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Seriously, who?  It wasn’t me, though I do think they’re quite tasty.  This season has started out with a bang for sure but of all the bangs I expected, this wasn’t it.  Julius Thomas led the offensive charge for the Denver Broncos on the opening night of the season for the Denver Broncos, scoring 2 touchdowns on passes of 23 and 24 yards and finished his fantastic night with 5 catches for 110 yards on 7 targets.  Was it a great night?  You bet!  Was it something you should become accustomed to?  As a real Bronco would say ‘neigh’.  Games are always and will always be situational.  The Ravens weren’t allowing any yardage down field to start the game and were very keyed in on Decker and DT most of the night, which led to a major fantasy scoring discrepancy for Bronco player owners tonight.  Don’t get me wrong, Julius is for real but in terms of targets on the night, he was tied with Decker at 7 for third on that chart and one of Decker’s targets was in the redzone.  He’s not going to have nights like THIS all that often but he will have some good nights moving forward.  I’ll put him down as a top 15 TE for the rest of the year for the plain and simple fact he looks to be a redzone target but keep in mind those 7 targets all happened in the first half.  Just don’t expect the 110 yards a game from here on out and you’ll be in a good place.  And now for what else I saw for the first night of 2013 Fantasy Football…Oh, and yeah this is a Fantasy Football blog but, uh, like we’re brothers around here and the Fantasy Baseball side is doing a final Draftkings run this season so I’d feel remiss if I didn’t let you know about it in case you’re into daily fantasy baseball.  You’re not?  Well that’s why this is all I have to say about it!  Click here if you’re interested and if you’re not, just let your eyes keep scrolling downward…

Demaryius Thomas – To quote myself somewhere (I can’t remember where so don’t ask me where.  Maybe it was on a previous post.  Maybe it was on twitter.  Maybe it was at the bar in the bathroom while I drunkenly mumbled to myself), I stated that Welker was going to impact DT and Decker in terms of quantity but not in terms of quality.  Well, DT only caught 5 passes…but they went for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Oh and those numbers came on 11 targets with Webb riding his back most of the night.  Anyone else still worried about my top 5 WR call in DT anymore?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Hello?  Bueller?

Ray Rice – Finished the night with only 71 yards but he did it with 8 receptions thrown in.  Non-PPR players would’ve been boned except for his lone score.  Thank goodness he vultured a TD from Vonta Leach!  Harbaugh said after the game ‘I thought I had Pierce in on that play.  Sorry to all the fantasy owners I didn’t bone over tonight.  I’ll do better next week.  I’ll see how we can utilize Kyle Juszczyk better by then’.  The funniest part about this?  He still lead all rushers with 36.  Yeah, that Denver backfield is a mess.

Wes Welker – If he keeps this pace up, I’m willing to eat crow on my Overrated post on Wes.  After 9 receptions for 67 yards on 15 targets and 2 TDs, I might be letting my white flag fly fairly soon…wait, this is  my freak flag.  I reserve flying that for Moreno 2 TD nights.

Torrey Smith – Looked much like the Smith I would expect.  Explosive play and then disappearing act.  The numbers were good with 92 yards on 4 receptions but this was a game played from behind.  If you’re the #1 WR for a team playing from behind, wouldn’t you expect more/better numbers?  That was rhetorical.  The answer is yes.  Again, I’ve covered Torrey plenty this off-season and my thoughts of him as a non-breakout candidate and nights like this don’t change my mind.

Eric Decker – T-Rex’ed a touchdown reception in the corner that would’ve made his night look a bit more palatable and backed it up with a poorly dropped pass in the 4th for an important 1st down.  Couple that with Welker and Julius’ night it’s clear that where I thought we might see upper Decker, we might get stuck with lower Decker.  Numbers-wise, it wasn’t a good night but it COULD’VE been a better night which would’ve led to a lesser night for Welker.  Yeah, I still wanna be right.  Come at me, bro!

Joe Flacco – Looked like the elite QB we all know and love.  And by that I mean, the unibrow’ed mo’fo who had a very good but extremely lucky playoff run.  Numbers were decent (362 with 2/2 for TDs and INTs) but in terms of how he looked out there?  Very much the rollercoaster ride that has been Flacco of old.  He’s a QB2 with zero upside and who looks like he misses Pitta greatly.

Denver Broncos Team Defense – Was able to pin its ears back once Denver got the lead.  Overall, they started a bit shaky but could’ve given you a pick-6 if not for Trevathan Leon Lett‘ing his team down.  Either way, people who spoke ill of this defense?  We pssssh in your general direction.

Brandon Stokley – Looked like he should be enjoying his subscription to AARP more then he should be out there getting targeted 10 times.  Couple that with Clark getting 12 targets and all Baltimore needs to do is see if Marvin Harrison wants to come out of retirement to make the best Madden team…from 2004…if they all played for the Colts…and still had Peyton throwing to them.

Knowshon Moreno – Started the game, carried the ball 9 times for 28 yards but gave a bit of PPR help out for those who started him with 37 on 3 recs.  To Knowshon is not to love-shon but to have him while he starts…well it still kinda blows.  It’s still a shituation in Denver, don’t let Moreno’s start make you think any different.  But if you’re’ thinking about Hillman being the guy in Denver, you can probably give up that ghost now.  Overall, Moreno’s the known/proven back there and Fox seems willing to start him until injury or ineptitude forces his hand.  Even then, he might still just have his team take a knee.

Marlon Brown – Someone asked if they thought they would be crazy to start Brown over Thompkins.  I said he wasn’t crazy but that I would like to know where they lived – address/city – so that I could call someone in case they needed ‘help’.  Well, Brown finished the night with 65 yards on 4 recs and a touchdown after Jones got pulled after injury.  I was going to say ‘being terrible’ but I’m following the team reports here.  I don’t trust him or the offense he’s in but for deeper leagues, Flacco may have found those missing targets that would go to Boldin/Pitta.  Meanwhile I’m finding out straight jackets are much more comfortable then they’re made out to be.

Peyton Manning – Speaking of Peyton: Seven touchdown passes, yadda yadda yadda, ties NFL passing record, yadda yadda yadda…we’ve been here before, folks.  Peyton’s good.  Give him the best receiving team he’s ever had?  Well, look up ‘Super Saiyan’ in the Urban Dictionary…wait, I just did it for you.  That doesn’t really fit.  Peyton Manning looks F’ing good.  There, topic covered.

Montee Ball – Had 2 carries entering the 4th quarter, finished the night with 8 carries for 24 yards in a blowout.  Key things to note about this.  One, Moreno was slightly banged up early in the game.  Two, both those early carries were in the redzone.  Three, Moreno is still the starter until proven otherwise.  Four, 4th quarter carries in a game you’re up in by over 2 touchdowns usually don’t mean much.  Visually, I will say Ball ran the, uh…ball alright by comparison to Moreno (yeah, not a huge compliment).  But he also nearly mucked up a handoff by going off the wrong side of Manning in the 4th when the game ‘still seemed close’.  What I’m trying to say here is, this is not a ‘Ball is terrible’ blurb any more than it’s a ‘Ball is a God’ blurb.  It’s something in between.  It’s clear Denver wants to see what Ball can do.  It’s simply a question of if and when he puts it all together.  And thus, you now understand why I wasn’t ready to go Full Montee this draft season.

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  1. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    I told you I like orange Julius better than you gave him credit, but I’m a Bronco fan and have been off my meds for a while now.

    I’m really bummed because the DVR didn’t record the game and since there was no way I was backing out from my tattoo appointment I have no other choice….I just got home a half hour ago. That made no sense but I’m moving forward and not going backwards to make it that way.

    • Sky

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      Yeah, but Peyton threw 7 TDs last night and of the top targets, JT was tied with Decker for 3rd. That’s why I’m saying not to get too excited. He’s still not target #1 or even #2 there. Just think there’ll be droughts with JT that keeps him out of the set’um and forget’um range. He could easily end the year with 10 TDs but wouldn’t be surprised if he ended it with 5 or 6. I think the bigger takeaway from this game is that the hurry-up offense is gonna murder a lot of teams this year and the Broncos defense hasn’t missed a beat.

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: Rain all over my parade some more…..I hear yah, but the matchups vs. the teams that give up a lot of yards to tight ends is going to be huge plug and play weeks. But he did look good after the catch yesterday which would be great on other teams

        • Sky

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          Oh I 100% agree. The kid does look really good. Not a shot at him, just one of those nights where everyone had a shot to shine. Hell, even Caldwell caught one! All that said, hopefully the Broncos bring in a good arm to keep the run going when Peyton steps aside. They have some really good young talent even after Welker/Manning are gone. Good team ya got brewin there.

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @Sky: I plan on playing your Seahawks many times in the Super Bowl. The most important signing was re-signing Clady this past year…..BRONCOS RULE!

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I like the sound of that…GO SEAHAWKS!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: LETS KEEP SHOUTING IT’S FRIDAY AND MY ARM IS ON FIRE!

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  OMG YOU’RE RIGHT! TGIF! YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE A DOCTOR ABOUT THAT!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I GOT TATTOOED LAST NIGHT AND HAVE TO WEAR LONG SLEAVE SHIRTS AND ITS ALREADY HOTTER THAN A WHORE IN CHURCH DOWN HERE!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      WHORES ARE USUALLY HOT WHEREEVER THEY ARE IF THEY’RE ANY GOOD!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: hey now!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I gotta milliona deez.

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: save them for when i interview you for my on the road with the razz piece

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha nice…

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: that is no joke, and grey said I can put up the sky interview to take up space in the off season baseball. This is real and you better be ready, It will be Frost/Nixon all over again.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Oh wow, that’s pretty cool actually. Sounds like a plan. I’m stoked!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: I will be conducting the interview wearing a blue blazer and no pants….

                    In all seriousness I will be doing a write up about my roady to Oregon and seeing Sky, uh you….that will include an interview and possible pics if we decide to get matching tattoos together.

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Throw in a pipe and you’ve got class even sans pants.

                      All pics have to be superimposed with my avatar likeness, of course. The tattoo will be a mythical Bronco-hawk creature

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: Broncawk?

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Ha!

                  • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                    @Sky: It’s a really catchy name

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      I don’t wanna know what Zeus had sex with to make it though

  2. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    If I would of played Thomas in JB’s RCL, I would of had 107 points on the day

    I think Jay Wrong or Nick were knocking you on the podcast over DT

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn…since that’s not all Orange Julius, who else did you have out there?

      Well, his name IS Jaywrong…

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @Sky: I had Peyton and DT

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Dats purdy.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: I touched myself a lot before bed last night

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              This you could copy and paste 7 days a week!

              • Jack Full of Hate says:
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                @Sky: I respect the Sabbath and don’t work

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Ha!

      • Jay

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        @Sky: I know I was late to the party, but JB did the WR pod. I own DT in a lot of leagues.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That statement can’t be true. The party doesn’t start until you’re here, Jay.

  3. 85true says:
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    Yo Sky/ Razzball Community,
    Which side would you rather have in this trade?
    Peyton Manning or Stevie Johnson/ Andy Dalton?

    2 QB league, at the moment my QBs are RGIII, Dalton, Cutler and Sam Bradford – not pretty
    I’m deep at WR and RB but would like another QB

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You take the Peyton side…this isn’t even close.

  4. Steven says:
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    Sky,
    2 Teams

    Run Dmc or Shorts at Flex

    Ivory or Steve Johnson at flex

    Thanks

    • theevilempire says:
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      @Steven:

      DMC and Stevie

      C’mon, that was an easy one!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I go with RBs for flex in general but Stevie in the second situation makes sense. That NE game could leave Buffalo passing all day.

  5. Troy says:
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    Drafted decker as our 2nd wr out of desperation after fumbling because picks we wanted went picks right before us. With Reggie bush and Mathews as our 2nd and 3rd back should we try to trade decker or Steve Johnson for a 4th back say a (Bernard or Daryl Richardson) or stick with what we got. Also going forward do you like either broyles, josh Gordon, or Steve Johnson over decker as a wr2 for ros? Thanks

    • Sky

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      I’d be shocked if you got an RB for either. Trades don’t usually work that direction. Like Gordon most ROS. Highest upside.

  6. Allan says:
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    Sky,
    Nice write up. Did you just slip a dragonball reference in? Hah wait I meant to say what’s dragonball? I do too have an active social life! Whoops too late. Anyway I’m streaming defense and I have to choose between the Cardinals and Packers this weekend. What do you think?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha, I slipped in the one reference I know!

      Cards, though I don’t really like either.

  7. Frank White says:
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    Morning Sky… I got DT and with the bonuses in my league he got me 53 points. NICE!!! Anyway. In one of my leagues a couple days ago I picked up Julius Thomas but he was taken in my 12 team. My 12 team I have a crappy TE, Bennett, and I asked the guy who has JT if he wanted to trade and he agreed. It’s a 3 WR league plus a flex and I have 4 starting running backs. My last RB I have is Daryl Richardson. I know that’s way to uneven but I need a TE cause my WR’s are DT, Bowe and Nicks. After last night he’s gonna probly think he’s worth a Graham level or something so should a ask him for another starter or a bench guy or do u think its even?

    • CramYourCatcherQuestionUpYourCramhole says:
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      @Frank White: You wanna clean this up? What’s the trade offer? Richardson?

      • Frank White says:
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        Well he wants a RB and Richardson is my worst outta 4.. I know he only played one game but this league is a 3 WR league with a flex. So my 3rd back is in flex. I would like to see him play more but if he keeps this up then so will his value. It seems like Paton really likes using this back like Brady to Gronk one day. IDK.. I just want to get him maybe before his value go way up. What would you do??

        • Frank White says:
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          Oh also this 12 team PPR league has a lot of bonuses. Like 5 points for over 100 yards and so on but it also has if you get a rec over 40 yards you get 3 point and for a rec over 40 yards for a TD it’s 7 points.. I have Demarious T. and he got 53 points for me cause of the bonuses

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Cool…

    • the imp says:
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      @Frank White: For me, Richardson is too much for JThomas. Other guys like Sudfeld, Celek, Cameron, Cook, etc. could be just as productive streaming (or even week to week, it is too early to tell). Take away the 2 TDs and JT is another guy (albeit one who has shown up 1 for 1 so far) in that upside group. He’s worth adding off the wire or trading for with spare parts only until he reveals consistency that is hard to expect from the 4th man in the offensive tree.

    • Sky

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      Nice. In a 12 team league, you don’t need to trade for a TE, you need to play matchups. I don’t really understand what your initial trade offer is that you’re trying but it doesn’t matter. Don’t trade for a TE, look for a good matchup and play it.

      • Frank White says:
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        I know that’s what you told me to do during draft, just grab any tight end, cause I can pick one up week to week but when I told you I picked up Bennett from CHI, you told that was a bad decision.. I had to grab someone

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I said in my rankings that I didn’t like Bennett and last time we talked you said you were going to follow them. Regardless, just play matchups at TE.

  8. the imp says:
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    Thanks for the writeup. Props for Moreno and DT predictions, in particular.
    BAL offense looked awful with replacement level talent getting the secondary targets behind Smith. 12 targets for Clark…yikes! They also looked pretty gassed on both sides of the ball, but opening night at mile high certainly contributed. If the BAL O doesn’t figure out how to move the ball better, then BAL DST is going to be pretty dicey except for + streaming matchups.

    • Sky

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      Thanks!

      I think the Ravens defense looked solid until the Broncos style started taking over; I don’t think they’ll be looking like that every week but they do need a target outside of Smith and Brown. Sadly, if they’d just put Brown in earlier over Jacoby, maybe they wouldn’t have been in that predicament.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: I hear you. Harbaugh’s inaction on Welker’s drop changed the game completely: real and fantasy-wise.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          True dat.

  9. Joe says:
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    What would you recommend as a FAA $ amount for a Julius Thomas claim? 10 team lge $100 budget.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      10 team? Too many TEs on the market to be spending huge FAAB on one. Someone will out-price you for this one game, don’t even bother. I’d probably just throw $3 to $5 out there, save your money for when a starting back gets injured to pick up his backup.

  10. btd says:
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    Good stuff.

    Some of DT’s stuff came in garbage time, but he’s the real deal either way. Webb was really winded because the Ravens’ D was constantly on the field. Not to take anything away from Orange Julius, but I wouldn’t be shocked if the Ravens’ D is among the worst in TE points against this year.

    The Denver D was (especially the LBs) is really deep. I was impressed. They packed the box and dared Flacco to throw. Not a bad blueprint for teams to follow against the Ravens this year… But the Ravens O game plan was bad IMO. Against such a high powered Denver offense, I thought they would run the ball more and play some keep away from Manning. Throwing the ball 30ish times in the first half was a bit of a shocker to me. Maybe that’s shows the teams faith in Flacco…

    I think Flacco’s issues are related to the pass catchers (and the occassional stupid telegraphed pass into coverage – see Trevathan). Clark and Stokley aren’t going to cut it. I imagine Brown will start eating into their time on the field. Maybe Jones’ too even if he’s healthy.

    Torrey will probably reach 1,000 on volume alone. But that doesn’t mean you were wrong on him being a 1 trick pony… So he put up 94 yds in week 1. Does he disappear and have +/- 75 in week 2 (vs Clev)?

    • Sky

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      Thanks.

      You don’t leave Peyton and co. out there during garbage time. It was still a game the Broncos were worried could slip a bit. The 11 targets say more then anything and most of those came early in the game. He was 3/73/1 when the game didn’t look out of reach with 9 of those targets but I hear ya. They may be. I think having 4 receivers to cover would make any defense look bad and as we know, Peyton will throw to anyone who’s open. Broncos looked downright scary last night.

      I agree with all points here. Baltimore thought they could keep that magical carpet ride that was Flacco’s near perfect arm into a season. They were proven wrong.

      Yep on this Flacco rant as well. He’s just not a top end QB. He needs talent at the skill positions. Right now, it’s Smith (good not great) and Brown (unproven but looked good) and either old or flawed guys surrounding him out wide. Smith may very well get there on volume alone but even in a game where they’re passing all night…4 receptions? Painful for those who bought in. Baltimore up 2 touchdowns and Smith will become barely a blip. Really don’t like him for where he went in drafts this year.

  11. Grant says:
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    Feels good right now that the only TE I drafted was Thomas, and I got him in the 13th round. Hopefully he keeps making me look smart.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice. He’ll have decent year but you’ll probably gonna stream here and there. Broncos aren’t gonna throw 7 touchdowns a game every week.

  12. Rob Housler says:
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    Ben Tate or Stevie Johnson at Flex in a PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stevie

  13. I like turtles says:
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    Hey Sky, Nice write-up.

    Who would you start at flex in a ppr league: Nicks @ DAL or Nelson @ SFO?

    Also in a ppr league: Vereen @ BUF, Hilton vs. OAK, or Bradshaw vs. OAK?

    Theeeenks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks

      I ranked these guys yesterday in the weekly rankings. Sorry, not trying to be rude, just have this covered elsewhere and I’m trying to help as many as I can!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oops, just saw you had a WR in the second set. Give Vereen a go.

      • I like turtles says:
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        @Sky: np understand the frustration when you get 100 questions like it. I must have missed the rankings thought I was up to date! I’ll scope them out.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @I like turtles: he means only ask questions that aren’t already from the same positions, because those are already ranked, but as soon as you combine multiple positions, you’d have an askable question, as you did here. It’s much harder to do flex rankings.

  14. poop says:
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    I know you think Harvin is blowing smoke on coming back week 7 – is it worth dropping Patton to pickup Harvin and put him in my DL spot and pickup one of Greene/Jacquizz/K.Hunter/M.Floyd/J.Bell for bench spot? If I made the move would you drop one of the above and get Patton back on the roster when he clears waivers or just hold?

    • poop says:
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      @poop: re-read my post and it was a little confusing…which option do u like best:

      1. don’t pickup Harvin for IR
      2. pickup Harvin for IR by dropping Patton, pickup x player from list above and keep x player
      3. see point #2 above but pickup Patton again after waivers clear

      My roster:
      Q: Kap
      R: Richardson
      R: McCoy
      W: Fitz
      W: Cobb
      W: T.Smith
      T: Olsen
      Bench: D.Richardson/Lacy/Givens/V.Brown/Blackmon/Patton

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        If Patton goes off this weekend, you’re not getting him back. Hold and see what your guys can do this weekend and THEN make a decision. I like the idea of picking up Harvin, just not over the guys you have until we see what they can do.

        • poop says:
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          @Sky: Thanks Sky – my understanding is that our league has a 1 day waiver claim period so if I dropped Patton today I could pick him back up before the game Sunday…does that sound right?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Sounds right. The question is does someone else believe in him that will take him before you do. You’re taking a chance is all and I think I’d rather see what I have first.

  15. David says:
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    Someone bought into Julius Thomas a bit too quickly and now Greg Olsen is sitting on the waiver wire. I’m a Brandon Myers believer, but I’m stashing Cook (deepish league) for trade bait in case he starts awesome as some have predicted. Should I drop Cook for Olsen?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, I ranked Cook ahead of both guys in my rankings so, not really as excited about either as you are. I’d hold.

  16. Kevin says:
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    Hey Sky,

    Start Gio or Mendenhall at flex in 0.5 PPR league?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ranked Gio over Mendy this week in my weekly rankings so Gio.

  17. 12 team PPR

    I’m weak at WR (Garcon & Nicks).

    Deep at RB
    Starting: (Martin, Bush)
    Bench: (Lamar Miller & L Bell)

    Looking to trade Miller and/or Bell for a better WR.

    Any trade ideas for this situation? Or general trade strategies?

    • Sky

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      Rolfe, is that really you?

      I think you hold for now and see what you have. Garcon could be a WR1 this year and Nicks isn’t bad as long as he’s not injured. Starting RBs are hard to come by, especially good ones and you could have 4. My price would be steep. Would need a top 7 or 8 wideout in return.

      • Not really Rolfe, sorry. lol Rolfe is awesome though, so I gave him a plug.

        Also, I got Josh Gordon on the bench. You seem to like him, alot. Do you think he could surpass the production of Nicks or Garcon when he comes back?

        • Sky

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          Damn I was like, maybe we could do a little cross promotion! Haha.

          I do think he could. His talent is that of a WR1. His mindset is that of a Kenny Britt. He makes stupid choices. Nothing about him is wrong on the field, it’s all about him getting his head on straight.

  18. Psychedelic says:
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    Would you start Bradshaw this week? the matchup vs Oakland just seems so juicy but they’re saying he might come off the bench and be very limited. I also have Ryan Matthews but just don’t think SD would do much vs Houston.

    I’m also mulling over Sudfeld or Cameron, but I think the Bills have just awful TE defense and the pats always put up good numbers vs them so i’m leaning sudfeld atm..

    • Sky

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      I like the matchup for Bradshaw but I think they’re gonna ease him in. He didn’t play a snap in preseason. I’d lean Mathews.

      Have Sudfeld/Cam close in my rankings with Cam two spots higher. 6th vs 8th, hard to pick. I like Cam’s chance this week to shine. I’d give him a go.

      • Psychedelic says:
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        @Sky: Ya it’s really tough because I think both will have good games so it’s kinda frustrating… exactly why I hate having 2 TE’s with no TE flex spot. Thanks for the input Sky ♥

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob, thanks for the love. Emoti-heart right back atcha.

          • Psychedelic says:
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            @Sky: Ya I just figured out how to do that a couple days ago so i’m trying to fit it into to as many comments/internet conversations as I can. ♥

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha is this a smartphone thing? I have a couple commenters I’d love to mess with!

  19. Giant Gigantes says:
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    I didn’t draft a TE and waivers don’t clear until tomorrow. We have the $100 waiver bid system. The only decent TEs left are Orange Julius and D Allen. Do I go “all in” on Thomas?!

    • Giant Gigantes says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: I could possibly trade Moreno for someone like Cook also

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, you’re not doing either. Just pick up Allen.

  20. RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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    PPR league, would you lose Jared Cook for Dallas Clark at TE?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You haven’t even seen Cook play and Clark looked terrible…I don’t see why you’d do this.

      • RG3 Needs a Knee says:
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        @Sky:
        True but just thought the targets were attractive. No action could be taken until next week anyhow

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Understand but Clark really didn’t look that good out there. I’d like to see how Cook does is all

  21. Rodney says:
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    My 12-team PPR/5-keeper roster:

    Qb: Peyton
    Rb: TRich
    Rb: McCoy
    Flex: David Wilson
    Wr: Demaryius
    Wr: Shorts/Decker
    Te: Sudfeld/Julius Thomas
    Dst/K: Matchups

    I be winning this league, right? Flawless victory?

    • No.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Are you trying to Waterboy me? I’m not sayin ‘no what?’ If you are

        • No.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @James R: it’s motherboy.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Stud muffin city right there.

      • Rodney says:
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        @Sky: Just being a douche and wanting an objective party to compliment my team…thanks!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha happy to help!

      • Better to be “Water Boy’ed than Waterboarded.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Can I choose neither?!?

  22. jim says:
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    I need to play one of the following this week at flex for a 16 team PPR league: knile davis, markus wheaton, michael bush, or christine michael? Who would you go with?

  23. Baren says:
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    Flex help: D-Rich, Tate, or Gio?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      D-Rich

    • JFC,

      Jimmy Graham or Brad Smelley?

  24. Eddie says:
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    Is there anything more aggravating than watching a fantasy opponent go off in garbage time of a blowout? I only ask because Demaryius Thomas was entered the fourth quarter with 4 points and finished with 27.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Well I have DT everywhere so…I loved it! In all seriousness, I wouldn’t call it garbage time until you pull Peyton but I hear ya. Ravens were gassed and the Broncos weren’t about to let up off the gas peddle. DT got rewarded for drawing Webb all night.

  25. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Man, I know it’s just one, opening game, but it appears as though rumors of the Broncos being the 2007 Pats with the addition of Welker could be founded, at least to a degree anyway. The only problem as I see it with this bunch as opposed to Brady, Moss & Co is that there’s going to be so much uncertainty as to who’s going to go off insanely week to week outside of Peyton assuming the pace stays like this, isn’t there?

    I guess the question is the proverbial one of should we deal lesser offense “#1’s” (I have Stevie Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Britt, Randall Cobb) for a piece of this offense be it, DT, Welker, or Decker? I tend to lean toward confirmed #1’s that get all the targets over the inconsistency that tends to result from these torrid offenses but I’m interested in your take, Sky.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d love a piece of the pie in Denver. Target Decker. Like I said in the post, his night looked better then the numbers would say. You should be able to get him cheapest. The rest are gonna go way too high for any trade you could muster right now.

  26. jim says:
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    16 team PPR league: knile davis, markus wheaton, michael bush, or christine michael? Pick one

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wheaton has the clearest path to touches so I’ll say him.

  27. tim says:
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    need biggest upside DST this weekend as I am down big already to Manning and Welker!
    was starting Pats DST..thinking of Tampa instead
    which would u pick?
    thanks!
    also biggest upside this week for TE..Cameron or Davis?(have gronk on bench)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I still think the upside belongs with the Pats. Should be up big and early, forcing the Bills to become one-dimensional with an unproven rookie QB running the show. Could see a pick 6 in there. I’ll take Cam there.

  28. Willy says:
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    Hi Sky!!

    Tyler Eifert @ Chicago or Gates vs. Houston

    …which would you prefer?

    • Just my take, but chances are better for Gates to put up solid numbers over a rookie in his first ever game. One that will lose snaps to Gresham, as well.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gates. Think Rivers is gonna be throwing short most the game, should benefit Antonio for that reason.

      • Willy says:
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        @Sky: Thanks James R and Sky… Gates it is! while his old man legs are still fresh i guess!

        Only reason I was thinking about my backup TE is because he’s had a great pre-season and it looks like the bengals are gearing up to passing him the ball and Gresham to block mostly. I guess the rookie will have to earn his playing time!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Like Eifert moving forward but it’s a tough matchup to start the year. Would give the better matchup the chance to start.

  29. Mike says:
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    Is Eric Decker worth chasing or will the entire season be more of the same from last night?

    I don’t know how you could know, but I thought I’d ask

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      He’s a buy low in my book. Like the blurb said, night could’ve ended very different.

  30. steve says:
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    Hey Sky. Thanks for the help and here’s to you having a great weekend.

    h2h/12 team/16 roster spots per team/performance league – bonuses for long TD’s and going over 100 running/receiving &/or 300 passing

    QB – Vick
    RB – Shady
    RB/WR – DWilson
    WR – Cruz
    WR – Britt
    TE – Graham

    Bench –
    RBs – LMiller, Vereen, CMichael, JBell (can only roster 6)
    WRs – Gordon, Blackmon, Thompkins, Patton
    IR – Harvin

    I have a (possible) chance to add a WR like TAustin from the owner that started MBall last night; although he may just opt to use GioBernard or just play 3 WRs.

    Would you offer up someone like Vereen (drafted in a snake draft at 9.09) for his TAustin (7.01)? My thought is that he might be antsy after seeing that his RB2 didn’t play much in Week 1.

    Thanks again.
    Steve

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold, you don’t need WR depth when Gordon/Blackmon come back. Play matchups until then.

      • steve says:
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        @Sky: Thanks.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob

  31. Eddie says:
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    Would you flex any of the above over Mendenhall this week?

    Chris Givens
    Alshon Jefferey
    Joique Bell
    Felix Jones
    Michael Bush

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Could see Givens but I think I’d stay Mendy there

  32. Rich says:
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    Standard league 10 team qb- Brady wr- aj green, Bowe, decker rb- ray rice, sjax te- Myers Bench- Reuben randle, Percy harvin, Cecil shorts, law firm, Daryl Richardson, stafford

    Any advice to improve my team before the weekend?
    Thanks for your help

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want a better TE then Myers. That’s the only possible weakness I really see

  33. Byron from Austin says:
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    @sky hahaaaaaaaaa, i wasn’t wrong about marlon! :p though jacoby did go down, so who knows what woulda happened otherwise. i left him on my bench anyway, lulz. go thompkins!

    i’m still goin with bradshaw sunday, but you did convince me to switch from hilton to stevie- if there is any kind of chemistry between manuel and johnson, i guess we’ll find out while they’re trailing the pats the whole time. plus it makes sense that bellicek focuses on shutting down spiller, so that’ s probably good for stevie.

    man i had #1 waiver in my league and was gonna use it on julius in my $ league (sudfeld at te currently), but their waiver system doesn’t kick in til sunday games start, and i was sniped. ain’t that some bullshit!!?? but oh well. good luck this weekend!

    • This guy is making me think about starting Stevie over Garcon or Hakeem. Am I crazy?

      Bellicheat IS gonna key in on Spiller.

      • The guy I’m playing against this week is benching Spiller for D.Wilson.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Tough choice to make there, either way. I’d probably roll Spiller, though…

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’d still roll with those two over Stevie. Bigger TD opps.

        No doubt on Spiller. Still think he’ll get his when the day is done, though.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, Brown looked good and moving forward should – in theory – get more touches. That said, I think they give Jacoby another shot if he’s healthy enough to give it a go. Might be a couple more weeks before he’s a big buy guy.

      Sucks about Orange Julius…thanks! I wish you luck as well my man!

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: 4-6, from what i’m reading.

  34. Bryan says:
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    Sky: Who do you like at Flex position in 1/2 pt PPR league this weekend….Boldin or Mendenhall? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Mendy for me

  35. GeorgeWompington says:
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    Nice, I grabbed Thomas right before the game in my RCL. Guess im looking line a genius! Anyways quick question sky, thompkins vs TY hilton vs Tavon auston at WR3?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Upside for your WR3. See what you get outta Thompkins

  36. farcus says:
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    i’m stuck choosing to start one of these guys in my PPR league for week one:

    cordarelle patterson
    kyle williams
    marcel reese
    larod stephens-howling.

    it’s a deep league, and it’ll get a little better once josh gordon’s off his suspension. stop laughing.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No laughs here! Give Patterson a go.

  37. The mizer says:
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    PPR 3 wideout start
    Starter Roddy White
    Starter Antonio Brown
    Last spot ? Andre Roberts (SuperSleeper) Thompkins (sleeper) Cecil Shorts (Gabbert sucks but no Lewis or Blackmon) or Givins

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Shorts

    • The mizer says:
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      Sky I’m a devoted fan of the site like GE you bring good things to life.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Ha, thanks Mizer!

  38. jeff says:
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    Appreciate the work Sky. Got Finley on a week 4 bye. Julius is on the wire and someone just dropped Jared Cook for Sudfeld. Cook faces SF on a Thurs night and Julius has the Eagles at home. Who would you pick up?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks Jeff! I’d rather have Julius there because of the Eagles secondary. I don’t think they’ve improved from last season. Monday will tell us more.

  39. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Patton or Wheaton week 1?

    Also, what’s going on with Broyles? 4 th on the depth chart.?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Patton.

      He’s still healing; will be limited reps to start the year but he will get there

  40. Jon says:
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    Any of these RBs over Jhonathan Franklin?

    M.Reece, T.Gerhart, Z.Stacy, Daniel Thomas, B.Powell, L.Dunbar, S.Taylor, K.Davis, L.James

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Reece

      • James says:
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        Reece long-term, but Bilal for this week. He’s starting.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @James: So was Moreno and TB had one of the tougher run teams, defensively, last year.

          • James says:
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            True, but doesn’t Oakland have Jennings at RB2?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              @James: Jennings is terrible, though. Reece will still have some chance for PPR production. That team is gonna be a chuckdown fest.

  41. Jon says:
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    Any of these TEs over Gresham?

    Dickson, D.Walker, Cumberland, M.Lewis, Fleener, Sudfield, Z.Miller, Housler

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Play matchups. Give Sudfeld a whirl this week

  42. Jon says:
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    Any of these WRs over Steve Johnson or Hartline?

    Burleson, LaFell, C.Patterson, Kerley

    • James says:
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      PPR: Hartline
      Standard: Burleson

      Am I stepping on toes here?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @James: Nah, but if I disagree I’ll post my opinion. I never turn down helpful commenters!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Jon: I’d stick with Stevie.

      • James says:
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        I think he’s starting Stevie AND Hartline, but was asking if any of those 3 to replace either of those 2. That’s how I read it.

        So, for WR2, if the call is between Hartline or Burleson, I say PPR Hartline, Standard Burleson.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @James: Why would Burleson be for a standard, though? He’s the slot receiver and he won’t even be getting all the reps rotating with Broyles to start the year until Broyles takes over. Not seeing any upside there in standard.

  43. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    Flex in PPR league

    Golden Tate or Shane Vereen?

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Go Vereen

  44. Bill says:
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    Flex in 1/2 PPR, Hakeem Nicks or Lamar Miller?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Miller

  45. Joe B says:
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    Yes, Sky! I knew we had a connection but I couldn’t grasp why. But with this post I understand why. So I got to ask. Will you be my spirit bomb to your kamehameha? If so, let’s fusion it up all night long! Booyah!

    Also while I’m waiting for your answer, might as well ask a fb question. Who is the safer choice: Miles or Gio? Which TE, Cook or Cameron?

    GO SEAHAWKS!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha well we have the Seahawks in common. My Dragonball Z understanding is..lacking.

      Miles is safer. I’ll take Cam there

  46. frankgrimes says:
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    just got to laugh all over again. drunk Steeler fan from auction threw out Duce Staley was stuck with him for a $1

    http://db.tt/xHHxamqM

    • James says:
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      rofl @ Staley. Damn, for a 2QB league, those fantasy qbs are wretched.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      What a poor, delusional dumbass…

  47. Mike says:
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    Pick 2 to start…. Jordy Nelson @SF, Bowe @Jax and Nicks @Dal, Steve Smith vs. Sea? Thanks.

    • James says:
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      I’d go Jordy & Nicks. Bowe’s likely to be playing with a lead with Nicks at a better chance for a shootout. Nicks is also the redzone target when they get close. Forget Steve Smith against Seattle. LaFell and Olsen aren’t exactly scaring any coverage away from Smith.

      • Mike says:
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        @James: thanks man. Ima gonna go Nicks I think. you make a good point.

  48. The mizer says:
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    Dude dropped Chris Ivory. I have A. Morris Forte, La Miller (Flex) bench M Ball and Moreno and Pierce I want to Drop Pierce for Ivory Yay or nay?

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @The mizer: I’d drop Moreno there, pierce will get his touches and could be a top 10 rb if rice were to go down. His upside makes him a must own

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Pierce won’t be a starter unless Rice gets hurt. And to be honest he didn’t look all that great on Thursday. Morenos path is a bit easier to define. He just needs to outperform his teammates to be the starter.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Drop Pierce

      • The mizer says:
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        Thought so Sky. I like controlling the Bronco running back monopoly.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @The mizer: Yeah, it looks like Denver really wants Montee to take over full time but I’m just not seeing it any time soon.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            @Sky: Moreno looked slow and missed opportunities on thur

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              I saw the game. Which means I also saw Montee Ball do the same thing when all he had to do was run out the clock in the 4th and kept running into the pile. If that’s his main nemesis, Knowshon already has a leg up and time to prove himself.

              • frankgrimes says:
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                @Sky: true I was disappointed tho since I started Knowshown in my league I tried the zero RB theory. I thought Hillman looked the best but his chances came when the D was spread out so he had bunch of space. This is brutal shituation to be involved.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  I only started him in my deep league (12 team, standard setup plus 5 flex spots), was playing the wait and see in other leagues I owned him. Montee’s looking like the GL back right now, which is frustrating, but in PPR Moreno should still have value. You’re spot on with Hillman. Looks like the COP right now. Not seeing a huge role for him ROS without an injury.

  49. Oppo Taco says:
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    Better start at tight end? Sudfeld @buffalo or Cook vs Arizona
    Also my current RB slots are filled by forte and ivory while my flex is deangelo Williams. (I was a Bell owner pre foot injury) so I’m thin for replacement options. Would you flex rueben randle over either of those backs? Also I think I’m going to be able to package one of my tight ends and either ivory or bell for CJ?K. Should I move
    Bell if possible there? I’m just worried about a lingering injury that will plague his value this year. Thanks sky

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Randle over Ivory for this week.

      I’d hold on any trades. Too early

      • James says:
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        Definitely offer Ivory before Bell with that package. His ceiling is much higher. The injury is minor and he was durable in college. He’s also a 3-down quality back. That is not to say, however, that Todd Haley will necessarily use him that way, especially with the newly-rostered Felix Jones.

  50. Frank White says:
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    Sup dude… I have Pitt as my D and I’m just grabbing D’s week to week but should I grab Washington def this week cause they’re Proj 13 points while Pitt 9 points???

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      No

  51. Frank White says:
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    Do you think it’s a good Idea to pickup Percy Harvin cause he comes back week7 and like I said I’m in a 3 receiver league and 2 of my receivers have buy weeks on week 9?? I have a good bench but I even have my Qb out on 9 and a RB out on 9. I would have to use my bench for 2 receivers who are, Chris Givens, Kenny Britt, Vincent Brown. That week will be rough so Harvin would be great plu for the ROS. I would have to drop Pierre Thomas which aint bad but I have Sproles, If that matters. Pick Harvin up???

    • Reginald Denny says:
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      @Frank White: I’d rather start any of the three receivers you already have on your bench over Harvin. Seattle is a very run-oriented team, and Harvin is made of porcelain anyway so no guarantee he’ll be back or not have gotten hurt again by week 9.

      • James says:
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        Pierre Thomas might not be worth much, but I’d give him a few weeks with Ivory out of the picture. It’s a great offense to be listed as the #1 RB for. I doubt anyone will jump on Harvin THAT quickly. Plus, the only one saying he’s coming back week 7 is Harvin, himself.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      HE said he’s coming back week 7. Not the team. Not doctors. Him. Athletes always say they’re coming back earlier then they really do. Just hold.

  52. Reginald Denny says:
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    What do you think of “I. Pead on the Field” as a team name?

    • James says:
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      What about “Rutherford Huxtable”? It’s a tribute to our 19th president and a popular 80’s sitcom all wrapped up into one!

      • James says:
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        That’s as bad as “Green Eggs & Sam Bradford”.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s punny but the ‘Pead’ jokes are pretty played out. Get fresh. ‘I. Pead-y The Fool’

      • James says:
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        If The Shoe Fitz

    • Don Majkowski says:
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      not a bad name, but if hes really on “the field” fr your fantasy team, good luck.@Reginald Denny:

      • James says:
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        Yeah, someone went “Maclin On Your Girl” last year and it didn’t quite work out.

  53. Frank White says:
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    Do you think it’s a good Idea to pickup Percy Harvin cause he comes back week7 and like I said I’m in a 3 receiver league and 2 of my receivers have buy weeks on week 9?? I have a good bench but I even have my Qb out on 9 and a RB out on 9. I would have to use my bench for 2 receivers who are, Chris Givens, Kenny Britt, Vincent Brown. That week will be rough so Harvin would be great plu for the ROS. I would have to drop Pierre Thomas which aint bad but I have Sproles, If that matters. Pick Harvin up??

  54. Shake N Bacon says:
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    Sky would you trade DeSean Jackson for Eric Decker? Obviously I’d like to see how the Eagles offense looks and if Jackson will be a major part of it. Just thinking I could capitalize on an owner that was down on Decker.

    I already have Demaryius Thomas though. The week where the Broncos have a Bye, my WR’s will be weak.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      So tough to tell if bye weeks are ever a factor, I usually just go after the talent and worry about that later. Let’s see how DeSean is used. If he has a shot at giving us a few more catches in the game where Maclin would’ve played – say bumping his catch range from 65-70 up to 75-80 – he might be a hold. I just wanna see how he’s used but on paper I’d make the trade for Decker.

      • James says:
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        If someone is offering Deck for my DJax, the only thing that would have me thinking twice about it is if my league offered a bonus for long TDs. But, if that’s the case, that same league would typically offer a bonus for 100+ yd games.

        Take that Decker trade while DJax still has perceived value. Also, considering his injury history and the QBs throwing to them. Decker is way ahead and almost every respect, all the way down to strength-of-schedule.

        • James says:
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          “…way ahead IN* almost every respect…”

      • Shake N Bacon says:
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        Yeah I’m definitely going to wait and see what DeSean does Monday night. He will be the #1 option in the passing game (other than dump off screens to McCoy). Decker is probably a safer play, but I like DeSean’s upside a little more.

        The trade offer isn’t out there. I’m just always looking for buy low candidates. I’m a bargain shopper!

        Thanks for the advice Sky, James and Frank Grimes.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          @Shake N Bacon: hey didn’t you win the Draftkings? I got screwed by the performances of Napoli and Yusmeiro. Nice going!

          • Shake N Bacon says:
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            @frankgrimes: Ha, thanks. Yeah. But I thought you were going to beat me. My games had wrapped up and you still had Iwakuma, Beltre, Kinsler and Venable going. I thought for sure you were going to pass me.

            I went with the “Stacking” principle and went with most of the Red Sox lineup. Johnny Gomes laid a goose egg, but Napoli went off! That was the highest scoring night I’ve ever had on draftkings.

            If Yusmeiro pitched a perfect game, I may have been passed by Rudy. I’m not sure how many points a perfect game is worth though.

            I’m going to try my hand at Draft Kings for football but I think it’ll be difficult. Hopefully RB gets a DK thing going for football too.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      @Shake N Bacon: I think DJax is more valuable than Decker. Denver WRs are going to be hard to predict (I was already sonofabenched by Julius) whereas DJax is the clear #1 and could post career numbers this year in Philly.

  55. Matty says:
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    Trade my Wes Welker for Eddie Lacy? Either would play as my flex in PPR.
    Thanks.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d want more for Wes after his start.

  56. Hans says:
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    Is there reason to worry about Decker? He had the opportunity but just blew it. I also have Mike Williams and Michael Floyd to swap out.

    • Hans says:
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      @Hans: Also wondering if I should start Chiefs defense or Redskins?

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Not really liking either this week but I’ll take the Chiefs in case Reid and co. can right the ship.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      They scored 7 touchdowns and he barely missed getting one. Not concerned. Bad nights happen from time to time. Just happened to be on the opening night and makes things look more dire then they really are.

  57. Blake says:
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    Who should I start for my last flex spot in my PPR league?

    P Thomas
    C Ivory
    G Jennings
    B Hartline

    Rushing 10yds per point I pt per reception
    Receiving 20 yds per point pt per reception

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Blake: Jennings

  58. jared says:
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    A. Bradshaw , g. Jennings, or Vincent brown in my flex .5 ppr.
    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @jared: Jennings

  59. Bill says:
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    For rb 2 pick 1… Lacy, Vereen, Tate

    For flex pick 1… Lacy, Vereen, Tate, Woodhead, Michael Floyd, TY Hilton, Vincent Brown

    1 pt ppr

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Bill: Lacy/Vereen

  60. ChiliCheeseConey says:
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    Morning Sky, got a question for you:

    Who should I go with at FLEX in a standard league: Vereen, Shorts, Thompkins?

  61. Oppo Taco says:
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    flex deangelo ((vsSEA)or rueben randle (@DAL)thanks sky

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Not liking that SEA matchup. Give Rueben a go.

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Sky: DHB is also on the waiver wire. DHB or randle?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Randle

  62. Dan says:
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    Would you trade Lesean and Bowe for Hakeem and Arian?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Joe B says:
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        @Sky: @Sky:

        Thanks Sky. Does this hold true if I also have Cook and Cameron. Might as well hold and see which TE really breaks out since I have Demaryius and Garcon as my WRs.

  63. Joe B says:
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    Trade Jordan Cameron plus Michael Floyd for Hakeem Nicks?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold

  64. the imp says:
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    Hey Sky,
    An observant owner noticed the Sudfeld experiment flopped.
    The Cameron/VDavis/DWilson owner is trying to sell high on Cameron and get another RB in case Wilson is benched in perpituity. He hasn’t set an offer yet, and I probably won’t make one until I see if I get Orange Julius (waivers lock over the weekend), but would you like either of these trades?

    1) his Cameron+Wilson for my Vereen
    2) his VDavis for my Vereen

    My other RBs are Foster/Forte/Bradshaw (4 RB limit) and this is 12 team PPR. The trick is figuring out if Wilson will stay benched (seems impossible with Scott’s late game mistake) and if Ridley will stay benched (more possible since Vereen is good). Cameron’s role was helped with Gordon being out, but I’ve never seen him play.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I think the first one is reasonable but unlikely. Wouldn’t do the second one. Gordon will take away targets/touches for Cameron but in theory improve their quality.

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Thanks for the replies. Does the first trade look unlikely to you because you have confidence Wilson will be worth as much or more than Vereen? Do you see Cameron as a nearly every week play in a tier above Orange Julius or just a stronger member of the streaming circle who is not worth working very hard to acquire?

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          Sky says:
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          2 for 1’s usually involved a throw in player. You’re getting two guys who’re very good at their position for a player who may go back to being the RB2. I like Cameron moving forward but I think nearly every TE falls into that category unless they’re a focal point of their offense. Cam will compete with Gordon when he gets back, not to mention Trent’s in the backfield. I like him just need to see the Browns offense evolve in order for me to trust him fully.

          • the imp says:
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            @Sky: Thanks for the explanations. This situation is what I get for my biggest drafting mistakes: waiting too long on RB4 and not picking an upside late round TE. The complexity that makes the game fun.

            • Sky

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              Yup, no prob.

  65. Bill says:
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    Which TE to sell high on: Jared Cook or Jordan Cameron? I should I sit tight? Looking to make a power move to upgrade any of my positions, especially in the WR area. Don’t have a D/ST as well as I’ll be streamlining defenses weekly.

    In a 14-man non-ppr league, rocking with the following:

    Starters:
    Stafford
    D. Martin
    R. Rice
    Demaryius Thomas
    Pierre Garcon

    Bench:
    Giovani
    Miles Austin
    Michael Floyd
    Bryce Brown
    DeAndre Hopkins
    Kendall Wright

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Cameron. I’ve loved Cook all preseason, the man was poorly used in TEN.

  66. Scott says:
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    Always exploring and looking to improve my team. Throwing out some trade ideas in my 14-man non ppr league. Looking to sell on Cameron.

    Give: Ray Rice + Jordan Cameron
    Take: LeSean McCoy

    Give: Ray Rice + Jordan Cameron
    Take: Trent Richerson

    Give: Miles Austin + Jordan Cameron
    Take: Dwayne Bowe
    Notes: Owner also has Mike Wallace and VJax

    Give; Jordan Cameron + Michael Floyd
    Take: Aquan Boldin

    Give: Ray Rice (or Doug Martin) + Jordan Cameron
    Take: Jamaal Charles

    Give: Miles Austin + Jordan Cameron
    Take: Colin Kaepernick
    Notes: Guy has RG3 and needs WRs, I have Stafford.

    Give: Ray Rice + Jordan Cameron
    Take: Arian Foster + Ben Tate

    Give: Jordan Cameron
    Take: Bernard Pierce
    Note: I own Ray Rice.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Other then the Kaep one, I don’t see the point.

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