I’m going in a different direction this week, and staying out of the running back game. I’m going to battle four wide receivers at once, and give you a little mini-ranking at the end. We got a preseason darling that has been testing the patience of his owners, a rookie who has opportunity and upside, a third-year break out playing as a WR3 regularly, and lastly, a fourth year player who has been a little lost in a sea of rookies. What’s the Logic here? It’s just me playing shenanigans. I’m kidding, have a sense of humor. But really let’s get serious.

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

 

Cordarrelle Patterson (76) vs. Donte Moncrief (75) vs. Cecil Shorts III (71) vs. Andre Holmes (70)

How does one start a foursome? Two-fifths of Tequila and a baggie filled with your favorite party starter. Thanks evil me of the past. I’m glad you came to visit, and where the hell is my Chronic 2001 album? Still FOH! Joke’s aside, let’s break this down. This week, Cordarrelle Patterson gets the team from the District, Andre Holmes travels to the Emerald City to face the Seahawks, Donte Moncrief gets the GI Ants on the road, and Cecil Shorts faces the Bengals in Cincy.

Neither of our Tuesday writers talked about Moncrief and I don’t blame them. His role is wholly dependent on the availability of Reggie Wayne. Think Odell Beckham Jr. the week Victor Cruz went down. You needed an injury to Cruz to get truly excited, and then BAM!, it happens. Reggie Wayne is banged up, and some out there in the football world have called Donte a freak. He definitely falls into that high-risk high-reward class this week, and might be the future Colts 1-2 punch with T.Y. Hilton.

Mr. Holmes is in Seattle and that’s going to turn a lot of owners away, and can we blame them? The Seahawks have given up the fifth fewest points to WR’s this year, and with a rookie QB at the helm, it’s a recipe for disaster. We can be quick to assume that Holmes will be shut down, but like all of us know, garbage time stats are still just stats. He’s been productive over the last three weeks with 12 receptions and three TDs on 20 targets, and I can’t completely disregard that.

Now in a similar vein, Cecil the 3rd is in a similar match-up quagmire when he gets the Bengals, who have given up the 4th fewest points to receivers this year. The emergence of Allen Robinson definitely puts him as a number 2 on his own team, and only catching 6 balls on 17 targets over his last two games leaves a lot to be desired. He falls into a low floor low ceiling scenario for me this week.

Lastly is one of my personal 2014 disappointments, Cordarrelle Patterson. I hate myself for drafting him. Last week was his second best week on the year when he caught 6-of-12 for 86 and scored a whopping 12.60 in 0.5 PPR leagues. That’s his second best week? Yikes with a side of BLAH! In his defense, the Vikings passing game is hot garbage that we should stay away from. On the flip side, Washington has given up the 12th most points to WR’s this year, so anything is possible. His ceiling is up there with Moncrief this week, a boom or bust play that can leave you with either a funny walk or a celebratory cigar.

Situationally, each player here has a chance to deliver at 7-8 points for you team, but is that enough to win your week? What’s in play is what your match-up looks like. Are you in a position to blow out your foe? Is it going to take a miracle to win your week? Is Sky developing a line of DraftKings brews named after the types of contests? A more reserved brew called Cash? A taking the chance and stepping outside the safe zone called GPP? Sorry that beer digression was a fantasy of fantasy cross-promotion idea I have… patent pending! We can go at this one of two ways, but I won’t, we’re going my way because it’s my post. I like Donte Moncrief as my number one WR as long as Reggie Wayne is not active, but even if he is, I would still take the gamble on him. Cordarrelle Patterson slides in at number 2 with the boom or bust tag he carries. I like a good bust but that has nothing to do with FFB. Here is one of my favorites. Andre Holmes slides in at 3 with the chance for garbage time and his rapport with rookie David Carr gets me a little tingly. The Raiders playing from behind should be a given like the sun setting in the west everyday. Cecil Shorts III drops to last in the pack. The only player worth starting in Jacksonville this week is my personal favorite last week, Denard Robinson, who goes against that ho hum Cincy rush D.

 

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  1. CRice says:
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    Odell has been nice since Cruz went down but I have a few good options here.

    Choose two to start:

    D Robinson @Cinci
    B Cooks @ Carolina
    Beckham Jr. vs. Indy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @CRice: Cooks

      • CRice says:
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        @J-FOH: Can start 2…. cooks and???

        • J-FOH says:
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          @CRice: oops, my bad, Beckham

  2. STL says:
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    Need a FLEX play this week because of the Byes.

    Is Doug Martin droppable at this point?

    My pickup for the FLEX position would be Allen Robinson or Michael Floyd.

    What would your move be?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @STL: you can dump Martin, wow, Floyd is available. I would grab him

    • Birdmann says:
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      @STL: As a Martin owner I like the add of Sims if he is still available.

  3. Dom B says:
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    Better Team 1 or 2

    Team 1

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    WR – Odell Beckham – Giants
    WR – Mike Evans – Buccaneers
    WR – Malcom Floyd – Chargers
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    Team 2

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – Eddie Lacy – Packers
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – A.J. Green – Bengals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    TE – Larry Donnell – Giants
    PK – Steven Hauschka – Seahawks
    DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Ravens

    Bench:
    RB – Fred Jackson – Bills
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    WR – Mike Evans – Buccaneers
    WR – Malcom Floyd – Chargers
    WR – Percy Harvin – Jets
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: 2

  4. Dom B says:
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    Also good trade I send Aj Green and Eddie Lacy for Shady McCoy and Odell jr

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: I wouldn’t

  5. Zandy says:
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    who are your 5 favorite to start/hold – need to start 3
    WR: AndreJohnson, Wallace, Mike Floyd, Wright, AndreHolmes
    FAs: Martavus, John Brown, Moncrief, Britt

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: I like Martavus better than Holmes ROS.

      Wallace, Johnson, Wright, Floyd, Martavus

      • Zandy says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks man! will make that move
        been riding your guys’ advice all year as im fighting for my life at 4-4
        while i wait for sky, may as well as you
        so I own JCameron and could trade for Donnell whose Owner has Larry D and Dwyane Allen and is starting Allen

        who would you send? I tried Cameron and Dixon and he countered with McK.. which is a no go. Gray?
        RB: Ingram, McKinnon, Sims, Mason, Stacy, Gray, Dixon, Devonta
        WR: AndreJohnson, Wallace, Mike Floyd, Wright, Martavus

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zandy: I’d leave it alone

          • Zandy says:
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            @J-FOH: Drop devonta or dixon for a waiver TE while Cameron is out? i assume dixon

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Zandy: dixon

  6. Dom B says:
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    ROS McCoy or Lacy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: McCoy

  7. Allan says:
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    Lacy, Matthews, and Jennings are my starting rbs so I’m forced to start Taliaferro and Rainey this week. It’s standard and Cadet, Charles Simms, West, Juwan Thompson, and Hyde are available. Stick with Taliaferro and Rainey or pick up one of the others?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Allan: Id stick with that in standard

      • Allan says:
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        @J-FOH: Would you drop sankey for charles simms?

  8. Zandy says:
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    thanks j-foh got one more Q for you
    family league so need to try hard not to rip off my uncle (no joke its a challenge not to!)
    what’s a pretty fair deal to send the owner of Peyton, Russell and Eli in a 1 QB league – trying to get russell
    Wright and Gray for Russell? Romo and Wright for Russell? (He still has Quick rostered so presumably can use a WR) want something fairish so the league doesnt hate me
    QB: Romo
    RB: Ingram, McKinnon, Sims, Mason, Stacy, Gray, Dixon, Talia
    WR: AndreJohnson, Wallace, Mike Floyd, Wright, Martavus

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zandy: wright and grey seems fair with his depth

      • Zandy says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks man! and what would you offer for his eli? just Wright?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Zandy: thats where i would start

  9. Scott says:
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    Michael Floyd or the 4th Baldwin this weekend?

  10. The Thumb says:
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    Need to stream a QB with Cutler on bye…

    Eli vs. Colts
    Palmer at Dal
    Flacco at PIT
    Tannehill vs SD

    Also flex question for standard league
    Robinson at CIN
    Edelman vs DEN
    Sanu at JAX
    M. Bryant vs. BAL

    Thanks JFOH!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @The Thumb: I like Eli this week
      Sanu

      • The Thumb says:
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        @J-FOH: Forgot to say Baldwin as an option too. Him over Sanu?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @The Thumb: sanu

  11. Jack says:
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    Boldin or Gates flex PPR?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jack: gates

  12. CL says:
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    Have a struggle… 12 team 1pt PPR…

    Who to roster this week: Moncreif or Brit?

    D. WIlliams or Blount (return yards count, I hear Blount is returning now?)?

    Of the 2 that make my roster from above, who’d you play in flex? Own Moncreif & Williams and start Williams?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @CL: moncrief
      williams

      start moncrief

  13. Jammer McSlam says:
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    Rate these RBs ROS please.
    Vereen
    Hillman
    Oliver

    Do any have potential keeper value for a 3rd round pick?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jammer McSlam: hillman, vereen, oliver

      not worth it

  14. Stanman says:
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    Is Alfred Morris, Ryan Mathews, and mike Wallace for AJ Green too much? Would you want more if you were the green owner?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Stanman: as long as you are set at RB then it seems fair. Depends on what my roster looks like, but he might want a better RB in the deal

      • Stanman says:
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        @J-FOH: well my runningbacks are Bradshaw, hillman, fjax, and d. Robinson (besides Mathews and Morris) my wr’s are Brown, Keenan, Alshon, James jones and decker. I don’t know if I really need the trade, but I don’t think my bench needs that much depth…

  15. taconinja says:
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    I have McCoy, Hillman, Oliver, and Denard. Which two would you start?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @taconinja: depends, is this standard or ppr and if ppr, what kind?

  16. Eds says:
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    12 teams, 0.5 PPR, 4 points per pass TD

    Peyton Manning, AJ Green for Kaepernick, Julio Jones, Andre Williams

    Team getting Andre WIlliams has Rashad Jennings.

    Vetoable? I don’t think it’s that bad considering AJ’s health but some owners are pushing to veto the deal.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Eds: not a veto trade.

  17. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Wish it were baseball season…none of the concentrated pressure of one game per week…
    Football Hobby:I have Edelman and I have a couple of ideas…
    1. He is going to break out in a high scoring game vs. Denver
    2. Drop him for Welker who will want to post big numbers against former team.
    3. Screw the pats and 4th wide receiver and pick up Bryant…

    Any thoughts?
    Baseball redraft question: Pick at 4 : Tulowitzki at SS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: no on Tulo, Top four should be Trout, McCutch, Miggy, Giancarlo

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: I like Bryant, Edelman is going to be a pain the rest of the way

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks, I agree, just blinded by the silly inconsistent chance that he might finally pay off. (And he will this weekend after I drop him)

  18. Bobby says:
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    Hey man would you do this trade;

    I send Big Ben & odell beckham jr

    I receive RG3 & bishop sankey

    My my QB is brady & also have romo & just added Big Ben because Im worried about romo- mainly got Big Ben for next week Brady’s bye; well rg3 has a bye next week
    I love big bens matchup @ jets for next week.

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

    My WR’s ; demaryius thomas, Kelvin benjamin, cordarrelle patterson, beckham jr, moncrief & Martivius bryant.

    This owners QB is rivers & has rg3 too

    His RBs; mccoy, mckinon, fred Jackson, bryce brown, Charles sims, Sankey ,

    His wrs; golden tate, AJ green, riley Cooper, larry Fitzgerald , Kendal wright,

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bobby: seems pretty lateral. I would hold

  19. toby says:
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    Drop Martin pick up Sims?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @toby: looks good

  20. Dom B says:
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    Given my roster can you name each position QB 1 or 2 RB 1 or 2 so on and so forth. Thx

    Starters:

    QB – Aaron Rodgers – Packers
    RB – LeSean McCoy – Eagles
    RB – Andre Ellington – Cardinals
    WR – Kelvin Benjamin – Panthers
    WR – T.Y. Hilton – Colts
    WR – Michael Crabtree – 49ers
    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
    TE – Delanie Walker – Titans

  21. Mike says:
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    Would u drop Crowell to pick up Jeremy hill or bobby Rainey??
    Standard league
    Thanks!!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: hill

  22. Exactly says:
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    Thinking of offering B. Tate and V-Jax for Benjamin – would you do it?

    Tate has fallen on hard times since Alex Mack’s injury. V-Jax has a pile of crap throwing to him and hasn’t done much to help his case. Benjamin looks like a stud and has the better QB around him, and a nice ROS schedule.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Exactly: I’d do it if they’ll take it

  23. Dom B says:
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    Hey if you didn’t understand my question I meant do like Aaron Rodgers QB 1

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dom B: always

  24. Mike says:
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    Hey — in a 0.5 pt PPR, trade offer:

    Trade offer of Lynch + Rivers for ellington and joique bell. I’m not too big on Bell (currently use him as flex) and need an upgrade at QB (Romo….). Rivers has a cappy near-term schedule (Mia and then bye) but overall solid longer-term option. My biggest question is the Lynch for Ellington side given a lot of uncertainty on the Lynch side (though I love his upcoming OAK, NYG matchups). Thoughts? Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Mike: I’d take lynch side

  25. Tom says:
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    Non ppr Kelce or donell this week. Also ROS

  26. Bob says:
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    10 Team Standard Scoring League- Starting Position required listed with Normal Starters

    QB-Aaron Rodgers
    RB-Leveon Bell
    RB-Matt Forte
    WR-Julio Jones
    WR-Damaryus Thomas
    WR-Kennan Allen
    TE-Greg Olsen
    Flex-Ronnie Hillman
    K-
    Def-Houston
    Bench-Bishop Sankey
    Bench-Fred Jackson
    Bench-Denard Robinson
    Bench-Josh Gordon
    Bench-Brandon Lafell
    Bench-Carson Palmer

    On Waivers
    QB-RG3, Alex Smith. Do you like either better than Palmer for this weeks Bye?
    WR-Moncrief, martavius Bryant, Andew Hawkins, Allan Robinson- Pick up Any over my Bench?
    RB-Rainey, Simms, Hyde, Taliaferro- Pick up Any over my Bench Guys?
    DEF-Broncos, Cowboys, Browns. Would you drop Texans for any of?

  27. Joel Goerdt says:
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    Trade Kelvin Benjamin/McCoy for AJ. Green/Ronnie Hillman? Do it or no

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