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If you had judged this game by the first three quarters and half of the fourth, you might have thought that Monday Night Football had given way to Thursday’s Prime Time to tenaciously make us feel like a nap is a better use of the time. True, it could have been a combination of Peyton Manning’s multiple incompletions where the ball traveled roughly an inch a second, Alex Smith’s continued ability to only throw five-yard slants, Andy Reid’s ability to literally eat all of this timeouts, and Phil Simms just stringing together random nouns. OR maybe it was that every other play there was a penalty flag. There hadn’t been that much yellow flying around since that incident at R. Kelly’s house years back. But just like last week, Denver’s defense found a way to lock in another win, forcing a fumble on Jamaal Charles with 30 seconds to play, allowing as much Monday morning quarterbacking as possible on Reid’s decision to not take a knee into overtime. I’m personally neutral on the decision, I think most coaches consider a draw there to be a low-risk “let’s see if we can get any yardage” type of play, but, I would admit that the correct move at the point would have been just to take the knee. It wouldn’t have mattered because Andy Reid would have been blamed for any decision he made, but since he could probably eat me plus a Sizzler, I’ll end on that note.

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C.J. Anderson – 12 CAR, 27 YDS and 1 REC, 2 YDS. Yeah, continual off-tackle runs for the guy with turf toe probably was not the best idea…

Jamaal Charles – 21 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD, 2 FUM and 4 REC, 2 YDS. Granted, fumbles aside, I sometimes wonder, I mean, imagine if Charles was on a team with any other source of offense…

Virgil Green – 2 REC, 12 YDS, 1 TD. Virgil? F*ck that. I’m going to name my kid Catullus.

Ronnie Hillman – 9 CAR, 34 YDS. Hillman’s idea of a run is to fall in the direction that doesn’t have defender.

Jeremy Maclin – 4 REC, 57 YDS. I seriously hope the Chiefs don’t throw a single TD pass to a wide receiver again. Then, I hope they win a Super Bowl while doing this. Then, I hope Andy Reid is heralded as some offensive innovator. And then he’ll feast. And if not, well, who cares… he’ll still feast.

Peyton Manning – 26/45, 256 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT. Some might label this a “statement game”, and they would be right. It’s a statement game that Denver will go only as far as their defense will take them. That stat line is okay-ish, but his accuracy and strength are a concern. I’m on record saying that he has enough “insert Peter King descriptive Peyton Manning noun here” to still produce, and again, he showed that here, but what happens as the season wears on? His 5.68 YPC was better than last week’s 4.38, but that’s a far cry from his career 7.70. So I guess I’m nervous, but since I said earlier in the year not to be nervous, I’m saying it’ll be okay. But a nervous okay. Okay?

Alex Smith – 16/25, 191 YDS, 2 INT and 3 CAR, 15 YDS. Maybe their game plan should revolve around not getting into so many 3rd and longer than Alex can throw it situations. Oh, and more thing, after last night’s game, Peyton Manning is now tied with Alex Smith with touchdown passes thrown at Arrowhead (23). Haha.

 

Final Thought

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  1. Sean Mulhern says:
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    Is Von Miller doing some Ravashing Rick Rude moves there :) Good Stuff Jay, very funny. I am a long time Philly fan so The Andy Reid stuff is gold to me. He has been and always will be the best game clock manager,timeout conserver and challenge master……………………………. :/ for sure. All touchdowns going to kelce and the backs this year in KC is fine by me.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sean Mulhern: Thanks! And yeah, while I think Reid gets a lot of undeserved shit, he still earns a bunch too. And I’m sure Kelce owners agree!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Sean Mulhern: i liked the play where it was clearly an offsides and he still completely drills smith anyway.

  2. Packers says:
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    CJ is killing me. I hate drafting running backs in the first round in ppr formats. Mad at myself.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Packers: I still like him, but turf toe is annoying. We’ll see how this progesses.

  3. RicoSuave says:
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    Good stuff Jay!

    12 team PPR… Would you trade my Roddy White for TJ Yelton? (flex position)

    thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @RicoSuave: Yes, slightly on Yeldon’s wagon there.

  4. Scott says:
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    I want 58 on my IDP team! We get points for hip thrusts.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      I support this idea.

  5. Nothing to say about Kelce? :(

    5 targets is a travesty to your 2nd best player

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      Just the life of a TE. Not much analysis for me to offer there…

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Moses Never Surrender: forget it Moses, it’s Andy Reid, this is the guy who gave Charles about 14 or so carries about 6-7 times last year in games that were close. Each week he had to come up new excuses as to why he’s that stupid.

  6. 740 says:
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    hey Jay, thanks 4 the read. 10team h2h standard.

    Please pick one TE ROS…. Green, Heath, Ertz, Allen, Fells, V. Davis?

    also, Gates will be back soon. is he better than the latter? should stash him?

    Thank u!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @740: it might be worth it to stash gates and rude Green till his return.

  7. Shookonespart2 says:
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    Lamar miller and Winston for frank gore / asj ?

  8. Shookonespart2 says:
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    Miller/ Melvin Gordon / Colston for James jones/ frank gore/ freeman/ asj

    Or

    Miller/gordon/ Cruz for garçon / c Michael/ gore/ asj/ James jones

    What sides and which one first? Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Shookonespart2: i want the Gordon side on both. And the first one.

  9. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Peyton went from throwing ducks to throwing moths. As a Demaryious owner I’m holding my breath waiting for him to get hung out to dry and subsequently demolished.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: Yes, to be fair, a lot of his success was tied into some nice catches from Thomas and Sanders.

  10. JHawk says:
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    @Jay
    PPR with 2 pt bonus @ 100yds rush/rec
    Gotta pick 2 from L.Murray, Gore, & Reed. None have ideal matchups. Leaning Murray and Gore. Thoughts?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JHawk: Yeah, I’d roll with those two.

  11. Zandy says:
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    Hey man!
    12 team league
    Drop delanie walker to stash Gates? Just ride Ebron until Gates is back?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I don’t think you should drop Walker here.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: what if you replace Ebron with Dwayne Allen?

  12. Moscowitz says:
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    I think Manning is pretty much done and i am mad at myself for drafting him although i knew its not gonna be easy for him this year. Now the question is: Drop Manning for either Stafford or Palmer? Too early? Do i have to lose another 2 weeks to pull the trigger?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Moscowitz: I think I would say he’s done being the PeyPey we knew, but I’d still put him in the top 10, arm or no arm. KC isn’t a slouch on the pass rush, so I’d like to see one more game before considering such a big change. And I will never put Palmer on one of my teams.

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Jay: Ok agreed. I mean even a half dead corpse of him threw 3 TDs and won the game in a hostile environment in KC but as you have seen yourself, the game could have gone either way and at least 3 or 4 of his passes could have easily been INTs . I still own Rivers so i benched him for this game but if he continues to play like this, i think we have to look elsewhere at some point.

  13. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Jay!

    1) in 1 pr PPR, start which TWO in my RB2 & FLEX spot: Giovani, J Brown, D Martin, T Coleman, Moncrief ??

    2) in 1 pt PPR, start who in FLEX: Sankey, Charles Johnson or Tre Mason ?

    3) in 1/2 pt PPR, start which TWO: Allen Robinson, Stevie J, CJ2K, Vernon Davis or M Wheaton ?

    Thanks bud

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Brown and Coleman. Sankey. Robinson, Johnson.

  14. Clint says:
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    I was watching the beginning of this game thinking it was going to be like last year’s Pats/Chiefs game where afterward everyone would say Peyton was done, Broncos aren’t going to make the playoffs etc but I guess I’ll have to wait another week or two for that astute analysis to hit the airwaves..sigh.

    • Jay

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      @Clint: It’s been a long held tradition to give him the benefit of the doubt. I’m doing it too, but with full awareness that he’s not getting any better and there is tangible evidence that his arm strength and accuracy just aren’t there.

  15. Ron says:
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    I have a couple QB Start/Sits in 3 different leagues that I need help with for week 2. As you can see, the common thread is that I have Palmer as a backup in each.

    1) Brady(vs BUF) or Palmer (vs. CHI)
    2) Bradford (vs DAL) or Palmer (vs. CHI)
    3) Romo (vs PHI) or Palmer (vs CHI)

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Brady, Braford and Romo in all three cases I think. 2 is the closest.

  16. Shookonespart2 says:
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    James jones/ asj for tre Mason/Sammy Watkins?

  17. G-man says:
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    Funny write up jay! I got a semi quick question for you! My lineup looks like this:
    Qb-Luck
    Wr-Landry
    Wr-K. Allen
    Rb-Lacy
    Rb- Peterson
    Te- Kelce
    Flex- Ivory
    Bench: Alf Morris, B. Marshall, A. Robinson, K. Wright, D. Adams, J. Reed, and A. Foster

    Clearly my RBs are better than my WRs, but I don’t think I’m too weak at WR anyways. Do you think I should try and shop some of my RBs for a clear cut WR1? I’ve been thinking of shopping foster for an AJ Green or maybe D. Hopkins. Or should I just hold my RB depth seeing as RBs are kind of delicate..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G-man: I’m okay with those trades, but I think you should hold here. Maybe someone will get desperate in a few weeks.

  18. Killer joe says:
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    What’s up Jay? Quick question – 12 team ppr, I gotta pick up a def. Who’s the drop here? Ryan Mathews, Moncrief, David Johnson… I got Mathews specifically for when Murray gets injured, but Arians keeps cockblocking Johnson from getting in between stardom’s legs.

    And also Karlos Williams is out there while Shady keeps upsetting my team’s delicate hamstring balance. Would you dump somebody for him as well?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Killer joe: I think you can drop Moncrief to make room. I think Mathews is wise to keep as depth here.

      • Killer joe says:
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        @Jay: thanks bud

  19. Kyle says:
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    Hey jay! Enjoyed the article today, got a trade question.

    My team
    Qb rivers
    Rb Ingram
    Wr Cobb
    Wr Calvin Johnson
    TE Charles clay – had reed of wire – traded that for James jones – turned him around for Edelman
    Flex 1 – Julian Edelman
    flex 2 – Jarvis Landry

    Bench – Allen Robinson, Brandon Coleman, Allen hurnes, Ronnie hillman, martavis Bryant, Danny woodhead.

    Trades offered
    I give Landry and get Tom Brady and Marvin jones

    I give Landry and get Roethlisberger Nelson ahglor and Marvin jones.

    Am I crazy to stand pat? I would move woodhead up to replace landry, is the th Qb upgrade worth it?

    • Kyle says:
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      @Kyle: sorry forgot to say this is a ppr 1 point league 6 points for Qb TD’s

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Kyle: I’d hold, you’re not crazy.

  20. Dom B says:
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    Should I trade Legartte blount for Todd Gurley

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dom B: I’m fine with that.

  21. goodfold2 says:
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    catullus was one of the better Roman poets. If i had a girl (i’m not having kids, this is purely for fantasy) i’d name her Messalina Valeria. I think we’re far enough away from most people being educated enough to have that girl get ripped in school for it.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @goodfold2: On a serious note, I think that’s pretty cool. It’s kids, everyone gets made fun of at some point. I’m sure she’d be fine.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: i’d of course have to have a pretty cool (or really ignorant) mother of that kid to allow her daughter to be named after one of the most famous whores of all time. Or i could go with Juliette (the De Sade one, not the Shakespeare one)

  22. Barker says:
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    If i was looking to trade dez what would be a good starting point and ending point in trade talks

    For rbs like cj anderson to like the todd gurley area then diminshing returns maybe try foster ?

    For wrs maybe start at alshon / hilton to like andre johnson / amari cooper type?

    I guess i should at least look and see what i can get right

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Barker: Yeah, I think you’re on the right track.

  23. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Andre Johnson or Steve Smith this week? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Smith.

  24. Brent says:
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    I have to start 3 of the 4. Lynch, Gore, Forsett or Coleman. 10 team keeper league with a half point per carry. Who should I go with?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brent: I think you want Lynch, Gore, and Forsett.

  25. imp says:
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    Thanks for the read. Long time fan of Razzball.

    Love and hate this time of year. Always second-guessing guys after one week. I know I should probably hold and see, but….

    In a 12 team PPR with 1Q/2R/3W/no flex, 6 pt TDs:
    Tanny
    Bell/Forsett/Vereen/Blount
    Jeffrey/Edelman/ARobinson/KWright/CJohnson
    Kelce

    Would you cut anybody to pick up Eli or Mariota to fortify the QB situation
    and/or pick up a David Johnson or Duke Johnson at RB?

  26. I don't want to brag, but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    eh this ivory situation is making me as nervous as an elephant when asked about this same named topic. ivory doesn’t play till monday.
    1. PPR, guess i gotta go with yeldon (over gordon, you have him a couple higher)
    2. PPR league, i have a.brown,evans, garcon, roddy, hurns, m.wilson. have to start 3 WR with a flex. have j-stew/forsett/vereen/mason/duke J/d.robinson at RB. Drop Wilson for any of Beasley/kearse/shorts/t.benjamin or just wait?

    Is the only reason taliaferro isn’t ranked but allen is is since you probably did those rankings before news broke about talia being back? I’m seeing listed in depth charts, and blurbs claiming he’s 2nd, not allen.

  27. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    1. standard league. which is best upside stash, d.lewis/k.robinson/j.robinson/west/starks. I also have spiller so k.robinson could serve as both spiller if he got more hurt, or even the regular RB if ingram went out
    2. if both of mason and gurley aren’t active go with cunningham over crowell for this week alone?

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