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With the Chargers game won and done with this past Thursday, I can finally ditch my usual Sunday malaise and enjoy football as a true unbiased spectator. And what better way to do that than by watching a riveting 49ers vs. Bills game. Jesus Christ NFL. Alright, alright, you’re right, I won’t go through my often-used diatribe on how this year’s schedule looks like it needed a little bit less cocaine and probably a bit higher literary rate for those who conceived of, so let’s celebrate the good games today. All three of them. First, the Falcons have a chance to start their soul and season crushing six game losing streak against the Seahawks, the Dakboys take on the Packers and an uncharacteristically sh*tty version of Aaron Rogers at the currently unfrozen tundra. And last, and certainly least, the 1-4 Panthers take on the 1-3 Saints, in what should be a fun dumpster fire. Cam Newton should be starting, so don’t add the tires yet… but be sure to keep them on standby.

Be sure to check out our Start and Sits for today’s games here, along with Rudy’s updated projections for Week 6 by clicking here. And as always, our updated rankings are available after the jump!

 

Select the “Flex” tab if you need a more complete picture to decide your starts and sits. Use the “OP” tab for 2QB Leagues. And you can access our Half PPR and PPR rankings using the drop down box in the top left of our rankings when you select the RB, WR, TE, or Flex positions. Any and all questions will be answered below…

  1. Blipbloop says:
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    Who would you drop in order to add a kicker?

    Jacquizz Rodgers
    Dwayne Washington
    Kenneth Dixon

    Thanks

  2. Ted says:
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    Hey man.

    .5 ppr

    Fuller looks to be out i was going to use him at WR3, I was going to add + start Tyler Lockett but I’m worried about the Seattle weather . However on my bench I do have Cameron Meredith

    Other Avail WRs: sharpe (vs Browns), Conley (@ OAK), jaron brown (vs jets), Braxton Miller (vs colts)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ted: Merideth seems the best option.

  3. Zandy says:
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    Pick 3 – Alshon Cobb JStew Charles

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: std

    • Zandy says:
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      @Zandy: sorry! Pick 2 actually and one must be a WR

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Zandy: Gotcha, Alshon and Chalres

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I think Cobb is the odd man out if the reports still look optimistic. I haven’t had the chance to turn on the tv yet.

  4. William Hung says:
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    Good to see this site back up in the nick of time – 2 questions for you:

    1. Roll with Jennings, DeAndre Washington, or Justin Forsett?
    2. Roll with Kenny Britt, Kamar Aiken, or Breshad Perriman?

    • William Hung says:
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      Actually following up #2: I have DeVante Parker, but I’m starting both Landry and Foster, so I didn’t want to roll with 3 Dolphins players – but is he the best of the bunch?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @William Hung: I think Landry is, but yeah some spread is okay

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: yeah, that sucked. Total host issue, nothing wwe could do.

      I think Jennings. And Britt too.

  5. Jeebers says:
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    Im stuck between Crowell/Meredith/Shepherd at my FLEX. Who ya got?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jeebers: I think Shepard.

  6. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi there,
    Would you go with M. Ryan or Hoyer today?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Ryan, but Hoyer isn’t some crazy idea.

  7. dv says:
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    Pick two ppr
    Eli rodgers
    corey brown
    sterling shephard
    britt

    • dv says:
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      Pick two ppr
      Eli rodgers
      corey brown
      sterling shephard
      britt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dv: Going Rodgers and Shep

  8. Wanderball says:
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    PPR flex spot – Eli Rogers or Cameron Meredith?

    As always – love the work you guys do.

  9. Tonya says:
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    Standard league
    Gore, Ryan Matthews or Marshall at flex?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Tonya: Mathews. Close one though.

  10. Fizz says:
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    Start Yeldon or Merideth? Ppr
    Cooks or Hilton? Standard
    West or Mathews? Standard

    Also, do you thino Mariota has a chance to have a better game then luck today?
    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Mereditch, Cooks, and Mathews there. I do not on Luck, but it’s not a wild idea.

  11. Comatose says:
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    Forsett or Deandre Washington in standard?

  12. ryanoger says:
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    .5 ppr keeper league

    Give up Mike Evans and Latavius for Amari Cooper and Jordan Howard, thoughts?

    thanks man, happy sunday man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d hold there.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Jay:

        thanks man, thinking the same thing

  13. G-man says:
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    With the possibility of Cobb getting snaps as an RB would you start him over Ingram? I’m kind of worried Ingram might not be able to run well vs Carolina. Also I know you have to start your studs, but I’m playing a team where all my players need to show up this week and I am worried about Julio since he’s been a roller coaster ride these past three weeks… Crazy to start Cobb over him?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G-man: I dunno, I think that’s risky. Julio still the safe choice here.

  14. cory says:
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    bobby rainey, jeremy hill or zach zenner as a flex?

    • cory says:
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      @cory: half ppr league

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @cory: Hill, but zenner is close.

      • cory says:
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        @Jay: thanks man.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @cory: sure thing!

  15. dv says:
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    Pick two ppr
    Eli rodgers
    corey brown
    sterling shephard
    britt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @dv: Rogers and Shep. I think I got this one? Must have got stuck in the commenting process. Not sure.

  16. Fizz says:
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    Foster or Richard? I think dolphins get blown out. You agree?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I do!

  17. Ryan Doumit says:
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    Need some help… Thinking Maclin should have a big game, but need to decide:
    WR – Maclin or Marshall
    Flex – Maclin, Marshall or Gore

  18. Frank White says:
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    dorsett or michael thomas?

  19. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    why 2 issues like that in same week? the other, on wednesday you got lucky as wed probably the slowest least important day.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Jay: that has happened before, but rarely, certainly never twice in same week.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Yeah, I was talking with Grey earlier, we have been hacked a few times before that made us adjust our process. Can’t say for certain right now though.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: what kind of secret emails / content are you hiding from us?!?!?!?!?! It’s Russia, or ISIS, or both… haha

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: haha, not quite up to Trump’s standards probably. THE CYBER FOLKS

  20. Steve Stevenson says:
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    1/2 ppr, I keep going back and forth as to whether to add Floyd, and Rudy’s dope pigskinonator likes him, but to pull the trigger i’d yave to drop Eifert (starting j thomas now), meredith or j richard. Worth it?

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: or could drop ryan (starting carr), but hoping he can be a trade chip once he gets through the tough parts of his schedule.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: I like Meredith, but Rudy’s WR rankings have been pretty good. Tough one.

  21. William Hung says:
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    Today is when my bullshit luck ends – rolling out the following lineup:
    Stafford, Landry, Green, Robinson, Jennings, Foster, Olsen, Britt, McManus, and Detroit D

    Going against:
    Brady, Snead, Jackson, Maclin, Gurley, Lacy, Clay, Charles, Vinatieri, Houston D

    Need some serious luck to swing back my way to get win #2

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I got a feeling man, you got this. five straight wins, calling it now.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Not a good start – I’m on Redzone but it didn’t look like Foster was in on the first series

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: haven’t seen anything as of yet either.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: I stopped watching after the first half ended for most games. All I know is that my RBs have given me nothing. So I’m assuming I am going to lose this week.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: That Steelers game is so weird. I hvae no idea.

              • William Hung says:
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                @Jay: I’m too scared to look based on the fact last time I looked, the Lions D wasn’t doing shit and my RBs got me 0s… so I think I had 3 positions this week giving me donuts.

                Given the original lineups – do you think your good mojo worked for me, or am I staring at 1-5?

                • William Hung says:
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                  I just saw the boxscore on the Redskins – gotta give props to all the rotoworld experts for telling people to bench Matt Jones today. That’s a back breaking move and probably sent me to 1-5. I guess this means next week Matt Jones will be a recommended start and put up 50 yards on 25 carries…

  22. Blipbloop says:
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    What 2 do you think out of Matt forte, freeman, or john brown offer the most upside?

    I’m currently getting crushed and need as much upside as possible. I don’t care if they might score O

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blipbloop: I’d say Freeman and Forte at this point.

  23. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    WTF is this MIA running shit. i have ajayi for weeks (thank god never have to start him), NOW with arian nation back he’s going nuts for over 100 on less than 15 carries! i dropped ajayi in 2 leagues (at least), one of which i’m not lamenting at all what he’ll do since i don’t need him, but in the other i got lat murray/cj anderson/booker/d.lewis/yeldon (who i’m having to start now). MF’er!

    i swear PIT appears to have all hung out in the clubs in MIA last night or something.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: I have no idea, but I think it’s the Steelers fault. This is just one of those games that make you go: wtf

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jay: AND the FIRST WEEK the blurbs claim yeldon has “taken control of JAX backfield” we see ivory control said backfield.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: Yeah, Yeldon had a chance to take the job early on, but coaches love the proven thing sometimes. Might be justified here.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Jay: ain’t bitching about that one in principle, hell i drafted or (more recently) grabbed ivory in numerous spots.

  24. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    now with this in PPR start 2 RB/2 WR/1 flex. team started year good but with anderson not eating as much and lat murray being displaced (and now yeldon not being startable either) time to trade away a WR for a RB here right? guessing one of crabtree/j.matthews for a RB?

    QB luck
    RB cj anderson/booker/yeldon/lat murray/d.lewis
    WR landry/green/crabtree/j.matthews/meredith/woods
    TE witten/eifert

    what level of RB should i take for matthews/crabtree?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: Together? At this point, might be time to check in on a Gurley owner, though you might have to add someone or switch someone else out. I think Gordon might be a solid mid-buy too.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Jay: no no, just one of those for one RB. ok, so gurley-gordon, and i’ll use ROS page for others in that range.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: Yeah, I think you want guys who other people don’t mind trading or buy-lows. Maybe even Freeman too.

  25. Jimmy says:
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    After today, which side do you like here in a 12 pt PPR league…

    Julio Jones/Tevin Coleman for Allen Robinson/Ryan Mathews

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jimmy: Jones side, but it’s kinda close.

  26. Fizz says:
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    Start Hopkins or Hilton tonight?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Going Hopkins.

  27. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Britt or Beasley in a full point, PPR league ros? Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jerry: Gotta roll Britt – he has no competition for targets – he’s what Jay thought Torrey Smith would be coming into the year. I’d also look at Kendall Wright over in TENN, though you might have another week or 2 to see what happens there.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Yeah, I agree with Hung here.

  28. William Hung says:
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    Looking ahead to next week – I have several drops to make.

    1) Detroit D – I get Minny back.
    2) Arian Foster – not sure what happened, but Ajayi went off for 200 yards. That’s no fluke – I have the 7th priority and can’t believe I could’ve had him for free and didn’t pull the trigger. I have the 7th priority and hoping to snag him up. This could be the start of something big for Ajayi and my 2nd chance after missing out on Jordan Howard.
    3) Would you trade Allen Robinson for Jamaal Charles? Thinking of offering that deal for a WR needy team. She also has Gurley but then I’d have problems fielding a full team Week 8… or should I shoot for Gurley and see what happens?

    Olsen is on bye for me next week, so I guess I’ll let the gods figure that one out – or go with your highest ranked TE for Week 7.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I kinda like Charles here, he’s slowly coming back and should be good to go next week or the week after. And just stream highest ranked there.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: Should I also drop DeAndre Washington or hold?
        Your 2016 mancrush Torrey Smith had a decent game with someone finally able to throw deep.

        So in summation are you recommending the following moves:
        1. Arian Foster for Jay Ajayi
        2. Detroit D for your highest ranked available TE
        3. DeAndre Washington for Torrey Smith, Kendall Wright, Devontae Booker, or someone else I can’t think of…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Well, it was basically looking at their projected roster going: nope, nope, nope, eh okay, and nope.

          1. I think it’s okay since you’re in desperation mode, but if you were, say, 4-2 or something, I probably wouldn’t have.
          2. Yeah, definitely.
          3. Technically, I’m okay with Washington for Ajayi, but if not, I’m not convince those names out there are better.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: So you’d say my move should be to try rostering BOTH Ajayi and Arian Foster?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: For at least one more week, if possible. I don’t think the Dolphins are just going to give it up to Ajayi that easily. I could be wrong, but it’s not crazy I think.

              • William Hung says:
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                @Jay: Not sure about historical stats, but have there been any previous players to gain 200 yards of offense and not have a role afterwards?

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  @William Hung: Haha, Brandon Boldin I think. Next week, it’ll be 60/40 probably, and then we can know for sure.

  29. William Hung says:
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    As I look over at how poorly I’ve done in the past 6 weeks, I have come to the conclusion that I have zero ability at identifying sleepers, which is the opposite of how I am with baseball – My big misses this year so far have been Jordan Howard, Cameron Meredith, and Christine Michael

    How do people identify sleepers in football? It seems everyone I’ve picked have been swings and misses (Both Washingtons, Torrey Smith). I feel like I still have time to turn things around with my team, but I need to go on a winning streak. Are there any metrics you personally use that I should be looking at? I need to change things up.

    I’ve tried using Numberfire, but they haven’t been much help. I’m done looking to Rotoworld for recommendations and only going to use them for who is hurt / healthy.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: It’s a tough question to answer. Honestly, it’s harder in football than baseball because not only do you have minor league scouting reports, but things like this take a lot of time to develop. What I mean by that is, you always have more data to draw upon in the MLB. In the NFL, there’s hype, there’s college performance, and there’s the media. All three are uncertain elements in terms of trying to draw good analysis from.

      I sometimes feel like it’s more about identifying traits that are constant (what is the team, what’s the situation of that team, is it a place where talent can flourish?) and potential playing time, along with some hype. This is probably why I specifically miss out on guys like Jordan Howard and Torrey Smith, but hit on guys like Montee Ball (at the time) and Dak Prescott.

      • William Hung says:
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        For sure, you can’t predict injury unless it’s Arian Foster, but Ajayi was talented last year and then everyone wrote him off – could he be this year’s Devonte Freeman?

        Another example, Matt Jones vs. the Eagles – he put up strong numbers I could’ve used… Rotoworld had him as a firm sit. Is there a way to be better accurate with similar matchups?

        • Jay

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          @William Hung: I think Rudy’s pigskinator can help with that, as he takes projections from the defense, the player, the offense, weather conditions, etc. and plugs them all in. He’s gotten better and better results as he’s tweaked it every week. It’s something that should be beyond solid as time goes on. Other than that, all we have is our eyes and mind, and I try to use them as best as I can here.

          I hate to admit it, but a lot of it is luck too. Look at Ajayi, anyone who started him today was because they forgot to switch him out. So in a 16 game season, this plays a huge part.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: I actually pulled off the victory – 118 – 104… I’m one of 2 teams in my league who have yet to have a matchup where either team scores fewer than 100 points.

            Looking at my roster, I want to run some more names by you as drop candidates:
            1. Dion Lewis – with the emergence of James White, is Lewis really going to get playing time? Is he still a stash?
            2. Chris Hogan – lack of targets, but he appears to be good for a few deep balls – I’m thinking Torrey Smith or Kendall Wright might be a better stash

            This sets me up for a huge overhaul including the moves I mentioned above.

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Congrats man! Lewis is a stash I believe, Brady loves him. 2. I think Wright might be if this happens again, but that Wright hype has been long dead for a while now.

  30. Zandy says:
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    About to lose and be .500
    Ran into the obj buzz saw….

    Wentz
    Hopkins Alshon
    Gurley Ingram Charles
    Graham
    Bench: Ware JStew Cobb Floyd Woods Jalen DWash(oak) Forsett

    Panic button time?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Not at all. To be honest, 500 at this stage is just fine, I’m actually talking about this a little in my lede right now. Looking at your team specifically, I can’t remember, but have we talked about trying to package JStew and Cobb for a WR. I feel like this is familiar. No one was biting on that? I feel like you need an upgrade there, or maybe at QB.

      • Zandy says:
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        @Jay: thanks for the re-assurance. Yea I was thinning of packaging Cobb and JStew for bmarsh or cooper but held off BC it seemed like too much. I haven’t fished around the higher tier WRs yet but will see what’s there- tough this week with JStew on bye. For QB, the Rodgers stuff fell thru once Wentz crapped out but I can see who else is around. Also Eli and Cousins on waivers so….

        • Zandy says:
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          Dak on waivers too…

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