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Hey did you survive the first round?  Like, comment and subscribe below if you did!  Sorry, thought I was running a youtube blog.  Wait, are those even real?  I don’t think you can blog on youtube.  Just post really pointless comments that nobody reads and even when they do and respond, they don’t actually read the response to what you said.  So youtube should just be videos sans comment section.  Glad we cleared that up!  Now what was I talking about…oh yeah, Josh McCown.  Did I say he was gonna be good this week?  Let’s take a magical ride back to last Thursday and find out in my weekly rankings…yup!  Sure, Jared Cook dropped a deuce, Torrey Smith farted while your mouth was open and the Bengals started CBs off the street against the Colts but hey, I got one right…RIGHT?!?  It was a rough rankings week, I’m not gonna lie.  As Tehol pointed out on twitter to me, I got my Bens mixed up.  Ben Tate didn’t do well and Big Ben did.  But of course, Tehol chides yet also loves when it’s appropriate.  Speaking of Tehol…TeholBeddict47?  Is that like 47 Ronin?  And is it just me or does Keanu’s movie sound more like a play call at the line than it does a samurai movie…but I’m digressing.  And of course, what do you expect?  The biggest fantasy scorer on the week is a 34 year old journeyman who has played for/been dropped by teams like the Cardinals, Lions, Raiders, Dolphins, Panthers, and 49ers which is not even mentioning his stint with the Hartford Colonials.  So first I’ll briefly go over the stats: 27/36 for 348 and 4 passing TDs along with a rushing touchdown and a 2 point conversion.  With the zero interceptions, that’s pretty much glory defined.  Can’t beat it.  Not even Peyton Manning could.  The reality is he probably should’ve had at least 2 INTs on the night and is still a 34 year old journeyman.  I do think this game says much more about two things: the Dallas defense and Marc Trestman.  Never trust one, always trust the other.  I don’t care who Trestman has at the helm next year – Cutler, McCown, a junior high 3rd string QB – I’m gonna want in on it.  And to be fair, I’m not doing this to say McCown is terrible.  You still have to execute to get a statline like that and he has so far as a starter with a 13:1 TD to INT ratio.  Even if you’re getting lucky, that’s hard to do.  All I’m saying is I care about Trestman and nothing else.  I’ll ride through the fantasy desert on a QB horse with no name if Marc is leading the way.  Here’s to what I hope was a successful week 14 run and and you’re even closer to that sweet championship.  And with that, let’s see what else there was to see from MNF for 2013 Fantasy Football…

DeMarco Murray – I had him as the #2 RB for the week in standard.  Would’ve been really nice to top off his 18/145 and 2/9 with a TD to justify it but apparently the Cowboys want to throw it to Cole Beasley.  There’s only so many names with two capital letters in it I can nail from week to week.

Tony Romo – How do you throw 3 TDs, 0 INT and still find a way to disappoint everyone, both real and fake football fans alike?  Because of all the Murray yardage, Romo just barely cleared 100 yards – 104 to be exact – on the night for passing.  It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good enough to win much of anything.  And of course it’s December.  That’s so Romo!

Matt Forte – Finished with 175 total yards (20/102 on the ground and 7/73 through the air) and one of the 4 McTouchdown passes.  I know there have been a lot of value draft this year.  Moreno, Alshon…the list goes on.  But what about the ‘underrated value picks’.  Forte was outside the top 10 RBs in many mocks and quite a few rankings – including my own – but is on pace for about 10 TDs, 1,800 total yards and well over 70 receptions.  Clearly I’m just in awe of Matt Fuerte.  Kudos to those who bought in, I wish I had a share or two myself.

Adrian Peterson – All day looks to not be ok for week 15.  Toby Gerhart is the add.  Vikings quarterback is the drop.  Always.  Even if its not the question.

Terrance Williams – He was your leading receiver for Dallas with 36 yards on 4 targets and 2 receptions and if I remember correctly, all of it came in junk time when Kyle Orton was put in.  How do you go into the half down by two scores and still not produce at least one receiver with 50 yards, Cowboys?  It’s like you passed when you should’ve run and run when you should’ve passed because you’re coached poorly or something…

Michael Bush – Had 56 total yards and a TD.  Have I mentioned how bad Dallas’ defense is?

Dez Bryant – It feels dirty even talking about 2 catches for 12 yards but I’m doing it to raise a point: Dez has not been what we thought he’d be.  Sure, he had a TD which saved his statline for the night but after Sunday’s games, Dez was sitting as the 12th best wideout in PPR leagues despite being a consensus top 5 WR for the year.  There’s been something screwy with his targets and the Cowboys offense all year but I’ll put it to you this way: Dallas has lost to New Orleans and Chicago 94-45 and in those two games, Dez has a 3/56/1 line on 6 targets.  If I were on the sideline last night, Garrett would’ve choked out on his own head receiver wire c/o me.  Dez ain’t got nothin on my sideline rage.  But seriously Cowboys…WTF?

Wes Welker – Catching up on some weekend news, it’s sounding very unlikely Welker makes the Thursday night game with a concussion.  Tamme is a cross your fingers and pray add which is just slightly better than a cross your eyes and fart one.

Martellus Bennett – Had a good line for a TE with 5/43 but McCown threw to the wrong Bennett in the end zone.  Who out there just found out that Earl Bennett is still playing football?

Brandon Marshall – The second best wide receiver in Chicago – that’s what we call him nowadays – had 6/100 on 8 targets but didn’t get the TD we were all hoping for in this scoregasm of a game.  With Alshon’s emergence, Marshall’s play has been choppy of late as he alternates from 40 yard games to 100 yards games from week to week.  I’m not overly concerned about him down the stretch, just keep this in mind next year when you’re drafting Bears wideouts: they’re both great, you just want to take the cheaper one of the two if you’re buying.

Joseph Randle – Went for 9/54/1 in garbage time.  Which is where he and this game belongs for the Cowboys.

Alshon Jeffery – Much like Gordon, you disappoint me Alshon.  Only 84 yards a a touch on 5 catches?  You can’t go from 200+ to that line on me so quickly.  I’ve gone from all you can eat to three oversized helpings of food.  It’s the winter, I need the extra weight to hibernate until next Fantasy Football season!

  1. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Patterson, Da’Rick or Hunter?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t looked at matchups yet so without that, Patterson

  2. jeff says:
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    Garcon DJAX n Edelman in playoffs with gronk out.

    And also keep sitting alfred for Vereen? its a PPR

    I hate Dan Snyder.

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @jeff: Garcon has really disappointed me this year. I mean outside of one huge game I think he’s been pretty subpar. Too bad I took him in about half my leagues

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Vereen. Snyder hates himself as well

  3. Da'Niceguybilly says:
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    Hey!
    Flex either Sproles, Gerhart, Oak situation (a healthy Jennings/Reece) or Brown (Indy)?
    WR2 of either Da’Rick or Edelman?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Da'Niceguybilly says:
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      forgot Cecil’s third Shorts against a weak Bills D for WR2 consideration.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Matchups matter and Rankings come out Thursday. For now I’ll say Jennings.

  4. Tony Starks says:
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    Went to bed thinking I’d lost in my big $$ league because I was down over 70 pts and had just McNown and Forte going. Woke up and saw that I had won 157.92-156.92 — now just prayin for no score corrections. Funny thing was I didn’t have the balls to start McNown over Killa Cam in another league and would have won by 30 if I did which stinks because my 1st three picks in that league were CJ-something-K, MJD, and Roddy White and started the season 0-4 before winning 7 of 9 to make playoffs. Although funny thing (part 2), I also would have won in that league had I not started Heath Miller over Jordan Cameron. I mean cmon man, Cameron hadn’t done anything in 5-6 wks. And funny thing (return of humor) , the guy I hopefully just beat by a point started Ladarius Green and his goose egg and left Jordan Cameron on the bench. Full circle!!

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @Tony Starks:

      ohh and just in case my post wasn’t long enough, i made a last minute roster substitution in the league i won by a single point: took colston out and put in andre holmes. only missed out on about 24 points. i consider myself very lucky to still be alive

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        You still made the right move in my book. I’d rather have Colston go off on my bench or on waivers than trust him at this point to help me win.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fantasy Football is a weird, comedic mistress. Like Tootsie

  5. Jeff Adams says:
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    First week of playoffs, I got snowed. Foles, Megatron then Romo and Bryant. Romo didn’t have to do much for me to win but still figured out a way to make me lose. Thanks Cowboys!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      It’s always Romos fault!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: turns out he’s really cousins with… yep you guessed it… frank stallone.

  6. Cram It says:
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    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Bears. Boom!

    That is all.

    • the imp says:
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      @Cram It: Great day for a Bears fan. My current geographic location says that I’m supposed to be a Cowboys fan, but until they fire Garrett (at least) or Jones moves on I am not buying them one bit.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! What a shellacking. And what a joke Dallas is.

      • Cram It says:
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        @the imp: @Sky: Yep. All the pundits AGAIN picked Dallas as a favorite in that division. Keep buying the “talent” without seeing how flawed a team they are. As I said once, Until Jerry Jones dies, that team will continue to be a joke.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          When you can’t find a way to target Dez Bryant more than 4 times in a must win game, you don’t deserve nice things

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: i happened to leave the TV on the football channel shortly after the game. did anybody else see ray lewis literally stumbling over his own words while trying to describe how horrible the DAL defense was. Very funny shit. Usually after games I immediately to to some other channel. Walked into the room hearing this.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Now we all know what Joe Flacco feels like after an emotional Lewis speech.

  7. CL says:
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    Odd, Dan Bailey did not get me through to Round 2…?! He had Marshall and we were tied. One team down and out. Not liking this omen…

    But man, those Bears receivers…

    Anyway, thoughts on Delanie Walker (in lieu of Garret Graham) for my Gronk replacement on my 11-2 PPR team?

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @CL: if he’s back it’s a great matchup on paper as arizona has been gawd awful against TE’s but that brand of thinking didn’t really pay off with jared cook now did it. and i realize delaNIE has been more productive for a more consistent period but i’m still a lil leery

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Depends if he’s healthy. Was a great target for Fitz when he was. If he’s a full go, I’ll probably like him more than Garrett this week.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: I grabbed both Walker and Graham. I need a hug.

        /gronk has an owski

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Indeed.

  8. Dave says:
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    Is Tamme (vs SD) a good play this week as a Gronk replacement assuming Welker is out? (.5PPR) Already have Charles Clay who plays NE don’t know who would be better.

    • Tony Starks says:
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      @Dave: that’s the rumor. tamme should (italics) replace some of welker’s slot production. but i would probably stick with clay. we just saw what jordan cameron did to the pats def and with another burner on the outside (mike wallace) you have to think the pats will put a lot of emphasis on not getting beat deep – although then again, tannehill has not been throwing a good deep ball lately. lots of questions

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t really reviewed rankings for the week yet. For now stick with Clay

  9. Eddie says:
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    Playoffs! Would you grab Julian Edelman to start over Jordy Nelson this week? Whither Rodgers?!?!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Nice! Haven’t done rankings yet. I’d lean Edelman for now

    • Mark says:
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      @Eddie:
      I’d grab Edelman and wait to see about Rodgers’ status. If he’s in, you gotta go with Jordy against that Dallas “defense”.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Mark: Gotta ask, how the hell are you “grabbing Edleman”? He’s on the waiver wire?

  10. farcus says:
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    2nd round of playoffs I’m going up against the guy who has AP. I have a few more FAAB dollars left than he does. do I spend them on gerhart to make sure my opponent doesn’t get him?

    fwiw I’d add Toby to my flex pool of sproles and Patterson, where he would seem like the safest choice assuming AP doesn’t go. my opponent would probably swap in deangelo williams for AP.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Makes sense to me. Go for it. Sounds like he’s of more use to you than just trying to block your opponent anyways

  11. Tony Starks says:
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    Is anyone else refreshing their CBS/Yahoo/ESPN scoring page over and over again to make sure there haven’t been any scoring changes? I’m going out of my mind right now. You think you’re out, then you find out you’re in, so if I end up not making it to the next round I’m gonna freak the fudge out

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony Starks: Goosfabra…Goosfabra…

      • Tony Starks says:
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        @Cram It: had to look that one up. funny

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I didn’t have any nailbiters so I’m not but I’m sure you’re not alone.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony Starks: You be sure to keep us updated though…

  12. Steve Stevenson says:
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    What are you doing with Matt Ryan in a 10-team dynasty, 6 pt pass TD league? I have the Bears tandem to get me through the playoffs this year, and will hold onto the starter for next year too. Usually the bottom 10 starting QBs in the league are on waivers, but if Ryan’s going to be top 8 again next year with Julio back, I don’t really want to cut him loose. That said, even though my lineup for this week is pretty set, I’d like to grab a RB (Thomas or Gerhart) and TE (Pitta or Clay) to block my opponent, and Ryan’s my second most droppable player.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Who would you be keeping in Ryan’s stead?

      • Steve Stevenson says:
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        @Cram It: Lamar Miller

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      dynasty I don’t see you dropping Matt Ryan. Was doing decent before Julio went down. Don’t think he’ll ever be a top 5 QB option but this year is a bit of an anomaly.

  13. Ralph Lifshitz

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    I’m really high on Rizzo this year after being somewhat lukewarm about him last. I figured he needed a full season of big league at bats before I could plug him in as my every day first baseman. Plus everyone was sleeping on Au Shizz (thanks again for the Goldy love last preseason
    )
    Upon further review of the numbers there is one very encouraging sign when looking at his lefty/righty splits. The difference in avg to obp is still about 100 points. This tells me though his contact against lefties is obviously sub par his approach is not. Once you factor in that his babip was around the Mendoza line, it tells me with a little luck his numbers against lefties could climb.

    It also should be mentioned that the Cubs front office obviously have a great deal of faith in Rizzo. Epstein and Hoyer drafted him in Boston, Hoyer took him to San Diego, and Theo then brought Hoyer and Rizzo to Chicago. When you consider this coupled with the fact that Rizzo showed above average ability in the field he should be in line for another 600+ AB’s.

    So I’m thinking he can be had some where in the 68-75 overall range. Is that too low? Should expect to draft him before the late 6th-early 7th in 12 team mixed?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Dad Boner: ugh wrong screen and site hahaha…..nothing to see here

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Dad Boner: many have done this before. me too. grey will have better opinion but try seeing what idiot “expert” rankings say. A lot of people follow those things.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, I’ll talk more baseball when baseball season is here but for now, Rizzo is in my ‘Ike Davis until proven innocent’ category. I’m not against drafting him but it’ll have to be the right price. I’d take him in that range if he’s there

  14. Coopers Clux Clan says:
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    PPR league : Would you lose Delanie Walker for Pitta until Reed can get his head straight?
    Would you also dump Burleson for Gerhart and Donald Brown for Cordarrelle Patterson?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      All those moves sound reasonable to me.

  15. Ferris says:
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    Had Vareen on the bench for Jackson in GB. Left Folk on the bench, and dropped Dalton for McGown.

    I was sweatin it. Had 4 players in the Monday nighter. Forte, Marshall, QB and Dez bryant. Down by 30, opponent left with Alshone Jeffries and Bailey.

    It was a landslide. Beautiful. Thank You McGowan or Dallas D? Either. Fantasy gods aligned!

    Cheers for the asisstance this year, you helped me on a couple big trades that cemented my playoff arrival.

    My only question is I have 4 interesting RB matchups.

    Forte v. Cleveland
    Morris v. Atl.
    Jackson v. Wash.
    Vareen v. Miami

    I am leaning towards Dorte and Morris. But Vareen is hard to leave on the bench even with Gronk going M.I.A. at playoff time as usual.

    What’s your thoughts?

    Cheers!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Forte/Vereen at the moment. Don’t publish rankings until Thursday, though, so keep that in mind.

  16. Book of Eli says:
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    Hey there, coming off a round 1 playoff victory, for the waiver this week I’m looking into adding a defense, I have the pats but they aren’t cutting it for me: 1 fantasy pt vs Houston & negative 4 fantasy points vs the browns! I can’t really afford to have bad performances by the pats d this point in the season. Here are some options I’m looking into adding.

    – Eagles (vs Vikings, especially if AP doesn’t play)

    – Saints (vs Rams, look what the Cardinals D did this week)

    – Lions (vs Ravens I can see flacco throwing a costly pick plus it’s in Detroit)

    Those are the too three I’m aiming for, the titans are also available but i like the other three better.

    Thank you & have a great one

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Congrats! Assuming by how you typed it they’re all home games, I’d lean Saints.

      • Bobby G says:
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        @Sky:
        Saints & Eagles are away- Lions are home in Detroit

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          If that’s the case, the Lions are tempting.

          • Steve Stevenson says:
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            @Sky: The Lions also get the Flaming Elis at home in week 16.

            • goodfold2 says:
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              @Steve Stevenson: NO defense is free but TB isn’t? or even NYG?

  17. Aubrrey Plaza'z Pillow says:
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    TE question week 15 only, grabbed green as reed backup (thank god i was on bye)l. pick one.
    myers vs SEA
    green @DEN (losing snaps, like you said if royal was back)
    ertz @MIN
    paulsen vs KC (this would be good as I’d benefit from Reed’s absence with him)

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ertz or Green. Ladarius almost had a TD pass on Sunday but again, his chances are limited overall. I’ll take Ertz

  18. Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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    Since I lost Gronk, I’m putting in a waiver claim for Pitta but if I don’t get him, which Houston TE is the best choice for weeks 16 and 17? Graham’s been getting a lotta targets but isn’t Daniels coming back before season’s end?

    • Sky

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      Tough to say. They’ll probably limit the upside of each other. Graham has been a RZ target even when Daniels was healthy, though. I’d lean his way but if I had a choice my answer would be neither.

      • Clint (aka Pablo Death) says:
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        @Sky:

        Aside from the Houston guys, then, the best other TE’s available besides Pitta are Housler, Myers, Zach Miller, and Wright.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          All hit/miss matchup calls. Miller or Myers could be intriguing given the right matchup. Tampa Bay hasn’t looked Wright’s way enough to suggest him.

  19. Monte Kiffin had to stay up 5 hours past his bed time last night. Saw him eating apple sauce in the booth,

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha!

  20. Bobby G says:
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    Would you drop Roddy White & add either Colston or Daniel Thomas ? My other WR are Fitzgerald , Vincent Jackson , Calvin Johnson & Josh Gordon

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably not unless you’re saying you’d start any of those three this week and/or next

  21. RJ says:
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    Thinking of sitting J Nelson this week I Rodgers is still shut down…who do I start in his place Burleson or Baldwin??

    • RJ says:
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      @RJ:

      Oh I forgot I had a third RW on the bench…throw Kendall wright in that mix as well. Thank u

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Wright has higher floor if its PPR

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haven’t reviewed for rankings this week and matchups matter. In a vacuum, I’d still go Nelson there.

  22. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    14 teamer 2nd round playoffs non-PPR. if this is my roster clearly gerhart is first add and dropping Green (1 target) for another TE. but should anyone else be dropped for anyone else. could drop luck or crabtree for todman or ellington. only have to play 2 WR’s. 1 flex spot. would just roll with ivory/stacy in case, but ivory gets CAR. roster below
    mccown/luck
    MJD/Peterson/stacy/ivory/woodhead
    jeffery/allen/wright/crabtree/dola (he’s the first drop, hopefully for gerhart)
    reed/green (dropping for somebody)
    other options could be
    todman vs BUF
    ellington @TEN

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Todman for Green. McCown isn’t guaranteed to start this week. I wouldn’t be dropping Luck.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: my order was
        1. dola drop for (hopefully) gerhart
        2. green for better this week backup TE, earlier you said ertz
        3. I’m guessing you are saying that todman should be the third overall option (or 1st if I don’t get gerhart)? i’d have to drop one other person to do this (crabtree sounds like).
        if reed plays I could certainly drop green for another RB. right now I need 2nd TE more (just to ensure a person who actually both starts and plays a lot of snaps. so really are you saying Todman is even better than Gerhart this week (if both start, of course)?

        • Sky

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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow:

          1) ok, makes sense
          2) I’m confused at this point. Sounds like if Ertz is out there, he has a nice schedule weeks 15 and 16. Can just drop Reed for him.
          3) I’m still confused. You didn’t really present these options like this when initial conversation started. I just said to drop Green for Todman but if you’re worried about Reed, drop him for Ertz or you can drop him straight out for Todman and hold Green. Both of them are crapshoots.

          I don’t know where the Todman over Gerhart thing is coming from. Hopefully this has cleared things up.

  23. I just pooed says:
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    PPR

    Still alive! I have Peterson, Reggie Bush, Ball, CJ2K and Ivory. AP is out and Not sure I can wait for Bush who plays Monday night. Ball plays Thursday night. Who do I start along side CJ? Ball or Ivory?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings come out Thursday morning. For now, I’ll say Ball. Wouldn’t call CJ an automatic start since I believe he’s playing the Cardinals.

      • I just pooed says:
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        Ball and Ivory? I’m in trouble..

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @I just pooed: Scary world out there. Hopefully Bush or AP plays.

  24. The Thumb says:
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    Since Reed’s injury, ive been very unsuccessful streaming TEs. What do you thinknif either LaDarius Green or Walker this week? I feel like Green has to be good for a TD with this upcommong TNF shootout

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Walker gets AZ though. Tough, can’t really count on either. I think Walker has the higher floor but we don’t know if he plays or not yet. Think you have to go Green for that reason.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Sky: Pitta, the 2 philly TEs, Quarless, and Gresham are still available too if that changes your mind.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @The Thumb: You have to pick up Pitta…

  25. The Thumb says:
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    Just to think that DeMarco was 1 receiving yard away from ending my season….. For some reason ESPN’s playoff tie breaker is whatever seed you were entering the matchup. Alas i survived!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Congrats! Sounds like you guys should switch to fractional points, though, if that’s allowed. I’m not a fan of getting zero points for 9 yards.

      • The Thumb says:
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        @Sky: yeah i hate it too considering Cook and Megatron each had 49 yards. Im also vying for it to change to .5 point ppr next year.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yeah, never understood non-fractional scoring. Think it’s a remnant of old school football because no one wanted to tally up the fractions as they went along, i.e. when it was pen and paper. One of those times tradition is just a bad habit that’s lasted too long.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Sky: and like most bad things blamed to stay around too long it was bad (lazy, in this case) in the first place.

  26. web says:
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    Would you start McCown (browns) over Brady (miami)this week?

    Also…I have Andre Brown going against Seattle, Ridley and Todman are available, are either of these two worth gambling on?

    Garçon is also an option from my bench to replace andre

    • Sky

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      @web: Haven’t done rankings yet but for now:

      Yes

      Both could be, just don’t trust Ridley. Depends on MJD’s health if I’d go Todman there

      If you’re saying you have to drop Andre Brown to pick up either of those guys, Garcon makes a lot more sense.

      • Bryan says:
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        @Sky: I don’t have to drop Brown to get Todman or Ridley…just a matter of it being worth starting either. Chris Obonnaya (or whatever) has a great matchup too.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @Bryan: Was hoping so…agree on the Ogre. Pick him up too.

          • Bryan says:
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            @Sky: So I got Todman and Ogbonnaya would you start either of these over Andre Brown assuming MJD and Mcgahee are out this week?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ogre yes

  27. Brendan says:
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    I’m currently in 1st place in my league heading in to the playoffs but the number 4 seed I play against is the last person I want to play. I just lost Rob Gronkowski and some of my players have tough matchups. What are my chances of beating this guy and advancing to the championship?

    My team:
    QB Russell Wilson
    WR Josh Gordon
    WR DeSean Jackson
    WR Roddy White
    RB DeMarco Murray
    RB Marshawn Lynch
    TE Dennis Pitta (assuming my waiver claim goes through)
    FLEX Andre Brown
    K Steven Hauschka
    DEF Arizona

    Opponent’s team:
    QB Andrew Luck
    WR Demaryius Thomas
    WR Alshon Jeffery
    WR Cecil Shorts
    RB Jamaal Charles :(
    RB Zac Stacy
    TE Jimmy Graham :(
    FLEX Shane Vereen
    K Stephen Gostkowski
    DEF Chicago

    • Brendan says:
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      @Brendan:

      I should also add that the lineup I chose for him is what I would do if I were him. It looks like he hasn’t been active in the past few weeks, so it’s possible he will keep his current lineup, in which case Alshon Jeffery would be replaced by Hakeem Nicks and Zac Stacy would be replaced by Lamar Miller.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Brendan: *Shakes magic 8-ball*

        Says to come back and ask next Tuesday. Sorry man, no clue. You’re in the playoffs for a reason and so is he: you both have good teams.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brendan: I was going to say you had a good chance, but then you put frowny faces next to a couple of his players. So you have no chance.

  28. Jordy has 15.90 if you combine the past 2 weeks together. Yahoo magically has his projection set at 18.93 which is higher than Gordon and Garcon.

    Is the Dallas D bad enough to justify this with Flynn at QB?

    Please don’t rank Jordy ahead of Gordon or Garcon. I don’t trust that fukker, Flynn.

    Thank you.

    • Mike says:
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      @James Rolfe: Yahoo has him ranked for soo many pts because they are assuming Rodgers is playing at this point. Once he’s ruled out jordys projections will go down for the week.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        @Mike: It’s sounding more and more like Rodgers will be ruled out, which I’m assuming is a large reason for the projections.

        I’ve been saying all along I don’t expect Rodgers back so I can’t see myself doing that.

  29. james says:
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    Hey Sky.

    12 team ppr.

    Im in first so I had a bye, scored 190 points though.
    Im playing Dalton right now because I have Rodgers. Not sure if I should claim Mccown or not?
    My opponent has AP so Im thinking that I can block him from Gehart but then I prob dont get Mccown.
    Do you think Mccown is going to play (not cutler) and is a much better play then Dalton or Arod if healthy? Or should I claim Gehart or someone else?
    I only have 3 moves left so I need to save atleast one for next week if there is an injury.

    Thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @james: Haven’t ranked for the week but it’s not certain McCown even starts this week. If he were, I’d say a resounding yes but tough to tell. I’d spend the waiver on Gerhart and keep my eye on how things tumble out in Chicago. I have zero faith Rodgers plays this week.

      • james says:
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        Problem is, if I take gerhart and Mccown doesnt get claimed then Ill have to use another pick to get him which leaves me with one left.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Not sure what to say, my man. It’s what I’d do. Don’t think you’re getting much of anything from Dalton or Rodgers in week 15 and if you want to win it, McCown would be the better start at this point.

  30. brick says:
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    Hey Sky, thanks for the read as always. I’m definitely loving this McCown streak where I have him.

    Gronk going down is a tough hit to take… I’ve put a claim in on Pitta where he’s available, but for backup TE purposes would you rather roll with Ertz, Miller, Celek, T. Wright? I think I’m leaning Ertz

    Also, Reece worth a RB stash or do you see jennings fully taking over again?

    • Cram It says:
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      @brick: Pitta

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Cram It: so many lucky people that have pitta available. I only could have got him anywhere had I gotten him as backup TE back when reed/gronk were both still healthy, either due to owners stashing, or owners so damn lazy to having never thrown him away in the first place.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @brick: Pitta above everyone. Ertz has a nice stretch schedule. I’d use him if I don’t get Pitta.

      RE: Reece – nah.

  31. Mike says:
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    2 questions:
    Start Jordy Nelson @ DAL, VJax vs SF or Cordarelle vs PHI?
    and
    Start Jacob Tamme vs SD or Garret Graham @IND?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Mike: Haven’t ranked for the week yet but as of right now: Cordarrelle. Tamme only because we won’t know if Owen Daniels is back until later.

  32. Zandy says:
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    What’s your gut ranking on who starts this week – Toby, Starks, Todman?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Toby…

  33. Zandy says:
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    Can you help me pick 2 TEs. For std league assuming all are healthy
    Witten GB @was
    Reed @Atl Dal
    Tammie SD @hou
    Delanie ari @jax
    Pitta @det NE
    Thanks!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Rankings come out on Thursday…

      Lot of injuries there. Not really a good question to answer given I have to pick those I know are healthy on a Tuesday: Pitta is a no doubter. Tamme for upside.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Sky: sorry sky didn’t mean to rankings pressure you. Basically I have witten and reed. My opponent has delanie and Owen Daniels. Bc we do reverse ranking order I have waiver edge all week. I am trying to figure out if its worth blocking him from getting a te upgrade. So I will def grab pitta and drop reed. Worth grabbing tammie just to make sure he doesn’t? (He’s a welker owner so a lil distraught…) thanks!!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Nah, you didn’t. I’m fine with answering them just feel it doesn’t really help people to get pre-rankings responses as much as the actual rankings do.

          Sure, you can pick up Tamme, not a problem with that if you have the roster room to do it. Pitta and Flacco look like they never left eachother’s side (11 targets).

          • Zandy says:
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            @Sky: Love it. So two more questions and then I’ll leave you alone until rankings (cant wait!!!!)
            1. So Welker is hurt and his only bench WR is Terrence Williams. Guys on the wire include Hunter vs AZ, Jacoby @ Det, Ace Sanders vs Buf
            assuming roster space, any of those worth snagging to block him?

            2. I have CLE D and TB D – Cle is Vs Chi and TB vs SF. Do you like Jax vs Buf more than those other options? (There is STILL nothing on the wire)

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              1) Ace/Jacoby
              2) As you know, no rankings yet. I’ll say TB for now

  34. Zandy says:
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    Thirdly, what are the odds cutler starts this week? Worth blocking him so my opponent has to start glennon vs sf or fitz vs ari or Campbell vs chi?

    You are my hero! That is all.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      @Zandy: Campbell vs CHI is not a bad matchup. If you have the roster room, go for it. I have zero clue if he starts right now.

  35. Mike says:
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    Which DEF this week? Buff@JAX, Saints @stl, JAXvsBuff?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings on Thursday. For now, JAX

  36. Anthony says:
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    @SKY:

    Russel Wilson @ NYG or Alex Smith @ OAK ( PICK 1 )

    Vereen @ Mia Sproles @ STL Pierre Thomas @ STL ( PICK 1 )

    Bowe @ OAK Garcon @ ATL Hartline vs NE Kendall Wright vs ARI ( PICK 2 )

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings Thursday. For now, Alex/Vereen/Bowe/Garcon

  37. George says:
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    Hey Sky,

    I have a dilema, I have Martellus bennett at TE, and either Ben tate, MJD, or colsten at Flex. Should I use my waiver priority on Pitta or Gerhart? If I choose Pitta who of the three would you flex? Also G. Graham is still there on the wire.

    Thanks alot man!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Pitta. Flex Ben Tate for now. Rankings Thursday

      • George says:
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        @Sky: Sorry about the ranking Q, I know its frustrating. Thanks for all the help!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          No frustration, just making sure you know!

  38. Paul says:
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    Foles or Stafford this week in yardage/td league? I think I’m leaning towards foles but Stafford has carried me all year.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Rankings out on Thursday. For now I lean Foles

  39. Friar says:
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    What to do with Percy Harvin…

    Between the uncertainty of his injury this week, and the staunch Cardinals defense next week, do you think there’s any chance he moves into my top two WRs either week (also have Fitz, Allen, and Crabtree — 0.5 ppr)? Would I be better off dropping him for an extra RB handcuff?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I would’ve suggested a drop the moment he couldn’t go for MNF. Seahawks can win without him. He’s probably not back until the playoffs

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