Normally a big game from someone comes early in the day and I circle it, pin it on my 100 %recycled cork board and dictate the rest of my post in pieces here and there throughout but I’m not gonna lie: the Broncos vs Pats game I had circled.  I just knew the name would come out of this game.  I mean, we had all those stars and great storylines.  Wes Welker returning to face his former team.  Amendola living up to the hype of trying to replace Wes in New England.  Peyton Manning doing his best nihilist impersonation.  Gisele rushing onto the field and Tonya Harding’ing Welker also came to mind.  But instead, out of all the storylines this game brought to life, it was really center stage for a guy who’s been under-appreciated for what he has meant to his team, been called out on twitter and in general gets no respect.  I’m of course talking about Knowshon Moreno, the much maligned starting RB for the Broncos whose emergence started last year when Willis went down with an injury and rolled into this year while all the pundits said Montee Ball would be the star in Denver.  And yet, through it all Moreno has put up some very solid fantasy numbers on the year.  But I’m taking this second to point out a different part that’s just as important; what he means to his team.  Moreno ‘gets it’ and Peyton knows it.  He trusts him.  When Moreno is out there, Manning knows he’s got a guy who knows the play and will be ready to block if the play changes and where he needs to be to make the team successful.  Of course, twitter has been cruel to him but it’s also shed some light here and there as well.  And despite the massive fantasy day, tallying 224 rushing yards on 37 carries to go with a TD, Moreno left the stadium in a walking boot and on crutches.  I’m pointing all of this out to say it’s not just Moreno owners who should be worried about this injury as it could affect the offense as a whole if he misses significant time.  You think I’m being melodramatic up in here?  Think back on all those fumbles by Peyton on huge sacks.  Guess who was in to pass block?  Mmm-hmmm.  He’s real football important and because of that his fake football persona is relevant.  Montee Ball started the collapse for the Broncos in the second half with a fumble and has had pass pro issues.  Ronnie Hillman has been in the inactive dog house since his fumble fiasco at the goal line in the Colts loss.  CJ Anderson?  Odd if they wanted him involved why they haven’t given him many reps since the Hill demotion.  All this to say, Broncos thought it was cold Sunday Night.  We might be finding out how warm it is when he’s away.  I know, I know, I know, I know, I know…in other news from week 12 of the 2013 Fantasy Football season…

Jamaal CharlesOdd to say it Sundays 2 TD explosion from Charles was his first game with a TD in 4 weeks.  Of course, plenty of yardage from game to game has hidden that fact well like when you wouldn’t stop playing your gameboy in the back seat and mom grab it and shoved it between her tatas because you weren’t listening.  Not that I have any experience with that…I almost beat Belmont’s Revenge ma!  Gaw!  Anywho, should be the top scoring RB in standard and PPR so far this year after the game.  Not to say I toldja so but I put him top 3 for RBs to start the year in a tier that included the top 3 RBs for the year.  Yes, ahead of CJ Spiller.  Yes, ahead of Arian Foster.  Hey, if I’m gonna get rung up for putting Doug Martin #1 in that tier, I’m gonna take credit where I can find it.

Josh GordonWell, if Pierre Garcon outscores Gordon for the week, I think we’re good, right James R?  Sorry, sidebar.  There was concern Gordon wouldn’t produce enough this week.  Even with a hodge-podge of Weeden and Campbell, Gordon went for 14/237/1.  He’s gonna be in the ‘if only he had a good QB throwing to him’ debate for seemingly years.

Philip RiversMayday, mayday, the KC defense is going up in flames.  Tamba Hali and Justin Houston both left the game fairly early and the Chargers and co. feasted, especially Philip: 27/39 for 3 TDs, 1 INT and 397 total passing yards.  The Chargers just scored 41 points on KC…IN KC.  I’m working on a thinking forward piece about defenses for the playoffs and I’m officially freaking the eff out for half my playoff bound teams because yes, they have the Chiefs.  And while we’re at it, consider this a Keenan Allen blurb: 8/124 on 12 targets.  He’s hard to sit but I wouldn’t have blamed you if you had today.  You wouldn’t have been the only one.  Oh and Ladarius Green: 3/80/1.  You’re gonna say I’m lying but I almost put him in the crazy deep pickup call for the week last week.  If Gates goes down, there is no Lazarus, only Ladarius.

Eddie LacyY’all were worried about Eddie when Rodgers went down, huh.  Don’t lie, I heard you.  But after another 100+ yard effort (110 on the ground with 6 for 48 through the air and a TD), I think we can safely say he’s fine.  BTW, anyone out there lose a bet on Lacy at this point?  And was the bet you had to wear something lacy if that’s true?  Tell me in the comments.  No pics, though, please.  Unless you’re hot.  Yes, even if you’re a guy.  I’ll consider it a gift to the female readers who suffer through reading my drivel.

Maurice Jones-Drew – Went for 84 rushing yards, 6 for 60 through the air and threw in a TD while he was at it.  Can we stop talking about the Houston Texans defense as a stream-worthy option yet?  Oh we can?  Good!

Tiquan Underwood – I thought I had him higher than WR35 this week.  Finished with 3 for 108 and 2 TDs on a day that Megatron couldn’t score and Nate Burleson delivered a pizza in the end zone.  I’m calling this opposite day.  Oh well, I put him in range for you to say ‘Hey, who is Sky talking about?  He’s nuts, I’m playing David Nelson’ so that I can respond with a Nelson from Simpsons ‘HA HA’.  Ok, not really.  Started him nowhere, own Megatron in a few leagues.  Let’s weep together.

Ryan FitzpatrickWent for 320 passing yards and 2 passing TDs as well as 26 yards rushing.  I know what you’re thinking.  You think you should pick him up.  I kinda want to as well.  But what happens when I say the word…BUFFALO.  He’s still the same guy.  Better offensive plan around him but yeah, as they say: never forget.

Justin HunterWent for 6/109/1.  I really wanna tell you to pick him up.  Kid’s good.  Probably will tell you to pick him up on the off-chance that Fitz has somehow turned the corner.  But I’m not even putting monopoly money on that.  Still, you want upside at your WR, I ranked Justin in the top 40 for WRs last week because I thought this would happen.  Apparently I ranked from the future.  Oh and you probably don’t remember but Kendall Wright: 6/103/1.  That’s the guy I said to BUY because he was boring.  Are you still bored?  Well, you shouldn’t be this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers DST – Their end line I was expecting from the Browns.  I’m simply pointing out that Campbell is playing scared with his rib issues and was pulled for Brandon Weeden.  I’m offering my mea culpa for calling the Cleveland defense in only stating certain things cannot be predicted.  Like when a team in the bottom ten in giveaway/takeaway causes 4 TOs and returns one of them for a TD.  Now pardon me while I walk into heavy traffic late at night.

Carson PalmerFinished 26/37 for 314 and 2 TDs and zero turnovers.  I think this game proved something: the NFC west is pretty damn good.  Luck and company have now lost the the Cardinals and the Rams by a combined 78 to 19.  The Rams game was at home, FWIW.  Yeah, sorry Indy fans.  This team is going nowhere even if it makes the playoffs.

Dennis Johnson – Went for 87 total yards as the Tate note starts like this on ESPN ‘Tate(ribs/ankle/toe)’.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Play that record, DJ.  I know you’re not a DJ.  That’s a cute way of me saying you should add him.

Zac Stacy – So, true story: I started Stacy in a couple of daily leagues.  How could I not?  Kid is a beast going against a team that just gave up a ton of points to a seemingly dead Ray Rice.  So of course he gets hurt halfway through the game….of course.  Stacy still beasted while he was in there (12/87/1 and 1/10 through the air) but left the remaining goods to Benny Cunningham (13/109/1).  If you’re scoring at home, yes Cunningham just outscored your boy.  Yes, it’s ok to cry.  Clearly, Cunningham is the player to own if Zac misses any significant amount of time.

Mike WallaceWent for 5/127/1, outscoring his own point output in the last 4 weeks in standard against a Panthers defense that was rolling coming into today.  I know he did this on your bench.  No, you’re not starting him next week.  I haven’t even looked at matchups.  I don’t even have to.

Jacoby Jones – I see that +30 on the weekly rankings on my Jacoby Jones at 38 call and I smile.  Too bad I can’t smile about the Flacco one.  I guess I thought he’d kick the FGs for Baltimore while he was at it.

Antonio BrownHeading into SNF/MNF games, Antonio Brown was the 10th best receiver in standard.  I put him 13th and everyone wanted to sit him for *insert random WR2 here* and he went for 6/94/1 with a -8 rush.  Not taking anything from Haden, but I think this is just a good sign that Andy Dalton isn’t very good after AJ Green was on a Milk Carton in week 11.  Taking pot shots at gingers on bye is what I do best.

Scott TolzienWent 7/17 for less than 100 yards and was pulled by Matt Flynn in a game that ended in a tie.  That’s what they call a career lowlight.  Probably just lost the job to a guy that has been dropped by 2 teams already this year.  Don’t feel too bad, though, Scott, you’re still better than Seneca Wallace.

Case KeenumYeah, the thrill is gone and he didn’t even get pulled this week.  You just can’t put up that end line playing against the Jaguars:  18/34 for 169 and an INT.  That’s Jaguars practice squad numbers.  Makes me ponder the philosophical question: if a UDFA hits the FA pool in fantasy, does anybody care?  In seriousness, I’d hold in 2QB leagues but I wouldn’t be starting him any time soon.

Tavon AustinYeah, still not buying it.  Don’t get me wrong, the kid is explosive but he’s not a huge part of the offense at this point.  Two catches, 5 targets and one big ole’ reversed endaround for 65 yards and a TD.  Let me put it to you this way: would you starting Devin Hester back in his punt return heydays?  Exactly.  At the very least, I will say his stock for next year has risen but I’m gonna need to see some  small play ability to go with the big ones before I’m buying.

Cordarrelle PattersonWent for 8/54 on 11 targets.  See 1/4 inch above for the exact opposite reaction to how I feel about Patterson down the stretch.  Looks like he’ll get plenty of targets which leads to opportunities.  I can’t promise he’ll be as explosive but especially in PPR leagues, the emergency Cordarrelle might’ve been pulled by the Vikings.

Toby Gerhart – Rushed for 8/91 as the game stretched into overtime and a gimpy AP couldn’t do it all by himself, though he nearly did (32/146/1).  If there’s any rumors to injury issues, I think today quelled it but today proved if one were to happen, Toby could go from your FA pool straight to your Ger-heart if he starts.

Danny WoodheadHad 70 total yards, 2 TDs and did it on 10 total touches (4 as receptions).  Efficiency at its finest.  Can’t promise you would’ve been as happy with him had Ryan Mathews not gone down with a head injury midway through the game as he also played well (65 total yards and a TD).

Rashad JenningsTouchdowns make the man in this game.  Roughshod had himself a good game overall with 16/73 on the ground and 4/49 through the air.  But guys like Steven Jackson are gonna outscore him this week.  If I sound bitter, I am but that’s just a general way of life in the world of fantasy football.  It hardens the soul as much as the food you eat watching it hardens the arteries.

Stevan RidleyIt was really cold out there tonight.  Don’t be embarrassed, Stevan, we all suffer from shrinkage in cold weather.  We just don’t normally suffer it with our hands.  Brady’s fumble?  Hard hit, surprise hit.  Blount fumble?  Hard hit, possible concussion type smackdown hit.  Ridley’s?  Yeah, not so much.  It’s very possible we’re gonna see a lot less Ridley in the coming weeks after this being fumble #2 in two weeks and with more weapons at Hoodie Bill’s disposal.

Rob GronkowskiWent for 7/90/1 on 10 targets and was a couple inches short of Gronk spike 2 earlier in the game.  That TD went to Bolden.  Because…well, see 1/4 inch above.

Julian EdelmanSo this is the WR to own now that everyone is back and healthy for the Pats (9/110/2).  Isn’t this the guy everyone dropped week 6?  *Checks Yahoo*.  Yup, 38% owned as of Sunday night.  I wouldn’t read much into this other than if you don’t own Gronk or Vereen, you don’t know which WR for the Pats is gonna be useful on a weekly basis.

Peyton Manning – I’m gonna rattle off some names to you here.  Kellen ClemensMatt RyanScott Tolzien.  Matt Flynn.  Matt McGloin.  These are just some of the more colorful names that outscored Peyton at the QB position this week.  No, you’re not reading that wrong.  I’m not saying Flynn/Tolzien combined.  They EACH scored more than Manning on their own.  Heck, even Eli outscored big brother today.  Pretty sure we’re gonna see a big week from Peyton week 13.  Or he’s gonna cut of your johnson.  Either way.

  1. Shoop Da Whoop says:
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    “If only Gordon had a good QB throwing him the ball…”

    He’s averaging 110 yards a game. I’m thinking that if he had a good QB throwing him the ball, that good QB would probably be looking to Cameron.other guys a few more times per game, and Gordon would more or less produce the same numbers on fewer targets.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: Speaking of Cameron, how much longer do I give him? Housler, Carlson, Cook and Green are avaiable.

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Tough call, you might have to stream/play matchups down the stretch. No one really out there to hold onto.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      And if football were roto Baseball you’d have a point. But he’s had games of 2 and 5 points in between huge games. Part of having a good QB means you don’t need a 200+ yard receiving day to make up for those.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Sky: couple of year’s ago’s mini v-jax, sounds like. huge game here, jack shit over there.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Yup, exactly. Talent be damned, going from 2 points to 22 points and saying someone averages 11 points a game doesn’t really do the stats much justice.

  2. Started Pierre over Gordon. Son of a bitch. I’m gonna miss out on a first-round bye because of it. Unless Garcon goes seriously off tonight, which I seriously doubt. That’s now 2 weeks in a row my bench outscored my starters. A win next week will make me 10-3 and earn a 1st round bye. Got some nice match-ups next week. I still feel good. It blew watching Gordon yesterday, especially as a Steelers fan.

    Nice call on Gordon. Even JB Concurred: ” I still think I’d bench Garcon, getting Gordon looks in the swing game.”

    Son of a bitch! Still I can’t say I didn’t partially do that out of spite for the Graham benching, so I still hold you 12% at fault.

  3. btw,
    GRAHAM: 21
    FLEENER: 15.5

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gordon scores over 30 and you’re gonna hold me 12% at fault over missing 5.5 points? Hrm…here’s to Garcon having a good night and making it all moot.

      • @Sky: Yes, because I didn’t start Gordon because you were wrong off on Graham. I cut you a break, since I’m 15% butt-hurt.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Well I guess I’ll take the discount then

  4. cubjet says:
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    Have Sproles, Rainey and Ivory in ppr league. Looking to aquire spiller. Thoughts on him rest of season? Also this is dynasty league, thoughts on stashing Maclin for next year? Do you think he will be back to form?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Spiller isn’t healthy and hasn’t played well. I wouldn’t be looking to acquire him for this year unless you’re giving up Ivory for him. Dynasty factor makes him intriguing though.

      Maclin is decent. Think it’s really going to depend on where he’s playing. He’s an FA after this season. Plus different players react differently to these types of injuries. I wouldn’t pursue him aggressively.

  5. CL says:
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    Sky: Thanks for your Mike Wallace blurb. That’s perfect.

    Also, I think I owe you a wee bit ‘o cred for lighting the fire under me to sell Moreno last week. Gronk looks stellar on my team now. Plus, I grabbed Vereen a couple weeks back and it’s like I didn’t even miss Moreno this week. Moreno who??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, no prob.

      As impressive as last night was, the injury concern with him is always high but I really only claim they wanted to reduce his carries to keep him fresh. So what do they do? Give him 63 carries in the last two contests. I’m shaking my head over here.

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        @Sky: He looked good, but the whole time I was thinking that they were going to break him. Like my kids do with their toys.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          @CL: He’s been smart calling himself off the field the whole way but they really needed him the last two weeks. I’d be really surprised if he’s playing this weekend but that’s a gut call.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Sky: they still sort of did last week, with ball getting both goal line sit’s.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              26 to 28 carries. Still about 10 more touches from the back field than expected for a team trying to conserve their player

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Sky: i agree, almost like they can’t decide what they want to do, likely because when Manning’s in a grove it’s hard to simply stop it by benching the one RB who can actually block. (it’s why addai had a job for so long)

                • Sky

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                  If I were them and if I were really concerned about Moreno heading into the playoffs, I’d decoy him as much as possible down the stretch. Not that blocking isn’t a rigorous thing to take on but when he’s in, either a dump off or blocking. They could also go w/two backs at the same time. Wouldn’t harm anything. Work in a wrinkle to the offense while you’re slowing working towards the playoffs.

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    1. Wilsonian must have sat Gordon again….
    2. Who wins the battle between you and Cram It about the Cowboys DST? They did better than the other waiver wire options I had available (and the one I chose)… but not by much…..

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      1. Ha!

      2. He won though I’m pretty sure no one expected a 50 yard fumble return for a TD off of a Victor Cruz catch.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @the imp: NOPE! No GOOMBA…he was in full effect this week. Mostly because I had to sit AJ and Gio due to BYE weeks, but I made it a point to make sure he was in regardless.

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        @Wilsonian: Glad you got his points this time :) My team doesn’t have the WR arsenal to allow me to sit Gordon….ever….

        • Wilsonian says:
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          @the imp: I have him in my shallow league, and I have an army of WRs: Green, Dez, Garcon, Decker, Gordon, Harvin. In his past four weeks where he’s actually played (not counting his BYE week), I benched him for Decker once and Reed once – both of those weeks he had 20+ points – then I played him when he had 6 points against Baltimore and played him this week. He’s a permanent fixture in my lineup now. His QB situation is the only thing that ever made me think to bench him. Obviously the dude is an incredible talent.

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          @the imp: and thanks! He has 45.7 points in this league this week… My opponent has 81.36 total.

  7. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Well, my season is done after another frustrating weekend. Here is my list of players that I will NEVER draft again under any circumstances:

    Cam Newton
    MJD
    Colston
    Nicks

    Curse them all.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, frustrating group to own this year…

      • matt says:
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        @Sky: cam? Lol Why is that. . He’s been solid in my opinion.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Expectations vs output. Expectations always will win.

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Sky: also depends on how high owner may have thought he had to draft newton to get him, whether or not that assumption was true. When going back over a draft in a league of a friend of mine that I sort of helped draft we were saying that (except for drafting martin over charles at pick 4) our worst error was we should have grabbed d.murray and likely still would’ve gotten newton in the next round.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Yup. Price tag = expectation for sure

  8. L-Boogie says:
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    Gostkowski owner. Went to sleep right before OT last night. Yada yada yada…won by 1 point this week.

    Oh happy day.

    • the imp says:
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      @L-Boogie: That is a sweet victory.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha, Happy Monday!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @L-Boogie: how could you sleep in that situation? really another way of asking for your connection (wink wink, possibly joking)

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    Cleveland was a killer…. Stacy and Mathews getting injured were killers… Need to win next week to get a first round bye
    Do you trust Cleveland D at home vs jax next week or am I better picking up buf at home vs hotlanta?

    • Sky

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      I’d want Buffalo there, personally but I do think I’ll have the Cleveland D in my top 10 next week as well. But maybe in the ‘Texans faced the Jags’ kinda way. I no longer trust them after that.

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    Played Brady over rivers like the rest of the world would….now I’m in a lot tighter game up 113-98 with his 9ers d left to play tonight. Hoping for a miracle. Aldo Andre Johnson dropped a deuce on me

    • Sky

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      Yeah, KC’s defense lost some key players. Not saying their defense was amazing before that but it wasn’t getting rolled like they were at the end. Rivers set them up the whole game with short passes and because KC couldn’t pull away on offense early on, he was able to capitalize on it late. KC just couldn’t stop anybody at the end.

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    My roster right now in a 12-team standard is:

    QB – Cam Newton
    RB – McCoy, Forte, Stacy, Tate, Miller, Ball
    WR – Andre J, Garcon, Gordon, Roddy
    TE – Vernon
    K – Vineatari
    DST – Chiefs, Bills
    DL – Chandler Jones, C. Campbell
    LB – Kiko Alonso, Lavonte David
    DB – Burnett

    I went into the weekend fully planning to drop Miller for Bryce Brown as a handcuff to McCoy. Then Daniel Thomas got hurt.

    My question is, who do I drop, if anyone, for Bryce Brown? Do I drop Miller, Ball, maybe Tate? Or perhaps one of my backup IDPs (we start 1 at each position).

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      Would make sense to me to drop back IDP players over starters or guys who have significant roles within their offense for a handcuff. Could also drop Roddy. You’re gonna have a hard time starting him with those three WRs down the stretch and he’s done nothing since his return from injury.

  12. Cram It says:
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    Dallas

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Fumble by Victor Cruz returned for 50 yards. Your call was right but zero INT/Sacks? I think we both know that was pretty fluky. Still, a win is a win. So what was the bet? One of us has to go as Bad Santa for Xmas dinner, right?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: Hey the zero picks from Eli is the fluke if you ask me. They had 2 sacks. 2 sacks/1 fumble/def TD = 10 points.

        I love Bad Santa. I would actually take pleasure in that. I think it was 1 jillion OTI dollars.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, recent trends for Eli aren’t bad at all. Only 2 picks in the last 4 games total heading into Sunday and another goose egg. Just admit, there was a bit of fluky luck on your side and I’ll send you your payment in pizza hut coupons.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Sky: I admit nothing! I was feeling a defensive TD no matter how they got it. That’s what I was expecting out of Eli, just when he/the team are going good, they show there ass. And just when they’re going bad, they pull something out of their ass. That’s Eli/NYG. So to me 50% completion percentage and 170 yards in a game they were solidly favored by and on a winning streak, sounds about right. All that was missing was a pick.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Haha, ok. I won’t argue with you but at least we can agree that your expections weren’t met, just the output. And now I have to stop thinking about Manning ass…

  13. CL says:
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    Keep Donald Brown, or drop him to pick up Cunningham? PPR.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like Stacy is gonna play next week. I’d hold.

      • CL says:
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        @Sky: Hmmm. You think Denis Johnson is worthy of a #1 waiver claim? Houston is just a disaster…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d want a little more news before I go full on with DJ but the season is winding down. Can’t think of who you’re going to get from now until week 16 that’s gonna get a chance to dominate unless someone douches things up and starts dropping star players because they missed the playoffs.

          • CL says:
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            @Sky: Right. I’ll take a knee. Thanks.

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              No problem but really, keep your ears to the ground on how Texas will begin to use DJ vs Tate. Ben is an FA after this season and I highly doubt he’s coming back. Houston might want to see what they have in DJ down the stretch.

              • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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                @Sky: this is same idiot coach who puts in schaub sometimes when he has better option though, and intentionally kept playing a dude with 4 broken ribs for numerous weeks str. I’d be worried (paid for it once with keenum’s bench) about starting HOU players of any type, other than AJ.

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  And after his milk carton performance even AJ is on watch

  14. Nightpandas says:
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    Shoulda coulda woulda won this week if:

    Stacy stayed even another quarter or

    If I started Rivers over Glennon or

    If I Started Vereen or Ellington over Ogre or

    If I Started Ant Brown over Colston

    Damn you fantasy gods!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m shaking my fist in anger at them with you. MJD over Rainey would’ve been nice for me in a couple of leagues.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Nightpandas: curious about why vereen was benched.

  15. Randy says:
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    In a league where I have Moreno and an open spot, who is a better RB to grab? Montee Ball or Benny Cunningam? Also, how would you rank Roddy White, Colston, James Jones, and Reuben Randle ROS in a standard league? Thanks!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Probably Ball. I don’t think Stacy misses any time, from what it sounds like.

      James Jones, Reuben Randle, Colston, Roddy at this point. Just a bad season for well known names.

  16. Ryan says:
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    DAMMIT!!! I benched Gordon in one league and I absolutely hate myself for it.

    Also thanks for telling me to play Ogre you big jerk! 2 points this week UGH. If I didn’t listen to you I could have had negative points with Ridley!!! You hear me? NEGATIVE points. That was all I wanted. Maybe Ridley will get a chance to fumble again next week too.

    (That was sarcasm/joking by the way if it doesn’t come off that way on the internetz).

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Ha! Nice sarcasm rant! Yeah, fumbles ended the day for both Ridley and Ogre way too early. Ogre was running pretty well, too. So frustrating…

      Gordon has pretty much entered the circle of trust ROS unless you have 3 other top 10 WRs on your roster.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Sky: @Sky: Haha. It’s fine. I probably was going to lose even with Gordon’s total. I just hate the fact that my only option to fill in for that spot was…wait for it….RIDLEY(which as I said in my original post I benched in my other league for OGRE). kill.me.please.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I don’t normally do assisted suicide but I can make an exception to the rule there. Ridley I just didn’t trust coming into this year. Actually, let me rephrase: I just don’t trust Bill with a starting RB. Like ever

    • Prez says:
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      @Ryan: haha nice…

  17. Randy says:
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    Do you see Ben Tate being a significant fantasy contributor ROS after his performance yesterday? Is he worth holding onto as depth?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I want to hear a bit more about how they plan to use DJ down the stretch. Tate is really banged up right now. With the team going nowhere, he may see a reduced workload since he’s an FA and they might want to see what they have. That said, depends who you’re dropping him for.

  18. Dave says:
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    Hey sky would you pick up EJ Manuel (he plays ATL week 13) to start him over Big Ben (who plays Baltimore) in my 2qb league next week? If yes who should I drop Donald Brown or Gearhart, I know Brown has more value but I’m an AP owner who is scared they’ll shut him down so I rather drop Brown should I do that?

    Thanks as always

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Gerhart would be the drop there for me. I don’t see them shutting AP down.

  19. willy says:
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    picked up Flacco to start him over my Rivers… lost by two points…. can’t only blame that though.

    KC had – 3 points. If they had at least broke even with 0 points I would have won.

    Also, If Stacy stayed in the game… that would have put me on top too.

    Don’t think I was meant to win this year… Thank you Football Gods.

    • Sky

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      Man, that’s a double whammy with Rivers. So many KC players went down with injury on the defensive side on Sunday and KC’s offense didn’t actually push the issue until Rivers and company pushed back. If they’d been more aggressive, I don’t think there would’ve been this type of output.

      Stacy was beasting. I have him in a few leagues and will lose a couple of them because of his absence and the rest of his points going to Benny Cunningham.

      • willy says:
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        @Sky: I’m really hoping Yahoo does a stat correction to give KC a couple more points…

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          I’d love for my -6 in one league to go to -3 or something.

  20. Randy says:
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    Would you consider the Chiefs DST just like any other DST at this point (playable only based on matchup and/or droppable if needed) or are still worth holding onto in most cases as a stony play most weeks?

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      @Randy: strong play*

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I definitely would only play them matchups wise at this point, yes. They were a pretty stony play this weekend!

  21. J-FOH says:
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    Where the hell is cram, i need a word with him?

    Great article Sky, I skimmed it, and by that I mean I didn’t really read, 50 words or less. Most likely less

    • Cram It says:
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      @J-FOH: What I do?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: you haven’t showed up in my articles to handle the jack asses. I need the balancer

        • Prez says:
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          @J-FOH: oh shit, i never busted a ryhme either… Whoops..

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Prez: were not talking right now

            • Prez says:
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              @J-FOH: hahahaha! See what had happen was….

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Prez: I’m hurt and will be calling you out this week

                • Prez says:
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                  @J-FOH: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Prez: might get a freestyle bashing coming or a parody

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Prez: Oh and G3 pointed out he was an Indians fan today…I never knew

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: My bizzle. I know I’ve been missing out, but your post is on friday, and I read it, and whatever comments, but once I get out of work and the weekend starts, I don’t see Razzball again ’til Monday. So unless I come across something stupid before 5 p.m. you’re on your own to regulate.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I assume you never read what I write. I didn’t even know you knew how to read, honestly.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Sky: He’s clearly not reading the responses. Maybe he was just stumbling around drunk looking for a fight and has since slept it off.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          A man with hate in his name will never sleep it off

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Sky: I don’t, I use the dragon software to write mine and then have my 6 year old do the editing. To know what you’re writing I have my gardener work on his english by reading them to me. It’s pretty cool because I always think of you have a latin accent…..and a pencil stauche

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha! That’s pretty sweet. Just to let you know, he misread my Doug Martin #1 overall. Totally had him at #10

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Sky: f**king Hector. I have slipped through this long and now I might have to go get my reading eyes fixed to work with my brain

  22. Dead Head says:
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    Ya I started Rainey over MJD in a couple leagues too.. Still not sure why I thought the Texans were a worse matchup than the Lions, I guess they’ve just been so bad I haven’t really been paying attention to them even thought I live in Houston haha. But here’s to hoping Kaepernick scores less than 18 points against the terrible Redskins! Praying they just run the ball all night.

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      @Dead Head: Oh and greatttttttt call on Jacoby Jones this week, I had to play him in my 16team dynasty league. I was about to play friggin Cole Beasley until I read that stat about the Jets giving up long TDs you dropped last week. I’m giving you 100% credit here and I’m very thankful. Might just put me in the playoffs now! Woohoo!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Nice! Internet high five!

        • Dead Head says:
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          @Sky: *High five!* Yeaaaa! Nice!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’m kinda surprised they didn’t get him involved in the passing game. I wasn’t expecting huge yardage on the ground from him but he could’ve caught 4 or 5 passes to loosen the defensive reigns a bit. Kinda think TB missed the boat there.

      I’m pretty sure a team on a 2 game losing streak knowing it can just run over the Redskins will do just that. Feel a big Frank Gore game coming tonight. Kaep might get relegated to game manager. Now watch him throw for only 75 yards but get 3 1 yard TD passes and 60 rushing.

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        @Sky: Ya that was curious as well, it’s not like he’s shown stone hands or no ability to catch passes out of the backfield, good point there. But I still think his value is somewhere inbetween last weeks game and this weeks game, maybe a 10-12 point guy? I know there’s some tough matchups but that O-Line has been blocking really well so a dud like this I think isn’t something to expect. And at least he still got almost all the work even though he wasn’t moving the ball.

        And I hope you’re right haha with my luck I could totally see like a rushing TD and some cheeky Vernon Davis TD or something. Or a play action bootleg on the goal-line. I got Josh Gordon’s sweet sweet points, but unfortunately no PPR so Knowshon Moreno negated any advantage that would’ve given me :(

        • Sky

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          Yeah, I wasn’t thinking he was RB1 material. He’s probably gonna be my 13th to 17th ranked RB most weeks unless the matchup is right. Definitely a good sign that they stuck with him through it. He had a few good runs negated by stupid penalties too.

          Yeah, here’s to it!

  23. Prez says:
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    Since were all over here pulling each others chains… How bout them chiefs? I would go look at my week 6 or so post where i said we’ll talk week 12, but thats too much work.. kansas city, meet earth…

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      And yet, my 6 weeks since were great until yesterday. How was yours?

      • Prez says:
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        @Sky: until like 2 weeks ago you mean.. haha im sittin pretty with carolina! Well, not so much this week… But you know.. its still a defense yall!

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha true. Still, can’t predict injuries. Houston and Tambas loss yesterday was pretty big. Gonna be interesting to see how the Panthers secondary does. Their front is awesome but they can get beat through the air.

  24. Dave says:
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    By the way I was one of the people doubting Lacy and thinking of selling high when Rodgers went down I did not thanks to you talking me out of it Sky so I thank you. I’m not sending you hot pics though

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Haha dang it! Not even for the Razz ladies? Glad we could help

  25. Shadow says:
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    Andre Johnson was a zero this week and between him Luck, Jackson and Hilton I lost in two leagues. ‘ll have Foles back now but thinking of dropping Luck for either Fitzpatrick or Palmer as a backup. Also considering dropping Hilton and/or Johnson for K . Wright since potential points seem positive. Hell even Harry Douglas is getting more than Hilton

    • Sky

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      I’d have to think you have someone else you can drop to pick up Wright unless you’re in a very, very shallow league. You’re probably not starting anyone besides Foles down the stretch anyways but I’d be inclined to hold onto Luck there.

  26. Nick says:
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    Hey Sky, would you drop Terrence Williams or (dare i say it) Trent Rich for any of these waviers in 10 team h2h?

    Dobson (i dropped 2 weeks ago), mendenhall,j bell (also dropped 3 weeks ago, I own Reggie Bush), D Walker (I have John Carlson at TE, could use someone else, I picked up L. Green for now), Rishard Matthews, T UNderwood, Streater, Patterson, Holmes, J Rodgers, Justin Hunter????

    Thanks!

    • Sky

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      Can try either Patterson or Hunter for Terrance. They’re all in the pick up and pray section of the FA pool, though, and are really more dependent on matchups than they are players to really stress picking up. Delanie is probably an upgrade over Carlson ROS, though. I’d make that move.

  27. Oppo Taco says:
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    i know its early but i need a d for week 13
    Bal v Pit
    Buff v Atl (in toronto)
    NYJ v MIA
    MIA @ NYJ
    thanks

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’d go BUF; Steelers have performed well of late or else I would’ve said Ravens.

      • Dave says:
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        @Sky: No love for Miami?

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Playing away. I like them too but something magical happens at home for teams that makes things get sticky. Problem is Miami is weak against the rush, something the Jets can do well. Wouldn’t be surprised if we see a 100 yard rushing game from Chris Ivory.

          • Dave says:
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            @Sky: Ah ok I see, prefer Miami or NE at Houston?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              NE

  28. Frank White says:
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    Sup brotha… So I need to win these next two weeks and my Qb situation is Keenum and Eli.. Also I have Stacy and hoping he will PLay next week but if not I have Pierre, MJD, ellington. Ellington sucks but should I try to grab Cunningham or should I grab McCown? I don’t think I’ll get Cunningham cause I have the #2 waiver but if so should I try for him first then McCown or do I need McCown??

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Sounds like you need McCown. He’s performed well, I’d go after him.

  29. Frank White says:
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    Cool.. I can always use MJD and Pierre this week anyway, then Stacy will be back for week 14 right? Isn’t like I would start Cunningham this week over Pierre and MJD right

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I haven’t heard that Stacy is out this week so that’s why I’m not suggesting to pick up Cunningham. Need more info and would depend on matchups anyways.

  30. Kid A says:
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    That Moreno performance last night, absolutely detonated my playoff chances in a couple of leagues. 230 total yards and a TD… Mother of God.

    I saw that you got dumped hard by the last place team this week in our league. Everybody has to take a beating some time.

    Ouch.

    The Sky is Falling!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Yeah, hard to beat a team where half the lineup doubles their expected output. Happens to the best of us that we lose. And the worst of us…like yourself…when you lost to me…in said league…

      Moreno was a force of nature that the Broncos are gonna regret having unleashed so much over the last few weeks if this injury forces him to miss some time heading into the playoffs.

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        @Sky: At 35 carries in a game, it seems like they want to break the bastard. Need to spread some of that wear and tear on to C.J..

        I actually just beat YOU in week 10.

        But what do I care?

        I’m playoff bound, and you are not, Cielito Lindo.

        Chug hard on the sour grape soda while I do wheelies on my victory lap.

        I’ll let you know exactly how heavy the crown is.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Kid A: drive by commenting on mine?

          • Kid A says:
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            @J-FOH: Was fluffing up your comment count for the week. Only 19? Bollocks.
            I was going to keep the chatter going but you locked the reply on the thread. Figured you wanted to end it, considering the topic.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Kid A: we have no control over that, I wasn’t even in word press when I answered, after a certain number of comments we run out, you need to go to a higher post and hit reply. I get an e-mail for every reply, you will be heard….begrudgingly heard, but still heard….How’s your current un named 3rd world country, any blue eyed half breed natives running around in A’s gear yet?

              • Kid A says:
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                @J-FOH: Weird, I see. I do enjoy having my own conch shell to honk on any time I feel like saber-rattling with you.

                Goddamn hard to deny paternity in Lat Am when you are a big slab of gringo. I figure my fantastic genes should cover the alimony.
                Rainy season just stopped. Will be cool(er) and dry(er) for a couple of months. Popping over to Nicaragua after the new year for some R&R. Then it looks like I’ll be heading to South Africa for a short shot in March. Then who knows. Whatever happens, don’t you give away my slot in the baseball league, you bastard.

                On a football note, how fantastically shitty is RG3? Officially benching him for Foles in 2 Leagues.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Kid A: He’s RG-3

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          The game of trust is so crucial, no more apparent than in that Denver backfield. Might have to learn how to trust someone else next week there, old Peyton.

          Ah so does that mean you were talking smack to me before you knew your team was terrible when I won the first time?

            • Sky

              Sky says:
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              Ha! Well we only offer circular logic and circular jerks around here. If you don’t want column A…

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Sky: I hated getting column c

                • Sky

                  Sky says:
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                  Is that the poopoo platter?

                  • Kid A says:
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                    @Sky: If you are still bent out of shape because that hooker you two got up in Washington turned out to be hung like a donkey, that’s not my fault.
                    I told Jack to look for the adam’s apple, and never pick one named Frank.
                    I can’t be there to walk you guys through these things…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Kid A: It’s name was Terry and had a rack like Dolly Parton back in the day….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Sky: and DEN really didn’t need to win that game even close to as much as keep moreno healthy. He kept taking himself out and coming back in, didn’t take a football coach to see he was dealing with something, just take him out.

        • Sky

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          Yeah, it was poor coaching for sure. Don’t get what J-Fox was doing there.

  31. Mr. Glass says:
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    ROS who would you rather start RG3 or Wilson

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Wilson for consistency. RG3 will still put up solid stats given the a good matchup though.

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Sky: yeah I hear that Rivers is my back up and I’ve been going in match ups for the better part of the year RG3 is just hard to trust

        • Sky

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          Trust me I know. I own him seemingly everywhere. Been a very frustrating own so far.

  32. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    it’s good to know the mathews injury is why they used woodhead so much at goal line, but i’m reading it was mathews’ leg injury, not reactivated head injury. This may have been covered in other comments, if so, don’t respond as i’ll see over next few hours.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      I’ll respond anyways! You’re right. I watched the game and they said head injury in game, I just never followed up. Hope he’s ok. He’s been playing well of late

  33. goodfold2 says:
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    here goes, went over this yesterday but didn’t add in flynn, who certainly has that job now till rodgers, unless GB suddenly gets run by kubiak or some other bum. which of these next week where I have rodgers and 2 others (2 leagues)
    manuel vs ATL
    fitz @IND
    palmer @PHI
    eli @WAS
    flynn @DET (early game)
    roethlisberger @ BAL (if it’s him pick another as well, he’s only open in one league)
    pryor or mcgloin @ DAL
    2. in one of these leagues i have
    moreno/a.brown/vereen/sproles (return yard league)/miller and
    rodgers/eli/keenum
    should I drop either miller or keenum to get ball? I have been keeping 2 backup QB’s in case of better matchups/injuries. After the Foles debacle I want to MAKE SURE i have best streamer every week at QB on my roster. I’ll be dropping keenum for a QB anyway, if Miller is the drop for Ball. Could also try for Cunningham but figuring long term Ball is more likely to be useful if starter is hurt.

    • Sky

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      With that many QB options on waivers, you can drop Keenum for Ball. I’d lean towards Fitz or Manuel at this time. Most likely Fitz. Stacy misses anything it’ll be one game. Cunningham not a great pickup for that reason.

  34. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    in 14 teamer where I have KC def and keenum and reed backup. can’t drop reed backup just yet, but could
    1.switch to one of rivera/pettigrew/cumberland/green over carlson? likely won’t know that one till rankings
    2. If these defenses are out there, with these matchups, should I just drop KC and stream?
    W 13. BUF vs ATL (know this is best)
    W 14. BUF @TB
    NYJ vs OAK (probably best)
    TB vs BUF
    KC @WAS
    PIT vs MIA
    W 15. BUF @JAX (if I can get them back)
    TEN vs ARI
    KC @OAK
    W 16. TEN @JAX
    BUF vs MIA (if Igot BUF back keep for here)
    NYJ vs CLE
    PHI vs CHI
    basically if these DEF are out there I likely don’t need to hold a KC one with 2 bad games (hard opp’s but still) in a row and getting quite injured.

    3. don’t like Luck’s schedule much, and recent performance. other than keeping KC def I will have room for week to week backup. these guys are available. drop keenum for which? (first 2 week s opp included)
    mccown @MIN, vs DAL (pretty F’ing good)
    fitz @IND,@DEN (that’s pretty F’ing good ham as well)
    manuel vs ATL, @TB
    flynn @DET, vs ATL. all of these guys have next 2 game good schedules.

  35. Zar says:
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    In a feel good story of this week….

    I went into MNF down 75 to 79.46. My lone player, the terrifying RG3. He just barely eeked out 6 points to carry me to victory, pulling the collective rear ends of the KC DST, Colston, and Hilton out of the doghouse. Wait, Colston and KC are still getting dropped this week.

    I hope that picking up Aaron Rodgers on waivers will be less heart-attack inducing than RG3 -.-

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Zar: it should be, as you’ll only play rodgers when he’s deemed ready to play. Of course, he could simply get dropped on that shoulder and be out for the year the first game back.

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      Barely nice but nice!

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