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So, that actually was about the most predictable outcome, if we’re basing it off of the complete 2014 Thursday Night Football catalog thus far. Needless to say, there were some takeaways from last night’s game that I want to share with you. FedEx field continues to look as solid as RG3’s knee. I have no idea how much longer Tom Coughlin can look that constipated, but 11 years is a magical feat. Get that man some prune juice, stat. Competent Eli Manning? First sign of the Apocalypse. Everyone okay with Jesus? Oh, and Kirk Cousins. Yeah… that happened. And by that, I mean four interceptions and a fumble. Let me tell you, I’ve heard of kissing cousins, but sh*tting the bed Cousins? That’s a new one. Well, like the old saying goes– “When Jermaine McBride gets an interception, the game is over”.

 

Giants – 45, Washington Football Team – 14

Eli Manning – 28/39, 300 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 1 YDS, 1 TD. I do not know what to think of this Eli Manning. Hey, wait. I just got it… Manning didn’t suddenly get good, he’s just playing against Washington.

Andre Williams – 15 CAR, 66 YDS, 1 TD. My bench thanks you.

Rashad Jennings – 13 CAR, 55 YDS and 1 REC, -3 YDS. If you’re a Jennings owner, there was really nothing to like about this game. Adding to the frustration, he dropped an easy touchdown pass at the 3-yard line, never to be seen or heard from again.

Peyton Hillis – 8 CAR, 31 YDS. We reached the Peyton Hillis phase of the game last night… ugh.

Victor Cruz – 6 REC, 108 YDS. No salsa dancing, but that’s two straight games of being on Cruz control (sorry).

Larry Donnell – 7 REC, 54 YDS, 3 TD. THIS DONNELL, I CALL HIM LEE HARVEY OSWALD, BECAUSE IF SOMEONE IN WASHINGTON HAD COVERED HIM BETTER, THEN MAYBE THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT.

Kirk Cousins – 19/33, 257 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT and 1 CAR, 12 YDS, 1 FUM. Playing the role of Eli Manning last night: Kirk Cousins. And apparently they didn’t even start Kirk Cousins, but Kirk’s cousin.

Alfred Morris – 12 CAR, 62 YDS, 1 TD and 3 REC, 27 YDS. Was able to be fantasy relevant on an offense that will have handicapped a lot of fantasy teams this upcoming weekend. (I’m looking at you Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson…)

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Prerequisite Alf drop for Alfred Morris.

Niles Paul – 3 REC, 60 YDS. Suffered a gruesome dual (bonus concussion points?) helmet-to-helmet hit. He was later officially diagnosed with a concussion (no surprise there). While he has 10 days to get cleared for Week 5, if Paul or Jordan Reed are not ready, Logan Paulsen will be the primary tight end against the Seahawks. So, yeah… might be a hot garbage type of situation here.

Logan Paulsen – 3 REC, 28 YDS, 1 FUM. HIS NAME WAS LOGAN PAULSEN.

Andre Roberts – 1 REC, 18 YDS, 1 TD. Hey! That’s not Garçon. Hey! That’s not Jackson. SMH.

  1. Dominican Power says:
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    Desean Jackson — pathetic!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dominican Power: Yeah, really, there was nothing DJAX even did for me to write about. You covered it succinctly and passionately though.

    • Jimmy says:
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      I guess its time to give Chip Kelly his due. He didn’t break a sweat releasing DeSean, did he?

      • Jay

        Jay says:
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        @Jimmy: not for me. I’m not giving him credit for poor QB play by Washington last night. And the reasons for the release are still dubious.

  2. Donald Trump says:
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    My opponent has Peyton, so what a great week to play against him. But he played Eli. Fml.
    And of course I played cousins. Sucks to lose the week by Thursday night.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Donald Trump: That’s kinda goofy in itself, to have the Manning brothers together. You might be going against Archie.

      • DAVE says:
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        @Jay: BROTHERS BEAT COUSINS EVERYTIME, BRAH

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          +1.

  3. DILinator says:
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    This isn’t related to last night’s game, but I had a couple of questions regarding potential trades…

    First off, who do you like better for the rest of the season? Matt Ryan, or Matthew Stafford?

    Which D/ST do you prefer the rest of the way? Panthers or 49ers?

    Lastly, would you trade LeSean McCoy in a deal that gets you Giovanni Bernard and Jordan Mathews?

    Thnks in advance!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @DILinator: Ryan. Slightly 49ers right now. I’d hold there.

      • DILinator says:
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        @Jay: Thanks!

        What McCoy for Gio and Matthews? Would you do that as a McCoy owner? Or as a Gio owner?

        • DILinator says:
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          @DILinator: NVM, you were answering “hold” to McCoy, right?

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @DILinator: yeah, I’d rather have Shady.

  4. Principal Blackman says:
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    Just out of curiosity, are you planning on posting RCL updates similar to what you were doing on the baseball side of the site?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Principal Blackman: yup, first one comes out today. Yahoo changed a lot of their framework, so it took a while for Rudy to build something to grab the data.

      • Principal Blackman says:
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        @Jay: Awesome. I’m looking forward to it.

  5. Zandy says:
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    Just a blip for rashad Jennings or are you worried at all? I assume this was just some well deserved “rest”

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: not worried, he looked good. It was just garbage time for the entire second half.

  6. sniff test says:
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    Nice write up. There were many swears uttered at the tv last night as a cousins and jennings owner. Sometimes I hate this game…

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @sniff test: Plus the Garcon and Jackson owners. Yeah, I’m pretty sure the tobacco industry has nothing on the NFL.

  7. Clint says:
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    Man, I feel sorry for the guy I just dealt Cousins & Gio to to get his A-Rod/Spiller. Maybe I should change my fantasy team name to Los Banditos and my icon to a guy in a ski mask after that deal went down yesterday just hours before Cousins’ implosion? Last week I deal Foster/Crabtree for Tannehill/Ball and even that looks rosey considering Foster’s hammy acted up a few hours later too. Maybe this is finally my championship year after 10 years of this?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: That’s right! We talked about that trade yesterday. Kudos yo. Championships are built on years where things fall into place, so good luck!

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Clint: that trade was great with or without a bad game from KC1. you got lucky (it sounds like) that week 3 KC1 was just as far off of his median performance was from last night’s.

  8. Dung says:
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    Assuming nothing else on the waiver wire, my team is pretty solid and I have Greg Olsen (PPR), is Donnell worth my #1 waiver wire pick that I’ve had since the draft? Is this week I burn it? Olsen and Donnell have different bye weeks.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Dung: Sure, and if you figure out who you’d like to stick with, I think both have some trade value for a solid RB or WR depth piece.

      • Dung says:
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        Thanks Jay. If I paired one of those two up with say Ellington, any RB targets come to mind?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Dung: You could upgrade to a Morris maybe? Murray if the owner is risk-averse? Might be just easier to go marginal fix here.

  9. zach says:
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    Allen Robinson/Kendall Wright/James Jones at flex?
    Jason Witten/Ladarius Green at TE?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @zach: Wright and Witten I believe.

      • zach says:
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        @Jay: What if you were trying to be bold? Robinson and Green maybe? I’m so bored with Witten and Wright.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @zach: Eh, not so much on Green. It’s bold, but I doubt you get much out of that one. Have it wait until towards the end of the season when Gates starts fading a bit.

  10. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Donnell just had the best performance by any player on my team so far this season…..by about 6 points. In fact, I think he’s about 50% of the way to my teams average weekly total. Which tells you how good my team has been so far…. [sad emoticon]

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: I hear ya. It’s been a… fascinating year, to put it mildly.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: sounds like that team of yours doesn’t often amount to a…. what’s the phrase?

  11. the pillar & the stones says:
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    Drop DeAngelo or Taliaerro for Spiller?
    12 team 0.5 ppr
    Thanks

  12. Ron says:
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    Jay, this is a follow-up from yesterday…

    I was offered Forte and Andre Johnson for Megatron and Cooks and you said that you were fine with this trade.

    Does it matter that its a .5PPR, 2 player keeper league (can’t keep 1st round though)? I thought for sure u would say hold on that move cause the best player in the deal is Megatron.

    In this league only have to start 1RB and can start 4WR. With that in mind and looking at my team below, do you feel the same way about me making this trade and shipping off Megatron and the young WR?

    QB: Rodgers
    RB: Charles, Stacy, Miller, West, Hyde, K. Davis
    WR: Megtron, Cruz, Crabtree, Colston, Cooks, Wheaton
    TE: Cameron

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ron: Well, I think the best player in the deal is Forte (but it’s coinflip close), but based on the roster config, there’s no point. Charles and Stacy take care of that, so here I’d hold.

  13. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    PPR league. Cut two- Taliaferro, T. Smith, K. Robinson, Rainey, K. Davis

  14. Frank White says:
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    Sup Jay… Davante Adams or Kerley for my bench spot??

  15. Allan says:
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    Stafford or Cutler? That used to be an easy decision. Also need 2 out of Ivory, Kelce, S. Greene, and P. Thomas. Thanks Jay.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: Stafford by the slimmest of margins. And Ivory and Thomas right now.

      • Allan says:
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        @Jay: That’s what I was thinking but I have jeffrey and my opponent has megatron so I was considering starting cutler and hoping stafford plays like last week.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Allan: They are right next to each other in my rankings, so flipping them isn’t really something I would argue against.

  16. Gay 4 Jay says:
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    Rotoworld is all aboard the Bradshaw bandwagon. They have him as the 12th ranked RB for this week. Seems a little high, doesn’t it?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Gay 4 Jay: I’ll allow it, the bye can do silly things with rankings. Plus, I’ve been a huge Bradshaw guy since the beginning. If there were only three more, it might have made up for my Ryan Mathews call…

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Jay: mathews might be just fine when he’s healthy. allen’s looking worse, since he plays every game.

  17. zach says:
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    What do you think about this trade:

    Le’Veon Bell, Jason Witten, and Brian Quick for Matt Forte, Keenan Alen, and Travis Kelce?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @zach: I’d want the Forte side, but it’s closer than it should be.

  18. Jim says:
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    Start DMC at rb2 vs Miami in London

    Or look to the wire to add one of these; granted not the best list.

    MJD vs Miami in London

    Braden Oliver vs jags

    James Starks @ chi town

    Darrin reaves @ Baltimore

    — just in RB Joe McKnight ruptured his Achilles just now in practice, even when/if Charles plays does davis still have value or does d anthony thomas come into the mix too?

    My other RB’s I could plug in as rb 2
    Gerhart @ SD

    Forsett vs panthers.

    Would you look to try to aquire Khiry robinson or Pierre Thomas? I’d like thomas but that owner wants too much for him, the Khiry owner wants a WR in return I could deal either wheaton or jordan matthews.
    That Khiry owner also has stacy, Ivory, forte, Foster, Shonn green & blount.

    Lastly, would you deal my DMC to aquire Andrew Hawkins?
    My RB’s- Gio bernard, tate, west, jeremy hill, forsett, gerhart, bradshaw & DMC
    My WR’s- Demaryius thomas, Crabtree, cordarrelle patterson , Kelvin benjamin, wheaton & jordan Matthews.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jim: Stick with DMC there. Davis still has value until we see a healthy Charles get his normal touches. I would do Matthews for Khiry, sure. And yes, I would want Hawkins there. If that’s the case, I would start Gerhart.

      • Jim says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks, I’m going to try for Khiry / j matthews swap , I’d need to drop a RB would forsett be the drop or DMC

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jim: I would normally go Forsett, but I think the emergence of Talia makes his usefulness limited.

          • Jim says:
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            @Jay:

            I agree taliaferro looked good, but I think it’s basically a rbbc in Baltimore
            So Forsett is your drop?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Jim: yep.

  19. Don says:
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    Jay,

    ROS Patterson or Crabtree?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Don: Crabtree, but it’s close.

  20. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Is Andre Williams a good bet to takeover at some point this year? I feel like he would be a strong stash play in a keeper league. What are your thoughts on his potential to be “the guy”?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @OldMilwaukeePounders: He could certainly be more involved, but Jennings is still the guy.

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Jay:

        I did not watch many of his games at BC last year, but last night was really the first good look I got of him this year. The guy looks like a beast. I figure there are worse gambles out there in deeper keeper leagues.

  21. Adam says:
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    My opponent started Cousins, yeahhhh buddy! Though he’s still projected to beat me, hmm…

    Deep league, +1 PPR. Which 2 of these 3 WR would you start (at UTIL) IF Boykins is forced to sit this week?

    A Hurns @ SD
    A Holmes vs MIA
    D Adams @ CHI

    Thanks!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Adam: Leaning Hurns, but I wouldn’t expect muh.

  22. MooseOutFront says:
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    OK, for my Cousins replacement I can have Dalton, Palmer, or Tannehill. Thoughts?

      • MooseOutFront says:
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        @Jay: Thanks for your help Jay. I need it.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @MooseOutFront: No worries, that’s what we’re here for!

  23. Zandy says:
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    Better ROS outlook in 0.5ppr dez, jordy or demaryius? Thanks man
    Also Crowell or taliaferro as last bench rb?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Zandy: I’m leaning Dez here. And Talia.

  24. Scott says:
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    Been offered Zac Stacy and Demaryius Thomas for Leveon Bell and Victor Cruz.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I’d hold.

  25. Don says:
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    Jay,

    Standard scoring league, would you start Bell, Taliaferro, or Sankey?

    and in a .5 ppr league, would you start Greene, Taliaferro or Sankey?

    Thanks as always

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Don: Bell and Sankey.

      • Don says:
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        @Jay:

        How about Kapernick or Roesthlisberger in a standard scoring league. I like both their matchups but Kap hasnt been playing too well at home.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Don: They are right next to each other in the rankings, double check the updated list on Sunday, but you can go with either.

  26. psssh says:
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    i need to pickup a kicker. who do i drop?? Gerhart. terrence williams, colston, or one of my handcuffs of blount or raney.. i own le’veon and doug, and if they go down (or suck like doug) id be up a creek. i really want to see toby with bortles at the helm before i drop him, and still believe terrence could breakout….. such a tough decision.

    we getting more worried on the pittsburg D this week? doug martin,asj,vjax, evans all back. glennon firing up the O. would you take the dolphins or colts over them? i picked up pittsburg with next week (jacksonville) in mind.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @psssh: I’d drop Blount then. Their defense isn’t bad, but the injury but will affect them. They are still top-10ish this week though.

  27. psssh says:
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    Would you trade Antonio brown for Julian edelmma/knows hon Moreno? Edelman is becoming an under respected fantasy wr.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @psssh: if you really need that RB, sure, but I love Brown. I’d hold otherwise.

  28. Swanny says:
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    Hillis had 39 yards not 31. Don’t short change the white buffalo.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Swanny: He’s slowing down the herd!

  29. Swanny says:
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    Nvm you were right. Read that wrong. Hillis is still my boy tho

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