Welcome to my weekly rankings post! We are going to be positive this week. Last week we went over this season’s biggest disappointments and this week I’m going to write about a few players who are performing pretty well so far this year. Also my rankings for Week 8 can be found below.

 

 
Carson Wentz – In the past three weeks, Wentz has thrown 11 touchdowns. On top of that, he piling up rushing yards as well. On Monday night, Carson ran for 68 yards on top of a 4 touchdown day. I’ve been saying that Wentz is a QB1 for a while, he might even be a top 5 quarterback for the rest of the season. Wentz has a fantastic match up against the 49ers this upcoming week.

Mark IngramMark Ingram plays a tough Bears front seven this week. I think that he’ll be able to overcome this obstacle based on the Bears having to plan for the passing attack of one Drew Brees. Even for an improving defense, a trip to New Orleans isn’t desirable for anyone. Mark Ingram is starting to get the workload of an every down back while at the same time sharing carries with Alvin Kamara. In the past two weeks while going over 100 yards in each game and scoring, Ingram has combined for over 50 touches.

Adam Thielen – Although he is yet to find the end zone this year, Thielen has at least 5 catches in every game, making him worthy of starting spot in most PPR leagues. This week against Cleveland is a fantastic match up, even with Case Keenum still under center. This will be his best chance so far this season to find pay dirt.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins – ASJ was suspended for the first two games of the season but he has hit the ground running since his week 3 return. In the past three weeks, Austin Seferian-Jenkins has scored a touch down in each of the past 3 games and I assume that this trend continues against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8. I predict that there is going to be some scoring in this game so look out for McCown’s favorite red zone target.

 

 

  1. Chicken Dinner says:
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    My RBs- L Miller/ Gillislee/ D Lewis/ Collins/ Ivory

    My WRs- Evans/ Dez/ T Hill/ Fuller/ C Davis

    Trade Hill/ Collins for Mixon/ Watkins?

    PPR punt return TDs don’t count for Hill

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Mb: Would’nt even have asked if not for Mixon’s comments. A bit worried about Marv showing his authority

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: I’d hope he’d rather win football games

  2. Mase from back in the day says:
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    Good afternoon MB, Diddy!

    What’s your fave Diddy track? I like anything from back in the day puff daddy & the family!

    .5 PPR league thinking of dangling a couple trades this week, what are your thoughts:

    My RBs Gordon, hunt, Mcaffery, Aaron jones, AP, McKinnon, Burkhead

    My WRs we start 3 could be 4 w/ flex
    Keenan Allen, hogan, Baldwin, Parker, will fuller, tyreek hill, sanu

    Based on this would you consider any of these?

    1.) deal mcaffery + hill to acquire shady McCoy

    2.) deal Gordon straight up for shady McCoy: who do you prefer ROS Gordon or McCoy?

    3.) if I do the CMC + hill for McCoy would you then deal Gordon for maybe mike Evans?

    4.) if I don’t do above deals thoughts on dealing mcaffery for Cooks or Crabtree? Then if that happens flip will fuller for either mixon/kamara or chris Thompson?

    Thanks man!

    • Mase from back in the day says:
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      @Mase from back in the day:

      Heck I’d try to flip Gordon for AB, if I get McCoy not sure if Gordon is enough

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Mase from back in the day: hey dude, probably “Victory” and all about the benjamins

      I like McCoy ROS. I like the idea of trying to get McCoy and Evans. If all else fails getting Crabtree on your roster would be ideal. And yes try and do that for Kamara

  3. SR says:
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    Looking to trade for rb Miller.

    K. Benjamin and T. Coleman for Miller? Or too much? Maybe d. Jackson instead of Benjamin?

    Thanks

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @SR: I’d try DJax and Coleman first. But yes to both!

  4. Scott says:
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    Do I start davamte Parker if he plays or use doctson this week? .5 ppr. Thanks

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Scott: Doctson, I ranked him 3-5 spots higher

  5. Chad B says:
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    Standard 12-teamer
    My team (I start 2 RB, 3 WR and a FLEX)
    RB- Howard, Ingram, McKinnon, Mack, Powell
    WR- Green, Demaryius, Keenan, Fuller, Jo Brown

    Should I deal Green and Ingram for Fournette and Funchess?

    Or what kind of package do you think I could use for Fournette (owner doesnt have any solid pieces cept Fournette so been trying to deal him).

    Thx

  6. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey MB! in 12 team PPR, would you trade
    AWAY Pryor & Abdullah
    to
    GET C Thompson & R Matthews ??

    Thanks :)

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: hey!

      Yes Pryor is seeing his snaps dwindle so I think you’re getting the better end of that deal

  7. STeve says:
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    Thanks for the rankings MB.

    Offered D. Freeman for my D. Martin and D. Baldwin. What do you think? Seems a tad high. What do you think? Or should I counter? I also have K. Allen and K. Benjamin. Thx much

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @STeve: you’re welcome! yeah that’s too much, I wouldn’t do it

      • STeve says:
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        Should I counter with D. Martin and Benjamin for Freeman? Or pass

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @STeve: I’d pass honestly

  8. Scarface says:
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    Would you trade Stafford straight up for G Tate? 14 team, 0.50 PPR, have R Wilson as my starting QB and need a WR. Have shopped around trying to find better offers, but teams either don’t have a WR to trade or don’t have a need for a QB.

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Scarface: yeah, Tate will be back sooner than later I believe

  9. Nightpandas says:
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    Yo MB

    16 team std

    Would you move Tyrod and Diggs for last week’s darlings Cooper and Carr?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Nightpandas: haha no not yet, not everyone is as bad as Kansas City against the pass

  10. chisoxx22 says:
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    10 team ppr league(2wr,2rb,1flex). Im in need of a qb badly, i picked up siemian(mccown is available thats about it).
    rb isnt bad (Gordon, L. Miller, and c. thompson)
    wr is great (Brown, Hill, Crabtree, funchess, snead, fuller and Pryor)
    What wr should i trade and for what tier of qb? the top 3 all have favorable matchups come playoff time. Nice write up

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @chisoxx22: I’d try and flip Funchess for a Rivers or Stafford.

      Must be deep benches if the wire is that depleted in a 10 team league

  11. Maverick says:
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    Can I get your thoughts on this trade please?
    DeShaun Watson for Roethlisberger and Jerick McKinnon

    Thanks!!!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Maverick: I like the Watson side

  12. William Hung says:
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    Wow – Laquon Treadwell???? Why the generous ranking? Is this a Ricardo Louis situation?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @William Hung: good lord yr right, i get the d.thompson one as BUF has little else (who knows what j.matt will even look like with a messed up finger/hand) plus he’s actually had a good week last week already. treadwell is odd considering he also has diggs high enough to assume diggs is going to play.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: it’s also possible he has it set that way with assumption that diggs doesn’t play (i don’t know how he does it with guys like that, as it would be easier fixup later to put all the MIN players in the spots where they’d be IF one thing didn’t happen, then later just move treadwell down or diggs off entirely)

        • MB

          Mb says:
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          @What’s a Drexl?: I’m moving Treadwell back. These are initial, my final rankings are more towards Friday. I put diggs at his ranking that I would have him if he does play. He is most likely playing so I’ll move Treadwell back to the 50s or 60s and leave Diggs where he is.

  13. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Snead or Fuller?

    ROS

    PPR

  14. yezzir11 says:
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    Would you drop ben fowler for willie snead or eric decker? My receiving corps is badly injured (OBJ, Diggs and Tate) and I’m scraping the waiver wire for some life at the WR position. I picked up golladay and funchess but I’m not sure who else to get. .5 PPR 10 team league.

    Thanks!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @yezzir11: I’d grab Snead

  15. Bobbo says:
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    Who you got for Q: Winston, Rivers, Taylor?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Bobbo: this week? Rivers

  16. JB2 says:
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    About to deal Amari and Russ Wilson (I have Watson and Tyrod)

    For

    Abdullah and D Baldwin. Am I winning this one? Thinking I can sell high on Coop and shore up my WR (I have Fitzy ????????????).

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @JB2: yeah you’re winning that, love Baldwin ROS

  17. Frank says:
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    Evening man!

    .5 PPR league, my TE’s have been dreadful (that’s putting it nice) I’ve been streaming every week & my streams haven’t worked lol. Would you look to deal my Sanu to acquire witten? Or continue to stream? Witten owner has 2 TEs & witten is on his bench-

    Orrr do a bigger deal with another owner where I deal hogan to get his Jimmy graham + either Derrick Henry, marqise lee, kearse, or Tevin Coleman (Coleman may be a stretch but hey who knows or Kupp) last week he offered me graham + Kupp & I give hogan.

    — personally I’d rather hold onto hogan but just seeing your thoughts, since TE for me up & down I’d rather do a low risk deal for witten if I deal Sanu or just stream:

    Week 8 stream options.
    – Ryan Griffin (@ Seattle & Houston coming off bye, week 7 Evan Engram faced Seahawks & had a very productive day

    – if golden Tate is out there’s ebron & Darren fells as options lions get Steelers, week 7 Bengals TE had a TD & was productive vs Steelers – someone had to be productive since Steelers are good vs WRs, they basically shut down green week 7

    – George kittle I actually just dropped him this AM he did nothing week 7 vs Dallas but gets phillly week 8. Jordan Reed had 2 TDs vs the eagles D on MNF & Vernon Davis the wildcard had 4 rec for 67 yds vs that same eagles D. Even with Reed cousins seems to like to also throw vernons way. But since Davis & Reed had success on MNF vs eagles will that be a spot for Kyle shanahan to exploit?

    – Vernon Davis hosts cowboys – seems even when Reed is healthy Washington still has plays drawn up for Davis

    – lastly there’s nick o Leary hosting the raiders but the raiders seemed to take kelce out of the game week 7.

    — looking at the wire doctson was dropped he clears waivers tomorrow Thursday is he worth an add dropping either Sanu or Burkhead?

    — or drop / hold Burkhead for either Deandre Washington, Jalen Richard, brieda, Tolbert, foreman, Booker, all Morris, DMC, ekeler. Ekeler would be the cuff for my Gordon- who’s now dealing with a foot issue

    Buenos noches amigo!

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @Frank:

      Hey Frank!

      I’d do the Witten deal, and if you end up looking for a streamer this week I like Griffin as well.

      Yeah I’d definitely pick up Doctson. I think it’s safe to drop Burkhead but you could drop Sanu if you think Belicheck is getting a wild hair up his ass which he often does. But dropping both isn’t a bad idea for Ekeler and Doctson

  18. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    MB! Good sir. How are you? I appreciated your advice last week. I am in a 0.5 PPR ten team league. Could you please help me with my line up for week 8? I appreciate it.

    QB1- Winston or Dalton? or Watson?
    RB1-Freeman? Miller? Coleman? C. Thompson?
    RB2-Elliott? Miller? Coleman? C.Thompson?
    WR- C. Hogan? Hopkins?
    WR2-Hopkins or Hogan?
    F-L. Miller? T. Coleman? D. C.Thompson?
    TE- Kroft
    K-Bryant
    D-HOU? or MIN?

    • MB

      Mb says:
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      @William Trill Cauley-Stein: of course!!

      Winston
      Freeman
      Elliott
      Hopkins
      Hogan
      C. Thompson
      Min D/St

      Good luck!

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