Of course Ronald Jones II is not rushing for 2,000 yards this season…but could he next season? Magic Eight Ball says ‘Not bloody likely’ (I have the British version). That’s a lot to put on a guy who looked like hot garbage (which smells way worse than cold garbage, hence its greater usage?) his rookie season, and now that he’s had 3 out 4 productive games this season, anything is possible. He’s the top add this week.
RJ2K would be based on CJ2K, or Chris Johnson 2,000 yards rushing, which seems like it happened a lifetime ago but was really only ten years ago. Furthermore, CJ2K was such a lazy nickname. Nothing is lamer than easy nicknames, like ARod and any variation on it. As sport consumers we should all demand better nicknames.
There should be a Office of Sports Nicknames and their Board of Directors should determine things like, how soon after a player retires can we re-use his nickname (How there hasn’t been another Night Train, or Oil Can, is beyond me) and how many nicknames max can a player have (looking at Shaq first). There would be a draft of some kind, endless debates, blog posts, tweets, court cases where two guys sue each other over a nickname, an agreement to swap nicknames between two guys, a dancing competition to determine who gets a nickname, and so many things making it perfectly suited for our time.
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$51 – Ronald Jones II, TB (43% Y!, 41% ESPN) If you have a lot of money left and this guy is still available, spend it on him. His carries total continues to rise, he scored his first TD of the season and should be the clear starter in TB. Let’s hope Arians finally agrees and limits Barber’s carries.
$22 – Frank Gore, BUF (58% Y!, 57% ESPN) Have(hope) to assume he’s owned in your league but if not he has double digit points for the last three weeks. Singletary may return this week, so be aware (and add him for much cheaper).
$17 – Darrel Williams, KC (52% Y!, 44% ESPN) Two TDs on eight carries makes me looooove him. Even better, he’s definitely a part of running and catching on the best offense in football. Why we can’t be together forever: McCoy is there and Damien Williams will return from injury; as a fill-in guy until McCoy gets hurt (again) and/or Damien Williams return Darrel with one l deserves a spot on your bench.
$17 – AJ Brown, TEN (10% Y!, 6% ESPN) Two TD day; he’s a big play guy, and let’s hope Mariota continues to give him the chance to make those big plays. His first TD is worth watching as four Falcon defenders fail to keep up with his acceleration. Could be a difference maker down the stretch.
Quarterbacks: These are all bye week fill-ins, so their upcoming schedule matters most. If really needed, go $6-9; if not $1-2, for any of the following (listed in order):
No tight ends this week but if you’re down TJ Hockenson (like I am) look at guys like Dawson Knox, Jason Witten, Jimmy Graham, Jack Doyle, Vernon Davis, Tyler Eifert, and Eric Ebron. Though none will make you (and me) happy and as such I wouldn’t waste a buck on any. Add one after waivers clear, and fingers crossed for a TD this week.
Exercise Time! Starting with $100 week one, these are the guys I’ve already won this season:
Should not have gone with Williams, though as of now I’m holding him. That leaves $26 left. With that, I’m going to hold for this week. Closing caveat as always, if there is a guy I missed, bring them up in the comments and I’ll give them a price. Be good this week Razzballers and Razzballettes!