Well, minus the pants, that was probably the most regular looking color rush game (thank the lord!) of the year so far. But yeah, the Bears (DUUUUUH BEARS, if we’re doing the “iconic” pronunciation) has now officially become the NFL’s very own simulation on the cycles of depression. True, with this game being of the usual Thursday Night Football variety (Jaguars versus Titans next week? Were we Nazis in our previous life? Is that why we get that?), we had a really close game at the half… you know, a 3-6 “close game”, buuuuut there were legitimate reasons for that beyond it being just Thursday. I mean, the Bears were down to their third string quarterback behind a patchwork offensive line, their defensive secondary was in tatters, and on the other side, the Packers had Mike McCarthy (who is pretty much Marty Schottenheimer with a ring.) And while it would have been entertaining if the Bears accidentally derped their way into beating their NFC North rivals for the first time this millennium, alas, it was not to be, as vintage Aaron Rodgers decided to finally show up this season, albeit for two quarters. But I guess Chicago wouldn’t have noticed anyways because: Cubs. Connor Barth kicking. Matt Barkley quarterbacking. Ka’Deem Carey at runing back. Kyle Long not playing (this all must have been Cutler’s doing). Signs of the Apocalypse some would say… or what Chicago calls “normal”.

 

Davante Adams – 13 REC, 132 YDS, 10.2 AVG, 2 TD, 24 LONG, 16 TGTS. Of course Adams got two touchdowns. He only was only listed as doubtful from a concussion three days ago… What’s that thing in my chest? What is this feeling? Hrnnao#$wghioaewgh%#@%olawh…

Matt Barkley6/15, 81 YDS, 5.4 AVG, 2 INT, 18.3 RTG and 1 CAR, -1 YDS, -1.0 AVG, -1 LONG. Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm, so here we are… Hey, what if Barkley is awesome? Seriously. C’mon, stop laughing. Negative points are better than no points!

Jordan Howard7 CAR, 22 YDS, 3.1 AVG, 11 LONG. So… did Jordan Howard lose his job to Ka’Deem Carey (10 CAR, 48 YDS, 4.8 AVG, 24 LONG and 1 REC, 9 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 9 LONG, 1 TGTS) between quarters? Pretty sure we need a Grudenism to mark this occasion… THESE CHICAGO BEARS, I CALL THEM JENNA JAMESON, BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING DOWN SUPER FAST, THEY’RE F*CKED, AND NO AMOUNT OF SURGERY IS GOING TO FIX WHAT’S HAPPENED TO THEM.

Alshon Jeffery3 REC, 33 YDS, 11.0 AVG, 11 LONG, 11 TGTS. Somewhere in the bottom of a bottle of Jack Daniels, Kyle Orton is warming up for his triumphant return.

Cameron Meredith1 REC, 12 YDS, 12.0 AVG, 12 LONG, 2 TGTS. Don’t worry, the Bears will probably sign Jeff George tomorrow. Or maybe they’ll trade for Sanchez so they have two sh*tty USC quarterback on the roster, the possibilities are endless!

Ty Montgomery10 REC, 66 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 13 LONG, 13 TGTS and 9 CAR, 60 YDS, 6.7 AVG, 30 LONG. Montgomery and Rodgers are starting to build chemistry. Olivia Munn better not arrive home unexpected one day.

Jordy Nelson1 REC, 9 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 9 LONG, 4 TGTS. Sweet mother of mercy Mike McCarthy.

 

  1. Cayden says:
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    Hey Jay,

    I could use some help at RB. I’m currently rostering Christine Michael, Matt Forte, Ryan Mathews, Mike Gillislee, and Powell.

    My WRs are: Antonio Brown, Mike Evans, Allen Robinson, Kenny Britt, Chris Hogan

    I’ve been offered Lamar Miller and one of Terrelle Pryor, Jeremy Maclin or Ty Montgomery for Ryan Mathews and Allen Robinson.

    I upgrade at RB and can then slip Britt into my WR3. Would you make the move, or take your chances with the team I have? If so, which WR of those 3 would you choose? This is a 12 team PPR league.

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Cayden: That… doesn’t seem like you need help at RB, it’s a solid if unspectacular group. However, I think that’s a good deal for you. I’d probably go for Pryor there.

  2. Big W says:
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    Should we be worried about Jordy? Rodgers throws over 50 passes and Jordy only catches 1???

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Big W: I’m concerned, but not much we can do. Zero trade value (contextually) and can’t really drop him.

  3. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my Cry says:
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    I just traded Arian foster and Devante parker for Sammy Watkins and Tyler Lockett in a keeper league.

    I was able to throw Watkins on IR to pick up the kicker I had been without all week as I was hording runningbacks (Quizz, Gillislee, Don Jackson).

    BUT NOW: Both my TE’s (Miller and Eifert) are going to be on BYE week 9, and Jack Doyle is just sitting there.

    I like Lockett, but he really hasn’t done much and I think Doyle will eat in that offense.

    Should I switch Lockett for Doyle? Or should I go no defense? I could also drops Gillislee or Chris Hogan, but I think they have more value than Lockett/Doyle.

  4. The imp says:
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    Are Manning and Palmer close enough ROS that you’d let bye week problems and week 7 matchup tip you to keep one over the other? Id have to drop DJax (another bye week problem) to keep both.

    • The imp says:
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      @The imp: I could also stream Cousins if I’m to that point in the QB crowd.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @The imp: Streaming seems okay here too, they are all in the same group.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @The imp: Yeah, they’re close enough. Probably slight edge to Palmer.

  5. John says:
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    Do you think C Meredith is droppable now that Hoyer is out?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @John: If you have to, it’s okay. Holding on the bench is the ideal choice.

  6. Brian says:
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    I’m worried about Jordy he just hasn’t looked the same even in the beginning of season he looked a,little rusty I thought it was going to improve but instead is possibly regressing. Trade value is low right now for sure.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Agreed on everything here. I still think you have to hold because he doesn’t have much value otherwise, but I’d be concerned.

  7. Scott says:
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    Don’t laugh. Barkley’s doing awesome in my absolute value league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Haha!

  8. William Hung says:
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    Should I consider picking up Davante Adams and dropping Knile Davis / Arian Foster (whoever I don’t drop for a TE)?

    Rest of my RBs – Matt Jones, Rashad Jennings, Jeremy Hill, Dion Lewis
    WRs – AJ Green, Julian Edelman, Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Ty Montgomery, Kenny Britt

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: I think you can skip here. Your WR group is pretty solid without his addition.

  9. Brian says:
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    PPR ..james white or tyrell williams.

    Also, 16 team dynasty, use 1 qb. picked up geno because my week 8 opponent had fitzpatrick and his only other qb is on bye week 8 and there was no one else on the wire for him to turn to. Now that barkley will be out there is it worth holding onto Geno? I need to pick up a kicker so I need to either drop geno or 1 of my defenses that I rotate (TEN and PHI)? think my team is better off for the season to be able to play matchups with my defenses (there are only 6 crap Ds on the wire) but not sure if the short term gain of keeping even a below avg QB away from my week 8 opponent outweighs it. what do you think?

    • Brian says:
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      @Brian: could also drop don jackson but figure it’s possible he makes some noise at some point this year or next.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Brian: Yeah, hold on Jackson in this format. I like him here.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brian: White there. And yeah, that’s fine on dropping Geno, even in a dynasty or deep league. I’m not sure how much value he’ll get out.

  10. Bob says:
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    Ahoy jay! I need good vibes my way as my week 7 isn’t off to the right foot. I started Howard at flex & yeah he left me with 3.5 points it was so bad I didn’t think he would get to 3 pts. He got the .5 point at the end of the game due to barkleys int.

    Here’s the rest of my team

    QB: matt Ryan

    RB1: David Johnson
    RB2: Melvin Gordon

    WR1: Hopkins
    WR2: Hilton
    WR3: Emmanuel sanders

    TE: Rudolph

    Defense Eagles D (home vs Vikings)

    Flex was Howard

    Defensive player: honey badger but may swap for either Brandon Marshall , tj ward or Chandler jones

    Kicker also went last night & was Crosby 8 points that’s avg for what I’ve been getting at the kicker slot so that’s ok

    ———————-

    Opponent team

    QB- luck

    RB1: Tevin Coleman
    RB2: Terrence west

    WR1: cooks
    WR2: Fitzgerald
    WR3: Baldwin

    TE: fleener

    D: bills

    Defensive player: Zach brown

    Kicker: Seahawks kicker

    His flex is currently rob woods but he has Britt on his bench if woods can’t go. He also has shady McCoy on his bench in case he plays

    Thanks man! Keep up the good work!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bob: Seems like it’s still eve. I don’t expect too much from his RB’s comparatively. I do like Marshall a lot this week against the Texans.

      • Bob says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks jay! Forgot to mention Von Miller I’m torn between Marshall or Miller

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Bob: Oh yeah, that’s a tough one. I think you have to go Miller just because of the star power, but man, it feels like Marshall is having another solid year.

  11. vrugg says:
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    Jay, is a. Foster for D. Parker fair?
    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @vrugg: Oh yeah, I think that’s fair. Any time!

  12. Sam says:
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    Would you trade Ryan Mathews for James White in a PPR league? Dion Lewis doesn’t seem to be progressing.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      In PPR, yeah, I think that’s fair. I’d do it.

  13. Zandy says:
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    Use a waiver on moncreif? Std league dropping woods

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Yeah, I like Moncreif long term.

  14. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Jay! Clay, Doyle, Fiedorowicz, or Witten ros? Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Leaning Witten here. Np!

  15. Jerry says:
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    Forgot to mention, it’s a full point, PPR league.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jerry: Yeah, I think still sticking with Witten.

  16. garleezy says:
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    BiG Homie J,

    I got offered Ware for Jamaal CHarles. Standard league.

    what do you think?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @garleezy: I’d want Charles. He’ll start phasing in.

  17. A bag of sand says:
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    10t ppr
    Would you give up A Brown for Cam?
    I own:
    A Brown
    Alshon
    Demaryius
    Cobb
    Montgomery
    Maclin
    Pryor

    And have Rivers at QB
    Also Palmer is avail but don’t have much faith in him for ROS

  18. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Jay, is there a way to bring up ones old posts? Have a hard time finding/remembering where they are.

    Thanks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chicken Dinner: Bottom of the home page, you’ll see numbers, that’s the archive. Otherwise, I just google words when I’m looking for old material.

  19. Old Dirty says:
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    Clay, Vernon davis, or Julius Thomas in a half point ppr ?

    I was trying to see who was less banged up…clay or Thomas

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Old Dirty: Vernon Davis this week, probably JT long term.

  20. Zandy says:
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    Rather stash Moncrief or Watkins? Std league
    I got Moncrief via waivers and woke up to a trade proposal…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: Tough one… hmm, I think Watkins. But it’s super close.

  21. Nick says:
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    So I’m still stuck on my flex option. Have T Benjamin in now (wish they would just sit him or play him but its still up in the air). I really dont have a good feeling about him regardless but options are thin. Options include L Murray, Jennings & D Booker. I pretty much ruled out the first 2 (L Murray will see 10 carries at most – not interested. Jennings has done nothing to-date so avoiding that until I see more). D Booker is interesting…he is going to split carries with Anderson…

    I also could drop Coates or John Brown (which first?) and grab Mike Davis to plug-in at RB…I think that might be my best option actually, right?

    • Nick says:
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      @Nick: I find it insane that YOU and FantasyPros averages show CJ Anderson as many as 20 spots over D Booker….Booker has looked like the far superior back the past 2 weeks & Kubiak even said they will share the carries….if anything, rankings should have them neck and neck.

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Nick: Sure, he says that, but the snap count doesn’t show it. And he had one big gain and a touchdown taken away by holding calls against the Chargers. Booker has been impressive, but I’ll believe the split when I see it is I think where many of us are coming from. For what it’s worth, I would have it Jennings, then Booker there.

        • Nick says:
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          @Jay: Thanks bro..what are your thoughts on Graham this week, when I have room to pickup someone like Doyle, Brate or Davis?

          • Nick says:
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            @Nick: Would have to choose between dropping Coates & John Brown. The matchup is a nightmare for Graham but I’m hesitant to bench him

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Nick: Yeah, I have faith there.

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Nick: Love him this week, number 2!

  22. William Hung says:
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    So this surprised me – Davonte Adams is a FA in my league instead of being a waiver for next Wed… should I pick him up and drop Knile Davis or Arian Foster? I know you mentioned that my depth at WR is good, but that was when I thought I’d need a waiver… is it worth it for me to make a move if he’s a FA?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Naw, I don’t trust him too much.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: What are your speculative thoughts on Knile Davis? Do you think he will be good for 10-15 touches per game?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Hmm, tough to say. I think 10 is feasible. Maybe not more than that.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: So Knile Davis or Ka’Deem Carey?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: I think that’s a coin flip. Probably Carey, just because the Bears need a running game more than the Packers do.

              • William Hung says:
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                @Jay: Guess I’ll hold and see how Week 8 shakes out for Knile… at worst I can find a Week 9 fill in who has a Mike Davis type situation

                • Jay

                  Jay says:
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                  Word!

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