I was overseas last week in London and noticed there was an overabundance of barber shops though a severe lack of dentists; good hair is important, mind you, but why not have good teeth, too? Speaking of Barber’s (look at that segue) we have one in Tampa coming off a two TD game though he’s not the man of the week; but before we get to that, let’s recap the game we’re playing here:

You and I all know this is Free Agent Auction Bidding, and we started with $100 FAAB dollars. I don’t have any left, so if you do I’ve broken this week down into 3 categories: 1. Spend all the monies, 2. For a buck and 3. If they clear. Understood? Good, let’s get to it.

Spend all the Monies:

Rod Smith: Jerry Jones must have lost it cutting his favorite player ever Darren McFadden. I figured McFadden would be the next Running Backs coach at worst, right? Sad days.

Rex Burkhead: Oh New England, which running back should I own this week?

Eddie Lacy: See Burkhead, then replace New England with Seattle.

For a Buck:

Ricky Seals-Jones: He’s scoring TDs and who else do you have at tight end? Oh, you have better? Then don’t spend your moolah.

Josh Gordon: he should already be owned in competitive leagues so if he isn’t a buck should do it.

Cooper Kupp: I’d rather have Cooper than Gordon. and the Rams favorable schedule rest of the way.

Devontae Booker: For the playoffs if needed.

Case Keenum: I don’t like his upcoming schedule; if you need him.

$1 Defenses: Tennessee‘s upcoming schedule looks like this: HOU, @ARI, @SF. That’s three weeks of set it and forget it. Chargers versus Cleveland; Chicago home against the 49ers.

If they Clear:

Jacquizz Rodgers or Peyton Barber: one will get points this week. Good luck picking, so I’ll take Barber.

Jimmy Garoppolo: If you must, but can he go by Jim or James, please?

Marquise Goodwin: Jimmy G is here to help, please, please.

Zay Jones: Caught 3 of 10 targets, but one was a TD, so there.

Lastly: We stayed in the Fulham neighborhood in London (and their slogan could definitely be misinterpreted), right down the street from the stadium, and were eating breakfast at a hip breakfast place in the neighborhood (by hip I mean not a stained dark-wood pub) that we overheard the waitress say that on game days they could only serve supporters and neutral supporters. Made me wonder if the other team would really fight over french toast and granola and yogurt and mimosas? And, this is a second division club, not a Premier League one, so you know it’s serious. England was fun, but I missed football last week, so I’ll just say it’s good to be back home in the US of A!

  1. Cram It says:
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    Does Austin Hooper fall into the “you have better” category compared to Seals-Jones?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      @Cram It: he does for me

  2. Teddy Heater says:
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    Any love for Cohen this week going against SF?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      @Teddy Heater: for sure. He’d be a good flex guy, and if he’s out there I’d add him up for the spot start. Nice call!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Teddy Heater: @Phil B.: Really? He’s so…semi-boom or bust. What am I missing for this week?

        • Teddy Heater says:
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          @Cram It: I’m in a 12 team league and it’s scarce, It’s either Cohen, Westbrook or Ekeler. Just banking on SF weak run D on the road.

          • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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            @Teddy Heater: m.davis over all of those if possible.

            • Phil B.

              Phil B. says:
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              @Sinkhole Demayo: I can feel that. Just a feeling on Cohen too, if any team can get him going, it’s the 49ers

  3. brapcrap1 says:
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    Should I spend cash on Ricky Seal Jones or Jason Witten? If so, how much? I have $23 FAAB left. I have greg olsen starting but he may not even play this week…

    Thanks again!

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      @brapcrap1: I’d spend a couple on seal Jones, Witten nah. I’m crossing fingers for Olsen return too

  4. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    1. how to rank these TE’s in PPR ROS, i have ASJ and olsen (start 1 exactly). ASJ/olsen/RSJ (ARI)/witten.

    2. how to rank these QB for 2 QB and/or super flexes: g.smith/webb/yates.

    3. in a 2 QB dynasty hold lynch or attempt to grab one of the guys in #2. have zero FAAB left so guessing i have no shot at g.smith.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      @Sinkhole Demayo: 1.agree with your order, unless Greg is healthy, then hes my #1.

      2. Agree with that order.

      Geno is worth if he clears. Lynch looks terrible, but he still has upside over those other two long term.

      • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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        @Phil B.: we got daily FAAB and SOMEHOW a STARTING QB (geno) went unclaimed. i still have zero dollars, and this:
        QB (2) brissett (horrible ROS sched)/rodfather/rodgers (oh thank god if i get that far)/mahomes/fitzmagic (i’m guessing still hold him in case winston for the 3rd time reinjures). dynasty half PPR
        RB (2) the NO guys (only reason i’m now actually the best team overall, had just kept winning with like 4th most points for a long time)/burkhead/perine/darkwa
        WR (3) k.allen/lee/d-jax/thielen (traded away mccown a week before rodgers got hurt)/jordy
        TE (1) ertz/vernon D
        2 flexes
        IR edleman/p.lynch
        K butker
        DEF DEN
        IDP (4 flexes) t.smith/ogletree/r.jones/burfict

        1. dump lynch (with my depth) for geno tonight? could’ve had him for free 4 hours or so back

        2. if i don’t know if t.smith plays or not by sat night i’m guessing lynch’s spot is the drop (put rodgers back into IR slot in so doing) for an IDP guy, can’t stupidly risk leaving a spot blank. actually with my record i COULD in fact do that. (just realzing now that we have 6 playoff spots, thus byes, and i’m up 2 games on nearest competitor so i COULD in fact punt this week and still end season with best record)

        • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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          @Sinkhole Demayo: clearly nabbing geno wouldn’t be for starting purposes (unless brissett and/or tyrod get hurt AND winston is and stays healthy), but for others not to be able to use. another option is to dump p.lynch for m.davis SEA.

  5. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    20 team PPR. lost crabtree for likely a week upon appeal. but this means my WR #3 slot is very weak this week at least. have this:
    QB staff/bortles
    RB (2) gurley/collins/drake/forte/b.marshall
    WR (3) hill/parker/crabtree/wright/moncreif
    TE (1) ertz/watson
    1 flex
    clearly watson is the first drop, had planned to attempt to nab m.davis SEA but now this WR issue seems more important. i never have a good waiver as i use them for adds all the time, but do have the 2nd best team all year.

    1. who’s 2nd to nab WR guy or guys: moncreif or wright? wright at least gets consistent targets (for a league of this size anyway). in CHI’s 2nd senseless drop of a WR this year mcbride just got axed (the d.thompson made even less sense, he had lead them in snaps at the time).

    2. what’s best order of these for obtaining: roberts, a.wilson, reynolds (LAR), t.king (NYG),

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: if any week to roll with Wright its this week against the 49ers,then drop him. Moncrief has a brutal schedule rest of the way, too. I’m just hoping for a better 2nd season out of trubisky cause the Bears have been garbage.

      I world add king, Wilson, Reynolds, roberts(the oak one, right?)

      Also agree Davis is 1st choice over wr

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @Phil B.: yeah roberts the OAK one. would think one week need here roberts with no cooper/crabtree around. crab back next week though and for sure m.davis is best overall add, but my waiver pretty much makes him impossible to get this week (could’ve done it LAST week though, probably should’ve). reynolds value of course up more this week (and last, and till woods back) too.

  6. Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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    best rank of these ROS in QB trouble.
    mccown: vs KC, @ DEN, @ NO (so clearly this gets bad quick)
    winston @ GB, vs DET, vs ATL
    garoplolololo @ CHI, @ HOU, vs TEN
    hundley vs TB, @ CLE, @ CAR (best short term schedule)
    gabbert vs LAR, vs TEN, @ WAS

    need generally 2 of these. in one league i’ve been holding bridgewater (probably can’t anymore) and winston in another. need to win this week in both.

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @Alfred E. Naujocks: wow, people are really starting to get lax in leagues (even competitive teams), in the above league i just got all of
      mccown/winston/m.davis dropping bridgewater/brissett/t.montgomery (i didn’t WANT to drop montgomery either, but probably better idea than gore). in another spot somebody spent 50/100 on RSJ but i got m.davis for 5 out of my remaining 9 (with no other bids, which is sad).

      • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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        @Alfred E. Naujocks: could’ve dropped booker or montgomery (half PPR) who’d you have dropped there (for m.davis)?

  7. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    mike davis or woodhead in a standard dynasty. this should be an easy question but i went and looked at the rest of season rankings for standard RB’s and even when keeping it to guys ranked pretty highly AND from the 11/27 on, still nobody ranks mike davis. couldn’t/shouldn’t this guy be the SEA starter next year (or carson)

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: unless he gets rehurt it should be mike davis in the spot lacy is in above. it’s been announced early he’s playing.

  8. knucks says:
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    Anyone else still playing in RCLs? It looks like I’m in the playoffs in one of my leagues, so that’s cool.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @knucks: that seriously sucks if those are filled with deadbeats. a few years back i was in one that probably had maybe 3 of them.

  9. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    now ogletree is hurt too. even with crap town QB’s the rest of this team is kicking so much ass that i’ve actually gone from 4th in points with lucky best record to 1st in points since AAron Rodgers went out. but with rodfather hurt moves will have to be made. 2 QB dynasty half PPR.
    QB (2) rodfather/brissett/fitzmagic (i held him in case winston got reinjured for this week, literally could’ve lost this week, already had 1st place locked up anyway)/mahomes/AAron rodgers
    RB (2) kamara/ingram/burkhead/perine/darkwa
    WR (3) k.allen/m.lee/thielen/d-jax/jordy
    TE (1) ertz/VD
    2 flexes
    K butker
    DEF DEN
    IDP flexes (4) ogletree (elbow this week, still posted great score though)/t.smith/r.jones/burfict
    IR p.lynch/edleman

    1. so probably gotta drop at least 2 people to grab at least one IDP and a QB (people have given up adding QB’s as of late, some dropped back into FA as well). guessing that’s vernon davis and fitz? could even drop lynch too, sliding rodfather into IR slot.

    these QB’s out there (admittedly it’s mostly about week 14, as i have rodgers back after that)
    peterman: vs IND, vs MIA, @ NE
    savage: vs SF, @ JAX, vs PIT
    geno/webb: vs DAL, vs PHI, @ ARI
    semian (38 yards to top 2 WR on 17 targets today, yuckkkkk): vs NYJ, @ IND, @ WAS

    2. i guess grab savage dropping fitz at least here. green julius and RSJ out there as far as TE’s if i drop VD and ertz gets hurt or something. daily FAAB waivers, with NO money at all. guessing it’s likely with savage putting out that many points he could be added tonight, so….
    3. what’s best order of those QB’s, my guess is savage, peterman, geno, semian, webb?

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