have a hard time to drop any of those guys. I mean considering the QB situation in Buffalo, i could imagine dropping steve johnson…its tough though…what do you think?

        shallow 10 team, H2H

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Moscowitz: 10 team, you want guys who can be studs. Blackmon can be that. Stevie could be dropped there. He’s good but not great and if you’re looking for upside, he’s not it.

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Sky:

            Exactly my thoughts. Thanks

  65. Jim Irsay's Butler says:
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    Moreno or Steven Jackson rest of season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Has to be Moreno right now

  66. the imp says:
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    Thinking about RG3 for a TE trades (came up empty on a trade offer and waiver claim last night to upgrade Fleener), I ran across an interesting article on underperforming top 12 QBs on the CBS FF site (examines Brady, RG3, Newton, Kap, Wilson…and also looks at Ryan who they are worried about http://facl.football.cbssports.com/news/24051609).
    Ends up RG3 has a very nice schedule over the next 5 weeks (@DAL, v CHI, @ DEN, v SD, @MIN). Newton and Ryan predicted to face more trouble.
    With Vick hurt I and this schedule I more or less am forced to hold…so no question really. Just making use of this more or less useless knowledge.

  67. Wilsonian says:
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    Is FJax too much for TRich if I have Spiller?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t trade you T-Rich if you were only offering me FJax…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: fair enough. Who would you add from this group:

        Stafford, R.Wilson, Dez, Garcon, Decker, Green, Decker, Forte, Spiller, Gio B, CJnoK, D.Wilson, Graham

        Just posted the whole team. I know some of these guys aren’t in the talks for Richardson.

  68. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Eli Manning, McGahee and Jeffery
    For
    Romo and Sproles

    PPR. What side is better?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d prefer the Sproles side

  69. Ty says:
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    Yo Skyronne, Someone just dropped Ridley. Should I drop the china doll aka Mathews for him ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Mathews has outplayed Ridley while healthy. I’d hold for now.

  70. Abe Froman says:
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    Greg Olsen or Kyle Rudolph at TE for ROS? Thanks, Sky!

    • the imp says:
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      @Abe Froman: I vote Olsen, and it is not close, especially in PPR.

  71. Oppo Taco says:
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    was offered sproles and AJ Green for forte in .5 PPR. im 1-4 and forte has been my best so far. was thinking of countering with maybe forte/colston/vereen for Gronk/sproles/AJ like either deal? thanks
    qb brady
    wr calvin
    wr decker
    rb forte
    rb l bell
    te cook
    flex – MJD
    bench – colston, vereen, bryce brown, brandon bolden

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d take Sproles and Green for Forte

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks for the input, may try to work gronk in there somehow. Would trading Colston and mjd for AJ Green be a better deal for me?

  72. GeorgeWompington says:
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    Love your writing sky, super entertaining. Question how do you feel about MJD. Is he a buy low candidate or is JAX really bad.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GeorgeWompington: buy low depending on what you’re giving up

  73. Sandy says:
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    Thoughts on Reggie Wayne or decker for std league Ros… Their owner desperately needs a starting rb, could try to pry them using McGahee and Steve smith or Ty Hilton or Steve Johnson ….

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sandy: you could try to get one with your low end RB’s but i doubt McGahee will get you one, need clearer info to help you on this

  74. HansC says:
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    hmm.. Hakeem Nicks vs Vincent Jackson?
    Considering V-Jax already had bye week too..

    • J-FOH says:
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      @HansC: Jacksons targets have been pretty high so far and Nicks is going to be up and down….it’s a push

  75. Bad Luck says:
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    So I just lost Julio, still have in my ppr league Jordy, Gordon, Amendola, and Percy stashed. My RBs are Charles, Moreno, McGahee, Bolden, Ellington, and MJD. WRs available are Miles Austin,
    Golden Tate, Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown, Harry Douglas.

    What’s your opinion on picking up any of these recievers to replace Julio’s spot? Should I grab 2 and drop a RB?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bad Luck: I’d strat with douglas and keep your eye Allen and Tate

  76. grayson1103 says:
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    Hey Sky,

    So I’m 1-4 on the season and MJD has been a big disappointment thus far. Other manager offered KThompkins for my MJD but Thompkins is useless to me once Gronk and Amendola are healthy.

    My planned counter: MJD and Cecil Shorts for his DeSean Jackson.

    I would be left with DeMarco/Spiller/Knowshon/Jennings/Montee as my remaining RBs and my current WR core is Nicks/Shorts/SteveJohnson/MilesAustin. I know I’m giving up more total value, but if I don’t figure to play MJD much anyway, it seems to make sense.

    I’m very interested to hear your opinion on this 2-for-1.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably an overspend there. DJax has been pretty volatile, not much different than Cecil. I don’t think you need to make that move.

      • grayson1103 says:
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        @Sky: Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          no prob

  77. dk says:
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    Would you trade either Jordan Cameron or Antonio Gates for either Fred Jackson or Knowshon? My RBs are Bush/Bell, Stacy/D-Rich, & McGahee

    • dk says:
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      @dk: 0.5 PPR btw

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gates I’d trade for Knowshon; Cameron’s of a different class in my book. I definitely wouldn’t be interested in trading into a timeshare.

  78. Wilsonian says:
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    Graham/Garcon for Orange Julius/Bush, which side?

    QB – Stafford
    WR – Green
    WR – Dez
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Forte
    RB – Spiller
    TE – Graham
    W/R – Decker
    W/R/T – Gordon
    BN – R.Wilson
    BN – Gio B.
    BN – FJax
    BN – CJnoK
    BN – D.Wilson
    BN – Bennett

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: 0.5 PPR, FYI

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Wilsonian: Rather have the Graham side.

  79. Steve Stevenson says:
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    With Austin looking more likely to play, do you like K. Allen over T. Williams this week? What about ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Keenan on both if Miles is fully playing and healthy and not just a decoy.

  80. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    Gotta disagree with you on Trent here man. He just doesn’t have it. This is coming from someone who thought he would be a sure fire stud the NFL. 349 career carries, 3.5 YPC, and only 2 runs of 20 yards or more…that’s awful. He hits the hole like he is freaking scared…always hesitant…which is why he gets so many of these little 2-3 yard runs. He rarely reaches the second level…hence the measly 2 career runs of 20 yards or more. I guess the patience he showed in college just was more hesitation than anything…you hesitate in the NFL, you’re done.

    Now we get to the excuses people have been using. First, it was Cleveland..well, elite backs overcome that. But, I think even Trent backers would now agree that he isn’t elite…not even close Now, I gotta hear it’s because he is on a new team. If anyone watched that Jags game, they will see more of the same with him…hesitation and leaving too many yards on the field. Too many runs where he hit the hole like a scared newborn baby, and then what do you know…he gets tackled for a 3 yard run. Not sure how many more times I can hear “reasons” for why he put up another 20 carry 60 yard game. Just not seeing man…been watching a fair bit of tape on him past few weeks. You look at this guy and think damn, he has all the skills and should be a monster…but he just isn’t….plain and simple.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @JoeMorgan’sMustache: I hear your hesitation issues. Still think that’ll change with some acclimation to his new offense and some involvement in the passing game to get him going. He’s also not being used to his full potential by his offense. Trent’s back there, team expects run. Not sure why they’re doing that with him, he’s good in the open field. Time will tell. Part of having a lead back in today’s fantasy leagues is having a starter who isn’t in a timeshare. You have to factor that in when evaluating whether or not he’s a buy in this setup.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Sky: Yeah I, hear ya…volume does matter for sure. I just don’t think he is going to put up the type of points some may be expecting. On a side note….should I flex Bilal Powell or Kennan Allen? 14 team league…thanks man.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Well expectation is one thing, production is another. He may not finish top 5 at his position but he should be a lock for top 8-10. There’s still value in that when consistency is factored in

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          Sky says:
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          And I meant to finish that with Bilal.

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    FJax and Spiller for TRich and Miller, which side?

    And thanks for all the help today. I appreciate your responses to the 8 million questions I’ve tossed out there.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No prob

      TRich side

  82. the imp says:
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    Do you agree it as MJD/Ellington/Matthews for PPR? Mathews was just dropped, but he has major timeshare issue now. Or is it just due to his concussion? All this is bench action behind Forte/Foster.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @the imp: for PPr I would rank it out MJD, Ellington, Matthews. I think Ellington takes off later, better stash than Matthews

  83. Michelle says:
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    Sky – Would love your thoughts on this trade. PPR league and start 3 WR’s.

    I lost Julio Jones.

    I have P.Garcon, J. Gordon, and now Chris Givens as my starting 3 WR’s. I have been offered L. Fitzgerald and J. Blackmon for Garcon. Would you do the trade? For rest of season, do you think I’m better off having Fitzgerald, Brown, Blackmon, or stick with Garcon, Gordon, Givens, and hope I can improve from the waiver wire.

    Love you columns, and your advice will decide which way I go! Keep up the sarcasm…

    Michelle

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s a gamble but I like it. I’d make that move

  84. Ian says:
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    Which side would you prefer in a trade of Cam + Martin for Stafford + Moreno? How do you rate the relative ROS value for each portion of that swap (Cam vs. Stafford, Martin vs. Moreno)?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still Cam and Martin. You drafted both higher than the other two for a reason.

  85. andrew says:
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    My Boldin or Nicks for his L. Miller?

    My team is
    QB: RG3
    RBs: Foster, Lacy, D. Wilson, Tate, Franklin
    WRs: Megatron, Gordon, Blackmon, Boldin, Nicks
    TE: Olsen
    K: Who Cares
    DST: CLE

    • andrew says:
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      @andrew:
      Also have K. Allen

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Doubt that gets it done

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nicks for me.

      • andrew says:
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        @Sky: He went for Nicks

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