So I was out of town this past weekend and I was flying back Sunday in the late morning. As much as airports suck and flying in general can be a real drag, I’ve always enjoyed watching football while waiting for a flight. If I’m by myself I can enjoy my overpriced beer served by an antipathetic server while I overhear the most ridiculous conversations of the nearby tables. When I’m with a friend, it’s just like being at a real bar, where shit talking reigns and wildly outrageous proclamations are never verified via cellphone. Watching football is one of the only saving graces of airports, and I for one, am thankful for it.

Now let’s get to spending those Free Agent Acquisition Budget dollars! By this point in the season you should’ve spent some FAAB money so we’re updating the amount we have at this point to $50; if you have more by all means add it to the dollar amounts listed here:

*All ownership as of November 4th

Wide Receivers:

$21 – DeVante Parker, MIA (36% Y!, 23% ESPN) Now the undisputed #1 in Miami, he’s a WR3 going forward…just cross your fingers and hope he provides a solid floor (which he should).

$19 – Zach Pascal, IND (21% Y!, 7% ESPN) Saw a good amount of this game as it was on the TV directly in front of me, and I like what I saw. If TY is out for a while, Pascal is the next man up and I’m in on him.

$11 – Cole Beasley, BUF (29% Y!, 26% ESPN) He’s already established himself as a consistent target of Allen and now has TDs in three straight. Real talk: Josh Allen is better than we thought and he’s had solid outings with Frank Gore, Cole Beasley and John Brown as his top options for most of the season. Now that Singletary is back and playing well, maybe the Bills draft or sign a top WR to make their offense more dangerous next season and then Allen is my sleeper QB (Let’s just hope the hype train doesn’t pick up too much steam before next season).

$11 – Jamison Crowder, NYJ (54% Y!, 55% ESPN) I don’t love him as I’ve said multiple times before, but he’s getting targets and finally scored a TD, so there’s that. Three big games out of eight isn’t great, but better than a lot of what’s out there. I have still not convinced myself to add him but I’m working on me; it’s a self-help exercise.

$6 – Auden Tate, CIN (20% Y!, 24% ESPN) The other Tate has been targeted at least six times in all but one game this season. If he had three more TDs his ownership would be over 50%. Alas he does not. A match-up with Baltimore this week isn’t rosy, but playing PIT, MIA, the Jets, CLE twice and OAK will yield some positive results down the stretch, especially in PPR leagues. I added him last week, what is taking you so long?

$4 – AJ Brown, TEN (19% Y!, 15% ESPN) Corey Davis is also available in a lot of leagues, but I like AJ best as he can fly and is coming off a solid game with Tannehill as QB. As much as I doubt that Tannehill will continue to be (this) good, why not ride it out?

$2 – Hunter Renfrow, OAK (2% Y!, 3% ESPN) Two TDs in back-to-back weeks makes him radar-worthy. Why he doesn’t stay on my radar is the low targets (only three games with more than four; max eight) and the yardage, which is very low. A QB safety valve sometimes gets in the endzone, predicting him for any more than that is a risk I’m not taking.

$1 – Olabisi Johnson, MIN (3% Y!, 1% ESPN) Similar stat profile to Renfrow. More playing time possible with Thielen injury, so there’s that. (He’s Bisi Johnson in ESPN, if you can’t find him). If we’re comparing Johnsons, I’d rather have Diontae.

Running Backs:

$41 – Devin Singletary, BUF (73% Y!, 67% ESPN) If you’ve held him this long, you’re more patient than me. If he isn’t available in your league, well we’re in the same boat. If he is available, spend most, if not all, of your money. He has skills and opportunity, along with a solid schedule the rest of the way.

$7 – Ronald Jones II, TB (40% Y!, 38% ESPN) How many times is he going to be on this list? Every other week at least. If you haven’t dropped and added him multiple times are you really trying?

$6 – Adrian Peterson, WAS (56% Y!, 60% ESPN) I know we all dislike AD and the Redskins for a multitude of reasons, many valid. In terms on on field production though, not sure what more you want from an RB3/FLEX, he’s established a 10-point floor. Another guy that if he had three more TDs would be owned in 40% more leagues.  A bye means you can’t use him this week though.

$4 – Ty Montgomery, NYJ (2% Y!, 3% ESPN) Bell owners need to make the add; nothing in Ty’s history points to him being a worthwhile or long-term add.

$3 – Kalen Ballage, MIA (9% Y!, 9% ESPN) Due to Walton’s suspension only. Dive in at your own risk.

$1 – JD McKissic, DET (12% Y!, 6% ESPN) PPR leaguers, if you need the help, take a chance. Ty Johnson is an add for deeper, non-PPR, leagues, too.

 

Tight Ends:

$5 – Darren Fells, HOU (61% Y!, 37% ESPN) Like him more Rest-of-Season than the next two guys, though he’s on a bye this week.

$3 – Noah Fant, DEN (12% Y!, 8% ESPN) Big game Sunday but only three catches; he’s also on a bye this week, so you need the room to add him. For more immediate help, look to Kyle Rudolph or Mike Gesicki or Jacob Hollister even.

$2 – Dallas Goedert, PHI (26% Y!, 39% ESPN) Finally Ertz got going, at Goedert’s expense you would suspect. But not really; Goedert has only been targeted more than five times once (eight), and has three TDs. So let’s not put Ertz out to pasture yet. Also of note is the Eagles have a bye in Week 10 followed by the Patriots.

$1 Defenses: BAL @ CIN (pay $3 for them this week if really needed), NO vs ATL, IND vs MIA, KC @ TEN , DET @ CHI

 

Exercise Time! Starting with $100 week one, these are the guys I’ve already won this season:

Week 2: Terry McLaurin ($26), Josh Allen ($3) and Golden Tate ($4)

Week 3: Demarcus Robinson for $19, Deebo Samuel for $7 and Ten D for $1

Week 4: Jamaal Williams for $12, Parris Campbell for $2

Week 5: Nada

Week 6: Vance McDonald for $3

Week 7: New Orleans D for $1

Week 8: Seattle D for $1, Alex Mattison for $3, Derrius Guice $1

Week 9: Auden Tate for $4

With $13 left, there are two ways to go. Save for $1 (or $2) Defenses the rest of the way, or go all in on a guy. I’d love to add Pascal, but he’s too much this week. So I’m going to go $3 on Baltimore D. See how that goes.

I skipped QBs completely since Ryan Tannehill, Brian Hoyer, Jimmy G, Derek Carr, Brandon Allen, Nick Foles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, et al, stink to some varying degree. That degree is not worth the paper its printed on. So add them as you would, but I wouldn’t pay more than $3 for any, and even that is stretching it. As always, if there is a guy I missed bring them up in the comments and I’ll give them a price. Enjoy the games Razzballers and Razzballettes!

  1. slimbo says:
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    who you rolling with in a dynasty

    Mark Ingrram or Singleton

    thanks!

    • slimbo says:
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      singletary*

      • Phil B.

        Phil B. says:
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        That’s a great question. Ingram turns 30 in about two months, so obvs on the downswing and makes Singletary the easy choice….but there’s other factors. Ingram is signed at a reasonable cap hit of $4mil next year and $5mil for 2022. His cap hit next year is $5.3mil vs dead cap of $3.2, so I would think he’s a lock to return next year, and probably 2022 if 2021 goes as well as this one. He’s also tied his best YPC at 5.1 this year, and has been a hoss.

        So if you are competing this season and next, its Ingram. If not, then Singletary

  2. Mike says:
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    Must win mode at 4-5 trying to deal Aaron Jones in my PPR redraft, thoughts on Singletary straight up with his nice schedule and bye out of the way?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      I’d think you could get more, any chance of a WR upgrade too? Especially since Jones is catching passes now at a greater clip (about 4-6 a week). But like you said GB Bye is coming, and Singletary is out of those. If you really like him (and I do) now is the time for the move, but look to upgrade another position as a part of it.

      • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        should absolutely get more than singletary for AAron in any kind of league.

  3. Chillin with Mahomes says:
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    I’m still having issues with my TE spot. Fells was dropped due to his bye week so I grabbed him. I have an offer on the table to trade my Ronald Jones for Gerald Everett. Jones is starting for me this week but is usually a bench player. I start Saquon and Zeke at my RB spots and Hyde at my flex. Would you make this move? Do you consider Everett a better weekly option than Fells?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      You still have bye weeks to go, so I’d hold. I don’t see that much difference in Everett vs Fells. Both guys can go off, and are low end TE1s. I’ve seen Everett higher most places, but I don’t think its worth giving up Jones for. I’d want a top 5 TE for him, as he’s looking to get going (not sure if you saw his TD run on Sunday, but he was all toughness there)

      • Chillin with Mahomes says:
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        Thanks, I had a similar thought process. I countered with Jones for Hooper and that was rejected. I’ll stick with Fells, appreciate your input

        • Phil B.

          Phil B. says:
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          Anytime! I think that Hooper for Jones is fair, especially if dude has everett.

          • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            most people that own hooper probably won’t be doing RJ2 for hooper. everett for RJ2 sounds believeable though.

            • Phil B.

              Phil B. says:
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              That’s a fair point, it all depends, like anything. But if they need a RB and they have two TE1s (and I know that Everett could be argued isn’t, but I don’t agree) they might do it. One-for-one trades are hard to get even value.

              • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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                for sure, in one league i obtained dissly right when he was starting to go off ONLY since kittle had an early week 4 bye, then flipped dissly for RJ2 right when he had his first good game since i had no use for dissly and needed RB depth, then to the SAME owner (who got no useful dissly weeks since he got hurt on the first drive he owned him) traded henry (who i obtained last minute right when he came back earlier than the LAC coach indicated he would for his usage anyway) for dak attack. that owner badly needed TE’s both times.

                • Phil B.

                  Phil B. says:
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                  Do you know the guy in real life? Cause I’d have to buy him some drinks for all those trades (obvs dissly couldn’t be predicted) But dang, to start with 2 TEs and walk away with Dak and RJ2 is doing it the right way

                  • Goodwill Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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                    the dissly for RJ2 one was my idea, once i saw him go off and i knew i didn’t need him i looked at all 11 other teams to see who both needed TE badly and didn’t need RB depth such as i did. the 2nd one was completely his idea. only 2 teams i could find that fit that description were the RJ2 and the barber owners. yeah it’s not common to get this lucky in these things in money leagues at all. even though i’ve yet to start RJ2 i had been moving up in total points before these trades, now the best team in the league for scoring, record, not as good but it’s regressing to what it probably should’ve been earlier in the year. should make playoffs easily and the hardest part of my schedule was the start of the year (until playoffs)

  4. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 team PPR with return yardage worth the same as scrimmage yards. gould now gonna miss tihs week likely.
    QB (1): goff, j.allen
    RB (2): mack, barkley, mckissic, gore
    WR (2): mclaurin, stills, edelman, green, c.samuel, pascal
    TE(1): henry, cook (obtained just now, henry’s bye not far off, tons of owners have 2 TE’s already)
    1 flex
    IR (1) guice
    K: gould
    DEF: streamer (BAL here)
    i probably could just wait and if green gets “out” this week obtain kicker later in week, but if that doesn’t happen who’s my drop here? later i have to drop somebody for guice anyway as well. with how few RB’s i have total (had carry-on, dropped for ty-jo, dropped for mckissic just lately) doubt dropping one of them makes sense. mclaurin might be the drop here.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      I don’t see an issue rolling w/two TEs, I have a couple leagues like that, where everyone has 2.

      Gore then Mckissic to activate Guice. I’d wait until Sunday AM to drop Gould. It stinks to have few RBs, but them’s the breaks. I would keep McLaurin over Samuel and Pascal.

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        really sounds like green is getting ruled out early, possibly by tomorrow. if so no drop needed yet anyway. green sure sounds like a prime example (and most often seen in baseball and football) of the large “discount” during draft for injured guys (even at pick 100 or slightly later as here) simply not being worth it.

        • Phil B.

          Phil B. says:
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          That’s so apt. No indication he would be out this long. vs Devante, who once I heard he had a turf toe injury I tried to move him. Those always take too long. Green’s whole situation is weirder.

          • Better Call Limehouse says:
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            i’ve been royally screwed by guys who are supposedly out X then X turns into say 2-3 times X or even whole seasons, more often seen in baseball than football (the length of the season itself makes this stuff more possible of course in baseball vs football) but it happens in both. m.olson in baseball this year honestly was the first time in maybe 4 years i could even remember ANYBODY coming back both either on time or early AND doing well to at least justify his draft price (even including the injury discount).

            • Phil B.

              Phil B. says:
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              Dude, you’re speaking my language! I had Olson in a dynasty where I thought I could compete, then he went down and (a few other things happened) I traded all my vets to compete for next year, and then he comes back and finishes the season like a man on fire. Stanton got me spooked on the hamate injury. The only guy I ever saw return from a major injury faster was Tejada when he came back from like a 3 month injury in 3 weeks.

              Also I like your username, a combo of Saul & Justified (I hope I got that right)

              • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                you sure did. i forgot about the tejada thing, it’s very rare though for people to both come back on time or early with production that is good/great. plus “better call limehouse” is actually more accurate to their respective shows, limehouse pretty much was the ONLY solution for when he needed to be called.

                • Better Call Limehouse says:
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                  stanton and i.desmond recently (and g.polanco 2 years in a row but shoulder not hand/fingers) were both guys who
                  1. had hamate or broken fingers
                  2. were said to be useful in timeframe X
                  3. it took far longer than that to be useful again (in desmond’s case by this point we can tell it was just age related too)

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