We are here today to point out the differences between the Razzball Rankings (which finished Top-3 in 2016) and those that ESPN has released to the masses. Haha, just kidding. You know, it used to be that Matthew Berry, Tristan Cockraft (lovely human being, totally serious. Met him at the LABR party down in Arizona Spring Training, probably one of the nicest guys in the industry along with Eno Sarris), and Eric Karabell submitted their rankings for the Accuracy Challenge that our friends over at FantasyPros host… After both Berry finishing in the lower 80’s back in 2015 and then Karabell finishing in the same area-ish (“ish” because I can’t remember exactly ) last season, they have yet to be seen this season putting their rankings to the test. So while I used to be able to compare our rankings to what the “industry” had made “standard” (parenthesis for sarcasm I suppose), the first thing you’ll notice with our yearly “Rankings Versus” series is that there won’t be any Matthew Berry. Whether that’s ultimately a good or bad thing, I’ll let you decide. Because, hey, I’m just that kind of guy. But don’t worry! Instead, we’ll be taking a look at how our “industry” leading rankings stack against the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings), and last season’s top “Accuracy Expert” (no sarcasm), Dalton Del Don from Yahoo! (do I have to yell it every time? Geez, that gets old real fast…) Sports, not to be confused with “Yoohoo! Sports”, which I do all the time. Then again, I usually confuse most things with chocolate drinks. Totally normal.

So be sure to check out our 2017 Fantasy Football Rankings, Auction Values, and our very own Cheat Sheet for any context you may need. I’d say that context needs more chocolate drink to be honest…

Jay Vs. The ECR

Players Jay Likes More Versus the ECR
Jay’s Rk PLAYER ECR Rk DIFF
171 Terrance Williams (DAL – WR) 239 68
184 Marquise Goodwin (SF – WR) 251 67
141 Torrey Smith (PHI – WR) 196 55
144 Devin Funchess (CAR – WR) 183 39
153 Mohamed Sanu (ATL – WR) 192 39
161 Allen Hurns (JAC – WR) 198 37
186 Tim Hightower (SF – RB) 223 37
56 Terrance West (BAL – RB) 82 26
135 Cole Beasley (DAL – WR) 161 26
174 Charles Clay (BUF – TE) 200 26

I really have no idea what’s going on with Torrey Smith. As many of the regular readers can attest to, I’ve never liked him in terms of fantasy. As a person, I just don’t know, but if he treats life like he does receiving yards, I don’t have much hope for him. So what’s changed? I’m not terribly sure if anything has, true, he has gotten out of San Francisco which probably raised his rankings by half all by itself. But I’m not sure how much volume the number two receiver will get in Philadelphia. There’s Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, and Darren Sproles to compete with, but on the flipside, another year on Carson Wentz’s belt (is that really where you want to put it bro?) should provide the offense with room to grow. So this is me basically saying I don’t get why I’m so high on Smith… maybe everyone else is just so low?

Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams always seem to hover in the top-200 for me, mostly because Dez Bryant‘s idea of a full season is a few weeks short of reality. Missing eight games the last two seasons will not just drop your own draft day value, but also raise those around you. A high tide lifts all boats type of situation, if you’re into the whole nautical thing. This far down the rankings, things start getting easily interchangeable so I wouldn’t read too much into my love for Terrance Williams, but Beasley seems like a good bet to have immense PPR value. Think of him as the Danny Woodhead of wide receivers, gritty (white), underrated (short and white), and a pass-catcher (a white pass-catcher).

Some other notable players that didn’t make the cut were Jamaal Williams (who I really really like), Chris Thompson (PPR Leagues), and Bilal Powell, who should make all Matt Forte owners a bit nervous.

Players Jay Likes Less Versus the ECR
Jay’s Rk PLAYER ECR Rk DIFF
191 Latavius Murray (MIN – RB) 141 -50
170 Jeremy Hill (CIN – RB) 125 -45
164 Jacquizz Rodgers (TB – RB) 131 -33
149 Samaje Perine (WAS – RB) 123 -26
139 Thomas Rawls (SEA – RB) 115 -24
116 Eddie Lacy (SEA – RB) 95 -21
177 Antonio Gates (LAC – TE) 156 -21
154 Zay Jones (BUF – WR) 136 -18
95 Danny Woodhead (BAL – RB) 79 -16
178 Alvin Kamara (NO – RB) 163 -15

While some may get the sense that I like Jeremy Hill less than my peers merely for personal reasons, then I say to you: Yeah, could be. The dude vultures more than actual vultures. Vultures actually call him up to get tips on their game. And do you even know what carrion eating does to your gums? I’ll tell you what: I don’t want to know. Taking a metaphor too far aside, I’m not sure what purpose he serves on your team. The Cincy backfield is not just crowded, but it’s crowed with plenty of middling talent (Giovani Bernard and Hill) mixed with potential talent in Joe Mixon. Even if you own everyone, it’ll be a fools errand to try and figure out who starts and is relegated to the bench, and based on what we’ve seen in the past, it’ll be Hill sitting on your bench with three carries, fifteen yards, and 28,456 touchdowns while Bernard has a 120 yard rushing day. I’m staying away from the whole depth chart, but especially Hill who just adds complications when setting your roster. It’s a weird reason, but I’m standing by it. Because science.

Looks like my Antonio Gates love has finally faded after nearly 15 years, just way children of divorce like it. I still like him as a streaming and bench option, but it’s pretty clear he’ll be getting few looks outside the red zone, and Hunter Henry has looked really solid, last season and this preseason.

Some other notable names that the ECR liked more than myself were Travis Kelce, Paul Perkins (the worst running back in the NFL, and Eddie Lacy could eat his favorite restaurant. Literally the actual restaurant.), Randall Cobb, and Terrelle Pryor.

Jay vs. Dalton Del Don

Players Jay Likes More Versus Dalton
Jay’s Rk PLAYER Don’s Rk DIFF
126 Robby Anderson (NYJ – WR) 205 79
58 Frank Gore (IND – RB) 135 77
132 Sterling Shepard (NYG – WR) 203 71
44 Bilal Powell (NYJ – RB) 106 62
138 Kenny Stills (MIA – WR) 196 58
101 Mike Wallace (BAL – WR) 150 49
146 J.J. Nelson (ARI – WR) 195 49
124 Jordan Matthews (BUF – WR) 169 45
59 Larry Fitzgerald (ARI – WR) 98 39
107 Corey Coleman (CLE – WR) 145 38

Of course the J-E-T-S Jets! require any football analysis to be graded on a curve… a very friendly one (we’re not monsters here!), but still, with Quincy Enunwa out for the year, they’ll have to throw it to someone other than Matt Forte and Bilal Powell… I think? Yeah, there’s something called a Hackenburg (Swedish ice cream company? Heisenberg, but with something stuck in his throat?) in charge of passing the football, but I’m surprised we’re that far apart on Robby Anderson.

Another huge gap (say hello to your mother for me) that raised an eyebrow was Frank Gore. I’m not a fan by any means, but seeing as how RB depth this season is almost non-existent, I’m happy to grab Gore up at the right spot. And I support ageism as much as the next Xennials, but not enough to justify a 77-spot difference.

I think the most general conclusion I can proffer here is that Del Don seemingly dislikes players who catch the ball for a living. Every player on that list is a receiver sans Powell (who I really really like this year) and Gore. Beyond that, it’s something I’ll be watching this season and deconstructing a bit, because sweeping generalizations generally don’t mean much.

Other names that I like more: Jamaal Williams, Allen Hurns, Rex Burkhead, Ameer Abdullah, Tevin Coleman, Eric Decker, and Keenan Allen.

Players Jay Likes Less Versus Dalton
Jay’s Rk PLAYER Don’s Rk DIFF
223 Joe Williams (SF – RB) 125 -98
247 James Conner (PIT – RB) 163 -84
240 Will Fuller (HOU – WR) 157 -83
219 Chris Conley (KC – WR) 140 -79
255 Brandon LaFell (CIN – WR) 178 -77
183 Robert Turbin (IND – RB) 111 -72
250 Paul Richardson (SEA – WR) 180 -70
200 O.J. Howard (TB – TE) 139 -61
213 Danny Amendola (NE – WR) 152 -61
118 John Brown (ARI – WR) 64 -54

I understand that O.J. Howard is garnering some hype, and while I’m willing to go all in with my Austin Hooper love, I’m a bit weary on what Howard will bring to the table. I like Joe Williams, I really do, but I still believe in Carlos Hyde, and while the current staff doesn’t have anything invested with Hyde, there’s enough talent there to hold Williams off for a while. A great handcuff to own though. (And even with the “likes less” label here, the same could be said for James Conner and Robert Turbin, legitimate handcuffs.)

And yeah, I’ll always like John Brown less. I think former John Brown owners can back me up there…

Some other interesting names we differ on: Kirk Cousins, Julius Thomas, Devante Parker, Andy Dalton (GINGER LOVER, I KNEW IT), Doug Martin, Paul Perkins (surprise, surprise) and Doug Martin

 

 

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  1. PaulZone says:
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    Have my keeper draft tonight and have the 2nd overall pick. My current keepers are:
    Brady
    McCoy
    Henry
    Benjamin
    Jeffery

    Who are you’re top 2 out of this list (won’t know who goes first). I am thinking I need a starting RB this year b/c I kept Henry but want to plan for future too.
    Fournette
    Cook
    Hunt
    McCaffery
    Montgomery
    Mixon

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PaulZone: McCoy and Brady. And yeah, agree on RB this year.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @PaulZone: oh, haha, misread. I’d say Hunt and Fournette.

  2. Nightpandas says:
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    Hunt and Cook

  3. BAC says:
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    QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, QB/RB/WR Flex. So basically 2Qb.

    5 pt passing TD. PPR.

    Jay, just found out I can’t keep Beckham. You said Wentz was a keeper previously, who should I keep out of the options below. Two keepers. Lose the pick of the round attached. Wentz and Adams? or

    Pick 2.
    Derek Carr 7th round
    Carson Wentz 13th round
    Davante Adams 13th round.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BAC: I’d go Wentz and Adams then, split up your value and try and nab a good QB2.

  4. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    12 team half PPR
    QB winston
    RB (2) hunt/melgor/gore/forte/white/j-will GB/j-will BUF
    WR (2) hill/cooks/hilton/marshall/white
    TE (1) rudolpho
    flex (1)
    K ?
    DEF ARI
    which white did you refer to as the mart bry drop?

  5. Dom says:
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    How do you think this draft went? Also for week 1 and for rest of the year what lineup would you use: 1 QB 2RB 2WR 1TE 1 Flex 1K 1DEF. Standard scoring 10 man league:

    QB Cam Newton
    RB Todd Gurley
    RB Lamar Miller
    RB Dalvin Cook
    RB Adrian Peterson
    RB Darren McFadden
    WR Julio Jones
    WR AJ Green
    WR Alshon Jeffery
    WR Keenan Allen
    WR Kelvin Benjamin
    WR Brandon Marshall
    TE Travis Kelce
    K Matt Bryant
    Def Panthers

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: digging it Dom. Being feeling good about Gurley lately.

    • Oliver says:
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      @Dom:
      No offense, but are your league mates a little slow? I am in a 10-team league as well, and I can count five guys on that team that were taken in the first two rounds of our draft. How did you make it out with all of them? Crazy!

      I ended up with Julio Jones and AJ Green as well, but because I am in a keeper league. Maybe I could imagine you have the 10th pick, and everyone passes on WRs in the first round, so you are able to get Julio and AJ at the turn, but then to get Gurley and Jeffrey at the next turn, 20 picks later? Who were the other managers drafting? Whole teams of Ks and DSTs? haha. Can I join your league and add some competition?

  6. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    14 team PPR, keep 2. how’s this one look. round, bye in ()
    QB (1) RW (5, 6)
    RB (2) hunt (1, 10,), crowell (2, 9), west (6, 10), stewart (10,11), j.williams BUF (14, 6), c.west (20, 10),
    WR (3) a.brown (K4, 9), parker (K21, 11), fitz (3, 8), wallace (8,10), beasley (13, 6)
    TE (1) fiedor (7,7), njoku (18,9)
    IR fuller (17, 7)
    K ?
    LB (2) kwon A (9,11), t.smith (11, 8), jarrod davis (19, 7)
    DB (2) neal (12, 5), burnett (15, 8)
    DL (1) bosa (16, 9)

    so got LB’s ranked 2,5,21st at FP, DL ranked 2, DB’s ranked 2 and 3 without overspending. luck went all the way down in the 180 range (lower than last 2 days where i’ve seen him around 105-120). kicker will be after i IR fuller.

  7. Chucky says:
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    Tell me something good about Matt Brieda. Tops at the combine. The new #2 guy in SF, while Hyde is in the last yr of a contract. Yet UDFA, why? Does he mesh in Shanny’s system?

    • Jay

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      @Chucky: I think he does. I think Joe Williams is the guy ultimately, and I think Hyde still has a lot to say. That being said, with RB depth the way it is, I’m gambling on anybody and everybody if the situation allows it.

  8. H says:
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    I’m having a hard time guaging Eric Deker and John Brown. Who do you prefer this season and is it close? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @H: I like Decker in all formats. I’ve owned Brown multiple times, too much feast or famine with him.

  9. Iguy says:
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    Hi Jay, I have Eddie Lacy and Darren McFadden on my team and the Zeke Owner has Thomas Rawls. If I was guaranteed the Cowboys starting RB until week 8, I’d hold. Given the new legal news, I’m not so sure. Is there value in doing a McFadden for Rawls swap, so I end up with a better chance at snagging the SEA starter, or am I giving away too much upside?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Iguy: I don’t think you’re giving up too much upside here, but I’d think the suspension is going to go through in some manner or form, so I’d treat McFadden as if he’s the guy for the next eight weeks.

  10. Bob barker come on down says:
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    Hey hey hey (fat Albert voice) Happy Saturday Jam Master Jay!
    Man can you believe 5 days until week 1 officially starts with pats vs KC

    .5 PPR, based on my squad would you advise in looking to pull off a trade prior to week 1’s kickoff? I’ve never done a trade prior to week 1 kick off before not sure if I should start now or just sit back & stand pat?

    Drum roll here’s the roster

    QB: Winston, I don’t own a back up & looks like Winston doesn’t have a bye until week 11 that’s also why I just drafted one QB. If Winston does struggle out of the gate top available QBs are Wentz & Palmer.

    RB1: David Johnson, hm I wonder if he’ll get a flashy nickname or maybe David Johnson the name will speak for itself.
    RB2: Melvin Gordon

    WR1: alshon
    WR2: martavis Bryant hopefully he can stay off the weed
    WR3: Devante Parker

    TE: hunter Henry not sure if I should be crazy excited with Henry as my starting TE but I did get him late so low risk I guess

    Flex: may change each week, but as of now I have Christian mcaffery there

    D & kicker I’ll be streaming not worth mentioning lol

    Bench: Kareem hunt, Brandon Marshall, maclin, snead, hogan, Smallwood, Jamaal Williams, deangelo Henderson, Abdullah

    1.) based on my roster would you look to do a trade ASAP before the week 1 kick off? Trade my Gordon to receive a top level WR? What about either mike Evans, Baldwin, Michael Thomas, or any other WRs you can recommend in receiving by dealing Gordon?

    2.) stand pat & hold onto to Gordon. Do you think the new Chargers coach will be beneficial to Gordon?

    3.) look to trade my Abdullah + either Parker or Marshall to acquire a better WR? If you recommend that which level / examples of WRs should I target in dealing away Abdullah + WR?

    Flip side if I don’t do any trades thoughts on dropping either Smallwood, Henderson or snead?
    Snead is suspended but is he a good stash in the mean time?

    Available RBs kerwynn Williams DJ cuff, Oliver Gordon cuff, Jonathan Williams, Duke Johnson

    Available WRs: Kupp, galloday, Kendall wright, funchess, Paul Richardson, JJ Nelson

    Available TEs: fleener, Jared cook, gates, Engram

    Thanks man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob barker come on down: Sup Barker! Based on your roster, not really. I’d hold onto Gordon there, RBs are going to be hard to come by. And yes, I love that the Chargers are switching to zone blocking for the specific purpose of helping Gordon even more. I know your WRs seem weak, they are the weakest part of your team, but I’m okay standing pat for now. They should provide enough, at least enough for you to gauge what you’ll need in a few weeks…

      • Bob barker come on down says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks man! You’d stand pat as well with the waiver adds? Do you see deangelo Henderson being valuable this season at some point?

        Just read the pats acquired Philip Dorsett from colts in exchange for Brisset. Also Sammie Coates to browns , chargers WR mike Williams won’t go on pup so that’s something worth monitoring, and skins released Matt jones. Craziness today!

        If matt jones ends up on a RB needy team such as Baltimore, Philly, Chiefs, Giants is he worth a speculative add? Granted if he goes to those teams or anywhere he’ll prob be a back up / rotational back

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Bob barker come on down: Yeah, unless something drastic happens… could be my own style, generally unless I’m streaming, I generally stand pat just to see what my team can do week 1.

          And yeah, I think the team matters with Jones.

  11. Once I was Matt Carpenter says:
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    I’m in a 12 man league where we keep 4 players every year. We start 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, and a TE.
    1/2 point PPR

    Would you swap out any of my RBs for Forte who was just dropped? Also, what do you think of the team?

    QB Wilson
    RB Freeman, Gurley
    WR Evans, AJ Green
    TE Olsen
    Bench – E. Sanders, Landry, Theo Riddick, Lacy, Procise, Kamara

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Once I was Matt Carpenter: Yeah, I wouldn’t mind getting him over Prosise, just to keep the upside and value guys around. Prosise could be good too. And the team looks pretty solid!

  12. The Harrow says:
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    PPR dynasty, j.will GB or prosise or sims

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: i see your dynasty rankings have prosise highest, even with a large bump to j-will compared to consensus.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Harrow: I’m calling Williams for long term. Prosise is higher because he might give you a better return this year only.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Jay: crap, just took prosise. max 5 active RB and have hyde/d.johnson/stewart/perine/prosise 16 team full PPR dynasty.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @The Harrow: it’s fine, I still like him.

  13. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    20 team league, just lost kerley. PPR. is this about right order for waivering: smith-schuster, b.miller, a.wilson. also have humphries, in case a 2nd of these is better than him.

    2. hold mccown (backup for stafford) or grab brissett IND?

  14. Allan says:
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    The razzball draft I’m in right now doesn’t have safeties. Just cornerbacks. Is this normal?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: This is not normal. Who was the commish? That should have been changed.

      • Allan says:
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        @Jay: Zach. Though I wouldn’t want to throw anyone thrown under the bus.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Allan: naw, he won’t get into trouble… thanks!

  15. DT says:
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    Hey Jay.

    trying to upgrade my QB situation. was hoping to get your thoughts on possibilities. 14 team .5 ppr .5 rush attempt league (new to me)

    QB: Palmer
    RB: D. Johnson, Crowell
    WR: Watkins, Tate, Parker
    TE: Rudolph
    Flex: McCaffrey
    Bench: B. Marshall, C. Coleman, J. White, Cutler

    Definitely want to upgrade on the Palmer/Cutler duo. Who would you put on the block? Or would you try to package a couple guys to get an elite WR? Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DT: It’s a good team, and a nice RB combo there. WRs make me a little nervous, but I think you can survive your QBs.

  16. Jim says:
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    Deep league Q- Im racking my brain trying to make room for Paul Richardson- 0.5 PPr

    Possible drops- Chris Thompson- Kinda like him a lot
    Cole Beasley- Same as CT
    Taylor Gabriel- Idk what to think here
    Sterling Sheppard- Highest ranked but is there enough pie for sheppard to eat?
    Kamara- Id like to see a real game of his usage… possible slot touches w snead out?
    Smallwood- Not enough info to drop yet right?
    Marq Lee- Kinda like him

    I feel these are the huge descions, anybody whoes playable is super valuable as this is a super deep league- Tbh i cant belive richardson is even there still,especially after the kearse trade, have to act quick

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jim: I like Thompson, Beasley too!

      I think Gabriel is the obvious drop, but not so obvious because of the deep league you’re in. I don’t mind it though.

      • Jim says:
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        @Jay: Yea i had my hand on that trigger last night but researching Gabriel and hes got some pretty incredible stats as well- 3rd in ypc, was a wr2 second half in standard last year, 3rd in yards before contact and has pretty much produced any time hes been healthy and NOT had Johhny Manziel under center

        You high on Richardson? Feel this guy has blow up potential and will get his chance out the gates

  17. ThE sHiT says:
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    Drafting in 30 min. Can you give me a few names to target late? I saw you like Joe Williams, i like James Conner…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Jamal Williams, Austin Hooper, Tyrell Williams…

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Jay: ty williams IF he’s going late in drafts people are stupid silly.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @The Harrow: I agree, but I’ve seen him drop.

  18. Clos says:
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    Whatsup Jay? 12 man ppr. Would you drop Moncreif for Abdullah?

    Qb- Wilson
    WR- Dez Bryant, Martavis Bryant, Sammy Watkins, Willie Snead, Thielen, Moncreif
    RB- Le’veon Bell, Fournette, Mixon
    TE- Witten

    Abdullah just got dropped. Should I drop Moncreif for him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clos: yeah, I would.

  19. B.o.B says:
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    Standard 10 team league…because my team last year was so bad, I was able to obtain an extra 2nd and 6th round pick this year. I have the 5th pick in our upcoming draft and really struggling on what strategy I should go with from this spot and with these extra picks. Curious what your strategy would be. My early overall picks in this 10 team league are: 5, 16, 18, 25, 36

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @B.o.B: every draft is different, but I’d corner the RB market.

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Jay: so assuming Johnson, Bell, Brown and Jones are gone, who you like at 5? And then who would you like to target at 16 and 18?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @B.o.B: Best available on the 16 and 18, and RB on the first. McCoy, Gordon…

          • B.o.B says:
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            @Jay: thanks buddy!

  20. Playadlc says:
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    Got offered an interesting trade and wanted your thoughts…this is my team: this is a 12 team, PPR league

    QB – Rodgers, Mariotta
    RB – L. Bell, Carlos Hyde, Gio Bernard, D. Sproles, T. Rawls
    WR – T. Hill, E. Sanders, D. Parker, C. Hogan, Martavius Bryant
    TE – Jordan Reed

    Got offered, Joe Mixon, AJ Green, WR John Brown and Zack Ertz for Aaron Rodgers, Carlos Hyde, Martavius Bryant and Jordan Reed.

    Do it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Playadlc: I’d hold there. I like the Rodgers side.

  21. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Standard 10-tm dynasty, start 2 wr and a flex. I really need to rebuild at RB. Give #1 pick in rookie/FA draft for #s 5 & 6, or hold? Would likely end up with one (maybe both) of Mixon & D. Cook, and if only one is left I’d probably grab M. Bryant with the 6 pick. I assume Fournette, McCaffrey & Hunt go before #5, but it’s also entirely possible Mixon ends up a better dynasty asset than any of them.

  22. royce says:
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    rather have ted ginn or randall cobb for the year?

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @royce: ginn probably. cobb’s now had years of being mostly crap, ginn’s never been in a super high throwing level team like now, and till snead is back he’ll gain value.

  23. Christopher Griffin says:
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    Hi Jay,

    I drafted this team ths afternoon. Thoughts? It’s a 12 team Standard League.

    QB Wilson, Eli Manning
    RB M.Gordon, D Cook, D. Henry, Jamal Williams
    WR Michael Thomas, Tyreke Hill, Tyrell William, Moncrief
    TE Kelce, Brate, Henry

    Cheers

  24. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Hey Jay! If you wondered L Miller would you rather own D’Onta Foreman or Marlon Mack?

  25. Dave says:
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    2 QB PPR league my team –
    QB- Winston
    QB – Dal
    WR – Brandin Cooks
    WR – Demaryius Thomas
    WR – Davonte Adams
    RB – David Johnson
    RB – Bilal Powell
    TE – Kyle Rudolph
    Flex – Davante Parker

    Bench – Garcon
    Bench – Gore
    Bench – Sam Bradford
    Bench – Dalvin Cook
    Bench – Kevin White

    I just traded AJ Green and Riddick for Brandin Cooks and Dalvin Cook was it a bad move for me? Also, should I drop anybody and try to pick up Mack somehow?

    Thanks!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: I like it. And hold on Mack.

  26. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    I have frank gore as an rb3 in a 12 team non ppr. Is Mack still the handcuff/upside guy now that the Colts signed matt jones? Is Matt breida gonna have value now that Joe Williams is i.r.?

    Thanks

    TfD

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Upside guy still, Jones probably the handcuff. A little bit, but still think Hyde keeps his job.

      • Brent

        The Fantasy Dick says:
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        @Jay: So do I add Jones and keep him and mack on bench instead of hoping for breida? Or ditch handcuffs and add ted Ginn and britt or zay Jones and hope gore has 1 more season in him?

  27. Clos says:
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    Hey Jay 12 man ppr league. Should I drop Witten for Doyle? Doyle just got dropped. Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clos: yeah, I’d do that.

  28. Dave says:
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    Just did first draft. 10 team standard with bonuses for 100 yds receiving and rushing in a game and 300 yds passing in a game.

    QB – Brees, Big Ben
    RB – Murray, Hyde, Montgomery, Kelley, Henry
    WR – Jones, Cooper, M. Bryant, T. Williams, J. Brown
    TE – Walker, Hooper
    K – Lutz
    D/ST – Az

    Was thinking of proposing this: I get Mariota and AJ Green. I give Brees and Hyde. Does that seem fair to you? I’ve succeeded in this league by having qb/rb/wr stacks before and think the Titans’ one can be a good one too. Plus AJ Green is a stud. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dave: it seems fair, and yeah, I like this trade for you.

  29. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    16 tm league, 7th pick…do I go Elliott???

  30. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay. In a full point ppr league, would you go with Kearse, Sanu, or Kenny Stills? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: I like Sanu there, scary…

  31. Jerry says:
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    Also, Breida, Marlon Mack or Perine? Thanks again!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Perine there. Mack if it’s longterm.

  32. Clos says:
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    Tevin Coleman was dropped in my 12 man ppr. Are you dropping Thielen, Snead or Abdullah for him? I know Snead is suspended but I liked him coming into the season

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clos: I’m dropping Thielan, I still love Snead.

  33. Brent

    The Fantasy Dick says:
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    Thoughts on my team? 16 team, non-ppr, idp, 7th pick

    Qb – Matt Stafford
    Wr – keenan allen
    Wr – Michael Crabtree
    Wr – ted ginn
    Rb – Melvin Gordon
    Rb – todd gurley
    Te – Tyler eifert
    Flex – bilal powell
    K – koo (chargers new kicker)
    Lb – Bobby Wagner
    Lb – jatavis brown
    Dl – demarcus Lawrenceville
    Dl – Noah Spence
    Db – landing Collins
    Db – reshad Jones
    Bench – Kevin white
    Bench – jamaal Charles
    Bench – Matt breda
    Bench – Joe flacco
    Bench – jared cook

    • Brent

      The Fantasy Dick says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: Should I offer up STafford for Rivers? Since I have allen and gordon? or do you like Stafford better this year? thnnks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The Fantasy Dick: like it. WR makes me a little nervous, but I love your RBs.

  34. Dom says:
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    Who to start at flex season long and first week?

    WR Alshon Jeffery
    RB Dalvin Cook
    WR Kelvin Benjamin
    RB Darren Mcfadden
    WR Keenan Allen
    RB Adrian Peterson

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: probably Allen on both counts, but double check my week 1 rankings this upcoming Thursday.

  35. nightpandas says:
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    16 team standard, how am I looking…little Tehol looking..

    QB – Palmer
    RB – Gurley, Hyde
    WR – Evans, Jordan Matthews, Diggs
    TE – Graham
    Flex – R Kelley
    BN – Semien, Mack, Smallwood, Darkwa, Ju Ju, Torrey Smith
    DEF- Denver
    K – Crosby

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @nightpandas: yeah, that just needs more Domonic Brown. I like the team. Love the bench, and Gurley and Hyde is getting mixed hype this year, I believe in both.

  36. Blake says:
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    Jay, I downloaded the top 200 rankings and the column that shows + or – vs ADP seems to be not working – it gives different numbers when I open up the excel sheet. Is there a glitch somewhere?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blake: hmm, could be a FP error, I’ll keep an eye on it tonight when I update the rankings.

  37. Joseph Reilly says:
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    Need some help on keepers for a standard 12 team ESPN League. Need to keep two of these four guys: OBJ, Dez Bryant, Alshon, Brady

    Leaning OBJ and Brady at the moment due to Alshon and Dez injury concerns… OBJ’s ankle isn’t help this either.

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I’d do OBJ and Dez, but Brady is close.

  38. Dirty d says:
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    Keep Martavis Bryant or Tyreek Hill as a 13th rounder? 1ppr 12 team. I know its preseason but Kc offense worries me.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dirty d: I’d say Hill, I agree with you, but I think hypothetically, Hill would go higher in a draft than Bryant. It’s a value call.

  39. Brian says:
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    Would you rather hold Gio Bernard or J. Williams in non ppr league ?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Bernard, but it’s super close.

  40. Jdubs says:
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    Yo Jay!

    What do you think of this trade: My McFadden and Britt or Maclin for demaryius Thomas? I’m in a 14 team standard. I’m having a hard time deciding between maclin or Britt,they feel about the same in value to me. Here’s my roster right now:

    QB: luck, palmer
    Rb: Bell, miller, Martin, McFadden
    Wr: martavis Bryant, Watkins, maclin, Britt, Corey Davis
    Te: gronk

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jdubs: I like it a lot for you. I’d do it.

  41. Once I was Matt Carpenter says:
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    I’m in a 10 ppr league. Would you make any swaps?
    QB – mariota
    RB – ayayj, crowell
    wr – beckham, hopkins
    te – reed
    flex – lamar miller, c. anderson
    bench – garcon, woodhead, rudolph, cousins, j. matthews, decker

    free agents = snead, amendola, corey davis

    thanks

  42. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – after all your drafts, who are the players you wish you had more shares of?

    I am drafting tonight in a 14 team .5 PPR league… it’s going to be brutal with the thin bench.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I feel like I’m missing a lot on TEs a lot this year. CJA and some other RB2s have been eluding me too. I keep forgetting to buy low on Marvin Jones as well…

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Follow up – who were the players you found you reached for most of the time 2-3 rounds ahead of ADP?

        I saw your rankings, but wanted to get a feel for which players you are highest on. I feel like in a 14 team draft, all hell breaks loose by the 4th round and ADPs are thrown out the window.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Haha, probably Philip Rivers, but that’s my own damn fault.

          I’d say, again, RB2s… I found myself reaching a lot for questionable guys, like Lynch, Gore, Miller etc, just because I started getting nervous about depth. TEs again, even guys like Henry are going really quick.

          Even PPR RBs I had a hard time coming buy and decided to grab as soon as was feasible, like Tevin Coleman and Bilal Powell.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: I was thinking Danny Woodhead around the 100th pick… is that about right?

            Late guys I’m thinking of getting after (90% off of the sleeper posts): John Conner, Branden Oliver, and Marlon Mack

            other RBs I am thinking of reaching for: Wendell Smallwood, Chris Thompson, and James White who will probably be in the 4th – 6th round targets in my draft

            With Jonathan Williams getting cut, does it matter who the backup RB is? None of those names are that exciting.

            Finally – Kevin White… he’s now the top WR for the bears and in a spot similar to Torrey Smith with the Niners last year – is he going to be worth a spot or will he more likely bomb out like Torrey did last season?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Yeah, that sounds about right. I like him a lot, but I’d assume he only plays half a season.

              I like Conner and Mack, not so much Oliver unless Gordon goes down. Love Smallwood, been able to grab him everywhere, same with Thompson. White is worth a spot, but I wouldn’t be surprised by a Torrey-like year.

          • Steve Anus says:
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            @Jay: west is who i’m grabbing rounds ahead, from lynch’s ADP you almost can’t go 2-3 rounds ahead for him (he’s already too early to say that) gore/west in similar boat of ADP too. miller i agree with as well, but he costs a lot more than gore and west.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Steve Anus: Yeah, totally agree with your assessment here.

  43. knucks says:
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    I know that the CB/DB situation was fixed in my league with Maher. But it looks like it hasn’t been yet in the league I’m in with Jen Warner. And then the third RCL league that I’m in Mike hasn’t happened yet. Do you know if that is getting fixed league by league, rather than all leagues at once?

    Also. on Fantrax, it doesn’t look like PPR points will accrue. Am I missing something?

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @knucks: it would be fixed by each comish. all of it is easy for them to do, but you’d have to be comish to do it.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @knucks: It should be fixed, but I’ll send another group email. The best way to do this is to reach out to your commish and verify they made the changes. I’ve been doing the same…

      But reaching out here is just as well. Thanks!

  44. Steve Anus says:
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    20 team PPR now with:
    QB (1) stafford/brissett (gambled and dropped mccown here, could be screwed if mccown keeps job and brissett never gets it, hopefully this hurts in ONLY one week of course, and by week 7 staff’s bye mccown might’ve been out of job anyway, maybe outside shot if luck is back by like week 3 i could go back)
    RB (2) gurley/west/forte/j-will GB/j-allen BAL (handcuff not bad idea)
    WR (3) hill/crabtree/beasley/a-stewart/humphries/smith-schuster
    TE (1) ertz/miller
    flex (1)
    K folk (might be able to get gano or dawson shortly)
    DEF IND (@ LAR week 1, due to 8 teams still having DEF backups only CHI/NO/CLE/SF left)
    IDP flex (1) j.hicks LB
    LB (2) ogletree/s.lee
    DT (1) buckner
    S (1) burnett
    CB (2) d.worley/breeland
    DE (1) dunlap

    1. hold j.allen BAL or go with any of: pumphrey/spiller/benny cunningham/henderson/blue?

    2. drop any of my WR for any of: quick/cooper/brax miller/inman. the rater says smith-schuster for inman at least. or brax miller.

    • Steve Anus says:
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      @Steve Anus: or 3. drop one of the WR for one of the listed RB’s.

      • Steve Anus says:
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        @Steve Anus: snap, kerley (who i drafted from how much the rater loved him, then dropped for smith-shuster) is visiting NYJ today, and if he goes back there would destroy r.anderson and way more so a.stewart’s value entirely. i can’t waiver him since it’s in freakin yahoo and i dropped him, but if that signing comes out (i might get lucky he’s off waivers tonight) grabbing 2 of inman/kerley over smith-shuster and probably a.stewart (or humphries) seems in order.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Steve Anus: Yeah, agree here. I like Stewart as well, after Inman.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Anus: I’d hold on 1. And yeah, Schuster for Inman makes a lot of sense.

      • Steve Anus says:
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        @Jay: i guess with kerley now back it’s kerley/a-stew (but he could easily be completely screwed with now kerley and kearse in tow, along with r.anderson)/inman/humphries/brax miller/jjss

        • Steve Anus says:
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          @Steve Anus: got kerley over jjss. but then i looked at the projector and the reason it has inman higher than humphries is that it projects inman for more play than tyrell williams, which doesn’t sound right. also, humphries only competiton at the back end appears to be godwin (and sims of course), whereas inman has benjamin, m.williams

  45. the imp says:
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    Hey Jay,

    How long would you hold Luck for waiver wire fodder with this 12 team PPR? I got kind of stuck yesterday and drafted 2 QBs against my better judgement with the idea that Luck’s upside in round 11 could be league winning in a 6 pt TD for QB league.

    Starters
    Palmer
    DJohnson/McCoy
    Hilton/Jeffery/ARob
    Eifert

    Bench
    Powell
    Garcon/Marshall

    • the imp says:
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      @the imp: and Luck on the bench, of course.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @the imp: I would hold at least two weeks probably, though I know it’ll be jam. You’re right on the upside, I drafted him in a similar fashion with the same thinking in the RCLs…

  46. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – in a 14 team league – what’s the strategy with QBs? Is it too deep to go late and try to stream?

    I got bent over last year by going late and getting Bortles in a 10 team league, so this year i feel like i might over compensate…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: If you miss the boat on Tier 1, I’d target Tier 4 in a 14-teamer. Might be too difficult to stream in a league this big…

  47. William Hung says:
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    @Jay: Based on your rankings, T4 has the likes of – Big Ben, Rivers, Stafford, Dalton, Luck, Manning and Taylor – if I end up with Luck, would you pair him with Palmer or Wentz to get through Week 1 and maybe Week 2?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yeah, I would. I think if you’re betting on Luck, you can gamble even more there. Heck, I wouldn’t mind even throwing Cutler out there for a few weeks if it meant a better roster elsewhere.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: My commish just updated the league settings to include 20 yards for 1 point on return yards – what players get a boost?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: is JJ still returning? I’d look at all WR/PRs and probably Sproles gets a boost.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: oh, I also have an IR spot to use – who would be your top 3 stashes?

            • jason batteiger says:
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              @William Hung: here we go, ginn (big bump), hill (he becomes a early 2nd rounder nearly, if it was 10 yards per point he’s pretty much a 1st, add at least 10 to his ADP though), lockett gets a big bump. some others for deeper spots (cooper LAR, a.roberts ATL, dola, crowder/tate/sanders get smaller bumps)

            • Steve Anus says:
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              @William Hung: if we look at his ROS rankings fuller’d be a top 3 easily.

              • Jay

                Jay says:
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                @Steve Anus: Yes, I agree. Big on Fuller, he should be a must add in that situation.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @William Hung: palmer and definitely. i’d lay more than 50/50 you’ll not like anything luck’s doing till post week 2. palmer’s got a well known weak starting season schedule.

  48. Bye Felisha says:
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    2 leagues and nobody took a last round flier on jamal Charles. Crazy ain’t it.

    I got him in both leagues.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Yeah, I’m grabbing him late everywhere just in case. Worse lottery tickets, for sure.

    • 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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      @Bye Felisha: clay has been disturbingly scary to own in last 1.5 years or so (the floor is very nasty). could get better this year with BUF gutting their roster but i’d wait to see it.

  49. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay. Brate, Clay, or Gates this year? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Brats for upside, Gates for floor.

    • 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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      @Jerry: crap, this went just above in wrong spot

      clay has been disturbingly scary to own in last 1.5 years or so (the floor is very nasty). could get better this year with BUF gutting their roster but i’d wait to see it.

  50. Jerry says:
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    Forgot to mention, I’m in a full point, ppr league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: I think the same.

  51. Drekkan says:
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    In a standard score Espn 2wr 2rb one flex league. Current roster

    QB: Wentz/Taylor
    RB: Howard
    RB: Ajayi
    WR: Alston Jeffry
    WR: Tyreek Hill
    TE: jimmy Graham
    Flex: Kareem Hunt

    Bench
    RB: T. West
    WR: A. Thielen
    WR: T. Williams
    WR: t. Gunna jr
    QB: wentz/Taylor

    One guy in the league fucked up gis autodraft and ended up with Rodgers, Brady, Brees, and Russell Wilson. I’ve offered West for Wilson. He counters any of Brady, Wilson, or Bree’s for Hill.

    Worth it to go Hill for Brady?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Drekkan: yes on Brady, but it’s a close trade.

  52. Dom says:
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    Hey I’m doing a special kind of league where I pick 1 QB 3 RB 3 WR and 1 TE each week from any player in the NFL. I also get bonus points if I set a range of points I think each player will score and then they score in that range. The narrower the range the more points I get. So I was wondering if you could give me your lineup based on these positions for week 1? And maybe give me a scoring range for each. THANKS!!!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom: too broad to answer on that. We can probably figure it out when rankings come out.

  53. William Hung says:
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    My team sux… i fell apart at the end of my draft.

    QB – Rivers, Palmer (for the fav early schedule)
    WR – Cooper, Crowder, Martavis, DeVante Parker, Will Fuller (IR)
    RB – Freeman, Ty-Mont, Woodhead, Jacquizz (early workhorse status), Jamaal Williams (Ty-Mont insurance)
    K – Yunghoe Koo
    DEF – LA Rams

    • William Hung says:
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      I forgot TE – stuck with Antonio Gates

      I’m thinking of picking up a TE with the free roster spot from Will Fuller IR, so here are the slim pickings: Dwayne Allen, Charles Clay, David Njoku, Zach Miller, Vance McDonald, Vernon Davis.

      Best of the W/R/T – Kenny Golladay, Chris Thompson, Nelson Algholor, Torrey Smith, DeAndre Washington, Wendell Smallwood, Marlon Mack, Robert Woods

      Where would you go with my free spot?

      • 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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        @William Hung: is that a 14? i THINK it’s too good to be a 16, but seems to be too weak to be a 12 too. the projection machine likes miller and njoku i think more than gates and the others. v.davis probably moves to head of pack if reed is ruled out though. koo’s name i literally saw for the first time today (haven’t picked up kickers yet in most leagues)

          • 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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            @William Hung: yeah that’s almost always done to save money, lambo was fine though and still should be on a rookie contract so this might one of the few times it was done for a different reason. who to pick up (RB or WR) probably has to do with if you start 2 WR or 3. but gotta think smallwood is bigger upside guy (or golladay) at this point.

  54. Jagan says:
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    12 Team PPR
    My team isweak on RBs and I was offered Leonard Fournette for Kenan Allen.Should I do the trade?

    My team is
    QB:Stafford/Palmer
    RB:Hunt/Smallwood/Kamara/Breida
    WR: Baldwin/Dez Bryant/Keenan Allen/Terelle Pryor/Robby Anderson/Kupp
    TE:Walker/Doyle

    Thanks
    Jagan

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jagan: naw, I’d want Allen.

  55. Blint says:
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    Hello Jay,
    I usually play Fantasy Baseball and Basketball
    First year playing football. I used your rankings and drafted a team this year :)
    Please let me know how I did . one point PPR league . 1 qb , 2WR, 2RB, 1TE, 1 W/T, 1 W/R/T

    QB- Matt Ryan

    RB- Jay Ajayi , Isaiah Crowell, c j Anderson, Darren Sproles,Chris Thompson

    WR- Jordy Nelson,Michael Crabtree,Sammy Watkins,Pierre Garcon,Jeremy Maclin,John Brown,Cole Beasely , Devin Funchess

    TE- Gronk , Eric Ebron

    K- Matt Bryant

    Def – Rams

    Since its a PPR league I went heavy on WR for my UTIL spots!

    Waiver wire has a few options like Amendola , Mike Wallace,Stills,Marqise Lee,Gabriel,Julius Thomas , Coby Fleener , Sanu, Paul Richardson

    Should I roll with everyone I drfated or make a change or two?
    Thank you so much!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blint: Welcome to the Football side!

      I like the team, love CJA this season for where he’s going, I think Thompson was wise in PPR. It’s a strong team and then on top you have Gronk. I think hold for now and see how Week 1 goes!

  56. Nightpandas says:
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    12 team std

    Qb- Cousins
    Rb – Gurley (k), Mixon
    Wr – Cooper (k), M Thomas
    Te – Gronk (k)
    Flex – T West
    BN Rb – J Williams, Forte, Burkhead
    BN Wr – Britt, Snead, K White
    K – Lutz
    Def – KC

    Thoughts on last nights draft? Trying to trade for another RB

    • Jay

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      @Nightpandas: I think it’s alright. RB2 and Flex are questionable, but I love Coop and Thomas this year, and I’m a Gurley believer. Love the bench too. I think it’ll hold up!

  57. Synyster says:
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    How am I looking? 12 man half ppr and I had the 11th pick.

    QB – Kirk Cousins (7)
    WR – Brandin Cooks (2)
    WR – Keenan Allen (4)
    RB – Jay Ajayi (1)
    RB – Dalvin Cook (3)
    Flex – Tyreek Hill (5)
    TE – Jordan Reed (6)
    K – Matt Bryant (12)
    DEF – Pittsburgh (13)
    B – Bilall Powell (8)
    B – Eric Decker (9)
    B – Mike Wallace (10)
    B – Jamaal Charles (11)
    B – Sproles (14)

    • Jay

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      @Synyster: Looking good, a lot of talent. The RB2 makes me nervous, but I love Allen in half-PPR and Cooks+Hill should hold you over. With the bench, you have a very balanced team.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks, what do you think for week 1? Any changes?

        QB – Cousins
        WR1 – Cooks vs LC
        WR2 – K.Allen @ Den
        RB1 – D.Cook vs No
        RB2 – Powell @ Buf
        TE – Reed vs Phi
        Flex – T.Hill @ Ne

        Bench:
        Ajayi ppd TB
        Decker vs Oak
        M.Wallace @ Cin
        J.Charles vs LAC
        Sproles @ Was

  58. ryanoger says:
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    10 team .5 ppr keeper (*’s were my keepers)

    QB-a rodgers*
    WR-mike evans*
    WR-dougy baldwin
    RB-DeMarco*
    RB-jordan howard*
    TE-greg olsen
    FLEX-lynch

    bench
    e sanders, willie snead
    darren mcfadden, marlon mack, jamaal williams, prosise

    k-gostkowski
    def-KC

    Thoughts on team? Thanks jay for all your rankings, huge help!
    I missed out on tyrell williams kinda bummed about that, any of the guys below over my dudes?

    FAs-C West, Chris Thompson, Jeremy Hill, Latavius, Breida, cooper cupp, agholor, perriman

    thanks jay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: It’s a good team, especially having Rodgers there didn’t seem to hurt your WRs and RBs too much. And I would hold at the moment, I really like your bench right now.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks man, appreciate it!

  59. fudgemybudge says:
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    12T half ppr
    Would u give McF and ARob for R Kelley and K White?
    To a zeke owner.

    Also- would u take ARob or Olsen at Flex ROS
    Thx

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @fudgemybudge: Yeah, I’m okay with that in a PPR league. And I’d do Olsen at the moment, double check my week 1 rankings tomorrow.

  60. William Hung says:
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    @Jay: Here is my 14 teamer

    QB – Philip Rivers
    RB – Freeman, Ty-Mont
    WR – Cooper, Crowder, Martavis
    TE – Gates
    Flex – Parker
    K – Koo
    DEF – Rams
    Bench
    QB – Palmer
    RB – Woodhead, Jac Rodgers, Jamaal Williams (Ty-Mont insurance)
    WR – ???
    IR – Will Fuller

    My question is who to pick up since I can stash Will Fuller on IR:
    -Paul Richardson, Nelson Agholor, Golladay, or the Jets WRs Kerley or Kearse, or go upside and get a second TE in Kittle?
    -Surprisingly, both Smallwood and Thompson are available… kind of makes me regret drafting Woodhead

    • William Hung says:
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      forgot to add – scoring is .5 PPR and 1 point per 20 return yards, which is why i’ reached 1 round for Crowder.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Hmm, I’d say see what upside can do with Kittle. And yeah, I’m on the Smallwood band wagon.

  61. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    uhoh, GODdell after refusing to listen to his own prime investigator for the zeke case when she claimed that there’s really no evidence here for a suspension since he wanted to suspend and he does what he wants, is now forcing MIA/TB to keep trucking that money to the NFL while having to play 16 weeks in a row. this hurts me most in winston leagues of course. here’s one, a 12 team PPR with 10 return yards per point (so yeah t.hill went in 2nd round before i could get him)
    QB (1) winston/flacco (good thing i grabbed him over a kicker)
    RB (2) howard/hunt/t.west/forte/vereen/j.will (GB)
    WR (2) green/DT (DEN)/fitz/lockett (returns)/t.williams (LAC)/c.davis
    TE rudolph
    flex (1)
    K ?
    DEF PHI (removing for LAR this week)
    who’s my kicker drop, gotta think c.davis?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Yeah, I think it is Davis.

      And yeah, Goodell is a mess, for sure.

  62. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    that 20 team dynasty where the rush yards are worth 1 pt every 10 and receiving every 15 per 1 point. and i need at least 10 WAS players so this cravens stuff isn’t good at all, esp since it doesn’t appear yahoo lets you IR inactive/suspended types. we do have 5 IR slots, so i could do that if the site was better. also with burfict suspended, AND TB having a week 1 bye and buccannon out for week 1 at least i will only be able to play 1 active LB out of 3. awful.
    QB (1) cousins/goff
    RB (1) perine/kelley/c.thompson/blount
    WR (2) benjamin/pryor/gabriel/treadwell/jj nelson/doctson (so way better WR depth than RB, traded away AP for pryor)
    TE (1) reed/v.davis/brate
    flex (1)
    IR m.williams

    the ATL guy has both m.jones/turbin, which of those is better nab if i can move gabriel for one?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: never thought of this yet but i could also just drop him for one of sims/drake/henderson. if/when ayayi were to get hurt drake could skyrocket in value.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: I’d say Jones, he’s someone who I wanted to target a bunch in this year’s drafts but could never quite land him.

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diary of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        @Jay: this is a 12 team .2 PPR keep 6 league where the comish got dirty and last second says we’re “now drafting non-snake” just when he for the first time last year got last. i’m done with this league and am starting a better version in fantrax. i won it (2 years ago had by far best team in season, had 3 RB get hurt in week 12 or so, lost in playoffs). draft starts in round 7.
        QB (start 1, max 3) dak (8), flac , bradford
        RB (start 3, max 6) mccoy (K), howard (K), montgomery (7), t.west (10), smallwood (12), j.will GB (15)
        WR (start 3, max 6) jordy (K), julio (K), jeffery (K), a-rob (K), britt (9), fuller (29, enough IR slots, problem is they count towards the max 6)
        TE (1, 3) ertz (9), fiedor (18), cook (24)
        flex (2, can be a TE)
        K (1, max 3) hopkins (28, some were drafting 2nd kickers)
        team D (1, max 3) CAR (14), BAL (27)
        LB (2, max 3) ogletree (13), t.smith (17), kirksey (23)
        DL (2, max 3) both MIN guys hunter (19), griffen (21), l.williams (26)
        DB (2, max 3) neal (16), church (22), h.smith (30)

        how’s this one look. it’s got weaker RB than it should’ve had if we didn’t get rooked by the comish putting his hand into the value pockets by removing the snake of course. injuries and/or smallwood not getting work could cripple me (except at GB)

  63. Playadlc says:
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    With this team in a 12 team PPR 1QB, 2RB, 2WR, Flex, TE league….

    QB – Rodgers
    RB – L. Bell, C. Hyde
    WR – Tyreek Hill, Martavis Bryant
    Flex – E. Sanders
    TE – Jordan Reed
    Bench – RB-Gio Bernard, RB-T. Rawls RB-D. Sproles,
    WR D. Parker WR C. Hogan
    QB – Marcus Mariota

    Would you move Rodgers and Hyde for AJ Green and Joe Mixon?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Playadlc: I would hold there.

  64. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    another winston league. half PPR
    QB winston
    RB (2) melgor/hunt/gore/forte/j.white/j.will GB
    WR (2) cooks/hill/marshall/hilton/k.white
    TE (1) rudolph
    flex (1)
    K gano
    DEF ARI
    who’s my drop for the QB here, probably j.will?

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Jay: yeah we ain’t used to bye week 1’s.

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