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I didn’t see any big shakeups this week. Did we truly go a week without an injury to a fantasy starting wide receiver or running back? Well anyway, what I have here are some names we know very well, the most promising names here were drafted in most leagues. Sadly, I know many of them are not widely available in 12-team leagues but I would rather include oft owned players than not have analysis available for those of you that need it. I also think that many of these players will be hard to get into your starting lineups. There’s a lot of uncertainty with them, which makes sense considering some of them have been owned previously but dropped. Also,”I TOLD PERCY I’D DO THIS!” Wait, what? Here’s fantasy football advice…

Martellus Bennett ($14) – Here’s what we know. Tom Brady will start in week 5. Rob Gronkowski does not appear to be healthy yet. So let’s think about that. How much FAAB would Bennett be worth were Gronkowski suddenly out for the year? (I’m not saying there’s imminent danger of this happening). But that’s Bennett’s upside. I’m sure he’s out there in a few leagues, for instance he’s available in 1 of  2 RCLs that I play in.

Corey Coleman ($5) – His injury was initially described as “4-6 weeks”. At this point two of those weeks have passed. Yeah he’s another player that’s probably available in only a minority of 12 team leagues, but like Bennett he’s available in one RCL I play in. Obviously you need to have room on your roster to stash him, if you don’t have the room, ignore him. Hopefully we’ll get some positive news on Josh McCown soon.

Terrance Williams ($3) – I’m not really sure what to make of him. I know he could be quite good while Dez Bryant is out IF Tony Romo were quarterbacking. With Dak Prescott as quarterback I just can’t say what to expect, but he’s worth a shot. He should have probably been picked picked up last week but it’s possible he flew under the radar after the mid-week Dez Bryant injury update came out. He’ll be out a while.

C. J. Spiller ($2) – Another interesting stash, his role should only increase. What it will increase to, I’m not sure. Perhaps he will soon be startable for desperate teams in PPR leagues, but the Seahawks have a bye in week 5.

Chris Johnson ($1, if healthy) – At the time of this writing Johnson looks iffy for the Thursday Night Football game after he missed Monday’s practice. Not a hearty recommendation but I think he makes a decent stash.

Time to revisit some names from older posts. Not every player I’ve named in the past has been worthy, there have been some mistakes. Here are some players I’ve named that might still be out there and are worth considering once more.

Shaun Draughn ($2) – If you have room on your squad I think he’s a nice player to hold. Cole Beasley ($2) I think he’s owned in most 12 team leagues by now but keep checking that waiver wire.

FAAB Recommnedations for 10 Team Fantasy Football Leagues

I know some of the top 12-team recommendations (Martellus Bennett for sure, maybe Corey Coleman) will be available in many 10-team leagues, so look there first.

Dion Lewis ($4) – No idea when he’ll be back, but he should be worth weekly flex consideration once he does, if he’s not simply locked into a RB2 or flex spot.

Ownership % doesn’t really tell us that much because the most commonly used ones are for 10-team leagues and I just don’t generally trust or put much stock into those numbers either way. So if there are other interesting players available in your league that I neglected because I’m assuming they are owned for whatever reason, ask away. I like to ponder (not Christian) player acquisition and value questions.

 

 

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  1. justin says:
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    i currently own delanie walker. but zach ertz and zach miller are on the wire. how would you rank these 3? and can you also rank these 3 DST: philly, jets, green bay for week 5.

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @justin: Thanks for reading, and great questions. I’m not really scared off by Delanie Walker yet, but also I don’t think he will return the value that was typically being paid for him. In my standard scoring / fractional points league I see he is the 13th ranked tight end for the season. Pretty good for a guy that missed one week. Plus his down weeks (4.2 and 3.4 points) have not been total killers. These are all solid options and it’s close, I rank them:
      Walker, Ertz, Miller assuming Ertz is back to basically full health.

      Eagles, Packers, Jets for the defenses but consider moving Packers to first if their DBs are returning to health. They have a pretty good one whose name I can’t remember that has missed all/most of the year.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @RotoLance: burnett probably or shields.

        • RotoLance

          RotoLance says:
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          @goodfold2: I read this w/o context, that is, didn’t see what comment it was replying to, and I thought “I’ve seen comments intended for a certain post end up on another person’s post but I’ve never seen one intended for Baseball end up in Football”. No, not AJ and James, Morgan and Sam.

          Damarious Randall I believe is a 2nd year player that’s well thought of and he’s been dinged up as well.

  2. omar says:
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    12-team 1pt PPR. Which group do you prefer ROS?

    Group A
    Gronk
    Forte
    Snead

    Group B
    B-Marsh
    Zeke Elliot
    Eifert

    Thanks

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @omar: I think before Sunday’s games I would have said Group A for sure. My hesitancy comes from the major passing role Bilal Powell was suddenly given. I view this as Gronk = B-Marsh because of concerns with Gronk’s health. Zeke > Forte, even more now because of this slight Forte PPR workload concern and Snead > Eifert but it’s close and really depends on the health of both of them.

      I’d take Group B, by a fairly narrow margin.

      Thanks for reading.

  3. RotoLance

    RotoLance says:
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    My post was seriously missing “The End”. Wow I really just left it hanging, didn’t I.

  4. RotoLance

    RotoLance says:
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    So Chris Johnson was put on IR, I think Andre Ellington is a decent stash especially for David Johnson owners. He’s not worth a high priority waiver claim, of course, more like a $1 FAAB guy.

  5. Quick Sycamore says:
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    Hi! I’m new to the FAAB system. I haven’t spent any of my budget yet, all my pickups have been free agents. Anyway I have the Kansas city defence on bye this week, and aside from when they played the jets, they haven’t been very good. So I’m going to drop them for the Buffalo defence, but I have no idea how much I should bid on them. Our budget is 15o, and I haven’t spent any yet.

    • Quick Sycamore says:
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      @Quick Sycamore: grrr *150 not 15o

      • RotoLance

        RotoLance says:
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        @Quick Sycamore: How much you bid always depends on how close the Bills defense are to your 2nd and 3rd options (should you fail to acquire the Bills). This is true for FAAB acquisitions in general.

        My take on the Bills defense is they have been fortunate to have scored as many fantasy points as they have so far but obviously this is a good matchup so maybe they stay on a roll.

        I think 2% is a good amount for to pay for a streaming acquisition. But maybe a little more because they have 3 good matchups in a row. $6 then maybe, could see upwards of $10 if your leaguemates tend to be aggressive with this type of thing.

        Thanks for reading and good luck.

  6. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Is Paul Perkins worth a hold in a 14 team PPR league? He looked the best of the 3 backs last night but can’t block at all. Need to pickup Sammie Coates and trying to decide between dumping Perkins, Humphries or Britt – thanks!

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @JimmyJackJames: Heh, Britt? I think he was a deep league recommendation of mine a week or two ago. Probably a coincidence. And I thought he was garbage this past week but he was actually ok!

      Sammie Coates is indeed a good pickup with the Eli Rogers injury. While Perkins looked good on his big play, it was certainly fluky. I mean, he had 4 touches. I think Perkins is indeed the one I’d dump. Good luck and thanks for reading.

  7. Badonkagronk! says:
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    As a gronk owner in a ten team league would you recommend owning Bennet too or can I go without a backup now that gronk is back?

    I would have to drop Duke johnson to add Bennet. Thanks

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @Badonkagronk!: He’s back in that he’s seeing the field but he’s barely been used. So in that sense hes’ not “back” to being Gronk. A recent news item I found “A source tells NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo that Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) is “not right,” and that his injury has “not come along like they thought it would.””

      I think Bennett is a good add but Duke Johnson has put up some pretty good fantasy points despite not scoring any TDs. I can’t necessarily recommend that choice (drop Duke for Bennett) but if you want go that route, I actually think it’s the safer route with Gronk’s status in the air.

      I would make the somewhat wild guess that Martellus Bennett’s fantasy value were Gronk to miss some time would be equal to 80% of Gronk’s in terms of points scored. I think a healthy Gronk paces for about 200 points for a season (12.5 per game) so what I’m saying is I think Bennett w/o Gronk could pace for 160 (10 points per game). Just a wild guess at his upside.

  8. Mike says:
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    Hey Dude in a PPR, Jeremy Hill is my RB2 (Ingram on bye) and I am 1-3 so must win mode I think. With a $100 budget would you drop $50 on West or just roll Jeremy Hill out there vs Big D and cross your fingers?

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @Mike: Hey Mike! Thanks for checking my post out (again).

      Just to make sure I’m straight on this, you are saying Jeremy Hill would play as your RB2 this week and you are wondering if Terrance West is enough of an upgrade over Hill to warrant a $50 bid? If it’s all about this week, I dont’ really think that West moves the needle enough to bid that much.

  9. m1chael says:
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    Hey. New to FAAB, 2nd year playing fantasy. I got Ertz and Ebron but would it be crazy of me to drop either of them for Corey Coleman, Hogan or Boldin? 14 team league 0.5 PPR
    Thinking of dropping Siemian after Wilson’s bye week also.
    Here’s my roster.
    QB – Wilson, Siemian
    RB – Zeke, Latavius, Matt Jones, Alf Morris, Lewis
    WR – Jordy, J Matthews, D Parker, M Thomas
    TE – Ertz, Ebron

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @m1chael: Welcome to FAAB land. Wouldn’t be crazy to drop one. I’d probably slightly prefer to keep Ebron but I can’t fault you either way. That said, Coleman might be the only one I’d drop one of them for but I’ve got no real problem with any option you pursue here.

      I agree Siemian should be dropped after his bye.

  10. Stumanji says:
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    Without any burning desires to pick up anybody in this week’s FA crop, I’m looking ahead to week 6 to stream a D/ST while I have the Vikings on bye. Who do you like to stream among the below options? Not a lot of great options.
    Rams @ Det
    Texans vs Indy
    Browns @ Ten
    Steelers @ Mia
    Jax @ Chi

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @Stumanji: Yeah, not great options, agreed there, generally good streamers are home teams favored to win. I think Miami’s offense is questionable enough to consider Pittsburgh but my first choice is Houston Texans D vs Indy. The potential for the Indy offense to put up points is a bit scary but the Indy O-line can be exploited.

  11. David says:
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    Duke Johnson just dropped in my FAAB league (10-team keeper, PPR). I think its a good pickup to build my bench depth. How much would you recommend in FAAB? I have 68/100. I’m thinking 5%.
    My week 5 starting lineup (give you an idea of the league structure):

    QB1: Cam
    QB2: Ben
    RB1: Elliott
    RB2: Matt Jones (just traded Barnidge for him)
    WR1: Julio
    WR2: Cooper
    WR3: Demaryius
    TE: Randolph
    Flex1: Kelvin
    Flex2: Shepard
    Bench: Langford, Morris, Smallwood, Perkins, Rainey, Powell, Woods

    Note, I have Wentz on my only rookie/practice squad slot and will most likely activate him by dropping Langford. How would you rank my top 3 droppable players?

    • RotoLance

      RotoLance says:
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      @David: Sure, 5% sounds about right. You know more about your league than I do.

      I’d probably drop them in the order of Rainey first, Perkins and Langford. I don’t know, kind of close.

      • David says:
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        Thanks. Much appreciated and I enjoy the FAAB advise.

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