Last week’s boom or bust plays busted all over my screen. Andrew Luck goes for 354 and 4 TD’s without giving any love to Donte Moncrief. Oh good grief! The Colts talk him up, and then fail to pass the memo onto Mr. Luck… and all of us who played him got fu*ked. Oh well, we move on and get ourselves ready for Week 10. There are a lot of flex-filled teams on the bye this week, and I’ll be honest, I’m having trouble putting a positive spin on it. The Colts, Texans, Vikings, Patriots, Washington Football Team and Chargers are all chillin’ on sofas this weekend, leaving us scrambling to the wire or calling up a”stash” on our bench to fill the void.

Note: All evaluations are based on 0.5 PPR, and ranks are from FantasyPros.com.

 

Odell Beckham Jr. (55) vs. Martavis Bryant (57)

This should be an easy one, but the experts have put a call to Beckham to bust up the Seahawks more than Bryant to wreck havoc on the Jets. Maybe there is some superstition going on here because Bryant has 5 TD’s in the last three weeks. These experts must be saying to themselves that there is no way he can do this again. The law of averages will tell you the possibility of keeping this up every week is scarce. Screw those possibilities. What he is showing me is that his 6’4″ frame is good at the goaline and the recently hot Big Ben is using it well. Stupid vertical advantage. See the connection? What I can say is he has only been playing for three games and has killed it over that time. Coincidentally his QB is playing really well too. Must be the addition of a second real target. Sorry Markus Wheaton fans.

Beckham got most of his value on Monday night late in the game when the Giants were playing catch up. This week, he gets the Seahawks in Seattle, and that should usually spell DOOM.  You know… because they are the legion of BOOM? (But in reality, they are giving their legions gloom.) Sorry Sky and Tehol. Last week, the Raiders played a close one, utilizing the Seahawks poor coverage of TE’s and passing to their RB’s. No player on the Raiders had over 50 yards receiving, while the ball was caught by 9 different receivers. If Victor Cruz was healthy and Beckham was a third option, then I might be more inclined to lean his way. I’m not trying to ignore his 8 catches on 11 targets, but his QB also attempted 52 passes. That’s 13 more than his previous high this year. He also threw 11 to Rueben Randle’s way too. But he kinda sucks. Damn, I’m creating an internal struggle here. Is Beckham the new number one in N.Y.? The T.Y. Hilton of the Giants? Doesn’t matter, he’s playing in Seattle this weekend and you never know with Pete’s crew. I’ll hope to get this answered in Week 11… cause it ain’t happening this week.

I’m betting on Bryant this week. He looks like the new number one… haha, I’m kidding. I was making a ridiculous bold statement to see if you’re paying attention. If you own either of these guys, it means most likely they are either your WR3 or Flex option. If you own both, it means you are waiver wire savvy and I give you an over-the-net high five! Dude, not so hard, I have to drivel once a week.  I like Bryant against the Jets passing defense, which, by-the-way, has given up the 13th most points to WR this year. Winner: Martavis Bryant

 

Tre Mason (70) vs. Andre Williams (78) vs. Lorenzo Taliaferro (81)

Why you going three way down here J-FOH? It has to be done, there is too much name recognition and I don’t want you all sleeping at the wheel. You can say I’m your rolling down the windows, blasting some Iron Maiden, and popping a few No Doz. WAKE UP! This week, Tre Mason gets the number one rush D when it comes to fantasy, the Arizona Cardinals. Yuck!!! Andre Williams gets to travel to Seattle with a date against the team that has given up the 9th fewest points to RB’s this year. Blah! Who, if you haven’t heard, are pretty good at home. But wait, there is a guy who is trending back up, got 10 touches last week (7 carries and 3 receptions) and back in week 8 got two TD’s. Lorenzo with a benzo (NSFW), is my guy this week. Like I prefaced in the beginning, it’s some slim pickins with players like Ahmad Bradshaw, Matt Asiata, Jerick McKinnon, Jonas Grey, Brandon Oliver, and even Roy Helu in deeper leagues all chillin with the homies for the bye. This week, Lorenzo gets the Titans and their 9th worst fantasy run defense or is that given up the 9th most points to fantasy running backs defense? It doesn’t matter, they suck. He is looking more and more like the “power back” in B-More and with that comes TD opportunity which is kinda important to scoring points. It’s a tough week and I’m going boom or bust again. I have to. Lorenzo can be counted on for at least 10-12 touches with a lot more to spare. The Ravens can turn this into a blowout and we can see that increase in touches. Don’t get wrong here folks, this has more to do with matchups than anything else. Mason looks solid going forward and Williams has potential but Lorenzo is someone who can end up being the man when it’s all said and done. He plays behind a 29-year-old Justin Forsett, so if you decide to pick him up for this week only, you might want to reconsider him a stash for later on. I’m banking on Forsett not holding up. Winner: Lorenzo Taliaferro

If you didn’t notice I’m not big on the Giants this week. It’s been a roller coaster and a half for their fans. Speaking of their fans, I can’t help but think this is some message about their season. Please add your comments below.

 

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  1. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Best QB for bench spot in two QB league…slim pickins…? Mettenberger, Mallett, Vick

  2. CRice says:
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    As a Bears fan I’m well aware of Cutler’s struggles in Green Bay.

    Miami has made some good QB’s look awful this year too (i.e. Rivers).

    These are the options I’m left with:

    Cutler @ Green Bay
    Stafford at home vs. Miami

    Help please!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @CRice: stafford

  3. Jake says:
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    Would you start Devonte Adams over Cooks or Michael Floyd this week both have beeen under preforming and Adams looks like he is coming on strong.

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jake: cooks

      • Nick says:
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        @J-FOH: agreed, I just dumped Cooks for Martavis!

  4. ashtray says:
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    I, too, have Cutler and I’m not too excited about throwing him out there. I also have Tannehill who’s playing DET. Sanchez, Orton, Vick and Palmer are both on waivers.

    Should I roll with Cutler or Tannehill or cut one of them for Sanchez, Palmer, Orton or Vick?

    Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ashtray: Id hold

  5. The don says:
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    Flex spot davante adams vs Terrance west?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The don: adams

  6. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    J-FOH,

    I would love your thoughts on this possibly trade I have in the works. I would be giving up L. Bell for Megatron and Josh Gordon.

    I have a deep stable of RBs (Forte, Bell, Ingram, Hillman, Matthews, Denard), and am weak at WR (Wright, Sanu, Cordarelle, Malcom Floyd).

    Could this trade be a total homerun for me heading in to the homestretch and playoffs?

    Great write up, and thanks in advance for your help!

  7. Lopes says:
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    12 team Half PPR–Just lost Foles but i do have Palmer. Was offered Romo and Sanu for My Rashad Jennings or Mark Ingram. If this is an adequate trade who do I trade?

    My other back is Foster and my WRs are Demarius Thomas and Julio Jones. Sanu would be a flex play.

    Right now my flex options are Justin Hunter, James Jones and when Rashad gets healthy him or Ingram.

    What do you think?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lopes: Ingram is a must start every week. I would hold and use Palmer. You can drop Jones for a QB and I’d scour the wire

  8. Brian says:
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    Would you trade Sanchez and Mason for Gio not sure if Gio will bounce back

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: the say he should be good to go for week 11. I’d take that deal to add Gio

  9. Beats by Ray says:
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    Stafford or Palmer this week?

  10. Dom B says:
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    Should i give up Kelvin Benjamin for Megatron

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: I would

  11. royce! says:
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    Howdy Jack! My team turned itself around…okay, Brady turned my team around…and I’m currently 5-4 and rocking this:

    14 team, non-PPR

    QB-Brady
    RB- LeVeon Bell
    WR- Kelvin Benjamin
    WR- AJ Green
    TE- Graham
    FLEX- Doug Baldwin
    D/ST- SEA
    K- Justin Tucker

    BN- Montee Ball
    BN- Percy Harvin
    BN- Josh Gordon
    BN- Doug Martin
    BN- Branden Oliver

    Because of Brady’s bye, I am dropping Martin for Carson Palmer. And because I apparently am supposed to own him if I can find him, I am dropping Montee Ball for Jeremy Hill. Do you think I should drop anyone (Oliver, probably) for Ryan Matthews?

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: Just realized I need to change my avatar…can’t be mistaken for a Giants fan…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: I’d hold on Matthews. I like Oliver and i would want to see how they split up the carries.

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks, buddy!

        I like your advice, mostly out of laziness…how about this Bryant character you’re promoting in the post? Worth losing anyone for? I didn’t think he was available in our 14 teamer but lo and behold, no one in this league knows shizz.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: drop doug martin for him

          no prob, its what Im here for. The whole point is to make the playoffs and then its on.

          You missin steve yet?

          • royce! says:
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            @J-FOH: Totally missing Steve! Razzball field trip to Aukland (pronounced Oakland)!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @royce!: I went to the store, bought a kiwi and just held it for a while

              • royce! says:
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                @J-FOH: I did something similar…bought a beer from New Zealand and drank it.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @royce!: Actually I’m looking forward to the next San Diego field trip. I have to go to Carlsbad sometime n the next couple of months and I can’t help but feel sad because I’ll be so close.

              • royce! says:
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                @J-FOH: So close! Hit me up if you feel like coming any further south for a drink or some food or something. Otherwise, I guess we’re waiting on baseball to start?

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @royce!: there is always valentines day

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: my bad, drop Baldwin for Bryant

  12. Zandy says:
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    any waiver/FA moves to make for the dreaded std league – vomit vomit vomit
    WR: Wallace, Mike Floyd
    RB: Ingram, Mason
    Flex? prob sims or wright this week unless you like an FA
    BN: AndreJohnson, Wright, Hawkins, McKinnon, Sims, Stacy, Gray

    Waivers/FA: Blount, PT, Devonta, CJ2k, Doug, Starks, Latavius
    Britt, John Brown, Davante, Hurns, Landry, Stills, Moncrief, Riley Cooper

    Reply

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: latavius, brown, devonta

      • Zandy says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks man – who you dropping for them?
        stacey, gray and hawk?

        • Zandy says:
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          sorry also jstew hyde and bryce were just dropped there too

          you da man

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zandy: yup

  13. Zandy says:
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    would you send mckinnon for talia and mike evans for that team above? based on ur article it seems like talia could be worth stashing whereas mck is at risk to get switched out by AP – no pun intended

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: yes i would

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @Zandy: hell ya. and if you do do it do it quick before other owner realizes that it’s quite possible he’s not even trading for a starter.

  14. AJ says:
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    Would you trade any of my WR Jordy/Calvin/Antonio Brown for any of his RB Marshawn Lynch/Foster/L’veon B? Would like to upgrade my RB spot currently have Forte/Ben Tate or should i hold and roll with what i got? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @AJ: Jordy for Lynch or Bell

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @AJ: is this a keeper or how did you draft brown/forte/jordy/megatron only having 4 picks in first 4 rounds? (or maybe you had traded for extra draft pick)

  15. Nick says:
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    In a 10-team non-ppr would you offer McKinnon for Garcon? How about Witten or Donnell for Ertz (he has amazingly easy schedule at end, I dont think Donnell will do it as he came from wires but maybe Witten)?

    Here is my roster:

    qB- Rodgers
    Rb-Murray, R Jennings, Ingram, McKinnon, Matthews
    WR-Cobb, K Allen, Beckham, M Bryant, A Johnson & Sanu
    TE-Witten & Donnell
    K-Crosby
    D-Ravens

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Nick: yes and witten for ertz

  16. Dom B says:
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    Is Odell Beckham Jr a WR 1, 2, OR 3

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: 3 to flex

  17. Robert says:
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    I am being offered Vereen and McKinnon for my Julio Jones. I have Hillman, Sims, Fred Jackson and Adrian Peterson. My WRs: Jordy, M. Bryant, Mike Evans, Josh Gordon. Doesn’t seem like a trade I should make. Agree???

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Robert: If i’m parting with Julio I would want more

  18. Zandy says:
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    So just to be sure
    Drop Stacey hawk gray
    Add latavius, brown, devonta
    Ignore Hyde jstew bryce

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: yes sir

  19. Mikey says:
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    Curious who would be your WR3 ROS investment going forward: Stills, J Matthews with the Sanchize, Adams, the Ten duo of Wright or Hunter or, gulp, Britt?

    Gracias!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mikey: Wright

  20. friar says:
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    In a 12-team non-ppr league I have two awesome QBs (Brees and Ben), but no awesome WRs (Crabtree, Decker, Cooks, Keenan). Someone offered me Hopkins and Matt Ryan for Brees. Should I do it?

    I start 1 QB and 2 or 3 WRs (depending on whether or not I’d rather play Vereen as my flex).

    • J-FOH says:
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      @friar: go for it

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