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I’m not gonna lie to you, this is being typed drunk.  How drunk you ask?  Well my man Chip Kelly has finally gone from Pinocchio to real boy and most of the next game I had to write up while trying to read the keys through nacho vomit, if that gives you any indication.  TMI?  Prolly, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that my alma mater’s former coach put on a bit of a ‘yes we can’ response to the ‘you can’t do that in the NFL’ response to the naysayers tonight and I celebrated…maybe a bit too much.  How many fingers am I holding up?  Yes, yes imaginary reader I’ll admit it looks a bit blurred but no more then the Eagles offense did tonight.  What I do see is one finger.  Namely the middle.  Because that’s what I expect to see from all of you after I tell you to be cautious of your Eagles components, in particular Michael Vick.  I’m not a person who always aims for the negative but let me be the developer to your photographer here and point out that – as glorious as Vick’s night was – he spent more time limping then holding his arm up in victory.  Vick took a lot of shots tonight and that needs to NOT go unnoticed.  Chip’s never been kind to his QBs in terms of abuse received and for all that is great about Vick, his stats tonight (15/25 for 203 yards passing with 2 touchdowns, 9 for 54 yards and a TD on the ground) might be a swan song.  I saw a lot of limping and a lot f big hits tonight.  Now I’m not here to tell you to sell right off the bat but just be weary that the guy you drafted as a potential QB1 – and Vick really is that – just might be injured too soon to pan out.  Next week is San Diego at home and though I do expect a different play out from the Eagles sideline, it’s good to note that Vick is awesome when healthy but unsellable when dead.  In other news from Monday Night Football for 2013 Fantasy Football…

LeSean McCoy – Re-read what I typed about Vick then add it to this post plus 31 carries.  Yikes…if you remember, I’m the guy that told you not to buy in too heavily into Foster coming into the year after a heavy touches year and here’s Shady showing up trying to challenge for 500 carries on the year.  What I’m trying to say is that the stats (31/184/1) are very Shady.

Robert Griffin, III – When I say RG3, the ‘R’ might stand for ‘Rusty’ for a while.  He started off looking like a guy who just got his first preseason action.  Too bad this was game 1 of the season.  He slowly gained his sea-legs over time.  I’m not looking to sell at this point, I’m marking this down as a live and learn experience for a guy just coming off of injury.

DeSean Jackson – I was really wondering who’d step up and fill the Maclin void tonight.  Apparently DJax did a good job of that with his 7/104/1 night.  I actually liked him more then Maclin coming into the season and so far the volume has suited him well.  Even if Vick goes down, I don’t see a huge downgrade for Jackson moving forward.

Leonard Hankerson – Had a 5/80/2 night as the Redskins played from behind all night.  Good night yes, but night I’m willing to buy into big time no.  He was still third behind guys in terms of targets on the night and by the end, RGIII would’ve thrown to your mom if she was open.  And she is.  That was an innuendo about her legs.  OOHHH!  Where’d Andrew Dice Clay come from to type that?

Brent Celek – I called him a top 12 TE play this week for the rankings.  He went for 56 yards on 2 receptions and a touchdown.  I’m pretty sure no one saw him on the field in the second half.  I’m not  going to pat myself on the back for this one but I’m also not going to concede that it was a terrible call because of the numbers.  Basically, I’m gonna sit on the fence.  And it hurts.  Why pickets?  Do you know how hard it is to get splinters out of your sphincter?

Pierre Garcon – Had 7 catches for 64 yards on 11 targets.  The 11 targets led the team.  So did the 7 receptions.  Yes, I still love Peter Waiter if he can stay healthy.

Alfred Morris – Had a messy night – 2 fumbles – but there were no Shanahanigens as he finished the night with the most rushes for his team and tacked on a decent but frustrating night with 54 total yards and a touchdown.  Hrm, Peter Waiter, The Butler…this is a regular team that prides itself on service.  Hopefully weren’t not all sitting at the bar in The Shining here.  They always say your credit is fine in there…

Arian Foster – Had 90 yards on 24 total touches.  Of that, he had 57 yards on the ground.  Of those touches, 18 were carries and those went for 57 yards.  That’s good for a 3.2 YPC.  Yep.

Andre Johnson – I keep thinking the other shoe is going to drop and Andre keeps proving there’s more then one AJ in the top 10 WRs this year.  After going 12 for 146 and his typical non-touchdown night I yield on my hatred.  Texans know how to use him.  Just wish they knew his number in the Redzone…

Owen Daniels – I called him unsexy at TE this off-season.  So of course he scores 2 TDs the first game…of course.  I wouldn’t get involved.  To put another way, if someone out there is Owen, I’m not payin.

Philip Rivers - The good was the 4 TDs.  The bad was the INT.  The reality is he still only had 195 passing yards and was harassed plenty in the backfield tonight.  He’ll have good matchups here and there but my dream of Rivers having a good year rests solely of that O-Line and for now I’ll have to Ron Burgundy that idea.  F’ you San Diego!

Ryan Mathews – Looked better then expected but also wasn’t what you wanted.  How’s THAT for a dichotomy?  In reality, the TD catch early on saved a night of futility for Fantasy owners but I’m not willing to put the second ‘t’ in ‘quitted’ yet on this guy.

Matt Schaub – Went for three touchdowns and 346 yards but Texas – much like plenty of gay porn films – was playing from behind.  I don’t expect these numbers moving forward.

Vincent Brown – Yep, caught a touchdown and it was a beauty.  Cheers!  But only had 13 yards on 2 receptions total.  Jeers!  I still like Brown moving forward but it look like he’s got a bit to learn before he’s start worthy.

DeAndre Hopkins – Went for 66 on 5 catches.  Most of his stats were posted when the Texans thought they weren’t going to win.  Wish I could say he was an integral part of the offense but he’s probably a second half bloomer at best at this point.

Eddie Royal – I have no words about this.  It broke twitter and I need to collect myself.

From Around The Web

  1. Rodney says:
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    You put McCoy at #20 overall and he looks like #1. Own it and move on.

    • qwe says:
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      @Rodney: Yeah…Those seasons where Foster was getting loads of carries sure were some poor fantasy seasons! McCoy isn’t anywhere near as worn down as Foster at this point.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah…not sure what site you’re trying to flame but I put him in my top 10 and I put him as 5th for this week. Learn how to read and move on.

      • Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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        @Sky: He’s showing as #18 on your 2013 preseason rankings. Please educate the readers of your site how #18 and “top 10″ are the same.

        • Pope says:
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          Step 1: Find post titled – Updated Overall Rankings: Bell-y Aches
          Step 2: Click on Please blog, may I have some more? (It’s in a red box at the bottom of the intro)
          Step 3: Scroll down to where it says 2013 Preseason rankings
          Step 4: Click on PPR tab (because that’s what most of us play around here, and if you read the site regularly, you know that these are the most up-to-date and accurate rankings, also, the RCL leagues are all PPR)
          Step 5: Find LeSean McCoy ranked #6 overall
          Step 6: Grab a book, such as Goodnight Moon , and attempt to read it (that was my first book, it taught me well)
          http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/51/Goodnightmoon.jpg/250px-Goodnightmoon.jpg

          • Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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            @Pope: Step 7: Suck my dick, in your mom’s basement.

          • Prezi says:
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            Oh shit, gay guy fight!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I updated the standard side multiple times. It wouldn’t take. PPR I had him 6th and even my regular rankings I never had him any lower then 12th overall. Not my software and I couldn’t get it to just be PPR. Only so much I can do

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: don’t tease people pope, we aren’t catholics; the reading step should be first, otherwise how will he know what he’s “reading”. Gotta get the Chris Walken version.

            • Pope says:
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              @goodfold2: Ah shit that’s my bad

  2. Debo says:
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    Please Rank
    Leonard Hankerson
    Marlon Brown
    Doug Baldwin
    Jerome Simpson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Brown/Baldwin/Hankerson/Simpson

  3. Birdog says:
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    Would you drop either Pierre Thomas or Kenny Britt to grab Julian Edelman, or just hold? I’m light on WRs in my 12 team league (Welker, Wallace, Sanders, Britt) and think that Edelman could have a pretty solid/consistent year with Brady feeding him the ball, especially when you consider Amendola’s injury risk. Too early to make a move, hungover Sky?

    • Hold on Pierre. Gronk looms.

      • Birdog says:
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        @James R: That’s a good point.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hrm, I don’t trust either guy to produce on a weekly basis but I’ll let PT go there. That said, I don’t trust Edelman to keep up this much production when Gronk returns.

  4. Frank White says:
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    Morning Bro… So I had A really good week, 213 points, but I have MJD and Bowe. I’m kicking myself for not picking Desean J instead of Bowe and Bush instead of MJD!! I hope it gets better but ther’s always trades… Anyway, how do you see Giovani, meaning is he worth an MJD trade or a Daryl Richardson trade or leave it alone?? Do you even think I should give up on MJD n Bowe?? I feel that MJD plays for the worst team and every team is going to go after the run cause they can’t pass.. Ya know

    • MJD > GIO at this point. Will stay that way for at least the first half, especially if Chad Henny, godsend, swoops in.

      • Henne*

    • btd says:
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      @Frank White: I always say getting Bush is a good thing… But if you get blocked or rejected, MGD can wash away the tears.

      MJD will be up against some packed boxes, but Short and Blackmon will stretch the field a little when both are on the field. Yeah, he’s getting older. Yeah, his team is turrible. If you can upgrade at any position at a reasonable cost, do it. But don’t gut your second half payoff for one week of disappointment.

  5. Frank White says:
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    Should I try to pickup one of these guys off waivers, Julian Edelman, Hamkerson, Kearse or anybody in mind would be on a buy list??

    • Hart-on for Hartline. Check the waivers. Otherwise, Edelman.

  6. ThE sHiT says:
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    I have the number one waiver priority. My running backs are Spiller, Trent Richardson, Reggie Bush, Bradshaw, Ivory and Bryce Brown. My sole TE is Cook. Who would you prefer to have, Julius Thomas or Joique Bell? We start 2 RBs, 1 Flex, 1 TE. Thanks!

    • Well, you’re obviously fine at TE. Take Joique and stream Cook on his bye week. :)

      • the imp says:
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        @James R: I agree completely with James. The second TE is not needed.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @ThE sHiT: this pickup would be more to use as trade bait and insurance

      • Still Joique for the same reason. Bush’s thumb was facing in the wrong direction!

  7. reilljt0 says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I have David Wilson and Ahmad Bradshaw as my starting RB’s… Ouch. Need to grab someone with upside off the wire… Here are my RB options:

    Battle, De’Rel Scott, Sherman, Kendall Hunter, Blount… Then McGahee, Turner, or Jacobs could be signed by the Giants. Thoughts?

    • reilljt0 says:
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      @reilljt0: Or I could also go for Vereen’s replacement: Bolden or Washington

      • Those options blow. Definitely Bolden and, while you’re at it, trade whatever stud QB you have for a season-saving upgrade at RB.

    • btd says:
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      @reilljt0: Don’t drop Wilson. He’ll still be in the mix somewhere along the line, prolly even this week… But I’m getting in the McGahee line at the moment. Scott isn’t the answer. Jacobs knows the system, so that’s a plus. But I dont’ recall if he’s a decent blocker or not… Turner, no thanks.

      Battle, Sherman, Hunter = meh. Blount may get some extra touches this week.

  8. I really need to start my own FF blog. :(

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @James R: You already have Cinemassacre!

  9. AP says:
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    I don’t have a question, I just came here to say that I started David Wilson. Lamar Miller, Eric Decker, and Kyle Rudolf on my fantasy team (that’s 2 points for 4 players, bee tee dub)……AND I STILL FREAKING WON! Wooo-Hooo!!! It’s nice when the 2nd lowest scoring team of the week just happens to be playing the lowest scoring team in the week. I also appreciate Alfred Morris, Calvin Johnson, and Russell Wilson not doing much of anything to hurt me too bad.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @AP: Haha, nice!

  10. Mike says:
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    Jordan Cameron or Julius Thomas ROS??
    Standard league
    Thanks

    • JT

    • btd says:
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      @Mike: Cameron has my vote. Less competition. But JT looks like a real threat. Except blocking, that dude was horrible!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Cameron for the reasons that btd said.

  11. Mike says:
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    Rough start for my team….if I have Julius Thomas ,would u trade Gronk this week before he plays(in case he looks bad) for a top 20/30 player?
    I have David Wilson,dez( hurt) ,romo(hurt) ,spiller etc
    Thinking of trying to steal a top 10 WR or RB

    • Wouldn’t hurt to dangle it out there. I’d be surprised if you get a bite for that price-tag. Try a package trade, maybe.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: If you can fill a need, go for it.

  12. daniel says:
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    Sup sky. Good stuff.. do you answer idp questions too? Got this extremely deep idp dynasty. Do you think d.j. Hayden will develop into a solid cb for fantasy purposes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @daniel: Sorry man, still learning the IDP ropes. Hit up @KevKumpf on twitter or try and hit him up on his week 1 IDP rankings post.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @daniel: He is a risk. But also is good player. For an “extremely deep” league Id take a chance if I had the room prolly next year you will know for sure tho.

  13. Willy says:
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    Morning Sky!

    H2H 10 Team…

    My DEF is the Rams this week against the Falcons… I’m thinking about streaming. on the waiver there is:

    1. Cowboys @ KC
    2. Chargers @ Eagles
    3. Panthers @ Bills
    4. Dolphins @ Colts

    Any of the above for worth pursuing and dropping the Rams for this week? Thanks!

    • Panthers. Manuel looked good, but he IS a rookie bound to make rookie mistakes. And, did you SEE the Eagles offense last night?!

    • Sky

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      @Willy: Panthers looked really good against Seattle…I’ll give them a shot. Cowboys second behind them for their ball-stripping.

  14. the imp says:
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    Morning Sky,

    So it is Vick that gets Sky’s injury curse this year. Given your track record with calling Murray’s injury last year, I am taking some heed (though both are easy targets?).

    To move Vick I’m looking to trade with the BigBen OR the Cam/Freeman (less optomistically) owners. I’m looking for WR as I can’t go for an RB due to roster limits and their TE are either too good or bad to target.

    Here are my two assessments in a 12 team PPR (3WR start):
    1) BigBen’s owner has Green/Nelson/Brown/Sanders/Rice. I see it that Brown is enough (but maybe too much to him), but Sanders is not. Do you agree?
    2) Cam’s owner has VJax/MAustin/LMoore/Jennings/DHB. I can’t decide if LMoore is enough. I’d prefer MAustin, of course, but can’t see him trading his second best WR. I’m very leary of Jennings. Do you agree?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @the imp:

      You’re not getting a big enough return on Vick to do that, in my book. And I’d really hate to be right about this one! Last night’s game was fun to watch.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: OK I’ll look higher than Austin and ABrown. So you’d expect/target a top 15 WR in return? Top 24?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: Yeah, I’d want a top 15. Vick looked like a top 5 QB last night. Take advantage of that.

          • the imp says:
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            @Sky: Last question so I can let you get back to enjoying your Chip Kelley induced hangover….
            To make a run at AJGreen, which WR of my current WRs do you think I’d want to/have to package with Vick: Cobb/Amendola/Nicks/Gordon? Would you make this move with RG3 as my other QB?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Depends how high he is on Vick. Start with Gordon/Vick. If not, I’d make it Nicks bur I’m lower on him then others.

  15. Slim

    Buddah Lovaz says:
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    I’m in a pretty deep league and I’m looking for which backup RB has the best shot at being a starter. A 3down plus goal line starter. Whether through ineffectiveness or injury.

    Currently I have C.Michaels and D.Scott
    Available are Dunbar. Peed. Redman. Dwyer. Hunter. R.Jennings. K.Davis.
    I was thinking Dunbar since Murray is known as being injury prone and Pead because he could potentially take the job with good play.

    My RBs are TRich, Wilson, J.Bell, B.Brown. Uhoh…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Buddah Lovaz: Your RBs will be fine. Dunbar and Hunter make the most sense to me.

  16. Dingbat says:
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    In my PPR league, we need to start 2RBs, and the guy with Shane Vereen has RBs of CJ2K, Daniel Thomas, and the Law Firm. I’ve got Le’Veon Bell and Daryl Richardson as potential trade bait. Is it worth offering either to him, or do we think that Vereen’s week 1 performance is unlikely to be repeated this season?

    • Alex says:
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      @Dingbat:

      Vereen broke his hand, gonna be out like 3ish weeks. So if you trade for him he should come at a discount. Especially since he’s not the starter to begin with, so this gives Ridley a serious opportunity to get back into Belichick’s good books.

      When he comes back I imagine Vereen will still be valuable bc of his pass catching, but you’d still be trading for an injured player without the starting role. I’d target him only if you could get him for cheap.

      • I’d offer L. Bell for him in a heartbeat. Pittsburgh’s line couldn’t open a hole to save their lives. In fact, I have Bell, too. I’m gonna try that same trade in my league. Thanks for the idea.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dingbat: So you’re trying to trade Bell for Vereen? Vereen’s hurt and will be out at least 4 weeks. I don’t like when they don’t give a time table. I’d be leery of trading for a hurt player in that scenario.

  17. Tbone says:
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    My Wilson for Ridley in a 1/2 PPR with yardage bonuses at 100?
    Have Vereen.

    • Wilson is reverting back to a timeshare. Ridley will see that bonus more than Wilson. Pull the trigger.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Tbone: Hold for now.

      • On 2nd thought, agree w/ Sky. Didn’t see the 1/2 ppr. Ridley aint catching anything but glares from his coach.

  18. Frank White says:
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    Hey, Do you do a buy sell post on the football side??

      • Frank White says:
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        What day?

        • Frank White says:
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          I’m in a 3 WR League as starters and I have 4 Backs, Doug Martin, MJD, Sproles and Daryl Richardson & mr WR’s are Demarious T, Bowe and Nicks.. Would you trade Richardson and Kenny Britt for Wes Welker??

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            I wouldn’t.

            • Frank White says:
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              What about Richardson, Givens n Pierre Thomas for Hartline & Fred Jackson??

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                No

                • Frank White says:
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                  Why not?? You don’t think I should grab a top receiver?? r you think Daryl is worth more for a higher ranked receiver??

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Frank White: How is trading for Hartline getting you a top end receiver? Givens is good, so is Hartline. You’re barely moving up there AND giving away a starting RB for a timeshare at best RB and just throwing in PT to boot. Makes zero sense. That’s why.

                    • Frank White says:
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                      K I understand.. Thanks for the help

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      No prob and good luck this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Wednesday

  19. Brick says:
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    Thanks Sky, great read as always.

    What a weird week, eh?
    Philip Rivers played well, and a ton of Running Backs did nothing, and there were like 6 safeties. Everyone seemed kinda off.

    Better flex play this week (in a non-ppr), Sproles or Hartline?

    Also, Would you rather roll with Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Celek, dickson, or z. miller till Gronk comes back? I think Celek might have the better match up this week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Brick: Thanks!

      Completely agree. Wouldn’t have called this week 1 in a million years. How about the 28-2 KC vs Jags game? That’s the first game ever to end 28-2

      Haven’t really reviewed week 2 matchups yet but I’ll say Sproles

      Yeah, either Celek or Allen. I’ll say Celek and hope for more Redzone gold

      • Aero says:
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        @Sky: Can I piggy back a question here? In addition to those TE’s listed, where would you put Dallas Clark? He had a ton of targets last week (12), but just didn’t find the end zone.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Aero: in a PPR, Clark would have the highest floor. Could give him a go over those two, just don’t expect many fireworks

          • Aero says:
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            @Sky: Not a PPR, but I need to do some filler until Gronk comes back. I played Ed Dickson last week, but he barely got a look from Flacco.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Oh Dickson got looks…he’s just not very good.

              • Aero says:
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                @Sky: heh, he got looks, looks of disgust!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha! Exactly

      • Brick says:
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        @Sky: Din;t know that was the first 28-2 game, that’s nuts! And thanks! Here’s to hoping gronk comes back week 3, haha.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d be surprised if he weren’t, honestly. Good luck!

  20. Andrew "Swisher Sweets" Danielson says:
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    Roddy White or David Wilson? PPR, 5-keeper league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough…I’ll probably stay White but it’s close.

  21. CL says:
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    12 team PPR… moving forward, do you like Andre Roberts over Patton or Moreno for your bench?

    • Roberts. He has a QB, now.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: If we’re talking bench, I’ll wait a bit longer; don’t know how many looks Roberts gets when Housler comes back.

  22. Mike says:
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    I have Romo as QB….no back up…
    Would u try to trade Gronk for cam newton?
    He has Vick and might take the trade
    I can play Julius Thomas or Cameron at TE
    Trying to upgrade and trade Gronk

    • What’s wrong with Romo? Keep Gronk and stream Romo on the bye.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: I like Romo moving forward, don’t think you need to make that trade. You should try to move Julius instead for another need, if you have one.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Sky: I agree. Romo will be fine…better in fantasy than in the real game. I think he gets knocked a bit in fantasy because of real life blunders over the years. Legit 4500 30 td guy year in and year out.

        • Sky

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          Yeah he even gets knocked in real life more than he should in my book. If he were playing on another team outside of Dallas – say, a place that knows building an O-Line is important to the team’s success – I don’t think we have these silly Romo conversations at all.

  23. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    Assuming Amendola stays healthyish. Keep Thompkins or Edelman. My first 4 WRs are Jordy, Cruz, Colston, Andre Johnson… love Thompkins 14 targets, but hate 4 catches. Could just be jidders from first game. Don’t think pats can run 2 WR sets with amendola and edelman so unless amendola gets hurt you see thompkins getting the bulk of the playing time?

    • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: honestly prob will prob only start 1 of these guys at 1 point in the season anyway for byes unless I have some injuries.

  24. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    I have both and would like to drop 1 yes.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Man that’s tough. I don’t think we’re gonna have that many Amendola issues moving forward. I’ll drop Edelman and hate myself for it later

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @Sky: and JUST like that Amendola is expected to miss week 2. Ha. Havent made a move yet

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! Frickin ‘dola…

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: my 4 teams are getting hit bad. Got Jacoby in 2 leagues (1 is full .1 per yard return yards league). All 3 of my PPR leagues have Vereen. My best team of the lot has amendola.

            • Sky

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              Ouch…

  25. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    nice work sky,appreciate the hard work

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks!

  26. Harris says:
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    I need to upgrade at WR. Can you rate these possible pickups… Hartline,R.Randle,Hankerson,J.Simpson,M.Brown,A.Roberts,D.Baldwin,N.Burleson,G.Little.

    Just rate the top 3 please.
    Thanks

    • Aero says:
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      @Harris: Hartline and Roberts stick out for me of that list because they are established with their teams. Randle capitalized on his targets (5 catches on 6 targets for 101 yards) and may be used more as the season progresses. For now he seems like the 3rd receiver in NY. If something happens to Nicks (likely) or Cruz, he may be in for a good season. If you have good starters and looking for a lotto ticket, I’d go Randle. If you need steadier production out of one of these guys now, go Hartline or Roberts.

      • Harris says:
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        @Aero: I need a starter out of this group. I have the 3rd pick, so if Hartline and Roberts are gone, who would be the 3rd steadiest? would you go with Randle in that spot or one of these other guys

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hartline/Brown/Randle

      • Harris says:
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        @Sky: thanks

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  27. TomtheBod says:
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    @Sky: Should I trade Amendola for Jordy Nelson straight up in a 10 team PPR league? I’m getting Nelson. Both are injury prone. I think Amendola gets more targets, but I’m afraid that he’s going to miss more playing time.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I still like ‘dola more this year

      • in a PPR, Amendola for sure.

      • TomtheBod says:
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        @Sky:

        Thank you

        • TomtheBod says:
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          @James R

          Thank you

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  28. anon says:
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    PPR rest of year:
    Bowe and Bernard Pierce or Boldin and Woodhead?
    Thank You

  29. Zar says:
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    Should I drop Antonio Gates for Julius Thomas? (Other options are Celek, WInslow)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not a huge Gates guy so sure, go for it

  30. the imp says:
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    Well kids. Amendola is “almost certainly” out for TH game. Plan accordingly with the waivers today.
    I hate my leagues short benches….will have to take a zero, drop Bradshaw, or trade Vick…bluch.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t say he’s out yet but damn short weeks…I swear this happens more in Thursday games then anything

  31. Triple D says:
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    Kaepernick or Luck in Week Two, Mr. Sky?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t looked at match ups yet for week 2. In a vacuum, Kaep

      • Triple D says:
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        Thx.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You bet

  32. Commish Cauda says:
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    Start 3 WRs. Woodhead down. My only replacement is Rueben Randle, (Colston and James Jones are my other WR starters)

    I have 1st overall waiver priority. Use it on Edelman or hold onto it and roll with Randle?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d roll with Randle

      • Commish Cauda says:
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        @Sky:

        Thanks…I obviously meant Amendola down, not Woodhead.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, I assumed. Small white guys, they all look the same to me too

  33. fitz says:
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    Should I try to trade DeAngelo Williams for either Lamar Miller or David Wilson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m actually buying DeAngelo this year. I’d hold

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    My phone just told me that Amendola was all but declared OUT for Thursday. Bump up Edelman and crew for the week.

    Man, I took a beating the first week. Dez, D.Wilson, Decker, all shizzed all over my team. I was looking good until that Sunday night game. I’m dead last now and looking to make some changes, but I don’t know if there is anything to be had, nor do I really know who the F to start this week. I hate putting the whole squad, but please take a gander at this 0.5 PPR team.

    QB – Romo
    WR – Dez
    WR – Green
    WR – Peter Waiter
    RB – Forte
    RB – Gore
    TE – Graham
    W/R – D.Wilson
    W/R/T – Decker
    DEF – HOU
    BN – Buc Williams
    BN – Hartline
    BN – Gio
    BN – D.Richardson
    BN – Moreno
    BN – R.Wilson

    Do I have the correct lineup for the week? I hate benching Wilson, but Romo’s matchup is so much better. Gore’s matchup is also crap. And the other Wilson, the bum from the NYG, who knows what the hell he’s going to do. And what about Decker? So many mouths to feed. Do I bench him?

    GAH! I’m so much better at baseball…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Man I haven’t really had a chance to look at matchups this week so I’d be flying blind on ya if I started saying who to start sit. Probably not letting Wilson into my lineup without assurances and I’m not hearing any

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: Niners and the ‘Hawks are playing, so that’s a tough matchup for both. But I’m not sure I can sit Gore with the guys I have. The Broncos are at the Giants, Rams are at the Falcons, and the Dolphins are at Indy. Just for a head’s up with the questions in my lineup.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: swing D-Rich in over D-Wil for now

  35. Brendan says:
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    Amendola is not expected to play on Thursday. With that in mind, would you drop any of these players to pick up Julian Edelman? It looks like my only reliable receiver at this point is DeSean Jackson.

    Miles Austin
    Kenny Britt
    Chris Givens
    Vincent Brown

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You can throw Britt back but Edelman might become a rental.

    • Aero says:
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      @Brendan: Maybe drop Vincent Brown. Philip Rivers was jeckll/hyde last night.

  36. Mike says:
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    Would you do any of these trades?

    vick/moreno/lacy for rodgers/tate

    or

    DT/Lacy for Rodgers/Garcon

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold

  37. flanwagon says:
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    Just offered Colston for Julius Thomas.

    14 Team Keeper league (keep 5)… 0.5 ppr, TEs get a little more pts per yard than WRs
    Start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, PK, DEF
    My WRs are Calvin, Garcon, Eldeman, Tate
    TEs Gronk, Gates, Julius

    Everything points to this being a good trade for me. Why am I hesitating? Really like Julius…

    Take Colston and run… or Hold?

    Thanks

    • One week does not a tight end make. Too many mouths to feed on Denver’s offense.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want the Colston side

    • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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      @flanwagon: Colston side…and it’s not even close.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @JoeMorgan’sMustache: people are absolutely nuts to even jokingly offer something like that. Top 15 WR for a million years vs a rookie who had 1 big game, and even then was what, tied for 3rd or 4th on own team as passing option?

    • TJ says:
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      @Bill: See Bill and TJ picking the fly shit out of the pepper.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That’s why I do this. To write over 2000 words and get a drive-by insult. Thanks!

      • TJ says:
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        @Sky: Don’t get sensitive. It’ll wreck your style.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Snark for snark my man. Don’t back down from being insulting and try to put it on me.

    • Prezi says:
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      @Bill: think its time to cut that wrist of yours again…

  38. TJ says:
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    Rueben Randle vs. Marlon Brown. What say you, drunk one? And straighten out your “thens” and “thans”. (Sorry about that, but I used to be a copy editor).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Randle more THAN Brown. Two games, started writing at 10:30, done at 11:30 and posted an hour later. If you’d like to be my editor for free and are available those hours, I’m open to it.

      • TJ says:
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        @Sky: We probably could work it out. The downside for you is that I’m 70 and retired and sarcastic, so getting your ass kicked regularly by a sarcastic 70-year-old retiree can be hard on the ego.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Retired and insulting me about something I do in my spare time – cuz yeah, I have a day job 40-60 hours a week – that is free to read or not read. Enjoy yourself.

  39. stoopid says:
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    Just lost Vereen who was my Flex. Have McCoy & Lynch as my RB1&2. Pierre Thomas and Michael Bush are my bench RB’s to go along with E.Sanders & K.Wright.

    Should I drop Bush or Wright for one of these guys and just rotate PT & Sanders in my flex til Vereen returns?

    Moreno
    Tolbert
    Da Scott
    McGahee or Jacobs (hoping they get signed)
    Hankerson
    M.Brown
    Gibson
    Sanu
    Burleson

    Not the sexiest names at all but I already have a risky WR3 in Lance Moore so I’m nervous about another risky guy at my Flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Moreno over Bush. Outside of that, I’d hold

  40. reilljt0 says:
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    Rank these wire pickups:

    Edelman
    Hankerson
    Hartline
    Simpson

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hartline/Edelman/Hankerson/Simpson

  41. Oppo Taco says:
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    would you trade Lev’eon Bell for Vereen? a manager in my league offered this to me this morning, I know Vereen is out a few weeks but he was a player I was targeting in drafts this season and Bell has yet to run any individual drills…..tough call. Any thoughts? thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold, news says at least 4 weeks on Vereen. Don’t like that for a time table

      • If it’s PPR, you have to like the Vereen side of that trade. Bell is gonna be out at least 2 or 3 more weeks, and when he comes back, it will be his first ever game with a sh*t o-line, and still no guarantee he’ll be the workhorse as Haley the ass-hump LOVES the rotation. Take it from a bitter Steelers fan. Nab Vereen now.

        Again, PPR only, though.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          And Vereen is out at least 4 with no defined time table at this time. I get the PPR stance but if we’re making injuries a part of the argument, you can’t factor that out. So much can happen between now and then. Vereen was supposed to be a big factor last year and got hurt and had to work his way back into the NE rotation. I think them picking back up a guy they didn’t even like in Pittsburgh – Dwyer – is a sign that when Bell comes back he’ll get a chance to be the Bell-Cow. They’re both gambles if you ask me, I’d rather take a gamble on the team that could make him the starting back.

  42. Dave says:
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    Hey sky,

    Streaming defense for week 2 dropping Indy and which of these is best to pick up? Baltimore (vs Cle), Philly (vs SD or vice versa if you think Vick will start the turnovers), Oakland (vs JAX or vice versa), Detroit (@ Ari).

    Also, I have Gates and I’m not too happy with him I want to drop a WR (I have too many anyways) for a TE. Is Deandre Hopkins worth dropping to stream any of Gresham/Eifert, Winslow, Brent Celek or any other sleeper TE I should know about.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Why would you drop DeAndre if you’re unhappy with Gates? Drop him for one of those guys. I like Eifert the most there.

      I’d give Philly DEF a go.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: I have 7 WR already – Dez, Antonio Brown, Boldin, Tavon Austin, Kenbrell, Edelman, and Hopkins. Its the only position I have excess of I feel like. You’re saying to drop Gates for Eifert straight up and just start Eifert rest of season? Not concerned with his lack of playing time with Gresham?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          They have been in two TE sets quite a bit and Eifert had 5 receptions last week if I’m not mistaken. The thing is, you just listed a bunch of stream able options at TE that weren’t drafted. Hopkins won’t stay out there if you drop him. Those TEs will be on and off teams all year.

          • Dave says:
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            @Sky: Aha I see so basically I should stream TE’s that being said I might like Celek over Eifert for now no? Being Celek plays SD and Eifert plays PIT week 2. Also like that Celek is probably the 2nd option in Philly

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Philly also ran the ball a lot more then they threw. Eiferts floor is higher but Celek has more of a chance at exploding. Just depends how much of a risk you wanna take

              • Dave says:
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                @Sky: Yes and I also can just keep Gates too don’t know what to do. What would you do in my position my QB is Vick if that helps and its also .5 PPR?

                • Dave says:
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                  @Dave: And I do like high upside guys

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    @Dave: I’d take my baseline guy in Eifert there.

                    • Dave says:
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                      @Sky: Ok thanks for the help Sky!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      No prob and good luck this week!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oops, just saw Baltimre in there. Go with them.

  43. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    DJax looked good, and they looked his way a good bit…feeling better about owing him after seeing that game. Maybe he can be a bit more consistent in that offense…but I won’t hold my breath.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The 7 catches made me happy. He just might be an 80-85 guy this year. Those quick outs are gonna rack up in PPR.

      • JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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        @Sky: No doubt, that was the thing I liked seeing the most. Seems like they wanna get him the ball more often.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, without Maclin he looks like he’s gonna have one hell of a year.

  44. Zeke says:
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    Hey Sky. 12 team standard here. I have the number one waiver claim this week and am wondering if I should use it (We keep it, if not used). I don’t think I am really hurting anywhere. RBs include Spiller, Morris, DeAngelo, Redman, FJax, Tolbert. WRs are Cobb, Amendola, S. Johnson, M. Williams, Hartline, Edelman. I have roster spots to spare, but I would rather not use my claim, unless you can think of a sneaky, sexy pickup from the usual wire guys this week. (Like Cobb, last year, etc.) I’m having these delusions of old guys like McGahee or Turner signing and having an impact somewhere. Abstain and hope something better comes along later, right? Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah don’t waste your number one with that team right now. Nobody is a game changer right now in my book.

      • Zeke says:
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        Thanks for talking me off the ledge. This is a new waiver policy for us this year and that claim is burning a hole in my pocket like a stack of $1 bills at a strip club. I will hold.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! No prob

  45. Prezi says:
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    Lotta people angry over week one losses , i see… I just want to join the fun…

    Fuck you, sky, you suck at fantasy! Jump in a bush full of crickets and die! And you cant spell, either! Or is it neither? You wouldnt know, you’re a dumbass!

    Man, that does feel good.. im a new man! Daddy loves me again!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like this hate much more THAN the hate from earlier. Thanks Prezi!

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    If you had Houston, would you lose them for Dallas for this week and stream the crap outta some D’s this season?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m all about the D stream. Not sure I’d give up on HOU just yet, though.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: yeah, I was looking at picking Dallas up and hanging onto Houston (small league, a lot of guys actually carry two defenses), but couldn’t find the room. Houston does have a tasty matchup against Tennessee this week, too.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, I wanna see what they do in that matchup. Lockers just a messy QB.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: and btw, I hate you and blame my first week’s troubles on you. The fact that David Wilson can’t hang on to the ball or block a 6 year old is all your fault. The double/triple team on Dez is also your fault. Oh, and the fact that Decker can’t catch a ball if his life depended on it (but he sure can snag an insanely smoking hot woman) is all your fault. Prick.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! Let the hate flow!

  47. jamie says:
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    Trade Sproles from Graham,?14 team ppr my other backs are spillar, lacy, mendenhall and my tight end is gonzo. 2 flex spots so I could still start gonzo.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Unless you’re moving Gonzo, I don’t like that trade

  48. Skyismyhero says:
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    Drop Britt for A. Roberts? 12 tm PPR…Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold. Not trusting the AZ storyline and Housler will be back eventually.

  49. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Steve Johnson, Chris Givens or Hopkins for WR 3?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t ranked for the week yet. Flying blind, Givens

  50. Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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    Should I drop Bryce brown for joique bell? Ppr I like brown if shady gets injured but bell can produce even with bush healthy.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Looks like the Lions did what they should’ve done last year: rid themselves of LeShoure. I’d want both. No chance you could make another move?

    • Barbarian says:
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      @Bitchesbeshoppach: Hey I’m an amateur but I have noticed that the Lions love to run the ball in the redzone. Also, Bell had a bunch of receiving yards last year and last week. McCoy could go down but so could Bush.

      • Bitchesbeshoppach says:
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        No not really. My other bench Rb is mjd. I could drop shorts (ha) but then I’m left with only one bench wr in thompkins

  51. Barbarian says:
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    The Jets running defense looked top-notch. Patriots are gonna have to win the game with Brady’s arm. I’m dropping Tavon Austin and picking up Edleman. I’d rather drop Tavon then Golden Tate…………..Is there any way you can talk me out of this?

    • Aero says:
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      @Barbarian: I hope so. Isn’t there somebody more expendable on your roster than Tavon? He had a good amount of targets (2nd most on the team) this past week. As the season progresses, he’ll be better.

      • Barbarian says:
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        @Aero: Well here’s my situation: We start 4 wideouts and my top 4 are…..
        Demarious Thomas
        Vincent Jackson
        Amendola
        and Andre Johnson
        Tavon Austin and Golden Tate are my bench guys.
        I could care less about production from a bench player. If I can drop one of them to give me a better chance to win then I’m gonna pull the trigger. Bottom line is I could easily see Edleman having a huge game Thursday. I cannot say the same for Golden Tate who matches up against the Niners.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The fact that when Gronk comes back, Edelman won’t be doing this and you’re not gonna get Austin of Tate back if you drop them.

      • Barbarian says:
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        @Sky: Yeah I know. Getting Edleman is truly just a one week guy to help me win one game and I’m OK with that. I have Amendola now and don’t feel confident that Golden Tate or Tavon Austin can match his production this wek. Furthermore, when Dola comes back I can have Edleman on the bench as insurance for when Amendola goes down gain.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          You do what you gotta do. Think Austin and Tate will outproduce Edelman the rest of the way, though.

          • Barbarian says:
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            @Sky: Oh yeah, I completely agree with you. Both of them will outperform Edleman over the whole season. The thing that makes this decision easy for me is that I already have Amendola as my last starting WR. Having Edleman will give me the option of starting either guy each week(depending on health) while sitting the other.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Cool

  52. ManuteBologna says:
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    I’m in an 0.5PPR league with a $100 budget for free agent acquisitions. What do I bid on the Julius Thomas? I have Gronk at TE and he won’t be back this week

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      4th option for his team. I’ll bid 5 max

  53. JoeMorgan'sMustache says:
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    So man, I know you like Tannehill this year…I do too..which is why he is my back up on all 4 of my teams..ha. 16 team league, auction, keeper and we keep 5…so I kept Big Ben because there wasn’t going to be much QB wise to draft, and his cost was pretty cheap. Won Week 1 fairly easily because some other guys stepped up ( Cruz, Cobb, Bush, Bennett, Cushing…8 IDP’s started in there ). Anyways, enough rambling…my question is do I start Tannehill over Big Ben? Pitt looked awful, and they lost Pouncy for the year. Not sure what to do here…thanks man.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m sure Pit will make some adjustments but Cincy’s defense is solid. I could see a mauling this week. I’d roll with Tannehill there.

  54. Richie says:
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    Terrelle Pryor worth a #1 waiver? I have Russell Wilson already

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not in my book. I like him for week 2 but not really hip on him after that.

      • Richie says:
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        @Sky: Yea, I kind of figured that. I’ll save it for something more important

  55. john says:
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    My lineup in a 12 team non ppt:

    Qb Brady
    Rb Chris Johnson
    Rb A. Morris
    Wr Garcon
    Wr Andre Johnson
    Te Cook
    Qb/Rb/Wr Daryl Richardson

    Bench: V. Ballard, R. Hillman, R. Broyles, J. Jones, C. Shorts.

    I have the # 2 waiver claim….would you drop Broyles or any others on bench for J. Bell or Harline?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      can drop Broyles for Hartline. Drop Hillman for Bell.

  56. Andy Luck says:
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    Is Cecil shorts a good bye low or do you think QB play will hurt him all season? In a 2 man keeper is he worth next years 5th round pick?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Change is gonna come in Jax sooner rather then later. Think Henne starts this week and we get back to seeing a the Cecil we love. I’m in on him as a buy low for sure.

  57. the imp says:
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    Another bit of bad news: Vereen designated for short term IR and not eligible to play again until week 11…..I’ll have to drop him in my short bench league to cover for Amendola…sigh.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn…

  58. supra says:
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    Hey Sky… 12 team keeper, do you see any need to bid FAAB on a WR this week? And who would I drop?

    QB – Brees
    WR – Bryant
    WR – Cruz
    WR – Garcon
    RB – Foster
    RB – Forte
    TE – Graham
    RB/WR – L.Miller
    BN – Witten
    BN – Tate
    BN – L.Moore
    BN – Dalton
    BN – M.Bush
    BN – Helu
    BN – Dan Thomas
    BN – Pead

    FA: Edelman, Baldwin, Hankerson, Simpson, Royal, Douglas…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still a short term solution but Edelman would be a nice fill-in if ‘dola is out longer then expected. Max out at 5 for me, though. Just don’t trust his role enough to spend big. Oh and you went directly to the spam folder. I have zero clue why. I’d drop either Helu or Pead there.

  59. EK says:
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    Pls rank for non-ppr:

    Andre Roberts
    Denarius Moore
    DHB
    Marlon Brown
    S. Rice

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      All pretty similar, to be honest. Brown/Roberts/Moore/DHB/Rice

  60. Aero says:
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    And the winner of the NYG RB2 spot? Drum roll please…… Brandon Jacobs! Wah-wah-waaaaah.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Lawd…

  61. E says:
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    M. Ryan or RGIII?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      ROS or this week? I still like RG3 ROS

  62. Matty says:
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    Which side do you prefer PPR

    Ray Rice/Bowe or Welker/Cobb?

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take the side with the RB.

  63. Mike says:
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    Wayne or nicks ROS?
    Looking to trade
    Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll take Nicks’ upside.

  64. Jon says:
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    Few Qs for this week…

    Any of these Ds over MIA? IND, ATL, BUF, CLE, MIN, SD

    Flex play? Ivory, Hilton, Hartline, Steve Johnson

    Any of these RBs over Reece and/or Franklin? Powell, Battle, Dwyer, Scott

    • Jon says:
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      Non-PPR, by the way

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      CLE/Hartline/Nah

  65. Mike says:
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    Is cam newton a big upgrade over romo?
    Have romo…
    Was offered Cam and either nicks or Wayne for Gronk and josh Gordon
    He has Vick and wants to trade cam
    I have Julius Thomas or Cameron to take Gronk place
    Would u do it???
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t like that trade

  66. Rye or the Kaiser Soze says:
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    12 team PPR, start 1 Flex… Should I use my #2 priority for J Bell or Edelman?

    My long term need is RB depth, but it would be nice to start Edelman in the flex this week with Gordon still suspended… Do you think Bell can sustain long term value without a Bush injury, or is he just another lottery ticket (a la Tate, Pierce)?

    QB: Luck
    WR: Bryant, Garcon, Hilton, Gordon
    RB: Sproles, Murray, Tate, Pierce, Helu
    TE: Graham

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like Bell ROS. I’d take him over Edelman.

  67. Mike says:
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    If u have Jordan Cameron…would u still use waiver pick on Julius Thomas or take Edelman?
    Need WR depth as well
    Is Thomas a big upgrade over Cameron ROS?
    Not sure…potential is there

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cam has a better shot at consistency. I don’t trust Edelmans role, I question it when Gronk is back and ‘dola is healthy.

  68. E says:
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    If u got stuck w 2 qb’s in a 1 qb standard non-ppr league, would u trade matt Ryan (own RG3 too)

    • E says:
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      @E: sorry got cut off. Trade Ryan for Cobb? Very weak at WR. 12 team league

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Definitely. Go for it

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    Would you deal AJ Green for Steve Smith and CJ1K? I was just offered this. I’m thinking if I’m dealing him I need a top tier back.

    WRs: Green, Dez, Garcon, Decker, Buc Williams, Hartline
    RBs: Forte, Gore, Wilson, DRich, Moreno, Gio

    Play 3 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 W/R, 1 W/R/T

    0.5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah I don’t like that trade. AJ looking like a monster.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: that being said, is there a drop of any of those guys for Cameron or Gordon? I’m leaning dumping Buc Williams for Gordon for when he is back in Week 3. And I like Cameron as either a backup to Graham – so I can maybe deal Graham for an RB – or as a W/R/T fill-in.

        *you like Cameron over Julius?

        • Sky

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          @Wilsonian: oomph that’s tough. I like Buc. But since he’s depth and Hartline will be more consistent I could see dumping for Gordon and his potential.

          If you have Graham, trying to make a move like that isn’t worth it. Just enjoy Graham.

          And I definitely like Cameron more then JT moving forward.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: I know, just seems like Buc will have his points contingent on TDs. Gordon has some upside and more value in his ceiling. Don’t see a move for Cameron? Julius was snagged off waivers while I slept anyway.

            • Wilsonian says:
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              @Wilsonian: never mind on Cameron, he was just picked up, too. Damn shallow leagues and too many people available on waivers.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                @Wilsonian: yeah you have Graham. I don’t like making moves predicated by ‘I can trade them’. Usually just leaves you holding an empty bag.

  70. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    variety of leagues questions.
    1. rudolph owner, dump for 1 of j.thomas/bennett/winslow/eifert?
    please rank as i will put the waivers in that order
    2. have PIT and TB defenses. Drop TB for any of PHI/CLE/MIA/KC/NYJ?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also could drop TB def (keeping PIT) and keep both rudolph and 1 of those other TE’s.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, I’d stream your DEF and pick up the other TE via dropping DEF.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      JT will be just as boom/bust but his booms will be bustier if you get my drift. Winslow for floor, JT for ceiling, Eifert for solid yet boring and Bennett for more of what Rudolph does. I’ll say JT

      I’d drop PIT before I drop TB. Give PHI a go this week but watch CLE when their offense is back to normal. Could surprise.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: yeah CLE’s run def was great sun. so should TE rank for waivers be thomas/winslow/Eifert/bennett? Or should i just put in the first three and leave bennett out of it since he’s similar to rudolph?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s how I’d rank them, yes.

  71. Mike says:
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    Just got offered Cam newton and Brandon Marshall for Gronk and either Myles Austin /Pierre garçon
    I have romo..cam upgrade?
    I can play Julius Thomas /Cameron at TE
    Just think Gronk trade value is highest now?
    Would u do it?
    Or just look to trade Gronk for a Randall Cobb type
    Thx

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mike: wouldn’t Gronk’s trade value be highest when he’s back and playing like he usually does?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gronk hasn’t reached his full trade potential. Think he’s still Gronk when he gets back. I don’t think you need 2 top 12 QBs, though. Any moves you have in mind to fix that?

      You’re probably not going to get Cam/Marsh without throwing in Garcon there. I’d do it if I had a trade partner for Romo that could help me elsewhere.

  72. Mike says:
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    My thought is if he comes back and doesn’t look 100% then trade value drops..plus wondering not only how healthy after back surgery…
    No Hernandez or Welker or Vereen….he still is valued high since he supposedly is close to return…
    Maybe double teamed and not completely healthy??
    Would u make that trade?

    Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think the Pats have made due with Welker/A-Hern/Gronk in the past. Don’t see why they can’t make due with a combo of Gronk/Edelman/’dola/Thompkins/Sudfeld. Not worried about him getting too much coverage, I don’t think I’d do that trade without moving Romo for another part.

  73. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dropping sanu (but still holding patterson) for 1 of m.brown>edelman>simpson. that rank look right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, about right.

  74. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    stick with IND vs MIA DEF this week or go to
    Jac vs Oak
    Oak @ Jac
    Mia @ Ind
    Phi vs Sd

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      PHI

  75. Mike says:
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    I only could get a backup guy like J bell or Bernard for romo….10 team league..everyone has starters..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah then I think you should just stick with what you’ve got.

  76. Hans says:
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    Sky, I have Marshall, Decker, Mike Williams and Michael Floyd. How do you think Floyd will do ROS? Should I drop him for Edelman?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Like Floyd, he’s gonna get plenty of play this year. I wouldn’t drop for Edelman

  77. goodfold2 says:
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    what about roberts vs edelman vs cotchery vs avant vs simpson. I already have roberts.

  78. Sky

    Sky says:
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    Roberts and Edelman very close. I’ll lean Edelman but barely. Not interested in the others at all.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Sky: different league where i’m waiting on gronk while jacoby/vereen are also injured now. return yardage league so jacoby has extra value. Celek this week again, or one of winslow/clark/miller/fasano

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: yet another, i’m guessing either we should wait (as mentioned above), or is v.brown droppable for one of m.brown/roberts/michael floyd/mccluster in a .05 pt per yard return league. normal .1 per yard from scrimmage. I’m thinking floyd could be better.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Floyd, they look pretty pass happy in AZ and he is second fiddle

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Can stay Celek

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Sky: just realized i also have jacoby to drop here for edelman. This is the non-return yards league.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ah then go for it

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Sky: after edelman none of the other WR’s are any kind of better than mine. Higher waiver got edelman so I went Bradford for Luck backup for Luck’s bad matchups (SEA in a few weeks). I could also have grabbed leon wash/blount/turbin/forsett, or backup def to CIN.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Sorry that was really confusing without punctuation. What’s the question?

  79. Eric says:
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    Hey Sky, I actually turned out pretty well using your rankings as a foundation for mine… I don’t know what all the complaining is about.

    I just had a question about what you thought about this trade… (12 team, non ppr)

    I would trade Russel Wilson + Reggie Bush + Giovani Bernard
    for
    Matt Ryan + Doug Martin

    For RBs, I currently have Adrian Peterson, Steven Jackson, Reggie Bush, Daryl Richardson, and Giovani Bernard and I’m allowed to start 4 RBs if I use both my flex as RBs.

    The reason I like Matt Ryan over Wilson right now is because we have a 300+ yardage bonus and -2 for every interception… what do you think? I also feel like I could use the extra bench spot to pick up people in the beginning of the season…

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: Oh, and a 6 point per passing TD.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks! Everyone does that after one week. Because as we know, week 1 proves everything.

      I’d hold, personally. Think you’re giving up too much. Gio will improve over time. Can’t let BJGE average 1.8 YPC the rest of the way.

  80. Todd says:
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    In Idp I need to pick up a Lb who do you like
    Mason foster
    Erin Henderson
    Demarco Ryan’s

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You should hit up our IDP guy Kevin on his IDP weekly positional rankings.

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