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At some point, we’re going to get old. Technically, some of us are already there (children of the 80’s unite!). Okay, we’re not that old, but age is probably subjective anyways. And before I give myself an existential crisis, the point I’m trying to make is that Fantasy Sports might be one of those things that don’t have a shelf life. But this season has made me question that conclusion more than usual. I mean, sure, there are things we can do to spice up the experience. Like Craigslist and sex, maybe we’d pay attention more if money is involved, thus, the evolution of money leagues. DFS is, of course, an offshoot. But with NFL’s noticeable ratings drop this year, talk of rearranging when commercials are shown (haha, dream on), the retiring of Thursday Night Football (naw, Jags vs. Titans is always a good idea!) have been some of the things discussed internally. But time is a flat circle, maaaaaaan, so I wouldn’t expect much of anything the NFL does to change. The officiating has been garbage, the penalties for celebrations is an infringement on my right to not eye-roll infinitely. And really, whatever that was on Sunday Night Football last night, which was flexed!… It’s almost as if they aren’t even trying. (Can’t quite tell if I’m talking about the NFL or the Panthers.) The Chargers lost, but I think you already knew that based on this lede, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be mopey. What’s that? Westworld won’t be back on until 2018? Okay. Time to burn this motherf*cker down!

 

Jay Ajayi12 CAR, 61 YDS, 5.1 AVG, 19 LONG and 6 REC, 26 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 13 LONG, 7 TGTS. So, the Dolphins are pretty sh*tty. The one bright spot, well, it’ll be interesting how Ajayi’s value settles from here on out. I’d like to call him a tentative RB1 next year, but the comparisons to 2015’s breakout Devonta Freeman might have been slightly premature, as Ajayi already seems to be turning into 2016’s letdown Devonta Freeman. Still, give him some credit for the fast turnaround though. (To be fair, he looked much better yesterday with the return of Branden Albert and Laremy Tunsil.)

Derek Anderson0/1, 1 INT, 0.0 RTG. Benching Cam Newton for a play was actually a brilliant tactic by Rivera to distract Pete Carroll. Right now, Carroll is too busy trying to figure out how the Illuminati fits into all of this…

Matt Barkley11/18, 192 YDS, 10.7 AVG, 97.5 RTG and 4 CAR, 3 YDS. The incredible lack of talent on the field notwithstanding, the Bears versus Niners game looked glorious in the snow. For about five minutes.

Le’Veon Bell29 CAR, 118 YDS, 4.1 AVG, 19 LONG and 6 REC, 64 YDS, 10.7 AVG, 21 LONG, 7 TGTS. Le’Veon F*cking Bell is the name on his birth certificate, right?

Blaine Gabbert4/10, 35 YDS, 3.5 AVG, 50.0 RTG and 1 CAR, 1 YDS. I bet you Jim Tomsula listened to this game in his rusted out El Camino, driving through the Ozarks going: “Glad I don’t have to deal with That sh*t anymore.”

Ted Ginn Jr.5 REC, 80 YDS, 16.0 AVG, 1 TD, 55 LONG, 6 TGTS. Ted Ginn was protesting Mike Pence’s vice presidency by grabbing balls non-stop. I’m sure he’ll be back to normal in no time.

Julio Jones7 REC, 113 YDS, 16.1 AVG, 21 LONG, 9 TGTS. You know, when a wide receiver draws a pass interference call, they should get fantasy credit somehow. And no, I don’t own Julio Jones… in some leagues.

Colin Kaepernick1/5, 4 YDS, 0.8 AVG, 39.6 RTG and 6 CAR, 20 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 9 LONG. Pretty sure Kaepernick played the long con, growing that Afro to keep his head warm for yesterday’s game. Speaking of which, is 39 combined passing yards for the 49ers some new Chip Kelly innovation?

Eli Manning24/39, 195 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 69.9 RTG and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. I love early December when the first crop of fresh Manningface sightings are in full bloom. And I was only half-paying attention when they said something about how Eli’s cleats were for some kind of Taco Bell kid’s cancer foundation? Or did they say that Eli’s cleats smelled like a Nachos Bellgrande? These are the important questions that need to be asked…

Cam Newton14/32, 182 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 1 TD, 72.7 RTG and 3 CAR, 12 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 9 LONG. I look forward to putting the same amount of effort the Panthers displayed last night into my workweek.

Thomas Rawls15 CAR, 106 YDS, 7.1 AVG, 2 TD, 45 LONG and 1 REC, 12 YDS, 1 TGTS. Man, that Carolina defense opened up like they were Luke Kuechly’s tear ducts mid-concussion. (Too soon?)

Philip Rivers15/26, 225 YDS, 8.7 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 79.8 RTG and 3 CAR, 18 YDS. My inner monologue: Just have a drink and remember that the sooner the Chargers are completely eliminated from playoff contention, the sooner I can go do other things with my time while waiting for the official L.A. move notice. Like drink more. My inner monologue, part two: Are alcohol IV’s a thing?

Matt Ryan22/34, 297 YDS, 8.7 AVG, 1 TD, 1 INT, 90.0 RTG and 3 CAR, 23 YDS, 7.7 AVG, 12 LONG. Gaining and losing the lead in the same touchdown… it’s an amazing new level of failure that only Cleveland fans knew about… until now.

Alex Smith21/25, 270 YDS, 10.8 AVG, 1 TD, 125.0 RTG and 3 CAR, -3 YDS. Wow, that’s the longest pass by Alex Smith I’ve seen in years! Decades even!

James Starks (4 CAR, 1 YDS, 0.3 AVG, 4 LONG) and Christine Michael (9 CAR, 19 YDS, 2.1 AVG, 7 LONG) – I’d rather jump on a bicycle that has no seat for three hours than own a Packers “running back”.

Ryan Tannehill29/40, 226 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 1 TD, 3 INT, 63.1 RTG and 1 CAR, 0 YDS. Tannehill definitely voted for Trump, right? I’m pretty sure his fantasy football profile has “DEPLORABLE” written somewhere on it…

Carson Wentz36/60, 308 YDS, 5.1 AVG, 1 TD, 3 INT, 58.2 RTG and 3 CAR, 16 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 10 LONG. Boy, this hype train derailed fast, didn’t it? ETA until Eagles fan wants Sam Bradford back? I’ll give the over/under at three weeks.

Albert Wilson4 REC, 48 YDS, 12.0 AVG, 21 LONG, 4 TGTS and 1 CAR, 55 YDS, 1 TD. Andy Reid just ate a coordinator in celebration of this fake punt working. And also called a timeout. Because ef timeouts if you’re Andy Reid.

 

Final Thought

Chargers season in a nutshell…

 

 

  1. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Morning, Jay! Hope all is well.

    So I clinched a first round bye. Week 15 Brady is @DEN and Bradford is vs IND. My league favors volume big time. There is no penalty for picks and 0.5p/comp. Really leaning toward picking up Bradford. He dinks and dunks, the Vikes are fighting for the playoffs and the Pats have all but clinched a first round bye. What say you? Sly as a fox or getting too cute?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I hate life! Haha, all is good. I think it’s okay, yeah. I do like that Indy matchup right now.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Jay: Thanks man. Stay positive.

    • Deck says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: I gotta say I think this is getting far too cute. I know you don’t know me but in playoffs in all 3 leagues. I would only do this with a guy far better than Bradford.

  2. Blake says:
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    what the heck happened with Kapernick? I started him with that great matchup. I wasn’t able to watch that game

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blake: snow and sleet, plus cold.

  3. Chris says:
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    So do I roll Moncrief or Marshall tonight? PPR and already have Luck going. Down 24 points and he has Nick Folk….

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chris: Probably Moncrief for the chance at double dipping.

  4. Buzz says:
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    Hello jay! Going to need a Monday night miracle & good vibes sent my way; close matchup I don’t have a great feeling about it I have moncrief opponent has forte yikes! Here’s to hoping moncrief outscores forte fantasy wise!

    I hope the colts are up huge to the point where the jets rest their starters !

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Buzz: Vibes sent! Good luck man.

      • Buzz says:
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        @Jay:

        Did not see that coming first quarter and already two TDs from Dwayne Allen . Lol luck please spread the ball to moncrief too sharing is caring & I just noticed Espn app is down

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Buzz: Yeah, I didn’t even know Dwayne Allen was still alive.

  5. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    20 team PPR 1 QB/2 RB/ 3 WR/ 1 TE/ 1 flex
    QB rivers
    RB bell/howard/kelley/burkhead/langford
    WR s.smith/lee/m.wilson/jeffrey/t.smith/jj nelson
    TE jimmy/l.green
    drop which for which of p.turner/bellamy? i have to wait just one more week to get jeffrey back. and being playoffs need to win that week. waivers tomorrow and i’m certain both of these will not be owned in about 32 or so hours.

  6. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    14 team PPR. same starting as above
    have these at RB, just lost bibbs
    RB booker/mccoy/both KC guys

    grab what order of these: burkhead/sims/forsett/d.will (PIT)/morris/the guy named after a car that was itself named after a girl (c.michael)/drake. can only have one so i’ll just set the waiver (FAAB) for whatever order.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: also have these for WR
      a.brown/diggs/parker/inman/t-will (SD)/boyd
      2. drop any of them for a 2nd from that RB list above?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: No, I like all of them right now as holds. If it has to be a guy, maybe T-Will, but I don’t think it’s worth for any of those RBs.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Jay: wow, really, t-will below both inman and boyd eh. hmmm. yeah hold them all though.

  7. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    just noticed IND’s punter is also their kick off guy, how common is that (obvious viniteri is old as sliced bread)

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Jay: went to go look up how good he might be at it as a punter, but espn doesn’t even have kickoff distance listed. garbage, i’ll check at nfl.com

          • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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            @Jay: it was at nfl.com. removing any kicker/punter who had less than 8 attempts he’s 14th in average distance, so pretty good.

  8. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    ok, even with benching stafford for kaepernicking, my 2nd highest score of the week (and i’m like 230 points ahead of 2nd place, but in this league we start and score a LOT (i average 187 per week, have 185 right now, losing by 3 and change to guy i’ll beat for division if i win) with IDPs) will win if vinateri just gets another 4 points total.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: jebus the NYJ are a complete mess, drops, not being ready for snaps, Rams like late out of bounds penalties. did they already fire a coach or is that coming (maybe again) in the next few weeks?

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          @Jay: vinateri can ice me right here.

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves: oh that was weird, some shit showed up on my TV (cable provider shows when house phone gets a call right through the middle of the screen) so i was like 95% sure he missed that. hooked late back. man you gotta be good, i mean, who else’s kicks hook BACK!

        • Todd says:
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          Jay, Watching this Jet game is a couple of hours of my life I can’t get back…..Do you more confidence in Cousins or Wilson next week??? Thanks.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Todd: Leaning Cousins right now, but I’m curious what the separation will be. They feel close.

            And I think we could say this about all MNF games this year…

            • Todd says:
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              Jay, I had more fun watching that brutal Bear game yesterday…..At least they came to play…..and Kap had a chance to meet Old Man Winter…..I don’t think he enjoyed it……

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Lost 4 of my last 5 but still clinched 6th place and making the playoffs.. trading David Johnson and Travis kelce for Murray and gronkowski really hurt..

    Who do you like for TE this week? I currently have CJ Fiedorowicz

    CJ @ IND
    Lance Hendricks vs ATL
    Ladarius Green @ BUF

    Also pick 3 of these players to fill my WR/flex spot:
    -Tyler Boyd @CLE
    -Sammy Watkins vs. PIT
    -Kelvin Benjamin vs. SD
    -Tyreek Hill vs. OAK (Thursday night game but KC can tie Oakland for first in the division)
    -Taylor Gabriel @ LA
    -Marvin jones vs. CHI
    -Mike Gilislee v. PIT

    I currently have benjamin , hill and Boyd going. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Haven’t started on rankings yet, but Green seems attractive here. And right now? So early to decide, but maybe Boyd, Watkins, and Gabriel. Jones could sneak in. Probably over Gabriel.

  10. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    man who do these QB’s blow to get these comments, they just said this “isn’t fitzmagic’s fault, he tries his little heart out blah blah”, this is RIGHT when he throws a completely awful pick.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mantis Tobaggan MD: This is what they do best. I can’t even understand Collinsworth any more with Brady’s balls stuck in there.

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        @Jay: they aren’t wrong that many NYJ don’t give a shit about this game and/or the coach doesn’t know what he’s doing (esp on defense) but that doesn’t speak well to fitzmagic either.

  11. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    i thought if the ball falls out of bounds that’s not a touchback, unless the fact that the ball itself broke the plane counts as it being in the end zone, in which case they got it right. that ball hit the out of bounds line when it first hit the ground. pretty sure the refs just wanted to get out of that half.

  12. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    ok, now THAT was apt statement making fun of how the defender on NYJ made a “wipeout” gesture after hilton dropped a ball as if he somehow was “locking down” hilton, in a game they are losing by over 30. now let’s get that honesty up when fitzmagic throws an awful pick, or petty throws the ball well over a WR’s head, not “he couldn’t get under it”.

    they should really get these guys for those cop murders, the story could read “another man ran into a bullet that out of a cop’s gun today”

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mantis Tobaggan MD: Haha, yeah. The things on mute for me and off screen for a bit. These weekday games this year, more than others, has been dreadful.

  13. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    12 team PPR no flex, 2 RB, 3 WR
    QB brees/stafford (hope whatever was up with bree’s throws week 13 isn’t injury that carries over, all my best team in season will have gone for naught)
    RB bell/howard/kelley/d.lewis/c.thompson/d-will (PIT)
    WR hilton/t.will (SD)/hopkins/watkins/cobb
    TE graham

    1. drop any RB for any of: burkhead/sims/henry/zenner/d-wash (DET) (same as with WR, might be more than 1)
    2. drop cobb for any of: meredith/mitchell/boyd/lafell (if more than 1 what order, it might be all of them)
    waivers reset every week so i’ve got worst one all year.

        • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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          @Jay: hehe, i was never one of those guys who thought much of the montgomery hype even at it’s best. of course the amount of d.adams drops i’ve seen in last 2.5 years i also didn’t see him overtaking cobb (till maybe years later when cobb was old)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Flowers misses his old glasses… he’s ok tho: Thompson for Sims is okay, but not really necessary. I’m fine holding here. Cobb is an okay drop for Boyd, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up close to each other for this week’s rankings. Any playoff teams out there light on WRs? If so, I might move Thompson for Boyd as well.

      • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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        @Jay: ok, so thompson goes for some RB/WR value. cobb seems to have no upside anymore, wonder if he had some leg injury (thought his most recent stuff was shoulder/upper) last year that slowed him permanently.

        so in general these ranked like this i suppose ROS: boyd/lafell/mitchell/meredith

  14. Zandy says:
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    Jay thanks again for all your help this year
    I finished 8th in a 12 teamer at 6-7
    I was 4th in points for
    But I was 1st (or last) in points against
    Quite the bummer

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Of course! Doesn’t seem like I helped you enough though… but the points thing usually just means some bad luck was involved.

  15. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, which defense do I pickup, dropping the Ravens;

    – Cincy @ Cle
    – Lions v Chicago
    – Cards @ Miami (probably avoiding as previous owner)
    – SD @ Carolina
    – ATL @ LA

    Than at QB, do you play Big Ben this week in buffalo or snag Winston or Dalton to plug & play? 10 team standard & I have Starks to drop.

    Lastly, swap out Boyd for either LaFell or L Green on waivers? I have Graham so Green would have to be flex over an RB like Lat Murray or Booker so probably wouldn’t use him…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I’d say probably Cincy.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Oh, I’d probably hold on Boyd. Green or LaFell are downgrades here I think.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: how about the QB question?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Oh, sorry, didn’t see it. Probably keep Big Ben there. Not crazy about Dalton. Winston is intriguing though.

  16. Chad Bowling says:
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    1st rd bye, so do I pick up Eli (vs DET) or Kaep (@ ATL) for a Week 15 start or stick with Brees (@ARI)?
    Also, do I pick up Ladarius Green (@CIN) or stick with Eifert (vs PIT) for that week?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chad Bowling: I’d probably go Brees, but Eli is close in my head. And I think you stick with Eifert one more week there.

  17. jt says:
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    So lucky i made it in now time to capitalize!
    2nd place was 7-5, 11th place(me) 6-6

    2,4,5 lost – I have more total points then them
    7th place won to advance
    8th and 10th were 6-6 with more total points then me so 8 got in 10 lost
    9th place lost
    11th place ME WON :)

    So going into playoffs could finally be a breakout or another average week PPR
    Qb cam newton (bounce back time)
    Wr antonio brown, jordan matthews, sammy watkins
    RB sproles, jordan howard
    Te olsen
    flex antonio gates
    D Giants
    bench sterling shepherd, corey coleman, terrance west, charles sims, jj nelson, langford

    Drop anyone for these picks ups
    cinninciati vs cleveland, detroit vs chicago, minnesota @jax
    dwayne allen, dennis pitta, gillaslie, lockett, burkhead, dalton

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @jt: You’re not winning with those running backs lol

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @jt: I’d probably hold, your bench is actually pretty strong. The issue is matching them up correctly. I would drop Giants for Cincy this week.

  18. todd dunn says:
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    jay – cam or flacco , i can also pick up alex smith & thanks love your posts

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @todd dunn: Thanks man! Double check my rankings on Thursday, but looking at it, I’m kinda liking Flacco there.

  19. Nick says:
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    Over to my 12-team league, would you drop Bennett for M Mitchell? I only play 2 WR in that league (ODB & D Adams atm) with Watkins on bench…

    Also any interest in Sims in either a 10 or 12 teamer? He’s available in both…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Yeah, I think that’s a good idea for some upsdide. I do like Sims, but that has limits.

  20. Old Dirty says:
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    Playoffs in my 12 man 1/2 point ppr…

    My roster is
    Qb ryan or Russell Wilson
    Rb ware or Rawls
    Rb freeman
    Wr ab
    Wr Evans
    Te gates
    D – philly
    Bench – Rawls, Crowell, Davante Adams, Steve smith, ebron

    My opponent has
    Qb Carr or cousins
    Rb Coleman or gore
    Rb David Johnson
    Wr odb
    Wr Cooper
    Te reed, hopper (if reed is out)
    D bengals or Chicago or Texans

    I have a higher waiver claim. L green is out there. Do I try to block him and grab green? I could drop Crowell or Steve smith or drop philly and pick up a d later on in the week ? Thoughts?
    Defenses out there are : falcons @la titans vs Denver , lions vs Chicago , redskins @philly Steelers @ buffalo

    ThAnks and which d do you prefer out of those that I mentioned ?

    • Jay

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      @Old Dirty: Sup Old Dirty. I think it could be worth it, just to make him essentially punt that category with a deplorable. I’m fine dropping Steve Smith there, unless your next matchup has a WR deficit. Even then, it wouldn’t scare me. Keep Philly for now, those defenses there didn’t really do anything for me.

  21. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr keeper league (10 team)

    No real needs…would you rather have Maclin, Woodhead, Perriman, Sterling Shepard, C Sims, Gillislee or DeVante Parker for next year. Which one?

    thanks jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: Hmm, half PPR, I’d rank them as Woodhead, Shepard, Parker, Sims, Maclin

  22. Sandlot Bully says:
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    I get to choose Week 14 opponent. Need help picking my poison:

    12 team non PPR / IDP league. Start QB/RB/WR/2 Flex/ TE/ K)

    A- Luck or Ryan / Jeremy Hill – Kelley / Sanders – M Thomas / V Davis

    B- Eli/ Elliott- Hyde – Murray / Odell- DThomas – Cooks / Reed or Rudolph

    C- Brees or Palmer / McCoy – Latavius / Baldwin – Diggs – Fitz- Marshall / Delanie

    My Roster:

    QB: Cam
    RB: Rawls / Ware / Howard / Gore / Dixon / Lewis
    WR: AB / Jordy / Moncrief / Mitchell / Smith Sr /
    TE: CJF / Mc Donald

    What do U think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: I’d want to take on Team A there. Not much upside besides the QB. Mediocre weapons otherwise. Good luck!

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Jay: Thanks Jay!

        • Deck says:
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          @Sandlot Bully: What site do you use that allows you to choose your opponent?

          • Sandlot Bully says:
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            @Deck: Play @ MFL. “Choosing playoff opponent” is a league rule we decided to put into effect a few years ago to spice up the playoffs. Highest seed each week chooses opponent from available remaining playoff teams. Not a site configuration, We schedule playoff games manually.

  23. Nick says:
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    I have starks on my bench in 10teamer & not going to use him. Do you hold Baltimore D & drop Starks to play Cincy D this week. Or cut Balty for Cincy & cut Starks for L Green, Ginn, LaFell or someone else I probably won’t use? I could also start shaping up D for playoffs since streaming or grab QB if I want to bench Big Ben on road…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I’d make both those changes. I think Cincy is the defense to own this week, and I like Green here as a good option. GB’s running backs are garbage, I’m ready to move on.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: I forgot to mention I’m in 1st place & I keep that spot regardless if I win or lose this week. So really I should be planning for week 15. With that said, I think I should cut Starks for either a D for week 15 or someone at QB if I don’t want to play Big Ben in Cincy week 15 (think I can get away with that) or Balty week 16(at home, think I’ll take my chances). That leaves me with leaning toward picking up a d, what you think?

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: btw, thanks again for your help. Between you & listening to SXM, I made playoffs in both leagues. Coasting in 10 teamer with that 1seed & took 3 seed in 12 teamer.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Nick: Always awesome to hear. Glad that you’re one of the regulars Nick!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Yeah, sounds good.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: And yeah, Balty has been pretty solid at home.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: what I was saying was that I’d play Big Ben at home v Baltimore…think I was a little confusing in my comment.

            Regarding defense, would you hold Baltimore to use week 15 v Philly or week 16 @ Pitt (definitely not the latter) or drop em & pickup a good week 15 streamer?

            • Jay

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              @Nick: Oh, that was probably my fault, pretty tired. Yeah, I’d keep for Philly for sure, but that Steelers game is tough. Think about streaming next week I think.

  24. Deck says:
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    Need help with terrible matchups.

    Need an RB2 a WR2 and a Flex out of:

    K Benjamin (SD)
    Watkins (PIT)
    J Matthews (WSH)
    Shepherd (DAL)
    Booker (TEN)
    Blount (BAL)
    Powell (SFO)
    M Mitchell (BAL)

    Lost 1st place and a Bye by 4 pts with Luck and Hilton last night and now playing the points leader as the 3th seed vs his 6th seed. Talk about shitty luck. My matchups are incredibly tough and he has Brees, McCoy, Elliott, Ty Williams, Baldwin, R Kelley in a set of amazing matchups. Need firepower…who do you start?

    • Jay

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      @Deck: Double check my rankings on Thursday, but right now, I’m feeling Blount, and Watkins. I kinda like Booker for the flex, but Matthews is something I’m thinking about, haha, not too hard mind you. But it’s a thought.

  25. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    standard dynasty.
    QB RW3
    RB (2) zeke/melgor/morris/booker/bibbs
    WR (3) a.brown/hilton/DT (DEN)/m.thomas/maclin
    TE (1) rudolph/bennett
    K SEA
    D SEA
    1. drop bibbs for which of these: mckinnon/smallwood/d-will (PIT)/perkins/gillislee
    2. drop maclin for any of: decker/garcon?
    3. drop rudolph/bennett for ertz (i had been just streaming this slot then grabbed bennett when gronk went out.

  26. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    where does yeldon fit into the sims/burkhead ROS if a team had these:
    (start 2, no flex): mccoy/gillislee/stewart/smallwood/starks/t.west. starks is the clear drop for one of those.

  27. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 team PPR, keep 2. i have a.brown in the 4th, can do these or go grab decker, who’d also count as a last rounder (have room for decker in IR slot):
    t-will SD (last)
    parker (last)
    boyd (last)
    inman (last)
    bibbs (last)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: I kinda like the idea of T-Will and Boyd, even Parker. But if Decker is a last rounder, I think that’s a good option to have. He’s like a WR2 that flirts with WR1. People will forget that with this injury.

  28. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, looking to pickup M Mitchell as free agent as nobody grabbbed him with waivers passing. It’s 12 team standard but can’t decide who to drop. Here is roster;

    Big Ben
    ODB & D Adams
    Freeman & Ware
    Graham
    Flex-Ingram
    Bench- Watkins, K Benjamin, T West, Prescott & Coleman
    Crosby
    Cincy D (for this week) & holding Balty for next weeks matchup

    Thoughts? I want Mitchell as I would plug him in over D Adams or at flex, as I don’t think NE will attempt to run against Balty…its playoffs round 1 this week (im 3 seed v 6 seed)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I think you could probably omve on from Colement. (Nonkeeper I’m assuming.)

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: correct, was holding him for handcuff but at this point, your probably right. Thanks!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Haha, Colement, sounds like gum.

          • Nick says:
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            @Jay: lol. So now do you play Malcolm Mitchell over as Adams (v Seattle but believer E Thomas is out)

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Nick: Man, I’m thinking about it. Not sure yet. It’s hard, because I think Adams is the safe play. I’ll be working on it later tonight, but I say Adams for now.

              • Nick says:
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                @Jay: fair enough, I probably won’t make my decision until Sunday

  29. Chad Bowling says:
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    Looking ahead a week…Alshon vs GB or Maclin vs TEN….(these would only be plays if Matthews didnt suit).

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chad Bowling: Yeah, this makes me nervous. I’ll say Alshon, I don’t think I can trust Maclin. I’ll have a final decision tomorrow when rankings come out though.

  30. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Jay,

    A few questions
    A) do you start tyreek hill or Taylor Gabriel? In hills case, it’s a rivalry matchup and KC can tie OAk in the division, but maclin returns. In Gabriel’s case- sanu and jones are injured
    B) Do you start Taylor Gabriel or Tyler Boyd over Booker this week? .5 ppr – Booker is reportedly splitting carries with Forsett, but how NFL ready is forsett??

    Thanks as always

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Leaning Garbriel right now, but doing rankings later tonight. And probably not over Booker. Forsett probably won’t do much this week, at least I think.

  31. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay. Britt, Landrry and Jordan Matthews? I need two in a full point PPR. Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Probably Britt and Landry.

  32. The imp says:
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    As expected? Kapernick was dropped. If KAP plays well this week, how would you pencil in your rank of these potential week 15 starters (6 or passing TDs) ?
    Eli vs DET
    KAP at ATL
    Palmer vs NO
    Winston at DAL
    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: I would probably keep it the order you have there. The real conflict I’d have is Plamer and Kap, they could flip easily. One game is hard to use as a litmus, but lets see how long a leash Kelly gives. If Kap faulters or Kelly goes medieval, then who knows what happens.

      • The imp says:
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        @Jay: Sounds good. I’ll hold and pencil in Eli for now. (Winston will play week 16).

        It’s the playoffs and tempting to go for ceiling at every position, but the floor risk of KAP and Palmer might not be worth marginal ceiling gains. Drafting QB last, I’ve mostly need my QBs to not lose the game when my other players hit their ceilings.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @The imp: I totally agree. I do like Eli’s matchup, so I don’t feel like you’re settling here.

  33. a bag of sand says:
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    stuck at qb
    palmer @ mia
    mariota v den
    or can pick up tyrod v pitt
    thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: I think you go Palmer there. Tyrod is close though.

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    Jay, squeaked into playoffs at 6-7, same record as next two teams who had 3 and 5 pts less…

    A few start sits (.5 ppr)

    1 Cam or Rivers
    2. Rb2: Ryan Matthews or Coleman or Henry or Burkhead
    3. Wr3: Shepard, Ginn, Enunwa, Meredith
    4 Flex: (3rd best of the rbs and wrs above)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: Close one! I think you go RIvers, Coleman, Ginn, and Shepard.

      I’m iffy on Ginn right now. Mainly because it’s Ginn. I could see Enunwa instead. Even Meredith.

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