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Look, it’s your fault.  You’re playing through to week 17 as your championship.  No one put a gun to your head to make it that way.  You went into your options, selected weeks 15 through 17 as your playoffs so now you get to talk about backups that no one has talked about all year.  Well ok, we’ve talked about Christine Michael in passing.  He had a strong preseason for the Seahawks but we all knew the story would end there.  Seattle is Beastmode country and we all know it.  But what happens if the Seahawks lock up home field advantage through the rest of the NFC playoffs this Sunday?  What are they playing for in week 17?  I mean, I get that it’s at home and they’ll want to keep that pristine home record intact but are they really gonna roll RW3 and company out there for abuse in a game that doesn’t matter much all day?  I’m gonna have to say what my magic 8 ball says when I ask if I’ll become a famous hand model: unlikely…you’ve got a couple of hammer fingers…and why don’t you clean your nails?  My Magic 8 Ball gets a bit personal sometimes…but nevermind all that, we’re here to talk about Christine.  I have a hard time believing Turbin gets to run the show.  He’s still too important for the playoff run to put him out there too much and so in steps Michael.  Though it’s hard enough to predict the future in weekly rankings, I’m here trying to predict how a team will do in two weeks and whether or not they’ll even run their starters out on the field so give me some slack if this don’t work, y’all.  Given that the Rams are in the bottom five for points against from opposing RBs, Christine is set up for a nice day if he finds the field.  And if he goes off, we’ll have to spend the rest of the off-season hearing about him going in the 2nd or 3rd round in 2014.  Joy.  But let’s finish this show off.  Here’s the rest of the ideas I’ve got brewing for week 17 of this crazy 2013 Fantasy Football season…

Andre Holmes – Um…you’re serious right?  He’s still 5% owned and his worst line since gaining a larger role with the Raiders has been 3/63.  That was his bad day.  Steve Smith averages about 4 and 50 and is 91% owned.  I know Moore is back but Holmes still led all Oakland receivers in snaps last week and finished the day with 4/58/1 and gets to face a Broncos secondary that gives up plenty and Oakland will have to air it out if they want to keep up.  And if Denver isn’t really even playing for anything?  Could be a banner day for a guy this unowned.  Pick up Holmes, holmes!

Ryan Tannehill – This is probably a repeated request that I just have to do.  The kid is 31% owned, gets that Jets secondary in week 17 and looks like Tate Donovan.  You can’t go wrong!  For cereals, I shouldn’t have to pimp the 4th best QB over the last 4 weeks this hard to you.  Help me help you.

Michael Vick – What if the Eagles have nothing left to play for by week 17?  Division won, they can’t move up or down in the standings.  It’s playoffs and not much else.  You don’t think Vick couldn’t rip apart that Dallas defense?  Mmm-hmmm.  Consider this also a side suggestion to look into Chris Polk and Bryce Brown.

Andrew Quarless – It’s hard making this suggestion.  I mean the matchup is nice but who the heck is Quarless?  Sounds like a Superman arch nemesis.  If Bostick is still out come week 17, why not?  Good matchup.  You don’t like it?  Well ppppbbbbttt.

  1. Jim Irsay's Butler says:
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    CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK!

    Choose 2 to start from CJ Spiller, Jordan Todman, Fred Jackson, Danny Woodhead, Anquan Boldin

    Also

    Choose 1 from Andrew Luck, Alex Smith, Andy Dalton, Kirk Cousins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s here! Rankings come out on Thursday. For now, FJax/Todman/Dalton

      • Jim Irsay's Butler says:
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        @Sky: thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Word. Tell Jim I said hi!

  2. Jay Novabuss says:
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    Waiting for your rankings but if can give me a preview…
    I’ve used Andrew Luck for most of the year. He’s been great, average, and awful. This week faces Chiefs this week.
    I just picked up Kirk Cousins. Do I go with my cuz?

    Scared of bad Luck in Dallas,
    Jay

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      There’s no such thing as a preview, you’re just getting what I think when you ask a question that will be covered tomorrow :)

      I’ll say Cousins for now

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: sure there’s a preview, since you did these rankings back before the season even started, you’re just not sharing.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @goodfold2: ha well that’s a different animal entirely.

  3. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    Std 10 team league:

    With Cruz out who shld I play ( Not that Cruz was helping me much in last few weeks)?

    Need to play one of these WRs – Ace Sanders (Shorts is out) / Rueben Randle (Cruz is out) / Andre Holmes / Rod Streater

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings are tomorrow. For now, Andre Holmes

  4. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Rueben Randle? Just dropped Riley Cooper for him and now I have a logjam at my flex for week 16, I think, for my PPR league:

    Amendola @ Balt
    Randle @ Det
    Crabtree vs Atl
    Cobb vs Pitt (if he returns like it looks like he may)
    Tate vs Den (if he isn’t out with the rib reaggravation)

    Thanks as always Sky!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings are tomorrow. For now, Crabtree

  5. Spencer says:
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    In the championship of my league this week, looking for a little advice! This league counts 1 point per 10 yards rush or rec, 6 points for any TD, and 1 point per 30 yards kick or punt return.
    Who do I start at the flex spot from these choices?

    Eric Decker vs Hou
    Andre Brown vs Det
    Kendall Wright vs Jax
    Spiller vs Mia

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings are out tomorrow. For now. Wright

  6. Bryan says:
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    Gut feeling on a Qb to start
    Brady@Balt
    Cousins vs Dallas
    Tannehill@Buff

    I’m leaning Cousins.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sure, go Cousins

      • Bryan says:
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        @Sky: sarcasm?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nope! I’ll have rankings out tomorrow. For now, that move makes the most sense to me.

          • Bryan says:
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            @Sky: Cool..thanks for your insight all season.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob and good luck!

  7. J-FOH says:
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    Its holmes homie

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Puto…

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: pinche whetto

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Aye pendejo!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: Puta

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Cabron

  8. Omnificently says:
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    Pick two QBs:

    Cousins
    Brees
    Newton
    Fitzpatrick

    I hate the NO/Carolina matchups but hate not playing my stud QBs…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      For now, Cousins/Newton. Rankings come out tomorrow.

      • the balls to play Cousins over Manning?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I couldn’t see sitting PFM for Cousins, personally.

  9. Tom says:
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    SKy on first blush can I get your projection stat line for Crabtree vs the falcons this week tysm

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t really do weekly projections. I’ll throw out 4/55/1, I guess, with plenty of room for upside given that secondary.

      • Tom says:
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        @Sky:

        coo…l thanks my friend for your thoughts

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob and good luck!

  10. need2win says:
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    Playing for the title…RB Adrian Peterson against the Bengals Def or RB Bob Rainy against St. Louis Def?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Health is a pretty big factor here. If AP is a go and isn’t splitting carries, I’d still have to lean his way despite the nice matchup for Rainey.

  11. Dave says:
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    Hey sky still scrambling for a Gronk replacement as Clay did nothing for me last week. Who would you pick up and start out of – Garret Graham (if he plays and Daniels doesn’t vs Denver), Heath Miller (@GB), Zach Miller (vs ARI), Tyler Eifert (vs Min if Gresham is out) or stick with Clay I don’t know I need a good sleeper lol.

    Also Cleveland defense (@NYJ) or Detroit (vs NYG)?

    Thanks

    • Dave says:
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      @Dave: Oh and its .5PPR with the TE’s

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d be surprised if Graham plays. Z. Miller has the most upside in my book. Hard to fight how bad Arizona is against opposing TEs

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      And for now Detroit. Rankings are coming out tomorrow.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice! We are of like mind then.

      • J-FOH

        J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: like so two weeks ago, read my articles damnit!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!

          • J-FOH

            J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: nothing a little duct tape and fran drescher reading them can’t fix

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              You’re gonna clockwork orange me, eh?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: yup and probably throw some American Me in there if you know what I mean ;)

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  It’s been a while but now I’ll have to watch it again

  12. ccoville says:
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    Three positional dilemmas for Championship week:

    Who do i start at:

    QB-Cutler, Cousins, Fitzpatrick or Tannehill
    WR-Fitzgerald(concussion?), Hunter, Woods, Aldrick, Andre Holmes, Denarius, Ace Sanders?
    DEF-CAR, DET, SD?

    Thank you

    • ccoville says:
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      @ccoville: Aw man. My first official Razzball passover.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @ccoville: You’re jewish? Sorry I missed ya:

        Cousins

        How many WRs? Holmes/Denarius/Fitz?

        DET

        As always, rankings come out on Thursday. Tune back in.

  13. joe says:
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    Andre Holmes or Golden Tate? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings tomorrow. For now, I’ll lean Holmes.

  14. Zandy says:
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    Thad Lewis starting for the bills. Avoid all things buffalo? Will they be able to move the ball at all on the dolphins?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: What is this another round-a-bout question? Like you really want to know if you should start Stevie Johnson? Over who?

      • Zandy says:
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        @Cram It: it was a question to determine whether I should hope my opponent starts Miami or Detroit def and starts spiller or benches him. But thanks for the oversight cram as usual. You liking the Philly weather forecast for our bears?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Miami can be run on and it’ll be cold. I’d think most of the offense will come on FJax and Spiller’s legs and maybe Thad can sneak in for an option TD but I wouldn’t be too high on WRs. Chandler should have a good day but he hasn’t done squat with good matchups so far.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: thanks sky! Appreciate the insight as always and can’t wait for rankings tmw! Favorite part of the week

  15. Nathan says:
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    In my 14-team league’s final for the first time ever. I feel like Frodo at the base of Mount Doom. and Kansas City d/st is my Sam

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! POH-TAY-TOES

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HA! I hope no one thinks I’m a jerk when I say it. I seriously sit down and think about it then and there while doing the research. I just hate telling someone something today and then turning around and saying something different one or two days later and frustrating them.

  16. Mike says:
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    Det vs NYG, Den @Hou or Bills vs MIA… which D this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      close between Bills and Detroit. I’ll say Detroit for now but be sure to tune in tomorrow for rankings.

  17. ThE sHiT says:
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    With Cameron likely out with a concussion, do i pick up Quarless, Wright or roll with Pitta?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pitta

  18. flex says:
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    Just curious when rankings come out i might have read something about it above just can’t remember. Something about tomorrow or Thursday. Anyways thanks for all the great reads my teams are out now it is time to donate to you as I have seemed to donate to every league I have been in lately. Here is too Fantasy Baseball Season.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @flex: it’s always thurs (really early too, like 3 am central, so if you’re up late you’ll see it)

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