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I guess this question is really a two parter because there’s a yang to this yin.  But to be honest, it’s Monday after week 16 has almost concluded.  Losers need not apply. *Hears readership heading for exits*.  Wait, wait, wait, did I say losers?  I meant Lugers!  Yeah, that’s it!  You know, people who luge?  Yeah, get the eff out, winter Olympic sports people!  And take that Jamaican bobsled team with ya!  Now where was I before I was rudely interrupted by a buncha sore Lugers…oh yeah, we were talking Fantasy Football, of course.  The kind of Fantasy Football that wins championships, i.e. the bestest kind.  For all the talk of JC Superstar and Knowshon this year, it’s kinda been lost in the shuffle that LeSean McCoy has been beasting all year.  Ok, it’s hard to say that about @CutOnDime25 but when you think about it, it’s kinda true.  Everyone talked about how he could be a fantasy stud in the off-season when Chip came to town but really, everyone was talking about Chip not him.  Then Vick started the year off hot, so Michael Vick was the point of discussion.  Then Vick sucked and that, of course, was the point of discussion.  Then in waltzed Nick Foles who started running Chip’s offense at full steam and then he was the point of discussion.  It’s odd that a guy can lead the NFL in rushing yards and be a bit of an afterthought in this game we play but that’s what happens when you’re consistently good but rarely breakout great in this game.  Everyone wants week 15 JC Superstar, week 8 Megatron, week 13 Josh Gordon (will someone PLEASE give that man a nickname).  But Shady has just ‘been there’.  He’s had some big rushing days, don’t get me wrong as his 133 yards on the ground Sunday were his 6th 100+ yard effort of the year and he does have a 200+ yard snow game to his credit.  I don’t know, maybe I’m Chris Collinsworth’ing this whole shizz and creating a narrative that doesn’t need to be made but I swear I’ve heard more about other players of this caliber over the course of the season than LeSean.  Here’s to you, Shady, and the joy of the championships you brought to all those peoples out there who aren’t Lugers.  In other news from week 16 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

Geno Smith – The Human Geno project put up his 4th 20+ point scoring game on the year, going for 214/2/0 through the air and scampering for 10/48/1.  I point out the 4th 20+ point game because he’s also put up negative or single digit efforts in 7 games this year.  Rookies are like flavors of ice cream in their varied flavors.  I think we can best describe Geno’s season as Rocky Road.

Donald Brown – Went for 110 total yards and 2 total touchdowns on the day as Trent drafters/trade for’ers/droppers lament.  Only thing interesting about this current scenario is what does the backfield look like in 2014 for the Colts now that Brown has arrived.  If it’s Brown leading the charge, Coltplay will put out the album ‘A Rush Of Brains To The Head’.

Andy Dalton – Yup.

DeMarco Murray – Murray had almost all of his yardage in the first half but that’s not the part that matters.  What does is Dallas didn’t stop running the ball like they normally do when they’re successful at it.  It’s like they run away from success sometimes…hrm, ok throw away from success.  Whatever.  You get it.  Murray finished with 111 total yards and 2 TDs as the Cowboys finally stopped playing DeMarco Polo near the red zone.

A.J. Green – Did what you needed him to do as he made my Red Rocket call look beautiful: 7/97/2 on 12 targets.  How Green is my envy you ask?  I’ve gone to the doctor about it, as I told you in private before.  Why are you trying to embarrass me in front of all my internet friends?

Peyton Manning – 400/4…no that’s not his time in the 4 yard dash (ok, it might be).  Manning tied then passed Brady’s all-time single-season TD passing record with 51 and still has a week to go (though he probably sits anyways).  PFM4MVP should be a bumper sticker.  If it’s not…PATENT!

Jamaal Charles – Well, it wasn’t the big week he had last week to push you through to the championships but you’ll take a 13/106/1 with 5/38 on the side, right?  Right?  Yeah, the touches were kinda weird to me, too.  They lost to Indy at home.  Charles got less than 20 touches in the game.  Coinicidence?  Nah…

Pierre Garcon – No Reed, then it’s Peter Waiter all day long: 11 receptions for 144 yards on 18 targets and a touchdown to boot.  I know his initials are PG but that endline is NC-17.  Cover your eyes children!

Chad Henne – So he outscored your starting QB.  Yes yours.  I don’t even have to look.  The bathroom is down the hallway to your right.  No your OTHER right.  And you just threw up in my hallway.  Thanks, I just had that carpet steam-cleaned!  I told you week 16 makes things weird.

Calvin Johnson – In like a Lion, out like a Lamb…no, he wasn’t traded to the Rams.  Though that’s gotta be the headline if that happens.  Whatever.  He was gimpy most of the game but Stafford was dink dunk most of the game so it was all moot.  Schwartz and co. got to go.  Just a poor end to a wonderful beginning for these two both in real and fantasy football.

Dez Bryant – Another solid but ‘where’s my 200 yard game’ type of performance from Dez: 4/73/1 on 11 targets.  Looking ahead to 2014, there’ll need to be some changes before I put Dez as a top 3 at WR.  Talent says he should be there.  Talent of team’s coaches says they’re making paper airplanes during tape review.

Shane Vereen – Well, at least he got you a touchdown, right?  Went down with a groin injury early after gaining 10 total yards.  Looked like he was gonna be a matchup nightmare on the day, too.  Oh what could’ve been…

LeGarrette Blount – Heading into SNF, Blount was a top 10 rushing back on the week in standard.  I said week 16 made things weird, right?  Yup.

Zac Stacy – It was pretty ugly but he ground out 33 carries for 104 yards and a TD against one of the top rushing defenses in the league.  I’m gonna have a hard time not putting Stacy at or near top 5 RBs next year.  I’m also gonna have a hard time not touching myself while watching game rewind of him over the off-season.  Wait, who typed that!

Jimmy Graham – I’m sure his foot still hurts: 5/73/1 on 11 targets.  Sometimes you get the injury bug wrong and I missed on Graham…Cracker…CRUNCH!  pretty badly.  But then I go and make that Aaron Rodgers SELL call…and totally redeem myself!

Joique Bell – Well Reggie Bush said he was a Mudder.  Didn’t know he meant he was a Mudder Fumbler.  Bell went for 154 total yards (10 receptions) and a TD and he leaves myself and the guys over at Revelation Sports wondering why they spent all that money to replace that which they already had.  Repeat after me: Schwartz and co. got to go.

Le’Veon Bell – I’m just looking up running backs with Bell as the last name.  After another big day -129 total yards and a TD – we need to give this guy a nickname.  He sounds like a fancy bottled water or something.  But that’s so not football.  Jugs?  Hrm, that’s more of a Breastaurant name…let’s think on this over the off-season.

Nate Washington – Nate has 3 games this year of over 100 yards receiving.  The last one was week 4.  Week 4×4 = week 16 which in turn = weird.  Basically everyone you started should’ve been benched for 30+ year old wideouts and RB journeyman this week.

Shonn Greene – See 1/4th inch above for what the funk happened here.  Finished with 91 yards and a TD.  CJ finished with an endline that’s probably the end of the line for him in Tennessee.  How Greene was your valley…well if we’re talking green as in fruitful, it was pretty good.  If you’re making some Lolita reference, we’re done talking.

Fred Jackson – CJ who?  FJax may not have been a Moreno deal in drafts but I’m sure his owners still enjoyed what they got where they got it.  Don’t take the last part of that sentence out of context plz, thx.

Ben Roethlisberger – Only needed 167 passing yards to be a top scoring QB this week.  Remember week 16 = weird, yah?  Passed for 2 TDs while chipping in a rumbling 13 yard TD rush to put him in his owner’s good graces.  You know, the Stafford owners who had him on their bench because you just can’t sit Matthew.

DeAngelo Williams – It’s that time of year you go back and look at what you said about particular guys just for fun so I decided to take a peek at DW from the Top 40 Running Backs and this is what I had to say: Fun with stats: in 9 December games starting in 2011, DeAngelo has 688 yards, 162 receiving yards and 8 total touchdowns.  In his other 23 games he’s at  885/160/6.  Draft/trade strategy for 2013: don’t draft a Panther back but trade for Williams before the calendar rolls to December 1.  Admittedly, this hasn’t been a December to remember for DeAngelo like in year’s past but that’s the second straight week of a TD for Williams and a plus 10 on the scoreboard.  It’s the little things that make me happy, people.

Drew Brees – He didn’t kill you this week but he didn’t really help you either: 281/1/2 as his home/road splits have been drastic all year.  Tuck this nugget where the sun don’t shine for next year.  The place I’m talking about is your brain.  It doesn’t shine there either, perv.

Jerrel Jernigan – Who the funk is this guy?  No really.  Went for 6/80/1 and outscored pretty much every guy you’d not expect him to outscore.  Stedman Bailey?  I get that one.  Mike Brown?  Eh, I can accept that.  But a guy who’s name makes you sound like you’re saying Jiminy Jillikers…this just won’t do.

Jarrett Boykin – The end line for him is one good reason to talk about Boykin – 5/54/1 – but the really big reason to talk about him is his emergence means James Jones is probably playing somewhere else next year.  I just gave you a Dynasty league heads up without really being a dynasty league guy.  I’m good like that.

Carson Palmer – Clearly Palmer bet on Seattle like everyone else: 178/1/4.  Just for fun, I figure I’ll share this interesting stat because I’m crying as a ‘hawks fan right now: this is the first loss for Russell Wilson at home as a starting QB since his junior year at NC State on October 2nd of 2010.  And you think I have a short attention span when it comes to real football informa…oh look a squirrel!

Griff Whalen – Went for 7/80, taking plenty of passes that I thought would eventually go to TY or even Da’Rick.  And in many leagues, there was much whalen and gnashing of teeth and the Fantasy Gods said it was good.

Julian Edelman – So, when Amendola went to the Patriots in the off-season and Welker went to the Broncos, who had Edelman as outscoring them during Fantasy Super Bowl week?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Hello?  Bueller.  The other, other, OTHER white meat went for 7/77 on 11 targets.  It’s been an up and down season in terms of value for Edelman but with Gronk’s recent injury, I wouldn’t bet against a strong season from Julian in 2014 in PPR leagues.

Marcedes Lewis – You know your position is deprived when 4/50/1 gets you a place at the top TEs of the week table.

Ryan Griffin – He’s your 7th best TE on the week heading into SNF with a 5/66 line.  That’s 7th best in standard.  Hehehehe.

Buffalo Bills D/ST – Gonna have to change their team name to Buffal-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH! Ok, maybe there’s no Andrew Dice Clay in their future but they gave Miami the D today.  If that offense can ever shore up and play consistently, this team has D/ST monster written all over it.

Rashad Jennings – And out of nowhere, Dennis Allen decided that DMC has done such a great job this year, he deserves touches.  Rashad was vultured for a TD early and never got in a groove.  Finished with 72 total yards and a flummoxed owner face from all of his supporters.  It’s ok, Dennis Allen, they don’t need you around in 2014 anyway.

Bryce Brown – Almost tied Shady for the team lead in rushing.  Had to settle for ‘just’ 115 yards on 9 carries to go with a TD.  I’m gonna start calling it Shy-Town instead of Chi-Town because everyone is too modest when trying to stop someone from scoring on them.  Chris Polk?  Get outta here, Shy-Town!

Brent Celek – I’m gonna pretend Ertz and Celek are the same player.  Drunken thought for next year: be able to draft team TEs if we’re gonna have a TE spot at all.

Jay Cutler – Remove the last three letters of your last name, Jay.  That’s what owners would do to you if they could right now…woah, no not that kind of cut.  I meant from their team.  I don’t condone violence nor emo self-infliction.

  1. The G says:
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    I like “Flash Gordon” as Josh Gordon’s nickname…but he’s also got BeastMode in him like Megatron…Flash is the best i have to offer…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ve heard that one. It’s not bad but think there’s a bigger name for him out there

      • the imp says:
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        @Sky: Good offseason project. He should be one of my two keepers, so I have a reason to be invested in finding him a great nickname. (I agree Flash is good, but predicatble.)

  2. Finished 14 – 4 and won the superbowl last night against a team that beat me twice in the regular season! I’ll give you a credit percentage, but no cash, sorry.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, well we take visa or MasterCard. No Discover, though

    • the imp says:
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      @James R: Nice win.

  3. Oh ya, and Bush tried to fuk me hard, but Peyton wanted the record and Pierre was spoon-fed the rock all night.

    And Jimmy Graham was Jimmy Graham. I’ll have to call this man my team MVP since he was the most consistent all year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah Reggie was pretty frustrating down the stretch. Graham healed up pretty quick after only 18 snaps after a bye week

      • @Sky: Wow, I didn’t even know he only had 18 snaps last week. Had I known, I would have probably sat him for Jordy and would be sweating bullets waiting for Phil Dawson to come through tonight.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No no, was referring to when I called him a sell. He only had 18 snaps coming off a bye week. Got me worried then.

  4. Night pandas says:
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    Need a Vernon Davis goose egg for the win….will share winnings with anyone willing to pull a Nancy Kerringan on Davis before the game tonight….

    Damn Vereen injury..he was looking good

    • @Night pandas: That injury may have saved me. It’s weird because if Gronk never got low-blowed, I would’ve been blown out of the playoffs by 40 pts last week. It took 2 injuries to Patriots to get me there, and I hate the fkn Patriots.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn yeah. He probably lost me my championship as well when he went down.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Night pandas: wow, you actually got the VD goose egg that killed me. i only lost by 3.25. It was dropping Foles in week 7 when he sucked in the study with the 14 inch dildo sold to me by professor plum

  5. Grant says:
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    Well got second place. I was playing the guy that had Manning which never helps. But only 11 points combined between Wilson and Hauschka really hurt me. I had D Thomas on the bench as well, but he would have been in my lineup instead of Garcon so that actually worked out, Megatron and Gordon just didn’t do enough. Also started the Browns D over the Bills. Lost by 24 points.

    I guess now fantasy baseball officially starts, time for some mock drafts.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Damn that’s frustrating. Josh had an ok day, just not one topped with a TD. Megatron was either very gimpy or the Lions were being dumb as usual. I think it’s a little of both.

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        @Sky: real dumb, just bench bush pre-game i win very easily.

  6. Tom says:
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    Great job all year sky tysm..
    a couple of quick questions

    are you doing rankings this week
    also do u really think P manning sits this week.. number one seed still at stake .ty my friend

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Oh I’ll be here alright and ranking things for sure. I haven’t looked at schedules. I think Pats need to win for their game to matter. Will probably be a timing issue.

      • Tom says:
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        @Sky:

        ty for the reply HAPPY HOLIDAYS

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No prob Tom, have a good one yourself!

  7. Jagan says:
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    Sky,

    Kudos to you for all bare dare devil acts through out the 2013 fantasy journey.

    I was able to win 10 of my 12 leagues and your help is invaluable.

    I can say that you definitely has so many highlight moves through out the season.

    Thanks for your help all year.

    Jagan

    • Jagan says:
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      One league I lost by 2 points as I was the victim of Calvin johnson and Matt Forte.That hurts when you lose close ones.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah and with guys who should’ve had better nights. Always a frustrating experience.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Thanks Jagan! Those kind words are really appreciated.

  8. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Is this the single worst week 16 fantasy playoffs for studs in years or is it just me? I was 2nd in league scoring on the year and had my worst output the entire season when it mattered from guys like Megatron and Cutler while hype-machined guys like Cousins & Dennis Johnson turned back into pumpkins before my eyes. Now I gotta pray Crabtree can outscore Matt Bryant tonight AND add another 8 points for me to sneak into the championship game. I swear, if I can win just one title I’m gonna retire from fantasy football like I did baseball because weeks like this are costly to my TV funds.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, it was definitely one of the worst in recent memory. Even my big championship game where teams average between 150 and 160 if their team is good is probably gonna finish 135-130. Like I said, Nate Washington: week 16 all-star. Like we all thought he’d be, right?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint (aka Pablo Death): “Worst week for studs in years” is pretty lofty. I wouldn’t call Cutler a stud either.

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Cram It:

        In my 1 QB, 1 QB/RB/WR/TE league, Cutler’s ranked 23rd overall in QB’s. That, despite only playing 10 games. Projected out over a full season, I’d say he’d easily crack the top 10-15 in the league, making him a starter in 10 or 12 team leagues wouldn’t it? I don’t know if that’s a “stud” or not but in my league having 2 guys in the top 10-15 is very valuable.

        It’s just amazing to me the list of guys that flopped yesterday:
        QB-Staff, Newton, Brees, Rivers, Brady, Eli, Flacco
        RB-Lynch, Forte, Bush, Ridley, Andre, Sproles, AP
        WR-Megatron, D-Jax, Torrey, Wallace, Jordy

        Maybe not all “studs” but guys that were drafted moderately high and some have carried owners to the playoffs only to flop when needed the most all of a sudden, especially the QB’s. Brees, AP, Forte, Lynch, and Megatron were all 1st or 2nd rounders in my league, for instance. For years I’ve always heard “start your studs” but weeks like this make me wonder, especially when Geno Smith has the 3rd and Chad Henner 5th best QB days in my league yesterday.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Clint (aka Pablo Death): I’m a Bears fan. Jay Cutler is not a fantasy stud. A 10 team starting QB at best does not a stud make. I could easily knock your “stud” list in half, but, no matter. I understand what you’re saying and I agree with ‘start your studs’ provided they are actually studs and not Eli Manning. In which case you’d play matchups. That’s great that Henne had more points than Drew Brees, but would you ever even THINK of making a move like that, let alone actually do it? Probably not.

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            @Cram It: cousins still was better than a lot of guys around his place in the waiver pile. tannehill/fitzpatrick. first week I actually chose the best guy that i legitmately thought about playing (henne does not count as that). I did lose in one league only due to playing d.johnson over ivory, and had i known some schlub was the starting QB I actually would have played ivory instead.

  9. Anthony Scott says:
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    Peyton and AJG sealed it for me. Real tough decision this offseason to only keep 4 from Lacy, Stacy, Gio Bernard, AJ Green, Antonio Brown, and Peyton

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      That really is tough. As much as I hate saying it, Peyton and Gio would be my throwbacks there.

  10. Jeff says:
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    Up 24 against SF D. Odds?

    • @Jeff: 6/1 you win unless they give points for return yards, then 2.5/1

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      57.3 to 47.4234692744. Give or take a decimal

  11. the imp says:
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    Got some therapy from your blurb on Cutler. My hope for a Sunday Night comeback (had both Cut and Forte) didn’t work out the way I had hoped. As a peaceful soul I appreciate the delicateness you applied to his horrendousness. Cutler was the third QB on my team to get benched this season (drafted Vick AND RG3…going against your advice to draft only one QB…).

    Next year I’ll just have to draft all the best players who never stumble or hit bad luck to make sure I win a championship. No sweat. I’m sure I figure that out over the next 8 months.

    • Sky

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      Ha in 1 QB leagues there were still plenty of nice surprises. Unless your leaguemates were sitting on every QB, there were weekly streams. The flipside is you could’ve drafted both Vick and Rodgers. It’s a sport full of parity especially when injuries come knocking.

  12. Fratstar says:
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    Man Grey, this season felt like forever but I finally won the shiva of my league!!!

    Peyton and prater put me in a huge whole, and cam newton did nothing to save me. I seriously
    need to send Lacy and Leoven Bell a Christmas card though…green came through and Marshall’s touch down
    sealed it for me! I was watching the last game tied and my opponent had cooper and forte. Imagine
    my disgust when cooper got a touch down right off the bat. I won by 3, and I still have Dawson tonight
    hahah. Man I’m still giddy. Thanks for all the great advice Grey, and Merry Christmas!

    • matt says:
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      @Fratstar: Im sure he’ll appreciate you calling him Grey. Lol

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Grey?!? You in the football world baby, I ain’t yo Grey! Glad you won though.

      • Piotr says:
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        @Sky:

        hahah, my bad man, i’m still celebrating after last night. Thanks all the same, ya’ll are all great!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          We’re good. If Grey were helping you, he’d have asked if Dan Marino were available at least 5 times throughout the season.

  13. Good stuff. Agree w/ you on Zac Stacy. He’s been able to succeed verse the toughest run D’s. He’s going to be in my top 5 for sure. McCoy and Charles are likely the only 2 backs I’d take ahead of Zac and Fat Eddie.

    • matt says:
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      @Fantasy Ballblogger: no Adrian Peterson love? He’s still a beast, just playing for a horrific team

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’d personally like to see an improvement surrounding him before I bite into that apple again. Plus I think injuries are going to be a larger factor for him moving forward than the younger pups. RBs are like women for jerks: we want them fresh out of college and start getting bored with them the moment they get close to 30

    • Sky

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      Agreed. My only question for him is how many carries will he lose when there’s no longer a game manager under center. I don’t know if 30 touches is the norm moving forward. Hopefully quality over quantity if that comes to pass.

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        @Sky: yup.. if they can get a fewline men a decent playcaller next season id take a shot on him again. He just had too much upside to take a lacy or bell over him. I love both of them equally btw. I prefer drafting WR over rb cuz of the injuries. It seems like you can almost always pick up a back off waivers due to injuries. But rb is def the thinnest position, and TE was pretty abysmal this year also. Too many injuries this past season.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ponder was fine, honestly, if you want a ball control guy but he needs more time in the pocket and has a noodle arm. He’s basically Alex Smith without the intangibles. It’s hard to say about WR over RB. I’m going to evaluate that fairly heavily this off-season. The problem is for every Arian Foster and Ray Rice, there seemed to be a Julio Jones and Roddy White. It’s just a physical sport but I agree with you that the line isn’t as strong as it used to be, especially for me.

  14. matt says:
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    Out of 10 leagues ( 5 ppr, idp, 5 standard) I was eliminated in 4 weeks ago won 3 titles, and am alive for the final week in the last 3 ( I hate week 17 leagues) Had a monster gm vs the undefeated 14 -0 team yesterday. I had Decker, Garcon, Manning, Mccoy beat him down by over 120 pts. My lil 8-6 bottom feeder team looks good heading into the championship vs a team that I’ve already beat twice in the reg season. The other 2 im down 13 pts and 5 pts. going into the last week. Thanks for all the articles & insight this year. Jb, sky, and the rest of the razzvall crew. Happy Hollidays!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Thanks Matt! Here’s to winning a few more for you this year.

  15. Greg says:
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    I WON!!!!!!

    With your help, of course. Please pass on my gratitude to all of your bloggers, because half the fun of my fantasy season was coming here. I took your advice to grab Doug Martin with the #1 overall and that idea kind of pissed on my shoes, but it’s been really great to be part of the conversation here. Not that I’d play in a FF league for money because that would be potentially illegal, but since I happen to have some extra money around now, I am gonna go out for a beer and order a second one for you, Grey! (After I finish the first beer, I’ll just drink yours, but, hey, you weren’t even touching it).

    In all seriousness, thanks so much. The Razzball Football crew was a big part of the reason I won my league and even bigger reason as to why I had such a good time doing so.

    THANK YOU!!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I ain’t Grey, homie! But he is the one who advised you to draft Doug Martin #1…glad you took the league by storm. Congrats!

      • Greg says:
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        @Sky:

        Wait, WHAT? That first paragraph contained ball-busting and I was just trying to pile on with the guy who called you Grey before. Was hoping to get a trend going, and I think I am funny. Musta sailed right over your headskis. But I am pretty sure it was your rankings with Martin at #1, right? I thought the first time we “talked” I was on here asking you to comment on him. Or does “Sky+” mean you’ll turn over your #1 ranking to a baseball guy. Yuck, I feel so used and betrayed.

        All the gratitude was totally genuine! Thanks for your help and support, SKY!!!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Haha, on the back side of the site, I don’t see the link between comments. I thought I had a buncha people who think Grey knew what a football was and I was like ‘damn, I thought he was a better writer than I was. How could you peeps confuse the two?’.

          Love back your way to, Gregski! Glad it was a fun season and it’s always great to be a part of it.

  16. Allan says:
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    My idea for josh gordon’s nickname is commissioner gordon. Don’t think you can go wrong with a batman reference. Can call him the commish for short.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I like that. I’ve seen some photoshopped faces of Gary Oldman over him here and there. That one might have to stick. His Bat signal will be a big ‘QB’ in the sky.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: in on this bandwagon.

  17. J-FOH says:
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    I always think of the Elton John song with Mr. Bell. Work with that

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hold me closer, Tony Danza?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I keed, of course. It might be too hard to get a feel for. But he shall be a good man, that’s for sure.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: sure, call him Hells Bells

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Maybe just call him Jingle Bells.

  18. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Josh “nobody could stop me if I had a quarterback half as good as the bums we’ve been shuffling in and out all year” Gordon………too, subtle?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Oops, * half as good as any of the other quarterbacks in the league, rather than the bums…….* l

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’ll need a size 0.5 font to get that all on a t-shirt but…let’s do this!

  19. Toby says:
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    Hey Sky, I just want to say thanks to you and all the amazing writers at Razzball. You helped me carry a 1-5 team into the playoffs and walk away with the Championship. Sure, it helped having Charles and Manning on my team. Yeah, I’m glad Murray and Jeffrey turned it on in the last 5 weeks. But I’m most grateful for all the close calls and last-second decisions that you guys helped me make. It’s a great website with funny writers who not only know their shit but also respond when you ask them for advice. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Hey Thanks Toby. I’ll make sure Razzball Writers get this message. I try my best and I know the other writers do, too. You readers who come every day to the site are just as important so we thank you back!

  20. Zandy says:
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    Sky thanks for all your help throughout this season. My team put up a measly 71 pts and I lost by only 12. Couldn’t have done it without you tho. Came down to Calvin, Witten, Djax, Keenan, browns and nugent not giving me much help… Tough loss, lowest pt total on the year in the finals. Oh and it was a winner take all league. Just finally got enough closure to post and update you. I will keep razzing on the basketball side until football comes back around. Happy holidays to you and your fam! Thanks man. I really feel like we are close friends after our daily convos. All the best!

    • Sky

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      Damn, hate when it all falls apart at the end. Only so much you can do. You still had a good team, it just chose a bad time to have a clunker. Good on ya with sticking on at basketball. If you’re a baseball guy, you should give that side a read as well. Hell, even if you’re not it might spark your interest. I’d push for hockey but I don’t know what the hell that sport is about, honestly.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: this is actually my third year doing basketball. I won my first two years and am leading this year. There’s enough games/stats that I actually built a model to analyze stats. Football is so variable and random that it drives me crazy.

        Yesterday was my first time losing in fantasy sports…. A lot less fun on the losing side. And on Saturday my bball team lost brook Lopez for the year… Had a feeling it was going to be a rough weekend haha. Thanks again!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Welcome to the rest of the world! Pretty impressive record you’re talking about there. Basketball has a lot in common with baseball on that front if that’s a part of the fantasy world you like. Baseball is all about guys being who we thought they were.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zandy: Close friends! Awww, now I just feel bad for picking on you. But I’m glad I didn’t give you Sky’s actual address….

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        @Cram It: cram I needed 16 from Djax or my bears to win and clinch th division….. I got neither! What do you think of our chances Sunday at home?

  21. Cram It says:
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    Romo out for the season with a back injury. And he was so close to finally turning the doubters (me) around.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ve never had a problem with Romo, personally. If he was on another team, I think the narrative on him would be different. His teams, coaching and management are sub-par in my book. Great talent that’s never used right is a Cowboys staple. Brett Favre got away with being a good but not great QB and everyone adored him. Never got the love fest with him and the hate for Romo, personally.

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        @Sky: I think Romo is a talented QB but he kinda does choke a lot so it’s hard to say “see he did it again!” The numbers, say “in the clutch” numbers, kind of bear that out. A better system/coaching probably puts him in position so that he doesn’t have to be in these clutch situations, but like with the GB loss, I’m sorry, if you’re an elite QB, you don’t let that happen.

        As a Bears fan, I always hated Favre with extreme vigor. So my vision is blurred as to how good he actually was or wasn’t. Plus, he’s kind of a douche.

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          @Cram It: *hard NOT to say “see…”

        • Sky

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          For sure, I’d never call him an elite QB but Favre falls into the same scope for me, personally. They both had their drawbacks. It’s funny how many times Favre ‘choked’ but got saved by his team. That is what I remember of Favre’s days. I never hated him, I appreciated what he did but think the media trumped him up bigger than he ever really was. Just for fun, I looked up some stats on the two just to see if I was remembering things weirdly or not:

          Favre: 302 career games, 30 4th quarter comebacks and 45 game winning drives

          Romo: 130 career games, 20 4th quarter combecacks and 23 game winning drives

          Basically, Favre has doubled Romo’s ‘clutch’ production…by playing more than double the games. Like I said, the Romo narrative is a lot more media-driven than it is reality-based when compared with other QBs ‘of his caliber’. The playoff records are vastly different, though, I will say that. But again, I put that back on Jerry Jones and his merry band of idiots more than I do just Romo.

  22. Shadow says:
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    Your call on the Red Head was dead on and even though I’d had Foles for the past few months I decided to go for it and played Dalton instead. Well, I took my league for all it’s marbles and wanted to tell you it’s Mucho Appreciated and then some. Thanks for all your help and talent, you the Man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice! That’s awesome man, glad we could be a part of a great season with you. Congrats!

  23. james says:
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    Hey Sky,
    I asked you about selecting 2 between F.Jackson, D.Johnson, Fitz, Randle and Streator. I chose Johnson and Streater.
    Unfortunately, I decided to go with Streator and D.Johnson.
    Fortunately for me, I also had Dalton, Garcon, Decker, Charles, Graham and Cinci defense and whooped my opponent so bad that I didnt even need my flex players.
    Special thanks to you, for all your advise including telling me that when I wanted to trade Chris Johnson, you ranked Decker first of the list I gave you. Because of Decker’s Week 13, 4td game, I made it up to first place and that position carried me all the way to title town.
    Thanks again,
    champion 2013

    • Sky

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      Nice! Glad it worked out the way you needed them to. I don’t think I said Johnson and Streater, I probably just pointed at the rankings but either way, it sounds like it went the right way. Good on you and glad we could help!

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        No, you said the Two RBs. And then I said I cant choose 2 rbs haha, and you said check the rankings. I decided to go with Streator and Johnson.
        Again, thanks for all ur hardwork. I have def told people about the site.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ah, gotcha. Well at the very least, you won. That’s what matters. Thanks for spreading the word, it’s always appreciated!

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Sky: that was one of your better calls of the year, the dalton thing. too bad i had no dalton access at any location.

  24. goodfold2 says:
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    Milhouse: Look Bart, a dog.
    Bart: Wow! Brown!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You’re too hip and trendy for me. I don’t know what you’re saying!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: just a simpsons line that i thought of from your ADD deficit (look a squirrel!) comment.

  25. goodfold2 says:
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    looks as if i’m about to have my worst week of the year. thanks crabtree/d-jax/flynn not targeting nelson (instead boykin and jones all damn day)/bush getting benched/kaepernick not throwing to open VD. sure am glad we chopped enough that only 20% of the prize pool is left being played for.”winner” is only goann have 121.8 when I averaged 153 and change as the 2nd best team all year.

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      @goodfold2: i know i’m biased here, but it sure looks like Kaep is doing everything possible not to throw to a often open VD. If it keeps on like this not having foles won’t define me losing superbowl.

  26. goodfold2 says:
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    @goodfold2: the worse thing is that after the early games yesterday i had 6 players left (projected to win by like 70 at that point), watching each and every one fail. massively. bush (wish we would’ve known pre-game about bench, i’d have been fine), nelson/d-jax, now 3 SF guys. Hours of this.

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      @goodfold2: now, only down 6.55 with more than 1 quarter to go, dumping foles in week 7 would be huge if I lose.

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        @goodfold2: finally found the one week I should’ve benched v.davis. vowed never to again after 2 other weeks of doing that due to matchups. clay or bennett when davis was better, clay on bench now.

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          @goodfold2: had this gone to OT I likely would have won (will lose by 3.25) My friend went from winning by 5, losing when T gonz got the TD, and will win now, only due to the pick 6 by SF (he needs to send Harry douglas a card). FOLES!

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            @goodfold2: could blame my late season trade to get v.davis, had I never done that i’d have had bennett or clay this week.

            • Sky

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              Woulda coulda shoulda. The cool part is you made it. I lost on the pick six myself. Was up a half point and an Atlanta TD would’ve sealed it.

  27. jason batteiger says:
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    not to sound like an ass but exactly who was buying when you said 2 days after his collarbone injury to sell rodgers? maybe in keeper leagues with somebody who never had a good keeper in the first place and were like 1-8 or something type teams would’ve bought him. Other than that what would anybody have gotten for him. darrl richardson? mendenhall? I wouldn’t have traded a not-yet back yet andre brown for him.

    • Sky

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      Your statement is coming 7 weeks after the fact. That’s called hindsight. What you know now doesn’t apply to what happened then. When he got hurt it was going to be ‘a week to week’ thing. Then it was 3 weeks. Then it was 3 weeks minimum. Then it was an every week check in and the reality is he was never close to starting. Could say the same thing about a guy like Vereen or your boy Brown there. Plenty of people held onto those guys for 10 weeks or picked them up weeks in advance without knowing what would happen. But they’re now good calls because your hindsight says they were.

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        @Sky: i’m not saying your sell wasn’t apt. it was. both now and at the time. but that still doesn’t mean anybody that i’ve heard of was paying much of anything for rodgers. that same day, by mid-day (around 2 PM) the most up to date news said likely minimum of 3 weeks. the only news blurbs I saw that said possibly less than 3 weeks were at around 10 AM (this would be the day after the injury). Clearly he was a sell, but i still don’t think more than 1 out of 20 rodgers owners pretty much anywhere got better than around better than a.brown level production (even including in that the truth that brown didn’t play until a few more weeks later)

        • Sky

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          “That you’ve heard of” – that’s kinda the problem. I had plenty of people asking if they should actually buy him when and during that first week. Your timeline of the misinformation is a little off too. People were still saying he could play the week of by mid-week.

          And the end all be all is this: if the ‘best’ you could do was Andre Brown…pretty sure his production from that week much better than what Rodgers brought to the table. I said 75 on the dollar. You’re not going to get Drew Brees in return for a broken A-Rod. Thats kinda common sense. Still not really understanding your stance here at all and still see a lot of hindsight in your statement given you’re making it a point 7+ weeks after the fact.

          • jason batteiger says:
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            @Sky: only brought it up in light of you mentioning it recently. I would’ve been very happy to get an andre brown for rodgers in any one of my leagues that had rodgers, but could not. You’re likely right about some sources claiming better than minimum 3 weeks, that was probably just me believing the worser type story-lines (like yours) since they made more sense (the 3 week minimum next day by 2:00 PM ones). They really should just let the doctor doing the diagnosis do the press conferences instead of B.S. mongers (coaches, players themselves)

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @jason batteiger: true also that you do hear much more of that stuff than me.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yeah, I understand. Trades like that are completely about timing and the belief from the other guy. Anyone who traded for A-Rod at the time thought they were getting a steal and taking advantage and getting ready for the playoffs.

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