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Dedication. Devotion.  Turning all the night time into the day.  You hear that sweet little synth riff yet?  No?  How about the jangly blues guitar faintly being played underneath it…no?  Hrm, what can I say, I tried.  I’m guessing none of you will get the song which is fine.  Not the finest work by those guys but the first person who can give me the name of the song and the band wins…well nothing.  You googled it, cheater!  Well, it’s a major bye week full of bad matchups for RBs and great matchups for WRs.  So good, in fact, a guy that might not even be owned in your league in Jarrett Boykin could return a WR1 value on the week.  I follow him up with Terrance Williams playing against a Detroit secondary that loves to give the secondary WR in any offense a good day.  I think Greg Jennings has a ‘see what you guys are missing?’ day against his former team mates as the Vikings lose 47-10 but he had a great day so that’s all that matters, right?  In other news, I haven’t given up on Andre Ellington.  Hopefully Arians hasn’t either…especially without some kind of explanation.  Maybe he’ll figure out throwing to the running back on screens will relieve the pressure on a beleaguered o-line and give Palmer some breathing room for those deep pass plays.  I know, I know: crazy talk.  It’s gonna be a weird week in ATL until we know more about their RB situation.  Yahoo’s already annointing SJax the starter via their projections but he just started practicing on Wednesday…yeah, ok.  That would be pretty weird for a guy who supposedly had a setback just a week ago.  Well, whatever, I’m keeping my expectations on all of them low for now until I hear more news and strongly suggest the same for you.  Nice possible cheap ‘this game is a blow out, here come the reserves’ RBs to throw at you would be Turbin and Hunter.  Oh, and check down master Jason Campbell mutes Gordon a bit this week and increases the likelihood that the Ogre – Ogbonnaya – gets a lot of worthless checkdowns, making him flex-worthy in my book.  And as always, my kickers were selected by a highly scientific process of trying to burp all the state names.  Hrm…that’s not really scientific…nor does it really do anything.  Yeah, they’re still kickers.  But enough of that, on with the show.  Here’s week 8’s rankings for 2013 Fantasy Football…

 

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  1. SMLV1 says:
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    Qb – RG3, Russel Wilson
    WR – Green, Torrey Smith, K. Allen, M. Wallace and H. Douglas
    RB – Morris, S. Jackson, MJD, L. Miller ( Y! Said to drop D. Martin….did for S. Jax…now might regret it)
    TE – J. Graham , J. Reed
    K – stream
    Def – N.E.

    Drop anyone ROS for…

    RB – M.James , Z. stacy , Ellington , Mcgahee or if Martin clears waivers pick him up.

    WR – J. jones, S. johnson , Harvin , Rice , DHB or K. Wright.

    Will try to trade Reed in a package deal or straight up if Graham is healthy…What position should I aim for?

    Standard 10 team Y! League. Sittting at 4-3 in 3rd..BYE week killing me.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @SMLV1: Stacy over Miller at this stage. I’d want an RB in return for Reed for your team. Hopefully SJax is a full go this week but I’d be surprised if he was.

  2. Jay says:
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    Just traded my P. Manning, Moreno, R. Rice, and Blackmon for Rg3, Charles, and Dez. I know it was a good amount to give up, but I felt that Dez was a solid pickup. Here’s to hoping Roddy comes back from injury soon.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jay: Good luck!

  3. RV says:
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    Harry Douglas or Sproles for my Flex spot? Standard league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @RV: Sproles

  4. Will says:
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    Why so high on Mike James? It’s not like Doug Martin was doing so well? You really think the second guy on the depth chart with two first names will have more success?

    And no Harry Douglas love after 20+ points last week? Now you are down on the all-first name players.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Will: Pretty thin week. If you really want to start MJD over him, you’re more than welcome to.

      Ha, quality of opponent matters. One week does not a stud make.

  5. Mark says:
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    0.5 PPR pick 2 please:

    Rueben Randle
    Zac Stacy
    Andre Ellington
    Gio Bernard

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mark: Randle/Ellington

  6. bobby bonilla says:
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    could you add some color on Sidney Rice? I don’t think Harvin is back this week, meaning he and Tate are Wilson’s two go threats. -9 just seems aggressive.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @bobby bonilla: 2/33/0.4…that’s your average output per game from Sidney Rice so far this season and is going against a team weak against the run with a shoddy o-line and a backup QB under center. If Wilson has to throw the ball more than 20 times, something went wrong. Unless you’re in a deep league, I don’t see why you’re starting him.

  7. willy says:
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    Morning Sky!

    Thanks for the rankings!!

    Question 1: If by before game time on Sunday we receive confirmation that Percy Harvin is plaing, would he be ranked higher than Terrence Williams? I currently have Terrence as my WR3 for the week.

    Question 2: In the event Harvin is playing and still ranked below Terrence, then who would be best for flex this week between the following: Harvin, Cameron or Hartline?

    Thanks in advance!

    • willy says:
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      @willy: BTW Harvin not ranked… probably on purpose i guess

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @willy:

        1) He just started practicing this week. He’s not playing and if he is, think about quality of opponent. He’s going to have very limited reps.

        2) Cameron

  8. Mdaddy says:
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    Reed or Ellington in the Flex this week? Standard league.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mdaddy: I like Reed in a standard. Should be a shootout brewing.

  9. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    tolbert’s missing again. i think he was missing last week too, although maybe that was fixed as the week went on last week.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: Annoying. I start with the ‘consensus’ that should pull in everyone. Apparently even the experts don’t know he’s out there. What the crunk…the fix is in, hopefully it goes through shortly.

  10. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    where would Dola be if he plays in PPR?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’d assume limited reps for him if he goes. Probably around Mike Wallace. Just hasn’t had time to develop chemistry with Tom at this point

  11. drew says:
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    Why so high on Joique in ppr?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @drew: He’s averaging almost 4 catches a game as it is and it’s a bad week for running backs. Couple that with Dallas vs Detroit possibly turning into a shootout, should be plenty to go around.

  12. Adam says:
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    Couple of trades I was hoping to get some help on –

    Trade1:
    Get: Calvin & Spiller; Give:McCoy & Fitz
    Trade 2:
    Get: VJax & DWilson; Give:Fitz & Murray

    Team
    QB: Luck
    RB: McCoy, Murray, Stacey, Matthews, Tate
    WR: Green, Fitz, Gordon, Terrance Williams
    TE: Gronk

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Adam: #1 is ok. Not sure I’d do #2. Personally I’d hold given your team.

  13. South of All Borders says:
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    Ok ok, roster all set and ready to go, just have my FLEX left to fill out.
    Gotta pick one, who’s it going to be….

    Mike Wallace @ NE
    Reuben Randle @ PHI

    Randle is the cute pick here, but after a few td dependent outings, if he fails to score, he may do nothing. I have Wallace in at the moment but keep going back and forth. What’s your take on it??

  14. Cram It says:
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    Haha. Why do I feel like you purposely put Eifert so low? Eifert is not pleased. Eifert do bad things on Sunday. And by bad, he means good.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: But seriously, that super low ranking is making me consider picking up any of the available 10 TE’s you have ranked above him. Must…stick…with…gut.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah stick it in your gut. Like a sharpened toothbrush end in a prison! Ha, Gresham and Eifert split TE catches. If they were one man, I’d be intrigued but they’ve both been low end options all year…Dallas Clark is outscoring them both and that’s in standard!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: I know, I know, he’s not getting the attention. He should! Fuckers. I’ve rolled with Ertz before but he hasn’t caught more than 3 balls yet. Why can’t I just pick one that’s going to hit? I suck at gambling.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            @Cram It: Join the club. I’m the guy that picked up Garrett Graham the week he drops a goose egg when Daniels was around. So of course I drop him and the next week he has a TD and about 60 yards against a tougher TE opponent.

  15. Zandy says:
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    What’s driving the love for Stacy and the disdain for Sproles ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Stacy’s gonna get all the work. Pretty sure it’s a blowout and they get a 4th quarter ‘team working on things’ drive against a defense that no longer cares as well. Sproles is currently just the 19th best RB in PPR leagues and I ranked him 15th on a bye week. Not sure where ‘disdain’ comes into play here.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: just looking at Stacy at 13, Ellington at 17 and Sproles at 25 for the std rankings… Surprised to see him that low against an avg buffalo squad and at home

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Zandy: Bills are a better defensive squad than you think. You should go look at the numbers. Plus Sproles has been a low end RB2/Flex play all year based on the numbers. I wouldn’t assume those numbers have to trend upward.

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: would you sell Sproles then? Try for a truer rb2?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I’d trade him but at the right price. Depends what I’m getting. Me ranking him for week 8 somewhere lower than you were expecting shouldn’t be a point for you to try and sell him though…

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                @Sky: the difference between sproles in PPR and non-PPR is one of the biggest (probably THE biggest) of any player at RB position. that’s an every year phenomenon.

  16. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    So, for this week and perhaps a few more until Cutler comes back or I can snag McCown instead, would you advocate dropping Henne for Thad Lewis?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): Crap for crap move in the long run between those two but it makes sense for this week in my book. Not sure what you’re saying in the first part.

  17. Fromunda says:
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    Pick 2 receivers for this week……… Boykin, T. Williams, or Decker. I know what the rankings say but Decker seems like the safe pick and I have Boykin penciled in along with Jordy Nelson as my other receiver. Williams is riding the bench right now. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fromunda: Oooh oooh I know this one! See rankings above…again.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: Dallas/Detroit should be a shoot out. Plenty to go around for T-Will

        • South of All Borders says:
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          @Cram It: Dear Mr. Cram It – how about Mike Wallace @ NE or Reuben Randle @ PHI? Who do you start at flex (0.5 ppr) ??

          • Cram It says:
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            @South of All Borders: I love Randle. That game should also be a shootout. Think Wallace needs a 50 yard TD to have a day, which is possible but not as likely as a solid game from Randle.

  18. Grant says:
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    My running back situation has just become terrible. First Steven Jackson goes down, then Murray, Lamar Miller has been kept back because the Dolphins don’t know jack about how good he is. I was lucky to pick up Randle for the Murray fill in. This week though looks to be tough. They are talking about Murray playing, and Jackson, but how much are they really giong to get? I have Helu just chilling on my bench(would have won the week for me last week). Am I crazy to take a gamble and start Helu over either Jackson or Randle/Murray. I know what the rankings above say, but there is a lot of committees going on right now in my backfield.

    • South of All Borders says:
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      @Grant:
      My $.02 …. I would put Helu in over Jackson. The Cards run D has been surprisingly strong, especially at home. I don’t expect a big day for him at all. I think it’s more probable that Helu gets a TD than Stephen. But I’m no razzball pro, just my opinion…

    • Sky

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      @Grant: Don’t think Thursday decisions with this group is really going to help you. You’re gonna have to keep in the loop about the status of both guys come Sunday. I moved Murray up pretty high once I heard he was back. I think he’s a bit of a lock for you but depending on the news I could see taking a gamble on Helu for upside in what could be a shootout.

  19. Scott Steelers says:
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    So Stacy over Ridley eh? I’m havin a tough time with my 2 RBs this week…
    Morris vs Den (fear they get behind quick after denvers first loss and Helu will be out there in hurry up again)
    Mike James vs Car (good D, crappy O. But new starters spark my interest)
    Stacy vs Sea (obviously tough matchup, but he runs hard, rely more on him with bradforsd out and not in seattle)
    Ridley vs Mia (who the hell knows how many touches)
    MJD vs SF ( he’s dead to me til he does something )

    • Scott Steelers says:
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      @Scott Steelers: gut says put in morris and ridley and let it ride, but I tend to tinker

      • South of All Borders says:
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        @Scott Steelers: I put Ridley > Stacy. Hawks will shut down Rams run game….

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Scott Steelers: Bell-cow argument. Touches = opportunity. I know full well how good the ‘hawks defense is as I’m an unabashed Seattle fan (PNW born and raised!). I also think this could be a laugher by the 3rd quarter and the ‘hawks ease up on the gas peddle enough for the Rams offense to have a few scoring drives down the stretch. Ridley cedes RZ carries to Bolden at times. He’s just hit/miss and his offense still isn’t clicking. Just hard to get behind starting him if I have a known entity like Stacy getting the ball.

  20. Cram It says:
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    Happy to see Jennings ranked not in the 40’! Although I’m not sure where the sudden positivity is coming from. I’d be starting him if you put him 50.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Cram It: I explained it in my rankings blurb…ha! Think he’s amped for the week and has a good one.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: haha. My bad, I totally didn’t read it this week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Cram It: Haha, no worries. Just flipping you some shizz for shizz and giggles.

  21. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky

    trade proposal

    I give: Josh Gordon, Zac Stacy, & Terrel Pryor

    He gives: Ty Hilton, Tom Brady

    My left over RBs are Leveon Bell & LeSean McCoy.

    I can always pick up Vereen and/or Andre Brown off of waivers for depth.

    I feel like this a no brainer right? He is in dire need of a RB.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Captain Kirk: I really don’t like that trade at all.

      • Captain Kirk says:
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        @Sky:

        Can you explain….?

        I’m just curious as to why you don’t like it?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Captain Kirk:

          Gordon could very well equal TY’s output ROS so that’s flat

          Pryor is a good QB and I don’t think it’s enough of an upgrade to get Tom if you’re literally just throwing in Stacy to get him. It’s an uneven trade that I don’t see it helps you enough to make it.

          • Captain Kirk says:
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            @Sky:

            Makes sense when you put it that way…. especially since I also have Phillip Rivers.

            Thanks for advice.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              You have Rivers? Yeah, you don’t need that trade.

  22. Mr. Rickey says:
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    This might be the saddest trade question you get this season – I’ve been offered BenJarvis and Stevie Johnson for Jacquizz and Boykin. I currently have:
    RB: Jamal Charles, MJD, Quizz, Ivory
    WR: Colston, Nicks, Terrance Williams, Boykin, Percy Harvin

    I’m thinking it’s a no just because Boykin has a lot of upside compared to the rest of the deal. I don’t mind parting with Colston or Nicks but I’m not sure BGE is worth it. Same guy also has Spiller. Any suggestions?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Definitely not a good trade. Try Nicks for Spiller and see if he bites. If not, I’d hold.

  23. the imp says:
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    Just have to say at least one of your commenters is elder enough to know Dire Straits when he reads it. Got it in three syllables after just reading the title…..#humblebrag….#oldanddecrepit

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: Song title is “Walk of Life”, right? Knopfler has a new solo album out. Showing his age he is veering toward jazz, but still has that distinctive, nasally magic in his voice in the tracks played on our weekend jazz and blues program.

      • the imp says:
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        @the imp: Last one on this…If I won the prize (no googling, scouts honor) am I allowed to trade in the “nothing” for money? Or does it only work the other way around?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @the imp: Haha, well done! The moment I thought of ‘Boykin’ = ‘Boy Can’ the song went off in my head. Not a huge Dire Straits fan but always appreciated the story behind ‘Money For Nothing’. I’m sure you know it but if you don’t, strongly suggest looking it up.

          Speaking of ‘money for nothing’…ha! Would be great to do more contests on the site if I had more time.

          • the imp says:
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            @Sky: Hah…contests are fun, but personally, I’m just thankful you have time for all the discussion that occurs on this site.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Well, I like to pretend I have time…ha! With that said, time to get dressed and hustle into work.

    • de nachos says:
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      @the imp: good on ya! I was thinking, with 91 replies already I’m scrolling waaaay too long to not have someone know the song? It’s like they don’t read your fine prose and skip right to the rankings…the savages.

      Or it’s like you said and we’ve outed ourselves as crusty old gen x-ers. “Grumble grumble I remember when only Hell’s Angels had tattoos, now bring me my denim jacket I’ve got the Pearl Jam show tonight”

      • the imp says:
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        @de nachos: LOL! Still have the urge to roll up the bottom of my jeans or wear a single white glove (never got the denim jacket), but my Dave Mustaine mullet is retired for good.

  24. CL says:
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    Who drafted Steven Jackson on ALL 3 of my teams! I demand answers!

    Cam Newton fell a long way this week in your rankings, and RG3 jumped way up. Since I have both on one team (WTF), I have been starting Newton pretty much the whole time, outside of his huge week where I son-of-a-benched him. Don’t make me do it again… make me confident in your rankings of Newton vs. RG3 please!

    • CL says:
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      @CL: Also, I have Carolina DEF in 2 leagues where I had intended to stream DEFs… I have held Carolina and plan to. Inn my other league, I have New England DEF… Carolina is not available in that league, but New Orleans is. Not trying to rosterbate over DEFs, but would you just steady-rock New England, or cut bait and play the field, mainly NO?

      • South of All Borders says:
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        @CL: I’ve streamed 3 defenses this season but landed on CAR and am sticking, have loved the ride so far, hope they keep it going this week!!

    • the imp says:
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      @CL: As a fellow RG3 owner, I can tell you the read option is back and that is raising his floor while opening up the offense for the passing game (and Morris runs). Combine that with a matchup with DEN and RG3 is setup to have to lead his team up and down the field in a trackmeet to keep up just like he did last week against CHI.

      • CL says:
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        @the imp: Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @CL: I’ll admit it, it was me about SJax!

      RG3 is gonna be throwing/running all day against Denver just to keep up and Cam hasn’t been running as much as I’d expect from him this year. He’s on pace for 475 rushing yards and about 5 rushing TDs. Pretty steep decline in those departments compared to his career numbers. Plus with a vastly improved defense, he hasn’t had to do as much.

      I’d just stick with NE. It’s a solid squad, especially when Talib gets back.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: You bastard! Well hey, if lets you sleep at night, I’m 7-0 (1st), 5-2 (4th), and 4-3 (2nd)!

        10-4; NE DEF locked and loaded. Hands off for now.

        • Sky

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          @CL: Nice! Hopefully SJax comes back this week and shines ROS. I drafted him almost everywhere myself. Hopefully it didn’t sink my season. Floating around at 3-4 and 4-3 in most leagues at this point.

  25. The Wickler says:
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    Full Point PPR Flex: Would you start T Williams over either DMC or LeVeon Bell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @The Wickler: I would. Think a shootout is on the way there.

  26. J-FOH

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    Why such a boost to J Bell?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @J-FOH: Shootout

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: and that was suppose to be last week with the boys vs the feables

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @J-FOH: I think we both know that Stafford and co. is better than the feables, right?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: just stirring the pot. Last weeks game should of had another 4 to 5 touchdowns. Foles fooled us all two weeks ago.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, I’d say it was more Kiffin but I hear ya.

    • Josh says:
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      @J-FOH: Seconded. I own Joique, so no complaints, but when I flex him, I’m just hoping for goal-line carries.

  27. bluety12 says:
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    Looking for a #3 rb read AP injury worst then what they are saying should i pick up Toby G? If so who should i drop B. Pierce (Balt) or C. Micheal (sea) or K. Britt? Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @bluety12: Source? Pretty much zero percent of what you’re saying is easy to find on the internet or twitter. You can drop any of those three but prolly Michael unless it’s a keeper league.

      • bluety12 says:
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        @Sky: Rotoworld on Sirius radio this am.

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            @Sky: ok thanks…Need three WR this week 1 extra point for every rec after 4th…..Fitz, Nicks, Blackmon, and S.smith.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No prob. Have you covered in the rankings above with that question.

  28. 976 says:
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    PPR League. Choose the odd man out:

    Terrance Williams
    Andre Ellington
    Mike James
    Marques Colston
    Justin Blackmon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @976: James

      • L-Boogie says:
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        @Sky: I don’t get it. Your ranking have James just ahead of Ellington but here you’re saying Ellington over James? Is it because of PPR?

        I have the same decision to make but non-PPR

        Thanks.

        • Sky

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          If you click the PPR rankings, he’s ahead of James…

  29. Josh says:
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    Dobson over Kenbrell Thompkins? This a trend you expect to continue?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Josh: I wouldn’t call 44 vs 48 much of a trend. I’m saying one probably goes off while the other drops a dud and there’s no way of telling which one it will be from week to week.

  30. Captain Kirk says:
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    @sky:

    Also, one more question…. flex spot 0.5 ppr

    Jarret Boykin or Jordan Reed.

    Thanks.

    • Sky

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      @Captain Kirk: tough one, really like both. Shootout factor makes me think Reed is the guy there. GB might be sitting on a huge lead and slow the game down.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Captain Kirk: who is the starting te and wr’s?

      • Captain Kirk says:
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        @J-FOH: I have Victor Cruz & Wes Welker as my 2 wrs.

        I have Gronk as my TE.

        Basically leaves me with flex options of Gordon, Boykin, or Reed

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          @Captain Kirk: you’re in a good place. Broncos have given up a lot of yards to te but only 2 touchdowns on year. I’m leaning boykin but you’re a winner either way

  31. Wilsonian says:
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    I’m really wanting to add Duke Ellington to my roster but don’t know if there’s a spot. Would you drop CJnoK, Harvin, or Ridley for him?

    0.5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Wilsonian: I wouldn’t take the A train over those guys.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: kind of figured as much. I like the guy, just can’t find a way to get him on my roster.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Wilsonian: Not in a 10 team with your roster setup until Mendy is out.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: word. Thanks for the help this season. I’ve got a tough matchup this week against the guy I’m tied for first with (even though I’ve outscored him by 180 points on the season). I’ve got Reed in at flex right now with Graham at TE. Gotta keep an eye on that situation. Still flip flopping between Gordon and Ridley at flex if Graham doesn’t suit up.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No worries. Good luck!

  32. Mean Gene Okurlund says:
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    Mike Tolbert, Brandon Bolden, Benjarvus Green-Ellis or Willis McGahee in PPR?

    Who has the best chance of being worth more than nothing rest of the season.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mean Gene Okurlund: Got you covered for this week in the rankings above.

      BJGE does

      • Mean Gene Okurlund says:
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        @Sky: What if I throw Richardson and Donald Brown into the mix?

  33. Shameless says:
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    MJD, R. Helu and J. Randle? Please pick two to start for this week. Thank you

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Please see the rankings above

  34. Wilsonian says:
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    On the surface, who wins this trade:

    Gordon/Garcon for Torrey/Rice?

    0.5 PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The Torrey side but not by a landslide.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Sky: That has been offered to me, I would be getting the Rice side. Baltimore is on BYE this week, so it would force my hand to play Decker at WR, Ridley at W/R flex, and Reed at W/R/T flex. If Graham was out I would have only a roll of the dice with Harvin at W/R/T flex. Everyone else on my squad is on BYE. Think I should hold off? I’d like to take a chance on Rice, but not sure this is the week to do it.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Doesn’t sound like it fits your teams needs then. Hold

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Sky: that’s the way I was leaning, and thinking of declining with the caveat that I would possibly take it on another week. To maybe leave the options open.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Pretty sure this is a one week deal – they’re trying to fill their bye week I’m imagining – but you could propose it that way

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Sky: good chance it is, but I declined it with that in there. I’d like to gamble on Rice, but I can’t kill myself this week when I’m playing the guy who’s tied for 1st with me.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Understandable.

  35. Barker says:
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    Finally got the kid to bite
    10 team 1/2 ppr qb qb/flex

    I give roeth and shorts i get antonio brown

    Qbs rg3 vick locker
    Wr marshall colston now brown randle amendola
    Rbs lynch charles ellington ir andre brown
    Te tim wright for now but i hope to get olsen who is on waivers for now and wont clear because of the damn thursday game and i just lost finley

    I think its a pretty nice trade the kid was rocking thad lewis at qb as his only qb
    Was trying for calvin but brown is a nice consolation prize

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, good trade.

  36. Alan says:
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    Would you trade away Reggie Bush, Stafford, and Dez to acquire AP, Desean Jackson, and M. Ryan? My reasoning is no, but the AP owner wants to trade him badly so I’m thinking we could possibly work out a deal. My other RBs and WRs are T-Rich, Bernard, Gordon, Fitzgerald, Randle, and Vereen.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alan: Nope. If he wants to trade him badly, get him cheaper

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t see a good reason to do that trade.

  37. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Have Gronk and Reed, looking to prey on TE/RB needy teams for a WR. Give Reed and Stacy for Welker (other guy starting Ogre and Cook)? What about for Garcon (other guy starting L miller and Housler)? If nobody wants Reed, would you be comfortable dealing Gronk straight up for a WR1 (including the guys above, maybe Marshall, V-Jax, Nelson)? My team is 3-4, standard scoring w/ bonus, start 2RB/3WR/no Flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Always a gamble but I’d rather trade away Gronk for a WR1 straight up. Think you’ll do your team better with that type of trade.

  38. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky!

    Keep being awesome. I need some guidance if you have a moment.

    2 RB, 1 Flex, 3 WR league. I have:

    WR: Colston, Nelson, Jeffery, Blackmon Harvin
    RB: Demarco Murray, Doug Martin, Brandon Jacobs

    Clearly, I’m booming at WR, and will run out of room when Harvin returns, while I am dying at RB.

    Which of these guys should I be selling at WR, and who should I be aiming to trade for at RB?

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stop, you’re making me blush!

      That’s tough…my question is do you have to? Nelson should be a WR1 now and Blackmon is creeping up close to that territory. Then you have a sell low in Colston and it depends how much people believe in Jeffery how much you’ll get in return. Honestly, it’s a passing league now. You gotta trade desperate to desperate (I see your RB sitch) and move Colston for an underperforming RB.

      • Nick says:
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        @Sky:

        I was thinking Colston, thanks!

        What RBs do you think I should be targetting?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Think it’s more important to find the team first that needs Colston over their own RB disappointment. Ridley? MJD?

  39. Pete says:
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    PPR league. I have Ellington plugged into one RB slot. I had J. Randle penciled in the other RB slot but that situation looks like it is losing value fast. My other option for RB is Jacobs which also doesn’t look promising.

    1) Should I pick up Ogbonnaya (over McGahee, who is also available) and play him over Randle if Murray plays? Or is Randle still the better option?

    2) For Flex, I have Clay penciled in. What do you think about him compared to a) J. Randle or one of the Cleveland backs or 2) Plugging in a Marvin Jones or a receiver in your 38-45 range?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pick up Ogre and start Clay

  40. JohnRamboJr says:
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    Have you heard of any trades happening before the deadline? The Gordon talk doesn’t inspire, but do you think the K Britt rumors have any momentum?
    Thanks,
    JRJ

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They’re all rumors until proven otherwise. Don’t think there’s much to say or know until something actually happens.

  41. Principle Blackman says:
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    Sky, would you still start Ellington over Mike James in a 1PPR/.5PPRA league? The fact that Ellington only gets 6 or 7 rush attempts per game really limits his upside on the PPRA end of things. If James is in line for 15-20 carries, then that’s an automatic 7.5 to 10 points right there.

    I also have Ivory available on my bench—I wish I would have had his 34 touches in my line-up last week. That would have saved my week.

    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Interesting. James wins out there. Volume should be there for him.

  42. Steve Stevenson says:
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    0.5 PPR flex, L. Bell or Gordon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Bell

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Sky: Gah! Brain fart (or alcohol?). Bell is my RB2 due to byes. Meant to ask, Gordon, L. Miller or M. James at flex?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          James

  43. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    My WRs are Wes Welker / Dez Bryant / Calvin Johnson/josh gordon/keenan Allen/Percy Harvin

    My TE is Jordan cameroon

    I was offered Julius Thomas for Josh gordon.

    I am worried about Cleveland QB situation .Shall I do this trade?

    I personally would like to get RB bench strength by asking Danny woodhead or Shane Vereen as well.

    Your thougts on this trade ?

    Thanks as always for your help

    Jagan

    • Jagan says:
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      @Jagan:

      My RBs are Frank Gore / Joseph randle /MJD /Zac Stazy / Chris Ivory

    • Oz says:
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      Haha what a coincidence. I have Graham and Cameron in a league that only allows 1 TE and is rb/wr flex (all flex should be RB/WR/TE) and I was thinking of offering cameron for Josh Gordon.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I don’t mind it, actually, though that’s only because you have ridiculous WR depth. You can afford it. I’d be surprised if you got either of those RBs along with JT but you can try.

  44. Oz says:
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    Is it safe to drop David Wilson? I need another QB (Tom Brady is raping my team) and I want to grab Locker while he’s on a bye for next week and beyond. What do u think? Thx

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Is this a 2QB league? Is it a deep one? Standard league, I’m not doing that move.

  45. Josh says:
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    Good job with the rankings except for ranking Russell Wilson 15th. Behind what’s his name, Tanawheel? You’d think after blowing up on Primetime on the road last week inArizona against Patrick Peterson Russell would get more hype. What’s your reasoning Sky?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      437 yards passing, 7 TD passes and 1 INT. That’s against Arizona and Jacksonville so far this year. His total TD and INT on the year are 11:4. One good game doesn’t mean Seattle is now a pass-first offense. Still a running team and it’s against a poor defense to boot that’ll probably get run over by Lynch and co. Tannehill probably needs to throw all day to keep up in New England. It’s about opportunity, don’t think the ‘hawks need to throw much against a Kellen Clemens-led offense.

      • Josh says:
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        @Sky:

        Yeah I agree, But it will be just as easy to throw it than run it because the rams might stack the line just to stop Lynch. Regardless though, your theory makes good sense.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I hear ya but 5 games vs 2 games…gotta go with the strategy of the 5 games. Because of his legs, he’s been a consistent play but not all that much better than Pryor who isn’t on as good of a squad (though admittedly vastly improved) so he has to throw. Just think he’s gonna lack consistency this year because his team ‘doesn’t need him’ out there every week to tak over.

  46. Pavel says:
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    I picked up Dalton this week to stream (I have Luck) over Pryor. Rotoworld ranked Dalton higher. Is there a reason I should have picked up Pryor instead?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      285 rushing yards. Larger room for error when your QB averages 4.75 points on the ground a game. Lowest point total for Pryor in a game has been 10 according to ESPN. Dalton’s had an 8 and a 5 game. Plus Pryor is averaging a little more FPPG (15.4 vs 15.2) than Dalton on the year. He’s just the more solid pick to play week in and week out.

  47. James says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Yesterday i asked you to rank in order most points to least in a PPR and you said Witten, Fred Jackson, Harvin and vereen.
    I should have asked, most points ROS starting week 12 when everyone should be playing. Does your rankings change?

    Also, what WRs or TEs do you think I should trade Fred Jackson for?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Harvin/Witten/Vereen/Fjax

      As high as you can get w/FJax. He’s currently a solid RB2 play but it really depends on the needs of the other owner and how much they believe (I believe little). TEs, you’re probably getting Olsen or maybe an upside player in Reed if you’re lucky. WRs, you’re looking at not as good of a return, most likely.

      • James says:
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        So you would recommend trading my Fred Jackson for Witten?
        12 team ppr

        QB Rodgers
        RB: Charles, Chris Johnson
        WR: Fitzgerald, Garcon
        TE: Graham
        2 Flex spots (WR/TE. WR/RB) with F.Jackson, Harvin, Vereen

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          In a PPR, I don’t mind that move actually. Think FJax eventually tails off.

  48. RG says:
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    DeAngelo Willimas or Zac Stacy? I’m kind of afraid of seattle’s defense….

    I need a TE for this week… I grabbed Quarless couse I like he is facing Vikings they have allowed plenty of fantasy points vs TE, but I could also get Fauria, Zach Miller or Pettigrew…

    Standard Leauge…

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Got you covered with the rankings above.

  49. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Any value in picking up the Texans DST, or have the injuries and shoddy play made them unstreamable? I’m in a league where roster restrictions necessitate carrying either 2 DST or 2 K. HOU has a 5-game stretch coming up that includes Ari, Oak and Jax twice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You can pick them up and see what you get. But Cushing out and if Schaub returns as starter, it could get a little ugly.

  50. the imp says:
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    With this PPR crew (1Q, 2R, 3W, no flex):
    RG3/Vick
    Forte/Foster/MJD/Ellington
    Gordon/Nicks/Amendola/Harvin
    Reed
    DST/K

    I am thinking WR is still my most problematic position since getting a good RB3 will be expensive.

    Which of these trades would you offer?
    a. Vick+Ellington for AJohnson (I’d go straight up first, but expect that to be rejected…Ellington would be replaced by Ogre/Bolden type for this week)
    b. Vick for TY
    c. Vick for KAllen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like B/C, but not A. I’d take Hilton. Think he’s primed to be a consistent WR2 with a bullet down the stretch.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Thanks. Would you package Vick and Ellington for Decker or is that still overpaying?

        Vick’s proclivity for injuries and dogfighting make him a tough nut to trade.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Depends on your team and its needs but I’d take Decker there if I have a good QB/RB depth.

  51. Dave says:
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    Hey sky any thoughts on Lance Moore as a sneaky add for this week? If Jimmy Graham is out I was thinking Moore can have some upside

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Dave: I agree, Brees likes Moore, think he’d use him. Depends who you’re dropping but I don’t hate the idea at all.

  52. Carl Weathers says:
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    Hey Sky, I think you forgot Philly in the DST rankings. Either that or you think the Giants are gonna……nah you forgot em

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      The third lowest scoring D/ST team so far this year and they haven’t even had a bye week yet…not seeing the storyline here personally.

      • Carl Weathers says:
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        @Sky: They play the Giants. Most outlets have them around #10. Even though they do suck, Giants have been that bad and are on a short week.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          They played the Giants in week 5, gave up 21 points, only had 1 sack but got bailed out by TOs. Ranking that mess of a defense 10th is pretty ballsy, even for a short week. It’s just not good. You can gamble on them if you want to. Their best week so far is 10 points and that happened week 1 against a clearly not ready RG3 and company and they have two negative games under their belt. Just seems like a gamble not worth taking to me.

  53. Tehol Beddict says:
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    explain stacy choice please. are you expecting quite a few catches out of the backfield or do you think they will actually continue to run on the seahawks even though they will be down 20 at half or are you basing this off of snagging a short td run?

    • Tehol Beddict says:
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      @Tehol Beddict: and trust me I’m praying your correct! hahahah

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        It’s a bad week for RBs overall due to bye weeks and injuries. We probably wouldn’t be talking about Stacy if it weren’t for that because he’d be closer to where MJD is in the rankings then. That said, Rams are gonna feed him the rock in some way shape or form as we know Clemens isn’t going to set the world on fire. He should get 20-25 touches. If the Rams lose 34-10, I won’t be surprised but I wouldn’t bet against the TD coming from Zac

  54. TJ says:
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    Jordy or V Cruz ROS?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Jordy

  55. Drewsky says:
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    Trade Blackmon and Colston for Brees?

    PPR can start up to 2 Flex spots
    my qb’s are Luck and Vick
    WR’s are D. Thomas, Blackmon, Jeffery, Colston, Roddy

    Also wondering if you think Blackmon can keep it up with the D’s ahead of him.

    • Drewsky says:
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      @Drewsky: By the way, been stalking the site for a long time, love the clever commentary as much as the advice! Thanks for the great entertainment!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Drewsky: That’s too much loss of WRs there. I like Blackmon a lot moving forward even with the matchups. Think you should hold.

        Thanks for that, Drewsky! Glad you’re enjoying it.

  56. Benny says:
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    What are your thoughts on LeVeon Bell vs Eddie Lacy in Dynasty leagues? Who’d you rather have?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Benny: At this point, I’d lean Lacy

  57. Dire Straits says:
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    Looks like Amendola will play Sunday. I’m thinking start him over E Sanders in a 1pt PPR, yes?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I could see doing that; really depends on any news on ‘dola being limited or not. Think he’ll perform well if he gets full reps and plays with Gronk. I’d play him over Sanders.

  58. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team, non-PPR league.

    Based on your rankings, I guess I’m starting James/Ellington (haven’t decided which one yet) over Kerley at flex, right?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, Jets passing game is tough to buy into being explosive enough to count on.

  59. Pete says:
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    I have Stafford and Rivers in my 12 team PPR league. Trying to figure out the right value for Rivers and could use a WR or RB. What’s the best strategy here with Rivers on bye this week and the other teams all having decently solid QB’s? Is there a market or do I have to wait til someone’s QB goes down? With my league’s scoring Rivers is the #3 QB right now and I’d like to try and capitalize. Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably need a bye week to capitalize if everyone’s happy w/their QB. Hold until the value is there to trade him.

      • Pete says:
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        @Sky: A guy has Kaepernick (bye next week) and no other QB. He has J Rodgers, Andre Johnson, and L Miller. Looks like he’s planning on starting the first 2 this week with Miller on the bench. Would something like a Rivers and Boykin for Johnson work? Any other ideas?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s a major overpay…you’re in the driver’s seat, don’t undersell yourself. Should be able to get Andre in a 1-1 there if you want/need him.

  60. Moose Out Front says:
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    Just got offered a trade that I’m considering heavily:
    (12 teamer, 0.5 ppr, 2WR-2RB-1W/R, 4-3 record)

    His Cruz, Sproles, Spiller
    for my Bush and Ivory

    My roster:
    RB’s: Bush, Ivory, Ellington, JBell, Martin, ABrown, Bolden
    WR’s: DThomas, Hartline, Harvin

    Bye weeks are about a wash with an advantage in accepting the deal for next week. I give up the best player, but add a lot of potential for a big second half…

    Thoughts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s a risk but I’ll take the Cruz side.

      • Moose Out Front says:
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        @Sky: I really appreciate the feedback. Now for the drop… hang on to Martin or ABrown?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No chance to drop Bolden there? Pretty low upside play and when Vereen’s back, his role will reduce even further.

          • Moose Out Front says:
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            @Sky: Yeah urite. I had to have him as the only non-bye week RB on my roster for week 9, but after getting Spiller and Sproles I can just go WW WR in the W/R spot and be gtg. Assuming Spiller is OK 2 weeks from now.

            It’s complicated yo! Thanks for the help.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha, no prob

  61. Dead Heads says:
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    Would you sit Gordon this week for Terrance Williams or Reuben Randle? Jason Campbell is starting this week but I’m not convinced that will make it any better for Gordon vs the KC Defense. I could really see them getting shutout this week. Also trying to decide to start Heath Miller over Jordan Cameron this week?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Have your questions covered with the rankings above.

    • Dead Heads says:
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      @Dead Heads: whoops, well by your rankings you have both Randle and Williams over Gordon this week, but Miller and Cameron are pretty close, and KC does have the #1 defense against TEs this year and not sure Campbell is guna be able to get it done, probably guna go with Miller.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Cool

  62. weeklyheadache says:
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    Flex Help in Std league:

    Who to trust most – or at least rule out as flex this week (injuries all around)?
    CJ SPiller, L Fitz, D Murray, C Shorts?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Murray unless he’s limited. THen Fitz

  63. fitz says:
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    Things are rough this week who should I start at Flex: Heath Miller @ Oak, Roy Helu @ Den, or Ivory @ Cin

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      In a PPR, I could see Heath. If not, rather go Ivory

      • fitz says:
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        @Sky: thanks, yes it’s PPR. Have Reed at TE

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Cool

  64. Eric says:
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    If you had to choose one, who would you start this week:

    Joique Bell vs. Dallas
    Ivory @ Bengals

    Thanks in advance!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Got you covered in the rankings above.

  65. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    With Mendenhall not practicing atleast for now Ellington would get full workload.

    With that assumption can I start him over likes of Ivory/Mike James/Zac Stacy in a non-PPR league?

    Regards

    Jagan

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I already assumed a fairly full workload for him this week with my rankings. Hard to rank him any higher so he’s still where he’s at for me.

    • Jagan says:
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      Also what is the reasoning to rank Zac Stacy that high even when he is facing Seattle defense.
      I have Leveon Bell and Stacy in one of my leagues am I stupid to start Leveon Bell over Stacy?(You ranked them 13/14).

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Not stupid. Stacy’s gonna get all the work. Pretty sure it’s a blowout and they get a 4th quarter ‘team working on things’ drive against a defense that no longer cares as well. Oakland’s defense has been underrated so far as well.

        • Jagan says:
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          Thanks as always to answer all questions we keep asking you.

          You are the best.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            THanks Jagan and no prob

  66. Cram It says:
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    I have Gibson as my flex right now but I’m not crazy about him and the best available yahoo “projected week 8 points” is Ted Ginn Jr. to give you an idea how shallow the pool is. I’d like to try and get in on the offensive action with the saints this week. See a sneaky play with Moore, Stills or Toon?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Moore is interesting. Clearly Brees hasn’t been too hip on Stills or Toon. Depends on if he’s limited or not but my ears are open about Moore.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Word, that’s what I was thinking. I’ll wait as long as I can on Moore’s status.

    • Prez says:
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      @Cram It: was looking at gibson in the rcl.. nothing out there at all… Went with beasley. I feel dirty!

      Oh and, ramos or rosario? Teehee

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Beasley is adorable! I want a picture of him and Woodhead sitting on Santa’s lap to send out to family for this christmas.

        • Prez says:
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          @Sky: ha!! Dont forget lil ray ray! Ya know, to keep the color politically correct..

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Maybe Santa Claus can be Ngata?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Prez: Ha. I was looking at Beasley too, in a non-sexual way. Maybe if I’m drunk by 12:59 on Sunday, I’ll get crazy.

  67. Cory says:
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    brady or ryan ros (taking into account ryans bye week has passed and bradys hasnt)?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cory: Brady

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Still want Brady there but it’s close at this point.

  68. Steve Stevenson says:
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    How you like Rivers ROS? In my dynasty league (6 pts per pass TD) I have a contending team, but last week against the Tampa Rollovers notwithstanding, I’m a little nervous about Matty Ice. Currently have Pryor as a backup, both because I like his future value and because he covers nicely for Ryan’s tough matchups (wk 9-Ryan @ Car, Pryor v Phi; wk 10-Ryan v Sea, Pryor @NYG; wk 16-Ryan @SF, Pryor @SD–the only one not covered is wk 12, Ryan v NO and Pryor @KC). That said, Rivers has been the best of the 3 this year and has a cake schedule, especially in the playoffs (NYG, @DEN, OAK). His owner has a weak WR corps and a major bye week issue coming up, plus Stafford to start at QB. Worth offering Pryor + K. Allen or Boykin for Rivers, or hold? It’s a 10-team league, so backup QB and WR are always available, but I’m trying to get any edge I can for a title.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I wouldn’t call @ Denver or a late season division rivalry in Oakland, cake games, but if you think Rivers gives you the best chance to win in the playoffs, go for it.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not really big on Ryan ROS. I’ll take Rivers there. Go for gold.

  69. Prez says:
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    Im flexing eli in jacks league… Ugh.. bring back Favre, yo!

  70. Aj says:
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    Trade Brees/Dez for Rodgers/Jamal Charles ?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you need an RB upgrade and have good receivers the move makes sense

  71. The Dredd Pirate says:
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    Okay so this is the lineup I was thinking of running out there.
    QB-WIlson
    RB-Bush
    RB-S Jackson
    WR-Welker
    WR-Boykin
    TE-Reed
    Flex-Decker

    my only question is we have Ellington if SJax is healthy for the game you still put Ellington over him?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Just seems too drastic to go from ‘set back’ to ‘practicing’ to ‘majority of team reps on Sunday’. I’d sit SJax there unless the news really changed my mind come Sunday morning

  72. Chicken Dinner says:
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    I just got Brees/BJGE/Fauria for Cameron/Stacy/Pryor/L.Miller

    12 teamer. Start 1QB, 3WR, 3RB, 2TE, 2W/R
    My team now

    Brees/ Locker
    Calvin/ AJ/ J.Gordon/ Blackmon/ T.Will
    Gio/ Le’Veon/ Murray/ Joique/ Tate/ Ellington/ BJGE/ Helu/ Vereen/ A.Brown
    Heath/ Wright/ Fauria/ Bostick

    I did good, no?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well you upgraded QB and got the best player but your ratio of usable players dropped. Not a huge fan of that one personally.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Cameron was the only one I didn’t want to part with. Though Campbell under center made it a bit easier. My TEs are weak unless I catch lightning in a bottle with Bostick. My bench will be just as deep with Vereen and Brown coming back soon. I’m still happy with it.

        • Sky

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          Well, Cameron was already doing a lot of damage on short routes. Pretty sure Ogre and Cam will be fine with Campbell under center. Just worry there won’t be many shots down the field. Gonna need a lot of YAC to get that team down the field.

  73. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Sky Captain,

    It’s that time of the week for flex questions:

    Who do you like?
    1. Cameron (have Gronk at TE)
    2. Stacy
    3. Nicks
    4. Amendola
    5. Drop 3 or 4 for Terrence Williams off of the wire

    .5 ppr, thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      no one else to drop? Crazy that Terrance is still out there. I’d really want to start him this week.

      • Night pandas says:
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        @Sky:
        : only other guys to drop might be Rivers or Ivory

        • Sky

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          Interesting. I’d almost consider Ivory…dah, so tough. Just go with Cameron.

  74. bob wetlands says:
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    I have Forte and Richardson on byes this week so have to reach to find two starters for this week. Right now I have Mojo and Bolden. Should I stick with Bolden (NE) or grab one of the following RB’s:
    Hunter (SF), Snelling (ATL), Ogbonnaya (CLEV), Blunt (NE), Reece (OAK), Jennings (OAK), Robinson (NO), Turbin (SEA), Cox (NYG), Dunbar (DAL)

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ranked a few of those guys ahead of Bolden up above but truly, most of the guys listed above are in the same pool of gamble plays. You can pick one and roll with it.

      • bob wetlands says:
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        @Sky: thanks, think I will roll with Bolden and cross fingers that Brady and him hook up for TD

        • Sky

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          Cool, good luck!

  75. Shake N Bacon says:
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    My RCL league is full of a bunch of TE hoarders. I dropped Wright for Zach Miller and then picked up Bostick. Thinking of starting Bostick…Maybe I shouldn’t have ever dropped Wright.

    Tried trading Colston for Reed (who is the other team’s backup TE) and it got shot down. I don’t know what else to do. No one likes trading with Bacon :'(

    Glad you like Ellington a lot this week, because I’m forced to start him in my flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Everything trades better with bacon! I’m with you on Bostick. Hopefully he proves himself while Finley’s out. I’ve picked him up in a couple of deeper leagues.

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        @Sky: No kidding. As Jim Gaffigan states,”To improve other food they wrap it in bacon”.

        Yeah gonna ride with Bostick. It’ll be more interesting than Zach Miller and his 3 catches…possibly one of them being for a touch down.

        • Sky

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          Haha.

          Yeah, if I’m faced with little to nothing, I go all or nothing personally.

  76. Zandy says:
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    Does this change your Ellington view?

    Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin “reiterated” Thursday the team will “remain careful” with Andre Ellington.
    Fantasy owners are clamoring for Ellington to get more touches and snaps, but the Cardinals aren’t sure his 5-foot-9, 199-pound frame can handle a larger workload.

    • Sky

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      Not really. The OC will eventually pull his head out of his butt and realize 2.3 YPC from Mendy on 15-18 carries doesn’t really help the team. Plus Andre in the flat is still part of the offense. Just because he doesn’t rush it 12 times doesn’t mean he can’t get 12-15 touches.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Sky: Someone needs to show the Cardinals’ brass Warrick Dunn’s bio. Ellington’s got 20lbs on him.

        • Sky

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          Ha, no kidding.

  77. Foshizzle says:
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    I’ve been reading your blog for a few years now and really respect your opinions and rankings since it helped me win 3 leagues last year. Keep up the good work

    I picked up Reed before he blew up a few weeks ago in all 5 leagues and am hoping he can keep up his climb to the top of the TE Tier…

    I see that your higher than most on the Brandon Bostick kid…What are your thoughts on him in comparison to Quarles? My gut says to stash Bostick….

    Would you Flex Jerome Simpson or Brandon Gibson or Kris Durham this week? Thanks SKY

    • Sky

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      Cool man, glad to hear it!

      Quarless has rocks for hands. Bostick is a true ‘move’ TE. If they want to get a TE involved, they’re gonna wanna try Bostick. I’d stash just in case.

      I gotcha handled for WR rankings up above, my man.

  78. Morgan says:
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    Tony Gonzales for Nicks?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rather have Tony

  79. Aj says:
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    Maurice jones-drew was just dropped, worth a claim? Can drop either Leveon bell or Keenan Allen

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d hold

  80. Harbinger says:
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    Full point PPR 12 team
    QB Newton
    RB Charles, Moreno, MJD, Ivory, A.Brown, McGahee
    WR Nelson, Gordon, Amendola, Douglas, Harvin (Lost JJones)
    TE Gronkowski, Cameron

    We can play TE in flex.

    My question is should I drop McGahee for DWilson or for TPryor? Also should I try to trade Cameron for another WR? I am sitting at 6-1 and am trying to set myself up for the ros.

    Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      If you can get TPryor and can get a great WR in return for Cam, I’d make that trade. I doubt you’re starting McGahee so that’s reasonable about Wilson.

      • Harbinger says:
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        @Sky: I was actually talking about trading Cameron Jordan. I could pick up DWilson or TPryor off waivers right now by dropping McGahee. I usually don’t carry a backup QB after bye but I like Pryor and he could be useful if Cam gets hurt. However, I do like the idea of trading the other Cam for a WR.

        Grab Wilson or Pryor for now?

        • Sky

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          Gotcha. id pick up Pryor. I’d take the biggest value on the WR shopping.

  81. goodfold2 says:
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    1.surprising you have avery over both bowe and avant/cooper. I just dropped m.williams (he plays right now) for avant, knew you were high on him this week, but then i saw avery was higher. he’s also available. None of this matters is dola actually plays.
    2. dropped tolbert to attempt to waiver ogre (had to be done today or i’d have worthless roster spot for the week, can’t bench tolbert). If for some reason ogre gets grabbed by someone else, i’ll have to roll out choice (hope for no spiller or reinjury to both) or k.robinson. early on tolbert is really getting used a lot.
    PPR league.

    • Sky

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      1) usually the WR2 in an offense has a good day vs CLE

      2) I’m surprised by his usage along with you.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: tolbert again, if stewart doesn’t come back i might be better off with my worst bench back being tolbert. he did have 13 carries last week. dont’ know why they’re phasing out williams though. could be saving him for one of his december runs where he is the best RB in football, only during december.

        • Sky

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          Pretty sure Williams just scored a 10+ yard TD

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: he did, but until very recently tolbert had nowhere near equal amount of carries or catches.

            • Sky

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              It’s pretty early to be worried about it. Touches currently 3 to 5 in favor of Tolbert with the extra 2 being receptions which aren’t D-Wil’s game

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                @Sky: i’m also probably right whenever stewart comes back that cuts much worse into tolbert’s value than d.williams’.

                • Sky

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                  In my book yes. Tolbert will still get his touches. Makes me wonder if they’ll ever try the diamond formation

  82. goodfold2 says:
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    different PPR league
    in league where i am good (5-2) and my only weakness this week is playing floyd over dola (not that weak according to rankings, floyd at 19 this week) and bennett having bye week (ROS injured QB possible p. roblem as well) i picked up bosick thinking you were high on him, and now i see ertz and housler are ranked higher. You also are on completely different plane than those espn guys with bosick as they don’t even have him ranked and have quarless higher. I should win this week anyway against a team that i average more than 24 pts per week more than and who is playing Law Firm over Foster (bye). So this question is less about floor as possible future value and i’m guessing that would rank these guys
    bosick/ertz/housler? Even if that means i lose a few pts this week if bosick doesn’t go off? (he seems like high ceiling low floor kinda guy as he’s new in the offense)

    • Sky

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      You got it right. His main issue is not being much of a blocker but in a strong passing offense, think he will step in to Finleys passing down roles well. I like him and Ertz but trust his use more in GB. Chips never involved his TEs much in the last

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: it seems your post may have gotten cut off in the middle of a sentence. you were saying TE’s weren’t used much by GB coach….

        • Sky

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          Was supposed to read ‘past’ at the end. And Chip coaches Philly

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            @Sky: that GB fat dude really looks like a chip though, or maybe he looks at a lot of chips. or both.

            • Sky

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              Haha fat old white guys = half the coaching staff of the NFL

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                @Sky: i thought that both kelly and the GB guy were relatively young for those guys.

  83. Mantei says:
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    PPR trade Jimmy Graham for Cameron and Ellington?
    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nah

  84. goodfold2 says:
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    damn, tolbert’s up to over 16 pts now in PPR. Guess i will pick him up (over ogre) after this week as worst RB spot. Hope I don’t lose (already am 1-6) from the difference in pts between ogre and him. maybe ogre gets as many touches, tolbert now 2 weeks in a row as actually used piece in this offense.

    • Sky

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      They may be adjusting to the idea of life without Stewart. Could be a nice short term pickup but when Stew comes back everything gets reconfigured, no doubt

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      Makes me wonder what role J-Stew owns outright when he comes back or if they’re gonna try and move him.

  85. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    PPR league. if s-jax actually plays, would miller move ahead of jacquizz? i have quizz at flex.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Tough, more of a question of how they use SJax. Rodgers has been the primary receiving back. It may or may not affect his value. I’ll know a bit more on Sunday morning

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      I think that question is more about how much SJax will actually play. Jacquizz will still have a role but if SJax is 100% go, I could see Miller moving ahead.

  86. Rags says:
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    One side is going for it, the other is done for the season in a keeper league (not PPR).

    I have no idea how to evaluate this trade:

    Sproles (unkeepable), Garcon (unkeepable) and Harvin (keepable in the seventh)
    for
    Amendola (keepable in the 13th), Helu (8th) and Alshon Jeffrey (keepable in the 7th)

    Picks can also be traded to balance things out. Is this fair on both sides? Is one side getting too much?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Keeper leagues, the subject of ‘fair’ is always hard to gauge because it’s not reflecting this year or even just the next. It’s fair if there’s no collusion.

  87. Jayrod Ceol says:
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    Am I over looking them or did you not rank the Pittsburgh Steelers defense? Oakland’s offensive line is horrendous probably just as bad as what the Steelers are dealing with. Plus Terrell Pryor isn’t exactly the most trust worthy guy to make the best decisions.. Just curious your thoughts on that..

    • Sky

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      Think you should actually watch a bit of Terrelle Pryor playing before you say that. He’s actually been quite smart with the ball except for when he’s playing from behind. Couple that with the Steelers being -10 in Give/take ratio, I’m not seeing the storyline for the Steelers this week. It’s not the defense it once was. It hasn’t been that defense for a long time and Oakland is underrated on offense.

      • Jayrod Ceol says:
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        @Sky: Ooooh I’ve watched him since the Buckeye days and never have I seen him as a smart decision maker. Hes eager to run, more often than not and Oakland’s line is all guys who weren’t even the starters at the beginning of the year. Pittsburgh probably runs the ball with LeVeon and can take its deep shots like normal. I think clock becomes a problem for Oakland and once he fumbles on a chase from behind tackle or throws a pick after running around, they won’t have many chances to rec cooperate. That’s how I see it at least

  88. Cram It says:
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    So I was gonna go with Stills at the flex over Gibson, with Graham maybe not playing and Moore still banged up. But someone just dropped Durham this morning. How much more do you like Durham than Stills/Gibson? I have Stafford, so the hookup would be extra nice.

  89. Andy says:
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    Who would you start at the flex in a standard league?
    Starting
    Bush
    McCoy
    D. Thomas WR
    Gronk
    Boykin
    Choose one for flex:
    S. Johnson, Thompkins, or J. Bell

  90. Sniff Test says:
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    Why the disparity between Ball and Hillman? I am in a deep league with very few RBs sitting on the wire and both are sitting out there. I’m not a believer that Moreno will make it down the stretch…does this week’s ranking also apply ROS?

  91. Ed says:
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    Would it be safe to drop Joseph Randle for Hillis at this point? Also should I start either one of them over Edelman. It’s a PPR league. Thanks

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