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I am not gonna lie, I’m doing this the lazy way.  I just spent the day watching football, cleaning house, watching more football, taking the dog for a walk, watching more football, drinking, watching, more drinking…well, you get the point.  I’m gonna recap that which is recappable and ignore that which is recrappable.  And sadly, there was much that could’ve gone in the pie hole today and instead came out another one.  But that’s for the reviews and we ain’t there yet, we’re still talking in the opener soooo…um, welcome to your Turkey hangover I guess?  I don’t know what else to say.  I’m typing this pre-podcast with the crew over at Revelation Sports.  Little to their knowledge, they’re getting me three beers in.  Ok, I fib, I’m at about five and really I still have an hour to get a couple more in.  I pray for all involved that I don’t say something stupid like ‘start all Green Bay Packer wide receivers’.  That would really make me look drunk, right?  Ok, I’m foreshadowing.  Let’s antishadow and get this going.  Here’s the three servings of Thanksgiving Night Football for the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

First Helping – Green Bay Packers: 10 vs Detroit Lions: 40

The first serving is always feeling your way through things.  How’s Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole?  It’s not bad.  How’s Aunt Deb’s sweet potatoes?  As good as you remembered.  How’s Uncle Moon Rainbow Peace Flower’s (formerly Chuck) organic free range bark biscuits?  Hrm…splintery…needless to say, it’s you making sure you know what’s good and what’s not for the all important second run.  Needless to say, it has some major success and some major failure.  Much like game one of Turkey day.  Let’s review, shall we?

Matt Flynn – Matt is your Uncle’s bark biscuits.  How he started the second half is beyond me.  Finished much like he started: throwing about 5 to 10 yards short of what the game dictated he should’ve been.  I wasn’t huge on him this week for rankings as QB17 but even I have to admit this dud was pretty surprising.  How quickly we can go from in like Flynn to out like it as well.  Let us all pray for Rodgers to come back next week…and shave that awful mustache before he does.

Reggie Bush – He’s a mudder who said he wouldn’t fumble again this year.  HE LIED.  Didn’t matter.  Tallied 182 total yards and a TD on the day.  This is why you drafted him.  He’s your Aunt’s sweet potatoes…not THOSE sweet potatoes.  I don’t care if she married into the family, dude.  That’s gross.

Calvin Johnson – More fantasy news that’s not really news: Megatron is good.  Fantasy news that is news: he got dinged up.  On what would’ve been his second TD of the day, he got his knee rolled over in the end zone as he dropped the ball and was basically not a part of the gameplan from there on out as Detroit already had a solid lead.  Then again, a 6/101/1 day isn’t the worst thing to wake from a Turkey coma to.

Matthew Stafford – Is doing his best to destroy that sense of safety his owners have rolling with him into the playoffs.  After a four turnover game last week, he follows it up with three this week.  Sure, the end stats aren’t too bad – 22/35 for 330 and 3 TDs – but unless you have never played before, we all remember 2012.  Let’s hope he’s not trending downward at the wrong time.

Eddie Lacy – I really don’t have too much to say here.  When you’re throwing screen passes to John Kuhn, it’s pretty clear you don’t know what you’re doing on offense.  I’m currently listening to the Steelers use Le’Veon well in the passing game.  After Lacy ripped the Lions for a 20 yard gain, he was only targeted twice again on a day in which the Packers were constantly worried about QB pressure.  Not sure what to tell you, McCarthy other than learn how to coach if Rodgers doesn’t come back this year.

Joique Bell – No joique’ing around, Bell still makes me wonder why the Lions signed Reggie in the first place: 19/94/1 to go with 3/34 through the air.

Jarrett Boykin/James Jones/Jordy Nelson – Combined didn’t outscore Megatron on the day.  Heck, they didn’t even catch as many passes nor gain as much yardage.  And while we’re at it, they only out-targeted Calvin 12-10.  How does a team play from behind all game and only target their top three receiving threats 12 times?  Oh right, Flynn.  The millionaire backup QB whose career path should’ve really had him greeting people at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving than starting for an NFL team.

Second Helping – Oakland Raiders 24 vs Dallas Cowboys 31

Ok, you now know what’s good and what’s not so you go back and load up on the great stuff.  Along the way through the first helping, you found some surprises that were nice.  Your cousin’s bourbon cranberry compote doesn’t just deserve to be eaten again over turkey, it deserves its own shrine.  The sweet potatoes with pecans and parmesan came out of nowhere from your weird great Uncle Herb who’s been wearing his toupee backwards since before you were born.  There’s no way he made this, one of his electronic slot machine lady friends from the bar had to have helped which now makes you wonder just how much cigarette ash is actually in it.  Doesn’t matter, still good.  But maybe that was just my Thanksgiving, on with game two…

Tony Romo – Apparently he was battling a virus this week and the numbers were pretty minimal: 225 and a TD.  For a guy who normally goes off on Turkey Day, I’m sure this disappointed just a few fantasy players and daily league players (yes, I’m both).

Rashad Jennings – It wasn’t pretty but it worked: 42 total yards but with 2 touchdowns and finished the game getting knocked the fug out with a kick to the helmet.  Let’s hope he’s ok next week.  It was clear the Cowboys, not unlike what Washington did with Kaepernick,  were trying to force the Raiders to prove they could pass the ball on them and really, it didn’t work that well, they just got lucky.  Dallas defense is an ok stream against abysmal offenses but against mediocre, you’re playing with fire.  This game was a better thrown TD pass from going into OT.  Oh and Darren McFadden is back to make this whole concussion mess much more stressful then it should be for us Jennings owners.  Thanks Obama!

DeMarco Murray – I guess I’m supposed to be impressed by the touchdowns – all three of them – but I’m still looking at what was really a poor rushing attack from you: 17 for 63.  Sure, he finished 102 total yards and threw in five receptions but I wouldn’t say I was overly impressed by Murray.  His co-part on the other hand…

Lance Dunbar – Attacked the holes when they were provided and the stats showed it: 94 total yards with 82 on the ground good for a 6.8 average.  Here’s where I’d say to scramble and pick him up if he hadn’t hurt sprained his left knee in the 4th quarter.  He went from candied yams to candy corn in a jiff there.  If you’re in a deep league and can sit on him for a while to see if he’s a go, I’d do so.  If not, you just got promised Kate Upton topless from your google search image suggestions and got a bunch of poorly done photoshop images.  Yeah, yeah they did the job but you still weren’t happy with the end result.  And now you’re not invited for Thanksgiving in 2014.

Matt McGloin – He looked a’ight.  I’m not gonna overhype him.  On the one hand, he made smart choices when under pressure.  On the other, his receivers saved him from looking bad on some pretty inaccurate throws.  All that said, I’m looking forward to starting my McGloin’s food chain here soon.  It’ll be a Breastaurant.  I don’t want to tell you what the pieces of flare will be because then you’ll know where they’ll be placed and why.

Dez Bryant – We shouldn’t be unimpressed – 7/61/1 – and yet I know we all are.  We’re still looking at how he finished the 2012 year but ignoring how he started it.  It’s ok, I traded for him and am experiencing the same.  You are not alone.

Andre Holmes – Well hello stranger.  Great adjustment on some poorly thrown balls and finished with a game high 7/136 because of it.  He looked good and his connection with McGloin looked even gooder.  I’m running out of the ability to use the English language properly as I’m suffering from both alcohol and turkey poisoning at this point.  I think what I’m trying to tell you is to pick him up if you need some upside at WR down the stretch.

Third Helping – Pittsburgh Steelers 20 vs Baltimore Ravens 22

This you shouldn’t have done.  At this point you’re just delirious and going for flavor.  You’re not hungry so why the mashed potatoes with garlic butter?  It’s clear you’re going for the knockout punch.  You’ve had your fill.  Still the day only comes once a year and you are a warrior in every sense of the word.  So unbutton your pants and sit with your last plate of food for the day and enjoy.  Just don’t eat a mint, even if it’s only wafer thin when you’re done.  And with that disgusting display, on with game three…

Joe Flacco – If there’s anyone who knows how to get his team in field goal range, it’s Flacco: 24/35 for 251 and a TD.  Seriously, the kicker got the Thanksgiving equivalent of the game ball…THE KICKER.  Baltimore had plenty of scoring opportunities in this game but they never came to fruition as Tucker stole everyone’s imagination with his heroic 5/5 day.  Go wax your eyebrows, Joe.

Heath Miller – I can’t remember but I think he had 2 TDs taken away on the night.  Finished with a healthy 8/86 for one of his better games on the year and might be finally getting at 100% after this showing.  If he’s floating around in the gravy boat that is your FA pool and you’re stuck with some schlub, he’s worth a rostering.

Torrey Smith – Lotta missed opportunities for Torrey but that’s what happens when you’re the long bomb specialist.  He still finished with 6/93/1 and is making that BUY call look nice.  We all know that’s why he played so well.

Jerricho Cotchery – He’s the modern day Cris Carter cuz all he does is catch touchdowns.  Wait, didn’t he play when Carter did?  Maybe he’s just Carter in disguise…neverthewho!  Only 2 receptions for 6 yards but one of them was a TD.  You know, the week after you dropped him because he did jack squat.

Jacoby Jones – Yeah, only had 4/53 but could’ve had a return TD if it weren’t for evil Mike Tomlin.  And before you squawk, Steeler Nation, yes he did smile afterwards.  He smiled an evil, duplicitous smile.  But enough about that, let’s talk about that Torrey buy call.  It kinda applies here as Jones has become the second best target for Flacco since returning from injury.  Definitely a matchups dependent WR3 for the playoff run if you’re desperate and since you’re reading this, I’d have to assume you are.

Le’Veon Bell – You can’t run on the Ravens this year…well, unless you’re Bell: 16/73/1 on the ground and 7/63 through the air.  He was one of the 20 Steelers who had TDs taken away from them in the waning seconds of the game.  I’m only half-joking about that number.   It was ridic.  Either way, I’ve been saying all year I wasn’t that impressed with Le’Veon.  Last night wasn’t one of those nights.  He ran very effectively.  I don’t know if that is the trend from here on out but if it is, he’s gonna beast down the stretch.  He was already a high end RB2 because of the volume alone.

Ben Roethlisberger – Went for 257 and 2 TDs.  Really, he’s been on for a while as a productive fantasy QB for a while, albeit a little under the radar because the Steelers were supposed to be ‘done’ week 5.  But with a few O-line adjustments and an improved rushing attack, Big Ben has been the perfect example off ‘used to be a sexy name, now is not and now everyone has forgotten’ kinda guys.  Still has been struggling with the deep ball a lot by comparison to previous years but the numbers for a QB12 or QB14 will be there by the end of the year and most of it will have come in the second half of the season.

Ray Rice – I’m just putting him here so you can spew your hatred at him in the comments.  We all know there’s nothing of fantasy worth to talk about here.

And that concludes your Thanksgiving football feast recap.  Now pardon me while I go sleep off my giblets and gravy hangover of my own.  Happy holidays everyone and to my Canadian friends…well, you’re doing it wrong.  Whose fault is that?  I keed, peace out!

84 Responses

  1. J-FOH says:
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    I love Ray Rice, he allows me something to write about later…..Hello Bernard Pierce

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The Ravens are so bad at running the football this year, it’s not even funny

  2. J-FOH says:
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    I’m glad you commented on Murray. I thought he looked pretty Meh, I’m thinking Jerry Jones has him on his fantasy team. Really though, how do you reward a strong running performance, hand the ball off to the other guy who went to the same college as the owner. I can hear my buddies phone call to me later today, “I just have to say that I’m a genius for playing Murray, I had a feeling he was going to have a monster game” I just got a little puke in my mouth.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      TDs are rarely a result of work put in in the actual game. It’s why I don’t like awarding 6 points for them in the fake game. We’ve come up with ratios on yardage to equate to points, interceptions, fumbles but we just assume a 6 point TD in the real game should equal that in the fake. 3 for passing, 4 for other would make alot of sense to me. Of course, PPR(rush and rec) as well as complete/incomplete is in that scenario as well.

      But onto real football: Dallas rushed it almost 30 times in the game. That has to be some kind of record for them. They always find a way to abandon the run. Might be a sign of change for them that would benefit everyone involved.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I’m sols. Next year changes are a comin to my league. Did you get my post?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’ve been busy all day. I’ll have to get you out there tomorrow. Sorry about that. In fairness, outside rankings it’s a quiet week because of the holiday.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: damn, if you have time it would be great today. I have the Guru’s podcast tonight and I like to be able to reference it.

            • Prez says:
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              @J-FOH: guru has a podcast? Where?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Prez: follow me on twitter and you’ll find out

                • Prez says:
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                  @J-FOH: haha.. okay you talked me into it…

                    • Prez says:
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                      @J-FOH: *hurrys to change photo*

                      Honestly.. i dont even know how to change my photo.. i have no photo… Im an egg.. i never use it, ever, and follow like 10 ppl. Im prezii_.. who else in the world is named prezii? Nobody… Thats why it was available.. duh!

                    • Prez says:
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                      @J-FOH: i left you a nice little question too.. is baseball here yet?

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Prez: it’s a good resource fr other experts and specialists. If I can’t get a hold of a writer on the site sometimes I’m able to get them on Twitter….as a back up of course.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Sorry about that, mid-morning article pushes aren’t always the best time to get one through. I was out of the house all day yesterday, catching up on some questions on here now.

  3. The imp says:
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    Yesterday was not my best: Boykin dies with Flynn, Streater largely left out of a Raider effort that destroyed my Dallas DST. Of course I dropped Heath to go get Streater and Cle and Buf Get dropped this morning too late for me to use. Maybe another Gordon miracle will resurrect my team’s chance at a bye.
    Who would you drop to grab Buf for next week: nicks (5th wr), ellington (4th rb) or none of the above? Ii’ m also thinking I should go get Ivory again for Ellington since he is practicing.

    By the way “not best” is strictly FF. Hope you all are enjoying your friends and Fam as much as I am.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks man glad FF didnt ruin the good of the day.

      I don’t trust Ivory, I’d drop Nicks for BUF.

      • The imp says:
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        @Sky: Hate to say I don’t trust most of my team. So have you seen better news than I about Ellington ‘s knee? I think he will be inactive and thus I could maybe get him back. Nicks will be scooped up for sure if he plays even decently on Sunday night. Sorry to ask for advice and then argue another side like a teenager…lol

        • Prez says:
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          @The imp: nicks is done son… Drop and forget…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @The imp: Sorry for the late response. You know what you’ve gotten from Nicks this year. If someone wants to race you to waivers to get that, I think you’re doing yourself a favor.

          • the imp says:
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            @Sky: No worries on timeliness. Appreciate you help as always. It is a goal of my to stop asking no brainer questions about players I overvalue, but as you can see I haven’t made it yet.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha no worries. Hope you’re doing good today!

              • the imp says:
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                @Sky: Started slow on Th, but Flash Gordon’s 68 points (league is WR friendly) has put me in a position to compete or lead when RG3 and Reed (hopefully) hit the field tonight. Hope you are making/finding some luck this week.

  4. Sky – need the win to get in! $$$ you’re my guy.

    Scoring – 1 pt / reception, 1 pt / 10 yds rushing, 1 pt / 15 yds receiving, 6 pts / touchdown

    Flex Question — (pick 1, please)
    Lamar Miller @ Jets (solid rush D, on road, shit weather, terrible O Line, with no D. Thomas) or Cecil Shorts @ Clev (Joe Haden matchup, likely playing from behind).

    Leaning Shorts, but doing mental gymnastics. Help!

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Word, it’s Shorts for me. Good luck!

      • @Sky:

        Yikes – me too. Lets go Shorty

  5. Randy says:
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    I’m in a must-win game to make the playoffs. My opponent already played Joique Bell and Rashad Jennings, and has Peyton Manning, AP, AJ Green, Gronk, etc, waiting in the wings. Does this mean I should play players on my team who might have higher upside vs. safer? Like, the rankings would say play Moreno over Spiller. But, I’m feeling that Moreno’s ceiling might be lower (him being limited or might reaggravate something), whereas Spiller could maybe go “off”….but has a lower floor and harder to trust. Basically, if you needed 1 RB, 1 WR, and 1 flex (standard) out of Moreno, Vereen, Spiller, Garcon, Allen…should I go by rankings only or deviate in any way for the sake of upside given my opponent’s team?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Randy: I say go for the glory. If I was you I would play Spiller and Allen for sure. If it’s PPR I would go with Vereen first then Garcon last

      • Randy says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks! Then at this point for me, it’s Forte/Spiller and Gordon/Allen. Just to confirm, who would you then put at flex (non-PPR) out of Garcon, Moreno, and Vereen? I also have Michael Floyd.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Randy: that’s a tough call, I would literally flip a coin between Floyd and Garcon if Moreno is out. If Moreno plays I see him more likely to get a TD than Vereen or the others. When I answered before I was thinking PPR. That being said it doesn’t change my liking of Allen over the others

  6. Prez says:
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    1.) I have wright and hilton to choose from this week at my wr3.. who gets the nod? Thinking hilton.

    2.) Now that stacy is going to play… Pick 3. Woodhead, stacy, tate, morris. Was leaving stacy out before today.

    3.) Scared of rg3, rather start ej manuel? I remember you had him ranked higher, although this isnt really a time to get cute. Need to win this week, big time.

    4.) Last one. Flex spot — gordon, ridley, tate, harvin, stacy. Had gordon in before today.

    Both leagues are non ppr. Thanks sky! Make my life easy please!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Prez: 1) Hilton
      2) Morris, Stacy, Tate
      3) RG3
      4)Gordon, whose your RB in this one?

      • Prez says:
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        @J-FOH: im afraid to start stacy.. why risk it when i have perfectly good backs ya know?

        And my rbs are lynch and mccoy in #4. Team is stupid stacked…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Prez: yeah then Gordon
          I like taking risks, I only like Woodhead in PPR, but it’s not a bad play.

          • Prez says:
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            If i lose im going to be booted from the playoffs, so i need to make the right move. risky is not what i want to be at this point.

            Right on tho!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Prez: read the article tomorrow, i call you out again

          • Prez says:
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            @J-FOH: i was lookin for it today what happened?

  7. Project Merkin says:
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    Don’t forget to watch BC play tomorrow, Andre Williams for Heisman?

    @Andre44Williams on the twitter machine

    Andre set to Super Mario music, pretty funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Df4IKO_04

  8. Bryan says:
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    Stacy looks like he’s starting…would start him over any of these three?

    Josh Gordon
    Garcon
    Desean Jackson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Maybe over DeSean but probably not

  9. Bryan says:
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    That is what I considering too..hate the matchup for both.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah same. Think the Eagles offense just more reliable

  10. Zandy says:
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    Are rankings updated for recent injury news?
    Have to pick two for this week: Stacy Rainey Mathews jstew bolden ogre
    Assume Keenan Allen is a better flex than picking a third rb?
    Standard league as always thanks man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not all but none of those guys really get moved by injury news…already ranked guys assuming they’d play.

  11. Dead Heads says:
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    So Harvin has been ruled as “Doubtful” for sunday’s game, I’m looking at a hogepodge of guys to replace him… Marquise Goodwin, Justin Hunter, and Bobby Rainey. Any suggestions? It’s a big time matchup for me, if I win i’ll lock down a first round bye, but if I lose I’ll be the 5th seed.. after 1st place everybody is neck and neck.

    • Sky

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      Hunter/Goodwin could blow up. I like Hunter the most for a big day if we’re talking gambling flex position.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Dead Heads: how is rainey still available? terrible matchup this week, rankings would tell you goodwin or rainey (hunter is lower than goodwin)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: if you are even talking about hunter and goodwin you are in at least normal (12 team) sized lead. I’m betting guys like tolbert/greene/t-rich/run DMC/ingram are owned but not rainey (a starter)?

  12. goodfold2 says:
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    picked up hunter for benching nicks (whether hurt or not). this is in RCL where my team is basically 5th best team (4th-6th very close) but 3rd worse in record (bad scheduling, or “defense”); but have really good shot to knock jay wrong out of playoffs (he beat me back in first 2 weeks) and if I beat him by like 17 move ahead of him in pts as well. Didn’t notice you actually have hunter ahead of nicks anyway. I agreed after seeing absolutely nothing on waivers but hunter. also am playing fitz over luck in this, my last week in RCL for the year.

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      @goodfold2: should read “third worst” (record, 4-8).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cool man good luck!

  13. brick says:
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    Hey Sky,

    So I could choose between Rivers or Kaep tomorrow, but there’s McCown, who you have 5th, on waivers. Is it worth it to drop Kaep/Colston/Ivory for McCown this week, or should I just gut it out with rivers?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want McCown. Drop Colston

  14. goodfold2 says:
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    even with PT facing SEA (12th against running with adjustment) def you have C.johnson (against pretty bad IND run defense, 22nd with adjustment) below him this week too? Also have Vereen and A.Brown, but obv they are both playing. Adjustments done from http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/teamdef.

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      @goodfold2: is dalton lower than luck due to a. having better receiving options, b. SD having the worst adjusted def (same metrics as above) or c. luck being bad lately? In all seriousness, the only reasons I can see why Luck would be higher this week is CIN should be able to run the ball str up SD’s ass (also worst run def in league), thus lowering the total throwing Dalton should have to do, and IND having no decent run game (however TEN is 23rd vs run, middle of road vs pass) would likely make Luck throw pretty often. Those 2 reasons winning out or something else? Only linked this and the above question due to the math being the same.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s because he’s Andy Dalton. The same guy who threw for 98 yards against the Browns because he couldn’t do anything with Haden covering Green. He’s really just not that good and has been inconsistent all year.

    • Sky

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      Chris Johnson has been hit/miss even with good matchups. I expect PT to stay involved all game with Seattle not having their typical DBs. Plus CJ hasn’t been very involved in the passing game so far this year.

  15. Percy Whipped says:
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    Standard league

    Start Spiller or Keenan Allen in the flex?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Allen

  16. Cram It says:
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    Happy last day of the regular season. Good luck.

    Are we worried about Ellington? I know he’s playing but….Would you start Whitaker or Justin Hunter over him at flex?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Never mind. Ellington’s out. Fart.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I am officially worried about him. Given that Bruce already hates him for some unknown reason, I’d go with upside and roll Hunter out there.

  17. SimplyComposed says:
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    I don’t care really how Le’Veon Bell did against the Ravens he is a below average running back that plays for a team that is similarly as bad. Two good games against the also mediocre Ravens does not want a spot on any fantasy team yet alone a start.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Kinda preaching to the choir here. Pretty much already said that in the blog…

  18. Safety First says:
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    Last second questions….

    Got burned by Lacy and Boykin.

    I need the safest plays. Winning doesn’t matter just need safest plays to get points. Can’t have any 0-5 pt guys.

    .5 PPR

    Lamar Miller, Stacey or Dennis Johnson

    Randle or Roddy?

    Thx!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stacy

      Randle

  19. goodfold2 says:
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    at least in RCL where I started luck and hunter (didn’t think he’d barely be used after heavy use last 2 weeks) i’m already out. Not the time of year to have tied your cart to luck and rodgers (2 leagues of each, thank god I got mccown in one of the luck leagues). If Rodgers doesn’t come back soon (or at all, like they are finally mentioning) I really will feel stupid from not trusting Foles’ after his 1 bad week. Fitz/Tolzien/Eli (probably somebody else next week) are not having their good weeks when I play them.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah that concern about Rodgers I did my best to voice when he was initially hurt. Tough week. Hunter got looks but Fitz was shaky all day

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: I know you did, the very day it happened. I would’ve looked just as smart as I feel dumb now had I not dropped Foles just before that one his one bad day (it was really bad for the 3/4 of game he played before concussion) in both Rodgers leagues. In the league where I’ve already won the conference like 2 weeks ago I also probably should’ve saved both cutler and mccown the one week cutler came back. at that time I had grabbed both, but then dropped mccown the day cutler actually played. So on that team I had both of the 2 best waiverable QB’s that now still are starting (and could’ve very believeably won superbowl in one simply had I saved at least one of foles/mccown)

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          @goodfold2: so far have missed out on 12 and 14 per week average in the 2 leagues I dropped Foles in. Guess that means I’ve learned to actually keep a good (better than waiver level, no reason to hold guys of that nature) backup in future seasons. Might still get to super bowl in the one league, but my non-Rodgers or Foles roster simply isn’t as good as the guy with the most points and the best record in the other conference.

        • Sky

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          Yeah, sounds like a string of bad QB luck overall. Hard to play out those turn of events without hitting on one good thing in it.

  20. goodfold2 says:
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    martellus bennett with 14 yards really hurts too.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He got hurt early. I’d guess he was fairly limited after that

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: probably shouldn’t have gotten cute and benched v.davis simply due to matchups. Watching this SF-STL game he looks too good to bench due to matchups. Down 14.8 so far having benched him. Didn’t know Bennett had gotten hurt. If he stays hurt at least it will take that possibly bad decision out of my hands in future weeks. Also maybe MIN pass defense so bad why throw short when you can throw long to the superstar Jeffery (I will be getting likely 5th seed instead of 8th due to Jeffery in another league, even with playing against Cameron)

  21. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    can’t believe it’s finally come to pass that I look dumb having dropped ben tate. I dropped him the first day news came out that he had 4 broken ribs. How he’s not only played, but just today had his first game after playing for many weeks (and also having picked up even more injuries).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough call with him. First day he’s looked good for a while

    • the imp says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’ve tried to regret not picking up Tate, but just can’t do it. The Pats look susceptible to the run and the Texans followed up Denver’s discovery.

  22. Shadow says:
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    Hey Sky, I have to ditch a TE to pickup a decent DEF for week 14 since Carolina isn’t the best choice. Which one do you see as most valuable ROS, Reed or Cameron? I figure I’ll pick up Ertz in week 15 against Min since they’re pretty poor against the TE’s. Thanks

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      @Shadow: I forgot to ask, my other team has both Cameron and Fleener, wondering which one to keep ROS there as well.

      • Shadow says:
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        @Shadow: Thought of another one. Since Harvin is still not ready to rock & roll would it be a good move to drop him fro Edleman? I need help in WR’s since this team has Wright, Jackson, Nelson & Harvin. Thanks again.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Eh sure. Don’t think it’s that much of a move though.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Fleener

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cameron. Browns don’t know what they’re doing.

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