It’s good to be back after my little mini vacation. I went to serve one of my 72 hour blocks at county as part of my plea agreement. Jay was really understanding of my situation, as long as I brought back some pruno. Enjoy! *shudders* It was a well deserved rest and an opportunity to unplug and shake off the fantasy baseball dust. Now I am 100% yours to have at your disposal for all your fantasy needs. Jeez, I sound like a backpage escort.  Except Tight Ends, I can’t figure out the rhyme or reasons going into planning for the week. Look at Larry Donnell last week with his one target and no catches…WTF! Sky shared these nuggets about Donnell with me via Twitter: Falcons sold out to make sure he had very few looks, and added to that: Double cover your guy all game and force it elsewhere. Can’t plan for that. That’s why I hate trying to predict the tight end position. Besides Graham and Thomas, no tight end is a safe bet each and every week. What does this have to do with flex plays? It’s my way of saying I won’t be doing tight ends in the flex battles. Wide receivers and running backs only. Now on to the bye bye bye week ahead.

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

 

Bishop Sankey (80) vs. Trent Richardson (82)

Sankey vs. Richardson | FindTheBest

One was a favorite to break out last week with a second chance coming this week, while the other has been boring, yet useful for those going through the injury bug. Either way, they are close in the rankings and deserve a little extra attention. Not like the extra attention my beard needs every morning. It’s like the scene from Saturday Night Fever when Tony gets ready to go out. This week, Bishop, who should be the lead back for the Titans, gets the 21st ranked run defense in the Jaguars, while T-Rich gets the 25th ranked Texans. Sankey was the much loved preseason back that was going to take over the job from Shonn Greene, and be a solid back to finish the year with. Unfortunately, the Titans have absolutely no idea what to do with a running back, which is backed up by their handling of short yardage plays. Of their nine plays, where a yard or less was needed, they gave the ball to Greene only twice. He’s a short yardage power back at his core, and his team has no clue what to do. So what make’s you think Sankey’s usage will be any better? Last week against the 4th worst rush defense in the league, the Titans, who lost a 15 point leading the 4th quarter, ran the ball THREE times in the 4th quarter. As you can see where this is going, I need to do my due diligence and talk about T-Rich. Twice this year he has over 20 touches in a game, has caught an average of 3 passes a game, and has touched the endzone once so far. The Texans might have the big name in J.J. Watt, but don’t let that keep you from playing T-Rich. He’s obviously in a time share with Ahmad Bradshaw, but as we have seen with the Colts this year, they know how to use what they got. Last week, against the good run defense of the Ravens, we can see what to expect against a comparable defense, but this is not the case with the Texans. Expect 15 carries and 3-4 catches with a chance for a TD. It’s the safer play for me while in bye week hell. Winner: Trent Richardson.

 

Andrew Hawkins (73) vs. Odell Beckham Jr. (75)

On one hand we have the favorite target of Brian Hoyer, at least until Josh Gordon returns from his cannacation (NSFW), against the Giants 1st round selection who made a huge splash in his first game last week. I’m sure many of you are hitting the wire to grab Odell this week, but I want you to keep in mind that I wouldn’t expect Larry Donnell to be shut out every week. (See rant above.) I also don’t think Rueben Randle is going to get 10 targets a game like he did last week (positive point). But what I do like is the kid’s upside for later in the year. This week against the very weak defense of the Eagles, it’s going to be really tempting to play him and feel all secure. But I ain’t having any of that. The Eagles are owned by Victor Cruz and I’m betting on him being the big winner out of the Giants receivers. Can’t Beckham have a good week too? He can, but I’m not ready to go all in on him with all the other options for Eli. On the other side of this, we have Mr. Hawkins who’s lowest targets on a week sits at 9. I love me some opportunity! I write these for 0.5 PPR format, and I would have to be nuts to say Beckham over Hawkins. Now, why Beckham is so high on FantasyPros is the opportunity against a bad defense. Hawkins gets the 9th best pass defense in the Steelers, and that might scare some peeps away. Not me. Why, you ask? Because in Week 1, he scorched them for 8 catches and 87 yards. That’ some PPR gold baby. I’m not expecting a repeat, but I am expecting him to find the endzone at some point. Can we get a TD over here? This winner is the conservative play in my book and taking what you can in the risk/reward game we play once a week. Winner: Andrew Hawkins.

 

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  1. FilthyRich says:
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    I have Alfred Blue and MJD on my bench. Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene and jonathan Stewart just became available on waivers. Would you take any of those three to replace MJD and/or Blue?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @FilthyRich: I’d hold Blue and drop MJD for Johnson.

  2. Zandy says:
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    std league
    dropping khiry, west or pierre for cunningham(own stacy), DMC, Shonn (stacy fill in), CJ anderson, joseph randle, Winn, storm

    other rbs stacy, doug, rainey, ingram, AP, rainey, mckinnon
    thanks bud

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: I’d hold. I like the three options to drop better than what’s available. I’m not a fan of holding AP with the uncertainty of if/when he comes back. If you do decide to drop AP, I’d grab Cunningham first then Anderson second for the upside. I’m not a huge fan of Hillman as an every down back in Denver and can see Anderson getting the bulk of 1st and 2nd down running plays.

  3. Craig says:
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    Two questions for two leagues:

    1) Trade offer: I get McCoy and Larry Donnel. Give up A. Foster. Pull the trigger?

    2) Gotta start 3: SJax, Hillman, Bush, Ivory, D. Martin

    • Craig says:
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      @Craig: 1) is a standard league

      2) is a 1/2 point PPR

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Craig: 1) yes 2) Ivory, Martin, and Jackson if Bush doesn’t play, if Bush does play then I take him over Jackson

  4. Adam says:
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    Who to drop – need replacement for Brees. Feeling like its Watkins or Patterson – but having trouble deciding who/if any? Their upsides are too damn tasty. This league also has 3 IDPs spots – would you roll without one roster’d for 1 week and hold all the RBs/WRs?

    RB: Lacey, Spiller, A.Willams, R. Mathews, M. Ingram
    WR: Jeffery, Hopkins, Edleman, Crabtree, Watkins, Patterson

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: I hate to say this but I think skipping an IDP player for the week is your best bet. I wouldn’t want to drop any of those guys.

  5. Brian says:
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    Should I tade Ridley and Welker OR Ridley and Michale Floyd
    FOR
    Jouique Bell and Reggie Wayne ?? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: I wouldn’t do either, I like Floyd and Ridley beeter than what you’re getting in return

  6. Ron says:
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    Is there any reason to hold on to T. West at this point?

    I’m a Stacy owner and Benny is sitting on the wire. I could drop either West or Hyde to pick him up. J. Randle is also sitting out there. Is it worth dropping West/Hyde for either?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: Yes, Tate is another injury waiting to happen. I would hold west and hyde.

  7. Ron says:
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    I have Foster and K. Davis. Another team has Charles and Blue. Do I make the swap for handcuff RB’s?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ron: sure, I like that strategy

  8. These Ho's aint Loyal says:
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    Drop Jordan Cameron for Dwayne Allen? Kelce is my normal TE

  9. Ralph Lifshitz

    ralph lifshitz says:
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    You’re obviously right about Richardson over Sankey. It’s just funny because Sankey should have T-Rich’s usage and T-Rich should be getting Sankey touches. Ugh….

    I was really jacked up after Whisenhunt said that Sankey was going to be used early and often prior to last weeks game, then they used Greene more than they should have, and in the wrong situations to boot. Unfortunately for Sankey and his owners Whisenhunt is bat shit.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ralph lifshitz: he’s a doo doo dumbshizz. Every year there are guys that are good on paper and just in the wrong system with the wrong coach.

      I don’t like going all over board in my bye weeks unless my opponent is projected to destroy me. Sankey is the better back in a worse situation. The Colts, IMHO, have done a good job of getting everyone involved and playing it smart. Can you believe that usage in the 4th quarter for the Titans? WTF…Am I right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @ralph lifshitz: Oh and we need to fix your IDP team

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @J-FOH: Hahaha Yeah I don’t understand the usage at all, it’s crazy.

        What’s wrong with it? I’m streaming DB’s and took a ton of hits with injuries. The offense on that team is real solid. I think we have the same record….

        • J-FOH says:
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          @ralph lifshitz: holding 4 DL is not a good strategy, too many good linebackers have been in the free agent pool while you have Brown as your linebacker

  10. mguy31 says:
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    Posted this in this mornings thread but was hoping to get one more opinion before pulling the trigger.

    12 Team Standard League

    QB-Luck
    WR-Brown, Jeffrey, Garcon, Wayne, Hunter, Adams, Marlon Jones
    RB-McCoy, Asiata, CY?K, Mathews
    TE-Gronk, Reed

    Got offered Forte & McFadden for Alshon Jeffrey and Asiata. Should I make the deal? Or should I just wait the next couple of weeks for Mathews to return and view that as my RB upgrade instead of dealing some of my depth.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mguy31: I agree with Sky on this one, do the deal and Asiata should be the throw in over Wayne.

  11. Scooter G says:
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    Colts, Browns, or Panthers D .. Which is the best option going forward if streaming is not an option.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scooter G: Panthers

  12. Andre says:
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    What’s good J-Foh?

    12 team PPR league…Question about my starting lineup. I’m 5-0 but facing a team that’s got a shot to knock me off. Do you start Oliver instead of Stacy? Do you start ODB Jr. over Kelvin Benjamin? And do you start Jordan Reed over Donnell? Rest of my roster looks like this:

    Qb: Wilson
    Wr: Nelson
    Wr: Harvin
    Rb: Forte
    Rb: Stacy
    TE: Donnell
    Flex: Benjamin.
    K: Bailey
    Def: Philly

    Bench: ODB Jr., Reed, Fitz, Oliver, J.Gordon

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Andre: even though Stacy might play I like oliver over him because he probably won’t be at 100%. I like benjamin over Beckham and I start Donnell over reed

  13. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    With Brees on bye, who should I roll with this weekend?

    Cam @CIN
    Big Ben @CLE
    Tannehill vGB

    Thanks!

      • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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        Thanks, Jack-FOH. You’re the best.

  14. Facehaters says:
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    0.5 PPR League…Who do you roll with as your flex?

    Steve Smith Sr., Hillman, or Moreno

  15. Steel curtain says:
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    Howdy j-foh!

    Some trade Q’s , would you trade either my Andrew Hawkins, ahmad Bradshaw or even ben Tate for an upgrade at TE? Or just pick one up on the wire next week for my TE’s (Ertz) bye.

    Some TE’s im looking into, Heath miller this week faces Browns & next week faces houston, Vernon davis I know it’s a risk where he hasn’t been healthy didn’t know if you’d buy low., then also there’s jared cook this week vs Niners & next vs seahawks, the cook owner also has gates & Timothy wright.
    The another owner who has two TE’s has Olsen & kelce. Lastly someone has both Delanie Walker & gronk

    Only reason I’m mentioning trades the available TE’s are slim, as of now it’s jace Amaro, garret Graham, niles paul , jordan Reed, Charles clay, gresham, Andrew Quarless,,Ladarius green, to name a few.

    Rest of my team

    RB’s: Gio bernard, tate, Oliver, storm johnson, ahmad Bradshaw, and jeremy hill

    WR’s: Demaryius thomas, Crabtree, Kelvin benjamin, cordarrelle patterson, wheaton, jordan Matthews, Odell beckham jr & Andrew Hawkins.

    Te just Ertz

    Thanks man also are you starting or sitting crabs vs STL this week? If I sit him I could start either jordan Matthews or beckham jr at WR3

    • Steel curtain says:
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      @Steel curtain:

      Next Id hate to drop him but if cordarrelle patterson has one or two bad games would he then be droppable?

  16. Sange76 says:
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    Great read as always.
    12 team .5 ppr keeper

    Solid team. 3-2 with a lot of guys banged up his week.
    Qb. Cutler and Kaep
    Wr Julio, v jax, k Benjamin, a Hawkins
    TE witten, ertz
    Def NE and Philly
    K gostowski
    My RB stable is Forte, r Jennings,zac Stacey, Jeremy Hill
    Worth it to drop anyone (Knile?) for storm Johnson?
    Jennings is out, Knile now a backup on a bye, and Stacy no guarantee vs. SF….
    Or suck it up and start Stacy or j hill for this week till Jennings is healthy?
    Been asking around and you are the tie breaker. No pressure….

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Sange76: I agree with Sky and like Storm over Knile.

  17. royce! says:
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    Howdy, Jack! I’m 1-4, so basically screwed, though 8 of the 14 teams in this league will make the playoffs so it’s still early! Brady’s shizz show led me to pick up and play Flacco, which was apparently very stupid of me, so now I have both. Because of Graham’s bye I need to pick up a TE. Also, Oliver is available, so I could pick him up and play him over Doug Martin. Right now my intention is to drop Flacco for Brandon Oliver and Jeremy Hill for Heath Miller. Fred Jackson and Owen Daniels are also available. Whatcha think?

    Current roster, non-PPR league:
    QB- Flacco
    RB- Le’veon Bell
    WR- Benjamin
    WR- Harvin
    TE- Graham (bye)
    FLEX- Doug Martin
    D/ST- Seattle
    K- McManus

    BN- Montee Ball
    BN- Josh Gordon
    BN- Brady
    BN- Jeremy Hill
    BN- Colston

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: I am good and how are you *spoken in computer voice* shall we play a game? Sorry I can’t help myself when computer voice comes out

      I like Daniels more than Miller this week. TB sucks the big one vs TE’s and Miller’s last outing against Cleveland didn’t go so well.

      I like dropping Flacco for Oliver and Hill for Daniels. I would play Oliver over Martin

      We really need to get you a better receiver, now go have one of your fancy craft brews and save your energy for baseball.

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: Let’s! How about Global Thermonuclear War?

        Re: receivers- I could probably talk my wife into trading me one of Bryant, Victor Cruz, or Sanders, but I drafted her team and, until last week, mostly managed it, so I am invested in her winning. She’s freaking 5-0.

        Thanks for the input, especially the part about beer. I think it’s time for me to move on from fantasy football to just enjoying SD and SEA being so great this year. But mostly beer.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: how about Beers only from San Diego and Seattle during football season?

          • royce! says:
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            @J-FOH: DON’T FENCE ME IN!

            JK, J-FOH. I would do that but it would probably just be beers from SD, as the beer here is much better. Sorry Seattle!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @royce!: OOOOH sick burn, Seattle can’t make beer! what can they do?

              • royce! says:
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                @J-FOH: Music, coffee, and apparently football. Also, their beer is pretty solid, but SD is one of, if not the best, beer city in America. And SD has way better burritos. And hotter but less educated women…despite all that, I wish I could move back to Seattle cuz wtf is up with this weather…

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @royce!: the music was good for a minute, the coffee ain’t grown there and the football sucked for 3/4 of my life.

                  • royce! says:
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                    @J-FOH: Agree to disagree about the music, who cares where the coffee is grown, and 1/4 is better than 0/4…anyhow…oysters? They still have good oysters. AND LEGAL WEED.

  18. friar says:
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    Should I drop Torrey Smith, Rainey, or C.J. Anderson for Larry Donnell? I don’t necessarily need a TE (I have Olsen), but Donnell seems like an awfully promising player to leave sitting on waivers. All of these players would be bench guys, who won’t see my lineup barring breakouts or major injury problems. Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @friar: Anderson

      • friar says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks!

        One other wrinkle: Montee Ball is also on waivers (not sure what got into my league-mates this week), so I have a pending claim for him, dropping Anderson. If that claim goes through (I have a late pick so I’m not optimistic, but a man can dream), would you recommend dropping either Rainey or Smith for Donnell, or should I hold at that point?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @friar: Rainey

  19. Dung says:
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    Need one in the flex (PPR): B. Oliver, Andre Johnson or Edelman?

  20. BR808 says:
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    Yo Yo!! I’ve got bad WR issues!! CJ & AJ out this week…. Do you like Allen Robinson or Travis Bengamin? Thanx!

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