In what was usual fare for a Monday Night Football game, two rambunctiously awful teams went at it, and this one was perhaps the nail in the coffin for the San Diego Chargers in all aspects. And I say all aspects, because this not only brings a close to their 2015 season, but also might put an end to what is now an animus relationship between the city, the fans, and the team’s owner, John Spanos. I think Jacksonville could play in San Diego and more of their fans would show up at this point… It honestly reminds me of when the Oilers left Houston. I should note, as the local (aka only) Chargers fan here at Razzball, I did provide my own hot take deep this offseason discussing my thoughts on the Chargers possible relocation. (TL;DR – I don’t really care, as I’m a fan of the team, not particularly where they play.) Especially since I’ve lived both in San Diego and Los Angeles, the entire southern California region will be one huge mega-city of L.A., Anaheim, and San Diego in about a decade anyhow, so it shouldn’t really matter. Though, it is quite silly how the Chargers have wasted Philip Rivers career thus far by drowning his entire surrounding environment with mediocrity. But hey, at 3-5, at least the Bears season is looking promising. They’ll win just enough games to land right in the middle of not making the playoffs and taking them out of the running of a nice draft pick…

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Martellus Bennett – 8 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD. I wonder how long it is until Pagano actually starts calling plays to defend against the screen passes. Probably another two games.

Donald Brown – 2 CAR, 13 YDS. Did a Nigerian prince scam the Chargers out of their ability to sign free agents? What in the actual f*ck is he on this team again for?

Malcom Floyd – 1 TGTS. Exited the game with an apparent shoulder injury. Sheesh, these Chargers are such a MASH unit right now that I expect to see Hawkeye Pierce playing Wide Receiver soon. Honestly, the Chargers may need a supplemental draft after this week just to be able to field a team after the bye.

Melvin Gordon – 11 CAR, 31 YDS and 3 REC, 25 YDS. Melvin Gordin is fully committed to the Chargers getting a high draft pick. Probably to make up for himself.

Alshon Jeffery – 10 REC, 151 YDS. Never change Alshon, never change.

Zach Miller – 2 REC, 23 YDS, 1 TD. I don’t have enough booze for this sh*t.

Philip Rivers – 26/42, 280 YDS, 1 TD. Philip Rivers looks like a composite sketch of every Trump voter.

 

Final Thought

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  1. Swarley says:
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    need a bye week fill in
    Eli vs NE
    Bortles @ Bal
    Cousins vs NO
    Hoyer @ Cin
    Thanks Jay!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swarley: I might actually go Bortles here. Cousins is close though, be sure to double check my rankings on Thursday.

      • Swarley says:
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        thanks jay just trying ot figure out waiver/free agent move priority

        are you at all worried about rivers? is there a reason to back him up with Eli down the stretch?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Swarley: not really, unless they close up shop on some guys, he should continue to produce.

      • Swarley says:
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        @Jay: assume you would avoid flacco vs Jax given WR corpse (not a misspell)

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Swarley: yeah, he has nothing right now.

  2. Wacha wacha says:
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    Best 3 RB adds going forward ?

    Cj Anderson, a blue, M Gordon, T Jones, k williams, R Matthews, b bolden, J white,

    Thanks Jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha wacha: I’d say Williams, Gordon, then CJ.

  3. Nick says:
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    Morning Jay. Need a pickup for ROS & possibly next weeks flex play over Duke J (going v. Pitt).

    Waiver options include A Morris, G Tate, Funchess, J Bell, Nate Wash, Starks (probably will go for too much FAAB, I only have $10 left), Thompson, R Woods, Shorts, David Johnson, DGB, J White, B Bolden?

    Rank me 3 guys to target from the list above based on roster for week 10 below. Keep in mind its FAAB & I have little $ so I’ll put in extremely minimal bids for whomever I target…

    QB-T Taylor
    RB-AP/DeMarco
    WR-Amari/Ty/D Adams
    TE-Bennett
    Flex-Duke J
    K-Tucker
    D-STL
    Bench-Ty, Gates, S Johnson, P Manning, D Cobb (I have an extra kicker Ill be dropping for the pick above)

    For week 10 do you prefer P Manning v KC or T Taylor @ NYJ?

    Lastly, Bortles, Mariota & Romo are on waivers, would you make the switch or hold with my current 2 QBs? Thanks bud!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Morning Nick! DGB seems interesting, and SON has a post on him coming out in a few hours. I’d put the 10 buck bud on Starks just in case, but a small amoubt on Bell seems intriguing.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: cool, thanks bud. Is Garçon my next drop (lowest man on totem pole) in this 10team league yet? If I make claims for Starks, DGB & J Bell I have my 2nd kicker to drop but than need another roster spot potentially…would be between Garçon or D Cobb I think…id like to see what Cobb does on the field although that decent performance from Antonio Andrews last week does not help his cause…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Yeah, I think so. I’d like to see what Cobb does as well. I know he’s not in playing shape, but he is the guy when he’s ready to go.

  4. J says:
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    Morning!

    In a PPR league where 20 pass yards = 1pt, and all TDs are worth 6pt, which QB would you rather have ROS? Cam or Rivers?

    I have the ability to trade one of them plus Delanie Walker for Gronk. I’m 8-1, leading the league by far in points. Getting Gronk for my backup QB may make me unstoppable. Thoughts?

    Thanks! Big fan.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @J: Rivers. Love what Cam is doing right jow, but Rivers and those 20 yard points makes sense.

      • J says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for the advice. Any worry with Rivers losing Allen and now maybe Floyd? I know Cam doesn’t have anyone special that he’s throwing too either, but Rivers didn’t look great last night against a poor defense and only 3 healthy WR. Will the bye week, and hopefully a healthier Gates and Green be enough for Rivers without Allen/Floyd?

        FYI, based on my league’s settings, these are there PPG numbers until this point – Cam @ 24.79, Rivers @ 26.28. So just under 1.5 points.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @J: they could put me out there and he’d throw 300 yards. I’d stick with him.

  5. Scott says:
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    Tannehill once again proves he is not as elite as Joe Flacco. Speaking of which, is it time for the big last half Flacc attack? You know what I mean?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I do, and while I think he’s a bit better then what he’s shown this year, I think the supporting cast brings him down.

  6. Fizz says:
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    Jay, your thoughts on picking up James white or bolden?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I like White, but I’d be lying if I said I knew this situation. Check out what Ralph has to say about it in a few hours.

  7. Jake says:
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    I have the same question as above is it worth burning a high waiver claim on either RB in NE Blount is already owned but both of the other guys are free agents and I have # 1 waiver claim.

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jake: it’s risky. I like White, but loke I said above, I’m eagerly waiting what Ralph says on it.

  8. Frank White says:
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    What’s up Jay… I’m in a PPR league and my team is doing pretty good but I’m missing one player for flex that can put up points. I got nobody that great for that spot. Anyway, I have the # 1 waiver and the only guy worth it out there, i think, is James White. I know he’s not worth a # 1 waiver but My QB is on bye and Bortles is the best one out there. Would you hold your waiver and hope Bortles will not be picked up or use waiver and grab White and Bortles so i have a flex and QB for this week?? Thanks Buddy!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Frank White: hey Frank! Yeah, if your options suck, White is worth a gamble.

  9. Zandy says:
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    Hey jay!
    In a four way tie for first
    Trade deadline is this week
    Where would you look to upgrade?
    Std scoring

    QB: rivers
    WR: julio demaryius
    RB: Ivory gore
    TE: delanie
    Flex: Calvin or ARob
    Bench: ARob Jbrown Jstew Cwest MJones Christine Draughn

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: hey Zandy! I might try to change West and Gore into something awesome. Or Gore and DT. It’s gonna get cold soon, and Peyton will struggle a bit.

  10. Swarley says:
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    My RBs are Ivory Jstew Gore Yeldon

    Only need to start 2 in a standard league

    would you send Ivory and Jstew for Gurley or not enough depth to do that?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swarley: I’d do thay in a heart beat. Gore and Yeldon should be enough.

  11. lb. sand says:
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    Small PPR league:
    Give L Miller, A Robinson and J Reed to get D Freeman & J Landry?
    Could pick up Ebron, Ertz or Cameron to replace Reed.
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @lb. sand: honestly, I’d hold. I think Freeman slows a bit.

    • booya says:
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      @booya: @lb. sand: I have to disagree with Jay there…I’d definitely want the freeman side. Even if he slows he’s still going to crush in PPR.

  12. booya says:
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    Please rank for ROS: Matt Ryan, Tyrod, Carr, Bortles

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @booya: I think that’s the correct order.

  13. Sherm says:
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    Trying to gear up my team for the playoffs. 0.5 ppr league, who wins this trade?

    I get Demarco Murray and Rams D/ST, other team gets Darren McFadden and Broncos D/ST

    I saw that McFadden and Denver D/ST have brutal playoff matchups, where Murray and especially St. Louis are more favorable. My other RBs are C. West, Ingram, and Antonio Andrews after I drop Dion Lewis (sigh)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sherm: yeah, it’s a smart move for you.

  14. Fizz says:
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    Would you trade a. Morris for c. Sims? I have d. Williams, J. Stewart, C. Hyde, R. Mathews, T. Coleman, and C. Thompson.
    My only worry is that morris might be getting more carries now since jones has a ongoing fumbling issue.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Yeah, I think that’s a good deal for you, especially if it’s ppr.

  15. Johnny Ticklemonster says:
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    Currently in 6th place, 12 team league, .5 PPR. 8 teams make the playoffs. Just got offered this trade:

    TY Hilton (bye this week) and JStew (receive)
    Allen Robinson and Jordan Matthews (I give)

    The rest of my team is Bortles, Gore (bye this week), Hill (sucks), Hillman (sucks), Dez, Hurns, LaFell, Diggs.

    What are your thoughts, accept it this week and sit TY, or reevaluate next week? Obviously I’m in need of an RB, and the panthers have an good playoff schedule (although the Jags do too)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Johnny Ticklemonster: Man, I wouldn’t have done this trade, until I read what you have at RB. I think you have to.

  16. Swarley says:
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    how does luck’s news impact Gore outlook???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swarley: I think it’s actually pretty good for him. They have no choice now but to focus on the run a lot more.

  17. Nick says:
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    I’m in a non-ppr league and someone just offered me odell and cobb for gurley and calvin johnson. Should I accept?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I think it’s a good deal for you if you don’t need the running back and need a little more oomph at WR. If not, then I’d pass.

  18. Beans says:
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    What’s up man? 2 teams same prob till Romo returns. Team 1 Tannehill one more game or Cousins, McCown, FitzMagic or Landry Jones? Team 2 Stafford one last time or Cousins, Hoyer, Cassel, McCown FitzMagic or Landry Jones? Thanks for your help.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Beans: What up! Sticking with Tannehill isn’t the worst idea out of that group. I’m actually fine with Stafford too. Check out my rankings on Thursday, and who’s ever left on waivers that’s ranked higher, stream them. Otherwise, no need to burn a claim.

  19. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    ah waiver day. in dynasty tamme or donnell? this is easy ain’t it. 20 teamer. PPR.

    2. 20 teamer PPR. drop denard rob for both of white/bolden or just white? also have hyde/cobb/d-will/sims.

    3. same league as #2. do or don’t drop m.wilson/gabriel for any of funchess (i’ve now dropped him twice, and finally has a decent game)/c.brown/m.brown? already trying to get ARI DEF, white in this one with 16th waiver and top scoring team which is only in 6th due to record and divisional rules. those are WR’s #4/5 (inman likely supposed higher)

    4. 12 team PPR. gotta drop 1 guy for TE this week with gates out. maybe drop a 2nd for White.start 2 WR, 1 flex.
    Luck/Bortles
    edelman/landry/crabtree/m.jones
    forte/duke johnson/sims/ellington/j.bell/michael
    gates
    who’s first drop, and possible 2nd. Likely Michael/Ellington i guess. Luck isn’t an option since we get to keep 1 person for up to 3 years at no cost and i’m guessing in a 6 pt TD passing and 6 PT bonus for 300+ yards he’s a no drop.

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Jay: ok, so ellington is the drop for 1 week TE fill in, but keep michael over white? It’s not likely my waiver gets white anyway.

  20. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, this trade was proposed to me, again, after byes…my STL D for AZ D & J Matthews…I have a feeling you will still tell me to accept…but should I try for Moncrief & Az first? I do have Ty Hilton as a reminder…I guess you can say Nick Foles is not exactly inspiring but they did connect last game …

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I’m not so sure, with Luck’s injury news finally coming to light, not sure what to think. I’m slightly leaning Matthews way still.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: yea I agree. But not sure should I pull the trigger? I like STL defensive matchups for ROS slightly better than AZ & I think STL can sustain more points ROS but I could use the WR help…Garcon would probably be my drop for roster space (although he has a great matchup against NO this week)…with Amari/Ty/D Adams as wideouts & Stevie Johnson on bench. AP/DeMarco locked in at RB1/2 & flex is either Gates/Bennett duo or Duke J who is in for week 10….

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Yeah, I do like him in New Orleans, but with Jackson back, that does complicate things a little. I’d say flip a coin.

  21. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    in 14 team PPR with all of forsett, duke john, stewart, vereen, j.allen, michael drop which (if any) for White? If i wasn’t Forsett owner this would be simple.

    2. for WR #5 keep garcon or DGB?

    3. for standard keep bennett or go with reed? shallow league, rodgers, watson, VD all out there too

  22. Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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    4.
    oh yeah, in PPR starting only 2 RB, no flex, having all of ivory/duke johnson/ yeldon/forsett/gordon and brees, and start 3 WR with all of a.brown/evans/m.jones/benjamin (come back mccown! (is the weirdest thing i thought i’d ever say right there))/boldin, what’s best player order to try to add with open roster spot
    1. bortles, or if not him one of hoyer/cutler/bradford/bridgewater as brees backup
    2. RB #6 in white/sims/andrews/powell (handcuff value)
    3. WR #6 in royal/randle

    can’t be a WR i’m thinking, free agents pretty weak.

  23. Nick says:
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    Also Peyton Manning v. KC or Tyrod on short rest for Buffalo against my Jets??

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Probably Manning there. Double check my rankings on Thursday, but I think I’ll stick with that.

  24. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i had gotten these from Tehol last week before Thurs’ game but forgot to give them to you, so here they are, only the ones we differed on have i left in, no reason to not save the time. i finally picked up a game here

    Me:
    GB
    NYG
    STL
    PHI
    CHI

    Tehol:
    CAR
    TB
    MIN
    DAL
    SD

  25. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    wow, this is crazy town, i got white in EVERY league i tried to, and in most of them bolden (cost $50 in one) went higher, in the others bolden didn’t go at all.
    These weren’t good waivers or budget given either, white was gotten by $5 bid in two spots, waivers of 12th/12, 9th/12, in one i had a 16th/20 and went with ARI D first and still got him, with such luminous names as ajayi,a.williams, sankey going ahead of him (crazy stupid there), i saw reece go for $8 in one of the spots i got white for $5, draughn even went for the same $5 in a 14 teamer. Anywho, in one spot where i got him he still might be the drop to get ebron or rico rod for this week only with gates off. start 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 flex

    Luck/Bortles
    edelman/landry/crabtree/m.jones
    forte/duke johnson/sims/white/j.bell/michael
    gates

  26. Nick says:
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    Jay, do you think I should drop Garcon (since Ill be getting a wideout in my trade) or David Cobb or Joique Bell, considering I have AP/DeMarco as RB starters & Duke J as backup…?

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: going to accept that trade of my STL for his Jordan Matthews & Az D, just need to figure out who my drop is amongst Garcon, J Bell or D Cobb…full roster for week 10 below;

      QB-P Manning
      RB-AP/DeMarco
      WR-Amari/D Adams/Garcon
      TE-Bennett
      Flex-Duke J
      K-Tucker
      D-STL
      Bench-T Taylor, Stevie Johnson, Gates, Ty Hilton, D Cobb, J Bell

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I think you can with Matthews coming back your way.

  27. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Would you go Bengals d or Pack d this week? And also who would you take for ros? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Leaning Bengals on both. No problemo!

  28. artzlab says:
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    Whats up Jay? Posted this in Ralph’s article, but Id love your opinion. Your ranking stats warm the cockles of my heart.

    7-2, tied for first place with top points, but just lost Dion and my RB bench is a scalding hot mess of burning wet garbage.
    12 team, non-ppr. 1 QB, 2WR, 2RB, 1 R/W/T flex

    Starters

    Andy Dalton
    Odell
    Allen Robinson
    Mark Ingram
    Charles Sims (just threw up in my mouth a bit, thanks J Randle)
    Gronk
    Decker
    Cincy/Arizona

    Bench
    Tyrod
    Tannehill
    John Brown
    Joique Bell
    Brandon Bolden
    Isaiah Crowell

    I realize 3 QBs and 2 Defenses is ridiculous, but i was just stockpiling talent (at the wrong positions) in hopes of making trades. Im throwing out offers like mad, but no one is excited about helping out the first place team.

    Least terrible options on the wire (league is pretty solid so anyone decent is gone)

    Theo Riddick
    Chris Thompson
    Sproles
    Polk
    Ellington
    Ajayi
    Darkwa
    Marcel Reese

    Last week i went kicker less (had options to add Sunday afternoon if I was in danger of losing), hoping some guys ahead of my scrubs would get broken. Unfortunately, the guy who did was on my squad. Im a solid favorite this week, so could possibly try that again, but I’d be locked into it once the early games start.

    My gut is to grab Ajayi and drop a QB so I can still play matchups with my Defenses, but I am really torn here on who to add and who to dump. More worried about the playoffs than this week, though there is a nice reward for regular season champ.

    Dispense that knowledge, please.

    Thanks for this and for being the best fantasy site out there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @artzlab: Thanks for the kind words! Ajayi is an okay stash, but I’m slightly more intrigued with Darkwa. It’s a coin flip, so I don’t think it matters in the long run. And I think Crowell might be the drop here.

  29. Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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    for dynasty with 15 yards per pt receiving/rushing. super flex so really 2 QB. regular flex too. standard besides. QB yards valued even more, and QB thrown TD’s worth 6, but other players TD only 5. start only 2 WR.
    palmer/hoyer/foles/geno
    gurley/hyde/woodhead/ellington/michael
    dez/aj green/cooks/m.jones/adams
    walker/j.thomas
    DEN kicker
    MIN DEF
    14 teamer. a team in competition is trying to move k.white/benjamin/david johnson (ARI) and/or his pick overall somewhere in the 10th-14th range for something useful now. i’m right in not moving any of palmer/green/dez/gurley for any of those, but what about cooks or adams for one of those?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mike Hunt’s Honorable Discharge: You are in the right, on all those names… though Palmer could be an interesting way to get a Benjamin. Though, with your format, and the lack of hard info on who’ll be available at QB next season, it’d be a tough pill to swallow.

      • Mike Hunt's Honorable Discharge says:
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        @Jay: i’m not leaving myself with the total of foles/hoyer and one of geno/manziel for next year. only way this team has a chance is with it’s starting QB’s being decent. plus really if i were to do that trade how much better is benjamin than the weekly best of cooks/m.jones/hyde/woodhead/julius thomas. it’s not as if i’m benching green or dez, leaving only flex spot open for improvement really.
        so would you do either of
        1. 1 of cooks/adams for k.white
        2. 1 of cooks/adams maybe plus my own draft pick (3-6th overall) for benjamin?
        3. if not 2, hold out for cooks for benjamin alone

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