Last week turned out to be quite a week for the wide receivers in this post. I got some questions answered and made a good call for once. I want to jump into the bad news first. On the running back side of it, you could say I missed it by that much.  None of them played particularly well, but I still believe in you Lorenzo in a Benzo! I did good on my Martavis Bryant call, but Odell Beckham Jr. was also a stud. He scored less than Bryant, but confirmed he is the number one guy in New York. He even impressed Richard Sherman with plays like this. Keep it up ODB!

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

 

Davante Adams (84) vs. Marques Colston (69) vs. Michael Floyd (73) vs. John Brown(68)

Going back to opening day, I never thought I would be putting these three together. Floyd was the breakout star in the making and a WR2, Colston was fading a bit, yet still had low WR2 upside with WR3 stability, Brown was a little rookie speedster from a little college, and Adams was a 2nd round rookie in a crowded situation with a stud for a QB. Oh, how things have changed in the world of receiving. This years rookie class is for receivers like 1983 was for QB’s… on steroids!

Davante Adams has been all the rage for guys looking for that boom over the past few weeks. Who can blame them? He caught a touchdown on one catch in week 5, then goes 6/77 in week 6, followed by another 1 catch for a TD in week 7, and lastly goes 7/75 in week 8. Then came the post bye blowout against the Bears where he caught one pass. One friggin pass! This weeks he gets the Eagles and their 4th worst fantasy pass defense and again gets the wildcard billing. Many will stay away after that Bears game and are justified in that logic, but doing so could cost them. For a boom or bust play he’s a lot higher on my ranks than #84.

Marques Colston is such a bum…or is Drew Brees the bum who can’t get him the ball? I don’t know and honestly I don’t care. It is what it is. With only two games this year over 100 yards and only one touchdown on the season we can slide him into waiver material at this point. We have an old saying on the baseball side of Razzball and that is “he can do that on someone else’s team”. Imagine all the quality players you let slide by as you held onto a declining receiver. He may still have something in the tank but to play him is to play russian roulette with three bullets. He has 12 targets over the last three weeks and has become a backseat regular on his own team. Playing the 3rd best fantasy defense vs WR’s in week 11 isn’t helping him get on any of my rosters.

Michael Floyd and John Brown are going in opposite directions lately and with Drew Stanton locked in as the starter the rest of the way I feel I need to break these guys down together. In the games that Stanton played he never attempted more than 33 passes as opposed to Carson Palmer who only attempted less than that once. Floyd had lines of 1/6/19/0, 5/9/114/0, and 1/7/7/0 with Stanton at the helm. The second game gives me some promise for him this weekend and the targets average out to about 7 per so that is a plus. Brown on the other hand lines of 3/4/28/0, 4/6/52/2, and 2/7/4/0. The touchdowns were nice but the expectation isn’t too high for me. We can expect 5-6 targets this week but the chance for a TD is slim to none. The Lions D has only given up big fantasy games to Kenny Stills and Marques Colston and that was Drew Brees throwing the ball and not Drew Stanton. They have given up the 2nd fewest fantasy points to WR’s this year and I don’t see that changing this weekend. If I owned these two I would be going somewhere else to look for flex points in Week 11.

I’m going all in on Davante Adams this week. Among these four he is my number one. The Eagles secondary is deplorable and I think Aaron Rodgers owes him a solid after forgetting about him last week. To rank the rest I’m going Floyd, Brown and Colston last. Til next week my Razzicans!

 

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  1. Hans says:
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    nice write up. Pick a qb for the week
    Bridgewater
    Hoyer
    Stanton
    Mettenberger

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Hans: Hoyer

  2. Scott says:
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    WR is a mess. I’ve got Percy Harvin on a bye this week and Antonio Brown on a bye next week. My other WR is Michael Floyd and Denard Robinson (Yahoo, but on a bye). Thanks to RB triage, I’ve got Gio, RJennings, and RHillman on the bench, making it hard to roster extra WRs. So, it seems I have to drop Mr. Floyd for D. Adams. Would you go that far or just take what Floyd gives me?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: You are in quite the pickle, what is your overall bottom three on your roster

  3. Dom B says:
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    Would you start Seattle D facing Kansas or chargers D facing Oak

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: Seattle

  4. Dom B says:
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    Would trade odell Beckham Jr. for Lamar Miller and Golden Tate in a league with 1 flex two WR two rb

    My roster

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: I don ‘t see why the other owner would take that unless they offered it

  5. Barker says:
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    10 team 1/2 ppr

    Qb newton wr calvin cobb evans rb lacy west te olsen flex p manning
    K suisham def det
    Bn gordon fitz ivory tate reed murray

    Friday trade deadline and have a couple possible trades to offer would like your opinion

    Give cam cobb get luck and jordan matthews
    Give cam cobb get luck
    Give cam cobb get romo dez
    Give cam Cobb ivory get romo dez
    Give cam cobb get brees m bryant or odb
    Give cam cobb get brees

    I think i can get by with evans fitz as a wr3 and am scurred of cam but also feel like i can get by with cam as the worst player on my team essentially

    • Barker says:
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      @Barker: maybe cam cobb for brady m bryant

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Barker: they all look pretty lateral

      • Barker says:
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        Kids final offer is

        Cam cobb for brees crabtree or mike floyd

        I have fitz so i shy away from floyd he has vjax also but i have evans and dont want him anyway (vjax) so it leaves crabtree who i certainly dont love but he would mostly be riding the bench anyway

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Barker: I don’t like it

  6. Craig says:
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    Great call on Stafford over Cutler last week…. I should have listened!

    With a promise not to toilet tinker at the last minute away from you advise this week…

    Who is my best flex play here:

    Davonte Adams
    Charles Sims
    Reggie Wayne

    • Craig says:
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      @Craig: And if Reggie Bush is active… does he get the start over the other three?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Craig: Adams

  7. Dom B says:
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    My roster would you trade Odell Beckham for Golden Tate and Rashad Jennings and who to drop if accepted

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    QB – Ben Roethlisberger – Steelers
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    RB – Charles Sims – Buccaneers
    WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    WR – Roddy White – Falcons
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: see above

    • Birdmann says:
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      @Dom B: Ravens D

  8. TJ says:
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    Pick two RBs to start in my PPR league this week:

    Lamar Miller
    Fred Jackson
    Jeremy Hill
    CJ Anderson
    Charlie Sims

    • J-FOH says:
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      @TJ: Hill and Anderson

  9. Kyle says:
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    Dual QB league. Must win week or I’m out of the hunt.

    I have forsett on bye.

    QBs: Stafford brady Sanchez
    RBs: ELLINTON forsett Lamar miller

    Would you trade sanchez and Lamar for Ahmad Bradshaw? It’s PPR and I don’t trust miller vs. buf this week. I’m starting BRADY and Stafford from here on out anyway

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kyle: sure why not

  10. mcBlunty says:
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    full point ppr need 3- Lamar Miller, CJ Anderson, Rueben Randle, Charles Sims, Mike Floyd, Kendall Wright

    thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mcBlunty: anderson, wright, randle

  11. adam blair says:
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    Hello….Cutler , Ryan, or RG3….which turd smells best this week? They’ve been killin me all year!

  12. Passive Aggressive says:
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    Flex options for me this week include Tre Mason, Rainey and CJ Anderson at RB, and Reuben Randle/Reggie Wayne at WR. Which ONE of these five players do you think I should BENCH this week? (Yes, my team is pretty bad – I sold some players for draft picks after an extremely unlucky record.

  13. Dom B says:
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    Hey got a trade accepted good or bad for me injured Lamar miller and Rashad Jennings for my Odell and Charles sims

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: bad, odell was best player

  14. Jake says:
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    Nice write ups man,

    Would you do a trade to aquire Montee ball or torrey smith?
    Or hold with my players & don’t deal anyone

    My RB’s; Gio bernard, jeremy hill, ahmad Bradshaw, ben Tate, terrance west, jonas gray & tre Mason.

    My wrs; demaryus thomas , Kelvin benjamin, odell beckham, martivis bryant, jordan matthews

    We start 2 RBs, 3 WR’s, & flex spot too.

    What do you think of this trade proposal to another owner; I send west & get cordarrelle patterson .

    Next for d/at this week I always stream I added chargers who face Raiders , someone just dropped steelers D add steelers D who face Titans?

    • Jake says:
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      @Jake:

      I have Davonte adams too

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jake: Id hold on making a trade.

      Pittsburgh has the bye next week so keep that in mind. They have the better match up to close the year out

      • Jake says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Would you stream steelers for this week & then hope to get them back after their bye ? Basically comes down to which matchup for this week you like the best?

        Pittsburgh [email protected] Tennesee on MNF

        Chargers D vs Raiders

        Packers D vs Eagles

        Browns D vs Ryan mallet & Texans

        Texans @ Cleveland

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Jake: pitts this week

  15. Mike says:
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    Cooks or jordan Matthews ROS?
    Standard league
    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: tough call, I give the edge to Matthews but both are boom or bust every week

  16. Mike says:
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    Sanchez or Wilson this week ?
    Leaning sanchez
    Thx

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: sanchez but its close.

  17. Bob says:
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    10 Team League with Standard Scoring. Have an empty roster spot. Trying to decide how to use. Current Roster Below. With that last roster spot would you take the plunge with CJ Anderson or Jordan Matthews? Or go ahead and pick up Kyle Rudolph to prepare for Greg’s Bye? Or Grab Houston Texan Defense?

    QB-Aaron Rodger
    RB-Leveon Bell
    RB-Matt Forte
    WR-Demaryus Thomas
    WR-Julio Jones
    WR-Sammy Watkins
    Flex-Kennan Allen
    TE-Greg Olson
    K-Gostowski
    DEF-Broncos
    Bench-Josh Gordon
    Bench-Fred Jackson
    Bench-Denard Robinson
    Bench-Martavis Bryant
    Bench-
    Bench-Ronnie Hillman

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bob: Rudolph, yo are pretty set at the other spots

  18. JB says:
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    I can trade Brandon Marshall for AJ green. Who do you like better ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JB: Green

  19. friar says:
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    I’ve been holding Adams for a while now in my 12-team 0.5 ppr league. He’s really been too boom-or-bust for me to play, but I’ve kept him with the knowledge that if Jordy or Cobb gets hurt, Adams would vault into my starting lineup.

    …and then someone dropped Reggie Wayne. Should I drop Adams for Wayne? Realistically, I probably won’t play either guy, so the upside of Adams might make him a better stash than Wayne. On the other hand, though, Wayne seems like a huge upgrade on a rookie buried behind two studs on the depth chart. Thoughts?

    Current WR (start 2, use a 3rd as flex): Julio, Beckham, Edelman, Sanu, Adams

    • friar says:
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      @friar: Just saw that, above, you recommended Adams over Wayne for the week. Is that a one-week thing (based on matchup and/or Rodgers’ whim) or do you expect Adams to outperform Wayne on a weekly basis?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @friar: thats a one week thing. Wayne ROS

        • friar says:
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          @J-FOH: Is Wayne good enough that he’s worth rostering in place of Adams’ (probably injury-dependent) breakout potential? How likely do you think it is that Wayne will leap-frog Sanu and Edelman in my lineup?

  20. Bob says:
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    Pick two to start week 11, non-ppr

    Lamar Miller, Crabtree, Jordan Matthews, Kyle Rudolph

    Thanks!

  21. SMO says:
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    Jeffery vs Vikings or Bryant vs Titans…why?

    I know you’re supposed to play your studs, but I’m starting to doubt Jeffery’s studliness, with Cutler’s cratering and having to eat behind Marshall.

    Bryant has been on fire the last three games

  22. Peter says:
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    2 Questions.

    1). Which RB–Hyde or Stewart? &

    2). Which 3 of the followign 4 WRs: Cooks, Sanu, Allen or Floyd (SD)?

    Thanks.

    Peter

  23. Kevin says:
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    How does everyone feel about starting cj anderson this week? Every site seems to think he is too risky with Ball coming back. I personally beleive that Anderson is the better talent of the two, however, the broncos are invested in Ball.

  24. Dom B says:
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    What team is better
    Team 1
    QB Aaron Rodgers
    RB 1 Andre Ellington
    RB 2 Lesean McCoy
    WR 1 TY Hilton
    WR 2 Kelvin Benjamin
    TE Larry Donnell
    Flex either Alshon Jeffrey or Rashad Jennings

    Team 2

    QB Russell Wilson
    RB 1 Eddie Lacy
    RB 2 Frank Gore
    WR 1 Antonio Brown
    WR 2 Calvin Johnson
    TE Dwayne Allen
    Flex Lamar Miller or Golden Tate

  25. Mark says:
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    I have a nice selection of receivers…idp league. M. Bryant, beckham, G. Tate, T. Y. Hilton, and andre johnson…rb I have McCoy, Ingram ane vareen. I need to pick out 2 receivers, 2 rb’s, and one flex. Who do you recommend?

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