There’s a common occurrence in golf which all avid golfers are familiar with. Here’s how it goes down: a golfer plays a horrific round of golf that they’d like to burn out of their memory like that time you caught your parents in a threesome with your neighbor Randy. Then, on the 18th hole, the golfer hits one of the purest, most beautiful shots of their life. The golf gods always keep you coming back for more. Monday night’s Steelers vs. Bengals game was the complete opposite of this golf phenomenon for many fantasy football owners who played a great season only to fall flat on their face on the next to last hole as Ben Roethlisberger forgot how to play football going 20/38 for 170 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Big Barf tried to drag the rest of the Steelers’ fantasy weapons down with him, but Diontae Johnson (8 catches for 59 yards and his 6th touchdown) and Benny Snell (18 carries for 84 yards, 3 catches for 23 yards and his 4th touchdown) were impervious as they mopped up the barf. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday for fantasy football:

Chase Claypool – 3 catches for 54 yards. If Claypool had a QB who wasn’t 40 years old coming off elbow surgery this could’ve been a special season for the electric rookie. Sorry if you had to start either of Claypool or Juju Smith-Schuster (3 catches for 15 yards) in your semifinal matchup. Better luck next year.

Eric Ebron – 0 catches on 1 target. Ebron left early with a back injury, but let’s be honest, the chances Ben was going to be able to get him the ball were slim. 

James Conner – Jimmy Conner missed the game with a quad injury after being expected to play. Maybe he had a set back, if so, Snell becomes a low-end RB2 next week against the Colts.

Ryan Finley – 7/13 for 89 yards, 10 carries for 47 yards, 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown. It was pretty obvious you should’ve started Finley over Big Ben this week. 

Gio Bernard – 25 carries for 83 yards, 1 catch for 14 yards and his 5th and 6th touchdown. The Stache is back! One week after being benched for his first fumble in 20 years–while simultaneously destroying my championship hopes in one league–Gio totally redeemed himself like Harry in Dumb and Dumber

Tee Higgins – 3 catches for 31 yards. Higgy put up 60+ receiving yards in Joe Burrow’s final six games prior to the ACL injury. He’s only posted 50 receiving yards once in five games since the injury. If Burrow’s back for the start of the year, Higgins might be the best buying opportunity since 2-for-1 pastrami night at Schmaltz’s Deli.

A.J. Green – 2 catches for 40 yards. The former stud pass catcher has surprisingly played in all 14 games this year, averaging 3 catches for 33 yards. Safe to say he won’t be winning comeback player of the year!

Tyler Boyd – 0 catches on 1 target before leaving with a concussion. I do hope his brain is alright, but I owe Boyd a gift basket after his injury allowed me to sneak into the RazzBowl championship final round of 10. May the best Donkey win. Don’t forget to sign up for the 2021 RazzBowl now! 

  1. William Hung says:
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    Will you also be providing W17 content – The league I’m in goes all the way till the end

    • The Harrow says:
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      i think he answered fairly recently he would be. i’m thinking it was to you but that can’t be right.

      • The Harrow says:
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        yep, answered to you yesterday:
        DT:
        “Yep, I’ll have rankings and a Sunday primer for week 17. Also, you should convince your league to change that next year!”

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep. The Harrow is correct.

      • William Hung says:
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        Hahaha for whatever reason I confused you and MB

        • The Harrow says:
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          for about 2 years i confused BD and DT, since i only knew which was which from voices but not faces. that changed this year with DT’s short videos. now i can pick out which is which easily in podcasts.

          • everywhereblair

            everywhereblair says:
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            I *told* DT we needed that Morgan Freeman voice synthesizer!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Got the Barry White one instead

  2. JC says:
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    Tossup game for the Chip this week. Many, many questions!

    My WR group:
    Julio at Chiefs, Beasley at Pats,
    T.Y. at Pitts, and R. Higgins at Jets

    All road games, all ranked in the same range except for Julio who is a bit higher.
    Please pick top two in order of preference not named Julio.

    My Defenses: Bill at Pats, Eagles at Dallas, Cards v 49ers.
    Bill ranked a bit higher than the others but can be run on so not sure.

    Please pick who you are starting.

    Side note: Let’s have The Pack lay an egg…Rodgers and Jones are his horses.

    Gracias!

    • The Harrow says:
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      ARI vs SF seems good, beat it hard is starting. and mostert out. BUF is good too but on road moves them back a bit. lots of teams move the ball a good bit on BUF too (similar can be said for ARI, but beat it hard really hits the spot (as it usually does))

    • Donkey Teeth

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      TY and Beasley for me. I like the Bills D most but then II’m with The Harrow on the Cards next.

      Good luck!

      • JC says:
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        Thanks you both! What is great is ESPN is ranking Higgins the highest – so this makes sense to me lol!

        • The Harrow says:
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          higgins gets bumped up if it’s non PPR (he gets good gains on the catches he makes, but CLE in general doesn’t throw much)

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

  3. Comatose says:
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    Championship opponent has James Robinson and no depth behind him. Grab Ozigbo or Ogbunwale in case Robinson doesn’t play?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      F yeah. i’m playing against somebody in decent sized money league who’s BEST option (this is 2 WR only starting league) is boyd (if he’s healthy) in the flex and ogunbowale at RB 2 if zeke doesn’t play (she for some silly ass reason didn’t have pollard months ago, i nabbed and started him last week). ogunbowale has pretty much for like 3 years been only thought of as like the duke johnson type, so i’d think it’s ozigbo but who knows with JAX, they should be really trying to lose now (see if glennon even gets put back in, as reports are coach still hasn’t named minshew starter this week)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I expect Robinson with play but if you’re gonna grab one then I’d go with Ozigbo like goodfold suggested. Not a bad idea if you have the roster space.

  4. William Hung says:
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    Hot Damn! Just saw on Twitter MB is leaving Razzball – good luck and happy trails to you MB!

    • everywhereblair

      everywhereblair says:
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      I think it was about 2 weeks ago he posted in his rankings a lil goodbye and parting words. Have a look and drop him a line!

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah i replied to his Twitter post

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bon voyage, MB. You will be missed!

      • The Harrow says:
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        i missed him saying he’d be gone shortly, he was pretty sure head football editor last year (or did you, DT take that over last year not this year). sucks he’ll be gone.

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