…Because I Always Welcome Another Thing to Disappoint Me.

Wait, we’re already rebooting Spiderman again? Oh, hey, quick question, anyone know who sponsored the SNF opening? Was it T-Mobile? Sprint maybe? Also, you should know that Von Miller was jumping with butt-flames before it was hip…

Welcome to what I call “Jay’s Review”… since, you know, I’m Jay, and this is my review of Week 1. Spoilier Alert! (That probably should have gone before the last sentence, but f*ck it, we’re doing it live!) For many of you who’ve been wandering around my Razzballs (haha, get it?) for the last four years, you’ve seen the site go through minute but incremental changes. Kinda like the world in general. So DEEP. And so this season, we’re bringing yet another minute and incremental change… If you hadn’t noticed, Matt Bowe led off the day with his take on what happened Sunday… you should check it out. I think it was a love letter to Kenny Golladay, but whatever. Having such an informative asset (potential double entendre alert!) in terms of both Football and Fantasy Football will allow me to spread my wings and fly. Right over to your mother’s house. It’s no secret that I like having a little fun… probably a little too much fun. For those of you who want deep analytics like how I want to watch Deep Impact over and over again (Armageddon is in my top-10, lest we all forget that asteroid movies are my fetish) and some usable fantasy information, Matt’s your guy. If you’d like to have a little fun with what happened Sunday, experience some jokes, watch some great plays in GIF form, create some hot takes, AND still enjoy some “measured” usable fantasy information, welcome to my club! We get spiffy hats. Just kidding. I just get the spiffy hats. TL;DR – Why so serious? See Matt! Want to see me in a spiffy hat? See me!

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Carson Wentz throws a 58-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor.

Hey guys, did you know that Nelson Agholor is still alive? And that that he did something good yesterday? Important, because on this Carson Wentz 58-yard TD pass to Agholor, I took it as the 19th sign of the end of the world, you know, in case the hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires weren’t telling enough. If you were wondering, my Chargers moving to Los Angeles was number 14.

Hot Takes Alert!

  • I wonder, will people stop pretending Colin Kaepernick is somehow worse than [Random Name Generated Failed White QB Backup] at some point this year?
  • Will the NFL do anything even vaguely redeemable in moral context this season so I can justify to myself why I’m not joining in on some of those sweet-sweet boycotts? (October Pink doesn’t count!)
  • Doritos (finger powder) or FUNYUNS (crumbs and err, light finger powder)?
  • Jordan Reed (toe) or Jason Witten (age)?
  • Todd Gurley is so awesome. Too bad he’s on a team owned by Satan.
  • Will the Jets suck so bad that I can stop pretending that I’m not watching it for a purely “let’s see how much of a disaster this will be” type of reason?
  • Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Florida… for having to deal with the Jaguars, Buccaneers, and Dolphins. Honestly though, if only we had named them “Hurrican’ts” they wouldn’t even be able to hurt us!

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Amari Cooper’s TD catch from Derek Carr.

I really really didn’t want to do a “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” joke here, because, I mean, with Amari Cooper, it’s just low-hanging fruit off the joke tree. So instead, I’m just going to tell you about the time that I wanted to use a “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” joke and make that into the joke. Get it? It’s just so darn meta. On another note, this is what happens when you show up to leg day… And yeah, that is Derek Carr throwing a touchdown pass to Cooper, in our favorite game of rugby. Speaking of Carr, I like that Marcus Mariota threw for fewer yards, fewer touchdowns, and a lower completion percentage than Carr, but still had a higher QBR. Great metric ESPN!

Hot Takes Alert! Part 2: 2 Hot, 2 Furious.

  • Julio Jones is still a beast-like person. No joke, just wanted to mention the obvious.
  • The refs are already in “early season 2012” form it looks like. Generally it takes them a few weeks and a few games spent in Green Bay or New England to reach this level of ineptitude, so the fast start is pretty impressive. They still also don’t know what a catch is, but to be fair, no one really knows after about 100 years of sample size…
  • Hey, what’s your favorite “second word” used by TV commentators to describe an “athletic” black quarterback? Is it “flashy”? Maybe “mature” or “dynamic” or “shifty”, or maybe it’s just “selfish”?
  • Mike Glennon looks like an action figure that got melted in a microwave.
  • So the Panthers may suck complete rhino butt and Cam Newton‘s shoulder might actually be dead.
  • I love how the Bengals will typically have more players on suspension than players sitting out from injury.
  • Grey is a great color for football pants. It’s great at hiding FAILURE. Think about it folks.

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Adoree’ Jackson hurdles over Raiders Giorgio Tavecchio.

Two top plays from the Raiders-Titans game? What a time to be alive! Also, you should try Giorgio Tavecchio’s fragrance for men.

Hot Takes Alert! Patriots Version!

  • Legend has it that Tom Brady forged his first Super Bowl ring in the fires of Mt. Goodell and infused it with so much of his power that as long as the ring lives, so does Brady, in one form or another. Adam Vinatieri was chosen to destroy that ring, but he withdrew from this great quest by moving to the very flat and very white marshland full of Walmarts named in ancient texts simply as: Indianapolis. Until he makes the great journey back to Foxboro and destroys the ring, he will never be able to retire and find rest. And neither shall we.
  • I think I’ve figured it out by the way… the Patriots are good because they are merely competent in a league where most teams are terrible.

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Austin Hooper stiff arms on his way to the end zone.

The answer to the always prescient question “How sh*tty are the Bears going to be this year”? Easy: VERY. I mean, I really don’t know what’s worse, the Bears pass offense, the Bears secondary, or Peyton Manning commercials… (Nationwide is making me miss the good old days when FanDuel commercials ruled the world. Maybe.)

Obligatory Week 1 Injury Report: EVERYONE IS DYING!

  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White exited the game after suffering a shoulder injury. Crazy, Kevin White never gets injured. Reports indicate White suffered a broken collarbone and will be placed on injured reserve.
  • Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson did not return to the game after sustaining a wrist injury in the third quarter. Reports state the X-Rays on Johnson’s wrist were negative, but he’ll undergo an MRI today. And just in case, I should get one for my liver.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson suffered an ACL injury in the first quarter against the Texans and did not return to the game. Reports show that Robinson tore his ACL based on initial tests. Robinson will undergo an MRI to confirm later today that you don’t need Brock Lobster to be useless.
  • New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was ruled inactive by the team ahead of the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys yesterday and is considered questionable in Week 2.
  • Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin, receiver Bruce Ellington, and tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz all left the game after sustaining concussions yesterday. Defensive end J.J. Watt injured his finger but returned to the game, because of grit I suppose.
  • Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (ankle) was inactive for the season opener. (Rawls practiced this past week but was a game-time decision.)

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Cole Beasley playing with his ball for a First Down.

I don’t know about you, and all due respect to Danny Woodhead (RIP), but that catch was gritty as f*ck.

Interesting Tidbits Around the League: MORE TIDBITS FOR THE TIDBIT GOD!

  • Old Man Witten rides again! Jason Witten broke the franchise receiving record last night, passing Michael Irvin (I’m thirsty for a Coke right now for some reason) with 11,974 total yards, 43 ahead of Irvin. Witten’s success can have only one result: Hipsters will want to emulate his salt and pepper beard, and you can’t use some sort of normal bleach or whatever, they will have to USE MERCURY. And they will then all go crazy and die. #MAGA.
  • Yesterday marked the first time ever that Jared Goff faced off against Scott Tolzien when the Rams took on the Colts, the quarterback matchup I thought I never needed, which then was confirmed by all parties involved that I, in fact, didn’t need it. I’m pretty sure Jim Irsay did think that Tolzein was the next big thing in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • This year marks the 13th time Frank Gore has taken the field in the NFL. How can you play 13 years at the RB position? Dude’s not human.
  • I don’t know much about Jack Doyle, but he just sounds like a member of the Boston Mob, which is good enough for me.
  • Yes, that is a new toupee for Dom Capers. Same defense though.

Top Plays in GIFs & Hot Takes Alert (Two for One Special!): [[email protected]] Ezekiel Elliott Beats Women Version!

  • Ezekiel Elliott knows a thing or two about full frontal assault after that play. After all, he is a power rusher on the field… and in depositions. I mean, honestly, why wouldn’t you just check down to Zeke on this play instead? I assume he would beat the coverage, no?

  • If Zeke keeps this type screen game going though, I’ll let him beat the crap outta me, amirite folks!? (Even though Elliott looks like Kanye West after a creatine breakdown…)

Top Plays in GIFs: [[email protected]] Anthony Brown picks off Eli Manning’s pass.

In what I can only describe as the Saltine Cracker of Sunday Night Football games, my main takeaway was that Giants fans have a lot to be excited about this year, like an entire winter with their Sunday schedules open. And is it just me, or does Eli Manning always look like he has this thought coursing through his mind: “Why does Coach McAdoo have posters of Menudo in his office?” Or sometimes this thought: “How many days until I just start drinking straight out of the bottle?” And in this case, we’re talking about chocolate milk bottles.

THE Top Play in Week 1: [[email protected]] Kenny Golladay leaps to make a 45-yard TD catch.

So, Kenny Golladay appears willing to help Matthew Stafford (who I lovingly refer to as “Fatford”. Totally out of love. Yeah…) earn that new 135 million dollar contract he signed. I actually think it’s great that Stafford has been so charitable in offering to buy the entirety of Detroit with his new contract money. The real question is, what’s he going to do with the remaining 100 million? That’s like what, eight Clevelands? Also, the Lions football stadium is stunningly ugly. They should move to LA.

Final Thoughts: Ben McAdoo Edition!

Ben McAdoo looks like a guy who asks someone out on a date, and tells them they’re coming anyway.

 

 

175 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
WalleyWorld
WalleyWorld
5 years ago

Thanks for the wrap-up! Had a dynasty rookie draft question for you. Between the tight ends Howard, Njoku , and Engram is Howard far and away the best choice now and long term? Any argument for the others? Currently rostering Maxx Williams and Ladarius Green. Does Green ever see the field again and do you see Williams ever becoming productive? I appreciate the advice.

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
5 years ago

Thoughts on T West vs Buck Allen after Woody pulled out lame?

12T half-PPR 100 budget:
How much would you bid on the following?
C. Thompson
J. Allen
K. Wright
Golloday
T. Cohen
M. Mack

Thx

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

So Cohen and Golladay are most likely the top 2 pickups in my league. I have the #1 waiver and lost Allen Robinson and also David Johnson (for a length of time somewhere between zero and forever). Which one of those two hot pickups should I grab?

12 team .5 ppr

My RB/WRs:

*Johnson
Bell
Gore
Riddick
Prosise

Hopkins
Baldwin
*Robinson
Garcon
Corey Davis
Doctson

Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

Do you think Chris Thompson would be an upgrade over Prosise or Riddick in .5 ppr?

RICE
RICE
5 years ago

Great write up! It was so great spending an entire Sunday at a bar watching football again!

12 team – 0.5 PPR – start 2RB, 2WR, 2FLEX

I lost Allen Robinson and Kevin White yesterday. Would you trade Gurley for Michael Thomas?

RBS:
Devonta
Gurley
Lynch
Blount
Vereen
Jamaal Williams

WR’s:
Davante Adams
Allen Robinson (out for season)
K White (likely out for season)
Snead (suspended until week 4)

RICE
RICE
5 years ago
Reply to  RICE

@RICE: Should add…. free agents available to bid on:

Golladay, Agholor, John Brown, Stills, Lee, Doctson

RICE
RICE
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: Wasn’t Michael Thomas higher than Dez on your last rankings?

I definitely don’t want to get rid of Gurley… but I have quickly developed a WR situation. I’ll put a bid in on Golladay, see if I get that, then go from there.

$1,000 budget…. what bid should I lay down?

Allan
Allan
5 years ago

Jay,
Had Johnson go down yesterday. My backs are Johnson, Ingram, Cook, Lacy, Perkins. Got 1st waiver priority. Pick up Williams, Carson, Cohen, Allen, or Thompson? Leaning towards the handcuff in Williams but was wondering if you thought any of the others might be more valuable. PPR league.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Allan

@Allan: If it’s PPR the hype train in Cohen is going faster by the minute. If you have a IR spot, then you might want to go Williams since Johnson might be getting the IR-R tag and you can stash him there, and you know for sure Williams will be getting the majority of carries.

For Floor – go Williams, for hype upside, go Cohen

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
5 years ago

Jay I’m in a 12 team standard league with the #1 waiver. Who is the add between Cohen, Kerwyn Williams and Golladay? We start 2 RBs, 3 WRs and a Flex.

RBs: M. Gordon, M. Ingram
WRs: D. Adams, T. Pryor, D. Parker
Flex: T. West

Bench: C. Carson, R. Cobb, M. Wallace

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

Would you use your #1 waiver on Galoway , Buck Allen or Agalor ?

bigbear
bigbear
5 years ago

Doritos, final answer. Funyuns are the Tolzien of snack foods.

The Bengals should probably hide in LA as well.

Jeremy Shockey's Jockey Shorts
Jeremy Shockey's Jockey Shorts
5 years ago

I have top waiver…lost Robinson and am thin at RB. Which is the #1 waiver, Golladay or Cohen? One sounds like a Madonna song and the other sounds like a late night talk show host. Ok where do I put this man card?

Jeremy Shockey's Jockey Shorts
Jeremy Shockey's Jockey Shorts
5 years ago
William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

With the Jags changing their whole offensive philosophy, do you think Chris Ivory is worth rostering in a 14 team PPR league? I think I can nab him without a waiver priority. My drop would either be Jamaal Williams or George Kittle, if my waivers don’t go through

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: What about Gio Bernard? Do you think it’ll be Mixon/Hill and then Bernard on passing downs, or do you think at some point that Mixon will be the workhorse? I’m trying to find hidden gems that might slip through my league – I’d think as long as Gio is healthy he’d be doing a Kamara-like role for them.

Big E Is A Creep
Big E Is A Creep
5 years ago

PPR league.
J. Matthews
Or
Vereen and Beasley.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

that 20 teamer, it doesn’t have waivers (yuck) so j.allen was already grabbed. i don’t think i can add players anyway with some inactives and AAron donald slotted in IR slots (stupid yahoo) but rushing yards worth 50% more i have
QB (1) cousins (10 pts in this league this week) goff (40ish pts this week). not a bad problem to have, didn’t think it’d come this fast (that’s what she said)
RB (1) kelley/perine/c.thompson/m.jones/blount (WHEW, at least he was used)
WR (2) pryor/benjamin (good god he’s gonna have another bad year i just know it)/doctson
treadwell/jj nelson
TE (1) reed/v.davis/brate
IR m.williams/k.marshall (WAS)
LB (3) e.kendricks/burfict/bucannon/kwon A/the other l.david
DT (2) mal brown (NE)/malik jackson
DE (2) campbell/heyward
S (2) k.joseph/mathieu/s.cravens
IR donald/hall/t.murphy
my DE’s did so well that even with 4 LB injured/suspended/bye i would’ve won (even with mathieu being terrible) had i started goff over cousins, but i of course can’t lament that decision (much like somebody’s palmer over rivers)

hold m.jones over sims/drake/henderson/tolbert?

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: kerwynn gone but also ellington out there.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: half PPR, and it’s not double rushing to receiving, it’s rushing every 10 yards per point, receiving every 15, so 50% more valuable.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: sorry, the RB matt jones.

Grey
Admin
5 years ago

I don’t even know football, and this post made me very horny! Great stuff, Jay! And Cougs thanks you!

Big E Is A Creep
Big E Is A Creep
5 years ago
Reply to  Grey

@Grey: Oh shit! The legend himself!

Monster mash
Monster mash
5 years ago

It’s Monday of week 1 & already have a injury to my coveted DJ!

.5 PPR I am officially #1 on the waiver order, who’s my #1 target & why: Golladay, Kerwynn Williams (i own DJ), Tarik Cohen.

My RBs: DJ, Gordon, mcaffery, hunt, Smallwood, Abdullah, Jamaal Williams

My WRs: , martavis Bryant, Marshall , D Parker, hogan, Alshon, snead & maclin.

For the #1 waiver order I’m dropping Carson Palmer, my main QB is Winston who had a hurricane bye.

Next, how would you rank these for next on my list of available guys: Buck Allen, Andre Ellington, Kupp, agholor, chark west, JJ Nelson , Tolbert, Paul Richardson, Allen hurns, marqise lee, jermaine Kearse, Kendall wright, Marlon Mack.

With me #1 on the waiver order I will definitely be able to land either Golladay, kerwynn or Cohen.

Next round when it comes back to me will be tricky

Monster mash
Monster mash
5 years ago
Reply to  Monster mash

@Monster mash:

This is also a 10 tm league with a bench that’s 9 deep & also 2 IR slots if that helps

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

DJ diagnosed with dislocated wrist. Was just offered him in a dynasty for Pryor. Is he still a buy?

Thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

@Dan: easy yes, grab dj

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Dan

@Dan: I’d think so cause DJ is coming back anywhere from 2-4 weeks to 3-4 months. Pryor isn’t a game breaker either.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

@William Hung: in a dynasty if i KNEW it was a year i’d still do it, that’s cheap price for a top 2 player.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: ya know how around here sometimes you’ll see somebody else with a team that another guy says “how the F do you have players X, Y, Z” in a league that size; THIS is fastest way to BE that guy (with the players)

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago

So, Kenny Golladay appears willing to help Matthew Stafford (who I lovingly refer to as “Fatford”. Totally out of love. Yeah…) earn that new 135 million dollar contract he signed. I actually think it’s great that Stafford has been so charitable in offering to buy the entirety of Detroit with his new contract money. The real question is, what’s he going to do with the remaining 100 million? That’s like what, eight Clevelands? Also, the Lions football stadium is stunningly ugly. They should move to LA.
————————————————

Detroit and Cleveland bashing… hot take! Haven’t heard that one before…. bravo! I’ve been to Ford Field for some college games, that place is not ugly… but it is definitely dwarfed by the recent new stadiums built. To be absolutely fair, Ford Field is like 15 years old already.

Before the draft, before the Cohen, I wanted nothing to do with the Chicago backfield. I don’t think one game against the notoriously porous ATL defense is reason to change that opinion. I’ll hold onto my waiver claim priority.

Everyone panicking about DJ will end up picking up a guy in 3 weeks or so that ends up filling in for an injured RB and ends up in the top 10 RBs for the last 6 weeks of the year. It happens literally every year, especially in PPR formats. Don’t over-react. Don’t trade because you feel you have to.

I would trade FOR DJ right now if I felt my team was a playoff team in redraft formats. Change your perception on this topic. Most leagues don’t have a DL – Those leagues should have guys that feel like they are in good shape to compete making deals to secure DJ from teams that likely have a huge hole to fill now.

CMUTimmah
CMUTimmah
5 years ago
Reply to  CMUTimmah

@CMUTimmah: Not sure why this posted here and not at the bottom…

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago

a 12 team league different from above, dynasty though with rushing yards worth double here.
QB (1) tyrod/wentz (glad to see wentz look so good)
RB (1) howard (no waivers really helps here as…)/cohen/t.west (j.allen sucked up by somebody else)/smallwood/kelley
WR (2) jeffery/hopkins/m.thomas/thielen/hilton
TE (1) doyle
Flex (1, RB/WR)
flex (1, WR/TE)
IR m.williams/ware/meredith/rawls
K gano
DEF MIN
drop smallwood or kelley for k.will (ARI)

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Mr. Blast
Mr. Blast
5 years ago

Good read man!

With this crappy roster of mine, who do you think I should add with my #1 waiver claim ?

Cohen or Galladay (who fits better ? Need help on both RB & WR)

PPR league –

Tom Brady / Gronk

Montgomery / Jamaal Williams / Jacquizz / Doug Martin / James White

Jeffery / Crowder / Moncrief / Z. Jones / Kevin White (bye bye)

Thank you!

J
J
5 years ago

Hi Jay,
In a standard 10 teams, who would you pick up?
Tarik Cohen or Kerwynn Williams

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Reply to  J

@J: from above comments he has cohen higher.

J
J
5 years ago

@Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: no he didn’t

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
5 years ago
Reply to  J

@J: jesus, christ, search monster mash. you could also have either
1. searched cohen
2. just read them already.

monster mash asked about cohen adding vs golladay vs k.williams and the answer was…..

Noam Levenson
Noam Levenson
5 years ago

Nice post Jay!

I’m in desperate need of a WR or RB. Would you use the number one waiver pick for any of these guys?
Nelson Agholor
Paul Richardson
Marlon Mack
Cooper Kupp

Thanks!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
5 years ago

i’m gonna beat you to this joke. first off notice that espn 2 (one channel down in most spots probably) has NO @ MIN in spanish. now, for all of us that don’t already know spanish, we probably just now got the best reason to learn spanish we’ll ever have, not having to hear gruden.

12 team half PPR redraft. white (CHI) out. what’s best order for these waivering (white’s my worst WR): golladay/m.lee/agholor/hurns/woods/m.williams/perriman

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

since yesterday bunch of bad news
12 team 2 QB dynasty, half PPR, daily waivers, j.allen/lee out there, but not agholor/tolbert/k-will anymore since last night. some possible changes since
1. britt being verbally coach doghoused
2. ingram getting literally 1/3 of the carries
3. woodhead out but i can IR him in a couple of days
might win even without having decided which QB to drop for a kicker and an IDP guy on bye this week.
4. news out that charles will max out at 10 carries
12 team 2 QB dynasty. half PPR
QB (2) rodgers, tygod, mccown, brissett, mahomes
RB (2) ingram, t.west, forte, woodhead, kamara, charles
WR (3) allen, britt, d-jax, decker, jordy, treadwell
TE (1) ertz
2 flexes (R/W/T)
IR edleman
K ?
IDP flexes (4) l.david, t.smith, ogletree, collins
team DEF DEN
1. treadwell or britt drop for m.lee or hurns (it’s finally occuring to me that stashing long term value WR makes less sense in shallow dynasties, as the DAY agholor finally does well he’s added for zero FAAB dollars, pretty sure i held him to 2 years before this year)?

2. hold charles or grab any of mack/j.allen?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago

@Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: woodhead will hopefully be IR able (just says OUT in yahoo) but even gambling one day on j.allen might not be desirable. would be easier in standard wednesday waivers day, not here.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: ah ahahahahaha, unless allen or DEN D ends up with very big days i’ll win with the 3rd or 4th worst score in the league after that CJA can’t get in from inches play, i got allen/DEN D and 4 pt lead vs CJA

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: yeah won fairly easily as CJA didn’t do much in 2nd half (like melgor), except that TD called back on penalty. got 5th worst score and won. nobody bid anything on lee, so my $7 was too much, meanwhile somebody bid more than that on j.allen. i wasn’t going to bid $8 on allen so it doesn’t really matter that i held charles. when woodhead gets IR’d (or just “out”) i’ll either grab kicker or one of these: mack/d-wash/hill/breida/mckinnon/yeldon/ivory. rotowlrld’s claiming that if cook went down it’d be lat murray, but he looked awful, mckinnon pretty good actually. and that MIN o-line is better than last year, NO D or not against.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

Need a Koo FG to win… c’mon Chargers offense!!!

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: I hate the Chargers so much right now – just get Koo in FG range, or get Gates a 25 yard reception…

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

these chargers cost me my game this week

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: haha word

Oliver
Oliver
5 years ago

My team is awesome. I won this week with the highest score in the league despite leaving Kareem Hunt on the bench.

My weakness is at QB, where I drafted Cousins and picked up Palmer off waivers. My question – do you think the Bradford and/or Alex Smith explosions are for real? Should I ditch Palmer for one of them?

On a separate note, are Tarik Cohen or Jesse James for real? Should I abandon Prosise or Ebron to grab them?

Thank you, sir!

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago
Reply to  Oliver

@Oliver: james shouldn’t be, PIT traded for mcdonald with like 10 or less days till season, very likely he wasn’t up to speed on play book yet. doubt they traded for him to not use him. would think palmer ditching can’t be that bad.

Oliver
Oliver
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: Alright. I put my waiver request in.

What about dropping Prosise for Tarik Cohen?

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

I asked the same question yesterday but now that the David Johnson situation appears to be more dire I need to ask again. I have the #1 waiver so I can grab either Golladay or Cohen. Which situation is better:

12 team .5 ppr

#1
RB: Bell, Cohen
WR: Hopkins, Baldwin, Garcon
Flx: Riddick/Fleener
Choose from WRs like Woods, Hurns, Kearse and Richardson for WR depth

#2
RB: Bell, Riddick
WR: Hopkins, Baldwin, Golladay
Flx: Garcon/Fleener
Choose from RBs like Thompson, Mack, Tolbert, Allen, Kamara for RB depth

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
5 years ago

Good morning Jay I asked this yesterday but now that we have seen the NO Saints backfield I gotta ask you again…
12 team standard league with the #1 waiver. Who is the add between Cohen, Kerwyn Williams and Golladay? We start 2 RBs, 3 WRs and a Flex.

RBs: M. Gordon, M. Ingram
WRs: D. Adams, T. Pryor, D. Parker
Flex: T. West

Bench: C. Carson, A. Kamara, R. Cobb, M. Wallace

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: I just pulled off a trade of my R. Cobb + Ingram for Odell Beckam Jr. New lineup is:

RBs: M. Gordon, T. West
WRs: Odell Beckam Jr, D. Adams, T. Pryor
Flex: D. Parker

Bench: C. Carson, A. Kamara, M. Wallace

Is Cohen still the add over Golladay and Kerwyn Williams? Again, standard league thanks Jay.

JJ what
JJ what
5 years ago

My team is thin at top rb talentwith lots of handcuffs. Standard scoring
Qb: Brady
Wr: obj, a cooper
Rb: lynch, cja
Te: Rudolph
Flex wrte: k allen
Flex rbwr: Michael Thomas

Bench; thielen, Jones jr, Shepard. J stew, Abdullah, tevin Coleman, d henry, Rawls, prosise, Mack

Got an offer of cohen and hooper plus one of desean, decker, crowder FOR A cooper and prosise (or cohen and fitz for coop+Prosise). I know I’m giving up talent, but does it make sense or just muddy my rb field? Do I hold out and trade for a proven rb1/2? If so, what wr would be best to negotiate with?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago

16 team league dynasty, i have to have minimum 7 ARI players. full PPR, my healthy RB are now
prosise/stewart/hyde/perine (max 5 healthy legally). dj in IR slot. in that setup i’m guessing my waiver order should be k.will/j.allen/ellington/others?

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago

@I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail: start 2 RB with a flex, clearly my flex now comes from my good WR depth of evans/mart bry/garcon/t.will (LAC)/j.brown (the fast one)/treadwell. start 3 WR on top.

I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: so prosise or j.allen now that i have
k.will/stewart/hyde/prosise/perine? (with DJ in IR)

Nick
Nick
5 years ago

Hey Jay — I got killed this first week of the season & it all boils down to DJ going down :(

Anyways, I have some bids in (standard league – auction for waivers starting with $100 each)…and am thinking I need to spend some $ this week for sure. I’m looking to pickup Cohen, Golladay, J Allen, Agholor &/or K Williams with bids ranging from $29 for top end (Cohen) down to $6 for lower end. Do you shift priority around in that list and bid more or less for Cohen?

Brent
The Fantasy Dick
5 years ago

Jay,

Just like everyone who has DJ, I need someone to talk me off the cliff (although I still won my week 1 match luckily).

12 tm, standard with $100 Free Agent budget

We start 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 Flex

My RBs are: DJ, Cook, Gore, Mack, Breida
My WRs are: Kelvin Benjamin, Jeffery, Garcon, Hogan, Maclin

Available RBs: K. Williams, Kamara, Chris Thompson, Tolbert, Buck Allen

But I love Golladay.

My question, do I drop Breida and bet the farm on Golladay and ride with 3 wrs until DJ gets back or do I drop Breida for one of those not so exciting RBs? Or do I grab Golladay then hope a better RB option pops up?

Or do I drop Breida and Hogan and/or Maclin for Golladay and 1 of those RBs?

Thanks for you advice.

TFD

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
5 years ago

20 team redraft PPR.
QB (1) stafford/brissett
RB (2) gurley/west/forte/j.allen (whew good grab by me post draft)/j.williams GB (used to have 2 j.will’s)
WR (3) crabtree/hill/beasley (yeah get hurt t.will DAL)/a-stew/kerley (he’ll be up to speed soon and vulturing catches for no reason like so many other seasons)/humphries TB
TE (1) ertz/z.miller
K gano
DEF IND (yeah it’s the best of the other total of 5 D’s out there, but who’s laughing when the guys who didn’t draft RB/WR depth get some injuries but had to have those 2 D’s, or bye weeks)
LB (2) ogletree/s.lee/j.hicks
CB (2) worley/breeland
S burnett
DT (1) buckner
DE (1) dunlap
IDP flex (1)
these are the leagues where waivering is big. early prognosticating big too. a lot of WR from nowhere had decent weeks, and bortles was dropped by somebody who drafted 3 QB’s probably auto’d.

1. brissett easy drop for bortles? (other than petty/henne pretty much nobody else out there that could get job without an injury, hard to think it’s safe to assume luck’s out longer than bortles keeps job but it’s possible). if stafford doesn’t get hurt i’ll only need this guy for week 7.
2. this look like best order for dropping humphries: fowler/thompson (CHI)/grant/a.wilson

3. hold all the NYJ WR over that list or not? (assume fowler is over them, but that won’t be issue as humphries dropped first and my shitty waiver probably doesn’t get fowler anyway)

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: crap tastic, forgot, treadwell was dropped too (redraft league though), where’d he slot into that WR list in #2?

Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
5 years ago

tale of 2 PPR 12 teamer’s. 2 RB total start (no flex)
1. QB (1) RW3 (man that o-line’s got me nearly worried into grabbing a damn backup)
RB (2) hunt/cook/duke johnson/both west’s/coleman
WR (3) a.brown/fitz/DT/parker/maclin/m.lee (was going to drop him for TE maybe, but kinda nearly can’t now)
TE (1) fiedor
K mcmanus
DEF CAR
with worst waiver here thinking i have no chance at the cohen/k.will/goolladay range but clearly need a TE for this week. guessing duke johnson is the easy first drop, but who’s 2nd if any? (in case i CAN get cohen/k.will/j.allen)

2. QB (1) brees/rivers
RB (2) m.gordon/hyde/breida/j.williams GB/kamara/lacy
WR (3) k.benjamin/dez/crabtree/john brown/wallace
TE (1) bennett
K bailey
DEF NE
5th waiver. lacy is the easy drop for the probably standard order of cohen/k.will/j.allen but should
2. mack/gio b/ellington be added to that list? holding every other RB seems to make sense.

3. is wallace a drop for all of these or stop somewhere? golladay/kupp/richardson/agholor/jj nelson?

4. is that best order in #3.

5.NE D was a pile of garbage, also their MLB was hurt, starting streaming D’s, OAK vs NYJ and TB vs CHI are out there? thanks.

Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: oh forgot to mention it’s weekly reset inverse standings and points scored waivers, so literaly no reason to hold waiver, it’s just about grabbing a better WR than wallace, RB than lacy, DEF for this week than NE

Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong)
5 years ago

@Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong): only benefit to holding a weekly waiver being of course if somebody were to drop a player better than those listed tonight.

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
5 years ago

Jay,
Not sure why my comments go straight to moderation but…..after week #1 which side in .25PPR? (League starts 3WR/2RB/1TE/1Flex)

My WR: Jordy, Crabtree, Thielen, Zay, Wallace, Anderson
My RB: Zeke, Powell, Stewart, Duke, Woodhead
My TE: Olsen

Give:
A) Zeke, Wallace, R. Anderson

Get:
B) Julio and Hyde

Thank you.

Ron P
Ron P
5 years ago
Reply to  Ron Pridgen

@Ron Pridgen: Not a good question I guess since it got skipped…my bad Jay

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

I currently have Will Fuller in my IR spot – am i better off keeping him there and dropping Woodhead, or dropping Fuller and putting Woodhead there? Woodhead is reportedly out 4-6 weeks but I don’t think he’ll ever be healthy and might end up being a headache to keep. Not sure what I want to do here – I would try to drop Woodhead for a guy like Alvin Kamara or Gio Bernard or some other upside 3rd down back

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

@William Hung: kamara/gio G were probably going to do damn near the same exact thing that woodhead was going to as is before the injury.

RICE
RICE
5 years ago

Hey Jay!

Updated trade offer from the conversation we had yesterday….

I lost Allen Robinson and Kevin White last Sunday so I’m quite thin at WR.

12 Team / H2H / 0.5 PPR / Start 2RB, 2WR, 2FLEX

My RBs: Devonta, Gurley, Lynch, Blount, Vereen, Jamaal Williams
My WRs: Davante Adams, Snead (suspended until week 4)

I give: Gurley

I get : Michael Thomas & Terrance West

I can also hold tight and hope my bids get me Golladay and Agholar

RICE
RICE
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: Thanks Jay!

Bobby
Bobby
5 years ago

First year doing faab bidding , ppr league, $1000 for year my team is
Kirk cousin
Wr Julio, golden Tate, Hilton
Rb j Howard, lynch
Te Bennett
Flex Ginn jr

Bench woodhead, Britt, riddick, John brown, prosise, Charles

People might bid crazy not sure since its first year but should I bid on any of these guys and who do I drop

Cohen, Buck Allen, golladay, Jesse James, hurns, Chris Johnson,Ellington, oj Howard, Jared cook

Bobby
Bobby
5 years ago
Reply to  Bobby

@Bobby: algohor free agent think someone is bidding bigger on him

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

Your otber writer Phil is very high on K. Williams are you feeling the same way please explain your thoughts on this RB . Thanks

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
5 years ago
Reply to  Brian

@Brian: he’s the lone wolf higher than cohen for sure, but he’s also probably less helium (or more likely nitrus) ‘mmm’up on j.allen than anybody.

Bobby
Bobby
5 years ago

Half point ppr
Qb cousins
Wr Adams, allen, Michael Thomas
Rb Elliot, chris Thompson
Te Julius Thomas
Flex decker
Bench woodhead, Kevin white, forte, Zach Miller, Andrew luck, Taylor Gabriel

I have the #1 waiver who do I grab
Kerwin Williams, Cohen, Buck Allen, golladay, Jesse James,
Algohor, Travis Benjamin

Who should be my adds after the #1 waiver?

Jerry
Jerry
5 years ago

Hey, Jay. In a full point ppr league, which te do you like the best out of: Brate, Clay, Cook and Ebron? Thanks!

Finally Football
Finally Football
5 years ago

Hey Jay I’m in a 12 team 1 pt PPR super flex were we have the option to start 2 QB if we want and 1 RB . We get 4 pts a passing TD , 6 pts. a rec TD and 8 points for a Rush TD. I was offered Brady and T West for my Cousins and M Gillislee. MG. is probably my best RB id be trading. My others are J stewart, Duke J, P Perkins, CJ Prosie, James White and S Perine. My other starting QB is Rodgers BTW. Should I pull the trigger being so thin at RB ? he might sub B Powell instead of TWest… still do it?? Thx for the help man !!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
5 years ago

12th waiver weekly inverse standings so YAY me, but mostly when you do well you can’t improve really, which often ends up being bad later in the year. PPR, with full 1 pt per 10 return yards
QB (1) winston/bradford (had picked him up for a week, but maybe hold?)
RB (2) howard/hunt/t.west/vereen/forte/j.will GB
WR (2) green/fitz/d.thomas/t.williams (LAC)/lockett (returns, he actually had 11.86 pts last week in this league only )
TE (1) rudolpho
flex (1)
K streamer (gano)
DEF streamer (BUF, dropping for one of OAK/CIN/TB this week)
who’s first to go if i can get any of the big names: cohen/k.williams/kupp/mack (probably bradford or forte)

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Jay – is anyone going to do a deep league pickup post? I think last year it was Tehol who handled it. I need something like that for my league. Most of the players mentioned today have already been rostered

The Harrow
The Harrow
5 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

@William Hung: don’t think it was tehol, but yeah somebody did one.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  The Harrow

@The Harrow: I thought it was called “Rolling in the deep” unless I’m confusing it with Baseball.

Yeah you are right – Tehol did a regular waiver pickup post, but he also included deep league picks

The Harrow
The Harrow
5 years ago
Reply to  William Hung

@William Hung: i think the same guy did “rolling in the deep” for both baseball and football. tehol might’ve had like a few names listed every week but that whole post was about deepish guys.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: Good – I don’t want RW to be my only source for pickups

The Harrow
The Harrow
5 years ago

14 team super flex, hold savage or grab gabbert as handcuff to palmer? standard league where the rushing and receiving are equally worth about half a normal league.
QB (2) palmer/savage/goff/hoyer
RB (2) gurley/hyde/coleman/perine
WR (2) dez/green/cooks/parker/sanu/m.williams
TE (1) walker/oj howard
flex
super flex
IR woodhead/dixon
already attempting to drop sanu for cohen (waiver likely won’t work), but since i could use more RB what’s best order of breida/vereen/d-washington OAK/gio bernard/smallwood/tolbert/booker/mckinnon/sims. possibly breida at the top as a hyde owner.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
5 years ago

14 team PPR. lost fiedor for a long time, and from knowing how concussions work in hockey (i.e. they CAN last a while, but i’ve yet to hear of a franchise intentionally ruling a guy out for 8 min weeks only from having one, literally a DAY after, so it’s possible his whole career might be done, and even uglier problems in real life) this isn’t good for him.
QB (1) RW3
RB (2) hunt, crowell, stewart, t.west, c.west, d.was (OAK)
WR (3) a.brown, parker, fitzgerald, wallace, beasley, meredith (had him stashed, now can drop him, we keep 2 at previous year draft spot so he could’ve been kept in last round, only keep 2 though)
TE (1) njoku
flex (1)
IR fiedor/fuller
so i got two guys who can drop, meredith for sure, and d-wash maybe.
cohen/k.williams (who i’ll probably not bid enough on, somebody probably goes at least 25 on cohen).

1. do need a TE for sure, projector machine has them ranked z.miller/kittle/v.mcdonald, agree with that order?

2. should i grab TWO of those and drop njoku (projector machine says yes and has njoku 31st TE)

3. possbly best off with one of those TE and add a backup QB in case SEA’s o-line continues on this awful awful path: a.smith/goff/semien/cutler

4. drop d-wash for a guy i can probably get cheaper than the big 2 in mack/tolbert or j.allen (as a t.west owner). still probably gotta spend maybe 11 or so for j.allen (guessing). mack more like 5 hopefully.

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

Waddup J! Had a great week 1 scored a total of 53 pts. Worst is lost D. Johnson. I was offered a trade .5 ppr, dyansty league.

I give : Martavis Bryant

I get: Mixon, T. Coleman

My Lineup currently 12 tm deep bench

Qb-Rivers
Wr-Evans
Wr- Crab
RB- James White
RB- Fat Rob
Flex – M Bryant

TE- Eifert

Bench Gio
Bench Palmer
BENCH – Marshall
BENCH- Dion Lewis
Bench – Rex Burkhead
Bench John Ross

Should I take the offer? Hold for more?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay: Damn. He cancelled the offer before I accepted. Now he changed it to

Mixon and Coleman for Bryant and James White. Still take it?

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

@Pete Incaviglia: And he just sent me I give Crab he gives Mixon…Both of those are on the table. Which one?

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
5 years ago

pls rank rawls, buck allen, c thompson for PPR leagues

goodfold2
goodfold2
5 years ago

as good a place as any to post this, to compare some crazy FAAB bids, and while i agree generally with the “you gotta get the best guys early” idea, this is just nuts. i saw one guy bid 60% on cohen (and lose to a 70%) and also bid 40% on k.will (and win that one). mack for 21%, i got j.allen in that league for a 12% (and have west). my 21% on cohen was only the 5th highest bid. my 20% on k.will was 2nd too. even freakin c.johnson got a 9% (which is crazy), and that guy didn’t even put in a bid on k.will. what was the guy gonna do if he won both of cohen/k.will for the rest of the entire season, hope every players he wants/needs to win for zero

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Jay – will there be a deep league WW blog post? I know you mentioned that you were posting one, but it never was.

Justin
Justin
5 years ago

In a half PPR league, how would you rank these guys for the season: Corey coleman, k Williams, buck allen, kupp.

Jose
Jose
5 years ago

Jay which trade you like more? Iam a) side
A) devontee freeman B) amari cooper and tevin coleman
A) jay ajaiy B) jordan howard and TY hilton