Yeah, if you figure out this week’s post theme just by the title, good for you. Well, in New Jersey, it’s good for you, but that’s neither here nor there. Still trying to figure it out, are ya? If you haven’t figured it out, the title is an anagram for this week’s spotlight dance, and by dance, I mean post. Because no one wants to battle me… maybe J-FOH, because we would all love to see that saga unfold.  Would be better than when the TKO Crew battled Electro Rock under that bridge in that fictional piece of cinematographic genius called Breakin 2: Electric Bugaloo. Well, if you gave up already, the clue I was going to give you was that you need to put a hyphen in there. I know that just gave it away… but this week’s feature is on an up-an-comer, sorta like Little Mac, and his name Is Austin Sefarin-Jenkins.  The behemoth of a man who happens to play a fantasy relevant position and not an axe man in the world Lumber Jack Olympics. Why I like him this week is multi-faceted, and it starts with him playing the hapless Saints defense, and ends with him being a favorite of the baby giraffe known as Mike Glennon. Intrigued?  Sure you are! Come on in for some punch and pie. Jay(Wrong) made it, and I hear it’s not made out of kittens, amphibians, or anything from the Paleolithic era.

So the Qb situation in the TB (Yeah, I call it the TB, because it’s like an infectious disease, and it’s my article and you are the reader, so deal) has come back to where it was developing last year, as the signed free agent, Josh McCown, got all happy with his pie and stuck his thumb in it like Georgie Porgie. So Mike Glennon steps back up to where he already was, and showed some goodness last week. He has the weapons, minus a gimpy Mike Evans who will miss a few for some practice limping around so he looks cool.  The weapons are most certainly there, V-Jax is an established WR, plenty of capable RB’s and a developing set of WR 2/3’s.  So now he has the hyphenated one known as ASJ. He, for all intents and purposes, is a work in progress, a work that has basically been working with now starter Mike Glennon. You see what I am getting at here?It’s like the litmus test of pass catching success…. chemistry fool. They know each other because both have basically been second team for a hot minute. Case in point last week, basically ASJ’s first week, (Week 1 doesn’t count for me, as he was limited and managed 1 grab for 16 yards), we saw him healthy and on the field for 98% of the offensive snaps. Which in turn resulted in 7 targets with 3 catches for 44 yards… so what say you? Whatever you just said, my answer? “So yeah!”, that’s what you want from him, he is a monster untapped red-zone threat for the Bucs, and just starting to play with a QB he knows, and, as an added bonus, is going against a defense that sucks something awful.

The Saints really aren’t a great defensive unit at all, but, offensively they are a notch above the rest. Especially at home, where they are pretty damn near elite.  So unless Drew Brees wants to pull a Chuck Bednarik and be a full 60-minute guy, I don’t see the Saints shutting out the Bucs. You know what else I really noticed about the Saints defense? Last week was the first time they really faced a TE that was actually decent; Week 1 ATL had Toilolo, who is better as a right tackle, Week 2, no Jordan Cameron, Week 3, Kyle Rudolph went down early. Last week Jason Witten was basically Jason Witten for the first time this year.  So I expect that ASJ is going to come out and play this week, amidst the taking some days off. In this TE battered world of fantasy that we live in, he will, at least, be significant enough that to be a satisfactory bye week fill in.

Smokey Says: 10 Targets, 6 REC, 68 YDS, and 1 TD.

 

  1. Zandy says:
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    woke up to an interesting trade proposal…
    my team in 0.5PPR
    QB: Cutler WR: Dez DT RB: Rashad Bradshaw Flex: Keenan Allen TE: ASJ
    BN: Lamar, Joique, Kelvin, Royal, Marvin, Heath
    I send DT Bradshaw Kelvin for Foster, Emmanuel Sanders, CJ2K, Martellus
    Swap Keenan for DT in a counter? CJ2k doesnt mean much to me but seems like enough other value to consider? Or would you propose something differently all together? (Maybe DT Kelvin Bradshaw for Foster Calvin?)
    He has Romo, Calvin, Maclin, Foster, Spiller, Martellus, Emmanuel BN: Brady, Blount, Blue, Andre Will, CJ2K
    Thanks man

    • Smokey

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      @Zandy: i like the original trade for ya, but if you can swap Keenan for DT and still do it you have my blessing. Good luck let me know how it works out.

  2. Comatose says:
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    Just dealt Wallace for Stacy. Dun good?

    Other rBs: Murray, Mathews, joique, Bradshaw, Crowell , Tate

    Other WRs: dez, alshon, vjax, cordarelle

    • Smokey

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      @Comatose: Valued about even but based on ur teaqm you need stacy more than Wallace

  3. Nate says:
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    Two quick questions for ya. 12 team PPR keeper league.

    1. Jerrick McKinnon or Bishop Sankey for the flex spot?

    2. Got proposed a trade where I get Eddie Lacy and DeSean Jackson for Josh Gordon, Shane Vereen and a 10th round pick in next year’s draft. Due to our league’s rules on keeping free agent acquisitions, I can keep Gordon next year for a 10th round value. I feel like either way, I’m gambling – if I accept the trade, I’m gambling on Lacy improving and guiding me to a championship this year, while if I reject it I’m gambling on Josh Gordon contributing after his suspension and me wanting to keep him. D-Jax mitigates that risk a little bit. What would you do?

    • Smokey

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      @Nate: 1. Sankey
      2. I like that Lacy will bounce back. Depends on other keeper options for ya, what are they?

      • Nate says:
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        @Smokey:

        Right now my other options looks like Antonio Brown (round 2 value next year), DeMarco Murray (round 1), and a bunch of upside guys that depends on how they play this year – Gordon, Sankey, Jerick McKinnon types. Lacy would have to go back into the draft pool next year by our league’s rules, so it’s this year or bust if I make the trade.

        • Smokey

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          @Nate: well can’t get much better than those 2 for next year, go all in

  4. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    after the pitta/rudolph injuries i grabbed miller in 2 leagues, then followed rankings and grabbed owen D instead since TE was (until week 4) a bigger part of BAL offense than Miller was at PIT. Now people are beating me to Miller/Cook on waivers since i can’t waiver a guy i dropped myself, and am low in waivers (weekly based on standings) stick with owen daniels for this week (as rankings everywhere say) or
    1. go with ASJ/allen/reed? If Reed ends up having a huge game i’d already have him for ROS, as i am 2-2 but have best team in this league. I’m sure Reed is best ROS option. Jay’s rankings say ASJ
    2. i’m guessing if only options are ASJ and Owen D in this league it’s obviously ASJ. both PPR leagues.

  5. Adam says:
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    Deep league, +1 PPR

    Would you trade Ivory and McKinnon for Montee Ball? I’m not even sure at this point that Ball will outperform Ivory alone, but I know people were really high on him in the preseason. And I don’t know quite how much to value my McKinnon lottery ticket.

    • Smokey

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      @Adam: I wouldn’t no, I agree that Ivory alone may outscore him, McKinnon is getting close to a full time play 1 or 2 more weeks and he will be there

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