I must admit on some occasions I went out like a punk
and a chump or a sucka or something to that effect

The Pharcyde, Runnin’ circa 1995

I got punked (World Star is NSFW) by Drew Stanton last week as he pushed aside my doubts and gave Michael Floyd and John Brown the gift of points while Aaron Rodgers is making Davante Adams owners double heckle him for his malfeasance. Marques Colston still sucks going 4 for 56 on 8 targets, and backing up my drop him for someone with upside or handcuff capabilities. OK, enough about last week. It hurts too much. I lost to Sky in our writers league by a count of 137 to 141.34. With that score, I would of beat any other team but his. On a good note, I wouldn’t want to lose to any one else, and yes, that’s me crushing on that hairy beast from the PNW.

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

 

Bishop Sankey (75) vs. Jonas Gray (76) vs. Fred Jackson (72) vs. Stephen Jackson (66)

“In with the new and out with the old” should of been the title this week. You need a DeLorean to see Jackson and Jackson get relevant again. I will say right now from this day forward, I will never own either Jackson for the rest of my life. Actually, I haven’t owned either in two years. They were old then and aren’t getting any younger. I know that was harsh, but in reality, Fred is done and Steven has a few more gallons in the tank to eek out this year. But I think the experts this week are missing the boat on Fred. He’s stuck in a three-headed clusterf*ck, and with only one relevant game (week 5 vs. Detroit) on the year doesn’t deserve any of this love. He has become a pass-catching back after years as a run first guy. He’s actually on pace for a career high in receptions but that isn’t enough to save him. He gets the Jets this week and they give up the 7th fewest points to RB’s on the year. The last time the Bills faced them they were without Jackson and managed only 59 yards on 29 carries. Now, on the other end of the Jackson spectrum is the Buick of 2014. Chipping in far more than his namesake in Buffalo, this Jackson has some value left in that tank. There is no ceiling left, just an unimpressive floor. Against Cleveland this week, he gets the 17th worst rush defense who made Alfred Blue look like an elite back. He has a chance at 70-80 yards and a score, throw in a few receptions and we got week 10 and his 16.50 points. Not bad, actually kinda good, but not what I want to hang my hat on. But you said it was a good size? OKAY…OKAY, it’s not that bad. Kinda cute actually. Wait! Am I still talking about his fantasy value or talking to my own inner critic? Dah! Let’s move on, he’s a solid yet unspectacular play this week.

Unless you’ve been living under a log, or a rock or in a van down by the river you should know about Gray going off for 201 yards and 4 TD’s last week. Oh, if you didn’t notice his 199 got stat-corrected to 201. I hope that doesn’t hurt any of you with a 200 rushing yards bonus some leagues give out. This week, he gets the Lions and that stout rush defense of theirs. Giving up the 10th fewest points to running backs on the year may lead some to stay away. I don’t blame them, because I’m cautiously with them on that. Most likely Shane Vereen will be primary, catching lots of balls out of the backfield and Gray hopefully getting a lot of killing the clock carries. It’s not going to be a sexy game, that’s for sure Bst with Detroit on the road and New England swinging a mighty stick lately, I can be tentative to play the kid. I think the best we can hope for is 60-70 with a TD.

On the other side is Bishop Sankey, who has been about as effective as a cup of Sanka. Do any of you remember that one? It’s not good. Sankey’s been averaging 3.5 YPC over the last 5 weeks and gets the Eagles who are currently giving up the 13th most fantasy points to RB’s. Now, you will have to go back to Week 4 to see the last time they have given up more than 70 yards. From where I’m sitting, I see about 60 yards on 17 carries and maybe a few catches. The Eagles should pounce on them early and that leaves us with lots of throws as the Titans will almost certainly have to chuck it to stay in it. One of these days I would like to see him get into the open field and see what he has, but until he best’s his season high 22 yard run I can only wait and hope. Damn it’s lonely over here!

I’m taking Steven Jackson ahead of all these other guys but have Gray in second, Sankey third and Fred Jackson last. Sorry Fred, nothing personal, I’m just not seeing it. Please prove me wrong, you’ve been a good guy. Gray is the one that can churn out a surprise week and drop a high teens/low 20 spot for you but I wouldn’t hold my breath. Sankey is not in a good spot and that isn’t his fault. Pepper me with all your flex and whatever football or non football related questions you have.

 

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  1. Scott says:
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    Thanks J-Foh, that’s hours down the Chris Farley on YouTube rabbit hole!

    Flex question: Eddie Lacy, Jeremy Hill, or CJ Anderson?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott: you’re welcome. Lacy

  2. Birdmann says:
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    Okay you like S. Jackson would you take him over Simms or LaFell in the flex?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: yes over both

  3. Birdmann says:
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    Rodgers did get Adams a TD, don’t be to hard on yourself, he had good value in DK.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Birdmann: on one catch

  4. Dom B says:
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    Flex Roddy white or f jax also is Ben Tate a must add on Vikings?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: white, no

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @Dom B: I better not say anything rude or Krayon Kershaw might show up white knighting in his under roos. LOL
      How many times do you need this answered bro? TATE (Beast)

  5. LURKER says:
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    Yooo in my Flex who would you rather:

    Kenny Stills
    John Brown
    Crabtree
    Randle

    Thanks in advance!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @LURKER: Stills

  6. Barker says:
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    Tate over terr west

    Have lacy murray sims ivory as other rbs

    Also is it time to hancuff lacy and/or murray with starks / randle

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Barker: West but it’s close. Yes time to handcuff

  7. Velocity_X says:
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    Start two in a PPR: Gio, McKinnon (now with the news of the Vikings signing Tate), Gray, Sims, and Michael Floyd.

    At TE in a PPR: Safety blanket Owen Daniels in a bad matchup, or suspect Seferian-Jenkins (TB) in a nice matchup (@CHI)?

    Last one.. in my .5 PPR, I can pickup Crowell to start a flex spot over Ryan Mathews, or just slot Jarvis Landry in and hope for some safe points.

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Velocity_X: Gio if he plays, then Floyd and Gray

      Jenkins

      Landry is a little banged up, I just read that, I like Crowell

  8. Clint says:
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    I’ve got a serious Battle Flex question for you. In a 1.5pt/ppr league, I have to start 2 WR’s and have a flex spot. Which 3 would you start for Week 12:

    Megatron (@NE)
    Julio (vsClev)
    Hilton (vsJack)
    Cobb (@Minn)

    Cleveland is statistically the 2nd worst pass D of these opponents despite Hayden & Jones is at home with the Brownies also losing some pass rushers for this game to boot so I thought Julio may be due. Hilton’s a lock versus the sad Shaguars, I’d assume. Cobb’s been on fire and has the best matchup. Megatron’s coming off being pwned by Peterson and is now going to get the Browner/McCourty treatment Hilton just got that sunk his week 11 numbers so I’m having a hard time believing in him here. So who rides my pine?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clint: I thought I would never say this but Megatron gets the bench

    • It's me says:
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      @Clint: and maybe try a more competitive league

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @It’s me: could be a 10 or 8 teamer, with keepers possibly (to explain how he has 4 guys that went in first 4 rounds this year)

      • Clint says:
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        @It’s me:

        It’s 11 teams (was 12 but the last guy dropped out just before the draft) and a QB/QB Flex league so QB’s are valuable. I drafted Megatron and Cobb and dealt for Hilton/Jones using QB depth with Romo/Cam I drafted.

  9. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Standard scoring, flex Hill @Hou, Crowell @Atl or Roddy vCle?

  10. PJ says:
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    1 point PPR, need to start 1 in flex: J. McKinnon, Mike Floyd, M. Rivera?

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @PJ:Floyd

  11. Dom B says:
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    Better QB backup ROS Colin Kapernick or Big Ben

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: Ben

  12. bgroky says:
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    Lots of injuries on my squad meaning i have to do a little tinkering. any advice would be greatly appreciated:

    TE: Larry Donnell or Coby Fleener

    WRs: i’m probably starting TY hilton and desean jackson, and flex options are anquan boldin or mohamed sanu

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @bgroky: donnell and sanu

  13. Mike says:
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    Looking to get a wr2. Have lacy, ellington,ingram and miller.

    Trade offers:
    Watkins for miller
    Roddy for miller
    Benjiman for ingram

    Would you do any of these. Top seed locked in, dez is other WR with sanu and markevius. ½ pt ppr

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: Of course you go after the highest return, but what is the other owner willing to take. I’d start with Watkins and work my way down to Roddy

      • mike says:
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        @J-FOH: Those were the offers i was already given, so you say take the Watkins deal?

  14. Billy says:
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    Howdy j-foh!

    Look to do this trade/ do you like it for my team ir would it weaken my wr corps & just do no deal & hold.

    I’d be trading my demaryius thomas
    & I’d receive RB demarco Murray

    – my other WR’s are; Kelvin benjamin, odell beckham, martivis bryant, kenny stills, Davonte adams

    – my RB’s are Gio bernard, jeremy hill, rashad jennings, ben tate, Crowell, tre Mason , jonas gray & dan Herron

    If I did do this if have to drop a rb, thinking of tate or Herron but leaning to drop tate

    It’s 10 team .20 ppr league

    Next secondary Q, regardless if I do trade #1 or not would you look to trade/ sell high on jonas gray? Or keep gray for depth?

    I’d be looking for a WR, would you look to trade jonas if I can get any of these wr’s; steve smith, torrey smith, doug Baldwin, malcom floyd, deandre Hopkins, mike Evans, or roddy white.

    – the owner of torrey smith also has roddy white

    – owner of doug Baldwin also has malcom floyd

    ** I already received a proposal via text during the Sunday night football game gray for Olsen but I feel I should get more than Olsen especially I have fleener & Ertz.

    Thanks man

  15. mcBlunty says:
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    full point ppr need 1 for a flex kenny britt, kendall wright, mike floyd, or charles sims

  16. bringtheheat$20 says:
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    1
    WR.D.jackson
    WR.G.tate
    Flex.T.mason
    2
    WR.D.jackson
    WR.G.tate
    Flex. M.sanu
    ^what option is the better play?
    I have (WR)R.randle on my bench, would you throw him in anywhere?

  17. Help says:
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    keeper league. M. bryant ($5) /d. thomas ($50)/ A foster ($60) for lesean mccoy/ antonio brown ($30)/ greg olson

    what side of that would you want to be on

  18. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Which TE do you want in a dynasty: ASJ, Wright, Rudolph or L. Green?

  19. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    f-jax also still looked hurt last time he played, which only helps your case here.

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: and yes, i’m aware that people can and sometimes do heal, yet 1. BUF was silly enough to think he was healthy 2 weeks ago, and he wasn’t, and 2. he himself pretended to be healthy, when he wasn’t. Both of those could certainly still be going on.

  20. Todd says:
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    Week 12 d/st to stream, philly D (vs Titans), Colts D (vs jags), Rams D (& sd), Bears D (vs Bucs)

    I was torn between Eagles & Colts but what do you think?

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