The running back stash/wheel of death continues this week; I’m sensing a trend, maybe you’ve noticed? Early weeks, wide receivers were the dominant adds; now, its survival of the fittest running backs. So there are three wideouts I’d bid on this week and a bunch of RBs that may or may not help. Some should’ve been added prior weeks. There are even a couple of Tight Ends, which if you’ve been reading has been really tough to pin down which TE will hit each week.

There are no QBs to add this week, if you’re playing the QB carousel at this point and are in the playoff hunt you know what to do in that regard (If you want/need Darnold or Tannehill, etc. bid on them fo sho). 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 $25; if you have more, by all means, add it to the dollar amounts listed here:

Wide Receivers:

$15 – Deebo Samuels, SF In competitive WR3+ leagues, he should be owned. I’m starting him in a couple two WR leagues, so you know I have faith. The time to add him was weeks ago (or if you’re like me after Week 3; seriously, see below) but there’s no time like the present. It’s not Friday, and I do have a job, so what to do? Add Deebo; don’t make me say it twice.

$14 – James Washington PIT Sometimes you need to toot your own horn, so I’m going to do that here. Wasn’t feeling great about Brandin Cooks as my WR3, and saw Big Game James just chilling out there on waivers, and at 9:50 I made the add (didn’t cut Cooks by the way) and the rest is history.

$6 – AJ Brown, TEN This guy needs to chill so he can be my sleeper next year. I’ve been tooting his horn so long…yeah that was about to go horribly wrong. Let’s just say I’m a big fan and move on.

Running Backs:

$22 – Jonathan Williams, IND He’s the guy until Mack comes back, and that might not be until next year.

$16 – Benny Snell, PIT He’s the guy until Conner comes back, and that might not be until next year.

$14 – Bo Scarbrough, DET He’s the guy…for now. Looked good on Sunday, so why not?

$5 – Rashaad Penny, SEA Fool me once, can’t get fooled again is a great Who & George Bush mashup. Carson is still a beast yet still fumbles; Carroll doesn’t give up on his RBs easily but Penny took the game over on Sunday. I still can’t see a way he starts for any of my fake teams (yet) thus the low price.

$4 – Patrick Laird, MIA I want no part of Miami’s RBs this year, but some leagues are much deeper than others.

Tight Ends:

$6 – Dallas Goedert, PHI He’s as good as a WR3 with upside; if you’re looking for more out of your waiver wire TEs you’re asking too much.

$4 – Mike Gesicki, MIA He’s another sleeper for next year that can still be helpful this season.

$4 – Ryan Griffin, NYJ The man at TE for the Jets (Chris Herndon who?)…are you not entertained?

 

$1 Defenses: Even though GB had a rough outing vs the 49ers this past week, I like their upcoming schedule of @NYG thenhome vs WAS and CHI. Sneaky. The Chargers at DEN could be a snow game then they go to JAX.

 

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

Week 10: Baltimore D for $3

Week 11: Nada, as no league I’m in Brian Hill went for less than $10.

Week 12: Williams didn’t go for less than $10 (my max bid) in any leagues, so I “won” Wilkins with a $3 bid and then he did nothing on Sunday. We’re no longer on speaking terms.

With $7 left I’ll go all-in on Washington, Scarbrough, and then Snell. 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. miles proudfoot says:
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    Do you like Geseki over everett, Njkubo, Guice and Cooks? The latter two will hopefully be bench players for me going forward.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      I’d take him over Everett and Njoku; not over Guice or Cooks.

  2. CMUTIMMAH says:
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    $15 – Deebo Samuels, SF In competitive WR3+ leagues, he should be owned. I’m starting him in a couple two WR leagues, so you know I have faith. The time to add him was weeks ago (or if you’re like me after Week 3; seriously, see below) but there’s no time like the present. It’s not Friday, and I do have a job, so what to do? Add Deebo; don’t make me say it twice.

    Two targets this week. I know they didn’t throw much in the second half… but 2 targets in one half is a huge decrease with Kittle and Sanders back.

    We’re talking about a boom or bust guy going forward. On par with the DK Metcalf range.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      Maybe, but I don’t trust Sanders as well. He’s the best choice of what’s left. As a WR3 you or I could do much, much worse. His price was also based on WR need over RB need, and you know what your teams need, know what I’m saying?

  3. Frank says:
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    I have Goff, and Foles in a point per completion league. Have been sitting Goff, streamed other the last few weeks. Tannehill is out there. Am I dropping him for Goff? Or is Goff’s matchup at Ariz enough to hold on and start this week? He’s just been sooooo bad.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      As much as I have an issue trusting Tannehill, the time is win is now. The Titans have a good schedule the rest of the way. I don’t see how you can start Goff this week, even vs ARI. I’d start Tannehill over Foles going forward.

      • Frank says:
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        Thank you!

      • Frank says:
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        Now in my other league, I have Wentz and Carr. 12m league, I’m 7-5 and pretty much clinched. I have Wentz (been sitting) and Carr. Foles, Darnold, Tannehill are all out there. Carr’s matchup this week is decent vs KC.. but I”m thinking one of those 3 are better options this week and beyond. Although, Wentz does have Miami this week…

        • Phil B.

          Phil B. says:
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          My pleasure! I’d go Wentz and drop Carr for Tannehill, and start Wentz this week. I can’t believe its come to Tannehill being a top 12 option, but here we are.

          • Frank says:
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            LOL thanks!

  4. Chillin with Mahomes says:
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    You like AJ Brown over Curtis Samuel or Golden Tate?

    Looking ahead to week 14 (week 1 of playoffs) – would you consider starting Tannehill @ Oak instead of Mahomes @ NE?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      AJ over Curtis yes; Tate no, but depends on his concussion results.

      I will/would start Mahomes. Even if its a blizzard.

  5. Dave says:
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    Would I be crazy to start Tannehill over Watson (vs NE) this week?

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      I’ve read others that say yes, but I would not. Ride or die

  6. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    there’s actually more QB adds this week than almost any week since early in season,
    dalton (back starting)
    hodges (starting)
    d.lock (probably starting soonish)

    for standard sized 1 QB leagues these probably shouldn’t be used at all, maybe that’s what you meant.

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      Exactly right. I have no confidence in those 3 and the others this week; however as there seem to be more 2 QB/superflex leagues, I probably should’ve addressed. Its just that Tannehill being the hot add at QB has thrown my for a loop…that I’m still stuck in.

      • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        yeah i’m rocking tannehill in 2 spots (about to drop goff for him as backup to j.allen in a 12’er though)
        1. 12 team 2 QB dynasty where i have rosen (probably should drop here, might for when thielen comes back, but could drop j.gordon (don’t want to in dynasty) or watkins instead), rodgers, mahomes, haskins and tannehill (it’s very good to have 4 QB’s at least in this league, we also have deep benches)
        2. 16 team dynasty start 1 QB and i have trubisky/foles (traded for him recently, will probably drop soon though)/tannehill. have been playing tannehill over the others lately though and that’s worked out.

        just got dalton back (hodges not FAAB’d yet) in 12 team super flex (dropped rudolph, have wentz/trubisky) for FREE (AND snell for free) with no FAAB left.

        • Phil B.

          Phil B. says:
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          Even in Dynasty is Rosen worth it? I’d drop Gordon over Watkins. Watkins is still only 26, and I would figure LA does something by next year to improve the offense.
          Oof on that QB group (but for a 16 teamer I get it), glad to see you add Tannehill (I still can’t get over it) and Foles worth it the rest of the way if necessary
          I hope they let Dalton just play. I’m surprised that Snell went easily to me in a few of my leagues too. But then 1/2 the teams have quit in a lot of them, so maybe not as shocking.

          • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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            yeah on snell, but people probably also are influenced by:
            1. PIT offense hasn’t been good at all, even conner owners can probably barely remember him doing well and/or playing consistently for a long while, and nobody else on PIT could be said to have any kind of good season.
            2. people probably believe conner will be back sometime soon (he did just practice, so this might actually be true).
            3. people got let down by the last PIT RB they thought would gain massive value when conner went down (j-sam, i know i did and have him in a few deep spots)

            in that 16 teamer most seasons i’m a top 3 scoring team at least, this year i had moved down to 5th until tannehill lately doing far better than anybody would’ve assumed, back to 4th, this is even while DJ (ARI) being decoyed and for some stupid ass reason not being ruled out while clearly still hurt with back/ankle stuff for about a month now plus my QB situation (albeit long term at least trubisky is looking okish again for a few weeks in a row). am starting scarbrough over hyde this week for sure in that one.

            • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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              crizzap, this week trubisky will almost certainly do better than
              1. tannehill in the 16 teamer (benched here but i do not need to win to make playoffs)
              2. dalton and/or wentz in the 12 team super flex (benched here too, albeit i’m a large favorite anyway)
              still nice to see trubisky not sucking for 2 weeks in a row.

              • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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                i should’ve checked rankings on dalton vs trubisky, trubisky is one slot higher than dalton (NYJ D is better than DET vs pass for sure)

  7. sportivetricks says:
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    Yoooooo.

    Based on you $ values, I’d say you are ranking Snell slightly ahead of Scarborough this week . . . but what if we throw in another meh back? Can you rank RoJo, Snell, Scarb this week?

    Thanks!

    • Phil B.

      Phil B. says:
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      RoJo first for sure, and then Snell (if no Conner), then Scarbrough. Bo is the hardest to go with, since its a shitshow in the DET.

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Thank you, thank you. That’s what I was thinking . . . but it’s always good to have it confirmed!

        • Phil B.

          Phil B. says:
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          Right? I do the same.

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