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I don’t blame Fireman Ed for walking away disgustipated with his Jets.  It’s hard to stay upbeat and ready to support your team after such a performance.  By now, we’ve all learned that Mark Sanchez is a big Sir Mix-A-Lot fan with his unholy gravitational pull towards Moore’s backside.  But for fantasy purposes and for nearly as much humor we were treated to another important chuck fumble care of Shonn GreeneIs this image even physically possible if Greene were carrying the ball even halfway securely?  I’d think I had stumbled upon an odd kick formation if I didn’t know any better.  But why does all this matter to you or even Fireman Ed for that matter?  Because Bilal Powell scored one of the two Jets touchdowns on that ugly night.  He also scored two the week prior and after that fumble by Shonn, it was clear the Jets weren’t entrusting him with the ball in any situation that they couldn’t bare to turn it over.  Though Powell isn’t going to wow you – he plays for the Jets this year, cut him some slack – he is rosterable for a matchup against the team that gives up the 5th most fantasy points to opposing backs in the Jaguars during week 14.  You can never promise a touchdown but you can almost promise after the last two weeks that Bilal is the goal line guy in  New York and has averaged about 56 total yards per game during that span.  Not tempting enough for you?  Well, lets look at Michael Turner.  He’s averaging 62 yards per game total over 11 games this year is good for a touchdown about every other game and is 100% owned in ESPN leagues while Bilal is owned in less than 2%.  Yes, you can find a Turner type player on waivers and the playoffs are around the corner.  So pick him up if you need him.  Or pick him up because someone else in your league needs him and send this video via email with the subject line ‘I HAVE THE POWELL!’.  Cuz it’s fun to be a jerk sometimes.  In other 2012 fantasy football news for week 14…

Jacoby Jones - Boom or bust play call here but I liked how involved Jacoby was in the San Diego game and his targets over the last 3 have seen a steady uptick of late (3, 4, 7).  Against a porous Redskins secondary, Jones could really shine.  Plus, Jacoby Jones is just a cool name.  If your bench can’t be useful, at least you can impress a hipster.

Mario Manningham - We’ve mentioned him a few times now this week but something tells me he’s still not going to be a hot commodity on the FA market.  But if you’re a DeSean Jackson owner or a nervous Miles Austin or Danny Amendola owner, a guy who’s finally being used appropriately as a wide receiver that can stretch the field can be of use against a weak Miami secondary in week 14.  Plus he probably looks good in a Tanooki suit so there’s that.

Cleveland Browns D/ST – I know, I know a defense.  I’m a little worried they’re gonna get picked up because of how they played against the Steelers this last weekend (8 forced turnovers and only giving up 8 points on defense).  Trust me when I say they’re a decent defense but they’re really a matchup play and the Steelers one was perfect.  Well I guess perfection can happen more than once as they get to face the Chiefs in week 14.  You know, the team that did this in week 12.  The Chiefs offense is terrible.  So is the Browns offense.  Thankfully I’m suggesting you pick up their defense which ranks in the top 12 in sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.  And with that, I’ve given you a Cleveland streamer.  You’re welcome.

Dwayne Allen - Is it just me or does it seem like we had the top 12 TEs lined up by week 5 or 6 and then after that all hell broke loose?  First Dennis Pitta went AWOL for awhile and then was followed by Martellus Bennett and Kyle Rudolph into the ‘what do I do at TE this week’ hell.  Well, I’m giving you a plug and play for week 14 in case you’ve got such a dilemna on your hands.  Dwayne gets a Pats team that gives up the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in week 14.  Don’t believe that’s worth anything?  Well he dropped 69 yards on 6 receptions week 11 given the same matchup so believe me, it works.  Of course, I was looking at week 13 cross-eyed when I typed all that so THAT didn’t help.  But they do play the Titans who’re 4th in fantasy points against vs opposing TEs so even though I was living in the now when trying to think forward, I still managed to get you back to the future!  Eh, yeah, mea culpa.  Besides, when’s the last time someone named Dwayne did you any fantasy harm?  Oh wait, the Chiefs…right.

  1. Evan says:
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    QB- Big Ben, Payton, and Kaepernick
    WR- M. Colston, Lance Moore, Cecil Shorts, Percy Harvin, and Ryan Broyles
    RB- J.Charles, McCoy, Morris, and Moreno
    TE-Myers

    Is it time to drop
    -Reggie Bush?
    -Rob Gronk?

    PPR League

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Confused…who are you dropping them for?

      • Evan says:
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        @Sky,

        Drop Reggie for Shane Vereen?
        Gronk for Pitta or Heath Miler?

        I’m not sure Gronk will be back around week 15, so do I hope for the best or drop him for Pitta or Miller?

        Thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If those are your options, you’re better off with what you have.

  2. Mike says:
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    Reggie bush,Moreno,McFadden ROS?
    All 3 on waivers
    Standard league

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ugh, tough. Moreno has top 20 potential if he carries the load ROS. I’d tentatively go Moreno/Bush/DMC. Can’t give DMC a higher ranking until he’s actually healthy.

  3. Mike says:
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    Would u drop either Blackmon or TY Hilton to pick up Garçon ?
    Would u drop either to pick up Antonio Brown if Big Ben is back ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t believe the Big Ben stuff and if he comes back, I don’t think he’ll be effective. It’ll be too soon. I’d just leave Antonio alone.

      Garcon over Hilton makes sense unless it’s a return yardage league. Garcon has the chance to be RG3′s main target, T.Y. isn’t going to be that this year for Luck.

  4. Scott says:
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    D-Allen plays Tennessee Week 14 – same noise tho; bad versus TEs

    It’s been quite a few years since the Colts were in the AFC East, even if it feels like Manning vs Brady happens twice every year

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Scott, Yeah, I don’t know what I was looking at. I reworked his blurb…thanks!

      I must’ve been reliving my youth.

  5. Dynamite Dan says:
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    Morning Sky!

    I’ve in a win the last 2 games and i’m in the playoffs scenerio happening and I need some solid advice.

    I have near top waiver priority with this weeks opponent right below me.

    I could use WR help (Harvin, Fitzgerald, Moore, Hartline) but my opponent (who I am tied with) desperatly needs an RB (His RB2 is James Starks.

    Do I pick up Moreno to block him? Or do I pick up Broyles to add to my WR depth and maybe start.

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dynamite Dan, Sucks to have WR issues but I’d want Moreno even with those issues regardless of trying to block my opponent.

  6. MattW says:
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    TE for ROS, please pick top two, non-PPR league, with emphasis on playoff weeks:

    Pettigrew
    Celek
    Dreesen
    Clark
    Allen
    Chandler
    Cook

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @MattW, Allen/Pettigrew

  7. iMP says:
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    Totally agree on Greene. I have “side-stepped” (not sure it is an upgrade) to Wells this week after missing on Moreno, Bush, etc. Another option would be to take Dwyer on with the chance that I can substitute in DMC if he proves active the week (Dwyer has a late game too). Downside is that I have to trust that he remains the hot hand in PIT to produce well enough in the likely event DMC doesn’t materialize in the next couple weeks. Would you rather have Wells or Dwyer in this PPR scenario?

    • Sky

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      @iMP, Man that’s a tough one. They both have good matchups but their QB play is just terrible and could lead to getting shut down if either team sells out and just stacks the box. I’m fine with Wells over Dwyer but I wouldn’t say it’s by a landslide.

      • iMP says:
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        @Sky, Sorry confused. So you are saying you’d rather hold Wells instead of going Dwyer to get the flexibility to use DMC if healthy? I know you find it close, but does the DMC logic hold any water? Thanks.

  8. Ryan says:
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    Would u start Michael bush(if Forte out) or Moreno this week?
    Standard league
    Need a flex

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Ryan, Man, not a good matchup overall for either but Moreno can still get into the passing game. I’d have to say him.

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    To Everyone: Survivor question. There are 25 left in my pool. This week my best options are GB -9 v MIN and DAL -10 v PHI. Only 3 people have GB left in their pockets, and I wouldn’t mind holding them for a late-season trump card (likely v TEN wk 16, when everyone else in the pool will be going with TB v STL), but that said, no matter how big a disaster Philly is, I have a reeeeeally hard time backing the Cowboys and Romo in a late-season must-win division game. So, who would you go with, GB or DAL? How safe do you think a Cowboys pick would be?

    • Murph says:
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      @Steve Stevenson,

      Green Bay is not playing well at this point and the divisional matchup against an underrated Minnesota defense would worry me. Better to hold for a later and better matchup due to their record its very unlikely Rogers sits week 16.

      Cowboys lack any kind of a run game and they are allowing Romo to throw 60+ times a game. Even so I think they attempt to make a statement to blow out a terrible eagles team at home as Jason Garrett fights to save his coaching job. With foles at QB there’s a good chance we see some Dallas defensive touchdowns they have had a long week to prepare and the eagles are on a short week.

      Ten points is a lot but the cowboys have a much better chance than the packers do.

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Murph, Thanks. Picks don’t have to cover, just win outright. I just posted the lines for context. I agree I’d rather use the Pack later and they’re slumping right now, but I don’t see Minn moving the ball without Harvin and Rudolph. My head says the Cowboys are a strong pick this week, but my gut says I’m crazy to back that team. Either way, I predict drinking this Sunday.

        • Murph says:
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          @Steve Stevenson,

          Yeah totally agree that entire team is the opposite of dependable and as soon as you need them they disapear not to mention how poorly they have been at home but still like using the cowboys in terms of saving the packers and due to the short week/long week argument

  10. Murph says:
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    Vikings – Harvin =Rudolph production
    Ponder still is as terrible as it gets though

    Hate asking but best DST this week?
    Ravens
    Steelers
    Cowboys
    Panthers

    • Sky

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      @Murph, Yeah, the Bears just gave up like halfway through the game on even wasting time defending him it seemed. He had like 3 catches in a row inside the 20 with no one near him when he scored that TD. Was just weird.

      Not a problem RE: D/ST. I’m currently evaluating weekly rankings. I have Dallas the highest out of that set. As long as Foles is behind center, I’ll put about any defense against them out there.

      • Murph says:
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        @Sky,

        They all look pretty good Ravens against the Batch Bunch and Panthers against Crennel’s offense cant really go wrong either way. What a mess the TE position is this year a true rush an roulette type of scenario. Any chance a Fleener return downgrades an already mediocre Dwayne Allen?

        Can you please convince me to start Ryan over Romo this week? I can’t get last week out of my head haha

  11. Blake says:
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    I picked up Dwayne Allen a few weeks ago when Owen Daniels was going through his injury thing. Think Allen’s worth the start this week over Daniels?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Blake, Daniels is still very involved with his offense and is at least the second option in the passing game there. Can’t say the same for Allen, I’d want Owen there.

  12. Wilsonian says:
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    Is it time to pull my hair out again?

    LeShoure missed practice today without any explanation. Not sure what is going on there.

    I’ll keep an eye on it, but who would you start over him if his va-jay-jay remains sore:

    Witten
    M.Bush
    Beanie
    Blackmon
    Garcon

    Or could pick up Jacquizz or Dwyer.

    0.5 PPR. 3 point bonus at 85 yards receiving or 100 yards rushing; 6 point bonus at 135 yards receiving or 150 yards rushing.

    Leaning Witten or Garcon, but damn are those some decent options.

  13. FillyP says:
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    It’s crunch time.. I clinched the playoffs, but I’m gunning for the top spot in an epic match-up this week between #1 (10-2) and myself (9-3). In week 4 I lost to the same guy by 0.14 after a 0.7 point stat correction. Anyway..

    1) Drop Ballard for Powell or Wells?

    2) Drop Myers for Allen, Rudolph, Clark or Pitta? I have Gronk benched..

    3) Would you drop Freeman if you had RG3 for ROS? My only fear is someone will scoop him.. 1st place has Cam/Dalton.

    4) I have a LOT of injuries – MJD, McFadden, Gronk, Harvin, D. Alexander (possibly) .. should I ride the year out on all of these guys? Don’t think I have much of a choice.

    Thanks Sky!

  14. Grey says:
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    test

  15. Jeremy

    Sky says:
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    Testes

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