Oh man, it’s already Week 3? This is going to be over before we know it. I would request that time slow down, but I’m too anxious to see Ryan Fitzpatrick hoist the Super Bowl MVP trophy. So ever since I got promoted to Staff Editor around these parts, I’ve been writing about football for 12 months a year. Starting in August, there have been football games going on in my dreams (no, I don’t fall asleep with SportsCenter on in the background). I remember one of them specifically had to do with Randall Cobb in the preseason. It was like my subconscious telling me he’s going to have a huge week one and I should draft him (I didn’t). Nope, I drafted eleven million shares of Larry Fitzgerald, Royce Freeman, and Peyton Barber.

Anyways, last night’s was very time specific. I knew last night’s dream was about week 3. My dream was about Sony Michel and he had a hell of a week. Big runs, a touchdown, mucho fantasy pointos. Realistically, I’ve been thinking about Sony Michel’s role with the Patriots a lot lately. Most of the thoughts are positive, I think as the season goes on, his role will grow and he will have success. That is beside the point. If Sony Michel has a big week, I want all of the credit and I want a statue of me build in Canton, Ohio. My readers (you) will have to refer to me as the Oracle and also follow me on twitter. While we’re at it, my readers will have to subscribe to Rudy’s tools and listen to our new podcast that we have together (new episode Thursday or Friday). And if I was wrong in my dream, you ask? It’s simple, dreams aren’t real. At least that’s what my father told me. Here are my week 3 rankings!

Note: My current rankings reflect my belief that Jay Ajayi and Devonta Freeman won’t play. I also believe that if LeSean McCoy plays, his role will be drastically reduced. 

  1. Scott says:
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    How do you rank these wr ros in .5 ppr? John brown, Westbrook, Robby Anderson? I drafted Anderson but enunwa us dominating the targets and the rookie qb isn’t trying to stretch the field. Anderson seems like the 4th option behind the rb.

    Also do you think Fitzpatrick keeps the job after Winston returns? Kind of hard to bench him right? And I know it’s bold but would you start Fitzpatrick over brees? The bucs actually have a lot of weapons. I see your ranks but I watched that Steelers game and their pass d was shredded. Mahomes played well but everyone was wide open and the Steelers couldn’t tackle either or generate a pass rush.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      In that order listed. I wouldn’t argue with starting Fitz>Brees. If Fitz gets all the time in the pocket, game on in a shootout

  2. William Hung says:
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    Marquise Goodwin was dropped in my 10 team .5 PPR – do I burn my waiver on him?

    My current sorry ass team is:
    QB- Luck
    WR- Woods, Cooks, Diggs
    RB- McCaffrey, Fournette
    TE- Eifert
    FLEX- Barber (on your faith alone)
    Bench:
    RB- Yeldon, Ekeler, Henry
    WR- Brown, Baldwin

    I also notice that you have Clement ranked pretty high – do you like him in the longer term over Ekeler? I dropped Duke Jr. and debated between those 2, and went Ekeler

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No Clement is starting this week in place of injured Jay Ajayi. Probably a one week thing. No you should be able to grab Goodwin after waivers clear. I wouldn’t burn a priority but he’s worth rostering. I’d go with Ekeler over Barber in your flex this weej

      • William Hung says:
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        @MB: I also have Gio Bernard

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Play him in your flex over both, sorry, missed that name

          • William Hung says:
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            @MB: yeah nobody picked him up in my league – I just assumed he would be taken so I picked up Ekeler first. In terms of season outlook, do you like Ekeler over Gio in .5 PPR?

  3. Bob says:
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    I hope you are right, I’m starting Michel at Flex over Corey Davis, Josh Gordon, Royce Freeman, and Sammy Watkins. Am I nuts?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d go with Sammy Watkins. If you would rather play Michel, he’s second on the list

  4. Bob says:
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    Which Seattle back do you like more ros, .5 ppr: Carson or penny? Penny seemed to get most of the work toward the end of the game vs chi. Is this a sign of things to come? They did spend a high draft pick on penny. Thanks

    • MB

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      @Bob: I guess it was a miscommunication between Scottenheimer and Carroll is what Pete Carroll said. He wanted to give Carson more work. I still like Penny the most ROS, but that doesn’t mean that I like either of them

  5. Brian says:
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    Your thoughts on Barber ? I know the volume is there but he can’t get get going even with this amazing passing game working so well that’s a bit concerning to me.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’m a bit concerned. My thought is that this air game is unsustainable and once it comes back to Earth, more opportunities on the ground should be available. Keep in mind, he hasn’t gotten many carries yet.

  6. buster moon says:
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    ROS – PPR – Edelman or Cole?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      With the addition of Gordon to NE, probably Cole

  7. Sundays are for Kissing Titties says:
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    PPR League

    Jarvis Landry and Kerryon Johnson for Josh Gordon and Phillip Lindsay. Which side do you prefer?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Jarvis and Kerryon side. By the way, best name I’ve seen

      • Sundays are for Kissing Titties says:
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        @MB: Haha thanks! I am landry side and declined but the kid countered the deal without Kerryon. So it would be Landry for Gordon and Lindsay, would you do that? or still rather keep landry

        • MB

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          I think I’d rather keep Landry but that’s much more appealing. I think Landry’s volume makes him a very valuable asset while Gordon and Lindsay aren’t exactly sure things.

  8. Donaldson says:
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    I’m strapped at RB
    Ekhler
    Lamar miller
    Dion Lewis
    Gio bernard
    Who starts? Ppr format

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Miller and Gio. Yikes, good luck. Not saying you did, but this is why I don’t draft zero RB strategy

      • donaldson says:
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        @MB:
        I would rather not talk about it………..first to picks on d hop and Julio……..thought I was getting a steal
        my starting rb is Jordan howard

  9. Gregarious says:
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    Hey MB – thanks for doing this. Question…I admit I’m a little worried about DJ in a terrible ARI offense. Was offered Dalvin Cook and Julio Jones for DJ and Golden Tate. This is a 0.5ppr league…should i take it?

    Thanks man!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Gregarious: yeah, I’d take that, that’s fair. Be warned that DJ will prevail!!!

  10. TrickRey says:
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    12 tm PPR, keep 2 players in round they were drafted (7th rd if picked up off waivers)

    Just offered this trade:

    I get: Phillip Lindsay (Round 7), Josh Gordon (Round 4), and Jordan Howard (Round 1)
    I give: Stefon Diggs (Round 3) and Kerryon Johnson (Round 2)

    Rest of my team:
    QB: Rivers
    RBs: Mixon (Out), James White, Burkhead, Buck Allen, Jamaal Williams
    WRs: Thielen, Landry, Cobb
    TE: Gronk

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @TrickRey: yeah, I’d do that. Jordan Howard should start having some big games

  11. Thomas says:
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    16 Team PPR redraft league

    Was just offered Antonio Brown for T.Y. Hilton and Chris Thompson. Would you do this trade based on my team below or stand pat? Thank you!

    QB-Fitzpatrick
    WR-T.Hilton
    WR-M.Jones Jr.
    RB-S.Barkley
    RB-C.Thompson
    TE-Z.Ertz
    Flex-D.Lewis
    K-D.Bailey
    Def-Seattle
    Bench-Jamaal Williams, A.Ekeler, John Brown, G.Allison, A.Miller, J Winston
    IR-H.Hurst

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Yes I would, he’s overreacting about nothing with Antonio Brown. Take it and run

  12. Scott says:
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    I own Howard and Cohen. Penny is available. Do you like penny more than Cohen tis? .5 ppr. This is a bench spot now. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Ros

    • MB

      MB says:
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      ROS I think Penny is the better speculative add

  13. cheese says:
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    I have Mahomes and Big Ben, should I pull the trigger on trading Mahomes with his stock as high as it will ever be?

    12-tm PPR; start 2 WR, 2 RB, and 1 FLEX (along with all the other positions)

    I’m set at WR with Davante Adams, Thielen, and Tate/Agholor

    Mediocre at RB with Zeke, Marshawn, and Duke/Barber/Clement

    Thinking about going after Fournette or a similar RB1/2 or should I stick with status quo?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I wouldn’t trade Mahomes, But if you are of a different opinion of him, I think Fournette is a great place to start. It’s not a bad idea, I just think Mahomes is the real deal

  14. Calvin says:
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    Am I the only one who doesn’t have the rankings loading? I’ve tried this site in multiple browsers and on different devices and only get a gray box….

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Oh. Huh. They worked last night! I’ll look into it

  15. Sports Benjamin says:
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    In a 2QB league, my QBs are Cousins, Mariota, and Dak. Would you consider dropping Mariota? Options are Bortles and Tannehill on waivers. Am I crazy for thinking about adding Bortles for Mariota? Tell me to stop

    Thanks,
    Sports

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I would totally drop Mariota for Bortles. It’s time to let go of thinking Mariota will ever be a thing

  16. RICE says:
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    Hey MB!

    Am I the only one who can’t see the rankings? I tried Chrome and Explorer.

    Any known issues? Something I can try to fix? I can’t fantasy without you guys!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      No you’re not the only one. I alerted Jay about it and we’ll try and get it fixed ASAP

      • RICE says:
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        @MB: Hey MB!

        Snead or Pettis going forward?

        • RICE says:
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          @RICE: 12-team / H2H… 1/2 PPR

        • MB

          MB says:
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          @RICE: umm Pettis.

  17. smallwine says:
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    In 12 team 0.5 pt PPR it appears I’ve lost both D Freeman and J Mixon for the next few weeks. Picking are slims and currently have rostered C Clement, T Cohen and R Jones.

    Available RB’s on WW of potential interest include J Allen, C Ivory, M Murphy and R Penny.

    Thoughts on which 2 RB’s to start or add/ drop? Thanks!

    • MB

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      The good news is that Mixon and Freeman should be back in the next couple of games. I’d drop Rojo and add Allen

  18. Mike says:
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    Flex decision (1/2 point PPR). I have Larry Fitzgerald. If he ends up out or limited, who would you choose from (and in what order):

    – Josh Gordon
    – Penny
    – Wilkins
    – Kerryon Johnson
    – Aaron Jones

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Mike: tough, they all have upside I’d say Kerryon for now

  19. brian says:
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    16 team ppr dynasty. i’m behind a firewall so can’t see your rankings. But which WR would you go with as a depth option for this week and beyond…aiken, jordan matthews, shelton gibson, deonte thompson.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @brian: yikes, I guess Jordan Matthews for upside, Aiken for safety

  20. The replacements says:
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    Hey MB! .5 ppr league thoughts on the trade offer I just received, I give TY Hilton & David Johnson, I receive Zeke Elliot. That’s an overpay right?

    My RBs are DJ, Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, Kerryon Johnson, Jamaal Williams, brieda, ekeler, Corey Clement

    My WRs: TY Hilton, Emmanuel sanders, Amari cooper, kupp, Sterling Shepard, Geronimo Allison

    —-

    Would you counter that offer or stand pat?

    His RBs are Gurley, zeke Elliot, mixon, Peyton Barber, Carson, Doug Martin, marlon Mack

    His WRs: Demaryius Thomas, Allen Robinson, Landry, Crabtree, John Ross, golladay, Goodwin.

    ——

    Onto my team now: I listed my team above however my starting QB is Stafford, on my bench is keenum. Hold or drop keenum? Doug Baldwin would be the add, he’s listed as doubtful now but when he’s officially listed as “out” I can put him to IR slot & add someone but need to drop someone first to add Baldwin

    Hold or drop my Sterling Shepard? If I drop I’m looking into either Tyler Boyd or Jordan Matthews (who was just signed to the eagles) or Antonio Callaway/ rishard Higgins .

    Lastly who to offer to acquire either juju, mark Ingram or kelce or even kittle/Jesse as a lesser deal?

    That owner needs depth stat; here’s his team

    His RBs thin: James white, burkhead, buck Allen, Theo Riddick, mark Ingram
    His WRs/ juju, Hogan, Corey Davis, John Brown, Edelman, ginn, Snead
    – he’s hogging 3 friggin TEs: he has kelce, Jesse James & kittle, he benched James & kelce last week now he has kittle on the bench with James at TE & kelce at flex.
    He also has 2 QBs : Rodgers & brees

    Thanks man!!

  21. steve stevenson says:
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    Shallow standard dynasty, in what order would you drop Woods, Goodwin and Lockett?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @steve stevenson: in the order you listed them actually

  22. fudgemybudge says:
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    1) 14T half ppr
    give b cooks
    get d thomas & breida?

    current lineup inc:
    rb: mccaffrey, collins, crowell, j allen, riddick
    wr: landry, cooks, hogan, garcon

    2) 12t half ppr (1 starting rb, 2 starting wr, 2 flex):
    give d. johnson
    get d cook & funchess?

    current lineup inc:
    rb: d. johnson, crowell, yeldon, j allen
    wr: odb, thielen, tate, watkins, garcon

    thx

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @fudgemybudge: I’m doing both!

  23. The replacements says:
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    Hey MB! Sorry if this is posted twice, my internet froze.

    .5 ppr league thoughts on this trade I received I send TY Hilton + DJ I receive zeke Elliot. Overpay right?
    Counter or just decline & stand pat?

    My RBs: DJ, Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, Kerryon Johnson, Jamaal Williams, brieda, ekeler, Corey Clement
    My WRs: TY Hilton, Emmanuel sanders, Amari Cooper, kupp, Sterling Shepard, Geronimo Allison
    My TE Ebron

    — his RBs: Gurley, zeke, mixon, Peyton Barber, marlon Mack, Carson, Doug Martin , Hyde
    — his WRs: demaryius, Allen Robinson, Landry, Crabtree, golladay, Goodwin, John Ross
    — his TE trey burton

    2.) waiver Q: hold or drop my backup QB? My backup is keenum my starter is Stafford – I could add Doug Baldwin he’s currently listed as doubtful & once he’s listed as Out I can put him to IR then add a player.

    3.) hold or drop Sterling Shepard? If I drop I’d be looking into either : Tyler Boyd, rishard Higgins, Callaway, Jordan Matthews.

    4.) TE Q: I’ve been streaming I added Ebron on waivers : OJ Howard was my first choice but he was already added. Available TEs: hold my Ebron who’s @ Philly or drop for these:

    Austin Sefarian Jenkins: week 3 vs Titans

    Vance McDonald: week 3 @ Tampa

    Austin hooper: week 3 vs saints

    Cam brate: week 3 vs Steelers

    Virgil green: week 3 @ rams (rams aren’t good vs TEs?)

    Ben Watson: week 3 @ ATL

    Luke willson: week 3 vs pats, if Tate or golladay or Marvin jones defended well could that mean open spots for willson?

    • MB

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      @The replacements: that’s aptlretty big overpay, I’d just stand pat.

      Yep! Drop him for Baldwin, no need to carry 2 QBs

      Drop him for Callaway

      Don’t get cute, Ebron’s Probably the best play

      • The replacements says:
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        @MB:

        Thanks man!! Would you look to acquire Josh Gordon? I want to just didn’t know if you’d deal my Amari Cooper straight up for Gordon which I kinda wanna use Cooper in a bigger deal if he strings across more good games . For Josh Gordon besides a cooper swap I was thinking offering kupp straight up, or kupp + Allison, or kupp + either Jamaal Williams or Kerryon Johnson.

        Now this other owner in my league has not a whole lot of depth he’s 0-2 & I was considering making a play for his mark Ingram as he needs players now.

        His RBs James white , buck Allen, Theo Riddick, burkhead, mark Ingram
        His WRs are Juju, Hogan, John brown, Edelman, Corey Davis, Snead, ginn,
        – his problem is he’s rostering 3 friggin TEs; kelce , kittle & Jesse James.
        & two QBs: brees & Rodgers

        For him would you do Royce Freeman + Sterling Shepard to receive Ingram? What about kupp for Ingram? I want to make a play for juju but that’s his best WR so that won’t happen

        Thanks!!

        • MB

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          I don’t think Krupp will get it done for Mark Ingram and I agree save Amari Cooper for a bigger trade piece

  24. Stumanji! says:
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    I’ve got an open roster spot so I’m grabbing a week 4 D/ST early. Who do you like between GB vs Buffalo or Seattle @ Arizona?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Stumanji!: GB for me

  25. Brooks says:
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    In case you weren’t aware, your rankings are blocked by ads on Google Chrome.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Thanks! It’s a fantasy pros issue, we’re working on it

  26. fudgemybudge says:
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    12t half ppr

    which side

    d johnson & g tate OR d cook & a robinson

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Tate and DJ

  27. Justin says:
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    Would you drop baltimore defense to stream the cleveland defense this week?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @Justin: yes. That’s what I’m doing everywhere

  28. brian says:
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    Yo MB. 16 team ppr dynasty. looking for another WR or RB. roster is qb-deshaun or big ben based on matchups, rb-conner and james white, wr-julio and tyreek, flex – demaryius and hyde, te-gronk. BN is leveon, baldwin, cja, tymont, geronimo, tyrod, daesean hamilton, leveon, ASJ, jaylen samuels, aiken.

    Would you deal deasean and a 1st for alshon? i’m loaded up to go for it this year so really not concerned about the pick.

    Other players i’m considering targeting since their teams have started 0-2…breida, keelan cole, alex collins, godwin, ajayi, lamar miller, emmanuel sanders, duke johnson, reed, burton, eifert. Would you pursue any of these guys before you worked your way to alshon?

    thanks!

    • brian says:
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      @brian: obviously i wouldn’t offer 1st rd picks for all those guys i listed.

    • MB

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      @brian: if you’re going after it this year, I’d try Sanders first, then Ajayi, then Alshon

  29. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    this sounds like something belichick would’ve been caught doing but this rule is just stupid you can’t have multiple players getting play calls? BAL’s coach just got fined. also he was only caught in the preseason and this still costs 1/5 million. why shouldn’t ALL the players get play calls.

    • MB

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      I have nooooo idea haha

  30. snk1000 says:
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    Where are the rankings. All I can view are ads and comments

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’ll look into it. Ongoing problem with FantasyPros

  31. Wally Pipp says:
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    Test

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It worked!

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: bang bang!

  32. RICE says:
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    IF… dalvin cook were to sit out on Sunday… would you rather start Latavious Murray or Clement?

    Thanks in advance!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      @RICE: Murray, easily

  33. Fizz says:
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    Thoughts on Joe Mixon? Is he worth holding or should sell? Is Sony the real deal? I got offered Sony, Sanders, and Dissly for Brees and Mixon.

    QB: Mahomes, Brees, Fitz
    WR: Juju, C. Davis, Kupp, Godwin, R. Anderson
    RB: Gurley, Mixon, Drake, Penny
    TE: Njoku

  34. William Hung says:
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    Interesting WRs are going to be available tomorrow – .5 PPR

    If I can snag Marquise Goodwin, am I playing him over Robert Woods for Week 3? If Goodwin isn’t available for me to pickup, who should I roll with among the following:

    Chris Godwin, Geronimo Allison, Tyler Boyd, Dede Westbrook, Phillip Dorsett

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