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Ben Roethlisberger was forced from yesterday’s game against the Rams when Mark Barron fell onto his leg, bending it awkwardly. While my initial reaction was to breathe a sigh of relief for all the women out there who are mobile enough to out-run a one-legged man, my next reaction was that this looked to be a season-ending leg injury. As of now, the prognosis has gone from leg implosion to ACL injury to MCL sprain, which normally takes around six weeks to recover from. Still, while the news improved throughout the day, this remains a huge blow to not just Roethlisberger, but also to the entire Steelers offense. I doubt Michael Vick ever wanted to start another NFL game again, but here he is, ready to provide clumsy pocket-presence mixed with a canon arm that fires anywhere and everywhere you don’t want it to. So basically a worse Ben Roethlisberger. While Heath Miller probably will stay the same (for now and eternity), Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and Martavis Bryant (when he returns) will likely have some issues to contend with. Le’Veon Bell benefits the most, as check-downs need to go somewhere, and there will be even more emphasis on the Steelers rushing game. That being said, it can be a double-edged sword when defenses start game-planning against such things, so we’ll have to see what kind of magic Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley has ready to go. Haha, Steelers are screwed. But don’t worry, Big Ben’s third leg still works ladies! (Whether you like it or not…)

Here’s what else I saw in Week 3…

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Keenan Allen – 12 REC, 133 YDS, 2 TD. Allen was able to be productive even though the entire San Diego M*A*S*H unit was in full effect.

C.J. Anderson – 8 CAR, 18 YDS and 1 REC, 9 YDS. C.J. Anderson: Still pointless, Earth: Still orbiting sun. At this point, he’s essentially a sunk cost and we’ll just have to wait to see if he actually does something other than nothing. It certainly helps that Ronnie Hillman (7 CAR, 13 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 3 YDS) has been equally sh*tty.

Cole Beasley – 4 REC, 49 YDS. More like Cole Beastly, amiright? It’s only because I couldn’t figure out how to make “gritty” fit into his last name. It’d come out something like “Greasley” which makes no sense. Unless you’re from Indiana.

Alfred Blue – 31 CAR, 139 YDS, 1 TD. Some Alfred Blue impostor had a really great game against Buccaneers. He still remains a step below medicore for me, but with Arian Foster’s groin injury still creating a murky timeline for a potential return, I am forced into believing that Blue will still be a getting a majority of carries.

Jimmy Clausen – 9/17, 63 YDS and 3 CAR, 13 YDS. Honest to god, I am always surprised when I see Clausen is still in the league despite not hitting puberty yet. I will be supporting his “Jimmy Pickles” nickname, mostly because his play is basically the equivalent of a mouthful of vinegar.

Charles Clay – 5 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD. Charles Clay ran through the Dolphins defense like he was the second, fatter, slower coming of Barry Sanders!

Isaiah Crowell – 10 CAR, 36 YDS. All’s Crowell that ends Crowell. I have no idea what that means, but here‘s what I’m trying to convey.

Jeff Cumberland – 2 REC, 10 YDS. The Army of the Cumberland rises again! The Army of the Cumberbatch says “He’s so dreamy!”! The Army Of Cummerbund says “Ruffles up!”

Andy Dalton – 20/32, 383 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT and 5 CAR, 10 YDS, 1 FUM. It’s going to be so sad when Dalton looks absolutely ridiculous in the first Bengals playoff game after going 12-4. And trust me, for every three games of competent and above-average play he provides, there’s a game where he throws for 80 yards and 3 interceptions. You have been warned.

Lance Dunbar – 1 CAR, 5 YDS and 10 REC, 100 YDS. I was so dumbfounded by this, I actually looked up Dunbar’s career stats to share this: He has 424 receiving yards in his career. Yesterday’s game now represents 24% of his career receiving yardage. Honestly, I’ve saw better tackling on reruns of COPS than what the Falcons did yesterday.

Larry Fitzgerald – 9 REC, 134 YDS, 2 TD. There were so many Dolphins dying on the field yesterday, you’d think the Japanese were responsible.

Ryan Fitzpatrick – 35/58, 283 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT and 4 CAR, 13 YDS. It’s sad that I can’t remember the last year the Jets had a functional offense and I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I’ll see a consistent Jets offense in my lifetime, and I’m 32-years-young. What I’m saying is, I intend to live a long life.

Devonta Freeman – 30 CAR, 141 YDS, 3 TD and 5 REC, 52 YDS. The Falcons literally only gave the ball to TWO players (Freeman obviously being one, and Julio Jones the other), and Dallas’ defense couldn’t do anything about it. I can’t imagine living in a world where Freeman does things like this, but with Tevin Coleman out for several weeks and Matt Ryan being the only other player with rushing yardage on the team, he would seemingly be fantasy relevant. (I’M SHUDDERING.)

Nick Foles – 19/28, 197 YDS, 1 INT and 1 CAR, 10 YDS. He’s stopping at nothing to keep Jeff Fisher in his resting face, and Foles really needs to do something about it, because Fisher’s resting face is that of someone who just put down their dog.

Justin Forsett – 10 CAR, 13 YDS and 4 REC, 16 YDS. DO SOMETHING CONGRESS! If we didn’t already have two games to draw conclusions from, I’d say this performance was an abnormality. The Ravens threw 49 passes (compared to 18 rushing attempts) and were playing from behind for much the game until it turned into an all-out shoot-out. (If Ray Lewis was still playing, it’d be a knife-out.) But I’m concerned, the offensive line has looked pretty terrible, and while I won’t say age is a factor here, Forsett has yet to get a touchdown.

Matt Forte – 20 CAR, 74 YDS. Forte had a pretty impressive game against the “Sea Fence”, considering his surround cast of Jimmy Clausen and a bunch of stuff. By the way, how is “Sea Fence” a thing? It makes zero sense. A seawall is a thing, a sea fence… is not. The sea could go right through a fence… just saying.

Jimmy Graham – 7 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD. I’d assumed, with such a strong performance, that he would have managed some rebounds too.

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A.J. Green – 10 REC, 227 YDS, 2 TD. I don’t know guys, but, I think this Green guy might just be halfway decent at this thing called football.

Rob Gronkowski – 4 REC, 101 YDS. Guarding Gronk is overrated, trust me guys. Honestly, this is getting to be Bears Secondary – Jordy Nelson levels of ineptitude these defenses are showing…

Percy Harvin – 2 CAR, 16 YDS and 7 REC, 66 YDS. I always forget that Harvin is on the Bills. It’s like Rex Ryan just collected every rogue and vagabond he could find around the league. In fact, the only player he didn’t get was Chris Johnson, but that probably had more to with being involved in a drive-by shooting during the off-season. Ya gotta throw punches instead is the lesson here.

Carlos Hyde – 15 CAR, 51 YDS and 1 REC, 10 YDS. Most people don’t know that the 49ers are called the 49ers because that’s the number of tires burning in this dumpster.

Chris Ivory – Ivory said he felt good yesterday, but I’m sure I would have felt good just standing safely on the sideline. His comments do signal a potential return in Week 4 from his groin injury, which would be great as Bilal Powell (10 CAR, 31 YDS and 7 REC, 44 YDS) essentially did nothing. In the mean time, I’m hoping the Jets sign a pale white quarterback named Brad Ebony.

Andre Johnson – (1 TGTS.) I’m thinking Andre Johnson might actually not be very good this year folks. I’m on the fence (NOT THE SEA FENCE PEOPLE) about whether he’s droppable yet. I’d still say no, but we’re getting closer to that point.

Calvin Johnson – 8 REC, 77 YDS. Okay, who reminded Stafford that Megatron actually still exists and is not a figment of his imagination?

Chris Johnson – 22 CAR, 110 YDS, 2 TD and 1 REC, 40 YDS. So, does this performance mean that Chris Johnson has “running away from border patrol speed” now?

Julio Jones – 12 REC, 164 YDS, 2 TD. This whole “Let’s leave Julio wide open” game plan didn’t work. Regardless, how good is Julio Jones? He’s essentially the only reason why Hankerson is on his way to surpass all of his career numbers simply by just lining up next to him.

Colin Kaepernick – 9/19, 67 YDS, 4 INT and 7 CAR, 46 YDS, 1 TD. Kaepernick was a thing of beauty yesterday. What ever the opposite of Kaepernicking is. Kapersh*tting probably.

Andrew Luck – 18/30, 260 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT and 6 CAR, 21 YDS. Okay, who replaced Andrew Luck with RG3 painted white?

Ryan Mallett – 24/39, 228 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. Were you guys aware of how tall Ryan Mallett is? He’s listed at 6’6″. However, he may be as tall as 6’9″. When he winds up, the ball is 8′ high. In 8th grade, he was 6’4″. You now know everything you need to know about Ryan Mallett.

Ryan Mathews – 25 CAR, 108 YDS, 1 FUM and 2 REC, 20 YDS, 1 TD. DeMarco who?

Rishard Matthews – 6 REC, 113 YDS, 2 TD. Dammit Rishard Mathews… stop taking Jarvis Landry’s touchdowns, ya jerk!

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Brandon Marshall – 10 REC, 109 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM. I’d ask why the Jets can’t have nice things, but it’s because of plays like that one. Honestly, I think Brandon Marshall was trying WAY too hard to be a true part of Jets lore…

Peyton Manning – 31/42, 324 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT and 1 CAR, -1 YDS. I like how after three weeks, Kubiak’s entire offensive system has become “let Peyton figure it out”. Why would you even put in a new offensive system? It’s my (granted, limited) understanding that Manning knows what football is and what it does…

Lamar Miller – 7 CAR, 38 YDS and 3 REC, 27 YDS. Along with Jonas Gray (9 CAR, 49 YDS), this Miami running attack really deserves an estoppel action. I understand that Miller’s ankle is an issue, but Offensive Coordinator (emphasis on “offensive”) Bill Lazor continues to give up on the running game as early and as often as he can. We’ll see how Miller rebounds in London, but I’m hesitant to start him if I have other options at this point.

Adrian Peterson – 20 CAR, 126 YDS, 2 TD. Well whip my balls, A.P. did this against my Chargers

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Joseph Randle – 14 CAR, 87 YDS, 3 TD and 2 REC, 18 YDS. Joseph Randle single-handily outscored some fantasy teams yesterday. It’s been pretty clear that Randle was always going to be the feature back, and while his floor is more attractive than his ceiling (housing metaphors!), this did nothing but solidify that he’ll get a majority of the carries. That and DMC is terrible.

Theo Riddick – 7 REC, 61 YDS. Nothing personal, but I kind of hope Theo Riddick gets arrested for a weed violation so we can make jokes about the Chronicles of Riddick.

Ben Roethlisberger – 20/24, 192 YDS, 1 INT. As stated in the lede, Roethlisberger looks to be out around six weeks. For those who own him, I’d probably stream at this point and not handcuff with Michael Vick if possible. I’d probably also lock up your daughters. Or just keep them in buildings that aren’t wheelchair-accessible…

Bobby Sankey – 5 CAR, 10 YDS and 2 CAR, 31 YDS. Bobby Sankey is a tragedy. And I have no idea who Antonio Andrews (12 CAR, 49 YDS, 1 TD and 1 REC, 12 YDS.) is or where he came from.

Matthew Stafford – 31/45, 282 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT and 1 CAR, -1 YDS, 1 FUM. Stafford is the Carly Fiorina of quarterbacks.

Demaryius Thomas – 9 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD, 1 FUM. That Thomas kid might be pretty good at the whole catch-and-run thing.

Brandon Weeden – 22/26, 232 YDS, 1 INT. There’s the Weeden we know. Look, while he’s not that great of quarterback, he does tell a great story about when he almost met President Truman.

Jameis Winston – 17/36, 261 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT. Winston has the poise of Blaine Gabbert. And the Body of Jamarcus Russell. And the arrest record of Darren Sharper.

Jason Witten – 6 REC, 65 YDS. Impressive, seeing as how Witten was playing in a full-body cast.

 

Final Thought

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  1. G-man says:
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    What elite TE do you prefer with schedule and coaching situation taken into account: Kelce or Olsen?
    Also, I have K. Allen on my team and am wondering what effect the return of Gates will have on his value? Should I try to sell high? What tier do you put Allen in?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @G-man: Olsen for me. And I think is a WR2. I think Gates will open it up a little bit more for everyone.

  2. Slimbo says:
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    In a dynasty league is starks or Taliaferro droppable?

    Could get Ryan Matthews, McFadden, Dorsett or Jeff Janis

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Slimbo: I think Starks is. I’d go Mathews.

  3. Wacha wacha says:
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    With another terrible performers do you have any optimism that cj Anderson will turn things around?

    Was offered Tyrod Taylor for Anderson in my 2 qb league. I have fitzpatrick and eventually cutler as my number 2 right now. Keep holding out for CJ to show up or consider this deal?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wacha wacha: somewhat optimistic he’ll recover, I just don’t know when. Turf toe lingers and prevents sharp cuts… I’d hold for now, even in a 2 QB league.

  4. Blurry face says:
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    There’s an owner shopping Jordan reed .

    Ppr league…I have Gilmore at te

    Rb- Morris , Charles, Blount, spiller, Coleman , foster
    Wr – megatron, Jeffrey, Matthews, j brown, Baldwin, Agholor

    Would you trade Agholor, spiller or Coleman for reed ?

    Would

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Blurry face: Why the hell would that guy take a deal for Agholor or Spiller? They have very minimal value. You MIGHT get him to bite for Coleman, but I’m assuming he’s looking for an upgrade for his starting team, not bench fodder.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Blurry face: if you can get him for Spiller, then by all means.

      • Talking Keyboard says:
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        Not biting on Spiller…how about Coleman?

        He already has Greg Olsen, so he’s willing to sell.

  5. Bobby says:
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    Hey Jay – great work as always. How would you rank the following WRs (standard scoring): Landry, Keenan Allen, Allen Robinson? Thanks my man

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bobby: Thanks! I’d go Robinson, Allen, and then Landry.

  6. Clyde Prompto says:
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    Howdy, Jay. Is the St. Louis O-line bad enough to temper expectations a bit for Gurley? I was hoping he’d be a fixture in the RB top 10 from like Week 8 on, but now I’m not sure. Like Big Ben’s man-region, it’s a confusing grey area.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: I’m okay with it right now. I don’t see him eclipsing top-30 running backs right away, but is probably a match-up play moving forward.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Clyde Prompto: they were bottom 3 last year and not much reason to think they’ll be better than maybe 6th worst this one. O-Line i mean.

  7. Wendy says:
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    Panic Time?
    Bree’s, Bradford
    Anderson, Forsett, Martin, Woodhead, Blount, Gurley
    A Brown, Matthews, Cooper, J Brown
    Tucker
    Carolina
    ? Drop Bradford? Hold ? Stafford or Carr available
    Terrible RB first few weeks- drop Woodhead for k Williams? Not much on waivers?
    Small 10 team no one will trade

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Wendy: YIKES.

      Move bradford for Carr, IMO. Oakland will always be trying to outscore their defense’s mess.

      If this is PPR, Woodhead should be kept, if not, Williams.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Wendy: Hold on Woodhead, and start streaming that Bradford position until Brees gets back.

  8. Allan says:
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    Jay,
    Going into tonight I’m 10 points up in our league. It’s standard scoring and my opponent has Rodgers tonight. I’ve got the option to play either Adams or Lacy in my flex. I know the odds are slim of maintaining my lead but which gives me a better shot? I was thinking Adams and hoping he catches at least a couple of td passes Rodgers throws.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Allan: I think Lacy might be better, but I understand the thinking.

    • Brandon

      Brandon says:
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      @Allan: Personally I’m not too comfortable with Lacy tonight

  9. WillisReid says:
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    Productive(Green Fitzgerald Edelman) but thin(Andre Johnson Roddy White) at WR. With the bye weeks starting should I look to try and move one of Lacy Murray or Ellington for WR help? Have Karlos Williams, Spiller and Tallifero as speculatives on my bench.

    Kendall Wright/Hilton/ T Benjamin are trade possibilities depending on the RB.

    Britt and Hurns look to be best avail on the WW.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @WillisReid: maybe try out Hurns. A Wright trade is possible there. I like Hilton, but not sure you have the pieces.

  10. Nature boy says:
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    Drop Teddy for Carr or T. Taylor? Thanks!

  11. TOGMAN says:
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    PPR league.

    Should I drop Spiller for CJ2K?

    • WillisReid says:
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      I’m interested to see what happens there with Ellington’s return.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @TOGMAN: I’m fine with that.

  12. Clint says:
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    I think the Atlanta ground game may be worth something assuming they choose one guy to tote the rock. I’ve watched them in each of their games so far and that line is really getting a nice push for whoever’s toting the ball back there. Freeman wasn’t getting touched yesterday until he got to the second level against that supposedly-great Dallas defense.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Clint: you may be right, but that Dallas defense looks vulnerable missing Gregory.

  13. BornTooLate says:
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    Have a good squad, but have been dealing with some nagging injuries (perhaps a real one in Watkins now) and have been underperforming. 2-0 right now and have to see what Cobb and Lacy do tonight to see if my opponent can overtake me. So the question is do you think I should be making any moves to try and secure another high end player, more specifically an RB? I’m considering shopping Moncrief this week and someone dropped Gore like a fool, so he will be owned by someone on Wednesday with high waiver priority. Thinking I may need to go after him. Well anyways, here is my roster (As I had it set for this week). Thanks for letting me know what you think!

    QB – Newton
    WR – Demaryius
    WR – TY Hilton
    WR – Watkins
    RB – My Boy Bell
    RB – CJ Anderson (grumble….)
    TE – Crocky G
    K – Crosby
    Def – Houston
    BN – Jordan Matthews, Moncrief, Alshon Jeffrey, Yeldon, Gurley, Matt Jones

    • Brandon

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      @BornTooLate: I would definitely try and move one of those WR’s

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BornTooLate: Yeah, I would try and shore up your RB position. Dangle Matthews and Moncrief out there, see who bites.

  14. Fella says:
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    Is Latavius + Ameer Abdullah for La’Veon Bell a fair trade?

    • Brandon

      Brandon says:
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      @Fella: I would get Le’Veon, depending on your RB depth

      • Fella says:
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        @Brandon: I am very deep at receiver. What about AJ Green + Latavius. Good for me? It’s a .5 PPR league.

        • Brandon

          Brandon says:
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          @Fella: Now that feels like a lot.

  15. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Hey Jay! Brees was my #1 QB coming out of the draft, and I took a flyer on Tyrod as a backup. For some reason, I hesitate to start Tehol’s wet dream, and picked up and started Derek Carr, which worked out fine (though Tyrod scored more points!). Brees is just wasting a bench spot, right? Should I just roll with Carr and Tyrod and not look back? Thanks!

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      14-team league, btw.

        • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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          Bortles, RG3, Fitzpatrick, Foles, Cousins. 14-team league, so nothing.

          My question boils down to: For ROS, how do Brees, Carr and Tyrod rank?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Chuckles Tiddlesworth: ROS, Brees, Tyrod, Carr, so I’d just choose one a go with them until Brees gets back.

  16. Butterfield says:
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    What do you think of Allen / Woodhead for L. Murray / M. Bryant? 0.25 ppr + returns.

    I’d end up with:
    WR Robinson
    WR Cooks
    WR Moncrief
    RB Lacy
    RB L. Murray
    FLEX M. Bryant

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Butterfield: Allen side, but it’s super close.

      • DT2 says:
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        @Jay: Thanks, Jay! I feel pretty shallow at RB with Lacy, Woodhead, D. Johnson, and Dunbar. I have decent WR depth (Robinson, Allen, Cooks, Moncrief).

        Three questions:
        – is that the order you’d rank those WRs?
        – should I target an RB2 or hold?
        – if I should move, who should I target and which WR should I try to move?

        Thanks again!

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @DT2: Yes, and if you do target, see what Moncrief can get you.

  17. UltraKzilla says:
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    Great article.

    We start 3 wr in our 14 team league. I own D Thomas, AJ Green, Anquan Boldin, Martavis Bryant and Rishard Matthews.

    I’m considering putting a FAAB bid on DGB dropping Boldin.

    Bold or rash choice?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @UltraKzilla: Thanks! Bold, but with that depth, you can take that risk.

      • UltraKzilla says:
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        @Jay:

        Thanks! Follow up question: sell high on Martavis Bryant before owners realize how bad he might be with Vick, or do we just need to ride it out till Roethlisberger gets back?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @UltraKzilla: If the demand is there, sure.

  18. Brown L says:
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    Waited too long in my ten-team 2-QB league (half PPR), and have been rolling with Bridgewater and Kaepernick. Basically every starting QB in the league is owned, and my backups are Cousins and Josh McCown, who both had serviceable games on my bench this week. I can only imagine this trend continuing throughout the season, having to choose between a baker’s dozen of bad-to-middling options and hoping they don’t shit the bed.

    Thing is, I am super stocked with RBs (Charles, Forte, Latavius, Foster, and Woodhead), and it seems like a natural trading situation. Who would you try to sell? I was thinking of offering L. Murray to someone with a mid-level or struggling QB1. Do you think Bradford will turn it around?

    Thanks, man!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Brown L: I think Bradford will be better, sure. Yeah, dangle Murray out there and see what kind of return that gets you.

  19. Fizz says:
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    From a fantasy perspective, Who would you rather own for the remainder of the year: Forte or Lynch? Im hearing bears might sit him after week 6 if they cant get a win.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: Always a worry with the situation they’re in. Lynch is probably the safest here.

  20. Franks n bean says:
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    Howdy jay! Half PPR would you consider / do any of these deals ?

    1.) trade My Alshon Jeffery straight up for Arian Foster.

    2.) trade my Jeremy hill for Arian Foster straight up.

    3.) Trade my Hill + Frank Gore for Brandon Marshall & Arian Foster.

    4.) Trade my Jeremy Hill + Allen Hurns for Darren Sproles & Foster.

    5.) Trade my Hill + either John brown(or Cooks ) for Foster.

    My RB’s: hill, Lamar miller, gore, Matt jones, & gore

    My WR’s: Demaryius, Alshon, Brandin cooks, John brown, Terrence Williams, Doug Baldwin, Allen hurns.

  21. Nick says:
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    Hey Jay, I survived yesterdays showdown in Detroit with Manning giving me the 122-109 victory moving to 2-1 in this 10 team league. However, I’m ready to gut my bench & you will understand in just a minute….

    QB-P Manning
    RB-AP/J Randle
    WR-Ty, Cooper & Garcon
    TE-M Bennett
    Flex-Demarco Murray
    Bench (here is where it gets dicey): Sankey, Tre Mason, Roddy White, Charles Johnson, Wheaton & J Thomas

    As i dissect my bench in this shallow 10-teamer, I can see dropping

    1) Roddy – has seen no looks 2 weeks straight & bypassed by Hanky
    2) Wheaton – Bryant back soon, Vick in for 6 weeks = disaster
    3) Sankey (no longer RB1 in Tenn)
    4) Tre – Gurley back although neither showing they want that RB1 spot
    5) Charles Johnson – still could come alive & may be worth the stash out of my bench (aside from J Thomas) but just don’t think Vikings WRs will ever see big #s

    Moving on to waivers (not to much out there), please rank these available & let me know your thoughts on drops (from 5 above) for the following;

    WR: R Randle, M Jones, Dorial Green-Beckham, Lockett, Hankerson
    RB: Blue, Dunbar, Rawls, J Bell, Duke Johnson Jr, Sims
    QB (might as well grab a backup QB for Peytons bye week 7 now since my bench stinks): Tyrod Taylor v. Jax week 7 – seems most enticing but FAAB bid might need to be high), Carr @ SD, Flacco @ Arizona

    Lastly, at TE I’m in a bad situation with Bennett not looking good with the backup QB in for a few weeks & J Thomas not ready til week 5 earliest. I cant see carrying 3 TEs so I suppose I have no choice but to roll with Bennett as I’d like to see what J Thomas does on the field before dropping?

    If you can also give an estimated FAAB price for waiver pickups that would be great (I have $76/100 left) Thanks Jay & sorry for the lengthy post!

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: I’d switch Weaton for DGB, Jhonson for Hankerson, Sankey for Bell.

      • Nick says:
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        @Jay: No QB move for bye week 7? I’m willing to bet Taylor goes this week on FAAB, maybe for around $10-$20…not worth it? I guess for a 1-week bye filler, I’d agree Taylor is not worth more than $10 of my FAAB money… that would mean waiting it out & see which QB looks best from weeks 5-6 & than pickup last minute for week 7?

        & lastly, for DGB, Hankerson, Bell, what are max bids? My league is hard to predict, some teams (first year FAAB) paid $37 for Moncreif, Starks at $30 (not even Lacy owner), Crabtree went $12, T Benjamin went $18, Matt Jones $18, to give you some perspective

        • Nick says:
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          @Nick: btw, my thoughts are to go for low bids on these guys you mentioned since they did not exactly produce huge fantasy #s this week, but wondering who of the 3 you mentioned should i spend the most $ on & whom the least?

          • Nick says:
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            @Nick: sorry for yet another post but just noticed Anquan Boldin was dropped…any interest in him over the other 3 guys or an additional pickup?

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: These bids are a tough one for me. Based on that, 5-10 should be okay, but you should concentrate on DGB and Hankerson.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Nick: Carr always gives SD a tough time. He’d be a good pickup.

  22. BornTooLate says:
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    What do you think of Moncrief and Yeldon for Lynch? I’m deep at WR and looking for impact at RB.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @BornTooLate: Yes, I’d want Lynch in a heartbeat there.

  23. Jake says:
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    What is going on with Jeremy Hill I don’t think I could trade him and I can’t even drop him due to ESPN not allowing it. Is there any hope that he will be start able in the near future ?

    Thanks

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jake: He had a knee injury in Week 2 and I think it’s being under-reported. Keep tabs on him, but hold for now.

  24. Fizz says:
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    12 team standard league.
    Qb: Brady, Dalton
    WR: Cobb, J. Brown, A. Robinson, M. Jones, M. Wallace, B. Perriman
    RB: Forte, Morris, M. Jones, Sproles, Coleman

    I got an offer today: Forsette and Cooks for Cobb

    Im tempted but dont know what to do.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Fizz: I’d hold.

  25. Nick says:
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    i have an Agholor problem !! @WR3

    is it serious doc?

    Devante Parker and Ty Montgomery in the wainting room ,,, (bench/bye weeks)
    and Wheaton ( i have ABrown already)

    stay put? drop?
    avalaibles are: Marvin Jones, KBritt, Hurns

    Dropped Blue,,, For Karlos Williams, but started Doug Martin ;(
    i’m set at RB, but is Blue getting Red hot?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nick: Iffy right now. I like him a lot, but the Philly offense just isn’t there yet. I think it will be as time goes on. Out of that group, I’d hold. And no on Blue, he wasn’t that good. I like Williams a little bit more.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Nick: blue’s own team gave his carries away to 2 or 3 other guys in week 2 and he wasn’t hurt. go check the box score for week 2.

  26. Dog Eating in her Sleep says:
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    Half point PPR…already have Lacy, Gore, and Matt Jones at RB….Cobb, A. Brown, Allen Robinson, and John Brown at WR…

    12 team league…

    Would you trade (Mike Wallace and J. Bell) giving away for (Gio Bernard) receiving? Their owner is looking for WR help

    If the owner won’t go for that…Would you trade Allen Robinson for him?

    Thanks for the help

  27. James says:
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    Manning is football! After they retire, I’m assuming the change the name of the Super Bowl to the manning bowl, as it would have more prestige.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @James: I’d prefer Manningfacebowl.

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