I hope everyone had a great week one. I didn’t. But let’s not dwell on me, because I’m here for you. This week I’m tinkering with the set-up as I seek the best way to go about this. I’m adding in ranks among the fantasy pros and our own honcho Jay’s ranks to give you some perspective. You might be asking yourself: What’s with all this three way talk? Well I needed an eye catcher, and I can’t afford to buy you all a beer, the shipping cost would kill me. What I am doing is a three way battle this week as I pit freshman hype vs. freshman handcuff vs. freshman who dat? Don’t worry, you’re not alone with all this three way talk, probably giving you a flashback of that one time you thought it might happen, only to realize the two girls wanted a ride and you were the safest person to get them home without getting all grabby in the car. Stupid insecure me…wait…I mean my friend with confidence issues named Mack. Yeah, Mack’s crazy insecure.

Terrance West – RB (AVG Rank 76, Jay’s Rank 74)

The newly anointed lead back of the Cleavland Browns gets first shot against New Orleans to fill in for injured Ben Tate. I have to be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with West this past Sunday. I think he was the recipient of playing against a terrible run D (Pittsburgh stunk it up on Thursday too) and was out played by Isaiah Crowell last week. Crowell hits that hole hard, and looks like the tougher of the two to take down. Regardless of my bias toward Crowell I think West has another solid week with his match-up against the Saints, who gave up 4.9 YPC last week against the Falcons. For PPR players, I would like to point out that zero Browns running backs caught a pass out of the backfield last week.

Allen Hurns – WR (AVG Rank 99, Jay’s Rank 99)

This is a tough one for me, because I’m not sure what we have here in the undrafted rookie. Last week, he was Week 1’s WTF guy who exploded for a 110 yards and 2 TD’s. Before I move on, I would like to point out he was the top preseason receiver and a deep league sleeper after his eye catching August. Most of the week 1 damage was in the first quarter against the Eagles sleeping pass defense though. This week, he gets a traditionally suspect Washington Football Team pass D, and another opportunity with Cecil Shorts doubtful for week 2. The optimist in me says it ain’t his fault he got open, caught the passes and scored touchdowns. The Pessimist in me says it was all a fluke and he will be forgotten by week 4. Then the real me shows up after a long day, splits it down the middle, and sends those contrary kids to bed. Basically a 4 catch 70 yard day with a TD ain’t that crazy…Is it?

Sammy Watkins – WR (AVG rank 94, Jay’s rank 83)

A massive talent with a bad quarterback on a meh team makes me nuts. I get why the Bills drafted him and this really nice one handed catch in practice reinforces why they went high on this kid.  Unfortunately for evaluations, week 1 is tough when it comes to Watkins. He was second on his team with 4 targets, yikes, while his QB only attempted 22 passes. Ugh! Couple this with how well the Bills ran the ball and I don’t see why they would change the game plan this week against the Dolphins. The only silver lining I can find for Watkins and the Bills passing game is the Dolphins run D is much better than the Bears. Taking that into consideration, I don’t see the Dolphins blowing anyone out and you might see the Bills have to chuck it to make a comeback late in this game. Yes I think the Dolphins will be up in the 4th and the Bills having to “get back in it”. That’s too many ifs and buts and that makes me nuts.

Here’s What’s Happening!! West is Raj, stable, solid and smart for getting your points. Hurns is ReRun, a comedic folly who can also put on a good show with his sick dance moves. Watkins is Dwayne saying Hey Hey Hey…don’t forget about me, I’ll be relevant later.

My pick this week is Allen Hurns. He’s my ReRun and I think he finds the endzone against the Washington Football Team. After Browns coach Mike Pettine hinted that Crowell is a “power back” leads me to believe he’s going to vulture TD’s from West. I’m not risking that with 6 points on the line. So let’s dance for Hurns!

 

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  1. de nachos says:
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    No Roger No Rerun No Rent! is the only protest I could ever get behind.

    You think Hurns helps open up more space for Gerhart? Do I hear 25 carries?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: HA! I was thinking of you when I got inspired to throw some What’s Happening!!! flavor in here….and also because they show it on the encore black channel every day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY-1ZxYiE8I

      I think 20 carries is reasonable to expect.

  2. Mike says:
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    Isiah Crowell or Latavius Murray the better RB pickup?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: Crowell

  3. Arabica Beans says:
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    Hey j-foh!

    I’m an owner of Brandon Marshall would you drop Jordan Mathews incase he’s a last minute scratch?

    For RB’s since Crowell was the vulture last week would you not start west this week vs saints?
    My other options at RB2 would be Ahmad Bradshaw , toby gerhart, Darren McFadden

    Flex (which can be RB/ TE or WR) any RB I don’t use above plus Kelvin Benjamin & Malcolm Floyd.

    Keep or drop MJD? I do have Darren McFadden , if I did drop MJD I’d be looking at lativus Murray, jerick McKinnon, bobby Rainey or any of these WR’s mike Williams, kenbrell Thompkins, john brown , Harry Douglas or kenny Britt.

    Thanks man

      • Arabica Beans says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Not full ppr, it’s .20 ppr

        • J-FOH

          J-FOH says:
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          @Arabica Beans: Bradshaw and Toby. Use Kelvin and hold on MJD with those options

          • Arabica Beans says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Thanks man, if I use Kelvin I’d be benching Crabtree

            We start three WR’s other two are demaryius Thomas & cordarrelle patterson

            • J-FOH

              J-FOH says:
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              @Arabica Beans: I’d flex crabtree

  4. Edward Scherzer Hands says:
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    Who should I put in flex, 14 team h2h?

    Bradshaw, mike Evans, west, or Hyde

    Thanks!

  5. drew says:
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    Flex Doug Martin or Fjax ppr? or a hobbled Brandon marshall…

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @drew: If marshal plays then he’s your guy. I like fred as the safe play to score a TD this weekend so he is my guy if you can’t get a straight answer on the others.

  6. JG says:
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    I sat too long on QB’s and now I’m stuck with Rivers against Seattle this week. The Rodger owner in my league is gettin trade happy and looking to deal him. He offered:

    Him- Rodgers and Torrey Smith
    for
    Me- Desean Jackson and Mike Wallace

    What do you think? Pull the trigger or take the potential loss this week and make due with Rivers ROS?

    Non PPR Standard settings 1 QB

    • JG says:
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      @JG: I’ve got Harvin and Justin Hunter as my other WR’s.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @JG: I always like getting the best player in a trade and you surely have that. I’d do it and see if you can flip Rivers to someone else for a WR3 or 4

  7. dung says:
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    Does cord patterson’s PPR flex value take a hit with AP out? Other choices are Edelman and ellington. Need one. Thx

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @dung: I like Ellington then Patterson

  8. Sange76 says:
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    12 team keeper. .5 ppr

    Drop any of these guys for Asiata?

    Jordan Matthews, Jeremy Hill, Andrew Hawkins

    Have forte, zac Stacey, Rashad Jennings and Joique bell
    Have Julio jones, Vincent Jackson and kelvin Benjamin

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Sange76: Nah, not in a keeper

  9. Kyle says:
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    PPR:

    K wright or Mike Floyd?

    Wright has an easier match, but it looks like Floyd is the 1 in ZONA

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Kyle: Floyd

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Kyle: the opp thinks so, floyd’s getting rodgers-cromart’d

  10. Allan says:
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    Got two different leagues: in one I need a rb and flex out of asiata, ryan matthews, michael floyd, and benjamin. In the other need to pick 2 out of ivory, pierre thomas, and ellington. Thanks.

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Allan: Floyd and asiata

      ivory and ellington

  11. Steve says:
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    Would u drop Ingram for Hyde?
    10 team standard

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Steve: nope

  12. Brian says:
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    Is a trade between Kelce for Terrance west vetoable seems shaky to me I have to make the call ?

    • J-FOH

      J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: nope, I like Kelce a lot this year. If the need is there then i don’t see the problem.

  13. ilikeyourstyle says:
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    would you start J. Cameron, or pick up delanie walker, antonio gates, or another waiver wire TE?

  14. Rags says:
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    Standard scoring. I’m having a crisis of confidence with my decisions:

    Starting Ball/Gerhart in RB with Moreno in flex.
    Starting VJax, Floyd and Harvin at WR.

    Leaving R. Bush and J. Hunter, D. Hopkins on the bench. Everyone loves Hunter’s matchup vs DAL this week, but I have to sit him for Gerhart (against WAS) and Moreno (vs BUF), right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Rags: In standard format you’re making the right call. If this was PPR then it might be different. Be cool, it’s going to be OK.

  15. MAC says:
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    which side? antonio brown/lynch OR demaryius thomas/ryan mathews

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MAC: brown/lynch

  16. Lemmingness says:
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    Standard scoring league,
    Who do I start in Flex between K.Wright, Olsen, and Bradshaw? Jay has Wright and Olsen back-to-back in his rankings, so wondering what you think.

  17. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    re: hurns blurb, wouldn’t both the optimist and the pessimist (from those comments) both be down on hurns for this week, if it wasn’t his fault he was open in first quarter? 70 and a TD is very good.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @J-FOH: that’s true.

  18. Billy bob bob billy says:
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    Got offered Keenan Allen for montee ball… What do you think about that?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Billy bob bob billy: I’d hold ball, lot’s of WR depth this year

  19. zach says:
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    I need a flex in my non-ppr league. Crowley, Nicks, Sammy Watkins, Malcom Floyd?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @zach: crowley

  20. Kevin says:
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    PPR
    Flex spot:
    Sproles, Darren McFadden, Dobson
    thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kevin: sproles

  21. Btdrnks says:
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    Cruz, K. Allen or Jeremy Hill in the flex today? Got Colston and Megatron at WR and Lacy and Foster at RB. Leaning Hill. Thoughts?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Btdrnks: cruz

  22. Kid A says:
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    Griff broken, Green broken, Hamster broken, Alshon broken, AP monster.

    yay football. what a great sport.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Kid A: methadone is not heroin

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